7 hours ago​Rodgers rejects talk of Leicester as title contenders

first_img​Rodgers rejects talk of Leicester as title contendersby Ansser Sadiq7 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has rejected talk about them being title contenders.City are flying high in the Premier League, as they have emerged as the third best side in the league after Liverpool and Manchester City.But Rodgers knows that it is still a very early part of the season, and he does not think they have the depth to challenge for the title.He told reporters: “Yes [it is crazy to label Leciester as title contenders]. Everyone recognises that Liverpool and Manchester City are the top two teams. There is a group behind those.”We can’t forget what our objective was at the start of the season, that’s why we don’t get carried away with it.”We’re nine games in, we’ve made a very good start, and since we’ve worked together from February, the players have accumulated a lot of points and performed very well.”We’re very much at the beginning of where we want to go to and it’s a very long season. It’s been a very good start but there are lots of really good teams in the league.”I see the next game. That’s all I see. Football is very difficult to forecast.”I’m not one, especially now with more experience, I’m not one to forecast ahead over five games, 10 games, looking at so many points. Our focus is on the next game. That’s what’s most important for us.”Leicester last won the league against all odds in the 2015-2016 season. About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Gov’t to Strengthen Measures to Address Flow of Guns and Ammunition

first_img “We have recovered 726 firearms, including 62 rifles, to date, as compared to 515 firearms, including 32 rifles this time in 2016. In terms of ammunition, for the corresponding period, the figures show an increase of almost three times that of the related period last year, moving to 20,491 rounds compared to 7,341 rounds,” Mr. Holness said. He said the driving factors are well known, and include gang warfare compounded by extortion, lottery scamming, drugs and contract killings, which account for more than 70 per cent of murders committed, with estimates as high as 80 per cent. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government intends to strengthen measures to address the prevalence and ease of access to guns and ammunition.The Prime Minister, who was speaking in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (October 31), said the Government “considers this to be a national emergency and will expand on the strategies to deal with this issue at a later date”.He cited the rising murder rate, which now stands at approximately 300 above the figure for the corresponding period last year.He said the driving factors are well known, and include gang warfare compounded by extortion, lottery scamming, drugs and contract killings, which account for more than 70 per cent of murders committed, with estimates as high as 80 per cent.He said the inability of persons to resolve conflicts peacefully is also contributing to the murder figures.The Prime Minister noted that some of the strategies that are being employed to address the flow of guns and ammunition are yielding results.“We have recovered 726 firearms, including 62 rifles, to date, as compared to 515 firearms, including 32 rifles this time in 2016. In terms of ammunition, for the corresponding period, the figures show an increase of almost three times that of the related period last year, moving to 20,491 rounds compared to 7,341 rounds,” Mr. Holness said.The Prime Minister said that the scourge of crime cannot be tackled with quick fixes, noting that “we must get to the root of the problems”.“The strategies must establish stability and long-lasting, transformational results,” he pointed out.The Prime Minister said the Zones of Special Operations is a “whole-of-government response” to crime in a strategic, coordinated and sustainable manner, and that the ultimate aim is to secure the right to life of all citizens. Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government intends to strengthen measures to address the prevalence and ease of access to guns and ammunition.last_img read more

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Raise almond tariff issue with Modi US lawmaker to Pompeo

first_imgWashington: Ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to India next week, an influential American lawmaker has asked him to take up the issue of increased tariff on almonds during his meeting with Prime Minster Narendra Modi. India has announced a hike in customs duties on as many as 28 US products, including almond, apple, pulses and walnut, in response to higher tariffs imposed by Washington on Indian products like steel and aluminium. The commerce ministry last week made public India’s intention to go ahead with imposition of duty on American products, a move New Delhi had previously deferred in the hope of striking a trade deal. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepCongressman Josh Harder in a letter asked Pompeo to address new retaliatory tariffs on almonds with Modi during his meeting in New Delhi next week. Harder’s district is one of the largest producers of almonds in the country, and India is the top export destination for the product. “Our top diplomat is meeting with India’s Prime Minister – his job is to advance American interests, and that includes the needs of the Central Valley. I hope he takes this seriously, because these tariffs could be a big problem for our local economy,” said Harder in his letter. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsPompeo will be visiting India from June 25 to June 27. His visit comes ahead of a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan on June 28-29. During his visit, Pompeo will meet Prime Minister Modi and his new Indian counterpart External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. “India is an important market for California almonds. This shipping season, India is our #1 export destination and has been growing in light of the on-going trade situation with China,” said Elaine Trevino, president of Almond Alliance of California in an accompanying statement. “We are hopeful that these tariffs are resolved quickly and don’t disrupt the access Indian consumers have to California almonds,” Trevino said. California’s largest agricultural export is almonds, the Congressman said, adding that US farmers export over USD 650 million worth of almonds to India annually. “As you are aware, India has just increased the duty on almonds in retaliation for the President removing India from GSP treatment for Indian exports. My district is one of the largest producers of almonds in the country and will certainly feel the pain of these tariffs,” he wrote. “We need to be doing more to support our farmers. I request you aim to resolve this issue during your meeting in India. I look forward to your response and learning of progress on these conversations on your trip,” Harder said.last_img read more

