Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement OTTAWA, June 19, 2017 – CBC/Radio-Canada is honoured to be at the heart of our country’s sesquicentennial, with special activities as well as extensive news coverage and entertainment programming on all platforms of its English and French networks.“Wherever they may be on Canada Day, as the official broadcaster, we’re providing a space where Canadians can share their stories, ideas and perspectives and where they can engage with one another,” said Hubert T. Lacroix, CBC/Radio-Canada’s President and CEO. “We look forward to bringing Canadians together around this once-in-a-generation event in our country’s history.”In addition to comprehensive multiplatform programming, CBC/Radio-Canada will also host live events in communities across the country on July 1 including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Yellowknife, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, London, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Moncton, Halifax, Charlottetown and St. John’s. Facebook Mr. Lacroix added: “This July 1st also presents us with an opportunity to demonstrate our true value for Canadians. Our contribution to this milestone year is aligned with our A Creative Canada vision regarding the future of homegrown content in a digital world—a vision that makes us an even stronger partner to communities, cultural institutions, artists and creators.”For a complete list of CBC’s Canada Day plans, including broadcast and digital programming and community events, visit cbc.ca/canadaday2017guide.CBC’s Canada Day line-up across television, radio and online:On Saturday July 1, CBC will offer a full day of programming and news coverage beginning at 6 a.m. ET (3 a.m. PT) on CBCNEWS NETWORK with Heather Hiscox hosting live from Charlottetown until 10 a.m. (7 a.m. PT). On CBC and CBC NEWS NETWORK from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET (7 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT), Peter Mansbridge will anchor CBC NEWS SPECIAL PRESENTION: CANADA 2017 live from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, featuring Canada Day events from coast to coast to coast. The news special will celebrate and reflect as it takes a look at our country’s successes and failures and, most importantly, its future—asking Canadians what they want for Canada in the next 150 years. Coverage will include the Royal visit to Ottawa by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, and the official Canada Day ceremony on Parliament Hill.In the evening, CBC will offer CANADA DAY 150! FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST, a special three-hour broadcast from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, hosted by Rick Mercer and featuring performances in every province and territory across the country beginning at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on CBC and streaming live at cbc.ca/2017, watch.cbc.ca, YouTube.com/cbc, Facebook.com/cbccanada2017, the CBC TV app and CBC Music Apple TV app. CBC RADIO ONE and CBC RADIO 2 will broadcast an audio-only version of the special at 9 p.m. local time across Canada (10 AT, 10:30 NT).Produced by Insight Productions, the Canada Day special will take viewers across the country for performances and appearances by some of Canada’s top musical artists and comedians including Alessia Cara, Gordon Lightfoot, Serena Ryder, Walk Off The Earth, Kinnie Star, Kelly Bado and more in Ottawa; Arkells and Delhi 2 Dublin in Victoria; Jonny Harris in Whitehorse; Brett Kissel in Banff; Bruce Cockburn in Yellowknife; a bilingual performance from Whitehorse and Faouzia in Winnipeg; Buffy Sainte-Marie in Toronto; The Trade-Offs in Iqaluit; Stéphanie Bédard, Rémi Chassé, DJ Champion, Marie-Christine Dépestre, Gardy Fury and Alex McMahon with special guests in Montreal; Coeur de pirate in Moncton; Jonathan Torrens in Charlottetown; and Mary Walsh in St. John’s. The broadcast will culminate with the Canada Day fireworks display above Parliament Hill. Additional performances in Regina and Halifax will be confirmed in the coming days, along with more artists in many locations.In addition to streaming CANADA DAY 150! FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST, CBC’s digital platforms will also provide two additional live streams, one from the stage on Parliament Hill beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. PT) at cbc.ca/2017 and watch.cbc.ca as well as a dedicated feed of the Ottawa fireworks display at 11 p.m. ET (8 a.m. PT) at cbc.ca/2017, Facebook.com/cbccanada2017 and YouTube.com/cbc.Three new comedy specials are part of CBC’s television lineup: JUST FOR LAUGHS PRESENTS: STAND-UP ON GUARD FOR THEE a two-hour special hosted by Daniel Levy on Tuesday, June 20 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), which sets out to prove that Canada is the funniest country on earth by rolling out some of the best moments in JFL history; YOUR SPECIAL CANADA, STARRING JONATHAN TORRENS on Saturday, July 1 at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT), in