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UN pandemic alert still at Phase 5 as influenza AH1N1 continues to

30 April 2009As it continued to intensively monitor the spread of the influenza A(H1N1) virus, the United Nations health agency today held its pandemic alert to Phase 5, put in place yesterday, and reiterated its call for heightened vigilance. “The situation continues to evolve,” Keiji Fukuda, Assistant Director-General of the UN World Health Organization (WHO), said during what has become a daily press teleconference from the agency, adding that there was nothing new today that indicated a move to the highest level of alert, Phase 6.“We see some countries reporting new cases,” Mr. Fukuda said. “We also see some countries, in which infection has been going on, reporting continued cases in their countries. And then we’re seeing that, in other countries, cases appear to be holding steady, for example, the United States,” he added.As of 2:50 p.m. Geneva time, lab-confirmed cases of the virus rose to 236 worldwide, up from the148 reported yesterday, he stated.The largest jump occurred in Mexico, which went up to 97 confirmed cases from 26 reported earlier, including seven deaths. That steep rise, Mr. Fukuda said, probably comes from the backlog of thousands of specimens submitted for testing and for which the laboratory results are just coming in.In announcing the notching up of the alert level to Phase 5 last night, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said it was a signal to Governments and to the private sector that preparatory actions should now be undertaken with “extreme urgency.” Alert Phase 5 meant that sustained human to human transmission had been confirmed, with widespread community outbreaks in at least two countries in one WHO region, she said. On the positive side, she reported that the world is better prepared for an influenza pandemic than at any time in history, because of preparations made for avian flu outbreaks over the past years. Dr. Chan added that WHO will be tracking the pandemic at the epidemiological, clinical, and virological levels. And the results of these ongoing assessments will be made publicly available. “We do not have all the answers right now, but we will get them.”Today, Mr. Fukuda said that WHO’s preparations have included a distribution of antiviral drugs to developing countries, including Mexico, out of 2 million doses donated for that purpose by the Roche pharmaceutical company.The agency is also working with Roche, which is planning to scale up its production of antivirals, on a framework to replenish its stockpile.The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), meanwhile, reiterated that there is no evidence available that the influenza A(H1N1) virus is coming from or circulating in pigs. It was also announced today that Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro will hold a town hall meeting tomorrow with New York staff to give an overview of the influenza A(H1N1) situation and the UN’s preparedness to address a potential pandemic. read more

CPL keen to host womens T20 tournament

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSkipper Taylor says new approach critical for World CupJune 2, 2017In “latest news”CPL 2018: Russell to captain Jamaica Tallawahs, says team very balancedJune 21, 2018In “Sports”SANGAKKARA HOPES LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE TWICE FOR THE TALLAWAHS IN CPLJune 20, 2016In “Internet” Britney Cooper celebrates her half-century (AFP photo)There could be Women’s Caribbean Premier League on the cricket calendar in the near future with the tournament’s chief operating officer indicating it is not a question of “if” but “when”.Pete Russell was responding to questions raised by West Indies batsman Britney Cooper after her team was knocked out in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup, when she claimed they could have done better if they could also play as many matches a year as some of the more fancied teams like Australia, England and India.“We need people in the CPL or corporate sponsors to back us and give us that push. We can’t do it all by ourselves. We need more. We need a mini-CPL,” she said.The 2018 edition was the first standalone Women’s T20 World Cup hosted by the ICC, attracting promising audience numbers across three venues in Guyana, St. Lucia and Antigua. There is opportunity to ride on that and Russell is keen to do so. In fact, last year, he said the CPL and Cricket West Indies had held “informal” talks about holding a franchise T20 tournament for women.“We have already discussed the feasibility of a women’s tournament with CWI or a women’s exhibition match, after the 2017 tournament, and have been discussing how we can make it work since then,” Russell told Newsday. “Any cricket tournament is a huge logistical challenge to arrange and there are a lot of questions that would need to be answered before we could commit to going ahead. But it is something that we are keen to have as part of the CPL programme, it is not question of ‘if’ it is a question of ‘when’.”Currently the CPL only has the rights to host the men’s tournament and to organise a women’s version, a separate license needs to be procured by CWI. That makes the board the final authority on this issue and it remains open to investing in women’s T20s, especially keeping in mind its popularity.West Indies women already have two domestic T20 tournaments in place – the CWI Regional Women’s Twenty20 Championship, and a franchise league in Trinidad and Tobago, called the Courts T20 Women’s Grand Slam Tournament, which had more than 10 regular members of the national side in action this July.It is also understood that the CPL had invited West Indies women to play an exhibition T20 ahead of the men’s Eliminator in September. However, there were logistical issues considering they were playing a bilateral series against South Africa at the time. It is for the same reason a mini Women’s CPL, alongside the men’s edition, is unlikely, at least in 2019. West Indies women will be involved in a bilateral series with Australia in August-September. In any case, it is learnt the CWI wants a standalone women’s T20 tournament along the lines of Big Bash League, which has proven to be a success in Australia.Russell is aware of the challenges in play but has no second thoughts about investing in women’s cricket. “We don’t see it as a risk, but we have shown over the last six years that we are willing to invest in cricket across the region. It is very early days in these discussions and we have a lot of hoops to jump through before this becomes a reality, but we have seen over the last few weeks just how fast the women’s game is growing and we would love to be a part of its ongoing success.” (ESPNCricinfo) read more

Which shipping company treats packages best FedEx UPS or USPS

first_imgWith the Holidays being one of the busiest times of the year for shipping companies have you ever wondered how these businesses treat your packages between departure and destination? Are they gentle with your packages or are they less than kind with your shipments?Popular Mechanics wanted to know this answer and so they devised a few special shipments with three major carriers like FedEx, UPS, and the United States Postal Service (USPS). Inside several boxes Popular Mechanics included a three-axis accelerometer, thermometer, and a data logger to see how well packages were handled on a trip across the United States making several stops.AdChoices广告While only making about a dozen trips, this study may not prove conclusively who the best is, but the small experiment proved that United States Postal Service (USPS) is the most kind in the number of package drops and FedEx takes the top for least temperature changes during shipping. One other interesting finding of the experiment was that when a package was marked “Fragile” or “This Side Up,” they were subject to even more rough treatment.Read more at Popular Mechanics, via CrunchGearlast_img read more

