Correction to July 7 story about Jamieson Wellness

TORONTO — In a story published July 7, The Canadian Press reported that Jamieson Wellness had a revenue target of $390 million for this year, with expectations of $410 million in 2021, according to regulatory filings. In fact, the company’s revenue target for this year is between $303 million and $310 million and it expects it to be between $390 million and $410 million in 2021, based on its regulatory filings.

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Ohio State field hockey prepares for No 5 Syracuse

Then-sophomore forward Peanut Johnson advances the ball during a match against Louisville Oct. 1, 2013 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 6-3.Credit: Lantern file photoA team of new talent is about to head to the field for its first test.The Ohio State field hockey team is set to begin its season Friday at 3 p.m. at Buckeye Varsity Field against fifth-ranked Syracuse with 12 freshmen and one sophomore transfer on a team that finished 6-13 in 2013.OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said she believes the fresh faces can help improve the program.“It’s a challenge I like to have,” said Wilkinson, who is entering her 19th season at OSU. “They came in with some strong fitness and they’re really working hard to fit into our system.”Wilkinson said she asked a lot of her upperclassman to help bring their new teammates up to speed on the college game.Team co-captain and senior midfielder Kaitlyn Wagner said the upperclassmen have all taken on leadership roles off the field to make sure they come together as a cohesive group.“Me and (junior back Emma Royce), my other captain, we were voted in hopefully because of our knowledge on the field and that’s what we want to focus on,” Wagner said. “Everything else we have (are) leadership roles. Taking care of freshmen, go to rides, making sure they have all their travel gear, making sure everyone’s in check and learning the way of OSU field hockey.”The Buckeyes face a Syracuse team Friday that went 16-4 in 2013, finishing No. 2 in the final National Field Hockey Coaches Association Poll.Wagner, who has started 59 consecutive games in her OSU career, said she believes Syracuse’s best trait is its ability to problem-solve. She said she’s looking at Friday’s showdown from a defensive mindset.“Syracuse has some quick forwards,” she said. “Our game plan would probably be to isolate their forwards and block their center mid from doing any receiving or distribution.”Six starters return this year, including OSU’s leading scorer last season — junior forward Peanut Johnson,a native of Dayton.Johnson said the key to taking down an opponent like Syracuse is moving on the field as a unit.“We all have to move together. We can’t just have one person trying to do it because they’ll cut us up,” Johnson said. “We’re all trying to get on the same page.”Wagner said she and her teammates are trying to improve daily and the ultimate goal for the season is to win.“I want to see everyone involved and everyone enjoy it, and through enjoying it comes winning,” Wagner said.Wilkinson reiterated that sentiment and said the team can do whatever it puts its mind to.“We had a couple rough spells last year where things just didn’t go our way,” Wilkinson said. “But I think this year this team worked really hard through the winter and the spring and they’re determined.”After the game against the Orange, OSU is set to head to Albany, N.Y., to play the University at Albany on Monday at 1 p.m. read more

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Apple picks its favorite apps of 2011

first_imgIt’s time for Apple to unveil its picks for the best of 2011. Every year the company not only releases its top sellers, but also its favorite digital content from the year. If Apple was Hollywood, this would be its Oscars.Let’s look at Cupertino’s top picks:iPhone App of the YearThe retro photo sharing app Instagram took Apple’s top prize. It’s essentially the first successful social network to reside exclusively on iOS; it’s no wonder Apple is so happy about Instagram.Music video mashup creator VidRhythm and indie music discovery app Band of the Day were named runners-up.iPad App of the YearApple likes photo apps this year. Snapseed, an image editing and sharing app, got the nod for iPad.The first runner-up was scratching app djay. Apple demonstrated interest outside of photos and music with Jamie’s Recipes: the Jamie Oliver cooking app was also runner-up.iPhone Game of the YearThe building developer sim Tiny Tower took top prize for iPhone GotY. Tiny Wings and finger-biking game Touchgrind BMX were honorable mentions.iPad Game of the YearEA’s Dead Space for iPad was named iPad GotY. The mobile version of the sci-fi/horror franchise delivers one of the most console-like experiences on the iPad.Chillingo’s puzzler Contre Jour HD was named runner-up, as well as the pixel art classic Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP.Top SellersIt’s no surprise that the top selling game in 2011 was Angry Birds. Rovio’s definitive casual game was at the top of both the iPhone and iPad charts.Following Angry Birds on the iPhone were Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds Seasons, Cut the Rope, and Tiny Wings. On the iPad, Pages, Angry Birds Seasons HD, GarageBand, and Angry Birds Rio HD filled out the list.via iTuneslast_img read more

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A place to call home this Easter

