City of Fort St John to hold Open House on Kin and

first_imgThe City says work on both Park Site Plans will be conducted at the same time for efficiency.Following the creation of both Park Site Plans, the upgrades will be included in future Capital Budgets for consideration.The Park Site Plans Open House will be taking place at the North Peace Cultural Centre on Tuesday, May 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for Kin Park and 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. for Surerus Park.For more information, and to provide input, you can visit letstalk.fortstjohn.ca. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John will be holding an Open House in regards to the future of Kin and Surerus Parks.According to the City, as part of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, it was identified that both Kin and Surerus are in need of upgrading.As part of the upgrading process, the City is seeking public input on the current state of the parks and what the future vision should include.last_img read more

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford slams Ontario budget says Liberals not curbing spending

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford slams Ontario budget, says Liberals not curbing spending by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 15, 2014 1:17 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is slamming the Ontario budget, saying the governing Liberals aren’t serious about slaying their $12.5-billion deficit.But Finance Minister Charles Sousa says Toronto is getting billions of dollars from the province and Ford is asking for more money.The budget included a promise to spend $130 billion on infrastructure over a decade, including $29 billion for public transit and transportation projects.Sousa says Ford is getting more money from the province than the federal government, which should be committing more funds for infrastructure projects.In his statement, Ford says he’s pleased there’s more money for infrastructure in the budget, but he’s “highly concerned” that the Liberals don’t seem to have a plan to reduce spending and find efficiencies.He says there’s no proof that the province is actually committed to eliminating its $12.5-billion deficit because the budget actually increases the shortfall.Ontario’s debt stands at a “staggering $289 billion,” Ford said in a statement.“That is over $22,000 of debt per Ontario resident,” he said.“Meanwhile, the 2014 provincial budget does nothing to reduce this burden. Instead, the province plans on adding an additional $20 billion to its already crippling debt load.”Toronto’s credit rating and outlook remains strong, while debt rating agencies are putting Ontario on watch about a possible downgrade, said Ford, who is campaigning for re-election in October.“At the City of Toronto, I have shown that we can drive efficiencies and reduce the burden on taxpayers, while still investing billions of dollars in important infrastructure needs.”Ford returned to city hall two weeks ago after spending two months in rehab to cope with substance abuse problems. read more

Sanctity of life paramount UN relief chief says in South Sudan spotlighting

“It is very important that we carry a message that the one thing that matters above all else is that the sanctity of life should be paramount and that we should be doing everything we can to protect civilians, innocent civilians from the terrible risk and the fear of death from all the violence that is taking place,” said Stephen O’Brien, who is also the UN Under Secretary-General for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. In the South Sudanese capital of Juba, he met with President Salva Kiir to discuss the humanitarian crisis, expressing the need for violence to stop for the sake of the people and the future of the country. Yesterday, the Under Secretary-General visited a UN civilian protection site in Juba, where some 20,000 people are sheltered, some for up to 19 months. There, he spoke with a group of women living in the UN protection site who shared stories of their suffering. Tomorrow, Mr. O’Brien is scheduled to visit Unity state, one of the areas hardest hit by the conflict.The security situation in South Sudan has deteriorated steadily over the past year since political in-fighting between President Kiir and his former Vice-President, Riek Machar, and their respective factions erupted in December 2013. The hostilities subsequently turned into a full-fledged conflict, resulting in reported atrocities and possible war crimes.According to the latest estimates released by the UN refugee agency, more than 730,000 people have fled into neighbouring countries such as Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, which has seen the highest arrival rate this year. Meanwhile, another 1.5 million remain internally displaced, often relocated to increasingly overcrowded ‘protection-of-civilians’ sites run by the UN Mission in South Sudan, also known as UNMISS. Just two weeks ago, the UN Security Council marked the fourth anniversary of South Sudan’s independence by expressing profound disappointment in South Sudan’s leaders for putting their personal ambitions ahead of the good of their country and their people, sparking months of politically motivated violence that has left thousands dead and caused a “man-made…catastrophe.” read more

Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Lands Workout with Seattle Seahawks

Colin Kaepernick is speculated to have been blackballed because of his national anthem protest. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Sport)Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is reportedly set to work out with the Seattle Seahawks a week after Pete Carroll revealed he’s considering him for a back-up role.Kaepernick has remained unsigned since he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March and NFL Network reported the Seahawks will have him and other reserve quarterbacks work out Wednesday, May 24, a change of plans notwithstanding. Former Denver Broncos quarterback Austin Davis also is set to visit.Kaepernick’s rumored meeting adds fuel to speculation that he could be joining the Seahawks after Carroll was asked if the team is considering putting him and fellow free agent Robert Griffin III behind QB Russell Wilson.“We’re looking at everybody. We really are,” Carroll told “Brock and Salk.” “We’ve been tracking everything that’s going on, and we’ve got cap and roster issues and stuff like that that we’re still trying to manage properly. But, quite frankly, yes, we are looking at all those guys.”Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett believes Kaepernick, who stirred controversy after his season-long protest of the national anthem, would make a great addition.“I think a person that’s dedicating their life to creating change, why wouldn’t you want that type of leadership in your locker room?” Bennett told 710 ESPN Seattle. “Why wouldn’t you want a young person that’s dealt with people wanting to kill him because of his choices in life?“So, I don’t know why people feel like that is a problem.” read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State hopes to keep momentum rolling into tough matchup

Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann coaches Kaleb Wesson (34) on the sideline in the second half of an exhibition win against Wooster on Nov. 5, 2017 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentThe Ohio State men’s basketball team (6-3, 1-0 Big Ten) has wind in its sails as it prepares to square off against its arch-rival Michigan (7-2, 1-0 Big Ten) in the Schottenstein Center Monday at 6:30 p.m.The Buckeyes came away with their first signature win of the season Saturday in an 83-58 blowout of Wisconsin (3-5, 0-1 Big Ten) in Madison, Wisconsin.This game against Michigan will round out what has been a challenging slate of games for the Buckeyes. They will finish a stretch of six games in two weeks, having already played against then-No. 17 Gonzaga, Stanford, Butler, Clemson and Wisconsin.The team lost three of the games over that stretch, including blowing back-to-back double-digit leads to Butler and Clemson, respectively, but head coach Chris Holtmann said he believes the commanding win against Wisconsin was a confidence boost for a team that started to lose momentum.“We’ll see how we finish this stretch, but certainly I’m pleased with how we responded [Saturday] and then we’ll see if we can just continue to build off of it really into the coming weeks,” Holtmann said.Scouting MichiganOhio State will be transitioning from facing a team that possessed more gerth and started two forwards in Wisconsin and three guards to a taller, slightly lankier team that starts just one forward and four guards in Michigan.Though the Wolverines are not as heavy as the starting five for the Badgers, they possess the higher rebound margin with 1.2 compared to Wisconsin’s minus-1 margin. Offensively, every starter on the team has proven capable of knocking down 3-pointers. Though junior guard Duncan Robinson leads the team with 22 successful makes in 61 tries from beyond the arc, all six of the players who have started for Michigan have at least 20 attempts and 10 makes from 3-point range. Michigan has attempted the 15th-most 3-pointers in the nation (246) and drained the 20th-most (87).On the other side of the court, Michigan has proven to be among the most vaunted defenses in the nation. Its 62.4 points per game allowed is 29th-fewest in the nation, and its 66 steals rank 42nd-most.Holtmann views Michigan as a lock for the NCAA Tournament already at this early stage in the season and a team that will provide Ohio State with plenty of challenges in its attempt to end this stretch of games on a high note.“Their ability to spread you out, to make shots, to play downhill in transition, to play inside-out and their length,” Holtmann said. “They’ve got good size, good positional length. They’re just across the board a really complete team that’s no question one of the best teams we’ve played all year.”A key matchup in the game will come down to the battle at center between Michigan forward Moritz Wagner and Ohio State’s Kaleb Wesson. Wagner leads Michigan in points per game (15.6) and rebounds per game (8.4) while serving as the team’s lone starting big man. Wesson, on the other hand, has been filling in at center for injured center Micah Potter.Since becoming the starter, Wesson has double-digit points in four of the five games, including a career-high 19 his last time out against Wisconsin.Holtmann said Wesson has done everything asked of him so far and has held his own against some tough matchups. Starting opposite Wagner, a player Holtmann described as a “future NBA player,” he will have to continue to prove he is ready for this next challenge in his true freshman season.“There’s things we feel like he can continue to improve in, but man he’s given a great lift coming in with obviously the injury and the depth issues we have there,” Holtmann said.Micah Potter health update:Wesson will have to continue his strong play at center for the Buckeyes because Potter will be out a little longer. Holtmann said Sunday that Potter’s ankle injury, though not from season-ending, is probably going to force the team to temporarily shut down the sophomore for the foreseeable future until he can fully heal.“He wants to get back. We desperately want him back in the lineup and we need him. He was obviously playing really well before he got hurt,” Holtmann said. “But with ankles, it may be the right thing to just kind of let it heal, limit anything he does until he is completely confident in his strength.”Ohio State has been largely without its starting center for the better part of the past five games. During the team’s fourth game of the season, Potter injured his ankle and was forced to leave the game having played in only 13 minutes. He missed the next game against then-No. 17 Gonzaga. Against Stanford and Butler, he played in just 10 minutes combined and missed all of the game against Clemson. He played just three minutes against Wisconsin. read more

