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David SaintJacques becomes fourth Canadian astronaut to complete spacewalk

first_imgLONGUEUIL, Que. – Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques has completed his first ever spacewalk.Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain accomplished the feat in six hours, 29 minutes, with no apparent issues.Saint-Jacques, 49, joins an exclusive group of astronauts by becoming just the fourth Canadian to complete such a mission and the first from the country to do so since 2007.Spacewalkers @AstroAnnimal and @Astro_DavidS make their way to the first work site today, getting accustomed to being outside the station. #AskNASA | https://t.co/cBNqC61h27 pic.twitter.com/0qpKAR0Xp8— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) April 8, 2019He and McClain officially began their spacewalk shortly after 7:30 a.m. EDT according to the U.S. space agency — about half-an-hour ahead of schedule.Their tasks included relocating a battery adaptor plate, upgrading the station’s wireless communication system and connecting jumper cables along the midpoint of the station’s main truss to give Canadarm2 an alternative power source.Saint-Jacques arrived at the space station with McClain and Oleg Kononenko of the Russian space agency, Roscosmos on Dec. 3. He is scheduled to return to Earth in June.last_img read more

Oz PM stuns exit pollsters, romps towards majority

first_imgMelbourne: Australia’s ruling conservative coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday made a “miraculous” comeback and is set to form the next government after winning most number of seats in the elections, defying exit polls which predicted a victory for the opposition Labor Party. Australians Saturday voted to elect their next parliament and prime minister, in what has been widely referred to as the climate-change election. After five weeks long election campaigning across the country, around 16 million Australians swarmed to the polling booths across the country to elect the nation’s 31st prime minister. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportA Nine-Galaxy poll released shortly before the voting stations closed in the east of the country showed a victory for the centre-left Labor party and Liberal Party-led coalition losing its bid for a third three-year term. The poll showed the Labor winning as many as 82 seats in the 151-member House of Representatives, beating the governing Liberal coalition. On Friday, media reports also endorsed Labor Party leader Bill Shorten as the best chance to end a “cycle of instability” in Australian politics. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsTo win a majority in the House of Representatives, either major party will need 76 seats. The Coalition currently holds 73 seats, while Labor has 72. Morrison cast his vote at Lilli Pilli Public School in Sydney while Shorten in Melbourne. Defying the exit polls, the early counting recorded a swing in favour of the ruling coalition, which so far won 74 seats, paving the way for Morrison to become the country’s 31st prime minister. Opposition Labor Party won 65 seats during the ongoing counting of votes. Following this, Shorten conceded defeat and said he would resign as the party leader. Addressing his disbelieving supports here, he said “Without wanting to hold out any false hope, while there are still millions of votes to count and important seats yet to be finalised, it is obvious that Labor will not be able to form the next government. “I called Scott Morrison to congratulate him… wished him good fortune and good courage in the service of our great nation. The national interest required no less,” Shorten said. So far, it is not clear whether the Coalition will govern in majority or will need partnership of independent MPs in a minority.last_img read more

Ban Kimoon deeply saddened by loss of life due to deadly Bangladeshi

12 June 2007United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his deep sadness at the loss of more than 100 lives, the injuries sustained by over 100 people and the destruction caused by the landslide and flooding impacting Chittagong, Bangladesh’s second largest city. Mr. Ban “extends his deepest condolences to the families of those who have been killed or injured in the disaster,” his spokesperson said in a statement.He added that the UN “stands ready to assist as required.”In another development, three UN agencies will assist in implementing a major five-year initiative to save lives and improve maternal and newborn health in Bangladesh.With $31.2 million in funding from the United Kingdom and the European Commission, the programme, aimed at promoting a surge in use of quality health services, will be launched next month by the Bangladeshi Government, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO).As many Bangladeshi women give birth without skilled assistance or access to lifesaving emergency care, maternal and neonatal deaths in the impoverished South Asian nation are high, estimated at 320 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births and 4,100 neonatal deaths per 100,000 live births.The project – which follows the country’s health strategy as well as efforts to meet Goals 4 and 5 of the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which endeavour to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health – targets the improvement of community health practices and increasing the demand for public services, focusing on reaching the poor and excluded.The initiative seeks to slash maternal deaths by 15 per cent and neonatal deaths by 25 per cent and save 885 mothers and 24,000 newborns during the project’s span.Beginning in four districts and eventually growing to 20, the project will put into practice innovative means to tackle delays in seeking and receiving obstetric care which can have deadly consequences. Measures to be used include voucher programmes for poor families. read more

