Childhood abuse worsens depression in adulthood

first_imgFacing trauma in childhood can significantly change the structure of the brain, which may result in severe depression which could even be recurrent in adulthood, say researchers. The results from MRI scan images suggest that both childhood maltreatment and recurring depression are associated with similar reductions in the surface area of the insular cortex, part of the brain that regulates emotion and self-awareness. This reduction could make a future relapse more likely, said the study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, which found childhood maltreatment one of the strongest risk factors for major depression in adulthood. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”Given the impact of the insular cortex on brain functions such as emotional awareness, it’s possible that the changes we saw make patients less responsive to conventional treatments,” said lead researcher Nils Opel from the University of Munster in Germany. The study included 110 patients aged 18 to 60 years. Of the 75 patients who experienced a relapse, 48 had experienced one additional episode, seven reported two episodes, and six experienced three episodes. Fourteen had a remission period of less than two months and could therefore be regarded as having chronic depression. The findings are to develop or improve risk-adapted interventions for people susceptible to a worse long-term clinical outcome. Future research should therefore explore how the findings could be translated into care and treatment that could improve patient outcomes.last_img read more

Estimated global nonferrous exploration budgets and indexed metals price 19932011

first_imgAccording to Metals Economics Group’s (MEG) 22nd edition of Corporate Exploration Strategies (CES), the estimated total 2011 budget for nonferrous metals exploration surged to $18.2 billion. Despite increased volatility in recent months, metals prices – the primary driver of exploration spending – have remained relatively strong in 2011, giving confidence to the industry; as a result, exploration budgets increased by $6.1 billion, up 50% from 2010 to set a new all-time high. (Note: nonferrous exploration refers to expenditures related to precious and base metals, diamonds, uranium, and some industrial minerals; it specifically excludes iron ore, aluminum, coal, and oil and gas.)* The MEG indexed metals price represents a blend of the relative changes in a basket of metals prices weighted by the percentage of exploration expenditures dedicated to each metal by the industry as reported in MEG’s CES studies. This weighting acts as a proxy for the relative importance of each metal within the mining and exploration industry at a given time. **Relative prices for 2011 are based on the average through September.Most countries are seeing increased exploration investment in 2011, and explorers are demonstrating a higher tolerance for risk despite additional concerns and uncertainty about security, policy, and tenure in many countries. Of the 120 countries for which we documented exploration spending by the industry, those commonly perceived to be high risk account for 23% of the 2011 aggregate exploration total, up from less than 16% in 2010. The potential reward often increases the industry’s appetite for risk during periods of increased exploration spending, but exploration in high-risk countries, particularly early-stage work, is usually the first to be cut when risk levels or uncertainty increases.The proportion of overall exploration spending dedicated to early-stage and generative work has been fairly stable over the past three years; however, at just a third of overall allocations it is historically low. The decline in grassroots’s share of spending over the past decade correlates with the upward trend in late-stage and minesite budgets, as companies spent more on late-stage projects to move them towards production or to make them attractive for acquisition, and on minesite work as a less expensive and less risky means of replacing and adding reserves. However, the number of large-scale assets advancing to development has not risen proportionately with this increased focus on late-stage projects, contributing to constraints on meaningful production increases for most metals. The apparent decline in grassroots efforts relative to late-stage and minesite exploration over the past cycle and the considerable time needed to advance a new discovery to production mean that the pool of viable, large-scale assets available for actual development is unlikely to grow in the near future.MEG’s 2011 exploration estimate is based on information collected from almost 3,500 mining and exploration companies worldwide, of which more than 2,400 had exploration budgets in 2011. The 2,400 companies (each budgeting at least $100,000) together budgeted $16.3 billion for nonferrous exploration in 2011. Including MEG’s estimates for the budgets that it could not obtain, the 2011 worldwide exploration budget totals $18.2 billion.last_img read more

RIO 2016 Support Australian handball dreams

Australian national handball team, without any Goverment support, still trying to find money to compete at the Asian Olympic Qualifications in Doha. The Aussies got strong support by handball community, already reached first sum of 10.000 USD gofundme.com, so they set a new goal which can really solve all their troubles on the way to Qatar, where tournament will be held in November.–We have been overwhelmed by the generous response to our campaign, led by our two biggest donors so far: 2015 IHF Super Globe champions and 2015 EHF Cup winners Fuchse Berlin, and Urs Akeret, owner of London-based web design company Art is Shock. Every single Aussie dollar, Euro or Pound counts, and we have been thrilled to see our initial campaign goal reached so soon. But we are not done yet! Costs per player have been reduced (from $6000 to $4000) but there is still a long way to go to relieve the financial pressure on our athletes and help the Aussie Crocs put their best foot forward in November. Based on the generosity experienced so far, we have reset our campaign goal and hope the international handball family will help us on our journey. The current costs per player, factoring in money raised so far are:Flights to Doha: $1,400Accommodation in Doha: $2,600——————————————Total Cost per Player: $4000Once again, thank you all for your unconditional support and generous donations – say Aussies. ← Previous Story VIDEO: Slovenian “zeppelin” in Flensburg Next Story → Richard Stochl to replace Stanic in RNL! australia handballDohaolympic qualifications read more

