Prince Harry Attends London Marathon

first_imgPrince Harry, Patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust, cheered the winners of the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon as they crossed the line during the weekend.Prince Harry with winners of the 2016 Virgin Money London MarathonPrince Harry made the presentations to the winners of the mini marathon, the elite men, women, wheelchair and IPC races, and the John Disley Lifetime Achievement Award.His Royal Highness also met with a selection of volunteers in the administration of the race and members of the St. John Ambulance.Prince Harry has been Patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust since 2012.Since its inception in 1981, The London Marathon Charitable Trust has awarded grants totalling more than £57.7 million to over 1000 organisations in London, Surrey, Silverstone, Birmingham and Liverpool.Source:Royal.UKlast_img read more

Moroccan Footballers Are Strong Opponents Says Portugal Team Coach

Rabat – Fernando Santos, head manager of the Portuguese national football team acknowledged on Friday the strength of Group B after the World Cup final draw. The international former footballer warned that the Moroccan squad, which is placed in the same group, is a powerful team.Santos told beIN Sports that Portugal “faced the Moroccan team before and it was not an easy match,” referring to the World Cup game played on June 11, 1986.In 1986, the Moroccan team defeated the Portuguese team with a 3-1 victory to qualify for the second round of the competition. The Moroccan generation that witnessed the Portuguese defeat still talks about the match and the great performance of the former Atlas Lions continuously. Santos added that Portugal has strong opponents, including the Moroccan team, which qualified to the World Cup after beating Cote d’Ivoire. The Atlas Lions has “many footballers who are very active in European leagues. They are very strong opponents.” After the final draw, the Portuguese press recalled Morocco’s win in 1986, which caused the exclusion of the Portuguese team.Portugal Digital acknowledged the Moroccan team power and how it finished unbeaten in the World Cup qualifiers. For Maisfutebol, “the Atlas Lions are roaring again.” The sports outlet provided speculations and analysis over Morocco’s chances in the 2018 World Cup. It also talked about Moroccan footballers, who did their utmost to reach the next level of the tournament.“The experience of Karim El Ahmadi, M’barek Boussoufa, and Mehdi Benatia combines well with the intelligence of Hakim Ziyech and the strength of Nordin Amrabat.”Correio de Manha believes that after 20 years of absence from the tournament, Morocco qualified undefeated with the help of their French coach, Herve Renard who helped their team to qualify for the World Cup. “Renard has a group of players who play in almost every league in Europe,” wrote the website. read more

CEO expectations for US economy grew in first quarter says Washington group

More U.S. chief executive officers project a pickup in hiring and capital spending in the next six months, a survey showed.The Business Roundtable’s economic outlook index rose to 92.1 in the first quarter from 84.5 in the previous three months, the Washington-based trade group said today. Measures greater than 50 are consistent with economic expansion, and the index is above its long-term average level of 79.7.Bigger gains in hiring and investment would be made easier by congressional cooperation on tax and immigration reform and free-trade agreements, corporate leaders said.“CEO expectations for overall economic growth are well below our economy’s potential,” Randall L. Stephenson, chairman of Business Roundtable and chief executive officer of AT&T Inc., said in a statement. “Increased private-sector capital investment is the critical foundation for economic growth, and its key planks are fiscal stability, business tax reform, expanded trade and immigration reform.”Seventy-two percent of respondents expect an increase in sales in the next six months, little changed from the 73 percent who said so in the fourth quarter. The share projecting increased business investment climbed to 48 percent this quarter from 39 percent in the previous three months.Thirty-seven percent of corporate leaders plan to boost employee head counts, up from 34 percent in the fourth quarter. Fifty-six percent of CEOs said they’d hire and invest more if the federal government moved forward with business tax and immigration reform and free-trade agreements with European and Asian countries.The survey, completed between Feb. 21 and March 7, tabulated the responses of 122 CEOs who belong to the Business Roundtable. The group’s members represent companies that have a combined workforce of more than 16 million employees, with annual sales of about $7.4 trillion and compose more than a third of total value of the U.S. stock market.www.bloomberg.com read more

UN food agency joins forces with Brazil to plan global meeting on

Focusing on sustainable rural development options that can contribute to cutting rural poverty and hunger, the four-day meeting will be held in Porto Alegre, Brazil.Three out of every four people suffering from hunger live in rural areas and depend on natural resources such as land and water for their survival, according to FAO. But most of them – especially women and indigenous populations – do not have secure and continued access to either. “If we want to reduce hunger and poverty in the world, we must go to the root causes of the problem” said Parviz Koohafkan, who will serve as Executive Secretary of the International Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development. “And in the poor rural zones, one of the main problems is the lack of secure access to factors of production, particularly land and water.” read more

