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Bailee Madison Launches Holiday Giving Campaign

first_imgTween star Bailee Madison, along with McKenna Grace and a host of other celebrities, CEOs, artists, corporations, and community leaders have just launched a holiday giving campaign for Starlight Children’s Foundation: #GIVEactually.Video: GIVEactuallyStarlight Children’s Foundation partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families all around the world, particularly those that are hospitalized or dealing with terminal illness. They fund critical needs expressed by more than 600 hospitals, specialty clinics and camps in the US that support more than 27 million pediatric visits every year. And they do this by funding and empowering other non-profits such as Ronald McDonald Houses, Covenant House, Shriners, and more. So, this holiday season, Starlight is encouraging giving that will benefit the causes it supports and other causes that further its universal mission to improve lives.last_img read more

El Omari Denies Conspiring Against King Mohammed VI and Morocco Calls

Rabat – Ilyas El Omari, the president of the Tangier-Tetouan Al Hoceima region, called for an immediate investigation into the allegations of conspiring against the throne made against him by Isaac Charia, the lawyer for detained Hirak Rif activists.Following the serious accusation that Charia made during his client Nassef Zefzafi’s trial, which recommenced on Monday in Casablanca, El Omari’s lawyer, Ahmed Arehmouch, issued a strong denial.Zefzafi’s lawyer said on Monday before the judge of Casablanca’s Court of Appeal that El Omari, who is also the general secretary of the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), had “contacted Zefzaf many times to incite him and other Hirak activists to conspire against King Mohammed VI and Morocco.” The Prosecutor General’s Bureau has already requested an investigation to verify the veracity of the allegations, reported Moroccan media.“We were surprised by the publication of statements made by lawyers who are defending the detained Hirak protesters before the Court of Appeal in Casablanca,” said Arehmouch.The statement was published by Souhaila Riki, spokesperson of PAM, on her official Facebook account.Arehmoush added that “in view of the content of the statement, which contains false allegations, El Omari condemns and deplores these allegations.” The lawyer statement that El Omari has called for an immediate investigation into the matter to determine the circumstances and objectives behind the promotion of the claims.According to the same statement, El Omari will reserve the right to sue accusers.Casablanca’s Court of Appeal has decided to postpone Zefzafi’s trial to November 28. He and the other detained protesters are facing a variety of serious charges, including “undermining the State’s domestic security, sabotaging, killing and looting, accepting money and other material means to fund propaganda meant to prejudice Morocco’s unity and sovereignty, shaking citizens’ loyalty towards the Moroccan State and institutions, organizing unauthorized protest and holding unauthorized public rallies,” according to the court. read more

Torture widespread in police custody in Nigeria UN rights expert says

Torture, ill-treatment and impunity for the perpetrators are widespread in police custody in Nigeria, though apparently not in the prison system, and the Government should take decisive steps to implement its obligations under international law to criminalize these practices, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today, while welcoming progress in other areas. “Torture is an intrinsic part of how law enforcement services operate within the country,” UN Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak said in a statement at the end of a weeklong visit, detailing floggings and shootings in the foot among the practices used to obtain confessions or other information. At the same time, he thanked top police and prison officials for opening up their facilities to unannounced visits and for enabling him to conduct private interviews with detainees, although this was not the case with State Security Service, leading him to “strongly suspect that the authorities wished to conceal evidence.”He welcomed the adoption of a number of State laws prohibiting discrimination against women in critical areas, such as female genital mutilation and early marriage, but said he remained concerned that these practices and social acceptance of them persisted.He also noted that the Government’s invitation to him to visit was yet another example of Nigeria’s willingness to open itself up to independent scrutiny of its human rights situation, and a reaffirmation of its commitment to cooperate with the international community in the area of human rights.While officials said torture, prohibited by law, might occur “in an unfortunate isolated circumstance” and the sternest measures were taken against perpetrators, “these observations appear divorced from the realities prevailing in criminal investigation departments and police stations in the country,” Mr. Nowak said.“The high number of consistent and credible allegations received from speaking with various detainees, corroborated by forensic medical evidence, in facilities visited in different parts of the country and obtained within the span of a one-week mission, speaks volumes,” the statement added. Despite the existence of safeguards for arrest and detention, they are regularly ignored. Torture was frequently cited to the Special Rapporteur as being used for the purpose of extracting confessions or to obtain further information in relation to alleged crimes. “Methods of torture included: flogging with whips; beating with batons and machetes; shooting suspects in the foot; threatening a suspect with death and then shooting him with powder cartridges; suspension from the ceiling or metal rods in various positions; and being denied food, water and medical treatment,” the statement said.Mr. Nowak stressed that there was no question of accountability because there are no functioning complaint mechanisms and victims feel powerless, resigned to accept that impunity is the natural order of things in a system marked by endemic corruption. He said that conditions of detention in police cells he were “appalling,” with detainees held in unsanitary overcrowded cells and forced to sleep on the concrete floor with minimum food and water supply. “Medical care is non-existent and seriously ill detainees are left to languish until they die,” he added, noting that he met at least three detainees with life-threatening injuries who would die without prompt medical attention.Mr. Nowak also noted that corporal punishment, such as caning, remains lawful in Nigeria, as do Muslim Sharia penal code punishments, particularly in northern states, such as amputation, flogging and stoning to death, while Sharia-related provisions for adultery and sodomy, discriminate, respectively, against women and same-sex couples. He stressed that any form of corporal punishment is contrary to the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment is not allowed under international law, and violates international human rights treaties to which Nigeria is a party.He recommended that the Government, with the help of the international community such as the UN, take “decisive steps” to criminalize torture as defined by international conventions, fight impunity by establishing an independent investigation mechanism, and introduce measures for complaints in detention centres as well as medical documentation of torture allegations, access to free legal aid and monitoring of interrogation methods.The expert, who is unpaid and serves in an individual capacity, also called for abolition of all forms of corporal punishment and take further steps towards the abolition of capital punishment, and for effective mechanisms to enforce the prohibition of violence against women including traditional practices such as female genital mutilation, including awareness-raising campaigns. 12 March 2007Torture, ill-treatment and impunity for the perpetrators are widespread in police custody in Nigeria, though apparently not in the prison system, and the Government should take decisive steps to implement its obligations under international law to criminalize these practices, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today, while welcoming progress in other areas. read more

