Northern Health offers grants for health and well-being initiatives

first_img For more information on the Northern Health grants or to apply, visit their website. The grants are part of B.C.’s Healthy Families initiative, intended to reduce chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. Two of the seven types of grants are new this year: True North Strong & Tobacco Free is offering up to a thousand dollar grants to fund tobacco reduction initiatives. HIV Prevention is also providing up to $5,000 grants towards projects to help communities develop HIV prevention plans. The other grants available include up to $2,000 for initiatives to prevent injuries to seniors and children as well as off-road injuries, up to $2,000 for groups encouraging healthy eating and active living, and up to $2,000 supporting communities working to provide education about preventing heart disease.- Advertisement – Grants up to $5,000 are also available for road safety prevention projects. The deadline for applications is October 17, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgDaniel O’Donnell is coming out of retirement – just months after he said he was planning to put his feet up.The chart-topping star revealed the news as he received the Freedom of his native Donegal at a glamorous occasion on Friday in Lifford.The singer, 50, has been taking things a lot easier after he announced he was taking a break after three decades of performing. His fans around the world rushed to see the star after he said he would not be playing any more long tours.But Daniel reassured fans that he never planned to hang up his microphone just yet.‘When I announced I was planning to take things easier, some people said that I was retiring.“That was never the plan. I just wanted to take things a little easier after being on the go for so long. “I’ll be back next year with a full tour of Ireland. I think I have a few good years left yet,” he said.A genuinely overwhelmed Daniel was surrounded by family and friends including wife Majella and mother Julia, 92, when he became just the fifth person to be presented with the freedom of Donegal.Daniel joked it was an honour to hear so many good things said about himself which most people would only hear at their funerals.Among those who said they were sorry they could not make it to Donegal to see Daniel honoured was his personal friend Sir Cliff Richard who sent his apologies.However one person who was there was the legendary Dublin singer-songwriter Pete St John who penned The Fields of Athenry. Pete said he travelled to Donegal to congratulate his friend.“We all only wish we had Daniel’s fan-base. The real reason I came here is to see if he will sing one of my songs,” laughed Pete.DANIEL REVEALS HE IS COMING OUT OF ‘RETIREMENT’! was last modified: June 25th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgA DONEGAL man charged with murdering four British soldiers in one of the most notorious IRA atrocities appeared in court in London today.John DowneyJohn Anthony Downey, of Ards, Creeslough, is accused of being responsible for the 1982 Hyde Park bomb. Downey (61) appeared in the Old Bailey where administrative details in the case were dealt with.He is accused of being responsible for the car bomb on South Carriage Drive in Hyde Park which killed four soldiers as they rode to the changing of the guard ceremony in Buckingham Palace.He is charged with the murders of four members of the Royal Household Cavalry and also an explosives offence.Roy John Bright, Dennis Richard Anthony Daly, Simon Andrew Tipper and Geoffrey Vernon Young were killed along with seven horses when a nail bomb exploded on July 20, 1982, as they rode from their barracks.Downey was arrested in Gatwick airport on May 19 and charged by the Metropolitan police a few days later with the four murders and another charge of causing an explosion likely to endanger life.Downey was previously granted bail subject to a series of conditions including providing £55,000 of bail money, wearing an electronic tag, living at a specified address with a curfew and reporting to a police station every day. He did not speak in court today apart from to confirm his name.His trial is set to begin on January 14th next.DONEGAL MAN APPEARS IN LONDON COURT ON BOMB CHARGES was last modified: September 6th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Right fare still draws crowds to box office

