Supreme Court tells Anurag Thakur to tender ‘unequivocal and unqualified’ apology

Posted On Nov 18 2019 by

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Friday asked former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur to tender an “unequivocal and unqualified” apology for saying that the court’s order for ushering in obligatory reforms in the country’s apex cricket body amounted to government interference.The bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud also directed Thakur to make a personal appearance on the next date of hearing.The court has fixed next Friday as the next date of hearing.The court directed Thakur to file an unequivocal and unqualified apology as it said that the apology offered by him earlier was not unqualified.last_img read more


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This Sign At Michigan-Notre Dame Is Going Viral Tonight

Posted On Oct 26 2019 by

first_imgNotre Dame's mascot leading the football team onto the field.SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 04: The macot, cheerleaders and players forthe Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 4, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 48-37. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The most-hyped college football game of the weekend is underway in South Bend, Ind.Notre Dame, a preseason College Football Playoff hopeful, is hosting Michigan, a fellow national title contender, in a primetime game on NBC.One Michigan fan’s sign has been going viral on social media all day. It’s pretty awesome.“Rudy dies in Stranger Things.”“Rudy dies in @Stranger_Things” #GameDaySigns— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 1, 2018Well played, Michigan fan. Well played, indeed.For those unaware: The actor from Rudy, Sean Astin, plays a character in Stranger Things. Spoiler alert: He dies.Michigan and Notre Dame, meanwhile, are playing on NBC. The Fighting Irish have taken an early 7-0 lead.last_img read more

El Mocambo launches record label with 5440

Posted On Oct 15 2019 by

first_imgThe record will mark 54-40’s first studio album since 2011’s Lost In The City, released on their own label Smiling Buddha Enjoyment. Prior to that, the band was signed to True North.“Wek is a passionate supporter of Canadian music, and we are thrilled to be part of this new venture,” singer Neil Osborne said in a statement.Long-time A&R and management exec Andy Curran will head up El Mocambo Records as general manager/head of A&R.Wekerle bought the troubled El Mocambo in 2014 and is in the process of renovating the venue and installing a state-of-the-art recording and production facility.Though the club was originally targeting a summer relaunch, it is now expected to reopen in the KEVIN RITCHIE The El Mocambo has a new spinoff: a record label.The iconic Spadina rock club’s owner, Bay Street financier Michael Wekerle, has launched an artist and label services arm called El Mocambo Records with Vancouver alt-rock band 54-40 as the first signing.The group, which was recently inducted into the Halls of Fame of both the Independent Music Awards and the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards, will release their 14th album Keep On Walking via the imprint this summer. (Listen to the lead single of the same name below.) Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Whistler Film Festival unveils Summit lineup and first wave of industry guests

