NS sees first suspected carfentanil death medical examiner says

first_imgHALIFAX – Nova Scotia has had its first suspected overdose death linked to carfentanil, the province’s chief medical officer of health said Wednesday.Dr. Robert Strang said the potent opiate is suspected of contributing to the death of one person in Halifax, though the formal cause of death has yet to be determined.He said he couldn’t release the name, age or gender of the person who died in March.Strang said if the death is confirmed to be linked to carfentanil — originally developed for veterinarians to sedate elephants and other large animals — it was likely present in one of several street drugs the person involved had taken.“Like in many of the deaths, there were a number of substances that were involved. … But carfentanil has been identified as one of those substances,” he said.“Given the high potency of carfentanil … it’s highly likely it at least contributed to the death in this case.”Strang had announced just under a year ago that the drug was circulating in the province, and he said Wednesday it would be not overly surprising to see it contributing to fatalities.There have also been cases of the drug appearing in the street drug trade in neighbouring New Brunswick.“It’s part of what I call the toxic street drug scene. It’s not surprising we have this first possible death … We’ve been anticipating this,” he said.Strang says it’s a good time for him to remind any users of street drugs of the extreme dangers associated with their use, and he advised people who use the drugs to keep a supply of naloxone, an overdose-reversing drug that can be self administered.The doctor said the province will keep building up harm reduction efforts, such as making naloxone widely available at community pharmacies.The recent provincial budget added $1.4 million to create models for safer consumption of street drugs.Strang said if a person insists on using street drugs it’s better they do so with other people present, a supply of naloxone nearby and that they be prepared to call 911 if there is any risk of overdose.He emphasized that under legislation police will not arrest people who call for emergency help if they are near a person having an overdose.Carfentanil is especially dangerous, as it can be mixed in with other street drugs and therefore is hard to detect visually.It is about 100 times more powerful than the opiate fentanyl.In March of last year, Nova Scotia announced initial steps in its effort to head off a British Columbia-style epidemic of opioid overdose deaths.Funding was provided for about 5,000 free naloxone kits through police, jails and community pharmacies.Three community-based organizations that distribute clean needles and information to drug users are being funded to educate and assist their clients, and have been training clients in the injection of naloxone.— Follow (at)mtuttoncporg on Twitter.last_img read more

Penashues election spending under fire

first_imgAPTN National NewsQuestions continue to swirl around Ottawa about Labrador MP Peter Penashue’s spending habits during the last federal election.Opposition parties are accusing Penashue of over spending by $20,000. The Liberals have called for an investigation.NDP MP Charlie Angus joined APTN National News.last_img

Peace Gallery Norths opening night of Harvest Moon Exhibition

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Peace Gallery North has its opening night of their Harvest Moon Exhibition, tonight, Friday, September 6th, 2019 from 7 pm – 9 pm.The exhibition is a preview of original art to be auctioned at the 36th Annual Art Auction held October 5th, 2019.This evening will include entertainment by Intermezzo, as well as refreshments and appetizers by the Cultured Cafe. The Peace Gallery North is located at the North Peace Cultural CentreTo view the FB Event Page; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Czech PM Morocco Could Become Czechs Largest Economic Partner in Africa

Rabat – Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said “Morocco could become the Czech Republic’s largest economic partner” in Africa, on Wednesday, at the launch of the Czech-Moroccan Business Forum in Casablanca.Morocco and the Czech Republic “are currently discussing cooperation in the automobile, aircraft and armaments industries,” reported Czech Radio.Babis described Morocco, where he lived for five years as a Czech company representative in the past, as crossroads between Europe and Africa. Over the past five years, Czech exports to Morocco have doubled and many Czech companies are operating in Morocco, according to Czech Radio.In 2017, trade between Morocco and the Czech Republic totaled $435 million.In this regard, Babis reaffirmed his country’s determination to strengthen trade with Morocco, the Czech Republic’s second largest partner in Africa, reported Maghreb Arab Press.Babis arrived in Rabat on Tuesday leading a delegation of 37 business leaders, in addition to Czech Minister of Industry and Trade Marta Novakova, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Miloslav Stasek, and Czech Ambassador to Morocco Hanane Saadi.The head of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, Jaroslav Hanak, told Czech Radio that “this was the first time that Prime Minister Babis has travelled with a business delegation outside of Europe.”Read also: Czech PM Visits Morocco with 37 Business LeadersBabis met the president of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM), Salaheddine Mezouar. Mezouar said that the meeting with Babis will “give new impetus to cooperation between the business communities of both countries.”Morocco offers ‘great potential’ in aeronautics and automotive industryCzech prime minister also met representatives of different Moroccan investment groups to discuss opportunities in the renewable energy and agricultural sectors. The head of the local CzechTrade mission, Tamer El-Sibai, said that Morocco plans to invest $30 billion in the energy sector to which the North African country gives special attention, in addition to agriculture and construction.Babis affirmed that Morocco offers “great potential” to investors in many sectors, including the aeronautics and automotive industry.“Since Morocco is the largest automobile producer in Africa, Czech companies could try to become subcontractors,” Babis said.Babis said that he also discussed military cooperation between Morocco and the Czech Republic, noting that Morocco spends up to €4 billion on military technology.According to the Czech Confederation of Industry, Morocco showed great interest in the Czech Technical University’s projects which aims to collect water from humidity in the air.The Czech prime minister informed that a delegation of Moroccan industrialists will later visit the Czech Republic to explore business and investment opportunities in the country. read more