UN envoy to attend emergency meeting of West African countries on Côte

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for West Africa, Ahmedou Ould Abdallah, is scheduled to attend the meeting on Sunday of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Accra, Ghana, spokesman Fred Eckhard said at a press briefing. On the humanitarian front, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that a UN assessment mission visited 10 sites earlier this week in Abidjan and identified as immediate needs housing, food, water, clothes, mattresses and covers. The situation in Bouaké and Korhogo remained tense, according to OCHA, and the mission was not able to go there because of the security situation. Reports from Bouaké indicated that movement of civilians was limited to essential shopping and prices had increased. Hospitals there were starting to be short of medication. Humanitarian officials said they feared that an escalation of violence in Côte d’Ivoire could lead to the movement of the refugees to Liberia, Guinea, or other areas of the country. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that borders with Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea remained closed and that no crossings were reported. read more

Following Cambodian elections UN rights expert appeals for calm

A United Nations independent expert today appealed for calm and reconciliation in Cambodia, following the country’s “largely peaceful” elections on 28 July.“Sunday’s general election was a display of maturity in democratic exercise in the country,” said the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Surya P. Subedi, commending all political actors for the restraint that they displayed. “I congratulate the people of Cambodia on exercising their right to vote in a largely peaceful manner.”According to media reports, Cambodia’s opposition party rejected the results, saying it had won the majority and claiming there had been irregularities during the election, which has led to tension in the country.“I now call for calm and political reconciliation in the greater interests of the nation and appeal for acceleration in the process of reform of State institutions, including the National Election Committee, to ensure greater respect for people’s rights, genuine rule of law and stronger democracy in Cambodia,” Mr. Subedi said.The Special Rapporteur also appealed to the people and all political actors “not to succumb to racial hatred, whether in person or through other means such as social media, and to contribute towards building a tolerant, cohesive and liberal democratic society.”Regarding the allegations of irregularities, Mr. Subedi called on the appropriate bodies to promptly and impartially investigate them, and urged the Cambodian National Election Committee to thoroughly account for every unused ballot paper.Mr. Subedi recalled his own recommendations for electoral reform contained in a report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council in September 2012, most of which had not been adopted before the polls. “Had these recommendations been implemented in time for the elections, the situation now would have been much better,” he stressed.Special rapporteurs are appointed by the Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

