Mumbai: Actor Jacqueline Fernandez has launched her YouTube channel, to take forward her bond with fans. Jacqueline, who is quite active in the digital world, went live on her Instagram handle to launch the channel. The first video that the actor uploaded gives glimpses of her childhood, her family, her first rampwalk, her first audition, and the moment she was crowned Miss Sri Lanka. “Looking back, I think I always had a special relationship with the camera. I feel I have always been camera-friendly – a happy little kid. I have two people to thank for that – my dad and my mom,” she said in the video. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”As I grew up, so did my dreams and so did the size of the ramp… I was only 21 when I got a chance to be at Miss Universe. Although I didn’t win, this gave me enough confidence to chase my dreams, and that somehow got me to Mumbai. That is a story I will tell you later,” added Jacqueline. Jacqueline made her Bollywood debut with Sujoy Ghosh’s 2009 film Aladin, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh. The film turned out to be a dud at the box office, but Jacqueline got noticed. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna”The journey of mine had its ups and downs, but it has been a Bollywood-themed crazy rollercoaster ride,” the actor said, with the video showing the bond she shares with her fans. “All my life I have been surrounded by the camera. This time, it is different because this is my camera,” said the actor, while concluding the video. On the work front, Jacqueline will soon be seen in Netflix’s upcoming thriller ‘Mrs Serial Killer’.
Mumbai: The rupee appreciated 79 paise to 69.44 against the US dollar in opening trade Monday after exit poll results suggested another term for the ruling NDA government, even as crude oil prices firmed up. Forex traders said investors welcomed the exit poll results that predict a thumping majority for the current BJP-led government. Sentiments were also buoyed by positive opening in domestic equities. The rupee opened at 70.36 the interbank forex market, then gained further ground to touch 69.44 per dollar, displaying gains of 79 paise against the greenback. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra On Friday, the rupee had settled at 70.23 against the US dollar. Foreign funds pulled out Rs 1,057.82 crore in the capital markets on a net basis Thursday, provisional data showed. The benchmark BSE Sensex was trading with gains of 718.11 points, or 1.89 per cent, to quote at 38,657.65, while the NSE Nifty was trading at 11,615, up 207.85 points, or 1.82 per cent. Meanwhile, brent crude, the global benchmark, was trading at 73.28 per barrel higher by 1.48 per cent.
13 October 2009The head of the United Nations agency tasked with fighting the spread of HIV and AIDS has wrapped up his first official trip to India, praising the pioneering work of a Government-run clinic in Bangalore, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said today. The head of the United Nations agency tasked with fighting the spread of HIV and AIDS has wrapped up his first official trip to India, praising the pioneering work of a Government-run clinic in Bangalore, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said today.The HIV treatment centre at Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospitals, the largest and oldest centre in the southern state of Karnataka, has the highest rate of combining HIV and tuberculosis treatment in India.UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé applauded Karnataka authorities yesterday for leading the integration of HIV/TB services at the same facility and for making access to second-line HIV treatment available to patients in need. “This clinic is a model, showing that access to first- and second-line [antiretroviral treatment] ART drugs made in India are being scaled-up for Indians in need of treatment,” said Mr. Sidibé, noting that it represented an example of what could be possible in the future for Africa.In addition, the treatment centre is one of the few sites able to evaluate both when first-line treatment is failing, and provide patients with access to second line treatment.Prices of ART have dropped significantly in recent years, with first-line regimen prices falling up to 40 per cent between 2006 and 2008. But the cocktail of drugs used in second-line therapies, which require a more complex temperature-controlled logistical process, remain expensive.There are an estimated 2.4 million people living with HIV in India, the highest in any country in Asia, with men accounting for over 60 per cent of the infected population and a high prevalence of infection in the 15-49 age group. As in most of Asia, the epidemic is concentrated among key populations at higher risk of HIV, such as sex workers, drug injectors and homosexuals. Mr. Sidibé’s week-long visit to India also included events and meetings in New Delhi and Mumbai.
He was arrested by the central province anti terrorism police unit over his involvement in the bombing which killed 7 civilians. Seven people were killed on 2006 May 7 as three powerful land mines exploded while a group of tourists were visiting the National Park in a double-cab.The victims were identified as Darel Perera, Nihal de Silva, Nanadana Abeysuriya, Endista Abeysuriya, Chandi Asirwadan, Anula Asirwadan and Anura Dissanayake. The suspect has been handed over to the Kandy police for further investigations. The police have arrested an LTTE suspect involved in the bombing of a vehicle inside the Wilpattu national park in 2006, the police media unit said today.According to the police, the suspect is a resident of Mannar and was involved in LTTE activities during the war.
