Crews fight fire with fire to keep blaze from northern Alberta town

first_imgHIGH LEVEL, Alta. — A fire-threatened town in northern Alberta says a successful controlled burn has been carried out to help keep a raging nearby wildfire at bay.A statement on High Level’s website says the burn — to eliminate fuel the blaze could feed on — was done Wednesday afternoon south and west of the community as part of efforts to contain the out-of-control Chuckegg Creek fire.It says more of these operations will be done when conditions allow.The wildfire now covers some 920 square kilometres and remains about three kilometres southwest of the town.It continues to keep approximately 5,000 residents of High Level and region out of their homes following an evacuation order issued over the long weekend.Provincial fire authorities say rising temperatures, a gusting wind and no significant rain have pushed the wildfire danger around High Level into the extreme range.High Level Mayor Crystal McAteer told a news conference Wednesday that firefighting is going well, but everyone is at the mercy of the weather.“I want to stress the importance to everyone, especially evacuees, that the danger has not passed nor has it diminished,” McAteer said. “We know based on recent experiences of Slave Lake and of Fort McMurray that wildfires are highly unpredictable and can change at any moment.“I am pleading with everyone to be patient and that the evacuation of High Level will continue into the foreseeable future.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Forbes names Beyonce musics highestearning woman

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Forbes has crowned Beyonce as the highest paid woman in music.Forbes magazine says the singer earned $105 million over a yearlong period stretching from June 2016 to June of this year. Beyonce’s earnings were boosted by her “Formation” world tour last year, which Forbes says grossed $250 million.Runner-up Adele also enjoyed a successful year on the road. Her tour helped contribute to $69 million in earnings.Taylor Swift, Celine Dion and Jennifer Lopez complete the top five highest female earners in the business.Dolly Parton is a surprising sixth. Forbes says the 71-year-old brought in $37 million with the help of 63 shows during the yearlong period.last_img

Randhawa Rashid Chiragh to take part in PGTI Cship

first_imgPanchkula: Ace Indian golfers like Jyoti Randhawa, Rashid Khan, Chiragh Kumar will feature in the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship beginning here on Tuesday. The tournament, which will be staged at the Panchkula Golf Club, is the eighth event of the TATA Steel PGTI’s 2019 season and carries a prize purse of Rs 30 lakh. Other golfers taking part in the tournament, which marks the return of the TATA Steel PGTI to the Panchkula Golf Club after a gap of four years, include Honey Baisoya, Udayan Mane and Kshitij Naveed Kaul. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuRandhawa will be playing his first ever event at the Panchkula Golf Club. Prominent foreign names in the field include defending champion N Thangaraja of Sri Lanka, who won the last PGTI event at the venue staged in February 2015, as well as three other compatriots Anura Rohana, Mithun Perera and K Prabagaran along with Bangladesh’s Md Zamal Hossain Mollah and Australia’s Kunal Bhasin. The Tricity will be represented by professionals Karandeep Kochhar, Akshay Sharma, Harendra Gupta, Abhijit Singh Chadha, Angad Cheema, Aadil Bedi, Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, Harmeet Kahlon, Amritinder Singh, Ranjit Singh and Gurbaaz Mann.last_img read more

UN officials pay tribute to memory of late Nigerian diplomat Joseph Garba

In a tribute to the memory of Joseph Garba, the late distinguished Nigerian diplomat who once served as President of the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said that the world had come closer to the vision of the late Ambassador. “Africa and the world are no longer held captive by a power struggle not of their own making. South Africa’s multi-racial, multi party democracy has become an inspiration to the world. And the United Nations functions with greater freedom and flexibility than ever before,” Mr. Annan said at a memorial service held in New York to honour the memory of the Nigerian Ambassador, who died in Abuja on 1 June at the age of 58.When Joseph Garba was President of the General Assembly in 1989, “the cold war was still in its final throes, Nelson Mandela was still in prison and apartheid had yet to be dismantled,” the Secretary-General said.He added that Mr. Garba drew from his years of experience as a leading figure in the international movement for majority rule in South Africa and the chairman of the UN Committee against Apartheid to face the challenges of that time, leading the General Assembly “with aplomb and authority.”Recalling the pre-majority rule South Africa, the country’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Dumisani Kumalo, said Mr. Garba effectively used the world body as a potent weapon for fighting against apartheid. “When the United Nations finally declared apartheid as a crime against humanity, its proponent realized that they had met their match in Joseph Garba,” Mr. Kumalo said.The President of the Security Council, Ambassador Martin Belinga-Eboutou of Cameroon, said the late Nigerian diplomat had devoted his skill energy to forging peaceful relations among nations. He added that Mr. Garba’s skills would have been very useful at this time to resolve the border disputes between Nigeria and Cameroon.For his part, the current President of the General Assembly, Jan Kavan of the Czech Republic, said Mr. Garba would perhaps be best remembered “for his untiring and relentless efforts to champion the cause of South Africa against apartheid.” Mr. Kavan also recalled that the Assembly had adopted the Convention on Rights of the Child while the Nigerian Ambassador served as President. read more

UN chairs organizational meeting of technical committees for Cyprus

The meeting in Cyprus charted the future work of the so-called technical committees, which will undertake their discussions in parallel with the political negotiations and without prejudice to their outcome, a UN spokesperson said in New York.The members of the committees plan to meet again on 7 January 2003, according to the spokesperson.

