New Experiences Await Visitors to Nova Scotia

first_imgFrom a seven-day rug-hooking tour in Cheticamp to a living black history program in Birchtown, there are a dozen new and enhanced experiences awaiting visitors to Nova Scotia. Tourism, Culture and Heritage Minister Rodney MacDonald announced today, Aug. 2, that $218,079 will be provided to support the development of a dozen tourism projects across the province. “Developing new or existing destinations throughout the province not only attracts visitors,” said Mr. MacDonald, “it enhances their experience in Nova Scotia. It also helps us to stay competitive in today’s tourism market.” The Pomquet Development Society in Antigonish County will receive $23,000 for its Chez Deslauriers Project. The funding will support several property enhancements at the restored Acadian home, including the creation of a trail system, an enlarged parking lot, and building of a new interpretive centre and staging area for festivals and events. “We’re very excited about the opportunities this new funding offers,” said Jackie Knocton, vice-chair, Pomquet Development Society. “By expanding our facilities, we will be able to offer more services and better accommodate our visitors.” Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens Society will receive $25,000 for the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. The funding will enable the society to enhance its interpretive services on local culture and heritage from a horticultural perspective, as well as develop new orientation materials and more accessible facilities. “These enhancements will enrich our visitors’ experiences by providing more information on our local culture and heritage in unique and innovative ways,” said Trish Fry, manager, Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. Other organizations receiving support include La Société Saint-Pierre in Inverness County — which will receive $5,000 to develop a seven-day learning vacation focused on the Cheticamp hooked rug experience — and the Black Loyalist Society in Shelburne County, which receives $4,714 to develop a script and deliver a living history program on the Life of Evan at the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre in Birchtown. “These tourism projects will help us build on our strengths and create new or enhanced experiences for visitors to the province,” said Charley Clerk, chair, Tourism Partnership Council. “The projects meet our strategic priorities and will assist the province in realizing its full potential as a world-class tourism destination.” The Tourism Development Investment Fund has invested more than $692,826 in 47 projects across Nova Scotia over the last year. Information on the Tourism Development Investment Fund is available from the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage by calling 902-424-3908 or by visiting the website at www.gov.ns.ca/dtc/tourism . The next deadline for applications is Sept. 9.last_img read more

New Service in Cape Breton for Persons with Disabilities

first_img The program has started in Cape Breton and will expand throughout the province over the next year. The Independent Living Support Program expansion and other new services for people with disabilities were announced in December 2004, following extensive community consultation. The services include, Direct Family Support, implemented in 2005, that provides financial assistance to people who care for a family member with a disability at home and the Alternative Family Support Program, which will be implemented this spring and will offer a family-like setting in the community. These new programs complement existing supports and services already in place. Residents of Cape Breton with intellectual and physical disabilities or long-term mental illness will be living more independently with the help of a new provincial program and service providers. Three Cape Breton service providers have been approved to assist individuals requiring up to 21 hours of support per week under the Department of Community Services Independent Living Support Program. “This program will help Nova Scotians with disabilities who need a minimum level of assistance learn daily life skills,” said Community Services Minister David Morse. “We are offering a level of support that will allow people to live with greater independence, in their own homes, and improve their quality of life.” The program will offer support to about 25 eligible Service for Persons with Disabilities clients and help them develop skills in everyday activities such as maintaining a household, laundry, shopping, banking, preparing meals and community access. The successful service providers are: Cape Breton Community Housing Association serving Sydney and area; Supportive Living Society serving Sydney and area; Regional Occupational Centre Society Association serving Inverness and Richmond counties. last_img read more

Screening for Films Supported by Undergraduate Production Fund

first_imgThe first films created through the Film Nova Scotia bachelor of fine arts Film Production Fund are set to debut on the big screen Thursday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. at Park Lane Cinema in Halifax. The fund provided five fourth-year students with a $2,500 production grant to assist with their undergraduate thesis films. The students recognized through the 2009 program are Joel McLeod for the film Ghost Vase, Chantale Reid for the film Porcelain, Heather DiPinto for the film Insert Colour, Heather Young for the film Dog Girl and Tiffany Westwood for the film Belly of the Whale. The short films will screen as part of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design annual screening of undergraduate thesis films. “We are proud to have partnered with the college on this initiative,” said Ann MacKenzie, president and chief executive officer of Film Nova Scotia. “Investing in the training and development of emerging film- makers helps ensure the growth of our local industry.” Film Nova Scotia is a provincial Crown corporation reporting to the Minister of Economic Development. Film Nova Scotia provides a wide range of programs and services to increase the capacity and competitiveness of the province’s film, television and new media industry. Find out more at www.filmnovascotia.com .last_img read more