Sierra Leone UN mission helps disarm 16000 fighters since January

Speaking at a press briefing at UN Headquarters, UNAMSIL’s Chief of Public Information, Margaret Novicki, said the district-by-district disarmament process, which was expected to be concluded by the end of the year, would lead to a restoration of State authority around the country, the return of refugees and the holding of national elections in the early part of next year. But the path towards peace hasn’t been easy, she said.”Last year we had a rather difficult baptism of fire with the collapse of the peace process, the hostage taking of our peacekeepers and the withdrawal of major troop contributors,” Ms. Novicki said. “This time last year there were very few people who were optimistic about the prospects for peace in Sierra Leone.” However, in spite of the obstacles, the Mission is making steady progress and is now in the midst of a renewed peace process, she said. In addition, the rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF) was transforming itself into a political party to contest next year’s elections. According to Ms. Novicki, one element that had contributed to the significant changes in Sierra Leone was the Mission leadership’s “patient painstaking diplomacy” – which had been necessary to rebuild confidence among the parties to the conflict – backed by an adequately robust military force, now close to its authorized troop strength of 17,500 soldiers. UNAMSIL’s approach over the last year had “many lessons for other UN peacekeeping missions in an era when there are many complex internal civil conflicts to be addressed,” she said.Another reason for the progress in Sierra Leone was the fact that the Mission had worked very hard to regain public support for and confidence in UNAMSIL and the UN. “I will say from my own perspective that it has not been an easy process,” she added, noting that the country had a very high illiteracy rate – almost 80 per cent – and normal channels of communication were either hard-pressed, non-existent or had simply been destroyed by a decade of civil war.”So we rely primarily on the civilian component of UNAMSIL to work in this setting,” she said. “Our civilian police and our civil affairs section are working very hard to assist in restoring State authority throughout the country. We are helping the police to redeploy, to re-establish the judicial system, and to reinstitute traditional leadership.” read more

Goodbye Dead Puck Era

It could be that the ongoing analytics boom in hockey has affected a change in the old “get the puck to the net however possible” evangelism that once was pre-eminent. It’s true that the puck won’t go into the net unless it’s guided toward the net, but not all shots are created equal: An unimpeded shot from between the dots has a much better chance of hitting the twine than a shot taken from the blue line and directed toward a bunch of traffic in front of the net, for example. If expected goals are any indication, players are taking smarter shots — not more shots — than they did in the past, and that’s leading to more goals.We might expect that slumping goaltending could also provide part of the answer. The average save percentage (.908) across the NHL is the lowest it’s been in a decade. But if we isolate goaltenders who were roughly in their prime (between the ages 25 and 31) in both 2015-16 and 2018-19 — presumably a group whose inherent skills haven’t changed very much even as the NHL’s goals-per-game average has — their average save percentage has dipped by an astounding 12 points over that span.By comparison, the overall league average in save percentage is down by only 7 points, which indicates that goaltenders who were not in the goalie population in 2015-16 are having a better time adjusting to the league than goalies who were already around — even ones still in their primes. It’s fair to conclude, then, that goaltending has gotten demonstrably more difficult in a short period of time, and veteran goalies appear to have had a hard time adapting to shooters who have figured out how to take smarter and more dangerous shots.This is all in sharp contrast to the amount of scoring that occurred in the past decade-plus. In the past, changes to the NHL rulebook have had a bubble effect: Scoring increases immediately but regresses within a season or two. That was certainly the case in 2005-06, which was defined by a spate of rule changes and a cadre of whistle-happy referees. That season, the size of goaltender equipment was reduced; the two-line offsides rule was abolished; the neutral zone was reduced by 4 feet, expanding the space each team had to mount an offensive zone attack; and goaltenders were no longer allowed to play the puck anywhere they wanted behind the goal line, instead restricted to a trapezoid behind their own net. Power-play opportunities skyrocketed to 5.85 per team per game, up by 1.61 from 2003-04.This all meant that scoring jumped from 5.14 goals per game in 2003-04 to 6.16 goals per game in 2005-06. The boost was short-lived, however. Scoring dipped beneath 6 goals per game the following season, and as the decade post-lockout progressed, scoring continued to suffer. Power-play opportunities declined drastically, goaltenders got better, and the average goals scored per game stayed below 6 for a dozen seasons. Until this season.Whether the scoring uptick can be attributed to a culmination of rule changes, smarter shot selection, worse goaltending or evolved tactics — or some combination of all of that — one thing is certain: The NHL is a scorer’s league again, and the 2018-19 iteration is the most entertaining in nearly three decades. Players in the NHL are scoring at a prodigious pace. Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov is on pace to score 125 points, which would be tied for the highest point tally of the new millennium. If they keep up their current clip, Edmonton’s Connor McDavid would score 122 points, Chicago’s Patrick Kane 119 points and Colorado’s Mikko Rantanen 117 points. All of these point totals would smash each player’s previous career high. This makes sense given the climate of the NHL this season — it’s the highest-scoring season since the one that took place immediately after the lockout of 2004-05. There are currently 40 players scoring at least a point per game.1Among players who have played in at least half of their team’s games. If the season ended today, it would be the highest number since 1995-96, when 42 finished the season with a point per game or better. This is excellent news for a league that’s constantly tinkering with its rulebook to increase scoring.For the first time in more than a decade, the average goals scored per NHL game has surpassed 6. But unlike previous spikes in scoring, there weren’t any sweeping changes made to the rulebook before the season,2The league did reduce the size of goaltending equipment again, but whether that meaningfully affects scoring numbers is up for debate. so what exactly is going on?An obvious stat to look at is the average number of power-play opportunities teams are getting each game. More man advantages, it would seem, might lead to more quality scoring opportunities. But power-play opportunities per game have actually decreased steadily since 2005-06, the season after the lockout, and are static when compared with last season, when the average goals scored per game was below 6.Shooters do appear to be taking better shots in five-on-five scenarios. The average for the league in expected goals per 60 minutes per team3Expected goals functions as a proxy for shot quality. is 2.38, according to data from Corsica Hockey — up from 2.19 in 2015-16. And shooters are actually performing better than the expected goals model suggests they should be: The league average goals per 60 minutes per team is 2.49. A 10th of a goal may not seem like a lot, but it translates to about 254 more goals scored per season. Shots against per game have remained fairly stable since the lockout of 2004-05, which makes it somewhat difficult to explain the sudden glut. read more

