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LCI Education network agrees to acquire The Art Institute of Vancouver

first_img Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Following the acquisition, students and faculty of AIV will be able to leverage LCI’s global community in a number of ways, including:Faculty collaboration to remain current in international trends and develop globalized curricula.Exposure to a diversity of cultures, with students from over 75 countries enrolled in LCI campuses.Connections for students and graduates to Student Career Services, including job and portfolio postings world-wide.In the past seven years, AIV has been consistently named one of the top 10 undergraduate schools for video game design by the Princeton Review, while LCI has received accolades from many sources, including the Hempel Awards, Telio’s Canada’s Breakthrough Designer competition, and“Joining the LCI family provides AIV with support from respected private post-secondary institutions and further momentum for its progressive, industry-leading curricula,” said Brian Parker, The Art Institute of Vancouver, President.Students will benefit by having wider access to facilities, faculty, staff and connections to industry. Students enrolled in AIV programs prior to the acquisition will be able to graduate from AIV with AIV credentials.The Art Institute of Vancouver is currently a subsidiary of Education Management Corporation, a provider of private post-secondary education in the U.S.More information about the acquisition can be found at the LCI Education networkLCI Education traces its origins back to LaSalle College in Montreal, which was founded in 1959. Present today on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 select higher education institutions, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year. LCI Education is also known as a leader in online training in Canada. LCI Education encourages program harmonization across the various countries in order to ensure greater flexibility, better control over the quality of its services and respect for cultural diversity.About The Art Institute of VancouverThe Art Institute of Vancouver (AIV) is an award winning higher education provider offering an array of exciting applied arts programs in diverse fields such as VFX for Film and Television, Video Game Programming, Digital Film & Video, Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion, Culinary Arts and just to name a few. Located in an 80,000 square feet building in beautiful Vancouver, AIV delivers programs with credentials ranging from Bachelor Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates and has been consistently named one of the top 10 undergraduate schools for video game design by the Princeton Review. Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement The LCI Education network (LCI), which owns LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV), has reached an agreement to add The Art Institute of Vancouver (AIV) to its growing family of private post-secondary institutions around the world. LCV and AIV employ experienced, industry professionals to teach job-ready skills to a combined 1,500 students in Digital & Media Arts, VFX & Game Design, Fashion, Interior Design and Culinary Arts. The transaction is anticipated to close no later than January 31, 2017.“Acquiring leading private, post-secondary educational institutions is an important part of LCI’s strategy to become the world’s leading network of select private educational institutions, recognized for innovation, efficiency and results,” said Claude Marchand, CEO of LCI Education network. “AIV will be joining a strong and stable Canadian organization that is driven by the needs of students, providing enriched opportunities for learning and skill development, instruction by leaders in the Vancouver creative industries, and access to international career services.”With the acquisition of the AIV campus on Renfrew Street, LCI will have an increased presence on the West Coast, and a network of 22 campuses on five continents including global design centres such as Montreal, Barcelona, Bogota and Melbourne.last_img read more

Bush style Yoga winning over seniors in Behchokǫ̀ NWT

first_imgResidents and visitors of Jimmy Erasmus Senior Home in Behchokǫ̀, Northwest Territories meet for yoga a few times a week.The Tlicho community sits at the northern tip of Great Slave Lake 110 km north of Yellowknife.The class focuses on what’s familiar to the clients by fusing traditional motions like pulling nets, chopping wood and shooting ducks – with modern stretching.Beatrice Naedzo, the activity coordinator for the senior’s home, gives all instructions in her Dogrib language.She says seniors were reluctant to take part in modern, non-traditional exercise.“When the elders would do their exercise they would complain and complain about exercise. I was wondering while sitting in a circle asking ‘what do you guys want to do?,’” she said.Naedzo asked where participants are paddling to, they joyously respond “Whati,” “Marian Lake,” and “Frank Channel.”It is in the detail, connecting instruction with familiarity that brings the clients down memory lane.“Instead of using weights and elastic bands… I always say stretch the hide, that was their daily exercise,” Naedzo said.It didn’t take long for the tables to turn. Naedzo is now instructed by the participants.“I say ‘we should do it this way,’ and they say ‘no we never did it this way we did it this way.’Most of the seniors have to sit down for the exercise, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t working hard.“I like it, you know good exercise, instead of getting up and complaining about the pain,” Douglas said.During the meet ups everyone shares stories of camp life.At one point a nurse recognized a story she overheard. She left the room and returned promptly with an old photo of a participant. She was no doubt, moved by the memory.Soon after Douglas delivers a love song for everyone.She said that she use to sing while paddling to see her husband long ago.“That’s the life we had, we did all of that. We lived in the bush and this time of the year we go in the bush and don’t come back until Christmas with a dog team.,” Douglas said.The program may not be what typically comes to mind for yoga, but for each participant here, it Charlotte Morritt-JacobsAPTN NewsIt starts off in a similar fashion to any other stretching class, a quick roll of the shoulders and stretch of the legs – then it takes a turn, and the class begins the motion of paddling.This isn’t your typical workout routine – this is Tlicho yoga.Caroline Douglas laughed as she paddled. The 81-year-old isn’t slowing down anytime soon.”“I had the surgery replacement of my knee, that’s why I started coming in,” she said.last_img read more

