New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men for making a great comeback in the ongoing World Cup following their emphatic victory over New Zealand in Birmingham. Pakistan were in a spot and were brutally criticised by former cricketers and fans on social media following their loss to arch-rivals India on June 16 at the Old Trafford. However, they made a strong comeback in their next fixture as they defeated South Africa by 49 runs, knocking them out of the competition on June 23 at Lord’s. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ Medvedev And on Wednesday, Pakistan came out with a brilliant bowling performance as they first restricted the Black Caps to 237/6 at a tricky Edgbaston wicket. Left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi was the pick of Pakistan bowlers as he scalped three wickets and also bowled three maidens out of his 10 overs, giving away just 28 runs in his spell. The Green Brigade then rode on Babar Azam’s unbeaten century to chase down the target with six wickets in hand. Along with Babar (101*), Haris Sohail also made significant contribution with the bat and scored 68 runs. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’ships “Congratulations to our cricket team for a great comeback. Congratulations especially go to Babar, Haris and Shaheen for their brilliant performances,” the Pakistan Prime Minister tweeted on Wednesday night. Former cricketers Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis also took to Twitter to congratulate the Pakistan team. “Brilliant batting by Babar Azam and Haris Sohail, special win for Pakistan. Babars batting through the innings has made all the difference. The talent of Haris Sohail, his shot making is pure class. Pakistan are back in this World cup!” tweeted Afridi. “Match winning inning from Babar Azam. Brilliant display of talent by Haris Sohail. What a class act he is turning out to be. Shaheen Afridi bowled with pace & aggression. Pakistan Zindabad. One step closer to the dream,” said Akhtar. “Pakistan keep the dream alive!” tweeted Wasim. “Congratulations Pakistan and Well done Team Green You guys played like Champions,” said Waqar on the micro-blogging website. The win ensured that Pakistan remain in the hunt for a berth in the semi-finals. And while the team currently has seven points from as many matches, they need both luck and wins in their remaining two matches to ensure a path ahead in the knockout stages.
New Delhi: India lost 60 elephants and eight tigers to train accidents in the last three years as several railway tracks run through forest areas, the Environment Ministry told Parliament on Monday.Responding to a query on death of animals due to train accidents, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said movement of wild animals in search of food and water brings them in close proximity to railway lines, leading to accidental deaths. According to the data provided by the minister, 60 elephants, eight tigers and one lion were killed in train accidents between 2016 and 2018-19. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Rail tracks do pass through forest areas also. Movement of wild animals in search of food and water, brings them in very close proximity to railway lines and at times, leads to accidental deaths. “The state/Union territories’ Forest Departments manage the forest and wildlife habitats with cooperation of other sectors,” Javadekar told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply. The ministry said it has no plan to remove railway tracks from forest areas but several measures have been taken to track animal movement around railway track, especially that of lion. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”Adequate number of trackers have been deployed for day-night patrolling to watch lion movement along railway tracks. “Regular and extensive patrolling by frontline field staff of the State Forest Departments is done so that wild animals can be retained in their habitat,” it said. The environment ministry said that standard operating procedure (SOP) has been issued to manage tigers dispersing in human-dominated landscapes to safeguard humans as well as the big cats.
OTTAWA — Caitlan Coleman denies trying to use her husband Joshua Boyle as a bargaining chip to get chocolate while the pair were held captive by extremists.Coleman told Boyle’s assault trial in Ontario court today there is no truth to his claim she attempted to get the treat in exchange for Boyle’s participation in a mock execution by their Taliban-affiliated captors.Coleman testified via video link from the United States as lawyers wrapped up their re-examination of witnesses in the case.Boyle, 36, has pleaded not guilty to offences against Coleman, including assault, sexual assault and unlawful confinement in the period of October to December 2017.The incidents are alleged to have taken place after he and Coleman returned to Canada five years after being taken prisoner in Afghanistan during a 2012 backpacking trip through central Asia.Coleman said today she was hoping the couple would be denied permission to enter Afghanistan, contradicting Boyle’s testimony earlier in the trial they were both keen to visit the strife-torn country.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 30, 2019.The Canadian Press
The Toronto stock market finished lower as gold prices dropped to a three-week low on increasing expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this year.The S&P/TSX index ended down 71.28 points at 13,791.88.Gold prices were also pulling back a day after the Fed meeting hinted at the possibility it could raise rates in December for the first time in seven years. The December gold contract plunged $28.80 to US$1,147.30 an ounce, while December copper fell four cents to US$2.32 a pound.Bombardier Inc to get US$1 billion from Quebec government to rescue troubled CSeriesSuncor touts performance to reiterate Canadian Oil Sands bidU.S. economy stutters, but doesn’t stallCrude oil prices for December added 12 cents to US$46.06 a barrel.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 23.72 points at 17,755.80, while the broader S&P 500 shed 0.94 of a point to 2,089.41 and the Nasdaq pulled back 21.42 points to 5,074.27.The Canadian dollar was up 0.15 of a cent at 75.95 cents as the greenback retreated against a number of major currencies.
