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Oct
15

TORONTOS FASHION WAR

first_imgAdvertisement The image of runway as battlefield is stoked by cultural touchstones, from the quick-cut memories of FashionTelevision through the model walk-offs of Zoolander. In Toronto, the runways of this city have been embattled since U.S. conglomerate IMG pulled out of the fashion show game here in the summer of 2016.Last season, a confusing blitz of four separate events over six weeks vied for eyeballs and ticket sales.The next round of shows this fall (nominally for Spring-Summer 2018, but interspersed with “see-now buy-now” capsule collections) boasts a shiny, new player. Peter Freed, of Freed Developments, who reimagined the King West neighbourhood as a starchitect, high-design condo lifestyle, bought the rights from IMG to the trademark name and assumed the official status of Toronto Fashion Week. Login/Register With: As things shake down, the season ahead now looks like this: the new TFW will be held in Yorkville from Sept. 5 to 7, with grand tenting transforming the streets of Toronto’s golden shopping mecca into runways. The timing is to just precede TIFF , as well as the circuit of international fashion shows starting in New York and continuing through London, Milan and in Paris.READ MORE Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Sep
25

Eurostar bomb scare as passenger brings WW2 relic to Gare du Nord

first_img#Eurostar bomb disposal are on site… pic.twitter.com/6Lp9ScRToQ— Joe Rickelton (@JoeRickelton) December 19, 2016 A Eurostar passenger reportedly sparked a bomb scare at a French station after trying to board the train with a “military relic”.The cross-border operator said Gare du Nord station in Paris was evacuated after a “suspect package” was discovered on Saturday afternoon. Witnesses reported scenes of confusion at the transport hub, with several saying on social media that they heard a controlled explosion.One person wrote on Twitter: “No information on what’s going on at gare du Nord!?! Massive queues, delays , explosion… Any update for your passengers?”Eurostar replied to another person online, writing: “Somebody tried to take through a military relic so it’s just being checked and check in should be open very shortly.”The high-speed service provider reassured passengers that services had not been cancelled but “interrupted until further notice”.One tweet read: “Check-in was interrupted due to the presence of a suspect package which caused the evacuation. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.”center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Sep
21

Canonical teams up with Chinese agencies on Ubuntu Kylin

first_imgCanonical has announced that it’s going to be teaming up with the Chinese government to develop a National operating system based on Ubuntu. It will be called Ubuntu Kylin, named after the chimera-esque mythical qilin of Chinese lore.Like China’s last Kylin OS (pictured above and based on Free BSD), the Ubuntu version will be developed with the help of the National University of Defense Technology and The China Software and Integrated Chip Promotions Centre. The previous version had been tweaked for security and given the stamp of approval for use by the People’s Liberation Army, but the goal this time around appears to be a bit more civilian.Canonical has pledged to integrate with popular Chinese services like Baidu and Taobao. WPS Office — known outside China as Kingsoft Office or KSOffice — may eventually land in Ubuntu Kylin as the default productivity suite. Ultimately, the Canonical-led co-op aims to produce “a flexible, open, widely-used and standardized operating system.”China is a huge market, and this is an incredible opportunity for Canonical to make some serious gains in the desktop space. And as much as Microsoft might be annoyed that a competitor is getting its foot in the door, it probably won’t hurt that much. Ubuntu Kylin may wind up replacing a lot of those unlicensed copies of Windows in China, and it’s not like Microsoft saw any profit from them in the first place.The first version of Ubuntu Kylin is expected to arrive in April. That’s approaching quickly, but Ubuntu 13.04 already supports plenty of regional features for Chinese users. Chinese calendars and input methods are ready to go out of the box, and Unity Dash can already search China’s most popular music download services.last_img read more

