India ready for the Lankan challenge, says captain Dhoni

first_imgIndia skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday exuded confidence in his players ahead of the Sri Lanka tour.  Speaking to reporters prior to the team’s departure, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said, “Our cricket season has started and we want to play best for our country’s image.” India will play Sri Lanka in five ODIs and a T20 beginning July 21. The team under MS Dhoni had a break of over a month to prepare for the upcoming season.On the much-talked about Pakistan’s tour of India in December, the skipper said, “Series against Pakistan is tough but we try to play every series well.”On the Virender Sehwag’s recent statement that it was the team and not Dhoni, who brought India the World Cup, Dhoni said, “A captain can channelize. But the team is very important. An ordinary team with an extraordinary captain cannot win the World Cup.”India coach Duncan Fletcher too said that the team’s morale is high as the players are coming after a break.”It is important to work on all aspects of the game and that is what we did in our camp,” he added.last_img read more

Exclusive: Will Anil Kumble’s exit hurt Team India? Abhinav Bindra says only time will tell

first_imgWhen Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli’s reservations over coach Anil Kumble’s ‘overbearing’ working style came to light, Olympic legend Abhinav Bindra had tweeted his perspective, giving Kohli something to chew over.”My biggest teacher was coach Uwe.I hated him!But stuck with him for 20 years.He always told me things I did not want to hear.#justsaying,” read the Abhinav Bindra tweet. The sentiment of Bindra’s opinion did not find favour with Kohli and with the captain-coach duo failing to resolve their differences, Kohli had his way. Kumble had to move on.My biggest teachers was coach Uwe.I hated him!But stuck with him for 20 years.He always told me things I did not want to hear.#justsaying- Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) June 20, 2017Reflecting on the episode, does Bindra now think, it’s a decision Indian cricket will regret? “I don’t know. Time will only tell. I just put my point forward. It doesn’t mean others have to follow it. Just my experience that I shared,” he tells India Today.India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist, Bindra’s punishing regimen for excellence under the guidance of his German coach Uwe Riesterer is a stuff of legend. But Bindra adds he is no one to sit in judgement over this famous fall out in Indian cricket, one he doesn’t know everything about.”There is no right or wrong. In sport it cannot be black or white. There is a lot of grey area in sport. Especially when it deals with performance. So I don’t know what the intricacies of the matter were. So it’s (my opinion) just another way. And there are several ways to succeed,” he says.advertisementOne way or the other with stiffer overseas challenges ahead for Indian cricket, the results in coming years may become a case study for Indian sport. Kohli having stood by his stand, would know the risk he has taken.last_img read more

Report: Syria 0 Palestine 0

first_imgPalestine celebrated their first point in Asian Cup history after holding Syria to a 0-0 draw in Sharjah on Sunday despite playing the final 22 minutes with 10 men.Beaten in each of their three matches on debut in 2015, unheralded Palestine were more competitive on this occasion as they succeeded in frustrating stronger opposition despite Mohammed Saleh’s harsh dismissal.The defender received a second yellow card in the 68th minute following a clash of heads with Omar Khrbin but Syria, who have designs on a place in the knockout rounds after impressing in World Cup qualifying, were unable to make their numerical advantage count. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? An inability to capitalise on a pair of first-half chances allowed Palestine to grow into the contest and Noureddine Ould Ali’s men capably navigated the closing stages in a positive start to their Group B campaign.Syria, though absent from the Asian Cup in 2015, were expected to prove too strong and twice went close in the opening 30 minutes.If you’re enjoying #AsianCup2019 raise your phone.— #AsianCup2019 (@afcasiancup) January 6, 2019The lively Khrbin was at the centre of both opportunities, first seeing Abdallah Jaber make a miraculous goal-line block early in proceedings, before Rami Hamada – whose handling error initiated the first chance – palmed clear a threatening header.Bernd Stange’s side were well on top when Osama Omari went down clutching his knee before half-time and had to be taken off on a stretcher.Their hopes of extracting three points were given a boost with just over 20 minutes remaining as referee Ravshan Irmatov deemed Saleh’s routine aerial challenge with Khrbin worthy of a second booking.Palestine, though, remained as obdurate as they had been until that point and deservedly secured a draw that sets them up nicely for Friday’s date with Australia, who earlier lost to Syria’s next opponents Jordan.last_img read more

Piatek ‘born ready’ after €35m Milan move

first_imgNew AC Milan signing Krzysztof Piatek hopes his goals can fire the club he supported as a boy back to the Champions League.The striker completed a move to San Siro on Wednesday, agreeing a four-and-a-half-year deal after Milan paid Genoa a fee believed to be in the region of €35 million (£30m/$40m).AdChoices广告Piatek’s transfer went through on the same day that Gonzalo Higuain cut short his loan move from Juventus to reunite with Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea, and the Poland international joins the Rossoneri having netted 13 goals in 19 Serie A games this season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And the 23-year-old already has his sights set on European club football’s premier competition, which has not been graced by seven-time champions Milan since 2013-14.Gennaro Gattuso’s side occupy the fourth and final qualification berth, with a one-point advantage over fifth-placed Roma.”I was born ready,” Piatek told a news conference on Thursday. “I will do everything to return AC Milan to the Champions League.”I didn’t think I’d ever get here. Next to me is [Paolo] Maldini, whom I’ve always admired. For me it’s a great honour to be here. I hope I can show my talent in every game…but everything will be decided on the field.”It’s a pleasure for me to be here. I’m a striker, I want to score in every game, work very hard and then we’ll see what happens on the field.”I’ve always believed in myself. I wanted to show something good in Serie A when I joined Genoa. It’s great to play at San Siro, but I think everything will always be about what happens on the pitch. I’m focused on that and I’ll do everything to do my best and score goals.”Piatek confirmed that pictures of him as a boy with a Milan towel were genuine, while he revealed his surprise at attracting attention from San Siro after only half a season in Italy.”The picture of me wearing an AC Milan towel was real. It was always my dream to be here,” he said.”This is football for you, unexpected. I never thought after scoring 13 goals other clubs, such as Milan, would be interested in me but this is the beauty of football.”last_img read more

