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Millions Invested in Nova ScotiaMillions Invested in Nova Scotia

first_img The province is investing more than $2.6 million dollars in 53 ofNova Scotia’s leading cultural organizations. The organizationsinclude theatre companies, arts facilities, service organizationsand music festivals. Premier John Hamm and Tourism, Culture and Heritage MinisterRodney MacDonald made the announcement today, June 1, at NeptuneTheatre in Halifax. “Cultural organizations play a vital role in preserving andpromoting the various cultures that help define who we are as aprovince,” said Premier Hamm. “We are committed to investing inNova Scotia culture, in turn strengthening the social fabric ofour communities and enabling our economy to grow.” “All of the organizations receiving funding help to ensure thatNova Scotia’s diverse culture scene remains alive and continuesto develop,” said Mr. MacDonald. “Supporting this sector helps usin our goal to build a more prosperous Nova Scotia, bycontributing to our quality of life and well-being.” The funding comes from the department’s Anchor OrganizationsProgram, which provides operating funds to organizations, helpingthem to develop Nova Scotia’s cultural community. Neptune Theatre, a world-class live theatre venue in Halifax,received $255,000. “Investment by the province helps make so many important thingshappen at Neptune,” said Don Stoddard, vice-president NeptuneTheatre. “Our objectives for cultural growth are closely alignedwith the province. Support for anchor organizations like NeptuneTheatre contributes to initiatives like the development of newworks, opportunities for artists and community outreach.” Each successful applicant had to meet specific criteria,including proof of effective operations, the ability to generatetheir own resources and to offer programs that meet their mandateand the ability to deliver programs and services to the culturesector. With a total investment of $2,602,626 the organizationsare expected to generate an estimated $29 million in economicactivity during the year. Organizations across the province are receiving support, witheight in Cape Breton, nine in Halifax region, 11 in southern NovaScotia, eight in northern Nova Scotia, and 17 that are provincialin scope. The business of culture in Nova Scotia has an estimated yearlyvalue of $1.2 billion and creates more than 28,000 direct andindirect jobs. Overall, the province is investing more than $5 million incultural programming. Additional provincial resources supportcultural tourism and cultural heritage activities throughout theprovince. TOURISM, CULTURE AND HERITAGE–Millions Invested in Nova ScotiaCultural Organizationslast_img read more

DavidsTea lends Squish up to 2 million despite continued loss in secondDavidsTea lends Squish up to 2 million despite continued loss in second

MONTREAL — DavidsTea Inc. says it is lending candy retailer Squish up to $2 million even though the beverage company continued to lose money in the second quarter.Squish, whose parent company is Oink Oink Candy Inc., is operated by the daughter of DavidsTea founder and interim CEO Hershel Segal.His investment firm has guaranteed the loan. The two companies have previously entered into a collaboration agreement.Montreal-based DavidsTea says it lost $7 million for the three months ended Aug. 3, improved from a $10-million net loss a year earlier.Excluding one-time items, the adjusted loss was $7 million or 27 cents per share, compared with $3.3 million or 13 cents per share in the second quarter of 2018. Revenues decreased 2.5 per cent to $39.2 million despite gains in its e-commerce and wholesale channels.Retail sales declined to $3.8 million as same-store sales fell 9.4 per cent. E-commerce and sales to grocers increased $2.8 million or 52.8 per cent.DavidsTea operates a network of more than 230 stores in Canada and the United States.The Canadian Press read more

Rwandan refugees moved without notice farther into Burundi UN saysRwandan refugees moved without notice farther into Burundi UN says

The United Nations refugee agency today expressed concern at the surprise relocation over the weekend of thousands of Rwandan asylum-seekers by Burundian authorities to an inadequately equipped northern transit centre in their post-conflict Great Lakes country.Without notifying the Office of the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for the second time in a month, Burundian troops dismantled three border sites where more than 5,500 Rwandans had recently received temporary shelters, latrines and water, and thousands of them were walking 50 kilometres to Songore transit centre, UNHCR spokeswoman Jennifer Pagonis said.The Burundian authorities also ordered the closure of Cankuzo transit centre, with its 1,700 refugees, shortly after temporary shelters, sanitation facilities and water had arrived there, she said. UNHCR moved 572 Rwandans from Cankuzo to Songore and the transfer was continuing. “Although UNHCR has been pressing for the relocation of the asylum seekers to the two inland transit centres for security and assistance reasons, the way this is being done causes us concern,” Ms. Pagonis said.”Songore is ill-prepared to receive large numbers of people and those converging there now are once again in very precarious conditions. They will initially have to live in the open, without basic sanitation facilities and with limited water supplies.” The agency would take two or three weeks to expand and upgrade the facilities at Songore, she said.Rwandan asylum-seekers first arrived in Burundi in early April, citing fears of traditional local courts, or gacaca tribunals, looking into the 1994 genocide by Hutu extremists that took the lives of some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus. They also cited threats of intimidation, persecution and rumours of revenge as reasons for leaving home. The refugees built makeshift shelters just inside the border in Burundi.The ethnic ratios of Tutsis, Hutus and Twa in Burundi and Rwanda are similar.UNHCR said another 1,500 Rwandan refugees had arrived in Uganda. read more

Meet The Spurs Sharpshooter Who Refuses To Shoot StraightMeet The Spurs Sharpshooter Who Refuses To Shoot Straight

