Markets Right Now Stocks fall on trade Qualcomm ruling

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street Wednesday as investors eye developments in the U.S.-China trade dispute and absorb a key ruling in an antitrust case involving chipmaker Qualcomm.Reports say the U.S. may block several Chinese surveillance companies from buying American components. An earlier move targeting Chinese telecom company Huawei led to volatility in technology stocks this week.Qualcomm fell 9% after a federal judge ruled the company unlawfully stifled competition in the market for cellphone chips.Target rose 8% after its profits and sales exceeded expectations in the first quarter.The S&P 500 index fell 7 points, or 0.3%, to 2,857.The Dow dropped 60 points, or 0.2%, to 25,817. The Nasdaq slid 18 points, or 0.2%, to 7,767.The yield on the 10 year Treasury slipped to 2.41%.The Associated Press read more

Cutting red tape key to improved trade among AsiaPacific nations says UN

Cutting red tape to reduce complex transaction costs is the key to unlocking significant benefits from international trade for economies in Asia and the Pacific, according to a new report from the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). “The hidden costs of trade are high – in some cases up to 15 per cent of the value of goods traded,” said Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), which published the report along with ADB. Designing and Implementing Trade Facilitation in Asia and Pacific states that, despite falling tariffs and the removal of import quotas, there are still major costs to global trade associated with unnecessarily complex customs and border procedures, or with inefficient transit arrangements. Trade facilitation, or “cutting red tape,” can unlock further gains from international trade, especially in Asia and the Pacific, where it takes more than three times longer to complete export procedures than it does in developed countries. Intra-regional trade in Asia could increase by $250 billion, or about 21 per cent, if trade facilitation reforms were successful in bringing countries in the region, with below-average performance, closer to the regional average. “Timely publication of trade regulations, simplification of trade procedures and documents, and improving coordination between relevant government agencies within and across borders can go a long way towards increased connectivity and integration of the region,” said Ms. Heyzer. The report, released today in Bangkok at the first Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum that brings together about 100 policymakers, traders and trade facilitation service providers from more than 25 countries across the region, provides guidance on how to assess the status of trade facilitation. It also outlines what measures and reforms are necessary, how to design trade facilitation initiatives, how to implement them at national and regional levels, and which organizations can help in this process. Ravi Ratnayake, Director of ESCAP’s Trade and Investment Division, said the report was timely as trade facilitation was vital to the region’s efforts to boost resilience to external shocks, such as the global economic crisis. “Trade facilitation, particularly within and across Asia, is an integral part of the rebalancing required to support increased domestic and regional demand as a source of economic growth,” he stated. “The book is a practical operational guide of what works in getting goods and services moving across our region’s national borders.” 25 November 2009Economic DevelopmentCutting red tape to reduce complex transaction costs is the key to unlocking significant benefits from international trade for economies in Asia and the Pacific, according to a new report from the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). read more

Government sets goal to close all IDP camps in North East

The Government says it has set a goal to close all IDP camps in the North, East and resettle the remaining war displaced families.Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said that the Government, during the last Parliamentary elections, gave an assurance that all the war displaced people will be resettled and IDP camps closed. He said that since such a promise was given, the Government is determined to complete that process soon.

Fake soldier sentenced

A Quebec man who pretended to be a veteran during a Remembrance Day service has been sentenced to a year’s probation and 50 hours of community service.Franck Gervais pleaded guilty in March to unlawfully wearing a military uniform and a Medal of Bravery. Gervais was interviewed by a TV station at the ceremonies in Ottawa last year. Shortly after it aired, questions were raised by a number of veterans about his identity and whether he was actually a soldier. It turned out the 32-year-old is not a member of the Canadian Forces. His lawyer says his client didn’t mean to disrespect the men and women of uniform. read more

Miloševic lawyers ask to be removed from his trial at UN war

Steven Kay and Gillian Higgins, who were appointed to the posts last month by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), said this week that Mr. Miloševic’s refusal to cooperate with them meant they could not do their job nor meet the ICTY’s own code of conduct.”The accused has consistently refused to see us or speak with us. In these circumstances, we have conducted his case in the best way we could until the appeal against our assignment could be heard,” they said in a letter submitted to the Tribunal on Tuesday. “We had hoped that in the meantime we might be able to generate cooperation between the accused and ourselves. This has not succeeded.”Mr. Kay and Ms. Higgins said it was impossible for them to know their client’s “objectives of representation,” a requirement of the code of conduct.The two lawyers, both from the United Kingdom, were assigned to their roles by the ICTY in a bid to ease the workload of Mr. Miloševic, who is suffering from heart problems and had been representing himself. The appointment was also designed to reduce the chance of further delays in the already long-running trial.But Mr. Kay and Ms. Higgins said their first task as assigned counsel was to appeal against the ICTY’s decision to appoint them, “having heard the accused’s wish to challenge that matter.” A ruling on that question is expected within the next two weeks.Mr. Miloševic is facing charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and other war crimes for his role in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Kosovo during the 1990s. His trial is due to resume on 9 November. read more

