Tourism Minister Says Maiden Visit of Carnival Horizon Will Boost Cruise Sector

first_imgStory Highlights The Minister said he is particularly pleased with the “trickle down” benefits he has seen as it relates to craft vendors, tour operators, shop owners, supermarkets and cab drivers. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the maiden visit of the Carnival Horizon, is a “shot in the arm” for the island’s cruise sector. Speaking to JIS News following the inaugural visit of Carnival’s newest and biggest ship in the company’s Vista luxury line, at the Ocho Rios Pier on October 2, Mr. Bartlett said the Carnival Horizon is just “a prelude” to what is to come, adding that “we have a commitment from the company that all their luxury vessels will be coming to Jamaica”. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the maiden visit of the Carnival Horizon, is a “shot in the arm” for the island’s cruise sector.Speaking to JIS News following the inaugural visit of Carnival’s newest and biggest ship in the company’s Vista luxury line, at the Ocho Rios Pier on October 2, Mr. Bartlett said the Carnival Horizon is just “a prelude” to what is to come, adding that “we have a commitment from the company that all their luxury vessels will be coming to Jamaica”.The Minister said he is particularly pleased with the “trickle down” benefits he has seen as it relates to craft vendors, tour operators, shop owners, supermarkets and cab drivers.“In coming inside the pier today, I was particularly pleased to see how well our craft traders were represented. I was also impressed with our bus drivers and the level of professionalism that was on display,” Mr. Bartlett added.He said that with the commitment that the Carnival Horizon will join its sister vessel – the Carnival Vista – as regulars on the western Caribbean itinerary, “Jamaica now has a good chance of becoming the number-one cruise destination in the region”.Mr. Bartlett noted that the Government, through the Port Authority of Jamaica, has been putting in all the required infrastructure to ensure that “we do everything that’s necessary to ensure that our cruise-line partners are satisfied”.“Mickey Arison, Carnival’s owner, in committing the Horizon to our shores, is making good on an earlier promise that Jamaica is Carnival’s first call destination in the Caribbean,” the Minister said.“We can all see the kind of reception that is here for the Horizon…the biggest of the Carnival Vista class and with almost 4,000 passengers,” he added.For his part, Devon Mitchell, representing the Dunn’s River Craft Market in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, said he is happy that “ordinary Jamaicans” are made to feel a part of what “is happening with the tourism sector”.“We are also excited about the visit of Carnival’s latest flagship vessel,” he told JIS News.last_img read more

Trial for two Liberals on Election Act bribery charges to start in

first_imgTwo Ontario Liberals go on trial Thursday on Election Act bribery charges stemming from a 2015 byelection in Sudbury, but the stakes are also high for Premier Kathleen Wynne herself.The Sudbury trial happens nearly simultaneously with another Liberal trial — related to the cancellation of two gas plants — which makes for terrible optics for the party. But while that second trial involves staffers for former premier Dalton McGuinty, the Sudbury scandal is one forged entirely under Wynne’s tenure.The premier herself is set to testify on Sept. 13.“Politically, it’s not good,” said Nadia Verrelli, an assistant political science professor at Sudbury’s Laurentian University.Regardless of the outcome, it may focus the provincial election campaign — with a vote nine months away — on questions about the Liberals’ integrity rather than their policies, she said.Pat Sorbara, at the time the Ontario Liberal Party CEO, faces two charges and Gerry Lougheed, a Sudbury Liberal fundraiser, faces one charge. They both deny wrongdoing.In late 2014, the Sudbury riding became vacant when the New Democrat who won it five months earlier stepped down for health reasons. The Liberals had their eye on winning back a riding that until 2014 they held for about two decades.Andrew Olivier, who was the Liberals’ candidate in the riding in the general election, wanted to run again, but Wynne had other ideas. She ended up successfully luring the riding’s NDP MP — Glenn Thibeault — to run for the provincial Liberals.One of Sorbara’s charges relates to an allegation she promised to get Thibeault “an office or employment” to induce him to become a candidate, which both deny.Sorbara and Lougheed are alleged to have offered Olivier a job or appointment in exchange for stepping aside for Thibeault, who was ultimately given the post of energy minister last year.Wynne has said that she had already decided Olivier would not be the byelection candidate by the time Sorbara and Lougheed spoke to him, therefore anything offered was not in exchange for stepping aside. Rather, Wynne says, she was trying to keep him in the party fold.The trial may come down to the timing of that decision or a he-said-she-said, Verrelli said.“I would imagine it also comes down to what Olivier believed and what both Sorbara and Lougheed believed that they could offer,” she said.“So Kathleen Wynne could have had her mind made up, the question is: was that communicated to her aides?”When Olivier first raised the allegations in December 2014 he said Wynne told him she wanted someone else to run, and that she had a vision for Sudbury that didn’t include him as the Liberal candidate.Olivier is quadriplegic and records important conversations in lieu of taking notes, but while he recorded both Sorbara and Lougheed — posting the audio to YouTube — he has said technical difficulties prevented him from recording his chat with Wynne.Lougheed, a local Liberal figure who was on the police services board and runs a funeral home, spoke to him first.“So I come to you on behalf of the premier and on behalf of, I guess, Thibeault more indirectly, to ask you if you would consider stepping down — more than that Andrew, nominating him,” Lougheed said.“In the course of that deliberation the premier wants to talk to you. They would like to present to you options in terms of appointments, jobs, whatever, that you and her and Pat Sorbara can talk about.”Wynne later spoke with him, then Sorbara called.“So Andrew let me ask you this, I mean, of course you recognize the position that we’re going to find ourselves in here, right, where she’s going to have to make a decision around the appointment, right, versus, allowing this to go ahead,” Sorbara said.“We should have the broader discussion about what is it that you’d be most interested in doing and then decide what shape that could take that would fulfil that, is what I’m getting at, whether it’s a full-time or part-time job at a constituency office, whether it is appointments to boards or commissions, whether it is also going on the (party executive).”The Ontario Provincial Police investigated the allegations both criminally and under the Election Act. Sorbara was cleared criminally, but Lougheed was charged with one count of counselling an offence not committed and one count of unlawfully influencing or negotiating appointments. Those charges were stayed.When the Election Act charges were laid in November, Sorbara had recently taken a leave of absence as the premier’s deputy chief of staff to become the Ontario Liberal Party CEO and 2018 campaign director. She stepped down after being charged.The bribery section of the Election Act says no person shall directly or indirectly “give, procure or promise or agree to procure an office or employment to induce a person to become a candidate, refrain from becoming a candidate or withdraw his or her candidacy.”A conviction carries a penalty of up to $5,000. If a judge finds it was broken “knowingly,” the penalty is a fine of up to $25,000 and/or up to two years less a day in jail.The trial is scheduled over 21 days in September and October.last_img read more