DARPA awards contract to develop super sniper scope

first_imgOne of the most romanticized units in military special operations is the scout sniper team. Usually consisting of two people, a scout sniper team is able to infiltrate into enemy territory, and rain death down on targets from distances that are almost superhuman. While these teams have been incredibly efficient in past conflicts and operations, the US military is looking to make them even meaner and leaner by eliminating the need for a human spotter. To make this a reality, DARPA has just awarded a $6million contract to a company called Cubic Defense Applications to develop a laser-powered “super-scope” that will clip on to a sniper rifle.The San Diego-based defense contractor is no stranger to this kind of application, as it has been working on such a technology (albeit with little success) since 2006 in the form of a device called the “One Shot XG.”As mentioned above, a scout sniper operates in the field with a partner, called a spotter. While in movies and television shows this person simply peers into a scope and gives the order to fire a weapon, their role is much more complex than that. When firing a bullet at a target that is a long way off, there are many factors that come into play. Range, wind speed, and atmospheric conditions all play a part in the trajectory of a fired bullet, not to mention the very shape and rotation of the Earth. Simply put, these two people in the field have to make a slew of complex calculations on the fly to ensure the bullet reaches its target, which is usually moving to complicate matters. So you can see the importance of the spotter to the success of missions, however there are downsides to having two people in the field.While scout sniper teams are trained to be stealthy, a one-person unit is far more capable of moving undetected than a team of two. Being able to reduce the amount of equipment to one rifle and one scope, carried by one person, not only increases stealth, it also reduces cost. This is where Cubic comes in with its One Shot XG. The new super-scope is reportedly going to be able to use lasers to make all the necessary calculations a sniper needs. There are, of course, hurdles to overcome before this can be made a reality.Previous versions of the One Shot XG had some major issues when they were field tested. The worst being the fact that the battery that powers the device only lasting twenty minutes, as well as becoming painfully hot to the touch after just fifteen minutes of use. But with all technology, improvements that have been developed over the years can be applied and hopefully take care of those issues. Other issues that are obvious are the range of the lasers being emitted from the scope, as well as the bulk that might be necessary for such a system. The pressure is on Cubic to create ten working prototypes in just fifteen months, so we should get more word about this project then.More at Wiredlast_img read more

Melbourne and Thessaloniki relationship strengthens

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Following the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of Melbourne and Thessaloniki sistership, the mayor of Thessaloniki, Mr Yiannis Boutaris visited the Hellenic Museum to outline future cultural endeavours between the two cities. For Boutaris, this visit is the first actual step towards a more tangible sister city relationship.“We’ve been connected for thirty years but there was no intention for an actual connection. This is what we’ve come to change,” Yiannis Boutaris said. During his visit, the mayor made an effort to specify new objectives and set a joint planning with the delegates of the Greek Australian community to instigate more substantial communication and actions to strengthen the ties between the two sister cities.Therefore, in the upcoming Thessaloniki International Exhibition, Australia will be the honoured country. Melbourne will for the first time take part as the ‘honoured city’. Moreover, an exhibition showcasing the treasures of Mount Athos is planned to be shown at the Hellenic Museum. In addition, Thessaloniki will join Melbourne’s food festival, while a students’ exchange program is set to be launched between the two cities.“When we decided to come to Australia,” he stressed, to Neos Kosmos “we made clear that we need to see whether it is possible and to what extent we can make this relationship more active. It takes a lot of mutual effort to make this bond efficient. Initially, we aim at joining forces with the Greek communities of Australia, centring on Melbourne, so that on a second basis, we can promote this relationship using the Greeks of the diaspora as a ‘facilitator’ to help us reach the general Australian public, breaking the boundaries of Greek ethnicity”. Boutaris and his delegation are looking into promoting trademark Macedonian locations as ideal destinations for historical and environmental tourism. Mount Olympus, the ancient site of Vergina, the beaches of Chalkidiki and the very city of Thessaloniki carry a rich history from multiple aspects, which goes back thousands of years. “Our goal is the exchange of cultural and commercial elements, sharing activities and events. We want both communities to benefit and evolve through this merger, which will hopefully create a common heritage of historic importance,” he added.“Time will tell if we can actually be consistent and successfully deliver what we discussed. We believe that our proposals will be accepted by the government of Australia and the City of Melbourne.”Boutaris said that what excites and moves him in Melbourne is the passionate Hellenic spirit of the city’s vibrant and active Greek community, compared to other major diaspora centres. He also believes that the city of Melbourne sets an example as the home of harmonious coexistence of different nationalities and cultures – something that he hopes Thessaloniki can evolve into in the future.Mayor Boutaris also highlighted how disappointed he is by Greece’s tolerance towards lawlessness, which is somewhat turning into a norm. “We have to tolerate the existence of different things and freedom of expression, to be able to say we respect ourselves.”“Australia is a country created by immigrants, so by definition its citizens are tolerant to other ethnic communities. The legal framework is efficient and the people have acquired a social conscience that respects the freedom and diversity of others,” he continued. Mayor Boutaris also underlined the achievements and cultural contribution of the Jewish community in both cities. He believes the Greek Jews will be of great help to the realisation of a more solid and profound Melbourne-Thessaloniki connection. “I was moved when Greek Jew Maria Curtis told the story about how she survived the Holocaust, at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne,” Yiannis Boutaris said.“The 91-year-old woman was born in Thessaloniki but during the Holocaust lived in a Jewish ghetto from where she escaped. She was saved thanks to a Greek Orthodox priest and his daughters, who hid her and protected her. Apart from her sister, Curtis’ whole family was killed by the Nazis. I was really touched by her story. These people have been through a lot.”When asked about his views on Greek political matters, Thessaloniki’s mayor took the opportunity to remind the press that he is independent and won’t take part in any dispute between parties.“The support we received in the last elections proves we should not go off our track. I am more interested in a joint national policy than politics itself.”“I am a mayor not a politician, and my goal is to help Thessaloniki become a better city for its citizens,” said the mayor.“Let us not forget I entered politics – or should I say the realm of local government – after the age of 60, coming from private initiative. I do not consider myself different. I don’t have horns on my head. I just don’t like to compromise my beliefs. We are all different and we should respect one another. This is the only compromise.” The City Mayors Foundation included Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris in the shortlist of 26 candidates for the 2014 World Mayor prize.last_img read more

