Attawapiskat Chief Spence says departmentappointed thirdparty manager booted from community

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA–Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence says the outside consultant appointed by Aboriginal Affairs to take over the band’s finances has been kicked out of the community and won’t be allowed back in.Spence, who is currently in Ottawa, met with Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan in his Parliament Hill precinct office for about an hour late Monday afternoon.Spence said she told Duncan the community planned to fight his decision to put a third-party manager in charge of the band’s finances.“I told him I don’t want to see a third-party on my reserve,” said Spence. “He is not coming to the community. He did this morning, we sent him out of there.”Attawapiskat, a community of around 2,000 people, sits on the James Bay coast in northern Ontario.Duncan’s office issued a statement confirming the third-party manager had been asked to leave.“It is extremely worrying that the chief and council are not open to outside assistance,” said the statement. “Our government’s priority is to ensure that residents of Attawapiskat have access to safe, warm and dry shelter. The minister stressed that all parties should put the needs of the people first.”Duncan imposed the third-party manager on the community last week as his government faced increased political fallout over the persistent, slum-like conditions in Attawapiskat where families live in tents and in shacks with no running water or insulation.Jacques Marion, of BDO Canada LLP, was appointed to run the band’s finances. Duncan said in the statement that, “Marion wished to respect the volatile situation and is currently not in the community.”The statement said that Marion, however, is “in full control of funding from Aboriginal Affairs.”The Ontario government is also in the community and is involved in setting up temporary shelter in the community’s healing centre and arena.Duncan has, so far, refused to travel to the community, but did arrange a meeting with Spence Monday in Ottawa. The chief is in the capital city this week for the Assembly of First Nations special chiefs assembly where she is expected to speak.Spence said she found her meeting with Duncan “frustrating.”“It was really frustrating,” said Spence. “The first thing he said is that the third party (manager) is going in no matter what. He said ‘we need to control the situation.’”Spence said she told Duncan her band planned to challenge his decision to appoint the third-party manager in court.“I told him we are going to challenge it,” she said. “He didn’t say much. He said the third party is still on and it is effective immediately.”Spence said the third-party manager will have to work from an outside office because he is not allowed to set foot on the reserve.“It will be six months before he can even understand the financial situation,” she said. “He doesn’t even have a connection to the community.”Spence said she tried to tell Duncan that her community had been trying to improve things. It is one of the few First Nations to post their financial information on-line, including the chief and band councillor salaries.“I told him that as we speak the people are in crisis right now, they need to have action in place and work together and this is why we declared an emergency,” said Spence. “We are accountable. We also advised him that we had been working hard to improve our financials.”Spence also met with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo and she said he was “very supportive.”last_img read more

ICBC warns Northern BC drivers of challenging road conditions

first_imgConsider using your headlights and taillights whenever weather is poor and visibility is reduced – not only at night – to help you see ahead and be seen by other drivers. Keep in mind that daytime running lights usually don’t activate your taillights. In northern B.C. winter weather presents its own set of challenging road conditions for drivers such as black ice, heavy snowfall and freezing rain. Road conditions change every day due to bad weather, ICBC says, slow down, increase your following distance and allow extra travel time.Top Drive Smart tips: When severe winter weather hits, consider alternatives – carpool with a confident driver whose vehicle is equipped for the conditions, take a taxi, work from home or at least wait until the road crews have cleared major roads. Sometimes the best option is to leave the car at home. Clear off any snow that’s built up on your vehicle before driving including headlights, wheel wells and external sensors if you have a collision warning system. In poor weather, use extreme caution around snow plows. Maintain a safe following distance and don’t pass them – it’s not safe. These vehicles may be equipped with a wing blade on either of its sides which may not be visible due to the snow it sprays. VANCOUVER, B.C.- With the colder temperatures across the region, ICBC warns the weather has led to compact, icy snow on the roads.ICBC shared during the winter months, crashes are at their highest in B.C. 51 casualty crashes occurred in February in the North Central Region due to driving too fast for the conditions or road/weather conditions.*Drivers need to do their part to prevent crashes, urges ICBC, by adjusting their driving and properly equipping their vehicle for the road conditions. For detailed tips on how to drive in winter weather, visit icbc.com or ShiftIntoWinter.ca.*Casualty crashes are crashes where at least one person was injured or killed. Based on police data (five year average from 2013 to 2017). Ice and snow can hit unexpectedly so make sure your tires are rated for the conditions you’ll be driving in. Check your tire pressure regularly – pressure drops in cold weather and overinflated tires can reduce gripping. Focus your full attention on the road and use extra caution when approaching intersections and corners – they may be icy.last_img read more

Edmonton Oilers confirm owner Daryl Katz dealing with lifethreatening illness

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers are confirming that team owner Daryl Katz has been dealing with a life-threatening illness.Speculation arose Tuesday when Katz appeared at a news conference announcing the hiring of new general manager Ken Holland.Katz rarely appears at media events and onlookers, and those on social media, noted his facial features had changed appreciably.Afterward, Sportsnet hockey analyst John Shannon tweeted: “There’s been a lot made publicly today about how Daryl Katz looks. After asking a few questions, I can tell you he has been struggling with life threatening bacteria-resistant sinus infection over the past few years.”Shannon said it goes back years, including last time the Oilers were in the playoffs, in the spring of 2017.“(Katz) carried an IV bag 24/7 during the playoff run, 2 seasons ago. The infection has a 50-50 survival rate. He’s had 3 surgeries over the past 10 months with 1 more surgery to go. It is the primary reason why he hasn’t been around Edmonton and the team,” wrote Shannon.Later Tuesday, Shannon tweeted that while Katz has one more operation, “he is through the worst of it and the long term prognosis is positive.”Katz spoke to reporters at the news conference but did not speak about his health.The Oilers administration did not issue an independent statement but confirmed that Shannon’s information was correct.Katz, 57, is a billionaire pharmacy magnate known to shun the spotlight.He bought the Oilers in the summer of 2008 and later, in a bruising and protracted round of negotiations with the City of Edmonton, struck a deal to jointly build the new Rogers Place along with surrounding office towers and businesses as part of a larger downtown revitalization.Rogers Place opened in the fall of 2016.Under Katz, the Oilers have fared poorly on the ice. They have missed the playoffs every year but one, when they advanced to second round in 2017.Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press read more

