John Laird Cockroaches taxes grammar and other despicable topics

first_imgNotes, quotes and anecdotes while wondering how the gas-tax haters propose we pay for new roads and bridges:What are they worried about? Too much congestion relief? — Last week’s column snarkily assigned bulletproof cockroach status to the discredited belief that a third bridge will solve all problems related to our too-narrow, too-old and too-dangerous Interstate 5 Bridge. Another misguided yet immortal belief is that we shouldn’t build a new bridge because it will only expedite traffic to the Rose Garden bottleneck and make matters worse there.That’s like saying the new Salmon Creek interchange (under construction at 139th Street) is a boondoggle because it will only facilitate traffic to the bottleneck down at the I-5 bridge. (The 139th Street interchange project and the Rose Quarter each happen to be about six miles from the Interstate Bridge.)Using this warped logic, many transportation upgrades would never be built because they would only expedite congestion to other choke points. The fact is, Oregon officials are planning (albeit too slowly) to widen I-5 at the Rose Quarter. If completion of the CRC project worsens that bottleneck, well, maybe it will spur ODOT to slap some giddyup on the I-5 widening project at the Rose Quarter.Taxed to the gills — Folks in Washington state are overtaxed, right? Well, not according to one comparison with other states. The Tax Foundation of Washington, D.C., last month ranked our state 28th out of 50 in percentage of income paid in state and local taxes in 2010. This means one of two things: (1) The Tax Foundation is a bunch of gun-grabbing Marxists who hate America and are intentionally trying to destroy it. (2) Some of the anti-tax cacophony in Washington state might be just crocodile tears.Democrats and Republicans, of course, process numbers differently. “Twenty-eight out of 50 is midrange. We would rather be lower,” said Republican state Sen. Mark Schoesler of Ritzville in a story in The Olympian. “We think that leaving more money in citizens’ pockets is better than having it in government’s pockets.” Dang tootin’! Preach it, Mark!last_img read more

FOLIO Show to Return to NYC in 2010

first_imgThe FOLIO: Show, the magazine industry’s largest conference and expo, is coming back to New York City in 2010. The annual event, to be combined next year with the Audience Development Show, will be held June 7 to 9, 2010 at the Sheraton New York.The FOLIO: Show moved to Chicago in 2007 and 2008 after three decades in New York. This year, given the toll the economic climate has taken on the magazine industry, the event was transformed into a virtual conference to allow participants to benefit from FOLIO:’s rich content without incurring travel costs. The event was successful, generating more than 2,400 participants—nearly doubling the live-event’s past-year attendance. For 2010, FOLIO: will use a hybrid live-virtual strategy to deliver content, interaction, networking and engagement to the largest audience of magazine professionals in the industry. In addition, by combining the FOLIO: Show with its sister conference, the Audience Development Show, the event is expected to attract a wider audience and exhibitor roster. By fusing the magazine industry’s two leading events, parent company Red 7 Media is recognizing that the audience acquisition function is morphing and converging with other functions in the enterprise.“We’re very excited to bring the FOLIO: Show back to New York and combine it with our Audience Development conference,” noted FOLIO:/Audience Development general manager Tony Silber. “And with our experience launching a virtual event, the combination of the two will enable us to provide content and education to the widest possible audience of magazine professionals at all levels.” Attendees at the live FOLIO: Show will have access to the complete face-to-face experience of leading-edge educational sessions, peer networking and supplier demos and new products and services; while “virtual” attendees will be able to view keynotes and a limited number of conference sessions two weeks after the live event.For sponsors and exhibitors, the hybrid strategy offers the best of both worlds—face-to-face engagement combined with the reach and tracking ability that only virtual events can deliver. In fact, sponsors of the 2009 FOLIO: Show Virtual received on average more than 165 visitors to their online booths, with the average visitor spending more than 10 minutes at each booth.  And by bringing Folio: and Audience Development under one roof, we better serve the  suppliers that need to reach not just circulators but circulators AND their executive management.“Our goal is to continue to innovate and push the envelope on creating new ways to engage with our readers and advertisers, and to find ways to help them engage with each other,” noted Silber. “We used this year to test new ideas and concepts and we’re applying what we learned to our events in 2010 to provide even richer experiences for our attendees and exhibitors.”FOLIO: Adds Hosted-Buyer Events to 2010 LineupIn addition to the FOLIO: Show, Red 7 Media will produce two hosted-buyer events focusing on publishing technology and innovation. Launched in September around Red 7 Media’s EXPO and FOLIO: brands, ConnexLive brought together scores of senior-level media executives and suppliers for scheduled appointments based on matching criteria. The event was a success and received rave reviews from buyers and suppliers who attended.FOLIO: will hold two ConnexLive events in 2010—one in Washington, D.C. in April, and another in Chicago next fall. More details at read more