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Easter is a time when families and friends come together and remember not only the religious aspect of the holiday, but the importance of being with each other and loving one another. Differences are put aside as we crack eggs and observe one of the most significant dates on the Greek Orthodox religious calendar. However, there will be some lost souls this Easter. Newly arrived Greek migrants who have come to Australia – like the migrants of the ’50s and ’60s – in search of a better life, to escape the crisis. Many are young, students even, here to excel in their fields and leave behind a crippling youth unemployment rate. Many of these young Greeks will be alone this Easter, and even Greek Australians who have left their families interstate for work or study and settled in Melbourne. Thankfully, the owners of Philhellene’s Greek restaurant have spared a thought for those of us without our close families and friends this Easter. They have taken into consideration how hurt and alone they will be feeling at this time, and have opened the door to their home – their restaurant – to give back to the community. Every year, the owners of Philhellene’s Provincial Greek Cuisine restaurant open their doors to the Greek community to offer them a home away from home at Easter. After attending church service, the family and friends of the owners, go back to the restaurant to sing Christos Anesti, crack the eggs and dig into a hot bowl of mageritsa breaking the forty-day Easter fats. John Rerakis, one of the managers, tells Neos Kosmos, he’s heard too many sad stories from Greek migrants being here alone missing not only their family, but Hellenic culture and traditions, and this is a chance to give back to not only the community, but to the Greek heritage and culture. “We always talk about Greeks being hospitable and filoxenia but it’s time someone does it in practice,” says John. At midnight, the doors will be open to anyone needing a home away from home this Easter, to be around a new family who will comfort them just as they are their own. “Just to know someone is there for you at this time – to be around people – goes a long way,” he says. “It”s just nice old values.” These values were instilled in John from an early age by his parents. He remembers his parents generation opening up the door to Greek migrants needed a headstart in the Antipodes and John is steadfast he will do the same for his generation, and to show his children the same respect and values he was shown as a boy. As a restaurant, Philhellene’s have done their best to support Greek migrants, visitors and proudly stocking Greek produce to give back to their mother country. And the practice of opening their doors at Easter is something they have been doing for the past couple of years, to the delight of many Greeks without an ‘Easter home’ “Some people tell us they have walked into another family and will always remember Easter with us,” he says of feedback received so far by the Greek community. “These poor kids are away from home and if it weren’t for us where would they go? This is when they miss their fmaily the most and it’s refreshing to give something back to help them.” For John, it’s not about money as he doesn’t charge for the Easter feast provided, which includes the mageritsa, red eggs and tsourekia, but it’s about “the religious aspect and most importantly family and for us all to be well and healthy and happy”.last_img read more

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Une ONG veut lutter contre lempoisonnement des rapaces au RoyaumeUni

first_imgUne ONG veut lutter contre l’empoisonnement des rapaces au Royaume-UniDans son rapport Birdcrime, l’ONG environnementale britannique RSPB recense 128 cas d’empoisonnement de rapaces en 2010 au Royaume-Uni, et demande une réglementation stricte concernant certains produits toxiques, utilisés pour ces destructions illégales d’espèces protégées. Si, pour l’année 2010, la Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), une ONG ornithologique britannique, a recensé moins de cas d’empoisonnements volontaires d’oiseaux de proie que pour l’année précédente (128 en 2010, contre 153 en 2009), elle souligne néanmoins leur gravité sur le plan écologique. Outre le 1er cas connu d’empoisonnement d’un aigle royal en Irlande du Nord, le phénomène a concerné notamment 20 milans royaux, 30 buses, 2 autours, 8 faucons pèlerins, 5 aigles dorés, un pygargue à queue blanche et un épervier.À lire aussiCes 18 animaux méconnus à l’aspect étonnant pourraient disparaître avant vousEn cause, selon l’association, la législation sur les produits toxiques en vigueur en Angleterre,  au Pays de Galles et en Irlande du Nord : si la possession de produits nocifs pour la faune y est interdite depuis 2006 (plus récemment pour l’Irlande du Nord), aucune liste des substances prohibées n’accompagne les textes de loi, d’où une impossibilité de contrôles réels. La RSPB préconise ainsi un alignement sur ce qui existe en Écosse, où l’interdiction mise en place en 2005 a été assortie de la publication d’une telle liste. Ceci a permis d’obtenir 10 condamnations selon les règles, pour des infractions de ce genre.Le 11 novembre 2011 à 14:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Geek Plays Shaq Fu and E3

first_imgStay on target Geek Plays: Call of Duty Black Ops IIIIGeek Plays: Nintendo Switch Online NES Games Have you ever thought to yourself, “I sure do love reading Geek.com’s thoughts on the latest video games but is there a way I could watch them play the latest video games?” Well you’re in luck!Every Friday afternoon the charming folks here at Geek.com stream ourselves playing the newest and coolest video games live for your enjoyment, fielding audience questions and making bad jokes. You should tune in live, but if you can’t, you can now enjoy this handy archived version.This week, we’re playing Shaq Fu, let us explain. In the 1990s there was a terrible fighting game starring famous basketball man Shaquille O’Neal, because of course there was. Now Shaq Fu is back as an ironic beat ‘em up, because of course it is. Watch us play while predicting what’s going to happen at E3.Subscribe and watch Geek.com’s live Let’s Plays every Friday at 3PM EST over on Facebook and Twitch.TV!Purchase Shaq FuLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Jamaicans more receptive to Restorative Justice