US rebuts Apple claim on password reset in iPhone case

FILE – This Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 file photo shows an iPhone in Washington. A locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers likely holds evidence of the eventual attack, the Justice Department said in a court filing March 10 in its high-profile encryption dispute with Apple Inc., adding that the community and the public “need to know” what is on the device. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) by Eric Tucker And Tami Abdollah, The Associated Press Posted Mar 10, 2016 2:33 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 10, 2016 at 8:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US rebuts Apple claim on password reset in iPhone case WASHINGTON – A decision to reset the password on an iCloud account associated with one of the San Bernardino attackers did not effectively thwart the investigation into the shooting, FBI officials said in a court filing Thursday as part of the Justice Department’s ongoing encryption dispute with Apple Inc.FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress last week that “there was a mistake” made when the FBI asked San Bernardino County, which owned the phone, to reset the password for an account tied to Syed Farook, who along with his wife killed 14 people in the December 2 shootings. Authorities were hoping that way to recover at least some of the stored data even while the phone was locked.In a sworn declaration submitted Thursday, Christopher Pluhar, an FBI agent involved in processing the evidence, said the password reset did not harm the investigation. Farook’s iPhone, which was found powered off, had the iCloud backups turned off for his mail, photos and notes, and aren’t believed to be complete, Pluhar said. And even with a full set of backups, the Justice Department said, the government would still have needed to search the phone “in order to leave no stone unturned” in the investigation.The statement is aimed at rebutting earlier claims from Apple that said that if the FBI had not changed the iCloud password, its engineers could have helped investigators use a known — and therefore trusted — wireless connection to trick the iPhone from automatically backing up to iCloud.The statement was part of a broader Justice Department filing designed to encourage a federal magistrate to affirm her decision last month to force Apple to help the FBI gain access to Farook’s phone.In the filing, federal prosecutors argued that the phone likely holds evidence of the eventual attack, and the government and community “need to know” what is on the device. Apple alone has the ability to help, and doing so is not unduly burdensome, the government said.The brief, which sets the stage for a March 22 hearing in Southern California, marks a further escalation of rhetoric between the federal government and one of the world’s largest technology companies.“In short, Apple is not some distant, disconnected third party unexpectedly and arbitrarily dragooned into helping solve a problem for which it bears no responsibility,” Justice Department lawyers wrote. “Rather, Apple is intimately close to the barriers on Farook’s locked iPhone because Apple specifically designed the iPhone to create those barriers.”Apple responded Thursday by saying the Justice Department is “so desperate at this point that it has thrown all decorum to the winds.”“Everybody should beware because it seems like disagreeing with the Department of Justice means you must be evil and anti-American, nothing could be further from the truth,” Apple senior vice-president and general counsel Bruce Sewell said in a conference call with reporters.The Justice Department brief contends that as “one of the richest and most tech-savvy” companies in the country, Apple has abundant resources to comply with a judge’s February 16 order and create specialized software to help the FBI get into the phone.And it mocked as sensationalized arguments by Apple and its supporters that abiding by the judge’s decree could weaken the security of its products, noting that the software is designed for only one phone and that Apple could retain it during the entire process. Though Apple has suggested that the code could be modified to run on other phones, the Justice Department says Apple devices will only run software that’s been electronically “signed” by the company.“Apple desperately wants — desperately needs_this case not to be ‘about one isolated iPhone,’” Justice Department lawyers wrote. “But there is probable cause to believe there is evidence of a terrorist attack on that phone, and our legal system gives this Court the authority to see that it can be searched pursuant to a lawful warrant.”The Justice Department pushed back against concerns that Apple could be compelled to provide access to China or other foreign governments, saying the judge’s order has no bearing on the company’s relationships to other countries.The government also rejected Apple’s arguments that the software — intended to bypass an auto-erase function on the phone so that the FBI can remotely enter different passcodes without losing data — violated Apple’s First Amendment rights by forcing it to create new computer code. Federal lawyers say all they’re asking Apple to do is remove barriers from the phone — and not create new speech.“Apple’s claim is particularly weak because it does not involve a person being compelled to speak publicly, but a for-profit corporation being asked to modify commercial software that will be seen only by Apple,” the brief states.___Follow on Twitter: Eric Tucker at https://twitter.com/etuckerAP and Tami Abdollah at https://twitter.com/latams read more

Rockets to rest Chris Paul against Cavaliers

CLEVELAND — Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul is being rested against Cleveland on the second of games on consecutive days.Houston (9-8) visited the Cavaliers on Saturday, a day after Paul scored 20 points in 37 minutes in an overtime loss at Detroit that ended the Rockets’ five-game winning streak.A nine-time All-Star, Paul is second on the team with an average 17.9 points in 15 games. He leads the Rockets in assists with a 7.7 average. Paul, 33, is in 14th season.Cleveland (3-14) defeated Philadelphia on Friday and was trying to win consecutive games for the first time this season.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press

