Weekend incident at residence on Red Creek Road leads to arrest

first_imgA 47-year-old man was arrested without incident at 5 p.m. on Saturday and held in custody pending a court appearance.The people involved are known to each other and the police have no information to suggest the greater public is at further risk. The investigation is ongoing. CHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – An incident that took place on Saturday, September 14th at a residence on the Red Creek Road has lead to the arrest of a 47-year-old man.RCMP Corporal Madonna Saunderson shares, what can be confirmed is that on 7:21 AM, Fort St John RCMP responded to a report of an assault in progress at a residence on Red Creek Road in the Charlie Lake area.Two female victims reported that a man had assaulted them. The initial report alluded to the possibility of firearms being involved, although there were no shots fired. Therefore assistance from the Emergency Response Team was obtained.last_img read more

Elections for three PCs this year

The Minister said that elections are likely to be held in the Central, North Western and Southern Provincial Councils this year.The Minister also said that the Sri Lankan government will not hold Presidential early Presidential elections next year as hoped for by certain quarters. (Colombo Gazette) The government may hold elections for three Provincial Councils this year, Media Minister and government spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said.He said this while speaking at the weekly post Cabinet press briefing held today. read more

Stocks edge lower to put market on track for weekly loss

NEW YORK — Stocks moved broadly lower in early trading On Wall Street Friday as investors again retreated to safer holdings in a market racked by fear and anxiety over trade disputes.The week has been especially turbulent as investors and central banks react to the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China. The lingering conflict looms large over the prospects for global economic growth and has been shaking markets with wild swings all week.Technology stocks bore the brunt of the selling. DXC Technology plunged 28% after cutting its financial forecast for the year. It was the heaviest weight on the sector, but technology powerhouse Apple and several chipmakers also fared poorly.Industrial and communications stocks also fell hard in the early going. General Electric shed 2.4% and TripAdvisor lost 3.6%.Utilities held up the best and wobbled between small losses and gains. The sector is normally considered a safe place to park money if economic growth and other parts of the market look shaky.Investors are also weighing some of the final earnings reports in what has been a better-than-expected round of results.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index fell 0.5% as of 10 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 121 points, or 0.5%, to 26,257. The Nasdaq composite fell 0.8%.OVERSEAS: European indexes fell broadly. The British government reported that its economy shrank in the second quarter for the first time since 2012. Germany reported that exports fell in June. Stocks in Asia were mixed.WILD WEEK: U.S. stocks opened the week by plunging to their worst loss of the year and then wobbled for several days before eventually recovering the week’s losses on Thursday. With the early losses on Friday, major U.S. indexes are now poised to finish a second straight week with losses.UBER’S ROUGH RIDE: Uber fell 8.6% after losing more money during the second quarter than Wall Street had expected. The company reported its largest quarterly loss on record in the same period it went public and made huge stock-based payouts. The company spent heavily on sales and marketing, including costly promotions designed to attract riders and drivers. The cost of price wars and retaining drivers while competing with rivals such as Lyft has been a strain on its ability to turn a profit.BAD BATCH: Nektar Therapeutics plunged 39.2% after the company revealed that a cancer treatment study was impacted by bad batches of an experimental drug. The company has since refined the manufacturing process for the drug candidate, which is involved in multiple cancer treatment studies with partner Bristol-Myers Squibb.Damian J. Troise, The Associated Press read more

Rogers sells personal finance website MoneySense to Ratehub for undisclosed amount

TORONTO — The MoneySense personal finance website has been sold by Rogers Communications Inc. to Ratehub Inc., for an undisclosed amount.Ratehub is a Toronto-based company that owns an online comparison site for financial products.Its ratehub.ca gets most of its revenue from commissions paid by companies after readers click to learn more about a particular product.Rogers Media axes 75 jobs, slashing one-third of its digital content and publishing team‘Television is not dead’: Rogers to shift more content online, head of Media division saysRogers Media abandons $100-million joint venture with Vice CanadaMoneySense was once a print magazine with an online presence. Since 2016 it has continued solely as a digital publication that attracts an estimated 700,000 unique visitors a month.Rogers Media president Rick Brace says in a statement that it was important to find a “good home” for MoneySense.Ratehub and MoneySense have previously collaborated to present a credit card comparison tool for Canadians.“We see this acquisition as a way to extend our partnership even further and bring Canadians more comparison tools in areas such as mortgages, investing and savings vehicles, and insurance products,” said James Laird, co-founder of Ratehub Inc. and President of CanWise Financial. read more

