Government House Has Sole

first_imgThe boots were put to the walls or, more precisely, into the walls at Government House today, April 14, as extensive renovations continue at the historic mansion. In keeping with an old tradition, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal workers placed shoes in framed-in sections of the structure before putting up the new walls. “When Government House was originally constructed, 19th century craftsmen apparently believed that placing shoes near doors and windows warded off evil spirits at entry points,” said Bruce Wood, inventory control manager. “Since we found several ladies’ shoes in the walls when we dismantled the house, it seems only fair that we put a few back to act as a sort of poltergeist scarecrow.” The department started collecting used shoes in March. Among the donors was Lt.-Gov. Mayann Francis. Eight shoes will be put into the walls of Government House while the remainder will be donated to Adsum House and Dress for Success, two programs that support women in transition. The original shoes found in the walls have been removed and are being catalogued. It is hoped, they will be returned to Government House where they will be on permanent display.last_img read more

February Tourism Stats Available

first_imgThe Canada Games helped boost the number of room nights sold in Nova Scotia by 16 per cent in February 2011 compared to 2010. The two-week school break in Halifax Regional Municipality also contributed to increased accommodation activity throughout the province. While air travel increased by eight per cent in February, road travel to the province decreased by 14 per cent in the same time period, causing an eight per cent drop in overall visitors. Hazardous weather conditions during the month of February may have deterred visitors travelling by automobile from visiting Nova Scotia, however, motorcoach travel for the Canada Games helped offset this decrease. “The Canada Games brought many visitors to the province and had a positive impact on our air travel and accommodations,” said John MacDonell, acting Minister of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. “It is the first of many exciting events planned for 2011 that will help attract more visitors to Nova Scotia and build the province as a world-class travel destination.” In February, domestic travel to the province fell eight per cent. Visits from Atlantic Canada decreased by 13 per cent. However, the number of visitors from Quebec and Ontario was on par with February 2010, and western Canadian visitors were up 51 per cent. Total overseas visitors to the province in February increased from 1,400 to 2,200 compared to last year. For the year-to-date, room nights sold are up 11 per cent and visitors are down seven per cent. Traditionally, February visitors account for about four per cent of the total number of visits to Nova Scotia each year. Tourism statistics vary across the province. Detailed results can be found at Nova Scotia’s comprehensive system for reporting monthly tourism statistics includes counting non-resident overnight visitors at all entry points to the province and gathers the number of room nights sold from licensed accommodation operators. Tourism is an important contributor to Nova Scotia’s economy. In 2008, the industry employed more than 31,000 people and generated revenues of $1.82 billion.last_img read more

UNP insists 2019 budget not influenced by outsiders

The United National Party (UNP) today insisted that the 2019 Budget is a UNP budget and was not influenced by outsiders.Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Dr. Harsha de Silva defended the budget when speaking in Parliament today. He said the budget offered several concessions to the public and must be welcomed.The Minister also noted that the budget was in line with the UNP policies and was a UNP budget. (Colombo Gazette)

Goodman student to promote opportunities abroad

Brock’s Goodman School of Business has provided Vanessa Valencia with a world of opportunity.Her time at Brock has allowed the fourth-year business student to study in Europe as an exchange student, and she was recently chosen for another unique opportunity abroad.Valencia is one of about 30 students across North America hired by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to help promote studying and researching in Germany through the Young Ambassador program. Pushing herself beyond her comfort zone is nothing new for the international student, who came to Canada for the first time four years ago after choosing Brock. Originally from El Salvador, she travelled to Canada on her own to pursue her education.But she didn’t stop there.Valencia participated in not one but two back-to-back international exchange semesters.After spending last fall in Sweden at the University of Gothenburg and the winter in Germany at the University of Mannheim, Valencia said the experience has changed her for the better.“I think it’s changed my whole life in a sense,” she said.“I experienced new cultures and that was a really big deal for me. I have travelled a lot and have actually learned a lot about different ways of teaching because it was totally different from Brock.”She has met many new people along the way.“Now I have friends everywhere,” she said.One highlight for Valencia during her time abroad was travelling to Iceland, Norway, Denmark and much of central Europe in between her exchange semesters. It was her first time in Europe, though she now hopes to return.“Going on exchange is probably one of the best things that has happened to me in school,” she said. “It’s beyond what you learn in school because you get some life experience. You change your way of thinking, you’re more open minded and independent, and you become more organized and more mature.”When the ambassador opportunity presented itself, Valencia jumped at the chance to share her exchange experience and to help her peers at the Goodman School of Business learn about how they too can study abroad.“I saw this as a great opportunity and I love reliving my exchange, so why not help people go on exchange as well? They will have a great experience too,” she said.The ambassador role includes four days of training in New York City, which Valencia will attend next month.Beginning in September, she will work for one year to help promote exchange programs — especially those in Germany — among her peers in the Goodman School of Business. read more

