first_imgGAB chair Abraham Kahlil Mitra welcomed the WBO’s decision to carry out a review, saying that even if that won’t change the outcome of the contentious bout, it will send a strong signal that any sign of leniency, abuse of authority or wrongdoing would not be tolerated.Valcarcel said five anonymous judges will review the bout, assigning their own scores to rounds.“Then, we will tabulate the results to ascertain clearly which rounds each fighter won using an average scale based on 60, 80 and 100 percent,” Valcarcel added. “This means that three of the five officials have to agree to determine which fighter won the round.”Valcarcel supported the judges, who have each scored hundreds of fights: “The officials who participated in this fight are all professional, distinguished, honest and honorable human beings.”A similar case happened when Pacquiao lost to Timothy Bradley by split decision on June 9, 2012 in their first showdown at MGM Grand Garden Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Meralco, JPV battle for top spot Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong That time, judge Jerry Roth sided with Pacquiao, 115-113, but was overturned by judges CJ Roth and Duane Ford who both scored the bout 115-113 in Bradley’s favor.Due to howls of protest all over the world, a panel of competent judges was formed to review the tape of the fight.Eventually, all five men chose Pacquiao the winner and it was not even close, 117-111 twice, 118-110, 116-112 and 115-113. The panel’s decision was duly noted, but Bradley’s victory was never reversed. —WITH REPORTS FROM AP MOST READ Jeff Horn, left, of Australia and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in the Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)He was at ringside when Jeff Horn was rewarded with a unanimous decision win over Manny Pacquiao. He was present at the post-fight conference which Team Pacquiao chose to skip.World Boxing Organization president Paco Valcarcel must have seen and felt that there were merits on the call for review of the scorecards by the Games and Amusements Board (GAB), which was endorsed by Pacquiao, that he acceded.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Manny Pacquaio attends church ahead of fight against Jeff Horn PLAY LIST 01:39Manny Pacquaio attends church ahead of fight against Jeff Horn01:17Pacquiao on Horn: ‘I never underestimate my opponent’01:06Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Valcarcel ordered the formation of a five-man independent panel that will re-score the tape of “Battle of Brisbane” to find out whether Horn really did enough to snatch Pacquiao’s welterweight title last Sunday.Judges Chris Flores and Ramon Cerdan both scored the bloody 12-round, 115-113, while judge Waleska Roldan saw it 117-112.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut even if the panel scores the bout in favor of Pacquiao, the result can no longer be changed, according to the WBO.“The purpose of this review is to be able to give the fans certainty of who was the winner of the bout, even though we do not have the power to reverse the decision of the judges,” said Valcarcel. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucenalast_img read more

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue With 4 ½ minutes left, Lakers fans chanted “Let’s go, Lakers! Let’s go, Lakers!” while others hit the exits.“The NBA’s back and everyone’s trying to have the narrative of it’s a rivalry game and it’s a huge test,” James said, “but I think both teams are not where they want to be. We have a lot of room to improve.”The Lakers erased a 14-point deficit in the third, led by Danny Green’s 18 points. He capped a 15-0 run with his fifth 3-pointer before JaMychal Green’s 3-pointer pulled the Clippers into an 85-all tie heading into the fourth.The Clippers outscored the Lakers 40-29 in the second quarter, buoyed by 16 points from Leonard. He made seven straight shots on a variety of moves — pullups, fadeaways, a cutting dunk.The Lakers raced to a 13-2 lead, their largest of the game. James scored over Leonard and he later heard “MVP! MVP!” chants while sinking his first free throws of the season.The Lakers shot 53% from the floor in the first quarter, while the Clippers missed shots and had a basket by Williams taken away when the Lakers challenged a foul call on Howard.The rivalry was on early with a male fan shouting “Go Lakers!” during the national anthem, drawing big cheers while Clipper fans booed.“It was everything I expected,” Davis said. “Very anticipated game and it was fun.”TIP-INSLakers: They fell to 43-29 all-time in season openers. … G Rajon Rondo (sore right calf) sat out. Clippers: They improved to 25-25 in openers all-time, but still trail the Lakers 3-2 when the teams meet in a season opener. … G Rodney McGruder (right ankle sprain) missed the game.WARNING FANSAs part of the NBA’s crackdown on fan behavior this season, cards carrying a message from league security were on seats located courtside and the first couple rows back. They reminded that every fan is required to comply with the league’s fan code of conduct and anyone who acts inappropriately may be subject to ejection and-or revocation of their tickets. The public address announcer reminded fans before both halves about minding their manners.LEONARD’S GREETINGLeonard took to the mic to welcome Clippers fans to the game. He had to raise his usually low voice to be heard over the din, a mix of cheers from Clippers fans and boos from Lakers fans. “It’s going to be a great season,” Leonard said. “We’re going to play hard every night. Let’s get it going.”STARRY NIGHTFamous faces came out, including Kate Hudson, Angela Bassett, Jeff Garlin, and athletes Lisa Leslie and Diana Taurasi of the WNBA, Joc Pederson of the Dodgers and soccer player Alex Morgan. Halsey performed outdoors at LA Live before the game and Ty Dolla $ign rapped at halftime.UP NEXTLakers: Return to Staples Center as the home team Friday against Utah. The Lakers are 25-12 all-time against the Jazz at home.Clippers: Travel to Golden State on Thursday to open the Chase Center in San Francisco in another blockbuster matchup. Leonard got it done without his personal recruit Paul George, sidelined indefinitely while rehabbing from a pair of offseason shoulder surgeries.