Great Barrier Reef Masters Games

first_imgWith temperatures plummeting and winter now in full force, many a Touch Footballer dreams of a holiday to the warmer climates. Cairns will play host to the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games from Thursday, 13 August until Sunday, 16 August 2015, providing the perfect escape to the paradise that is tropical North Queensland. Close to 2,000 masters-aged men and women from Australia, Oceania and South East Asia will take part in the event, with the Touch Football component running over the whole four days. The daily sporting program will be complemented by a nightly entertainment program, giving an opportunity for participants to socialise and see everything Cairns has to offer. Touch Football will have two divisions in the tournament, Men’s 30+ and Women’s 30+. Entries close on Friday, 31 July and further information can be found by clicking on the link below: http://www.gbrmg.com/#/sports/sport?id=18Related LinksGBR Masters Gameslast_img read more

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We could see it from the bus: Bangladesh team manager on Christchurch mosque shootings

first_imgWe could see it from the bus: Bangladesh team manager on Christchurch mosque shootingsBangladesh cricketers were approaching the mosque when they ran back to the bus after a gunman opened fire inside the building.advertisement India Today Web Desk ChristchurchMarch 15, 2019UPDATED: March 16, 2019 12:30 IST Bangladesh cricket team members were on a bus that was approaching the Al Noor mosque (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAt least one gunman shot and killed 49 people in two mosques in ChristchurchBangladesh cricket team members were at the Al Noor mosque when the shooting beganAs a result of the shootings, New Zealand Bangladesh boards decided to cancel the 3rd TestBangladesh cricket team manager Khaled Mashud Pilot recalled the harrowing details which took place in Christchurch on Friday and revealed how his team members and colleagues escaped unhurt after a gunman opened fire inside a mosque.At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country’s worst ever mass shooting which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as “a terrorist attack”.The Bangladesh cricket team members were on a bus that was approaching the Al Noor mosque on the eve of the third Test against New Zealand at nearby Hagley Oval when the shooting began.”Most of you saw what happened, it was terrible, wouldn’t want this to happen to anyone else. We were really lucky, there were 16-17 of us in the bus.”Including Soumya Sarkar. We were on our way to namaaz. Just two members of the team had stayed back at the hotel. We were really close to the mosque, about 50 yards, we could see it from the bus,” Khaled Mashud Pilot told reporters on Friday.”Had we arrived 3-4 minutes earlier, we would have been inside the mosque. A massive disaster could have occurred. We watched the whole thing from the bus, like a movie, people bleeding as they came out of the mosque.”We were inside the bus for nearly 8-10 minutes, keeping our heads down in case we were shot at. Later we realised that the shooters could have inflicted more damage if they had found us inside the bus all at once, we took a collective decision to escape through the back gate,” Khaled Mashud Pilot said.advertisementBangladesh Team Manager Khaled Mashud Pilot speaks to the media following the incident of shooting in Christchurch. Blackcaps (NZC) and the Bangladesh Cricket Bord : Tigers (BCB) has been made to cancel the Hagley Oval Test pic.twitter.com/CH80ohDFMOBangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) March 15, 2019As a result of the shootings, New Zealand and Bangladesh Cricket Boards decided to cancel the third Test at the Hagley Oval with the three-match series ending 2-0 in favour of the home side.”Arrangements are being made for the return of the Bangladesh team home as soon as possible,” NZC said in a statement.BCB President Nazmul Hassan later told reporters in Dhaka that the team would now demand better security on all of their overseas tours.”When any foreign team comes to our country, we always ensure proper security. To be honest, New Zealand is such a country that no one expects such kind of incident there.”We’ll demand proper security wherever our team goes in future. If a country provides proper security as per our demand, then we will go, otherwise not.”I can say that everything will change after this incident. We will set a plan from now on to ensure proper security when our team will be on tour in future,” Nazmul Hassan said.Also Read | New Zealand vs Bangladesh Test called off: Major cricket tours affected by terror attacksAlso Read | Shocking and tragic: Virat Kohli reacts to Christchurch mosques terror attackAlso Read | A bloody carnage: Bangladesh team’s Indian support staff recalls Christchurch horrorFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Christchurch shootingFollow New Zealand vs BangladeshFollow Bangladesh tour of New ZealandFollow christchurch mosque shootingslast_img read more

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Principal Maritime Launches Stainless Steel Chemical …

