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How much did your university pay for your journals?

first_imgWhat is your university paying for academic journal subscriptions? The answer can be surprisingly hard to find. Universities buy access to most of their subscription journals through large bundled packages, much like home cable subscriptions that include hundreds of TV stations. But whereas cable TV providers largely stick to advertised prices, universities negotiate with academic publishing companies behind closed doors, and those deals usually come with nondisclosure agreements that keep the bundled prices secret. After several years of digging, and even legal action, a team of economists has pried out some of those numbers, revealing the bundle prices charged by Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley. Some universities are paying nearly twice what universities of seemingly similar size and research output pay for access to the very same journals. (2009 payment data for each university or university consortia is available here.)Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)For more, see the full story in this week’s issue of Science.*Update, 17 June, 5:41 p.m.: We have replaced the original graph, in which circle size reflected relative payments among each publisher, with one where the size is relative to all the payments together.last_img read more

Sex education as important as reading, writing and arithmetic in today’s world

first_imgDr Shelja SenI always wonder about the hullabaloo over sex education in schools. Why do some people get rankled and allege that it’s nothing but contamination of innocent minds? I think they equate sex education with sensuous, sexualised or near-pornographic discussions with children and, maybe, that’s why they are shocked,Dr Shelja SenI always wonder about the hullabaloo over sex education in schools. Why do some people get rankled and allege that it’s nothing but contamination of innocent minds? I think they equate sex education with sensuous, sexualised or near-pornographic discussions with children and, maybe, that’s why they are shocked by it. It’s time they woke up to the fact that all that rubbish is available to most children at the press of a button or the click of a mouse. Not convinced? Type “how to” in the Google search bar and see what it throws up at you: “How to do sex.” “How to kiss.”So, let go of cobwebbed myths. In today’s world, sex education is as important as the 3Rs-reading, writing, arithmetic. If this proposition sounds far-fetched, then try answering these simple questions. Would you want your child to feel ashamed of his or her changing body? Are you all right with your curious child getting “information” on sex from a pornographic site? Would you want your child to grow up believing sex is filthy and only sick people have sexual thoughts? Is it all right for a child to be a victim of sexual abuse because he or she did not understand what was happening and if he or she could seek help? If you have answered ‘No’, then you must believe it’s essential for children to receive sex education.In our home, my husband and I made sex education a natural part of our childrens’ growing-up years. It helped that our family was into wildlife and so, the children from a young age were exposed to such language as mating, breeding of animals. I remember we took our four-year-old son to a life science museum in England and there he saw, in a most child-friendly video, how a baby is made. He was fascinated and had many questions.advertisementThe best approach is to divide children into gender-based groups so they feel free to ask questions.We answered them in simple language and that was sufficient. It was the same for our daughter. As they grew up, the information they wanted increased and we tried giving it in the most matter-of-fact way though, I have to admit, it was awkward at times. In school, we need to start talking about sexual issues in junior grades. For, research suggests that puberty is now setting in earlier compared with some decades ago. Girls were believed to attain puberty between ages 10 and 13 and boys between 11 and 14 years, according to the Tanner stages, but they’re now getting there a year or two earlier. It would, therefore, do children good to be aware of sexual issues. Data indicate that teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases are much lower in Scandinavian countries than elsewhere. In large part, this is because all children there receive comprehensive sex education from the age of 10.How should we go about the task of imparting sexual education? The best approach is to divide children into gender-based groups so they feel free to ask questions. It will be more effective to hold simultaneous sessions for parents so they are fortified to carry on similar discussions at home. The facilitator must be someone who’s comfortable discussing sexual issues with children and is equipped to answer their questions in the right tone. It is essential that the learning space is an emotionally safe zone where no child feels judged or ridiculed for asking any question. The topic could cover issues such as bodily changes in girls and boys, crushes, erections, periods, hygiene, sexual orientation, conception, pregnancy, birth, gender differences and cyber safety. In the case of teenagers, sessions could be made more interesting using movies, music and sports. In these years of life, children’s “uncool” radar is highly sensitive and they will dismiss anything they perceive as boring, condescending and inane.Most important, we need to talk about “good touch, bad touch” and sexual abuse. Children need to understand how to make themselves safe and what to do if they feel unsafe. This needs to be talked about, discussed, role-played till they get it right. I can’t emphasise this enough. According to the Study on Child Abuse, 2007, carried out by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, 53.2 per cent of our children are sexually abused. Despite increased media attention to cases of rape and sexual abuse, we are still reluctant to talk openly about child sexual abuse. As a society, we need to take our collective head out of the sand of denial and make sex education an essential part of our curriculum. So as to equip our children with one of the most essential life skills.advertisementDr Shelja Sen is a child and adolescent psychologist, family therapist and trainer at Children First, a child and adolescent mental health servicelast_img read more