Anti Doping Commision Suspension for Mimi Kraus

← Previous Story Maccabi Tel Aviv have a new coach – Nikola Maksimovic Next Story → Men’s U20 EUR0 2014 – DAY 1: Denmark against Serbia – France VS Norway German playmaker Michael Kraus (31) won’t be able to play handball in upcoming period due suspension of Anti Doping Commision of German Handball Federation, who couldn’t find and test him couple of times. He is suspended with immediate effect.“The DHB fully agrees with the zero-tolerance line of DOSB in anti-doping fight. Our Anti-Doping Commission will hear the case in the further proceedings consistent and based on the NADA Code and the Anti-Doping Regulations of the DHB, “says DHB President Bernhard Bauer. “I want to emphasize that this is not a positive doping test, but mandatory reporting and control failures in Michael Kraus. Unfortunately, I must also thereby find that Michael still has not really grown up -., He must learn to avoid such oversights – said the first men of the German handball. handball dopingMichael Kraus read more

Researchers create porn audio detection system

first_imgThere are many cases where filtering through content for pornographic material not only makes sense, but is required. A great example of that is YouTube as it needs to keep its service free of porn, and anything classed as remotely adult sits behind an age warning.The main way of detecting porn is to use image filtering techniques. Such filtering has progressively got better. Detecting the difference between porn and an innocent scene that has a lot of skin on show will work 90+ times out of a 100. But such systems can always be improved, and researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Sciences and Technology believe they have a way to increase detection rates and lower false positives.Rather than looking at the video imagery, researchers Hoirin Kim and MungJon Kim focused on the audio instead. They discovered that the audio in pornography is quite distinct and therefore is easy to detect. They created spectograms of audio clips using a radon transform to represent the voice, music, and sound effects along a parallel path.The results showed a clear distinction between porn audio and that found in most movies, TV, and music. Porn is decidedly high pitched, quick changing and repetitive.Using what they had learned, the two Kims were able to classify different types of audio and distinguish them as porn sounds or not. When tested across multiple soundtracks, they achieved a 93% success rate.On its own, that’s a very reliable system, but if you combine it with image filtering too it takes the success rate up significantly higher and therefore will be desirable for anyone having to carry out automated porn searches.Read more at New Scientistlast_img read more

LIFX is a smart multicolor light bulb you control with a smartphone

first_imgWe don’t get up to change the channel on our TVs, we use remotes, so why do we still get up to switch the lights on and off? Phil Bosua makes a very good point and it seems that thousands of people agree with his Kickstarter to create smart light bulbs that you can control with your smartphone.It’s called LIFX and it’s a bulb that’s energy efficient, multi-colored, LED and Wi-Fi enabled. It’s the smartest light bulb ever created and you can use your iPhone or Android device to turn the lights on and off, change the light color, adjust brightness, create mood lighting that matches your music’s beat, and even set the lights to slowly dim (or slowly get brighter) to help you get to sleep or wake up.The LIFX is easy to install and use, simply take out your old bulb and put in the new one the same way you would replace any bulb. Then download the free LIFX app from your app store of choice as a controller, and you’re away. It couldn’t be easier.At $69 a bulb on Kickstarter, it’s not the cheapest lighting solution, but you get a lot of brains for your buck, plus the bulb can last up to 25 years, which works out to less than $3 per year. What’s most surprising, however, is how much this campaign has grabbed people’s attention. The Kickstarter has only just entered its second day and yet 2,971 people have pledged $402,977 into LIFX–that’s more than four times the original $100,000 goal.The figure continued to go up as I typed these very words and with 58 days to go, this Kickstarter is likely to be another record breaker.via Kickstarterlast_img read more

Une alerte pour pollution à lozone dans le Sudest

first_imgUne alerte pour pollution à l’ozone dans le Sud-estJeudi, les autorités ont déclenché une alerte de niveau 1 pour pollution à l’ozone. Celle-ci concerne quatre département du Sud-est : les Bouches-du-Rhône, les Alpes de Haute-Provence, le Var et le Vaucluse. Des mesures de limitation de vitesse ont été mises en place.Des pics d’ozone ont été enregistrés mercredi dans quatre départements du Sud-est de la France. Aujourd’hui, les préfectures concernées ont donc déclenché une alerte de niveau 1 afin de mettre en place des mesures destinées à abaisser les niveaux de pollution, parmi lesquelles une limitation de la vitesse de circulation. À lire aussiTote bag, G20 et paternité, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 18 juinEn effet, la pollution à l’ozone résulte de l’action du soleil sur certains polluants automobiles ou industriels et est aggravée par l’intensité du soleil et les faibles vents, rappelle l’AFP. Ainsi, dans les Bouches-du-Rhône, les Alpes de Haute-Provence, le Var et le Vaucluse, la vitesse de circulation est réduite de 30 kilomètres par heure sur toutes les voies de circulation et ce, entre 6H et 21H. Par ailleurs, la préfecture des Bouches-du-Rhône a indiqué dans un communiqué que des mesures étaient également prises “vis à vis des industriels pour qu’ils réduisent leurs rejets polluants”. Enfin, dans les quatre départements, les autorités ont recommandé aux habitants “de privilégier l’usage des transports en commun et du covoiturage” et “d’éviter les efforts physiques intenses pendant la journée, en particulier pour les personnes sensibles (enfants, personnes âgées, personnes asthmatiques ou allergiques et personnes souffrant de problèmes respiratoires ou cardiovasculaires)”, rapporte l’AFP. Le 18 août 2011 à 10:07 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