first_img Print  Close Principal Maritime Management LLC, March 19, 2014 My location zoom Principal Maritime Management LLC of Southport, Connecticut, a shipping company owned by affiliates of Apollo Global Management LLC, has formed a new platform in the stainless steel chemical shipping sector. Additionally, Princimar Chemical Carriers (Princimar) has acquired its initial three stainless steel chemical tankers, all of which were purchased from existing owners and are currently in service.Princimar Chemical Carriers is focused primarily on acquiring stainless steel chemical tankers which operate in the global specialty and commodity chemical shipping trades. Princimar has fully committed financing in place for additional acquisitions, and plans an initial fleet of 12 to 15 vessels.Arthur Regan, President & CEO of Principal Maritime Management, commented, “We are very pleased with these initial stainless steel chemical tanker acquisitions, and look forward to continuing to grow the Princimar Chemical Carriers platform through additional vessel acquisitions, direct corporate or select debt investments, and expansion of staff and services in this specialty shipping sector.”Of the three initial vessels acquired thus far in 2014 by Princimar through a series of transactions, two of the vessels have already been delivered, while the third is slated for delivery in April. The vessels have already been employed through new period charters or the continuation of existing charters, arranged by Principal Maritime Management.Princimar Chemical Carriers is a growing entity that will evaluate all chemical vessel or fleet acquisitions based on the specific opportunity, and will operate with a range of employment strategies. Regan emphasized, “Apollo’s extensive expertise in both the shipping and chemical manufacturing industries makes this an ideal investment opportunity.” Regan further described, “We anticipate growing Princimar Chemical Carriers in fleet scale and operating activities, including a range of service offerings and partnership opportunities.” Regan described the establishment of Princimar Chemical Carriers as a natural expansion of the existing shipping platform activities at Principal Maritime Management, which will manage Princimar’s chemical tanker fleet.Principal Maritime Management LLC was established in 2010 by Apollo as a shipping advisory and management services platform. In addition to Princimar Chemical Carriers, Principal Maritime Management also services Apollo’s fleet of twelve modern, high quality Suezmax crude tankers in Veritable Maritime Holdings. With Veritable, Principal Maritime Management has achieved significant consolidation in the large crude tanker sector, having acquired its operating fleet through a number of transactions between 2010 and 2013. 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

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La région du centre reçoit du financement pour des installations de loisirs

first_imgLes Néo-Écossais auront davantage de façons de rester en forme et de s’amuser grâce à l’investissement de plus de 867 000 $ par le gouvernement provincial pour l’amélioration et la mise à niveau des installations de loisirs dans la région du centre. Trente subventions ont été annoncées aujourd’hui, 24 juillet, en vertu du Programme de développement des installations de loisirs. Percy Paris, ministre du Développement économique et rural et du Tourisme, a fait l’annonce au nom de David Wilson, ministre de la Santé et du Mieux-être. « Lorsque nous appuyons des organismes et des installations de loisirs, nous appuyons un style de vie plus actif et plus sain pour les Néo-Écossais, a dit M. Paris. Le gouvernement verse plus de 3,1 millions de dollars pour 75 projets à l’échelle de la province afin de permettre aux enfants, aux jeunes et aux familles de rester en forme et de s’amuser. » Les subventions serviront à rénover des installations, à construire et à entretenir des sentiers pédestres et à construire et à mettre à niveau plusieurs terrains et bâtiments utilisés pour les sports et les loisirs. Dans la région du centre, les subventions ont été annoncées au club aquatique Cheema à Waverley, qui a reçu 100 000 $ pour des améliorations et des mises à niveau. « Le club Cheema Racing a connu un grand succès dans le développement des athlètes olympiques, ainsi que des enfants plus sains et une communauté plus forte, a dit Yvette Hughes, commodore du club Cheema. Nous remercions le ministère de la Santé et du Mieux-être d’avoir reconnu cette occasion de contribuer à la croissance du club Cheema. » Les subventions pour le développement des installations de loisirs aident les groupes communautaires, les municipalités et d’autres organismes à but non lucratif à aménager des installations visant à augmenter la participation du public aux sports et aux activités physiques. Le plan Thrive! pour une Nouvelle-Écosse en meilleure santé présente 34 principales actions visant à créer un environnement qui favorise l’alimentation saine et l’activité physique, par exemple l’élaboration de programmes parascolaires visant les étudiants du premier cycle du secondaire dans les régions rurales et éloignées, l’établissement de nouveaux programmes offrant un accès gratuit aux installations de sports et de loisirs et l’appui à la politique sur l’alimentation saine dans les établissements publics, y compris les installations de sports et de loisirs. Pour en apprendre davantage et pour prendre l’engagement, consultez le thrive.novascotia.ca (en anglais seulement).last_img read more

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Alicia Keys and Canadas indigenous movement share human rights award

first_imgMONTREAL – American recording artist and humanitarian Alicia Keys believes a change is coming, as people in both Canada and the United States wake up to the fight against inequality and injustice.“There’s a veil that’s lifted so we’re not able to say anymore, ‘I didn’t know that,’” she said Saturday in Montreal, where she was honoured for her activism.The 15-time Grammy winner received Amnesty International’s “Ambassador of Conscience” award which she shared with members of Canada’s indigenous rights movement.The award is presented each year to an artist and an activist who have stood up to injustice, inspired others and furthered the cause of human rights.In an interview with The Canadian Press, Keys said she sees similarities between the struggle of indigenous communities in Canada and that of communities fighting for equal treatment in the United States.“If an indigenous person is killed there’s no coverage on the news,” she said. “It’s similar in America, where if a brown or a black person is killed there’s much less coverage.”“You start to see how our struggles and the issues we all care about are similar no matter where we live and I think that’s bringing us together so much more, as humanity, as people,” she continued.Keys, who shot to fame as a songwriter and R&B artist, is known for her philanthropic work, including as co-founder of “Keep a Child Alive,” a non-profit providing treatment and care to families affected by HIV in Africa and India.She also co-founded a group that encourages young people to mobilize for change and speak out on issues such as gun violence and criminal justice reform.She said she believes people are increasingly aware of social inequality and are ready to do something to fight it.“I do feel thoroughly confident that it’s rising such a powerful energy among the people — us the people. We are really feeling how important it is to be vocal and to take our beliefs and what we see around us and not accept it as it is.”At a news conference ahead of the award ceremony, Keys said she was inspired by socially aware artists such as Nina Simone, Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, all of whom were able to use their art “as this beautiful vehicle to remind us of our own personal power.”Despite the problems in the US and Canada, Keys stressed there’s a lot to be praised about both countries.“There are far more good things than negative things overall, and the health care in Canada, I have to say, is quite impressive,” she said.Alongside Keys, members of Canada’s indigenous rights movement were also recognized for their fight to end discrimination and improve living conditions in indigenous communities.On hand to accept the award were Quebec Idle No More founders Melissa Dupuis and Widia Lariviere, Inuk writer Delilah Saunders and activist Melanie Morrison.Morrison, who has been a leader in the push for a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, said she was deeply touched to receive the award.“It’s amazing that the fight we’re having across Canada on so many different issues is finally being taken notice of,” she said.Morrison said she hoped the award would pressure the Canadian government to “follow through on their promises to indigenous people” and act on issues such as problematic policing, the need for clean water on reserves and the lack of progress on the national inquiry.Cindy Blackstock and Senator Murray Sinclair were also named as award recipients but did not attend the ceremony.last_img read more

