History of Diabetes and The Prevalence in Our Nation:

first_imgPhotospin.com by Toh Kheng Hoby Sarah PittmanEver since the discovery of diabetes clinicians knew that what you ate had a direct correlation to the progression of the disease. In the early 1900’s the only treatment for diabetes were specific diets that included the oat-cure, the milk diet, the rice cure, and overfeeding to counterbalance for the loss of fluids and weight. But with no real medicinal treatment, the average life expectancy for a 10 year old with diabetes was 1 year. “Diagnosis at age 30 carries a life expectancy of about 4 years. A newly diagnosed 50-year-old might live 8 more years” (Swidorski, 2014).Diabetic researchers in the 1920’s realized that the pancreatic enzymes seemed to help patients that were in a diabetic coma. But it wasn’t until the 1940’s that an injection for diabetic patients was the main way to control blood glucose levels.In 1959 the discovery of Type 1 vs Type 2 diabetes was discovered; this lead to clinicians being able to treat an individual more specifically according to their diagnosis. As time goes on insulin pumps are developed, HbA1c is introduced and external insulin pumps start to be used as a main treatment for the disease.So how have the rates of diabetes changed over time?Although there is minimal data on how many people accurately had diabetes in the early 1900’s, the reported death rate from diabetes for children under age 15 was 3.1/100,000/year in 1920. Today it is estimated that about 193,000 Americans under age 20 have diabetes.Currently, the American population is 323.1 million, with 30.3 million Americans having diabetes according to The American Diabetes Association; with 84.1 million Americans over age 18 having pre-diabetes.References:“November: American Diabetes Month.” healthfinder.gov, Oct. 2017, https://healthfinder.gov/NHO/NovemberToolkit.aspx Accessed 28 Oct. 2017Swidorski, Dawn. “Diabetes History.” Defeatdiabetes.org, 22 Jan. 2014. https://www.defeatdiabetes.org/diabetes-history/ Accessed 28 Oct. 2017.“Overall Numbers, Diabetes and Prediabetes.” 19 July 2017. http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/ Accessed 28 Oct. 2017.“U.S Population (Live).” Worldometers.com, Oct 2017.   http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/us-population/Gale, Edwin A.M. “The Rise of Childhood Type 1 Diabetes in the 20th Century.” American Diabetes Association, vol. 51, issue 12. December 2002, doi: 10.2337/diabetes.51.12.3353. Accessed 28 Oct 2017.This blog was posted by Robin Allen, a member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team that aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website on Facebook, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.last_img read more


One Window Open

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Right now, while you’re reading this, how many browser windows are open on your screen? How many notifications will pop up while you scan this text? How many times will you be pulled away from it before you finish the entire post?There is a war being waged to distract you from whatever you are doing at this moment. Those notifications and distractions are the weapons being used to make you less efficient, less productive, and less excellent. If you want to be excellent, if you want to do excellent work, you need to be highly committed to defending against distraction.Shut the browser windows now. Focus on this one post for the next three minutes of your life.You are not alone in your struggle against distraction. We, as a society, have lost the art of being focused. We have lost the ability to zero in on one task to do it well. For those of you who remember life and work before the internet, think back to what it was like when you set out to accomplish something. Think back to how easy it was to focus on the book you were reading, or the project you were working on. The only real distraction you had might be a telephone ringing, and that was easily overcome by simply taking it off the receiver. In the days before cubicles, open office plans, and the internet, focusing was as simple as walking into your office, closing the door, removing the phone from its cradle, and getting to work. Focus isn’t so easy anymore. There is a constant war for your attention. A barrage of notifications and popups and text messages trying to pull you away from the one thing you really need to focus on in that moment. You can’t win the war against distraction unless you first understand that you are in the war, and second, you commit to disengaging from it. Commit to disengaging from everything but the most important thing you are doing at this very moment. For me, as I write this post, this is the only browser window open, and this post is the only thing I’m thinking about. When I appear on a podcast or in front of a client, they are the only browser window I keep open. My cell phone is on mute and turned over. There is one window open, whether it is my conversation with them, or the Skype call I’m participating in. If you want to do excellent work you have to shut everything off but the one thing you want to do. You must give 100 percent of your attention to the one thing that is most important in that moment so you can achieve the best possible outcome. The next time you have a conversation with another human being, shut your laptop lid. Turn your phone to mute and place it face down. Watch the look on their face; when you give someone your full attention, they are almost shocked. They, too, are under attack from the army of distraction and unused to focus. You need to train yourself, and the people around you, that you are committed to winning the war against distraction. You need to train yourself to not be available for small things so that you can be available for big things. The messages and notifications will wait, but the most important work will not. If you want to be focused and you want to do great work, you need to be very conscious of distraction and be a tremendous defender of your time.  last_img read more