“It’s just the first game of the season, so it’s going to take the season and mistakes and success to get us on the same page,” Leonard said.Wearing a black tuxedo jacket and bow tie, George received a mixed reaction when introduced in the playoff-like atmosphere at Staples Center, where the Clippers were the home team for the first of four meetings in the arena the teams share.“Their fans were very loud early and I thought our fans took over from that point on,” Rivers said. “It’s great for the city.”The Clippers’ reserves outscored the Lakers’ bench, 60-19. Last season, Williams and Harrell were the NBA’s highest-scoring reserve duo, and they picked up where they left off.“This bench is going to be better this year than even last year,” Rivers said.It came down to the fourth quarter, and the Clippers dominated.Tied 85-all, they opened with a 19-7 run to go up 104-92. Five different players scored and Leonard assisted on Maurice Harkless’ 3-pointer.James had three of the Lakers’ six turnovers in the fourth, when Harkless and Leonard each blocked shots by Dwight Howard.“That was just very careless and they capitalized off of it,” James said. “It’s one of 82 (games),” Rivers said. “Next question.”Leonard won his second NBA title last season in Toronto.The Lakers showed off their new 1-2 punch of James and Anthony Davis. Davis scored 25 points, making 9 of 14 free throws, and James had 18.“For us, we’re both aggressive,” Davis said. “Sometimes we kind of miss each other. I missed him a couple times and he missed me, so just trying to figure it out.”Danny Green outscored them both with 28 points, including seven 3-pointers, in the highest-scoring debut by a Laker in franchise history.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES UAAP: UP nears Final 4, survives NU Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Leonard began a new career chapter Tuesday night, scoring 30 points to go with a strong bench effort in a 112-102 victory over LeBron James and the Lakers in the teams’ season opener.Leonard chose the Clippers because he wanted to come home and his family was on hand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“All those emotions went through me again,” he said.Lou Williams added 21 points and Montrezl Harrell had 17 off the bench when the Clippers began their 50th season overall and 36th in Los Angeles as the once unlikely but now favorites to win the franchise’s first NBA championship. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? This jewelry designer is also an architect Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, right, steals the ball from Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard hit seven straight shots in one stretch, creating a run for the Clippers that his new teammates quickly joined.“It’s a great sign of leadership,” coach Doc Rivers said. “He talks with his game.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Becoming his own man Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! View commentslast_img read more

first_imgWorld Cup World Cup WAGs: Shakira and the famous wives & girlfriends of Russia 2018 stars Emily Willson Last updated 1 year ago 20:00 6/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Shakira, Ruby Mae, Pamela Anderson Getty World Cup Premier League Goal takes a look at some of the wives and girlfriends of the biggest footballing talent at the World Cup.last_img

first_img commentary Rajarshi Gupta CardiffJune 1, 2019UPDATED: June 1, 2019 19:31 IST New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Matt Henry picked up 3 for 29 as he helped New Zealand begin their ICC Cricket World Cup campaign with a massive win (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in Cardiff on Saturday Ferguson (3 for 21) and Henry (3 for 29) starred with the ball for New Zealand Guptill and Munro hit aggressive fifties as New Zealand cruised away to victoryMatt Henry and Lockie Ferguson took 3 wickets apiece before Martin Guptill and Colin Munro shared a 137-run opening stand to set up a 10-wicket win for New Zealand in their opening World Cup 2019 match against Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Saturday.Sri Lanka became the 2nd Asian team to be blown away by pace in 2 days at the 2019 Cricket World Cup after Pakistan crashed to a 7-wicket defeat against West Indies on Friday. Apart from skipper Dimuth Karunaratne who became the 2nd batsman in World Cup history to carry his bat through, none of the other Sri Lankan batsmen looked like even putting up a fight.New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019: HighlightsDimuth Karunaratne hit an unbeaten 52 out of Sri Lanka’s total of 136 in 29.2 overs, Kusal Perera made 29 while Thisara Perera chipped in with quick 27 to ensure Sri Lanka crossed 100. Sri Lanka’s lack of preparation to deal with conditions in England showed from the way they reacted to some incisive fast bowling from Henry, Trent Boult, Fergusson and Colin de Grandhomme.After Kane Williamson won the toss and put Sri Lanka into bat, New Zealand’s bowlers produced an outstanding performance. All of the Kiwi bowlers were among the wickets. While Henry and Ferguson picked 3 for 29 and 2 for 21 respectively, Boult, de Grandhomme, Neesham and Santner picked 1 wicket each to set up a huge win for the Black Caps.Chasing a modest 137, Martin Guptill and Colin Munro came out all guns blazing against Sri Lanka’s hapless new ball attack. Guptil got to his 50 earlier than Munro but both men were utterly destructive and matched each other shot for shot. West Indies took a little less than 3-and-a-half hours to steamroll Pakistan on Friday and New Zealand, a day later, did not take much longer to condemn Sri Lanka to a humiliating defeat.advertisementNew Zealand had reached the final of the 2015 World Cup and on Saturday in their first game of the 2019 World Cup, showed why they are such a dangerous ODI side.Sri Lanka will next face Afghanistan on June 4 New Zealand take on Bangladesh on June 5.