Greece among the 10 smartest countries in the world

first_imgThe Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a list that ranks countries based on the highest number of scientists it ‘produces’ per capita.Greece was placed among the 10 ‘smartest’ countries in the world in fields such as mathematics, physics, technology and engineering. Despite the fact that in 2013 government funding for research dropped to only a 0.08 per cent of the GDP, Greeks occupied sixth place with a good 26 per cent.South Korea topped the OECD list, with 32 per cent of students in the country studying in a scientific field.Germany ranked second with 31 per cent and Sweden came third with 28. Finland and France occupied fourth and fifth place with 28 and 27 per cent respectively.Meanwhile, Estonia landed in seventh place, while also being declared a champion in gender equality in the field, with a whopping 41 per,cent of Estonian scientists being female. Mexico, Austria and Portugal also made the cut, with 25 per cent of the population opting for the science and research field. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Les cheveux blonds sont apparus différemment en Europe et dans le Pacifique

first_imgLes cheveux blonds sont apparus différemment en Europe et dans le PacifiquePubliée récemment dans Science, une étude génétique américaine a établi que la couleur blonde de la chevelure est apparue deux fois dans l’évolution humaine, via deux mutations différentes, l’une en Europe, l’autre, plus récemment, dans le Pacifique Sud. S’ils ont une des peaux les plus sombres parmi les populations non africaines, les habitants des îles Salomon, à l’est de la Nouvelle-Guinée (Pacifique Sud) sont souvent blonds. Une particularité qui n’est pas due au métissage avec les colons ou voyageurs européens, comme on le pensait jusqu’alors, mais bien à une mutation génétique originale, distincte de celle entraînant la blondeur chez les populations d’origine européenne, et apparue il y a quelque 10.000 ans ‘seulement’.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?C’est ce que viennent de montrer Carlos Bustamante et Sean Myles, de l’Université Stanford (Californie). L’analyse génétique d’échantillons de salive provenant de 43 personnes blondes des îles Salomon, de 42 personnes brunes de ces mêmes îles et de 900 autres sujets non originaires du Pacifique a montré, chez les premiers uniquement, une mutation d’un gène appelé TYRP1. Un gène également connu pour être impliqué dans la coloration du pelage de certains animaux et dans un certain type d’albinisme humain – mais pas dans la blondeur des Européens.”Nous avions d’abord pensé : eh bien, ça doit être un allèle du capitaine Cook !”, plaisante Carlos Bustamante, qui conclut : “Avant, tout le monde aurait pensé que les cheveux blonds avaient évolué une seule fois chez l’homme. Cela nous montre que nous ne pouvons pas vraiment considérer que même ces mutations courantes sont communes aux différentes populations humaines. Il est essentiel d’étudier les populations non européennes pour trouver des mutations qui peuvent expliquer la grande variation phénotypique de l’homme”.Le 4 mai 2012 à 14:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Black Lightning Season 2 Episode 5 Recap So Is He Dead or

