West Indies tour a great opportunity for Pant to unleash his potential

first_imgLauderhill: The time has come for Rishabh Pant to “unleash” his rich potential in all three formats, said India captain Virat Kohli ahead of the first T20 international against the West Indies here on Saturday. With little clarity over the future of veteran M S Dhoni, Pant has now become the preferred choice in all three formats and that was pointed out by chief selector MSK Prasad after the selection panel picked the squads for the West Indies tour. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “It’s a great opportunity for someone like Rishabh Pant to really play a lot of international cricket, show his credentials, really unleash his potential at this stage,” Kohli said here on Friday. “We know how much ability he has and we all want him to become a consistent performer for the Indian cricket team. MS Dhoni’s experience is always going to be a very crucial factor but having said that some of these younger guys have a great opportunity ahead of them and they should just look forward to it.” Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later Kohli has already said the tour is a good opportunity for fringe players like Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey to stake a claim for a spot in India’s brittle middle-order in ODIs. The T20 here on Saturday will be India’s first outing since the heart-breaking loss to New Zealand in the World Cup semifinals last month. The skipper is yet to get over the loss. “The first few days after we exited the World Cup were quite difficult. Till the time the tournament got over, every time we woke up it was the worst feeling in the morning. Then through the day you do things and sort of get on with your life. We are professionals. We move ahead. Every team has to move on. “So we are quite okay with what happened in the World Cup. Yesterday the fielding session and the little bit of time we spent on the field was really good. Everyone was excited, looking forward to just playing, just being on the field again. I think that’s the best thing you can do as a team, just get on the park as soon as possible.” The Indian team could not train ahead of the game due to rain but having played here three years ago, it has an idea of the conditions. “I think the covers look the same,” quipped Kohli. “We haven’t seen the pitch, we haven’t seen anything apart from the covers on the pitch. When we play tomorrow, we can assess how the pitch has come along. Even last time we played, it was pretty good, high-scoring, and we all had a lot of fun playing here, and this time is going to be no different.” Kohli is all for having more international games in the United States. “For now I think it’s all about creating that buzz and just getting people in to watch the games. The more we come here and play, obviously the game is going to get more and more buzz around it, people are going to talk about it. “You see 15,000-20,000 people going to a place to watch something, obviously it should be important. Hopefully in years to come, people will have more interest. Local people in America as well, not just the Asian community or the West Indian community but the whole community in general will have more interest in the sport.” He feels the T20 format is the ideal one to promote the game globally. “I think T20 cricket is something that can be understood and accepted in the American culture because of the length of the game and it’s quite entertaining as well. So I think for the sport to become global in many ways, a lot of interest here will go a long way in achieving that for the sport,” he added.last_img read more

Dhoni always thinks about Indian cricket Virat Kohli

first_imgDharamsala: Mahendra Singh Dhoni has always put the interest of Indian cricket in mind and is “on same page” with the team management as far as his international future is concerned, skipper Virat Kohli said on Saturday. On the eve of the T20 International series against South Africa, Kohli maintained that the 38-year-old Dhoni will “remain valuable” as long as he continues playing the game even as team management grooms youngsters like Rishabh Pant. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”One great thing about him (Dhoni) is that, he thinks for Indian cricket. And whatever we (team management) think, he is on the same page. The alignment is there. The kind of mindset he has had about grooming youngsters and giving them opportunities, and he is still the same person,” Kohli replied when asked if the legend is in his scheme of things for next year’s World T20 in Australia. Dhoni has taken a two-month sabbatical from cricket and is not a part of the T20 International series against South Africa starting on Sunday. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterWhile Kohli reminded the scribes about Dhoni’s ability to prove his detractors wrong, his answer on his impending international future was a bit open-ended. “Look, experience is always going to matter whether you like it or not. I mean there are a numerous number of times people have given up on sportsmen and they have proved people wrong and he (Dhoni) has done that many times in his career as well. As long as he is available and continues to play, he is going to be very valuable,” Kohli said. “When you decide to stop playing is an absolutely individual thing, and no one else should have an opinion on it, that’s what I think,” he added. Kohli also justified Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal’s omission from the T20 squad as their weakness with the willow has prompted them to try out some other options. “That was one of the reasons also to give opportunities to the guys who have done well in the domestic format and the T20 format and in the IPL also. So I think it’s about finding the best balance that we can as a side and not necessarily stick to one kind of combination. If all teams across the world are batting till No. 9, 10, why can’t we,” the captain explained. The India skipper recalled how the team management was criticised when Chahal and Kuldeep were inducted in the white ball set-up replacing a more fancied Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.last_img read more

