a month agoReal Madrid boss Zidane: Eriksen or Van de Beek?

first_imgReal Madrid boss Zidane: Eriksen or Van de Beek?by Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has hinted he expects a new midfielder to arrive in January.Before today’s clash with Sevilla, Zidane was asked about Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek and Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen.”Eriksen or Van de Beek? That is something for the club,” said Zidane. “The club is the way it is. We are the ones that are here and we will compete with what we have.”On Sevilla, he added: “We play against the league leaders and you have to go to win. There is nothing else. This is what you face at Madrid. We had one tough game in Paris and now another one to improve against Sevilla.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Sports University in Patiala to be operational from September 1

first_imgSports University in Patiala to be operational from September 1Chief Minister Amarinder Singh approved ‘Punjab Sports University’ as the name of the proposed sports university in Patiala.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJune 2, 2019UPDATED: June 2, 2019 14:59 IST Chief Minister Amarinder Singh approved ‘Punjab Sports University’ as the name of the proposed sports university in Patiala.The new Sports University in Patiala will become operational from September 1 as the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh gave clearance for the same on Saturday. Chief Minister Singh also directed the Department of Higher Education to finalise the admission regulations for the first batch.Chairing a high-level meeting of the Steering Committee for the establishment of the university, the Chief Minister approved ‘Punjab Sports University’ as the name of the proposed institution, for which a draft memorandum will be presented in the next Cabinet meeting for consideration and approval.Read: India to have first national sports university to be set up in Manipur, approval given by President KovindAn ordinance will be brought out to ensure timely commencement of the academic session, according to an official spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).97% of land for sports university building to be provided for freeThe Chief Minister directed the Deputy Commissioner of Patiala to initiate the process of acquisition of 97 acres of land adjacent to the Rajiv Gandhi National Law University in Sidhowal village, for the construction of the university building.While 97 percent of the land is being provided free of cost by the village panchayat, the remaining portion of land will be acquired.Read: Importance of balancing sports and academics: Difficult but doableRead: Playing recreational sports may boost your college grades: StudyRead: Here’s how sports and education work well togetherGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow Sports UniversityFollow Amarinder Singhlast_img read more

To check quake awareness mock drill conducted in GB Nagar Ghaziabad districts

first_imgG B Nagar/Ghaziabad: Both the Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad district administrations, on Friday conducted massive mock drills to take stock of city’s earthquake preparedness. Officials said that the mock drill was aimed to check the response and rescue work by various functionaries at the time of natural disasters. In Gautam Buddh Nagar District, the mock drill was conducted at GIP mall in sector 38, Antriksh society in sector 52 of Noida, Sharda hospital, Vikas Bhawan and Parichowk in Greater Noida. In Ghaziabad, the teams were dispatched from Kavi Nagar Ram Leela ground, to five places -Gaur Central Mall, GDA office, New Bus Stand Metro station, Columbia Asia Hospital and VVIP Society in Raj Nagar Extension. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkOfficials said that the mock drill involved over 18 departments including National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Civil Defence, police, Rapid Action Force (RAF), Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), army, air force and volunteers from NGOs. Shailendra Kumar Mishra, city Magistrate, Noida said that the mock drill was aimed at creating an awareness and educating people about how to deal with a natural disaster. “In the mock drill, response and rescue work were practiced while the officials were given training to prevent casualties in the advent of an earthquake. These drills were performed at public places where the chances of fatalities are high at the time of any natural calamity,” said Mishra.last_img read more

Vancouver Islands tectonic dance revealed by hundreds of tiny tremors

first_imgVICTORIA – Hundreds of tiny tremors, felt only by sensitive monitors, have shivered under southern Vancouver Island in the last 48 hours, leading one scientist to predict they may signal what he calls a “tectonic dance.”John Cassidy, an earthquake seismologist with Natural Resources Canada, says the shaking has most of the hallmarks of a so-called episodic tremor and slip, a process that occurs along the fault lines at the edges of tectonic plates.The plate below Vancouver Island is edging eastward under the North American plate creating forces that could cause a major earthquake, but Cassidy says these little tremors are not a sign that a large quake is on the way.Instead, he says this event, discovered about 15 years ago, happens almost annually and ends with a slip that isn’t felt by humans, but moves the entire Island westward by as much as five millimetres.Cassidy describes the slip as an earthquake so slow that it can’t be felt, and while it hasn’t happened yet, he says the movement will reveal which parts of the plate are locked and building up energy that could be released during a larger quake.He says those details have been key to the development of accurate earthquake hazard models, and studies of past events led to changes of Canada’s national building code in 2015.____On the web: https://pnsn.org/tremorlast_img read more

