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A Comprehensive Guide To UI Design

first_img HomeWeb DesignA Comprehensive Guide To UI Design Posted on 21st February 2018Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share (This is a sponsored article.) With the big picture established — mapping user journeys and defining your design’s look and feel — my fifth article in this series of ten articles dives into the details of designing user interface components.UX, IA, UI: All of these abbreviations can be confusing. In reality, as designers, we’ll often be working across these different specialisms: designing the overall user experience (UX), organizing information logically as we consider information architecture (IA), and considering the granular design of the user interface (UI). From our sponsors: A Comprehensive Guide To UI Design A Comprehensive Guide To UI DesignYou are here: Related postsInclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources13th December 2019Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?12th December 2019Building A CSS Layout: Live Stream With Rachel Andrew10th December 2019Struggling To Get A Handle On Traffic Surges10th December 2019How To Design Profitable Sales Funnels On Mobile6th December 2019How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 2)5th December 2019last_img read more

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Hacking Our Brains: Motivating Others By Snatching Back Rewards

first_imgThis post first appeared on the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service; it has been edited. For inquires, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.Cognitive psychologists have refined a clever brain hack for improving performance on challenging tasks: Give people their maximum reward up front, but deduct from it when they don’t hit the mark.Turns out that if we start off assuming people will live up to our highest expectations, imposing consequences for falling short ends up being a better motivator than tying rewards to doing well.First Giveth—Then Taketh AwayThe strategy exploits a unique fact about motivation: Humans generally care way more about losses than gains.The theory is based on famous experimental studies on the so-called “endowment effect.” When people get something for free—a coffee mug, say—they get attached to it and want more money to let it go than they’d pay to acquire it in the first place. For instance, someone might ask $5 for the mug when selling it, but wouldn’t pay more than $3 to buy it themselves.More recent research exploited the endowment effect to help teachers improve student test scores. Researchers found up to a 10 percentile score improvement when teachers got their entire bonus pay up front, but had to hand part of it back if they failed to meet their goals at the end of the school year. By contrast, promising teachers a bonus at the end of school produced no score improvements at all.In the most recent study (PDF link), a team at the University of Washington found a similar effect when testing people on challenging sensory tasks. When researchers deducted money from a preexisting reward pot, subjects made fewer errors than a group that received incremental rewards for each correct response.Rewards Make Us Risk-AverseBut that study showed something else interesting. First, consider the study’s visual task. Participants watched randomly flashing lights from the right and left side of a screen and had to quickly determine which side blinked more frequently.Subjects receiving traditional rewards were more likely to choose the side they had previously guessed, even though each round of the game was completely random. Those in danger of losing money, by contrast, were less likely to be biased toward their previous answer — and, hence, were better at guessing correctly.“Objectively, you’d think that winning 25 cents would have the same magnitude of effect as losing 25 cents, but that’s not what we find,” explained Jan Kubanek, lead author and graduate student at the Washington University School of Medicine.The upshot: presuming people will perform at their very best may be a better strategy than hoping they can get somewhere close to a goal.Brain image courtesy of Shutterstock A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Endowment Effect#Ferenstein Wire#Loss Aversion#psychology#Rewards#Risk Aversion gregory ferenstein Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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Kansas ~ Personal Income Tax: Changes to Net Operating Losses for Individuals Addressed

first_imgFor personal income tax purposes, the Kansas Department of Revenue has issued a notice informing taxpayers that for tax years beginning after December 31, 2016, there is no requirement for an individual to add-back a federal net operating loss as an addition modification as a result of recently enacted legislation (TAXDAY, 2017/06/09, S.7). According to the notice, the effect of this amendment is to allow a federal net operating loss taken on an individual’s federal Form 1040 to “flow through” to Kansas. The department also notes that the legislation did not change the manner in which prior year net operating losses are treated. Except as permitted or required on their federal income tax return for tax years beginning after December 31, 2016, an individual may not carry a prior year net operating loss forward to tax year 2013 or later years, or back to any earlier tax year.Notice 17-05, Kansas Department of Revenue, July 1, 2017, ¶201-924last_img read more