Posted On Oct 15 2019 by

first_imgWFF’s Summit will address the business and future of film, locally and internationally, as well as the ever-changing landscape of filmmaking in the digital age. Over the course of the four-day event, industry insiders will have the opportunity to hear from and connect with over 100 cinematic masters, creative innovators, business visionaries, and industry leaders. Highlights include:On November 30, WFF’s Summit launches with a day dedicated to Crossing Borders and the producers point of view, which will focus on new ways to foster relationships and discover audiences beyond our borders, with intel from creative minds whose expertise range from best marketing practises to Do It Yourself filmmaking.On December 1, WFF’s Summit continues with International Sessions, which will provide an industry point of view that addresses the evolving business models for independent feature films, from packaging and financing to great debates over distribution and releasing, featuring some of the most influential players in the industry today.On December 2, WFF’s Summit Content Connections programming turns to the creative point of view featuring innovative content creators across all platforms and includes the 11th annual MPPIA Short Film Pitch. A new addition to the program this year is Shorts Stop, a collection of sessions focused on festival, digital and impact strategies for creators of short content.December 3 – WFF’s Content Connections Day 2 themed day focuses on the digital and short content point of view in the outdoor media space. These sessions highlight the storytellers of adventure content who are utilizing cutting edge technologies to enhance audiences experience and engagement.Each day culminates with Master Classes featuring a prolific actor, director, writer or producer who will share insights into their craft and their most recent project premiering at this year’s fest, and or Signature Series events that will honour distinguished artists of our time in hosted conversations, including the Variety Contender Conversation featuring an industry luminary who is garnering award season buzz and the Variety 10 Screenwriters to Watch Conversation, which WFF has hosted for six consecutive years. New for 2017, WFF’s Tech Den will feature an interactive hub of hands-on VR experiences and new technologies for screen based media and cinema, complimented by afternoon express sessions that will address the use of VR in documentary and action sport filmmaking.WFF’s Summit directly connects to its’ slate of 11 talent programs designed to provide creative and business immersion experiences for up to 70 Canadian artists including the Feature Project Lab, Praxis Screenwriters Lab, Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship, Power Pitch, Doc Lab, Digital-First Lab, Stars to Watch and Music Showcase. WFF also collaborates with several industry organizations by hosting specific third party initiatives at the Whistler Summit including the Women in the Director’s Chair Industry Immersion, Women in Film & Television Film Market Preparation Mentorship, and the MPPIA Short Film Award Pitch with the Motion Picture Production Industry Association and Creative BC.All Whistler Summit events take place at Maury Young Arts Centre (4335 Blackcomb Way) and the Whistler Conference Centre (4010 Whistler Way) unless specified otherwise. WFF’s Industry Summit schedule and guest lineup are now available at, with additional guests to be added in the coming weeks. WFF’s full film lineup schedule will be available online on November 1, in addition to the 16 films already announced, with special guest and event announcements to follow.The Festival’s online box office at is now open for VIP Patron Passes, Industry Passes and Ticket Packages.Air travel and ground transportation deals as well as best accommodation rates are now available at WFF has 20 accommodation partners to choose from including host hotel, the  Westin Whistler Resort and Spa and VIP hotel, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort.The Whistler Film Festival + Summit are funded by the Government of Canada through Telefilm Canada and Western Economic Diversification, and by the Province of British Columbia and the Resort Municipality of Whistler, is supported by the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation and the American Friends of Whistler, and is sponsored by Variety, Creative BC, The Harold Greenberg Fund, the Canadian Media Producers Association, Cineplex, Whistler Blackcomb, Tourism Whistler and the Westin Resort & Spa Whistler.ABOUT THE WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL:  The Whistler Film Festival Society is a charitable cultural organization dedicated to furthering the art of film by providing programs that focus on the discovery, development and promotion of new talent culminating with a must attend festival for artists, industry and audiences in Whistler. Find out more at Advertisement Whistler, B.C. – With seven weeks to go until ‘Canada’s coolest film fest’ kicks off at the Whistler Film Festival (November 29 – December 3), industry can start planning their festival experience as WFF unveils its Summit lineup and first wave of guests. Featuring 25 interactive sessions designed to foster business collaborations, WFF’s Summit aims to provide practical intel for filmmakers and dealmakers, as well as spark debate through a variety of high-level keynotes and panel discussions on topics that include finance, marketing, distribution, technology and export. With up to 1,000 expected delegates including industry executives, filmmakers and digital trailblazers from across North America and beyond, Whistler is the place to be, connect and deal this December.Structured around bringing films to market and designed to provide filmmakers with tools to succeed both within and beyond our borders, delegates can expect to gain insights from key power brokers and some of the great creative minds of our time including:Bill Bromiley – President, Saban FilmsBruce Cowley – Senior Director, CBC Documentary ChannelChristina Davila – Creative Executive, Stage 13/Warner Bros Digital NetworkHoward Barish – Founder and President / Executive Producer, Kandoo FilmsJeff Sackman – Executive Producer, Someone Else’s WeddingKim Fox – Partner, MadRiverKirk D’Amico – President and CEO, Myriad PicturesKristen Konvitz – Agent, International and Independent Film, ICMNate Bolotin – Co-Founder, XYZ filmsOlivia Thomas Steier – Original Programming Executive, Fullscreen“The Whistler Film Festival’s Summit has become a must-attend event for Canadian talent looking to expand their intel and network within the industry,” said Angie Nolan, WFF’s Director of Industry Programming. “This is in direct correlation to the high-level executives and creatives who now make Whistler a chosen stop in their fall festival circuit.” Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Syria UN aid convoy returns to eastern Ghouta

Posted On Oct 2 2019 by

“The United Nations and our partners were able to go back into Douma today to deliver the remaining food assistance,” said Marwa Awad, Communications Officer of the World Food Programme (WFP), from the conflict-ravaged country’s capital, Damascus.The assistance consisted of food baskets and wheat flour bags prepared by the WFP and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).The WFP and its partners, namely ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, “look forward to our ability to enter again in the future to continue delivering the much-needed humanitarian and food assistance to the people inside Eastern Ghouta,” she added, calling on all parties to the conflict to grant humanitarians safe access to deliver the much-needed food and other assistance.Meanwhile at UN Headquarters in New York, Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric told reporters that while the convoy was underway, shelling occurred in the proximity of operations, despite prior assurances of safety from all parties.Despite such risks, today’s delivery completed the planned food relief for 27,500 people, along with health and nutrition items. The UN is waiting for access authorization to cover all 70,000 people in Douma that was initially approved by the Syrian authorities.In Geneva, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that there has been a marked increase in violent attacks on health care in Syria.“Every attack on health represents a loss that shatters families and communities and ripples through health systems. Health workers and health facilities are not a target. It has to stop,” Christian Lindmeier, WHO communication officer, told reporters.According to a monthly report from the health cluster based in Gaziantep, Turkey, 43 incidents of violence against health care facilities, services and workers were reported in February, of which 39 were verified by external monitors and four are still being verified.That compares to 31 incidents last month, of which 28 were verified.In all, the 67 verified attacks on health facilities and workers in the first two months of this year amount to more than 50 per cent of verified attacks in all of 2017, which totaled 112.Of February’s verified incidents, 28 were in eastern Ghouta, 10 in Idleb and one in Homs. The attacks targeted 20 hospitals, 16 health facilities, two ambulance stations and one medical supplies warehouse.These unacceptable attacks resulted in the deaths of 19 people, among them four health workers. The attacks also left 28 people injured, seven of them medical staff, he said. read more

