Via CRFFIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! There wasn’t a lot to smile about on Saturday but there were a few bright moments amidst all the rain and thunder and floods of tears. Here are a few of those moments.I still have zero idea how James Castleman caught this pick. That was Dez-like!That’s a boss throw…which would be great if he could make boss 8-yard throws (I’d settle for middle management 8-yard throws at this point).Emmanuel Ogbah basically sacked Trevone Boykin with one hand. I love this camera angle — especially for successful plays like this one. We saw it from the other side last week with a Roland TD but just to watch plays open up like this (a rarity these days!) is really cool.Is David Glidden our most reliable receiver? He might be, right?This wasn’t ideal. More rain than sunshine here.Ogbah is tied for seventh in the nation in total sacks. Here’s a look at the top 10:
The Tryall Scholarship Fund has been developed and supported by management and staff of the hotel The awardees were chosen based on their ability to achieve and maintain good grades Story Highlights Thirty-six students of educational institutions, including high schools, colleges and universities, have been presented with scholarships worth $4.2 million, by the Tryall Scholarship Fund.The presentation ceremony was held at the Tryall Great House in Sandy Bay, Hanover, on August 8.The awardees were chosen based on their ability to achieve and maintain good grades. This year’s recipient of the Louise Cullman Scholarship is Ricardo Graham, a member of staff at the hotel. This scholarship was named in memory of the late member of staff.Addressing recipients at the ceremony, 2011 winner of Louise Cullman Scholarship, Anthia Williamson, encouraged them to always focus on their vision, in order to conquer failure and eventually reap success.“I implore you awardees to take your studies very seriously and use this great opportunity, not only to advance yourselves to achieve your academic goals, but to be role models to yourselves and others. With this investment that has been made in us, it is only fair that we repay it in abundance by helping to create a better society and a better world,” she said.Miss Williamson said that her decision to continue her studies was not easy, but she was deeply humbled and proud of her accomplishments.“Over the past two years, my decision to go back to school has reinforced in me the fact that knowledge is power and education has the key to liberate the mind. I therefore challenge you, every single one of you, to give back to this initiative in whatever way you can,” she urged.The Tryall Scholarship Fund has been developed and supported by management and staff of the hotel and is aimed at improving the lives of children and families in the parish of Hanover, through its education, health and welfare projects. This year’s recipient of the Louise Cullman Scholarship is Ricardo Graham
New Delhi: Bhim Army founder Chandrashekhar Azad Wednesday alleged Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav were “agents” of the BJP, adding he will not contest from Varanasi if his candidature scuttled the Dalit movement. He made the remarks during a public meeting in Jaipur days after BSP chief Mayawati termed him a “BJP agent” and alleged that he was contesting from Varanasi as part of the saffron party’s conspiracy to divide Dalit votes. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has entered into an alliance with SP in Uttar Pradesh to take on the BJP. “Akhilesh Yadav gave promotion to officers who inflicted atrocities on Dalits. His father says in Parliament that he wants Modi to become prime minister again. They are agents of the BJP, not me,” the Bhim Army chief said. “They call me an agent for questioning them. Yes, I am an agent of B R Ambedkar… If my own people were not in my way, I would have shown you (Akhilesh) that if we can vote you to power, we can pull you down too,” he said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Chandrashekhar also claimed that Mayawati was being “misled” by Satish Chandra Mishra, her general secretary and Brahmin face of the BSP. He added that he won’t contest the election in Varanasi if his candidature “strengthened” Prime Minister Narendra Modi in any way. Varanasi is the parliamentary constituency of Modi. Mayawati had on Sunday tweeted, “BJP tried hard to help Chandrashekhar join the BSP as its mole, but failed in its conspiracy. It is imperative in national interest to dislodge autocratic, despotic anti-Dalit BJP from power. Please ensure no vote goes waste.” The Bhim Party founder had announced at a rally in the national capital last month that he would contest against Modi from Varanasi and welcomed support of all parties, including the Congress, to take on the BJP. He had also sought the support of SP and BSP for his candidature, saying Dalit groups would back their alliance in other seats. The SP-BSP-RLD alliance is yet to declare its candidate against Modi in Varanasi. The Chandrashekhar-led group shot to limelight during the May 2017 clashes between Dalits and upper caste Thakurs in Saharanpur of Uttar Pradesh. Chandrashekhar was arrested after the clashes. Though he was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court, the UP Police arrested him under the stringent National Security Act. He was released in September 2018 after spending 16 months in jail.
