October 17, 2019

Miami Open: Agut eliminates Djokovic

first_imgMiami: Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut, ranked 25th in the world, became the surprise of the ninth day at the Miami Open Masters 1000, overcoming the world number one Serbian Novak Djokovic 1-6, 7-5 and 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals. Djokovic, 31, who was looking to get his seventh title in the Masters 1000’s most important tournament of the season in the US, saw Bautista Agut, who this year had already beaten him in Doha, overcome a setback in the first set on Tuesday night, in just 35 minutes, to then lead the greatest comeback so far in the tournament. Bautista Agut, took two hours and 30 minutes on the new court at the Hard Rock Stadium, with a break of 40 minutes due to rain, to achieve his third victory, second in a row, in the 10 duels he has played with Djokovic (7-3), reports Efe news. The Spaniard, 30, will play in the quarter-final against US’ John Isner, seventh seed, and current defending champion of the tournament, who won 7-6 (5) and 7-6 (3) against the nineteenth seeded England’s Kyle Edmun. In the first set against Djokovic, Bautista Agut began with very poor tennis, full of unforced errors and without a consistent serve, so that the Serb could overwhelm him in just 35 minutes. Djokovic showed his best performance with a powerful and safe serve, as well as placing the right shots for which the Spanish tennis player had no answers. But the story changed in the second set. Bautista Agut rediscovered his best level of play and responded firmly in the exchange to reach a 5-4 when the rain came, and with it the temporary suspension. The stoppage favored the Spanish tennis player, who focused his game even more and even though Djokovic had a breakpoint at 5-5 after the rain, the world number one failed to react in time and lost the set to the Spaniard, who tied the duel at 1 set each.last_img read more

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Motorcyclist injured in crash

A 67-year-old Tillsonburg man was flown to hospital with serious injuries after crashing his motorcycle into the back of a parked dump truck Thursday afternoon.The Norfolk OPP said the collision took place a little after 3 p.m. near Port Rowan.Police said the man was going east on Front Road and, when he rounded the corner, ran into the back of the truck, which was parked off the shoulder of the road on a private driveway.“We’re asking people to please slow down and pay attention. … If you’re unfamiliar with the area – the roadways – please slow down, take your time and expect the unexpected and have your head on a swivel,” Norfolk OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk said.The man suffered serious injuries and was flown to a hospital, Sanchuk said, adding the man  was conscious following the collision.67 yr old #motorcycle rider air lifted by @ornge after crashing into back of parked dump truck. Please #SlowDown and #PayAttention. @NorfolkCountyCA @NorfolkCoFire @NorfolkEMS #NorfolkOPP ^es https://t.co/aYocLqlMfB— OPP West (@OPP_WR) May 30, 2019 read more

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Stornoway Diamond gets final environmental approvals for Renard project

Stornoway Diamond gets final environmental approvals for Renard project MONTREAL – Stornoway Diamond Corp. (TSX:SWY) has received a positive environmental assessment decision for its Renard Diamond Project in the James Bay region.The company says the project now has all of the major Quebec and federal government permits required to begin construction.The approval came just 18 months after it filed its assessment, Stornoway said.It hopes to the open the Renard mine road, a permanent access to the project, later this year.Stornoway also says it has named Martin Boucher to the role of vice-president of sustainable development.The Renard Diamond Project is located about 250 kilometres north of the Cree community of Mistissini and 350 kms north of Chibougamau in the James Bay region of north-central Quebec.It has probable mineral reserves of 17.9 million carats, with a further 17.5 million carats classified as inferred mineral resources, and 23.5 to 48.5 million carats classified as non-resource exploration upside. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 16, 2013 11:46 am MDT read more

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Look for deals as Target gets ready to liquidate

