Tim Hortons cofounder Ron Joyce dies at age 88

first_imgVANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Ron Joyce, the co-founder of the Tim Hortons doughnut chain, has died at age 88.The cause of death was not immediately clear.The Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, Ont., and its namesake foundation say in a statement that Joyce’s generosity “has been felt across the country”.Joyce donated $7.5 million to support the hospital’s redevelopment and expansion.Joyce invested in the first Tim Hortons shop in Hamilton in 1964.According to the Joyce Family Foundation website, he was born in Tatamagouche, N.S., in 1930.last_img read more

FORD GOVERNMENT CUTS FUNDING TO ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL IMPACTING INDIGENOUS CULTURE FUND

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Twitter @fordnation @MichaelTibollo I ask you to immediately restore funding for the Indigenous Culture Fund at OAC. As a beneficiary of the fund, I can attest to the enormous impact that a small amount of funding had on a group of us in Ont. The Ont. gov’t has #TRC obligations. #ONpoli— Danis Goulet (@danisgoulet) December 14, 2018 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Hi Scott – yes, we’ve seen a few tweets, too. OAC’s base funding for 2018-19 was originally $69.9 million; the government is continuing to invest in OAC at the 2017-18 level of $64.9 million.— Ontario Arts Council (@ONArtsCouncil) December 13, 2018 “The government’s cut of $2.25 million to the Indigenous Culture Fund at the Ontario Arts Council is a disturbing step back from the TRC’s Calls to Action,” Andrew said in a tweet.“This and the $5 million cut to @ONArtsCouncil’s base funding is an alarming attack on arts and culture.”The Indigenous Culture Fund was set up by the previous Liberal government in 2017 with an investment of $5 million annually.The fund was part of the province’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC).“Doug Ford’s cuts will cause the layoff of Indigenous staff, immediate cuts to granting budgets, and a significant cut to arts and cultural programming,” Andrew said in a media release on Friday.READ MORE: Arts and culture tourism an economic haul for Ontario: Report“The cuts at the Ontario Arts Council come as part of Mr. Ford’s broader claw backs in Indigenous education and cultural programming and funding in Ontario, such as the cancellation of the Indigenous curriculum writing session earlier this summer. These shameful cuts impact the lives of Indigenous children, youth and elders.”The OAC currently gets around $60 million a year from the province. By 2021 that was supposed to increase to $80 million.A spokesperson for Tourism, Culture and Sport Minister Michael Tibollo said in a statement the government is reviewing the fund “to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being used responsibly and efficiently.”“Individuals who have already received grants through the ICF will not be affected during this review. The OAC currently supports Indigenous artists through a number of grant programs“Unfortunately, the previous Liberal government’s wasteful and irresponsible handling of the province’s finances has left us with a $15 billion deficit, and has forced us to make tough decisions,” Brett Weltman wrote.He said people who received grants will not be affected by the review. Weltman said there are seven grant programs available for artists through the Ontario Arts Council.“Professional artists and arts organizations play an important role in building a strong, prosperous economy while making valuable contributions to the quality-of-life in our province’s communities,” he said.“That’s why our government will continue to invest in the Ontario Arts Council at the 2017-18 level of $64.9 million.”By David Shum | Global News  — With files from Nick Westoll and The Canadian PressThe government’s cut of $2.25 million to the Indigenous Culture Fund at the Ontario Arts Council is a disturbing step back from the TRC’s Calls to Action. This and the $5 million cut to @ONArtsCouncil’s base funding is an alarming attack on arts and culture. #onpoli #Culture https://t.co/4mRfTm3qVZ— Dr. Jill Andrew (@JILLSLASTWORD) December 14, 2018 The Ontario government has slashed base funding to the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) by $5 million, as well as more than $2 million to the Indigenous Culture Fund.The agency that gives grants and services to Ontario-based artists and arts organizations said base funding for 2018-19 will drop from $69.9 million to the 2017-18 level of $64.9 million.Ontario NDP culture critic Jill Andrew said the cuts include suspending the Indigenous Culture Fund at a cost of $2.25 million, an initiative set up a year ago to support cultural activities and programming in Indigenous communities. A woman surveys the painting “Copper Thunderbird” by Norval Moreisseau on display during a media tour of the National Gallery of Canada’s Canadian and Indigenous Galleries featuring Canadian and Indigenous Art: From Time Immemorial to 1967 in Ottawa, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld) So when @fordnation cut the Indigenous Culture Fund, he hurt the Canadian economy. He is actually saying that Canadian businesses don’t matter and that he doesn’t want to see Indigenous people Independent, thriving or healthy. And perhaps that’s the point.— Christi Belcourt (@christibelcourt) December 14, 2018 Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: The Indigenous Screen Office calls on @MichaelTibollo and @fordnation to restore funding for the Indigenous Culture Fund at the OAC.This fund will help restore, preserve and foster Indigenous languages and storytelling in our communities.This is essential for reconciliation.— The Indigenous Screen Office (@screen_office) December 14, 2018 Here’s what I’m able to share so far: “The Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF) funding was $5 million and has become $2.75 million for 2018 – 2019…Ontario is reviewing the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF) to ensure taxpayer dollars are being used responsibly and efficiently to maximize— Aylan Couchie (@AylanX) December 14, 2018last_img read more