Theni(TN): Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a broadside against the Opposition Saturday, saying the DMK, Congress and their ‘mahamilavati’ friends cannot accept strides India has made and therefore were “unhappy” with him. Taking a swipe at the DMK-Congress combine, he said those who were “sworn enemies” have joined hands, despite the national party having “humiliated” its southern ally in the past. “Today India is rapidly making a mark in the world. The Congress, DMK and their mahamilavati friends cannot accept this. That is why they are unhappy with me,” he said at an election rally here. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The Prime Minister has been describing the opposition ‘mahagatbandhan’ (mega alliance) as ‘mahamilavati,’ meaning adulterated. Taking pot shots at DMK President MK Stalin’s proposal naming Congress chief Rahul Gandhi as Prime Ministerial candidate, Modi said there were no takers for this among the opposition “because they are in line to be PM and dream of the post.” “Some days ago, DMK supremo (Stalin) projected the Naamdar (dynast–Gandhi) as PM (candidate) but no one was ready to accept it, not even their mahamilavati friends, because they are in line to be PM and dream of the post,” he said, without naming anyone. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Despite past “bitterness,” the Congress and DMK have joined hands, he said and recalled that the national party had “humiliated” the southern ally earlier, apparently referring to the dismissal of the DMK government in the past. Even during the 2G spectrum allocation scam, centered around then Telecom Minster A Raja of DMK, the Dravidian party’s leaders were criticising the national party, which was leading the ruling UPA, he pointed out. “In an attempt to mislead the people, all the corrupt have ganged up in an attempt to defeat Modi,” he added.
7 February 2008In a bid to build on the momentum generated by last December’s landmark United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, the General Assembly will host a two-day debate on the crucial issue next week in New York. Assembly President Srgjan Kerim – who has made global warming a top priority – underscored that the UN cannot combat the problem on its own.“What is needed is a common vision, a global consensus, a global alliance for action,” he observed. “Only then will we have a chance to tackle this enormous challenge to our lives.”The Bali conference ended with 187 countries agreeing to launch a two-year process of formal negotiations on a successor pact to the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012, on greenhouse gas emissions.“Our aim is to support that process,” Mr. Kerim noted. “We need to keep the momentum created by the Bali Roadmap.”The debate, taking place on 11 and 12 February, will feature speakers such as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and will include panels with participants from the private sector, media, Government representatives and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).Nearly two dozen Government ministers are expected to take part in the Assembly debate.In a related development, a convention backed by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has joined forces with a European Community initiative to improve efforts to halt illegal trafficking of hazardous and other wastes.The UNEP-administered Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal has 170 Parties, and seeks to protect humans and the environment from the adverse impacts of hazardous wastes.Created in 1992, the European Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL) aims to ensure that environmental legislation is effectively implemented and enforced within the European Community.
25 November 2008The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) has faced significant challenges over the past five months to its ability to perform the vast majority of its tasks after Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. “These challenges have underscored the need to move forward with the reconfiguration of UNMIK,” Mr. Ban told the Security Council in his latest report on Kosovo, which the UN took over in 1999 after NATO forces drove out Yugoslav troops amid deadly fighting with the majority ethnic Albanian population there.The UN is neutral on the question of the status of Kosovo, which proclaimed independence in February this year in a move that Serbia rejects, and Mr. Ban has called for the reconfiguration in response to the “profoundly changed reality” on the ground.“As anticipated, UNMIK has faced significant challenges to its ability to perform the vast majority of its tasks as an interim administration, including in the areas of civil administration and economic governance and in other areas where new institutions are being created and new roles assumed by the Kosovo authorities under the constitution [they adopted],” he writes.“The reconfiguration is both timely and necessary and is being accelerated in order to adapt fully to the prevailing circumstances on the ground. It is taking place in a transparent manner with respect to all stakeholders and is consistent with the United Nations position of strict neutrality on the question of Kosovo’s status,” he adds.He notes the European Union’s preparations to undertake an enhanced operational role with its EULEX mission on the rule of law, and says his Special Representative for Kosovo Lamberto Zannier is facilitating its deployment, which will be carried out in close consultation with relevant stakeholders and coordinated with UNMIK.EULEX, which will report regularly to the UN, will operate under the overall authority and within the status-neutral framework of the UN, focusing particularly on the areas of international policing, justice and customs.Mr. Zannier has been in regular contact with the Serbian Government which has accepted these arrangements, while the authorities in Pristina, Kosovo’s capital, reject them, favour the quick deployment of EULEX and pledge to cooperate with it in accordance with the mandate foreseen for it in Kosovo’s declaration of independence, its constitution and its legislation.But Mr. Ban says he is “encouraged” by Pristina’s indication that “it is willing to cooperate with EULEX and, inter alia, the European Union and NATO.”