Principes directeurs au sujet du vaccin contre la grippe H1N1 grippe porcine

first_imgLe médecin-hygiéniste en chef de la province, le Dr Robert Strang, appuie les principes directeurs proposés publiés aujourd’hui 16 septembre par l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada au sujet des personnes qui devraient recevoir le vaccin contre la grippe H1N1 (grippe porcine chez l’être humain). Même si l’approche au niveau national a toujours été d’offrir le vaccin à tous les Canadiens, les principes directeurs de l’Agence de la santé publique énumèrent les groupes qui tireront le plus grand avantage du vaccin contre la grippe H1N1. Ces groupes incluent les personnes de moins de 65 ans qui souffrent de maladies chroniques, les travailleurs de la santé, les femmes enceintes et les enfants de moins de cinq ans. « Je suis heureux que ces principes directeurs aient été publiés. Ils sont essentiels à la planification des cliniques de vaccination et au choix des publics cibles pour les messages d’information au sujet du vaccin, » a dit le Dr Strang. Il souligne que la Nouvelle-Écosse a commandé environ 1,4 million de doses du vaccin contre la grippe H1N1. Selon les plans actuels, le vaccin devrait être disponible au début novembre. La priorité est de s’assurer que tous les Néo-Écossais qui veulent le vaccin ou qui ont besoin du vaccin contre la grippe H1N1 (grippe porcine chez l’être humain) le recevront en temps opportun. L’approche adoptée pour l’élaboration des principes directeurs est basée sur les meilleurs renseignements scientifiques et techniques disponibles et les connaissances les plus récentes. À mesure que la compréhension du virus H1N1 et de l’efficacité du vaccin évolue, la situation pourrait changer. « Au cours des prochains mois, nous nous attendons à une deuxième vague de cas de grippe H1N1. Le moment exact et l’ampleur de l’épidémie, ainsi que la gravité de la maladie sont difficiles à prévoir, » a dit le Dr Strang. Il souligne que les Néo-Écossais doivent continuer de prendre les mesures nécessaires pour minimiser la propagation du virus. La mesure la plus importante que les Néo-Écossais doivent prendre est de rester à la maison s’ils présentent des symptômes de la grippe, c’est-à-dire la fièvre ou la toux accompagnée d’une fatigue inhabituelle, d’un mal de tête, de douleurs musculaires et articulaires ou d’un mal de gorge. On encourage aussi les gens à prendre les précautions suivantes pour prévenir les maladies : Lavez-vous les mains souvent avec du savon et de l’eau, particulièrement après avoir éternué ou toussé. Si vous n’avez pas facilement accès à de l’eau et du savon, il est acceptable d’utiliser du désinfectant pour les mains à base d’alcool. Couvrez votre bouche avec votre bras ou votre manche pour tousser et éternuer. Si vous utilisez un mouchoir, jetez-le immédiatement et lavez-vous les mains. Évitez de vous toucher les yeux, le nez et la bouche. Ne partagez pas votre verre, bouteille d’eau, cigarette, protège-dents ou vos cosmétiques ou ustensiles. Si vous croyez avoir besoin de conseils ou de soins médicaux, communiquez avec le service Info-Santé 811. Comme dans le cas de toute autre maladie, si vos symptômes s’aggravent, consultez votre médecin ou visitez une clinique sans rendez-vous. Pour consulter les principes directeurs au sujet du vaccin contre la grippe H1N1, consultez le site Web de l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada à l’adresse www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/index-fra.php .last_img read more

