Pollution elle diminue sensiblement dans le nord du pays

first_imgPollution : elle diminue sensiblement dans le nord du paysComme chaque année, la Direction régionale de l’environnement, de l’aménagement, du logement (Dreal) du Nord-Pas-de-Calais, a dévoilé le bilan des taux de pollution enregistrés dans la région. C’est une bonne nouvelle qui a été annoncée hier : la pollution a fortement diminué en 2009 par rapport à l’année 2008. Le bémol ? Cette chute a été engendrée par la crise économique.C’est une chute de 15% à 20% qui a été enregistrée en 2009 pour les rejets dans les airs et dans l’eau, comme pour la quantité de déchets. Ainsi, Arcelor Mittal, le pôle sidérurgique de Dunkerque, n’a produit en 2009 que 328.000 tonnes de déchets, contre 553.000 tonnes en 2008.À lire aussiCe corail préfère manger du plastique plutôt que de sa nourriture habituelleL’annonce doit toutefois être prise avec des pincettes. “Une telle évolution ne peut s’expliquer que par une baisse importante de l’activité”, souligne en effet Michel Pascal, le directeur régional de l’Environnement. La crise économique a frappé la région de façon importante en 2009, les entreprises ayant donc logiquement moins produit, et moins pollué.Ce n’est donc pas à l’instauration de politiques plus respectueuses de l’environnement que l’on doit cette importante diminution de la pollution dans le Nord-Pas-de-Calais, et il faut s’attendre à de moins bons résultats en 2010.Le 19 novembre 2010 à 19:31 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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The name is now simply The Historic Trust

first_imgAfter rebranding and refocusing, the organization that preserves and manages some of Vancouver’s most historic properties is now The Historic Trust.The group was formerly known as the Fort Vancouver National Trust. It has been most visible recently as the organizer of July 4 celebrations at Fort Vancouver and its renovation of Providence Academy.Mike True, president and CEO of the organization, explained Tuesday that the transition was more than a name change.“The rebranding is internal, too. We will have programs drive the organization, not property management,” True said at a reception at the Red Cross Building in the West Barracks.After the formal presentation, True explained the shift in emphasis. Efforts in Vancouver’s historic core “has been so property focused,” he said.That has meant acquisitions and construction projects, which, in turn, have required funding and generated a lot of paperwork and permitting.“As a result of our success, we’re at Stage 2 — building on that foundation,” True said.So, while renovation continues on Providence Academy, built by Mother Joseph, other partners are working on innovative programs that will introduce the pioneering nun to the community.Washington State University Vancouver is developing an “augmented reality” system that will enable visitors with mobile devices to meet historic figures.“There will be first-person encounters with characters such as Mother Joseph,” said Richard Burrows, the Trust’s director of outreach and programs. There also will be virtual tours of the building, he said.Visitors to Officers Row will encounter figures from history such as Gen. George Marshall and Ulysses Grant, but they can also hear stories from a nanny who worked for an officer’s family.last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE Facebook uses engagement surveys to highlight benefits opportunities

first_imgEmployee Benefits Live 2017: Social media organisation Facebook uses employee engagement surveys to inform strategic workforce planning decisions, and support the design of a benefits proposition that increases employee satisfaction and engagement.Addressing delegates in the opening keynote presentation of Employee Benefits Live 2017, Ross Sparkman (pictured), head of strategic workforce planning at Facebook, said: “Benefits are one of the key drivers of employee satisfaction. Benefits have a huge impact on our ability to increase the happiness of our employees, if done correctly.”Sparkman explained how a benefits strategy that is aligned to an organisation’s overall corporate aims can help to produce a satisfied and happy workforce, which, in turn, can have positive impacts on both productivity and business gains. This could include a reduction in attrition and employee mistakes, increased staff loyalty, higher profits, and improved customer satisfaction.“As I work through and develop strategies with the senior leaders across the organisation, one of the key levers that we use and that we try to understand is what do we have to do to make our workforce happier, and engage them in that,” added Sparkman.Collating industry research, Sparkman noted the difference in perception between what employees value, in terms of their benefits and working environment, compared to what they are actually offered. This presents a huge opportunity for employers to close this perception gap in order to create a benefits strategy and organisation culture that will contribute to employee happiness and engagement, therefore having a knock-on impact on organisational goals. “If we don’t have a good benefits strategy in place, we could potentially be losing our talent,” he added.He cited compensation, trust, job security, opportunities to use skills, feeling safe in the work environment, employee benefits, communications, an organisation’s financial stability, corporate culture, good leadership and the work itself as the main drivers of employee satisfaction.Sparkman also discussed the key differences in the perception of benefits between employees and their managers, with factors such as gender, marital status, education levels and age all influencing how employees view and use their benefits. Sparkman referenced research from FRACTL, which highlighted that four out of the five most popular benefits, according to employees, were related to lifestyle. For example, the ability to work flexible hours or from home, or being able to take more holiday days.“Four out of the five top benefits are work-life balance related benefits that really don’t cost that much,” he said. “[Employers] could conceivably start to develop a benefits strategy that’s not going to break the bank and is still going to be something that is highly valued, so [employers] don’t necessarily have to have a comprehensive benefits strategy as in Facebook, but to really hit these key four benefits that are important to employee.”He added that benefits that are deemed valuable by employees will differ depending on an organisation’s specific workforce demographic and industry sector, so it is important for employers to be competitive in their benefits offering. This should be continually revisited.To collect feedback on what employees view as important around benefits, employee engagement surveys as one data source, alongside tools such as focus groups, benchmarking and benefits data, said Sparkman. The questions asked in surveys should have a clear purpose to avoid survey fatigue and should be framed in order to collect the best possible data for analysis that aligns with the purpose of the survey.Larger organisations could consider targeting smaller sub-groups with its engagement surveys, centring specific surveys around gender or age, and offering incentives could also be used to encourage responses, added Sparkman.Sparkman also discussed the metrics that employers should consider when measuring the success and effectiveness of their benefits strategy. This includes looking at financial metrics, such as the costs around benefits; attrition and retention metrics that can analyse the impact benefits have, for example data around how long it takes to fill new positions; or the time it takes candidates to accept jobs at the organisation once they have an understanding of the benefits proposition; and employee satisfaction metrics.Benefits at Facebook, for example, centre around empowering employees and giving them autonomy. “It’s really important to make sure that benefits strategies align with corporate strategy,” said Sparkman. “So we talked about the importance of employee happiness and engagement, but it shouldn’t be done in a vacuum. There should be some link to corporate strategy. Our benefits strategy should be part of how we are setting the tone for our organisation culture. If you think about [an organisation] like Facebook, our benefits strategy really is a big part of what defines who we are and how we are perceived as [an organisation].”last_img read more

