Keaton Jennings dropped, Joe Denly included in squad for 2nd Test vs West Indies

first_img Reuters January 30, 2019UPDATED: January 31, 2019 12:07 IST Keaton Jennings has been dropped for the second Test against West Indies (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJoe Denly set to be drafted into the side to make his Test debut at the age of 32Denly was part of England’s squad for their last Test series in Sri Lanka but never playedStuart Broad and Jack Leach have also been named in the 12-man squadEngland opener Keaton Jennings has been dropped for the second Test against West Indies in Antigua, with Joe Denly set to be drafted into the side to make his Test debut at the age of 32.Left-hander Jennings lost his place in the team after scoring 17 and 14 as England were beaten by 381 runs in the first Test in Barbados, with captain Joe Root saying the 26-year-old would continue to work on developing his game.”It gives Joe an opportunity,” Root said. “It’s disappointing for Keaton, he’s done some excellent things and he will continue to… be a big part of this squad.”Kent right-hander Denly was part of England’s squad for their last Test series in Sri Lanka but never played.Pace bowler Stuart Broad and left-arm spinner Jack Leach, who both sat out the first Test, are also in contention having been named in Root’s 12-man squad for the second Test, which starts on Thursday.England squad: Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root (captain), Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Ben Foakes, Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, Jimmy Anderson, Jack LeachAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Keaton JenningsFollow Joe Denly Keaton Jennings dropped, Joe Denly included in squad for 2nd Test vs West IndiesKeaton Jennings lost his place in the team after scoring 17 and 14 as England were beaten by 381 runs in the first Test in Barbados.advertisementlast_img read more

Nova Scotians To Benefit From Online Property Registration

first_imgSERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–Nova Scotians To Benefit FromOnline Property Registration The province’s new land registration system, which will provideconsumers with better access to land-related information and giveland owners a guarantee of title, will be in place provincewideby March 1. “The new land registration system modernizes Nova Scotia’s 250-year-old property-based system to give Nova Scotians, businessesand governments access to information and services that are thebest in the world,” said Barry Barnet, Minister of Service NovaScotia and Municipal Relations. In the new system, property records are linked to the land parcelrather than the owner’s name, and records are filed and storedelectronically instead of through paper-based registries. The system was first introduced in Colchester County in 2003. Ithas since been brought to Digby, Annapolis, Kings, Hants,Cumberland, Pictou and Antigonish counties. Halifax County wasdesignated a land registration county on Dec. 1, 2004. Thesystem will be implemented in remaining counties on March 1. When all properties have been transferred to the new system in 10to 15 years, historic title searches will be possible online andownership information will be available within seconds. A greatdeal of information is already available online. That informationstreamlines property transactions for those who handle realestate transactions on a daily basis. Each parcel of land in Nova Scotia must be converted to the new system. This is a one-time process that occurs when propertiesare sold, subdivided or mortgaged, or when property ownersvolunteer to convert their properties. The province hasauthorized lawyers to convert parcels to the new system and give land owners a guarantee of title. There is no government fee for the conversion process but lawyersand surveyors will charge clients for the additional one-timeservices and expertise required on initial conversion of eachparcel. Fees for these services are set by individual lawyers andsurveyors, not by the government, so the price can vary greatlyfrom firm to firm. Developers should be aware that, if they are holding an inventoryof approved but unsold lots, the conversion process isstraightforward if all of the parcels have the same titlehistory. Once the conversion process has been completed for oneparcel, the conversion of the remaining parcels is as simple as”copy and paste.” When parcels have been converted, many of the constraints thatcan delay property transactions are removed. Consumers who ownconverted parcels should experience faster property transactionsat lower costs because the time required for title searching andvisits to various government offices to view documents isreduced. For more information about the new land registration system, calltoll-free 1- 866-518-4640 or visit the department’s website atwww.servicens.ca/property/landreg/.last_img read more

