Nashville Star Charles Esten Brings Light to the Dark World of Cancer

first_imgEvery three minutes someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer. No one knows this better than “Nashville” star Charles Esten and his wife Patty. Esten’s 15-year-old daughter, Addie, was diagnosed with leukemia at age 2 ½.Charles Esten and leukemia survivor daughter Addie to join thousands across the country for Light The Night Walks to raise funds for cancer curesNaturally, their world was turned upside down. But, they quickly learned that there was hope, based on research to advance new treatments and cures for leukemia, much of it funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).Esten and his family Light The NightEsten and his family’s dedication to LLS has grown stronger each year and, today, LLS announced Esten is the 2015 National Light The Night Walk Honorary Chair. Since 1999, LLS has held Light The Night Walks in almost 200 cities across the country, to raise funds for its mission and pay tribute to those lost to blood cancers and honor those who are survivors.“It was a dark and scary day when we found out that our Addie had leukemia,” stated Esten. “The first ray of light was the reassurance from our doctor that there was hope – there were medicines and procedures that could help our little girl. All that hope, and all that help, came from research…research made possible with funds raised by LLS and other organizations. That’s why it’s so important for our family to participate in Light The Night, and to inspire people all over the country to join us.”LLS’s Light The Night walks have raised more than $495 million since they began 16 years ago, and have helped LLS invest more than $1 billion in research to advance lifesaving treatments for people with blood cancers.George Omiros, LLS executive vice president, chief campaign & field development officer, stated, “This year, with Charles Esten at the helm, along with his daughter Addie, and the rest of their family, we are aiming to increase the awareness for LLS and inspire more individuals, families and teams to join us. Addie is living proof that funds raised for research do result in lifesaving treatments and cures. We are extremely grateful that Charles and his family are helping us spread the word about the urgent need for patients with blood cancer.”LLS is set to maximize Esten’s role through a national Public Service Announcement, a Radio News Release and extensive educational materials to promote the Light The Night campaign, from early April through September. Esten and his family will lead the way at the Light The Night Walk in Nashville on October 9, 2015. Fans and those who want to donate to LLS can visit Esten’s personal donation page.“Walking in the Light The Night Walk, with thousands of people carrying lanterns, you can’t help but feel the support. To have all those people out there, together, holding lanterns, nobody there is alone,” Esten explained. “I know it’s The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s hope that every year there are fewer gold lanterns (commemorating those lost to the disease). Your lantern will make a difference. It will be a little brighter on that night because you and the team you created brought your lanterns. Start a team. Join a team.”Friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams and millions of consumers help by donating at retail outlets. These efforts culminate in inspirational, memorable evening walks in nearly 200 communities across North America each fall. Participants carry illuminated lanterns – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer. Anyone big, small, young and old can shine a light on the importance of finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients.Today, LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to finding cures for leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancers. Through its efforts it has invested more than $1 billion in cutting-edge research to advance therapies. Thanks to research, survival rates for patients with many blood cancers have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled since the early 1960s. Yet, despite these advances, about one third of patients with blood cancer still do not survive even five years after their diagnosis.To form a team or to learn more, call 877.LTN.WALK or visit www.lightthenight.org.Source:LLS.orglast_img read more

Drake just celebrated his birthday at Casa Loma

first_imgToday in “parties I wish I’d been invited to,” Drake just celebrated his 31st birthday with an intimate, yet lavish bash at Toronto’s Casa Loma.The Saturday night festivities started out with a Raptors game for Drizzy and his friends – some of whom sat court side and some of whom were on the court. Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, members of Drake’s OVO crew and other close friends then joined the hip hop mogul at Casa Loma’s fancy new BlueBlood Steakhouse for a private dinner. Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement READ MORElast_img

UN agencies unveil winners of Red Ribbon Awards in fight against HIVAIDS

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) announced the winners, which were drawn from 550 nominations submitted from 147 countries, today to coincide with the General Assembly’s high-level meeting on the scourge. Jeffrey Malley, the Director of UNDP’s HIV/AIDS Practice, said there were many “brilliant examples” around the world of community action and leadership on HIV prevention, care, treatment and support. “However, most of them are unheard and unsung,” he said. “The Red Ribbon Award is a way to recognize and honour them.” The laureates – which each receive $5,000 – were chosen by a technical review committee of experts in the field, and were selected for their innovation, impact, sustainability, strategic partnerships, gender sensitivity and social inclusion. Five of the 25 winners will be chosen by a jury of eminent persons at an international AIDS conference in Mexico City in August to receive special recognition in the following categories: providing access to treatment, support and care; supporting children orphaned by AIDS; promoting human rights; empowering women and girls; and providing HIV prevention programmes and services. Those winners will each receive an additional $15,000. The 25 winners comprise nine from Africa, seven from the Asia-Pacific region, five from Latin America and the Caribbean, two from Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and two from the Middle East and North Africa. The African winners are:Centre for Popular Education and Human Rights – Ghana; Coalition of Women Living with HIV/AIDS – Malawi;Consol Homes – Malawi;FIMIZORE (Fikambanana Miaro ny Zony Rehetra) – Madagascar;Mama’s Club – UgandaNtankah Village Women Common Initiative Group – Cameroon;Power Positive Support Community Based Organization – Kenya;Sanerela + – South Africa;Voice of Roses – Kenya.The Asia-Pacific laureates are:Empower Foundation – Thailand;National Federation of Women Living with HIV/AIDS – Nepal;People Like Us (PLUS) – India;Sanghamitra – India;Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust – India;Social Action for Women – Thailand;Yayasan Kesehatan Bali (Yakeba) – Indonesia.The Latin America and Caribbean winners are:ASONVIHSIDA – Nicaragua;Asociación Civil Amavida – Venezuela;Fortaleciendo la Diversidad – Mexico;Grupo De Amigos con VIH – Mexico;Promoteurs Objectif Zéro Sida (POZ) – Haiti.In Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the winners are the Estonian Network People Living with HIV (Estonia) and Orlovskaya Regional Non-profit Organization against AIDS, Phoenix PLUS (Russia).The Middle East and North Africa laureates are Morocco’s Association de Lutte Contre le Sida and Iran’s Mashhad Positive Club (Hamyaran Mosbat). 10 June 2008Twenty-five local organizations from around the world have received the Red Ribbon Award 2008, a United Nations laurel given every two years to celebrate outstanding community leadership and action in the fight against HIV/AIDS. read more

