Mikmaq chief welcomes shipyard jobs

first_imgAPTN National NewsWith the announcement of four jobs Thursday for the Mi’kmaq there’s hope more are on the way at shipyards in Halifax.There have been nearly 3,000 jobs as a result of a $25 billion contract awarded to Irving.Only  a handful of those are Mi’kmaq.Still, one chief says Thursday’s announcement is a step in the right direction.last_img

Roundabout of death leaves boy 11 with fighter pilot injuries to his

A “roundabout of death” dare left an 11-year-old boy with an injury normally only seen in fighter pilots, his mother has said.Tyler Broome was left with possible damage to his brain and vision and with bulging eyes after being found unconscious near a playground roundabout.  The boy is alleged to have been told to sit in the middle of the roundabout as it was spun at high speed using the rear wheel of a motorcycle by a group of youths trying to recreate the YouTube stunt, his mother Dawn Hollingworth said.It is believed he was seriously injured after being subjected to extreme levels of gravitational force – or G-force – normally only experienced by pilots and astronauts.It is thought fluid and blood was forced into the youngster’s brain, causing damage to his vision and giving him bulging eyes. Tyler doesn’t know him, they are not friends. When they all stopped, the group just cleared off – it is bullyingDawn Hollingworth 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. Tyler Broome She claimed his injuries were so rare that hospital staff had never witnessed it before and had to research it before they could treat him.Ms Hollingworth said she believed the inspiration behind the prank stemmed from the “roundabout of death” video on YouTube, which has more than seven million views on the website.The video shows two people getting on a roundabout feature in a park, where another revs a motorbike, causing it to spin at an alarming rate. A Nottinghamshire police spokesman said: “Police are investigating after a boy sustained serious head injuries at a park in Tuxford on Wednesday.”The boy fell off a roundabout in Ashvale Park after a moped is believed to have been used to spin it around. The boy remains in a serious but stable condition.” Ms Hollingworth, 51, said the group tried to recreate the stunt in which the rear wheel of a motorbike is placed against the roundabout to spin it at high speed. She said Tyler was encouraged to sit in the middle of the roundabout while it was sent spinning. Ms Hollingworth, of Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, is now waiting by his bedside and hoping that the swelling on his brain will subside.”I don’t recognise my child – he is on the verge of having a stroke,” she said. “Tyler sat on the roundabout, and the boy who came over was about 17. Tyler doesn’t know him, they are not friends.”He puts his motorbike on the floor, gets the roundabout spinning at such a speed. When they all stopped, the group just cleared off – it is bullying.” In footage circulating online, Tyler appears to have passed out during the ride but the teenagers around him do not appear to have realised and continued to rev the engine.Tyler was at a local park with his friend on Wednesday when the pair were approached by a group of older teenagers – one with a motorcycle, according to Ms Hollingworth, an estate agent. Tyler Broome was left with possible damage to his brain and vision and with bulging eyes  ‘It is bullying’: Tyler Broome sustained serious injuriesCredit:Lincolnshire Live/BPM Media Tyler Broome was left with possible damage to his brain and vision and with bulging eyes Credit:Lincolnshire Live/BPM Media  read more

RailVeyor wins award for solving complex material haulage problems

first_imgRail-Veyor’s® material haulage solution for surface and underground applications has earned the company this year’s Bell Canada Innovation Award. Rail-Veyor was acknowledged as having successfully developed, commercialized and installed its material handling technology designed for the mining, aggregate and other bulk material handling industries. “It’s an honour to be recognised by our peers in the community.” says Rail-Veyor’s President & CEO Ron Russ at the Bell Canada Excellence Awards. “It is rewarding to see the technology developed by the Rail-Veyor team attract so much interest from so many industries worldwide,” adds Russ.Rail-Veyor provides a simple solution to handle complex industrial material haulage problems by offering the best of conveyors, truck haulage and heavy rail haulage in one complete package. Rail-Veyor is an electrically powered series of two-wheeled interconnected mini rail cars that can operate 24/7 and travel along a light rail track at speeds up to 8 m/s. The remote controlled Rail-Veyor technology is comprised of simple components that allow continuous material haulage without diesel emissions and with significantly less capital and maintenance costs than other options. The simplicity, adaptability and its impressive financial returns make the Rail-Veyor technology appealing to many industries.“Rail-Veyor’s ability to manoeuvre through complex track geometries, transport across difficult topography and easily stop and start on gradients up to 20% caught my attention,” comments Rail-Veyor’s President & CEO, Ron Russ, a former railway CEO. “Besides the safety aspects of an un-manned system, its efficiency as an automated system with a small environmental footprint is something most bulk materials handling systems can’t touch.”Vale installed the Rail-Veyor system in Dec 2011 at its Copper Cliff 114 Ore Body and the system was operational by June 2012. According to Kate McLaughlin, a former Vale Engineer, the Rail-Veyor technology doubled the mine’s advance rates and production rates (IM, January 2013, pp8-10).“Lead time to production for any project is extremely critical for the ROI on the project. So if we can develop twice as fast as we currently do to bring an ore zone into production and reduce it from four years of pre capital expenditures to two, this has a huge impact on the returns on investments,” says Alex Henderson, General Manager, Underground Mine Technology, ValeThe Rail-Veyor system, in an underground mining application, eliminates the need for underground infrastructure such as orepasses, crusher stations and large bins where accidents seem to occur. It enables mines to go deeper and easily transport far below the shaft within a small 2.4 m x 2.4 m opening and integrate with the mine’s existing mobile equipment if necessary.“The multiple dump loop configurations offer so many site-specific ways to apply the Rail-Veyor technology and its ability to adapt to any application is self-evident,” says Mike Vanderhoof, Superintendent of Mine Development, Valelast_img read more

