Noah Centineo bids adieu to his Peter Kavinsky from To All the

first_imgLos Angeles: Noah Centineo, who tasted success with Netflix’s “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”, has shot for the final film in the teenage rom-com series and said goodbye to his on-screen avatar, Peter Kavinsky. The 23-year-old actor took to Twitter on Saturday to share the news, saying he would always be grateful for starring in the films. “Tonight was my last night as Peter Kavinsky. I hope you all love these last installments as much as we do. Forever grateful for the opportunity to be yours. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “Thank you Lana, thank you Michael, Thank you Matt, Thank you Netflix, grateful to every person who told this story with us,” Centineo wrote. Condor, who plays the female lead Lara Jean in the ‘TATB’ films, replied to her on-screen love interest, saying “You’ll always be my Peter K & I’ll always be your Lara Jean, that I can promise you.” Centineo’s tweet came two days after the streaming service announced a third film in the franchise, “To All The Boys: Always And Forever Lara Jean”, which is already in production. Netflix also revealed that the 2018 film’s upcoming sequel, titled “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You”, will debut on its platform on February 12, 2020. “To All The Boys”, which started streaming on Netflix from August 17, went on to become a massive hit and saw breakout performances by Condor and Centineo.last_img read more

Convicted murderer Sandeson granted copy of hard drive as he seeks laptop

first_imgHALIFAX – A former medical student serving a life sentence for murder has been granted a copy of his laptop hard drive, as he represents himself in a court bid to obtain the computer itself.William Sandeson is in the process of appealing a first-degree murder conviction in the death of 22-year-old Taylor Samson during a drug deal, though Sandeson said Thursday he doesn’t have a lawyer for that case yet.Samson’s body has never been found.In written submissions requesting the return of his computer, which was seized by police during their investigation, Sandeson said it contained personal information of a sentimental value to him and his family. The specific items were not revealed.Sandeson, who is in his mid-20s, appeared in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax via video conference on Thursday in an attempt to set a court date to get the computer back.Sandeson, sitting in a white room with his arms crossed, could be seen behind a small round table with documents spread out before him.During the brief court hearing, Justice Patrick Duncan read a portion of a letter from the Crown opposing the return of the computer while Sandeson’s conviction is under appeal.“Pending the disposition of any further proceedings in this matter, the Crown maintains its authorization to retain the computer,” the letter said, alluding to Criminal Code provisions on the detention of property during appeals.Duncan asked if Sandeson would like to reconsider his application given the Crown’s position.“I anticipated as much from the Crown,” Sandeson replied, and confirmed he would like to proceed.When asked if he had the chance to read over that section of the code, Sandeson said he looked at the section itself but didn’t recall the specific subsection where the relevant information was mentioned.On Thursday, Crown attorney Susan MacKay said while she opposed the return of the computer itself, the police were willing to give him a copy of the hard drive.Duncan asked Sandeson if he wanted it.“I would still like to proceed in trying to obtain the laptop in full,” said Sandeson.“It’s not an ‘or’ proposition,” the judge replied. “You can have the hard drive and you can continue your application anyway.”“Yes, absolutely, I would appreciate it very much if I could get the hard drive as well,” said Sandeson.MacKay said arrangements will be made to send a copy of the hard drive to Sandeson’s father.The judge was also unsure about if he had the jurisdiction to hear Sandeson’s request, noting that matters like this usually go where the case is being heard: in this case, the province’s Court of Appeal.MacKay said she would consult with appeals lawyers, and the matter will be back before Duncan on August 9.At the time of his arrest, Sandeson had completed one year of medical school in the Caribbean, was a track and field athlete, worked two jobs and had a girlfriend. He was due to start medical school at Dalhousie University within a week of the slaying of Samson, a physics student at Dalhousie.Samson went to Sandeson’s Halifax apartment on Aug. 15, 2015, to sell nine kilograms of marijuana as part of a prearranged deal. Sandeson, who did not have the $40,000 cash to pay for the drugs, shot him while he was sitting at a kitchen table.Crown lawyers had argued Sandeson devised a scheme to kill Samson and steal the marijuana to pay off his debts.Sandeson took a paralegal course while in prison so he could better understand his case.In May, Sandeson was awarded nearly $700 after accusing a former roommate of stealing $2,500 worth of sneakers and homemade wine from their Halifax apartment.Sandeson was living with Dylan Zinck-Selig when he was arrested.Zinck-Selig had been given limited access to the apartment to retrieve essential items during the police forensic investigation. Zinck-Selig admitted to taking some sneakers and four bottles of wine, but not all the items claimed by Sandeson.Sandeson also made headlines in January after he made a profile on Canadian Inmates Connects, a site that matches federal inmates to pen pals.last_img read more