Joanna Lumley Fronts Nepal Earthquake Appeal

first_imgThe UK public has donated over £19 million to the Disasters Emergency Committee Nepal Earthquake Appeal, a day after it was launched.Video: Joanna Lumley’s appeal for the Nepal earthquake disasterAs reports of the first relief efforts begin to come through, these funds will help scale up efforts to reach more of the estimated 8 million people affected by Saturday’s earthquake, which struck west of the capital Kathmandu.Hundreds of thousands of people, many of them in remote and hard-to-reach villages, have had their homes damaged or destroyed and are in desperate need of food, water, shelter and medical care.DEC Chief Executive Saleh Saeed said: “People in the UK have, once again, shown their generosity by responding to help those whose lives have been devastated by disaster.“The strong personal TV appeal made by Joanna Lumley last night has really struck a chord with the public. The UK government helped, by matching the first £5 million worth of donations.“The DEC is extremely grateful to The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales for joining the rest of the UK public in supporting the appeal. The overwhelming response of so many will enable our member agencies to continue to reach communities affected.“The region is hard to access and has thrown up many challenges for emergency relief teams, but aid is now getting through. Our member agencies are scaling up their efforts to provide essentials such as food, clean water, temporary shelter and medical care.”“Like so many others watching the shocking images from Nepal over the last few days, I’m deeply saddened by events and my thoughts are with all those struggling to survive,” said Joanna Lumley. “The Nepalese are a resilient people but this catastrophe has hit them very hard. They’re desperately in need of life-saving help and I hope British people will support us.”The £19 million total is made up of £14 million given by the UK public by text, phone and online, and £5 million from the UK government through Aid Match.While the DEC doesn’t generally make comparisons between its appeals, the amount donated to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal has exceeded previous amounts raised in the Philippines Typhoon, East Africa Crisis, Haiti Earthquake and Pakistan Floods Appeals within 24 hours of opening.To make a donation to the DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal click here, call the 24 hour hotline on 0370 60 60 900, donate over the counter at any high street bank or post office, or send a cheque. You can also donate £5 by texting the word SUPPORT to 70000.• £25 can provide clean water for four families for one month • £50 can feed a family for two weeks • £100 can provide emergency shelter for five familiesAid delivered so far includes:• ActionAid relief teams have distributed non-perishable food items, and mats and tarpaulins to provide shelter for 500 people in Badikhel, Lalitpur District (south of Kathmandu).• Christian Aid has given out one million water purification tablets to provide safe drinking water for affected communities, as well as water purification sachets which can treat 744,000 litres of water. Teams have also distributed 5,000 tarpaulins for shelter (1,000 by air and 4,000 by road). Medical camps have also been set up in the Gorka district.• Oxfam is working in four open-air sites in the Kathmandu Valley, delivering water to two locations and starting to build pit toilets in four sites. Teams have also carried out distributions in temporary camps in Kathmandu Valley. So far, 180 baby packs, which include baby clothes, blankets and soap, have also been given out.• Save the Children is distributing tarpaulins in Gorkha and Sindulpalchowk and are giving out 498 blankets, 300 mosquito nets and 600 education kits Makwanpur and Sindhuli. In partnership with DFID, they have also deployed a specialist medical team to help deal with the huge numbers of injuries.• World Vision emergency response teams have distributed 1,000 tarpaulins and 600 blankets in Bhaktapur.last_img read more

Security Council extends UN peacekeeping missions in Côte dIvoire Cyprus and Darfur

The Council unanimously decided to extend the mandate of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) until 30 June 2014 to continue work on its core priorities of protecting civilians, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former combatants, and security sector reform.Members also agreed that the Mission should be reconfigured by 30 June 2014 to consist of 7,137 military personnel from the current limit of 10,400, as recommended in Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest report presented earlier this month by Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous. The Council noted a possible further reduction down to 5,437 military personnel by June 2015, depending on the security on the ground and the improved capacity of the Government to take over UNOCI’s security role. The Council also decided that UNOCI should reconfigure its military presence to concentrate resources in high-risk areas to more effectively assist the Government in protecting civilians and stability the security situation in the country.Turning to Cyprus, the Council extended until 31 January 2014 the mandate of the UN Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) by a vote of 13 to 0, with two members, Azerbaijan and Pakistan, abstaining.One of the longest-running UN peacekeeping missions, UNFICYP has been deployed on the island since 1964, when inter-communal fighting erupted between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities.The Council today reiterated its call on the leadership of those two communities to accelerate the pace of talks aimed at reunifying the divided Mediterranean island nation.Also today, the Security Council unanimously extended the mandate of the UN-African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) for a further 13 months, until 31 August 2014. Briefing the Council last week on security in Darfur, Joint Special Representative Mohamed Ibn Chambas said the situation remains “volatile” amid fighting between Sudanese Government forces and rebels, a recent spate of attacks against peacekeepers and an upsurge in inter-ethnic violence. Since the beginning of this year, the renewed violence in Darfur has prompted more than 250,000 people to flee their villages and abandon their livelihoods, and the inter-tribal clashes have strained the ability of humanitarian organization to reach vulnerable families.The clashes have also led to four attacks against UNAMID peacekeepers over the past four months. The most recent incident occurred on 13 July, when seven Tanzanian peacekeepers were killed and 17 other members of the Mission were injured in a roadside ambush.In this context, the Council requested that Mr. Ban, in close consultation with the African Union, presents options and recommendations on improving UNAMID’s effectiveness to the Security Council by the end of next February. read more