Armed with historical documents Metis take 140 yearold battle to Supreme Court

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Manitoba Metis Federation went before Canada’s top court Tuesday.They went armed with historical documents to prove the Canadian government failed to live up to a deal signed 140 years ago.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has this story.last_img

Media Ministry summons TV station

The Media Ministry has summoned a private television station over the video footage it aired on the monk who set fire to himself in Kandy and eventually succumbed to his injuries.Media Ministry secretary Charitha Herath said that the footage shows that the whole incident had been previously planned and the television station seemed to have had prior knowledge of the monk setting himself on fire. The monk is a member of the Sihala Ravaya. Identified as the venerable Bohowatte Indararatna thero, the monk was also a one-time member of the JHU.He set himself on fire outside the Kandy temple to protest against cattle slaughter in Sri Lanka. People in the area used water to douse the flames and he was then admitted to hospital in serious condition. Herath said that there was a question about media ethics in the way the television station had handled the incident as it seemed it could have been prevented and a life could have been saved. The monk who set himself on fire outside the Kandy Temple on Friday succumbed to his injuries the next day. Leading Buddhist monks condemned his actions saying it set a bad example.The private television station which ran a mini documentary on him soon after he set himself on fire and seemed to have known in advance of his attempt also came under harsh criticism. (Colombo Gazette) read more

FEATURE UN envoy in Haiti discusses upcoming elections and UNs transitioning role