Prince Harry And william Attend Charity Dinner

first_imgPrince Harry attended a dinner this week for The American Friends of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.The Prince proved a draw to Sean Lennon, son of Beatle John Lennon, The Voice judge will.i.am, writer John McInerney, who penned Bright Lights Big City, and his socialite and philanthropist wife Anne Hearst McInerney, the granddaughter of newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst.Speaking about Prince Harry, Sean Lennon said: “It’s great that he is here. He seems to be really enjoying it. But it seems as if the whole city is running around trying to spot him, so I hope he doesn’t think New York is always like this. He is well loved here.”And will.i.am said: “I am a fan of how Queen Elizabeth raised her children and how they have raised their children.“I am a great admirer of Prince Charles and his charity work and I think it is incredible Harry has made it part of his legacy to carry this on. He doesn’t have to do what he does, so I applaud him.”The Black Eyed Peas star and producer met The Prince after last year’s Diamond Jubilee concert at which he performed.He added: “He’s a party prince, a soldier and a philanthropist. He’s a regular guy. If Harry was a movie character he would be Iron Man.“I grew up watching documentaries about the Royal Family so I am really pleased to be meeting him.”The Prime Minister, on a separate official visit to America, attended the dinner after teaming up with Prince Harry earlier yesterday at an event in Manhattan promoting British innovation and technology.The American Friends of the Royal Foundation will also provide some funding to the New York based Harlem RBI Prince Harry played baseball at yesterday, so it can expand its coaching to inner city youngsters.The Friends were congratulated for the money they are providing to Harlem RBI in a foreword Prince Harry wrote for the fundraising evening.The Royal Foundation is a charitable organisation set up by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to channel their philanthropic activities. They concentrate their efforts in three main areas; veterans and military affairs, conservation and sustainable development and children and young people.In his speech The Prince paid tribute to his Foundation’s US arm. He said: “Thank you, from William, Catherine and me. You are such an important part of our Foundation family.”He added: “Almost a year ago – on the day before the London Olympics – The Royal Foundation launched Coach Core. This flagship initiative seeks to mentor and train our next generation of truly inspirational young sports coaches.“The aim is that they, themselves, will then become mentors and role models to their peers and further generations over the years ahead.“We now have pilot schemes running in London and Glasgow in Scotland – and I am delighted to announce that funds raised this evening will support a similar programme to be run in partnership with Harlem RBI here in New York, and potentially others like it.“It is exciting that Harlem RBI’s Project Coach and our Coach Core will be linked in this way, sharing experience and lessons learned to provide opportunity and inspiration to disadvantaged young people here and back home in Britain.“I visited the project in Harlem this afternoon, and met many of these young people whose lives are being changed through the power of sport.“As they learn and grow under the careful guidance of Harlem RBI, they represent living proof of what can be achieved. It was truly uplifting.“So, sport and coaching really does change lives.”He then introduced two young men – one British and one from the US – who had become coaches for them to tell their own stories. Prince Harry’s seven day tour of the America ends today when he plays in the Sentebale Polo cup in Greenwich, Connecticut in aid of his Africa based charity Sentebale, which supports orphans in Lesotho.Source:PrinceHenryOfWales.orglast_img read more

RUBY ROSE TO FILM BATWOMAN IN VANCOUVER THIS WINTER

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement RUBY ROSE TO FILM BATWOMAN IN VANCOUVER THIS WINTERGotham is set to take over Vancouver this winter.Multiple sources including What’s Filming have confirmed that the pilot TV show Batwoman will begin filming in Vancouver on Sunday, March 4th, 2019.Who’s playing Batwoman?It will be none other than Australian model, DJ, boxer, recording artist, actress, television presenter, and MTV VJ Ruby Rose.Here’s a look at her character: READ MOREBatwoman (Photo by Jack Rowand/The CW)RUBY ROSE-LED ‘BATWOMAN’ PILOT A GO AT CWDavid Nutter, who helmed ‘Game of Thrones, ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash,’ is on board to direct.It’s official: The CW is moving forward with a Batwoman stand-alone series.The network on Thursday handed out a pilot order for the Ruby Rose-led drama from showrunner and writer Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries) and exec producer Greg Berlanti.David Nutter, the Emmy-winning Game of Thrones helmer who previously helmed pilots for The CW’s The Flash and Arrow, will serve in the same capacity on Batwoman.  READ MORE LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment @rubyrose Advertisementcenter_img NEW “BATWOMAN” SERIES IS FILMING IN CANADA THIS SPRINGNew “Batwoman” TV show filming in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2019 and starring Ruby Rose.Calling all Batman fans! A new Batwoman series is coming soon to screens near you and it looks totally badass. Canadians may be able to get a first sneak peek because the new Batwoman series is filming in Canada this spring and here’s where you’ll find them on location.Vancouver, British Columbia will be home to the film production set of the new CW show, Batwoman. The series will be filming in Vancouver this March, and we even know the exact date filming will start. Keep a lookout on March 4 because that’s the day the series will start production in the city, according to What’s Filming. READ MORE Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Premier Horgan releases statement after legislative assembly passes Income Tax Amendment Act