Young Canadians see buying a house or condo as a wise investment

TORONTO — More young Canadians believe owning a home is a very good investment, according to a new RBC home ownership poll.It says 86% of those aged 25-34 believe owning a house or condo is a solid investment, up from a reading of 78% last year.RBC says that attitude is also reflected in buying intentions, with interest from the 25-34 age group rising to 41% in the latest poll compared to just 25% in 2013.The bank also says its poll reveals that while 62% of Canadians intend to buy a home with their spouse or partner, 28% Canadians say they intend to buy a home by themselves.Top factors considered by those who intend to buy this year include job stability and manageable debt.And, among those likely to buy a home within the next two years, RBC says four-in-10 will be first time homebuyers.“The increase in the number of those who feel the housing market is a good investment, as well as the number of those who intend to buy, really highlights that Canadians have no doubt in the strength of the housing market, said Erica Nielson, RBC’s vice president of home equity finance.“These findings, which are uniform across Canada, are the result of a number of factors, including job stability and having saved enough for a down payment.”The online poll of 2,591 Canadians was conducted by Ipsos Reid between February 4 and 14, 2014. read more

Shell Skimmers in Gulf begin to clean 88200 gallon spill

by Cain Burdeau, The Associated Press Posted May 12, 2016 8:37 pm MDT Last Updated May 13, 2016 at 4:05 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Shell: Skimmers in Gulf begin to clean 88,200 gallon spill NEW ORLEANS – Vessels have begun cleaning up an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after about 88,200 gallons of oil were released from a Shell flow line about 90 miles off the coast of Louisiana, the company said Friday.Shell said five boats were dispatched to clean up oil they can skim off the surface of the Gulf.Meanwhile, environmental groups said this latest spill was another example of why offshore drilling should be banned. Activists plan to hold a march in Washington, D.C., on Sunday to demand an end to drilling and used this new spill as further evidence.“It’s unacceptable that oil spills have been permitted to become the status quo in the Gulf,” said Michael Brune, the Sierra Club’s executive director, in a statement. “We have allowed the region to be perpetually treated as a sacrifice zone.”Shell did not directly respond to the complaints of environmental groups. In a statement, Kimberly Windon, a Shell spokeswoman, said, “No release is acceptable, and safety remains our priority as we respond to this incident.”Spills happen every year in the Gulf. This new spill is classified as medium in size under U.S. Coast Guard guidelines.Since 2012, there have been 147 spills and about 516,900 gallons of oil spilled in the Gulf, according to figures from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the agency that oversees drilling.But scrutiny of the offshore industry’s spills has increased since BP’s catastrophic oil spill in 2010 when an out-of-control well leaked for 87 days, releasing millions of gallons of oil. Eleven workers were killed and many more injured when the blowout of the well caused the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig to explode and sink.On Friday, Shell said it sent a remotely operated vehicle down to the seafloor to inspect where the leak came from and found a flow line as the source.The flow line was connected to four wells and Shell’s Brutus platform, which floats in seas that are about a half mile deep in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf.Shell said the leak was contained and that the wells on the site were shut in. It also said drilling at the site was stopped.BSEE, the regulatory agency, said there have been no reports of injuries. In a statement, the agency said its investigators were at the Brutus platform to find out what caused the leak. The agency said it would review Shell’s repair plans.BSEE Director Brian Salerno said the agency would assess if improvements to “subsea infrastructure technology” should be made as a result of the incident. read more