Haitians vote in the second round of the legislative and senatorial elections and the first round of the presidential election in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, on 25 October 2015. UN Photo/MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi The Good Offices of the Representative of the Secretary-General is a political tool that allows us to be in touch with the whole society, with political parties, non-governmental organizations and organizations responsible for the promotion of human rights. We are constantly in touch with all these players. We have not taken part in the conclusion of t5 February Agreement, but we supported, encouraged and urged stakeholders to reach an agreement capable of restoring institutional continuity, because the country was under the threat of constitutional vacuum. It was important that national actors could find a national solution of consensus, which was the case.UN News Centre: What recommendations would you make to the attention of the current interim government and the future government?Sandra Honoré: The interim authorities have a clearly defined task in the 5 February Agreement. These tasks relate primarily to the organization of elections, the continuation of the electoral process initiated in 2015. It is important that the country can conclude this process with an elected president and a Government, in accordance with the provisions of the Haitian Constitution.My message to the authorities who will implement this Agreement is to find a way to achieve consensus positions and demonstrate their commitment to acting in the interests of the Haitian people and in the best interests of Haiti as a nation.@media only screen and (min-width: 760px), screen9 {#PhotoHolder3 #PhotoCrop { max-height: 770px; /* sets max-height value for all standards-compliant browsers */ width: 134%; margin-left:-161px; margin-top: -440px;}#story-headline{ font-size: 4.1em; line-height: 1.2em; color:#fff; position: relative; top: 100px; xtext-align:center; text-shadow: 1px 1px 3px rgba(0,0,0,0.8); width:47%; xmargin-left:55%;}}#sidebar {display:none;} div#story-content .span8 {width:100% !important} #fullstory p { font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.6em;}blockquote { font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.5em; font-style:italic;} Voting in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, during the election on 25 October 2015. Photo: MINUSTAH/Igor Rugwiza In Haiti, children in Port-au-Prince slum of Bel Air enjoying a meal. Photo: MINUSTAH UN News Centre: You came to report on the situation in the country to the UN Security Council. What was your main message to the 15 members?Sandra Honoré: My main message to the 15 members, who mandate the UN Mission in the country was to explain the current situation, namely the work of MINUSTAH. MINUSTAH has reached the final year of its peace operations before transitioning to a newly configured UN presence in Haiti. Despite the current political impasse, the electoral process must continue. I also presented the Council with information on the preparations for MINUSTAH’s transition of MINUSTAH, which e are making and were asked to perform under the mandate of the Council to give the Haitian people the opportunity to take full control of their own destiny.UN News Centre: What were the reactions of the Council to your briefing?Our desire is to help ensure that the authorities, and the Haitian society in general, fully support all the functions currently performed by MINUSTAHSandra Honoré: Members of the Council expressed their concern. For the past few years, the Council has been following closely the electoral process in Haiti, in particular the issue of democratic consolidation process in the country. The 15 members were concerned by the postponement of the electoral process initiated in 2015 and expressed a desire that the interim presidency of the country, the provisional government and all stakeholders, including political actors and civil society, do what is necessary to resolve important issues and come to restore institutional continuity.UN News Centre: How does the current stalemate impact the Mission’s consolidation work?Sandra Honoré: The Mission’s mandate from the Security Council is the professionalization and modernization of the National Police Haiti, which also aims to strengthen the rule of law, the promotion and protection of human rights. The Good Offices of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General is also part of the work. This mandate and the tasks related to this mandate will continue. Our desire is to help ensure that the authorities and the Haitian society in general, fully support all the functions currently performed by MINUSTAH. And we will continue in this way until the Security Council gives us new directions and a new position regarding support of this mission to the country.UN News Centre: How has the Mission contributed to the political stalemate? Sandra Honoré: The Mission supports the Provisional Electoral Council and the competent authorities of the Government on capacity building and in the formulation of advice and guidance for the organization of elections. The United Nations system has contributed, contributes and will contribute to the electoral process, particularly through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which develops a set of actions and activities in the country. UNDP is responsible for the management of the Trust Fund for electoral operations. And UNOPS [United Nations Office for Project Support Services] provided assistance in terms of logistics elections. The 5 February Agreement was an agreement between the Haitian political actors, including the President of the Republic, then Senate President and the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies. UN News Centre: Can you describe the circumstances of the Jocelerme Privert’s election as interim president of the country, a week after the departure of former President Michel Martelly on 7 February 2016?Sandra Honoré: Due to the fact that the mandate of President Martelly would have ended without an elected successor, a political agreement for institutional continuity was concluded between President Martelly, the President of the Senate of the time Jocelerme Privert [currently the President interim], and the President of the Chamber of deputies. This agreement was inspired by the Constitution. Under the terms of this agreement, the Haitian Parliament-elected interim President, in this case Mr. Privert, has a fixed term of 120 days. The agreement sets out a number of tasks for the interim President and the Parliament. It provides, inter alia, the creation of a Consensus Government and the continuation of the electoral process initiated in 2015, including the relocation of the Provisional Electoral Council and the organization of presidential elections, the second round of parliamentary elections and local elections.UN News Centre: The elections are scheduled for 24 April …Sandra Honoré: According to the Agreement, yes. The expected date for the elections is April 24.UN News Centre: What are your expectations for these elections?Sandra Honoré: My wish, as regards to these elections is that all stakeholders, the Government, the future Provisional Electoral Council, political parties and civil society, working for the success of these elections. It is these elections that will provide the country with an elected president. It is these elections that will ensure that the country can survive the current impasse. And it is these elections that will be used to create a framework for continuous socio-economic development of the country.UN News Centre: As the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti, you are called upon to meet with the key actors on the ground. What are you hearing from them? Sandra Honoré: The Haitians with whom I have the opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions share everyone’s desire to see the country move forward, to see the economy grow at all levels and, above all, to live in stability. Haitians are eager to have regular and normal operations, the desire to create opportunities for their children and see the socio-economic development of the country move forward. Sandra Honoré is the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti and head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the country (MINUSTAH). A post she has held since 15 July 2013.During a visit in March 2016 to the UN headquarters to brief the Security Council, Ms. Honoré sat down with the UN News Centre to discuss the second round of the presidential elections scheduled to be held on 24 April 2016. These elections will ensure that the country can survive the current impasseThe interview below has been translated from French, and has been edited for clarity. The interview was held before the official announcement of a delay to the 24 April 2016 date.UN News Centre: Can you give us an overview of the major stages of the election and the current political situation process in Haiti?Sandra Honoré: The electoral process in Haiti was initiated on 9 August 2015, with the first round of parliamentary elections. The second round of parliamentary elections followed on 25 October 2015, along with the first round of the presidential election and the municipal polls. The second round of presidential elections should have taken place on 27 December 2015. It was adjourned until January 2016. Unfortunately, the elections for the president and for some of the parliamentary seats, did not take place in January.The positive aspect is that following the two rounds in August and October 2015, 14 seats out of a total of 20 have been filled in the Senate, and 92 seats out of 119 in total were provided to the Chamber of Deputies. I say positive because the Haitian Parliament was able to work again on 1 January 2016, after a year of not functioning. read more