Tom Herman, Mike Gundy Had To Be Held Back From Each Other In Final Seconds Of Oklahoma State’s Win

first_imgtom herman and mike gundy joke around during a gameSTILLWATER, OK – OCTOBER 27: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns greets head coach Mike Gundy of the Oklahoma State Cowboys before their game on October 27, 2018 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Oklahoma State knocked off No. 6 Texas on Saturday night, and the final minute of the contest almost included a brawl involving the two head coaches – Mike Gundy and Tom Herman.With the game in-hand, Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius took a knee, only to be rushed by Longhorns defensive lineman Breckyn Hager. Hager’s actions led to some pushing and shoving……which led to Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy running onto the field to make sure things didn’t get out of hand. Texas head coach Tom Herman then did the same, and freaked out when the referees attempted to stop him. He didn’t seem to find it fair that he was not allowed the same freedom.At one point, it looked like the two wanted to fight. But cooler heads prevailed.Here’s video:Tom Herman was NOT happy.— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) October 28, 2018Herman and Gundy are all good now. Apparently a misunderstanding.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) October 28, 2018Mike Gundy explained his running out onto the field to Tom Herman in the postgame handshake in an effort to prevent a fight. Herman seemed to accept that explanation.— SI College Football (@si_ncaafb) October 28, 2018After the game, Herman and Gundy appeared to make up during their handshake. Luckily, that’s where it ended.Texas, with the loss, will most likely drop from the top 10 in the polls this week.last_img read more

Tote Maritime Settles with Three More Families

first_imgzoom Tote Maritime, owner of the ill-fated El Faro cargo ship that sank in October 2015 together with its 33 crew members, has reached a settlement with the families of three more deceased crew members, the company said in a filing with Florida District Court.According to TOTE, this brings the total of settled cases to 21 of the 33 wrongful death claims, with ten of them reached in January, four in March and four more in April.All three claimants have agreed on USD 500,000 each in damages plus an agreed upon amount for pecuniary (economic losses).The specified claimants include: Rochelle Hamm, as personal representative of the estate of Frank Hamm, Marlena Porter, as personal representative of the estate of James Phillip Porter and Alexis Parker, as personal representative of the estate of Roosevelt Lazarra Clark.The latest settlements have been reached following the second round of hearings conducted by the USCG Marine Board of Investigation into the causes of the sinking.As part of the latest hearings into the loss of the 40-year-old vessel that completed last week, the board heard that El Faro was sailing with outdated weather forecasts when it encountered Hurricane Joaquin near the Bahamas along with several testimonies related to the ship’s stability and cargo security.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Premier Presents Portia White Prize to Wayne Boucher

first_imgWayne Boucher, an abstract artist from the Annapolis Valley, is the 2006 recipient of Nova Scotia’s Portia White Prize. Premier Rodney MacDonald presented Mr. Boucher with the $25,000 prize, which recognizes artistic excellence and achievement by a Nova Scotia artist, at the Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala in Pictou on Thursday, Oct. 19. “Mr. Boucher is a highly respected leader in the visual arts sector both here and across the country,” said Premier MacDonald, “and exemplifies the spirit and prestige of the Portia White Prize.” Mr. Boucher moved to the Annapolis Valley in the 1970s as a young, aspiring visual artist. He quickly became recognized for his abstract paintings, which incorporated regional references characterizing traditional Maritime occupations. Over the past three decades, his works have been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally. He is also a mentor and advocate, volunteering a tremendous amount of time to the betterment of artists, arts organizations and the general public. As a founder and past chair of the Annapolis Regional Community Arts Council, he is dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary art in rural regions. “I am awestruck that I have been honoured for my work,” said Mr. Boucher. “No matter what the organization, or what my role has been, there has always been a core of anonymous people who, with great gusto and exuberance, accomplish wonderful things that express and present our Nova Scotian arts and culture.” The $25,000 Portia White Prize is awarded in two parts. The first part — $18,000 — is awarded to the primary recipient. A secondary prize of $7,000 is awarded to a protegé. This year’s protegé, named by Mr. Boucher, is the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council, which will use the funds to create an artist residency program. The Portia White Prize is named after the classical singer from Nova Scotia who overcame adversity to achieve international acclaim on the great stages of Europe and North America. Her artistic achievements and dedication to teaching young artists are a model for all Nova Scotians and continue to foster pride in African Nova Scotian communities and Nova Scotia artists. In addition to the Portia White Prize, the lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia’s Masterwork Award, Prix Grand-Pré and Aliant New Media Prize were also presented at the Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala.last_img read more