Pret A Manger was warned about six baguette allergy cases a year

Pret A Manger did not label “artisan” baguettes as containing sesame seeds despite six allergic reaction cases in the year before a teenager’s death, an inquest has heard.Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, suffered a fatal reaction to a sandwich from the outlet, which she had not realised contained the ingredient, on July 17 2016.An inquest at West London Coroner’s Court was told the packaging did not say that sesame seeds were “hidden” in the dough.On Tuesday, it emerged that a “specific warning” about the dangers of not signposting the allergen had been given to the food chain the previous year.Pret baguettes described as “posh” or “artisan” were said to contain sesame seeds, including the artichoke, olive and tapenade one that Natasha ate.A complaint log for the company showed nine cases of sesame-related allergy incidents.Four of these involved customers requiring hospital treatment, while another went to a medical centre.Six of the nine cases involved “artisan baguettes”, including one woman who contacted the law firm representing Natasha’s family after learning of her death. Natasha Ednan-Laperouse fell ill on a British Airways flight to NiceCredit:PA Nadim Ednan-Laperouse and his wife, Tanya, outside West London Coroner’s CourtCredit:Brais G. Rouco /Central Jeremy Hyam QC told the hearing that the woman had nearly died after suffering an anaphylactic reaction from sesame in the sandwich “nine months before Natasha’s death”. 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. Her father, a doctor, was present and helped prevent the episode turning fatal. She was 17 at the time.The woman’s mother contacted Pret customer services after hearing that allergy information was only available upon request, the email to Leigh Day said.”My mother expressed her alarm at this and warned that, in her opinion, other similar adverse events could easily occur,” it said.Mr Hyam said this was a “specific warning”, but Pret still failed to label sandwiches with allergy information.Questioning Jonathan Perkins, the chain’s director of risk and compliance, he said: “There was a clear concern being repeatedly raised that artisan baguettes were causing sesame seed allergy problems, which were not properly responded to by Pret.”Mr Perkins said: “We responded appropriately to each individual complaint at the time.”More than a year after the complaint, Pret changed the design of a label within its fridges that tells customers to ask staff for allergy information. Natasha Ednan-Laperouse The baguette was bought from a Pret branch in Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5Credit:PA Mr Hyam suggested on Monday that the approach lacked consistency, as Pret labelled some products “gluten free” and gives ingredient outlines on fridge shelves.He also questioned the rigour with which the fridge labels were checked by staff, producing a photo taken eight days after Natasha’s death which showed a Pret fridge without any allergy label.Mr Perkins told the inquest that such an oversight would amount to a “serious failing”.Natasha, from Fulham, south-west London, collapsed on a British Airways flight from London to Nice, on her way to a four-day break with her father and best friend.The teenager, who suffered from numerous allergies, ate a baguette bought from a Pret branch in Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5.Her father claims there was no label on the fridge at the time. The inquest is due to last until Friday. Under EU regulations, food companies are required to warn customers about allergy risks either on signs and packaging or orally, usually meaning they are told to inquire themselves.Pret chooses to deliver allergy information orally and is supposed to have stickers within fridges telling customers to ask staff members for details. The sesame seeds caused her throat to tighten and vicious red hives to flare up across her midriff, eventually triggering cardiac arrest.Two epipens were jabbed into her legs, but the symptoms did not abate and she was declared dead the same day at a hospital in Nice.Mr Perkins told the inquest: “I accept that there are a number of individuals who have had a very negative experience and tragic experience of consuming that, but I also look at all the customers and thousands of allergy sufferers who come through our doors and are able to shop safely.” Nadim Ednan-Laperouse and his wife, Tanya, outside West London Coroner's Court Pret read more

Japan to make handball revolution with Sigurdsson on the bench

← Previous Story Kasper Hvidt to end career next summer! Next Story → Small Balmazujvaros with big name Aleksandar Stojanovic Dagur Sigurdsson will leave German national team bench after World Championship 2017, according to German BILD. Icelander who made handball revolution in Germany with gold medal at Men’s EHF EURO 2016 and Olympic bronze in Rio after years of average results, decided to try some new challenges.About PSG Handball we already wrote, German sources write about Telekom Veszprem interest, but the strongest option is Japanese national team.Japan will host Olympic Games in 2020. Sigurdsson began his coaching career there as player-coach at Wakunaga Hiroshima. The Asian team qualified for the Men’s World Championship 2017 with Spaniard Antonio Carlos Ortega on the helm. KIF Kolding coach will lead Japanese guys in France. Dagur SigurdssonJapan handball read more

Internet Explorer 10 takes the lead in browser privacy

first_imgThe Windows 8 Release Preview is here, and scores of testers are busily sifting through the updated next-gen OS to see what’s changed. Microsoft spilled the beans about a few new features. One of the most surprising: Internet Explorer 10 has support for Do Not Track — and that it’s turned on by default.Advertisers, of course, are not happy about the move. The Digital Advertising Alliance had previously given the Obama White House their solemn word that they’d support the privacy standard. They would, provided it wasn’t turned on by default. Microsoft has previously backtracked on privacy issues like this — most notably when they scaled back Internet Explorer 8’s InPrivate filtering feature to appease advertisers back when the browser was being developed.But that was then and this is now, and Microsoft believes that it’s time to put control back in the hands of the users and start building trust online. Chief Privacy Officer Brendon Lynch notes in his post that some consumers may want to switch on tracking in order to receive ads that are more relevant — one benefit of tracking that’s typically mentioned by advocates. That’s fine, says Lynch, so long as it’s the consumer making the choice to open up the information stream.Did anyone see this coming? Microsoft has steadily added privacy-related features to Internet Explorer over the past three releases. In IE10, there’s now support for Do Not Track, Tracking Protection Lists (which work even when a website doesn’t support DNT), and InPrivate filtering. Has Microsoft really taken the lead when it comes to building trust in the browser?More at Microsoft and Engadgetlast_img read more