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, October 11, 2017 – Kingston – Jamaicans have become more receptive and are beginning to see significant benefits from participation in the Restorative Justice Programme of the Ministry of Justice.   According to Coordinator of the Restorative Justice Unit, Kahilah Whyte, between January and July of this year, some 82 conferences were held, with 684 individuals participating in the restorative justice process. Of the 82 conferences held, 78 resulted in an agreement to resolve the conflict.Speaking on a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Issues & Answers interview, Mrs. Whyte said that restorative justice is working in Jamaica, and people “are not only receptive, they have bought in”.    She noted that a cultural shift is taking place, where persons are turning to the programme, through restorative justice centres set up islandwide, to resolve conflicts.“People are willing to change, especially when they know that the process is free.   This can lessen the stress in their lives, and it is another way to reduce the huge backlog that we are having in the court system,” Mrs. Whyte said.She credited the programme for success in communities such as August Town, which has seen significant decrease in crime, recording zero murders in 2016.“We are seeing more camaraderie, more peace, and the Restorative Justice Centre is keen to spread this peace throughout the island.    People are hungry for that, they want change. They are coming in and calling in to be a part of the process,” Mrs. Whyte said.She urged churches, workplaces and community organisations to reach out to the Restorative Justice Unit for free sessions on restorative justice practices, which will introduce participants to conflict management principles and techniques.   She further encouraged persons to become restorative justice facilitators and volunteers.    Forms are available online, at the restorative justice centres and at the Ministry.   Volunteers will be trained on the conference process, conflict resolution, and communication skills, among others.“The Minister and the Permanent Secretary are committed to the programme.   We are actively going into schools, churches, getting Justices of the Peace to come on board with us, helping persons to become facilitators and to teach each other how to manage the situations better,” she said.Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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Incredible reallife black panther images emerge from Kenya