Rule violations rolling in but not for Ohio State football

Click to enlargeThrough the first six months of 2014, the Ohio State football program self-reported six NCAA or Big Ten rules violations. In the following two months and 20 days, it reported none.In fact — through at least Sept. 20 — the football team hasn’t had a self-reported violation since April 22, or a span of nearly five months.Within that time span, junior defensive lineman Noah Spence reportedly failed a drug test — resulting in a violation of OSU and Big Ten rules — and was declared ineligible by the university for the Buckeyes’ Sept. 13 game against Kent State. Spence — who had not played this season because of a three-game suspension after a separate failed drug test — practiced once after the Kent State game, coach Urban Meyer said, but no further update on his status has been released.Since the most recent football violation, all of OSU athletics has self-reported 18 different violations, just one of which involved the men’s basketball program. In total, OSU has self-reported 30 NCAA or Big Ten rules violations this year up until Sept. 20.This information is the result of two separate public records requests submitted by The Lantern. The first was submitted July 8 and filled Aug. 11, while the second was requested Sept. 23 and filled Tuesday evening. The requests span the dates of Jan. 1 through Sept. 20.Despite lower numbers in recent months, the football program still has the most self-reported rules violations so far in 2014 with six. In total, 18 different athletic programs at OSU had self-reported violations listed among the records, with the institution being listed on a pair of violations.Seven of the teams had multiple violations listed, but only football and women’s rowing had more than two. The rowing team was named on four of the violations, two of which came on the more recent records request that spanned from July 1 through Sept. 20.Women’s rowing is the only OSU program to have self-reported multiple violations since July.Responses to the violations from OSU included issuing letters of education to the coaching staff for teams involved with the incidents, a restriction to one program’s financial aid capacity for the 2014-15 academic year and the repayment of $28 worth of “impermissible per diem” for multiple student-athletes.Regardless of punishment, the 30 violations all count as minor NCAA or Big Ten violations. But those 30 infractions still put OSU on track to hit about 40 for the year.OSU athletic director Gene Smith — who is know also the school’s vice president — said the athletics department usually has about 40 self-reported rules violations every year during an interview with The Lantern on May 15, 2012.“On an annual basis, we have about 40,” Smith said in the interview. “It ranges in that area we’re sitting at. In that 40 range is where we always hang.”Smith added that a lower number wouldn’t necessarily be a good thing for OSU.“Our whole thing is if we have 10 (violations), I’d have a problem,” he said. “I mean, I really would because people are going to make mistakes. And that means if I only have 10 out of 350 employees, 1,000 athletes — something’s not right.”While OSU does have one of the largest athletic departments in the nation, its number of violations comes in higher than some other programs. In the second half of 2013, the school self-reported around double the number of NCAA or Big Ten violations than five other schools in the conference.OSU has already self-reported more than double the violations that at least one other school with a major college football program reported during the 2013-14 year. According an Aug. 5 The Oregonian article, University of Oregon athletics self-reported just 14 violations in that academic year. read more

RadarEye makes the difference at Sibelco

first_imgOrlaco introduced RadarEye, an innovative vision system, to the market in 2012. It is an advanced camera and monitor system that feeds constant, real-time vision and detection information of the working area to the vehicle operator. Since its introduction, the RadarEye system has been helping to improve the safety and efficiency of industrial vehicles for numerous companies. One such company is Sibelco Benelux. Sibelco extracts and refines various types of sand and minerals, mostly high quality silica sand for industrial use. Hans Ophelders first noticed RadarEye in April 2012. At that time only one wheel loader at the new plant in Maasmechelen was equipped with a vision testing system of another brand, which consisted of two ultrasonic sensors and three cameras. “That system was good in its own right, but it had difficulty giving the loader operators a clear picture through the dusty, sandy environment we work in.”An Orlaco service team went to the Sibelco plant in Maasmechelen (Belgium) and installed RadarEye on one of its wheel loaders. In order to fairly evaluate the two systems, the other wheel loader used the ultrasonic system. The operators were able to compare the performance of the two systems during a regular working day. Ophelders: “RadarEye came out on top because of its ease of use, clear on board screen reception, and ability to “see” clearly through the sand and dust. We are gradually installing RadarEye systems onto all our wheel loader trucks throughout our Benelux locations, because it seems to make a significant difference to our loader operators.”One such operator is Jos Denneman. Jos has been operating wheel loaders for Sibelco for 25 years now, and is very satisfied working with the Orlaco RadarEye vision system. “The RadarEye system is a solid, no-nonsense vision system that helps me get the job done. It makes my work in the cab more comfortable because I don’t have to twist and turn to check that I’m positioning the truck accurately. The real-time feedback I get on the large dashboard display is very sharp, and the built-in warning signals let me know what’s behind me when I’m backing up, and when to stop. All in all, it’s just a safer and more efficient way to work.”In a busy work environment like Sibelco, there are any number of vehicles and people moving around the dusty terrain throughout any given day. That is why it was agreed that Orlaco technicians would come to various Sibelco sites and perform yearly safety checks on each and every RadarEye system. Preventive Control Checks (PCC) involve an entire check of the active vision systems to ensure ongoing optimum use. “After all,” says Ophelders, “the Sibelco machines have to meet yearly quality and safety inspections, and checks on this important safety tool should be included.”Of course, every innovation needs to fit the specific customer. Orlaco does its best to ensure that customers are satisfied with the Orlaco products. “A few weeks after working with the RadarEye vision system, the operators mentioned that the system’s warning signals weren’t optimal. With all the bells, whistles, and moving parts to contend with in a wheel loader cab, RadarEye’s warning beep was lost in the shuffle,” says Ophelders. “We went to Orlaco with this and they got back to us quickly with a tailor made solution: a large, silent STOP icon now flashes on the screen as a warning, catching the eye of the operators and warning them to stop or make an adjustment. It’s this kind of attentive service that makes all of us at Sibelco glad we chose to install the Orlaco RadarEye vision systems.”last_img read more