VIDEO: John Cena appears on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

first_img Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Videos Articles Videos Articles Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Vin Diesel Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:07Remaining Time -0:59 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE star John Cena appeared last night on the ABC late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to promote this Sunday’s Wrestlemania 31 PPV in Santa Clara, California and his match with Rusev for the WWE U.S. Title.You can view the video below. John Cena Is Done With The WWE Good Morning America touts Roman Reigns announcement “you can’t miss” Videos Articles John Cena Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Facebook Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson talks about missing wrestling, his childhood, Hobbs and Shaw Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Now Playing Up Next Twitter Now Playing Up Next Charlize Theron Now Playing Up Next Starstruck Celebrities Exclusive Interviews – Oscars buzz is rising at the Toronto Film Fest The Bella Twins to appear on ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” airing August 18 last_img read more

Dense fog blankets Clark County

first_imgDense fog is blanketing the Portland-Vancouver area, and the National Weather Services says it will linger through the mid-morning.The fog is affecting Vancouver and nearly all of Clark County. A short-term forecast from the weather service notes that fog is present in Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Washougal, Yacolt and Amboy.“Expect visibility to occasionally dip below a (half-mile),” the forecast says.Drivers are being cautioned to slow down and to be mindful of pedestrians and bicyclists. People should consider allowing extra time for their morning commutes.Gradual clearing should start around 10 a.m. Patchy fog in the morning followed by sunny skies during the day is forecasted through Monday. The high temperature will remain around 70 degrees, according to the weather service.Starting Tuesday, the chances of rain increase, and the temperature will decrease.last_img read more

Romagnoli will be AC Milans new captain

first_imgThe ex-Roma footballer believes he has grown with the Rossoneri and has so much to offer his clubAC Milan has a new captain, and it’s a young defender.With only 23 years of age, Alessio Romagnoli has been confirmed by the Rossoneri as the new leader of the team.The center-back spoke to MilanTV, as reported on The Offside, about what this means for his career.“How I feel at Milan? I have grown and I have learned more about this world, about the daily life of the Milan world,” he said.“It’s nice; I feel well here in Milano, I’m very happy to stay. I hope to continue at this club for many years.”Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“We must focus on improving, all together, winning and becoming that Milan that was so fun to watch and won so many trophies. We definitely have to improve and do better than last year,” he added.“We need to do much better than the first half of last campaign and to continue to grow together, to finish better in the standings and to raise the bar.”But he aims not to win only locally, but also in Europe.“We have the Europa League and many beautiful challenges ahead of us. We have a very young squad but many experienced players as well, so the goal is to continue improving,” he commented.“We must avoid mistakes and all the distractions that we had last year. Unfortunately, we had them in Madrid too and in other games. We must improve”.last_img read more

Press Club saddened over death of journalist Larry Smith

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 1, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas Press Club is saddened over the death of noted journalist Larry Smith, who died Sunday, August 27, 2017. He died at his home from chronic heart failure. He was 67.Anthony Capron, president of The Bahamas Press Club recalls working with Smith during their employment at The Nassau Guardian.“I remember Larry as a reporter for The Nassau Guardian in the 1980’s and more recently in 2003 as the head of the transition team at The Guardian after it was acquired by Bahamian ownership. Larry was a dedicated journalist committed to truth and honesty.“The Bahamas Pres Club expresses sincere condolences to his wife, Joanna, his daughters and his family,” Mr. Capron said.Larry Smith, a prolific columnist was noted for his hard truth stance on a number of issues impacting national development and the environment.He was a principal at Media Enterprises Limited. He was also a writer and editor with The Bahamas News Bureau and he wrote a weekly column “Tough Call”.According to Mr. Capron, the journalism community in the country has lost another voice for truth and accountability.Press Release: The Bahamas Press ClubPhoto Credit: TBPClast_img read more