LiuGong ships loaders with Guangxi Cummins engines to overseas markets

first_imgLiuGong, the China-headquartered manufacturer of a full line of extreme duty mining and quarrying equipment, is to begin the delivery of wheel loaders equipped with the brand new Guangxi Cummins L9.3 engine, to overseas markets, starting “a new chapter in LiuGong and Cummins’ long-term relationship”. LiuGong is the subject of a High Profile article in the May issue of International Mining and is actively increasing its focus on equipment solutions for mining.Initially, the ZL50CN, 855N, 856 and all other LiuGong Tier II 5 t class wheel loaders will be the first to be equipped with the L9.3 engine manufactured by Guangxi Cummins Engine.  The engine is “uniquely designed for the wheel loader market” and optimised for 5 t bucket capacity. The L9.3 is built is built at Guangxi Cummins’ state of the art manufacturing facility and is produced using top of the line machining and testing systems to meet the various demands of both the Chinese and those of the international markets.“We could not be happier with the results of this endeavor and with the end result” said Yu Chuanfen, President of LiuGong Machinery. “These machines have been tested and running in the Chinese domestic market for more than a year. The results have been excellence – the performance, productivity, reliability, and the durability. LiuGong and Cummins have worked together to create a new standard of cooperation in the industry.”Founded in Liuzhou in 2011, Guangxi Cummins is a joint venture of LiuGong Machinery and Cummins. The JV focuses on designing and producing engines designed and fully localised for construction and mining equipment in developing and emerging markets. It officially started operations in 2013 and volume is planned to reach 50,000 units with the capability to expand in the future. “Not like others, LiuGong is born and lives for the heavy equipment. That’s the reason we never stop investing and working with industry leaders to make our machines better. Cummins and LiuGong have over 13 years of successful cooperation and we are going to with that,” added Yu Chuanfen.last_img read more

Meshkov Brest – 10 days four matches no win

The champions of Belarus, Meshkov Brest, struggling with form at the beginning of two most important months of the season. The team led by coach Sergei Bebeshko didn’t win in the last four matches since March 3, when they suffered defeat in Polish Kielce – 33:28.Since then, Meshkov Brest lost matches at SEHA Gazprom League in Skopje against RK Metalurg 37:33 and at home against RK Gorenje 32:33 which put them on the fourth position of this competition which could bring RK Vardar Skopje for the rival at semi-final of the Final4 tournament.Bebeshko’s boys couldn’t beat also the biggest rival in domestic Championship – SKA Minsk. Result was 30:30. Meshkov Brest ← Previous Story Kévin Bonnefoi to join Montpellier Handball Next Story → EHF President Michael Wiederer: We treat all European leagues the same way read more

Pick Szeged with 4 to Veszprem

Pick Szeged have nice chance to win the first Hungarian Championship title since 2007! The team from the South won the first match of the Play-Off final against Telekom Veszprem 32:28 (16:13) in front of home fans.Team of Ljubomir Vranjes has to beat rivals over four goals in the second match to keep the crown and save the season.MOL-Pick Szeged – Telekom Veszprém 32:28 (16:13) MOL-Pick Szeged: Sego, Sierra – Srsen 1, Kallman 3, Bodó 5, Sigurmannsson 6 (2), Gorbok 1, Goncalves 1, Balogh 1, Skube 4, Blazevic, Gaber 2, Sostaric 4, Zhitnikov, Fekete, Bánhidi 4 ← Previous Story PGE Vive Kielce win Polish Cup 2018 Next Story → Alpla Hard and Fivers for Austrian title! Telekom Veszprém: Mikler, Alilovic – Manaskov 6, Schuch, Ilic 4, Tonnesen 2, Gajic 4 (3), Nagy 3, Marguc 1, Terzic, Blagotinsek 1, Sulic 3, Nenadic 3, Jamali 1 handballHungarian handballPick SzegedTelekom Veszprem read more