InFocus Ottawa foxes have tricked the bear PART I

first_imgPART IIAPTN National NewsThis week APTN is putting the leadership of First Nations InFocus.How can First Nations lead the way in their self-determination in the face of federal legislation governing over their jurisdiction?Joining us to talk about this is Onion Lake Cree Nation Chief Wallace Fox from Saskatoon, law professor Sarah Morales in Ottawa and Mohawk scholar Brian Rice in Winnipeg.last_img

New Law and Order Ministry

Law and Order was earlier under the Ministry of Defence. (Colombo Gazette) President Mahinda Rajapaksa has setup a new Law and Order Ministry which will function under him.Major General (Retired) Nanda Mallawarachchi, a former Chief of Staff of the army, has been appointed as the secretary of the new Ministry.

Mangala to visit Sweden at the invitation of Swedish FM

The Minister will also meet Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lovin, Speaker of the Swedish Parliament Urban Ahlin and Minister for EU Affairs and Trade, Ann Linde. With a view to broadening bilateral cooperation, Minister Samaraweera will participate in a round table discussion on the theme, “Smart Cities and Sustainable Development” and in an interactive session with leading Swedish business houses. This will include members of Business Sweden (the Swedish Trade and Investment Council), the Sri Lanka Sweden Business Council, as well as leading Swedish business companies in trade, food retail, automotive, energy and the cargo and transport sectors. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera will visit Sweden at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Margot Wallström, from 17-18 January 2017.Minister Samaraweera’s discussions with his Swedish counterpart are expected to focus on the progress of bilateral activities initiated during Minister Wallström’s visit to Sri Lanka in April 2016, and cooperation on shared interests at the United Nations and other international fora. The Minister will conclude the visit with an address to participants at a Round Table to be held at the Institute for Development and Security Policy (ISDP) in Stockholm on 18 January. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Endeavour Mining pours first gold from Ity CIL project in Côte dIvoire