Sainsburys becomes first supermarket to get rid of plastic bags for fruit

 Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe said: “We are absolutely committed to reducing unnecessary plastic packaging in Sainsbury’s stores.”Our customers expect us to be leading the way on major issues like this, so I am determined to remove and replace plastic packaging where we can and offer alternatives to plastic where packaging is still required to protect a product.”Supermarkets are jumping on the plastic-free trend, with Waitrose this week unveiling a packaging-free trial in one of its Oxford stores.The supermarket has asked locals in Botley Road to bring their own containers for groceries including fruit and vegetables, wine, pasta, rice and cleaning materials.It is also trialing a “pick and mix” frozen fruit section, and the prices for all the unpackaged goods will be around 15 per cent cheaper than the packaged alternative.Tesco is also trialing plastic-free fruit and vegetable sections in a small number of stores in the UK, as is Morrison’s. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Sainsbury’s has become the first UK supermarket to remove plastic for its loose fruit, vegetables and bakery items.By September, paper bags will be available to customers for loose bakery items. Customers buying loose fruit and vegetables will either be able to bring their own bags or buy a re-usable bag made from recycled materials.This alone will reduce their plastic output by 489 tonnes, and the retailer is also reducing the amount of plastic used for its packaged fruits and vegetables.This includes plastic trays for asparagus, sweetcorn, tomatoes, and carrots as well as plastic sleeves from herb pots and plastic lids for cream pots.Sainsbury’s is also removing non-recyclable plastics from its stores, and plans to eradicate black plastic trays, plastic film on fruit and vegetables, PVC and polystyrene trays, plastic trays for eggs and plastic cutlery.Ariana Densham, ocean plastics campaigner for Greenpeace UK, said: “We’ve been urging Sainsbury’s to take action on plastics after it came bottom of our supermarket plastics league table last year.“Sainsbury’s has an annual plastic footprint of nearly 120,000 tonnes, so this pledge to reduce plastics by one per cent is a very small step in the right direction, but nowhere near enough.“It’s good common sense to get rid of plastic produce bags and bakery bags. We hope to see more measures like this from Sainsbury’s, and we urge them to eliminate unnecessary and unrecyclable plastics by 2020.” read more

Take an inside peek inside one of Googles most controversial projects

first_imgHow to delete a PlayStation 4 user account, if you’ve run out of space for accounts Stocks finished mixed as the Fed remains divided over further rate cuts Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens left a message from beyond the grave touting his Twitter rivalry with Drake and his favorite life lessons Similar efforts have been made in the past. Michael Hart’s Project Gutenberg is the world’s oldest digital library, archiving public domain writings since 1971.Brewster Kahle of the Internet Archive not only aims to catalogue all books, but all web content as well.IBM’s Watson supercomputer famously beat its human opponents in an exhibition match of Jeopardy due to its ability to process natural language and access huge stores of data taken from the Internet and libraries alike.Above is a still frame from the only known video footage (six seconds long) of an actual Google book scanning setup. Famed futurist and current Google employee Ray Kurzweil is acknowledged as the inventor of OCR, or optical character recognition, which is the technology that enables a computer to convert a scanned document into digital text.Advanced book scanning setups use professional cameras and lighting to capture incredibly high quality images before running them through OCR software and uploading them to the Internet.Proponents of Google Books love it for many reasons, not only for the instant access to any book, but for the fact that books can essentially become immortal when scanned and stored digitally. No more lost books due to floods or fires.OppositionBut the opponents of the project want to be fairly compensated for their work. The Authors Guild sprang for legal action.Kevin Kelly of Wired sees it as perfectly legal and useful. He said that all ideas are built on top of other ideas, so no one can “own” an idea.Jean-Noël Jeanneney, former director of the National Library of France, found the idea appalling. He wants to protect culture and artists’ rights.There was, of course, a court case to address the matter. It was resolved last month when Judge Denny Chin ruled that digitizing books was transformative enough that it was fair use.We suspect paper books aren’t going anywhere anytime, and with Google’s book scanning operation moving forward with the law’s blessing, e-books are here to stay.Watch the trailer for the movie:(Video: polarstarfilms/YouTube)- Declan Love, all images screenshots from Google and the World Brain.Read: Google buys military robotics firm Boston Dynamics>Read: Google lets users create their own Street View locations>center_img I tried KFC’s new fried-chicken-and-doughnut sandwich, and it’s a near-perfect answer to the craze over the sold-out Popeyes sandwich (YUM) IT’S EASY TO WRITE off books as yesterday’s medium. They’re not searchable, they take up space, it’s ‘dead tree media’.But books are such a boon to civilisation that Google kicked off “Project Ocean” in 2004. It came to be known as Google Books, an effort to digitalise and catalogue every book and make them freely available online.It’s a polarising idea. Researchers and academics love the promise of instant access to any printed material they could ever want, but copyright holders and the Authors Guild were far from pleased. Not only were they not being compensated for their work, but Google launched the project without so much as seeking permission from them.One of Google’s core missions is to organise the world’s information, and with books being the valuable storehouses of data that they have been for millennia, it is only obvious that the company would seek to establish a universal library of the world’s knowledge.A documentary titled ‘Google and the World Brain‘ takes a detailed look at this ambitious undertaking, interviewing people who love and loathe it alike. For all the simplicity of ink and paper, the movie shows us that the complicated rabbit hole of intellectual property law runs far deeper than you’d think.Here’s the story of Google Books…The beginningBooks have carried the world’s knowledge for millennia.Famed sci-fi author HG Wells one hypothesized “a new, free, synthetic, authoritative, permanent ‘World Encyclopedia’ that could help world citizens make the bes use of universal information.”He wrote a book about the idea called ‘The World Brain’ in which he said something like this would, at least in part, require gethering as many “old fashioned” bookes as possible to squeeze out all the information contained in them.But there are a lot of books out there and such an undertaking would require a lot of time and money.GoogleImage: Google’s Sergey Brin.Enter Google, a company with the resouces and commitment to information organisation to make such things come to light.At a cost estimated between $30 and $100 per book, the company began digitising books by coordinating with libraries around the world to borrow as many books as possible, copyrighted and uncopyrighted alike.Robert Darnton of the Harvard University Library was happy to let the company digitize the library’s public domain books. Other libraries offered up copyrighted books as well. Google even scanned old texts from a monastery in Spain.last_img read more

Voici la liste des désirs les plus communs

first_imgVoici la liste des désirs les plus communsVous pourriez avoir plus de points communs avec votre partenaire que vous ne le pensez ! Quels sont les fantasmes les plus communs ? Maxisciences vous donne la liste !Une étude, publiée dans la revue Journal of Sexual Medicine, s’est intéressée aux préférences sexuelles et a demandé à 1516 personnes de répondre à des questions sur leur sexualité. Les participants avaient majoritairement entre 20 et 40 ans et ont répondu à une question qui intéresse tout le monde : quels sont leurs fantasmes ? À lire aussiSaint Valentin : l’amour raconté en 3 faits scientifiquesSi l’étude ne prend pas en compte une énorme portion de la population et ne représente donc pas un échantillonnage représentatif, elle permet de dégager de données intéressantes. Les à l’étude ont du répondre à 55 affirmations sur leurs préférences sexuelles auxquelles les personnes devaient utiliser une échelle pour définir à quel point elles étaient d’accord. Chez les hommes, les fantasmes les plus communs sont : 1. Pratiquer une fellation ou un cunnilungus2. Avoir des relations sexuelles avec deux femmes3. Avoir des relations sexuelles avec quelqu’un que de connu et qui n’est pas le/la partenaire4.  Avoir des relations sexuelles dans un endroit inhabituel5. Regarder deux femmes avoir des relations sexuelles 6. Éjaculer sur le ou la partenaire7. Avoir des relations sexuelles dans un endroit romantique 8. Pratiquer un cunnilungus sur une femme9. Masturber son ou sa partenaire10. Avoir des relations sexuelles avec plus de trois femmesChez les femmes, les fantasmes les plus communs sont : 1. Avoir des relations sexuelles dans un endroit romantique 2. Avoir des relations sexuelles dans un endroit inhabituel3.  Pratiquer une fellation ou un cunnilungus4.  Pratiquer une fellation sur un homme5.  Se faire masturber par son ou sa partenaire6.  Masturber son ou sa partenaire7. Avoir des relations sexuelles avec quelqu’un que de connu et qui n’est pas le/la partenaire8. Se faire dominer sexuellement9. Avoir des relations sexuelles en public10. Avoir des relations sexuelles avec plus de trois personnes, hommes et femmes      Le 15 février 2018 à 17:46 • Morsli Paulinelast_img read more

