of Bayonne, passed away at Bayonne Medical Center. Born in Jersey City, Angela lived in Bayonne for many years. She was a Teacher’s Aide in Bayonne and later worked at Book Sales in Secaucus. Wife of the late Daniel Burke. Mother of Brendan Burke and his wife Judy, and Danielle Collins. Grandmother of Autumn Collins, David Collins, Jr, Paige Burke, Jane Burke and Evan Burke. Sister of Mary Adele Quinones and the late Blanca Cruz. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements by SWEENEY Funeral Home, 857 Kennedy Blvd.
LocalNews Discover Dominica Authority News Update for the week ending Friday November 25th, 2011 by: – November 25, 2011 Share **Kalinago Territory launch Home Stay Programme and Promotional Materials**In an effort to improve the marketability of the Carib Territory, a major component of Dominica’s tourism product, Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) in collaboration with the Kalinago community have upgraded and expanded the website, produced a brochure to include all the sites and attractions of the Territory and finalized the Home Stay Programme Guideline. In celebration of these first time activities, the Discover Dominica Authority in collaboration with the Kalinago Barana Aute of the Ministry of Tourism and Legal Affairs will launch the promotional material and the home stay programme on Friday, November 25, 2011 from 2:30pm at the Kalinago Barana Aute, Salybia. To mark the occasion, the Kalinago Chief, the Kalinago Council, Parliamentary Representative for the constituency, the Local Government Department, Kalinago home stay providers and other Kalinago stakeholders will be present at the event. Media houses are expected at the launch. The brochure and website will be showcased and the Karina Cultural Group will celebrate the event with a performance. ** Increased inquiries about Dominica from France Nationals**Interface Tourism, Dominica’s representatives in France, received an influx of inquiries from persons planning to travel to Dominica, further to the publication of an article in Le Figaro magazine on the destination in September 2011. Discover Dominica Authority partnered with French tour operator Iles du Monde to host journalists from Le Figaro magazine in February. Le Figaro magazine features articles on lifestyle and leisure among other topics and has a circulation of over 300, 000. The media value of the article is in excess of 2 million euros and it is read by over 1 million persons in France. **I am Dominica. Are You? Scrapbook competition for preschoolers in the North**The Leo Club of Dominica in collaboration with Discover Dominica Authority will involve preschoolers in the I am Dominica. Are You? Campaign through a scrapbook competition this November. Preschoolers in the north of the island will participate in the scrapbook competition as they portray through pictures, photos and drawings what they love about Dominica, and how they can help to develop and promote Dominica. Scrapbooks will be judged for neatness, applicability to the I am Dominica. Are You? concept and creativity. The Pennville Preschool, Thibaud Preschool, Paix Bouche Preschool, Sunflower Preschool and Gospel Life Christian Academy will take part in the competition. The judging of the scrapbooks will take place on November 25, 2011 by Community Leaders of the north and representatives of the Leo Club of Dominica and Discover Dominica Authority. **The UK market continues to be very productive in delivering great PR for the island**.The DDA hosted journalist Judy Bastyra from May 28 – June 5, earlier this year. Judy who writes for the UK market is a lover of the destination and its natural wonders. She travelled along with a photographer who was able to capture the true beauty of the island and its cuisine. Judy’s latest article appeared in the December issue of the Food & Travel magazine entitled ‘Isle of Youth’ which has an abundance of lovely images of great local produce and picturesque views of the island. Judy was able to visit many of the local spots where organic farms, cassava bread, bakeries and eateries where secret recipes could be found. Fine dining restaurants were also discovered throughout the island to get a true feel of the tastes and flavors of Dominica. Much support was received from the private sector – Calibishie Lodges, Silks Hotel, Riverstone Bar & Grill, Picard Cottages, Beau Rive, Rosalie Bay, Zandoli Inn, Kalinago Barana Aute, Jungle Bay Resort, Mrs. Fae Martin, Roots Organic Farm, Roy’s Organic Farm, Cocoa Cottages and more. A quote from the article reads, “The Caribbean island of Dominica is very different from its neighbors….it has waterfalls, lush rainforest and produce so good it’s practically an elixir for long life. ” The DDA hosted UK journalist David Hoppit from March 24 – April 1 this year which produced several articles on the destination with the latest being featured last weekend in The