Cal State San Marcos named safest college in California 13th in nation

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Cal State San Marcos named safest college in California, 13th in nation Posted: March 8, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — California State University San Marcos is the safest college campus in California and the 13th safest in the U.S. according to a recent study, the university announced Thursday.The National Council for Home Safety and Security created the rankings using data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and a campus safety survey administered by the U.S. Department of Education. Most schools with at least 10,000 students were ranked by looking at violent and property crime rates for the cities in which the schools are located and the number of law enforcement officers employed by the institution, according to CSUSM.“Keeping our students safe is the University Police Department’s No. 1 priority,” said CSUSM police Chief Scott Ybarrondo. “There are enough stresses in college life, and worrying about your safety on campus should not be one of them. We are committed to ensuring CSUSM remains one of the safest universities in the nation.”The Mormon-run Brigham Young University-Idaho topped the national list.UC Irvine came in 44th, followed by Cal State Fullerton at 59. UC San Diego was ranked 71st and San Diego State University came in at number 97. March 8, 2018last_img read more

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Universal HipHop Museum Names Chuck D Celebrity Board Chair

first_img Email Universal Hip-Hop Museum Names Chuck D Celebrity Board Chair News Twitter Facebook The South Bronx development plans to break ground in one year and is raising funds and awareness for its 2022 launchPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Dec 19, 2018 – 1:34 pm New details on the planned 2022 Universal Hip-Hop Museum in the Bronx were reported on Dec. 19, expected to break ground in Dec. 2019. Rap pioneer Chuck D was announced as chairman of the museum’s celebrity board and is expected to help lead outreach. Having raised $20 million with comprehensive plans in place, the UHHM is raising another $50 million for its launch.UHHM Chairman of the Board Kurtis Blow and director Rocky Bucano led the development effort’s plans for 50,000 square feet within a 25-floor high-rise at 69 East 149th Street in the South Bronx. Cultural ambassadors assisting UHHM include Big Daddy Kane, Fab Five Freddy, Grandmaster Flash,  LL Cool J and Rakim. UHHM Names Chuck D Celebrity Chair universal-hip-hop-museum-names-chuck-d-celebrity-board-chair “The credibility he brings to our team is mammoth,” said Kurtis Blow about Chuck D. “He also understands the importance of the UHHM and vows to let the world know via a star-studded celebrity board in the near future. Flame on!”Museum and architectural designers behind the effort include Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Mike Ford and Hamilton Anderson Associates, with backgrounds including the Motown Museum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.”Hip-hop is 45 years old now, and it’s the only cultural genre that doesn’t have its own space to preserve and celebrate its history,” said Bucano. “Cornell and Harvard have hip-hop archives; the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture is devoted to the African American experience in totality, not just hip-hop. The UHHM will be dedicated solely to hip-hop.”Hip-hop is still breaking new ground, and UHHM commemorates its beloved history while nurturing the continued growth of the genre. Check out the UHHM website for updates on the museum’s development.Universal Hip-Hop Museum To Open In New York CityRead morelast_img read more

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Hyderabad gets its first private space museum

first_imgHyderabad: Marking its golden jubilee celebrations, the Birla Science Centre opened a private space museum to the public here on Friday. Governor ESL Narasimhan inaugurated the museum on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Birla Archaeological and Cultural Research Institute. The museum is designed in such a way where the visitor can see 3D images of astronomical objects and also associate with the people worked with various space projects.last_img