Inner City Press asked UN High Commission on Human Rights Navi Pillay about the case, and if she thought it reflected well on the UN. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has written to UN Secretary General Ban ki-moon expressing her concerns over the appointment of Shavendra Silva as a senior adviser on peacekeeping operations.Inner City Press reported that Pillay spoke about Shavendra’s appointment when she was asked a question at a media stakeout outside a General Assembly session on Syria yesterday (Monday). Pillay responded, on camera and on the record, that “It’s a matter of concern… my office keeps a list of individuals suspected of committing human rights violations.” She added, “I have addressed a letter of concern to the Secretary General about this.”
It is believed that both sides discussed the progress in the reconciliation process.The meeting took place at a time the UN Human Rights Council was meeting in Geneva with Sri Lanka not on the agenda. (Colombo Gazette) Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera met the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad in New York and briefed him on the developments in the country.The Foreign Minister and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Passing many milestones during this period of two and half decades, the attempts continue to establish, promote a free media culture strengthened with social responsibility. The event was held at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute today. The conference content focused on the struggle to end impunity against attacks on journalists in Sri Lanka, a collaborative approach to media reforms and future challenges. (Colombo Gazette) Standing up for democratic and human rights and values, the Free Media Movement (FMM) continues to be the media watchdog.As the landmark event of its 25th anniversary, the Free Media Movement organized a ‘National Summit on Free Media culture with social responsibility’, with the participation of print, electronic, online media personnel, activists, policy decision makers, academics, intellectuals, civil society organizations and democracy loving citizens. The leading media rights group in Sri Lanka today called for justice for journalists who faced various forms of attacks or threats over the past few years.The Free Media Movement, which celebrates 25 years today, also called for a new media culture in the country. In June 1992, the Free Media Movement was formed by a dedicated group of journalists and media activists with an intention of creating a safe environment for journalists and securing freedom of expression.
“We are facing a crisis on a massive scale which will spiral out of control at great human cost if we do not act now,” UN World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director Tesema Negash said in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. “For many Kenyans, two poor seasons in a row will spell disaster if they do not receive assistance on time.” The announcement follows an appeal last month by President Mwai Kibaki for international emergency assistance until at least the end of January for hard-hit people in the rural areas of Coast, Eastern, North Eastern and Rift Valley Provinces. This year’s long rains were poor in much of eastern and southern Kenya and in some northern areas. A dry spell from late April to May came at a critical stage in the crop development. Scattered showers in early June were too late for a significant recovery, resulting in near-total crop failures in many parts of Coast and Eastern Provinces. Pasture and grazing are already poor in much of North Eastern Province and parts of Rift Valley.If the short rains are poor later in the year, an estimated 1 million more people will require food assistance in 2005.Many Kenyans are missing out on meals to preserve food stocks and children are skipping school to assist their parents in the hunt for food. Wild animals are also leaving their game-park homes because of a shortage of water and are damaging vital crops.Under the emergency operation, the school feeding programme is to be expanded from the 1 million primary and pre-primary children who already receive lunches to include another 544,000 youngsters in arid and semi-arid areas. For many of these children, school lunches are the only meal that they eat in an entire day. The programme reduces the number of children who drop out of classes to look for food or work, especially in times of hardship. It also cuts malnutrition and boosts school attendance and educational performance.Earlier this week the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched an appeal for an additional $8 million to bolster its ability to help women and youngsters in the drought-affected areas.
