Then and Now the Google Fiber space

first_imgOne of the world’s most transformative companies has found its Triangle home in a historic former train depot on Glenwood Liza Robertsphotographs by David Williams On a sunny day in February, downtown Raleighites gathered in a sleek, renovated former industrial space of the sort the tech world favors in any modern city. With a massive mural by Victor Knight III shouting “Raleigh” from an exposed brick wall and Jubala coffee on offer, there was no mistaking which modern city it was.But even those who know Raleigh well might not have recognized the refined and light-filled space as the former site of the long-loved 518 West Italian Cafe, which closed its Tuscan-inspired doors two years ago after 18 years in business.Today, that restaurant – which helped ignite the Glenwood South entertainment district – is a fond memory for many. Also a memory is the building’s original iteration as a freight depot for the Norfolk Southern railway.historic photo courtesy Billy WardenIn the place of that railway’s freight cars or the restaurant’s chalkboard menus now are contemporary furniture, pinpoint lighting, and flat screens.It’s become Google Fiber’s Raleigh Fiber Space, a retail office for the company’s high-speed internet service that plans to moonlight as a community gathering spot. It kicked off its new life as the latter with a Black History Month and First Friday celebration of Knight’s mural and other works, plus music by 9th Wonder. Other free events planned as of press time include a coding class for kids, a workshop for small businesses, and a family game night.Raleigh is one of a handful of U.S. cities where Google has similar “fiber spaces.” The company aims to put them in historic buildings when possible, in locations that represent “hubs of local culture” that are “significant and meaningful to local communities,” says Google designer David del Villar Fernandez.For more information on Google’s new fiber space and its community events, visit read more


first_imgcourtesy Ashley NorrisQueenie Wahine encourages girls to dive in by Catherine CurrinTwo North Carolina sisters took to the waves for inspiration for their children’s book, Queenie Wahine: Little Surfer Girl. Greenville resident Ashley Norris and her sister Jessica Lowcher collaborated as author and illustrator, respectively, to create the quirky and inviting story. Queenie Wahine is the first of their upcoming series, Tribe of Daughters. “We started writing our book because we want to encourage girls to get out in the ocean, play, be brave, and try new experiences. Our main goal is to have girls as main characters in action-adventure sports.”courtesy Ashley NorrisThe book empowers young girls to stay active and embrace outdoor action sports, while encouraging the growing women to protect natural resources around them. Norris hopes their storybook’s message will resonate with other organizations to spur environmental change. She says the sisters believe in the power of their readers, too. “We believe that little girls who love the ocean grow up to be women that advocate to protect it.”Norris and Lowcher wrote from their experience growing up on the coast of North Carolina. From an early age, they were avid surfers. Today, the family sport continues: Norris and her daughter hit the waves on the coast not too far from their home in Greenville, while Lowcher dives in across the world in New Zealand, where she now lives. The pair will release their second book, Little Millie Ford and Her New Skateboard, this summer.last_img read more

Marking Time

first_imgKatherine PooleA new park honors historic Oberlin Villageby Katherine PooleAt a small construction site on Oberlin Road between Wade Avenue and Cameron Village, five slightly curved, rough-hewn clay and concrete spires rise up, almost impossibly, from the earth. This is the beginning of Oberlin Rising, an art installation and park by local artist Thomas Sayre, with much help and inspiration from the surrounding community.Oberlin Village was established after the Civil War by freed slaves on land that was once a plantation. By the turn of the century, it was a thriving neighborhood and many of the original homes and structures are still intact, making it one of North Carolina’s few remaining Reconstruction-era communities. It will now be honored and preserved with this new park, set to open later this spring.Do not pick up or remove stones, rocks, glass, or shrubbery. These simple items are often grave markers. So reads a sign marking nearby historic Oberlin Cemetery, which predates the village and is thought to be a burial site for slaves. Those lines are the guiding inspiration for the park, Sayre says. He hopes the place will be a marker for the unmarked, a symbolic “marking of this community” to the greater Raleigh area, and he worked closely with Oberlin Village residents to bring it to reality.courtesy ClearscapesEach element of the installation is a marker, from the self-renewing landscaping to the lines of lune poetry integrated into the design by local poet and playwright Howard L. Craft. The five earthcast spires represent the labor of the community, from farming and trade work to education and social justice. Sayre had a surveyor make a site line for the spires to aim directly toward the cemetery (which is located behind the Interact building). Even the park’s marker is a marker: Sayre gathered the 10 oldest and 10 youngest village residents to cast their hands in concrete that was used to construct the Oberlin Rising sign.  In February, Raleigh’s City Council granted the project an historic overlay, which sets specific design guidelines for new construction and renovation. The measure was an important step in recognizing this monumental effort to celebrate the Oberlin Village community. Walter looks forward to telling you more about the park upon its opening.last_img read more

