Adult Capacity and Decisionmaking Act to Respect Autonomy of Adults in Decisionmaking

first_img every adult has the capacity to make decisions, unless the contrary is shown decisions made for the adult will reflect the least intrusive, least restrictive course of action possible representatives have clearly defined duties, including encouraging the adult to take part in decisions as far as reasonable, and considering the adult’s prior instructions, wishes, values and beliefs when making decisions representation orders will be reviewed within a timeline specified by the court courts will protect the adult’s autonomy by limiting a representative’s decision-making authority to those areas where the adult does not have capacity to make decisions for themselves health professionals who are authorized to carry out capacity assessments include physicians, psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists and social workers a complaints process penalties if a representative acts in bad faith and causes harm. Nova Scotia has introduced a new act that will recognize the autonomy and independence of adults who have diminished capacity while protecting those who cannot make certain decisions for themselves. The proposed Adult Capacity and Decision-making Act introduced today, Oct. 2, replaces the outdated Incompetent Persons Act. The previous act was struck down by the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in June 2016 because of its all-or-nothing approach to capacity. Parts of the former Incompetent Persons Act were ruled unconstitutional because they gave complete control to a guardian for all aspects of a person’s decision-making, even if the person had the capacity to make some decisions for themselves. The Adult Capacity and Decision-making Act recognizes the individual’s right to live their own life and make their own decisions. Where that isn’t possible because of an impairment in their capacity, it offers an avenue for someone to represent them and make necessary decisions on their behalf. “We want to respect the court’s ruling and are using this as an opportunity to update the legislation,” said Mark Furey, Attorney General and Minister of Justice. “This legislation addresses concerns raised by the courts. It will better serve adults with diminished capacity and their families when important decisions need to be made.” The bill ensures protection of the adult’s well-being and financial interests. It aligns with Canada’s interpretation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Key provisions of the proposed legislation are: The legislation must take effect on Dec. 28, 2017 as ordered by the courts.last_img read more

UNESCO chief deplores latest killing of a Somali journalist

“I am appalled by news of the violent death of Mohamud Ali Keyre,” the Executive Director of the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, said in a news release. “It is essential that the authorities do all in their power to stem the violence that is claiming so many civilian lives in Somalia, including a shocking number of media workers,” Ms. Bokova added. Mohamud Ali Keyre was killed on 12 August in Mogadishu, the country’s capital, by a single bullet to the head. The 23-year-old reporter wrote for the website and had previously worked for the Mogadishu-based radio broadcaster Voice of Democracy, before fleeing to Kenya because of threats against his life. According to media reports, Mr. Ali Keyre decided to return to Mogadishu after deeming the security situation in the city to be improved. After decades of warfare, Somalia has been undergoing a peace and national reconciliation process, with the country winding down its transitional federal governing arrangements. Until last year, most of the capital, Mogadishu, was, for several years, riven by a fluid frontline dividing the two sides – fighters belonging to the Al Shabaab militant group and troops belonging to the Somalia Government, with the latter supported by the UN-backed African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).In her statement, Ms. Bokova urged local authorities to implement measures improving the safety of media personnel across Somalia, while pointing out that press freedom was an intrinsic to Somalia’s growth into a full-fledged democracy. “Journalists must be able to keep the public informed without fearing for their lives,” continued Ms. Bokova. “A free and independent press is an essential contribution to dialogue and national reconciliation in Somalia. It is also necessary to democracy and the rule of law.”Since 2009, 18 journalists have been killed in Somalia. Their lives and work are commemorated on the website UNESCO Condemns the Killing of Journalists. read more

One in five Greeks lives in poverty says Greek minister

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram One out of five citizens in debt-ridden Greece today lives in poverty, said Greek Labor and Social Security Minister Louka Katseli said this week.22 percent of Greeks living in poverty are pensioners, while 23 percent are minors and 42 percent are unemployed, noted Katseli addressing a forum organized by the ministry in the framework of a European awareness campaign to address the challenge this year.Noting that the poverty threshold stands at 6,000 euros (US$7,943) annual income per capita and 13,608 euros (US$17,977) per year for a four-member household, Katseli presented the basic lines of the Greek government’s plan to face the situation which has deteriorated this year due to a severe economic crisis.In late 2009 Greece was hit hard by the crisis which threatened the eurozone member country with bankruptcy this spring. Athens secured a multi-billion euro financial aid package from European Union and International Monetary Fund this May in exchange of harsh austerity measures and reforms that met strong reactions.Labor unions and opposition political parties criticize the socialist government’s three-year Stability and Growth exit plan from the crisis, arguing that places the burden of the painful policies on low income employees and pensioners who did not create the crisis.Austerity measures have decreased the purchasing power of Greek households over the past few months, inflation stands at 4.6 percent in 2010, according to the latest estimations released on Monday by European Commission, and unemployment rate for this year reaches up to 12.5 percent.The European Commission officials support Greek government officials projections that the Greek economy will return to growth in 2012, as long as Greece continues on the fiscal adjustment and reform path.“There can not be growth in a country without social cohesion. Democracy and economy can not function normally in a society divided in half,” said Katseli, stressing that the government’s efforts are focused on supporting employment, preventing unemployment and safeguarding social cohesion.Source: Xinhualast_img read more

