Grant Morrison, author of Batman and Superman comics, is collaborating with Indian artist Mukesh Singh to publish a four book series on the Mahabharata. The books accompany an animated television series and video game, which its creators say, is a “Psychedelic Lord of the Rings with Star Wars technology.” The first book is the series was released on Aug 25.“Just as you don’t have to be a hobbit and live in the Shire to appreciate The Lord of the Rings, you don’t have to be well-versed in Indian culture to enjoy the Mahabharata,” said Morrison, adding there is an “enormous techno-atomic hammer of the gods,” an “albino super-elephant” and “super-massive hi-altitude dreadnaughts.” Morrison says, “All technology should consider embracing some of this retro-Indian-steam punk aesthetic.” Related Items
Powerade VIDEO: From Tiny Shorts to Loose-Fitting Shirts: The Evolution of FIFA World Cup Kits Goal 23:04 6/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Powerade World Cup Videos The World Cup has overseen a smorgasbord of kit trends, patterns and fads over the years, and Russia will be no different At the World Cup, nothing stands still, not least the kits worn by those competing in the biggest show on earth.The 1970’s saw football’s superstars wearing tiny shorts and cotton shirts, with Germany, Brazil and Argentina achieving glory in heavier kits than the ones sported in the modern age.It didn’t take long for designers to develop kits that would enhance players’ ability to flourish on the sport’s grandest stage. Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move In the 1980’s and 1990’s, manufacturers started to make kits that were more comfortable for players to wear, with artificial polyester fabric replacing cotton as the material of choice for the likes of Mexico, Poland and Nigeria.The 2000’s saw loose-fitting shirts emerge as the new trend, with Argentina and France sporting more liberating, breathable jerseys.But a more shrunken look has reigned supreme in the 2010’s, with recyclable materials used in the making of recent kits.World Cup kits have evolved throughout the years. Which ones will be remembered from the extravaganza in Russia?
Eastern Shipbuilding, October 24, 2013 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站？确定 My location Print Close zoom Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has delivered a newbuild offshore support vessel, the M/V HOS RED ROCK (Hull 202), to Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC . The vessel, launched on April 19, 2013, is the second of four designated as the HOSMAX 300 series.Hornbeck’s first vessel, the HOS RED DAWN (Hull 201), was delivered on June 21, 2013 and is currently servicing offshore drilling operations in the US Gulf of Mexico. Hornbeck’s third vessel the HOS RENAISSANCE (Hull 203) is currently at Eastern completing final outfitting, regulatory and DP – 2 trials. Delivery of the HOS RENAISSANCE is scheduled for November 2013.These high-tech vessels feature four Caterpillar 3516 C 16-cylinder turbo-charged Tier III diesel generator engines each rated at 1825 kW at 1,800 rpm. Main propulsion power is provided by two GE Energy furnished Hyundai 2500 kW 690VAC electric motors driving two Schottel SRP 2020 FPZ-Drives with nozzles rated at 2,500 kW at 1,025 rpm each for a total of 6,704 Hp.These vessels are capable of a maximum speed of 14 knots with a cruising speed of 12 knots. The fully integrated bridge is arranged for increased visibility and features the latest technology in navigation, communication equipment.
London: Google is allegedly relaying your personal information to advertisers via hidden web pages, allowing it to circumvent the European Union privacy regulations, new evidence submitted to Ireland’s Data Protection Commission has revealed. The Data Protection Commission began an investigation into Google’s practices in May after it received a complaint from privacy-focused browser maker Brave that Google was allegedly violating the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), CNET on Wednesday quoted a Financial Times report. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Johnny Ryan, chief policy officer for Brave, submitted the new evidence, and discovered that Google allegedly used a tracker containing web browsing information, location and other data and sent it to advertising companies via webpages that “showed no content”. Ryan’s evidence showed that Google had “labelled him with an identifying tracker that it fed to third-party companies that logged on to a hidden web page”. Google responded, saying it doesn’t serve “personalized ads or send bid requests to bidders without user consent”. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India According to the Data Protection Commission, the purpose of its inquiry “is to establish whether processing of personal data carried out at each stage of an advertising transaction is in compliance with the relevant provisions of the GDPR. “The GDPR principles of transparency and data minimisation, as well as Google’s retention practices, will also be examined,” it had said. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday directed Google to pay a record $170 million over YouTube’s child privacy violations. The settlement requires Google and YouTube to pay $136 million to the FTC and $34 million to New York for allegedly violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. In a complaint filed against the companies, the FTC and New York Attorney General alleged that YouTube violated the COPPA Rule by collecting personal information — in the form of persistent identifiers that are used to track users across the Internet — from viewers of child-directed channels, without first notifying parents and getting their consent. YouTube earned millions of dollars by using the identifiers, commonly known as cookies, to deliver targeted ads to viewers of these channels, according to the complaint.
Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement All 8 seasons and 96 episodes of SHOWTIME hit series DEXTER begins streaming Sunday, Jan. 1Slavery-era drama UNDERGROUND begins streaming Friday, Jan. 6Led by Jason Momoa (GAME OF THRONES, Justice League), FRONTIER brings to life a thrilling and original depiction of Canada’s ruthless fur trade, streaming Friday, Jan. 20The first look of CTV’s new six-part serialized drama CARDINAL premieres Tuesday, 24 in a special CraveTV First Look, 24 hours ahead of the CTV broadcast premiereSeason 1 of the gripping drama series OUTSIDERS launches Friday, Jan. 6 and Season 2 begins streaming Tuesday, 24 New episodes of SHOWTIME’s Golden Globe®-winning series THE AFFAIR available, leading up to the Season 3 finale, Sunday, 27 at 10 p.m. ETMusic titles COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK from HBO, critically acclaimed Rod Howard’s documentary THE BEATLES: 8 DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS, and live concert special THE ROLLING STONES: HAVANA MOON, all begin streaming Friday, 27This month in CraveTV history:The series premiere of HBO’s crime drama series THE SOPRANOS premiered January 10, 1999 (HBO/ Dramas)The critically acclaimed comedy series BROAD CITY premiered January 22, 2014 (Comedies, If You Liked Sex and the City, Sitcoms)Documentary series PENN & TELLER: BULLSH*T premiered January 24, 2003 (The SHOWTIME Collection, Documentaries)The Beatles’ rooftop concert at Apple Corps was the final public performance of the English rock band, January 30, 1969 (Documentaries, Music) Last Chance programming:Titles rotating off the service this month include: THE FOLLOWING (January 7) and BATTLESTAR GALATICA (January 8) JANUARY’S SCHEDULE:Information about CraveTV’s January lineup is outlined below; titles are listed in order of streaming start dates. CraveTV adds new programming every week on #iCraveFridays:Sunday, Jan. 1DEXTER – Seasons 1-8 (The SHOWTIME Collection, Crime & Mystery, Dramas)Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall, SIX FEET UNDER) is everyone’s favourite serial killer. As a Miami forensics expert, he spends his days solving crimes, and nights committing them. But Dexter lives by a strict code of honour that is both his saving grace and lifelong burden. Torn between his deadly compulsion and his desire for true happiness, Dexter is a man in profound conflict with the world and himself.10 p.m. ET – THE AFFAIR – Season 3, Episode 6 (The SHOWTIME Collection, Crime & Mystery, Dramas)Noah’s (Dominic West) unexplained absence sends Helen (Maura Tierney) on a journey of increasingly troublesome discoveries. Noah’s compelled to return to a place he’s spent his life trying to escape. He attempts to repair his relationship with Martin (Jake Siciliano) with the sense that time is quickly running out. Friday, Jan. 6THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL – Season 3 (Stand-Up Comedy, Comedies)Based on the popular live show, THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL features comedy icons and up-and-comers performing in the back of a comic book shop. Hosts Jonah Ray (TRIP TANK) and Kumail Nanjiani (SILICON VALLEY) welcome the best comedians around the world as they experiment with new bits onstage and hang out backstage. The premiere episode features sets from Jay Larson, Byron Bowers, Brian Posehn, and Wild Horses (Lauren Lapkus, Erin Whitehead, Mary Holland, and Stephanie Allyne).UNDERGROUND – Season 1 (Dramas, Historic TV)This ten-episode, one-hour series follows a group of courageous plantation slaves who attempt one of the greatest escapes in history and break free, despite the dire consequences that await them on the other side. UNDERGROUND’s strong cast includes Jurnee Smollett-Bell (TRUE BLOOD, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) as sheltered house slave Rosalee; Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton) as the driven Noah; Marc Blucas (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) as abolitionist lawyer John Hawkes; Reed Diamond (AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D) as plantation owner Tom Macon; and Christopher Meloni (LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT) as the secretive August Pullman. Season 2 of UNDERGROUND is slated to premiere in March 2017 on Bravo.CraveTV Original OUTSIDERS, Season 1 (Dramas, Crime & Mystery)OUTSIDERS explores the epic struggle between the Farrell Clan, who have lived atop the rugged Shay Mountain for over two hundred years, and their battle to defend their land and their way of life from the town below and anyone who would dare to challenge them.Sunday, Jan. 8 10 p.m. ET – THE AFFAIR – Season 3, Episode 7 (The SHOWTIME Collection, Crime & Mystery, Dramas)Helen gives Noah the help he needs, though the cost might be too high. At his weakest moment, Noah’s world has never seemed more hostile or bewildering. A vital moment of release turns into something that can’t be undone.Friday, Jan. 13J. COLE FOREST HILLS DRIVE: HOMECOMING (The HBO Collection, Music)One of music’s biggest stars returns home to Fayetteville, North Carolina. Part concert film, part backstage pass, the special tells J. Cole’s compelling life story through his own words and music, and through the observations of those who know him best.REIGN – Season 3 (Teen Drama, Historic TV, Dramas, All-Canadian)In Season 3, Queen Mary (Adelaide Kane) struggles to hold on to her power in Scotland amidst Queen Elizabeth’s (Rachel Skarsten) campaign to sabotage her with the help of a new ally in Queen Catherine (Megan Follows). Meanwhile, with Francis’ (Toby Regbo) fate at odds and Elizabeth distracted by temptation in her first love, Robert Dudley (Charlie Carrick), both queens struggle to rule.TOSH.0 – Season 8 – Episodes 21-30 (Comedies, For Letterkenny Fans)With razor sharp wit and biting commentary, comedian Daniel Tosh delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious in this topical series. In addition, the series features viral clips of the week and original videos created by and starring well-known actors and comedians.Sunday, Jan. 1510 p.m. ET – THE AFFAIR – Season 3, Episode 8 (The SHOWTIME Collection, Crime & Mystery, Dramas)An unexpected event gives Alison (Ruth Wilson) reason to celebrate, while also provoking a sobering realization. Soon after, a startling warning leaves her considering the unthinkable. Cole’s (Joshua Jackson) frustrations with Alison come to a head, ultimately producing a personal deconstruction, and a radical truth.Friday, Jan. 20FRONTIER – Season 1 (Discovery, Dramas, Historic TV, All-Canadian)Rooted in Canadian history and explored for the first time on television, the action-packed and authentic fiction series follows