Ohio State mens track and field cross country coach resigns

Posted On Oct 2 2019 by

The coach of both the Ohio State men’s track and field and cross country teams, Ed Beathea, announced his resignation Tuesday, according to an OSU press release.The Indiana native is set to head back to Indiana University, where he spent 10 seasons as both an assistant coach and the Hoosiers’ associate head coach, and is slated to assume his former position as associate head coach for the 2014-2015 season, according to the Indiana athletics site.Beathea, who has been the coach of the men’s track and field program at OSU since 2012 and an associate coach in the program since 2006, is set to continue coaching the Buckeyes through the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships later this month.In a statement in the press release, Beathea expressed his gratitude for the eight years he spent at OSU as a coach in the track and field program, and expressed that it was the right time for him to move forward.“My family and I will always be grateful for the opportunity the Ohio State University has provided me and the university will provide us with fond memories,” Beathea said. “I am leaving this program in a very positive place. We have built a strong team that has proven the ability to compete at a national level. It was a difficult decision but in the end it is a good decision for me and my family. Thank you for supporting me and our program.”T.J. Shelton, the associate athletics director for sport administration at OSU, also made a statement in the release thanking Beathea for his time in Columbus.“The department of athletics would like to thank coach Ed Beathea for his leadership over the past eight years, including two as head coach of the men’s track field and cross country programs,” Shelton said. “We wish Ed and his family the best as they move forward with their next chapter of their lives. We will begin a national search immediately for the next head coach to lead our program.”Since taking over the program in 2012, Beathea has coached 2013 First Team All-American Michael Hartfield, 2014 Second Team All-American LaMar Bruton, and the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Champion in the 4×400 relay, Jordan Rispress.The 2014 NCAA Track and Field Championships are slated to run from June 11-14 in Eugene, Ore., and both Burton and Rispress are set to represent OSU at the event. read more

Whistle accomplice on bail for armed robberies

Posted On Sep 25 2019 by

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related“Whistle”, accomplice charged with armed robberies, remandedAugust 29, 2018In “Court”Public Security Ministry office assistant remanded over armed robbery chargeFebruary 11, 2019In “Court”Youth granted bail for armed robberySeptember 25, 2018In “Court” Accused Leon “Whistle” DuncanWell known character Leon Duncan called “Whistle” who on numerous occasions was before the court of law on several allegations including murder and who was shot recently by police ranks following an alleged robbery, was on Wednesday granted bail for several armed robberies.Duncan, 28, of Festival City, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown and his alleged accomplice, 20-year-old Wayne Lawrence of Bent Street, Werk-en-Rust both appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore and were granted $150,000 each. However, they are still remanded on several other charges which are engaging the attention of the court.The duo are accused of robbing Shezeena Hoosein of $90,000 on August 25, on Hadfield Street, Stabroek, Georgetown while being armed and using violence in the course of the robbery.Information surrounding the robbery indicated that the duo were apprehended on Breda Street, Werk-en-Rust, however, Duncan was shot after he allegedly attempted to disarm one of the arresting officers.The men allegedly attacked Hoosein, a vendor, at around 05:50h on August 25 gun-butting her to her face before making off with her cash.Moreover, Duncan was additionally charged for robbing Nikel Pikerson of his $98,000 gold chain on July 14, at second street, Alberttown.On April 15, he reportedly discharged a loaded firearm at the National Gymnasium for which he was also charged.And finally, he was slapped with a charge of assaulting two Peace Officers on August 25, who were at the time executing duties.Attorney for Duncan, Keoma Griffith had told the court that his client was shot to his upper right thigh. He noted that he is not able to take care of himself. As such, he requested for the defendant’s pre-trial liberty to be granted.The duo will return on October, 24Photo saved as: WhistleCaption: Accused Leon “Whistle” Duncan read more

US employers added a stellar 312,000 jobs in December

Posted On Sep 19 2019 by

first_imgWASHINGTON — U.S. employers dramatically stepped up their hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial shutdown of the federal government.The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.9 percent, but that reflected a surge in jobseekers— a positive for growth.Average hourly pay improved 3.2 percent from a year ago, up from average wage growth of 2.7 percent at the end of 2017.The jolt in hiring offers a dose of reassurance after a tumultuous few months as the outlook from the financial markets has turned decidedly bleaker. Job growth at this pace is a sign that the economy will continue to expand for a 10th straight year, even if overall growth slows somewhat because of the waning stimulus from President Donald Trump’s tax cuts.Although employers are showing their confidence, the financial markets have become increasingly worried.Major companies such as Apple say their sales are being jeopardized by the tariff-fueled trade war between the United States and China. Factory activity in China and the United States have both weakened, with the Institute for Supply Management’s U.S. manufacturing index on Thursday posting its steepest decline in a decade.The government is about to enter its third week of a partial shutdown, with negotiations stalled over President Donald Trump’s insistence that Democrats agree on funding for a wall along the border with Mexico. And attacks by Trump on the Federal Reserve over its rate increases have raised doubts about Chairman Jay Powell’s status — a concern for both the markets and the economy.last_img read more