Former Navy sailor and now astrologer Wijemuni Vijitha Rohana de Silva had made the claims on social media. He is noted for his assault on Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1987. Bopage said that there was a threat to the life of the President through the claims made by the astrologer and so it must be investigated.Meanwhile, it is understood that the President’s office had distanced itself from the statement made by Bopage to the media. (Colombo Gazette) The police has been asked to investigate claims made by an astrologer that President Maithripala Sirisena will die before January 26 next year.Media Ministry Secretary Nimal Bopage said that the claims on the President was being circulated on social media. He said that the claims made by the astrologer are false and so the police has been asked to investigate the “conspiracy”.
CHICAGO — Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Sept. delivery declined 15 cents at $4.8860 a bushel; Sept. corn fell 8 cents at $4.1840 a bushel; Sept. oats was was off 7 cents at $2.6540 a bushel; while Aug. soybeans lost 12 cents at 8.8360 a bushel.Beef and pork was higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Aug. live cattle was up 1.22 cents at $1.0890 a pound; Aug. feeder cattle rose 1.26 cents at $1.4158 a pound; Jul. lean hogs gained 1.40 cents at .8465 a pound.The Associated Press
Can a deposit on bottles help Ireland’s environment? The Green Party says yes. By Paul Hosford Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3367523 14,416 Views May 1st 2017, 8:30 PM Image: Steve Parsons Share Tweet Email3 WITH THE POOLBEG incinerator firing up for the first time, the conversation about Ireland’s waste has never been higher on the agenda.According to CSO figures for 2014, the average Irish person is responsible for 586kgs of waste a year – the sixth highest in the EU. Of that, 233kgs per capita is sent to landfill sites – around 100kg more than the EU average.With those figures in mind and concerns around the incineration of waste in Poolbeg, the Green Party has suggested a solution.The party last week called for the introduction of a deposit refund scheme for recyclables to counterbalance the demand of Poolbeg.Party spokesperson for Local Government, Councillor Malcolm Noonan said the systems were common across Europe.“Deposit refund schemes are in place all across Europe; they provide revenue to community and sporting groups, create a local economy of recycling and most importantly divert large quantities of good quality recyclable material from landfill or incineration and in turn clean up our urban and rural areas.“We cannot keep consuming at this rate; designing out wasteful and toxic packaging coupled with a deposit refund scheme as we are proposing are important steps in ensuring that incineration does not become our default way of dealing with the waste we produce.”How would it work?Asked for clarification on just how the law would work, a party spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that the plan is based on a Dutch system.The model we looked most closely at is how the deposit scheme works in the Netherlands. Deposit schemes are primarily aimed at glass bottles, as they don’t biodegrade, are unsuited to incineration, and are easily recycled, but we would propose examining how plastics could also be included in such a scheme. There would be a nominal charge of 5 or 10 cent on each glass/plastic bottle, paid for at the point of sale.“Automated machines, placed at recycling centres, supermarkets, off licences etc would refund the fee when bottles are returned to them for recycling. There are other models available, such as where retailers refund the deposits when bottles are returned to them. We would look to work with the retail and waste collection industries, and local authorities, to decide on which model would suit best in the Irish context and how it could be implemented.”The Dutch ModelIn Holland, the sale of large soft drink bottles carries a 25c deposit. If a consumer returns that bottle to an automated machine or participating outlet, they get their 25c back. Beer bottles have a 10c deposit and crates of beer €1.50. Source: Cereal Marshmallows/YouTubeThe Dutch machines work something like a cross between a bottle bank and a change machine in a supermarket. A consumer puts their recycling in the machine and is given a receipt that can be cashed.According to BottleBill.org, the system has had a 98% success rate.Could it work here?Container deposit legislation is common across the world and has been implemented in many countries without much of a fuss. With glass making up about 5% of total Irish landfill, and plastics around 15%, there is a decent amount to gain, but only if the legislation forms consumer habit.In 2013, a councillor in Athy told TheJournal.ie that a river cleanup there had yielded 2,000 cans and bottles.However, a Repak report in 2008 said that such a scheme would only increase Ireland’s overall recycling rate by 1.4%.At present it appears there are no plans for such a scheme in Ireland however.“The Minister at this point in time is not considering a deposit refund scheme for recyclables,” a spokesperson for the Department of the Environment told TheJournal.ie.In July 2014 the Minister for the Environment published a Review of the Producer Responsibility Initiative Model in Ireland. As part of this review, a wider examination of issues within the packaging sphere was undertaken and consideration was given to the introduction of a bring back scheme for waste. Monday 1 May 2017, 8:30 PM Image: Steve Parsons 38 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The review report did not recommend the introduction of a deposit and refund scheme and concluded that to establish such a scheme was inappropriate, in view of the operation of the existing packaging scheme (operated by Repak), and policies concerning household waste collection, plus the high administrative costs of introducing such a system.“It is also conceivable that littering could occur where waste bins might be searched for items attracting a refund under any such scheme,” they added.Read: Recycling: ‘This can’t go on. I want refundable deposits on bottles and cans. It can be done’