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – Premier John Horgan has released a statement after the legislative assembly passed the Income Tax Amendment Act.The Income Tax Amendment Act sets out the final pieces of the Province’s fiscal framework for liquefied natural gas projects in B.C.According to Horgan, the Act will secure the largest private-sector investment in Canadian history. Horgan says his government has set four stringent conditions for LNG in B.C. that will fit under the CleanBC plan.“Our government set four stringent conditions for LNG in B.C.: a fair return for our natural resources, jobs and training opportunities for British Columbians, partnerships with First Nations, and the project must fit within our CleanBC plan.”According to the Government, the LNG Canada project will create jobs and opportunity for Kitimat, the Haisla Nation and people in the North, and is expected to generate $23 billion in government revenues to support public services for all British Columbians.Horgan also says reconciliation with First Nations is vital to the project’s success.“The benefits of LNG Canada’s investment will require government’s full commitment for many years. A continued focus on reconciliation with First Nations, particularly those on whose territory the project will be built, is vital to success.”last_img read more

JHU denies any links with Kandy communal riots

He also said that it was clear from the investigations that some groups linked to the Rajapaksas were behind the violence. The Jathika Hela Urumaya today denied any links with the communal riots in Kandy and has urged the Police to properly investigate and reveal the identity of those who instigated the violence.JHU leader and Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said that the JHU has been accused of being behind the violence by the joint opposition led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Ranawaka said that the Police investigations have not revealed any links between the JHU and the attacks on the Muslims in Kandy. (Colombo Gazette) Ranawaka said that he had asked the Police to make public details regarding the ongoing investigations into the violence. read more

Ohio State field hockey looks to keep momentum at No 8 Maryland

Then-freshman forward Maddy Humphrey (left) pushes the ball upfield during a game against Iowa Oct. 19, 2014 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU lost 4-2.Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State field hockey team hopes to keep its momentum when it faces off against another team that is undefeated in conference play, No. 8 Maryland, this week.Coming off a 2-1 double overtime victory last week against Penn State, the Buckeyes are now 2-0 in the Big Ten for the first time since 2011 and 6-3 overall. Maryland (8-3, 3-0) — which is coming off a 5-1 victory against Michigan State on Sunday — currently sits in a three-way tie for first place in the Big Ten alongside OSU and Indiana. The Terrapins have combined to score 38 goals so far this season, 20 of which have come off penalty corners.Coach Anne Wilkinson said her team has put forth a lot of effort in practice this week and that it will show on the turf Friday.“At the end of the day it’s about who steps up and shows up on the field,” Wilkinson said. “I think with the hard work that our team put in this week, we’ll be prepared and ready to compete.”As proof of their effort, the Buckeyes continue to rack up Big Ten Player of the Week honors. Sophomore goalie Liz Tamburro, senior forward Peanut Johnson and, most recently, sophomore back Caroline Rath have all taken home the title so far this season. Johnson, who has 15 points on six goals along with three assists, said the team’s dedication and spirit give them an upper hand in succeeding on the field.“Everyone’s just on their A-Game,” Johnson said. “The fact that freshmen, sophomores, juniors are all playing with so much heart is just really what’s setting this season apart from all the others.”Coming into Friday’s game winning five of its last six, OSU is averaging 2.50 goals per game with 23 goals total. Alongside the strong offense, the Buckeyes’ defense leads the conference with 65 total saves. Tamburro — who tallied a season-high 11 saves versus Penn State — said the defense has found its flow on the field and is finally meshing together. “The defense has been working amazing together, we’ve made so much progress since the beginning of the season,” Tamburro said. “We’re all open with each other, the communication and trust has definitely come together.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to face off against the Terrapins on Friday at Buckeye Varsity Field at 3:30 p.m.Coach’s cornerWilkinson and Maryland coach Missy Meharg used to be teammates at the University of Delaware on both the field hockey and lacrosse teams. Looking forwardFollowing their contest against Maryland, the Buckeyes will continue Big Ten play against Rutgers at home. The game is set for Oct. 9, with faceoff being scheduled for 3:30 p.m at Buckeye Varsity Field. read more