Best Gifts for a Smarter Home

first_imgStay on target Apollo 11 Gift Guide: Best Moon Landing 50th Anniversary GiftsCool Gifts for Every ‘Star Wars’ Junkie ‘Tis the season for awesome gift giving, which means you might want to treat yourself or someone else to some smart home gadgets.“Smart home” can be a vague category, but it typically includes the following products: advanced speakers, next level camera security systems, and virtual voice assistants.If you dwell in an average structure, you can make it more tech-friendly with these electronics. Some even go beyond their typical functions and can do various tasks, like launch streaming services on your TV, dim the lights, and order you takeout, which isn’t a bad deal.If you’re unsure of what smart home gadgets to buy for yourself or everyone on your list, you’ve come to the right place. From Apple HomePods to Facebook Portals, here are our top picks for smart home gifts.Apple HomePod Smart SpeakerApple HomePod Smart Speaker (Photo Credit: Apple)Can’t hear music at home? The Apple HomePod Smart Speaker is here to help you out. It’s able to sense its location and provides great acoustics wherever you are, whether it’s your bedroom, den, or kitchen. Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant, also comes with this advanced speaker for everyday task S.O.S.Buy it HereFire TV Stick Bundle with Echo Dot (2nd Generation)Fire TV Stick + Echo Dot Bundle (Photo Credit: Amazon)For all the high-tech streaming and virtual assistant perks, the Fire TV Stick Bundle makes a great holiday gift to yourself or someone special. It comes with the Fire TV Stick, a streaming media player device that gives you access to over 500,000 types of digital content and the Echo Dot, which connects to Alexa for easy hands-free control. You’ll never want to leave your couch again.Buy it HereBlink XT 1-Camera Security SystemBlink XT 1-Camera Security System (Photo Credit: Amazon)If you need to keep an extra eye on your house or property, the Blink XT 1-Camera Security System is one of the best surveillance devices. With a built-in motion sensor alarm, smart home video security, and weatherproof material, it can send alerts to your smartphone and withstand all types of weather conditions.Buy it HereFacebook PortalFacebook Portal (Photo Credit: Facebook)Long distance relationships can be tough, but a Facebook Portal can connect you with your friends and family in seconds. A smart camera, smart sound, and built-in Alexa virtual voice assistant make it easy to chat with your favorite people and share content. You’ll feel like you’re in the same room with them.Buy it HereNest Hello Video DoorbellNest Hello Video Doorbell (Photo Credit: Nest)Knowing who’s at your doorstep is key for safety, and the Nest Hello Video Doorbell gives you seamless, high-tech security footage. Instead of a wired doorbell, you can see HDR images and video of visitors, mailmen, and deliveries. The best part? There’s also a quiet time setting too, just in case you don’t want the doorbell to wake anyone (including yourself) up.Buy it HereGoogle ChromecastChromecast (Photo Credit: Google)Google Chromecast, a smart streaming media player, will make all your binge-watching dreams come true. You’ll have access to over 200,000 movies, TV episodes, and more, plus you can search, play, and pause content right from your phone. With less buffering time and remote-free control, you can conveniently watch your favorite flicks at home. You can order the Google Chromecast in charcoal or white to compliment your living room decor.Buy it HereAmazon Echo Plus (2nd Generation) BundleEcho Plus (2nd Generation) Bundle with Philips Hue Bulb (Photo Credit: Amazon)Need help at home? Just ask Alexa with the Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Generation) Bundle.  Turn off the lights, play music from Spotify, check the weather, and more with this smart speaker. You’ll also receive a Philips Hue Bulb as a bonus, which easily responds to Alexa from any room.Buy it HereEcobee4 Smart ThermostatEcobee 4 Smart Thermostat (Photo Credit: Best Buy)Manually adjusting room temperature isn’t easy, so why not upgrade your home with the Ecobee 4 Smart Thermostat? A built-in Alexa Voice Service enables it to listen to your voice commands and adjust the temperature in a pinch. You’ll also be able to set a timer, receive the news, and more with this smart home gadget.Buy it HereGoogle Home HubGoogle Home Hub (Photo Credit: Google)Some smart home electronics don’t come with visuals, but the Google Home Hub allows you to control your indoor environment with a few clicks. If you need help, you can request assistance by voice or touch, and it will give you updates bedroom lighting and the temperature of your home in a pinch.Buy it HereNeato Botvac D3 Connected Robot VacuumNeato Botvac D3 Connected Robot Vacuum (Photo Credit: Neato Robotics)Cleaning is a pain, but you can get your home spick and span with the Neato Botvac D3 Connected Robot Vacuum. This smart vacuum has a special D-shape that gets in all the nooks and crannies, so you don’t have to think twice about allergens and dust. Plus, it’s slightly more budget-friendly compared to similar models.Buy it HereMore on Geek.com:Black Friday 2018: Top Deals for Gaming, Tech, and Smart Home GadgetsHow to Score the Best Black Friday Deals for Gaming, Tech, and MoreLearn Java, C#, Python, C++, and JavaScript Coding Skills with These Bundleslast_img read more