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Todd Herremans Holds Hoops For Help Event

first_imgPhiladelphia Eagles Offensive Linesman Todd Herremans recently held the first “Hoops for Help” event to benefit his newly founded Todd Herremans Foundation.Todd Herremans at Hoops For HelpCredit/Copyright: Andrew Stabnick – LowTidePhotographyThe foundation, which provides resources for charitable organizations was created by Herremans to effect positive change in the communities of Philadelphia and surrounding areas, as well as his home state of Michigan.The Herremans Foundation has identified key causes and charities that it will fund through galas and events, community fund-raising and donations. Those charities that were selected as beneficiaries are: Habitat For Humanity, autism research, American Cancer Society, No Place for Hate, Cooper Hospital and the McGee Rehab.The inaugural basketball themed event, sponsored in part by Cherry Hill Imports, featured NCAA games, live and silent auction, comedian The Fat Rat Bastard, live auction with Marisa Magnatta, magic by Eagles Jon Dorenbos, music by Tim Williams, and a pop-a-shot challenge with members of the Philadelphia Eagles. Head Coach Chip Kelly, teammates Jason Kelce, Lesean McCoy, Michael Vick, and Brent Celek attended, as well as former teammates AJ Feeley and Brian Westbrook. Others in attendance included Olympic Soccer player Heather Mitts Feeley, boxer Michael Grant, Boxing Champion Bernard Hopkins, NFL players Fred Lee Barnett, Mike Mamula and Albert Young.last_img read more

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Animal Planet Star Jackson Galaxy Lends Support to National Feral Cat Day

first_imgJackson Galaxy is lending his support to National Feral Cat Day (October 16) in a new PSA filmed for Alley Cat Allies, the nation’s largest advocacy group for cats.Galaxy, the cat behaviorist responsible for ensuring cat guardians and their cats coexist peacefully on the popular show ‘My Cat From Hell’, reminds viewers that feral cats are not socialized to people and cannot be adopted. Instead, he encourages the TNR method: Trap-Neuter-Return.Galaxy says, “TNR helps reduce the number of cats being killed in our shelters each year—and that’s something we all want.”Video: The Scoop on Feral Cats PSA“We are thrilled to work with our friend, Jackson Galaxy, on this important educational mission,” said Becky Robinson, president and co-founder of Alley Cat Allies. “On National Feral Cat Day, we celebrate the growing movement to protect the lives of outdoor cats with humane and effective programs like Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). We are grateful for Jackson’s support.”“My Cat From Hell is great entertainment, but Jackson’s work and mission are also critical—to educate guardians about their cats’ behavior, bring harmony to the home, and to save those cats from a tragic fate in an animal pound or shelter,” said Robinson.“We share that mission in our work, because feral cats who end up in shelters are almost always killed there,” she said. “Although more than 330 local governments have ended ‘catch and kill’ and embraced TNR, there is still much more work to be done to spread this positive change.”Alley Cat Allies spearheaded the movement for TNR in the United States in the early 1990s, and founded National Feral Cat Day in 2000. Hundreds of events are held across the U.S. to mark the day. A comprehensive listing can be found at www.nationalferalcatday.org.last_img read more

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Global rights groups urge Sri Lanka not to deport asylum seekers

