9th Annual United Way of Northern BC Fire Truck Pull this Saturday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The United Way of Northern British Columbia will be hosting its 9th Annual Fire Truck Pull this Saturday, September 14.The Fire Truck Pull is described as the ultimate tug-of-war challenge and a great team-building event.Teams of 10 will play tug-of-war with a 22,000 lb. fire truck to compete for awards and bragging rights. Awards will be given out to teams in the following categories:• Fastest time- Heavy Weight and Not so Heavy Weight• Most money raised• Most spirited/best-dressed teamRegistration is a minimum pledge of $250.00 per team, with all proceeds going to support the United Way of Northern B.C.A pledge form, money and acknowledgment of risk waiver must be submitted to the United Way by Friday, September 13.The 9th Annual Fire Truck Pull is taking place Saturday, September 14, at the Pomeroy Sport Centre parking lot.For team registration, and for more information, you can call Mahvish Parvez at 250-561-1040. Registration can also be completed online.last_img read more

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Burundi UN envoy denounces killings torture rape by all sides to conflict

“Fighting continues almost on a daily bases,” Secretary General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Carolyn McAskie said in a news release in Bujumbura, the capital. “During these clashes, international humanitarian law is being violated, even though Burundi has signed up to it.”She noted that military and human rights observers had obtained conclusive evidence of the abuses which “are committed with total impunity” and denounced the “exploitation of people committed by all sides to the conflict for political and military gain.”Bujumbura Rural, the area around the capital, is a major focus of fighting between the rebel Forces Nationales de Liberation (FNL), the government army and the Conseil National pour la Defense et la Democratie-Forces de Defense de la Democratie (CNDD-FDD), the biggest armed rebel group which last year reached a ceasefire with the government.Ms. McAskie called on all parties “to end the violence, to respect human and international humanitarian law and to observe a truce in order to create the necessary conditions for a total cessation of hostilities and for the protection of civilians” in the small country of some 6 million inhabitants.The press release came just a day after the envoy made her first visit outside the capital to the country’s second city of Gitega, where the first of four regional offices of the UN Operation in Burundi (ONUB) has just opened. ONUB is seeking to cement a multi-party, power-sharing government and pave the way to peace after more than a decade of civil war, culminating in free, transparent and peaceful elections.Last week Ms. McAskie attended a meeting in South Africa of 31 Burundian political parties on forming such a government. The FNL has not joined in recent peace talks. read more

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Scandalous Princess Diana tapes are ratings hit for Channel 4

first_imgBut he says that “despite its faults and opportunism”, the programme has as much right to be shown as Diana’s BBC interview with Martin Bashir or her sons’ recently aired ITV documentary.Andrew Billen gave the programme two stars out of five in The Times, and wrote in his review: “Diana: In Her Own Words was pretentious and trashy. Kensington Palace, the royal household of Diana’s sons, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, has declined to comment on the documentary.The Telegraph’s Allison Pearson called the show “muck-raking spite posing as history”. Writing in the Daily Mail, Jan Moir said she thinks Diana would have approved of the tapes being aired and that they show her in a “golden light”.In the Guardian, Mark Lawson said: “The film is also manipulative, scored with a gloomy flute constantly telling the audience how moved to be. The editing is slick, but also often sly.” A controversial documentary airing tell-all tapes of Diana, Princess of Wales, has secured 3.5 million viewers, making it the most-watched Channel 4 show this year.The channel, which has been heavily criticised for broadcasting the tapes, enjoyed its best-rated overnight hit since Gogglebox in April 2016, and its most successful documentary since Benefit Street in February 2014. It won 16.4 per cent of the audience share at 8pm on Sunday, going up against the athletics on BBC One and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince on ITV. Poldark, airing at 9pm on the BBC, won 4.9m viewers.  Diana: In Her Own Words peaked at 4.1m, with a Channel 4 spokesman confirming it was more than double the usual viewing figure for the Sunday night slot. The programme, which was given two stars by the Telegraph, saw tapes made by Diana’s voice coach Peter Settele broadcast for the first time in the UK. The tapes were never intended to be seen in public and since the princess’s death have been the subject of lengthy legal battles and accusations of huge betrayal. Diana interviewed for BBC Panorama The late Diana, Princess of Wales, practising her speech The programme already been strongly criticised by royal biographers, and Rosa Monckton, one of Diana’s closest friends, said it was a “betrayal of her privacy”. The programme laid bare the marriage of Charles and Diana The programme laid bare the marriage of Charles and Diana Diana interviewed for BBC Panoramacenter_img Bet the Royal Family have had better Sunday nights #dianainherownwords— Liam Wilson (@LiammWilsonnn) August 6, 2017 There were a lot of people not wanting this broadcasted, bet they’re glued to it #dianainherownwords— Zaf Aslam (@ZafAslam2) August 6, 2017 I was at first opposed to #DianaInHerOwnWords but it was actually bittersweet – a pillar of strength in public, lonely&vulnerable in private— Ant C (@AntCorrigan) August 7, 2017 “But within it wronged Diana, in her sweetness and confusion, lived again.”If you could forgive the attendant ickiness, that apparition was worth gazing upon.” Didn’t watch #dianainherownwords not bothered. Also thinking of her 2 sons. Leaves a nasty taste in my mouth #GMB— naughtyfortydiaries (@naughty_forties) August 7, 2017 The late Diana, Princess of Wales, practising her speech But Channel 4 said it gave the Princess a voice and placed it “front and centre” in the run-up to the 20th anniversary of her death in a car crash in Paris on August 31 1997.The documentary featured Diana speaking candidly and informally about her upbringing, her courtship with the Prince of Wales, her troubled marriage and her public life. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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UK weather Heatwave could send temperatures soaring higher than 35C as Britons urged

