Mentalhealth workers kept busy by searing testimony at MMIW inquiry

first_imgEDMONTON – As disturbing stories emerge at the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, it’s Melodie Casella’s job to ensure that testifying about trauma doesn’t simply create more.“Our mandate is a no-harm approach,” Casella, health manager for the inquiry, said Wednesday on the second day of hearings in Edmonton.“It’s families first.”Casella runs an extensive mental-health network for the inquiry’s western swing. That network embraces witnesses long before they tell their stories to the inquiry’s commissioners.She said it is delicate work. Just because some members of a victimized family have chosen to speak, that doesn’t mean all relatives want to.“We don’t make direct contact with families. If we were to make those direct calls, it could cause trauma on a family member,” she said.“We don’t want to make any families feel pressured to come here when some family members would state, ‘I don’t want to go down that road.’”Casella speaks from experience. A member of her own family was murdered.“There are family members in my own family who don’t want to go and share their truth. They say, ‘It’s been a long time and I just want to move forward in my life.’”For those who do choose to speak and ask for help getting through the experience, Casella makes sure they have support from local Indigenous groups and looks after them when they get to the inquiry.Nobody is left alone. Casella said workers help witnesses try to build on the strength that got them this far.Inquiry hearings are emotionally gruelling. Tears and anger are frequent.To deal with the emotions, a team of six elders stand by. Mental-health workers, identified by purple shirts, sit in the audience to offer support to anyone needing it.Witnesses are given a small bundle of tobacco at the end of their testimony. Many choose to take it to a sacred fired tended by an elder and burn it while offering prayers, Casella said.Sometimes, she said, she does that herself. Inquiry staff live with story after story, day after day, and they have to look after themselves, too.“The commission staff we have here, it’s like a family. We build each other up.”Witnesses are also cared for after they testify. Casella tries to ensure they have support when they get back home, even in remote or rural locations.“We have to ask and make sure they have somebody they can talk to.”The inquiry maintains a toll-free, 24-hour support line.“If they wake up in the middle of the night, that is available to them to call when they leave here.”The inquiry’s interim report has concluded that enough stories about indifferent or sloppy investigations have emerged that some cases should be reopened. Whatever the legal consequences of the inquiry’s work, Casella said it’s having a profound effect on witnesses.“Some of them had approached me after, saying this is the beginning of my healing. For some of them, it was over 30 years they had never talked about it.”On Monday, one of the witnesses she coached through his testimony approached her afterward.“(He said) I want to thank you for not giving up on me, for getting me through this. He was so happy and grateful.“When we express and open up to talk about the issues that we harbour deep inside, it doesn’t belong to us any more.“The Creator’s going to take care of that.”— Follow Bob Weber on Twitter at @row1960last_img read more

Farrah Fawcett Calendar To Benefit Charity

first_imgThe Farrah Fawcett Foundation, whose mission is to provide funding for alternative methods of cancer research, clinical trials, prevention, and awareness with an emphasis on anal and pediatric cancers, has partnered with Mead Products, LLC to create a one-of-a-kind 16 month calendar featuring acting legend Farrah Fawcett.Farrah Fawcett CalendarCurrently, the calendar is available on Amazon for $14.99.The calendar is a collection of several of Farrah’s most beautiful photos from the private collection of legendary photographer Bruce McBroom. It includes rarely seen photos from Farrah’s early career. In the 1960’s Mr. McBroom photographed The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Doors. His most notable work is the famous shot of Farrah Fawcett in a red swimsuit – the biggest selling poster of all time.A portion of the proceeds from this one-of-a-kind calendar go to continuing Farrah’s dream of helping fight the battle against cancer and those who are suffering from it through the work of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation.The calendar is being distributed by MeadWestvaco Corporation.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

North American stock markets slide lower in latemorning trading loonie down

Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) TORONTO — The energy sector weighed on stocks in Toronto as Canada’s main stock index fell in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets also edged lower.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 42.09 points at 16,026.16.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 53.48 points at 25,972.84. The S&P 500 index was down 1.93 points at 2,801.76, while the Nasdaq composite was down 10.61 points at 7,584.74.The Canadian dollar traded for 75.02 cents US compared with an average of 75.41 cents US on Friday.The April crude contract was up 93 cents at US$56.73 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was down 0.8 of a cent at US$2.85 per mmBTU.The April gold contract was down US$12.40 at US$1,286.80 an ounce and the May copper contract was down 1.85 cents at US$2.91 a pound. The Canadian Press read more

