Team Managers Announced For Soccer Aid

first_imgJose Mourinho will manage the England team alongside Sam Allardyce with Claudio Ranieri taking charge of the Rest of The World for this year’s 10th anniversary of Soccer Aid.The two star-studded squads will once again go head to head in what promises to be another electrifying match on Sunday 5th June, broadcast live on ITV from Manchester United’s legendary Old Trafford Stadium, all in aid of UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation.Jose Mourinho says: “I want to be the first one to win the Soccer Aid trophy for both teams, England and the Rest of the World. Sam and I will make a very good partnership and it will be a great feeling for Claudio to finally lose a match! I hope the organisers can help me now with an English passport!!”Claudio Ranieri adds: “Soccer Aid is a fantastic event, raising money for an amazing children’s charity in Unicef. For Soccer Aid’s 10th anniversary, it is a great honour that Robbie Williams has asked me to manage the Rest of the World XI and I’m looking forward to helping them defend their title!”Joining Jose Mourinho and Sam Allardyce will be assistant manager and Unicef UK Ambassador Robbie Williams, with Bradley Walsh, once again on hand as the morale boosting coach. England’s celebrities this year are One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, pop star Olly Murs, TV and Heart FM presenter Mark Wright, pop star and presenter Marvin Humes; comedian Paddy McGuinness, Jonathan Wilkes, GMB’s Ben Shephard, comedians Jack Whitehall and John Bishop with TV and Heart FM presenter Jamie Theakston in goal.Claudio Ranieri’s Rest of the World team includes; Unicef UK Ambassador and Captain Michael Sheen, Michelin-starred Chef Gordon Ramsay, pop star and presenter Nicky Byrne plus Kiss FM and ITV’s Bang on the Money presenter Rickie Haywood-Williams.The tenth anniversary match promises to be bigger, better and bolder than ever before, as the world’s biggest stars from sport, music, television and film play in a jaw-dropping game to raise money and vital support for Unicef’s work for children in danger.Soccer Aid is the brainchild of Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes and 100% of all public donations will go towards supporting the vital work of Unicef. The money raised through profits from ticket sales will add to the incredible £17 million that has already been raised for Unicef to help provide children life-saving food, vaccines and clean water, as well as protecting them from violence, exploitation and abuse.The biennial live event will be hosted by Soccer Aid veteran Dermot O’Leary with Sky Sports News presenter Kirsty Gallacher once again pitch side to report on all the action as it happens.This will be the sixth Soccer Aid event, with previous matches held at Wembley in 2008 and at Old Trafford in 2006, 2010, 2012 and 2014 raising over £17 million in total for Unicef.Soccer Aid’s Social Media campaign can be followed on Facebook at ‘Soccer Aid’ and @SoccerAid on Twitter and Instagram, also using the hashtag #SoccerAidTickets now on sale for Soccer Aid 2016, call 0845 456 2016 or visit fee applies. Calls charged at 0.75p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.Go to to find out more.last_img read more