first_imgAs a result of the stellar Memorial Day weekend results, year-to-date revenue is nearly 5 percent ahead of 2005 and less than 1 percent behind 2004. Attendance is up by 1.62 percent over last year but nearly 7 percent behind 2004 when such hits as “Spider-Man 2,” “Shrek 2” and “The Passion of the Christ” resulted in the single-year revenue record of $9.4 billion. (818)713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The total was helped by the second weekend of “The Da Vinci Code,” which added $42 million to the pot and has grossed $144.9 million during its first 11 days in theaters. Also doing robust business was the animated comedy “Over the Hedge,” which had a four-day gross of $35.3 million for a two-week total of $84.7 million. When “Poseidon” opened disastrously and “Mission: Impossible III” kicked off the summer season with a far smaller domestic gross than expected, there was concern that the industry was in for a repeat of last summer. Last year, weekend attendance fell so far behind 2004 levels that there was a widespread feeling that movie theaters were permanently on the decline because of high ticket prices and elaborate home movie theaters, among other factors. “You can see with `Da Vinci’ and `X-Men’ that people want to see movies that are well marketed even if the reviews aren’t absolutely outstanding,” said Matthew Harrigan, an analyst with Janco Partners who follows the Regal Entertainment movie chain. “It is true that people are waiting to buy DVDs more often and are resistant to higher prices, but the fact is the quality of the films last year was very poor.” Added box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian, president of Exhibitor Relations Co.: “This notion that the movie theater experience is something people aren’t interested in anymore is proven to be completely false. This is a product-driven marketplace and “X-Men” was the perfect product.” Harrigan believes that the upcoming Disney releases “Cars” (June 9) and “The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (July 7) and to a lesser extent “Superman Returns” (June 28) are “virtually guaranteed to do fairly decent box office.” The summer movie season is only a month old but already a few trends are clear: moviegoers will still turn out in droves to see movies they think will be appealing – this weekend’s “X-Men: The Last Stand” debut is an example – but largely ignore other titles no matter how heavily hyped, like the fast-sinking “Poseidon.” “Just give them what they want to see,” said 20th Century Fox Distribution President Bruce Snyder, whose studio released “X-Men” as well as the Lindsay Lohan flop “Just My Luck.” According to final figures released Tuesday, “X-Men” grossed a whopping $122.9 million over the Memorial Day weekend, nearly $3 million more than original studio estimates and a record for that holiday period. The ticket sales for “X-Men” led the movie industry to the second-biggest Memorial Day weekend in history behind only 2004, which was a record year overall in terms of ticket revenue. last_img

Fernandes again reassures QPR fans on Twitter

first_imgTony Fernandes has told QPR fans on Twitter that the club are “doing it correctly” amid concern over a lack of signings.Many supporters on social media have been bemoaning Rangers’ relative lack of transfer activity this summer.Fernandes remains typically defiant, insisting this time QPR are getting it right.We have a scouting department that are doing it correctly. We have a stable squad. First time in 5 years. Building a sustainable club— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) July 13, 2017However, some fans were unconvinced by the co-chairman’s familiar message of reassurance.I swear you have this saved and copied every year.— Steve (@QPRSteve1982) July 13, 2017I hope I am wrong but I don’t think Holloway will make it to Christmas. We will do well to avoid relegation this season.— Jase A (@Loftus103) July 13, 2017’Stable squad’?!It’s the same squad (& manager) that lost 18 matches in 30. Lost 7 of last 8. 3 clean sheets. #relegation— King of Zamunda (@HRHJaffeJoffer) July 13, 2017There is balance between overspending recklessness & no spending recklessness. We just missed relegation with this poor squad.— ♛UP✰the✰R’s♛ (@Jakderippa) July 13, 2017″Stable squad” we nearly got relegated last year mate 😂— Mark (@duddaz87) July 13, 2017’Stable Squad’I’ll remind you of that when we are bottom & without a win after 5 games…— Kris Love (@KrisLove5) July 13, 2017People pay to see good, attractive football, Tony. Not to see an accountant running around the pitch. Let’s hope we have a good season!— Kev Souster (@kevvyqpr) July 13, 2017Sustainable in getting worse each year? You bought a debt-free Premier League club. You’ve trashed the place.— Lee Avery (@Lee10Avery) July 13, 2017Players poor enough to near relegate us last season. Wont improve @ recruitment also poor. Fans deserve better.— John Michael Doherty (@JohnMichaelDoh1) July 13, 2017That Tweet confirms how out of touch you are Tony.— Truth and Justice (@number8buser) July 13, 2017 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