WestJet suspends HalifaxParis other routes to deal with 737 Max grounding

Companies in this story: (TSX:AC, TSX:WJA)The Canadian Press CALGARY — WestJet Airlines Ltd. has announced cancellations and schedule changes on some of its routes as the airline deals with the continued grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft.Flights between Halifax and Paris have been suspended from June 3 through Aug. 2, and WestJet says guests will be rebooked either through Calgary, non-stop on its Boeing Dreamliner jets to Paris, or with one of its partner airlines through Toronto, Montreal or New York.Flights between Edmonton and Ottawa, and Edmonton and Montreal, have also been suspended for most of June, and WestJet says guests will be rebooked through either Calgary or Toronto on WestJet-operated flights.Service between Toronto and Kelowna, B.C., and Vancouver and Regina will also be suspended for much of June.Transport Canada banned the 737 Max from Canadian airspace as part of an international response to the fatal March 10 crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane.WestJet says in a news release that it has adjusted flight times on some routes or substituted larger aircraft with fewer flights, but that it needed to suspend a small number of routes where no alternative aircraft were available.“Although the Max comprised over 1,000 monthly departures in our June schedules, by adjusting our aircraft lease returns and the planned installations of our premium seats, we have been able to cover more than 700 of the flight routes where the Max was originally scheduled, with other aircraft,” Chief Operating Officer Jeff Martin said Sunday in a post on the company’s website. “I thank our WestJet teams for their dedication as they continue to work hard to get our guests to their destinations.”Martin said WestJet remains committed to the routes and will resume flights when it can.Transport Minister Marc Garneau closed Canadian skies to the Max 8 on March 13 over safety concerns arising from the flight path of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that bore startling parallels to a fatal Lion Air crash off the coast of Indonesia on Oct. 29, killing a combined 346 people.WestJet had 13 Max 8s in operation when the planes were pulled from service, but has said it has no plans to cancel orders for 37 more Max jetliners.Air Canada — where 24 Max 8s make up about 10 per cent of its main 243-plane fleet — said last week that the company has “protected 96 per cent of planned flying” through measures that include consolidating flights on larger planes and extending leases on aircraft planned to exit the fleet. read more

Pregnancy 300 times deadlier in worlds poorest nations says UNICEF

15 January 2009Having a child remains one of the biggest health risks for women worldwide, and this is especially true for women in least developed countries who are 300 times more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications than women in developed countries, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a new report released today. Having a child remains one of the biggest health risks for women worldwide, and this is especially true for women in least developed countries who are 300 times more likely to die in childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications than women in developed countries, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a new report released today. The 2009 edition of UNICEF’s flagship publication – “The State of the World’s Children” – adds that a child born in a developing country is almost 14 times more likely to die during the first month of life than a child born in a developed one. “The divide between the industrialized countries and developing regions, particularly the least developed countries, is perhaps greater on maternal mortality than on almost any other issue,” the report states. For example, a woman in Niger has a one in seven chance of dying during the course of her lifetime from complications during pregnancy or delivery, compared to the risk faced by mothers in the United States, where it’s one in 4,800 or in Ireland, where it’s just one in 48,000. Following close behind Niger in terms of the highest lifetime risk of maternal death are Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Chad, Angola, Liberia, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea-Bissau and Mali. The agency notes that both mothers and infants are vulnerable in the days and weeks after birth – a critical time for lifesaving interventions, such as post-natal visits, proper hygiene, and counseling about the danger signs of maternal and newborn health. While many developing countries have made excellent progress improving their child survival rate in recent years, there has been less headway in reducing maternal mortality. Niger and Malawi, for example, nearly cut their under-five death rates in half between 1990 and 2007. In Indonesia, under-five death rates fell to nearly a third of what they were in 1990, and in Bangladesh they fell by more than a half. The same progress, however, has not been made in addressing health risks for mothers, who are most vulnerable during delivery and in the first days after birth. And while the rate of survival for children under five years of age is improving globally, the risks faced by infants in the first 28 days remain at “unacceptably high levels” in many countries. Launching the report in Johannesburg, UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman noted that more than half a million women die every year as a result of pregnancy or childbirth complications, including about 70,000 girls and young women aged 15 to 19. “Since 1990, complications related to pregnancy and childbirth have killed an estimated 10 million women,” she added. To lower the risks for pregnant women and newborns, the report recommends the provision of essential services that include a continuum of care at critical points – adolescence, pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, birth, post-natal and neonatal periods, infancy and childhood – as well as at key locations where they can be readily accessed by women and children. It adds that health services are most effective in an environment supportive of women’s empowerment, protection, and education. “Saving the lives of mothers and their newborns requires more than just medical intervention,” noted Ms. Veneman. “Educating girls is pivotal to improving maternal and neonatal health and also benefits families and societies.” Welcoming the new report, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) called for more action to achieve universal access to reproductive health by 2015, which is the target date for achieving the globally agreed anti-poverty objectives known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).“We look forward to continued cooperation with UNICEF and other partners to improve maternal and newborn health,” said UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, adding that “no woman should die giving life.” UNFPA noted that most maternal deaths could be prevented through universal access to reproductive health. In this regard, health systems need to be strengthened to provide family planning, skilled attendance at birth and emergency obstetric care. read more