The election, the first to be held in the country in 20 years, is part of a Government-designed timetable towards greater democratization.A statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said the voting was held in conditions that were “insufficiently inclusive, participatory and transparent.”The Secretary-General believes the Myanmar authorities now have a responsibility to turn the conclusion of the election into a “new beginning” for the country and its people, it added.“Consistent with their commitments, the authorities must demonstrate that the ballot is part of a credible transition towards democratic government, national reconciliation and respect for human rights.” Mr. Ban urged the Myanmar authorities to release all remaining political prisoners and lift restrictions on detained pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi without further delay so that they can freely participate in the political life of their country. He also urged the authorities to ensure that the process of forming new institutions of government is as broad-based and inclusive as possible.“The international community will look to the Myanmar authorities to provide greater assurances that the current process marks a genuine departure from the status quo,” the statement added. Meanwhile, the Secretary-General voiced concern about reports of outbreaks of fighting in some areas and urged all sides to “refrain from any action that could raise tensions further or create instability at this sensitive time.” 8 November 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged authorities in Myanmar to ensure a credible transition towards democracy following the “insufficiently inclusive” vote held on Sunday in the South-east Asian nation.
by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 10, 2012 5:55 pm MDT TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,230.47 up 70.88 points):Spartan Oil Corp. (TSX:STO). Oil and gas. Up 34 cents, or 7.73 per cent, at $4.74 on 10,280,242 shares. Calgary-based Spartan has received an unsolicited takeover offer from an unnamed company. Spartan says it will consider the bid in consultation with its legal, financial and strategic advisers. No other details were released.Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd. (TSX:CLL). Oil and gas. Down 5.5 cents, or 20.75 per cent, at 21 cents on 10,262,134 shares.Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY). Oil and gas. Up $3.15, or 13.53 per cent, at $26.44 on 9,352,329 shares. State-controlled China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) got the green light Friday for its $15.1-billion purchase of Nexen. Spurred by the takeover, the federal government tightened up the rules for state-owned enterprises buying Canadian oilsands producers in future.Progress Energy Resources Corp. (TSX:PRQ). Oil and gas. Up $2.59, or 13.37 per cent, at $21.96 on 7,043,366 shares. State-owned Petronas’ $6-billion takeover of Progress was the second deal given the go ahead by the federal government last week. The Malaysia-owned company’s initial proposal was rejected by the federal government and the company later revised its proposal.Uranium One Inc. (TSX:UUU). Miner. Up three cents, or 1.67 per cent, at $1.83 on 5,894,507 shares. The metals and mining sector dropped 0.94 per cent to 942.87 points.Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT). Grain handler. Up two cents, or 0.12 per cent, at $16.22 on 5,829,159 shares.TSX Venture Exchange (1,186.74 up 0.68 point):Fire River Gold Corp. (TSXV:FAU). Gold producer. Up half a cent, or 8.33 per cent, at 6.5 cents on 6,147,418 shares.Azabache Energy Inc. (TSXV:AZA). Oil and gas explorer. Up a penny, or 5.88 per cent, at 18 cents on 5,131,600 shares.Companies reporting major news:Alimentation Couche-Tard (TSX:ATD.B). Convenience store operator. Up 38 cents, or 0.79 per cent, at $48.65 on 218,904 shares. The Montreal-area company is acquiring 29 convenience stores in the U.S. for an undisclosed price. The transaction is expected to close some time this month and will be funded with available cash.Artis Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:AX.UN). Up 12 cents, or 0.76 per cent, at $15.92 on 142,127 shares. The Winnipeg-based company is buying industrial and retail properties in Western Canada and in the Greater Toronto Area with a combined value of more than $92 million. Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Ireland can’t wait for EU ban on microbeads and is pressing on with its own The confusion around whether Ireland’s allowed to bring in its own microbead ban without permission from the EU seems to have been cleared up. 23 Comments Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3359333 IRELAND WILL PROCEED with a ban on micro-plastic beads, the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Denis Naughten has told his EU colleagues today.Microbeads are mostly used in some soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs to exfoliate your skin, although they can be found in toothpastes and abrasive cleaners.The tiny plastics (usually between 0.0004-1.24 mm wide) enter the world’s waterways in their billions, and because of their size, are almost impossible to remove.In waterways, fish and other wildlife mistake the tiny scraps of plastic for food and from there, the beads are integrated into the food chain.At an European Council meeting of EU environment ministers in Malta today, Naughten said:While we fully support a coordinated approach across the EU in banning microplastics which end up in our rivers and seas, the