Tom Latham aims to go a step further than dad Rod at World Cup 2019

first_imgHis father was part of the team that went till semifinals in the 1992 World Cup and New Zealand’s wicket-keeper batsman Tom Latham says he is determined to go a step further in the ongoing edition.Despite losing by 119 runs to England, New Zealand, who have never won the World Cup, have one foot in the last four with Pakistan needing a highly improbable margin of victory over Bangladesh to oust them.Rod Latham, who played four Tests and 33 ODIS for New Zealand, was part of the Black Caps squad that lost to eventual winners Pakistan in the 1992 edition of the World Cup.”I’ve spoken to him a lot over the years about that tournament it was the same format as this one and hopefully we can go one better than they did,” Tom said.Left-hander Tom, 27, made his first half-century of the tournament before he was dismissed by Liam Punkett on Wednesday.”It was nice to spend time in the middle and get familiar with the things that I do well but we weren’t on the right side of the result.”The Black Caps vice-captain was batting in familiar surroundings at the Riverside, having played two seasons for Durham.”It was nice to come back and see a lot of familiar faces. It was a great day here in the north-east.”New Zealand suffered their third straight defeat of the tournament, losing by 119 runs to England. Chasing 306, the Kane Williamson-led side collapsed under pressure managing just 186 but all-rounder Jimmy Neesham said he has already moved on from the defeat.advertisementThe all-rounder was the pick of the Kiwi bowlers, taking 2/42 and removing the dangerous Jason Roy. But despite defeat and the remote possibility of a Pakistan miracle at Lord’s, the Black Caps seem to be in the semi-finals.”It was poor, certainly below the level we expect of ourselves as a team. But if you look at our goal this tournament, it was to give ourselves a chance of making the semi-finals,” Neesham said.”Once you are in the top four it is only a case of having two good days and anything prior to that will be swept under the carpet. We prepare for every game and I will forget this game tomorrow,” he added.New Zealand have seemed far too reliant on captain Williamson with the openers disappointing in all the games.Against England too Henry Nicholls and Martin Guptill were gone within the first six overs leaving the 2015 finalists reeling at 14 for 2.”It would have required a good start and I think we had a fair bit of misfortune in our top four especially. We didn’t have a whole lot go our way.””We certainly had a chance when myself and Tom were together to put something together and give ourselves a chance of a tilt at the end.””It wasn’t to be but we are pretty happy to have ended up in the semi-finals,” Neesham said.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan need lightning to strike Bangladesh team, jokes Mohammad YousufAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Rishabh Pant batting at No. 4 gives India the power option, says Michael ClarkeAlso Seelast_img read more


Tate Martell Is Dominating Miami’s Spring Game Today

first_imgtate martell holds a football during a campCORONADO, CA – MAY 27: Tate Martell of Ohio State University attends Steve Clarkson’s 13th Annual Quarterback Retreat on May 27, 2017 in Coronado, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)This year’s spring game has finally arrived for the Miami Hurricanes, and it appears so has Tate Martell. Earlier this year, the former Ohio State quarterback decided to transfer after former five-star recruit Justin Fields joined the Buckeyes.Martell didn’t start his career with the Hurricanes on the right note. Last week, the reports coming out of Miami were that he struggled mightily in a scrimmage.Not only did the dual-threat quarterback go through growing pains, but N’Kosi Perry and Jarren Williams had better performances. As of right now, Martell is third on the depth chart for the Hurricanes.It’s still way too early for Manny Diaz to pick which quarterback will start this season. However, the clock is certainly ticking for Martell to make an impact.Fortunately for the Ohio State transfer, his first-half performance in the spring game is quite impressive.All signs from today point to Martell looking much more comfortable under center.Tate Martell look looking much better out of shotgun. N’Kosi Perry looking real good. Jarren Williams was just skipped in the qb rotation— Susan Miller Degnan (@smillerdegnan) April 20, 2019Tate Martell connects for an 80-yard touchdown with KJ Osborn.Transfer portal magic at the Miami spring game.— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) April 20, 2019The spring game is taking place at Camping World Stadium, which will be the host of this year’s battle between the Hurricanes and the Florida Gators.Perhaps Martell will pass Williams on the depth chart for the backup spot, but it might take time for him to win the starting job.last_img read more