first_imgWhile each of the three teams which took part in the While each of the three teams which took part in the first edition last year and are continuing this year — Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chandigarh — had the option of retaining one player, only Hyderabad did so by retaining Hingis. Amritraj explained that some minor changes have been made to the format of the matches so that they fit into the time slot of two and a half hours, suitable for broadcasters Sony Six. “Last year, when we had two matches per day and most of the matches were close, each day play got extended upto three and a half hours or more. So we had to make some changes so that this time around only one match (tie) will be held per day with a 7 PM start and an expected 9:30-9:45 PM end,” the former Wimbledon mens singles quarter finalist said. “Each match would comprise one set only (same as last year) but this year the set would be played to 5 games instead of 6. Sets can be won from 5-0 to 5-4 and if its 4-all a 9-point tie-break would be held,” he said. The format remains the same: Legends singles, ATP players singles, WTA players singles, mens doubles and mixed doubles. Similar to the first edition, each team will have one Indian senior mens player in its rolls, along with two juniors – a boy and a girl – recommended by the All India Tennis Association as per their rankings. The senior players who would be seen are Saket Myneni (Chandigarh), Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (Hyderabad), Sriram Balaji (Mumbai), Divij Sharan (Nagpur), Ramkumar Ramanathan (Raipur) and Vishnu Vardhan (unnamed team). (More) PTI SSR NRB PM PM SDMadvertisementlast_img read more


first_imgWest Indies innings: West Indies innings: Johnson Charlesc du Plessis b Wiese 32 Chris Gayle b Rabada 4Andre Fletcher run out (Rossouw) 11 Marlon Samuels c de Villiers b Morris 44 Dwayne Bravo c Wiese b Phangiso 8 Andre Russell c Miller b Imran Tahir 4Darren Sammy b Imran Tahir 0 Carlos Brathwaite not out 10 Dinesh Ramdin not out 1 Extras: (LB-1, W-8) 9Total: (for 7 wickets in 19.4 overs) 123 Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-34, 3-66, 4-87, 5-100, 6-100, 7- 113Bowling: Rabada 3.4-0-38-1, Morris 4-0-33-1, Tahir 4-0-13 -2, Wiese 4-0-19-1, Phangiso 4-0-19-1. PTI SSC SSClast_img read more

Mark Nonoy shrugs off ankle pain to give Tigers a boost in crucial match

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Mark Nonoy wasn’t going to let an ankle injury sideline him in University of Santo Tomas’ all-important game against University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Nonoy had to be helped to the Growling Tigers’ locker room but the rookie eventually made it back to the playing floor with 6:10 left in the third quarter.“I wanted to come back so I could motivate my teammates that even though it’s still painful I’m willing to come back for my team and inspire them,” said Nonoy who finished with seven points, three rebounds, and two steals.“Whatever happens I’ll be back for them,” he added as the Tigers moved half a game behind second seed UP that has a 6-4 slate.Nonoy, however, still has to undergo an X-ray procedure to determine the extent of the damage of his injury.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Jimmy’s era: Butler arrives in Miami, and Heat hopes soar The Growling Tigers, who played without star forward Rhenz Abando, were pushing to get a firm hold of the third place and Nonoy was adamant to push through despite spraining his right ankle in the second quarter.“It’s not a major injury, just a sprain,” said Nonoy in Filipino after the Growling Tigers’ 84-78 win over the Fighting Maroons Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. “It’s painful now because I played despite the injury.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceNonoy sprained his right ankle with 4:11 left in the second quarter after landing on Juan Gomez De Liaño’s left foot on a three-point attempt.Play still continued despite Nonoy lying on the ground and UP head coach Bo Perasol checking up on him. Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Becoming his own man LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? This jewelry designer is also an architect Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

IPL 2017: Shaun Marsh 84 not enough as Shikhar Dhawan 77 sets up Hyderabad victory