More March Break Activities at Museums

first_imgNova Scotia Museum sites in regions across the province are offering unique activities for families and visitors during March break. “March break is an excellent opportunity to spend time with your family, and what better way than to visit a museum in your area,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince. “The exceptional teams at Nova Scotia Museum sites have put together some fun and educational activities for the week, especially for young people.” People looking for a wonderful outdoor winter experience for March break can bundle up the family and head out for the day to Ross Farm Museum in New Ross. Daily themed activities about farm life will include lots of hands-on activities and crafts for people of all ages. Visitors are invited to bring their sleds for the coasting hill, and to walk on the nature trail to take in the stillness of winter. Snow shoes are available or people can bring their own. Visitors can also tour Rose Bank Cottage, the one room schoolhouse, the workshop and the barn and view the animals. “It looks like it will be the perfect week for the outdoors,” said Lisa Wolfe, director at Ross Farm Museum. “With a forecast for cold nights and just below zero sunny days, the conditions will be good all week for sleigh rides and hot chocolate. Our first lamb of the season was born a couple of days ago, so you never know, you might be lucky enough to see another birth. It is very rare, but possible.” The Firefighters’ Museum in Yarmouth is offering free admission from March 10-14 as part of its March break special. Visitors can imagine the clang of the fire bell, the smell of smoke and the feel of hot steam as firefighters of the past raced to save burning homes in Yarmouth and communities across Nova Scotia. Children and families can explore the types of fire engines used in Nova Scotia from the 1800s to the 1930s by taking part in Heritage Hunts, a fun activity that involves searching the museum and answering questions. Fundy Geological Museum in Parrsboro is featuring learning opportunities about geology, culture, heritage and technology. Children and families can take part in activities like building a raft, tying knots and learning about tidal power and the history of the Parrsboro area. People can also participate in the famous, Night at the Museum, Sleeping with the Dinosaurs. March break activities at Fundy Geological Museum will take place 1-3 p.m., March 10-14. For more information, visit http://museum.novascotia.ca .last_img read more

Dinesh Gunawardena to be new Leader of the House

Political parties in the Government of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have decided to appoint Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena as the new Leader of the House.Government spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said that the decision to appoint Gunawardena was taken at a meeting held between political parties represented in the Government at the Prime Minister’s office today. United National Party Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella was earlier the Leader of the House. (Colombo Gazette) read more

In Beijing Annan discusses regional hotspots with Chinas Foreign Minister

During an extensive discussion between Mr. Annan and Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing that continued through a working lunch, the two also examined the UN’s role in Iraq, the Iranian nuclear issue, the crisis in Sudan’s Darfur region and the situation in Myanmar, according to a spokesman travelling with the Secretary-General.At a subsequent press conference, Mr. Annan was asked about the international conference on Iraq. “It is going to be an important meeting,” he said, because it would bring together Iraq, its neighbours and other members of the international community.But he said it was too soon to comment on whether the Iraqi resistance would be invited. “I think the underlying message of that conference is that stability of Iraq is in the interest of every country and that the international community should come together and do whatever it can, working with the neighbours and Iraq, to stabilize Iraq,” he said.Afterwards, the Secretary-General addressed students at Tsinghua University, where he said, “No visitor can help feeling the excitement of a great country developing at breakneck speed, and every day opening up new vistas of knowledge and opportunity to its citizens.”He called on China to help the world reach the targets set in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), warning that if it did not, there would be “terrible consequences for humanity.”Earlier Monday the Secretary-General met with Qian Qichen, a member of his High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenge and Change, which is due to present its report in December following a year’s deliberation on how best to adapt the UN to today’s world.Mr. Qian talked of the Panel’s deliberation on Security Council reform, preventive action, including intervention, and the composition of the UN Commission on Human Rights. The Secretary-General said he looked forward to meeting with the Panel members when they returned to New York in November for their final meeting.Mr. Annan then met at the UN House in Beijing with the head of UN agencies, funds and programmes that work in China for a review of their activities. They reported on China’s coming to grips with HIV/AIDS and its rapid economic growth, its fiscal reform, demographic policy, human rights issues and other matters.While there, he also participated in a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the UN’s presence in China, attended by senior Chinese officials as well as UN staff.The Secretary-General, accompanied by his wife, Nane, then toured information booths that explained the UN’s work in the country. Asked by a reporter about the AIDS problem in China, the Secretary-General said he was “very pleased” about recent progress. “The Government at the highest level has declared its support and determination to fight the disease,” he said.At the start of his official visit yesterday the Secretary-General met with Prof. Yongxiang Lu, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, who described the Academy’s work, including in the areas of agriculture and medicine.Mr. Annan then met with Khalid Malik, the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Resident Representative in China, for a review of the world body’s work in the country. Mr. Malik described the Chinese Government’s increasing interest in the MDGs, a set of eight, time-bound targets that seek to restructure the world’s social fabric, from slashing extreme poverty and hunger to curbing infant mortality and major diseases to improving access to education and health care – all by 2015. read more