Students impress in qualifiers for race against Ohio States Dontre Wilson Devin

Runners relax post-race while Fernando Lovo, football operations coordinator, speaks of the next step in the process, the semifinals to be held April 5. Fastest Student Race took place March 26 at the Woody Hayes Center as part of the preliminary rounds to race against OSU football players at the Spring Game. Credit: Kathleen Martini / Oller reporterThey’ve long been called some of the best fans in the land, but Ohio State students might also have earned the title of some of the fastest in the land.With many current and formers Buckeyes looking on, 41 Ohio State students showed up to the Woody Hayes Athletic Center Wednesday, looking to compete for a chance to race against sophomore running back Dontre Wilson and senior wide receiver Devin Smith at halftime of OSU’s Spring Game April 12.Once the competitors toed the line and went back in their stances, the onlookers were more than impressed.“Believe it or not, some of the times that we have here are even faster than we had when we did this at (the University of) Florida. It’s pretty impressive,” Fernando Lovo, OSU’s football operations coordinator, said following the event. “These kids were unbelievable. It was really impressive.”While Lovo would not reveal the names of the competitors who advanced to the next round — which is set to take place at OSU’s Student Appreciation Day April 5  — he did reveal some of the 40-yard dash times that impressed him.“We had a 4.4 (seconds) — that was our fastest time,” Lovo said. “We also had a 4.51, 4.53, 4.52 and a 4.6, so there were some great times.”After hearing whispers in the locker room, Wilson made his way to the field size up his future competition. While he was also impressed with what he saw on the turf, the sophomore couldn’t find anyone who would beat him.“It’s possible,” Wilson said, who has been clocked at 4.33 seconds in a 40-yard dash since joining the Buckeyes. “But I’m not going to let that happen.”Despite being noticed as one of the faster runners in the competition, Colwyn Headley, a fourth-year in microbiology, agreed with Wilson in his prediction.“Dontre is probably like a world-class sprinter,” Headley said, with a big smile on his face. “I’m just a poser if anything.”John Findley, a second-year in sports management, however, thought he had a real shot at the speedy sophomore.“I’m going to give 110 percent,” Findley said. “Dontre is a really nice guy, but I really want to try to beat him.”Marcus Perry, a second-year in aerospace engineering, echoed Findley’s confidence, saying he too had a legitimate chance beating Wilson in Ohio Stadium.“I was a sprinter in high school, so I have a decent chance,” Perry said. “I just hope I get a decent start. I’m a little bit out of shape, but I’m hoping for the best.”While he was focused on the task at hand, Findley wanted to take the time to appreciate the opportunity coach Urban Meyer had afforded them.“Coach Meyer is an awesome coach,” Findley said. “Every day you don’t get to meet the fastest running back or wide receiver on the Buckeyes or even get to watch a practice on this field. It’s pretty awesome.”The students who are set to run in the next round of races April 5 at OSU’s Student Appreciation Day will be notified privately in the coming days, Lovo said. He did not say whether or not their names would be made public before the next set of races. read more

Massey urges MSHA to reverse dust scrubber policy in coal mines

first_imgMassey Energy’s Chairman and CEO Don Blankenship has requested that MSHA (Mine Safety & Health Administration) reverse the agency’s practice of requiring the coal industry to turn off dust scrubbers on continuous mining machines. “We have urged you to reverse this practice as soon as possible and allow our coal miners to enjoy the benefits of one of the truly significant technological advances of the past 30 years – the scrubber – a device able to physically remove from the atmosphere up to 98% of the harmful dust generated in the mining process,” he wrote in his letter to Joe Main, Assistant Secretary for MSHA. IM‘s June leader discusses the recent mining disaster in Massey’s Upper Big Branch mine and how MSHA is aiming to prevent future accidents.This letter comes after the agency required that many Massey and other Central Appalachia mines turn off their scrubbers. Massey has strenuously objected in multiple instances. However, MSHA has continued this practice.Continuous miner machines have been equipped with a device called a ‘scrubber’ for many years. This device, much like a vacuum cleaner, sucks in dirty air from the area of the machine cutting coal and passes it through a filter prior to the scrubber exhausting the filtered air. This filtering of dusty air greatly reduces the dust remaining in the air so that the equipment operator breathes in cleaner air.The federal government’s research arm in the area of mine health and safety, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), has conducted a study that shows a coal miner working on a section where the scrubber is turned off may inhale up to 12 times as much respirable dust as when the scrubber is on.“Currently, 62 of our 132 continuous mining machines are not permitted to run with their scrubbers operating,” writes Blankenship. “Our coal miners are also confused and, quite frankly, distressed by MSHA’s action. They cannot understand why the agency that has been created to protect their health and safety is doing the opposite.”last_img read more

