Le musicien de jazz Jerry Granelli a accepté le Prix Portia-White et le cinéaste Fabien Melanson a accepté le Prix Grand-Pré lors du gala des Prix pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse 2016 qui avait lieu aujourd’hui 5 novembre. Des prix et des subventions d’une valeur de 90 000 $ ont été remis lors de la célébration annuelle à Halifax. M. Granelli a entamé sa carrière comme batteur, enseignant et compositeur à San Francisco dans les années 60. On le connaît surtout pour sa participation au projet A Charlie Brown Christmas avec le Vince Guaraldi Trio, mais il se consacre depuis longtemps à de la musique plus d’avant-garde qu’il exécute avec certains des plus grands musiciens de jazz du 20e siècle, et il enregistre un album par année depuis 1987. “Quand je me souviens des efforts que des gens de la communauté artistique ont déployés pour m’amener en Nouvelle-Écosse et comment je me suis senti accueilli, et comment, au cours des années, vous m’avez fait confiance et permis d’enseigner à vos enfants, et comment vous avez appuyé le Creative Music Workshop de même que mes spectacles, je suis énormément reconnaissant,” a dit M. Granelli. “Et j’ai maintenant l’honneur de recevoir un prix inspiré par l’œuvre et l’humanité de Portia White : je ne peux rien dire d’autre que merci. Je ne m’arrêterai pas!” Le prix Portia-White est nommé en l’honneur de l’artiste néo-écossaise qui était considérée comme l’une des meilleures cantatrices du 20e siècle. Le prix souligne l’excellence culturelle et artistique d’un artiste néo-écossais qui a atteint le statut de professionnel, qui est maître de son art et qui est reconnu dans sa discipline. Le prix comporte un Prix du protégé de 7 000 $ que l’artiste lauréat donne à un artiste de la relève ou à une institution de soutien. M. Granelli a choisi de remettre le prix à la 1313 Music Association. “La culture de la Nouvelle-Écosse fait étroitement partie de qui nous sommes et nous éprouvons beaucoup de fierté à rendre hommage à ces artistes remarquables,” précise Tony Ince, ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine. “Le Prix Portia-White souligne de manière appropriée le dévouement extraordinaire d’un artiste de la Nouvelle-Écosse.” Le Prix Grand-Pré, d’une valeur de 5 000 $, reconnaît les artistes néo-écossais qui travaillent dans les arts de la création et de l’interprétation et dont les œuvres reflètent les valeurs culturelles acadiennes tout en faisant preuve d’excellence et d’originalité. Le Prix du chef-d’œuvre du lieutenant-gouverneur de la Nouvelle-Écosse, d’une valeur de 25 000 $, est le prix annuel le plus important pour une œuvre d’art en Nouvelle-Écosse. Il a été décerné à Canvas 5 x 5, œuvre créée par le chorégraphe Tedd Robinson et les danseurs Jacinte Armstrong, Rhonda Baker, Susanne Chui et Ruth-Ellen Kroll-Jackson. Au nombre des autres prix remis samedi, notons le Prix communautaire pour les arts et la culture d’une valeur de 10 000 $ qui a été remis à la ville de Lunenburg, et cinq Prix de mérite pour un artiste établi, d’une valeur de 5 000 $ chacun, qui ont été remis à l’artiste visuelle Bonnie Baker, d’Annapolis Royal, à l’auteur et comédien Christian Murray et à la danseuse et chorégraphe Jacinte Armstrong, tous les deux d’Halifax, à l’artiste visuel François Gaudet, de Clare, comté de Digby, et au chef d’orchestre et compositeur Mark Hopkins de Wolfville. Pour de plus amples renseignements sur les prix et les gagnants, consultez l’adresse artsns.ca/grants-awards/awards/grand-pré-prize.
Municipal and provincial governments in Canada are all looking for better ways to deal with their growing pothole problems, but none is properly tracking whether the repairs they do now are effective over time, says the author of a soon-to-be completed study on the roadway menaces.And few appear prepared to spend the money necessary to ensure what they shovel into the car-crippling craters lasts until longer-term road repairs can be performed, says engineer Dave Hein.“Everybody says they’re trying new things,” says Hein, who calls potholes “very personal” for the countless drivers who have to pay for new wheel rims and tires and to fix bent suspensions after encountering them.“Everybody’s looking for the magic bullet, and nobody’s got the magic bullet,” says Hein, principal engineer at Applied Research Associates, Inc., which was commissioned by the Transportation Association of Canada to uncover better solutions to pothole repairs. The association studies technical issues related to roads, highways and urban transportation.“Nobody has performance measures,” Hein added in an interview with The Canadians Press. “And nobody even tracks to see if what they are doing is performing better than somebody else.”Cities and towns, along with provincial and territorial governments, have been experimenting with different materials and new technologies to tackle potholes.The cities of Ottawa and Thunder Bay, Ont., Cranbrook, B.C., and Montreal are among those that have experimented with a pothole-filling machine called the Python 5000, which mechanically fills cracks and crevices in roadways – work normally performed by manual labourers – in efforts to speed repairs and ensure they are done uniformly.Others have tested a variety of hot and cold mixes of asphalt and other materials, hoping they find something better than what has been used in the past.The City of Toronto, which mainly uses hot mix asphalt, reported filling nearly a quarter million potholes with the material in 2018, an increase over the previous two years but a significant decline from 2014.Related stories:City finally fixing sinkhole after fed-up residents grew tomatoes in itMontreal reported filling roughly 122,000 road cavities last year. In Saskatoon crews dealt with 100,000 of them, while Edmonton reported patching 600,000 potholes. Hein said he was unable to verify the numbers.Cities using the hot mix, which also include Vancouver, Calgary and Regina, performed better than those using other methods, said Hein, while others, such as Yellowknife and Saskatoon, appeared to have had less success using alternative materials.Ultimately, though, how long a pothole patch lasts depends on how the job is done, said Hein.“It’s not what we put in the pothole, it’s how we put it in the pothole,” he concluded.Municipalities can do a better job filling potholes by properly training their employees – and giving them a little extra time to do the work, he said.“Cleaning and preparing and tack coating, where you put a little asphalt cement around the outside, and proper compaction all leads to better performance,” Hein explained. “It’s the execution of the work.”Regardless, hole repairs will only last anywhere from a few days to a year. No matter what material or labour is used, filling a pothole is only a temporary fix. Really repairing a failing road means resurfacing it all.Municipalities agree on the need for better training and methods for fixing potholes, said Hein. What they apparently don’t agree on is paying for it.“There’s a disconnect in this country between construction of new infrastructure and maintaining existing infrastructure,” he noted. “The new stuff gets high priority. The maintenance stuff, that’s not sexy.”Some municipalities are also finding themselves bogged down in responding to social-media complaints about potholes, rather than actually making the repairs.“Social media is blowing things way out of proportion,” because municipal politicians over-react to posts about potholes, Hein explained. “So (road crews) are not doing engineering work, they are responding to politicians because of what they saw posted on Facebook.”Hein’s final report to the association is due in April. read more