Story on WWE star John Cena surprising terminally ill boy for his

first_img Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Twitter Now Playing Up Next John Cena Videos Articles Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -1:02 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles John Cena Talks About WWE Pleasing The Audience Why Total Divas Didnt Change Their Name After WWE Rebranded WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, VA is featuring an updated news story on their website about WWE star John Cena surprising a terminally ill boy for his birthday.According to the news story, the boy who’s name is Diego Hernandez has a terminal medical condition called craniosynostosis that affects skull and brain growth.The story also indicated a video posted by Cena’s friend, John Burk, led to an outpouring of donations, with more than $6,000 raised for Diego’s family, which led to more tweets from celebrities and people from all walks of life across the country.Cena spent an hour talking with Diego and gave him signed WWE gifts that included action figures, hats, wrist bands, and even his very own Universal Championship belt.12-year-old Diego Hernandez of Staunton likes SpongeBob, ice cream and most of all WWE. He has a condition called Craniosynostosis. Recently, doctors told his family that the condition is terminal. Now, his family wants to give him great experiences and fulfill his dreams.— Alex Flum (@WHSV_Alex) May 21, 2019 Facebook WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Charlize Theron WhatsApp John Cena Is Done With The WWE Google+ Vin Diesel Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Beloved Tewksbury High Librarian Endorses Dave Robertson

first_imgDear Editor,David Robertson, this is a name I would like you to remember.  David Robertson is a candidate to fill the seat held by State Representative James Miceli for 40 years. The names Robertson and Miceli belong in the same sentence because for the past ten years they worked together, side by side, as the team that brought dependable, caring public service to the citizens of Tewksbury and Wilmington.During that decade of work in the State Representative’s office, David Robertson has developed the necessary qualities to begin service to this district on Day 1:David’s dedication to his constituents is unmatched.David’s knowledge of local issues is unparalleled.David’s command of the protocol and procedures of the State House is unrivaled.There could not be a better training ground for excellence in public service than standing at the side of James R. Miceli. In addition, Mr. Miceli understood the intelligence, compassion and commitment that David Robertson brought to work every day, and he valued this young man of exemplary character.On September 4th, in the Primary Election, I ask you to consider David Robertson as your candidate for State Representative. He stands prepared and ready to serve.Sincerely,Mary EldringhoffLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote Dave Robertson For State Rep On November 6In “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Robertson Learned From The Best, Keep Him At The State HouseIn “Letter To The Editor”Tarr, Robertson & Gordon Secure $30,000 In State Funding For Wilmington Senior Center ImprovementsIn “Government”last_img read more

Asus Fonepad 7 Dual SIM VoiceCalling Tablet Launched in India Price Specs

first_imgRAM1GB ModelAsus Fonepad 7 Processor1.2GHz dual-core Intel ‘Clover Trail+’ Atom Z2520 processor Storage capacity16GB with expandable option Taiwanese PC maker Asus launched the Asus Fonepad 7 dual SIM tablet in India, with a price tag of ₹12,999.The tablet, which was first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) at Barcelona earlier this year, sports a 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core Intel ‘Clover Trail+’ Atom Z2520 processor, coupled with 1GB RAM. The dual SIM tablet packs 8GB internal storage, which is further expandable up to 64GB via microSD card. The tablet measures 199.5×120.8×11.35mm and weighs 340 grams.On the software front, the tablet runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS and comes equipped with a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera. The connectivity features of the tablet include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, EDGE, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB and 3G (HSPA+). It comes loaded with a 3910mAh battery, which claims to deliver a life of 10 hours. The tablet will come in grey and white colour options.Asus also retails a single SIM variant of the Asus Fonepad 7 tablet in India at ₹17,499. It sports a 7.0-inch IPS backlit HD WXGA screen with 1280x800p resolution, houses a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB (with microSD card support) and a high-capacity 3950 mAh Li-Polymer battery.Image credit: Asus India (Ed: VP)Key specifications of Asus Fonepad 7 ModelModelAsus Fonepad 7Asus Fonepad 7ModelDisplayAsus Fonepad 77-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280x800pixelsModelOSAsus Fonepad 7Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OSModelProcessorAsus Fonepad 71.2GHz dual-core Intel ‘Clover Trail+’ Atom Z2520 processorModelRAMAsus Fonepad 71GBModelStorage capacityAsus Fonepad 716GB with expandable optionModelCameraAsus Fonepad 75.0-megapixel main camera1.2-megapixel camera, can record HD 720p videoModelBatteryAsus Fonepad 7 Li-Polymer battery with 3910mAh;battery life of 10 hoursModelAdd-onsAsus Fonepad 7Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, EDGE, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB and 3G (HSPA+)ModelDimensionsAsus Fonepad 7199.5×120.8×11.35mmModelWeightAsus Fonepad 7340 gramsModelPrice[MRP]Asus Fonepad 7₹12,999/- Price[MRP]₹12,999/- Camera5.0-megapixel main camera1.2-megapixel camera, can record HD 720p video Dimensions199.5×120.8×11.35mm Display7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280x800pixels Add-onsWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, EDGE, GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB and 3G (HSPA+) Battery Li-Polymer battery with 3910mAh;battery life of 10 hours Weight340 grams OSAndroid 4.3 Jelly Bean OSlast_img read more

