ProvinceOttawa Team Up to Help Unemployed Older Workers in Annapolis Royal

first_imgEight women in Annapolis Royal will receive help to improve their skills and re-enter the workforce through the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers. The announcement was made today, Nov. 30, by Premier Stephen McNeil and Member of Parliament Greg Kerr on behalf of Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development). “This program helps people turn their great talents and life experiences into new opportunities,” said Premier McNeil. “These women will now have the skills and the confidence they need to not only re-enter the workforce but to start their own businesses and create jobs for others in their communities.” Together, the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are investing over $78,000 in the Western Area Women’s Coalition’s project to help participants gain entrepreneurial skills so that they can establish their own local businesses. “The government’s top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity”, said Mr. Kerr. “Through the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers, we are helping unemployed older workers in Nova Scotia develop the skills they need so they can find jobs.” The project will help participants prepare for self-employment through training focused on marketing, budgeting, financing, operational planning and management. “Over the last few years, this program has provided training and employment for many women in the Annapolis area, benefitting both them and their families,” said Della Longmire, executive director of the Western Area Women’s Coalition. “Not only does it provide women with essential skills to open a new business, it also teaches us that a new journey can begin at any age.” The Targeted Initiative for Older Workers is one of the government of Canada’s initiatives that help unemployed Canadians stay connected to the job market, while addressing skills shortages. To date, it has targeted more than 32,000 unemployed older workers across Canada, including more than 1,100 in Nova Scotia. The initiative provides retraining for new careers and supports the government of Canada’s broader strategy to create an educated, skilled and flexible workforce. To learn more about Canada’s Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca .last_img read more

Afghanistans Shahzad to miss rest of World Cup

first_imgLondon: Afghanistan opener Mohammad Shahzad will miss the rest of the World Cup after suffering a knee injury, tournament organisers revealed on Thursday. Wicketkeeper-batsman Shahzad will be replaced by Ikram Ali Khil in a blow to the World Cup minnows, who have lost their opening two matches. The 32-year-old scored just seven runs against Australia and Sri Lanka before the injury curtailed his tournament. “The ICC has approved Ikram Ali Khil as a replacement player for Mohammad Shahzad in the Afghanistan squad for the remainder of the tournament,” an ICC statement said. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach Arun “Wicketkeeper Shahzad has suffered a knee injury which has ruled him out of further participation in the event.” Shahzad had retired hurt after suffering a knee injury in Afghanistan’s World Cup warm-up fixture against Pakistan. While he featured in their opening games against Australia and Sri Lanka, the aggravated injury has ruled him out of the rest of the competition. Since the 2015 World Cup, Shahzad has been Afghanistan’s second highest run-scorer in one-day internationals with 1843 runs in 55 innings.last_img read more

‘Quickly furnish pending verification reports for renewal of arms licenses’

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Police Licensing Unit asked districts to furnish the antecedent verification reports in respect of application for renewal of arms licenses.Quoting the letter content sent by licensing unit to other officers, police sources told Millennium Post, “It has been observed that a large number of antecedent verification reports in respect of applications for renewal of arms licenses are pending with the district police for more than 30 days.” Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesSources further said, “The delay in submission of antecedent verification reports hampers further processing and disposal of applications within the timelines stipulated in the Arms Rules 2016 by the Licensing Unit besides causing inconvenience to citizens leaving them holding expired arms licenses.” The letter further reads, “it is there, requested that the district DCsP may be directed to furnish the antecedents verification reports within the stipulated period of 30 days.” Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe letter was sent to Joint CPs and DCPs. Sources further said that as many as 789 applications are pending in different districts to Delhi Police. The subject of the letter was E-Arms license module regarding antecedents verification reports for renewal of arms licenses. In January this year, with a view to ensuring ‘ease of doing business’, the “online module for receipt and processing of application” for the grant of Arms Licences and other related services is the latest digital initiative by Delhi Police and this would improve the service delivery by simplifying the licensing process without diluting the legal requirements. Police said the system has been designed, developed and implemented after consultations with all stakeholders and I.T. professionals. It would enable citizens to apply for a licence from the comfort of their homes and they would be able to check the status of their applications online. “The applicant can now apply and upload the required documents online for availing various services related to Arms Licences at the click of the mouse. They would also be able to check the status of their applications online,” police said.last_img read more

Moroccan Air Force Rescues Three Spanish Soldiers

Taroudant – Moroccan Air Force rescued three crew members of a military helicopter that crashed on Thursday in the Atlantic Ocean near Dakhla.Spain’s Defence Ministry posted a statement on its official Twitter account, extending its thanks to the Moroccan government for its collaboration in saving the Spanish soldiers.#ÚltimaHora La patrullera con los 3 supervivientes de @EjercitoAire se dirige a Dakhla.Gracias al gobierno de #Marruecos por su colaboración— Ministerio Defensa (@Defensagob) October 22, 2015The helicopter set off from Mauritania after refueling there following two weeks of military exercises in Senegal. On its way to the base of Gando in the Canary Islands, the helicopter disappeared from radar after sending a distress call.According to the Huffington post, the Spanish Minister of Defense Pedro Morenés called his Moroccan counterpart Abdelatif Louidi who mobilized members of the Moroccan Air Force to conduct a search for the unit, which disappeared 40 nautical miles off Dakhla.At 18:30, a helicopter of the Royal Armed Forces spotted the aircraft floating and saw flares fired from a life raft.A Moroccan fishing vessel present in the area rescued the three Spanish soldiers and transported them safely to Dakhla. read more