Mikmaq tackle drug addiction in wake of fentanyl scare in New Brunswick

first_imgTrina Roache APTN National NewsMi’kmaw leaders in Esgenoopetitj, New Brunswick are tackling a drug problem many in the community are calling a crisis.It started on April 11, when Ann Marie Lambert died after taking pills. She was just one of five people who overdosed on the same day. The others were treated in hospital and released.The RCMP sent one of the pills trafficked in Esgenoopetitj for testing. Health Canada confirmed it contained the deadly opiate fentanyl.The impact is huge in a tightknit community of close to 1,500, where everyone is friends or family.“I expect a phone call every night, for something to happen,” said Theresa Bonnell, Lambert’s aunt. “But I didn’t expect Ann Marie’s phone call.”Her niece’s death was a shock and it didn’t stop there. Bonnell’s brother was one of the other people who overdosed.“Early in the morning they had to revive him,” said Bonnell. “My sister and I went to the hospital behind the ambulance. I brought him home, of course, I growled at him all the way.” Bonnell shrugs. “But one ear, out the other.”Leo Bartibogue heads addiction services in Esgenoopetitj. He’s working on how to solve the drug problem in the community, but it’s also personal. He’s related to all five people who overdosed this April.“It’s been ongoing for a long time and it’s been frustrating because you know you have so many things that go in your community and we try to talk to whoever wants to listen,” said Bartibogue.Bartibogue works out of the wellness centre in Esgenoopetitj. It offers counselling, educational materials and referrals to provincial services which are overwhelmed.Wayne Holgate has a lot of experience in addiction intervention. He said wait lists for detox centres can be up to three months.“When that addict reaches out and says I need help and we have to say well, unfortunately, there’s a waiting list,” said Holgate. “Once that happens, that addict is lost. Once that moment of clarity is gone, it’s gone.”Holgate said fentanyl is attractive to drug users despite its dangers.“It’s popular because it gets people higher quicker and it’s cheaper,” said Holgate. “As an addict, what’s an addict’s drug of choice? More.”Crisis teams have been working around the clock in Esgenoopetitj, with help from other First Nations like Tobique and Elsipogtog.Mike Milliea has worked as an addictions counsellor for over two decades in Elsipogtog. He hands out methadone and clean needles. He illustrates how to administer Naloxene, a drug which blocks the effects of opioids in case of an overdose.He said opiate addiction is widespread and not just an Indigenous problem, but that drugs can have a unique impact on First Nations.“The biggest challenge for being such a tightknit community is that when a new drug comes in it’s very, spreads very quick and I compare it to a wildfire,” said Milliea.A challenge, but also a strength, said Milliea. In Elsipogtog, a community of 4,000 Mi’kmaq, everyone knows each other.“If drug addiction starts very small and goes like wildfire,” said Milliea, “then I’m hoping that wellness does the same thing where it starts small and then spreads; that people that know 4000 people will help 4000 people.”Bartibogue sits at his kitchen table, talking out possible solutions with Milliea and Holgate.“This type of gathering that we have with Tobique and Elsi and people that come around brings back a lot of hope,” said Bartibogue. “And I’m feeling a little bit optimistic about a lot of things.”Mi’kmaq and Maliseet leadership have taken quick action by passing band council resolutions, or BCR’s, to ban drug dealers in Tobique and Elsipogtog.The chief of Esgenoopetitj plans to follow suit.“We have to alert everybody what we`re doing here, what is going on here. And about for the drugs there, I just hope we pass the bylaw, do the BCR,” said Chief Alvery Paul.He has a lawyer looking at other band resolutions across the country to see what will work best, to make sure a bylaw to ban drug dealers stands up if challenged in court.Paul would like to take it one step further and add voluntary drug testing for chief and council and even band staff, to set an example in the community.There’s no firm timeline yet, on when council will decide anything.RCMP arrested two men in connection with the drugs tied to the overdoses earlier in April. 35-year-old Jesse Joe, originally from Esgenoopetitj, is charged with trafficking a controlled substance. The other man was released, but may appear in court at a later date to face charges.troache@aptn.calast_img

Box Office Top 20 Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom is No 1

first_imgLOS ANGELES, Calif. – “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” and “Incredibles 2” fended off newcomers to top the box office again this weekend.The “Jurassic World” sequel took first place again with an additional $60.9 million in its second weekend in theatres. “Incredibles 2” landed second with $46.4 million.In its first weekend, another sequel, the action thriller “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” exceeded expectations with $19 million, as did the basketball comedy “Uncle Drew,” which launched with $15.2 million.“Ocean’s 8,” in its fourth weekend in theatres, rounded out the top five with $8.3 million.The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:1. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” Universal, $60,912,195, 4,485 locations, $13,581 average, $265,699,530, 2 Weeks.2. “Incredibles 2,” Disney, $46,417,761, 4,410 locations, $10,526 average, $440,601,275, 3 Weeks.3. “Sicario: Day Of The Soldado,” Sony, $19,007,566, 3,055 locations, $6,222 average, $19,007,566, 1 Week.4. “Uncle Drew,” Lionsgate, $15,242,781, 2,742 locations, $5,559 average, $15,242,781, 1 Week.5. “Ocean’s 8,” Warner Bros., $8,332,661, 3,426 locations, $2,432 average, $115,004,842, 4 Weeks.6. “Tag,” Warner Bros., $5,880,731, 3,176 locations, $1,852 average, $41,133,539, 3 Weeks.7. “Deadpool 2,” 20th Century Fox, $3,574,451, 2,094 locations, $1,707 average, $310,474,309, 7 Weeks.8. “Sanju,” Fox International Productions, $2,723,349, 356 locations, $7,650 average, $2,723,349, 1 Week.9. “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” Disney, $2,687,670, 1,654 locations, $1,625 average, $207,673,785, 6 Weeks.10. “Won’t You Be My Neighbour?,” Focus Features, $2,421,975, 654 locations, $3,703 average, $7,619,057, 4 Weeks.11. “Hereditary,” A24, $2,286,811, 1,424 locations, $1,606 average, $39,406,564, 4 Weeks.12. “Avengers: Infinity War,” Disney, $1,542,704, 890 locations, $1,733 average, $672,625,416, 10 Weeks.13. “Superfly,” Sony, $1,403,058, 1,157 locations, $1,213 average, $18,382,177, 3 Weeks.14. “Book Club,” Paramount, $671,039, 505 locations, $1,329 average, $66,124,671, 7 Weeks.15. “Rampage,” Warner Bros., $601,162, 201 locations, $2,991 average, $98,401,264, 12 Weeks.16. “Adrift,” STX Entertainment, $536,930, 508 locations, $1,057 average, $30,151,781, 5 Weeks.17. “RBG,” Magnolia Pictures, $415,979, 185 locations, $2,249 average, $11,550,341, 9 Weeks.18. “Hearts Beat Loud,” Gunpowder & Sky, $388,442, 170 locations, $2,285 average, $1,295,309, 4 Weeks.19. “American Animals,” The Orchard, $368,999, 292 locations, $1,264 average, $2,132,004, 5 Weeks.20. “Gotti,” Vertical Entertainment, $316,692, 331 locations, $957 average, $3,964,979, 3 Weeks.—Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.last_img read more