Klopp Liverpool will benefit from scrappy start

Posted On Sep 18 2019 by

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes that his side will benefit from their scrappy to the new season heading into the international breakThe Reds have maintained a 100 per cent start to the new Premier League season, despite some rather below-par performances.In fact, Liverpool came dangerously close to dropping points for the first time this season against Leicester City on Saturday.After Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino had given Liverpool the lead at the King Power Stadium, goalkeeper Alisson Becker was tackled by Kelechi Iheanacho, after delaying over a backpass, who then assisted Rachid Ghezzal to score for the Foxes.It set up a nervy ending for Liverpool.But they held on and Klopp was pleased with what he described as a “fantastic result”.“To build a team over a season you need, in an ideal world, these common experiences. In an ideal world, with getting three points in a difficult game,” Klopp told the club website.“If you are flying constantly, you are not prepared for the difficult moments – you cannot be prepared – so we are.? Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 2, 2018“We know that and I told the boys immediately after the game in the dressing room that if winning away games in the Premier League would be so easy, then everybody would do it constantly.“It’s difficult, it’s really difficult, and to do it in the way we did it – yes, we caused ourselves problems, yes, we could’ve done better, but in the moments we did what we actually wanted to do, we were really strong.“In the moment, we are obviously not stable enough to do it over 90 minutes, but that’s what we are working for and that’s what we want to do, of course, so it’s all fine.“You can always make a criticism, like a detail here or there, but then at the end if you do that and you could change all these things then it’s 8-0 or something. That’s not how life is, that’s not how football is. 2-1, fantastic result.”Only Liverpool, Chelsea and Watford have won all four of their Premier League matches so far.Although Klopp’s side will be facing a stern test after the international break with trips to Tottenham and Chelsea as well as a home game against Manchester City awaiting them in the space of a month.last_img read more

Eastern Provo residents tell MP they want better policing

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_img Related Items:akierra missick, dr. edward smith, inspector hilton duncan, leeward, long bay hills, pnp, policing, surveillance Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 May 2015 – Police need to significantly beef up its patrols of the eastern residential communities of Providenciales. Residents of the Long Bay Hills and Leeward Electoral District turned out in good numbers Tuesday to hear from their Member of Parliament, Deputy Premier, Akierra Misick. The chief concerns are a recent break in spree and the school coming for the area. Residents were encouraged to develop a community policing program by guest to the public meeting, Police Inspector Hilton Duncan, but the residents also demanded greater police surveillance. A report from one resident attending the meeting revealed disappointment that there may not be enough police officers to offer the kind of patrolling this region of Provo needs. Another hot point at the meeting held at Wesley Methodist school is the coming of a government high school for the area. Debate continues to rage over whether it is better for this school to be a junior and senior high split, which is favored by the PDM and PPP political parties or whether the school should be zoned; having students resident in that area attend. Dr. Edward Smith, leader of the People Progressive Party attended the public meeting and expressed his objection to the zoning idea. On Monday the PDM stated their objection to the PNP Administration’s proposal of populating the coming Long Bay High by students who live in the district. TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for you Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Three wounded in Texas college shooting spree

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Heres every electric vehicle on sale in the US for 2019 and