It’s Only Rock and Roll: Steve Jobs is Back, iPhone 3.1, iTunes 9 & iPod Updates

first_imgRelated Posts iPod Nano Now With Video CameraThe iPod nano will now get a video camera  – the other iPods, despite all the rumors, will not. Apple also built an FM radio and a pedometer right into the nano, which will also now sport a slightly larger display (2.2 inches). In addition, the nano now has a built-in microphone and speaker. These new iPod nanos will retail for $149 with 8GB of memory and $179 with 16GB.Maybe the rumors about the delayed cameras for the rest of the iPod lineup were indeed true. It seems odd that Apple would only introduce this feature in the nano. Home SharingIn addition, Apple announced that users can now share songs, movies, and TV shows with up to 5 authorized computers in a household. Apple always allowed users to share songs on a local network, but this new feature takes this a bit further as it also allows users to automatically transfer purchases between different computers on a home network.Manage iPhone Apps in iTunes 9iPhone and iPod touch users will also be happy to hear that iTunes now allows you to manage your apps directly in iTunes, making it far easier to arrange icons on the small screen than ever before. iTunes will now give you an overview of all the pages you have filled with apps on the iPhone and lets your reorganize those apps right from within iTunes. You can also move a complete page around.iPhone GamesDuring the second part of the event, Apple gave iPhone and iPod game developers a chance to showcase a number of new games, including the upcoming iPhone version of Madden 2010, Riddim Ribbon (a new take on the Guitar Hero/Tap Tap Revenge music genre and maybe the most interesting game demoed today), Assassin’s Creed, and Nova, a new first-person shooter from Gameloft.iPod News: Cheaper & BiggerSchiller also announced new prices for the iPod touch: $199 for 8GB, $299 for 32 GB and $399 for 65GB). The 32GB and 64GB version of the touch will now also support OpenGL ES2.0, making games on the iPod a lot smoother. Apples says these iPods are now “50% faster.”As for the iPod classic, the rumors of its demise came a bit too early. Instead of taking it out of Apple’s lineup, the classic now features a 160GB hard drive for $250.The iPod shuffle will now also come in a 2GB version for $59 and Apple introduced a special edition (with 4GB of memory) that is made out of polished stainless steel for $99. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tip of the hat to the team at GDGT for providing the best live coverage of the event today! frederic lardinoiscenter_img Tags:#Apple#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Steve Jobs returned to a standing ovation at Apple’s annual iPod event today, where Apple introduced version 3.1 of the iPhone OS and the next version of iTunes. With iTunes 9, Apple introduces a Genius-like recommendation feature for apps and 30,000 premade ringtones for $1.29 in iTunes. Version 9 of iTunes has also seen a major redesign. The application and the iTunes store now look much cleaner. Apple also introduced ‘iTunes LPs‘ that will bring liner notes and artwork to digital albums (the much rumored ‘Cocktail‘ feature), as well as app management for the iPhone and iPod touch that is built in to iTunes.iTunes 9: App Management, iTunes LPs, ExtrasDuring the presentation, Jobs stressed that the Genius feature in iTunes will now be applied to other areas in iTunes. Jobs also announced that Apple has received over 27 million libraries from its users, each with about 2,000 songs. Building on top of this database, Apple is introducing ‘Genius mixes’ in iTunes 9. You can now basically create Pandora-like radio stations with the music you already own by giving iTunes a few songs or artists to start out with. Update: Looks like we misunderstood this feature at first. ‘Genius mixes’ are actually build automatically after Apple looks at your library. iTunes simply creates 12 Genius playlists based on the kind of music you have on your machine (Alternative Mix, Classic Rock Mix, etc.). Users can’t control these playlists or even see what song will play next. The iTunes store is also getting a make-over, though the most important new feature here is that Apple is introducing ‘iTunes LPs’ – the much rumored ‘Cocktail’ feature that will bring artwork and liner notes and other ‘memorabilia’ back to digital music (as long you purchase it through iTunes, of course). The price of these digital LPs will be around $20. Apple is also extending this concept to movies and will bring DVD extras to movies in the iTunes store.The store itself now looks a lot cleaner, and it does feature the rumored ability to send out tweets and Facebook status updates about songs.We will have a closer look at the new iTunes and iPhone 3.1 update once Apple releases them later today. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