Man who targeted cars parked near hospitals showrooms held

first_imgNew Delhi: A person who committed theft after breaking the windows of the cars was arrested from South Delhi.According to police, the accused had made self-made equipment through which he used to break the glasses of cars within seconds and fled with the bag containing valuable items. “The accused had thought that people who are visiting hospitals or showrooms will carry cash with them so he targeted the cars standing nearby by the two places,” police said. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsPolice further said that in order to curb the reoccurring thefts in cars by breaking their window glasses alongside the Ring Road, a new strategy formulated and staff in plain clothes is deployed as spotters. This strategy worked and accused caught red-handed while he was just started running after stealing a lady’s purse from a car after breaking its window glass. During interrogation, accused Upender disclosed that he also has a history of previous involvements in PS Civil Lines, Hisar. The team under SHO (Defence Colony) Arvind made the arrest.last_img read more

President to appoint commission to probe malpractices by Ranil

Sirisena also said that he is prepared to appoint anyone as Prime Minister but not Wickremesinghe or former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka. The President said the investigation will cover January 2015 to October 2018. He said the investigation will result in serious revelations surfacing, more serious than the Central Bank treasury bond scam. He said that Fonseka’s name had been linked to the plot to assassinate him.The President also said that there will not be any interference into the investigations on attacks on journalists and others, including the assassination of journalist Lasantha Wickremetunga and rugger player Wasim Thajudeen. (Colombo Gazette) President Maithripala Sirisena today said he hopes to appoint a commission to investigate corruption and malpractice alleged to have taken place under former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s cabinet.Sirisena told reporters today that there are serious allegations against Wickremesinghe and his cabinet. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> read more