Sep
20

En 2011 les hacktivistes ont volé plus de données que les cybercriminels

first_imgEn 2011, les hacktivistes ont volé plus de données que les cybercriminelsLes hacktivistes se sont montrés plus virulents que les cybercriminels en 2011 en matière de vol de données. Près de 60% des vols sur Internet ont en effet été perpétrés par des pirates informatiques l’année dernière, révèle un rapport publié par l’opérateur Verizon.Les hacktivistes, tels que les Anonymous ou les membres du groupe LulzSec, sont de plus en plus actifs. En 2011, ils ont été à l’origine de 58% des vols de données sur Internet, affirme l’opérateur Verizon dans un rapport annuel basé sur des données recueillies auprès des autorités américaines, néerlandaises, australiennes, irlandaises ou encore britanniques. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Une tendance qui “contraste fortement avec celles des dernières années, où la majorité des attaques étaient le fait de cybercriminels motivés principalement par les gains financiers”, souligne cette étude. Les hacktivistes, contraction des mots hacker et activiste, se différencient des simples escrocs par les idéologies au nom desquels ils affirment agir. Les Anonymous, particulièrement virulents l’année dernière, sont avec le groupe LulzSec les plus célèbres pirates animés par des convictions idéologiques ou politiques. Ils s’attaquent aussi bien aux multinationales qu’aux gouvernements et services policiers, et ont réussi à “narguer des entreprises dans le monde entier” note Verizon. “Beaucoup, inquiétés de la nature mystérieuse du mouvement et de son inclination à jeter ses victimes dans l’embarras, ont trouvé que ce type de menace était encore plus effrayante” que les attaques criminelles auxquelles elle étaient habituées, ajoute l’opérateur.Le 25 mars 2012 à 15:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Sep
20

Remembering Len Weins Work and Impact

first_imgIt is with great sadness and a heavy heart that comics community mourns the loss of Len Wein, who passed away on September 10, 2017. While he’s not a household name in comics in the way that Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, or Frank Miller are, he absolutely should be. Here are just a few reasons why.Over at Marvel Comics in 1974 Len created one of the single most celebrated characters in comics, Wolverine. With artists Herb Trimpe and John Romita Sr. during his celebrated run on The Incredible Hulk in issue #181. Early the following year, Len would use Wolverine in his massively successfully X-Men relaunch with Dave Cockrum in Giant-Sized X-Men #1. With Dave, Len created Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, and Thunderbird for this X-Men revival. With so many X-Men comics, spin-offs, TV shows, video games, action figures and blockbuster movies, it’s easy to forget that X-Men was originally cancelled without a proper ending over five years before Giant-Sized X-Men #1 due to low sales; being relegated to a reprint title for all those years in between. While Chris Claremont may be one of the best (if not THE best) to ever tackle the X-Men in comics, it was Len that gave him some of his favorite characters and a strong push at the starting line. To this day, Len’s comics The Incredible Hulk #181, Giant-Sized X-Men #1, and X-Men #94 are three of the most sought after Bronze Age comics by collectors.Next time you watch X-Men Days Of Future Past, remember to look for Len Wein’s cameo role #LenWein pic.twitter.com/rib6Q9jXjc— Cool Comic Art (@CoolComicArt) September 11, 2017Len’s DC work is also impressive. Back in 1971, Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson created Swamp Thing. This groundbreaking horror comic led to multiple TV series, movies, action figures, and more. Len came back to Swamp Thing as editor years later and was the first to edit Alan Moore’s celebrated run on the title. He also edited Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen which remains one of the most celebrated and enduring works of literature in the comics medium. Editors are often unsung heroes in comics, and Len’s work as an editor is no exception.The Batman we know today is also largely because of the work Len Wein put into the character. Where Neal Adams and Denny O’Neil shifted the character away from the campy comics of the mid-60’s, Len was a driving force, along with writers like Steve Englehart and artists like Jim Aparo and Marshall Rogers, that further pushed Batman to the Dark Knight we know him as today and helped pave the way to some of the most celebrated works with the character. He also created characters like Lucius Fox who played a pivotal role in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. Len’s involvement with Batman spans decades as he wrote multiple episodes of the fan favorite show, Batman: The Animated Series.Len Wein’s work in comics spans far wider than these examples. Saying the medium would not have been the same without him would be a gross understatement. He co-created so many characters, and his fingerprints are on so many of the biggest events that ever happened in comics.Len is survived by his wife, Christine Valada.last_img read more

Sep
19

Early preview for tonights 1226 WWE RAW from Chicago WWE returns to

first_img Twitter Videos Articles Google+ Now Playing Up Next WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Early preview for tonight’s 12/26 WWE RAW from ChicagoWWE RAW is live tonight from Chicago, Illinois. WWE.com has yet to officially advertise any matches for tonight’s show outside of hyping what is next for Braun Strowman, if Bayley will earn a shot at the WWE RAW Women’s Championship after defeating Charlotte for a third time and more storylines involving Chris Jericho, Neville, Big Cass, Enzo Amore and Rusev.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of RAW tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.WWE returns to Madison Square Garden tonightWWE will be holding a live event on Monday night in New York City, New York from Madison Square Garden. Advertised for the show is the return of John Cena, WWE Champion AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Wyatt Family and Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler, WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz and more.If you are attending tonight at Madison Square Garden we are seeking live reports!Send all live reports to: adammartin@wrestleview.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-DownVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list December 26, 2016 at 4:45 pm WrestleMania: SNL Weekend Updates Michael Che And Colin Jost Got Strowman Pinterest WWE 205 Live Results – 9/10/19 (Kushida debuts, 6-man tag team main event match) WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Now Playing Up Next WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Videos Articles Drew Mcintyre Now Playing Up Next John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Ronda Rousey WhatsApp Nikki Bella 1 COMMENT WWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off Flight Alexandru I know it’s a little early but i’m tired of Strowman….they are trying to make him the next Big Show… Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Comments are closed.last_img
Sep
19