NHS creating drug addicts as figures show surge in prescriptions for powerful

first_imgThe number of prescriptions for powerful painkillers in England has nearly doubled in 10 years, it has been reported.The surge in people taking opioids such as morphine has prompted doctors to warn that people are becoming addicted in greater numbers.The family of drugs also includes codeine, tramadol and fentanyl, which is many times stronger.According to the BBC, some 28.3 million opioids were prescribed by GPs in 2017, the equivalent of 2,700 packs an hour.The figure is around 10 million more than the number of opioid prescriptions in 2007.Opioids are prescribed to treat severe pain only after consultation with a GP or a pain specialist. Professor Jonathan Chick, from Castle Craig Hospital, a rehabilitation clinic in Peeblesshire, said the number of patients being treated at the clinic had doubled in five years.”There is definitely a link between rising numbers of prescriptions and an increase in the number of opioid addicts and related deaths,” he said.An NHS England spokesman told the BBC: “GPs and other health professionals make decisions about what, if any, medication to prescribe based on each individual patient’s specific condition and circumstances. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, chairwoman of the Royal College of GPs, said that doctors take prescribing any medication “very seriously” and they will “never prescribe opioids as a ‘quick fix’.”Analysis by the BBC suggested around 2.3 million people aged 16 to 59 in England took a prescription painkiller that had not been prescribed for them in 2016-17.According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, more than 2,000 of the 3,700 drug-related deaths in England and Wales in 2016 involved an opioid.Heroin is an opioid and deaths related to the Class A drug were included in the figures. “GPs and hospitals are working to ensure every prescription is both safe and effective, and the Care Quality Commission can investigate instances where these drugs appear to be given too frequently.”Nicki Hari, a drugs counsellor who works for UK Addiction Treatment, claimed “doctors will give you tablets like Tramadol without asking too many questions”.”GPs are just feeding people with pills, and the result is that the NHS is creating drug addicts,” she told the BBC.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Got an eye for business The IDA wants you

first_imgTHE IDA ANNOUNCED today that they are looking to hire 35 additional staff to help them target new companies which do not currently have a presence in Ireland.The extra staff are being hired to help identify new sectors and business opportunities for Ireland in the global marketplace, as part of a new Government initiative called ‘Winning Abroad’ which is funded by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.The 35 new executives will be hired as part of the three year Winning Abroad programme.Around the worldThe roles will be located around the world in Boston, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Austin, Mountain View, Irvine, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Tokyo, Mumbai, Bangalore, Shanghai, Sydney and Dublin.Successful applicants will hold a third level qualification and must demonstrate ability tooperate in a team selling environment with a proven track record in the area of businessgeneration and development.The IDA also want people that are skilled communicators, with the capacityto “engage credibly effectively with senior executives in new targeted companies”.Multi-lingual skills would also be an advantage.The aim is to market Ireland as a location for inward investment to international companies across high value manufacturing, R&D and global business services.IDA Ireland’s CEO Barry O’Leary said the IDA has had several successful years of delivering foreign direct investment (FDI) for Ireland.“Now the organisation has been given the opportunity to build on that success with additional resources to win more employment and investment from global markets. The new staff will target new companies not currently in Ireland, with the aim of creating 10,000 additional new jobs for the Irish economy,” he said.Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton said he was “delighted” with the announcement of the new roles.“In constrained times, securing additional staff represents a significant win for my Department and IDA Ireland and indicates the importance of the jobs agenda to this Government,” he said.Details of the new jobs can be found here>Read: Half of Irish college students plan to start a business>Read: 178 workers lost 310 days in industrial disputes in the first part of 2014>last_img read more

PSN hacked again 2 days after coming back online

first_imgYesterday marked a month since PSN was initially hacked. What followed was Sony’s decision to take the network completely offline to rebuild a security system ensuring such a disaster could never happen again. A disaster Sony’s President is now classing as just a “hiccup.”But that long period of downtime looks like it may have been a waste of time now. Just two days after Sony started turning parts of the PlayStation Network back online, it seems to have been hacked again.Anyone turning on their PS3 to reconnect to PSN will be forced to change their password. This is one of the security measures Sony has implemented to ensure accounts become secure again. But a hack has been discovered allowing someone to reset your password if they know your email address and date of birth. Both pieces of information were taken in the original hack making them publicly available to the right people (hackers).The new hack has been verified by a few gaming websites including Eurogamer and Nyleveia. Sony has since disabled the password reset system as it investigates what has happened with no indication of when it, and therefore access to some of its websites, will be coming back online. However, if you already have access to your PSN account it should continue to work. Those that haven’t done the password reset step will just have to wait again.As the hack uses the email address listed on your account before the April 17 attack, the best form of defense is to change the email associated with your PSN account. After doing that the new hack should no longer work. That may also end up being Sony’s solution to this new attack on its service.Read more at MCVlast_img read more

