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first_imgTalk of a Golden Generation of talent in the world of football is nothing new, but the glut of young stars currently breaking through suggests we stand on the threshold of a memorable era.The latest ‘Soccerex 20 Under-21 report’, produced in partnership with Prime Time Sport, offers an indication of the breadth of talent presently on the books of some of Europe’s most pre-eminent clubs.Using Prime Time Sport’s Football Value Index to rank footballers born on or after January 1, 1998, the report takes into account the player’s age, position, current club, contract length, market value perception, international caps, minutes played, goals, injuries and technical quality from a variety of sources to arrive at a final valuation. Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare For the first time, there is a player valued in excess of €200 million, while there is strong representation from the Premier League. Other notable points on the latest list are the absence of any Spanish players and the lack of an out-and-out striker.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Japanese marine transportation company Nissen Kaiun has placed an order for ten 82,000 DWT bulk carriers at compatriot shipyards, shipbroking firms indicate.Under the deal valued at USD 270 million, Tsuneishi Zosen Shipbuilding has been hired for the construction of five vessels, while Imabari Shipbuilding has been entrusted with building the remaining five ships.The Panamax newbuildings are slated for completion and delivery by 2020.The latest order has pushed the company’s newbuilding count to 29 ships, which includes six Aframax tankers also being constructed by Tsuneishi Zosen, eight MR2 tankers being built by Japan Marine United, two VLCCs at Mitsui Ichihara, one VLGC LPG and one Panamax bulker at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Tsuneishi Cebu respectively and a Handy bulk carrier being built by Shikoku Dockyard.Majority of the ships are slated for delivery in 2018, with the rest being delivered throughout 2019 and 2020.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_img The operator, Island Vacuum Services Ltd., took immediate remedial action. The operator had exercised due diligence, as required by Section 160 of the Environment Act, before the leak occurred. There were no apparent adverse effects from the leak. “The operators had conducted themselves in good faith before and after the leak,” said Kerry Morash, Minister of Environment and Labour. “However, we determined after the incident that the facility cannot be operated to appropriate standards and acted accordingly.” The department revoked its approval for the facility in November 2004. The requirements for the closure of the facility will be determined by an environmental site assessment scheduled for completion this summer. The Department of Environment and Labour will not file charges over a leak at a septage treatment lagoon in Middle River, Victoria Co. The leak occurred in late July 2004 and a complaint was filed on Aug. 1, 2004. After investigating, the department concluded that charges were not warranted. The department also consulted the public prosecution office in Sydney. The considerations behind the department’s decision include:last_img read more

first_imgGurugram: There is a ray of hope for Gurugram’s forgotten heritage as the Haryana government wants to revive the tourism potential of the state. Gurugram is famous for its forts, baolis and palaces but poor maintenance and lack of awareness of these sites have resulted in the degradation of these historical sites over the period of time.The state of apathy was reflected in early part of 2018 when a baoli built during the British time was about to get usurped for the widening of the road. The project was stopped due to the intervention of the civil society but the baoli at Badshapur still is reeling under poor maintenance. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarIf the Haryana government plan is implemented, not only money will be spent on the beautification of the monuments but there will also be a concerted effort to bring in more tourists to these places. Even though the past of Gurugram is not widely known, the city that gets its present name from Guru Dronacharya has been a vital part of the kingdom of Delhi. It has the monuments not only dating back to Mughal but also the Prithviraj Chauhan era all of which are today deteriorating under public apathy. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceThe most prominent among this degradation is the Badshahpur fort. Having been constructed in the year 1216 AD, the historical structure today faced the challenge of unchecked encroachment. Over the years, more than 150 residential structures have come around the fort. Ironically, even though the monument is among the state government’s tourism sites, no measures have been taken to preserve the rich historical tradition. The similar fate today is faced by the bundh (artificial water body) that is a few distances away from the fort. Set up during the Mughal era’s time, the land has been taken by the locals in the area. Another historical monument that is degrading under public apathy is the Sheesh Mahal that was built in the mid-1700s by a Mughal vassal. Over the years, various historical events were held at the place which also included the war between 1857 mutineers and the British. Presently, a lot of complaints have been received from the place being used by drug addicts.last_img read more