Column I attended Nelson Mandelas inauguration in 1994 and he will be

first_imgIt always seems impossible until it is done.Joe Murray is coordinator of Afri, an Irish organisation that works for peace, justice, human rights and sustainability. Afri’s patron is Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You can find out more about Afri at www. Afri.ie. You can follow them on Twitter here.Read: More than 80,000 to attend memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg>PHOTO: Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban president Raul Castro>LIVE: The Rainbow Nation says goodbye to its founding father> IT WAS WHILE walking down O’Connell Street on my first ever anti-apartheid protest in the late 70s that I first registered the name Nelson Mandela. Though vaguely aware before, it was when a friend and co-walker Catherine Moloughney began to chant ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ that I was led to find out more about Mandela and the cause he represented.The urgency and the obscenity of the apartheid system was brought home later when then Bishop Desmond Tutu visited Ireland at the invitation of Afri in 1984 and told extraordinary stories about the reality of apartheid, like, for example,  the fact that he had been refused permission to accept a previous invitation from Afri in 1982. Tutu’s great humanity, compassion and warmth was in itself the most stinging challenge to the odious system of apartheid.Walk to freedomWatching Nelson Mandela’s iconic walk to freedom in 1990 was like watching the world take a seismic shift. Mandela walked with dignity and pride and talked without rancour or bitterness – his only desire to build a new, just and inclusive South Africa for all its citizens. It was a moment when anything seemed possible.I was walking again four years later on the Afri Famine Walk as Mandela preparing to be inaugurated as President in South Africa. The Famine Walk that year was led by Dunnes Stores Striker Karen Gearon and Gandhi’s grandson Arun Gandhi, both with their own strong links to South Africa.The Dunnes Strikers, now finally getting the recognition they deserve, put actions on the many easy words of condemnation directed at the apartheid system.Dunnes strikersTheir strike courageously challenged the strange paradox of abhorrence and acceptance in which much of the world seemed suspended. My colleague Don Mullan and I departed from the walk for the inauguration at the invitation of Archbishop Tutu, who had also previously led the Famine Walk saying  ‘we walked the Famine Walk and soon after we walked to freedom in South Africa’.I arrived in South Africa to the most tangible excitement I can remember – a whole nation seemed to be swept up in a wave of anticipation, elation and colour. Everyone seemed to be walking and all going in the same direction, towards Union Buildings in Pretoria.Mandela’s voiceMandela’s distinctive voice sent the crowd into near hysteria:  ‘Today, all of us by our presence here and by our celebrations (throughout) the world confer glory and hope to new found liberty’.And then the dancing began. Even for one who doesn’t normally dance, there was little option but to allow oneself to be carried along in the embrace of a liberated people, carried eventually back to a Soweto convulsed in song and celebration, where we remained until darkness fell and well beyond.Regarding the greatness of Mandela there is little doubt and yet even such a great man was not perfect. I recall him once suggesting that South Africa should be a leader in the field of Arms exportation in Africa. But then again Mandela was no pacifist having led a guerrilla army – a fact that has been conveniently airbrushed out of much of the recent blanket media coverage.In losing Mandela the world has lost a unique leader and global figurehead, one whose political life was clearly about serving the public good rather than personal advancement or enrichment. The long years of reflection in captivity had brought an insight, a wisdom and a mature generosity that is all too rare in leadership today.His legacyBut what now? What is most important now, rather than deify Mandela, is to honour his memory with an appropriate legacy. The greatest legacy would be to end the scandal of hunger in our world of plenty; to stop robbing Africa and countries of the South of their resources; to tackle climate change seriously and urgently; to take on the peddlers of death in an arms industry costing over 17 billion dollars annually.It may seem like an impossible task but in his own imitable words:last_img read more