The Greek islands rightfully belong to Turkey

first_imgA teaching gaffe while commemorating the Anzac centenary had parents of Greek descent seeing red, as their kids returned home questioning their national identity, some even feeling sorry they were Greek. Unfortunately, as it turned out, this wasn’t a one-off incident.“I need some help and advice. Yesterday my son, who is in grade 6, came home and told me that they were studying Gallipoli,” a frustrated mother wrote on Facebook.“He told me that his teacher considered Mustafa Kemal a hero – as portrayed in the Russell Crowe movie last night – and that he got the Greeks out of Turkey.”“His teacher also said that the Greek islands were Turkish and that the Greeks invaded and took them over,” was the first post that sparked a storm of comments and discussion in Greek Australian Facebook groups.More parents were moved to share similar experiences, where the true historical facts regarding Gallipoli were set aside, and The Water Diviner was used as a springboard to discuss the Anzac history. The Assyrians, Armenians and Hellenes were presented as invaders of the Anatolian lands, even though they had been the area’s indigenous inhabitants, peacefully co-existing, thousands of years prior to the Turkish invasion. Not mentioning the Armenian genocide or the Asia Minor Christian Hellenes that were murdered is a huge omission in the film, which according to historians is portraying a story based on a breathtaking lack of factual evidence.“Constantinople (Istanbul), as the students were reportedly told, is also Turkish according to the movie they were prompted to watch,” another mother tells. The story told by the film was presented as valid during an argument with a Greek parent who replied to Neos Kosmos. “The teacher listed as an argument the fact that the co-writer of the screenplay, Andrew Anastasios, is of Greek descent, basing his story on a relative’s memoir,” the father stresses.Parents started researching for valid information based on actual historical events to email the teachers and schools, proving the genocide of hundreds of thousands of people – Greeks, Armenians and Kurds.“I don’t want to attack the teacher, as my son appreciates her and thinks highly of her,” a mother says.“My wish isn’t to shame anyone. I have already addressed the school presenting historical facts, waiting for an answer.“My son fears he will be embarrassed if I confront his teacher,” she adds. Emotion took over many Greek parents worried that the misleading teachings of uninformed or biased educationalists would significantly affect their children’s views regarding their national identity. Several immigrant parents, who in the eyes of their children do not hold the same education standards as their teachers do, were unable to shake-off their children’s disbelief towards their side of the story.The Greek community is heavily concerned by the frequency of predicaments involving teachers who choose to refer to movies and fictional interpretations in class, disregarding the guidelines of accuracy and the myriad of valid information out there which has been approved by the Ministry of Education and historians worldwide. In another incident – once again related to Gallipoli events which took the lives of thousands of Australians and New Zealanders – the Greeks were presented as ‘Satan’s Army’, as they are referred to by a character in the film. “It was mentioned that the Greek nation has throughout history been trying to invade and suppress neighbouring countries,” notes a member of the Greek Australian group. A comment, followed by a worrying correlation.“At some point Greece’s staggering financial state was mentioned in class, highlighting how ‘living off other nations’ struggles and capital’ will end.” Lest we forget … Russell Crowe himself said that with this film, he sought “to expand his mythology”. In any case, teachers ought to be able to discriminate between stories that evolve around fantasy presenting an implausible line of events that do not abide by the history of the Great War or any archaeological evidence for that matter. A fictional film, regardless of how emotional or artistically immaculate it may be, cannot by any means replace a documentary and shouldn’t be presented as such, especially by school teachers.*The names of the parents and schools have been withheld following requests to Neos Kosmos to protect the identity of the students involved. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