first_imgVANCOUVER – Canadian crooner Michael Buble says he feels privileged to be hosting the 2018 Juno Awards, a music industry gala he describes as “my happy place.”The British Columbia native had been tapped to lead the music awards show last year before he bowed out when his eldest son, Noah, was diagnosed with cancer.“It’s been a rough year, for not just me. I’m sure it’s been a rough year for a lot of people,” Buble said, speaking at a Junos event in Vancouver on Tuesday.“The fact is, in troubled times we get to have one night to really, really celebrate Canadian music and all of these beautiful things. I thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to handle that again.”The 47th annual Juno Awards will be staged at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on March 25, 2018.Buble, who was born in Burnaby, B.C., announced earlier this month he was getting back to work next year, with events booked in Dublin and London in July 2018.He and his wife, Argentine actress Luisana Lopilato, had said last year they would put their careers on hold while their son received treatment for an unspecified form of cancer.Buble said in February that Noah, now four, was progressing well and that doctors were “very optimistic” about his future, as he described his son’s courage as an inspiration.Buble is a 12-time Juno award winner and hosted the gala in Regina in 2013.This is the fourth time the event has been held in Vancouver.The city’s mayor, Gregor Robertson, thanked the Junos team for bringing the week-long celebration of Canadian music back to Vancouver.Robertson, who was also mayor when the Junos were last in Vancouver in 2009, said he thinks the city can do “a lot better” this time.“We were a little distracted by a big, giant thing we were taking on in 2010, which some of you might remember: The Olympics and Paralympics,” he said. “But we are really excited to have the Junos back.”The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which runs the Junos, announced earlier this year it is reinstating the comedy album of the year category after a 33-year hiatus.Singer Bryan Adams and comedian Russell Peters stepped in to host the 2017 Junos in Ottawa after Buble cancelled.The event became controversial after Peters made comments during his opening monologue that were criticized as sexualizing women.Peters opened the show by referencing young girls in the audience as a “felony waiting to happen,” and described federal Heritage Minister Melanie Joly, who was handing out an award, as “hot.”Allan Reid, head of the Junos, apologized for the remarks, which he described as off script.— Follow @gwomand on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said the awards would be held on March 24.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsAn elder from a British Columbia First Nations is calling out his own chief and council for selling out to big business and not protecting the land.It’s no idle threat. This is the same elder who five years ago led a group who staged a nine and a half month band office occupation in order to oust a chief.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has more.last_img

The operation is attracting large crowds in Abidjan, the country’s largest city, in the south and in Bouaké, the former rebel stronghold, the UN Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) said.UNOCI hopes the population will participate just as eagerly when the operation spreads to other parts of the country in line with the deployment of identification teams, spokesman Hamadoun Touré told a news conference in Abidjan yesterday.The mission will continue with its electoral assistance and logistical and material support by “making its vehicles and staff available in order to accelerate the identification and voter registration operation so that it takes place under the best possible conditions,” he said.He urged the Ivorian authorities to continue along the right track and remain focused on the remaining stages so that they should lead to a definitive end to the crisis.The identification and registration processes were launched in mid-September in preparation for the elections then slated for 30 November but the polls have now been delayed again for the third time since the signing of the north-south peace pact last year. 28 November 2008Identification and voter registration in Côte d’Ivoire is progressing without major incident for long-delayed elections, a key element in resolving a political crisis that in 2002 divided the West African country into a rebel-held north and Government-controlled south, the United Nations has reported. read more

“No cause can justify the killings of innocent civilians and the cold-blooded murder of election workers whose only purpose is to help the Iraqi people exercise their democratic right to vote,” Mr. Annan said in a statement issued by his spokesman in New York, condemning “in the strongest possible terms” the attacks in the two holy cities of Najaf and Karbala, as well as in Baghdad, in which more than 120 people were also wounded.”The United Nations will continue to do everything possible to assist the Iraqi people in holding elections and in completing their political transition in an orderly way,” the statement added, calling on all Iraqis not to be deterred by these attacks and to come together in a spirit of national reconciliation.Meanwhile at a ceremony in Baghdad to determine the order on the ballots for the elections, scheduled for 30 January, Mr. Annan’s Special Representative Ashraf Qazi pulled out the first three numbered balls from a rolling barrel containing 256 balls, each corresponding to one of the groups running.”It is truly in the interest of every Iraqi citizen, whatever their political views, to participate in this electoral process,” Mr. Qazi said, expressing confidence that the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq will be able to organize a credible, fair and transparent poll.He added that the UN was privileged to have assisted the commission in preparing the ballot. Over 20 UN electoral experts have been working with the commission inside Iraq, and many more from outside the country, helping to draft regulations and procedures as well as in training.Mr. Qazi discussed preparations for the vote with Interim President Ghazi Al Yawer and Prime Minister Iyad Alawi in separate meetings. The talks also dealt with efforts to encourage broader participation in the political process as well as the security situation.In both meetings, Mr. Qazi said the UN would continue to do everything it can to support Iraq through the transitional process both on political and humanitarian fronts. read more