first_img The episode begins with a big shock of an opening scene. With a jaunty Dean Martin tune playing, we watch Gambi buy a snack off the street and get into his car. Strangely, they decided to shoot it with no lighting at all. The scene was so dark, I started to wonder if there was something wrong with my TV. As he drives away, a van filled with sinister-looking men pulls up. They immediately start firing on him. Try as he might to get away, he can’t shake his assailants. With his van’s armor deteriorating, he tries firing back at them. His van flips over, exploding as it hits the ground. We’re clearly meant to think that Gambi has died, and he may well be. Henderson tells Jefferson as much later that night. We don’t see the body though, and we all know the first rule of comic book deaths.Though they haven’t found a body yet, Henderson says eyewitnesses didn’t see anyone leave the SUV before it exploded. The police are just searching the scene for DNA at this point. Henderson asks Jefferson and Anissa to let the police handle it, and Jefferson is content to listen to him. Gambi always had a plan. Jefferson doesn’t believe he’s dead either. He’ll wait, but not for the cops. Gambi’s bound to contact him at some point. Anissa isn’t so sure. After tearfully telling Jenn, she runs to Grace’s apartment. This is what those awkward reunion scenes all season have been leading up to. It might have worked better had we spent just a little more time on their romance, but some of these episodes have been trying to do too much as it is already. Still, it works here. It’s a sweet, beautiful scene and Nafessa Williams plays the emotion so well. Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week’Black Lightning’ Season 2 Finale Recap: Preparing for War Stay on targetcenter_img Mistake or fate? #BlackLightning pic.twitter.com/M5isHYvtNE— Black Lightning (@blacklightning) November 14, 2018It’s not a happy ending right away, though. Despite Anissa’s proclamation that, if she were to die, she’d want to be next to Grace, Grace isn’t buying it. She understandably hasn’t forgiven Anissa for disappearing on her the way she did. She’s not going to let Anissa back in just because she showed up at her doorstep at an emotional moment. She fears that as soon as Anissa’s life gets better, she’ll abandon her again. Her fears are seemingly confirmed when Anissa can’t promise her that she won’t hurt her. OK, to be fair to Anissa here, that’s not really a promise you can ask of anyone. The best anyone can do is try. Still, Anissa’s lack of response upsets Grace enough that her powers start to come out. Oh yeah, Grace Choi is a metahuman, just like the Pierce family. She’s taking pills to suppress her abilities, but Black Lightning‘s superhero roster is only getting bigger. I’m glad the show is finally spending even a little more screen time on this relationship. If we’re going to be emotionally invested in Grace and Anissa, it’s going to take a lot more of this.Cress Williams as Black Lightning (Photo Credit: Bob Mahoney/The CW)The episode uses the uncertainty of Gambi’s death so effectively. It exploits our expectations surrounding comic book death. It knows we know the rule. No body, no death. It uses our knowledge to put us in Jefferson’s shoes. We’re right there with him through every step of his denial. As the entire Pierce family is grieving the loss of their uncle, Jefferson still refuses to believe he’s gone. He tries to talk to a bartender who has his ear to the ground for more information. He doesn’t get any. Everyone agrees there’s no way Gambi could have escaped the car. He likely burned to death in that explosion. After endless dead ends, he finally appears to accept his mentor’s death, sobbing over Gambi’s old pocketwatch. It’s still entirely possible Gambi could make a miraculous return, but the episode certainly makes the situation feel hopeless.As strong as Jefferson story was, the show still couldn’t help but get in its own way. It’s trying to do too much at once. As a result, there are too many scenes that hint at future developments, but ultimately go nowhere. This is clearly a setup episode, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, there are ways to make setup fun to watch. This week’s Black Lightning didn’t do that. There wasn’t even one good action scene to give us something flashy to look at while most of the story stagnated. Jenn and Khalil had another fraught, but ultimately pointless meeting. Tobias revealed a little of what was in the briefcase, which appears to be dirt on Freeland’s most powerful figures. He uses it to get a local politician in his pocket, who then… promises to move the free clinic to a different area of town. While that implies a movement of resources away from people who need it most, and probably will put it firmly under the control of Tobias, it doesn’t happen this episode. This would feel a lot more ominous if we saw even a hint of the consequences.Christine Adams as Lynn and Jennifer Riker as Dr. Jace (Photo Credit: Bob Mahoney/The CW)Aside from Jefferson’s journey, the story that works the best is Lynn’s. Her work with the ASA has certainly been filled with implied conflict, but this is the first episode where it actually begins to mean something. The organization bringing in a criminal who didn’t care about the kids Lynn was trying to save was always going to end up this way, and it was still shocking to watch it happen. Lynn develops a serum to reverse the effects of Green Light. The problem is that half the time, it kills the patient. Saving 14 of 28 isn’t good enough for Lynn, but it sure is for Jace, who argues that all the kids will die if they don’t do anything. Jace fakes a simulation, making Lynn believe she’s found a way to save everyone. Lynn’s heartbreaking reaction to watching 14 kids die sells the scene, even if we aren’t given any indication of what it means. Lynn orders security to take Jace away and that ‘s it. That’s all we get. What she does now, how the ASA will respond to Jace’s actions, I guess we’ll have to find out at some unspecified point in the future.Anissa’s other story was, again, a lot of set-up that won’t go anywhere until next week. While I’m sure it will make for an exciting hour of television in the future, it doesn’t make the current one feel like time well spent. She volunteers at the free clinic, before it moves, where she meets a young pregnant couple. The boyfriend acts very strange at the first appointment, but the girl assures Anissa that everything’s fine. Which in TV language means that everything is not fine. The next time we see the boyfriend he runs into the clinic with a bunch of holes in his face. He begs Anissa to protect his girlfriend and child before dying on the floor. If that wasn’t strange enough already a mysterious silver liquid leaks out of his face. What’s going on? We don’t get an answer yet, but we do get a tiny hint. On her way to make sure the girl’s OK, Anissa gets pulled over by what seems at first like another racist cop. Then she sees something moving under his face. She speeds off, and rather than chasing after her, the cop just smiles. Whatever Anissa ran into, we’ll have to wait until next week to find out.Jordan Calloway as Khalil/Painkiller and China Anne McClain as Jennifer (Photo Credit: Bob Mahoney/The CW)Too much setup can really take the wind out of a show. Gambi’s possible death was handled very well, but as for the rest of the episode, I get tired of thinking, “well, I guess we’ll see what that is next week.” If you’re going to have a set-up episode, you need to hint at the thing you’re setting up. It doesn’t matter how great an episode it leads to, it makes this one feel like a jumbled slog. The episode definitely had its high points, and a couple stories moved forward an appreciable amount. It just wasn’t enough to shake the feeling that the episode took on too much. Major season arcs feel like they aren’t being given enough time to develop, and it hinders the emotional moments the compact first season was so good at creating. Black Lightning has so much more time to tell its story this season. I just hope it starts using it more effectively.Black Lightning airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on The CWPreviously on Black Lightning:Black Lightning Season 2, Episode 4 RecapBlack Lightning Season 2, Episode 3 RecapBlack Lightning Season 2, Episode 2 Recaplast_img read more

40th Calle Ocho Festival kicks off in Little Havana

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Little Havana is coming alive this weekend for the 40th Annual Calle Ocho Festival.The festival features great food,  hundreds of international kiosks, street performers and all kinds of music, from salsa to hip-hop, across eight dedicated stages.World record hot dog eater Joey Chestnut and other competitive eaters will also be present for a croquetta eating contest.The festival kicks off Sunday at 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Locals can expect road closures on Southwest Eighth Street, from 12th to 27th avenues. Roads will reopen Sunday evening.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Genius YouTube Launch Interactive Song Stories

first_img Email Content Not Available If you like Snapchat or Instagram Stories, you’ll want to look into this new, immersive behind-the-music experience Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Apr 3, 2018 – 1:20 pm On April 2 Genius and YouTube announced their interactive music experience “Song Stories,” a mobile-friendly accompaniment to tracks with links to related content. And fans of Snapchat and Instagram Stories will find the short-form functionality very familiar. For example, the featured Song Story for “XO TOUR Llif3″ by Lil Uzi Vert takes you behind the scenes of the rapper’s rhymes, and includes other YouTube videos to watch such as concerts, covers, artist interviews, themed playlists, and more.Other artists with tracks in Genius’ gallery that you can either click through or sit back and watch include Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Drake, and Migos. Of course, the selection is expected to grow.”A song is so much more than an audio file. We’re constantly working to deliver users interesting and delightful information to make the music experience richer,” Genius President Ilan Zechory said. “Genius and YouTube, the two biggest sources of musical deep cuts and rabbit holes on the planet, are natural collaborators on this mission.” Facebook Twitter News center_img “Song Stories” Has A Genius Mission genius-youtube-launch-interactive-song-stories Because each song is a hub of its own, with the addition of connecting to other content, the song itself becomes a light-weight internet platform of its own. YouTube Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen described Song Stories as “a more immersive way to explore music.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more https://twitter.com/Genius/status/980808821055553536 Genius, YouTube Launch Interactive “Song Stories” last_img read more