Vancouver woman hurt in rollover on state Highway 14

first_imgA Vancouver woman was hurt and hospitalized following a single-car rollover crash on state Highway 14 onto Interstate 205 in Vancouver Sunday afternoon.According to the Washington State Patrol, Damen J. Kuhlman, 33, of Richland, was driving west on Highway 14 onto the ramp to northbound Interstate 205 shortly before 4 p.m.Troopers said he lost control in the curve and went off the right side of the road, causing the car to roll.The car, a BMW 3-series sedan, came to a stop on its wheels in the right shoulder.Kuhlman was unhurt, the state patrol said. A passenger, Lynnell R. Rush, 35, of Vancouver, was brought to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for her injuries. Her condition was unavailable.An 8-year-old girl riding with them was also taken to the hospital, trooper said, but was unhurt.The state patrol said excessive speed caused the crash, and the crash was referred to prosecutors for possible charges.Troopers said everyone in the car wore the proper restraints.****Update 8/14/2018: The prosecuting attorney’s office declined to level any charges in the crash.last_img read more

Sep
19

Weather Eye New year will get off to a dry beginning

first_img Happy New Year, everyone! December finally acted like the winter month it is with lows below freezing and highs in the low 40s around Clark County on Monday. Sorry about the early morning fog, which caused some frosty roadways, but it took awhile for the weak December sun to burn it off. The afternoon hours were mostly sunny and dry. More fog with freezing conditions was expected Monday night into this morning.December was a month with less rainfall than normal, with 4.91 inches here in Vancouver, just under 2 inches below average. For 2018 Vancouver had 26.60 inches of rain, 12.54 inches below average. January will start off on a dry note and last perhaps into Thursday, as it will take the next weak weather system a while to drag through our area. Rainfall will be light and the same with another system over the weekend.Still no real cold or snowy weather heading our way any time soon. This could be a winter without “winter” weather, but of course we still have two full months to go. The extended outlook for January is for warmer than average temperatures and of course the trend of drier than average precipitation. Still, I wouldn’t be surprised to get a quick shot of cold and snow in late January or early February.I appreciate all the local weather observers who send in their monthly rainfall amounts to share with our readers. Many have records going back decades. Weather watcher Tyler Mode of Battle Ground sent me this: “It was 23 years ago December 26 that my dad and I installed a weather station at their house in the Minnehaha neighborhood. Over 8,400 days of recording weather! A special thanks to my dad and my brother for always keeping things operational (when the rain gauge clogs), measuring snow, and generally observing the weather from Minnehaha.”Good job everyone, here is hoping for a great new year! Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.last_img read more

Sep
3

DUCSU committee members at Ganabhaban to meet PM

first_imgNurul Haque Nur and Golam RabbaniMembers of the newly-elected Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) went to meet prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganabhaban on Saturday afternoon, reports UNB.Vice-president-elect Nurul Haque Nur, general secretary-elect Golam Rabbani and assistant general secretary-elect Saddam Hossain, accompanied by others, reached the PM’s residence around 2:00pm.The meeting was scheduled to begin at 4:00pm.Prime minister Hasina invited them on Thursday.The 11 March DUCSU polls, the first in 28 years, were marred by allegations of irregularities. All panels, except that of Awami League student front Bangladesh Chhatra League, boycotted the election alleging vote fraud.Chhatra League’s panel dominated the polls but its VP candidate was defeated by quota reform movement leader Nur.The latest election also highlighted the poor state of BNP student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, which won all major posts in the 1990 DUCSU polls but failed to win even a single post this time.last_img read more