Help Olivia Wilde Raise Money For Haiti

first_imgOlivia Wilde is raising money for Haiti via Crowdrise, and giving you the chance to win a limited edition, signed Shepard Fairey poster.“Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and 50% of the population there lives on less than $1.25 per day,” writes Olivia on her Crowdrise fundraising page. “Over 80% of students drop out of school after 6th grade because they can’t afford to continue their education.“We’re trying to change that. Artists for Peace and Justice encourages peace and social justice and addresses issues of poverty around the world. Our immediate goal is to serve the poorest communities in Haiti with programs in education, healthcare, and dignity.“We are committed to long-term, sustainable development in direct partnership with the Haitian people. Our model is simple: we believe in empowering local communities, fostering economic growth, and above all the power of education to change a nation.”By donating at least $30 before November 27, you go into the draw to win a Shepard Fairey poster signed by both Olivia and Shepard. For more info, visit Olivia’s Crowdrise page. You can also help Artists for Peace and Justice win $50,000 as part of the Mozilla Firefox Challenge – for more information, click here.last_img read more

Trudeau Macron mount transatlantic press on Trumps pending steel tariffs

first_imgWASHINGTON – Canada and its European allies mounted a transatlantic counter offensive Wednesday to stop the Trump administration from imposing potentially punishing and disruptive tariffs on steel and aluminum later this week.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron made their cases separately to dissuade President Donald Trump from using a national-security clause in U.S. trade law to impose potentially crippling tariffs on Canada, Mexico and Europe, which were provisionally exempted from the duties when they were first imposed in March.Those exemptions are due to expire Friday, and if they are not renewed, Trudeau said consumers in both Canada and the U.S. would be hurt. Macron echoed those concerns, and issued a broader warning against starting a trade war.Trump’s two key economic cabinet members — trade czar Robert Lighthizer and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross — were in Paris on Wednesday to face nervous European Union counterparts and hear their concerns first hand.Ross stared down the concerns by questioning the efficiency of the World Trade Organization and other large institutions: “We would operate within frameworks if we were convinced that people would move quickly.”The steel standoff highlighted the rift over the rules-based international trade order that is likely to be on full display when Trudeau hosts the G7 leaders next week: a skeptical Trump on one side facing down the rest of the G7, including Trudeau.Macron and Trudeau are to meet in Ottawa next week ahead of the G7 summit in Quebec to talk strategy.Trudeau described Wednesday how he pushed U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence during a phone call a day earlier to exempt Canadian steel and aluminum imports to the U.S.The prime minister said the government is dealing with the U.S. on multiple economic fronts, including trying to forge a deal on a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement.Canada, the U.S. and Mexico are pushing hard to get a deal on a renegotiated NAFTA before Congressional elections in the fall and what’s expected to be a turning-point election in Mexico on July 1.Trudeau and his cabinet, as well as premiers and business leaders, have been mounting a full-court press on their American counterparts to prevent Trump from killing NAFTA.Trudeau also spoke by phone Wednesday to the premiers of Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.“They all agreed to continue to defend the Canadian steel and aluminum industry from unwarranted tariffs and to stand up for the best interests of all Canadian workers and businesses,” said a readout from the Prime Minister’s Office.Trudeau himself has made multiple overtures to find common ground and forge a personal connection with Trump.Trudeau emphasized that when he spoke to Pence.“I had a good conversation with the vice president yesterday and obviously impressed upon him the fact that I’ve been having direct conversations with the president for close to a year now,” said Trudeau.“He seemed to understand very clearly that national-security issues don’t really apply when you talk about steel or aluminum from Canada.”Canadian aluminum is a component of American jets and Canadian steel is used to build U.S. armoured vehicles, Trudeau said.“We’re continuing to work, highlighting that it would be not great for Canadian workers and Canadian industry, obviously, but it also would be difficult for American workers, American jobs and American consumers, who will pay more for various products.”Macron told the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris that “threats over trade war will solve nothing of the serious imbalances.”In a dig at Trump, he said: “One can think about making voters happy by saying: ‘I have a victory, I’ll change the rules, you’ll see.’”The EU has promised retaliation if the U.S. tariffs are imposed saying a range of American products from peanut butter to bourbon will be affected.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, who pushed the steel and NAFTA issues during her meeting Tuesday in Washington with Lighthizer, has also said in the past that Canada would retaliate.“I would like to absolutely assure Canadians, particularly those that work in the steel and aluminum industries, that the government is absolutely prepared to and will defend Canadian industries and Canadian jobs,” she said Wednesday in Ottawa, hours after leaving Washington empty-handed.“We will respond appropriately.”last_img read more

Geek deals 599 Alienware mini PC with Ubuntu UltraSharp sale more

first_imgThis PC from Alienware breaks the boring PC mold in two ways: it looks more like a game console than a PC and it doesn’t run a Microsoft operating system. It also breaks the Alienware mold by not being priced over a grand!The X51 measures nearly 12.5-inches square, with a tapering design that narrows slightly at one end. It’s sleek design and piano black finish mean it can fit in your entertainment center just as well as a computer desk. It even has the capabilities to do so, thanks to built-in WiFi, HDMI output, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 645 graphics. Who needs a cable box? Streaming is the future.On the hardware side, this model won’t set any speed records, but has the horsepower to handle all the usual tasks. With a Core i3 processor, 6GB of RAM, 1 terabyte hard drive, and aforementioned Nvidia graphics, you’ll be able to speed through most tasks. Considering this same model supports Core i7 CPUs and high end GPUs, you can always drop one in on your own too.Forget the venerable Windows 7 or much maligned Windows 8, the X51 will boot up with Ubuntu Linux version 12.04. While some of you may scoff at the idea of some geeky, alien (har har…) OS, you should realize that modern Linux distros like Ubuntu all have a very friendly user interface and a huge wealth of resources on the web.This sleek little package is both stylish and functional, but rarely receives a discount since it is an Alienware wunderkind. Right now you can get it with a $50 discount and you can even add the Alienware-branded keyboard and optical mouse to it for free during checkout.Alienware X51 Core i3 + GeForce GTX 645 mini PC for $599 + free shipping (reg. $649 | via Alienware)Our other top deals:Lowest ever: Dell UltraSharp U2413 1920×1200 24-inch IPS Monitor with 3 year warranty for $422.99 + free shipping (reg. $599.99 | use BOTH coupon codes G8RBT2GDLSB$VD and 9QB025WNJ3X$MJ | via Dell)New model: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SATA 2.5-inch Internal SSD for $182.99 + free shipping (reg. $249.99 | via NewEgg)HP Pavilion p7-1380t Core i5 Quad-core Desktop w/ Windows 7 for $469.99 + free shipping (reg. $599.99 | via HP Home)last_img read more

