Lack of racial diversity in medical textbooks could mean inequity in care

first_imgVANCOUVER – Sitting in a doctor’s waiting room in Vancouver, Patricia Louie saw posters that only featured white and light skin-toned people depicted as patients. She wondered if medical textbooks would also reflect what she considered to be a biased portrayal of Canada’s diverse population.The experience in 2012 led the sociology student who was studying at the University of British Columbia at the time to analyze faces in four textbooks widely used in North American medical schools. She concluded in an honours thesis that racial diversity was being ignored.Most images in medical books are of legs, arms and chests, showing only skin tone, not race, so Louie broadened her research as a master’s student at the University of Toronto and focused on skin tone in over 4,000 images in later versions of the same textbooks.The study by Louie and co-author Rima Wilkes, a sociology professor at the University of British Columbia, found the proportion of dark skin tones represented was very small in images featured in “Atlas of Human Anatomy,” “Bates’ Guide to Physical Examinations and History Taking,” “Clinically Oriented Anatomy” and “Gray’s Anatomy for Students.”“Atlas” had fewer than one per cent of photos featuring dark skin, while the highest amount — five per cent — was included in “Gray’s,” the researchers say in the study, published in the journal Social Science and Medicine.Imagery of six common cancers for people of colour or dark skin tone hardly exist in the textbooks, says the study, which suggests unequal health care could result.“Although we can’t make any causal statements, I think it’s fair to say that the material in textbooks may influence how doctors think about who a patient is and that the under-representation of dark skin-toned people may contribute to inequities in treatment,” said Louis, who is of Caucasian and Asian heritage.She said mortality rates for some cancers, including breast, cervical, lung, colon and skin, are higher on average for black people, who are often diagnosed at later stages of the disease.The study draws on research that says 52 per cent of black people receive an initial diagnosis of an advanced stage of skin cancer compared with 16 per cent of white people.“The research shows that even though blacks are less likely to get skin cancer than whites, they’re more likely to die when diagnosed,” Louis said.Skin cancer would require doctors to look for melanomas on nails, hands and feet, but none of the textbooks included images of what that would look like in dark-skinned patients, raising questions about whether physicians are adequately trained to treat people of diverse races, she said.“I would like publishers of medical textbooks to include more images of darker-skinned people and also to pay attention to the way diseases are presented on darker skin tones because that is very necessary for equality of care for racial minorities and darker-skinned people in Canada and the U.S.,” said Louie, who is now doing a PhD in racial inequality in health care.The study cites data from two American studies that suggest race-based inequities pervade the health-care system in the United States, and black dialysis patients are less likely than their white counterparts to be referred to transplant waiting lists.Dr. Roger Wong, executive associate dean at the University of B.C.’s faculty of medicine, said valuing diversity should mean promoting it in textbooks.“So updating future editions is the way to go,” he said of the four books related to the study. “I do think it has flagged for these editors and for writers that all of us need to be very mindful, and I do agree there’s work to be done.”Beyond textbook learning, Wong said case studies presented at the university’s medical school are rigorously vetted to ensure they reflect Canada’s ethnic diversity and real patients who volunteer to interact with students are selected based on similar guidelines.“With Indigenous patients, traditional medicine is very important,” he said, citing an example of diversity. “We need to respect and understand where that’s coming from and also understand some of the nuances of when we talk about ‘western medicine.’”— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter.last_img read more