Cops look for second Chinese man

Another man, also a Chinese national, who was with him at the time had fled and is now believed to be having the real diamond worth Rs. 1.8 million. The police have launched investigations to locate another Chinese man after the diamond in the possession of the Chinese national arrested at the BMICH gem exhibition last week was found to be a fake.Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that the Gem and Jewellery Authority had confirmed that the diamond recovered from the Chinese man in police custody has no value. The Chinese man was arrested last week after he was seen swallowing a diamond at the FACETS gem exhibition at the BMICH. read more

Faculty of Business seeks 10th Distinguished Graduate

2010 Faculty of Business Distinguished Graduate, Kristian Knibutat (BAdmin ’86) with Philip Kitchen, Dean, Faculty of BusinessSince 2002, the Faculty of Business has named nine outstanding individuals as recipients of the annual Distinguished Graduate Award, which is presented at a special reception each fall. Over the years, we’ve honoured CEOs of major organizations, entrepreneurs, partners in law and accounting firms and an academic. Although they have all taken different paths in their careers, their first steps toward success were taken at Brock.Who would you like to see as our 10th recipient?  If you know of an outstanding individual who graduated from the business program more than five years ago, and you would like to nominate him or her, please let us know. The rules are simple:They must have graduated from Brock with a BAdmin, BAcc, BBA, MAcc or MBA degree.They must have five years postgraduate experience.They must demonstrate outstanding achievements at either the professional, educational, community, volunteer or entrepreneurial level.Current Brock faculty and staff are excluded.If you know of someone, or you would like to nominate yourself, just send a letter outlining the nominee’s achievements supported by two additional letters and/or newspaper clippings, resume, award information, journal articles, etc. All nominations will be accepted until the end of July every year. A committee consisting of the dean, associate deans, chairs of each department and two graduates of the Faculty of Business will select the recipient who will be announced in the fall.If you have any questions, or would like to forward a nomination package, please contact Susan LeBlanc at or 905-688-5550 x4688.The names of the past recipients of the Faculty of Business Distinguished Graduate Award are listed below.  For information on each of these individuals, please go to: Wilkinson (BBA ’91)Partner, Deloitte LLP2003Debi Rosati (BAdmin ’84)President, RosatiNet inc.2004Paul Ingram (BBA ’90)Professor of Management, Columbia University2005Debbie Sevenpifer (BAdmin ’87)CEO Niagara Health System2006Stephen Young (BBA ’91)Managing director of Accounting Policy, Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB)2007Jim Ryan (BAdmin ’84)CEO PartyGaming2008John Zoccoli (BAdmin ’86)Tim Hortons franchisee2009James MacLellan (BAdmin ’87)Partner, Borden Ladner Gervias LLP2010Kristian Knibutat (BAdmin ’86)Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP read more

Average new car CO2 emissions fall again down 107 per cent in

DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) SMMT New Car Registrations by CO2 Performance 2006 shows that in 2005: The percentage of new cars with CO2 emissions of under 140 g/km has risen to 18 per cent; a rise from 3.9 per cent in 1997, and from 15.5 per cent in 2004 This fall in CO2 has been matched by a 13.9 per cent improvement in mpg levels The average emission from a new car sold to private buyers has fallen 1.1 per cent, down to 172.3g/km – its lowest ever level. This was the same improvement as the company car market Over half the new car market is now under 160 g/km CO2 levels have fallen by 20.4g/km per new vehicle since 1997 34.1 per cent of the new car market falls in the lowest three VED bands; up from just 7.8 per cent in 1997. Despite a 15 per cent increase in the total UK vehicle parc since 1997, total emissions from cars fell one per cent.Registrations of alternative-fuelled vehicles increased 48 per cent in 2005. Download the report by clicking below Notes: 1. SMMT’s CO2 database is compiled with figures supplied by manufacturers from the first registration document which are checked with type approval data from the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA). 2. The data in the report looks at total new car registrations by CO2 values, not merely ACEA, JAMA or KAMA members. ACEA is the European vehicle manufacturers’ trade association, JAMA the Japanese equivalent and KAMA the Korean equivalent. New incentives for greener cars to be approved by European Commission this week The average new car sold in 2005 emitted 10.7 per cent less CO2 than models registered in 1997, according to the latest SMMT New Car Registrations by CO2 Performance report. Based on data from every new car registered last year, the figures also show a 1.2 per cent year-on-year drop from 171.4 g/km in 2004 to 169.4 g/km in 2005. SMMT chief executive, Christopher Macgowan, said, ‘SMMT’s latest data shows the progress we are making to bring ever cleaner vehicles to the market place. We need an integrated approach if we are to keep making good progress. In addition to our technological advances, buyers need incentives to encourage them into cleaner vehicles. We hope the European Commission will soon give the go-ahead for the new Low Carbon Car Grants to help new car buyers in the UK. Following the collapse of the Powershift programme some 18 months ago, this should bring a stable long-term and technology neutral approach to grant funding.’ read more