The Met Office said the UK hotspot was Cavendish, Suffolk, with the temperature there 23C (42.1F) higher than the lowest temperature on Tuesday: Drumnadrochit,…–– ADVERTISEMENT –– Monday was the hottest day so far of 2018 with a high of 33.3C recorded at Santon Downham in Suffolk. But it is set to get even hotter, with temperatures expected to peak on Thursday and Friday thanks to a plume of air dubbed the Mediterranean Melt. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Parts of Britain have been warned temperatures could rise above 35C (95F) this week, as holidaymakers are urged to stay out of the sun amid extreme hot weather that is gripping northern Europe. Temperatures reached a high of 31.4C (88.5F) on Tuesday as the heatwave continued across vast parts of the UK. read more

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Maptek MinLog partnership strengthens MineSuite capability

first_imgMaptek has entered into a strategic partnership with fleet management and management information systems specialist MinLog. This, it says, “will provide a greater global marketing, delivery and support capability as well as deliver enhanced product functionality to global customers in the short and long term.” Maptek has a longstanding and successful relationship with MinLog in its capacity as distributor of Maptek’s MineSuite product in Africa. The success of Minlog in this region is reflected in its technical and service abilities, and the outcomes delivered through the MineSuite product. This is in combination with MinLog’s dedicated PPMIS software which is well respected and highly valued by the clients.“It is a logical partnership, with the potential outcome for our customers globally being greater than the sum of its parts,” said Peter Johnson, Maptek General Manager, Australia. “Integrating MinLog’s already successful Production Performance Management Information System Modules (PPMIS) with existing MineSuite functionality will form the basis for development of an industry leading Mining Execution System (MES). The MES will significantly enhance the functionality and benefits available to the mining industry at the production execution level,” he added.Managing Director of MinLog, Karel Gilliland, agreed that a mining execution approach at the operational level is essential for optimising productivity across the executional value chain. “This new partnership allows us to leverage our combined expertise to successfully deploy and support the existing fleet management and MIS solutions. More importantly, it allows us to meet the challenge facing industry with regards to managing across process boundaries. Striving for a single MES to be used by all disciplines will result in an offering that will bridge the gap between process and enterprise levels, and ultimately provide for optimisation across the mining value chain.”Effectively linking and integrating production execution data and reporting with the computerised planning and design functions, which Maptek has pioneered through its modelling and mine planning software, VulcanTM, is a core component in providing innovative solutions which deliver ever improving outcomes at the mine.“Maptek is now uniquely positioned to deliver resource modelling and mine planning through Vulcan; production execution, management and reporting solutions with the MineSuite MES, and volume reconciliation and material tracking using I-Site scanning systems,” Johnson concluded.Maptek has been developing 3D software and hardware for more than 25 years. Vulcan is one of the world’s longest standing 3D mine planning and modelling packages. Maptek MineSuite delivers mine production monitoring software and hardware systems for all types of mining operations and processing plants. Maptek I-SiteTM provides easy-to-use high technology surveying solutions for mining and forensic markets. Maptek products are in use at over 800 sites worldwide, supported by a network of 12 offices.MinLog is a fleet management and management information systems specialist operating in sub-Saharan Africa. Maptek MineSuite systems have been successfully implemented by MinLog at Kumba Resources, African Rainbow Minerals and BHP Billiton sites in South Africa.last_img read more

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Ah would you look at the new baby whitefaced saki at Dublin

first_imgDUBLIN ZOO HAS a new resident – a cute newborn white-faced saki that will live in the South American House.The little guy, who has yet to be named, was born to mum and first-time dad on 30 April and weighs only 150 grams.Over time, the new addition will develop a distinctive face of white hair, for now his little baby face is pretty bald.For the next four months, his mother will carry him around close to her chest but as he grows stronger and gains more independence, he will start exploring the habitat on his own.Here is the little ball of cuteness cuddling his mother:(Images: Patrick Bolger Photography/Dublin Zoo)Related: 13 baby animals who don’t get enough cute credit>More: Kafi the orphaned gorilla finds a home at Dublin Zoo>last_img read more