Creative BC Supports International Growth of Local Film Television Creators

first_img Facebook “British Columbia has established itself as the destination of choice for incoming international film and TV production,” said Prem Gill, CEO, Creative BC. “Likewise, it is essential for us to provide our own BC-based producers,directors and creators the means to leverage their expertise internationally and develop our external networks.”The Project Development Fund provides non-recoupable advances for BC-based production companies to develop film, television or digital media content. While the current Fund typically covers approximately 50per cent of the broadcaster and third-party commitment, co-development funding for The Gulliver Curse will explore opportunities as a pilot with a funding cap of $30,000 (matched by the Irish Film Board).“Ambitious, international co-productions are a key part of Omnifilm’s export-driven development strategy,” confirms Omnifilm partner Brian Hamilton. “We are tremendously excited to be working with this talented team to develop The Gulliver Curse as a high-budget, character-driven action-adventure series which will resonate worldwide.”The Gulliver Curse is an action adventure series based on the novel by Jonathan Swift, and follows Gulliver Sympson who opens a passageway to an alternate universe, bringing strange and supernatural perils into the world. The series will be filmed in Ireland, while visual effects and post-production will be completed in B.C. Login/Register With: About the Project Development FundThe Project Development Fund provides non-recoupable advances to BC based production companies who meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the Program Guidelines. The funds advanced must be used to develop film, television or digital media content which a broadcaster, distributor orother eligible triggering agent has committed, in writing, to advance cash for the current phase of development.About Creative BCCreative BC is an independent agency created and supported by the Province of BC to sustain and help grow BC’s creative sector (film and television, digital and interactive media, music, and magazine and book publishing industries). The agency delivers a wide range of programs and services to expand BC’s creative economy. These include the administration of the provincial government’s tax credit programs for film and television; development funding and export marketing support; and motion picture production services to attract inward investment and market BC as a destination for domestic and international production. The agency acts as an industry catalyst and ambassador to help BC’s creative sector reach its economic and creative potential both at home and globally.Stay up to date with initiatives from Creative BC.Twitter: @creativebcsFacebook: /creativebcsInstagram: @creativebcsWebsite: www.creativebc.comAbout OmnifilmOmnifilm Entertainment is a leading independent Canadian content company. Since 1979 Omnifilm has produced and distributed hundreds of hours of award-winning programming including drama, comedy, factual and lifestyle series, documentaries, and children’s programming. Current productions include: Season 2 of live-action adventure series MECH-X4 for Disney XD, Wild Bear Rescue for Animal Planet, and Season 3 of Jade Fever for Discovery Canada. Omnifilm’s recent scripted series include: Arctic Air (CBC); Primeval: New World (CTV/Space, SyFy Channel, ProSieben, and UKTV); Defying Gravity (ABC, CTV-Space, ProSieben, and BBC); Dragon Boys (CBC); and Robson Arms (CTV). One of Omnifilm’s earliest dramas, the Emmy-nominated Odyssey, featured a young Ryan Reynolds in one of his first starring roles. On the non-scripted side, multiple award-winning documentary series Ice Pilots NWT is currently airing on History Canada, Discovery UK, and in 61 other countries worldwide. Based in Vancouver, Omnifilm Entertainment is a vertically-integrated content company handling development, production and post-production, delivery, and distribution of its brands on both traditional television and digital/VOD platforms.About SuboticaSubotica is one of Ireland’s leading film and TV production companies, with a proven track record of collaborating with industry best including Oscar and Bafta winners to create acclaimed international cinema. Subotica’s most recent productions include Unless (Alan Gilsenan, 2015) starring Catherine Keener and well received at TIFF this year, the beautiful Danish co-production Across the Waters (Nicolo Donato, 2015) All is by My Side (John Ridley, 2013) starring Andre Benjamin and Imogen Poots; Gold (Niall Heery, 2013) starring Maisie Williams; Young Ones (Jake Paltrow, 2013), starring Nicholas Hoult, and Elle Fanning and period feature Miss Julie (Liv Ullmann, 2014) which stars Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton. Operating since 1998, Subotica’s TV repertoire includes the eight-part TV Drama Random Passage (John Smith, 2001). They produced TV drama Proof (Ciaran Donnelly, 2004) which was recommissioned by RTE to produce a second series (Thaddeus O’Sullivan, 2005). Damage (Aisling Walsh, 2007) is a two hour TV drama for RTE starring Natalie Press and Olivia Williams, which also screened to excellent ratings and critical acclaim.About Veritas EntertainmentVeritas Entertainment is a production company founded by Alan Gasmer and Peter Jaysen. The company has a robust slate of projects in various stages of development and pre-production which include the upcoming television adaptation of Tana French’sbest selling novels about the “Dublin Murder Squad” written by Sarah Phelps and being co-produced in conjunction with Fremantle UK for both TNT and the BBC. Jaysen and Gasmer are also executive producing television adaptations of best-selling novels such as Ray Bradbury’s groundbreaking Fahrenheit 451 for HBO Films with Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes) attached to write and direct, Ray Bradbury’s classic The Martian Chronicles with Hart Hanson (Bones) attached to write/showrun for IMG, Kevin Roose’s gripping expose of the “post crash” Wall Street in Young Money with Amitabh Klemm attached to write for TNT, and Michael Hassan’s buzzed about debut novel Crash and Burn with Aaron Zelman attached to write for Sony Television and Hulu. Advertisement The script development will be partially funded through Creative BC’s Project Development Fund, with writing duties handled by Simon Barry based on an original script by Stephen de Souza, and co-developed by Omnifilm Entertainment (Vancouver) and Subotica Entertainment (Dublin) in association with Veritas Entertainment. Executive Producers on the project include writer/showrunner Simon Barry (Continuum), Alan Gasmer (Vikings), Peter Jaysen (You, Me, Her), Paulo de Oliveira (Outlander), Tristan Orpen Lynch (Miss Julie) and Brian Hamilton (Mech-X4).“Funding for this co-production was established because of a trade mission to Ireland in November 2015,” said Robert Wong, Vice President, Creative BC and acting BC Film Commissioner. “While Creative BC actively fosters international opportunities for BC companies, The Gulliver Curse will be one of the first co-development projects to receive program funding, acting as a pilot for other agency-to-agency agreements.”Through this pilot, Creative BC will evaluate co-development success during subsequent filming and post-production phases of the series. Based on results of this investment made through a broader funding program called the Project Development Fund, Creative BC may establish a tailored co-production program that focuses its funding on global collaborations. This would make the international fund the first of its kind in Western Canada.center_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Sniper kills Egypt soldier in Sinai security

first_imgCAIRO – A sniper shot dead an Egyptian soldier Wednesday in the lawless Sinai Peninsula where the army has been waging a relentless campaign to root out militants, a security official said.The 20-year-old conscript was killed while training at a military camp in Sheikh Zuwayed, the official said.“He was shot in the head,” the official said, adding the nature of the wound indicated the bullet had been fired from altitude. Egypt’s army has poured troops and armour into the Sinai to crush militant activity which has surged since the military overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on July 3.A subsequent crackdown on Islamists has resulted in more than 1,000 people being killed and more than 2,000 arrested nationwide.Dozens of soldiers and policemen have also been killed in near daily attacks in the Sinai.last_img read more