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Major fracking finding in the States

A major finding in the U.S. related to the process of fracking.A study finds no evidence chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site.After a year of monitoring, the researchers found the chemical-laced fluids used to free gas trapped deep below the surface stayed thousands of feet below the shallower areas that supply drinking water.Mark Salkeld with the Petroleum Services Association of Canada tells 660News the findings are no surprise to him.“High pressured gas and oil that’s been trapped under layers of the earth for millennia, if it were to get to the surface it would get there on its own, the fracking process is just reaching into those zones and opening it up,” says Salkeld.The author of the study cautions the single study doesn’t prove fracking can’t pollute, since geology and industry practices vary widely. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Major fracking finding in the States by News Staff Posted Jul 19, 2013 12:36 pm MDT read more

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IOC confident it can reduce Calgarys 2026 Winter Games costs

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email IOC confident it can reduce Calgary’s 2026 Winter Games costs An eyebrow raising statement has been released by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with regards to Calgary’s $4.6-billion draft budget for the 2026 Winter Games.Without even knowing all the details, the IOC said it’s confident it can find even more savings, arguing the Calgary Bid Exploration Committee didn’t have all the information it needed.According to Rob Livingstone, producer at gamesbids.com, which follows Olympic bid news, the committee said Calgary’s estimates are modeled on Vancouver 2010, and do not benefit from the new approach of organizing the games.“They didn’t believe Calgary had all the information they needed, hadn’t been leveraging Agenda 2020 which is the reform package, and don’t have all the information that the IOC will be releasing on July 11 when they do further reforms for the Winter Games bid,” he said.The IOC statement said there is a working group looking into ways of reducing the operational budget of the Olympic Winter Games. It argued, for example, it’s saved more than $2-billion for the Tokyo 2020 construction budget and has kept the operational budget lower, at $1.6-billion.Sion, Switzerland is the only city which has officially launched a bid for the 2026 games, but it has a referendum coming up which could bring that to a quick end.The IOC has had a hard time finding potential hosts lately. Three-of-five bids dropped out of the 2024 Olympic Games bid and four-of-six left the 2022 race.The number one reason has been public concern the games would be too expensive to host.Livingstone admitted it’s extremely unusual for the IOC to comment in this way, but he believes the organization is trying to better control its message.“Because they’ve stayed out of it, the message has sort of evolved, their message has evolved on its own or has been impacted or developed by other people, third-parties that they don’t control and that’s been a bad thing for them, I think,” he said, adding this is a new age of Olympic bids. Canada Olympic Park in the morning on Friday, March 31, 2017. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/660 NEWS) by Jonathan Muma Posted Jun 22, 2017 8:44 am MDT read more

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Change of hours for free Goodman tax clinic

The hours have been modified for the remaining days of the complimentary tax clinic being offered to the local community by Brock University’s Goodman School of Business.The clinic, held in the Computer Commons Training Room in Scotiabank Hall, will continue this week with the following hours: Thursday, March 15 from 1 to 4 p.m., with the last client time slot at 3:30 p.m., and Friday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the last time slot at 12:30 p.m.Anyone with a modest income and simple tax situation is eligible for the service, which is held in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.The service is free of charge and operates on a first-come, first-served basis.Anyone attending the tax clinic should bring government-issued photo identification, along with all relevant tax forms. The service is provided for 2017 tax returns only. Full eligibility requirements are listed on the CRA website. read more