Esther Short Park an urban success story

first_imgTo hear former Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard tell it, the real hero behind the Esther Short Park revitalization effort was the homeless man who ordered the then-mayor out of the park and proceeded to shove him.“The attack on the mayor,” Pollard said, recalling the confrontation about two decades ago, “that was a historic moment of the city of Vancouver. That was the incident that turned Esther Short Park around.”These days, Esther Short Park is a community hub known for hosting a variety of events from the Vancouver Farmers Market to the Recycled Arts Festival.In 2015, the park hosted 48 permitted events. In 2016, the number jumped to 50 events; the majority of them were annual returning events and a handful were multiday events.The biggest problem facing the park now?“We’re always having an internal conflict about how many events are possible for the downtown area,” said Sean Douglas, parks operation program assistant with the city of Vancouver.last_img read more

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BC leaders lay siege to BC Samkshema Bhavan

BC leaders lay siege to BC Samkshema Bhavan

first_imgMusheerabad: National president of BC Association R Krishnaiah demanded the state government to regularise services of employees working in various government BC, SC and ST hostels. On Tuesday, hostel employees of various hostel, supported by BC leaders, laid siege to BC Samkshema Bhavan demanding regularisation of their services.Speaking on the occasion, R Krishnaiah demanded the state government to regularise the services of outsourced employees working hostels, as most of them have been working for last ten years. While the outsourced employees in electricity and other departments were regularised, why can’t be hostel workers be regularised, he questioned. Stating that hostel workers have huge workload and work from 5 am in the morning to 8 pm, he said. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us As most of them have reached their retirement ages, they cannot get employment anywhere, he said. He demanded to apply ‘equal work, equal pay’ as ruled by the Supreme Court and regularise their services. Among those who participated in the protest include BC leaders Gujja Krishna, G Anji, Vemula Ramakrishna, Krishna Yadav, Anathaiah, president of hostel contract and outsourcing workers union Chandrashekhar, Narsimha Naik, Jayanthi and others.last_img read more