How I Celebrate Mardi Gras in Raleigh

first_imgFor more on where to celebrate Mardi Gras in the Triangle, click here. I was raised near New Orleans and went to college in Mobile, Alabama, so Mardi Gras was a holiday with as much significance as Christmas—schools even get a full week off to celebrate. The festivities aren’t limited to just one day: they start exactly on the Feast of the Epiphany (which is always January 6) and carry on through Fat Tuesday (which varies year-to-year; usually mid-February or early March). Growing up, king cake was consumed regularly and many weekends were spent entirely at parades, where you’re expected and even encouraged to yell and plead for, essentially, junk. In return, you’d end up with bags of shiny plastic beads, doubloons and MoonPies that lingered in cars, homes and sidewalks for weeks. It was all mesmerizing—the costumes, the marching bands, the parade royals. I don’t recall anyone ever explaining what Mardi Gras was to me, I just learned through osmosis. And like many things in life, I didn’t realize how much I loved the spirit of it all until I wasn’t around it. I also realized I desperately want my young kids to know it. courtesy Addie Ladner by Addie Ladner Maybe even on time. This year we plan to make it to Oakwood’s Samedi Gras celebration, a hoopla block party that should be the icing on the king cake. Geared toward neighborhood residents, family and cohorts, it was started by fellow ex-New Orleanian Richard Kaznicki, who, like me, felt like something was missing around this time of year. The kids are now old enough to appreciate the Krewe of Leonidas, the neighborhood’s very own second line band, the majorettes and, of course, the coronation of both a king and empress of the event. It’ll be the real beginning of their Mardis Gras immersion. Year one here in Raleigh, we sulked over mediocre Cajun food and king cake, wallowing in a major bout of FOMO. Fast-forward to year nine: Raleigh is happily now our home and we’ve got three young kids who need to know a proper Mardi Gras. Gratefully, the city houses plenty of other people who aren’t from here, either, and the sights and sounds of Carnival Season around me are steadily growing. My friend Magara throws a New Orleans-style soirée each year, dishing out red beans and rice and hurricanes (a classic rum cocktail with fruit juice or grenadine), live music blaring in a basement bedecked in gold, green and purple. We pay a yearly visit to The Big Easy to get that atmospheric feel of the French Quarter, dipping into their Taste of Louisiana platter, which includes jambalaya, gumbo and fried oysters (or fried alligator if you’re up for it). Last year, we were thrilled to add Lucettegrace and La Farm Bakery to our list of places to get king cake, though my children still prefer homemade. And we discovered a small, relaxed family-oriented parade in Wake Forest to add to our to-do-with-kids activities. What I’ve finally learned about Mardi Gras is that it can be carried on wherever you are. We’ve found our people, scouted our celebrations and started our own traditions. Whereas I used to feel homesick this time of year, now I get excited! So whether you’ve got Mardis Gras in your blood or just adopt the spirit, I hope that this year you’ll eat some king cake, have a few spirits, dress up, find a parade and, if you’re Catholic, make your way to Mass on Ash Wednesday. January 6, 2019: True to form, I move mountains, starting at dawn, to get everyone loaded up and out the door for Mass. It’s the Feast of the Epiphany and I’m ready to kick off another Mardi Gras season here in Raleigh. I’m up extra-early to get a king cake started and wake the kids with Zydeco music. Despite my best efforts, we’re still late—and spend the entire Mass wrangling children who are barely able to pay attention. But then our 4-year-old recognizes the word “epiphany” and squeals, “Mardi Gras!” I’m embarrassed but also pleased as punch that my kids will know what this holiday is, after all. The Mardi Gras they’ll know is a stark contrast to the one I grew up with, but it’s better than no Mardi Gras at all. We’ll spend the next two months baking and passing out king cakes to local friends. We’ll listen to The Meters every morning as we pull down our bag of beads and masks; we’ll transform shoe boxes into miniature Mardi Gras floats. Laissez les bons temps rouler, I say!last_img read more

Gucci Launches Next Chapter Of CHIME FOR CHANGE

first_imgGucci debuted the next chapter of its CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign this week under the banner “To Gather Together,” a call for the global community to unite in support of gender equality.“Every person is created equal. We all have the power to use our voices to stand up for what we believe in. When we gather together across generations and communities, we have the opportunity to create real change. The fearlessness of this generation to express themselves gives me hope that a future of freedom and equality is possible,” said Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele.“With this next chapter of CHIME FOR CHANGE, Gucci is proud to reaffirm our commitment to a more just and equitable world. Achieving gender equality is critical to securing our collective future, and we are dedicated to leveraging our creative power, global employee engagement, and support for non-profit projects to ignite conversation and help empower the next generation of leaders,” said Gucci President and CEO Marco Bizzarri.Alessandro Michele collaborated with Italian visual artist MP5 to create the new CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign identity that will be revealed on Gucci’s ArtWalls in London, Milan, New York, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The new identity features silhouettes of human figures, unidentifiable by gender or other labels, standing together. Earlier this month, Gucci presented On/Off, a two-part wall painting by MP5 at the Gucci Garden in Florence. MP5’s work is characterized by an incisive black and white style and aimed at a critical and politically engaged vision of reality.To coincide with this next chapter, CHIME FOR CHANGE is proud to present The Future is Fluid, a short film by Jade Jackman and Irregular Labs, which premiered yesterday at an event during the Sundance Film Festival. The film explores what “gender” means to Gen Z, featuring individuals from Brazil, Canada, India, Italy, Singapore, South Africa, the UAE, the United Kingdom and the United States.To further amplify and celebrate the community of global voices speaking out for gender equality and self-expression, Gucci this week published the first issue of the CHIME zine, edited by community organizer and writer Adam Eli, featuring contributions from activists, artists and writers around the world. The zine will be available at the Gucci Wooster Bookstore in New York, the Gucci Garden in Florence and select bookstores worldwide. Additionally, in partnership with 1 Granary, the zine will be distributed to universities in Belgium, Finland, France, Israel, Italy, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The new CHIME FOR CHANGE website,, will host a digital version of the zine, along with storytelling content curated by CHIME FOR CHANGE Managing Editor Mariane Pearl.Building on its six-year legacy of funding more than 425 non-profit projects with 156 partners in 89 countries, directly benefiting more than 570,000 girls and women globally and reaching more than 3 million family and community members, CHIME FOR CHANGE is pleased to announce its support of new projects with global partners working to empower the next generation of leaders and realize a more equitable world. As part of a continued strategic partnership with GlobalGiving to crowdsource additional funding from a global audience, the CHIME FOR CHANGE projects will be hosted on as follows:● Equality Now: connecting and mobilizing young women activists to drive progress on human rights in the Middle East and North Africa; 
 ● Global Fund for Women: developing young leaders in Hong Kong, Brazil and Mexico, who are organizing across the pressing issues facing women locally; 
 ● Ms. Foundation for Women: funding innovative approaches to movement-building and activism centered around women and girls of color in the United States; 
 ● UN Women: increasing women’s political participation and representation in Brazil; 
 ● Vital Voices: empowering youth to address gender-based violence in Italy through innovative 
and interactive programming; 
 ● Women Deliver: connecting outstanding young advocates with the platforms, people and 
resources to amplify their influence. 
Additionally, Gucci is pleased to continue its support for UNICEF as a founding partner of BEYGOOD4BURUNDI, an initiative with CHIME FOR CHANGE Co-Founder Beyoncé Knowles-Carter to bring safe water to the most vulnerable women and children in Burundi, as well as for Artolution, a non-profit organization bringing public arts programming to refugee and vulnerable populations around the world to foster empowerment and social justice through self-expression. Through CHIME FOR CHANGE, Gucci is also expanding its partnership with I was a Sari, a social enterprise to train women from marginalized communities in India to become artisans.CHIME FOR CHANGE was founded by Gucci in 2013 to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for gender equality globally, with a focus on Education, Health and Justice. CHIME FOR CHANGE co-Founders Salma Hayek Pinault and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter have led the campaign with its coalition of partner organizations. Founding Partners include the Kering Foundation, Hearst Magazines, Facebook, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.last_img read more