first_imgEndeavour Mining Corp says it has poured first gold from the Ity CIL project in Côte d’Ivoire, ahead of schedule and under budget.The first pour yielded around 1,800 oz of gold, while some 135,160 t of ore has been processed since being first introduced into the CIL processing plant on February 20.The initial estimated budget was $412 million, with first gold pour coming four months ahead of the previous schedule.Endeavour said commercial production was expected to be declared early in the June quarter with performance trial testing soon to commence, as the crushing, milling and CIL circuits have quickly attained a stable nameplate capacity of 4 Mt/y.Following the performance tests already conducted, Endeavour launched optimisation and de-bottlenecking work which is expected to increase the plant nameplate capacity by 1 Mt/y to 5 Mt/y, at a minimal cost of $10-15 million.The volumetric upsize work mainly comprises an upgrade in pipes and pumps, and a second 50-t oxygen plant with no additional mining fleet required. “These plant upgrades are expected to be completed during scheduled plant maintenance shut-downs throughout the next six months,” the company said.Sébastien de Montessus, President and CEO, said: “As we approach commercial production, I would like to acknowledge the hard work of our in-house construction team for successfully delivering the Ity CIL project ahead of schedule and under-budget, with an exceptional safety record of over 8.5 million hours without a lost time injury.“This first gold pour and the remarkably quick ramp-up period is a transformational event for Endeavour as the Ity CIL project will quickly contribute to group’s cash generation potential.“Given its current 15-year mine life and strong exploration potential, our ability to increase the plant size by 1 Mt/y to 5 Mt/y for minimal additional capex represents a very compelling investment and is in line with our focus on capital allocation efficiency and return on capital employed criteria. With this upgrade, Ity has the potential to produce circa 300,000 oz of gold per annum at a low all-in sustaining cost (AISC).”The Ity CIL project capex spend is tracking under-budget compared to the initial guidance of $412 million.“As construction is tracking ahead of schedule and below budget, Endeavour decided to conduct additional works such as the construction of a fuel farm, building exploration facilities, and an additional $7 million of crop compensation and resettlement related to prospective exploration grounds,” Endeavour said. “Due to these additional works, and the $10-15 million required for the above-stated plant upgrade to 5 Mt/y, the total project capex spend is expected to amount to circa-$420 million.”An $11 million exploration programme totalling around 71,000 m of drilling has been planned for 2019, with the aim of delineating additional resources at the Le Plaque target, and testing other targets such as Floleu, Daapleu SW and Samuel.As previously guided, Ity is expected to produce 160,000-200,000 oz in 2019 at an AISC of $525-590/oz, with the bottom-end of production guidance corresponding to the 4 Mt/y nameplate capacity while the top-end factors in upsides such as an earlier start date, an expedited ramp-up and the plant producing above its nameplate.last_img read more

After Middle Europe derby Michal Jurecki Cleverly is a Hero

← Previous Story Men’s EHF CL (Round 8): No winner in Balkan derby – Atletico Madrid a Group Winner Next Story → Women’s CWC 1/8 Final: Konkoly’s bad start, Zajecar goes to 1/4 Final! Polish Vive Targi Kielce made a seriuos step to the TOP 16 of the Velux EHF Champions League. One of the heroes in the win against MKB Veszprem 24:21, best scorer, Michal Jurecki (9) praised the whole team, but the special place had Danish goalkeeper, Marcus Cleverly:– We played well in defense, Marcus took a few balls and Veszprem doesn’t answer. We felt the support of our fans all the time and it also allowed us to maintain contact with the rival.Vive Targi coach, Bogdan Wenta was also happy:– It was a great game in a great atmosphere with our impressive goalkeeper Marcus Cleverly. The match was balanced and the luckier team took the victory.Mariusz Jurasik was extremely tired and happy:– Our 5-1 defense resulted that Veszprem had no idea of ​​the attack and was lost. You can not have objections to the defense of Veszprem, conceding 24 goals. We also had goalkeeper Marcus. In my opinion, today was something like 50% efficiency. We could not disappoint him, we had to win… Bogdan WentaMarcus CleverlyMichal JureckiMKB VeszpremVive Targi Kielce read more

HC Tatran Presov win the 18th trophy of Slovakian Cup

← Previous Story CZECH TROUBLES: Horak and Sklenak won’t play against Serbia for Qatar 2015! Next Story → PULOSTYLE: Kristopans holds the trophy like Igropulo! handballSporta hlohovectatran presocvTatran Presov HC Tatran Presov win Slovakian Cup by beating Sporta Hlohovec 32:21 (15:7) in the second match of the final. SEHA F4 team had -6 from the first match (29:35) in Hlohovec to overcome and with quality performance of goalkeeper Svetislav Verkic, Slovakian champions did it. This is 18th trophy for Tatran, 10th in the last 11 years…Tatran Prešov – HC Sporta Hlohovec 32:21 (15:7)Tatran: Krupa, Verkič – Rábek 8/2, Hrstka 3, D. Krok, Krištopans 4, Sadovij, Radčenko 1, Tumidalský 1, T. Urban 4, Číp, Guzy, Pejovič 3, Krzysztofik 1, Antl 5/1, Petro 2Sporta: Kašťák, Žernovič – Mazur 1, Kožík, Laho, M. Baláž 2, Miženko 2, Ľ. Ďuriš 3, Petrov 3, Ivanov, S. Mažár 4, F. Zaťko 2, Dudáš 3, Majbík 1 read more