first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kings XI Punjab by 26 runs in an Indian Premier League match at the I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Friday.Chasing 208, Punjab were restricted to 181/9 with Shaun Marsh (84), Eoin Morgan (26) and Martin Guptill (23) the only big contributors. (Highlights)For Hyderabad, Siddharth Kaul and Ashish Nehra scalped three wickets each while pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar took two wickets for 27 runs.Punjab started off on a positive note but after adding 26 runs for the first wicket, opener Guptill was dismissed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar as he tried to loft the knuckle ball but was caught by Moises Henriques. Guptill’s 11-ball knock was laced with four boundaries and one six.After one over, the in-form Manan Vohra (3) was sent packing by experienced pacer Nehra to make Punjab reel at 37/2 in four overs.Skipper Glen Maxwell also failed to step up to the occasion as he was dismissed by Kaul on a duck.Middle-order batsmen Marsh and Morgan then forged a 73-run partnership to give some hope to the hosts but while trying to pace up the scoring rate, the latter was dismissed by spinner Rashid Khan.Morgan tried to slog-sweep a tossed up delivery but failed in doing so and Deepak Hooda took a good catch at wide long-on. Morgan faced 21 balls, in which he hit two boundaries and one six.With 70 runs required from 30 balls, Wriddhiman Saha (2) came in to the middle and but could not gave Marsh the much-needed support as he was clean-bowled by Kaul in the 15th over.advertisementThings got worse when Marsh was sent back to the pavilion in the next over. His brilliant 50-ball knock was stopped by Bhuvneshwar with the score on 138/5. Marsh slammed 14 boundaries and one six before he was caught at deep mid-wicket by Hooda.Punjab’s lower-middle order also failed to deliver with Axar Patel (16), Anureet Singh (15), Mohit Sharma (2), Ishant Sharma (5 not out) failed to achieve the required run-rate.Earlier, put in to bat, openers David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan helped Sunrisers Hyderabad post a challenging 207/3.Right from the start, Dhawan (77) and Warner (51) thrashed Punjab’s bowlers all around the park, getting past the 100 run mark in just 10 overs.Both openers forged a 107-run partnership with the run-rate of 10.70 before Warner was sent packing by Punjab’s skipper Maxwell.Warner tried a slog-sweep over mid-wicket but totally missed the ball and got bowled. His 27-ball knock was laced with four boundaries and four sixes.Unperturbed by the fall of Warner’s wicket, Dhawan, who seemed good at the middle, continued the assault.But after adding another 40 runs with Kane Williamson (54 not out), he was dismissed on a Mohit Sharma delivery. Dhawan slammed nine boundaries and one six in his 48-ball innings.Williamson along with veteran batsman Yuvraj Singh (15) then paced up the scoring rate, adding 24 runs in three overs before Yuvraj was dismissed by Maxwell in the 17th over.With two overs remaining, middle-order batsmen Henriques and Williamson then completed the proceedings in style as they added 31 runs in two overs to post a challenging total.For Punjab, Maxwell scalped two wickets while Mohit Sharma took one wicket.last_img read more

Eukor Signs New 4-Year Car Shipping Contract with Hyundai

first_imgzoom South Korean shipping firm Eukor Car Carriers has agreed with Hyundai Motor Group to carry Hyundai and KIA vehicle exports from Korea for further four years. The new period commences from January 2016, through to December 31, 2019, with volume portion adjusting from 50% in the first two-year period, to 40%of the exports in the second two-year period. Details of the contract are still be to be finalized.In 2014, the Seoul-based Eukor transported approximately 4.6 million units of which 1.7 million where on behalf of Hyundai and Kia.Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors hold a 20% stake in Eukor, with the Norwegian shipping company Wilh.Wilhelmsen and Swedish shipping group Wallenius Lines controlling 40% of the company’s shares each.The value of the new contract has not been disclosed.last_img read more

Nova Scotia Come to life Brings Together Bostonarea Business Leaders

first_imgDeputy Premier Frank Corbett invited a group of Boston-area business and community leaders to learn more about Nova Scotia’s competitive advantages at a luncheon held today, Nov. 20, at The Union Club in Boston. The meeting coincided with the arrival of Boston’s official Christmas tree from Nova Scotia. After a short ceremony marking the tree’s arrival on the Boston Common, Mr. Corbett highlighted the benefits of living, working, learning and doing business with Nova Scotia to a select group of Bostonians. “The relationship between Nova Scotia and Boston is not new, but it is important that we continue to foster it, allowing it to grow in new directions,” said Mr. Corbett. “We want the people of Boston to explore Nova Scotia’s competitive advantages; our educated workforce; and world-class universities. When they are thinking about their next opportunity — they’ll think about Nova Scotia.” Guests at the event included members from various sectors in the business community; representatives from the City of Boston and Canada’s Consul General to New England, Neil Le Blanc. “The arrival of the tree is a wonderful annual reminder of the long-standing cultural, familial, historic, and trade ties that bind Nova Scotia and Massachusetts,” said Mr. Le Blanc. “It gives me great pleasure to inform people about the strength of this mutually beneficial relationship, while working with businesses and organizations on both sides of the border to further expand it.” A group of about 75 children, waving Nova Scotia Come to life flags, cheered from the sidelines and gathered around as the tree arrived at the Boston Common. This year’s tree was cut and shipped from Fox Point, Lunenburg Co., and Gary Zwicker, official town crier for the municipality, was on-hand to herald the tree’s arrival.last_img read more

