Legislative changes introduced today, April 10, will increase employer involvement in apprenticeship, and make it easier for apprentices to complete their training and get jobs in Nova Scotia. Amendments to the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act and the Community Colleges Act will lay the groundwork to establish an industry-led apprenticeship agency, make it easier for apprentices to have out-of-province experience recognized, and ensure apprentices are getting the training they need. “We need to change the way the apprenticeship system works in Nova Scotia if we want our businesses and apprentices to succeed,” said Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan. “These changes will help us to build on our partnerships with industry, employers, apprentices and trainers so our trades can continue to grow and our workforce can take full advantage of opportunities.” Amendments to the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act allow the new agency to be created. It will be led by industry and employers, and will work to improve employer involvement and expand opportunities for apprentices. “This is a great day for the industry and apprentices,” said Heather Cruickshanks co-owner, L.E. Cruickshanks Sheet Metal Ltd. in Halifax, and a member of the industry implementation team. “These changes will allow for better communication between industry, apprentices and training providers. “The system worked for some and not for others, so we simply gave it a tune-up. This is a win-win situation. Industry will have input on the training and delivery, and the apprentices will get the training they require for employment.” Apprentices who live in Nova Scotia but need to work in other provinces to gain practical experience in their trade will now be able to keep their apprenticeship registration in Nova Scotia. This change will make it easier for apprentices to have their out-of-province training recognized and help apprentices complete their apprenticeship without interruption. “I think the changes will make it easier for apprentices,” said Devon Connors, a fourth-year apprentice. “With industry involved, the training, testing and what industry really needs us to know, will line up and we will learn what we need for our trade.” Changes will also allow the province to issue cease and desist orders when someone is working without a certificate to practice in compulsory trades. Changes to the Community Colleges Act will encourage more industry influence in trades training and ensure pre-apprentices get the skills and training they need. These changes are the result of a series of consultations over the last few years with apprentices, employers, industry members and trainers to identify ways to improve Nova Scotia’s apprenticeship system. Recommendations include developing a new agency to give industry a greater voice in apprenticeship, with more authority, leadership and decision-making power. Recent changes to modernize apprenticeship also include more flexibility and authority for industry to set trade-specific ratios, harmonizing apprenticeship programming and standards across the Atlantic provinces, and a $2.6-million investment to expand apprenticeship training and program development.
VANCOUVER – Two men convicted of perjury in connection with a notorious stun-gun encounter at Vancouver’s airport will have their appeals heard by the Supreme Court of Canada.The court announced Thursday in Ottawa that it would hear appeals from Const. Kwesi Millington and former corporal Benjamin (Monty) Robinson. As is customary, the court gave no reasons for its decision to hear the cases.Millington was sentenced to 30 months in prison for testimony he gave to an inquiry examining the October 2007 death of Robert Dziekanski, who was jolted several times with a Taser at in the arrivals area of the airport.Robinson was sentenced to two years less a day, one year of probation and 240 hours of community service.They were found guilty of colluding to make up testimony, but the two other officers with them that night were acquitted of the same allegations in separate trials.Glen Orris, the lawyer for Millington, said Thursday that the decision from the Supreme Court is his client’s first break in the decade-old case.“They obviously wanted to hear the argument that we are advancing, that the verdict basically was unfair and not based on the evidence,” he said in an interview from VancouverOrris said the high court has set a tentative date of Oct. 30 for the appeal.Dziekanski’s mother said in a telephone interview from her home in Kamloops, B.C., that the decision wasn’t what she wanted to hear.“I just want this to be over and done with, then I could cherish the memories still,” she said. “I don’t think I could ever let go … but I try my best, I keep myself busy.”She said the news was especially difficult just days after Mother’s Day. She said in the six years she and her son were separated while she was living in Canada and he was in Poland, he would always call her on Mother’s Day.“It is very hard for me,” she said, crying. “Even after 10 years almost, he’s gone and there is no justice for my son.”A bystander’s video played at the public inquiry and viewed millions of times on social media showed four RCMP officers approaching a troubled Dziekanski at the airport and within minutes he was jolted and lay dead on the floor.The officers told the inquiry they perceived Dziekanski as a threat when he picked up a stapler.The inquiry’s commissioner, Thomas Braidwood, said in his 470-page report that the officers approached the scene as if they were responding to a “barroom brawl.” He said they failed to reassess the situation when it became clear they were dealing with a distraught traveller who didn’t speak English, rather than the drunk, violent man they’d anticipated.Millington, who fired the Taser, and Robinson, who was the senior officer at the scene, were found guilty of colluding to make up testimony presented at the inquiry.The British Columbia Court of Appeal upheld the perjury convictions of both men.