Defense Communities National Summit 3 Questions for FirstNets Chris Algiere

first_imgChris Algiere is the Director Federal & National Programs at FirstNet, an independent authority within the U.S. Chamber of Commerce whose mission is to develop, build and operate the nationwide, broadband network that equips first responders to save lives and protect U.S. communities. First response and other critical installation resiliency issues will be discussed during an ADC 2019 Defense Communities National Summit general session: “The Future of DOD Resiliency Policy,” Mon., June 10.Natural disasters are a threat to installation resiliency across the country, and first responders are usually the “advance team” in the aftermath. What is FirstNet and how does it help installations become more resilient?No community is immune from natural disasters, including our military communities. Recently, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, experienced a tornado, and in the aftermath, fire department members, security forces and base chaplains went door-to-door to check on residents. In March, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., endured extensive flooding, and last fall, Hurricane Michael destroyed Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Many other installations have faced similar situations.The ability to communicate is key for response and recovery efforts, and that is where FirstNet comes in. FirstNet is the only nationwide public safety broadband network dedicated to first responders. The network enables public safety personnel – including first responders on military installations – to stay connected even during times of network congestion.FirstNet also has a fleet of deployable network assets that can be rolled into an area affected by a natural disaster. These assets are dedicated to FirstNet subscribers and can be requested at no cost. In fact, deployable assets were used in response efforts to the disasters in Ohio, Nebraska and Florida. This is a feature that first responders use when they need it, and we are proud to deliver it.How can communities and states better prepare for the threat of natural disasters?Planning and preparedness is key to reinforcing community resiliency. With FirstNet, installations have another tool to ensure their first responders can communicate when the community needs them the most.In a digital world, an internet connection often becomes the fastest means for emergency managers to order supplies after a disaster. In this way, FirstNet helps responders connect quickly to support response and recovery efforts.Overall, FirstNet is enhancing traditional radio systems with data communications. By providing first responders a cellular connection they can depend on – with “always on” priority and preemption – they can now make use of smartphones and other digital resources like never before. With additional information at their fingertips, FirstNet is helping public safety be better prepared for any emergency.FirstNet is also for daily public safety operations. How can FirstNet help installations provide public safety services?Today, FirstNet is enabling responders from different agencies and jurisdictions to seamlessly communicate with one another. With one network, public safety personnel on an installation can easily communicate with one another and public safety from agencies off base. More than 7,250 public safety agencies are using more than 600,000 connections on FirstNet today for everyday operations and for every emergency.Another advantage of FirstNet is that security of the network was planned for and incorporated from the start. Adversaries will always look to disrupt our nation’s communications and critical infrastructure through cyberspace. With a dedicated network, a security operations center to monitor the network and end-to-end encryption, protecting public safety’s vital communications is always front of mind for FirstNet.Part of a series highlighting the faces and ideas of the upcoming ADC 2019 Defense Communities National Summit in Washington, D.C., June 10-12 ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