Mexico Angélique Kidjo lauds efforts of UNbacked centre helping abused children

20 October 2011Internationally renowned singer Angélique Kidjo has lauded the efforts of a facility in Mexico City supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) that provides medical, psychological and legal assistance to children who have suffered violence. Ms. Kidjo, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador who was in Mexico for a concert yesterday, visited the Integrated Child Protection System, known by its Spanish acronym “SAPII,” which operates in the Iztapalapa neighbourhood and has provided care to almost 600 children.“When you are six or 16, and you have been beaten or sexually abused, your life is in shatters,” said the Benin-born singer. “Then, what you most need is to avoid going through the trauma repeatedly in visits to various doctors, psychologists, police and prosecutors in different distant places.“To give children the best possible care in these circumstances, SAPII’s specialized and integrated attention at the first point of contact is exactly what you want,” said Ms. Kidjo.Iztapalapa is one of the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the Mexican capital, with a population of nearly two million, of whom half a million are children. According to UNICEF, almost half of its residents live in poverty, and it is the area with the highest reported incidence of domestic violence.UNICEF and its partners, working closely with Government institutions, have helped the facility through advocacy and technical support, as well as by proposing and developing policies and programmes to assist children and adolescents who suffered violence.The facility essentially provides a “one-stop shop” where children can receive medical attention and psychological support, and can be interviewed by the prosecutors handling their cases. Assistance is designed in a way that uses innovative and sensitive techniques for taking legal testimonies from children, and seeks to prevent family separation where possible.“This is an innovative approach, to respond to cases of violence against children in an integrated manner. The initial dedication of individual doctors, social workers and prosecutors is now an official system,” said Susana Sottoli, UNICEF’s country representative.“But we see this as just the beginning,” she added. “In support of the federal and the state institutions, we are working to promote the model across the city and the country – so that we can alleviate suffering not for hundreds of children, but for tens of thousands who have suffered different forms of violence at home, at school, or in the streets.” read more

TSX flat amid disappointing retail earnings eurozone data Chinese reform

The Toronto stock market was little changed Wednesday amid earnings misses from two of the country’s biggest grocers and fresh data that raised worries that the eurozone’s economic growth may have stalled in the third quarter.There was also lingering disappointment that a meeting of Chinese leaders failed to yield reforms to a growth model that is seen as running out of momentum.The S&P/TSX composite index inched up 2.32 points to 13,328.36.Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) fell $2.77 or 5.79 per cent to $45.07 as the grocer lowered its 2013 forecast for profit growth due to thinner margins in the second half of the year.Loblaw also said its quarterly net income was $154 million or 55 cents per share, which was down 28.6 per cent a year earlier. Ex-items, earnings were $220 million or 78 cents per share, down 3.7 per cent a year ago. However, revenue was up 1.9 per cent to $10 billion.Metro (TSX:MRU) shares lost $3.16 or 4.8 per cent to $62.55 after the company posted adjusted fully diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.19, up 4.4 per cent from a year ago. However, sales were down 1.1 per cent to $2.6 billion while same store sales fell 1.8 per cent.The Canadian dollar was up 0.07 of a cent to 95.37 cents US, a day after Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said the Conservative government will end seven years of deficits in 2015 with a $3.7-billion surplus. The new projection is nearly $3 billion better than the March budget forecast.U.S. indexes were also lower with the Dow Jones industrials down 76.55 points to 15,674.12, the Nasdaq declined 5.06 points to 3,914.86 and the S&P 500 index lost 3.79 points to 1,763.9.Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office, reported that industrial output across the 17-country eurozone fell a monthly rate of 0.5 per cent in September. The fall was slightly larger than expected and means the sector weighed on third-quarter growth.The industrial figures come a day ahead of the first estimate for third-quarter growth. Until the release, most economists thought the eurozone would register a second straight quarter of growth following its longest-ever recession.Traders also looked to confirmation hearings for Janet Yellen as the new Federal Reserve chief on Thursday could provide a fresh cue for financial markets.Investors will look to her testimony for clues about when the Fed will begin reducing its massive monetary stimulus that has supported a strong rally on many stock markets and kept the lid on long-term rates.Yellen, known for her dovish stance on stimulus, has been tapped to replace Ben Bernanke as Fed chairman at the end of January.Meanwhile, Communist Party leaders in Beijing wrapped up a four-day meeting on the economy late Tuesday. Reform advocates had hoped for major changes such as curbing the dominance of state industry.But they were disappointed as the ruling party said only that market forces will play a “decisive role” in China’s economy, an upgrade from “core role” assigned to the market.The metals and mining sector was a major drag, down 1.6 per cent as copper prices fell for a second day in the wake of the Chinese leadership meeting, down eight cents to US$3.15 a pound. First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) was down 83 cents to C$18.56.Telecoms were also weak as Telus (TSX:T) gave back 36 cents to $36.90.Energy companies led advancers, up 0.37 per cent while December crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 60 cents to US$93.64 a barrel. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) was up 39 cents to $36.89.The gold sector also provided some lift, up 0.2 per cent as bullion prices advanced with the December contract up $1 to US$1,272.20 an ounce.European bourses were lower with London’s FTSE 100 index down 1.37 per cent after Bank of England governor Mark Carney said unemployment in Britain is falling faster than anticipated, raising speculation that interest rates may start rising sooner than expected. Frankfurt’s DAX 30 and the Paris CAC 40 fell 0.6 per cent.In Asia, disappointment with the outcome of the Chinese leadership meeting pushed the Shanghai Composite plunged 1.8 per cent and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng sank 1.9 per cent. Tokyo’s Nikkei shed 0.2 per cent, South Korea’s Kospi lost 1.6 per cent and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 1.4 per cent. read more

TransCanada seeking more Keystone XL shippers as oilsands growth slows

CALGARY — TransCanada Corp. said Thursday that it’s looking for more oil shipment commitments for its Keystone system, as expected oilsands growth slows and major international players continue to retreat from the region.Company spokeswoman Jacquelynn Benson said the company is looking for 225,000 barrels a day of commitments on the controversial Keystone XL project, which would have capacity to ship about 830,000 barrels a day from Hardisty, Alta., to markets in Cushing, Okla., and the U.S. Gulf Coast.She says TransCanada launched the open season on Keystone XL, which continues to work through the regulatory process in Nebraska, because it believes it has core support for the project.The chief executives of both Suncor Energy and Cenovus Energy said Thursday that they remain supporters of the proposed pipeline, though Cenovus CEO Brian Ferguson said the company has alternatives for exporting oil if Keystone XL doesn’t go ahead.TransCanada has been working to reconfirm shipper interest since U.S. President Donald Trump approved the pipeline in March, reviving a project thought dead after former president Barack Obama rejected it in 2015.The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers’ production forecast for Western Canada has, however, changed significantly in recent years after companies cancelled or scaled back on major growth projects, with the association now expecting about 1.5 million fewer barrels a day being produced by 2030 than it had in its 2014 forecast. read more