Football Big shoes to fill for incoming commits like Trevon Grimes

Ohio State commit Trevon Grimes attends the Buckeyes’ game against Nebraska on Nov. 5. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOhio State had a good football season, with some real NFL talent shining through. Unfortunately for Buckeye fans, a majority of that talent is leaving for the 2017 NFL Draft.Most of the impact will be felt on the defensive side of the ball, as long-time OSU cornerback Gareon Conley and stud safety Malik Hooker both decided to chase the dream of playing on Sundays. With half of the secondary gone, and Buckeyes across the country waiting patiently to hear what upcoming redshirt junior cornerback Marshon Lattimore decides, the Scarlet and Gray have more than one incoming option who can step up in a big way on defense.On offense, OSU will be without its best playmaker on offense with the loss of Curtis Samuel. On top of that, Noah Brown surprised some with his decision to leave early after essentially just one year of play.OSU has more than enough incoming talent to help fill roles, but the expectations on the freshman are going to be steep.On the top of OSU’s 2017 recruiting haul are cornerbacks Jeffrey Okudah and Shaun Wade. Respectively, the duo is the No. 1 and No. 4 cornerbacks in the nation according to Lattimore’s decision, either one or both of the young cornerbacks could be thrust into a contributing or starting role. Okudah has one interception and one fumble recovery in his career, but has the size and talent to step up at the next level.Wade, on the other hand, who has been committed to OSU for nearly two years, is a bit undersized compared to Conley and Lattimore. He has the speed to stay with nearly any receiver, but will need an increase in his physicality in order to play at a level comparative to his veteran counterparts.Raekwon McMillan has been making plays since his first year with the Buckeyes, but there is still real promise in the linebacker unit even with his departure. Although now redshirt senior Chris Worley and now junior Jerome Baker had stellar years, the name Baron Browning might be the next big name in the middle for OSU.Browning, the No. 9 prospect according to, recording 189 tackles, four sacks and eight forced fumbles during his time in high school. Standing at 6-foot-2 and 229 pounds, he is a near carbon-copy size wise of McMillan.Size aside, Browning will potentially be replacing a linebacker who had over 200 tackles in his time in Columbus, and was a field general pre-snap for OSU. Although he has the resume behind him, it’ll take big time play to fill the shoes of McMillan if Browning gets the chance.Offensively, OSU has a potential replacement at H-back for Samuel in now sophomore Demario McCall. As for the loss of Brown, the Buckeyes have a plethora of receivers, but a potential replacement in either freshman Trevon Grimes or Tyjon Lindsey.Grimes and Lindsey are the No. 5 and No. 6 wide receivers in the nation according to Although both sustained season-ending injuries, each can make an impact in their own way.Grimes has a size similar to Brown, while Lindsey has speed similar to Dontre Wilson. Even though there are more experienced options, the group brings in a combined 2,780 yards and 40 receiving touchdowns.Although each position could see an upperclassmen take over, there are more than a few freshmen who could steal the spotlight. read more

VIDEO Three BASE jumpers arrested after 1776foot jump off the World Trade

first_imgBusiness Insider/YouTubeAnd you can see what it looks like to land: South Korea kicked up its trade war with Japan by making it 3 times harder for companies to export goods there These 10 cities are most at risk of an OB-GYN shortage, according to a troubling new study THREE BASE JUMPERS who posted footage of their incredibly terrifying antics at 1 World Trade Center last September have been arrested.On 30 September 2013, the men launched themselves off the 1,776-foot building and landed safely on the Manhattan streets below.A YouTube video of their stunt yesterday was posted yesterday and two of the suspects surrendered themselves at a local precinct.A fourth man, who is said to have kept watch for the jumpers, has also been detained by police, according to NBC New York.Andrew Rossig, James Brady, Marko Markovich and Kyle Hartwell face a number of charges including burglary and felony.Rossig said that they took care to ensure they were not endangering anybody else with their jump – which took place at 3am.However, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the men violated the law.“These arrests should send a message to anyone thinking about misusing a landmark this way. They will be tracked down and they will face serious charges. Being a thrill-seeker does not give immunity from the law.”The acronym BASE stands for ‘Building Antenna Span Earth’.Helmet-cam footage of the jump was posted to YouTube yesterday and Business Insider picked out some of the best bits.Here’s one of the men right as he jumps off 1 World Trade: Business Insider/YouTube Helmet cams captured the view of the city from the perspective of the jumpers:center_img The EU accuses Boris Johnson of only ‘pretending’ to negotiate a Brexit deal WeWork CEO Adam Neumann told employees he’s ‘humbled’ by the collapse of the firm’s IPO Watch the full video here:(YouTube: NYC B.A.S.E. Jump)last_img read more