Marco Belinelli has been one of the NBA’s more successful marksmen from deep the past decade. But few would suggest emulating the Italian’s often unsightly approach to shooting. The 11-year veteran has a curious habit of leaning into his jumpshots “Smooth Criminal”-style. The move puzzles even Gregg Popovich, who, as the longest-tenured American professional coach in sports, has seen just about everything by now.“It’s not a sometimes thing — he always is leaning somewhere,” said Popovich, who is coaching Belinelli for a second stint. “I don’t know who taught him that, but it can’t be untaught at this point. It’s just there.”But watch the 32-year-old dart around on offense long enough, and it becomes more clear why he does what he does. Much like an armadillo curls into a ball for protection, Belinelli leans to safeguard his shot from being blocked from behind, particularly as he comes around teammates’ screens.“It looks crazy when I’m off-balance all the time, but I just want to be quick with the ball,” said Belinelli, who’s had just two of his 265 jumpers blocked this year.1Of those two blocks, per Second Spectrum data, one resulted in an immediate putback and basket for the Spurs, while the other drew a loose-ball foul on Jimmy Butler, who’d blocked Belinelli’s shot just before. “That’s the life of a shooter, I guess.”Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/MarcosLeaners.mp400:0000:0003:45Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.It’s hard to overstate Belinelli’s offensive importance off the bench in San Antonio, which not only came into the year short-handed but also had several new faces in its experienced rotation. Aside from the trade of star Kawhi Leonard,2Danny Green was also sent to Toronto, while Tony Parker signed with Charlotte in free agency. Manu Ginobili — the 16-year warhorse who gave the Spurs’ reserves stability — retired, leaving Belinelli with even more scoring to replace.The Spurs are the NBA’s biggest shot-selection outlier, with long, midrange jumpers making up a league-high 17 percent of their shots while 3-points are an NBA-low 27.7 percent of their shots. Because of that, Belinelli’s production as a reliable perimeter shooter is welcome.His return from an early season hibernation — he shot a frigid 35 percent from the field over San Antonio’s first 25 games — lines up with the Spurs’ streak of 13 wins in 16 games, which put the team squarely back in the Western Conference playoff race. During this hot streak, Belinelli has connected on 46.8 percent of his field-goal tries, including almost 41 percent of his threes.A handful of Belinelli’s most successful tendencies are used more often by the game’s elite ball-handlers. His desire to come off screens aggressively (and with almost no space between him and his screener) is an art that Kemba Walker perfected some time ago. And he sometimes makes use of the perimeter give-and-go, which Steph Curry employed to blister the Cavs in last year’s NBA Finals.But few players, if any, shoot as well as Belinelli while using such unorthodox leans and angles. He initially developed the tendency to lean forward on a number of his jumpers when he first entered the league with Golden State, playing for Don Nelson’s up-tempo Warriors club. Because the team was always in transition, Belinelli often had forward momentum as he’d launch threes in Golden State’s offense — something that would become a habit elsewhere.As for his penchant for leaning as he comes around screens, Belinelli said that was something he took from his lone season in Chicago, where the Bulls needed him to serve as a point guard of sorts in the absence of Derrick Rose. The team didn’t have many players capable of creating their own offense, so his coaches there told him to be aggressive — and quick — about shooting when he saw daylight after getting a pick at the top of the key.Belinelli acknowledges that a fair number of his misses stem from being too off-balanced. But similar to Klay Thompson, the Spurs swingman suggested that it’s usually most important for him to square his shoulders — and less important to think about where his feet or toes are pointed as he lets it fly.Having the occasional embarrassing miss (or a seemingly impossible, completely redeeming make) simply comes with the territory in this day and age, according to J.J. Redick, the Sixers sharpshooter who was teammates with Belinelli in Philadelphia last season.“The game’s changed too much for us to stand still and wait for open shots. If we did that, we’d get maybe a shot or two each game,” Redick said of his and Belinelli’s perpetual movement. “We’re not getting many swing-swing passes where we can come straight up and down. When you’re on the move and beating someone to that spot, you’re going to be a bit off-balanced.”So next time you see Belinelli nearly falling over on a jumper, as strange as it might seem, just remember that it’s likely not an accident. More often than not, he feels like the unusual look gives him a split-second advantage on his defender.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

Ohio State wrestlings Jordan brothers following in footsteps of family StiebersOhio State wrestlings Jordan brothers following in footsteps of family Stiebers

Redshirt-freshman Bo Jordan is awarded a victory during a dual meet against Minnesota on Feb. 6 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 22-13.Credit: OSU athleticsGrowing up in a family with a wrestling background could prove to be difficult, especially when your father and uncle were successful.Bo and Micah Jordan grew up in Ohio and have known they would be wrestlers for the majority of their lives. It was in their blood, as their father Jeff is the head coach of their alma mater St. Paris Graham High School, which has won 14 straight team state titles, and was an All-American at Wisconsin. Their uncle, congressman Jim Jordan, like his brother, was a four-time state champion in high school and also became a two-time NCAA Champion for the Badgers.Like the pair of Jordan brothers before them, Bo and Micah also each won four state titles, but chose a different path for college.“I think my whole family wanted me to go to Wisconsin, especially my dad at the start, but he told me to do what felt right and Ohio State was the place I grew to love,” Bo said.The Jordans — Bo is a redshirt-freshman while Micah is a freshman — have now arrived at OSU, and have another set of brothers to look up to, the well-known Stiebers.Redshirt-senior Logan Stieber, who has totaled seven championships in as many years dating back to high school, believes the Jordans can continue their success at a high level.“They’re very similar, both really tough, both have four high school state titles and I think they can bring the same amount of hype and results as Hunter and I have,” Stieber said. “They’re great people and they work really hard.”Hunter Stieber, a redshirt-junior for the Buckeyes, was a four-time Ohio state champion as well.OSU coach Tom Ryan said the two sets of brothers resemble each other.“They’re (the Jordans) similar to the Stieber brothers in a lot of ways. Both are really close and obviously the success has been there,” Ryan said. When comparing the brothers, Ryan said the elders — Logan and Bo — are as alike as the younger brothers.“I would say in both cases the older brother is the more physical wrestler and the younger brother is a little prettier,” Ryan said. “The younger brothers use a little more speed and the older brothers use a little more braun.”These aren’t traits that have developed overnight either, as even at a very young age, the Jordans were wrestling.“We’ve been wrestling for as long as I can remember,” Bo said. “One of the earliest childhood memories I have is me wearing a diaper, knee pads and my dad’s shoes on the wrong feet trying to do penetration steps in the house.”Along with being successful wrestlers, Ryan said the Jordans had a great upbringing.“They are guys that will always get along with people and are very humble,” Ryan said. “Humility will always be a constant, despite the success they’ve had.”Their cousin, Isaac Jordan, is currently wrestling for Wisconsin and is ranked No. 2 at 165 pounds. The cousins are the top two 165 pounders in the Big Ten, and could match up in the Big Ten Championship Finals.“I just have to go out there and wrestle my best like every match,” Bo said. “I’m not going out there wrestling Isaac Jordan or any other name, I’m wrestling against myself and being the best I can be.” Micah Jordan is redshirting this year and has posted a 29-1 record in various open tournaments throughout the season. The 149 pounder is the same weight as Hunter and, in the case of Stieber not being able to return from injury, Micah has stayed ready with the postseason looming.“It’s been a good year, redshirting is allowing me to get ready for next year,” Micah said. “I definitely want to be wrestling with the varsity guys and my brother, but for now my main goal is just to get better for next year.”Having his brother help him out with the transition to college and redshirting has helped, Micah said.“It’s great having my brother here. We are drill partners and he pushes me and helps me out a lot,” he said. “He’s a big role model for me and is a big reason for me coming to Ohio State.”Bo is currently ranked No. 5 in the country at 165 pounds and is a perfect 15-0 on the year, as well as 38-0 in his career. Watching the Stieber brothers has motivated him to be even better, Bo said.“It’s really cool to have seen the Stieber brothers winning state titles together and that’s what I want me and my brother to do,” he said. “There is no replacing the Stiebers. These guys are animals, but that’s the goal, trying to be as successful as they are.”The Buckeyes are 13-3 and finished second in the Big Ten at 8-1 and are currently ranked third nationally. As Logan finishes up his final push for greatness at OSU, he will leave behind a legacy that might never be matched. Hunter and Bo will look to get their first taste at greatness this March at the NCAA championships and Micah will be ready and waiting for his turn next season.“The Stiebers are tough. It’s awesome to see what they’ve accomplished and Bo and I are trying to follow in their footsteps,” Micah said.And following in the Jordans’ footsteps could even be yet another Jordan.The youngest of the three, Rocky, a freshman in high school, hasn’t officially committed to OSU, but wants nothing more than to follow in his brothers footsteps and become a Buckeye, Bo said.Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that Bo Jordan is a redshirt-sophomore. Bo Jordan is in fact a redshirt-freshman. read more

