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Telefilm Canada upgrades client service with Dialogue online application platform

first_imgMONTREAL, April 6, 2017 – Today, Telefilm Canada officially launches its online platform, known as Dialogue, which allows audiovisual industry clients to create, submit and manage their funding applications in one place, and soon to be 24/7. Dialogue is the result of a joint initiative with the Canada Media Fund (CMF), whose clients are also benefitting from this platform. Dialogue is gradually replacing Telefilm’s previous online application platform, eTelefilm.Over the last 12 months, Telefilm and the CMF have successfully moved several of their respective programs to the new platform. The remaining initiatives will migrate in the coming months.“Dialogue represents our commitment to being more agile, responsive and client focused,” said Carolle Brabant, Telefilm Canada’s Executive Director. “With this paperless, one-stop shop our clients will find that completing the application process will be speedier and more intuitive. In addition, the new platform’s improved data collection capability will help report on our objective to achieve, by 2020, a balanced production portfolio (at all budget levels) that reflects gender parity in each of the key roles of: director, writer and producer.” Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, CMF, added: “The efforts to modernize the funding application platform were supported by the valuable feedback from industry stakeholders who use this platform on a regular basis. Dialogue‘s new features offer an enhanced and streamlined user experience. This turnkey, collaborative system will simplify the application processes, allowing the CMF and the CMF Program Administrator to better serve our clients’ needs.”Better serving the present and future needs of clientsAmong Dialogue‘s benefits:Provides an improved collaborative environment for clients to apply and manage their applications, and is accessible from any device.The platform’s data access provides improved data security, integrity and transparency to clients.The tool and processes created can be used beyond the current scope of funds and programs. No matter the direction, the platform can adapt..About Telefilm Canada—Inspired by talent. Viewed everywhere.Celebrating 50 years in 2017, Telefilm is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm supports dynamic companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual treaty coproductions to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2013, the Talent Fund accepts private donations to principally support emerging talent. Visit telefilm.ca and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/telefilm_canada and on Facebook at facebook.com/telefilmcanada. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

White House ends California talks on mileage standards

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration says it has broken off talks with California in a dispute over mileage standards, moving the two closer to a possible court battle that threatens to roil the auto industry.The White House announced Thursday it was ending the talks.The administration wants to block tougher Obama-era mileage standards for vehicles. It has threatened to revoke California’s unique authority to set its own mileage standards as part of that.Lawmakers and automakers have urged the two sides to settle, warning that a split could divide the auto market, bring years of court battles and raise costs for automakers. California says the administration never offered any compromise.The administration has also been feuding with Democrat-led California over President Donald Trump’s border wall and funding for high-speed rail.Ellen Knickmeyer And Tom Krisher, The Associated Press read more

Whitmer will use current incentives to aid Fiat Chrysler

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that Michigan’s incentives for Fiat Chrysler to add 6,500 jobs in the state will not require legislative approval.She said the state will use existing economic development programs to assist the automaker’s planned $4.5 billion expansion, which was announced Tuesday. Details will be provided at an upcoming, yet-to-be scheduled meeting of the Michigan Strategic Fund, which gives companies money in exchange for job creation and investment, she said.A memorandum of understanding between Detroit and Fiat Chrysler calls for state and local incentives “consistent with those provided to other major assembly plants” in the U.S. One option specifically mentioned is waiving or reducing a state tax assessed on manufacturers’ equipment.Whitmer and the state’s economic development agency have said little about the incentives that will be offered to the automaker, which, like fellow Michigan-based carmakers General Motors and Ford, qualifies for generous state tax credits that extend through 2029.Fiat Chrysler subtracts from its business taxes certain amounts for each job it adds or keeps in the state, with higher deductions for higher-paying jobs. Under a 2015 deal that capped the total value of the automaker’s future credits after state officials were caught off guard by higher-than-expected redemptions that affected the budget, Fiat Chrysler can claim an increasing number of jobs, including 25,000 this year — up from 21,000 in 2018 — and 27,000 in 2029.It is unclear if the company or state officials will seek to restructure that agreement. State incentives are supposed to be ironed out within the same 60-day window in which Detroit will assemble land so Fiat Chrysler can reopen an engine plant in the city and convert another in the same complex into a future assembly plant.Whitmer, a Democrat who took office last month, said of the state incentives: “Everything will be public. My philosophy’s always been that we need to have tools in our toolbox. We also need to insist on accountability and transparency and that we get a benefit for the people of Michigan. There’s no question that 6,500 jobs (paying) $58,000 a year is going to be an enormous boost for all of us in Michigan.”One potential option for state economic development officials is the “Good Jobs” incentive program, which was enacted into law in 2017 in a bid to attract large-scale business expansions. Companies can keep all or half of the income taxes associated with new jobs for up to 10 years, if the jobs pay at least the regional average.Michigan Economic Development Corp. CEO Jeff Mason said last month that about a quarter of the maximum $200 million in “Good Jobs” incentives, or $50 million, had been authorized for three projects to date.___Follow Eggert on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DavidEggert00David Eggert, The Associated Press read more