Dr Brian Reagan Appointed Wilmingtons Assistant Superintendent NEW INFO

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Public Schools recently embarked upon a search for a new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Staff Development in to order to replace Mr. Sean Gallagher, who will be moving on from the district at the end of the current school year.This process included the initial work of an eleven member screening committee who reviewed almost 50 applicants, conducted screening interviews and then identified three (3) semi-finalists to advance for further consideration.Following additional interviews and reference checks, Superintendent-elect Dr. Glenn Brand announced on June 3, 2018, the Wilmington School Committee accepted his recommendation to appoint Dr. Brian Reagan as the next Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Staff Development pending successful contract negotiations.Dr. Reagan has almost 25 years of experience in public education with almost 18 years serving in a variety of educational leadership roles. He began his school leadership experience as the assistant principal at Bedford High School in Bedford, Massachusetts. Following his tenure in Bedford, he assumed the principal role in the Shrewsbury Public Schools as the high school principal. Most recently, for the past seven years, Dr. Reagan has served as the principal of Hudson High School in Hudson, Massachusetts.Both current and former supervisors describe Dr. Reagan as a leader who is highly professional, a dedicated team player and someone who possesses exceptional interpersonal skills which have led to his accomplishments as a notable team builder and community engager. It also became clear through the interview process that Dr. Reagan is widely respected by his peers, his staff and the families he serves, who described him as approachable, accessible, student-centered and a leader who is fair and honest.Dr. Reagan has a deep, broad and coherent understanding of contemporary issues related to curriculum, instruction and teaching and learning. Dr. Reagan has extensive involvement in the wider educational community throughout Massachusetts. The work has included service with the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators Association (MSSAA) where he served on the high school, legislative, and educational policy committees. He has also been very active in leading professional development for the staff in his school and district around such topics that have included understanding the roles and responsibilities in special education service delivery, academic rigor, and 21st Century Education related topics.Dr. Reagan holds degrees from Northeastern University (Ed.D.), University of Massachusetts – Boston (M.Ed.), and Boston University (B.A.).Dr. Brand thanked the members of the screening committee that included: Kristen Walsh (Director, Boutwell Early Childhood Center); Marie Cahalane (Guidance Counselor, CTL, Wilmington High School); Bob Mauirello (Grade 3 Teacher, Shawsheen Elementary School); Jen Fidler (Art Teacher, CTL, Wilmington High School); Sue MacDonald (ESE Teacher, CTL, District); Christine McMenimen (Principal, North Intermediate School); Linda Peters (Principal, Wilmington High School); Jeannette Quirk (Assistant Principal, Wilmington Middle School); Sheree Emmons (Special Education Teacher, Woburn St. School); Christine Murray (Coordinator of Behavioral Health and Social Emotional Support); and Lisa Federici (Health Teacher, Professional Development Committee Co-Chair, Wilmington Middle School).In addition, Dr. Brand also thanked Ken Storlazzi (Director of Human Resources), Alice Brown-Legrand (Director of Student Support Services), and Paul Ruggiero, Interim Superintendent of Schools, for assisting in the search process.(NOTE: The above press release is from Wilmington Public Schools.)Like 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… RelatedBREAKING NEWS: School Committee Appoints New Assistant SuperintendentIn “Education”Superintendent Reorganizes Student Support Services Department; Special Education & Nursing Depts. To BenefitIn “Education”Superintendent Brand Announces His TEN Goals For The 2019-2020 School YearIn “Education”last_img read more

Best Australian Amazon Prime Day deals 485 Xbox One X 222 PlayStation

first_img A very expensive speaker is now well over $1000 cheaper! Save $1175! Sarah Tew/CNET Amazon Prime Day CNET may get a commission from retail offers. That’s it for now, but come back. We’ll be updating this post with the deals as they come in! $485 for an Xbox One X with game PlayStation VR with Camera and VR Worlds for $222 17 Photos Amazon Echo (2nd Gen) for $75 Save $351 This is your Amazon Echo base model, connects to Alexa, does all the smart home assistant things you might expect like check the weather, play music, news, shopping lists, etc. 50% off See at Amazon Review • Xbox One X review: Is it worthy of the hype? Share your voice 1 25% off Look, you know you’ve always wanted one of these ridiculous scooters. Now is the time. At $538, you’re saving $351 here! 50% off See also See at Amazon Nintendo The PlayStation VR headset is an absolute steal at this price. VR Worlds is also a great intro to VR.  The Echo Dot is Amazon’s smallest and cutest assistant.  $100 off See at Amazon See at Amazon Up to 25% off selected Nintendo Switch games Now playing: Watch this: Beoplay A9 for $2499.99 Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Gen) for $115 50% off Microsoft Xbox One X 36% off Xbox One X with The Division 2 TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones for $67 Carn Amazon, you can’t take the full 50% off?Still this is a decent deal for premium assistant. See at Amazon 32% off Segway Ninebot ES2 Folding Electric Kick Scooter Save $177! Tyler Lizenby/CNET Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 are on there See at Amazon Prime Day 2019: The leftovers Walmart’s final day of anti-Prime Day deals After Amazon Prime Day 2019: You can still snag deals on the Echo and Echo Dot 4 great cheap deals you can get anytime Amazon Prime Day 2019: Fire TV deals end, but Roku discounts still going strong Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best deals on Chromebooks, gaming laptops and MacBooks Post-Prime Day deals from Vizio: Save up to $1,200 on TVs, $200 on an Atmos sound bar See at Amazon The Xbox One X is the most powerful console on the market right now. If you’re looking for a console to sit under your 4K TV, this is about as good as it gets. Amazon See at Amazon Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. If you’re looking for a cheap pair of noise cancelling headphones you could go worse than this. Preview • Xbox One X coming November 7 for $499: Everything we know Echo Show (2nd Gen) for $249 Amazon Prime Day 2019: Everything to know Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for $39 Mentioned Above Microsoft Xbox One X This Amazon site handles your biggest, bulkiest purchases The Echo Plus is good if you’re after high quality sound to go alongside your regular smart home assistanting (is that a word?). $319 Breath of the Wild is $52, Mario Kart 8 is $47 and Super Mario Odyssey is $47. Nintendo games don’t typically go cheap, so worth checking in on this one. $369 Amazon See it TaoTronics See It See at Amazon Get sweet deals on the Amazon Echo. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Hello Australian friends, it’s Prime Day. The days of us being totally excluded from Prime day are over. Australia has had its own Prime Day, with its own sales, since 2018. So if you want to spend money and buy all the Echo Dots at 50% off, we have you covered. We have a massive suite of sales posts, some of which Australians may or may not be eligible for. But in this post? It’s Australian deals only folks. Strewth, bloody oath galah.Quick note for overseas folks stumbling across this post, all prices in this post are in Australian dollars.Two quick notes before we beginFirstly, many Amazon workers have gone on strike during Amazon Prime day. Depending on your where you sit, that may or may not affect your decision to shop at Amazon during this time period.Secondly, you have to be an Amazon Prime member to take part in Prime deals. Again, your call if you think it’s worth it, but there are sales all year round on products and Prime video is a pretty solid alternative to Netflix. I recommend The Terror, that show rules. It cost $6.99AU per month but you can try the 30-day free trial if you like and shop through the deals.Alright, now for the deals! James Martin/CNET Comment See at Amazon 1:43 Tags Tyler Lizenby/CNET Appliances Smart Homelast_img read more