Kate Hudson Joins ANNpower Advisory Council

first_imgANN INC., the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, and Vital Voices Global Partnership are proud to announce that award-winning actress Kate Hudson will serve on the ANNpower Advisory Council.Hudson, the face of Ann Taylor’s Spring/Summer 2013 campaign, is a longtime advocate for empowering young women and is excited to be a part of the ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative.The ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative is a groundbreaking partnership between ANN INC. and Vital Voices to empower young women from across the U.S. to affect global progress, invest in their communities, and begin their journeys as the next generation of leaders. The ANNpower Advisory Council was announced at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative as a “Commitment to Action” and is comprised of influential women in media, business, and entertainment who have displayed exceptional leadership. Members of the ANNpower Advisory Council review, score, and recommend outstanding grant proposals as well as serve as mentors to the Fellows and ambassadors of the ANNpower Initiative to the public.“We are so proud to build on our existing partnership with Kate Hudson , someone that genuinely represents our continued commitment to celebrating women of substance and style,” said Kay Krill , President and CEO of ANN INC. “She is a role model to young women and we know she will have a profound impact in supporting our ANNpower Fellows and all that they will achieve.”“What has inspired me through the course of my partnership with the company is that everyone is committed to connecting with women in all facets of their lives, including empowering the next generation,” said Kate Hudson. “I am honored to be a part of the ANNpower Initiative and look forward to the great work ahead.”The Council continues to be developed and currently includes Actress Jennifer Morrison (“Once Upon a Time,” “House”), Kay Krill, President and CEO of ANN INC., and Alyse Nelson, President and CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership.The nationwide search is currently open for this year’s ANNpower Fellows who embody the skills to be tomorrow’s leaders. Fifty Fellows will be identified amid girls who are rising high school juniors and seniors with the potential to be among the next generation of women leaders. Chosen Fellows will receive leadership training and mentorship by prominent women leaders from around the world at the 2013 ANNpower Vital Voices Leadership Forum on April 1-4 in Washington, D.C.If you know a girl who wants to change the world, please encourage them to apply to become an ANNpower Fellow at ANNpower.org. Applications are now being accepted until January 25, 2013.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

BELLS CRAVE IS OFFERING FREE TV PREVIEW WEEKEND JANUARY 1114

first_imgBell says the free preview is available from “participating television providers across Canada including Bell, Bell Aliant, BellMTS, Cogeco, Eastlink, Rogers, Shaw, Shaw Direct, Telus, and others.”The free preview coincides with the season 3 premiere of HBO drama series, True Detective, set to kick off on Sunday, January 13, with back-to-back episodes.Formerly known as CraveTV, the service was rebranded Crave in November, offering HBO Canada and The Movie Network content in one package, available for cable TV subscribers or standalone online streaming, with iOS and Apple TV apps available (sadly, the iOS app maxes out at 720p; 4K streaming is being planned, however). Login/Register With: Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Bell Media says its streaming service Crave will offer a free TV preview weekend, starting Friday, January 11, to Monday, January 14.The free preview will be through cable TV channels, with Crave 1, HBO 1 and HBO 2 being unlocked:From Friday, Jan. 11 (11 a.m. ET/MT) to Monday, Jan. 14 (11 a.m. ET/MT), three of Crave’s linear channels – Crave 1, HBO 1, HBO 2 – are being unlocked so audiences can enjoy uncut and commercial-free hit movies, award-winning HBO content, and a sampling of SHOWTIME hits. Advertisementlast_img read more

Against the Wall Notley spat with Saskatchewan premier exposes friction on oil

by Tim Cook, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 17, 2015 3:29 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Against the Wall: Notley spat with Saskatchewan premier exposes friction on oil EDMONTON – Brad Wall says the time for soft-selling the oil and gas industry in the rest of the country is over.The Saskatchewan premier took rookie Premier Rachel Notley to task this week for suggesting Quebec would approve of the Energy East oil pipeline if Alberta could show it has its environmental house in order.Wall suggested that was akin to giving Quebec a veto over an important national energy project. He then took shots at Central and Eastern Canada for soaking up transfer payments funded by economic success in the West.Notley called that showboating.Wall said “show me to the bridge.”The rift exposed new friction between Alberta, which just elected its first non-Tory government in more than 40 years, and Saskatchewan, which has the only provincial government west of Newfoundland with firm roots in the Conservative brand.Wall, who leads the right-leaning Saskatchewan Party, wouldn’t back down Friday. He said the West shouldn’t have to apologize for its resources and needs to stop being so diplomatic with its message.“We’ve all done it. I’m not sure what it has availed Western Canada,” Wall told The Canadian Press. “We got the national energy program for all of our goodwill and we have had precisely no pipelines approved and we have increasing calls for greater regulation.“I think if more Canadians knew that we import foreign oil from places like Venezuela and Saudi Arabia and that Energy East would end that, there would be great support for it, but we have to say it,” he said.“We’ve got to be direct and say that bluntly. And that’s what I am trying to do.”Notley, fresh from her first premiers meeting — where the leaders passed a national energy strategy that backs both project development and climate action — wasn’t backing down either.She’s trying a different approach after years of Alberta Tory governments pushing energy projects on other provinces and pushing back on being told what to do.“It was my first meeting and I felt it was really important to develop relationships, to hear the positions that other people had, so that I was better positioned to propose options that people were likely to be able to agree to,” she said.It’s about the long term, she added.“It’s not always going to be the case that we’re quietly and diplomatically working together, but I think that that should be the starting point. It’s easier to be tougher if you’ve got good working relationships to begin with.”Political analyst Bob Murray said Wall’s reaction to the Quebec-Alberta Energy East meeting was part political posturing, because there will be an election in Saskatchewan within the next year.But there’s also genuine concern there, said political scientist Duane Bratt of Calgary’s Mount Royal University.“The pipeline issue is very important to Saskatchewan,” he said. “Alberta has been leading the charge, but now it looks like Alberta is pulling back from that, and that worries Saskatchewan.”Notley is nurturing diplomatic bridges to build pipelines and keep Alberta’s economy going, said Murray, who is with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.“The only way that she is going to be able to do that is if she takes a realistic and pragmatic approach to the politics of the oil and gas industry.”It’s not the first time Wall has tried to capitalize at the expense of Alberta’s NDP. He has used Notley’s plans for a royalty review to promote his province as a bastion of royalty stability.Still, Wall thinks he can work with Notley.“I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do in terms of how I can best represent Saskatchewan’s interest and Western Canadian interests.”“Other premiers are going to do what they are going to do.”— With files from Dean Bennett. read more