MD Construction reflects on project delivery at Gamsberg

first_imgM&D Construction Group’s Civil Engineering Division played a large role in assisting Vedanta Zinc International (VZI) and its engineer, procure, construct contractor (EPC), ELB Engineering services, to deliver Gamsberg’s concentrator in an extremely short timeframe to ensure the timely supply of a high global demand for zinc.The Gamsberg project is located near Aggeneys and is part of the South African zinc grouping’s Black Mountain Mining (BMM) operations in the Northern Cape. It will exploit one of the largest known, undeveloped orebodies in the world, mining 4 Mt of ore annually from an open pit and producing 250,000 t of zinc-in-concentrate a year at the new concentrator plant during the first phase of operations.The division mobilised to site in October 2017 and completed the civils component of the work scope, including the flotation plant, as well as infrastructure in the milling zone and the thickener area, comprising the tailings, as well as the zinc and lead thickener, at the end of September this year.“We grew our team from only 60 people in the initial phases of the works programme to about 300 when the project peaked to complete the concentrator infrastructure in such a short period. Moreover, we had to extend working hours, which were well within the parameters of the Mine Health & Safety Act, as well as our own strict safety policies and those of VZI and ELB Engineering,” Gawie van der Merwe, Senior Contract Manager of M&D Construction Group, says.A further challenge was closely co-ordinating the civil aspects with the many other construction activities on this multi-disciplinary project. Moreover, the various contractors had to implement additional measures to ensure the health and safety of their staff working in this confined space and to very tight deadlines.He attributes much of the success of the civil works to active participation by both the EPC and client, while noting that their decision to introduce incentives to motivate and boost the morale of the many workers also greatly assisted the Civil Engineering Division meet all milestone dates.Meanwhile, M&D is forging ahead with the various roads that will serve this operation. M&D Construction Group’s Roads & Earthworks Division was awarded the contract to construct the external roads in mid-December and it commenced work on this eight month project in February 2018. The contract was extended in August this year to also include the construction of the internal plant roads and, thereby, increasing its value by 47%. It includes the construction of the access roads and parking from the N14 highway between Pofadder and Aggeneys to the entrance of the mine. This is in addition to various roads and parking areas along the perimeter of and within the plant area.Led by Angelo Veli, the Roads & Earthworks team on site comprises about 60 people, including administrative staff and local labour, as well as those men and women from sub-contracting teams. Head of the division, Chris Porter, says that he is extremely impressed with the progress made by his team, considering the numerous challenges, not least of which is the extreme remoteness of this construction site.“It is located about 1,000 km from our home base and just under 300 km from Upington, the closest major urban centre in the province. Careful logistical planning is, therefore, required to ensure that the project proceeds according to schedule,” Porter says.Meanwhile, the close proximity of the construction works to an environmentally-sensitive area adds another level of complexity to the project. Similar to the concentrator construction programme, close coordination is essential among the many contractors that are all working to tight deadlines on this busy construction site.“The Roads & Earthworks team demonstrated its ability to think on its feet when it was discovered that materials from the various borrow pits for the road layer works did not meet the engineering design specification once construction had commenced. Porter and his team, therefore, proposed a mechanically-blended solution incorporating commercial aggregates, which are sourced from Aroams quarry, located about 7 km from the construction site.”He says that three road surfaces have been specified for this project: a Cape Seal is being used on mostly straight sections and a 200 mm thick fibre-reinforced concrete for the heavy-duty access roadways, while an 80 mm-thick interlocking paving is being deployed in the plant areas. By the time the Roads & Earthworks division has completed the project, it will have undertaken 101,000 m³ of bulk earthworks, and constructed 30,600 m³ of layer works, 12,500 m2 of Cape Seal surfacing, 14,900 m2 of inter-locking paving and 13,500 m of kerbing.In addition 8,850 m³ of concrete roadway is being produced from an M&D Construction Group-owned batch plant on site to ease logistics on this project. It achieved the daily production requirement of up to 200 m³ of 35 MPa concrete, which is transported to the various construction faces using the company’s own three mixer trucks.The teams on site were fully supported by the M&D Plant Division, which is providing most of the plant and equipment needed to complete the works and at a high availability level. Rukesh Raghubir, CEO of M&D Construction Group, says that he is proud of the company’s involvement in a project that has also supported so many local businesses and entrepreneurs in the area during the construction cycle.“BMM/Vedanta’s operations have already created livelihoods for about 1,500 people, while a further 750 people will be directly and indirectly employed by Gamsberg. This is over-and-above the many employment opportunities that have been created during the construction of this state-of-the-art mine. Gamsberg again demonstrates the critical role that this ‘sunrise’ industry has to play in socio-economic upliftment. Certainly, we are very proud to be involved in yet another successful mining-related project. Gamsberg will be BMM/Vedanta’s flagship project as one of the most digitally-advanced mines in Africa that embraces innovative technologies and new methods of working,” Raghubir concludes.last_img read more