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Red faces raised voices over late hitch in Foxconns Sharp deal

first_imgA late hitch to Foxconn’s takeover of Japan’s struggling Sharp Corp brought simmering distrust between the two close to boiling point, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.The two companies have eyed each other warily since Foxconn founder and billionaire Terry Gou pulled out of a planned capital tie-up and strategic partnership with Sharp in 2012.Missteps in communication last week, when Sharp’s board met and announced a decision to sell a two-thirds stake to the Taiwanese group, ratcheted up tensions, upsetting Gou and causing embarrassment at Sharp.On the eve of that board meeting, Foxconn had asked Sharp to delay voting on a deal as it had just received “new material information” from Sharp that it hadn’t seen before and needed to clarify.”It seemed Sharp simply ignored Foxconn,” said one individual familiar with Foxconn’s take on the matter.The information listed around 300 billion yen ($2.66 billion) in contingent liabilities at Sharp. The list was pulled together by working level officials at Sharp and forwarded, without top officials seeing it, to Foxconn as a goodwill gesture to make the buyer aware of worst-case scenario risks, sources said. They were not liabilities that required formal disclosure.It didn’t go down well on the Taiwan side.”They felt violated,” said a person briefed on the issue. Another person said Gou shouted at his team for not having discovered these liabilities in the first place.By late Friday, the mood had calmed and the two companies’ CEO’s met in China to clear the air, sources said. Sharp and Foxconn have now agreed to extend a deadline for the takeover talks by a week or two, reflecting the importance of a deal, estimated to be worth nearly $6 billion, to both sides.Sharp would have a much-needed financial lifeline, while Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, would get control of technology it needs to strengthen its hand with major client Apple Inc.RUNNING DEEPThe hitch revives lingering ill-will from four years ago, when Foxconn agreed to take a stake in Sharp at 550 yen a share as part of a broader partnership. Then, Sharp warned of losses, and Foxconn walked away.Sharp shares sank 74 percent over the next seven months.Gou, however, personally bought a stake in Sharp’s LCD TV panel plant in Osaka, and some at Sharp credit him with improving operations there.A turning point in the latest deal came when Gou wowed Sharp’s board, independent directors and creditors with his presentation of a takeover plan on Jan. 30, according to those briefed on the matter.”Terry’s a very convincing guy. I’ve seen him use his magic,” said a person familiar with how Gou operates.Another person familiar with Gou said: “Sharp’s blueprint, Terry is very clear about it and knows this stuff like the back of his hand.”But there were still nagging doubts in Japan.”There are some doubts whether Hon Hai will really keep its promise,” one official involved in the negotiations said on Feb. 4, when Sharp’s 13-member board decided to prioritise talks with Foxconn over a competing offer from state-backed Innovation Network Corp of Japan. INCJ had been seen as strong favourite to take over Sharp and keep Japan’s insular tech industry out of foreign hands.The next day, Gou flew his team to Sharp’s Osaka headquarters and emerged triumphantly waving a document, proclaiming Sharp had granted Foxconn preferred negotiation rights.Sharp officials said the document actually referred to Foxconn’s extension of a takeover offer for Sharp.”This made (Sharp CEO Kozo) Takahashi and other executives rethink how trustworthy Gou would be,” said one of the sources familiar with thinking in the Sharp camp.That is now in the past.”From these negotiations and from experience, Terry (Gou) has told his team time and again to be more respectful of and have more understanding of Japan’s traditions and way of doing things,” said one of the sources familiar with the thinking at Foxconn.”Through the communication of the last 2-3 days, from the top level to the team level, I hope (the cooperation) will improve,” the person said.last_img read more