Report German Ports Open to Stranded Hanjin Boxships

first_imgzoom South Korea’s financially troubled ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping has been cleared to unload and load containers at German ports after a German court accepted the company’s request for stay of proceedings, Yonhap News Agency reports.Apart from Germany, Hanjin has had its stay of proceedings requests accepted in Japan, the UK, and the USA, with the decisions from Singapore and Belgium pending.The company plans to file similar requests in other countries such as Mexico and Spain as well.Hanjin Shipping filed for bankruptcy protection in South Korea and the US at the end of August, which left more than half of the company’s fleet stranded at sea in order to avoid possible seizures of either vessels or cargo by creditors and port workers.Out of 97 of Hanjin’s container ships, 35 have unloaded their cargo as of September 22.Earlier this week, Hanjin received a financial boost to cover the expenses of the unloading operations.Korea Development Bank, the company’s largest creditor, has set aside KRW 50 billion (USD 45.2 million) in cash to help Hanjin offload cargo from the stranded ships.Korean Air Lines Co., Hanjin’s largest shareholder, decided to provide KRW 60 billion to the company, and Hanjin Group’s chairman Cho Yang-ho reportedly offered 40 billion won in personal assets to help the carrier complete the offloading.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more


Sebi tweaks disclosure norms for listed banks

first_imgNew Delhi: Markets regulator Sebi has revised the disclosure requirements for listed banks regarding divergence in provisioning of assets. The changes made in the disclosure norms are “in line with the revised RBI requirements,” the regulator said in a circular dated July 17. As per the circular, listed banks will have to disclose to the stock exchanges divergences in the asset classification and provisioning if “the additional provisioning for NPAs assessed by RBI exceeds 10 per cent of the reported profit before provisions and contingencies for the reference period.” Earlier, this threshold was 15 per cent. Besides, the disclosure will be mandatory in case “the additional gross NPAs identified by RBI exceed 15 per cent of the published incremental gross NPAs for the reference period,” Sebi said.last_img read more


No provision for something temporary

first_imgParis: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the Indian community in France during the first phase of his three-nation tour, which will be followed by visits to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. In a veiled reference to the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, Modi said that there was no “provision for temporary” in his administration. “We have a population of 125 crore, it’s the land of Gandhi and Buddha, Ram and Krishna,” the Prime Minister said in a speech at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization headquarters in Paris. “It took 70 years to remove ‘temporary’. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.” He also listed out the work done by his newly-formed government such as the Triple Talaq Bill and claimed that the country would achieve its climate change goals in the next year-and-a-half. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”We did away with practice of triple talaq; injustice cannot be done to Muslim women in new India,” he said. “The country is moving fast on the path of development.” Modi also said that New Delhi had fought imperialism, fascism and extremism not just in India but in France as well. “The character of the two countries is built on the values of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity,” he said. In the last five years, Modi claimed India had eradicated several evil social practices, adding that a “campaign against looting of public money, nepotism and terrorism” was launched in the new India. The Prime Minister also said that the mandate given to him in the general elections this year was “not just to run India but to create a new India”.last_img read more