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Biomedical research leaders urge Trump administration to quickly appoint an NIH director

first_imgLike other scientific organizations, biomedical research advocates are scrambling to make contact with President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team to weigh in on his science policies and appointments. This week, a science star–studded group that including two former directors of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, released a set of recommendations aimed at making NIH run better and offered advice on choosing an NIH director—ideally within Trump’s first 100 days in office.“We really wanted to stay clear of the open-hand message that just says, ‘If you give us more money we’ll do better,’” says the group’s chair, molecular biologist Keith Yamamoto of the University of California, San Francisco. “We tried to make recommendations that would be actionable without more money.”The 27-page report, released on 14 November, comes from 12 science and policy experts, including former NIH directors Harold Varmus and Elias Zerhouni. 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Varmus pushed for an overhaul years ago and current NIH Director Francis Collins attempted to make changes, but didn’t get far. “We understand the inertia and political forces that make these things very difficult, but this was so important to the committee that we felt it we should raise it again,” Yamamoto says.One fresh recommendation is for NIH to broaden the expertise of peer review panels so they can better assess transdisciplinary research. The report also suggests a grants program to support NIH’s in-house scientists when they move into academia, a move that would help convert the agency’s intramural program into “an incubator for early stage investigators.”The most urgent task for the Trump administration is to appoint “a wise and bold Director” within 100 days who should be familiar with NIH, says the group, which began working on its report in July with funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.Yamamoto said his team is also working up a list of names to lead NIH and the National Cancer Institute. On a visit to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., yesterday to discuss NIH matters with key members such as Representative Tom Cole (R–OK), who chairs the House of Representatives committee that oversees NIH’s budget, Yamamoto was struck by what he described as “chaos in both parties.” His group also “made contact” with Trump ally Newt Gingrich, who may not be directly involved with science appointments but who Yamamoto said is “hugely influential and very strongly supportive” of NIH.Yamamoto is also hoping that Ben Carson, the former presidential candidate and retired pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, will be a sympathetic listener. “Colleagues from Hopkins felt he was someone we can talk to,” Yamamoto says about Carson, who has ruled himself out for a cabinet post but expects to remain as an adviser to the president-elect.There’s no official word from Collins about his plans. But his longtime right-hand adviser Kathy Hudson, NIH deputy director for science, outreach, and policy, who had said before the election that she planned to leave NIH, tweeted this week that she’s departing on 16 December to spend time with her family and look for her “next adventure.” Some observers suggest Collins will also be ready to step down soon.*Update, 17 November, 8:47 a.m.: The article has been been updated to clarify that Kathy Hudson had discussed her plans to leave the National Institutes of Health before the election.last_img read more

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Wales recall unfit Gareth Bale for crucial Euro 2020 qualifiers

first_imgLondon: Gareth Bale, who is struggling with a calf problem, has been included by Ryan Giggs in the Wales squad for their must-win final two Euro 2020 qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Hungary. The 30-year-old Real Madrid star — who has not played since scoring for Wales in their 1-1 draw with World Cup finalists Croatia on October 13 — is nevertheless considered a doubt for both the game in Azerbaijan on November 16 and at home to Hungary on the 19. The Welsh — surprise semi-finalists at Euro 2016 — are presently fourth in their group, six points adrift of table-topping Croatia and four shy of second-placed Hungary. Both Croatia and Hungary have just one game remaining. Bale returned to light training with Real Madrid last week after a visit to London sparked more speculation about his future.Related News Barca leave it late to sneak past Leganes Zinedine Zidane urges fans to back Gareth Bale Spain great Iker Casillas: Wrong to award Ballon d’Or to Cristiano Ronaldo This accelerated on Monday with claims Real Madrid were preparing a £70m illion ($90 million) bid plus Bale to lure England striker Raheem Sterling away from Manchester City. Giggs has also called up Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who could make his first appearance in the qualifiers after recovering from a thigh injury. Another midfielder Joe Allen, like Bale and Ramsey a pivotal figure in the 2016 team, is named in the squad despite being suspended for the trip to Azerbaijan on November 16. The 29-year-old — presently playing for second tier strugglers Stoke City — will return for the Hungary game in Cardiff. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoeverlast_img read more

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Ronaldo bites back at Isco: Madrid ‘crisis’ not my business