Guests at one of the UK’s most prestigious charity events are set to be dancing on the ceiling this June when international superstar Lionel Richie takes to the stage for a headline performance.The singer, famed for hits including ‘Hello’, ‘Truly’, ‘All Night Long (All Night)’, and ‘Three Times a Lady’, will perform at the Caudwell Children Butterfly Ball on Thursday, 25th June, in London.The annual event hosted by national charity, Caudwell Children, has raised over £10million for disabled children since first moving to London in 2007.By performing at the Butterfly Ball, Richie will join an impressive list of musical greats who have entertained audiences at the annual event, including Tina Turner, Sir Elton John, Rod Stewart, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams and the late Whitney Houston.Chief Executive, Trudi Beswick: “With over 100 million album sales to his name, Lionel Richie is undoubtedly one of the greatest artists ever and we are thrilled that he will be performing at this year’s ball. We are set for yet another unforgettable night.”Caudwell Children is a national charity providing practical and emotional support for disabled children and their families. Celebrating their 15th Anniversary in 2015, the charity has provided services worth over £35million and helped over 20,000 children from across the UK.“We’ve come a long way in our relatively short history and this year’s Butterfly Ball will be a celebration of our achievements and a special thank you to our supporters.” added Mrs Beswick.The Butterfly Ball takes place on Thursday, June 25th, 2015, in The Great Room at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.For further details and information visit www.caudwellchildren.com/butterflyball or call 01782 600 444.About Caudwell ChildrenCaudwell ChildrenTo date Caudwell Children has provided services worth over £35 million to thousands of children with over 550 different medical conditions. The charity is committed to changing the lives of children by providing specialist equipment, treatment and therapy as well as its annual ‘Destination Dreams’ holiday for families coping with a child’s terminal illness and their Family Support services.Caudwell Children was registered in March 2000 and is widely recognised as one of the country’s fastest growing children’s charities. Since its inception the charity has doubled every pound raised, achieved through supplier partnerships, which means every pound donated works even harder.The charity was founded by philanthropist, John Caudwell, whose vision was to create a sustainable children’s charity that offered benefactors’ transparency and peace of mind that 100% of their donation was being used to directly change children’s lives.By donating the cost of the charity’s annual management and administration overheads, Mr Caudwell has guaranteed an efficient way for individuals and businesses to change the lives of thousands of sick and disabled children living in the UK.John Caudwell remains the Charity’s largest benefactor and sits as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.The Charity’s ambassadors include Hollywood actress and author, Joan Collins, actress Elizabeth Hurley, Rod and Penny Stewart, Peter Andre, Bruce Forsyth and singer, Robbie Williams. read more
APTN NewsThree people have been fired after families complained of mistreatment by the MMIWG Inquiry, APTN News has learned.Two front-line staffers for the Yukon and one in Winnipeg were dumped, multiple sources confirmed Tuesday night.“They are scapegoats,” a source not authorized to comment said. “It’s a knee-jerk reaction.”It’s also a return to the drama that plagued the inquiry over the past year after a reprieve of a few calm weeks. The women fired were Melissa Carlick, Jodie Millward, and Morene Gabriel. Two other staffers resigned in protest, sources said. APTN News originally reported that Carlick had resigned.Carlick could not be reached for comment. The women worked with families and survivors on after-care plans – a delicate job requiring hours on the phone with vulnerable people. But they had to go, sources said after members of the National Family Advisory Circle complained in a conference call and letters to commissioners and senior staff as APTN reported last week. The inquiry had been picking up steam after a successful release of its interim report in Ottawa Nov. 1. It completed hearings in Edmonton last week and is preparing for Saskatoon next week. But sources said Edmonton was shaky and Carlick was let go there. Karen Snowshoe, her Yukon co-worker told APTN News earlier on Tuesday that she resigned. Gabriel said she plans to hold a news conference this week. She declined to be interviewed but told APTN that “I worked honourably.” read more
The United States is just days away from a clash over climate change being compared to the Super Bowl, a high-stakes contest destined to draw in attentive viewers from around the world.The Obama administration is expected to announce next Monday the most significant action ever to curb greenhouse-gas emissions in the United States, in an end-run around a hostile Congress.Four years after the collapse of a cap-and-trade bill, the White House is set to unveil long-awaited regulations on the energy sector, which is responsible for more than 30% of U.S. emissions.The megatons at stake could end up dwarfing those projected to result from the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline, which has cast a shadow over Canada-U.S. relations.The New York Times reported Thursday that the U.S. wants to curb emissions from coal-fired U.S. plants by as much as 20%. The Times report also suggested many administration officials view the Keystone debate of the last few years as nothing more than a noisy political sideshow.“We see this as the pivotal battle on climate change,” said David Goldston of the Natural Resources Defence Council, one of the big environmental groups the White House consulted during the drafting process.“This is really the turning-point battle for epochal change.”The U.S. failure to legislate on greenhouse gases has sucked momentum from global climate talks. In Canada, the federal government has used American inaction as political cover — arguing that in an integrated economy it can only impose muscular rules if the U.S. does it, too.But President Barack Obama has consistently signalled since his re-election that he views climate change as part of his legacy. The upcoming rules will become the backbone of his effort, and will allow the U.S. to carry a new message into the next round of international climate talks.Peter Altman, also speaking at an NRDC media briefing this week, called it the Super Bowl of climate politics.Unlike the big football game, however, this one will be played out on a variety of fields.One is the court system. The White House anticipates lawsuits, its allies say. They say the administration will argue that under the 1970 Clean Air Act, it has the right to regulate pollutants — including greenhouse gases — through the Environmental Protection Agency.The issue will also play out in the voting booth, starting with this fall’s congressional elections. Democrats fear they could lose both chambers in Congress, and face attacks about a job-killing “war on coal.”A pair of newly released polls, however, might steel some left-leaning spines: About two-thirds of respondents, including those in key electoral swing states in one survey, told pollsters for Yale University and the NRDC-commissioned Harstad Strategic Research that they favoured action — even if it increased energy prices.There will be expensive ads from well-funded groups on both sides. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report this week that predicted the rules would cost the U.S. economy US$50-billion a year and more than 200,000 jobs, while increasing electricity costs US$17-billion a year.That drew mockery from some quarters.“Keep in mind electricity costs about US$350-billion a year, which would mean the Chamber is predicting a one-time hike in electricity bills on the order of 5% a year,” a New York magazine report said.“For the average American, that’s about US$100 a year in his electric bill.”While the role of coal in the U.S. economy is declining, thanks partly to a new abundance of natural gas, it’s still “massive” — 18% of all American energy, said Andrew Leach, an energy economist at the University of Calgary.It occupies a similar role in the U.S. to that of oil and gas in Canada, said Leach — with each projected to eat up about one-third of either country’s total emissions target from the Copenhagen conference by 2020.As for boosters of Canadian oil, if they’re hoping their opponents down south will move on to new battles, they might be out of luck.One group already has an anti-Keystone news conference planned for later next week in Washington. And an employee at another green group compared the climate issue to a marathon — coal regulations might bring the U.S. closer to its emissions targets, he said, but Keystone XL is another leg and every mile counts.It’s unclear whether the Canadian government will adjust its own strategy.“I think the first reaction is going to be, ’Look, we’ve already moved on coal,”’ said Jean-Thomas Bernard, an energy economist at the University of Ottawa.“But this will add pressure.”Canadian Press read more
The US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power says US President Barack Obama places importance on the relationship the US has with Sri Lanka.Speaking at a United States-Sri Lanka Trade and Investment Framework Agreement Council Meeting, Power said that the US is committed to Sri Lanka’s continued progress and is determined to support President Maithripala Sirisena in his efforts to ensure that this progress delivers socio-economic benefits for the people of Sri Lanka. “When I visited in November, the change since my last visit in 2010 was palpable. People told me that it felt as though a repressive climate of fear had been lifted and that they could breathe again. Activists felt safe to work openly and, of course, to criticize the Government with new fervor. Journalists reported freely; political prisoners were being released; land was being returned to the people; and the internally displaced were beginning to go home in new numbers. As part of its determination to deal with the abuses of the past, moreover, the Government had committed to justice and reconciliation processes to try to serve all Sri Lankans. I’ve traveled to a lot of places going through transition and change, many of which have gone through conflict – of course every conflict is different from every other conflict – but conflict that also has left deep scars in a nation, as it has Sri Lanka, and I can say I have never seen a country take such swift strides in so little time. And I think it’s extremely important that when a country takes such steps that the United States be there with you and have your back because it’s certainly not easy,” she said.She also noted that Sri Lanka has, since January 2015, emerged as a global champion of human rights and democratic accountability. She also said that the the principles laid out in the Joint Action Plan between Sri Lanka and the US and the initiatives they facilitate will help further break down the barriers for women entrepreneurs, and again, that’s to the benefit of all Sri Lankans. She noted that in the sixteen months since that election, President Sirisena’s administration has made extraordinary progress toward these goals and the difference in the political and the security climate is felt across the island. “In an era when you just open a newspaper and see yet another world leader trying to change their constitution, expand the powers of whatever office they hold, here you have a situation where President Sirisena’s Government has passed an amendment to Sri Lanka’s constitution that reintroduced a two-term limit and reduced the power of his own office. To cite another example, Sri Lanka demonstrated last year its emerging leadership in UN peacekeeping, when President Sirisena announced new substantial military and police commitments – including infantry battalions, special forces, and combat logistic units – in a manner that’s going to benefit regional and global peace and security. This was one of the most impressive and significant pledges made at President Obama’s peacekeeping summit. And finally, Sri Lanka is in the midst of joining the Open Government Partnership, which will help it put in place some of the best practices that have been learned around the world in improving transparency, enhancing democratic accountability, and, critically, fighting corruption,” she added.Power, who is a member of Obama’s cabinet, said that a lot remains to be done in Sri Lanka, including on such goals as transitional justice, promoting lasting reconciliation, improving the quality of governance and clearing out the red tape.“And we are very clear-eyed about the challenges ahead, including the one that brings us together today, which is ensuring that the progress extends to Sri Lanka’s economy, and that it leads to improvements in daily lives,” she said. “Of course, the fact that we are all here in an incredibly positive atmosphere reflects just how much has changed in Sri Lanka since January 2015. That was the month where Sri Lankans cast their votes for a new era: one in which their leadership committed to seeking a durable peace, an accountable democracy, a new relationship with the outside world, and expanded opportunities for all,” she said. Power says the United States will seek to leverage its assistance this year to further support broad-based economic growth. Sri Lanka’s acceptance as a threshold member of the Millennium Challenge Corporation will provide another means through which the US can provide financial and development assistance.Power added that everyone wants Sri Lanka to be a country that is peaceful and democratic, where every citizen has a fair chance to build a better life. (Colombo Gazette) read more