THW Kiel without Steffen Weinhold to fight for TOP 8

The German derby in VELUX EHF Champions League 2016/2017 between Rhein Neckar Lowen and THW Kiel on Thursday (19.00 hrs), where the first quarter-finalists of the European elite competition will be decided. The “Lions” won first match in Kiel 25:24. This could help Nikolaj Jakobsen guys to crush the big rivals, but also missing of some important “Zebras” players like Domagoj Duvnjak or Rene Toft Hansen.The last problem for Alfred Gislason is absence of Steffen Weinhold. The 31-years old right back has neck-muscle problems. He won’t be able to help his team-mates in the most important match of the season. ← Previous Story Maccabi Castro Tel Aviv win Israeli Cup after 52 years! Next Story → SEHA GAZPROM Final 4 with a day rest before match days! read more

VIDEO Emotional reunion as tornado survivor finds dog buried alive under house

first_imgIN THE MIDST of the destruction following a massive tornado in Oklahoma that left 91 people dead, news channel CBS managed to capture an emotional reunion between a woman and her missing dog.Barbara Garcia, who survived the tornado despite the collapse of her house, was describing the moment the tornado struck and she lost sight of her little dog, when the pooch stuck his head out of the rubble.“I hollered for my little dog and he didn’t answer, he didn’t come so I know he’s in here somewhere,” she told the reporter shortly before the dog appeared. Afterwards an emotional Garcia told the news crew that God had answered her prayers as she had asked him to let them both be OK. (Video: hitnewsvideoful/YouTube)The full CBS report can be viewed here.Related: Scenes of death, destruction as tornado strikes Oklahoma suburbs>last_img read more

Carolyn Long seeks to inspire women to run for office

first_imgCarolyn Long wants to talk about the power of losing. About how campaigning is a journey, not just a destination. About how keeping an eye on the broader reasons for running for office — serving the public, inspiring others, enacting a shared vision — can help keep a loss in perspective.Of course, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go another round.“Even the journey is a win for you. You learn about yourself,” Long said at a training session for current and prospective political candidates hosted by the National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Saturday.“Doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try again,” Long added. “That’s very important, as well.”During her speech at the training session, the Democrat, who last year lost her campaign against Republican U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, played it coy on whether she’d pursue a 2020 congressional run. She dodged audience questions on if or when she planned to declare another campaign after her 2018 run proved the only serious challenge to Herrera Beutler since the congresswoman was first elected in 2010.But she certainly didn’t rule it out. And she hit the “try, try again” theme pretty hard for someone who isn’t at least considering a second run.Losing, she said, is an opportunity for reflection, “and a time for planning for the future.” It’s also a chance to reconnect with the driving factors that motivated you to run in the first place.last_img read more

PS Fisheries Expresses Concern over Illegal Fishing Activities

first_imgBy: Makutu MannehThe Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Fisheries has on Thursday said most of the local fishermen and trawlers operating in Gambian waters are engaged in illegal fishing activities.Dr Bamba A.M Banja on Thursday saidy: “This is a global problem; Gambia is not the only country facing it.”Dr Banja who made this statement during an interview with this paper, was reacting to claims by local fishers who alleged that Chinese Fishing trawlers operating in Gambian waters used unauthorized nets to catch fish including juvenile ones.He said that is why the Ministry of Fisheries is in the process of buying a new petrol boat for the navies so that they would be in a position to effectively police the country’s territorial waters against poachers, illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing in the Gambia.He said the Ministry of Fisheries is working with its development partners and other players at sub-regional level to combat IUU which they are doing by carrying joint surveillance missions which involve other countries.He said they will not relent in the battle against illegal, unreported and unregistered fishing until they eradicate the practice in The Gambia.Dr. Bamba A.M Banja earlier said industrial fisheries activities in The Gambia are regulated by his Ministry.He mentioned that each fishing vessel has its limitation in Gambian waters. He said the local fishermen are to fish from 0 to 9 nautical miles, while “industrial fishers are authorized depending on the size of their vessel which can be from 9\12 or 12 beyond nautical miles”.He added if any of the fishing vessels goes beyond the nautical miles, they are allowed to operate, then, they are encroaching into the zones reserved for others which is punishable under Gambian law.Dr. Benja said in the event any vessel crosses its territory to another boundary, it would not be the responsibility of the fisheries ministry to react, but that of the Gambia Navy because it is their responsibility to protect the coastal and fishery waters.“Fishing in the wrong zone is against the fishery law which the fishermen don’t understand,” he said.He further said before fishing trawlers are given permission to fish in the sea, they have to come for inspection and in the process, they look at their facilities, net sizes and others to see if they are in conformity with what the legislation is demanding from them.He remarked: “We cannot give license to a fishing trawler that has not fulfill the requirements of the law.”The net size is regulated and inspected and if any vessel is found fishing with the wrong net sizes, the vessel is intercepted and the crew arrested, he added.He said they have registered about 50 to 60 trawlers, adding these trawlers are given three months to operate and after that, some can come and renew their license again.He said they need the participation of Gambians in the sector especially the women and youth, saying only few Gambians are fishing.He said fishery is a very important sector for the Gambian economic because it has the potential to create employment opportunities and bring revenue and foreign exchange as well as improve the nutritional status of Gambians.last_img read more