Baseball Lonsway and Cherry help lead to Ohio States 75 win against

Ohio State redshirt freshman pitcher Seth Lonsway (11) throws a pitch in the Buckeyes’ game against Hawaii on March 23. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorSeth Lonsway had begun a trend through his first five starts of the season. In each of his odd-numbered outings, the redshirt freshman had allowed one run, striking out 25 in 16.1 innings of work. However, in his second and fourth start of the year, control became the issue, walking eight and allowing 10 earned runs in six innings pitched. But coming out for his sixth start of the year, the odd-numbered mentality continued, as Lonsway helped Ohio State (13-10) to its fifth straight win, a 7-5 victory against Hawaii (9-14) on Saturday. Lonsway recorded his second straight start of at least six innings of work, allowing three runs, one earned, on six hits and three walks. The redshirt freshman struck out nine, his most in a game since March 1. “His breaking ball’s nasty, when he is able to utilize it, he’s going to be tough because the fastball has a little life,” Beals said.For Lonsway, he said his approach is to not overthink things on the mound, using his three-pitch arsenal to get hitters out in a consistent fashion. “I try and be as consistent as possible,” Lonsway said. “We are figuring some things out and trying to be better than the previous start, not trying to do too much on the mound, but trying to command all three pitches and establishing first-pitch strikes.” Despite facing Hawaii redshirt junior pitcher Dylan Thomas, the former first-team All-Big West member as a closer, Ohio State’s offense, which has scored 12 runs and 19 hits in the previous two games against the Rainbow Warriors, continued its hot streak. Senior left fielder Brady Cherry gave the Buckeyes their first run of the game in the fourth, hitting a first-pitch fastball well over the center field wall for his sixth home run of the season. Cherry recorded two hits in three at bats for the Buckeyes, recording his 20th and 21st RBIs of the season. However, his first at bat did not go as planned. Watching four or five sliders, he struck out. But he knew what Thomas would use in his second at bat, taking advantage on the home run to center. “Wasn’t really sitting on it, but it looked really good and put a good swing on it,” Cherry said.  The Buckeyes continued their rally, with junior first baseman Conner Pohl and sophomore catcher Dillon Dingler each recording a single, advancing to second and third, respectively, after a throwing error by Hawaii redshirt sophomore left fielder Daylen Calicdan. Ohio State freshman center fielder Nolan Clegg drove both in, hitting a single to left field, extending the Buckeyes’ lead to 3-0. Despite allowing two runs in the top of the inning, the Ohio State offense was not done, recording four runs on five hits and an error before recording an out in the fifth, chasing Thomas from the game. Thomas allowed seven runs, five earned, in four-plus innings of work, giving up 11 hits and striking out six in his third loss of the season. “I thought it was big for us to beat [Thomas],” Beals said. “They feel like this is the way to use them and we were able to beat their best guy, bodes well for us heading into tomorrow’s game.”  Hawaii began to chip away at its deficit in the sixth inning, adding one run on a single by junior second baseman Jack Kennelly. But Lonsway forced a flyout to shortstop, stranding runners on second and third. In the fifth inning, Rainbow Warriors shortstop Maaki Yamazaki reached after Lonsway overthrew Pohl at first base, advancing to third and scoring the first run of the game on a ground out by junior second baseman Jack Kennelly. After Hawaii freshman center fielder Scotty Scott hit a double and Calicidan added a single, the Rainbow Warriors cut its deficit to one after a wild pitch by Lonsway, scoring Scott from third. In relief of Lonsway, junior pitcher Joe Gahm allowed two runs in the seventh inning on a walk and two singles in the seventh inning. For Cherry, the offensive consistencies for Ohio State is more than just putting up as many runs on the board as the team can. It’s about making the Buckeyes’ pitching staff more comfortable on the mound, allowing them to pitch with the lead. “Pitching with a lead is a lot easier than pitching in a tie game or a close game,” Cherry said. “If we can put runs on the board and play good defense, it should give pitchers a lot more confidence to go out there and throw strikes, stay relaxed and enjoy themselves too.” Ohio State will end its four-game series against Hawaii at Bill Davis Stadium Sunday at 1:05 p.m. read more