SIDA une 19e conférence mondiale marquée despoirSIDA une 19e conférence mondiale marquée despoir

first_imgSIDA : une 19e conférence mondiale marquée d’espoirCe dimanche, débutait à Washington la 19e conférence internationale sur le sida. Cette année on y attend 25.000 participants de 190 pays, tous désireux qu’une nouvelle mobilisation mondiale de mette en place afin de mettre fin à cette pandémie.L’ouverture officielle de la 19e conférence mondiale sur le Sida était prévue à 23h GMT mais de nombreuses sessions avaient lieu depuis dimanche matin au Palais des Congrès de Washington. Prévue pour se dérouler jusqu’au 27 juillet, la conférence a, pour la première fois depuis 22 ans, lieu aux Etats-Unis. En effet, en 1990, l’entrée avait été interdite aux séropositifs mais cette mesure a été levée en 2009 par le président Barack Obama. Pour appuyer cette nouveauté, les dirigeants de plus de 20 multinationales ont lancé un appel aux 46 pays qui continuent à imposer différents types de restrictions de voyage aux séropositifs afin qu’ils lèvent ces mesures. Parmi ces pays on retrouve notamment l’Egypte et Singapour.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Nous avons potentiellement les moyens de nous rapprocher de la fin du sida”, a déclaré Bill Gates, le fondateur de Microsoft, qui a donné avec sa fondation plus de 2,5 milliards de dollars à diverses organisations combattant l’infection par le virus du sida (VIH). Faisant référence aux nouvelles recherches sur un vaccin et les thérapies antirétrovirales, celui-ci a également ajouté : “Je suis optimiste : nous mettrons au point ces nouveaux outils et nous mettrons fin au sida en travaillant ensemble”. “Ce qu’il faut maintenant, c’est la volonté politique et individuelle de s’organiser pour mettre en œuvre ce que la science nous offre”, a souligné pour sa part devant la presse le Dr Anthony Fauci, directeur de l’Institut américain des allergies et des maladies infectieuses. Mais “la grande erreur serait que ceux qui viennent à la conférence pensent qu’à la fin de ce colloque nous aurons réglé le problème. Nous avons encore un très long chemin devant nous”, a-t-il averti cité par l’AFP. Selon les dernières estimations, la fin de l’épidémie est envisageable. C’est ce que tendent à montrer les avancées médicales et la mise en place d’un arsenal thérapeutique relativement efficace. Cet espoir a été renforcé par les résultats d’essais cliniques montrant que les antirétroviraux permettent aussi de réduire fortement le risque d’infection des personnes séronégatives ayant des relations sexuelles risquées.En quête d’une mobilisation plus forte  Pour autant, il y a encore 1,5 million de morts du sida chaque année et environ 35 millions de personnes (dont 97% vivent dans les pays pauvres) sont contaminées par le virus. Le manque de ressources pour étendre l’accès aux antirétroviraux reste une préoccupation majeure des responsables sanitaires. La conférence de Washington veut donc être le moteur d’une mobilisation plus forte, surtout des politiques, pour élargir l’accès aux traitements mais aussi pour poursuivre la recherche sur le VIH.Le 23 juillet 2012 à 16:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Heroes hailed for their lifesaving rolesHeroes hailed for their lifesaving roles

first_imgEarly CPR is being credited with helping save a 4-year-old girl’s life after she nearly drowned Sunday at Klineline Pond.Three bystanders performed CPR on the girl until emergency responders arrived. Initially, though, some people were hesitant to act because the girl had blood in her mouth, said Dawn Johnson, spokeswoman for Clark County Fire District 6.The good news is the new method for providing CPR doesn’t require mouth-to-mouth contact, she said.Clark County Fire District 6 firefighter-paramedic Jeff Killeen demonstrated hands-only CPR at a news conference Thursday.People giving CPR should place their hand on the person’s chest, about even with the middle of the nipples. For a child, use only one hand; for an adult, use both with one on top of the other.They should push down on the victim’s chest about one-half to one-third of an inch at a speed of 100 compressions per minute, Killeen said. They may feel ribs cracking or cartridge separating from the sternum; however, they should not stop compressions, he said.People performing CPR should continue with chest compressions until paramedics arrive. It takes 60 compressions to get blood flowing and only three seconds of no compressions for the blood flow to slow again, Killeen said.Killeen also offered tips for bystanders who spot a person in trouble in the water.The general rule of thumb, he said, is if you can’t hold the person on your hip, don’t go in after them. If the victim is too big for the rescuer, it could mean both people will end up in trouble, Killeen said.last_img read more