Early voting for the general election started today in San Diego

first_img Posted: October 8, 2018 Elizabeth Alvarez Elizabeth Alvarez, Early voting for the general election started today in San Diego Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter October 8, 2018 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) – We are a little less than 1 month from the general election. The voting signs are up and the San Diego County Registrar of Voters office is open. Aaron Morgan was one of the first people there.“I thought I would get a head start, be proactive and get an early start.”Anthony Blas says he wanted to get an early start on making sure his personal information was updated.” I came today to put in my change of address and my voting by mail paperwork so I can do my duty.”Early voting for the November 6th general election is now officially underway at 5600 Overland Avenue.“It took me about 5 to 7 minutes to vote. I thought it was a very efficient process” said Morgan.There are 326 items on the ballot throughout the entire county. That’s 52 questions on the ballot, 11 of them are state propositions and 41 of those are local measures.“We’re sending out 1.1 million mail ballots to the US Postal Service today so voters should be receiving those in the next couple of days” said Michael Vu, Registrar of Voters.Keep in mind if you are voting by mail, the official ballot for the general election this year is a two card ballot meaning there are two pages. That means that when you mail it back extra postage will be required — $0.71 to be exact. For those of you wanting a sample ballot pamphlet and voter information pamphlet, don’t worry, the office it’s still sending those out.“We are sitting at over 1.7 million registered voters. That’s the highest it’s ever been in any election we’ve conducted in the county. That number will of course increase by the time voter registration deadline happens on October 22nd” said the registrar of voters.Vu also says he expects to see close to a 75% turnout for this election and long lines on Election Day. He says voting now could save you the headache of a long wait at the polls.“The last time we had an open gubernatorial general election, we had a 64% turnout so I anticipate with the political climate out there, a lot close contests out there, a lot of high-profile races, a lot of questions to consider, I anticipate voters will turn out in this upcoming election.”last_img read more

Paul McCartney to play Petco Park

first_imgPaul McCartney to play Petco Park June 22, 2019 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) – Paul McCartney will play a Petco Park show tonight at 8pm.Senior Director of Special Events at Petco Park, Jaclyn Lash tells KUSI’s Jason Austell more about the event. Updated: 2:22 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: June 22, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Firefighters ask residents to Fill the Boot

first_imgClark County Fire District 6 firefighter Casey Taylor collects donations from motorists on 78th Street near Interstate 5 on Thursday for Fill the Boot, a nationwide event that raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Off-duty firefighters from the Vancouver Fire Department and Clark County Fire District 6 spent four hours Thursday, boots in hand, collecting money at a Hazel Dell intersection and will be out there again today from noon to 4 p.m.o What: Off-duty firefighters raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.o When: Noon to 4 p.m. today.o Where: Intersection of Highway 99 and Northeast 78th Street.Proceeds from the annual Fill the Boot event go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The International Association of Fire Fighters has been the single largest contributor to the MDA, area director Linda Alexander said Thursday, when she joined firefighters at Northeast 78th Street and Highway 99.The event originated in Boston in 1954.Vancouver firefighter Mark Johnston said Thursday the Vancouver union, IAFF Local 452, was doing Fill the Boot when he was hired in 1983. While the firefighters go into traffic to collect cash — drivers who aren’t in outer lanes typically honk to signal an intent to donate — Johnston said nobody has ever been injured.Orange signs alert drivers, firefighters wear safety vests and a “corner captain” whistles to signal a change of light.This marks the third year for the event outside of city limits.In 2011, Vancouver officials told firefighters that Fill the Boot ran afoul of a city ordinance on aggressive panhandling and they fretted that it wasn’t safe. That year, firefighters moved to the busy Hazel Dell intersection.Johnston said Clark County Sheriff Garry Lucas welcomed the event into his territory.Publicity about the exile from the city resulted in a record collection of $20,310, said John Stewart, a Vancouver firefighter who organizes the event.Last year, they raised just under $15,000, Stewart said, and they would love to exceed that amount this year.Statewide, firefighters raised $727,000 last year for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Stewart said.Camps, clinicsWith muscular dystrophy, muscles get progressively weaker. Symptoms range “from mild muscle weakness to complete paralysis of all voluntary muscles, including those used for breathing and swallowing,” according to the MDA’s website.last_img read more