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Feb 4, 2015 4:15 pm MDT Starting this week, you can expect to score some major deals at your local Target as the liquidation process gets underway.The company says sales will start at 30 per cent off and one retail expert says it could go as high as 70 per cent off.Raymond Shoolman with DIG 360 adds when you go into a Target, keep in mind, every employee is losing their job.“I don’t expect the customer service to be great and I don’t think consumers should too. I think they should go in there and try to get the best price they can for a product that they want.They are going to pay at the cash register and leave and not expect a lot of smiling faces.”If you’re unsure about taking advantage of a big sale even though people are being let go, Shoolman feels there is no ethical dilemma and you don’t really need to feel bad.“I think it’s a business decision. They’re going out of business, they’re closing their stores. I think it’s the public’s right to go and take advantage of an opportunity. It’s obviously very, very sad but I don’t see it as an ethical question really.”Some mall landlords were in court this morning in Toronto, concerned that Target’s liquidation sale would tarnish the image of their malls and take away business from other stores who are either renting space or thinking about renting space.Many Target’s have already stopped carrying some grocery items like milk, eggs and frozen foods. The company will also be selling off its shelving, fixtures and equipment.This entire process is expected to be finished around by mid-May. Look for deals as Target gets ready to liquidate Raymond Shoolman|shopping|target read more

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Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer stresses 4 to 6 A to

Coach Urban Meyer stands on the sidelines during a game against San Diego. OSU won, 42-7.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorAside from the shoulder pads and helmets popping against each other, coaches yelling out orders or the shrill of whistles, there’s been one phrase that has echoed throughout the Woody Hayes Athletic Center during Ohio State spring practice.“4 to 6, A to B.”The phrase has seemingly become second nature to the Buckeyes, as coach Urban Meyer works to give his program’s culture a facelift throughout the spring football season.“We have a mantra, we have a culture that I want to make sure we don’t lose,” Meyer said after his team’s first spring practice March 4. “What I’m looking for is simplicity, and 4 to 6 and A to B. If you can’t give us that, then we gotta move on and get another player that will.”The mantra of playing hard for four to six seconds, and rushing hard during a play from one direct point to another, is so important to OSU’s football coach that he mentioned it four times March 4, in what was his first press conference since the Buckeyes’ 40-35 loss to Clemson in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 3.It’s been such a big part of the culture change for OSU so far in 2014 that the words continue to trickle down across the roster and coaching staff.“It’s going to be about 4 to 6, A to B. That’s what we’re going to be about,” assistant head coach and defensive line coach Larry Johnson said March 27 when asked about his unit specifically. “We’re going to work as hard as we can in 4 to 6 seconds, and go from point A to point B as fast as we can.”The coaching staff preaches the phrase in nearly every interview session during spring ball, establishing the assertion time and again.“I know you guys are getting tired of hearing ‘power of the unit’ and ‘4 to 6 seconds,’ but here’s reality: If that’s what is truly important, and it becomes important to our players that 11 guys show up at the ball and it doesn’t matter really which number gets there first … then it’s really, really important,” cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs said to reporters after practice April 3.Meyer said he knew he and his staff had work to do to shore some things up on the team — particularly at defending the pass, as the team gave up an average of 268 yards per game through the air, good for 112th in the country — to even have a chance at success in 2014. And fixing the mistakes that cost them begins with that one simple phrase.“I don’t want a team that’s scared to make mistakes. I don’t want a team that’s thinking,” Meyer said March 4. “I want a team that goes 4 to 6 seconds, and when they put their foot on the ground, it’s A to B, it’s fast and it’s as hard as you go.”Aside from the loss to the Tigers in the Orange Bowl, OSU also fell to Michigan State Dec. 7 in the Big Ten Championship Game, 34-24, crushing the chances it had of competing for the national title.The back-to-back losses are the first for Meyer in his tenure as OSU coach, after ripping off 24 straight wins since arriving in Columbus in 2012. With nearly eight months for that feeling to sit and ruminate in his and his team’s minds before the Buckeyes have another chance to line up against an opponent, it’s clear he wants things to change.“Urban has set the tone very clearly, nothing else matters,” Coombs said. “4 to 6 seconds, point A to point B, all of us doing the same thing, going as hard as we can and the kids have bought into that.“And they’re not allowed to not buy into it, to be perfectly honest with you. It’s not an option. It is the way it’s going to be.”With the annual Spring Game at Ohio Stadium as the last scheduled, organized practice before fall camp, Meyer stressed the importance of adhering to the play-hard culture.“I want to make sure that culture’s out there,” Meyer said. “There’s never been a team, in 27 years of coaching, that team that didn’t play the hardest, didn’t win the game. Lack of execution and lack of technique — you can overcome that with incredible effort. You can’t overcome lack of effort with great technique. It doesn’t happen. At some point you’ll fail … These kids have heard that nonstop from the coaching staff.”The spring game is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Ohio Stadium.The season opener against Navy is scheduled for Aug. 30 at noon in Baltimore at M&T Bank Stadium. read more