Railroads say theyll offer health care benefits to samesex spouses 1 day

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SEATTLE – The nation’s largest freight rail carriers announced Wednesday they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees, one day after legally married, gay engineers filed a federal lawsuit in Seattle.Gus Melonas, a spokesman for BNSF Railway Co., read the statement from the National Railway Labor Conference to The Associated Press. The conference represents the railroad companies in dealings with labour groups, lawmakers and courts.Same-sex spouses will be eligible for dependent health care coverage starting Jan. 1, the statement said.“While this it is not a benefit required by law or under current collective bargaining agreements, the railroads agreed with labour to provide the benefit in light of recent changes allowing same sex couples to access same federal tax benefits provided to other married couples,” the conference said.Two BNSF engineers in Washington state, one man and one woman, sued the company Tuesday over its refusal to provide benefits to their spouses. The lawsuit, which alleges violations of the federal Equal Pay Act, seeks class-action status on behalf of any other BNSF employees who may have been denied benefits for their same-sex spouses in a legally recognized marriage. It says the same-sex spouses have been denied benefits provided routinely to those of opposite sex.A lawyer for the couples, Cleveland Stockmeyer, disagreed with the conference’s statement that benefits for same-sex spouses aren’t required by law or by collective bargaining. The company’s health plan describes eligible dependents as “your husband or wife,” without excluding same-sex spouses, he argued.Stockmeyer said the railroads’ decision is a good first step but would only partially resolve the lawsuit. The couples still need to be compensated for the financial and emotional drain of spending months without the benefits as they fought BNSF to have the spouses added, he said.“It shouldn’t take a federal lawsuit to make a national company do the right thing,” Stockmeyer said. “If they tell me or my clients the benefits will be offered, and if they actually do it, we’ll believe it. But they still need to account for denying them benefits for one year.”The rail conference represents the largest freight carriers in the nation — including units of Norfolk Southern Corp., Union Pacific Corp., CSX Corp. and Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s BNSF — as well as some smaller railroads. Its statement, reported earlier Wednesday by the Omaha World Herald’s Omaha.com, said employees would receive more information about the same-sex spouse health benefits in the coming weeks.The industry spends more than $2 billion a year on health care benefits for rail employees, the statement said.___Follow Gene Johnson at https://twitter.com/GeneAPseattle . by Gene Johnson, The Associated Press Posted Dec 4, 2013 3:22 pm MDT Railroads say they’ll offer health care benefits to same-sex spouses, 1 day after lawsuit read more

Highlevel event stresses importance of extractive industries to sustainable growth in Africa

The High-Level Expert Group Meeting was organized by Special Advisor Maged Abdelaziz in conjunction with the African Union Commission (AUC), as well as bodies such as the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Department of Public Information (DPI).The event, which looked to the post-2015 development agenda and the African Union ‘Agenda 2063,’ explored how to enhance management of Africa’s extractive industries in order to fully harness their potential as important drivers for sustainable development, structural economic transformation and inclusive growth.According to the OSAA, Africa has an abundant natural resource endowment, boasting 12 percent of the world’s oil reserves, 40 per cent of its gold and around 60 percent of its uncultivated arable land. With increasing global demand for primary resources, especially in rapidly growing emerging economies, the continent aims to continue exploiting its comparative advantage, with efforts so far seeing trade grow from $251 billion in 1996 to $1.151 trillion in 2011.Despite strong export performance in the sector, African countries have not yet fully harnessed the full potential of their rich natural resource endowments or employed their natural resource advantages as an engine for inclusive economic growth. Under the post-2015 agenda and the African Union Agenda 2063, revenue from natural resources, including the extractive industries, will be a key source for development financing. Both aim at achieving long-term economic growth and full and productive employment, with the AU Agenda 2063, in particular, underscoring the crucial role of industrialization, including through value addition of natural resources.Sir Paul Collier, the co-director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University and author of the book, The Bottom Billion, was the keynote speaker at the event, while panellists included Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, the Chief Executive Officer of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the African Union’s development agency, and Fatima Haram Acyl, the African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry. read more