Google and GoPro announce virtual reality deal

first_imgClose Tech giant Google has announced it is collaborating with camera-makers GoPro to create a virtual reality (VR) filming system using a multi-camera rig and Google Jump software.GoPro, whose lightweight, wearable cameras are popular with adventure sports enthusiasts, has created a 16-camera rig designed for shooting 360-degree video for use in VR headsets.Google will then use its Jump software to transform the raw video shot by the rig into smooth and seamless footage. The videos can then be uploaded to YouTube for viewing on VR headsets, such as Cardboard.Googles Vice President of Product Management Clay Bavor said: Jump enables any creator to capture the world in VR video. Video that you can step inside of and make it available to everyone. It has three parts − a camera rig [with] very specialised geometry, an assembler, which turns raw footage into VR video, and a player.Today Im excited to announce that GoPro plans to build and sell a Jump-ready 360-degree camera rig. Now GoPro has enabled people to capture some of the most awesome experiences, including spherical content and theyre bringing their camera expertise to the Jump-ready rig, which will include shared camera settings, frame level synchronisation and other features that will allow all 16 cameras to operate as one.The GoPro system was one of a number of announcements made at the companys developer conference in San Francisco. The search giant also announced contactless payment system Android M, a new Google Photos app offering free and unlimited cloud storage and an offline version of Google Maps offering turn-by-turn navigation.last_img read more

Trump likely to back Palestinian selfdetermination during Mideast trip

Trump likely to back Palestinian selfdetermination during Mideast trip

first_imgUS president Donald Trump arrives aboard Air Force One at JFK International Airport in New York, US 4 May, 2017. ReutersPresident Donald Trump will express support for Palestinian “self-determination” during a Middle East trip this month, a senior aide said on Friday, suggesting Trump is open to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict despite not having publicly embraced the idea so far.The comment by US national security adviser HR McMaster came just nine days after a White House visit by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in which Trump vowed to seek a historic peace deal but stopped short of explicitly recommitting to the eventual goal of Palestinian statehood, a long time bedrock of US policy.Previewing Trump’s first foreign trip, McMaster also said he would use a visit to Saudi Arabia, his first stop, to encourage Arab and Muslim partners to take “bold new steps” to confront those from Iran, Islamic State, al Qaeda and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government “who perpetuate chaos and violence.”Trump’s travels, which begin late next week and will also include stops in Israel and Rome, are intended to “broadcast a message of unity” by visiting holy sites of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, McMaster told reporters.Trump’s meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, currently due to be held separately, will be closely watched for whether he begins to articulate a cohesive strategy to revive long-stalled negotiations. Most experts are sceptical of Trump’s chances of brokering a peace accord that eluded his predecessors.Trump plans, in talks with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to “reaffirm America’s unshakeable bond to the Jewish state” and in a meeting with Abbas to “express his desire for dignity and self-determination for the Palestinians,” said McMaster, a decorated Army general with extensive Middle East experience.Trump is expected to meet Abbas, the Western-backed head of the Palestinian authority, in Bethlehem in the West Bank, Palestinian sources say.Palestinians were disappointed when Trump failed to mention a two-state solution in a joint appearance with Abbas on 3 May.Trump sparked international criticism in February when, during a news conference with Netanyahu, he appeared to back away from a longstanding US commitment to Palestinian statehood, saying he would leave it up to the parties to decide.An independent state is not only the aspiration of the vast majority of Palestinians but has been the objective of successive US administrations and the international community.Asked whether Trump would bring Netanyahu and Abbas together in the same room during the visit scheduled for 22-23 May, McMaster said that would be up to the president and the other leaders. “The final plans aren’t set yet,” he said.last_img read more

Register your Grade 1 and 8 kids online

Register your Grade 1 and 8 kids online

first_imgDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The Gauteng Education Department has urged parents to register their Grade 1 and Grade 8 children for 2017 at its online portal by logging into www.gdeadmissions.gov.za. Online applications will start on April 19, 2016, from 8am and will close at midnight on June 1, 2016.Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has assured parents that the registration website will be able to handle high traffic volumes when it goes live next Tuesday.So go on, register your children today and make your life as a parent easier.last_img read more