the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade of the late 18th century. Told from multiple perspectives, FRONTIER takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between Aboriginal tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts. Stars Jason Momoa, Landon Liboiron (HEMLOCK GROVE, DEGRASSI), Alun Armstrong (NEW TRICKS, Braveheart), Zoe Boyle (DOWNTON ABBEY, SONS OF ANARCHY), and Allan Hawco (REPUBLIC OF DOYLE).CHINA 2000 BC – THE RISE AND FALL OF DYNASTIES IN ACIENT CHINA (Discovery, Documentaries)Ahead of Chinese New Year, THE RISE AND FALL OF DYNASTIES IN ACIENT CHINA documents from 2000 B.C and 221 B.C., many civilizations developed in the area now known as China, each with its own distinct language, culture, and food. Archeological discoveries provide clues about how exactly these civilizations merged into one culture.NOT SAFE WITHN NIKKI GLASER – Season 1, Episodes 11-20 (Comedies, If You Liked Sex and the City…)It’s safe to say Nikki Glaser is in love with sex talk. In her show, the self-proclaimed “curious perv” provides an open, honest, shameless, and salacious stand-up comedic performance. Sunday, Jan. 2210 p.m. ET – THE AFFAIR – Season 3, Episode 9 (The SHOWTIME Collection, Crime & Mystery, Dramas)Helen’s escape to Montauk exacerbates her guilt and hastens an identity crisis. Noah’s world collapses, and he is left to process something horrific.Tuesday, Jan. 24CRAVETV FIRST LOOK: CARDINAL – Season 1, Episode 1 “Cardinal” (Dramas, Crime & Mystery, All-Canadian)Detective John Cardinal (Billy Campbell, THE KILLING) is brought back to the Homicide Unit when the body of a missing girl is discovered. Reluctant to return to the case that got him demoted, and new partner Detective Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse, REVENGE), Cardinal’s belief that he is dealing with a serial killer soon draws him back in.OUTSIDERS, Season 2, Episode 1 (Dramas, Crime & Mystery)In the second season of action-packed drama OUTSIDERS, the struggle for power and control continues in the rugged hills of Appalachia as the conflict between the clan and the town escalates with the Farrells becoming more isolated than ever before. The uneasy truce that had generally existed between the townspeople and the Farrell clan came to an end as Big Coal interests headed up the mountain and the standoff at the end of Season 1 continues to have repercussions, putting everyone to the test as they’re forced to face new challenges and enemies.Friday, Jan. 27 THE BEATLES: 8 DAYS A WEEK: THE TOURING YEARS (Documentaries, Music)February 9, 1964, 8:12 p.m. ET – after a brief commercial break, four young men from Liverpool step onto the Ed Sullivan stage, changing culture forever. Seventy-three million people watched The Beatles perform that night, the largest audience in television history. It was an event that united a nation and signaled the birth of youth culture as we know it today.COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK (HBO, Documentaries, Music)This HBO documentary uncovers a wealth of new material that exposes the emotional rollercoaster of Nirvana’s lead man Kurt Cobain’s personal life. It celebrates his uncompromising creative spirit, including the inspiration for the film’s title, a circa-1988 sound collage he titled Montage of Heck. Recorded by Cobain on a four-track cassette recorder, it’s a free-form mash-up of song bites, manipulated radio recordings, elements of demos, and disparate sounds.THE ROLLING STONES: HAVANA MOON (Music)The Rolling Stones go down in Cuban history as they become the first rock band to play a free outdoor concert to hundreds of thousands in Havana. THE ROLLING STONES: HAVANA MOON, it’s a companion to documentary THE ROLLING STONES OLE OLE OLE!: A TRIP ACROSS LATIN AMERICA, currently streaming on CraveTV.WHITNEY CUMMINGS: I’M YOUR GIRLFRIEND (The HBO Collection, Comedies, Stand-Up Comedy)Comedian and actor Whitney Cummings dishes up an hour of audacious adult humour taped in front of a live audience at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.SHARKNADO THE 4TH AWAKENS (Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Dramas)Fin (Ian Ziering), his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the five years since the most recent attack, but now sharks and tornadoes are being whipped up in unexpected ways and places.Sunday, Jan. 2910 p.m. ET – THE AFFAIR – Season 3, Episode 10 **Season Finale**Noah’s visit to Paris provides Juliette (Irène Jacob) with a distraction from unpleasant realities at home, but subsequent tragedy brings her true priorities into sharper focus. A chance encounter offers Noah the possibility of healing a relationship in desperate need of repair.Tuesday, Jan. 31CRAVETV FIRST LOOK: CARDINAL – Season 1 Episode 2 As the Algonquin Bay Police Department attempts to make amends with the community for the botched investigation into Katie Pine’s disappearance, Detective Lise Delorme (Karine Vanasse, REVENGE) risks exposure of her investigation in an attempt to catch Detective John Cardinal (Billy Campbell, THE KILLING) in the act of a crime. Meanwhile, the killer zeroes in on his next victim.OUTSIDERS, Season 2, Episode 2 (Dramas, Crime & Mystery)Episodic information currently unavailable. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter
By Safaa KasraouiRabat – A video posted on social media shows Moroccan security officers forcibly removing a Moroccan passenger from an Italy-bound Ryanair flight before departure on Wednesday morning from Marrakech’s Menara airport.Filmed by one of the passengers aboard the FR8847 flight that was due to leave at 9:40 a.m., the video went viral, causing outrage among social media users. The footage shows a policeman, gendarme and another man using force to make the passenger leave the flight. In the recording, they grab him violently and push him down the stairs. When they start to slap his face, the flight’s passengers bang on the windows in attempt to stop the violence.YouTube channel Dadi TV on Thursday published a video responding to the incident at the El Menara airport. The video’s presenter spoke to passengers aboard the plane, who said that the person who was forced to leave the plane had not done anything wrong. He revealed that the removed passenger had successfully completed the boarding process. The video presenter added that the passenger “did not comply with the officers’ orders because he did not want to miss his flight.” The speaker continued that while he is not against Moroccan authorities or their checking process, it is necessary they conduct their actions in an appropriate manner without causing harm. He concluded that the incident could affect tourism in Morocco, because both national and international passengers were on the flight and reacting to the incident.