Cahill wants his team to finish the season well

first_imgChelsea were trailing yesterday against Southampton 2-0 away from home but they managed to bounce back incredibly and came from behind to win the whole game 3-2 after the final whistle.Gary Cahill believes that this incredible comeback can help the whole team to finish the season on a much more positive note as they have been struggling a bit so far and need to improve the outcome a bit.The experienced centre-back spoke about his side’s ending of the season as he said, according to chelseafc.com:Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“We played poorly in the first half, gave them the edge and they went 1-0 up. To get the second one could have been a killer for us, so that’s an important three points for morale and the feeling going into next week.”“I don’t want to speak negatively, but it’s very difficult [to finish in the top four] when the gap is what it is. For top teams to drop that many points is unlikely, but we have to finish the season as strongly as we possibly can.”last_img read more

San Diego congressional reps introduce bills to combat Tijuana River pollution

first_img KUSI Newsroom, San Diego congressional reps introduce bills to combat Tijuana River pollution Updated: 1:52 PM Posted: July 22, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A group of San Diego County’s congressional representatives introduced a package of bills Monday to address and mitigate pollution in the Tijuana River Valley.The bills unveiled by Reps. Juan Vargas, D-San Diego, Scott Peters, D- San Diego, and Mike Levin, D-Oceanside, would boost funding to clean up the river and prevent future water contamination while a resolution from Susan Davis, D-San Diego, would encourage the Department of the Navy to focus on pollution in the river as a national security issue.“Today, the San Diego delegation is proud to introduce a comprehensive bill package to support mitigation efforts in the Tijuana River Valley,” Vargas said. “Together, we are taking meaningful action towards reducing, and one day hopefully, eliminating cross-border pollution from flowing into the United States.”Vargas and Peters’ bill would expand infrastructure funding by $1.5 billion through the North American Development Bank, which would receive a mandate to prioritize projects based around water treatment and pollution. The bill would also establish a fund through which unallocated federal money could be used to protect water along the U.S.-Mexico border.Levin’s bill would also fund pollution mitigation and water conservation projects by increasing the Border Water Infrastructure Fund by $150 million per year through 2024. Funding would be split evenly between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 6, which includes Texas and New Mexico, and Region 9, which includes California and Arizona.“The greater San Diego region has battled pollution from the Tijuana River Valley for years, with sewage and garbage contaminating our waters and desecrating our beaches,” Levin said. “Concrete, substantive action to address this issue and protect our environment is long overdue.”Pollution in the Tijuana River has affected U.S. waterways for decades, forcing beaches in San Diego County to close for extended periods due to pollutants like raw sewage flowing from across the border. Local and state officials and environmental activists have long called for federal intervention to protect the health and safety of residents near the border.In April, San Diego’s congressional Democrats  jointly wrote a letter with Sens. Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to urge the directors of the State Department, Environmental Protection Agency, Customs and Border Protection, Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. section of the International Boundary and Water Commission to address sewage runoff in the river.In response to lethargic action to mitigate pollution in the river, the San Diego Surfrider Foundation and the city of San Diego field separate lawsuits last year against the IBWC, which oversees waterways that traverse the border, arguing that the commission has been negligent of the river’s harmful effects. The city jointly filed the suit with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. center_img KUSI Newsroom July 22, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Senator to Introduce Bill Increasing Funds for Farmer Loan Programs

first_imgSen. John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, is planning to re-introduce a bill to increase maximum loan amounts to grant farmers the flexibility they need to operate in times of low commodity prices.The Capital for Farmers and Ranchers Act would increase the maximum loan amount that an individual farmer, producer or rancher is able to receive under the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Direct and Guaranteed Loan Programs for Farm Operating Loans and Farm Ownership Loans.The American Soybean Association (ASA) supports this legislation, which would allow growers to continue operating their farms, even during tough years when revenue is low. In June, ASA wrote to Congressional appropriators, asking for additional funding for FSA loan programs, as debt to asset ratios, working capital and cash flow are projected to weaken further this year and “FSA loans serve as an important lifeline for many distressed producers.”“Inadequately funding FSA would be a disservice to our hardworking farmers and ranchers, who are dedicated to feeding our nation and the world,” the letter states.Click here to read the letter.last_img read more