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Source Interlinks GrindMedia Acquires Baseball America

first_img“It’s our intent to carry on the business and not simply add depth from a strategic standpoint, but also a capability standpoint,” says Garrett. “We want to help expand what Baseball America means to the baseball audience, and to build their media properties by layering our capabilities on their team.”According to FOLIO: sister site minonline, GrindMedia’s parent company Source Interlink was one of the top five ad gainers in the group publisher category for the September to January period in 2011. Ad pages increased almost 5 percent, about 267 pages, from January to September 2010 to January to September 2011. In a move to expand its traditional sports portfolio, GrindMedia (a division of enthusiast publisher Source Interlink Media) acquires Baseball America magazine and accompanying properties. Baseball America’s original staff will remain in the magazine’s Durham, North Carolina-based offices. Baseball America produces 26 issues yearly (in print and digital), and has an average circulation of 32,300. The acquisition includes Baseball America’s book series, with titles like Prospect Handbook (which serves young amateur ball players looking to turn pro). “These properties in the printed form, and the opportunities in the digital form, will not only continue; we hope to expand them. We are also looking to deepen and expand their digital footprint, through video and other offerings,” says Garrett.Baseball America’s revenue and terms of the deal were not made available. center_img Norb Garrett, SVP group publisher with GrindMedia, says Baseball America is a strategic fit for its “sticks-and-balls” portfolio. SLAM, a basketball-focused title, is under this umbrella as well. “Our target audience is 18- to 45-year-old males. The opportunity presented itself for us to add a brand with great capability,” says Garrett.last_img read more

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The State Of Jazz In NYC With Terri Lyne Carrington Ben Allison