Redshirt freshman Torrance Gibson (6) and freshman Austin Mack (11) work together during spring camp at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Credit: Lantern File PhotoFootball players switching positions in college is nothing new in the world of sports, and Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer has a history of players swapping spots on the field successfully.Most recently, former OSU wide receivers Braxton Miller and Jalin Marshall, both former quarterbacks, were signed to NFL teams in their new positions. Miller was drafted in the third round of the NFL draft, while Marshall was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent.Departed Darron Lee was a quarterback and defensive back in high school before becoming a linebacker under Meyer at OSU, and current Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden used to call the plays for Friendly High School in Fort Washington, Maryland, before becoming a cornerback under Meyer at Florida.Another former quarterback, redshirt freshman Torrance Gibson, made the switch from signal caller to pass catcher in Columbus. Last season, he redshirted following an ankle injury and some problems in the classroom. Gibson was not always open to the idea of changing positions.“My first reaction was no,” Gibson said. “But when I really thought about it, I was being selfish. That’s when I made the switch.”This year, Gibson is expected to make his debut in scarlet and gray as a wideout during the regular season after spending a year healing his injury and learning the position. Admittedly, Gibson said he would line up during practice last year and wonder what route he was supposed to run, or what his blocking assignment was. The time he spent away from the field during 2015, he said, has helped immensely. While he will be on the field to contribute as a wideout, Gibson has missed some time during camp due to a hamstring injury. “Torrance missed about 10 practices,” Meyer said. “He just went for the first time in a week so it’s been a tough go for him.”After an impressive spring game, where he notched two touchdown receptions, the redshirt freshman said he could still tweak some aspects of his game. “I think I could have done a little more of attacking the ball,” Gibson said. “Coach Meyer gets on me everyday about attacking the ball. I wait on it too much. That’s my biggest weakness right now.”Gibson hopes to join good company of athletic playmakers to make the switch from quarterback under the Meyer regime.Gibson and the rest of the Scarlet and Gray begin the season against Bowling Green on Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for noon. read more

first_imgHe’s not the flashiest or most creative player but graft goes a long way in this game and Green has carved out a regular spot for himself at club level as well.Without a team after Euro 2012, Neil Warnock took a punt to bring him to Leeds United and is getting full value for the move. Green has made 28 appearances so far this season, taking the former Derby County man towards a total of almost 150 in the Championship not to mention his seven seasons as a youngster with Doncaster Rovers in the lower leagues.Given 45 minutes to impress against Poland last month he took his chance, hassling and harrying in the manner that Trapattoni will demand from his players in Stockholm. At training in Malahide today he was one of the “bibbed” team for the squad’s training match, lining out alongside the bulk of Trapattoni’s expected starting XI.It’s very early in the week to be reading into such little details, and Wigan’s James McCarthy is still the prohibitive favourite to partner Glenn Whelan in midfield, but Green’s Polish performance may have moved him up Trap’s pecking order.I enjoyed it against Poland. It was a late call-up again — I think I only trained 15 minutes — and to get 45 minutes was great. I felt good, felt strong, felt like I got about and broke it up a little bit.He adds: “There’s enough backup there. That’s why he brings people in, just in case there is injuries, so he must trust us to come in and do a job. We’ll see what happens but there are two quality Premier League midfielders there to start.”Come Friday night and the first of two crucial games, Green knows that Ireland need to be at full strength to tackle an intimidating Swedish side on home turf.“They’ve top quality players in there. They’re going to be tough but I’m sure the gaffer will get us ready for the game.“Germany are a strong outfit and it’s more or less a fight for that second spot. If we can get something in Sweden and then pick up three points at home, we’ll be there or thereabouts.”The forecast says -10°C, but Forde won’t be caught cold in sub-zero SwedenIreland squad update: Jon Walters hobbles out of training HE HAS NEVER been the fans’ favourite but Republic of Ireland midfielder Paul Green still savours every minute he spends with the national team.If people want to target and criticise him they’re perfectly entitled to their opinions, he says, but he’s not letting it get him down.There were plenty of raised eyebrows again last weekend when Green made the cut in Giovanni Trapattoni’s 23-man squad for the make-or-break qualifiers against Sweden and Austria.But Green is confident that if the manager is picking him, he must be doing something right.Since making his international debut back in May 2010, he has earned the most precious commodity that an Irish player can possess: Trapattoni’s trust. Trust that he will listen to the manager’s instructions; trust that he will carry them out to the letter, relentlessly.Still, every time Green’s name appears on a squad list, it is used as a stick to beat the Italian. Surprise was the general consensus when he travelled to the European Championships last summer, even more so when he made a brief cameo in the final minutes of the drubbing against Spain.When Darron Gibson turned down a late call for the friendly against Poland last month, it was Green who stepped in instead. No matter what criticism people throw at him, nobody can doubt his commitment.And yet the Ireland fans have never warmed to him. Does he feel he has a point to prove when he pulls on the green jersey?“The fans are allowed their opinions and things like that,” Green explains. “You’ve got to be thick-skinned in this game.You might take some criticism but there are other days when you might get some praise, so you’ve got to take it both ways really.I seem to be playing regularly for my club now and I’m getting called up now, so [the managers] must think something about me if I’m being called up.Everybody’s allowed their opinion and like I say, it’s up to them what they think.last_img read more

