Some Spring Weight Restrictions Lifted

first_img Roads in the western area of the province will be the first tosee the removal of spring weight restrictions. The Department of Transportation and Public Works is liftingspring weight restrictions on roads in Yarmouth, Shelburne andDigby counties, and Region of Queens Municipality, effective12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28. Further announcements on spring weight restrictions in otherareas of the province will be made as soon as road conditionsallow. It is expected that this will occur as early as May 3 formost areas, weather permitting. Spring weight restrictions came into effect on March 10. Therestrictions for trucks are announced each year during springthaw to help protect roads that are weakened by wet, mildweather. TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS–Some Spring Weight RestrictionsLiftedlast_img read more

Maritime Provinces to Explore Mobile Radio Communications System

first_imgA memorandum of understanding has been signed between the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, authorizing all three jurisdictions to explore the development of a Maritime-wide mobile radio communications system that will benefit citizens across the region. The memorandum was signed by Nova Scotia’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Murray Scott, New Brunswick’s Supply and Services Minister Jack Keir and Carolyn Bertram, Minister of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour for Prince Edward Island. “Nova Scotia is a leader in the development of radio communications systems for first responders, and we’re pleased to join New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island to explore the feasibility of a Maritime-wide system,” said Mr. Scott. “A shared system would have many benefits, including helping to ensure our first responders can continue to communicate, even when they cross Maritime borders.” “By forming this partnership, we are taking a team approach toward exploring a new and modern mobile radio communications system for the Maritimes,” said Mr. Keir. “There is great potential in this agreement to share specialized infrastructure, to reduce our costs and to create a seamless, integrated system that strengthens and improves our ability to respond to emergency situations in each province and across the region. Our collaborative approach also demonstrates to the federal government that this is a significant initiative worthy of funding support from Ottawa.” Each of the provinces now operates an independent mobile radio communications system and all are actively involved in renewing those systems for their respective emergency response organizations. “I am pleased to work with my counterparts in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to formalize our partnership and explore federal funding for this initiative,” said Ms. Bertram. “A Maritime-wide public safety radio system would not only benefit our province as we explore options to replace the mobile radio and pager system currently in use, it will increase efficiency and enable us to provide seamless emergency communications among our three neighbouring provinces.” The memorandum signifies a tri-province partnership has been formed to explore a common solution for mobile radio communications for the Maritimes. This partnership may include collaborating on its procurement, sharing the cost and operation of a next generation of an inter-provincial radio system that will lead to greater efficiencies and better safety. The provinces will also work together in exploring federal funding to support the initiative. The memorandum was effective Aug. 31, and will remain in place for four years. Under the joint agreement, a working group, made up of one representative from each province, will consult with interested groups and people to develop a plan to bring the project forward to the governments. The goal is to have a Maritime-wide mobile communications system in place in 2011. The multi-million dollar project is expected to help thousands of public safety and public works staff and personnel in delivering emergency services in the field. The project was initiated by the Maritime premiers, which issued a decision at the Council of Atlantic Premiers in May 2008, directing their officials to explore the development of the new communications system.last_img read more

Clive Anderson To Host ActionAids Winter Comedy Gala

first_imgActionAid’s Winter Comedy Gala will take place at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London’s West End on November 17.Guests will enjoy a three course meal whilst listening to some of the top UK comedians battle it out for the biggest laughs.Hosted by the award-winning broadcaster Clive Anderson, this exclusive black-tie gala features some of the UK’s finest comedians, including Richard Herring, Shazia Mirza, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Sara Pascoe, Mark Watson and Arabella Weir.Tickets start at £200, and proceeds from this very special event will go to help the world’s most vulnerable women and children this Christmas.For tickets and more info, click here.last_img

American Express 4Q Earnings Snapshot

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) _ American Express Co. (AXP) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $2.01 billion, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said it had profit of $2.32. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $1.74 per share.The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.80 per share.The credit card issuer and global payments company posted revenue of $10.47 billion in the period, which also did not meet Street forecasts. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $10.58 billion.American Express expects full-year earnings to be $7.85 to $8.35 per share.American Express shares have climbed slightly more than 4 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has risen 5 per cent. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $99.51, a decrease of 1 per cent in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on AXP at https://www.zacks.com/ap/AXPThe Associated Presslast_img read more