Uwe Gensheimer about Kielce Second match at home – our advantage

Rhein Neckar Lowen against Vive Targi Kielce! The most interesting match of the EHF CL TOP 16 phase and the clash of the teams which felt how is to play at “Lanxess Arena” in Cologne. The “Lions” have been in Cologne in 2011, while Kielce won the third place in 2013. Both teams know that to get VISA for F4 will be extremely difficult. EHF CL top scorer in 2011, Uwe Gensheimer knows how tough matches are ahead of his team, currently second in German DKB Bundesliga:–  You have many players who previously played for our club. We know them well – said Uwe for Kielce’s official website and added:– Kielce is the strongest team from all we could draw. However, I believe that we have a good chance, the more because we will play second match in front of our fans. That would be our advantage.Former RNL players in Kielce’s jersey are  Karol Bielecki, Slawomir Szmal, Ivan Cupic, Krzysztof Lijewski and Grzegorz Tkaczyk. Rhein Neckar LowenUwe Gensheimer ← Previous Story Challenge Cup (1/4 Final): Cocks in Serbia – Azoty to Belgium Next Story → Branko Tamse (Celje): “Flensburg play the most beautiful handball in Germany” read more

Rumors of WebOS death are greatly exaggerated

first_imgThursday afternoon started for me as many often have recently, in a Google+ Hangout with colleagues discussing all of the news that has befallen the tech world this week. Then, silence washed over us as we all got the same message at the same time. HP was spinning off their PC division, and there was speculation that WebOS was somewhere on that chopping block. Shortly thereafter the news was confirmed by an earnings call. It seemed like HP was no longer seeing the value in WebOS, and they had enacted a 12-16 month plan to deal with it.Now, for some reason, many people heard this and immediately started putting nails in WebOS’ coffin. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, this event should symbolize the exact opposite, the rebirth of WebOS.“You aren’t fooling anyone”Let’s face it, the plague cart has been outside of HP’s door since they day they bought Palm. Despite hearing the call, HP decided not to bring out the dead. If Android couldn’t get away with releasing tablets with unfinished software on it, WebOS’ savior in tablet form was doomed before it hit the shelves.Despite claims to the contrary, WebOS’s primary failure was a marketing one. A perfectly functional and pleasing to use OS was repeatedly mired by not being iOS or Android, and there was little marketing done to show why that was not only good, but great. Still, despite being the stereotypical abusively neglectful foster parent, WebOS still has something that no other OS could maintain under the same circumstances: a community.Pot, meet KettleAmusingly, one of the most outspoken in his jabs at HP yesterday was Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Computers. His new favorite toy, Google+ was home to multiple comments that could be seen as good naturedly ribbing his competitor.Now, I’m all for one company poking fun at another, especially when there’s some amusing commentary to be had. However, isn’t it bad form that one company who earlier this year canned their mobile division due to a volley of failed projects and record low sales for Android devices in carrier stores? Sure, you can compartmentalize and poke fun at the PC business, but really Mr. Dell? WebOS would have destroyed Dell’s Android offering in a side by side comparison, no question.The community will save WebOS Plain and simple, all WebOS needed was decent hardware and a real marketing campaign. The WebOS forums are filled to the brim with users who have moved on to other platforms because they just plain needed better hardware. They sit, visibly miserable with their iPhones or Android phones waiting for someone to come along and release them from their prison. These aren’t just regular users, either. These are beta testers, developers, fanatics, people who will spread the word with a furious passion if they are given cause to. With a proper hardware platform, even recent events would only marginally slow them down.The disenfranchised helping the ignoredI wrote earlier this week that Google’s hardware partners would stick with Android because there’s nowhere else to go. The rock and hard place situation created by Apple and Google right now is undeniable. HTC, Samsung, Huawei, Sony… they have all got to keep making Android handsets to keep in the race against Apple, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t throw WebOS a bone. If any of these manufacturers were to put out a decent phone running WebOS, we would see a significant transformation as the WebOS culture grew and became a real competitor. This process wouldn’t be fast, probably over the course of a year, but it hinges squarely on decent hardware and good marketing.Apps! Apps! Apps! No, not reallyWebOS doesn’t have nearly the app catalog that tech pundits feel is should in order to survive. This is true, but WebOS has something that none of the other competitors have right now, which is a decent web browser. Forget SunSpider tests or random page loading videos for a second, the WebOS browser is by far the most complete, and that makes the necessity for apps a complete fallacy. Look at Amazon, who in a rush of independance and desire to stick it to the man took their Kindle app and turned it into a powerful web app that can now be enjoyed by anyone with a browser. Amazon did it, so believe that other will follow suit to escape Apple’s walled garden.Or, take Google Voice, as another example. In my recent 60 day excursion into WebOS I was blown away at how easy it was to use the Google Voice webapp in replacement for the Android app. The analysts who are busy on their soapboxes talking about apps are living in the past. Webapps will take over, and WebOS is better prepared for that then anyone.It’s only mostly deadWebOS has been dealt blow after blow, to be sure, but to start pulling out nails for its coffin is premature. There’s still a chance here for WebOS to shine and be a real competitor in the mobile space, as long as some other horrible calamity doesn’t befall it before the chance can be had.last_img read more