Singer Chillie Thilanka granted bail in assault case

Singer Chillie Thilanka who was arrested earlier this month over an alleged assault on a man, was granted bail today.The singer was arrested after he surrendered to the Thalangama police on October 11. Chillie Thilanka was produced in court and remanded till today. He was granted bail when he was produced in court today. (Colombo Gazette) The assault had taken place on the road when a funeral procession was underway.A police complaint was lodged over the assault on the 57 year old man. The man was admitted to hospital.

Prime Minister of Nepal invited to visit Sri Lanka next year

The Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal W Swarnalatha Perera invited the Prime Minister of Nepal, Pushpa Kamal Dahal to visit Sri Lanka to mark the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations between the two countries in 2017.During a meeting held at the Office of the Prime Minister in Singha Durbar of Kathmandu today, Dahal said that Nepal and Sri Lanka share unity and old cultural and religious relations. Thanking Sri Lanka for the support it had provided in post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal, Dahal expressed his interest to work together for development and prosperity of SAARC and South Asian regions, according to a statement issued by the Nepal Prime Minister’s Secretariat. (Colombo Gazette)

The only way to stop Ebola is at its source – UN

Mr. Ban spoke to reporters alongside African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, where they had discussed how the three organizations and their partners can help efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic unfolding in West Africa.Meanwhile, the Geneva-based UN World Health Organization (WHO) welcomed the approval by Swissmedic – the Swiss regulatory authority for therapeutic products – for a trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital, saying “this marks the latest step towards bringing safe and effective Ebola vaccines for testing and implementation as quickly as possible.”Also today, the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) reported that its Chinese peacekeeping contingent will assist in the construction of an Ebola Quarantine and Control Center in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. The project is expected to take 21 days to complete.The UN continues to work with its partners to ramp up efforts to tackle all aspects of the outbreak, and in Addis Ababa today, Mr. Ban said: “Ebola is a major global crisis that demands a massive and immediate global response. No country or organization can defeat Ebola alone. We all have a role to play.” In that regard, the Secretary-General said he was very heartened to learn of the pledges by African nations, most recently Ethiopia, Burundi and Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to deploy medical personnel to assist Ebola victims that have claimed nearly 5,000 lives in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. “I am particularly encouraged by the decision of Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to deploy medical personnel, and of Senegal to serve as a logistics hub for the response, following success in containing their own outbreaks,” he said.The UN chief said he is in constant contact with world leaders “to help us create dedicated medical facilities for in-country treatment of responders and to put in place medical evacuation mechanisms.” “We have a long way ahead to contain and curb the Ebola outbreak and to help the affected countries rebuild their health systems to better withstand future shocks,” he said. According to WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic, the agency has 176 health personnel on the ground, while 700 had been deployed and rotated since the beginning of the outbreak. At any given time, he said there were about 200 people on the ground. In addition, medical teams from other organizations including medical teams from Cuba, China, and other countries.Mr. Jasarevic stated that 230 more burial teams are needed, to ensure 70 percent of safe burials. Eight to 10 people are needed for one burial team.In response to a question about the politicians in Australia and the United States calling for restrictions on people returning from affected countries, Mr. Jasarevic said mandatory quarantine was not recommended, as people were not contagious until they were showing symptoms. The Secretary-General in Addis Ababa drew attention to travel bans and border closures imposed by some countries, saying such measures will only isolate the affected countries, and obstruct response efforts. “The only way to stop Ebola is to stop it at its source,” Mr. Ban said.“I thank the African Union (AU) for its strong and consistent position on this point,” he said, and asked the AU to continue to appeal to its member states not to impose travel restrictions or close their borders, but rather to deploy the essential human resources.“We urgently need more trained foreign medical teams to deploy to the region,” he said.Meanwhile, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) noted that the spread of Ebola was disrupting food trade and markets in the three affected countries. In Geneva, WFP spokesperson Elisabeth Byrs said that in Sierra Leone, local weekly markets were banned. In Monrovia, the price of cassava flour had more than doubled after the closure of the border with Sierra Leone, and in Liberia prices for imported rice had continued to increase beyond the summer pattern, Ms. Byrs said.“Should the Ebola epidemic last another four to five months when farmers would begin to prepare their lands, there would be a real concern that planting for the 2015 harvest could be affected,” she said. read more