Alaskabound fuel barge runs into trouble in Canadian waters

first_imgA map of the Alaskan portion of the Inside Passage. (NPS image via Wikimedia Commons)An apparent close call involving an Alaska-bound fuel barge in Canadian waters has renewed concern about petroleum shipments through the Inside Passage.Listen nowProvincial authorities in British Columbia reported a barge laden with at least a million gallons of diesel and gasoline detached Sunday from its tug in stormy seas.Canadian Navy Lt. Melissa Kai of the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Center in Victoria said the next morning that a second tug had regained control of the 430-foot barge.“The line is holding and the tug is underway,” Kai said Monday morning. “At this point they’ve managed to lift her anchor and have her secured which is great news.”Officials did not report any damage or spill from the vessel, identified as the Zidell Marine 277.It wasn’t immediately clear Monday afternoon which Alaska port it was bound for or where it’s being towed.Messages left with the company weren’t immediately returned and rescue officials wouldn’t say.“That’s for the company and Transport Canada to decide,” Kai said, “based on weather conditions, and obviously the ultimate goal is to bring her into port at the safest possible location.”But the incident comes little more than a year after a similar mishap involving a fuel barge servicing Alaska ports.“The inner passage has some spots that are very tricky. They have currents of up to 12 to 14 knots,” Delores Broten said. She’s editor of the Watershed Sentinel, a Vancouver Island-based environmental magazine. “In the last three years we’ve had two close calls. One was actually a fuel spill, but it was an empty vessel so the impact although it was bad locally, it wasn’t as bad as it could be. And this most recent one, it sounds like we’ve averted disaster but I don’t think they’re quite safely in port yet.”That earlier incident involved the tug Nathan E. Stewart, which ran aground 13 months ago while towing a mostly empty fuel barge from Ketchikan. It spilled at least 26,000 gallons of diesel near Bella Bella, a community of about 1,600.“To this day we still have clam beaches closed,” Marilyn Slett, chief councilor of the Heiltsuk First Nation tribe in Bella Bella, said. “That has affected the local economy for clam harvesting and we’re still carrying our own environmental testing. It’s such a concern for us.”Slett says, at the very least, her community should be equipped with its own spill response gear.“Right now there is no official role for us,” Slett said. “But we are the first responders, we are the first people out there when incidents occur. We live here, it’s our back yard.”The Canadian portion of the the Inside Passage is a voluntary exclusion area for larger oil tankers. But the route is popular with smaller U.S. and Canadian-flagged fuel barges that are routinely granted an exemption from having a Canadian pilot on board to guide them.There’s legislation pending in Ottawa that could toughen shipping restrictions in the area. But under the current draft, fuel barges such as those that serve Alaska ports, would remain exempt.last_img read more

Salman Khan takes a dig at Priyanka Chopra for launching social networking

first_imgSalman Khan, Priyanka ChopraVarinder ChawlaEver since Priyanka Chopra had walked out of Bharat citing her marriage with Nick Jonas, several reports had claimed of a possible bad blood between Salman Khan and the Quantico star. While Salman and director Ali Abbas Zafar had maintained that nothing has changed between them, it was reported that Salman hasn’t completely forgiven Priyanka for leaving Bharat at the last moment. And it was quite evident when Salman took a sly dig at Priyanka for launching a dating app called Bumble in India post her marriage.Salman is currently busy promoting his upcoming film Notebook starring debutants Pranutan Bahl and Zaheer Iqbal which tells the story of two people falling in love without meeting each other. During the media interaction, Salman was asked about the current trend of meeting new people and finding partners through dating apps like Tinder and Bumble. “Why only Tinder, and not Grindr?” Salman quipped adding that he doesn’t have dating apps in his mobile phones.When Salman was further asked about Priyanka’s social networking and dating app, the Dabangg star couldn’t stop himself from poking fun at Priyanka, who is now married to Nick Jonas, by saying, “Why does she need that now?”After Priyanka’s exit from Bharat, Katrina Kaif had filled in her shoes and though Salman had attended Priyanka’s reception, it was reported that Salman hasn’t fully come to terms with Priyanka.last_img read more

Erdogan brands Assad terrorist

first_imgTurkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) shakes hands with his Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi on 27 December 2017 following a press conference at Carthage palace near Tunis. AFPTurkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that a political solution to the Syrian conflict was impossible without the departure of president Bashar al-Assad, branding him a “terrorist”.”It is absolutely impossible to advance with Assad in Syria,” Erdogan told a news conference after meeting Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi.”Bashar al-Assad is a terrorist… We cannot just say this person goes on doing this job. If we do then it’s unfair” to the Syrians who have been killed, he added.Turkey has opposed Assad throughout the conflict, now in its seventh year, backing the opposition seeking to oust him and accusing the Syrian leader of war crimes.Ankara is now a key player in efforts to end the war along with Russia and Iran, Assad’s main allies.Erdogan’s comments came just days after the powerbrokers agreed to hold a peace congress for Syria in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi in late January.A previous attempt to convene the Sochi congress in November failed following a lack of agreement among would-be participants.More than 340,000 people have been killed and millions have been driven from their homes since Syria’s conflict erupted with anti-government protests in 2011.Several diplomatic attempts to halt the war have stumbled, mainly over Assad’s future.last_img read more

Wednesday Weather In The Houston Area

first_img Share This article will be updated as new information is available. Accuweather said at 6:30 a.m. the storm was moving towards Galveston Island and the Louisianan border.  A strong storm system has impacted southeastern portions of Houston with heavy rain and lightning.Current storm warnings and watches have expired and have not been renewed. However, the Areal Flood Warning for the area surrounding Addicks Reservoir, in west Houston does remain in effect.  This storm uprooted trees, downed power lines and roof damage in parts of Texas and Oklahoma. If you see any trees or heavy debris in the streets, please call Houston 311 or fill out a request at houston311.org. Centerpoint is reporting 115,689 residents have no power as of 7:20 a.m.Willis ISD and Livingston ISD have cancelled school today due to weather.Visit Houston TranStar for updates on traffic and high water on roadways.NWSlast_img read more