Sep
1

The Perseids is the most stunning meteor shower in the world

first_img 1/201/20Credit: Tucker Hammerstrom 1/201/20Credit: John Flannery 1/201/20Credit: Dominic Alves 1/201/20Credit: Dominic Alves 1/201/20Credit: Dominic Alves 1/201/20Credit: Adam Hinett 1/201/20Credi: Adam Hinett 1/201/20Credit: Ian Dick 1/201/20Credit: Steve Ryan 1/201/20Credit: mellamokat 1/201/20Credit: Monscter 1/201/20Credit: Rocky Raybell 1/201/20Credit: the very honest man 1/201/20Credit: Paul Williams 1/201/20Credit: Brian Tomlinson 1/201/20Credit: mLu.fotos 1/201/20Credit: Logan Brumm 1/201/20Credit: Mike Lewinski 1/201/20Credit: Mike Lewinski 1/201/20Credit: Paul VanDerWerf <> 2016 was considered an Perseids outburst, the first one since 2009. That means we saw many times more meteors than usual  because the Earth ran into three or more streams, not just the one from the comet Swift-Tuttle’s last pass-by. So one of the most stunning things to think of is that the meteors we are seeing this year can be from hundreds or even thousands of years ago and have potentially traveled billions of miles before ultimately ending up as the Earth’s greatest laser light show.Beautiful yet bleak. That’s not to say that many photographers don’t get amazing pictures every year! Lots of people camp out in rural areas to get the best shots, and composite multiple images to emphasize the streaks of light. Here are some of our favorites. <> 1/201/20Credit: NASA 1/201/20Credit: NASA 1/201/20Credit: NASA 1/201/20Credit: NASA 1/201/20Credit: NASA 1/201/20Credit: NASA 1/201/20Perseid meteor shower over West Virginia (via NASA/Bill Ingalls) 1/201/20Perseid meteor shower over West Virginia (via NASA/Bill Ingalls) 1/201/20Credit: NASA The Perseids are perhaps the most stunning meteor shower in the world. So-named because they seem to streak from the Perseus constellation, the shower  is actually a stream of debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle.If you miss it this year, don’t worry. Although the comet only comes through our solar system every 133 years, the Earth passes through its cloud of dust and debris every single year as it rotates around the sun. The shower is made up of hundreds of meteors traveling at 132,000 miles per hour. That’s a speed so great that even the tiniest speck of dust makes a stunning streak of light in the sky when it burns up in Earth’s atmosphere. There’s never any danger of them reaching the Earth, as they typically burn up dozens of miles above the ground. They can damage spacecraft, however.So every July through August when our planet runs through the trail you will be able to see shooting stars once again- but you still likely won’t get as good of a view as NASA does.last_img read more

Aug
31

New dynamic fare for appbased cabs from July 20

first_imgKolkata: The new “dynamic fare” for the app-based cabs is going to be effective from July 20.The dynamic fare will not exceed more than 45 percent of the charges for air-conditioned metered taxis approved by the government. The approved fare for an air-conditioned metered taxi is Rs 18.75 and the waiting or ride-time charges and service charges will get added.According to a press communiqué issued by the state Transport department on Friday, both the app-based cab aggregators have informed the department about the changes to be brought about in the pricing pattern following the meeting. State Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari held a meeting with authorities of the app-based cab aggregators on July 4 in this connection. It may be mentioned that the state Transport department had been receiving repeated complaints of high surge fare for app-based cab services for the past few months. As a result, the state Transport department had initiated finding a solution and held meetings with the operators. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt may be mentioned that both the companies shall also try to limit the total number of rides that would be charged with dynamic fares, which are more than the authoritative price for air-conditioned meter taxis, to within 25 percent of the total rides for a month. The aggregators also agreed to have a good number of rides with fares below the authoritative prices. At the same time, both the companies would be submitting monthly compliance reports with aggregated data to the Transport department that will evaluate the scenario within three months. The companies have also requested the state Transport department to take steps to issue new permits for commercial cars and bike-taxis in order to increase the availability of the vehicles. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPMeanwhile, the state Transport department has also taken steps to ensure that the commission system of payment for drivers and conductors of private buses are abolished and salaries are started. The step has been taken to bring down the rate of accidents caused due to racing between two or more buses. It would come into effect from August 1. The top brass of the state Transport department already held meetings with representatives of the bus owners’ associations. Sources said a committee has also been formed to prepare a time-table based on which the buses will be plying in a particular area.last_img read more