19,120 Views 25 Comments Share56 Tweet Email Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie Saturday 24 Jun 2017, 1:50 PM http://jrnl.ie/3462024 By Sean Murray Gardaí seize €350k in cash in latest crackdown on Kinahan gang Three men in their 40s have been arrested. Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie Short URL GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN have seized a large quantity of cash, believed to be linked to ongoing investigations into the Kinahan gang’s operations.The sum – believed to be in the region of €350,000 – was seized in the Walkinstown area.Three men in their 40s were arrested after a number of searches of people and vehicles in the Dublin 12 suburb. They are being detained at Crumlin and Ronanstown garda stations.The full amount of money will be confirmed by “forensic examination”.Gardaí said in a statement that the arrests come following “investigations and intelligence-led targeting of serious criminal activity” from the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, and the Special Crime Task Force.It is understood that the arrests are linked to the Kinahan crime gang.A number of follow-up searches were conducted in the Crumlin and south Dublin areas with additional smaller amounts of cash and other cash counting paraphernalia seized.Last month, €300,000 in cash was seized by gardaí as part of their crackdown on warring gangs in the capital.A planned search was carried out at an address in the Sandyford area on 4 May. Cash in excess of €300,000 was discovered and seized along with cash counting and packaging equipment.Two men were arrested following the Sandyford raid. It is understood these two men are connected to the Kinahan crime gang. Gardaí said the operation was part of “ongoing investigations targeting serious criminal activity” in the Dublin region.Read: Elderly pedestrian dies after being struck by car in MayoRead: Garda Commissioner rolls with the punches as TDs go heavyweight Jun 24th 2017, 1:50 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Having a chat in their native language can make any person regardless of age feel like home, but especially for members of our elderly community. Simple gestures like this can have a huge positive impact.Understanding the need of our aged community for social connection with people who share the same cultural heritage, Melbourne-based non-profit MiCare has set up a Community and Friendly Visiting program, and is currently looking for Greek-speaking volunteers to come on board.The initiative sees volunteers visiting elders in their own home or residential facilities and spending some quality time together, which can mean reading a book, playing a game or going on an outing, to just engaging in a conversation and sharing a cup of coffee.As Julie Trutsch, the organisation’s social support coordinator explains, the program goes beyond curbing loneliness among the elderly, as it has proven to be equally rewarding for participant volunteers.“If people can visit someone weekly or fortnightly they might end up building a relationship with them. I have volunteers who visit someone for years and they don’t see it as doing a service anymore, but rather like seeing a friend or family and that’s always a level of interaction we welcome when it happens.”Social isolation can be a silent killer, with research linking it to health deterioration effects, such as rapid progression of Alzheimer’s disease, increased rates of depression and sleeplessness or greater feelings of stress.The impact can be even greater among communities with strong family culture, where those not having children on their own naturally end up feeling more lonely.“That’s why it’s important for the public to know that this service [the Community and Friendly Visiting program] is available for their loved ones,” Ms Trutsch says, encouraging those knowing an elderly person who is lonely or isolated to reach out to the organisation.She goes on to remind us how beneficial an occasional visit from a culturally compatible person can be for dementia patients.“Those suffering from dementia tend to revert to their original language and memories associated with their homeland. Say for members of the Greek community, it helps a lot if a Greek-speaking person can visit them so they can talk about places and things from the past, because sometimes this is all they remember.”At the moment, there are eight people on MiCare’s list waiting to be matched with Greek-speaking volunteers for visits in the following locations: Bulleen, Hawthorn East, Rye, Mulgrave, Coburg, Glen Waverley, Reservoir and South Melbourne.MiCare – which stands for “Migrant Care” – started out as DutchCare, providing Dutch heritage-centric care for migrants from Holland, before merging with New Hope Foundation and partnering with other initiatives assisting newly arrived migrants from a a range of ethnic backgrounds.While also operating aged care facilities in Victoria and Queensland, their work has grown to encompass a wide spectrum of support services for people trying to find a foothold in their new country.“Our mission is to enable migrants to have comfortable, enjoyable, dignified and meaningful lives,” says Ms Trutsch and outlines how this approach generates the conditions for beneficiaries to find their agency and even choose to take part in this community of practice.“A lot of our volunteers say ‘I just want to give back’. They might have been helped at some stage and they want to do the same for someone else, making a positive difference within their cultural group or beyond.