Main committees for nuclear review conference unable to agree on texts

The 188 nations meeting in New York were trying to reach agreement in three committees that cover the three pillars of the 35-year-old accord – disarmament, verification of safeguards on national nuclear programmes and the peaceful use of atomic energy. But the conference will end tomorrow with no progress in the committees.Main Committee I was unable to agree on nuclear disarmament and security assurances, and Main Committee II failed to reach consensus on safeguards, regional issues and the Middle East.The Drafting Committee is continuing its work today on a final document for the conclusion of review conference tomorrow. read more

UN study on landlocked nations urges greater cooperation with transit countries

The report, Geography against Development – a case for Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs), found that such countries are also being hampered by high transport costs and a lack of investment in their own transport infrastructure.Co-authored by the Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for LLDCs, Anwarul K. Chowdhury, and a senior LLDC programme officer, Sandogdorj Erdenbileg, the study noted that this category of nations is underperforming economically. Although they account for 12.5 per cent of the world’s surface area, these 31 States comprise just two per cent of global gross domestic product (GDP).At the report’s launch today, Mr. Chowdhury said coastal developing countries have more than three times the stock of paved roads when compared to LLDCs, as well as substantially lower transport costs.He said that the so-called Almaty Programme of 2003, named after a ministerial-level conference in the Kazakh city, must serve as a blueprint for closer economic cooperation between LLDCs and their coastal neighbours. read more

Ohio State and Michigan mens hockey prepare for another homeandhome series

OSU freshman forward John Wiitala (10) during a game against Wisconsin on Feb. 26 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Shanti Lerner | For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s hockey team (10-17-3, 5-8-3) is getting ready to face off against bitter rival Michigan (20-5-5, 10-3-3) for the last time in the regular season in a home-and-home series, the latter part a Sunday showdown at Nationwide Arena.The Buckeyes are coming off an offensive showcase against Wisconsin that featured 13 players collecting points in Saturday’s victory.The Buckeyes are now unbeaten in three straight games for the first time in two months. The previous streak was two victories at the Florida College Hockey Classic in late December, followed by a victory over Wisconsin on Jan. 8.Michigan is coming off a 3-2 overtime loss against Minnesota. The previous Wolverine loss was another 3-2 overtime defeat, that time against Michigan State. Before Friday’s loss, the Maize and Blue had scored at least four goals in each of their last five games. OSU coach Steve Rohlik stressed that modest play will be key for the Buckeyes in their pursuit of stopping the nation’s No. 1 scoring offense.“Sometimes it’s the simplest hockey that causes the major problems. A lot of times maybe guys try to do too much instead of the easy pass or make the outlet pass and let things happen,” Rohlik said. “It seems at times we try to do too much and end up beating ourselves. We’ve got to make teams try to beat us instead of beating ourselves.”Rohlik also enforced that it is not always the player with the puck on his stick that is the dangerous man.“It’s a lot to do with what you’re doing without the puck. That’s the thing I’ve been stressing a lot is your awareness without the puck,” he said. “You can get caught up sometimes with some pretty good players and what they’re doing with the puck and you forget about the guy that’s 2 feet away from you. You’ve got to trust your teammates.”The last time these two rivals met, each collected points, but not without some of the usual extracurricular altercations.The previous game at the Schottenstein Center ended in a 5-5 tie, but the Buckeyes came out on top 1-0 in a shootout. The next game in Ann Arbor, Michigan, ended in an 8-6 Wolverine victory.OSU freshman forward Brendon Kearney and Michigan sophomore forward Dexter Dancs each received disqualifications after the final whistle for fighting.B1G stars face offTwo standout players for both sides enter the weekend series with Big Ten honors on their backs.OSU junior forward Nick Schilkey was named Big Ten First Star of the Week on Tuesday. Against Wisconsin, Schilkey registered a Big Ten-best five points from two goals and three assists. It is the second week in a row the Marysville, Michigan, native received weekly accolades; Schilkey was the Big Ten’s second star last week.Schilkey now has a career-high 35 points this season, which leads the Buckeyes. His 17 goals and 18 assists are both career bests, and he is currently on a four-game point streak with 10 points during that period.  On the other side of the ice, Michigan freshman forward Kyle Connor collected the Big Ten’s Second Star of the Week. Connor extended his point streak to 19 games after collecting two goals and an assist during the Minnesota series. Connor leads the NCAA in scoring with 54 points from 26 goals and 28 assists.Pro dayThe Buckeyes are scheduled to play their final home game of the season at Nationwide Arena. The downtown facility is home to the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, and Rohlik said he feels that a professional venue might be of some motivation for his group.“Well that’s part of it for sure, and I think for our guys to get the opportunity to go and play in a venue like that right here at home, right down the road,” Rohlik said.Rohlik said playing in an arena that houses an NHL rink is a vital experience before the Big Ten tournament at the home of the Minnesota Wild in St. Paul, Minnesota.“The Big Ten tournament is at the Xcel (Energy) Center. It’s an NHL facility. Exactly, I mean pretty close to what we’re playing in,” Rohlik said. “I think it gives us guys an opportunity to go down there and get a feel on an NHL rink, and be ready in a couple of weeks.”The first match at Yost Ice Arena is scheduled to start at 7:35 p.m. on Friday. The next game at Nationwide Arena is slated to begin at 3 p.m. two days later. read more