Warriors even up NBA Finals with win over Raptors

first_imgAndre Iguodala’s 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left was the clincher as the Golden State Warriors held off the Toronto Raptors 109-104 on Sunday, evening the best-of-seven NBA Finals at 1-1.Stephen Curry scored 23 points for the Warriors while Klay Thompson scored 25 points before leaving with an injury as the Warriors scored the first 18 points of the second half to take the lead for good.Kawhi Leonard had 34 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Raptors, his 12th 30-point game of these playoffs, while Fred VanVleet had 17 and Kyle Lowry contributed 13 points.RELATED: Raptors fans confident ahead of Game 2The Raptors led by as many as 12 points in the first half, but were done in by an awful third quarter that saw the Warriors race out to an 18-0 run while fans were still filing back to their seats. The Raptors turned the ball over five times and missed their first nine shots in the ugly stretch.The loss snaps the Raptors five-game winning streak.A split isn’t bad news for the Raptors, with 12 of the 17 teams who won the first game going on to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy when the series is tied 1-1.Among the stars in the building for Sunday’s game was 44 – Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States and noted basketball fan.Obama was accompanied by Raptors president Masai Ujiri as he walked past the Toronto dressing room prior to the game. He was seated next to NBA commissioner Adam Silver near the floor of the lower bowl. Obama and Drake exchanged a hug and a handshake before taking their separate seats.Drake was in his normal courtside perch.Other celebs said to be in attendance at Scotiabank Arena were actors David Boreanaz and David Castaneda, singer-musicians Alessia Cara, Fantasia, J. Cole, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd and manager Amir (Cash) Esmailian, Steve Aoki and Flo Rida, golfers Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Graeme McDowell, Justin Thomas and Danny Willett, Maple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri, GM Kyle Dubas and president Brendan Shanahan and Toronto Argonauts James Wilder Jr., and S.J. Green.Canadian musicians Win Butler, Dallas Green, Paul Langlois and two members of the Arkells were also in the house.Fantasia, wearing an eye-popping red sequined jumpsuit, sang the U.S. national anthem while Cara, clad in a Raptors jersey, looked after “O Canada.”last_img read more

School District 60 asking residents to submit name ideas for new elementary

first_imgIf schools are to be named after a person, the School District requires that they need to have been deceased for at least 5 years and also need to be distinct from other school names.The School Board said that when selecting new school names, it will be sensitive to cultural and social diversity, and that the names have good taste and are capable of standing the test of time.Two years ago, the School District chose to name what was then the city’s newest school for Alaska Highway News founder Margaret ‘Ma’ Murray after taking submissions from residents.Final naming decisions will be determined by the consensus of SD60’s Board of trustees.Residents can make their submissions via email to public@prn.bc.ca until November 30th at noon. School Board members can also be sent naming submissions directly. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District #60 is asking to residents to start submitting their ideas of what they think the new elementary school under construction near the Fort St. John Hospital should be called.In a post on its website, the School District says it has a number of criteria that it is asking residents to adhere when submitting their proposed names.School District #60’s Naming Protocol states that new schools can be named after either the geographic areas and/or communities they serve, or persons who have been recognized for their historic, cultural, or social significance to the North Peace.last_img read more

Newly established forum vital for advancing development – Ban Kimoon

The Development Cooperation Forum, launched today in Geneva, is “a decisive step forward in the implementation of the global partnership for development,” Mr. Ban told participants at the high-level segment of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). As an initiative supported by the heads of State at the 2005 UN World Summit, the Forum will be held every other year as part of the high-level segment of the Council’s annual session. The first meeting will take place in New York in 2008. Among its tasks, the Forum will focus on finding effective ways to support the achievement of the set of internationally agreed poverty reduction targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Mr. Ban noted that in recent years, donors have committed to substantial increases in ODA and debt relief, and until recently, the long-term decline in development assistance was reversed. The Secretary-General urged donors to commit to timelines for scaling up aid to reach development targets, stressing that “fresh funding is required if we are to overcome the financing gap” and reach the Goals on time. A mid-point update on the MDGs issued last week stated that “the Goals are still achievable in most countries – if we act now,” he stressed. Mr. Ban also highlighted the importance of a body like the Forum in addressing the challenges surrounding international development assistance, which he said appeared “unnecessarily fragmented and complicated.” Donor aid flows tend to be concentrated in a few countries, while other low-income countries suffer from under-funding, he noted. In addition, the number of donors is increasing, and countries are burdened with responding to different demands by various players. In ensuring that “all voices are heard,” the Forum can foster an inclusive approach in dealing with these and other challenges, Mr. Ban stated. 5 July 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to governments, United Nations organizations, civil society, parliaments, the private sector and academia to make the most of a newly established forum to advance the world’s shared anti-poverty goals, including by scaling up funds to ensure they are achieved on time. read more

Lady Panthers Cant Hang with Lady Cougars Photo Gallery

Photos by Jeff Barrett Pinnacle hosted a match against Monument Valley on Saturday. Monument Valley got off to hot start and it carried them through for an easy victory over the Lady Panthers. Pinnacle continued its slide to seven games and fell 63-31.Pinnacle (5-15, 0-7 Region 19) has one game this week on the road against Whitehorse (13-4, 5-1 Region 19).