Posted On Sep 10 2019 by

first_img 66 Photos Chevrolet BoltThe Bolt was the mainstream car industry’s first real, practical answer to Tesla’s electric juggernauts. Its an affordable little hatchback that doesn’t stick out like the i3 and packs plenty of all-electric range at 238 miles. With a starting price of just $36,620, the Bolt has positioned itself as the perfect alternative to an interminable wait for a $35,000 Model 3 from Tesla. 50 Photos Audi E-TronAudi’s first purpose-built battery electric road car has been on our radar for a long time, but now it’s finally starting to get to dealerships in the US for testing and order books are open. This electric SUV packs a 95 kilowatt-hour battery and a maximum range of 204 miles. The E-Tron’s starting price isn’t cheap at around $75,000, but you do get a lot of Audi quality for that cash. Volkswagen e-GolfVolkswagen has been teasing us with electric ID concepts for years now, and while some of those are supposed to make it to production soon, the only EV you can currently get from VW is the humble e-Golf. The Mk VII Golf is already a pretty great platform, to begin with, and while the eGolf’s range isn’t stellar at just 119 miles, it’s a pleasant enough car to live with and drive. Plus, with a starting price of $31,895, it’s actually not that bad of a deal.Correction 4/30 9:10 a.m.: Updated to include revised EPA range estimates on some vehicles. 63 Photos 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid review: Sip with subtlety 31 Photos 79 Photos Nissan Leaf PlusThe Leaf Plus is Nissan’s answer to cars like the Tesla Model 3, the Kona Electric and the Bolt. It has the Leaf line’s best range yet at 226 miles, and while it’s not as cheap as the standard leaf, it offers you more for your money. More what? Power and torque mostly. Sure some of its tech is a little old, but that means it’s well proven at this point. Tags Nissan LeafAh yes, the granddaddy of all affordable electric cars. There is a reason that the Leaf is the world’s bestselling EV by a factor of a zillion. And if you’ve spent time in one recently, you’ll know it’s easy to see why that is. The Leaf is a simple, well-built, affordable electric car that offers reasonable range — 150 miles — and still feels a little like the future. Fiat 500eThe fact that Fiat still makes and sells the 500e is wild. It’s arguably one of the least capable EVs on sale today, and it’s not especially cheap at just under $33,000, considering what it is. Still, if you need something Fiat-shaped and don’t have to drive more than 84 miles between charges, it’s the car for you. 2017 Honda Clarity Electric quietly hits the road Hyundai Kona ElectricThe Kona Electric is one of the most exciting new EVs you can buy right now. It has excellent range, weird-but-fun styling, tons of standard equipment and all the other killer Hyundai stuff, including a great warranty. The Kona EV is a lot quicker and more fun to drive than you’d expect, while its range of 258 miles puts it among the upper-echelon of modern battery-electrics. With a price tag starting at $36,950, you’re getting a lot for your money. 2019 Jaguar I-Pace: A spunky electric cat Electric cars are becoming an increasingly common sight on American roads. And while just a few brands may dominate the news cycle, there are actually well over a dozen fully battery-electric models on sale in the US today.We thought it would be helpful to throw together a guide to better make sense of all your electric options if you’re on the hunt for a new car. And to go a step further, we’re also adding just how far each one will go on a single charge. Hyundai Ioniq ElectricHyundai is getting way more into the electric vehicle game, but the car that started it out for them was the Ioniq Electric, and you can still get it. It’s basic in almost every sense of the word, including range — 124 miles — but it’s also basic in price. This bad boy lists for just a hair over $30K and that makes it a decent deal. Tesla Model 3This is the EV to which all other midpriced electric vehicles have to answer. The Model 3 is just that good. It’s comfortable, fun to drive, has tons of cargo space and one of the best ranges in its class — the Long Range AWD model offers 310 miles. That doesn’t mean that it’s not without its downsides. It’s not cheap, its interior is spartan, and the center display can take some getting used to. Also, Tesla’s build quality is notoriously spotty, but if you can live with all that, the Model 3 is hard to beat. 2019 Kia Niro EV: Kia’s first long-range EV 40 Photos Tesla’s Model X gets artsy 2019 Audi E-Tron basking in the desert sun Comments 55 13 Photos Roadshow’s long-term 2018 Nissan Leaf in the Polar Vortex 52 Photos Kia Niro EVKia’s Niro EV is Kia’s best effort yet at making a fully battery-electric SUV that offers good range — 239 miles — for not a lot of money ($38,500 to start), and it surprised us when we drove it for the first time. It’s more fun than its looks or specs would suggest and it’s packed with a deep roster of standard features that make modern Kias so hard to beat for value. More From Roadshow 2015 Kia Soul EV+ (pictures) 52 Photos Hyundai’s 124-mile electric mixes sedan seating, hatchback convenience Share your voice 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus: A positive spin on an old favorite Tesla Model 3 barrels through the snow in Track Mode 37 Photos Smart Vision EQ Fortwo could be the future of urban mobility 51 Photos Electric Cars SUVs Crossovers Hatchbacks Sedans Stretch those electric legs in the longer-range 2019 BMW i3 48 Photos Jaguar I-PaceJaguar was one of the last companies we’d have expected to release a purely electric SUV. But it did, and the decision ended up working in its favor. The I-Pace looks like nothing else, drives like a Jag and offers a real alternative to the Tesla Model X. The I-Pace is a practical beast too, having been designed from the ground up to be an EV, it has plenty of space for people and things and a substantial range of 234 miles. 2016 Tesla Model S 60 Kia Soul EVThe Kia Soul EV is an excellent option for someone who wants an EV but who would like to fly under the radar most of the time. It’s the affordable, well-thought-out little SUV-hatchback-crossover thing we’ve always loved, just with way more torque and a range of only 111 miles. But we’d recommend that you wait for the 2020 model, which is better in almost every way, if you’re considering this. The 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a balance of power and practicality 38 Photos 30 Photos Tesla Model XThe Tesla Model X is like the Model S in that it’s fast and expensive, but it’s also bigger, roomier and has the craziest doors to be found on a production car this side of the Lamborghini Aventador. Thanks to a similar update to the Model S, the X 100D now offers 325 miles of range on a single charge. That’s not bad for something so big. VW e-Golf wraps new electric drive in hatchback goodness Tesla Model SThe Model S has been around in more or less the same form since 2012. It’s gotten several updates to its hardware, its styling and its performance but it is still one of the oldest vehicles here. That said, it’s also the reigning champ of all-electric range. Thanks to a recent overhaul, the S 100D can eke out 370 miles on a single charge. Unfortunately, it’s also $88,000 before adding things like different wheels, paint or Tesla’s dubiously named Full Self-Driving feature. 66 Photos The 2015 Fiat 500e is a chic Italian car with an eco sensibility (pictures) 45 Photos BMW i3BMW’s i3 has always been a little weird looking and expensive at $44,450, but it does offer a few things that nothing else in the class can match. The biggest of these is its carbon-fiber chassis, which increases stiffness, reduces weight and looks great on a spec sheet. The i3 is definitely meant to be a city car with a relatively short range — up to 153 miles — but it is easy to park and a nice place to spend time, so we can’t fault it too much. 2020 Kia Soul review: Well-rounded box 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric rocks a familiar form Smart Audi BMW Chevrolet Honda Hyundai Jaguar Kia Nissan Tesla Volkswagen Honda Clarity ElectricThe Honda Clarity Electric is available, it’s spacious and those are kind of the best things we can say about it. When you consider its size and the competition, a range of just 89 miles is unacceptable. Add in that you can’t buy the car outright, only lease it, and it compounds things further. Still, it’s a Honda and all the stuff that Honda does well — like build quality — is up there, so that counts for something. 14 Photos Audi Honda BMW Fiat Chevrolet Hyundai Kia Tesla Volkswagen Jaguar Smart ForTwo EQThis is a car that has never been a massive seller in the US. It’s expensive, not very practical and frankly not great. Smart has announced that the 2019 model year will be the company’s last in the US and Canada, and given the EQ’s low sales numbers, we’re not surprised. Still, its got a range of 58 miles (the worst on our list, but plenty in a city) and is probably the easiest thing on our list to park, so if that’s a priority for you, act fast. Tesla Model 3 Review: Performance trimlast_img read more

