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Canadian DDay film footage among the best known invasion images

first_imgKeith Doucette, The Canadian Press HALIFAX — Some of the most vivid film footage of the D-Day landings 75-years ago was shot by a Canadian military film unit using technology obtained from U.S. allies.Unlike the American and British beaches, the Canadian landings at Juno Beach were shot from inside the landing craft providing a visceral “first person” perspective, according to Dan Conlin, a historian and curator at the Canadian Museum of Immigration in Halifax.Conlin said much of the footage, like that provided to The Canadian Press by the Juno Beach Centre in Normandy, was shot from magnetized cameras attached in the belly of the landing craft that would run automatically when activated by the boat’s coxswain.“It really gives it this amazing point-of-view quality,” said Conlin. “I mean, you feel like you are in the assault craft with those guys waiting agonizingly for the shore to get closer and for those doors to be open.”The cameras were obtained from the Americans by a Canadian Army unit that became renowned for its film and still photo work during the Normandy campaign. Conlin wrote a 2015 book on the unit titled “War Through the Lens: The Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit 1941 to 1945.”He said the majority of the surviving and most well-known footage from the landing craft is of New Brunswick’s North Shore Regiment, which was part of the first wave of the Canadian assault on D-Day.That includes perhaps the most famous film sequence shot in Normandy — that of a Canadian soldier anxiously looking behind him as he is patted reassuringly on the back by a comrade from the regiment’s No. 3 Platoon, A Company.It’s a moment that was recently commemorated on a silver dollar struck by the Royal Canadian Mint.“That one sequence is the classic one,” said Conlin. “It’s a wonderfully human moment as the guy turns around, and his buddy pats him on the shoulder with the wedding ring on the finger.”It’s a shot that quickly went around the world, Conlin said, because the film unit had set up a retrieval process that ensured their rolls got to London by June 7.“Most of it (Normandy footage) was pretty dull and very little footage managed to get out of the American beaches, and then this Canadian stuff started appearing on the screen and everybody was just amazed. So that’s what created this really iconic moment,” he said.Conlin said a significant quantity of the original film didn’t survive Juno Beach because of water damage, or in at least once case, because the landing craft was blown up.He said another significant setback came in the 1960s when all of the original film footage was destroyed in a fire at the National Film Board offices in Beaconsfield, Que.“Bits and pieces of it have been known for years, but it’s only recently that people have taken the scraps from many newsreels … and spliced it together,” Conlin said.Benjamin Moogk, a Toronto-based amateur historian who has been studying the Canadian film footage for years, said the sequences on the Juno Centre video are from three of the original rolls of film shot during the Canadian landings.He said the first two sections of film depict the first wave of the assault, while the third is from a succeeding support wave, because it shows field medics, who weren’t part of the initial assault.“The cameras with these three rolls were all within 300 metres of each other on the same stretch of beach for the North Shore Regiment,” said Moogk. “The house in the opening two minutes … still exists and the people who live in the area know about this because the film footage is used so often.”Moogk said the Canadian footage was seen in theatres around the world for “two days straight” soon after making it to London on June 7 — well ahead of other Allied forces film, which didn’t start appearing in significant quantities in theatres until around June 16.“It’s interesting that the first thing people see of D-Day around the world are the Canadians, although they are not always identified as such,” Moogk said.Conlin said there is surviving footage shot by the U.S. Coast Guard of Omaha Beach, but it’s shot from a distance.“None of it has the first-person power of the Canadian landing craft images,” he said. “That was kind of the triumph of that bit of filmmaking.”last_img read more

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UN Says 16,000 Flee East Aleppo, Calls Situation ‘chilling’