Lack of research and spread of pests threaten global date production –

“Pests and diseases spread increasingly with the expansion of trade and travel in the globalizing world system,” observed Peter Kenmore of the Rome-based FAO Plant Protection Service. Over the last decade, productivity has declined in the traditional growing areas. As much as 30 per cent of production can potentially be lost as a result of disease and pests. In the Middle East, the Red Palm Weevil has recently become one of the major date palm pests, while “bayoud” disease, which is caused by a parasitic fungus, is a common threat to date palms in North Africa. FAO recently launched a Global Date Palm Network to promote research and exchange of information on production, resources and on the ecological and social benefits of the fruit trees. Dates are an extremely important subsistence crop in most of the desert regions and also form a vital part of the culture and agrobiodiversity in the region. The Global Date Palm Network includes such countries as Algeria, Bahrain, Chile, Egypt, India, Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Namibia, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates. read more

Former Saint Lucia PM says no confidence motions a wake up

Stephenson King (St Lucia Times image)St Lucia Times– Former Saint Lucia Prime Minister, Stephenson King, has asserted that motions of no confidence constitute a wake up call for governments.King spoke against the backdrop of the shock vote in Guyana by Charrandas Persaud in support of a no confidence vote against the coalition administration of which he was part.“Such situations are always wake up calls because what it says is that leaders cannot believe that they can lead in a kind of way, what we call a sort of totalitarian manner,” the former Saint Lucia leader told St Lucia Times.“You cannot lead by just simply taking a course without consultation – without discussion or even just merely taking decisions and not at least considering the views of the general public,” King explained.“So it is always a wake up call for all governments when motions of no confidence are posed and the reasons for presenting the motion of no confidence,” he said in an interview with St Lucia Times.According to King, it is the the right and the duty of every MP at any given time, whether in government or opposition, to stand his or her ground based on conscience.He expressed the view that in the case of Guyana,  Charrandas Persaud, after much consideration,  felt he could no longer continue to support the government because it was against his conscience.The Castries North MP said:“That is something we all at some stage will be called upon to do because the democracies that we are involved in work on what we call – particularly the executive, the cabinet, works on what you call collective responsibility; so even if in cabinet you may have the dissenting voice on any issue and you don’t support a particular issue.”“Once that decision is taken by cabinet you are part of cabinet and so it is what you call ‘ collective responsibility’. You really and truly should not, on principle, go out and denounce the decision taken,” King told St Lucia Times.“The moment you denounce the decision taken then it means that you have prepared yourself to step out and I think the gentleman (Charrandas Persaud) certainly, after much thought, much consideration and his conscience, decided that he could no longer continue to give support to his government and therefore supported the motion of no confidence and it is his right.”In regard to the announcement by the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) of plans to have a no confidence motion in parliament against Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, King noted that one would have to argue on the merits and demerits of what is presented and how the motion affects the ability of the government to deliver on its promises.“I believe that this is one which, unlike Guyana, may not necessarily mean that a successful passage of a vote of no confidence against the prime minister means the fall of the government because you have not encapsulated the entire government into the process. So it is slightly different; but it is one which again allows MPs  to speak out and air their views and stand out where necessary,” the former PM declared.King observed that in Guyana, there was a one seat majority in the national assembly which made the successful no confidence vote ‘easy to happen’.“One man stands his ground and votes in favour of the no confidence motion and brings down the government,” he stated.But King noted that in many other countries the governments normally have a clear majority and not a one seat advantage.“In the case Barbados one anticipates that there may never be a motion of no confidence or even in Grenada. But again I say the relevance of motion is to indicate the independence of MPs, even if MPs contest an election under one symbol, that MP is a single entity and can at any time stand his ground of independence,” the former PM asserted. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSt Lucia General Elections: Anthony out, Chastanet inJune 7, 2016In “latest news”34 votes for majority argument “absolute rubbish”- former AFC executiveDecember 30, 2018In “latest news”“No confidence” motion against King disallowed by MayorMarch 12, 2018In “latest news” read more

