Two Ohio State freshmen fencers prepare for Junior Olympics

A pair of freshmen Ohio State fencers have spent the last few weeks preparing for their first Junior Olympic competition, which could pave their way to the United States World Championship team.Oliver Shindler and Ally Micek will take part in the four-day competition set to be held Friday through Monday at the Cleveland Convention Center.Shindler said he and Micek have been competing this entire season to accumulate enough points to qualify for the Junior Olympics. The pair have been getting advice and encouragement from many of the older members of the team.Micek said three men and three women will be selected from the Junior Olympics to represent the United States, making this a huge opportunity to be recognized on the national and international level.This isn’t Shindler’s and Micek’s first time competing on such a grand stage, however. After meeting each other through fencing in high school, the two traveled internationally on the same team, competing and representing the U.S.“When I first started, I was just doing this for fun, but once I got into high school, I realized the opportunities,” Micek said. “Once you get into high school, it was like a dream for me to compete in college.”The pair are both epee fencers, meaning their event uses the largest and heaviest weapons of the three main events (the other two being foil and sabre). Points are scored by making contact with the point of the weapon on any spot of the opponent’s body.Shindler said many of the upperclassmen on the team have been in their position before when they were freshmen, so they are a great resource for the young guns to turn to when they have questions about preparing.“A lot of the top guys like (OSU sophomores) Marc-Antoine (Blais Belanger) and Lewis Weiss, they’ve just been helping me mentally prepare for all of the competitions this season, whether they be college or national,” Shindler said.The duo is getting help and advice from other teammates on the team in order to better prepare.“Same thing goes for the upperclassmen girls, we talk about it and they’ve all been in the same situation as we were, like, two years ago. They have really solid advice for us,” Micek said.Despite the grand implications, Shindler said he is looking to prepare for this weekend’s Junior Olympics event just like any other competition.“I prepare the same for every competition,” he said. read more

Universe boss pays courtesy call on Minister of State

Chris Gayle know fondly as the “Universe Boss” for his proclivity for sixes and State Minister Joseph Harmon sharing a light momentMinister of State, Joseph Harmon, on Monday received a courtesy call from West Indies Cricketer Christopher Gayle at his office at the Ministry of the Presidency.According to the Ministry of the Presidency, during the meeting, the two sides discussed West Indies cricket, how the game can be improved and how it can influence the lives of both the young and the old.Minister Harmon also used the opportunity to pledge the Government’s support to the sport as he further noted that the entire nation stands strongly behind the team.“Cricket is not just a game, it is a part of our culture; it’s a lifestyle. This loved game of cricket is such a huge part of not just the Guyanese culture but it’s a part of our Caribbean culture, it is one of the sports that unify our people. The Government of Guyana fully supports the team and its players,” he said.The Windies will face Bangladesh in their second ODI match on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 starting at 14:30h at the Guyana National Stadium, after being defeated by the Tigers in their first match on Sunday. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWICB boss pays courtesy call on State MinisterJune 1, 2016In “latest news”CPL donates bats, balls to promote cricket in GuyanaJuly 10, 2016In “Sports”Minister Harmon reaffirms Guyana’s support for CPLJuly 10, 2015In “Sports” read more

Green hypocrisy on steel support

first_imgAs the UK battles to save a major player in its steel industry, Tata Steel’s UK plants, Green activity in Australia underlines how illogical and ill-advised such people are. A statement from Greg Evans, Executive Director – Coal, Minerals Council of Australia, says “it is odd for the Greens to claim to support Australian steel for Australian infrastructure projects when they do not support the mining of Australian coal to produce that steel.“The Greens policy platform for Natural Resources: forests, mining and fisheries specifically states:The prohibition of both new coal mines and the expansion of existing mines.“Their Climate Change and Energy policy platform further states:No new coal-fired power stations or coal mines, and no expansions to any existing power stations or mines, plus the development of programs to assist coal-dependent communities to make the transition to other more sustainable sources of economic prosperity.“We trust the Greens are aware that coal is required to produce steel. Every tonne of steel produced requires 800 kg of coking coal.“The consequence of the Greens policy to shut down coal mining is that Australia would end up importing coking coal from overseas to produce Australian steel. This is another example of inconsistent Green policy that would harm Australia.”last_img read more