first_img Inside New York City’s Jazz Scene state-jazz-nyc-terri-lyne-carrington-ben-allison-more NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jun 11, 2015 – 3:51 pm Terri Lyne Carrington Wins Best Jazz Instrumental Album Twitter News Email Go beyond the household names and iconic venues to discover today’s thriving New York City jazz scene through the eyes and ears of the community’s most passionate musiciansNate HertweckGRAMMYs May 31, 2018 – 3:58 pm Tucked down a squeaky staircase on a side street in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village, Mezzrow Jazz Club is shaped like a subway car, long and narrow with some of the finest jazz musicians in town playing nightly at the far end of the room. You can feel the passing subway rumble beneath your feet as you file into the listening room for the late set. Sure, you might be knee to knee with the occasional table of tourists, but the band is having a musical conversation up there — laughing, arguing, confessing, and gossiping — all without using words.For anyone who has experienced this rush in person, there’s little question whether jazz is alive or not in New York City. But for those who have not had the opportunity, the scene might appear a bit more mysterious.”Some people think of jazz as a musical style of a bygone era. It’s so much more than that,” says bassist Ben Allison. “The hundreds of jazz musicians who live and create in NYC are part of a continuum — an intense and beautiful musical conversation that has been happening for decades and continues to this day. It’s a very vibrant art form, and it’s easy to find in NYC if you know where to look.””We adhere to our mission of supporting this music, and also supporting the late-night culture of New York City, Greenwich Village and jazz itself,” says Spike Wilner, a professional pianist since age 19 and co-owner of Mezzrow and its sister club, Smalls. “Never to make a lot of money. We never really think about it. As long as our bills get paid.”New York has been operating as a fertile ground for cultivating jazz and the culture around it for longer than most music fans realize — since about 1900, according to Wilner, who names the likes of pianists Art Tatum and Bud Powell and saxophonist Charlie Parker as the genre’s key innovators.”New York was always the mecca of jazz, with 52nd Street from the ’30s to the ’50s … and before that, in Harlem,” says GRAMMY-winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. “New York still has a vibrancy that to me has a special kind of residue from that time period. And if you’re serious about playing, you have to put yourself in the environment where the competition is the greatest, and that’s when you see if you will sink or swim.”In fact, several generations have pilgrimaged to New York not to gawk at jazz history, but to use it as a springboard. Vocalist Stephanie Layton of the traditional jazz group Eden Lane describes the extra pressure and inspiration she feels from the city.”My infatuation with the Great American Songbook makes New York City the most inspiring place I could be,” says Layton, who cites Tin Pan Alley and early musicals as her core repertoire. “With the type of material I do, lyrics are of equal importance when it comes to song interpretation, and knowing that a Gershwin or Hart colloquialism or witticism was written from a distinctly New York perspective makes me feel just the tiniest bit closer to it.”Through this type of connective spirit, New York truly has become hallowed ground. Within the city are several venues so iconic they’ve become synonymous with the genre. Blue Note, Birdland, Village Vanguard — locales where actual jazz history has been made. Today, they remain relevant, must-visit venues for the jazz connoisseur.”I like the traditional venue like the Village Vanguard, owned by a woman, Lorraine Gordon,” says Carrington. “In the trio that I played with Geri Allen and Esperanza Spalding called ACS, we tried to play the Vanguard in New York to support this woman-owned business, and because the Vanguard has so much history. So many great records were made live at the Vanguard with John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and so many other people.”But beyond the well-known historical hot spots, knowing where to look in New York for today’s hottest jazz can uncover the scene’s real gems. Allison name-drops Jazz Standard as a favorite while heralding the aforementioned Smalls for the atmosphere.”Smalls is where people actually hang out. It’s kind of a basement, really casual, old school and a little funky,” says Allison, who is President of the Recording Academy New York Chapter Board. “When I play there, I tend to get a much younger crowd just because of the vibe there and the [low] cover. When you play at Dizzy’s, it pays 10 times as much [laughs], but none of the younger cats I know can afford to go there.”center_img “I see this whole male domination in jazz being something that is transitioning,” says Carrington, who cites some of her favorite up-and-coming artists as tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana, flautist Elena Pinderhughes and Kris Davis, whom she calls “one of the most important pianists of her generation.”In this light, today’s New York jazz scene feels quite open and accessible, at least as far as getting a foot in the door. As Wilner explains, however, the key to how long you stay in the room is based on a simple notion.”Jazz is the most democratic of all art forms,” says Wilner. “It’s really about the musicians who are inside voting you in or not based on your ability. The art form is the sound, it has nothing to do with form. It’s just [about] what you sound like, and if you can play, you can play.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Jazz In New York City As a testament to that range of live jazz options in New York City, you can catch sets outside of the main stable of clubs, a phenomenon that is bringing the music to an even wider audience. “Places like Rockwood Music Hall and Pete’s Candy Store do a great job integrating jazz into their programing,” says Eden Lane guitarist Dylan Charles. “They are saying to their audiences, ‘Hey, jazz is worth your time and people are doing new and interesting things within the art form that you should check out.'””I feel like people are trying to be more sophisticated with their listening,” adds Carrington, also a New York Chapter Board member. “For instance, Kendrick Lamar’s [To Pimp A Butterfly] record had a lot of jazz in it, and to some people, it’s considered a modern-day jazz record.”From the standards of the Great American Songbook to modern hip-hop, jazz weaves its way into so many different styles of music, which is fitting for a genre many argue is America’s only true art form.”The Latin jazz scene is really rich in New York, and you have players that are really influenced by R&B and hip-hop … indie rock, and rock, playing jazz and merging these other genres with jazz,” says Carrington. “When I was coming up in the ’80s, if people asked me if jazz was alive, I would say, ‘Yeah, jazz is alive, but it smells funny.’ Now I say, ‘It’s alive and thriving.'”How do today’s musicians cut through the thick history and seemingly endless possibilities of influences, styles and directions of jazz it’s created? By being themselves.”I’ve always been about New York jazz,” says Wilner. “And it doesn’t mean you can’t be innovative. In fact … it’s not about doing something new, it’s about doing something you.”Given New York City’s high living costs, making a living can be challenging for even the most talented musicians. Many professionals teach, produce, compose, tour, record, work as an accompanist, and perform in other genres, including as Broadway pit musicians, to piece a living together and continue to push their own musical boundaries.Speaking of boundaries, like other genres such as rock and hip-hop, jazz has traditionally been male-dominated. But because jazz truly is about the music, the tides are changing. At the 56th GRAMMY Awards, Carrington became the first woman to win the GRAMMY for Best Instrumental Jazz Album. Facebook The State Of Jazz In NYC With Terri Lyne Carrington, Ben Allison & More last_img read more

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Trump lifts ban on Arctic offshore drilling

first_imgSen. Murkowski shows the pen the president used to sign the order. (Photo by Liz Ruskin)Today, President Trump  signed an order lifting a ban his predecessor imposed on drilling off Alaska’s Arctic shores. Environmental groups claim the ban is permanent and they intend to file a legal challenge.Listen nowThe order is entitled “Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy.” The signing ceremony was in the White House Roosevelt Room. Congress members from oil states crowded around the president, including the full Alaska delegation.“It’s going to lead to a lot of great wealth for our country and a lot of great jobs for our country,” Trump said. “So God bless America, thank you very much.”Trump then signed the order. He gave Sen. Lisa Murkowski the pen.The order tells the Interior secretary to reconsider the removal of the Arctic from the current offshore leasing plan, and it rescinds an order from President Obama that bans much of the Arctic from any future lease sale.Lois Epstein is Arctic Program Director for The Wilderness Society. Photo by Liz Ruskin.Conservation groups maintain Obama’s ban was permanent. Wilderness Society Arctic director Lois Epstein says the organizations intend to mount a legal challenge.“We’re prepared to do everything we can do to stop the opening of the Arctic Ocean to drilling,” Epstein said.Trump’s order also calls for a review of the Arctic-specific offshore drilling regulations and of the blowout prevention rule imposed after the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Epstein said rolling back the blowout rule would give advantage to the least safe operators.“That’s tragic,” Epstein said. “Really. And (it) can result in situations like the BP Deepwater Horizon where you had 11 deaths and over 200 million gallons released.”Murkowski said the rule is only slated for review. She especially likes that Trump’s order announces a national policy of encouraging energy exploration and production. She acknowledges other barriers remain for the offshore Arctic.“This is the first step,” Murkowski said. “We don’t have any producers that are poised to move.”Sen. Dan Sullivan said when Obama imposed the Arctic drilling ban, the administration didn’t even tell  him in advance.“What a difference five months makes,” Sullivan said.Not only was he at the White House for the signing ceremony, but Sullivan said afterward the president invited him into the Oval Office. He said he thanked Trump for lifting Obama’s Arctic ban so quickly.“And the president mentioned, you know, that day in December when the former president did this (Arctic ban), the Russians must’ve been very excited,” Sullivan recounted. “And I said, ‘I think they were excited.’”Alaska Congressman Don Young is pleased with the order, too, but he was a little peeved Trump kept them waiting in the Roosevelt Room.“A good 20 minutes he was late,” Young said. “I don’t appreciate even the president being late. You know how I am.”Young said they spent the time talking to the vice president and two cabinet secretaries.last_img read more