Perception is not reality

first_imgThe stock market can be an enigma at times, even for us stockbrokers. Let me provide an example. Hand in the air if you have bought a Domino’s pizza recently? Yep, I thought as such. I made the mistake of buying one many years ago, it was in the early hours of the morning when I didn’t have kids and could keep my eyes open past midnight. I vowed never to divert from the traditional authentic Italian pizza I grew up with each Friday night. I’ve asked around, and albeit a small sample, I realised it’s not just me that doesn’t rate the pizza.In light of that, my question to you, dear reader, is would you buy shares in Domino’s Pizza if your stockbroker called you and recommended them as an investment? Probably not, I dare say. Well, I suggest you hang onto your hat. In the past five years, shareholders of Domino’s Pizza, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, have enjoyed a 547.07 per cent rise in the share price, 577.15 per cent if you include dividends. To quantify it, $10,000 invested 5 years ago is now worth a touch over $5,700,000 or so if you avoided the temptation of taking profits along the way. Why the stellar performance?As it turns out, Domino’s Pizza is a brand with a global presence, sophisticated payment system, extremely strong balance sheet and an efficient supply chain. They sold $95m worth of pizzas last year. That’s a lot of pizza, wouldn’t you say? Close to 2 million at $5 a pop. Around $30m of sales were derived from Japan. (Between you and I, based on those numbers, I reckon there’s a market in Japan for a traditional Italian pizza franchise.) Japan aside, there’s also significant demand for this product in Europe, despite the perception amongst people I know that there isn’t. On the flip side, whenever I visit a JB Hi-Fi store, I find the place packed to the rafters with people. You can’t help but think, ‘look at all these people, they must be making truckloads of money’. Most are browsing, others are enquiring and more often than not, depending on the time of day, there is some type of small wait at the registers. The internet aside, JB Hi-Fi one the cheapest places to buy TVs, video games, iPads (stuff you can’t download for free) as well as other appliances and even white goods. They keep their costs low, have a ‘stack ’em high, watch ’em fly’ business model and transfer the savings onto the consumer. However, despite consistently selling products considered hot property, the JB Hi-Fi share price has gone backwards by around 5 per cent in the past 5 years. (Worth mentioning the company listed on the ASX in 2003 at 155c a share and is now trading at 1606c. If you’d invested $10,000 back in 2003, it would be worth … no, it’s too painful.) It just goes to show, even though the business might seem popular and sales numbers are strong (over $3bn in full year 2014 across 169 stores) it’s the impact on the bottom line that matters. Popularity doesn’t necessarily mean strong investment returns. JB Hi-Fi operates on a net profit margin of around 3.7 per cent, meaning 3.7c of every $1 of revenue goes to the bottom line. That margin exceeds that of other listed retailers on our market, but there isn’t much reward for effort, is there? The lesson here in a nutshell is: if you’re having a night in with pizza and a DVD, the pizza joint will make the most money from you, don’t let personal biases or opinions turn you against an investment, do your homework, timing is everything, perception is not always reality and despite what anyone tells you, the stock market is a great place to get rich slowly, and broke quickly. *Sam Fimis is a stockbroker with Patersons Securities and author of Premiership Portfolio: 6 Step Guide to Succeeding in the Stock Market. @premportfolio Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Update on concussion lawsuits against WWE