Arq making real progress in coal waste to oil

first_imgEntech company Arq has patented a new process for transforming coal waste into high-value, low cost fuels ready for today’s market. The company’s product, (Arq Fuels™) contains micro-fine hydrocarbons, predominantly less than 5 microns in size, an industry-first, presenting a unique method for converting coal into oil products.Previous methods for upgrading coal which relied on changing the chemical structure of coal hydrocarbons have proven to be economically unviable and environmentally damaging. The Arq Technology™ centres on mechanical processes that turn coal into micro particles and remove over 99% of the impurities.Arq Fuels™ are so pure and small that they can be blended directly into oil products, without the need for expensive liquefaction. As a result, the process is ultra-low cost and able to ‘stretch-the-barrel’ whilst simultaneously reducing prices for customers.Arq has been granted its first patent (9777235) for fuel oil compositions and processes. The company has several other patents pending.Arq Technology™ helps the environment. Arq Fuel™ can be produced from waste discarded during the coal mining and preparation processes. Arq estimates that over one billion tonnes of coal waste are created each year, equivalent to throwing away over five million barrels of oil per day. Arq is partnering with the world’s largest coal companies to clean up these environmental liabilities and capture the lost energy.Julian McIntyre, Founder and CEO of Arq, said:“Coal is the world’s most abundant, and lowest cost fuel, with more than 10 billion tonnes of waste lying discarded in the US alone. We estimate that the energy trapped in global slurry lakes is equivalent to 70% of Saudi Arabia’s oil reserves. That gives our cutting-edge technology an extensive, environmentally-beneficial and low-cost feedstock from which we are making these valuable fuels. With technology, we can open up a bright and alternative future for the coal mining industry”Arq has already raised over $175 million from industry investors and blue-chip funds. It was founded by entrepreneur and investor Julian McIntyre who created telecoms innovator Gateway Communications, later sold to Vodafone.Arq’s core team is built from industry leaders in technology, science, energy and finance. It includes Chairman, Richard Campbell-Breeden, formerly of Goldman Sachs, Dr Paul Snaith, who was Global Head of R&D Downstream at Shell, Michael Treanor who was CEO of Shell Coal, industry experts RW West and CK Lane who both have over 30 year’s experience in mining and heavy construction, and Dr Paul Groves who was a Managing Director of Petrofac.last_img read more

Doctor Who Underrated Villain of the Week Reaper

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership. You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all?Each week, I will dig into the depths of the Whoniverse to examine one rejected, misjudged, or altogether forgotten big bad. Chiroptophobics, look away.You don’t want to meet one of these in a dark alley (via BBC)REAPERFirst appearance: “Father’s Day” (2005)—season 1, episode 8Place of origin: Time VortexDoctor: NinthCompanion: Rose TylerDoctor Who established early in its rebirth the consequences of meddling with time.Consequences with glowing red eyes, huge flapping wings, sharp claws, a scythe-like tail, and a mouth on its chest.When the Doctor takes Rose back to the day her father died—Nov. 7, 1987—they witness the hit-and-run accident that killed 33-year-old Pete Tyler.But the young companion can’t bring herself to go to her dying dad’s side, and asks to “try again.” When the Doctor (surprisingly) obliges, the pair round the corner again to see their earlier versions standing at the curb.“It’s a very bad idea, two sets of us being here at the same time,” the Time Lord warns. “Just be careful they don’t see us.”Feeding time (via BBC)Despite the reboot’s dark, brooding exterior, Doctor Who remains a children’s program at heart. And with that comes these sort of obvious-yet-exciting plots: Character A tells Character B to not do something because of the repercussions. Character B does it anyway while Character A rolls their eyes. The balance of time is disrupted and gargoyle-esque aliens come to kill everyone, until Character C steps in to save the day.Temporal predators, the so-called Reapers (their name never uttered on screen) are sort of like the garbage men of the universe. They search for disturbances in time, then swoop in to remove the offending element, therefore returning the world to right.Or, as the Doctor put it: “They’re like bacteria, taking advantage” of a “wound in time.”Unless, of course, Pete sacrifices himself by jumping in front of the car that should have killed him, but didn’t, because Rose saved his life, causing this whole mess in the first place.Reapers thrive off of temporal paradoxes (via BBC)Holed up in a church—the old stone walls a stronghold against attacking Reapers—Rose bonds with her father, the man she never knew as a child, and will never know again as an adult.Which makes it even more heartbreaking when Pete figures out the only way to save the world is to surrender himself.“I’ve had all these extra hours. No one else in the world has ever had that,” he tells his daughter, before running out of the church and into the oncoming car.Goodbye, cruel world. And goodbye, Reapers. Stay on target ‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Mire’Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Zygon last_img read more