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Christofias points finger at Turks for slow progress in Cyprus talks

first_imgPresident of the Republic of Cyprus Dimitris Christofias has expressed hope that Turkey will change its stance on the Cyprus problem so that a settlement could be achieved.President Christofias, accompanied by his spouse, Elsie, arrived in New York on Monday to participate in the works of the UN General Assembly.“Yet another UN General Assembly and we are obliged to present our problem once again, which unfortunately has not been solved,’’ President Christofias said in statements to the press.President Christofias said “we will note the relative progress that has been made but we will clearly stress that so far progress in the talks does not give us the potential to be especially optimistic for a solution soon.’’“The differences existing in core issues, such as the issues of property, security, restoration of human rights, and I mean the rights of the refugees and the fundamental freedoms, are great,’’ he pointed out. He expressed hope that “the Turkish side will change its stance, will change its philosophy, so that we can move quickly to a solution of the various aspects of the Cyprus problem.’’“I will raise with the General Assembly the question of the paradox that a country, which is now a nonpermanent member of the Security Council, is violating dozens of UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions, is maintaining occupation troops in a UN member state. The same applies to Turkey’s obligations concerning its European course,’’ he added.To questions regarding the issue of the fenced off town of Famagusta, President Christofias said efforts were being made to rebuild the town so that its lawful residents could return to their homes.He added that there were UN resolutions calling on Turkey to hand over the town to the UN and that efforts were continuing, in cooperation with the town’s Mayor.Replying to other questions, President Christofias said “Turkey is following a communication policy, which is unfortunately imbued with arrogance.’’He pointed out that, instead of implementing Security Council resolutions, Turkey has created a pseudo-state in the occupied areas of Cyprus, which only Turkey recognises, and is struggling to gain recognition from other countries.Furthermore, he said, Turkey is trying to lift the so-called isolation of the Turkish Cypriots and has never spoken of a federation solution to the Cyprus problem but refers to a confederation.“The answer is simple. The strong party wants to impose its will. The weaker party is refusing to accept the force of power from the strong party and is turning to the international community for support, for justice,’’ he added. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Legions Second Season Premiere Blurs the Line Between Secret and Delusion

