2003 Grand Pré Prize Recipients

first_imgFilmmaker Paul Emile d’Entremont of Halifax and the musical groupBLOU are joint recipients of the 2003 Grand-Pré Prize awarded bythe Department of Tourism and Culture. They were honoured on Friday, Sept. 5 at an event in Grand-Préand were each presented with $1,000. The biannual award was established by the province in 1987 torecognize the work of Acadian Nova Scotians in the performingarts and film, the visual arts and crafts, and literary arts.This year the prize is being awarded in the category ofperforming arts and/or film. The purpose of the prize is torecognize those artists whose work reflects Acadian culturalvalues and traditions, while demonstrating excellence andoriginality. “I am pleased to extend congratulations to this year’s winnersfor earning this special recognition from their peers and fromthe province of Nova Scotia,” said Tourism and Culture MinisterRodney MacDonald. “It is important that we continue to recognizeartistic achievements within Nova Scotia’s Acadian community.” Paul Emile d’Entremont is a young filmmaker whose work, Seuls,ensemble, produced by the National Film Board in 2000, receivedcritical acclaim. The work also earned him the Linda Joy MediaArts Prize as the most promising new director. It was awarded bythe Director’s Guild of Canada Atlantic Regional Council at the2001 Atlantic Film Festival. Mr. D’Entremont’s recent projectsare documentary work for CBC television, including featureshighlighting the careers of singer Measha Brüggergosman andcellist Denise Djokic. BLOU is one of the most successful and popular Acadian musicalgroups from Nova Scotia. Founded 10 years ago, it has earnedcritical and popular acclaim under the direction of its foundingleader, Patrice Boulianne. The group has won a number of prizes,including the 1999 East Coast Music Award for Best FrancophoneAlbum of the Year. It has performed extensively internationally,having toured in Canada, the United States, South America, theCaribbean, and throughout Europe. It has been among those leadingthe way for music based on Acadian traditions while creating acontemporary and lively sound. Previous Grand-Pré Prize winners include author René LeBlanc forhis novel Derrière les Embruns; University Ste-Anne for itsseries of publications sketching life in Acadian Nova Scotia;singer/songwriter Eric Surette; photographer, Francois Gaudet;artisan, Denise Robicheau for her porcelain angels; writer,Father Amselm Chiasson; filmmaker, Phil Comeau; and visualartists, Denise Comeau and Simone D’Eon.last_img read more

NSLC Releases Second Quarter Results

first_imgThe Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) today, Dec. 15, recorded earnings of $54.8 million on net sales of $137.9 million for the second quarter of 2005 (July 3 to Oct. 1). That marked an increase of 8.9 per cent compared to the same quarter in 2004. A detailed news release on the second quarter results can be found by following the About NSLC and Corporate News links on the NSLC website at www.thenslc.com . -30-last_img

Moroccan Economic Growth to Fall to 26 in 2018 HCP

Rabat – After a growth rate of 3.8 percent during the fourth quarter of 2017, the national economy should experience a sharp slowdown during the first three months of 2018, as the growth rate is expected to fall to 2.6 percent.The High Commission for Planning (HCP) is not optimistic for 2018. In terms of prospects for this beginning of the year, the HCP expects a slowdown in growth during the first three months of 2018 to 2.6 percent, as a result of the downturn in agricultural activities in comparison with the notable performances achieved in 2017.“Unlike the previous agricultural campaign, which was characterized by favorable weather conditions for early crops, the 2017/2018 crop year will be characterized by less abundant autumn rainfall, the effects of which would be more noticeable in the area sown to cereals and pulses, but also at the level of irrigated crops,” reported the HCP. The source revealed that the filling rate of agricultural dams stood in mid-December 2017 at its lowest levels in the last six seasons, at 32 percent. “The return to normal winter weather conditions should limit the fall in agricultural value added to -3.1 percent year-on-year, in the first quarter of 2018, instead of an increase of 14.2 percent in 2017.”In terms of non-agricultural value added, the HCP expect an acceleration of its growth in the first quarter of 2018, benefiting from an improvement in the business climate in the advanced economies and which would result in a 4.5 percent increase in world demand addressed to Morocco.While the HCP set the 2018 growth rate at 2018, for the rest of the year, everything will depend on the rainfall situation in the coming months, and the possibility for the agricultural sector to catch up with some of the delay lived at the beginning of the current season.In 2017, the Moroccan economy performed rather well as the growth rate stood at 3.9 percent by the end of 2017, compared to 1.2 percent a year earlier.These achievements were recorded in a context where foreign demand addressed to Morocco strengthened by 5.1 percent, in the fourth quarter of 2017, in line with the evolution of world trade.The HCP also stated that the trade balance deficit declined by 3.4 percent while the coverage rate increased by 2.6 points to 57.6 percent. “The relief of this deficit would have resulted from the less significant increase of imports compared to exports,” explained the HCP. Exports, up 15 percent, benefited mainly from the good performance of exports of crude phosphate and natural and chemical fertilizers.With respect to domestic demand, the HCP noted that it continued its upward trend that began in 2016, despite a context of a slight rise in consumer prices. The increase in local demand resulted in a 4.2 percent increase in imports of consumer goods from households. read more