International Womens Day brings together two coop accounting alumni

Brock alumni Deborah Rosati and Omosalewa (Shalewa) Iaboni met at an International Women’s Day event.You can thank International Women’s Day for bringing alumna Deborah Rosati (BAdmin 84) and Omosalewa (Shalewa) Iaboni (BAcc 99) together.The two women, who both graduated from the co-op accounting program and are both CPAs, had never met.Iaboni, who graduated from the accounting program 15 years after Rosati had finished at Brock, pursued a career in public accounting at Crowe Soberman LLP. She now works as a partner in audit and advisory at the Toronto-based firm.Rosati’s world was in the private sector, and after selling the company she founded in 1999, she has gone on to sit on numerous boards and was named as one of the 100 most powerful women in business in Canada.But at the annual Celebration of Women as Business Leaders gala, hosted by the Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs on March 5, their paths finally crossed. Rosati was a speaker at the event when Iaboni realized that the speaker on stage was a fellow alumna. The two connected after the event, making this International Women’s Day celebration a particularly memorable one for both. read more

Welcome boost for doubledeck bus registrations in June

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Overall bus and coach volumes down 26.7% in the month and 21.4% for the rolling year to June.Coach volumes down 17.7% in June and down 2.5% for the rolling year to June.All big bus (>8.5T gvw) registrations rose 40% in June, but stayed firmly down, by 21% for the rolling year to June.“Demand for heavy buses and coaches received a welcome boost as buyers invested in the latest fuel efficient technologies across heavy bus and coach, double-deck and minibus sectors,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Despite this exceptional rise in registrations, underlying confidence remains weak with registration volumes typically 20% to 25% down of recent average volumes.”Big buses and coaches – rolling year registrations December 2006 to June 2011Click through to download the full June 2011 bus and coach registrations news release and data tables, which includes a more detailed analysis of the figures. read more

Dean sought for Faculty of Education

Brock University is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Dean, Faculty of Education to commence on July 1, 2017. The Dean’s Office provides academic and administrative oversight of the Faculty of Education, which is known for fostering scholarly excellence, diversity and innovation in action. The Faculty of Education is committed to collaborative leadership and planning with responsive and innovative programs in an empowering environment. Brock University is seeking a Dean who will represent, support and further the vision of this Faculty, through his/her academic accomplishments and leadership ability.Reporting to the Provost and Vice President, Academic, the Dean, Faculty of Education, will work with the Brock University community to enrich student experiences and build upon programming that offers advanced learning, research and scholarship opportunities.Strong collaboration and communication skills, combined with the ability to lead change and focus on the Faculty’s vision, will be key to the success of this role.The successful candidate shall be at the rank of, or be eligible for appointment to, Full Professor, and have:• A proven record of excellence in administration, teaching and service leadership, and faculty engagement• Scholarship in the field of education coupled with a proven record of impactful teaching, research excellence, graduate student supervision and faculty mentorship• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to foster and maintain positive relationships with faculty, staff and students• The ability to motivate and engage others, while sharing in the excitement about the status and progress of education in Canada and beyond• Previous leadership experience on relevant provincial/national committees• Proven experience in fostering and maintaining community engagement• A strong strategic and creative approach to leverage opportunities, identify and address challenges• Ability to lead impactful change, both operationally and strategicallyThe appointment, for an initial five-year term, will commence on July 1, 2017. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately, with a deadline for applications on October 26, 2016.All expressions of interest, applications and nominations, will be held in strict confidence and should be directed to Provost and Vice- President, Academic at Provost@brocku.ca.Click here to view the posting. read more