first_img Don’t Hold Your Breath For Noah Hawley’s ‘Doctor Doom&…How ‘Legion’ Uses Superpowers to Explore Mental Illness The second season of Legion aired its premiere last night, and it’s still the same surreal mind trip of a show it was last year. At the same time, it’s entirely different. David Haller is in a new place this season, both physically and mentally. He knows his strong telepathic abilities aren’t schizophrenia. After last season, he’s better able to control them. He’s not quite as consumed by sensory overload as he once was. As a result, the filming techniques had to change. Noah Hawley isn’t relying on the same tricks he was last season. Not only would that get boring, it wouldn’t make sense anymore. That’s not how David experiences the world.That’s not to say he’s entirely on solid ground. Right away in season two, there’s just as much disorienting him and us as there ever was. The Shadow King has escaped in the mind of Oliver Bird, and the pair have run off. Melanie Bird hasn’t taken that so well. She only just got her husband back before he was stolen away again. During her one brief scene of the episode, she seems out of it. She’s smoking Vapor, and rants at Syd about the men in their lives. About how they disappear with no notice. Absence, she says, is a form of control. She may have a point. While David was gone, we learn, Syd started holding her breath while boiling water for tea. If she could do it, she told herself, David was still alive. That’s what his absence forced him to do. And she can’t even be mad at him about it because he didn’t have a choice. He was taken.(Photo via FX)As the episode goes on, we start to feel like David is steering this ship much more than he’s letting on. When the episode begins, he’s unconscious, having just been found by his old Summerland friends. David thinks he’s only been gone for a day, when in reality, an entire year has passed. In that time, Summerland and Division 3 realized they have a common enemy in The Shadow King. They’ve since joined forces. Division 3 has realized that mutants are not the bad guys. Rather, this specific mutant is. Amahl Farouq, we learn, is searching for his own body that’s been hidden away ever since his battle with Professor Xavier. If he finds it, he’ll be unstoppable. Division three wants this to happen.Having been out of it for a year, David is immediately thrust in to an unfamiliar situation. That’s where Legion’s signature storytelling comes to the forefront. Much as it did in season one, the show constructs every scene to disorient you. But David isn’t so easily overwhelmed anymore. Instead, we’re introduced to confusing, nonsensical things that pass by without comment. We, like David, are forced to take it in, acknowledge the strangeness and move along. The head of Division 3 has some beehive-looking device permanently installed over his head. He speaks through mustachioed female (I think?) robots who speak in vocoded tones. Clark is a good guy now, and is largely presented in profile, with only the briefest shots of the burned half of his face. There’s a man in a pig mask that goes unremarked upon in Melanie’s room. Division 3 is a stranger place than Summerland ever was, and we, like David, are forced to just take it all in.Rachel Keller (Photo via FX)Division 3 is looking for Farouq, and they’ve linked him to something genuinely unsettling. There’s a virus going around called the Catalyst. It causes its victims to stand completely still, unmoving except for a constant chatter of teeth. I’ve been watching a ton of horror TV lately, and nothing has creeped me out quite like that image. Every time an outbreak strikes, it turns out Oliver and Farouq had been there moments before. I wish the episode had focused on it a little more. I want to know more about Division 3’s investigation, and how this virus works. Why is the Shadow King causing people to do this? I imagine we’ll get more of that as the season goes on. If the Catalyst virus turns out to be a slow burn mystery that unfolds over the entire season, that could be real fun and creepy. If that’s the case, I just wanted a little more set-up now. But hey, the episode is long as it is and it’s not a bad thing that the show left me wanting more.As we and David try to make sense of the world in season two, the show presents a couple of narrative breaks to remind us how futile that effort is. One tells a classic story of a young man dreaming of being a butterfly. When he wakes up, it occurs to him that he has no way of knowing whether or not he’s actually a butterfly dreaming of being a man. We tell ourselves whatever we need to to decide what reality is the real one. So what then, the second break asks, is a delusion? A delusion, it says, begins with an idea like any other. It uses eggs as a visual metaphor. One egg hatches a chick. That’s a normal idea. The other egg hatches a gooey black creature that Aubrey Plaza’s still-terrifying Shadow King picks up. A delusion, the narration says, is an idea that hangs around and takes hold of you. Later, when David and Syd lie in bed together, we see that creature crawl under David’s side.Aubrey Plaza (Photo: Screenshot via FX)So the question the episode raises becomes, what is the difference between a secret and a delusion? There may not be one. To keep a secret, you have to lie convincingly. To do that, on some level, you have to believe in the lie. You have to treat the lie as if it were true. And isn’t that the exact definition of a delusion? Division 3 spends the whole episode both catching David up and trying to figure out where he’s been for the past year. He insists he doesn’t remember, but when Ptonomy looks into his mind, we see that may not be entirely true. Though Ptonomy can’t find any evidence that David is lying, we do see images of David trapped in the sphere, among some trees on a city skyscraper’s rooftop, and in a club. He has some memory of where he’s been. Later, Carry puts David into a machine to try and see his memories. We get a scene of David in a club, running into Oliver and Lenny/Farouq. A wondrous, surreal interpretive dance scene breaks out. Even Carry starts doing it. It doesn’t tell us a whole lot, but like all of Legion’s dance scenes, that’s the point. It’s obscuring the truth. Making us question what is real and what isn’t.In the first season, we learned that David has remarkable control over his own mind. When he was being tormented by the Shadow King, he builds walls and barriers to escape. He created fake memories to hide things he wasn’t proud of from the people of Summerland. By the end of last night’s premiere, I got the feeling he could be doing it again. He has more memories of the past year than he’s letting on. After he got sucked into that strange orb, we learn, he met a version of Syd from the future. She tells him that The Shadow King is looking for his body. And for some reason, David must help him find it. It’s very important to future Syd that he do before time runs out. So David is working against Division 3 on some level. And it’s looking like he created a delusion for himself to keep that secret.Jemaine Clement (Photo: Screenshot via FX)It’s entirely possible that he’s being played too. As we saw from their reunion, David loves Syd and will do anything for her. Could the Shadow King be using that against him? Was that image of future Syd really just the Farouq trying to enlist David in the search for his body? Expect that question to be wrestled with for the next couple months as the season progresses. Right now though, I’m so happy Legion is back. No other superhero show is experimenting with the genre quite the way this one is. If last night’s episode is any indication, we have nine weeks of beautiful, terrifying, trippy, artistic stories ahead of us. And by changing how David reacts to disorienting stimuli, the show has given itself even more tools with which to tell, or hide, its story. I can’t wait to see what delusions it has in store for us. Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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AirNoise button instantly files airplane noise complaints

first_imgAirNoise button instantly files airplane noise complaints 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) – Point Loma residents deal with rattled windows and shaking homes everyday because of the noise in the sky.AirNoise creator Chris McCann is arming the community with a new tool in the fight against noisy flights over their homes.McCann invented a system that will file a detailed noise complaint with a click of a button.McCann says, “It gets detailed information about the flight, the airline, the tail number, where the airplane is going to an from, how high it was, how close it was to the person who clicked the button. It puts all that information to a noise complaints that sends directly to the airport authority.”McCann says its going to take the community standing together to make a change with the FAA.Some Point Loma community members say the noisy skies come with the land. “Just kinda came with the territory, just like the marine layer in the morning and the traffic and anything else”, says Nick Muscolino.McCann says the San Diego Airport authority is proactive, creating committees to suggest changes to the FAA.The San Diego International Airport take every complaint seriously, but prefer people use their noise complaint tools because their system is directly tied to the FAA radar. January 8, 2019 , center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: January 8, 2019last_img read more