Fresh outbreak of bird flu claims two lives in Pakistan says UN

At least two Pakistanis have died in a fresh outbreak of avian influenza close to the country’s “poultry belt,” the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has reported. Pakistani health officials informed WHO of eight suspected human cases of infection with the H5N1 virus – the virus responsible for outbreaks of bird flu around the world in recent years – in the area around the city of Peshawar. In an update issued at the weekend, WHO said two people have died in the outbreak and one person has now recovered. The outbreak in humans was detected after a series of culling operations in the area in response to an outbreak of the virus in local poultry. Samples taken by health officials have tested positive in the national laboratory and are now being referred to a WHO laboratory for further analysis. The agency is helping Pakistani health officials conduct epidemiological investigations and assess the current surveillance, prevention and control measures in place to see whether they need tightening or adjusting. Pakistan has been hit by multiple outbreaks of bird flu in its domestic poultry population since last year, while this year there has also been outbreaks in wild birds. WHO officials are also assisting local health authorities in Myanmar and Indonesia in response to outbreaks in those countries. In Myanmar, a seven-year-old girl from Shan State (East) has recovered after developing symptoms of fevers and headaches last month. Samples from the case have tested positive for the H5N1 virus. Indonesian officials have confirmed that a 47-year-old man from the country’s Banten Province has bird flu and has been hospitalized since 9 December. So far, 115 human cases have been confirmed in Indonesia, and 92 have been fatal. 17 December 2007At least two Pakistanis have died in a fresh outbreak of avian influenza close to the country’s “poultry belt,” the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has reported. read more

Blocked roads snow lack of funding could kill Pakistani quake survivors –

Blocked roads, snow and a serious lack of funding could create a death trap for tens of thousands of people who survived this month’s devastating earthquake in Pakistan, the United Nations World Food Programme warned today in the latest gloomy projection on the disaster.“It must be clear to everybody that many people could die if we do not move more quickly,” WFP Regional Director for the Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, Amir Abdulla, said. “We must have much more funding, much sooner, to gain as much speed as humanly possible in the face of gigantic logistics difficulties.”In New York, a UN spokesman announced that Secretary-General Kofi Annan heads tonight to Geneva, where tomorrow he will open a ministerial-level donors’ conference to boost international assistance for quake relief efforts.At the General Assembly, its President, Jan Eliasson, voiced confidence that Member States convening in Geneva will “make adequate funds available so that humanitarian agencies can respond as quickly as possible.”Mr. Eliasson cautioned that there will be a “further dramatic rise in the death toll” if aid is not delivered in the coming three weeks before the first snowfall is expected. He called for urgent efforts to provide basic supplies – winter tents, blankets, sleeping bags, stoves, kitchen sets, fuel, clean water and vaccinations – to those in need.As the WFP warned that a critical window of just five weeks remains for it to pre-position food stocks to last six months for tens of thousands of people in the most remote areas that may be completely cut off by the onset of winter, the UN refugee agency said it was adding a chartered Boeing 747 cargo to its emergency airlift of supplies.According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) only $90 million has so far been contributed or pledged to the $312 Flash Appeal the world body has launched to aid victims of the quake which has killed more than 51,000 and injured more than 74,000, with the numbers expected to rise. Since the massive earthquake struck on 8 October, WFP has been able to send nearly 3,000 tons of food using planes, helicopters, trucks, rafts and pack mules to hundreds of thousands of affected people in one of the most rugged terrains in the world. But the agency has so far received only about 13 per cent of its $56-million share of the flash appeal to help feed about 1 million people until mid-April.“People stricken by grief and loss – and further traumatised by continuing aftershocks – are expressing frustration and anger over their inability to meet their basic needs,” WFP said. “In remote mountainous areas southeast of Muzaffarabad, angry residents expressed their concern about the slowness of relief.”The most seriously affected areas are in Pakistan-administered Kashmir in the foothills of the Himalayas, where thousands of villages and isolated settlements are scattered over 28,000 square kilometres and most roads and bridges were destroyed. The temperature has already fallen under the freezing point in many places at night, but in less than three weeks it will become much colder and many areas will become more difficult to reach. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today that together with its partners it was speeding up the delivery and distribution of hundreds of tonnes of tents, blankets and other relief supplies from around the world. A joint airlift by the agency and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) from Turkey has so far flown 22 sorties and approximately 250 tonnes of aid. “This is a race against time and the weather,” UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told a news briefing in Geneva. So far the agency has received only $4 million of the $22 million sought for this operation.Concerning the UN’s Flash Appeal, the UN has now received $67 million in contributions and pledges of $35 million, according to a spokesman for the world body.Addressing the plenary one day after the UN marked six decades of existence, the Swedish diplomat said: “Our response to this disaster will be no less than a measure of our common humanity. Yesterday we celebrated the 60th birthday of the United Nations. Tomorrow, in Geneva, we must show the world what this Organization, and the international community, can deliver.” read more