Malawi Ban speaks out after deadly antiGovernment protests

21 July 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern today at the deadly violence in Malawi, where up to 18 people have reportedly been killed and many others injured during clashes between anti-Government demonstrators and security forces this week. Media reports indicate that the clashes took place in the country’s main cities of Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu, with protesters demonstrating against shortages of fuel and foreign exchange and calling for greater freedoms and human rights.In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said he was “saddened by the loss of life and reiterates his call for all differences to be resolved through peaceful means.” read more

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending July 7, 2019:Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.5. iSchedule, HotSchedules6. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB8. Dark Sky Weather, Jackadam9. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd10. kirakira+, bytes inc.Top Free iPhone Apps:1. aquapark.io, Voodoo2. Fun Race 3D, Good Job Games3. Touch the wall, Voodoo4. Picker 3D, Rollic Games5. Netflix, Netflix, Inc.6. Instagram, Instagram, Inc.7. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream, Google LLC8. Pottery, Voodoo9. Snapchat, Snap, Inc.10. Polysphere, PlaygendaryTop Paid iPad Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Procreate, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd3. Notability, Ginger Labs4. GoodNotes 5, Time Base Technology Limited5. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB6. Human: Fall Flat, 505 Games (US), Inc.7. Five Nights at Freddy’s, Scott Cawthon8. Amazing Frog?, FAYJU9. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi10. Stardew Valley, Chucklefish LimitedTop Free iPad Apps:1. aquapark.io, Voodoo2. Fun Race 3D, Good Job Games3. Polysphere, Playgendary4. Netflix, Netflix, Inc.5. Dancing Road: Color Ball Run!, Amanotes Pte. Ltd.6. Stack Ball 3D, Azur Interactive Games Limited7. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream, Google LLC8. Magic Tiles 3: Piano Game, Amanotes Pte. Ltd.9. Tiles Hop – EDM Rush, Amanotes Pte. Ltd.10. Pottery, Voodoo__(copyright) 2019 Apple Inc.The Associated Press read more

UN environmental agency launches 11th hour bid to save great apes

“It is not just humans that will benefit from a campaign to ‘make poverty history.’ For the other six species of great ape – the eastern and western gorilla, chimpanzee, bonobo, Sumatran and Bornean orangutan – it could literally save them from the cooking pot,” the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said.The first World Atlas of Great Apes and their Conservation, edited at UNEP’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), provides a country-by-country assessment of the 23 states hosting the wild great apes, bringing together the latest research and observations from scientists throughout the world.These countries are among the poorest in the world, so concerted international action is required if these species are to survive, the agency said. The book includes conservation status assessments at a species and country-view level. The great apes’ biology, behaviour and culture are also discussed in detail.Fewer than 250 wild Sumatran orangutans may exist in 50 years, for example. Their habitat is disappearing and the devastation of the Asian tsunami has accelerated the rate of destruction, according to the Atlas’ findings, which cite poverty, growing use of ape meat as human food and the fragile habitat as among the major overall threats.“If current trends continue, by 2032 [about] 99 per cent of the orangutan range will suffer medium to high impacts from human development, as will 90 per cent of the gorilla range, 92 per cent of chimpanzee range and 96 per cent of bonobo range,” UNEP warned.“We have a duty to rescue our closest living relatives as part of our wider responsibilities to conserve the ecosystems they inhabit,” UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer said. “You only have to look at the tropical forests, home to the great apes. Economists now calculate that they are worth $60 billion a year as a result of their ability to remove and store global warming gases from the atmosphere alone.”Detailing the threats, the Atlas notes that with regard to poverty, 16 out of the 23 great ape range states have an annual per capita income of less than $800. It raises concerns over the “growing bushmeat crisis,” in which forests “are being plundered in a way that is unprecedented,” citing the increasing trade in great ape meat and the sale of orphans to expatriates wanting to “rescue them.” Entire groups of adults may be killed to capture one orphan for sale. With regard to habitat, the Atlas maps the impact of infrastructure development on wildlife, citing predictions that if current trends in Indonesia and Malaysia persist, the orangutan will lose 47 per cent of its habitat just in the next five years, while at least 24 per cent of the bonobo’s range in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is already under logging concessions. Fragmentation of habitat is also a problem. For example, the Cross River gorilla, of Central Africa, one of the two subspecies of western gorilla, which has only around 250 to 280 individuals left, are distributed among more than 10 fragmented highland areas, isolating great ape populations from one another and increasing their vulnerability.It is also increasingly clear that disease, especially Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is playing a part in the decline of ape populations and new research is needed, along with stronger efforts to limit disease transmission, the Atlas shows. read more

