OTTAWA – The Liberal government has put a lot of effort into travelling to the United States to help ease the way into the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, but so far, a relatively small amount of money.The Canadian Press tallied the travel expenses a dozen cabinet ministers — excluding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — racked up in airfare, meals and accommodations for trips to Washington, D.C. and elsewhere south of the border since President Donald Trump came to power.The total amount, with some caveats, was about $96,000 for 29 trips from mid-January to the end of May.The travel included in this amount is just one part of a wider strategy to send federal cabinet ministers, parliamentary secretaries, MPs, senators, premiers, political staffers and government officials across the U.S. to secure face-to-face meetings with everyone from state legislators to Trump and those around him in the White House.“Our government has worked hard to establish a constructive working relationship with all orders of the U.S. government, especially with the administration, and the president and his team directly,” Cameron Ahmad, a spokesman for Trudeau, said in an emailed statement.“We have been actively engaging in comprehensive outreach across the United States in order to build upon the strong relationship between our two countries and advance areas of mutual interest.”The data analysis was based on a list of trips by cabinet ministers that the office of Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland considered part of these efforts. Freeland is the lead minister on Canada-U.S. relations and the NAFTA talks.The list was then cross-referenced with travel expenses disclosed under government transparency measures.These early figures provide a snapshot of the ground game the Liberal government has been building to deal with one of its biggest priorities — and challenges — through forging relationships not only with the White House, but also members of Congress who will ultimately decide the fate of any new trade deal, and anyone else they might be listening to.The list includes high-profile events such as when Freeland, alongside Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Andrew Leslie, the parliamentary secretary for Canada-U.S. relations, attended the inauguration of Trump in Washington, D.C.It also counts trips to events the cabinet minister in question might have attended anyway, such as when International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau went to Washington for the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group.Trips that received little attention, such as when Government House Leader Bardish Chagger, who is also the minister for small business and tourism, went to Toledo, Ohio and Chicago, Ill. to discuss cross-border trade, were also on the list.Liberal MP Wayne Easter, who is co-chair of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group, said these meetings can help Canada set the facts straight — and get its message across — on thorny trade issues such as dairy and softwood lumber.“I think if ever there was a time we had to deal with facts — and clear facts, not the perception — it’s now,” Easter said.The analysis comes with some caveats.There was no amount available for two trips Sajjan took to Washington, including to attend the inauguration, because he flew on a Challenger jet and his office did not have that information available.There was also a handful of expense claims that lumped the cost associated with a visit to the U.S. in with other legs of a much larger trip.The figures for trips taken since June 1 are not yet available, and neither are the costs associated with trips taken by the prime minister.And each cabinet minister would also be travelling with at least a couple of staffers and officials, which would multiply the costs.The numbers also exclude travel by everyone outside of cabinet, which has been quite extensive.According to data provided by Freeland’s office, overall there had been 78 visits to Washington plus 87 trips to 42 other cities, from Albany, N.Y. to Whitefish, Mont., as of last week, which is just part of the more than 315 individual contacts that have taken place as part of this outreach so far.— Follow @smithjoanna on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had the incorrect title for Chagger.