Ban welcomes release of US journalists from DPR Korea

5 August 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the release of two United States journalists by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) during the visit to Pyongyang by former US President Bill Clinton. “He appreciates the decision of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to release them on humanitarian considerations, responding to the repeated calls by the international community,” his spokesperson said in a statement.Laura Ling and Euna Lee arrived in the US city of Los Angeles this morning with Mr. Clinton, after DPRK’s leader, Kim Jong-il, granted them a special pardon.The two women, who work for an Internet broadcaster, Current TV, had been found guilty of entering DPRK illegally in March and sentenced to 12 years’ hard labour. Mr. Ban congratulated former President Clinton for his “successful humanitarian mission.” In addition, he reiterated his hope that dialogue will resume at the earliest possible time between the DPRK and the parties concerned towards resolving outstanding concerns including the nuclear issue, according to the statement. read more

Exports led AsiaPacific out of the global economic crisis – UN report

25 July 2011Exports have led Asia and the Pacific out of the global economic crisis, according to a new United Nations report, but it will be difficult to continue the growth without opening new markets within the region, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) reported today. “Export recovery has led Asia and the Pacific out of the 2009 global economic and financial crisis, allowing the region to emerge as an important stabilizing force and engine of world economic growth,” ESCAP said, citing its Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2011 Post-crisis Trade and Investment Opportunities, released today in Bangkok at the UN-backed Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF).“Trade in the region has returned to pre-crisis levels while foreign direct investment flows to selected parts of the region, in particular East Asia, have also fully recovered,” ESCAP said. “However, it will be challenging for Asian economies to maintain current levels of export growth unless they develop new markets within the region.”ESCAP estimates show that the export growth recovery in Asia-Pacific developing economies in 2010, estimated at 17.3 per cent, after negative growth of nearly 8 percent a year earlier, will stabilize to 9 percent in 2011. “Developed economies are still the major destination for the region’s exports, but with the European Union, Japan and the United States facing an economic slowdown, Asia-Pacific countries must rely more on intra-regional trade which can also make the region more resilient to external shocks,” ESCAP said. “Opportunities for export expansion will depend largely on the growth of intra-regional demand and the ability of various developing countries of the region to restructure and diversify their exports to meet that demand,” said Noeleen Heyzer, UN Under-Secretary-General and ESCAP Executive Secretary, in presenting the report. The report also recommends that Asia-Pacific countries take the lead in exports of climate-smart goods and technologies.“As the region will have to come to terms with the expected effects of climate change, there is a collective imperative to increase regional trade and investment in these goods,” Dr. Heyzer said. The APBF, along with the Committee on Trade and Investment – an annual regional forum for policymakers and stakeholders – are two key events during the Second Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week, which starts today and is organized by ESCAP with the theme “Post-Crisis Trade and Investment Opportunities for Asia and the Pacific.”Some 400 government and business leaders are discussing how Asia-Pacific developing countries can benefit from the current economic environment to boost business investment and trade within the region, and at the same time, ensure that this reduces wide socio-economic development gaps and promotes sustainable and inclusive growth. “The business community in the region will have to continuously demonstrate innovative and productive approaches to convert post-crisis challenges to opportunities,” Dr. Heyzer told the opening session. Collaborating partners for the Trade and Investment Week include the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, the Industry and Banking of Thailand (JSCCIB), the Greater Mekong Subregion Business Forum (GMS-BF), End Human Trafficking Now (EHTN), the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights and the Mekong Institute. read more

Drugstore chain CVS Caremark to buy Coram for about 21 billion

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Drugstore chain operator CVS Caremark Corp. said Wednesday that it has agreed to buy the drug infusion business Coram LLC, a unit of Apria Healthcare Group Inc., for $2.1 billion.CVS says the deal will make it more competitive and enable it to provide more services to its customers. CVS runs the second-largest U.S. drugstore chain behind Walgreen Co., and its Caremark unit is one of the nation’s largest pharmacy benefits managers.Coram provides medication and food that is administered through a vein or tube. Among those using such services are patients being treated for conditions such as immune deficiencies, rheumatoid arthritis and nutritional deficiencies.The Denver-based company says it serves more than 20,000 patients a month through home infusion and a national network of more than 85 locations, including more than 65 ambulatory infusion suites.The deal is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2014.CVS, which is based in Woonsocket, R.I., expects Coram to generate revenue of about $1.4 billion in the first year after the deal closes and add earnings of between 3 cents per share and 5 cents per share in 2015.Coram has about 4,500 employees around the country. Its parent company, Apria Healthcare Group, is based in Lake Forest, Ill., and is owned by investment firm The Blackstone Group LP.Shares of CVS rose 74 cents, or 1.1 per cent, to $66.83 in midday trading Wednesday. Blackstone Group shares rose 28 cents, or 1 per cent, to $28.42. Drugstore chain CVS Caremark to buy Coram for about $2.1 billion by Joseph Pisani, The Associated Press Posted Nov 27, 2013 7:35 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Womens soccer McVicker sees injury as stepping stone