Study People who decorate for Christmas early are happier

first_img(WSVN) — The earlier you put up your Christmas decorations, the happier you’ll be, according to researchers.The study, published by the Journal of Environmental Psychology, says putting up decorations early sends a signal to neighbors that the homeowners are open to socializing and making new friends.“The results support the idea that residents can use their home’s exterior to communicate attachment and possibly to integrate themselves into a neighborhood’s social activities,” researchers wrote.The findings also suggest that decorating for the holidays helps bring up positive, nostalgic feelings about one’s childhood, and doing so earlier can jump-start those happy emotions.The study also found that those who get into the holiday spirit early tend to live more joyous and healthier lives.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Super blood wolf moon next up in super year for eclipses

first_img 12 Photos Tags Share your voice Mars, space soldiers and NASA’s big party: The biggest… Finally, January’s full moon is nicknamed the “wolf moon,” because cultures in the Northern Hemisphere used to sit around during the long winter nights and hear howling wolves outside.Put them all together and you get a “super blood wolf moon” that will be viewable for about an hour in the western hemisphere late Jan. 20 or the early morning hours of Jan. 21 in western Europe.And that’s just the start. Four more eclipses are set to happen in 2019, including the big show in South America this July. We’ll have more details on how to view these events as they approach.This post first published on Jan. 2 and will be updated as the various eclipses near.  Sci-Tech 5:33 21 Photos Solar eclipse 2017: Here’s what people saw For eclipse fans in the Americas and western Europe, January also brings the last opportunity to see a total lunar eclipse until 2021. This cool celestial event occurs when the sun, Earth and moon are all in a line, casting the shadow of the Earth on to the moon and giving it a reddish tint — hence the term “blood moon.”When this happens on the evening of Jan. 20 in the western hemisphere, the moon will also be near its closest approach to Earth, making it appear the slightest bit larger in the sky. This is a fairly regular occurrence we call a supermoon.  A NASA image of a “blood moon” blushing red. NASA For sky watchers in parts of north Asia, the new year will begin with the moon taking a “bite” out of the sun a few weeks before the rest of us are treated to the spooky-sounding conjunction of celestial events known as a “super blood wolf moon.”Altogether there will six eclipses observable from planet Earth in 2019, including a total solar eclipse over parts of the Pacific, Chile and Argentina on July 2 like the one that wowed multitudes across the US in the summer of 2017.But there’s also a partial solar eclipse coming up this weekend, on Jan. 6. While much less dramatic than the spectacular sight of a total eclipse, the moon will partially cover the sun for up to a minute and 43 seconds. Observing this, however, will require special protective solar eclipse eyewear that can be purchased online. Remember, looking at the sun without such protection is, of course, very dangerous. To see the eclipse, you’ll also need to be in Japan, Korea or just the right part of Siberia, northeast China, Mongolia or Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.  NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. Now playing: Watch this: Comments Shots of the super blue blood moon worth waking up early for 2 Spacelast_img read more

US Taliban talks very positive

first_imgTaliban walk as they celebrate ceasefire in Ghanikhel district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan on 16 June.A meeting between a senior US diplomat and Taliban representatives in Doha last week to discuss a possible ceasefire ended with “very positive signals” and a decision to hold more meetings, people with knowledge of the talks said on Sunday.The meeting between a delegation led by Alice Wells, deputy assistant secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, and Taliban representatives was first reported in The Wall Street Journal but has not been officially confirmed.According to one Taliban official, who said he was part of a four-member delegation, there were “very positive signals” from the meeting, which he said was conducted in a “friendly atmosphere” in a Doha hotel.“You can’t call it peace talks,” he said. “These are a series of meetings for initiating formal and purposeful talks. We agreed to meet again soon and resolve the Afghan conflict through dialogue.”He said the talks had been held without the presence of Afghan government officials at the insistence of the Taliban.The move comes as the Afghan government and the United States have stepped up efforts to end the 17 year-war in Afghanistan following the unprecedented three-day truce during last month’s Eid al-Fitr holiday.The truce, which saw unarmed Taliban fighters mingling with soldiers on the streets of Kabul and other cities, offered the first concrete vision of a peace settlement since an earlier attempt at peace talks broke down in 2015.Although the Taliban refused an offer by President Ashraf Ghani to extend the Eid ceasefire, behind-the-scenes contacts have continued and the government has said it is considering another ceasefire during next month’s Eid-al Qurban holiday.As hopes of possible formal negotiations have risen, the United States has agreed to participate directly in the talks, although it insists the process will remain under Afghan leadership.The Taliban official said the talks took place with the approval of the leadership council. The two sides had discussed proposals to allow the Taliban free movement in two provinces where they would not be attacked, an idea that President Ashraf Ghani has already rejected. They also discussed Taliban participation in the Afghan government.“The only demand they made was to allow their military bases in Afghanistan,” said the Taliban official.The meeting in Doha, where the Taliban maintains a political office, followed two earlier meetings between U.S. officials and Taliban representatives in recent months, the sources said.“We have held three meetings with the U.S. and we reached a conclusion to continue talks for meaningful negotiations,” said a second Taliban official.He said they would first exchange prisoners and then discuss other issues that could restore peace to Afghanistan.“However, our delegation made it clear to them that peace can only be restored to Afghanistan when all foreign forces are withdrawn,” he said.Another person with knowledge of the talks said the United States had pressed the Taliban side to accept the ceasefire offer for Eid-ul Adha, often known in Afghanistan as Eid-al Qurban, which this year starts on Aug. 22.“So a long-term ceasefire is expected on Eid-ul Adha,” the person said. “Both sides agreed upon the continuation of the meetings and talks and another meeting is expected before Eid, but the exact time and place is not clear yet.”The State Department confirmed that Wells had visited Doha but has said only that she met United Arab Emirates government officials, including the deputy prime minister, to talk about their contributions to the situation in Afghanistan.Asked about talks with the Taliban, a State Department spokesman referred to a July 9 comment from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, that the United States would “support, facilitate, and participate in these peace discussions, but peace must be decided by the Afghans and settled among them.”Ghani’s main spokesman Haroon Chakansuri said last week that peace talks would be Afghan-led and would build on international consensus in support of peace.last_img read more