Ontario man accused of helping foreigners slip into US through railway tunnel

first_imgA man accused of smuggling foreigners from Canada into the U.S. through an underground railway tunnel has been arrested and faces multiple charges, American officials said.Juan Antonio Garcia-Jimenez, a 53-year-old Ontario resident, was allegedly paid thousands of dollars to help at least five people use the tunnel running between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit, Mich., the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.“Smuggling individuals through the train tunnel is one of the most dangerous methods I have seen in my career,” Detroit Sector Chief Patrol Agent Douglas Harrison said in a statement. “I could not be more proud of the agents and officers who worked on identifying this individual and finally catching him.”Garcia-Jimenez — who is from Guatemala and lives in Windsor — was arrested by American border patrol agents on Wednesday and faces multiple charges related to smuggling aliens, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office said, adding that the charges have yet to be broken down into specific offences.In an criminal complaint filed in a Michigan court, U.S. border patrol agent Michael Goloweyco said an investigation into Garcia-Jimenez began on March 19 based on information received from RCMP and U.S. Border Patrol.On that day, Detroit border patrol agents apprehended a Mexican man who had walked through the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel from Windsor, the complaint said. The tunnel is 2.5 kilometres long and is used by railway cargo trains, the attorney’s office said.The man had been working in Canada legally and told authorities someone named “Antonio” had told him he could help with an illegal crossing into the States, the complaint, which contains unproven allegations, said.The man said “Antonio” picked him up late on March 18, drove him to a spot near the tunnel in Windsor and gave him instructions on crossing into Detroit, the complaint alleged. The man also said he paid “Antonio” for his help, the complaint alleged.On two separate days in July, patrol agents apprehended four other people who used the tunnel to cross into the U.S., the complaint alleged. All four told authorities they had paid $1,500 each for help getting over the border and identified Garcia-Jimenez as the alleged smuggler, the complaint alleged.The complaint said all five people who were allegedly smuggled were farm workers in Leamington, Ont., who used text messages to arrange the details of their border-crossing.“There is probable cause to believe that the defendant, Juan Antonio Garcia-Jimenez encouraged and induced aliens to come to, enter and reside in the United States for the purpose of commercial advantage or private financial gain,” the complaint alleged.Garcia-Jimenez made an initial appearance in a U.S. court earlier this week and had a bond hearing set for Friday, U.S. authorities said.last_img read more


Morocco Ban Kimoon Row Majority of MINURSO Staff Leaves Laayoune

Taroudant – Following Morocco’s decision to reduce the presence of the UN Mission, known as MINURSO, in the Sahara a majority of the MINURSO staff affected by the decision boarded on Sunday morning a UN aircraft to Las Palamas.According to an airport source in Laayoune, cited by the Maghreb Arab Press MAP, a large number of the civilian component, particularly the political component of MINURSO’s staff have already left Morocco on Saturday Morning.The same source said that the departure of all persons affected the decision made by Moroccan authorities as a reaction to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s recent statements, will be completed on March 20. Amid the escalating row between the Moroccan government and Ban Ki-moon over his recent statements, Morocco decided on Tuesday to impose drastic cut in MINURSO staff and to immediately stop its financial contribution to it.The Permanent Mission of Morocco to the United Nations transmitted on Thursday to the UN Secretariat a list of 84 international civilian members of MINURSO who should leave Morocco within three days.In response to Morocco’s decision, the Algeria-backed separatists warned on Thursday that “the shortest way to the resumption of war” is if the MINURSO ends its mission on the region.The Polisario Front’s U.N. representative, Ahmed Boukhari, told reporters that “If there is no mission, there is a vacuum and an invitation to war.”Ban Ki-moon found himself alone in his feud with Morocco after the Security Council has shown no unanimous support for him.On Saturday, the United States reiterated that its support for the Moroccan autonomy plan for the Western Sahara, which it described as “serious, credible, and realistic” option that could meet the aspirations of the population of the territory.“We continue to support the U.N.-led process to bring about a peaceful, sustainable, and mutually-agreed solution to conflict in Western Sahara,” U.S. mission spokesman Kurtis Cooper said on his Twitter feed. read more


Republic of Congo calls for increased support for joint UNAU mission in

29 September 2008Bringing an end to the protracted conflict in Darfur, on Sudan’s western flank, would serve as a catalyst for peace across the wider region, a top official from the Republic of Congo said today, calling for stepped-up support for the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission known as UNAMID. “We welcome the resumption of diplomatic relations between [Chad and Sudan], an initiative that needs to be further consolidated through putting in place military units of surveillance at the common border lines,” Basile Ikouebe, Foreign Minister of the Republic of the Congo, told the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate.He encouraged the neighbouring nations to pursue all avenues towards normalizing relations and consolidating regional peace.“Solving the conflict in Darfur would contribute largely to these developments,” Mr. Ikouebe said, launching a “pressing appeal” to allow for the deployment at full strength of a 26,000-troop strong UNAMID.Currently, it has only 9,900 personnel on the ground and still lacks essential equipment, including helicopters.For its part, the Republic of Congo is preparing to send 140-person police unit to join UNAMID, the Foreign Minister noted.But he stressed that the international community must continue its efforts to implement the terms of the peace agreement concluded in Abuja, Nigeria, in 2006 between the Government of Sudan and the largest rebel force.“The parties who are not signatories to the Accord should be targeted and pressure exerted to bring them to the negotiation tables,” Mr. Ikouebe said, adding that his country believes the recent war crimes charges laid by the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor against the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir are “counterproductive.”Some 300,000 people in Darfur are estimated to have been killed, either through direct combat or as a result of disease, malnutrition or reduced life expectancy, and more than 2.7 million others have been uprooted from their homes in the five-year conflict that pits rebels against Government forces and allied Janjaweed militiamen.In an earlier address today, Yemen’s Foreign Minister Abubakr Al-Qibri also spoke out against the ICC prosecutor’s move to try to indict Mr. al-Bashir.Such matters should not be used as a pretext for interfering in the internal affairs of individual States, he said, calling for greater respect for Sudanese independence and encouraging Government dialogue with various factions. read more