Thon rouge le comité scientifique de lIccat rend ses conclusions

first_imgThon rouge : le comité scientifique de l’Iccat rend ses conclusionsLe comité scientifique de la Commission internationale pour la conservation des thonidés de l’Atlantique (Iccat) a achevé ses travaux concernant la saison de pêche à venir. Il plaide pour une importante baisse des quotas annuels, nécessaire à une reconstitution du stock de thonrouge.D’après le rapport du comité scientifique, un maximum de 13.500 tonnes de captures laisserait une probabilité de 63% à la population de thons rouges de se reconstituer d’ici à 2022. Pour relever cette probabilité à 100%, c’est à 6.000 tonnes que le quota de pêche devrait être fixé. Pour Greenpeace, cela signifie concrètement que la pêche industrielle devrait être interdite dès l’année prochaine. “On ne peut pas jouer à pile ou face avec la survie d’une espèce comme le thon rouge. (…) L’incapacité des membres de l’Iccat à gérer durablement la pêche au thon rouge et l’immense incertitude qui pèse sur l’état réel de la population de cette espèce devraient amener à la fermeture de la pêche industrielle du thon rouge” estime l’association écologiste.En mars dernier, les membres de la Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d’extinction (Cites) s’étaient réunis pour voter l’inscription du thon rouge à l’annexe I de la convention. Une proposition qui visait à interdire le commerce de l’espèce, mais qui a été rejetée. C’est donc désormais entre les mains de l’Iccat qu’a été remis le sort du thon rouge.À lire aussiCes 18 animaux méconnus à l’aspect étonnant pourraient disparaître avant vousAlors que l’Union européenne s’est fixée comme objectif la reconstitution de tous les stocks de poissons d’ici à 2015 dans le cadre de la politique européenne des pêches, elle “n’a pas d’autre choix que de demander une réduction des quotas à moins de 6.000 tonnes, pour ne pas être en contradiction avec ses propres règles” souligne Greenpeace. Les pays membres de l’Iccat se réuniront en novembre prochain à Paris pour étudier le rapport du comité scientifique et décider ou non de suivre ces recommandations.Le 12 octobre 2010 à 17:37 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Comment le cafard a til échappé aux pièges de lhomme Le mystère

first_imgComment le cafard a t-il échappé aux pièges de l’homme ? Le mystère enfin élucidé !Une recherche montre que les cafards ont su s’adapter en quelques années seulement, en modifiant leurs gènes de façon à ne plus aimer le sucre. En effet, dans le milieu des années 1980, le glucose servait à enrober les appâts empoisonnés utilisés pour les tuer.Les cafards, outre le dégoût qu’ils inspirent à de nombreuses personnes, sont également des envahisseurs vecteurs de maladies. A partir des années 1980, s’est ainsi mis en place une véritable lutte pour les exterminer. Pour cela, beaucoup utilisait du glucose, une forme de sucre, afin d’enrober des appâts empoisonnés vers lesquels les insectes étaient donc attirés. Mais au bout de quelques années, on s’est aperçu que le poison ne fonctionnait plus et les cafards ont repris leur multiplication de plus belle sans que l’on comprenne bien pourquoi.Aujourd’hui, le professeur d’entomologie à l’Université de Caroline du nord Jules Silverman a pourtant réussi à élucider le mystère. En réalité, les cafards ne sont pas devenus résistants aux insecticides, a t-il constaté. Non, ils ne sont tout simplement plus piégés par les appâts au glucose. En effet, le scientifique a découvert que les insectes n’étaient plus attirés par le sucre et plus étonnant encore, que cette aversion avait une cause génétique héréditaire transmise de générations en générations, selon l’étude publiée dans le revue Science.Comme le souligne Coby Schal, lui aussi professeur d’entomologie à l’Université de Caroline du Nord et co-auteur de ces travaux, la bataille entre les humains et les cafards portait jusque là sur la capacité des insectes à développer une résistance aux insecticides. Mais ils ont fait fort en allant jusqu’à modifier leur comportement et à apprendre à résister à certains types de nourriture, le sucre en l’occurrence, qu’ils appréciaient très fortement jusque là.Une remarquable adaptation… “La plupart du temps des mutations génétiques entraînent la perte d’une fonction biologique, or ici c’est l’opposé puisque ces cafards ont acquis une nouvelle fonction, à savoir déclencher des capteurs sensoriels gustatifs de l’amertume en présence de glucose”, explique M. Schal cité par l’AFP. Ils ont ainsi purement et simplement modifié leur système gustatif alors que le sucre représentait auparavant un de leurs péchés mignons. “Ceci donne aux cafards un nouveau comportement qui représente une adaptation incroyable aux pressions de l’environnement” pour survivre, souligne le chercheur. “Les cafards viennent de nous devancer dans la course aux armements” que nous leur livrons, et ce en sept ou huit ans, ironise-t-il encore. qui n’est pas sans conséquences À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Néanmoins, cette modification semble ne pas être sans conséquence pour les cafards. En effet, d’après les scientifiques, les cafards allergiques au sucre connaissent une croissance plus lente que la normale, tout au moins en laboratoire. Une observation qui soulève des questions chez les chercheurs. “Nous voulons savoir comment ce trait persiste dans la nature où la disponibilité de nourriture est probablement limitée”, indique le professeur Silverman toujours cité par l’AFP.”Les cafards doivent s’adapter à un environnement où l’accès à des sources d’alimentation est variable et incertain. L’aversion au glucose constitue une restriction alimentaire de plus pour pouvoir bien se nourrir”, relève-t-il. Pour pouvoir en savoir plus, les chercheurs comptent donc bien poursuivre leurs travaux et voir notamment si les cafards n’ont pas par exemple développé un goût pour un autre type d’aliment…Le 27 mai 2013 à 16:33 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