Irish government has decided to proceed on its own plan to reduce the amount of plastic which ends up in our waters.While other political parties have introduced their own bills on banning microbeads, the government argued they were ‘significantly flawed’ and accused Labour’s bill of ‘generally confusing’ microbeads and microplastics. Image: Shutterstock/kubais Apr 26th 2017, 8:00 PM Image: Shutterstock/kubais 24,965 Views Wednesday 26 Apr 2017, 8:00 PM By Christina Finn Share68 Tweet Email1 Source: Shutterstock/vwPixCoveney told Cabinet in November that the government was supportive of banning microbeads in principle, but said imposing a ban at that stage would go against Article 33 and 35 of the EU treaty which guarantee the free movement of goods. However, a number of politicians disagreed with this sentiment.Naughten has indicated that Ireland cannot wait around for an EU directive and must follow the UK and France’s lead to introduce their own, individual ban.“A single shower can lead to 100,000 microbeads going into our waterways – it’s a huge and growing problem, not just in Ireland but internationally as well. Quite rightly the EU is currently looking at this issue and there is a role for the EU in relation to this but in Ireland it has serious consequences for our fish stocks and clean water standards,” added Naughten.Previously, the government has said it’s looking at other successful models to base its own ban on microbeads on. The ban would have to include a timeframe to give companies that use microbeads in their products time to adjust.It must also decide on the punishment if the microbeads ban is broken. The government previously called the Green Party’s proposal of €10,000 per product containing microbeads excessive, as one company could end up paying €1 million for 10 products.The government recently ended a consultation on microbeads, the findings of which are due to be released soon.With reporting from Gráinne Ní AodhaRead: Government to propose its own microbeads ban, calling other parties’ bills ‘flawed and confused’Read: Government to oppose Greens’ bid to ban microbeads, claiming bill breaches EU rules Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Finance Ministry responded to SYRIZA’s economic program by saying that it would cost several billion euros more than what the opposition party claims and would lead to Greece’s public deficit increasing by around 9 percentage points.A document issued by the ministry suggests that the leftists have underestimated the cost of numerous pledges made by opposition leader Alexis Tsipras at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF). The ministry said, for example, that SYRIZA had failed to incorporate the 4 billion euros it would cost to increase the Public Investment Program. The government also estimates that raising the tax-free threshold on incomes to 12,000 euros would cost 2.5 billion euros, rather than the 1.5 billion SYRIZA projects. Finance Ministry officials also believe that giving an extra 300,000 unemployed Greeks benefits and raising the minimum wage to 751 euros would cost 1.4 billion euros, whereas SYRIZA believes it would be fiscally neutral.All in all, the government estimated that SYRIZA’s program would cost 17.2 billion euros, in contrast to the total cost of 11.4 billion announced by the leftists. The ministry added that if SYRIZA proceeds with its plans to write off the bank debts of those living in poverty, the cost would be even greater. SYRIZA believes such a measure would result in losses of around 2 billion euros but the government puts this at closer to 10 billion.The Finance Ministry also casts doubt on SYRIZA’s plans to raise revenues from settling tax arrears and more intense efforts to stamp out tax evasion. The government believes that an extra 14 billion euros in revenues would be needed at a time when Greece’s borrowing costs might rise, meaning the program could increase the deficit, “leading the country back into fiscal crisis.”SYRIZA is expected to respond to the ministry’s calculations on Wednesday but party sources suggested on Tuesday that the document was an indication about how worried the coalition is about the leftist party’s rise.Speaking on Vima FM, SYRIZA’s chief economic policy spokesman Yiannis Dragasakis insisted that the leftists would run a balanced budget. “We are not going to return to deficits,” he said
Google+ WWE posted the following highlights from this week’s episode of NXT. Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WhatsApp Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipLacey Evans Shows Up In Stellar Outfit To Make Monday Night RAW DebutVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Tyson Fury Now Playing Up Next Twitter Now Playing Up Next Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Facebook Lacey Evans Shows Up In Stellar Outfit To Make Monday Night RAW Debut Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)
The Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office will retry Ronald Jay Bianchi on two charges stemming from a 1997 bank robbery that ended in a gun battle with police.Jurors recently found Bianchi guilty of first- and second-degree attempted murder of Clark County Sheriff’s Sgt. Craig Hogman. They also found Bianchi guilty of numerous lesser charges.However, the jurors were unable to decide on four additional counts of second-degree attempted murder, alleging he was an accomplice in the intended murders of Vancouver police Officers Lawrence Zapata and Adam Millard.At a hearing on Feb. 15, Deputy Prosecutor Kristine Foerster addressed the court concerning Bianchi’s sentencing hearing and setting a date for a new trial on the undecided charges. She said outside the courtroom that retrying defendants in such a way is her office’s general course of action.“We aren’t dismissing the charges,” she said.Bianchi had to decide whether he would be sentenced on his convictions before or after the retrial. Those charges include two counts of second-degree attempted murder; two counts each of first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, attempting to elude police and possession of stolen property; and one count of second-degree malicious explosion.
Posted: February 25, 2019 San Marcos Mayor shares priorities of the city KUSI Newsroom February 25, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones, visited Good Morning San Diego to discuss her priorities for San Marcos.Mayor Jones discussed The City’s Recent achievements including a crime rate drop by 19 percent, above average San Marcos Fire Department response times, maintaining and improving city infrastructure, two new bridges to break ground this fall, a balanced budget of nearly $70 million, and an increase in number of local businesses.Also the recently elected City Council will be participating in a goal-setting workshop in March to define priorities for the next four years.For more information about the San Marcos city government click here. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter
Chang’e 4 explores the moon Chang’e 4 is pointed to by small white arrows near the lower right-hand side of this LRO image. NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University You’ll need to squint to spot it, but NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter managed to capture a look at the Chinese National Space Agency’s (CNSA) Chang’e 4 lander hanging out on the far side of the moon. Chang’e 4 touched down on Jan. 3 in the Von Kármán crater. LRO took the image on Jan. 30. “As LRO approached the crater from the east, it rolled 70° to the west to snap this spectacular view looking across the floor towards the west wall,” writes Mark Robinson for Arizona State University’s LRO Camera site.The lander, which is about the size of a car, appears as a tiny bright spot. Chang’e 4 released its Jade Rabbit 2 lunar rover in early January, but the small machine is not visible in the LRO image.Here’s a closer look at the bright spot that is the Chang’e 4 lander. NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University NASA announced in mid-January it had discussed observing Chang’e 4’s landing plume with CNSA in order to learn more about how dust is kicked up during a spacecraft landing. China’s lander is the first spacecraft to land on the far side of the moon, sometimes called the dark side even though it gets plenty of sunlight. The lander and rover are both powered by solar panels. NASA Space Chang’e 4 is on a mission to learn more about this mysterious region of the moon. It also hosted a short-lived attempt to sprout plants within a container. China already has its eyes set on another moon mission in 2019, but this time it plans to bring back lunar samples. If successful, those lunar bits will be the first brought back to Earth in decades. Sci-Tech Tags Post a comment Share your voice 0 Super blood wolf moon lunar eclipse dazzles in striking photos 12 Photos Chinese lunar rover makes tracks on the far side of the moon China’s Chang’e 4 sends back first photos of moon’s far side after historic landing NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens.
With just 289 precincts reporting in so far, gubernatorial challenger Bill Walker holds a narrow lead over Governor Sean Parnell.
Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday was seen shaking for the third time in less than a month, raising concerns over her health condition. The 64-year-old leader trembled while she was standing next to Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne during an appearance. Merkel, however, said she was “fine” and doing “very well”, adding that she has been “working through some things” ever since she was seen trembling for the first time during an appearance with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on June 18, CNN reported. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us “I am working through some things since the military honours with President Zelensky which do not seem to be over yet, but there is progress and I have to live with it for a while. But I am very well and one does not have to worry,” she said. A spokesperson for the German government told CNN that talks with Rinne were “going ahead as planned”. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us On June 27, Merkel was seen shaking for the second time while she was attending an event with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The German Chancellor appeared to clutch her arms together to stop the shaking. Previously, Merkel had said that the first incident of shaking happened due to dehydration. Tremors occur in a person due to several conditions ranging from neurological disorders to less serious problems like medicinal side effects, stress or caffeine consumption. Advertise With Us Merkel has been the German Chancellor since 2005 and is currently serving her fourth term which will end in 2021. She has already ruled out another tenure for the post. Last year, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was elected as the leader of the ruling Christian Democratic Union party and is widely seen as Merkel’s heir-apparent.