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Prince Harry pays tribute to Prince Charles fight to save environment and

Prince Harry, center left, and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, center right, arrive at the Australian Geographic Society Awards, in Sydney The Duke of Sussex has paid loving public tribute to his father, in a speech in which he credits him for fighting to save the environment even when it fell on “deaf ears”. The duke, speaking at the Australian Geographic Awards in Sydney, shared a series of prescient words from a “well-known conservationist” dating back to 1970, before revealing to the audience that they had been spoken by the Prince of Wales. Saying the world must now act “urgently” to “stop the clock on the destruction of our planet”, he signalled the cross-generational campaign now at the centre of the Royal family’s work. “My father and others have been speaking about the environment for decades – not basing it on fallacy or new-age hypothesis, but rooted in science and facts, and the sobering awareness of our environmental vulnerability,” the duke said.”And while those speeches would sometimes fall on deaf ears, he and others were unrelenting in their commitment to preserve the most valuable resource we have – our planet.”But let that be a cautionary tale. We are all here tonight because we care deeply about using the world’s resources wisely and safeguarding them for future generations.”The duke, who is expecting his first child in the spring, added: “I am certain we are more aware of the need for this balance now, than ever before. “The idea that these are the next generation’s problems is not a view we can accept.” Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive at the Australian Geographic Society Awards in Sydney. Chrissie Goldrick, editor in chief of Australian Geographic, is seen on the right in the light dressCredit:Joel Carrett/AFP She described him as “a passionately committed conservationist” and said that while in Australia he had made “the most of your popularity, your influence and your undoubted charisma to draw attention to a range of issues close to your own heart”.She added: “When people like Your Royal Highnesses, held in such affection by so many, when you speak, people listen… You can change hearts and minds.”The duke and duchess, who arrived late at the ceremony because of the delayed flight from Tonga, were there to present two awards. Prince Harry, center left, and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, center right, arrive at the Australian Geographic Society Awards, in SydneyCredit:Joel Carrett/AAP After its launch, she said, “the Queen quickly lent her enthusiasm and her support to this initiative. It is an ambitious initiative. It seeks to offer greater protection to the world’s native forests, and seeks to regenerate those that have degraded or pulled down. So far 42 countries of the 53 that comprise the modern Commonwealth have added over 90 projects to the canopy in a very short time. It is an idea that has really taken off.”She also described how Harry was a member of the South Pole club. “That is usually quite an exclusive club, except when you are at an Australian Geographic Society event. There are lots of people who have been to the South Pole!” Presenting awards to the scientists, academics and innovators already working to protect the environment, he concluded: “I am confident that positive and permanent change is on the horizon.”Young people now innately understand far better than previous generations that we simply cannot continue to destroy our natural world, without facing major, irreversible consequences.”And they understand that many of the solutions we need to tackle these issues can be found by working together and empowering communities to come up with long-lasting, sustainable solutions.”It is going to take every single one of us to stop the clock on the destruction of our planet, and time is not on our side.”The standard we walk past, is the standard we accept.  It’s time to take personal responsibility and realise what a privilege it is for us to live alongside nature.”Editor in Chief of Australian Geographic, Chrissie Goldrick, said: “‘This [the environment] runs in the family. “Not only we have got Prince Harry out here, speaking on behalf of the environment in a powerful way, he’s not pulling any punches on his messages, but we also have Prince Charles, a long term environmentalist from back in the 1970s and now we have the Queen who is behind the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project in a major way.  “You have got the three generations of that family stepping up for the environment. “They really do  have a power to help people focus. I can’t believe we are still arguing about climate change. “So when you get people like that ho are not politicians or states people or scientists out there giving that message then people step up and take notice.”As they left the ballroom , where the awards were taking place, to meet the winners, the Duchess was clutching a toy wombat that she had been given for her unborn baby.She was also given a ‘numbat’, a small long-trailed marsupial native to Western Australia. There are fewer numbats in the world than Great Pandas.Queen honoured for ‘outstanding contribution’ to conservationThe Queen was honoured last night with a special award for conservation for her initiative to highlight the plight of the world’s forests.The award, for her “outstanding contribution” to global conservation was accepted on her behalf by the Duke of Sussex at an awards ceremony in Sydney.The award, by the Australian Geographic Society, recognises the impact of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, an initiative launched in 2015.Chrissie Goldrick, editor in chief of Australian Geographic, said that the Queen had offered “vital leadership” to a project that “aims to tackle deforestation on a global scale”. The duke presented the award for Young Adventurer of the Year to Jade Hameister. Now 17, she skied to the North Pole aged 14, became the youngest woman to cross Greenland a year later, and this year completed a 37-day journey to the South Pole. She is the youngest person to complete the polar hat-trick.The duchess presented the award for Young Conservationist of the Year to Sophia Skarparis. Aged 15, she started a petition this year to ban plastic bags in New South Wales, which led to a meeting with the state premier and her petition being debated in the NSW Parliament this week.Sign up for Your Royal Appointment – for everything you need to know about the Royal Family, direct to your inbox each week. Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive at the Australian Geographic Society Awards in Sydney. Chrissie Goldrick, editor in chief of Australian Geographic, is seen on the right in the light dress read more