“I recently recruited an Ethiopian volunteer who had been helped by us when she first arrived in Australia. She is now undertaking a social worker course and wants to volunteer and give back. It’s just lovely to see that kind of turnaround.”If you’re interested in volunteering for MiCare’s Community and Friendly Visiting program you can contact the organisation on 1800 642 273 or email Julie Trutsch directly at email@example.com Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Le sel aux Etats-Unis : un fléauÉtats-Unis – D’après une enquête publiée sur lepoint.fr, la population américaine verrait les maladies cardio-vasculaires faire un bon en arrière sur son territoire si elle diminuait sa consommation de sel de seulement 3 grammes.Contrairement au Japon, au Royaume-Uni, à la Finlande et au Portugal, où la quantité de sel dans les aliments mis sur le marché est régulée, les États-Unis, eux, ne rechignent pas sur ce composant. Il est pourtant dangereux pour la santé lorsque consommé en excès. À lire aussiPourquoi le café donne-t-il envie de faire caca ?70 à 80% de la consommation de sel des Américains provient des plats préparés dans lesquels il n’est pas nécessaire d’en ajouter. Il n’y a pas de régulation en vigueur. Les citoyens ne sont donc pas informés de la quantité de sel qu’ajoutent les industries. Aucune prévention n’est mise en place pour les informer des dangers d’une trop forte consommation. Enfin, l’emballage des produits est démuni d’informations, il est donc impossible de connaître les quantités des composants présents dans le produit.Selon une étude publiée dans le New England Journal of Medicine, si les Américains diminuaient leur consommation quotidienne de sel de 3g, le nombre de nouveaux cas de maladies coronariennes, d’accidents vasculaires cérébraux et de décès causés par les maladies cardiovasculaires serait divisé par deux. De même, les nouveaux cas d’infarctus du myocarde passeraient de 99.000 à 54.000 grâce à cette méthode de diminution, efficace et peu coûteuse.C’est un fait prouvé : une consommation modérée de sel réduit le risque de faire un accident cardiovasculaire et diminue la tension artérielle. Les autorités américaines souhaiteraient baisser cette consommation qui est actuellement de 10,4 grammes par jour chez les hommes et de 7,3 grammes chez les femmes. Objectif : 5,8 grammes voire 3,7 grammes par jour pour les plus de 40 ans, la population noire et les personnes souffrant d’hypertension artérielle.Le 7 février 2010 à 16:12 • Emmanuel Perrin
US private equity fund Warburg Pincus is reported to have been in talks to buy a minimum of 25% stake in financial services firm L&T Finance Holdings.Reacting to the news, share prices of L&T Finance soared 7.8% to trade at ₹ 71.65 on Tuesday at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).”Both Warburg Pincus and L&T Finance, which have agreed to a deal up to 25% stake, are now negotiating on the price,” a source close to the development told The Economic Times.A successful deal will result in L&T Finance offering fresh shares to Warburg, with parent company Larsen and Toubro (L&T) still remaining the majority stake holder.India’s largest engineering and constructions firm L&T has 72.95% stake in L&T Finance Holdings. L&T Finance earned a profit of ₹ 854.7 crore in the last fiscal year 2014-15.L&T is reported to have asked for a price of ₹ 83 per share, which takes the deal size to ₹ 3,574 crore.The company is expected to use funds raised from stake sale to strengthen its “capital base” and scaling up its operations in financing trucks, commercial vehicles and construction equipment.Responding to the reports of stake sale, L&T Finance said “As a part of routine investor relations exercise, we keep meeting investors from time to time. We have no further to comment.”Warburg Pincus is looking to expand its presence in financial services sector in the country. It had already invested in private banks such HDFC Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank. It also holds a majority stake in non banking finance company Capital First.
SK SinhaLaw and parliamentary affairs minister Anisul Huq on Monday said the chief justice, Surendra Kumar Sinha, has applied for one month’s leave on health grounds.Talking to Prothom Alo, the minister said that the chief justice submitted the application seeking leave from tomorrow, Tuesday.Anisul said the application was being forwarded to the president’s office.As per rules justice Abdul Wahab Miah would be made acting chief justice.Read more: ‘Who wrote the judgment from where?’ HasinaThe chief justice, Surendra Kumar Sinha, and the ruling party leadership including the prime minister and the law minister were at loggerheads following the 16th amendment annulment verdict which scrapped parliament’s power to sack judges in July.Several ministers met the chief justice and rumours had it that the chief justice would be sent on leave.Read more: AL adamant not to lose to judiciary
Popular on Variety YouTube provided more clarity about how it determines when videos with “vulgarity and inappropriate language” are eligible for ads — and which words and usage contexts it deems just freaking advertiser-unfriendly.The Google-owned video site has long had a policy specifying that videos that include profanities and strong language may be “demonetized,” or stripped of ads. But content creators have been frustrated about the opacity of the guideline, wondering WTF is kosher and what could result in them losing them revenue.Now YouTube has spelled out in more detail what’s allowed in ad-supported videos, in a video posted last week on the site’s Creator Insider channel. YouTube classifies usage of profanities and harsh language in three tiers: one, words that are safe in ad-supported content; two, usage that will potentially result in advertisers blocking ads; and three, usage that’s completely unmonetizable. In the “totally safe” category is light or mild profanity, including “shit,” “hell” and “damn,” as well as the occasional use of strong profanity (like the f-bomb) if it’s bleeped out, according to YouTube.The second area includes moderate and strong profanity such as “f—,” “motherf—–,” “a–hole,” “douche-bag,” “cock,” “dick,” “pussy,” “bullshit,” “ho,” “slut,” and “son of a bitch.” YouTube says that “many brands may choose not to advertise” in videos with that language. In addition, it