Live notes from the Pat Patterson Tribute Night in Montreal

first_img Triple H Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Vince McMahon Gave Roman Reigns Advice After Cancer Diagnosis Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Owner/Webmaster Paul Nemer is live in Montreal for tonight’s RAW taping and passed along the following live notes.Pat Patterson Tribute Night in Montreal (5/4/15):* Vince McMahon started off the tribute. He thanks Patterson, introduces Patterson and then has a tribute video played about Patterson’s career.* Bret Hart was out next. Hart said Patterson had one of the greatest minds in the history of pro wrestling. A Montreal Canadiens jersey with Patterson’s name on it is revealed.* A video airs of various WWE stars talking about Patterson.* Triple H and the rest of the WWE roster then come out. Triple H joins Patterson in the ring telling a story about how dedicated Vince McMahon and Patterson were together. He told a funny story about being in the bathroom when both Patterson and McMahon walked in. Triple H said McMahon and Patterson were in the stalls next to each other and McMahon asked Patterson if he had his book on him. Patterson said he did and they proceeded to start talking ideas. Triple H talked about Patterson singing at his wedding and he wanted Patterson to sing now for the audience in Montreal.* Before Patterson sang, Triple H presented him with an Intercontinental Championship (Patterson was the first ever Intercontinental Champion).* Patterson closed the night singing “I Did It My Way.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Videos Articles Facebook WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions center_img Pinterest Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Now Playing Up Next WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) WhatsApp The Miz Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linda McMahon To Leave SBA Job To Head Trump Super PAC Fundraising Vince Mcmahon Twitterlast_img read more

Oregon Zoo mourns Packy the elephant

first_imgPortland lost one of its most beloved residents Thursday, as the Oregon Zoo announced it euthanized Packy, the 54-year-old elephant who captivated locals in the lead-up to his 1962 birth and in the decades since.Packy was the oldest male of his species in North America. In 1962, he was the first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in 44 years. Although he was born at the zoo, he was bred in Southwest Washington, according to Columbian files, as H. Morgan Berry raised zoo and circus animals on a 76-acre farm outside Woodland.Throughout the course of his life, the 6-ton, 10-½-foot-tall bull Asian elephant inspired books, records and an 11-page spread in Life magazine. Locally, artist Jim Shinn was hired by the Portland Reporter to create daily cartoons leading up to the birth. “It was like a big countdown,” Shinn said. “The TV stations were talking about it all the time: ‘She didn’t give birth to the elephant today’ day after day.”Shinn’s cartoon was so popular he was asked to keep it up for the next three years or so, until the Reporter closed. He then joined The Columbian, where he worked for the next 30 years.last_img read more

POLICE LOG for January 14 Driver Cited After Crash Suspicious Activities Reported

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Monday, January 14, 2019:Police stopped a vehicle for suspicious activity on Middlesex Avenue at Federal Street. Driver was a Verizon contractor checking tower signal. (2:45am)A 3-vehicle crash occurred at Concord Street and Woburn Street. No injuries reported. One driver was issued a summons for unlicensed operation. (2:42pm)A Cunningham Street caller reported a suspicious white male, approximately 20 years old, wearing a dark hoodie, walking behind her house in the woods. Police were unable to locate. (3:29pm)Police came across what appeared to be a disabled motor vehicle on Route 62, prior to the 93 South on-ramp. Driver had pulled over to adjust his GPS. Officer advised driver to get an inspection sticker. (5:37pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 27: OUI Arrest; Woman Brings Caged Bird To Town BeachIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 20: Wilmington Man Arrested; Car vs. Tree; Concession Stand VandalizedIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 5: Driver Throws Beer Bottles; Syringe Found; Woburn Man Issued Summons; Texting While DrivingIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Instant Pots Vortex Plus proves 2019 really is the year of the