Ohio States Jalin Marshall not satisfied after 4 touchdown performance

Redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall (17) returns a punt for a touchdown during a game against Indiana on Nov. 22 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-27.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorIn football, mistakes happen.And in the age of social media, players hear about their mistakes until they redeem themselves. After Ohio State’s win against Minnesota on Nov. 15, there were those who wanted to share their thoughts with Jalin Marshall, and those thoughts certainly weren’t all encouraging.“Somebody probably told me to kill myself, that’s probably a big one for somebody to take in,” the redshirt-freshman H-back said Saturday. “But, you know, at the end of the day you’ve got to let that go and move on to next week.”Marshall, who lost two fumbles in the 31-24 win against the Golden Gophers, moved on by scoring four touchdowns just a week later. The former high school quarterback caught three touchdown passes and returned a punt 54 yards for a score during the Buckeyes’ 42-27 win against Indiana on Saturday.After the game, Marshall said he felt redeemed, but stressed the success of the team was more important than his individual statistics.“I’m just satisfied with the team win,” he said. “I feel like that was very important for us to get the win tonight.”Marshall added that — while the game itself was satisfying — the Buckeyes still have work to do moving forward.“I’m not satisfied with the season yet,” he said. “But it does feel good, kind of have that barrier off my back. All the negative things I’ve got toward me.”Before Marshall got going on an individual level, the Buckeyes were struggling as a team. OSU had just a 14-13 lead at halftime and fell behind, 20-14, after the break.By the time the Hoosiers took possession with 3:25 to play in the third quarter, Marshall spent limited time with the ball in his hands. But the Indiana drive stalled, and Marshall trotted out to around midfield as the Hoosiers set up to punt from their own four-yard line.Marshall fielded the kick at the OSU 46-yard line, turned up field, made the punter miss and suddenly shifted the game back in favor of the Buckeyes.“Once I got the ball, I just put my foot in the ground and seen the end zone and got there,” Marshall said of his 54-yard score.Especially after Marshall’s turnovers helped Minnesota stay in the game a week earlier, sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott said he was glad to see Marshall have the day he did, and added the punt return touchdown changed the dynamic of the contest.“I think it’s really good,” Elliott said of Marshall’s performance. “(He’s) been having a great year and then he stepped up big time for us when we needed a spark with that punt return that kind of carried us home.”After going from near-villain to the savior of the Buckeyes, Marshall credited the support he received from the people around him for his ability to turn it around on the field.“It was kind of tough at first, but I had a lot of support from my teammates, my coaching staff and my family,” he said. “I felt like they supported me the whole week and kept my head up, and I felt like I proved myself today.”Senior tight end Jeff Heuerman — who received negative feedback from fans after missing a key block in the 2013 Big Ten Championship Game — said he spoke with Marshall about how to bounce back.“I’ve experienced it first hand, and having that experience I talked to him and we got him on the right foot going and he obviously came out and showed it today,” Heuerman said after the game.“I just told him to relax,” Heuerman added. “He’s an outstanding football player and we’ve seen it this year in practice every day.”Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett — who threw two interceptions in the first half against Indiana — stressed that mistakes are bound to happen, and the team rallied around Marshall to help him put the Minnesota game behind him.“I mean, unfortunate things happen through the course of a game,” Barrett said. “And last week, it just happened often for (Marshall). But as a offense and as a team, we picked him up and told him, ‘You’re gonna be all right.’ And sure enough, he comes out and plays well.”As for the individuals who provided negative feedback a week earlier, Marshall said he expected them to stay quiet this time around.“I felt like I kind of silenced the doubters, the doubts they had in me,” he said. “It felt satisfying that people could see how I could really go out there and play.”Marshall’s next chance to prove those doubters wrong is set to come on Saturday against Michigan at Ohio Stadium.While his focus has likely turned to that noon kickoff for The Game, Marshall had something else to focus on after helping take down the Hoosiers: “My phone is in my pocket and it’s making me sweat how much they’re tweeting.” read more

Its Been the Americas World Cup

Before the World Cup began, FiveThirtyEight’s projections, which are based on ESPN’s Soccer Power Index (SPI), were higher for teams from South America and lower for teams from Europe than other ratings systems’.So far, that’s looked like a reasonably sharp assessment. And if we extend the analysis from continents to hemispheres — with teams from North America and South America in one group, and those from Europe, Africa and Asia in the other — it looks like we may even have underestimated teams from the Americas.First, let’s look at the results by continental confederation. The table below evaluates each confederation’s results so far and compares them with the FiveThirtyEight/SPI forecast before the tournament. It includes results through Friday afternoon’s game between Costa Rica and Italy, and excludes games (such as the France-Switzerland match that I’m watching now) between teams from the same confederation.Before the tournament, our projections expected South American teams to have compiled 5.7 wins, 2.0 losses and 2.3 draws through this point in the World Cup. In fact, their record is 7-2-1. Not a huge difference, but the South American teams have more than held up their side of the bargain.Teams from Europe, by contrast, are 5-6-2 in games played against other confederations, compared with an expected record of 5.1 wins, 4.6 losses and 3.3 draws. Pretty close, although a pinch worse than expected.It’s teams from North America’s CONCACAF federation, instead, that have produced the largest discrepancy. They’re 4-1-1 so far, much better than their meager expected record of 1.4 wins, 3.1 losses and 1.5 draws. Meanwhile, teams from Asia and Africa, although not expected to be much good, are struggling with a combined record of just 1-8-4 so far.A still more striking result comes when you combine the continents into hemispheres (counting Europe along with Asia and Africa in one hemisphere and the Americas in another). In inter-hemisphere matches so far, the Americas have 10 wins against just two losses. The rest of the world has the opposite record: 2-10-0.What accounts for the differences? The least sexy explanation might be luck: We’re not talking about all that large a sample of matches. We’ll have to see whether the pattern holds through the rest of the tournament.But travel distance could also play a role. The FiveThirtyEight match projections include a very modest adjustment for east-to-west travel distance (north-to-south distance seems to matter much less, perhaps because it doesn’t produce as much jet lag). The adjustment is calibrated based on the results of highly competitive soccer matches since 2006. However, there’s evidence that the home-continent advantage had been higher in the past. No European team has ever won a World Cup played in the Americas.It’s also possible that the effect has something to do with the stadium atmosphere. Teams such as Chile and Colombia have received raucous support in their matches so far; in the game I attended at Estádio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, perhaps 90 percent of the crowd was pulling for the Chileans. Because partisan crowds seem to affect officiating decisions in soccer, that could mean these teams are getting a bit more slack from the officials. Chile, for example, spent much of the second half of its win against Spain lying on the pitch with exaggerated injuries but received no sanction for time-wasting.A final theory might be that teams from the Americas are fresher. The major European leagues just completed play in mid-May after beginning their season last August. Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, for example, played in 51 matches for Real Madrid since the start of last summer, including the Champions League final a few weeks ago. The best teams from the Americas, like Brazil and Argentina, also have plenty of stars in the major European leagues. But others, such as Costa Rica and Mexico, are less reliant on such players. That could serve to mitigate the talent advantage that the European teams might have and reward the countries with disciplined and tactical team play. read more