says frequent use of strong profanity, especially during the beginning part of a video, increases the likelihood that content will be demonetized.Sure-fire ways to have YouTube demonetize videos is to include medium or strong profanity in the title or thumbnail image; or if a video features “strong profanity used repeatedly in a hateful or derogatory way.” In addition, videos with racial slurs, including the n-word, are categorically excluded from the ad-monetization program, according to YouTube.YouTube has updated its advertising-friendly guidelines document with the examples and explanation about profanity. The move comes two years after it started issuing notifications to creators when their videos ran afoul of its “advertiser-friendly” policies and also launched a formal way to appeal decisions about videos found to be inappropriate for advertising.Note that YouTube provided concrete examples only for English — so what’s ad-friendly usage and what isn’t in other languages remains an educated guess. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
Impressions: 317,548,385Attention Score: 93.48Attention Index: 95National Airings: 1,021Networks: 33Most Spend On: Nick, TelemundoCreative Versions: 37Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $12.86MStudio: Columbia PicturesStarted Airing: 07/05/19 ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 $3.85M – Dora and the Lost City of Gold Box Office: ‘Don’t Let Go’ Opens With $150,000 on Thursday Night TV ad placements for Columbia Pictures’ “The Angry Birds Movie 2” (EMV $3.84 million) plus Lionsgate’s “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” ($3.18 million) and “Angel Has Fallen” ($3.18 million) round out the chart. Related Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ to Win Modest Labor Day Weekend Impressions: 256,148,082Attention Score: 88.07Attention Index: 52National Airings: 941Networks: 36Most Spend On: USA Network, CBSCreative Versions: 25Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $14.89MStudio: Universal PicturesStarted Airing: 07/14/19 Impressions: 234,616,769Attention Score: 96.84Attention Index: 149National Airings: 752Networks: 27Most Spend On: MTV, Comedy CentralCreative Versions: 24Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $12.32MStudio: LionsgateStarted Airing: 02/03/19 Top Movie Commercials by Weekly TV SpendData provided by iSpot.tv Impressions: 324,971,412Attention Score: 95.57Attention Index: 128National Airings: 1,339Networks: 32Most Spend On: NBC, TelemundoCreative Versions: 22Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $18.58MStudio: Paramount PicturesStarted Airing: 03/23/19 $3.84M – The Angry Birds Movie 2 $3.18M – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, Universal Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “Good Boys.”Ads placed for the comedy had an estimated media value of $4.26 million through Sunday for 941 national ad airings on 36 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from Aug. 5-11. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Universal prioritized spend across networks including USA, CBS and ESPN, and during programming such as “Big Brother,” “SportsCenter” and “Family Guy.”Just behind “Good Boys” in second place: Paramount Pictures’ “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” which saw 1,339 national ad airings across 32 networks, with an estimated media value of $3.85 million. Notably, “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” has the best iSpot Attention Index (149) in the ranking, getting 49% fewer interruptions than the average movie ad (interruptions include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV). Impressions: 205,569,963Attention Score: 93.12Attention Index: 90National Airings: 474Networks: 22Most Spend On: CBS, TNTCreative Versions: 15Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $5.38MStudio: LionsgateStarted Airing: 05/30/19 $3.18M – Angel Has Fallen 1 Movie titles with a minimum spend of $100,000 for airings detected between 08/05/2019 and 08/11/2019.* TV Impressions – Total TV ad impressions delivered for the brand or spot.* Attention Score – Measures the propensity of consumers to interrupt an ad play on TV. The higher the score, the more complete views. Actions that interrupt an ad play include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV.* Attention Index – Represents the Attention of a specific creative or program placement vs the average. The average is represented by a score of 100, and the total index range is from 0 through 200. For example, an attention index of 125 means that there are 25% fewer interrupted ad plays compared to the average.Variety has partnered with iSpot.tv, the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company, to bring you this weekly look at what studios are spending to market their movies on TV. Learn more about the iSpot.tv platform and methodology. $4.26M – Good Boys Popular on Variety
Curious as to the best streaming device for your buck? Look here.Being able to press a button and get a movie instantly sent to your TV is sort of the stuff of science fiction anyways, so it’s not surprising that Netflix has a pretty solid selection of sci-fi to stream. Picking through all of the detritus, though, can be a slog. There are a lot of lousy low-budget disease pandemic freakouts and cyborg fight club cheapies to skip over.If you don’t feel like scrolling forever to find the cream of the crop, we’ve got your back. What follows is a list of the 11 must-watch science fiction flicks that are streaming right now on Netflix. We’ll update it as movies are added and removed, so bookmark this page. You’ll want to come back to it when you’re setting up for a binge.Turbo KidCreated by an idiosyncratic Canadian filmmaking collective, Turbo Kid is a gore-soaked post-apocalyptic homage to classic 80s sci-fi flicks with a personality all its own. When the Kid discovers the armor and wrist blaster of his favorite superhero Turbo Rider, it brings him into conflict with a warlord who grinds up his enemies to extract their precious water. Along with a beautiful female robot named Apple and a one-handed arm wrestling champion, the Kid finds his inner strength and helps change the world for the better. It’s charming, beautifully shot and acted, and a ton of fun.Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2The Disney deal continues to pay off for Netflix, as they add the excellent Guardians Of The Galaxy sequel to the streaming library. Featuring one of the all-time oddest Marvel villains in Ego the Living Planet plus plenty of the banter, classic 70s rock and sexual tension we’ve come to love, this is a great push into the cosmic storytelling that is coming to a climax in the forthcoming Infinity War. Lots of fun Easter eggs and secrets to spot on multiple watchings too.The RoadJohn Hillcoat’s adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel is one of the grimmest and most uncompromising movies on this list, a stark illustration of post-apocalypse reality. Viggo Mortensen is astounding as a scavenger who will do anything to keep his son alive, and the cinematography is nothing short of brilliant. This isn’t a feel-good film by any means, and everybody involved commits unflinchingly to the atmosphere of the movie. It’s one of the least commercial sci-fi films to ever come out of Hollywood and definitely deserves your time and attention.BarbarellaBased on the French comics of Jean-Claude Forest, this 1968 Jane Fonda vehicle is a slice of swinging 60s sexploitation that’s visually exhausting. Fonda plays the titular heroine with a heaping dollop of camp, mugging her way through increasingly ridiculous situations like battling off carnivorous dolls and overloading an “orgasm machine” with her furious libido. It’s about as politically incorrect as you can get, but the costumes by Paco Rabanne are insanely good, the production design is great and the Maurice Jarre soundtrack slays.MoonDuncan Jones’ 2009 debut feature is one of the most claustrophobic sci-fi films ever made, starring Sam Rockwell as an astronaut finishing up a three year stint as a helium miner on the dark side of Earth’s only natural satellite. When he’s confronted by an exact duplicate of himself, it sends him into an existential tailspin that calls everything he knows about his life into question. Made on a low budget, it’s an inventive and clever movie that uses plausible science to go to some very strange places.Hard To Be A GodOne of the coolest things about Netflix’s sometimes schizophrenic selection is the offbeat foreign films that sneak through. Aleksei German’s 2013 Hard To Be A God is a great example. When a group of scientists travel to an Earth-like planet that is technologically centuries behind our own, one is chosen to infiltrate their society and help them progress forward. You can probably guess how well that turns out. Hard To Be A God is dark, deranged and uniquely Russian, well worth a look for a different view of the universe.EmbersClaire Carré’s debut feature takes place in a world that’s been ravaged by a neurological virus that left survivors with retrograde amnesia. The few humans still left behind try to contend with their new status as people unable to reach back into the past or create new memories. It’s a pretty unconventional take that manages to pull a lot of emotion out of its five overlapping stories. This isn’t one you can halfway watch, though, so put the phone down and give it your full attention.Galaxy QuestIt took a while, but in 2016 Galaxy Quest is finally getting the recognition it deserves. When the cast members of a cancelled sci-fi TV show are mistaken for actual space explorers by a desperate alien race, things spin wildly out of control. What could be just a Spaceballs-esque farce brings an unexpected amount of emotional depth to the table? Great performances, including the late Alan Rickman, put it on the list. Apparently, there’s a darker, R-rated cut out there somewhere that nobody’s ever seen, but until that surfaces this version is more than fine.The Iron GiantBefore Brad Bird was one of Pixar’s greatest weapons, he helmed this animated feature for Warner Brothers about a boy and his robot. The Iron Giant was a tremendous critical success but failed to make its money back at the box office, partly due to the studio not knowing how to promote it. It became a cult classic on cable and home video, and it’s still a really compelling watch today. The titular Giant’s animation was done with cel-shaded CGI and the animators had tons of creative control, resulting in a very personal-feeling film.OkjaWhile we’re on the subject of mysterious friendships, Korean surprise hit Okja won us over. When 26 genetically enhanced “super pigs” are sent to farms around the world, it kicks off a remarkably compelling tale that examines our responsibility to the animals that feed us. This one might make you a vegetarian, as the titular hog is an empathetic, fascinating animal that interacts in unexpected ways with the human cast. Sci-fi is at its best when it takes moral quandaries we all wrestle with and amplifies them, and that’s something Okja does with style.Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryDisney’s new deal with Netflix means all sorts of good movies are winding up there for the first time, and July of 2017 brings Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The first big-screen installment that’s outside of the main nine-movie timeline, this follows a ragtag group of Rebels as they steal the plans for the Death Star. The tone of this one is much more WWII war movie, as it introduces a new group of characters that aren’t necessarily going to make it through OK. Expanding the Star Wars universe is a no-brainer, but we’re happy that the end result is this ambitious and interesting.Removed From NetflixSadly, movies don’t stay streaming forever, and every month the selection on Netflix changes. When a movie gets taken off of the service, we’ll put it down here and let you know where else you can get it.RoboCopPaul Verhoeven’s dystopian 1987 classic is one of the most unflinchingly steel-eyed looks at the future of militarized policing, and it’s even more relevant in our modern age of drones blowing up snipers. RoboCop, if you’ve been living under a rock, is the story of Alex Murphy, a devoted Detroit cop who gets the majority of his body blown away in a shootout. He’s transformed into a seemingly emotionless cyborg and put back on the streets to set things right. Let’s not talk about the 2014 remake.