Flynn files new financial form reporting ties to data firm

by Chad Day And Stephen Braun, The Associated Press Posted Aug 4, 2017 6:46 am MDT Last Updated Aug 4, 2017 at 8:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. Flynn is detailing previously undisclosed paid speaking engagements, business positions and income from the presidential transition that he left off his public financial disclosure. A person close to Flynn tells The Associated Press that the filing shows Flynn entered into a consulting agreement with the British parent company of data firm Cambridge Analytica, which aided the Trump campaign. The person says Flynn didn’t perform work or accept payment under the agreement. He terminated it after Trump’s election victory. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) Flynn files new financial form reporting ties to data firm WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, disclosed a brief advisory role with a firm related to a controversial data analysis company that aided the Trump campaign, according to a filing Flynn submitted to the White House.The disclosure of Flynn’s link to Cambridge Analytica came in an amended public financial filing in which the retired U.S. Army lieutenant general also discloses income that includes payments from the Trump transition team. The filing was made public by the White House on Friday in response to an Associated Press reporter’s request.Meanwhile, The New York Times reported Friday night that Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible co-ordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, has asked the White House for documents related to Flynn.The newspaper says investigators on Mueller’s team have asked witnesses whether the Turkish government made secret payments to Flynn during the 2016 presidential campaign. The Times cited anonymous sources close to Mueller’s investigation.Flynn’s now-defunct consulting firm, Flynn Intel Group, is under scrutiny by federal authorities and congressional investigators for its role in research and lobbying work for a Turkish businessman tied to the government of Turkey. The AP reported in May about inconsistencies in Flynn’s disclosures about payments from the Turkish client, Ekim Alptekin.The amended disclosure filed Friday by Flynn lists him as an adviser to SCL Group, a Virginia-based company related to Cambridge Analytica, the data mining and analysis firm that worked with Trump’s campaign.A person close to Flynn told the AP that just before the end of the campaign, Flynn agreed to do consulting for the firm, but he never performed any work or accepted any payment as part of the agreement with SCL Group. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity Thursday to describe details of the filing made to the White House.The details of Flynn’s role with SCL weren’t fully laid out, the person said, noting that Flynn terminated his involvement shortly after Trump won the presidency.Cambridge Analytica is backed by the family of Robert Mercer, a hedge fund manager who also supported the campaign and other conservative candidates and causes. Trump administration chief strategist Steve Bannon was a vice-president of Cambridge Analytica before he joined the Trump campaign.Media reports in Britain and some statements by leaders involved in the pro-Brexit campaign had linked Cambridge Analytica to the successful effort in 2016 to pull Britain out of the European Union. But the company said in a statement Friday that it did not work on the referendum campaign.Democratic lawmakers and Trump critics have seized on Cambridge Analytica’s role as they’ve pushed congressional investigators to scrutinize the Trump campaign’s data operation as part of probes into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. But the Trump campaign has played down the firm’s involvement. Campaign officials have said they used the company only for a short time for television advertising and paid some of the firm’s talented data employees, as the AP previously reported .Flynn’s previous filing, submitted to the White House and Office of Government Ethics in March, listed at least $1.3 million in earnings, including between $50,000 and $100,000 from his consulting company, Flynn Intel Group Inc. The latest filing lists at least $1.8 million in income.Flynn’s amended filing comes some six months after he was ousted from the White House for misleading the vice-president about conversations he had with the then-Russian ambassador to the U.S. It also comes as Special Counsel Robert Mueller and congressional committees are scrutinizing Flynn’s business deals and foreign connections.The person close to Flynn said he disclosed the information in an amended filing to make sure the “public record is accurate and transparent.” The person noted that Flynn and his legal team have spent months piecing together the information necessary for the filing without the assistance of the White House counsel’s office or the Office of Government Ethics.In the filing, Flynn reports earning about $28,000 from the Trump presidential transition and more than $5,000 as a consultant to an aborted plan to build nuclear power plants across the Middle East. The consulting connection with a group of companies involved in the power plant proposal had been disclosed in Flynn’s previous filing, but it had not indicated that he had received payment.Flynn’s new filing also provided more details about his consulting work for NJK Holding Corporation, a firm headed by Iranian-American multi-millionaire Nasser Kazeminy. The filing shows that Flynn was paid more than $140,000 for his roles as adviser and consultant to Minneapolis-based NJK.Flynn also served as vice chairman at GreenZone Systems, a tech firm funded by NJK and headed by Bijan Kian, who was Flynn’s business partner in Flynn Intel.In a statement to the AP, NJK said Flynn “played an advisory role to NJK Holding relative to its investment interests in security.” The firm added that in his roles with NJK and GreenZone, Flynn “provided his counsel and guidance on public sector business opportunities for secure communications technology within the U.S. Department of Defence” and with other agencies.NJK said Kian has no current involvement with NJK or GreenZone.Earlier Thursday, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, asked Kian for documents detailing Flynn’s foreign business contacts and travel. Flynn listed Kian as a personal reference in 2016 during his effort to renew his military security clearance. Kian told military investigators that Flynn had several foreign business contacts, but Flynn did not provide any of those contacts to investigators, Cummings said.___Follow Chad Day on Twitter: read more

Baseball Jonathan Jahn given chance to reset with Ohio State

Jonathan Jahn had to start over.Ohio State redshirt freshman relief pitcher Jonathan Jahn poses for his team photo. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State AthleticsAs a transfer from South Carolina, the redshirt freshman left-handed pitcher did not know whether he would be eligible to play for the 2018 season. But that did not stop him from wanting to play for Ohio State, the school he felt he was meant to attend. Ohio State was always in the conversation. His father was from Columbus, so Jahn grew up a Buckeye fan.However, when it came to picking colleges, Ohio State fell below South Carolina in two distinct areas. For Jahn, the weather in Columbia, South Carolina, was better suited for baseball than Columbus and his family was only about an hour away, giving them the ability to see him pitch. As he began his college career as a Gamecock, those things did not seem to matter as much. “After the first year, you kind of realize those things aren’t as important as you think they were,” Jahn said. “It’s really more about the atmosphere and the team and the family value that a team brings. At Ohio State, it was bigger than it was at South Carolina.” In June, South Carolina head coach Chad Holbrook resigned his position after finishing with a 35-25 record in his final season, with the team losing its final eight conference series of the season. The Gamecocks brought in Mark Kingston, the former head coach at South Florida. The culture Kingston created didn’t serve Jahn well.“He wanted to have guys that were going to play immediately that had some experience,” Jahn said. “So, they picked some guys from junior colleges, you know, to come over and play some of the freshman that were there. He just had a different way he wanted to go about the team.”The Kingston hire prompted Jahn to transfer to Ohio State. However, in the NCAA, if a player transfers from one Division I school to another, he is subject to sit out one season before he is eligible to compete. Jahn said Ohio State was worth sitting out a year. “I could have gone to like a Division II or a junior college school, but I just feel like Ohio State University was the place for me no matter where they were,” Jahn said. “If I had to sit out a year, I had to sit out a year.” Even with the eligibility problems heading into his first season in Columbus, Jahn had to find a way to fit in with his new teammates. As another transfer student on the Ohio State roster, redshirt senior pitcher Austin Woodby related to what his new teammate was going through.  “It’s really difficult because it basically makes you a freshman again. Starting over at a new organization or new team is never easy,” Woodby said. “That transition is really crucial in the first couple of weeks because, obviously, he is on the team and it’s kind of up to him to prove himself, in a way that he belongs here.” Through the first few weeks of the season, Woodby and Jahn bonded, talking about their struggles as transfer students coming from major college programs. As time went on, Woodby said the southpaw became progressively more comfortable, describing him as friendly and someone his teammates took to relatively quickly. Jahn worked to integrate himself into the team culture in the fall, but the NCAA ruled that him ineligible to pitch in the 2018 season. As a left-handed pitcher with high velocity and movement on his fastball, he was not the only one to be disappointed in the decision. “We were disappointed because we knew he was talented,” Woodby said. “We saw it affected him. “As his teammates boarded a plane for the season opener in Port Charlotte, Florida, Jahn waited to hear back after Ohio State appealed the initial decision.It was not until the day before the Buckeyes took on UW-Milwaukee to start the season Jahn heard the NCAA had reversed its decision. A few days later, he was pitching in his first collegiate game in an Ohio State uniform, striking out one batter in an inning of relief. For Jahn, that span of time was exhilarating. “Three days before I was thinking I wouldn’t be able to pitch at all this year,” Jahn said. “Three days later I’m in a game in an Ohio State uniform pitching for the Buckeyes. It was an unreal feeling.” Now with the eligibility issues behind him, Jahn is in Ohio State’s bullpen as one of seven left-handed pitchers. However, Ohio State head coach Greg Beals said this is the time for him to find where he can fit in. “He’s got potential to be really, really good,” Beals said. “Hopefully now that the waters have calmed a little bit with the NCAA situation, his eligibility situation, he’s going to be able to settle in and really start to grow for us.” Despite dealing with what Beals described as a rocky offseason, Jahn said he does not regret any of his decisions. They eventually brought him where he needed to be. “I wouldn’t regret it because, you know, it was a good experience,” Jahn said. “Whether it was bad or negative, however you want to say it, it was still a good experience because you have learned from it. The thing that I learned was that Ohio State was the place I wanted to be.” read more