Drasko Mrvaljevic goes to Bregenz

Austrian handballBregenz HandballDrasko MrvaljevicGoppingenmONTENEGRO Montenegrian playmaker-left back, Drasko Mrvaljevic signs three years contract with the Austrian TOP team, Bregenz.  He is currently playing in Frisch Auf Goppingen with the possibility to finish this season in Macedonian Metalurg as loaned player, after losing the place in the “best 7” in German team.Mrvaljevic has huge experience in playing for many teams in Serbia, Slovenia and Spain.Bregenz stayed without coach after Martin Liptak was sacked 10 days ago. ← Previous Story Young Swedish goalkeeper, Mikael Appelgren in MT Melsungen Next Story → Vive Targi Kielce wins Polish Derby!

Young Greek man killed

first_imgYoung Greek man Bill Tsinas was killed in a motorcycle accident in Melbourne’s northwest last Saturday. The 21 year old Tsinas was a pillion passenger on a motorcycle his friend was driving. A motorcycle rider and his pillion passenger have been killed after the bike hit barriers on a freeway off-ramp in Melbourne’s northwest. Police said the accident happened about 12.30 am on Saturday at the Bulla Road exit of the Tullamarine Freeway. The rider and passenger died at the scene of the crash. The funeral of the unfortunate Greek man Bill Tsinas was held on Friday, at the church of St. Dimitrios in Moonee Ponds. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

Power Rangers Fan Makes Fitting Anime Opening

first_img If you’ve been following Power Rangers in all their various incarnations, you might be aware that there’s a new comic series going on: Power Rangers: Shattered Grid. It’s spinoff from BOOM! Studios that features many of your favorite Power Rangers from various parts of the Power Rangers lore, even with characters from other spinoffs. It’s a true series for die-hard fans, that’s for sure.Fans are absolutely in love with it, too, as evidenced by this anime-inspired one fan put together using images from the comic and animating them together in an anime-like style that mimics many of the cooler openings from some of your favorite show. With the tagline “No Ranger is Safe,” the series was also followed with a new story: “Beyond the Grid.” The first series originally ran from March 2018 through August 2018, which also happened to be the month of the 25th anniversary of Power Rangers’ original TV debut in 1993.The main story finds the Time Force Rangers heading out to investigate a rift in space, and ends up pulling in characters Katie, Trip, and Lucas. After dealing with the rift, their Megazord explodes and the team has collided with the teams of RPM and Dino Charge. It gets pretty complicated from there on out, but longtime fans will find plenty to enjoy, especially with the anime-styled opening.There has been a rash of anime-styled opening videos like this one from fans over the past few months, and they seem to keep getting better and better. It proves fans know exactly what they want to see out of their favorite franchises, and that many of them are ultra-talented. We can’t wait to see what fans come up with next, and what comes of the Power Rangers franchise. It’s sure changed a lot since we first saw it make its debut.Unleash your inner Megazord now that you’re saturated with Ranger knowledge. You should be reading Boom! Studios’ latest run of Ranger comics. Watch MovieBob’s review of that last film. Stay informed of all Mighty Morphin’ news here with the 25th Anniversary. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘Legend of the White Dragon’ Reunites Original Power RangersThe Original ‘Power Rangers’ Movie Should Have Stayed Small Stay on targetlast_img read more