Slain fugitive had previous runins with the lawSlain fugitive had previous runins with the law

first_imgThe man shot dead by officers Friday was an ex-convict wanted for failing to check in with his community corrections officer, according to the Washington State Department of Corrections. He was identified Saturday as Jesse John France Jr., 29, of Vancouver. Officers shot and killed him after they approached his vehicle on foot and “the situation was escalated by Mr. France,” according to the Vancouver Police Department. He was pronounced dead on the scene.Just before 11 a.m. on Friday, officers searching for France attempted to contact him at the Addison Apartments, 7531 N.E. 18th St. in the Ogden neighborhood, according to a police bulletin. It said France rammed the officers’ unmarked police vehicle with the vehicle he was driving.Kim Kapp, a spokeswoman with the department, declined to say how the situation escalated after France was approached by officers, or whether France was armed, saying the case is still under investigation.The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force assisted Vancouver Police in searching for and contacting France on Friday because France was classified as being “high risk” to commit a violent crime, said Chad Lewis, a spokesman for the corrections department.last_img read more

Discreet robber steals cash from Oakland Park McDonaldsDiscreet robber steals cash from Oakland Park McDonalds

first_imgOAKLAND PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – An armed robber pretending to order food at an Oakland Park McDonald’s got away with some cash.Security cameras inside the McDonald’s restaurant, located along on West Oakland Park Boulevard and Northwest 31st Avenue, captured the man demanding money from an employee, Monday.The thief lifted his shirt to reveal a weapon in his waistband, and that’s when the employee could be seen handing over cash from the register.It appeared that the other employees and customers who were eating and in line to buy food were not even aware that the robbery was happening, according to surveillance.If you have any information on who the robber is, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Man airlifted after shooting in Hialeah 3 in custodyMan airlifted after shooting in Hialeah 3 in custody

first_imgPolice continue to investigate.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews rushed a man and to the hospital after, police said, gunfire broke out in a Hialeah neighborhood, early Saturday morning.Police later located and apprehended three male subjects in connection to the incident.Hialeah Police responded to the scene of the shooting near West 14th Avenue and 29th Street, at around 4:30 a.m., and found the victim with a gunshot wound to the chest.Paramedics airlifted the victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital in unknown condition.Investigators said the subjects had fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival, but their getaway vehicle was spotted at East Fifth Avenue and 49th Street.When officers conducted a traffic stop, the trio bailed from the vehicle. Police set up a perimeter and were later able to take them into custody.Detectives said the victim was apparently being sought and targeted by the subjects. last_img read more

Judge dismisses Former Broward Sheriff Israels case against Gov DeSantisJudge dismisses Former Broward Sheriff Israels case against Gov DeSantis

first_imgWhile we value Judge Haimes’ studied decision, the constitutionality of Sheriff Israel’s suspension will be tested in Florida’s appellate courts. The Governor’s overreach of the limited suspension authority has never before been used to replace a political opponent at the urging of the National Rifle Association. The Governor’s disagreement with Sheriff Israel’s decisions is not a basis to remove him from office. Only the voters of Broward County, who overwhelmingly elected Scott Israel as Sheriff, should have the authority to decide who is their elected Sheriff. The Fourth District Court of Appeal will be asked to decide this important constitutional question.Sheriff Israel remains duty-bound to serve his community as decided by the voters of Broward County.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A Broward Circuit Court Judge has dismissed former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel’s case against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.The decision made on Thursday comes three days after DeSantis’ legal team filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit.Israel filed the lawsuit saying he was unjustly removed from his elected position by DeSantis on Jan. 11.DeSantis’ decision to suspend Israel was said to be due to neglect of duty and incompetence.The judge said the Florida State Senate would be the one to affirm or overturn DeSantis’ decision of Israel’s suspension.Israel’s attorneys released a statement on his behalf following the ruling:Today, Sheriff Israel is disappointed with the Circuit Court’s dismissal of his constitutional challenge to Governor DeSantis’ suspension order. last_img read more

5G wont replace 4G Debunking all the 5G myths5G wont replace 4G Debunking all the 5G myths