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Basketball and talent shows commanded TV viewers’ attention last week.Three nights of NBA finals with Miami facing San Antonio were the top programs in prime time. They helped ABC, the network that aired them, to win the week overall, according to the Nielsen Co.Sunday’s game was the week’s most-watched show, seen by 16.3 million viewers; Thursday’s game drew 16.2 million and Tuesday’s clash was seen by 14 million viewers.NBC’s Monday edition of “The Voice” was right behind in fourth place, with the Tuesday edition of the singing competition claiming sixth place for the week. Tucked in between was “America’s Got Talent” on NBC.For the week, front-runner ABC averaged 7.5 million viewers. NBC was second with 6.1 million, followed by CBS with 5.1 million, while Univision had 3.2 million, Fox had 3.1 million, Telemundo had 1.6 million, ION Television had 1.1 million and the CW had 750,000.USA was the week’s most popular cable network, averaging 2.7 million viewers in prime time. Disney Channel had 2.5 million, History had 2.1 million and Fox News Channel had 1.7 million.NBC’s “Nightly News” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8.1 million viewers. ABC’s “World News” was second with 6.8 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.8 million viewers.For the week of June 10-16, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NBA Finals: San Antonio vs. Miami (Sunday), ABC, 16.27 million; NBA Finals: San Antonio vs. Miami (Thursday), ABC, 16.23 million; NBA Finals: San Antonio vs. Miami (Tuesday), ABC, 14.05 million; “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 11.85 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 11.52 million; “The Voice” (Tuesday), NBC, 10.66 million; “NCIS,” CBS, 8.67 million; “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 8.62 million; “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 7.43 million; “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” CBS, 7.14 million.___ABC and Disney Channel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is owned by CBS Corp.; CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp.; Fox and Fox News Channel are units of News Corp.; NBC, Telemundo and USA are owned by Comcast Corp.; ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks; History is owned by the A&E Television Networks.___Online:http://www.nielsen.com Assisted by basketball, ABC wins prime-time ratings week; NBC takes runner-up slot by Frazier Moore, The Associated Press Posted Jun 18, 2013 4:05 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more
If you’ve been waiting for a decent 4G LTE phone on Verizon Wireless and haven’t been impressed with the HTC Thunderbolt or the Samsung Droid Charge, LG is getting into the game with the LG Revolution. The Revolution will be a 4G LTE phone running Android 2.2 “Froyo,” and will launch with support for the newly-released Netflix Android app.The LG Revolution will be Verizon Wireless’ third 4G LTE phone, and according to a spec sheet obtained by DroidLife, it’ll hit store shelves on May 26th, the same day as the Sony Xperia Play and the Droid X2. In addition to being a 4G device, the Revolution will feature a 4.3-inch screen, a 5-megapixel, auto-focusing camera on the back, and a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front for video calls. It’ll be able to record video at 720p as well.You’ll also get all of the standard bells and whistles with the Revolution, including Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, even an HDMI port. Under the hood, you’ll find a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor , and the phone will launch with Android 2.2 “Froyo,” although why LG decided against including 2.3 “Gingerbread” is anyone’s guess. The phone will come pre-loaded with a 16GB microSD card that can be swapped out for up to 32GB.The Revolution will also feature Qi wireless charging, so you’ll be able to recharge the battery by placing the phone on a charging pad – but of course the charging pad isn’t included with the phone. You’ll have to buy the pad separately. If you have no plans on buying the pad, you can charge over USB.Another feature in the spec sheet worth noting is that LG has decided on Bing search instead of Google search as the default for the Revolution, the same way Samsung did with the Fascinate. That move earned Samsung wide scorn, and it’s doubtful that the Revolution will escape the same fate. Launching an Android phone with Bing Search and Bing Maps instead of Google Search and Google Maps is a tough sell for most Android users.The Revolution will, however, feature Netflix, so if you’re a Netflix subscriber you can enjoy streaming movies and TV shows on that huge 4.3-inch screen.Read more at Droid Life via Android Community read more
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Former Health Services Union (HSU) boss Kathy Jackson (nee Koukouvas) has been ordered to pay $1.4 million in compensation to the union for misappropriating funds.The judgment in the Federal Court this week came after damning evidence implicated Jackson in allegations of large-scale theft and misappropriation of HSU funds via cash cheques, a secret slush fund and three union-issued credit cards.The HSU alleged she wrongfully spent $1.4 million, dipping into union funds for years to fund her own lavish lifestyle.Revealed in bank statements subpoenaed by the HSU, Jackson spent $660,000 on clothes at high-end department stores, dinners at Melbourne’s top-rated restaurants and flights and accommodation for overseas holidays including to New York, Hong Kong and Europe.The court heard Jackson even used union funds for her home mortgage repayments and more than $50,000 in contributions towards a divorce settlement to ex-husband Jeff Jackson.The most blatant of Jackson’s alleged misappropriation, said the HSU, were regular withdrawals of “vast wads” of cash of up to $9,000 a time – about $250,000 in total – from her union branch’s operating funds in Victoria. Almost all of it was allegedly pocketed for her own use.The trial heard last month that evidence existed showing Ms Jackson had withdrawn funds from union accounts while in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Washington and London.She was also accused of using union funds money to cover business class airfares for her daughter to Europe, shopping at Myer and David Jones and a single $14,000 dinner bill for the exclusive Melbourne restaurant Fenix.Jackson succeeded Craig Thomson as HSU national secretary when he entered federal parliament as Labor MP for the NSW central coast, and famously blew the whistle on his misappropriation of union funds.Last year Jackson tried without success to have the civil trial against her abandoned, telling the court in October she was mentally unfit to defend herself. She did not attend the Federal Court during the hearing and has always claimed her use of union funds was appropriate. The judgment by Justice Richard Tracey is largely symbolic as Jackson declared bankruptcy just before her civil trial began. read more