Face Up Online Billboard

first_img What this cover and the overall Billboard design strategy says is that the old school approach to cover making, where tiny bits of magazine material are shoehorned into every corner of the cover, stuffing it to overflowing with photos and teasers, is no longer applicable. This is a cover design that recognizes the multiplatform, viral, instantaneous nature of the times, and that’s what makes it so successful and so exciting. Other magazines should take note: an original, distinctive, contemporary cover design is the best way to visually revitalize your brand. There was a time back in the 1950s, when trade magazines were art directed by some of the most talented folks in the business (Walter Allner and Bradbury Thompson are just two), who approached the publication covers as part of the overall corporate packaging branding and design. This new set of Billboard covers is firmly in that tradition. UPDATE: Thanks to art director/illustrator Andrew Skwish for pointing out the similarities in overall tone between the current Billboard cover and covers of The Face in the 1980s, when it was designed by Neville Brody. The Face even had a short-lived experiment with a vertical logo! This era of The Face (the cover pictured is from 1985) was one of my favorites, and a huge influence on me and many other art directors. This makes me like the new Billboard design even more. Just 10 years ago, Billboard still lived up to its trade magazine reputation on the cover, with a newspaper-like design that was occassionally broken up with special large photo designs. For much of the time since then, the covers have featured creative, aggressive, rock ‘n’ roll design, with a heavy nod to the look of magazines like Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly. The design exploded off the pages, bursting with distorted typography and huge amounts of cover lines. They were pop, and they popped! A cover redesign in early 2013 led by then-art director Andrew Horton eliminated the classic, multi-colored logo for a new, smaller treatment, combined with more subdued cover typography and sophisticated photography. I watched this cover get pushed on Twitter over the past weekend and noone cared that the logo was sideways or that there weren’t a lot of cover lines. It was a memorable cover of Enrique Iglesias, fans loved it, and that’s what sent it flying around the internet. It’s great publicity and drives interest and traffic to the brand, as opposed to selling a couple extra copies on a newsstand. You wouldn’t expect something as simple as the April 26, 2014 cover of Billboard to be groundbreaking and envelope pushing, but that’s exactly what it is. The cover features a cool photograph of singer Enrique Iglesias, sleek, minimal cover typography and a bold, poster-like logo; it’s highly original, extremely artful and a crowd-pleaser all at the same time (I know because I checked with my 13-year-old daughter who is a big Enrique fan). When the vertical Billboard logo was introduced earlier this year I was dubious about its long-term status. My first reaction was that it was a nice gimmick that wouldn’t last. Plenty of magazines have added nontraditional tilts and positionings to their logos, and about 99.99 percent of them revert back to “normal” in short order after readers, marketers and subscription mavens amply complain. But now, I love it. The logo frames the cover like a poster; it’s an acknowledgement that for a magazine like Billboard, the image on the cover is most important–especially as it travels across multiple platforms. The concept of newsstand sales as the driver for the cover design is no longer valid; the most effective covers work as images on Twitter, iPads, Facebook, etc. And the new Billboard logo, its very modern and distinctive design along with its photography are perfectly suited for this new cover paradigm. See examples of those covers here. Most magazine covers, and especially trade publications, tend towards a standard formula with lots of typographic and graphic devices to grab the readers’ attention, and crisp, sharp photographs with riveting eye contact. This cover has none of that; it even flaunts a big green logo in stark contradiction to the magazine urban legend that “green is death on the newsstand.” Since their cover redesign earlier this year, led by creative director Shanti Marlar, Billboard has been aggressively pursuing more creative photography, with very sensual color tones and poster-like framings. This is their eighth cover since the format change, the second under new design director Rob Hewitt and, to my eye, it’s the strongest to date. My enthusiasm for the big-picture aspects of the Billboard design should not obscure the good work that went into this particular cover, both in terms of the crafting and creation of the photograph and the detailing of the typography. It’s a refreshing and energizing graphic step forward, and as my daughter Lillian says, “it looks so cool!” The photograph of Iglesisas by David Needleman is dark and moody, with his face in shadow and his eyes looking down away from the reader. It’s a powerful portrait, intimate and sexy. And the cover typography is very sparse and understated, letting the strength of the overall design rest on the photograph and the graphic logo.last_img read more