EHF Cup 14 finals Fuchse Berlin against RK Nexe for the Final4

← Previous Story SEHA FINAL4: 50% tickets sold, buy them online! Next Story → Ondrej Zdrahala signs for Orlen Wisla Plock The German Fuchse Berlin will play against RK Nexe Nasice at EHF Cup quarter-final. SC Magdeburg will host the tournament on May 19-20 for which will battle six teams.The French Saint Raphael will be the host of the first clash with Fraikin Granollers, while the second French team Chambery Savoie will play against Frisch Auf Goppingen.Matches will be played on April 21-22 and seven days later. read more

Greek trade worth 191 million

first_imgTrade between Australia and Greece remained at low levels last year, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The ABS reports that during the financial year 2010-2011, Greece exported goods worth $151 million to Australia, with the main items being vegetables – prepared and preserved ($27m), medicines ($20m), aluminium ($18m) and cheese ($13m). In the most recent DFAT fact sheet for Greece, compiled using data from the ABS and the IMF, exports from Australia to Greece during the same period totalled $40m and included medicaments ($6m) waste and scrap ($2m), hides and skins ($2m) and paints ($1m). 56 per cent of Australian exports to Greece were deemed confidential. In 2010, Australia’s combined investments in Greece totalled $142 million. Greece’s top three export destinations in 2010 were France, Belgium, and the Russian Federation, representing over 50 per cent of all Greek exports. Australia came in 35th place, accounting for 0.1 per cent. Meanwhile, trade in services between Greece and Australia is almost double that of goods. Putting all other figures in the shade, during the same period Greece earned more than $340m from providing travel services to Australians, reinforcing the centrality of tourism to Greece’s economic relationship with Australia. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Greece issues fines of 170 million euros in April for tax evasion

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Greek Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) said that it has issued fines in excess of 170 million euros and conducted 1,270 inspections in April and during the early-May runup to Greek Orthodox Easter.SDOE inspectors found that 25.6 percent of businesses and individuals whose books were checked for tax infringements were found to be in violation.The service imposed fines worth a total of 170,492,268 for infringements related to tax dodging, with one of the most outstanding cases being that of an ear, nose and throat doctor who was issued with a fine of 3,930,384 euros over income declaration discrepancies in the period between 2007-2010.Ten businesses in advertising, wholesale, metal works and construction were fined an additional total of 16 million euros for issuing bogus invoices, while another 2.1 million euros was levied against six individuals who were found to have made false claims on their provenance of wealth declarations, known as “pothen esches.”Source: Kathimerini.last_img read more

Hundreds of students meet at Mission Beach to pick up trash

first_imgHundreds of students meet at Mission Beach to pick up trash KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 7:00 PM Posted: May 24, 2018 It was far from the average beach day for nearly 700 local students.Together with volunteers, they showed up to Mission Beach to help pick up trash. Nearly 400 pounds of trash was collected.The event is coordinated by “I Love a Clean San Diego” to celebrate “Kids Ocean Day.” center_img May 24, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Officials in Southeastern Virginia Confront Impact of SeaLevel Rise on Local Bases

first_imgA joint land use study now under way for Norfolk and Virginia Beach is considering options for mitigating the impact of sea-level rise and recurrent flooding on Naval Station Norfolk and three other installations. Because the study’s scope is not limited to the issue of incompatible development, many of its recommendations will be construction projects rather than changing land use regulations, Ben McFarlane, senior regional planner for the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, told the Virginian-Pilot. “Obviously those cost a lot of money, so the implementation of them will be more time-consuming, expensive and difficult.”The study comes as Hampton Roads works to address the most evident consequences of climate change before the future any of the region’s military bases is called into question during a BRAC round. “There is no message from on high saying, ‘You will do this or you will lose a base,’” said McFarlane, the study’s project manager. “But we know this is an issue and … we’d like to forestall that if we can,” he said.Local officials already have taken a variety of actions to tackle the problem, including raising roadways and bridge heights, adjusting zoning laws and altering placement of utility infrastructure, said Craig Quigley, executive director of the Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance.  “It’s an issue we must deal with, and I’m confident we will,” Quigley said.Photo courtesy of Virginia Wasserberg Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Mercedes Volvo Tesla lead in rolling out auto emergency braking