Football AD Gene Smith talks Kevin Wilson and new coaching changes

Senior Vice President and Athletic Director Gene Smith sits down with The Lantern on Jan. 24. Screenshot by Colin Hass-Hill | Assistant Sports DirectorOhio State’s 31-0 loss to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl came as a shock to many. What happened after the Fiesta Bowl wasn’t surprising to anyone.Ryan Day and Kevin Wilson were hired to co-coordinate the offense while former coordinators Ed Warinner and Tim Beck took on other opportunities. Day will coach the quarterbacks and Wilson will coach tight ends on top of their duties as offensive coordinators. Warinner was named Minnesota’s offensive line coach and Beck will coordinate Texas’ offense.OSU Senior Vice President and Athletic Director Gene Smith told The Lantern in an exclusive interview that those discussions of revamping the coaching staff happened immediately after the game in Glendale, Arizona.Smith said Meyer approached him to talk about staffing after the conclusion of the Fiesta Bowl. Meyer and Smith worked out a schedule over days of meetings, pinpointing selective dates when Meyer wanted to have matters concerning his staff completed.“(Urban Meyer) began to talk about people and who he wanted to get, and so we went through that process and he kind of had a vision of what he thought he needed to do,” Smith said.One of those people was Wilson, whom Meyer has known for a long time. Wilson resigned from his head-coaching position at Indiana University on Dec. 1 during his sixth season with the Hoosiers amid “philosophical differences” with Indiana Athletic Director Fred Glass. Multiple reports cited Wilson’s treatment of players, including one player who told the Indianapolis Star that Wilson forced him back during an injury.Smith said the first thing discussed regarding Wilson was the terms of which he left Indiana.“We talked about that from the beginning before (Meyer) even made the call (to Wilson),” he said.Meyer and Smith discussed, at length, how they would vet Wilson before offering him the position. The two assembled lists of people who could talk about Wilson as a coach and as a person. The first name on Smith’s call list was Glass, who Smith said is a good friend of his.“(Glass and I) kind of went through the details of what happened there and I felt comfortable at the end,” Smith said.“Urban and I came together and we talked about what we found out and we felt comfortable. Kevin sat at this table and we had a good conversation on what happened there, and how it’s going to work here. He was thoroughly vetted and we had a good, candid conversation. He’ll fit our culture fine.”Smith declined to share details on the conversations he had with Glass or Wilson to respect their privacy.Smith said he also reached out to people who were at the University of Oklahoma when Wilson was the Sooners’ offensive coordinator from 2002 to 2010. Smith added that his one-on-one, sit-down conversation with Wilson was “phenomenal” and Meyer’s familiarity with Wilson’s career helped him decide that the former Indiana coach was ethically suited for the job.Regarding the other hired coaches, Smith expressed his excitement for Day and new linebackers coach Bill Davis, who replaced former co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell.“Ryan Day is, like, off the chain and Kevin Wilson is like a mad scientist. They’re really, really good people and they fit our culture,” Smith said. “We had Bill Davis in mind and he was already here (as a defensive analyst). And so that was a benefit for us.”Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of The Lantern’s conversation with OSU Senior Vice President and Athletic Director Gene Smith. Part 2 will print in Thursday’s paper. read more

Soaring numbers spending 12 hours in AE with 100000 cases in three

first_imgDr Chris Moulton, vice president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, said: “Waiting times in A&E are going through the roof. We have got an older population, with increasingly complex needs, but not enough beds so we are seeing more and more cases stuck in A&E.”“It has been getting worse and worse for years but we are now seeing this rapid deterioration because it’s like an elastic band,” he said.“The NHS can stretch and stretch but now the elastic is close to snapping,” the A&E consultant added, highlighting concerns that death rates are higher in crowded casualty units.Liz McAnulty, Chairman of the Patients Association, said: “These figures are shocking, and reveal a serious degradation in patient experience and safety over a very short period of time.”She expressed concern that the elderly were being forced to endure some of the worst delays, with previous figures showing the longest waits are among pensioners.It comes amid fears of shortages of doctors this weekend, amid accusations that some locum doctors have run an “organised campaign” to hold the NHS to ransom by threatening not to work unless given higher rates of pay.Agency doctors say new tax rules which came in last week and attempt to clamp down on tax avoidance will leave them worse off. “Since Theresa May became Prime Minister the decline in standards for NHS patients has been unbelievable,” he said. “Behind each of these statistics is a patient suffering and in discomfort.”An NHS England spokesman said: “We have just announced a series of measures for implementing the next steps of the Five Year Forward View aimed at relieving the intense pressures A&E departments have come under this winter. We expect these to have a direct and significant impact on the numbers of patients having long waits for a bed.” The NHS can stretch and stretch but now the elastic is close to snappingDr Chris Moulton, Royal College of Emergency Medicine Experts said the provisional figures, published by NHS Digital, reflect major bed shortages across the NHS. A target to treat 95 per cent of A&E patients within four hours, or else admit them to a hospital bed, has only been hit once since 2014. It comes as the NHS plans for an expected rise in A&E pressures over the long Easter weekend, with many GP practices closed for four days.Jonathan Ashworth shadow health secretary, said the new figures were “astonishing and totally unacceptable”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. MORE than 100,000 patients have been left in Accident & Emergency departments for more than 12 hours in recent months, amid a five-fold increase in delays, NHS data reveals.The disclosures triggered warnings of a “serious degradation in patient safety” as the NHS is braced for a surge in A&E pressures over the long Easter weekend.The Royal College of Emergency Medicine said waiting times were “going through the roof” with warnings that “the elastic is close to snapping” in some parts of the health service.The statistics show that over a three-month period, 105,718 patients spent at least 12 hours at major casualty units – almost twice the figure last year, and a rise from 19,322 such cases four years ago.The figures from NHS Digital covering all A&Es show 48,000 delays in January alone.Yet health officials announced just 985 such delays – because NHS England only discloses the cases where a doctor has taken the decision to admit a patient to hospital.Now the UK Statistics Authority is to investigate why health officials only publish such cases, amid concerns that a wealth of delays have gone ignored.Patients’ groups said the latest disclosures covering the period from November to January – were “shocking” – amid warnings that A&E pressures could spike again over the four day weekend ahead, as GP surgeries close.last_img read more