Darren Criss Cast as Music Meister in CW DC Musical Crossover

first_imgStay on target Actor and singer Darren Criss is joining the CW Arrowverse, spearheading the much-anticipated musical crossover event as the only villain that you can consider for such a time: Music Meister.The Music Meister is probably best known for an episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, where he was voiced by Neil Patrick Harris. The villain uses his musical talents to hypnotize members of the Justice League to do his bidding, while also leading people around the world in song and dance numbers.Here’s hoping that they get Criss into the outfit too.The CW Arrowverse was ready to turn itself into a mini Glee reunion when it announced it was going to do a musical episode, but Criss’s casting has only added to that. He played Blaine on the FOX show for five seasons. During his time with a rival glee group, he was involved in a one-sided and intense crush with Sebastian, played by Grant Gustin (who plays Barry Allen on The Flash).Gustin has been talking about getting Criss on the flash since 2015.“I’m like, ‘Dude, we gotta get you on this show, we gotta get you in on this thing.’ I don’t know in what capacity, but he’s got to,” Gustin said.Melissa Benoist, who plays Kara Danvers on Supergirl was also on Glee for two seasons.“With our Flash and our Supergirl being Glee alums, how could we not have them go up against another Glee favorite like Darren Criss?” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told TVLine. “We have been blown away by his talent over the years, and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the Music Meister.”The Arrowverse is filled with a number of singers and Broadway vets, including Jesse L. Martin (Joe West), Victor Garber (Martin Stein), John Barrowman (Malcolm Merlyn), Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon), and Jeremy Jordan (Winn Schott). All will be making an appearance in the musical crossover.Supergirl‘s David Harewood (J’onn J’onzz) and Chris Wood (Mon-El) will also be making appearances but in non-singing roles.The crossover will begin on Monday, March 20 at the end of that night’s Supergirl episode and spill into Tuesday’s Flash, titled “Duet.”If you can’t wait (I know I can’t. I know the creators of the shows can’t wait either because they’ve been making them sing every chance they got), I’ve included some videos of the cast belting out some tunes.Grant GustinMelissa BenoistJesse L. MartinCarlos ValdesVictor GarberJohn BarrowmanJeremy Jordan DC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC NewsBrendan Frasier Joins Doom Patrol, Superman Returns, & More DC News last_img read more

Explore More With Google Street View for iOS

first_img 50 Attorneys General Launch Bipartisan Probe Into GoogleYouTube Fined $170M For Alleged Child Privacy Law Violation Choosing the right vacation destination can be stressful: You’ve got to buy the travel books, do the research, and find somewhere everyone likes.Google hopes to make that process easier with its revamped Google Earth—complete with interactive stories.First rolled out in April on the Web and Android, the upgraded platform is now available to iOS users.“Maybe you’re a lover of the outdoors? Visit the brown bears of Alaska’s Katmai National Park, ride the curl with Super Surf Spots, or trek Machu Picchu,” Google Earth mobile lead Tony Weber suggested. “Culture buff? Discover a new exhibit with Museums Around the World or follow in the footsteps of the Fab Four with Beatlemania.”Simply navigate to the menu (top left corner) and choose “Voyager” to find editor’s picks—including the International Space Station and a grand tour of Italy), as well as topics for everyone, from travel to history to education.Tap one to get started, then follow along on a virtual adventure through historic tennis stadiums, penguin colonies, and the “last pristine seas.”“With more than 140 stories in eight languages, Voyager has travel ideas for just about everybody,” Google boasted.Fancy a visit to the South Pole? Learn more about the historic landmark with Knowledge Cards; the built-in billets provide information about local wildlife, architecture, and scientific research.“Perfect while you lead your friends around a new city,” Weber said. (Though maybe chose somewhere other than the southernmost point on the surface of the planet.)Can’t decide where to vacation next? Let Google Earth decide for you: Try the app’s “I’m Feeling Lucky” feature (roll the literal dice with the icon at the top of the screen) to see where in the world you can go.Like the look of the Aran Islands or France’s Canal du Midi? How about the Kenai Peninsula Borough in Alaska, or Nairobi National Park? Help convince family and friends that the Colombian city of Bucaramanga is perfect for your next getaway by sending a “Postcard” from Google Earth: Tap the camera icon in the toolbar to snap a photo and share via social media, email, or your favorite messaging app.“Half the fun of travel is planning your trip,” Weber said. “Voyager … can inspire your next travel destination.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