first_img Here’s everything that 5G can do for you 4:09 Will 5G replace 4G? Will I need a new phone?While you will need a 5G phone to access a 5G network, it doesn’t mean you need one to reap some of its speed benefits. In fact, as the next-gen network rolls out, you may experience faster speeds on 4G as well (more on that below). In addition, 5G is not replacing 4G altogether. Rather, it’s building on top of existing 4G networks. All major carriers in the US and around the world are a ways away from a solid network-wide rollout. Even if 5G is available in your area, your phone isn’t obsolete just yet. It will still work perfectly fine on 4G.But will my current phone be faster?According to a GSMA Intelligence report, 15% of global mobile connections will be on 5G by 2025. By that same year, 4G LTE usage will be about 59% — an increase from 43% in 2018. In short, 5G will not replace LTE in the way that 4G did with 3G when it launched.Taking that into consideration, those with 4G phones may see a boost in speed as 5G networks roll out. This is due to two reasons: dynamic spectrum sharing and carrier aggregation. Coming to the US in 2020, DSS technology allows carriers to employ the same spectrum band for 4G and 5G. As people transition to 5G, “lanes” for 4G will be kept open for smart home devices and users who aren’t on 5G yet. As more people leave 4G, its capacity increases and so will speeds.Carrier aggregation allows carriers to combine 4G signals with other 4G signals, which will result in “a huge performance and capacity lift,” according to Verizon’s vice president of technology, Heidi Hemmer. 5G builds on 4G technology too, so you’ll also experience lower latency periods (aka: the time between when your phone pings the network and when it responds) as carriers develop their 5G networks.For more on this topic, read No, 5G isn’t going to make your 4G LTE phone obsolete. 52 5G and your health Mobile Phones But the link between cancer and phones may be overstated. For one thing, a number of things that we encounter every day are considered to be carcinogenic hazards to some degree, including diesel fuel, aloe vera and pickled food. The aforementioned 2016 study also exposed male rats to levels of radiation that exceeded radiation levels that humans would come across from their cellphones.Though it’s too early to be 100% confident, we do know that on Aug. 8, after more than six years of research and review, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai circulated a proposal to deem cellphones, including ones that use 5G, as safe. As CNET Senior Writer Maggie Reardon reported, that includes “current exposure levels for cellphones, wireless towers, Wi-Fi routers and all other devices emitting RF signals.” In addition, “Agency officials … don’t have any concern for new gear using 5G technology, including gear that uses millimeter wavelength frequencies.”Related:Smartphones may be leaking more radiation than we thinkCellphones and cancer: 9 things you should know right now5G phones and your health: What you need to know Now playing: Watch this: Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? Angela Lang/CNET The next generation of high-speed mobile data, known as 5G, is already live in a handful of areas in the US, as well as other parts of the world, including countries such as the UK and Australia. But as this network rolls out, many misconceptions and confusion around the new technology remain.This isn’t completely surprising — 5G will have an impact on many people’s lives all around the world, so there are understandably still a lot of questions being asked. As the 5G rollout continues throughout 2020, it’s predicted that there will be 1 billion 5G customers by 2023. Not only will these 5G networks connect users to a superfast mobile network, but many other industries will benefit from the faster connectivity of 5G as well, like self-driving cars, drones and the internet of things, to name a few.To learn more about 5G, we’re debunking a few 5G myths. And if you want to know more about 5G in general, read our FAQ: Everything you need to know about the 5G revolution. 5G means more than just fast downloads to your phone 13 Photos 1:08 Now playing: Watch this: 4:36 16 Photos Is 5G safe?One of the biggest concerns people have about 5G is that the network’s radio frequency will be unsafe, expose people to radiation and cause cancer. The fears aren’t completely unfounded — a 2011 report from the World Health Organization suggested that cellphone radiation should be listed as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”  In 2016, a study funded by the US government showed a link between radio frequency radiation and cancers in rats. And popular phones like the iPhone and Galaxy handsets may exceed the level of radio frequency radiation allowed by the FCC. 5G can benefit the industry in other ways. High-definition streams and sophisticated imaging of patients can bring health experts into the home, and emergency responders can get immediate mapping and terrain information when they are out in the field (say, a firefighter receiving the schematics of a burning building in real time on an AR headset).As for autonomous cars, that won’t likely come around for many years, if at all. But 5G is seen as “an enabler” and an “accelerator” for self-driving cars when it comes to communication, latency and bandwidth, according to Dmitri Dolgov, chief technology officer at Google’s Waymo self-driving car business, in an interview with VentureBeat.  In addition, CNET Senior Editor Stephen Shankland reported that “C-V2X, a communications technology using the same 5G networks coming to our phones, will allow vehicles to communicate wirelessly with each other, with traffic signals and with other roadside gear, improving both functionality and safety. “Related:Why 5G for smartphones is just the start5G is still a little magic, a little smoke and mirrors5G could make self-driving cars smarter and commutes saferWill 5G really close the digital divide?Not exactly. While the US is ahead of some countries, such as China, Japan and Russia, with its 5G rollout, the switchover from 4G to 5G will be staggered. That means that while some pockets will have 5G initially, many larger areas will still be on 4G for a while. There are also many agricultural and rural areas in this country that still don’t have internet, let alone high-speed internet or mobile data. This upcoming 5G era may actually widen the gap even further.Related:In farm country, forget broadband. You might not have internet at allWhy 5G is out of reach for more people than you thinkLife in the slow lane: Welcome to the internet in rural AmericaWhy rural areas can’t catch a break on speedy broadband5G pipe dream: Millions of Americans lack broadband still Will 5G force me into an unlimited data plan?Most likely yes, for now. In the US, Verizon has four unlimited plans and three of them include 5G for an extra $10 a month on top of the regular plans. To experience 5G on Sprint, you will need an unlimited plan as well. T-Mobile (which is due to merge with Sprint), told PCMag that its 5G service will be unlimited but won’t cost more than its existing 4G plans. AT&T’s 5G network is currently for businesses only, but the 5G plan for its $499 hotspot, Nighthawk, will cost $70 a month for 15GB when it’s eventually released to consumers.In general, 5G plans will cost more but don’t expect carriers to be completely clear and transparent about it. As CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng reported, “LTE didn’t cost any more when it first came out; you just needed to buy a new phone. But pricing models do change over time. Since 4G launched, carriers both took away unlimited plans and brought them back.”netflix-logo-1Make sure your streaming plan includes HD video. Angela Lang/CNET Will 5G allow me to stream the best-quality video at all times? Not necessarily, as this depends on your video streaming service provider and your plan. Netflix, for example, has a Basic Plan that only lets you stream videos in standard definition. There is a more expensive Premium Plan too, where you can watch high-definition and ultra high-definition videos when available. And while most devices support Hulu’s HD programming, its 4K Ultra HD content is currently only available on Apple TV (fifth generation or later) or Chromecast Ultra. Disney Plus, however, will give all subscribers access to 4K and HDR high-quality video. Will 5G really allow for remote surgeries and autonomous vehicles? Back at MWC 2019 in February, CNET Senior Reporter Shara Tibken witnessed what was billed as the first live surgery over 5G that involved a doctor consulting the surgeon from another location. The doctor was able to relay instructions and draw on a video of the patient in real time, as surgeons were performing the procedure.While entire surgeries performed over 5G isn’t going to be possible right away, there is little doubt that 5G will revolutionize the health care industry. Surgeries performed in remote areas with a doctor located in a different location will be possible over 5G since the network can handle the high bandwidth, quick responsiveness and low latency required to carry out such an endeavor.  Share your voice Comments Now playing: Watch this: Tags 5G lets you remotely perform surgery with a robot arm 5Glast_img read more

Cyclist Death Investigation Underway While Friends MournCyclist Death Investigation Underway While Friends Mourn