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Brendon McCullum makes match-by-match prediction. Mark Waugh disagrees about India chancesAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Archer must be licking his lips after watching Pakistan collapse, says WaqarAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow New Zealand cricket teamFollow Sri LankaFollow ICC Cricket World CupFollow Matt HenryFollow Lockie FergusonFollow Martin GuptillFollow Colin MunroFollow CardiffFollow Live cricket score view more view less scorecard World Cup 2019: New Zealand smash listless Sri Lanka in CardiffWorld Cup 2019: Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill and Colin Munro starred in an emphatic win for New Zealand over Sri Lanka in their first match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup in Cardiff on Saturday.center_img No data available! graphs advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgMIAMI (March 13, 2019) – Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort, located along a stretch of gorgeous Punta Cana coastline, will host the grand finale of The Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE 2019) on March 27, 2019. Organized by hotel and tourism association of the Dominican Republic ASONAHORES (National Association of Hotels and Tourism), this iconic tourism event gathers over 500 suppliers of the Dominican Republic tourism product, including the country’s largest national and international hotel chains, as well as several airlines, tour operators and travel agents.  “DATE continues to be an outstanding event for Dominican tourism, significantly increasing the number of international delegates year after year,” said Fernando Gómez, General Director of Barceló Hotel Group in the Dominican Republic. “Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort is honored to collaborate with DATE for the thirteenth time, and to represent one of the world’s most important tourist destinations during the event’s closing ceremony.”  With more than 1000 guests expected to attend, DATE’s closing event takes place on Wednesday March 27th, 2019 at 7:30 PM in Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort’s Gran Salón Bávaro. Located within Barceló Bávaro Convention Center, the expansive Gran Salón Bávaro is composed of various extendable rooms which can be used to host special events such as meetings, major international conferences, gala dinners, car exhibitions, gatherings, parties and themed events. Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort is renowned for its outstanding all-inclusive service, where every single detail is taken care of, ensuring that guests experience the best quality services, variety, originality, and innovation.  About Barceló Bávaro Convention Center:Surrounded by the tropical environment of Bávaro Beach and integrated within the Barceló Bávaro Beach Resort Adults Only, the Barceló Bávaro Convention Center is the largest convention center in the Dominican Republic. The conference center boasts more than 123,785 square feet distributed more than 30 meeting rooms and has a maximum capacity of 8,000 people. The venue is located 12 miles away from the Punta Cana International Airport. Additional services available ($) upon request include: Audiovisual equipment: Giant screens, lighting, sound amplification technology. Communication technology: Internet access, fax, simultaneous translation, WiFi and a fully equipped business center. Entertainment: Shows, orchestras and recreational activities. Gastronomy: Catering service, coffee breaks, gala dinners, themed banquets, ice sculptures. Additional services: Photography, video, flower arrangements, decoration, heliport and security.  About Barceló Hotel Group Barceló Hotel Group is the 2nd largest hotel chain in Spain and the 29th largest in the world. The hotel group’s portfolio currently boasts 251 urban and leisure hotels ranked between 4 and 5-stars with 55,670 rooms throughout 22 countries and marketed under four brands: Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Barceló Hotels & Resorts, Occidental Hotels & Resorts and Allegro Hotels. For more information or reservations, visit www.barcelo.comlast_img read more

first_img The Government’s revenue target for this fiscal year will not be altered. Tax authorities and the Customs Department are examining the effects of the ban Minister Phillips pointed out that while the objective of the regulations is to reduce smoking overtime Story Highlights Minister of Finance and the Planning, Hon. Dr. Peter Phillips, says the Government’s revenue target for this fiscal year will not be altered.He was responding to a question submitted by Opposition Spokesman, Audley Shaw, in the House of Representatives on July 30, as to whether the ban on smoking in specified spaces would impact sales, and by extension the revenues expected from the tobacco industry.Minister Phillips pointed out that while the objective of the regulations is to reduce smoking overtime, the pace at which this will happen is not yet known.“What has been the general pattern is a sharp dip, which then levels off over time…and it is also the case that there is considerable leakage (of revenues) because of the extent of the contraband trade, which we are seeking to close,” he explained.Dr. Phillips noted that the tax authorities and the Customs Department are examining the effects of the ban, but the two weeks since it was implemented, would not give sufficient information as to a trend.“Therefore, we continue to monitor the situation…but I want to make it absolutely clear that the revenue number of the Government as a whole remains, and that there will be no slippage in relation to our overall targets for revenue,” he asserted.last_img read more