Ohio State mens soccer faces Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Sophomore defender Alex Nichols (15) advances the ball against Rutgers on Sept. 18. OSU won 3-1. Credit: Janaya Greene | Lantern photographerThe Ohio State men’s soccer team is coming off a tough 2-0 loss to Bowling Green over the weekend, remaining winless on the road this season.This Wednesday, the Buckeyes (3-6) return to Columbus to take on Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (1-4-2) at 7 p.m.Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium has been very kind to OSU as of late, with the Scarlet and Gray coming into the match riding a three game home win streak.“You always want to protect your house,” said senior defender Austin Bergstrom. “It’s good that we have been doing that so far, but there is still a lot of room for improvement.”After wins over Rutgers and Valparaiso a week ago, the Buckeyes took a step backward over the weekend, suffering a shutout against Bowling Green.Despite outshooting the Falcons 16-9, OSU again fell to the misfortune of its own mistakes, specifically turnovers.“Sometimes it is a little frustrating when you can’t put the ball in the back of the net or when another team only gets a few opportunities and they are able to score,” said senior forward Danny Jensen. “We let the pressure get to us a bit. I think we just have to cut down on the mistakes and we will start to see much better results.”Jensen was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after his performance against Valparaiso, where he recorded the first hat trick by an Ohio State player since 2012.“It is cool to get some individual recognition every now and then but our focus is on the team,” Jensen said. “Right now we just need some more wins.”The matchup with SIUE is a rare one, as both teams have only played each other once in school history, and played to a scoreless draw in Columbus in 2009.While the matchup between the two teams is unfamiliar, the faces involved are not. Cougars coach Mario Sanchez was a soccer player under now-Buckeyes head coach John Bluem during his time at Fresno State.“(Sanchez) was probably one of the top five players I’ve coached in my career,” Bluem said. “They are going to be really well organized and battle defensively. You are playing against a team that, much like us, is having trouble scoring.”Saying the Cougars are having trouble scoring is an understatement, as Sanchez’s squad has only found the back of the net three times through the first seven games. However, the defense has stood tough, allowing only seven goals thus far.SIUE’s junior goalkeeper Kyle Dal Santo has 13 career shutouts. This year, Dal Santo’s .788 save percentage ranks him 51st nationally.As the match signifies the halfway point in the season for the Buckeyes, Bluem feels the biggest improvement the team needs to make is in its mentality.“This group has to accept that we are not going to just show up and win games. If we don’t outwork the other team, if we don’t outhustle the other team, if we don’t play harder for longer than the other team, anybody on our schedule could beat us,” Bluem said. “On the flipside, if we do those things, we will be in every single game and chances are good that we win more of those games than we lose.”With a very important Big Ten matchup looming against Michigan State on Sunday, the Buckeyes will look to build momentum by grabbing a win against the Cougars. read more

Daily vitamin D dose would prevent millions of colds

first_imgVitamin D is thought to protect against respiratory infections by boosting levels of antimicrobial peptides – natural antibiotic-like substances – in the lungs.For many years, scientists have tried to establish a link between respiratory infections and vitamin D, prompted by observations that these illnesses are most common in winter, when levels of the vitamin are lowest due to poor sunlight.The data from previous studies yielded contradictory results, but it is now clear that this was because many of the participants were being given their supplements in big monthly doses, a practice now understood to be ineffective.Supplements are effective when given daily or weekly, rather than in more widely spaced doses, the BMJ study concluded.While certain foods such as oily fish contain vitamin D, most of it is obtained through sunlight on the skin, and Government advice currently states that everyone should “consider” taking supplements during the autumn and winter months to protect musculoskeletal health.“By demonstrating this new benefit of vitamin D, our study strengthens the case for introducing food fortification to improve vitamin D levels in countries such as the UK where profound vitamin D deficiency is common,” said Prof Martineau.Unlike countries such as Finland, the UK does not currently fortify food with vitamin D as a matter of course. Prof Martineau said that to do so would only cost a few pence per adult per year.He added that the same preventative benefits could be derived from daily or weekly supplements.A linked editorial in the BMJ claimed the new data only amounted to a “hypothesis…requiring confirmation”.However, Dr Benjamin Jacobs, a consultant paediatrician at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, said: “The case for universal vitamin D supplements, or food fortification, is now undeniable.”Governments and health professionals need to take Martineau’s study into account when setting vitamin D policy now.” Supplements could help prevent the common coldCredit:South In what is being hailed a “major step forward”, the new research shows the vitamin also plays a significant role in preventing common illnesses.In the study, published in the British Medical Journal, researchers examined data from almost 11,000 participants from all over the world about the effect of vitamin D on acute respiratory illnesses, which can include earache, bronchitis, pneumonia and the common cold.The group of infections account for around 300,000 hospital admissions each year.The analysis showed that regular supplements resulted in a 12 per cent reduction in the number of people suffering an acute respiratory tract infection.Meanwhile, for people with the lowest levels of the vitamin, supplements cut their risk by 50 per cent.Professor Adrian Martineau, who led the study at Queen Mary University of London, said: “This major collaborative research effort has yielded the first definitive evidence that vitamin D really does protect against respiratory infections.” This major collaborative research effort has yielded the first definitive evidence that vitamin D really does protect against respiratory infectionsProfessor Adrian Martineau, Queen Mary University of London Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Woman with hanky Daily vitamin D supplements would prevent more than three million people a year falling ill with a cold or similar infection, a major NHS-backed study has found.Scientists said last night that it was now “undeniable” that everyone should fortify themselves with the “sunshine” vitamin after an investigation showed doing so could halve the risk of respiratory illness.Until now, Government campaigns urging greater intake of vitamin D have focused on the benefit to people’s bones.last_img read more