Column Will Ireland see a new political party

first_img‘The ‘right’ gap in the market’The assumption is widespread but where is this gap? Many who talk about the gap in the political market point to some prime real estate to the right of Fine Gael on the political spectrum? Fine Gael however is a very different party to the one Garret Fitzgerald led. The 2011intake led by a younger generation of TDs such as Brendan Griffen, Sean Conlan and Eoghan Murphy have contributed to remaking Fine Gael as a fiscally conservative party. Lucinda Creighton and the other rebels from Fine Gael that formed the Reform Alliance group have sparked talk of a new party but who would they appeal to?Fine Gael voters? Why would traditional Fine Gael voters support a Reform Alliance Party if they are largely echoing what Fine Gael is saying? Indeed, Junior Minister Brian Hayes recently talked about easing the burden of taxation on working people and we are likely to see the Government introduce tax cuts in the run up the next general election. Just last week Eoghan Murphy reiterated his call for bigger cutbacks in public expenditure and has spoken before of his desire to see fiscal consolidation continue. Restraining public expenditure and cutting taxes are among the first principles of fiscal conservatism. It is therefore hard to understand those who argue that a gap exists to the right of a fiscally conservative Fine Gael party who are already espousing these values. Fine Gael would undoubtedly lose some voters to any new party of the right but it is hard to see it haemorrhaging voters to any new right wing party.Fianna Fáil voters would run a mile from a new Reform Alliance party fearing that any party led by Lucinda Creighton or Declan Ganley would always put Fine Gael in Government should it ever hold the balance of power. People of a centre left/left wing persuasion would for obvious policy reasons be unimpressed by any new party of the right.Room on the left?So if political space on the right is currently crowded is there room for a new party of the left? The prospects for a new party of the left are not much better. Fianna Fáil under Micheál Martin’s leadership has taken a step to the left. The party’s pre budget submissions included an increase in the universal social charge for those earning over €100,000 and a tax on sugary foods. These are all measures designed to curry favour with disillusioned Labour voters. Fianna Fáil’s electoral recovery means that the path to winning seats is even more crowded for any new centre left/left wing party. Labour while sinking rapidly in the polls is a well-established party of the left that will not disappear entirely from the political landscape.Perhaps the greatest barrier to any new party of the left is Sinn Fein. The party is actively promoting younger candidates such as Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire who are untainted by ‘the troubles’ to run in the local elections in 2014. The party is building a solid support bases amongst those who are deeply dissatisfied with politics. Indeed, a post Gerry Adams Sinn Fein would also be more appealing to socially liberal middle class voters that currently find it difficult to vote for a party led by Gerry Adams. When you consider all these factors and you add Joe Higgins, People before Profit and independent left-wing candidates into the mix then it becomes clear that any new party of the left is unrealistic.While a new party of either ideological hue is unlikely, the established parties would do well to listen to the large number of people who are dissatisfied with the political process. Fail to do so and the space for a new party may widen and the cry for new politics may become too loud for those currently sitting on the side-lines to ignore.Mark Beegan is a Public Relations Consultant and Fianna Fáil activist. He specialises in political communication and media relations. Follow him on Twitter at @poliireland.Read: Direct Democracy Ireland appeal for a no vote in Court of Appeal referendumRead: EU referendum would be a “good idea” says would-be political party A POPULAR TOPIC of conversation amongst those working in politics and the media is whether or not Irish politics is about to witness the birth of a new political party. The perceived wisdom is that Irish politics is ripe for a new party to shake up the old order parties of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Labour and Sinn Fein. Those who advocate for a new party point to the high percentage of ‘don’t knows’ cited in opinion polls as a sign that the public want a new political party.The polls illustrate that there is a large section of the electorate that is either undecided when it comes to which party to vote for or already of a mind not to vote for any of the parties currently on offer. While public dissatisfaction offers fertile ground for any new party it does not mean that one will be created or guarantee any new party longevity or success. If any new party new is to succeed it would need substantial financial backing and a large amount of high profile candidates. It would also need serious policy proposals and a gap in the electorate to target. One of the most widespread assumptions is that there is a ‘gap in the market’ which is just waiting to be filled. Does such a gap exist and if so where on the political spectrum does it exist?last_img read more

Tomorrows UK newspapers may spoil the Scottish independence party

first_imgTomorrow’s UK newspapers may spoil the Scottish independence party New polls show that Scots aren’t yet sold on independence. 24,019 Views Read: One step closer: Theresa May gets green light to start Brexit process >Poll: Should Scotland hold another referendum on independence from the UK? > Tuesday 14 Mar 2017, 11:02 PM http://jrnl.ie/3288112 By Rónán Duffy Mar 14th 2017, 11:02 PM Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: The Times of London/Twitter Short URL Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon meeting in Edinburgh last year. Source: PA Wire/PA ImagesScottish First Minister Sturgeon yesterday confirmed that she intends to pursue another referendum on independence before the UK leaves the EU.Any such referendum would need the backing of the UK government at Westminster for it to be binding.It is belived that Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is preparing to reject Sturgeon’s timeline for a new referendum.As well as The Times, other UK newspapers have also have front pages that may worry Scottish nationalists.The Telegraph claims for example that another poll also suggests that Scots are growing more Eurosceptic and many not risk leaving the union to stay in the EU.The Guardian meanwhile reports that a “compromise deal” may yet avert another referendum. Tomorrow’s Daily Telegraph front page: Sturgeon abandons bit to stay in the EU #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/pksLJD27kk— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 14, 2017 Source: The Telegraph/Twitter 51 Comments A POLL CONDUCTED for The Times newspaper in the UK has found that 57% of Scots want to stay in the UK.The poll was conducted by YouGov and found a 57:43 lead in favour of staying in the union when ‘don’t knows’ were excluded.It suggests that Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party has some ground to make up if it is to realise its stated goal of leaving the UK.Even though the 14-point gap may be significant, it is less than the 24-point gap that existed when the 2014 referendum was announced. Tomorrow’s front: Scots want to remain in UK, new poll reveals #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/uQmKVroXKF— The Times of London (@thetimes) March 14, 2017last_img read more