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Charlie Gards parents spend last days with their terminallyill baby son

first_imgCharlie Gard’s parents are spending their last days with their baby son, having been given more time before his life support is turned off.The 10-month-old, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, is being cared for at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).The little boy has been at the centre of a lengthy legal battle between his parents, who wanted him to undergo a therapy trial in the US, and specialists at the hospital who said the treatment was experimental and would not help.Last night a picture of Chris Gard and Connie Yates sleeping on either side of their son in hospital was posted on their Twitter account alongside the hashtags #jesuisCharlieGard #charliesfight #letcharliegohome. Monsignor Vincenzo Paglia of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life issued a statement saying: “Dear Charlie, dear parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates, we are praying for you and with you.”Campaigners have pledged their support to the family on social media using hashtags and blue heart emoticons.Charlie’s parents, both in their 30s and from Bedfont, west London, had asked European court judges in Strasbourg, France, to consider their claim after judges in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in London ruled in favour of GOSH doctors.But on Tuesday the European Court of Human Rights refused to intervene.A hospital spokeswoman said on Friday: “Together with Charlie’s parents we are putting plans in place for his care, and to give them more time together as a family.”We would ask you to give the family and our staff some space and privacy at this distressing time.” Charlie Gard The couple had released an emotional video a day earlier saying they had been told Charlie would die on Friday.They said they had been denied their final wish to be able to take their son home to die and felt “let down” after losing their legal fight.The hospital later confirmed it was “putting plans in place for his care”. The family is now expected to spend a few more days together, the Daily Mail said.Charlie’s plight has touched many people and the family received donations totalling more than £1.3 million to take him to the US for therapy.center_img 10-month-old Charlie Gard only has days to liveCredit:PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Fenner Dunlop wins A16 million BHP South Flank overland conveyor contract

first_imgFenner Dunlop has secured the contract to manufacture and deliver the Overland Conveyor Belt package to BHP’s South Flank project in Western Australia. Fenner Dunlop’s ability to manufacture locally in Western Australia and its proximity to South Flank is a vital component of the partnership. Fenner Dunlop will provide approximately 50 km of a low rolling-resistance conveyor belt representing the largest order for Fenner Dunlop’s Kwinana plant in almost ten years.The large racetrack reels will be manufactured by JAF, part of the Fenner Dunlop Australia group of companies, and will maximise reel length, reduce splicing on site and installation time. “We’re looking forward to working with BHP on this new project, improving their conveyor performance and supporting them in the expansion of their operations,” said Scott Ryan, Fenner Dunlop’s Project Manager. The Overland Conveyor Belt project is expected to be completed in December this year.last_img read more

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Le multimédia de Windows 8 élargit ses horizons

first_imgLe multimédia de Windows 8 élargit ses horizonsMicrosoft a communiqué de nouvelles informations sur les aptitudes multimédias de son prochain système d’exploitation.L’arrivée de Windows 8 approche et Microsoft continue de distiller des informations sur les aptitudes de son nouveau système d’exploitation. Windows devrait ainsi se concentrer sur les usages modernes de l’audio et de la vidéo avec l’accent mis sur la lecture de vidéos en ligne (HTML5), de vidéos à la demande et de vidéos tournées avec des smartphones, appareils photos ou caméscopes AVCHD, explique Clubic. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?On note ainsi la baisse du nombre de codecs pris en charge par rapport à Windows 7, ceux restant ayant été optimisés. Un ordinateur sous Windows 8 devra assurer le décodage matériel des principaux codecs vidéo, ce qui réduira la charge processeur, donc la consommation d’énergie, ce qui augmentera par conséquent l’autonomie de la batterie. Le décodage d’une vidéo H.264 sur un même PC prendra ainsi moitié moins de ressources processeur sur Windows 8 que sur Windows 7, la prévisualisation d’une webcam plus de trois fois moins. Quant à l’audio, il sera décodé par blocs plus longs, ce qui permettra au processeur de retourner au repos ou de vaquer à d’autres occupations cent fois plus longtemps.On note aussi quelques restrictions annoncées par Microsoft, notamment en ce qui concerne la fonctionnalité Play To. Les applications de l’environnement Metro ne pourront ainsi diffuser de contenus que vers les récepteurs certifiés Windows Play To, tels que la Xbox 360 (notre photo), alors que celles du bureau pourront effectuer cette opération vers n’importe quel récepteur DLNA. Pour séduire les développeurs de s’investir dans les applis Metro, Microsoft a mis à leur disposition une bibliothèque de développement (SDK) pour le verrou numérique PlayReady, tant pour le streaming que pour le téléchargement. Enfin, les vidéos en 3D seront prises en charge nativement alors qu’Internet Explorer 10 prendra en charge le standard de sous-titres récemment adopté pour le HTML5 ainsi que les pistes audio multiples.Le 14 juin 2012 à 13:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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VW recalls 28000 CC and Tiguan vehicles for inadvertent airbag deployment