The Blade Runner Anime Prequel Is Out on Crunchyroll

first_img Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ Actor, Dies at 752019 in Sci-Fi: What Movies, Games, and TV Told Us Will Happen This Year Stay on target Blade Runner 2049 takes place 30 years after Ridley Scott’s celebrated original. That’s a lot of time to skip over. So, the director of the new film, Denis Villeneuve reached out to two artists to create shorts depicting some of the bigger events that occurred between the two films. The first two were directed by Ridley Scott’s son, Luke. “Blade Runner 2036: Nexus Dawn” gave us an origin story for Jared Leto’s character, Niander Wallace. The second, “2048: Nowhere to Run,” told us a bit more about Dave Bautista’s character, Sapper. The third and final prequel dropped today on Crunchyroll, and it might be the coolest of the three.“Blade Runner Black Out 2022” takes place only three years after the first film, and unlike Luke Scott’s two shorts, it’s animated. That’s because this short comes from director Shinichiro Watanabe, who you might know from Samurai Champloo or Cowboy Bebob a.k.a. the greatest anime of all time. (Fight me.) It’s available on Crunchyroll for free, though you’ll need a subscription if you want to watch in HD. If 480p is fine for you, no need to subscribe. If the prospect of a 16-minute short from the guy behind Cowboy Bebop set in the world of Blade Runner isn’t enough to entice you, maybe this making of trailer will do the trick.And that’s only a small glimpse of how cool this thing is. It tells the story of a rising human supremacy movement and the incident that led to the banning of Replicant production. It’s a fun, affecting short tale that is absolutely worth your time. Also, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Watanabe still knows how to animate a good fight scene. The action in this short is reminiscent of some of the best Cowboy Bebop episodes. His characters move and flow with such style. Even in the most fast-paced intricate fight scenes, the action is easy to follow. And the way he recreates Ridley Scott’s futuristic Los Angeles is just beautiful.If this short has you craving more Blade Runner, you won’t have long to wait. Blade Runner 2049 arrives in theaters October 6.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

City seeks members for salary review panel

first_imgVancouver – The city of Vancouver seeks applicants for two vacancies on its Salary Review Commission. The five-member commission reviews and adjusts salaries of the Vancouver mayor and city council every two years. The full-term vacancies begin Jan. 1, 2018 and end Dec. 31, 2021. The next salary review is scheduled for January to May 2018. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 10. To apply, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/boards.last_img

Business Resumes at Serrekunda Market

first_imgBy Mustapha JallowPeace has been restored on Wednesday-night, following eight hours of protest at the Serrekunda Market by vendors who came all out to express outrage over the untimely death of their colleague.Protesters alleged that Ousman Darboe died as a result of torture meted out to him by personnel of the Anti-Crime unit of the Police Force. However, this claim was shrugged off by Gorgi Mboob, head of the Anti-Crime Unit. He told Q TV that Darboe was held by his men, but was subsequently released on bail. He added that Darboe had reported to the Unit twice in accordance with his bail condition.Shops, stores and other local petty trading centers including the ‘Sandika’ were shut down on Wednesday due to the confrontation between vendors and police. However, on Thursday, business returned to normal. The ‘Tobaski Wanterr’ sale was going on and people were seen coming to buy from the vendors. Also, armed security personnel were seen patrolling the market. The traffic has also resumed as private and commercial vehicles were seen plying the Westfield – Tipper Garage highway.Seven personnel of the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) armed with batons and 3 soldiers carrying rifles were seen patrolling the market.Omar Ceesay, a mobile phone trader said the standoff between the Police and the youth resulted in a loss of income for the vendors. He added: “I did not go home with any single penny (dalasis).‘‘When such incidence occurs, criminals join protesters with the sole intention of looting and stealing people’s properties,’’ the 29-year-old told Foroyaa.He said: ‘There should be dialogue during such types of conflict because if you want to use force against the unarmed protesters, you will end up worsening the situation.”Fatou Jallow, a grocer said peace has been restored and business has resumed after the intervention of Halifa Sallah, the member for Serrekunda and Deputy Chief of Defence Staff General Yakubu Drammeh. She expressed her satisfaction with the way the tension between the protesters and the security forces was diffused by the intervention of the duo.‘‘When the tension started to escalate, I and my friends packed and ran for safety so that some of the protesters will not rob us of our money. They were violent. I rely on petty trade to feed myself and family, pay rent, buy clothes and pay school fees for my children,’’ the businesswoman said.Ms Fatou concluded by calling on both vendors and security officers to engage in dialogue with a view to find a solution to the problemKaddi Cham-Barry, a consumer who comes all the way from ‘Bundung’ to buy goods, said she cancelled her transaction and ran away during the tension.last_img read more