Geneva  – Up to 16,000 civilians have fled strife-torn parts of eastern Aleppo as the rebels lost all of the northern neighbourhoods of their stronghold, the UN said Tuesday, describing the situation as “chilling”.“The intensity of attacks on eastern Aleppo neighbourhoods over the past few days has forced thousands of civilians to flee to other parts of the city,” UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said in a statement.He pointed to reports from the UN’s humanitarian partners on the ground indicating that “up to 16,000 people have been displaced, many into uncertain and precarious situations”. O’Brien voiced concern over the “deeply alarming and chilling situation unfolding” across all of Aleppo.The situation in eastern Aleppo is dire, with intensified ground fighting and indiscriminate aerial bombardment reportedly killing and injuring many civilians, he said. “There are no functioning hospitals left, and official food stocks are practically finished”.At the same time, indiscriminate shelling on government-held western Aleppo has killed and injured civilians and has displaced more than 20,000 people in recent weeks, he said.“The parties to the conflict in Syria have shown time and again that they are willing to take any action to secure military advantage even if it means killing, maiming or starving civilians into submission in the process,” he said. O’Brien also pointed to the some 700,000 people living in other besieged areas across war-ravaged Syria.O’Brien urged all parties to the conflict “to restore basic humanity in Syria,” insisting that “the people of Syria have suffered far too much and for far too long.” read more

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Whistleblower vindicated in Cisco cybersecurity case

BOSTON — A computer security expert who discovered critical security flaws more than a decade ago in Cisco video surveillance software says he figured it would be a career-boosting milestone.Instead, James Glenn lost his job. And Cisco didn’t acknowledge the flaws for five years.On Wednesday, Glenn finally got vindication with the announcement of an $8.6 million settlement stemming from a lawsuit he filed in 2011.But Glenn says he’s hardly celebrating and would have liked to see Cisco pay more.The software was used at major U.S. international airports and multiple federal agencies with sensitive missionsGlenn’s lawyers say his is the first cybersecurity case successfully litigated under the federal False Claims Act. It lets whistleblowers report fraud and misconduct in federal contracting and collect when claims succeed.Frank Bajak, The Associated Press read more

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Eaglechief familys twoyear wait for answers almost over

At the same time, Eaglechief said she believes the incident — which began around 9 p.m. when officers attempted to stop the truck, only to be rammed by it — has likely changed perceptions within the police service, and affected the officers involved.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.The inquest is scheduled to run for five days at the Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench, with lawyer Tim Hawryluk acting as coroner and Alma Wiebe serving as coroner’s counsel. Eleanore Sunchild will represent the Eaglechief family; the police also have standing.While inquests share similarities with other court proceedings, they are not trials. The six-member jury cannot make determinations of guilt; its mandate is limited to establishing the means of death and making recommendations to prevent similar deaths.Saskatoon police spokeswoman Alyson Edwards said the force respects the process and is prepared to “participate fully.” Edwards said the Saskatoon Police Service is also open to hearing the jury’s recommendations when the inquest concludes. The aftermath of the high-speed collision that killed 22-year-old Austin Eaglechief on June 19, 2017. Eaglechief was behind the wheel of the black pickup truck in the foreground, later determined to be stolen. ‘If I could, I’d pitch up my teepee right here’: Agatha Eaglechief remembers her son Austin a year after his death Austin Eaglechief died of ‘blunt force trauma secondary to a high speed collision’ ‘My son had an unfair life’: Mother of man who died in high-speed collision speaks out ‘I’m just lucky to be alive’: Driver survives high-speed collision with truck being pursued by police on Circle Drive Liam Richards / Saskatoon StarPhoenix Kayle Neis / Saskatoon StarPhoenix Agatha Eaglechief has been waiting more than two years to learn why a Saskatoon police officer fired two rounds at the stolen pickup truck her son was driving on a quiet residential cul-de-sac, triggering the high-speed chase that claimed his life.She hopes answers will be forthcoming when the coroner’s inquest into the June 19, 2017 incident, which ended with the death of 22-year-old Austin Eaglechief in a collision with another truck at the corner of Airport Drive and Circle Drive.Standing at the spot where her son died hours after leaving home for the final time, Eaglechief said she is approaching the inquest with an open mind but nevertheless wants to know why the Saskatoon Police Service officer decided to pull the trigger.“I’ve prayed every day. I’ve learned to live with the fact my son’s never going to come home. I’m going to sit through it. I’ve cried enough; I’m done crying. It’s forgiving that’s the hard part,” she said as cars and trucks whistled past on the freeway. A Saskatoon police officer fired two rounds at the stolen pickup truck Austin Eaglechief, 22, was driving on the evening of June 19, 2017. The gunfire occurred after the truck rammed a police cruiser on this quiet cul-de-sac in River Heights. Eaglechief, meanwhile, urged the public to reserve judgment about her son — an articulate young man who suffered from mental health problems and drug addictions, and also spoke publicly about the plight of “angry aboriginal youth.”“This generation, they’re lost. We’ve suffered enough from the residential (school) effect of our parents and grandparents … He’s intelligent. He’s lived the streets. He’s helped a lot of people that have been dealing with mental health … Nobody’s just one thing.”This inquest could be among the last conducted under the current rules, as the provincial government is planning to update the Coroner’s Act following a blistering report authored by former Saskatoon police chief Clive Weighill — who is now the chief coroner.Recent inquests have also led to questions about police oversight, specifically the optics of police investigating police. Two days after Eaglechief’s death, Weighill — who was then chief of police — said an outside agency would probe the incident.Government spokesman Noel Busse said he could not get into specifics, but pointed to the 44 recommendations Weighill included in his report last June, which concluded the office was inadequately funded and not doing its job properly.Many of the recommendations are aimed at improving inquests, including one that would create an advocacy position to help the families of people whose deaths are the subject of an inquest with their concerns about the process and its read more