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Principal who lost both legs in crash to begin rehab

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A beloved South Miami-Dade principal is making progress on his road to recovery.Principal Javi Perez will soon begin rehabilitation, according to his wife, after spending more than two months hospitalized at Kendall Regional Medical Center.In a post on Perez’s GoFundMe page, Perez’s wife, Maytee Perez, wrote that her husband may soon be discharged. “As we get ready to leave what has become our home for the last 70 days, I am overcome with a plethora of emotions- gratitude, appreciation, excitement, and believe it or not — a little sadness. Kendall Regional Medical Center has become our home,” she stated.South Dade principal missed at 2016 graduation, continues to recoverPerez underwent 19 surgeries and lost both of his legs after a woman driving while intoxicated ran him over at Tamiami Park in April.The woman responsible, Marilyn Aguilera, has been charged with DUI and has pleaded not guilty.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. read more

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Alaska Serial Killer Robert Hansen Dies at 75

first_imgConvicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who hunted down women in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died Thursday. He was 75.Download Audio:Alaska Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sherrie Daigle said Hansen died at Alaska Regional Hospital after being in declining health for the past year.Hansen was convicted in 1984 after confessing to killing 17 women, mostly dancers and prostitutes, during a 12-year span. He was convicted of four of the murders in a deal that spared him having to go to trial 17 times.The Anchorage baker also confessed to raping another 30 women in that time.Hansen was the subject of a 2013 film titled, “The Frozen Ground,” which starred Nicolas Cage as an Alaska State Trooper investigating the slayings. Actor John Cusack portrayed Hansen.Hansen was serving a 461-year sentence in Alaska.last_img read more

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More than 100000 raised for injured Anchorage firefighter

first_imgAnchorage Fire Department Fire Engine (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)An Anchorage firefighter badly hurt during training is making progress in a Colorado hospital amid an outpouring of support from Alaska.Listen now29-year-old firefighter Ben Schultz fell from a ladder in June and was in critical condition for a time.Fire Captain Jason Dolph. said Schultz had been in an unconscious or semi-unconscious state ever since.That is… until a week ago.“He said a few words,” Dolph said. “He said, ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ and ‘Hi.’ Over the last week, it’s just been leaps and bounds every day.”Dolph said it was heartening news to Schultz’s supporters, many of whom were on hand for an Anchorage fundraiser Friday at Elite Sports Performance that raised more than $100,000 for Schultz’s long-term medical care.“You know, typically people are calling 911 when they’re in crisis and we’re coming to help them,” Dolph said. “And in this particular instance, we put the 911 call out to the community, and said we need your help, it’s one of our own.”Ben Schultz’s father, Jeff Schultz, said the community answered that call, not just with raising money that will help his son’s recovery, but also by sending photos and well wishes.The Schultzes have been with Ben for weeks in Colorado.“Alaska and Alaskans, special place and special people. Makes me proud to live there for sure,” Jeff Schultz said. “Ben’s lived there his whole life; he’s one of Anchorage’s finest. They do good work, and people appreciate that.”Jeff Schultz said his son continues to fight and improve but still has a tough road ahead of him.last_img read more

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Zensar Srei SKF India MOIL MMTC gain despite Sensex Nifty ending with