A Man Called HawkComing in at the end of the decade, A Man Called Hawk was a remarkably ahead of its time crime thriller. Avery Brooks starred as the titular Hawk, a private dick and problem solver who packed a massive Colt Python .357 Magnum and wore sunglasses all the time. After returning to his hometown of Washington D.C, Hawk helped out the downtrodden and the unlucky with a variety of problems. Hawk was a remarkably interesting and nuanced character – he was an absolute badass on the streets but indulged his softer side by collecting African art and playing the vibraphone. It’s fair to say that with the success of Luke Cage there’s room for more badass Black action heroes on TV. Crime StoryThe idea of a weekly TV action-drama that told a single continuing story over multiple seasons isn’t anything revolutionary now. But when Crime Story debuted in 1986, it was a different story. The show starred Dennis Farina and Anthony Denison as a Chicago cop and the mobster he’s hunting down, and was set in the mid-60s. The first season boasted one of the most shocking cliffhangers TV had seen at the time, as Denison’s character was presumably disintegrated at a nuclear test site. The second season revealed that the Mafia man had cut a deal with the government and the pursuit got way more complicated. It was a remarkably ambitious and expensive show for the time, and was way ahead of its time. Sledge Hammer!Technically not a full-on action show, Sledge Hammer! was nevertheless one of the best cult hits of the decade. David Rasche is an absurdly brutal San Francisco police detective who sleeps and showers with his gun and has a bumper sticker on his car that reads “I ♥ VIOLENCE.” This over-the-top black comedy had plenty of action in it, and despite Sledge’s propensity for gunplay he somehow managed to never shoot a single person over the course of 40+ episodes. The best modern comparison would probably be Chris Elliot’s marvelous Eagleheart, but Sledge Hammer was something truly special and deserves to be resurrected.For more 80s nostalgia check out our review of comic AmeriKarate. You should definitely watch all of GLOW. Add some killer tees to your retro wardrobe. For all 80s reboots click here. 11 ’80s Horror Franchises Due for a ComebackNike x ‘Stranger Things’ Collection Goes Back to the Summer … Misfits Of ScienceSuperhero shows are pretty much inescapable these days, but the vast majority of them are set in either the Marvel or DC universes. Nothing against either of those, but variety is the spice of life. What better time to bring back a cult TV classic that only lasted a single season in 1985? Misfits Of Science followed the young charges of the Humanidyne Institute. This included electrocuted rock and roll musician Johnny Bukowski and telekinetic teen delinquent Gloria Dinallo as they drove around in a customized ice cream truck contending with seriously bizarre mysteries involving talking dolphins, time-displaced cavemen and a CIA agent who manages to lose the “nuclear football” that could kick off World War III. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. This week sees the debut of Magnum P.I, a modern reboot of the 1980 Tom Selleck action show about a private detective living in Hawaii. The show was a massive hit when it first aired, so it’s not surprising that nostalgia is bringing it back – but it seems like we’re in a hot spot with 80s television dramas right now. Magnum joins the reboot of MacGyver, now entering its third season, as well as movies like The Equalizer and The A-Team, both of which had their origins in the Reagan era.What was it about the 80s and action shows? The decade marked a transitional time for television, as budgets grew and cable channels started to dip their toes in production.AirwolfRunning from 1984 to 1987, Airwolf followed the operations of a top-secret high-tech helicopter with stealth capabilities and supersonic top speed. Stolen by its psychopathic engineer, the copter is recovered by pilot Stringfellow Hawke, who uses it to battle back the forces of Communism in locales around the globe. Obviously, the political climate has changed since the end of the Cold War, but there’s something compelling about the basic premise, and in a world of information warfare, drone strikes and other high-tech ways of killing people, the concept of Airwolf could have new resonance. But who will be the Jan-Michael Vincent of the 21st century? The New Adventures Of Beans BaxterCreated by “Savage” Steve Holland, the director of 80s cult classic Better Off Dead, this short-lived early FOX action comedy chronicled the adventures of an ordinary Kansas teen who discovers that his father was actually a top secret agent and carries on in his footsteps to try and rescue him from an international terrorist organization. The show was an oddball mixture of quirky comedy and high intrigue that we’d love to see some modern director tackle. One amusing bit of trivia is that the Beans Baxter role was originally offered to David Spade, who turned it down. The Fall GuyLee Majors starred as stuntman Colt Seavers in this 1981 guilty pleasure. Seavers moonlights from his day job jumping and crashing cars as a bounty hunter, tracking down bail jumpers and other scumbags to make ends meet. There was nothing artful or experimental about The Fall Guy – it just scratched the same Fast & Furious itches of cars doing insane stunts mixed with human drama. The Rock was in talks to star in a film reboot of the franchise back in 2013, but it doesn’t seem to be moving forward and, to be honest, TV is the Fall Guy’s home. Imagine a modern Seavers struggling to find his place in a world where everything can be done with CGI and we’re halfway there. Max HeadroomAlthough he’s probably best known for Coke commercials, the pseudo-computer-generated Max Headroom character was the anchor for one of the decade’s most missed cult sci-fi shows. Matt Frewer starred as Max, the glitched-out digitized personality of reporter Edison Carter after he suffers a head injury. The 1987 series was remarkably prescient, depicting a dystopian future where a handful of megacorporations control our lives. Frewer has revisited the role of Headroom a few times since, but we’d love to see a Black Mirror-inspired remake of the original where everything is way worse than we could have ever imagined. StingrayI have fond memories of this 1985 NBC series that starred Nick Mancuso as the titular Ray, who did the classic “helping people with their problems” each week but in a slightly tweaked way. Ray – named after the sweet as hell black ’65 Chevy Stingray he drove – didn’t accept cash for his services. Instead, if he did something for you he’d take a marker for a favor to be performed later. The people who owed him came from all parts of society, from the elite to the man in the street. Lots of undercover adventures and a very stylish title sequence couldn’t help the show last more than two seasons, unfortunately. KnightwatchThis is one that, frankly, flopped when it first premiered in 1989, but the premise is so solid that a 2018 reboot could really sing. Knightwatch followed the “Knights of the City,” a vigilante group modeled after the real-life Guardian Angels who patrolled NYC on foot and faked a number of rescues from subway muggings for publicity. Unfortunately for the series, it was up against ratings juggernaut The Cosby Show and only lasted a few months. The idea of a group of civilian crimefighters working in public without any superhuman abilities is a fascinating one, and a remake of the show could tackle some of the issues the 80s version wasn’t ready to. Stay on target ManimalOkay, let’s just be clear: Manimal was not a very good TV show. The adventures of Dr. Jonathan Chase, who could shapeshift into any animal form, were hokey at best, and the effects (by master Stan Winston) just didn’t translate to the small screen. But there’s just something so gleefully weird and silly about a buttoned-up British dude turning into a panther to help solve crimes, and a modern ironic take on the franchise could be fun as hell. Manimal never really had a chance back in the 80s – NBC put it up against ratings juggernaut Dallas, and it was swiftly and mercilessly crushed. There was talk of a cinematic version with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay producing, but we’re not sure if it’s still in development.
Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Twitter TMZ Sports is featuring an interview with NXT star Matt Riddle where he talks about comparisons of the NXT product to WWE’s main roster.Riddle pointed out how the products are very different.“We’re different. We’re new. We’re fresh. We’re not like the same kind of watered down child’s product that WWE’s has kind of turned into a lot. When people watch us (NXT), it’s more real. It’s more believable.”Riddle also talked about why staying in NXT could help grow the brand even more instead of making the jump to RAW or Smackdown Live.“Well, maybe I’m thinking about it wrong (on jumping to the main roster). Because NXT is so hot, maybe we should stay and try and make NXT bigger than RAW and Smackdown and just be, the big guy. You know, which isn’t impossible.” Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Pinterest Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Google+ WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook
One vintage downtown Vancouver home that appears to be in jeopardy has become busy and beloved recently — and not just by spiritual seekers, full-moon drummers and young moms looking for community. In March, Wattle Tree Place won Vancouver’s Downtown Association’s award for the Best New Business of 2017.Wattle Tree — a New Age-flavored cafe and hangout that offers everything from oracle readings and massage therapy to children’s story time and occasional live music in its imaginatively landscaped backyard — was launched in August by two Australian sisters whose unlikely life paths landed them in downtown Vancouver. They contend that they sketched their dream business property on a piece of paper, and it miraculously manifested on East 16th Street near Main: a 1910 arts-and-crafts bungalow with a covered porch, brick columns and exposed rafters and brackets. It’s a classy, friendly old place on a leafy downtown street.“I wanted to own my own business, ” Anna Phillips said, one focusing on healing and wellness, motherhood and meditation, community and coffee. Phillips, her sister Sophie Wegecsanyi, and their husbands have installed cafe infrastructure on the ground floor, remodeled upstairs rooms for massage therapists and midwives, and developed a complex backyard landscape of pathways and sandboxes, picnic tables and gardens, patios and canopies. They’ve also heard from descendants of former residents, who tell tales of life in the house in decades past.But the sisters don’t own the property. They rent it from a Portland developer who bought the whole block a few months ago, and said it was his intention to redevelop.“When we took it on, we knew the chances were good that it would sell,” Phillips said. “The shock was that the business took off.”
Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #UBfirsthonorarydegree Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 30, 2017 – Nassau – Sir Lynden O. Pindling envisioned that one day the College of The Bahamas would become the University of The Bahamas (UB), a dream realized with UB’s charter on 10th November 2016. At its historic inaugural Commencement held on 25th May 2017, the University posthumously conferred upon Sir Lynden its first honorary degree.Acting on behalf of UB trustees, upon the recommendation of faculty, UB President Dr. Rodney D. Smith (left) and Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Earl Cash (right) presented the degree, Doctor of the University Honoris Causa, to Sir Lynden’s daughter, Ms. Monique Pindling. The inaugural Commencement was held at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium.According to the citation, Sir Lynden deserved the honour because he served the country with distinction as Prime Minister; he became the Father of the Nation and under his leadership sovereignty for The Bahamas came to fruition 10th July 1973; and as a significant part of his vision for a better Bahamas and its citizens, he spearheaded the establishment of COB which has transitioned to UB.UB also scored a record number of graduates this year, with 790 persons. Last year, 594 students graduated from what was then the College of The Bahamas.#magneticmedianews#UBfirsthonorarydegree
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsJULIAN (KUSI) – The Julian Fire Department was the last volunteer fire department in San Diego County. Monday, the San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission voted to do away with it, and have the County Fire Authority take over.The Local Agency Formation Commission is in charge of any change to local government boundaries, that includes the creation, and dissolution of special districts. It’s made up of local lawmakers, including County Supervisors Bill Horn and Dianne Jacob.Back in April, The Julian Volunteer Fire Department filed a resolution to dissolve and cease operations.The department says it didn’t have enough money or resources to continue. The Commission agreed and says having CAL FIRE take over is the best option for the people who live there. But many of those people are upset about the change.They worry response times will be longer, because CAL FIRE stations are farther away. But, CAL FIRE reps say they shouldn’t worry.They say a fire truck will be at one of the local fire stations through fire season, and an ambulance will be in Julian year round.KUSI’s Anna Laurel has the details. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter September 10, 2018 Posted: September 10, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Local Agency Formation Commission votes to do away with Julian Cuyumaca Fire Department
Three regional magazine publishers have reported layoffs.Texas Monthly publisher Emmis Communications eliminated 91 full-time and 14 part-time positions, or about 7.5 percent of its overall workforce, across its corporate, radio and publishing divisions. Remaining employees will have their salaries reduced by 5 percent.“Facing the ongoing challenges of a struggling media sector and turbulent economy, Emmis took a series of steps to better position it for shifting global and industry realities,” a spokesperson wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:. The spokesperson declined to say how exactly how many people were let go from the publishing division. Last November, Emmis slashed corporate salaries by 3 percent for employees who earn more than $50,000 per year, and cut about 29 full-time and six part-time positions from its radio business—or about 4 percent of the overall workforce. In August, the Emmis eliminated 4.5 percent of its workforce—about 40 positions—from its magazine publishing division and lowered remaining employee salaries by 2 percent.In Dallas, Texas, the company that owns D magazine laid off 12 staffers, or about 12 percent of its overall workforce, executive editor Tim Rogers wrote in a blog post. The cuts were made at D and its ancillary magazines: D Home, D CEO, D Weddings and D Beauty.The cuts come a little more than three months after the publisher laid off 29 staffers, which at the time represented about 19 percent of its workforce. “When we retrenched in November, we made our cuts based on what we thought at the time was a fairly pessimistic view of how the economy would hold up in 2009,” Rogers wrote in the post. “Reality has proven that we were actually not pessimistic enough.”Meanwhile, Rockport, Maine-based Down East Enterprise Inc.—publisher of Down East magazine—said “about a half dozen” employees were laid off as part of a restructuring, or about 12 percent of its workforce. President Bob Fernald cited the a decline in real estate advertising and the company’s recent sale of Performance Media LLC, publisher of Speedway Illustrated magazine, as reasons fur the cuts.About a dozen more employees will have their workweek reduced or be shifted to “independent-contractor status,” the company said. Down East also publishes Fly Rod & Reel and Shooting Sportsman magazines.
Holey Artisan building file photoAnti-terrorism Special Tribunal in the capital on Sunday received documents, including the charge-sheet, of the case filed over the terrorist attack at Holey Artisan cafe in the city in 2016.Confirming it, special public prosecutor Golam Sarwar said the chief metropolitan magistrate court on Thursday ordered for sending all the documents to the anti-terrorism Special Tribunal, reports UNB.Now, the anti-terrorism special tribunal judge Mujibur Rahman will deal with the case.On 23 July, police pressed charges against eight people in the sensational Holey Artisan cafe attack case.Those indicted are Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, Mahmudul Hasan Mizan, Sohel Mahfuz, Rashidul Islam alias Rash, Boro Mizan, Hadisur Rahman Sagar, Mamunur Rashid Ripon and Shariful Islam Khaled.The law enforcement also recommended acquitting former North South University (NSU) teacher Hasnat Karim of the charge.Meanwhile, Metropolitan Magistrate Fahad Bin Amin denied bail to him on Thursday.Hasnat Karim, also a businessman, was rescued along with 12 others during the commando operation at the Holey Artisan Bakery in the city’s Gulshan area on 2 July following a 12-hour hostage standoff.Twenty-two people-nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladeshi-born American and two Bangladeshis-were killed in the terror attack on the restaurant on 1 July 2016.