Ben Needhams mum fears he was dumped in an oil drum on

first_imgThe case of missing toddler Ben Needham dominated the news in the 1990s. Kerry Needham, the mother of the 21-month-old missing toddler who vanished from the yard of his grandparents on the island of Kos, now fears that her missing son may have been hidden in an oil drum after being killed.In 2016, witnesses came forward after a dying confession was made by Dino Barkas who had stomach cancer. He had allegedly said that it “was possible” that he may have killed the toddler while doing construction work with his digger. He had heard a yelp, that he had thought was a dog, but it could have been the toddler.A toy car was found at a second dump, however the DNA found that it was not linked to Ben.READ MORE: Police appeal to find missing grandfatherKerry, from Sheffield, told the Mirror newspaper that little Ben may have been in an oil drum. South Yorkshire police had found oil drums near the farmhouse where he was last seen.“I believe Ben was scooped up by the digger and taken to the second site,” she said. “They found several drums, he could have been kept in one of them.”“We deserve to know the truth,” she said. “We need justice.”Kerry has been looking for her child since he disappeared on 24 July 1991. Initial searches failed to locate him and he was believed to have been kidnapped. Despite numerous sightings, his whereabouts remain unknown. In 2012, South Yorkshire Police investigating the disappearance turned their attention to a mound of rubble by an excavator driver working in a field adjoining houses where Ben was last seen playing. Extensive excavation by British and Greek police failed to detect human remains or items belonging to Ben.READ MORE: 27-year-old Australian man who went missing has been foundThe family have a Help Find Ben Needham page on Facebook. Ben Needham deserves to be laid to rest,His family deserve to have complete closure.Do you know where his body may…Posted by Help Find Ben Needham on Saturday, January 14, 2017 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Biotechnologies des greffes de foies bioartificiels

first_imgBiotechnologies : des greffes de foies bio-artificielsSelon le quotidien anglais The Telegraph, l’Association américaine de lutte contre les maladies du foie annonce la réussite d’une expérience de création de foies en laboratoire.L’étude a été menée en Caroline du Nord, par une équipe de chercheurs de l’institut de médecine régénérative de Wake Forest. En combinant des cellules de foie humain à des foies d’animaux, ils sont parvenus à recréer des foies de la taille d’une noix. Pour accomplir cette expérience inédite, les scientifiques ont prélevé un foie de furet et l’ont dépouillé de toutes ses cellules à l’aide d’un détergent doux. Placé dans un bioréacteur, ils lui ont ensuite injecté des cellules de foie humain.Cette réussite est un bel espoir dans la lutte contre les maladies du foie, mais avant que cette technologie puisse être appliquée aux malades humains, elle devra nécessiter encore des années d’étude. Les scientifiques vont désormais travailler sur la culture des cellules, pour pouvoir fabriquer des foies plus gros. Ils doivent également évaluer l’innocuité de leur création. Ces organes bio-artificiels peuvent également servir à tester de nouveaux médicaments.Le 4 novembre 2010 à 09:01 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Samsung is going to stop Galaxy Note 7 explosions with a software

first_imgSamsung has a bit of a nightmare on its hands at the moment due to the faulty batteries that shipped with the recently released Galaxy Note 7. They overheat, they explode, and they are causing serious harm to some owners. So risky is using a Note 7 that the FAA has asked people not to use them on aircraft. Meanwhile, Samsung has suspended sales while it voluntarily recalls 2.5 million handsets.Even with the recall underway, the word hasn’t got out to all owners and injuries are still happening. So Samsung looks set to take a further, more drastic step through a software update.This update will introduce a relatively simple change: it limits the battery charge to 60%. So you’ll experience significantly less battery life when using your Note 7, but at the same time it avoids the whole issue of the handset exploding in your hand or pocket. It also introduces a nice added incentive to get the battery replaced, because you won’t be able to avoid noticing 40% less battery life each day.The software fix is currently only confirmed for South Korean users, with the update being made available on September 20. I can’t see a reason why Samsung wouldn’t also make it available to all other regions where faulty handsets were sold, though. Replacement batteries are set to start shipping the day before on September 19, again in South Korea first.Recalls and replacement programs are always difficult and costly. If Samsung hasn’t yet, then it would do well to start sending out regular text alerts to every Note 7 reminding owners their device is dangerous. Combined with the terrible battery life being introduced, I’m sure most owners will soon opt to go through the hassle of replacing their Note 7.last_img read more