In unnerving trend 35000 walrus haul out at Point Lay

first_imgPacific walrus. (Photo: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association)In what’s becoming an increasingly common sight, tens of thousands of walrus have hauled out on the coast of the Chukchi Sea near the Native Village of Point Lay.Download AudioAn estimated 35,000 Pacific walrus are currently crowding a barrier island just north of Point Lay, a phenomenon that has become more and more common.The U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Native Village of Point Lay hosted a media teleconference last month to offer updates on the haulout and guidelines for the media. Tony Fischbach, a USGS wildlife biologist started off the call with an overview of the issue.“So the main point here is that this is a new phenomenon of large coastal haulouts forming on the U.S. shores of the Chukchi Sea that has only been seen during years of complete loss of sea ice in the Chukchi Sea.”The haulouts were first observed in 2007, coinciding with a record sea ice melt in the Arctic, as sea ice extent plummet to 39 percent below average. Female walruses and their young generally spend their summers on the sea ice, foraging in shallower areas for food. But as summer sea ice retreats, walrus are forced to spend summers on shore.The haulout are concerning both to scientists and those who rely on them for food, as any disturbance can lead to deadly stampedes. Last year an estimated 60 young walruses were killed due to the concentrated haulouts.Wildlife biologist Jonathan Snyder with Fish and Wildlife Service commended the nearby village for providing a safe place for the animals to haul out.“I think the fact that walrus continue to haul out near the community of Point Lay year after year is testament of the fact of the great stewardship role that that community has taken. I’d imagine if that were not a safe place the walrus would not keep returning.”Point Lay is doing its best to keep the walrus safe, but the village frustrated by the media that won’t keep their distance. In conjunction with Fish and Wildlife Service, USGS, and NOAA, the village of Point Lay issued a statement urging the media to keep their distance.“The community does not have the capacity to house anybody visiting. This is a small community. Our population is only about 246 and it’s a subsistence community.”Leo Ferreira the III, Tribal Council President of the Native Village of Point Lay, says the media isn’t listening. At least one person has disobeyed the villages’s multiple requests to keep their distance.Gary Braasch, an environmental photographer, flew over the haulout on August 23rd. While he says he obeyed flight guidelines, a spokesperson for the Fish and Wildlife Service speaking to the Guardian newspaper, says his photos show walruses that appear to be agitated, fleeing the area.Ferreira vented his frustration at the media.“It’s very disturbing when you guys disrespect our way of living, disrespect our community and our wishes for the fact that you guys want a story and want a.. think you guys can come here and then go rent a boat, rent somebody’s boat and go across and disturb the walruses on your guys’s own. That’s not permitted. Not even our own people are permitted to go over there and disturb the walruses with a mass haulout like this.”The community is working with the Federal Aviation Administration to issue notices and guidelines to pilots in the region. Ferreira says resident hunters have also have been reduced or redirected away from the haulout.With freeze-up not expected until mid-October, the walruses are hunkered down on shore and the community and scientists hope that disturbances are kept to a minimum.last_img read more

Scott Ascends to Baltimore City Council President

first_imgBy Stephen Janis, Special to the AFROEast Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott earned unanimous support from his colleagues on May 6, to become president of the city’s legislative body. The vote came shortly after his sole opponent, Council Vice President Sharon Green Middleton, threw her support behind Scott.Baltimore City Council President, Brandon Scott. (Courtesy photo)“We’ve had some dark days, however, the passion and hope of all of us working together, will continue to lift us into the light,” Scott said.  “We will never quit even in the face of tremendous pressure and seemingly insurmountable odds. I hope that you will continue to keep me and the city in prayer as we work towards better days.”The elevation of Scott was prompted by a chain of events that began with the resignation of Mayor Catherine Pugh last week.   Prior to her officially leaving office, Pugh had taken an indefinite leave of absence. Then Council President Jack Young became “ex-officio” mayor, an ostensibly temporary hold on the city’s highest job, which became permanent with Pugh’s exit and prompted a vote to select a new council president. Young voiced support for Scott shortly after the vote was announced.“I join the entire city of Baltimore in congratulating Brandon M. Scott on being elected by his peers to serve as the next president of the Baltimore City Council,” Young said in a written statement.“I have known President Scott for more than a decade, and I am confident that he will serve the citizens of Baltimore to the best of his abilities.”Scott’s ascension marks a major step for the 35-year old who was serving his second term representing the city’s second district, and whose ambition for higher office has been no secret. Scott has played a highly visible role in the city’s debate over how to both fight crime and reform a troubled police department currently under federal consent decree.  As the chairman of the city’s Public Safety Committee, Scott instituted monthly updates from the department to tamp down on overtime spending and to give the council more input on crime fighting tactics. He also played an instrumental role in vetting potential candidates for police commissioner, traveling to Ft. Worth, Tx., with a council delegation to speak to community members about then chief Joel Fitzgerald.  Fitzgerald ultimately decided to stay in Ft. Worth.Scott also led a major push in Annapolis to restore local control of the police department, which is currently a state agency.  While the effort ultimately languished in the Senate, Scott’s effort earned praise for maneuvering the bill through a tricky political landscape in Annapolis.Scott has also been one of the foremost advocates of civilian oversight of police, proposing a board comprised of residents that would be responsible for hiring the city’s police chief.Along with his high-profile chairmanship of the council’s public safety committee, Scott has been outspoken on the issue of policing strategy for years.  In 2017 Scott and his fellow committee members released their own crime plan called “Live to Bmore,” a comprehensive blueprint for reducing violence that called for a crackdown on truancy, increasing job training, and focus on guns and repeat violent offenders.In 2018 Scott ran for Lieutenant Governor with Baltimore Democrat James Shea.  Shea finished a distant third in the primary behind Ben Jealous.last_img read more