The iPad mini from a Nexus 7 users perspective

first_imgI was very excited by the release of the Nexus 7. While it was certainly not the first tablet to hit the $200 price point, it was the most powerful. It’s an impressive package, complete with a lasting battery and enough content to keep you busy for a lifetime. Since I was (and still am) already plugged in to Google’s products, it was a no brainer. I recommended it to friends, family, and even considered picking a few up as Christmas presents. I’ve never been a huge fan of the 10-inch tablet, so this tablet was a win for me in every conceivable way.When the iPad mini was announced, I joined my colleagues in scoffing at Apple’s attempt to compete with the rest of the 7-inch tablets. I also pre-ordered one, because this was the first iOS device in the price and size range that interested me. As a long time Android user, and someone who has used just about every Android tablet manufactured over the last two years, I was ready to see what Apple had to offer the world when it came to a smaller tablet.The first thing I noticed when I took the iPad mini out of the box was its build quality. It was immediately clear that the iPad mini is in a class by itself when compared to the Nexus 7 Best Price at Amazon and the Kindle Fire HD. Even so, the aluminum body feels almost too thin, in fact it’s more comfortable to hold when there’s a Smart Cover attached. I found that I preferred the textured back of the Nexus 7 to the iPad mini, but this was also resolved with the Smart Cover. It’s significantly thinner than the Nexus 7, even if it doesn’t feel appreciably lighter. My Nexus 7 flexes in certain areas when I press on the screen or apply pressure to its back. This just doesn’t happen on the iPad mini. If I were to hold the two devices side by side, I would expect to pay more for the mini.Apple decided that its smaller iPad should have a very narrow bezel on the sides, falling in line with the design seen on some of their other devices this season. To compensate for this, the sides of the screen have been calibrated to make it harder to mistype or accidentally press the wrong icon. This, in my opinion, was a huge mistake. The bezel on the sides is enough for you to grip with your thumb, but not enough to comfortably hold for an extended period of time. Meanwhile, apps that have buttons all the way on the left or right of the screen don’t react to a light tap. You have to really press with force or hold your finger for a moment longer in order to tap those icons. Every time I come across one of those situations, I recognize it as the iPad Mini’s biggest flaw and something the Nexus 7 has no issues with.I got the same questions over and over again when I announced to my friends that I was getting an iPad mini. What about the (non-Retina) screen? What about the decreased specs? It’s so much less than the Nexus 7 on paper, how could you justify spending more for it? In fact, I found that the iPad mini outperformed the Nexus 7 in every real world test I could find. Even apps that were demonstrated as shining examples of the power inside the Nexus 7, like Dead Trigger, play better on the mini. Apps load faster, websites load at about the same speed, and unless you are holding the tablets three feet from your face there’s not a whole lot of difference between the two displays. The quality of the screen, meaning the tone of colors, how bright the screen gets… is all Apple. Asus’s screen doesn’t come close.The battery life on the iPad mini is just about the same as the Nexus 7 when it comes to browsing or reading. If I am just sitting on the couch surfing the web or reading, these two tablets easily get me through the day with battery to spare. If I decide to stream some video or play music, the battery life is just about the same. If I try to play games, especially games like Dead Trigger or any of the dozen tower defense games I play at random, the iPad lasts significantly longer than the Nexus 7. There’s easily a three hour difference in battery life.I thought the move to iOS would be difficult. I’ve been a Google product user for a really long time, and I have a ton of purchased apps from Google Play. A major ecosystem change, if it is even possible, would be really expensive for me, but I bit the bullet and did it.I found that the few Google apps that are on iOS not only work well, but are undeniably smoother than they are on my Nexus 7. Google’s voice search on the iPad Mini not only blows the pants off of Siri, but it blows the pants off of the exact same service on Google’s own device. Google+, specifically the Hangouts function, even includes features that are not available on the Nexus 7. I can connect a Bluetooth headset to the iPad and jump into a Hangout, something that doesn’t exist on any Android device.Sadly, not everything exists for iOS. There are plenty of things I enjoy doing on my Nexus 7 that I have to use a third party app for on the iPad. Google Talk, for example, is something I desperately miss when using iOS. There are plenty of third party apps that connect to Google Talk, but I haven’t found a single one that I enjoy the same way I enjoy Talk on the Nexus 7. The Google app for iOS is a collection of web based tools that don’t deliver notifications to the tablet, so clearly don’t work as well as they do integrated into the OS on my Nexus 7.I enjoy the power and flexibility of my Nexus 7. As a tinkerer, if I wake up tomorrow and decide I would like to try Ubuntu Linux on my Nexus 7 it would be quite simple to accomplish. I enjoy Android on my phone, especially when it comes to the seamless integration of the products I already use everyday. The iPad mini exists as a tool to absorb content, and very little else. I don’t expect to write my next book on it (my first was about Android tablets), or really do much more than sit on my couch and read or play a game.As a convenience item I feel that the iPad mini’s price is higher than it should be, especially when you add in the Smart Cover. I do, however, feel like this tablet is significantly better than the Nexus 7 for the tasks that people actually use tablets for.last_img read more