Hurricane Maria pummels Puerto Rico

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHurricane Maria killed 4,500 in Puerto Rico, 70 times official toll — studyMay 29, 2018In “World”Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico may be months without powerSeptember 21, 2017In “World”Conditions growing dire in hurricane-hit Puerto RicoSeptember 25, 2017In “World” Trees are toppled in a parking lot at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 20, 2017, during the passage of the Hurricane Maria. Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico on Wednesday, pummelling the US territory after already killing at least two people on its passage through the Caribbean. (Photo: AFP)SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AFP) — Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico on Wednesday, pummelling the US territory after already killing at least two people on its passage through the Caribbean.The US National Hurricane Center warned of “large and destructive waves” as Maria came ashore near Yabucoa on the southeast coast.Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rossello has told residents to brace for “the worst storm of the last century”, opening 500 shelters that can accommodate 67,000 people.“The wind sounds like a woman screaming at the top of her lungs!” photographer and storm chaser Mike Theiss posted on Twitter as the hurricane hit.“We are getting absolutely hammered right now.”Puerto Ricans had scrambled to board up windows and buy last minute supplies as the storm approached the densely populated island of 3.5 million.“Puerto Rico being hit hard by new monster Hurricane,” tweeted US President Donald Trump.“Be careful, our hearts are with you — will be there to help!”Maria made landfall as a Category Four storm on the five-point Saffir-Simpson scale, packing winds of 155 miles (250 kilometres) per hour.The US and British Virgin Islands — still struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Irma — are also on alert, along with the Turks and Caicos Islands and parts of the Dominican Republic.Maria has already torn through several Caribbean islands, leaving two people dead in the French territory of Guadeloupe and causing major damage on the independent island of Dominica.“I’m not denying I’m scared,” said Noemi Aviles Rivera, a 47-year-old schoolteacher in Puerto Rico who experienced Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and Georges in 1998.“I feel worried because it’s the first time I’ll see a hurricane of this magnitude.”Governor Rossello tweeted that more than 11,000 people had sought shelter already, with nearly 600 pets in tow.In the US Virgin Islands, locals reported horizontal rain and trees swirling in the wind.“Very violent and intense right now as we have just begun to experience hurricane force winds,” said 31-year-old Coral Megahy, hunkered down on the St Croix island.“We can hear debris banging on the aluminium windows as well.”In Guadeloupe, one person was killed by a falling tree as Maria hit, while another died on the seafront.At least two more are missing after their boat sank off the French territory, while some 40 per cent of households in the archipelago of 400,000 were without power.On neighbouring Dominica, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit posted on Facebook on Tuesday that there were initial reports of “widespread devastation”.Communications to the tropical island of 73,000 people have been cut, and its airports and ports have been closed.There had been fears that Maria could wreak fresh havoc on islands that were already flattened by Category 5 hurricane Irma earlier in the month.Reports suggested St Martin, a French-Dutch island that was among the most severely hit by Irma with 14 dead, had escaped the worst this time around.“Compared to Irma this was a breeze,” Gordon Snow, editor of the Daily Herald newspaper, told the radio station Paradise FM.Britain, France and the Netherlands had boosted resources in their Caribbean territories ahead of Maria, after heavy criticism of poor preparations for Irma.UK Commonwealth minister Alan Duncan told BBC radio the region had suffered “a fortnight of relentless catastrophe”, with nine killed in the British Virgin Islands.But he added: “Although the fear is that these islands are going to get another hit, it looks at the moment that the British Virgin Islands will not get hit as hard as they did before.”All three European countries have increased their troop deployments to the region after complaints of looting and lawlessness after Irma.Building supplies were hurriedly flown in to help islanders repair roofs torn off by Irma, which left 40 dead across the Caribbean and 58 more in Florida.Irma broke records this month by whipping up winds of 295 kilometres per hour for more than 33 hours straight.French President Emmanuel Macron told the UN General Assembly in New York that the lethal sequence of hurricanes — Irma and Maria came after Harvey blasted through Texas — was “one of the direct consequences of global warming”.The French leader is pushing US President Trump to reverse his decision to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate accord, which triggered an international outcry. read more

HTC se lance aussi dans lultrafinesse avec le Ville

first_imgHTC se lance aussi dans l’ultra-finesse avec le Ville HTC prépare un smartphone ultra-fin (8 mm d’épaisseur) possédant un processeur double cœur : le HTC Ville. Le smartphone HTC Ville pourrait mesurer 8 mm d’épaisseur, et être doté d’un processeur double cœur ainsi que d’un capteur photo de 8 mégapixels. un rapport finesse/performance assez redoutable !Selon Pocketnow ce modèle de téléphone sera l’un des plus fins jamais sort par la marque. En terme d’épaisseur, il sera même très proche du Fujitsu F-07D qui sera tout de même plus fin (6,7mm) alors que ses spécificités techniques restent encore un peu floues. Le HTC Ville serait équipé d’un écran Super AMOLED de 4,3 pouces supportant une résolution en qHD (940 x 560 pixels) sous Android. Il possèdera surtout un processeur double coeur Snapdragon Series 4 cadencé à 1,5 GHz, un enregistreur vidéo en Full HD 1080p et une batterie de 1650 mAh. Il reste tout de même à voir à quel moment HTC sortira ce modèle, à ce jour attractif mais qui pourrait très vite se retrouver en milieu de gamme étant donné l’activité de la concurrence…  Le 29 novembre 2011 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Movies That Got Technology All Wrong