Aug
30

Greek Farmer Stumbles Upon Ancient Minoan Tomb Revealing Hidden Chamber

first_imgWhen you live in an area that’s been home to ancient civilizations, sometimes you stumble on remarkable pieces of long-forgotten history. That’s what happened to one Greek farmer living in Crete, not far from the town of Ierapetra, according to Smithsonianmag. The farmer was parking his truck under some olive trees on his property when the ground beneath him started to give way. After the farmer moved his vehicle to a safer location, he saw that a four-foot-wide hole had opened up in the ground. When he peered inside, he realised this was no ordinary hole.The hole in the ground led to a Minoan Bronze Age tomb. Photo by Greek Ministry of CultureThe farmer called in archaeologists from the local heritage ministry to investigate, and they began excavating what turned out to be an ancient Minoan tomb, carved into the soft limestone, which had been lying hidden for millennia.Two adult Minoan men had been placed in highly-embossed clay coffins called “larnakes” which were common in Bronze Age Minoan culture. These, in turn, were surrounded by funerary vases which suggest that the men were of high status.The ancient chamber tomb was entirely intact and undamaged by looters.The tomb was about 13 feet in length and eight feet deep, divided into three chambers that would have been accessed via a vertical tunnel that was sealed with clay after the tomb’s occupants were laid to rest. One larnax was found in the northernmost chamber, with a number of funerary vessels scattered around it.The chamber at the southern end of the tomb held the other larnax coffin, along with 14 amphorae and a bowl. The tomb was estimated to be about 3,400 years old, and was preserved in near-perfect condition, making it a valuable find.The skeletal remains were found inside two larnakes (singular: “larnax”) – a type of small closed coffin used in the Minoan and Greek Bronze Age. Photo by Greek Ministry of CultureKristina Killgrove, a bioarchaeologist, wrote for Forbes that the ornamentation on the artifacts found in the tomb suggest that its inhabitants were men of wealth. The fanciest tombs from the same period, however, had massive domed walls in a “beehive” style, which this tomb doesn’t, so they probably weren’t among the wealthiest.The find dates from the Late Minoan Period, sometimes called the Late Palace Period. In the earlier part of that era, Minoan civilization was very rich, with impressive ceramics and art, but by the later part of the period there is an apparent decline in wealth and prestige, according to Killgrove.It’s believed that the civilization was weakened by a combination of natural disasters, including a tsunami triggered by an earthquake, and the eruption of a nearby volcano. This made it easier for foreigners to come in and destroy the palaces.The ornate pottery vessels found inside the tomb were all in good condition. Photo by Greek Ministry of CultureLocals don’t anticipate the discovery of any more tombs of this type, but the area is known to be the home of a number of antiquities, and a great deal of them have been found by coincidence, as with this find.The Deputy Mayor of Local Communities, Agrarian and Tourism of Ierapetra pointed out that the tomb had never been found by thieves, and went on to say that it would probably have remained undiscovered forever, except for the broken irrigation pipe that was responsible for the softened and eroded soil in the farmer’s olive grove.Minoan fresco commonly known as the ‘Prince of the Lilies.’He went on to say how pleased they were with having the tomb to further enrich their understanding of their ancient culture and history, and that the tomb was proof for those historians who didn’t think that there had been Minoans in that part of Crete.Previously, it had been thought that the Minoans only settled in the lowlands and plains of the island, not in the mountains that surround Ierapetra, although there was an excavation in 2012 that uncovered a Minoan mansion in the same area.Read another story from us: Lost Ancient Greek City Founded by Trojan Survivors DiscoveredKillgrove will be analyzing the skeletons, to see what further information can be gleaned from them. She said, “As a bioarchaeologist, I routinely pore over the skeletons of ancient populations so that I can learn about their health, diet, and lifestyles.” It’s also hoped that analysis can contribute more information into the research on Minoan and Mycenaean origins.last_img read more