Entering its game against Minnesota, the Ohio State women’s soccer team had high hopes for its season-opening run. Those high hopes were shattered on one serious play during the seventh minute, when redshirt senior goalkeeper Jillian McVicker tried to make a save.McVicker collided with a Minnesota player, and sustained fractured ribs, a punctured lung and a lacerated kidney. She was quickly removed from the field and taken to a Minnesota hospital,where she remained in intensive care for two days before being downgraded to standard care.“Ohio State senior goalkeeper Jillian McVicker is being held at a Minneapolis hospital through the end of the week for further treatment and testing after suffering an injury Sunday at Minnesota,” the athletic department said in a statement from an OSU spokesperson on Friday.McVicker has appeared in over 50 matches for the Buckeyes since joining the team in 2012. McVicker is a former assistant sports director for Lantern TV and also reported for The Lantern during the 2016 Spring Semester.After being released from the hospital on Saturday afternoon, she and her family drove back to Columbus, stopping in Chicago along the way before arriving back at OSU on Monday.Although not the first time the Metuchen, New Jersey, native has sustained an injury, this time, was different from the rest.OSU senior goaltender Jillian McVicker flexes as she recovers in her hospital bed in Minnesota. Credit: Courtesy of Jillian McVicker“I knew that it definitely wasn’t my muscle or anything. I just came out, I knew there was going to be a collision but I just had to get the ball,” McVicker said. “When I came out, I thought I had the wind knocked out of me at first, and then I couldn’t breathe for like a minute.”According to McVicker, her doctor said this type of injury is most common after being involved in a car crash, not with a sport like soccer.The injury has effectively ended the OSU career of McVicker, with a little over a month left in the regular season. Although her time as a Buckeye athlete has been cut short, she has still maintained a positive attitude and high spirits. “All the adversity I have faced, whether it be from injury or typical adversity that every athlete goes through, you just have to keep your head up and keep your mind on the process,” McVicker said. “Take it day-by-day and step-by-step. Which is actually very ironic because that’s exactly what I’m doing in my rehab right now.”As part of the healing process, McVicker can only lift things under 10 pounds, while limiting the amount of overall movement she has throughout the day.On social media, McVicker has received an outpouring of support from family, friends, teammates, players from other teams and, most notably, former United States Women’s National Team midfielder Julie Foudy. McVicker, a four-time OSU scholar-athlete and three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, has appeared in over 60 matches during her career with the Buckeyes. She is a double major in strategic communications and journalism, and will be graduating this December.After graduation and her injuries have fully healed, McVicker has intentions to continue her playing career outside of OSU.“I definitely want to graduate and want to look at playing overseas in Germany professionally or in America,” McVicker said. “I’m going to probably try to get an agent and figure that out once I graduate. It’s definitely not the last time I’m going to put on my keeper gloves and my jersey again.”Although she will no longer be lacing up her cleats for the Scarlet and Gray, McVicker said she will be embracing her new role of cheering her team on. Without the redshirt senior in the net, the Buckeyes will now be looking to the sideline when when she returns. From here on out, the focus of McVicker is to rally the troops to continue the team’s success. “Although this injury happened to me, my main thing for this season is for my team to be successful,” McVicker said. “Yes, this is horrible and I wouldn’t wish this upon anyone. But at the same time, all of my energy and everything when I get back is to prepare my the team the best I can in my new role.” read more

Prius Sells One Million Hybrids In USA

first_imgAs electric cars struggle to achieve mass appeal, Toyota has announced the latest milestone for its pioneering hybrid, the Prius, which has now sold one million cars in the United States.The Prius first launched back in 2000, so it took a solid 11 years for the car to reach the million sold plateau. But the car has undoubtedly been the most successful hybrid to date, with world wide sales of three million and, according to Toyota, 60 percent of the hybrid car market share so far this year.AdChoices广告“Prius paved the way for hybrids and while it is still the hybrid leader in sales and fuel economy,” said Toyota’s Bob Carter. “I’m proud to say that since its introduction, 13 other auto brands have seen the benefits of hybrid technology and joined the hybrid market.”last_img read more