Wish you could delete messages from Facebook Messenger? If so, you’re in luck: The app will now let you delete texts from conversations.On Tuesday, Facebook introduced the new unsend feature in a press release, which could be helpful if you tend to make typos or send the wrong emojis in Facebook Messenger. With the new feature, you can quickly remove mistakes and save yourself from an embarrassing chat. The new feature is now available for Facebook Messenger users on the latest versions of Android and iOS.Have you ever wanted to remove a message from a chat on Messenger? Starting today, you can easily with just a few taps. Learn more here: https://t.co/ncNG4EXuwb pic.twitter.com/xwTK90GLPT— Messenger (@messenger) February 5, 2019Deleting messages is easy: Tap on the message you want to remove and select the option, “Remove for Everyone.” The removed message will then be replaced with a text alerting conversation participants that the message was deleted. You’ll have up to 10 minutes to remove a message after it’s sent.Facebook Messenger will also let you remove messages for yourself. It’s similar to the process above, except you’ll tap “Remove for You.” Once you select this option, the message will only be removed from your screen, but not anyone else’s.Visit Facebook’s Messenger Help page for more details on the unsend feature.More on Geek.com:Facebook Is Reportedly Integrating Its Social Messaging AppsFacebook to Discontinue Moments Photo-Sharing AppFacebook’s New Page Initiatives Aim to Crack Down on Fake News Podcasts Are TV Shows Now With ‘Limetown’ Trailer7 Icebreakers for Facebook’s New Dating Service Stay on target read more
September 2, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThis year, Ace Parking is teaming up with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and the Ovarian Cancer Alliance in cities across America to help raise cancer awareness and save lives.Ginger Jeffries sat down with Keith Jones, owner of Ace Parking, to talk about the award-winning Park for Pink campaign.September is National Ovarian Cancer Month and October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During these two months, Ace is turning pink for breast cancer awareness as in previous years, and also teal, to represent the addition of ovarian cancer awareness to this year’s campaign.To help raise awareness, Ace Parking teams across the country will participate in Ovarian Cancer Awareness events throughout September. In October, Ace will once again temporarily change many of its well-recognized parking lot signs to pink-colored PARK FOR PINK signage with a custom logo. Team members will wear pink wristbands with teal lettering to celebrate Ace Parking’s pledge. Additionally, the official Ace Parking website will have a custom design to support the cause.During the months of September and October, each time a customer parks with Ace Parking, a portion of parking proceeds will be donated to the fight against ovarian cancer.“PARK FOR PINK was inspired by my own family’s fight against cancer, as well as the struggle of many others in our Ace Parking family,” said Keith B. Jones, third generation Owner & Managing Partner of Ace Parking. “Because so many are directly or indirectly impacted by cancer, I am privileged to utilize Ace Parking as a platform to support those who are suffering, those who treat and support cancer patients, and those who are working to find the cures.”For the last four years, the PARK FOR PINK program has generated over $250,000, which has been donated directly to organizations such as the Susan G. Komen® Foundation for breast cancer research, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to cure blood cancers, the American Cancer Society to help patients and their families, directly to oncology departments within hospitals, to the purchase of the da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system, and to other worthy organizations in their quest to find a cure and treat those who are challenged with the disease.Ace Parking received the International Parking Institute’s prestigious Parking Matters Award in recognition of the positive impact Ace is making in the global fight against cancer through the annual Park for Pink campaign. Additional information regarding the PARK FOR PINK campaign can be found at Ace Parking’s website: www.aceparking.com/park-for-pink/. Ginger Jeffries, Ginger Jeffries Posted: September 2, 2018 Ace Parking’s “Park for Pink” to raise awareness and funds for cancer Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter read more
The government has been shut down for nearly a month, leaving hundreds of thousands of furloughed employees to deal with the consequences of prolonged unpaid leave.It’s not all doom and gloom, though: It seems plenty of workers have found relief … online.Pornhub on Thursday reported a 5.94 percent increase in average daily traffic between Jan. 7 and 11—the shutdown’s third week—compared to levels prior to the Dec. 22 closure.As Mashable pointed out, correlation does not mean causation: It is winter, when people tend to stay indoors where it’s warm, cozy, and private.Still, it’s hard to deny the connection.(via Pornhub)The adult video platform’s peak traffic period across the US is typically from 1 p.m. to midnight.Since the shutdown began, though, afternoon rush hour rose by as much as 7 percent above average at 1 p.m.—when people would normally be at work. An influx of late-night users saw numbers grew as much as 14 percent, and early-morning traffic (from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.) saw a slight rise.“Those fluctuations are similar to other events (see winter storm Stella) when people tend to stay up later and sleep in when they don’t have to go to work in the morning,” according to Pornhub.X-rated traffic was up more than 6 percent in the nation’s capital, where there was a 12 percent boost in viewing after midnight.(via Pornhub)(The usual sunrise gridlock, on the other hand, dropped between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., which I can only assume means there were fewer people to watch porn on their morning commute.)Average visit time during the week, meanwhile, gained 33 seconds (from 10 minutes 37 seconds to 11 minutes 10 seconds), “further indicating that some people have a bit more time with on their hands,” the site said.Pornhub statisticians also noticed a shift in popular categories over the last month, suggesting themes popular among government workers, including “threesome” (+66 percent), “small tits” (+57 percent), “squirt” (+54 percent), and “cuckold” (+49 percent).“If you find yourself with some extra time due to the government shutdown, just remember that here at Pornhub we’re always HARD at work,” the blog added.More on Geek.com:‘Fortnite’ and Stormy Daniels Dominate Pornhub’s Top Searches in 2018Pornhub Offers Free Leaf Removal Service in Upstate New YorkPornhub Adds Closed Captioning for Porn Stay on target Virginia Outlaws Deepfake Revenge PornArizona Lawmaker Proposes Porn Tax to Pay for Border Wall read more