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Ion trap quantum computing

first_img Explore further NIST Demonstrates Better Memory with Quantum Computer Bits This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. “Instead of moving ions around,” Stock continues, “you apply a two-ion operation between all neighboring ions at the same time. The created multipartite ‘entangled’ array of ions is a resource for quantum computing.” Actual computing is then based on measurement of ions in the array in a prescribed order and using a slightly different measurement basis for each ion. “In this scheme, it is the time required to read out information from the ions that critically determines the operational time scale of the quantum computer,” Stock says.Stock describes the measurement component as vital to this model of quantum computing. Instead of exciting the ions and getting them to emit a photon and measuring the photon, Stock and his colleague instead devised a different way in which they were able to measure the quantum bit encoded in a calcium ion. “You can use an ionization process to speed up measurement, since the electron can be extracted faster from the atom than you can get a photon out of an atom. The extracted electron is then guided onto a detector by the ion trap itself.” All of this takes place on a nanosecond time scale. “By speeding up the measurement,” Stock insists, “we can speed up the operation capability of the quantum computer.”Stock points out that this quantum computing scheme would be impractical as far as taking over common use from classical computers. “The lattice would have thousands of ions, which would need to be controlled, and carefully stored and protected. It means that the computer would be relatively large and impractical.”Uses for such a quantum computer are not limited to breaking data encryption. “This process would allow us to take problems of great complexity and still solve them on a humanly possible timescale. This could provide the key to modeling complex systems – especially perhaps in biology – that we can’t solve now. This would be a tremendous advantage over classical computing.”More information: Stock, René and James, Daniel. “Scalable, High-Speed Measurement-Based Quantum Computer Using Trapped Ions.” Physical Review Letters (2009). Available online: . Copyright 2009 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of Citation: Ion trap quantum computing (2009, May 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Stock, a post-doc at the University of Toronto, points out that ion trap quantum computing has made a lot of progress in the last 10 years. “Ions in traps have been one of most successful physical implementation of quantum computing in physical systems.” Stock believes that it is possible to use ion-trap quantum computing to create measurement-based quantum computers that could compete with classical computers for very large and complex problems – and even on smaller scale problems. His work on the subject, done with Daniel James, appears in Physical Review Letters: “Scalable, High-Speed Measurement-Based Quantum Computer Using Trapped Ions.”“One of the most important considerations in quantum computing is the fact that quantum computing scales polynomially, rather than exponentially, as classical computing does.” This polynomial scaling is what makes quantum computing so useful for breaking data encryption. In order to make data encryption more secure, one usually increases the number of bits used. “Because of the exponential scaling, breaking data encryptions quickly becomes impossible using standard classical computers or even networks of computers,” Stock explains. “The improved scaling with quantum computers could be one a biggest threads to data encryption and security.” While this sounds promising, Stock points this out that there are still problems with quantum information processing: “While scaling would be better with quantum computing, current operation of quantum information processing is too slow to even compete with classical computers on large factoring problems that take 5 months to solve.”The way ion-trap quantum computing works now – or at least is envisioned to work – requires that ions be shuttled back and forth around the trap architecture. Stock explains that this takes time. “As the complexity of problems and the size of the quantum computing to be implemented increases, the time issue becomes even more important. We wanted to figure out how we could change the time scale,” Stock explains. “We found that we could speed up the processing by using an array of trapped ions and by parallelizing entangling operations.” ( — “Right now, classical computers are faster than quantum computers,” René Stock tells “The goal of quantum computing is to eventually speed up the time scale of solving certain important problems, such as factoring and data search, so that quantum computing can not only compete with, but far outperform, classical computing on large scale problems. One of the most promising ways to possibly do this is with ion traps.”last_img read more

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From Consulate to former colony in Bengal all ready to cheer for