first_img 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: A plug-in SUV that lacks appeal 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e gains plug-in power, not much efficiency 54 Photos More From Roadshow 2019 Audi Q3 second drive: More for the masses Post a comment Automakers are making good progress toward a voluntary goal of including automatic emergency braking on new cars, but some companies are doing better than others. That’s the conclusion of an update from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released Wednesday, which found that Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Tesla now sell the highest percentage of new cars equipped with AEB.Enlarge ImageMercedes had among the highest penetration of AEB on its new cars, IIHS said. Mercedes-Benz A total of 20 automakers, accounting for roughly 99 percent of all US-market new cars, agreed to equip every new passenger car with AEB, also known as precollision braking, by September 1, 2022. It’s a voluntary commitment, but one with huge potential benefits: IIHS estimates that by 2025, this effort will prevent 28,000 crashes and 12,000 injuries on US roads.In the latest report, IIHS says that about half of all cars made by the 20 manufacturers between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018 were equipped with AEB. That’s up from “less than a third” of cars a year prior.By percentages, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Tesla all exceeded 93-percent penetration of AEB on new models, IIHS says, with Tesla actually at a full 100 percent. In terms of raw volume, on the other hand, Toyota led with 2.2 million of 2.5 million vehicles (90 percent) built with AEB. Nissan was close behind, with 1.1 million vehicles (78 percent) so equipped, and Honda was in third place by volume at 980,000 cars, or 61 percent of volume.However, there’s still a way to go. Ford, Mitsubishi and Porsche reported that fewer than 10 percent of their vehicles were equipped with AEB during the time period, and Jaguar Land Rover didn’t report that any models were.IIHS also looks at which carmakers included AEB as standard equipment on their models, finding that, for 13 of the 20 automakers, AEB is standard “on all trim levels on at least half of their 2019 models.” Notable exceptions, per IIHS, include General Motors, FCA and Mitsubishi, all of which reported having zero percent of new 2019 models equipped with AEB as standard. 2019 Honda CR-V review: Still one of the best small SUVs around 0 Mercedes-Benz Tesla Volvo Tags Car Industry Share your voicelast_img read more