Trade surplus of €31bn in February 2013 CSO

first_imgMore: Irish exports at highest levels since 2002 > NEW CENTRAL STATISTICS Office figures show an increase of exports by €154 million or 2.2 per cent to €7 billion from January 2013.Meanwhile, seasonally adjusted imports decreased by €69 million or -2 per cent to €3.8 billion.This resulted in an 8 per cent trade surplus of €3.1 billion.Comparing February this year with the same month last year, the value of exports decreased by 10 per cent to €6.6 billion. The main changes in the export market were decreases in the exports of medical and pharmaceutical products (-15 per cent) and organic chemicals (-18 per cent).Overall, the EU accounted for 58 per cent of total exports and America was the main non-EU destination accounting for 22 per cent of all exports in February.ImportsComparing February this year with February last year, the value of imports decreased by 2 per cent, while imports of petroleum and related materials decreased by 21 per cent.Two-thirds of imports in February came from the EU, with one-third coming from Great Britain, 9 per cent from the USA and 6 per cent from China.Read: Cost of living in Ireland rises 0.4 per cent in March >last_img read more

Amboy students try hands at computer coding

first_imgAMBOY — Two weeks ago in the White House, President Barack Obama kicked off a global effort geared to help kids learn basic computer coding. With students coaching him on either side, he wrote his first-ever computer code, a single line of JavaScript: moveForward(100). His line of code drew a line to complete a square on the computer screen.Thursday, 2,830 miles from the White House, sixth-graders at Amboy Middle School joined tens of thousands of students in more than 180 countries in the Hour of Code. It’s an effort to encourage kids to try their hand at basic coding.Frederick Tillman, the school’s computer teacher, is leading all six of his classes to the coding waters this week. The 20-puzzle Hour of Code uses videos, audio and games to introduce students to rudimentary coding. o Global event in which students learn to write computer code.o Tens of thousands of students in more than 180 countries.o Try coding puzzles at Try more Hour of Code with Khan Academy.o Watch the video of President Obama learning how to write a line of code.The sixth-grade students didn’t write code in JavaScript or any other coding language directly. Instead, Hour of Code uses Blockly, a visual representation of what the code is doing, Tillman said.Each of Tillman’s students was seated at a computer and wore headphones to hear the puzzle instructions. The kids were focused on the task at hand. No one was chatting or wasting time.last_img read more

Fish and Game Expects Low Yukon Chinook Run

first_imgThe run size for Yukon River Chinook, or king salmon, is likely to be lower than last year’s. Fishermen saw the lowest run of kings on record in 2013. Download AudioSport fishing throughout the entire Yukon River drainage area, including the Tanana River is closed this summer. Biologists don’t expect enough fish for a subsistence or commercial harvest this year either. (Photo courtesy Alaska Department of Fish and Game)Anywhere between 64,000 and 121,000 Chinook salmon could swim up the Yukon River this summer. Fish and Game’s Yukon River Research Biologist Stephanie Schmidt expects the run size to be close to the lower end of that range. “Because the last several years, we’ve seen run sizes that have come in lower or at that low end of our preseason projections,” she said. If she is right, this summer’s will be the lowest run on record for the Yukon River. Schmidt says there could be several reasons for the decline in king salmon. “I always like to use the analogy of a a rivet in an airplane,” Schmidt said. “If you take one rivet out the airplane will still fly; If you take two out, it will still fly, but once you start taking three, four, five rivets out it’s going to crash.” “So it might not be one big thing that’s causing Chinook salmon to decline but several small factors.” Fish and Game is trying to manage the king salmon population so that up to 55,000 fish make it to Canada. That’s close to 86 percent of the lower end of the projected total run size. Fish and Game’s Yukon Area Summer Season Manager Eric Newland says there hasn’t been a lot of argument against closing sport fishing, subsistence or commercial harvest this summer.“I think most people on the river really understand this: that it’s a problem, we’re doing a lot to conserve these fish and we’re still not making goals,” he said. According to Newland, biologists are looking for ways to allow for harvest of other species in place of king salmon. “Initially, we’ll be trying to provide for sheefish in the lower river, whitefish in other districts as well as summer chum when those fish become available a little later in the season and at that time we’ll be using gear types that allow for the release of King salmon if they are incidentally caught at that time,” he said. Newland says last year’s commercial harvest of chum salmon, also known as dogs, was one of the largest on record. The subsistence harvest last summer was also up for chums, and Fish and Game expects a strong fall chum run this year as well. In the meantime, several research initiatives to investigate the king salmon decline are underway.last_img read more