Royal wedding guest list Amal and George Clooney the Beckhams and Pippa

Like no other Royal wedding before it, Prince Harry’s wedding to the actress Meghan Markle was sprinkled with stardust from the glittering LA-set. George Clooney, perhaps the most handsome and one of the most bankable movie stars of the past two decades, arrived at the wedding with his wife Amal. David and Victoria Beckham also attended, along with Elton John, who performed at the after-party. Friends from Ms Markle’s inner circle – including actors from her hit television show Suits – gave the wedding a touch of ‘LA cool’. Green smoothies… Follow how Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding day unfolded here Get Sunday’s live updates on the aftermath of the royal wedding ceremony and reception here Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Foxconn Inventec Barnes Noble facing Microsoft Android patent lawsuit

first_imgMicrosoft has decided to take action against Barnes & Noble, Foxconn, and Inventec in relation to a range of patent infringements on Android devices all three companies either manufacture or sell.While many see Android as a Google-developed operating system, Microsoft claims to own a number of patents Android uses. Microsoft’s Deputy General Counsel for IP and Licensing, Horacio Gutierrez, has made it clear that the action being taken has been done so as a last resort. Apparently all three companies have been approached repeatedly for the last 12 months to agree a licensing deal, but none have been willing to comply.AdChoices广告While the specific patents being infringed have not been detailed,we do know Microsoft is focusing on interaction with the operating system, e-books, and documents, as well as methods to speed up web surfing as part of its infringement claim. They most likely has a very strong case for one simple reason: HTC has already signed up to a licensing agreement covering all its Android devices.With such an agreement in place it has already been established that Microsoft has the right to demand license payments for specific Android-related technologies or features. Unless B&N, Foxconn, and Inventec have somehow worked around the areas HTC could not, they will also have to agree to pay license fees.As B&N distribute their Android devices in the U.S. Microsoft has filed its lawsuit aginst the company with the U.S. District Court. In the case of manufacturers Foxconn and Inventec, the International Trade Commission has been used.Read more at PRNewswireMatthew’s OpinionThe fact that Microsoft is referring to HTC already signing a license agreement says to me that these three companies are using the same patent-covered technology. Be that user interaction, or underlying methods and functionality. It also doesn’t help that Microsoft has such deep pockets and probably doesn’t mind taking this to court knwoing it will eventually get what it wants.In the end all three will likely end up paying a license fee, and it could be a substantial amount. The HTC agreement is thought to be costing the company between $20-$40 per Android device, so you can expect a similar demand from Microsoft in this case. That will surely take the price of B&N devices up.If Microsoft continues to take such action, and win, then the growing popularity of Android devices may be of benefit to the company’s bank balance. All it needs to do now is come up with an operating system that tablet manufacturers want to use so it can compete on the market as well as in the court room.last_img read more

Coalition to hire 12000 in public sector this year

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Draft legislation foreseeing the hiring of 12,000 civil servants this year is due to be submitted to parliament and voted on this week.The hirings are broadly in line with the commitments the previous government had made to Greece’s lenders. The midterm fiscal plan foresaw that 11,107 people would be hired this year. The total annual cost of the hirings planned by the current coalition is 72 million euros.The 12,000 hirings will consist of 3,900 civil servants fired or placed in a labour reserve by the previous government, 1,700 former municipal policemen and 6,000 applicants who have passed the civil service entrance test but have yet to be taken on.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Brown Field Municipal airport in Otay Mesa celebrates its 100th anniversary