TMobiles phoneleasing Jump program could be amazing

first_imgWould you prefer to lease your phone from your carrier if it meant you always had the newest phone and didn’t have to pay the full price for the hardware? It looks like T-Mobile is planning to offer exactly that with a new program they are calling Jump.At the rate that smartphones are released today, it’s easy for a tech enthusiast to look at their nine-month-old phone as though it is an antique. This gets pretty hard to deal with when you’re stuck in a two-year contract. T-Mobile’s UNcarrier plans sought to free users from this by allowing them to buy phones outright or pay over time without being bound to a contract. This works out well when you look at it on paper — you end up saving a lot of money this way. Still, as a mobile provider, it’s in T-Mobile’s best interest to give customers a reason to keep paying that monthly bill. According to a leaked pamphlet found hours before T-Mobile’s press event, it looks like Jump is a great attempt at keeping users paying that higher monthly rate.The Verge is reporting that Jump is like a lease program. You enter into an agreement with T-Mobile where you pay a monthly fee similar to what a new subscriber would pay for the phone, and when you are ready to trade up you hand in the current phone for the new one. This means you don’t ever really own the phone you are using, but it also means you pay that monthly rate and guarantee that you have the latest phone whenever you want to trade for it.It’s expected that T-Mobile will release more details regarding this program later today, but as a starting point Jump looks interesting. This is a great middle ground between people who want to own their phone and do whatever they want with it, and people who just want the latest phone. Keep an eye on Geek.com at around 2:30 ET for more information on this program and everything else T-Mobile will be sharing today.last_img read more

Obama visits Boeing plant in Washington

first_imgEVERETT, Wash. (AP) — President Barack Obama called Friday for more steps to help U.S. companies compete overseas, standing in front of an enormous Boeing Dreamliner to summon a bright future for American manufacturing and exports.Visiting a Boeing plant in Washington state where he watched some of the massive 787s under assembly, Obama pushed for Congress to continue financing a national export credit agency crucial to a goal of doubling exports by 2014.The president announced steps to offer financing to U.S. companies to match help their foreign competitors are getting from overseas to help reduce trade imbalances that favor other countries.Addressing workers at the plant, Obama said: “You’re the most productive on earth. You can compete with anybody. You will outwork anybody. As long as the playing field is level, you can compete with any worker, anywhere, anytime, in China, in Europe, it does not matter. If we have a level playing field, America will always win, because we have the best workers.”“I will not stand by when our competitors don’t play by the rules,” he said.Obama delivered his remarks in front of a huge Dreamliner turbine after emerging from the back of the aircraft and walking down red-carpeted stairs to the tune of “Hail to the Chief” in a dramatic piece of White House staging. It came at the end of a three-day trip that included heavy fundraising along the West Coast and a stop at a Milwaukee padlock manufacturer.last_img read more

CM Relief Fund cheque presented

first_imgRegode: MLA Kranthi Kiran presented a cheque for Rs 10,000 from CM Relief Fund at the CM camp office to Gadila Shoba Rani. Shoba Rani is suffering from ill-health for the past few days. Former MPTC Narendhar, former mandal president Aravind Reddy, village sarpanch Srinivas Reddy and other TRS leaders are present.last_img

10 drug traders jailed in Cumilla

first_imgMap of CumillaA mobile court on Saturday sentenced 10 drug traders to different terms of imprisonment in Cumilla, reports UNB.A team of Kotwali Police in a drive arrested Pakhi Begum, 35, Liton Miah, 40, Selim, 38, Asma Begum, 55, Aradhan Begum, 55 and Sayed, 30 from different dens of drug traders in the city in the morning.Later, a mobile court sentenced them to different jail term.Besides, four drug traders- Dulal Hossain, 38, Omar Faruk, 30, Mahamudul Hasan, 38 and Foyez, 25- were sentenced to different terms of jail by a mobile court in Chandina upazila.Meanwhile, a team of police arrested female drug trader Ruby Akhter, 45, from Muradnagar upazila.last_img