This flow chart shows the amount of energy (in quads) that is produced by different energy sources and consumed by different sectors. Image credit: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the US Department of Energy. Citation: US energy use chart shows we waste more than half of our energy (2011, April 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-energy_1.html (PhysOrg.com) — This flow chart of the estimated US energy use in 2009, assembled by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), paints a pretty sobering picture of our energy situation. To begin with, it shows that more than half (58%) of the total energy produced in the US is wasted due to inefficiencies, such as waste heat from power plants, vehicles, and light bulbs. In other words, the US has an energy efficiency of 42%. And, despite the numerous reports of progress in solar, wind, and geothermal energy, those three energy sources combined provide just 1.2% of our total energy production. The vast majority of our energy still comes from petroleum (37%), natural gas (25%), and coal (21%). That percentage of oil illustrates that by far our biggest problem – or area of improvement – is transportation. As the chart shows, the transportation sector is the single biggest consumer of energy, accounting for nearly 40% of the energy consumed by the four sectors (along with residential, commercial, and industrial). In comparison, just 16% is used for residential use. And while the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors waste about 20% of their energy, the transportation sector wastes a full 75%, making it just 25% energy-efficient. Part of this waste is due to the fact that cars are an inherently inefficient way to move people around, since much of the energy must go into moving the massive car and not simply the person.The chart emphasizes the importance of using alternative methods of transportation – walking, biking, public transportation, or anything else that moves more human and less steel. Unfortunately, due to developers building sprawling suburbs to satisfy Americans’ demands of large homes and yards, many people now find themselves miles from the nearest grocery store and have no choice but to drive everywhere. To illustrate how transportation consumption and waste dwarfs residential consumption, a blog post on Treehugger notes that “building suburbs of Energy Star houses with solar panels on top is a complete waste of time.”With that being said, comparing the 2009 chart to the 2008 chart shows that we’re making progress. The total amount of solar energy production increased from 0.09 to 0.11 quads, wind energy increased from 0.51 to 0.70 quads, and geothermal increased from 0.35 to 0.37 quads. (The amount of energy in one quad is equivalent to that produced by the burning of 36 million tonnes of coal.) Overall, the US consumed less total energy in 2009 (94.6 quads) than in 2008 (99.2 quads) as well as any year back to 1999 (97 quads), which is the first year for which LLNL has a chart on its website. There were even three years during the past decade when the country consumed more than 100 quads. In addition, the total waste in 2008 was 57.07 quads, compared to 54.64 quads in 2009 (though the percentage wasted was about the same).Although there is vast room for improvement, if the US can employ a combination of decreasing consumption, increasing efficiency, and increasing the role of renewable energy sources, hopefully we’ll continue heading in the right direction. Explore further More information: via: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Treehugger US energy use drops in 2008 © 2010 PhysOrg.com 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. read more
Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… 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. December 29, 2014 — Image Wisely.org now offers online educational materials for fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT) and nuclear medicine exams. Fluoroscopy is the latest addition to Image Wisely, which helps radiology providers optimize radiation dose and provide safe, effective imaging care. “Fluoroscopy can deliver one of the higher radiation doses in medical imaging. This new initiative will help radiology providers deliver quality patient care and optimize radiation dose and image quality during fluoroscopic procedures,” said Richard Morin, Ph.D., co-chair and American College of Radiology (ACR) representative to Image Wisely. The materials cover a broad array of topics including: principles of radiation safety for patients and the teams performing fluoroscopy procedures; dose monitoring; teamwork; organizational culture; checklists and other tools from the process improvement perspective. Also included are protocols and techniques on principles for diagnostic fluoroscopic procedures, interventional procedures and cardiac procedures. “Careful planning and execution of fluoroscopically-guided interventional procedures can reduce procedure risk as well as radiation exposure to the patient and hospital staff,” said William Mayo-Smith, M.D., co-chair and Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) representative to Image Wisely.While fluoroscopy is the third largest source of medical radiation exposure behind CT and nuclear medicine, it provides tremendous diagnostic and treatment value. Fluoroscopy is used in many types of examinations and procedures, including barium enemas, cardiac catheterization, arthrography, angiography and biopsies. “Our goal is to ensure that every facility uses appropriate dose reduction techniques when performing fluoroscopic procedures,” said Donald Peck, Ph.D., American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) representative to Image Wisely. “The new Image Wisely webpage is a one-stop location to find advice and links to credible resources to help facilities reduce the incidence of adverse reactions to the patient due to excess radiation and improper technique.” “Radiation safety during fluoroscopic procedures depends on an extensive network of people working together as a team,” said Greg Morrison, MA, RT (R), American Society of Radiologic Technologist (ASRT) representative to Image Wisely. “High-performing teams greatly exceed the capabilities of individuals, no matter their skill, intelligence or dedication.”For more information: www.acr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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Facebook Comments Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned Costa Rica as an example of a peaceful nation that maintains a good relation with his country, despite supporting a two-state solution. He made the comment during his joint press conference with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House.A reporter asked Netanyahu at the conference, held Wednesday: “Do you back off from your vision to the end of the conflict of two-state solution as you laid out in Bar-Ilan speech, or you still support it?”In his response, the Prime Minister questioned what Abu Mazen — Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine — means by two states. He said:“A state that doesn’t recognize the Jewish state? A state that basically is open for attack against Israel? What are we talking about? Are we talking about Costa Rica, or are we talking about another Iran? So obviously it means different things.”The PM also told the reporter that he had already cited the conditions that he believes are necessary for an agreement. “It’s the recognition of the Jewish state, and it is Israel’s security control of the entire area. Otherwise, we’re just fantasizing,” Netanyahu said.The press office of Foreign Minister Manuel González Sanz responded to a Tico