first_img More From Roadshow 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader Share your voice 26 Photos 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e review: A thrifty hybrid with more grip Post a comment 0 Enlarge ImageIf your airbag light comes on, call your dealer whether you have a recall or not. That’s not a system you want acting up. Volkswagen There are a whole lot of components involved in a car’s airbag system, and in a worst-case scenario, a faulty part might prevent an airbag from deploying or allow it to inflate at an incorrect time. That’s the reason for Volkswagen’s latest recall.Volkswagen has issued a recall for 27,822 examples of the 2015-2016 Tiguan and 2015-2016 CC. The Tiguans were built between March 12, 2015, and Dec. 19, 2015, while the CCs in this recall carry build dates between May 6, 2015 and Dec. 17, 2015. Their VINs are not sequential.The issue comes from the airbag control module, which in simple terms tells the airbag what to do and when. A faulty capacitor in this module can cause the airbag system to act incorrectly. Specifically, it might cause the airbags to deactivate, but it could also deploy the airbags,r the seatbelt pretensioners or both at an improper time. This can greatly increase the risk of injury, whether a crash is involved or not. The airbag warning light may illuminate, which will at least let the owner know something is amiss.Volkswagen first received information from a single field case in late 2017. In 2018, the automaker received a second case from the field, and supplier ZF/TRW found that something was amiss. A third case was reported in late 2018, and after working further with ZF/TRW, Volkswagen decided the defect was worth a recall.The remedy is a little more complex than usual. Upon receiving recalled vehicles at the dealership, technicians will flash the cars with a software update that is able to detect an increase in resistance within the module, which is what happens when the faulty capacitor in the module fails. If that increased resistance is found, technicians will replace the airbag control module. Volkswagen should be sending owners notifications via first-class mail by mid-September. Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Recalls Volkswagen 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Tags Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 10 Photos Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 18 Photos Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff 81 Photos 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offeringcenter_img 8 Photos Car Industry Crossovers Sedans 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. More From Roadshow 71 Photos 68 Photos Volkswagen’s long-serving Tiguan to soldier on beside new generation Volkswagen,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. 69 Photos Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 12 Photos GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 49 Photos Tags 0 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. Share your voice 52 Photos Post a comment 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro first drive: Extreme yet surprisingly approachable Car Industry General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acuralast_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly November 28 2014

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioEPA Regs Hit Fishing Industry, Unless Congress Meets DeadlineLiz Ruskin, APRN-WashingtonFederal lawmakers return to Washington next week for the final days of the 113th Congress.  They have to pass a budget or a “continuing resolution” by December 11th to avoid a government shutdown. Alaska’s fishing industry is watching another deadline approach: Dec. 18th. On that date tough new EPA regulations apply to commercial fishing boats, unless Congress intervenes.Parnell To Continue Working On IssuesAnnie Feidt, APRN-AnchorageGovernor Sean Parnell has just a few more days on the job. Parnell has been Alaska’s governor a little over five years. He was sworn into office on July 26, 2009, after Sarah Palin resigned earlier that month. Parnell says he doesn’t know what’s next for him, but he expects to keep working on the issues his administration prioritizedWalker To Be Sworn In MondayJeremy Hsieh/KTOOGov.-elect Bill Walker and Lt. Gov.-elect Byron Mallott will be sworn into office Monday at Juneau’s Centennial Hall. The public inauguration ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. and is expected to last about an hour.Juneau Coming Closer to Providing Housing for HomelessCasey Kelly, KTOO – JuneauJuneau is getting closer to becoming the third community in Alaska with a Housing First project to provide the chronically homeless with housing. Organizers told the Juneau Assembly on Monday that the project is moving from the concept stage to the design stage.North Pole Looking at Increasing Sales TaxesTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksThe North Pole City Council is looking at increased sales taxes. Mayor Bryce Ward has proposed the hikes to cover an anticipated $180,000 revenue shortfall. The public turned out in opposition to the tax increases at a City Council meeting Monday night. But the council plans to reconsider the mayor’s proposal next week.Warm Temps Mean More Salt on RoadsDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksWarmer than normal temperatures this fall are allowing expanded use salt to combat icy roads in Fairbanks.  Salt is more effective in some conditions and less expensive.Alaskan Writers Push To Finish A Novel In A Month Anne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageNearly 500 Alaskans are trying to write an entire novel this month. They’re participating in November National Novel Writing Month, a worldwide movement aimed at getting people writing. KSKA’s Anne Hillman spoke to some of the writers gathered at Anchorage’s Loussac Public Library.AK: Amazon in the ArcticZach Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageBlack Friday kicks off the rush of holiday shopping, and its also given rise to a fraternal twin of sorts, Cyber Monday. But there’s one place you might not expect online retail to be turning into a fact of life: Bush Alaska. High freight costs have long been a fact of life in communities off the road system, but in the last few years eCommerce sites have started treating rural areas as a potential market.300 Villages:  NunapitchukAshley Snyder, APRN InternThis week, we’re heading to Nunapitchuk, a city of about 450 people near Bethel. Frank Sume works for the Planning and Zoning office in the city of Nunapitchuk.last_img read more

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Pakistan will not dare attempt Kargillike infiltration in