Concerns Surround New DC Sports Facility

first_imgPlans were presented Oct. 27 for a new sports facility for the Washington Wizards and Mystics on the campus of St. Elizabeths East. (Photo credit: dc.gov)Officials from Events DC, the District’s official tourism agency, and the office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, presented plans Oct. 27 for a sports facility to be built on the campus of St. Elizabeths East at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center.“I am so excited about this project,” Mary Cuthbert, a longtime advisory neighborhood commissioner in Ward 8 and an outspoken advocate on behalf of the ward, said. “The Department of Transportation needs to come to us to explain some of the concerns we have about traffic but this great.”Taking the matter personally in the context of the facility, Cuthbert said “that if [the District government] don’t spend it [public funds] on me, they will spend it on someone else.”On Sept. 16, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and Ted Leonsis, the primary owner of the Washington Wizards and the Washington Mystics, announced the construction of a 5,000 seat arena on a parcel of St. Elizabeths East near the Congress Heights Metro Station. The facility will serve as a practice spot for both the Wizards and the Mystics and the Mystics’ arena for games as well as its headquarters.“This facility will serve as a catalyst to transform this area of town and this entire ward,” Randall Boe, the executive vice president and general counsel of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, said. Boe said that Monumental will create a $10 million community fund for Ward 8 residents, non-profits and businesses.The facility, set to open in 2018, will also serve as a venue for entertainment programs and other athletic and cultural events, such as music concerts, conventions and meetings.Greg O’Dell, the president of Events DC, said his agency will put $27 million into project and the District government has agreed to fund the project at $23 million. He said the sports facility is one major part of the re-development of St. Elizabeths East and his office is working with Catherine Buell, the executive director of St. Elizabeths East, to see that this project is in concert with the overall plan for the site.However, O’Dell made it clear that Ward 8 residents will have plenty of input. “This is why we are here tonight to get feedback from the community,” he said.Buell said St. Elizabeths East is on track to build an Innovation Hub that could be anchored by Microsoft and other high-tech companies. The hub would spur the creation of new technology-related businesses and jobs, to create economic opportunity at all skill levels for residents.  Additionally, Buell said plans for affordable housing and retail opportunities are still in the works.Brenda Jones, a civic activist in Ward 8, said she is thrilled the sports facility is coming to the east of the Anacostia River, but that O’Dell needs to take one more step. “I think you should make this presentation to the schools,” she said.Rosalind Styles, a Ward 8 entrepreneur, suggested that a formal memorandum of understanding (MOU) be drafted by the community members on issues such as hiring ward residents and small business procurement and that it be presented to the developers of the facility. “Mary Cuthbert played a key role in drafting MOUs for the community’s benefit with D.C.’s Unified Communications System and the St. Elizabeths project and we should do the same with this,” Styles said. “We should put our hands and heads together to come up with a strategy for this.”Ward 8 businessman Phinis Jones said the facility will change the physical, business and cultural landscape of Ward 8.Some residents, such as We Act Radio co-founder Kymore Freeman, said the facility might not be a good fit for some ward residents. “I want this area of Congress Heights to be declared a ‘displacement zone’ before the arena is finished,” Freeman said. “We want a cap on property taxes for all existing Ward 7 and 8 businesses and we need a MOU to see that people will not be forced out of here because of this arena.”last_img read more

Nvidia Shield console takes on Xbox One and PS4 with a Tegra

first_imgNvidia has just announced the first device that will feature its awesome Tegra X1 processor. It’s a first-party device, and it could be headed to your living room this summer. This is the Shield console.It’s set to go on sale in May for $199, and it’s not just another Android set top box. This is a bona fide console, capable of running AAA games and pushing 4K video to your big screen.Inside the newest Shield you’ll find 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It’s got 2 x 2 802.11ac WiFi, but there’s also a gigabit Ethernet port for those who prefer not to rely on wireless networks for their gaming marathons. A microSD slot and a pair of USB 3.0 ports provide room for expansion. Bluetooth 4.1 comes standard, too, so you’ll be able to pair your phone and use input devices without tying up one of those USB ports.One Shield controller is included, and if you happen to own one already — say, if you bought the Shield tablet — then you’ll be able to pair it with your Shield console, too. A remote with voice control capabilities is also included.The real star of the show, though, is Nvidia’s Tegra X1 processor. It’s an octa-core (4 Cortex A57 and 4 Cortex A53) beast that boasts 256 graphics cores. Nvidia says it’s twice as powerful as the K1 and that its Maxwell graphics are on par with what you’d expect from a desktop PC. It’ll eventually wind up powering the infotainment systems in cars, but getting to put one through the paces in your living room promises to be a lot more fun.While you’ll be able to purchase and play regular Android games on the Shield console, it’s also designed to work with Grid, Nvidia’s cloud-based game streaming service. It’s still in its early days, and the library — although still relatively small — continues to expand. By the time the Shield arrives this summer, there should be plenty of top-notch titles available on Grid to keep you busy.If you’re not happy with the selection, it’s no big deal. You’ll be able to utilize GameStream to push games from your Nvidia-powered desktop to the Shield console, just like you can with Nvidia’s other Shield devices.last_img read more