UPDATE New Wildfire Erupts In San Diego County

first_imgJae C. Hong/APFirefighter Dan Whelan is silhouetted against the sun as he battles a wildfire burning near Faria State Beach in Ventura, Calif., on Thursday.The Latest on Southern California wildfires (all times local):10:38 a.m.A new wildfire has ignited in San Diego County, which is already reeling from a wind-driven blaze that has destroyed at least 85 structures.Authorities say the new fire is near the mountain town of Alpine, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of downtown San Diego. The fire remains small, but officials say they are sending numerous resources to fight it.The larger fire 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of San Diego ignited for unknown reasons Thursday during fierce Santa Ana winds, which have since abated.More than 1,000 firefighters are on the ground, aided by seven air tankers and 15 helicopters, including two each from the Marines and Navy.Authorities say 10,000 people were evacuated and 900 are in shelters.___10:10 a.m.Authorities say 85 structures have been destroyed by a wind-driven wildfire that swept through a semi-rural area of northern San Diego County.County Supervisor Dianne Jacob says it’s not clear if all of those structures are homes.The fire erupted Thursday and rapidly expanded to more than 6 square miles (15 sq. kilometers) until fierce Santa Ana winds subsided.Cal Fire says there’s still zero containment, but a fleet of air tankers will be aiding more than 1,000 firefighters on the ground.Data & imagery of the California wildfires from our satellites, people in space and aircraft, not only give us a better view of the activity, but also help 1st responders plan their course of action. Get the details: https://t.co/BN9dmPiXep pic.twitter.com/82MQ3mU521— NASA (@NASA) December 7, 2017___7:48 a.m.At least 65 structures have been destroyed by a wildfire in semi-rural north San Diego County.Cal Fire also says there’s still no containment of the fire early Friday.The blaze exceeded 6 square miles (16 square kilometers) in a matter of hours Thursday and burned dozens of houses as it tore through the tightly packed Rancho Monserate Country Club community in the small city of Fallbrook.Strong winds subsided overnight, but forecasters say they will return later Friday, although they will be less widespread.The fire is on the eastern border of the Marine Corps’ sprawling Camp Pendleton, and military aircraft are expected to help battle the flames.___6:04 a.m.Winds driving an uncontained wildfire in northern San Diego County subsided substantially overnight but forecasters say they will return after sunrise Friday.The fire erupted Thursday and quickly burned dozens of homes as it spread over more than 6 square miles (15.5 sq. kilometers) and pushed west.The National Weather Service says there will be a resurgence of winds after daybreak with gusts up to 60 mph (96 kph) directly below mountain slopes and in passes but will be less widespread than on Thursday.The fire also tore through a horse racing training center, where state authorities now estimate about 25 of the 500 horses stabled there were killed.___12:14 a.m.California’s newest wildfire tore through retirement communities built on golf courses and killed elite thoroughbred horses in its first destructive day.The new blaze in San Diego County means a huge swath of Southern California is now in flames. December’s shockingly dry, hot and windy conditions brought on unprecedented fire danger.The San Diego-area fire quickly grew to more than 6 square miles and burned dozens of homes at Rancho Monserate Country Club.Flames engulfed a horse training center, prompting trainers to unlock stables and encourage hundreds of race horses to run for their lives. It’s not clear how many died.The region’s biggest fire, which is 200 miles north, keeps growing and has destroyed more than 400 homes and buildings. Sharelast_img read more