“We condemn these attacks and call upon the authorities in Sri Lanka to identify and prosecute the perpetrators and take steps to prevent further attacks. The authorities in Sri Lanka should also take steps to maintain order and prevent retaliatory vigilante actions. Unfortunately, refugees and asylum seekers have been unfairly targeted and displaced after the attacks, with landlords under local pressure to evict them from their homes,” the joint appeal notes. Over 250 people were killed, and hundreds injured in the Easter Sunday attacks on April 21, 2019. Some others have had their claims rejected and there is concern that Sri Lanka may want to send them back.“There is intense anti-Ahmadiyya violence and discriminatory laws in Pakistan, often exacerbated by the government’s pandering to groups using inflammatory language against the Ahmadis. In these circumstances we appeal to the government of Sri Lanka to ensure that refugees and asylum seekers are not deported or otherwise forced to return to their countries of origin or any other place where their lives or freedoms would be at risk, which would represent a violation of the international legal principle of non-refoulement,” the appeal said.Sri Lanka has also been urged to urgently relocate the refugees sheltering in a Police station and places of worship to appropriate locations with adequate sanitation, sleeping space, and security. Several international human rights groups have urged Sri Lanka to protect asylum seekers at risk following the Easter Sunday attacks and not deport them.In a joint appeal, the organisations raised concerns over the safety of the refugees andasylum seekers in Sri Lanka in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks. Some refugees and asylum seekers from Pakistan and Afghanistan have also experienced property damage, mob violence and threats. Those who have fled their homes have, at present, found temporary shelter and protection with Sri Lankan law enforcement authorities and religious places of worship.“We recognise and welcome these gestures to share spiritual and professional spaces in order to provide protection in times of crisis. Their future at these shelters however, is extremely insecure as they are not only at risk of being turned out of these spaces, they may be at risk of deportation,” the joint appeal said.The refugees and asylum seekers at risk include members from the Ahmadi and Christian communities from Pakistan, Shi’a Hazaras from Afghanistan, and refugees from Iran who fled religious ethnic and political persecution in their countries. Sri Lanka has provided refuge and hosted these communities while their cases are processed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The appeal says Sri Lanka has a history of providing sanctuary to South Asians and others fleeing persecution in their home countries.However, after the recent attacks, out of approximately 1,600 refugees and asylum seekers currently in Sri Lanka, about 1,200 people from Pakistan and Afghanistan, most of them identified as Muslims, have fled their homes due to the fear, threats and intimidation they experienced in their neighbourhoods. Additionally, refugees and asylum seekers from Iran also fear for their safety.  There are also several Christians that have been displaced. The appeal has been signed by Amnesty International; Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA); Franciscans International; Freedom from Torture; Human Rights Watch; International Commission of Jurists; International Human Rights Committee; International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR); Medico international; Minority Rights Group; South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR); Sri Lanka Advocacy in Germany; The All Survivors Project; The International Working Group on Sri Lanka; The Sri Lanka Campaign, UK; The US Counsel on Sri Lanka, Professor Bob Rae, Jennifer M. Green, Judith Large, Malcolm Rodgers and Mytili Bala. read more

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Battlefield 3 Premium is a 4999 allaccess pass to upcoming expansion packs

first_imgGame developers these days have taken to pushing each title a little further in the form of expansions and downloadable content. While Battlefield 3 is about to get quite a lot of these add-ons, DICE has announced a good deal as far as expansions go. The $49.99 Premium pass gets you everything BF3 has to offer over the next year. Some content is out now, and more will be rolling out over the coming months.That $49.99 fee gives players access to all the announced Battlefield 3 expansions including Back to Karkand, Close Quarters, Armored Kill, and End Game. In addition, that one-time charge grants access to the just-announced Aftermath. If all these expansions were purchased individually, it would work out to about $75.All told, the BF3 expansions add 20 new maps, 4 gameplay modes, new weapons, and more camo skins. DICE and EA are also promising early access to all the expansions as they come out, including the new pack, Close Quarters. Players that don’t get the Premium pass will have to wait 2 weeks longer for each pack. The next release is coming in September with Armored Kill.The Premium purchase also adds unique features that other gamers buying content individually won’t have access to, which makes me a little uncomfortable. You’ll get additional XP at certain times, experience unique in-game events, and more advanced statistics. All the standard Battlelog features remain in place for non-Premium players, though.For those that are still very into Battlefield 3 online play, the Premium pass seems like a good deal (provided you keep playing as the expansions come out). Content will be downloaded via PlayStation Store, Xbox Live, or EA’s Origin service.via Battlefield 3last_img read more

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Deeply shocking Housing Minister slammed as number of homeless people passes 10000

