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On the brink of a mental health revolution

first_imgBBC:One in four of us will suffer some form of mental illness during our lifetimes.Historically, many of these conditions have been beyond our understanding, but now scientists believe we are on the verge of a revolution in how mental health problems are approached.Professor Tom Insel, director of the $1.5bn National Institute of Mental Health in the United States, told Newsnight there is a profound change taking place, and science and technology is key to that change:“We are really facing a tipping point here with research in mental illness. We have gone through a revolution in how we can look at the brain.We can begin to understand which circuits are involved, and how the brain is wired. We have never had a full wiring diagram of the human brain. We are getting that now.”Read the full story: BBC More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Time Travel Adventure Game Features NNM History

first_imgCourtesy photoTHE EYES OF TIME News:ESPAÑOLA — The history of Northern New Mexico is the gateway to a new adventure game designed to engage youth and families in an interactive experience of time travel.Starting at the O’Keeffe Welcome Center in Abiquiu, the game is a new way to share cultural stories through a scavenger hunt into the continuum of time.The Eyes of Time is a self-guided puzzle game in which participants are tasked with deactivating scattered pieces of an exploded time machine. The game begins at the O’Keeffe: Welcome Center gift shop. Upon purchasing the map, players receive their initial time-traveler training.The experience expands across the grounds of the Abiquiu Inn, then down the road a quarter-mile to Bode’s General Store. It is also connected to two additional games in nearby Ghost Ranch and Albuquerque.Created by the community, for the community, the game was developed by a local collective dedicated to creating time-traveling adventure games throughout Northern New Mexico.Highlighting local history with a touch of mysticism, the Eyes of Time offers a storyline approach found in alternate reality games. It is the brainchild of Devon Hoffman, a local artist-activist who creates art programs to engage youth and their families.“I saw a big gap between the history of this area and the future. I wanted to develop a bridge that can be created by the person playing the game, a fun, informative way to link the future and the past,” Hoffman said.The goal of the game is to activate public spaces in a new way while revealing unique local stories and creating memorable fun for youth, families—and anyone brave enough to take a trip through time!Players may encounter mysterious beings who are on the other side of our Continuum, peeking in. It’s an activity for groups, teams or even couples and can take about an hour or a bit longer to play. The Eyes of Time Maps are available at the O’Keeffe: Welcome Center gift shop for only $5.To learn more, contact Devon Hoffman, at [email protected] photolast_img read more

Mipim: A brighter view from Cannes

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Harren & Partner sells CFS

first_imgCFS currently operates a fleet of 16 vessels, ranging in capacity from 700 teu to 1,400 teu, calling at 28 ports in the Caribbean.“All of our vessels deployed in the CFS fleet will remain with CFS, ensuring their long-term use. CFS will grow even bigger and stronger together with Pérez y Cía,” explained Peter Harren, managing director of Harren & Partner.The CFS management team will continue to be headed by ceo Tom Paelinck and operate from its offices in Miami (USA), Kingston (Jamaica) and Panama. Peter Harren will stay on the board of CFS as honorary chairman.Following the acquisition, CFS will remain a separate brand within the Pérez y Cía group.www.harren-partner.dewww.perezycia.comwww.caribbeanfeeder.comlast_img read more