Alberta woman recognizes herself in photo found in US serial killers truck

first_imgHolly MooreAPTN InvestigatesA Thunderchild First Nation woman made a chilling discovery online that could help police in two countries discover more about a convicted serial killer‘s activities.“Hey, that’s me,” said Pamela Milliken to her then-boyfriend back in 2015. “He was like, yeah right.”((A post circulating on Facebook. Photo: Courtesy Pamela Milliken)Milliken, now 52 said she was browsing through Facebook and she came upon a post asking for help identifying a young Indigenous woman in a photo found left in the semi-truck of “The Truck Stop Killer” Robert Ben Rhoades.Rhoades is currently serving life sentences in Illinois for three murders. He pled guilty to the first degree murder of 14-year-old Regina Walters in 1992 after investigators found haunting photos of the teenager in his apartment.His truck is said to have contained a homemade torture chamber.(Robert Ben Rhoades)Milliken was first referenced publicly in a 2012 GQ article by Vanessa Veselka.She wrote about escaping a trucker like Rhoades herself and writes of how retired FBI investigator Mark Young gave her the photo.One paragraph in the GQ story written relates a conversation Veselka had with Mark Young.“Young pulled out one last picture and slid it across to me The photo was of a beautiful young girl, possibly Native American.“She was on the end of the roll with Regina,” he said.She’s shown sitting in Rhoades’s truck wearing a gray hoodie. Her eyes are partly closed, as if she’s stoned or sleepy. Rhoades must have just picked her up, because he hasn’t cut her hair yet. It is glossy black and long. No one knows who she is.”Veselka confirmed that the photo in question was given to her by former FBI investigator Mark Young during her research for the 2012 GQ article.She explained that the photo Milliken believes is her was found on alongside another of Rhoades victim, Regina Walters, at the end of same roll of film. That’s according to what Young told Veselka at the time.However, the incidences were five years apart from one another.When asked to explain how that could be, she said there were a lot of photos attached to the case.“To me that inconsistency of where or when the photo was taken does not rule out her story. All of the photos came out of Rhoades apartment.” she said. “If that is her in the photo, that’s her in the photo. And that photo came out of Rhoades apartment.”“He took a lot of photos.” she said. “To me it doesn’t matter if it was Rhoades or not, these guys are so common. If it wasn’t him it was someone like him.”“I knew right away that it was me.” Milliken said. “I was going to find my brother in Winnipeg.”She says she started hitchhiking from Thunderchild First Nation in Saskatchewan in the spring of 1985.After a series of successful rides, she met up with a semi-truck driver she identifies as Rhoades in the town of White City just outside of Regina.“The sun was setting, It was 8:00 or 9:00 at night. I was walking a ways and it was getting dark. I stuck my hand out and waited for someone to pick me up,” she said.When a flat-nosed, white semi-truck stopped on the highway and she went running after it.“I opened up the door and I looked at him,” she said. “ He said, ‘Hey jump up on in here.’ I said I have a really heavy bag you are going to have to help me with it. I put my bag on the seat and he said, ‘Yeah I’ll help you with that and he put it in the back.‘”Just as Milliken was turning around to climb up onto the passenger seat, she says the driver took her photo.“I said ‘What did you do that for?’ he said ‘Well I am going to take your pic. If you rip me off I can tell the cops that you stole from me.’”She and the driver who introduced himself as “Robert” chatted on the way to Brandon, MB.“He told me he was going to Florida and he wanted me to come with him,” she said. “At one point, he pointed to a sign on his dashboard that said ‘CASH, GRASS or ASS — No one rides for free.’”“I didn’t have any money. I didn’t smoke pot so I knew which one it would be.” she said, adding that she and the driver had consensual sex in the back of the truck.(Pamela Milliken in Feb., 2019)She said she was dropped off without harm in Winnipeg, MB at the bus depot.Fast forward 30 years and she came across the Facebook post.“I knew it was me but I didn’t have a photo of myself from that time to prove it to anyone,” she said. “But then I was at my niece’s a few months back and she had one on the wall.”Milliken has reached out to the FBI at their toll-free number in the US. The dispatcher said she would research it and suggested she phone the RCMP in St Paul where she is currently enrolled in a camp preparation program.RCMP K division confirmed Miliken’s call to APTN Investigates. Miliken said they are sending out a constable to speak with her tonight and confirm her identity.“I was pretty freaked out when I saw it but I just want them to know I am OK,” she said.APTN  reached out to the FBI in Houston, former FBI investigator Mark Young and Milliken’s niece.More to come.last_img read more

BC premier tells truck loggers he wants to reconnect communities with forestry

first_imgVICTORIA – Premier John Horgan says the relationship between British Columbia and the forest industry has fractured over outdated government policy that hurts communities and threatens many small business contractors.He told delegates at the Truck Loggers Association’s convention on Thursday that the once solid social contract between the industry, government and communities is in need of repairs.The premier didn’t promise any changes in policy during his 30-minute address, saying his government is awaiting recommendations of an industry sustainability review from former Liberal cabinet minister George Abbott within the next month.“We want to try and reconnect the social licence that existed over the decades in B.C.,” he said.Horgan said previous Liberal government policy introduced in 2003 allowed forest companies to ship timber to mills of their choice. The result was industry bypassing communities and small contractors even though the timber is located close to their homes, he said.“Clearly, 14 years later it’s not working for you,” he said. “It’s not working for communities, and it’s not working for the province.”Horgan said the conversation about reconnecting the industry with B.C.’s towns will not be easy but it’s one the province must undertake.“It’s a certainty in many communities that the relationship between tenure holders in the community has been broken. It’s in all our interests to make sure we re-establish that relationship in the days, weeks and months ahead.”Horgan said he’s deeply concerned about increases in the export of raw logs from B.C. since the policy changes.“When we see raw log exports, log exports from public land, rise from eight per cent in 2003 to 23 per cent last year, that raises questions and concerns in communities,” he said. “It raises questions and concerns with me.”He said that amounted to 1.6 million cubic metres of raw logs exported from the province last year.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly said raw log exports from the province were 1.6 billion cubic metres.last_img read more