first_img Wednesday 27 Mar 2019, 10:15 PM File photo Updated Mar 27th 2019, 10:15 PM HOUSING MINISTER EOGHAN Murphy has been heavily criticised after figures for February show that there are now more than 10,000 people in Ireland officially living in emergency accommodation. The homeless emergency accommodation figures show that there are now a combined total of 10,264 people homeless and living in emergency accommodation in Ireland, a significant rise of 277 people from January.The numbers taken over the course of one week in February show that there were 6,480 adults and 3,784 homeless children living in emergency accommodation in the State. This is an increase of 117 adults and 160 children living in emergency accommodation. The number of homeless families living in emergency accommodation rose by 93 last month. The overall increase brings the combined total to 10,264, breaking the symbolic figure of 10,000 people. Commenting on the figures, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy said the increase in the figures is “hugely disappointing”. “I am in constant contact with local authorities and am working with them to help move families out of emergency accommodation and into sustainable housing solutions,” Murphy said.“As well as the increased supply of social housing, HAP will continue to play a vital role in providing families with a place to live until supply catches up. We will continue to work with families to demonstrate the benefits of this scheme over emergency accommodation.”‘Shameful and saddening’The government has come in for criticism from non-governmental organisations and opposition figures for the latest rise in homeless numbers. Sinn Féin housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin TD has heavily criticised Murphy over February’s figures.“These figures while not a surprise are deeply shocking,” Ó Broin told TheJournal.ie.  https://jrnl.ie/4564120 Image: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie 131 Comments “It is completely failing and they need to accept defeat and work with the opposition to put in place a different plan,” he said.Rebuilding Ireland is the government’s housing action plan. Ó Broin’s comments were echoed by Labour housing spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan TD who has said the figures are “just another reminder of how unfit for purpose Rebuilding Ireland has become”. “The last two months have shown that the Government is not on top of this, and the problem is getting worse,” O’Sullivan said. Share3544 Tweet Email3 File photo Image: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie Leo Varadkar and Eoghan Murphy can no longer claim that Rebuilding Ireland is working.center_img ‘Deeply shocking’: Housing Minister slammed as number of homeless people passes 10,000 for first time That’s according to the emergency accommodation figures for February. 75,481 Views Mar 27th 2019, 6:15 PM There appears to be no end in sight, and three years into this government the volume of social housing that is needed has not been delivered, nor is there any sign of it coming.Anthony Flynn – CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless – has also slammed Murphy over the latest figures.“Month on month we are seeing more and more families and children become homeless. 160 children becoming homeless in a single month is a result of complete systemic failure on the government and Minister Murphy’s part,” Flynn said. He said that a “full reevaluation” of homeless services is required. “Government policy has and is failing and now is the time for the Minister to consider and the Taoiseach to intervene in this crisis.”Fianna Fáil’s housing spokesperson Darragh O’Brien called today’s figures “a shameful and saddening example of failed Government policy”.  Short URL There have been flashy launches with hard hats and photo opportunities however the facts speak for themselves. Not enough is being done to bring homeless numbers down.He said Eoghan Murphy should be doing his best to bring these figures down, not “commenting on them to express his disappointment when they are announced”.“These new figures won’t give any hope to the 10,264, comprising of families and children, who are living in homelessness tonight,” O’Brien said. Solidarity TD and Oireachtas Housing Committee member Mick Barry has suggested that the Raise The Roof National housing demonstration on 18 May to be built into a massive anti-Government protest.“No Government which allows homelessness to go over the 10,000 mark deserves to remain in power,” Barry said, adding that Fine Gael needs “to be given a hammering at the ballot box in May”. With reporting from Adam Daly  By Hayley Halpin Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Man Locks Himself Inside Earth in a Jar for Climate Change Awareness

first_img Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWhat to Stream on Amazon Prime This Weekend Stay on target Human-made climate change is on the rise, yet one man is undertaking the ultimate challenge to raise awareness about this global environmental problem.On Tuesday at midnight, Kurtis Baute, a Canadian “whimsical scientist,” locked himself inside a self-constructed biodome to demonstrate how climate change is damaging Earth’s atmosphere balance, The Star reported.If everything runs smoothly, Baute will live inside the “Earth in a Jar” structure for three days. Baute will be in good company though. Roughly 200 plants, including cacti and sunflowers, will keep him company and help remove pollutants from the air.9hrs to go! #KurtisInAJar pic.twitter.com/x2bOaJ7FdV— Kurtis Baute (@kurtisbaute) October 23, 2018Considering how dangerous this challenge could be, Baute has some wellness essentials on hand. He brought two machines to measure the carbon dioxide and oxygen levels in the air and a tool to track his blood oxygen and heart rate levels. If the carbon dioxide level in the biodome’s air hits one percent, Baute will safely exit the structure. Plus, Baute has a trained paramedic on site in case any other heath issues come up.A very good sign pic.twitter.com/lx85EZWe3i— Kurtis Baute (@kurtisbaute) October 24, 2018According to Baute, the most important takeaway of this experiment is that we all can help reduce climate change. Considering that many gases, such as carbon dioxide, are frequently pumped into Earth’s atmosphere, the danger of greenhouse gases is alarming. Regardless, Baute told The Star that we can take small steps, including consuming less meat, working from home more often, and taking public transit to minimize our carbon footprint.For the latest updates on Baute’s challenge,  you can follow him on Twitter (@kurtisbaute) and his YouTube channel, ScopeofScience.More on Geek.com:People are Pooping MicroplasticsMassive Insect Loss in Puerto Rico Linked to Climate ChangeEarth Can Run, But it Can’t Hide From Climate Changelast_img read more

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Temple Lentz outpacing opponents in fundraising efforts

first_imgWhen Temple Lentz decided to run for Clark County Council’s District 1 position, she planned to run an aggressive overall campaign.“The way that I’ve been putting it, is I will outwork and outraise my opponents,” said Lentz, who works as business director for the Heather DeFord Group at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty and previously served on the Clark County Board of Freeholders.Lentz, a Democrat, said she’s been pleasantly surprised by the swell of support she’s received over her opponents Republican County Councilor Jeanne Stewart and seven-term former Democratic state Rep. Jim Moeller.The most recent filings with the state Public Disclosure Commission show that Lentz has considerably outpaced her opponents in fundraising, with $21,705 in contributions.Stewart has raised $800, $500 of which came from her own pocket. Local activist Carolyn Crain contributed $100 to her campaign, and developer Elie Kassab contributed another $200. Moeller hasn’t raised a dime and has instead lent his campaign $2,000.In Washington, all candidates run in an open primary that will be held in August. The top two candidates, regardless of party affiliation, will advance to the general election in November.Moeller said he won’t campaign against fellow Democrat Lentz. He said that the two hold similar positions on housing, transportation and pot.“She’s my ally, and I don’t want to turn on an ally,” said Moeller. He said that he hasn’t always taken this approach, but added, “I’m doing it now.”last_img read more