DM Leader CFO was leaving Premier pulled sham

first_img TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 18, 2016 – The UK appointed Chief Financial Officer will leave the Turks and Caicos in March 2017 but not because the Premier negotiated for it when he visited the UK earlier this month; the Governor’s Office yesterday informed Magnetic Media that Stephen Turnbull will leave because that is when his UK contract expires.The question to the Governor Office by Magnetic Media came after PDM Leader, Sharlene Robinson responded to our query on where her party stands when it comes to the CFO.  “The fact that the CFO’s position had already been discussed with the Premier and the former Baron Duddridge, he had said to the Premier, that he would not be touching the position of CFO, contrary to what the Premier has said to this country, that he would not be touching the CFO’s position until his contract was expired March 2017.  So Turks and Caicos once again your Premier has been less than truthful.  That position has not been revoked, the contract has expired.”The Governor’s Office said: ” The CFO’s contract is due to expire on 31 March 2017. That is also the date which Baroness Anelay has stated that the CFO slot will end.”   That slot is the constitutional removal by Order in Council, which she has promised Premier Rufus Ewing will happen also by March 2017.The PDM took some hits for not supporting the stance of Ewing when he demanded that the CFO go; but Robinson characterized the move as an election ploy and that the PNP did not make the British remove the CFO; that he was going anyway.“And the People’s Democratic Movement stood together, though not documented in an official position, but we’ve communicated to the Solicitor General, with the Deputy Leader present, with the Attorney General present, with the Governor present that we will not support the continuing of that role once the guarantee was paid off.  So for the record, it has not been revoked, the contract for the current CFO actually expires March 2017, and that’s when they will not renew another, and because we’ve taken the same position as the PNP, there will be no further CFO.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#CFOwasleaving, #MagneticNewsMedia Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissionerlast_img read more

Heisdorffer Assumes Presidency of ASA Moore Moves to Chairman Stephens Elected Vice

first_imgJohn Heisdorffer of Keota, Iowa, will serve as the 2018 president of the American Soybean Association, following a vote of the ASA board this morning in St. Louis. Heisdorffer raises soybeans, corn and hogs with his wife, Deanna and son Chris.”There is a so much facing the soybean industry today, and I am very aware of the responsibility that this position carries with it. For the first time in history, American farmers harvested more acres of soybeans than any other crop. We are a leading voice in the ongoing dialogue on food and farming, and as a leader, it’s our duty to stay engaged and stay passionate on the issues that affect soybean farmers every day. Whether that’s trade or biotechnology or regulation, there is plenty to be done. I am excited to get to work, and I look forward to leading this wonderful organization in the coming year.”Heisdorffer replaces Illinois’ Ron Moore as president, and Moore will move to the role of ASA Chairman. Former Chairman Richard Wilkins of Delaware rotates off the nine-member ASA Governing Committee.The ASA Board also elected Davie Stephens to serve as Vice President, a position that places him in line to serve as the association’s president in 2019. Stephens lives in Clinton, Ky., and farms in Kentucky and Tennessee with his wife Judy and his father, raising soybeans, corn and poultry.In addition to Heisdorffer, Moore and Stephens, the ASA board voted to elect Kevin Scott of South Dakota as Secretary; Bill Gordon of Minnesota for a second term as Treasurer; and Bret Davis of Ohio, Eric Maupin of Tennessee, Joe Steinkamp of Indiana, and Charles Atkinson of Kansas as at-large Governing Committee members.New members beginning their nine-year terms on the ASA board are Dennis Fujan of Nebraska; Josh Gackle of North Dakota; Jered Hooker of Illinois; Ryan Kirby of Louisiana; Alan Meadows of Tennessee; Scott Metzger of Ohio; Nick Moody of Virginia; Scott Persall of Canada; Caleb Ragland of Kentucky; Ronnie Russell of Missouri; and Brandon Wipf of South Dakota.The new ASA Directors replace retiring directors Ed Erickson, Jr., of North Dakota; Bruce Hall of Virginia; Mark Huston of Canada; Jim Miller of Nebraska; Dave Poppens of South Dakota; Jeff Sollars of Ohio and Lawrence Sukalski of Minnesota.last_img read more

Watch DVSNs Gritty New Music Video For Morning After

first_img Watch: DVSN’s Gritty New Music Video For “Morning After” Watch: DVSN’s Gritty Video For “Morning After” watch-dvsns-gritty-new-music-video-morning-after Sometimes nothing means “I love you” more than the thought of what might have beenPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Aug 9, 2018 – 3:05 pm OVO artists DVSN released their sophomore album, Morning After, in October 2017, and the official video for its title track launched on Aug. 9.The video, directed by Santiago Salviche, intercuts a young boy giving a young girl a flower, years ago in Mexico City, with harsh present-day events as a meet-up at a bar becomes engulfed in gunfire and dramatic efforts to escape. Ultimately the song’s message reinforces the sweetness of a morning after, spent together, safely on the far side of a loving night. The video is tender and traumatic. .@dvsndvsn share “Morning After” video.— The FADER (@thefader) August 9, 2018 Facebook Twitter center_img Email News DVSN debuted their first album titled Sept 5th in April 2016, the same month Drake’s Views was released, which earned the slow-jam duo a nomination at the 59th GRAMMY Awards for Album Of The Year thanks to their featured spot on Drake’s track “Faithful.”Appearing as Miguel’s special guests on The Ascension Tour, DVSN’s Aug. 23 Boston opener is just two weeks away. The tour wraps up on Sept. 28 in Seattle and also features emerging artist Nonchalant Savant.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