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Montreal borough set to adopt bylaw in effort to stem tide of

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 27, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Oct 27, 2016 at 2:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – A gritty Montreal neighbourhood with roots that date back to the industrialization of Canada is trying to stop itself from turning into an enclave of trendy, upscale restaurants and little else.A zoning bylaw set for a final vote on Tuesday would prevent new restaurants from setting up within 25 metres of an existing establishment.“People are saying, ‘Help us out here,’” said borough councillor Craig Sauve. “We don’t want it to become just a restaurant street.”Lured by cheap rents, some of the city’s finest restaurants have set up shop in the historically poor, working-class neighbourhoods of Griffintown, Little Burgundy and St. Henri that border the Lachine Canal.That has incited opposition from groups concerned about rising commercial and residential rents. An anti-gentrification group is organizing a protest in the area on Saturday.And the issue isn’t unique to Montreal.Large cities across Canada are facing similar concerns but have been loath to do anything as they struggle with a bigger challenge: vacant storefronts, says David Wachsmuth, an associate professor of urban planning at McGill University.In Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood, the city replaced a moratorium on new restaurants along a section of Queen Street with a 25 per cent cap on new eateries. But in Vancouver, no municipal action has been taken in Chinatown to block the replacement of old grocery stores with fancy new eateries, Wachsmuth said.“There are really serious and totally reasonable concerns about neighbourhoods that are changing, but this kind of initiative is really treating the symptom, not the underlying problem,” Wachsmuth said.He added that zoning restrictions can discourage diversity because they squeeze out small restaurant owners who can’t afford to pay higher rents.The proposed bylaw change for the Montreal neighbourhood introduced in September is designed to encourage a mix of businesses and restrain a further surge in rents along a four-kilometre stretch of Notre-Dame Street before it enters Old Montreal.It includes a loophole that exempts new restaurants that have a second purpose, such as a laundromat, barbershop or other non-food service.Raegan Steinberg, who recently opened Arthurs Nosh Bar in the area that will be covered by the bylaw, hopes the change will help the area attract a variety of businesses for local residents like herself and draw more shoppers.“The more people that come to the area, the better,” said Steinberg, who owns Arthurs Nosh Bar with her husband.David McMillan, co-owner of the Joe Beef restaurant near Atwater Market, said the bylaw could help diversify the businesses, thereby attracting shoppers throughout the day.“When it’s only restaurants that are open 6 p.m. to midnight, the streets turn into ghost towns,” said McMillan.Property owners are opposed to efforts that would restrict their ability to rent out buildings, especially to restaurants that often bring in double the rents of retail businesses. The bylaw could be decided by referendum if enough people sign a petition.Jon Bloom of the Tuck Shop restaurant called the bylaw “ridiculous,” saying there are enough available storefronts on the street and the city should not intervene.“If you say you can’t open restaurants, you’re going to have a lot more empty space out there,” he said.However, Charles-Olivier Mercier, executive director of a business improvement area association in the chic Plateau district, said a similar bylaw in place for nearly 20 years has worked.“It’s certainly one of the most clever ways to maintain a commercial mix on a commercial street,” he said.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter. Montreal borough set to adopt bylaw in effort to stem tide of gentrification read more