AJ Styles issues new tweet apologizing for missing weekend WWE live events, reveals he…

first_imgFacebook Videos Articles You’re forgiven AJ. Feel better. It will probably come, he’s a fairly new guy in WWE pushed to main event status right away, first feuding with Y2J and then straight into the main event. May 16, 2016 at 8:03 am May 15, 2016 at 10:38 am main eventing 2 pay per views in a row is a pretty good push Now Playing Up Next May 16, 2016 at 3:30 am I wish AJ Styles can get a decent push in WWE. If not the WWE World Heavyweight Championship they should at least give a Intercotinetal or U.S. Championship push. Videos Articles Mark Tate unknown May 14, 2016 at 9:58 pm I don’t see the two as mutually exclusive. He has been far from buried by RR… May 14, 2016 at 9:41 pm NJ Louch TheCyberZon WWE RAW Results – 8/19/19 (King of the Ring Tournament begins, United States Title match) Mark Tate NJ Louch Twitter ♬ Giant Pianist ♬ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Roman Reigns TheCyberZon Steven Herrera May 15, 2016 at 12:01 pm Daniel Bryan WWE star AJ Styles issued the following tweet on Saturday apologizing for missing weekend WWE live events in North Carolina and South Carolina.Styles, who was scheduled to wrestle at live events in Greenville on Friday, Raleigh on Saturday and Sunday in Columbia, revealed he suffered an ankle injury.WWE pulled Styles from the events to rest up for his Extreme Rules main event against Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in an Extreme Rules match. He noted he would be at RAW this Monday night in Greensboro as expected.For those of you who were expecting to see AJ Styles this weekend, I apologize. Banged my ankle up pretty good, but I’ll be ready for RAW.— AJStyles.Org (@AJStylesOrg) May 14, 2016 Peter Dolly Yeah it only took pretty much their entire wrestlemania card being changed due to injuries for them to realize. Is it a push or is it to try and make Reigns look more legit? Styles has proven he could get a 5 star match out of a mop. True,but I wish WWE would give him a title push. A.J. Styles Now Playing Up Next Cameron Huff Was Vince McMahon Reluctant To Let AJ Styles Join WWE? Cameron Huff WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte May 15, 2016 at 10:44 am They have him in a decent programme with Reigns, their “top guy” (ugh). I consider that a push! Now Playing Up Next 12 COMMENTS Pinterest May 14, 2016 at 4:13 pm May 15, 2016 at 10:52 am Now Playing Up Next Right? Finally WWE realizes to play it safe with their stars. WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Tournament begins, United States Championship match WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi ArabiaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Google+ Glad to hear it was a minor injury, hopefully it is just a sore ankle and nothing worse. I still wish he could have made an appearance at the show just to please fans even if as a run-in, but hopefully he’ll win the title at Extreme Rules! If not he needs an IC or US title run….. Videos Articles John Oliver Takes On The WWE May 15, 2016 at 10:46 am May 16, 2016 at 8:05 am Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins May 16, 2016 at 12:03 pm Comments are closed.last_img read more

DEC Finds Bacteria Levels Below State Standard On Kenai River Beaches

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has completed the 2018 Kenai Beach Monitoring Program for coastal areas in Kenai.Beaches monitored this season includeSouth Kenai River BeachNorth Kenai River BeachEnterococci levels were found to be below the state standards for recreational uses at both beaches. The City of Kenai has implemented Best Management Practices to remove fish carcasses discarded on the recreational beaches during the July Personal Use Fishery. The practices were undertaken to discourage the presence of seabirds and therefore reduce the bacteria from seabird waste. Nancy Sonafrank with DEC: “The high bacteria had been found during previous fisheries and we think it’s mostly related to nearby seagulls that are feeding off of the fish as well.”  The DEC plans to continue Bacteria monitoring for 2019 to help further determine bacteria sources, and to understand the natural background levels of bacteria. Further sampling will continue during the recreation season in summer, 2019. Water samples were collected weekly from June 12 to September 7 at the two beach locations, after the DEC announced water quality samples taken on both beaches contained levels above Alaska’s enterococci and fecal coliform bacteria limit for recreation and harvesting for consumption of raw fish and shellfish. The purpose of DEC’s 2018-2019 monitoring on the Kenai River coastal beach areas is to evaluate background levels of bacteria before, during and after the fishery season to determine progress towards meeting water quality standards. The 2018 monitoring location maps and an analytical data results table are available on the Alaska BEACH Grant Program Website; the 2018 monitoring report will be posted on the website in late 2018.last_img read more