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Drainage overflows streetlights defunct

first_imgNacharam: The overflow of drainage that is caused due to the damaged manhole on Road No 7, IDA Road, in Nacharam is causing inconvenience to locals and commuters as well. The broken drainage has become a serious cause of concern for the residents of the area. The drainage from the manhole overflows onto the road and remains stagnant. Adding to this the road has big gaps, where the water gets collected. The issue becomes more serious when during the evening time the streetlights don’t work properly. The broken drainage also leads to unpleasant smell and mosquitoes menace in the area.last_img read more

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Conditions for Rohingya potentially catastrophic Aid agencies

first_imgJoanne Liu, president of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), speaks during a news conference in Brussels, Belgium on 7 September 2017. REUTERSThousands of Rohingya Muslims crossed into Bangladesh this week, adding to the more than 600,000 who earlier fled violence in Myanmar, in a fast-growing humanitarian crisis that aid agencies warn risks spiraling out of control.Men, women and children who fled what the United Nations has called a campaign of ethnic cleansing are living in overcrowded camps lacking basics such as food and water and facing escalating violence and worsening health risks.Here are the views of some leading aid officials on the estimated 817,000 Rohingya refugees now living in the southern most district of Bangladesh and their most pressing needs:Bob Kitchen, Director of The International Rescue Committee‘s (IRC) Emergency Response Unit“The refugees are in urgent need of emergency shelter, food, access to clean water and sanitation, healthcare, protection and mental health support. Half of pregnant women have not received medical care, two-thirds do not know where to go for help.Overcrowded and unsanitary living conditions, and the absence of safe, clean water for refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, means that the threat of cholera and other disease outbreaks looms large.”Mark Kaye, Member of Save the Children‘s Humanitarian Response Team in Bangladesh“Many children wander the narrow muddy streets between the makeshift shelters by themselves. They live in conditions no child should live in, many suffer from illnesses such as diarrhea and skin diseases.There are tens of thousands of people still sleeping out in the open or under makeshift shelters, there is dirty, contaminated water everywhere, and poor nutrition and hygiene levels.This has sparked growing concern of an outbreak of water-borne diseases. Any outbreak in large and overcrowded places like these could spread quickly and would be potentially catastrophic.”Elhadj As Sy, secretary general of the International Federation of the Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)“The needs here are enormous. People are arriving hungry, frightened and exhausted.What particularly struck me was that this is in many ways a crisis of children. There are 300,000 children living here in these camps. They are losing their childhood. There are children carrying younger ones around, children carting sacks of rice and bamboo, they are not able to simply be what they are – children.”Joanne Liu, president of Doctors Without Borders (MSF)“The refugee settlements are incredibly precarious. They look like makeshift shelters made of mud and plastic sheeting, fixed together with bamboo and scattered across little hilltops.There are almost no services available and the vulnerability of people’s living conditions is shocking. Whole families are living under plastic sheeting in muddy and flood-prone terrain.They have very few belongings, are vulnerable to attacks from elephants, and have no access to clean water, latrines, food, or health care.”last_img read more

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No 8 Louisville Sweeps Doubleheader Against Brown