DCs Peoples Counsel Appeals ExelonPepco Merger Decision

first_imgSandra Mattavous-Frye, the District’s People’s Counsel, has filed an appeal against the D.C. Public Service Commission’s approval of the Exelon-Pepco merger. (Twitter Photo)The Office of the People’s Counsel recently filed an appeal against the District of Columbia Public Service Commission’s decision on the Exelon-Pepco merger because it is uncomfortable with the process the commission used to approve it.  On Aug. 12, Sandra Mattavous-Frye, the People’s Counsel of the District of Columbia (OPC), filed a Petition for Review requesting the District of Columbia Court of Appeals examine the commission’s June 17 order approving the Exelon-Pepco merger.“OPC is appealing the [commission’s] order because it has a number of procedural weaknesses that must be addressed by the D.C. Court of Appeals,” Mattavous-Frye said. “Judicial review is critical not only because the decision impacts this case, but all cases going forward in terms of the process and procedures the commission uses in making its decisions. It concerns the amount of process, or lack thereof, afforded to all parties; and the manner in which the settlements are decided.”The commission approved the $6.8 billion Exelon-Pepco merger on March 23 despite reservations from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine (D), Matavous-Frye, a number of D.C. Council members, and the majority of advisory neighborhood commissioners.In the approval, Exelon agreed to a one-time rate credit for customers, a community benefits package that includes credits and assistance for low-income and elderly residents as well as grants to non-profit organizations, an Exelon office in the District and an investment in the city’s solar and other alternative energy programs.On June 30, Pepco requested the commission grant a rate increase of 5.25 percent to most District customers, a move that upset merger opponents such as advisory neighborhood commission chairman Andy Litsky in Ward 6.Pepco officials said the increase was necessary to pay for increased costs of business operations and that it was the first increase requested in three years. “My staunch commitment from the beginning of this case to today – to ensure that District consumers receive maximum benefits from the merger – dictates that OPC exhaust all reasonable remedies and not let bygones be bygones,” Matavous-Frye said in her appeal. “At the same time, the OPC will actively litigate and oppose Pepco’s $85 million increase request.”Outcomes from the appeal process could include a court of appeals order to the commission to modify the merger agreement while allowing the merger to stand or to reject the merger outright. If the appeals court rejects the merger, all of the activities of Exelon-Pepco could come to a standstill.“The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia upheld its March 23 order approving the merger of Exelon and Pepco, affirming its decision that the merger is in the public interest,” according to a statement Vincent Morris, communications director for Pepco, sent to the AFRO on Aug. 15. ”In so doing, the commission found that the procedure it employed in reaching its decision was proper and afforded the parties the opportunity to present their views, and that the decision was based on substantial evidence in the record.  Since the merger was completed, the two companies have worked to integrate their operations in a way that creates efficiencies and provides a range of benefits to our valued customers.”last_img read more