Target to get Applebranded areas in 25 stores

first_imgWith its recent struggles to recover from the hits it took during the American recession, Target is looking for way to lure more consumers into some of its larger retail stores. According to a “source familiar with Apple’s plans”, the retail giant has struck a deal with Cupertino to launch 25 Apple store-within-a-store outlets. The deal is seen as a win-win for both companies as Apple can use the locations to expand into areas where the local economies are unable to support a stand-alone store. The advantage for Target is the additional consumers the uber-hip Apple outlets will bring through its doors. Before the recession hit, Target’s strategy was to get consumers to come through the door for necessities like milk and eggs, then entice them to larger purchases of clothing and home goods. Since the meltdown, customers have still been buying necessities, but not the premium goods that make up the majority of Target’s profit margin. The retailer is hoping that the same customers who have the resources to shell out $1,500 for an iMac will be willing to buy a $400 patio set as well.The move isn’t that big of a jump for Target, as it already sells iPhone and iPods as well as accessories for both. Tim Cook was one of the masterminds behind that original deal, so this can be seen as a progression of the relationship between the two companies. Of course, this isn’t the first time that Apple has forayed into pushing its wares in other retail outlets. Consumers are familiar with the Apple presence inside many Best Buy stores that are staffed by Apple consultants, and may remember the deals Cupertino use to have with Sears, Office Max, and Comp USA. Read more at Apple Insiderlast_img read more

Here Are the Biggest Announcements From Gamescom 2018

first_imgDICE came through with two Battlefield V trailers. The first focuses on the game’s campaign mode, while the second centers on the importance of squad building in multiplayer. Battlefield titles aren’t exactly known for their gripping narrative, but it seems DICE is really trying to create something memorable this time around. With that said, we know the real heart and soul of the game will lie in its multiplayer modes. It’ll be interesting to see how Battlefield does against the juggernaut that is Call of Duty this fall.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Gets New CharactersNintendo dropped a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate trailer that shows off new characters: Dark Samus, Ridley, Chrom, and Lucina. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will no doubt be the biggest game for Switch this fall. It has nearly every character ever featured in the popular party brawler franchise. There isn’t really much more to say about this title. If you’re a Nintendo Switch owner you’ve probably already got this game pre-ordered. This latest trailer is no doubt just icing on the cake.Saints Row 3 Comes to Nintendo SwitchWe’re happy to announce that @SaintsRow: The Third is coming to #NintendoSwitch! More info to be revealed in due course #gamescom pic.twitter.com/rvGyqEmANi— Deep Silver UK (@DeepSilverUK) August 21, 2018While on the topic of Nintendo Switch, let’s talk about the system getting Saints Row 3. This is easily the best game in the franchise so it makes sense Deep Silver is bringing it to Switch instead of Saints Row 4. The biggest advantage this port has over previous iterations is the fact people can take it on the road. Well, that’s pretty much the biggest appeal of Switch, but my point still stands. This is also another game that proves Nintendo isn’t just a kid’s company.Jump Force New Characters RevealedIf you’re a fan of anime then I know you’re hyped as hell for Jump Force. At Gamescom, a new trailer revealed six new characters being added to the roster. These include Gon and Hisoka from Hunter x Hunter, Sanji, Sabo, and Blackbeard from One Piece, and Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z. We didn’t get an update on when the game is being released. All we know is that it is sometime in 2019. Seeing as how Jump Force brings together so many beloved anime characters, I’m sure the wait will be more than worth it. If they ever get Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star into the roster I’ll absolutely lose my mind.Shadow of the Tomb Raider Nvidia TrailerNvidia announced its fancy new GTX 2080 Ti graphics card. One of the games used to demonstrate what the card can do was Square-Enix’s Shadow of the Tomb Raider. If you’ve read my hands-on preview then you know it’s going to be another great entry in the franchise. Those who play it on PC will certainly get their money’s worth since the game looks absolutely gorgeous on high-end machines. With that said, console owners will still get a beautiful looking title. As someone who has been a fan of Tomb Raider since 1995, I’m super excited to play this upcoming entry. It’s going to be something special.Gamescom has had some pretty amazing trailers revealed. We can’t recommend the Plantronics’ RIG 300 and RIG 400 Pro Gaming Headsets that debuted there enough. Team Geek is also huge fans of Devil May Cry, especially now that you can play on PC.  And there’s plenty of PS4 news for you to follow. Let us know what like about Geek by taking our survey. These New Cyberpunk 2077 Concept Art Images Are Absolutely StunningDevil May Cry 5 Gets a Release Date and a Wild Gamescom Trailer Summer is a relatively dry time (pun intended) when it comes to major video game announcements. Thankfully, we always have the annual Gamescom convention to quench our thirst for big gaming news. This year’s reveals were particularly exciting as many of the industry’s largest publishers and developers delivered new trailers and updates for some of their upcoming titles. Whether you’re a fan of Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft, there was something for everyone to get hyped about. It’s safe to say this was a very good year for Gamescom.Given the sheer number of reveals at Gamescom, it’s understandably difficult to sift through it all. That’s why we at Geek HQ compiled a list of the biggest game trailers and announcements from Germany’s gaming convention. You can check them out right down below.Devil May Cry 5 Trailer and Release DateFirst announced during this year’s E3, Devil May Cry 5 takes the series back to its roots with the return of Nero and Dante. At Gamescom, Capcom showed a new gameplay trailer filled with the over-the-top action the series is known for. You know this title isn’t messing around now that Dante can split his motorcycle in half and use it as a weapon. Along with the trailer, we found out the game drops on March 8, 2019. Fans disappointed by DmC: Devil May Cry will no doubt have this date saved on every calendar they own. Devil May Cry 5 looks like a hell of a good time indeed.Cyberpunk 2077 Concept Art and ScreenshotsCD Projekt Red is becoming like Rockstar Games with the way it teases people. The company actually showed Cyberpunk 2077 behind-closed-doors at this year’s E3. Unfortunately, fans did not get to see the footage for themselves. Like E3, Gamescom didn’t have any footage to show publicly. However, we did get a new set of screenshots and concept art to ogle at. We have absolutely no idea when we’ll actually see footage of Cyberpunk 2077, let alone find out the release date. We’ll just have to sit tight and wait for CD Projekt Red to bless us with something we can truly salivate over.Overwatch D.Va Trailer and New mapOverwatch fans got treated to another character trailer. This time, it’s for the ever-popular D.Va. The trailer (which technically made its debut at the Korea Fanfest), details the character’s time as a hero for a Meka team. Like other Overwatch character trailers, the latest video is awesome to watch, even if you’re like me and don’t know the first thing about Overwatch. Blizzard also revealed a new map set in South Korea. Pretty neat stuff overall!Shenmue III Release Date and TrailerIf you were hoping to play Shenmue III this year then you’re in for a bit of a disappointment. It was revealed that the long-awaited title will release on April 27, 2019. While that date isn’t exactly close, it is at least a proper date and not a release window. Or at least, we hope so. Along with the release date, we got treated to a brand-spanking new trailer. Those faces still look a bit suspect to me, but it’s clear the game has seen improvements since its first trailer dropped. Because we’re still a long way from April 27, it’s possible the game will see more improvements.Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice GameplayIf you’re a fan of the old Tenchu games then you’re no doubt excited to play FromSoftware’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Considering this is a FromSoftware title, we can assume Sekiro is going to be brutally difficult. Unlike other Souls-esque games on the market, I think we can trust Sekiro will at least be fair. FromSoftware said the title will have a deeper focus on character progression and story, which is something I personally appreciate. Expect Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice to release on March 22, 2019.Battlefield V Trailerscenter_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Judge blocks Trumps asylum policy but delays enforcement