Report Gives Houston A C On LGBTQ Legal Protections

first_img Listen Ludovic Bertron X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img Houston gets a barely passing grade on LGBTQ equality, according to the Human Rights Campaign.The civil rights organization gives Houston 75 out of 100 points in its latest Municipal Equality Index. The report rates more than 500 American cities on the strength of legal protections for LGBTQ individuals. Voters’ repeal of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) in 2015 put the city well behind Texas’ four next-largest cities.“We have four all-star cities in Texas – Austin [100], Dallas [100], Fort Worth [100], San Antonio [95] – and each of those cities have citywide protections that expressly cover sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, and public accommodations. And I think that’s the primary distinction between these cities and Houston,” said Xavier Persad, legislative counsel at the Human Rights Campaign and the report’s author.Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick played a leading role in the HERO repeal fight. Earlier this year, Patrick led multiple efforts to pass a so-called bathroom bill, pre-empting all local ordinances that protect LGBTQ rights. The bill never passed the House.The index rates 25 Texas cities. Taken together, Texas cities earns an average score of 41 out of 100. The national average is 57. Share 00:00 /00:51last_img read more

The Exorcist Adds the Kids Back In for More Terror

first_img 7 Horror Movies You Forgot Were GreatThe 11 Scariest Religious Horror Movies Stay on target Last week’s episode of The Exorcist saw a major setback in the fight for Andy’s soul. After an entire episode of him fighting off the demon’s temptations, she finally got to him. This week, we learned he’s not completely lost, but it’s going to take some doing to save him. Marcus and Tomas can’t do it alone. And the only people who can help are the ones the demon can hurt most. The kids were largely out of the picture during last week’s episode, staying at the neighbors’ while the two priests worked. Now, it’s been three days of no progress. Marcus thinks he can speed up the exorcism by reminding Andy of what he’s fighting for. Rose is reluctant to bring one of the kids in the room with a possessed murderer, but Verity insists that she help. She doesn’t want to spend the rest of her life wondering if she could have done something.Bringing the kids back into the mix was a smart choice for this episode. As interesting as it was watching an exorcism from the possessed’s point of view, the kids are who we’re really rooting for this season. The early episodes did a great job of letting us get to know each of them and see how they work as a family. Putting one of them, the one we know the most about and have the most empathy for, in the same room as the demon is a great way to build terror. Especially because of what happens right before Verity gets there. While Marcus is outside talking with Rose and Verity, Tomas turns his back for a second to pick up a water glass. He turns around and sees Nicole sitting on top of Andy. The shock makes him drop the glass, which shatters. He closes his eyes and prays until the demon disappears, allowing Andy to get his hands on a piece of broken glass.Alfonso Herrera, guest star Alicia Witt and John Cho (Cr: Sergei Bachlakov/FOX)As a result, the entire time Verity is in the room with Andy, the dread builds. As she speaks, the camera keeps cutting to the piece of glass in Andy’s hands. The entire scene I was positive Andy was going to kill his daughter, and it was all I could do to keep my eyes on the screen. Fortunately, Verity remains just as strong as we already knew her to be. She shrugs off the demon’s insults, which get extra nasty. (Seriously, this thing knows just what to say to hurt someone. The Exorcist TV series may not be able to have demons scream profanity like the movie, but its insults almost cut worse.) The demon uses both Andy and Nicole’s voices to tell her that she’s a disappointment and that they regret taking her in. If she didn’t believe in demonic possession before, she certainly does now. She actually succeeds in getting through to Andy, reminding him that he always loved and accepted her even as she tried to push him away. As the real Andy begins to fight, it’s not a pretty or hopeful scene. The only change is instead of preparing to swing the broken glass; he starts digging it into his own hand. Then, he tells Verity to run.We also checked back in with Father Bennett and Mouse, albeit very briefly. This is a little worrying, considering there are only two episodes left in the season and their story hasn’t really gone anywhere. Bennett is a great character, but the show realizes that the conspiracy story isn’t what we’re here for. Maybe it’ll get somewhere over the next two episodes, but the season isn’t leaving it a lot of time. Especially when Bennett spends most of this one in a hospital bed. He suffered some serious injuries and Mouse sees that he gets some treatment. This, along with the demon in Andy taunting Marcus about his “Church Mouse,” lets the episode flash back into her past. It’s about time we knew exactly who she was and how she fit into all this. It turns out she knew Marcus, back when he wore a bad wig, I mean had long hair.Zuleikha Robinson (Cr: Sergei Bachlakov/FOX)Back when she was a nun, he trained her in the ways of exorcism. Things went bad when she tried to talk to a demon unsupervised