President Trump names State spokeswoman Nauert for UN ambassador

first_img SHARE Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration for U.N. ambassador Author: CBS News Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: December 7, 2018 7:07 AM EST Updated: December 7, 2018 10:05 AM EST center_img Recommended President Donald Trump announced Friday he’s nominating State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.“Heather Nauert will be nominated,” Trump said Friday before departing the White House on Marine One for an event in Kansas City. “She’s very talented, very smart, very quick, and I think she’s going to be respected by all.”If she is confirmed by the Senate, Nauert, a former Fox News Channel reporter who had little foreign policy experience before becoming State Department spokeswoman, will replace Nikki Haley. Haley, a former South Carolina governor, announced in October that she would step down at the end of this year. Nauert would be a leading administration voice on Trump’s foreign policy.Trump told reporters last month that Nauert was “excellent,” adding, “She’s been a supporter for a long time.”Plucked from Fox by the White House to serve as State Department spokeswoman, Nauert catapulted into the upper echelons of the agency’s hierarchy when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired in March and replaced with Mike Pompeo. Nauert was then appointed acting undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs and was for a time the highest-ranking woman and fourth highest-ranking official in the building.Nauert, who did not have a good relationship with Tillerson and had considered leaving the department, told associates at the time she was taken aback by the promotion offer and recommended a colleague for the job. But when White House officials told her they wanted her, she accepted.That role gave her responsibilities far beyond the news conferences she held in the State Department briefing room. She oversaw public diplomacy in Washington and all of the roughly 275 overseas U.S. embassies, consulates and other posts. She was in charge of the Global Engagement Center that fights extremist messaging from the Islamic State group and others, and she has a seat on the U.S. Agency for Global Media that oversees government broadcast networks such as Voice of America.Just 18 months ago, she wasn’t even in government.Nauert was a breaking news anchor on Trump’s favorite television show, “Fox & Friends,” when she was tapped to be the face and voice of the administration’s foreign policy. With a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, she had moved to Fox from ABC News, where she was a general assignment reporter. She hadn’t specialized in foreign policy or international relations.Shut out from the top by Tillerson and his inner circle, Nauert developed relationships with career diplomats. Barred from traveling with Tillerson, she embarked on her own overseas trips, visiting Bangladesh and Myanmar last year to see the plight of Rohingya Muslims, and then Israel after a planned stop in Syria was scrapped. All the while, she stayed in the good graces of the White House, even as Tillerson was increasingly on the outs.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders described Nauert in March as “a team player” and “a strong asset for the administration.” WASHINGTON (AP) President Trump names State spokeswoman Nauert for UN ambassador last_img read more

‘From the conventional to the cunning’: Gauke takes on criminal gangs in prisons

first_imgLord chancellor David GaukeSource: AlamyIn his first public speech since taking office two months ago, Gauke told an audience at the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) in London that drugs are the biggest cause of prison violence.Gauke said gangs are exploiting the emergence of psychoactive substances such as ‘spice’ – which can be sold in prisons for more than their street value – and targeting a literally ‘captive market’.Pages of fake legal letters purporting to be from a prisoner’s solicitor are soaked in drugs, Gauke said. Paint in supposed children’s drawings to parents in prison are laced in liquid psychoactive drugs. Some offenders deliberately breach licence conditions so they can return to prison to smuggle in drugs. ‘From the conventional to the cunning … these criminal gangs will stop at nothing to maintain their access to such a lucrative market,’ Gauke said.The lord chancellor announced that, as part of a £14m investment, the government is setting up an intelligence and serious organised crime team to work with the National Crime Agency to identify gangs and stop their ability to operate in prisons. Technology is being installed in 30 prisons to enable officers to download data from seized phones.Gauke said he wants to rethink prisoner categories, looking not just at the length of a prisoner’s sentence but also their behaviour in prison, ensuring that ‘ringleaders’ are cut off from their network. He also announced that he is convening a cross-governmental group of senior ministers, with the prime minister’s ‘full backing’, to work across departments to reduce reoffending and its annual £15bn cost to society.Gauke stressed the importance of showing prisoners that the ‘path of further criminality only leads to more punishment and less freedom’. Highlighting the importance of incentives, the justice secretary said he witnessed, during his tenure as secretary of state for work and pensions, how a ‘mixture of incentives, support and sanctions’ can influence behaviour. Lord chancellor and justice secretary David Gauke has declared war on criminal gangs who have become increasingly brazen about how they smuggle drugs into prison.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

Hustlers: trailer debuts for Jennifer Lopez’s star-studded stripper drama

first_imgJennifer Lopez has debuted the trailer for her upcoming stripper crime drama Hustlers on her official YouTube channel.The star-studded film’s cast includes Lopez, Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat), Julia Stiles (Riviera), Keke Palmer (Scream Queens) and Lili Reinhart (Riverdale), as well as chart stars Lizzo and Cardi B. Watch the trailer below:Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. The film was inspired by the article published by New York Magazine entitled The Hustlers at Scores written by Jessica Pressler.Lorene Scafaria wrote the screenplay based on the article and also directs the film. It’s produced by Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina and Jennifer Lopez.Hustlers will be released by STX Films in the US and the UK on 13th September 2019.last_img read more

