Iqaluit dump fire finally doused

first_imgAPTN National NewsAfter nearly four months, Iqaluit’s infamous dump fire has been doused.And, as APTN videographer Steve Mongeau explains, it only took 17 days to douse the flames.last_img

Ousmane Dembele to be sidelined for two weeks

first_imgBarcelona have confirmed that Ousmane Dembele did indeed sustain an ankle problem and will likely be out of action for two weeksThe French forward got involved in a tangle with UD Leganes’ Mikel Vesga after opening the scoring for Barcelona in the first half following an assist from Jordi Alba down the left wing on Sunday night.But Dembele was withdrawn in the 69th-minute of the La Liga game for Malcom due to the sprained left ankle he sustained at Camp Nou with Barcelona confirming the bad news earlier today.“Tests carried out on first-team player Ousmane Dembele have confirmed a sprained ankle that will keep him out of action for approximately 15 days,” read a statement on the club website.This will likely rule Dembele out for Barcelona’s two-legged quarter-final tie with Sevilla in the Copa del Rey along with their league games against Girona and Valencia.Despite the controversy surrounding his antics at Catalonia this season, Dembele has become an increasingly important part of Barcelona and has managed 13 goals and five assists in 27 appearances across all competitions.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The 21-year-old spent four months of last term sidelined with a hamstring injury after joining Barcelona for €105m from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017.Following Martin Braithwaite’s equaliser for Leganes at Camp Nou, Barca boss Ernesto Valverde called on Lionel Messi to come on to the field with the scoreline level at 1-1.And the Argentine superstar didn’t disappoint by playing a role in Luis Suarez’s goal before completing a 3-1 win for the hosts with a late goal.Messi has now managed 25 goals and 14 assists in 24 appearances for Barcelona across all competitions this season.Valverde’s side, who maintained their four-point lead over Atletico Madrid in La Liga, will face Sevilla in Andalusia on Wednesday with kick-off set for 21:30 (CET).last_img read more

Waste issues at La Jolla Shores are being addressed

first_img 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 SettingsLA JOLLA (KUSI) – An update now on a story we brought you last week involving a trash issue at La Jolla Shores.Businesses and residents were angry that they weren’t getting more satisfaction from City trash piled up along the sidewalks and streets.As KUSI’s Ed Lenderman tells us, the mood at the shores was considerably lighter today: Ed Lenderman, KUSI Newsroom Waste issues at La Jolla Shores are being addressed August 27, 2018 Ed Lenderman, KUSI Newsroom, Posted: August 27, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Fibre from many sources helps in good health

first_imgPeople who get dietary fibre from many sources benefit more than those who limit their intake to a single food or low-fibre diets, new research shows.The recommended amount of dietary fibre per day is 38 grams for men and 25 grams for women.“Men typically get around 18 grams and women get around 15 grams,” said Julie Miller Jones, professor emeritus at Minnesota-based St Catherine University.Daily fibre intake helps control cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, insulin and excess weight. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’It also regulates multiple facets of the digestive system. Two fruits and three vegetables servings a day can help adults get the recommended amount of fibre.“The problem is that when consumers choose fruits or vegetables, it is often low-fibre options such as one piece of lettuce and a thin slice of tomato on a sandwich.”Instead of looking at only plant-based sources, people should strive for a mix of fibre sources, including fibre that has been added to food in the manufacturing process.Such foods are fibre-fortified bread, cereals, yogurt and pasta. “A combination of naturally occurring and added fibre can increase the chances of achieving the health benefits of a high-fibre diet,” the authors noted.The study was presented at ‘IFT15: Where Science Feeds Innovation’ event in Chicago recently.last_img read more

Bengals rehab scheme for sex workers benefits only 75 in 3 years

first_imgKolkata: Only 75 sex workers have benefitted from the West Bengal Government’s Muktir Alo (‘light of freedom’) scheme since its inception in 2016, an RTI query by a Kolkata advocate has revealed. The scheme aims to rehabilitate sex workers who want to exit the profession, as also victims of sex trafficking, and enable them earn a living. Advocate Vipan Kumar lodged a Right to Information (RTI) query with the West Bengal Women Development Undertaking last October wanting to know details about the implementation and outcome of the scheme. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose “I had asked how many of the survivors had applied for the scheme. It was clarified that only NGOs could apply. Two NGOs were approved out of six that had applied. Shockingly, only 75 sex workers and survivors of sex trafficking have benefited from the scheme since its inception,” Kumar told IANS. According to him, Muktir Alo should focus on communities that are collectives of survivors rather than just allowing NGOs that run shelter homes or have experience in women development. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata The NCRB data states that 3,579 individuals were trafficked out of West Bengal in 2016 – 44 per cent of the nation’s total trafficked population. “So we expect the schemes to give maximum benefits,” he said. The state government, however, said one should not focus merely on numbers to assess its success. “Muktir Alo is mainly for sex workers, and rehabilitation is not an easy process. So do not just focus on the numbers. Bringing back even a single woman to mainstream society is an achievement. “If more organisations come, they will be benefitted from the scheme,” Women Development, Social Welfare and Child Development Minister Sashi Panja told IANS. The RTI poser brought out that NGOs Women Interlink Foundation (WIF) and Divine Script (DS) have trained 50 and 25 beneficiaries. WIF trained 20 of them in hand block printing, 20 in cutting and tailoring and 10 in spice grinding. ADS trained 12 in product making, using recycled tyres and 13 in cafeteria management. According to the RTI reply, Rs 31,49,260 was allotted to DS and Rs 24,24,000 to WIF for implementing the scheme. “The department says both the NGOs have utilised the entire allotted fund and trained only 75 survivors till date. It shows that around Rs 75,000 thousand was spent on each survivor for their training and it is a good indicator,” Kumar said. “If there is wider dissemination of the scheme then more NGOs can come forward and implement the scheme,” he added. Presently, the scheme reaches out to a rescued victim of sex trafficking sheltered at a protective home or is released in the care of her family and booked under ITP Act. The primary law on trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation is the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act (ITPA), 1986 and punishes offences, including procuring a person for the purpose of prostitution, living on the earnings of prostitution of another person and keeping or using a brothel. Seeking a clarification of this provision, Kumar had asked: “If a person who is a resident of West Bengal and a victim of sex trafficking but is not sheltered in protective homes or is not released in the care of her family but is booked under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act in West Bengal, whether such a victim will be eligible as a candidate under the said scheme?” “The instruction by the department is very vague as it has not clarified as to who will refer such matters to the department on a case to case basis,” he added. “When Muktir Alo was launched, as a part of the project our girls were given training in acting. Around eighteen women had participated, got studio exposure but there have been no proper link ups for future work,” said Smarajit Jana, chief advisor of the Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (sex workers’ forum) and principal of the Sonagachi Research and Training Institute in Asia’s largest red light area. Jana mentioned that along with the buzz of the scheme two to three girls got small roles as extras on screen but nothing happened further.last_img read more