NSW parliament welcomes the new Hellenes

first_imgNever before has NSW parliament seen this many Greek names. When the 56th parliament officially came together recently, three Greek surnames were added to the list of representatives. As each member rose to deliver their inaugural speech, Neos Kosmos decided to find out more about these new additions to the political scene.Stephen Kamper, Member for Rockdale Having spent my childhood watching my own father do his taxes with the Kamper family – firstly with Mr Kamper and then his son Stephen – I had a good working knowledge of the subject I was interviewing. Stephen is not your average Labor parliamentarian. In his own words, he tells Neos Kosmos about his background in small business, overseeing “one of the biggest suburban accounting firms in NSW [as a single office].” It is this business acumen along with a passion for the area he has lived in and worked in his entire life, Rockdale, that he hopes will make a lasting contribution to the people he represents and the Labor Party.The enthusiasm I heard from Stephen’s voice is the same you will hear from Courtney and Eleni. NSW parliament seems to have unearthed three more people who are born to represent. Stephen told me that he was “still pinching myself, it is such a privilege to be there, to represent the people of my electorate”. Here is someone who exudes passion. He has never thought about leaving the area, as he fondly recalled childhood memories and how he wants to make Rockdale what he remembered as a boy – a destination for people to live in, work and visit. It’s worth pointing out that Stephen is a proud grandfather, a pappou. Yet if you meet the tall, solidly built man you could swear he is years younger than he actually is. Stephen told me has four grandchildren!Eleni Petinos, Member for Miranda Eleni Petinos is one of the youngest members of any parliament in Australia. At just 28 years of age, she is a role model for other young people. Taking on the seat of Miranda on behalf of the Liberal Party, a seat which had previously been with Labor, she had to work hard to win the seat and intends to do her best for the electorate. Prior to the March election, Premier Mike Baird had been full of praise for the emerging star, saying that “Eleni is an incredibly hard worker, a Shire girl through and through, and I believe she will be a wonderful advocate for the people of Miranda”. Miranda required a three per cent swing away from Labor, and after succeeding in a relatively close party ballot for pre-selection, Eleni rarely strayed away from her goal of being the member. With a background in tax law and as an adviser to NSW Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, as well as being born and raised in the Sutherland Shire, she is more than ready for a leading role in parliament. Eleni told parliament her maternal grandfather, Nicholas, “boarded a ship in Greece and docked in Melbourne in 1955. He came to Australia in search of a better life with a single suitcase to his name. It was two years later that he patiently waited at the port in Sydney, with only a photograph, searching for his soon-to-be-wife Chrisoula.” Parliament also heard about the journey of her paternal family which “commenced in 1961 when my father Alexander, then six, came to Sydney with his parents and two younger siblings”. The family moved to Sylvania, living in the same premises as the fish shop they owned.Courtney Houssos, Upper House The Shire has occasionally been seen as the end point of Sydney, a type of country town within the confines of a big city. With that in mind it is interesting to note that Courtney Houssos was born in Forster, a country town three-and-a-half hours from Sydney. When I spoke to Courtney I was once again struck by the fact another young person was entering parliament, this time in the Upper House, and just like the other new additions, she was excited. At 33 years of age, and with a young daughter, Courtney will be sitting in parliament as a representative of all of NSW. Her connection to the Greek world comes from her spouse, George, whom she met ten years ago. She has grown fond of her Greek ‘heritage’, with the Houssos family taking an instant liking to Courtney, who also converted to the Greek Orthodox religion. She singled out Father Leslie at Leichhardt for being an inspiration. She married in Greece; not only did she fall in love with George, but she fell in love with Greece. Courtney has a long history in the Labor Party, spending a decade organising for Country Labor. This gave her a grounding in the party and in learning how to work with a wide range of constituents. Her term will expire in 2023, which differs to Stephen and Eleni who will be up for re-election in 2019. Courtney hopes that she can help with the connectivity between rural and urban NSW.Rural Connections Courtney’s inaugural speech highlighted the need for parliament to help those in the country who are balancing work, family and numerous other responsibilities. Most people in big cities are fortunate that factors such as bad weather or the closure of one or two big businesses have minimal impact. In rural NSW this can be a huge problem, especially in times of drought or extreme heat. Stephen Kamber can trace his own heritage back to Kozani, back then a rural town in Greece, when his pappou arrived in Sydney in 1923. This is unique as very few Greek immigrants of that era were coming from mainland Greece. His father was born in Broken Hill, the Outback; and then moved during his teenage years to Redfern, where he would help many of the newly-arrived Greek migrants, such as Angelo Cotsis, due to his obvious fluency in English.Party Pride Courtney was keen to point out to parliament that the Labor Party has been around for 124 years; Stephen was quick to point out to Neos Kosmos how the Labor Party has a long history and one that he has been proud to be associated with. He told me how every morning he gets excited to visit his electorate office, just waiting to begin the day by assisting others. And I get the same sentiment from Eleni, who is just as proud to be with the government as they begin their new term with a strong mandate from the people of NSW.Future visions Neos Kosmos asked each MP – if we were to speak to them again in 2023 – what would be some of their achievements? Eleni Petinos: To help the people of NSW to build the F6 motorway, successful upgrades to St George Hospital at a cost of $300 million and $60 million to Sutherland Hospital and the implementation of a NAPLAN-style test to help tackle childhood obesity. I would advocate for comprehensive tax reform linked with expenditure restraint to help build budget resilience. Courtney Houssos: Support working families and ensure workplace flexibilities for all; ensure that there is real level of connectivity between rural NSW and Sydney, including infrastructure. Government can play an important role in building bridges between the two. I am also keen to ensure fair workplace practices, universal and accessible health care and quality local education. Stephen Kamper: To make Rockdale the best place in Sydney; help to encourage a return of government tenancies, support the retail community in growing and ensure that the community has the amenities and infrastructure to support it. I will also fight to bring St George Hospital up to modern standards and will support an end to domestic violence. I have been surrounded by strong women such as my mother, siblings, my wife Magda and daughters and can’t comprehend how anyone could hit any woman. Inspirations Finally, each member was asked – who or what was the inspiring moment that led to them joining their respective parties: Stephen Kamper: My father took me to hear Gough Whitlam speak in 1972. It was the ‘It’s Time’ campaign and that stuck with me: a family moment in the presence of the soon to be prime minister at the age of eight. Courtney Houssos: At the age of 21 at university, John Howard was reducing funding for students and tertiary education; making it harder for young people to get a tertiary education. I joined the campaign to stop these reductions. Eleni Petinos: (telling parliament) Foundations both past and present intrinsically inform ideology. It is my values that shape the way in which I will represent Miranda and our state. Eleni was inspired by the values of culture and a tireless work ethic that was on display by her family. She witnessed significant barriers and bureaucracy as her father is a small business owner, she has seen the “regulatory burden that came with it. It is this experience that showed me from an early age that the government should not stifle free enterprise”. What seems to be evident is that there is a healthy respect for each other amongst the new representatives. This is especially pleasing as the Greek community should be proud of these new faces as they are joined by incumbent Sophie Cotsis, who has been representing the people of NSW in the Upper House since 2010. She was re-elected at the election and her term will conclude in 2023. With such dedicated representatives, the people of NSW – and our own Hellenic community – will no doubt be served with distinction and pride.Billy Cotsis is a freelance writer and short film director. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Marée noire une fillette de 11 ans récolte 100000 dollars pour la

first_imgMarée noire : une fillette de 11 ans récolte 100.000 dollars pour la combattreNew York, États-Unis – Olivia Bouler, une fillette de 11 ans, est parvenue à récolter 100.000 dollars (environ 80.000 euros) pour des associations de protection des oiseaux touchés par la marée noire qui touche actuellement le golfe du Mexique. La fillette a été si bouleversée par les images de la marée noire, et surtout par celles des oiseaux englués dans le pétrole qu’elle a décidé d’agir. Avec la ferme volonté de récolter des fonds, elle a proposé d’envoyer ses peintures d’oiseaux à quiconque faisait un don aux associations de protection de ces animaux dans la région.Le succès fut complètement inattendu. Plus de 80.000 euros récoltés et plus de 15.000 fans sur Facebook. La médiation est très importante, puisqu’Olivia est passée au CBS Evening News et a été interviewée par le BBC World Service.Son action a également été médiatisée par AOL qui a fait un don de 25.000 dollars (20.000 euros) et encourage les utilisateurs de son site à faire de même. Hélas, la fillette est désormais débordée. Le nombre de peintures réalisées s’est limité à 500 et les personnes désireuses de décorer leurs murs de ses œuvres devront maintenant se contenter de reproductions. Le 19 juin 2010 à 15:53 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