One Dead 40 Injured in Road Accident in Morocco

Témara –A person was killed and forty others were wounded, ten seriously, in a road accident on Monday morning near the city of Témara, near Rabat.The accident took place at 5.00 a.m. when a bus coming from Agadir and bound for Rabat veered off course due to dense fog, local authorities said.The wounded were rushed to the Rabat Ibn Sina university hospital center to receive the necessary health care and an investigation was opened to shed light on the circumstances of this tragedy, they added. read more

Atlas Lion Amine Harit Possibly Involved in Deadly Car Accident in

Rabat – Moroccan football player Amine Harit might be in serious trouble. Several local media outlets have reported that the Atlas Lion hit a pedestrian in Marrakech, Friday night, June 29, after racing a car with his teammate Faycal Fajr.  According to these sources, including local Kech 24 and international German media Sky Sports (which specifies not knowing the circumstances of the tragedy or the exact identity of the person who was driving the offending vehicle), Harit’s Mercedes struck a pedestrian, injuring him fatally, in a “hit and run” accident.Local news site Kech 24, which published pictures of the car crash, originally reported that it was Amine Harit’s 14-year-old brother who was driving Harit’s car. The driver was chased by locals, who called the authorities. In an updated version, Kech 24 said that it was Amine Harit who was driving and hit a young pedestrian who was trying to cross the street a few meters from the jurisdiction of Marrakech-Safi.The public prosecution ordered that the Moroccan player’s passport be kept and presented if he wanted to be released before the completion of the investigation. He denied that there was any car race at the time of the incident.The incident resulted in the death of the 28-year-old pedestrian after he arrived at the hospital by ambulance. read more

EU rules on Spanish cheese dispute involving Don Quixote

MADRID — Don Quixote’s role in Spanish cheese sales has merited a ruling by the European Union Court of Justice.The court issued its opinion in a Spanish case over the labelling of the country’s famous manchego cheese.The cheese is from Spain’s La Mancha, where the 17th-century novel “Don Quixote de La Mancha,” by Miguel de Cervantes, is set. Under EU law, only cheese from that region can be called “queso manchego.”But a producer in a different region used on its labels illustrations allegedly depicting Don Quixote, his skinny horse and countryside with windmills.The court said Thursday that such images can trigger associations with the protected product in a shopper’s mind. It didn’t say whether the images were unlawful, but told Spain’s Supreme Court that is hearing the case they might be.The Associated Press read more

Moroccan FM Saudi Security Is an Integral Part of Moroccan Stability

Rabat – Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita has reiterated Morocco’s solidarity with Saudi Arabia after Yemeni Houthis attacked two Saudi oil facilities on September 14.In an interview published on September 26 in Sky News Arabia, Bourita said that the security and stability of Saudi Arabia is an integral part of Morocco’s own security and stability.The minister blamed Iran for the attack, emphasizing that Tehran “unfortunately has not ceased hostilities in the region.” He said that the international community’s past strategy for dealing with Iran made it feel that “it can continue such acts and that regional leadership means attacks and hostilities against the countries of the region.”Subsequently, the foreign minister called for the world to adopt a more effective approach to handle Iranian threats in the region.“The international community must be more effective because it is not an issue between Saudi Arabia and Iran but a threat to regional security that undermines international stability,” he said.Bourita also spoke about Iranian interference in the domestic affairs of several Arab and African countries. Morocco severed diplomatic ties with Iran in May 2018 over allegations of such interference.On May 1 last year, Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced it would cut all diplomatic ties with Iran, saying Tehran supported the Polisario Front.The ministry accused Iran of training and arming the Polisario Front through its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah. Bourita has said in several interviews that Morocco has evidence proving Polisario-Hezbollah collusion.In his interview with Sky News Arabia, Bourita called on the international community to standardize its actions and discourse on hostile moves from Tehran.He also emphasized the need for “collective” action to resolve the crisis, including the issue of the nuclear agreement.Bourita’s statement on the attacks echoed a message from King Mohammed VI’s latest message to Saudi Arabia.Earlier this month, the King condemned the Houthi drone attacks ina letter to King Salman of Saudi Arabia.In his letter, the monarch said that the attacks undermine the security and stability of the world.“I assure you of the absolute solidarity of the kingdom of Morocco with Saudi Arabia and its unwavering support against any threat that undermines the country’s security and territorial integrity,” the King said. read more