Boom Herron shoulders the load for OSU

A week after the Ohio State offense had a slow start against Wisconsin, running back Dan “Boom” Herron made sure the team got going early Saturday against Purdue. “We definitely wanted to get out there, get on top and get some momentum,” Herron said. “It was an honor to carry the load on the first drive.” The Buckeyes handed the ball to Herron on their first five plays from scrimmage, piling up 45 yards and a touchdown for a 7-0 OSU lead. “I think ‘Boom’ got us started, which ‘Boom’ has that ability to electrify the huddle and the room when he walks in it,” coach Jim Tressel said. Fullback Zach Boren indicated the success was not because of diversity of play selection. The team ran only two different plays on that drive, he said. “It was good play-calling,” Boren said. “We were going for it, and it worked.” Herron also liked the decision-making. “I think guys just kind of got in the groove of things, running the same play,” he said. “You know, if it works, we are going to keep on running it.” After their second drive saw three pass plays result in an OSU punt, the Buckeyes returned to the run game on their third possession. It paid off, as Herron once again found the end zone. He finished the day with 16 rushes for 74 yards and two touchdowns. Establishing the run was essential to success later in the game. “I think our offensive staff just wanted to get kind of a flow before we started putting the offensive line in difficult situations,” Tressel said. “The fact that the flow then worked gave you a chance to be balanced.” Starting with “the run really helped,” wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher said. “The more we feel comfortable running the ball, the more it helps.” Herron was quick to share the praise for the success on the ground. “I really don’t talk about myself, it’s a team thing,” he said. “I really couldn’t do it without the offensive line over there.” Boren agreed the offensive line was important. “We were coming off the line and hitting someone,” he said. “The offensive line was creating huge holes for us, which … enabled us to get to the next level.” It has been Herron reaching that level more often than not for the Buckeyes, as he has led the team in carries the past five games. But he seemed reluctant to be referred to as the team’s featured runner. “I just try to get guys going and try to be a leader out there,” Herron said. “If that’s what everybody wants to say, I’m the feature back, I’ll take that.” read more

PlayStation Vita Is Dead Again For Real This Time

first_imgStay on target Geek Pick: Sony HT-S350 Is a Superb SoundbarTom Holland Responds to Disney-Sony Spider-Man Feud The PlayStation Vita wasn’t bad. In many ways it improved on the PSP, the only non-Nintendo gaming handheld that was ever worth owning. Between its impressive power, shift from discs to cartridges, and upgraded control scheme it showed the promise of playing console games on the go years before the Nintendo Switch, including how cool indie games on a handheld are.And yet, the PlayStation Vita rests alongside the Wii U and the Dreamcast in the graveyard of ambitious gaming hardware failures that died before the rest of the industry could catch up. The proprietary memory cards and dramatic lack of games worth playing probably didn’t help.Sony, along with everyone else, had basically abandoned the Vita a long time ago, putting out no first-party games and even ending services like free PlayStation Plus titles. But now the actual official death of the PlayStation Vita is upon us. As Sony promised, Vita production will cease in 2019. The only models still being manufactured will halt “soon” according to their website, so it’s most likely only a matter of weeks.Although the Vita has been essentially dead for years, it has had a curious ongoing zombie life as more indie games and niches Japanese titles trickled onto the platform. It even got some cool cross-play and cross-buy functionality with the much more successful PlayStation 4. And while the Vita only sold a fraction compared to its biggest rival the Nintendo 3DS, in the end both handhelds may end up with similar 2011-2019 lifespans.The big difference though is that Nintendo is moving on from the 3DS to the Switch. Sony, meanwhile, maintains it has no plans for a third portable PlayStation. Perhaps the PlayStation 5 will have some kind of mobile accessory instead.But yeah, grab your copy of Uncharted: Golden Abyss (or Persona 4: Golden if we’re being serious) and pour one out for the PlayStation Vita. RIP. For more on depressing PlayStation hardware here’s our review of the PlayStation Classic and check out the PlayStation Super Nintendo that could have been.last_img read more