Womens Basketball Oftinjured Kianna Holland has no regrets about basketball career

Connecticut’s Morgan Tuck (3) attempts to block a pass from Ohio State redshirt freshman guard Kianna Holland (12) during a game on Nov. 16, 2015 at The Schottenstein Center. OSU lost 100-56. Credit: Lantern File Photo.Ohio State redshirt senior guard Kianna Holland never caught a break.The summer before her sophomore year of high school, the then-15-year-old suffered her first major injury – a torn ACL. She had no idea what was coming.Over the next seven years, the redshirt senior guard tore her ACL a second time, underwent ACL hardware removal surgery, three meniscal reconstructions, labrum and capsule shoulder reconstruction and compartment release surgery in all five compartments of each leg.Then, on June 12, Ohio State announced Holland’s playing career was over. She played just three games in three seasons for the Buckeyes.For the 5-foot-9 shooting guard, her decision came down to whether she wanted to continue risking her body to play the game she loves. In March, Holland said she was feeling pain-free for the first time since she was 15 years old, before she suffered her first torn ACL.“Was it really worth it to continue to go down that path knowing that she’s in a great place, she’s pain-free, and she should be able to move forward in life not dealing with a lot of pain where she is right now,” Ohio State women’s basketball coach Kevin McGuff said.McGuff understood and respected her decision, which he deemed smart and mature, but he felt mixed emotions as he wished he could coach her for her redshirt senior season.“From a basketball standpoint, I wanted her out there, but also as someone who cares about her and wants the best for her, I completely understood and supported this decision,” McGuff said. “Like I said, I think she made the right decision.”Long before injuries ended her career, her lack of skill threatened to end her playing days soon after it began.Dan Holland, her father and a former basketball player for Southern Wesleyan University, pulled her out of the sport because he wasn’t seeing a return on investment in the sport. He told her he wanted to teach her a skill that could eventually earn her a free college education.It didn’t go well, at first.“I was awful, I mean like horrific. To the point that he almost gave up on me,” Holland said.Two years of basketball came and went, and Holland saw little improvement in her performance.However, she continued to practice, and slowly began to develop confidence in herself, and eventually the results she and her father had hoped for began to materialize.Once everything began clicking, she improved rapidly, hitting her stride in middle school. In eighth grade, she played for her varsity team at Seneca High School in Seneca, South Carolina, and became the first eighth-grader in her school’s history to earn All-Mountain Lakes team honors.Despite suffering a torn ACL prior to her sophomore year, a torn meniscus just months later and a torn labrum and capsule in her shoulder as a senior, Holland etched her name in the annals of her school’s record book. By the time her high school career was over, she held the Seneca High School record for total points (1,851), single-season points per game (35.1), single-season free throws (120), single-season total points (574) and points in a game (50).Despite her record-setting play on the court, she found little happiness off it.The only biracial student in her graduating class, Holland often felt as though she did not fit in with the rest of her classmates. She was told by classmates that they didn’t believe in mixing races. People she considered friends would ask her whether she would rather be black or white, and she would be called racist by students of both races.“I just always felt like an outcast and I knew, like, one day if I just stay persistent, and my parents always encouraged me, if you just stay persistent, one day you’ll be able to find a group of people that can appreciate you as a person who don’t judge you, who don’t look at you crazy or like an outcast or anything and you’ll just be normal like everyone else,” Holland said.She wanted to leave South Carolina and never come back.Holland committed to Ohio State as a sophomore in high school, but decommitted after former Buckeyes coach Jim Foster was fired. She instead chose to attend Duke, located in Durham, North Carolina, a four-hour drive from her hometown. But Holland was dealt another blow shortly after arriving getting to her new college. She had developed compartment syndrome in both legs, requiring a grueling surgery. After just a semester and having yet to play in a game, she decided the fit wasn’t right and wanted to transfer.When McGuff – who recruited Holland in high school when he was coaching at Xavier – heard he might have a second chance at landing her, he was excited. Since he originally saw her playing AAU basketball years prior, he thought she could be one of the best perimeter players in the nation.