first_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next All current concussion lawsuits by Billy Jack Haynes, Ryan Sakoda, Evan Singleton, Vito LoGrasso (Big Vito), Matt Wiese (Luther Reigns) and Russ McCullough have now been consolidated into one case before one Judge per a new report by PWInsider.com.WWE is still trying to get the lawsuits filed by the estates of Matt Osbourne (Doink the Clown) and Nelson Frazier Jr. (Big Daddy V) sent over to Connecticut. WWE contracts stipulate all legal issues arising from previous deals be heard in Connecticut due to WWE’s location.Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipCelebrity Closeup: Edgar RamirezVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 55.14%0:04Remaining Time -1:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Pinterest Twitter Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Now Playing Up Next Celebrity Closeup: Edgar Ramirez Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of convention Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies Matthew Mcconaughey Rey Mysterio to return this Monday on RAW, update to tag team match stipulations Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE WhatsApp WWE Network to be updated this week with a new design, simpler navigation, search tools Videos Articles Injury Update: Dana Brooke set to return to in-ring action following bloody injury on Mondaylast_img read more

Group sets forum for 3rd Congressional District challengers

first_imgThe Lower Columbia Indivisibles is hosting a forum for 3rd Congressional District challengers. The forum is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. March 14 at Lower Columbia College in Longview.Debate will take place in the Laufman Lecture Hall. The event will feature questions on pre-selected topics and a lottery system for audience questions. RSVP at WA 3rd CD Challengers Forum on Facebook. The event is limited to 140 attendees, although Lower Columbia Indivisibles will livestream the forum.last_img

Freeway work snarls traffic for hours

first_imgMultiple freeway projects created a significant impact on traffic in the Vancouver area for several hours Saturday afternoon.The Vancouver Police Department issued a bulletin at about 2:30 p.m. warning motorists to avoid Mill Plain Boulevard (both east and west) in the area of I-205 and Chkalov Drive. The congestion cleared after about two hours, and the department cancelled its warnings at 4:46 p.m.The department had suggested that drivers who needed to travel east or west in the area of I-205, and would normally take Mill Plain, should use alternate routes such as 28th Street or Fourth Plain Boulevard.Travelers who needed to cross into Oregon were encouraged to go about 30 miles east on state Highway 14 and use the Bridge of the Gods if possible, returning on Interstate 84. That bridge is a toll bridge.The project that caused the congestion — work on the Interstate 205 Bridge — will continue until 5 a.m. Monday: Two lanes will be closed around the clock. Onramps from state Highway 14 to southbound I-205 will also be closed.Other planned closures are:o Aug. 27-30: Two lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. each night to 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, and to 5 a.m. Monday.last_img read more

Rifats father demands Minnis arrest

first_imgRifat MurderAbdul Halim Sharif, father of slain Barguna youth Rifat Sharif, has demanded the police arrest his daughter-in-law Ayesha Siddiqa Minni.Holding a press conference at Barguna Press Club, Rifat’s father on Saturday evening said that Minni was involved in killing Rifat in broad daylight.”Minni used to go to college alone. On the day of Rifat’s murder, she phoned him to go to her college. And later he was hacked to death by Nayan Bond in front of the college,” he told the press conference.He added, “Minni hid her marriage with Nayan Bond, the main accused of the Rifat murder. Her family also lied about this. She married Rifat without parting away with Nayan. She kept a close contact with Nayan even after marrying Rifat.”Quoting Sahida Begum, Nayan’s mother, Abdul Halim Sharif also alleged that Minni visited Nayan’s home even before the day of killing Rifat.Rifat’s father also raised a question how Minni escaped stabs while Rifat was being hacked by a number of youths.Abdul Halim Sharif, father of slain Barguna youth Rifat Sharif, speaks at a press conference in Barguna Press Club on Saturday, 13 July, 2019. Photo: Prothom AloIn a new video footage, Minni was seen reluctant when Rifat was being caught by the youths. When Rifat was strained with blood, she did not show any attempt to take him to a hospital. Rather she was seen looking for her sandals and one of the attackers was seen giving Minni her handbag.Abdul Halim Sharif also questioned why Minni did not accompany Rifat when he was being taken to Barishal in an ambulance.About Abdul Halim Sharif’s allegations, Minni’s father Mozammel Haque said to Prothom Alo, “Comments and posts are being updated on social networking sites accusing my daughter in Rifat’s murder. At this, she is mentally broken-down and undergoing treatment. We’ll soon talk over the allegations made by Rifat’s father.”Rifat Sharif, 22, was hacked to death by a group of youths in broad daylight in Barguna district town on 26 June. The incident was caught on surveillance cameras.Police so far arrested 13 people in connection with the murder. On 2 July, Nayan Bond, the main accused of the case, was killed in an alleged gunfight with police.Seven other accused have reportedly confessed to their involvement with the murder.Currently, investigators are interrogating six of the accused in custody.last_img read more