The B52s Announce 40th Anniversary World Tour With Berlin OMD

first_img Twitter The B-52’s 40th Anniversary Tour includes a handful of festival dates in the U.S. and Europe, along with global headline dates. Following their first three fest performances in the U.S. in May, the group jumps over to Europe for June and July.On Aug. 1, they will play in Costa Mesa, Calif., with headline show across North America, including a Sept. 7 date in their home state of Georgia. While a press release says more dates can be “expected to be added in the future,” for now they will close out on Sept. 24 at Summerstage in N.Y.C.’s Central Park.”Who knew that when we played our first house dance party in Athens, Georgia in 1976 that we would be still be rocking the house in 2019!” vocalist Kate Pierson said in a press release.”Woo-hoo! Europe and then all over North America! Dust off those go-go boots and shine your dancing shoes because the B-52s are coming!” frontman Fred Schneider added.Schneider, Pierson, Cindy Wilson, Keith Strickland and the late Ricky Wilson formed The B-52’s in 1976 in Athens, Ga. and released their self-titled debut album in 1979. It was with 1989’s Cosmic Thing, which features the GRAMMY-nominated party classic “Love Shack,” that the band really took off.Following a 16-year break, the group reunited to record and release their last studio album, 2008’s Funplex.Tickets for the non-festival tour dates go on sale this Fri., April 12 at 10:00 a.m. local time; more info and complete dates can be found on the band’s site.Morrissey Announces Fall U.S. Tour Dates With InterpolRead more Facebook The GRAMMY-nominated band released their self-titled debut album in 1979Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Apr 9, 2019 – 1:11 pm GRAMMY-nominated new wave group The B-52’s have announced a 2019 world tour to celebrate the 40 years since their debut album, kicking things off at SunFest music festival in Florida on May 4 and wrapping up on Sept. 24 in New York.The tour will feature fellow U.S. new wave stalwarts Berlin and U.K. synth-pop group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark for support on most headline dates.The B-52’s also revealed plans to release their first-ever written authorized history, via Da Capo Press/Hachette Books, in 2020. Furthermore, they shared that a documentary is in the works, to be executive produced by Fred Armisen and directed by Craig Johnson. Email The B-52’s Announce 40th Anniversary World Tour b-52s-announce-40th-anniversary-world-tour-berlin-omd The B-52’s Announce 40th Anniversary World Tour With Berlin & OMD News last_img read more

Rohingya repatriation likely to begin on 23 Jan

first_imgRohingya refugee carries an elderly man at the Palongkhali refugee camp near Cox`s Bazar. Reuters file photoMyanmar has agreed to commence the process of taking back its nationals on 23 January, according to UNB news agency.As much as 650,000 Rohingyas fled the persecution by Myanmarese military and took refuge in Bangladesh since August last year. Myanmar wants to take back around 1,258 Myanmar nationals both Muslims and Hindus in the first batch.UNB adds: Myanmar provided to Bangladesh detailed lists of 508 persons of Hindu faith and 750 persons of Muslim faith who have been verified as Myanmar residents and suggested the latter to include them in the first batch of repatriation, according to Myanmar information ministry.A repatriation plan was signed on Tuesday that will allow the return of Muslims who fled to Bangladesh to escape conflict in Myanmar last year, following a meeting of the neighbouring countries in Nay Pyi Taw.Myanmar would receive the returnees who fled Rakhine State five days per week, according to the statement released by Myanmar Ministry of Foreign Affairs.The first meeting of the Joint Working Group on the Repatriation of Displaced Myanmar Residents from Bangladesh was held on Monday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and continued on Tuesday.Bangladesh delegation was led by foreign secretary Md Shahidul Haque.The Myanmar delegation was led by Myint Thu, permanent secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar.The Physical Arrangement for Repatriation of Displaced Myanmar Residents from Bangladesh under the Return of the Displaced Persons from Rakhine State agreement was signed by the two sides.According to the Physical Arrangement agreement, Myanmar will receive verified returnees at Taung Pyo Letwe reception centre for those who will be dispatched by land routes, and Nga Khu Ya reception centre for those who will be sent back by river routes.Myanmar side will also use Hla Pho Kaung as transit camp for the returnees.Bangladesh will establish five transit camps. Myanmar will receive the returnees five days per week.Bangladesh will provide, in advance, the list of prospective returnees and duly filled verification forms to Myanmar side for smooth verification process, according to the agreement.The meeting also deliberated on the current activities of ARSA terrorists.Myanmar had already provided a list of over 1,000 ARSA ‘terrorists’ to Bangladesh at the BGP-BGB Central Meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw on 14 November 2017.During the JWG meeting, Myanmar handed over the list to the Bangladesh delegation and requested that they be extradited in compliance with the Agreement on Border Arrangement and Cooperation (Border Ground Rules) signed in 1980.Myanmar also spoke of preventive measures to be taken in anticipation of possible attacks by ARSA terrorists during the course of the repatriation process.last_img