Is This The Worst Year For Quarterback Injuries

16201392.5-10.2% 18201240.4-15.4% 6200790.3 12200064.2 22005101.8 3201185.6+3.3% Leaguewide Adjusted Games Lost for quarterbacks, since 2000 8201777.8 10200790.3-1.9% 7201185.6 Quality quarterbacks are getting hurt in 2017Average passing Defense-adjusted Value Over Average for injured quarterbacks, weighted by Adjusted Games Lost, 2000-17 2200248.6+4.0% 10201571.5 3201392.5 6201571.5+1.5% 14200363.2 12008102.4 14201473.9-6.2% 16200248.6 YEARADJUSTED GAMES LOSTAVERAGE DVOA 9200363.2-1.9% Source: Football Outsiders 72008102.4+0.2% 4201691.2 YEARADJUSTED GAME LOST 11200470.3 9201473.9 So far in 2017, we are at 77.8 AGL for quarterbacks3This number accounts for the possibility of Aaron Rodgers’s return in the final weeks of the season. — basically 2.4 per team. That means this season already ranks as the eighth-highest among seasons since 2000, even though we’re only a little past the halfway point in the NFL schedule. It has already surpassed all of 2014 and 2015 in terms of quarterback injuries, and will be closing in on 2016 any week now.The 2008 season ranks first by this measure, with 102.4 AGL. That number was headlined by Tom Brady’s torn ACL in Week 1 against Kansas City, but also by injuries like those suffered by the Chiefs, who lost their starting quarterback (Brodie Croyle) and their backup Damon Huard that season. Indeed, by losing Croyle and Huard, the Chiefs racked up 24.0 AGL — 23.4 percent of the league’s total that season.Of course, neither Croyle nor Huard will be getting measured for their Hall of Fame jackets anytime soon, which is a great illustration of why in addition to measuring the quantity of a quarterback’s playing time missed to injury, we need a way to measure the quality of each injured quarterback. Although every injury matters, it is clearly a bigger deal when a team loses an MVP candidate, compared with a journeyman who is fortunate to still be starting games.To do this, I first calculated the career passing Defense-adjusted Value Over Average4DVOA breaks down every single NFL play and determines its value when compared to a league baseline based on situation (i.e., down and distance, field position, score). for every injured quarterback since 2000 through the season in which the injury occurred. For example, the value assigned to Brady for his 2008 injury is his passing DVOA through 2008, which was 22.2 percent.Then I weighted each injured quarterback’s DVOA by how much AGL he had accumulated that season, which essentially gives us the average quality of all the quarterbacks who went down in a given season. The better a quarterback was by DVOA or the more serious his injury was by AGL, the more his injury contributed to the league’s average. Going back to 2000, here are the worst seasons for QB injuries according to this method: 18201240.4 The average DVOA for an injured quarterback in 2017 is 3.0 percent above NFL average, which ranks fourth since 2000. By this metric, the 2005 season was the worst for injuries to quality quarterbacks. Although it only had the second-highest AGL (101.8), it rises to No. 1 in average DVOA (4.6 percent) because of the quality of the QBs hurt. That year, the underrated Chad Pennington missed 13 games for the Jets, while Daunte Culpepper and Donovan McNabb had major injuries after both enjoyed career seasons in 2004. And this doesn’t even include the serious injuries suffered at the end of the 2005 season by Drew Brees (torn labrum in Week 17) and Carson Palmer (torn ACL in AFC wild-card game vs. Pittsburgh), because neither team had another game to play that season.But what 2017 lacks in its overall average, it might make up for in star power. For instance, even though Watson is only a rookie, his loss already ranks as one of the worst QB injuries in recent history: 13200663.9 4201777.8+3.0% 13201691.2-5.1% 5201090.6 12005101.8+4.6% 11200956.4-2.0% 17200064.2-11.2% 8200146.5-0.3% It’s Week 11 of the NFL season, and the most impressive 53-man roster this year may be found not on any sideline, but rather on the injured reserve list. Every season sees some star power lost to injury, but 2017 seems to be on another level, with a significant loss of superior talent.Picture a defense led by J.J. Watt, Cliff Avril, Dont’a Hightower, Eric Berry and Richard Sherman. Imagine David Johnson and Dalvin Cook running behind an offensive line that includes Joe Thomas and Jason Peters at tackle and Mike Iupati and Marshal Yanda at guard. When this team throws the ball, it has Greg Olsen and Tyler Eifert at tight end and a strong supply of wide receivers, with Odell Beckham Jr., Pierre Garcon, Allen Robinson and Julian Edelman in the slot. “Team IR” would even have a solid kicker in Sebastian Janikowski.All this team needs is a quarterback, and that’s where 2017 takes its saddest turn, because there is a great selection to choose from.Andrew Luck, who should be in the prime of his career at age 28, will not play a down for the Colts this season as he tries to recover from shoulder surgery. Aaron Rodgers, who looked to be heating up for another MVP run, may not return to action this season for the Packers after he broke his collarbone in Week 6.In any given year, the loss of even just two of the game’s top signal callers would have made it a lousy year for quarterback injuries. However, 2017 has claimed even more starters at the game’s most important position:Ryan Tannehill’s knee failed him again, and he is missing Miami’s entire season with a torn ACL.Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 1, when Minnesota beat New Orleans, but his damaged knee has ended yet another season for him.Carson Palmer, who turns 38 in December, broke his left arm in the Cardinals’ Week 7 game against the Rams and could miss the rest of the season.Houston rookie Deshaun Watson was rewriting the NFL record book with 19 touchdown passes in his first seven games but is done for the year after tearing his ACL in practice on a non-contact injury before Week 9.Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston recently sat out a game for the first time in his career with a shoulder injury, and the team is planning to keep him out a little longer.Derek Carr (back), Marcus Mariota (hamstring) and Jay Cutler (ribs) all missed a start to injury this season (each has returned to the starting lineup).Things have gotten so bad that even ironman Philip Rivers, quarterback for the Chargers, has been afflicted, reporting concussion symptoms this week that are keeping his status uncertain for Sunday’s game. Rivers has started 194 consecutive games, including the playoffs, which is the fourth-longest streak by a quarterback in NFL history.But how does this year’s spate of QB ailments compare with recent seasons? We can begin to quantify the damage done by injuries using Football Outsiders’ Adjusted Games Lost metric.1The Football Outsiders 2016 summary can be read here. AGL works by tallying up the number of games that players missed and adjusting for whether the player was a key contributor.2Using Football Outsiders’ injury database, which goes back to 2000. (So an injury to a backup quarterback, for example, would not factor into AGL unless the starter were also injured.) It also uses each team’s weekly injury report to account for players who take the field, but do so in a limited capacity. 15201090.6-7.6% 15200956.4 12200470.3-3.1% 17200146.5 AGL adjusts traditional games missed because of injury to account for playing time (starters versus backups) and factors in the player’s status on the injury report (questionable players receive partial AGL even if they played that week).DVOA is weighted by how many of the quarterbacks’ games were lost to injury in a given season.Source: Football Outsiders 5200663.9+1.6% If Rodgers does not return this season for Green Bay, his injury will also rank among the most damaging since 2000. And Andrew Luck’s also has to be in the conversation, particularly since his value to the Colts is greater than his stats would suggest.Making matters even worse, the injured QBs’ teams have done a poor job of cobbling together any kind of backup plan this season.The Texans went from a scoring juggernaut with Watson to one of the worst offenses in the league. In Watson’s six starts, Houston averaged 34.7 points per game. In Tom Savage’s three starts, he has led the Texans to two offensive touchdowns in 10 quarters of play.And the Texans aren’t alone in their struggles. Miami’s offense has fallen to 1.35 points per drive (ranked 30th) behind Jay Cutler and Matt Moore this season. Tannehill was never deadly efficient, but you have to think he would have done better in his second season with Adam Gase’s offense than a suddenly unretired Cutler.Jacoby Brissett has done an admirable job at times in place of Luck in Indianapolis. But the Colts have the fifth-highest rate of three-and-out drives, and Brissett ranks 25th in passing DVOA this season. Sustaining offense and closing out games have been big problems for the Colts. The team has blown four fourth-quarter leads this season — the most in the league. If Luck were behind center, one would think Indianapolis could have five or six wins — instead of the three it has now.With Rodgers out and Brett Hundley in, the Packers lost a pair of home games by multiple scores (to the Saints and Lions). They’ve only had two losses by multiple scores at home with Rodgers at quarterback since 2010. Hundley had his best game yet on Sunday against the Bears, but the Packers have a very difficult road ahead without arguably the best player in the NFL.There is one “case” of a backup thriving in place of an injured starter this season. Case Keenum currently ranks second (behind only Brady) in passing DVOA this season, and the Vikings are 5-2 with Keenum as a starter. The Super Bowl will be in Minnesota this season, and the Vikings have a shot to make it with Keenum — or they could go back to Teddy Bridgewater, who hasn’t played since the 2015 playoffs after a major knee injury.For a season that has featured so many demoralizing injuries, it would be a happy ending to see a replacement like Keenum or a recovered Bridgewater lead Minnesota to its first Super Bowl win. If that sounds too Hollywood to happen, just remember that injuries to Trent Green and Drew Bledsoe paved the way for Kurt Warner (1999 Rams) and Tom Brady (2001 Patriots) to embark on Hall of Fame careers and win a Super Bowl as first-year starters.Perhaps a reboot is on the way. read more