“I knew that she could be instrumental in the locker room as a leader in helping move this program forward and also, certainly, could help us on the court raise the level of play and push this program toward one of the best in the country,” McGuff said.She enrolled at Ohio State in January 2014 and spent the spring  and summer rehabbing. Eligible to play in the fall, Holland thought she’d finally made it through the pain and mental anguish of injuries.“I was so excited to finally be able to play,” Holland said. “I felt like the future was bright. I literally could not wait.”But her body failed her. Again. On Oct. 31, 2014, just two weeks prior to the opening night of the season, she felt the pain and – having experienced the exact same injury as a 15-year-old – knew she had torn her ACL.After coming so close to finally reaching her goal, she didn’t understand how this kept happening to her.“That was a really, really dark time for me,” Holland said. “I really struggled that year because I was just like, what is the purpose of me being injured again. Mentally, I felt like I could not go through the process again.”She was feeling depressed and wasn’t going to classes.“That year, I think I had my eyes watered or I teared up on the bench every game for about six or seven games. Because, I’m like, this is awful. I’ve never been in this situation before, where I’m like there’s no chance of me subbing into the game,” Holland said.She couldn’t see any light at the end of a tunnel that seemed never-ending. It took a while to come to grips with the situation, but with the encouragement of her teammates and coaches, she began making progress.“What kind of turned it around was like, you know what, I’m always a really positive person,” Holland said. “I was like, just feeling bad for myself isn’t going to get me anywhere, and I’ve got to take things as they come and invest myself academically during this time that I cannot participate.”While rehabbing, Holland became an intricate part of the bench unit. On multiple occasions, referees have given her warnings for being on the court and yelling too much. Even though she hadn’t played a single minute for the Buckeyes, Holland was voted a team captain ahead of her redshirt sophomore season.“The day that the team made that decision, I balled my eyes out because I was like, ‘Wow, I haven’t played and I’ve just tried to support people and try to work as hard as I can in rehab,’” Holland said.Over the next couple years, she battled injuries just as she had all her life. Holland re-tore her meniscus and, early in the 2015-16 season, had a scope surgery. She managed to play in three games before hurting herself once again, necessitating an operation to remove the screws and hardware keeping her ACL in place. Holland would never play again.“That’s like a lethal weapon that we can’t unleash and it kind of sucks,” then-senior forward Shayla Cooper said in February. “I know it’s hard on her and frustrating because she’ll get back and something happens and she’ll get back and something happens.”But long before Holland made the decision to call her career quits in early June, she had come to peace. For someone who dealt with so much physical pain, it’s almost a necessity. She had to learn to accept what happened and move on with life, understanding she can’t change anything.Holland is clear – she has no regrets. She doesn’t regret playing basketball instead of gymnastics or running track. She certainly doesn’t feel any unease about leaving Seneca, South Carolina, for the city atmosphere of Columbus (she’s only been back to her home state about four times since leaving after high school).“I wouldn’t change it because looking at it in hindsight, I see so many other things that were able to take place and so many other blessings that have occurred for me that I wouldn’t have been able to experience had I been healthy,” Holland said.In December 2016, she graduated from Ohio State with an undergraduate degree in sport industry and, in the fall, she’ll begin Ohio State’s sport management graduate program. And, though she won’t be playing, expect to see her on the sideline, living vicariously through her teammates, in a role similar to that of a student assistant coach, as she has for the past three seasons as a Buckeye.“Whenever (senior guard) Kelsey (Mitchell) does something crazy, crosses someone up, I feel like it’s like me, personally, doing it,” Holland said. “I just really enjoy cheering these guys on.“There’s never a dull moment at all, so I definitely enjoy being around (my teammates). I’ll definitely miss that whenever I leave here.” read more