first_imgNew Delhi: Pakistan will not dare to attempt to infiltrate India like it did in Kargil in 1999 because it has “seen the consequences”, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said on Friday and asserted that the armed forces are keeping a tight watch in border areas. He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event to commemorate 20 years of Operation Vijay, India’s limited war against Pakistan in Kargil. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us “There is no such area that we have left unguarded. Our surveillance team is keeping a tight watch and regularly patrolling the areas,” Rawat said in response to a question on whether Pakistan can attempt a Kargil-like infiltration. “We don’t think Pakistan will attempt something like that (as during Kargil) because they have seen the consequences… I can clearly say, in coming days and years, Pakistan will not dare to attempt any infiltration,” the Army chief told reporters at the event held at the Manekshaw Centre in Delhi Cantonment. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us He also released a video of a special tribute song, penned by Bollywood lyricist Sameer, dedicated to Kargil heroes. The video features Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, actor Salman Khan, Vicky Kaushal of ‘Uri’ fame, and a host of other film celebrities. “Today, we are here to celebrate 20 years of Kargil and Operation Vijay and the Northern Command, as well as the 14 Corps, have kick-started the celebrations to be held over the next few weeks,” Rawat told reporters. Advertise With Us Operation Vijay was India’s limited war against Pakistan in Kargil in 1999. “It is an ode to those officers who guided the soldiers to victory at icy heights of Kargil, as rightly depicted in the theme song (video). It was very touching and moving moment for all of us. Let us all celebrate and rejoice the 20 years of the victory,” he said. Sameer said the song was very special to him, adding, “before penning the song, I went to Leh, Ladakh and Kargil to feel the emotions running through my senses”. GOC-in-C Northern Command Lt Gen Singh, in his address during the event, said Kargil victory celebrations is a “national festival”. “The 20th year celebrations mark the gallantry of the soldiers who participated in Op Vijay, and how the Indian army stood tall, and evicted enemies from Pakistan perched on top of jagged hills. It is also a saga of sacrifices and valour of our soldiers,” he said. “On behalf of all ranks of the Northern Command, let me assure that should there be any contingency that may come up in the command theatre, we will continue with the same resolve to deliver the military objectives set for us,” Singh said. A number of events have been planned by the Army in Delhi and Drass in Jammu and Kashmir this month to mark the 20th anniversary of the ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’. The main anniversary celebrations for this year will be spread over three days from July 25-27. “Year 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of victory in ‘Operation Vijay’, popularly known as the ‘Kargil War’. The Kargil War is a saga of strong political, military and diplomatic actions. The nation shall be celebrating the 20th anniversary of victory this year in Kargil War with pride, honour and inspiration,” the Army had earlier said.last_img read more

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The Flash Season 5 Episode 18 Recap An Excessive Origin

first_imgStay on target We knew we were going to hear this story eventually. How did XS discover her powers anyway? And how did she start relying on Thawne to teach her how to use them and hopefully save her father? Well, tonight’s episode answers all those questions and none of the ones we really want to know. Like, for example, what Thawne’s getting out of all this. He must have some kind of ulterior motive, but we’ll hear about that sometime in the coming weeks, probably. For now, this future origin story needs a frame. You’ll remember last week when Sherloque outed XS’s whole deal. Now she’s in prison and Team Flash is figuring out what to do. To discern why she started working with Thawne in the first place, they read through her diary. Man, even superhero parents are the lamest.So most of the episode takes place in the future as Nora’s parents read the events that led up to her trip into the past. She, just like her dad, was working as a CSI for the CCPD. Her specialty: Tracking down metahumans. It’s fun to see what her “normal” life in the future is like. Just like her dad, she’s always late and a bit socially awkward. She has a good friend with whom she works in her lab. She also has an obsession with speedsters and The Flash museum for reasons she’s not entirely clear on. While investigating the latest in a string of odd chemical truck robberies, she finds evidence that the culprit is a speedster. Her friend doesn’t believe her, pointing out her own Barry Allen-style murder obsession board of speedsters. Soon, video evidence of white lightning proves that Nora isn’t so crazy.Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora (Photo Credit: Katie Yu/The CW)Conveniently, the mysterious speedster happens to rob the crime lab right as Nora and her partner are ending their visit. Nora tries to stop him, but takes a full blast of lightning the the chest. Her friend runs to help, and gets a burn on her hand when she touches her. And that’s how Nora gets her powers… sort of. See, during her examination, the hospital finds a strange piece of metal lodged in Nora’s shoulder and pulls it out. HMMM I WONDER WHAT THAT COULD BE? The show treats it like a big mystery, but we already know the answer. It doesn’t even work as a generator for suspense. We’re not waiting for a bang, or wondering what’s going to happen when she finds out what it is. We already know the answer, we saw the consequences play out back when the season started.It’s a problem that plagues a lot of flashback episodes, apparently even when they take place in the future. It’s filling in the blanks, but largely it’s addressing questions we already know the answers to. Don’t get me wrong, it is fun to watch Nora learn to use her speed and catch her first bad guy. But I thought this would be the episode that told us why Thawne is helping her. What he’s trying to cause or prevent. We don’t get that. The episode, it seems, wants us to believe it’s because he feels sorry for Nora. Or that she reminds him of the year he spent training Barry to become The Flash. Maybe that he just wants to feel that way again before his pending execution.Jessica Parker Kennedy as Nora, Candice Patton as Iris West – Allen, Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Hartley Sawyer as Dibney, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton and Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West (Photo Credit: The CW)Who knows, maybe he is repenting here? Trying to make up for at least one of his crimes before he’s put to death for them. After all, he decides to help only after the evil speedster Godspeed kills her partner. Afterwards, she puts together that Godspeed isn’t a natural speedster. He’s synthesizing a drug that makes him that way. Now, he’s trying to make a version that doesn’t wear off after a while. Just like the inevitable fallout between Nora and Iris, it’s hard to care about this flashback/forward’s villain of the week. Unlike other VOTW-focused episodes, it can’t even pretend to have the smallest bearing on the overall plot. We’ve already seen her later, more spectacular fights. We know this one doesn’t affect anything.Fortunately, it’s a cool-looking fight. The show burned us all out on all the speedster-vs-speedster battles in the first three seasons, but it’s been long enough now to have a minor one. Turns out, they’re still a hell of a lot of fun. Once Thawne starts helping Nora we get another one of those shots of lightning bolts chasing each other through the city. It still looks cool. Sure, we know this battle has no consequences, and that robs it of its stakes. Even so, the quick action and ticking clock nature of how Nora beats him make for a genuinely exciting fight scene. Good thing too. Without the spectacle, this episode would have felt like a waste of time.Tom Cavanagh as Eobard Thawne and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen (Photo Credit: Dean Buscher/The CW)That’s why it’s a bit disappointing to see The Flash kick the can down the road another week. By the end of the episode, Iris has let Nora out of her cell so she can finish the story on her own. This should be the moment when we get some information about what exactly Thawne’s endgame is here. Instead, she finishes the story, learns that Barry Allen was indeed The Flash, and asks Thawne to teach her to go back in time. Everything we already knew. Barry asks to speak to Nora alone,  tells her he can’t trust her, then sends her back to the future, telling her not to come back. We get an after-credits scene where he yells at Thawne and still nothing new is revealed. Kind of a letdown for the first episode back after a month hiatus.At least we get some interesting new information around the edges. This whole season, we’ve been operating under the assumption that this battle with Cicada is when Flash disappears. While it remains true that in Nora’s future, Cicada is the only villain The Flash never caught, that’s not when Barry disappeared. He went missing in The Crisis. That’s what Iris’ future article was actually about. We also learned that a ton of different Flash’s showed up, including Wally West and Jay Garrick. That’s more of a preview for next fall’s big crossover. Man, I already can’t wait for next season. “Crisis on Infinite Earths” is going to be huge.The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.Previously on The Flash:The Flash Season 5 Episode 17 RecapThe Flash Season 5 Episode 16 RecapThe Flash Season 5 Episode 15 Recap Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019’The Flash’ Season 5 Finale Recap: 2 Big Bads and 1 Pre-Crisis last_img read more