This bloody tax is pushing us against the wall Retirees outofprovince residents

VANCOUVER — When Rick Smith’s son decided to move from Yukon to Victoria for college he bought him a condominium to avoid high rents, but a new provincial tax means the property may turn out to be more of a financial burden than anticipated.“Our contribution to his future is to put a roof over his head during his studies,” Smith said Wednesday. “This bloody tax is pushing us against the wall.”Finance Minister Carole James released details of what the government is calling a speculation tax on Monday that predominantly affects properties owned by non-B.C. residents.James said the tax is intended to improve housing affordability in areas where the need is most acute, while exempting rural cabins and vacation homes.Revised B.C. housing tax still a turn off for out-of-province homeownersB.C. makes changes to speculation tax after criticism from homeowners‘Fear and uncertainty’: Out-of-province homebuyers could rush to sell if B.C. slaps speculation taxAreas covered by the tax include Metro Vancouver, Kelowna, West Kelowna, Nanaimo-Lantzville, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission and the Capital Regional District around Victoria on southern Vancouver Island, excluding the Gulf Islands and Juan de Fuca.Canadians living outside B.C. who own a property in these areas will be subject to a one per cent tax based on the assessed value, while foreign owners will pay two per cent. Owners of properties living outside the province can avoid the tax by renting them out.Smith bought the condo last October with the intention that his son Kristian would live there for at least five years while studying at Camosun College.He said many northern students pursue studies in other provinces, and his son preferred the bachelor of business administration program in B.C.But the one per cent tax will add about $400 per month to the $2,300 he is already spending on the mortgage and condo fees.“That is a real stretch for us,” he said.Smith said they’ll likely have to sell, but that will be a financial hit too because of the transfer tax and penalties for breaking his fixed mortgage agreement.Selling would also put his son back into the expensive and competitive rental market.Smith said he’s already suggested his son consider switching to another college in a more affordable city such as Calgary, Edmonton or Winnipeg.“I think his preference, unless he can’t afford it, is to stay in B.C.  He’s really keen on putting his roots down there,” he said, adding it’s ironic if the tax intended to improve affordability for young professionals is the trigger that forces his son to leave.The Smiths aren’t alone in grappling with the implications of the tax.Bryant Stooks and his family say they will likely have to give up the beloved summer home on Vancouver Island they’ve had for more than two decades.Stooks is retired and lives full time in Phoenix, Ariz., but spends four to five months at his North Saanich home every year. He bought the property not as a financial investment but because while visiting the area on vacation with his wife, “we just fell in love with it.”He said communities stand to lose if people like himself, who couldn’t afford a tax hike, have to leave.“We spend money on food, restaurants, entertainment, we bring up friends. There is a large contribution to the Canadian economy,” he said.They participate in the local community, too, supporting fundraisers for the local hospital and community centre.A tax of two per cent on the house’s assessed value could cost Stooks up to $60,000 annually, he said, meaning he’d have no choice but to sell.“Although I love it, it’s my second home, I just can’t afford to pay that every year.”Stooks said his situation isn’t unique and he knows of a number of families in the Phoenix area that live part time in B.C. to escape the summer heat — the opposite of Canadian snowbirds.While he said it’s understandable the government is trying to curb speculation to cool the soaring housing market, long-term residents shouldn’t be penalized.Stooks isn’t putting the house on the market yet, holding out hope that the government may reconsider.Selling it could pose a challenge as well, he said, since buyers from outside B.C. could also be subject to the tax.Bill Veenof, chairman of the Regional District of Nanaimo, said he raised concerns with the finance minister about the effect the tax could have on property values for local owners and on future development.“It creates a taxation-based, unlevel playing field,” he said about the tax only applying to select areas.“Developers look to many funding sources, and one of those sources is money from away. If that dries up, that money will likely go to our neighbouring regional districts and we’ll see a downturn of development opportunities.”Veenof said he was pleased the government heard his concerns and left the regional district out of the tax, but added with Nanaimo and Lantzville are subject to the tax, debate will continue.“We’ll have to see how it works out, but it’s potentially challenging,” he said. read more