CoffeeTea Meet TeaCoffee With Javazen and Zestea

first_img Cascara’s the Coffee Tea Juice You’ve Never Heard OfIt took this guy 11 hours to make a cup of tea I’m a caffeine enthusiast. I try to moderate these days, but I grew up loving Mountain Dew. I pine for the days of Jolt Cola, and I pick up a bottle or two of Bawls whenever I go to Micro Center (and I usually leave Red Bull, because while it’s the biggest energy drink name, it also tastes like soup made from Flintstones Vitamins bouillion). So when I saw that the Coffee and Tea Festival Festival NYC was last weekend, I shlepped up to Greenpoint to attend.Sadly, the days of comically caffeinated coffee is gone. Coffee and tea have evolved with more subdued sensibilities and aesthetics, and I generally approve of this change if only for the health of my kidneys. I still saw two interesting coffee and tea purveyors at the festival, whose wares I’ve been sipping all day. Javazen is a coffee company that infuses tea into its blends, and Zest Tea is a tea company that sells tea with as much caffeine as coffee.Javazen takes the herbal health and relaxation aspects of tea and adds it to their coffee (which itself is sourced from certified organic coffee farmers in Central and South America, though they don’t get much more specific than that). Their standard Balance blend mixes coffee with matcha green tea (processed Japanese green tea powder, not to be confused with sen cha, hoji cha, or kaki cha, which are leaves and stems more conventionally brewed like tea) and cacao nibs.I dislike matcha as a flavor, so I was pleasantly surprised by the Balance blend’s taste. Hints of cacao came through and made the coffee quite smooth, but I didn’t detect more than a tiny note of matcha (usually a sharp, bitter taste) that actually complimented the coffee flavor. I liked it enough that I picked up a 9-ounce bag of the blend and a new French press (I keep losing them) at the booth.Javazen is currently available in four blends: Balance, Boost, Relax, and Pumpkin Spice. Boost has a higher caffeine content and adds yerba mate and acai. Relax has little caffeine and adds Rooibos tea and Goji berry. Pumpkin Spice adds Tulsi tea to an already Chai-like spice blend. They’re available as regular ground coffee, or you can get boxes of brew bags that let you brew the coffee like tea in a cup. The brew bags are about $1.75 per cup, so the grounds are much, much more economical if not quite as convenient.Zest Tea makes caffeinated tea blends. Black tea (and even green tea) already contains caffeine, but Zest Tea blends add more on top. Each cup of Zest Tea has two to three times the caffeine of a cup of black tea, and as much or slightly more caffeine than a cup of coffee. According to Zest Tea, it produces less jitters and crashes than coffee (Javazen makes the same claim), because of the benefits of the tea basically blunting the edge that just coffee creates.I personally can’t tell, because I get jitters even without caffeine and I don’t usually crash from even chugging energy drinks. However, they make a pretty good tea, and after trying it at the show, I bought a bag of Earl Grey which I’m sipping as I write this. Their Earl Grey has approximately 155 milligrams of caffeine per cup, with a pleasant, bright taste that has a hint of lemon. I can sip it without any sweetener if I don’t steep it for too long, which is very nice to see.Zest Teas come in bag form, which is fortunately much less expensive than Javazen’s brew bags at about $0.50 to $0.60 a bag. Besides Earl Grey, Zest Tea has more herbal flavors like a green-and-mint-tea-based Pomegranate Mojito, an orange-pekoe-and-hibiscus-tea-based Blue Lady, and an orange-pekoe-tea-based Apple Cinnamon.If coffee-tea and tea-coffee seem a bit too normal for you, here’s another brewable beverage purveyor I saw at the festival. Four Sigmatic makes mushroom-based coffees and elixirs. They claim mushrooms have tons of health benefits, so they load up their drink mixes with them. I tried their Stay Awake mushroom coffee mix (with cordyceps and chaga), and, well, it tasted like coffee-flavored mushroom broth. I love mushrooms, and I’d certainly consider drinking their stuff again, but you can’t get away from that mushroom flavor.I got a sample packet of their Mushroom Hot Cacao mix with reishi, which I’m afraid to try. Actually, you know what? I’ll try it now, for you readers.Okay, it’s mixed, currently cooling.Smells very cinnamony.You know what? It’s not terrible. Doesn’t taste like hot chocolate at all, but has a pleasant cocoa and cinnamon flavor. Very relaxing, almost like a thin Abuelita. And unlike the coffee, I can’t taste the mushrooms in it. It’s pretty good. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Stop and smell the roses Mod removes alien from Alien Isolation

first_imgPlayers can now play Alien: Isolation sans alien. After all, it’s difficult to appreciate the stunning scenery Creative Assembly has recreated in the game when you’re under constant threat of a xenomorph dropping in.A user under the name [Lebowski]-=ThArK=- is responsible for the mod, posting on Steam that the ALIEN.BML file was adjusted. This particular file is responsible for setting the attributes of the single alien that’s terrorizing all of the Savastopol space station. “At the end of the file there is a line that sets the alien behaviour with ‘alien_behave’ and I replace it with ‘NoBehaviour’ so the alien still is there in some vent but doesn’t make anything,” [Lebowski]-=ThArK=- writes. “It is freezed.”So, the alien isn’t removed so much as it’s frozen in a vent somewhere.Players will now be able to gaze out of Sevastopol’s many space windows without fear of Amanda Ripley getting impaled. However, hostile humans and androids will still be mobile, and murderous, so the fix isn’t perfect. But other users have joined in the thread talking about plans to modify the game’s AI “to ‘see’ the player as a synthetic rather than a human,” writes user KrellianKruge99.If you wish to fear a little less for your life and spend a little more time admiring Creative Assembly’s amazing recreation of a retro futuristic space station, the download has been posted in a DropBox file. If you have anything to add to the ongoing conversation about the mod, check out the discussion thread on Steam.last_img read more