first_img Don’t believe the hype about air fryers Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected Appliances CNET Smart Home Now playing: Watch this: Air fryers are a cool concept, but are they worth the price? Gourmia’s booth at IHHS 2019 sums up the feelings of nearly every small appliance brand at the show. Molly Price/CNET Earlier this year, my colleagues and I scoured the aisles of the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago looking for the hottest kitchen innovations. What we found were air fryers. Everywhere.Now, Instant Pot has released its own air fryer (with six other functions, of course), called the Instant Vortex Plus. Looks like the combination cooking trend isn’t going away anytime soon. Air frying is moving from a dedicated special appliance to a mode on your toaster oven or even your full-size oven. Other cooking functions might soon follow, too.ihhs-2019-18Cuisinart’s newest toaster oven includes an air fry button.  Chris Monroe/CNET Combining multiple cooking functions in one device isn’t new. We’ve seen products like the Thermomix TM5 attempt it in years past. Adding an air fryer to a toaster oven isn’t breaking news, either. Breville was the first to introduce the air fryer-toaster oven concept in 2018. But the trend is exploding this year. At the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas, Frigidaire and Bosch both announced air fryer buttons on their newest full-size ovens. Cuisinart, Galanz Americas, Hamilton Beach and De’Longhi all showed off new air fryer toaster ovens for 2019 at IHHS. And of course, there’s Instant Pot. The brand known for its countertop multicookers released the combination air fryer in early July. The $119 Instant Vortex Plus is only available at Walmart and has a seven-in-one design with air fry, roast, broil, bake, reheat and dehydrate. There’s also a rotate option for rotisserie cooking.instant-pot-vortex-1 Chris Monroe/CNET It’s sensible enough, given that many toaster ovens already perform a myriad of heating tasks such as baking, broiling, reheating and even rotisserie-style cooking. Most models we saw included the classic wire frying basket in one form or another, and other specialty functions like modes specifically made for pizza and cookies. Combining (or as I affectionately call it, “Frankensteining”) multiple functions in one device is more popular than ever before. Some companies are taking a simple approach. Black & Decker is releasing a sous vide-slow cooker combination device this year that’s fine-tuned for those two functions.  Others are more ambitious when it comes to how many tasks one appliance can perform. Galanz, a Chinese company bringing its brand to the US for the first time this year as Galanz Americas, showcased a four-in-one appliance called the ToastWave that can microwave, convection bake, air fry and toast your food.It’s not just the heating element. Gourmia recently announced a new CoolCooker line that includes a pressure cooker and a multicooker with built-in refrigeration to keep foods cool until scheduled cooking begins. ihhs-2019-19The Black & Decker Sous Vide Slow Cooker performs both functions and includes a temperature probe.  Chris Monroe/CNET Is it great to have fewer small appliances cluttering up your countertop? Yes. Is it cost-effective (in most cases) to buy a combo device rather than two separate appliances? Yes. Still, those perks aren’t enough to convince me that a combination cooker is a smart buy. For these to really be the right choice for most homes, they need to work well. I don’t mean a passing C- grade for adequately accomplishing the tasks they advertise. I mean really work well. That’s what will make these options truly worth it. After all, I’d rather have a great air fryer making an extra crispy batch of snacks and a great toaster oven for my morning bagel than one below-average combination of the two.If small appliance makers can master the all-in-one style appliance, how does that affect their bottom line? Are they hoping these multitaskers will sell well enough to offset the demise and discontinuation of all their single-function models? Clearly, I have questions.For now, I’ll keep my task-specific workhorses around until a worthy jack-of-all-trades comes around.  reading • Instant Pot’s Vortex Plus proves 2019 really is the year of the air fryer Frigidaire Breville Hamilton Beach KitchenAid Cuisinart Bosch Share your voice Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your housecenter_img Tags 11 Photos See All Comments 7 • Aug 30 • iRobot Roomba S9 Plus vs. Neato Botvac D7 Connected CNET Smart Home 2:16 Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more)last_img read more

Subaru BRZ tS returns for 2020 WRX and STI see price bumps

first_img More From Roadshow Subaru More about 2018 Subaru BRZ tS 14 Photos Comments Sports Cars Sedans 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Take the fast way home Now playing: Watch this: 4 Subaru 2018 Subaru BRZ tS: 5 things you need to know 2019 Subaru Ascent review Share your voice 2:16 Review • 2018 Subaru BRZ tS: A better BRZ, mostly Subaru WRX STI S208 is a Japan-only track special 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye review: The 797-horsepower tire slayer Tags Enlarge ImageThe tS is back and that’s a good thing. Subaru Subaru dished out prices for its family of sports cars on Thursday, but the bigger news is the 2020 model year sees the return of the mightiest BRZ model. That’s right, the BRZ tS is officially a comeback kid.The Japanese automaker originally revealed the BRZ tS for the 2018 model year with a grouping of suspension and aerodynamic modifications. Don’t call it a BRZ STI, but it’s as close as we’ve gotten to the real deal. The 2020 BRZ tS includes STI-tuned front and rear dampers, coil springs and an STI V-brace for the engine. The chassis and subframe also receive draw stiffeners to sharpen steering response. Finally, STI graces the tS variant with upgraded Brembo brakes: four-piston calipers and rotors at the front and two-piston calipers and rotors at the rear.Just one color combination is available for the 2020 BRZ tS and that is ceramic white with cherry blossom-red accents around the grille and rear bumper cover. The 18-inch wheels, meanwhile, sport a matte bronze finish. Michelin Pilot Sport 215/40R18 tires wrap them. Unlike the 2018 model, the 2020 BRZ tS foregoes the massive rear wing in favor of a subtle rear spoiler.All of the extra suspension and aero goodies will total up to $32,395, which includes a $900 destination charge. Subaru only plans to build 300 of them, so keep that in mind and choose wisely.The 2020 BRZ Limited trim is the only other option for the new model year. It starts at $29,745 and comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission. The automatic transmission is a $1,100 option. Those looking for a little more performance can also add the Performance Package to BRZ Limited models with the manual transmission. It includes Sachs Performance shock absorbers, unique 17-inch wheels and upgraded Brembo brakes. Consider it the tS Lite.For Subaru’s two sport sedans, the WRX and WRX STI also see price changes. The WRX’s price climbs by a reasonable $300 and the WRX STI will be just $400 more expensive than the 2019 models. That brings the cheapest WRX to $28,395 and the least expensive WRX STI to $37,895.Not much else changes for both sedans, but the WRX STI now comes standard with keyless access and push-button start. Those looking to spend more on a regular WRX can also take advantage of a rejiggered Performance Package. It bundles Recaro seats and upgraded Brembo brakes while deleting the moonroof. Those who opt for the CVT will also get Subaru’s suite of active safety technology, called EyeSight, standard.Look for all three sports cars to reach Subaru dealerships this fall.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Monday Sept 3 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsListen nowNOAA works to modernize state nautical chartsRashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauNautical charts play a necessary role in Alaska’s economy and lifestyle. Their accuracy affects the tourism industry, the fishing industry, and resource development.UAF celebrates new power plant that replaces unreliable 56-year-old facilityTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksOfficials with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and more than a hundred invited guests gathered Wednesday at UAF to celebrate completion of the $245 million power plant.Alaska governor signs bill allowing cities to ban cellphonesAssociated PressIt is already against the law in Alaska to text while driving. It also soon may be a crime to talk while behind the wheel.SEARHC and Wrangell deal goes to the votersJune Leffler, KSTK – WrangellAfter months of negotiations between the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium – known as SEARHC – and Wrangell’s city officials, the city says it’s ready to make a deal.Mineral exploration company begins assessment of a possible mine site north of HainesHenry Leasia, KHNS – HainesThe assessment is the first of three studies, and assesses at the potential of the site, which is the subject of a lawsuit about future impacts of mine development.Facebook adds Inupiaq as language optionAssociated PressAn Inupiat Eskimo language option is now available on Facebook, thanks to Alaskans who made it a reality through the social media giant’s community translation tool.Wildlife officials work to coax stray sea lion back to seaAssociated PressWildlife officials came up with a new plan to coax a Steller sea lion back to the ocean after it has been shuffling through neighborhoods in the southeast Alaska city of Sitka since Friday.Invasive grass is taking over the Brotherhood Bridge meadowJacob Steinberg, KTOO – JuneauBiologist John Hudson says reed canarygrass conquers meadows and leaves them sterile. He said it’s like replacing a forest with a parking lot.Community health aides: Alaska’s unique solution for rural health careAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorgeFifty years ago, Alaska had a really big problem: it was hard to get medical care in small, rural communities. To solve it, the Indian Health Service worked with local governments and Congress to create the Community Health Aide Program. And it’s still making communities healthier.last_img read more