WWE Smackdown moving to Tuesday night with live broadcasts in July Variety

first_img I know, so was my response May 26, 2016 at 12:55 am Google+ Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Twitter I think Smackdown was the better show for much of it’s run during brand split. That doesn’t mean anything now, but I can only see it improve. I thought that too. They are going to introduce a second belt at some point, and it will be for wrestlers on the lower tier to feud over. Once Cena and Orton come back, I’m sure they will be back on Raw again doing the same things they have done for 10 years. So everyone on Raw now, will never be seen there again Videos Articles Al79 Now Playing Up Next All I’m asking is PLEASE don’t make two world titles again. In fact, no new titles whatsoever. Make the champions exempt from the draft and have the titles defended on both shows, with the only possible exception being the IC and US titles. Is WWE Losing Its Audience? WhatsApp I think he was being sarcastic… Super mario May 26, 2016 at 2:25 am Shayne Ritter Zach Steven Whitlow Fredrik Larsson Vince Move to Tuesday night hmmm also this seems to be an attempt to totally wipe TNA out of existence. very nasty Vince. May 25, 2016 at 1:08 pm Triple H For this split title needed are 2 tag team,IC title,World title,Wwe title,US title,Diva title back,womens title with cruise weight and hardcore title back means total of 8 single titles and 4 tag title(i.e. 2 world tag and 2 wwe tag). May 25, 2016 at 11:30 am fayaz Bryant So what does this mean for Sportsnet and Canada? Still Wednesday on Delay? May 27, 2016 at 8:51 am Rob Morris May 25, 2016 at 4:48 pm goddessroleplay May 25, 2016 at 10:17 am Cameron Huff Vince Mcmahon May 25, 2016 at 10:26 am This could also be something to address the injury plague to give the wrestlers a day off or two during the week. I think it would be cool to split the IC and US titles on different shows, but still have the WWE title be on both shows. If you have it, you got to do both shows to earn it. May 25, 2016 at 1:12 pm May 25, 2016 at 10:37 am May 25, 2016 at 11:54 pm Now Playing Up Next May 25, 2016 at 10:13 am Vinnie Mac has a low opinion of the cruiserweights because he just sees them as cannon fodder for the bigger wrestlers (and he also sees the cruiserweight division as a joke), so he’s not going to bring back the cruiserweight title. Sounds like they just want an outlet where they can put wrestlers who are sub par and not carrying their weight on Raw. Another belt will probably follow, yet again making a “Smackdown” World Champ that no one will deem as important as their “RAW” counterpart. I like that it will be live, but other than that, I can’t see making another brand extension. May 25, 2016 at 11:28 am Zach Steven Whitlow WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 May 25, 2016 at 1:16 pm fayaz Al79 WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX I have to completely agree. Cena’s work with the younger talent in his “open challenge” matches, put their names on the map indefinitely. He even stepped up his game. Itd be great to see Cena put over the newer talent and the new Smackdown May 26, 2016 at 4:57 pm May 26, 2016 at 5:39 am I’m not against any of that, just was saying that I have a bad feeling they are going to bring the “World” title back. It would be nice if Smackdown would become the NXT showcase, but that will never happen. justice I think this is a great move and could help cut down on the injuries. People only will need to work one show a week, and it will also help to establish characters and give a greater emphasis to the in ring product 30 COMMENTS May 25, 2016 at 10:33 pm tag title, cruiser weight, and wwe championship belt on smackdown I’m missing DB (Daniel Bryan) Now, he is the one who desperately needs smackdown to be in a spotlight. i think he will be back in some point. Bryan Holmquist May 25, 2016 at 4:03 pm Why not make the ic title the main title for raw and the us title the main title for smackdown and the world the tag and the womens be on both shows May 25, 2016 at 10:13 am Variety.com is featuring an exclusive article revealing that WWE Smackdown will be moving to Tuesday night on the USA Network with a live broadcast every week starting on July 19 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Eastern (7:00-9:00 p.m. CT). This will be the first time in the 17-year history of Smackdown on broadcast and cable television that the show will air live on a weekly basis.The move, which now creates five hours of live WWE programming each week on the USA Network, was touted by President of Entertainment Networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Chris McCumber describing a “huge appetite” among viewers for live programming going forward in 2016.WWE.com has also announced in conjunction with the move of Smackdown that there will be a split of the rosters with an impending superstar draft to once again have separate rosters for the RAW and Smackdown programs. This will be the first time that there will be separate rosters for RAW and Smackdown since 2011 when WWE quietly ended the brand extension that had been in place since 2002.Vince McMahon is quoted in the article discussing how the move will leverage the talent roster and continues the unpredictable nature of live television.“This move will undoubtedly build more excitement and deepen engagement with our fans around the world.”WWE.com also released an official announcement of the roster split and move to Tuesday night starting this July.WWE has posted video of Shane and Stephanie McMahon announcing the roster split and move of nights for Smackdown. Thats what I think they will do. IC and US might get unified which would leave you with 4 champions who can appear on both. This would make it essentially useless to have a Night of Champions pay per view but I think it would go well fayaz May 25, 2016 at 3:03 pm Enzo and Cass on Raw and The Vaudevillians on Smackdown (my perspective). Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Not fully grasping the brand split and roster situation, are you? oh no! how else am I going to see the events of raw over and over again in a 2 hour show that features nonstoryline essential matches?WHAT WILL I DO ?!?!?!?!? Roman Reigns is in Remission Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR if not cruiserweight then we can hopefully see some new belts will get introduced. Al79 FordOLoads May 25, 2016 at 11:10 am Vince Jeffery Adam Phillips May 26, 2016 at 3:37 pm May 26, 2016 at 5:22 am Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. May 26, 2016 at 6:30 am May 26, 2016 at 5:37 am May 26, 2016 at 2:31 am I knew the draft was coming as soon as they said Shane AND Steph are GMs NJ Louch May 26, 2016 at 3:14 am Jason Jimerson The_Northwesterner Pinterest Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter May 25, 2016 at 6:04 pm Wow this should be good but I hope they won’t split championships too and add new ones. Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions I think they should have Cena on Smackdown. Not as any kind of punishment or relief for the Raw audience, either, quite the contrary. If they’re serious about making Smackdown important again, then Cena HAS to be one of the big name guys that goes there. Cameron Huff May 25, 2016 at 4:37 pm KingRichard609 Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs WWE Losing Its Audience?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:29/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list I think the brand split is a bad idea. I never liked it when it started in 2002 either. It limits the amount of rivalries and storylines that can be done, as well as a feeling of isolation. I don’t mind the brand split as long as they make all their titles defendable on both brands and don’t try to make Smackdown seem like the superior brand even though Raw has been around longer,has more episodes,and is a hour longer than Smackdown. So does this mean their new game will be called WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2K17? With TNA airing the same night as Smackdown this could be the Teusday Night Wars. I hope they don’t split the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in two again because World Heavyweight Title paled in comparison to the WWE Title and when they unified both titles as it gave us classic fans a sense of nostalgia. …I wonder if this new came faster then WWE were expecting. I would think thos would be an announcement for Raw not a video blog.Also with the MASSIVE influx of new talent this will allow them to make storyline for more of the roster. If anything TNA will move time slots again. Their 0.08 ratings will drop further. Facebook Jeffery Adam Phillips Ugh! Not this again… NJ Louch Andrew Renaldo Rusty Shackleford May 25, 2016 at 11:05 pmlast_img read more