Holly Brooks Reclaims Mt Marathon Title

first_imgHolly Brooks hugs fellow competitor Charlotte Edmondson before race. (Photo by Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN – Seward)Tens of thousands of spectators were on hand in Seward for the start of the 2014 Mount Marathon race Friday.Download AudioHolly Brooks after the race. (Photo by Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN – Seward)After coming in second last year, Olympic skier Holly Brooks has reclaimed her title as winner of the women’s Mountain Marathon race. She finished the 3,000-ft climb in 52 minutes and 49 seconds, with 2013 champion Christy Marvin right behind her.“It was a tough field. This was the deepest women’s field in a long time,” she said. “So, I didn’t know what was going to happen.”Brooks has competed in Mount Marathon six times, and come in as the runner-up in half of those runs.“You know I’ve been second three times in this race,” she said. “Twice, I’ve gotten passed on Main Street right here, and that was all I could think about. I didn’t want to have to think about that for another year.”The 3-mile race is always grueling, but the dry weather this year meant runners had to contend with dust and heat. Brooks was the first to finish the uphill portion, but says the descent was a struggle.(Photo by Alexandra Gutierrez, APRN – Seward)“I’m coming downhill, I just felt like a marionette going down a mountain,” she said. “I just could barely hold myself up.”Seventeen-year-old Allison Ostrander, of Soldotna, made history in the junior’s race as the first girl to ever win it. She came ahead of all the girls and boys with a time of 28 minutes and 54 seconds, with a 40-second lead to spare.Eric Strabel has again won the men’s division. Coming in just before 4 p.m. with a time of 44 minutes, 46 seconds. Matias Saari came in second and Benjamin Marvin in third.last_img read more

Search continues for missing Tuluksak man

first_imgThe search continues for a man who walked away from the village of Tuluksak 15 days ago.Listen nowOn Monday Tuluksak Search and Rescue spotted Walter Hawk, a 43-year-old man troopers describe as a “vulnerable adult.” A group had boated nine miles up the Tuluksak river when they spied Hawk a couple miles offshore through binoculars. Night was approaching, and the missing man was too far away for the group to reach before dark.Search and Rescue Member Jacob Napoka said the group decided to camp out for the night rather than shout to Hawk and scare him away.“These old people told us not to holler at him or he might run away, but quietly walk to him,” Napoka said.But when morning came, Hawk had disappeared.Napoka said this isn’t the first time Hawk has vanished.“He’s like that,” Napoka said. “He always tries to go to Anchorage by walking.”This is the longest Hawk’s been missing. Before Search and Rescue would always find the wandering man within three days. This time, he’s been gone more than two weeks.Napoka said when Hawk disappears he doesn’t take anything with him.“No, he don’t bring nothing, no gun, no knife,” Napoka said.No food, no tent. Before Hawk went missing, he’d told a friend he was leaving to pick berries but didn’t say where he was going. Napoka said the berries are what’s keeping Hawk alive.“Yeah, he’s okay, because there’s lots of berries up there—lots of blueberries, blackberries,” Napoka said.A few miles from where Search and Rescue spotted Hawk, they found an old blanket and sleeping bag under some trees. They think Hawk pulled the linens from a nearby, abandoned house and had been using them. The search team tied food and coffee in the branches, hoping Hawk would return to that spot.“Dryfish, we make one-gallon juice and hang them up, bread, cookies, all that stuff,” Napoka said.So far, the food hasn’t been touched. Napoka said searchers have been leaving every day after work to look for Hawk. Bethel Search and Rescue and Alaska State Troopers have also been helping, and berry pickers have been told to keep an eye out.last_img read more