Cult US indie artist Daniel Johnston has died aged 58

first_imgCult US indie artist Daniel Johnston has died aged 58 His brother said his death was unexpected and he was in good spirits just one day ago. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article US INDIE SINGER Daniel Johnston has died of natural causes at the age of 58.Johnston, praised as an enigmatic singer-songwriter, had been in and out of hospital in recent months with issues relating to his kidneys, according to his brother and manager Dick Johnston. His death was “unexpected” his brother said, adding “just yesterday his spirits were great and his ankles were swollen and he was looking and feeling really good”. He spent time in psychiatric care on a number of occasions for manic depression and made a name for himself bringing a new sound to lo-fi with decades’ worth of homemade recordings recounting stories of personal pain and unrequited love set to Beatles-inspired pop. In recent years he had largely been under his family’s care in the small town of Waller in eastern Texas.Two years ago, Johnston, who composes on piano and has traditionally performed on guitar, embarked on a tour that would turn out to be his last.He put aside instruments to sing with bands like Fugazi, that took inspiration from him and performed set lists from Johnston’s vast repertoire. 22,855 Views Thursday 12 Sep 2019, 7:46 AM By AFP 7 Comments Short URLcenter_img Source: vinceleers/YouTubeSome of his songs have been covered by internationally renowned acts like Pearl Jam, Tom Waits and Beck.CobainHis career enjoyed a major boost when the late Kurt Cobain appeared on MTV in one of Johnston’s T-shirts, leading to a surge of interest in the outsider artist, who at the height of Nirvana’s fame, was institutionalized.Born in Sacramento, California on 22 January 1961, Johnston was raised in West Virginia. He became a mainstay of the underground rock circles in Texas’ capital Austin in the early 1980s, offering up homemade cassettes to his friends and customers at his McDonald’s day job.The Austin City Limits music festival paid tribute to Johnston, saying the city known for its eclectic music had “lost a giant today”.He began drawing attention from members of the music industry with songs like Speeding Motorcycle and Don’t Play Cards with Satan.Before the announced retirement from touring, Johnston had appeared to be in improving health and in the 2000s traveled to play in Europe and Japan.A prolific sketcher, he has also found growing interest in his paintings, with the latest exhibition taking place this month in Tokyo.At his final New York performance in 2017, he took the stage to a standing ovation after a screening of “The Devil and Daniel Johnston,” the award-winning 2005 documentary on his troubled but prodigiously creative life.© AFP 2019  Image: Youtube Thu 7:46 AM Share14 Tweet Email1 Image: Youtubelast_img read more

Lack of innovation in Greek entrepreneurship

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The annual employment report from the Labour Ministry illustrates the lack of innovation in Greek entrepreneurship, as those setting up a business tend to resort to easier activities in the service sector such as commerce and catering. It also points to the decimation of many small enterprises and the fact that the majority of employed people work for just 1.6 per cent of employers.Among the positive features of the report based on data from the ministry’s Ergani register of hirings and dismissals is the increase in employment, as within one year employers have created a total of 159,729 jobs, while at the same time 17,714 new enterprises were set up offering work to at least one employee.The figures for 2013 had shown the number of enterprises employing at least one worker numbering 196,695, but this climbed to 214,409 this year, or a 9 per cent increase within 12 months. Nine out of 10 of those firms (89.6 per cent) employ just one person.Just under half of all enterprises (45.5 per cent) are active in catering and wholesale and retail commerce: Retail companies account for 17.98 per cent of enterprises, 13.12 per cent are in catering and 10.72 per cent in wholesale trade.The total number of salary workers in Greece amounts to 1,531,179 people this year, up from 1,371,450 in 2013. This constitutes a 11.65 per cent increase in salaried employment in 12 months.However, more than one in every five employees (21.81 per cent or 333,918 people) are in part-time employment or shift work. Of the remaining 1,197,271, 39.75 per cent receive a gross salary of between 500 and 1,000 euros per month. A total of 8.95 per cent of employees receive salaries below the official minimum level. Total monthly expenditure for salaries amounts to 1.595 billion euros gross.Interestingly, the majority of employees (70.99 per cent) belong to the 19-44 age group, with 777,073 people in the 30-44 age bracket. This is the large group of workers expected to be affected by the upcoming increase in the required years of employment from 15 to 20 for the right to a reduced or full pension.There are also 28.43 per cent of employees aged between 45 and 64 in the private sector, while 5,495 people are still working beyond the age of 64 years, and declaring so to the authorities.last_img read more

La mâchoire articulée moderne est apparue il y a 400 millions dannées

first_imgLa mâchoire articulée moderne est apparue il y a 400 millions d’annéesSelon une récente étude, notre mâchoire articulée n’aurait quasiment pas évolué depuis près de 400 millions d’années, période à laquelle sont apparus les premiers poissons munis d’une telle bouche. Il y a 420 millions d’années, les lacs, les mers et les rivières étaient peuplés de poissons ne possédant pas de mâchoires. Aussi, les paléontologues avaient dans l’idée que l’apparition d’animaux marins équipés d’une mâchoire articulée avait entraîné la disparition des poissons qui en était dépourvus, ces derniers étant de moins bons chasseurs.À lire aussiCette vidéo retrace l’évolution de nos ancêtres en moins de 2 minutesPourtant, le Pr Philip Anderson et ses collègues de l’Université britannique de Bristol ont démontré dans des travaux publiés dans la revue Nature que cette théorie n’était pas cohérente. Selon eux, la variété des mécanismes par lesquels les premiers animaux à mâchoires articulées se nourrissaient n’aurait eu qu’un impact très faible sur la diversité des poissons sans mâchoires. Ils ont ainsi déterminé que les deux groupes avaient coexisté pendant au moins 30 millions d’années. Autre constat allant dans ce sens, la disparition des poissons sans mâchoires n’a entraîné aucune évolution notable chez leurs cousins. Ainsi, les scientifiques pensent que les deux groupes n’étaient pas en concurrence directe, comme le rapporte Radio-canada.Aujourd’hui, près de 99% des vertébrés présentent une mâchoire articulée du même type que celui apparu chez les poissons, autrement dit dotée d’une mâchoire supérieure plus ou moins fixée et d’une mâchoire inférieure plus mobile. Selon les chercheurs, cette architecture aurait ainsi très peu évolué en 400 millions d’années.  Le 12 juillet 2011 à 19:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Canal du Midi 4000 platanes malades vont être abattus