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Former fire chief appointed to District 6 board

first_imgBrad Lothspeich, a former fire chief, has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Clark County Fire District 6 board of commissioners.Lothspeich was sworn in at Tuesday night’s board meeting. He joins Casey Collins and Dean Bloemke, who appointed Lothspeich to the three-member board. Lothspeich fills the seat vacated by Dick Spring, who resigned on April 19 for personal reasons.The appointment runs through the general election in November; the person who is elected will fill out the term, which expires at the end of the year, and also will serve a full six-year term.“The fire service and community involvement have always been important to me,” Lothspeich said in a news release, “and this opportunity lets me be further involved in both.”Doug Yager and Mike McGraw also applied for the position.Commissioners don’t receive salaries. State law provides for a stipend of $104 per 24-hour period on days in which commissioners participate in district business. Lothspeich was District 6 fire chief from 1994-2003, after three years as assistant fire chief. He also served as a firefighter, lieutenant, captain and battalion chief from 1974-1991.last_img read more

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Woman arrested after allegedly vandalizing Hollywood businesses

first_imgAccording to detectives, they found Umana only a few blocks away, after residents of a nearby apartment complex called 911 to report an injured woman who was passed out on the sidewalk. “I asked her, I said, ‘Are you OK?’ because she had cuts on each arm and had her arm wrapped,’” said Richard Testerman, who dialed 911.Umana told police she had been drinking and didn’t remember how she had hurt herself.No one was injured during the violent spree besides Umana, who reportedly bled after she smashed the storefronts. Store owners reported having to clean up blood off of tables and floors, in the early hours of Monday.None of the business owners reported any theft, but are glad to see police caught a suspect in this case.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – A woman is in police custody after she allegedly went on a drunken vandalizing spree in Downtown Hollywood, early Monday morning.Hollywood Police said surveillance video footage captured 29-year-old Vanessa Umana in the act, smashing storefronts, between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m., along Hollywood Boulevard, near Dixie Highway.Umana was taken into custody at placed behind bars at the Broward County Jail, Monday afternoon, and has been charged with four counts of felony criminal mischief.According to GoBistro Sushi Restaurant owner Vernon Pless, Umana flipped over multiple tables and caused a mess at his restaurant. “I mean I got a call this morning from one of the owners saying that we had been vandalized,” he said. “I just saw the video for the first time right now, and it’s pretty upsetting knowing that we have to come in here and clean up before even starting our day, so I hope they catch them, and I hope justice is served.”They hope to have GoBisto Sushi’s front door replaced by the end of the day.Several business owners believe Umana may have been kicked out of a nearby bar, which is what sparked her rampage.She hit at least two other restaurants on the same block. “I couldn’t even open my restaurant,” said one of the two other restaurant owners affected by her rampage. “It’s very sad.” last_img read more

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Rearview mirrors are about to get an upgrade

first_img 2019 Honda Civic review: A complete package A recent AAA Foundation survey found that some 30 percent of drivers now rely solely on blind-spot monitoring tech when they make all or many of their lane changes. That’s disturbing given that today’s blind-spot tech usually consists of a couple of blinking LEDs and disembodied beeps that urge you to turn your head and figure out what the sensor just spotted. A recent study of the effectivenes of blind-spot monitoring tech found it reduces lane-change crash involvement by 14 percent in cars that have it, but that seems a far cry from what it could do if it were an automatic video system. vlcsnap-2019-02-05-07h40m37s191The idea of separate mirrors to see behind a car from the driver’s seat is rather antiquated. This hybrid-view concept stitches together one view from three rear-facing cameras. CNET The same tech that makes blind-spot detection better can also create a “hybrid view” mirror that stitches the rear and side cameras together into a panoramic feed of what’s behind you. The tricky part of doing that is presenting an accurate aspect ratio and field of view, otherwise it could actually make a driver’s decisions worse. Gentex seems to have done an elegant job in its prototype, making the back of a car seem invisible while eschewing the distorted, unnatural view we associate with backup cameras.If you’re wondering what happens when a video mirror blows a fuse or does what all electronics sometimes do — namely choke — Gentex envisions all future video mirrors will retain traditional reflective glass as well. And federal regulations still require that, anyway. The company also wants a piece of the rapidly growing identification market for cars. A rearview mirror with iris scanning to “enroll” you in your vehicle is not unlike Apple’s FaceID, but in a car it’s part of anticipating needs like temperature, entertainment and next destination based on who’s in the driver’s seat. Can you do this via smartphone detection? Perhaps, but for some use cases, true biometric identification rather than an inferred identity from a device’s proximity will mean the difference between possible and potential. Targeted in-car commerce, advertising and tailored insurance are some areas that come to mind. While that may sound intrusive now, they could evolve to make time in a car more valuable. vlcsnap-2019-02-05-07h42m18s440The rearview mirror seems like an ideal place to install iris scan identification. What carmakers and their partners do with that needs to be handled with a deft touch. CNET Finally, most tech products today include some kind of smart home integration and Gentex sees that for its HomeLink wireless garage-door tech, tech you probably already have in your current car. It hardly deserves to be called smart home tech as is, but a new version named HomeLink Connect seeks to bridge your smart home platform and your car, making smart home controls available via car screen or voice system. Gentex has its work cut out for it here against platforms including Amazon, Google and Apple, which already have deep roots in the smart home and let you use your phone as the in-car hardware. 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 first drive: A more approachable track star 4:38 More From Roadshow Cooley On Cars Tags Share your voice 2019 Ford Edge review: Ford’s redesigned midsize SUV plays it safe Take a look at what your next car’s rearview mirror will… Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Not that many years ago, the rearview mirror offered little more than an obstructed view of the rear of your car with a lot of glare thrown in at night. What’s coming, though, will make it one of the most powerful screens in your world.Gentex is the largest supplier of automotive mirrors so it has an outsized role in their future. One of its most promising plans is a system that detects a blind-spot threat and automatically shows a video feed of it in part of the mirror. Video rearview mirrors aren’t entirely new — the Cadillac CT6 offered the first one, also from Gentex, a couple of years ago — but actively presenting blind-spot video feeds is an intriguing step forward.This Gentex prototype goes a long way toward making blind-spot awareness more natural and powerful. CNET Until I get on the road with this tech, I can only say that the static demo of it seemed like a faster, more cohesive way of knowing what lurks where you can’t see.  0 Roadshowlast_img read more