AFRO Launches Love Book at Clean Block Anniversary

first_imgBy Rev. Dorothy S. Boulware, Special to the AFROFormer Clean Blockers and guests who gather, Aug. 13, at the Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore, Md., to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the country’s oldest environmental programs will also get the first peek at the long-awaited, much-teased, “The Thing I Love About Baltimore,”  The writers, who were thrilled to donate their skills and ideas to AFRO Charities, couldn’t wait to tell the world about their love for Baltimore.U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, who contributed the foreword and is also the speaker for the celebration, heartily endorses the work and the idea of focusing on the positives of our city, while working just as hard to meet the challenges it faces to make it the city we all want it to be.“I applaud the AFRO’s decision to celebrate its own anniversary by encouraging the people of our city to express their pride of community,” Cummings said in the book’s foreword. “True to its tradition of lifting up our people, the AFRO saw the importance of our sharing with each other – and the world – all that is noble and good about Baltimore: why we love our hometown with such passion.”This archive photo of an AFRO Clean Block Campaign illustrates the pride and dignity of Baltimore. Congressman Elijah Cummings has been a champion for the city and her people his entire career in public service. Amid recent racist attacks by the 45th president of the United States, Cummings continues to lead and serve with integrity. He is the keynote speaker for the 85th anniversary of AFRO Clean Block, the nation’s oldest environmental program. Visit www. afroevents.net/tickets for more information about how to be a part of this momentous celebration.For the AFRO, “The Thing I Love About Baltimore” project is a first of its kind, but not really new. Since its founding over 127 years ago, the AFRO has told its neighbors’ stories, detailed economic and political struggles, and proclaimed the milestones accomplishments of its readers. It has always positioned itself as a friend, an advocate and a forthteller for Baltimore.The authors collectively took on this mission and handled it with their own unique gifts and expertise.The Winslow Dynasty, as Dontae and Mashica along with their two sons are known, examined the city through their artistic kaleidoscope.“We love that Baltimore produced greatness that has influenced the world through the excellence of: Eubie Blake, Cal Ripkin, Billie Holiday, Edgar Allan Poe, Reginald F. Lewis, Thurgood Marshall, Billy Murphy, Gary Thomas and Dennis Chambers,” they wrote. “Although Cab Calloway was born in New York, he made his indelible impact on the world of culture and music growing up in Baltimore.”Baltimore’s self-proclaimed “Indie Mom of Comedy” MESHELLE. (Courtesy Photo)Baltimore’s self-proclaimed “Indie Mom of Comedy” MESHELLE continued the artistic expression on the funny side.“As a kid in Park Heights, I knew the Preakness was something special, but I had no clue it was an international phenomenon, a jewel in the Triple Crown,” said MESHELLE. “All I knew was that a ton of fancy dressed “White folks” would pay top dollar to park in our back yard on Belvedere Avenue, directly across from Pimlico Race Track.”And who doesn’t love and respect the power couple, Ralph and Dana Moore, who live in the “Painted Ladies” on Guilford Avenue. They wrote about a few of their favorite restaurants but focused on the universal love they experience along with the delicious food.Larry Young, award-winning radio talk show host on WOLB at Urban One, wrote his chapter as a travel journal for a prospective visitor – projecting a whirlwind weekend trying to fit in everything that is wonderful about the city and its landmarks.Jazz singer, teacher, philanthropist Brenda Alford said, “The soul of my beloved Baltimore thrives through joy and pain, through boom and bust, through riot, rage and renaissance. This is what I love about Baltimore.”It’s what we all love about BaltimoreContact Diane Hocker at 410-554-8243 to secure tickets (discounted for former Clean Blockers) for the 6 p.m., August 13 event, as long as they last. The $20 book, “The Thing I Love About Baltimore,” that can be purchased at the Clean Block event is currently available for purchase through CashApp at $DorothyBoulware. It is also available after August 13 at the front desk of the AFRO office. Call Wanda at 410-554-8200 for more information. Autographed copies will be sent as soon as possible.last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Interventional Radiology | February 20, 2019 FDA Clears Ion Endoluminal Lung Biopsy System The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Ion endoluminal system from Intuitive Surgical Inc. to enable… read more News | Prostate Cancer | September 19, 2018 Exact Imaging Partners to Improve Prostate Cancer Detection With Artificial Intelligence Exact Imaging, makers of the ExactVu micro-ultrasound platform, has partnered with U.K.-based Cambridge Consultants to… read more Videos | Radiation Oncology | November 07, 2018 VIDEO: Use of Liquid Biopsies to Assess Radiotherapy Response Aadel Chaudhuri, M.D., assistan read more News | Breast Biopsy Systems | January 17, 2019 Novel Technique May Significantly Reduce Breast Biopsies A novel technique that uses mammography to determine the biological tissue composition of a tumor could help reduce… read more News | Prostate Cancer | February 12, 2019 Micro-Ultrasound and Artificial Intelligence Combining to Detect Prostate Cancer Cambridge Consultants has partnered with Exact Imaging, makers of the ExactVu micro-ultrasound platform, as the two… read more Technology | July 08, 2008 Core Biopsy Unit Designed to Reduce Delays Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:36Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. The Core Vision is a digital specimen radiography system for stereotactic core biopsy procedures, designed to eliminate delays and waiting to verify core samples. In one touch of the button, a biopsy procedure is confirmed. Optimized for detecting fine microcalcifications, the compact and shielded unit can be located in the procedure area. The acquired DICOM images can be instantly sent to multiple destinations over an existing PACS network. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Ultrasound Imaging | August 10, 2018 Exact Imaging Becomes UroGPO Imaging Partner Exact Imaging announced that it has become a UroGPO Imaging Partner, joining the North American urology-specific group… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | October 03, 2018 Leica Biosystems Launches MammoPort Specimen Containment and Transport System Leica Biosystems announced the U.S. launch of MammoPort, the first integrated specimen containment and transport system… read more News | Radiation Oncology | October 30, 2018 Biomarker Blood Test Accurately Confirms Remission in HPV-associated Oral Cancer October 30, 2018 — A highly sensitive blood test that detects minute traces of cancer-specific DNA has been shown to read more Biomarker blood test accurately confirms remission in non-smoker with HPV-associated oral cancer. News | Biopsy Systems | March 29, 2019 Dune Medical Launches First-in-Man Trial for Smart Biopsy Device Dune Medical Devices has just completed the first in-man cases for Smart Biopsy, its percutaneous soft tissue biopsy… read more Technology | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | June 19, 2018 EDAP Announces FDA Clearance for Focal One HIFU Prostate Ablation System EDAP TMS SA has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Focal One device for… read more Related Contentlast_img read more