Piglets stolen from BiZi Farms 1 returned 1 found dead

first_imgTwo piglets were taken from a Brush Prairie farm over the weekend. One of which was returned safely, but the other was found dead, according to the farm’s owners.Bill Zimmerman said that he arrived at his farm, Bi-Zi Farms at 9504 N.E. 119th St., Sunday morning and found a bin of apples had been pushed over in the yard, a bench thrown into an animal pen and straw bales thrown around.Zimmerman said that when the farm, which runs a pumpkin patch and corn maze, closed at 10 p.m. Saturday, nothing was amiss. He didn’t think the damage to the property was too awful until an employee found a pair of 2-week-old pigs missing. A third piglet and the mother were alone in the pen.The hog and the three piglets, all American Guinea hog, had been borrowed from the NW Love All Animal Rescue for a petting zoo, which also helps out the nonprofit by advertising the animals as up for adoption.Zimmerman and his family looked everywhere for the little black pigs, but couldn’t find them. He said he didn’t call police because he didn’t think it would result in anything, but his daughter did post about the missing baby animals on Facebook.last_img read more

Ronaldo will NOT be offered a new deal at Real Madrid

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo’s future at Real Madrid has fallen into even further doubt after the club told his representatives that they will not be offering him a new contract, reports the Daily MailThe Portuguese superstar has been upset with Real over their failure to offer him the new deal that he had been promised last summer and hinted after their Champions League title victory against Liverpool last month that he may have played his final game for the club.Ronaldo was offered a deal in January that largely involved bonus-dependent clauses, which he rejected immediately.Currently, Ronaldo earns €25m a year but he wants a deal that will match the salaries of both Lionel Messi and Neymar.But, after his representatives met with Madrid again this week, he was told that the board at the Santiago Bernabeu will not be offering him any kind of new deal that will see him earn a similar wage to that of Messi’s and Neymar’s.Messi currently earns around €35m a season at Barcelona, which is set to increase to €45m because of a signing-on fee that is paid to him annually.Adding to Ronaldo’s worries is the tax case that Spanish prosecutors have made against him with the 33-year-old looking set to have to pay €14.7m to settle the matter.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.He had hoped a new and improved deal would ease the burden that had been placed on him, but Real are not interested in offering a new contract when they currently have him signed on for another three years.In order to get the pay rise that he wants, Ronaldo will now have to consider his future options with Paris Saint-Germain a possible destination.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has a good relationship with president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and the club would be able to pay the kind of salary he is seeking.Moves to Japan, China, Qatar or the US may also be another option.last_img read more

Gun control group marches across Brooklyn Bridge

first_imgNEW YORK — Some carried photos of loved ones cut down by a bullet. Others held signs imploring Congress to act. And nearly all shouted out “Not one more,” a tear-stained rallying cry embraced by those who believe the U.S. needs tougher gun control laws.More than 1,000 demonstrators — including nearly 100 from Newtown, Connecticut, the site of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting rampage — marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, demanding that action be taken to stem the recent wave of mass shootings across the U.S.“I want to see our laws protect our children, not our gun lobbyists,” said Andrew Morosky, 48, who lives in Newtown and whose children were friends with some of the 20 students who were killed along with six educators. “After what happened, I felt like I had to do something. I sat on the sidelines for too long.”The event was organized by several groups — including Moms Demand Action, Everytown For Gun Safety and Mayors Against Illegal Guns — which are all funded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The billionaire Bloomberg, who was not in attendance, has become one of the nation’s most visible gun control advocates and has pumped millions of his own money into the cause.The rally began in downtown Brooklyn, where many chanted “Not one more,” the cry uttered by Richard Martinez, whose son Christopher was shot to death in Santa Barbara, California, last month.last_img read more