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has insisted that Real Madrid’s on-pitch “crisis” is no business of his as the Blancos continue to struggle without the record-breaking goalscorer. Ronaldo left Madrid over the summer for Juventus, with only Mariano Diaz arriving at the Santiago Bernabeu to replace the Portugal international up front. That decision has come back to haunt the club, who have looked uncharacteristically blunt in front of goal and even flirted with a record run without netting before Marcelo finally found the net against Levante on Saturday.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Madrid nevertheless went down 2-1 to the Valencia club, their third Liga defeat in four games, although Isco opined that nobody was “crying” over Ronaldo’s absence. And Cristiano was similarly dismissive when asked by reporters about his former employers. “It’s all right. You cannot cry,” the forward said ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash between Juventus and Manchester United, another of his ex-clubs. “I do not have to talk about other clubs.”Everyone knows the story I had at Real Madrid and what is important, tomorrow’s game. It’s not for me to talk about the crisis of others.”Ronaldo went on to praise old boss Sir Alex Ferguson, while anticipating a tough 90 minutes against the club where he became a superstar. “It’s a huge emotional thing for me to come back. I know all about the history. I won trophies here – cups, leagues, Champions League,” he added.”Sir Alex Ferguson is someone I will never ever forget and I’d like to express my best possible wishes to him.”It will be a difficult game, we know United have a good team, they are at home, but we have our weapons and we have a chance.”If we play good, the way the coach wants, we have a chance to win the game.”Juventus and Man United currently occupy the top two spots in Group H, with the Italians holding a perfect six points and the Reds two back having drawn against Valencia and beaten Young Boys so far. Ronaldo, the Champions League’s top scorer of all time, will be hoping for better fortunes this time round, after receiving a red card in his competition debut for Juve for a hair-pull on Valencia’s Jeison Murillo.last_img read more

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SPORT-RESULTS 6

first_img6th race: The Mystical Plate, 1600 M.6th race: The Mystical Plate, 1600 M.Cha Cha Cha (Mr.Devaraj Palaniswamy) 57 Tanveer FirstOwn Asset 58.5 C.Brisson SecondFortune Favours 60 ZulquarNain ThirdAcademus 51 Noorshed FourthAll RanWon by: 1-1/2L 1-1/4L 5-1/2Time : one min 38.72 secsTote :Rs.13 for win Rs.9 Rs.14 and Rs.6 for placesWinner Trained by: RahmathullaFavourite: WentworthSHP: Rs.46Quinella: Rs.152Forecast: Rs.146Tanala : Rs.355 on 6 tickets(More) PTI COR ROH RBS RBSlast_img

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Cricket LIVE STREAMING IPL 2018, RR vs MI: When, where and how to watch? Jio TV, Hotstar, Airtel TV app

first_imgRajasthan Royals will aim to bounce back after suffering two consecutive losses, while Mumbai Indians will be in search of their second win when they face-off in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.With two wins and three defeats, Rajasthan are placed fifth with four points, while Mumbai are sixth with one win in four games. But the good thing for Mumbai is that their sole win came in their last match — a 46-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday.Rajasthan started their IPL 2018 campaign on a poor note, hammered by Sunrisers Hyderabad by 9 wickets. They however, gained momentum and registered two back-to-back wins against Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Later, Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings outclassed them by seven wickets and 64 runs respectively.The visiting side at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Mumbai lost all the first three matches. First, against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the season opener, then to Sunrisers Hyderabad and to Delhi Daredevils before overcoming RCB with a supreme batting show. Rohit Sharma (94 off 52) and West Indian Ervin Lewis (65) powered Mumbai to 213. Mumbai then restricted RCB to 167 as Virat Kohli’s magnificent 92 went in vain.What time is RR vs MI?The game starts on 8PM IST on April 22 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.What TV channel and live stream is the IPL 2018 Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select 1 SD, Star Sports Select 1 HD (English), Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD (Hindi), Star Sports 1 Tamil (Tamil), Suvarna Plus (Kannada), Jalsha Movies (Bengali), Maa Movies (Telegu). Live streaming will be available on hotstar.com.advertisementWhen is the IPL match Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians?The 21st match of the IPL will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur from 8PM IST.Where will the IPL 2018 match between Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians be played?The Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians match will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur from 8PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2018 match between Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2018 match between Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians from our live blog on indiatoday.in.How to watch IPL 2018 match between Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians on Airtel TV and JioTV Apps?You have to download the applications and sign in and you can watch the matches for free.What are the team squads for the IPL 2018 match between Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians?Mumbai Indians: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (W), Rohit Sharma (C), Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Akila Dananjaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Adam MilneRajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (C), Heinrich Klaasen, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (W), Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin, D Arcy Short, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Ish Sodhi, Prashant Chopra, Sudhesan Midhun, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Jatin Saxena, Dushmantha Chameeralast_img read more