Security Council praises progress towards peace and stability in West Africa

The Council, however, expressed concern that the progress remains fragile, especially in view of recurrent threats to peace and security in the sub-region, including terrorism and trans-national organized crime, illicit drug trafficking and as well as election-related violence.“The Security Council stressed the importance of strengthening trans-regional and international cooperation on the basis of a common and shared responsibility to counter the world drug problem and related criminal activities, and in support of relevant national, sub-regional and regional organizations and mechanisms, including with the view to strengthening the rule of law,” Ambassador Peter Wittig of Germany, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency this month, said in a statement read to the press.In the statement, issued after a briefing by Said Djinnit, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa, the Council welcomed efforts by the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to address unconstitutional changes of government and to consolidate democratic practices and institutions, particularly through security sector reform, the promotion of human rights and the involvement of women in conflict prevention and resolution.The Council encouraged the continued engagement of the international community to ensure that progress made in preventing conflict and consolidating democracy in West Africa is sustained.It encouraged the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA) to continue to promote and strengthen a regional and integrated approach to issues in West Africa, including those which have a cross-border dimension, in particular the threat of terrorism in the Sahel, security sector reform, trans-national organized crime, including illicit drug trafficking, the promotion of good governance and human rights.In his briefing to the Council, Mr. Djinnit stressed the need to comprehensively address issues of development, governance and security in West African countries.“Despite the praiseworthy efforts they are undertaking within the framework of promoting development and stability they [countries] continue to be vulnerable and fragile, therefore deserving a determined and steadfast support from the international community,” he said.In his latest report to the Council on the activities of UNOWA, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also points out that with the end of the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, the restoration of constitutional order and democracy in Guinea and Niger, as well as peaceful and fair elections in Benin and Nigeria, the sub-region is witnessing a new momentum towards peace and democracy.“While paving the way for stability, reconstruction and development, those encouraging achievements have regrettably not completely reversed the potential of new rounds of instability, which remain a reality in several countries, as illustrated by recent developments in Burkina Faso and the simmering tensions observed in other countries of the sub-region,” Mr. Ban notes in the report.He says that UNOWA will continue to support initiatives aimed at consolidating the gains that are consistent with its revised mandate. It will also concentrate on addressing cross-border and cross-cutting challenges to peace, security and stability, in particular election-related crisis and violence, challenges related to security sector reform and trans-national crime, notably drug trafficking and terrorism. 8 July 2011The Security Council today voiced satisfaction with the progress countries in West Africa are making towards greater peace and stability, welcoming the positive developments in post-conflict recovery and peacebuilding, particularly in Guinea and Niger, as well as the end of the violent post-election crisis in Côte d’Ivoire. read more

Organized crime spreading using modern technology UN panel told

Antonio Maria Costa, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) told the General Assembly’s Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee that his office had recently developed a composite index of organized crime, combining data on over 10 factors, and then ran the factors through the computers.”The results showed that sub-Saharan Africa appeared to be the region most affected by organized crime, followed by Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean,” he told the Third Committee yesterday.Among the factors UNODC studies, he said, were ” perceptions of organized crime and high-level corruption by business leaders, the extent of the grey economy, the degree of arms and tobacco smuggling, levels of human trafficking, car theft and money laundering.”Mr. Costa also told the Committee that criminals too, use advanced methods.”Modern technology enabled criminals to launder money, commit large-scale fraud, attack computer systems and disseminate paedophile material,” he said.Mr. Costa said Asia and the Andean countries had seen a “sizeable reduction” of opium and coca cultivation, with the exception of Colombia and Afghanistan. He also detected a “significant” reduction in cocaine and heroin abuse in North America and Western Europe but new markets had emerged in Eastern Europe, Russia and China. read more

Gatwick chaos Window fitter arrested for drone attack was at work says

The first reported sighting… A window fitter arrested on suspicion of carrying out the Gatwick drone attack was at work throughout “much of” the disruption, his boss insisted. Drone enthusiast, Paul Gait, 47, was detained along with his wife Elaine Kirk, 54, at their home in Crawley, West Sussex, just a five-minute drive from the airport’s perimeter. Friends of the couple said Ms Kirk  had “no interest” in drones or flying. The pair were being questioned on suspicion of causing three days of chaos at Britain’s second busiest airport by repeatedly flying a device into restricted air space. 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. His former partner also said that he was with her during another time that the drone was seen over the airport. read more