Rien ne va plus entre Apple et ses revendeurs

first_imgRien ne va plus entre Apple et ses revendeursLes détaillants indépendants n’en peuvent plus des pratiques commerciales d’Apple alors qu’ils ont soutenu la marque lorsqu’elle était au creux de la vague. Ils vont manifester ce jeudi 9 février, réunis dans le collectif “Pomme de discorde”.Avant le retour gagnant d’Apple, aidé par les ventes d’iPod puis d’iPhone, les revendeurs affiliés au programme Apple Premium Reseller étaient les vitrines de la marque partout en France. Les équipes de ces points de vente ont contribué à créer la relation entre les clients et la marque et à faire découvrir les produits, inconnus du grand public. Mais depuis, Apple est devenue l’une des sociétés les plus puissantes du monde et a ouvert ses propres boutiques, les Apple Store. Pour la marque, ces revendeurs ne représentent plus de réel intérêt et a modifié les conditions de vente au profit de ses propres magasins explique L’informaticien. Le premier revendeur agrée français, eBizcuss, a ainsi déposé plainte contre l’entreprise américaine, l’accusant notamment d'”abus de position dominante” et “dépendance économique”. Le distributeur accuse Apple de ne plus livrer dans les temps ces indépendants, favorisant en premier lieu sa propre chaîne de vente. Résultat, eBizcuss a perdu 22% de son chiffre d’affaires en une année. Les différents détaillants se sont désormais réunis en collectif, “Pomme de Discorde” et ont manifesté devant l’Apple Store Opéra de Paris, à 12H45 ce jeudi 9 février. Ils veulent faire connaître leur mécontentement vis-à-vis des nouvelles conditions de vente imposées par Apple. Aujourd’hui, leurs marges sur les ventes de produits n’est que de 3%, là où il y a quelques années, elle était à 10%. Selon eux, Apple a droit de vie ou de mort sur ses boutiques, une pratique insupportable pour ces revendeurs. Cette manifestation, si elle a très peu de chances de faire bouger les choses, met une nouvelle fois en lumière les politiques douteuses d’Apple vis-à-vis du réseau qui pourtant l’a fait vivre en des temps moins cléments.Le 9 février 2012 à 14:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

This Is How Astronauts Will Be Celebrating Thanksgiving

first_img NASA Wins 2 Emmys for Mars Mission, SpaceX Dragon Flight ProgrammingTune In As Brad Pitt Speaks With NASA Astronaut on ISS Families across the nation are about to celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow, but many more will be enjoying their holiday while up in space at the International Space Station.Station commander Shane Kimbrough is an astronaut with NASA and is in charge of preparing a Thanksgiving feast for the rest of the crew since they can’t make it back down to Earth in time for the family-oriented event. But instead of gathering everyone up in the kitchen to help with the cooking, he’s going to be reheating pouches of food: sliced smoked turkey, candied yams, green beans, mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing, mushrooms, and various fruit cobblers.“It’s going to be a little bit different for us up here in space,” Kimbrough sats, “but I’m going to try to make it as much like home as we can.” To keep the experience as authentic as it can be while everyone’s floating up in space, Mission Control has promised the group to send up some live football games.This isn’t Kimbrough’s first rodeo, as it’s his second Thanksgiving up in space. He and the rest of his crew will be talking about everything they’re thankful for while digging into their space Thanksgiving food, with “being safe in space” clocking in at number one on the list.Keep in mind that food has to be freeze-dried and stored in a special manner when you’re dealing with space. You can’t just buy a turkey, pop it in the oven, and go on from there. No, everything has to be calculated and deliberate, probably a lot unlike your Thanksgiving dinners at home. It’s yet to be determined if they’re going to eat any of that awesome freeze-dried ice cream you can buy every time you go to the museum because that stuff is delicious, water or not. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Viewer numbers for 629 WWE RAW lowest of 2015 so far