Shes not my type Donald Trump on sexual assault allegations by

first_imgWashington: US President Donald Trump on Monday once again vigorously denied allegations by a magazine advice columnist that he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s in a New York department store dressing room, adding: “She’s not my type.” Trump made the comment in an interview with The Hill, a political news outlet, that touched on the allegations from E. Jean Carroll, who says in her new book that the alleged rape occurred in the mid-1990s. Also Read – Shahid Afridi joins ‘Kashmir Hour’ in military uniform Advertise With Us “I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK?” Trump said in the interview, which was conducted in the Oval Office. The President added that Carroll was “totally lying” when she made her claims. “I know nothing about this woman. I know nothing about her,” he said. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us Carroll’s account, revealed last week in an excerpt of her new book that was published by New York magazine, makes her at least the 16th woman to have accused Trump of sexual misconduct before he became president. She said that in a chance encounter at the Bergdorf Goodman store in Manhattan, Trump — then a real estate developer — asked her for advice on buying lingerie for an unnamed woman. Advertise With Us Then jokingly, they each suggested that the other should try it on. “The moment the dressing-room door is closed, he lunges at me, pushes me against the wall, hitting my head quite badly, and puts his mouth against my lips,” wrote Carroll, who works for Elle magazine. Pinning her against the wall, Carroll said, Trump proceeded to pull down her tights, unzip his pants and penetrate her — all while himself fully dressed — until she finally managed to push him out and run from the dressing room. On Monday, Carroll told CNN that he “just went at it” after he cornered her. “It was a fight,” she said. “With all the 15 women or 16 who have come forward, it’s the same. He denies it. He turns it around. He attacks. And he threatens.” Carroll never went to the police because, she said, she was afraid of repercussions.last_img read more

Quota protesters give 24hr ultimatum to publish gazette

first_imgQuota protesters gather at the foot of Raju Memorial Sculpture on the Dhaka University campus on 9 May. Photo: Mossabber HossainThe students and job-seekers on Wednesday gave the government a 24-hour ultimatum to publish a gazette notification on abolishing quota system in government jobs as per the prime minister’s announcement.They also threatened to go for a tougher movement from Sunday if the gazette notification is not published by Thursday, reports UNB.Hasan Al Mamun, convener of the platform, came up with the ultimatum at a human chain programme held at the foot of Raju Memorial Sculpture of Dhaka University (DU) from 11:00pm to 12.30pm.More than 1000 students from different departments and residential halls of Dhaka University participated in the human chain organised by Bangladesh Shadharan Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad (Bangladesh General Students Rights Protection Alliance).“We hope the government will take steps for publishing a gazette by Thursday as per as prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s announcement at the Jatiya Sangsad,” Hasan Al Mamun said.“If the government doesn’t fulfil our demand within the timeframe, we’ll go for a tougher movement from Sunday over the country.” he added.Student leaders of quota reform movement Rashed Khan, Nurulhaq Nur, Hasan Al Mamun and Faruk Hossain, among others, addressed the human chain programme.last_img read more

British Airways invites first class flyers to trial VR headsets

first_img Google Analytics settings What are the efficacy data for meningitis vaccine? Find out on AllMedX I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more Are meningitis vaccines necessary for college students? Find the evidence on AllMedX AllMedX Are you up to date on meningitis? Get research updates on Vaccination for meningitis is important for public health. Search for studies on AllMedX Powered by AllMedX University-based meningitis outbreaks are public health emergencies. Get more info on AllMedX Long-haul flights can be pretty boring, and though in-flight movies are available on many airlines, sometimes you just want to escape the confines of a packed cabin. British Airways has started a trial where first class passengers on select flights will be able to completely immerse themselves in movies, documentaries and travel shows by popping on a VR headset.The VR entertainment trial is being offered until the end of this year on certain flights from London Heathrow to New York JFK, and will make use of headsets from SkyLights. Content will be fed to the VR headsets in 2D, 3D or 360° formats, and will offer an all-around immersive experience whether the passenger is upright or lying down.The AlloSky headset offers Full HD resolution for each eye, offers dioptric correction, tips the scales at 250 g (8.8 oz) and is ready for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. As well as entertainment packages, passengers will be offered the chance to relax by opting for VR therapeutic programs such as guided meditation and sound therapy, which could prove beneficial for nervous flyers.British Airways (BA) and SkyLights began testing the technology at the check-in desks at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 late last year, where passengers were offered a virtual tour of the Club World cabin.”We are always looking at the latest technology to enhance our customers’ experience on the ground and in the air,” said BA’s Sajida Ismail. “Virtual reality has the power to revolutionize in-flight entertainment and we’re really excited to trial these new glasses as they should create a unique and memorable journey for our First customers.”BA is not the first airline to trial VR entertainment for first class passengers, Qantas teamed up with Samsung back in 2015 to offer a virtual reality experience in its lounges and aircraft. But the airline is claiming the trial as a UK first.Source: BA Search group B meningococcal disease vaccination information on Privacy policy We recommend Yes Nolast_img read more