Bring SC BPL ryots under Pandiri District Collector Ayesha

Posted On Sep 6 2019 by

first_imgVikarabad: District Collector Ayesha Masrat Khanam said identify the farmers belong to SC and BC-C who are under BPL and take steps so that they can cultivate hybrid vegetables under Pandiri scheme. She reviewed a meeting on the pilot project, here on Wednesday at conference at collectorate.Speaking on the occasion, the Collector directed officials concerned to grant a loan of Rs 3.5 lakh for cultivating hybrid vegetables. The farmers who have at least 2.5 acres of land with proper power and water facilities. She also said that widows, physically challenged, widows of the farmers who committed suicide, surrendered Maoists are preferred in this scheme. She suggested Executive Director of SC corporation to provide 200 native chicken to the widows of SC category so that they can set a small poultry farm on their backyards. She also said the ED to propose SC women to set up neem cake plants. ED Babu Moses, District Agriculture Officer Gopal, LDM Sumalatha, animal husbandry official Vasantha Kumari, Scientists from Krishi Vignana Kendram Vijaykumar, Vidhyadhari were present.last_img read more

Spectators raise stink over stalling show sans notice at Prasad

Posted On Sep 6 2019 by

first_imgHyderabad: Tension prevailed at Prasad’s theatre in Hyderabad on Friday, when an argument raised between the spectators and the theater management. Without prior information when the management cancelled the show, the audience questioned the management for causing inconvenience to them and protested. When the staff reportedly answered them with negligence, an argument raised between them which further lead to tension in the theater premises.last_img