ICICI BankVideocon loan case What is the Chanda Kochhar connection

first_imgICICI Bank, Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI BankReutersThe chief of ICICI Bank, the country’s largest private-sector lender, is facing speculation about nepotism and corruption over loans to the Dhoot family-promoted Videocon.While the board of the lender has come out in support of bank’s MD & CEO Chanda Kochhar, concerns still linger.Let’s take a look at the entire controversy surrounding the bank.What’s the issue all about?The issue dates back to 2008 when Videocon’s founder Venugopal Dhoot decided to start a company with Deepak Kochhar, husband of Chanda Kochhar, and two of her relatives.Dhoot held 50 percent stake in the new company, called NuPower Renewables, while Kocchar and her family held the other half.In March 2010, NuPower got a loan of Rs 64 crore from a company called Supreme Energy, owned by Dhoot and then transferred the latter’s ownership to a trust headed by Deepak Kochhar for just Rs 9 lakh, according to The Indian Express.So is there a conflict of interest?The questions of propriety and conflict of interest are being raised as the transfer of the company to Deepak Kochchar happened six months after the Videocon got a loan of Rs 3,250 crore from ICICI Bank, the report by The Indian Express claims.Almost 86 percent of that loan remains unpaid and Videocon account was declared a non-performing asset in 2017.What is ICICI Bank saying?”The board desires to clarify that none of the investors of NuPower Renewables are borrowers of ICICI Bank,” it said in a statement.The lender was one among a consortium of banks that gave loans to Videocon.”ICICI Bank was not the lead bank for this consortium and the bank only sanctioned its share of facilities aggregating approximately Rs 3,250 crore, which was less than 10 percent of the total consortium facility in April 2012,” the bank said.”The board concluded that there is no question or scope of any favoritism, nepotism or quid pro quo.”When International Business Times asked ICICI Bank to respond to media reports, the lender did not comment beyond what it had already stated in its Wednesday’s statement.Full statement of ICICI BankHere is the full text of the ICICI Bank statement: There have been some malicious and unfounded rumours in the past few days casting insinuations on ICICI Bank Ltd. and its MD & CEO. Similar rumours had first surfaced in the mid-2016 and had been appropriately responded to. Nevertheless these have resurfaced in the recent past to malign the Bank.In that context, the Board of ICICI Bank today reviewed the internal processes of the Bank and also the details of the exposure to the Videocon group.1. The Board has noted that the Bank has a well-structured and standardised credit approval process, where multiple independent departments are involved in providing independent credit risk rating, doing credit appraisal, credit approvals and monitoring the proposals. The Bank’s credit approval authorisation framework is laid down by the Board of Directors. The larger exposures are approved by the Credit Committee of the Board. The majority of Credit Committee members are independent directors of the Bank. The Chairman of the Credit Committee, till as late as June 2015, was always a non-Executive Director. Based on the above, it can be concluded that there are adequate checks and balances in loan appraisal, rating and approval processes within the Bank, both from the control as well as from a governance perspective.Given this architecture, no individual employee, whatever may be his or her position, has the ability to influence the credit decision at the Bank.2. With regard to ICICI Bank’s current exposure to Videocon group, the Board also recorded that:In 2012, a consortium of over 20 banks and financial institutions sanctioned facilities to the Videocon group (Videocon Industries Ltd. and 12 of its subsidiaries/ associates as co-obligors) for a debt consolidation programme and for the group’s oil and gas capital expenditure programme aggregating approximately Rs. 40,000 crore.ICICI Bank’s current exposure to the Videocon group is part of this syndicated consortium arrangement.ICICI Bank was not the lead bank for this consortium and the Bank only sanctioned its share of facilities aggregating approximately Rs. 3250 crore which was less than 10% of the total consortium facility in April 2012.After the preparation of the Information Memorandum and the initial due diligence for the financing programme by the lead arrangers and after the sanction of the facilities by the lead bank, the Credit Committee of ICICI Bank in 2012 sanctioned its share of facilities in the syndicated arrangement to the Videocon group.This Committee was chaired by the then Chairman of ICICI Bank and it included independent and working Directors of the Bank. It is important to note that Ms. Chanda Kochhar was not the Chairperson of this Committee.The Terms and Conditions offered for these loans are similar to those offered by the other banks in the consortium, ruling out the possibility of any special benefit to the borrower by ICICI Bank.It is important to note here that all banks including ICICI Bank disbursed the Rupee Term Loan into the common escrow pool account being maintained for this purpose by the lead bank.ICICI Bank’s share of the banking sector’s exposure to the Videocon group was less than 10% while around 90% of the loans were sanctioned by other banks and financial institutions. Hence the Board concluded that there is no question or scope of any favouritism, nepotism or quid-pro-quo.3. The Bank desires to clarify that none of the investors of NuPower Renewables are borrowers of ICICI Bank.4. ICICI Bank is regulated and supervised by various regulatory bodies and authorities. In that context the Bank receives various queries from time to time which are appropriately responded to.On looking at all the above facts, the Board has come to the conclusion that there is no question of any quid pro quo/ nepotism/ conflict of interest as is being alleged in various rumours. The Board has full confidence and reposes full faith in the Bank’s MD & CEO, Ms. Chanda Kochhar. The Board also commends the entire management team under the leadership of the MD & CEO for their hard work and dedication. We would urge you not to be misled by these rumours which are being spread to malign the Bank and its top management.So was Chanda Kocchar not involved in sanctioning loan to Videocon?It’s still not clear but according to the bank, KV Kamath was part of the credit committee that sanctioned the loan.”This committee was chaired by the then chairman of ICICI Bank and it included independent and working directors of the bank. It is important to note that Chanda Kochhar was not the chairperson of this committee,” the bank said.last_img read more

Houstons 2018 Job Growth Lower Than Previously Estimated

first_imgGreater Houston’s job market grew by 73,300 jobs in 2018, not by 108,300 as previously estimated, according to benchmark revisions by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).The Greater Houston Partnership lists several reasons for the difference:The TWC likely overestimated the impact on construction jobs from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.Growth in the oil and gas sector didn’t turn out to be as robust as previously thought, creating 1,400 fewer jobs than estimated.The retail sector actually lost 5,800 jobs instead of adding 800, indicating that Houston’s population and income growth wasn’t enough to offset the effects from e-commerce and store closings.Professional and business services only added half as many jobs (14,300) as thought.On the positive side, bars and restaurants added positions after the previous estimate had them lose jobs.The revised numbers are based on data from unemployment insurance accounts, whereas the previous estimates rely on employer surveys.View Fullscreen Sharelast_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Wed September 6

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: the process to select Baltimore’s independent monitor for the DOJ consent decree winds down, we’ll discuss the candidates for this vital position with former Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes, and Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, CEO of the Matthew A. Henson Community Development Association. Plus, The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network, report on law enforcement and politics.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img read more

Delhi this evening is for Faiz

first_imgFaiz Ahmed Faiz is one name that is taken in the same breath with the other Urdu masters. And now Delhiites will get a chance to relive his memories at this evening that is dedicated to the legendary poet. ‘Faiz phir teri yaad ayi’ is an ode to the legendary revolutionary poet from Pakistan who was a notable member of the Progressive Writers’ Movement (PWM), and an avid follower of Marxism. It will be a musical evening based on Faiz’s poems which have been researched and compiled by Vinod Verma, who runs a cultural society, Tamasha. Joining him will be Madan Bala Sindhu’s Sufi and classical music which will be based on Faiz’s poems. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘His pathbreaking poems reflected a tinge of romance and reality during the time of Independence, which triggered the nation to raise its voice against suppression,’ said Verma.The works of Faiz, who is also known as ‘Poet of the East’, will be recited and sung with a background score by Sindhu.‘It’s a celebration of his famous works like Darbar-e-Batan, Dua, Meri kismat se khelne wale, Shisho ka Maseeha koi nahi, Aye kuch abre kuch sharab aye, Raaz- e-ulfat chupa ke dekh liya, Shaam-e-Firaaq, Naqsh-e-Faryadi, Dast-e-Saba, Mere Dil Mere Musafir Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflixto name a few of his masterpieces,’ said Sindhu.Music will play a major role in the recital this evening and it will juxtapose with his romantic poems at first, and then later on his rebellious ones.‘The concept, along with the music, is based on Faiz’s life. He took a turn from romantic writings to realistic ones when he was sent to correctional homes in 1951 due to a political conspiracy in Pakistan,’ said Verma, who has done almost 100 workshops on Faiz’s works in India and abroad in the last 32 years. Says Sindhu: ‘Faiz is like a Comrade, his thoughts were soft but effective and inspired the classical and Sufi singers. His poetry never gets old because the problems and situations are so much related to us till now and they have not changed.’‘Today we sing his songs because of his beautiful poetry, he as a human being served as an inspiration which motivated us to speak up for ourselves, for the society,’ added Sindhu.DETAILAt: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi RoadWhen: 17 January Timings: 7 pm onwardslast_img read more