Guyana Govt working on strong relief response to hurricane hit territories

As the region grapples with the devastation brought on by Hurricane Irma and impending threats of Hurricane Jose, the Government of Guyana has pledged an initial sum of US $50,000 to aid urgent relief effortsthrough the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) regional mechanism, which is coordinated by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) in partnership with the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). Further assistance will be determined subsequent to the completion of a Needs Assessment. This was announced today, following a high-level meeting convened by President David Granger at State House. The Head of State has tasked the team with ensuring that Guyana’s response also comprehensively addresses the needs of Guyanese citizens, who are residing in the affected territories, according to the Ministry of the Presidency.President David Granger convened a high-level Ministerial Meeting to discuss Guyana’s response to hurricane-hit territories of the Caribbean region. The high-level team included: Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, Minister of Finance, Mr. Winston Jordan, Minister of Citizenship, Mr. Winston Felix, Minister of Public Infrastructure, Mr. David Patterson, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Carl Greenidge, Minister of Public Affairs, Ms. Dawn Hastings-Williams and Minister with Responsibility for the Public Service, Dr. Rupert Roopnarine. (MotP photo)Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, who has responsibility for disaster relief, announced the initial sum committed by Government noting that Needs Assessments are being conducted at the regional level and added that regular Situation Reports are being monitored as Guyana continues to work with the Region to ensure a coordinated response.  Additionally, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo will Head a Ministerial Task Force that will be responsible for oversight of the efforts of the Civil Defence Commission’s (CDC) National Risk Reduction Platform, which has since been activated.According to the MotP, Harmon also informed that over the next few days, strenuous efforts will be made to keep an open line of communication to ensure that relatives of those residing in hurricane-hit zones are provided with the necessary information regarding their loved ones. “We will work to render assistance to Guyanese nationals in Caribbean countries and generally to the affected states themselves. We want to be able to have an inventory of students, who are on scholarships in Cuba and in other parts of the Caribbean and to see to it that such information is provided to their families,” the Prime Minister said.Meanwhile, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Carl Greenidge said that Cuba has better infrastructure than many of the other Caribbean countries and noted that from current reports, the Ministry has no reason to believe that scholarship students are in any danger or have suffered in any alarming way. Nevertheless, the Ministry will be setting up a portal on its website to facilitate communication between those affected and their families as well as the authorities in Guyana, the MotP reported.Lack of communication is one of the major difficulties that the regional response effort faces. Minister Greenidge explained that while there is a basic framework of communication such as Honorary Consuls, Ambassadors and other diplomatic representatives, the storm has ravaged communications infrastructure, especially in places like St. Maarten, St. Barts and Barbuda. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHurricane Maria: Guyana stands in solidarity with Dominica, ready to offer support- PresidentSeptember 19, 2017In “latest news”CDC, Foreign Ministry open hotline for relatives of persons affected by Hurricane IrmaSeptember 14, 2017In “latest news”Int’l Donors Conference to be called for hurricane-devastated islandsSeptember 15, 2017In “latest news” read more