first_img Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWatch These Movies Before ‘Hustlers’ Stay on target At Geek.com we love technology. At Geek.com we love movies. But plenty of things you love separately don’t go good together. For every “peanut butter and chocolate” there’s a “water and oil.” The jury is still out on “nuts and gum.” There have been some great movies about technology. We still think Mark Zuckerberg is salty over how well The Social Network roasted him. And Existenz is still the best video game movie ever made. But in this article we’re looking at movies that got tech hilariously wrong.There are a few reasons movies and tech tend not to mix. It takes a long time to make a movie whereas tech moves at lightning speed. Movies try to appeal to mass audiences so they oversimplify the complexities that tech enthusiasts live for. And sometimes the needs of good drama come into conflict with boring accuracy. Whatever the reason why, these are (in some cases very good) movies that despite their ambitions still got technology all wrong.HackersWe love shouting “Hack the planet!” as much as anyone else who grew up through the 90s, but Zero Cool, Acid Burn, Phantom Phreak and all of the rest just don’t reflect who real hackers are and what they do. Although compared to the 4chan dorks of today Angelina Jolie is definitely a step up.Lawnmower ManEven with today’s technology, virtual reality is still a little spotty. So imagine how janky the VR boom of the 90s was. Still, that didn’t stop this Stephen King adaptation from imagining a world where VR could transform a mentally disabled person into a murderous cyber god.BlackhatChris Hemsworth does a great job playing viking gods, Ghostbuster assistants, and Captain Kirk’s dad. But sadly he’s not enough to save this absurd techno-thriller by the otherwise fantastic Michael Mann. It’s a shame too because there are flashes of actual cybersecurity knowledge here.Star Trek Into DarknessStar Trek is beloved for being an optimistic and intelligent look at a future space-faring society. Even it’s most ridiculous ideas tended to be rooted in actual scientific principles. But Star Trek Into Darkness ends with Kirk being saved with magic blood that everyone promptly forgets about.UnfriendedSocial media is scary for a lot of reasons. It encourages us to surrender private information. It opens us up to attacks by ruthless strangers. It makes us feel lonely and inadequate, relying on the validation of others. But it’s not scary because you could accidentally become friends with a ghost.Tron: LegacyWe give the original Tron a little bit a slack for its inaccuracies because it came out in 1982. As far as anyone back then knew computers really did run on little people who looked like you. But that concept is pure fantasy in 2010. And the closed arcade system just feels like an excuse to depict a cyber world that has absolutely no idea the internet exists.SwordfishSwordfish is about as technologically accurate as Hackers but without any of the punk anarchy charm. You all know the real reason you saw this. At least Halle Berry got paid.The CircleThere’s a great terrifying movie to be made about how these modern tech giants like Apple, Google, and Amazon slowly tighten their fists around society while appearing hip and caring. The Circle isn’t that movie, even if Tom Hanks is great casting for “secretly evil tech dad overlord.”The NetBefore starring in decently accurate outer space drama Gravity, Sandra Bullock starred in the deeply inaccurate cyber thriller The Net about government backdoors and falsely diagnosing people with AIDS. For whatever reason (money) it was successful enough to spawn a spin-off TV series and sequel ten years later.VirtuosityIn Virtuosity Russell Crowe plays a villainous VR artificial intelligence made up of different brain patterns from deadly serial killers. He’s like an evil Max Headroom. And only Denzel Washington can stop him from taking over the real world. It’s not accurate, and it’s not that good, but it is kind of awesome.The Fifth EstateThis techno-thriller biopic posits that Wikileaks founder and ward of Ecuador Julian Assange is a good and heroic person, which is so inaccurate it’s as hilarious as it is sad.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

SNL pits Game of Thrones against Avengers on Family Feud

first_img Avengers: Endgame has emotional Marvel fans saying #ThankYouAvengers Thanos vs. Game of Thrones Night King: Here’s who’d win 187 Photos Post a comment Share your voice TV and Movies 0 Thanos wants kick his growth hormone drugs addiction. Black Panther warrior Okoye wants to eat Taco Bell and binge-watch Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club. Game of Thrones characters also tried to share a few things they wanted to check off their bucket list. However, Arya Stark invades the game show just in time to mention her personal favorite bucket list item — “getting that booty.” Well played, SNL.  See all the Game of Thrones season 8 photos Black Panther Marvel Game of Thrones HBO Thor NBC The Avengers When Saturday Night Live spoofs Avengers: Endgame, you know it’s going to be good.  Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET With HBO’s TV series Game of Thrones and Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame both being at the top of every fan’s list of topics to debate online, it was only a matter of time before NBC’s Saturday Night Live decided to pit both of them against each other in a sketch. On Saturday, we got to see what would happen if favorite characters from both franchises played against each other in a friendly game of Family Feud. In the video posted on Saturday, Steve Harvey (Kenan Thompson) introduced both Avengers and Game of Thrones characters like Thor (Alex Moffat), Thanos (Beck Bennett), Brienne of Tarth (Kate Mckinnon), Tormund Giantsbane (Mickey Day) and Brandon Stark (Kyle Mooney).  Tags More Avengers “I am Steve of House Mustache,” Thompson said as game show host Steve Harvey. “Today we got Avengers versus Game of Thrones.  Let’s start with the Avengers because this show is just like their movies. We’re gonna open with 45 minutes of introductions.” Ouch.The best part of the introductions goes to comedian Leslie Jones as Groot who did her own take on the “I am Groot” with “Bitch, I’m Groot.”Up next was Game of Thrones character introductions, which included Thompson making a joke about the overly dark battle during the show’s most recent episode.snlgameofthrones1Saturday Night Live’s version of Game of Thrones was dead-on.  Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET “I got to be honest, I didn’t see the last episode,” Thompson said. “I mean, I watched it, but I couldn’t see it. Yeah, you know it’s dark when you can’t even see the white people.”The game show sketch also asks the characters what happens to be on their bucket lists now that both franchises are coming to an end. Brienne wants a one-night stand with Jaime Lannister, while Thor would really like to travel more. last_img read more