first_imgKolkata: When France walk out of the tunnel one last time this FIFA World Cup to take on Croatia in Sundays final, pockets of the football crazy city of Kolkata will share the common prayer with the French footballers in Moscow vying to lift the coveted trophy for the second time.At Alliance française du Bengale, affiliated to the international network of the Alliances françaises in the world, around 50 expatriates and students will come together in front of a giant screen at 8.30 pm local time to cheer for their team. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”For the final, we will screen the match at Alliance française du Bengale but only for our students, members and expats. There will also be some of the expats of other countries involved in the World Cup,” Fabrice Plançon, director of Alliance française du Bengale said.France played like a team possessed against star-studded Belgium in the semi-final on Tuesday, with centre back Samuel Umtiti netting a second-half winner.The Les Blues take on Croatia in the summit clash. The Croats came back a goal down to put it across England 2-1 in the second semi-final on Wednesday. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPAround 25-30 expats and French supporters in the city gathered at a plush city pub, ‘Someplace Else’ in south Kolkata to watch Tuesday’s riveting game. “We were in the pub with French expats from the Consulate, some French volunteers and some Indian French fans here,” Plançon said.”Thanks to our goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, we won the game I think. It was some kind of magic actions from him. After the game since it was late and we all had work the next day, we went home happy.” A day before the final comes the French national day. Plançon said it will be more special because of the football team playing in the title round. “On the French national day, an annual reception will be given by the Consulate at Novotel. We will celebrate the national day on the eve of the final, so it will be very exciting this year. The next day, let’s see what will happen,” he said.Meanwhile in Chandannagar, located 35 kilometres north of Kolkata, which was once a French colony then known as Chandernagore, the civic body has decided to beam the live telecast of the final on a giant screen on the bank of the Hooghly river. “We have planned it near Rabindra Bhavan on The Strand,” an official of Chandannagar Municipal Corporation said.Some programmes will also be organised to highlight a slice of France in the city.”The city is historically so close to France. I feel everybody should get behind the French on Sunday,” quipped Plançon. An hour’s drive from Kolkata, Chandannagar in Hooghly district was one of the first outposts of India’s colonial past, a French colony rather like Puducherry.It remained an overseas territory of France in India for different time periods stretching over 250 years since 1673. It finally became a part of the Indian union in 1952, five years after the country won independence from British rule.The town of Chandannagar still has strong French cultural links, which draw tourists from the European nation. The Chandannagar Museum and Institute (Institut de Chandernagore) possesses a rich collection of French antiques, while the Chandannagar gate constructed in 1937 on the anniversary of the Fall of Bastille, has etched on it the slogan of the French Revolution “Liberté, égalité, fraternité (Liberty, equality and fraternity)”.A French cemetery stands opposite a large lake. Another major attraction is the Sacred Heart Church that was designed by French Architect Jacques Duchatz, and inaugurated in 1884. On the day of the semi-final, the excitement of France’s qualification was palpable across Chandannagar —from Taldanga to Urdu Bazar, from The Strand to the Hospital More.”Like it is for maybe a Messi or Neymar across Kolkata, here our heroes are (Antoine) Griezmann, Kylian (Mbappe). I remember I was young in 1998 and we did not sleep the entire night,” a Chandannagar resident said.France lifted the World Cup for the first time in 1998, blanking Brazil 3-0. In 2006, they reached the final only to be beaten by Italy on penalties.last_img read more

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People Are Still Using Terrible Passwords

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » 2 min read January 20, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Imagine you have a house where you keep your valuables. The rooms contain expensive family heirlooms, wads of cash and photos from that once-in-a-lifetime trip. You always make sure to keep the house locked, and you’re the only one with a key to the place. Now, would you hide the key under a welcome mat that reads: “There’s a key under here”?Obviously, this seems foolish. Now think of that house as the Internet, and instead of heirlooms, it has your banking information and Social Security number. There are still photos, but there is also access to your work files. Your password is the key that keeps it all safe, so if you pick a password like “123456,” you’re essentially giving cybercriminals a spare key to your sensitive data.Related: For Extra Safety, You Can Now Access Gmail With a Physical KeyWe’ve told you this before, but it seems a refresher might be in order.The Internet security app company SplashData has released its latest list of the worst passwords of the year. Once again, the dubious honor of the top slot goes to the geniuses who keep “123456” as their password of choice — though “12345,” “12345678” were in the top five, also.The worst passwords aren’t simply numerical. The silver medal in this event of computer carelessness goes to whoever uses “password” as a password. That includes you, Sony Pictures.  New to the list are the words “access,” “superman,” “batman,” “master” and “michael.” You can see the full collection of 25 cybersecurity fails here, but it’d probably be more useful to check out this infographic on how to create a password that’s effective.Related: 8 of the Biggest Data Breaches Ever and How They Happened (Infographic)   Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