and got too close. The demon attacked and she ended up possessed herself. Marcus abandoned her to another priest who finished the job. He didn’t seem all too thrilled with the task. It’s good that we finally got some kind of origin story for Mouse, as well as more background on Marcus. The way he speaks to Tomas makes a lot more sense now. It just means that she and Bennett don’t have a lot to do this episode. I want to see the conspiracy storyline grow and take more of the spotlight. That’s what’s going to carry us to the third season and beyond. We come for the personal horror of Marcus and Tomas’ exorcisms, but the demonic plot to take over the world is what keeps the story going. Plus, Bennett and Mouse work really well together as characters. I want to see them do more.Andy’s house takes precedent though. As much as I want to see where the Bennett and Mouse story goes, Andy and his foster family are the ones we really care about. While Bennett is out, he leaves Marcus to continue the exorcism. That’s when the demon makes its move. With only two episodes left after this week, the stories of this season are starting to come together. Remember how Tomas let a demon inside his head early on? And how he’s no susceptible to demonic visions? It can be a great asset in the fight against an evil entity, but it’s also a weakness. The demon plants an image in his head, making him think that he’s with Marcus, performing the exorcism. That’s when Andy uses the broken glass to escape. Worse still, the kids, who Rose planned to take off the island are held back by Verity. She left a book Andy gave her in the garbage at the neighbors’ house. Rose takes her back to get it, but when Verity retrieves it, something seems off. There’s no power and the house is seemingly empty. It’s only when she gets to the kitchen that she finds her neighbors. They’ve been murdered. The wife’s throat has been cut, and the husband has a screwdriver stuck in his eye. Rose appears behind her and tells her to run.That’s when a smiling Andy appears behind her. Is Rose possessed now too? Or is she just Andy’s prisoner? Only two more episodes until we find out.John Cho, Brianna Hildebrand, Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels and Li Jun Li (Cr: Sergei Bachlakov/FOX)This episode wasn’t as experimental or strange as the last one, but it knew just how to ramp up the terror. The show spent an entire season making us care about these kids. The second one of them is in danger; everything becomes that much scarier. There’s also now the persistent worry that they’ll be split up. It’s not enough that we see them all survive, but the season has shown us how good they are for each other. They support each other, to the point where Harper feels safe and welcome after one night in the house, even after all she’s been through. But Andy did kill someone. As Verity points out, the cops aren’t going to be lenient just because two priests are involved. Speaking of which, they really need to do something about that body in the bathtub. It’s been three days; I bet that thing is awfully ripe by now. John Cho’s performance continues to amaze in this one. Even when it’s not his voice speaking, his eyes do all the work. All it takes is one look into the camera to send chills down my spine. Now that he’s escaped and the kids are trapped on the island with him, his performance is only going to get more terrifying. I can’t wait.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.vlast_img read more

100 Wolfenstein The New Order collectors edition doesnt come with th

first_imgEarlier this month, Nintendo released a limited edition Yoshi’s Island 3DS XL that, confusingly, didn’t come bundled with the game. This is despite the fact that they both released on the same day. Now, it seems that confusing your customers is the hot new trend, and Bethesda has decided to join in. The developer has announced a $100 collector’s edition for Wolfenstein: The New Order, except it doesn’t come with the game itself.This collector’s edition, dubbed the Pazerhund, will feature everything you expect to come with a special edition of the game: a fancy box (a vintage-style footlocker), a bunch of in-theme classified documents such as maps, an eight-inch articulated Panzerhund statue, a limited Steelbook (a metal case, basically), 14 full-color postcards, three embroidered patches, and custom-molded replica dog tags. If you love Wolfenstein, this is a very good collector’s edition that will allow you to further decorate your bedroom in Wolfenstein paraphernalia. Unfortunately, you won’t get to play the game you love if you spend $100 on this special release.Bethesda claims that the reason for excluding the game from its own collector’s edition is so it can ship the special boxes worldwide and gamers won’t be waiting around for the game to arrive. Instead, you can keep your pre-order at your local retailer, and pick up and play the game on release day, rather than being left behind while you wait for your special edition.The game is set to release on May 20 of this year, and Bethesda expects to ship the Panzerhund edition the very same day, so it likely won’t arrive too long after you pick up the game from your local retailer. Unfortunately, the price of the game is not included in the collector’s edition, so you’ll still be paying full price for the game itself. It’s a cool special edition if you’re a fan, but this new trend of not including a game with your bundle is very confusing. At least it’s funny.last_img read more