TORONTO – If you’re sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for a Kawhi Leonard announcement, you might want to settle in and get a little more comfortable.According to The Athletic‘s Jabari Young, it may still be a few days before the much sought-after free agent makes his decision.On the Kawhi front, told he’s not making a decision tonight and it may not be until the next few days. He and his reps are going through the process and taking their time before deciding the next move. No 2-year deals have been discussed. #NBA @TheAthleticNBA— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) July 4, 2019The two-time Finals MVP, fresh off a historic championship win with the Toronto Raptors, reportedly met with the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers earlier this week and touched down in Toronto to meet with Raptors brass Wednesday.So MLSE’s plane has landed at Pearson … and I can confirm Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster are already in Toronto so .. https://t.co/IW9poAIib6— Michael Grange (@michaelgrange) July 3, 2019Another interest note, per Young, is that no two-year deals have been discussed.And so, the wait — and the intrigue — continues.Sportsnet’s Michael Grange goes over the hysteria that hit Toronto as Kawhi Leonard’s free agency continues to loom over the city.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>
9 September 2010The United Nations has voiced its strong condemnation after today’s terrorist attack at the main airport in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which has killed two African peacekeepers and several civilians. In a joint statement, the heads of the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) described the attack as a “heinous act of terrorism.”Media reports state that a series of militants from the Islamist al-Shabaab group used two cars to attack the airport terminal today, with some of the attackers blowing themselves up and others shooting at the AMISOM peacekeepers.The statement noted that the attack occurred on the eve of the holy feast of Eid al-Fitr, which is a solemn day of peace, compassion and mercy.Augustine Mahiga, the head of UNPOS and the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, called on all Somalis to reject violence and use peaceful means to restore security and stability to their conflict-wracked country, which has not had a functioning national government since 1991.Today Mr. Mahiga and officials from IGAD and the AU made a joint visit to Mogadishu for “candid and successful discussions on a wide range of critical issues relating to the Somali peace process” with Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, the President of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG).The UN has been voicing concern in recent days over an apparent upsurge in fighting between Islamist rebels and the TFG, which is backed by AMISOM. Thousands of civilians in Mogadishu have been uprooted from their homes and more than 230 residents have been killed in the past two weeks alone.
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Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press “If you serve convenience to consumers, you can increase margins,” said Sylvain Charlebois, a Dalhousie University professor whose research focuses on the food industry. He identified grocerants as a major trend for this year in his annual food price report.Canadian grocers are competing in a difficult landscape. Retailers Costco and Walmart have stolen billions of dollars worth of market share from traditional grocers over the past decade, and tech titan Amazon’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods has prompted a race to implement e-commerce options among companies that had been previously slow to offer delivery services.They also face pressure from restaurants, where consumers looking for quick dining solutions over complicated home-cooked meals spend their money.Retail sales between June 2017 and June 2018 increased 0.7 per cent at food and beverage stores, according to Statistics Canada’s most recent figures, but fell one per cent at supermarkets and other grocers — excluding convenience stores.Traditional grocers hope to set themselves apart and draw more people through their doors by adding dining options like T&T’s Seafood Bar. Grocerants aim to not only make some money on the restaurant side, but also lure diners into spending money they otherwise wouldn’t have in the market aisles.“They want to welcome you. They want to make sure you spend as much time as possible,” said Charlebois.