As has been noted elsewhere, it’s getting to the point where Marvel Cinematic Universe movies can only be properly reviewed against each other. The Disney superhero factory has become so expert at making these films that it gets boring if you don’t assume a basic expectation of competence going in that you wouldn’t necessarily apply to other blockbusters (see also: Pixar.)With that in mind, one place where the MCU has consistently stumbled (i.e. where they’ve made what for anyone else would be a “good enough” but for them feels like a big misstep) has been in making direct sequels. Iron Man 2 wasn’t as good as Iron Man, Age of Ultron wasn’t as good as The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World honestly just didn’t have the fun of Thor 1… apart from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Marvel’s persistent ailment has been constipation. They have a lot of difficulty with Number 2’s. (I’m so sorry…)A lot the time the issue has been a feeling that they lack freedom: Once a Marvel debut movie is a hit, the characters get scheduled for cameos and crossovers down the road, and the sequels are left trying to develop characters whose status-quo can now only change so much. The Guardians of The Galaxy franchise seems to be laboring within that sort of framework: The next really significant jump in their story will be when they show up in Avengers: Infinity War, which leaves Vol. 2 in danger of having to do a sequel while jogging in place. If the Guardians or their setup change too drastically, it might lessen some of the promises of seeing THE Guardians meet THE Avengers and THE… whoever else.But whereas Iron Man and Thor’s sequels both faltered by deciding to spend their “middle movie” doing worldbuilding busywork, Guardians Vol. 2 decides to take the opportunity dig deeper into it’s main characters. In Vol. 2 they cut back on the interplanetary travelogue that defined much of the first film and instead of splitting its cast between really only about three main locations with an emphasis on working through their ever-present hangups and personal demons. As a result, even though it’s playing with some fairly big and abstract science-fiction concepts, packs in a ton of Marvel easter eggs and the stakes are (eventually) once again the fate of The Galaxy itself; Vol. 2 really does feel like a much smaller and more intimate movie than its predecessor. Can’t say I saw that coming.Fortunately, returning writer/director James Gunn is really good at character work, so making the film primarily all about its various characters having soul-bearing conversations about their anxieties is right in his wheelhouse. On balance, it’s probably overall about as good as the original – even if it does inevitably lack some of that “New Franchise Smell.”In any case, the story proper involves the Guardians themselves being on the run from a race of genetically-engineered gold-skinned superhumans called The Sovereign after Rocket manages to piss off their vengeful queen Ayesha; who conscripts The Ravagers to pursue them further. Circumstances eventually split the team in two different directions, with Rocket and Baby Groot getting pulled into a Ravager mutiny situation with Yondu while Peter, Gamora, and Drax meet up with Kurt Russell as the projected human avatar of [redacted spoiler]. And he claims to be Peter’s real father and offers him the possibility of attaining unbelievable power and his long-sought familial connection… but potentially at the cost of the surrogate family, he’s formed with his friends. Amidst all of this, we also have Drax forming a hilariously awkward friendship with newcomer Mantis and Gamora and Nebula working through the damage of their mutually abusive childhoods.To say any more would constitute spoilers for what turns out to be a fairly surprising and complex plot setup, but suffice it to say that at times it all threatens to be a little bit heavy for a sequel in such an irreverent franchise. But Gunn knows how to deflate an overly-earnest scene with a well-timed joke and does so reliably throughout the film, which helps it stay breezy even as it heads into some pretty dark territory thematically. There are very few movie properties that can turn a bravura sequence that literally depicts the full-blown slow-motion massacre of well over a hundred people into a simultaneously funny and even heartwarming setpiece… but this turns out to be one of them. It also ends up having a very solid, interesting, hateable main villain.It’ll be curious to see how it’s received overall, given that it opts to spend much of its runtime putting the big-scale combat stuff into the background, instead of centering the action on chases and escapes and getting all morose about how damaged and broken the ostensibly funny main characters are. For my own part, I can agree I had more raw “fun” with the first one. But I appreciate the deeper and weirder places this one goes to and it wraps up in a very satisfying way that stays true to the innate weirdness of the series and delivers something pretty special. Even as it relies (like the rest of the film) a bit too much on callbacks to the stuff, everyone liked from the original.In the end, while it’s almost certainly impossible to recreate the out-of-nowhere newness of the first film, basically everything else that worked still works. These are great characters, impeccably well cast, under the supervision of a genuine auteur talent inhabiting easily the most unique and bizarre status-quo in the modern blockbuster scene. Even while no longer technically “original” in and of itself, Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is still more fresh and different than most anything else Hollywood will offer up over the next few months. MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Stay on target