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New round of CPP changes end age restrictions on survivor benefits

first_imgOTTAWA – Samantha MacDougall thought her fight to get her late partner’s Canada Pension Plan benefits would take years.The government ended the fight for her.Newly approved changes to the Canada Pension Plan will mean widows and widowers, regardless of age, will receive full survivor benefits, changing five decades of federal policy.The changes mean anyone under age 35 without children or a disability will receive benefits immediately, rather than having to wait to age 65, and will end benefit clawbacks for survivors under age 45.Anyone previously denied survivor benefits because of the age rule will be able to re-apply for benefits when the rules take effect in 2019. Those receiving a reduced benefit will automatically see their benefits recalculated upwards.The government estimates the changes will affect 40,000 people, about half of them being young survivors like MacDougall.“It is the right thing to do and seeing as the change is being made, I must not be the only one who thinks so,” said MacDougall, whose partner, Greg Weeks, died in 2013.“It is exciting that no one else, including myself, is going to have to waste any of their precious living hours having to fight this (rule) any longer.”Federal research found the tight rules disqualified about one-third of widowed Canadians from immediate benefits, such as Jilian Derksen who was told she would have to wait until she turned 65 to collect payments.A federal tribunal rejected her appeal of the decision, saying she had no hope of winning.Derksen said she planned to submit anew her application for the benefits accrued by her husband Daniel, who died in 2016.“This is great news, just when I thought rules can’t be broken,” she said.For decades, the government maintained the age restrictions reflected the fact that a survivor with no children or disability ought to be able to adapt financially to the loss of a partner by going back to work. The benefits were paid out when the surviving spouse turned 65.An official from the Finance Department said the changes recognized survivors of any age face financial difficulties following the death of a spouse.The change to survivor benefits was one of several that Finance Minister Bill Morneau and his provincial counterparts agreed to during a two-day meeting this week and one that had broad support from labour groups and opposition parties.But those same groups are withholding judgment on other changes designed to boost retirement benefits for parents and those with disabilities.The finance ministers agreed to a formula to assign income for years when someone was out of the workforce to raise a child or because of disability — a drop-in amount based on an average of previous years’ earnings. The provision differs from what exists in the base CPP, where recipients can drop years of lower earnings from the calculation of their retirement pension.The government says the drop-in rules would protect the CPP enhancement retirement pension, but Conservative MP Karen Vecchio said she wanted see the numbers to prove that was the case.“What is the difference really for women who have taken time off to raise their children under the age of seven? Is this going to be beneficial to them or not?”NDP critic Scott Duvall said he didn’t think that the drop-in provisions would provide the same benefits as the drop-out provisions in the base CPP.“What they’ve done is give us some half measures for what we’re actually asking for. Women and people with disabilities should be given the full protections under the enhancements.”Hassan Yussuff, president of the Canadian Labour Congress, called on the government to provide actuarial modelling to show what is going to happen over time.“Unless they’re able to produce that, then I think it’s a real problem for us politically because we couldn’t support it if it doesn’t really end up ensuring that women and folks with disabilities aren’t going to be disadvantaged,” he said.last_img read more

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Love Conquers All Courtney and Adam Win Season 6 of CTVs THE

first_imgAdvertisement Tonight’s episode encores Saturday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. ET / MT and 8 p.m. ET / MT on CTV and CTV GO. Visit CTV.ca to check local listings. Stream full episodes of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA: HEROES EDITION from the beginning on CTV.ca and CTV GO. Previous seasons are also available for streaming now on CraveTV. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Login/Register With: TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2018 – After three countries, seven provinces, 16 cities, and over 50,000 kilometres, first responders Courtney and Adam have won Season 6 of CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA: HEROES EDITION. Following an intense fight to the finish line in Alberta, Courtney and Adam were the first team to meet host Jon Montgomery at the final Pit Stop at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course, each taking home the All-New 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Redline, a once in a lifetime trip for two around the world, $250,000 in cash, and the coveted title of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA champions. In this final leg, with everything on the line, Courtney and Adam beat out fellow finalists Taylor and Courtney, and Dylan and Kwame.“I had so many wonderful dreams about this moment, but this is so much better,” said Adam to Host Jon Montgomery at the Pit Stop. “I think 20/30 years from now I’ll remember exactly how Courtney supported me, trusted me, and loved me.”“We learned to keep cool, stay positive, and lean on each other,” added Courtney. “I think most importantly our relationship is 10 times stronger than it was. I didn’t know I could love this guy any more than I already did, and do. It’s such a surreal feeling to look at this guy and look into his face and think about all the things that we’ve done, and we’ve done it together. We really did carry the weight at different times and bring each other up, and we functioned so well as a team.” Facebooklast_img read more