Stray animals owners and councils are to blame

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A recent increase in the number of reported attacks by stray animals on pedestrians is largely attributable to the irresponsible behavior of citizens who abandon their pets and the failure of authorities to implement programs for the protection of strays, animal welfare experts said last week.The most extreme example of violent attacks by stray animals in Attica is the case of an 86-year-old woman who died earlier this month after being set upon by a pack of stray dogs in the northern Athens suburb of Ekali.Experts blame this and other attacks on pet owners who abandon their pets when they become too much of a commitment, but they also highlight the absence of positive action on a local government level. “There are municipal programs for the care of stray animals but the problem is that these programs are rarely implemented,” Yiannis Maistros, vice president of the Stray Animals’ Refuge said. According to Maistros, dogs change their behavior for the worst when they are abandoned. “They form packs, search for food together and become aggressive,” Maistros said. “If the [municipal] programs aimed at fostering our coexistence with strays were being implemented, these animals would be much friendlier,” he added.Maistros and other animal welfare experts stress that a large portion of the strays on the street have been abandoned.“Around 10 percent of the 3,500 dogs we have treated are pedigree,” said Anna Makri, of Athens City Hall’s urban fauna department. “Clearly these animals were not born as strays but some irresponsible individuals purchased them and then decided that they did not want them anymore,” she added.According to Makri, the municipality gets several complaints each month from pedestrians claiming to have been attacked by stray dogs.In each case, a committee decides whether the animal is fit to remain on the streets or poses a public safety risk. In the latter case, the stray is kept in a municipal shelter until a foster home is found.last_img read more

United pays £15 million compensation package to Mourinho

first_imgThe former Manchester United coach is now free to sign with any club he wants, as he was paid already by the English Premier League giants.Manchester United has paid up a £15 million compensation package to Jose Mourinho after he was sacked by the English Premier League club.And now the manager can sign with any other team he wants, as his business with the Red Devils is done.“There are no issues over Jose’s contract with Manchester United,” a source close to the coach told The Daily Mail.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Everything has been sorted.”“Jose is able to take on another job right now, but is in no rush.”“He is very relaxed about it and would be happy to wait until the end of the season if he needs to,” the source added.“There has been no contact, but they did get in touch with Jose after Lopetegui was dismissed, but he told them he was the manager of Manchester United and totally committed to the club.”last_img read more

AvantGarde MultiInstrumentalist John Cale On Lou Reed

first_img Keith Hancock On Funding The Arts, Music Mentors John Cale: Lou Reed’s Go-To Guy For Avant-Garde avant-garde-multi-instrumentalist-john-cale-lou-reed Russell Thompkins Jr. On Thom Bell’s Impact Andra Day Praises “Incredible” Nina Simone Anthem John Cale On Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Twitter Email Russell Thompkins Jr. On Thom Bell’s Impact Charlie Wilson, Valerie Simpson Honor Sly Stone John Cale On Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Shirley Caesar Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Kirk Franklin Praises Shirley Caesar Charlie Wilson, Valerie Simpson Honor Sly Stone Andra Day Praises “Incredible” Nina Simone Anthem Charlie Wilson, Valerie Simpson Honor Sly Stone The avant-garde edge of the band’s sound was spurred by John Cale, whose talents ranged from songwriter and multi-instrumentalist to arranger — all in the service of a minimal ensemble presenting itself as “art.””When we started this venture, we were serious about what we were doing,” says Cale. “No messing around. It took various attempts to really put everything back together again. I think the style finally became understood, annoying as it was. We were kind of smiling at how annoying it was.”Since 2010 Cale’s last name continues with the initials “OBE,” as he was honored with the Order of the British Empire for his cultural contributions. But his memories of Lou Reed are more off-color. Cale recalls Reed would always tell the group “not to forget to put the swear words in the songs … ‘Don’t forget! Put those swear words in the song!’ I mean the swear words were not what we were really into at all.”For Cale’s part, his unconventional creativity came from a kind of freedom from self-consciousness, which recognition could sometimes interfere with.”We were always more interested in the originality in each individual than really copying anybody else,” he says. “Every time somebody came up and said, ‘Hey, it’s great, man — you’re infamous’ … I’d just feel very awkward.”The John Cale Band with Maureen “Moe” Tucker performed “I’m Waiting For The Man” and “Sunday Morning” on the “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” special on PBS — the first 2 tracks from The Velvet Underground & Nico. Read more NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 13, 2017 – 3:35 pm John Cale On Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Honoring Thom Bell’s Musical Prowesscenter_img Shirley Caesar Receives Lifetime Achievement Award John Cale On Lou Reed, Velvet Underground Andra Day Praises “Incredible” Nina Simone Anthem Keith Hancock On Funding The Arts, Music Mentors Honoring Thom Bell’s Musical Prowess Honoring Thom Bell’s Musical Prowess Kirk Franklin Praises Shirley Caesar Keith Hancock On Funding The Arts, Music Mentors Russell Thompkins Jr. On Thom Bell’s Impact Cale looks back on how the Velvet Underground became seriously “annoying,” for art’s sakePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 13, 2017 – 3:49 pm Lou Reed’s Velvet Underground materialized on New York City’s art scene in 1965 and in short order shook the foundation of the so-called establishment. Managed by Andy Warhol, who also helmed the production on their 1967 classic album, The Velvet Underground & Nico (GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, 2008), the group’s combination of intense subject matter and musical experimentation helped form the templates for punk rock and new wave music. Prev Next Facebook More “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends” Avant-Garde Multi-Instrumentalist John Cale On Lou Reed Shirley Caesar Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Kirk Franklin Praises Shirley Caesar News last_img read more