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The 5 at 5 Thursday

first_imgEVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five things you need to know before you head out the door.1. #HUMAN RIGHTS: The United Nations has told Ireland to change its abortion legislation to include exemptions for rape, incest and fatal foetal abnormalities. It also recommended that the State open an investigation into symphysiotomy immediately.2. #AH5017: The missing Air Algerie flight carrying 116 has reportedly crashed but there is no trace of the plane yet.3. #COURTS: There are about 50% fewer drink-driving charges heard in our district courts now, compared to five years ago. Why?4. #NOT AGAIN: Food studies in Dublin have revealed that some lamb kebabs contain…no lamb. It’s alright though, there was no horsemeat in them either.5. #UNSTABLE: The Prime Minister of Ukraine has resigned, bringing more uncertainty to the shaken country.last_img read more

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Kiwis first New Zealand joins Australia in tightening visa rules

first_img NEW ZEALAND HAS announced that it is tightening visa rules, a day after neighbours Australia announced similar changes.The changes include a minimum income for those applying for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC).That means that Irish people wishing to enter New Zealand under that visa will have to earn $48,859 a year for jobs that are currently considered skilled. However, for unskilled jobs that jumps to $73,299.The New Zealand government also wants to introduce minimum earnings to determine the skill level of applicants and introduce a maximum duration of three years for lower-skilled and lower-paid essential skills visa holders, after which a minimum stand down period will apply before they are eligible for another lower-skilled temporary work visa. The changes will also make it more difficult for family members to join visa holders in New Zealand.Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse said:“I want to make it clear that where there are genuine labour or skills shortages, employers will be able to continue to use migrant labour to fill those jobs,” Mr Woodhouse says.However, the Government has a Kiwis first approach to immigration and these changes are designed to strike the right balance between reinforcing the temporary nature of Essential Skills work visas and encouraging employers to take on more Kiwis and invest in the training to upskill them.Migration is a key issue ahead of New Zealand’s general election on 23 September.Public consultation on the changes to temporary migration settings closes on 21 May, with implementation planned for later this year.Yesterday, Australia announced it will axe the 457 temporary work visa, which entitles people to work in the country for up to four years once an employer sponsors them.Read: Australia to axe the 457 temporary work visa 63 Comments Image: PA Archive/PA Images Image: PA Archive/PA Images Apr 19th 2017, 1:00 PM Short URL Wednesday 19 Apr 2017, 1:00 PM Share Tweet Email7 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Paul Hosford ‘Kiwis first’: New Zealand joins Australia in tightening visa rules Irish people wishing to enter New Zealand under a skilled visa will have to earn $48,859 a year. 20,043 Views last_img read more

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How to buy a Galaxy Note 7 that wont explode

first_imgThe fact that the Galaxy Note 7 is one of the most explodey smartphones ever released may have put you off buying one. Samsung wants you to know there’s an easy way to buy one that won’t go kaboom now that new (fixed) handsets are hitting the market.For starters, they’ve made a very subtle change to the Galaxy Note 7’s retail packaging. They’ve tweaked the label that displays the phone’s model and serial numbers, IMEI, and other information. Samsung added a small, black square in the upper right-hand corner. Black square = good, no black square = potential conflagration.Samsung also made some modifications to the Note 7 firmware. On a Note that’s safe to use, the Android battery icons will be green. They’ve changed it in the status bar, on the lock screen, and on the shutdown options screen. As an interesting side note on this change: it actually violates Google’s Android compatibility guidelines.Samsung’s compatibility-breaking green battery iconsThose icons are supposed to be white, but Samsung wanted an easy-to-spot on-screen indicator that reassured users their Galaxy Note 7 was not one of the recalled units. As it turns out, they approached Google about the modification and Google made an exception.The Galaxy Note has been one of the most popular Android handsets for years now. Do they want the big, black cloud hovering over the Note 7 getting any bigger and blacker? Of course not. If letting Samsung turn the battery icon green helps convince consumers that it’s a safe device and worth spending their hard-earned money on, then so be it.last_img read more