first_img Posted: April 9, 2019 A U.S. judge decided Monday to block the Trump administration’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico as they wait for an immigration court to hear their cases, but the ruling is on hold for several days.Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco granted a request on behalf of 11 asylum seekers from Central America and legal advocacy groups to halt the practice while their lawsuit moves forward, but he held off on enforcing his decision until Friday to give the government a chance to ask an appeals court for a review.The policy lacks sufficient protections to ensure migrants don’t face “undue risk to their lives or freedom” in Mexico, the judge said. Seeborg also said a law that President Donald Trump’s administration cited as its authority to send back migrants does not apply to asylum seekers such as those who sued.It was not immediately clear whether the administration would ask an appeals court to put the ruling on hold. The U.S. Department of Justice declined to comment. Trump tweeted that the ruling was “unfair to the U.S.”The launch of the policy in January at the nation’s busiest border crossing — in San Diego — marked an unprecedented change to the U.S. asylum system, government officials and asylum experts said. Families seeking asylum typically have been released in the U.S. with notices to appear in court.The Trump administration says the policy responds to a crisis at the southern border that has overwhelmed the ability of immigration officials to detain migrants. Growing numbers of families are fleeing poverty and gang violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.The ruling came a day after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned and as the administration faces repeated court setbacks on strict anti-immigration measures that were a signature campaign promise for Trump, including losses on such policies as separating families at the border and ending protections for young immigrants.The lawsuit says the Trump administration is violating U.S. law by failing to adequately evaluate the dangers that migrants face in Mexico.Under the new policy, asylum seekers are not guaranteed interpreters or lawyers and don’t get to argue to a judge that they face the potential of persecution or torture if they are sent back to Mexico, Judy Rabinovitz, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, said at a March court hearing.Seeborg said in his ruling that “further procedural protections would be required to conform to the government’s acknowledged obligation to ensure aliens are not returned to unduly dangerous circumstances.”The ACLU and other groups also argue in the lawsuit that a law allowing the return of some immigrants to Mexico does not apply to asylum seekers who cross the border illegally or arrive at a border crossing without proper documents.Seeborg agreed, saying the “plain language” of the law supported that interpretation.“Try as it may, the Trump administration cannot simply ignore our laws in order to accomplish its goal of preventing people from seeking asylum in the United States,” Rabinovitz said in a statement after the ruling.The administration hopes that making asylum seekers wait in Mexico will discourage weak claims and help reduce an immigration court backlog of more than 800,000 cases.Justice Department attorney Scott Stewart said at the March hearing that there was a process to protect immigrants who could face harm in Mexico. All 11 plaintiffs in the lawsuit are represented by attorneys, and 10 already have appeared for court proceedings, he said.Border Patrol arrests, the most widely used gauge of illegal crossings, have risen sharply over the last year but are relatively low in historical terms after hitting a 46-year low in 2017.The launch of the policy followed months of delicate talks between the U.S. and Mexico. Mexicans and children traveling alone are exempt from it.___ AP, AP Judge blocks Trump’s asylum policy but delays enforcement April 9, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News Tags: Immigration FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