Twitter grieves as Nintendo President Reggie FilsAimé retires

first_img my body is readyto cry : (we’ll miss your reggie, you were a really fun dude— Cake (@theycallhimcake) February 21, 2019 reggie: i’m retiring internet: pic.twitter.com/xpoX1c9jaU— zach (@conman577) February 21, 2019 I am crying in my uber after watching thisMy body wasn’t readyReggie provided an absolutely immaculate sign offSee you later from one Nintendo fan to another pic.twitter.com/jpeDJTZCuW— D1 (@xD1x) February 21, 2019 My body isn’t reggie to say goodbye 🙁 https://t.co/KFkRAubvQN— Jacob @ Frostbite 🌙 (@alpharadtv) February 21, 2019 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $399 reggie’s career trajectory is dope. he is the child of Haitian immigrants & was born in the Bronx and joined Nintendo in 2003. In 2006 he became president and COO of NoA, making him a black immigrant leading one of the most significant Japanese company of all time. inspirational! pic.twitter.com/MXzIb1wOwD— ً (@hateshaliek) February 21, 2019 Reggie: “As one last announcement as president of Nintendo, I’d like to announce your next Smash Bros DLC fighter.”-Reggie explodes into light and re-emerges on screen in a full karate master outfit-Reggie: “Where did you think I was going?”REGGIE’S READY TO KICK SOME ASS— Coda (@codaanim) February 21, 2019 Reggie is retiring from Nintendo and giving it to a guy who’s last name is Bowser. What a timeline.Thank you Reggie for all you’ve done. Hope you have more time to play Animal Crossing: New Leaf on your Nintendo 3DS. pic.twitter.com/M6RdaDIjdx— FamilyJules (@FamilyJules7x) February 21, 2019 New Theory! April Direct that says goodbye to Reggie and hello to Bowser. This will be tied in with an Animal Crossing reveal because Animal Crossing is all about your best friends moving away and new friends moving in.— ChuyPlaysNintendo (@ChuyPlaysNTDO) February 21, 2019 With Reggie’s formal retirement coming, he now has time for other things. He says he’s going to spend time with his family and his friends, but Nintendo fans have other ideas. Like, say, making sure he’s on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. Share your voice The fans weren’t exactly ready. You could say something about their bodies not being prepared for Reggie’s departure, perhaps. the nintendo guy being called bowser can’t happen. he’s gotta change his name. the posts are gonna be too bad. nintendo please you can’t allow this— j a c k s o n (@headfallsoff) February 21, 2019 All the best to Reggie Fils-Aime on the next phase of his life and career. Great leader, industry partner and friend.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) February 21, 2019 2 things: 1. WHOAH! Reggie is retiring!?2. Congratulations to Doug Bowser! A man named Bowser is now the boss of Nintendo of America https://t.co/FBQF9uYlT5— Jessica Chobot ✨ (@JessicaChobot) February 21, 2019 But perhaps the juiciest idea of all is saying goodbye to one friend and hello to another as they move in… sounds familiar… Something it feels like we never talked about often was the fact that Reggie Fils-Aime was a rare black man leading a major gaming company. This came up briefly in an interview last year, when Walker was asking companies about how they handle crunch. https://t.co/bdSLhfio5N pic.twitter.com/7DbCWFqfdk— PLDH (@PLDHnet) February 21, 2019 Reggie’s ascension to president of one of the world’s leading companies as the son of Haitian immigrants was also celebrated across the Twitterverse.  My love of Nintendo games has always been a big driving force in my eventual career path, and Reggie has been a face at Nintendo since I first watched a bootleg vhs of E3 2004 and dreamed of one day reporting on games professionally. https://t.co/mQR7Kx7S3F— Laura Kate Dale (@LaurakBuzz) February 21, 2019 Gaming Welcome, President Bowser! ( we’ll miss ya, Reggie ) pic.twitter.com/L3cDz55okX— ⋆★✪ SMASHEGA ✪★⋆ (@ShinSmashega) February 21, 2019 Walmart Reggie will be “handing over the controller” to Doug Bowser, who takes up the role of president of Nintendo of America. The appropriateness of Doug’s last name was not lost on anyone, of course. Put Reggie in Smash you cowards!— Jordan Minor (@JordanWMinor) February 21, 2019 Nintendo fans, Reggie has a message for all of you. Please take a look. pic.twitter.com/EAhaEl5oEJ— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 21, 2019 The big names were out in force, saying thanks for all Reggie has done over the past dozen years or so. Last year at E3, I was playing Smash Bros. at Nintendo’s booth and Reggie just sort of came up and grabbed the other controller. He lost, badly, but chuckled and remarked “This is why I need to occasionally come here and practice. I can only embarrass myself in private here.”— Imran Khan (@imranzomg) February 21, 2019center_img Insider footage or Reggie Fils Aime retiring and Doug Bowser becoming the new President of @NintendoAmerica pic.twitter.com/MCEhfYq8JG— NicoBBQ 🍗 (@nicobbq) February 21, 2019 Wow. Reggie has been synonymous with Nintendo for a good portion of my lifetime. He shepherded some of the most innovative and wonderful ways to play ever devised. We’re going to miss him. Few have ever kicked ass, taken names, and played games with such authentic audacity. pic.twitter.com/FLOwc7cdr5— Jared Petty (@pettycommajared) February 21, 2019 Tags Mentioned Above Nintendo 3DS Super Mario 3D Land Limited Edition Post a comment Can’t believe I’m writing this: Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring from Nintendo. One of our industry’s finest leaders and a dear friend. He’s always believed in me. Thank you Reggie.— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) February 21, 2019 He even got some warm words from the competition — Sony’s Shawn Layden, and Microsoft’s Phil Spencer and Mike Ybarra wished him well. Reggie Fils-Aimé has been Nintendo of America’s president since 2006.  Bob Riha Jr/Getty Reginald Fils-Aimé, Nintendo of America president and one of the world’s most recognizable video game figureheads, is retiring in April.Not unexpectedly, that’s got the internet a little emotional. Only minutes after the announcement, a flood of gratitude and well wishes swamped Twitter and media outlets. Fils-Aimé has been Nintendo of America’s go-to guy for over a decade, having him front E3 conferences and huge game announcements, endearing him to not just Nintendo fans, but gaming fans the world over.Reggie’s sign-off was delivered in typical Reggie fashion, with a copious amount of Nintendo-themed puns and references to his storied meme history.”For giving me a Mushroom Kingdom full of incredible memories that I will never forget,” he said. “I’ve been honored to be included as part of your family.”Battling through tears and constant sniffling, I also heard him say, “Just as you understand that Nintendo always tries to put smiles on faces… well, you put thousands of smiles on mine.” But I can’t be sure that’s the actual quote because I was wiping my wet cheeks. This will always be true. We’ll miss you, Reggie. https://t.co/N2zBwQDQlY— DOOM (@DOOM) February 21, 2019 0 CNET’s Sean Keane contributed to this report. $399 Awww Reggie has always seemed like such a great guy. I’m happy for him 🙏 Who knew 2019 would be the Year of Bowser https://t.co/uVK6DcrsJZ— Dodger McDoogs (@dexbonus) February 21, 2019 Reggie: my bodyMe: Reggie: is still readyMe: pic.twitter.com/ogl3tzvpR2— ☔️🐛katy, rickenluvr (@_inktho) February 21, 2019 Review • Nintendo 3DS See it See It Thanks Reggie for being one of the most genuine people in the industry for many years. https://t.co/fFnDrnxinE— Gabe (@cwgabriel) February 21, 2019 Nintendo 3DS Put Reggie in Smash Bros— Dr Grandayy (@grandayy) February 21, 2019 And Reggie’s career was perfectly summed up by the responses online: He has put in the work. I think it goes to show what a banner career Reggie had with all these trending topics from different moments. Looks like the latest one is taking its place there too! pic.twitter.com/uGDIg3L2xK— Chuggaaconroy (@chuggaaconroy) February 21, 2019 Reggie is retiring to become the next DLC fighter in smash.Next conference hes going to tell us hes going on a vacation because he got an invitation he couldnt turn down. Hes then going to hold up the smash letter. Reggie will be SSS tier but banning him is impossible.— Static (@TGStatic) February 21, 2019 Many of you know I am a huge fan of Nintendo (since a kid!). Over the last 15 years Reggie Fils-Aime has done a great job. I’m sad to see him retire, but also happy for him to spend more time with his family. Thank you for great entertainment. https://t.co/BJaHDdfSdx— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) February 21, 2019 Reggie, thanks for all the games and your leadership in our industry. We are a better and brighter place for your wisdom and efforts. With appreciation and best wishes from all your friends @PlayStation— Shawn Layden (@ShawnLayden) February 22, 2019 Nintendolast_img read more