Gigi Hadid on Her Brand and the Complicated Realities of Fame

first_imgGigi Hadid is one of America’s top models. At 23, she’s fronted campaigns for a staggering number of fashion brands, including Marc Jacobs, Prada, Chanel and Maybelline. She’s chronicled her adventures on the runway — and off — with her social media account, where 47 million fans follow her on Instagram. She’s branched out as a designer for Tommy Hilfiger and FAO Schwarz (where she engineered the costumes for the human toy soldiers standing outside the chain’s flagship Manhattan store). And for this week’s Power of Women New York issue, Hadid talked to Variety about volunteering with Unicef to shed light on the plight of children refugees in Bangladesh.As part of her cover story, Hadid spoke about her career and why it’s not always so easy grappling with the fame in the social media age. Why is this making you emotional?It makes me emotional because at times, fame makes you feel out of control of your life. I think it’s tough. Obviously, people judge you. People can create a headline or an opinion about someone based on a small moment or a mistake. I’ve always been someone that feels heavily because I’m a projector. I take people’s energy. I think that I’ve always tried to learn and improve any time I’ve made a mistake or did something that I wasn’t proud of. The more opportunity that I have to meet people and share my genuine self or sit with them or talk to them, that gives me so much empowerment, because I feel like I can control that moment. I don’t know if anything I just said made sense.It did. What do you think is the biggest misconception about you? When I wanted to start modeling in high school, my mom always said, “I want you to focus on the other things that you love — volleyball, horseback riding, cooking and school.” And I love learning, and becoming great at those things gave me so much value in myself that had nothing to do with my looks. I didn’t want to be known as the pretty girl. I wanted to be known as the smart girl, the best hitter on the volleyball team. What’s your favorite thing that you’ve designed so far?Oh, they’re all my children.If you could design anything, what would it be?I’d love to design a public workspace or a theme park.A theme park!I always have strange ideas.Are you a theme park fan? Yes, I love theme parks. When I was on the Tommy Hilfiger tour, we went almost to a theme park in every country. I love rollercoasters. I love Disney. I like when people create worlds.How do you see your brand?I think about that all the time. I think my brand is fully recognized and realized when people sit down with me and when people take the time with me as a human. My brand is me. It’s fashion in a way of loving creativity. It’s being an outdoors person in terms of connecting with the Earth and feeling grounded and spiritual and going back to a place where you have an open mind to be creative and build things. Sometimes I think my creativity is private because it feels nice that way. What are your thoughts on fame? Do you get tired of it? Do you resent it? How do you navigate it? Those are a bunch of questions, but take whichever one you want.I always wanted success for myself. I wanted to support myself. I wanted to get to a place where I could have creative freedom and start to have more power to shape my life. Fame is something that I deal with and learn about every day. [She starts to tear up.] I’ve had my ups and downs with it for sure, because overall, it’s definitely a learning process. I’ve learned a lot about myself because of it. I’ve learned to be honest with myself and celebrate myself, protect myself, be assertive when I need to. I always want to be kind, but that doesn’t mean I need to let people take advantage of me. I’ve learned my connection with the Earth, going to places where I can be myself and not worry about being photographed. Although in moments I’ve resented it, I think that overall, I wouldn’t be as developed within myself without it. [She wipes her cheek.] Sorry. What were you not getting?When I moved to New York, I was going to school and I never felt like I was supported as a person as well as a model. I felt like I had to be like, “Can I go to any castings? Can I have a test shoot?” My new agent has pushed me, taught me, explained to me why we make a yes or no decision. The choice has always mine, but he will try to teach me in the process.How has your career changed?In the beginning of my career, I knew I came from privilege [her parents are real estate developer Mohamed Hadid and model Yolanda Hadid]. And I knew that I needed to be here and prove myself. I think after saying “yes” for so many years, it got to a point where I was a bit run down. I could say, “Let’s find a way I can feel whole every time I go to work.” We have created a space and way that I can schedule my work. And how we do that is that I have time to go to my farm and feel balanced.When did you feel the most drained?Probably two years ago. I bought the farm around the same time.Where is the farm?We don’t say.Oh, sorry. I wasn’t trying to trick you. It’s fine! I got to a place where I had to say, “It’s okay to not be okay all the time, and it doesn’t make you less professional. It doesn’t make you a bitch.”When did you first feel successful as a model?I started to feel successful in situations that the rest of the world did not experience with me. The world saw the covers and the followers and whatever. But when I feel successful is when someone that I genuinely respect looks at me and says, “You’re good at your job. You’re fun to work with. You’re nice to be around.”When did you decide to be a designer?I’ve been creative my whole life. Art has been in my life longer than fashion. The designing side of things is something that makes it not feel like work. Those are my favorite days — the days where I can sit at a table and draw and talk to people and be in a creative space is something that has always come naturally to me. I’m only going to be modelling for so long, and I think I’ll end up somewhere in the creative part of the industry. You saw your friend Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” tour 10 different times. Did you have to buy all those tickets?I would totally buy them, but Taylor is very generous. I would go lie on her couch while she starts hair and makeup, and then I’d be in the crowd. I was like, “How are we both just chilling, and now I’m a little tipsy, dancing at your concert, and you’re up there in a glittery suit?” It’s an interesting duality to experience in a friendship, because I love her and cherish her as a friend. But I’m also her biggest fan.center_img What was a big business decision you had to make?A huge thing was finding the right manager. As a young model at 17, I had to go to my agency and say, “This person’s not working for me. I need someone who is a mentor and a guide and has a vision.” Gigi Hadid on Her Complicated Relationship With Social MediaVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpBebe Rexha Talked to Sophie Turner About the ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale00:47OffGigi Hadid on Social Media Privacy and the Power of Women twitter facebook reddit Link EmbedCopiedLive00:0004:2304:23More Videos00:47Bebe Rexha Talked to Sophie Turner About the ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale31:09Milo Ventimiglia on Being “Too Old” to Play Batman, Talks “The Art of Racing in the Rain”02:15Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney Princesses04:09Hollywood Celebrities Who Died in 201900:49Wyclef Jean on the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Title00:37Brad Pitt on Retirement01:08Naughty by Nature on Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Title06:18Best Fashion of the 2019 VMAs: Taylor Swift, Lizzo and Lil Nas X Stand Out01:28Rosalia on Who She Wants to See at the VMAs01:13Redman Supports Jay-Z’s Partnership with the NFLClose  There’s been a lot of discussion about pay disparity in Hollywood. But in the modeling industry, women are actually paid more than men. I think women are empowered. I think that women are very much celebrated in fashion. From the outside world, there’s misconceptions about the creative directions that are given to models. Obviously, I’m not pushing aside any negative thing that’s happened. I know that is very real. But so much of the time is about friendship and community and creative partners. Backstage at shows, it’s really such a beautiful feeling. It’s a sisterhood. When one friend is opening a show, we’re all back there, excited for that person. I feel so supported and a beautiful energy.Have you always been a feminist? Yes, because I saw my mom take so much control over her life. And even through my parents got divorced, they never showed me the negative sides. My parents were always supportive of each other, always spoke positively about each other, and that showed me so much strength in my mom. I understood from a young age that I wanted to be a bridge, not only between my family. I wanted to be a bridge between people as someone who helps people accept each other. I think that’s how I want be a feminist, as someone who helps women celebrate one another. CREDIT: CLIFF WATTS for Varietylast_img read more