6 Things You Need to Know About Google Fiber

first_imgSeptember 26, 2016 4 min read Google Fiber has slowly been spreading to U.S. cities, and its recent acquisition will bring it to five additional ones. Its goal is to reduce the cost and increase the availability of high-speed internet.Related: Google Fiber Team Looks to Cut Costs, StaffFiber’s development, however, has been slow, to say the least. But this latest acquisition by Google and its new license with the FCC will likely help get the initiative moving a little faster. Here are six things you should know that will help you understand Google Fiber.1. Slow development up until nowMany people assumed Google Fiber would be available in all major cities almost instantly. After all, it was a Google product — and that mega-company essentially has unlimited funds, so everyone expected a fast launch. It’s been the complete opposite, but there is now light at the end of the tunnel.The growth of Google Fiber should speed up now that it is focused on 5G. Its acquisition of Webpass, a company that was deeply invested in 5G networks and wireless technology, along with a license granted by the FCC to explore “experimental radio service” in 12 cities over the next 24 months, is a good sign for the future.2. Cities that currently offer Google FiberGoogle Fiber is currently available in these nine areas:Atlanta, Ga.Austin, TexasCharlotte, N.C.Kansas City, Mo.Kansas City, KansasNashville, Tenn.Provo, UtahSalt Lake City, UtahThe Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill “Triangle,” N.C.3. Where Google Fiber will land nextSome cities that have already been confirmed as upcoming Fiber locations include:Huntsville, Ala.Irvine, Calif.San Antonio, TexasSan Francisco, Calif.Potential locations include:Chicago, Il.Dallas, TexasJacksonville, Fla.Los Angeles, Calif.Louisville, Ky.Oklahoma City, Okla.Phoenix, Ariz.Portland, Ore.Related: Chicago and Los Angeles Could Get Google Fiber. And That’s a Very Big Deal for Entrepreneurs.Some experts have been performing their own research and crunching data to come up with a list of logical cities where Google Fiber might land next.4. What speed to expect from Google Fiber Google Fiber speeds are fast — very fast.A gigabit per second, or 1000 Mbps, is attractive, especially for households that have multiple internet users and devices. Multiple computers, laptops, mobile devices and tablets can really bog down a traditional internet connection.With Fiber, multiple devices can stream simultaneously without causing any performance issues. If you want to visually understand how fast a gigabit is, check out this video. 5. How much Google Fiber will costWhile the monthly cost of Google Fiber varies depending on what location you are in, each city’s cost is in relatively the same ballpark. For example, if you live in Charlotte, you can get internet plus TV for $130 a month, plus an additional $10 if you want to add Fiber Phone.These prices don’t include applicable taxes and fees but, relatively speaking, they are affordable for the speed delivered. My current internet/TV/phone package runs more than $160 a month, and I’m definitely not receiving internet speeds of a gigabit per second.6. What Google Fiber offers in addition to high-speed internetIn addition to a faster internet connection, you can also add Fiber TV and Fiber Phone. TV gives you access to 150+ channels, and with Google Cast built in, you can watch anything on your mobile phone or computer on your TV screen.Related: AT&T: Google Fiber Demands Government FavorsFiber Phone, which will add an additional $10 per month to your bill, gives you unlimited nationwide calling. Just as you experience with any phone carrier, you can use your existing number or pick a new one. Google also offers its users spam-filtering, something that I personally believe to be worth the $10 — by itself. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more

Microsoft confirms that Edge will switch to Chromium

first_imgMicrosoft confirms that Edge will switch to Chromium by Martin Brinkmann on December 06, 2018 in Internet Explorer – Last Update: December 06, 2018 – 42 commentsMicrosoft confirmed today that the company’s Microsoft Edge web browser will “move to a Chromium-compatible web platform” on the desktop.Rumors emerged last week that Microsoft was done with developing and maintaining its own rendering engine and that the company would either move Edge to a Chromium-based core or create a new browser based on that.Today’s article on the Windows Experience blog confirms the rumor. Microsoft Edge won’t die but it will be moved from its own platform to Chromium to become a Chromium-based browser.Google Chrome is the dominating Chromium-based browser but there are others such as Vivaldi or Opera.Interesting from the perspective of a Windows user is that the new Edge won’t be Windows 10 exclusive anymore. Microsoft plans to release Microsoft Edge, the new version that is based on Chromium, for all supported versions of Windows. There is also a possibility that Microsoft Edge will be launched for Mac OS X or other platforms in the future.Edge will be updated more frequently; that means, likely, that Microsoft won’t include Microsoft Edge updates with updates for the Windows operating system anymore.Microsoft Edge will evolve according to Microsoft.[..] we will evolve the browser code more broadly, so that our distribution model offers an updated Microsoft Edge experience + platform across all supported versions of Windows, while still maintaining the benefits of the browser’s close integration with Windows.Microsoft plans to contribute to the Chromium project to improve the platform further. Edge users will benefit from improved compatibility when using the web browser.Microsoft invites developers to join Microsoft Edge Insider to test preview builds of the new Edge when they become available.Just visit the Microsoft Edge Insider website and sign up there to receive information about upcoming builds. Microsoft expects to have a first preview build ready in early 2019; this suggests that Microsoft started work on migrating Edge to the new code-base for some time already.Closing WordsI never understood why Edge was not available for other supported Windows versions; it felt like a huge oversight on Microsoft’s part. The moving to a Chromium-base changes that and that is a good thing. Whether the move will convince many Windows 7 and 8.1 users to switch to Edge remains to be seen; my initial guess is that some will try Edge when it first comes out but won’t probably switch to it unless it offers something spectacular that other Chromium-based browsers don’t offer.Lots of questions remain unanswered: will there be feature changes? what about Edge’s interface and design?Microsoft has some things to sort out as well. Universal Windows Platform uses EdgeHTML and the team needs to find a way to move all of that to Chromium as well.Now You: What is your take on the development? Would you give the new Edge a try? (via Deskmodder)SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft confirms that Edge will switch to ChromiumDescriptionMicrosoft confirmed today that the company’s Microsoft Edge web browser will “move to a Chromium-compatible web platform” on the desktop.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Air Italy opens TorontoMilan sales for summer 2020