Will Brikama Beat Soldiers to Win League Title

first_imgBy Sulayman BahSunday will decide who become kings of Gambia’s Semlex-sponsored Premier League as favourites Brikama United face Armed Forces.The stadium, a neutral venue to both teams will host the must-watch encounter. Brikama top the table standings leading second-placed Real de Banjul by a point. The West Coast Region outfit have their fate in their hands as they eye ending a seven-year title wait for the domestic league.The tie takes place at 4:30pm.In other fixtures beginning today, Gambia Ports Authority FC face Banjul United in Banjul while PSV Wellingara battles Wallidan in a final fight to save face having been already relegated.Fortune FC squares BK Milan on Saturday while Gamtel rub shoulders with Tallinding United who are fighting to beat the drop as Hawks face off Samger in Banjul.Real de Banjul lock horns with Marimoo in Brikama as the other match on Sunday.last_img read more

Arsenal boss Unai Emery eyes Vazquez

first_imgArsenal are looking to sign Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez, Daily Star claims.Unai Emery has made the Spaniard one of his leading transfer targets, according to OKDIARIO, and offered to triple the Spain international’s current terms to move to the Emirates.Arsenal are reinforcing the squad left by Arsene Wenger for Emery and have been busy in the transfer market. Juventus right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner and Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno have already arrived. Deals are also ongoing for Borussia Dortmund center-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira.But signing Vazquez from the Champions League winners would be a huge statement by the club. Arsenal target Lucas Torreira “has left” Sampdoria, according to the Italian club’s sporting director Carlo Osti.Torreira is set to be confirmed as the third signing of the Emery era at the Emirates after the two clubs agreed a £26.4m (€30m) fee.Osti told Sky Italia: “Tomorrow we will have our first meeting with [manager Marco] Giampaolo.“This is when our transfer window starts. An excellent player like Torreira has left us but we will replace him.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“The squad will be competitive as always.”Arsenal and Germany star Mesut Ozil is still world class, according to Marco Reus.“We are one team, on and off the pitch, no matter what they say,” he said.“It just shows that Mesut, despite not playing, is with the team, and is there for us.“He’s just an extremely important player for us.“He’s one of the best players in the world, and I am more than convinced we’ll see him in this tournament again.”last_img read more

Police seek help finding missing Vancouver girl

first_imgJulianna Vara The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a 12-year-old girl who ran away from home Friday.A VPD bulletin said Julianna Vara left the 1400 block of Northeast 86th Avenue in Vancouver wearing a short sleeved black T-shirt, blue jeans and black Keds shoes. She was carrying a black leather bag with her when she left. Julianna is described as Hispanic, about 5 feet tall and weighing approximately 140 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair with blond tips. She also has a pierced lower lip.Julianna is believed to be with unknown friends. The VPD asked that anyone with information on her whereabouts to call 911.last_img