first_imgCanal du Midi : 4.000 platanes malades vont être abattus4.000 platanes longeant le canal du Midi vont être abattus d’ici à la fin de l’année 2012. Ces arbres sont atteints ou menacés par la maladie du chancre coloré. A l’origine, le plan prévoyait d’en abattre 2.000, mais la maladie engendrée par un champignon s’est propagée extrêmement rapidement.Près de 4.000 platanes atteints par un champignon mortel vont être abattus le long du Canal du Midi, qui relie la Garonne à la mer Méditerranée. Comme le rapporte le site Sciences et Avenir, cette décision a été prise en accord avec la Commission supérieure des sites et paysages (CSSP) et Voies navigables de France (VNF). Le plan concernait initialement 2.000 arbres, mais la maladie du chancre coloré a très vite progressé depuis son apparition en 2006.À lire aussiCe time-lapse surprenant va vous faire changer d’avis sur la moisissureLes premières replantations sont prévues dès le début de l’année 2012, et le plan de “reconstruction du patrimoine arboré” sera cette même année soumis à l’inspection de l’UNESCO afin de conserver le classement du Canal du Midi au patrimoine mondial. “Le classement n’est pas menacé par cette inspection, mais nous devons montrer que nous ne restons pas les bras croisés face au chancre coloré et que nous prenons bien les mesures nécessaires pour préserver la valeur universelle exceptionnelle du paysage du Canal” explique Jacques Noisette, un responsable de la communication de VNF sud-ouest.D’après la préfecture de la région Midi-Pyrénées, 211 foyers de la maladie ont été recensés tandis que 1.338 platanes sont contaminés. Mais pour enrayer la propagation du champignon, tous les arbres sains situés dans un rayon de cinquante mètres autour d’un foyer doivent être abattus. Aujourd’hui, 868 platanes ont déjà été coupés, et le VNF va “solliciter dans les prochaines semaines de nouvelles autorisations” pour pouvoir abattre 4.000 platanes d’ici à la fin de l’année 2012.Le 15 juillet 2011 à 17:51 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Carcinome basocellulaire épidermoïde spinocellulaire de quoi sagitil

first_imgCarcinome : basocellulaire, épidermoïde, spinocellulaire, de quoi s’agit-il ?Un carcinome correspond à un cancer développé à partir des cellules épithéliales. Ce cancer de la peau représente environ 85% des tumeurs.Définition : qu’est ce qu’un carcinome ?Un carcinome correspond à un cancer développé à partir des cellules épithéliales. Il s’agit des cellules recouvrant l’épithélium, un tissu organique qui revêt la surface interne (muqueuse) de certains organes ou l’épiderme de la peau. Elles sont étroitement soudées entre elles. Les carcinomes représentent environ 85% des tumeurs. Plus fréquents et moins graves que les mélanomes, ils sont les cancers de la peau les plus souvent diagnostiqués. Types de carcinomeOn distingue deux grandes familles de carcinomes. – Carcinome basocellulaire :C’est de loin le cancer de la peau le plus fréquent (90% des cas). Il se développe à partir des cellules présentes dans la couche basale de l’épiderme, c’est-à-dire la couche la plus profonde. Il est généralement diagnostiqué à partir de 50 ans. La majorité du temps, le carcinome basocellulaire se forme sur une peau saine sans lésions et prend l’aspect d’un nodule. Dans deux cas sur trois, il est localisé au niveau du visage, de la tête ou du cou mais il peut apparaître un peu partout sur le corps (jambes, pieds, tronc, organes génitaux…). – Carcinome épidermoïde ou spinocellulaire :Le carcinome épidermoïde se développe au sein de la couche épineuse de l’épiderme. Il s’agit de la couche superficielle ou intermédiaire. Le diagnostic est plus tardif et se fait plutôt vers l’âge de 65 ans.  Contrairement au carcinome basocellulaire, le carcinome spinocellulaire se développe principalement à partir de lésions déjà présentes sur la peau comme une cicatrice, une plaque ou une lésion de la peau due aux rayons du soleil.Le carcinome épidermoïde est plus dangereux que le basocellulaire et peut connaître de graves complications en l’absence de traitement. Causes du carcinomeLa principale cause de l’apparition d’un carcinome est une exposition solaire excessive et prolongée. En effet, les rayons ultraviolets du soleil peuvent provoquer des anomalies au niveau des kératinocytes, les cellules constituant l’épiderme. Une forte utilisation des cabines à UV est donc très dangereuse. Les risques dépendent cependant du phototype de chaque individu. Plus la peau et les cheveux sont clairs, plus ils sont importants. À lire aussiCancer : définition, causes, types, qu’est-ce que c’est ?D’autres facteurs comme certaines maladies génétiques (albinisme, maladie des enfants de la lune) ou une immunosuppression (baisse des défenses immunitaires) peuvent également expliquer un carcinome.  Traitement d’un carcinomeLe traitement d’un carcinome passe obligatoirement par une intervention chirurgicale. L’opération, réalisée sous anesthésie locale ou générale, consiste en l’ablation de la tumeur et d’un petit périmètre de tissu sain autour. C’est ce qu’on appelle la marge d’exérèse. Cela permet de limiter les risques de récidive. Le carcinome étant le plus souvent non invasif, celle-ci est très rare. Une période de surveillance est quand même mise en place les années suivant l’intervention.Si la chirurgie n’est pas possible ou que le carcinome s’est étendu, la radiothérapie peut être utilisée. Elle consiste à détruire les cellules cancéreuses par irradiation locale avec des rayons X. Le 26 janvier 2016 à 15:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