USmade bomb used on Yemen children Amnesty

first_imgA US-made bomb was used in a Saudi-led strike on Yemen’s capital last month that killed 16 civilians, including seven children, and orphaned a young girl, Amnesty International said Friday.The rights watchdog said its arms expert analysed remnants of the bomb recovered in Sanaa and that it “bore clear markings that matched US-made components commonly used in laser-guided air-dropped bombs”.“We can now conclusively say that the bomb that killed Buthaina’s parents and siblings, and other civilians, was made in the USA,” said Amnesty’s Middle East research director Lynn Maalouf.She was referring to five-year-old Buthaina Mansur who survived the attack but whose parents and five siblings were killed by the bomb. A picture of the little girl being rescued went viral.Seventeen people were also wounded in the August 25 air strike that levelled two apartment buildings in Sanaa’s southern neighbourhood of Faj Attan.The Saudi-led coalition entered Yemen’s war in 2015 in support of the government against Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who seized Sanaa the previous year and control it to this day in alliance with forces loyal to ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh.Children, according to UNICEF, account for at least 1,712 of the more than 8,500 deaths in Yemen since the coalition intervened in Yemen.A day after the deadly air strike, the coalition admitted responsibility for the raid, describing it as a “technical mistake”.The coalition has been repeatedly accused of killing civilians during its air strikes on Yemen.In December 2016, the US administration under then president Barack Obama blocked the transfer of precision-guided bomb kits to Riyadh.A senior administration official said the move reflected “strong concerns with the flaws in the coalition’s targeting practices” and its overall conduct of the Yemen air war.US President Donald Trump has stepped up military support to Riyadh since taking over from Obama.The US and Saudi Arabia in May announced an arms deal worth almost $110 billion, described as the largest in US history.The head of the Norwegian Refugee Council on Friday urged a return to diplomacy for the sake of Yemeni civilians.“Privileged neighbours and regional powers bring fuel to the fire, while Yemeni civilians pay the price for the war,” NRC head Jan Egeland said on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.last_img read more