Aladdin review Guy Ritchies liveaction Disney remake dazzles surprises

first_img Tags Originally published May 22.  Movie reviews Disney Now playing: Watch this: There’s plenty of great choreography on display in the movie’s colorful action and dance scenes, framed by Jordan’s shining deserts, shimmering streets and splendid costuming. Ritche’s signature visual trickery generally serves the movie’s heightened Disney reality too, aside from the occasional use of a strobing effect that speeds things up and feels a little unnatural.A huge portion of the internet would wish away Disney’s live-action remakes of its beloved classics, but you shouldn’t waste one of your three wishes on such nonsense. Despite a weak villain and some questionable Genie CGI, Aladdin is an entertaining, rich magic carpet ride for fans old and new. 2019 movies to geek out over 77 Photos 0center_img Post a comment 1:00 TV and Movies Disney’s Aladdin trailer reveals Will Smith’s blue Genie The 1992 version of Aladdin is among Disney’s most beloved animated movies, so it’d be easy to dismiss Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake as utterly redundant.Luckily, Ritchie goes far beyond a straight copy and paste, opting to update the classic — based on a story from an Arabian folktale One Thousand and One Nights — with fancy CGI visuals, some very modern sensibilities and more depth added to the characters. The movie is in theaters worldwide now. The basic thrust of the story is pretty much as you remember it. Orphaned street urchin Aladdin (Mena Massoud) falls for Princess Jasmine of Agrabah (Naomi Scott) after a chance encounter and finds a magic lamp containing a wise-cracking, wish-granting Genie.Princess Jasmine (right) and her handmaiden/best bud Dalia (left) elevate this live-action remake of Aladdin. Daniel Smith/Disney This version, however, gives Jasmine a much bigger role, making her the emotional heart of the story as she struggles in Agrabah’s male-dominated hierarchy. It’s a surprising turn that infuses the update with renewed relevance, aided by the addition of handmaiden Dalia (Nasim Pedrad). This delightfully glib new character gets some of the movie’s biggest laughs and a pretty heartwarming story of her own.We still spend most of the movie with Aladdin, a happy-go-lucky character without much depth — Massoud’s acting has a showy Broadway quality to it, but he can belt out the tunes and leap around stealing only what he can’t afford as well as his animated counterpart.Of course, the charismatic Genie is the reason we’re seeing this movie, and it’s impossible not to compare Will Smith’s version with the late Robin Williams’ incredible 1992 portrayal. Smith is at his best when he puts his own energetic magic in Genie’s corner, but he doesn’t exude the same warmth as Williams did, and his magical shtick can be a bit of a sensory overload in live action. nullGenie is pretty unsettled in blue. Courtesy of Disney Genie still gets two of the movie’s most fun songs; Friend Like Me and Prince Ali are amazing, noisy displays of pageantry. And a surprising romantic subplot proves rewarding as it explores a fresh aspect of his character. Unfortunately, his blue CGI look is a bit unsettling — get ready to breathe a sigh of relief whenever Smith adopts his natural skin tone to blend in.Unfortunately, Marwan Kenzari’s villainous vizier, Jafar, feels pretty flat and underwritten despite an attempt to reframe him as Aladdin gone down a dark path. He gets some cool outfits and creates some spectacular visuals toward the end, but it’s too little, too late. His parrot pal, Iago, is much more realistic than Gilbert Gottfried’s shrill portrayal in the original. Alan Tudyk opts for a subtle approach, giving the character a sinister edge and managing to display more personality than Jafar through squawked repetition of other characters’ lines — it’s astounding a CGI parrot is more memorable than the movie’s big bad.nullJafar isn’t a terribly exciting villain, but his serpentine staff is cool. Daniel Smith/Disney Each character’s choices feel more organic and logical than they did in the animated movie — it’s clear screenwriters Ritchie and John August reverse-engineered their motivations and developed them.Jasmine’s expanded role is a complete success, to the point the movie feels shallow when she’s not the focus. She adds a strong message about equality that’s underscored by Speechless, a new song that fits seamlessly with the classic setlist. Scott and Massoud’s vocals carry the updated version of Whole New World as well, though the latter’s rendition of One Jump Ahead loses some of the original’s energy. Share your voicelast_img read more

Trump slams Russia leaks

first_imgTrump called it more evidence of a political witch hunt to delegitimize his November victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, with nine days to go before the 70-year-old billionaire takes office.“Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA – NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!” he said on Twitter.“Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to ‘leak’ into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?”Trump called the situation “a sorry state.”“I win an election easily, a great ‘movement’ is verified, and crooked opponents try to belittle our victory with FAKE NEWS,” he said.His early morning tweets came ahead of an 11:00 am (1600 GMT) news conference at Trump Tower, his first in nearly six months.Even before the allegations surfaced widely in US media on Tuesday, reporters had been expected to grill Trump over his ties to Russia after the US intelligence community concluded Moscow interfered in the November election in a bid to tip the race in Trump’s favor.The dossier Without corroborating its contents, BuzzFeed published a 35-page dossier of memos on which the synopsis presented to Trump is based.The memos, which had been circulating in Washington for months, describe sex videos involving prostitutes filmed during a 2013 visit by Trump to a luxury Moscow hotel, supposedly as a potential means for blackmail.They also suggest Russian officials proposed lucrative deals in order to win influence over the real estate magnate.Trump was reportedly informed of the existence of the dossier-and its salacious details-last Friday when he received a briefing from US intelligence chiefs on alleged Russian interference in the presidential election.The classified two-page synopsis reportedly included allegations that there was a regular flow of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and Russian government intermediaries, which a Trump aide denied.“The Kremlin does not have compromising information on Trump,” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov telling journalists.The Kremlin spokesman called the dossier a “total fake” and “an obvious attempt to harm our bilateral relations.”No more rule book No other US president-elect in modern times has waited so long to go formally before the media, considered important to shore up public accountability, yet Trump has reveled in ripping up the rule book.The New York billionaire, never previously elected to office, has preferred to make off-the-cuff statements, punch out incendiary tweets and call out anyone who dares cross him-from Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep to an Indiana union leader.While he has conducted one-on-one interviews with select media and taken questions from reporters in informal settings, his performance at the press conference will be scrutinized, as polls show his already bleak approval ratings deteriorate further as the clock ticks down to inauguration day on January 20.Washington’s feud with Russia will be scrutinized even further at the Senate confirmation hearing-also on Wednesday-of former ExxonMobil boss Rex Tillerson as Trump’s pick for secretary of state.Although the Texan embodies Trump’s ideal of a globetrotting deal-maker, he has come under suspicion from the president-elect’s opponents for close ties to Putin. US President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a press conference at Trump Tower in New York. Photo: AFPUS President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday furiously denied explosive claims that Russian intelligence has gathered compromising personal and professional information on him, hours before he faces the media for the first time since his election win.Intelligence chiefs last week presented America’s incoming 45th president, as well as current President Barack Obama, with a two-page synopsis on the potentially embarrassing but unsubstantiated allegations, according to CNN and The New York Times, who cited multiple unnamed US officials with knowledge of the meeting.The Kremlin has dismissed the dossier-drawn up by a former British intelligence agent hired to do “opposition research” on Trump during the presidential campaign and published by US media outlet BuzzFeed-as a “total fake” aimed at damaging bilateral ties.last_img read more