FLSmidth teams with Maplesoft in modelling Dual Truck Mobile Sizer design

first_imgAs part of its ongoing development of the Dual Truck Mobile Sizer (DTMS), one of its key new innovations in In-Pit Crushing and Conveying, FLSmidth recently engaged the services of Maplesoft’s Engineering Solutions team whose design and analysis tools have helped in the development of the offering, which is truly mobile and can be relocated throughout a project’s life, as the haul distances increase. The DTMS increases in-pit crushing efficiency due to its dual-skip configuration. A truck backs into one skip until it reaches a restraining curb in the floor. After dumping its load on the skip floor, it then slowly pulls ahead, lowers its bed, and pulls away.Once the truck clears the end of the skip, the skip can be raised. As the skip is elevated, it pours material from the discharge of the skip and deposits the material into the apron feeder hopper. As material is introduced onto the apron feeder, it conveys the material to the sizer where it is crushed to the appropriate size. After being crushed, the material is deposited onto the discharge conveyor where it is taken to the bench conveyor. This process is performed while another haul truck is depositing material into the twin skip, thereby increasing the number of truck cycles.To create tools that would help FLSmidth to design this innovative piece of equipment, the Maplesoft team first had to develop a deep understanding of the dynamics of the skip system. They began by using MapleSim, the advanced modelling and simulation platform, to develop a fully parameterised model of the skip. Taking advantage of MapleSim’s multidomain modelling capabilities, they were able to create a high-fidelity model that incorporated all the key components of the skip – from its geometric structure and mechanical operation, to the hydraulic circuits and controllers. “The DTMS is a very large and complex machine,” says Willem Fourie, Global Product Line Manager – Mobile Sizer Stations, FLSmidth. “The ability to model all aspects of its operation during the design phase using MapleSim gave us confidence that the product we would ultimately build would function correctly the first time. We cannot even begin to put a value on what this means to us.”MapleSim’s modelling approach not only addresses the basic requirements of dynamic multidomain simulation, but through seamless access to the underlying symbolic equations, enables the user to rapidly create targeted design tools using Maple’s high-performance symbolic computation engine. The creation of the skip model was complemented with the development of multiple design tools to aid in adjusting the model to achieve the desired behaviour. One such design tool is the Geometric Design Evaluation tool, which provides the ability to evaluate changes in the dimensions of the skip design and their effect on the dynamics of the system. The tool uses Maple – Maplesoft’s symbolic computation tool – to perform a parameter sweep, by simultaneously running simulations using the different parameter values provided. Maple then presents the results overlaid on a single plot window for easy comparison and evaluation. Other tools developed include tools for sizing the hydraulics and components, designing the motion profile, investigating the dynamic loading on the bearings, and estimating the material flow load.As part of developing and testing the skip model, Maplesoft’s technical team also evaluated the design, to identify the sources of vibrations and their effects. They developed an approach to perform stability analysis, which was made possible by the fact that the skip model provided easy access to key geometric features and dynamic properties of the design. The stability analysis approach was demonstrated using a case study in which the location of the feedback sensor was varied. The analysis identified a potential issue very early in the design phase, enabling engineers at FLSmidth to develop a more robust design.“The stability analysis performed by the Maplesoft team was very insightful,” said Fourie. “Knowing about a potential issue early on enabled us to design with it in mind, rather than having to go back and rework our design at a later stage. This contributed to keeping our project on track, and saved us millions of dollars down the line.” The stability analysis design approach and all the other analysis tools developed by Maplesoft were delivered to FLSmidth, enabling them to apply them to future projects.Once the modelling and testing of the skip system was completed, during the following phases of the project, Maplesoft staff went on to develop the chassis model, and finally the full DTMS. Many more design tools were created, providing the ability to evaluate joint flexibility, center of mass variations as the skip was raised and lowered, and even soil modeling to investigate the vertical displacement of the system on different types of soil. “From start to finish, Maplesoft provided truly knowledgeable and professional service,” concludes Fourie. “Their team worked tirelessly to accommodate our schedule, and the power of the Maplesoft toolset is second to none. The level of design detail and the amount of insight we gained have enabled us to revolutionise onsite crushing through the development of the DTMS. We could not have achieved this without the services of Maplesoft’s Engineering Solutions team.”last_img read more

Dean Bombac to French Aix

← Previous Story Wacker Thun extend deal with Chakalidis and Franic Next Story → Elena Gjorgievska sign for Baia Mare! aixDean BombacFrench handball After bankruptcy of Belarus champion HC Dinamo Minsk, all the players left the capital. Slovenian trio Miklavcic, Mackovsek and Bundalo have been transfered to RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, where they will finish the season, but “the most wanted” was their compatriot – playmaker Dean Bombac (25) who was a target of RK Metalurg and Wisla Plock, but at the end, he decided to sign a short three months deal with French Aix!Legendary THW Kiel coach Zvonimir Noka Serdarusic leads ambitious French team since February… read more

Eirgrid CEO Id have no issue living next to a pylon I

first_imgTHE CEO OF Eirgrid, Fintan Slye, has told an Oireachtas committee that he would have “no issue” living next to a pylon, the day after the incoming chairman of the company admitted he would not want to live beside one.Yesterday John O’Connor told the committee on Transport and Communications that he “would not like to live close to a pylon”. However, when asked the same question by committee chair John O’Mahony, the company’s CEO said:In terms of my personal view, I would have no issue living next to a pylon. In the first instance, I know it’s completely safe – I have no issue with that.He said another reason he would have no problem with it is because of the necessity for servicing the grid and for the jobs and infrastructure of the community.Syle pointed to “a wealth of studies” that indicate pylons do not cause any health issues and the fact that we are 50 times below the limits set out in World Health Organisation guidelines.Representatives for the company are before the committee to discuss and address issues in relation to three projects that the company is working on across the country – the North/South Interconnector in Meath, Gridwest from Carrick-on-Shannon to Mayo and Gridlink which will stretch from Cork to Wexford and on to Kildare.Going undergroundOn the issue of the visual impact of the pylons, Slye said Eirgrid works with communities and individuals during and after the consultation process to come up with solutions but said that for significant distances, “it is not possible to underground”.He said this would require inserting large converter stations “larger than Croke Park” around the country and would involve considerably higher costs.With all three largescale projects under discussion, if they were to go underground instead of building pylons, Slye said it would “add about €2 billion to the cost of electricity” and this would in turn add to bills for consumers.The CEO told the committee that Eirgrid as “no vested interest in any particular technology solutions”.Get down and dirtyFianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley was critical of Eirgrid, which he said was “less forthcoming” on some of the impacts that transmission lines will have on communities and individuals, like the potential effect on property values.Tipperary South TD Mattie McGrath urged the company’s CEO to “get down and dirty, as I say, with the people, and stand in the people’s kitchens.Take off the suits and get on the wellies and go into the farmyards and asked the people and talk to them instead of talking over them and at them.Michelle Mulherin, Fine Gael TD for the Mayo constituency, which is included in plans for one of the three projects, said “at the very least – and you don’t need to be an expert for this – they don’t look nice.”She said Eirgrid should lay out the pros and cons of all of the options to give people a full evaluation.“Let people see the upsides and the downsides for themselves,” she told representatives.Slye said that the need for more details on this, and in particular an assessment of undergrounding as an option, is becoming clear in the consultation process for the Gridlink process and that is something the company is looking at.He said he would be happy to address the committee again to update them after the consultation process is over in January next year.Read: Rabbitte: ‘There must be meaningful engagement with the public over Eirgrid plans’>Read: ‘I wouldn’t like to live close to a pylon, but who would?’ – Incoming Eirgrid chair>last_img read more