CCAC to develop list of qualified contractors

Consumer Affairs Officer, Feyona Austin-PaulStemming from a host of complaints received by the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC), the body is now seeking to develop a list of qualified contractors who will be recommended for building contracts.This was revealed by a Consumer Affairs Officer, Feyona Austin-Paul during a consultation hosted at the Cara Lodge, Quamina Street, Georgetown on Wednesday.According to the Commission the value of complaints between 2016 and 2018 increased from $67,000 to $6.5M, although all were not centered on housing errors.It is against this backdrop that the Commission is seeking to reduce these high numbers with the introduction of a Home builders Roadmap, which will among other things, provide a list of qualified contractors for home builders.Austin-Paul explained, “Our hope is to have a list of competent contractors that we can make available to the public so through our consultations we are hoping to achieve that goal”.She was keen to note that contractors both big and small will be included on the list of competent contractors, as long as they meet the basic requirements and are qualified.When asked what qualifications would be necessary for contractors to be included on the list, this publication was told consultations on this is currently being rolled out to accurately determine same by relevant agencies.In explaining the importance of the session the Officer said, “We expect to create a detailed outline of the steps, processes and methods of building or renovating a home to ensure that consumers are aware of the correct legal procedures of the construction process…to ensure that consumers are able to identify qualified contractors and to create a detailed hard-copy and a virtual Homeowners Roadmap for consumers which will be placed on the Commission’s website”.Meanwhile, Director of CCAC, Dawn Cush said that the “Home builders Roadmap is intended to provide consumers with the relevant knowledge when they decide to invest in building a home”.She added that while consumers have rights, they too must do their homework when given an estimate by contractors, so as to ensure they are getting their money’s worth, especially since building a home is a huge investment.Cush also enlightened that if a person is unsatisfied with the work done by a contractor, it is their right to file a complaint against the builder which will ultimately result in an investigation.Chairman of the Commission, Ronald Burch-Smith pointed out that a good start for the Roadmap would be for consumers to know their rights as it relates to warranty and keeping receipts. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedConsumer Affairs mulling new regulations for auto industryJanuary 28, 2019In “Business”Stores with ‘no return’ policy violating the law, says CCACJanuary 26, 2019In “Business”CCAC preparing legislation to protect rights of customers who shop onlineJanuary 22, 2019In “Business” read more

Lintelligence artificielle à la rescousse des paléontologues

first_imgL’intelligence artificielle à la rescousse des paléontologuesDes chercheurs américains ont mis au point et testé sur le terrain, dans le Wyoming, un logiciel d’intelligence artificielle pour déterminer les sites géographiques les plus susceptibles de recéler des fossiles.Pour aider à la découverte de nouveaux fossiles, Glenn Conroy, paléoanthropologue à la Washington University de St Louis, et ses collègues Robert Anémone et Charles Emerson, ont mis au point un modèle informatique utilisant des réseaux neuronaux artificiels (ANN, en anglais) – des réseaux informatiques qui imitent le fonctionnement du cerveau humain.À lire aussiPastèque, algorithme et neutralité carbone, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 27 maiGrâce à des informations recueillies à partir des cartes et des images satellites (altitude, pente et autres caractéristiques du paysage), l’ANN a été ‘formé’ à utiliser des détails relatifs aux zones fossilifères existantes pour prédire avec précision les emplacements de nouveaux sites. “La beauté et la puissance des réseaux de neurones résident dans le fait qu’ils sont capables d’apprendre. Vous avez juste besoin de leur donner une règle pour faire face à des choses qu’ils ne connaissent pas”, explique Conroy, qui est également professeur d’anatomie et de neurobiologie à l’école de médecine.Les inventeurs ont testé leur outil sur le bassin de Great Divide, un carré de désert rocheux de 4;000 mètres carrés situé dans le Wyoming, et réussi à identifier correctement 79% de ses sites fossilifères connus, et, déjà connus ou pas, 99% des endroits pointés par le système contenaient effectivement des fossiles. Une aide précieuse pour les futures recherches paléontologiques, espèrent les concepteurs.Le 22 novembre 2011 à 16:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Game of the Year Aurion Legacy of the KoriOdan