Times request for comment on the remarks by saying that for now, González will not address the issue.SupportCosta Rican governments during the past decade have been in favor of a two-state solution.In 1947, Costa Rica had the decisive vote at the United Nations General Assembly on the partition plan that led to the establishment of Israel.However, President Óscar Arias formally recognized Palestinian statehood in February 2008, sparking a debate about the status of Palestinian territories in the West Bank and Gaza.Two years before, Arias had already shaken the country’s relations with Israel when he decided to move the Costa Rican Embassy from Jerusalem to the Israeli capital, Tel Aviv.At the time the Costa Rican and Salvadoran embassies were the only two located in Jerusalem.Watch Netanyahu’s remarks at the press conference in the White House. Related posts:Make Costa Rica great again? President Luis Guillermo Solís to meet with U.S. Vice President Michael Pence Who’s who on the PLN ballot: forecasts for tomorrow’s presidential primary State of the Nation: President Solís highlights economic growth, urges fiscal reforms read more
August 1, 2017 614 Views Serious delinquency rates are down for both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to the two Enterprises’ most recent summary reports. In June, Fannie’s serious delinquency rate dropped three basis points—down to 1.01 percent—while Freddie’s rate fell to 0.85 percent—its lowest point since 2008.Overall, Fannie Mae’s book of business has increased 2.9 percent over the year. Its mortgage portfolio balance ticked up nearly $10 million, clocking in at $316 billion by the end of June. The GSE completed 7,587 loan modifications for the month.Freddie’s guarantee portfolio experienced solid growth as well, rising 6 percent for the year, while its total investments portfolio and mortgage-related investments portfolio dropped, declining 11 percent and 12 percent from June 2016, respectively.Of its total guarantee portfolio, 75 percent is comprised of mortgage loans, marking an increased share of 6 percentage points from one year prior. Purchase volume is down, however, dropping 20 percent in the last 12 months due to declining refinance activity.Donald H. Layton, CEO of Freddie Mac, said he is proud of the work his team is doing—and the success Freddie has had in improving the nation’s housing finance system.“Our continued very solid financial results and strong business fundamentals reflect the company’s transformation into a well-run commercial enterprise,” Layton said. “This transformation is enabling us to better deliver on the mission that is our purpose—to provide liquidity, stability, and affordability to the American primary mortgage market. We’re doing that by helping lenders of all sizes compete which, in turn, expands affordable housing opportunities for borrowers and renters nationwide.”Freddie’s recent focus on transferring credit risk has also helped the Enterprise better serve American homebuyers, Layton said.“Through our award-winning credit risk transfer programs, we’re fulfilling our mission with much less risk to taxpayers than in the past.The GSE has transferred risk on $105 billion in loans to date, accounting for about 33 percent of its total outstanding single-family guarantee portfolio—a seven percentage point jump from June 2016.See the full reports at FannieMae.com and FreddieMac.com. in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines Share Delinquency Rates Fannie Mae Freddie Mac HOUSING mortgage 2017-08-01 Aly J. Yale Delinquencies Down, Down, Down read more
Taxify is now available in Limassol following a successful start in Nicosia, it was announced on Friday.Within its first six weeks of operation in Cyprus Taxify’s mobile phone application has exceeded 5,000 users, while its drivers make more than 150 journeys a day. Taxify started operating in Cyprus with six drivers and now it has over 50.According to Taxify Cyprus director, Sotiris Tsigarides, customers are happy to be able to call a taxi at the touch of a button. This new method has also benefited drivers who have seen their income rise by as much as € 1,500 a month.To attract even more customers Taxify is offering all customers in Nicosia and Limassol a 50 per cent discount for credit card payments through the application. Additionally, customers can benefit by suggesting another person as they will both get a discount for their next trip.The app allows users to set their location and see where the nearest partner taxi is and order it. The taxi can be tracked heading to the customer’s location and indicates how long far away it is and how long it will take to arrive.Customers can also track their routes while inside the cab, preventing drivers from taking longer routes and overcharging for trips. Customers can also pay via their phones.The application was created in Estonia and has been a great success in Europe, Central America and Africa. With 5 million users in 30 countries and with transactions over $ 1 billion, it is today the most rapidly growing technology company in Europe. You May LikeRelocation Target7 New Cars You Could Buy Cheap in United StatesRelocation TargetUndoEditorChoiceFast Food Meals That We All Secretly LoveEditorChoiceUndoWorldemandAaron Rodgers’ New House Is One-Of-A-KindWorldemandUndo Limassol police investigating attempted murderUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoProperty owners price themselves out of the marketUndoby Taboolaby Taboola read more
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28, Make a few more openings in the can using a can opener and leave the rest of the beer in the can.4 billion and earnings of $2.” The National Chairman said that Britain should not allow its environment to be turned into a haven for anti-democracy conspirators. with Development Homes Inc. in Grand Forks celebrating its 40th anniversary of serving people in nurturing home-based settings instead of in institutionsOne of DHI’s three co-founders Leland H Lipp was present to talk about the history of the company and its growth in Grand ForksLipp a psychologist working at what was formerly the Medical Rehabilitation Center Hospital in Grand Forks in the 1970s wanted to find a way to get children with developmental disabilities into a better environment while being treated“We didn’t want kids to be institutionalized” Lipp said “We wanted them in a family living-type situation”This led to Lipp Dick Christensen and Clarence Ohlsen — all professionals working in children’s services at the time — founding the original Development House in 1974 which was a foster home on Dyke Avenue for children who needed care at what was formerly the Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital where Lipp worked at the timeTwo of these first children were Dawn Goulet 13 and BJ Cammack 11Forty years later the two women were present at the Development Homes open house to celebrate the progress they have made toward achieving independenceDevelopment Homes CEO Sandi Marshall had nothing but good things to say about Goulet who is now 52 perpetually smiling and living in her own apartment with her pet rabbit Molly“She is the most pleasant person I’ve met in my entire life” Marshall saidEnding institutionalizationWhile Goulet and