first_img Post a comment Burrard-Lucas is the founder of Camtraptions, a company specializing in products for remote and camera trap photography, and took his images with a Camtraptions Camera Trap.In a blog post, he notes that he’d been fascinated by tales of black panthers since childhood.”For me, no animal is shrouded in more mystery, no animal more elusive, and no animal more beautiful,” he wrote. In September, he was lucky enough to spot one from a distance in India’s Kabini Forest, but seeing one in Africa eluded him until his recent Kenya trip, where he set up the camera traps.black-leopard-11-1080x720Burrard-Lucas was disappointed when this spotted leopard replaced the black cat for a time on his camera traps, saying, “I have never been annoyed at capturing a spotty leopard on camera trap before!” Courtesy Will Burrard-Lucas “Each trap is made up of a Camtraptions motion sensor, which wirelessly triggers a high quality DSLR or mirrorless camera and two or three flashes,” he says. “I leave these cameras on game paths for days or even weeks at a time in order to photograph elusive animals.” He posted behind-the-scenes video to show how it works.Steve and Annabelle Carey, owners of Kenya’s Laikipia Wilderness Camp, and their neighbor Luisa Ancilotto, helped him hone in on a path where the animal had been seen.”Black panthers are iconic creatures, and yet very few images of wild black panthers exist,” Burrard-Lucas says. “This is not just because leopards are extremely secretive and hard to see, but also because only a tiny percentage of leopards are black.”black-leopard-6-1080x720“In all the pictures I had taken, it were the leopard’s eyes that struck me first,” Burrard-Lucas said. Courtesy Will Burrard-Lucas In a statement about its video images of the same animal, the San Diego Zoo notes that the animals we call black panthers or black leopards have a gene mutation called melanism, making their coat appears completely black in the daytime. “Infrared imagery reveals the leopard’s iconic rosette patterns at night,” the zoo’s statement says.When Burrard-Lucas checked the cameras early on in his quest, he thought he’d only captured pictures of hyenas — until he reached the last camera, and saw the rare black panther appear. But on subsequent nights, that animal disappeared, and a spotted leopard was seen instead. Some reports, including one from National Geographic, suggest that the black cat could be the child of the spotted one.”The spotty male hung around for what felt like an age and I began to think that the black leopard might never return,” Burrard-Lucas said. But on the night of the full moon, it reappeared for a stunning shot.black-leopard-4-1080x790Burrard-Lucas was happy to see the black leopard/panther reappear on the night of a full moon, capturing this shot as the moon was setting behind a ridge. Courtesy Will Burrard-Lucas Burrard-Lucas notes that he is not claiming that these are the first photos of a black leopard taken in Africa. “I do however believe that they are the first high-quality camera trap photographs,” he said.Some worried that sharing the images would lead to the animal becoming a hunter’s target. Burrard-Lucas calls this a “valid concern,” but notes that trophy hunting is illegal in Kenya.”My take is that the benefits of promoting tourism far outweigh the risks and hence I have stated the location,” he said in an update to his blog post. “Tourism brings valuable revenue to these places and is often a critical source of funding for conservation efforts.”He’s still in disbelief that the black panther was ready for its close-up.”I can’t believe it really,” he says in the behind-the-scenes video. “Just the most stunning, spectacular creature I think I’ve ever photographed.” The 24 deadliest animals on Earth, ranked Tags Share your voice Black Panther the superhero has earned plenty of headlines lately, but it was his real-life counterpart making news this week. British wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas captured stills (and cameras from the San Diego Zoo captured video) of the same elusive black panther at Laikipia Wilderness Camp in Kenya.”We were recording the same individual leopard,” Burrard-Lucas told me in an email, noting that black panther and black leopard are different terms for the same animal. “(The zoo and I) weren’t aware of each other until our own separate efforts led to us capturing imagery of the same individual.”Will Burrard-Lucas photographed the animal with a Camtraptions camera trap in Laikipia Wilderness Camp in Kenya. Courtesy of Will Burrard-Lucas There were some differing reports as to whether the cat was male or female, but Burrard-Lucas says his images make that clear. It’s a boy!”I know that all my images show the same leopard and he is a young male about two years old,” he told me. “(The zoo) guessed it was a female due to the size and they didn’t have any close-up photographs of the back to know for sure. My images are high-definition (and I am) 100 percent sure the leopard in my images is a male.” 24 Photos 0 Sci-Techlast_img read more

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Apple to buy AI voice startup PullString report says

first_imgCraig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, stands onstage under a screen showing the imagery iconic to Apple’s Siri app. James Martin/CNET It seems Apple wants to get you talking. The company reportedly agreed to buy PullString, a startup that develops voice recognition apps, according to a report by Axios on Friday.The deal is worth at least $30 million, according to Axios, and could help Apple’s Siri compete with other voice-activated services on the market. PullString develops voice-enabled apps that run on the Alexa and Google Home Assistant platforms. Its software also powers Hello Barbie, the talking version of Mattel’s doll that can have conversations with children. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Comment Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Share your voice 7 2:10 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Read the AirPods review $999 The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. See it Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $520 at HP $6 at Tidal See at Amazon $999 Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $210 at Best Buy Smart Speakers & Displays Software Mobile Apps Angela Lang/CNET Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $60 at Best Buy $999 Turo Read the Rylo camera preview Sarah Tew/CNET Rylo 1 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $59 at eBay HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Apple and PullString didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Comments DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Share your voice Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners.center_img $155 at Google Express Tags Sarah Tew/CNET TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Artificial intelligence (AI),I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See It See at Turo Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Read Google Home Hub review Sarah Tew/CNET Chris Monroe/CNET The Cheapskate What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Sarah Tew/CNET Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Now playing: Watch this: An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. $999 Best Buy Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Sprint Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Boost Mobile See It DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See It $299 at Amazon Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Read DJI Osmo Action preview Tags Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Amazon I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Saying hello to Hello Barbie Apple iPhone XSlast_img read more

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Who will win Game of Thrones season 8 Cersei Lannister or Daenerys