first_img Posted by TORONTO — Air Italy says all of the routes in its current summer season will be back for next year’s summer season, starting March 29 and running through Oct. 24, 2020.The carrier’s Toronto-Milan flights are coming back next year, along with flights out of L.A. and San Francisco. Air Italy also offers year-round services out of New York and Miami.In addition to the above routes, all of the current 2019 summer schedule to Africa – Cairo, Dakar, Accra, Lagos and Sharm el Sheikh – are also on sale for 2020.Air Italy will also be continuing to serve daily multi-frequencies and connections with international flights from Rome, Naples, Palermo, Catania, Lamezia Terme, Cagliari and Olbia.“Due to the excellent performance of our network during 2019, we are very pleased to be able to announce the commencement of sales for 2020 with the entire network remaining for next summer,” said Rossen Dimitrov, Chief Operating Officer. “This demonstrates our commitment to both the domestic and international market, our network strategy, and our desire to enhance the travel experience for our passengers once more, through early planning opportunities and continued service to our popular destinations.”More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureMilan Malpensa (MPX) remains at the core of Air Italy’s 2020 network, says Dimitrov, with more than 170 weekly frequencies operating from the carrier’s main hub in the peak season. Some 26 of those are North Atlantic routes, including the six times weekly summer seasonal service from Toronto. The service launched in May 2019.During the winter season 2019/2020, adds Rossen, Air Italy will operate new long-haul seasonal destinations such as Maldives – which will be offered until the end of 2020 Easter holidays – alongside Mombasa and Zanzibar. These new routes will be launched in October 2019 and will be operated by the airline’s A330-200 aircraft during the winter. Share Air Italy opens Toronto-Milan sales for summer 2020 Tags: Air Italy, Milan, Salescenter_img Monday, July 15, 2019 Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away “This is a guy who would be a perfect fit because he already knows Ray Horton’s defense. He’d have to be brought up to speed on the terminology but playing corner is not exactly the same as playing quarterback in the National Football League if you get my drift. Ike Taylor could do it. You could bring him in. He’d be the perfect guy in this system.”The idea of a veteran cornerback to mentor Peterson and Greg Toler is a good one. The idea of one who can come in and know Horton’s system with the truncated timetable the lockout will give players and teams to get ready is a great one.Taylor’s familiarity with Horton and his durability make him a very interesting option if the club looks to deal Rodgers-Cromartie. He also could be a valuable asset for a secondary who struggled to make tackles in 2010.He’s just another name to add to the ever growing list of players the Cardinals might have interest in if the lockout ever comes to an end. The phrase ‘I like Ike’ isn’t just for 1952 Presidential campaigns anymore. It may be what the Arizona Cardinals are saying this offseason in reference to Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor.“Let’s say they deal [Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie] and bring in Kevin Kolb as their quarterback,” Sports 620 KTAR’s Ron Wolfley said on Doug and Wolf. “Does Ike Taylor make sense at the corner opposite of Patrick Peterson? I can tell you it makes perfect sense for so many different reasons. Number one, we’re talking about a grizzled veteran. A guy who is a true players pro. He’s a professional. A guy that would mentor a young Patrick Peterson. A guy that has been in the league nine years and he’s been durable as well. He’s missed three games in nine years.center_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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first_img 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories ‘There’s no way to win.’That’s the response Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians gave in his post-game interview Sunday when asked what he would have said if someone had told him that his quarterback would throw four interceptions and his team lose the turnover battle by a wide margin on the road against the best squad in the conference.Yet despite all the odds stacked against them — both internally because of mistakes and externally given the elements and notoriously loud home crowd — the Cardinals found a way to win Sunday by a final of 17-10. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling It’s a mindset that has allowed the Cardinals to beat up on several playoff-bound teams like the Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts and Seahawks.Asked what this latest statement win should signal to the rest of the league, Arians didn’t hesitate.“They just better hope they don’t let us in the dance.”Even though the Cardinals have clinched their first 10-win season since 2009 with Sunday’s win, reaching the dance won’t be entirely up to them.Arizona can reach the playoffs with a win next Sunday and a San Francisco 49ers’ loss on Monday or a win next Sunday and a New Orleans Saints’ loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Still, becoming the first team since Dec. 24, 2011 to win at CenturyLink Field was pretty gratifying for the first-year head coach to say the least.“This goes up there pretty high,” said Arians on where the win ranks in his career. “I wish it was a playoff game. You wish you were going home for the second round of the playoffs having beaten a team like this on the road. “This is a huge win, and I’ve been lucky to be a part of a bunch of them.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact It wasn’t always pretty, in fact for large stretches it was nothing but a battle for field position, but Arians and Co. kept their playoff hopes alive thanks to a 60-minute from the defense and a timely touchdown pass from Carson Palmer.“[This win was about] the resiliency of our football team,” Arians said. “We started off getting big plays, and then gave it away. Our defense played well the whole game. “They had been playing super and then they gave up a touchdown. It looked like, ‘Hey, here we go.’ And then the offense rebounds, goes and gets the score. The two-point play was huge to get the lead to seven. And then the turnover. It’s over when we put Stepfan [Taylor] and he busts the run. Game, set and match.”In the come-from-behind road victory, Arizona allowed 192 total yards and limited Russell Wilson to career lows in multiple categories including passing yards and completion percentage.“They were dominating,” Arians said of the defense. “It was fun to watch. And the next man steps up every week. Tony Jefferson [in place of Rashad Johnson] lit up and played great like I knew he would. Each man that plays, plays fast, hard and physical. That’s how we want to play.” – / 17last_img read more