City Of Kenai Approves Update To Animal Control

first_imgThe third change adds a new offense which requires responsible control and confinement of animals. Currently, it is an offense not to have an animal in the City under restraint. The change in the definition of “vicious animal” is for clarification purposes, ensuring that an animal is defined as vicious if it has done an unreasonable harmful act in a hostile manner, or has twice been found as dangerous by a court, according to City Attorney Scott Bloom. Bloom: “If you’ve been cited three times and you aren’t doing anything to change the behavior, then we need to take an additional step. Often the judges will talk to the people, and people tend to listen to the judge more than the animal control officers.”  The ordinance was approved by the Kenai City Council at their meeting on Wednesday. The new changes will go into effect in March of 2019. According to Bloom, the intent of this is to impart on animal owners a more serious message totry and gain compliance with the assistance of a judge.center_img Bloom: “Essentially if an owner lets their dog run loose in the City the owner can be cited, generally after several warnings, for failure to restrain their animal. This carries a citation amount of $50.” The second change, is in the citation procedures, and adds a new provision that animal owners that have been cited for an animal control violation three times in a 12 month period must have an arraignment, and go before a judge as opposed to just paying a fine. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Kenai approved an ordinance to make three changes to the City’s Animal Control code, including amending the definition of “vicious animal”.last_img read more

A travelling film fiesta

first_imgGerman, French , Italian or anything from the world of european cinema is at your beck and call in the capital.‘It is easier to cross borders through art and music than economics or politics’, coming from a Europeon Union represenative, the statement symbolised the spirit of the 18th European Union Film Festival. Celebrating Women, the 11 city travelling film festival that was launched in Coimbatore on 8 March, is on its way to the capital on 8 May, trailing a voyage through Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Goa and Mumbai. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’In the curtain raiser for the festival, Pavel Svitil, Minister Counsellor – Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Union to India Jean-Philippe Bottin, Director, Alliance Française de Delhi, Angela Trezza, Director,  Italian Cultural Centre, Tibor Kovacs, Director of Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, Jesús Clavero Rodríguez, Instituto Cervantes, came together to represent different EU member states. In an interaction, they dwelt upon the diveristy of Europe that will be portrayed through an assortment of 24 films produced in Europe over the last two years. In a deliberate effort, films of a certain nationality will be swapped and screened in a different cultural centre to embolden their message of cultural exchange and relationship. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThough the theme for the festival was decided long in advance, it happens to resonate with the current scenario in the capital. The screenings will share voices of women from across the European continent and offer an insight into their lives, their struggles and their persistance for being seen and heard.  The representatives assured that the films will have a cinematographic language that will hook the audience to the screen, however alien the languages be for  Indian audience. And ofcourse, you will get English subtitles to not lose the sense of meaning in between. Mark your dates for this one!DETAILWhen: 8- 19 May Where: Alliance Francaise, Instituto Cervantes, British Council, Hungarian Cultural Centre, Italian Cultural Centrelast_img read more

Jim Harbaugh went to the World Series last night and brought his

first_img Advertisement It’s been established that Jim Harbaugh marches to the beat of his own marching band. The University of Michigan Head Coach has always walked the fine line between brilliant and insane, and last night he provided further insight into the mind of a mad genius.Every kid loves bringing their glove to a baseball game, it’s an American tradition. It could be that special night where a foul or home run ball comes your way, so you might as well be ready to make a play and grab a souvenir. Keep your head on a swivel, Junior.One non-child that loves bringing the leather to the old ball game is Jim Harbaugh. He was spotted during Game 5 of the World Series last night, sitting next to his wife and Dad, with his trusty ball glove in tow.Harbaugh is a strange bird, but who’s going to tell him he can’t bring a glove to a game at 52 years old? No one. He may Temple of Doom your beating heart directly out of your chest. When asked why he brought the glove to the game, Harbaugh matter-of-factly responded, “Gotta bring the leather to the game. Have to.”Intense. Competitor. Excuse him for wanting to create lasting memories through preparation and excellence.Jim Harbaugh: “Gotta bring the leather.” Good stuff from @Cut4 at the World Series.— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 31, 2016last_img read more

Steelers made the right decision to franchise LeVeon Bell

first_imgSteelers made the right decision to franchise Le’Veon BellThe Steelers announced they are going to franchise Le’Veon for the second consecutive year. Colin thinks it’s the right decision over a long-term contract, given the short shelf life of NFL running backs and Bell’s past drug suspensions, which have forced him to miss time in multiple years.With Bell in-line to make $14-million under the franchise tag, he shouldn’t be too upset. Pittsburgh made the right decision to tag him instead of making a long-term commitment. Also:-Colin’s 2018 Mock Draft 2.0Guests:Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio talking IT struggling to fit in, and if the Cavs are vulnerable in the East.Marcedes Lewis – Jacksonville Jags tight end is in-studio discussing his NFL combine experience and the culture change in Jacksonville with Tom Coughlin.Stu Holden – FS1 Soccer Analyst is in-studio talking World Cup; and how U.S. Soccer can rebound after missing out.Caron Butler – -14-year NBA Veteran is in-studio talking about why life in Oklahoma City was better than people think; and how Kobe mentored him when he was traded to L.A. Isaiah Thomas is a chemistry killerLakers guard Isaiah Thomas tried to be the hero against Portland on Monday night, but instead ended up missing a key free throw and committing a game-deciding turnover that sealed the win for Portland.After getting shipped out of Cleveland for poisoning team chemistry, Thomas is having a tough time fitting in with L.A., too. In each situation, Colin thinks the evidence shows that Thomas is the problem because he wants franchise player respect, but doesn’t have franchise player game.last_img read more

