AdoptAHighway Campaign Underway

first_imgHundreds of kilometres of Nova Scotia highways will soon be getting their annual spring cleaning now that the province’s 2006 Adopt-A-Highway program has begun. “Adopt-A-Highway volunteers have been making Nova Scotia highways look better since 1992,” said Theresa Osborne, co-ordinator, Adopt-A-Highway. “Last year they worked more than 6,000 hours along 532 kilometres of highways and 10 interchange areas and picked up almost 5,000 bags of garbage.” In a brief roadside ceremony to officially open the 2006 program today, May 12, Transportation and Public Works Minister Angus MacIsaac recognized the hard work of the volunteers and urged Nova Scotians to be extra careful when driving through cleanup areas. “The hard work done by these volunteers benefits all of us,” said Mr. MacIsaac. “It is important that drivers reduce speed and be extra cautious when they come across one of these cleanup groups at work.” Mr. MacIsaac said volunteers will be wearing fluorescent orange safety vests, but they may be fairly close to the road’s driving surface as they pick up litter from adopted sections of highway. Adopt-A-Highway is an internationally renowned roadside litter cleanup program. It protects and preserves the environmental health of the landscape and maintains scenic routes for motorists. In Nova Scotia it is supported by RRFB (Resource Recovery Fund Board) Nova Scotia, the Women’s Institutes of Nova Scotia, the departments of Transportation and Public Works, Tourism, Culture and Heritage, and Environment and Labour, the Lions Clubs of Nova Scotia, and Clean Nova Scotia. More information about the Adopt-A-Highway Program is available by calling Theresa Osborne at 902-893-6520 or by e-mail at osbornct@gov.ns.ca . Information is also available on the website at www.gov.ns.ca/nsaf/wi/projects/adopt.shtml .last_img read more

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Cops intensify late night patrolling to check harassment incidents

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata police intensified its vigil across the length and breadth of the city during the late night hours following the harassment of former Miss India Ushoshi Sengupta and her cab driver in the heart of the city on July 17.Following the incident, the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reportedly gave instructions to the top cops to strengthen surveillance particularly during the late night. Prodded by the Chief Minister, the city’s police commissioner Anuj Sharma held meeting with the senior officers and chalked out a standard operating procedure so that a police station does not refuse to take a complaint irrespective of their jurisdiction. The standard operating procedure has been delivered to all the police stations in the city charting a guideline on what is to be done if a person intends to lodge a complaint at a police station area other than where the incident had taken place. It says that no complainant should be harassed under any circumstances and steps would be taken against the officers if they are involved in such incidents. A general dairy (GD) should be taken by the on-duty police officers immediately after a harassment victim steps into a police station. If the victim lodges the GD at a police station of different jurisdiction, the police officer of that particular police station should inform the control room and seek advice in this regard. As a part of its surveillance drive the police have been conducting raids at important places in the city after 9 pm. The raids are jointly conducted by the traffic police and anti-rowdy squads of the city police. On Saturday night, the city police prosecuted 2,178 people for various law and order violations. Sengupta was allegedly harassed by some youths late on July 17 while she was on her way home with one of her colleagues in a cab.last_img read more

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Parekh says slowdown temporary as demand for assets growing