Sunday Telegraph. The three-page feature on the island was entitled ‘A Boy’s Own Island’ where David brought his grandsons along on his adventure to get a true family experience on the island. The Sunday Telegraph is a weekly newspaper and online publication with a circulation of 471,894. The feature is a beautiful written piece with the journalist concluding that “the only hard thing about our visit to the natural history island was leaving it behind”. Many of the service providers gave tremendous support to this trip – Beau Rive, Dr. Lennox Honychurch, Waitukubuli National Trail, Papillote Wilderness Retreat, Castle Comfort Lodge & Dive Centre, Irie Safari, Jungle Bay Resort, Zandoli Inn, Rainforest Aerial Tram, Calibishie Cove, Calibishie Lodges and Kalinago Barana Aute and we would like to thank them and encourage them to assist the authority in creating further awareness of the destination. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/activityandadventure/8899219/Dominica-the-Caribbean-a-Boys-Own-island.html Press ReleaseDiscover Dominica Authority Sharing is caring! 230 Views no discussions Share Share Tweet
Wernher von Braun developed rockets in Germany that were used by the Nazis, then came to America, became an American citizen, and pioneered the American space program, including landing man on the moon. Qian Xuesen developed rockets in America then moved to China, where he joined the Communist Party and pioneered the Chinese space program for Mao Zedong. Which one do you think gets more favorable treatment by the press? Von Braun (see bio here) still enjoys strong admiration among the rocket teams at Huntsville and Cape Canaveral, but was subjected to repeated allegations of Nazi collaboration during his life and after his death. The most recent example is Wayne Biddle’s book The Dark Side of the Moon, reviewed favorably by Mike O’Hare, editor of New Scientist. O’Hare “deconstructed” von Braun by accepting without question O’Hare’s claims that von Braun was a willing participant in Nazi atrocities. (A very different view was presented in far more detail by long-time von Braun colleague Frank Ordway in Von Braun: Crusader for Space.) Most historians view the American capture of the German rocket team as a strategic coup that had profound benefits for America, giving her a strong head start in the space race. Von Braun received numerous honorary degrees and awards during his lifetime, was made an honorary member of the British Interplanetary Society (by a country victimized by Nazi rockets), developed the Apollo rockets, had the highest American security clearances, was trusted by Congress and American presidents, and even became a Christian, popularized space travel with Disney, and promoted the peaceful exploration of space till his death. No amount of penance or display of personal integrity, though, seems able to shake continued allegations that he was secretly a Nazi at least when in Germany, or at best an opportunist who supported the highest bidder. Those allegations most often come from those on the political left who subscribe to secular humanism. In Nature this week,1 Jane Qiu wrote an obituary for Qian Xuesen, who died Oct 31 in China. The obituary is notable for its multiple attempts to exonerate Xuesen from any allegations of cooperation in communist ideology. There is no question that Xuesen was instrumental in helping the American space program in its very early days, at Caltech and at the formation of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he was appointed director. By all accounts he was well liked and trusted in those days. But Qiu paints a repeated pattern of victimhood: Xuesen became a victim of the “McCarthyism hysteria on dubious charges of being a communist” spy, which she says “have never been substantiated”. Then he was a victim of “partial house arrest, enduring constant humiliation and harassment,” until he finally felt unwelcome in America and returned to China. There he received a hero’s welcome. “He joined the Communist Party in 1958 and became a trusted, high-ranking party official,” Qiu writes. “With access to the top Chinese leaders, including Chairman Mao Zedong, he was able to persuade officials to support whatever measures he felt China needed to progress.” Even while millions fell victim to the the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution, Xuesen maintained his status. Despite the grave injustice Qian suffered in the United States, it is clear that his time at Caltech was one of the most enjoyable periods of his life. He revelled in the great relationship he had with von K�rm�n, enjoying his mentor’s jokes and their often heated arguments. He also reminisced, with great affection, about the intellectual ethos and creative spirit fostered at Caltech. He contrasted these with China’s academic culture and science infrastructure, which he thought had not, and would not, lead to any