Remember disco? The American Heart Association and comedic actress Jennifer Coolidge are pumping new life into the ‘70s disco classic, “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees, to teach people across the country how to save lives with Hands-Only CPR.The Bee Gees’ hit – which is the near-perfect rate for doing chest compressions during CPR – is a centerpiece of the Association’s new Hands-Only CPR awareness campaign. It only takes 60 seconds to learn the life-saving skill either online or during free in-person sessions at the new state-of-the-art mobile training unit that kicks off its nationwide tour in New York City. Supported by a $4.5 million grant from the WellPoint Foundation, the campaign will contribute to the American Heart Association’s goal to double survival from cardiac arrest by 2020.“People feel more confident performing Hands-Only CPR and are more likely to remember the correct compression rate when trained to the beat of ‘Stayin’ Alive,’” said Alson Inaba, M.D., the American Heart Association CPR instructor credited with first using the song to help students recall the right rate of compressions. “Not only is it a fun, catchy and memorable way to remember what to do, but it works – people’s lives have been saved because of it.”Coolidge, whose work includes CBS’ “2 Broke Girls” and numerous films such as “Best in Show,” “American Pie” and “Legally Blonde,” stars in the American Heart Association’s humorous new public service announcement to teach everyone the two easy steps of Hands-Only CPR. If a teen or adult suddenly collapses, call 9-1-1 and then push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of “Stayin’ Alive” until help arrives.“It seems almost impossible to me that the whole world doesn’t know CPR. I learned Hands-Only CPR while shooting the American Heart Association’s new PSA, and now I know how to save a life,” said Coolidge. “Who would’ve thought? I can save a life!”Nearly 400,000 Americans suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests every year, and almost 90 percent die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. When begun immediately, CPR can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.“The WellPoint Foundation is committed to improving health in our communities, and one of our primary focus areas is combating heart disease.” said Dr. Sam Nussbaum, Executive Vice President, Clinical Health Policy and Chief Medical Officer for WellPoint. “We are delighted to support the American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR campaign to increase survival after cardiac arrest. We are asking people to watch this short instructional video which will empower them with an unparalleled skill: the ability to save a life.”Source: PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1do4x)
The ‘sunset’ and ‘sunrise’ institutions will not operate for profit. The ‘sunrise’ institution will be a company limited by guarantee that charges fees, but re-invests any excess income over expenditure in the institution, including in the provision of scholarships based on financial need. SLIIT is an ideal partner in this effort, with two decades of experience in providing high-quality, not-for-profit higher education.Thus, the Government says this practical and equitable solution recognizes, addresses, and resolves the concerns expressed against SAITM, and is fully compliant with the Communiqué issued by the President on 29.10.2017.Additionally, the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital will be transferred to the Ministry of Health, allowing the State medical sector to gain a Rs. 3.2 billion asset at no cost to the State. A new not-for-profit ‘sunset’ institution will absorb all students who were in the medical program of the SAITM campus in Malabe, as well its assets and liabilities, at which point SAITM will be abolished, the Government information department said today.Sudarshana Gunawardana, Director General of the Government information department said in a statement the 9-member committee appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena was tasked with implementing the steps outlined in the Presidential Communiqué of 29.10.2017. The solution has the unanimous approval of the 9-member Committee, which was Chaired by (Dr) Harsha de Silva, Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs, and includes the Secretaries to the Ministries of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, and of Higher Education and Highways; President of the SLMC; Chairman of the University Grants Commission; Vice Chancellors of the Universities of Colombo and Sri Jayewardenepura; and Medical Faculty Deans of the Universities of Colombo and Kelaniya. This Committee met thrice to debate and improve this solution, with the participation of the Association of Medical Specialists, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Government Medical Officers’ Association, Federation of Faculty Medical Teachers’ Association, Government Medical Students’ Parents’ Association, and SAITM Medical Students’ Parents’ Association, as observers. (Colombo Gazette) A new not-for-profit ‘sunset’ institution that will absorb all students who were in SAITM’s medical program, as well its assets and liabilities will be created, at which point SAITM will be abolished. The sunset institution will conclude operations when the last current batches of students graduate. No new students will be admitted to this entity. A new not-for-profit ‘sunrise’ institution will start accepting new students from 2019.On 30.12.2017, the Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SAITM and the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT). According to this MoU, with the abolition of SAITM, SLIIT, a leading non-state, not-for-profit degree awarding institute, will establish the new sunset and sunrise institutions, under the guidance of the Government that will take over ownership and management of SAITM’s