first_imgMumbai: HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh exuded optimism that the slowdown, driven by lower consumption, is “temporary” in nature as there is adequate demand for assets across the country. There has been a distinct slowdown in the economy which was reflected in the lower GDP growth of 6.8 percent in FY19, he said. “While there has been an across-the-board slowdown in consumption, given the inherent demand and low penetration levels, I believe this is temporary in nature,” he told the shareholders at the 42nd AGM here Friday. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details There remains adequate demand for affordable housing across the country, which is supported by the government flagship credit-linked subsidy scheme and incentives provided to developers to increase the supply of affordable homes. The demand for commercial real estate has been buoyant, especially across the top eight cities, he added. “One is seeing increased demand for commercial real estate, particularly from the IT sector, e-commerce and professional and services sector,” Parekh said, adding even the demand for retail space has picked up in certain pockets. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday In recent times, several investors such as pension funds, sovereign funds and private equity players with deep pockets have evinced interest in the country’s commercial real estate sector, he said. He said the challenge in the housing sector has been with the upper middle segment and high end luxury housing. “It is this segment where unsold inventory levels are high. This is where the price of the apartments are typically upwards of Rs 2 crore,” he said, adding “I would like to reiterate that the demand for smaller sized homes at affordable price points is still strong”. Parekh said the problem got compounded with the tight liquidity situation that prevailed since last September. This particularly impacted the non-banking finance companies and housing financiers and blamed it on banks’ risk averseness. “Banks are reluctant to lend and there has been a flight to safety where a select, few, high rated NBFCs and HFCs have access to funding, while for several others, access to credit has been chocked,” he said. Due to this a number of NBFCs and HFCs have curtailed disbursements. This in turn has had spillover effects into a number of other sectors. “One is hopeful that normalcy will be restored soon and by the time the festive season sets in, some of the risk averseness should taper off. To my mind, what is critical is re-instilling confidence in lenders to support growth in the economy,” he added.last_img read more

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GLOBAL RENEWS EONES HIGH STAKES DRAMA RANSOM FOR THIRD SEASON SET TO

first_imgAdvertisement TORONTO, July 16, 2018 – Today Global announced a fourth renewal to its slate of Canadian content for the 2019 broadcast year, as suspense drama Ransom has been greenlit for Season 3. From global studio Entertainment One (eOne), Korda Studios, Big Light Productions, and producers Sienna Films, the 13-epsiode series will shoot in Budapest, Hungary, beginning in October 2018 and premiere next year on Global in Canada and CBS in the U.S. This announcement comes on the heels of Global’s recent renewals for Mary Kills People, Private Eyes, and Big Brother Canada.“Continuing Global’s dedication to deliver compelling and powerful original content, we are pleased to renew this intense drama for another season,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President of Original Content, Corus Entertainment. “Teaming up once again with our broadcast and production partners, we are excited to see what type of high stakes situations the crisis resolution team will be up against next season.”“It is thrilling for us to continue the heart-stopping and adrenaline-driven action of Ransom with its fantastic cast, crew, writers, and our production partners,” said Jocelyn Hamilton, eOne’s President – Canada, Television. “Ransom has found fans across North America and the around the world as viewers tune-in to see the crisis resolution team tackle situations in all parts of the globe.” With principal cast returning including Luke Roberts, Nazneen Contractor, Brandon Jay McLaren, and Karen LeBlanc, Season 3 of Ransom follows the world of international crisis and hostage negotiating with Eric Beaumont (Roberts) and his elite team as they save lives when no one else can. Eric understands criminals better than they understand themselves and uses his insight into human behaviour to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases.Viewers who missed any of the action from Season 2 can catch up on Ransom now on GlobalTV.com, Global GO(available on Apple TV and Chromecast), and On Demand.Ransom is inspired by the professional experiences of distinguished crisis negotiator Laurent Combalbert, who, along with his partner, Marwan Mery, are among the top negotiators in the world. They travel the globe to help multinational corporations and government agencies with complex negotiations and conflict resolution.Ransom was created by David Vainola (Diamonds, Combat Hospital) and Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, The Man in the High Castle) who also serves as Executive Producer. Ransom is a Canada–Hungary treaty co-production, produced by Entertainment One (eOne) with executive producers Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny (Sienna Films); Daniel Kresmeryand György Rajnai (Korda Studios) are co-producing. The series executive producers include Valerie Pechels and Odile McDonald (Wildcats Productions). Ransom is developed in association with Corus Entertainment Inc., with the participation from the Canada Media Fund, and produced with the financial assistance of the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.eOne controls worldwide rights to the series.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:@GlobalTV @GlobalTV_PR@CorusPRFacebook:https://www.facebook.com/GlobalTVInstagram:https://www.instagram.com/globaltv/Global Television is a Corus Entertainment Network.Corus EntertainmentCorus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 44 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.About Entertainment OneEntertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.Entertainment One’s robust network includes newly-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production company Renegade 83; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 80,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.About Korda StudiosKorda Studios is a new state-of-the-art filmmaking facility opened in 2007, just outside of Budapest, Hungary. The facility features 3 permanent backlot sets and 7 sound stages, including the Superstage, the largest sound stage in Europe. Over the last 10 years Korda Studios has been home to blockbuster features such as Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, The Martian, and Blade Runner 2049, and television series such as The Borgias, Emerald City, and The Last Kingdom. In 2016 Korda Studios launched its production arm, Korda Productions, with the aim of developing content and fully servicing productions on and off the studio lot, and also founded Korda Finance, offering banking, financing, and executive producing services to producers.About Sienna FilmsHelmed by Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny, Sienna Films is one of Canada’s preeminent production companies. Cardinal, a serialized 6 X 1 hour detective series for Bell Media, starring Billy Campbell and Karine Vanasse, premiered as the #1 new Canadian series and ranked among the Top 10 new series overall in 2016/17. The series is currently in post-production on Season 2, with Season 3 in production. Previous television series include the 13-episode Combat Hospital for Shaw TV, ABC and Sony International, and Canada-South Africa mini-series Diamonds for CBC, ABC and Antennae with James Purefoy, Derek Jacobi and Judy Davis. The company also co-produced the Julian Fellowes-penned mini-series Titanic, a Canada-UK-Hungary co-production for ITV, Shaw Media and ABC. Sienna’s feature films have been released internationally and opened at film festivals including Sundance, Toronto International, Berlin and Rotterdam. They include How She Move (Paramount Vantage/MTV Films); Touch of Pink (Sony Pictures Classics); New Waterford Girl (Alliance Atlantis); I, Claudia; Marion Bridge and Saint Monica. Recently completed is the Canada-Irish co-production Unless starring Catherine Keener. Sweetness in the Belly, a Can/IRE co-production is set to shoot in Ethiopia and London in 2018.About Big Light ProductionsAward-winning American writer and producer Frank Spotnitz founded Big Light Productions Ltd. in 2013 to create and oversee a diverse slate of international television series including drama, comedy, and documentaries, and Big Light has since become one of the fastest-growing independent production companies in Europe. The London and Paris-based production company’s projects include Ransom; the upcoming Medici: Masters of Florence with Richard Madden and Dustin Hoffman; the upcoming comedy-drama series The Indian Detective with international comedian Russell Petersand CTV; the acclaimed Amazon drama series The Man in the High Castle; Crossing Lines Season 3, and Transporter: The Series Season 2 for U.S. and international markets. Spotnitz’s 20+-year career in television includes creating, writing and producing series with networks, cable, streaming services, and other production companies all over the world. His credits also include eight seasons of the hit series The X-Files and its two feature films, Hunted, Strike Back, Night Stalker, Robbery Homicide Division, The Lone Gunmen, Harsh Realm and Millennium. www.biglight.com Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Health Minister Aglukkaq accuses Liberal MP of crossing racial line during House