real scientific innovation.Qiu did not accuse Xuesen of any willing participation or collaboration with the goals of the communists, including the development of long-range thermonuclear weapons that out-threaten by orders of magnitude anything launched by Hitler. Instead, she portrayed him as a simple scientist wishing he could have brought peaceful scientific blessings to his native country. “Qian felt that the intellectual legacy he had brought from Caltech had largely failed to take root in the academic soil of his own country, and this saddened him deeply,” she ended. “Despite his reservations, there is no doubt that he sowed the seeds of change for Chinese science.” What kind of change, exactly?1. Jane Qiu, “Obituary: Qian Xuesen (1911�2009),” Nature, 462, 735 (10 December 2009) | doi:10.1038/462735a.Nature takes openly leftist positions when discussing American politics (totally pro-Obama, pro-Copenhagen, pro-Darwin, pro-abortion, pro-embryo harvesting, pro-UN, pro-socialism, etc.), so it is not surprising they would publish a sanitized, sensitive portrait of a man who gave Mao Zedong the capacity to threaten the world with a communist takeover by means of weapons of mass destruction. When was the last time they gave untainted honors to the father of the American space program, whose astronauts left a plaque on the moon saying, “We came in peace for all mankind”? Did Mao ever do such a thing? We’re not here to argue the situation von Braun faced in the 1930s and 1940s before he willingly surrendered his whole team to America, nor are we going to defend the treatment Xuesen received in the McCarthy era. But the end of a person’s life should provide some framework for evaluation. Von Braun was accused of collaboration with the Nazis (though read our biography), but once on American soil, completely embraced American ideals and promoted the peaceful exploration of space. Most to the chagrin of the liberal elitists, he became a Christian and spoke out for the freedom of students to hear evidence for creation. Let’s remember what Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins said about von Braun’s achievement record in the Saturn rocket program:Thirty-three Saturn flights, all successful, all without loss of life, all without weapons … Saturns sent twenty-seven Americans to the Moon, twelve of them to walk on it. Saturns sent nine astronauts up to Skylab, which itself was a converted Saturn upper stage. And, finally, the last Saturn sent an American crew up to join a Russian spacecraft in earth orbit.Xuesen, by contrast, victimized or not, willingly embraced the Chinese Communist Party. Why them? If he felt he had been wronged by America, could he not have gone to one of the western democracies, and helped them? Why did he go straight to Mao? Why was he welcomed as a hero? Did he already have a good relationship with him as a spy? Maybe McCarthy and the CIA found out some things that were not made public. Whatever unfair treatment he might have received in America, his true colors were shown when he went straight to work for the most evil dictator in history, the man in the Guinness Book of World Records as the greatest mass murderer in history because he slaughtered upwards of 77 million people (11/30/2005). Not only that, Xuesen stayed in good standing with Mao and with the subsequent communist dictators till Halloween of this year. Xuesen must have known of all the American secrets that spies brought to China. He must have used them. He should have known that the rockets he was developing would be aimed at the country he used to call his home. How can such a story be whitewashed? Where are the exposes of this turncoat? For a moment, take the worst possible interpretation of von Braun. Assert that despite his explanations and the research to the contrary, he was somehow a secret Nazi that did not do all he could to stop Hitler (though he would have been shot trying). Even then, is there any room for redemption? Look at his subsequent enthusiastic embrace of all the American ideals and his undying support for this country. Look at his words and his impeccable record as an American citizen, and the awards showered on him by scientists and engineers (not just politicians). Consider, too, all the things he did in Germany for peaceful rocketry before Hitler, and how he tried to negotiate his intolerable circumstances without being shot (read the list of 13 mitigating factors in our biography). By contrast, look at Xuesen’s post-American life. There is no redemption there. He ran to Mao immediately, and stayed on good terms with him throughout the most horrific purges and famines the world has ever seen. He remained a Communist Party member in good standing to the day of his death. No opportunism there? No willing collaboration with communist beliefs? Just a pure love for science among his native people? The reporting these men receive is all consistent with the way liberals think about everything: blame America first, and make excuses for her enemies (e.g., by claiming America made them do it); worship Darwin and love those who love him (11/12/2009), but destroy the reputation of anyone who favors the freedom to hear evidence for creation. This would be a good time to read Von Braun: In his own words. See for yourself if his words sound duplicitous or ring true.