first_imgBenchmark stock market indices may have lost heavily on Wednesday tracking global cues, but select stocks bucked the trend and ended with gains in the range of 4 to  12 percent. The top gainer was Zensar Technologies, which ended 12.57 percent higher at Rs 1,048.40 on the BSE on acquiring UK-based design agency Foolproof for an undisclosed sum.”Foolproof’s market leadership in experience design and the strong management team at its helm, are strategic to Zensar’s plan to increase market share in this increasingly pertinent space. The integrated proposition of the two companies will augment the value Zensar delivers to clients,”  Harsh Goenka, Chairman of RPG Enterprises and Zensar said in a statement.The addition of Foolproof’s 100 consultants, with knowledge and understanding in Strategy and Planning, Design Research, Design and Development and Creative Technologies will strengthen Zensar’s Digital capabilities, the company said in the statement.MOIL rallied 4.75 percent to end at Rs 377.90 after the company said that it has raised manganese ore prices in various categories from 25 to 30 percent, barring electrolytic manganese dioxide. SKF India closed with gains of 5.56 percent at Rs 1,491.15 after reporting upbeat September quarter (Q2) numbers. Revenues rose to Rs 712.5 crore in Q2 from Rs 649.3 crore YoY, while net profit grew 20 percent to Rs 60 crore from Rs 50 crore in the corresponding period last year.”The continued conducive development in economic environment coupled with a few challenges kept the momentum on an even keel. Positive momentum and expected GST rollout are likely to create momentum in near to mid-term,” Shishir Joshipuria, MD and Country Head, SKF India said.The BSE Sensex closed 349 points lower at 27,527, while the NSE Nifty lost 112 points to end at 8,514.Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were net sellers of Indian equities worth Rs 667 crore according to provisional data given by the NSE.last_img read more

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Man killed in Jhalakati gunfight

first_imgSuspected member of a robber group was killed in an alleged gunfight with police at Birpasha village in Sadar upazila of Jhalakati early Tuesday.Identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.Police said they have recovered a one shutter gun from the spot.Three policemen were also reportedly injured in the incident.last_img

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Valve gets L4D2 running faster on Linux than Windows

first_imgLast month Valve confirmed that the first game coming to Steam running on Linux would be Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2). The Valve Linux Team has been working hard to optimize both Steam and the Source engine code to run on the Linux platform, and they’ve now shared some surprising results.When L4D2 got to the point where it would actually load and run on Linux, the game managed a rather poor 6fps. Valve has since been working to introduce optimizations and get the game working better using OpenGL. The end result? L4D2 now runs at 315fps under Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit).Not only is that a massive improvement, Valve has admitted it is faster than they have ever achieved for the game running under Windows using DirectX. In fact, running the game using the same hardware under Windows only managed 270fps.Valve has since improved on that by further optimizing the Windows version of the game (running using OpenGL) based on what they learned from the Linux port. But they have still only managed 303.4fps–12fps slower than the Linux version.Valve’s explanation for the difference is that OpenGL just runs cleaner than DirectX. It has less overhead than DirectX for performing the same tasks, suggesting no amount of optimization from Valve engineers will ever bring the two inline. The DirectX APIs could improve though, to peg the gap.This is great news for Linux gamers who will get to experience Valve’s games without any compromises being made over the Windows version. In fact, those gamers with high-end Linux machines may have bragging rights to use on their forum of choice a few months from now.Read more at Valve Linux Bloglast_img read more

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4 Reasons Why Brock Osweiler isnt worth the money for the Texans

first_img 2. Limited Starting Experience – He only started one year in college, and 8 games in the pros. He doesn’t have a body of work. It’s all speculation that isn’t backed up by results. He was 5 – 2 with the Broncos last year, but only threw 10 touchdown passes while also enjoying the benefit of the historic Broncos D. Matt Cassel had a better season with the Patriots. How’s he doing?3. John Elway wasn’t interested – He had Osweiler for four years and passed on him. No one saw more Brock Osweiler and he said “I’m good”. Would arguably the smartest GM of the Super Bowl champ have let him walk if he was convinced he was the heir apparent to Peyton Manning?4. Questionable decision making – Osweiler abandoned a Super Bowl champ in Denver to chase the money in Houston. He was disgruntled and pouted when he was demoted back to the bench when Manning from injury. He recently made comments throwing Houston coaches under the bus for trying to make him too much like Tom Brady (Explain why that’s a bad thing?). Oh yeah, he also has a misspelled tattoo – “Live Life To It’s Fullest”.The NFL track record for tall, immobile quarterbacks who ink massive free agent deals after one season isn’t a collection of Hall of Famers. It’s Scott Mitchell and Elvis Grbac. Buyer beware.Four reasons Brock Osweiler won’t work with the Texans according to @ColinCowherd. #HerdHerehttps://t.co/ASK98qsXvd— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 1, 2016 Advertisement Brock Osweiler is the NFL quarterback equivalent of buying a mansion directly off the Zillow listing without a without a walk through or inspection. The Texans paid him $72 million without even meeting with him in person.He parlayed an unspectacular 8 game stretch in relief of Peyton Manning (10 touchdowns and 6 interceptions) into a massive free agent deal as the Texans’ new franchise quarterback.Colin isn’t buying it. He thinks the Osweiler is all projection and no production. And what he has seen, he isn’t crazy about. Today in The Herd, he gave 4 reasons why Brock Osweiler will be a bust with Houston.1. He’s not a dynamic athlete  – He’s not  great at any one thing. He’s athletically limited. No mobility. Even though he’s 6’7″, he has an average arm. Tall, immobile guy that can’t sling it? Where do we send the $72 million contract?!last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | December 04, 2008 Cadens Imaging Introduces Portable, Fully Automated CT Colonography Solution News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more December 4, 2008 – Cadens Imaging introduced its CT colonography portable microserver, which integrates the fast and efficient CADENS Colon solution, featuring an innovative and entirely automated process of 12 minutes per patient.Cadens Colon reportedly performs with no compromises, offering a high sensitivity of 95 percent for polyps 8mm and above. By combining numerous features, including a unique parallel processing feature, in a portable microserver, Cadens Imaging technology is believed to improve colon screening workflow for both radiologists and gastroenterologists. For more information: 450-330-2800 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… 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 center_img Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Related Content Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read morelast_img read more