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Marvel announces the We Love You 3000 tour for Avengers Endgame

first_img Avengers: Endgame Tony Stark loves you 3000. Marvel Studios Marvel Studios has announced its We Love You 3000 tour, which will kick off at San Diego Comic Con this month to celebrate the in-home release of Avengers: Endgame. Billing the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as the “single most successful franchise in film history,” Marvel said the summer tour will hit nine cities across the US, finishing up at Disney’s D23 Expo in August. The Comic Con tour stop will have Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo, along with “special MCU guest(s),” and will be at the IMDboat right behind the convention center from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. PT on July 20. “Costumed guests will be welcomed aboard to participate in a special Marvel Studios Cosplay photo with the Russo Brothers and their special guest(s),” Marvel says. There’ll also be free ice cream.After Comic Con, the tour will visit Funko Fan Experience in Seattle on July 30; a Giants game at Oracle Park in San Francisco on Aug. 8, where some people will snag a limited-edition print; three Best Buy in-store events simultaneously in Chicago, Torrance and Miami on Aug. 13, where there’ll be a “photo booth experience”; and two more Best Buy events in Minneapolis on Aug. 14; and Cleveland on Aug. 20, where fans will be taken on a trolley tour of the city, to visit Marvel filming locations.Lastly, it will culminate at D23 in Anaheim, California, on Aug. 23-25.While Marvel Studios doesn’t yet specify who exactly will be there, each event will see “special guests from Marvel Studios and the MCU.” The movie is launching July 30 on digital and Aug. 13 on Blu-ray, and is available for pre-order now.First published at 1:16 p.m. PT on July 15.   Updated July 16 at 5:04 p.m. PT: adds more info on SDCC; July 17 at 4:01 p.m. PT: adds more info on Giants game and Seattle trolley tour Comment Marvel Share your voice How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order 1 Culture TV and Movies 26 Photos Tags Watch every Marvel movie and TV show in the perfect order Avengers: Endgame best and worst — our global review Avengers: Endgame rerelease — new footage, how to buy tickets, free posterlast_img read more

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AP government likely to allocate Rs 40K crore for Navaratnas

first_imgAmaravati: The state government is contemplating to allocate more than Rs 40,000 crore for welfare schemes alone in its first budget. All these welfare schemes will be implemented under the holistic name of Navaratnas, nine promises given by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy during his election campaign. This Rs 40,000 crore will be around 20 per cent of the total budget, according to the officials of the finance department. The state government is going to present the budget on July 12 in the Assembly. Also Read – Jasti bags 16th rank in NEET Super Specialty Entrance Advertise With Us Governor E S L Narasimhan will address the joint sitting of the Legislature on July 11, according to a statement by the legislature affairs and finance minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy. It is estimated that the proposed budget will be more than Rs 2.2 lakh crore for this year. The officials are still in the process of finalising the budget figures and adjusting the allocations to each department for implementation of the welfare schemes. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us Under the YSR Pension Kanuka scheme alone, the government has to distribute around Rs 15,675 crore, which is twice as much as the amount being spent now. The previous government spent Rs 8,234 crore for distributing old age and other pensions. But, the proposed spending will be double due to increase in pension amount and reduction in the eligible age.last_img read more