Inside the Wholesaler Distribution Dynamic

first_imgWhile readers of my blog often contact me with intriguing and sometimes unexpected information or ideas, it isn’t often that anyone brings up topics that I don’t think I already know something about.Larry Scheur succeeded in doing that in a recent series of communications.Larry is a real old-time independent wholesaler from Buffalo New York. He created “The Buffalo System,” which pioneered the use of title- and retailer-specific formulas into order regulation. And he asserts that NO ONE truly understands the economics of magazine distribution from the wholesaler standpoint. Based on what he’s been telling me, that is certainly an assertion that applies to me.What the wholesalers are saying about being unable to make money under existing conditions, Larry told me, is absolutely true. In fact, he says, wholesalers rarely—if ever—made money from sales. Profits, he says, came from “service charges, retailer under claims, retailer bankruptcies, return over claims, shortages, unreported overages, and special deals with national distributors.”Naturally I—like anyone who’s been in newsstand distribution for enough years—had heard rumors of some irregularities in the old days of our business; but the concept that these irregularities might be so institutionalized as to provide the very basis of the survival of our business was (and is) astonishing to me. Larry, however, was willing to provide many examples.“A highly respected EVP of a major national distributor once took to me to lunch,” he offered. “He said he would approve all my affidavits, no matter what the claim, for a 10 percent fee. I was shocked and upset. He called after me as I ran from the restaurant, ‘It’s all right, I already have three wholesalers on board.’” The Buffalo System was, Larry tells me, the first single-entry returns system. The purpose of the single-entry system is to ensure that the total (bulk) sales on the wholesaler system reconcile with the sales tracked by individual retail outlet. As an example, Larry told me about a wholesaler whose system showed two programs. One was designated “OverReturn” and the other was named “ShortReturn.” OverReturn added the totaled retailer returns for a title and issue and compared it to the wholesaler bulk record file for the same title/issue. If the retailer returns were higher, the program added a compensating amount to the bulk record for processing to the ND. The ShortReturn program functioned similarly. If the O&R returns totaled less than the bulk return, the program determined the missing amount and either created a stock account or multiplied returns over a determined number by the factorial difference.Improvements in auditing and tracking must have cleaned up these irregularities to a fair degree, though Larry maintains there is still an element going on today. Although, he admits, there were some wholesalers—Bob Cohen of Hudson News was one—who kept everything strictly above-board. “He wanted everything legit,” Larry said. “A very clean system.”Regardless of what may have happened in the wild-west days of magazine distribution, the situation is considerably more precarious today. I told Larry about a consultant who contacted me with to talk about “Plan B”—code for, “how are we all going to keep our jobs?” This consultant asked, “Even with all of the recent technology, how are returns going to be handled if, as some people have suggested, we bypass the wholesaler? What happens to the affidavit? Can the retailers scan returns the way the wholesalers can? And doesn’t setting up direct relationships give the retailer a license to steal?”Larry thinks there are possible direct-distribution-based solutions to our current predicament; and to put them in place he suggests, as another former independent wholesaler did not long ago, going “back to the future.” His suggestions:1) Re-implement the once highly successful Family Circle/Woman’s Day direct model, devoid of national distributor involvement, utilizing cross-docking. (Cross-docking is a term used in shipping logistics that involves moving product from truck-to-truck without the intermediate warehousing; WalMart has used it to move retail product since the 1980s).2) Similarly, Larry suggested, the industry should take a look at the once highly controversial Kresge/TV Guide system. This system, Larry explained, was similar to the Family Circle/Woman’s Day model, with the addition of expedited delivery. “TV Guide printed on Saturday and shipped 20 million copies with over 170 editions to wholesalers expecting Monday on sale,” Larry explained. “TV Guide made deals with national chains—Kresge, Neisners, F.W. Woolworths, W.T Grants, etc.—that were not typically wholesaler serviced. They required the wholesaler to deliver the predetermined allotment as well as collect the unsolds (if any) for a small fee paid by TV Guide. A store stamp verified delivery. As some of these stores were in rural areas, wholesalers sometimes used busses and trains, hiring a delivery agent in these areas. A reship allowance was paid by Triangle Publications to wholesalers providing this service.  These solutions, I thought, appear tailored to the large general-interest publications whose day has come and gone. What about the special interest publications and the independent publishers?Systems today, Larry pointed out, are also tailored around those mass-market publishers. “Look at the Order & Regulation systems,” he said. “Prior to UPCs, only 10 percent of titles were tracked issue by issue. Comparatives worked. They built the crosswords category. Wholesalers maintained O&R on the top two or three crosswords and used those sales to determine retail store allocations for the rest of the line.”What does that mean for the special-interest publisher? I asked. Was he expressing the idea that a more targeted publisher can be hurt by over-regulation?But Larry was talking about more than a publisher or a publication. His point was that a whole category—a whole industry—can be hurt by over-regulation. “O&R destroyed comics,” he said. “You start a downward trend which then negatively affect allocations. Thirty percent sell through—what you get with the niche publications—needs no O&R. Look at history, and you will see how it works.”last_img read more