5G Three Areas to Watch

Sometimes I wish the 3GPP standards organization would just quit numbering random milestones in the progress of cellular technology — though they are good for the consulting business. In reality, there are important things going on all the time in wireless, but when 3GPP identifies a new “generation,” all of a sudden everyone has to have an opinion. The message is, whether the data rate is higher or lower, it’s still way too early to be counting on any real performance improvements. And, if you have an iPhone (none of which will have 5G until maybe 2020), your improvement will most certainly be nil. Dissecting Microsoft’s ‘Discovery’ of Firstline Workers Michael Finneran September 24, 2019 The mobile field is rife with meaningful examples of business process automation. Can Microsoft be a factor? CBRS: A Threat to Wi-Fi? Gary Audin September 27, 2019 Have enterprises unjustly dismissed Citizens Broadband Radio Service in favor of Wi-Fi? Log in or register to post comments Initial 5G PerformanceThe most obvious advance with 5G will be what the 3GPP terms Enhanced Mobile Broadband. That is essentially the same wireless broadband you have today, only faster. The headlines tout a boost in peak data rates from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, but issues like signal strength and the number of users sharing your cell or sector have a much greater impact on the boosts actually realized. 5G_774.png Currently, there are over 200,000 cell towers in the U.S., all of which will eventually have to be upgraded to 5G. That’s the type of job that takes years to complete. In the meantime, most initial 5G users will encounter the service through small cells, tens of thousands of which will be deployed as part of the rollout. However, if you promise things are going to get faster, as the operators have, someone is going to step up to test your claims. PC Magazine reported on a Reddit post that a cited a 5G test on AT&T’s network in Haviland, Kan. that showed a 5G download rate of 194.88 Mbps versus a 4G test that showed 187.44 Mbps — a mere 4% improvement. To his credit, the author points out limitations in the Netgear Nighthawk hotspot that could have been a contributing factor, but the important lesson here is that we are all still way early to be looking for meaningful performance information. This all reminds me of an experience I had with Rogers Communications some years back when the company was first rolling out 3G. A VP of Engineering at Rogers headquarters was showing me a speed test on his laptop posting some amazing (for their time) download speeds. While I tried to be polite (as I always do), I had to point out that he was one of maybe 10 people in all of Toronto with access to their 3G infrastructure, so I wasn’t exactly sure how meaningful this demonstration was. Millimeter Wave SystemsIndoor Coverage OptionsPrivate 5G Networks Given the ruckus that has grown up around what should probably be classed as “non-news,” we should take a look at where we are with 5G and the things we as enterprise buyers should be focused on as this story evolves. Mobile Voice, Data, Text: Unlimited for $20 a Month?! Michael Finneran September 19, 2019 Calling itself an ‘infrastructure-based MVNO,’ cable operator Altice sets new price point for cellular service. Continued on next page; click below.Tags:News & Views5Gwirelessmillimeter wave systemsindoor coverageprivate 5G networksMobilityEndpointsEnterprise NetworkingInternet of ThingsTechnology Trends12nextlast Articles You Might Like What Enterprises Should Be Watching in 5G These three areas to watch are: The other major developments are support for Massive Machine Type Communications, which means greater device density for applications like Internet of Things (IoT), and Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications. Regular 5G communications will have lower latency than current 4G, but still measured in 10’s of milliseconds. The new part is that there will also be services with latencies around 1 millisecond for applications like autonomous vehicles. The big thing to know about these last two is that they are “futures,” though I remain fully confident the operators will deliver them in due course. The first thing we expect to see is faster mobile broadband, but even that will take some time. Without a doubt, 5G is important, but I look at those “generation” announcements as mere road signs. New developments are introduced into the cellular market continuously, and at a pace that would make your head spin. Some of those developments get advertised like the performance boost from the move from LTE to LTE-Advanced or the incorporation of massive MIMO technology on exiting 4G networks. Some changes like the architectural shift to centralized radio access networks (C-RAN or Cloud RAN) typically don’t leak out to the general public at all because no one outside of the cellular business will likely know they even happened. Over the past month, everyone from President Trump to CNN have weighed in on 5G, and while there were snippets of fact to be found in each of these reports, they have largely been used to foster some political viewpoint or other. One of the big reasons I chose to work in technology is, we don’t do politics. 5G Insights: IoT Opportunities, Vulnerabilities Gary Audin August 13, 2019 5G will provide an opportunity to connect IoT devices across the enterprise, but security vulnerabilities may follow. See All in Mobility » Habits of the ‘Always’ Connected Worker Gary Audin September 20, 2019 How connected are we? Wilson Electronics tries to find out in their latest survey. read more