Thousands of meteorites fall through Earth’s atmosphere every day. Most of them are about the size of a grain of sand and never make it to the surface. Some, however, survive to leave lasting marks upon the Earth. Often people who find small meteorites keep them as a conversation piece.One such meteorite was kept as a doorstop for thirty years by a Michigan farmer before he decided to bring it to an expert.The 22-pound doorstop meteorite was brought to Mona Sirbescu, a professor of geology at Central Michigan University, by a man who wished to remain anonymous.Central Michigan UniversityThe man claims to have found the meteorite holding open a door at his property when he bought it in 1988. The farmer who owned the property before him claimed that the rock was a meteorite and that it had struck the earth close to the farm back in the 1930s.“It made a heck of a noise when it hit,” the farmer reportedly said. When he sold the farm, he passed the space rock to its new owner, saying that it was part of the property. Eventually, the anonymous man moved away from the farm and took the meteorite with him.He later heard stories about other Michigan residents finding and selling meteorites. Inspired, he decided to take his own sample to an expert for analysis. Time Magazine reports that the man took the rock to the Geology Department at Central Michigan University, where it was examined and appraised at $100,000.Central Michigan UniversitySirbescu says that she has examined countless “space rocks” over the years, but they rarely turn out to be actual meteorites. “For 18 years, the answer has been categorically “no” — meteor wrongs, not meteorites. I could tell right away that this was something special,” Sirbescu stated in an interview with CNN.The doorstop-meteorite was found to be made mostly of iron with small amounts of nickel. It was sent to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. for verification and the famous museum also considered buying the specimen.Central Michigan University Professor Mona Sirbescu shows off a meteorite. Mackenzie Brockman/Central Michigan UniversityThe anonymous man who brought the meteorite in for examination agreed to give 10 percent of the sale price to Central Michigan University in return for their services in identifying the find. The meteorite has been dubbed the “Edmore Meteorite” after the town of Edmore, Michigan where it was originally found.The Edmore doorstop is but one of thousands of meteorites that fall through the earth’s atmosphere every day. There are a host of other famous space rocks that have come crashing down to the Earth’s surface at one time or another. Among the most famous of these is the Willamette meteorite found in Oregon in 1902.According to the American Museum of Natural History, the meteorite, named for the Willamette Valley where it was found, weighs about 15.5 tons. It’s made chiefly of iron and is the sixth largest meteorite sample in the world.A meteorite made primarily of iron is rare. The iron comes originally from the forming and ending of stars, so these specimens have much to say about the development of solar systems and planets.Scientists theorize that this meteorite is probably the remains of an iron-nickel core from a planet that was shattered billions of years ago. The fragment would have orbited our sun as the planets formed, eventually crashing into the Earth’s surface at around 64,000 kilometers per hour (40,000 mph).Read another story from us: Ann Hodges, the only person struck by a meteorite who survived itThe meteorite has a unique shape, filled with cavities carved by rainwater forming sulfuric acid from the meteorite’s iron sulfide composition.The Willamette meteorite was held sacred by the indigenous peoples of the valley until it was secretly appropriated by a settler named Ellis Hughes in 1902. It is currently on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | October 31, 2018 Vygon and Sonoscanner Partnering on New Ultrasound System for Catheter Placement Guidance Both companies have worked together to jointly design and develop VysionXS, which is now available both in France and internationally News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more 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 October 31, 2018 — Vygon, an international group specialized in single-use medical devices, and French company Sonoscanner announced the design and development of the VysionXS, a new ultrasound scanner dedicated to vascular access catheterization guidance.Catheterization concerns more and more patients today. This is often done in a difficult environment of feeble patients. For these patients, any unnecessary or tiring intervention presents a risk. For example, placing a needle in tissues after simple anatomical identification, without being able to see the trajectory of the needle, implies a high risk of complications. Among others, these can be arterial perforation, hematoma, hemothorax or pneumothorax.A recent international study1 showed the use of ultrasound imaging for catheter placement enabled:A significant increase in the rate of success on first try (85 percent success rate compared to 48.7 percent without ultrasound) ;andA considerable decrease in complications (4 percent compared to 13.5 percent), particularly concerning arterial perforations (0.8 percent compared to more than 5.9 percent without ultrasound guidance).If the benefit of ultrasound guidance of needle insertion can be demonstrated, a study shows that for more than 22 percent of practitioners, the absence of ultrasound devices on the market is a major obstacle.This is why Vygon and Sonoscanner worked together to develop the world’s first ultrasound scanner dedicated to this use. Integrated into the ultrasound is a system of needle guidance enabling all types of health practitioners to operate in the best of conditions. Ready in just a few seconds, the VysionXS ultrasound is already used in more than 20 key reference centers in France and Western Europe.For more information: www.sonoscanner.com, www.vygonusa.comReference1. Saugel B., Scheeren T., Teboul J.L. Ultrasound-guided central venous catheter placement: a structured review and recommendations for clinical practice. Critical Care, Aug. 28, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13054-017-1814-y FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Related Content News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more
Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Iran is expected to head into the next round of talks, on June 18-19 in Moscow, with the same general demands that fell flat last month in Baghdad, the first main negotiating session since the effort was revived in April.Before moving forward in the talks, Iran wants an easing of sanctions targeting its critical oil exports and blackballing the country from international banking networks.Iran insists it has no intention of making nuclear arms and says its reactors are only for energy and medical applications.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments Share Top Stories Sponsored Stories BEIJING (AP) – China urged Iran on Friday to show flexibility and pragmatism in international talks over its nuclear ambitions, in a sign of Beijing’s desire to help end tensions despite its opposition to tougher sanctions on Tehran.In a Beijing meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, China’s leader Hu Jintao said progress had been made in talks last month in Baghdad that kept a dialogue going but still left huge gaps between Tehran and the six world powers with which it is negotiating, among them China. “China hopes the Iranian side can weigh up the situation, take a flexible and pragmatic approach, have serious talks with all six related nations, and enhance dialogues and cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency so as to ensure the tensions can be eased through negotiations,” Hu told Ahmadinejad, according to a Foreign Ministry statement.China, Hu said, will “continue to play a constructive role in settling the issue through peaceful means.”The statement said Ahmadinejad spoke about Iran’s nuclear policies, but gave no details. It cited him as saying Iran hoped to ease tensions through talks and would maintain contact with all sides.China, along with Russia, has been criticized at times for maintaining warm ties with Tehran and opposing stiffer sanctions to compel it to shut down its highest-level uranium enrichment and meet other demands. Along with opposing new U.N. Security Council sanctions, Beijing says it is against unilateral measures aimed at pressuring Tehran and is adamantly opposed to any use of force over the issue.That stance is an outgrowth of Beijing’s strictly noninterventionist foreign policy, although China is also a major customer for Iranian oil and gas and Chinese companies are involved in major projects there such as road building and electricity production. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email eNASCAR Heat draft brings fans, motorsports closer together AVONDALE, Ariz. — Turn on the Xbox, fire up the Playstation and get ready for the green flag to drop.After long embracing esports as a way to grow motorsports and engage young fans, NASCAR is taking the experience to another level. It joined 704 Games and the Race Team Alliance in victory lane at ISM Raceway on Sunday to conduct the inaugural eNASCAR Heat Pro League Draft.The online league features 14 teams and 28 drivers, each owned and operated by prominent NASCAR teams, and will begin this spring on Xbox and Playstation with a season stretching into the fall.“This is another way to connect with our fans,” NASCAR President Steve Phelps said. “Our industry understands that esports provides an opportunity to engage with our new and existing fans.”This was serious stuff, too.Teams were given a minute on the clock to make their selections, and most sent drivers or other key personnel to the podium to announce the pick. First on the clock in the Xbox round was Chip Ganassi Racing, and Kurt Busch strode confidently to the stage and peered out at the audience.“With the No. 1 pick,” Busch read from a note card, “Chip Ganassi Racing selects Zion Williams from Duke University.”OK, maybe it’s not quite that serious.But it’s serious enough that the Race Team Alliance flew in the top draft picks of both the Xbox and Playstation rounds, and that teams are selling sponsorships for their drivers in the league. Many of them scouted the best gamers on the platforms — qualifying for the draft began in December and included numerous qualifying and race sessions to allow them to improve their standings in the draft pool.Once he got done chuckling, Busch announced the real first selection was Gregory Matarazzo, who happens to be a fan of his and who goes by the gaming name “SkrrtBusch.” Matarazzo grew up racing go-karts, then became a fan of NASCAR, and has launched his own clothing brand.“To be on top and get that first pick is important,” Busch said. “Our team went through all the different diagnostics, the telemetric, all of it, and he’s shown the talent.”Matarazzo said he’s such a fan of Busch that he picked his number in karting.“It’s literally a dream,” he said. “I’m still trying to take it all in.”Which sounds a whole lot like what athletes in other professional sports say when they shake the hand of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell or NBA counterpart Adam Silver on draft night.Most gamers have run more than 1,000 races and tend to finish in the top three just about every time the green flag drops. But winning isn’t everything. The race teams hope to market their drivers, and that means social media followings also weighed heavily in the decisions.So do their back stories.Brian Tedeschi was the third overall pick of the Xbox round by Penske Racing. He has been involved in motorsports since he was 4 years old, and he is finishing a mechanical engineering degree at Purdue.“He’s a really professional kid. He has his act together,” said Brad Keselowski, who announced the pick for the team. “We like really smart people at Team Penske. We believe in him.”The selections came from just about every corner of the country, not just the traditional NASCAR hotbeds, and that is ultimately the point: Expand the sport to new, young audiences.Richard Petty Motorsports picked 21-year-old Diego Alvarado from Chino Hills, California, and Chase Elliott announced the selection of 23-year-old Sam Morris from Dupont, Indiana. Joe Gibbs Racing went with Daniel Buttafuoco, an 18-year-old from East Brunswick, New Jersey.Elliott was asked if he’d spot for Hendrick Motorsports’ new driver when the season began.“If he wants to crash, I’d be happy to spot for him,” Elliott said. “But I think this is pretty cool, certainly an interesting way to get people involved. A different route.”Dave Skretta, The Associated Press by Dave Skretta, The Associated Press Posted Mar 10, 2019 10:34 am PDT