US eying Taliban interest in Afghan peace talks

first_imgUS Defense Secretary Jim Mattis lands in Kabul on Tuesday. Photo: ReutersThe United States is picking up signs of interest from Taliban elements in exploring the possibility of talks with Kabul to end the more than 16-year-old war, US defense secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday as he made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan.“There is interest that we’ve picked up from the Taliban side,” Mattis told reporters before landing in Kabul, saying the signs dated back several months.Afghan president Ashraf Ghani offered talks without preconditions with the Taliban insurgents last month, in what was seen by US officials as a major overture from Kabul.Mattis said some of his indications, which he did not detail, dated back before Ghani’s remarks.“We’ve had some groups of Taliban – small groups – who have either started to come over or expressed an interest in talking,” Mattis said.“In other words, it may not be that the whole Taliban comes over in one fell swoop. That may be a bridge too far to expect. But there are elements of the Taliban clearly interested in talking to the Afghan government,” he said.The United States has in the past also expressed hope of“peeling off” elements of the Taliban and it was unclear how this new effort might be different.Western diplomats and officials in Kabul say contacts involving intermediaries have been underway with the aim of agreeing on ground rules and potential areas of discussion for possible talks with at least some elements in the Taliban.However, the insurgents, who seized a district center in western Afghanistan earlier this week, have given no public sign of accepting Ghani’s offer, instead issuing several statements suggesting they intended to keep fighting.TALIBAN CONTROLThe United States has stepped up assistance to the Afghan military and greatly increased air strikes against the Taliban as part of its new regional strategy announced last year, in a bid to break the stalemate and force the insurgents to the negotiating table.Mattis said the goal was to convince the Taliban insurgents that they could not win, which would hopefully push them towards reconciliation.However, Taliban fighters control large parts of the country, the Kabul government itself is deeply divided and thousands of Afghan soldiers and civilians are killed every year.Uzbekistan is set to host an Afghan peace conference later this month, where participants are expected to call for direct talks between the militant group and Ghani’s government.However, the Taliban appears likely to miss that conference and have so far ruled out direct talks with the Western-backed government in Kabul, which they say is an illegitimate, foreign-imposed regime.They have offered to talk directly to the United States about a possible peace agreement.Asked whether the United States would be willing to talk directly with the Taliban, Mattis reiterated the US position that the talks should be led by Kabul.“We want the Afghans to lead and provide the substance to the reconciliation effort,” Mattis said.While the United States has been stepping up battlefield pressure, Afghanistan’s international partners have sought to build diplomatic support from neighboring countries to push the militants to the negotiating table.US president Donald Trump’s administration has also piled pressure on Pakistan to crack down on militant safe havens on its side of the Afghan-Pakistan border. Mattis said he had seen some positive indications from Islamabad, noting some Pakistani military operations along the border.Outlining his goals for the trip, Mattis said he wanted to get an assessment of both the re-tooled US war effort as well as the reconciliation efforts.Reconciliation, Mattis said, was “almost an equal priority of my interest going in.”last_img read more