first_img KUSI Newsroom October 22, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, OTAY MESA (KUSI) – The Brown Field Municipal Airport in Otay Mesa is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The air field has had a variety of uses since it was opened in 1918. Deputy Director of Airports, Rod Propst, told us all about the history of Brown Field.SanDiego.gov outlined the history of Brown Field with the following description:Brown Field is located 1.5 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border in the Otay Mesa community of the City of San Diego. The airport, originally named East Field in honor of Army Maj. Whitten J. East, opened in 1918 when the U.S. Army established an aerial gunnery and aerobatics school in order to relieve congestion at North Island.Maj. East completed flight training at the Army Signal Corps Station, Rockwell Field on North Island before flying over the front lines in France during World War I. He was killed in an auto accident in 1918 while in command of Mitchel Field in New York at the age of 25.From 1918-1919, pilots flying the Curtis JN-4D Jenny trained at East Field. After World War I, the military maintained control of East Field for touch-and-go landings and radio-controlled target drone experiments.In 1943, the U.S. Navy took over the airfield and changed the name to Naval Auxiliary Air Station (NAAS) Otay Mesa. Later that year, the name was changed again to NAAS Brown Field in honor of Navy Commander Melville S. Brown, who was killed in a plane crash near Descanso, Calif., in 1936. Lt. Cmdr. Brown had served as the commanding officer of the USS Truxtun (DD-229) when the ship was commissioned in 1921, and later was the executive officer of the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-2). Between 1943 and 1946, the Army and Navy utilized NAAS Brown Field for training in various aircraft, including the P-38 Lightning, F4F and FM1 Wildcat, TBF and TBM Avenger, F6F Hellcat and PB4Y Privateer.In 1946, the Navy decommissioned Brown Field and turned it over to San Diego County as surplus. The County ended up renting portions of the former base for use as a chicken farm. Chula Vista High School was established on the airport property in 1946.In 1951, the Navy reopened Brown Field due to the increased military activity from the Korean War. In 1954, Brown Field was again commissioned and designated a NAAS with the mission to provide facilities to support regular operations of fleet aircraft, assigned missile programs and fleet carrier landing practice.In 1955, NAAS Brown was home to one utility squadron, two anti-submarine warfare squadrons, a fleet aircraft service squadron (FASRON) and a Regulus air missile unit. The following year, the base was home to two utility squadrons, VU-3 and VU-7, Commander Utility Wing Pacific (COMUTWINGPAC), FASRON 4 detachment and a ground control approach unit.Aircraft that operated at NAAS Brown Field include the F6F Hellcat, F9F Cougar, SNB, R4D Skytrain, JD-1 Invader, P2V Neptune and FJ Fury. On Nov. 2, 1954, the Convair XFY-1 Pogo made a transitional flight from vertical takeoff to horizontal flight, then back to a vertical landing at Brown Field. In 1957, Brown Field was selected as a site for one of the Vanguard Earth Satellite Tracking Stations.On Sept. 1, 1962, the Navy transferred ownership of Brown Field to the City of San Diego, with the condition that it remains an airport for the use and benefit of the public. During the mid- to late-1960s Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA), an airline based in San Diego, trained its pilots at Brown Field using Piper Arrows, Comanches, Aztecs and Beech Bonanzas. PSA also had a contract to train Lufthansa pilots at Brown Field. In 1970, the Lufthansa training moved to Phoenix, where it still operates today.Today, Brown Field is a busy general aviation airport. General aviation encompasses all aviation except air carrier and military, although the military continues to maintain a strong presence. The types of general aviation aircraft that operate at Brown Field include private, corporate, charter, air ambulance, law enforcement, fire rescue, flight training, cargo, skydiving, banner towing, and airships.The Federal Aviation Administration (link is external) has classified Brown Field as a reliever airport for San Diego International Airport (link is external) – Lindbergh Field. A reliever airport is an airport that serves general aviation aircraft that might otherwise use a congested air carrier airport. Airline passengers benefit by experiencing fewer delays due to air traffic congestion.Airfield Information Posted: October 22, 2018center_img Updated: 10:28 AM Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Brown Field Municipal airport in Otay Mesa celebrates its 100th anniversarylast_img read more

Universal Entertainment files disciplinary demand against former attorney over US100 million legal