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA–Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq accused Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett of crossing the racial line in her questioning over health cuts to Aboriginal organizations.Aglukkaq, an Inuk MP from Nunavut, said she found Bennett’s questioning offensive to her Inuit heritage.“As an Aboriginal person, I take that type of line of questioning to be unacceptable,” said Aglukkaq, during question period Monday.Bennett, who is the Liberal Aboriginal affairs critic, accused Aglukkaq’s department of targeting the population with the worse health statistics with cuts.“(Aglukkaq) has cut programs for diabetes, youth suicide, Aboriginal health human resources,” said Bennett, who is non-Aboriginal. “Can the minister explain to this house why her cuts target the population with the worse health outcomes in Canada, the Aboriginal people of Canada.”Aglukkaq said the Conservative government was still concerned about Aboriginal health.“Our government ensured we protected the front-line services of all health care services across the sector,” said Aglukkaq. “We are funding $30 million annually for Aboriginal health research and last year we invested $2.2 million in First Nations and Inuit health programs.”Aglukkaq also said the government promised money in the latest federal budget to improve water and waste-water systems on First Nations reserves.Health Canada cut all funding to the National Aboriginal Health Organization, effectively shutting it down.Aglukkaq has also overseen 100 per cent health funding cuts to the Native Women’s Association of Canada, the Metis National Council and the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples.Health Canada also cut 40 per cent of its funding to the Assembly of First Nations and the Inuit Tapriit Kanatami, which serves Aglukkaq’s own people, the Inuit.last_img read more