Journalists to take position in favour of people justice

first_imgSerajul IslamDhaka University emeritus professor Serajul Islam Choudhury on Wednesday said journalists must take position in favour of the country’s people, reports UNB.”Journalists must take a stand while filing a report and at the same time, it’s important to maintain the objectivity,” he said while addressing a discussion at the RC Majumdar Auditorium of Lecture Theatre building on the campus.He mentions there is no term like ‘impartiality or neutrality’ in journalism.Serajul Islam Choudhury said it is the duty of a journalist to take position in favour of the people and justice. “But journalists of our country can’t do that very often as they’re directed by the owners.””We don’t need such kind of impartial or neutral journalism, we need objective journalism,” he added.Expressing concern over the delay in arranging election to Dhaka University Central Student’s Union (DUCSU), professor Serajul Islam said, “It’s a matter of great sorrow that the university authorities failed to hold the DUCSU election for the past 29 years which is shrinking the cultural and other space of the university day by day.”Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Foundation organised the discussion titled ‘The Interplay of Politics and Journalism: 1945-50” as part of their new lecture series where Sakhawat Ali Khan, honourary professor of Mass Communication and Journalism department, was also present.last_img read more

2017 Holiday Season Celebration

first_imgOn Dec. 17, the Friendship Baptist Church, 900 Delaware Avenue, SW, is scheduled to hold their 2017 Holiday Season Celebration at 5 p.m. There will be choreographed presentation of dance, music and drama that is slated to feature nationally renowned and local artists. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 202-488-7417.last_img