first_img Review: ‘Fantasy Strike’ Is A Fighting Game That Understands…Game of the Year: Jordan Minor’s Best Video Games of 2018 For too long the definition of “Game of the Year” has been unfairly narrow. How boring is it to see every website shower the same stale AAA games with praise at the end of each holiday season? So at Geek.com we’re doing what we can to put a stop to this in Game of the Year, a new column celebrating worthy alternative picks for the year’s greatest game regardless of genre, platform, year of release, or even quality. Here, any game can be Game of the Year!I once thought about writing a “best dreadlocks in video games” feature before reaching the depressing conclusion that the list would probably feature more Predators than Black people. Fortunately, from Mafia III to Watch Dogs 2 to Battlefield 1 to Virginia, this year has seen an encouraging amount of Black representation in games. But that’s never a reason to stop asking for more.Specifically, I think fantasy games have a lot to gain by looking for inspiration beyond European (and to a lesser extent, Asian) influences, an idea I touched on in an earlier essay on video games and Afrofuturism. This week’s Game of the Year, Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan, is proof of that potential.The story of Aurion’s creation is almost as cool and unusual as the game itself. The result of a successful Kickstarter, Aurion marks the debut of Kiro’o Games, a self-taught Cameroonian studio. This makes Aurion the first video game from Central Africa. As such, the game draws inspiration from across the mythology of the region. The music and Swahili words used throughout took me back to my brief stint of celebrating Kwanzaa. But even if you don’t recognize every specific cultural marker, it’s a coherent aesthetic not typically seen in games. And it’s brought to life with lovingly hand-drawn character sporting detailed animations.Meanwhile, the story’s focus royal intrigue and the gameplay’s focus on over-the-top brawls make Aurion either the best Black Panther game Marvel won’t make or African Dragon Ball Z. Players control Enzo, prince of Zama. When violent forces conspire to prevent him from becoming king, he quests throughout the land with his would-be queen to reclaim what’s theirs, as well as learn about the rest of the world.Aurion is an action-RPG, which gives the game a reason to have players explore in-between the fighting. You can talk to local storytellers, villagers, or bested enemies while gathering items and finding the path forward. It goes a long way toward getting players invested in the world, which seems to be the developer’s chief priority. After all, as the first game from a certain part of the world, there’s a lot of pressure to deliver something that could only come to that place.But don’t think Aurion is nothing but African sightseeing. You’ll frequently battle all types of foes: short grubby rat-men, traitorous guards, or bosses able to summon magical animal auras. Fortunately, the combat is an absolute joy. With his fierce strikes, acrobatic leaps, and ability to cast screen-filling magic attacks, Enzo plays like a character from Marvel vs. Capcom. You can even take enemies for a ride by knocking them further and further into the sky. It never gets old, and you steadily become stronger as you level up. Just make sure to play with a controller.All that said, Aurion overall is rough in a way you might expect from a very indie video game. Nothing is explicitly broken, but the experience is missing that oh-so intangible quality known as “polish.” You can notice which elements may have received more attention than others. When you’re a small, new team making your first game in a region without a larger dev community for guidance, it’s understandable not everything can be a priority. But I can’t blame players for not being as forgiving.They should consider it though because for $15 on PC, Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is absolutely worth checking out. And if people don’t care about the initial, indie African video games of today, we may never get to see the glorious, AAA(rtisanal?) African video games of the (afro)future. This Game of the Year could be a gateway to many more.Check back next week to read about the next Game of the Year! Stay on targetlast_img read more

Save the Date Tulips Spring Brewfest Earth Month arrive in April

first_imgMarch 29-April 13: Magenta Theater, 1108 Main St., Vancouver, presents “Pack of Lies,” a dramatic spy thriller based on true events in 1960s London. Shows are 7:30 p.m. March 29, 30, April 4, 5, 6, 10, 11 and 12 and 2 p.m. April 6 and 13. Tickets are $20 online, $22 at the door. 360-635-4358 or www.magentatheater.comMarch 31-May 12: Tiptoe through the tulips at Holland America’s Flower Gardens, 1066 S. Pekin Road, Woodland, during the Spring Tulip Celebration, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Pick your own tulips for 50 cents a stem or visit the gift shop for garden art and Dutch treats. 360-225-4512 or www.hollandamericaflowergardens.comApril 4: Historian Andrew Gregg will give a presentation about former Vancouver Mayor John P. Kiggins and the landmark theater that bears his name during First Thursday at the Clark County Historical Museum, 7 p.m. at 1511 Main St., Vancouver. Admission is $5. 360-993-5679 or www.cchmuseum.orgApril 5: Downtown Camas invites you to a fun-and-games-filled First Friday at “Spring into History” from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy guessing games, papermaking workshops, a toilet paper toss, cornhole and plinko, s’mores, crafts and candy tasting, plus art shows and shopping along Fourth Avenue. downtowncamas.comApril 6 and 7: Indulge yourself at the Vancouver Women’s Show at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 17402 N.E. Delfel Road, Ridgefield. Check out vendors, fashion shows, jewelry, food and wellness ideas from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 6 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door; parking is free. womensshow.orglast_img read more