first_imgThe province’s Safe Body Art Act was proclaimed on March 6. The act and its regulations will take effect Feb. 1, 2019. “The Safe Body Art Act will help ensure safe practices and products are used for services such as tattooing and piercing,” said Environment Minister Iain Rankin. “We appreciate industry members’ support and we will continue to work closely with them as we prepare for the Act and regulations to take effect.” The Department of Health and Wellness is responsible for the act and regulations. The Department of Environment is responsible for enforcement. “The Safe Body Art Act and its regulations are an important part of protecting public health and safety,” said Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health. “These regulations can give Nova Scotians more confidence that licensed operators are following appropriate infection control steps to prevent the spread of blood-borne diseases like hepatitis B and C.” Permits will be required for people who sell body art services in Nova Scotia: permanent and mobile facilities will need a Class 1 permit. It costs $195 plus HST and is renewable every 10 years. a Class 2 permit is for facilities at temporary events. It costs $30 plus HST, can be issued for one to 14 days, and is not renewable. Operators will need to meet standards for infection prevention and records management. The rules are detailed in the regulations and standards. “Many of us in the body art industry are doing everything we can to protect our clients’ safety,” said Julie Taylor, owner of Skin Decision tattoo and piercing studios in Halifax and Truro. “Having the Safe Body Art Act and regulations in place will help ensure that everyone in our industry is meeting standards for safety.” The Department of Environment’s public health officers will process applications for permits and inspect body art facilities. They will also work with industry members to ensure they are in compliance when the act and regulations take effect. For more information, visit http://www.novascotia.ca/nse/environmental-health/body-art.asp .last_img read more

Rabat – King Mohammed VI has congratulated the newly-elected French president Emmanuel Macron on winning by 66% to 34% margin Marine Le Pen’s Front National, said a communiqué issued by the Royal cabinet on Tuesday.The independent centrist candidate gained 66% of the votes in France’s second round of presidential elections, strongly beating his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen.In a phone conversation with the 39-year-old pro-European Union president, the King, who is currently in France, extended his congratulations to Macron for his win, which was made possible by enormous support for his vision of France’s future and the well-being of its citizens, said the communiqué. The King and Macron highlighted the positive relationship between the two countries in all fields, as well as the mutual will to consolidate and enrich their exceptional partnership, the communiqué added.Following his victory on the weekend, Macron, a former economy minister, has pledged to unite the French citizens.“I will do everything to make sure you never have reason again to vote for extremes,” he said while he was addressing thousands of supporters in the grand courtyard of the Louvre.“[The world is] watching us and waiting for us to defend the spirit of the Enlightenment, threatened in so many places,” Macron said.Following the election, the outgoing Socialist president, François Hollande, who is expected to formally deliver the presidential seat to Macron on Sunday, said, “His large victory confirms that a very great majority of our citizens wanted to unite around the values of the Republic and show their attachment to the European Union and show France is open to the world.”Earlier this month, King Mohammed VI met with Hollande for a luncheon at the Élysée Palace in the presence of members of the governments.The two Heads of State expressed their mutual feelings of esteem and respect, which they said were the basis of the renewal of French-Moroccan partnerships in security, sustainable development, culture, and education. read more

The main opposition UNP today condemned violence against places of religious worship saying it is deeply wounding the sentiments of entire communities of people in Sri Lanka.UNP MP Karu Jayasuriya said that the recent escalation of religious tensions in the country has given rise to a deep sense of foreboding and a profound sadness for him, and others in the United National Party. However he says Sri Lanka is staring once more down the abyss of communal and religious strife and perceived differences are threatening to tear the country apart as religion threatens to become the great divide. He said that for too long, Sri Lanka had been a society divided and people from every community and walk of life, were crying out for healing and reconciliation and in the new Sri Lanka, after the end of the conflict, the only identity that should have mattered was the Sri Lankan one. “Our regret is shared by the vast majority of moderates who reside in our society, to whom the actions of a few misguided, malicious elements have been both distasteful and of very serious concern. Any Buddhist citizen of this country would empathise with this sadness and despair, having lived through the violent desecration of this country’s most sacred Buddhist shrine, the Dalada Maligawa by brutal terrorists in 1998.  I am a Buddhist by birth and upbringing. Throughout my life, I have strived to live the teachings of the Great Master. I find great dissonance in the rhetoric of hate, intolerance and anger that is currently being perpetuated in the name of Buddhism. I cannot comprehend this sense of deep insecurity that causes elements of our society to act out this way, when it was the Buddha himself who taught that the Dhamma is best protected by practicing it,” he said.  (Colombo Gazette) read more