Auctions begin for Raspberry Pi beta boards

first_imgJust a few weeks ago we noted that the beta boards of the Raspberry Pi $25 PC had been produced and that they were undergoing testing. If everything went well with testing then the Raspberry Pi project would kick into full production and an initial run of boards would be produced which would in turn be sold off to schools, universities, businesses, consumers, and anyone else who might want a credit card-sized $25 PC. And the fully-functional beta boards? Ten of them would be auctioned off, with all the proceeds being reinvested in the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Everything has proceeded as planned and the auction have started to hit eBay.The auctions clearly state that 100% of the proceeds will go to the Raspberry Pi Foundation. RasPi is a registered charity, in full accordance of British law, so even if the seller is the one that gets to keep the money (which is a bit counter-intuitive) every bidder can feel good about where their money is goings. And there is quite a bit of money to feel good about. So far the first auction to end — beta board 10 of 10 — is currently at an incredible 1750 GBP ($2712.73) with over five days left on the auction. The other three boards that are available — 9, 8, and 7 — are currently at 930 GBP, 670 GBP, and 565 GBP respectively. All of the beta boards for sale at this point are Model B, which is technically the $35 version of the Raspberry Pi. It is just like the Model A in most respects, but has twice the memory (256MB vs 128MB), an extra USB slot (making for two total), and has built-in ethernet. It consumes 3.5W instead of the Model A’s 2.5W but that is a minor factor for most applications. Auction winners will get the beta board, a certificate of authenticity, a USB power supply, and an SD card preloaded with an operating system.The beta boards have two minor differences from the final production unit. One is a tiny “hand modification” that was made to address an issues with the PCB design and the other is the use of an larger-than-normal SD slot connector. The SD slot works, but the connector’s frame is just bigger than it ultimately will be. And why get a $25 PC (well, $35 PC in this case) for something like 50 times the price it will be shortly? Some people will just want to support the foundation, while businesses might bid so that they can get their Raspberry Pi board as quickly as possible, thus getting the jump on their competition. Bid on the boards at eBay, via RasPilast_img read more

New Ubuntu for Android video surfaces phones no where to be seen

first_imgIt’s not uncommon to hear of a smartphone referred to as a tiny computer. Every day these machines grow more powerful, and the software that powers them adapts to allow users to treat them like computers. Motorola and Ubuntu have both supported variations of the same idea in the past, where you connect your smartphone to a keyboard and a monitor and the phone becomes a desktop OS. Motorola may have abandoned their WebTop OS and the hardware that supported it, but Ubuntu is keeping the dream alive.The idea that your phone would straddle the mobile world and the desktop world is exciting. It sets a unique mindset for enterprise workstations that simultaneously decreases cost and dramatically decrease the number of supported devices for any system admin. Ubuntu is clearly looking to attract that group as their primary market, but it also doesn’t hurt to try and get the general consumer excited about it first.This video that demonstrates what a great world it would be if our entire computing existence was on one piece of equipment. The only problem now is that Ubuntu doesn’t actually have a product to deliver yet.If you follow the video to its home, you land at the Ubuntu for Android website. The animated characters from the video are replaced with a much more professional looking example of an smartphone running what appears to be a variant of Android 2.3 and Ubuntu on the screen next to it. It’s made abundantly clear that multi-core phones can handle this with no problems. The only thing they need now are manufacturers willing to help make this a reality.The “Get in touch” button at the top and bottom of the page link you to a contact form for handset manufacturers and network operators to reach out and collaborate with the Ubuntu team.Ubuntu for Android remains a really cool idea, but not one that is likely to manifest anytime soon as something users will be able to take advantage of. There’s a lot of unanswered questions about Canonical’s approach to Ubuntu for Android, particularly why the company seems uninterested in working with the ROM developer community that currently has millions of active users. Until there are supported devices, Ubuntu for Android will remain a really cool sounding pipe dream.last_img read more