Scientists have increased alert level for Pavlof Volcano

first_imgScientists have increased the alert level for Pavlof Volcano for the second time this month. On Thursday, the Alaska Peninsula volcano showed signs of low-level eruptive activity, prompting officials to raise its alert level from “advisory” to “watch.”Listen nowLava fountains out of Pavlof Volcano, as seen from Cold Bayearly June 3. (Photo courtesy Robert Stacy)Dave Schneider is a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey at the Alaska Volcano Observatory.“We saw pretty vigorous de-gassing of steam in our web camera images, and we got some detections of volcanic ash in satellite views,” Schneider said.But that doesn’t necessarily mean there will be an eruption.Schneider said Pavlof’s current activity is “quite a bit lower” than in March when the volcano erupted, spewing ash 37-thousand feet into the atmosphere and causing dozens of flights to be canceled. He also says thermal signals have not indicated that new lava is rising to the surface.But thanks to its ongoing seismic activity, Schneider said are scientists are monitoring Pavlof closely.“This is a very slippery volcano,” Schneider said. “It can go from low-level activity and ramp up without a lot of precursory activity.”For now, scientists will keep an eye on Pavlof’s temperature and ash emissions by satellite and webcam.last_img read more

BCL men beat 4 KUET students

first_imgKUET LogoBangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on Tuesday beat four students of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), and handed them over to police branding them as Shibir activists, reports UNB.BCL men of KUET unit beat the students at Bangabandhu Hall severely before handing them over to the law enforcers in wounded state. Police later provided them with first aid to heal the wounds.The suspected Shibir men are Muazzim, Parvej, Mahadi Hasan and Najmus Sakib of the university.Police said, after primary interrogation of the detained perosns, the law enforcers conducted a raid at the hall and recovered 2 round of bullets, sharp weapons and 30/40 Islamic books.The detained students, however, claimed BCL men forcibly took them to the hall and beat them severely, leaving them senseless.Later, the assailants took snaps compelling them to hold the reported books and armours to escape their guilt, the suspected Shibir men alleged.Khan Jahan Ali police station officer-in-charge Liakat Ali said, being tipped-off by the university authority, police held 4 alleged Shibir men and provided them with first aid for their injuries. “Interrogation is on about their involvement with Shibir,” he added.last_img read more