first_imgBit Defender : une mise à jour bloque les systèmes sous XPÉtats-Unis – Une mise à jour du logiciel antivirus Bit Defender a détecté de nombreux fichiers prétendument infectés qui, en réalité, ne l’étaient pas. Résultat : des milliers d’ordinateurs bloqués.Les utilisateurs de Bit Defender ont eu une bien mauvaise surprise samedi. Téléchargeant une mise à jour du logiciel antivirus, ils ont vu leur ordinateur bloqué, uniquement pour les versions Windows XP 64 bits. En effet, plusieurs fichiers reconnus comme des éléments infectés, ont été mis en quarantaine automatiquement et n’étaient ainsi plus utilisables. Cette manœuvre a bloqué plusieurs ordinateurs et Bit Defender s’est empressé de publier un correctif pour réparer son erreur. Cependant, pour certaines personnes, le CD d’installation de Windows est nécessaire afin de retrouver l’ensemble des fonctionnalités du système d’exploitation.Le 23 mars 2010 à 11:48 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Maxi Gomez is enjoying life at Celta Vigo

first_imgMaxi Gomez has reaffirmed he is ‘very happy’ at Celta Vigo despite rumours linking him with other clubs.Gomez, 25, who has been strongly linked with a move to Spanish rivals Sevilla and other Premier League sides has a €50m release clause inserted in his deal.“There is always a lot of talk in the media, it is normal,” Gomez told reporters, as cited by Marca.“At Christmas last year there was a lot of talks that I would move to China too, but the truth is I am delighted at Celta, here I am progressing, fighting and working hard – I want to continue here.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Saturday’s victory over Atletico was very important, we have continued our strong start to the league, and we are all highly motivated.“We have seven points from our first nine matches, and we are very happy, long may it continue!”The Uruguayan striker scored 17 La Liga goals in 35 starts since he joined from Defensor Sporting last summer in a €4m deal in 2017.last_img read more

Fortune Launches Weekly Podcast

first_img Aaron Task, Fortune’s digital editor, will host the weekly program. Its first episode includes interviews with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, GE vice chair Beth Comstock and VaynerMedia founder Gary Vaynerchuk. Today, the brand rolled out its first episode of “Fortune Unfiltered,” a weekly 30-minute podcast that will include in-depth interviews with some of the most notable thought leaders in business. The conversations will focus on the leaders themselves and what makes them tick. Whether its personal anecdotes about growing up, what inspires them or what personal or professional influences have shaped them over time, nothing will be off limits. Fortune teamed up with DGital Media to produce and distribute the podcasts. Listeners will have the ability to download the podcasts on Fortune.com and other platforms including iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and others.  Podcasting has emerged as a popular platform for media companies over the past couple years, but it’s often an afterthought when comparing it to video. However, Task tells Folio: that even though video has countless perks, podcasting offers the brand something video can’t. “Fortune Unlimited” debuts with two launch partners out of the gates — Blue Apron and The Great Courses. The ad units will be a combination of prerecorded brand messages and on-air spots with Task. This article first appeared on min.center_img DGital’s chief content officer, Chris Corcoran, adds another reason why podcasting was a choice option for this program. “Audio can be accessed anywhere; at home, working out, commuting, in an office,” he says. “It’s why all forms of audio continue to be not just the most accessed medium, but the fastest growing medium in the digital space. It is an intimate experience, there is no need for a video feed, no need to do anything other than download, put on headsets on any device, and enjoy.”  What does a brand like Fortune do when it already has a robust suite of content properties? Launch another podcast, of course. “Podcast listeners tend to be highly engaged and that is incredibly attractive to sponsors,” Task says. “This kind of [advertising] support is a testament both to the power of the Fortune brand and the appeal of podcasting to advertisers in an increasingly fragmented media landscape.” “The nature of conversations on the podcast is both more casual and longer than you’ll typically find — or users typically want — on video,” he says. “Even the most seasoned executives tend to be more guarded when a camera is rolling and the hope with ‘Fortune Unfiltered’ is people get so engrossed in conversation they forget there’s a microphone.”last_img read more