first_img Suncity Group, Bloomberry Resorts unveil Wakayama IR visions Japan’s Universal Entertainment Corp has filed a formal demand with the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association to take disciplinary measures against a formal legal representatives it says unfairly billed the company for an “enormous sum” and has refused to return overpaid remunerations.In an announcement on its corporate website, Universal revealed it was taking action against Yuki Arai, who served as an auditor of the company for one year from 26 June 2014 to 26 June 2015. Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move RelatedPosts Load More Suncity Group looking to develop new resort hotel in Okinawa, Japan after US$10 million land purchase The company is accusing Arai of violating multiple legal provisions in the Attorney Act and the Japanese Federation of Bar Associations’ Basic Rules on the Duties of Practicing Attorneys.“Moreover, as a result of a company-conducted internal investigation prompted by Mr Arai billing the company for an enormous sum based on an illegal and invalid contract … hence the reason why the company filed the formal demand for disciplinary measures in question,” it said.According to Universal, Arai changed the main executing entity in his contract with the company to a corporation in the British Virgin Islands of which he served as a representative, but which was not registered to provide legal services, for the sole purpose of obtaining compensation.Universal alleges that in March 2018, Arai subsequently misinterpreted an “economic benefit” stipulation in his contract and billed the company a total of ¥11.2 billion (US$100 million) for his services. The bill, in the name of Director Yuki Arai, “was accompanied with a threatening notice” which Universal says is in violation of Article 24 of the Basic Rules which stipulates, “An attorney shall present appropriate and reasonable fees, considering the economic benefit, difficulty of the case, time and labor and other circumstances.”Universal is also seeking to recoup almost ¥9 million (US$80,000) in overpaid wages accidentally paid to Arai following termination of his contract, but said he has so far failed to respond to demands to return the money.last_img read more

Fifth Harmony Tap Becky G For Latin American Tour

first_imgNews Email Fifth Harmony Tap Becky G For Latin American Tour Becky G Is Going On The Road With Fifth Harmony fifth-harmony-tap-becky-g-latin-american-tour Twitter Facebook “Mayores” singer/songwriter to perform select dates in Chile, Costa Rica and MexicoTim McPhateGRAMMYs Sep 27, 2017 – 3:31 pm Becky G is riding high in the U.S. with her current hit single “Mayores.” The 20-year-old Mexican-American singer/songwriter will have an opportunity to find some extra “harmony” with her fans in Latin America.According to Billboard, Becky G will be the special guest on select dates of Fifth Harmony’s upcoming Latin American tour. The 10-date jaunt will kick off Sept. 29 in Santiago, Chile, and wrap Oct. 15 in San Jose, Costa Rica. In addition to the Santiago date, Becky G will perform at dates in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Oct. 2; Mexico City on Oct. 10; Monterrey, Mexico, on Oct. 11; and in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Oct. 12.”Mayores” currently sits at No. 11 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart (dated Oct. 7). The song, which went to No. 1 in Spain, marked her fifth Top 10 hit on Billboard’s Latin Digital Songs Sales chart.Camila Cabello On Healing Pain Through Her Debut Albumlast_img read more

Former family planning worker hacked dead in Sylhet

first_imgAn ex-family planning worker was hacked to death at Nalia village in Sadar upazila on Sunday evening, reports news agency UNB.The deceased is Helen Sharma, 58, wife of late Moni Sharma of the village.Mosharraf Hossain, officer-in-charge of Osmani airport police station, said on information, police recovered the body of Helen, which bore several injury marks, from her house.Helen, who went on retirement in February, had been living alone in the house. Recently she withdrew Tk 82000 allowance of her freedom fighter husband and gave a portion of the money to her son who lives in his business establishment near their house.She might have been killed over the money, locals said.Police sent the body to Osmani Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.last_img read more

Victim Of UT Tower Sniper Why Would You Want Guns On A

first_img X Share 00:00 /05:50 WikipediaThe sniper killed 16 people before police shot him dead. There were survivors. One of them was a freshman from Dallas, Claire Wilson. She was the first person shot.She was 8 months pregnant at the time. Her baby did not live.Wilson recently talked with KERA’s Rick Holter about the tragedy and what she thinks about the new, campus carry law that takes effect today. Click on the audio play button above to listen. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Hulu Japan Gives OnlineOffline Release to Russias Day After

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 “Exclusivity is something we do care about, as others do, so it is very unusual that a series is premiered in Japan on OTT, DVD and TV simultaneously,” said Kazufumi Nagasawa, chief content officer of Hulu Japan. “We believe ‘The Day After’ has a huge potential in Japan given the popularity of ‘The Walking Dead’ and other zombie dramas here.”The move underlines growing competition within Japan’s online video market, and companies’ increasingly flexible responses. Japan’s streaming sector was initially slow to take off, due to legacy issues with cable and satellite platforms, and viewers’ enduring taste for traditional packaged media. Hulu Japan was launched in 2011 and acquired by Nippon TV’s HJ Corp. in 2014. It now claims 1.7 million paying users.The show is the first major piece of Russian content acquired by Hulu Japan. “Our global ambitions are to create interesting TV content for people all over the world and to promote Russia as the country where content is born. This event is a huge and important step in our journey,” said Vyacheslav Murugov, CEO of CTC Channel and CTC Media. Popular on Variety center_img Streaming service, Hulu Japan is to give Russian zombie series “The Day After” coordinated releases online, offline and on free TV. The company acquired rights to all three seasons of the show, produced by Art Pictures, and previously broadcast in Russia from 2013-16 by CTC Media.Hulu Japan, which is owned by Nippon TV, will upload all three seasons of the show to its SVoD platform from Oct. 5. The same day, the show will be given a DVD release through Fox Home Entertainment.Terrestrial channel, Nippon TV will carry a single episode as part of its “Hulu Episode-1 Theatre” strand on Oct. 6. The show will then be available on TVer, an advertising-supported VoD platform jointly operated by Japan’s top five terrestrial networks, for catch-up for one week. Fully a month later, on Nov. 10, Nippon TV’s BS Nippon will begin terrestrial broadcast of the three seasons.last_img read more