Kapil Sharma Show Sonakshi Sinha reveals why Salman Khan is still upset

first_imgSonakshi Sinha, Salman KhanInstagramThe Kapil Sharma Show may have been facing tough competition in the TRP race from other TV shows like Nach Baliye 9 and Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2. But the comedy show has never failed to entertain the audience by giving them a dose of heavy laughter every weekend. And this time, Sonakhi Sinha and rapper Badshah will be seen as the guests on the show. And while sharing some interesting stories about her life, Sonakshi revealed the reason why Salman Khan is still upset with her.So when Sonakshi was having a good time interacting with Kapil Sharma on the show, the comedian began dwelling on the past when Sonakshi had received her first ever salary cheque. While talking about it, Kapil informed the audience that Sonakshi’s proud mother Poonam Sinha had framed her first cheque on the walls of her house.To this Sonakshi added that she had volunteered for Lakme Fashion Week where she was supposed to help the guests find their seats. She stumbled upon Salman Khan who had then immediately asked her, “what are you doing here? Go loose some weight and do movies.”She said that Salman had then asked her if she was getting paid for the job. When Sonakshi replied with a ‘yes’, Salman asked her if she would take him out for dinner with her first salary. But she didn’t. And guess what, till date, Salman keeps taunting Sonakshi about the incident.Sonakshi also revealed that it was that time when Salman had offered her a role in Dabangg which turned out to be a blockbuster. She will now be seen in Dabangg 3 with Salman which also stars Kannda actor Kiccha Sudeep who plays the antagonist. The film is being directed by Prabhu Deva.Take a look. Salman Khan aaj tak Sonakshi se expect karte hain dinner ka invitation. Dekhiye #TheKapilSharmaShow, Sat-Sun raat 9:30 baje. @KapilSharmaK9 @kikusharda @haanjichandan @Krushna_KAS @bharti_lalli @sumona24 @RochelleMRao @apshaha @Banijayasia pic.twitter.com/V4qyl0ckae— Sony TV (@SonyTV) August 2, 2019last_img read more

3 missing students found dead in Coxs Bazar

first_imgcox`s-bazarMembers of Fire Service and Civil Defence recovered three bodies among five students who went missing while bathing in Matamuhuri river in Chakoria upazila in Cox’s Bazar on Saturday, reports UNB.The accident took place near Matamuhuri Bridge in the afternoon, said Kamal Hossain, deputy commissioner (DC) of the district.The missing students are Sayeed Jawat Orbit, Punno Bhattacharja, Farhan Bin Shawkat and Aminul Islam, all Class-X students and Aftab Hossain of Class-IX.All of them were students of Chakaria Grammar School adjacent to the river.Headmaster of the school, Rafiqul Islam, said after finishing the exams, some students were to play football at a playground near the school around 4:30 pm.At one stage their ball fell into the river and several of them dived into the water to bring it back.”One of them swam ashore and five went missing as they were hit by a strong current of the river,” the headmaster added.Rescuers were still searching for the remaining two students till filing of this report.last_img

Shooting reported at Texas high school

first_imgA shooting was reported Friday morning at a high school in Texas, where a witness said a gunman opened fire with a shotgun, prompting the district to initiate a “lockdown.””There was someone that walked in with a shotgun and started shooting, and this girl got shot in the leg,” an eyewitness identified as Nikki told local television station KTRK of the incident at Santa Fe High School in a suburb of Houston.The eyewitness said students fled the school in a panic.Parent Richard Allen told the station he arrived at the school soon after the shooting and reported seeing a number of victims being taken away in ambulances.”My son said someone went into the art room and started shooting a lot of the kids,” Allen said.A large contingent of police as well as agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were responding to the school campus.Television footage showed students being led out of the school in a single file.Some students were evacuated to a nearby auto shop, where parents were picking up their children, according to KHOU TV.The school district announced a “lockdown” in response to the shooting, but it was not immediately clear how many schools were affected”This morning an incident occurred at the high school involving an active shooter. The district has initiated a lockdown,” it said on its website.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | August 13, 2009 MEDRAD’s Continuum MR Infusion System Adds Disposables Set News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more Related Content News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more August 13, 2009 – MEDRAD has introduced an eight-piece microbore disposables set for the Continuum MR Infusion System, which it is featuring at the AHRA meeting.The disposables set reduces the priming volume of pharmaceuticals used and, as a result, reduces procedure cost. The disposables set extends ease of providing MRI access and improves workflow when caring for medication-dependent patients. The disposables set also extends clinicians ability to provide more immediate care in MRI for ER, critical care and trauma patients. Without proper equipment and disposables, sites must initiate workarounds for delivering patient medications through a pump placed outside the scan room with multiple lengths of extension tubing.Additional benefits that the disposables in the new set deliver to clinicians include:- Improved workflow efficiency- Capability to have backup sedation medication source – Clear y-connectors that allow for visual air detection – Thick-wall tubing that decreases the probability of occlusion factors- Ability to increase the types and numbers of applications performedThe Continuum MR Infusion System and the wireless remote display enable clinicians to manage a patient’s medication infusion during a magnetic resonance (MR) procedure from both inside and outside the scan room. When changes are needed, including flow rate, bolus, or to start or stop the infusion altogether, clinicians can control these parameters without interrupting the MRI scan using the wireless remote display featuring a color touch screen. • Continuum Wireless joins the Veris MR Monitor as the second product to utilize MEDRAD’s Certo MR Wireless Network. The original Continuum MR Infusion System was introduced in 2002 as the first infusion system designed for the challenging electro-magnetic environment in MR. MEDRAD has designed an upgrade path to wireless for current Continuum users. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more last_img read more