Nokia unveils new Windows phones first tablet turns to camera to differentiate

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Nokia is expanding its lineup of Windows phones and introducing its first tablet computer, all sporting the powerful camera technology found in its flagship Lumia 1020 smartphone.The struggling cellphone maker is turning to the camera to differentiate its phones from rivals. The Lumia 1020 has a 41-megapixel camera with technology designed to produce better low-light shots and offer greater manual controls than most smartphones.The new devices will use Microsoft’s Windows system and come as Microsoft aims to complete its 5.44 billion euros ($7.4 billion) deal to buy Nokia’s phone business and patent rights. The deal is expected to close early next year.Nokia, a Finnish company, has seen its cellphone business unravel since Apple revolutionized the way people use handsets with the 2007 introduction of the iPhone. Microsoft, meanwhile, is struggling amid declines in sales of traditional personal computers in favour of smartphones and tablets.Nokia’s new Lumia 1520 will have a larger screen, measuring 6 inches diagonally, compared with 4.5 inches on the 1020. Nokia said the new phone’s camera will have only 20 megapixels in order to keep the camera sensor smaller and the phone thinner. But that’s still more resolution than most other phones.The 1520 will also come with new apps designed to organize photos based on where you take the shots and to give you more flexibility in determining —after the fact— where the image should be focused. The phone will cost $740, though wireless carriers are expected to offer it cheaper with two-year service contracts.Nokia will also make a cheaper version, the Lumia 1320, for a contract-free price of $339. It will have a 5-megapixel camera and a slower processor than the 1520. Both run the latest version of Windows Phone 8, which has new features to accommodate larger screen sizes.Nokia’s first tablet will be the Lumia 2520. It will run Windows 8.1 RT, meaning it shares the tile-based interface of the phone software, but can run various apps designed for Windows tablets. However, RT is the lightweight version of Windows, so it will run only apps specifically designed for it. Regular versions of Windows 8.1 can run apps for older versions of Windows.All versions of the 2520 will come with built-in 4G LTE cellular access. By contrast, iPads and most other tablets make cellular access optional, with their cheapest models capable of using Wi-Fi only for Internet access.The 10.1-inch tablet will cost $499. An optional cover with a physical keyboard and extended battery life is $149 extra. The camera is 6.7 megapixels, but shares the low-light technology and manual controls found in the Lumia 1020.All three devices are expected to go on sale by the end of the year. They will come in multiple colours with a hard, plastic back moulded onto the device. by Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press Posted Oct 22, 2013 2:26 am MDT Nokia unveils new Windows phones, first tablet, turns to camera to differentiate from rivals AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UN condemns shelling of Sudan base which killed blue helmet injured two

“I urge the Government of Sudan and the SPLM-North [Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North] to immediately cease hostilities and resume ceasefire negotiations,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told journalists in New York. Government forces and members of the SPLM-N have been fighting in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States.Two shells hit the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) logistics base in Kadugli, Sudan, earlier today, according to the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). The base, in South Kordofan state, serves as a logistics base for the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), an oil-rich area contested by South Sudan and Sudan.One Ethiopian peacekeeper was killed and two more were injured as a result of the shelling. “The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the family of the fallen peacekeeper and to the Government of Ethiopia,” his spokesperson said in the statement. Also condemning the attack “in the strongest terms”, the members of the Security Council called on the Sudanese Government to “swiftly” investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.The incident has also been condemned by the UN peacekeeping office, who also wished their injured colleagues a speedy recovery. read more

Mens Hockey No 6 Ohio State beat Badgers 62 behind 5goal third

Ohio State sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski controlls the puck during a 4-0 loss to Penn State on Dec. 2. Credit: Nick Hudak | For the LanternOhio State head coach Steve Rohlik has discussed seizing opportunity and momentum the entire season.Opportunity arose Friday with a 5-on-3 power play at the start of the third period. The Buckeyes took advantage of that, and the ensuing 5-on-4, and rode the momentum to a five-goal outburst in the game’s final period.The No. 6 Ohio State men’s hockey team captured its 20th win of the season when it beat Wisconsin 6-2 in a physical affair at the Schottenstein Center.“We were relentless. Obviously, we’d like to score on the 5-on-3, we didn’t finish the deal, but we never gave up,” Rohlik said. “I think that was a big goal there. It gave us some momentum to score right away to tie the game. We kind of got some momentum and jump from that point. The Buckeyes (20-8-5, 13-8-2-1 Big Ten) had two goals from both junior forward Dakota Joshua and sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski to give redshirt junior goaltender Sean Romeo much-needed support. Romeo added 36 saves on 38 shots in the win.Laczynski’s two goals gave him his 12th and 13th goals of the year and snapped his five-game pointless streak.“Everyone has slumps. [I] kind of just stuck to it,” Laczynski said. “Just try and keep working hard in practice. I know it was just a matter of time.”  Wisconsin (14-16-4, 8-12-3-1 Big Ten) dictated the play for most the first period, which resulted in the opening goal for the Badgers off the stick of freshman forward Linus Weissbach, who cleaned up a rebound in front of the goalRomeo faced a barrage of rubber and made several spectacular saves in the period, which kept the Buckeyes within a goal. Shots favored Wisconsin 15-6 after one period of play.“Sometimes we’re not going to be at our best and you need a guy like that to step up and he’s been doing that all year,” Rohlik said. “Other times we need to score a few more goals, so it’s kind of a team thing. Obviously, he’s been that rock back there for us and been that constant.”     It didn’t take long for the Buckeyes to break the scoreless tie in the second period. Junior forward Dakota Joshua scored his 12th goal of the season on a tic-tac-toe passing play when he put the puck into the net past senior goaltender Kyle Hayton. Senior forward Luke Stork and junior forward Freddy Gerard assisted the goal.  The Badgers later restored their lead when junior forward Matthew Freytag found a loose puck in the crease and put it past Romeo at 16:26 in the second period.Just as the second period wound down, the Badgers took two penalties giving the Buckeyes a 5-on-3 power play to start the third period.In the third period, the Buckeyes added two quick goals following the 5-on-3 power play. Sophomore Laczynski scored just as the second penalty came to an end. The other came less a minute later off Joshua’s stick.The Buckeyes added three more goals in the third to bring the score to 6-2.Shots totaled to 38-34 in favor of Wisconsin. Hayton made 28 saves on 34 shots in the loss.The second game of the weekend series against Wisconsin marks Senior Night for the six Buckeye seniors. It will start at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Schott. read more