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Dirty Game is a raw retrospective of a great Costa Rican artist

first_imgJosé Miguel Rojas González is an artist’s artist. He likes big canvases, raw brush strokes, and bold political statements. Raised in Costa Rica, Rojas started off studying at the Casa del Artista in the mid-1970s, an angry and experimental era, and that early influence is still evident in his work. He lived in Europe and has shown his paintings across the United States. Each of his portraits is tough and unapologetic. Like Andy Warhol, Rojas studied screen-printing and shares the master’s style. He is perhaps the most fearless artist I have encountered in Costa Rica.The massive Rojas retrospective now showing at the Central Bank Museum is called “Juego Sucio” (“Dirty Game”), and it exhibits decades of work, from small experimental pieces to paintings the size of garage doors. According to the museum’s press material, “Dirty Game” is a reference to Rojas’ interest in winners and losers, but I think the title is more interesting than that: Rojas’ aesthetic is often impressionistic and even sloppy, as if he had slapped paint onto canvas in a fit of rage. Other works are controlled and realistic, but they still bear earthy colors and gritty subject matter. Everything in Rojas’ world is somehow “dirty,” whether it is the mood or the image itself.The subtlest example is “Soy Ese Beso Que Se Da” (translated here as “The Kiss You Give”), a portrait of a man and woman in mid-smooch. The composition is so clean that you might mistake it for a photograph, and it seems romantic at first glance. But there is also something illicit about their embrace. The colors are dark, the scenery is non-existent, as if their love exists in a vacuum. This is not the tropical eroticism you see in a traditional Tico painting. “Kiss” is part of a series, “The Hidden Eye of Pleasure,” a creepy title that confirms the noir undertones.Far more acidic is “El Festín Macabro” (“The Macabre Feast”), Rojas’ reimagining of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper.” Instead of Jesus and the 12 apostles, we see the faces of dubious political figures, from Latin American presidents to Colin Powell, gathered around a long table. On the surface of the table lie two bearded, dismembered heads, one of John the Baptist and the other of Che Guevara. Rojas doesn’t pull any punches: His heroes and villains are abundantly clear.The subterranean Central Bank Museum, located beneath the Plaza de la Cultura, has given Rojas generous space to display his work, and guests will likely be taken off-guard by what they find. The portrait called “Adam and Eve” shows all the usual iconography – naked man, naked woman, snake – but the faces are unrecognizable splotches of color. “Imágenes de Poder” (“Images of Power”) is a black-and-white portrait of three men wearing suits. They look like G-Men, but their faces are also obscured. The only thing we know about this trio is that they are malevolent and should be feared.As grim and unsettling as this exhibit can be, “Dirty Game” excels on every level: It is a handsome arrangement of provocative works by a superlative creative force. Rojas is a great artist, just the way Willem de Kooning and Francisco Goya were great, and it is exciting to see such a mainstream museum (named after a bank) presenting his works so nakedly. Not every curator would welcome Rojas’ morose rage. But these curators did, and Costa Rica is lucky to experience it.“Juego Sucio” continues through Oct. 11 at the Central Bank Museum, Plaza de la Cultura, San José. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ₡5,500 ($11). Info: Museos Banco Central website. Facebook Comments Related posts:Dutch photographer follows migrants along the Pan-American Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates 20 years of provocative exhibition Art installation ‘Exchanged Glances’ proves moody and mysterious Feline art auctioned to raise funds for Guanacaste animal shelterlast_img read more