first_imgDownload AudioThree bicyclists have been killed by vehicles in Anchorage this year. The most recent was Fifty-one-year-old Jeff Dusenbury, who was hit by a pickup truck in South Anchorage Saturday. Fellow cyclists are mourning his death and waiting for the outcome of the District Attorney’s investigation.Three men sit on a grassy knoll above a pile of flowers marking the spot where their friend was killed just two days before. They chat about Jeff Dusenbury’s kindness – he was always willing to fix a kids bike. They talk about his passion for the sport.“I got a call today from a friend of Jeff’s who said he was worried that no one’s going to want to ride with him anymore because Jeff was always the one who would call him and want to go for the ride,” said  Peter Van Tuyn.As he speaks, three boys bike past. “They’re just having fun on a summer afternoon biking three miles an hour down this road. You know, Jeff was the safest cyclist – is it fair to say guys? – that we knew. He was always safety conscious, helmet, aware. And these kids are just doing what kids do. And if the same thing had happened here, you’re talking three kids. There’s no distinction between Jeff and that. It’s a tough thing.”On Saturday morning Dusenbury was biking to meet Van Tuyn for a long ride. Decked out in his bright pink and blue gear and his helmet, he pedaled toward a short dirt path at the dead end of 84th Avenue. At the same time, a 17-year-old girl backed a pick up truck down the street, struck Dusenbury and fled the scene.Police are still investigating the incident and say it could take up to six more weeks while they wait for toxicology reports and collect evidence. Then it’s up to the District Attorney’s office to decide if the driver will be charged.Clint Campion with Anchorage DA says fatalities from bicycle-vehicle collisions are investigated in the same way as other traffic collisions. They collect information on how the vehicle was moving, if the people involved were impaired, and their histories.“Normally we’re analyzing whether someone acted recklessly or with criminal negligence,” he explains. And if we believe that they did, then that’s going to rise to the level of a criminal offense. If someone was simply negligent and it doesn’t rise to the level of a criminal offense, then we may not charge them.”Campion can’t talk about the inquiry into Dusenbury’s death. But he says sometimes investigations take months, which can be very hard on people who are grieving. The death of another cyclist, killed on Northern Lights in January, is still under investigation. Campion says it’s too soon to say if charges will be brought in either case.Back at the memorial site, Darren Marin reflects on the lessons of his friend’s death for both cyclists and drivers. “Everybody needs to just slow down. Just slow down and don’t be in a rush and be aware of what you’re doing.”But Mike Vania says, the tragedy won’t stop them from biking. “You gotta get on that bike and keep pedaling because we know Jeff would. If it happened to one of us, he’d be torn up, but we know he would ride. And we would want us to keep riding.”“Oh, absolutely,” chimes in Marin.About 700 cyclists die in vehicle collisions each year in the United States. That’s about 2 percent of vehicle related fatalities.last_img read more

AK Historic Iditarod an Alaska ghost townAK Historic Iditarod an Alaska ghost town

first_imgThe austere iditarod checkpoint, with just two major shelter structures, and tents or converted out buildings set up for Iditarod. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/ Alaska Public Media)For 46 years, the Iditarod Sled Dog Race has traced a thousand-mile path from Anchorage or Willow up to Nome. But the original route actually started in Seward, and only existed for a few year’s time — the product of gold rushes, boom towns and a creeping interest by the federal government.Listen nowThis year, along the southern route, the race passed through its namesake: the ghost town of Iditarod, which sits on the shores of the Iditarod River. The word itself is an adaptation of the Deg Hit’an name Haiditirod or Haidilatna, which mean the ‘distant place.’ The checkpoint is the remnant of a large town that was once here, straddling the river.“It was a major commercial operation with a bank, with their own electric system, with a couple of hotels, the typical brothel and shoes stores,” said Jim Paulus, a race judge at the checkpoint. “It served a lot of people.”Bank vault door at Iditarod (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/ Alaska Public Media)The checkpoint is run out of a restored cabin, and is surrounded by a few tiny out-buildings and temporary pop-up tents. A newer shelter cabin serves as a place for mushers to sleep during the race.Paulus said that this side of the river was once filled with homes, a blacksmith shop and more. But it’s a shadow of its former self.In 1908, gold was discovered within what became known as the Iditarod Mining District, a vast area from Ruby on the Yukon River down all the way to the drainages of the upper Kuskokwim. It was an un-exploited terrain within the state that prospectors referred to as the Inland Empire. A gold rush kicked off by 1910, and the town Iditarod became a hub of around 3,000 residents serving a greater population of 10,000.“You had boatloads of people coming and going, miners coming in, leaving, coming back in and out, a very fluid community,” Paulus said.Today, on the other side of the river are the skeletal wooden husks of old buildings that haven’t totally yet collapsed. Iditarod was one of Alaska’s last big gold stampedes. A decade prior, the boom in Nome brought 20,000-30,000 people to the Seward Peninsula. Locked in by sea ice for much of the year, during the long winters there was virtually no way for people to get out, or to bring much in.Many of Alaska’s gold-rush newcomers were from the United States, and the federal government had an interest in connecting them with some semblance of services. In 1908, the Alaska Road Commission began scouting a unified trail that could connect Nome with the ice-free harbor in Seward to facilitate travel and freighting mail. After the rush in Iditarod brought traffic and commerce to the sparsely populated Inland Empire, a viable route was forged through the boom town, connecting the Bering Sea coast, Yukon River, Turnagain Arm, and Gulf of Alaska.Woodsen and Danica Saunders and their not-quite-two-year old daughter Atlee. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media)Hundreds of miles from the road system, Iditarod doesn’t get many tourists. But today there are three: Danica and Woodsen Saunders, who tote their not-quite-two-year-old daughter Atlee around in a small blue plastic sled.The Saunders fly along the trail in a small Super Cub, and for the third year have turned the sled dog race into a kind of hearty family spring break for themselves, stopping along the trail to explore.At this particular moment, we’ve all crawled through a warped  window into a long two-story structure that is folding in on itself on one side like a devastated ginger-bread house.“Collapsing, collapsed, deteriorating old building,” Woodsen Saunders sums up, probing the debris strewn floor for hinges, screws, and the occasional pump valve.The town of Iditarod didn’t last long. It surged after 1910. By 1920, much of the gold had been scratched out of the land, and the census noted just 50 year-round residents. By the 1940 census, the number was one. The departures were so quick there are remnants of everyday life still scattered on the floor and taped to the walls.“Dawson, Fairbanks, Tanana, Bettles, Nulato,” Danica Saunders read off a faint piece of paper on a beam. “It is a barge schedule.”What we call the Iditarod Trail today was a tapestry of parochial routes linked together for a few years by commerce. There were traditional indigenous routes like the portage trail between Unalakleet and Kaltag. And there were newer pathways blazed by fortune-seeking newcomers. Much of what made the full Seward-to-Nome route possible was the presence of roadhouses scattered amply along the way to offer shelter and a hot meal to travelers.Woodsen Saunders explores a collapsed building at the Iditarod checkpoint from the historic site. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes/ Alaska Public Media)But the trail depended on traffic, and as the Iditarod boom waned that became a problem. Most travelers used just a portion of the thousand-mile trail; few made the full journey from Nome to Seward or vice-versa. The federal mail contract that paid for sled-dog drivers to haul freight the full length of the trail was only in effect for a few years in the 1910s. After 1918, mail runs were routed through Fairbanks.Not far from the two-story building is a concrete bank vault left standing, its floor littered with old paper notes nibbled down by time and nesting mice. We peak into another crumpled one-story structure that looks like it must have been a home.“Abandoned ghost town building,” Woodsen Saunders says, looking past the old tile flooring.There’s a an irony to the Iditarod Sled Dog Race now being in its 46th year, having survived longer than both the historic trail and the the town itself did.last_img read more