Transport News Brief – Tuesday 7 October 2008

News boss at Coulter Coulter Truck and Van says it appointed Ron Jones as depot manager at its recently opened dealership in Haydock, Lancashire. Jones joins from Chatfield Iveco, where he was dealer principal for 13 years. More from Penny Randall on +44 (0)1 582 479 619 or Citroën wins Greenfleet LCV Manufacturer of the Year Citroën has just won the GreenFleet LCV Manufacturer of the Year award, just days after the Citroën Nemo van won the International Van of the Year 2009 award. More from Phil Reed on +44 (0)2 086 684 048 or More adventure for Renault Speaking at the IAA CV Show recently, Renault Trucks’ boss, Stefano Chmielewski said the firm would send a convoy on another ‘adventure,’ driving from Norway’s North Cape to South Africa’s Cape Town. Four Renault Kerax 6×6 trucks and four Renault Sherpa 4×4 utility vehicles will make the journey next year, starting on 1 March and arriving on 1 July. The firm’s Pierre-Alain Brendel will lead the team, drawn from relays of people chosen from the company, its dealers and customers. The idea follows Renault Trucks’ successful Paris to Beijing ‘Silk Road’ trip in 2005. More from Penny Randall on +44 (0)1 582 479 619 or IAA commercial vehicle show set visitor record The 2008 IAA commercial vehicle show closed in Hannover on Thursday 2 October. With 2084 exhibitors, 30% up on the 2006 event, the show was huge. Its smooth running was a tribute to the VDA, the German automotive industry association that organised what is clearly the biggest public show of its type in Europe. “With nearly 300,000 visitors from 110 countries, this IAA has exceeded all figures from previous IAA CV shows and set a new record,” said Matthias Wissmann, VDA president. This IAA CV show had more exhibitors, more world launches and more exhibition space than any other. “In view of the current economic development, which is now characterized by consolidation after four boom years, many companies initially came to Hanover with a certain amount of scepticism,” said Wissmann. “However, the mood has improved.” In 2010, the IAA CV show opens in Hannover on Thursday 23 September and closes on Friday 1 October. More from It’s a funny old world Officially, the theme for the IAA show was ‘Commercial vehicles, on the move for everyone’. Unofficially and perhaps more obviously, the theme was perhaps alternative energy – electricity and hybrids to cut fuel use and emissions. Most big exhibitors were out to show their green credentials. Many of the determinedly green firms handed out hundreds of press packs to tell us how they aim to cut emissions to save the planet. Great, but many of these press packs came by the kilogram and were centimetres thick. Then there were lots of wheelie bags from other thoughtful firms, given to journalists so that they could carry all the paper and pictures. Finally, the ever-helpful VDA did a deal with a generous and very efficient DHL, delivering journalist’s press pack collections to the hack’s homes or offices overnight, free. So you want to show your environmental awareness and you do it by transporting tonnes of paper all over the world when you could have given out CDs instead or sent stuff by email at a fraction of the weight. Sadly, too few really green firms did just that. It’s a funny old world, isn’t it. More from Robin Dickeson on +44 (0)2 073 449 222 or to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Transport News Brief Week 41, Tuesday 7 October 2008 Big drop in van registration volumes; trucks stable Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show van and truck registrations down, 19.2% in September and 0.7% to 377,531 for the rolling year. Within those totals, truck registrations were up 3.6% in September and up 27.7% to 58,769 for the rolling year. By contrast, van registrations were down 22.1% for the month and down 4.6% to 318,762 for the rolling year. “September is a key month for registrations, but the credit crunch hit the figures. The summer’s spending cut meant a sharp drop in the month’s van registrations,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “We expect the van market will stay well below recent levels for some time. Trucks, stable for the month and well up for the rolling year, saw orders drop through the summer, so registrations will suffer soon. Overall, we expect a tough market for the next 12 months or more.” More from Robin Dickeson on +44 (0)2 073 449 222 or Big single-decker figures stable; big changes elsewhere September bus and coach registration figures just out from the SMMT show the strong trend for big buses holding, carried by a resilient revival in double-deckers. At the same time there was a big fall for big coaches in what is a key month, as a strong growth trend ends. Lower down the weight range, the growth of 3.5 to 5 tonne buses deepened the structural shift in the minibus sector. “September’s results were a mixed bag,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “Double deck bus registration growth continued, coach growth stopped and medium mini-buses overtook light models. Coach registrations slowed since June and were well down this September, reflecting the effects of the credit crunch. Bus registrations could be in for a rough ride too, despite increasing bus use offering more stable demand in the medium to long term”. More from Robin Dickeson on +44 (0)2 073 449 222 or FTA to discuss longer trailers with DfT The Freight Transport Association is to meet the Department for Transport in a few days to discuss the possibilities for slightly longer and heavier semi-trailers on UK roads. The move follows the UK government’s rejection of 25.25m long ‘Eurocombi’ trucks earlier this year. A joint Transport Research Laboratory and Herriot Watt University report doubted the value of Eurocombis but suggested a ‘modest’ increase in artic length and weight could have worthwhile benefits. Andy Mair, head of engineering policy, speaking at last week’s FTA Fleet Engineer Conference in Warrington said the association would like more operators’ views on possible 18.75m long artics, running either at 44 or 46 tonnes. “It would be very helpful if people would consider these options and let us know so that the evidence base the FTA presents to Government is as strong as possible.” More from Andy Mair on +44 (0)1 892 552 271 or Motorhome type approval and registration seminar The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says it still has some places left at its specialist seminar on motorhome whole vehicle type approval and registration. The seminar, on Thursday 16 October in the NEC at Birmingham will start at 14:00 and run until 15:30. It coincides with the International Caravan and Motorhome show and aims to help chassis makers, motorhome bodybuilders and dealers avoid difficulties with the change in the law next spring. “The ‘no approval, no registration, no sale’ comment from the Department for Transport is not a threat, it is a promise and one that people will ignore at their peril,” said Robin Dickeson, manager, commercial vehicle affairs at the SMMT. Places at the half-day seminar are on a first-come, first-served basis, free to SMMT members. For non-members there is a £50 charge, payable in advance by credit card. More from Natasha James on +44 (0)2 073 441 621 or Valeo sets up another Indian JV reports that Valeo has done a joint-venture deal with India’s Anand Group to make lighting systems in the country. The new firm, Valeo Lighting Systems India and based in Chennai will be majority-owned by the French supplier. It will sell headlamps, rear lamps and fog lamps to automakers in India. Since 1997, Valeo has set up four other joint ventures in India, to make clutch parts, security systems, alternators and starter motors. India produced over 2m vehicles in 2007 and should double that by 2015. More from New safety technology from Wabco Wabco says it used the recent IAA show in Hannover for the successful launch of OnGuardMax, which it says is the industry’s first autonomous emergency braking system. The system uses traffic data from video and laser sensor and analyses these to detect and react to moving and stationary vehicles and anticipate imminent danger. It uses these data and works with braking and other systems on the truck such as engine, transmission and stability control to help the driver. It can deliver most effective deceleration and can bring the vehicle to a complete stop. More from Vera Klopprogge on +49 (0)69 719 168 48 or Would you drive to help the homeless this ChristmasCrisis, the UK national homelessness charity says it urgently needs volunteer drivers to help homeless people in London as part of Crisis Christmas, from Tuesday 23 December to Tuesday 30 December 2008. Crisis will set up nine temporary centres in London. These will give hot meals, companionship and even health checks for homeless and vulnerable people as well as other essential services. The charity needs up to 70 drivers a day to take people, guests and volunteers, between the centres and other pick-up points in the London area. If you’d like to help, you must be 25 or over with a full, clean driving licence held for over two years. You must also be capable of handling vans or light trucks in central London. More from Jane Eggleton on +44 (0)2 074 263 830 or Krone wins Norfolk Line preferred supplier status Krone says Norfolk Line has chosen it as one of its preferred suppliers. The firm says it is the only trailer maker that offers swap bodies, curtain-siders and lifting and sliding roof options to meet Norfolk Line’s demand for trailers that can carried by both road and rail. Norfolk Line uses rail services to offer a regular multimodal service between the UK and Italy, cutting road journeys, fuel consumption and emissions and beating congestion. The firm has some 4,000 trailers and is replacing around 200 of them a year with road-rail capable units. More from Jason Chipchase on +44 (0)1 469 571 626 or Translinc wins Bolton sweeper deal Following trials on a variety of different road sweepers, TransLinc has supplied eight new Johnson CX200 Street Sweepers to Bolton Council on a three-year contract hire and maintenance deal. The new sweepers will work as part of the town’s Street Scene fleet, operating in older streets and amongst parked cars. The firm says the Johnson CX200 1.8m3 capacity road sweepers offer excellent manoeuvrability around narrow streets and have a reverse-sweeper operation to clean under obstacles, such as parked cars or benches. More from Jo Davis on +44 (0)1 628 526 208 or Volvos for Fowler Welch Coolchain Fowler Welch Coolchain has taken ten new Volvo FH-480 artics from Crossroads Commercials and has 30 more on order for delivery around Christmas. Fowler Welch says the new tucks met their operating cost targets inside three weeks. “Much faster than expected,” says Lee Juniper, national operations director. The trucks are double-shifted seven days a week. They regularly run at 44 tonnes for both outward and return journeys. All pull fridge and ambient trailers as well as sea containers. The trucks are on a deal through Volvo Contract Hire with maintenance by Volvo dealer A Culpin and Son Ltd, based near Fowler Welch’s centre at Spalding. More from Nigel Hanwell on +44 (0)1 926 414 210 or New terminal tyres from Michelin Michelin says it is extending its range of X Terminal-T tyres with a tubeless and retreadable 310/80R22.5 model. The firm designed this mainly for use on tractor units, tugs and trailers doing short-distance work in ports and freight terminals. The new tyre can easily replace 11R22.5, 295/80R22.5 sizes in particular, as their rolling circumferences are very similar and the rim widths are identical at 8.25 or 9.00 inches. The firm says the X Terminal-T range offers twice the life of a conventional 11R22.5 truck tyre when used in port and freight terminal work. It also cuts rolling resistance when compared to a solid tyre, which in turn cuts fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. It can take a 6,900kg load compared to the 4,300 kg of a conventional truck tyre. More from Paul Cordle on + 44 (0)1 782 402 341 or Email: read more