first_img Game One Highlights Preview LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Justin Lavey walk-off single capped a successful night at the ballpark for the eighth-ranked Louisville baseball team, as the Cardinals took a pair of games from Brown on Friday at Jim Patterson Stadium. Photo Gallery Game Two Highlights Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Poland earned his first collegiate victory in the nightcap, while Logan Wyatt led the offense with a 2-for-4 night at the plate. Print Friendly Version Next Game: Brown 2/23/2019 | 1:45 PM Detmers (1-0) struck out two more after the walk to finish the sixth, and set down the side in order in the seventh to mark the end of his day. Detmers finished the day with seven hitless innings and a career-high 11 strikeouts. ACC Network Extra Louisville chipped away at the lead with Snider driving in one in the bottom half of the fifth and Alex Binelas tying the game in the sixth on a sacrifice fly. The top of the lineup carried the load offensively for the Cardinals in game one, with Lucas Dunn, Jake Snider and Tyler Fitzgerald combining to go 8-for-10 at the plate with five runs and five RBIs. All three set career-highs in the win as Snider was a perfect 4-for-4 in the game, while Dunn scored four times and Fitzgerald drove in four. Friday’s nightcap was filled with drama as well, with the Cardinals falling behind 4-2 after Brown (0-2) plated three runs in the top of the fifth inning. Louisville (4-2) came within an out of a no-hitter in a 7-0 victory to start the day and closed it out with a 5-4 win in extra innings. The Cardinals will try to complete the series sweep on Saturday at 2:00 p.m., ET. PDF Box Score (Game One) Friday’s doubleheader started with dominant pitching, as Reid Detmers was nearly perfect in his second start of the season. The sophomore mowed down the first 16 batters he faced before issuing a one-out walk in the sixth inning. The southpaw struck out the side in the second and fourth innings during a stretch of eight strikeouts in nine hitters. Reid Detmers Postgame Bobby Miller took care of business on the mound for the Cardinals in relief of Nick Bennett, who allowed four runs, three earned, in his five innings of work. Miller punched out a career-best eight batters over four innings to keep the game tied and send it into extra innings. Dan McDonnell Postgame Freshman Jack Perkins took over on the mound in the eighth, working around a two-out free pass in a scoreless eighth and retiring the first two batters in the ninth. One out away from history, a looping fly ball deflected off the glove of a sliding Zach Britton in right field for the first and only hit of the game for the Bears. Story Links In the bottom half, Danny Oriente drew a four-pitch walk to lead off the inning and Trey Leonard came off the bench to steal second. After a strikeout, Drew Campbell beat out a soft groundball to first, moving the winning run 90 feet closer. A fly to left wasn’t deep enough to bring Leonard home from third, but Lavey delivered the two-out winner with a clean single to right to close out the doubleheader sweep. Brown threatened in its half of the 10th, drawing a leadoff walk and bunting the runner into scoring position. A two-out walk put two on, but Jared Poland extinguished the fire inducing a flyout to right to end the inning. Live Stats PDF Box Score (Game Two) last_img read more

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Rayman SNES Prototype Discovered By Creator Michel Ancel

first_imgRayman has endured as a video game character for over 20 years, first appearing on the Atari Jaguar way back in 1995. But what you may not know is that the original Rayman game was meant to be a SNES title including a two-player mode. However, Ubisoft decided the game should be released on CD-ROM, so when the SNES CD-ROM add-on got canceled, so did Rayman for SNES.Rayman as a character was created by Michel Ancel, Frederic Houde, and Alexandra Steible, and over the weekend Ancel made a surprising discovery. He found the prototype development cartridge for the SNES version of the original Rayman game. Better yet, it still works when plugged into a SNES.Here’s a shot of the prototype board plugged into a SNES:Announcing the news through his Instagram account, Ancel commented, “It was sleeping for 24 years ….. Time to wake it up !!!!”Until now, only 4 people had seen the game running, and it runs at 60fps. He even suggests that Ubisoft should consider porting the game and releasing it as a Nintendo Switch title. I’m sure Rayman fans and Nintendo would be on board with that idea.Here’s a great video comparing the original Rayman on the Atari Jaguar and the PlayStation. Now imagine this updated and running on the Switch (on the go and hooked up to your TV):Rayman sold incredibly well. shifting millions of copies. If a Switch version did happen, I doubt just doing Rayman would be good enough. I’d want all Rayman releases bundled along with the SNES prototype as an added bonus on the cartridge.last_img read more

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The Army of SameSex Lovers that Ruled the Ancient Greek Battlefield