TPR used enforcement powers 38095 times to tackle noncompliance in Q3

first_imgThe Pensions Regulator (TPR) used its enforcement powers to deal with pensions auto-enrolment non-compliance 38,095 times between July and September 2018, compared to 43,700 times in the previous quarter, according to its latest compliance and enforcement quarterly bulletin.The report, which provides information on the powers TPR has used, as well as on cases it has been involved in, also noted that 12,551 fixed penalty notices were issued between July and September 2018, which is an increase of 2.7% on the 12,220 fixed penalty notices that were issued last quarter.Since TPR began recording its compliance and enforcement action in July 2012, a total of 68,102 fixed penalty notices were issued. These are fixed £400 fines issued to employers if they do not comply with statutory notices, or if there is sufficient evidence of a breach of law.The report also found that 3,931 escalating penalty notices had been issued between July and September 2018, out of a total of 15,967 between July 2012 and September 2018. An escalating penalty notice is a daily fine between £50 and £10,000, depending on how many employees an organisation has, which is issued when an employer fails to comply with a statutory notice.Between July and September 2018, 14,997 compliance notices, which target auto-enrolment non-compliance of employer duties, were issued; this is a 45% reduction on the 27,219 issued in the previous quarter. This creates a total of 138,145 compliance notices between July 2012 and September 2018.A total of 6,413 unpaid contribution notices were issued in July to September 2018; these remedy a late or non-payment due to a qualifying pension scheme. From July 2012 to September 2018, 7,487 unpaid contribution notices were issued.The report also confirmed that TPR used its powers to take action against trustees 33 times between July and September 2018 for failing to complete a scheme return on time. TPR used its information gathering powers 43 times between July and September 2018 and 170 trustees were appointed to run pension schemes to protect members’ benefits.last_img read more

Rep Young Ducks POTUS Hoopla

first_imgAlaskans of all stripes came out this week for a chance to shake hands with President Obama, or at least glimpse his motorcade, but one person not on hand for the big visit was Don Young, Alaska’s only member of the U.S. House of representatives.Download Audio“Congressman Young traditionally spends the end of August in his hometown of Fort Yukon, and that’s what he did this year,” said Young spokesman Matt Shuckerow. Young is still in Fort Yukon and, according to his spokesman, not easily reached by phone. But Young did follow what the president said while he was here, and Shuckerow says he wasn’t entirely disappointed.“There were some things that Congressman Young was encouraged to see, that was focused on a wider range of Arctic issues. Arctic infrastructure, icebreakers, deepwater ports – these are things that Congressman Young and others in the delegation have been fighting for for years. It certainly is important to bring attention to them.”Many Alaskans seemed charmed that the president embraced Alaskan symbols – from sled dog puppies to salmon to Native dancing. Young, a Republican in office since Obama was in elementary school, retains his pre-trip skepticism.  Shuckerow says his boss was dismayed the president used the state as backdrop for his climate agenda.“The big thing that Congressman Young said was that the president just fundamentally doesn’t understand one of Alaska’s major, most basic barriers, and that is the federal government and some of its out-of-touch federal policies coming from our agencies,” Shuckerow said.Alaska’s two U.S. senators are taking family time and were not available for interviews today. Sen. Dan Sullivan was the first person to greet Obama when he first arrived at Joint Base Elmendor Richardson. (It was a prolonged handshake. Sullivan’s spokesman says he was urging Obama to review the Army’s plan to cut troops from the base.)  Sullivan was also spotted at the GLACIER conference when Obama spoke.Sen. Lisa Murkowski participated in an hour-long meeting with the president, a roundtable with Native leaders, but she said Monday she was worried he wasn’t hearing enough from Alaskans.Both senators issued statements thanking Obama for the Denali name change.last_img read more