BC party leaders slamming opponents spending promises on campaign trail

NDP Leader John Horgan listens while taking questions during a campaign stop at a Chinese restaurant in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday April 14, 2017. A provincial election will be held on May 9. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck VANCOUVER – British Columbia’s party leaders levelled criticism at each other’s spending promises as they spent Good Friday campaigning.Liberal leader Christy Clark started the day campaigning in her home riding of West Kelowna, dishing out pancakes to local residents.Although Clark said it wasn’t a day for politics, she did take aim at the NDP’s announcement this week to eliminate tolls on two major bridges in the Lower Mainland.The New Democrat’s announcement came just after the Liberals said they would cap bridge tolls to $500 per year for drivers in a bid to attract drivers in the Surrey and Delta ridings.Clark said the NDP’s “scheme” to use a $500 million fund generated from liquefied natural gas revenues to eliminate tolls on two major bridges will harm future generations.She said tapping into the prosperity fund created by her government would “raid our kids’ inheritance.”At an event in South Vancouver, NDP leader John Horgan responded to the criticism, saying the fund is a fantasy because there haven’t been any LNG revenues to support it.The New Democrats claim the fund was created first with revenues from a medical service plan hike in 2016 and then topped up with revenues from the property transfer tax.Horgan said Clark’s government failed to create jobs in the LNG sector which they promised in the last election.The NDP leader then turned the tables, saying Clark has already failed the province’s children by “starving them of the education they deserved,” a reference to legislation that blocked teachers from negotiating class sizes. The Supreme Court of Canada deemed it unconstitutional last year.“From kindergarten to Grade 12, a whole generation of kids was let down by Christy Clark. I’m not going to take any advice from her on the future,” Horgan said.He maintains his party, if elected, would deliver balanced budgets while freezing hydro rates, implementing a rental housing credit and increasing social assistance rates. by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 14, 2017 5:31 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 14, 2017 at 9:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email B.C. party leaders slamming opponents’ spending promises on campaign trail read more


Morocco phosphates handling contract awarded to FLSmidth

first_imgFLSmidth has received an order worth approximately €90m from the Moroccan company, OCP Office Chérifien des Phosphates, to supply equipment for a phosphate terminal for the Jorf Lasfar port at the Atlantic coast, some 120 km south of the capital Casablanca. The scope of supply includes complete engineering, design, fabrication of all steel structures and mechanical parts, procurement of all standard components, erection and commissioning.The order comprises two sulphur shiploaders each with a capacity of 2,000 t / h, two fertiliser shiploaders also with a capacity of 2,000 t / h each, two sulphur screw unloaders with an hourly capacity of 2,300 t each and two sulphur grab unloaders each with a capacity of 1,500 t / h. All the equipment will be supplied complete with appertaining belt conveyors. FLSmidth will also supply miscellaneous auxiliary equipment such as electrical equipment, a fire fighting system and dust suppression equipment.“This order demonstrates our increasingly strong position as a preferred provider of material handling equipment to the minerals industries. It also confirms the great opportunities within the phosphate industry, which is not cyclical”, said FLSmidth CEO, Jørgen Huno Rasmussen.last_img read more