Everything Gets a Lot Worse Before The Gifteds Short Winter Break

first_imgStay on target ‘The Gifted’ S2 Finale Recap: Death, Destruction & Hope for Season 3’The Gifted’ Season 2, Ep 5 Recap: The Reunion We’ve Waited For The Gifted doesn’t have a midseason finale like a lot of other broadcast TV series do. Much like Fox’s other new genre addition The Orville, it was given a short first season. There are only three episodes left in the season, and it feels like it. The show goes on hiatus for the next two weeks, and then we’re in it for the last three episodes of the season. This episode was all about setting up for the big fight to come. As formulaic as The Gifted can get, it’s done a lot of work over the last two episodes to change itself up. It still hasn’t broken from its formula completely, but there is finally a sense that things are moving forward again. The end of the last two episodes each brought a pretty significant change. It feels like the world will be different when the show returns.New addition to the Mutant Underground Esme is the one who really drives the episode forward. It even opens with a flashback focusing on her, though it doesn’t reveal too much. She was working on the campaign of an anti-mutant politician who, after giving a speech, complained about the size of his crowd. I have to admit that’s much funnier than all the “Make *blank* *blank* Again” jokes we got last year. But before we can learn anything about what she’s doing there or what her larger plans are, she hears a warning. The politician gets a call from Sentinel Services, and she suddenly hears a voice warning her that they’re onto her. I like my shows to keep a little mystery, but I wish we’d found out a little more about her with this flashback. It was fun to wonder exactly whose side she was on this episode, but by the end of it, we still don’t know much about her end game. She wants to reunite with her sisters, but beyond that? I guess we’ll have to wait.Coby Bell, guest star Frances Turner, Amy Acker and Stephen Moyer (Cr: Eliza Morse/FOX)At the Mutant Underground, she’s causing all the trouble. As shady and duplicitous as she is, it turns out to be a good thing for the show. It puts an end to the latest version of the same argument we’ve seen play out on this show from the very beginning. There’s nothing wrong with building the series around a central conflict, but The Gifted needs to find a more interesting way to do that than having the characters whisper intensely at each other. This time, the whispering centers around what to do now that Trask has the Strucker kids, Dreamer and Blink. One small evolution of the argument I do appreciate is that everyone seems to recognize that the Struckers aren’t separate anymore. They even come out and say they’re all “our people” now. Of course even with that, the age-old X-Men conflict is still being argued. Do we go in mutant powers blazing, possibly killing people, or do we look for a more diplomatic solution? Esme puts an end to it by going behind everyone’s back and doing both. She encourages the Struckers to go talk to Agent Turner without telling Eclipse and Polaris. She then tells Eclipse and Polaris that the Struckers just went off to talk to Agent Turner on their own.We spend most of the episode wondering exactly what kind of game she’s playing. Is she a Sentinel sleeper agent? Is she some sort of mutant purist, trying to drive a wedge between mutants and non-mutants? It’s actually pretty fun trying to figure out where she’s going as she manipulates everyone on the show. The Struckers have a long, tense conversation about family and children with Turner and his wife. Amy Acker does look seriously threatening as a worried mother holding a gun. She’s always been the one arguing for nonviolence, but in this moment, when her kids are in danger and she’s staring at the man who put them there, you totally believe she’s capable of some violence. It never gets that far, and the conversation actually works. They don’t appeal to Turner’s better nature, but to his wife’s. Seeing what her husband’s work is doing to another person’s family, she demands to know what he’s been up to.Guest star Garret Dillahunt, Jamie Chung and guest star Elena Satine (Cr: Eliza Morse/FOX)The scenes of the Strucker kids being experimented on at Trask Industries is nice and tense too. The frighteningly scarred Dr. Campbell locks them in a test chamber and tries to force them to display their Fenris abilities. He also lines the walls with adamantium spikes, which he specifically calls out as being found in Canada. That’s probably just there to wink at dedicated fans, reminding us that Wolverine exists. But hey, wouldn’t it be cool if he showed up in some capacity on this show? The kids refuse at first, enduring Campbell’s shocks. Then, he brings Dreamer and Blink into the room. He forces the kids to use their powers by killing Dreamer, which is a genuine shock. There was never a guarantee of safety for any of the characters, but Dreamer is one that we knew decently well. She was never anyone’s favorite character on the show, but it’s still sad to see her go. To save Blink, the Strucker kids join hands and tear apart the building, something Campbell says should have been impossible. As fun as it was to see the shock on his face as the wall comes down, Lauren realizes that they gave him exactly what he wanted. We don’t know what he intends to do with that data, but it’s clear they helped out an evil person.The episode ends with another big shock as Esme’s plans are revealed. Esme is a combination of two mutants from the X-Men comics: Emma Frost and her artificially created daughters, the Cuckoo Quintuplets. Only here, they’re just triplets. In addition to hearing people’s thoughts, she can force them to do whatever she wants. After the Struckers convince Turner to remove the prisoners from Trask and bring them back to prison, she gets the rest of the Mutant underground to launch a rescue operation. Then, just as Eclipse is about to enact his elaborate plan, she tasers him and takes matters into her own hands. So… what was the point of bringing the rest of the Mutant Underground if she was just going to act alone anyway? That’s never explained, and it makes most of her manipulations this episode seem pointless. All she needed to do was convince the Struckers to talk to Turner. Why tell Eclipse about it and pretend they went off on their own? The only reason seems to be so the Underground can figure out that she’s up to something just a moment too late. Her actions only serve to set up a twist, as far as I can tell. It’s annoying, but at least it leads to a cool, villainous display of powers. She uses her powers to force the security guard to deactivate all the mutants collars. Then, she has all the guards turn their weapons on each other and themselves. It’s an effectively shot, legitimately scary scene. I’d like to see The Gifted go even further in this direction.Percy Hynes White and Natalie Alyn Lind (Cr: Eliza Morse/FOX)Though it was held back by the same problems that have plagued The Gifted since episode one, it got out of them much quicker than normal. It helped that we got to watch a real mutant antagonist emerge. She complicates the story nicely, and I’m looking forward to see where the show takes her. There’s also the sense that there is no going back to normal after this episode. All the mutants are out of custody, but Dreamer is gone. That’s going probably going to push Thunderbird far more towards Polaris’s destructive arguments. Also, Turner is going to be even more of a threat now. He gave the Struckers the benefit of the doubt and had to watch his entire squad shoot themselves. They had nothing to do with that, but he doesn’t know that. Nor is he going to listen. So now the Underground will have to deal with an even more aggressive Sentinel Services as well as homicidal triplets. That’s an exciting place to be when the show comes back in 2018.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Every Entrepreneur Can Make Life Easier With These 5 iOS 8 Apps

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 3 min read October 1, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. As iOS 8 continues to extend out into the mainstream, app developers around the world are cranking out their updates to make the best use of the operating system. For entrepreneurs, that promises increased productivity, time saved and maybe even better bottom lines. Here are five apps recently released for iOS 8 that should be on every entrepreneur’s iPhone or iPad.Related: 5 Habits of Productivity App Super Users1. Evernote. This go-to note-taking app that helps you remember everything is already a must for every entrepreneur. For iOS 8, Evernote does all it has done in the past, but also takes advantage of the Notification Center where you can create different kinds of notes. Plus, there’s an extension in Safari that allows you to save as a note whatever you’re browsing.2. Kashoo. If you’re at the helm of your business’ accounting, the new Kashoo app will make one of the least sexy aspects of running a business perhaps a little less unsexy. For iOS 8, Action Extension let’s you pull stuff, such as an image of a receipt, into Kashoo in the same way that you would email, text, print or AirDrop it. That means no more jumping back and forth between Camera/Photos and Kashoo.3. OmniFocus 2. Task management is the bane of the entrepreneurial existence. (OK, it’s one of the banes.) OmniFocus 2 aims to make your day-to-day easier. Specifically related to iOS 8, you can now get a quick grip on your to-dos right in the Today section of the the Notification Center. Yes, it’s a $20 app, but if that’s what it costs to GTD (get things done), that’s a deal.Related: With iOS 8 Update, Apple Will No Longer Provide User Data to Police4. Flipboard. Flipboard is a great way to pull in all your various news and social feeds and its fresh-for-iOS 8 release gives users even more flexibility. Similar to Evernote’s new feature, you can push whatever you’re looking at (i.e., a webpage, photos, etc.) to Flipboard just by hitting the Share icon and selecting Flipboard.5. LinkedIn. My unscientific guess is that most entrepreneurs use LinkedIn more than Facebook and Twitter combined. Want to check who’s viewed your profile? No need to open up the LinkedIn app. You can see it in the Notification Center. Link sharing is much more convenient now, too. Plus, you can accept connection requests from your phone’s lock screen the same way you’d respond to an iMessage or text message.Interestingly, many apps coming out with their iOS8-ready releases are focusing on minimizing the number of times you need to actually open the app. It’s all about saving time for users by executing tasks from the Notification Center or an Extension. That’s a good thing for busy entrepreneurs.Related: A Quick Guide to Apple’s iOS 8 and OS X Yosemitelast_img read more