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MPI introduces modern data collection technology

The efficiency of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure will soon be significantly improved by the acquisition of a new computerised system that can quickly and accurately collect pavement and asset data.The Ministry recently introduced this computerised system in a bid to improve its data collection capabilities. The new system, ROMDAS (Road Measurement Data Acquisition System) is the most up-to-date technology used to collect data on roadways, and its introduction to Guyana will see significant improvements in the micro planning of road projects.The Ministry of Public Infrastructure recently introduced ROMDAS, a modern computerised software aimed at improving data collection. Photo shows the ROMDAS data collection technology outfitted on a Ministry of Public Infrastructure vehicleThis is according to Mr. Patrick Thompson, the Ministry’s Chief Transport Planning Officer, who said that the system has “tremendous potential” to improve the planning and decision making of road maintenance and rehabilitation works.According to a GINA report, he explained that the decision to introduce the system at the Ministry came in light of issues encountered over the years with the sustainability of data collection procedures. He said, following the identification of this problem, the decision was made to look into available technologies and decide which would be best suited for Guyana’s needs.The ROMDAS technology is used in approximately 60 countries around the world, with four countries in Latin America currently utilizing this New Zealand developed technology.“One of our fundamental problems in the Ministry is the absence of accessible data. The absence of reliable data often results in poor planning and decision making; data is essentially the reality of the situation in numbers,” Mr. Thompson explained. He continued, “Too many times we have found ourselves estimating or guessing in the absence of reliable data; now, we can make firm, irrefutable future decisions in the road sector if this technology is optimally utilised.”He noted that the system utilizes a number of laser sensors, a bumper integrator, GPS and a right of way camera to carry out automatic crack and defect measurements, pavement roughness measurements, mobile mapping of the road corridor and  travel time and congestion surveys.Among other things, the Ministry hopes to use the ROMDAS equipment to create a geo-referenced database of Guyana’s primary and secondary road network within the next 12 months.The technology’s video logging feature will improve the Ministry’s asset management capabilities and allow for more effective road safety interventions in the future.In a bid to maximise the technology’s use, 12 persons from the Ministry and one final year student from the University of Guyana undertook a 10-day training conducted by Mr. Krishna Jammalamadaka, the Director of Research and Development of ROMDAS, New Zealand.  The training included both the theoretical, practical and safety instructions required to optimize the use of the technology. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNew landing equipment for CJIA in 2020July 23, 2019In “latest news”Cabinet grants no objection for new $235M EPA building, othersJanuary 3, 2017In “latest news”73 new streetlights installed along Diamond access roadJune 6, 2016In “latest news” read more