545 pm UPDATE State Highway 14 westbound from Camas just reopened

first_imgEmergency repairs near the East Camas Slough Bridge have been completed earlier than expected and state Highway 14 westbound from Camas has been reopened, an official said about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.In an earlier bulletin from the Washington Department of Transportation on Tuesday, officials said crews were repairing a “void” that developed under the north side of the highway Tuesday afternoon. They initially had thought repairs would take all night.WSDOT keeps people, businesses and the economy moving by operating and improving the state’s transportation systems. To learn more about what we’re doing, go to www.wsdot.wa.gov/news for pictures, videos, news and blogs. Real time traffic information is available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic or by dialing 5-1-1.last_img

Dad beats up good Samaritan trying to help lost daughter

first_imgHowever, FOX 13 reported the good Samaritan temporarily left the area in order to ensure the safety of his family.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. LAKELAND, Fla. (WSVN) — Police are setting the record straight after a man was attacked for trying to help a lost girl find her parents.According to Lakeland Police, the incident took place Saturday, when Austin Strickland was attending a softball game with his 2-year-old daughter. It wasn’t until Strickland made it to the dugout that he noticed his daughter had wandered away.Strickland’s daughter was found by a good Samaritan who attempted to find the girl’s parents, Fox 13 reports. While doing so, Strickland saw the man and assumed his intentions were malicious.“I thought he was trying to take my daughter,” Strickland told WFLA over the phone.Strickland then went up to the good Samaritan and began punching him repeatedly.“I saw this man with my daughter in his hands walking toward the parking lot. What would you do?” Strickland told WFLA. “I wanted to kill him.”According to FOX 13, Strickland punched the man at least a half-dozen times. After the incident, images of the good Samaritan, along with his personal information, place of work, and photos of his own children started to spread across the internet. The posts were accompanied with warnings to watch out for him, saying he may pose a threat to children.Lakeland Police took to Facebook to clear up the matter, and said their investigation showed that the good Samaritan was simply trying to find the girl’s parents.“He saw that the child was in danger. She was wandering off and he did the right thing by going to her, getting her attention, trying to find the parents,” stated LPD Sgt. Gary Gross. “We had an independent eyewitness that saw him walking around, asking, ‘Is this your parents? Is that your father?’”Police also said the Samaritan had no criminal history and was simply trying to do the right thing. They warned the public about making accusations online.“Posting false information on Facebook could cause a defamation of character claim and those posting false information could be held liable,” they warned. “Be careful about what you post on social media so as to not victimize an innocent person.”However, Strickland doesn’t buy the man’s version of what happened. “No. Hell, no, I don’t. Not at all,” he told WFLA.Despite the attack, police said the good Samaritan will not be pressing charges against the father because, as a father himself, he says he understands the feelings of trepidation the other man may have been experiencing. last_img read more

Are Ad Page Figures Inflated

first_imgTime Inc. and Martha Stewart Living are mentioned in the MDN report, too, but this epidemic is widespread. We’ve pointed out numerous times, the Publishers Information Bureau’s revenue figures, given the steep discounts magazines often give advertisers, are bogus.Just how bogus? Roughly 40 to 75 percent, according to this report on the Media Daily News Web site. As Bob Sacks, consultant and noted futurist, notes, “That is a lot of smoke and mirrors for an industry with limited accountability.” (FOLIO: stopped paying attention to PIB’s rate card-reported revenue years ago, focusing, instead, on ad page counts.)One of the biggest discounters appears to be Meredith: “The company reported publishing ad revenues of $308 million in the first half of 2008, compared to PIB rate card revenues of $1.16 billion. This suggests that its 25 consumer magazines are collectively offering discounts of almost 75% off the official rates.”last_img read more

PaturiaDaulatdia ShimuliaKanthalbari ferry services resumed

first_imgFerry services on Paturia-Daulatdia and Shimulia-Kanthalbari routes in the Padma River resumed after a five hours of disruption caused by dense fog on Thursday morning.Salauddin, an assistant general manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Aricha, said the ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia were disrupted since 6:00am due to poor visibility caused by thick fog.During the time, four ferries remained stranded in the mid-river, he said.Over five hundred vehicles were waiting at the both ghats for crossing, he added.Ferry services resumed around 10:50am as the fog removed.Also, ferry services on Shimulia-Kanthalbari route in the Padma River resumed after a five-hour disruption caused by dense fog in the morning.The ferry services were disrupted between  5:00am and10:00am due to poor visibility caused by thick fog, said Shah Newaz Khalid, assistant general manager of BIWTC.last_img read more

May faces ministerial resignations threat over Brexit

first_imgTheresa MayPrime minister Theresa May faced the threat Tuesday of more ministerial resignations over her refusal to rule out the possibility of Britain crashing out of the European Union without a deal on 29 March.Three junior ministers penned a letter in the Daily Mail urging May to delay Brexit if she fails to win concessions from Brussels over the withdrawal terms.The warning comes after three more senior ministers published a similar letter over the weekend.”We implore the government to take that step this week,” the ministers said in Tuesday’s letter.”All of us were agreed that we couldn’t be part of a government that allowed the country to leave the EU without a deal,” one of the three, culture and media minister Margot James, told BBC radio.”As D-day approaches, I think we felt honour-bound to actually do something to help prevent such catastrophe.”The letter was also signed by business minister Richard Harrington and energy minister Claire Perry.”We must act immediately to ensure that we are not swept over the precipice on 29 March,” they wrote.”The way to do that is to seek a short extension to Article 50 to allow the negotiations to be completed, the legislation to pass and for the panic that businesses face to subside.”The Daily Mail said 23 Conservative “dissidents” secretly met on Monday to plot strategy.’Free debate’It said that as many as 15 ministers were “said to be ready to resign”.May’s effective number two David Lidington told BBC radio that the British leader would hold a “free debate” with her cabinet members before addressing parliament on Tuesday afternoon.But he refused to confirm multiple British newspaper reports saying May would propose a short Brexit date extension if her EU divorce deal fails to win parliamentary backing by 12 March.May has repeatedly pushed back another vote on her EU divorce deal after her first attempt to get it through parliament suffered a record defeat on 15 January.”I am not going to predict what the PM will say later today,” Lidington said.The rebel ministers are all backing a proposed parliamentary amendment that would force May to set a new Brexit date if she fails to get better terms on the disputed issue of the Irish border.”The colleagues you talk about are good colleagues, effective ministers, and I think it’s important that the Tory party remains a broad church,” Lidington said when asked if the ministers who backed the delay amendment could be dismissed.last_img read more