New Red Dead Redemption 2 Art Reveals Gang Members

first_img ‘Red Dead Online’ Finally Fully LaunchesThe Actual Pinkertons Are Suing the Makers of ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Stay on target I appreciate the fact Rockstar Games always uses hand drawn pictures to promote their titles. Many companies opt to advertise their products with overly-produced CG images. While some do look great, most of them end up looking rather generic. The pictures Rockstar uses for promos and box art are visually striking and do a fantastic job of standing out from the crowd. Any of these images would make a great wallpaper on one’s computer.Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on October 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For more on Red Dead Redemption 2 check out this swanky collector’s edition and maybe watch that last gameplay trailer a few more times.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img The way Rockstar Games reveals things about the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 is quite fascinating. Unlike other studios who love to bombard us with constant updates, videos, and whatnot, the NYC-based developer is being more methodical with the way it doles out information. Today, the Rockstar Twitter account has released a bunch of images for the characters players meet in Red Dead Redemption 2. Some are familiar faces, while others are entirely new. This is yet another big tease, but it does give us some insight into what to expect when it comes to the game’s large cast.Returning characters include John Marston, his wife, Abigail Roberts, and their son, Jack Marston. Bill Williamson and Dutch van der Linde also make a comeback. Since this is a prequel, all of the above characters are noticeably younger, especially Jack Marston who is just a child. Then there are new faces like Hosea Matthews, Molly O’Shea, Susan Grimshaw, and Pearson. We don’t know what their roles are, but given the gang-centric nature of the game, it’s safe to assume some of them will either be in or support your posse. Some may even be (and probably are) enemies of protagonist Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang. You can see all of the character images right below.last_img read more

People on the Move 021110

first_imgCondé Nast has named Michelle Myers vice president and publisher of Lucky magazine. Myers returns to Condé Nast from Time Inc., where she served as founding publisher of People StyleWatch.1105 Media named Janis Samaripa editor of Respiratory & Sleep Management. Most recently, Samaripa served as publisher/editor of Southern California Physician, and as editor-in-chief of HomeCare before that.Peter Macey was promoted to national advertising director at Wired. Previously, Macey served as Northwest director.Hearst named Cortney Pellettieri entertainment editor at Good Housekeeping. Most recently, Pellettieri served as entertainment editor at InStyle. Ryan O’Hara is stepping down as president of the TV Guide Network and TVGuide.com. Separately, Diane Robina was named executive vice president of development, acquisition and programming strategy.Decatur, Georgia-based music magazine Paste announced a number of staffing changes: Rachael Maddux was promoted from assistant editor to associate editor, and Rachel Dovey and Michael Saba were named assistant editors.National Business Media promoted Dana Nelson to publisher of RV Pro magazine. Previously, Nelsen served as associate publisher.last_img read more

WWDC is once again held in San Jose aka the best city

first_imgApple’s kicked off its WWDC developers conference on Monday, introducing several products and software updates including the Apple Pro Display XDR, MacOS Catalina and  iOS 13, and the new Mac Pro. Though the audience sounded excited enough about the devices, it was to the collective dread of the developer community and press that the event was once again being held in San Jose, California. Yes, just like the last couple of years when the company ceased its 12-year run in San Francisco in 2017, Apple forced thousands against their will to descend upon this great giant suburb. You’re welcome!Little do people know, however, that San Jose (aka my hometown) is the best city in the world*. San Francisco natives in particular have a whole complex about hating it for some reason. Something about it being boring or being populated with too many strip malls or having a hockey team that chokes. Also it’s really expensive to live there despite its rising crime rate (who told you about that anyway? I WILL STAB THEM). But one should be so honored to visit the third-biggest city in California (and 10th in the US) because it’s really poppin’. I would know because I use words like poppin’. Silicon Valley Comic Con and Facebook’s F8 were held there; we’re home to supersexy tech companies that make headlines every day, like Cisco Systems and Western Digital; and legendary punk rock band No Use For a Name is from there (RIP, Tony Sly).So if you’re one of the lucky ones to have to visit San Jose because your job depends on it, or you didn’t realize that was where you were going before you applied for the ticket lottery, here’s CNET’s guide to WWDC 2019 as it rises again in downtown San Jose. *I’ve been told that this is “debatable.”Haters hatin’ to 2017’s WWDC announcement. Lynn La/CNET Originally published May 31, 2017.Update, June 1, 2018: Adds WWDC 2018 context and updated information about Cinebar.Update, June 3, 2019: Adds WWDC 2019 context.  Places to geek outThe Tech Interactive (formerly the Tech Museum): Bright orange with a purple dome up top, you can’t miss the museum. (Visually you can’t miss it. But you can miss out on it if you want, I’m not your boss.) In addition to exhibitions about tech and robots, there’s an earthquake simulator that is so scary it can make a young child (not me) burst into tears (again, not me) during her elementary school trip (definitely not me). Fun! deanza-id-2.jpgThis is a piece of tech history. Lynn La/CNET De Anza College: Yes, De Anza is technically in Cupertino, but it’s still close enough for Apple fans to visit for its place in tech history. Steve Wozniak went here after getting kicked out of another university for hacking its computers. In 1984, Steve Jobs unveiled the original Apple Macintosh at De Anza. And I can personally attest that the school’s outdoor benches are especially comfortable for napping between classes.Lick Observatory: Located on top of Mount Hamilton, it featured the world’s largest telescope back in its heyday. Make sure you visit during operating hours though, because you will get stopped for trespassing by that one cop who’s up there on Mt. Ham. Don’t ask me how I know. Places to goWinchester Mystery House: As an SJ native, I am contractually obligated to shoehorn the Mystery House into any conversation about San Jose. It’s a Victorian mansion built for widowed gun heiress Sarah Winchester. You’ve probably heard about it because of the 2018 movie “Winchester,” which is basically a documentary that is 100 percent accurate and stars Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke and some kid that walks around with a bag over his head (I’m serious).Convinced she was being haunted by ghosts as well as low-key annoyed by bag-head walker, Sarah Winchester continuously built out the house to confuse the ghosts. Stairs that went nowhere, hidden rooms and decoy bathrooms so the ghosts didn’t know where to poop. Tours are given out daily to underwhelmed out-of-towners and local schoolkids. It’s the most historically famous thing we got, so just go so you can say you went, OK?Winchester Mystery HouseCome to SJ and be haunted by ghosts! Richard T. Nowitz/Getty Images Santana Row: Nearby Winchester is a bougie outdoor mall. I go there to look at things I can’t afford, touch the expensive washi paper at the Japanese stationary store Maido while the cashier eyes me and sit alone outside eating overpriced yogurt from Pinkberry. San Jose Improv: During the week of WWDC, MADTV actor Amir K will perform stand-up. True story, in high school I went to see Brian Regan there and choked on my drink while laughing and coughing at the same time. I ended up throwing up my drink right there on my table. The waitstaff was nice about it though, but the Improv has this two-drink minimum and since I was a teenager, that $6 soda I threw up was, like, a lot. San Pedro Square in San JoseSan Pedro is like NY’s Chelsea Market or Seattle’s Pike Place or SF’s Ferry Building. Only smaller than all those places and with less stuff. Richard Cummins/Lonely Planet Images Places to eatSan Pedro Square Market: This indoor food market is similar to San Francisco’s Ferry Building, but much smaller. It’s still cool though, and it has lots of food vendors and bars to accommodate large groups. If you plan to party through the night, know that it closes early at midnight like a loser. La Victoria Taqueria: La Vics is the closest to an SF Mission burrito™ you can get. It’s famous for its delicious orange sauce that you should drizzle on everything. There are two locations and both get sloppy after midnight. So if you still want tasty burritos but want a tad chiller ambiance, walk over to Iguana’s nearby. Any Vietnamese restaurant, anywhere: Along with LA, SJ has the best Vietnamese food in California. Not every place is spectacular, but even mediocre Viet food in SJ is better than anything you’ll find elsewhere (including SF). Go to Dac Phuc for the pho (note: It’s closed on Mondays), Vung Tau for the downtown location and Com Ga Nam An for the Hainanese chicken. Oh and yes, the service is aloof, but deal with it. Places to drinkOld Wagon Saloon: OWS’ saloon theme and beer pong tables (per request) attract a lot of bro-y clientele, but it can still be fun. It’s where I learned to play shuffleboard, and my friends and I have a tradition of eating post-Thanksgiving-Thanksgiving-dinner there to this day, so it holds a special place in my heart. trials-pub.jpgCome to SJ and drink beer and be haunted by ghosts (again!) Courtesey of Victor Solanoy Cinebar: What used to be a super divey, cash-only bar that served $7 LCs with a heavy pour (don’t ask what’s in it), Cinebar has since been remodeled with some skate theme. It may not have the same charm as it used to have, but at least it’s cleaner and roomier now?Trials Pub: Though not as central in downtown, this pub is great if you’re looking for something chill. Fun fact, its basement used to be a jail, and it’s haunted by a ghost (not the Winchester ones). People can’t decide if the ghost is a warden or a prisoner, but it probably has ace taste in beers by now and is a Premiere League fan. Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now WWDC 2019 Apple iOS 13: New Siri voice, camera tools, Dark Mode for iPhone New Mac Pro makes its debut, starts at $5,999 Apple gives the iPad its own OS Returning to Apple’s WWDC after 20 years, now with 5 OSes instead of 1 Get all the latest from WWDC Now playing: Watch this: Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad Steve Wozniak iOS 13 Steve Jobs Apple • WWDC 2019 Apple Event Comments reading • WWDC is once again held in San Jose, aka the best city ever, and nobody can tell me otherwisecenter_img Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them now See also See All Tags Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? 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Keeping bears and people separate at Haines Chilkoot River