“It’s very rare nowadays you go into a grocery store and there are no tables for you to eat anything.”They want to welcome you. They want to make sure you spend as much time as possibleSylvain Charlebois All 11 locations of T&T, founded in 1993 and acquired by Loblaw in 2009, now offer some level of ready-made food — a concept CEO Lee scaled up significantly when she opened the 70,000 square-foot Richmond location last week.In addition to the seafood bar, the market also boasts an Asian Street Food stall. Lee plans to continue to add in-store dining to the next three stores the chain will open over the coming 12 months.Some industry observers are quick to point the finger at millennials — the generation that made headlines for allegedly weakening cereal sales because they found the prep work too difficult — for driving the trend.The next seafood bar will be located at the upcoming Waterloo, Ont., store, Lee said, where she believes it’ll be popular with the nearby University of Waterloo students, especially those from abroad who may be craving a taste of home that’s likely impossible to cook in a typical dorm room.People line up at an Asian street food area at T&T Supermarket’s newest location, in Richmond, B.C. However, millennials aren’t the only demographic behind the trend.Frugal customers may like that grocerant meals tend to be cheaper. The average grocerant meal in the U.S. costs US$4.38 for the year ending June 2018, while that at a fast-casual restaurant costs US$8.17, according to NPD data.That price difference may be starting to eat into restaurant profits. In the first quarter of this year, traffic was flat at quick-service restaurants, and fell at full-service restaurants, according to NPD data.Loblaw, which owns a number of other grocery banners including Zehrs, Fortinos and the Real Canadian Superstore, sees in-store dining as a major growth opportunity, said Jim Saufl, vice-president of its market division.The company started testing the model with its flagship Loblaws location at the former Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, where there’s ample seating space for customers wanting to sample baked goods and other food served fresh. More than 50 per cent of Loblaw’s corporate grocery stores now include dining space and some locations also feature cooking classes and live music on the weekend.Longo’s, which operates more than two dozen markets in Ontario, opened Corks Beer and Wine Bar in 2010. It’s since grown to three locations and no longer just serves alcohol, but also food.The company wants to expand the bar and restaurant concept further and is experimenting with smaller-scale versions of the bar, said Mike Longo, vice-president of fresh merchandising for the company.It’s clear to Longo that grocers will have to continue to adapt to changing consumer demands, who want convenience and value.“The grocery store mentality is going to continue to evolve.” VANCOUVER — Cooks at T&T Supermarket’s first seafood bar in Vancouver stand ready to prepare spot prawns, clams and lobsters freshly ordered by grocery shoppers, as the Asian-focused chain ups the ante for Canadian grocers increasingly looking to the “grocerant” trend to get shoppers to linger longer and spend more.At a time of intense competition in the grocery business, chains increasingly blur the line between supermarkets and restaurants, adding take-out meals to their shelves, hot food counters where chefs make dishes to order and even full-service restaurants.Diners at the new T&T destination receive a pair of gloves to eat — no cutlery — and sit in the seafood department, surrounded by creatures in live tanks and buckets containing orders zipping overhead.They appear to be eating it up. There’s been a roughly 60-minute wait for seating since the supermarket opened last week.The rise of the ‘grocerant’: Grocery stores are stealing restaurant’s best ideas with ready-to-eat mealsNew menus might not be enough to help family restaurants jump-start sales amid ever-growing competitionWalmart gains market share in Canada as e-commerce strategy gains momentum“It’s a restaurant-quality experience at supermarket prices,” said Tina Lee, CEO of T&T, which is owned by Loblaw Companies Ltd.Known to industry insiders as “grocerants,” such combination spaces serve a time-strapped population that values convenience at a time when grocers are feeling growing pressure from online competitors.Loblaw is joining many rivals in the race to woo customers with innovative in-person experiences.Ontario grocer Farm Boy’s stores feature a kitchen that prepares fresh food, including sushi, and eating areas with free Wi-Fi. Rival grocer Longo’s runs three bars that serve pizza, burgers and other food. Whole Foods Market locations offer areas to enjoy meals from its prepared foods department.Supermarkets seem to be taking a page out of playbooks from shopping malls, which are facing similar pressures from consumers driven toward the convenience of e-commerce, and are working to attract customers inside with real world luxuries. Malls are dedicating more space to food services and anchor tenants, like Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue, carve out space for restaurants, cafes and food halls — a fancier take on the food court concept.Grocerants generated 2.35 billion visits in the U.S. over the past year ending June 2018, according to data from market-research firm NPD Group — down two per cent from the same period a year ago due in part to an uptick in foodservice delivery options.A worker retrieves a fish from a tank at T&T Supermarket’s newest location, in Richmond, B.C., on Tuesday August 21, 2018. Shoppers can purchase fresh seafood in the store and have it steamed or baked to be eaten on site.