Gamestop launching Android gaming tablet in 2012

first_imgThere’s no denying that the tablet market is blowing up. Also blowing up: the mobile gaming market, which is now challenging more traditional portable gaming platforms from Nintendo and Sony. So what’s a traditional game retailer like GameStop to do? Why, to kill two birds with one stone, of course!GameStop head honcho Tony Bartel has revealed that the company is already working on an Android-powered tablet for gamers. That’s not really much of a revelation when you look back at GameStop’s activity over the past year or so. In April, GameStop acquired rival service Impulse and its creator Spawn Labs. In 2010, it scooped up Kongregate — who famously introduced their own Android gaming app to thunderous applause.With that kind of gaming clout in its corner, GameStop certainly seems to be in a very strong position to introduce a tablet for gamers. The company first talked about its aspirations in April of 2011, and we should be able to buy their first devices next year.GameStop’s tablet will ship with a dedicated gaming controller and there will, of course, be exclusive titles released for it as well. It’s not yet known what those titles are or what developers are involved.It’s also a good bet that cloud-powered gaming will be a key feature of GameStop’s tablet. The Spawn Labs mantra is “Your games. Everywhere.” after all, and that’s precisely what their Spawn HD-720 set out to do when it launched back in 2009.And since GameStop is now accepting iOS hardware as part of its trade-in program, those of you who bought an iPad for big-screen mobile gaming will be able to drop by and swap them for a GameStop tablet once they’re released — if you’ve got buyer’s remorse by the time they hit the street.via Joystiqlast_img read more

Doctor Who Underrated Villain of the Week Sisters of Plenitude

first_imgStay on target ‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Mire’Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Zygon You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels, and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all?Each week, I will dig into the depths of the Whoniverse to examine one rejected, misjudged, or altogether forgotten big bad. In celebration of this week’s International Cat Day (Aug. 8), here’s one feline fatale you won’t want to cuddle up with.Never trust a nun. Never trust a nurse. And never trust a cat. (via BBC)SISTERS OF PLENITUDEFirst appearance: “New Earth” (2006)—season 2, episode 1Home planet: New SavannahDoctor: TenthCompanion: Rose TylerNever trust a nun. Never trust a nurse. And never trust a cat.The Sisters of Plenitude were an order of Catkind nuns, devoted to helping the sick.Dressed in wimples and habits, the nursing staff of the New Earth hospital conjures feelings of calm reassurance (unlike my own grimacing grimalkin). But exactly how do the duty-bound felines manage to bring people back from the brink of death, to cure incurable diseases?The Doctor isn’t the only one dying to find out.The last “pure” human, Lady Cassandra O’Brien.Δ17—as bitchy and trampoline-like as ever— lurks in the hospital basement, remotely spying on the Sisters. It’s not until she tricks a still-naive Rose into carrying her energy on two feet, though, that she can further investigate.Feisty felines (via BBC)Reunited with the Doctor, Cass-Rose squirms her way through the Time Lord’s musings, impresses with a newfound grasp on technology, and exposes herself by virtue of utter disgust at what they find.The hospital’s “intensive care unit” is lined with thousands of pods (a bit reminiscent of the Tomb of the Cybermen) containing artificially grown humans—and very sick ones, at that.“They were born sick. They’re meant to be sick. They exist to be sick. Lab rats,” according to the Doctor. “No wonder the Sisters have got a cure for everything. They’ve built the ultimate research laboratory. A human farm.”It’s a bit more … complicated for the nuns, who believe their work is righteous and paramount.Novice Hame (Anna Hope) (via BBC)“Mankind needed us. They came to this planet with so many illnesses. We couldn’t cope,” Novice Hame admits. “We did try. We tried everything. We tried using clone-meat and bio-cattle, but the results were too slow. So the Sisterhood grew its own flesh. That’s all they are. Flesh.”(Not to be confused with The Flesh, elastic doppelgängers liberated from their human “originals” in season six.)The well-intentioned procedure—think of all the lives saved!—backfires when Cass-Rose and assistant Chip free the infected. One touch is all it takes to pass on their disease. And one touch is all these people want, after a lifetime in solitary confinement.The Doctor and Cass-Rose (against her better judgment) create a disinfectant shower that instantly cures the humans, ending the attack and liberating hundreds of people into New Earth.Novice Hame (Anna Hope) with the Doctor (David Tennant) and the Face of Boe (voice of Struan Rodger) (via BBC)With blood on their hands paws, the surviving Sisters are arrested by the New New York Police Department. Novice Hame, however, is ordered to attend the Face of Boe—one of the oldest creatures in the known universe—as penance for her part in the Sisterhood’s crimes.Over time, the reformed cat grows fond of her patient, who saves her from an airborne virus that kills the New Earth Senate and most of the planet’s population. In return, Hame cares for and protects the Face of Boe until his dying day.Fun fact: Adjoa Andoh, who plays Sister Jatt, returned for Doctor Who seasons three and four as Martha’s mother, Francine Jones. But you’d never have known she was the same person under all that fur.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Chatting on food benefits makes kids healthier