Garvin Rebuilds Career and Black Owned Golf Course in PG CountyGarvin Rebuilds Career and Black Owned Golf Course in PG County

first_imgBy MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFROEach day African American Golf Hall of Famer Jimmy Garvin walks nine holes at Marlton Golf Course in Upper Marlboro.  It is a personal tradition that began when he was general manager of Langston Golf Course in D.C.  Come rain or shine that time of solitude gives Garvin a chance to reflect while preparing for the day to come.  These days when Garvin reflects on his great accomplishments they are tempered by the memories of how what he built on `in northeast Washington was torn apart.His book “Legacy of a Common Man The Walk was Uphill” tells the story of how blind trust and greed ruined his Langston Legacy Golf Foundation and nearly destroyed his legacy.  As Garvin continues to rebuild his reputation he hopes that the same magic which made him such a success at building Langston to international prominence will cultivate a new generation of minority championship golfers and collegiate student-athletes from Prince George’s County.African American Golf Hall of Famer Jimmy Garvin. (Courtesy Photo)“We can have the same impact on the kids of this community that we had at Langston,” Garvin told the AFRO. “Our foundation is in place and we’re just getting started”.Garvin pled guilty in January 2012 to one count of misprision of a felony (theft or bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds).  He was one of five people who plead guilty to charges in an investigation into activities involving former D.C. Councilman Harry L. Thomas, Jr.  Thomas served 38 months after pleading guilty to charges following a federal investigation that uncovered a scheme where more than $350,000 in taxpayers’ money that was earmarked for the arts, youth recreation, and summer programs was used for his personal benefit.“He destroyed a lot,” Garvin said. “I got caught up in a web and couldn’t get out.”As general manager of Langston, Garvin was an unblemished pillar of the community.  His non-profit organization – Langston in the 21st Century – established community based programs that operated youth activities such as afterschool computer literacy, mentoring, and SAT prep at Langston for kids primarily located in Ward 5 of the District.Garvin always used “golf as the karat but education is the key” as the mantra for cultivating student-athletes who applied principles learned on the course, which led to their academic success. He also tutored young people with the same tenacity of his mentor and coach former Washington Senator Chuck Hinton.  Hinton, who was baseball coach at Howard University after his career, recruited Garvin from Immokalee, Florida.  He coached him to play baseball but taught him life lessons through golf.“You don’t always need to tee off with the driver,” Garvin recalls.  “Sometimes you’ve got to use more strategy and swing a shorter club to move the ball safely around the course.”Garvin’s programs at Langston led to more than 60 athletic scholarships for its alumni to attend and compete at major colleges around the country.  His youth teams developed and competed against the best from the Bahamas and other countries and won. After more than 20 years of making a significant impact on the lives of kids in ward 5 and it was gone in an instant.“That was heartbreaking,” said Garvin.  “All the progress we made was lost because the leader was no longer in place.”After being forced to resign from Langston and Golf Course Specialists Garvin brought his experience and expertise to Marlton who desperately needed a makeover.  He reached into his bag once again began rebuilding the brand of a troubled course.Garvin is the architect for the club’s renovation and is overseeing everything from grounds keeping to generating new business. Marlton’s grounds have been refurbished under his care and golfers are slowly returning to book tournaments and single rounds although the industry has seen a decline nationwide. The club now features its own interpretive education programs featuring STEM and a competitive golf ministry between youth church teams from North Carolina and D.C.His Jimmy Garvin Legacy Foundation will host its 17th annual tournament September to fund its travel, golf and education initiatives that expose kid to a different sports culture.last_img

VIDEO Retired former 1 pick David Carr thoroughly schooled Dak Prescott inVIDEO Retired former 1 pick David Carr thoroughly schooled Dak Prescott in

first_imgCowboys QB Dak Prescott had a rough sophomore year after taking the NFL by storm as a rookie, and he just took another L to former #1 NFL overall pick and NFL Network host David Carr during a friendly passing competition at the Super Bowl on Total Access.It’s all in good fun, and in no way are we making any serious judgment or projection about Prescott’s talent, but he got his ass handed to him by the 38-year-old Carr in this little game of target practice.  Prescott almost went 0-for while Carr hit almost everything like a ringer at a carnival. Just to add insult to injury, Carr skipped the ball off the ground to drill one of the last targets.You feel a little bad for Dak. It feels like he walked into a three-card monte hustle. They say Derek is the best of the Carr brothers, but big bro can still sling it.last_img read more

Block Opera VPN from leaking your IP addressBlock Opera VPN from leaking your IP address

first_imgBlock Opera VPN from leaking your IP address by Martin Brinkmann on April 23, 2016 in Opera – 28 commentsOpera Software added a virtual private network (VPN) to Opera Developer a couple of days ago to improve user privacy and security while using the web browser.This VPN client is free to use, does not impose restrictions in regards to bandwidth or data to users, and there is little reason not to make use of it unless you are already using a VPN that runs system-wide, or want to watch shows on Netflix.One reason given by Opera Software for adding the VPN is to improve privacy by ensuring anonymity while using the browser.As is the case with any other VPN or proxy solution, it is necessary to make sure that the underlying program does not leak information to remote servers.Opera VPN IP leakIf you enable the VPN in Opera and check whether IP addresses leak while it is enabled, you will notice the following:Common IP checks reveal only the IP address of the VPN but not the “real” IP of the computer.A WebRTC leak check reveals the local and remote IP address of the computer.This is not unique to the Opera web browser as most modern browsers support WebRTC and will leak the IP address even if a VPN is used on the device.Some browsers like Firefox allow you to disable WebRTC completely while others don’t offer that option. Considering that WebRTC can be used by sites to identify you even if you are using a VPN or proxy, you may want to disable the technology especially if you don’t make use of it at all.Opera does not ship with built-in options to disable WebRTC, but you may install a browser extension that handles WebRTC leaks in the browser and improves your privacy while using Opera’s built-in VPN or system-wide VPN solutions.Download and install the WebRTC Leak Prevent extension for the Opera web browser. You will notice that it blocks access to the computer’s local IP address right away but that the device’s public IP address is still leaked by Opera’s WebRTC implementation.To plug that leak as well, open the extension’s preferences. List all installed extensions by loading opera://extensions/ in the browser’s address bar and click on the options button under the WebRTC Leak Prevent listing on the page that opens.Do the following on the page:Check “Prevent WebRTC from using non-proxied UDP”.Select “Disable non-proxied UDP (force proxy)” as the new IP handling policy.Rerun the WebRTC leak check afterwards to verify that the leak has been plugged. Opera won’t leak your local or public IP address anymore after you install the extension and make the modifications outlined above.It is highly recommended to install and configure the extension if you plan to use Opera’s new VPN feature. Additionally, you may want to plug the leak in other browsers you use as well.SummaryArticle NameBlock Opera VPN from leaking your IP addressDescriptionFind out how to block the Opera web browser from leaking your public IP address when you are enabling the new VPN feature of it.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technlogy NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Strong numbers for the DR and resort news tooStrong numbers for the DR and resort news too