StatRad Bringing Webbased Image Sharing to Africa

first_img News | PACS | May 22, 2019 Brazil’s Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow Santa Casa de Misericordia has selected Carestream to replace its legacy diagnostic workflow technology across all… read more News | Teleradiology | April 10, 2019 vRad Receives 19th Patent vRad (Virtual Radiologic), a Mednax Radiology Solutions practice, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office… read more Related Content News | Teleradiology | May 06, 2019 Chipmunk Health Chooses Philips HealthSuite for Telehealth Services Philips announced that telehealth service provider Chipmunk Health, with locations in the Netherlands and Canada, is… read more News | Information Technology | June 25, 2019 Barco Launches Smart Solution for Remote Radiology Reading Barco’s new remote radiology reading solution ensures dependable imaging when radiologists are working outside the ho read more February 5, 2016 — StatRad, provider of cloud-based medical image exchange technology and teleradiology services, is supporting critical diagnostic health services at Tenwek Hospital in rural western Kenya through donated RadConnect software services.RadConnect is a medical image sharing and exam collaboration platform that enables large imaging files to be shared quickly and securely. The donated services give physicians and imaging technicians at Tenwek Hospital the ability to upload patient radiology exams for transmission to U.S.-based radiologists. The exams are then read and returned to doctors at Tenwek with the accurate diagnosis needed to help treat and care for patients facing what are often complex, urgent health issues.Visiting radiologist Stanley Cheng, M.D., who was charged with finding an affordable teleradiology solution for the hospital, introduced StatRad to Tenwek in 2014. One of the largest mission hospitals in Africa, Tenwek treats more than 140,000 outpatients each year and admits another 13,000 inpatients. Although StatRad offers a free version of RadConnect, Claude Hooton, StatRad’s president and chief operating officer, said it was clear the hospital needed the company’s full-service enterprise solution to meet its image exchange demands for X-ray, ultrasound and advanced computed tomography (CT) images.To support Tenwek’s mission, StatRad donated a pro-bono enterprise license and went live in May 2015. Tenwek clinicians can upload patient exams into the cloud (StatRad servers) so radiologists based in the United States can immediately view and read the exams. The U.S. radiologist then generates his or her report, uploads it to RadConnect for physicians in Africa, and a treatment plan is quickly put in place.“The impact this makes on the doctors, staff and patients of Tenwek Hospital is incredible,” said Read Vaughan, M.D., one of a team of 37 stateside radiologists who volunteers his time at Tenwek as a visiting physician. “The image-sharing technology combined with U.S.-based radiology expertise changes everything. Working together, we’re making a difference and saving lives every day.”Since going live, nearly 1,000 patient exams have been uploaded from Tenwek to RadConnect and analyzed by U.S. radiologists.RadConnect is also being used to support radiology services at Soddo Christian Hospital in neighboring Ethiopia, at Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, and in support of a new midwife project using ultrasound at 12 rural clinics in Uganda.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Remote Viewing Systems | February 05, 2016 StatRad Bringing Web-based Image Sharing to Africa RadConnect image sharing platform offering U.S.-based teleradiology support for hospitals in Kenya, Ethiopia and Gabon News | Remote Viewing Systems | June 04, 2019 Client Outlook’s eUnity Smartviewer Selected by Duke University Health System Client Outlook Inc. announced that Duke University Health System has implemented eUnity for enterprise viewing… 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 News | PACS | June 07, 2019 PaxeraHealth Wins Four New PACS Projects in Chile Picture archiving and communication system/radiology information system (PACS/RIS) developer PaxeraHealth has won four… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | April 15, 2019 Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Implements Change Healthcare Enterprise Imaging Change Healthcare successfully implemented its Radiology PACS (picture archiving and communication system), Image… read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | May 01, 2019 University of Toronto Partners With IMS for Emergency Radiology Simulation International Medical Solutions (IMS) and the University of Toronto Department of Medical Imaging have signed a… read more Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | May 15, 2019 Clarius Releases Clarius Live Ultrasound Telemedicine Solution Clarius Mobile Health released a telemedicine solution called Clarius Live. 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Contemporary First Floor Condominum Escazú For Rent

first_img Facebook Comments Next Image info heading info content Price: $3,600 MensualCOD: 25-20Email: realestate@ticotimes.netPhone: +(506) 2258-1558Province: San JoséCantón: EscazúConstruction: 361m2Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 3Parking: 3A/C: YesThis contemporary first floor condominium has four bedroom, three bathroom and is located in the heart of Escazú. This condo has a very spacious dinning room and living room and an open kitchen with granite counter-tops and contemporary wooden cabinetry. The master bedroom has 2 walk-in closets and a master bathroom with jacuzzi and double vanity. All bedrooms have  spacious wooden closets and wooden floors. There are two large terraces with a jacuzzi and access to green areas. There are three underground parking spaces and two storage areas with a laundry room and maid’s quarters. The condominium is very tranquil and is surrounded by luscious green areas. The property also offers a gym and 24/7 surveillance.See this and other listings in the new Tico Times Real Estate section here. Previous Image No related posts.last_img read more