Tanzanian woman arrested for running a brothel in Hyderabad

first_imgHyderabad: The Special Operation Team (SOT) of Malkajgiri conducted raids along with local police on an alleged brothel house at Bharani Colony organised by Tanzanian women at a flat under the limits of Neredmet Police Station. The police arrested one Tanzanian woman and rescued two Tanzanian victims, while another organiser is at large. The accused was identified as Ramadhani Usanga Sabia Bayoni (30) and Edwords (organiser), who is absconding. According to the officials, on credible information, on Friday the SOT Malkajgiri and Neredmet police organised a decoy operation on alleged brothel house at Neredmet. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us It was alleged that it was being organised clandestinely by Tanzanian woman Ramadhani Usanga Sabia Bayoni along with her friend Edward. Both the accused were uploading obscene photographs of the victims on websites and tempting customers by forwarding the photographs and collecting Rs 10,000 from each punter. Police registered a case under sections 370(A) IPC and Sec. 3, 4 and 5 of PITA Act, Sec.14 of Immigration Act and Sec. 7 of Foreigners Act. The arrested person was handed over to Neredmet Police. Police said efforts on to nab the absconding accused.last_img read more

Jordan Peeles Us Becomes Universal Halloween Horror Maze

first_img While not quite on the level as his debut film Get Out, Jordan Peele’s Us is still one of the best movies of the year and cements Peele as a heady horror filmmaker to keep your eye on. This brutal home invasion movie, where the family is terrorized by their own “Tethered” doppelgangers, asks a lot of questions about privilege and inequality and self-deluding psychological dark sides and nature vs. nurture without necessarily answering all of them. Plus what’s up with all those rabbits?Even if the more intellectual material goes over your head though Us works as a terrifically tense horror movie that’s violent without being too violent and gives the audience plenty of relieving applause moments. Peele wanted the Tethered to become a new kind of iconic movie monster. And if you don’t think he succeeded, just go outside wearing a red jumpsuit while holding some scissors and see what happens.What’s so terrifying about the Tethered though is that everyone has a bitter counterpart, and they could strike at anytime. It could even happen to you! And if you want a taste of what that’s like, try out the new Us-inspired maze coming to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights.Like any theme park attraction based on a movie, the Universal’s Us maze just wants you to live in the universe of the film. But whereas something like Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a thrilling space adventure and Universal’s own Ghostbusters maze will probably be more comedic, Us is a pure nightmare. Mirroring the events of the film, attendees start off in 1986 just like young Adelaide getting lost in the house of funhouse mirrors. You then travel to the present just as the Tethered begin to take their revenge on the surface.We’ll still have to wait and see what that revenge looks like. Did Peele and the cast and crew make new material? Will they scan your face and have actors wear a mask of you before they kill you? How much corny hip-hop will they reference? Find out for yourself when the Us attraction launches as part of Universal Halloween Horror Nights beginning September 6 in Orlando and September 13 is Los Angeles. ‘The Twilight Zone’ Finale Trailer Introduces Creepy ‘Blurryman”SNL’ Spoofs Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ With ‘Horrifying’ Discover Card Skit Stay on targetlast_img read more

Grenade attack on 3 telecom facilities in Srinagar 4 injured

first_imgAfter nearly two months, militants again targeted telecom facilities on Friday, police said. They allegedly carried out three grenade attacks in Srinagar, in which four persons were injured.The attacks were carried out within four hours in 1-km, targeting facilities of Aircel, Vodafone and government-run BSNL.In the first attack, two unidentified men barged into the office of Aircel at Karan Nagar, located less than 300 metres from Zonal Police Headquarters, at 11.30 am and asked the staffers to vacate the premises, police said. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI“The militants then hurled a grenade on the premises and fled,” a police official said.About 500 metres away from this spot, the second attack was carried in a similar fashion at a Vodafone showroom. Initially, no injuries were reported. However, later three persons showed up at SMHS hospital with injuries. Doctors said the trio had suffered minor injuries caused by splinters of glass panes.The two blasts – within 30 minutes – shook the area and prompted the police to issue an alert for the assailants.  Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindA few hours later, another attack was carried out in Shaheedgunj at 3pm. Militants allegedly hurled a grenade at a BSNL tower. A labourer was  injured in the incident. The BSNL is less than a kilometre away from the scene of the earlier two incidents. The labourer, Farid Mohammad Bhai, working in the neighbouring house, sustained splinter injuries in the blast, a police officer said. He was admitted to SMHS hospital.  Police have launched a manhunt to nab the militants.last_img read more