Motorola Moto G7 set for India launch Key features you should know

first_imgAndroid 9.0 Pie Battery 172g After the Moto G7 Power, Motorola is all set to bring the standard Moto G7 in India on March 25. The company confirmed the news on Twitter and has launched a promotional campaign urging fans to share their Sunday playlist of movies and shows using #entertainmentmatterstoyou.The company is highlighting the Moto G7’s big 6.2-inch full HD+ screen, which will offer rich viewing experience to watch movies, TV shows, and even cricket matches during the ongoing IPL 2019. Motorola Moto G7 seriesMotorola Official Blog (screen-grab)Another notable aspect of the upcoming Moto G7 is the design language; it sports glossy shell on the back with 3D glass cover, which exudes sense premium feel to the mid-range phone. Under-the-hood, it comes with a decent Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor backed by 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, Android Pie OS and a 3,000mAh battery, which is more than enough to keep the phone running for a whole undermixed. It also boasts 15W Turbo Charge features, wherein 15 minutes of charging will offer you 9 hours of talk time.Also, it offers two layers of security with fingerprint sensor in addition to face-unlock and if both activated, it will be twice as protective, Motorola mobile will be. Moto G7 3,000mAh (non-removable)-15W TurboPower- 9 hours of usage in 15 minutes of charge 157.0 x 75.3 x 8mm 64 GB, expandable up to 512GB Main: 12MP with  ( F1.8 aperture, 1.25um pixel) +  5 MP depth sensor, LED flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus),Digital zoom (up to 8x), Burst shot, Auto HDR, Timer, High res zoom, Auto smile capture, Cinemagraph, All in focus, Portrait mode, Cutout, Panorama, Manual mode, RAW photo output, Active photos, Spot colour, Best shot, Google Lens™ integration, 2160P/4K (30fps), 1080P(60/30fps), 720P(120/30fps), 4K video, Slow motion video, Timelapse video, Hyperlapse video, Electronic video stabilisation, Youtube LiveFront: 8 MP (1.12um pixel), Screen flash, Auto HDR, Timer, Face beauty, Auto smile capture, Cinemagraph, Portrait mode, Group selfie, Spot colour, 1080P(30fps), 720P(30fps), Slow motion video, Timelapse 1 receiver, 1 bottom-ported speaker, Dolby Audio,3.5mm headphone jack, 3 microphones, FM Radio RAM Processor Motorola’s new Moto G7 comes with dual primary camera on the back.Motorola Official WebsiteAs far as the photography hardware is concerned, Moto G7 comes with the 12MP+5MP dual camera on the back and an equally impressive 8MP front snapper.What will be the price of Moto G7 in India?Motorola’s new Moto G7 will be up against popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 series, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2, Honor 10 Lite and it will be under tremendous pressure to offer its products under cost-effective or else lose out to the competitions. Going by the features of the Moto G7, Motorola, if it wants to give tough challenge to rivals and also attract consumers, it needs to keep the price of the device anywhere between Rs 12,000 and Rs 14,000.Key specifications of Moto G7:Model Model Moto G7Moto G7Model DisplayMoto G76.2-inch LTPS LCD full HD+ (2270x1080p) with 19:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Moto DisplayPixel density: 403 ppi (pixels per inch)Model OSMoto G7Android 9.0 PieModel ProcessorMoto G71.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core CPU with Adreno 506 GPUModel RAMMoto G74GBModel StorageMoto G764 GB, expandable up to 512GBModel CameraMoto G7 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core CPU with Adreno 506 GPU Weight 4GB Model Price Study Links Increased Screen Time With Delayed Child Developmentcenter_img OS Audio 6.2-inch LTPS LCD full HD+ (2270x1080p) with 19:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Moto DisplayPixel density: 403 ppi (pixels per inch) Main: 12MP with  ( F1.8 aperture, 1.25um pixel) +  5 MP depth sensor, LED flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus),Digital zoom (up to 8x), Burst shot, Auto HDR, Timer, High res zoom, Auto smile capture, Cinemagraph, All in focus, Portrait mode, Cutout, Panorama, Manual mode, RAW photo output, Active photos, Spot colour, Best shot, Google Lens™ integration, 2160P/4K (30fps), 1080P(60/30fps), 720P(120/30fps), 4K video, Slow motion video, Timelapse video, Hyperlapse video, Electronic video stabilisation, Youtube LiveFront: 8 MP (1.12um pixel), Screen flash, Auto HDR, Timer, Face beauty, Auto smile capture, Cinemagraph, Portrait mode, Group selfie, Spot colour, 1080P(30fps), 720P(30fps), Slow motion video, Timelapse Dual nano-SIM, Face unlock, fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual-band: 2.4GHz + 5GHz), 3D glass back, Water repellent design with P2i nano coating, USB-C port (for charging, data transfer), USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS, NFC (Near Field Communication) –in select markets, GPS, GLONASS, A-GPS 4G-LTE Network Close Colours Dimensions Display Storage Model AudioMoto G71 receiver, 1 bottom-ported speaker, Dolby Audio,3.5mm headphone jack, 3 microphones, FM RadioModel BatteryMoto G73,000mAh (non-removable)-15W TurboPower- 9 hours of usage in 15 minutes of chargeModel NetworkMoto G74G-LTEModel Add-onsMoto G7Dual nano-SIM, Face unlock, fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (dual-band: 2.4GHz + 5GHz), 3D glass back, Water repellent design with P2i nano coating, USB-C port (for charging, data transfer), USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS, NFC (Near Field Communication) –in select markets, GPS, GLONASS, A-GPSModel DimensionsMoto G7157.0 x 75.3 x 8mmModel WeightMoto G7172gModel ColoursMoto G7Ceramic Black/ Clear WhiteModel PriceMoto G7Around Rs 15,000 Add-ons Ceramic Black/ Clear White Camera Around Rs 15,000last_img read more