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Firefox extension NoScript is now available for Chrome

first_imgFirefox extension NoScript is now available for Chrome by Martin Brinkmann on April 12, 2019 in Google Chrome – Last Update: April 14, 2019 – 39 commentsThe popular Firefox security and privacy extension NoScript has been released for the Google Chrome web browser. NoScript has the sixth largest user count of all Firefox extensions at the time of writing.Note: The developer of NoScript, Giorgio Maone, labels the Chrome port as beta currently. The Chrome extension page does not list it as such, though. A stable release is planed for the end of June 2019.NoScript was a Firefox-exclusive extension for a very long time and one of the main reasons for security-conscious users to use Firefox instead of Chrome or other browsers.We published several guides in the past years to highlight NoScript functionality and promote the extension. A NoScript guide covering all major features in 2014, a beginner’s guide in 2016, and a guide for the WebExtensions version of NoScript.Third-parties made attempts to bring NoScript functionality to Chrome, the 2010 extension release NotScript tried that for instance.Mozilla paved the way for a cross-platform NoScript extension when it turned off the classic extension system in Firefox 57. The organization selected WebExtensions as the new system for Firefox which, among other things, ensured compatibility (to a degree) with Chrome extensions.Up until now, we have seen ports of Chrome extensions to Firefox for the most part. NoScript, which was launched in 2005 (just like this blog), has been turned into a cross-platform extension fourteen years after its initial release.Today’s release marks a milestone for the extension; the Firefox and Chrome versions of NoScript share a codebase and it is possible that support for other browsers may be added in the future.NoScript for Chrome works just like the Firefox WebExtension version for the most part. The extension adds an icon to the Chrome toolbar that indicates blocked content. A click displays connections and whether they are allowed or blocked.You can allow connections temporarily or permanently, and make other configuration changes in the options.There you find a list of allowed connections that you may want to go through to remove those that you don’t want to allow. Our tip to check the NoScript whitelist section on first install still holds, as you may not want to allow connections to Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and other domains owned by these companies by default.One of the main reasons for using NoScript, its XSS filter, is not available in the Chrome version right now. The main reason for that is that Chrome’s extensions engine does not support certain features that Mozilla added to Firefox when it started to work on the WebExtensions switch.Closing wordsSupport for WebExtensions in Firefox enabled compatibility with lots of Chrome extensions and options to port extensions from the browser to Firefox easily. Firefox extension ports to Chrome are rarer, but they do happen as well.NoScript becoming available for Chrome is major news, even though functionality is limited in comparison to Firefox at this point in time.Now You: Which security extensions do you use, and why?Summary12345 Author Rating4.5 based on 2 votes Software Name NoScriptSoftware Category BrowserLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