Calling on the Government and opposition groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) to abide by a ceasefire and other agreements that halted a rebel advance on the capital, the Security Council this morning extended the mandate of the United Nations peacebuilding office in the country until 31 January 2014.Through resolution 2088, adopted unanimously, the Council tasked the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the CAR (BINUCA), to work with all parties to facilitate the full implementation of the agreements – signed in the Gabonese capital of Libreville on 11 January – as part of its mandate to help consolidate peace in the long-troubled CAR, including support for security reform and reintegration of ex-combatants.In December, following attacks on several towns in the country’s north-east, an alliance of rebel groups – known, collectively, as ‘Séléka’ – had taken major towns on the way to the capital, Bangui, before agreeing to start peace talks under the auspices of the regional group known as the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).The resulting agreements included a ceasefire, statement of principles and a political pact that defines power-sharing arrangements and a period of political transition for the CAR. In today’s resolution, in that context, the Council welcomed the appointment of a representative of the opposition as the Prime Minister for a Government of National Unity.Expressing strong concern over security in the CAR, which it said remained “precarious,” the Council also welcomed the continued efforts of the ECCAS-led mission in the country, known as MICOPAX, calling on countries and all organizations in the region to help maintain stability in the area in cooperation with the CAR Government.Through the resolution, the Council underlined the Government’s responsibilities to maintain law and order, ensure respect for freedom of expression and other human rights, reform its security sector, and stressed the importance of bi-lateral assistance in those areas. It also strongly condemned continued recruitment and use of children in armed groups, killing and maiming of civilians, rape and sexual slavery and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence and abductions, and targeting of ethnic minorities perpetrated by armed groups, pointing, in particular to the continued threat of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).Addressing journalists at UN Headquarters in New York via video-link from Bangui, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of BINUCA, Margaret Vogt, welcomed the fact that the resolution stressed the need to have her office provide support for the implementation of the Libreville agreement. She also praised “the speed at which regional countries deployed troops to Bangui” to help stabilize the situation, and noted that the creation of a follow-up committee for the agreement is now in progress, but there are difficulties in making pact hold in the field, where violent incidents continue to occur. It was now critical to educate cadres throughout the country on the provisions of the agreement and to start disarmament and re-integration programmes in earnest, by overcoming obstacles that stalled them in the past year, as well as making progress in political and security-sector reform, Ms. Vogt said.“Of course all of this depends on availability of funds,” she added. “The international community now needs to engage more forcefully, both diplomatically and financially, to pull the CAR from the brink.”
An RAF tanker aircraft and two F-15 fighters came within a split second of colliding over the North Sea after a flight controller was distracted by a phone call, an official report has revealed.The pilots of the RAF Voyager claimed that one of the United States Air Force jets was as near as 160ft (50 metres) when it flew directly across their path as they were flying at 322mph.The F-15 flying at 402mph was so close that the tanker crew could feel the turbulence as it switched on its afterburner and roared away in a desperate bid to avoid a crash.One of the pilots of the tanker immediately reported the near-miss to flight controllers, saying he and his crew “were very close to not being there anymore”.A report by the UK Airprox Board, which investigates near misses, concluded that the F-15s had been flown “into conflict” with the Voyager. An RAF investigation found the air traffic controllers “did not effectively prevent the F15 from entering the airspace around the Voyager”.The report made 15 recommendations to prevent similar near misses, including a review of airspace names. But it also blamed air traffic controllers for failing to provide adequate “traffic information” and misunderstandings between them and the American pilots.One controller based at Stanwick, Hampshire, was said to have been confused when the F-15s stated that they would be flying in the Wash area and assumed they meant the geographic Wash.But the F15 crews meant they were flying into the so-called Wash Aerial Tactics Area which extended further north into the refuelling zone where the RAF tanker was flying. 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. We were very close to not being there anymoreRAF tanker pilot The controller had assumed the F-15s would be flying safely further south. As a result, he answered a landline phone which was not his responsibility and became “embroiled in a distracting and complicated” call.The report said that the call “served to further increase his workload and resulted in him focusing on an that task rather than on the F15s”.A trainee air traffic controller who was also monitoring the airspace said the F-15s had suddenly turned towards the Voyager and the incident “escalated rapidly”, leaving her no time to order the tanker to take avoiding action.The near miss happened on January 5 this year at a height of 16,000ft around ten miles off the coast of north Norfolk after the Voyage from RAF Brize Norton had refuelled two RAF Typhoons in mid-air.The Voyager which is the size of airline jet and normally has a crew of eight and two pilots was flying west with its wing hoses still trailing when it received an alert about two approaching aircraft.Investigators said they were “disappointed” that the American pilots had not been told in a pre-flight briefing that refuelling was taking place in the area where they were to be flying.As a result, the F-15s entered the refuelling area off the Norfolk coast – one of 14 such areas in the UK – without realising that it was “active”.