Fit Happy and Productive How Wearables Are Radically Transforming the Workplace

Posted On Aug 30 2019 by

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. July 2, 2016 Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Around the world, people use apps like Runtastic, Fitbit and Strava to keep track of their fitness — even at the office — measure their progress toward goals and show off on social media. We all know about that last one, right? Similar apps are also conquering the office, radically transforming the way we work.According to market intelligence firm Tractica, more than 75 million wearable devices will be deployed in enterprise and industrial environments between 2014 and 2020, good for a market share of about $6 billion, up 3,000 percent from today.Companies who already use enterprise wearables demonstrate that they can boost workers’ safety, productivity, collaboration and creativity. The possibilities are staggering, as these pioneers are already proving. Here’s how wearables will change the workplace.Related: Wearable Technology: A Powerful HR ToolThey will increase collaboration.Tokyo-based engineering and electronics company Hitachi decided to use a proprietary wearable in order to better measure and manage employee interaction. Hitachi developed the Hitachi Business Microscope, a card-shaped device that employees wear on a lanyard around their neck. The device contains a microphone, an accelerometer, infrared sensors and other data-collection devices. It tracks where workers are, who they talk to, how far away they stand from the colleagues they’re talking to, how often they make hand gestures, how frequently they nod and how the energy level in their voice changes.With this feedback, workers can see how their communication habits and energy levels change depending on whom they’re meeting and where the interaction takes place. An LCD screen shows real-time stats for personal feedback and benchmarking, and suggests strategies for improving collaboration.This technology has the potential to kill long meetings and boring presentations. In meetings where everybody wears badges, it becomes clear right away when speakers are annoying other participants. When they learn they are boring everyone senseless, they can stop talking, to save everyone’s precious time and sanity. Although, this kind of use might just have the opposite effect and create more tensions than collaborations.They will make us happier.Hitachi also developed a wearable sensor to measure employee happiness. It records when an employee is sitting, standing, typing or walking around. According to Hitachi, there is a link between a person’s physical movements and their sense of happiness.All these data allows Hitachi to calculate the happiness of the workforce. The idea is to help employers find ways to increase the happiness of their employees to help boost productivity.They will make us more fit.BP employees in the U.S. can sign up for a free Fitbit activity tracker. They are challenged by their employer to take one million steps each year,. Employees receive extra bonus points for every 1,000 steps on top of that. Fit employees are not only more productive, but as more and more companies all over the world have started to realize, they also afford BP to cut down on its health costs. In return, the employees using Fitbit to monitor their daily activities can enroll in more advantageous health insurance programs.Related: From Sleeping Aids to Vagina Trackers, 5 Tech Wearables That Aren’t Just for HipstersThey will keep us safer.Truck drivers at Rio Tinto’s coalmines in Hunter Valley, Australia wear the so-called “Smart Cap,” that prevents them from falling asleep behind the wheel. The Smart Cap looks just like a regular baseball cap, but it holds sensors across the wearer’s forehead to monitor signs of fatigue and assess their level of alertness. When the driver seems to be approaching a microsleep, the cap sends an early warning. The driver knows he should pull over to the side of the road, to take a power nap or switch to another task. Last year, the Smart Cap had more than one million hours of use.They will make us more productive.Supermarket chain Tesco was one of the earliest adopters of wearable technology.  At a distribution center in Ireland, Tesco workers move among 87 aisles of three-storey shelving racks. Many wear armbands that track the goods they’re gathering, freeing up time they would otherwise spend marking clipboards.A band also allots tasks to the wearer, forecasts his completion time, and quantifies his precise movements among the facility’s loading bays. Amazon and other big ecommerce players also use similar technology to speed up activities in its distribution centers.They will make us more profitable.It doesn’t come as a big surprise that some casinos in Las Vegas have found a way to use wearable technology to boost their profit. They provide their employees with smart watches, a fashion accessory that allows them to discretely access data in real time.When a high roller approaches a table, the floor manager alerts the staff members with an invisible buzz on their smart watch. The staff member immediately receives personal details about the high roller, allowing them to greet the person by name. The VIP will feel honored and will be more likely to spend more money on the table.Related: The Future of Wearables Depends on an Entirely New Business ModelThey will just make stuff easier.The Epicenter co-working space deserves a special mention. Some of the tenants had a tiny chip, the size of a grain of rice, implanted in their hand. Kind of radical, but hey, technically it’s still wearable technology.The chip has several functions. It opens the office doors at morning, it gives access to the printer or the photocopier, and it even keeps track of your personal expenses when you wish to order a sandwich for lunch. In the future, it might also get you on the metro or hook you up with a fresh pint in the pub right around the corner.Losing your keys, forgetting your badge at home or running out of change will never be inconvenient again. 5 min readlast_img read more

Courtney Act Coming out as genderqueer freed me from manhood

Posted On Aug 29 2019 by

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Courtney Act reveals how the label gender-queer freed her.The Celebrity Big Brother UK winner and Drag Race star spoke at National Student Pride about the importance of living beyond the binary today (10 February).Speaking to Evan Davies, Courtney defined the moment that changed how she saw gender and sexual identity.Courtney defines herself as pansexual and gender-queer‘There’s a lot of labels and how important they are. Once we start living in that truth,’ she said on stage to a packed out room in the cavernous basement of the University of Westminster, London,.‘For example, gender-queer set me free from feeling not good enough as a man.‘It set me free from not feeling valuable enough, strong enough as a man.‘When I realized my femininity was important and could be celebrated, it laid to rest a lifelong struggle with my gender.’ Commenting on Celebrity Big BrotherCourtney also paid tribute to Andrew Brady, her best friend in the Celebrity Big Brother house.‘Straight men are often the most rigid with their identity,’ she said.‘But for him all he wanted to do was learn. And maybe getting him into drag helped!’She also said she was grateful for the opportunity to Google Ann Widdecombe before she went into the house.‘Every conversation I had with Ann Widdecombe, I felt really defeated,’ she said.‘It’s great to get outside the echo chamber’‘What I didn’t realize everyone was watching it at home and hearing two parts of a conversation that needed to be heard.’Saying that, she said she was glad to ‘get outside the echo chamber’.‘I thought Ann would be the very right, conservative person and everyone else would be on my side,’ Courtney added.‘It was a lot more moderate than I expected.’Gay Star News is a media partner of National Student Pride.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Courtney Act: Accepting my gender identity freed meBianca Del Rio labels Ann Widdecombe a ‘c***’ while celebrating Courtney Act’s CBB winCourtney Act won Celebrity Big Brother and fans are so happy about itRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Magnus Hastings/InstagramCourtney Act is the winner of Celebrity Big Brotherlast_img read more