lifeIMAGE Becomes New Technology Partner with Google Cloud

first_img Related Content News | PACS | November 08, 2017 lifeIMAGE Becomes New Technology Partner with Google Cloud New partnership provides an opportunity to explore ways to improve patient outcomes and population health November 8, 2017 — lifeIMAGE announced a new collaboration with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to help mature global precision medicine initiatives by exploring point-of-care capabilities for physicians, and to aid researchers in the effort to identify, share and improve their understanding of population health.By joining as a Google Cloud Technology Partner, lifeIMAGE has the opportunity to leverage GCP across its various solutions such as Mammosphere, a patient engagement tool that supports women’s health in mammography. In addition, lifeIMAGE now has the capability to use GCP as an extension of the company’s hybrid network hosting strategy for its customer base.lifeIMAGE President and CEO Matthew Michela said one of the benefits of the relationship with Google Cloud will enable the company to more easily identify patterns of interest across billions of images to help clinicians make better treatment decisions in real time.With its large digital ecosystem, lifeIMAGE supports the healthcare innovation lifecycle through its ability to gain novel insights from the data passing through its network. This new relationship with Google Cloud also strengthens the regulatory, compliance and data management collaborations with global customers, particularly in life sciences.lifeIMAGE Chief Technology Officer Janak Joshi said the collaboration will focus on strategic opportunities to reduce the healthcare cost burden, to manage partner integrations in the digital ecosystem, and to improve the quality of insights gathered from genomic, radiomic and clinical datasets.The partnership between lifeIMAGE and Google Cloud will be highlighted in the booths of both companies at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Chicago.For more information: www.lifeimage.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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Buyers are out There

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Housing demand is starting to cool, according to the Housing Demand Index (HDI) released by Redfin. The Index dropped to 134 in October—a 1.7 percent decrease from 137 in September. Despite a dip in month-over-month demand, the Index increased 26.6 percent year-over-year in October. Determining the data is based on thousands of Redfin customers requesting home tours and writing offers, with a level of 100 representing the historical average for the three-year period from January 2013 to December 2015.Contributing to the HDI’s drop was a decline in tour requests for the month as the seasonally adjusted number of buyers requesting home tours remained flat from September to October, increasing by only 0.6 percent, while the number making offers fell 5.4 percent. Compared to last year, 43.7 percent more buyers requested tours in October and 4.4 percent more wrote offers.According to Redfin, the declines are likely a result of waning inventory, as October marked the 29th straight month of year-over-year inventory declines and the fourth consecutive month of double-digit declines. “The fact that touring activity remained constant while offers dropped off in October tells us that the buyers are still there; there’s just not much to bid on,” said Nela Richardson, Chief Economist at Redfin.  Among the 15 metro areas that the Index covers, there were 14.8 percent fewer homes for sale last month than there were a year prior. Although, new listings posted an increase for the first time in five months, up 2.6 percent in October.“The small boost in the number of homes newly listed for sale is certainly the bright spot of this report,” Richardson added. “Additionally, the most serious buyers can rejoice that we are nearing the holidays, which bring less competition from other buyers for homes that sellers are often very eager to unload before the new year.”To view the full report, click here. Buyers are out There . . . December 1, 2017 509 Views center_img Share HOUSING Housing Demand mortgage Nela Richardson Redfin 2017-12-01 Nicole Caspersonlast_img read more