1 dead in Northwest MiamiDade stabbing subject at large

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A subject is at large, police said, in Northwest Miami-Dade following a fatal stabbing.According to Miami-Dade Police, the stabbing took place at 8115 NW Fifth Court. A victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Police placed Horace Mann Middle School on lockdown as a precaution while they search for the suspect.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Firefox fans reject advice to join forces with Chrome

first_img Tags A Mozilla Firefox sticker Stephen Shankland/CNET Mozilla should concede defeat to Chrome and adopt Google’s browser technology, a Microsoft executive suggested Friday, provoking rebuttals over the weekend that Firefox’s independence is now more important than ever.Chrome is built atop Google’s Chromium open-source software project, which lets anyone else use the code for their own projects, modify it and offer their changes back. With Chrome’s dominance and Google’s heavy investment in improving it, plenty of browser makers do just that. Chromium-based browser makers include Opera, Vivaldi, Samsung, Brave — and most recently, Microsoft, which is rebuilding its Edge browser on Google’s browser tech. Mozilla should join up, too, tweeted Kenneth Auchenberg, a Microsoft program manager who works on web developer tools.”Thought: It’s time for @mozilla to get down from their philosophical ivory tower. The web is dominated by Chromium, if they really *cared* about the web they would be contributing instead of building a parallel universe that’s used by less than 5%?” He made it clear the viewpoint was his personal opinion, not Microsoft’s position.Mozilla is indeed in a sticky situation, trying to improve the web when it comes to things like openness, privacy and new standards. That mission is harder with declining influence, though, and Firefox now accounts for 5 percent of web usage, according to analytics firm StatCounter. But without independent efforts like Firefox, and to an extent Apple’s Safari, the web will stop being an independent software foundation and become whatever Google says it is.And plenty of people don’t like that one bit. Indeed, Mozilla defenders see the nonprofit’s mission as even more important with Chrome’s dominance.”I couldn’t disagree with you more. It precisely *because* Chromium has such a large marketshare that is vital for Mozilla (or anyone else) to battle for diversity,” tweeted web developer Jeremy Keith in a response. “‘Building a parallel universe’? That *is* the contribution.”Mozilla declined to comment, saying the tweet thread speaks for itself. Microsoft didn’t comment on the thread. Google didn’t respond to a request for comment. Plenty of others voiced their thoughts in the tweet discussion, though.”If Mozilla retaining control over their own engine means web tech advances slightly slower than if they fell in with Chromium instead, I’m OK with that,” said web developer Peter O’Shaughnessy. “I think the web needs their perspective, safeguarding & diversity even more than it needs $newWebFeature a few months quicker.”Riding on Google’s road mapAnd Mozilla wouldn’t necessarily have better influence if it pushed its agenda using a Chromium-based browser, added programmer Kornel Lesiński.”If Mozilla doesn’t have power to change the Chromium-dominated web, why would Mozilla have power to steer the Chromium project itself? They would be along for the ride on Google’s roadmap,” Lesiński tweeted.Chris Peterson, a Firefox technical program manager, made a similar point, wondering how likely it’d be that Google’s Chromium team accepted a change that enabled Mozilla’s tracking protection technology.And from a practical standpoint, switching to a Chromium foundation would be expensive and risky, said Brendan Eich, a Mozilla co-founder and now chief executive of Chromium-based Brave.Forking software is expensiveMaintaining an independent “fork” of Chromium without a team the size of Microsoft’s Edge effort would incur a “huge cost,” Eich said. “They would have to increase burn [spending] to avoid Firefox dropping faster while the new thing comes up,” he added.Auchenberg got an earful, but the debate isn’t over. He raised some followup points — for example, arguing that the web today is a monumentally complex application foundation that’s “incredibly expensive” to support, and that he’d like Chromium itself to be run through an “open governance” process. But his further views will have to wait for a blog post he’s planning.”Given the great spawned debate, I’m taking a step back to reflect a bit more before publishing more on this topic,” Auchenberg told CNET. “I think it’s an important debate we as the web community need to have, but it has to be in a more [reflective] and less emotional way.”First published Jan. 28, 2:21 p.m. PT.Update, Jan. 30, 9:01 a.m. PT: Corrects headline to reflect that Auchenberg isn’t an executive.CNET Magazine: Check out a sample of the stories in CNET’s newsstand edition.Tech Enabled: CNET chronicles tech’s role in providing new kinds of accessibility.  Comments Software Internet 6 Share your voice Microsoft Edge Chrome Firefox Microsoft Mozillalast_img read more