6 True Wireless Earbuds That You Can Get For Less Than AirPods

first_imgAirTaps Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds with Charging Case – $24.99See Deal TREBLAB X5 Wireless EarbudsMSRP: $79.00   |   Sale Price: $64.99   |   You save 17 percent off retailThese earbuds are the perfect listening solution for practically everyone. Just pair them to your phone or other Bluetooth compatible device and you’re set to go. They feature a new and improved design for added comfort, they’re water resistant so you can wear them in all kinds of weather, and they’ll stay firmly in place even during the most rigorous workouts. FireFlies True Wireless EarbudsMSRP: $149.99   |   Sale Price: $54.99   |   You save 63 percent off retailThese earbuds are ideal for anyone who enjoys an active lifestyle. They’re extraordinarily comfortable so you can wear them for long sessions, they feature an impressively long 10-hour playback time, and they deliver crisp audio performance. And, best of all, they cost way less than other true wireless earbuds in the same class. PaMu Scroll True Wireless Earbuds & Case – $69.99See Deal Stay on target This $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 TodayThis Easy-to-Fly LED Drone Performs Acrobatic Moves iPhone Accessory 4-Piece Bundle 2.0, Black – $49.99See Deal True wireless earbuds are a hot commodity in the tech scene, and, contrary to popular belief, AirPods aren’t the only models worth buying. Here are six true wireless earbud models that are perfect for those looking to upgrade, and they’re all on sale for less than what a pair of AirPods will run you.PaMu Scroll True Wireless Earbuds and CaseMSRP: $149.00   |   Sale Price: $69.99   |   You save 53 percent off retailWhether you’re commuting to work, going to the gym, or hitting the town, you’ll look great with PaMu Scroll wireless earbuds. They feature ultra-modern technology such as Bluetooth 5.0 and water resistance so you can wear them in all kinds of weather, and they even come with a stylish carrying case. They’re so sought after, in fact, that they raised over $3 million on Indiegogo. AirTaps Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds with Charging CaseMSRP: $99.90   |   Sale Price: $24.99   |   You save 74 percent off retailLooking for a set of wireless earbuds that offer great sound without breaking the bank? Then check out AirTaps. They offer superior audio, feature state-of-the-art Bluetooth technology, and are lightweight so you can wear them comfortably for hours. And, with a sale price of just $24.99, they’re easy on the pocketbook, too. FireFlies True Wireless Earbuds – $54.99See Deal iPhone Accessory 4-Piece Bundle 2.0MSRP: $199.99   |   Sale Price: $49.99   |   You save 75 percent off retailThere’s a ton of accessories out there for your iPhone. But buying each separately can be an expensive proposition. And that’s what makes this bundle so noteworthy. It includes many of the items that people need such as a wireless charging pad, wireless earbuds, and MFi certified cables, so you’ll get the most out of your Apple devices. AirSounds 2 True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds – $39.99See Deal TREBLAB X5 Wireless Earbuds – $64.99See Deal AirSounds 2 True Wireless Bluetooth EarbudsMSRP: $109.99   |   Sale Price: $39.99   |   You save 63 percent off retailLooking for a cheaper alternative to AirPods? Then check out these AirSound 2 wireless Bluetooth earbuds. They look almost exactly the same as their popular Apple branded counterparts but cost a fraction of the price. They sound great, last up to four hours on a single charge, and come with a charging case that offers an additional eight hours of playback time. Like this deal? Check out Vault — you’ll get four premium tools, including NordVPN and Dashlane, to supercharge your online security. Enter code VAULTONE to try it out for just $1!last_img read more

Microsoft Releases Retro Windows App as Stranger Things TieIn

first_img 11 Best Monsters Made From Dead People PartsOriginal ‘Stranger Things’ Plan May Confirm Will Byers’ Sexuality Last week Microsoft tweeted a mysterious ad teasing the next Windows release, but instead of Windows 10 this was Windows 1.0 featuring exciting “new” tools like the MS-Dos Executive file manager and a clock. Because my brain is so internet-poisoned I just assumed this extremely aesthetic commercial, with its 80s synth vibes and spacey neon pink and turquoise color scheme, was just Microsoft finally catching up to the vaporwave phenomenon.Introducing the all-new Windows 1.0, with MS-Dos Executive, Clock, and more!!— Windows (@Windows) July 1, 2019However, pretty much everyone else figured it out that this was some kind of nostalgia tie-in to the third season of Stranger Things. And now that we’ve spent the holiday weekend binge-watching the newest episodes of the spooky Netflix hit, Microsoft let the cat out of the Upside Down. Windows 1.11 is a retro Stranger Things PC app.The free app is based on the classic version of Windows that first debuted in 1985, the same year as Stranger Things season three. While not a completely emulated version of that old operating system, this app lets you toy around with tools like Write and Paint as well as the command prompt.Windows 1.11 contains plenty of Stranger Things-specific Easter Eggs, too. Play minigames. Learn more about the puzzling mysteries of the show’s lore. Navigate glitches caused by the Upside Down. “Embrace the 80s.”As far as Stranger Things #brand promotions go, old Windows comings back is way cooler than New Coke coming back. For more on Stranger Things check out this Instagram tribute from Maya Hawke’s dad (you know, Ethan Hawke) and pick up some of our favorite Stranger Things toys. Stay on targetlast_img read more