BTS World Mobile Game From KPop Group Rockets to No 1 Spot

first_imgBTS, the biggest K-pop group in the world, now has the biggest app in the world.“BTS World,” a mobile simulation game that lets fans virtually become the South Korean pop stars’ manager, quickly rose to the top of Apple’s App Store charts in multiple countries just hours after its release on Wednesday, June 26.The free-to-play “BTS World” game launched on iOS and Google Play on June 26 in the early morning U.S. time (around 2 a.m. PT) and 6 p.m. Korean Standard Time. As of 7 a.m. PT, the game already ranked No. 1 for iPhone downloads in the U.S. overall and among games apps, according to research firm App Annie.In less than 24 hours, “BTS World” hit the top of Apple’s App Store charts in 25 countries, including South Korea, Japan, and all Southeast Asian markets, according to Sensor Tower App Intelligence data. It’s currently ranked among the top five apps in an additional 36 countries. In China, “BTS World” ranks No. 50 overall but is the country’s No. 8 iPhone game by downloads, per Sensor Tower. BTS World’s debut at No. 1 for U.S. iPhone downloads outpaced last week’s release of “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” from Niantic, which took 15 hours to reach Apple’s App Store top spot, Sensor Tower said.“BTS World,” developed by Korean gaming company Netmarble in collaboration with the K-pop group, takes players back before the band’s debut to pursue the role of BTS’s manager, with the ultimate goal of fostering the septet on their way to superstardom. Netmarble released the game on Apple’s App Store and Google Play in 176 countries worldwide. BTS’ ‘Bring the Soul’ Breaks Event Cinema Records, Selling 2.55 Million Tickets Related The game includes 10,000 exclusive new photos and 100 video clips, and players will be able to interact virtually with BTS as a manager in the game through various one-on-one interactive content.In addition to the main “BTS World” story, the game features individual stories where each BTS member appears as the main character. The seven-member group — comprising members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook — was formed by Big Hit Entertainment in 2013.Netmarble also announced that a brand-new title song from the “BTS World” original soundtrack, “Heartbeat (BTS World OST),” is available exclusively on the introduction and main lobby within the game for the first 48 hours until the full “BTS World OST” album comes out on June 28. The album will include each member’s theme songs within the game, and three unit songs — “Dream Glow (BTS World OST Part.1),” “A Brand New Day (BTS World OST Part.2),” and “All Night (BTS World OST Part.3)” — which were previously revealed earlier this month leading up to the game’s launch.Meanwhile, BTS announced Tuesday that their latest feature film, “Bring the Soul: The Movie,” will be released worldwide on Aug. 7, focusing on the band’s final days of their “Love Yourself” tour in Europe.center_img From BTS to Blackpink, K-Pop Is Having a Major Moment in the U.S. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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first_img News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Artificial Intelligence | February 15, 2019 Amazon Comprehend Medical Brings Medical Language Processing to Healthcare Amazon recently announced Amazon Comprehend Medical, a new HIPAA-eligible machine learning service that allows… read more Pseudocolor accentuated CT scan image of a liver tumor. Image courtesy of Lucence Diagnostics. News | Cardiac Imaging | February 11, 2019 New Appropriate Use Criteria Outlined for Multimodality Imaging of Nonvalvular Heart Disease The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with nine other cardiology professional societies, recently published a… read more read more News | July 26, 2010 Medicare Tests Medical Imaging Decision Support Systems July 26, 2010 – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is soliciting proposals for participation in the Medicare Imaging Demonstration (MID). The MID was authorized by section 135(b) of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 and will test whether the use of decision support systems (DSSs) can improve quality of care and reduce unnecessary radiation exposure and utilization by promoting appropriate ordering of advanced imaging services.The two-year demonstration will assess the impact that DSSs used by physician practices have on the appropriateness and utilization of advanced medical imaging services ordered for the Medicare fee-for-service population. A DSS provides immediate feedback based on current medical specialty guidelines to the physician on the appropriateness of the test ordered for the patient. In addition, the demonstration will focus on magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and nuclear medicine advanced imaging diagnostic services.All current Medicare coverage and payment policies are unaffected under this demonstration. Prior authorization processes, which can be used to deny coverage for tests, are not part of the demonstration. CMS will use “conveners” to reach eligible physicians interested in participating in the demonstration. Conveners will be responsible for recruiting physician practices, deploying a DSS that incorporates medical specialty society guidelines for the selected procedures, ensuring the DSS remains current with those guidelines, collecting and transmitting data, and distributing payments to practices for reporting data. Conveners and physician practices will be paid for reporting complete data necessary to determine the appropriateness of the test.A wide variety of interested parties may be eligible to apply as conveners or in collaboration with other organizations to perform the responsibilities specified in the demonstration. Examples of conveners include, but are not limited to, physician groups, integrated health care delivery systems, independent practice associations, radiology benefit managers, health plans, information technology vendors, medical specialty societies, and collaborations among the above parties.CMS is particularly interested in proposals from conveners that involve a diverse mix of physician practice sizes and types, medical specialties, and geographic areas. It will consider the characteristics of the physician practices and the ability of the convener to perform the functions identified in the solicitation when selecting demonstration areas. Award is contingent on the acceptance of CMS demonstration terms and conditions prior to the start of the demonstration.Eleven advanced imaging procedures — SPECT (single positron emission computed tomography, myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) lumbar spine, CT (computed tomography) lumbar spine, MRI brain, CT brain, CT sinus, CT thorax, CT abdomen, CT pelvis, MRI knee, and MRI shoulder —will be included in the demonstration. The 11 tests were selected based on high expenditures and utilization in the Medicare fee-for-service population and the availability of relevant medical specialty appropriateness guidelines. The law requires that the appropriateness criteria used in the demonstration be based on those developed or endorsed by medical specialty societies. CMS worked with medical specialty societies and other stakeholders, including the AQA Alliance, to solicit their input and information on available appropriateness criteria.Applications are due to CMS by Sept. 21, 2010.For more information: www.cms.gov/DemoProjectsEvalRpts/MD/itemdetail.asp?itemID=CMS1222075 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2019 Johns Hopkins Named Qualified Provider-led Entity to Develop Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins University School… read more center_img Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | Artificial Intelligence | February 13, 2019 Siemens Healthineers Demonstrates Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare Digitalization at HIMSS19 February 13, 2019 — At the 2019 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) global conference and e read more News | Oncology Diagnostics | March 12, 2019 Lucence Diagnostics to Develop AI Tools for Liver Cancer Treatment Genomic medicine company Lucence Diagnostics announced a new project to develop artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | June 12, 2019 Three Palm Software Releases WorkstationOne Version 1.8.8 Three Palm Software announced the release of the 1.8.8 version of its breast imaging workstation, WorkstationOne. 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September 06 2018