Baseballs Richest Just Got Much Richer

Washington Nationals+2.7 The Dodgers and Yankees punctuated a quiet deadline with a pair of last-minute trades, acquiring starting pitchers Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray, respectively. Both players strengthen already formidable rotations, readying their teams for long runs into October, and the trades cap a frenetic cycle of trade activity for the Dodgers and Yankees. Two of the richest teams in baseball are now even better.Going back to 2009, the Yankees and Dodgers tended to be quiet at the deadline, preferring to acquire players through free agency instead. They picked up only an average of about one win above replacement at the trade deadline since 2009. But this year, the two wealthiest teams in baseball decided to buy. The rich get richerTotal wins above replacement (WAR) added through trades, 2017 Chicago Cubs+4.6 Kansas City Royals+2.4 They weren’t the only good teams who did so. The Dodgers and Yankees are two of the six teams who gained the most value this trade deadline, and four of the top six are leading their respective divisions this year.Like the Dodgers and Yankees, most of the contending teams have traded for starting pitchers. Darvish and Gray are two of the best options available. Each is a nearly mirror image of the other in the events a pitcher can control most — strikeouts, walks, and home runs allowed. Both pitchers have recent injury troubles from which they’ve bounced back to produce ace-level seasons. Both command dazzling arrays of pitches, fooling hitters as much with unpredictability as raw stuff. Each ought to boost their teams’ playoff fortunes substantially.Not like the Dodgers’ playoff fortunes were ever in doubt, even with a recent injury to ace Clayton Kershaw. A mere 43 games over .500, the Dodgers have marched to a 14-game division lead while boasting one of the strongest teams (by Elo) in history.The Yankees, meanwhile, have capitalized on unexpected performances from young players like Aaron Judge and Clint Frazier, surprising resurgences from veterans like CC Sabathia and Matt Holliday, and career years from journeymen like Aaron Hicks. The confluence of production has New York narrowly edging out the Red Sox in the American League East so far. It’s hard to say any good New York Yankees season has come from “out of nowhere,” but projections didn’t expect them to be this good this year.These trades should leave baseball’s other contenders very scared. The Houston Astros have mashed their way to 68 wins so far, but they barely improved at this year’s deadline. While other teams traded for aces, the Astros managed to get erratic southpaw Francisco Liriano, a choice that could haunt them, especially given that their top two starters — Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers — have both battled through injury and underperformance in the past two months.If the Yankees and Dodgers’ 2017 prospects weren’t frustrating enough for their rivals, it gets worse: Neither of these teams are going anywhere, anytime soon. Baseball America puts their farm systems as the second and fourth-best in baseball entering 2017, and these trades didn’t get rid of the teams’ best prospects. As if that wasn’t enough, the Dodgers and Yankees also boast some of the most promising youngsters in baseball, with players like Judge and Cody Bellinger exceeding expectations.Both the Yankees and Dodgers are young, rich, and talented. The other 28 teams in baseball better watch out.CORRECTION (July 31, 8:24 p.m.): An earlier version of this story misstated how far above .500 the Dodgers are. They are 43 games above .500, not 33. New York Yankees+4.2 Atlanta Braves+2.1 Los Angeles Dodgers+2.0 Sources: MLB, Baseball Prospectus TEAMTOTAL WAR ADDED read more

Advocacy Groups call for federal investigation into Ohio State

Richard Strauss in his Ohio State College of Medicine photograph. Advocacy groups are now calling for a federal investigation of Ohio State for how it handled alleged sexual abuse by Strauss.. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio StateAdvocacy groups on Wednesday called for a federal investigation into Ohio State’s handling of alleged sexual abuse by former university doctor Richard Strauss.The call for an investigation came in a letter from the National Women’s Law Center and 36 other organizations, such as the NAACP and National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, addressed to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Kenneth Marcus.“We write to urge the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to initiate an investigation of Ohio State University’s failure to respond to a widely known pattern of alleged sexual abuse, spanning approximately two decades, by Richard Strauss, an athletic team doctor, and to conduct a systemic-wide investigation into the University’s response to sexual abuse,” the letter said.The letter also pointed out a university’s responsibilities to its students under Title IX.“Many student survivors are not aware of their rights under Title IX and how to seek help; many employees would rather look the other way than to acknowledge and deal with the abuse; and many institutions fail to take the steps necessary to ensure student safety,” the letter said.Ben Johnson, Ohio State University spokesman, issued the following statement in response to the letter.“It is critical to note that the concerns expressed by these groups in this letter relate to allegations of abuse during a period of time from 1978 to 1998, and the university of today shares the concern that individuals at the time knew and may not have responded appropriately, which is why this is a critical focus of the ongoing independent investigation,” the statement said. “We are committed to finding the truth of what happened during that time at Ohio State.” read more