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first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation While learning curves may be perfectly normal and acceptable, Cardinals fans may have reason to worry about Horton’s reluctance to start rookies in the secondary.After all, the Cardinals did invest their first round pick, fifth overall, on LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson.If there is any truth to the rumors the Cardinals are considering trading Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Peterson may be forced to start immediately.However, there have also been rumors the Cardinals are interested in free agent Ike Taylor, who has spent the last eight seasons in Pittsburgh and may aid Peterson’s adjustment to the NFL. Top Stories What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkecenter_img Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away The NFL lockout has stressed everyone in the NFL. Yet, it may cause even more stress to teams with new coaches and coordinators.The Arizona Cardinals are among these teams and new Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton admits his defense may take some time for the players to learn.“There’s a tremendous learning curve,” Horton said in an interview with the team’s website prior to the lockout. “We have found in Pittsburgh that very few rookies start because the system is so complicated and very few start on the back end because if the defensive backs make a mistake it’s a touchdown. So there is a learning curve and with no potential offseason, that’s going to put us behind the 8 ball.”last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Lonely Planet has ch

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Lonely Planet has chosen Fremantle as one of the world’s Top 10 Cities for next year in ‘Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016’.The 11th  annual collection of the best trends, destinations, journeys and experiences for the upcoming year ranked Fremantle seventh on the Top 10 Cities 2016, due to it being a “a raffish harbour town with sea-salty soul to burn.”“As in any port, the world washes in on the tide and washes out again, leaving the locals buzzing with global zeitgeist,” Lonely Planet says. “It’s a delicious process, and nowhere in Australia does it better. Fremantle thrums with live-music rooms, hipster bars, boutique hotels, left-field bookshops, craft-beer breweries, Indian Ocean seafood shacks, buskers, beaches and students on the run from the books.”“Fremantle dragged itself out of the economic doldrums in 1987, scrubbing itself up to host the America’s Cup yachting race. Once the yachties left town the city faced the question of ‘what now?’” Lonely Planet observes. “A process of reinvention began, with investment in the arts, the establishment of Notre Dame University and the consolidation of the city’s waterfront at the fore. In 2016, Freo is bearing the fruits of this process, with thriving urban culture and a string of awesome arts events celebrating the city’s essence.”Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities 2016 are:Kotor, MontenegroQuito, EcuadorDublin, IrelandGeorge Town, MalaysiaRotterdam, the NetherlandsMumbai, IndiaFremantle, AustraliaManchester, UKNashville, USARome, ItalyAustralia is also featured in 10 other lists published in ‘Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016’, including being named as a Top 10 Country for next year:Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Countries 2016#6) Australia: “Getting here usually involves folding yourself into a plane for 24 hours. But with 2016 shaping up as a defining year for several of Australia’s key wilderness areas, it’ll be 24 hours well spent. With the weak Australian dollar, anything you spend here this year will be value for money. Petrol prices are heading south too: perfect timing for your Great Australian Road Trip.” Botswana, Japan, USA, Palau, Latvia, Poland, Uruguay, Greenland, and Fiji complete Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Countries list for 2016.Best Value Destinations#10) Western Australia: “The Australian dollar is a better deal for overseas visitors than it has been for a few years. This puts the dream-like landscapes of Western Australia, out of reach of some travellers thanks to the mining boom of the last few years, firmly back on the map.”Most Accessible Destinations#4) Melbourne: “With its highly accessible public transport system and compact city centre, Melbourne is one of the most accessible cities in the world.”Best Places to Test Your Survival Skills#5) Bob Cooper Outback Survival: “Where better to test your survival skills than in the Australian outback. And who better to teach you the bush skills you need to survive than Australia’s most legendary survivalist, Bob Cooper.”The World’s Most Extraordinary Sleepovers#6) Roar & Snore at Taronga Zoo, Sydney: “Nod off in luxury tented camps, complete with beds and wooden floors, with an astounding view of Sydney Opera House, the city and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.”Best Animal Adventures for Families#8) Walkabout Wildlife Park, New South Wales: “You can visit this park by day to see native Australian animals roaming free, but we recommend the Wild Night Out where you can camp in the park overnight.”Super Sleeper Trains#8) Darwin–Adelaide: “Reaching this big nation’s belly by train allows a proper appreciation of its scale, and of the hardships endured by those who went before.”Best Burger Experiences#8) Burgers with Bounce and Bite, Darwin: “To try crocodile, emu, kangaroo, barramundi and other meats, Mindil Beach Sunset Market in Darwin is a hard spot to top.”Most Iconic 20th Century Houses#10) Rose Seidler House, Sydney: “Seidler’s ‘house of glass and legs’ helped shape the future of Australian architecture.”Best Places to Meet Mythical Beasts#10) Bunyip: “Monsters, spirits and mythological creatures are widespread in Aboriginal Australian lore but one that entered the popular imagination Down Under is the bunyip, a terrifying monster with a bellowing cry that was said to inhabit inland swamps and waterholes called billabongs.”Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more