Drone nearmisses triple in two years

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Drone near-misses with planes have more than tripled in two years, new figures show. Some 92 incidents were recorded in 2017, according to analysis of UK Airprox Board (UKAB) data.This is compared with 71 during the previous 12 months and 29 in 2015.Former RAF and British Airways pilot Steve Landells, flight safety specialist at pilots’ union Balpa, described the figures as “very worrying”.He believes the true extent of the problem could be even more severe as pilots struggle to see drones from cockpits.”It’s really hard to see something that small,” he said.”There’s a possibility there are a lot more near misses that aren’t being seen,” he said.”This could just be the tip of the iceberg.”Twenty-eight near misses in the past year were classified as having the most serious risk of a collision.These included incidents near the London airports of Heathrow, Gatwick and London City, as well as Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool and Bristol.Mr Landells explained that pilots are particularly concerned about near misses which occur when they are preparing to land.”It’s a critical stage of the flight and you really don’t need to be distracted,” he said.”If you see a drone flying past your cockpit it’s a real shock to the system.”Anything that distracts you from getting the aircraft down on the ground is a safety hazard.”There have been several near miss incidents reported in the past year, and in previous years pilots have reported that their plane has actually collided with a passing drone. On one occasion in October last year an Airbus A321 coming into land at Heathrow Airport flew so close to a drone that the pilot thought it had crashed into the plane, a UKAB report said. A collision was reported at the same airport in April 2016 after a British Airways pilot said his plane, which was coming into land at Heathrow Terminal 5, had been hit by a drone. It landed safely. A study part-funded by the Department for Transport found that a drone weighing 2kg could critically damage a plane windscreen in the event of a mid-air collision.Some tests have suggested that drone collisions could be more damaging than “bird strikes”, which happen when birds collide with an aeroplane and damage its engine. This happened most famously in 2009 when a plane landed safely on the Hudson River in New York after striking a flock of Canada geese which took out both its engines. Available for as little as £30 and often boasting built-in cameras, sales of the gadgets have risen sharply in recent years.Drone users must follow restrictions on flying near airports, people and built-up areas.The Government is due to publish a draft Drone Bill in the coming months which will require users to register and sit safety awareness tests. Drone users must already follow a number of restrictions when using the gadgets.In November 2016, the Civil Aviation Authority launched a website to publish a revised code of conduct, called the Drone Code.The rules say the devices must not be flown above 400ft (120m), in areas where you cannot see them, near aircraft, airports or airfields, within 150ft (50m) of people or property, over crowds and built-up areas or within 500ft (150m) horizontally of crowds and built-up areas. last_img read more

Dishonest NHS ambulance chasing lawyer struck off

A dishonest ‘ambulance chasing’ solicitor who overcharged the NHS while pursuing clinical negligence cases has been struck off after a judge ruled that fining him £30,000 was too lenient.Andrew Good, who founded Rapid Response Solicitors in Hull in 2003, had tried to charge £400 an hour to represent patients suing the health service.The lawyer was fined last year after his fees were found to be “grossly excessive”. However, the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) appealed the decision, and earlier this month a judge ruled in the High Court that Good be struck off the Roll of Solicitors after finding he had been dishonest.More than 150 cases involving Good’s firm were analysed at the original tribunal. In 22 of them, Rapid Response charged £400 an hour in fees. Despite the panel finding “most of the work” carried out should have been billed at between £111 and £146 an hour, it failed to make a ruling that he was dishonest.The company had also tried to claim £37,298 but was forced to reduce that by 91 per cent to an acceptable £3,330.Mr Good had insisted he had come up with the £400-an-hour rate after conducting online research.When the case came before the High Court earlier this year, Lord Justice Flaux ruled: “Even if Mr Good had a genuine belief that he was entitled to charge these rates, it is difficult to see how that could exonerate him from a finding of dishonesty.“In rendering the bills which he knew to be excessive or grossly excessive and artificially high, Mr Good was dishonest in the first place.”He added: “I do not consider that the public would regard it as acceptable that someone who breached that trust in the way in which Mr Good did should be allowed to act as solicitor.”NHS Resolution, the body which manages costs and disputes when treatment goes wrong, welcomed his dismissal.Helen Vernon, NHS Resolution chief executive, said: “We will not hesitate to take action where it is confronted with dishonest behaviour. This is public money and Mr Good’s actions were an attempt on funds which should be used for patient care.”Mr Good, who became a solicitor in 1998 and told the court it took him eight years to qualify, later released a statement saying he was “proud” of his work, adding that his charges had not cost the NHS money. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. read more

Fire destroys building near fuel bond

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEssequibo fire that destroyed building near fuel bond electrical in originSeptember 5, 2017In “latest news”Avinash bond at LBI destroyed by fire – millions of dollars worth of goods went up in flamesMarch 14, 2016In “Local News”Update: Fire destroys buildings, vehicles in BerbiceFebruary 28, 2019In “Crime” – in EssequiboA fire of unknown origin on Sunday afternoon threatened a fuel bond at the head office complex of Francis Shurland and Sons Inc of Lot 13 Adventure, Essequibo Coast. Breaking out at around 15:30 hrs, the fire destroyed the first building in the compound, but fuel was stored in another building at the back of the compound.A staff member attached to the fuel bond had reportedly seen the fire breaking out and had immediately informed the Fire Station.Fire of unknown origin on Sunday afternoon broke out at the head office complex of a popular businessman on the Essequibo Coast, and for a while threatened mayhem because of the huge fuel tanks on the premisesWhen this online publication visited the scene, fire fighters were engaged in a valiant battle to extinguish the flames, and persons who flocked the scene in the neighbourhood were tight-lipped about the situation, but many were thankful the flames were extinguished before they had reached the huge fuel tanks at the back of the bond.The destructive power of the fireHead of the Anna Regina Fire Station, Clive Mc Donald, said an investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire. (Indrawattie Nathram) read more