first_imgCersei and DaenerysGame of Thrones FacebookGame of Thrones season 8 episode 4 “The Last War” will air next Sunday night and it may bring Daenerys Targaryen marching towards King’s Landing for her final battle against Cersei Lannister. Both the characters have come very far from their inception but only of them has the upper hand and now fans are wondering who will win the final battle — will it be Cersei or the Dragon Queen?In the Game of Thrones world, Cersei Lannister has proved that she can do anything to maintain her monarchy in the Westeros. She has literally burnt everyone who has come in between her and the crown. There was a time when she wanted the best for her children and even considered Jaime Lannister’s opinions. But all of her children are now dead, except the one she is currently pregnant with and after Jaime’s departure from the King’s Landing, she holds no loyalty for him.On the other hand, as long as Daenerys Targaryen remembers, she always wanted to return to the King’s Landing as a queen. Before she knew about Jon Snow’s parentage, she considered herself as the true heir to the Iron Throne. The character has come very far in the last eight years and won’t stop until she will get to sit on the throne.As of now, Cersei Lannister has her own Lannister’s army and from the Iron Company, she has managed to get a hold on to the army of the Golden Company. As per episode 2 of Game of Thrones season 8, Cersei has 20,000 men from the Golden Company, 2,000 horses. In addition to this, she has Euron Greyjoy’s Iron Fleet at her command. At the very same time, she holds the weapon which would kill Daenerys’ dragons in one single shot. Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 promo detailsGame of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)After the battle at Winterfell, Daenerys Targaryen has lost most of her Dothraki army and Unsullied. Before the great war, she had 10,000 Northerners, 10,000 Knights of the Vale, fewer than 8,000 Unsullied, and fewer than 100,000 Dothraki. After the fight, she lost most of the members of these armies. That being said, she still has her two full-grown dragons (one of whom is deeply wounded), Jaime Lannister, Brienne, The Hound, Gendry, Podrick, Samwell Tarly, Tyrion, Tormund, Sansa, Grey Worm, and others.At the same time, one should not forget that the North still has Arya Stark who can easily murder Cersei Lannister.It is actually difficult to choose between Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen but if the North actually supports the Dragon Queen, then there are chances that the Golden Company will have a terrible fate in the upcoming episodes.last_img read more

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US shale oil industry gets a major boost after largest deposit found

first_imgThe Elevation Resources drilling rig is shown at the Permian Basin drilling site in Andrews County, Texas, U.S. on May 16, 2016.ReutersThe United States Geological Survey (USGS) has discovered the largest deposit of shale oil in the United States. Located in the Permian Basin, Wolfcamp adds to the existing oil and gas resources in the local area of West Texas.Also read: Oil gains post-Christmas ahead of OPEC, non-OPEC cuts Sources have estimated this deposit to be worth $900 billion. For the oil mining industries in the area this deposit comes as good news. However, Dr Scott Tinker, director of Bureau of Geology at University of Texas at Austin, says that there could be ecological implications.”Tight-oil production from the Permian Basin has markedly increased over the past six years. This increased production has already made a significant impact and will continue to make an impact for decades to come. The Bureau of Economic Geology is in the process of assessing the economically recoverable resources and estimating the production outlook from all these formations,” he says.The magnitude of the shale oil deposit in the Permian Basin is well known. The USGS has estimated the mean number of Wolfcamp at 20 Billion Barrels’ worth. Chris Schenk, a research geologist with USGS, spoke to International Business Times, India, about the shale deposit. “We have assessed the recoverable volume of oil and gas remaining,” Schenk said, further explaining that the assessment at Wolfcamp was not a surprise as the surrounding area has been known for its vast deposits of shale oil.Dr Tinker indicated that this discovery can lead to more employment opportunities for engineers, geologists and other support staff for mining organisations working within the Permian Basin.He spoke of the oil-rich location of the Permian Basin and its surrounding areas. “The recent USGS report estimates the technically recoverable oil in the Wolfcamp formation in the Midland sub-basin in the Permian Basin. This impressive deposit represents only a portion of the Permian Basin’s shale oil (i.e., tight oil) resources. Other deposits include those in the Sprayberry, Bone Spring, and Delaware basin Wolfcamp formations. The Delaware basin is another sub-basin within the Permian Basin,” he says.The discovery in this region will have a positive impact on the economic stability of the United States in the petroleum and mining industries. Dr Tinker added, “The Permian Basin in West Texas — the most prolific oil-producing basin in the continental US — has yielded approximated 35 billion bbls of conventional oil since the 1920s. Another question might be what it means for the US economy. Perhaps the discovery will lead to more energy self-sufficiency for the US.”last_img read more

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Nandan Nilekani will bring back acche din to Infosys says Narayana Murthy