Bielsa reveals the day Guardiola praised his knowledge

first_imgDuring his presentation with the EFL, Marcelo Bielsa revealed the time when Pep Guardiola recognized his capacity to store knowledge after a game.After knowing how obsessive Marcelo Bielsa can really get with studying his rivals, it’s fair to say that this is a special kind of manager and it’s easier to understand why Pep Guardiola keeps the Argentine in such high regard.There have been countless times in which the Manchester City manager has spoken about how amazing Marcelo Bielsa really is as a football scholar, but nobody had a clear idea until what we all found out today in regards to his methods.Making his players study each and every one of their rivals match by match, in a four-hour session per video analysis is something that only Marcelo could come up with.These practices are not new for him, as he did the exact same thing when he faced Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona when he had the opportunity to coach Athletic Club Bilbao.When Bielsa’s boys faced the mighty Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final, the Argentine manager made them study the Catalan club thoroughly but they still weren’t able to crack the code.Guardiola’s squad defeated them 3-0, which in Marcelo’s eyes meant that all that information was completely lost.Marcelo Bielsa es tapa en Inglaterra. “Vive y deja espiar”, dice The Daily Telegraph. pic.twitter.com/saiIdrjRLy— TyC Sports (@TyCSports) January 16, 2019During that long press conference in which Bielsa revealed his methods to prepare matches for their players, he dropped that anecdote in which he spoke with Pep Guardiola after losing 3-0 in the Copa del Rey final.The response from Pep after realizing how much time Marcelo had invested in studying the Catalan club, was something that not even the Argentine was expecting.“When I was a coach of Athletic Bilbao we played Barcelona in [the Copa del Rey] final and we lost 3-0,” said Bielsa via Four Four Two.“[After the match] I gave all the information I had on Barcelona to Pep Guardiola. Guardiola had a look at it and he told me ‘you know more about Barcelona than me!’.”“I do this analysis to ease my anxiety, but it was useless information because they scored three goals.” “We watch all the games of 2018-19 of each opponent,” he added.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“We watched the 51 games of Derby County. They’ve played a 4-3-3 [formation] 49.9 percent of the season… we use this to understand the system and why and when they change the system during a game.”“The analysis of each game takes four hours of work. Why do we do that? Because we think it is professional behavior.”Marcelo Bielsa no renuncia. Llamó a esta conferencia de prensa para que “el tema del espia no acapare la conferencia de mañana previa a la fecha del fin de semana”. “Tal vez no sepa ingles pero se todo de cada uno de nuestros rivales”. pic.twitter.com/WrE5DDTawg— Christian Martin (@askomartin) January 16, 2019To be fair, when the Leeds United manager called for a press conference, most of the media believed it would be to present his resignation and apologize for the acusations made against him.It’s fair to say that absolutely nobody expected the surreal explanation he offered, and nobody thought he would confess to even more cases of football espionage on his behalf.Marcelo does claim that these practices may been regarded as wrong, but he also claims that he doesn’t consider them to be illegal in any way.Recording full matches of their opponents is in no way prohibited by the EFL, if they act against Bielsa with this basis, the manager should be okay and no sanction should come his way.In a sense, all Bielsa did with this presentation was to brag about his very meticulous methods to prepare his players for matches.They don’t call Marcelo Bielsa “El Loco” for nothing, the man does have a loose screw on his head as he proved it today with these new revelations.¡No tiene desperdicio! Marcelo Bielsa habló con determinación en la conferencia al explicar las razones por las que mirá las prácticas de los rivales. pic.twitter.com/kvnFn6OsKJ— SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) January 16, 2019What do you think about Marcelo Bielsa’s methods to study his rivals, to you agree or disagree and why? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Magazine Vancouver is a great place to retire

first_imgThe July/August issue of Where to Retire magazine will feature Vancouver as a top place for retirees to spend their golden years.Many of Vancouver’s amenities are ones sought by retirees, said Annette Fuller, the magazine’s editor.“Snuggled against the Columbia River, Vancouver boasts a number of lakes and waterways and a skyline dominated by mountains. Several nature trails provide access to nearby wetlands and wildlife habitats, and a variety of golf courses are open to the public. Plus, the city has some of the best gardening weather in the nation,” Fuller said.Where to Retire magazine, launched in 1992, is published six times a year and features four cities in each issue, Fuller said.“We don’t rank cities,” Fuller said. “It’s such an individual decision. It’s impossible for us to say Vancouver is the No. 1 destination for every retiree out there.”The retirees who spoke with the magazine about Vancouver said they had been warned about gray skies and rain, but found the weather to be fine and appreciated the nearly year-round growing season.“On so many polls for what matters to retirees, gardening shows up pretty high,” Fuller said.Retirees in Vancouver appreciate the lack of income tax in Washington combined with sales tax-free shopping across the Columbia River in Oregon, Fuller said.The cities selected by the magazine for profiles don’t necessarily have a high percentage of retirees, she said.In fact, Clark County is slightly below the U.S. and state average for the population 60 and older, said Scott Bailey, a regional labor economist for the state Employment Security Department.last_img read more