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Beating Brain Cancer Moroccan AI Scientist Shows the Way

By Halima BensmailDoha – Every newspaper in the world was diligently writing their obituaries and preparations were already underway for a state funeral. There was a collective sigh in America as it was painfully obvious the country was going to lose one of its most beloved former presidents.Outside of a few oncologists, nobody knew about the breakthrough cancer drug Pembrolizumab, or, as it is now known, ‘the Jimmy Carter drug’. A combination of a fast diagnosis made possible by artificial intelligence (AI) and an entirely new approach to fighting cancer saved Carter’s life. A man expected to die three years ago has instead been actively weighing into the US’ recent 2018 mid-term elections, much to the delight of the Democrats and to the chagrin of the Republicans. Something dramatic is happening in the fight against cancer. A combination of diagnostic tools developed by bioinformatics scientists using AI, along with aggressive immunotherapy breakthroughs, has made cancer less of a death sentence and more of a word puzzle. Now, oncologists no longer speak of ‘remission’; they are beginning to hesitantly use the word ‘cure’.Dr. Halima Bensmail, a Moroccan AI scientist at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), has been instrumental in developing a diagnostic tool for certain types of brain cancer that is also applicable to other cancers—including breast, ovarian, and lung cancer—to identify key driver genes. It can also potentially be used to identify key therapeutic targets in diseases prevalent in Qatar, such as diabetes and obesity.Together with other QCRI researchers and in collaboration with the University of Sannio in Italy, Columbia University Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health Systems, Bensmail built a machine-learning algorithm that can identify the main regulators of separate brain tumors. Knowledge of the purpose of these driver genes and the status of these cancer subtypes could further support the search for treatments or prognostic information in both glioma and other cancer types. The work reveals the identity and biological activities of the main genes that regulate and characterize the differences between different glioma subtypes. Bensmail initially studied mathematics at the University of the Sciences in Rabat, and completed her Ph.D. at the University Pierre et Marie-Curie (ParisVI). Prior to joining QCRI, she taught Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at the University of Virginia Medical School and worked as a scientist at the Data Theory Center at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.Read Also: Breast Cancer Screening in Morocco Fails to Detect Many CasesShe is convinced that the nascent field of bioinformatics, coupled with unconventional approaches to cancer treatment, will save millions of lives in the future. “With the growth of Big Data research and recent developments in sophisticated high-throughput data platforms, an emerging concept is to prevent or treat diseases that takes into account a patient’s variability in terms of genetic inheritance, lifestyle, and environment,” says Bensmail.  “There is an increasing awareness of the value of integrative medical data.”“Machine learning, a branch within the area of AI, is helping computers to learn from data and discover patterns without being explicitly programmed. For example, we developed a deep learning AI algorithm that could provide doctors with an automatic analysis of the brain structure while the patient is still in an MRI scanner. This would save the physician time, which he or she could use for more relevant tasks, such as patient treatment. Ongoing research, testing, and measurable improvements will be necessary to pave the way for the use of intelligent machines in hospital settings. These machines will not replace doctors but support them in their everyday work.”“Another example is using classification and prediction algorithms, to check the predisposition of a population—for instance, the Qatari population—to chronic disease such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease,” adds Bensmail. “In this situation, if we collect data in real time (cross-sectional data) and combine it with their historical data (cohort) as well as data from millions of similar patients, an intelligent system could predict a heart attack with a high rate of precision.”Read Also: Demystifying Cancer in MoroccoDiscoveries of ways to harness the immune system to attack cancer have won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. James Allison of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University in Japan each discovered methods of removing the immune system’s ‘brakes’ that prevent it from attacking tumor cells. Following that path, a special branch of cancer immunotherapy aims at introducing T-cells, which have been specially engineered to recognize a tumor. However, in this case it is of utmost importance to ensure that the T-cell does indeed recognize the tumor and nothing else other than the tumor. If introduced T-cells recognize healthy tissue, the outcome can be fatal. It is therefore extremely important to understand the molecular interaction between the sick cell, such as the peptide (which plays a crucial role in the monitoring of cells in our body by the human immune system) and the MHCI (which binds peptides), and the T-cell.One way to understand this mechanism is to build a classification model—a machine learning algorithm—and apply it to increase the understanding of the molecular interactions governing the activation of T-cells.Bensmail and her colleagues at QCRI have developed an algorithm that can be extended to understand the molecular interactions governing the activation of the T-cells using TCGA data (Cancer Genome Atlas database). They are applying it to predict which Master regulator is activated negatively or positively in response to the immunotherapy. They are currently testing this for breast cancer and hope to generalize it to 32 other cancer types that are part of TCGA database. read more