Historian Finds Never Before Seen Footage of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

first_imgA little over a week ago, we celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of a truly landmark historical event, the Apollo 11 moon landing. To commemorate the event NASA and other organizations planned a wide range of special events, from meet and greets to exhibitions. According to AirSpaceMag, space historian Robert Godwin was making his own preparations. As he was going through old footage NASA had sent him years previously, he found something he didn’t expect.  While he was scanning a copy of the internegative from the original 16 mm film from 1969, he saw something brand new.Buzz Aldrin poses on the Moon, allowing Neil Armstrong to photograph both of them using the visor’s reflection.The previously seen footage that documented the moon landing was full of dark shadows which prevented viewers from seeing everything that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were doing around the lunar module once they were on the moon’s surface.  In the video that Godwin was examining, however, he could clearly ascertain the two astronauts’ movements in the shadows just before Armstrong took the iconic photo of Aldrin standing on the moon, giving viewers the opportunity to witness activity by the Apollo that had never been seen before.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsThe 1969 Apollo 11 mission was to safely land men on the moon and then return them to earth, and the mission was conducted by a three man team: Neil Armstrong, who was the mission’s commander, Michael Collins, who was the pilot for the command module, and Buzz Aldrin, who piloted the lunar module.  Two interlocked spacecraft were launched and set into a lunar orbit.Buzz Aldrin on the moonOnce orbit was established and Armstrong and Aldrin were ready, they entered the lunar module which descended and landed on the moon’s Sea of tranquility.  Armstrong exited the module, uttering the now-famous phrase, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”  Aldrin emerged soon after, and the two men spent two and a half hours on the lunar surface collecting samples before returning to the lunar module, and, eventually, to Earth.The Apollo 11 crew: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin.The moon landing was broadcast live as it occurred, much to the fascination of an estimated 530 million viewers from around the world, according to NBC, meaning its audience was 27 times as large as the audience who watched the Game of Thrones finale.  Because of the nature of the breakthrough and the profound global interest in the idea of putting men on the moon’s surface, the entire landing was carefully documented, both through film and through still photography.All of the film footage has been gone over more than once in the course of the last fifty years, and a great deal of it was used in the documentary film, Apollo 11, which was produced this year as yet another commemoration of the event.  It’s hard to believe that there was anything new that could have been discovered from it, and yet, Godwin did it. You can see the new footage here at the  54:13 mark in the YouTube clipThis was a wonderful discovery for Godwin, who in the course of his life has been a college professor, club owner, the founder of his own music label, and finally, a space historian who has made a number of television appearances and written several books on the subjects of space and space exploration. Some of his titles from in the Apogee Books Space series and discuss the mission reports of several space missions, including Apollo 11.  Not only did his discovery allow him to learn a bit more about a topic that is clearly of deepest interest to him, it also provided an opportunity for others to get more of a glimpse into the both the event itself, and space exploration in general.Related Article: NASA Got Sick of The Conspiracy Thing so Released Over 10,000 Photos From the Apollo Moon MissionIt’s always fascinating when we are given new insights into events which occurred long ago, whether the scale is large or small, as it not only broadens our understanding of history as a constantly-developing thing, but has the capacity to teach us new things about the world and about ourselves.last_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Cerner ProVision Workstation (CPW) helps the radiologist increase productivity, presenting pertinent information customized to radiologist’s preferences. With advanced viewing protocols, fully customizable toolbars and completely configurable shortcuts CPW is designed with the radiologist in mind. CPW is positioned for the changing image capture technologies utilizing volumetric viewports and the ability to redefine the thickness and spacing of even the largest CT series. This comprehensive solution is your key to enabling effective enterprise-wide image management, maximizing productivity and improving accuracy. With FDA approved Mammography functionality, CPW is positioned to be the only imaging workstation needed in even the busiest of imaging departments. A one-stop center for all clinical workflow needs, Cerner ProVision Workstation provides radiologists with the opportunity to review studies from all modalities on one workstation. Users can automate image display and experience the power of computer aided detection (CAD) for mammography. CPW uses powerful, user-defined viewing protocols and advanced post-processing tools, such as multi-planar reconstruction (MPR) that can be built right into the viewing protocols to display automatically without intervention of the radiologist. Users are able to view images as soon as the system receives them instead of waiting for the entire image set to be stored to the workstation hard disk and then transmitted to display. Procedure based licensing allows for unlimited usage of CPW across the enterprise. Fully web deployable architecture means that upgrades are auto-detected and installed with no down time and no need to “touch” every workstation. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | September 22, 2009 Cerner ProVision Workstation Helps Boost Productivity News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Related Content News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… 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