Three college students missing in river

first_imgThree students of Dhanmondi Ideal College in Dhaka went missing due to strong currents in a tributary of Dhaleshwari river in Bank Colony (West) area of Savar, on the outskirts of the capital on Saturday.The students are Akash from Bank Colony (West) in Savar, Mehedi from Shaat Feet (60 ft) road area in Agargaon and Rajon from Taltola of Dhaka.Savar police station officer-in-charge ASM Fayez said 12 students of the eleventh grade at Dhanmondi Ideal College were not allowed to enter the college today, Saturday, as they came late.One of the friends, Akash, suggest they hang out at an area near his house. Othe than Mokaddem, the rest of them swam bathed in the river for around 45 minutes. But then five of them were caught up in the strong current in the river while six managed to swim ashore around 11:30am, the OC added.The local people rescued two friends — Zihadul and Manik, said Mokaddem.Fire service and civil defence men reached the spot but the rescue work could not start as the divers did not reach there as of 2:00pm, OC ASM Fayez said.last_img read more

The Witcher 3 Game of the Year edition launches this month Gwent

first_img <> If you waited on picking up The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, there’s no two ways about it- you missed out one of the finest game experiences of 2015.But it turns out that waiting made sense for the more budget conscious of you, because you will soon be able to jump into the definitive edition. It was officially announced today that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition will release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC this August 30, quelling months of rumors.This GOTY version will come with the most recent patch, which improves the already wonderful game in numerous ways, as well as every bit of DLC and the two major expansions Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. This effectively puts the game up above the 150 hour gameplay mark. The expansions in particular add dozens of hours of quests, and Blood and Wine stresses the fun and silly moments to be had with the series, acting as the perfect send-off for Geralt of Rivia. If you haven’t played those two you’re really missing out on the true ending. Let us reiterate- this is one those times when a Game of the Year tag is completely worthy. The Witcher 3 is arguably the best game of this generation, and if you’ve been missing out you will soon have no more excuses. The only thing you have to lose is every minute of your free time for the next few months!In other Witcher news, the hugely anticipated standalone Gwent, a multiplayer version of the addictive card game from the series, is on its way. A beta was supposed to be sent out to waiting players next month but CD Projekt delivered the sad news yesterday that it has been delayed a month to October 25. But the company is not known for rushing out its products until they are done, and as the delays for The Witcher 3 showed they are generally worth the wait.Considering how much fun Gwent is in the main game, this multiplayer game has the potential to completely take over our lives, just when we thought we were out. If you have yet to sign up for the beta, you can do so here.last_img read more

Doctors call for change in dietary habits to keep diabetes at bay

first_imgKolkata: Doctors on World Diabetes Day have urged people above 35 years to regulate diet and do half-an-hour exercise every day. International Diabetes Federation said 42.5 crore adults suffer from diabetes while around 11.6 lakh children suffer from the disease globally. In India, the number of people suffering from the disease is going up at a galloping rate. Almost every household in urban India has a diabetic patient. People in several villages are getting afflicted with the disease. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSedentary habits, smoking and obesity expedite the chances of getting afflicted with the disease. Dr P Mukherjee said half-an-hour exercise is mandatory for those suffering from the disease. People should try to reduce stress and take up physical activity. Dr PB Sarkar, eye specialist said patients suffering from Diabetes should visit an eye specialist every six months and get their eye sight examined. People suffering from the disease are found to be suffering from Diabetic Retinopathy but as they neglect eye issues, many patient develop major complication. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA walkathon to create awareness to check the disease was held at Swapno Bhor, the senior citizen’s park in New Town. Debasis Sen, chairman of Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) along with the senior HIDCO officials and members of Swapno Bhor took part in the Walkathon. Camps were held all over the state where blood sugar tests were done free of cost. Doctors have urged the parents not to give junk food to their children and take them out for outdoor exercise.last_img read more

Hong Kong Court overturns decision to recognize samesex couples

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Woman sues Hong Kong government for not allowing same-sex civil partnershipsLandmark court case for LGBTI equal rights has started in Hong KongGay Hong Kong civil servant to take spousal benefits case to top courtRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… In 2015, Angus Leung Chun-kwong sued the Immigration Department where he worked since 2002 for refusing to recognize his marriage to Scott Adams whom he married in New Zealand in 2014. Adams is a UK citizen who lives in Hong Kong and the couple have been together for 13 years.Last year, Leung won a court battle against his former employer with the Court of First Instance agreeing that the refusal of equal benefits was unconstitutional and discriminated against his sexual orientation.He also sued the tax department for not giving his marriage equal recognition.Violation of Basic LawBut in a huge blow for the LGBTI community, an appeals court overruled the decision today. Leung also lost his legal battle against the tax department.Hong Kong’s only openly gay legislator, Ray Chan, told Gay Star News about his disappointment with the court’s decision.‘In my view, the judgement is too conservative and fails to uphold the Basic Law’s Article 37, as the Court argues that only heterosexual majority enjoys the freedom to marriage. Human rights should never be decided solely by the majority of people’ he said. A Hong Kong appeals court has overturned a historic decision to give equal recognition to same-sex couples as heterosexual couples.center_img eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Chan added: ‘Angus Leung and his spouse are penalized for a reason no other than their sexual orientation. While it is true that socio-moral views should be taken into account, more and more evidence can be gathered to support Leung’s appeal.‘Businesses and individuals come out to support same-sex marriage, as it is the right thing to do. Two consenting adults entering into a loving, committed relationship and setting up a household, many believe, should be allowed and tolerated.‘Second, society is changing, and the world is changing. Hong Kong is an international city. For this reason, the Court’s opinion today does not seem to be in line with the recent progressive developments on LGBT rights around the world, including here in Asia.Gigi Chao, one of Hong Kong’s most famous LGBTI people also tweeted about the ruling. Chao became an international news story after her billionaire father offered to pay a man US$130 million in 2014 to marry his lesbian daughter.‘Art 37 of the Basic Law needs to interpreted in step with life in 2018 and should not be allowed to be discriminatory,’ she wrote.Today’s court decision comes just days before Hong Kong’s Immigration Department will head to the Final Court of Appeal the decision given to a lesbian working in Hong Kong for her British wife to be granted a dependent visa, thus recognizing their British marriage.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Scott Adams (L) and Angus Leung Chun-kwong. | Photo: Facebooklast_img read more