9 members of question paper leak gang arrested

first_imgNine members of an organised gang involved in leaking questions of different public examinations arrested by CID. Photo: CollectedThe Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested nine members of an organised gang involved in leaking questions of different public examinations in past six days till Wednesday from different parts of the city, according to UNB.The arrestees are assistant director of BKSP and mastermind of the gang, Alip Kumar Biswas, assistant administrative officer of BADC Mostafa Kamal, government school teacher (recommended) of 36th BCS non-cadre Ibrahim, 38th BCS preliminary qualified Ayub Ali Badhan, English teacher of Agrani School Golam Mohammad Babul, office assistant of the school Anwar Hossein Majumder and Md Nurul Islam, Social Science teacher of Dhanmondi Government Boys School Hosne Ara Begum and office assistant of the school Hasmot Ali Shikder.Briefing reporters at CID headquarters in Malibagh on Thursday, special super (SS) of CID Mollah Nazrul Islam said that detectives conducted raids at two residential halls of Dhaka University in connection with the leaking of question papers on 19 October last year.Later, they arrested 29 people including Rakibul Hasan, district sports officer of Natore after a case was registered with Shahbagh police station on 20 August in the same year.Later, CID found involvement of BKSP Assistant Director Alip Kumar Biswas during investigating the case. “He went on hidden when his name was published in different media,” said SS Mollah Jalal.Finally, a CID team arrested Alik on 3 August (Friday). Based on his information, the detectives arrested the other eight, he said.Detectives recovered the on-going BCS written question papers and Tk 60,000 from Hasmot and Hosne Ara’s possessions, the CID officer said.Doing this business, Ibrahim made huge property including land and cash worth around Tk 100 million, while Alif deposited Tk 30 million in a bank, claimed the CID official.Other members also made huge money and bought property through selling leaked question papers, he added.last_img read more

Pop Radio Avoids EDM Despite Massive Following in Houston

first_imgWATCH: Interview with EDM Producer/DJ, ARTY X 00:00 /05:19 For years, music lovers have complained that some songs, if they’re too new, too cutting edge, won’t get played on pop radio stations.The latest — what’s called “Electronic Dance Music,” or EDM.It’s become more popular in Houston with some of the genre’s biggest performers doing shows here. But radio stations are reluctant to play EDM.We wanted to find out why.In 2017, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo added for the first time on their roster an EDM group, The Chainsmokers. They had a hit song, “Closer,” which they’d done with an established pop star, Halsey.It was a good choice by the rodeo — The Chainsmokers brought in about 75,000 in attendance. But despite success like that with EDM live shows and many sold-out performances here in Houston, chances you’ll hear electronic digital music on pop-radio are slim.“We’re a mass appeal radio station, ” says Leslie Whittle, Program Director at Houston’s hit music station, KRBE. “We don’t want to get into niche formats.”Whittle says if EDM acts want pop radio exposure, they’ll need to do what groups like The Chainsmokers did and collaborate with other well-known pop vocalists to get the attention of mass appeal.“We see a lot of these artists pairing up with big names to do these collaborations, and for me, those are the exception with what they do; but it definitely helps get their name out and I’m going to use these words: “Grow their brand!”And it’s true — with the popularity of streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora, along with other social media platforms, building an artist brand to capture the attention of the masses is crucial for any musician nowadays, especially if that artist wants to be heard on the radio.– / 10Just ask Russian-born EDM heavyweight, ARTY — who has performed in two different crowded venues here in Houston, but under different aliases. He was booked as ARTY at a Midtown fundraiser in September, then as ALPHA 9 at an October sold-out music festival called, Freaky Deaky, at Sam Houston Race Track.I recently caught up with him at the festival just minutes before he got on stage and asked him, ‘Why the two brands?’“ALPHA 9 is me getting back to my older roots when I started making trance music, ” the musician states, who’s real name is Artem Stoliarov. “ARTY is like, more for the younger roots for like progressive house music.”ARTY adds that he created the two brand names because he didn’t want to get stuck within a certain genre.But pop radio stations still consider performers like him, niche — despite millions of plays on digital platforms as well as heavy airplay on satellite radio broadcasts.“The ‘niche’-attitude comes from the idea that most of these EDM producers you’ve never particularly heard of,” says Paul Garza, Music Professor at Lone Star College-North Harris. He says artists like ARTY are getting massive views and listens online, and that’s not being reflected into airplay on commercial pop radio.“I don’t believe that most EDM artists particularly care about commercial radio,” says Garza. “I think that internet radio, and really SoundCloud, and other avenues like that, are taking off in those communities.”And the consumers within those digital communities may not be relying on terrestrial pop radio for much variety. That’s according to University of Houston-Downtown Communication Professor, Lucas Logan.“Commercial radio doesn’t play a lot of EDM because it’s a hard sell to advertisers,” says Logan. “It is a non-traditional format, unlike classic rock or Top 40 or Country; and so it’s a little bit harder of a sell to those advertisers that make those radio stations run.”Logan calls FM-pop radio an “older paradigm” that’s similar in nature to network television and it’s not really known for music discovery today.“The Telecommunications Act of 1996 allowed these big giant media companies to buy up all these smaller FM radio stations and then start playing these typical formats across cities, across states and making them very similar and about the same thing as something that really held back that from music discovery.”KRBE’s Leslie Whittle disagrees.“I think radio still is a place where people discover music,” says Whittle. “When we test our music, it takes a long — we have to play it a lot, for people to really know what it is, to get familiar with it overall.”Commercial pop radio stations really do play a song over and over and over again. But in an ever-changing landscape of unlimited choices for music consumption, will that pop radio format strategy survive in the digital age?And with that being said, who’s really operating in a niche-environment? Listencenter_img Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