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first_img 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 | Interventional Radiology | June 19, 2019 Merit Medical Acquires Brightwater Medical Inc. Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced it has acquired Brightwater Medical Inc., based in Temecula, Calif. Brightwater… read more Related Content 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 News | Interventional Radiology | July 03, 2019 Varian Purchasing Embolic Bead Assets from Boston Scientific Varian announced it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the Boston Scientific portfolio of drug-loadable… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more March 14, 2011 – A vascular graft for hemodialysis access has received the CE mark. The Gore Propaten vascular graft, from W.L. Gore and Associates, utilizes a covalent bonding technology to adhere heparin to the graft surface.Arteriovenous (AV) grafts are used to create a conduit for repeated blood access during hemodialysis, allowing blood to be withdrawn from the body and cleansed when a patient has end stage renal disease (ESRD), commonly referred to as kidney failure. During the implantation procedure, a vascular graft is implanted through two small incisions in the arm. Once a tunnel is created under the skin, one end of the vascular graft is sewn to the artery and the other to the vein. Blood can then flow rapidly from the artery through the vascular graft into the vein, producing the higher flow rates needed for the hemodialysis process.The Carmeda BioActive Surface (CBAS) activity has demonstrated long-lasting effectiveness in a clinical explant of up to three years after implantation. It allows blood flowing through the graft to resist thrombosis or clotting. The graft is composed of an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) material with excellent handling properties and flexibility for ease of use.The device has been used in lower extremity applications in the United States since 2006 and in Europe for more than 10 years, with a reported one-year primary patency in below-knee bypasses of 80 percent, compared with 66 percent for standard ePTFE and 81 percent for autologous vein bypasses. With more than 18,000 dialysis access implants worldwide, it is the only vascular graft of its kind on the market approved for hemodialysis access. Interim results of a prospective, nonrandomized study comparing it to a non heparin-bonded graft in high-risk patients for hemodialysis access application found that the Gore Propaten vascular grafts have a significant improvement of 20 percent in clot-free survival compared to the control group.“This is forward progress in adding a new bioactive technology to address the graft failure mode of thrombosis. The Gore Propaten vascular graft has been successfully demonstrated in the lower extremities, and it is an exciting new option for hemodialysis use,” said Eric Chemla, M.D., consultant renal transplant and vascular surgeon, St. George’s Healthcare U.K. National Health Service (NHS) Trust.The graft is now available in multiple configurations, including 4 – 7 mm tapers and integrated rings. The cross-sectional profile is reduced by approximately 24 percent when compared to an externally ringed vascular graft.For more information: www.goremedical.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more Videos | Interventional Radiology | June 26, 2019 VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology Procedures Kevin Seals, M.D.,… read more center_img Technology | March 14, 2011 Vascular Graft Receives CE Mark News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 14, 2019 FDA Clears NvisionVLE Imaging System for Pancreatic and Biliary Applications August 14, 2019 — NinePoint Medical Inc. announced it has received U.S. read more Image courtesy of NinePoint Medical Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more VIDEO: How Alexa Might Help During Interventional Radiology ProceduresKevin Seals, M.D., is working on a research project using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home to create a new method for accessing information on device technologies in real time in the interventional radiology (IR) lab.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:47Loaded: 3.40%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:47 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_imgNew York, NY – Dubai is growing at an exponential rate and Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine, has released its selections of the top suites at the top luxury hotels in Dubai at www.elitetraveler.com. The comprehensive editorial guide to the top suites of top hotels and resorts is designed for elite travelers and the magazine’s typical reader who flies by private jet.“The readers of Elite Traveler make 41 trips per year, including 11 intercontinental trips,” noted Douglas Gollan, President and Editor-in-Chief of Elite Traveler. ” and Dubai is a major part of that with the number of hotel rooms tripling by 2015, from 47,000 to 141,000.”The luxury hotels and resorts featured in the Elite Traveler guide to Dubai are:-Burj Al Arab -Grand Hyatt Dubai -Jumeirah Beach Hotel -Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai -Mina A’ Salaam at Madinat Jumeirah -The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai -Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah -RK Kyaat Dubai -Residence & Spa at One&Only Rolayl Mirage -Grosvenor House -The Palace at One&Only Rolayl Mirage -Dal Al Masyaf at Madinat JumeirahFor each hotel or resort, the guide provides beautiful pictures of the top suites and insider information on special services, plus direct contact information to the hotel or resort.“Elite Traveler readers spend over $350,000 on stays and events at luxury hotels and resorts, so this is a great way to provide our readers updated and relevant content on the top suites at the top hotels and resorts at the tip of their fingers,” said Gollan.The Dubai luxury guide can be found at www.elitetraveler.com plus additional guides on luxury hotel and resort suites to more than 40 cities, including Monaco, London, Los Angeles, New York and Singapore.last_img read more

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