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Kapture wristband continuously records last 60 seconds of audio tap it to

first_imgEver had someone say something to you and wish you had recorded it? It’s kind of tough to do that after the fact, but Matthew Dooley and Mike Sarow believe they have solved the problem with a device that is continuously recording the last 60 seconds of audio. All they need now is the funding to make it happen.What Dooley and Sarow have created is an audio recording device that sits on your wrist called the Kapture wristband. It’s only job is to store the last 60 seconds of audio while giving you the option at any time to save those 60 seconds. So if someone says something memorable, funny, or important, you can tap the Kapture and have it saved forever.There’s just enough storage on board the Kapture to save that continuous stream of audio for 60 seconds. When you choose to save an audio clip it gets transferred to your smartphone and the associated smartphone app. That means Kapture can continue recording immediately and the cost of the device is kept to a minimum. And once an audio clip is on your smartphone you can name it, tag it, and share it with whoever you wish.In order to get Kapture into production the duo requires $150,000 and have therefore turned to Kickstarter to raise the funds. 250 early adopters could secure a Kapture for $75, but all those slots are gone. The true price of the device is $99 for the Black/White version. Other colors will cost you between $110 and $125 depending on what color you want.The design is quite retro and the size, while relatively big for what it does, is still something you’ll easily forget you’re wearing. It’s also got a 24 hour battery life so you can go a whole day before it needs a charge. The one feature I’d like to see added? A micro SD card allowing for extended recording and no need for a smartphone. Maybe that will happen in a future model if this initial Kapture gets funded.last_img read more

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Two Defence Forces members located after terror attack at Mali hotel

first_img Share21 Tweet Email By Daragh Brophy Source: Baba AhmedIn 2012 Mali’s north fell under the control of jihadist groups linked to Al-Qaeda who hijacked an ethnic Tuareg-led rebel uprising, though the Islamists were largely ousted by a French-led military operation in January 2013.But jihadists have continued to mount numerous attacks on civilians and the army, as well as on French and UN forces still stationed there.The unrest has continued despite a 2015 peace deal between the government and Tuareg-led rebels offering partial autonomy to the north.Yesterday’s attack is the latest in a series of high-profile assaults in north and west Africa, targeting locals and tourists.The United Nations has a 12,000-strong force in Mali known as MINUSMA, which began operations in 2013.It has been targeted constantly by jihadists, with dozens of peacekeepers killed, including five on Saturday.The European Union launched a training mission –  EUTM Mali – for Malian armed forces in 2013.Currently, 18 Irish personnel are serving with the mission. Seven Irish personnel occupy staff appointments in the mission Headquarters in Bamako.Eleven Irish personnel are based in Koulikoro Training Centre, around 60km from the capital.A report on yesterday’s incident will be compiled by the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, the Minister of State with responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe confirmed in a statement.“Every effort is made to ensure the safety of our personnel on overseas missions, but given the inherent instability in the environments in which they operate, risk cannot be fully eliminated,” Kehoe’s statement said.He added that “any support which may be required by Defence Forces personnel in Mali and their families following the incident will be made available”.Includes reporting by © – AFP, 2017Read: At least one killed in London ‘terror incident’ outside mosque >Read: UK seeks deal ‘like no other in history’ as Brexit talks kick off  > 27,224 Views 7 Comments Jun 19th 2017, 2:00 PM https://jrnl.ie/3451378 United Nations armoured personnel vehicles stationed with an ambulance outside Campement Kangaba, in the aftermath of the attack. Source: Baba AhmedNearby residents had first reported the attack after hearing shots while smoke billowed into the air, with at least one building ablaze.“It is a jihadist attack. Malian special forces intervened,” Security Minister Salif Traore told AFP yesterday. In an update today the government said 36 hostages had been freed, with another five suspected jihadists in custodyThe special forces were supported by UN soldiers and French counter-terrorism troops.A witness interviewed on local television ORTM said he saw a man arrive on a motorcycle who “started shooting at the crowd” followed by “two or three people” who came in another vehicle.The landlocked west African country has been fighting a jihadist insurgency for several years, with Islamist fighters roaming the north and centre of Mali.center_img Two Defence Forces members located after terror attack at Mali hotel Two EU workers were killed in the attack on a hotel on the edge of the capital Bamako. Two members of the Defence Forces had been at Le Campement Hotel when the attack occurred. They have subsequently returned to the European Union Training Mission’s Headquarters in Bamako. Updated at 3pm  TWO MEMBERS OF the Irish Defence Forces who were at a hotel in Mali that was attacked by suspected jihadists have been located and have returned to their local base, it was confirmed this morning.Attackers crying “Allahu Akbar” stormed the resort on the edge of the capital Bamako yesterday, briefly seizing more than 30 hostages and leaving at least two people dead.The assault on the Kangaba Le Campement resort comes after a similar strike less than two years ago on a luxury hotel in Bamako, which lies in the south of the troubled country.Four assailants were killed by security forces, according to Mali’s government. It was confirmed today that the two civilians killed were both working for the EU.“Unfortunately, I can confirm that there were two victims among our European Union colleagues, a Malian woman and a Portuguese man,” EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said.A statement from the Defence Forces released this morning said:All members of the Defence Forces have been located following a terrorist attack at Le Campement Hotel in Dougourakoro, Mali. Monday 19 Jun 2017, 2:00 PM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Greek passport offers access to 164 countries