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Alberta man says A and W restaurant called police after he bought

first_imgHe was visiting from Athabasca Alta. for a gathering.He said he is used to seeing racism in small-town Alberta. He said he shared the same story on his Facebook account and is uncomfortable with all the attention it has received.“For me to get all this attention for something that Indigenous people face every day it isn’t right.” He said. “It says a lot about our social norms.”He said he has spoken to A and W public relations and they are “taking the incident seriously.”“They also said she had been in before and was “menacing,” he said. “This is a little lady, maybe 100 pounds with a walker. She couldn’t be menacing to anyone”He felt compelled to take to social media because of how Indigenous people are subjected to racism across Canada.“You have to stand up sometimes.” He said.APTN News has contacted A and W Canada for a response but had not heard back.A and W did respond to Driedger’s brother in law on Twitter.Hey @AWCanada– do all your restaurants have a policy of refusing to serve elderly indigenous people and then calling the cops on folks who tries to help them? Or is that just a special policy at your Cardston location.— Stuart Somerville (@Stuthefarmer) August 10, 2018RCMP Alberta spokesperson S/Sgt Jeremie Landry told APTN the Cardston detachment denied their members attended the A and W yesterday. No complaint came through dispatch or directly to the office according to Landry.APTN also reached the Blood Tribe Police and the Cardston Municipal By-Law Enforcement Officer. Both denied responding to a call.But Driedger and another witness said they are certain they saw two officers in their mid-20s in a white RCMP truck at the restaurant.Landry confirmed the detachment has a white truck but said the two officers assigned to it say they didn’t respond.Allegations of racism aren’t new to the community of Cardston.In 2017, the Blood Tribe complained that a local theatre group was photographed in Indigenous regalia.hmoore@aptn.ca Holly MooreAPTN  NewsA man at an A and W restaurant in Cardston, Alta., says an employee called the RCMP after he bought breakfast for an Elder.Nick Driedger said he bought a sandwich for the woman after she asked a couple ahead of him in line for a meal. That’s when the counter person called the police.Driedger said the couple in front of him in line were First Nations and the restaurant refused to sell them a meal for the woman so he stepped in.“She just wanted a meal,” he told APTN News. “It was clearly racist. They sold it to me, a white guy.”The counter person told Driedger it was store policy to not buy meals for people because of loitering concerns.He added that the woman left the store after being refused.Driedger added a sandwich to his order for the woman, whose name he didn’t know. He then overheard the employee call police.“I was furious,” he said. “I think it’s a basic human right to eat.”Driedger said police responded to the call, stayed briefly and left.“They just kind of shook their heads,” he said. Police did not interview him.The incident happened around 9 a.m. Friday morning in Cardston, about 235 km south of Calgary.last_img read more

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UN refugee agency needs 90 million more to help internally displaced persons

29 January 2008The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is asking donors for more than $90 million to fund the agency’s programmes assisting people who have fled within the borders of six conflict-torn countries this year. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is asking donors for more than $90 million to fund the agency’s programmes assisting people who have fled within the borders of six conflict-torn countries this year.The agency issued a news release today on the appeal, which is included in the overall UN funding goal for the Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Liberia and Uganda. Neill Wright, senior coordinator of UNHCR’s internally displaced persons (IDPs) operations, said the agency is actively involved in some 25 IDP operations worldwide, including the latest response in Kenya.In the Central African Republic, some 212,000 IDPs have been forced from their homes. UNHCR said any large-scale return is unlikely this year, but it will use the 2008 funding to enhance living standards. It also warned that more resources could be needed for relief aid if security there deteriorates. read more

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Ferry capsizes near Mosul UN chief offers solidarity support as needed