Local motorists will soon receive electronic reminders to respect the posted speed limit.After months of lobbying by the Norfolk OPP and the Norfolk Police Services Board, the county has agreed to invest in electronic speed-watch technology.Most by now are familiar with roadside signs telling motorists how fast they are travelling and whether they are within the posted limit.A large electronic trailer has appeared on occasion in problem areas of Norfolk in recent years. The Norfolk OPP borrowed this from a neighbouring detachment.At Tuesday’s meeting, Norfolk council agreed to buy a trailer along with six smaller, post-mounted units that serve the same purpose.“Other municipalities are way ahead of us in having this signage on their highways,” Delhi Coun. Mike Columbus said.The total value of the expenditure is $63,500.Norfolk’s PSB and the Norfolk OPP would like the county to invest in another 24 pole-mounted speed monitors over the next four years. Council, however, has put that on hold until it reviews the county’s road-safety needs.For Insp. Joe Varga, chief of the Norfolk OPP, this week’s expenditure is a step in the right direction.Varga likes the electronic signage because it is interactive. Too often, he said, motorists are “mesmerized” by the driving experience and miss passive signage marking a change in the speed limit. Speed-watch signage, he said, snaps them out of it.“Enforcement alone is not going to solve the speeding issue in the county,” Varga said. “We have to look at other measures, and one of these is the speed-watch signs.”Speed-watch signs are solar-powered and programmable. Based on radar technology, the signage gives an instant read-out of an approaching vehicle’s speed and says whether it is above or below the posted limit.Hamlet areas, school zones, construction zones, and areas where there have been complaints about speeding are primary candidates for placement. Part of the attraction of this technology is it can be moved around to problem areas as needed.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Abdoulaye Bathily of Senegal as his new Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).Mr. Bathily has been serving as Senior Minister in the office of the President of Senegal since 2012. Prior to this, he served as minister of the environment and as minister of energy.Mr. Bathily also served as a Member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, member of the African Union Contact Group on the crisis in Madagascar, and participated in various conflict resolution missions to countries in West Africa, including Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau, Niger, Guinea and Mali.In addition, he has extensive knowledge of African history, and has taught and published extensively on this subject.In April, the Security Council approved the 12,600-strong MINUSMA to take over from the African-led force, authorizing the blue helmets “to use all necessary means” to carry out security-related stabilization tasks, protect civilians, UN staff and cultural artefacts and create the conditions for provision of humanitarian aid.MINUSMA’s core task is to support the political process in Mali, in close coordination with the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).Also today, the Secretary-General appointed David Gressly of the United States as Deputy Special Representative at MINUSMA who will serve as UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).Mr. Gressly has more than 20 years of experience with the UN system, having served with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in various capacities, including in Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea and Senegal. He served as Regional Coordinator in the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) from 2008 to 2011; and subsequently as Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel from 2012 to 2013, where he led the humanitarian response to the food security and nutrition crisis in the region last year.Most recently, Mr. Gressly has served as Head of Mission for the UN Office in Mali (UNOM) and following the arrival of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Mali, Albert Gerard (Bert) Koenders, has served as Acting Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in MINUSMA. read more

first_imgIn response to requests from its customers, Booyco Electronics has incorporated new features into its innovative Sentient handheld Environmental Sensing Instrument (ESI), effectively creating what it says is “the most cost effective, sophisticated and low maintenance gas detection device in the mining industry. This hi-tech device has been developed specifically to boost safety underground and in any confined spaces in surface plants.Locally designed and manufactured it is now the first multi-gas instrument in South Africa that also measures relative humidity as a standard offering. In addition, the Sentient is able to record specific gas values when inserted into a Fire Patrol outstation installed in a specific area of the underground environment. The identity of the outstation is linked to the instrument after every shift, when information is downloaded as the Sentient rests in its charger, effectively generating a fire patrol report.The downloading network configuration is capable of gathering information from up to 500 Sentient units placed in their chargers, in a matter of minutes. All this equipment is connected via a network to the Sentient downloading server, where specialised software allows various reports to be generated, such as detailed information on gas detected in the underground environment, peak values, TWA values, pre-shift tested values, calibration reports and no movement reports. Sentient software is web-based, making it possible to e-mail these reports to relevant personnel automatically.In addition to the hardwired network in the mine’s lamp room, Sentient instruments can also be equipped with an RF radio, allowing exception reports to be downloaded to RF readers installed at strategic locations. Provided these ‘hot spots’ are connected to the mine’s communication infrastructure, the downloaded exception information can be made available in real time to centres such as the lamp room, control room or ventilation