Heavy rainfall poses threat to Bailey Bridges

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! LocalNews Heavy rainfall poses threat to Bailey Bridges by: Dominica Vibes News – November 5, 2015 Share Sharecenter_img 1122 Views   no discussions Share Bailey Bridge earlier today at Point Round.Due to increased rainfall today associated with a trough system there have been some reports that the Macoucherie and Point Round Bailey bridges may have been affected.The weather bulletin issued by the Dominica Meteorological Service indicates that increased rainfall is expected across the island as a trough system is expected to generate unstable conditions across the island chain beginning today, Thursday into mid next week (by Tuesday). The forecast is for an increase in shower and thunderstorm activity which could be heavy at times to begin affecting the area today. Rainfall amounts are expected to range between 2 to 4 inches with higher amounts in elevated areas. Gusty winds can also be expected near showers.Bailey Bridges were installed at Macoucherie, Batalie and Point Round after the previous bridges were washed away by inclement weather associated with Tropical Storm Erika in August 2015.Minister for Public Works, Ian Pinard told Dominica Vibes on Thursday 5 November 2015 that Ministry officials are already assessing the situation.“I have heard persons call on it and I have seen some pictures but we are sending some guys there right now to look at it and assess the situation and we will look at it and report on it a bit later,” Mr Pinard informed.He said from what he has seen the river is the same height with the bridge and as soon as the assessments are done, a detailed report on the situation will be given.last_img read more

Kelver Darroux new Chairman of ECTEL’s Council of Ministers

first_imgMinister Responsible for Science, Information, Telecommunications and Technology Kelver DarrouxThe Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) announces the appointment of the Honourable Kelver Darroux, Minister of Information, Science, Telecommunications and Technology of the Commonwealth of Dominica, as the new Chairman of ECTEL’s Council of Ministers for the period 1st October 2018 to 31st September 2019.Minister Darroux takes over from outgoing Chairman, Honourable Camillo Gonsalves, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning, Sustainable Development and Information Technology of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.ECTEL thanks the outgoing Chairman of Council for his splendid leadership over the past year, and looks forward to the continued support of the Council of Ministers in the execution of activities for the year ahead.As Chairman, Minister Darroux will lead the ECTEL Council of Ministers in its deliberations on important regulatory matters for the ECTEL Member States.These matters include the promulgation of the Electronic Communications Bill, along with the suite of accompanying Regulations, which are aimed at improving the quality of telecommunications services, and enhancing consumer protection.Also carded for implementation under Minister Darroux’s chairmanship, is the introduction of Number Portability for both fixed and mobile services.ECTEL extends its full support to the new Chairman and is committed to the execution of work plan activities during the year ahead. Tweet Share Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews Kelver Darroux new Chairman of ECTEL’s Council of Ministers   by: – October 29, 2018 152 Views   one comment Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Phasor to Develop Next-Gen Radome for Electronically Steerable Antennas

first_imgPhasor, a company that specializes in high-bandwidth, communications-on-the-move is working with DSM to develop a unique protective cover (radome) made with Dyneema for phased array, electronically steerable antennas (ESAs). Dyneema is the world’s strongest fiber, it is respected as the premium brand for Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMwPE). Radomes made with Dyneema feature exceptional properties designed to achieve optimal performance across all satellite mobility use-cases.Radomes are essential to shield satellite communications antennas from adverse weather and harsh conditions but are often bulky, heavy, difficult to manage, and can reduce an antenna’s efficiency. These two companies are working together under a long-term agreement to leverage Phasor’s unique knowledge in the field of electronically steerable antennas, and DSM’s extensive experience with advanced Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene (UHMWPE materials) for use in RF applications.With near-zero signal loss, Dyneema Crystal technology helps Phasor optimize it’s powerful new ESA for aeronautical, maritime and land-mobile applications. In addition to the material’s electromagnetic transparency, Phasor chose Dyneema for its superior protection of sensitive equipment in harsh outdoor environments and its extreme light weight which is critical for commercial mobility applications.Phasor’s very low profile, electronically steerable antenna (ESA) provides high-bandwidth service in a more reliable, robust and failure-tolerant way. The antenna is solid-state, with no moving parts, so satellite signals are tracked electronically. The ESA can be flat or conformal in design and can be fitted more seamlessly to moving vehicles, including an aircraft fuselage, a cruise-ship or a high-speed train. The same technology is very well suited to support traditional fixed satellite networks (FSS), High Throughput Satellites (HTS), and Non-Geosynchronous (NGSO) satellite networks. Moreover, the antenna’s modular architecture allows the system to be scaled to any use-case requirement, fixed or mobile.last_img read more