first_imgParents, please take note. Talking about food benefits is likely to get your kid to eat healthier, which might help them to grow bigger and run faster, says a study. The study, published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behaviour, shows that the researchers found affirming statements were more effective at getting kids to make healthy food choices than presenting the food repeatedly without conversation. The researchers found that kids ate twice as much healthy food when they were told how it would benefit them in terms they could understand as opposed to when they were given the food with no contextual information. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”Every child wants to be bigger, faster, able to jump higher,” said study lead author Jane Lanigan, Associate Professor at Washington State University in the US. “Using these types of examples made the food more attractive to eat,” Lanigan said. The researchers wanted to see if child-centred nutrition phrases (CCNPs), affirmative statements that simply convey the benefits of healthy food, influenced young children to make healthier food choices. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFor the study, the research team picked 87 children and ran an experiment where they offered healthy foods to a group of 3-to-5-year-old children for six weeks. “We found that a month later, the kids ate twice as much of their CCNP food with the repeated exposure compared to the food without the positive words. For example, when we presented lentils we would say, ‘This will help you grow bigger and run faster’,” said Lanigan.last_img read more

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first_img News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. DICOM Solutions’ DICOM CD burning solution combined with a Rimage CD duplication system was designed to be an affordable and easy to use. From an AE title device on your network, you can send a complete patient study to a virtual CD burner. DICOM images can be pushed directly to the Rimage CD and it will burn the CD along with printing a custom label. This solution is made to cut film and storage costs. This low cost alternative to film production lets end users view the CD on any Microsoft Windows PC without loading additional software (DICOM viewer included.) FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more 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 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Technology | November 05, 2008 DICOM CD Burner Made for Affordability Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read morelast_img read more

vRad Presents AI Model to Assess Probability of Aortic Dissection

first_img 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 July 1, 2019 – vRad (Virtual Radiologic), a Mednax company recently made a scientific presentation, “Screening for Aortic Dissection on CT Angiography Using a Convolutional Neural Network,” at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Annual Meeting, June 26-28 in Aurora, Colo.The presentation highlighted how vRad, using machine learning on retrospective aortic dissection data, created an artificial intelligence (AI) model for classifying and prioritizing aortic dissection and rupture for all post-contrast chest computed tomography (CT) imaging data passing through vRad’s patented reading platform. The model is integrated into vRad radiologists’ workflow to accelerate time-to-care. The presentation also outlined how vRad, in conjunction with the Mednax Radiology Solutions Artificial Intelligence (MDR-AI) Incubator, developed a convolutional neural network model trained on these aortic datasets to assess how likely these pathologies would be present in a chest CT.  Aortic dissection is a condition in which the aorta wall tears, causing blood to flow through the torn region as the middle and inner layers of the wall separate. This condition can be fatal if not recognized and treated immediately. The ideal imaging technique for identification of aortic dissection is computed tomography angiography (CTA) of the aorta. A fast method of screening chest CT studies for this pathology can assist with efficient patient triage and diagnosis.The work developing the model also includes efforts of the MDR-AI Incubator, which launched in November 2018. The Incubator brings together radiologists, rich clinical datasets and technology partners to stimulate innovation and product development in radiology, improving clinical accuracy, efficiency, and the overall quality of patient care. The AI Incubator’s approach involves developing models that have immediate and measurable impact, so that medical and technical leaders can build tools that improve the practice of radiology for physicians and their patients.For more information: www.vrad.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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 | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more 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 News | Artificial Intelligence | July 01, 2019 vRad Presents AI Model to Assess Probability of Aortic Dissection Model presented at SIIM 2019 used to prioritize cases and accelerate time-to-care News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more center_img 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 Related Content Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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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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.last_img read more

Passenger tried to bring semi automatic on board flight from Winnipeg

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Tags: Airports Passenger tried to bring semi automatic on board flight from Winnipeg Source: The Canadian Press WINNIPEG — A man whose brother was beaten and killed earlier this month has been charged with trying to bring a semi-automatic handgun onboard a flight from Winnipeg to Toronto.Mohammad Peyawary, a 35-year-old from Toronto, faces several charges including unlawful transport of an unsecured restricted firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.Police said the gun was found inside a carry-on garment bag as a man passed through security on Monday at the James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.RCMP spokeswoman Tara Seel says the gun was not loaded, the passenger was not carrying any ammunition and there was no risk to the public.Seel said Peyawary is the brother of Mustafa Peyawary, a 29-year-old who was found dead inside a Winnipeg apartment Aug. 13.Mustafa Peyawary had been beaten over an extended period of time and suffered massive blunt force trauma, according to Winnipeg police _ two men were later charged with first-degree murder.Seel said any potential motive behind the airport incident was not immediately clear.More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish Steps“The investigation is definitely ongoing and we have brought in our experts from the (RCMP) national weapons enforcement support team,” Seel said.Peyawary remains in police custody.The two men charged in his brother’s killing are Damir Kulic, 27, of Vancouver and Ahamed Althaaf Ismail, 29, of Edmonton. Thursday, August 24, 2017 last_img read more