Target eBay Walmart Sales to Challenge Amazon Prime Day

first_img Amazon Personal Shopper Service Ushers In Curated FashionToys “R” Us Returns This Holiday Season as ‘Interactive’ Experience Stay on target Bargain hunters won’t be limited to Amazon’s Prime Day sale this year: Target, eBay, and Walmart are each hosting their own parade of deals next month.On the heels of Amazon’s announcement—48 hours of reductions, limited-time offers, and exclusive launches for subscribers—rival retailer Target unveiled plans for its “biggest sale of the summer.”From July 15 to 16, shoppers will enjoy cut-rate home, apparel, and toy brands, plus same-day delivery and pickup—no membership needed. (Though Target REDcard holders can take an extra 5 percent off.)“We’re giving guests more discounts across even more of our assortment with two days to save on hundreds of thousands of items,” chief merchandising officer Mark Tritton said in a statement.Specific offers will be revealed at a later date.The party is just getting started, though.eBay on Wednesday announced a “Crash Sale,” set for July 15—day one of Amazon and Target’s big events.Hoping for another Amazon system failure (like last year’s overload, which left people staring at pages of dog photos instead of discounted items) the online marketplace is running a sort of back-up deal.“eBay is primed to deliver exactly what shoppers want during this year’s crash (sale),” according to Jay Hanson, vice president and COO of eBay Americas, said. “July has become a massive shopping season, and our summer sales include blockbuster deals that will not disappoint.”Sales, multiple:July 4 Savings (July 1-7): Savings on “summer essentials,” like stand mixers, cookware, robotic vacuums, camping gear, and outdoor toysHot Deals for Hot Days (July 8-22): Two weeks of deals on tech, smart home devices, and home appliancesThe Crash Sale (July 15): Doorbuster savings on top brands including LG, Apple, Samsung, KitchenAid, and GarminShoppers always get free shipping on eBay deals with no membership fee required, the company added.Walmart.com, meanwhile, is also throwing its hat in the ring, promising thousands of special buys online from July 14 to 17.As reported by Business Insider, customers can look out for savings on electronics, video games, home items, fashion, and toys—all from the comfort of your smartphone or computer.Not to be outdone by the competition, Amazon invites subscribers to livestream its first ever Prime Day Concert at 9 p.m. ET on July 10.Taylor Swift is set to lead an all-female lineup of Dua Lipa, SZA, and Becky G. The event will be hosted by actress Jane Lynch and presented by Amazon Music.“We can’t wait to celebrate Prime Day with an extraordinary night of unforgettable performances, for members around the globe,” Amazon Music VP Steve Boom said.Access is available to members the world over: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the UK, and the US.Sign up online to join Prime or start a 30-day free trial.More on Geek.com:The Weirdest Deals of Amazon Prime Day 20187 Cool Shipping Container Homes You Can Buy on eBay for $70K or LessMassive Rat Snake Found Hiding in Shopping Carts at Walmart in Texaslast_img read more

Mpemba effect Why hot water can freeze faster than cold

first_img Freezing point of supercooled water varies with electric charge © 2010 PhysOrg.com Theories for the Mpemba effect have included:faster evaporation of hot water, which reduces the volume left to freeze formation of a frost layer on cold water, insulating it different concentrations of solutes such as carbon dioxide, which is driven off when the water is heatedThe problem is that the effect does not always appear, and cold water often freezes faster than hot water.Radiation safety officer with the State University of New York, James Brownridge, has been studying the effect in his spare time for the last decade, carrying out hundreds of experiments, and now says he has evidence that supercooling is involved. Brownridge said he found water usually supercools at 0°C and only begins freezing below this temperature. The freezing point is governed by impurities in the water that seed ice crystal formation. Impurities such as dust, bacteria, and dissolved salts all have a characteristic nucleation temperature, and when several are present the freezing point is determined by the one with the highest nucleation temperature.In his experiments, Brownridge took two water samples at the same temperature and placed them in a freezer. He found that one would usually freeze before the other, presumably because of a slightly different mix of impurities. He then removed the samples from the freezer, warmed one to room temperature and the other to 80°C and then froze them again. The results were that if the difference in freezing point was at least 5°C, the one with the highest freezing point always froze before the other if it was heated to 80°C and then re-frozen.Brownridge said the hot water cools faster because of the bigger difference in temperature between the water and the freezer, and this helps it reach its freezing point before the cold water reaches its natural freezing point, which is at least 5°C lower. He also said all the conditions must be controlled, such as the location of the samples in the freezer, and the type of container, which he said other researchers had not done.The effect now known as the Mpemba effect was first noted in the 4th century BC by Aristotle, and many scientists have noted the same phenomenon in the centuries since Aristotle’s time. It was dubbed the Mpemba effect in the 1960s when schoolboy Erasto Mpemba from Tanzania claimed in his science class that ice cream would freeze faster if it was heated first before being put in the freezer. The laughter ended only when a school inspector tried the experiment himself and vindicated him. Mpemba Effect. Image: James Brownridge (PhysOrg.com) — Scientists have known for generations that hot water can sometimes freeze faster than cold, an effect known as the Mpemba effect, but until now have not understood why. Several theories have been proposed, but one scientist believes he has the answer. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Citation: Mpemba effect: Why hot water can freeze faster than cold (2010, March 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-03-mpemba-effect-hot-faster-cold.html More information: Mpemba effect – Wiki article;James D. Brownridge web page;Mpemba Effect scientific paper, March 2010, by James D. Brownridge;via Newscientistlast_img read more