Follow This Stop Skeletons From Fighting YouTube

first_img You don’t have enough useful or funny feeds clogging your social media. We’re here to change that. Welcome to’s Follow This, a weekly highlight of feeds and channels you should be following.There are a lot of video game channels on YouTube. I mean, a lot. Thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands? There are tons, and YouTube’s increasingly terrible recommendation engine makes it hard to find good ones. One of those good ones is Stop Skeletons From Fighting, an excellent channel that’s much more than a handful of dorks and weebs making Let’s Plays (though we like those too).Stop Skeletons From Fighting is the work of Derek Alexander and Grace Kramer. Derek was previously known as the Happy Video Game Nerd. Yes, he was a ripoff of James Rolf’s Angry Video Game Nerd, but it was in fact a condoned ripoff of the AVGN, winning GameTrailers’ 2007 “Out-Nerd the Nerd” contest and going on for eight years after that. But styles change and Derek wanted to expand past the AVGN-style video format, so he brought on Grace, turned the channel into Stop Skeletons From Fighting, and made it even better.Stop Skeletons From Fighting does standard game streams, yes, but their real stock in trade is informational analysis of video games. Their Past Mortem/Re:Certified video series looks at how successful games worked out and how failed games flopped, digging into everything from Silent Hill 2 to Mighty No. 9, and how their development and the responses to them affected the game industry.My favorite series on Stop Skeletons From Fighting, however, is even more informative and much more unique than the typical “Here’s this famous game that sucked/was awesome.” Punching Weight is a look at how different game platforms and series worked together, wrestling with the limitations and potentials of various systems as major games were ported to and from it. Did you know that Resident Evil 2 was ported to the Tiger (or know what the is)? How about the fact that half of the console ports of Doom were based on the Atari Jaguar version of the game? Then there are all of the times Street Fighter games were wrestled onto Game Boy systems years before Street Fighter 4 became a 3DS launch game. These are genuinely interesting looks at games you know in forms you probably don’t.Like many channels with research-driven, heavily edited video series, Stop Skeletons From Fighting has a Patreon. So you can optionally support them directly and get access to their monthly podcast and early access to videos in the process. It’s a really interesting channel if you like gaming history and seeing how developers have faced technical limitations, or just want to better understand how the best games became so good in development. Follow This: King of the Hill Screens (Twitter)Follow This: Sega CD Games (Twitter) Stay on targetcenter_img If you want more interesting things to follow on social media, check out improved Wheel of Fortune Answers, or the power of the video game dialog bot, or learn the history of speedrunning. Let us know what like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Toshiba supersized glassesfree 3D TV steals IFA show

first_img More information: Press release ( — Toshiba earlier this week showed off its new no-glasses 55-inch 3-D TV. The company says it is the world’s first large screen 3-D TV that does not require any glasses. According to Toshiba, the new 55ZL2 is its most advanced television to date with the latest imaging technology. Toshiba chose the IFA 2011 event in Berlin, a high-profile trade show for consumer electronics and gadgets, as the venue to preview this supersized flat-screen television. With promotional showmanship, glasses were handed out at the press briefing with the words “bye bye” printed across the lenses. Toshiba unveils glasses-free 3-D TV This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2011 PhysOrg.comcenter_img Citation: Toshiba supersized, glasses-free, 3-D TV steals IFA show (2011, September 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore further Toshiba uses an imaging technique based on the stereoscopic principle of simultaneously delivering a picture for the left eye, and another picture with a small offset (parallax), for the right eye to achieve a 3-D viewing experience. A range of lenticular lenslets guides the images. A Quad Full HD display offering up to 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution enables an effective 3-D effect for up to nine viewers, where images are being presented to different positions throughout a room.Showcasing the TV’s features, Toshiba made special note of the new set’s face-tracking technology. This means that a camera below the screen can scan to see how many faces are in the room, with nine the limit. Faces are tracked so that the machine can adjust the images. The aim of face-tracking is to provide a 3-D experience no matter where the viewer is in the room. There are nine different optimal angles for good picture quality in the Toshiba set. The user pushes a button on the remote control, which activates the camera.The viewer can upscale 2-D content to 3-D. As part of the conversion, the Toshiba TV offers depth control to adjust the depth to the user’s liking. The TV will be available in Germany in December. The unit costs €7,999 euros, or about $11,400.The debut is viewed with interest by market watchers who note that the no-glasses 3-D advancement comes at a time of sagging television sales and heightened competition among TV manufacturers. Bells and whistles enhancing the viewing experience are ways in which the vendors can differentiate and improve sales. With this week’s debut, Toshiba has a lead over rival manufacturers still struggling to make 3-D television sales show better growth. Glasses-free viewing may change the tide of disappointing sales figures.last_img read more

Now arsenicfree water for West Midnapore villagers

first_imgKolkata: Sulabh International on Tuesday inaugurated a water treatment plant to provide low-cost drinking water in arsenic-hitBengal villages.Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International unveiled the water treatment plant at Panchberia, West Midnapore with Prof K J Nath,Chairman Arsenic Task Force, former director of All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health (AIIH&PH) and Advisor, Sulabh International Social Service Organization (SISSO) under ‘Sulabh Drinking Water’project to provide villagers arsenic-free safe drinking water. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe basic objective of the project is to provide arsenic free safe drinking water of WHO standard at cheap rates to the rural population of about nearly 3,000 people in Panchberia and nearby villages, Daspur block,West Midnapore.The new water treatment plant has a capacity to produce 10,000 bottles of varying capacity (600 ml to 20 litre) with a sophisticated laboratory and a completely automated bottling plant. The produced water is being sold to the villagers at less than Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPRe 1/ per litre.The villagers along with women from the local Self-Help Group are going to operate this plant with supervision and required training provided by SISSO.According to WHO, drinking arsenic-rich water over a long period results in various health hazards, including skin problems, skin cancer, cancer of the bladder, kidney and lung, besides other diseases.Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder, SISSO said: “I have been totally surprised after visiting the plant! It is amazing to see that village level workers and women could operate and manage such a sophisticated plant producing safe water of WHO standard at minimum cost. Sulabh would be happy to provide all support and technical assistance.The project is an excellent example of empowerment of rural community, particularly women at thevillage level”.last_img read more