assets, liabilities, staff and students. Subject to the approval of the Attorney General’s Department, this MoU will be converted into a legal agreement. The SLMC will grant fresh approval for the ‘sunrise’ institution upon its meeting Minimum Standards, through an institutional review and site visits as per their mandate and standard practice for this purpose. That SAITM’s profit motive will pervert the goal of creating good doctors.The Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC), which establishes and maintains national standards for the medical profession, proposed a thorough set of Minimum Standards for Medical Education and Training that was accepted by the Cabinet with minor amendments on 13.12.2017. This filled a major void in ensuring high standards of medical education.Medical education and training of the ‘sunset’ institution will be approved by the SLMC in accordance with the Minimum Standards. The SLMC will specify further measures (clinical training and assessment in state hospitals) necessary for students who have received degrees from SAITM, to meet these Standards and thereby gain Provisional Registration. This solution resolves both concerns raised by various groups. They are:That SAITM does not meet Sri Lanka’s high standards for medical education. Accordingly SAITM must be abolished in a manner legally acceptable to the current shareholders, lending institutions and the new entity interested in taking over all operations and management of SAITM must be looked into and steps must be taken to transfer all SAITM’s assets, liabilities, staff and students to a non-state, not-for-profit degree-awarding entity that complies with the Minimum Standards on Medical Education and Training. The legal process to carry this out will require the creation of two separate entities, both in compliance with the Minimum Standards, the Government said.
The United Nations Security Council has welcomed the recent formation in Iraq of a new Government while voicing hope that the process would soon be completed.“The Council is particularly encouraged by the fact that the Government is representative of Iraq’s many diverse communities and expresses its hope that the Ministers of Defence, Interior and National Security Affairs will be appointed as soon as possible,” the Council President, Basile Ikouébé of the Republic of Congo, said in a formal statement on Wednesday.Welcoming the 20 May inauguration of Iraq’s constitutionally elected Government, the Council congratulated the people of Iraq “on this milestone in their country’s political transition.”The statement encouraged the new Government to promote national reconciliation through dialogue and to build an atmosphere in which sectarianism is rejected. “The Security Council, at the same time, urges all Iraqis to participate in the political process peacefully, demanding that those who continue to use violence lay down their arms,” said the President, condemning acts of terrorism.The Government was urged to deliver improvements in security and stability, in human rights and the rule of law, in the provision of essential services, and in economic progress and prosperity. In addition, the Council strongly outside help for Iraq’s sovereign Government “at this crucial time,” noting the particular role of the country’s neighbours.
Peers has appeared as a ‘soccerette’ on Soccer AM and was in the top 100 “sexiest babes” for former lad’s magazine NutsCredit:REX/Shutterstock Her lawyer Stephen Connor said: “This is a sad day for the defendant. She has no convictions against her, she is 32 and entered a timely guilty plea, and sadly now has lost her good character.”She is a self employed model, but work is drying up and she is struggling. She is currently undertaking a makeup course and will be self employed in that venture. “The loss of her license is inevitable and will dramatically affect her course and job opportunities. This was not a high reading. I ask you to be as lenient as possible.”David Morgan, prosecuting, said: “Two lanes were closed and an electronic sign directed drivers that the lanes were closed. A police vehicle was in attendance and had its lights flashing and in those lanes themselves road workers were carrying out work on them.”But the defendant was seen driving into the lanes by police officers who pulled her over and she admitted she had consumed some alcohol.”She told officer she had consumed two bottles of beer before driving the vehicle. The police officers conducted a roadside breath test, which she failed and she was driven to custody.”She has never been convicted before, she has never been before the courts before.” She was banned from driving for 12 months and offered a place on drink driver’s rehabilitation course. She was also fined £400 and ordered to pay £125 in costs and surcharges.The 1am incident occurred on November 10 this year after Peers who had been out with friends was driving home along the M60 when she was spotted at Junction 13 at Salford. Peers was banned from driving for 12 months and offered a place on drink driver’s rehabilitation courseCredit:Ricky Champagne/Cavendish Press A topless model caught drink driving in a closed motorway lane was “struggling” to deal with her work “drying up”, a court heard.Holly Peers, 32, failed a breath test after she was stopped for illegally driving her Fiat 500 onto a closed section of the M60 which had been shut due to roadworks.Tests revealed the former Page 3 girl, who appears as a ‘soccerette’ on Soccer AM and was in the top 100 “sexiest babes” for former lad’s magazine Nuts, was over the alcohol limit.She claimed to have drunk two bottles of beer before getting behind the wheel.At Manchester magistrates court, Peers, of Swinton, near Salford admitted driving with excess alcohol and breach of a lane closure – but she pleaded for clemency saying she was having to embark on a new career as her modelling work was “drying up.” 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.