Aug
30

KD overwhelms Westbrook and OKC in first game since leaving for Warriors

first_img Advertisement KD’s night was not entirely hassle-free. Thunder Center Enes Kanter took some time during a free throw to trash talk Durant from the bench. Durant returned the smack talk in kind.Enes Kanter and Kevin Durant talk trash to each other during game pic.twitter.com/UZ1bWqqWBs— gifdsports (@gifdsports) November 4, 2016Westbrook didn’t do close to enough on the night for a Thunder team that needs him to do everything every night. He managed 20 points, but was only 4/15 from the floor, and was no match for the onslaught from Golden State’s stable of stars.Steph Curry added 21, and Klay Thompson scored 18, in complimentary roles in the anti-climactic win.The Westbrook and Durant beef may be an intriguing storyline off the court, but the first matchup between the the NBA’s Tupac and Biggie proved to be considerably less captivating. West side. Kevin Durant and his new Tupac tattoo went “Hit ‘Em Up” on his former team last night. The Warriors overwhelmed the Thunder, 122-96, in Kevin Durant’s highly anticipated first game against his former franchise since his offseason free agency exodus to Golden State.Although the contest was a rematch of the last year’s classic Western Conference Finals, the headline entering the game centered around the beef between long time running mates Durant and Westbrook, and how their simmering offseason tension, subtweets, and hard feelings from Durant’s departure would manifest on the court.Durant provided most of the on-court answers, with a 29 point first half, on his way to a game-high 39 points, including a devastating 7/11 from three.Kevin Durant’s 29 point first half for #DubNation pic.twitter.com/hJnUUvLbtf— NBA (@NBA) November 4, 2016last_img read more

Aug
27

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first_img Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Image by rawpixel from Pixabay  May 9, 2013 — Medical device executives from across the region are not sure the influx of new patients using their devices and the promised sales boost expected from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will offset the costs of the ACA’s medical device tax, according to a new survey analysis presented to more than 350 medical technology leaders at UMass-Boston at the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council’s (MassMEDIC) 17th annual conference.Only 8 percent of the respondents in the survey said they believe the jump in new patient sales will offset the device tax.Meanwhile, the study of 119 senior-level medical device executives also shows that there is a changing path to new device innovation — from one that was focused solely on doctors to one that is more focused on other key influencers. While executives cited in last year’s study stated their innovation effort in developing new products and devices is primarily focused on doctors, this year executives indicate that who they focus their innovation on will shift and that patients are nearly as important as doctors (61 percent will be extremely focused on doctors in future innovation and 57 percent will be extremely focused on patients in future innovation). Additionally, executives indicate that they will focus more on hospital administrators, payers and policy makers than they do currently when it comes to future innovation.The study, conducted by Kadence Intl., also shows that fewer companies are reducing their workforce, but there are indications that the ACA may be pushing R&D spending lower by using more offshore labor. The survey indicates that regulation of the ACA and how well a company manages the new regulatory landscape is a key part of future success — even equally as important as their ability to successfully innovate.“Another year has now passed as the medical device sector learns to live under the new healthcare reform rules and impacts,” said Tom Sommer, president of MassMEDIC. “Our device companies, which contribute thousands of jobs and millions in economic activity to our state, have been doing the best they can under challenging circumstances,” he added.The survey examined current medtech industry perspectives on the impact of policy changes contained in the ACA. Data for the study were collected through a 10-minute online questionnaire in March and April of 2014. The questionnaire was completed by 119 MassMEDIC members and industry colleagues, many of whom carry senior product manager, vice president of marketing and vice president of regulatory affairs titles.“The nature of innovation is changing in the medtech industry,” said Andrew Wilson, insight director at Kadence Intl. “The successful medical device OEMs of the future will think differently about how they innovate; they will focus as much on innovating their business model to meet the demands of health care reform as they will on the products they manufacture.”The conference agenda also included:Keynote speech from Stephen N. Oesterle, M.D., senior vice president for medicine and technology at Medtronic. Oesterle offered his expert perspective on the future of medical technology innovation in an address titled, “Massachusetts Medical Device Bonanza: Why Here, Why Now?”Remarks from Laura Mauri, chief scientific officer and principal investigator at the Harvard Clinical Research Institute about new policies and trends in medtech clinical trials.Remarks from Sreekanth Chaguturu, M.D., entitled, “The ACO Model — What is it? What it Means for Health Care Delivery.””Reducing Health Care Costs — Begin With the End in Mind,” a panel discussion featuring Joseph Ferrara of Boston Healthcare; Susan Rockwell of AptivSolutions; Brian Scrivens of MPR Associates; and Perry De Fazio of Covington Associates.For more information: www.massmedic.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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But they will not be easy. read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Related Content Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! 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Aug
17

Tour directors to ITMI You raise me up

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A With 80 per cent of its last class having been referred by past International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) graduates, one could conclude there’s a lot of love for ITMI. The fact that two of its graduates serenaded the group at its 25th Anniversary Symposium and Reunion probably sealed the deal.At ITMI’s welcome reception in the Grand Ballroom of the Doubletree by Hilton Sacramento, ITMI president Ted Bravos swayed with ITMI staff and graduates as You raise me up and Wind beneath my wings was sung by two talented and obliging tour directors.While others didn’t literally sing the praises of ITMI, both tour directors and tour operators commended the Symposium’s program, particularly the highly anticipated ‘Marketplace’ which allowed tour operators to interview ITMI certified tour directors.“Here, I can actually interview with more than one tour operator. That’s worth every dollar I spent to get here,” tour director John Martin told e-Travel Blackboard.In a lunchtime introduction to the attending tour operators, one tour operator congratulated the vision of Mr Bravos and the ITMI staff, saying: “Imagine what it would be like trying to staff tours without an organization like ITMI!”last_img read more