How Food Tech Is Expanding Opportunities for Shoppers and Entrepreneurs

first_img Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals November 30, 2016 This story appears in the December 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Americans have long been obsessed with all things eating, and now that means obsessing over how clean their diet is — vegan, gluten-free, organic or additive-averse. To keep consumers happily fed, chefs and food manufacturers are figuring out how to maximize taste without any suspect ingredients. Related: 12 Ways to Eat Healthy No Matter How Busy You Are“We’ve pushed the limits of how well a crop ships or how long it can sit on a shelf, but when you don’t make flavor a priority, it gets lost,” says Lane Selman, an agricultural researcher at Oregon State University and founder of the Culinary Breeding Network, which connects plant breeders with farmers and chefs to create better-tasting grains and vegetables. But it’s the hearty dose of attention from venture capitalists and tech firms that has recently transformed the granola world of “clean eating” into a science-centric new frontier. Related: What’s Ahead in 2017? Six Experts Share Predictions.Case in point: The $100 million that investors — including Bill Gates and Google Ventures — sunk into Impossible Foods, a San Francisco-based food startup founded by a Stanford biochemist. When the company’s juicy meatless burger debuted at David Chang’s Momofuku Nishi this fall, the line of diners stretched down the New York sidewalk. And Impossible Foods is hardly alone in the race for beefy flavor without the butcher: Beyond Meat, which counts Twitter founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams as investors, has taken aim at the freezer aisle with faux meat crumbles and chicken nuggets. And for actual animal flesh minus the carbon footprint and livestock squeamishness, some startups are raising meat in labs, like Mosa Meat (Sergey Brin is an investor), which figured out how to grow a burger from bovine stem cells. Related: Sharpen Your Memory with Brain-Healthy FoodsFor vegan chef and Kite Hill cofounder Tal Ronnen, it was a moment of mortification that motivated him to double down on science: He was hired by casino magnate Steve Wynn to design menus for 12 restaurants, and while Ronnen was walking the team of chefs through alternatives to butter and cheese, one literally spit out a sample. Making a vegan cheese that wasn’t nasty wouldn’t just take years of tinkering in the kitchen — it involved partnering with a biochemist to develop proprietary enzymes that could make pure almond milk form curds like dairy. Related: Trends 2017: Opportunities Entrepreneurs Are Chasing NowKite Hill now sells 17 unique SKUs, including ricotta, Brie, cheese-filled ravioli and yogurt. Khosla Ventures was an early investor, and in May, CAVU Venture Partners and General Mills’ VC arm led an $18 million investment in the alt-dairy powerhouse. Related: 4 Experts on The Trends They Hope Are Nearly OverBut to stretch beyond the 2 percent of consumers who consider themselves vegan, Kite Hill is taking a page from the milk aisle, where alternatives like soy milk and almond milk have shouldered nearly 20 percent market share without ever using the v-word. “We don’t want to make products for only a captive vegan audience,” says CEO Matt Sade. “For people to discover this brand, our products can’t just taste incrementally better — we have to make products that are light-years tastier.” Cheesy but true. Menu MavericksImpossible burger: New York City’s Momofuku Nishi debuted Impossible Foods’ burger that “bleeds” though it’s made from potato proteins, wheat proteins and coconut oil. Owner David Chang has also used his R&D lab to experiment with fermenting chickpeas, which creates a sweet umami bomb that now replaces the traditional Pecorino Romano in the restaurant’s version of cacio e pepe.Related: 12 Restaurants Capitalizing on the Anti-Fast Food RevolutionChickpea pisco sour: The liquid in canned chickpeas — aka aquafaba — makes for a surprisingly good egg substitute. Los Angeles restaurants Gracias Madre and Birch both use whipped aquafaba as a vegan stand-in for egg foam on classic cocktails, like pisco sours.Habanada sherbet: Michael Mazourek, a Cornell professor and one of the top plant breeders in the world, created the habanada pepper — all the floral notes of a habanero minus even a hint of heat. Nora Antene, former pastry chef at Portland, Oreg.’s renowned Le Pigeon, made the new pepper a sherbet standout. So long, chocolate chip ice cream. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 4 min readlast_img read more

HeartFlow Enters into Licensing Agreement with CedarsSinai for Coronary Plaque Assessment Technology

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 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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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more News | Cardiac Imaging | March 13, 2018 HeartFlow Enters into Licensing Agreement with Cedars-Sinai for Coronary Plaque Assessment Technology AutoPlaque technology will accelerate HeartFlow’s efforts to bring plaque assessment to the HeartFlow Analysis March 13, 2018 –  HeartFlow, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a licensing and technology transfer agreement with Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles for AutoPlaque technology, a software tool used to detect and characterize coronary artery plaque based on coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) images. HeartFlow plans to use the AutoPlaque technology in its efforts to provide plaque assessment in future products, providing physicians with more information to help diagnose patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and determine optimal treatment pathways.The assessment of vulnerable plaque – lesions in coronary arteries that have the potential to rupture and cause acute coronary syndrome (ACS) – is an important area of clinical research. Results of the EMERALD (Exploring the MEchanism of the plaque Rupture in Acute coronary syndrome using coronary CT angiography and computationaL fluidDynamics) study, which were presented at EuroPCR 2016, demonstrated that the HeartFlow® FFRct Analysis, together with an assessment of coronary plaque, may help predict which coronary plaques are most likely to rupture. The HeartFlow FFRct Analysis is a first-of-its-kind non-invasive technology that provides a personalized 3D model of the heart to help clinicians diagnose and treat patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD).“In addition to assessing lesion-specific physiology, understanding and characterizing coronary artery plaque is important in determining the most appropriate treatment path for patients with suspected CAD. The power of utilizing the AutoPlaque tool in the HeartFlow Analysis may accelerate our ability to analyze and characterize plaque in coronary arteries,” said John H. Stevens, M.D., president and chief executive officer, HeartFlow.CAD, which today affects 16.8 million Americans, develops when the coronary arteries narrow, reducing blood flow to the heart and causing angina (chest pain), myocardial infarction (heart attack) and death. Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) is a life-threatening condition that occurs due to decreased blood flow to the heart, often because of a sudden rupture of plaque inside a coronary artery. ACS encompasses both unstable angina and myocardial infarction. In the United States, an ACS occurs every 25 seconds and someone dies from an ACS-related event every minute. Each year, approximately 1.4 million Americans are hospitalized with ACS, of whom 810,000 are hospitalized for myocardial infarction. Studies have shown that plaque rupture causes approximately 75 percent of fatal myocardial infarctions.About the HeartFlow FFRct AnalysisClinicians diagnostics someone with suspected CAD want to know as definitively as possible if the individual has a significant blockage in their coronary arteries. They also want to know the impact of that blockage on blood flow so they can best determine which treatment pathway is appropriate (e.g., medical management, stenting or coronary artery bypass grafting).Data from a patient’s non-invasive CCTA are securely uploaded from the hospital’s system to the cloud. HeartFlow leverages deep learning to create a personalized, digital 3D model of the patient’s coronary arteries. The HeartFlow Analysis then uses powerful computer algorithms to solve millions of complex equations to simulate blood flow and assess the impact of blockages on coronary blood flow. The HeartFlow FFRct Analysis is provided via a secure online interface to offer actionable information to enable clinicians to determine the optimal course of treatment. To date, clinicians around the world have used the HeartFlow Analysis for more than 15,000 patients to aid in the diagnosis of heart disease.This technology has been demonstrated to reduce unnecessary and invasive diagnostic coronary angiography procedures, which can be associated with bleeding, stroke, major blood vessel damage and other serious complications. It also significantly reduces healthcare costs for hospitals.For more information: www.heartflow.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more center_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Video Player is loading.ITN Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance AthletesPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 11:59Loaded: 1.36%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -11:59 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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News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 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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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 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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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk in Ultra-endurance Athletes Nate Bachman, graduate read more Related Content Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read morelast_img read more