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Posted On Aug 27 2019 by

first_img Related Content March 24, 2015 — Ion Beam Applications S.A. (IBA) announced the successful expansion of IBA Academy on the Road “Small Field Dosimetry Workshop,” organized and hosted with Lung Center of the Philippines in Manila, and the Philippine Organization of Medical Physicists (POMP) on March 7. More than 25 attendees received in-depth lectures and hands-on training on how to save valuable time and increase accuracy and workflow efficiency when collecting beam data for input into a stereotactic treatment planning system. “The IBA Dosimetry workshop provided us an excellent opportunity to gain good insight about small field commissioning and annual QA [quality assurance]. This is very beneficial to our physicist’s work in Asia,” said Dan Manlapaz, chief physicist, Lung Center of the Philippines, and vice president of the Philippine Organization of Medical Physicists.“I find the course very timely to create awareness in the Philippine radiation oncology medical physicists, considering that a number of centers are now using specialized procedures that use small fields,” said Nieva O. Lingaton, health physicist III/head, SSDL, Center for Device Regulation, Radiation Health and Research, Department of Health. “The workshop also introduced the new technology of myQA that can help ease the life and improve the efficiency of medical physicists. We have experienced it several times during onsite audits that beam data and profile folders of certain fields we wanted to verify are missing.”   The class was divided into three smaller groups to allow for more individual “hands-on” training in: selection and set up of diodes and chambers for stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) data collection; organizing collection of data and handling of data files; and collecting small field and larger field X-ray data. Also demonstrated was how physicists will be able to simplify and maximize workflow efficiencies using the myQA global QA platform, which was launched at the 2014 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) annual meeting.IBA Dosimetry’s Academy on the Road evolved from the German-based International Competence Center (ICC). With customer advocacy at the core of their CAREprogram, IBA has invested in a full clinical lab available to end-users for hands-on training. “We understand that not everyone can make the journey to our dosimetry headquarters in Schwarzenbruck to experience the ICC, so we decided we could take the ICC to our end user.” said Lutz Mueller, M.D., head of the ICC.The next Academy on the Road training course, “Advanced Accelerator Beam Data Commissioning,” will be held at The John Theurer Cancer Center, Hackensack University Medical Center in May 2015. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | March 24, 2015 IBA Dosimetry’s CAREprogram Extends Training to the Medical Physicist Community in the Phillippines Small Field Dosimetry Workshop enables physicists to perform commissioning of stereotactic radiation therapy systems faster and with high accuracy Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more last_img read more

Philippines mourns as popular comedian is buried

Posted On Aug 18 2019 by

first_imgPresident Benigno Aquino III declared Friday a national day of remembrance to honor the movie icon.Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in the capital, Manila.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Viewers across the Philippines have watched the funeral of the country’s “King of Comedy” live on nationwide TV.Rodolfo Vera Quizon Sr. was a popular actor fondly called Dolphy by generations of Filipinos. The 83-year-old died Monday of multiple organ failure, kidney ailments and complications from pneumonia. He was buried Sunday.Quizon starred in more than 200 films in his 66-year career. Once a poor peanut vendor in moviehouses, he shot to fame playing gay roles and slapstick characters. He became so famous presidential bets courted his support in elections. He had 18 children with six women. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathscenter_img Comments   Share   Top Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milklast_img read more

Mortgage Rates Steady Amidst FOMC Meeting

Posted On Aug 15 2019 by

first_imgMortgage Rates Steady Amidst FOMC Meeting Share Mortgage rates remained fairly steady this week, even as the Financial Open Market Committee met to discuss potential hikes in the federal funds rate. According to a Bankrate survey, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate was 4.18 percent for the week—equating to a monthly payment of about $975 on a $200,000 loan. Last week, 30-year fixed rates sat at 4.19 percent.Jumbo 30-year fixed rates were slightly lower at 4.14 percent, while 15-year fixed rate mortgages fell to 3.39 percent, down from 3.43 percent last week. Five-year adjustable-rate mortgages decreased to 3.46 percent from last week’s 4.38 percent, and seven-year ARMs also dropped, hitting 3.62 percent.Freddie Mac also found mortgage rates were stable over the week, with 30-year fixed-rate mortgages dropping from 4.03 percent to 4.02.“The 10-year Treasury yield remained relatively flat this week, as did the 30-year mortgage rate which fell 1 basis point to 4.02 percent,” Freddie Mac reported. “Markets have been erring on the side of caution following a weak advance estimate for first-quarter GDP and the FOMC’s broadly expected decision to leave rates unchanged.”In all, Bankrate found that mortgage rates were 0.25 percent lower than in March when the FOMC raised the federal funds rate from 0.75 to 1 percent. According to Bankrate, the drop can largely be attributed to sluggish economic growth and pending international issues.“Weakness in first quarter economic growth and geopolitical concerns surrounding North Korea, Syria, and an election in France all contributed to bringing mortgage rates lower,” Bankrate reported. “But with the Fed’s glass-half-full economic outlook, dismissing the economic sluggishness at the beginning of the year as temporary, it is evident that the Fed remains inclined to continue raising interest rates.”This means the low rates won’t last long, according to Bankrate.“Mortgage rates are likely to trend higher through the balance of 2017 as interest rates rise, but as we’ve seen recently, there are likely to be plenty of ups and downs as economic sentiment swings back and forth.,” Bankrate reported.Read Bankrate’s data or Freddie Mac’s to learn more. May 4, 2017 567 Views center_img Bankrate Fannie Mae FOMC Mortgage Rates 2017-05-04 Aly J. Yale in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Newslast_img read more