first_img Now Playing Up Next Kim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing Makeup RuPaul plans to continue hosting Drag Race ‘indefinitely’ Felicity Huffman To Be Sentenced In College Admission Scandal Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Last night’s 6/29 WWE RAW drew an average audience of 3.46 million viewers on Monday night. The first hour drew 3.36 million viewers, the second hour drew 3.54 million viewers and the third hour closed out the night with 3.48 million viewers.This is down from last week’s show that drew 3.67 million viewers and is the lowest overall viewership for the show so far in 2015. Source: Showbuzzdaily.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 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 Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Velvet Sky Now Playing Up Next Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Rachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy win Facebook Twitter Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11last_img read more

Police investigating downtown Vancouver coin shop

first_imgVancouver police are investigating a rare-coin shop in downtown Vancouver after people complained that they never received their purchases. According to the Vancouver Police Department, people around the country have attempted to buy coins from Blue Moon Coins, which lists 701 Main St. as its address. The complaints allege that although the company took the payment, it never sent the products. Blue Moon Coins sells wholesale precious metals and collectible coins.The Better Business Bureau revoked Blue Moon Coins’ accreditation in December for failing to respond to consumer complaints, and gave the business an F grade.Twenty-five complaints against Blue Moon were logged with the BBB in the past three years. Seventeen of those complaints were resolved with the assistance from the bureau, while several others remain unresolved. The bureau alleges that in many cases Blue Moon took too long to resolve customer complaints. Consumers on the BBB website complained that they spent thousands of dollars on coins from Blue Moon, but they did not get their orders, or they got them late or never got the refund they requested.Harry Gross, 75, of White Oak, Texas, said that he purchased 100 1-ounce coins on Dec. 2 for a total of $2,300. He planned to sell the coins for a small profit. By mid-January, the coins still hadn’t been shipped.last_img read more

Astronaut Tests Smart Astroskin Jersey on Space Station

first_img David Saint-Jacques, a Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut, is testing a “smart” jersey designed to monitor vital signs in space.Saint-Jacques, who’s currently at the International Space Station (ISS), will wear the Astroskin Bio-Monitor System during his six-month space mission, said a CSA press release. With this wearable garment, scientists can better understand how a microgravity environment might impact astronauts’ health.Carré Technologies, a Canadian wearable sensors company, developed the Bio-Monitor System for the CSA. Unlike other medical devices, the Bio-Monitor System isn’t bulky and doesn’t disrupt astronauts’ daily activities, including sleeping and exercise. The easy-to-wear garment measures pulse and electrical activity of the heart, blood pressure, breathing rate and volume, skin temperature, blood oxygen saturation, and physical activity levels.Over the next few days, @Astro_DavidS will finish setting up Bio-Monitor, a smart shirt system designed to track astronauts’ vital signs in space: Photo: CSA/NASA.— CanadianSpaceAgency (@csa_asc) January 29, 2019Here’s how it works: The Bio-Monitor System is designed to be a comfy garment for astronauts: It has adjustable straps to place small metal sensors against the skin, so scientists can receive accurate physiological readings. Before an astronaut exercises, they can use a tablet application to choose the type of fitness they’ll engage in and track their vital signs throughout the session. Once they’re done, astronauts can disconnect the battery pack and plug it into a base, which then downloads the data to Earth via the ISS’ communications system.This Bio-Monitor system could also be used to benefit people on Earth as well: The CSA and Carré Technologies aim to use this technology to help Canadians who have limited access to medical support, work in dangerous environments, and compete in professional sports in the future.More on Armour Will Design Space Suits for Virgin GalacticAmerican Toilet on the Space Station Burst, Russian Media ReportsNASA Hopes Space Mice Can Provide Anti-Aging Treatments for Humans Stay on target SpaceX: Leaky Valve Culprit in April Crew Dragon ExplosionAstronaut Shares Stunning Van Gogh-Like View From Space Station last_img read more