1 dead 6 hospitalized after 2car crash in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – One person was killed and six others were taken to the hospital after, officials said, two cars collided in a residential neighborhood of Miami, Sunday afternoon.City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene of the crash near Southwest 17th Street and 25th Avenue, just before 2 p.m.Officials said the driver of one vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. Paramedics treated and transported two women and four men to Ryder Trauma Center with serious injuries.Officials said, considering the number of people involved and the location, the accident could have had an even more tragic outcome. “Right now, Miami Police is trying to put together how this crash took place, the direction of travel from both vehicles, but as you can see, from the amount of people that are out here in this neighborhood, that this could have been a lot worse,” said Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll.Authorities said all victims were between the ages of 25 and 35. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Private bus driver held for drunk driving during vehicle check

first_imgA private travels bus driver was arrested on Saturday for driving the vehicle in an inebriated state. The Cyberabad police who were inspecting the vehicles at Puppalaguda toll gate stopped the bus while it was heading to Kandukur with 50 passengers on-board. However, they realised the driver Yadagiri was in drunk condition and subjected him for breathe analyser test. The blood alcohol content (BAC) of Yadagiri was 216 mg per 100 ml of blood which is above the normal level. The police took him into custody and seized the bus.last_img read more

PM to address media Monday

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina. Prothom Alo File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina will address a press conference on Monday about the outcome of her just-concluded visit to Italy and Vatican City.“The press conference will be held at Ganabhaban, the official residence of the prime minister, at 4:30pm tomorrow,” PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS on Sunday.Sheikh Hasina paid the four-day official visit to Italy and Vatican City between 11 and 14 February.In Italy, the premier attended the annual governing council meeting of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) at the invitation of IFAD president Gilbert F Houngbo.At an invitation of Pope Francis, the premier also visited Vatican City and held meetings with the Pope and Vatican City’s cardinal secretary of state Pietro Parolin.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Wednesday July 20

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From 5-7 P.MWe’ll get another report from the floor of the GOP Convention in Cleveland, from Eugene Craig, Third Vice Chair of the Maryland GOP. Plus, The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network report on politics and law enforcement.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img

Track and Field Set for the Notre Dame Invitational

first_imgThe competition will open at 11 a.m. with the Long Jump and conclude with the 4×400 m relay at 4:30 p.m. Louisville will compete against hosts Notre Dame, Central Michigan, Illinois State, and Loyola-Chicago. Last weekend, the Cardinals picked up nine wins and double-digit top three finishes. Makenli Forrest picked up the win in women’s weight throw while Morgan Zacharias took the top spot in women’s pole vault. Louisville claimed the titles in men and women’s shot put with winning throws by Christian Buckley and Rashida Harris. Renate van Tonder won the women’s long jump. Anthony McRoberts rounded out the field event winners with the men’s high jump victory. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After collecting nine wins at the Gene Edmonds Open last weekend, the University of Louisville men’s and women’s track and field teams head to South Bend, Ind. for the Notre Dame Invitational on Saturday. On the track, the Cardinals swept the 3000m races with Cameron Stephens and Aurilla Wilson crossing the finish line first for the Cardinals while Brooke Raglin tallied her first win of the season.center_img Story Links In 2018, the Louisville women’s side captured the Notre Dame Invitational title. In addition, the Cardinals won five events at the 2018 meet, four of which were by returners to this year’s team. On the women’s side, sophomores Brooke Raglin and Gabriela Leon picked up wins in the 60m and pole vault, respectively. Junior Dorcas Wasike took the title in the 3,000m while Donald McClinton, Jr. picked the lone men’s victory for the Cardinals in the long jump. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