first_imgAmong the world’s most powerful passports according to the Global Passport Power Rank for 2018 released this week by financial advisory firm Arton Capital, is the Greek passport.Allowing access to 164 countries around the world, Greece, Belgium, Austria, Japan, Portugal, Switzerland, UK, Ireland and Canada, all hold a passport rank of 4.The United Arab Emirates (UAE) allowing visa-free travel to 167 countries have topped the list, moving up from 3rd place since last year. UAE passport holders only need visas for 54 countries, a document they can obtain on arrival.Meanwhile, Germany and Singapore hold a passport rank 2, allowing their citizens access to 166 countries, followed by Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Norway, South Korea and the United States that all offer visa-free travel to 165 countries and sit at rank 3.Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan hold the world’s weakest passports and are allowed freely in 35, 32 and 29 countries, respectively. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Cyber worlds threats to kids topic of talk

first_img95% of teens are online.97% of online teens play computer, Web, portable or console games; 27% of them game with people they meet online.28% of teens have a blog, where they are liable to share personal information.58% of 12-year-olds have a cellphone.About one-third of online teens have been cyberbullied.Source: Pew Internet & American Life ProjectEstablish rules for when they are allowed to use their cellphone, what websites they can visit and what apps they can download.Review cellphone records for any unknown numbers and late-night phone calls and texts.Remind your children that anything they send from their phones can be easily forwarded and shared.Teach your child never to reveal cellphone numbers or passwords online.Talk to your child about the possible consequences of sending sexually explicit or provocative images or text messages.When shopping for a cellphone for your child, research available security settings.Find tips and more provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: NetSmartz411This site encourages responsible digital citizenship.Here’s every parents’ nightmare: a sex offender posing online as a 14-year-old girl convinces two teenage boys to send “her” nude photos of their private parts. That real Washington case is the kind that U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan sees too often and would like to prevent from recurring.“A digital photo can live forever and can go anywhere,” said Durkan, who has been reaching out to kids and parents throughout Western Washington to educate them to be cyber smart and safe.Thursday night, Durkan and local law enforcement officers from Vancouver Police, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security spoke about cyber safety for kids to a group of parents, students and educators gathered at Educational Service District 112. Some of the agencies work together as members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.“We’re trying to make sure kids and parents know the dangers. We’d rather educate than prosecute,” said Durkan, who chairs the Department of Justice Committee on Cybercrime and has offices in Seattle and Tacoma.Victoria Schwarz, whose daughter is in eighth grade at Discovery Middle School, said she’d heard about the presentation just an hour before it started and rescheduled her night so she could attend. Her daughter has attended private school until this year.last_img read more