Womens EHF CL 20102011 Larvik and Itxako with five goals waiting next

← Previous Story EHF EURO 2012 extended by two days Next Story → Vladan Matic new Celje coach? In the first matches of the Women’s EHF Champions League semifinals, Larvik and Itxako won.Larvik HK (NOR) vs. Budućnost Podgorica (MNE) 25:20 (13:10)Norwegian champions Larvik HK defeated Budućnost Podgorica, thanks to the marvelous saves of their goalkeeper Cecilie Leganger, and will travel to Montenegro for the return match with a 5-goal advantage.Despite missing their goal-scoring machine, Katarina Bulatović, the Montenegrin champions gave a good showing against Larvik in the early phase of the game. Both defences looked stable and well-organized, and so the teams remained on level terms for the first 15 minutes.Coach Tor Odvar Moen’s players couldn’t find the way to line player Heidi Løke as she was well marked by the Budućnost defence. As she was being blocked, Larvik placed the emphasis on their distance shooters Tonje Larsen and Linn Jörum Sulland, both of whom contributed important goals for an valuable lead.The tactic to use the back players more paid off well for Larvik, as Gro Hammerseng scored more and more and the team found its pace and rhythm in the game. The opposition acted nervously and lost several balls, and yet Budućnost still remained only three goals behind at half-time.The pace of the game increased as both sides looked more to score than to defend. On the Budućnost side it was Jovanka Radičević who played an extraordinary game, as with her fifth goal, Dragan Adžić’s team closed the gap to just one goal.This didn’t disturb the Norwegians though, who woke up quickly and with some nice attacking game play, moved four goals in front again. Further great saves by goalkeeper Cecilie Leganger enabled Larvik to further extend the gap between the two teams to 7 goals.With 10 minutes left to play, Budućnost needed some refreshments to stand a chance in the return match. With Ana Radović´s direct red card their chances diminished, but Budućnost once again showed great fighting spirit to come as close as 5-goals at the final whistle.In those last 10 minutes, the home side scored only once, while Budućnost scored three times. Even so, Larvik’s head coach Moen thinks the 5-goal difference will still be enough, despite the loud, fanatical spectators in the return game.Itxako Reyno De Navarra (ESP) vs. Audi ETO Győr (HUN) 26:21 (13:11)After sunny days and over 30 degrees in the Aragón, Navarra region prior to the game, on match day, dark clouds gathered overhead. They seemed to forecast a stormy time for Győri AUDI ETO, as the Hungarians went on to lose clearly to Spanish Itxako in this first leg match of the semi-final.Despite losing by five goals after 60 minutes, the Hungarians had looked the more stable team in the first half, dominating the game from the early minutes onwards, and building a clear lead that shocked the home side.In this phase, the Győr defence looked strong and Katalin Pálinger showed heroics several times between the sticks.With the Spaniards eventually finding the rhythm of the match, the home side turned the game and led by two goals after 30 minutes.In the second half, Itxako cleverly followed the tactics of their coach Ambros Martín and punished every mistake of their opponents.The Hungarians, supported by over 100 fans that had made the long journey to Estella, had massive problems against the well-working and aggressive defence of the home team. Despite devising some tactics to combat the unusual Itxako defence in their preparations, Győr didn’t have proper solutions for these situations on the day.The away team had several clear-cut chances in the second half, but Győr’s players missed them, which caused serious problems for further attacks.The Hungarians were without their important back player Eduarda Amorim, so her team mates had to take more responsibility in attack and defence. Except for the Romanian international Aurelia Brădeanu, who scored 7 times, not much worked for Győr.In the defensive position, Amorim was missed greatly, as the Spaniards had no problem in finding their way to the line players.Itxako played a focused game and remained calm right up to the end, enabling them to win the game by 5-goal difference.Győr had a terrible phase in second half when they only scored twice in 17 minutes. Their star playmaker, Anita Görbicz, underperformed, and her replacement, the young Anikó Kovacsics, couldn’t find effective solutions to break down the strong defence of the home team, either.“The key to victory was in our defence,” said a happy Itxako coach Ambros Martín after the match. “There is still one match to be played and we will have a tough time in Hungary, where Győr will be backed by their passionate supporters,” the coach continued.Text: Mark Hegedus – EHF read more

Thousands turn out for Waterford hospital rally

first_imgThe proposed breakup of the Southeast Hospital configuration will see a four way split in the region with hospitals in Kilkenny and Wexford grouping with hospitals in Dublin and Waterford and Clonmel grouping with Cork. This will break up the region and reduce the critical mass needed to sustain tertiary and specialist services such as cancer care, trauma at cardiology at Waterford Regional Hospital.Locals are concerned that if proposals in the report are carried out, and the Southeast region is broken up, then that could lead to major job losses and loss of medical services.“It already has one of the biggest unemployment rates in the region,” said Cullinane. “This would compound the economic problems and see more jobs lost.”He commended the organisers for the fact they “have been able to bring so many people onto the streets”.It is expected that the report, which is currently believed to be with the Minister for Health Dr James Reilly, could come up in a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.Cullinane is now calling on the Minister for Health to publish the Higgins Report.The people of the Southeast have a right to know what is in this report before it goes to cabinet. Crucially the government needs to keep the Southeast structure in place thereby securing tertiary services and jobs in the region.PICS: Thousands gather for Waterford Regional Hospital rally> UP TO 4000 PEOPLE turned out for a major rally in Waterford yesterday calling for the protection of hospital services.Waterford-based Sinn Féin Senator David Cullinane told that he was reiterating his call for the government not to downgrade Waterford Regional Hospital or allow the Southeast hospital configuration to be broken up.He said specialist and tertiary services such as cancer care, trauma and cardiology are all at risk if plans to break up the region are progressed. Thousands of people from the Southeast were expected to take to the streets demanding a retention of services in the Southeast.TurnoutCullinane said following the protest: “There were around 4000 there, which was a good turnout given the cold weather. The organisers were happy with it.”The event was organised by Andrea Galgey and Gillian Corcoran, who also organised a similar protest a number of months ago. Among the attendees at the rally was Labour TD Ciara Conway.This event was “to put pressure on the cabinet as they prepare to meet next week to sign off on the Higgins report”, Cullinane said.last_img read more