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoTerminator 2: Judgement DayJames Cameron broke all the rules making the sequel to his time-traveling robot murder movie, and in doing so, he created one of the most iconic sci-fi films of the 90s. T2 brings Arnold Schwarzenegger back, but as the hero this time, tasked with protecting John Connor from a morphing liquid metal killing machine. Great performances, unforgettable action scenes and the best nuclear apocalypse ever captured on camera make this one an all-time classic.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoThe Fifth ElementLuc Besson’s sci-fi fantasia is pretty much absurd from beginning to end, but it’s also visually delicious and a hell of a lot of fun. Bruce Willis stars in this 1997 flick as a taxi driver who meets a mysterious woman who just happens to be the key to preventing the extinction of all life in the universe. An incredible performance by Gary Oldman as Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, one of the best screen-chewing villains of all time, is more than enough reason to watch.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoBack To The FutureOne of the most beloved sci-fi franchises of the 80s, all three Back to the Future movies were on Netflix until October of 2016. It’s absurd that we’d have to recount the plot of these to you, a human being with the Internet, but here we go: ordinary teen Marty McFly gets zapped into the past courtesy an electrified DeLorean and must absolutely not bone down with his mother to save the timestream as we know it. Fast-paced and funny with a career-making Crispin Glover performance, the first flick is the best but the sequel’s pretty solid too. The third one (set in the Wild West)? You can skip it.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoThe Running ManArnold Schwarzenegger’s late-80s, early-90s run of movies is pretty unimpeachable, and one of our personal favorites is 87’s The Running Man, an alternately grisly and ridiculous spoof where he gets dropped into a murderous game show and has to fend for his life. Jesse “The Body” Ventura is awesome as “Captain Freedom,” and the other “stalkers” are fun as hell. Long-time game show host Richard Dawson shines in the role of the villainous Killian. In the era of increasingly lurid reality TV, this movie seems more accurate than ever.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoE.T. the Extra-TerrestrialSteven Spielberg’s 1982 megahit is one of the most iconic sci-fi movies of all time. When a short, weird-looking alien is stranded on Earth, a group of kids help him find his way home. That’s a grotesque oversimplification, of course, but the plot isn’t what makes E.T. a classic. It’s the great performances, subtle and effective effects work, and attention to exactly what makes kids different from adults – something so many 80s movies mastered and seems to be nearly lost today. This is a prime feel-good movie that will fill you with nostalgia for an era of sci-fi gone by.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoSky Captain and the World of TomorrowKerry Conran’s 2004 adventure was unusual when it premiered – live actors over CGI backgrounds, with no real sets? Obviously Hollywood caught up with him in the last decade or so, but Sky Captain is still worth a watch. The plot is an overheated mess, but that’s part of the charm, and the setting – an alternate-universe 1939 where mad scientists run amok and flying robots attack New York – is brilliant. This movie is just good clean fun of a kind that we don’t get enough of anymore. Oh, and it has Angelina Jolie in an eyepatch and a skin-tight leather outfit.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoEquilibriumKurt Wimmer’s 2002 flick was pretty much overshadowed by the much more successful Matrix movies, but a decade and a half later it holds up really well. Christian Bale plays a law enforcement officer in a society where emotions are forbidden and all citizens take a daily mood stabilizer. When he accidentally goes a day without his dose, his inner humanity awakens and leads him into conflict with the totalitarian state that rules everything. The special martial art invented for the movie – “gun kata,” where you master different stances for shooting and avoiding bullets – is both silly and sort of cool at the same time.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoStar Trek: First ContactNone of the Original Series Trek movies are on Netflix, but the Next Generation ones are. The best of them is easily First Contact, which hearkens back to Star Trek IV with a tale of the Enterprise’s crew traveling back in time. It’s not to save whales, though – the mission now is to prevent the Borg collective from changing the timeline themselves. Most of the action takes place on the day of Earth’s first contact with the Vulcans, the moment that created the Federation. Great performances, stirring action set pieces, and the introduction of Alice Krige as the Borg Queen make this one well worth your time.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoPrimerShane Carruth’s brilliant $7,000 debut is the best kind of science fiction: one that warps your brain as you watch it. When a pair of engineers accidentally invent a device that loops time in their garage, it sets off a mentally taxing series of journeys that will have you making diagrams on graph paper to keep up. The guys do what any smart person would do – get rich on the stock market – but when one thinks things have gone too far and tries to go back in time to prevent himself from inventing the device, all Hell breaks loose.