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Abused dog put down

first_imgA crossbreed dog was put to sleep the same day Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) workers spotted it in Surat Road. The AACL’s Annamarie Koen immediately stopped to help the frightened animal.The dog had lost most of its hair, looked as if it was starving and was visibly weak.They immediately took it to a vet, where the dog had to be put down due to the terrible state it was in.“How can someone be so cruel as to leave their pet in a condition like this? We all have lives, including animals, and they should be treated with the same respect as a human being,” said an upset Annamarie. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite 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 News | Flat Panel Displays | June 18, 2019 Double Black Imaging Announces Expanded Display Line and Ergonomic Workstation Solutions Double Black Imaging (DBI) and their Image Systems Division are releasing their new clinical and diagnostic display… read more News | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 08, 2019 PTW to Feature New Dosimetry Technology at AAPM 2019 At this year’s American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) show, July 14-18 in San Antonio, Texas, PTW will… read more Feature | Flat Panel Displays | April 11, 2019 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane Flat Panels to Help Enhance and Streamline Workflow The flat panel display market shows signs of maturing, however many new applications are available that can help to s read more Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 10, 2019 IBA Launches Monte Carlo Patient QA for Varian Halcyon at AAPM 2019 IBA announced the launch of the latest functionality of the SciMoCa Monte Carlo Patient QA solution at the 61st annual… read more News | Quality Assurance (QA) | April 04, 2019 Varian Halcyon Commissioned at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center With IBA’s myQA Halo IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the successful commissioning of the Varian Halcyon at the Radiation Oncology… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 09, 2019 Radcal Exhibits Accu-Gold Touch Systems at AAPM 2019 Radcal Corp. will be presenting the new Accu-Gold Touch platform, a multi-analyzer the company says is the latest in X-… read more MediCal QAWeb, by Barco, is the first online service for high-grade quality assurance (QA). The all-inclusive secured system guarantees consistent image quality and uptime of all PACS display systems throughout the facility. The system is compatible with Barco and non-Barco diagnostic and clinical displays.It provides remote, secured and HIPAA-compliant QA management. The service also permanently monitors your display systems to ensure continuous compliance with DIN 6868-57, AAPM TG18, JESRA, MQSA, IEC 62563-1 and other regional QA guidelines.Asset management tools provide a comprehensive overview of all workstations connected to the system and, when using Barco Nio or Coronis displays, the system will automatically notify the right person if an asset has been removed.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Quality Assurance (QA) | June 07, 2019 IBA Dosimetry Launches myQA iON IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the launch of myQA iON at the 2019 Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (… read more Related Contentcenter_img News | Proton Therapy | June 14, 2019 University Medical Center Groningen Performs First Automatic Log-based Proton Therapy Patient QA IBA announced the physics team of University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands has developed and… read more Technology | Flat Panel Displays | May 17, 2019 Tru-Vu Monitors Releases New Medical-Grade Touch Screen Display Tru-Vu Monitors released the new MMZBTP-21.5G-X 21.5” medical-grade touch screen monitor. It is certified to both UL… read more Technology | October 27, 2010 Secured Online Service for Quality Assurance of Medical Displays The DBI CL8MPS from Double Black Imaging The Beamscan 3-D water phantom with the Varian Halcyon radiotherapy system. Image courtesy of PTW. Photo courtesy of US Electronics News | Oncology Diagnostics | February 06, 2019 Oxford University Hospitals Employs Barco Synergi for Multi-disciplinary Cancer Conferences Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) is trialing clinical collaboration technology from Barco for its Multi-disciplinary… read morelast_img read more

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Guyana swears in new president who ended foes 23year rule

first_imgPresidential Candidate of the A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) David Granger displays his inked finger after voting at the Enterprise Primary School Georgetown Guyana, Monday, May 11, 2015. A party in power for over two decades in Guyana faced off in general elections Monday against a new coalition of opposition parties that seeks to challenge a tradition of racial politics and accuses the government of mismanagement and corruption. (AP Photo/Adrian Narine) His party has pledged to end racial divisions that long have marked politics in Guyana, a country of nearly 746,000 people who are mainly of Indian and African descent.Granger, 69, became Guyana’s eighth president since the country gained independence from Britain in 1966. He vowed to reduce high youth unemployment and violent crime as well as crack down on piracy.Guyana’s elections commission said Granger’s Partnership for National Unity-Alliance for Change Coalition won 207,200 votes. The People’s Progressive Party got 202,674 votes. Granger’s coalition will have a one-seat majority in the 65-member Parliament.The elections commission rejected a demand for a full recount from former President Donald Ramotar, who said Saturday that he would seek other measures to protest the results.Ramotar had previously suspended and dissolved Parliament to avoid a no-confidence vote, triggering early elections as his party faced accusations of corruption and mismanagement.The U.S. Embassy has called Monday’s election “free and fair” and dismissed allegations about irregularities.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories Four benefits of having a wireless security system 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — A retired army general was sworn in Saturday as Guyana’s new president after his multi-ethnic opposition coalition won the South American country’s general elections and ended a 23-year reign by the People’s Progressive Party.David Granger said that Guyana’s democracy has been fortified and that he views himself a president for all of the people as thousands of supporters clad in the party’s yellow-and-green colors cheered him outside Parliament. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