(Visited 45 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Despite a reputation more for combat and commercial applications, drone technology can offer constructive and positive uses to the world, especially to Africa. Various drone projects are being used for meteorological research, environmental and animal conservation and, in particular, healthcare support.A new drone delivery venture between the Rwandan health department and an American technology company is bringing the country’s rural and urban regions closer together.Drone technology was originally developed by the US military for unmanned combat. Zipline, an American technology company made up of former innovators from SpaceX, Google and aircraft developer Lockheed Martin, has modified the technology as a transport delivery system. The Silicon Valley company has partnered with the Rwandan government to trial a system that delivers medical equipment, primarily blood supplies, to the country’s western rural areas.“The inability to deliver lifesaving medicines to the people who need them the most causes millions of preventable deaths each year around the world,” Zipline CEO Keller Rinaudo said in a launch statement: “This instant delivery system… allows medicine to be delivered on-demand and at low-cost, anywhere.“The company not only builds and supplies the unmanned aircraft but also trains Rwandan pilots in using the drones to transport resources from urban hospitals to remote clinics across the country. It is expected to be particularly useful during the country’s rainy season, when ground delivery of supplies proves the most difficult.According to Zipline, the drones are able to travel up to 150 kilometres, with a payload of one to two kilograms.President Kagame launching a Zipline medical delivery drone now in Muhanga #Rwanda pic.twitter.com/D9rHG4WlN4— Presidency | Rwanda (@UrugwiroVillage) October 14, 2016Rwandan President Paul Kagame called the system a “milestone” for Rwanda and Africa at the project’s official launch and the first successful delivery in October 2016.The fixed-wing drones are flown automatically via GPS positioning over a predetermined course, taking into account weather and geographical conditions. Flying well below commercial airspace, the drone then releases its payload, which is parachuted into a pick-up zone without the need to land.Currently, the project uses 15 drones, operating around the clock, delivering vital blood products, including plasma and coagulants, to 21 rural clinics.Both the company and the Rwandan government hope to improve on the pilot project, experimenting with larger payloads and longer distances, as well creating job opportunities for the manufacturing and maintenance of drone equipment, and even a drone pilot-training project.Source: BBC NewsSouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SouthAfrica.info material
“It was an eye opener for my young guys, who have never played tennis at this level. Dean, Japie and Tucker will have to step up their physical ability if they want to compete at this level. They are just not used to five sets of top class tennis at this level. We will have to keep track of the young guys and make sure their coaches do the right things with them and insist they stay in good shape,” he said. With matches reduced to the best of three sets, Kuznetsov cruised to a 6-2, 6-3 victory over O’Brien, while Kravchuk, who starred in Russia’s doubles win, took on De Klerk. That match also took little time to complete as the South African retired at 4- 1 down as a result of a knee and quad strain injury he suffered in his first singles match on Friday. Russia outplayed South Africa 5-0 in their Davis Cup clash in Moscow over the weekend, thus relegating South Africa to Euro/Africa Group II for the 2014 competition. The win guaranteed Russia a place in Euro/Africa Group I next year. South Africa, meanwhile, dropped to Group II. Later, they were seeded and drawn to face Monaco at home from 31 January to 2 February 2014. World number 80 Alex Bogomolov junior then overcame Japie de Klerk, who was playing his first Davis Cup tie, in four sets, winning 6-7 (3) 6-0 6-4 6-1. DoublesThat result meant the Russians would clinch the tie with victory in the doubles on Saturday. The match was closely contested, but the home team nonetheless came away with a straight sets victory, with Konstantin Kravchuk and Andrey Kuznetsov beating Raven Klaasen and Tucker Vorster 6-3 7-6 (4) 6-2. ‘Our guys have potential’Despite the loss, De Jager said he was still positive about the future of the South African team. “We started in Group III, now we played in Group I. I think our guys have potential,” he explained. Afterwards, O’Brien described the loss as “brutal”. Very disappointedSouth African Captain, John-Laffnie de Jager declared himself very disappointed with the result, even though, for various reasons, he had been unable to select any of South Africa’s six highest ranked singles players. 