Vehicle shock absorber recovers energy from bumps in the road

first_img( — In the past decade, regenerative braking systems have become increasingly popular, recovering energy that would otherwise be lost through braking. However, another energy recovery mechanism that is still in the research stages is regenerative suspension systems. This technology has the ability to continuously recover a vehicle’s vibrational energy dissipation that occurs due to road irregularities, vehicle acceleration, and braking, and use the energy to reduce fuel consumption. Citation: Vehicle shock absorber recovers energy from bumps in the road (2010, March 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Copyright 2010 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of More power from bumps in the road: Energy-harvesting shock absorbers Explore further In the regenerative shock absorber, a smaller magnetic tube slides inside a larger, hollow coil tube, producing a magnetic flux. The researchers estimate that, for typical driving conditions, the system can improve fuel efficiency by 2-10%. Image credit: Zuo, et al.center_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. When placed in the vehicle suspension, vibrations in the suspension cause the coil tube to move relative to the magnetic tube. As the copper coils move inside this magnetic field, a voltage is generated. The electricity can then be used to recharge the vehicle’s battery.By recovering the vehicle’s vibrational energy and using it to drive the vehicle, the researchers hope that regenerative suspension system technology will be able to increase fuel efficiency and cut down on pollution. They note that, in the US, automobiles are a major source of several pollutants in the atmosphere, including 70% of the carbon monoxide, 45% of the nitrogen oxide, and 34% of the hydrocarbons. Further, fuel efficiency has lots of room for improvement: currently, only 10-16% of a vehicle’s fuel energy is used to drive the vehicle, i.e. to overcome the resistance from road friction and air drag. The rest is lost due to braking, vibrational energy dissipation, and other forms of loss.“Regenerative braking harvests large amount of power in a very short time, in an intermittent manner,” Zuo said. “However, the regenerative shock absorbers can harvest the power in a continuous way. On the smooth highway road, the regenerative shock absorbers can improve the fuel efficiency by 2%, and on bumpy roads up to 10% increase can be expected.”In the future, the researchers plan to increase the energy density and efficiency of the system by further increasing the magnetic field intensity and improving the harvesting electrical circuit. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will provide funding to support Zuo on this research and development work.“We believe there is still room for improvement in the overall design of the regenerative system, and we are working on such improvement under funding support from NYSERDA,” Zuo said. More information: Lei Zuo, Brian Scully, Jurgen Shestani, and Yu Zhou. “Design and characterization of an electromagnetic energy harvester for vehicles suspensions.” Smart Mater. Struct. 19 (2010) 045003 (10pp). Doi:10.1088/0964-1726/19/4/045003 In a recent study, Professor Lei Zuo, Brian Scully, Jurgen Shestani, and Yu Zhou, all mechanical engineers from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, have designed and tested a retrofit regenerative shock absorber that recovers a vehicle’s vibrational energy. The researchers built a 1:2 scale prototype of the regenerative shock absorber, and demonstrated its ability to harvest 2-8 watts of power during typical driving conditions at a speed of about 45 mph. They predict that a full-scale system on a four-wheel car should be able to recover up to 256 watts under these driving conditions.“For typical driving conditions, we are predicting the ability to harvest approximately 64 watts per wheel, for a total of approximately 256 watts,” Zuo told “This value increases considerably when the system is used on irregular roads.”The purpose of the shock absorber in a vehicle’s suspension system is to reduce the vehicle’s vibration by dissipating the vibrational energy. About 10 years ago, researchers began looking into recovering the vibrational energy using various magnetic devices. In general, these systems work by first absorbing the kinetic energy of suspension vibration between the wheel and a sprung mass, and then converting that energy into useful electric power. Zuo and his team’s shock absorber consists of two tube-like components: a smaller magnetic tube slides inside a larger, hollow coil tube. The coil component is made of copper coils wound around a plastic delrin tube, while the magnetic component is made of ring-shaped magnets separated by ring-shaped magnetically permeable spacers. The magnets are aligned with like-poles facing each other to produce a radially emitted magnetic flux. The magnetic tube is also surrounded by a high magnetically permeable material in order to further “pull” the magnetic flux outward. As Zuo explained, having a high magnetic flux is key to the design. “The power we regenerate is proportional to the square of the magnetic flux across the coils,” he said. “Therefore, if we increase the flux by two times, the peak power output will increase by four times.”last_img read more