WWE attendance 12261230 return to MSG TV tapings

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter Kurt Angle Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Facebook Pinterest Cesaro WhatsApp Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img Tony Khan talks to the media after All Out, addresses Jon Moxley, Chris Jericho and more Roman Reigns is in Remission WWE attendance figures from December 26 to December 30, 2014.* 12/26 live event in New York City, New York (MSG): 14,000 fans.* 12/26 live event in Chicago, Illinois: 10,000 fans.* 12/27 live event in Uniondale, New York (Long Island): 6,000 fans.* 12/27 live event in Cincinnati, Ohio: 7,000 fans.* 12/28 live event in Hershey, Pennsylvania: 4,000 fans.* 12/28 live event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 8,500 fans.* 12/29 RAW taping in Washington, DC: 11,000 fans.* 12/29 live event in Richmond, Virginia: 4,500 fans.* 12/30 live event in Los Angeles, California: 13,000 fans.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list AEW on TNT returning to Sears Centre Arena in Chicago on Thanksgiving Eve Videos Articles Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ AEW announces limited tickets are available for tonight’s All Out Pay-Per View Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Off Beat Codes helped loved ones track sailors during WWII

first_imgIn times of war, codes are a way to pass along sensitive information.This isn’t a spy story, however. We’re talking about World War II sailors who just wanted to update the folks back home.They include Vancouver resident Hal Berven, who was a crewman on the USS Gambier Bay, and former Vancouver resident Bill Tunstall, who spent part of his Navy hitch on the USS Kitkun Bay.Both aircraft carriers were built at the Kaiser Shipyard during Vancouver’s baby flattop boom (a related story is on Page A1) and both ships took part in the Battle of Leyte Gulf (that story was on Page A1 on Sunday). Tunstall’s ship drew fire from the same Japanese warships that sank Berven’s carrier.When service personnel wrote back home, they knew their letters would be at the mercy of military censors, so Tunstall and Berven devised ways of letting their loved ones track their progress across the Pacific.Bill and Dottie Tunstall were married in 1943. Before heading back to sea on the USS Kitkun Bay, Tunstall took a map of the Pacific Ocean, charted it into grids, and wrote different greetings inside each grid. Then he created a duplicate map for Dottie.last_img read more

Recent Wilmington Real Estate Transactions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are real estate transactions in Wilmington during the week of July 1, 2018:15 Church Street, Unit 104 — Sale Price: $349,000 — Buyer: Lillian Mezynski — Seller: Vinh H. Thai & Lien Thai — Sale Date: 7/6/18 — Use: Condo — Lot Size: n/a8-R Concord Street — Sale Price: $660,000 — Buyer: Hang Xiao & Yueting Ren — Seller: Glenn A. Guyette & Michelle L. Abraham — Sale Date: 7/6/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 42,253sf5 Grove Avenue — Sale Price: $305,000 — Buyer: Focal Point Communication — Seller: Iginia Alamo — Sale Date: 7/5/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 3,049sf136 Middlesex Avenue — Sale Price: $465,000 — Buyer: Andrew Stewart & Hailey Stewart — Seller: Kathleen O’Donoghue — Sale Date: 7/2/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 30,928sf2 Royal Street –– Sale Price: $585,000 — Buyer: Bradley Venilde-Reis — Seller: Gerald F. O’Reilly, Trustee for Lexy NT — Sale Date: 7/3/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 18,295sf2 Stonehedge Drive — Sale Price: $665,000 — Buyer: Brian R. Lippman & Wendy Hope-Lippman — Seller: Karen Shine-Nelson — Sale Date: 7/5/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 21,780sfLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more

Astronomers discover universes very first molecule in dying star

first_img Post a comment 13 Photos 0 Sci-Tech Tags Helium hydride is central to understanding the early evolution of the universe. Scientists have long believed that the conditions after the big bang enabled helium hydride to form, providing the foundations of basic chemistry. In 1925, helium hydride was created in the laboratory for the first time, but it’s eluded detection in the cosmos, throwing a galaxy-size spanner in the universal works.Looking into the planetary nebula 40 years ago, astronomers thought they might find traces of the molecule, but the dense chemical soup made it difficult to pin down. That all changed when SOFIA received the GREAT (German Receive at Terahertz Frequencies) upgrade, allowing it to pinpoint the molecule in the nebula’s soup just like any sane person would pluck peas out of their minestrone.”This molecule was lurking out there, but we needed the right instruments making observations in the right position — and SOFIA was able to do that perfectly,” Harold Yorke, director of the SOFIA Science Center, said in a statement.With helium hydride’s presence in space confirmed, the researchers finally solve a long-standing cosmic conundrum. If they couldn’t find it, we might have headed back to the drawing board, our brains broken, trying to come up with a whole new hypothesis about the universe’s chemical beginnings.  Share your voice The first molecule — and first molecular bond — has been found in space.  Getty/gremlin The universe is unfathomably huge and busy and filled with terrifying black holes that can rip planets apart.However, in the moments immediately following the big bang, the universe was a pretty boring, empty place. It was hot and dense and filled with mostly hydrogen and helium atoms. In that primordial universe, scientists believe that hydrogen and helium collided — forming the very first molecule the universe had ever seen.For the first time, NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a telescope strapped to the back of a Boeing 747, has detected that very first molecule in space: Helium hydride. The discovery was made after studying planetary nebula NGC 7027, a cloud of gas and dust billowing out from a dying star around 3,000 light-years from Earth. Finding the molecule lurking in the solar system is an important step in confirming beliefs about the ancient universe and the interactions that occurred post-big bang. The findings were published in the journal Nature  on Wednesday.”It was so exciting to be there, seeing helium hydride for the first time in the data,” Rolf Guesten, lead author on the paper, said in a statement. “This brings a long search to a happy ending and eliminates doubts about our understanding of the underlying chemistry of the early universe.”   Meet the SpaceX Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocketlast_img read more