Aruba and Cuba signs agreement for joint promotion of tourism

first_imgAruban and Cuban Governments have signed a cooperative agreement focusing on tourism for the two destinations, including the possibility of a cruise ship route that links the two countries and others in the southern Caribbean. The agreement was signed by Rodrigo Malmierca, Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment and Otmar Uduber, Aruba’s Minister of Tourism, Transportation and Culture at Havana.“Aruba sees Cuba as a new destination, despite its existence for some time now, and it will soon see organizational changes that will contribute to making the country a more attractive destination to explore from the U.S. market,” Uduber said.According to Uduber, the agreement will open up new tourism possibilities for Aruba. The focus includes a dual destination program and the exchange of information on managing cruise facilities, marketing strategies to attract visitors and the timeshare sector. These initiatives will be driven through job platforms between the two countries.Cuba is also interested in Aruba’s experiences in the field of timeshare as well as new law proposals in respect to the management of accommodation. Aside from the topics of tourism and transportation, agriculture and culture were high on the agenda during the Minister Oduber’s visit to Havana.last_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo After firing their head coach and offensive coordinator, the Cleveland Browns have decided to acquire a former Arizona Cardinal to take over a vacant position.It was announced that retired quarterback Ryan Lindley will assume the role of running backs coach for Cleveland after Freddie Kitchens, another descendant of the Cardinals’ coaching tree, was promoted to offensive coordinator.Lindley and Kitchens have been linked since their days in Arizona, where Kitchens served as the quarterbacks coach between 2012 and 2016. Lindley served as one of four quarterbacks to start for Arizona in the 2012-13 season but was eventually cut in favor of other options. He returned to the team in 2014 after quarterback Carson Palmer suffered a season-ending injury. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Before joining the Browns in Jan. 2018, Haley spent six years running the offense of his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories center_img During his playing career, Lindley appeared in 10 regular season games including nine as a Cardinal and one as a Colt. His most notable start came in the 2015 postseason when he started in place of quarterback Drew Stanton, who is also currently a backup for Cleveland. Lindley connected on 16-of-28 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown in the 27-16 Wild Card loss to Carolina.Related LinksThe Consensus Week 9: Cardinals move up in all 10 rankings’No second-guessing’ for Cardinals offensive coordinator Byron LeftwichBaker: Defense got excited watching Rosen’s fourth-quarter comebackCardinals make flurry of roster moves before trade deadlineThis is a new challenge for Lindley, who has spent most of his young coaching career working with quarterbacks. After his release from the Indianapolis Colts in 2015, Lindley began to train quarterback prospects for the NFL Combine.During his time training prospects, Lindley worked closely with the likes of Jared Goff, Carson Wentz and Mitch Trubisky.Lindley served as a graduate assistant with the San Diego State coaching staff during the 2017 season. Now, he’ll rejoin Kitchens for his first coaching position for a professional team. He’ll be tasked with training and developing the No. 35 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, running back Nick Chubb.Kitchens replaced OC Todd Haley, who served as offensive coordinator for the Cardinals during their 2009 Super Bowl appearance. Haley departed for a position in Kansas City following the Super Bowl, replacing current Arizona State head coach Herm Edwards as the Chiefs’ head coach. 36 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals’ Ryan Lindley (14) looks to pass under pressure from Carolina Panthers’ Charles Johnson (95) in the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)last_img read more

In this April 12 2018 photo German rappers Kolleg

first_img In this April 12, 2018 photo German rappers Kollegah & Farid Bang receive the “Hip-Hop/Urban national” award during the 2018 Echo Music Awards ceremony in Berlin. A German Jewish leader is criticizing a music awards show for giving a prize to two rappers whose reference to the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp in a song she says harms efforts to fight anti-Semitism. German rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang won an Echo award Thursday night for their new album on which a song contains the line “my body’s more defined than an Auschwitz inmate’s.” (Axel Schmidt/Pool Photo via AP) BERLIN – A German Jewish leader is criticizing a music awards show for giving a prize to two rappers whose reference to the Nazis’ Auschwitz death camp in a song she says harms efforts to fight anti-Semitism.German rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang won an Echo award Thursday night for their new album, including a track that contains the line “my body more defined than Auschwitz inmates’.”Charlotte Knobloch, former head of the Central Council of Jews, said Friday giving them an award in the hip-hop/urban national category was a “devastating sign” amid growing signs of “anti-Semitism in our society, especially in schools.”She says “the two rappers reach millions of mostly young people with their inhuman message.”The rappers have defended the line as artistic freedom and not political opinion. by The Associated Press Posted Apr 13, 2018 6:47 am PDT Last Updated Apr 13, 2018 at 8:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img German Jewish leader slams rap song for Auschwitz referencelast_img read more