…pay courtesy call on First Lady First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, yesterday, received a courtesy call from two overseas-based Guyanese students; Ms. Kelly Hyles, a Pre-Medical Course student of the Harvard University, who made headlines last year when she was accepted by 21 colleges across the United States of America, including eight Ivy League universities and Ms. Avanelle Thomas, a student at Loma Linda University, California. Hyles was born in Guyana while Thomas was born in the United States to Guyanese parents. They have returned home to complete their six-week Public Health System Rotation, a government release stated.The rotation is geared at giving them an in-depth look at the health care system in Guyana by placing them at hospitals, to shadow doctors and nurses in the Accident and Emergency Unit, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, General Medicine and other departments.According to the Ministry of the Presidency, Mrs. Granger told the two students that it is heartening to see them returning to Guyana to serve in and learn from the local health sector. “I said to myself that I have to see these two young ladies, who are in Guyana learning about how the medical system operates. I am happy to see that you girls are doing well but I am even more pleased that you have returned to serve. It shows that you are taking your professional pursuits seriously,” she said.Ms. Hyles, who was posted at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), finished her Rotation last week, while Ms. Thomas is placed at the Davis Memorial Hospital and will complete her rotation in September.In an invited comment, Ms. Hyles said that it is great opportunity to gain clinical exposure in her home country.Meanwhile, Ms. Thomas said that while she is a United States citizen, she has always set her sights on returning to Guyana.“I am working at one of the local hospitals to help with the nutrition programmes and to educate persons on diabetes. It’s been my goal to come to Guyana and experience my heritage and give back in a way in which I can use my profession,” the MoTP quoted the scholar as saying. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyanese scholar pays courtesy call on U.S. AmbassadorMay 25, 2016In “latest news”President urges Guyanese students studying overseas to return home and serve their countryDecember 30, 2015In “latest news”President meets Guyanese girl who was accepted into 21 top colleges across U.S.May 23, 2016In “latest news”
THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS Committee has recommended a review of the code of corporate law that would allow for fines for people who run failed banks and which was help tackle white collar crime.In a report assessing the management of the financial crisis up to the end of September 2008 and efforts to stabilise the banking sector since then, the committee referred to a “significant gap” relating to enforcement against individuals. The report to the Dáil points out that, five years on from the crisis, there has been no successful prosecution against an individual, though a small number of cases are pending.Speaking today, committee Chairman John McGuinness said:Based on the evidence taken by the Committee, it is clear that there was a number of key failings including that the Regulator was not sufficiently aware of the risks that were being taken by bankers whose lending to developers should have forewarned the State of the dangers that were being created by the property bubble.The report recommends a review and strengthening of the code of corporate law in terms of enforcement against individuals “as a matter of urgency”. It also recommends a review of the system for investigating white collar crime.Further recommendations include a change in the code of all State bodies to hold all former officials accountable even after they have retired, greater powers for the Central Bank to put firms into administration and fines for banks who do not meet lending and mortgage resolution targets.Read: Committee should be ‘unhindered’ in investigating garda whistleblower files>Read: Why Seán FitzPatrick won’t appear before the Public Accounts Committee> This contrasts, for example, with the situation in the UK where directors of failed banks have been banned or have faced heavy fines. In that regard also, the whole system of tackling while collar crime has not operated well and there is no law on reckless trading as in other jurisdictions.
‘It gives Irish 7s a real boost’ – Victorious Ireland react to historic rugby success After last year’s late heartbreak, Ireland’s victory at today’s Hong Kong 7s qualifier secured promotion to the sport’s elite. By Gavin Cooney Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Subscribe The Irish players celebrate their promotion. Image: Yu Chun Christopher Wong/INPHO 22 Comments Updated Apr 7th 2019, 1:00 PM IRISH HEAD COACH Anthony Eddy has hailed his players after this morning’s tournament win in Hong Kong propelled the men’s sevens team to the elite bracket of the sport. A 28-7 win over the hosts in this morning’s Hong Kong Sevens – following the earlier semi-final win over Germany – means that Ireland will compete in the World Rugby Sevens Series in 2020. It’s a somewhat belated promotion for Ireland, having endured last-second heartbreak against Japan at the semi-final stage last year. “We had a go last year and didn’t quite make it, we just missed out”, said Eddy after the game. https://the42.ie/4580755 Sunday 7 Apr 2019, 1:00 PM Image: Yu Chun Christopher Wong/INPHO 28,809 Views Share11 Tweet Email2 Short URL The Irish players celebrate their promotion. “We’ve worked really hard over the last 12 months so they thoroughly deserve their victory and a spot on the World Series. It gives Irish Sevens a real boost. It’s already shown what a pathway it can bring for players to progress to 15s, and to provincial teams.“This gives other players an opportunity to be on the world stage continually, and another pathway to wear a green jersey and represent your country.”The only blemish on Ireland’s record from this week’s competition was a 26-26 draw with Uruguay in the pool stages, after which Eddy was happy with his side’s response. “We just regrouped. We’re a tight group. We probably let ourselves down a little bit in that game.“We lost a couple of players to injury during the week too, so ten players toughed it out for the last two days.“They look after each other, they work hard for each other; they are a good bunch of friends and again, played well yesterday and played really well today.” Irish captain Billy Dardis, meanwhile, pointed to what Ireland have learned from last year’s disappointment. “We might have underestimated it. I don’t mean the teams, I meant the whole three-day tournament and how competitive [it is]. “One thing Anthony said before the tournament was that every team is going to be desperate, so it’s class. It’s unreal, and I’m speechless.“Being able to smile during a game is unreal. We all spoke about it months ago, we all dream about it, so now that it’s actually happened, it’s unreal.” Ireland will participate in Sevens tournaments in England and France later this year, ahead of a shot at Olympic qualification later this year.“We’ll definitely target London and Paris”, said Eddy, “they are two great tournaments close to home which makes it better.“Also we have Olympic qualification for Rugby Europe after those tournaments, so we will use those for good preparation for Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification.” Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Apr 7th 2019, 12:27 PM