ITC drags markets Sensex ends 336 points lower

first_imgIndian pedestrians watch as a digital broadcast presents the rolling share price information and national election results news coverage on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai. PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty ImagesAfter a largely choppy trade session for the better part of Wednesday the Sensex closed 336 points lower owing to the last hour selling in index heavyweight ITC, which missed estimates in its quarterly result.The third quarter result of India’s biggest cigarette maker was better than the analysts’ estimates, according to Reuters Refinitiv Eikon data.However, ITC stock traded 4.75 percent lower at Rs 276 on the National Stock ExchangeThe FMCG major reported a 3.85 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) growth in its standalone net profit. The company said income from operations was Rs 12,267.65 crore, which was 15.79 percent higher than the income in the year-ago period. While earnings per share (EPS) stood at Rs 2.62 against Rs 2.54 in the corresponding quarter last year, total revenues from FMCG space was Rs 8,274.36 croreGlobally, market sentiments were weak over concerns of a slowing global economy and the ongoing US-China trade tension.The Indian rupee, however, gained 17 paise to trade at 71.27 (around 3.30 p.m.,) against the US dollar, providing some support to the overall dismal sentiment. It closed at 71.27 per dollar on Tuesday.The BSE Sensex closed 336.17 points down at 36,108.47, after touching a high of 36,521.47 and a low of 36,037.90.The benchmark index opened higher on Wednesday, at 36,494.12 points, from its previous close of 36,444.64. The broader Nifty50 ended lower by 91.25 points or 0.84 per cent at 10,831.50.Global markets reverse courseMetal stocks were back in favour on Wednesday after closing 2 per cent lower on Tuesday, while IT, FMCG and financials came under selling pressure.Markets globally had reversed course after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised down its forecast for global growth. Close US Stocks Plummet After Apple Warning, Is A Global Downturn Looming?center_img Analysts said IMF now projects a 3.5 per cent growth rate worldwide for 2019 and 3.6 per cent for 2020 which is 0.2 and 0.1 percentage points below its last forecasts in October 2019, making it the second downturn revision in three months.Investors were also cautious owing to reports that the US turned down an offer to hold preparatory trade talks with China. This was later denied by the US administration.Stock-wise, Sun Phrama gained over 3 per cent, the most among the 30-stock Sensex, followed by Yes Bank, Tata Steel, Hindustan Uniliver and Bajaj Finance.Power Grid, Infosys, Mahindra and Mahindra and NTPC lost in the range of 1 to 3.50 per cent.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

Study offers hint at a way to predict blow up fires

first_img Play Structure-to-unstructured transition followed by an unstructured-to-structured transition (1/10 actual speed). A 1-cm triangular bump, positioned 13 cm away from the ignition end of a 2.54-cm-wide strip (small mesh) triggers the first transition (structured-to-unstructured). A second bump, positioned 5 cm away from the first (and 8 cm away from the end of the strip), triggers the second transition (unstructured-to-structured). Credit: PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1417043112 The research pair acknowledge that real world fires, whether in buildings or forests are far more complex with many more variables at play, but believe what they have found likely has enough in common with real fires to warrant further research—which could lead to offering firefighters a way to better predict when a fire is suddenly going to change. Play Failed structured-to-unstructured transition on a double-layer strip (1/10 actual speed). A flame propagating along a stack of two 2.54-cm-wide strips (large mesh) containing a 1-cm triangular bump. Credit: PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1417043112 Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences © 2015 Citation: Study offers hint at a way to predict ‘blow up’ fires (2015, February 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from (—A pair of researchers with Harvard University has found that a simple experiment they conducted in their lab might lead to helping predict when fires in buildings or forests might be on the verge of becoming “blow up” fires. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Jerome Fox and George Whitesides describe their experiment and why they believe what they have learned might help firefighters at some point in the future. More information: Warning signals for eruptive events in spreading fires, Jerome M. Fox, PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1417043112AbstractSpreading fires are noisy (and potentially chaotic) systems in which transitions in dynamics are notoriously difficult to predict. As flames move through spatially heterogeneous environments, sudden shifts in temperature, wind, or topography can generate combustion instabilities, or trigger self-stabilizing feedback loops, that dramatically amplify the intensities and rates with which fires propagate. Such transitions are rarely captured by predictive models of fire behavior and, thus, complicate efforts in fire suppression. This paper describes a simple, remarkably instructive physical model for examining the eruption of small flames into intense, rapidly moving flames stabilized by feedback between wind and fire (i.e., “wind–fire coupling”—a mechanism of feedback particularly relevant to forest fires), and it presents evidence that characteristic patterns in the dynamics of spreading flames indicate when such transitions are likely to occur. In this model system, flames propagate along strips of nitrocellulose with one of two possible modes of propagation: a slow, structured mode, and a fast, unstructured mode sustained by wind–fire coupling. Experimental examination of patterns in dynamics that emerge near bifurcation points suggests that symptoms of critical slowing down (i.e., the slowed recovery of the system from perturbations as it approaches tipping points) warn of impending transitions to the unstructured mode. Findings suggest that slowing responses of spreading flames to sudden changes in environment (e.g., wind, terrain, temperature) may anticipate the onset of intense, feedback-stabilized modes of propagation (e.g., “blowup fires” in forests). Fire season in West expected to get more intense 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. All firefighters are familiar with the term “blow up” fire—it is when a fire suddenly grows in magnitude and intensity creating a very dangerous situation. Unfortunately, there is no way to predict when a blow up is likely to occur, thus those attempting to put out such fires are usually surprised when it occurs. In this new effort, the research pair thought that the behavior of blow up fires showed similarities to phase transitions in other instances and devised a simple experiment to see if they could confirm their suspicions.In the lab, the researchers placed nitrocellulose strips on a wire mesh grid (a piece of window screen) and filmed what occurred when they lit one end of the strip. The strips burn, like a fuse, from one end to the other, and if left alone, generally do so in a slow orderly fashion. But, in the lab, the researchers found that they could cause a blow up by changing the conditions under which the strip was burned, by altering the slope, for example, adding wind, or by introducing a bump by bending the strip prior to lighting. By fine tuning the alterations, they were able to nudge the fire ever closer to a blow up which allowed them to confirm that the blow ups conformed to what is known as “critical slowing down”—where the closer a system is to collapse, the more time it takes to recover from an event. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Explore furtherlast_img read more