Obamas brutal assessment of the rise of Donald Trump

first_imgRelated posts:Obama’s skin looks different in GOP ads President Obama’s speech was a wholesale rejection of Trump’s worldview Obama: ‘Don’t despair’ over US Supreme Court intervention in carbon emissions case Mexico’s Vicente Fox so mad at Trump he drops the F-bomb Donald Trump’s ascendance is nothing if not surprising.Pundits thought he would flame out early; he has done things that could have ended other campaigns; and his statements are erratic and even sometimes contradictory. Yet, he remains the leading Republican presidential contender in the United States.Many have tried to explain Trump’s rise in the nine months since he entered the race, and now U.S. President Barack Obama can be counted among them: He offered up his analysis of Trump and the broader fight for the Republican presidential nomination during a speech Friday afternoon at a Democratic National Committee event at Texas’s Austin Music Hall.“We’ve got a debate inside the other party that is fantasy and schoolyard taunts and selling stuff like it’s the Home Shopping Network,” he joked.Obama said he was unsurprised by the billionaire businessman and reality TV star’s rise.“How can you be shocked?” he asked to laughter from the crowd, according to a transcript. “This is the guy, remember, who was sure that I was born in Kenya – who just wouldn’t let it go. And all this same Republican establishment, they weren’t saying nothing. As long as it was directed at me, they were fine with it. They thought it was a hoot, wanted to get his endorsement. And then now, suddenly, we’re shocked that there’s gambling going on in this establishment.”The Republican Party set the conditions long ago for Trump’s success, Obama said. The billionaire just capitalized on the GOP’s own tactics, the president argued:“What is happening in this primary is just a distillation of what’s been happening inside their party for more than a decade. I mean, the reason that many of their voters are responding is because this is what’s been fed through the messages they’ve been sending for a long time – that you just make flat assertions that don’t comport with the facts. That you just deny the evidence of science. That compromise is a betrayal. That the other side isn’t simply wrong, or we just disagree, we want to take a different approach, but the other side is destroying the country, or treasonous. I mean, that’s – look it up. That’s what they’ve been saying.”“So they can’t be surprised when somebody suddenly looks and says, you know what, I can do that even better. I can make stuff up better than that. I can be more outrageous than that. I can insult people even better than that. I can be even more uncivil. I mean, conservative outlets have been feeding their base constantly the notion that everything is a disaster, that everybody else is to blame, that Obamacare is destroying the country. And it doesn’t matter whether it’s true or not. It’s not, we disagree with this program, we think we can do it better – it’s, oh, this is a crisis!”“So if you don’t care about the facts, or the evidence, or civility, in general in making your arguments, you will end up with candidates who will say just about anything and do just about anything. And when your answer to every proposal that I make, or Democrats make is no, it means that you’ve got to become more and more unreasonable because that’s the only way you can say no to some pretty reasonable stuff. And then you shouldn’t be surprised when your party ultimately has no ideas to offer at all.”Despite his strong critique of the GOP, though, Obama added a caveat:“There are thoughtful conservatives – good people in the Republican Party, good people who are Republican voters who care about poverty and they care about climate, and don’t resort to insults, and are troubled by what’s happening inside their own party. I know them. I’ve talked to them. But they’ve got to acknowledge why this happened – because some of them have been writing that, ‘Well, the reason our party is going crazy is because of Obama.’ Which is a pretty novel idea. The notion is Obama drove us crazy.”“Now, the truth is, what they really mean is their reaction to me was crazy and now it has gotten out of hand. But that’s different. I didn’t cause the reaction. The reaction is something that they have to take responsibility for and then figure out how do we make an adjustment.”© 2016, The Washington Post Facebook Commentslast_img read more