Irish government to appeal Hooded Men torture ruling in Europe

first_img Seven of the Hooded Men, who were kept in hoods interned in Northern Ireland in 1971, (from left) Jim Auld, Patrick McNally, Liam Shannon, Francie McGuigan, Davy Rodgers, Brian Turley and Joe Clarke, following a press conference at KRW Law in Belfast. When they came along in the line, they actually passed me by. I sort of thought, ‘what’s the matter with me?’ They came back around… and said ‘we have something special in mind for you’. I was stripped by the commanding officer, and he himself photographed me standing in the nude with him holding me by the hair.The government confirmed today that it will now seek a referral of the case to the Court’s Grand Chamber, which 17 judges sit on.Darragh Mackin, solicitor for The Hooded Men said they warmly welcome the position adopted by the Irish government.“We now look forward to an expeditious hearing in the Grand Chamber,” he said.Kevin Hannaway, one of the Hooded Men who underwent the treatment said:Today’s ruling is not only a mammoth step for us, but for many other torture survivors all around the world. We always knew the judgment was flawed, and that we had strong grounds of appeal, we are delighted the Irish Government has accepted our submissions and an appeal will now be lodged. We all intend on fighting this case to the very end on behalf or ourselves and those who have passed away since the treatment we underwent.The decision has also been welcomed by Belfast solicitors, Madden and Finucane, which represents a daughter of one of the men. Senator Niall O’Donnghaile (left) with Liam Shannon, one of the Hooded Men outside Leinster House in April. Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesSpeaking in Dublin this afternoon, Sinn Féin senators Niall Ó Donnghaile and Rose Conway-Walsh also welcomed news of the appeal.“The judgement in the Hooded Men case has live, global implications and it is only right that those who have committed, are committing or would seek to commit the kind of torture inflicted on these fourteen Irishmen, are exposed and held to account on the international stage,” said Ó Donnghaile.“The Hooded Men have been campaigning for truth and justice for almost fifty years now, their steadfast courage and dignity is renowned the world over; we know that what these men endured was systematic and calculated torture, it is long passed time that reality was held firm on the international stage,” said the Sinn Féin senator.The appeal will be lodged before the 20 June deadline. Jun 12th 2018, 7:08 PM 7 Comments Seven of the Hooded Men, who were kept in hoods interned in Northern Ireland in 1971, (from left) Jim Auld, Patrick McNally, Liam Shannon, Francie McGuigan, Davy Rodgers, Brian Turley and Joe Clarke, following a press conference at KRW Law in Belfast. Image: PA Wire/PA Images Irish government to appeal ‘Hooded Men’ torture ruling in Europe The 14 Hooded Men were interned in the North in 1971. Tuesday 12 Jun 2018, 7:08 PM Share24 Tweet Email 10,780 Views CABINET DECIDED TODAY to lodge an appeal to the European Council of Human Rights against the ruling that the group known as The Hooded Men were not subjected to torture.Today’s decision followed consultation with the group and their legal representatives and is the maintaining of the consistent government position in relation to this case, according to a spokesperson for the Foreign Affairs Minister and Tánaiste Simon Coveney.In April, the men had a meeting with Coveney to convince him to appeal the court’s decision which rejected a request by Ireland to revise its judgement in the case involving the alleged torture and ill-treatment of the 14 men who were interned in the North in 1971.The court dismissed by six votes to one the request to look at its judgment into whether or not the treatment of the men amounted to torture.The men, ten of whom are still alive today (aged between 66 and 85) claim members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) – the precursor of the PSNI –  caused them long-term psychological damage because of the techniques they used on them over seven days in 1971.Although the techniques were initially found to be in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights in 1976, that finding was reversed by the European Court of Human Rights two years later. Francie McGuigan (second left), one of the 14 ‘Hooded’ men, who were kept in hoods interned in Northern Ireland in 1971. Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesFive techniquesThe five techniques used on the men were hooding, wall-standing in stress positions for hours, white noise, sleep deprivation, and food and water deprivation.Briefing politicians in April, one of the men detailed his experience, stating: Short URL By Christina Finn https://jrnl.ie/4067638 Image: PA Wire/PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

WISHH Sees LongTerm Market Development Success in SubSaharan Africa

first_imgFigure 1: Growth in U.S. soybean and soybean meal exports to sub-Saharan Africa from 2007 to 2016. (USDA FAS Global Agricultural Trade System Data)The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Program’s long-term market development work in sub-Saharan Africa is gaining traction. In Africa, WISHH works with local supply chain partners to drive early-stage, long-term market growth in developing economies through technical assistance, market linkages, capacity building conferences, trade teams and market building campaigns.U.S. soybean and soybean meal exports to sub-Saharan Africa grew steadily from 2007 to 2016 at an average rate of 4,286 metric tons/year (Figure 1), indicating steady early-stage market growth in the region. Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana accounted for 99 percent of 2016 sales, which were over 41,000 metric tons or an approximate 1.7 million bushel equivalent. These countries are core targets for WISHH animal feed and human food activities in West Africa. As these economies continue to grow, WISHH’s long-term market development work will play a critical role in ensuring that U.S. soybean exports continue to increase.last_img read more

The Bumpy Promise of XML

first_imgFor Paciorek, the ability to take content and reuse it across platforms was an undeniable benefit. Two years ago he purchased the K4 system, which has an XML export feature, but this investment was only the start. “It required hardware, software and implementation. It was a pretty sizeable investment. But it was important for us because all of the old processes we were using to convert some of the print content to Web-friendly or third-party content were on the verge of breaking,” he says.But, like most publishers, there’s one content management system for print and another for Web and patches need to be created to bridge the two. Further, in order for content to be converted into XML, stylesheets need to be developed that identify which elements of a piece of content must be tagged, or styled, as XML. But for many smaller publishers, investment in a robust print-side CMS and the subsequent process of producing well-formed XML is a big bullet to bite. “I think if you’re at a certain threshold of publications it might make sense to invest in this because it’s not off-the-shelf enough that I know of—you can’t just hit a button in InDesign and have it magically go into XML and then have your Web site slurp it in,” says David Newcorn, vice president, e-media at Summit Publishing Company. “So there are two struggles, getting the data out of Quark or InDesign and then getting it into the Web site.”Even Paciorek admits to a “bumpy” road to well-formed XML. “There have been bumps because of the difficulty of transforming the XML correctly. When we export stories from K4 into XML, unless you have everything tagged properly, like author name, a subject name, a subhead, company names, and so on, it gets complicated and you might miss a few things. It’s the complexity of tagging and trying to automate something that’s not always the same.” Converting content into XML— the language that allows any platform to recognize a particular piece of content and provides the ultimate in content flexibility—is initially not an automatic, invisible process. It’s another step in the production workflow and publishers planning to share their content across multiple platforms need to understand that a new process will need to be established, and new software will need to be purchased. XML can be automated, but getting there does require some manual labor—think of XML as the last step before sharing content with your CMS. But, fully exploiting the technology requires three steps inherent in building out a publishing technology platform: capital expenditures in hardware and software, building bridges and patches to integrate yet another system, and a substantial workflow reconfiguration. The Print-to-Web PathwayFor many publishers, content still originates in a print-centric world, meaning it starts with the magazine and then makes its way to the Web. “We still produce magazines and newsletters that originate on the print side and we need to get that to other outlets as quickly as possible,” says Rob Paciorek, chief technical officer at b-to-b publisher Access Intelligence. last_img read more