From Disney to Netflix the big takeaways from Cin

first_imgFrom Disney to Netflix, the big takeaways from CinemaCon by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Apr 5, 2019 9:43 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img LAS VEGAS — The movie industry is returning to their day jobs Friday after four days of schmoozing, deal-making and watching movie studios and stars sell the best of what’s to come to theatres at CinemaCon.It’s a time of great change and uncertainty in the movie making business, but the takeaways from the annual convention in Las Vegas are clear: Streaming is only becoming more of a threat, diversity continues to sell and everyone is still adjusting to Fox under Disney.CinemaCon is the annual gathering of movie theatre owners and exhibitors and a chance for them to get to see what films will be in the mix in the months to come.Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Presslast_img read more

SAN DIEGO — Skateboarding pioneer Tony Hawk says h

first_img SAN DIEGO — Skateboarding pioneer Tony Hawk says he’s bringing back his Huckjam format as part of the Wonderfront Music & Arts Festival on San Diego’s waterfront Nov. 22-24.Two other San Diego athletes, baseball Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman and surfer Rob Machado, are investors and ambassadors for the festival.The Huckjam format features choreographed and freestyle skating with live music.“I’m excited to bring my own flavour to this whole festival of music and art and culture and food, and I’m adding punk rock and skateboarding, which I’m very familiar with,” Hawk said at a news conference Monday.Bands scheduled to play the Huckjam Stage are Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, X and Vandals, with DJ Z-Trip.“In between those bands you’re going to see us skating with Z-Trip spinning live,” the 51-year-old Hawk said. “We’re going to bring back the choreography and freestyle elements.“It’s pretty cool to get to do this in San Diego,” he added. “I love any event where I get to sleep at home. It’s going to be a blast and I think there are going to be many, many more to come.”Hawk said it’s been 10 years since he did a Huckjam arena tour.Among the acts announced Monday for the festival are Ben Harper, MGMT and Slightly Stoopid. More than 80 acts are scheduled to play on seven stages.Machado also plays guitar, and his Rob Machado & Friends are scheduled to play.“I think we’re lucky to have this opportunity to be part of something that is San Diego, for San Diego,” said Hoffman, who spent the bulk of his career with the Padres and was inducted into the Hall of Fame last summer. “It isn’t this festival out in the middle of the desert where everybody’s getting dirty. You get a chance to be in our city … and experience what San Diego is like.”___Follow Bernie Wilson on Twitter at https://twitter.com/berniewilsonBernie Wilson, The Associated Press by Bernie Wilson, The Associated Press Posted Jun 4, 2019 6:27 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Tony Hawk to revive Huckjam format as part of music festivallast_img read more