India break 22yearold jinx with 21 series win in Lanka

first_imgAfter setting a daunting victory target of 386, India managed to dismiss Sri Lankan for 268 despite captain Angelo Mathews valiant century to wrap up the series 2-1, their first overseas series victory since June, 2011 against the West Indies.The last time an Indian team won a series in Sri Lanka was way back in 1993 under Mohammed Azharuddin’s leadership when they sealed the series with 1-0 scoreline.Since 1993, India has toured Sri Lanka five times but had not managed to win a series. While they had travelled to Sri Lanka in 1997, 2001, 2008 and 2010 for a bilateral series, in 1998-99 they competed there in the Asian Test Championships. Also Read – New head priest selected for Ayyappa temple at SabarimalaTill now, India have won only three Test series after losing the first Test and this is the first time that the achievement has come on foreign soil. India won a series in 1972-73 against England and against Australia in 2000-2001 at home.It was new captain Virat Kohli’s first series win ever since he took over the reins of the team from Mahendra Singh Dhoni.On an absorbing final day’s play, the visitors took two quick wickets in the morning session before Mathews (110) and debutant Kusal Perera (70) scripted a spirited fightback to frustrate the Indians. Also Read – Veteran DD News anchor Neelum Sharma diesThe duo put on a resolute 135-run partnership for the sixth wicket, the second-highest stand in the fourth innings in Sri Lanka’s Test history. Roy Dias and Duleep Mendis hold the record of biggest fourth innings partnership with a 214- run stand.Off-spinner R Ashwin was the pick of the Indian bowlers with four for 69 while paceman Ishant Sharma scalped three for 32. Umesh Yadav chipped in with two for 65.The fifth day’s action was not devoid of drama as more on-field altercation took place with Kusal Perera being involved in a heated exchange with Indian players. Ashwin took the last wicket of Nuwan Pradep to bring about India’s moment of glory, triggering scenes of wild celebrations in the dressing room as the players hugged each other and picked up the stumps as mementos.Ashwin provided the vital breakthrough by breaking the sixth-wicket partnership with Perera’s scalp. The second new ball, taken after tea break, turned the tide completely in India’s favour with Ishant getting rid of Mathews in the very first over.PM congratulates Indian team on Test series win against SL read more