5 books to read in January

first_imgAs we step in 2019, bibliophiles will have an opportunity to ring out the old and ring in the new with major literary festivals, awards and, as always, several promising offerings slated to hit the stands in January 2019. The first major title will be a posthumous release of a collection of a veteran journalist’s view of India’s political and cultural life over four decades. ‘On Leaders and Icons from Jinnah to Modi’ by Kuldip Nayar, who began his career as an Urdu reporter in the 1950s, who was arrested during the Emergency of 1975-77 and passed away in 2018, will be highly anticipated among his readers. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”In this frank and freewheeling narrative, journalist Kuldip Nayar recounts his experiences of meeting the many men and women who shaped the destiny of pre- and post-Independence India, from Mahatma Gandhi, Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, to prime ministers Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi and Narendra Modi. This ringside view of history includes an encounter with Mohammed Ali Jinnah, when Nayar was a law student in Lahore in 1945. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”Even at that young age, he was not afraid to dispute Jinnah’s two-nation theory, predicting that it would lead to an unbridgeable schism between India and its neighbour. Later, he met Abdul Qadir Khan, the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb, who initially received Nayar as a fan, but turned against him when he revealed that Pakistan had the bomb. He asked Nelson Mandela how he had survived twenty-one years in jail; Mandela’s reply was that the lights in Cape Town always impelled him to think that South Africa would roll back the darkness one day,” publisher informed. ‘We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World’ by Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, the educational campaigner from Pakistan’s Swat Valley who came to public attention by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban, is said to be an incredibly moving follow-up to her internationally bestselling memoir ‘I Am Malala’. In the book, she introduces some of the faces behind the statistics and news stories we read or hear every day about the millions of people displaced worldwide. Publisher said that Malala’s experiences travelling the world and visiting refugee camps caused her to reconsider her own displacement – first as an Internally Displaced Person when she was a young child in Pakistan, and then as an international activist who could travel anywhere in the world, except to the home she loved. ‘We Are Displaced’ not only explores her own story of adjusting to a new life while longing for home, but she also shares the personal stories of some of the incredible girls she has met on her various journeys – girls who have lost their community, relatives, and often the only world they’ve ever known. The next offering seeks to answer: How did Dawood become the undisputed king of the Mumbai underworld and who was his mentor? ‘Dawood’s Mentor: The Man Who Made India’s Biggest Don’, is a non-fiction account by India’s No. 1 crime writer and the author of several bestselling books S Hussain Zaidi. In the book, Dawood meets Khalid (Khan Bachcha) and they eventually forge an unlikely friendship. Together they defeat, crush and neutralise every mafia gang in Mumbai. Khalid lays the foundation for the D-Gang as Dawood goes on to establish a crime syndicate like no other and becomes India’s most wanted criminal. ‘Thinking Aloud: Reflections on India’ by Prasoon Joshi will also release in January. The publisher asserted that the book will allow its readers to enter into the labyrinths of the adman and lyricist’s mind. Joshi’s musings, are divided into four sections, each exploring a specific theme, and all of them tied together by a common thread. They stem from ideas he has stumbled upon whilst working on and interacting about various projects, films, forums, literature festival discussions and so forth. Creativity is considered one of the most valuable skills to possess in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. A compelling narration that combines personal anecdotes with history and neuroscience, ‘Creativity Unleashed’ by Gopi Krishnaswamy aims to help readers understand that creativity is well within their reach. Not stopping at that, this book, offers a powerful method of enhancing creativity through simple step-by-step practices of mindfulness meditations and methods.last_img read more