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Lego Movie 2 Video Game Teases The Second Part

first_img Lego Unveils ‘Friends’ 25th Anniversary Central Perk SetThis Tree House Is Lego’s Most Sustainable Set Ever Stay on target Much like the first Lego Movie itself, the first Lego Movie video game was surprisingly dope. The Lego games in general are some of the best and most consistent casual kids games out there, but even compared to its peers the Lego Movie video game stood out. Maybe because the source material was so strong. Maybe because it actually rendered its whole world out of Lego pieces instead of specific assets. Or maybe because it wasn’t tied to one specific #brand. But it was awesome.And hopefully everything continues to be awesome when it comes to Lego Movie video games. Check out this new teaser trailer for The Lego Movie 2 Videogame.The Lego Movie 2 arrive in theaters in just a few days. And presumably what we know about that move will also inform what’s going on in this game. The Lego world of Emmet Brickowski remains a colorful post-apocalypse after the Duplo invasion. Perhaps those bigger, baby-friendly bricks will be incorporated in the construction puzzles? Give us a big open wasteland to explore like Mad Max for kids.The box-art prominently features mini-doll General Sweet Mayhem from the Systar System, a new villain played by Stephanie Beatriz working for Tiffany Haddish’s Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi. We’re also looking forward to more Rex Dangervest, Chris Pratt’s new role that’s basically a pastiche of all previous Chris Pratt roles.And like all Lego video games, we expect The Lego Movie 2 Videogame to be chock full of characters to play as like Masters Builders Lucy, MetalBeard, and Batman. Plus President Business is just too cool a villain to not bring back. WB says these characters and over 100 more can all be smashed together. Hopefully one of them is Ruth Bader Ginsburg.The Lego Movie 2 Videogame releases February 26 on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For more on Lego games check out our thoughts on Lego DC Super-Villains and Lego Incredibles and read about the shared history of Lego games and Lego movies.last_img read more

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Google Chrome Finally Ends Autoplay on Background Tabs

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » 2 min read August 28, 2015 This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Chrome will soon roll-out a feature that keeps tabs from autoplaying if they are not in the foreground, according to TechCrunch. And while that means videos will still auto-play when a tab is in the foreground, the innovation saves Chrome users from a cacophony of autoplay advertisements when they open multiple tabs at once.For users who like to play music on a background tab, the change allows the music to play: As long as the user focuses on the tab at some point, the autoplay will continue to run unless the tab is closed.“This means no more “Where’s that sound coming from?” moments when an ad decides to autoplay in a tab you’ve specifically opened in the background,” writes François Beaufort, Google’s Chromium evangelist, in a Google+ announcement.In the wake of the shooting of two journalists, Alison Parker and Adam Ward, in Roanoke, Virginia, many people on Twitter and Facebook have called for an end to autoplay. The shooter had uploaded a video of the murders to his Twitter feed, and because of autoplay, people viewing the feed were involuntarily subjected to the video. This Chrome update is not an answer to those requests–even with this change, those videos would have still autoplayed if they were in the user’s primary tab.last_img read more