ND leader launches attack on Greek PM

first_imgMain opposition New Democracy (ND) party leader Antonis Samaras launched a strong attack on Greek Prime Minister George Papandrou on Tuesday evening in response to the Prime Minister’s earlier address to PASOK parliamentarians.Samaras accused the Papandreou of an “arrogant appearance, which troubles the entire Greek people”. The ND leader also charged that the Prime Minister decided to destroy the politicial consensus between the two major parties in the runup to the announcement of new austerity measures and the visit to Greece of “important foreign leaders”.He also accused Mr Papandreou of trying to absolve PASOK of any responsibility for Greece’s current economic problems and of ‘slandering’ New Democracy by trying to allocate sole responsibility for the economic crisis.He also reacted to the comments made by the Greek Prime Minister about the request by New Democracy (ND) party for the postponement of Tuesday’s Parliamentary discussion on the stability and growth programme. “It is outrageous if the Prime Minister thinks he can decide when New Democracy holds him to account,” Samaras said. “It is also outrageous that he criticises us for not accepting a parliamentary debate on measures which he has not yet taken.”Samaras said that by not taking part in the debate, New Democracy did not have to suffer, “the well-known poem by the prime minister that for yesterday’s evils others are to blame, for today’s evils the speculators are to blame and for tomorrow we wait and see,” Samaras concluded. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Young journo Faisal dies

first_imgFaisal Rahman. Photo: UNBThe Dhaka Tribune district coordinator AKM Faisal Rahman Kishore died of heart attack in Dhaka on Friday, reports UNB. He was 33.Faisal complained of chest pain and collapsed on the ground at the residence of his friend Yasir Wardad Tanmoy, said Tanmoy.He was taken to Ibn Sina Hospital at Dhanmondi around 1:15pm where physicians declared him dead around 1:30pm, he said.Faisal left behind his parents, a brother and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn his death.His first namaz-e-janaza was held at Taltala Eidgah field in the city after Isha prayers.Before joining the Dhaka Tribune, Faisal also worked for news agency United News of Bangladesh (UNB), The New Age and The Independent.last_img

BNP leader Enam joins AL

first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s advisor Enam Ahmed Choudhury has joined Awami League on Wednesday.BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s adviser Enam Ahmed Choudhury has joined Awami League on Wednesday.Enam met prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the evening at Ganabhaban and joined the party.The prime minister presented Enam with a bouquet, said PM’s deputy press secretary Ashraful Alam Khokon.Enam, a former bureaucrat, was a nomination seeker from BNP from Sylhet-1 constituency.He was named in the primary list of BNP nominees, but was later left out and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s adviser Khondokar Abdul Muktadir got the party nomination.Enam served as chairman of the Privatisation Commission during the BNP-led government.Enam’s political secretary Rushel Rahman confirmed the news to Prothom Alo and said that he resigned from the BNP and joined the Awami League.last_img read more

Siri Cant Help TV Stars Kiss Like They Mean It In This

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. March 25, 2016 Pro tip: If you have to ask Siri how to kiss right, you’re doing it wrong.TV stars Alison Brie and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau do just that in a goofy new Apple ad. The actors lock lips, but Brie (whom you might recognize from Mad Men) isn’t feeling it.Cue Siri to the rescue. Make that the fancy fourth-gen Apple TV-integrated Siri. “Is there tongue? Is there a little bit of tongue?” Brie awkwardly asks Coster-Waldau as a steamy clip of the Danish beau tasting the lips of a Game of Thrones co-star unfurls on an Apple TV. Next, Brie tells Siri to rewind seven seconds, not accidentally showing off how the Siri remote searches for content. Related: Cookie Monster Demonstrates Why Hands-Free Siri Is Useful (Video)End scene. Then the odd couple is called on set to seal a hot minute with a kiss. But Brie wants to brush up with more high-def makeout GOT sessions. Coster-Waldau has a different plan. He snatches the Apple TV remote and asks Siri to spin some sexytime tunes (yep, a la Apple Music). Maybe that’ll get Brie in the mood.Nope. Not happening. Siri’s no substitute for raw animal attraction.No surprise there. Siri’s a notorious ice queen, apparently by design. Why, it snubbed us just this morning when we asked the snarky digital assistant for a virtual smooch. “Let’s talk instead,” it said. No thanks. We’re good. 2 min readcenter_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more

PET Scans Guiding Chemo Boost Remission for Hodgkin Patients

first_img 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 | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. April 13, 2016 — Using positron emission tomography (PET) to guide chemotherapy treatment significantly increases the number of people with advanced Hodgkin lymphoma who go into remission, according to new research. The study, conducted by SWOG and two other National Cancer Institute research groups, also found PET guidance decreases toxic side effects.The Journal of Clinical Oncology published results of the clinical trial on April 11, along with an editorial. Oliver Press, M.D., Ph.D., a SWOG member at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the lead author of the JCO article, said the study is exciting because it is the first large-scale U.S. trial to test this treatment approach with people with Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system that struck an estimated 9,050 Americans last year.“The goal of cancer treatment is to cure as many people as possible with as little toxicity as possible,” said Press, the acting director of the Clinical Research Division and the acting senior vice president of Fred Hutch and a professor of medicine at University of Washington. “We found a promising way to do that by tailoring treatment to Hodgkin patients, an approach which could lead to a new standard of care.”Doctors routinely use PET scans to detect cancer. In this study, they used this form of medical imaging to help treat cancer, too. Investigators tested “response-adapted therapy” with Stage III and IV Hodgkin patients — people whose cancer had spread throughout their lymphatic system and often into other parts of their body. These patients have the lowest chance for recovery.Researchers recruited 358 Hodgkin patients to the trial and were able to evaluate 331 of them. All trial volunteers were given two rounds of ABVD, the standard, four-drug chemotherapy regimen used to treat Hodgkin patients after diagnosis. Then everyone received a PET scan to gauge response to the initial treatment. If the scan was negative, and the cancer appeared to be gone, this group received a final four cycles of ABVD.Patients whose scan was positive, however, were given six cycles of a chemotherapy regimen called eBEACOPP, a seven-drug combination used in Europe. This treatment is both powerful and harmful. Some Europeans who’ve received eBEACOPP treatment became infertile, sustained heart or lung damage, and sometimes were put at greater risk of secondary cancers such as leukemia.Typically, if a Hodgkin patient’s initial ABVD treatment fails and they continue taking the drug, about 15 to 30 percent are cancer-free after two years. However, 64 percent of the SWOG trial patients who received the eBEACOPP treatment after getting a negative scan were cancer-free after two years, more than double the sustained remission rate.“What’s also important is that only 20 percent of the patients in our trial were exposed to eBEACOPP — which means they weren’t exposed to its bad effects,” said Jonathan Friedberg, M.D., a longtime SWOG member and the director of the James P. Wilmot Cancer Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center. “That’s important because many people diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma are in their 20s and 30s and want to have children. This response-adapted therapy would ensure that the people who need the more toxic drugs receive them— and would spare others from infertility and serious toxicities.”SWOG managed the trial with support from the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology and ECOG-ACRIN. All three groups enrolled patients to the trial, and Alliance experts read all PET scans centrally to ensure consistency. Researchers from the NCI’s AIDS Malignancy Consortium also participated. SWOG, the Alliance, and ECOG-ACRIN are part of the NCI’s National Clinical Trials Network.The NCI provided the majority of funding for the study. The David and Patricia Giuliani Family Foundation, the Lymphoma Foundation, the Adam Spector Fund for Hodgkin Research, and the Ernest & Jeanette Dicker Charitable Foundation provided additional support. A National Institutes of Health’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant supported some of the PET imaging.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… 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 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Related Content 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 News | PET Imaging | April 13, 2016 PET Scans Guiding Chemo Boost Remission for Hodgkin Patients Treatment approach tested in first large-scale U.S. triallast_img read more