Help Me Laptop Whats the Best Laptop for Working From Home

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndoForbes15 Cities With the Worst Drivers in AmericaForbesUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoAdvertisement There’s nothing better than seeing your loved one’s reaction to a gift they’ve always wanted. Not fit choosing just any laptop for his wife, Laptop Mag reader clay.zahrobsky turned to our forums for some help.Clay.zahrobsky is looking for a 13-to-15-inch sub-$1,000 laptop for everyday tasks, like watching movies and running Microsoft Office. Most importantly, the laptop has to be fast and reliable since his wife occasionally works from home.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 The specifications our reader requested include a display resolution above 1280 pixels, more than 250GB of storage and at least four hours of battery life. Lucky for clay.zahrobsky, there are tons of laptops on the market that fit this criteria. The hard part is settling on one of them. But fear not, I’m going to run through the best options available, so that our reader can buy the perfect machine for his wife.  Best Under $400The Acer Aspire E 15 is a solid option if you want to save some money. At just $379, the E 15 is one of the least expensive laptops that fits the bill. This 15-inch machine has a 1920 x 1080 resolution display, an Intel Core i3 CPU, and a 1TB, 5400rpm hard drive. That processor isn’t the most powerful, and we typically recommend a solid-state drive (SSD), but the Aspire E 15 performed well in our tests regardless. The most compelling reason to go for the E 15 (aside from its price) is for its nearly 9 hours of battery life. Along with performance, build quality (the E 15 is plastic) is the biggest tradeoff you make when you buy on a budget.Best Under $700If you want even faster performance and a more premium design, then go with either the Lenovo Ideapad 530s ($699) or the Asus VivoBook S15 ($699). Both laptops have sleek, ultraportable designs, slim display bezels and they did a great job in our benchmark testing. Unfortunately, the 15.6-inch displays on both the Ideapad 530s and VivoBook S15 aren’t particularly vibrant. Best Under $1000If you’re OK spending most of the $1,000 budget, then the Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UN ($929) and the HP Envy 13t ($899) should be at the top of the list. Both of these 13-inch laptops have sleek, aluminum chassis and they last more than nine hours on a charge. The ZenBook 13 even comes with a discrete graphics card for casual gaming, while the Envy 13t can be configured with a 4K display and an Nvidia MX150 GPU.Another option would be to buy the base model of a premium flagship laptop, like the new Dell XPS 13 ($899) or the Microsoft Surface Book 2 ($999). These device’s premium chassis, gorgeous displays and long battery life make them some of the best laptops around. However, only the base models, with lower-end components, are available for under $1,000.Bottom LineIf I were in our reader’s shoes, I would choose the ZenBook 13 UX331UN. For $929, you get a Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a discrete GeForce MX150 GPU. The laptop’s stunning blue chassis is remarkably thin and lightweight, and its keyboard is surprisingly comfortable to type on.Credit: Laptop Mag Best Dell and Alienware LaptopsBest HP LaptopsBest Lenovo Laptopslast_img read more

Updated Limited Time Discounts on 4K WiFi Quadcopter and Drone 5100mAh Battery

first_imgThe promotional pre-holiday deals on Gearbest are live, offering some of the lowest prices on the hottest selling products. We have already shared with you exclusive coupon codes on the Mi Notebook Air and Mi Mix 2, along with other products. But if you are looking for some fun gift options that don’t cost you above $500, you can’t go wrong with a drone. Here are some of the best discounts on Xiaomi’s quadcopter available either only for a limited time or offered on the first 50 units, so you will have to be quick to grab one for yourself.[Lowest Price] Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K UHD Wi-Fi FPV QuadcopterXiaomi’s easy to learn and easy to pack Mi Drone 4K remains one of the most talked about drones of the season. “Our controls are so simple that it is easy for beginners to pick up in a snap,” Xiaomi claims. “With just one button on our Mi Drone remote control or app, send the drone to flight, land, return, or even follow a desired route.” (More details and specs in our earlier post)Unlike others, Xiaomi offers its drones at reasonable price tags, making it one of the best choices if you are a beginner.Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K Wi-Fi FPV RC QuadcopterOriginal Price: $611.31Flash Sale: $399 at 35% off – applicable everywhere [update: still valid]Use code Mi4KUS to get it down to $385 for USA, HK, CA addresses (first 50 units only) Share Tweet Submit Original price: $100.24Flash Sale $69.99 limited timeLooking for more deals?There are a number of other products and deals available during the 11.11 Flash Sale. Some of the highlights include: Xiaomi Smart Mi Air Purifier: now $126.11 down from $154.34Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 4G Phablet (International): $149.99Xiaomi Mi Note 3 4G 128GB: $399.11 at a 24% super-limited time discount down from $526.66ILIFE V5S Pro Intelligent Robotic Vacuum Cleaner: $145.11 at a 15% offXiaomi Mi Band 2 Smartband (International): $19.11 at 40% discountXiaomi Wi-Fi Router 3G: $37.99 at 29% discountXiaomi Notebook Air 13.3″ 256GB: $719 at 19% off (ending in 10 hours!)And the hottest selling Xiaomi Air 12.5″ Laptop: $539.99 at 19% discount (ending in 10 hours!)You can check out the entire collection of Xiaomi products offered at massive discounts over here. Interested in other brands? Head over to this link for everything that’s included in the Gearbest 11.11 Flash Sale.– Relevant: Use these exclusive codes for discounts on Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air laptopscenter_img Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K Wi-Fi FPV RC QuadcopterXiaomi Mi Drone 4K UHD WiFi FPV Quadcopter – original price: $673.76Flash Sale: $389.99 on limited units (massive 41% discount for the next 8 hours only for next 2 hours, at $409.99)Further reduction for USA, HK, CA addresses – use code Mi4KCN to get it down to $385Xiaomi Mi Drone 15.2V 5100mAh Batterylast_img read more