29 October 2013 The two sides have played each other twice previously, in 1967 and 2008, with South Africa winning 5-0 in 1967 and 3-2 in 2008. Both ties were played in Monte Carlo. Russian changesWith the outcome of the tie in Moscow already decided, Russian captain Tarpischev changed his singles players for the last two matches on Sunday. World number 138 Andrey Kuznetsov replaced Alex Bogomolov junior, while Konstantin Kravchuk took over from Karen Khachanov. “I just couldn’t get myself to play well, no matter how hard I tried,” he admitted. “I just feel that Japie, Tucker and I need more experience at this level to give ourselves any possible chance.” The hosts’ captain, Shamil Tarpischev, opted to start Karen Khachanov in the first singles match. The 17-year-old came into the tie fresh off a win over world number 28 Janko Tipsarevic on his way to a place in the quarterfinals of the the Kremlin Cup. Khachanov responded well to the responsibility handed to him by defeating Dean O’Brien 7-5 6-1 6-3 to put the Russians ahead. “We knew this tie would be a challenge for us. We are upset we lost and have dropped to Group II. Our team did not have any experience in playing at this level. The Russian team was stronger and deserved this win,” he concluded.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Young people from across the country involved in the show pig world converged on Columbus in mid-July to take part in a unique learning sure to make an impression for years to come.“The Showpig.com All-Stars was a camp that we started a couple of years ago. The first two years we were in Romney, West Virginia,” said Kevin Wendt, auctioneer and CEO of the Wendt Group. “We were on a campus of a local high school that had an awesome animal department and we could do some really cool things obviously being in Appalachia to tie in the service part of it, but we decided this year to come to the Ohio State University, do some things here on campus, do some things in town, and still tie in to showing pigs and teaching them about leadership and those kinds of things.”While the focus of the event may seem to be on showing hogs, Wendt says the goals of the program excel far beyond the show ring.“It really was my wife Megan’s idea,” Wendt said. “She comes from a youth ministry background and so being involved in the show pig industry ourselves and being out there at the shows, we wanted to try and give something back and try to do it in a different way and impact young people. We’ve been very fortunate to have our staff get behind it. Lots of volunteers get behind it and really take this thing to a whole new level. We’ve really got young people here from coast to coast and the intent down the road is to build this into something where they can go back home regionally and then get other young people involved in the hog industry, but then also move up the line through service and projects and helping your community. That was our goal and it has worked very well.”The learning experience, while heavily focused on swine production, is truly centered on development of the participants.“One of the real neat activities they did yesterday is we broke them up into pods or different groups, and each group was given $20 and had the opportunity to go out to a grocery store to try and provide for $20, a meal for a family of four — so kind of a tough thing to do. We want to get them to think outside of the box, plus we can give back to the community,” Wendt said. “The food that was bought is going to be donated to the local food bank and then we’ve had some folks from Ohio State teach them about the importance of nutrition and then trying to fit within your budget. Budgeting, nutrition, trying to do something for the community — that’s just part of what we’re trying to do here.”Taylor Miller, employee of the Wendt Group and one of the lead organizers of the camp, noted the busy schedule the students had in the program.“So these kids are here to learn all about leadership in the industry and how they can be an advocate in all kinds of things — from commercial barns to a vet clinic, farm to fork — just anything swine related. That’s what we’re touching on,” she said. “We were at a veterinary clinic and a commercial hog farm. We were at Ohio State with Dr. Zerby and Dr. Moeller — they’re learning our Farm to Fork project, so they judge live animals and then get to see a harvest. We go to the meat lab and then we eat all that meat towards the end of the week so that’s one of our biggest projects. We’re actually going to be hitting Real McCoy Genetics. They’re going to get some fun downtime — we’re doing a canoe trip on Sunday and then Saturday we heard from Jesse Heimer of Heimer Hampshires. He told the kids just how he grew his business, how he got started and his love for our industry. We’re hitting a lot of big industry leaders but also giving them time to learn from each other.