Transat buys up land in Mexico one step closer to launching its

first_img MONTREAL — Transat A.T. Inc. has made its first step towards the goal of opening its own hotels with the announcement that it has purchased land in Riviera Maya, Mexico.The stretch of land, located in Puerto Morelos on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, is ideally situated midway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, some 20 kilometres from Cancun International Airport.In addition, the company has entered into a promissory agreement to purchase a second adjacent property for a total consideration of between US$54 and $57 million to build a new beachfront resort.The agreement is subject to certain usual conditions and is anticipated to close on or around Nov. 1, 2018.“We are very pleased with these transactions in a prominent Mexican tourism market,” said Transat President and Chief Executive Officer Jean-Marc Eustache. “This is just the beginning: we are continuing our exploratory work with the objective of finding attractive land or hotels that we can acquire or manage. Our company’s future growth will be built on hotel development and, obviously, the strength of our leisure travel business.”More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckFirst announced in July 2017 following the sale of its minority 35% interest in Ocean Hotels, Transat’s new hotel division will include some 5,000 owned or managed hotel rooms at its main Sun destinations by 2024. Posted by Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Share << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Tags: Hotels & Resorts, Riviera Maya, Transat Transat buys up land in Mexico, one step closer to launching its first resort Travelweek Group last_img read more

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AMBER to create 350 new research positions from 20192025