AI and Robots Are Coming for Your Job Heres What You Need

first_img 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global April 12, 2016 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. According to the World Economic Forum, advances in technology such as robotics and artificial intelligence will lead to a net loss of 5 million jobs by the year 2020…and that number might actually be on the low-end.Thanks to the exponential nature of technological advances, and a confluence of various keystone technologies improving simultaneously, incredible advances are being made in the fields of AI and robotics that are rapidly chipping away at jobs in various industries.What jobs are at risk? For now, anything that is repetitive (such as factory work and assembly line jobs), low-skill (taxi drivers, janitorial jobs, cashiers, line cooks, etc.), or high-skill but narrow scope (stock brokers, data analysts, certain types of medical professionals, etc.).As an employee, it seems scary, but think of it from a consumer’s perspective: perfectly assembled products that cost less, food that is cooked in a clean environment with vastly less risk of food-borne illness, cars that don’t kill over 1,000,000 people per year globally, and medical technology that can identify your illness and recommend a treatment plan with greater accuracy than any human doctor ever could.Related: Why We Shouldn’t Fear Artificial IntelligenceWhile I believe it’s true that new jobs will come from these advances, I absolutely agree with the WEF that they will result in a net job loss…at least in the short-term, and possibly long-term as well. There’s simply too much financial incentive for companies to cut costs and take advantage of these efficiencies, and the benefits to consumers are incredible.But as an employee living in a country with no universal basic income, you need a job to survive. So, what can you do about it?You have precisely one option, broken down into a handful of steps. You need to prepare yourself with a set of skills that will get you jobs that will be very difficult for robots or AI to do. Here’s what you’re going to need:1. An education that is broad and deepRobots and narrow AI are good at a limited set of tasks, such as moving things from point A to B, or playing a game. They are (for now) terrible at doing complicated sequential tasks that involve critical thinking or personalization (say, designing a building, writing a symphony, or putting together a multi-faceted marketing campaign).The more skills you have, the more flexible you will be in terms of jobs you can tackle, making you difficult to replace. So, learn as much as you can, about as many things as possible.2. Well-honed EQYour EQ, or emotional quotient, is a mark of how well you navigate human interaction. Robots and AI are, well, robots and AI. They aren’t human, and likely won’t be human-esque for quite a long time. That means that if you’re really good with people, whether managing a team or negotiating a contract, you’ve got a solid advantage for the foreseeable future.3. Technological savvyPerhaps we should call this TQ, technology quotient. As jobs are replaced by machines, the people filling the jobs that aren’t replaced are going to need to know how to work with said machines.I strongly believe that in the future, an inability to write and/or understand code will be the equivalent of illiteracy. Here’s a great list of sites that can help you learn to code for free. Beyond coding, you will need to be able to pick up a new technology, software or hardware, and become comfortable with it quickly.Related: Elon Musk and Other Tech Leaders Pour $1 Billion Into Artificial Intelligence Startup4. Adaptability The pace of change is accelerating, and if you can’t adapt, you won’t make it through the transition. The human brain loves routines, because a routine is a known entity, a mark of safety. In the future, complacency will be the opposite of safety.Your job will change, possibly often, and you will need to be able to handle those changes. How do you prepare for that? Get comfortable with learning new things. Pick up new hobbies, challenge yourself to learn new skills. Do anything you can to keep your mind flexible, and never let yourself settle into a rut.5. HustleWhile some people succeed in life because of luck, most of the truly successful people succeed because they work their asses off. Learn this lesson early: you aren’t entitled to anything. If something or someone takes “your” job, well, tough. It’s only yours until it isn’t yours, and that really isn’t in your control.Complaining won’t fix it. In fact, complaining could mess up your chances even further. Don’t waste time complaining! Hustle, hunt for a new job, retrain if you have to, start a company, do whatever it takes.Related: This Artificial Intelligence Startup is Empowering Women All OverYou can’t directly prevent a company from replacing you with a robot or narrow AI…but you can do everything in your power to make yourself much, much harder to replace.If you’re still in school, you need to be thinking about this right now. Before you pick a career path, at the very least read up on artificial intelligence and ask yourself, “Can a machine do this job better than me?”last_img read more