“For me personally, I have had great experiences meeting kids from across the country growing up showing. So seeing these kids getting to develop relationships with the kids they’re going to know for a long time, that’s my favorite part. It’s fun to see everybody that’s kind of making and developing their relationships and they’re going to be people that we’re going to see in our industry in years to come.”The camp participants were a high-energy group of over 30 students eager to learn from leaders of the swine industry. And for many of the students, the experience was their first time traveling so far from home.“I think camp has been an amazing experience,” said Sage Wilbanks of Texas. “I’ve gotten to meet so many new people from so many different areas. I don’t get to leave Texas a whole lot and so I think one of the greatest things is getting to meet people from all over the United States and getting to learn some of the slang.”Brody Morrison from Arkansas reflected on his positive impressions from the friends and experiences he received.“We’ve learned a lot. It’s been a good time,” he said. “I’ll be able to have more connections and get to experience more than they will back home.”The camp, while still young, has clearly made its impression. Wendt shared one of many such examples.“One of the young people that was at our first camp three years ago actually is now currently doing what I would call mini show pig camps, teaching about fitting and nutrition — he and his family. They’re going all over the country doing this, so they’ve made their own little entrepreneurial business off of the model of having small camps working with young people,” Wendt said. “It’s that network of people that can work together, regardless if they’re in Texas or California or Oregon, they can still make that connection obviously with technology today to help each other.”Showpig.com is a segment of the Wendt Group’s many dealings and is known as one of the top destinations for online pig sales.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool in Champions League because of Alisson – Robertsonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Andy Robertson is still grateful to goalkeeper Alisson.The Brazilian slipped up against Manchester United, fumbling a cross that led to an equalizer. But the Reds managed to get two goals in the second half to win 3-1.And Robertson knows that Alisson has saved Liverpool already this season, which means the odd mistake is forgiven.”He has been unbelievable this season and we all make mistakes,” the Scot said to the Evening Standard.”It is just if Mo Salah or Firmino make a mistake it maybe doesn’t get punished because it is up the other end, but that is unfortunately what a keeper has to put up with, if they make a mistake it usually turns into a goal.”Of course, he will be disappointed with it but he bounced back and we can’t moan about it, he has dug us out Tuesday night and we are still in the Champions League because of him.”We have not dug him out of a hole but we have put in a performance and his error hasn’t been highlighted because we have won the game and that is what a good squad does.”
Seven stories in the news for Friday, April 6———PM TRUDEAU VENTURES INTO OILSANDS TODAYPrime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit the Alberta oilsands today, less than 24 hours after protesters in Vancouver called for him to revoke the approval of the Trans Canada pipeline project. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside a Liberal party fundraising dinner to bang pots and chant “Kinder Morgan has got to go.” Trudeau will tour a new Suncor oilsands facility today in Fort McMurray.—LATEST JOBS DATA OUT TODAYStatistics Canada will update the jobs picture for March today. In February, the economy added 15,400 net new jobs to trim the unemployment rate to 5.8 per cent. The February gains were due to a surge in part-time work that offset a decline in full-time positions. The labour force survey also said the gains in February were driven by an increase of 50,300 in public-sector jobs.———N.B. PREMIER SUSPENDS SPEAKER AMID ALLEGATIONSThe Speaker of the New Brunswick legislature has been suspended from the Liberal caucus pending an investigation into allegations of harassment. Premier Brian Gallant announced Chris Collins’ suspension Thursday, saying the allegations against the 55-year-old Speaker were made by a former employee of the legislative assembly.