Worker should receive €231k after having hours unilaterally and significantly reduced

first_img Saturday 2 Mar 2019, 4:00 PM By Hayley Halpin Share5 Tweet Email2 25,862 Views THE WORKPLACE RELATIONS Commission has recommended that a company pays a woman €23,118 after they reduced her weekly work hours from 33.5 to 21. The worker has been employed as a trainer with the company since 2010, and is paid €2,206 per month. In her case with the WRC, she has claimed that her hours of work were unilaterally reduced from 35 to 21 per week. She is seeking reinstatement of her full-time hours and full payment for her loss of earnings. The worker has a permanent contract of employment working 33.25 hours per week. She had raised a bullying and harassment complaint and was absent from work for a period of time. Upon her return in May 2016, she claimed she was told that her contracted hours would be reduced to 21 hours per week, working Tuesdays to Thursdays, with some flexibility required. She alleged she was also advised that the practice of two trainers giving the training was to be reduced to one. The woman refused to sign the revised 21-hour per week contract. She claimed she had to find alternative work to supplement her income following the loss of her hours. She had been expected to work the odd Saturday in the past, but she claimed this was not possible due to her supplementary work. The case was referred to conciliation in the WRC. Two meetings took place. The outcome was the same, her working days were Tuesday to Thursday and any additional days would be paid.She was also required to deliver additional training days on Saturdays on an irregular basis. Additional training requirements would be met by using external trainers.In her case, it was outlined that it is her position that “she is an excellent trainer and highly respected in her field”. She claimed the reason for the reduction in the hours was because of bullying allegations that she made and that she was the only worker in the company to have her hours cut. She alleged that she wasn’t offered fair procedures in the reduction of her hours. The worker said she has suffered huge financial losses and that she had been flexible and accommodating. The employer’s caseThe employer said that the worker is one of a small number of trainers who delivers training for the company. They said that due to the financial crisis, funding was drastically cut and they had to take significant measures to ensure its continuance. In 2009, there were cuts to salaries and hours of work. The employer claimed that between 2013 and 2015 there was a considerable drop in funding and income into the training department fell significantly. They allege that changes were voluntarily accepted by staff. In May 2016, they said, the worker returned to work following a lengthy absence to a reduced working week from five days to three, initially on a trial period, which subsequently became indefinite. While her working days were Tuesdays to Thursdays there were requirements for Mondays and Fridays occasionally, while Saturdays were required once or twice a year, the employer claimed. When working Saturdays the practice was to swap the day and receive time and a half for the purposes of time in lieu, according to the employer. They claim these changes were accepted and worked until late 2017. They said that in October 2017, she raised a grievance and sought to revert to full-time working and that consideration was given to this request but due to financial constraints it was not possible to grant.The employer also claimed the worker had proposed to revert to full-time five days a week or be paid for Fridays when worked and not swapped with a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.The employer gave a detailed response to her union and herself on 20 November 2017.She then informed the employer, they claim, that she was reserving her right to refer the matter to the WRC.The employer added that in early 2018 there was a requirement for Saturday work but she declined. Following the conciliation conference on 30 May 2018 they put in place arrangements to address her concerns.It was agreed to fix her days to Tuesday to Thursdays each week, according to the employer. She would be offered to work additional days for payment with no obligation to accept. It is the employers case that they do not have the funding to restore the hours of work and currently there is no demand for it. They argue they are not in a position to accede to her claim and despite their best efforts no solution has been found.DecisionWRC adjudication officer Eugene Hanly found that there was a significant reduction in the worker’s hours and noted that no compensation was paid for this reduction. Hanly also noted that the worker had to take on additional duties outside the company in order to supplement her income. He found the employer made genuine attempts to address her concerns, including the offer of some additional hours on an irregular basis but this was not successful.He also found no evidence the worker was signalled out for reduction in hours or that the reduction in hours was motivated by the grievance concerning bullying. Furthermore, Hanly found that the employer failed to appreciate the impact on the worker of the reduction in hours from 33.25 to 21 hours per week, having previously reduced the hours from 35 to 33.25.“I find that it was wrong to unilaterally reduce the hours and not to have had meaningful discussions on the implication of the reduction. I find that the worker was entitled to compensation for having her hours reduced,” Hanly said. “I find that there is no possibility of reverting to full-time hours as there are neither funds nor a demand for them.” He recommended that the employer pays the worker compensation of €23,118 within six weeks of 8 February 2019. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article No Comments Short URLcenter_img https://jrnl.ie/4515622 Mar 2nd 2019, 4:01 PM Image: Shutterstock/KieferPix File photo Worker should receive €23.1k after having hours ‘unilaterally and significantly’ reduced The worker brought her case to the Workplace Relations Commission. File photo Image: Shutterstock/KieferPixlast_img read more

Documentary about Markos Vamvakaris

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram As part of the repertoire of the Greek Film Society of Brisbane, a movie I Like Hearts Like Mine – Markos Vamvakaris (2000, 68′) will be screened on 24 June.Directed by Giorgos Zervas, the movie is a portrait of Markos Vamvakaris (1905-1972), one of the greatest creators of Greek rebetiko song. With rare footage, audio, sound tracks and interviews with family and musician friends, the director provides insight into the musician’s personal life and the milieu in which he lived and created. The documentary captures the rebetiko way of life epitomised in Vamvakaris whose music expresses its harshness and tenderness.The screening will be followed by a special rebetika concert with live bouzoukia.When: Tuesday 24 June at 7.45 pm Where: The Greek Club, 29 Edmondstone St, South Brisbane For more information, visit www.greekfilmsociety.comlast_img read more