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first_img 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 August 19, 2011 — Agfa HealthCare announced it would showcase its direct radiography (DR) solutions at AHRA 2011, the annual meeting for the Association for Medical Imaging Management. The event was held Aug. 14-17, in Grapevine, Texas.The company’s comprehensive DX-D portfolio includes fully automated, integrated digital X-ray rooms, mobile DR units and basic, affordable DR solutions.DX-D 100: The DX-D 100 is a compact, fully motorized mobile DR X-ray unit. It is equipped with high X-ray generator power (up to 50 kW effective power) for enhanced imaging of dense areas. The high generator power offers shorter exposure times and sharper images, especially in abdominal and spinal exams and X-rays of bariatric patients. The system is operated from a 17-inch touch screen. Separate battery packs for driving and imaging can handle heavy workloads when needed. Furthermore, the unit can perform X-ray exams during charging.MUSICA2 image processing software: Inherent to each Agfa HealthCare DR solution are MUSICA2, the company’s image processing software, and its established NX platform. The MUSICA2 software automatically analyzes the characteristics of each image and optimizes processing parameters independent of user input and dose settings. It is unaffected by the presence of collimation or direct X-ray backgrounds in the image. The software can also improve the overall visibility of clinically relevant structures, in particular making low-contrast details more easily perceptible.For more information: www.agfahealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 News | August 19, 2011 Agfa Showcases DR Solutions at AHRA 2011 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 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… 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 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 center_img 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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Meet the White Houses first transgender staffer

first_imgFreedman-Gurspan recently called for state and federal officials to do more to address a recent wave of trans homicides. “We are at a crisis at this point,” she told Al Jazeera America earlier this month. Noting that there had been 33 trans women killed in the United States over the past two years, she added: “At this point . . . we really would like to see some kind of response from [state and federal] authorities.”Freedman-Gurspan’s previous job was at the National Center for Transgender Equality, where she worked as a policy adviser for the Racial and Economic Justice Initiative. In that role, she also urged the government to release undocumented transgender immigrants who cannot be adequately protected from sexual violence in detention.“To really end the suffering transgender detainees face, the Obama Administration must release transgender detainees for whom being in detention makes them a target of sexual assault and violence,” she said in a June statement.The trans advocacy group announced the White House appointment Tuesday, in a press release containing several statements from the leaders of other LGBT organizations.“We’re celebrating because this is an important milestone for the transgender community, but we’re also thrilled that Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, an incredibly smart, talented, and committed professional, will now be working for the American people,” said Aisha Moodie-Mills, president and chief executive of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute.Added Courtney Cuff, president and chief executive of the Gill Foundation: “As the first openly transgender person to work for the White House, Raffi’s appointment is another important step toward ensuring our federal government fully includes the voices and experiences of our communities.”A handful of openly trans individuals have worked in the current administration, but not as a White House staff member. Two of them — Jay Davis at the Environmental Protection Agency and Amanda Simpson, executive director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives — participated in a White House video supporting a ban on conversion therapy earlier this year.Other trans administration officials, according to the NCTE, have included Dylan Orr, a former special assistant at the Department of Labor; Chloe Schwenke, senior adviser for LGBT policy and senior adviser to the Bureau on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance; and Shawn Skelley in the Department of Defense.Obama also appointed trans attorney Shannon Minter to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships in June.© 2015, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Woot! The White House just appointed its first openly #transgender staffer http://t.co/XxttyhRB0B pic.twitter.com/pMz4CcSh5P— Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallStNYC) August 18, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House has appointed its first openly transgender staff member. Raffi Freedman-Gurspan has been hired as an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, LGBT groups and the White House said Tuesday.Freedman-Gurspan “demonstrates the kind of leadership this administration champions,” Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama, said in an emailed statement confirming the appointment. “Her commitment to bettering the lives of transgender Americans — particularly transgender people of color and those in poverty — reflects the values of this administration.”In a news release, National Center for Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling said: “President Obama has long said he wants his administration to look like the American people. I have understood this to include transgender Americans. A transgender person was inevitably going to work in the White House.“That the first transgender appointee is a transgender woman of color is itself significant. And that the first White House transgender appointee is of a friend is inspiring to me and to countless others who have been touched by Raffi’s advocacy.”Watch a video released by the Obama administration that features staffers voicing their support of efforts to ban the use of “conversion therapy” for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender minors:center_img Related posts:Obama: US will make immigration ‘more fair and just’ Obama to request $1 billion from Congress to help Central America After 23 years, the US is dropping its claim that Cuba sponsors terrorism. Here’s what it means. Obama presents plan to close Guantanamo prisonlast_img read more

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myTab travel gift card launches in Australia

first_imgmyTab travel gift card launches in AustraliamyTab, a San Francisco-based online travel gift card has launched in Australia, providing a new way to gift money to friends and family to put towards their holidays.Now you can shout “put it on myTab” and friends and family can add to your myTab account; the perfect gift idea for a birthday, anniversary or even honeymoon.Then you can use all or some of the funds to book flights and accommodation within the myTab site.Once booked, you can socially thank those who have contributed towards your trip, bringing emotion back to e-gift giving.After booking, left over cash can either be used towards another trip, re-gifted to a friend on myTab or donated to one of the website’s featured environmental charities.Since its launch in 2011, myTab has helped travellers save time by eliminating the need to compare prices.myTab customers spend an average 30 minutes from searching to booking as the use of gifted cash makes price much less of an issue.With growth, myTab aims to introduce their Match myCash feature: accumulating the volume of crowd funded customer cash to negotiate exclusive deals with airlines and hotels.myTab is free to sign up and a great way to give, receive and save money for your travels.See how it works below: Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinson Sign up to myTablast_img read more

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