The Discount On The Sid Meiers Civilization VI Bundle Is Expiring In

first_img Share Tweet Submit All gaming fans must have heard about this amazing game! Sid Meier’s Civilzation is a game that is hard to resist and if you are already a fan then I have some great news for you. Wccftech is offering a great discount for a day only on the Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Bundle. The bundle includes two amazing games that will take your gaming experience to a whole new level.Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Bundle featuresThe bundle includes two games. The discount on the bundle is enormous but it will expire soon, so you better hurry up and get the deal now! Here are highlights of what you will get with each game:Sid Meier’s Civilization VI – Dare to Defy the World in This Award-Winning Strategy Game Redeem on Steam and start playing instantly See the marvels of your empire spread across the map like never before Unlock boosts that speed your civilization’s progress through history by actively exploring and developing your environment Interact with other civilizations dynamically based on where they are in their development Combine units to build more powerful defenses Cooperate and compete with your friends in a wide variety of situations all designed to be completed in a single sessionSid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall – Risks & Rewards Run Aplenty in This Award-Winning Game’s Expansion Redeem on Steam and start playing instantly Steal other cities by inspiring loyalty in rival empires Master the new governor system to bolster your cities with powerful characters Create new Enhanced Alliances to get unique ally benefits Play with 9 new leaders, 8 civilizations and more fresh content Mac OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan) and 10.12 (Sierra) Processor: Intel Core i5 (4 cores) Processor speed: 2.7 GHz 6GB RAM 15GB hard disk space Video card: ATI Radeon HD 6970, NVIDIA GeForce GT 775M, Intel Iris Pro1GB VRAMThe deal will be expiring today so get the bundle and enjoy the huge benefits.Original Price Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Bundle: $89.98Wccftech Discount Price Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Bundle: $46.99last_img read more

Up to 40 commission on select expedition cruises for limited time

first_imgUp to 40% commission on select expedition cruises, for limited time Wednesday, October 5, 2016 SYDNEY — Adventure cruise specialist Aurora Expeditions is offering 30% to 40% in commission on three of its Antarctic expedition sailings, for bookings made by Oct. 13.“Normally commission for our international agents is 20%,” says Sales Executive, Talia Schwartzman. “In the case of the higher commission … agents can keep 20% for themselves and pass on 10% to the customer as a discount or keep all 30% for their agency.  Please note that any optional activities are non-commissionable.”The bonus commission offer applies to three voyages: ‘Weddell Sea & Antarctic Explorer’ (trip code ANP114, at 30% commission); ‘Photographer’s First Light – Antarctica & South Georgia’ (trip code ASG66, at 40% commission); and ‘In Shackleton’s Footsteps’ (trip code ASG69, at 30% commission).There is still availability on each trip, however some categories have sold out. “It would be great for the agents to contact me directly with enquiries,” said Schwartzman.  The commission deal applies until the trips are sold out or the offer expires, whichever comes first.More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamAgents are asked to complete the form on this link to receive a welcome package with information on Aurora, selling tips and more: Tags: Commission Sharecenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Posted bylast_img read more

Costa Rica prepares for presidential inauguration in downtown San José

first_imgRelated posts:PHOTOS: Carlos Alvarado is sworn in as Costa Rica’s 48th president More of our favorite pics from Costa Rica’s inauguration Legislative assembly president bikes to Costa Rica’s inauguration ceremony Evangelicals make up quarter of Costa Rica’s new assembly Preparations are almost complete for tomorrow’s presidential inauguration in Costa Rica. Unlike recent inaugurations in the country’s National Stadium, tomorrow’s event will take place in the heart of the city at the open-air Plaza de la Democracia, a public space next to the National Museum in downtown San José.Carlos Alvarado – who, at 38, will become the youngest president in modern Costa Rican history tomorrow – chose the location for the ceremony, which will begin at 9 am. Alvarado, known for his love of rock music (and in particular, the Canadian band “Rush”) also chose to close his Inauguration Day with a concert that will start at 4 pm at the Plaza de la Democracia and feature groups from around the country including Malpaís and Masterkey.Alvarado will travel to the ceremony from the Museum of Costa Rican Art in La Sabana Park in a hydrogen-powered bus designed by Ad Astra Rocket Company, founded by Costa Rican-U.S. astronaut Franklin Chang.While May 8 is not a national holiday, josefinos should plan as if it were one: the government has given the day off to all its employees for the occasion, and some private businesses have followed suit because downtown streets will be shut down. Call ahead before attempting, well, much of anything in the capital, and avoid travel to the city center.As always, stay tuned to for the latest tomorrow. Facebook Commentscenter_img President ‘Carlitos’ and Costa Rica’s generational shiftlast_img read more

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For Ruby, nepotism and blatant disregard to some sections of the country’s constitution.

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Margery Chuba-Okadigbo, remained the candidate and winner of the Anambra North senatorial seat. with pace on the flanks being conspicuous by its absence. exciting times for Everton Football Club. I want to emphasize that our operations remain focused on four lines of effort: command and control.

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