Netflix is Finally Stepping Into the Big World of Merchandising

first_img I guess it was bound to happen eventually, but I’m surprised Netflix didn’t work towards this sooner.Netflix is finally getting into the merchandising business. According to Bloomberg, the company is looking to hire a manager in charge of licensing, who will form partnerships with retailers and help with the creation of related books, comics, and toys.“We are pursuing consumer products and associated promotion because we believe it will drive meaningful show awareness/buzz with more tangible, curated ways to interact with our most popular content,” Netflix said in the job posting. “We want licensed merchandise to help promote our titles, so they become part of the zeitgeist for longer periods of time.”If you think about it, Netflix itself doesn’t have original merchandise, as most toys you may see in the wild are through partnerships with other companies, such as with Marvel. But for original series like Stranger Things, the amount is lacking. Recently, Netflix tested its merchandising potential with a line of Stranger Things products at Hot Topic, which includes T-shirts, mugs, patches, and clothing lifted from characters like Eleven.Of course, you can buy fan-made merch on Etsy and unlicensed goodies on places like Amazon (who wants a House of Cards T-shirt?). However, with this new position, which unlocks a new strategy, consumers can be seeing a whole swath of things to buy.For example, the job posting (it’s still open if you want to apply), mentions books and comics as areas for opportunity, so it’s possible we could see tie-in graphic novels for some Netflix originals. What else is possible in this new land of merchandising and capitalism? I have some ideas.A manual of acting tips written by Count Olaf.A book on white privilege from the makers of Dear White People.Narcos toy drugs. You know, for kids.An iron-on patch that actually opens a portal to the Upside-Down.Bojack Horseman Secretariat action figures.Sense8 walkie-talkies to create your very own cluster.A recipe book on cannibalism to go along with Santa Clarita Diet. What to Stream on Netflix This WeekendZach Galifianakis Hits the Road in ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ Trailer Stay on targetlast_img read more

Get These 260 NoiseCanceling Headphones for Under 80

first_imgTREBLAB Z2 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones – $78.99See Deal Great sound, superior comfort, and elite features. TREBLAB Z2 wireless noise-cancelling headphones offer all this and more — and for the lowest price. Purchase a set now for just $78.99, a special limited time reduction from our already heavily discounted price.A general rule of thumb is that, when it comes to headphones, you get what you pay for. If a particular set costs less than another, then it must be because it’s deficient in some way. If that adage is true, then TREBLAB Z2’s are the exception. These cans feel and sound like they’re worth hundreds but they actually cost just a fraction of that. But no one needs to know that but you.TREBLAB Z2’s are an Amazon Choice Product. They feature neodymium-backed 40mm speakers for superior audio, T-Quiet™ active noise canceling technology, and are designed to fit ergonomically so you can wear them comfortably all day long. They have an impressively long 35-hour battery life and can be recharged in as little as three hours, so you’ll spend more time enjoying your soundtrack.Why pay hundreds for top quality headphones when you can get the same thing for less? TREBLAB Z2 wireless noise-cancelling headphones have an MSRP of $259.99. We normally discount them to $149.99 but, if you purchase today, you’ll get them for just $78.99. Sonic Soak Is the Tiny Washing Machine That Goes AnywhereThis $500 SEO Tool Is Only $24 Today Want your products featured at the Geek Deals store? Learn more about how to sell your products online! Stay on targetlast_img read more

New Florida Law Nixes Need for Autonomous Vehicle Operators

first_img Scania Unveils Multi-Purpose Autonomous Vehicle ConceptUber Driverless Cars Return to the Road After Fatal Arizona Crash Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis last week signed a bill removing “unnecessary obstacles that hinder the development of autonomous vehicle technology”—including backup drivers.The new law, which takes effect July 1, will allow a self-driving car (meeting all insurance requirements) to run without a human operator.It also exempts occupants from laws against texting and other distractions.“Signing this legislation paves the way for Florida to continue as a national leader in transportation innovation and technological advancement,” DeSantis said in a statement.Flanked by smiling supporters, the governor on Thursday signed House Bill 311 at the SunTrax transportation center, used to test autonomous vehicles.Also in attendance were Republican bill sponsors Sen. Jeff Brandes and Rep. Jason Fischer.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill allowing autonomous vehicle tests with no human operator (via Gov. DeSantis Press Office)“We here in Florida are pioneering the most exciting innovations in transportation,” Fischer said. “This bill on self-driving cars will usher in a new era of smart cities that will not only expand our economy but increase road safety and decrease traffic congestion.”And permit “active display” of TV or video in the car.The Sunshine State isn’t exactly breaking new ground: Last year, the California DMV introduced new regulations allowing automakers to test and deploy fully driverless vehicles.We still have a long way to go, though, before folks can start napping behind the wheel.High-profile accidents—an autonomous Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona; Tesla’s Autopilot feature was engaged at the time of a fiery Model X crash in California—have left some mistrustful of self-driving cars.Others, meanwhile, are ready and willing to move forward with the unpredictable technology.“Autonomous vehicles are the way of the future and Florida is leading the charge through the research, testing, and development of autonomous vehicles,” according to state Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin Thibault. “And now with this bill signed into law … Florida is ready to lead the nation with this innovative transportation advancement.”Brandes agreed, adding that “With the signing of this legislation we reaffirm our bold commitment to lead the country as we transition to a shared, electric and driverless future.”In February 2018, Ford unveiled a self-driving delivery pilot program that would see autonomous vehicles roaming the streets of Miami—notorious for its traffic congestion.More on Geek.com:U.S. Postal Service Begins Testing Self-Driving TrucksResearchers Teach Autonomous Cars to Predict Pedestrian MovementStudy: Even Self-Driving Cars Are Racist Now Stay on targetlast_img read more