Minister accused of ‘living in cloud cuckoo land’ for saying rents are rising at a ‘slow rate’ The average cost of renting a home in Ireland in the first three months of this year was at an all time high. Monday 13 May 2019, 3:00 PM https://jrnl.ie/4632272 May 13th 2019, 3:00 PM Short URL By Christina Finn 34,052 Views Share185 Tweet Email2 All counties, excluding Dublin, had rent inflation at least double the Rent Pressure Zone (RPZ) 4% cap, while in Dublin rents rose by 7% and are now between €1700 and €2200 – depending on the location. 106 Comments Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article RENTS REMAIN UNACCEPTABLY high, according to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy, who added that rents are rising at a “slow rate”. “Rents are rising at a rate that we haven’t seen since 2013. A very slow rate,” he told RTÉ News at One today. The latest Daft.ie report finds that in Dublin, the average cost has risen above €2,000 – with rent increasing in the capital for the 31st consecutive quarter in a row.The average cost of renting a home in Ireland in the first three months of this year was at an all time high of €1,366 – a rise of 8% on the same time last year.The latest quarterly report from Daft.ie has also highlighted that there were just 2,700 homes available to rent nationwide on 1 May which is the lowest recorded since the first time these figures were compiled in 2006. Reacting to the latest figures, Murphy said “rent caps are working” but added that they need to be “strengthened and extended and that is exactly what we’re doing”. In the coming days, the minister is set to finalise the Residential Tenancies Act, with it set to signed into law within the next fortnight. The Residential Tenancies Act has been a long time coming, with Murphy promising that it will fundamentally change the rental market in Ireland.New powersIt aims to do this by giving the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) the powers to carry out investigations and impose sanctions on landlords, as well as setting the rules for rent pressure zones (with additional zones added just recently).The government also wants to increase the notice periods for tenants, as well as laying down new rules for short-term lets, such as AirBnb.Murphy said today, that for “the first time we are bringing in large institutional landlords under those new rent cap laws so tenants renting from those properties have the same protections as the tenants renting from traditional landlords”. “We know we need to do more… the rent caps that have been working will now be extended to 2021 at the earliest. We are also reforming them so it is not easy for landlords to step outside of their obligations and crucially large institutional landlords, which were not previously covered by rent caps are now being covered by them”.However, Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin criticised the minister’s comments that “rents are rising at a rate we haven’t seen since 2013 – a very slow rate”.He accused the minister of “living in cloud cuckoo land” stating that rents for new tenancies are accelerating at an alarming rate.“The year-on-year increases are overwhelming thousands of renters.“Ten counties had double digit rent increases. Waterford had a rise of 16% while Galway had an increase of almost 17%,” he said, adding: For the minister to focus on the quarterly rise rather than the annual one is either a sign of stupidity or dishonesty. If he really believes what he said, then he is living in cloud cuckoo land.Strategy is failing says Sinn FéinÓ Broin said the government’s rental strategy, including the rent pressure zones, is failing.He said the legislation currently going through the Dáil “will do nothing for those renters who today are facing bills of between €1300 and €2200 for new rentals”.“The time for mealy-mouthed measures are over. We need a rent freeze and a refundable tax credit for renters worth a month’s rent.“We also need a major programme of public investment in affordable cost rental accommodation to provide renters with accommodation that they actually afford,” said the Sinn Féin spokesperson. Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy
Polio : 101 morts depuis le début de l’épidémie au CongoL’épidémie de polio a déjà tué 101 personnes depuis le début du mois d’octobre, selon la Direction de la lutte contre la maladie (DLM). Le bilan de 78 décès donné avant-hier par le Comité de crise à Pointe-Noire est donc revu à la hausse.Un membre du comité de crise concernant l’épidémie avait confié à l’AFP que le nombre de morts de la polio était de 78. Aujourd’hui, il s’agit de 101 personnes, décédées à cause de cette épidémie qui avait disparu du Congo depuis 10 ans (voir notre article).À lire aussiLe syndrome de Cotard, l’étrange maladie qui fait croire à une personne qu’elle est morteLe Pr Alexis Elira Dokekis explique : “Ce qui est important, ce n’est pas d’évoquer le nombre de morts. Mais, nous avons à cette date recensé près de 183 cas (…) Nous faisons face à un virus très virulent et potentiellement mortel. Nous nous apprêtons à lancer une grande campagne qui va toucher toute la population congolaise. Les dispositions sont prises de sorte que la campagne démarre effectivement à Pointe-Noire à partir de vendredi”. L’OMS rappelle que la poliomyélite est une maladie infectieuse et contagieuse qui touche souvent les jeunes enfants.Le 11 novembre 2010 à 19:12 • Emmanuel Perrin