Wilmington OBITUARIES Week of July 7 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are the obituaries published on Wilmington Apple during the week of July 7, 2019:Lived In Wilmington At Time Of Passing:Jena Perrone, 42Previously Lived In Wilmington:Thomas F. Connolly, 86Phyllis A. (Tabor) Ulrickson, 78Worked In/Volunteered In/Connected To Wilmington:Anthony Charles Mack, 78Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Phyllis (Lanzilli) Catalogna, 98In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Silver expo inaugurated in Vijayawada

first_imgVijayawada: A two-day Samrajya Kingdom Silver Expo was inaugurated at its premises here on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, the Samrajya owner Mahesh Jaju said that Samrajya was formed from the Rotary Club of Midtown Vijayawada which has about 750 members. He said that Rotary Club Midtown was one of the biggest club across the globe and they participate in various social activities.He said that there are about 200 share holders in Samrajya and their main aim was to sell with less margin and achieve maximum turnover on par with corporate business organisations. He said that silver spoon to silver sofa was available besides gold coated silver jewellery in the showroom, he added. YSRCP leader B Nageswara Rao, showroom CEO Daram Chandragupta, directors P Anil, B Rahul, K Krishna and others were present.last_img read more

Football Releases 2019 Promotional Schedule

first_imgThe Cardinals will host a Blackout on Labor Day Night when Notre Dame visits Cardinal Stadium for the first time in school history, with an 8:06 kickoff that will be televised on ESPN. It will be the 10th Blackout game in school history and the fourth time the Cardinals will face a ranked opponent. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Exciting themed game promotions are being paired with the University of Louisville football program’s challenging 2019 home schedule.  Print Friendly Version Story Links Five days later, the Cardinals remain home against Eastern Kentucky for Heroes Day. Fans are encouraged to nominate military service people past and present, police, fire, EMS, other first responders, and local teachers by visiting www.gocards.com/heroThe Cardinals host Virginia on Oct. 26 for the annual Homecoming contest, and will close the regular season against Syracuse on Nov. 23 for the Senior Poster Giveaway.Mini-game packages are available with a pair of mini-plan options starting as low as $115.Fans can select their choice of the Black and Red ticket plans that features some of the season’s top contests, including the season opener versus Notre Dame on Sept. 2 and a visit from Clemson, the 2018 College Football Playoff National Champions.The three-game Black Plan features the season opener on Labor Day night when Notre Dame visits Cardinal Stadium for the first time in school history and the Eastern Kentucky contest. Fans can also choose between Boston College, Virginia or Syracuse contests for their other option.A visit from defending national champion Clemson on Oct. 19 highlights the Red Plan, and fans can chose any of the other home contests besides the season opener.The cost-saving tickets may be purchased through “My Cardinal Account,” or by accessing the ticket information page online at GoCards.com/fbtickets. Individuals will be prompted for the appropriate information through the online process.Single game tickets will go on sale August 13th, but group tickets are available now at (https://gocards.com/sports/2019/8/3/louisville-football-group-ticket-offers.aspx)  last_img read more