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Concerns of worlds vulnerable countries top UN Assemblys agenda President

“Both development and the preservation of the environment are of greatest concern to the work of the General Assembly,” Srgjan Kerim told representatives in New York of least developed countries, land-locked developing countries and small island developing States. “The three groups of countries represented here today – almost half of the Member States of the General Assembly – are particularly exposed to economic and environmental challenges.”Mr. Kerim said he would organize a thematic panel bringing together a range of players to discuss climate change early next year, adding that addressing that problem is central to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of targets for tackling various social ills by 2015.“At the mid-point for attainment of the Goals by 2015, I would like to focus the General Assembly’s attention on review of the progress in implementation of the MDGs, to recommitting efforts and resources to reach the agreed targets, and to build consensus for urgent collective action,” he said. Pledging to address these issues in an inclusive and transparent manner, he urged countries to foster “a new climate of mutual trust and cooperation which would strengthen our ability to make meaningful and prompt progress.” 19 October 2007The concerns of the world’s most vulnerable countries, including climate change and the need to reach global anti-poverty targets, top the agenda of the current session of the General Assembly, its president said today. read more

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In letters to US President NY mayor Annan says UN grieves with

“The vicious acts that have been perpetrated against your country have cut us all to the core, for they are an attack on humanity itself,” wrote Mr. Annan in a letter to President Bush, sent on Wednesday. “The United Nations grieves with other New Yorkers, and expresses its solidarity with the American Government and people in this hour of trial.” Underscoring that terrorism threatened democracy, the rule of law, human rights and stability, the Secretary-General said all nations of the world must now work together to identify the perpetrators of these acts and bring them to justice. “All of us must renew our efforts to eradicate terrorism from the face of the earth,” he wrote. In his letter to Mayor Giuliani, Mr. Annan said that the UN was grieving with other New Yorkers at the “gaping wound that has been inflicted on this wonderful city – the city that has been such a good and welcoming host to us.” “Above all, we mourn the deaths of so many valiant police officers, fire fighters and other city officials who lost their lives in this tragedy and in the rescue and recovery efforts – people to whom the UN owes a special debt of gratitude for their work to keep us safe over the years,” he said. Today, the Secretary-General sent a message to the UN staff urging them to “help and comfort those colleagues whose loved ones are missing or have been injured.” Recalling that there had been anxiety on Tuesday and Wednesday about possible threats against the UN complex, Mr. Annan sought to reassure the staff and expressed his gratitude to those who had worked despite the tense circumstances. “I want to thank you all for the calm and good humour you have shown, and are showing, in spite of the stress.” “These tragic events make our work to promote peace and relieve suffering all the more important,” he said. read more

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No 4 Baylor blows past Georgetown for wiretowire victory

LAS VEGAS — Juicy Landrum and NaLyssa Smith each scored 14 points, and No. 4 Baylor received scoring contributions from 10 players in its 67-46 win over Georgetown in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout on Saturday night.Landrum made four 3-pointers and pulled down a team-high nine rebounds to lead the Lady Bears (6-0) to the wire-to-wire victory.The Lady Bears started the game on a 9-0 run and grabbed their first double-digit lead on a 3 by Landrum with 6:02 left in the first quarter. Smith scored 10 points in the first half to help Baylor grab a 47-23 lead at halftime.The Bears shot 18 of 31 from the floor (58.1 per cent) in the first half, including 5 of 10 on 3-pointers, and turned to their size and length to overmatch the Hoyas (4-3).Baylor, which led by as many as 26 points, won the rebounding battle 50-34 and outscored Georgetown 20-6 in the paint.Dionna White had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Georgetown. Mikayla Venson also scored 12 points.BIG PICTUREBaylor: Kalani Brown, the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year, will look to get going in the coming weeks after struggling in the Lady Bears’ games in Las Vegas. Brown finished with just five points and three rebounds on Saturday, and coach Kim Mulkey said her star centre just “needs to relax” and not put too much pressure on herself.Georgetown: After winning their first three games of the season, the Hoyas have dropped three of their last four They will look to string together a few more non-conference wins before starting Big East play on Dec. 29.UP NEXTBaylor (6-0) will visit No. 13 South Carolina in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Dec. 2.Georgetown (4-3) will host Fordham on Thursday.The Associated Press read more