first_imgJamie Grubb works as a bear monitor for Alaska State Parks. (Photo by Abbey Collins, KHNS – Haines)Like much of Alaska, the mountains and woods around Haines are home to many bears. For the most part, people try to avoid them. But there’s one spot where people seek them out. Bears fishing in Chilkoot River draw spectators throughout the summer and create a big safety concern. There are several people working to keep the convergence of the animals, fish and humans controlled and safe. One of them is Jamie Grubb, who works through the summer as a bear monitor for Alaska State Parks as an Alaska Conservation Corps employee.Listen nowGrubb steps out of her white and green Alaska State Parks truck around 6:30  a.m. and almost immediately spots a bear in the river.It’s a chilly morning. The river and the road beside it are still in the shade. Grubb sips hot coffee to keep herself warm.“What I do is I protect the bears from the people,” Grubb said. “I’m supposed to protect the people from the bears but really the bears need protection from the people because they get way too close. People get extremely close to the bears.”This early in the morning, it’s still pretty quiet on the often busy corridor. Few humans, that is. But around a dozen coastal brown bears come and go, looking for fishy breakfast.Later in the day, it can get really crowded with visitors and congested with their vehicles.Visitors are kept behind a white line, while a bear moves from the river to the woods. (Photo by Abbey Collins, KHNS – Haines)The bears frequent the weir, a tool used by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to count fish returning to the river. Fish and Game provides support for bear monitoring as well.“It’s much easier for the bears to pin the fish up against the weir than it is to chase them upstream and fight the current also,” Grubb said.Grubb stands in the road on one side of the weir and communicates with a Chilkoot Bear Foundation board member on the other side by handheld radio. She hears that a bear named Speedy is coming down the road.Speedy is a Chilkoot River regular. She and her three cubs parade confidently past cars, RVs and photographers.“I love how this bear just owns the road,” Grubb said. “She just owns everything.”Grubb is making sure cars don’t pass through the section of road in front of the weir while bears are in or approaching the corridor.Even when there aren’t bears in the road, Grubb often stops and talks to drivers before they pass through the area.“I try to talk to everybody before anything happens,” Grubb said. “I try to inform them of this is what’s happening, we have a lot of bears.”That includes tour buses, shutting guests along the corridor and out to Chilkoot Lake.“They’re on a schedule,” Grubb said. “So I try to get them through as quickly as possible. But they all seem to be sure respectful and if I ask them to wait then they understand. They’re all really good. They tour guides, they’re more help than anything actually.”Grubb has had this job for two summers, and she says she’s never seen a dangerous situation arise between bears and human visitors. But, she says those could come up without this kind of control out there.Grubb is very comfortable in the presence of bears. She says it’s important to understand their behavior.“I tell people all the time, ‘we’re not a food source for them, we’re just more like mosquitos.’ We’re in their way. We’re just an irritant,” Grubb said.Grubb points to the around 20 years experience she has working with horses.Signs ask visitors to respect establish boundaries. (Photo by Abbey Collins, KHNS – Haines)“I think that’s the biggest part of it, is it’s a large animal, and you have to be able to read the animal correctly, and their behavior, and know what is right and what is wrong,” Grubb said.Grubb says it’s important to move out of the animal’s way and give them plenty of space, especially sows with cubs. Near the Chilkoot weir, visitors are instructed to stay behind a designated line.“I have photographers that come and they hide in the bushes in camouflage and they scare me,” Grubb said. “And I’m like, if you scare me, you’re going to scare a sow with cubs and then it’s going to be all over for you.”Grubb pays close attention to the bears, scanning the road and the river, monitoring their behavior.“Oh, here comes that little girl again,” Grubb said, referring to a single bear that’s been making attempts to fish, but getting scared away by a sow. “Honey, she’s still fishing. You’re not going to be able to get there. But see she knows there’s fish there, so she’s going to keep trying. Poor thing. Cute little thing though, huh?”Grubb talks to the bears as they come and go, and remembers her first interaction with Speedy’s cubs.“Of course, I was like ‘Hey, Speedy, how ya doin?’ As she was walking by I went ‘Oh! You have a cub. You have two, you have three,’” Grubb recalled. “And all three of them stood up and …they made this really weird noise that I’d never heard before and I was like ‘Hey, dudes! Get to know me, you’re going to see me all summer.’”There are a lot more bears around this year, compared to last, says Grubb.“Last year there wasn’t as many bears around, because there was so much fish. This year, there’s 25 bears,” Grubb said.The Upper Lynn Canal saw a strong return of sockeye this summer. But, right now Southeast Alaska is experiencing a very low pink salmon run.The Haines Borough is closely monitoring the congestion that comes with tourism season at Chilkoot River. Earlier this year, the Haines Assembly placed a moratorium on new tours looking to visit Chilkoot.And recently, Fish and Game installed an electric fence on the weir, in an effort to protect the employee counting fish.As for the day-to-day operations, Grubb says keeping bears and humans safe is a “family effort,” with many different people and groups contributing.last_img read more