first_imgSeptember 06 , 2018 Vikki enters Eco Farms with 7 years of experience in agriculture. She entered the industry through the PMA’s FIT program (Produce Marketing Association, Foundation for Industry Talent). She has worked at prominent companies including Four Seasons Produce, Inc. and Devine Organics. She holds a bachelor’s in Bachelors of Science in agriculture business, graduating cum laude from California State University, Fresno. Her concentration was in sales, marketing and international relations. As a sales and marketing associate as well, Vikki will be responsible for customer acquisition, account management, distribution, developing customer relationships.Andy Hamilton, the CEO of Eco Farms added: “We’re extremely excited to have Emily and Vikki join us at Eco Farms. Vikki brings a lot of energy and ag industry expertise in particular. Emily brings some tremendous potential and marketing prowess to our sales and marketing department. Adding their exceptional talent and enthusiasm will be instrumental in our latest strategic growth plans.”Eco Farms’ mission is to provide dependable, year-round avocados and organic citrus of the highest quality. Equally important, they aim to develop and grow their strong relationships with growers, partners, and customers. Find out more at http://www.ecofarmsusa.com/. PRESS RELEASEEco Farms, a California-based importer, shipper and grower of citrus and avocados welcomes Emily Noble and Vikki Almond to their Marketing team. Eco Farms is bringing them on board as part of their newest strategic growth plan. These new hires come a time of unprecedented expansion in the demand of avocados; in just the past 4 years, avocados have grown over 205% in retail sales[1]. Total sales for 2017 amounted to approximately $2.28 billion.Emily is a recent graduate of the UC Riverside School of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.  She has worked at a variety of well-known companies including Amazon, AmeriCorps and TechniCali. As a new sales and marketing associate, she will be responsible for developing new digital and social media campaigns; promotions; advertising; public relations; growing the Eco Farms brand; and developing sales accounts with the Eco Farms sales team.center_img You might also be interested inlast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   It’s hard to believe it’s been over six years since the Arizona Cardinals made their one and only Super Bowl appearance.Things change quickly in the NFL — especially when it comes to rosters.This week’s Trivia Tuesday puzzle challenges you to name the 45 men who suited up in Cardinal Red that day in early 2009 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.Hint: Only two players from the Super Bowl roster are still with the team. (The roster comes directly from the official NFL Gamebook from Super Bowl XLIII.)Good luck!center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterClick the cover to view brochureScenic has debuted its new Egypt and Jordan 2019/2020 brochure with a new itinerary that takes guests to the ancient greatest wonders on Earth: the 14-day Egypt in-depth tour and cruise.From the majesty of the Great Pyramids of Giza to sailing on the Nile aboard the luxurious Sanctuary Sun Boat III, and from a Scenic Special Stay in the ancient city of Luxor to a two-night stay on the Red Sea, this itinerary offers a truly unique way of discovering the otherworldly beauty of the lands of the pharaohs.Unique to Scenic is the inclusion of all three palace hotels: Marriott Mena House, Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor and Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan. These are properties of outstanding quality and character with pinch-yourself-views of the pyramids from the hotel veranda at the Mena House Hotel in Giza and sweeping views of the Nile from the Old Cataract Aswan.Scenic also includes a visit to Abu Simbel, which dates back to the 13th century BC and is one of Egypt’s most magnificent museums, as part of its regular itinerary. Abu Simbel is made up of two massive rock temples originally carved out of the mountainside. They serve as a lasting monument to the king and his queen Nefertari. The complex was relocated in its entirety in 1968, following the creation of Lake Nasser, when the entire site was carefully cut into large blocks and dismantled, lifted and reassembled in one of the greatest challenges of archaeological engineering in history.Image credit: Brian de BruyneThe Nile cruise on Sanctuary Sun Boat III caters for just 34 guests. This recently refurbished Nile cruiser evokes the heyday of Egypt’s past with its exquisite spaces, fine dining options and Sun Deck with swimming pool.New to the market is Scenic’s inclusion of a stay on the Red Sea in luxury at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay on the shores of the Red Sea. Guests can relax and enjoy a day of leisure poolside or beachside, and enjoy Scenic Sundowners as the sun sets and spills an ocean of colour across the dramatic desert and seascapes.Image credit: Brian de BruyneScenic early-bird deals are available for bookings made by 15 December 2018. Options include:Free economy flights on any journey of 20 days or longer – a saving of up to $4,560 per couplePartner Fly Free on any journey less than 14 days – saving of up to $2,145 per coupleFly Business Class from only $5,495 per person on journeys of 20 days or longerSolo travellers save up to $1,000 off the single supplement on selected categories of the Nile CruiseBook by 15 December 2018 to receive the best offers for departures in 2019.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

September 24 2018This past weekend we had the pl

first_imgSeptember 24, 2018This past weekend, we had the pleasure of hosting Quintron and MissPussycat. They have been making genre-defying noise and hard rocking dance music in New Orleans for over fifteen years, and this weekend they preformed in our Vaults.The majority of their 14 full-length albums have the psychedelic soul of traditional New Orleans party music filtered through a tough distorted Hammond B-3 and a cache of self-made electronic instruments.As an intermission for the music, Miss Pussycat hosted a highly amusing technicolor puppet show with the help of Quintron.And to close out the night Quintron played solo.All in all, it was a performance that really got the crowd going, and it left people wanting more. If you wanted to find out anymore, about Quintron and/or Miss Pussycat you can feel free to check them out via the link QuintronAndMisspussycat.We can only hope that you are here next time they perform at Arcosanti, because it will likely be, another magical night. And as always, thank you for checking up on us!(Photos by Sue Kirsch/Jesse F. and text by Jesse F.)last_img read more

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