Indian rescue workers look for survivors in the debris of a collapsed building in Mumbai on 31 August 2017. Photo: AFPAt least 12 people died Thursday when a building collapsed in India’s financial capital Mumbai following heavy rains that have wreaked havoc in many parts of South Asia.More than a dozen others were pulled from the rubble of the four-storey residential building, which gave way around 08:40 am (0310 GMT) in the densely populated area of Bhendi Bazaar.It was the most recent deadly housing collapse to strike the teeming metropolis — shining a spotlight on poor construction standards in the Asian country — and came after flooding in the city killed 10 people.”Twelve people have died including three women and nine men. Rescue operations are ongoing,” Vijay Khabale-Patil, a spokesman for Mumbai’s civic authority, told AFP.Ambulances rushed more than a dozen injured to the nearby J.J. Hospital in the south of the city while locals joined a 43-member NDRF team in picking through piles of debris in a desperate hunt for survivors.”I can confirm that 11 people are dead and 15 have been brought here injured, including three who are in a critical condition,” the dean of the hospital, T.P. Lahane, told AFP.Building collapses are common in Mumbai, especially during the monsoon season from late June to September, when heavy rains lash the western Indian city, weakening poorly built structures.Severe downpours caused flooding and chaos across Mumbai and the neighbouring region of Thane on Tuesday although waters had receded by late Wednesday.Bhendi Bazaar, a scruffy colonial-era market, is one of Mumbai’s most historic districts and officials said the collapsed building was 117 years old.It had been marked for demolition as part of a $600 million redevelopment project that is currently replacing hundreds of ramshackle, decades-old low-rise buildings with around a dozen glitzy new tower blocks.- Living in fear -Distraught residents said they rushed to the scene of the collapsed structure after hearing a loud crash.”There was a huge noise and we all came running,” Naseem Mogradia, who lives two lanes away, told AFP.Shahid Khan, 52, said he didn’t know whether his friend and seven family members who lived on the ground floor were alive or dead.”I am just trying to help with rescue operations,” he told AFP.Mumbai has been hit by several deadly building collapses in recent years, often caused by shoddy construction, poor quality materials or ageing buildings.Millions are forced to live in cramped, ramshackle properties because of spiralling real estate prices and a lack of housing for the poor.Activists say housing societies, private owners and builders often cut corners to save on costs.Rent control acts mean landlords cannot afford to maintain buildings while poor people choose to remain in homes even after they have been declared unsafe because they have nowhere else to go.”Most of the buildings in Bhendi Bazaar are old and dilapidated. We always live in fear that they will collapse during monsoons,” 63-year-old Mohammed Shaikh told AFP.In July, 17 people including a three-month-old baby died when a four-storey building gave way in the northern suburb of Ghatkopar.In 2013, 60 people were killed when a residential block came crashing down in one of Mumbai’s worst housing disasters.On Thursday officials in Mumbai said the death toll from floods in and around the city were expected to rise above 10 as the waters receded.”We are still on the lookout for more missing persons and the number may go up,” Santosh Kadam, spokesman for disaster control in Thane, told AFP.More than 1,200 have been killed India, Nepal and Bangladesh in devastating floods this monsoon season.