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Prothom Alo marks 20th anniversary hosting special programme

first_imgWell-wishers and dignitaries enjoy Prothom Alo`s 20th anniversary programme at a city hotel on Friday. Photo: Abdus SalamProthom Alo celebrated its 20th founding anniversary, hosting a special programme for its well-wishers and dignitaries at a city hotel on Friday.The programme began in the evening at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon, honouring Rajshahi’s Amzad Hossain who fights against child marriage and Bangladesh’s first gold medal winner in International Mathematical Olympiad, Ahmed Zawad Chowdhury.”We want to write success stories of country’s people. In the same way, we want to let people know about the success stories of new initiatives, institutions and Bangladesh. And through this, we want to move forward,” Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman told the audience.The daily started its journey on 4 November, 1998.Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman speaks at a programme to celebrate 20th anniversary of the daily at a city hotel on Friday. Photo: Abdus SalamRecalling the day, Matiur Rahman said, “We, a team of 104 young journalists, began our journey with the announcement of bringing out a courageous, liberal and independent newspaper and people of all walks supported us with their all.”Before his speech, the editor welcomed the gusts in the hotel as the programme started at 7:15pm through the rendition of ‘O Alor Pothojatri’ by singers Tahsan and Armeen Musa.Managing editor Sajjad Sharif delivered a welcome speech, followed by screening of a documentary made by Redoan Rony on the teachers and students of ‘Alor Pathshala’, a school built by Prothom Alo Trust in a ‘char’ of the river Padma in Rajshahi.Prothom Alo managing editor Sajjad Sharif speaks at a programme to celebrate 20th anniversary of the daily at a city hotel on Friday. Photo: Abdus SalamThe programme was attended by, among others, founder of BRAC Fazle Hasan Abed, educationist Rasheda K Chowdhury, Bangla Academy director general Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan, Rapid Action Battalion director general Benazir Ahmed, Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia, Robi CEO Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, president of National Press Club Shafiqur Rahman, Bengal Group Chairman Abul Khair Litu, actresses Sarah Begum Kobori, and Suborna Mustafa.Founder of BRAC Fazle Hasan Abed at a programme to celebrate 20th anniversary of Prothom Alo at a city hotel on Friday. Photo: Abdus SalamProthom Alo is the largest circulated daily in Bangladesh with around 6.6 million readers going through the newspaper every day, according to National Media Survey 2018. The survey is done by Kantar MRB, a UK-based research organisation that operates in 67 countries. Singers Tahsan and Armeen Musa perform ‘O Alor Pothojatri’ at a programme to celebrate 20th anniversary of Prothom Alo at a city hotel on Friday. Photo: Abdus SalamAccording to Google Analytics, one million people read the online edition of Prothom Alo (www.prothomalo.com) every day, making it the most popular Bangla website with a daily readership of 7.6 million.As per Alexa, it is the number one Bangla website.Its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/DailyProthomAlo) has around 13.9 million fans.Prothom Alo is ranked 73rd among all the media outlets of the world in terms of followers.last_img
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Bittersweet moments

first_imgLaced with enthusiasm, the second phase of Short and Sweet — Wild Card entry round — witnessed power-packed performances at the LTG theatre.Crockery Shopping written by Mayanka Dave Mukherji and directed by Niharika Lyra Dutt was about a contemporary couple who explore their long-distance relationship through letters. Though the actors were good, the plot wasn’t gripping. The Storm directed by Ambar Sahil Chatterjee, and written by Zain Khan had an amazing storyline and Mankari Kaul’s performance was very good as well, but they couldn’t stick to the stipulated 10 minutes. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’What came as a complete surprise was Redeem written and directed by Sakshi Oberoi Bahadur, featuring Kriti Vij and Karan Balbir Singh. The witty play was supported by good performances. Main Bhi Anna directed by Nitin Sukhija also had power-packed performances by Sukhija and Maheep Singh. The play focuses on Anna Hazare’s movement in a humorous manner, as Batra Sahab aka Singh highlights the issues faced by the aam aadmi. Hai Ram’s concept was good but could have been executed better. The audience couldn’t gauge the desi-turned- Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflixangrezi accents. Slick Dame meanwhile was yawn inducing.One play which was riveting and interestingly performed was Treadmill written by Sandeep Shikhar, directed by Mohit Mukherjee with the cast including Uplaksh Kochhar, Rahul Tewari, Mohit Mukherjee. A lot of energy and enthusiasm made this play a complete treat to watch.What came as a complete surprise was On the edge of a knife — written and directed by Kanchan Ujjal Singh. It envelopes you from the very first second with strong performances by Sonamm Sharma and Kriti Vij.last_img read more