Infosys co-founder N R Narayana MurthyREUTERS/Bobby YipInfosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy on Tuesday backed Nandan Nilekani, who was recently appointed as non-executive chairman of the company, and hopes that the 62-year-old will fix corporate governance lapses prevailing in the company.Nilekani is a “stickler for corporate governance”, the Infosys co-founder told investors at a conference call hosted by Investec India.Soon after Nilekani took charge, the board was reconstituted with the stepping down of co-chairman R Seshasayee and former CEO Vishal Sikka along with two independent directors —Jeffrey Lehman and John Etchemendy. Another co-chairman Ravi Venkatesan also vacated his position but would continue on the board as independent director.”You would all agree that the rejuvenation of the board has already begun with the resignation of Mr R Seshasayee and some other board members. However, it is still a work in progress,” Murthy added.Speaking of the Panaya deal, the co-founder said he hopes that Nilekani would do the right thing with the report of investigation. Infosys had purchased the Israeli firm in 2015.Nilekani has so far declined to comment on the deal and said that the board decided that he as a non-executive chairman will get a full briefing on the investigations and “the appropriate course of action will be decided.””Like any other concerned and logical shareholder of the company, my hope was that the detailed report would contain a full rebuttal of the claims of the whistleblower that I have quoted earlier. I was also hoping that the full report would point out gaps in governance and suggest corrective actions. These are the only reasons why I asked for the full report to be disclosed,” Murthy said.”In the absence of full disclosure, it is difficult to believe that, under the previous board, ‘Infosys has continued to maintain the highest standards of corporate governance that the company is known for’.””At this critical juncture of the company, I am pleased that Mr. Nandan Nilekani has taken over as the Chairman of Infosys representing ALL shareholders. I have known Nandan for over 38 years ever since he walked into my office for a job. He is also a value-based person. I am confident that the management team and the professionals at Infosys will rally behind Nandan and bring back the glory days,” he added.To conclude the co-founder said, “I wish Nandan the best of everything in his effort to bring back Acche Din to Infosys.” read more

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Houston Health Museum Becomes an Smithsonian Affiliate

first_img Share The Health Museum Facebook pageA Houston museum has become the latest affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science will participate in hosting traveling exhibits and other collaborations with the Smithsonian.The secretary of the Smithsonian, David Shorten, says affiliations with over 200 museums around  the country is a win-win situation for his institution, as well as the local museums that become affiliates. last_img

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NHTSA Curbs Autonomous School Bus Plans in Florida

first_imgStay on target Help NASA Develop Autonomous RoversU.S. Army To Test Remote-Controlled Combat Vehicles What part of “driverless school bus transporting children” sounds like a good idea?In late August, international public transport operator Transdev announced plans to debut the world’s first autonomous school shuttle at Babcock Ranch in Florida.The 12-person electric bus—part of a pilot program to evaluate rider behavior and service demand—began offering rides to Babcock Neighborhood School students this autumn.Boasting a current top speed of 8 mph and an on-board safety attendant, the shuttle reacts 30 times faster than a human driver, according to the manufacturer.“Imagine how excited these students will be the first time that yellow school shuttle pulls up outside their house. What an incredible moment for them,” Dick Alexander, executive vice president of mobility innovation at Transdev, said in a statement.“Not only are we providing an important mobility option for these children, but what an opportunity for them to see the amazing power of science, technology, engineering, and math that help this shuttle run safely and efficiently,” he added. “The whole experience is something we hope they will never forget.”The U.S. DOT has shut down autonomous school shuttle operations (via Transdev)Well, it’s certainly one the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) won’t.The U.S. Department of Transportation agency last week issued a letter directing Transdev North America to “immediately stop” transporting children on the EZ10 Generation II driverless shuttle.“Innovation must not come at the risk of public safety,” NHTSA Deputy Administrator Heidi King said in a statement. “Using a non-compliant test vehicle to transport children is irresponsible, inappropriate, and in direct violation of the terms of Transdev’s approved test project.”NHTSA in March granted the company permission to temporarily import the autonomous shuttle for testing and a specific demonstration project—”not as a school bus,” the Administration said.Vehicles dedicated to transporting children—”a vulnerable population,” according to NHTSA—are subject to rigorous Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.Transdev’s bus was not.The firm, threatened with legal action, has since promised to “stop unapproved operations.”More autonomous coverage on Geek.com:Self-Driving Vehicle Camera Tech Inspired by Shrimp EyesActivists Want to Ban Killer Robots ‘Before It’s Too Late’Fully Autonomous Car Still Not Ready for Prime Timelast_img read more

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South Korean Government to invest 1 trillion won in artificial intelligence

first_imgSource – YonhapNews The South Korean government announced Thursday it would spend 1 trillion won by 2020 to boost the artificial intelligence industry.“Once the private companies set up the research institute, the government will provide financial support for core R&D projects,” the ministry said.The envisioned facility, tentatively named the Intelligence Information Technology Research Institute, will likely be located in Pankyo, just south of Seoul, according to Kim Yong-soo, a senior ministry official.The government hopes that it will open as early as possible but the exact timing will be decided by the participating firms, he added.Under the plan reported to President Park Geun-hye earlier in the day, the government aims to prod the civilian sector into investing 2.5 trillion won over the next five years.President Park Geun-hye presides over a government-civilian meeting on artificial intelligence at her office of Cheong Wa Dae on March 17, 2016.Artificial intelligence, or AI, has become the buzzword of South Korea since the recent set of matches between South Korea’s Go master Lee Se-dol and AlphaGo, Google’s artificial intelligence computing system.The government has come under public criticism that it’s doing little while South Korea lags behind other nations in preparing for the so-called 4th Industrial Revolution.The global artificial intelligence market was estimated at $127 billion last year, but it could reach as much as $165 billion this year.South Korea accounted for 3.2 percent of the world’s AI market, showed the country’s official data.last_img read more