first_imgAs any great army that celebrated big victories, the Spartans witnessed some terrible debacles on the battlefield, too. At the battle of Tegyra that played out in 375 B.C., between Sparta and their Greek city-state rival Thebes, the Spartan troops numbering at least a thousand men were reportedly battered by a small troop of merely 300 men, known as the Sacred Band of Thebes.The clash unfolded near a shrine of Apollo in the region, where the Sacred Band was led by its then-leader Pelopidas. The thinly numbered men were surprisingly met by the much larger Spartan unit, and at first, the situation looked desperate.Mythological temple of the Greek god Apollo.However, Pelopidas ordered his cavalrymen to hit an enemy’s exposed flank and grouped his hoplites into a tightly packed unit formation.Bravely fighting, the Sacred Band seemed invincible. They broke the Spartan line, killing their leader rather quickly.Marble statue of a helmed hoplite (5th century BC), Archaeological Museum of Sparta, Greece. Photo by de:Benutzer:Ticinese CC BY-SA 3.0Vulnerable and without guidance, the Spartans held back to allow the much smaller Theban force to leave intact.But instead of escaping the battlefield, Pelopidas engaged his men in another attack, and in a single swift move, another hoard of enemy soldiers were taken down.Band of Thebes. Composite constructed sculpture of historical figure(s) reputed to have had a same sex relationships. Photo by Pinkpasty CC BY SA 4.0It was a glorious victory, and Pelopidas hired the Sacred Band for any military campaign that followed. But who were these brave-fighting people? According to ancient sources and various historians, all of them were homosexual lovers, 150 exceptionally well-trained pairs of them.The establishment of this extraordinary force is credited to Gorgidas, a chief officer of Boeotia, in 376 B.C., about the same time the Spartans were banished from Thebes.The Greek biographer Plutarch suggests that Gorgidas himself personally selected the Band’s couples, each consisting of erastês (the older of the pair, or the “lover”) and erômenos  (the younger of the pair, or the “beloved”).Pharsalos stele, c. 470-60, Louvre.The age difference between the erastês and erômenos within this unit would have not been hugely significant. All men needed to turn at least 20 before admission, and upon accepting them, it was the duty of their “lover” to gift them their armor and equipment.Each one of them was a skilled wrestler, dancer, and horseback rider, and selected on their ability to fight.Initially, the men were assigned to defend the citadel of Thebes where they also resided.Their accommodation was paid for by the local people, and as a result, they were sometimes referred to as the “City Band.”Pelopidas setting out for Thebes.When Pelopidas took control of the Band, he reformed the faction of 300 into an elite fighting unit. In battles, they were specifically instructed to slaughter the enemy’s finest of fighters, as was the case when the group faced the Spartans.Among historians, however, one of the most hotly debated questions is whether these men were really all homosexuals. Same sex relationships were considered morally acceptable in the times of ancient Greece and accounts testifying to this are numerous.But the profound connection between two males may well have been specifically perceived as battlefield-ready exclusively in the military circles of Thebes.Remains of the Cadmea, the central fortress of ancient Thebes. Photo by Nefasdicere CC BY-SA 3.0Plutarch’s Life of Pelopidas reads: “…a band cemented by friendship grounded upon love is never to be broken, and invincible; since the lovers, ashamed to be weak in the sight of their beloved, and the beloved before their lovers, willingly rush into danger for the relief of one another.”The ‘army of lovers’ is also commended in Plato’s Symposium: “If there were only some way of contriving that a state or an army should be made up of lovers and their loves, they would be the very best governors of their own city, abstaining from all dishonor, and emulating one another in honor; and when fighting at each other’s side, although a mere handful, they would overcome the world.”Theban workshop (Oinochoe type), 7th century BC.In 371 B.C., another significant victory against Sparta was written in the pages of history, and the Sacred Band were again part of it. By this time, Sparta was officially at war with Thebes.The clash of the warring city-states came near the village of Leuctra that year, hence how the name of the battle was conceived.The Thebans entered the battle with little over 8,000 men, among them the ‘army of lovers.’ Some 12,000 men stood on the Spartan side.Cavalry from the Parthenon Frieze, West II, 2–3, British Museum.The Spartans approached the battlefield in a familiar formation, boosting a powerful right wing, and the Thebans grouped themselves accordingly. Most of their men were positioned on the left wing of the phalanx, and ‘the Lovers’ were at the very front.The two armies first clashed with their horsemen, and the Theban side proved to have greater merit.Monument to Spartans in Greece near the place of a legendary battle.They sent the Spartan cavalry in retreat, and the galloping horses left the scene foggy with dust. The Thebans used the opportunity to rush against the Spartans, and the Sacred Band quickly detached to hunt for the enemy’s best men.Again the Spartans were facing a bitter defeat. Among the thousands who were killed in the assault was the Spartan king, Cleombrotus I. The Battle of Leuctra helped Thebes reassure its independence, sealed the fame of its homosexual faction, and marked the end of Sparta’s dominion of ancient Greece.The demise of the Sacred Band came years later, at the hands of a new rivalry on the peninsula, one led by Philip II and his son Alexander the Great.Read another story from us: Hidden Sphinx Found by Accident in Temple Devoted to Crocodile Fertility GodThe entire band of lovers perished at the battle of Chaeronea, in 338 B.C. Their remains and an ancient monument built in their memory was discovered in an archaeological dig back in the 19th century.last_img read more