department.This capability means that all exceptions can be received, reviewed and processed when miners were exposed to any gas related risks during their shift, for example, oxygen deficiency, the presence of carbon monoxide or methane, as well as fatigue from high humidity.The inner mechanism of the device is sealed, so that although sensor units are regularly removed and replaced, there is no opportunity for moisture to penetrate the sensitive working parts. The low maintenance Sentient also has no buttons — instead an innovative ‘tap’ sensor ensures that the instrument remains watertight.The instrument is able to accommodate up to three ‘plug and play’ sensors, typically CH4, CO and O2. Among its unique features is a ‘drop protection’ capability that automatically switches off the sensor as a protective measure if the instrument is dropped, significantly increasing sensor life.Ancillary Sentient equipment is installed in the lamp room, improving legal compliance. This equipment includes downloading chargers, auto test points with Go/No go indication, and auto calibration banks.Packaged in an IP68 enclosure, the low maintenance Sentient has been certified as EXia T4 Intrinsically Safe, and complies with relevant SANS1515 requirements.last_img read more

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first_imgStay on target NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img As countless conspiracy theorists, the world over have suspected, the Department of Defense has been investigating the presence of UFOs for years. The department came clean, over the weekend, declassifying a number of files and topics related to the investigation. But… the world will be reeling from this for a while.The reports could be read as confirmation that extraterrestrials have been to earth. After all, there are some meaty quotes from Pentagon officials and senators seemingly confirming that we’re dealing with some legitimately bizarre shit. “We’re sort of in the position of what would happen if you gave Leonardo da Vinci garage-door opener,” Harry E. Puthoff an engineer who worked as a contractor on the project told the New York Times. “First of all, he’d try to figure out what is this plastic stuff. He wouldn’t know anything about the electromagnetic signals involved or its function.”The project, kept largely secret even from many US senators and representatives, essentially hid $22 million for the program in budgets. This “black money” then went to Bigelow Aerospace (yes, that one). Where it helped fund research.In one of the weirdest quotes from theTimes piece, Bigelow oversaw the storage of ostensibly alien alloys throughout Las Vegas. “Under Mr. Bigelow’s direction, the company modified buildings in Las Vegas for the storage of metal alloys and other materials,” the Times writes. “Program contractors said [the alloys] had been recovered from unidentified aerial phenomena. Researchers also studied people who said they had experienced physical effects from encounters with the objects and examined them for any physiological changes.”This isn’t confirmation of alien visitors per se (and no such confirmation lies in either the Times report or in anything that’s come out from the DoD), but it is really friggin’ weird. Made even more so, by the fact that former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said: “If anyone says they have the answers now, they’re fooling themselves… We do not know.”Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace, though, is definitely convinced otherwise. Earlier this year, we reported that Bigelow was “absolutely convinced” that we are not alone. And, in light of this declassification, that makes quite a bit of sense.“I’m absolutely convinced,” he said at the time. “That’s all there is to it… There has been and is an existing presence, an ET presence. And I spent millions and millions and millions — I probably spent more as an individual than anybody else in the United States has ever spent on the subject.”Despite that, though, this program didn’t apparently yield many answers. We’ve found some weird stuff, that much seems incontrovertible at this point, but despite Bigelow’s protestations, we still don’t know.What is known, is that at least some of these crafts are not US experiments (unless part of the government is keeping stuff secret from another part, which wouldn’t surprise me, because see all of the above). And, more importantly, the Department of Defense is very concerned about the irrelevance of their own technology in the face of… something.The threads tying all of this together are Navy pilots. According to the Times, many fighter pilots have seen bizarre and unexplained phenomena while flying. This is what ultimately led Senators Ted Stevens and Harry Reid to help squirrel away the cash for the project. Most of these sightings are of apparent hovercraft with no visible means to keep itself airborne or super high-speed craft with no apparent propulsion. Videos from the planes seemingly confirm the sightings, but it’s still scant evidence. So what to make of this? We have the declassifications so many have waited for, but it mostly just raises more questions. As always, it’s possible, of course, that we’re talking aliens. But the odds are so remote. You’d think there’d be something, anything we can verify with other instruments. Some electromagnetic signal. Some clues somewhere. Or, maybe Wakanda or some other hyper-advanced nation exists here on Earth. That’d be something, yeah?last_img read more

first_imgWith the first day of school right around the corner for the Washougal School District, the teachers union and district came to a tentative collective bargaining agreement Friday — a day after an Aug. 31 deadline.The two sides met with a state mediator Thursday in a session that went until 1 a.m., then again from Friday morning to the afternoon.Frank Zahn, president of the Washougal Association of Educators, declined to give specifics on the contract, but said teacher salaries in the district have not kept pace with neighboring schools.“Our district is seeing more people leaving than coming in,” Zahn said. “They go to places like Vancouver, and Battle Ground and Evergreen where they can earn more.”A summary of the bargaining session posted by the district on Aug. 27, however, said the district will meet the union’s request for 166 hours of TRI pay — money paid to teachers for work they do preparing for class outside of the regular school day.last_img read more