Heres why some Irish Liverpool and United fans will be swapping jerseys

first_img“It just takes two people,” he says. “I know there’s a lot of bad publicity about Neknominations, but we’re trying to do Swapnominations — you can do a video of it.“Around the town, it has really taken off, but even people from further afield are joining in. It’s a simple thing, but it means an awful lot.” Accordingly, the hope is that with all the funds raised, Shane will be able to receive the necessary care required.“We were hoping to build a unit beside our house where we could mind him full time, but unfortunately, it’s not looking like that will be possible. His injury is so bad that we couldn’t physically mind him, and we wouldn’t have the resources to hire staff on a 24-hour basis.“We have to build something, because where we live over the town is in the middle of a shop. He will be going to a nursing home in the near future, but we will be able to take him home for a few hours per day and the money raised will be going towards his treatment — occupational therapy, physiotherapy, music therapy, which is a big one, because we wanted that in the hospital, but it would have been too loud.“Football and music were his passions, as well as cycling and running. It’s hard to talk about him in those terms now, but that’s the way it is.”YouTube credit: Stephen CassidyYou can find more details about the event on Facebook here, while you can make donations to Shane’s family here.Wenger urges Arsenal to ‘dominate’ Liverpool in Premier League showdown>Real Madrid, Ajax and Arsenal youth teams to play in Dublin tournament> “So it’s a bit of fun and it’s a unique event — we searched Google and couldn’t find anything that happened like this before.”The idea has become increasingly popular since its inception, and Joe is hopeful that people, not just in Ireland, but all over the world, will take part in the initiative.center_img MARCH 16 WILL be a unique day for sports fans in Ireland, with a group of Galway-based Manchester United and Liverpool supporters agreeing to swap jerseys with one another to coincide with the sides’ match at Old Trafford.The event is being organised in aid of 24-year-old Shane Grogan — a young man who suffered a severe brain injury after he was assaulted while walking home in Tuam, County Galway on 5 August, 2012.The injury left him needing 24-hour medical care, and his parents are seeking to build a special unit at their house to fulfill his medical needs.Consequently, an event known as ‘I swapped for Shane’ is being organised to help raise funds to aid him, with fans set to congregate at the Brogue Bar in Tuam ahead of the match.Speaking to TheScore.ie, Shane’s father Joe explains how the idea evolved.“A lot of different fundraising events such as cycles have gone on,” he says. “His friends came up with an idea that we would get one of the real die-hard United fans — a fellow called Bart Gormley — to wear a Liverpool jersey, and people would sponsor it. The idea moved on from there, and we thought if we could get a United fan to wear a Liverpool jersey, then we could get a Liverpool fan to wear a United jersey.“It snowballed from there — once you get one from each side, there’s a kind of domino effect. So there’s a Barcelona fan who’s wearing a Real Madrid jersey now, there are Arsenal supporters wearing Spurs jerseys, and GAA fans are taking part now too.“At a meeting last night, it came up that the local GAA club would like to do something, so they’re swapping with all the teams in their locality. We’re going to try to get a few inter-county players to do it as well.last_img read more

Oculus Rift takes 90 year old Grandma to Tuscany

first_imgFrom the perspective of someone who is constantly using technology, Oculus Rift is an impressive leap forward. From the perspective of someone who was alive before having a television in every home was even close to normal, Oculus Rift is nothing short of magic.Putting on an Oculus Rift is the closest you can get to being teleported to another place. The headset is designed to block out all of your vision, replacing it with the curved images generated by the display in the headset. The two optical sockets makes sure there’s nothing else in your field of vision than the images being generated by the computer. Combined with the head tracking sensors in the headset, it is very easy for any user to become truly immersed in whatever is being shown on the display even if you’re deeply familiar with how the technology works.Imagine using something like Oculus Rift from the perspective of someone who doesn’t sit in front of their computer all day. Someone who doesn’t read technology websites, or has no desire to stand in line on the day the next great smartphone or game console comes out. Take that person, and sit them down in front of an Oculus Rift, and see what happens.One Rift developer sat his grandmother down to the Tuscany demo, which is available to any Rift developer. This demonstration is a 3D rendering of Tuscany that the user can walk around, including the ability to walk down to incredibly real looking water and watch the reflections and ripples.This is a perfect example of a use for Oculus Rift that has nothing to do with video games, and everything to do with an all new form of virtual reality. The ability to send someone to another place altogether.As we look into a world powered by Google Maps Street View and the HFR cameras being used in movies, it’s not hard to imagine a time not too far in the future where someone could slide on a Rift headset and be convinced they are somewhere they may otherwise never have been able to visit.last_img read more