Parvo Virus Suspected on Grand Turk

first_img Related Items:#parvovirussuspectedinGT, #vaccinateyourpets Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 18, 2017 – Grand Turk – The Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services (MOHAHS), Agriculture and Animal Health Services Division wishes to advise Grand Turk animal owners, that there appears to be an outbreak of Parvo virus on the Island of Grand Turk. This disease can be fatal to dogs especially puppies.Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious disease that can produce a life-threatening illness.  The virus attacks rapidly dividing cells in a dog’s body, especially in the intestinal tract.  It also attacks the white blood cells.  When young animals are infected, the virus can damage the heart muscle leading to lifelong cardiac problem.   Symptoms of the virus are loss of appetite, lethargy, vomiting and foul smelling often bloody diarrhea which can quickly lead to life threatening dehydration.This extremely contagious disease can be transmitted by any person, animal or object that comes in contact with an infected dog’s feces.   The virus is very resistant, and survives in the environment for months.   It is common for unvaccinated dogs to become infected when exposed to the virus.Parvovirus is most harmful to puppies up to one year old and it is strongly recommended that they be vaccinated before exposing them to outside areas.   Older unvaccinated dogs are not severely affected by the virus but can still contract and shed it, thereby spreading it to different locations. The virus can exist in soil which has been the site of feces from infected dogs.It can be carried by shoes and walked into your yard where it can live in the soil for a very long time. Prevention methods include the disinfecting of your harder surfaces with the use of a strong solution of bleach.We are therefore recommending that pet owners have their animals:-Vaccinated as a preventative measure.Not move animals from suspected infected areas to other areas.Contact a veterinarian If symptoms are noticed, if  unsure or notice diarrheaDo not transport/ship dogs from Grand Turk to other islands without approval from the Department of Agriculture.Exercise caution when handling sick animals.The Department of Agriculture wishes to further advise the Grand Turk community that the veterinary team from Bark and Bliss Animal Wellness Centre on Providenciales will be in Grand Turk every Thursday to conduct test, vaccinations and treatments as necessary. These services will be provided at a cost.The veterinary team can be contacted at 649-232-2275 or the Department of Agriculture at 649-338-3881 or 338-3882.Press Release: TCIG#parvovirusinsuspectedinGT#vaccinateyourpets Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

FNM Leader Says Fire Fitzgerald

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 24, 2017 – Nassau- Following the admission of reaching out for help with the Baha Mar resort on behalf of his father, Minister of Education Jerome Fitzgerald has come under attack from Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hurbert Minnis. Fitzgerald has also fired back.Fitzgerald lamented that the FNM leader did not attend the opening ceremony of the Baha Mar resort, saying “he should be ashamed of himself”, words Minnis used to describe Fitzgerald’s actions.Minnis has said if Fitzgerald was honorable he would resign, “but he has no shame and so I call upon prime Minister Christie to fire him so that he will not continue to sully the good name of The Bahamas.“Additionally, in the absence of the Prime Minister not firing him, I call upon all Bahamians to fire them all and vote them out”, he said. #MagneticMediaNews#FNMLeaderSaysFireFitzgerald Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp STATEMENT FROM THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM ON RECENT SHOOTING OF VISITOR Related Items:#fitzgerald, #fnmleadersaysfirefitzgerald, #magneticmedianews, Sheri-kae McLeodcenter_img American Tourist Shot in TCI, In Serious Condition at Hospital in Florida Recommended for you Dionisio D’Aguilar Introduced As CTO’s New Chairmanlast_img read more

REMINDER World Soy Foundation Partnering with Minnesota Soybean for Campaign in April

first_imgAre you going to be on Facebook during the month of April? Or, do you know someone who is a frequent flyer on Facebook? If so, here’s our reminder and announcement about our partnership with Minnesota Soybean to run a social media campaign to celebrate Soyfoods Month!Throughout the month of April, you provide the clicks, Minnesota Soybean provides the donations!Here’s how you can help:“Like” the Minnesota Soybean Facebook page and they’ll donate $5 to the WSF! (Note: you must like their actual page, not just their posts, to qualify for a donation)“Share” a Soyfoods Month campaign-related post from the Minnesota Soybean page and they’ll donate an ADDITIONAL $5!It’s never been easier to help us reduce malnutrition through the power of soy! Please, take a few moments today to visit the Minnesota Soybean page and turn your clicks into donations!Visit or to learn more!last_img read more