A Razer toaster is coming, says the PC gaming hardware company. Razer After thousands of Facebook likes and dozens of tattoos, the fans have spoken and the Razer toaster will become a reality. A joke that started in 2013 led to the creation of the Give Us the Razer Toaster Please Facebook page, and Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan said the PC gaming hardware company would create the toaster if the page acquired 1 million likes. Following up on the horseplay, Razer’s 2016 April Fools’ prank was Project Breadwinner, the “first gaming-grade kitchen appliance built for gamers, by gamers.” 23 Photos Razer’s triple threat: The tri-screen Project Valerie… Razer’s mid-2019 Blade gaming laptops glide along the cutting edge Tags Alright now I got to start looking at designing the damn toaster. Gotta get some partners and components involved. @intel, @nvidia @elonmusk any interest? https://t.co/ZZjHu9EHQx— Min-Liang Tan (@minliangtan) May 3, 2019 Razer 2 Now playing: Watch this: 1:22 Share your voice Kevin Allan, senior PR manager for Razer, said in an email Thursday that there’s no internal information yet about the toaster, however, there was, at one time, a prop that could burn the company logo onto toast. Comments Fans of the idea continued to show support for the gamer-oriented kitchen appliance over the years, with a dozen even getting tattoos of the toaster. On Monday, Tan liked the page and confirmed in a Facebook post that Razer will begin development of the Razer toaster. “Alright — I didn’t think these guys were going to make it — but they did,” Tan wrote. “Well… what can I say. I’ve just officially liked their page — and I’m going to put together my team of designers and engineers. It will take a few years — but I’ll be sure to share the progress — and make it a community affair. A Razer Toaster — For Razer Toaster Lovers. By Razer Toaster Lovers.”Tan tweeted Thursday that he’s looking for partners to help with the toaster components: Small Appliances Culture Gaming Originally published May 2. Updates, May 2: Adds info about the original joke, a quote from Razer’s CEO and comment from Razer. Update, May 3: Adds tweet from Razer CEO.
A consortium of 17 banks filed a contempt application with the Karnataka High Court against Vijay Mallya, along with his beleaguered Kingfisher Airlines and United Breweries Holding Limited (UBHL), for allegedly violating an undertaking given to the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DBT) to neither deal with not alienate unencumbered assets. Vijay MallyaReutersChintan Chinappa, counsel for the consortium, submitted an application before the High Court Justice N K Patil, claiming Mallya had violated the undertaking given to the DRT on unencumbered assets and went ahead with creating pledges.Justice Patil has now ordered a notice to Mallya and two other companies, and has posted the matter for another day, reported PTI. The beleaguered airline has an outstanding amount of over ₹7,000 crore to be paid to the banks. The consortium has initiated recovery proceedings under the legal recourse mechanism on the basis of the underlying assets used as collateral, which includes real estate and stock holdings in multiple group companies. REUTERSThe Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan has called on the banking industry to take up the case of wilful defaulters severely and actively pursue recourse to trim their losses, which have been a massive drain on the government coffers.
By Jeffrey L. Boney, NNPA Newswire ContributorBack on August 3rd, Donald Neely was arrested by Galveston police after he allegedly committed the crime of criminal trespassing at a commercial property located at 306 22nd Street, and after allegedly being warned not to do trespass on the property several times before.It was not the arrest of Neely that caused a stir, it was the way in which he was detained that has caught the attention of people across the country, including many civil rights activists and attorneys. This action caught the immediate attention of several witnesses, who took the pictures and shared them on social media.Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump addresses media at historic Jack Johnson Park in Galveston, Texas. (Photo Credit: Jeffrey L. Boney)News of the arrest spread like wildfire, after a couple of shocking photos appeared on social media showing two White, uniformed Galveston Mounted Patrol Officers escorting Neely, who is Black, down the middle of 23rd Street in Galveston like a runaway slave; handcuffing him with his hands behind his back and leading him by rope down the street like a captured animal as they rode their individual horses down the street.Neely, 43, suffers from mental illness.According to Neely’s family, he has suffered from mental illness for over a decade and had been homeless based off their last known interaction. The family had not seen him in roughly four years, but saw the disrespectful and dehumanizing photos of him circulating online.According to a statement released by the Galveston Police Department, they state that “when a police car was not immediately available, he (Neely) was escorted by mounted police officers about four blocks to a nearby staging area.”National civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump held a major press conference on August 12th, calling on the Galveston Police Department to release the body camera footage of the incident to be able to determine whether Neely’s civil rights may have been violated.“This isn’t 1819. This is 2019, Galveston, Texas,” said Crump. “The Galveston Police Department should have no problem releasing the body cam video, so we can see with our own eyes the content of the character of these two officers; based off of how they talked to and how they treated this unarmed Black citizen who suffered from mental illness.”Nearly 170 years ago, the federal government passed the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, which gave individuals known as “slave catchers” the legal mandate to go anywhere in the country to locate and prosecute runaway slaves and return them to their slave masters.These slave catchers were usually individual citizens who were paid to catch runaway slaves, and some were members of local law enforcement. Nevertheless, the majority of these slave catchers were known to ride horses, as well as use ropes and chains to secure the runaway slaves, making them walk behind or beside their horses until they reached their destination.Fast forward to 2019, and we see that the slave catcher model has reared its ugly head once again; this time in Galveston.One of the people who received a copy of the picture and shared it on social media, is a former Galveston resident named Erin Toberman, who is White and whose father was a police captain.At the press conference, Toberman spoke to reporters and made some strong and salient points about the incident.