Cammack were able to experience 40 years of DHI’s home-based treatment many others before them were denied such treatment until a major lawsuit in 1980 led to drastic changes in how developmentally disabled people were treated in North DakotaThe Association for Retarded Citizens of North Dakota (now know as The Arc) brought a case against the state regarding what used to be known as Grafton State School’s conditions and treatment of individuals The lawsuit resulted in a drastic reduction in patient populations and improved treatment for those who remainedFor those that were de-institutionalized DHI helped move many people from institutional settings to home-based settings DHI continued to build more homes in the area and now has seven residences in neighborhoods around Grand Forks many of which aren’t recognizable as group homesMarshall said DHI serves nearly 200 people Forty-five live in the group homes approximately 80 are provided in-house care in their own residences 15 families receive family support and around 45 are involved in the company’s employment programTori Johnson president of DHI’s board of directors said the company’s staff is very personal in their work“It really is a vocation and passion” she said “It’s not just a job to them”To conclude the open house program a short video played telling the stories of Goulet and Cammack At the end of the video presentation Goulet could be seen on the screen being asked how she felt about her 40 years’ experience with DHIHer smile matched her response:“Happy” she saidFranken announced last week that he intends to resign amid allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior from several womenIt’s widely speculated that Dayton will pick Lt Gov Tina Smith — a stalwart ally of his with a career of working behind the scenes but never in the glare of a spotlight such as that which shines on a US senatorDayton has the sole authority to appoint a replacement who will serve until 2019 Minnesotans will have their say during the November 2018 general election which will now include both US Senate seatsSince Franken hasn’t actually resigned Wednesday’s announcement will be just that: an announcement not a swearing-in with pompDayton will no doubt say why he’s picking his designee And that person is expected to be on hand as well perhaps with prepared remarks and most likely ready to answer questions from the mediaIt’s safe to assume that Dayton a Democrat will appoint a like-minded Democrat so don’t expect any major pivots on policy issuesStill there are questions that need to be answered Here are a few:CARETAKER OR CANDIDATEDoes the new senator plan to merely hold the seat as a caretaker as some Democratic strategists are hoping or does she plan to run in the 2018 election as other Democrats are hopingThis is a political question A caretaker path would appease some local Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party activists who want to respect the DFL nominating process opening the field to numerous candidates for vetting On the other hand an appointee who wishes to run in 2018 would have the advantage of incumbency — a tactic strongly urged by some national Democratic strategistsLT GOVERNOR SUCCESSIONIf it is indeed Smith who will become lieutenant governor According to the Minnesota Constitution and state law the president of the state Senate would ascend to the post This could get awkward since Republicans currently control the Senate and the president is state Sen Michelle Fischbach of PaynesvilleAdding to the intrigue: the Senate currently tilts Republican by one vote 34-33 A Fishbach vacancy would make it an even split — except that Sen Dan Schoen’s resignation (also amid allegations of sexual misconduct) takes effect Friday CONSTITUENT SERVICESHow will the continuity of the Senate office be ensuredThis is more than a mere bureaucratic question Constituents — regular Minnesotans with federal concerns ranging from citizenship to Social Security problems — rely on our two senators to shepherd their concerns when other options fail These sorts of transitions happen whenever a senator leaves office but usually there’s a lot more lead timeBengaluru: Questioning Rahul Gandhi’s temple visits ahead of the coming Karnataka assembly polls union minister and Karnataka election-in-charge Prakash Javadekar said Congress was earlier "pseudo secular" but is now "pseudo Hindu" "They are changing brands They were earlier pseudo secularists now they represent pseudo Hinduism People understand what is an election gimmick and what is true devotion" the minister said He claimed that Gandhi did not go to temples in Delhi when he was elected Congress president which was the biggest day in his life File image of BJP leader Prakash Javadekar Reuters "He goes to temples in Gujarat and Karnataka because there is election So it is a vote gimmick But people are not fools Robust common sense works and people understand who is a real devotee and who is an election devotee" He took a dig at the ruling Congress in Karnataka saying that on the one hand its leaders are visiting temples and on the other brought out a circular from taking and appropriating all temples mutts under the endowment department The circular was later withdrawn hurriedly under public pressure he pointed out Welcoming Gandhi to Karnataka on behalf of his party the union minister said his arrival ensures BJP’s victory "Congress president Rahul Gandhi is in Karnataka We welcome him because wherever he goes the BJP wins This is the track record It has been seen in Uttar Pradesh Himachal Pradesh Uttarakhand Assam Maharashtra Haryana Jharkhand Jammu and Kashmir and recently Gujarat" Alleging deterioration in the law and order in Karnataka he said 25 pro-Hindu activists and murder of two journalists give a clear picture of ‘lawlessness’ in the state An Audi research facility in Dresden Germany has managed to create the first batches of diesel fuel with a net-zero carbon footprint made from carbon dioxide (CO2) water and renewable energy sources such as wind or solar power Germanys government has welcomed the new technology created in partnership with a greentech company called Sunfire Johanna Wanka Germany’s Federal Minister of Education and Research even test drove the fuel and called it "a crucial contribution to climate protection and the efficient use of resources" according to an Audi press release The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now View Sample Sign Up Now Manufacturing involves first breaking down steam into hydrogen and oxygen through high-temperature electrolysis The hydrogen then reacts with CO2 to create a liquid called “blue crude” This is then refined to make the e-diesel A visual infographic released by Audi explains the steps in detail Audi Handout The next stage for the project will be industrial scale production because Sunfire only has capacity to produce 3000 liters (7925 gal) of e-diesel in coming months "If we get the first sales order we will be ready to commercialize our technology" said Sunfire CTO Christian von Olshausen in a company press release Read next: This Is How Much OPEC Really Earns Listen to the most important stories of the day Contact us at editors@timecomThursday Separately a 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