Photos on iPhone is about to look completely different

first_imgWhen you need to find a photo on your iPhone, what do you do? There are tons of ways, but let’s be honest. You probably just go to the camera roll and scroll through at lightning speed, trusting your eyes to pick out the target shot. That may change with Apple’s new layout for Photos, which organizes shots into easy-to-browse days, months, and years.Right now the Photos app is kind of a mess. There are so many ways your photos are organized that it feels like none is the “main” one. The “For You” tab has a best of the last (insert random duration here) and randomly selected photos from random periods; Search shows me “one year ago,” “spring,” “trips,” and “dining” — great, thanks! And even the chronologically listed “Photos” tab has such tiny images that it’s hard to pick out the ones you want. So we all just go to camera roll and scroll and scroll.That may change with the Days, Months, Years theme Apple just announced at WWDC. Under the default photos tab in the Photos app, you’ll now see a new set of tabs — yeah, probably too many tabs — with the different durations on it.The default mode looks a lot like camera roll. But when you hit “Days,” each day shows as a selection of highlighted images, large and mosaiced, and with live photos active. Each day is marked by a full-width shot, so you can easily slide down to the next day — more recent shots are towards the bottom.Flip over to Months, and it compresses each calendar month of shots into a handful of events, such as events or locations the system has detected. Years does the same thing, except as the “cover” for each year’s album it shows an image from the same day or period — for example, if it’s someone’s birthday party, you’ll see shots from when you (hopefully) attended their party in years past.Of course Photos already had a “on this day” type feature, but this makes much more sense to me. You can dive into a year and it breaks into months, and of course months break into days. It’s just a more efficient way of scrubbing through your camera roll — though I have no doubt we’ll still do that from time to time.In a way this is a minor change to iOS, but because users interact with Photos so much, it could significantly change how you think about getting to the images you want.last_img read more

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first_img News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more May 14, 2014 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. will present its comprehensive Synapse portfolio for IT professionals at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) in Long Beach, Calif., from May 15-17, 2014. The Synapse family of products combined provides management of the complete patient record, ensuring diagnostic integrity while providing fast, secure access to clinical users via Web platforms or mobile devices.Visit SIIM booth #330-334 to learn more about Fujifilm’s offerings through live demonstrations and opportunities for face-to-face conversations. Following is a summary of offerings:The cornerstone of Fujifilm’s integrated solution is Synapse PACS. Two main goals — enhanced communication and optimized productivity for radiologists in any imaging environment — were the impetus behind its development.The next generation of Synapse RIS will also be shown. Synapse RIS and PACS integrate seamlessly, allowing the radiologist to see scanned documents and history from within the PACS (picture archive and communications system), and allowing the user to see images from within the RIS (radiology information system). The system has also received EHR (electronic health records) certification, enabling it to be part of the Meaningful Use initiative that provides financial incentives to medical professionals who use a certified EHR.Fujifilm also announced the integration of vendor neutral architecture (VNA) into its Synapse portfolio. Synapse VNA provides the platform to interface and integrate the data generated by these systems, and provide actionable intelligence. Synapse VNA will enhance image management, streamline workflow, reduce costs and, most importantly, improve patient care. It can be implemented within any environment and offers data access and availability. The archive allows sharing and consolidation of the storage and provides secure access across all authorized users.Synapse VNA provides a unified viewing experience for the VNA DICOM and non-DICOM data. The Synapse VNA solution also embraces the importance of fast access to content through a zero download single viewing solution capable by displaying any content within the VNA securely to any desktop, mobile device, or through EMR with Synapse Mobility.For more information visit: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Related Content News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | May 14, 2014 Fujifilm Presents Latest Health Care IT Technologies at SIIM 2014 Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more last_img read more