“I’m a White woman and I have nothing but respect for law enforcement and I know how hard their job can be, because my father was a police Captain,” said Toberman. “Members of law enforcement have always told me that if I see something, I should say something. Well, I saw something and I said something, but now I’m being told that I shouldn’t have saw anything or said anything. That isn’t right.”Crump said that once Galveston Police Department releases the video and they can determine the content of the character of the officers involved to be in line with what the police department is saying, they will leave, but until then they do not plan on leaving the city.“We are not going anywhere,” said Crump. “As a matter of fact, if you don’t release the video in 30 days, we are going to invite other civil rights advocates, mental health advocates and human rights advocates, and we will have a great march on Galveston. We are going to march down the same street that you dragged Donald Neely down by rope.”State Senator Borris L. Miles released a statement regarding the Galveston Police Department Mounted Patrol incident, stating:“I condemn Officer P. Brosch and A. Smith for their actions during this arrest and for unnecessarily subjecting Mr. Neely to that public humiliation. I applaud Galveston Police Chief Vernon Hale for his swift response and apology to Mr. Neely. I ask him to consider disciplinary actions against those two officers and to institute department-wide sensitivity training to ensure that officers, present and future understand why this was wrong, why it was inhumane and why it was downright racist.”Crump set the deadline date to release the video for September 15. In the meantime, both the Texas Rangers and the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the controversial arrest. In expressing their seriousness about the release of the video, Crump led attendees in a chant to demand its release, chanting, “Say No Mo’…Release the Video.”According to the Galveston Police Department, the body cameras were functional and were live during the encounter with Neely, so now it boils down to the actual release of the footage.Galveston Police Chief Vernon Hale and Galveston City Manager Brian Maxwell, both made statements expressing their belief that the officers may have used poor judgment regarding the incident and the officer’s handling of Neely.“Although this is a best practice in certain scenarios, I don’t think it was the best practice at this point in time,” said Chief Hale.Chief Hale has stated that his department has ended the use of this practice effective immediately. However, this is not good enough for Neely’s family, his attorneys and for many community advocates who have been riveted by this incident.Time will tell if the Galveston Police Department will comply with Crump’s demands and inquiring minds want to know what exactly they will hear and see once the footage is released.Jeffrey Boney is a political analyst and frequent contributor for the NNPA Newswire and BlackPressUSA.com and the associate editor for the Houston Forward Times newspaper. Jeffrey is an award-winning journalist, dynamic, international speaker, experienced entrepreneur and business development strategist. Follow Jeffrey on Twitter @realtalkjunkies.
Whenever a new console is announced we usually get a few mock-ups appearing on the Web. I remember there were quite a few for the PSP. But an image has appeared today that is supposed to be the Wii 2, otherwise known as Project Cafe.We can’t confirm this is real, but it does conform to the diagram we saw of the console from a developer meeting video posted yesterday. Here’s the diagram from that video which I think you’ll agree is pretty close in design:The leaked image is devoid of any Nintendo branding, and could just be a developer unit meaning this is by no means the final case. In terms of size, it looks to be a similar size to the original PS3. We doubt it will be that big for the final release though, reinforcing the fact this is most likely a developer unit.I was also sceptical earlier today about the size of the controller. It’s rumored to have a 6-inch display built in meaning it will be huge and heavy. There’s also meant to be a stylus for input which seems counterintutive.As far as this case picture goes, it doesn’t look too bad. It’s certainly better than the original PS3 design, and the curved top gives it a distinctive look. It’s certainly better than the box of the Wii console, although I did like how small that was.One concern is the lack of ventilation. Can you see any holes in the case to allow for expelled hot air? Either it’s all hidden around the back of the unit, or Nintendo hasn’t used components that produce a lot of heat. That usually translates to less than cutting edge performance.Read more at Destructoid
How to use the first page as the icon for Microsoft Office documents by Martin Brinkmann on August 12, 2019 in Tutorials – Last Update: August 12, 2019 – 10 commentsMicrosoft Office documents that you save on your computer or device use the same generic icon by default. The only distinguishing factors are the filename and the location of the document because of that, the latter only if save Office documents to different folders.Core Microsoft Office applications support a handy feature to add another distinguishing factor to the documents that you save: to change the generic icon to a thumbnail preview of the first page.The feature does not require the installation of third-party applications or special file handlers as it is a feature of Microsoft Office 2016 and older versions.The feature is not enabled by default and you have the option to enable it for individual Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents only, or globally so that all Office documents are saved with a thumbnail that depicts the first page of the document.Save preview images for individual Microsoft Office documentsThe feature works in all supported versions of Microsoft Office including Office 2013, 2016 and 2019 except for Office 365. Microsoft calls the feature “thumbnail” and not preview image or Word file icon; this makes it a bit difficult to understand when you encounter the option.Do the following to save individual Word, Excel, or PowerPoing documents with thumbnails:Open the Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document that you want to add a thumbnail to.Select File > Save As or use the keyboard shortcut F12 to save the document.Select a save location.In the Save As dialog, check “Save Thumbnail” at the bottom