first_img Share House Speaker Joe Straus keeps watch on the chamber during debate on Senate Bill 6 on municipal annexation on Aug. 11, 2017. Bob Daemmrich for the Texas TribuneHouse Speaker Joe Straus keeps watch on the chamber during debate on Senate Bill 6 on municipal annexation on Aug. 11, 2017.Joe Straus wants a committee to look at the state’s economic competitiveness and make sure the state government doesn’t spoil a high-functioning business environment.That might be a good government idea. It’s a great political idea.The House speaker’s timing is adroit. The new House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness is on a short fuse, with 60 days to “look at issues such as workforce readiness, infrastructure and state and local economic development tools,” according to the speaker’s announcement. “The committee will also study the reasons that employers give for choosing, or not choosing, to do business in a particular state.” To keep his momentum — not to mention the state representatives most likely to keep him in the speaker’s chair for two more years — Straus and the establishment Republicans need continuing support from the business leaders who opposed the bathroom bill.One faction wants the primaries to be a debate over morals. Straus wants a focus on the Texas economy, and his new committee could offer protection to candidates making that argument.One sees a shield, the other a fig leaf.center_img In case that’s too indirect, think bathrooms. Straus came out on the winning sidein the Texas Legislature’s recent rumbles over whether and how to regulate which restrooms and other facilities transgender Texans should be allowed to use. His argument — bolstered, late in the game, by a swell of support from business leaders — was that proposed state regulations would hurt the state’s image with the people making decisions about business expansions and relocations.Those business leaders argued that regulations like those considered in Texas and passed or considered in other states were inconsiderate of their employees and customers.“Our companies are competing every day to bring the best and brightest talent to Dallas,” a group of North Texas CEOs said in a letter, one of several from businesses in and outside of the state. “To that end, we strongly support diversity and inclusion. This legislation threatens our ability to attract and retain the best talent in Texas, as well as the greatest sporting and cultural attractions in the world.”Another letter, this one from San Antonio executives, was explicit: “Controversial issues, such as regulation of bathrooms, divert much needed attention from what really matters.”Bathrooms aren’t the only variable in the business development equation, but they’re the topical one, splitting incumbent Republican lawmakers and their potential challengers into factions on an issue of some interest to primary voters.Among other things, those primaries will answer a question that animated much of the regular and special legislative sessions this year: Are conservative voters in sync with conservative business leaders, or are lawmakers who sided with business in danger when those voters enter polling places next year? The March 6 primaries are less than five months away. Candidates who want to run in 2018 have to file with the state by Dec. 11.The deadline for the new committee’s report is Dec. 12.“The world is watching, from CEOs to the best and brightest workers,” Straus said in a news release. “They need to see that Texas welcomes them and is determined to stay at the front of the pack when it comes to economic development.”Straus wants the committee “to highlight the principles that the Texas House believes are critical to economic growth.” He mentioned tax breaks and incentive funds already in place, but said businesses are also looking for good public and higher education and “a high quality of life for their employees.”State Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, will chair the panel. He’s the chairman of the House State Affairs Committee, and he’s also the legislator blamed by many “bathroom bill” supporters for killing their proposal in the Texas House. Cook survived a challenge in last year’s Republican primary from Thomas McNutt, getting 225 more of the 28,617 votes cast in that race.That’s tight. McNutt, part of the family that built a prosperous fruitcake company, the Collin Street Bakery, is planning to come back for another swing at Cook.That won’t be the only race where this comes up. The bathroom bill is a classic wedge issue, dividing one group of Republicans from another in a way that makes voters’ choices seem clearer.Social conservatives have had an outsized voice in recent Republican primaries. One great example was the 2014 race for lieutenant governor where then-state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston beat three statewide elected officials — Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples — by running as the most conservative choice.last_img read more

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comA man, now identified as 23-year-old Jerome Robinson of Southeast, D.C., was shot several times on the Suitland Parkway on the morning of Oct. 23 and later died at a hospital just after 10 a.m.According to WTOP, police responded to the area of Suitland Parkway and Silver Hill Road after a reported shooting around 9:30 a.m.Jerome Robinson, 23, was killed on the Suitland Parkway on Oct. 23.NBC4 Washington reported that witnesses heard about 20 gunshots.  One source said the weapon used to shoot the victim was an AK-47 assault rifle.“I seen some guy shooting,” an unnamed woman told News4. “They were in the car. He was sitting in the passenger’s window and he was just shooting a machine gun.”Another source said that Robinson himself had a gun.U.S. Park Police Sgt. James Dingledien said it’s possible the shooting might have begun with an incident that involved people in two separate vehicles, NBC4 Washington reported.Police said Robinson got out of his car and ran across the Suitland Parkway, where he was ultimately shot from the other vehicle.Other cars were also hit during the shooting; no one else was hurt.last_img read more