Good Friday Committee The State Airports (Shannon Group) Bill 2014, which looks at transferring the ownership of the airport from the Department of Public Expenditure to a new commercial State company, Shannon Group Plc. 10 am, Room 1: Officials from the Department of the Environment will appear before the Public Accounts Committee so water charges are likely to come up. 9.30 am, Committee Room 2: Representatives from the Children’s Rights Alliance, Adoption Rights Alliance, International Adoption Association and the Adoption Authority of Ireland will address the Health Committee on adoption laws in Ireland. 12 pm, Dáil: Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will be fielding Leaders’ Questions today. 10 am, Room 3: A Bill that seeks to clarify the law around employment permits will be debated. 9.30 am: Leo Varadkar will be talking all things transport. WHAT’S GOING ON in Leinster House?Every day the Dáil and Seanad are sitting, TheJournal.ie brings you the most comprehensive guide to what our lawmakers are getting up to in the Houses of the Oireachtas.So, here is what we can expect to be happening in the Dáil, Seanad and Committee rooms today…3 things we’ll be keeping an eye on 10.45 am: Debate on the Housing Bill will resume once again. Yesterday, Fr Peter McVerry said that provisions in the legislation would ‘massage’ the number of people on the social housing list, rather than address the problem directly.Afterwards, three Bills will be discussed:The Health (General Practitioner Service) Bill 2014 that seeks to provide free GP care for children under the age of 6. 10.30 am: The Order of Business will be read.11.45 am: Senators will then debate a Bill that seeks to extend social protection to the spouses or civil partners of the self-employed.Matters on the Adjournment will round out the week’s events in the Seanad.Everything else that’s happening in the CommitteesJobs Committee The third Bill seeks to extend examinership to co-operative societies, something that is currently only an option for companies.12.21 pm: The Order of Business will be read. Morning Business will then be concluded.4.42 pm: Everything and anything could come up during Topical Issues.5.30 pm: The lower house will adjourn.Everything happening in the Seanad Everything else happening in the Dáil 10.15 am, Room 4: TDs and Senators will meet with members of the Centre for Cross Border Studies to discuss implementation of the Good Friday Agreement. Here’s how to watch what’s going on in Leinster House today:Dáil ÉireannSeanad ÉireannCommittee Room 1Committee Room 2Committee Room 3Committee Room 4To access streams on iOS, click here
The much-anticipated longitudinal study spanning over 45 years on the migration of young women from Greece to Australia, has been launched. Black Night, White Day: Greece-Born Women in Australia, undertaken by Emeritus Professor Reginald Appleyard, Anna Amera and Dr John Yiannakis, documents the experiences of 78 women who migrated to Australia in the ’50s and ’60s to counter the gender imbalance of Greek migration.Hosted at Western Australia’s Kastellorizian House on Sunday 1 November, the event was directed by Dr Angela Evangelinou-Yiannakis, with the study officially launched by Dr Ken Michael AC, who also penned the foreword.“The authors are to be commended for this incredible piece of work, which is not only inspirational to read as an experience in itself, but also leaves the reader with a sense of emotion in sharing the individual and collective journeys of some determined and courageous Greece-born women in Australia in search of a better life,” writes Dr Michael.This is not the first work published on Greek migrants to Australia by Professor Reginal Appleyard and Dr John Yiannakis, both of whom co-wrote Greek Pioneers in Western Australia, the first definitive history of Greek migrants in the region.The launch attracted a number of esteemed guests, including the newly-elected Consul of Greece Antonios Koliadis, City of Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi, Deputy Lord Mayor James Limnios and president of the Hellenic Community Gary Mitchell. Copies of Black Night, White Day: Greece-Born Women in Australia are available for purchase from Kastellorizian House, or by emailing Professor Yiannakis at J.Yiannakis@exchange.curtin.edu.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
February 9, 2018 $900 million affordable housing measure one step closer to ballot Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Ed Lenderman Posted: February 9, 2018 Updated: 5:50 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsA proposed $900 million bond measure to build low-income housing got one step closer to the November ballot this week when a San Diego City Council committee voted 4-1 to have city staff further evaluate it.The proposal would raise taxes on city of San Diego property owners an average of $72 per year to pay for roughly 7,500 subsidized apartments for the chronically homeless, veterans, senior citizens, the disabled and low-income families.Supporters say the measure, which needs support from two-thirds of voters to pass, would simultaneously help solve the city’s homelessness problem and affordable housing crisis.In addition to the local money it would raise, the measure would help San Diego secure a greater share of state money devoted to homelessness and affordable housing by providing local matching funds typically necessary for such assistance.Without such local funds, San Diego will be eligible for less state assistance than other California cities and counties that have approved similar tax hike measures addressing homelessness in recent years.