iOS OS X Lion iCloud le programme de la keynote dApple

first_imgiOS, OS X Lion, iCloud : le programme de la keynote d’AppleLundi 6 juin, Apple profitera de la conférence WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) pour présenter ses prochaines innovations. Et Steve Jobs sera bien là.Comme chaque année, la WWDC, conférence organisée pour regrouper les meilleurs développeurs d’Apple sera suivie partout dans le monde. Pour la bonne et simple raison, que Steve Jobs en profitera encore pour livrer les dernières nouveautés de la firme de Cupertino. À lire aussiiPad Air 2 : Keynote confirmée, tout ce que l’on sait sur la future tablette AppleLes passionnés de téléphonie mobile pourraient rester sur leur faim car selon le programme livré par Apple, l’iPhone ne sera pas au centre de la présentation. Sauf surprise, Steve Jobs n’annoncera pas la sortie d’un nouvel appareil. A l’inverse, on devrait en savoir plus sur l’iOS 5. Le système d’exploitation d’Apple va encore évoluer. Face au concurrent Android, il faut réagir. Les experts pensent qu’Apple va revoir son système de notifications et va annoncer la sortie de plusieurs widgets qui s’ouvriront sans avoir à ouvrir une application. Durant sa présentation Steve Jobs devrait également évoquer le nouveau système OS X Lion. Lion va opérer sa mue et se rapprocher d’un iOS. Autre sujet : l’iCloud. Pour succéder à Mobile Me, Apple lance un nouveau service. Difficile d’en connaître les détails, mais le but serait de proposer aux utilisateurs Mac de stocker toutes leurs données culturelles et de divertissements (images, vidéos, musique) sur un espace accessible ensuite depuis n’importe quel appareil (iPhone, iPad, Mac…). Globalement, la présentation de Steve Jobs ne devrait pas être la plus révolutionnaire de l’histoire. Et pourtant, Apple réserve sûrement une petite surprise. Elle y a habitué les fans de la Pomme.   Le 3 juin 2011 à 19:25 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

In defense of GEs stupid smart bulb reset video

first_img1:33 Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected Now playing: Watch this: See All reading • In defense of GE’s stupid smart bulb reset video Light Bulbs CNET Smart Home Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) A C by GE smart bulb, the internet’s latest punching bag. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Screw in a smart bulb and turn it on. Then pair it with a control app on your phone or with a voice assistant such as Alexa, Siri or the Google Assistant. The benefits are plain to see — convenience, automation and security. There’s also accessibility, something that’s particularly important to people with disabilities and other mobility issues.And, unlike a lot of today’s smart home tech, smart bulbs are accessible to most budgets, too. With perfectly decent bulbs available for as little as $10 each, it’s one of the easiest and most affordable entry points into the connected home — and one that doesn’t harbor the same sort of privacy concerns as things like smart security cameras and smart speakers that are always listening for a wake word.None of that stopped the internet from being the internet and crapping all over the category this Wednesday after a tutorial video from GE Lighting went viral on Reddit.In it, GE demonstrates how to manually reset one of its Bluetooth smart bulbs by turning the switch on and off five times — 8 seconds on, 2 seconds off, repeat. GE shows how it works in real time, with repetitive voiceover instructions at each step. Yes, it’s a little bit cringey to watch — especially when it’s devoid of any context. • Tags Aug 30 • iRobot Roomba S9 Plus vs. Neato Botvac D7 Connected But that context matters. For starters, just about every smart bulb on the market today features a manual reset feature like this. It’s nothing new. And it isn’t a mandatory part of the setup process or anything. It’s an option for people who might want to give their smart bulbs to someone else and need to erase their automations and third-party connections first, or for folks who want to start organizing their smart home gadgets from scratch, maybe after switching from one control platform to another. It’s a nice option to have, and also easier for manufacturers to implement than putting a physical reset switch on the bulb. That helps them keep costs down. Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house Comments 8 Share your voice CNET Smart Home Get your smart lights in line with a manual reset GE And if the 8 seconds on, 2 seconds off approach sounds arbitrary, well, it isn’t. It’s designed to be specific enough that your kids won’t accidentally reset your bulbs if they’re playing haunted house and flicking the lights on and off. Sure, you might need to pull up GE’s video to see how to do it — but once you do, I suspect you’d actually appreciate GE’s clunky, real-time approach. Just follow along and turn your lights on and off at the same time, and you won’t even need to count.And, honestly, is it really that hard to turn a light switch on and off five times?  What really annoys me the most here are my fellow tech journalists, many of whom were quick to pile on and decry GE’s video as evidence of smart bulb stupidity simply because such a notion was trending on Reddit. That’s good for easy clicks, I suppose — but a major part of our jobs is to put tech into the proper context. We don’t always get it right, but we ought to try. In this case, GE’s video was taken completely out of context, and most of the internet’s takeaways were misinformed. Call me a dork, call me a buzzkill, call me whatever, but tech journalists shouldn’t run with bad information about new and worthwhile technology just because it’s trendy to do so. But hey, on the bright side, at least we all know how to reset GE’s smart bulbs now.last_img read more