WBFJA announces nominations for Cinemar Samabartan

first_imgKOLKATA: West Bengal Film Journalists’ Association (WBFJA) announced nominations for the 3rd edition of the West Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Award 2019, titled ‘Cinemar Samabartan’. Veteran actors Prosenjit Chatterjee and Chiranjeet Chakraborty, director Haranath Chakraborty, Gautam Jain of Real Reel and WBFJA secretary Nirmal Dhar were present to announce the nominations and other details of the award ceremony.The award ceremony will be held on January 13, from 9.30 am onwards at Basushree Cinema, Kolkata. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”This is the only simple yet authentic award function of Bangla cinema, leaving behind the pomp and grandeur of several other similar ceremonies that will follow during the year. Ours is the only film award of the country that is judged exclusively by film journalists and is also the first B2B/Industry to Industry award ceremony of the year. This year, the theme of the award ceremony is ‘Content is the king vs Audience is the king’. We are trying to explore a new theme that celebrates recent legacies and progressive thinking and vision. Three talented actors will host the show with a roller coaster ride of last year’s releases,” said the WBFJA secretary. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThere will be seventeen award categories in the Popular segment, eight award categories in the Technical Award segment and a Lifetime Achievement Award. The nomination categories are Best Film, Best Director (In the memory of late Hiralal Sen), Best Actor in Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Actor in a Negative Role, Best Actor in Comic Role, Best Music, Best Playback Singer (Male), Best Playback Singer (Female), Best Background Score, Most Promising Director, Most Promising Actor, Most Promising Actress, Most Popular Film of the Year, Most Popular Actor of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award (in the name of Satyajit Ray). Award categories for the Technical segment are Best Screenplay, Best Cinematographer, Best Editor, Best Lyricist, Best Art Director, Best Sound Designer, Best Costume Designer and Best Makeup Artist. WBFJA is the first digitally broadcast event of the east. The principle which WBFJA wants to maintain in this award ceremony is ‘Better Judgment, Better Evaluation and Better Recognition’. Senco Gold and Real Reel have come forward to support the initiative.last_img read more

Lane closed on A500 slip road due to debris from earlier accident

first_imgThere is a lane closed on a slip road on the A500 this morning. The lane is shut on the exit sliproad on the Northbound D Road at City Road Interchange. Early reports suggested it was on the southbound carriageway near Sideway Roundabout. This due to debris on road following earlier accident in the area – a lampost has been damaged and some electrical work is being carried out. Lane one (of two ) is closed. Stay with us for the latest live information for major roads across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire.12:57Slip road reopensThe A500 sliproad has now reopened.10:37Broken down vehicle causing delays on M6 Slow traffic and one lane blocked due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound between J18 A54 (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) and J17 A534 (Sandbach / Crewe).Lane one (of three). 08:35Broken down vehicle on M6One lane blocked due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound between J12 A5 (Gailey) and J13 A449 (Stafford South). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of four) is blocked.07:00UpdateThere is a lane closed on a slip road on the A500 this morning.The lane is shut on the exit sliproad on the Northbound D Road at City Road Interchange.Early reports suggested it was on the southbound carriageway near Sideway Roundabout.This due to debris on road following earlier accident in the area.Lane one (of two ) is closed. Stay with us for the latest live information for major roads across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire.06:34Lane closed due to earlier accident on A500There is a lane closed on a slip road on the A500 The lane is shut on the exit sliproad on the Southbound D Road at Sideway Roundabout.This due to debris on road following earlier accident in the area.Lane one (of two ) is closed. Stay with us for the latest live information for major roads across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire.06:18Accident cleared on A500This accident has now been cleared and traffic on the A500 is now reported to be flowing normally.We will bring you more information on incidents on roads across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire as it happens.05:52Location of the accidentMotorists are advised to expect delays following an accident on the A500 this morning.The crash has taken place on the A500 D-Road at the A5006, near Sideway Roundabout.It is unclear which direction on the carriageway the accident has taken place on or if the road is blocked.The accident is understood to have taken place at around 5.30am this morning.We will bring you more information on this incident as it becomes available on the live feed below.The reported location of the accidentlast_img read more