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoUpstream ColorHere’s Shane Carruth’s brilliant follow-up to Primer. Where that movie twisted brains, Upstream Color does the same for hearts, telling the tale of a couple who are, without their knowledge, infected with a fictional parasite that passes from humans, to pigs, and finally to flowers. It’s a deeply affecting meditation on how much of us is “us” and how much is the horde of bacteria, viruses and other stuff that we carry around. One of the most ambitious and invigorating sci-fi films of the last decade.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoMen In BlackWill Smith and Tommy Lee Jones anchored this tremendous 1997 hit as a pair of suit-wearing agents tasked with keeping rowdy aliens on Earth in line. The duo has to track down a skin-wearing extraterrestrial who is on the planet illegally hunting for a stellar energy source that could shatter worlds. The plot’s a trifle, the effects are dated, but the manic energy of the flick is still solid two decades later and the chemistry between the two leads is great. The sequels haven’t managed to measure up, but they’re not streaming so don’t worry about it.Buy on DVD or Blu-RayStream on Amazon VideoIf Netflix isn’t doing to for you anymore try the 11 Niche Video Streaming Services You Should Subscribe To. But we can also walk you through that choice with a Simple Guide to Streaming Services. If you need purchasing help see our complete review of the Best Streaming Media Device. Follow all things Netflix here.
News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2019 Johns Hopkins Named Qualified Provider-led Entity to Develop Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins University School… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more October 30, 2014 — medQ Inc.’s Q/ris 3000 has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB certification program certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology–a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.Q/ris 3000 6.0, which met the requirements for EHR certification, is a radiology-specific EHR. In fact, the Q/ris EHR was built around and integrated into the workflow for seamless usage.For more information: www.medq.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 29, 2019 New AI Tool Identifies Cancer Outcomes Using Radiology Reports Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence (AI) tool can perform as… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | October 30, 2014 medQ Receives Stage 2 ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group Electronic health record system is specifically designed for radiology Related Content Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more
The 38th ICAO Assembly will address the shared government and industry objective of achieving Carbon Neutral Growth by 2020 (CNG2020). “Climate change will be at the top of the Assembly’s agenda… we will be looking to states to make decisions that will enable the industry to meet its ambitious commitment to stabilising its emissions from 2020 via carbon-neutral growth,” IATA director general and chief executive Tony Tyler said. International Air Transport Association (IATA) boss Tony Tyler has said climate change will be a primary focus of the upcoming Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The industry is also keen to see governments back a globally coordinated approach to consumer protection, with IATA recently submitting a passenger rights working paper for discussion. The 38th annual ICAO Assembly will take place from 23 September – 4 October 2013 in Montreal. The CNG2020 strategy will be accomplished through improved technology, more efficient infrastructure, better operations and market based measures. Six other working papers were also created as points of discussion for the assembly including; enhanced IATA operational safety audit (IOSA); passenger data and border control; global navigation satellite systems (GNSS); operations; noise; and training. Source = ETB News: P.T.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix Arizona State players were allowed to vote for their uniform combination for their November meeting with Notre Dame, and their new “Desert Fuel” alternate was what the team ultimately decided on.Copper and anthracite are the two main colors of the new uni addition, which were actually unveiled for the first time back in August.The uniforms also have a tip of the cap to Sun Devil legend Pat Tillman with the “PT*42” on the uni and helmet. Hopefully these bring a them a bit more luck and swagger than the flaming helmets they wore against UCLA (a 62-27 loss).
A new community group in Tonga is encouraging people to say no to plastic and use fabric bags and baskets woven from coconut fibres as an alternative.The group has launched the ‘No Pelesitiki’ campaign and says it has received support from the Royal household, nobles, politicians and the New Zealand High Commission.The group’s founder, Eleni Leveni-Tevi, said the traditional woven ‘oa baskets were made from coconut shoots and planting was under way to increase the supply.The plastic bag alternatives are already proving popular, Ms Leveni-Tevi said.“So we did the launch on Monday and we sold out of all our fabric bags and our o’oa bags,” she said.“Some are waiting to put in orders and yes, we have sighted some of our bags in Nuku’alofa already in use.”Youth groups in Tonga are being encouraged to support the ‘No Pelesitiki’ campaign, Ms Leveni-Tevi said.The group is also encouraging policy makers to ban single use plastics.The post ‘No Pelesitiki’ – Tongans turning to traditional bags appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Blog