The coolest Fortnite merch you can buy Gaming Consoles Computers Fortnite Brute changes coming in next update, Epic says Fortnite season 10 challenges and where to find spray cans, gas stations Fortnite season 10: Neo Tilted transforms into Tilted Town Post a comment Fortnite Fortnite season 10 Share your voice Tags Patrick Holland/CNET The Fortnite Champion Series will have more than $10 million in prize money up for grabs, Epic Games said Friday. The FNCS also comes with more ways to get to the season finals, the company said. The competition is set to kick off Aug. 17, with the finals running Sep. 20-22.Fortnite, one of the all-time most popular free-to-play games on consoles, launched in 2018 and became a cultural phenomenon, raking in $3 billion for developer Epic Games across all platforms that year. Last month, a 16-year-old won $3 million playing in the Fornite World Cup, with 2 million viewers watching.You can get to the season 10 finals via the standard three-round Trios event each weekend for the next five weeks, with the top teams in each server region advancing. The new path to the finals will be through scoring Series Points, which Epic Games said “will be awarded based on each team’s final placement every week.” According to Epic Games, this will reward consistency throughout the season, and also outstanding performance when competing each week. Epic will also give away prizes in Solo and Trios Cash Cups each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.The Fortnite Brute will remain for now, but Epic will be monitoring the impact in gameplay. For version 10.10, the company is also adding a laser to show which direction Brute is aiming its rockets while they’re being charged.”This laser will have directional audio to help indicate when it’s being pointed at you, even if you’re behind a structure,” Epic Games said. 0 23 Photos
Logo of BNPThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday alleged that a sense of insecurity has crept into the minds of voters belonging to the 20-party alliance due to continued arrest and harassment by police in three cities that go to polls Monday, reports UNB.Speaking at a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan central office, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also alleged that the election commission is working out a design for holding lopsided elections to Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barishal at the ‘behest’ of the Awami League government.”Opposition leaders and activists are being arrested in the three cities following the lists (made by the ruling party). There’s no enthusiasm among voters in the election areas as panic has gripped them,” he said.The BNP leader further said, “The helpless family members of the leaders and activists of BNP and the 20-party have been suffering from a sense of insecurity due to non-stop harassment by police.”Rizvi said the ruling party is devising a new model of vote rigging and driving out the voters and polling agents of BNP candidates in the three cities.He alleged that the Election Commission is playing the role of a silent spectator instead of taking action against the violation of the election code of conduct and irregularities by law enforcers and ruling party men.The BNP leader said police are raiding the houses of BNP leaders and activists and intimidating them and their families so that they do not go to polling stations on Monday.Under the circumstances, people cannot depend on the administration and the ECfor holding a neutral and credible election, Rizvi added.He strongly condemned the arrest and harassment of BNP leaders and activists, and demanded the government immediately release those arrested in the three cities.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is already one of the most hated figures in professional sports, now the internet is convinced “The Hammer” shamelessly wiped a booger on the back of an unsuspecting girl as the two walked off the stage following her announcement of the Bears’ 2nd round pick.The replay shows Roger digging for gold and appears to show him wiping the treasure on the girl’s dress as they turned to leave the stage.Did Goodell wipe the booger on purpose, or is it all a big misunderstanding?#Boogergate has started and people want answers. We already know where Pats fans stand on this. Watch the video and decide for yourself. Advertisement