Now you see what happens to you Hrithik Roshan Kangana Ranauts sister

first_imgThe entire controversy started after Mental Hai Kya, which was initially supposed to be released on June 21, was pushed to July 26, thereby causing a box office clash with Hrithik’s Super 30. While it was being said that Kangana intentionally caused the clash, Ekta Kapoor in a statement clarified that it was her decision to push the date, and she did it after a thorough discussion with Hrithik.Although Ekta apparently tried well to stop it from becoming a nasty clash, things already seem to be turning dirty. Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel again lashed out at Hrithik Roshan.Varinder ChawlaIn the wake of Kangana Ranaut’s Mental Hai Kya and Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 being released on the same date of July 26, Rangoli Chandel has lashed out at the actor and accused his PR team of attacking the actress on social media.It all started after Mental Hai Kya producer Ekta Kapoor made a tweet condemning “ugly underground tweets”, and said that the decision to postpone the release of the film was taken by her and not by anyone else.”The ugly underground tweets have begun. I’ve promised to keep it clean and have assurances from my actors on the same. I hope personal assaults on them stop, because it’s my decision & Not theirs [sic],” she tweeted.In a series of tweets, Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel lambasted Hrithik Roshan and accused him of using PR to malign the actress’ image. “What to expect from a man who always prefers to attack your back rather then meeting you in the battle field, jitna tu aur tera PR Kangana ko giraega utna he woh teri maregi…. so far it wasn’t her concern magar ab tu dekh… Jadoo [sic],” she first tweeted.In her next tweet, she tagged Hrithik and again attacked him while clarifying that the release date was decided by the production house and not by Kangana. “Balaji kya Kangana Ranaut ka production house hai jo woh jab chahe film release kare… lekin pappu toh pappu hota hai… common sense hai he nahin…. ab tu dekh beta, tera kya haal hoga @iHrithik [sic],” she wrote.Rangoli did not stop there and went on to further abuse Hrithik and also threatened him for allegedly using his PR to spread “false” narrative.”Kangana told Ekta Kapoor not to release MHK on 26th but Ekta said its is her prerogative as a producer to decide the relase date, then she had a meeting with her childhood friend Hrithik and they both took this call. just because he cant say anything to Ekta he will make Kangana a punching bag, Well!! U r mistaken..Agar tune ya tere lichad PR Prabhat ne Kangana pe ek bhi backhand ya underhand attacks kiye toh woh teri sari charbi nikal degi woh bhi ek chutki mein..sudhar ja @iHrithik [sic],” Kangana’s sister concluded.last_img read more

Pokemon Go and the general public not welcome at Pokemon World Champions

first_img Guarantee 1000+ CP1/17For Pokemon that can evolve, their starting CP will dictate whether or not their final evolution will hit the coveted 1000+ mark. While each Pokemon grow at different rates, you can use PoGoToolKit to estimate their final CP.Photo Credit: @iBlali on Twitter.<><> The 2016 Pokemon World Championships are coming up, but don’t plan on Go-ing.The popularity of the Pokemon franchise has exploded thanks to the recent release of Pokemon Go, but the San Francisco event doesn’t doesn’t have any plans for events involving the game, instead choosing to focus on the usual mainstays, the Pokemon Trading Card Game and Pokemon video game competitions. With the lack of a real multiplayer option there’s not much they could do in the way of Pokemon Go events, even though you know the vast majority of people will be playing it anyway.But the organizers are obviously aware of the popularity, especially since they had to seal off the event for the first time. They state that “due to an unprecedented response from invited players planning to attend” they are closing the event to the general public, and only people with badges will be able to get in. Anyone wishing they could be there to see the matches can at least watch it online via the Twitch channel.On a funny note, you thought seeing massive swarms of people chase after rare Pokemon in Central Park was amazing? Let’s just wait and see what happens if one appears in a Pokemon World Championship…As for the event itself, it will feature hundreds of the best players competing for the title of World Champion, as well as a combined prize pool of more than $500,000 in scholarships and travel awards. These are serious competitors with serious stakes, and you’ll be able to watch the event from August 19-21.Here’s the full streaming schedule (times are PDT) – General Event CoverageFriday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.Saturday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.Sunday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Finals Coverage for Pokémon TCG and Video Game) – Pokémon Video Game ChampionshipsFriday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.Saturday: 9 a.m. – 10 – Pokémon TCG ChampionshipsFriday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.Saturday: 9 a.m. – 9 – Pokkén Tournament ChampionshipsFriday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (Last Chance Qualifiers coverage)Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.last_img read more