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2015 A Space Taxi Boeings space odyssey

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A Astronauts will be able to hail a space taxi from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station if the Boeing Company’s plans to launch space services from 2015 come to fruition.Earlier this year, NASA pledged USD18 million in seed money to Boeing and partner Bigelow Aerospace to develop an Apollo-style capsule that could ferry up to seven people to the final frontier, reported USA Today. This, combined with the 2011 proposed budget from the White House which sees USD500 million go to the development of private taxis and it is clear there is big money in the industry of which people want a cut, the newspaper said.Florida, Alabama, Texas and Nevada are set to compete for manufacturing rights to Boeing’s new craft although exactly where the work will be done along with how many jobs will be created is expected to be announced within three months.”We’re going through the process of deciding not only where we will do the manufacturing, but where we will do the mission operations, the training, the sustaining engineering, the program management — all aspects of the program,” Boeing Commercial Space Vice President John Elbon told the newspaper.Boeing hopes to launch four test flights in late 2013 and 2014, three of which will depart from Florida’s Space Coast. The news comes as Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo built by California’s Scaled Composites, confirmed it could see its first space trip later this year, reported space media.last_img read more

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Qantas staff to strike

first_imgTravellers flying with Qantas next week may experience flight disruptions as staff plan to walk-off the job for up to four hours over ongoing pay disputes.Organised by the Transport Workers Union of Australia (TWU), the work stoppages are set to take place on Tuesday 20 September 2011 from 5.00am and will include up to 3,800 baggage handlers, ground staff, catering, freight and other transport employees.Announcing the strike late yesterday TWU noted that industrial action will be accompanied by a range of administrative bans, which Qantas said could affect operations for up to 48 hours.With up 95 percent of staff voting in favour of the stoppages, TWU lead negotiator Scott Connolly explained that the move comes after Qantas refused to provide staff with job certainty and new terms of pay despite the carrier announcing expansion into Asia as well as achieving a 120 percent rise in profit.“The so-called ‘new spirit’ that Qantas has spent millions on advertising in the last three weeks hasn’t been on show during months of negotiations with Qantas management,” Mr Connolly explained.“TWU members in ground crews, presentation staff and catering have been seeking certainty from management about new terms of pay, conditions and job security since the old enterprise bargaining agreement expired months ago.”However, Qantas Group executive Olivia Wirth stressed that despite months of negotiations and reasonable pay suggestions put-froth by the carrier, the union’s demands would decrease the airline’s competitive edge.Currently the worker’s Group has requested a pay increase of up to five percent for each year of the agreement, one percent compulsory employer contribution for each year of the agreement as well as the same pay rate for casual and permanent Qantas staff.Ms Wirth noted the union’s willingness to accept a 12 percent lower deal with Virgin as well as a wage freeze and a lower pay scale for new starters.“The union is giving Virgin a competitive advantage over Qantas by agreeing to Virgin paying its staff significantly less than Qantas, and not imposing site rates,” she said.  “The TWU also wants to renege on a deal agreed only two years ago which saw the establishment of Qantas Ground Services (QGS) on a separate pay agreement, which enables Qantas Group employees to do work that used to go to labour hire companies.”Although the carrier has urged the union to return to the negotiation table, Qantas said it is in the process of organising a contingency plan that would minimise disruptions on both domestic and international services. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

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by The Associated Press Posted Apr 30 2018 5

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 30, 2018 5:53 pm PDT Last Updated May 1, 2018 at 1:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – A new museum exhibit opening this week in New York City will focus on the early photography work of film director Stanley Kubrick.The New York Times reports the Museum of the City of New York will showcase Kubrick’s photographs for Look magazine. Kubrick was a full-time New York-based photographer for the magazine from October 1946 through August 1950.Look was generally considered a competitor to Life magazine and focused most of its attention on American pursuits and problems. It went out of business in 1971.Kubrick died in 1999 and is best known for his work as a film director, including “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “Dr. Strangelove.”“Stanley Kubrick: Through a Different Lens ” opens on May 3 and runs through October 28.___Information from: The New York Times, Exhibit showcasing Stanley Kubrick’s photography set to openlast_img read more