to make the first page the file icon on the system.Click Save to complete the process.The saved document, regardless of whether it is a new document or one that you have created in the past, shows up with the preview image as its file icon on the system after the operation.Save all Microsoft Office files with the thumbnail imageIf you like the thumbnail feature of Microsoft Word, you may want to configure Word to always save the thumbnail image so that you don’t have to make sure that the box is checked whenever you save a file.This should work in Office 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 but not in Office 365.Here is how that is done:Open any Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document on the system or create a blank one.Select File > Info.Click on the small arrow icon next to Properties and select Advanced Properties.In the Window that opens, check the “Save Thumbnails for all [..] Documents”.Click ok.Repeat the process for the other document formats as the dialog makes the change for the Office application that you have used to make it only.All Office documents that you save from that point on are saved with the preview image.Now You: do you make use of the thumbnail feature in Office?SummaryArticle NameHow to use the first page as the icon for Microsoft Office documentsDescriptionCore Microsoft Office applications support a handy feature to add another distinguishing factor to the documents that you save: to change the generic icon to a thumbnail preview of the first page.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
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News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | July 30, 2014 ViewRay Showcases MRIdian System at 2014 AAPM Meeting July 30, 2014 — ViewRay featured its MRIdian system at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), held in Austin, Texas.The MRIdian system — the first and only MRI-guided radiation therapy system — is designed to improve the accuracy of cancer treatments through a patented combination of simultaneous magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and radiation therapy delivery. With continuous soft-tissue imaging, clinicians can clearly see the cancer target, monitor where the actual radiation dose is being delivered, and adapt to changes in the patient’s anatomy, all in real time, providing a more precise and personalized cancer treatment option. MRI-guided radiation therapy was one of the six “hot topics” for AAPM 2014, and was highlighted in several tracks during the conference.First patient treatments on the MRIdian system began January 2014 at the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. Since the launch of its MRI-guided RT program, the center has treated a wide array of disease sites including breast, bladder, lung, pancreas and stomach.For more information: www.viewray.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Related Content Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more
Go back to the e-newsletterSeabourn’s newest luxury vessel, Seabourn Ovation, achieved another maritime milestone with the completion of its final round of sea trials in the Mediterranean off the coast of Italy.Seabourn Ovation departed the Fincantieri shipyard on 14 March for four days at sea, where a team of officers and engineers tested the ship’s technical and mechanical systems. Seabourn Ovation returned to the shipyard in Genoa on 18 March, and staff and workers are putting the final touches on the ship. The delivery ceremony of the ship will take place on 27 April 2018.“We’re now weeks away from delivery, and I’m very pleased with the progress and preparedness of the ship now that sea trials are complete,” said Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn. “Our first revenue guests will board on 5 May, and I know they will be excited to see this newest addition to the Seabourn fleet.”Seabourn Ovation will begin her maiden season with an 11-day inaugural voyage departing 5 May 2018, from Venice, Italy, to Barcelona, Spain. The ship’s naming ceremony will take place on Friday 11 May in the beautiful baroque harbour of Valletta, Malta. One of the world’s highly-acclaimed actresses and singers, Elaine Paige, will serve as godmother and will name the ship during a ceremony that will light up the UNESCO World Heritage site and the 2018 European Capital of Culture.The ship will spend the majority of its maiden season cruising the waters of Northern Europe, offering a series of seven-day Baltic and Scandinavian sailings between Copenhagen and Stockholm, which will include the line’s signature three-day stay in St. Petersburg, Russia. Seabourn Ovation will also sail on longer 14-day voyages, visiting the Norwegian fjords and British Isles.Seabourn Ovation is the fifth ultra-luxury ship in the Seabourn fleet. With stunning contemporary interiors by design icon Adam D. Tihany, culinary expertise by Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller, specially commissioned entertainment by Sir Tim Rice and an exciting program of on-board speakers, Ovation will sail on a variety of voyages in and around Europe between May and November 2018, hailing at ports throughout NorthernEurope and the Mediterranean.The ship will expand and build on the line’s award-winning and highly acclaimed Odyssey-class ships, which revolutionised ultra-luxury cruising with enhanced accommodations and innovative amenities when they were introduced between 2009 and 2011. A sister ship to Seabourn Encore, it will feature 300 suites and maintain the line’s high ratio of space per guest, enabling highly personalised service.Go back to the e-newsletter
76th Venice Film Festival to embrace, not reject, Netflix by The Associated Press Posted Jul 25, 2019 6:43 am PDT Director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera, left, and Venice Biennale President Paolo Baratta meet the journalists on the occasion of the official presentation of the 76th edition of the festival in Rome, Thursday, July 25, 2019. The Venice Film Festival will run from Aug. 28 through Sept. 7, 2018, at the Venice Lido. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ROME — The 76th Venice Film Festival will feature three Netflix productions alongside Hollywood titles, embracing the streaming giant again after the Cannes Film Festival excluded it for a second year in a row.Among Venice’s 20 competition titles, which were unveiled Thursday in Rome, is the Netflix-produced Panama Papers drama “The Laundromat,” starring Meryl Streep and Antonio Banderas, which couldn’t run in Cannes. Netflix will also present “Marriage Story” and “The King,” with the latter debuting out of competition.The world’s oldest film festival also features Hollywood productions like “Joker” with Joaquin Phoenix in the comic book classic role, as well as Brad Pitt in the sci-fi space journey “Ad Astra.”The competition also includes “J’accuse” by director Roman Polanski, a controversial figure in the #MeToo era.The festival runs Aug. 29 to Sept. 7.The Associated Press