“I think you’ve presented very compelling arguments — both compassionate ones and financial ones,” Councilwoman Barbara Bry of La Jolla said during Wednesday’s meeting of the council’s Rules Committee. “The state is likely to pass a bond measure and we won’t get our fair share of the money unless we have local matching funds.”Councilman Chris Cate of Mira Mesa said he was concerned about the impact on middle-income and low-income property owners.“I appreciate that this is definitely for those who are most in need, and I can respect that, but there are also people who own homes that are struggling every day too, and this is an additional tax on them,” Cate said.Cate voted in favor of having the proposal analyzed further, but said he plans to scrutinize the final version thoroughly before the full council decides this summer whether to place it on the November ballot.Councilman Mark Kersey of Black Mountain Ranch, who cast the lone “no” vote on Wednesday, said one of his key concerns was that affordable housing is a countywide problem, but only city property owners would face property tax increases under the proposal.“Our city voters are basically being asked to shoulder a fairly large burden,” Kersey said.Stephen Russell, head of the San Diego Housing Federation and the man spearheading the bond measure, said polling showed a bond measure covering the whole county would be unlikely to pass.But he said a November poll of 600 likely voters living within the city showed 71 support for the measure, even after people were told how much property taxes would increase.The bond measure would increase property taxes $19 a year per $100,000 of a property’s assessed valuation, which is often much lower than a property’s market value because of the protections of tax-limiting Proposition 13.While the average sale price of a home in San Diego has surpassed $500,000, supporters say their calculations indicate the average homeowner would pay $72 per year if the bond measure passes.Kersey also questioned whether the measure might conflict with a separate November measure that would raise hotel taxes to expand the waterfront convention center, repair roads and address homelessness.Russell said the $30 million to $50 million per year that measure would devote to homelessness could fund counseling and other support services at the 7,500 apartments that the bond measure would fund.“We see these as complementary and potentially synergistic measures that are up to the scale of the problem,” he said.Councilman Chris Ward of University Heights said he was pleased the measure would divide the money equally among three priorities.Based on the 7,500 estimate of housing units it would fund, the measure would build 2,500 units for the chronically homeless, 2,500 units for low-income families and 2,500 units for veterans, seniors and the disabled.No members of the public spoke against the measure, while a large coalition of housing developers, social service groups and community organizations praised it.Lori Holt Pfeiler, chief executive of Habitat for Humanity’s San Diego chapter, said the bond money is crucial. “The market can’t produce housing for low-income families — there has to be a subsidy,” she said.Homeless advocate Michael McConnell and several others said the bond measure would do more to end San Diego homelessness than any other proposals being considered. “Here’s the measure that will actually really do something about real solutions,” he said.Councilwoman Myrtle Cole of southeastern San Diego said she was upbeat about the proposal but needs more information before July about how quickly the units could be built and other concerns. “There are a few details that I would like clarified before really, fully committing to the proposal,” she said.City Attorney Mara Elliott’s staff is scheduled to bring back to the Rules Committee this spring potential ballot language and other information.The council is expected to vote in late July and early August on which proposed measures to place on the November ballot. 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NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Taylor Swift; Album Of The Year speech for ‘1989’ Twitter 2017 MTV EMAs: Taylor Swift Leads Nominations taylor-swift-leads-2017-mtv-europe-music-awards-nominations Facebook Email The GRAMMY winner earned six EMA nods, including for Best Artist, Best Look, Best Pop, and Best Video for “Look What You Made Me Do.” She’s also up for Biggest Fans, thanks to her dedicated Swifties.Singer Shawn Mendes earned the second-most nominations with five, with recognition for Best Artist, Best Pop and Best Song for his hit “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back.”GRAMMY winners Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar each earned four nods. Sheeran is up for Best Song for his smash “Shape Of You,” while Lamar has earned a nomination for Best Video for “HUMBLE.” Rita Ora will serve as EMAs host. The show will air live from London’s SSE Arena on Nov. 12. Fans can vote for their favorite artists via the MTV EMA website.”TRL” Returns: MTV Giving Away Ed Sheeran 2018 Tour TicketsRead more Shawn Mendes earns second-most nominations; MTV EMAs to air Nov. 12 from London Renée FabianGRAMMYs Oct 4, 2017 – 11:48 am Taylor Swift has come out on top for the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards nominations, which were announced Oct. 4. News Taylor Swift Leads 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards Nominations