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first_img Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Related Content News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Note 1: Under MQSA, each manufacturer’s Digital Breast Tomosynthesis system is currently considered a separate new mammographic modality, and the personnel requirements for new modality training apply.Note 2: In order to use the tomosynthesis portion of the unit, the facility must apply to FDA to have its certificate extended to include that portion of the unit. The certification extension only applies to the DBT portion of the unit. The facility must have the 2-D portion of the unit accredited by one of the accreditation bodies already approved to accredit the 2-D portion.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. News | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 Therapixel Appoints Matthieu Leclerc-Chalvet as CEO Artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer screening specialist Therapixel announced the appointment of Matthieu… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Feature | March 26, 2015 FDA Updates MQSA Facility Certification Extension Requirements for Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Systems Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more March 26, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released updated requirements for a mammography facility to extend its Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) certification for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) systems.All of the following information must be included with the application:1: Manufacturers name of FFDM-DBT unit 2. Facility Status Informationa. Facility Name and FDA Facility ID Number b. FDA Certificate Expiration Date c. Current Accreditation Body for the 2D unit d. Accreditation Expiration Date e. Facility Contact Person for DBT unit f. Contact Person’s Title g. Contact Person’s Telephone, Fax, E-mail h. Facility Address i. Facility Owner3. DBT Unit Identificationa. Machine Manufacturer b. Machine Model c. Year of Manufacture d. Serial Number e. Accreditation Body Unit Number4. DBT Digital Image Receptor Identification (if interchangeable)a. Receptor Manufacturer b. Receptor Model c. Year of Manufacture d. Serial Number (if applicable)5. Identification of Printer for Hard Copy Interpretation (mandatory even for facilities performing only soft copy interpretation)a. Printer Manufacturer b. Printer Model c. Year of Manufacture d. Serial Number6. Final Interpretation Review Monitor Identification (if soft copy display is available)a. Monitor Manufacturer b. Monitor Model c. Year of Manufacture d. Serial Number7. Phantom Identificationa. Phantom Manufacturer b. Phantom Model8. Hardcopy phantom image (3D mode) must be included when submitting application.9. Personnel Qualificationsa. Interpreting Physicians who are qualified to interpret DBT mammograms (see Qualified Personnel) b. Radiological Technologists who are qualified to perform DBT mammography examinations and the manufacturer recommended quality assurance tests (see Qualified Personnel) c. Medical Physicists who are qualified to perform equipment evaluations and/or surveys of DBT mammography units (Qualified Personnel)10. Complete Detailed report of Mammography Equipment Evaluation (MEE) (must have been conducted in accordance with 900.12(e)(10) within the 6 months prior to the request for use approval) must be included when submitting application. a. Statement that equipment performance, as required under the following sections of the MQSA final regulation 21 CFR 900.12(b), is met:(1) Prohibited Equipment (2) Specifically Designed for Mammography (3) Motion of Tube-Image Receptor Assembly (4)(iii) Removable Grid (if applicable to the DBT system used) (5) Beam Limitation and Light Fields (6) Magnification (7) Focal Spot Selection (8) Compression (9) Technique Factor Selection and Display (10) Automatic Exposure Controlb. The results of quality control tests as required under the following sections of the MQSA final regulations 21CFR 900.12(e):(4)(iii) Compression Device Performance (5)(i) Automatic Exposure Control Performance (if applicable to the DBT system used) (5)(ii) Kilovoltage Peak Accuracy and Reproducibility (5)(iii) Focal Spot Condition (Resolution) (5)(iv) Beam Quality and Half-Value Layer (5)(v) Breast Entrance Air Kerma and AEC Reproducibility (if applicable to the DBT system used) (5)(vi) Dosimetry (5)(vii) X-Ray Field/Light field/Image receptor/Compression paddle alignment (5)(ix) System Artifacts (5)(x) Radiation Output (5)(xi) Decompression (or alternative standards allowed for these requirements) (6) Quality Control Tests – Other Modalities (Facilities must perform all DBT manufacturer recommended quality control tests including the medical physicist’s tests for Soft Copy Display system)c. The results of the phantom image quality tests, including a sample image d. If any of the requirements in 8 a, b, or c are not met, submit documentation of successful corrective action e. If any of the requirements in 8 a or b are not performed, explain why the requirement is not applicable f. Date of the MEE g. Name and address of the physicist(s) who performed the MEE11. DBT Manufacturer’s Quality Control Programa. Name of the Quality Control Manual b. Year published c. Revision number, if not the original d. Printing number, if not the original12. Signature of facility contact person for the DBT unit Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more last_img read more