Valverde is just getting used to VAR

first_imgThe Barcelona coach doesn’t think to lose a minute checking the Video Assistant Referee as a waste of time because “it’s fairer”Barcelona needed to wait to celebrate after scoring a goal against Huesca this weekend.But for the Blaugrana coach Ernesto Valverde, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology is giving football some fairness.“It takes some getting used to. There’s an initial uncertainty, which is why I ask the referee what’s going on,” he told Barca Blaugranes after trashing Huesca 8-2.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“What I see is that the linesmen usually get it right. Today wasn’t the case but in Valladolid it was.”“You realize that the plays are so tight but they usually get it right. It means you celebrate a goal with some delay but “what are you gonna do? We’ll get used to it,” he explained.“You feel like it’s fairer. I don’t think it loses much time neither. Just half a minute or so.”last_img read more

Sorrowful season at Abundant Life Church in Provo two being mourned

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:Abundant Life Church, samantha williams-glinton, sidney stuart Stuart’s Memorial tonight, then body goes to Freeport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Jul 2015 – It was another emotional Sunday for the Abundant Life Ministries International Church yesterday … the congregation is still in mourning over the death last week Sunday of Senior Prosecutor, Samantha Glinton and then the sudden passing of Sidney Stuart on Tuesday. Stuart, a taxi driver, former chauffeur for former Premier, Michael Misick; armor bearer for Bishop C Alexander Williams (pastor of Abundant Life church) and a popular singer was found dead at his home in Kew Town. Magnetic Media was informed that his mother is on island now; she is originally from Turks and Caicos but resides in Holmes Rock, Grand Bahama. While Sidney will be laid to rest in Grand Bahama on Saturday coming, there is a memorial planned for 45 year old Stuart at Abundant Life this Thursday evening. Samantha Williams-Glinton laid to rest on Saturday Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Police make arrests for drugs, theft and confirms Stuart’s death at homelast_img read more

Downtown gas station held up

first_imgPolice are investigating a robbery that happened late Monday at a downtown Vancouver gas station.The robbery was reported just before 11 p.m. at the Chevron station at 210 E. Mill Plain Blvd.A store clerk told police that two men entered the store, made a verbal demand and left the store with an undisclosed amount of money and items from the store, said Kim Kapp, Vancouver police spokeswoman.The clerk wasn’t sure if the two had a gun, Kapp said. One wasn’t mentioned or seen.One suspect was described as a white man in his 20s or 30s who was wearing a dark jacket, black pants and a baseball hat. The second suspect was said to be a white man, also in his 20s or 30s, who wore a black hooded jacket, black pants and a red billed baseball hat, Kapp said.Several police, including a K-9 officer responded but were unable to find the suspects.last_img read more

2021 Chevy Trailblazer slots between Trax and Equinox arrives in early 2020

first_img Chevrolet The Trailblazer RS will come standard with a two-tone color scheme. Chevrolet The Chevy Trailblazer is back, albeit in a very different form. General Motors announced the new subcompact SUV on Wednesday, and says the Trailblazer will slot between the Trax and Equinox in Chevrolet’s SUV lineup.It’s evident the Trailblazer takes a lot of design influence from the new, midsize Blazer, especially up front. Chevrolet says its new SUV will be available in RS guise, pictured above, with a standard two-tone roof.No other specifications are available as of this writing, Chevrolet’s official statement simply saying details will be “shared later.” For now, the company just says the Trailblazer will come standard with front pedestrian braking, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and lane-departure warning. Adaptive cruise control will be optional, as will rear park assist and a high-definition rear-view camera.2021 Chevy TrailblazerChevy’s Infotainment 3 software will handle multimedia duties. Chevrolet Interestingly, the Trailblazer announcement comes right on the heels of Buick debuting the new Encore GX — a compact crossover positioned between the subcompact Encore and midsize Envision. Considering Buick was also mum about product specifications — and considering the two SUVs interiors have a lot in common — it’s safe to assume these products are closely related.The Trailblazer name certainly isn’t anything new. Chevy offered it as a trim level on the US-spec Blazer SUV in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and replaced it with the body-on-frame Trailblazer SUV from 2001 to 2008. More recently, the Trailblazer name has been used on an SUV sold outside the US.Look for the 2021 Trailblazer to arrive in US showrooms in early 2020. Now, where’s our GMC Jimmy redux? Post a comment 2019 Honda Passport review: All the SUV you really need 2019 Chevy Blazer first drive: Sharp style, smooth ride Buick Chevrolet Tags 0center_img Share your voice 2019 Chevrolet Blazer looks sporty in RS trim 42 Photos More From Roadshow SUVs Crossovers 2019 Nissan Murano review: Freshened, but not fresh enoughlast_img read more