“The Secretary-General conveys the solidarity of the United Nations with the Republic of Iraq as well as its readiness to support national assistance efforts as needed”, Mr. Guterres’ spokesperson said in a statement. Fed by melting snow from the mountains in Turkey, as well as a particularly precipitous rainy season, the Tigris was running high as the vessel headed toward Umm Rabaen island, about 2.5 miles north of Mosul’s city centre.  News reports indicated that at least 19 children and 61 women perished, and 55 others were rescued. “The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims, the Government and people of Iraq and wishes the injured a speedy recovery”, he concluded. Meanwhile, UN Special Representative for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert expressed her her “deep sorrow” in a tweet. “Our hearts go out to the families and relatives of the victims”, she said, calling it “equally tragic” that the disaster occurred on the first day of Spring, “when many people were celebrating the Nowruz holiday”.  “A thorough investigation will tell us what exactly happened and why there was this loss of life”, she added. Baptism Ceremony at the Tigris River, under the framework of UNAMI’s Interfaith Dialogue initiative., by UNAMI The sinking ferry took some 94 lives, most of them women and children celebrating Nowruz, according to news reports. Mosul’s civil defense agency reportedly said most on board could not swim.  read more

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Stantec lead sponsor for IM Hall of Fame 2014

first_imgInternational Mining is pleased to welcome Stantec as the major sponsor of this year’s International Mining Technology Hall of Fame – the only global Hall of Fame in the industry that recognises the achievements of technical innovators in mining, both past and present. Stantec will co-host the gala dinner at which the 2014 inductions will be made. This event, being held at the Brown Palace Hotel on Monday February 16, 2015 in Denver, Colorado, during the SME 2015 Annual Meeting, is supported by both the SME and CMA – see www.im-halloffame.com for more details.Stantec’s Sandy Watson, Vice President, Regional Business Leader & Sector Leader, Mining for US and International, states: “We are proud to support the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame this year. Creativity and innovation are essential to our industry, providing us with new techniques and technologies to acquire the earth’s resources safely and efficiently. It is people who fuel this creativity and innovation and we’re happy to celebrate the people who’ve made a difference in the global mining community.”Stantec is a consulting group with global reach and vast experience at all parts of the mining process. Watson told IM: “Every day, we help clients acquire the earth’s resources for the global communities who need them. From front end studies to mine closure and reclamation, our Mining team has exposure to a wide variety of commodities—gold, silver, nickel, copper, zinc, potash, diamonds, coal, platinum, uranium, aggregate, iron ore, and more – in diverse work locations spanning over 20 countries, from Mexico to Mongolia. Our team includes specialists in mining engineering, project management, environmental services, mine water and waste management, power engineering, geotechnical services, transportation engineering and logistics, architecture and buildings engineering, surveying, and community engagement and indigenous outreach.”There is still time to send nominations for the 2014 inductees but we need to receive them by the end of August at the latest. International Mining Founder and Publisher John Chadwick will be sending out the shortlist of nominations to our panel of international judges shortly thereafter and asking for their votes by the end of September. There are 15 inductee categories of ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND STEWARDSHIP, EXPLORATION, UNDERGROUND DEVELOPMENT, UNDERGROUND LOAD & HAUL, UNDERGROUND PRODUCTION, UNDERGROUND SUPPORT, SURFACE PRODUCTION, SURFACE LOAD & HAUL, BULK HANDLING, SAFETY, MINING SOFTWARE, COMMINUTION, CONCENTRATION, EXTRACTIVE METALLURGY and OUTSTANDING INNOVATOR.For more information on Stantec and its role and capabilities in the mining sector, see www.stantec.com/mininglast_img read more

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Apple Drops Official US iPhone 3GS Price to 49

first_imgThere’s no way it can be pure coincidence that Apple decided to drop the price of its iPhone 3GS the day before Verizon’s rumored iPhone announcement. So, for those of you who have waited patiently to buy an iPhone at a reasonable price on AT&T, now is your time to grab this offer. The 8GB iPhone 3GS starts at $49 with with a two-year AT&T plan — 50 percent less than its original price. This happens a week after AT&T dropped it to $49. That being said, this is the 3GS, not the iPhone 4, so you’re still not getting the best iPhone out there. It does, however, start at $150 less than the iPhone 4. You may want to wait until after tomorrow’s announcement to see what Verizon has up its sleeves, though. AdChoices广告last_img read more

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Minister Ferreira Advocates Environmental Protection Addressed Chasing Corals Forum at Atlantis