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Football Ohio State releases Week 11 depth chart

Ohio State junior kicker Sean Nuernberger (96) kicks a field goal in the second quarter in the game against Rutgers on Sep. 30. Ohio State won 56-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFour days before No. 6 Ohio State (7-2, 5-1 Big Ten) hosts No. 24 Michigan State (7-2, 5-1 Big Ten), the Buckeyes released their Week 11 depth chart, leaving the majority of the depth chart unchanged except for two changes on special teams.For the first time this season, freshman Blake Haubeil was listed as the co-starter with redshirt junior Sean Nuernberger at kicker. Nuernberger is 10-for-12 in field goal tries this season with his only two misses coming during Ohio State’s Oct. 7 matchup against Maryland. Though he drilled his lone field goal attempt against Iowa, it was a near miss as the ball appeared to fly above the left upright. Nuernberger is listed as the team’s kickoff specialist. However, Haubeil kicked off against Iowa. The only other change was redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber being listed as a co-starter with redshirt junior H-back Parris Campbell as the kickoff returner. Sophomore H-back K.J. Hill was the listed backup kick returner despite being the co-starter on last week’s depth chart. Weber returned six kicks for Ohio State against Iowa and averaged 17.2 yards as the returner due to Campbell missing the game. Campbell has averaged 36.6 yards per return through nine kick returns this season, and has been cleared to play against Michigan State.Ohio State’s game against the Spartans kicks off at noon Saturday at Ohio Stadium. read more

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15 puntastic Valentines Day cards

first_imgIS THERE A better time of year for puns than Valentine’s Day?We would argue that there is not, and as it is fast approaching (it’s on Friday, fact fans) now is the perfect time to gaze upon some of the beautiful punny creations which have been made for this special occasion.Hopefully they’ll get your creative juices flowing and you’ll come up with something magical for the love of your lifeFor someone classy Source: Buck and LilyIf you need to spice things up Source: Emily and Ivory Well, that’s your Valentine’s Day card sorted>5 of the oddest things you can actually do this Valentine’s Day> For the pizza lover Source: Plaid Panties and Lollipop Trees For the hirsute one in your life Source: Punny Business A coffee lover? Source: Buck and LilyFor the history buff Source: Ben KlingFor someone smokin’ hot Source: PinterestFor everyone (Everyone loves toast, right?) Source: DawandaIn love with a medical professional? Source: KollaboraMad about a farmer? Source: While Wearing HeelsFor an admirer of the classics Source: Skeleton RoadKnow a fisherman who needs a cuddle? Source: PinterestFor a funghi in your life (we couldn’t help ourselves) Source: MemebaseWant to get straight to the point? Source: s postPerfect for the vegetarian in your life Source: Shiny Lifelast_img read more

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Sony is developing PlayStation games for iOS and Android