Catalunya is a collection of rich experiences all

first_imgCatalunya is a collection of rich experiences all year round: metres and metres of snow and sunny, clear blue skies co-existing in harmony. There’s a remarkable range of authentic experiences to discover between the mountains and the ocean, and I’ve barely scratch the surface of them here. Experiences unique to the region and so many treats of Catalan cuisine, there are the gladiators of Tarragona (yes, really), there’s also olive oil tasting sessions – and there is, of course, the Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya. It’s a place that defies easy definition, which is why I’m struggling here. You’ll just have to go and see for yourself. Deal?Thanks to the region of Catalunya for helping me to discover these experiences. Article written by Lezaan Roos – follow her on TwitterReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Lezaan Roos takes us on a tour of the fascinating region of Catalunya.If I had to pick a word to sum up the region of Catalunya (Catalonia), I’d go with ‘diverse’. From valley base to mountain top, you’ll find a wealth of ways to experience the ‘real’ Catalunya – and yet I’m giving myself the formidable challenge of picking only five. Well, here goes…Catalunya is a very quick flight from London (2 hours 15 minutes). There are plenty of airlines that fly to Barcelona on a daily basis (this time round I flew with Vueling from Gatwick). Barcelona is where you disembark, but get outside this vibrant city and you’ll find Catalunya quickly offers a flavour all of its own.Here are my five suggestions for getting a taste of the place that’ll leave you hungry for more.1. Visit the Boi Valley, UNESCO World Heritage siteThe Boi Valley is a three to four-hour drive from the Barcelona. You’ll find your world quickly transforms from sunny Barcelona to snow-covered peaks as you drive through the beautiful countryside, until the mountains of the Pallars Sobirà rear up in front of you. UNESCO have bestowed the title of World Heritage Site upon the Boi Valley, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a peaceful, dazzlingly scenic place, dotted with wonders like the 12th Century church of Sant Climent De Taüll, effortlessly whisking you back in time with its fresco paintings and ornate church tower.More: 10 best things to do in Barcelona: a local’s guide2. Snowboarding in the PyreneesWant that dream snowboarding experience? Catalunya offers you the choice of quite a few snowboarding resorts, which might come as a shock if, like me, you hadn’t necessarily associated the region with snowsports. Boi Taüll Ski Resort for instance is a quiet and peaceful place for much of the year, and some months it’s not unusual to find yourself virtually alone on the mountain. The snows last until April, and friendly Spanish locals can always be found for assistance and friendly banter. Runs cater for beginners and advanced snowboarders alike.Port Ainé Resort, on the other hand, is more bustling. If you get a buzz from having similarly excited people around, this is the place for you. My room looked down onto the resort – the perfect place for leisurely people-watching. No transport required to get to the ski lifts – you can just walk out and hit the slopes! As twilight falls, slip on your snow shoes, get away from the bright lights – and just stop, and listen. Nothing but the mountain, and your own heartbeat…Note: both Boí Taüll and Port Ainé resorts have snowparks for those adrenaline-seeking freestyle types.More: World’s weirdest ski resorts 5. Catalan wineDriving through the spectacular countryside, often covered in bright red poppies (if you’re there in September as I was), it’s suddenly less hard to believe that in addition to the snow it offers in the ski season, the climate and environment also provides the perfect conditions for local wine production.Wine-tasting in the countryside is always an amazing experience, and Catalunya certainly doesn’t buck the trend. There’s no better way to wine and dine than when surrounded by vineyards overlooking miles of the region’s natural beauty.The higher altitude (somewhere between 850 and 1000 metres) also serves to enhance the quality of the wine. One farm that can attest to that is Castell d’Encus, a wine producer whose tagline is “wines grown at high altitude and fermented in stone”. The history at Castell d’Encus goes back to the 12th century, when the property was donated into the hands of the Order Of Hospitalier monks. It was they who first created wine there, preparing the grapes in immense cisterns carved out of the local rock. They’re still in use today – hence ‘fermented in stone’.Wherever you seek out wine in Catalunya, make sure it’s served in a porró – a distinctive traditional glass pitcher with a watering-can-like spout. It holds around three-quarters of a litre – the perfect serving for a merry meal you won’t regret later. 3. The art of mountain cheeseWhen in the mountains, you’re going to eat real mountain-style cheese, right? Plentiful cheesy moments are on offer, including mouthfuls of fundu and ‘Mountain Raclette’, and everything offered by Tros De Sort, an artisan dairy founded in 1995 by five milk farmers from the High Pyrenees. With an agricultural engineer specialising in cheese-making and a veterinarian as founders, you’d be right in expecting something spectacular – the butter and cream they produce is heavenly, and they’ve perfected the preparation of their delicatessen specialities: double fat cheese (be still my clogged heart) and cheese filled with sour cream in three different flavours. For the traditional must-have mountain cheese experience, steer yourself towards the Serrat del Triadó, often made from unrefined cow’s milk and matured for a minimum of two months.center_img 4. The joy of shallotsThey’re a speciality of the region and they add a unique twist to the flavour of Catalunyan cuisine. They’re also an education: a fleshy onion that doesn’t overpower with its flavour and can be smoked by the fire, dipped in romesco sauce (as any self-respecting local would do) and eaten in one delicious bite. 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