The PS4s biggest disappointments at launch

first_img 1 2 The PS4 may be a critical darling in both the eyes of gamers and the press, and the cheaper price tag and (more or less) more powerful hardware certainly gives it a boost in terms of positive public mindshare. Like any video game console launch, though, it doesn’t go over smoothly, and the features are missing and the library of games is lacking. Despite the critical praise of the PS4, it was not able to escape these launch hiccups.Media supportThe two biggest disappointments regarding the PS4 are its step back as a media hub. When Sony introduced the PS3 seven years ago, the company touted its ability to play both native and external image, video, and audio files. Simply plug in a USB stick with a few video files or a photo album, and you could watch them on your PS3. If transferring files from your computer to a USB stick was too much of a hassle, the PS3 could be set up as a media server so you could load files from your computer.Sony has backtracked on that, and the PS4 will neither allow external storage devices, nor play external media. Sure, this is likely to curb piracy — you can no longer download a TV episode from your torrent community of choice and toss it on your PS4 for later — but it’s more likely a play  to move us all to the media services that are available on the PS4. Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, Crackle, and even Crunchyroll are available. However, if you’re used to procuring episodes of your favorite shows via nefarious methods and getting them onto your TV via the PS3’s hassle-free USB stick method, your PS4 isn’t going to help.Along with dropping support for external media, the PS4 also removes MP3 and DLNA support too; you’ll need to use another device to play your CDs. However, Sony has stated that it was shocked to see the public outcry for MP3 and DLNA support, and those features may make their way to the PS4 in a future update.ControllersThe DualShock 4 is a well-designed controller. Fans of the DualShock design will likely find this controller to be Sony’s best yet, as it fits perfectly in the hand, the touchpad and the PS Move functionality are responsive, and the DualShock 3’s much-maligned triggers are now comfortable. However, the light bar on the back of the controller is a huge sticking point — you can easily see it reflected in the TV when playing a game. If you angle the light away from the TV, you’re usually holding it toward your face, and it gives off enough light to obnoxiously glare in your eyes. At the moment, gamers can’t turn the light bar off themselves, but developers can do so. Not much help to gamers who find the reflective light annoying, though.You will also find that the PS3’s Blu-ray remote does not work with the PS4, nor does the console have IR support for universal remotes. A small issue, but will certainly irritate gamers who own the remotes.Next page: Wireless support, launch titles and broken consoleslast_img read more

Its been a fare old career Bill 83 retires as a StokeonTrent

first_imgDad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA bus driver believed to be the oldest in Britain has taken his final fare – at the age of 83. Bill Whittaker, from Birches Head, has been forced to step down from his role with D&G Buses due to illness after working as a driver for 45 years. Prior to that he had worked up to 56 hours a week over six days in a job he loved and felt was more of a ‘hobby’. Now colleagues and members of Bill’s family have recognised his hard work at a special retirement presentation at the D&G bus depot on Mossfield Road in Adderley Green. He was presented with an engraved gold Rotary watch, a thank you card signed by all those who worked with him and cash from a collection. Bill Whittaker with a bus from the Potteries Omnibus Preservation Society Bill said: “I feel fine and would have carried on driving if it wasn’t for my illness. “I will miss all of my colleagues and bus passengers. They were always pleased to get on my bus and I had passengers who told me they’d rather ride with me than with anyone else. “I loved my job, it was my hobby and I got paid for enjoying myself.” Read MoreGirl branded ‘hungry hippo’ with ‘more rolls than Greggs’ by spiteful lad on Tinder – because she rejected him   Bill was originally an Army recovery specialist and first found his love of driving when he passed his test in 1957 – in a three tonne Army truck. He travelled across Asia with the Army, spending time in Borneo and Malaysia. Bill even taught the Gurkhas how to drive. The grandad-of-nine and great-grandad-of-two then moved on to the buses – beginning his career with Jones Coachways. Bill Whittaker, 81, received a farewell card from his colleagues at D&G. In 2002, Bill moved to Wardle which was managed by Keith Stanton, who now owns the bus company, Stantons of Stoke. Bill continued to work there through management changes to Arriva which is now owned by D&G. The dad-of-three has survived three operations to remove cancer from his bottom lip in 2000, his neck in 2001 and his nose in 2016. Read MoreThese are the 200 secret words kids are using online which parents need to know about   It is thought Bill could be the oldest bus driver in Britain after a 76-year-old previously came forward to claim the mark. D&G assistant manager Lee Bowditch said the company will miss Bill greatly. Lee from Chell said: “He’s one of those drivers who knew all the routes. “Bill is one of the best drivers we’ve had and that’s why we wanted to do all of this. He is one of the good ones and full of stories.” Colleague Steve Mellor, from Stoke, added: “I see him as a dad. Bill is such a kind-hearted fella and always goes the extra mile. “I see him as one of the family and I’m going to miss him so much. “He’s going to be really sadly missed by everyone here.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collisioncenter_img Police search for missing woman Punter found hiding in bushes Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us    @SOTLive    or message us on    our Facebook page  . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at    StokeonTrentLive  .last_img read more