New forensic laser technique for hair analysis can reveal historical data

first_img More information: Laser ablation isotope ratio mass spectrometry for enhanced sensitivity and spatial resolution in stable isotope analysis, James J. Moran, Matt K. Newburn, M. Lizabeth Alexander, Robert L. Sams, James F. Kelly, Helen W. Kreuzer, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, Article first published online: 12 APR 2011 DOI:10.1002/rcm.4985DOI: 10.1002/rcm.4985AbstractStable isotope analysis permits the tracking of physical, chemical, and biological reactions and source materials at a wide variety of spatial scales. We present a laser ablation isotope ratio mass spectrometry (LA-IRMS) method that enables δ13C measurement of solid samples at 50 µm spatial resolution. The method does not require sample pre-treatment to physically separate spatial zones. We use laser ablation of solid samples followed by quantitative combustion of the ablated particulates to convert sample carbon into CO2. Cryofocusing of the resulting CO2 coupled with modulation in the carrier flow rate permits coherent peak introduction into an isotope ratio mass spectrometer, with only 65 ng carbon required per measurement. We conclusively demonstrate that the measured CO2 is produced by combustion of laser-ablated aerosols from the sample surface. We measured δ13C for a series of solid compounds using laser ablation and traditional solid sample analysis techniques. Both techniques produced consistent isotopic results but the laser ablation method required over two orders of magnitude less sample. We demonstrated that LA-IRMS sensitivity coupled with its 50 µm spatial resolution could be used to measure δ13C values along a length of hair, making multiple sample measurements over distances corresponding to a single day’s growth. This method will be highly valuable in cases where the δ13C analysis of small samples over prescribed spatial distances is required. Suitable applications include forensic analysis of hair samples, investigations of tightly woven microbial systems, and cases of surface analysis where there is a sharp delineation between different components of a sample. © 2010 PhysOrg.com In their paper, published in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, they describe a process they’ve devised whereby hair samples are pulled apart, rather than burned as a whole before being measured by a mass spectrometer. Such a process could be used to reveal personal details about someone, such as what they eaten recently; clues that might provide forensic scientists insight into the behavior of victims of foul play for example, or reveal information as the whereabouts of the accused during the time frame surrounding a crime.Because traditional laser analysis techniques tended to obliterate entire samples as they burned all of its parts together as a whole (leaving their gases to be released and measured in a spectrometer) Moran and his team chose to use a less destructive type of laser that uses only ultraviolet light (similar to the kind used for LASIK eye corrective surgery). They discovered that by doing so they could essentially break apart the individual pieces and parts of the hair as a hole was bored, which could then be burned separately and tested with the spectrometer; sort of like burning the filings left over when drilling into a piece of wood with an iron bit. Because hair grows slowly over time, it creates a timeline of sorts, with different stages representing differing days, weeks or even months The new technique allows for dozens of such holes up to be burned up and down the length of a single strand of hair, retrieving different samples that represent different points in time. Then, by studying the different stages of that timeline, analysts are able to piece together a historical picture of what someone has been eating during different times in the past.Currently the technique only looks at carbon isotopes released when hair is burned, which is how a historical diet is put together; subsequent experiments however will look at oxygen and nitrogen isotopes as well, to get a better picture of water, sulfur and other mineral intakes which could help identify other environmental circumstances prior to the sample being taken. Laser hair removal: No training required? Citation: New forensic laser technique for hair analysis can reveal historical data (2011, April 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-forensic-laser-technique-hair-analysis.html Explore further Image: Wiley/Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, DOI:10.1002/rcm.4985 (PhysOrg.com) — Using a new laser technique, Jim Moran and his colleagues at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, have devised a method of separating out the parts of hair samples that can reveal details about the recent history of the person to whom it belongs. 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.last_img read more