See BioShock Infinites floating city recreated in Fallout 4

first_imgFallout 4 has some great settlement tools that let players create whatever types of buildings and structures they want. I’ve seen my fair share of impressive looking settlements, but this one has to be the best yet.BioShock Infinite‘s floating city of Columbia has been partly recreated by a user named Girl Plays Games. While she didn’t recreate the entire city (that would be insane), she managed to perfectly capture the look and spirit of Columbia. In the video, you can see shops filled with Americana-esque memorabilia and propaganda posters from Infinite. It also has the sort of ominous looking statues from the game, which are strewn throughout the streets where citizens dressed in early 20th century clothing walk about.This recreation is so amazing that it even came to the attention of Irrational Games, who retweeted it. You know you’ve done something right when the developer acknowledges your hard work.Settlements like these never cease to amaze me since I’m absolutely horrible at this sort of stuff. My personal home in Sanctuary consists of three pieces of metal I pieced together, with a bed in the middle. The type of pre-planning that must go into this, let alone the actual construction of it, is something that boggles my mind. Even though I can’t create anything even remotely resembling a house in Fallout 4, I’m glad this tool exists so folks with actual talent can blow us away with their creations.If you want to take a crack at making a settlement like this one, you can see a list of mods on Girl Play Game’s website. Make the Founding Fathers proud and give it a try.last_img read more

Get off at the artscience junction

first_imgTo most of us, art and science are polar opposites. Whereas art is seen as purely subjective practice, science is expected to free itself from subjectivity in order to come as close to objectivity as possible. However, at a closer look, we shall discover that both artistic and scientific practices hove much more in common as it might initially appear. Talking about photography, it gives us a chance to preserve the moments that passed away. And when this art of photography couples with science it produces such show like DWIH Horizon: Art Meets Science. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Organised by the German House for Research and Innovation, the show displays photographs clicked by 18 young Indian photographers under the guidance of famous German artistic photographer Wolfgang Zurborn. The pictures exhibited at the show are based on the theme The Theatre of Real Life depicting everyday life in India. Captured by the artistes during the Photography Master Class conducted during the Excellence on Tour!  road shows in Ahmedabad and Kolkata in 2013/14, these photos have now been assembled into an inspiring exhibition by  Zurborn. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe event that kick started on 28 October was inaugurated by Michael Steiner, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany. Addressing the guests at the occasion, Steiner said, ‘The show aims to capture the gist of Indo-German academic creativity expressed through photography and scientific activities. It displays a cultural highlight combined with ample first hand information on research and innovation in Germany’.Jamila Adeli, Curator and Art historian gave a key note address highlighting the topic ‘What science can learn from Art and vice versa’. Adeli showed two video clips that beautifully explained the relation between art and science. The event also includes various scientific talks, lectures and workshops conducted by the DWIH New Delhi consortium members consisting of German universities, educational institutes and research funding organisations. On the final day of the event, these institutions will set up info-stands to disseminate all necessary information required by Indian students, scientists or researchers to pursue their careers in Germany.When: On till 1 November Where: IGNCA, Janpathlast_img read more