LendingTree Ranks the Top 10 BorrowerRated Lenders

first_img October 23, 2012 408 Views Share Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-10-23 Abby Gregory Consumers purchasing mortgage loans during the third quarter have revealed their preferences, recognizing 10 companies as lending leaders. [IMAGE]Asking borrowers to rank specific aspects of their experience during the loan process in a recent survey, “”LendingTree””: identified the top 10 customer-rated companies within its network of more than 250 lenders. [COLUMN_BREAK]Tracking statistics from July 1 through September 30, LendingTree’s study evaluated lenders based on first-hand borrower reviews. Mortgage companies named among the website’s top 10 for the third-quarter achieved successful ratings due to outstanding mortgage rates, fees, closing costs, responsiveness, and customer service.Mortgage lenders making LendingTree’s elite 10 included: Supreme Lending; HomePlus Mortgage; Royal United Mortgage; Pacific Beneficial Mortgage Company; Mid-America Mortgage, Inc.; Access Capital Group; Reliance Capital, LLC; Silver Fin Capital Group; Great Western Financial Services; and LSI Mortgage Plus.””With over 250 lenders on the LendingTree network, these ten lenders best exemplify excellence in customer service,”” said Doug Lebda, founder and CEO of LendingTree. “”LendingTree’s priority is to act on behalf of the consumer and serve as a partner for borrowers in the loan process. LendingTree is privileged to have an unparalleled network of lenders to help us achieve this goal.””center_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology LendingTree Ranks the Top 10 Borrower-Rated Lenderslast_img read more

Are you an adventurous Aries a budgetconscious C

first_imgAre you an adventurous Aries, a budget-conscious Capricorn or a romantic Libra?It’s a new year and you’re looking for new holiday inspiration. There are planty of ideas in our Travel Trends report, but if you want to make sure that your next destination is the perfect place to find good fortune in 2015, then read on. From Singapore to Stockholm; whatever your astrological zodiac sign, here are 12 holiday ideas to match your celestial character.Find out about these destinations in 2015 by clicking on the images____ Things look great for Sagittarians in 2015, and what better way to get the good times rolling than with a trip to beautiful Budapest, Hungary. Sail along the Danube River and take in the city’s sights, including the impressive Parliament building, or stroll amongst giant stautes of figures from Hungary’s communist past in Momento Park. Cancerians are typically experienced travellers, but Singapore will still have plenty of surprises in store for you. From illuminated Supertrees at the Gardens by the Bay, to the Middle Eastern cafes and street art hidden down Haji Lane, Singapore is a great place to sample the different delights of Southeast Asia. Stay in one of the city’s many glittering hotels and find the best price on accommodation with Skyscanner’s hotel search. Lanzarote, one of the Spanish Canary Islands, will please both sides of your astrological sign if you are the twins, Gemini. Volcanic landscapes, like something from another planet, coupled with beautiful beaches and natural swimming holes make Lanzarote perfect spot to soak up some Mediterranean year-round sunshine. Virgos, this is the year for new starts and rejunvenation. So forget about weekend getaways to your usual bolthole in Paris or Barcelona and try Reykjavik for a change. Gaze in to the crystal blue waters of some of Iceland’s prettiest glacial lakes and lagoons, or stay warm and cosy up in front of an open fire with a shot traditional schnapps or brennivín. Are you a Taurus who loves to stick to a strict budget when you travel? Save dollars on a thrifty trip to the Big Apple. Find the best deal on hotel accomodation in New York City with the Skyscanner hotels search tool, and save plenty of pennies to splash on other things, like designer handbags on 5th Avenue and nights on Broadway. This really is the perfect place for Taureans to treat themselves without breaking the bank. This year will bring many travelling opportunities for Capricorns. But don’t let expensive fares and accommodation prices get your goat. You needn’t fly far for a weekend break or holiday in the sun. Barcelona is the ideal getaway location, full of crowded markets, cool shops and some seriously tasty tapas bars. With Skyscanner you’ll find the cheapest fares and hotel deals in the Spanish city, saving you more pennies for the sangria jar. Scorpians looking to take the sting out of a tough year and get 2015 off to a positive start should consider a trip to the Austrian city of Vienna. A short flight from the UK (just over two hours) and you could be mulling over masterpieces in the Museum of Fine Art, or sampling a delicious slice of sachertorte, the ultimate chocolate cake, and watching the world go by from one of the city’s charming cafés. center_img Librans are known for their love of the open road and enjoyment of spectacular landscapes. If this sounds familiar then you should check out the beauty that Scandinavia has to offer. Stay in Stockholm, Sweden’s stylish capital, and from there take a tour of Sweden’s archipelago. Head further north and experience the ‘midnight sun’, times of the year when parts of the country are bathed in 24 hours of sunlight. RelatedStress-free holiday planning – the 10 steps you need to knowWant to take the stress out of holiday planning? Follow these easy tips and whether your dream holiday is the beach, a cosmopolitan city, or an epic road trip, you can even enjoy the research, booking and packing that will get you there. Imagine that!  1. Set your budget Photo credit: Christine Roy Your…February’s most popular travel storiesSee if your favourite travel story from February made the top 10, and find interesting travel tips and inspiration for trips at home and abroad that you might have missed the first time round.Stop being afraid and start travelling: Top tips for solo adventuresHave you always wanted to take that dream trip, but find yourself worrying about when to book, what to pack or not knowing the language? Forget your fears and check out our guide to taking the first brave steps into the world of independent travelling. Amsterdam is the perfect match for Aries and curious culture vultures. There are many cobbled side streets and interesting places for tireless Aries travellers to explore in the Dutch capital. Visit the Van Gogh Museum and marvel at the famous masterpieces of this Dutch artist, or spend an afternoon sailing along the city’s canals and ‘relaxing’ in a coffee shop. There are many new adventures in store for the king of the cats, Leo, the lion in 2015. Seoul, the South Korean capital, is tipped to be one of this year’s hottest holiday destinations, ideal if you’re searching for alternative city break inspiration. With an interesting blend of traditional temples and modern skyscrapers, Seoul is a fast-paced and vibrant city. Make sure you take some time out to enjoy some succulent Korean barbeque. Pisces who like to travel in style should take a look at Copenhagen, arguably one of the coolest capitals in the world. Denmark’s design mecca is the place to head if you want to spend your days cycling around, exploring it’s many cobbled streets and green spaces, and your nights hanging out in trendy bars sampling craft beers and _smørrebrød _or open-faced sandwiches. Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Was 2014 a hectic year for you Aquarians? Well unwind and take a break from high-speed modern living with a trip to the Greek island of Mykonos. Hire a car and explore the beautiful coves, or wander through the hillside villages of traditional white-washed houses. Romantic and relaxing by day, Mykonos is also a great place to party, if you have the energy after a hard day lazing on the island’s pristine beaches.last_img read more