Median Home Prices Dip as Inventory Declines Level

first_img August 19, 2013 447 Views Median home prices dipped month-over-month in July, but still experienced a sharp rise from last year, according “”RE/MAX’s””: latest housing survey covering 52 metropolitan areas. At the same time, the inventory situation eased, while sales remained strong. [IMAGE]Homes in July sold for a median price of $189,950, down 2.1 percent from June, but up by 11.5 percent from July 2012. The annual increase marks 18 consecutive months of yearly gains, and 49 out of the 52 metro saw improvements over the last year. [COLUMN_BREAK]While inventory was down compared to last year and the prior month, the decreases were more conservative, which means home price gains should slow, according to RE/MAX. July inventory was 1.3 percent below the level in June and 20.7 percent lower compared to a year ago. However, inventory expanded month-over-month in 18 of the metros tracked. Currently, it would take four months to clear inventory available for sale, but in San Francisco, Denver, and Los Angeles, supply was under two months. Sales in July were positive all around, with closed transactions climbing 17 percent from last year and inching up by 1.5 percent from the prior month. The annual increase represents the 25th straight month sales were higher. Overall, 48 of the 52 metro areas saw higher sales over the last year. Thirty-nine of those metros saw double-digit increases, including Albuquerque (+43.8 percent); Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (+38.7 percent); Chicago (+38.3 percent); Boise, Idaho (+36.8 percent); Providence, Rhode Island (+35.5 percent); and Indianapolis (+30.5 percent). Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies For-Sale Homes Home Prices Home Sales Housing Supply Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing RE/MAX Service Providers 2013-08-19 Esther Cho in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicingcenter_img Median Home Prices Dip as Inventory Declines Level Sharelast_img read more

Chinese market under threat from realestate cowboys

first_imgBy Stefanos EvripidouREAL ESTATE agents were warned yesterday that “appalling practices” of the past have damaged Cyprus’ reputation while similar unprofessional behaviour in the real estate sector today is threatening to destroy the emerging and promising Chinese market.The message was delivered by Interior Minister Socrates Hasikos and general secretary of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KEVE) Marios Tsiakkis at the annual general meeting of the real estate agents association (SKEK) in Nicosia yesterday.In his address, Tsiakkis highlighted the recent interest in Cyprus real estate from the Chinese market and called on everyone to handle the new opportunity responsibly and prudently.“I want to take this opportunity to draw your attention to a number of complaints that have already been reported to us about unprofessional behaviour by Cypriot property sellers to Chinese buyers and call on you to give this issue the proper attention,” he said.“As a country, and you as an industry, we cannot afford to let a small group of non-professionals destroy- at the altar of easy money- an emerging and very promising market which if handled correctly and responsibly can act as a powerful injection for the suffering Cypriot economy.”Tsiakkis called on the government to take new measures to boost the property market.“The imposition of new taxes on immoveable property, without curbing non-productive state spending, does not contribute to raising state revenue, or to growth of the economy. These times we are living require more sophisticated approaches to exit the crisis and return to growth,” he said.He also noted that the real estate sector was the most affected by the crisis as reflected in the property sales recorded in all districts.Unfortunately, the impact of the economic crisis, the overheated property sector, current banking problems, and lack of liquidity in the market have brought the sector to its knees, he said.Also addressing the AGM, Hasikos said despite the protracted crisis, Cyprus continues to offer a consistently high and favourable business environment and an excellent network of services that make it an important financial and business centre of the Eastern Mediterranean.“However, I must underline that unfortunately the good reputation of Cyprus as a destination for investment in real estate has been adversely affected in recent years by the appalling practices of people and businesses, which in many cases exposed the Republic to foreign investors,” he said.Hasikos called on the real estate association to work both domestically and abroad to restore the name of the Cypriot market.Outlining government plans for the ailing sector, the minister said his ministry was focused on “promoting radical solutions to the problems facing the sector to give a real boost to growth in the country”.He expressed hope that significant changes to the real estate and town planning laws “will fundamentally solve the ailments of the past, not only to protect and enshrine property buyers but also to help restore the good name of the Cyprus real estate market abroad”.Some of the changes required by the memorandum signed with the troika include: the re-evaluation of property values at today’s prices; compulsory registration of contracts of sale within six months of their conclusion; access of the banking sector to the digital archives of the Land Registry; and accelerated procedures for issuing title deeds so that pending title deeds by the end of 2014 are not more than 2,000.“Our goal is to implement our commitments within the agreed time scales, which are pressing and demanding,” he said.He expressed the government’s determination to succeed as future loan disbursements depend on it, but also because it considers implementation of the new measures will help rationalise the functioning of the real estate sector.SKEK chairman Angelos Georgiou warned that certain legal amendments parliament keeps passing are worsening the situation in the real estate market.Addressing Hasikos, he said the decision to revise the criteria for fast-tracking residence permits for foreign investors in Cyprus has upset the industry, turning things on their head.As a result, the arrival of Chinese investors in Cyprus has seen a sharp decline, he argued. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchBack Pain Treatments That Might Surprise You. Search For Back Pain TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more