Discovery deux fissures découvertes sur le réservoir externe de la navette

first_imgDiscovery : deux fissures découvertes sur le réservoir externe de la navetteAlors qu’elle devait décoller une dernière fois depuis la base de Cap Canaveral, en Floride, vendredi dernier, la navette Discovery ne s’envolera pas pour l’ISS avant le 30 novembre prochain. Un délai qui permettra aux ingénieurs de la Nasa de réparer les deux fissures découvertes récemment au niveau du réservoir externe du vaisseau.La navette se voit ainsi accorder un instant de répit avant d’être définitivement mise au rebut, pour une retraite qu’elle passera en compagnie d’Atlantis et Endeavour dans un musée.Une fuite d’hydrogène a été détectée pendant le remplissage du réservoir le 5 novembre dernier, entraînant l’annulation du lancement de Discovery. Les techniciens ont décelé une craquelure de 51 centimètres dans la mousse isolante, alors qu’ils procédaient à la vidange de l’hydrogène et de l’oxygène liquide.Mais mercredi dernier, un nouveau problème a été détecté : deux fissures sur le métal du réservoir externe de la navette spatiale ont été découvertes après que les équipes techniques ont enlevé la portion de mousse isolante, explique la Nasa sur son site Internet.Les fissures se situent dans un endroit intermédiaire du réservoir qui sépare la partie hydrogène liquide, de celle où se trouve l’oxygène liquide. A très basse température, ces deux éléments forment le comburant qui alimente les trois moteurs cryogéniques de la navette. “Les ingénieurs examinent les photos de ces fissures pour déterminer la meilleure façon de les réparer sur le pas de tir”, assure la Nasa, avouant toutefois que c’est la première fois que ses techniciens devront réparer de telles fissures dans l’aluminium et la mousse isolante sur le pas de tir.Le 12 novembre 2010 à 18:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Cotton Candy un ordinateur sous cléUsb

first_imgCotton Candy: un ordinateur sous clé…Usb !La firme norvégienne FXI Tech a élaboré une clé USB qui a tout d’un ordinateur, fonctionnant sous Android ou Ubuntu… Difficile de faire plus compact ! La start-up norvégienne FXI Tech, a mis au point le Cotton Candy, prototype d’un ordinateur reposant dans… une clé USB. La clé présente d’une part un connecteur USB présentant une alimentation électrique et d’autre part un connecteur HDMI permettant la connexion d’un écran. Grâce au Wifi, il est possible de se connecter à Internet et la clé peut aussi bien être utilisée avec un smartphone ou une tablette. Le Cotton Candy dispose d’un CPU ARM Cortex-A9 cadencé à 1,2 GHz ainsi que d’un GPU ARM Mali-400MP, selon Clubic. La clé supporte une résolution Full HD 1080p et dispose de 1 Go de mémoire vive et de 32Go de stockage interne. La clé peut fonctionner sous Android et Ubuntu.FXI Tech songe à commercialiser cette clé à moins de 200 dollars autour de Noël 2012, mais on peut déjà la voir dans cette vidéo. Un ordinateur miniature, le Raspberry Pi, est en cours d’élaboration au sein de FXI Tech. Le 27 novembre 2011 à 14:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Sneijder Nows a great time for Ajax to face Real Madrid

first_imgDutch legend Wesley Sneijder believes the young Ajax team cannot be underestimated against Real MadridDe Godenzonen have been drawn to face reigning champions Real in the last-16 of the Champions League.Though not many expect the young and inexperienced Ajax team, who boast an average age of 23 years old, to pose much of a threat to Real, who are chasing a fourth successive European title this season.But Ajax have proven themselves to be no pushovers in the Champions League this season following a thrilling 3-3 draw against Bayern Munich.Aside from that, Erik ten Hag’s side are also going strong in the Eredivisie with 15 wins from their 17 games leaving them second and two points adrift of leaders PSV Eindhoven.Sneijder, who started out his playing career at Ajax and also played for Real, warned that an upset could be on the cards.“For Ajax, this is the best moment to take on Real Madrid. I don’t see Real Madrid as being as strong as in previous years,” Sneijder told Marca.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“That’s obvious. Ajax are a very young team, but nobody should be mistaken about them as they have a lot of quality and play very well, especially at home in Amsterdam. It’ll be a difficult tie for Real Madrid.”He added: “Real Madrid are still the favourites despite everything.“But look! If Ajax can achieve a good result in the first leg then Real Madrid could have problems, and we’ve seen that recently when they face teams that keep the ball.“This is a good matchup to check the quality of this Ajax side, one that is very exciting, as they go up against the three-in-a-row Champions League winners.”Sneijder played for Ajax between 2002 to 2007 and won the Eredivisie and two KNVB Cups, while managing 58 goals and 45 assists in 180 appearances across all competitions.The 34-year-old has since played for Real, Inter Milan, Galatasaray, OGC Nice and now Al-Gharafa in Qatar.last_img read more