Are you turned on by someone playing with your nipples

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first_img News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more For more information: www.intelerad.com, rsna.intelerad.com, www.rsna.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. 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 | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more “In deploying IntelePACS, the VA’s radiologists will benefit from a comprehensive reading and reporting platform with a single worklist, integrated voice recognition and specialty modules,” said Randall Oka, president and CEO, Intelerad. News | November 18, 2013 Intelerad Awarded U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Teleradiology Program Contract Company to accommodate VA’s large-scale teleradiology program As the Veteran’s Health Administration’s in-house teleradiology service, the NTP provides 24-hour teleradiology service to nationwide VA facilities. News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more “Our solutions’ architecture is particularly suited for highly distributed environments and proven to deliver high performance in large-scale deployments, which will be ideal for the NTP,” said Oka. Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more November 18 2013 — Intelerad Medical Systems, a medical imaging picture archiving and communication system (PACS), radiology information system (RIS) and workflow solutions company, announced that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected IntelePACS as the PACS for their National Teleradiology Program (NTP). 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 Related Content News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more last_img read more

Toronto proposes new rules for Airbnb rentals

first_img Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Toronto proposes new rules for Airbnb rentals By: Michelle McQuiggeSource: The Canadian Press Tags: Airbnb, Toronto TORONTO — Toronto’s mayor says proposed new rules for the city’s short-term rental market, including properties listed on Airbnb, would help strike a balance between the need for such accommodations and the disruptions they can cause to local neighbourhoods.John Tory is defending a report released by the city’s Municipal Licensing and Standards department which lays out a number of proposals for individuals and companies who offer short-term rentals.One proposed change would ban people from renting out homes that are not their primary residences.Tory says such a move would help stabilize neighbourhoods by limiting the number of people staying there temporarily, while also potentially putting housing units back on the market for longer-term tenants.Other recommendations include licensing short-term rental companies such as Airbnb, creating a registry for people who operate short-term rentals, and changing zoning bylaws to create a new land use classification for short-term rentals.City council must vote on the recommendations, and Tory says the proposed rules are still open to public consultation and feedback.But the mayor said there’s a need to address the short-term rental market in the city, which defenders argue brings millions of tourism dollars into the city. Airbnb estimates its users spent about $417 million in city neighbourhoods last year.More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedTory argued that those who snap up secondary properties that they then list on Airbnb and similar websites risk destabilizing neighbourhoods by introducing transient populations into otherwise residential areas.He said the proposed new rules, which the city estimates would remove about 3,200 properties from the short-term rental market, could limit that risk.“I think what we’ve done here is we’ve tried to achieve a balance between this kind of availability for tourists and others, and the needs of people for permanent housing and the need for stable neighbourhoods,” Tory told a press conference on Monday.The city report said limiting rentals to principle residences would still leave roughly 7,600 properties on the market.The city based its information on 2016 data provided by Airbnb, the most high-profile platform through which people both list and book short-term rentals.Airbnb said it welcomed Toronto’s move toward regulating home-sharing.Alex Dagg, the company’s public policy manager for Canada, said Airbnb is reviewing the recommendations and plans to offer feedback to the city at a later date.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsToronto’s proposed rules come after Quebec implemented a law last year regulating properties on Airbnb and other home rental websites.That law requires people who rent out accommodations for no more than 31 consecutive days to have a permit and pay a hotel tax. Individuals who violate the law can be fined between $2,500 and $25,000 daily, while corporations face penalties of between $5,000 and $50,000 a day.Recent data suggests, however, that the majority of Quebecers who listed their properties on Airbnb and other home rental websites are not registering with the province.The province’s Tourism Department says it issued 967 permits for rental hosts out of 2,244 applications in the year since the law took effect on April 15, 2016.There were 19,400 Airbnb hosts in Quebec in 2016, according to the company’s data, and that doesn’t include people who rent out their homes on other websites such as VRBO and Kijiji. That would suggest a compliance rate of less than five per cent among Airbnb hosts alone. << Previous PostNext Post >> Sharelast_img read more

State Dept spokesman Saving Iraq could take 35 years

first_img Patients with chronic pain give advice Asked if the current strategy is working, Kirby conceded, “Maybe the way we’re going about that needs to be changed a little bit.”Kirby said the U.S. and its allies could go “all in,” but also said that even if the problem is viewed in only a military context, “it’s still going to take three to five years. It’s not going to happen overnight.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   WASHINGTON (AP) — An Obama administration official says it could take at least three to five years for Iraq to overcome the Islamic State onslaught.Even then, retired Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby says, the war effort “has to be owned by the Iraqis.”Kirby, the State Department spokesman, appeared on MSNBC after President Barack Obama acknowledged the U.S. lacks a “complete strategy” for training Iraqi security forces. Top Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall FILE – In this Nov. 7, 2014 file photo, then-Defense Department press secretary, now State Department spokesman, Rear Admiral John Kirby speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. A high-ranking Obama administration official says it could take at least three to five years for Iraq to overcome the Islamic State onslaught. An even then, retired Navy Adm. John Kirby says, the war effort “has to be owned by the Iraqis.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitylast_img read more