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 22, 2017 – Paradise Island – Minister of the Environment and Housing, the Hon. Romauld S. Ferreira joined the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) at the Crush Theater, Atlantis, Paradise Island, to view a December 8 screening of ‘Chasing Corals’ — a documentary exploring why coral reefs are not thriving in their marine habitats and instead are dying early because of climate change.The Nature Conservancy’s Director Shenique Smith described ‘Chasing Corals’ as “an ocean adventure film that reveals the story of a team of photographers, scientists, and other experts who discover and try to capture one of the world’s largest coral bleaching events.”   She added that the documentary can be followed on social media (#chasingcorals and #naturecaribbean).Minister Ferreira encouraged Bahamians to embrace every opportunity to connect with the environment.  He noted, “Everybody in this country knows that as a nation, we have a deficit.   When I say ‘deficit’, I mean we have a ‘national deficit’.   Most countries around the world also operate from the perspective of a national deficit.   In our country as individuals, we have what I call ‘a deficit of spirit’.   When I say deficit of spirit, I mean we aren’t really connected to each other, and we aren’t really connected to the environment.“This is a travesty because the truth of the matter is that we really are.   This is why it’s such a pleasure to be here with all of you because somewhere inside of all of you, there is an innate sense that you are connected, which is what drives you to service,” said Minister Ferreira.“I am the Minister of the Environment and Housing, and when you really look at it, our Ministry is responsible for the wellbeing of our citizens.”Minister Ferreira further explained the challenges of the Ministry of the Environment: that according to the Department of Statistics, Bahamian households on average are headed by single women, who typically earn about $17,000 or less a year, and are raising children without the added support of their children’s father.He asked how do we as a nation include these women and children to further engage in protecting their environment for their children and themselves?“Our challenge is how do we get the average household, the average person, the average Bahamian, to feel a greater connection to the environment, to care about it?   How do we make that possible?  Said Minister Ferreira.“Because we have taken on the challenge of improving the wellbeing of the citizens of The Bahamas, we’ve set about three very important initiatives which most of you would be aware of.One of them is the ‘New Providence Clean Up Campaign’, which is closely connected to the New Providence Landfill, which is accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) right now to solve the chronic issues at the Landfill; the situation at Clifton Pier which warrants attention and concern and we are addressing it; and third but not least the legislative vacuum that we find ourselves in at the Ministry of the Environment.”Minister Ferreira also spoke about the Ministry’s Tree Planting Initiative, as part of a global outreach to plant 25 million trees worldwide, of which The Bahamas has committed to planting 10,000 trees.He also addressed Rotarians at the Rotary Club of West Nassau, earlier that day, to gain their support for protection of the environment and for the Ministry’s programmes and initiatives.By: Gena GibbsPhoto captions: Header:  Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld S. Ferreira addressed ‘Chasing Corals’ screening at Atlantis, December 8, sponsored by the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation.  (BIS Photo/Gena Gibbs)Insert 1:  Audience at The Nature Conservancy’s screening of the documentary, ‘Chasing Corals’ held in the Crush Theater of Atlantis, Paradise Island, and sponsored by the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation.   (BIS Photo)Insert 2:  At the screening of the documentary, ‘Chasing Corals,’ Minister Ferreira is pictured with Natalie Miaoulis (left) TNC Conservation Practitioner and Shenique Albury-Smith TNC Director, Northern Caribbean Programme. (BIS Photo) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Dorothy Fox Elementary evacuated for smoke in portable unit

first_imgDorothy Fox Elementary School in Camas was evacuated briefly Tuesday morning after smoke caused the fire alarm to go off in a portable classroom.Fire personnel were dispatched to the school, 2623 N.W. Sierra St., just after 9 a.m., where firefighters found no fire.Students were doing a project with a teacher that involved making candles as they did in the colonial era, Battalion Chief Larry Larimer said.The school was evacuated while fire personnel used fans to clear the smoke from the room. Students returned to class a short time later.last_img read more