Scott Kelley named states director of commercial fisheries

first_imgThe state has a new director of commercial fisheries. Long-time Fish and Game employee Scott Kelley takes over Wednesday, replacing Jeff Regnart, who retired at the start of October.Kelley started his career with fish and game as a port sampler at excursion inlet, a major processing facility west of Juneau. Since then he’s held a variety of roles in Southeast Alaska, including working on stock assessments, serving as a regional management coordinator, and running the Shellfish and Groundfish program in Southeast.“Well, it’s a challenge. The job that I just had, it was, you know I had it down pat, and that’s fine, it was a fun job,” Kelley said. “I got a lot of field work which was very fun and very rewarding. I definitely like to embrace challenges, and this director job of commercial fisheries division certainly fits the bill.”The first challenge Kelley will face is helping draft next year’s budget, which is expected to include cuts throughout the state.“I’ll definitely be working with the leadership of all the divisions and of course the commissioner on that whole process, and I know everybody’s aware that it’s going to be probably pretty heavy sledding, heavy going for a while, and then of course move into the legislative session and work with the leadership there and legislators themselves,” Kelley said.Kelley says his favorite part of fisheries management is the people, from working with other fish and game employees to getting to know fishermen and folks in industry.last_img read more

UK firms hold off on permanent hires as Brexit nears Survey

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/0:50Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:50?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading … A demonstration featuring a paper mâché Theresa May head sailing towards an iceberg is staged by campaign group Avaaz outside the Houses of Parliament on January 15, 2019 in London, England.Jack Taylor/Getty ImagesBritish employers held off from hiring permanent staff in February, adding to signs of growing nerves ahead of Brexit in the country’s otherwise strong labour market, a survey of recruiters showed on Friday.The permanent jobs index of the survey — produced by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and accountancy firm KPMG — edged up to 50.0, the dividing line between rising or falling staff levels.But February’s reading was the second-weakest since the shortly after the Brexit referendum in June 2016 following January’s slump to 49.7.The cautious start to 2019 and contrasted with strong growth in permanent hirings in 2018 and 2017.”Overall, the labour market has been incredibly resilient over the last couple of years as employers have opted to hire more permanent and temporary staff rather than invest in long term productivity gains,” James Stewart, KPMG vice chair, said. Anti-Brexit demonstrators protest opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, June 12, 2018REUTERS/Simon Dawson SIMON DAWSONBritain’s unemployment rate sank to its joint lowest since 1975 at 4.0 percent in late 2018, a fall that some economists attribute to employers hiring staff rather than making longer-term commitments to invest in new equipment.”However in 2019 Brexit uncertainty is having an opposite and chilling effect on the jobs market, with firms reassessing their level of risk,” Stewart said.Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29 although Prime Minister Theresa May has opened up the possibility of a delay.Amid the uncertainty, the world’s fifth-biggest economy has shown signs of slowing and the Bank of England expects the weakest growth in 2019 since the global financial crisis, even if May manages to get a Brexit transition deal.Temporary billings rose at a steeper rate in February after increasing only slightly in January while pay rates for staff generally grew more slowly, the survey showed.Earlier this week, a survey showed employers in Britain’s dominant services industry cut jobs at the fastest rate in more than seven years. Closecenter_img Brexit Deal: Theresa May Loses MPs Votelast_img read more

FFs to get free healthcare from govt hospitals

first_img.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the ministry of liberation war affairs and the health service division under the ministry of health and family welfare on Sunday at the Secretariat, which will allow freedom fighters to receive medical treatment at all government and specialised hospitals at free and/or minimal cost, reports UNB.During the signing ceremony, health minister Mohammad Nasim said that the government has decided to bear the costs for health treatment of all the freedom fighters, many of whom are suffering from old age complicacies.The MoU states that the liberation war affairs ministry will allocate the funds for the initiative and distribute them to upazila and district health complexes and specialised hospitals in Dhaka.The hospital authorities will then use the funds for the treatment of the freedom fighters.Liberation war affairs minister AKM Mozammel Haque said that Tk 15 lakh will initially be distributed to the hospitals on Monday, while the funds will be regularly replenished once the hospital authorities apply for reimbursements.Some of the specialised hospitals include Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital, Shaheed Sheikh Abu Naser Specialised Hospital, Khulna and more.As a result of the MoU, the freedom fighters will receive all sorts of healthcare benefits and facilities from the government hospitals, including complimentary treatment, operation and medicines.Committees will be set up in upazila, district, divisional and Dhaka city/specialised hospital levels to oversee the entire process, which will be led by upazila nirbahi officer (UNO), additional district administrator, additional deputy commissioners and a joint secretary from health services division respectively.Similarly, the funds will be given from the liberation war affairs ministry to the health and family planning officer for upazila level, civil surgeons for district level, hospital director for government hospitals and head of specialised hospitals, so that they can be the designated personnel for such matters.last_img read more