SanDisk HighCapacity 200GB microSD Card Is Down to Just 30 – Expand

first_img Share Tweet Submit If your smartphone, tablet, or even a Nintendo Switch is running short on memory, a quick purchase of a microSD card is all it takes to help you get comfortable as you have ample storage around to start filling up again. SanDisk has a 200GB microSD card which is discounted on Amazon at a killer price; something that your wallet won’t feel at all. With value-oriented smartphones featuring an accessible price for consumers, the latest discount running on Amazon will ensure that expanding your existing memory isn’t difficult on the rest of your expenses either.The SanDisk Ultra UHS Speed Class U1 and Speed Class 10 is recommended for recording Full HD videos, as well as playback in the same resolution. What is more important than the performance of a microSD card? Its reliability. SanDisk ensures that its Ultra line of microSD cards are shockproof, temperature-proof, waterproof, and X-ray-proof.The company also provides a 10-year limited manufacturer warranty to make sure that you have nothing to worry about. In addition to the 200GB storage card, there’s also a 400GB memory card that’s on sale for only $62. Keep in mind that these cards are limited to 1080p video recording, which is more than enough to get a high-quality result.Get the SanDisk 200GB microSD card for just $30Get the SanDisk 400GB microSD card for just $62last_img read more

MedicVision Highlighting SafeCT29 Solution at RSNA 2016

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News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more October 6, 2016 — Medic Vision is exhibiting at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2016) and will be highlighting its SafeCT-29 product.The SafeCT product line enhances computed tomography (CT) images acquired with low-dose protocols. SafeCT-29 is the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved third-party solution that offers XR-29 functionality to help achieve Smart Dose Compliance, according to Medic Vision.The SafeCT product line also includes SafeCT Enterprise and SafeCT Dose Reporting.The SafeCT-29 product was recently endorsed by Philips Healthcare as a solution for customers that have computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET)/CT scanners that are not fully compliant with XR-29 standards and for which Philips does not offer an XR-29 update.For more information: www.medicvision.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.center_img News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Technology | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 06, 2016 MedicVision Highlighting SafeCT-29 Solution at RSNA 2016 CT dose optimization product line also includes SafeCT Enterprise and SafeCT Dose Reporting Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 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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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 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more last_img read more

Private and hidden mean different things to Facebook

first_imgFacebook’s leadership made a pretty heavy-handed indication this year that it believes Facebook Groups are the future of the app. They announced all of this alongside their odd declaration that “The future is private.” Now, Facebook is changing the language describing the visibility of privacy of groups.As the Groups feature has come front-and-center in recent redesigns, Facebook has decided that the language they have been using to describe the visibility of “Public,” “Closed” and “Secret” Groups isn’t as clear as it should be, so the company is switching it up. Groups will now be labeled either “Public” or “Private.”That means that groups that were previously “Closed” or “Secret” will now share the designation of “Private,” meaning that only members of the group can see who’s in the group or what has been posted. The distinction is that there’s now a second metric — whether or not the group is “Visible,” which denoted if the group can be found via search. For groups that were previously “Closed,” the migration to the classification will leave them “Visible” while “Secret” groups will remain “Hidden.”In a way, this is kind of just Facebook throwing more privacy-related labels in their app to change perceptions while the feature sets stay the same, but denoting the visibility of a “closed” group in search was probably the biggest point of confusion here that Facebook was aiming to rectify. There’s a clear editorial message with Facebook conveying that there are shades and nuances to what “Private” means on Facebook compared to “Public,” which is unwavering and defaulted.The point of the previous labels was to make privacy settings easier to grasp with a single word. Facebook didn’t hit a home run with those labels, but it kind of feels like you really need to see this graphic to fully get the differentiations to Groups now, which probably isn’t the best sign.last_img read more