Cisco Indias revenues cross 1 billion company plans to launch new projects

first_imgIndia is all set to become one of the top four markets for technology giant Cisco over the next few years, having earned over $1 billion in revenues already. The growth can be attributed to a strong growth in government and enterprise business.”If you look at our business performance over the last couple of years, our business is over a USD 1 billion in India. Last year, it grew over 20 per cent,” Chuck Robbins, Cisco CEO was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India. Read: Will Cisco’s 5,500 job cuts affect India business?The CEO further said that $49 billion firm having workforce of 11,000 employees in India, will continue to invest and launch new projects in the South Asian nation. “India is already among our top five markets, absolutely. There are ways to look at it,” Robbins added.Apart from India, the San Jose-based firm’s other leading markets include the US, China and Japan.Dinesh Malkani, Cisco President India and SAARC told the agency that in the next few years, India will be in the top three or four markets (in terms of revenues). He also affirmed that the growth could be achieved before 2020.Earlier during the year, Cisco had committed $100 million to be spent over next two years including $40 million to fund early and growth stage companies in the country. In addition, the funding would be utilised to train around 2.5 lakh student over the next four years.In other news, Cisco will start manufacturing operations in Pune from early 2017, which would make India the 12th country to house a production unit after US, Mexico, China, Brazil and Malaysia, PTI added.Cisco is an American multinational corporation technology firm, which designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment across the world. The company reported its global revenue of $12.6 billion for the quarter that ended on June 30, 2016 even as its overall revenues fell by two percent. The company’s India operations have reportedly witnessed nine straight quarters of growth starting from the fourth quarter of the financial year 2013-14.last_img read more

Officials to change mindset of maintaining secrecy Inu

first_imgInformation minister Hasanul Haq Inu is addressing the inaugural function of a workshop at the conference room of Information Commission in the city`s Sher-E-Bangla Nagar area on Sunday. Photo: PIDInformation minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Sunday urged the government officials to change their mindset of maintaining secrecy and ensure free flow of information for making a bridge between the government and people.”You should change your behaviour and work strategy to implement the Right to Information (RTI) Act-2009 to make a bridge between the government and people through ensuring free flow of information,” the minister said.Inu was addressing the inaugural function of a workshop at the conference room of Information Commission in the city’s Sher-E-Bangla Nagar area.Information Commission organised the workshop on implementation of the RTI Act-2009 for the top government officials with chief information commissioner (CIC) Martuza Ahmed in the chair.Information secretary Abdul Malek addressed the inaugural function as the special guest while information commissioner Nepal Chandra Sarker was present in the function, among others.Addressing the workshop, Inu said enactment of RTI Act-2009 was a time befitting initiative of prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s government after assuming the office in 2009 that has empowered the people.Urging the government officials to help the government in making policies, the minister said, “You (government officials) should not only perform your routine works or implement the government’s decisions. But you should also help the government in making different policies”.He also urged the officials to become genuine public servants making the administration transparent and accountable by implementing the RTI Act in their respective offices.Criticising the role of media in publishing reports on anti-narcotic drives, Inu urged the journalists not to term the casualties of the drive as extra judiciary killings, saying that the people were killed in gunfights with members of the law enforcement agencies.Martuza Ahmed urged the government officials to change their conservative mentality in disclosing information and take different initiatives to implement the RTI Act.Top government officials, including director generals of different directorates and departments affiliated to different ministries took part in the workshop.last_img