Romney praises Polish spirit creativity in Warsaw

first_imgBut Solidarity, the organization Walesa helped found more than two decades ago, characterized Romney as being hostile to unions and against labor rights. It emphasized that it had no role in organizing the visit and expressed support for American labor organizations.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Controversy accompanied the former Massachusetts governor in Poland as in previous stops in Britain and Israel, and comments he made earlier in the trip drew criticism from China.Xinhua News Agency said Romney’s “hawkish remarks” made in Jerusalem could worsen an already tense Mideast situation, or even re-ignite a war between Palestinians and Israelis.Earlier this week, he declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel, even though U.S. policy holds that the city’s designation is a matter for negotiations between the Jewish state and the Palestinians. He also sparked a charge of racism from Palestinians when he told donors that the strength of Israel’s economy was due in part to the country’s culture.At his first stop, in London, he drew criticism from British political leaders when he appeared to question whether the nation was fully prepared for the Olympic Games, now underway.The Republican presidential contender has been highly critical of China throughout his campaign, promising to challenge Beijing’s growing influence in East Asia and get tougher with the communist government on its human rights record.There was some tension between reporters and Romney aides as the campaign looked to Poland as a final opportunity to project the image of a leader ready to stand on the world’s stage. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates “On behalf of our countrymen, I express deep appreciation for your willingness to fight with us, to stand with us, and to be our friends in times of crisis and military conflict,” Romney said.“Poland has excellent ties with the United States, regardless of which American party is in power,” Sikorski said. “We remember Ronald Reagan’s warm feelings for Poland’s Solidarity and also the fact that we joined (NATO) during Bill Clinton’s term.”Romney also stopped to view a memorial to Pope John Paul II, who was born in Poland. He then met with President Bronislaw Komorowski.The candidate ignored shouted questions from reporters about his comments on Israel and the Palestinians. Asked why Romney has taken just three questions from American reporters during the trip, traveling press secretary Rick Gorka said, “Shove it.” He later called some journalists to apologize.Romney’s visit, campaign officials said, was at the invitation of Lech Walesa, the Polish labor leader who co-founded the Solidarity movement and served as the country’s president during the country’s transition out of communism.Walesa effectively endorsed Romney when they met Monday. The difference between men and women when it comes to pain More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements “The world should pay close attention to the transformation of Poland’s economy,” Romney said. “A march toward economic liberty and smaller government has meant a march toward higher living standards, a strong military that defends liberty at home and abroad, and an important and growing role on the international stage.”While holding up Poland as an economic example, Romney did not mention that the nation’s unemployment is measured at 12.4 percent. Unemployment in the United States is 8.2 percent.Romney did not mention Obama by name during his speech, but he frequently accuses the president of failing to understand the importance of the private economy and favoring government solutions to the nation’s problems.Romney resumes his campaign at home with appearances Thursday in Colorado.His aides told reporters that despite any mistakes, the trip had been a success.Already, they were eager to turn the campaign focus back to the race against Obama.The campaign issued a statement from its headquarters in Boston noting that the announcement of Romney’s selection of a vice presidential running mate is getting closer. It unveiled an app for smartphones that it said would “serve as the campaign’s first official distribution channel” for the news. Associated PressWARSAW, Poland (AP) – Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney said Tuesday that Poland’s economy is a model of small government and free enterprise that other nations should emulate, an unspoken criticism of President Barack Obama’s policies in the wake of the worst recession in decades.Wrapping up an overseas trip, the former Massachusetts governor said that “rather than heeding the false promise” of a government-dominated economy, Poland sought to stimulate innovation, attract investment, expand trade and live within its means” after the Communist era. Comments   Share   Shortly before ending his stumble-marred trip, Romney sought to minimize any damage from comments in Israel that sparked strong criticism from Palestinian leaders, saying his words had been mischaracterized.In an interview with Fox News, he said he “did not speak about the Palestinian culture or the decisions made in their economy” when he told Jewish campaign donors that their own culture is part of the reason the Jewish state is more economically successful than areas where Palestinians live.Romney also laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw before flying home to the United States, and paid tribute to the hundreds of thousands of Poles who died in a World War II ghetto uprising against the Nazis. Both are traditional gestures for dignitaries visiting Poland.His speech seemed an attempt to link his overseas trip to the campaign at home.He said that in his talks on Monday, one unnamed Polish leader “shared with me an economic truth that has been lost on much of the world. `It is simple. You don’t borrow what you cannot pay back,’” said Romney, who frequently criticizes Obama at home for the growth of the U.S. debt in the past four years. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths The two-day trip to Poland was aimed in part at building support among Polish-American and Catholic voters in the United States.Poles generally have been skeptical of Obama’s “reset” with Russia, and Romney has cited Polish concerns in his criticism of Obama. Some in Poland and the neighboring Czech Republic were upset by the Obama administration’s decision to revise the Bush-era missile defense plan for Europe, which included sites in both countries.In his speech, Romney said of Poland: “At every turn in our history, through wars and crises, through every change in the geopolitical map, we have met as friends and allies. That was true in America’s Revolutionary War. It was true in the dark days of World War II. And it has been true in Iraq and Afghanistan.”Romney delivered his remarks in a deeply Roman Catholic country that for years has favored Republicans over Democrats. This is partly a legacy of President Ronald Reagan, whose efforts helped bring down communism across Eastern Europe, for which Poles remain grateful.Poland has been a stalwart U.S. ally and significant contributor to military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.Romney met earlier in the day with Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski. They discussed the longstanding ties between the two nations as well as the conflict in Afghanistan. 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Sponsored Stories Top Stories last_img