Hobbit fueled tourism up 20 in New Zealand

first_img Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Tags: New Zealand WELLINGTON — In New Zealand there are twice as many cows as people, but it’s the hobbits that are really making hay.According to figures released Wednesday, tourism has overtaken dairy as the nation’s top earner of overseas dollars. And tourism officials say the success of the fantasy movie trilogy “The Hobbit” has helped.The dairy industry is struggling to recover from a slump in prices, while a record 3.4 million visitors arrived in New Zealand in the year ending September. The Pacific nation is particularly popular among tourists from Australia, China and the U.S.Spending by international tourists was up by 20 per cent in the year ending March when compared with the previous year, according to Statistics New Zealand. That follows a 17 per cent rise the year before.Kevin Bowler, the chief executive of Tourism New Zealand, said people were drawn to New Zealand by its spectacular landscapes and its outdoor lifestyle. The “Hobbit” movies showcased some of that scenery and were heavily marketed overseas.“The result was a heck of a lot of interest in New Zealand,” he said.More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyOne survey showed 16 per cent of tourists cited the movies as influential in their initial interest in New Zealand.Directed by Peter Jackson, “The Hobbit” trilogy built on the success of his earlier, critically acclaimed trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings.” The six movies earned a total of nearly $6 billion at the box office.Bowler said planned increases in flights from the U.S. and growing economies in Asia boded well for the future. The challenge, he said, would be providing enough accommodation and ensuring tourists can savour their individual experiences.The industry got another boost this week when “Lonely Planet” named the relatively unknown Taranaki region as a place to visit in 2017. The travel guide noted an offbeat gallery there dedicated to the late artist Len Lye.John Matthews, who chairs the Len Lye Foundation, said he was “surprised and delighted” with the inclusion.But while tourism is booming, income from dairy products has fallen by 22 per cent over the past two years, Statistics New Zealand says.More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?Dairy farmer Jessie Chan-Dorman, who runs 950 cows on her farm near Christchurch, said most dairy farmers have been losing money in recent years as prices for milk powder have hit record lows.That’s due to softening demand in China for premium infant formula coupled with a glut in the worldwide supply.Prices have begun rising again but Chan-Dorman said she remains cautious about whether that will last. It will take several years for most farmers to recover their losses, but she said she hopes many built more resilient businesses as a result.Some farmers are cashing in on the tourism boom by offering home stays or hunting trips.New Zealanders have long been outnumbered by their farm animals. With a population of 4.7 million people, the nation is also home to 29 million sheep and 10 million cows. And zero hobbits, of course, unless you count those on the big screen. Posted by The Canadian Press center_img Share Hobbit fueled tourism up 20% in New Zealand << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Hot weather in Greek capital shuts down Acropolis

first_img Share << Previous PostNext Post >> By: The Associated Press Thursday, July 4, 2019 ATHENS — Greece’s most famous archaeological site, the Acropolis in Athens, has shut down to visitors for four hours because of hot weather in the capital.The antiquities authority said the Acropolis would remain closed to visitors from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on Thursday if temperatures in Athens rose above 36 C (96.8 F), with a real feel of about 40 C (104 F). Hot weather was also forecast for Friday, and authorities said the Acropolis would also shut for four hours that day if those temperatures were reached.The hilltop UNESCO World Heritage site, which includes the 2,500-year-old Parthenon, is Greece’s most popular tourist attraction, with 3.15 million visitors last year. Tags: Greece, UNESCO Hot weather in Greek capital shuts down Acropolislast_img read more