Apple Book charts for week ending June 23 2019

first_img Apple Book charts for week ending June 23, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, PublisherApple Books US Bestseller List – Paid Books1. Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand – 9780316419994 – (Little, Brown and Company)2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens – 9780735219113 – (Penguin Publishing Group)3. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert – 9780698408326 – (Penguin Publishing Group)4. It’s Not You It’s Him by Sophie Ranald – 9781786819291 – (Bookouture)5. The Wolf and the Sheep by Penelope Sky – 9781386243120 – (Penelope Sky)6. Unsolved by David Ellis & James Patterson – 9780316419840 – (Little, Brown and Company)7. There Goes My Heart (Maine Sullivans 2) by Bella Andre – 9781945253973 – (Oak Press, LLC)8. Tom Clancy Enemy Contact by Mike Maden – 9780525541714 – (Penguin Publishing Group)9. Till There Was You (Butler, Vermont Series, Book 4) by Marie Force – 9781950654321 – (HTJB, Inc.)10. Running Blind by Lee Child – 9781440634789 – (Penguin Publishing Group)____The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Jun 25, 2019 10:57 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img The top 10 books on Apple Books-USlast_img read more

Army invites second wave of professional soldiers

first_imgTHE call-up for the second wave of professional soldiers was announced on Friday. Unlike last year, this year women and current conscripts can also apply after the relevant legislation was recently amended.Candidates must be under 32 years old, have a school leaving certificate, a clean criminal record and a good command of the Greek language. Those who have completed their military service should have done so with a I1 or I2 fitness class.Contracted soldiers will receive €1,127 a month plus a 13th salary. The contracts will initially be for a year but can be renewed three times for three-year stints up to a maximum of ten years’ service. On leaving the army, soldiers can earn a bonus linked to their salary and time served, provided they complete three and a half years in total. Positions in the army and police are available after they quit their position.Working hours will be from 7am to 2pm, five days a week but not excluding duty shifts, identical to the National Guard’s permanent staff, with 20 days holiday a year, the EU minimum and 28 paid sick leave days which could be extended for another 14 days on an army doctor’s orders. Free medical treatment in state hospitals will be provided to contracted soldiers and their wives and children. Uniforms will be provided free, as will buses to the camps.Soldiers will be able to enhance their job skills during service. Fees at private universities with which the defence ministry already has cooperation agreements will be reduced by up to a half for afternoon and night classes. There is a scholarship scheme and a vocational training scheme in place for special positions.An exercise and sports package in cooperation with the Cyprus Sports Organisation is also available.Applications should be submitted via the website from May 26 to June 14.The call-up will take place every year in May to supplement the numbers.It is part of the move to a more professional army which is directly linked to the 2016 reduction of military service for conscripts to 14 months.The first 3,000 successful recruits signed an initial one-year contract in October last year and were trained in November.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Are Leading The Pack. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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in the very same journals—get more citations than chance alone can explain However something called the Q-factor—which combines elements like eloquence team-building skills and creativity—might help It takes a while to nail down: The authors found that calculating a scientist’s Q-factor requires at least 20 papers and 10 years of citations But once they had it they found that they could accurately predict the number of citations earned by that scientist’s 40th paper with 80% accuracy How to cram your entire genome into a tiny nucleus Over the past decade researchers have come to realize that how our DNA is bunched into the nucleus is a miracle of packaging with very deliberate loops and bends that bring specific parts of each chromosome into contact to help control what genes are active In a new study researchers used statistical approaches to convert experimental data into a 3D model Previous experiments—capturing when one bit of DNA came close to another bit of DNA—had provided only indirect information about individual connections but the new modeling has resulted in a comprehensive biologically correct depiction of how our DNA fits into a nucleus ‘Thinking soil’ made of bacteria could keep buildings from collapsing It can be quite costly even catastrophic when the land under a building subsides Now a biodesigner and his colleagues have been pushing hard to develop biocement a material that custom-built soil microbes would produce in response to the changing pressures in soil to help shore up the ground under foundations They identified 122 bacterial genes that increased their activity by at least threefold by the pressure change The team then modified the bacterial genome so that the regulatory DNA responsible for activating one of these genes was attached to a gene for a protein that glows when produced The more pressure exerted on the microbe the more intensely it glows Eventually the researchers plan to replace the glowing protein gene with genes that make 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