Cozumel taxi drivers protest federal transport vans at airport

first_imgMunicipal police were on site to clear the way and ensure order. A closed-door meeting with municipal authorities and the Mobility Institute was reportedly held yesterday. More than 100 drivers were at the airport for 10:00 a.m. to meet the first arriving flight, demanding “no federal license plates be allowed.” They say their income has been reduced by half because of the federal licenses being given to the transport vans. Cozumel, Q.R. — Taxi drivers on the island of Cozumel gathered at the international airport Tuesday in protest of federal-plated transport vans. Taxi drivers with the Adolfo López Mateos unit created confusion for island travelers Tuesday when they were seen protesting the entrance of the Cozumel International Airport. Their appearance was in protest to the federal-plated transport vans allowed to work the airport. In March, island taxi drivers protested the federal vehicles used to pick up tourists at the Cozumel International Airport saying they should not be allowed since the island does not have federal roadways. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgNews | May 26, 2015 ONRAD Deploys Carestream’s PACS to 35-State Network Vue PACS and related modules used to handle reading, reporting of nearly 1 million imaging studies annually Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more May 26, 2015 — ONRAD Inc. one of the nation’s largest radiology groups, implemented Carestream’s Vue PACS (picture archive and communication system) to handle reading and reporting of nearly 1 million imaging studies a year. ONRAD has almost 100 radiologists and provides services to 275 healthcare providers in 35 states.“This is an extremely challenging environment because of our exceptionally high volume and our need to communicate effectively with so many different imaging providers,” said Robert Lerma, ONRAD’s vice president of business development and marketing. “We conducted extensive on-site testing of multiple systems prior to selecting Carestream’s PACS. After six months of use, we are confident that this PACS delivers a flexible, futuristic platform that can meet our current and future requirements.”“Carestream has combined an advanced toolset with an intuitive interface. Our radiologists are able to work very productively and the PACS has been extremely reliable as our volumes continue to grow,” adds Morris Kelly, ONRAD’s PACS administrator. “Our customers are extremely pleased with both the quality of our reading services and our response times.”Facilities send imaging studies directly to ONRAD’s DICOM router, which forwards all studies to Carestream’s Vue PACS. The DICOM information is used to create an order within the radiology information system (RIS) and reports are sent back to each facility using HL7 interfaces or other methods.ONRAD delivers teleradiology services and on-site radiologists to meet the needs of healthcare providers in dozens of states. “Our goal is to create a partnership with healthcare facilities and deliver the best services to meet their needs,” said Lerma. He notes that hospitals, imaging centers and other imaging services providers look to ONRAD’s teleradiology services for after-hours coverage, overflow reading, vacation coverage and subspecialty reading. The company also provides radiologists for on-site reading and for simple or advanced interventional radiology procedures.Carestream’s web-enabled Vue PACS delivers integrated advanced visualization, 3-D post processing, lesion management, dictation, critical results notification and a mammography module that eliminates the need for dedicated workstations. A new native Vue Reporting module allows radiologists to embed key images as well as quantitative analysis in the form of tables for vessel analysis or lesion management. This clinically relevant data helps physicians make diagnostic and treatment decisions with greater confidence.Carestream’s zero-footprint Vue Motion enterprise viewer equips referring physicians with “one click” access to embedded hyperlinks and bookmarks that allow quick and easy viewing of anatomical regions of interest. Vue Motion offers U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for clinical reading and is approved for use on popular mobile devices.For more information: www.onlineradiology.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more last_img read more

Luxury Gold highlights year of British festivities with escorted journey

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Luxury Gold highlights year of British festivities with escorted journey Friday, November 24, 2017 TORONTO — Luxury Gold is shining the spotlight on upcoming British festivities, from Royal Baby Fever and the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, to the newest season of Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ and a possible royal engagement in the new year.The nine-day ‘British Royale’ escorted journey is the perfect way for clients to be swept away by all things British. VIP experiences include an invitation to the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London, a Michelin-star dining experience, and a Chairman’s Collection exclusive experience with Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland in her 11th-century castle.Other highlights include the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, meeting a Military Knight at Windsor Castle, special access to Edinburgh Castle, a guided exploration of the Crown Jewels and Stone of Destiny with a Local Expert, and a glamourous Welcome Dinner at Red Carnation’s Milestone Hotel. Guests will also enjoy a night at this five-star luxury boutique hotel, which offers 24-hour butler service and an ideal location opposite Kensington palace and Gardens.More news:  SEVEN SPECTACULAR MOORISH PALACES IN ANDALUSIAIn York, clients will enjoy an exclusive, after-hours VIP entry to Harlow Carr Gardens, a member of the Royal Horticultural Society, before taking part in a posh twilight picnic. Also included is a tradition Scottish tea and scones at the Edinburgh Regale.“We are thrilled to offer clients a truly extraordinary journey with elevated elegance through Britain, especially at a time when the nation’s goodwill and energy is so palpable with these special milestones,” said Ulla Hefel Böhler, CEO of Luxury Gold. “From a hand-crafted selection of luxury hotels to exceptional dining, British Royale is a journey filled with iconic sights, history and cultures for clients to enjoy. All while basking in the award-winning personal service Luxury Gold and their Travelling Concierges are known for.”In celebration of the new 2018 Luxury Gold Escorted Journeys, clients can enjoy 10% savings with the Early Payment Discount.For more information go to luxurygoldvacations.com/ca/trips/british-royale-summer-2018.center_img Travelweek Group Tags: Britain & Europe, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold Sharelast_img read more