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6 tips to keep your child safe during the school holidays

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Vigilance is key to protecting children over the school holidays, and greater awareness of child safety can assist in preventing injuries and accidents.Our children are currently on holiday and many of us parents are working. Some, of course, are at home.The question is: Are our kids safe when we are not around?Here are 6 essential tips to keep your kids safe during the holidays:1- Child proof your home or the place you are staying by making sure all dangerous substances and items are out of reach. Make sure all electrical wiring is safe and swimming pools are sealed off with a safety fence or safety net, preferably both.2- Always keep a close eye on your child. Don’t let them wander off on their own or be without the supervision of a responsible adult.3- Don’t leave children under the supervision of other children.4- Children who are home alone during school break need to ensure that they keep all doors locked. They need to also be told not to allow anyone to enter the property. 5- A list of important emergency contact details, such as the local SAPS or fire station, should always be kept close to your land-line phone.6- Linking to point number 3, never leave children in the care of an adult you don’t trust.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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first_img Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | April 28, 2010 Melanin Injection Protects Against Radiation Therapy Effects News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more April 28, 2010 – Infusing tiny, melanin-covered nanoparticles into patients may protect bone marrow from the harmful effects of radiation therapy, according to scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York City.The study, which is described in the current issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics, was tested on mouse models. Melanin naturally shields the skin from the damaging effects of sunlight and has been shown to protect against radiation. This technique for shielding normal cells from radiation damage could allow doctors to administer higher doses of radiation to tumors, making the treatment more effective.Ekaterina Dadachova, Ph.D., associate professor of nuclear medicine and of microbiology and immunology and the Sylvia and Robert S. Olnick faculty scholar in cancer research at Einstein, led the study. Dadachova and her colleagues focused on packaging melanin in particles so small that they would not get trapped by the lungs, liver or spleen. They created melanin nanoparticles by coating tiny (20 nanometers in diameter) silica particles with several layers of melanin pigment that they synthesized in their laboratory.The researchers found that these particles successfully lodged in bone marrow after being injected into mice. Then, in a series of experiments, they investigated whether their nanoparticles would protect the bone marrow of mice treated with two types of radiation.One group of mice was injected with nanoparticles and a second group was not. Three hours later, both groups were exposed to whole-body radiation. The levels of white cells and platelets dropped in those receiving melanin nanoparticles before radiation exposure. Ten days after irradiation, platelet levels had fallen by only 10 percent in mice that had received nanoparticles compared with a 60 percent decline in untreated mice. The levels of white blood cells and platelets returned to normal much more quickly than in the control mice.Clinical trials testing whether melanized nanoparticles might protect cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy could begin in two to three years.The paper, “Melanin-covered nanoparticles for protection of bone marrow during radiation therapy of cancer,” was published in the April 26 online issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics. Other researchers involved in the study are Ekaterina Revskaya, Ph.D., Peter Chu, B.Sc., Matthew Friedman, Joshua D. Nosanchuk, M.D., Sean Cahill, Ph.D., and Susana Frases, Ph.D., all from Einstein, and Valeria Pazo, M.D., of Jacobi Medical Center.For more information: www.redjournal.org/article/S0360-3016%2810%2900254-3/abstract FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Related Content News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more last_img read more

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RubyGems strongpassword v007 hijacked infected thread and attacker account isolated for now