May brings Brexit tour back to Brussels

first_imgBritain’s prime minister Theresa May heads back to meet EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday as she seeks a way to avoid a no deal Brexit in 50 days’ time.Expectations for the visit were already modest when, on Wednesday, EU kingpins Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker torched May’s prospects of winning changes to the withdrawal agreement.The president of the European Commission, Juncker, told reporters May already knows and accepts that the Union will not re-open talks on the deal.And Tusk, who represents EU member governments as head of the European Council, triggered outrage across the Channel by damning pro-Brexit politicians for — in his view — recklessly failing to plan.”I’ve been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely,” Tusk said.Juncker, at a later news conference, did not use the same language, but cheerfully laughed off Tusk’s remark.But he also repeated the same warning that the withdrawal agreement, and the backstop clause designed to keep the Irish border open if no future trade deal is agreed, will not be changed.”She knows that the commission is not prepared to reopen the issue,” Juncker said, after talks with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, who also insisted on the need for the backstop.’Don’t gamble with peace’This apparently united front did not daunt Number 10, who insisted that the British parliament’s rejection of the deal meant that May must seek material changes to the accord or see it fail.According to talking points provided by Downing Street ahead of the visit, May will admit that: “Securing such changes will not be easy.”But she will add: “Last week, Parliament made clear that for the first time it could support the withdrawal agreement, subject to changes to the backstop.”The Government now wants urgently to work with the EU to secure such changes. The EU shares the UK’s commitment to leave with a deal. We must show determination and do what it takes to now get the deal over the line.”The impasse in Brussels has led to heightened fears Britain could crash out of the EU without a deal on 29 March, disrupting trade and supplies to manufacturing.Tusk and Juncker said they look forward to hosting May on Thursday, and Varadkar will have dinner with her in Dublin on Friday.Offering warm support for his Irish guest, Tusk said the European Union “will not gamble with peace” on the Irish border by removing the backstop from the deal.”I hope that tomorrow we will hear from prime minister May a realistic suggestion on how to end the impasse,” he said.But he added: “A sense of responsibility also tells us to prepare for a possible fiasco.”Painstaking talksVaradkar, whose government has stressed the importance of maintaining an open border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Brexit, thanked Tusk.”While we expect the backstop will never be used, we agreed again today it is needed as a legal guarantee to ensure there is no return to a hard border,” he said.On Wednesday, May discussed the issue with Northern Irish leaders in the British province.Last month, the House of Commons overwhelmingly rejected the Brexit deal that May had negotiated with the EU after 18 months of painstaking diplomacy.May is now looking into changes to satisfy her MPs, who fear the backstop would keep Britain indefinitely tied to EU rules with even closer alignment for Northern Ireland.May’s spokesman stressed that she wasn’t coming to Brussels to ask for more time and remained determined to deliver a Brexit deal before the 29 March deadline.last_img read more

Teen Raises Voice in Baltimores Black Lives Matter Movement

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP) — Makayla Gilliam-Price is a 17-year-old high school senior applying to colleges. She’s also an activist bent on dismantling racism, on making Baltimore a place where Black kids have an equal shot at safety, at an education, at the future.And already, Gilliam-Price has found her voice.She found it at debate camp a couple of years before Freddie Gray suffered a fatal neck injury in police custody in April 2015, before national media trained klieg lights on her city.“She was just a 15-year-old girl trying to figure things out,” said Adam Jackson, who coached her at that debate camp and who continues to mentor her through his work at the Baltimore group Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle. “Now she’s on a steady rise to be a world-class leader.”Gilliam-Price believed the Black Lives Matter movement that grew out of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, had to be about more than fighting police brutality. It had to be about fighting racism on other fronts, including segregated schools, academic tracking that kept black kids and poor kids from taking advanced classes, and immigration raids that made Latino students afraid to go to school.“Saying Black lives matter isn’t just about a Black man being shot by a White police officer,” Gilliam-Price said.She co-founded a grass-roots student organization, City Bloc; led a high school walkout to protest a proposal to arm school police; and helped organize rallies for police reform in Annapolis.Six months after Gray’s death, she was among a group arrested during an October sit-in at Baltimore’s City Hall, a protest against police officers’ use of force and lack of community voice in the hiring of a new police commissioner. Her activism has been covered in the pages of the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore City Paper and the Nation.Recently, a high-ranking Baltimore police officer and police union vice president was removed from his post and transferred to overnight security after Gilliam-Price wrote a blog post calling attention to tweets of his that she said showed “deeply entrenched racism” within the police department.She wasn’t interested in taking the individual officer down, she wrote, but in highlighting the fact that he was allowed to be employed, in a position of great power, despite his public statements.“Exposing the problematic actions of people in power can often shed light on not who, but what should be our true target: the systems that create and uphold the individual instances of oppression that we struggle against daily” she wrote.“Thugs,” the lieutenant, Victor Gearhart, had called the protesters who took to the streets after Gray’s death. He said they “act like animals” and called them “unbathed parasites.”And: “What % of the kids are committing crime,” he asked. “In Baltimore probably 90%.”His tweets weren’t racist, Gearhart said in a recent interview, and he is not racist, either. He was speaking for himself, he added, and not for the department.“She wrote that screed accusing me of every rotten thing in the book, and, you know, what was I supposed to do? I’m supposed to be libeled by this woman and then sit back?” he said. “This country was founded with a Constitution, and just because you put on a badge doesn’t mean you give up your right to free speech.”Gearhart did not stop tweeting after Gilliam-Price called attention to his account. “Don’t think you can bully me or silence me,” he tweeted. He wrote (inaccurately) that Gilliam-Price was the daughter of a convicted murderer with “Daddy issues.”The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police quickly moved to distance itself from its own vice president, tweeting that Gearhart’s statements “do not represent or reflect the opinion or beliefs of our organization.” Police Commissioner Kevin Davis also condemned Gearhart’s statements on Twitter.“That was cool,” Gilliam-Price said of Davis’s willingness to speak out, given how frequently and publicly she has criticized his leadership. “I was low-key speechless.”She said the fact that Gearhart has been transferred from Southern District shift commander to overnight security is a step in the right direction, but it’s not enough. She wants to see systemic reforms, starting with changes to state law governing how police misconduct is investigated.“She has this fiery spirit about her, as much as I try to quell it — ‘Makayla, you can’t save the world, you have to go ride your bike,’ ” said her mother, Zelda Gilliam.But Gilliam-Price said she’s living up to her mother’s legacy: When Gilliam was nine months pregnant, she was marching against the death penalty, marching to save the life of her brother, who was convicted of murder and who was executed by the state of Maryland when her daughter was 7 months old.“I was literally born into a movement to save and affirm Black lives,” Gilliam-Price said.Now a senior at Baltimore City College — a competitive public magnet school — she hopes to go on to Occidental College in Los Angeles or the New School in New York. When she graduates from college, she wants to be a photojournalist. She wants to create an organization for people of color to cover their own communities.She saw how the national media covered Baltimore’s unrest after Gray’s death, and she hardly recognized her city. There had been no such attention for so many issues that mattered to her community and for so many efforts to create positive change. “They only wanted to consume the spectacle of Black people struggling,” she said.She recently co-founded Assata’s Syllabus, a website dedicated to reporting on Baltimore and “controlling our narrative.” Her first piece for the site was the blog post about Gearhart’s tweets.___Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.comlast_img read more