fbLike Introduces Like-Based Facebook Advertising

first_imgfbLike, the OpenGraph-powered Facebook dashboard, has introduced a new kind of Facebook advertising system. Centered on fbLike’s product comparison engine, myBrands, the system leverages Facebook’s “Like” recommendation function to create an unobtrusive advertising network. Instead of charging based on the standard CPM (a fee per thousand views), fbLike instead charges based on CPL, or “cost per Like.”The extent of the Facebook ecosystem and the power of adding recommendations to a click-through make this an intriguing experiment. Advertisers pay dearly for opportunities to address a potential customer they have reason to believe is pre-disposed toward their product. This looks like a way to pay for that same thing, but on an as-discovered basis. Here’s fbLike’s Abhinav Prathivadi on the goal of the platform. curt hopkins “(T)his is my initiative to leverage the OpenGraph for brands. The goal is to build an ad system for major brands to run viral campaigns on Facebook without compromising on the user experience.”fbLike has already begun to make hay on Facebook’s OpenGraph API. Now they’ve found a way to use it to leverage the ubiquitous Like , for advertising. Could this be the first OpenGraph-based Facebook ad platform not run by Facebook itself? It will be interesting to see what other new angles on advertising come out of leveraging closed, but widespread, systems. Outfits like and TwitAd already leverage the stream. Now myBrands leverages the recommendation button. Perhaps, in the end, advertisers will use every part of the deer. Tags:#advertising#Facebook#Recommendation Engines#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

White House wants the nation to get ready for AI

first_imgRelated Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Ryan Matthew Pierson How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Follow the Puck Tags:#AI#artificial intelligence#Carnegie Mellon#Internet of Things#IoT#MIT#Pittsburgh#White House In an effort to drive continued innovation in a handful of key areas of technology and science, President Obama hosted the White House Frontiers Conference, a one-day conference in Pittsburgh. This conference is a joint venture between the White House, the  University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.During the conference, President Obama announced a number of new initiatives. These include funding to help in the development of smart cities, brain research, health, criminal justice, space, and climate change. Also among the initiatives announces was the release of a report titled “Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence.”This 58-page report outlines a number of important topics related to artificial intelligence. It also touches on the history of AI, the current state of the technology, and where it’s headed in the near future.Topics of focus in the report include:Applications of AI for Public GoodAI and RegulationResearch and WorkforceEconomic Impacts of AIFairness, Safety, and GovernanceGlobal Considerations and SecurityPreparing for the FutureArtificial intelligence is a big focus in both the public and private sector. It’s being utilized to provide quick, data-driven insights in the areas of business, science, law enforcement, and even national security. We live in a big data world, and that data is becoming increasingly difficult for humans to sort through.Turning large amounts of unorganized data into actionable insight quickly takes the type of computing power artificial intelligence can provide. This makes AI not only a useful tool for businesses that want to learn more about their customers, but for areas of public interest. According to the report, artificial intelligence is already making an impact:Public and private sector investments in basic and applied R&D on AI have already begun reaping major benefits to the public in fields as diverse as health care, transportation, the environment, criminal justice, and economic inclusion.Regulatory considerations are on the front burnerThe need for regulation on AI in the interest of public safety is high. For example, smart cars that use AI to assist in obstacle avoidance and steering need to be thoroughly tested, reliable, and meet high safety standards.Tasks that can’t currently be automated but will through AI will result in less need for human workers. This will have a direct, short-term affect on the economy. The report explores ways AI can be used to assist in building a more skilled workforce. Identifying opportunities for growth aids in offsetting the jobs that artificial intelligence will supplant.Security and safety are other important areas of consideration. Researchers at MIT have identified how AI can be used to detect cyber attacks with extraordinary accuracy in real time. Cyber attacks and hacking are an increasing concern.Artificial intelligence is already here, and it’s getting better every day. While Skynet isn’t a real thing yet, we are already seeing the beginnings of a much more connected, intelligent world.last_img read more