Saab wants to make India its manufacturing base

first_imgSwedish defence major Saab has expressed interest to be an “Indian company” and is willing to transfer complete defence technology to the country, Jan Widerstrom, chairman and managing director of Saab India Technologies, told the Economic Times. The aerospace and defence manufacturing company, whose JAS 39 Gripen aircraft has been in the race for many of India’s defence procurement deals, was taking part in the ongoing India’s Defence Expo 2016 at Goa.”I say that I want to be Indian. I want our company to be Indian, and in the right environment, we will be Indian,” Widerstrom was quoted as saying. According to an earlier report last month, Hakan Buskhe, the company’s CEO and president, too said Saab was ready to not only set up a base in India and manufacture the Gripen aircraft, but was also ready also for “true transfer of technology.” Widerstrom added that the government was working to make the environment right by measures such as raising the FDI limit to 49 percent and unveiling a new defence procurement policy. Alongside the Gripen fighter aircraft, Saab has offered help to India’s Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) to build the next generation version of the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA). The company is aggressively promoting itself on the missile technology front as well, added the ET report. Given the array of indigenous missile technology that India already owns, Saab intends to offer niche products catering to all three services — Army, Navy and Air Force — of the defence sector. Widerstrom explained how the company wishes to have a global footprint in each of the market. India apart from being an important market also has a vast base of engineers and is a growing economy. “We definitely see big prospects for the future. We want to supply not only to the Indian market but also supply to other markets with India as the manufacturing base,” Widerstrom added. “We are offering our missile programmes and air defence programmes in line with the ‘Make in India’ concept,” he emphasised.last_img read more

Dominos Pizza to get a boost as Jubilant FoodWorks set to pump

first_imgWikimedia commonsIndia based Jubilant Foodworks Ltd, which operates the biggest American pizza chain Dominos and Dunkin Donuts will pump in Rs 100 crore to revive the food products and packaging — marking it to be the biggest upgrade for Domino’s in India since the brand entered the Indian market in 1996.Jubilant said it will expand about 50 stores this year and will go for a new marketing campaign. However, the company is not looking for any uptick in the food prices, Mint reported.”We are not looking at any price increases for Domino’s this year. We will pass on GST benefits to consumers,” said Partik Pota Chief Executive Officer at Jubilant Foodworks in an interview to CNBC-TV18.The company early this year said it was aiming to work out new strategies that will drive sustainability and profitable growth. To back the target, the Noida-based company wanted to cut costs, perk up product offering, provide better customer services by upgrading existing technologies and investing on new ones. Jubilant’s shares jumped 5.4 percent to close at Rs 1,333.25 apiece on BSE on Tuesday.In the past few quarters, the company closed five Domino outlets and added 13 new ones to ensure profitability. Pota also added that they will continue to reduce inefficiencies and taper off loss-incurring outlets.The upgraded strategies pushed Jubilant FoodWorks to grow 6.5 percent in same-store-sales the quarter that ended on 30 June 2017. That was highest in two years. Same-store sales measure the revenue growth at the outlets that have been open for about a year.Not just Jubilant FoodWorks, but the Indian food industry in general has shown growth. Other companies with nippy service restaurant chains in India have also grown during the April-June quarter.The over all Indian food industry is expected to grow at a rate of 11 percent to $65.4 billion by 2018. Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.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. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Dominos claims worlds first pizza delivery to customers home via dronelast_img read more

Zip kicking faces in Just Cause 3

first_imgAvalanche Studios’ recent Mad Max game may have failed to capture the glory of Fury Road, but the developer has one more game planned for this year it hopes will cement its reputation as the leading purveyors of digital chaos. At New York Comic Con, Square Enix and Avalanche Studios (not to be confused with Disney Infinity developers Avalanche Software) let hoards of fans get their hands on Just Cause 3.Just Cause 3 continues the story of radical mercenary Rico Rodriguez as he returns to his tropical homeland to free it from the iron grip of a tyrannical dictator. It feels a little quaint in a political landscape where US-Cuba relations are thawing in a relatively peaceful way, but it’s a good enough excuse for loads of island mayhem. It’s like Saints Row meets Tropico.The lengthy demo I played had me shooting rockets at enemy targets while standing on top of a crashing plane. From there I was let loose onto the open world to make even crazier things happen. Ridiculous moments in gun-filled open-world games are inevitable, but Just Cause 3 smartly encourages players to continue to money shots with the Chaos Points system. This system, returning from 2010’s Just Cause 2, rewards players for making things go boom and throwing a wrench into the plans of the dictatorship. As the first Just Cause game on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, those booms can be even bigger. Improved heavy weapons like miniguns combined with more destructible elements like bridges and vegetation lead to longer chain reactions of annihilation. At their panel the developers described the rebuilt physics engine, with nearly 5,000 animations, as suited for “action movie moments.”Another key piece of the Just Cause 3 puzzle is the traversal system. Rico’s versatile grappling hook, which lets him zip to virtually anything or anyone in range, puts Spider-Man and Bionic Commando to shame. In other open-world games the slow, on-foot travel is typically the most tedious part of the experience. But in Just Cause 3, grappling onto railings, rock formations, and moving cars is a joy. New in this installment is the “reeled hang” where Rico can zip onto a helicopter, stand underneath it upside down, and kick the pilot out to commandeer the aircraft.The grappling hook is also a splendid combat tool. After storming a government outpost I would shoot my zipline into solider after soldier to quickly incapacitate crowds. I could also shoot multiple tethers to slam enemies and objects (including animals) against each other. And if the action ever became too much to handle, I would just zipline away and use my parachute or new wingsuit to stylishly travel to safety.I only got a taste of the next-generation chaos Rico can create, carrying out his just cause, just cuz. Just Cause 3 drops December 1.last_img read more