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first_img Videos | Radiation Therapy | October 29, 2018 VIDEO: FDA-cleared Bra Helps Improve Breast Positioning During Radiation Therapy Elizabeth Chabner-Thompson read more November 13, 2014 — Civco Medical Solutions received the Iowa Global Excellence in Exporting Award from the Northwest Iowa Development Organization. Civco was recognized for this excellence in exporting award at the Fourth Annual Northwest Iowa Development (NWID) Partners Meeting at Northwest Iowa Community College (NWICC) in Sheldon, Iowa on Oct. 13.  Kathy Hill, international trade office of the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), presented the award. More than 110 community and regional leaders from the six-county NWID region representing economic development, business, city councils, boards of supervisors and others with an interest in growing the region attended the meeting.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Dr. Elizabeth Chabner Explains a Radiation Therapy Bra at ASTRO 2018Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:36Loaded: 10.22%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | October 25, 2018 Brainlab Introduces ExacTrac Dynamic at ASTRO 2018 Brainlab unveiled ExacTrac Dynamic at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting, Oct. 21-24 in San… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 27, 2018 IBA Dosimetry Launches SmartScan Automated and Guided Beam Commissioning Solution IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) announced the market launch of its new SmartScan solution at the 60th annual American… read more News | November 13, 2014 Civco Receives Iowa Global Excellence in Exporting Award Company honored in front of more than 110 representatives at the Northwest Iowa Development Partners Meeting News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | July 03, 2019 Civco Displaying Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution at AAPM The upcoming release of Civco’s Universal Couchtop ProForm Head & Neck Solution will allow proton therapy centers… read more News | Prostate Cancer | October 17, 2018 Boston Scientific Closes Acquisition of Augmenix Inc. Boston Scientific Corp. announced the close of its acquisition of Augmenix Inc., developer of the SpaceOAR Hydrogel… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | September 07, 2018 Boston Scientific to Acquire Augmenix Inc. Boston Scientific has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Augmenix Inc., a privately-held company which has… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | July 19, 2019 Stronger Distribution Networks to Bolster Radiotherapy Patient Positioning Accessories A recent study projects global market revenues for radiotherapy patient positioning accessories will exceed revenues of… read more last_img read more

Thursdays One Minute Warm Up

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix To get the blood pumping:Coaches looking to make an impression with recruits would be smart to take note of thisCame home from AFCA to a very nice surprise from @CoachAI with USA FB. Truly one of the classiest guys in football. Love it coach!— Doug Samuels (@CoachSamz) January 12, 2017 Bill Belichick teaching life lessons on the sideline…Bill Belichick telling Wes Welker that Julian Edelman, a rookie at the time, is going to Wally Pipp him.— Zach Dunn (@ZaCh_DUNN_3) January 7, 2017Great church sign aimed at Clemson fansPiedmont United Methodist Church in Upstate SC has this reminder for all #Clemson fans.. just in case.— Fred Cunningham (@fredontv) January 11, 2017The quote of the day”The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho –— Zac Brouillette (@ZBrulet) January 11, 2017Great surprise scholarship for the son of Dan Dakich at MichiganThings that were racing through my mind when I see two officers interrupt Coach B during a team meeting.. My goodness. Beyond grateful— Andrew Dakich (@daycheck3) January 10, 2017That’s interestingFor years, Alabama paid the legendary coach Bear Bryant $99,999.99 because he didn’t want to make as much as the Bama president ($100K)— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 10, 2017Worst throw of all time?How many games does Alabama win in 2016 with this guy at QB??— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) January 9, 2017This is good stuffStrive to be a leader, not a title. #takeownership— Changing the Game (@CTGProjectHQ) January 7, 2017last_img read more

Carnival Australia part of record cruise season for New Zealand

first_imgSix Carnival Australia lines will account for 405 of New Zealand’s record number of port calls this summer, generating nearly $200 million in economic activity.Sixteen ships from Australasia’s biggest cruise operator — one more vessel than last cruise season — will sail here with Princess Cruises’ flagship, Majestic Princess, having her maiden arrival on 30 September.The 405 port calls are made up of 392 visits and 13 turnarounds – 12% more calls than last season’s 362 and a fivefold increase on the 85 calls a decade ago during the 2008-2009 cruise season.Top New Zealand port calls for Carnival Australia fleet ships during the season are Akaroa (56 calls), Fiordland National Park and Dunedin (55), Tauranga and Wellington (52 each), and Auckland (48). Five ships will be making maiden calls to local ports.Princess ships will sail 37 cruises here featuring a record 232 port calls and ten maiden port visits for three ships – Sun Princess to Picton, Pacific Princess to Stewart Island, and Majestic Princess’ eight maiden calls to Fiordland National Park, Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Tauranga, Auckland, Bay of Islands, and Napier.Three of Majestic Princess’ 14 cruises here will originate in Auckland.P&O Cruises’ Pacific Explorer does her first cruise to New Zealand with seven maiden calls to Bay of Islands, Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Akaroa, Dunedin and Fiordland National Park. Pacific Jewel, will visit on an 11-night cruise departing Melbourne late December 2018 prior to her farewell from the P&O Cruises fleet in March 2019. And just before the season wraps up, Pacific Aria will arrive in Auckland on 9 April to be home ported through to August.Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Legend and Carnival Spirit will have a combined total of 12 calls to NZ ports.Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth has two cruises to New Zealand from Australia and Queen Victoria will visit on her 107-night world cruise with calls to Tauranga, Auckland and Bay of Islands.Holland America Line’s Noordamm, Maasdam and Amsterdam will make 73 port calls with maiden visits to Kaikoura, Gisborne, New Plymouth and Nelson.Seabourn’s Encore and Sojourn will showcase the line’s biggest ever Australasia season. Seabourn Encore has four maiden calls at Waiheke Island, Napier, Gisborne and Nelson and will sail two 16-night NZ circumnavigations. Meanwhile, Seabourn Sojourn will visit Auckland and Bay of Islands during her 128-day Great Oceans exploration.The post Carnival Australia part of record cruise season for New Zealand appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more