VIDEO Chargers wideout Keenan Allen blasts Rams defensive back during heated camp

first_imgA second mini-fight broke out later in practice in the Los Angeles turf war.A second fight just broke out at Rams Chargers. #FIGHTFORLA pic.twitter.com/Dg0JmEdj6l— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) August 10, 2017 The Rams and Chargers have been fighting for the hearts and minds of Los Angeles football fans, but  yesterday they just ended up fighting.During one-on-one passing drills between the two squads, things quickly got heated after Chargers wide receiver Dontrelle Inman roasted Rams defensive back Trumaine Johnson. Words were exchanged between the two and punches were thrown. Then Rams safety Nickell Robey-Coleman came from out of nowhere and shoved Inman to the ground.Both teams headed toward the scuffle, including oft-injured Pro Bowl wideout Keenan Allen, who flew in and drove Robey-Coleman into the turf with a form tackle to exact his revenge.Who said L.A. was soft?Five minutes into 1-on-1’s and the “Fight for LA” has begun #RamsCamp pic.twitter.com/GQ4tEP2kat— Maximo Blu Gonzales (@BluMambaSports) August 10, 2017last_img read more

RIP Khun Ray

first_imgSAWASDEE: RayUp Café and BarLGBT rights are human rights and the United Nations finally agreesDeadly shooting in Waikiki: Hawaii Tourists feel uncomfortable Ray of Secrets Bar has passed away Sad news this morning, Khun Ray, the Patriarch of Secrets Bar died suddenly…Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img

ATMs shut down in Tulum for lack of permits

first_imgTulum, Q.R. — Nearly two dozen ATMs around the town of Tulum have been closed for lack of permits.Víctor Cauich Chacón, director of Urban Development, says that of the closed machines, 10 were from the same company. He says the closed down ATMs were due to a lack of permits, mainly land use permits.He explained that the companies were notified that they required regularization to have the machines, however, they failed to comply. Others were asked to provide their legal documents, however, they too failed to comply.Cauich Chacón added that even though most of the machines were placed on private property, the corresponding permits are still required. “Even if they have leases, they must be displayed,” he said.After the closures, he said that they will be given a waiting period to regularize their situation. In some cases, the closing stamps were withdrawn with the promise to regulate the machines.It is estimated that about ten ATMs are from a single company, but there were nearly 20 that have been reported for lack of permits.A majority of the closed machines are located in the tourist area in the coastal zone next to the shops or hotels that are in that strip between the Cobá avenue and the Sian Ka’an arch.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgNews | June 18, 2009 Stress Imaging Best Noninvasive Diagnostic Test of In-stent Restenosis June 18, 2009 – Researchers at the Heart and Vascular Institute and the Imaging Institute at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio said stress imaging remains the most acceptable noninvasive technique for diagnosis of in-stent restenosis (ISR) based on a meta-analysis using available studies to determine the diagnostic efficacy of 64-slice computed tomography (CT) in evaluation of ISR. The study is featured in this week’s issue of the American Journal of Cardiology (Vol. 103, Issues 12, pages 1,675-1,681, June 15, 2009).Sixty-four–slice CT allows optimal noninvasive assessment of coronary artery disease. However, a variety of artifacts limit evaluation of stented coronary segments. Researchers pooled efficacy estimates across studies using random-effects models. They identified 14 studies, which included 895 patients (1,447 stents, mean diameter 3.1 mm). Of these, 1,231 (91.4 percent) stents were adequately assessed by 64-slice CT. Overall sensitivity was 91 percent (95 percent confidence interval [CI] 86 to 94), specificity was 91 percent (95 percent CI 89 to 92), positive predictive value (PPV) was 68 percent (95 percent CI 63 to 73), and negative predictive value (NPV) was 98 percent (95 percent CI 97 to 99). The summary receiver operating characteristic curves graph showed a symmetric area under the curve of 0.96. When nonassessable segments were included, overall sensitivity and specificity decreased to 87 percent (95 percent CI 81 to 92) and 84 percent (95 percent CI 82 to 87), with a PPV of 53 percent (95 percent CI 47 to 59) and an NPV of 97 percent (95 percent CI 96 to 98), respectively. In conclusion, 64-slice CT detects (high sensitivity and specificity) or excludes ISR (high NPV) with a high degree of confidence; however, precise quantification of ISR is not accurate (low PPV). Efficacy estimates are even lower when nonassessable segments are included, researchers said.For more information: www.ajconline.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | October 21, 2011 FDA Clears Segasist Prostate Auto-Contouring Treatment Planning Software Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, Universi read more Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 26, 2019 Progenics Pharmaceuticals Collaborating With Veterans Affairs on AI Cancer Imaging Research Program Oncology company Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced their collaboration with the Veterans Affairs Greater Los… read more Video Player is loading.Princess Margaret Cancer Center uses machine learning to create automated treatment plansPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:22Loaded: 4.83%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more October 21, 2011 — Segasist Technologies, a Canadian software company, announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its prostate auto-contouring software Segasist P-AC. The software is a tool developed for the purpose of segmenting magnetic resonance (MR), computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound images of the prostate gland for diagnostic and treatment-planning purposes. It can be trained by individual clinicians to accurately and quickly process prostate images, including fast slice-by-slice auto-contouring and volumetric calculations.It was externally validated at the London Health Sciences Centre (London, Ontario). Experts from the Sunnybrook Research Institute and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Toronto, Ontario) also participated in the validation process by providing input in the form of gold standard contours.The current version of Segasist P-AC is a complete segmentation solution able to adjust the contouring process for prostate delineation in any modality. It can improve the segmentation result by adjusting its contouring techniques using images previously marked by the clinician. That gives the clinical expert the opportunity to use his own markings to train the software, even though the software can also be delivered pre-trained.For more information: www.segasist.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | July 09, 2019 Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Deliver Personalized Radiation Therapy New Cleveland Clinic-led research shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can use medical scans and health records to… read morelast_img read more