Fake Eid holiday notice put up on social media

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to malign the Mamata Banerjee government and show her “weakness” towards the Muslim community, a fake notification stating that “Governor is pleased to declare state government holiday from June 12 to 15” in connection with Eid, has been circulated through social networking sites.Police have initiated a high-level enquiry to find out who has uploaded the “fake notification” with the intention of spreading canards.When contacted, a senior officer of the state government said: “It’s fake. The top brass of the Finance department has already taken up the issue and there was a detailed discussion in this regard on Saturday night itself. Necessary action has been taken. A case has also been lodged.” The officer further stated that the government is taking it very seriously as the photograph of the piece of paper containing the notification looks almost similar to an original document of the state government and moreover, it also carries the image of the logo of Bengal at the top of the notification. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIn a tweet, Kolkata Police has uploaded the photograph of the fake notification and stated that “a fake notification is doing the rounds in social media about Eid Holidays. It is false. Those who have masterminded this will be strictly dealt with as per law.”It has been stated in the order that “In order to celebrate Eid festival, which falls on June 12 to 15, 2018, in a befitting manner, the Governor is pleased to declare state government holiday on June 12 to 15, 2018, in addition to 16 June, 2018, which has already been notified as a public holiday.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt has also been stated in the fake notification carrying signature of an additional secretary level officer of the state Finance department, that all state government offices along with educational institutions and other state government undertaking companies shall remain closed.Stating the information to be completely false, a senior officer of Kolkata Police’s cyber cell said: “They have initiated necessary steps to identify the origin of the rumour that spread among lakhs of people through the social networking site, within a very short span of time.”This comes at the time when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has repeatedly urged people not to fall into the trap of any rumour, as there had been constant attempts of creating disturbances in the state.The police are also maintaining vigil and also creating awareness among netizens to ensure that people inform the police as soon as they come across any rumour. The police are also taking strict measures against rumour mongers, said the police officer.last_img read more

This Immigrant Entrepreneur and DACA Recipient Raised Over 15 Million in Funding

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 1 min read Google. Pfizer. Tesla. eBay. Capital One. AT&T. These companies were all founded, completely or in part, by immigrants, who account for close to 30 percent of all new entrepreneurs in the U.S. Victor Santos, who emigrated from Brazil at age 12, is one of them. Santos co-founded Airfox, a mobile financial services company for unbanked individuals in emerging markets, and he’s also a DACA recipient. (DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is an American immigration policy allowing for some immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to receive a renewable stay on deportation action.)On this episode of How Success Happens, Santos recalls how, during his fundraising process, venture capitalists told him they didn’t feel comfortable with his immigration status. He also shares his five-year plan for the company, his best advice for pitching a business idea and how his identity as an immigrant inspired him as an entrepreneur. center_img Register Now » July 26, 2019last_img read more

Man fired from diving job after seen holding protected species

first_imgCozumel, Q.R. — A diver from Playa del Carmen who was photographed holding a protected fish has been dismissed.Christopher González Vaca, director of the Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, says the diver who was photographed holding a Splendid Toadfish has been dismissed from the company in which he worked.He explained that the photograph, which was posted on social media, became a outrage among the public as well as Cozumel divers. He said that they investigated and discovered that this person worked with a local diving company.“The company he worked for decided to end their relationship with the diver,” he explained adding that this person was not qualified to operate inside the national park.A photograph posted on social media in June shows a diver holding a protected Splendid Toadfish while inside the park.Species inside the parks are protected. Visitors into any of the protected parks, including the Reefs National Park of Cozumel, are forbidden to touch, step on or collect any live species inside the park including sea grass, corals, fish and other marine life.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The US to invest over 1B in quantum computing President Trump signs