Researchers claim evidence suggests cichlid fish evolved long after Gondwana rifted apart

first_img Cichlid fish are plentiful in several parts of the world today: South America, Africa, India and Madagascar, all of which are believed to have once belonged to one giant continent known as Gondwana. For this reason, scientists have theorized that the fish evolved before the continent was torn asunder with various parts drifting to where they are today. Cichlid fish, they reason, live where they do today because they went along for the ride. This new research suggests that such earlier theories are incorrect—instead, it appears the fish evolved after the rifting and somehow made their way across the ocean.The researchers came to this conclusion by building a database with pertinent information regarding known cichlid fish fossils and then comparing that data with rock samples that have been identified as belonging to the Gondwana continent and that had other fish fossils embedded in them. The comparison suggested it was unlikely that other, older cichlid fish fossils existed prior to 45 million years ago, but had simply never been found. They followed that study up by conducting an analysis of gene mutations in 89 cichlid fish samples. Their results indicated that the fish species likely evolved sometime between 65 and 57 million years ago, long after the Gondwana continent was pulled apart. They suggest that the fish likely found its way across the oceans to settle on other continents, either by hitching a ride on some floating piece of debris or by following strong currents. They note that there are some types of cichlid fish that can tolerate salt water. There is also still a remote possibility that cichlid fish did exist prior to the breakup of Gondwana (leaving behind fossils) but they looked so different (due to evolutionary changes afterwards) that scientists don’t realize they are the same fish. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2013 Phys.org The bumblebee cichlid, Pseudotropheus crabro. Credit: Nicolas Couthouis / Wikipedia. Female fish abandoned by males to raise offspring on their own More information: Molecular and fossil evidence place the origin of cichlid fishes long after Gondwanan rifting, To be published online here: rspb.royalsocietypublishing.or … .1098/rspb.2013.1733center_img (Phys.org) —Researchers from Oxford University in the U.K. have found evidence that suggests that cichlid fish evolved after the ancient Gondwana continent drifted apart, rather than before, as some have suggested. In their paper published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the team describes how they compared found cichlid fossils with rocks known to have been a part of the Gondwana and also conducted DNA analysis to confirm that cichlid fish likely evolved approximately 65 to 57 million years ago—long after the continent came apart approximately 135 million years ago. Explore further Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society B Citation: Researchers claim evidence suggests cichlid fish evolved long after Gondwana rifted apart (2013, September 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-09-evidence-cichlid-fish-evolved-gondwana.htmllast_img read more

Special drive by ER to check touts

first_imgKolkata: The Indian Railways have launched Operation Thunder across the country against the touts who sell railway tickets at a premium making an illegal profit. They buy mass tickets shrinking the number of tickets genuine passengers have access to.The drive was launched by Arun Kumar, DG RPF with the help of the technical staffs and IT cell of the Indian Railways. All zonal railways have been instructed to conduct special drives. As many as 276 places were raided in 141 cities all over the country. Altogether 387 touts were arrested and 22, 253 tickets valued at Rs 32,99,093 were seized. Preliminary investigation revealed that the touts had sold the tickets at Rs 3,24,12, 706. All suspected user Ids have been black-listed and the tickets are being deactivated. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIllegal software ANMS/ Red Mirchi has been seized from Kota, Rajasthan. Three-hundred-and-seventy-five cases have been registered against the arrested persons. The Indian Railways have decided to intensify the raids. This is the peak season for railway passengers due to summer vacation and the season for marriages in north India. The touts utilise the situation and misuse the facility of e-ticketing. They sell the tickets at a premium making huge profits. The touts have their agents in all the metropolitan cities.last_img read more