Best Discount On Tablets Under 200 – Featuring Lenovo P8 Huawei MediaPad

first_imgSmartphones are great all, but it will never be enough to fulfill the purpose of a tablet. If you’re into media consumption and games on a bigger display with powerful specifications, yet you don’t want to hurt your wallet, we have a bunch of high-end tablets under $200 available at a discount that you can buy right now. Our list includes the popular Lenovo P8, Huawei MediaPad T2, Teclast P80 Pro and more. So let’s dive in to see some more details on tablets under $200.Amazing Discount On Tablets Under $200, Includes Lenovo P8, Huawei MediaPad T2, Teclast P80 Pro, And MoreBefore we head over to the list, be sure to take note that the discount on tablets under $200 is available for a limited time only. If you fail to place an order on time, the discount will revert back to its original model. So act fast and schedule your purchase as early as possible. Now, let’s get down to the list.Teclast P80 ProMain Features:●Operating System: Android 7.0Allows you to remain connection and productive●CPU: MTK8163 Quad CoreEquip with better performance, delivering plenty of power for your use● GPU: Mali-T720Better and faster in playing games and watching videos than the previous generation●8.0 inch 5-point Capacitive Screen with 1920 x 1200 ResolutionNatural finger-touch screen with the 1920 x 1200 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity and IPS technology provides wide viewing angles●3GB RAM + 32GB eMMC ROMProvide room to store pictures, videos, music and more●TF Card ExpansionAccepts compatible cards up to 128GB ( not included ) for easy expansion●Dual Cameras for Photos and Face-to-face Chat0.3MP front camera and 2.0MP rear camera let you capture memorable moments or chat with friendsTeclast P80 Pro is a great tablet to own that features minimal bezels on the sides. It’s solid and quite snappy for its price. It features an 8.0-inch display, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage capacity. If you’re up for it, the Teclast P80 Pro is available at a discount of 16 percent, making the price come down to just $109.99 down from $131.52. Head over to this link to get it.If you’re interested in getting the same goodness of the Teclast P80 Pro in a 16GB storage variant, it is available at just $95.99 after a hefty 8 percent discount. Get it here.Chuwi Hi8 SEMain Features:● Android 8.1 OSAllows you to remain connected and productive● CPU: MediaTek MT8735 quad core 1.1GHzEquipped with better performance, delivering plenty of power for your use● GPU: ARM Mali-T720 GraphicsBetter and faster at playing games and watching videos than the previous generation● 8.0 inch Capacitive Screen with 1920 x 1200P ResolutionNatural finger-touch screen with the 1920 x 1200P resolution boasts impressive color and clarity and IPS technology provides wide viewing angles● 2GB DDR3 RAM for Advanced MultitaskingSubstantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your game, photos and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once● 32GB eMMC ROM Storage CapacityProvides room to store pictures, videos, music and more● TF Card ExpansionAccepts compatible cards up to 128GB (not included) for easy expansion● Dual Cameras for Photos and Face-to-face Chat2.0MP front camera and 5.0MP rear camera let you capture memorable moments or chat with friends● Dual Band 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz WiFi Just like other tablets under $200, the Chuwi Hi8 SE is also available at a hefty discount. It’s optimized for media consumption as it offers a great display for its price and superior build quality. It features 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage capacity. If you’re interested, it is available at a massive 27 percent discount, making the price come down to just $113.99 down from $156.77. Head over to this link to get it.Lenovo P8Main Features:● Android 6.0 OSAllows you to remain connected and productive● Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0GHzUltra-low-voltage platform and octa-core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power to go● Adreno 506 GPUBetter and faster in playing games and watching videos than the previous generation● 8.0 inch 10-point Touch ScreenOffers good experience for watching videos and browsing the Web● 3GB RAM 16GB ROMProvides enough room for your use, can suit all your needs● Dual Cameras for Photos and Face-to-face ChatOne of our personal favorite tablets under $200 on the list, the Lenovo P8 comes with a very appealing design and a vibrant, bright display. It’s good for games and media consumption as it’s main selling feature is not only the price but the inclusion of Snapdragon 625. It’s not only power efficient but also excels in performance.If you’re interested, the Lenovo P8 is available at an amazing discount of 33 percent, dropping the price to just $132.99 down from $198.32. Head over to this link to get it.Huawei MediaPad T2Main Features:● Android 6.0 + EMUI 4.0 OSOffers more powerful performance, brings you more smooth and wonderful user experience● Spreadtrum SC9830I Quad Core 1.5GHzUltra-low-voltage platform and Quad Core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power● ARM Mali-400 GPUOn-processor graphics with shared video memory provide high image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming● 7.0 inch Touch Screen with 1024 x 600 ResolutionOffers good experience for watching videos and browsing the Web● 1GB RAM for Advanced MultitaskingSubstantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games, photos and video-editing applications● 16GB ROM Storage CapacityProvides room to store pictures, videos, music and moreHuawei MediaPad T2 offers great build quality and high-end user experience. If you’re up for it, the Huawei Mediapad T2 is available at a discount of 18 percent, making the price come down to just $115.99. Head over to this link to get it.Chuwi H10 AirMain Features:● Microsoft Windows 10 OSOffers more powerful performance brings you more smooth and wonderful user experience● Intel Cherry Trail X5 Z8350 Quad Core max up to 1.92GHzUltra-low-voltage platform and quad-core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power● Intel HD Gen 8-LP 10 / 12 EU up to 500MHz GPUDual graphics supported, better and faster in playing games and watching videos● LPDDR3 4GB RAM for Advanced MultitaskingSubstantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games, photos and video-editing applications● 64GB SSD Storage CapacityProvides room to store pictures, videos, music and more● Extended storage max up to 128GB with TF cardProvides for users who needs more storage● Front Camera for Photos and Face-to-face Chat2.0MP front camera allows you to capture memorable moments or chat with friends● HDMI Output Expands Your Viewing OptionsWe’re saving the best for last. The Chuwi H10 Air is one of the best options to buy right now on our list of tablets under $200. It features a full Windows 10 experience and we’re sure you will be pleased with the purchase. If you’re excited to own the Chuwi H10 Air, it is available at a discount of 18 percent, making it come down to just $185.99. Head over to this link to get it.This is all for our list of discount on tablets under $200 for now folks. However, there will be a lot more deals in the future, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details. There are some pretty great options available for you, so be sure to take advantage of it. We would again like to point that the discount is available for a limited time, so act fast and get your share as soon as you can before the prices go up again.What are your thoughts on tablets under $200? Would you be willing to get one for yourself? Let us know in the comments Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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first_img Feature | Information Technology | May 17, 2019 | Carol Amick 3 Recommendations to Better Understand HIPAA Compliance According to the U.S. read more Centricity Enterprise Archive News | Artificial Intelligence | July 29, 2019 New AI Tool Identifies Cancer Outcomes Using Radiology Reports Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence (AI) tool can perform as… read more Related Content April 8, 2009 – GE Healthcare is presenting at the annual meeting of the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) its new Centricity Enterprise Archive as a platform for application-neutral image management, a standards-based archive that helps manage patient and image data over time and image-enable electronic medical records (EMR).Centricity Enterprise Archive expands beyond traditional imaging departments, such as radiology and cardiology, to provide a centralized, scalable archive for DICOM objects using DICOM standards for multiple departments or multiple vendor applications. The platform is poised to manage visible light images or other DICOM objects from imaging intensive areas such as endoscopy, ophthalmology, dermatology, and oncology. By leveraging both healthcare information exchange (HIE) and information technology standards and protocols, such as IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) and HL7, Centricity Enterprise Archive optimizes image and patient data management regardless of the type of clinical solution or image source.This end result is an application-neutral, multi-departmental imaging repository that enables an enterprise to create a longitudinal, single patient jacket for users across a region that includes multiple hospitals and imaging centers. While each facility or department maintains its autonomous clinical workflow, it opens the door to provide caregivers a single point of access to imaging data throughout the interconnected enterprise. This approach is complementary to the implementation of an image-enabled Electronic Medical Record (EMR).“The industry is trending toward consolidated IT infrastructure that reduces capital expenditures and enables the flow of information throughout the enterprise, regardless of where the data originates,” says Don Woodlock, Vice President and Global General Manager, GE Healthcare IT Imaging Solutions Group. “Centricity Enterprise Archive represents this new era in patient data management by embodying standards-based data management and maximizes clinical workflow by enabling access to patient images and information through the EMR.”By adding the functionality of an integrated web-based enterprise viewer, Centricity Enterprise Archive provides clinicians and referring physicians with a fast clinical viewer from the EMR. The result is patient information at the point-of-care, or wherever it is needed throughout the enterprise, for a clinician to more-confidently make critical diagnostic decisions.Centricity Enterprise Archive is currently being implemented as the Digital Imaging Repository (DI-r) for hospitals and medical centers across Southwestern Ontario (SWO), Canada, as part of the eHealth Ontario initiative to create a pan-Province, and eventually pan-Canadian Electronic Health Record.For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 A nurse examines a patient in the Emergency Department of Cincinnati Children’s, where researchers successfully tested artificial intelligence-based technology to improve patient recruitment for clinical trials. Researchers report test results in the journal JMIR Medical Informatics. Image courtesy of Cincinnati Children’s. News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Podcast | Information Technology | June 26, 2019 PODCAST: Why Blockchain Matters In Medical Imaging The technology has some hurdles ahead of it.center_img Feature | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | May 30, 2019 | By Larry Sitka and Jef Williams Data Driven Workflows on the Rise as the User Changes Medical imaging and informatics are critical to delivering care and managing wellness. read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | April 19, 2019 HHS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Electronic Health Information Interoperability Rules The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is extending the public comment period by 30 days for two… read more News | Radiology Business | June 11, 2019 The Current Direction of Healthcare Reform Explained by CMS Administrator Seema Verma June 11, 2019 — Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma addressed the American Med read more News | Clinical Decision Support | July 18, 2019 Johns Hopkins Named Qualified Provider-led Entity to Develop Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging On June 30, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Johns Hopkins University School… read more Technology | April 08, 2009 GE Presents Application-Neutral Imaging Repository News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more read more last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | October 03, 2014 CIRS Releases MRI-compatible Dynamic Phantom Model 008M enables MRI QA with motion and gears up for emerging use of MR in radiation therapy News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more Related Content Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more October 3, 2014 — CIRS released the MRI-Linac Dynamic Phantom at the AAPM Annual meeting in Austin. This is the first of the CIRS dynamic phantoms to be compatible with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems for MRI quality assurance and radiation therapy applications.As MRI becomes more heavily utilized in image-guided radiation therapy, CIRS identified a need for a phantom to perform end-to-end QA testing. The CIRS MRI-Linac Dynamic Phantom is used to assess MRI image quality and test tumor localization and motion-capturing capabilities. It is designed for comprehensive analysis of image acquisition, planning and dose delivery.The MRI-Linac Dynamic Phantom joins CIRS’ existing lineup of dynamic phantoms, which includes the Dynamic Thorax Phantom (Model 008A), Dynamic Pelvis Phantom (Model 008P) and Dynamic Platform (Model 008PL). Each of these products is operated using CIRS Motion Control Software.For more information: www.cirsinc.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Technology | Quality Assurance (QA) | July 10, 2019 IBA Launches Monte Carlo Patient QA for Varian Halcyon at AAPM 2019 IBA announced the launch of the latest functionality of the SciMoCa Monte Carlo Patient QA solution at the 61st annual… read morelast_img read more