AIME 2014 kicks off in abundance

first_img3,800 delegates from around the world have descended upon Melbourne for the 22nd annual Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), which kicked off today at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. As the core of Business Events Week 2014, where more than 60 business events will take place in Melbourne until 21 February, AIME will offer exhibitors the opportunity to share in more than AUD $250 million worth of business through meetings. “AIME is the leading event in the Asia-Pacific region for the meetings, incentives and exhibitions industry and the perfect vehicle to illustrate the contribution of business events to Australia’s economy, knowledge sector and tourism industry,” Melbourne Convention Bureau chief executive officer Karen Bolinger said. Furthermore, attendees will have plenty of opportunity to see and experience the latest event technologies, thanks to the Sabre Pacific sponsored Innovation Zone where leading event technology companies will showcase their newest product developments. “We have seen an increase in the number of hosted buyers and visitors that will be attending the show this year, and with 54 per cent of hosted buyers attending for the first time, Exhibitors have greater opportunities to place business with new contacts and companies,” Reed Travel Exhibitions director for AIME, Jacqui Timmins said.center_img This year, the popular AIME Knowledge education program has been expanded to include 17 seminars focusing on a diverse range of topics, from creativity and innovation, to leadership and communication, presented by some of the world’s leading educators, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and researchers. Buyers, sellers and media from 29 countries, will be exposed to two days jam packed with business meetings, new technology showcases, networking sessions and professional development sessions, featuring some of the world’s most well respected and inspirational speakers, including co-creator of Earth Hour Todd Sampson. Source = ETB News: L.B.last_img read more

Hottest HPI Cities in the Country

first_img Share Black Knight california Home Price Index s Seattle texas 2017-06-26 Staff Writer June 26, 2017 565 Views Hottest HPI Cities in the Countrycenter_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Headlines, News Black Knight Financial Services released its Home Price Index (HPI) report for April 2017 on Monday, which showed the national-level HPI at a record high of $275,000, an increase of 3.6 percent since the beginning of the year. Month-over-month change amounted to 1.2 percent and the year-over-year change was 6.0 percent.That wasn’t the only record set in the April report—9 out of twenty reported states hit new peaks, and nearly half of the 40 reported metros hit new highs, including Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; Charlotte, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Houston, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; Los Angeles, California; Nashville, Tennessee; Portland, Oregon; San Antonio, Texas; San Diego, San Fransisco, and San Jose, California; and Seattle, Washington. The only city which did not record any growth was Tuscaloosa, Alabama. That April marks the 5th straight month of depreciating home value, which fell 5.1 percent. Washington State continues to have a booming housing market for a third month in a row, beating out all other states and serving as the home to 5 of the nations top 10 performing metros. The Seattle metro in particular recorded record-setting growth—home prices saw a gain of 8.4 percent since the beginning of the year and 2.3 percent appreciation since a month prior. Year-over-year Seattle’s market appreciated 13.6 percent. California boasted the highest average HPI at $505,000. Similarly, San Jose, California had the highest HPI out of the top 40 largest metros at $978,000Dallas, Texas saw an impressive year-over-year change of 9.8 percent with a current HPI one $255,000. Portland, Oregon was close behind with a change of 9.6 percent, followed by Nashville, Tennessee with a year-over-year change of 9.3 percent. No metro reported an average HPI under $150,000. last_img read more

October of course is breast cancer awareness mon

first_imgOctober, of course, is breast cancer awareness month.And for the last few years, the National Football League has gotten involved in a big way, allowing players to wear pink football accessories on the field for all games played during the month.Millions have been affected by breast cancer, including Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who lost his mother Carol to the disease in 2003.According to Fitzgerald’s Twitter account, Nike has designed something special for the All-Pro receiver to wear this October in honor of his mom. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke The company produced pink Hyperfuse football cleats with the name ‘Carol’ emblazoned on them.During October, Fitzgerald will donate a quarter for every new follower he gets on Facebook and Twitter in addition to $5,000 for every touchdown and $1,000 for every reception. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Thx @usnikefootball 4 making these cleats in honor of my late mother Carol 4 #breastcancerawareness month &instagr.am/p/QU2pL2qzw2/— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) October 3, 2012last_img read more