first_imgAMBER, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Materials and Bio-Engineering Research headquartered at Trinity College Dublin, has today launched its second phase of the centre which will see 350 new research positions created directly between 2019 and 2025, while also supporting the Government’s Future Jobs Ireland initiative. This second phase is being delivered via €40 million in funding over the next six years through Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Research Centres Programme, coupled with €77 million in cash and in-kind contributions which AMBER will raise in investment from industry and non-exchequer sources through their collaborative and international research activities.With a total employment of 1116 staff, during the first phase of the centre (2013-2019), AMBER generated 14,279 jobs nationwide in sectors such as biomedicine, pharmaceutical, energy and ICT. During this time, for every €1 invested, AMBER has helped the Irish economy to grow by €5. The AMBER centre has made valuable contributions to the economic and societal wellbeing of Ireland by partnering with over 40 companies from SME’s to Multinational Companies and attracting over €40 million in international research funding.New investment from government, industry and international research funding during phase two (2019-2025) will grow the Centre’s world leading academic and industry orientated materials science research in critical and emerging sectors of the economy, such as ICT, MedTech, manufacturing technologies and energy.Between 2019 and 2025 AMBER will bring together research clusters to address current gaps in knowledge, drive advances in materials science and engineering, and translate research excellence into new sustainable products and technologies for society and solutions for industry. AMBER’s work will create new materials and technologies that minimise environmental impact and build a sustainable future. The creation of 350 new research positions will also strongly contribute to the Government’s Future Jobs Ireland initiative by promoting interest in ICT, manufacturing technologies and energy, thereby ensuring that our economy is well positioned into the future.The funding will expand AMBER’s remit into the realm of materials for sustainability, developing Irish science to support a green revolution aligning with the All Government Climate Action Plan. It will play a significant part in tackling climate change and supporting the circular economy, through, for example, research into sustainable biopolymers as alternatives to synthetic polymers, and working with industry to reduce waste and increase resource efficiency.Other significant environmental impacts will be achieved through the development of novel energy technologies and innovative materials for energy harvesting, delivery, and storage. The development of new technologies to convert light into chemical energy, cost-effective thermo-electric generators and high-performing magnets for energy applications will all contribute to reduce environmentally damaging emissions and increase energy efficiency.AMBER scientists pioneering new technologiesAMBER scientists are pioneering new technologies that reduce power consumption in electronic devices and data centres, enable better batteries for energy storage, promote the capture and conversion of carbon dioxide and develop alternatives to petroleum-based polymers for consumer products. With a track record in materials science research rivalling other world-leading scientific institutions, AMBER research is creating new sustainable materials that will provide solutions for current problems and address future needs.AMBER currently partners with 40 companies across the fields of ICT, medical technologies and devices, as well as those in the sustainability and manufacturing. AMBER will continue to significantly scale its industry investment during the centre’s second phase, aligning its vision with Enterprise 2025, Ireland’s national policy document by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. AMBER will play a crucial role for both multi nationals and SMEs in driving innovation and will demonstrate economic impacts through retaining Irish-based multinationals, driving their research and development agendas. It will also attract new foreign direct investment to Ireland and investment from foreign-owned businesses within Ireland, strengthen SME investment in research and development and create new spin-out businesses.AMBER researchers are world leaders in the area of biomaterials for tissue regeneration, additive manufacturing, bioprinting and scaffold-mediated drug delivery, and will facilitate the development of new engineered implants, between 2019 and 2025, alongside researchers with expertise in immunology and 2D materials. Expected impacts in the area of health include the development of new therapies for the treatment of bone defects and heart attacks, peripheral nerve repair, joint repair and wound healing, as well as developing new methods for monitoring health.Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD said: “The second phase of AMBER will contribute hugely to the Government’s strategy to prepare now for tomorrow’s world, through plans like Future Jobs Ireland and Project Ireland 2040. The work done by AMBER previously has helped position Ireland as a world leader in research, further strengthening our global credibility across a number of different sectors.”Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, said: “I congratulate AMBER on all of its success as it moves to the next phase. SFI Research Centres such as AMBER provide the basis for Ireland to move towards becoming an innovation leader, by providing new thinking and new solutions. We have many opportunities, including those I set out in the recently published National Space Strategy for Enterprise, it is important that we invest in excellent research to allow us to take full competitive advantage and deliver this potential.”Professor Mark Ferguson, Director General Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland, said: “The SFI Research Centre AMBER has contributed hugely to fundamental and applied materials science research. In only a short period AMBER has made incredible progress, in terms of increased academic and industrial collaboration, training PhD students for industry, winning competitive funding from the EU, producing excellent scientific results and public engagement. Science Foundation Ireland looks forward to continuing to support this world-class centre, increasing our ability to positively impact both society and the economy through excellent scientific research.”Dr Patrick Prendergast, Provost of Trinity, said: “AMBER has played a leading role in consolidating Ireland’s reputation for materials and bioengineering science research and this announcement highlights the ongoing ambition of the centre to create high-quality, high-tech employment opportunities for the future. AMBER has been a successful model for linking industry and academia, underpinned with fundamental research, and will continue to positively contribute to the economy and society. Trinity is committed to fundamental research and generating close links between industry and academia which AMBER will continue to forge and that will create new business opportunities for the future.”Ruairí Quinn, Chair of AMBER, said: “The second stage of AMBER will ensure that our researchers can carry out breakthroughs in some of society’s greatest challenges through collaboration and engagement with national and international academics, businesses and communities. With an expanded remit in training and researcher development, we can contribute significantly in preparing highly skilled individuals for the Irish workforce. The centre will continue to be a recognised model in Ireland for driving our international reputation in science and become one of the world’s leading materials science centres.”Professor Mick Morris, Director of AMBER, said: “As part of AMBER’s second phase, the centre will demonstrate significant impacts which will benefit individuals, communities, organisations and society both in Ireland and around the world. We will do this by delivering world-class materials science research and forming strategic alliances with industry, as well as significant collaborations with leading academics and clinicians. The quality of our scientific research is critical for AMBER in attracting and sustaining long term engagements with industry, providing a skilled workforce competing for non-exchequer funding and tackling global challenges.”last_img read more

Mike Leach has some brutally honest thoughts on the NCAAs decision

first_img“It appears that the selfish interests of a few schools and conferences prevailed over the best interests of future potential student-athletes,” WSU coach Mike Leach said in a text message to the Seattle Times. “The mission of universities and athletic programs should be to provide future student-athletes with exposure to opportunities, not to limit them. It appears to me that some universities and conferences are willing to sacrifice the interests of potential student-athletes for no better reasons than to selfishly monopolize their recruiting bases.” “I will be fascinated to hear any legitimate reasoning behind this ruling.”Linebackers coach Ken Wilson didn’t shy away either.Taking away Satellite Camps eliminates an opportunity for quality SA’s to be trained, seen and advised by College Coaches! #thanktheSEC/NCAA— CoachKen Wilson WSU! (@CoachKWils) April 8, 2016Yep. That sums up exactly how I, and many other coaches in the profession, feel.The new rule does allow kids to sign up for on-campus camps hosted by schools, but as Wazzu chief of staff Dave Emerick points out, “I don’t think 400 kids from Los Angeles will be able to afford plane tickets to come to WSU.”Read more here. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix There are three certainties in life; death, takes, and Mike Leach telling you EXACTLY what is on his mind when you askhis opinion. Today, Leach’s target today’s ruling by the NCAA to ban satellite camps – and he spit hot fire.Leach and his staff had planned to visit a handful of schools during a California camp circuit, but the ruling by the NCAA today has forced them to cancel those plans.In his trademark fashion, Leach was very vocal in where he stands on the issue in a comment to the Seattle Times, and it’s a vantage point that is shared by a number of other coaches out there.last_img read more