first_imgIf further proof were needed as to how important the gaming market on smartphones and tablets is becoming, look no further than the latest press release from Sony Computer Entertainment (soon to be Sony Interactive Entertainment). As of April 1st, a new company called ForwardWorks Corporation is being established by Sony in order to produce games for mobile devices.Sony isn’t new to the world of mobile gaming having previously used its PlayStation brand to produce and promote games on smartphones. But this latest move seems to be mirroring what Nintendo is doing with a slow move into app store gaming on iOS and Android in order to generate more revenue and hopefully direct gamers towards Sony/Nintendo gaming hardware.ForwardWorks will have access to all of Sony’s intellectual property related to gaming and the PlayStation brand. However, it seems that for now the focus will be on gamers in Japan and Asia. We shouldn’t expect to see any PlayStation titles appearing on iOS and Android in the US or across Europe. Not yet, anyway.It will be interesting to see how Sony approaches mobile gaming on third-party platforms. The company won’t enjoy having to pay Apple 30%, so we may see a number of free-to-play titles appearing as a way of advertising the PlayStation brand. We could also see apps that compliment games on PS4. On the other hand, Sony may have decided the PS Vita is eventually going to come to the end of its life and a Vita 2 isn’t viable. Smartphone games could replace that income stream if handled well.last_img read more

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Mamata vows to eradicate poverty create jobs

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said her government is committed towards the alleviation of poverty in the state and also to generate employments.Taking to Twitter on the occasion of World Day of Social Justice, Chief Minister said: “Today is #WorldDayofSocialJustice. Our government is committed to the alleviation of poverty, reducing unemployment, combating illiteracy and upholding human rights. This is exemplified in the social sector allocation in our budget — Rs 41,131 crore, nearly 10% more than last fiscal.” Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseIt may be mentioned here that after becoming the Chief Minister, Banerjee started a host of new social schemes to cater to the people from various walks of the society. To run these schemes in a better way the state Finance department has increased the budgetary allocation by 10 per cent than what had been in the last fiscal year. In a significant boost to the agriculture sector, the Mamata Banerjee government increased the budgetary allocation by 120 per cent. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe government has achieved notable economic growth through the reduction of fiscal and revenue deficit in the state. The school education sector in the state has witnessed an increase in the budgetary allocation this year from Rs 24,720 crore to Rs 27,541 crore while in health sector the figure has gone up to Rs 9,556 crore from Rs 8,770 crore. Various social schemes introduced by the Chief Minister that have contributed to the social and economic upliftment of the people in the state include Kanyashree, Sabuj Sathi, Khadya Sathi, Sabujshree, Sikshashree, Gatidhara, Gitanjai, Lok Prasar Prakalpa, Fair Price Medicine shops, Shishu Sathi and so on. It may be mentioned here that the Kanyashree scheme, a brain child of the Chief Minister, has brought down the school dropout rate and also has helped girls from Bengal to become successful in different fields. Most of the 50 lakh girls from over 16,500 educational institutions have become “role-models” as they have got engaged in different sports, martial arts and skill development and they are also actively working against social evils like child marriage and dowry system. The scheme had also bagged the first prize in United Nations Public Service Award for Asia Pacific.last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | February 04, 2009 Calgary’s Web-Based Platform Integrates Easily Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more Related Content Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more center_img Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare February 4, 2009 – Calgary Scientific Inc. launched the multi patent-pending PureWeb Platform, a medical application platform designed to enable both Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD products and third-party applications to be delivered over the web. These applications are delivered with full functionality over a simple web browser (including Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox) without any client downloads. Combined with the power of PureWeb, the ResolutionMD product line delivers powerful advanced visualization tools and sophisticated diagnostic imaging clinical modules. The PureWeb platform has the unique capability to rapidly integrate and virtualize third-party software applications. True virtualization of medical images and sophisticated clinical modules along with the core capabilities of the PureWeb Platform can uniquely harmonize multiple medical technologies from diverse vendors onto one standardized, high-performance platform. All of these capabilities are available via a simple web browser. This capability offers the medical enterprise unheard of flexibility, through vendor cooperation, to create a customized, best-of-breed, enterprise-wide solution that is available anytime, anywhere to any approved user. Calgary Scientific says PureWeb Platform does not sacrifice the speed or functionality of an existing product. There is no data duplication and there are few limitations to enable third-party applications for delivery over the web, making traditional thin-client solutions obsolete. PureWeb is designed to decrease costs by offering one unified system with a centralized architecture, eliminating the need to manage workstation hardware and operating system compatibilities, and extending the lifecycle of hardware, as the browser-based client capability is both low-impact and universal. The PureWeb Platform can also support Software as a Service models, removing the requirement for initial capital investment by end-users. For more information: www.calgaryscientific.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

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