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Meritocracy at heart of new teacher appointment system

first_imgBy Evie AndreouYoung graduates would have to wait between 30 and 100 years to be appointed as teachers in state schools, depending on their subject, under the current appointment system, according to an assessment report of the exam results of candidates wishing to work as educators.A report assessing the results of the teaching exams – the first ones to take place as part of the new teacher appointment system – was sent by the education ministry to MPs this week.In total, 5,020 of almost 6,000 people who registered for the exams took the tests and of those, only 1,869, some 37.2 per cent, passed. This, the ministry had said when the results were announced in late March, was proof the goal had been achieved as only the most competent would now enter the state education system.The assessment of these results, the report said, further confirms this position, as an initial analysis of the results of the exams that were held in last autumn, “demonstrates the success of the institution”. The existing appointment system is based on list seniority.Comparing the 1,826 people who passed the teaching exams and registered with the new lists for appointment candidates with the first 1,826 people on the seniority lists, the report said that the former had more academic qualifications, since 53 per cent hold a postgraduate degree, compared to 48 per cent of those on the seniority lists. The average age of those on the new lists is 32, it said, while that of the seniority lists is 40.More than 60 per cent of those who passed the exams have additional qualifications and almost 30 per cent have teaching experience, it said.  It also said that 21 per cent hold a bachelor degree with honours compared with the 11 per cent of those on the seniority lists.“The overwhelming majority of successful candidates have an excellent profile and pedigree to succeed in the role of teacher in public schools,” the report said.It also said that the results “suggest that this new system has already provided an important opportunity for several new scientists to pursue a career in public education”.“Most of them, would never have the possibility of being appointed or would be appointed at a much older age with the existing appointment system,” it said.Young graduates wishing to work as teachers in public education, “would never see appointment,” with the existing system, the report said, as the average waiting time to receive a permanent job offer in primary education is between 30 and 80 years, while in higher education – with the exception of four specialties – the average exceeds by far 100 years.“The situation is disheartening,” the report said.The new teacher appointment system, offers a greater possibility of employment in public education as one in eight – 12.5 per cent – could land a job, compared to only 1.5 per cent in the civil service.According to the report, successful candidates – especially those who received top grades and have additional qualifications and experience – have moved up on lists surpassing between 650 and 4,000 people, depending on their subject.Three candidates among the top 20 who passed the exams in philology exams, the report said, with the old system, even though they hold post graduate degrees and have teaching experience, would see appointment in 65 years. With the new system they will be appointed “immediately”, it said.The new appointment system, the report said, is expected to benefit pupils, “who are at the heart of the efforts and policies of the ministry of education and culture and is expected to contribute to improving learning outcomes, enhancing confidence of parents and guardians in public education, improve the image of the educational profession in society and in the long term, in the overall upgrading of public education”.The introduction of a new appointment system was deemed necessary to ensure that state school teachers were truly qualified to teach, something which could not be guaranteed by the old system, based on appointment according to seniority on waiting lists.Under a law passed in 2016, from September 2018 until August 31, 2027, some 50 per cent of appointments will be made from waiting lists and 50 per cent according to the new system. From September 2027, all appointments will be made based on merit.The new teacher appointment system will take into consideration each candidate’s exam results, their university degree grade, additional academic qualifications and teaching experience. You May LikeCar InsuranceThe Easiest Way To Save Money On Your Car InsuranceCar InsuranceUndoMonagiza29 Adorable Cats Sleeping In Funny PositionsMonagizaUndoBuzzFondTake a Look Inside Oprah Winfrey’s MansionBuzzFondUndo Iran’s Revolutionary Guards publish purported exchange with British warshipUndoTwo days of music to dance toUndoVerstappen wins crazy German Grand PrixUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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