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first_img Technology | PET-CT | January 23, 2019 FDA Clears United Imaging Healthcare uExplorer Total-Body Scanner January 23, 2019 — United Imaging Healthcare (United Imaging) announced U.S. read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more Videos | Nuclear Imaging | March 22, 2019 VIDEO: Utilization of PET For Evaluation of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Raza Alvi, M.D., a read more Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | May 31, 2019 RefleXion Opens New Manufacturing Facility for Biology-guided Radiotherapy Platform RefleXion Medical recently announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Hayward,… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | October 13, 2008 GE Launches New PET/CT at European Nuclear Medicine Meeting News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more Raza Alvi explains use of PET to image cardiac sarcoidosisVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:09Loaded: 1.80%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:09 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | June 05, 2019 BGN Technologies Introduces Novel Medical Imaging Radioisotope Production Method BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University (BGU), introduced a novel method for… read more News | PET-CT | March 06, 2019 Siemens Healthineers Announces First U.S. Install of Biograph Vision PET/CT Siemens Healthineers’ new Biograph Vision positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system has been… read more News | PET-CT | February 06, 2019 SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT: Examining the Value of Digital PET/CT Technological advancements in positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) offer both clinicians and pat read more October 14, 2008 – GE Healthcare introduced Discovery PET/CT 600, its newest positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system at the annual meeting of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) Congress in Munich.Recently cleared by the FDA, Discovery PET/CT 600 is part of GE’s Discovery family of scanners designed to enable earlier detection and accurate monitoring of disease with molecular imaging technology in both hardware and software.Discovery PET/CT 600 is optimized for use in oncology, which represents more than 90 percent of clinical PET/CT exams. The system leverages the high-speed, high-resolution capabilities of GE’s BrightSpeed CT with the breakthrough motion management capabilities of its Discovery PET system. By combining these scanning technologies, the Discovery PET/CT 600 provides the tools to enable physicians to manage disease with more confidence.As a key component of the image chain, the Discovery PET/CT 600 includes a scintillator with a proven track record and the highest sensitivity in the industry. GE BGO technology allows for improved lesion detectability, potentially reducing the dose requirement and allowing for faster scans and increased throughput.For clinicians, the Discovery PET/CT 600 will provide a large 70cm bore that offers a full 70cm PET and CT Field-of-View and a ~225kg (500 lbs.) patient table. The GE Discovery PET/CT 600 offers an increased vertical scan range that provides more flexibility in radiation treatment planning and patient positioning.“The Discovery PET/CT 600 platform was built for physicians and molecular imaging researchers based on their clinical need for more quantitative accuracy and the power to explore the potential of PET/CT imaging,” said Henry Hummel, general manager of GE Healthcare’s global PET/CT business.For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

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first_img The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Related Content News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more September 7, 2012 — RaySearch Laboratories AB announces that version 3.0 of RaySearch’s RayStation treatment planning system has been released for clinical use in the European Union, United States, Japan and Australia, and is pending regulatory approval in Canada, China, New Zealand and South Korea. The new version includes a wide range of new features and improvements. RayStation already includes optimization algorithms for VMAT (volumetric modulated arc therapy), IMRT (intensity-modulated radiotherapy) and 3D-CRT (3-D conformal radiotherapy), and version 3.0 adds numerous tools for traditional 3D-CRT planning.RayStation is designed to handle 4-D adaptive radiation therapy and allows the users to perform dose tracking. This offers the possibility to perform accurate dose accumulation of any delivered or planned dose to any patient geometry using any combination of CT (computed tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), PET (positron emission tomography) and 4D-CT datasets. RayStation 3.0 closes the whole adaptive loop with full support for adaptive replanning. The treatment planning system lets clinicians monitor the impact of a changing patient geometry as the treatment progresses, and seamlessly adjust and reoptimize the treatment in the same system.In addition to new features, RayStation 3.0 includes major improvements and performance enhancements that further facilitate and speed up the treatment planning process. One example is the addition of full support for scripting using the IronPython language. This lets users automate large parts of the treatment planning process, which both has the potential to save time and improve consistency. The scripting tools also enable extraction of any relevant patient data point, thereby facilitating advanced studies of large amounts of patient data. Other examples include extensive improvements of the patient modeling workspace, the addition of several new organ models to the integrated model-based segmentation tool, and speed improvements in RayStation’s multi-criteria optimization tools. In addition, the beam commissioning workspace has been re-implemented and tools have been added to facilitate the beam commissioning process, which minimizes the workload for the physics departments in the installation phase.“We announced the previous version of RayStation in the beginning of this year and we are very proud that we can already release an even stronger product. This development pace really sets us apart, and we have the intention to continue at this pace to further extend our technological lead,” said Johan Löf, CEO of RaySearch.For more information: www.raysearchlabs.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Technology | September 07, 2012 RaySearch Launches Latest Version of Treatment Planning System News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more