Welcome to the Magazine Spin Zone

first_imgTotal magazine rate-card-reported advertising revenue through the first three quarters of 2008 closed at $18,452,988,859, posting a 5% decline against the previous year, according to Publishers Information Bureau (PIB).  There were 164,125 ad pages generated through the first three quarters of the year, a drop of 9.5% compared to the same period in 2007. Now, why did the MPA choose to highlight year-to-date ad performance first? Well, that’s because the third quarter was even worse:For the third quarter, total magazine rate-card-reported advertising revenue generated $5,988,323,154, which was an 8.8% decrease compared to 2007’s third quarter.  There were 52,778 advertising pages in the third quarter, a drop of 12.9% compared to the same period in 2007.  Talk about burying the lead. It’s like reading game reports by Kansas City Royals beat reporters. (“The Royals lost 12-1 again? Let’s go with this headline: ‘Royals Reliever Tosses Scoreless Inning’!”)The MPA is not alone here. American Business Media, the b-to-b association, is just as guilty in projecting confidence while their members are hemorrhaging print ad dollars. (They’re just slow in reporting it—the Business Information Network, ABM’s monthly equivalent to PIB, is only on June.)And it’s not just the associations. PR firms are also prone to passing out the Kool-Aid. After one of the recent PIB reports, one magazine flack sent an e-mail boasting that her title was flat. (“Flat is the new up, right?!?!”)I don’t necessarily blame PR reps for spinning the numbers. It’s their job to do that. But I don’t understand why associations have to. It’s not like their members don’t realize how scary it is out there.Why won’t the MPA or ABM acknowledge reality? Because, like it or not, it’s here. And it’s not going away anytime soon. Every three months, the Publishers Information Bureau, the part of the Magazine Publishers of America which counts advertising pages and estimates rate card revenue, puts out a press release summarizing the performance for the previous quarter. And, like clockwork, the copy of that press release reads like pro-print, partisan spin. Every time. Friends, it drives me crazy.This week’s PIB release was no different. Here was the headline the MPA went with:FOOD & FOOD PRODUCTS AND RETAIL LEAD AD CATEGORIES IN REVENUE GAINS THROUGH FIRST THREE QUARTERS OF 2008Yes, yes they did. One minor point the MPA chose not to highlight in the headline: including food and retail, there were a total of three—three—categories that posted revenue gains through September. Every other category tracked by PIB has seen a decline. Why did the MPA do this? Because this is what else they had to report:last_img read more

Exclusive Galantis MAX On Their Dangerously Fun New Single Satisfied

first_img Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Aug 3, 2018 – 11:15 am Galantis & MAX On The Dangerously Fun “Satisfied” The Swedish dance duo stop by backstage at Lollapalooza with a vibrant collaborator to talk about their latest single, the role of an album, and moreNate HertweckGRAMMYs Aug 3, 2018 – 11:15 am GRAMMY-nominated duo Galantis have plenty to be excited about. The group is returning to the Lollapalooza stage with two new singles out, “Mama Look At Me Now” and the infectious “Satisfied” featuring singer/songwriter MAX and an outrageously fun music video. The pair stopped by our tent backstage to discuss their experiences at the festival, making full-length albums, and more. A special surprise unfolds when Max pops up out of nowhere to talk about his song with the duo, “Satisfied” and why the collab works  so well.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” News Exclusive: Galantis & MAX On “Satisfied” exclusive-galantis-max-their-dangerously-fun-new-single-satisfied Exclusive: Galantis & MAX On Their Dangerously Fun New Single “Satisfied” Email Twitter last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Digital Communication & Media Relations Manager at OSRAM/LED EnginFull-Time Dietary Aide at CareOneFull-Time CMM/Mechanical Inspector at TecometFull-Time Warehouse Associate at NAPA Auto PartsFull-Time Solar Sales Representative at Trinity SolarPart-Time Laborer & Supervisor at Two Men And A TruckFull-Time Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Charles River LabsFull-Time Customer Service Supervisor at Advancesource Biomaterials Corp.Full-Time Teacher Aide at May InstituteFull-Time Compliance Services Supervisor at SOVOS Compliance(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Houston Police And Local Ministers Appeal For Unity After Dallas Police Shootings