first_imgImage Resizer for Windows by Martin Brinkmann on January 14, 2017 in Software – Last Update: January 14, 2017 – 18 commentsImage Resizer for Windows is a free, open source program for Microsoft Windows devices to resize images straight from Explorer.Windows users have quite the diverse selection of tools at their disposal when it comes to image manipulation.Microsoft Paint, or the Windows Photos app, may be all that is needed in some cases to resize an image or modify it in other ways.But the tools that these default programs offer are basic when compared to image editors. There is also a group of programs that is designed to resize images, and that is all they do. Image Resizer for Windows falls in that category.Image Resizer for WindowsThe application has been designed to resize images quickly. It needs to be installed before you can make use of it. Please note that Image Resizer for Windows requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0.It works by right-clicking images in Windows Explorer / File Explorer, and selecting the “resize pictures” option that it adds to the context menu of images.This opens the main interface of the application. It displays four default resize options, small, medium, large and mobile, and an option to resize the selected images using custom dimensions.If you select custom, you can furthermore select to have the program scale the images, or stretch them. The program remembers the custom setting, so that you can re-use it later on without having to make the changes again first.The program saves the processed copy of the original image to the same directory. You can configure it to overwrite the original instead by checking “replace the originals” in the interface.The two remaining options are to configure the software to “only shrink pictures”, and to “ignore picture rotations”. The first ensures that images are not enlarged when the source resolution is lower than the target resolution.The advanced options button is not functional yet. It spawns a “coming soon” window that reveals future features such as editable default sizes, options to select the JPEG quality level, to minimize files, and to use custom file names.Closing WordsImage Resizer for Windows is an easy to use program. It does not get in your way when you don’t need it, and can be launched directly from Windows Explorer. This means that you can invoke it from open and save file dialogs as well.The program lacks features that give you control over the process though. While you can set a custom resolution for the resizing, you cannot change quality levels, and get no previews as well. The latter is probably the biggest issue right now, considering that you get no information on the source resolution.An option to use percent values to resize images would be handy to bypass this restriction somewhat. If you need a more powerful resizer, check out FastStone Photo Resizer.Now You: Which program do you use to resize images?Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 12 votes Software Name Image Resizer for WindowsOperating System WindowsSoftware Category MultimediaLanding Page http://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/ Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgNews | Mammography | January 12, 2016 False-positive Mammography Results Common Among Younger Women Study determines women in their 40s most likely to experience false-positives Related Content 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 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 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 January 12, 2016 — False-positive results and additional imaging are common among younger women and women with risk factors for breast cancer who are screened with digital mammography. Biopsy occurs less often and rates of false-negative screening results are low. The analysis is published in Annals of Internal Medicine and was used to inform updated clinical practice recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).Clinical guidelines recommend a personalized approach to mammography screening that takes into account individual risk factors for breast cancer, as well as the potential benefits and harms of screening. Researchers used registry data for more than 400,000 women aged 40 to 89 to estimate rates of false-positive and false-negative digital mammography results — and subsequent imaging and biopsies — among a general population of women undergoing screening with digital mammography. They found that false-positives and recommendations for additional imaging were highest among younger women (those aged 40 to 49 years). These rates decreased with age. Rates of false-negative results were generally low. Risk factors for breast cancer, such as positive family history, previous biopsy, high breast density and low body mass index for younger women, were associated with higher risk for false-positive result.For more information: www.annals.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… 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. Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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). 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. 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 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 read more 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 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 last_img read more