MacBook Keyboard Troubleshooting Guide News Problems and Fixes

first_img Author Bio Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. Henry T. Casey, on Henry T. Casey, center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement May 21 Update: This story has been updated per Apple’s changes to its keyboard upgrade program and the new 2019 MacBook Pro, which features a new Butterfly key switch, with new materials.By now, you’ve probably heard about the controversy surrounding Apple’s latest laptop keyboards. But even if you have, you might not know the difference between a butterfly-switch and a scissor-switch, and why that matters to MacBook owners.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 The keys have become such an issue that Apple’s been pushed to apologize and even start a repair program to fix them. And while I hope you’ve not run afoul of a failing butterfly switch key yourself, here’s everything you need to know about what they are and how to deal with them.Apple’s butterfly keyboard and how it worksEvery gadget maker wants the thinnest, lightest device possible, and 2015 saw Apple introduce the 12-inch MacBook, which “innovated” with super-thin keys. These keys feature a “butterfly”-style switch, named for the pair of delicate ‘wings’ in the keys that allow for a much shorter height than traditional scissor-style keys.Apple continued to use these switches in all of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops released since 2015, iterating them slightly for increased stability or less noise. Unfortunately, this super-slimmed down design is still large enough for small particles to get lodged in the hinges of said ‘wings,’ (as seen in this video) and sometimes that detritus dislodges when you apply force.MORE: Apple Patents Glass MacBook Keyboard That Bends Under Your …In 2018, an iFixit teardown report showed that Apple had introduced a thin, rubbery membrane layer in the keyboard, ostensibly to keep dust out. Apple itself didn’t promote this change at the product’s unveiling, though it did mention this generation of key was supposed to be quieter.In May 2019, Apple rolled out new MacBook Pros, which feature a change to the Butterfly key switches. While the architecture of the switch appears to be the same, the company has reportedly switched a material in the switches, for greater reliability — to stop keys from getting stuck or emitting unintended double clicks. What are the complaints?When small particles get stuck in those switches — specifically in the hinges at the top and bottom of each switch — keys stop working. A 2018 report stated that 11.8 percent of 2016 MacBook Pros experienced a key fail, nearly two times the 6 percent failure rate from 2015.We have experienced similar issues at the Laptop Mag office, as Editor in Chief, Mark Spoonauer wrote, “key presses don’t register on the first try, forcing me to strike the keys with more force.”I even saw a colleague speedily hitting the spacebar on their MacBook Pro, trying to make it work again, to no avail.For some, though, the MacBook’s keyboards are facing another issue entirely. Instead of keys no longer working, certain keys — such as the E key and the spacebar — have been inserting two E’s or spaces for each click. Dual class action lawsuits (1, 2) have accused Apple of using these keyboards despite knowing their inherent issues.The complaints got so vocal, in fact, that Apple wound up apologizing, telling the Wall Street Journal, “We are aware that a small number of users are having issues with their third-generation butterfly keyboard and for that we are sorry.”MORE: Best Apple LaptopsOf course, the rep tried to couch the issue as a small bug, saying “The vast majority of Mac notebook customers are having a positive experience with the new keyboard.”Fixes: What can you do yourself?If you run into one of these issues, the best case scenario is that you fix it yourself. Apple suggests that you spray the keys with compressed air, but the company provides a very specific way to do it.First of all, you’ll need to hold the MacBook in the air, with its keyboard deck at a 75-degree angle, so it’s almost vertical, but leaning slightly away from you. Then (after attaching the can of compressed air’s straw into its nozzle), spray the stuck or affected keys from left to right.Next, repeat the above steps while holding the laptop by its left side, and again while holding it by the right side.If that doesn’t work, and you’ve got keys that are actuating twice for every click, you might want to try the Unshaky utility by grad student Sam Liu.Apple Keyboard Repair program: what you need to knowIf your MacBook’s keyboard is still giving you grief, there’s one solution left, and it’s far from ideal. In the summer of 2018, Apple introduced the Keyboard Service Program for MacBook and MacBook Pro, which provides free service and repair for affected keyboards.Before you apply for this repair, you need to know one crucial detail: it isn’t quick. Ben Lovejoy at 9to5Mac reported that Apple informed him his keyboard repair would take about five days, a figure I’ve heard a lot lately. And if your MacBook is the machine you rely upon for work, five days is way too long to wait.Apple’s changed this program, though, opening it up to all MacBook models that feature the Butterfly switch keys, expanding from the previous 2015 to 2017 model window. Apple is also aiming to shorten the window from the aforementioned five-day gap, but didn’t give a new amount. Credit: Laptop Mag; iFixit; Applelast_img read more

lifeIMAGE Joins Commonwell Health Alliance

first_img News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Related Content Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS Accessories | February 19, 2016 lifeIMAGE Joins Commonwell Health Alliance Industry consortium supporting nationwide data exchange will add focus on accessing imaging data through the electronic health record News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more February 19, 2016 — Medical image exchange provider lifeIMAGE announced it has joined CommonWell Health Alliance, an industry consortium of health information technology-focused companies. Companies in the alliance use their diverse, collective experience across the care continuum to break down the barriers that have stood in the way of nationwide data exchange. It includes market leaders and technology innovators that support care settings such as post-acute, imaging, perinatal, laboratory, retail pharmacy, oncology, population health, emergency services and more.lifeIMAGE will champion the expansion of CommonWell services to include access to medical images directly in a provider’s electronic health record (EHR), regardless of where those images were captured.In today’s healthcare continuum, patients often receive care from multiple healthcare systems, which drives the need for improved provider access to a complete EHR. Access to a patient’s imaging history is paramount in diagnosis and treatment among specialists such as cardiology, oncology, pediatrics, emergency medicine, radiology and burn care. In fact, imaging data is often the deciding factor as to whether or not a patient requires a second opinion, additional testing or an advanced medical procedure.“The reach of the lifeIMAGE network and its commitment to ensuring hospitals, physicians and patients can securely connect and exchange exams makes it a valuable addition to our team,” said Jitin Asnaani, executive director of CommonWell Health Alliance. “We look forward to working with lifeIMAGE as we continue to promote higher quality health care by making interoperability ubiquitous.”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read morelast_img read more