Firefox gets option to control sites with autoplay sound

first_imgFirefox gets option to control sites with autoplay sound by Martin Brinkmann on July 21, 2018 in Firefox – 47 commentsOne of the most annoying things on the web for many Internet users is autoplaying content and here in particular autoplaying content with sound.While autoplay is expected in some situations, for instance when you click on a video link, it sometimes comes in unexpected forms, for instance as video ads with autoplay sound or unrelated videos on pages with articles that you are interested in.Browser makers have started to do something about autoplaying content; Microsoft’s Edge web browser includes an option to disable media autoplay in the next feature release later this year, and Google Chrome supports automatic autoplay blocking as of Chrome 66.You may consult our guides on controlling audio and video autoplay in Chrome, and using the audio mute functionality of the browser.Mozilla added HTML5 video autoplay blocking to Firefox in 2015. Firefox users who run the Nightly version of the web browser get access to a new feature to control sound autoplay in the Firefox browser as of today.You need to make sure that Firefox Nightly is up to date. Select Menu > Help > About Nightly to make sure that this is the case.Load about:preferences#privacy in the browser’s address bar afterward and scroll down to the permissions section on the page to configure the new option.Activate the menu next to “for websites that autoplay sound” and select one of the available options. The default is set to “always ask” and you may switch the preference to “always” or “block autoplay”.If you select the block option, any video with sound that would autoplay on any website gets blocked. A quick test confirmed that this works on YouTube and other video streaming websites. Firefox displays a play button in the video area that you need to interact with to start playback.The browser comes with options to add exceptions. If you want your favorite music site to always play music or your favorite video site to play videos, you can add their URLs to the list of exceptions to make sure that this is the case.The autoplay sound blocking option landed in Firefox 63 Nightly. It will make it into Firefox 63 Stable at the earliest but that depends on bug reports and issues that may come up.Now You: Do you block media autoplay?Related articles:AutoplayStopper stops autoplaying videos everywhereHow to disable autoplaying videos on TwitterHow To Stop Video Autoplay On YoutubeNextVid Stopper for YouTube blocks autoplay on YouTube in FirefoxTurn off video autoplay in Microsoft StoreSummaryArticle NameFirefox gets option to control sites with autoplay soundDescriptionMozilla Firefox 63 gets an option to control autoplay sound in the web browser; options include blocking any autoplay with sound or allowing it.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Ladysmith Gazettes pick of the top 5 local and international news stories

first_img1. Gunmen rob Ladysmith jewellery store and hold manager at gunpointThree gun-wielding robbers targeted a local jewellery store on Thursday (May 18). The three men entered the store, pretending to be normal shoppers, before holding up the store manager and another staff member.Read full story: Gunmen rob Ladysmith jewellery store and hold manager at gunpoint2. Police seek robbery suspects in LadysmithEzakheni police are appealing to the public for assistance in identifying and tracing two suspects who were involved in a robbery at Emaphemvane, Umhlumayo turn-off, in Ezakheni.Read full story: Police seek robbery suspects in Ladysmith3. Watch Video: Water sprays out from burst pipe for over 10 daysWater has been spraying out from a burst pipe for over 10 days in Princess Margaret Street. Numerous calls and complaints have been made to uThukela, yet nothing has been done and the water keeps on coming out.Read full story: Watch Video: Water sprays out from burst pipe for over 10 days4. Julian Assange: WikiLeaks’ fugitive anti-hero WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who had a rape investigation against him in Sweden dropped by prosecutors on Friday, has lived in Ecuador’s embassy in London for nearly five years to avoid arrest.Read full story: Julian Assange: WikiLeaks’ fugitive anti-hero5. Assange lawyer says dropped case is ‘end of nightmare’A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange welcomed the decision of Swedish prosecutors on Friday to drop a seven-year rape investigation against him, saying it was the “end of his nightmare”.Read full story: Assange lawyer says dropped case is ‘end of nightmare’Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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first_img Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 Therapixel Appoints Matthieu Leclerc-Chalvet as CEO Artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer screening specialist Therapixel announced the appointment of Matthieu… read more News | August 25, 2010 FDA Investigates Mammography Problems at Florida Imaging Center News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more August 25, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with the American College of Radiology as they initiate a review of a sample of mammograms performed by a Florida clinic suspected of inaccurate radiological reviews.The review of the Med Pro Imaging facility in Plantation, Fla., includes images taken between May 21, 2008 and Sept. 30, 2009. Results from that review included poor quality mammograms with unreliable results. Under the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) of 1992, the FDA requires that all mammography facilities meet certain high quality standards, which the facility did not meet. The FDA is alerting patients who had mammograms at this facility between the dates in question about possible problems with the quality of mammograms performed. This does not mean the results of all of the examinations were inaccurate. It does mean that patients might need to have their mammograms re-evaluated and possibly repeated.Med Pro is under new management and is now operating as Rivero Diagnostic Center, located at the same address, the FDA said.For more information: www.fda.gov FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology.center_img Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Related Content Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read morelast_img read more

San José vehicle restrictions to be suspended on Dec 21

first_imgThe restriction that normally prohibits vehicles from entering downtown San José according to license plate numbers will be temporarily suspended on Friday, Dec. 21.The suspension will last two weeks and will restart on Monday, Jan. 7, Traffic Police Director German Marín Sandí said.Traffic Police officials estimate that as of Dec. 24, there will be a decrease in vehicle traffic as many people will be on holiday and Christmas shopping is finished.The measure also will allow Tico families to enjoy holiday activities in the capital such as Zapote fiestas (Tico bullfightings, carrousels, etc.), the national horse parade, or tope, the San José Carnival and the Costa Rica Tour (cycling), among others.On Dec. 21, most government offices will close for the holidays.Marín said that most Traffic Police officers will be sent to direct traffic leaving the Central Valley and headed for tourist destinations across the country.A vehicle’s license plate number determines which day drivers can enter downtown San José, as well as on the circunvalación, a belt route around the city.The fine for violating the restriction is ₡20,000 ($40). Facebook Comments Related posts:No vehicle restrictions for Holy Week Carpools benefit from new vehicle restrictions Driving Restrictions Take Effect This Week One Mother’s Day gift: no traffic restrictionslast_img read more