Metro celebrates

first_imgSet up at the Patel Chowk Metro station, the touch screen information system comprises of a touch screen kiosk along with a 65-inch high definition monitor, where visitors will be able to watch informational films on various aspects related to the Metro.‘The idea behind this museum is to exhibit our work. We wanted to give out information and share new developments,’ said Anuj Dayal, DMRC executive director for corporate communications.He said that the idea for this museum surfaced six years back. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘I had visited London, and after seeing the London Transport museum I thought we too should have one such museum dedicated to the Delhi metro,’ he explained.The museum which was opened to the public on 1 January 2009, has various display panels, photographs and exhibits that trace the genesis of the Delhi Metro.As part of the celebrations, three new souvenir items – room thermometer, stationary kit and an umbrella were added for sale at the museum’s souvenir counter. An inter-school quiz competition was also organised in which students from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chhawla, DMRC’s children home at Tis Hazari and East Point School, Vasundhara Enclave participated.last_img read more

Radiology Today Editor Jim Knaub Passes Away at 55

first_img Image by rawpixel from Pixabay  Feature | Radiology Business | July 18, 2019 | By Stefanie Manack and Judy Zakutny Finding A Common Data Language for Radiology Approximately 30 percent of a hospital or health system’s profit comes from imaging according, to… read more Body language expert Traci Brown spoke at the AHRA 2019 meeting on how to identify when a person is not being honest by their body language. She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  March 7, 2016 — ITN was saddened to hear of the loss of industry colleague Jim Knaub, editor of Great Valley Publishing’s Radiology Today. Knaub passed away on Thursday, March 3, at his home in Phoenixville, Pa. He was 55 years old.Prior to his time with Radiology Today, Knaub entered the healthcare trade industry as a writer and editor for Ocular Surgery News. His first work in journalism came as a sports writer for the Ephrata Review and Coatsville Record in southeastern Pennsylvania.Knaub is survived by his mother, Sarah (Strayer) Knaub; his children, Samuel J. Knaub and Cecilia F. Knaub of Phoenixville, Pa; and his siblings, John Knaub of Greenville, N.C., and Sue Ann Maple of Fishers, Ind. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Related Content Feature | Radiology Business | July 22, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Payment Models Seek Traction in Transition from Volume Efforts to reform healthcare are booming, b read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 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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Pride Hotels launches its first property in Northeast India

first_imgPride Hotels has launched Pride Terrace Valley Resort Gangtok, the group’s first property in Northeast India. The luxury resort is prominently located at National Highway 10, Ranipool, Gangtok, 18 km from Pakyong Airport and is well connected by road, rail and air. With major tourist attractions namely Nathu La Pass, MG Road, Rumtek Monastery, Tsongmo Lake, Ganesh Tok in close proximity, the resort boasts of elegantly furnished rooms and suites that will appeal to both leisure and business tourists.Announcing the launch, S P Jain, Managing Director, Pride Hotels Limited said, “We are pleased to expand our footprint in India’s Northeast with the launch of Pride Terrace Valley Resort Gangtok. This is our first property in Northeast India and 16th property nationally. Sikkim with its spectacular natural beauty, amazing lakes, mystic valleys and snow-peaked mountains attracts a huge slice of leisure tourists from across the world. We are delighted to tap the growing potential of tourist inflow by presenting a host of contemporary amenities, refined elegance and exceptional services for our esteemed patrons.”Binay Thakur, Associate Vice President, Pride Hotels stated, “Pride Terrace Valley Resort offers 45 well-appointed rooms and suites replete with all modern elements. Guests can choose deluxe and superior rooms facing the pool or mountains. The superior rooms feature sleek wooden floors, large work desks with ergonomic chairs and contemporary bathrooms with rain showers. All the guest rooms are equipped with LCD TV, climate control with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, coffee/tea maker and comfortable bedding. The resort facilities include swimming pool, travel desk, laundry services, multi-cuisine restaurant, bar, conference hall, banquet hall and an open-air courtyard.”Pride Terrace Valley Spa is the perfect retreat for  relaxing and pampering oneself. Guests can rejuvenate themselves with an extensive variety of massages and spa treatments designed to soothe the mind and body.Satyen Jain, CEO, Pride Group of Hotels said, “This is our 16th hotel and we have further expansion plans to add about 500 rooms at Goa, Nagpur and Pune. We are also planning to have a total of 20 hotels and resorts by 2022. Currently, Pride Hotels Ltd is operating four brands Pride Plaza which is upper upscale luxury hotels, Pride Hotels which is upscale hotels, Pride Resorts the 3-star upscale resorts and Pride Biznotel, a midmarket hotel. Pride Group has a presence in all most all regions of the country, offering world class hospitality standards, combined with excellent ambience and quality service.”last_img read more