Scientific Games announces pricing of social gaming IPO

first_img Scientific Games completes first installation of Quartz Hybrid at Seoul’s Seven Luck Casino Gaming opportunities down but Scientific Games holds steady in 2Q19 on growth in international, online segments Scientific Games Corp’s new social gaming arm, SciPlay Corporation, has announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 22 million shares of Class A common stock.The shares will be offered at US$16.00 per share, with the underwriters granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 3.3 million shares at the IPO price. Scientific Games partners with Jumbo Technology RelatedPosts Load More In an announcement, Scientific Games said the shares would begin trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market from last Friday 3 May under the ticker symbol “SCPL” with the is expected to close this Tuesday 7 May.The company has previously stated it hopes to raise up to US$352 million via its IPO, with the proceeds to be used to reduce debt.last_img read more

Tractor falls in Tuntutuliak River causing oil spill

first_imgGlen Daniel, an AVCP Regional Housing Authority mechanic, was walking 50 feet behind a construction vehicle on the frozen river when he saw the excavator suddenly break through the ice.Download Audio(Photo courtesy of Google Maps.)Daniel watched helplessly as Lee Wilson, his boss, and the driver of the rig, jumped from the sinking vehicle as it fell in the water.“Better [to] not lose life than the equipment, and I was really glad that everybody was safe,” said Daniel.Daniel, Wilson, and the pile driver, as the rig is sometimes called, were traveling downriver to the village of Kongiganak after working on a housing development in Tuntutuliak for AVCP Housing.The tractor, which can stand 30 feet tall, was the only thing damaged in the accident, spilling some of its oil into the river. No one has yet determined how much, but many Tuntutuliak residents get their water directly from the river.“I sent my son to get water a couple days ago and when I went to taste it I could taste the scent of diesel,” said John Pavila, who lives in Tuntutuliak and works for the Traditional Council there.Pavila says the Council has posted warning signs around the village to not use the contaminated water and that the Council has not been involved in the clean up effort at the suggestion of the Coast Guard.Petty Officer Francis Castleton of the Cost Guard says the Guard has advised the owner, Wilson, to wait until the ice has melted to fish out the pile driver and says the Guard will not provide assistance.The Guard also says the amount of oil leaked into the river is insignificant to harm residents but the situation could change if the gas tank of the vessel is further compromised.The owner, Wilson, says he’s taken responsibility for the accident and plans to remove the excavator as advised by the Coast Guard. He says he has no clear timeline for that clean up.AVCP Housing declined to interview for this story. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation did not return calls for information by the time this story was published.last_img read more