Outrigger Fiji Getaway – Fiji Residents Deal

first_imgFiji residents can treat themselves to a relaxing stay at the 5 star Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort on the Coral Coast from as low as F$290 per room per night for 2 adults and 2 kids.This limited time offer includes a complimentary upgrade to an Ocean View room with Talai Butler service, sumptuous full buffet breakfast daily and many more.For bookings, please contact post Outrigger Fiji Getaway – Fiji Residents Deal appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more

Plantation island Resort Kids Swimming Pool completion

first_imgThe refurbishment of Plantation Island Resorts Kids Pool was due to be completed at the end of February 2019.The refurbishment has been completed early with pool being be completely retiled, handle rails applied to the stairs and anti-slip applied to the outside areas of the pool.The  have also been refurbished and the pool area fenced.The pool area has been decorated using recycled water sports equipment.For more information, please contact:Lisa Costello | Group Sales Managerm: +61 416 764 649 |e: The post Plantation island Resort Kids Swimming Pool completion appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more

Part of Lindleys issues may be attributed to a de

first_imgPart of Lindley’s issues may be attributed to a desire to get the ball to Larry Fitzgerald. The Pro Bowler was open on quite a few plays, but Lindley was only able to connect with him three times for a total of 31 yards. Three passes intended for the receiver were intercepted.Lindley said two of the interceptions were mental mistakes (the third bounced off Fitzgerald’s hands), and that he can’t really explain it any better than that right now.“Larry is doing the right thing,” he said. “I’m just off a little bit on something, rushing something, not trusting what I’m seeing out there.”Improvement in those areas will come in time, as the more Lindley plays the more comfortable he will get not only with the speed of the game, but with everything he is being asked to do.“Ryan is working his tail off,” Fitzgerald said. “He’s a rookie. He’s giving it everything he has.“We have to go out there and do a better job of helping him have success.” – / 27 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Lindley, who said a QB has to just “roll with the punches” and keep fighting, said he felt like he got knocked around in this one.“I think I punched myself pretty good today a little bit, but yeah, I mean it obviously wasn’t the outcome, wasn’t the start I wanted, we wanted,” the rookie said.“There’s not much I can do right now to take any of those back.”Knowing that, Lindley said part of the job is not getting flustered out on the field.“I think as a quarterback you’ve got to stay even keel, so I thought for the most part I tried not to get too down on the bad plays we made,” the rookie said. “I tried not to get too high, too satisfied on the good stuff we did, because there was a little bit of both.”Indeed, Lindley’s day wasn’t all bad. He led the Cardinals to a pair of touchdown drives in the first half, and the QB did a good job spreading the ball around, completing passes to six different receivers. However, the 23-year-old looked like a rookie which, really, makes sense.“He’s a rookie, he hasn’t played a lot, but he’s got to learn from this,” Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Ryan Lindley entered his postgame press conference – his first as a starting quarterback – not dressed like, well, a starting quarterback.Wearing a black San Diego State polo and black Chuck Taylor shoes, the rookie talked about his effort, which saw him complete 31-of-52 passes for 312 yards and four interceptions in Arizona’s 31-17 loss to the Rams Sunday in Glendale.Two of the interceptions were returned for touchdowns by Rams corner Janoris Jenkins. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Heading into spring it just may be time to embrac