Aug
10

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first_imgTake a flight of the condor from the comfort of your desk, or the train, or wherever you’re looking at this. Take a grand tour of some of the most awesome places in South America, and maybe go there for real… someday.1. Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Paraguay/BrazilIf you’re heading for a fall, do it in style. Iguazu Falls is made up of 275 waterfalls to make up one of the biggest falls in the world, so big that they straddle the border between three countries. The biggest drop is a frightening 80 metres. 6. Salvador da Bahia, Brazil‘Brazil’s capital of happiness’ is so called because of its tendency to throw parties, no doubt fuelled by enormous amounts of rum (just to be cliché), The highlight of the social calendar is the city’s carnival, officially the biggest party on the planet, when four million people get merry for a week, then swear never to drink rum again.More: 10 of the world’s craziest carnivals 3. Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, ChileDoesn’t this picture make you think of Flight of the Condor? What a theme tune. Anyway, one place to experience the Andes in all their spectacular glory is Torres del Paine National Park – a sublime region of glacier-clad massifs, snow-splodged mountains, towering pinnacles, pristine ice-blue lakes, sparkling clear rivers, and lama-like guanaco.. More:Have you been to South America? Where is the most amazing place you went? Or if you haven’t, where would you most like to go? Let us know below.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 4. Huacachina, PeruHuachina wasn’t there until the 1930s, when some Peruvians decided it would be a good idea to build around the lake – a real oasis in the desert. These days, unsurprisngly, it attracts tourists, hoping to catch a glimpse of the legendary mermaid said to inhabit the lake.. and go sand buggying. . 9. Bogota, ColombiaYou may be put off by Columbia’s dangerous reputation, and while it may not be too safe to wander about late at night after a few too many lychee martinis in Bogota, that goes for anywhere. Don’t miss the historic part of the city, La Candelaria, and get orientated (it is massive) by taking the cable car up Mount Monsserate. 7. Huayhuash, PeruYou might think that someone has been dabbling in Photoshop, but the Huayhuash trek, in the Waywash range of the Andes, was rated ‘second most beautiful trek in the world’ by National Geographic magazine. Quite impressive, eh?center_img 8. Montevideo, UruguayYou go down to the seafront to take in the sunset and go for a stroll to get up an appetite for a massive slap-up steak sandwich with eggs and veg (the Uruguayan speciality, chivito, or ‘cholesterol bomb’, and look what happens. The weather in Montevideo is generally sub-tropical, but apparently sleet is a ‘regular occurence’ in winter. 10. Machu Picchu, PeruWell, we couldn’t leave this out, could we? You can actually climb up to the top of the hill you can see there, but a head for heights is an essential requirement. 2. Praia Vermelha, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilWith all those beach volleyball and Barry Manilow associations, Copacabana takes the world fame while poor little Praia Vermelha lies in its shadow. Take the cable car up to Sugar Loaf mountain for this view, enjoyed by 007 during his tussle with Jaws in Moonraker. RelatedNew 7 Natural Wonders of the World announcedNew 7 Natural Wonders of the World announcedThe best things to do and see in ArgentinaNorwegian recently announced that they’ll be launching their first South America route – their London Gatwick to Buenos Aires flights, which launch in February 2018. If you’re planning on bagging one of their cheap flights to Argentina, check out our indispensable guide to this beautiful Latin gem. Find cheap flights…26 unbelievable aerial photos of EarthHave you ever wondered what the planet looks like from above? What it would be like to get a bird’s eye view of sprawling cities, stunning landscapes and rugged coastlines? Wonder no more as these incredible 360˚ panoramic images take you on an exciting tour from above. 5. Sau Paulo, BrazilAs far as bridges go, the Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge is quite an interesting example. Bridge enthusiasts will lap up the fact that It is the only bridge in the world that has two curved tracks supported by a single concrete mast. It’s also a hotspot for crime – thieves keep nicking stuff from it, like wire, and the lights.last_img read more