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Driver causes accident on Hwy 500 and flees police say

first_imgOne person was taken to a hospital Tuesday after another motorist caused him to crash into a concrete median barrier — and then fled the scene — on state Highway 500 just west of Thurston Way, state troopers said.About 1 p.m. Tuesday, Miguel A. Guzman, 18, of Vancouver was driving a 1990 Honda Accord east in the center lane when he moved to the left lane in front of a 2005 Nissan Maxima in the left lane, according to a bulletin from the Washington State Patrol.Mark L. Wood, 52, of Vancouver, in the Nissan, swerved left to avoid hitting the Honda, lost control and hit the concrete median barrier.The Nissan rolled over and was totaled, the bulletin said.Guzman, whose Honda was not damaged in the accident, allegedly left the scene.However, a witness provided police with the Honda’s license number and officers found him, Trooper Steve Schatzel said later Tuesday.Guzman was ticketed for allegedly leaving the scene of the accident, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license, and then released, Schatzel said.Wood suffered a head laceration and was taken by ambulance to Southwest Washington Medical Center, the bulletin said. He was being treated in the emergency department later Tuesday evening, an employee said. His condition was not available. He was being treated in the emergency department later Tuesday evening, an employee said. His condition was not available. Wood was arrested for alleged DUI and a sample of his blood was taken, Schatzel said. No charge against Wood has been filed in court. Possible filing of a charge later will depend on results from the analysis of his blood, Schatzel said.John Branton: 360-735-4513 or read more

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Good Samaritan rescues 4 after catamaran capsizes off Marathon

first_imgMARATHON, FLA. (WSVN) – A good Samaritan came to the rescue of a group of people after their catamaran capsized off the Florida Keys.According to the U.S. Coast Guard, an adult and three children were on board the 20-foot vessel near Marathon when it overturned, Saturday.A Coast Guard crew was en route to render aid, but a nearby stranger heard the urgent broadcast and stepped in to help the victims.Fortunately, the four people were wearing life jackets. They were transferred to Coast Guard Station Key West.No one was hurt.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Around 35 people escape unhurt as RTC bus rams into a tree

first_imgOngole: The fate of 35 passengers travelling in an APSRTC bus proved to be in favour of them, in a road mishap happened in Prakasam district on Thursday. The RTC bus from Kanigiri to Ongole, in which these lucky passengers are travelling hit a roadside tree and made a hard stop at Erragudipadu village of Chimakurthy mandal. It is driven by Ramarao, who fell almost unconscious due to low blood pressure, but wantedly hit the tree on his side to save the passengers. Ramarao is said to be on garage duty for a while due to his health conditions and said to be forcefully sent on driver duty on Thursday by the depot manager, as there is no sufficient staff. The locals and Chimakurthy police admitted the injured into a hospital in Ongole for treatment.last_img read more

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Transportation Planners Hear The Concerns Of People Recovering From Harvey

first_imgListen X 00:00 /00:46 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: – / 7The Kashmere Gardens neighborhood was hit hard by Harvey’s floods, especially high water from nearby Hunting Bayou. Several months later many low-income people are still struggling to recover.Keith Downey with the Kashmere Gardens Super-Neighborhood Association was one of the people commenting on H-GAC’s 2045 Regional Transportation Plan, an outline for mobility improvements in the eight-county region. A public meeting was held Thursday night at the Kashmere Gardens Multi-Service Center.Downey said the neighborhood was facing a lot of challenges even before Harvey.Many households in Kashmere Gardens have an income between $21,000 and $23,000 a year. A lot of people don’t have internet access. And getting to bus stops can be a problem because of a lack of sidewalks.“And they’re challenged in getting to where they can connect to services,” added Downey. “And they say, though I need to get back in my home, how do I get information that will help me?”Downey says the neighborhood also needs more transit and H-GAC says that’s something it’s also hearing in other communities, both in Houston and in the suburbs.H-GAC Transportation Planner Vishu Lingala said people in Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties are asking for more express buses to get to places like downtown Houston and the Med Center. There’s also increased interest in commuter rail.Another big issue people are talking about is cycling.“By and large, in all the public meetings that we’ve had so far, people have shown more interest in expansion of alternative modes of transportation,” said Lingala.H-GAC has scheduled public meetings through the end of April and Lingala said they may add an additional meeting in Baytown.“Once all the meetings are done we will gather all the information together and do some analysis with the data we already have,” explained Lingala. He’s expecting they’ll issue a report later this year and start work on the actual plan in 2019.The next step after that would be to secure billions of dollars in funding for proposed projects. Sharelast_img read more