Tech News Today Facebooks SUMO challenge Netflix AVA inmates code Japans AI

first_imgTech, Culture, and Society Google is using AI to help organizations detect and report child sexual abuse material online (Google blog) In Tight Labor Market, Inmates Learn to Code. Indiana program teaches women in prison to write computer code (Wall Street Journal) Tech, Community and Open Source Facebook Reality Labs launch SUMO Challenge to improve 3D scene understanding and modeling algorithms (Packt Hub) Ubuntu free Linux Mint Project, LMDE 3 ‘Cindy’ Cinnamon, released (Packt Hub) Huawei may be bricking modded devices to kill community development (Notebook Check) Linus Torvalds thinks Intel has gotten better about keeping the Linux open-source community in the loop with CPU security problems, but it started out really badly. And it’s still not fair that Linux has to fix hardware problems. (ZDNet) Tech, Governance, and Politics UN meetings ended with US & Russia avoiding formal talks to ban AI enabled killer robots (Packt Hub) Japanese city becomes the first in the country to deploy blockchain-based voting (Chepicap) Japanese police to test AI use for better investigations of criminal activity (Japan Times) Tech, Business, and Startups How Netflix uses AVA, an Image Discovery tool to find the perfect title image for each of its shows (Packt Hub) Google’s Doors Hacked Wide Open By Own Employee (Forbes) After Patent Office Rejection, It is Time For Google To Abandon Its Attempt to Patent Use of Public Domain Algorithm (Electronic Frontier Foundation) Skype U-turns on Snapchat-like features after complaints (BBC) Swiss startup, Avrios has quietly raised $14M for an AI-fueled fleet management platform (Techcrunch) Tools, Announcements, and Releases PyTorch-based HyperLearn Statsmodels aims to implement a faster and leaner GPU Sklearn (Packt Hub) The future of Jenkins is cloud native and a faster development pace with increased stability (Packt Hub) Deep Angel: AI that erases objects from images (MIT) Wasabi: A framework for dynamic analysis of WebAssembly programs (Wasabi software Labs)last_img read more

ScyllaDB announces Scylla 30 a NoSQL database surpassing Apache Cassandra in features

first_imgScyllaDB announced Scylla 3.0, a NoSQL database at the Scylla Summit 2018 this week. Scylla is written in C++ and now has 10x the throughput of Apache Cassandra. New features in Scylla 3.0 This release is a milestone for Scylla as it surpasses Apache Cassandra in features. Concurrent OLTP and OLAP support Scylla 3.0 enables its users to safely balance real-time operational workloads with big data analytical workloads all within a single database cluster. Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) and Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) have very different approaches to access data. OLTP encompasses many small and varied transactions. This includes mixed writes, updates, and reads which have a high sensitivity to latency. OLAP highlights on the throughput of broad scans spanning across datasets. With the addition of capabilities that isolate workloads, Scylla uniquely supports simultaneous OLTP and OLAP workloads while maintaining low latency and high throughput. Materialized views are production-ready Materialized views was an experimental feature for a long time in Scylla. It is now included in the production-ready versions. Materialized views are designed to enable automatic server-side table denormalization. One thing to note is that the Apache Cassandra community reverted materialized views from production-ready Cassandra to an experimental feature in 2017. Secondary indexes This is another feature that is now production-ready with the Scylla 3.0 release. These global secondary indexes can scale to any clusters of any size. This is unlike the local-indexing approach adopted by Apache Cassandra. Secondary indexes allow users to query data via non-primary key columns. Cassandra 3.x file format compatibility Scylla 3.0 includes support for Apache Cassandra 3.x compatible format (SSTable). This improves performance and reduces storage volume by three times. With a shared-nothing approach, Scylla has increased throughput and storage capacity 10x that of Apache Cassandra. Scylla Open Source 3.0 has a close-to-the-hardware design to use modern servers optimally. It is written from scratch in C++ for significant improvements in areas concerning throughput and latency. Scylla consistently achieves 99% tail latency of less than 1 millisecond. To know more about Scylla, visit the ScyllaDB website. Read next Why MongoDB is the most popular NoSQL database today TimescaleDB 1.0 officially released PostgreSQL 11 is here with improved partitioning performance, query parallelism, and JIT compilationlast_img read more

Goway has a new Downunder Specialist

first_img TORONTO — Goway has added a new specialist to its Destination Downunder team.Vaneeta Michie is the newest member of the company’s Wholesale South Pacific reservations department, bringing with her over 20 years of travel industry experience.Born in Fiji, Michie moved to Canada with her family when she was a child, and later embarked on a 20+ career in selling the South Pacific.“We are pleased to welcome Vaneeta to the team at Goway. Her enthusiasm, industry experience and expertise will be greatly beneficial to our South Pacific specialist division,” said Shirley Rourke, Goway’s General Manager for Downunder.Michie can be reached at (416) 322-1034 or 1-800-387-8850 ext. 6951, or via email at Posted by Share Travelweek Group Thursday, November 1, 2018 center_img Tags: Australia, Goway << Previous PostNext Post >> Goway has a new Downunder Specialistlast_img read more