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ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission. Wow facts 2Share this videoCopyPausePlay00:00% Buffered0PreviousPausePlayNextLive00:00 / 00:00UnmuteMuteExit fullscreenFullscreenCopy video urlPlay / PauseMute / UnmuteReport a problemLanguageBackMox PlayerDefaultEnglishEspañolУкраїнськаРусскийadvertisementNow, a complementary research published in Nature Communications describes the concrete steps that are being taken to turn this into a reality. And in the new study, researchers were able to instantly identify the participants’ answers based solely on their brain activity.Brain Signals To SpeechFor the study, epilepsy patients with normal speech had electrocorticography arrays surgically implanted onto the surface of one hemisphere of their brains. This allowed researchers to gather more detailed data than if they had relied on non-invasive EEG or fMRI data. Researchers then recorded the participants’ brain data while they were listening to a set of nine questions and answering out loud from 24 answer choices. Soon, the algorithms that the researchers developed were able to detect when the participants were hearing a new question or responding, as well as identify which of the 24 choices the participant was saying with up to 61 percent accuracy. Similarly, the algorithm was also able to identify which of the predefined questions the participants heard with 75 percent accuracy, helping it to also narrow down the possible answers the participant would respond with. Speech RestorationWhile this may seem an exciting idea that will yet again change the way people communicate with one another, the technology actually has promise for the restoring speech in people who have lost the capability, such as those who suffered a stroke, a spinal injury, or a neurodegenerative disease. This is because the brain regions that produce speech typically remain intact in the patients even if they have lost the ability to speak due to facial paralysis.“With the advances we’ve seen in the field over the past decade it became clear that we might be able to leverage these discoveries to help patients with speech loss, which is one of the most devastating consequences of neurological damage,” said neuroscientist and study coauthor Edward Chang, MD.Now, researchers are working on discovering whether EcoG neural interface implants can help patients with paralysis to restore a variety of their movement and communication abilities. TAG Facebook, Brain Signals, Speech Search Ads by Amazon Ads by Amazon Close Electrodes were temporarily placed on the surface of the participants’ brains to map the origins of their seizures. This involved electrocorticography which provided researchers with richer data than an EEG or fMRI might have provided. ( Noah Berger | University of California San Francisco ) Is it really possible for a device to give people the capability of typing written texts just by thinking it? Evidently, Facebook has been financing an extensive university research that might help bring the technology from science fiction to reality.It will not only bring communication to a whole new level, but it might one day help restore the speech of people who have lost the capability.Research Funded By FacebookIt was only in 2017 that Facebook announced that it wanted to develop a type of headband that would let its users type 100 words per minute just by thinking. Researchers at the University of California San Francisco recently showed how the brain activity of participants as they are speaking can create synthetic versions of the speech. However, the process of decoding the signals are rather slow as it took researchers weeks and even months to decipher them. ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches All
MONTREAL – Transat A.T. has been named one of Canada’s most attractive employer brands, earning a 12th place finish on the annual Randstad Employer Brand Research (REBR) survey.The winners were determined by an impartial survey that evaluated the attractiveness of the 150 largest employers in the country. Employers and job-seekers aged 18-65 were asked which companies they would prefer to work for based on 10 factors: salary and benefits; career progression; financial health; contributions to society; interesting job content; job security; work atmosphere; use of the latest technology; reputation; and work-life balance.“We are very happy to be named among the 15 top employer brands in Canada,” said Christophe Hennebelle, Vice-President, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, Transat. “Our positive image as an employer is conveyed by our impassioned employees who are enthusiastic about the company because we ascribe such importance to their aspirations as well as the values that speak to them. The strength of our employer brand is further confirmed by our excellent showing in ‘Forbes’ magazine’s annual ranking of Canada’s Best Employers’.More news: Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongTransat has accumulated an impressive list of awards and distinctions in recent months, in addition to this top 15 win. These include the world’s second-best leisure airline and best in North America at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, and one of the world’s Top 20 airlines for energy efficiency by Atmosfair. Posted by Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Share Transat named one of Canada’s Top 15 Employer Brands Tags: Air Transat Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>
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