Aug
10

New York NY –  Uncharted Africa Safari Co the o

first_imgNew York, NY –  Uncharted Africa Safari Co., the operator of famous Jack’s Camp, continues to push the benchmark for the ultimate safari experience with the upcoming rebuilding of San Camp and the refurbishment of Camp Kalahari.www.unchartedafrica.comRebuilding of San CampKnown for its authentic pared down safari elegance whilst ensuring minimal ecological impact, San Camp is being completely rebuilt. This is a major upgrade that will raise the accommodation standards to that of famous Jack’s Camp, without changing the wonderful simplicity and intimacy of this camp. San Camp will see the addition of a brand new central mess tent filled with fascinating artifacts from the area and the campaign furniture that is Uncharted Africa’s signature style. The six new guest tents will offer swing beds on the balconies, Persian carpets and percale cotton sheets.Refurbishment of CampKalahariThis relaxed eight-tented camp nestled amongst the acacias and Mokolwane palms of HyaenaIsland, on the edge of the ancient super lake and adjacent to the MakgadikgadiNational Park is being totally refurbished. It is a return to Jack’s original 1940’s style safari camps, and offers Guests a simple yet sophisticated Makgadikgadi experience.  The eight CampKalahari tents are all en suite with hot and cold running water, flush loos, crisp cotton sheets, and hot water bottles in the winter. A traditionally thatched library, lounge and dining area, allow guests to relax and enjoy the serenity and peace of this enchanting area.Founded in 1993 by Catherine Raphaely and Ralph Bousfield, Uncharted Africa captures the spirit of Ralph’s legendary father, Jack Bousfield, a pioneering African adventurer whose vision it was to bring travelers to the otherworldly Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. It is one of the last truly traditional safari operations in Africa, and home to the famous Makgadikgadi meerkats.last_img read more

Aug
9

Cyprus and Bulgaria to cooperate on energy tourism and agriculture Update 2

first_imgThe presidents of Cyprus and Bulgaria on Monday discussed how the two countries could cooperate in ensuring Europe’s energy security by helping bring natural gas from the Mediterranean to countries in northern Europe.The three MOUs on energy, tourism and agriculture were signed during a meeting between President Nicos Anastasiades and his Bulgarian counterpart Rosen Plevneliev following the expanded talks between the delegations of the two countries at the presidential palace in Sofia.Speaking to the press afterwards, Plevneliev said he and Anastasiades had discussed a wide range of topics from energy to the EU’s migrant crisis to Syria, to the situation in the eastern Mediterranean to the Cyprus issue.He said Bulgaria could act as a corridor between northern and southern Europe, securing the interests of countries such as Poland and Croatia and that he had discussed with Anastasiades, his country’s reforms in the energy sector and in building a regional distribution centre for energy sources at reasonable prices.Plevneliev said he had met with his counterparts in Poland, Croatia, Romania and Estonia on the issue.“It will be something very interesting for Cyprus. We all share a common passion, for natural gas to be a commodity and not a weapon, and that it be traded freely,” he said. Bulgaria had excellent relations with Cyprus, Israel and Egypt, he added.“I will participate in every initiative that will lead to a good result,” he said.Anastasiades spoke of the trilateral meetings between Cyprus, Greece and Israel, and Cyprus, Greece and Egypt, but also with other neighbouring countries such as Jordan and Lebanon “so that our efforts for cooperation dos not exclude anyone”.“Natural gas should be a reason to create conditions of conciliation and stability, especially when it comes to exploiting the natural resources for the benefit of those in need. And I believe that in this context we can build relationships and ensuring Europe`s energy needs…” he said. “Therefore, we will continue to act in a way that natural gas will be used to build friendships.”The memorandum signed in the energy field with Cyprus would open new prospects for cooperation.The MoU signed on energy is designed to establish a common framework for the development and deepening of bilateral cooperation in the sector as well as to promote the exchange of best practices and training of scientific and technical personnel in the field of energy.It includes the exchange of information, know-how and experience on best practices, strengthening of bilateral institutional dialogue, and promotion of technical cooperation, including exchange of experts and internships.It also provides for the establishment of a joint working group, comprising representatives of both sidesthat will set out the framework within which cooperation in the fields described will be best promoted and facilitated.Cooperation may also include, prospecting, exploration and production of hydrocarbons, as well as potential future exports of hydrocarbons, environmental protection and standards, safety of offshore activities, construction and development of energy infrastructure and energy market and renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and energy savings.On Tuesday, Anastasiades will address a business forum in Sofia organised by the chambers of commerce of both countries.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img
Jan
18

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Jan
9

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