———BUDGET DAY IN PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDThe Prince Edward Island government will table its 2018 budget today amid what one observer says are growing signs of an early provincial election call. Don Desserud, a professor of political science at UPEI, says Premier Wade MacLauchlan may want to call a vote for May or early June while the Island’s economy is relatively strong.———ALBERTA BABY DEATH AND ILLNESS ON FIRST NATION A MYSTERYAn autopsy is scheduled to be performed today on a baby girl who died in a crowded home this week on a First Nation west of Calgary. RCMP are still trying to determine precisely why the child died and 14 other people were taken to hospital from the home. Authorities have said they suffered from influenza-like symptoms. Health Canada also plans to investigate.———EMERGENCY ALERTS COMING TO YOUR CELLPHONEStarting today, Canadians won’t have to be near a television or radio to receive emergency alerts. Life-threatening emergencies will now be broadcast on compatible mobile phones. As of today, the National Public Alerting System — commonly called Alert Ready — will include wireless networks, in addition to traditional broadcast channels. Situations that could prompt an alert include forest fires, terrorist threats or an Amber Alert for a missing child.———SEDIN TWINS BID FAREWELL TO VANCOUVER FANSIt was a storybook ending at Rogers Arena as Daniel and Henrik Sedin said farewell to the hometown crowd. Daniel scored the winning goal in overtime, with an assist from Henrik as the Vancouver Canucks beat Arizona 4-3 last night. It was the Sedins’ final NHL game on home ice. The Swedish twins said Monday they are retiring after playing 17 seasons with the Canucks. Their final game will be Saturday in Edmonton.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland meets with U.S. and Mexican trade representative in Washington, D.C.— New Brunswick Southern Railway to enter pleas on 24 charges stemming from the Lac Megantic disaster.— The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls holds hearings in Richmond, B.C.— A woman appears in a Lethbridge, Alta., court, accused of leaving a child in a freezing vehicle while she went drinking.— The Royal Bank will hold its annual meeting in Toronto.
WebMD Health Corp., the leading source of health information, today announced that Christina Applegate, Glenn Close, Carrie Fisher and Jeff Gordon have been selected WebMD Health Hero People’s Choice Award finalists for their passionate work to change the healthcare landscape by meeting a health challenge and giving back to others.WebMD Health Hero People’s Choice NomineesWebMD is encouraging the public to vote to determine which one of these four inspiring individuals will be chosen as this year’s WebMD Health Hero Award People’s Choice winner. People can visit here to vote for their choice once a day, every day through August 31.“The 2015 People’s Choice nominees encourage health and wellness by empowering, motivating and inspiring others in truly meaningful ways,” said Kristy Hammam, Editor in Chief, WebMD. “We look forward to celebrating their efforts and passionate commitment to raising awareness for their health causes and for those facing their own health challenges.”Last year’s People’s Choice winner, Martha Stewart, was honored for encouraging better health care for older adults through the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. This year’s nominees are being considered for their work in support of the following areas:• Christina ApplegateEmmy Award-winning actress Christina Applegate’s foundation, Right Action for Women, promotes the early detection of breast cancer and offers help to women who cannot afford screening tests. Applegate was diagnosed with the disease in 2008. She opened up about her double mastectomy in April 2014. Later that year she co-hosted and took part in the 21st annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women, which raised money for breast cancer research, treatment, and counseling. Right Action for Women partnered with ASICS America in 2013 to produce a line of products in “breast cancer pink,” with proceeds going toward the group’s efforts to help women get screened.• Glenn CloseWhen Glenn Close talks about mental illness, it’s a family matter. Her family’s history inspired the Emmy Award-winning actress and Oscar nominee to launch Bring Change 2 Mind in 2010. The national campaign works to dispel myths around mental illness and to provide support to those who live with it. The campaign is also educating a new generation to talk openly about bipolar disorder, depression, and other conditions. In 2014, Close and her foundation partnered with Indiana University to start the College Toolbox Project, which encourages students with mental health issues to get help and aims to reduce stigma on college campuses. The foundation also started a similar program for high schools, LETSBringChange2Mind.• Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher has turned her personal struggles with bipolar disorder and drug abuse into a chance to raise awareness and combat the stigma of mental illness. Fisher, who was diagnosed in her 20s, speaks openly about her condition and her treatment. She wrote about it in her 2008 memoir, Wishful Drinking, which was based on a stage performance and later became a television special. In 2001, she received the Purdy Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which honors a person who has made strides to end discrimination against those with mental health problems.• Jeff GordonFour-time NASCAR Cup Series champ Jeff Gordon doesn’t leave his winning ways on the racetrack. He puts them in play with the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, which funds medical research and programs that offer cancer treatments for kids. In 2012, the group helped launch the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence, a cancer care program in rural Rwanda. In 2011, Gordon became the spokesman — and driver — for the AARP’s Drive to End Hunger campaign, raising money to feed seniors who don’t have enough to eat.WebMD has celebrated its Health Heroes, people who have made meaningful contributions to improve health and wellness in America, for the last nine years. In addition to honoring a People’s Choice Award winner, WebMD will also honor winners in the following categories: Advocate, Prodigy, Scientist, and Hall of Fame. This year’s winners will be announced in October and will be featured online and within the November/December issue (print and tablet) of WebMD Magazine. To learn more about the WebMD Health Hero Awards, click here.
Recommended Link — • The price of uranium can’t go much lower… It’s already nearly 90% below its high. More importantly, it’s below the industry cost of production. This means that the average uranium miner is losing money on every pound of uranium it produces. Situations like this don’t last long. But don’t take my word for it. Take it from Tim Gitzel, CEO of uranium giant Cameco. He says today’s uranium prices are “neither rational nor sustainable.” If they don’t rise soon, Gitzel says the supply of uranium will become much tighter…and that could send uranium prices soaring. That supply crunch could happen sooner than most people think.• The world’s biggest uranium producers are already slashing production… Take Kazakhstan, which produces 40% of the world’s uranium. Earlier this year, its giant state-owned uranium miner Kazatomprom announced plans to cut uranium output by 10% in 2017. U.S. uranium producers are also scaling back output. Just look at the chart below. It measures the number of new uranium mines in the U.S. You can see that U.S. companies have severely cut back on exploration. If this continues, global uranium supply is going to get very tight. But that’s not all that will lift uranium prices…• Demand for uranium is rising… Right now, over 60 nuclear reactors are under construction around the world. Most of those will be up and running within the next three years. Another 160 reactors are in the planning stage, and over 300 additional reactors have been proposed. These new reactors are going to burn a lot of uranium. In fact, research firm Morningstar expects global uranium demand to rise 40% by 2025. That’s a huge surge in demand for a commodity, especially one that’s seen essentially zero demand growth over the last 10 years. The combination of falling supply and rising demand is why analysts expect the price of uranium to rise. Some experts even think it could top $40 a pound by 2020. That’s double the current price.• The market is starting to “price in” higher uranium… Just look at the chart below. It shows the performance of the Global X Uranium ETF (URA). This fund tracks 22 uranium stocks. You can see that URA bottomed last November. Over the next few months, it nearly doubled in value. Then, uranium stocks crashed. URA fell 35% between February and June. This sharp pullback shook out a lot of weak hands…but not us. We stayed bullish on uranium stocks for a couple reasons: Uranium prices are irrationally cheap, and… So, if you haven’t already, consider buying uranium stocks today. They look like they’re setting up for the next leg in what could be a bull market for the ages. Just understand that uranium stocks are highly speculative. So only bet with money you can afford to lose.Regards,Justin Spittler Vancouver, B.C. July 18, 2017 P.S. Casey Research has been all over the uranium boom this past year. E.B. Tucker, editor of The Casey Report, just recommended a company he says will benefit most from the coming uranium boom. It’s a profitable, world-class company… And it even pays a dividend. Best of all, E.B. still thinks it’s a screaming buy. You can learn all about this opportunity by signing up for The Casey Report. Learn more here.