Russia raises questions on nonnuclear US weapons

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The difference between men and women when it comes to pain ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) – Russia’s foreign minister said Friday that conventional weapons must be taken into account when Washington and Moscow meet to discuss President Barack Obama’s proposal to make radical reductions in their nuclear arsenals.Obama said Wednesday in a speech in Berlin that he wants U.S. and Russian nuclear stockpiles reduced by one-third, more than required by a treaty that took effect two years ago. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility But Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told The Associated Press and Bloomberg news agencies Friday that talks on further nuclear reductions should also factor in new types of American weapons, such as so-called “prompt global strike” weapons that would let the U.S. strike targets anywhere in the world in as little as an hour.Lavrov didn’t specify how Russia wants to limit such weapons, but noted that they have a capability comparable to nuclear weapons.“Imagine a weapon which is delivered to any part of the Earth in one hour, that’s the goal,” he said. “It doesn’t have an inhumane effect of a nuclear weapon, but militarily it’s much more efficient. We have to take this into account before we decide on any further reductions.”Lavrov’s comments reflected Moscow’s reluctance to conduct further nuclear arms cuts at a time when it is lagging far behind the United States in designing new weapons, and its conventional forces are a shadow of the Red Army’s former might. All that has prompted Moscow to rely increasingly on its nuclear deterrent, and it has invested a large share of its petrodollars into modernizing its nuclear missiles and atomic submarines. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The minister said U.S. missile defense plans have remained a top concern for Moscow, and the U.S. refusal to conclude a treaty that would bar space-based weapons has worried Moscow. He added that NATO’s edge in conventional forces also should be taken into account.“And besides, if we speak about further reductions, provided we agree on all these things comprehensively, then the reductions would already be meant at a level which would be very commensurate with the level of the nuclear weapons of other states, not just the Russian Federation and the United States,” he added. “It has all to be taken into account.”He said that U.S. and Russian experts will meet to discuss those issues in detail.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona 4 must play golf courses in Arizonalast_img read more

Alila Ubud has expanded its rainforest abodes with

first_imgAlila Ubud has expanded its rainforest abodes with the launch of six new Terrace Tree Villas – five one-bedroom units and one two-bedroom unit with private pool – all perched on a steep forested hillside beside a beautiful temple, immersing guests in Ubud’s lush natural landscape.Increasing the resort’s current inventory of one-bedroom Terrace Tree Villas from four to nine, the new one-bedroom additions are spacious private retreats comprising 75 to 80 square metres of indoor space adjoined by 43 square metres of an outdoor garden and courtyard.The two-bedroom Terrace Tree Villa spans a lavish 190 square metres, including a large outdoor terrace for relaxing, dining and soaking up the jungle views, and a 40-square-metre private pool where guests can swim above the treetops.Each villa is designed as an intimate haven with its own private entry court and water garden. Maximising natural light, generous space and views, the foyer connects an indoor/outdoor bathroom with a high-ceilinged bedroom, opening directly onto a terrace that sits high over the Ubud jungle.The villas are designed by Indonesian architects NXST, who have drawn inspiration from the temple forms and details that are evident throughout everyday life in Ubud. The villa interiors are classic Alila, accented with handwoven textiles from nearby Sideman Village, and with spaces defined by the interplay of light and shade.Luxury pervades every thoughtful detail – from the 300-thread-count Ploh bed linen to the deluxe bathroom equipped with an indoor bathtub, outdoor rain shower and jet shower. Separate his-and-hers vanities are furnished with a complete range of award-winning Alila Living amenities made from locally sourced organic ingredients: lemongrass and black pepper for him; mandarin, lemongrass and rose geranium for her.There’s even more to uncover in the special bathtub box, the ultimate pampering kit, from bubble bath to face masks and handcrafted beeswax candles, all in the Alila signature secret scent. For guests venturing outdoors, they will be protected and covered with sunblock, after-sun cooling gel, mosquito repellent and face spritzer. And for want of anything else, a personal Villa Host is just a call away, ready to attend to every whim.last_img read more

Construction worker injured in fall

first_imgA 52-year-old worker was rushed to the Paphos general hospital on Wednesday morning with head and spine injuries sustained after falling from scaffolding while doing construction work on a building in Chlorakas.The man is currently in the hospital’s ICU. His condition is reportedly not critical.According to police, the man fell off around two-metre-high scaffolding at around 11.30am while doing construction work on a public nursing home in Chlorakas.Officials of the labour inspection office went to the scene to examine the conditions under which the accident occurred.     You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoE Commerce Platform I Search AdsSelling Online Has Never Been Easier. Search The Best E Commerce PlatformE Commerce Platform I Search AdsUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more