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Thief robs US Postal Service worker of key at gunpoint in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A U.S. Postal Service worker was robbed at gunpoint in the Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami.The U.S. Postal Inspection Service said the letter carrier was robbed in the area of Northwest 59th Street and Third Avenue, around 2:53 p.m., Saturday.A thief stole the employee’s postal key before driving away from the area in a black Chevy Camaro with dark tinted windows. The getaway vehicle is said to be a newer model.The USPIS is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for any information.If you have any information about this incident, please call the USPIS at 1-877-876-2455.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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India vs Bangladesh World Cup warmup game Live streaming preview and predictions

first_imgIndia face Bangladesh at CardiffKieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images.With the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup just three days away, all teams are on their marks and ready to charge. However, for the Indian cricket team, the wait for action will continue till June 5 when they take on South Africa in their opening encounter. But the men-in-blue have one more match where they can try out their combinations and give some exposure to their players before the action commences on May 30. India’s second and last warm-up game, against Bangladesh, takes place on May 28  at Cardiff in Wales.When and where to watchThe match commences at 10:30 AM local time and 3 PM IST. The live telecast of the match would be provided by Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD and Star Sports Select 1 HD. Live streaming of the match would be available on Hotstar platform for online viewers.PreviewWhile most Indian players and experts have shrugged off the team’s loss to New Zealand in their first warm-up match, the situation would look rather grim if they lose against Bangladesh also. Let’s not forget that this Indian team lost its last ODI series – against Australia at home – and hence, needs some upliftment to go into the big event with confidence.One real problem they faced against the Black Caps was the inability of their batsmen to deal with the moving ball. To some extent, this can be attributed to their experience of having spent the last two months playing in the IPL where the ball hardly moves and the batsmen have to play their shots. Still, the roots of the problem go far beyond the last season of the T20 league. It would be interesting to see how the Indian batsmen bat in this match if there are clouds around and their turn comes first. Bangladesh are coming off a great win in a tri-seriesADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty ImagesThere is also the big question of who should bat at no. 4 that is vexing the Indian team. KL Rahul failed against the Kiwis. If he is given another opportunity and fails again, it would create some headache for the Indian team management. However, there is also the possibility of some experimentation. Vijay Shankar could be tried in that place or even MS Dhoni. Kedar Jadhav may also be in the running. So, keep your eyes peeled for who comes out to bat for India after the fall of second wicket.Lastly, the Indian wrist-spin twins, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, didn’t have a great IPL. Even against New Zealand, they were tackled easily by the experienced duo of Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson. If both endure another poor game against Bangladesh, it could be a major concern for India. These two have been the cornerstone of India’s success in ODI cricket over the last three years and their neutralisation will leave team’s plans looking redundant. A good performance is badly needed.Bangladesh have been doing well in recent times and their dominant performance against West Indies and Ireland in a tri-series shows that they are serious contenders this time and not just a team making up the numbers. Having their first warm-up match abandoned due to rain has denied them a great opportunity. This match would be extremely crucial for testing all their players and plans in England.PredictionIf there are no clouds, it could turn out to be a run fest with India likely to emerge winners. However, overcast conditions would create trouble for both teams and in that scenario also, India are likely to be triumphant due to presence of bowlers like Mohammad Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. But it would be a huge mistake for the men-in-blue to take the Tigers lightly. Their bowlers have shown rapid improvement under the guidance of Courtney Walsh and could pose a serious challenge.last_img read more

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Oil rebounds from twomonth lows outlook seen volatile

first_imgOil prices rebounded in early trading on Friday, bouncing off two-month lows hit in the previous session when prices fell 5 percent on news that the U.S. weekly crude draw missed some forecasts.Traders said that the outlook looked volatile as a refined product glut and slowing economic growth weighed on markets while the risk of supply disruptions could tighten supplies.International Brent crude oil futures were trading at $46.95 per barrel at 0027 GMT on Friday, up 55 cents, or 1.19 percent, from their last settlement. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was up 43 cents, or 0.95 percent, at $45.57 a barrel.The bounce came after a 5 percent fall in prices the previous sessions, to two month lows, after the U.S. government reported a weekly draw in crude oil inventories that was lower than many analysts had expected.”The oil price fell to its lowest level in almost two months after an EIA report showed that inventories fell by less than expected. The EIA report said crude supplies fell 2.22 million barrels (524.35 million barrels) to in the week ended July 1,” ANZ bank said on Friday.Traders said that the price fall in the light of an inventory reduction had been an overreaction.”Crude stocks have now fallen for almost two months straight, that doesn’t warrant the price falls we saw yesterday, so this morning there was a correction,” one oil trader said.Beyond the short-term, traders said that the outlook would likely be choppy as the threat of supply reductions could tighten markets while an ongoing glut in refined products, especially in Asia and North America, as well as slowing economic growth weighed on oil.last_img read more