eBay Is Attemping to Keep up With the Amazon Prime Day Sale

first_imgTo keep up with Amazon Prime Day, eBay has come up with two of its own Prime Day coupon codes, one of which is applicable to all categories while the other takes 20 percent off select tech-related items, including many iPads and iPhones. Both the coupons will expire tonight at 11 PM Pacific time.eBay is offering two coupon discounts to shoppers today. This first one will knock $25 off on orders worth $119 or more with promo code PRIMO119. You can use it to buy those new accessories that you have been looking out for which aren’t on sale at Amazon, like the Apple TV 4K or Apple’s HomePod. The offer is also applicable to nearly every other category, except the Coins & Paper Money, Real Estate, Gift Cards & Coupons, and Warranties and Protection Plans categories.With the coupon code PRIMO119, you can get Apple HomPods for as low as $275 and save up to $75 and Apple TV 4K units for as low as $125 and avail a discount of $55.The second coupon code gets you a discount of 20 percent on select tech items with the coupon code PRIMO. It is valid on orders worth $50 or more. The maximum discount that can be availed is $50 and similar to the coupon above, warranties and protection plans are excluded. Top picks include Apple iPhones for as low as $42, Apple iPads for an unbelievable price of $47, Apple Watches for as low as $123 and Beats headphones for a price of $75.99.Avail amazing deals on tech-related items and more on eBayYou might also want to check out the following Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals:Check Out These PC Component Deals on Amazon Prime Day Sale – AMD Ryzen Threadripper for Just $299, Plus More DealsPrime Day 2018 Deal: $60 Spotify Gift Card for Just $47.40Get Savings of $429.97 and $330+ in Freebies When You Buy the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 PlusPrime Day 2018 Deals on Apple MacBook Lineup – Starting at Just $989.99Get Chromebooks at Ultimate Low Prices on Prime Day 2018 – Here’s the Complete ListHot Prime Day Deal: Sonos One Smart Speaker + $50 Amazon Gift Card for $199Hot Deal for DJI Mavic Pro Owners: 2-Pack of LiPo Intelligent Flight Batteries for Just $116.99Prime Day 2018 Deal: Save Big on Star Trek Movies and TV Series [Deals Starting from $10.99]Best Prime Day Deals on Networking: Google Wifi for $99, Orbi Mesh System for $219 & MoreAmazon Prime Day 2018 Deals on Monitors: 27-inch FreeSync Panel for $114.99, Gaming Displays & MoreJibo Home Robot is 40% Off Today for Prime Day 2018 – That’s a $400 Discount!Prime Day 2018 LIGHTNING DEAL: $50 iTunes Gift Card for $40!iOttie Car Mounts with Built-in Qi Wireless Charger 30% Off [Prime Day 2018 Deal]Amazon Prime Day 2018 Early Access Deals: Echo Dot Just $29.99, Echo Show $100 Off & More!Hot Prime Day 2018 Deals: Moto X4 Unlocked 50% Off, Bose SoundLink Micro 30% OffDJI Prime Day 2018 Deals: Mavic Pro for $799, Spark Fly More Combo for $499Amazon Prime Day 2018 Deals on Unlocked Phones: Honor 7X, Mate 10 Pro, Galaxy Note 8 & MoreHOT Prime Day Deal: Essential Phone 128GB, Fully Unlocked for $249Hot Prime Day Deals: GoPro Hero for $179, Beats Studio3 for $212, Bose QC25 for $125, 1TB Samsung T5 SSD for $269Here Are the Best 4K TV Deals You Can Get on the Amazon Prime Day Sale 2018Amazon Prime Day Sale 2018 Brings You the Best Nintendo Switch Offer That You Can Ever FindGame of Thrones Box Set Seasons 1 – 7 Blu-ray / Digital for $74.99 [Original Price $229.99]ESR Prime Day Deals are Now Live with Lowest Ever Prices on Screen Protectors, Cases, Wireless Chargers & MorePrime Day Yi Technology Deals: 40% Off Action, Home, Dash Cameras & AccessoriesAmazon Prime Day 2018 Early Access Deals: Echo Dot Just $29.99, Echo Show $100 Off & More!Prime Day 2018 Deals from RAVPower: $71.99 Sound Bar, Qi Wireless Power Bank for $45.99 & MoreAnker Prime Day 2018 Deals: Massive Discount on Batteries, Cables, Appliances & MoreAmazon Prime Day Gaming Deals: Xbox One, SNES Edition 3DS, Graphics Cards, More Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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first_imgNews | June 24, 2008 Walter Reed’s Acute Pain Center Implements Draeger’s AIMS June 25, 2008 – Draeger Medical Inc. said yesterday it implemented its Innovian Anesthesia information system at Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s (WRAMC) new Acute Pain Medicine Center, which opened in April. The Acute Pain Medicine Center at WRAMC is transforming how the military treats pain by introducing regional anesthesia, according to the company, Unlike general anesthesia, which completely sedates patients, regional anesthesia targets pain at its source. The use of high-tech nerve-blocking techniques prevents pain signals from reaching the patient’s brain. This alleviates localized pain and prevents the development of maladaptive nerve pathways, which have the potential to cause chronic pain issues. Innovian Anesthesia is the information backbone that integrates near real-time, life-critical information from patient monitoring, medical therapy devices and other ancillary information systems. It reportedly gives clinicians fast access to patient data, which can minimize the duplication of efforts that often occurs with paper record systems.The Innovian technology improves the user’s ability to monitor and document procedural events and notes as well as patient vital signs. Minimizing the time required for post-op notations allows physicians to treat more patients and frees anesthesiologists to focus on the patient instead of documentation.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

Lexmark Healthcare Launches New PatientCentered Care Solutions

first_imgBuilding the Right Team for Success in the Consolidated Enterprise – Part 2Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:52Loaded: 1.65%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Related Content November 14, 2016 — Lexmark International recently announced the availability of new solutions that further enable all patient content to be accessed and managed to improve patient-centered care.Lexmark Legacy Data Archive (LDA) is a solution that helps healthcare organizations deal with the proliferation of data within legacy systems. LDA provides healthcare organizations a lower cost alternative to traditional migration services. It combines Lexmark Healthcare’s standards-based XDS repository with Lexmark’s HCM Viewer to deliver a more efficient archival and retrieval solution for legacy data;Lexmark Healthcare has expanded its PACSGEAR Image Capture & Connect suite with a new EHR Gateway, a server-side EHR (electronic health record) integration solution to support multiple DICOM devices. EHR Gateway simplifies the acquisition and management of content from DICOM devices not managed by picture archiving and communication system (PACS) or vendor neutral archive (VNA) products. EHR Gateway is designed for departmental use at hospitals to capture DICOM content directly from DICOM devices and make that information available to EHRs in standard formats such as .mp4, .jpg, and .pdf.  It aggregates multiple medical devices and a single interface to the EHR where the image objects can be accessed.Lexmark Healthcare also provides additional enterprise viewer features with the launch of version 4.1 of Lexmark’s NilRead Enterprise Viewer. The latest versions of NilRead Core and Clinical include added support for radiation oncology and ophthalmology/optometry workflow. Version 4.1 includes enhanced NilRead Interpretation with vessel tracing functionality. NilRead Enterprise Viewer’s independence from underlying PACS, VNA or modality enables health delivery organizations to exert more control over their imaging informatics assets than is possible with legacy PACS solutions, empowering them to control costs while leveraging new diagnostic modalities in the organization.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 | 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 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Enterprise Imaging | July 02, 2019 Reducing Complexity and Cost at CarolinaEast Health System — A Transformative Approach Quality care matters deeply to CarolinaEast Health Syst… read more Video Player is loading.Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success – Part 1Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:44Loaded: 1.86%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_img Comments   Share   “I would hope that every player would think he has to earn[the starting position],” Wheisenhunt said. “If a guy is abetter player — we’ve been pretty consistent, I think youcan go back and look at all the spots — that’s the waywe’ve operated, no matter what the situation has been.”Skelton got off to a slow start when he took over for Kolbstaying reserved and quiet off the field, but he soon gotcomfortable enough to control the game. He finished theseason with a 54.9 percent completion percentage and threwfor 1,913 yards.“Not a lot seems to faze John, but he’s gotten a littlefeisty on the field here lately coming off, which is agood sign,” Whisenhunt said. “He’s talked about plays or‘I should have hit that!’ or, you know, gotten a littlebit emotional. That’s a side of him that’s been excitingto see.”Whisenhunt even threw Richard Bartel in the mix forcontenders for the position, though he’s easily third onthe depth chart now. “I’m excited about all three of our quarterbacks. I’veseen things from them this year that gives me a lot ofcomfort going into next year as opposed to where we were ayear ago,” Whisenhunt said. “We’ve got a lot of things yetto evaluate, but I’m pleased with where we are at thatposition.” What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaycenter_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals quarterback situation in theupcoming offseason will be similar to the story witnessedin 2011.“We’ve got a lot of things to go through in looking at ourseason,” head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “I think that onething has been consistent: We’re always going to play thebest player, the player that gives us the chance to win.” The John Skelton-Kevin Kolb QB competition will be back infull swing once Kolb has made a complete recovery from hisconcussion. Though Skelton led the team to more wins thanKolb in 2011, the starting position is up for grabs withno favoritism in tow.last_img read more