Unfiltered Martin Begins New Chapter of Broadcasting Career

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFROIn 1970 when the legendary activist and performer Gil Scott Heron recorded his classic “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” he probably didn’t understand the prophecy those lyrics would have today. Almost 50 years later journalist, commentator, and activist Roland Martin continues making his mark by distributing a brand of information on a digital platform where his reporting stays relevant, away from conventional broadcast media’s handcuffs.Without the boundaries of mainstream media, his new digital TV show “Unfiltered” attacks issues with more ferocity than ever. After building a successful cable TV audience on TV One’s “NewsOne Now” despite its cancellation, Martin remains able to satisfy his community of millennial news consumers via social media broadcasts which streams daily on Facebook, Periscope, and YouTube amongst other platforms.  While he continues to advocate for education, political literacy and economic empowerment, Martin challenges all sides of the political and social spectrum and is not encumbered by ratings and corporate broadcasting’s boundaries.Roland Martin is doing activist journalism without the backing of a large news organization. (Photo by Mark F. Gray)“We’ve got to fund our own freedom,” Martin told the AFRO.  “Black folks are always talking about this or that show just got cancelled and we don’t have any news on BET or TVOne.  We need to be able to have our own shows and digital allows us do that.”The digital platform has given Martin a chance to become an outspoken advocate for charter schools.  He used the recent 2018 Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference, held in Washington, D.C., as the place to introduce the inaugural #BringTheFunk awards which honored the pioneers of charter schools and political leaders around the country.  It was the first time that charter schools had a forum during the CBC’s events.Martin is an advocate of education in all forms and recognizes the synergy between charter and public schools in urban areas.  His journalistic advocacy is helping debunk some the myths associated with the alternative to conventional education.“There are multiple ways we can educate children,” Martin said.  “The charter school allows us to control our own destiny. That means you control curriculum, staffing, budgets and the money. It puts you in place to make fundamental changes in the education of your community. The problem is when we’re not teaching our kids to critically think but when we’re teaching them to take tests all day.”Part of Martin’s appeal is his ability to communicate politics in simple verbiage that plays to the millennial news consumer.   The social media distribution of his program makes it easier to connect with a younger voting base about a political process that has left many alienated approaching November’s midterm elections.“You have to make it plain for people and explain how government impacts your life,” Martin says.  “It doesn’t matter if you’re young, middle-aged, or older you have to tie in what people care about and get them to see why the race matters.  What we’ve got to do is ask people what is important to you and then show them how politics has a direct correlation into the issues of their lives.”Martin isn’t apologetic about holding African Americans accountable for their missteps either. He has been a critic of everyone from Wendy Williams to Omarosa and most recently Serena Williams at the U.S. Open.“Things could’ve been handled different,” Martin adds. “It’s unfortunate but she lost her focus and the bottom line is the rules are the rules.”Now that Martin is unfiltered on a digital place he doesn’t have to follow the rules anymore.last_img read more

Legends of soulful music

first_imgOne of the most versatile exponents of the Delhi Gharana, Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan opened the second evening of the Delhi Classical Music Festival on October 18, followed by a soul-stirring performance by legendary violinist Dr N Rajam. Organized by the Department of Art, Culture & Languages, Govt. of Delhi and Sahitya Kala Parishad, the five-day festival is being held at the Kamani Auditorium. The event is hosting a series of exponents of different classical music traditions – vocalists, sitar players, veena vadaks, violanists to santoor maestros – all the one stage.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe ‘Khalifa’ or Custodian of the Delhi Gharana and an active promoter of the Hazrat Amir Khusrau tradition of Indian music, Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan is known worldwide for the versatility of his vocal expression. On the other hand, Dr N Rajam is a veteran violinist who is the pioneer of the revolutionary Gayaki Ang.“Hindustani classical music has a rich repertoire of traditions and gharanas, each of which has contributed a unique style and tributary to the country’s musical culture. Over the centuries, our classical music has enriched itself by incorporating different traditions and by intermingling of regional as well as international subtexts. Indian classical music is a true representative of our rich identity and the Delhi Classical Music Festival is a wonderful representation of this richness,” said Pt Jasraj who had opened the first evening of the festival on October 17. “Contrary to popular perception, our classical music is not losing out to the modern pop culture. This is validated when we see bright young artists eager to master the art and spread it around the world. Events like the Delhi Classical Music help expand the reach of our young virtuosos and encourage more young musical talents to take up the art. It is a great pleasure to perform before Delhi’s discerning audience,” said Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, the Grammy award winning player of the Mohan Veena. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveKalpini Komkali, a talented vocalist who is the daughter of the legendary Pandit Kumar Gandharva performed on the third day of the festival, followed by the Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.The fourth evening on October 20 witnessed the performances by vocalist duo – Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan & Ustad Jawaad Ali Khan – and Flautist Pt Ronu Majumdar, who is one of the finest flute players of his generation. Ustad Rashid Khan, an exponent of the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana, will open the today’s evening of the festival, which will draw to a close with the performance of Santoor maestro Pt Satish Vyas.Gharana, will open the today’s evening of the festival, which will draw to a close with the performance of Santoor maestro Pt Satish Vyas.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | January 03, 2011 Radiopharmaceutical Product Receives Positive Opinion in Europe Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  January 3, 2011 – A registered radiopharmaceutical product has received a positive opinion for the mutual recognition of the initial French authorization in 12 European Union concerned member states. The opinion concens IBA’s Dopacis (18F-Fluorodopa).This is the final step in the application process before marketing authorizations are granted by the national health authorities of the EU concerned member states.It is currently approved for use in France in positron emission tomography (PET) for indications in neurology and oncology. Specifically, it is used for the differential diagnosis of extrapyramidal symptoms linked to Parkinson’s disease and for diagnosing neuroendocrine tumors. PET is a non-invasive method used in molecular imaging to visualize biological processes for the early detection and real-time monitoring of diseases. The company expects to obtain marketing approvals in the EU concerned member states in 2011. For more information: www.iba-molecular.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read morelast_img read more