first_imgLast week, a developer Tute Costa notified Ruby users that the strong_password v0.0.7 rubygem has been hijacked. The malicious actor published v0.0.7 containing the malicious code, which enabled the attacker to execute remote code in production. As of now, the thread has been tweaked and the attacker’s RubyGems account has been locked. A strong_password is an entropy-based password strength used for checking Ruby and ActiveModel. How was the strong_password v0.0.7 hijack identified? While linking line by line to each library’s changeset, Costa noticed that the strong_password has changed from 0.0.6 to 0.0.7. Although the last changes in any branch in GitHub was from 6 months ago, Costa recalled that everything was up to date. Costa then downloaded the gem from RubyGems and compared its contents with its latest copy in GitHub. He found that at the end of the lib/strong_password/strength_checker.rb version 0.0.7 there was the following message: Image Source: With a Twist Dev Costa found that a malicious actor has used an empty account, with a different name than the maintainer’s. The malicious actor has published the gem, after receiving access to the particular gem. Later, Costa forwarded this thread to the strong_password maintainer’s email in GitHub. Brian McManus, the strong_password maintainer replied, “The gem seems to have been pulled out from under me. When I login to rubygems.org I don’t seem to have ownership now. Bogus 0.0.7 release was created 6/25/2019.” How does the malicious code work? If the malicious code didn’t run before checking for the existence of the Z1 dummy constant, it injects a middleware that eval’s cookies named with an ___id suffix, only in production. It is surrounded by the empty exception handler _! function that’s defined in the hijacked gem. This opens the door to the attacker to silently execute remote codes in production. The malicious code also sends a request to a controlled domain with an HTTP header informing the infected host URLs. What is the current status of strong_password v0.0.7? Rafael França, the Ruby on Rails’ security coordinator has added asecurity@rubygems.org to the thread. Later André Arko, the founder of Ruby Together, tweaked the thread and locked the RubyGems account. McManus was later added back to the gem. Costa also notified users that he asked for a CVE identifier (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) to cve-request@mitre.org and received CVE-2019-13354. He used this CVE “to announce the potential issue in production installations to the rubysec/ruby-advisory-db project and the ruby-security-ann Google Group.” The community has been praising Tute Costa for his efforts in finding out about the hijack. A user on Hacker News states that “In light of vulnerabilities like these, I’m glad there are developers that spend time to make their apps more secure. Thus, making us all aware that issues like these are out there. Security is almost always just put off in exchange for features and security is most of the time taken for granted. It’s about time that we start taking it seriously. Kudos to you!” Many users are also skeptical about RubyGem’s security vulnerabilities. A user on Hacker News says, “There’s still a lot to learn about this incident, but most likely the RubyGems account was compromised, allowing the attacker to upload whatever they wanted. Signed releases with a web of trust would be ideal, but I doubt we’ll ever see that world. A simple and pragmatic solution would be to have the next version of bundler support the ability to only install packages published with 2 factor enabled, then the next major rails version default it to on, with plenty of advanced warning in 6.x/bundler. This still has plenty of gaps, such as an attacker being able to take over even with 2 factor, and then re-enabling it with their own keys, or RubyGems.org itself being compromised. It still represents a major upgrade in security for the entire Ruby ecosystem without causing much pain to authors and users.” Another comment reads, “Rubygem should contract an external auditor (security firm), this could go way deeper. Until they perform a thorough audit I will personally stay away from this project.” Read Next Why Ruby developers like Elixir Ruby ends support for its 2.3 series How Deliveroo migrated from Ruby to Rust without breaking productionlast_img read more

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Burundi Electoral body considering new election schedule

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Parliamentary elections are currently scheduled for Friday, while the increasingly fraught presidential poll is set for June 26.Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura, has been wracked by weeks of street protests after the ruling party nominated Nkurunziza for a third term — a decision seen by many as unconstitutional.An emergency meeting by regional leaders last weekend called on elections to be delayed by at least six weeks. But the government has rejected any postponement, saying any political vacuum in the country could lead to even more political violence.Citing insecurity, Catholic Church leaders here announced last week they had withdrawn support for the elections as scheduled. The European Union also has also suspended its election observer mission in Burundi over concerns about restrictions on the independent media, excessive use of force against demonstrators and intimidation of opposition parties and civic groups.The U.N. special envoy to Burundi, Said Djinnit, is in the capital consulting with various parties “with a view to resuming dialogue” among them, the U.N. secretary-general’s spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, told reporters Tuesday.“We remain concerned about the possible escalation of violence,” Dujarric said. Top Stories Comments   Share   Burundi, a country of 10 million people which exports mostly coffee and depends heavily on foreign aid, experienced an ethnic-based civil war from 1993 to 2003 which killed at least 250,000 people.The protests in Bujumbura, which have left 20 dead and hundreds injured, came to a head on May 13 when an army general announced a coup against the president which was defeated in 48 hours.Protesters say Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term is illegal because the constitution only allows for two five-year terms, and some protesters are vowing to stay on the streets until Nkurunziza says he will not run for re-election. Nkurunziza came to power in 2005 and won a second term in 2010. He maintains he is eligible for a third term because parliament elected him for the first term.___Associated Press writer Cara Anna at the United Nations contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top holiday drink recipes Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi’s electoral commission is considering alternative dates for national elections amid growing calls for the polls to be postponed because of political unrest, an official said Tuesday as anti-government protests returned to parts of the capital.A new electoral schedule is likely to be sent to President Pierre Nkurunziza before the end of the week, Prosper Ntahorwamiye, a spokesman for the electoral commission, told The Associated Press. He gave no details. How men can have a healthy 2019last_img read more

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