We will play better against South Africa spinners Rahane

first_imgIndia’s middle-order mainstay Ajinkya Rahane on Friday promised that the team’s batsmen would put up a much more impressive display against spinners in the coming four-Test series against South Africa than they had in the last few rubbers.Agreeing that Indian batsmen did not do too well against the spinning ball in Sri Lanka, Rahane said things would be different against South Africa at home.“Unfortunately, we got out to spinners in Sri Lanka. We played fast bowling very well in Australia and South Africa. The intention was to play out their first spells and then take them on. We are just looking to improve against spin in the series against South Africa. I’m confident in the series against South Africa we will do well against spin,” he said. Also Read – A league of his own!While rubbishing suggestions that the current lot of batsmen were suspect against quality spin bowling, Rahane said, “I don’t think we are playing spin bowling badly. In Sri Lanka, you have to give credit to their spinners. Rangana Herath and Tharindu Kaushal bowled very well.”Rahane said with the team preferring to play with five frontline bowlers, the onus was on batsmen to give them enough time to get 20 wickets for a Test win.  Also Read – Domingo named new Bangladesh cricket coach“With five bowlers playing as batsmen, it was our responsibility to get quick runs. We wanted to give enough time to the bowlers to take 20 wickets. That was our mindset in Sri Lanka,” said Rahane, who scored a century in the second innings of the second Test for a winning cause. Dravid prefers Rahane to bat at no. 5 in TestsJoining the debate over Ajinkya Rahane’s batting order in Tests, former India captain Rahul Dravid said on Friday he prefers his one-time Rajasthan Royals teammate to bat at no. 5 and not one-down, a position he was sent in the last two Tests in Sri Lanka recently. “He’s good at no. 5, or even 4, because of his ability to play with the tail-enders, the range of shots he possesses and for the opportunity he would get to face the second new ball too,” a visibly reluctant Dravid told former Test opener Aakash Chopra at the launch of the latter’s book “The Insider” here. It was interesting to note that Rahane was sitting by his side on the dais when Chopra put the question to the 42- year-old cricket legend, “Ajinkya at no. 3 or 5, what do you want?”  The debate has arisen as Rahane, who has been the most consistent of all Indian middle order batsmen on the overseas tours to South Africa, New Zealand, England and South Africa – at no. 5 – was asked to bat at no. 3 in the second and third Tests against Lanka, both played at Colombo and won by India for a 2-1 series win, after he had batted at no. 5 in the lost first Test at Galle. While scoring a second innings century for a winning cause in the second Test, Rahane failed to reach double figures in the other three innings in which he batted at no. 3. His Mumbai teammate Rohit Sharma, who flopped at no. 3 in the series opener, made two half centuries and also got good starts in the other two innings in which he was demoted to no. 5 – the slot previously occupied by Rahane.last_img read more

Police warn real possibility of increase in LGBTI hate crime due to

first_imgBrexit continues to spark protests in the UK. | Photo: Gustavo Ferlizi.The watchdog also said some people who reported hate crime were designated incorrectly during the time they reported it.In one case assessment, the report stated: ‘A 17-year-old gay victim was assaulted, and received facial injuries. The victim called the police and said she believed this had happened because she was gay.‘The control room operator did not assess the victim as being vulnerable and did not flag the incident as being hate-related.‘An officer later visited the victim and made a crime report which was incorrectly recorded as a racial/religiously aggravated assault,’ the report said.The report found inadequate responses in 89 of 180 cases it reviewed.Brexit Report: This is how Brexit could hurt LGBTI peopleGay Star News’s exclusive Brexit report has found LGBTI people will be left vulnerable.The EU locks the UK into protecting people on the basis of sexuality and gender identity. It provides gay, bi and trans people with a legal route to appeal if the UK doesn’t treat them fairly.But when the UK comes out of the EU, there’s no guarantee yet that those protections will still exist.The UK enjoys some protections as a direct result of the EU. These include free movement, trans rights, employment rights, relationship rights and asylum.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Photo: torbakhopper / Flickr A police watchdog warned there’s a ‘real possibility’ of an increase in LGBTI hate crime as a direct result of Brexit.center_img According to a new report, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) said hate crime rose during the 2016 referendum and it’s likely to rise again when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union at the end of March 2019.The report said: ‘Police forces should prepare for this eventuality.’Police should also ‘make sure that the recommendations in this report are used in the future to improve the police response to hate crime victims.’There are ‘significant problems’ in addressing hate crimeHate crime accounts for roughly 2% of all crimes reported to police.The figures show the number of recorded offences increased by 57% between 2014-15 and 2016-17.The report analyzes hate crime across the board – from LGBTI hate crime to race-based and religious attacks.It also recommended police in England and Wales need to tackle ‘significant problems’ in handling hate crime cases.It took an average of five days for police to visit 73 victims, while 65 were not seen at all. GAYSTARNEWS- Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/police-warn-real-possibility-of-increase-in-lgbti-hate-crime-due-to-brexit/last_img read more