Free healthcare milestone what it means what hurdles remain

first_imgAlthough a monumental step forward after decades of fruitless discussion, Friday’s voting of laws introducing the national health system (Gesy) was but one of several more required for the reform to materialise.Universal coverage, equitable healthcare and free choice for patients are the key pillars supporting the planned system, with all income-earners, employers and the state, contributing a part of their revenues to help fund its operation.Everyone will also be free to supplement this mandatory coverage with private-sector health insurance, either to cover specialised services not covered by Gesy (for instance, branded medicines), or for purposes of securing things like ward upgrades for in-hospital stays – or even to be able to do away with Gesy rules altogether and visit any doctor, whether Gesy-affiliated or not, at any time.As agreed unanimously by the political leadership, on March 1, 2019, the payment of partial contributions into Gesy will start, with wage-earners, pensioners, income-earners and state officials contributing 1.7 per cent of their income, employers 1.85 per cent of their payroll, the state 1.65 per cent and the self-employed 2.55 per cent.Three months later, Phase 1 of Gesy will be rolled out, which will feature out-of-hospital care only.On March 1, 2020, proper contributions will be imposed, with wage-earners, pensioners, income-earners and state officials paying 2.65 per cent of their income, employers 2.9 per cent of their payroll, the state 4.7 per cent and the self-employed 4 per cent.Phase 2 will see the full Gesy offering unveiled on June 1, 2020.Various co-payments, put in place chiefly to prevent abuse of the system, will cost a maximum €10, with an annual cap of €300 per patient and €75 for pensioners and state-aid recipients.What Gesy will mean to patients is free choice of a general practitioner – or ‘family doctor’ – for any and all visits, free of charge, who may then refer them to a specialist doctor as needed (with the exception of dental or gynaecological issues, for which patients can visit a specialist of their choice directly).But, as pointed out by numerous MPs during Friday’s House debate, until free healthcare and free choice enter our lives, several risks threaten to undermine implementation of the massive reform.According to the agreed timelines, by the end of this year the government needs to have found and appointed the board for the organisation that will implement and oversee state-hospital autonomy.As envisioned, state hospitals must become individual entities, independent of each other and, crucially, the health ministry, and learn to operate on a budget, before being pitted against each other and private hospitals in direct competition when Gesy is introduced.This is because one of the main goals of Gesy is to contain expenditures and eliminate waste, by making sure “the money goes where the patient goes”, in the sense that the money allotted to each hospital will be the direct result of patient preference.The organisation – the State Health Services Organisation (SHSO) – will be tasked with making several key decisions, with costing perhaps the one bound to cause the most friction.An itemised pricing list for medical interventions and all other healthcare-related goods and services will be prepared, with Gesy-affiliated practitioners paid according to the number of interventions they perform, at the agreed price.The SHSO will also be mandated with hiring staff to operate the new entities – each individual state hospital – according to the provisions of the regulations passed on Friday.In addition, by the time the phasing-in of Gesy provisions starts – June 2019 – the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO), which was created in 2001 to administer the planned Gesy, must have arranged for the deployment of the required software, without which introduction of any facet of the system is impossible.Still, perhaps the single greatest threat to Gesy is political, rather than practical. Unanimous agreement on the need to introduce a universal-coverage health system notwithstanding, presidential elections in February next year mean implementation will inevitably be seen through by a new administration.Days before Friday’s House vote, a tweet by Health Minister Giorgos Pamboridis claimed the vested interests that oppose Gesy had launched its “last-ditch effort” to find a political party leader – “for the role of Judas” – to stop the Gesy train in its tracks, “and it looks as though they found him”.Several fingers were pointed at Diko and Edek leaders, wild rumours of ruling Disy’s involvement also made the rounds, angry denials were issued, and a silent Pamboridis revelled in the frantic, and very public, hunt for ‘Judas’ that all but guaranteed no one would want to be seen as being on the wrong side of the Gesy debate.But whoever ‘Judas’ may have been, if there ever was one, the possibility that he – or she – might be part of the next government cannot be ruled out.On the other hand, reversing course at this point may be harder than it sounds. Both last July’s deal among political parties – the ‘roadmap to implementation’, brokered by President Nicos Anastasiades, which enabled Pamboridis to push his agenda through much more aggressively – and Friday’s vote were unanimous, meaning all parties committed themselves to introducing Gesy as offered.There is also the matter of the software commissioned to run Gesy.In March, the HIO signed a contract with NCR Cyprus for the supply and administration of the software – deemed the “backbone of Gesy” – that will register and record contributions and medical interventions, hold and update patient histories, and feature a host of other functions necessary for the system to operate.The seven-year contract will cost the HIO nearly €30 million, so anyone who decides to hold implementation back will face not only political questions but the charge of quite literally squandering taxpayer money.While a giant step toward full, unfettered health coverage of the entire population was taken on Friday, there remain potential obstacles to look out for in the coming years. Pamboridis, who on Friday emerged victorious after months of fighting, may have been wrong in diagnosing the establishment’s “last-ditch effort”.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Medics call for an NHS for all

first_imgBy Evie AndreouThe aim is to create a quality, functional and viable national health scheme (NHS) especially as in the aftermath of the crisis patients are finding it increasingly difficult to secure excellent health care, head of the Cyprus Medical Association (CyMA) Petros Agathangelou said on Tuesday.He said the NHS and hospital autonomy were discussed during a meeting with president Nicos Anastasiades.During the meeting, he said, it was agreed that CyMA would meet further with health minister Philippos Patsalis to discuss further studies on the NHS.CyMA’s goal is to actively contribute to the creation of an NHS “which we all need”, he said.According to Agathangelou, the association aims to minimise any failure in the future concerning the materialisation and implementation of the health scheme through the constructive contribution of everyone involved.A draft bill over the autonomy of public hospitals, a prerequisite of the implementation of the NHS, is expected to be submitted to parliament by June, with the plan to be voted before the summer break, and have hospitals working autonomously by the first day of 2016.Meanwhile, discussions with doctors, nurses and other health professionals are still ongoing with their union representatives over implementing the NHS. They have held several strikes over the last few months over demands they say should be introduced before the NHS is implemented.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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