Popular on Variety Hackers Take Over Account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Tweet Racial Slurs & Bomb Threat Donald Trump is violating the U.S. Constitution when he blocks specific users on Twitter, a federal appeals court ruled, upholding a lower court’s decision.The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday ruled that the First Amendment does not allow public officials who use social media in an official capacity to “exclude persons from an otherwise open online dialogue because they expressed views with which the official disagrees.”President Trump — who famously uses Twitter as his social-media platform of choice — has blocked several celebs on the service, including novelist Stephen King, Rosie O’Donnell and Chrissy Teigen, as well as other individuals whose opinions he evidently doesn’t like.“In resolving this appeal, we remind the litigants and the public that if the First Amendment means anything, it means that the best response to disfavored speech on matters of public concern is more speech, not less,” the 2nd Circuit said in its ruling. Related Sacha B. Cohen’s Disgust at President Trump Fueled ‘Who is America’ The decision comes a little more than a year after a U.S. District Court judge ruled that Trump’s actions blocking individual accounts on Twitter are unconstitutional, rejecting the argument from Trump’s lawyers that the president’s own First Amendment rights would be abridged if he was disallowed from blocking users. The Department of Justice had appealed the ruling. The lawsuit against Trump was filed in 2017 by Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute and seven individuals who said Trump blocked them on Twitter.Meanwhile, Trump in recent weeks has railed against supposed political bias among tech companies, including Twitter. Twitter “should be sued because what’s happening with the bias,” Trump complained in an interview with Fox Business Network. Without providing any evidence, Trump has alleged Twitter makes it hard for people to follow him on the social network, where he currently has 61.8 million followers.Separately, Twitter last month announced a new policy under which it will display a warning in front of tweets from political figures that violate its rules but which it keeps on the service under a “public interest” standard. The new notice will require users to click through to view the posts, and Twitter will limit the distribution of such tweets. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
“I thought that narcissists, given that they are impulsive and have high opinions of themselves, would take bigger risks. That is what other research would have suggested,” said study lead author Amy Brunell, associate professor of psychology at The Ohio State University at Mansfield, US.“But any association between narcissism and risk-taking that we found was very small and essentially meaningless,” Brunell noted. One explanation for the discrepancy may be the fact that many of the studies linking narcissism and risk-taking were based on self-reports: Essentially, narcissists saying that they took risks in certain situations. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’But self-reports may not be the best way to measure risk-taking for this group, Brunell said, “When they are asked, narcissists may brag about taking big risks because they are showing off,” she said. “But their own behaviour in our experiments does not support their claims about being risk-takers,” she pointed out.The researchers conducted three experiments involving a total of 936 undergraduate students. They looked specifically at three narcissistic traits such as grandiosity, entitlement and exploitativeness — to determine if any of them might have links to risky decision-making. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixParticipants completed a variety of decision-making tasks to measure risk-taking. In one task, the students played a computer game in which they pumped up 30 balloons, earning five cents for each pump until they decided to stop. But if the balloon popped, they lost all the money.In these and other tasks, the researchers wanted to know how much people who score high on narcissism were willing to risk compared to those who scored lower. The results appeared online in the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.
News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Related Content Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. June 14, 2018 — The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has begun treating patients with Viewray’s second-generation magnetic resonance (MR) image-guided radiotherapy system, the MRIdian Linac. Siteman is the first U.S. cancer center to offer cancer therapy with both MRIdian and MRIdian Linac.Washington University physicians and researchers at Siteman played an integral role in the development, testing and clinical introduction of MRIdian in 2012. The first cancer patients worldwide to receive MR-guided radiation therapy were treated at Siteman.Unlike conventional radiotherapy, MRIdian Linac technology uses high-definition MR soft-tissue imaging to visualize and track the detailed contours of the tumor and adjacent healthy tissues. The enhanced visibility allows clinicians to quickly and dynamically adjust the prescribed radiation dose distribution when the tumor moves during the course of treatment. The combined capabilities provide clinicians with the tools to improve targeting precision and thus deliver higher and potentially more effective radiation doses, while simultaneously minimizing incidental radiation exposure to surrounding organs.”We know that tumors and their surrounding anatomy naturally change position from day to day — even during treatment — making it vitally important that we see where the radiation dose is being delivered in real-time,” said Jeff Bradley, M.D., the S. Lee Kling Professor of Radiation Oncology at Washington University. “The clarity and detail afforded by MRI combined with this new technology allows us to target tumors with a high level of accuracy regardless of changes or motion, further enabling us to expand our treatment options.””As an institution actively involved in advancing MR image-guided therapy since the very beginning, we are excited to remain at the forefront with the addition of this latest innovation,” said Jeff Michalski, M.D., professor and vice chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University.For more information: www.viewray.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | June 14, 2018 Washington University in St. Louis Begins Clinical Treatments With ViewRay MRIdian Linac Next-generation cancer therapy enables delivery of higher, potentially more effective radiation dose regimens Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more 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 Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 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 | 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 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