New Indiegogo project KUBI turns tablets into telepresence devices

first_imgThe KUBI (“neck” in Japanese) has two “fingers” in the back that support the tablet automatically. Once installed onto the device, the iPad or Bluetooth enabled Android device can be controlled remotely using a web based directional application or via arrows on a keyboard. Pilots can then cause the device to look left and right (up to 300 degrees) and up or down (up to 90 degrees) allowing them to follow the action occurring at a remote location, or to turn to address different people over a dinner or conference table.One possible problem with the device not discussed on the Indiegogo project page or shown in the promotional video is how much noise the device makes as the turning motion involves two gearing systems. As it’s being promoted as a telepresence conferencing tool, it would seem few would be interested if the gear noise is too distracting. Revolve Robotics is looking for $200,000 seed money to start up a manufacturing and sales process for the KUBI. Explore further © 2012 (—San Francisco based Revolve Robotics has launched a project on Indiegogo (similar to Kickstarter) looking for funding for its KUBI telepresence device. What’s unique about their project is the projected cost of the device to consumers – $250 instead of the thousands for others currently available for sale. That price differential is due to the fact that KUBI isn’t a robot that wanders around, it’s a tablet computer stand with gears for allowing remote manipulate of the viewing angle. Citation: New Indiegogo project KUBI turns tablets into telepresence devices (2012, December 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from 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. Suitable Technologies set to market new ‘Beam’ Remote Presence Device Telepresence is the use of technology to simulate the experience of being somewhere else in the real world, in real time. To achieve such an effect, robots have been developed that can be driven by pilots situated at a distant location, via the Internet and WiFi. Such robots can be moved to change their orientation to allow for looking around and interacting with others across large or small distances. They typically come equipped with cameras, microphones and speakers.Noting that including the ability to move around has driven the cost of telepresence devices into the thousands of dollars, Revolve Robotics founders and engineers Marcus Rosenthal and Ilya Polyakov chose to take another approach – they’ve cut out the wheels making their device stationary and use the hardware already built into tablet computers to provide the interaction abilities.last_img read more