UK funded Consultant reports on MV Mega One says Tourism Minister

first_img Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 19, 2017 – The shipwrecked, MV Mega One Triton is in its last days on Governor’s Beach in Grand Turk as the consultant’s report on how to move the vessel is in says Tourism Minister, Hon Ralph Higgs.   The Minister said the UK funded consultation with CWaves will continue into the tender process for a collaboration that will see the cargo boat, grounded in Grand Turk since Superstorm Sandy of 2012, removed safely from the beach.Minister Higgs said in a news release that:  “I am grateful for the assistance of CWaves and their input which will help with the removal of Mega One Triton, which has become unsightly on one of our most popular beaches over the years.  My Government stands firm on seeing the removal of this impediment in a timely manner.” While the boat has now become a habitat, one of the most photographed attractions in Grand Turk and even an exploratory site for some residents, the Minister is warning of the danger of entering the huge ship which is badly deteriorated and still with hazardous materials on board.In December, the former PNP Administration had announced that the tender contract was awarded for the removal of the MV Mega One Triton, there is no word on what happened to that contract.  It had been a personal push for Grand Turk South MP, now Health Minister, Hon Edwin Astwood, to see the eyesore gone from the famous Grand Turk beach. Recommended for you Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force #MagneticNewsMedia  #MVMegaGrandTurkcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia, #MVMegaGrandTurklast_img read more


Is Hollywoods Love Affair with Journalism Over

first_imgWill young people gravitate to a business defined by bankruptcy, decline—and, likely, fewer films about it?Moviesover time have usually depicted the magazine and newspaper industrieswith a touch of glamour, power or idealism. For some recent examples,think “In Good Company,” “13 Going on 30” and “The Devil Wears Prada.”Then there’s the greatest movie of all time, “Citizen Kane,” and themovie that launched 10,000 careers, “All the President’s Men.”Yes,there’s the occasional “Absence of Malice,” about journalistic abuse ofpower, or “American Beauty,” where the troubled Kevin Spacey characteris a trade magazine editor. But generally these industries and thejournalism profession get positive treatment. And that reflects the popular culture.  The professions that make up our business have historically been appealing.AndHollywood’s love affair with journalism has for decades helped feedtalented people into the business. Smart, ambitious editors andsalespeople wanted to be the top editor at Newsweek, or the New Yorker,or Ad Age. They wanted to be the writer in “Almost Famous,” or evenlike Mr. Big in “Sex and the City.”But is it true now? Inthe last 10 days alone, this page has covered the plummeting profitmargins of publicly traded magazine companies. It has covered thestaggering decline in fourth-quarter ad sales in b-to-b media. It hascovered the cancellation or dramatic downsizing of two events,including the crown jewel of the glitzy, mass-consumer part of thebusiness, the American Magazine Conference. On the newspaperside, the Rocky Mountain News went out of business today after 150years of publishing. Newspapers in Philadelphia filed for bankruptcy. Apaper in Seattle is teetering.Newspapers everywhere are not just troubled, but nearing oblivion.Sowhat’s the appeal of this business for the high school kid just headinginto college? Who the hell wants to get into an industry perceived asin decline? And if we can’t attract talented people, what are theimplications of that? My take? The image of a profession inpop culture has a huge effect on whether young people choose to pursuea career in it. That means print media is in trouble.Maybe they’ll make a movie about it.[image: IMDB]last_img read more


Navy Looks to Expand Fleet End Strength over Next Five Years

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR With plans to add more than 25,000 sailors and 46 ships over the next five years, the Navy plans to increase financial incentives to bolster retention and recruitment, and adjust advancement policies to stem attrition. The service’s end strength, which now stands at 319,400, is slated to reach 344,800 sailors by the end of fiscal 2023, under the administration’s new budget request. Navy staffing hasn’t been that large since 2006, when it finished the year with about 350,000 personnel, reports Navy Times. The service’s target end strength could surpass 350,000 if Congress finds a way to fund the Navy’s long-term goal of a 350-plus-ship fleet, Vice Adm. Robert Burke, chief of naval personnel, told lawmakers last week. … Meanwhile, lawmakers criticized the administration’s 30-year shipbuilding plan, which calls for expanding the fleet from its current level of 280 ships to 355 by sometime in the 2050s, reported Military.com. The Navy’s plan “falls well short” of what the service needs, Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services’ Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, said last week. The Navy’s goal of reaching a 355-ship fleet within 30 years should be considered a floor, Wittman said.Navy photo by 2nd Class Sabrina Finelast_img read more