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These Companies Are Falling Short on User Privacy

first_img Four major telecommunications companies — AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile and Verizon — are “falling short” on user privacy, according to a new report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.”When it comes to adopting policies that prioritize user privacy over facilitating government data demands, the telecom industry for the most part has erred on the side of prioritizing government requests,” the nonprofit digital rights group wrote in its seventh annual “Who Has Your Back” report, released Monday. The report rates companies on how they deal with government requests for user data. EFF evaluated the public policies of 26 companies — everyone from Adobe to Yahoo and all the big names in between — and awarded credit in five categories. Stars were doled out to companies for: following industry-wide best practices around government data requests; being transparent about the requests they receive; promising not to sell out their users; standing up to National Security Letter gag orders; and supporting reforms to Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, a provision of law the EFF calls the “legal lynchpin for the NSA’s mass internet surveillance.”On a positive note, every company the EFF evaluated “has adopted baseline industry best practices, such as publishing a transparency report and requiring a warrant before releasing user content to the government,” the organization wrote. Nine companies earned stars in all five categories the EFF evaluated: Adobe, Credo, Dropbox, Lyft, Pinterest, Sonic, Uber, Wickr and WordPress.On the other end of the spectrum, AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile and Verizon were the four lowest performing companies, earning just one star each. The EFF said these companies “still need to commit to informing users before disclosing their data to the government and creating a public policy of requesting judicial review of all NSLs.”Meanwhile, Amazon and Facebook-owned WhatsApp didn’t score much better, earning just two stars each. The EFF praised WhatsApp’s move to adopt end-to-end encryption by default and Amazon’s customer service, but said both companies’ privacy policies could use some work.”The tech industry as a whole has moved toward providing its users with more transparency, but telecommunications companies — which serve as the pipeline for communications and internet service for millions of Americans — are failing to publicly push back against government overreach,” EFF Senior Staff Attorney Nate Cardozo said in a statement. “Both legacy telcos and the giants of Silicon Valley can and must do better. We expect companies to protect, not exploit, the data we have entrusted them with.” 3 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now July 12, 2017 Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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Melting icebergs could play significant role in slowing down warming