Researchers partner with NGOs to address global challenges

first_imgDeveloping climate-smart risk management for vulnerable people; assessing herbicide exposure in the Irish Population, and helping to advance our understanding of ageing tunnels are just three of the 10 research projects to receive Irish Research Council funding under their ‘CAROLINE’ Irish and International Fellowship programme.The research fellowships were announced by Minister of State for Skills, Training, Innovation, Research and Development, Mr John Halligan TD. The successful researchers are the third and final cohort to receive funding under the EU co-funded CAROLINE programme. Funding of €1.6m is being invested over the next two years in the ten fellowships.Under the scheme, which is co-funded by the European Union under the Marie Sklowdowska Curie Actions strand of Horizon2020, experienced researchers are funded to conduct research relevant to the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in collaboration with NGOs and/or international organisations. The successful researchers will carry out their work both in Ireland and Germany, Switzerland and Cuba, gaining intersectoral and interdisciplinary exposure through this programme.The 2030 Agenda includes goals such as achieving gender equality, building resilient infrastructure, encouraging climate action, ending poverty and improving access to inclusive education.Some of the researchers and projects receiving funding in these areas include:– Tommaso Natoli, who will be hosted by University College Cork and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, will aim to develop advocacy tools for the adoption of climate-smart risk management laws that protect vulnerable people.– Alison Connolly, who will be hosted by NUI Galway, will conduct an environmental assessment of the exposures to glyphosate among the Irish Population. She will work in partnership with the Institute for Prevention and Occupational Medicine of the German Social Accident Insurance.– Zhipeng Xiao, who will be hosted by University College Cork and partner with CERN, will work on advancing our fundamental understanding of ageing tunnels.Commenting today, Minister Halligan said: “As a signatory to the UN Sustainable Development agenda, Ireland is committed to playing its part in achieving these goals, which are vital to safeguard our planet’s future and all life within it. The ten research projects getting underway today will join 40 others awarded in the first and second funding calls. Overall, this international fellowship programme of the Irish Research Council is helping to develop the capacity of the Irish research system to make a strong contribution, nationally and internationally, to the sustainable development agenda”Director of the Irish Research Council, Peter Brown said: “The CAROLINE Fellowship offers a valuable opportunity for researchers to obtain a prestigious career development fellowship, and to respond to the sustainable development agenda.“Since 2016, the scheme has cultivated partnerships between researchers, their host institutions and partner organisations – all with the common goal of working towards a sustainable future. Now more than ever, these links and this important research is vital for moving towards a more sustainable, equal and prosperous future.”last_img read more

Six Senses launches Grow a New Body spa programme

first_imgNewerVences to lead the Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel OlderVisitBritain research highlights importance of Premier League to UK tourism Six Senses is launching a brand-new programme – Grow a New Body – which lays the foundation to enable guests to have a healthy body that ages slowly. The programme aims to help guests discover how their health span can equal their life span. Benefits include detoxifying the body, activating specific genes for health benefits, protecting the brain, re-setting the fight-or-flight system and activating the production of bliss-creating molecules whilst shedding years of old programming. The programme will be launching with a series of retreats in collaboration with Alberto Villoldo, a best-selling-author, healer and medical anthropologist with a PhD in psychology. He has studied the shamanic healing practices of the Amazon and Andes for over 25 years.ADVERTISEMENTGrow a New Body combines physical and mental wellbeing and touches on the fields of sacred energy and reconnection. It brings together cutting-edge neuroscience and biology with the ancient wisdom of Shamans who recognise that the body is one system and not a collection or parts that can be medicated and replaced when they go wrong. The programme targets four key areas: detoxifying the body and activating genes for health; resetting the natural body clock; transforming toxic emotions and resetting fight-or-flight mode; and healing the luminous energy body.The physical body is surrounded by a luminous energy field which informs the cells and organs on how to live in healthy harmony, this is essential for repair and regeneration. During the retreat guests are invited to explore shamanic energy medicine practices that let go of emotional dramas, release imprints for physical disease and erase stories held in the energy field – repairing the body and emotionslast_img read more