5 questions for Costa Rican artist Dino Real – Everything can be

first_img Facebook Comments Related posts:5 questions for a painter: ‘Art is the pursuit of the truth’ Art City Tour offers free admission to city’s museums El Steinvorth, an architectural beauty in the heart of the city 5 questions for Cuban pianist Leonardo Gell – ‘I believe in love and effort’ Dino Real– an artist whose works ranges from rituals, performance and costumes to installations, and paintings – has created his own artistic signature in Costa Rica. This peculiar artist, 25, has ventured into the discovery and exploration of his own persona through art, and aspires to beautify the city of San José through the use of bright colors.The Tico Times sat down and spoke with Dino Real at our offices in Barrio Amón. Excerpts follow.Why did you become an artist?I was not going to be an engineer, doctor or biologist, so I told myself that I would allow myself to be what I really wanted to be. During high school I realized I was a person whose attention was not drawn by anything other than art. When I graduated from high school, I left Costa Rica to study Fine Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art [in Baltimore]. During those four years of college I saw the world from another point of view. When I participated in an exchange at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada, and various festivals, and that inspired me to go to Burning Man. After that,I came back to my last year of college and it was then when I understood, more or less, which path to take.I finished college and went to New Orleans to create Mardi Gras costumes. New Orleans was the cherry on the top of everything: my formation before returning to Costa Rica. I’ve been back here for two years now. I love everything that has to do with freedom of expression, everything that has to do with eliminating taboos, subverting the mundane, providing people with magic who can’t or won’t allow themselves to access it in their lives. What Dino Real does is create beauty, celebrate everything related with creativity, community, and events in which people who come together to celebrate something out of the norm. That’s my essence as an artist. I love paint, textiles, rituals, collective magic, everything that eliminates the barriers between what something is and what it’s not.What is the Krewe of Real?The Krewe was inspired by the Mardi Gras krewes in New Orleans. These krewes go on parade during the festival; it’s a party for one month! Sometimes it’s too much. [Laughs.] I experienced that feeling of community and told myself that I wanted to create the first Krewe here in Costa Rica. When I was growing up here, I felt there wasn’t a real community; there’s the music scene, and when I was in high school I would go to concerts and activities, so I found that community outside of my high school. Then, I got to experience it in college and at festivals, and in New Orleans it was super clear. I told myself that I couldn’t return to Costa Rica without it. My lifestyle did not exist here, until now! You have to create it. One must create one’s own reality. That’s super important.In each event that I organize, a different group of people comes together who uphold the magic and motivation. The first Krewe of Real was the Galactic Parade, made up of 50 people; we presented at the International Arts Festival (FIA). Then there was the Psicotropical Circus Krewe of Real, and a Krewe for the Sofar event and a Daylights party. Most of the times we dress up, and when the Krewe goes as a group it’s extra special. The Krewe is everyone who wants to be part of the ritual. Dino Real poses in front of his artwork in Barrio Otoya. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesWhich is the meaning behind your artwork?The concept varies. It’s always an activator. It all has to do with how people have to take ownership of public spaces. It’s very important that we are happy with our city. Many of the performances that I’ve done involve the streets, the audience, and creating accessible art for all sorts of people. I’ve also done art that’s not as accessible for everyone, in the sense of the formal art galleries’ context. I try to get [people of all ages] to absorb art. It has to be a feeling, a vibe, something personal that speaks, that whispers to you while watching it. I believe I have the gift of communication that allows me to use art as a tool to change people’s lives, either by inspiring, creating happiness, or making people question what freedom of expression is. It’s very spiritual. It’s very mystical, but well-grounded in how we’re living in our world.What do you want to portray with your exotic way of dressing?My happiness. I do it because that’s how I feel. I also want to inspire, impersonate a character or interact with people. My exotic way of dressing is mostly a part of my art. What’s inside me is a discovery. I consider The body is art, clothing is art, food is art… everything can be art.Why did you choose the pseudonym Dino Real and what is the meaning behind it?Dino was born in 2006. A friend told me I was a sexy dino and there was something that echoed within me. I’ve loved dinosaurs since I was child, although [my current concept of] Dinosaur is someone big, mighty, and colorful with feathers: it was this monster, this horrible man, but fearfully great. Dino Real is about being real, in every sense of the word: being the maximum version of oneself, being real with yourself, loving yourself, living the authentic self that you want to be. It’s also a paradox because it’s a dinosaur that does not exist, but is real. It’s like playing. The art, the performance… they always have that active inner child. But the name Dino Real is on my ID. [He shows me his government ID card.] It’s legit, it’s real. Dino Real is real.Read other Weekend Arts Spotlight” stories here.Our “Weekend Arts Spotlight” presents Sunday interviews with artists who are from, working in, or inspired by Costa Rica, ranging from writers and actors to dancers and musicians. Do you know of an artist we should consider, whether a long-time favorite or an up-and-comer? Email us at kstanley@ticotimes.net.last_img read more