first_img Climate change could trigger strong sea level rise, 2018 Privacy policy A chart demonstrating the effects of melting icebergs on the warming climateFabian Schloesser We recommend Antarctic melting slows atmospheric warming and speeds sea level rise Strong storms also play big role in Antarctic ice shelf collapse, 2017, 2019 Antarctic Ice Sheet study reveals 8,000-year record of climate change Climate change could trigger strong sea level rise I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more Powered by, 2012 “To melt the icebergs released over the 21st century in one of our extreme Antarctic ice-sheet retreat scenarios would require 400 times the current annual world energy consumption,” says Tobias Friedrich, co-author of the study. “Global sea level would rise by about 80 cm (31.5 in), impacting many coastal regions and communities worldwide.”Interestingly, this conclusion goes against a previous study that found that melting glaciers actually speed up further melting in a vicious cycle. But, the team says, both could be different parts of the same complex system, and they may even roughly cancel each other out.The main conclusion is that melting icebergs are a major factor that may not yet be under consideration in many models. That includes the latest assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). “Our research highlights the role of icebergs in global climate change and sea level rise,” says Axel Timmermann, corresponding author of the study. “Depending on how quickly the West Antarctic ice sheet disintegrates, the iceberg effect can delay future warming in cities such as Buenos Aires and Cape Town by 10 to 50 years.” In future the team plans to use a new computer model to further investigate the effects of ice on the changing climate.The research was published in the journal Nature Climate Change.Source: Institute for Basic Science The melting of Antarctic ice sheets is one of the most visceral consequences of climate change, but the full extent of their impact on the cycle remains mostly unknown. Now, researchers from the US and South Korea have run climate simulations that include the “iceberg effect” and found that melting icebergs could play a significant role in slowing warming in the Southern Hemisphere.Over the last century or so Antarctica has been shrinking at an alarming rate – and it’s speeding up, with rates of ice loss tripling since 2012. As huge icebergs break away from the mainland, they tend to destabilize the remaining ice shelves, and it’s now thought that a quarter of the glacier ice in West Antarctica is unstable. But once they drift away from the continent, what effects do the icebergs have on the climate as a whole?Much of our understanding of climate change comes from models and simulations, but there are just so many factors at play that it’s incredibly difficult to account for all of them. What effect does the greening of Antarctica have? How about the hole in the ozone layer? Or even the speed at which the bedrock is rising?And of course, there’s the icebergs themselves. As they melt, they cool the ocean water they’re floating in, and dilute it, lowering the salinity of the ocean. What effects this process might have on climate change itself was the focus of the new study, involving researchers from the Universities of Hawaii, Massachusetts and Penn State in the US, and the IBS Center for Climate Physics in South Korea. The team ran several computer simulations that modeled global warming, complete with a virtual Antarctica that released icebergs at a realistic rate, number and sizes over a few hundred years. But there was one major new factor not previously accounted for – the combined effects of cooling and salinity-lowering these icebergs would have on seawater. The researchers switched this iceberg effect on and off in their climate model, and sure enough, they found that in the models with the iceberg effect on, human-induced warming was significantly slowed. That in turn affected global winds and rainfall patterns. Google Analytics settings Study finds warm ocean currents cause majority of ice loss from Antarctica, 2016 Yes Nolast_img read more

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first_img Related Content January 19, 2011 — Clalit Health Services’ implementation of a Carestream Vue picture archive and communications system (PACS) was rated as one of the best IT projects by People and Computers Group, Israel’s largest print and online magazine dedicated to IT.The magazine conducts an annual competition for the best IT projects implemented in Israel. More than 200 projects were submitted for the competition followed by an awards ceremony conducted in late December 2011.Competition judges provided the following description as the reason they selected Clalit’s Vue PACS implementation as a winning IT solution: “Clalit has implemented a PACS to manage all its image data. The system provides a fail-safe, centralized/distributed architecture with redundancy and manages more than 4.5 million annual exams with a data volume of more than 250 terabytes. The PACS provides instant access to imaging data from anywhere and creates one unified imaging patient file. The implementation of the system has resulted better service to remote communities in Israel.”Earlier in 2010, Clalit received the Israeli Ministry of Health Director General Award for Healthcare Logistics for its enterprise PACS implementation.Clalit also implemented Vue Connect powered by Carestream SuperPACS so that radiology and patient information can be shared easily across the multi-site, multi-domain enterprise. The enterprise workflow architecture delivers a global patient worklist while maintaining synchronization with each local PACS system. This allows each hospital and imaging center to manage its own imaging data, while also enabling Clalit’s radiology staff to provide sub-specialty reading and consultation across the entire healthcare system.“Our multi-site, multi-domain PACS was implemented both to achieve greater efficiency in workflow and to deliver better patient care. We wanted a shared image file for each patient in our organization, no matter where the study was performed,” said Dr. Ziv Rosenbaum, director of medical technology at Clalit Health Services. “Clalit’s enterprise-level workflow includes a shared global worklist for radiologists that includes study prioritization and other advanced capabilities that can improve productivity and patient care,” said Dr. Arnon Makori, radiologist and Clalit’s PACS project manager. “The PACS also allows referring physicians to quickly and easily view imaging studies for their patients.”Israel’s Clalit Health Services is the world’s second-largest HMO, delivering patient care to 4 million members through a nationwide network of 14 hospitals, 39 imaging centers, 1,400 clinics, 400 pharmacies, 37 children’s health centers and 32 women’s health centers.For more information: Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享center_img Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | January 19, 2012 Carestream Vue PACS at Clalit Health Services Wins IT Award News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read morelast_img read more

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