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first_img The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more Technology | October 14, 2014 FDA Approves New Ultrasound Imaging Agent Gas-filled microbubbles reflect sound waves for enhanced image of left ventricle News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more Related Content Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more center_img October 14, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lumason (sulfur hexafluoride lipid microsphere) for patients whose ultrasound image of the heart (echocardiograms) are hard to see with ultrasound waves.Lumason is a contrast agent made up of gas-filled microbubbles (or microspheres) that reflect the sound waves to enhance the image. Lumason helps a physician see a patient’s heart more clearly, allowing for clearer imaging of the left ventricle chamber and the smooth edge on the inside of the chambers of the heart, known as the endocardium. “Sometimes echocardiograms in certain patients are difficult for physicians to see and interpret,” said Libero Marzella, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Division of Medical Imaging Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “Today’s approval provides doctors with another option when performing contrast enhanced ultrasound.”Lumason’s safety and efficacy were established in three clinical trials involving 191 patients with suspected cardiac disease whose echocardiograms were difficult to read and interpret. In all three studies, Lumason helped doctors see the lining of the left ventricle more clearly, with visual improvement observed in the majority of the patients who received a 2-milliliter dose of the agent. Lumason also helped independent reviewers in all three of the studies more clearly and completely see inside the patient’s left ventricle.All microbubble contrast agents, including Lumason, carry a boxed warning about the risk of serious cardiopulmonary reactions, including fatal cardiac or respiratory arrest. The risk of these reactions may be increased among patients with certain heart conditions; most serious reactions occur within 30 minutes of administration.The most commonly reported side effects associated with Lumason were headache and nausea.Lumason is marketed by Bracco Diagnostics Inc., located in Monroe Township, N.J.For more information: www.fda.gov FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). read morelast_img read more

Kicking the ball was an adventure for the Arizona

first_imgKicking the ball was an adventure for the Arizona Cardinals Sunday in a 32-16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. (FOX screen capture) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires It’s an all-too-common symptom for a second straight season.Much of the criticism, at least from the fan base, has been lobbed at special teams coach Amos Jones, who has served in that capacity under head coach Bruce Arians since 2013.General manager Steve Keim, isn’t happy, but he also won’t point the blame in one direction.“One thing you guys know about me is I’m never going to go on record or publicly bash any of our players individually or one of our coaches,” Keim told Doug & Wolf Monday morning on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.“The bottom line is — and it’s no excuse — our special teams have been unacceptable, point blank.”FootballOutsiders.com ranks all NFL special teams units on five elements: field goals/extra points, kickoffs, kick returns, punts and punt returns. The website had the Cardinals ranked 27th heading into Sunday’s matchup against the Rams.“That’s something that needs to improve, and I’ll just leave it at that,” Keim concluded. Your browser does not support the audio element. LISTEN: Steve Keim, Cardinals GM The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 23 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact For the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams wasn’t totally due to failures on special teams, but once again, that phase of the game left fingerprints at the scene of the crime.The Cardinals had two kicks — an extra point and a field goal attempt — blocked, and had trouble in their own return game and stopping the Rams’ in a 32-16 defeat at University of Phoenix Stadium.last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Marriott International

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterMarriott International has announced the opening of Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach under the company’s iconic flagship brand Marriott Hotels. With more than 2.3 billion baht invested, the 180-room resort was completely refurbished and now ready to welcome travellers looking for authentic Thai hospitality within a transformed and modern Marriott.Located on the sandy beach of Nai Yang, considered one of the most scenic areas of Phuket, the 180-room resort is surrounded with tropical vegetation and lush green forest within the Sirinath National Park. It is just a 10-minute drive from Phuket International Airport and adjacent to the old town of Nai Yang along with numerous natural attractions and scenic hot spots.Mr. Karl Hudson, Area Vice President, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia & Japan of Marriott International said, “In 2013, we signed an agreement with TCC Land Asset World to develop seven hotels and resorts in Thailand. We successfully opened Hua Hin Marriott Resort and Spa in March and are delighted to welcome this Phuket resort under our flagship Marriott Hotels brand. This recent addition of Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach increases our total portfolio in Thailand to 18.”“Phuket welcomes approximately 12 million visitors per year, mostly tourists from European and Asian countries. Phuket is one of the largest contributors to Thailand’s tourism industry, bringing around 200 billion Baht to the country each year. The opening of Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, will address the needs of both local and international travellers,” said Mr. David Ippersiel, General Manager of the Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach.Upon arrival, guests are greeted with signature welcome drinks in the open-air greatroom with captivating views and the fresh Andaman breeze. Guest rooms are designed in two unique styles; traditional-Thai with relaxing earth tones, or a more sleek-contemporary décor with modern and innovative touches. A stay in the luxury Pool Villas located directly on the natural and exclusive beachfront offer an unforgettable, exclusive experience.A choice of several restaurants and bars is available at Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, offering both Thai and international cuisine with personalised service and talented local chefs. The Andaman Kitchen, an all-day dining restaurant, features a wide array of dishes whereas the beachfront Big Fish Restaurant & Bar serves fresh seafood and offers a wide range of enticing beverages, from local signature drinks to international renowned cocktails. Guests may also choose to enjoy afternoon tea in the spacious open-air lobby lounge with its spectacular views.In addition to its beautiful aesthetics and natural surroundings, the Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach features upscale facilities and attractions which can be enjoyed 24 hours a day. From the large lagoon-inspired swimming pool to a fully equipped 24-hour fitness centre, the luxurious Quan Spa with its world-renowned signature treatments to the beachside pirate-themed Kids’ Club.The Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach is an impressive venue for exclusive meetings and events. Its 126-square-metre ballroom and several function rooms, all with natural daylight, enable the resort to cater for various types of events ranging from private parties to exclusive seaside weddings.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more