20 Photos Tags Share your voice This seagull tried to snatch my shrimp in Illinois. Amanda Kooser/CNET A pleasant meal beside a scenic body of water can quickly turn into an Alfred Hitchcock movie if you’re not careful. Seagulls are notorious for strolling right up to people and stealing their lunches. But the good news is you might be able to battle this avian crime wave with a simple tool: your eyes.Researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK wanted to know if staring at seagulls might dissuade them from abducting your dinner, so they headed to coastal towns in Cornwall.The team put a bag of chips (that’s fries for us US folks) on the ground and monitored how long it took the gulls to approach the food. “On average, gulls took 21 seconds longer to approach the food with a human staring at them,” the university said in a release on Tuesday.The researchers initially tried to test 74 herring gulls, but most of them weren’t interested in sticking around or stealing food, so only 19 gulls were usable for the study. 1 Comment Watch a leviathan of a shark nibble on a sub’s speargun Oh snap! Weird ocean worms make a racket when they rumble Cool critters “Gulls are often seen as aggressive and willing to take food from humans, so it was interesting to find that most wouldn’t even come near during our tests,” said Madeleine Goumas, lead author of the study Herring gulls respond to human gaze direction, published in the journal Biology Letters.The researchers found that individual gulls behaved very differently from each other. Goumas suggested “a couple of very bold gulls might ruin the reputation of the rest.”The study had a small sample size, so your gull-staring mileage may vary. It’s worth a shot, though. If you want to protect your food and still enjoy your time at the seaside, then it may just be a matter of playing stare down with the local birds. A spider’s erection, and other cool things trapped in amber Sci-Tech
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen Now University of Alaska announces five percent tuition hikeJosh Edge, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageUniversity of Alaska students will see a five percent tuition hike next year. For Alaska residents, that means lower division classes for the 2017-2018 school year will cost $202 per credit hour at all campuses except Kodiak and the Prince William Sound College, which will be slightly cheaper.Other states look to Alaska as model for insurance reliefAndrew Kitchenman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageDonald Trump’s election as president is expected to lead to major changes in the individual health insurance market. While states don’t know what those changes will be, some policy experts suggested before the election that other states follow Alaska’s lead in addressing rising prices.Alaska veteran and advocate unbothered by Trump presidencyLori Townsend, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageOn this Veteran’s day, the nation is transitioning to a new Commander in Chief who, for the first time in history has no elected office or military experience. But that doesn’t bother long time Veteran’s rights advocate Ric Davidge.Alaskans on front lines of Standing Rock protestAmanda Frank, KUAC – Standing RockA group of Alaska Native women helping with the Standing Rock Sioux protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline, are providing an inside perspective on the dispute that’s getting worldwide attention.State program stops aiding rising heating paymentsRashah McChesney, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauAs winter approaches, thousands of Alaskans are grappling with rising heating bills. And this year, for the first time in nearly a decade, the state won’t step in to help. More than 9,000 households will see their heating assistance benefits reduced. Another 1300 will likely be booted entirely from a now-defunct state program designed to keep low-income Alaskans out of the cold.New ShoreZone project grants access to Alaska coastal informationAvery Lill, KDLG – DillinghamAlaska has 33,904 miles of coastline, more than the rest of the United States combined. For a long time, there has not been much information available to researchers or to the public about that shoreline and about the wildlife habitats that exist there. A new project gives people the ability to research and explore the coast from their computers.AK: Fairbanks Four’s plight inspires musician’s latest compositionTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThe Fairbanks Four’s release from prison last year inspired virtuoso Emerson Eads to compose a piece titled “Mass for the Oppressed.” Eads has lined up some impressive talent to perform the piece next month, and he’s arranged for proceeds from sales of the production to go to an organization that represented the four Alaska Native men in court.49 Voices: Ronell Corral of AnchorageWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Ronell Corra, in Anchorage. Corral is a UAA student and a second generation Filipino-American.