The Ultimate Maldives Holiday Now at Even Better Value with Club Med

first_imgThe Ultimate Maldives Holiday Now at Even Better Value with Club MedThe Ultimate Maldives Holiday Now at Even Better Value with Club MedNow is the best time for travel agents to secure their client’s dream holiday in the Maldives at even better value as Club Med announces from May, 2019, travellers can enter a world of elevated luxury at the award-winning Finolhu Villas for the same price as Club Med Kani’s Manta Exclusive Suites.Book by 30th November, 2018, to access Club Med’s infamous Early Bird offer – up to 30% off for departures May to October, 2019. Your client could experience a Bucket List Maldives holiday in a Finolhu Beach Villa from only $3,585pp (valued at $5,090) for 7 nights all-inclusive featuring:Gourmet all-day dining including freshly caught fish from the surrounding waters and pool- side snacking with ChampagnePremium open bar to enjoy overlooking the azure waters of the MaldivesPersonal butler who caters to your every needOwn outdoor terrace with private pool overlooking the oceanState-of-the-art villa with direct access to the white-sand beachActivities such as beach yoga and Stand Up Paddle BoardingComplementary speedboat access to nearby Club Med Kani for further activities, dining options, and nightly entertainmentThe Maldives with Club Med: 1 magical destination, 3 unique experiences:Club Med Finolhu VillasClub Med Finolhu Villas is paradise redefined offering the ultimate in eco-friendly luxury in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Indulge in champagne service from your private overwater or beach villa, which comes complete with personal plunge pool and direct access to the ocean from your deck. Your butler service is there to cater to all your needs and access to Club Med Kani is just a five-minute speedboat drive away.7 nights all-inclusive from $3,585pp (valued at $5,090pp) when booked by 30th November, 2018Based on twin share in a Beach Suite for bookings between 4th April – 22nd June, 2019Club Med Kani, Manta Exclusive Collection SuitesThe Manta Exclusive area of Club Med Kani is perfectly suited for guests who seek a private escape and elevated amenities perched above the lapping waters of the Indian Ocean. These premium Maldives overwater suites include breakfast to your room, Champagne at sunset, private beach, and more, all within moments of the action and activities enjoyed at Club Med Kani.7 nights all-inclusive from $3,585pp (valued at $5,135) when booked by 30th November, 2018Based on twin share in an Overwater Suite for bookings between 4th April – 22nd June, 2019Club Med KaniClub Med Kani is the ultimate endless turquoise playground in the Maldives, suitable for families looking for an indulgent escape. Enjoy unique must-try experiences of the Maldives including Kani’s new state of the art Dive Centre, coral rebuilding program allowing guests to help repair damaged reefs*, surfing*, flyboard* and more. There’s also brand new kids facilities for the little ones! Kani brings together delicious local cuisine, colourful marine life and pristine waters in one of the most beautiful places in the world.7 nights all-inclusive from $1,845pp (valued at $2,605) when booked by 30th November, 2018Based on twin share in a Superior Room for bookings between 4th April – 22nd June, 2019The leader in premium all-inclusive holidays, Club Med’s packages include gourmet meals and snacks with international delicacies and traditional local cuisine, an open bar, a vast selection of activities, entertainment and Kids Clubs, in addition to accommodation – taking the planning out of holidays, so your clients have more time to relax.For bookings and enquiries call Club Med on 1800 258 263 or for sales tools and resources to help you sell this offer, you can download flyers and Facebook tiles from the offer page on Club Med’s dedicated Travel Agent portal: www.clubmedta.com.auAbout Club MedClub Med provides amazing holiday experiences, made easy, in the world’s most beautiful destinations. With over 70 premium and luxury all-inclusive sun and snow resorts located in some of the most beautiful places on earth, Club Med resorts blend seamlessly with their environment, drawing inspiration from the local culture and nature to immerse guests in the destination.Since 1950, Club Med has been dedicated to providing guests with amazing new experiences that make for an unforgettable holiday – from the rejuvenating to the exhilarating, and everything in-between. Each resort offers a vast selection of opportunities to try something new, immerse in local culture, revive body and mind, and give back to the local community and environment.Club Med holidays are a truly hassle-free experience, with premium all-inclusive packages and a wide range of innovative services – giving guests more time to spend doing what they love.For more information, visit www.clubmed.com.au or follow Club Med at: * Instagram @clubmed * Facebook /ClubMedAustralia * Twitter @ClubMed_Au * Travel agent Facebook /ClubMedforTravelAgents Source = Club Medlast_img read more