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Stanstedbased Stobart Aviation Services checkin staff receive 10 pay rise

first_imgPassenger service staff based at Stansted Airport and employed by Stobart Aviation Services are to receive a 10% pay increase, in an effort to mitigate scheduled strike action.The pay deal, negotiated by the trade union Unite, will see 43 check-in employees receive a 10% pay rise with immediate effect. The agreement further recognises Unite as employees’ chosen trade union for collective bargaining purposes, to negotiate on pay and conditions.As a result of the confirmed pay deal, Unite’s members at Stansted Airport, who check passengers in for EasyJet flights, have cancelled planned strike action, which was due to start this morning (Friday 2 August 2019).Mark Barter, regional officer at Unite, said: “Our members got a 3% pay rise in April [2019] and will now get a further increase, which equates to 10% for the vast majority of our members with immediate effect. This will mean an increase of 13% this year. Fresh pay talks start again in April 2020, so this is only a single year deal.“We have also gained a full recognition agreement covering both front of house and backroom staff, which means Unite can represent them for trade union collective bargaining purposes.”Stobart Aviation Services was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.last_img read more

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Do Homeowners Suing Over Reservoir Releases Have A Case

first_imgDave FehlingThe dam at Barker Reservoir in Feburary 2016.As News 88.7 has been reporting, some Harris County property owners affected by the release of the Addicks and Barker reservoirs are filing suit. One such lawsuit targets the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.Bryant Banes is a plaintiff in the lawsuit who happens to be an attorney himself. His home was flooded by the release of reservoir flood water, and he explains what prompted him to file suit.Then, we discuss the legal merits of his case with Blake Hudson. He teaches Property, Natural Resources Law and Policy, and Water Law and Policy at the UH Law Center. Sharelast_img read more

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WATCH Greek Goodness – Recipes And More

first_img Share Houston has one of the largest populations of  Greek people outside of Athens – and with them comes a whole host of great eating options! Dimitri Fetokakis, of Niko Niko’s, gives us a tour of the Greek dining table.  Along the way, he teaches us a few simple Greek recipes for the summer. Dimitri shows Ernie Manouse the secrets of making a traditional Greek Salad (called “Horiatiki Salad”), the easy yet flavorful Marouli Salad, and the spinach pie treat called “Spanakopita.”– / 7last_img read more

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Tonight AFROs First Edition Wednesday Jan 14

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uWe continue the conversation about the need for reform in law enforcement and the criminal justice system, as we report on tomorrow’s planned, “March on Annapolis: Day of Action Against Police Violence.” Also, we follow up on the plight of Kelli Murray, the Baltimore County 911 operator allegedly harassed by members of the Baltimore County FOP because of her social media posts protesting police brutality. It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

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Trading is coming soon to Pokemon GO

first_img Every Pokemon’s dream is to find a trainer that let’s them get lit AF. Pokemon GO is taking the world by storm, but a major core element essential to the franchise is missing: trading.Even John Hanke, CEO of Pokemon GO developer Niantic, knows trading is what makes Pokemon go round. In an interview with Business Insider, Hanke said trading would tie in to Pokemon GO’s mantra of encouraging players to interact. He went on to say that a plan to implement some kind of trading aspect is very much on the horizon.While the technical intricacies have yet to be divulged, we expect you’ll have to be nearby someone to trade, as Niantic continues to emphasize the social aspect of meeting and capturing creatures together through the use of mobile devices GPS and location services.In addition to trading, Hanke teased that all current aspects of Pokemon GO are in their “most basic versions,” including Gyms, PokeStops, and even the game’s augmented-reality functionality itself, which is the technology that super-imposes the Pokemon creatures onto the real world through your device’s camera. While improvements are already being developed, additional ways to engage with people are also in the works, such as leaderboards that highlight different accomplishments and milestones to compare with other trainers.Nintendo has seen great success in just a few days of Pokemon GO’s release, seeing a 25% stock surge that resulting in over $7 billion being added to its market cap. It’s safe to say Nintendo is ready to go all in on the lucrative app, and we’ll probably see a large focus on regular updates and improvements in the coming weeks, if not days. Photo Credit: NobodyEpic on Twitter<><>last_img read more