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first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Related Content Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morecenter_img November 23, 2011 – The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System became the first medical center in the world last week to utilize intrafraction motion review (IMR), or “triggered imaging,” to continually monitor tumor location during radiosurgery for lung cancer.  IMR, which is a unique capability of the TrueBeam linear accelerator from Varian Medical Systems enables visual verification that a tumor is being properly targeted.”With triggered imaging, clinicians use the imager on the TrueBeam system to observe the targeted tumor repeatedly, at a predetermined portion of the respiratory cycle, in order to check on the tumor’s location and trajectory,” said Chris Toth, senior director of marketing at Varian.  “If the tumor is not where it is supposed to be, they can halt treatment and intervene to enhance the accuracy of the targeting.”Doctors at UAB used the IMR tool for the first time earlier this month when delivering a Gated RapidArc radiosurgery treatment for inoperable early-stage lung cancer.  RapidArc enables fast, precise image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) by delivering dose continuously as the treatment machine rotates around the patient.  Gated RapidArc makes it possible to monitor patient breathing and compensate for tumor motion during a RapidArc treatment. The gating system turns the treatment beam on and off in synchrony with the patient’s breathing to increase treatment precision.  With IMR, the gating system also triggers the imager to generate a low-dose X-ray of the targeted tumor at a specific point in the patient’s respiratory cycle.”With IMR, we can now monitor the gating accuracy and ensure that the beam hits the tumor,” said Richard Popple, Ph.D., associate professor of medical physics at UAB.  “It will allow us to monitor tumor position in real time and intervene if a change in patient respiratory pattern causes a shift.  The enhanced precision could potentially increase tumor control and decrease the amount of surrounding healthy lung tissues exposed to the beam.””The IMR tool offers us a way of verifying that our gating strategy remains valid throughout an entire treatment,” said Chris Dobelbower, M.D., Ph.D., radiation oncologist at UAB.  “It also gives us the ability to hold the beam should the target wander from isocenter if the patient’s breathing pattern were to change due to a cough or a sneeze, or other interference. Those events did not happen with our first patient, so no treatment interruptions were necessary.”To utilize IMR during the treatment for lung cancer, Dobelbower collaborated with thoracic surgeon Douglas J. Minnich, M.D., assistant professor at UAB Healthcare, who placed a set of radio-opaque fiducial markers into the lung tumor using electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy—an approach that employs three-dimensional computed tomography (CT) imaging to guide the procedure.  These markers made it possible to see the tumor’s location within the surrounding healthy tissues using X-ray images generated during treatment.  “IMR makes it possible to complete lung cancer treatments with a high level of precision and confidence that you’re treating the area you want to treat,” Minnich said.  “Rather than imaging at the beginning of treatment and then doing your best to account for respiratory motion, IMR allows you to actually watch the tumor and monitor your targeting as the treatment proceeds.”According to Dobelbower, the ability to generate an image with every breath, identify when a targeted tumor has shifted, stop a treatment, and reposition the patient makes a new level of precision feasible.  “This was previously only possible by a time-consuming and cumbersome process of interrupting treatment for additional imaging,” he said.  For more information: Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | November 23, 2011 University of Alabama at Birmingham to Use “Triggered Imaging” Technology From Varian The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. 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Tourist dies from aircraft engine blast at St Maartens Maho Beach

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Share Travelweek Group Posted by Tags: St. Maartencenter_img Thursday, July 13, 2017 Tourist dies from aircraft engine blast at St. Maarten’s Maho Beach ST. MAARTEN — Vacationers flock to St. Maarten’s Maho Beach as much to see huge aircraft flying overhead as for surf and sand. Yesterday tragedy struck when a 57-year old tourist visiting Maho Beach was killed when she was blown backwards by the blast of a jet engine and knocked with such force into a concrete block that she later died from head injuries.Located right next to Princess Juliana International Airport, Maho Beach is well-known for surreal scenes of sunbathers lounging on the sand as jumbo jet aircraft get set for landings just above the shoreline.Yesterday’s accident happened around 6 p.m. as the woman, visiting from New Zealand, stood by the fence that separates the beach from the runway. Large planes have to give their jet engines full gas so they can get up to speed and get off the ground from the airport’s short runway. Signs on the fence warn that these jet blasts are strong enough to knock people over.last_img read more

Sunwing to offer flights to Daytona Beach for the first time this

first_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Tags: Daytona Beach, New Routes, Sunwing Thursday, September 13, 2018 center_img TORONTO — Sunwing is expanding its Florida lineup with new seasonal service to Daytona Beach from Toronto. Sunwing will be the only Canadian carrier to offer direct international flights to Daytona Beach, with twice weekly flights operating Mondays and Thursdays starting Jan. 28, 2019.“Our flight services to Florida have been consistently well received so we’re delighted to be able to add this popular destination. Daytona Beach is a great option for those seeking anything from excellent dining and shopping to beach escapes,” says Sunwing’s VP USA and Cruises, Reg Mendes.Airport Director for Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), Rick Karl, says Sunwing’s new flights will provide improved access to the destination’s top international travel market and bring international airline service to DAB for the first time in over 20 years. “Daytona Beach International Airport is thrilled to welcome Sunwing to our community. We look forward to growing our partnership for years to come.”Executive Director for the Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lori Campbell Baker, echoed Karl’s enthusiasm: “We’ve been so fortunate to have worked closely with the Sunwing team over the past several years, and we’re all looking forward to a highly successful and long-lasting partnership.”Resort options include the family-friendly Residence Inn Marriott Daytona Beach Oceanfront, with spacious suites equipped with kitchens, living rooms and balconies with ocean views, as well as a pool just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean. Families can also enjoy the peaceful settings of Oceanside Inn Daytona Beach, says Sunwing. The laid-back hotel is within easy reach of many of Daytona’s attractions, yet secluded enough to offer a relaxing getaway. Attentive staff on hand can also help arrange activities like pontoon boating, bike rentals and more. There’s also Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort. Located on Daytona’s legendary beachfront, the four star resort offers a beautiful spa, two pools and hot tubs, varied dining and more, notes Sunwing. Posted by Sunwing to offer flights to Daytona Beach for the first time this winterlast_img read more