first_imgUS President Donald Trump signed a bill called the National Quantum Initiative Act. This is a nation-wide quantum computing plan will establish goals for the next decade to accelerate the development of quantum technology. What is the National Quantum Initiative Act about? The bill for quantum technologies was originally introduced in June this year. This bill is a commitment that various departments such as the NIST, NSF, and Secretary of Energy together will provide $1.25B in funding from 2019 to 2023 to promote activities in the quantum information science. The new act and the funding that comes with it will boost quantum research in the US. As stated in the Act: “The bill defines ‘quantum information science’ as the storage, transmission, manipulation, or measurement of information that is encoded in systems that can only be described by the laws of quantum physics.” The president signed the bill as a law last week on Friday. What will the National Quantum Initiative Act allow? This bill aims to further USA’s position in the area of quantum information science and its technology applications. The bill will support research and development of quantum technologies that can lead to practical applications. It seeks to: Expand the workforce on quantum computing Promote research opportunities across various academic levels Address any knowledge gaps dd more facilities and centers for testing and education in this field Promote rapid development of quantum-based technologies The bill also seeks to: Improve the collaboration between the Federal Government of USA, its laboratories and industries, universities Promote the development of international standards for quantum information science Facilitate technology innovation and private sector commercialization Meet economic and security goals of USA The US President will work with Federal agencies, working groups, councils, subcommittees, etc., to set goals for the National Quantum Initiative Act. What’s the fuss with quantum computing? As we mentioned is a previous post: “Quantum computing uses quantum mechanics in quantum computers to solve a diverse set of complex problems. It uses qubits to store information in parallel dimensions. Quantum computers can work through a solution involving large parameters with far fewer operations than a standard computer.” This does not mean that a quantum computer is necessarily faster than a classical computer, a quantum computer is just better at solving complex problems that a regular one will take way too long if at all it can solve such problems. Quantum computers have great potential to solve future problems, and is hence drawing attention from tech companies and governments. Like D-Wave launching a Quantum cloud service, UK researchers working on quantum entanglements, and Rigetti working on a 128 qubit chip. What are the people saying? As is the general observation around the motivation for quantum computing, this comment from Reddit puts it nicely: “Make no mistake, this is not only about advancing computing power, but this is also about maintaining cryptographic dominance. Quantum computers will be able to break a lot of today’s encryption.” Another comment expresses: “Makes sense, Trump has a tendency to be in 2 different states simultaneously.” You can read the bill in its entirety on the Congress Government website. Read next Quantum computing – Trick or treat? Rigetti Computing launches the first Quantum Cloud Services to bring quantum computing to businesses Did quantum computing just take a quantum leap? A two-qubit chip by UK researchers makes controlled quantum entanglements possiblelast_img read more

Uttar Pradesh Government launches new tourism policy

first_imgBets on tourism to create 5 lakh jobs, 5,000 cr investment per yearThe Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has set an ambitious target of generating five lakh jobs every year, attracting INR 5000 crore investment and increasing the arrival of foreign tourists by 10% in Uttar Pradesh’s new tourism policy which was unveiled recently. Released by Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Tourism Minister, Uttar Pradesh the key aspect of ensuring the safety of women tourists also found a prominent mention in the policy. Another highlight is the plan to set up to 50 heritage hotels in the country’s largest state. The policy will be applicable for five years and has set a target of increasing domestic travel by 15%, and foreign tourist arrivals by 10%. “The sector will generate five lakh direct or indirect jobs and attract an investment of INR 5,000 crore per year. The new policy targets attracting one lakh additional tourists to national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in the state and also to convert 10 heritage building to heritage hotels per year. The focus will be on promotion of eco-tourism. Efforts will be made to explore local entrepreneurship avenues through execution of fairs and festivals,” Joshi said. The tourism department will create a land bank for promoting tourism in the state. Investment opportunities would be offered within 20 km of all tourist sites of 10 tourism circuits including the Ramayana circuit, Krishna-Braj circuit, Buddhist circuit, Wildlife and Ecotourism circuit, Bundelkhand circuit, Mahabharata circuit, Shakti Peeth circuit, Aadhyatmik circuit, Sufi-Kabir circuit and Jain circuit.last_img read more

Police investigating possible attempted murder

first_imgNicosia police are investigating a possible case of attempted murder following a complaint by a 32-year-old man who believed he might have been targetted while driving on Saturday.According to police, the man said that as he was driving in the Nicosia district, he became aware of two people following him on a motorbike, both wearing helmets. At some point he saw that one of the riders was pulling a gun out of his jacket.The driver pulled his car in and headed on foot to a safe place and the motorcycle continued past. However they turned around and went back a few minutes later but then continued on without making any move on the suspected target.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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