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first_img 2 min read While many consumers may be kicking landlines to the curb in favor of cell phones, most growing businesses are behaving more circumspectly. “We’ve found it’s not so much a trend of [businesses] moving entirely away from the landline as it is shifting a lot of minutes over to wireless,” says Matthew DelPercio, associate analyst with research organization The Yankee Group.Looking past mobile phones, VoIP over Wi-Fi could help move the sluggish landline exodus along. Dual-mode handsets that seamlessly connect to Wi-Fi at the office and to cellular on the go are especially intriguing. But Yankee Group analyst Gary Chen sees challenges to the young technology in the forms of a lack of industry standards, reduced battery life and quality of service issues. Chen recommends that businesses invest in VoIP over Wi-Fi at this point only if there’s a clear need for it, your network can handle the added traffic and you can live with its current shortcomings.”I don’t think landlines will ever be completely displaced,” says DelPercio. “I don’t see VoIP as a big revolution, but as an evolution.”Dependence on cell phones may be an early sign of a shift away from landlines, but entrepreneurs still demand landlines’ reliability and quality. They can’t afford dropped calls or poor voice quality during business conversations. Still, the cost savings and benefits of VoIP will bring in an increasing number of businesses. “Landline displacement is inevitable,” says DelPercio. “It’s just not going to be as extreme as people think.” Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. February 6, 2006 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | August 02, 2012 ROMICAT II Trial Shows CT Angiography Improves Efficiency of Care in Evaluating Chest Pain News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more August 2, 2012 — Results of the ROMICAT II trial indicates coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography (CCTA) as a safe and time-efficient noninvasive modality to evaluate patients with chest pain in the emergency department (ED) when compared to the current standard approach.ROMICAT II (Rule Out Myocardial Ischemia/Infarction Using Computer Assisted Tomography) is a multicenter randomized comparative effectiveness trial of CCTA versus standard triage evaluation in acute chest pain patients in the ED. The study, lead by Udo Hoffmann, M.D., from the Massachusetts General Hospital, examines whether integrating CCTA improves the efficiency of the management of low-intermediate risk patients. The trial involved 1000 patients who entered the ED with chest pain and, after initial evaluation, were randomly assigned to either a CCTA scan or to standard triage evaluation.Results indicated that patients diagnosed with a CT scan reduced their mean average time spent in the hospital by 7.6 hours. Fifty percent of patients receiving the CCTA scan were safely discharged within nine hours, while only 15 percent of patients receiving standard of care as a diagnosis were discharged in that time period. The reduced time produced an ED cost savings for the CCTA group of 18 percent, compared to the standard of care diagnosis ($2,101 vs. $2,566). However, the mean cost of care, including hospital stay, was similar between both groups ($4,026 vs. $3,874). Long-term cost data was not available which would allow determining whether negative CCTA results would allow fewer repeat visits to the ED and hospitalizations over a longer time period.One critical piece of information that may have not been emphasized enough is that the rate of adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) at 28 days in the standard of care ED evaluation was 1.2 percent (including four myocardial infarctions [MI] and two cases of unstable angina for which percutaneous coronary intervention [PCI] was required). The CCTA approach had only two events (0.4 percent) at 28 days; however, in both cases CCTA established correctly clinically significant coronary artery disease (CAD) during the initial hospitalization, but both patients had negative stress tests and were initially treated medically. It is important to emphasize that the 1.2 percent rate of MACE in the standard of care group is above the “acceptable” rate (<1 percent) of missing a patient with acute coronary syndrome in the ED setting.While the randomized comparison in this study showed increased cumulative radiation dose in the CCTA group, it is important to emphasize that nearly all patients in the CCTA group (97 percent), but only 33 percent of patients randomly assigned to standard evaluation, were exposed to radiation from an imaging test or procedure. The mean radiation dose from CCTA (11.3±5.3 mSv) was lower than single photon emission CT (14.1±4.8 mSv, P<0.001). Nowadays diagnostic-quality CCTA can be performed routinely in clinical practice with doses of less than 5 mSv. SCCT highly recommends and promotes the use of radiation dose reduction techniques in clinical practice."This study adds to the growing body of evidence that assessment of low- to intermediate-risk patients with CCTA improves efficiency in the ED. Because it is highly accurate in selecting those without coronary disease, this test also removes the uncertainty that patients and physicians alike often continue to feel after these patients are evaluated with the standard approach to acute chest pain," said John Lesser, president of SCCT."The results of the ROMICAT II trial support prior available evidence from two other large randomized trials (ACRIN-PA and CT-STAT) confirming the safety of a negative CTA to discharge patients, leading to decreased length of stay and potential cost savings. Cautious implementation of this modality in the ED setting is needed to ensure proper patient selection and preparation, implementation of radiation dose reduction techniques, and assurance of available expertise and coverage," said Ricardo C. Cury, chairman of radiology and director of cardiac imaging, Baptist Hospital of Miami and Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute.For more information: www.scct.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the... read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate... read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Related Contentcenter_img 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 CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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 News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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first_imgNo related posts. WASHINGTON, D.C. — A U.S. Senate committee approved a sweeping immigration reform bill Tuesday that would provide a path to citizenship for up to 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, setting the stage for the full Senate to consider the landmark legislation next month.After five days of debate over dozens of amendments, the Judiciary Committee voted 13 to 5 in support of the bill, with three Republicans joining the committee’s 10 Democrats. The legislation emerged with its core provisions largely intact, including new visa programs for high-tech and low-skilled workers and new investments in strengthening border control.“The dysfunction in our current immigration system affects all of us and it is long past time for reform. I hope that our history, our values, and our decency can inspire us finally to take action,” said committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. “We need an immigration system that lives up to American values and helps write the next great chapter in American history by reinvigorating our economy and enriching our communities.”U.S. President Barack Obama, who has made immigration reform his top second-term priority, issued a statement praising the committee for approving a bill that is “largely consistent” with the principles he had outlined.“None of the committee members got everything they wanted, and neither did I,” Obama said, “but in the end, we all owe it to the American people to get the best possible result over the finish line.”The comprehensive bill is now headed to the full Senate, where Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., urged fellow Republicans on Tuesday not to block the bill from a floor vote. The Congressional Budget Office will take two weeks to issue an assessment of the fiscal cost of the bill, so Democratic aides said the floor debate could begin around June 10.The final Judiciary Committee vote represented a victory for the bipartisan group — four Democrats and four Republicans — that negotiated the 850-page comprehensive bill over several months.Four of the bipartisan group members who are on the Judiciary Committee banded together to fight off the most serious challenges to the core provisions of the bill, including a last-minute attempt from Leahy to add protections for same-sex couples.In an emotional debate, Sens. Charles Shumer, D-N.Y., and Richard Durbin, D-Ill., said they wanted to support Leahy’s amendment, but that they would not because Republican members of the bipartisan group, including Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said they would drop support if the provision were added to the legislation.Leahy ultimately withdrew the amendment “with a heavy heart,” amid near silence in the packed Senate hearing room.Rubio, who is not on the Judiciary Committee, issued a statement after the committee approved the bill praising their work but adding that “work still remains to be done.”“Immigration reform will not become law unless we can earn the confidence of the American people that we are solving our immigration problems once and for all,” he said.Schumer, representing the bipartisan group that authored the bill, also negotiated a compromise Tuesday with Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) to relax some restrictions on high-tech companies that seek to hire foreign engineers and computer programmers.The legislation already would raise the annual limit of high-tech visas, known as H-1B, from 65,000 to as many as 180,000, but Hatch had lobbied to eliminate other restrictions on U.S. companies seeking to hire engineers and programmers from abroad.The compromise amendment lifts the requirement that companies first offer tech jobs to Americans for all firms except those that depend on foreigners for more than 15 percent of their workforce and relaxes the formula for determining the annual number of foreign high-tech workers.The high-tech amendments are perhaps the most substantial changes to the immigration bill over five days of hearings on dozens of proposed changes.Hatch warned he could still drop his support in the full Senate if other concerns aren’t met. “I’ve got to get those or we’ll never pass this bill,” he said.AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called Hatch’s amendments “unambiguous attacks on American workers” and he vowed to press for changes during the full Senate debate.© 2013, The Washington Post Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bureau of Labor Statistics Investors Jobs Labor Department Lenders & Servicers Mark Lieberman Payrolls Processing Service Providers Unemployment 2013-08-15 Mark Lieberman First-time claims for unemployment insurance for the week ending August 10 fell to the lowest level since January 2008, the “”Labor Department””:http://www.ows.doleta.gov/press/2013/081513.asp reported Thursday. The department said there were 320,000 new claims for unemployment insurance, a drop of 15,000 from the previous week. Economists expected the number of claims to drop to 330,000 from the 333,000 originally reported for the week ending August 3. The number of filings for that week was revised to 335,000.[IMAGE]The four-week moving average of initial claims fell to 332,000, the lowest level since November 2007–one month before the recession began.The number of persons continuing to collect unemployment insurance for the week ending August –reported on a one week lag–also fell, dropping 54,000 to 2,969,000. The number of continuing claims for the week ending July 27 was revised up to 3,023,000 from the originally reported 3,018,000.The plunge of first-time claims continues a longer-term pattern of decline, which has seen the four-week moving average tumble almost 9 percent from 364,500 a year ago.While a large part of the decline is due to fewer layoffs, some is attributable to favorable seasonal adjustment factors applied by the Department of Labor for predictable and annually recurring events that affect claims. The adjustment factor for the week ending August 10 was 87.7. An adjustment factor below 100 reduces the raw number of claims to the seasonally adjusted number, which is used for reports. The factor will continue to remain low through Labor Day, when it bottoms at 78.1, suggesting further declines in reported claims.Thursday’s report on first-time claims was consistent with a trend with other reports by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) showing a slowdown in layoffs and discharges–events that lead to unemployment insurance claims.This report on initial claims will have no impact on the August Employment Situation report to be released September 6 by BLS. That report will be based on employment data for the week including the 12th calendar day of the month (covered by the claims report to be released next week).The week-over-week decrease in continuing claims, which largely reflects hiring, was the third in the last four weeks. The four-week moving average of continuing claims has fallen a net 35,250 in those four weeks.The Labor Department said the total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending July 27 was 4,586,860, an increase of 65,906 from the previous week. There were 5,704,310 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2012. Extended benefits were not available in any state during the week ending July 27.According to BLS, 11,514,000 persons were officially considered unemployed in July, with 4,246,000 “”long-term”” unemployed–that is, out of work for at least 27 weeks. Of those individuals counted as unemployed, 6.93 million were not receiving any form of government unemployment insurance for the week ending July 27, down from 6.99 million one week earlier.The Labor Department said states reported 1,552,910 persons claiming Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits for the week ending July 27, an increase of 36,635 from the prior week. There were 2,373,969 persons claiming EUC in the comparable week in 2012. EUC benefits this year were directly threatened by the federal budget sequester. According to the Labor Department detail, also reported on a one-week lag, the largest increases in initial claims for the week ending August 3 were in California (+3,715), Ohio (+1,270), Texas (+1,151), Pennsylvania (+999), and Puerto Rico (+816), while the largest decreases were in Oregon (-1,638), Illinois (-999), New Jersey (-762), New York (-712), and Connecticut (-632).California reported the increase in first-time claims for the week ending August 3 was attributable to more layoffs in the service sector, while Ohio cited more layoffs in manufacturing. _Hear Mark Lieberman Friday on P.O.T.U.S. radio, Sirius-XM 124, at 6:20 a.m. Eastern. in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing August 15, 2013 404 Views center_img Share First-Time Jobless Claims At Pre-Recession Levelslast_img read more