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share TORONTO — Arrivals to the D.R. were up 6.32% for January to September 2018, compared to the first nine months of 2017, topping the 5 million mark with 5.009 million arrivals. Canadians accounted for 699,000 of the visitors during this period, contributing to North America’s status as the D.R.’s major feeder market.The island’s ministry of tourism recently launched its new Dominican Republic ‘Smiles’ campaign to capture the country’s genuine hospitality, and boost tourism even more.There are always new hotel updates coming out of the D.R. Here are the latest…Sanctuary Cap Cana has reopened its doors after a four-month, $35 million renovation. The makeover revamped the hotel’s lobby, spa and dining areas and included a restoration of the Spanish Colonial architecture. Two new towers joined the existing resort, for a total occupancy of 324 rooms.Grupo Lopesan, through its hotel subsidiary, Ifa Hotels, will welcome a new hotel complex in Playa Bávaro. The construction is currently entering its final phase, with structures already in place. Doors are expected to open in the summer of 2019.Guests visiting Hard Rock Hotel in the D.R. and Mexico no longer pay a resort credit but instead pay a 25% service fee for unlimited access to resort amenities. The Hard Rock Hotel calls the new program Limitless All-Inclusive. It debuted mid-September 2018 for travel beginning in January 2019 at participating Hard Rock Hotels. Guest are offered all-inclusive experiences such as golf at Jack Nicklaus and Robert von Hagge designed courses, Rock Spa treatments, tours and excursions and more.Spanish hotel chain, BlueBay Hotels, has reinforced its presence in the Caribbean with a third hotel, BlueBay Grand Punta Cana. The new five-star hotel has 156 rooms and includes a top-tier spa and three restaurants inspired by grilled foods and Mediterranean cuisine.Marriott, the world’s largest hotel company, is launching a new series of hotels called Moxy. The boutique hotel is for “the next generation of travellers,” and is described as vibrant and playful. Plans to bring Moxy to the D.R. are finalized, however dates and more specific information have yet to be determined.More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise Collection In other D.R. news, Sunwing will offer vacationers in Sept-Îles, Quebec two different winter sun destinations from their local airport. The airline will fly from Sept-Îles, QC to Punta Cana and Cancun. The D.R.’s beaches are getting plenty of attention, with the Ministry of Tourism recently allocating 777 million pesos (about Can$20.4 million) to the regeneration of 11 beaches in popular tourist regions including Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and Samaná. The beaches of Arena Gorda, El Cortecito, Cabeza de Toro and Macao will be regenerated. The project also covers the beaches of Bolaños-Costa Verde and El Morro, in Monte Cristi; Cofresí, in Puerto Plata; Playa Bonita, Punta Popy, Ballena and Cosón, in Samaná; Juan Dolio, in San Pedro de Macorís, and Boca Chica and Andrés, in Santo Domingo.Golf tourism to the D.R. has grown 10.5% and is expected to increase another 8.5% throughout the remainder of the year, according to the International Association of Golf Tour Operators. The D.R. has culture news too: the island has announced two new museums for Santo Domingo. An undersea museum will showcase the nation’s underwater salvaged heritage. Another new museum will highlight the nation’s musical history. Tags: Dominican Republic Travelweek Group center_img Strong numbers for the D.R., and resort news too Posted by Friday, November 16, 2018 last_img read more

Eastern Congo city sees rise in violenceEastern Congo city sees rise in violence

first_img Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day In the past week several people were killed, spreading fear throughout the city. Local authorities have instructed people to stay home after dark and the streets of Goma have become eerily quiet after 7 p.m.A Congolese army spokesman denies the troops are to blame for the increase in violence in Goma.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project GOMA, Congo (AP) – Authorities in Goma say five people were killed this week in shootouts linked to the increase in Congolese army troops here.Since the beginning of May, the Congolese army has been fighting against a new group of rebels called M23. Thousands of troops were deployed to reinforce the army forces fighting the rebels.The rise in troops around Goma has increased insecurity in the provincial capital. Residents report gunfire in the city virtually every night.center_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories Parents, stop beating yourself up Top Stories Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction ofThe 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Last season, Okafor was a reserve outside linebacker playing behind Chandler Jones and Markus Golden in the Cardinals’ scheme and was on the field for only 21.5 percent of the team’s defensive snaps. Still, he managed 13 total tackles and 3.5 sacks. His best season came in 2014, when Okafor started 12 games and racked up a career-high eight sacks, helping the Cardinals to an 11-5 record and an NFC Wild Card berth.Arizona wanted to bring Okafor back in a similar role, but instead he opted for New Orleans, where he’ll likely play as a defensive end in the Saints’ 4-3 alignment.The Cardinals did visit with free agent Jarvis Jones Monday after Jones hit the market after a disappointing four years in Pittsburgh. Arizona initially didn’t offer the former first-round pick a contract, but that changed after Okafor committed to the Saints. Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Alex Okafor (57) during an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Comments   Share   Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Another day, another free agent loss.Tuesday, the Arizona Cardinals watched as outside linebacker Alex Okafor signed a deal with the New Orleans Saints, according to various reports.Okafor, 26, was originally a fourth-round pick of the Cardinals out of Texas in 2013. In four years in the desert, he amassed 13.5 sacks, 75 tackles, four pass break ups, an interception and a forced fumble.During his Cardinals tenure, Okafor played in 42 games, starting 25. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more