first_imgHeading into spring, it just may be time to embrace the ‘COMO Shambhala’ healthy living philosophy that takes its inspiration from mythological roots: in ancient Buddhist texts, ‘Shambhala’ refers to a sacred place of bliss.Based at its wellness flagship COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali, David has been formally trained in the martial arts and qigong for over 15 years and has also spent time at the Pullahari monastery in Nepal learning Buddhist meditation practices.From 7 – 10  October the three-night retreat will combine qigong, meditation, and sound healing within the luxury surrounds of COMO The Treasury. There will also be an opportunity for one-on-one sessions with David, COMO Shambhala Urban Escape therapies and yoga sessions.Developed in China thousands of years ago, qigong literally translates as energy (qi) work (gong). Combining the breath with tai chi-like movements, qigong promotes circulation, mental focus, relaxation, and general well-being.In the evenings, guests will experience culinary delights at Post, Wildflower, and Long Chim. Guests will also experience our unique COMO Shambhala Cuisine, a menu based on a perfectly calibrated mix of raw and cooked ingredients, with very specific nutritional purposes. From 10 – 11 October, COMO The Treasury is offering private treatments and classes with David, available to all. These are designed to balance the meridian system of the body, and treat the body and mind holistically through oriental techniques.Oriental Wellness Retreat with David Melladew7 – 10 October· Three nights in a Heritage Room· Breakfast at Post each day· Dinners at Long Chim, Post and Wildflower· ‘Eight Branches of Taoist Practice’ talk by David Melladew· Two qigong group classes· Four ‘qigong with meditation’ group classes· One group sound healing sessionFrom AUD $2215One-on-one Consultations with David Melladew10 – 11 October· Private Meridian Therapy Treatment: AUD $150 (60 minutes)· Private Traditional Oriental Wellness Consultation: AUD $150 (60 minutes)· Private Qigong Class: AUD $120 (60 minutes)last_img read more

New stateorganised Peyia neighbourhood watch scheme due in October

first_imgA new state-organised neighbourhood watch scheme for Peyia will finally be launched in October, according to officials.Chief inspector Petros Pattouras, head of crime prevention at police HQ in Nicosia, told the Sunday Mail that the move is an important one for Peyia, as it is the last remaining municipality in Cyprus without an operational state scheme.Peyia is home to a large resident expat community and is also popular with tourists and people purchasing holiday homes.“We are waiting for them (municipality) to let us know when they are ready to begin. We have nearly all of Cyprus signed up to neighbourhood watch,” he said.The chief inspector said that more than 100,000 people are already involved in the initiative nationwide.Local Peyia councillor Linda Leblanc told the Sunday Mail that a previous flagship scheme, operated voluntarily by residents, had to disband a couple of years ago, following a government decision to establish neighbourhood watch schemes all over the island that placed their control under the local authorities, which were to manage and fund them in cooperation with police.The mayor of Peyia, Marinos Lambrou, promised that the state neighbourhood watch as a campaign pledge and he is making good on it, albeit after a delay, said Leblanc.“It has taken longer than originally thought, and we had to gain expertise, learn and look at how other countries do. This has all been a part of it,” she said.The neighbourhood watch scheme is to be launched in around mid-October.The chief inspector said that the scheme will improve not only crime prevention but also the daily lives of residents.“We have to deal with this matter seriously and this is why I have had meetings in Peyia with both the mayor and the council.”Police will first inform residents about crimes committed the area and ask for information, and residents will report any suspicious or unusual activity to police. At the same time, volunteers will take part in ‘safety walks’ to observe anything out of place.“These are not ‘patrols’ as such, he explained, but depending on the area and if there are volunteers to do this, it can be very helpful,” he said.The state-organised neighbourhood watch scheme got underway in Dhali in 2011 and has since spread to all of the towns and most villages, he said.Leblanc said that the move is being welcomed by residents of Peyia who will be able to obtain a form from the municipality to complete and subscribe to the project.They will then be able to receive mobile text messages – in Greek or English – with the latest information.“They will also be issued with a card from the police which states that they are a member of Peyia neighbourhood watch,” she said.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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