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NTC Offers Support Resources to Congress

first_img Lawmakers came together with officers of “”Nationwide Title Clearing (NTC)””:http://www.nwtc.com/ to discuss multiple issues in today’s residential mortgage industry. [IMAGE]In a company statement, NTC said that it hoped to “”offer the company’s support as a resource”” as members of Congress strive to create industry-wide best practices. NTC, a privately-[COLUMN_BREAK]held document, research, and land records firm serving the mortgage industry, cited the company’s exhaustive resources and advancement of the mortgage verification process as its key qualifications for acting as a Capitol Hill liaison. As part of the company’s bid to assist legislators, NTC noted that it is “”in a good position to offer assistance due its extensive industry/land-records knowledge and clientele.””John Hillman, NTC’s CEO, added, “”We welcome the opportunity to work with members of Congress and their staff to identify and incorporate industry best practices into a new, national standard for residential mortgage servicing, as well as provide feedback to help avoid excessively onerous legislation for mortgage lenders and servicers.””Each lawmaker who participated in NTC’s recent meeting hailed from Florida, where NTC has its base in Palm Harbor. Members of Congress and the Senate in attendance included Rep. Bill Young (R-Florida), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Florida), Rep. Sandy Adams (R-Florida), Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida), Rep. Bill Posey (R-Florida), Rep. Allen West (R-Florida), and Rep. Connie Mack (R-Florida). NTC Offers Support, Resources to Congress in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology May 18, 2012 508 Views center_img Share Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-05-18 Abby Gregorylast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Mar 29, 2018 1:58 pm PDT Last Updated Mar 29, 2018 at 2:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Bestsellers Bestselling Books Week Ending 3/25/18HARDCOVER FICTION1. “Accidental Heroes” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte)2. “The Punishment She Deserves” by Elizabeth George (Viking)3. “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Press)4. “The Rising Sea” by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)5. “The Bishop’s Pawn” by Steve Berry (Minotaur)6. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celest Ng (Penguin)7. “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn (William Morrow)8. “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” by Marlon Bundo (Chronicle Books)9. “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate (Ballantine)10. “Covert Game” by Christine Feehan (Berkley)11. “The Temptation of Forgiveness” by Donna Leon (Atlantic Press Monthly)12. “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones (Algonquin Books)13. “Fifty Fifty” by James Patterson and Candice Fox (Little, Brown)14. “Alternate Side” by Anna Quindlan (Random House)15. “Duel to the Death” by J.A. Jance (Touchstone)HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. “Secret Empires” by Peter Schweizer (Harper)2. “Russian Roulette” by Michael Isikiff and David Corn (Twelve)3. “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos” by Jordan B. Peterson (Random House Canada)4. “Food” by Mary Hyman (Little, Brown)5. “Pretty Mess” by Erika Jayne (Gallery)6. “I’ve Been Thinking…” by Maria Shriver (Pamela Dorman Books)7. “There is More” by Brian Houston (WaterBrook)8. “The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi” by Kathie Lee Gifford (Thomas Nelson)9. “Fire and Fury” by Michael Wolff (Holt)10. “Educated” by Tara Westover (Random House)11. “Genius Foods” by Max Lugavere (HarperWave)12. “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Norton)13. “Killing the Deep State” by Jerome R. Sorsi (Humanix)14. “Make It Rain!” by Areva Martin (Center Street)15. “Obama: An Intimate Portrait” by Pete Souza (Little, Brown)MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS1. “Camino Island” by John Grisham (Dell)2. “The Fix” by David Baldacci (Vision)3. “The Duchess” by Danielle Steel (Dell)4. “Ruthless” by Lisa Jackson (Zebra)5. “Fast burn” by Lori Foster (HQN)6. “Red Sparrow” (movie tie-in) by Jason Matthews (Scribner)7. “Proof of Life” by J.A. Jance (William Morrow)8. “The Cutthroat” by Cussler/Scott (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)9. “Between Friends” by Debbie Macomber (Mira)10. “Any Day Now” by Robyn Carr (Mira)11. “The Legend of Perley Gates” by William W. Johnstone (Pinnacle)12. “Against All Odds” by Danielle Steel (Dell)13. “No Middle Name” by Lee Child (Dell)14. “Roughshod Justice” by Delores Fossen (Harlequin)15. “Hello Stranger” by Lisa Kleypas (Avon)TRADE PAPERBACKS1. “The Lying Game” by Ruth Ware (Scout)2. “End Game” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing)3. “The Sun and Her Flowers” by Rupi Kaur (Andrews McMell)4. “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine)5. “Camino Island” by John Grisham (Dell)6. “Haunted” by Patterson/Born (Grand Central Publishing)7. “Call Me by Your Name” (movie tie-in) by Andre’ Aciman (Picador)8. “The woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware (Scout)9. “We Were the Lucky Ones” by Georgia Hunter (Penguin)10. “Norse Mythology” by Neil Gaiman (Norton)11. “Ready Player One” (movie tie-in) by Ernest Cline (Broadway Books)12. “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee (Grand Central Publishing)13. “The Identicals” by Elin Hilderbrand (Back Bay)14. “Instinct” by Patterson/Rougham (Grand Central Publishing)15. “Instant Pot Miracle” (HMH)Copyright 5/8 2018 Publishers Weekly, powered by NPD BookScan 5/8 2018 NPD Group.last_img read more

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