Manipur encounters: SC raps SIT

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up the CBI’s SIT, probing alleged extra-judicial killings and fake encounters by Army, Assam Rifles and the police in Manipur, for not registering the required number of FIRs as directed by it earlier.The court. while putting searching questions to the Special Investigation Team over the issue, directed it to lodge 30 more FIRs on or before January 31, after the team said it has lodged 12 FIRs till date.The apex court is hearing a PIL seeking probe into as many as 1,528 cases of extra-judicial killings in Manipur.“FIRs have to be registered in every single case. It is the investigation that has to be carried out by you (SIT).After the investigation, you decide whether you will file the charge sheets or closure reports,” a bench comprising Justices Madan B. Lokur and U.U. Lalit said.The top court asked the SIT to complete its investigation in the 12 matters in which FIRs have already been registered, by February 28 this year.“We make it clear that on or before January 31, 2018, all FIRs must be registered in respect of the remaining 30 cases as mentioned in the three tables that we have mentioned in the judgement dated July 14, 2017,” the bench said.The court had on July 14 last year constituted an SIT comprising five CBI officers and ordered registration of FIRs and probe the alleged extra-judicial killings in Manipur.The bench, which perused the first status report filed by the SIT, had directed that all subsequent reports to be filed before it, should have the approval of the CBI director.The bench also asked the CBI director to monitor the progress in the investigation and posted the matter for further hearing on March 12.At the outset, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Maninder Singh, appearing for the CBI, placed before the bench the status report of SIT.Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, representing the petitioners, raised the question that CBI has not yet lodged the FIRs as directed by the court earlier and statement of witnesses have not been recorded so far.The ASG referred to the contents of the status report and said that out of 48 such incidents, the SIT has not received the documents related to six cases.However, the bench asked the CBI’s DIG, who is in-charge of the SIT probe and was present in the court, as to why all the FIRs were not registered yet despite ordering the team to do so by December 31 last year.“You (SIT) do not need forensic reports to register an FIR. For registering an FIR, you do not need site visit. There are orders of the Gauhati High Court and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). You can register FIRs in respect of these cases and then carry out investigation,” the bench said.When the DIG said they have to examine the voluminous records of each case before lodging FIRs and see whether a case was made out or not, the bench shot back, “that is for the courts to see if cases are made out or not. The Gauhati High Court has said about unnatural deaths. You cannot say that judgement of high court is wrong.”Meanwhile, the ASG told the bench that SIT has received the documents related to these cases in tranches.The bench told the DIG that the apex court has asked the SIT to first investigate the cases which have already been dealt with by the high court, NHRC and a commission headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice Santosh Hegde.“Why did we picked up these cases? Because there are some foundational analysis by some judicial authorities in these matters,” the court said, adding, “you were expected to carry out investigation from there onwards“.Regarding the arguments advanced by Gonsalves, the ASG said that process of recording statement of witnesses have already began.The apex court had on January 8 said it appeared that the matter relating to probe into these cases was not being taken up seriously by the SIT.last_img read more

Kumble ‘honoured’ to be part of Indian dressing room again, ready for ‘big responsibility’

first_imgNewly-appointed Team India head coach Anil Kumble on Thursday thanked the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) for showing faith in him. (BCCI has complete faith in Kumble: Anurag Thakur)Kumble, who led India in 14 Test matches, was selected by the CAC comprising his former teammates Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S. Laxman, who interviewed 21 shortlisted candidates out of a total of 57 applicants.Shortly after BCCI President Anurag Thakur pronounced his name as the next head coach for a year, a jubiliant Kumble said it is time to give back to the game.”I am thankful to BCCI and cricket advisory committee for showing faith in me. It’s a huge responsibility and great honour to be coach of Indian cricket team,” Kumble told reporters. (Kumble Funfacts)”It’s time to give back to Indian cricket. It’s a great honour to be again back in the Indian dressing room and in a different role.”Kumble, who is best remembered for his 10 wickets in an innings during the second Test against Pakistan at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium here in 1999, said his strategy will be to win games.’READY FOR BIG RESPONSIBILITY'”It’s a huge responsibility, ready to take this role. Coaches come later, it’s always players first. Strategy will be to win,” he said. (India coaches from the past | BCCI finally gets over its obsession with foreign coaches)On being asked about his first assignment with the team — the four-match Test tour to the West Indies, the legendary leg-spinner said: “Have a short and long plan for the upcoming series, but I can not plan alone… I need players to pitch in.”advertisement”It is too early to speak about plans. Strategy is to win against the West Indies. I havn’t yet spoken to players.”With 619 Test scalps, the 45-year-old is the highest Indian and third highest after Muttiah Muratharan and Shane Warne in the all-time wicket-takers list.Kumble, who spearheaded the Indian bowling attack for more than a decade, mentored Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and was also the chairman of the National Cricket Academy (NCA)and BCCI’s Technical Committee.India is set to host 13 Test matches, eight One Day Internationals (ODI) and three T20 Internationals during the 2016-17 season and Kumble’s major task will be to guide the team in clinching the top rank in all three formats.last_img read more