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first_img Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | August 03, 2011 McKesson Solutions Enhance Medical Imaging Workflow News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more August 3, 2011 – The latest release of McKesson’s radiology information system (RIS) and picture archiving and communication system (PACS) have both infrastructure updates and usability enhancements. These systems offer value for medical imaging workflows, from order entry to data storage, image analysis and report distribution. The company said these solutions have a complete end-to-end workflow in one workspace and offer clinical, financial and operational benefits that address healthcare IT challenges both today and for the future.     Workflow solutions, including critical results and peer review, help meet regulatory requirements and streamline workflow without affecting productivity. Web-based tools help organize and share images, teaching files and reference case information.A radiologist productivity tool acts as a natural extension to display protocols for efficient analysis of complex, high-volume studies. Newly released Report Connector software addresses the needs of multi-vendor, heterogeneous environments.In addition, McKesson offers a full array of professional services designed to help healthcare facilities realize their full workflow efficiency potential.For more information: www.allaboutpacs.com 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 | 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 | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more center_img Related Content News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more 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 | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more last_img read more

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Arians said Monday he ultimately wasnt surprised

first_imgArians said Monday he ultimately wasn’t surprised by Harrison’s decision to hang up the cleats rather than ink a deal with the Cardinals.“Not after talking to him,” the head coach told Bickley and Marotta Tuesday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “His kids had just started school and he would have had to move them out of school to bring them here.”The Bengals released Harrison in March after one less-than-spectacular season, and Arians feels not being part of a roster since then helped shape the linebacker’s decision.“I’ve seen it with two or three guys, once they sit six months out and they finally spend some time with their family, it’s very, very hard for them to go back and play,” he said. “James and I were talking and he was showing me pictures of (his kids) going off to school, and I knew at that point in time.“I said ‘are you really sure you want to do this,’ and he said ‘no.’ I said ‘well, you just answered the question.’”Harrison then announced his retirement the next day via Facebook. Your browser does not support the audio element. Comments   Share   LISTEN: Bruce Arians- Cardinals head coach A week ago, it looked like the Arizona Cardinals might be adding a former NFL Defensive Player of the Year to their roster.The team had interest in signing five-time Pro Bowler James Harrison, who spent last season with the Cincinnati Bengals after ten great seasons in Pittsburgh.“I met with James today, we’ll see what happens,” Arians said last Friday. “He’s in good shape.”However, Harrison chose to retire instead. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Laguna Beach California – Reported by Elite Trave

first_imgLaguna Beach, California – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineMontage’s trio of luxury hotels continues to innovate, wowing elite travelers this season with thoughtful programs and luxurious amenities, whether you’re sun-seeking in Laguna Beach, shopping in Beverly Hills or skiing in Deer Valley.Montage Laguna Beach launched its 100 percent organic Studio Garden this year, an extension of its celebrated signature restaurant Studio. The 1,000-square-foot outdoor space sports five raised garden beds overflowing with seasonal vegetables, fruit and herbs. Book an über-exclusive Chef’s Table for up to 12, and meet Executive Chef Craig Strong in the garden before dinner, where you’ll sample heavenly cocktails inspired and enhanced by the garden’s bounty, and collaborate on the evening’s specially crafted menu. The hotel’s delightful Spa Montage and children’s programs also put the garden to wonderful use.At Montage Beverly Hills, whiskey connoisseurs will find a secluded enclave like none other in the United States. Partnering with legendary distillery The Macallan, the hotel opened ₤10, an exclusive reservation-only best in class speakeasy, this summer. Surrounded by dark woods, fine art and Lalique crystal sconces, patrons will be able to sample The Macallan’s rarest drops, including a 64-year-old, served over a sphere of ice made with water from the Scottish Highlands. The very best of other libations—whether your predilection is for champagne, tequila or rum—is also on offer. Warm evenings will find guests sipping handcrafted cocktails on ₤10’s outdoor terrace, the beautifully manicured Beverly Canon Gardens lending ambience to intimate private booths.Those in need of a wardrobe overhaul can turn to the services of fashion guru Joe Katz, the Montage Beverly Hills’ new in-house stylist. Fashion contributor to In Touch, Life & Style, OK! magazine, CBS2, NBC LA and ABC’s OnTheRedCarpet.com, Joe brings more than 15 years of expertise to Rodeo Drive shopping experiences tailored just for you. Go on a VIP shopping excursion with Joe as your guide, or shop from the comfort of your suite with Joe as your personal shopper. Whether you’re looking for a gala gown, a unique gift or to spruce up your look, Joe will help you navigate what is perhaps the most VIP, well-stocked retail paradise on the planet.And, last but not least, Montage’s newest property at Deer Valley proffers what is the most hassle-free ski vacation you’ll ever experience. At the ski shop, right out on the mountain with ski-out access to three high-speed chairlifts, you’ll be greeted by a host who will seat you and introduce you to your ski valet. Equipped with an iPad to facilitate the equipment rental process, your ski valet will ensure you get just the right fit, and that your skis are waiting for you outside, all lined up and ready to be snapped into, so there’s not need to haul anything yourself.Taking the frustration out of the ski experience is only the beginning. Visitors to Montage Deer Valley this winter will find nine new trails, a delectable sushi restaurant opening mid-December and Utah’s largest spa. An on-property ice skating rink, complete with complimentary skate sessions and rentals, will also make a debut this winter.www.montagehotels.comlast_img read more

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