first_img 00:00 /00:57 Gail DelaughterHouston NAACP President Dr. James Douglas speaks at a prayer vigil at HPD headquarters.In the lobby of the Houston Police Department’s downtown headquarters, ministers prayed for the safety of officers and citizens. But there was also some honest conversation. Houston NAACP President James Douglas says he thinks there are simply too many guns. “America has returned to the wild, wild west,” says Douglas. “And somehow we’ve got to figure out how to take guns out of everybody’s hands.”As for police relations, Houston Interim Chief Martha Montalvo says she doesn’t want a situation of “us versus them.” She’s calling for stronger bonds between the police department and the community. “That’s what this is about,” says Montalvo. “We’re here to serve. We’re here to work with people. We’re here to help people. And we’ve got to get that message across.” Speakers at the vigil also called for a greater effort to teach kids how to solve conflicts peacefully. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Related Content read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more September 12, 2011 – Breast imaging facilities looking for increased diagnostic confidence in mammography screening can now benefit from the exceptional image quality of the Aspire HD full-field digital mammography (FFDM) system from Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Now U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-510(k) cleared, the Aspire HD provides image clarity that enables extraordinary detail of potential abnormalities that not only assists in more accurate and reliable diagnoses, but also results in enhanced clinician productivity.   The exceptional image quality of the Aspire HD is made possible in part by the system’s unique proprietary detector that uses innovative dual-layer amorphous selenium (a-Se) and the first use of Fujifilm’s innovative direct optical switching (DOS) technology. This new technology combined with the company’s renowned 50-micron resolution provides facilities with the confidence they need for the detailed visualization that’s required in mammography.The new DOS technology eliminates the use of thin film transistors (TFTs), which are currently used in typical FFDM detector systems. By eliminating the TFTs, this new technology creates a direct image transfer that results in a higher efficiency image capture.  This process produces images with less noise and the potential to reduce dose, while delivering the performance and reliability digital mammography users have come to expect from Fujifilm. Fujifilm has more than 8000 FFDM systems installed worldwide. The company was the first to bring computed radiography (CR)-based FFDM to the U.S. market in 2006 and has been successfully serving the needs of hospitals and imaging centers with the Aspire ClearView-CSm and the Aspire ClearView-1m, multi- and single-imaging plate systems with Image Intelligence, Fujifilm’s proprietary image processing technology. For more information: Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… 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 IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. 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The multi-year… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Technology | September 12, 2011 Fujifilm’s Aspire HD Receives FDA Clearance Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).last_img read more

Brazils ban on WhatsApp is lifted less than 24 hours after it

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO – The day after a Brazilian judge ordered the suspension of the WhatApp cellphone chat and voice service for 48 hours, cutting off millions of users from one of the country’s most popular communication services, another judge overturned the ban.Brazilians had joined in black humor and outrage and tech giants expressed worry over the state’s heavy hand Thursday after a judge banned the service for 48 hours. It is so widely used in Brazil that people often ask for “your WhatsApp” rather than your number. The ban began at midnight Wednesday.Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who had described this as a “sad day for Brazil,” celebrated the decision. “Your voices have been heard and the block has been lifted,” he posted on Facebook. The social media company bought WhatsApp in 2014 for $22 billion, and Zuckerberg said the application had 100 million users in Brazil.The ban was first imposed by Judge Sandra Marques in São Bernardo do Campo in São Paulo because the company had not complied with an order to provide information for a criminal investigation, which is secret. The company had failed to respond to two notifications in July and August and prosecutors requested the ban in retaliation.But on Thursday, Xaxier de Souza, a judge at a higher court, overruled the decision. “It has not been shown reasonable that millions of users should be affected as a result of the company’s inertia,” he said.The Folha de São Paulo newspaper site reported that the ban was imposed because WhatsApp had failed to provide messages swapped by criminal gangs.The company said it didn’t have the information that was being sought. “We’re disappointed that a judge would punish more than 100 million people across Brazil since we were unable to turn over information we didn’t have,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said.WhatsApp creator Jan Koum, who had lamented the ban, celebrated the service’s restoration. “This is a victory for the Brazilian people, and we’re glad that your voices were heard loud and clear by people who represent them,” he wrote on Facebook. The service had 900 million monthly users is also popular across the Middle East, where it has largely eclipsed the once-indispensable BlackBerry Messenger service.WhatsApp first exploded in Brazil’s numerous favelas and low-income communities, where it is called “sap sap,” as 3G services become more available. It then spread to the middle classes.The decision caused a flood of Brazilians to download other applications. Last night, Telegram Messenger said it had gained 1.5 million new users.Jokes on the “Fall of WhatsApp” had flared across the Internet. Some Brazilians complained that flirting opportunities had been reduced, or linked the block to a political crisis threatening President Dilma Rousseff, who is facing impeachment proceedings.Now Brazilians took to social media to celebrate its return. One person tweeting as Emerson Lobo wrote “WhatsApp came back” and was one of many who illustrated his post with a cheering woman. Facebook Comments Related posts:What’s up, no WhatsApp? Brazilians peeved after service suspended Rousseff’s horror movie may only get worse in 2nd half Lula’s bridge to nowhere hints at global reach of Brazil graft Brazil heads for worst recession since 1901, economists forecastlast_img read more