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first_img November 14, 2012 — Vital Images received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 3-D viewing through its universal viewer, VitreaView. The company also released tablet viewing capabilities for VitreaView.Introduced in June of 2011, VitreaView provides a consistent image viewing experience across the patient continuum of care. VitreaView is used as a communication tool for DICOM (digital imaging and communications in medicine) and non-DICOM medical images through a standardized viewer, giving clinicians access to these images through a variety of systems, including EMR (electronic medical record), EHR (electronic health record) or HIE (health information exchange).“Delivering high quality products is fundamentally important to Vital; seeking FDA clearance is just a part of our standard process,” said Erkan Akyuz, president and CEO at Vital Images Inc. “It is critical that our customers have confidence in the tools they depend on for delivering care. Now with 3-D and tablet capabilities available via VitreaView, our customers, particularly referring physicians and clinicians, have more functionality and easier access to the tools they need. Also, with access to images through the EMR as part of the Stage 2 meaningful use criteria, VitreaView integrated with a certified EMR enables the ability to meet this objective, with a toolset and infrastructure that also meets the needs of clinical users and IT administrators.”VitreaView enables flexible deployment options, including leveraging virtualized environments and allowing access to multiple databases, thus providing a universal imaging layer at the enterprise level. VitreaView is also designed to eliminate the need to integrate disparate image viewing portals by providing a single, standardized imaging layer for referring clinicians. This allows administrators to move away from managing disparate departmental imaging solutions and provide access through a consolidated universal viewer.For more information: www.vitalimages.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more 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 News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Technology | November 14, 2012 FDA Clears Vital Images 3-D Viewing Through its Universal Viewer Related Content Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more center_img Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read morelast_img read more

European businesses China must better protect trade secrets

first_imgIt may also take time for foreigners to develop enough trust in China’s court and regulatory systems. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, in special report to Congress in April, said businesses continue to express concerns about pressure from Chinese government entities to reveal technologies.Many foreign companies have successfully used Chinese courts to prosecute trademark infringement, but trade secret theft cases remain rare, said Rui Wenbiao, an intellectual property judge at Shanghai’s high court.It is more difficult to collect relevant evidence in China, and companies fear their trade secrets could become further exposed during litigation, Rui said.___AP Writer Erika Kinetz in Shanghai and news assistant Yu Bing in Beijing contributed.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall China’s economy, the world’s second biggest, has slowed from double-digit growth as it tries to reduce overreliance on trade and industrial investment. Its likely 7 percent growth rate this year is still much higher than developed economies such as Japan, Germany and the United States.To ensure continued European participation during China’s economic slowdown and its “paradigm shift” toward more value-added industries, the government must more uniformly enforce business rules without unduly targeting foreigners, improve Internet access and guarantee protection of intellectual property, the European Chamber said.Only a quarter of the 541 European companies surveyed have research and development centers in China, and among those the focus is primarily on how to localize products for the Chinese market rather than developing new technology that could be vulnerable to theft.“There seems to be great reluctance now to put up an R-and-D section in China, because of distrust,” Joerg Wuttke, chamber president and China chief for German chemical giant BASF, said in an interview.The chamber found that 23 percent of companies are pessimistic about the outlook for profitability in the coming two years, up from only 16 percent last year. Some 28 percent were optimistic. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology BEIJING (AP) — China needs to better protect trade secrets and fairly enforce business rules to ensure European investment and hiring at a time when Chinese leaders are trying to foster a more innovative economy, the biggest European business group in China said Wednesday.Optimism about continued profitability is waning and nearly a quarter of European companies doing business in China plan to cut staff, according to an annual survey by the European Chamber of Commerce. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your homecenter_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Top Stories About 24 percent of the companies planned staff reductions, especially in industries such as energy. The least likely to be considering layoffs were IT and food-and-beverage companies, Wuttke said.“Pessimism about profitability is at an all-time high,” Wuttke said. “It’s clear that the slowdown is hitting companies’ expansion plans.” He said the most surprising finding of the survey was that companies are planning to cut staff.China’s leadership says it is making it a priority to cut red tape and clarify business rules, both perennial issues with most foreign businesses. In the past year, the government has established three courts to deal specifically with intellectual property issues in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.As China’s own innovation-based companies increase in number, the protection of intellectual property has become a national strategy, though it will take time for legal protections to fully develop, said Liu Yuanchun, an economist at Renmin University’s School of Economics.“A revolutionary change has been taking place in China,” Liu said. “It is normal for the developing countries to have an imperfect legal environment when catching up with the developed countries. “ 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Comments   Share   last_img read more