Game Saturday Double Dragon Reloaded

first_imgGame Saturday: Double Dragon Reloaded by Martin Brinkmann on July 20, 2019 in Games – Last Update: July 26, 2019 – 1 commentDouble Dragon Reloaded is a fan-remake of the classic street fighting game Double Dragon that rocked various home consoles and the arcades in the last century.Similarly to Final Fight LNS or Streets of Rage Remake, it is not just a 1:1 copy of the original game but mixes content of Double Dragon 1 and 2, and introduces new features and options at the same time.If you ever wanted to play Double Dragon as Hulk Hogan, the Ultimate Warrior, or Andre the Giant, you can now do so. The characters are optional and you find the traditional cast of characters available as well.Download the archive from the developer website and extract it to the local system. Double Dragon Reloaded does not need to be installed; you can run it directly from the main folder after extraction. The sound track is available for download as well on the developer site.Double Dragon ReloadedThe game features several game modes and play options. You can play it on your own or with a friend in co-op mode. One of the main differences between the reloaded version and the originals is that you may select your character from a selection of 15 different ones that are available.Game controls and mechanics work identical to the arcade version: you can punch, kick, jump, and use the back kick in the game, pick up weapons and other things to use them in the fight.You may want to open the options first before you jump into battle as you can change controls, resolution and other options there. There is even a “how to play” option that teaches you game basics.Double Dragon Reloaded supports gamepads but you may also play using the keyboard. The game presents five different game modes to you that you can select when you start a new game.Two story modes and three additional game modes are available that include a training mode and a battle royale mode that plays in a wrestling ring.If you ever played Double Dragon or another side-scrolling fighting game you will feel right at home when you start story mode. The game scroll from left to right for the most part and you encounter bad guys in each stage.The story is trivial: the big bad boss kidnapped your girlfriend and it is up to you (and a friend) to rescue here. You encounter a variety of opponents along the way including mini-bosses that you need to defeat to proceed in the game.The game is less-forgiving and more difficulty to play than Final Fight or Streets of Rage for a number of reasons. For one, there is no health bar for enemies so that you never know when one of the bad guys or girls is defeated.You can die by falling down, and if you are unlucky, may end up in a situation were you receive a beating that you cannot really escape from. It is also difficulty at times to jump on a platform as it is not entirely clear all the time how that is done.Closing WordsIf you are new to fighting games, I suggest you check out the Final Fight game instead as you may find it to be more fun to play.Double Dragon fans may like the challenge, especially since it is close to the original. Players have plenty of credits in the game which makes dying less frustrating.The game is fun to play, especially with a second player to help you fight the baddies. It is well done and if you like fighting games, you may want to give this a try.Now check out our ultimate list of free games for a truckload of other options.Now you: do you play free games? Any recommendations?Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 1 votes Software Name Double Dragon AlternateOperating System WindowsSoftware Category GamesLanding Page https://gamejolt.com/games/double_dragon_reloaded_alternate/255630 Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img In the 3D image on the right, we’re able to see that, in fact, there is no lesion present. You can actually pick out individual structures on the separate slices, which summate to form the potential lesion that we see on the two-dimensional projection image.December 4, 2012 — Hologic Inc. featured its newest women’s health products at the 98th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Nov. 25 through 29.The RSNA is an international society of radiologists, medical physicists and other medical professionals with more than 50,000 members across the globe. RSNA hosts the largest medical meeting in the United States, drawing 60,000 attendees annually. The theme for RSNA’s 98th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting was “Patients First.”Prominently featured at RSNA this year is Hologic’s Selenia Dimensions 3-D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) system. The technology was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in February 2011 and has been available in countries recognizing the CE mark since 2008. Hologic’s 3-D mammography technology is available in 47 states in the United States and 28 other countries.Hologic’s 3-D mammography system placed first in the digital mammography category in the KLAS 2012 annual survey of healthcare executives and clinicians. KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting on the performance of healthcare vendors. 3-D mammography was recently selected by AuntMinnie as the “hottest clinical procedure” of the year for the third consecutive year. AuntMinnie is the largest and most comprehensive Web site for medical imaging professionals worldwide. In October, the Cleveland Clinic picked 3-D mammography as one of the Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2013 at the Clinic’s 10th annual Medical Innovation Summit.Fifteen of the clinical papers and over 50 of the workshops, seminars, poster sessions and scientific papers presented at the conference were on 3-D mammography. Clinical presentations cover the use of tomosynthesis in screening and diagnostic applications.Hologic offered training sessions including hands-on experience reading 3-D breast tomosynthesis images in combination with conventional and synthesized 2-D images. Brief lectures will provide an overview of the technologies prior to the hands-on sessions. Each program will be taught by a leading breast imaging radiologist. Radiologists can register for a workshop through the RSNA meeting web site.Some of Hologic’s other advances in breast tomosynthesis on display at the conference included its tomosynthesis biopsy option for use with the Affirm biopsy guidance system and its C-View synthesized 2-D image option. The tomosynthesis biopsy option is CE marked and is pending FDA clearance. C-View images are designed to be used with tomosynthesis in the screening and diagnosis of breast cancer, eliminating the need for a separate 2-D exposure. The C-View synthesized 2-D image option received CE marking in 2011 and while not yet approved in the United States, received a favorable vote from an FDA Advisory Panel in October 2012.Other Hologic Product Advances Highlighted This YearSelenia and Selenia Dimensions 2-D mammography systems continue to be recognized as the standard-bearers for the industry, ranking second and third, respectively, in the digital mammography category in the KLAS 2012 annual survey of healthcare