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Not amused by FB photo college suspends six

first_imgOne boy and five girl students of a college here have been suspended by its management after a photo of theirs emerged on social media showing the boy lying on the lap of the girls in their classroom. The matter, which the college said has “created emotional outbursts” amongst the student community, has also seen the boy being thrashed by unknown persons, leading to his hospitalisation.Also, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarti Parishad members have submitted a memorandum to the college’s principal asking him to debar the students after the photo, according to sources at the college, was uploaded on Facebook on February 22 and went viral online.”The incident, the photo and its circulation on social media has created emotional outbursts among the student community and the public,” the college, which is situated at Suratkal here, said in a letter to Mangalore University.The boy was thrashed by a group of people on Sunday after the photo appeared on Facebook and he has been admitted to a hospital for treatment, police said.last_img read more

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first_imgFebruary 19, 2009 — AccelaRAD, a software-based services provider for radiology group digital operations, said today it is rebranding and renaming the company from Neurostar Solutions Inc. to its new name, AccelaRAD. The new name is designed to more accurately reflect the company’s focus on software-based services engineered to accelerate the success of radiology groups. AccelaRAD reportedly gives radiology groups higher levels of automation, throughput and marketplace reach, enabling faster growth and greater operational efficiencies. An individual group radiologist can read, expertly visualize and complete more imaging studies involving multiple sites, hospitals and imaging centers and do so from any location. The company chose AccelaRAD as its new brand name to manifest its strategic evolution toward offerings that enhance radiology performance. For more information: www.accelarad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Related Content Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | February 18, 2009 Neurostar Solutions Renamed AccelaRAD last_img read more

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first_img Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Related Content Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  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 Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more SoftView Enhanced Chest Imaging by Riverain Medical. March 25, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a new chest X-ray detection solution to aid in lung nodule detection. The solution, SoftView Enhanced Chest Imaging, is engineered to suppress ribs and clavicles on chest X-rays to produce a soft tissue image that increases clarity for the detection of lung nodules. This technology uses existing X-ray equipment to provide a soft tissue image for digital chest X-rays. The software uses image processing and pattern recognition technologies to suppress bone in the chest X-ray. SoftView delivers no additional radiation dose to the patient and does not require any additional patient procedures or specialized equipment. Studies from the University of Chicago show that using SoftView significantly improves the visibility of lung nodules and improves the radiologist’s accuracy for detecting small (9-30mm) lung cancers on chest X-rays without the need for specialized equipment or increased radiation dose to the patient. For more information: www.riverainmedical.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more 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.  Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring 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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Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 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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Cathay Pacific has announced an Economy Class sale

first_imgCathay Pacific has announced an Economy Class sale on flights to Shanghai AND launched a competition to support Port Adelaide Football Club (AFL) with their historic, inaugural AFL game in Shanghai this year.SALEAcross all Economy flights from Australia to Shanghai, departing 1 May to 30 November 2017, with flights starting from AUD$675 and must be booked by 24 April 2017.See T & CsCompetitionAs part of their Port Adelaide Football Club Sponsorship, the airline is offering fans the chance to see the Power play in the historic, inaugural AFL game in Shanghai this year.Port Adelaide is set to make history as the host of the first AFL Premiership season game in China. The Club will travel to Shanghai’s Jiangwan Stadium to play the Gold Coast Suns on Sunday 14 May, in a game that will be broadcast back into Australia by host telecast partner Channel 7.As Port Adelaide’s official international airline & Premier Partner in 2017, Cathay Pacific is offering flights, tickets to the game and accommodation for three lucky winners to support the Power at this memorable event.The competition ends on 27 April. Cathay PacificShanghailast_img read more

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