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first_img News | January 21, 2011 PROSPECT: IVUS Assesses Risk of Future Vulnerable Plaque Ruptures January 21, 2011 – Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) enabled physicians to more accurately assess the risk of individual… read more News | October 12, 2008 OCT Imaging May More Effectively Detect Vulnerable Plaque October 12, 2008 – Research results indicate that optical coherence tomography (OCT) may be the best tool available to… read more Technology | November 18, 2008 IVUS Fully Integrated into GE ‘s Interventional Suite News | May 21, 2009 LightLab Launches Nonocclusive HD OCT Intracoronary Imaging System May 21, 2009 – LightLab Imaging Inc. this week is launching its next generation optical coherence tomography (OCT)… read more News | October 12, 2008 GE Healthcare Showcases New Real-Time Imaging Technologies at TCT 2008 October 13, 2008 – GE Healthcare is featuring real-time imaging solutions made possible, in part, by new collaborative… read more News | September 15, 2010 New Company Plans to Enter IVUS Market With High-Definition System September 15, 2010 – A high-definition intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) system will be demonstrated during the… read more The St. Jude Medical Lightlab C7-XR optical coherence tomography imaging system offers better image resolution than current IVUS systems. Pictured is a follow-up study of a stent showing it neointimal tissue strut coverage. News | October 30, 2013 Philips and Infraredx Sign Agreement for Resale of Infraredx’s TVC Imaging System Philips and Infraredx Inc. announced a non-exclusive resale agreement for Infraredx’s TVC imaging system. Under the… read more With the full integration of GE Healthcare’s (GE) Innova system with Volcano’s s5i IVUS system, there is no need to roll around your IVUS unit. Through its collaboration with Volcano Corp., GE offers Innova IVUS as a fully integrated intravascular ultrasound system for the cath lab and interventional suite.Volcano’s IVUS automated features include: automatic border detection to identify lumen and vessel walls; automatic measurements to quantify lumen and vessel areas and diameters and plaque burder; and real-time VH IVUS to identify the type and amount of plaque present.IVUS is fully integrated into the lab. Plug in a catheter and begin imaging – IVUS should always be on and ready. IVUS images are simultaneously displayed on the Innova monitor boom – and additional monitors – if desired. Active patient data from Innova is automatically transferred to the IVUS system.Automated archiving allows for easy patient review – all images are saved under the same DICOM ID as the angio case. Incorporation of IVUS into the central physician control room reportedly allows for faster and enhanced workflow. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Technology | March 19, 2009 Boston Scientific Launches New Coronary Imaging Catheter March 19, 2009 – Boston Scientific Corp. today announced the launch of its iCross Coronary Imaging Catheter, a product… read more Technology | February 10, 2008 New Software Highlights Ultrasound Color Enhancement A third round of software enhancements has been made to the iLab System 1.3, an ultrasound imaging system designed to… read more Boston Scientific’s Atlantis IVUS An example of an intravascular OCT image using the LightLab system. A comparison showing the same lesions imaged with grayscale IVUS (left), and color-coded virtual histology that characterizes the plaque. News | July 09, 2008 Boston Scientific Launches Small Vessel Peripheral Imaging Catheter July 10, 2008 – Boston Scientific Corp. this week launched its Atlantis .018 Peripheral Imaging Catheter, which… read more Feature | December 13, 2010 | Adrienne Ma, analyst, Millennium Research Group Stent Costs Increase Use of Intravascular Imaging During a time when the U.S. healthcare reform is on the minds of many within the medical community, physicians and… read more last_img read more

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first_img News | Radiology Business | April 24, 2019 ITN Wins Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Technical Content April 24, 2019 — Imaging Technology News (ITN) was recently named the 2019 Jesse H. read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | March 07, 2019 Ultrasound Societies Urge FDA to Remove Black Box Warning on Contrast Agents National and international ultrasound societies are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove the “black… read more Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Related Content Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more News | April 20, 2016 NEXO and NEXO [Dose] Management Software Make Impact on Healthcare Systems in U.S. Case study publication provides look at where server-based CT contrast delivery management is improving workflow in departmentscenter_img In the healthcare space, the capturing and documentation of data has become an integral part of operations. A contrast delivery system can offer numerous potential data points for imaging departments, if proper management is implemented.Now available from Bracco Injeneering, this publication, 4 Sites Using Contrast Protocol Management Software, explores four different healthcare systems in the United States that are successfully using the NEXO® server-based software to improve contrast delivery and management in their CT departments.For more information: http://editiondigital.net/publication/?i=298726 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Contrast Media Injectors | April 11, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Using Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Gadolinium Contrast One of the most controversial issues in radiology in recent years has been the use of… read more Conversations with Greg Freiherr: Guerbet Unveils Portfolio of Advanced Digital SolutionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:46Loaded: 2.87%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:46 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. Example of full-dose, 10 percent low-dose and algorithm-enhanced low-dose. Image courtesy of Enhao Gong, Ph.D. News | Neuro Imaging | March 18, 2019 Non-Contrast MRI Effective in Monitoring MS Patients Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without contrast agent is just as effective as the contrast-enhanced approach… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Contrast Media | January 30, 2019 Captisol-enabled Contrast Media with Reduced Renal Toxicity in Development The medical imaging market relies heavily on contrast media, injected into patients to increase the contrast of bodil read more Sponsored Content | Videos | Contrast Media | January 22, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Guerbet Unveils Portfolio of Advanced Digital Solutions ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr speaks with Guerb read morelast_img read more

Easter opening hours

first_imgGeneral shops such as supermarkets must remain closed on Easter Sunday and Monday according to the law, the labour ministry announced on Wednesday.Employees of specialty shops such as clothing and shoe stores, which are allowed to remain open, must be paid double their hourly rate, the ministry said.All general shops must close at 6pm on Good Friday and Easter Saturday.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppTake Online Privacy on a whole New levelFigLeaf Beta AppUndoMarie Claire | HanacureMeet The Beauty Equivalent To TIME’s Person Of The Year AwardMarie Claire | HanacureUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionType in your name and wait 8 seconds. It’s crazy what this site reveals about people.TruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more