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first_img FILE – In this May 25, 2018 file photo, Darius Rucker performs on NBC’s Today show at Rockefeller Plaza in New York. Country singers Rucker and Kane Brown are sharing a chart record as the first two solo acts who are also minorities to follow each other with No. 1 country songs in the 28-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay chart. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Darius Rucker and Kane Brown are sharing a chart record as the first two solo acts who are also minorities to follow each other with No. 1 country songs in the 28-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay chart.According to Billboard, Brown, who is biracial, had a two-week No. 1 with “Heaven” and Rucker, who is black, followed him with his single, “For The First Time,” on the chart dated June 2. The chart, which digitally measures airplay, began in 1990.“I wanted to be involved in and make country music because I loved it,” said Rucker in a statement. “To be making history, especially with my little brother Kane Brown, is incredible and a great, added bonus.”Rucker got his first country No. 1 “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” in 2008, which was also followed at the top by Kenny Chesney’s song “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven,” with reggae group The Wailers.Meanwhile this is just the latest chart record for newcomer Brown, who is the only artist in Billboard history to top all five country charts simultaneously. He hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums, Country Airplay, Hot Country Songs, Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Songs charts.“I’ve always tried to make the music that I liked, and that I knew my fans would like, and have tried to stay true to that, and I am such a big fan of Darius’ musically, that sharing anything with him feels like an honour,” Brown said in a statement.But prior to the current Billboard chart, other minority acts have followed each other with No. 1 country singles. In 1975, Latino singers Johnny Rodriguez and Freddy Fender twice followed each other to the top of Billboard’s previous country singles chart. Darius Rucker, Kane Brown make country chart historycenter_img by The Associated Press Posted Jun 1, 2018 9:56 am PDT Last Updated Jun 1, 2018 at 11:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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