Startups Weekly The mad dash to the public markets

first_imgHello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about the differences between raising cash from angels and traditional venture capitalists. Before that, I summarized DoorDash’s acquisition of Caviar.Remember, you can send me tips, suggestions and feedback to kate.clark@techcrunch.com or on Twitter @KateClarkTweets. If you don’t subscribe to Startups Weekly yet, you can do that here.It’s Friday morning and I don’t want to dig into another IPO prospectus. The startups don’t care though, they’re in a mad dash to get to the public markets, reporters be damned.This week, three billion-dollar venture-backed “unicorns” unveiled S-1 filings, the paperwork necessary to complete an IPO. First came WeWork, the $47 billion co-working giant beloved by SoftBank. Then came Cloudflare, a business that provides web security and denial-of-service protection for websites. Then this morning, after we all thought it was time for a breather, “teledentistry” company SmileDirectClub made its filing public.There’s plenty to read on each of these high-profile IPOs; here’s a quick reading list:WeWorkWeWork reveals IPO filingWeWork’s S-1 misses these three key pointsMaking sense of WeWork’s S-1 (or trying to)CloudflareCloudflare files for initial public offeringCloudflare says cutting off customers like 8chan is an IPO ‘risk factor’In its IPO filing, Cloudflare thanks a third co-founder: Lee HollowaySmileDirectClubSmileDirectClub files to go public amid concerns from dental associationsOn to other things…Meet the startups in Y Combinator’s summer batchAs you may know, YC summer demo days are next week. A whopping 176 companies are expected to present and we’ll be there reporting live, as usual. In preparation, we’ve been cherry-picking companies in the latest batch that interest us. Here’s a look at our latest — more to come:Narrator wants to become the operating system for data scienceThis startup is building a weed breathalyzer for cops Lokal wants to bring local news to 900M Indians in their regional languagesHoly Grail is using machine learning to build better batteriesShiru is developing a protein replacement for food additivesLumineye helps first responders identify people through wallsGradJoy is a fintech startup to help you knock out your student loansTraces AI is creating a less invasive alternative to facial recognition trackingEquity PodcastThis was a very special week for Equity. We taped two great episodes, one in which we hung out with Axios’ Dan Primack in Boston, the other featuring me recording out of a New York City Blue Bottle Coffee shortly after WeWork dropped its S-1 filing. You can listen to our latest episodes here and here. Equity drops every Friday at 6:00 am PT, so subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.Extra CrunchIn our latest installment of EC-1, in which go deep on an up-and-coming startup, TechCrunch’s Eric Peckham tells the founding story of Kobalt, the world’s next music tech unicorn. Here’s a passage from Peckham’s extensive piece: “You may not have heard of Kobalt before, but you probably engage with the music it oversees every day, if not almost every hour. Combining a technology platform to better track ownership rights and royalties of songs with a new approach to representing musicians in their careers, Kobalt has risen from the ashes of the 2000 dot-com bubble to become a major player in the streaming music era. It is the leading alternative to incumbent music publishers (who represent songwriters) and is building a new model record label for the growing ‘middle class’ of musicians around the world who are stars within niche audiences.”last_img read more

Accident in Harrismith Road

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Spring Brings Renewed Demand for Homes

first_img Demand Redfin 2014-04-09 Tory Barringer in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Headlines, News April 9, 2014 479 Views Spring Brings Renewed Demand for Homescenter_img As hoped, the start of the spring thaw brought homebuyers out of hibernation, resulting in leaps in both home tours and signed offers.According to Redfin’s latest Real-Time Demand Pulse—a monthly analysis of tour and offer activity across 23 U.S. markets—homebuyer demand bounced back in March, showing promise after months of little activity.Compared to February, Redfin reports the number of customers touring homes rose 11.1 percent, the biggest March gain in three years and a massive step up from the meager 1.9 percent increase recorded in February.Meanwhile, the number of customers signing offers rose 19.7 percent, up from a 17.8 percent increase in February but a bit short of last year’s 21.5 percent gain.While the pickup in buyer interest bodes well for the spring and summer seasons, Redfin analyst Ellen Haberle noted there are a few factors to consider in March’s improvement: “We should take this boost in demand with a grain of salt … since this year’s March numbers weren’t affected by the Easter holiday, as they were last year.”“Additionally,” Haberle continued, “demand in February was very weak this year, making March look even rosier.”Still, with for-sale homes in short supply and the market reheating, Redfin agents predict another competitive house shopping season ahead—meaning buyers will have to move quickly.“Now that spring demand is heating up, serious buyers  need flexible schedules,” said Tom Lewis, a Redfin agent working in Washington, D.C., one of the company’s fastest-moving markets. “In many cases, waiting until the weekend means missing your shot at your dream home.” Sharelast_img read more