executives and clinicians.New this year is the Selenia Dimensions 2-D Screening Package, an elegant solution for customers seeking a cost-effective addition to their breast cancer screening capabilities. The Dimensions 2-D Screening Package can be upgraded quickly and efficiently to include diagnostic, interventional, or tomosynthesis capabilities, giving facilities unlimited flexibility in expanding service offerings at a time of their choosing.Also on display this year is Hologic’s Selenia Dimensions Contrast Enhanced 2-D Imaging, an effective means of adding physiological information to a diagnostic exam. This option is CE marked and pending FDA clearance.Hologic’s Image Analytics innovations include Quantra breast density assessment software, designed to provide a BI-RADS-like value for the consistent reporting of breast composition and Hologic’s BACS (Breast Arterial Calcification Scoring) software package. BACS can be used to evaluate calcified plaques in arteries. Quantra is CE marked and cleared for sale in the U.S. BACS is CE marked and pending FDA approval.In the biopsy area Hologic is premiering a new introducer for use with the ATEC biopsy system under ultrasound guidance. One insertion allows for both biopsy needle placement and marker deployment.In breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Hologic is showing a new 16-channel Sentinelle Breast Coil array designed to provide excellent signal-to-noise ratio as well as optimal access for breast biopsies.In Skeletal Health, Hologic is highlighting two products. The first is a new Advanced Body Composition Assessment package on the Discovery platform. This package is designed to assist clinicians with the diagnosis and monitoring of obesity related metabolic diseases, athletic training regimens and sports injury rehabilitation programs. The second, shown for the first time at RSNA as a commercial product, is Hologic’s Fluoroscan InSight-FD Mini C-arm with flat panel detector technology. The product is designed specifically for orthopedic and extremity surgeons and offers a thin profile and improved workspace access with enhanced ease of positioning.For more information: www.hologic.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 In the 2D image on we are looking at a potential lesion in the subareolar region of the breast. In the 3D image on the right, we’re able to see that, in fact, there is no lesion present. You can actually pick out individual structures on the separate slices, which summate to form the potential lesion that we see on the two-dimensional projection image. Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | December 04, 2012 Hologic Showcases 3-D Mammography, Advanced Imaging Technologies at RSNA 2012 Solutions for breast screening, intervention and treatment, osteoporosis risk assessment and extremity imaging PreviousNext Related Content News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 Therapixel Appoints Matthieu Leclerc-Chalvet as CEO Artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer screening specialist Therapixel announced the appointment of Matthieu… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. 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first_img 0 Comments   Share   TEMPE, Ariz. – Zero college offers out of high school. Walk-on. Scholarship not earned until after his junior season.None of the above screams future pro talent.Yet, there linebacker Haason Reddick stood in the auditorium of the Arizona Cardinals’ training facility on Friday, introduced as the team’s first-round pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.So, how did it happen? How did Reddick go from hardly known to well-known? Arizona Cardinals’ first-round draft pick Haason Reddick speaks after being introduced at the teams’ training facility, Friday, April 28, 2017, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories center_img Reddick, according to Mayock, showed scouts that after playing with his hand in the dirt for most of his four years at Temple, he could stand up, play two different linebacker positions and, more importantly, still be effective, and often disruptive.That’s what caught the eye of Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher.“(Reddick) plays off the ball like he’s been playing, maybe that position his whole college career,” he said, after attending Reddick’s introductory press conference. “We went as far as to look specifically at his individual tape from the Senior Bowl, where they’re just doing individual off-the-ball linebacker drills and he moves like a guy that’s been playing the position for awhile not a guy that just went in and started doing it for the Senior Bowl.”Playing for the North, Reddick recorded a game-high-tying nine tackles, three of them solo. And of the nine tackles, five were made in coverage, including a pair in which Reddick was one-on-one with the running back or tight end.“There’s one particular snap from the Senior Bowl that sticks in my mind,” Bettcher said. “The back stems out of the backfield. (Reddick) closes. His technique is not great, but his stop-and-start ability—he makes up (the distance) and covers him and breaks on the ball and breaks (the pass) up. Right then and there, you can tell he has the explosion in the hips to cover guys. Just from a technique standpoint, those are things—that’s our job to help him get better at.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Well, for starters, he had an incredible senior season highlighted by 22.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks and an interception. As a defensive end.All those accomplishments, though, had him pegged as a mid-to-late round prospect.How did Reddick improve his draft stock to the point where the commissioner was announcing his name as the Cardinals selection with the 13th overall pick?Easy. The Senior Bowl.“Before I went into the Senior Bowl I felt I was still a little under the radar,” he said, adding about the position switch to linebacker made in front of NFL personnel, “I think playing off-ball backer a lot of people opened their eyes and were like ‘Who is this kid? A kid who played defensive end underweight in college and now he comes to the Senior Bowl and plays off-ball backer and he looks natural at it.’ I think it made a lot of people go back and watch my senior season and that’s when they understood that OK this is a kid who is very versatile, athletic, can play off-ball backer and rush. So after the Senior Bowl I think my stock rose and it went from there.”It sure did. A lot.NFL Network’s Mike Mayock named Reddick the “player who made the most money” during the week of practice. Reddick also excelled at the NFL Scouting Combine, further solidifying his status among the top draft-eligible prospects. The Cardinals had the 6-foot-1, 234-pound Reddick ranked in their top-5 of best available players.And it can all be traced back, in large part, to a week spent in Mobile, Alabama.“Each day I just try to get better and better and that’s what happened (at the Senior Bowl),” Reddick said. “By the time I left I felt good. I felt like I gave it my all and the best came out of it.”Follow Craig Grialou on Twitterlast_img read more

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