Photo credit: CASIT (PhysOrg.com) — A vest being developed by scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) could help people with balance disorders to regain their balance. This could cut short the rehabilitation or balance retraining exercise period, reduce the risk of falling, and improve patients’ quality of life. Balance disorders can make you feel dizzy or unsteady, or feel as if you are spinning, falling, or moving when you are not. They can be caused by brain injuries, infections, some medications, or problems with the vestibular system in the inner ear, and can cause a wide range of symptoms including falls, staggering, lightheadedness, blurred vision and disorientation.Developed by researchers at UCLA’s Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology (CASIT), the vest is portable and self-contained, and measures the rotation and tilting of the patient’s body during walking. Wobbling is detected by a series of accelerometers across the shoulders, and if any is found silicone balloons attached to the vest are inflated to give the wearer a physical indication of the imbalance. Pairs of balloons are located above the rib cage, between the shoulder blades, and above the trapezius muscles on the left and right mid-shoulders.The tactile vest system includes an electronic control system providing virtually instantaneous feedback, and patented pneumatic actuators and an air tank. Similar vests have been developed in the past for flight simulators or games, but not for rehabilitation for balance disorders.One of the project leaders, Martin Culjat, said the balloon actuator has a special membrane that enables the pneumatic balloon to be inflated at a high enough pressure that the vest wearer will feel it pushing against the skin. One of the advantages of pneumatic actuators is that they have a faster reaction time (60 ms) than other types of actuators, enabling real-time feedback for the patients. Other types of actuators also have a disadvantage because they can send vibrotactile signals to the body, to which the person can become less sensitive over time.The group’s findings were presented at the 2010 Haptics Symposium last month in Waltham, Massachussetts. Haptic technologies are those that use tactile sensations and controls to interact with computer applications, and they are commonly used for applications such as training for tasks needing hand/eye coordination, or for games in which you see and feel your interactions with images. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Vest to prevent balance disorder patients falling (2010, April 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-04-vest-disorder-patients-falling.html Explore further Tactile Gaming Vests: The Fourth Dimension In Gaming Reaches New Level Of Pain This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Getting health products to people in need in Africa involves dealing with a host of issues, one of which is waste—governments and other institutions find that if they just give free products to people, a lot of those products are never used; many are simply thrown away. To deal with this problem, some organizations have taken to charging people for the products under the reasonable assumption that those that do not need them would simply not buy them. But charging for such products as mosquito netting may prevent many who cannot afford them from getting the help they need. In this new effort, the researchers sought to find out if another type of method might work better, using vouchers that people could redeem for free at a local store.The experiments consisted of going door-to-door in various communities in Kenya offering health products to those who answered. Recipients were given one of three possible options: They could buy the product (a chlorine solution for killing germs in drinking water), they could accept a voucher for it, or they could just have it right there for free. The researchers then followed up later by returning to the homes they had visited earlier, this time requesting to test their water.In analyzing the water samples, the researchers found that those who were given vouchers had just a 1 percentage dip in samples with chlorine compared to those that had received free supplies right away (32.9 versus 33.9). But they also found that they only needed to give out 60 percent as much of the solution when using the voucher system. In sharp contrast, the researchers found that for those who were offered the product for sale, only 12.4 percent had chlorine in their water, indicating that a large percentage of those contacted could not afford the product.The researchers suggest their experiments indicate that adding a small hassle when administering health products can dramatically reduce waste. Not included in the study was the possible emotional impact on the people made to trod to a nearby store to collect their “free” healthcare product. How to deliver drinking water chlorine-free (Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has found that offering vouchers as a means of distributing health products to poor people in Africa resulted in less waste than other methods. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes the experiments they conducted, their results and why they believe the voucher method could prove useful in a wide variety of distribution applications. Benjamin Olken with MIT offers a Perspective piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: P. Dupas et al. Targeting health subsidies through a nonprice mechanism: A randomized controlled trial in Kenya, Science (2016). DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf6288AbstractFree provision of preventive health products can markedly increase access in low-income countries. A cost concern about free provision is that some recipients may not use the product, wasting resources (overinclusion). Yet, charging a price to screen out nonusers may screen out poor people who need and would use the product (overexclusion). We report on a randomized controlled trial of a screening mechanism that combines the free provision of chlorine solution for water treatment with a small nonmonetary cost (household vouchers that need to be redeemed monthly in order). Relative to a nonvoucher free distribution program, this mechanism reduces the quantity of chlorine procured by 60 percentage points, but reduces the share of households whose stored water tests positive for chlorine residual by only one percentage point, substantially improving the trade-off between overinclusion and overexclusion. © 2016 Phys.org Citation: Using vouchers found to reduce waste when offering health products to the poor in Africa (2016, August 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-08-vouchers-health-products-poor-africa.html Journal information: Science Explore further
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Passengers across Europe look set to benefit now that officials have given the nod to in-flight mobile phone calls.The European Commission has approved the plans to allow customers to use their phones to chat on aeroplanes following last month’s decision by Ofcom to agree to the proposals.It will be up to individual airlines to decide whether their passengers will be able to use their mobiles onboard and some are expected to restrict customers to text messages only. So far, carriers bmi, Ryanair and Portugese airline TAP have said that they will implement the new policy, while trials have already been carried out on some Emirates and Air France flights.”One regulatory decision for all European airspace was required for this new service to come into being,” said EU Telecoms Commissioner Viviane Reding. She added that mobile phone companies must make sure they do not overcharge passengers who opt to use their mobiles while in the air.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedRyanair launches in-flight mobile phone serviceRyanair launches in-flight mobile phone service‘In-flight films? We’d rather have WiFi’Travellers want to stay in touch with life back home as they fly, reveals Skyscanner.Flight passengers could soon be using mobile boarding passesFlight passengers could soon be using mobile boarding passes
A total of 31,200kg of mixed garbage and 18,600kg of recyclable materials were collected during the Let’s Do It! Cyprus campaign in April, organisers announced on Thursday evening.The event saw 46,185 volunteers take part by cleaning up more than 500 locations around the island.The results of the campaign were presented on Thursday evening at a special event where awards were given to organised groups that excelled in competitions or during the cleaning campaign.Environment Commissioner Ioanna Panayiotou, under whose auspices the campaign takes place, Commissioner for Volunteerism Yiannis Yiannakis and Deputy Chief Executive of CyTA Michalis Achilleos, addressed the event. On behalf of the Together Cyprus Network, Andreas Angelis, presented the results and spoke about the future actions to take place.Awards and honorary prizes were given to organised groups, schools and other organisations for their actions in raising awareness and actively participating in the campaign.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoEditorChoice.comIf You Have Any Of These 20 Toys Around, You Just Became RichEditorChoice.comUndoAncestryWhat does your surname mean? More than you’d imagine.AncestryUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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