which Torrens returns to his birthplace—and the Birthplace of Confederation—to host a sweet and silly “thank-you note” to Canada; and AIR FARCE CANADA 150 on Saturday, July 1 at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT), an hour-long send-up of national proportions to mark the sesquicentennial from perennial audience favourite AIR FARCE.In addition to the audio-only broadcast of CANADA DAY 150! FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST, CBC RADIO will offer Canada Day programming throughout the day including Piya Chattopadhyay and Duncan McCue hosting live from Ottawa on CBC RADIO ONE beginning at 12 p.m. ET (9 a.m. PT), and a CBC MUSIC celebration of 100 percent Canadian music across all genres on CBC RADIO 2 beginning at 6 a.m. local time (6:30 NT). CBC MUSIC will also offer 15 all-Canadian streams for all musical tastes, from R&B to jazz and Indigenous to classical. Full details of CBC MUSIC’S Canada Day lineup are available at cbcmusic.ca/canadaday.CBC KIDS will have a special one-hour Canada Day broadcast for young viewers starting at 9 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT) on CBC, featuring the premiere of JAXON AND SONG’S MAPLE MYSTERY and hosts Janaye, Tony and Victor and puppets Gary, Cottonball and Mr. Orlando in Ottawa. CBC KIDS will also reveal how the young winner of their Prime Minister for a Daycontest spent the day with Justin Trudeau.CBC will offer additional special television programming in the week leading up to Canada Day, including an encore commercial-free broadcast of last summer’s unforgettable THE TRAGICALLY HIP: A NATIONAL CELEBRATION on Saturday, June 24 at 8 p.m. (9 AT, 9:30 NT), also streaming worldwide at cbcmusic.ca/thehip at 8 ET; new six-part factual series BECOMING CANADIAN, which captures the emotional, life-changing moment when new citizens become Canadian, airing throughout the week starting Monday, June 26 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT); new instalments of biography series EXTRAORDINARY CANADIANS pairing prominent writers with great Canadians, including Dr. Vincent Lam on Tommy Douglas on Wednesday, June 28 at 8:30 pm (9 NT) and Daniel Poliquin on René Lévesque on Thursday, June 29 at 8:30 pm (9 NT); and the GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL on Friday, June 30 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT), recognizing a stellar array of artists and arts volunteers for their outstanding contribution to culture in Canada and abroad. As broadcast partner of the 2017 GOVERNOR GENERAL’S PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS GALA, CBC/Radio-Canada will livestream the Gala from Ottawa on Thursday, June 29 at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) at cbc.ca/2017 and radio-canada.ca/2017.CBC’s Canada Day schedule (Saturday, July 1):CBC: 6 a.m. (6:30 NT)—CBC KIDS Canada Day-themed episodes of favourite programsCBC NEWS NETWORK: 6 a.m. ET (3 a.m. PT)—CBC News Morning with Heather Hiscox live from CharlottetownCBC RADIO 2: 6 a.m. (6:30 NT)—CBC Music Canada Day featuring all genres of 100% Canadian musicCBC: 9 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT)—CBC KIDS Canada Day Special live from OttawaCBC and CBC NEWS NETWORK: 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT)—CBC News Special: Canada 150 anchored by Peter Mansbridgelive from Parliament HillCBC RADIO ONE: 12 p.m. ET (9 a.m. PT)—Piya Chattopadhyay and Duncan McCue live from OttawaCBC: 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT)—Becoming CanadianCBC: 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. PT)—2017 CBC Music Festival special featuring Serena Ryder, Walk Off The Earth, Ruth B and moreCBC: 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT)—Extraordinary Canadians: André Pratte on Sir Wilfred LaurierCBC: 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT)—Your Special Canada, Starring Jonathan TorrensCBC: 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT)—Air Farce Canada 150cbc.ca/2017: 8:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. PT)—Livestream of the Parliament Hill stage (also streaming live at watch.cbc.ca)CBC: 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT)—Canada Day 150! From Coast To Coast To Coast hosted by Rick Mercer, Also streaming live at cbc.ca/2017, watch.cbc.ca, YouTube.com/cbc, Facebook.com/cbccanada2017, the CBC TV app and CBC Music Apple TV app; audio-only broadcast at 9 p.m. (10 AT, 10:30 NT) onCBC RADIO ONE and CBC RADIO 2These broadcasts extend CBC/Radio-Canada’s 2017 programming, which includes documentaries, radio programs, kids’ programming, entertainment and arts specials, and innovative digital and virtual-reality initiatives. Programming also includes ongoing news and current affairs coverage of the people, places and events in every region of the country that will shape this milestone year for Canada. CBC/Radio-Canada is proud to have CIBC as a partner in celebrating Canada’s 150thanniversary in the same year that CIBC is also turning 150.Click here for CBC’s 2017 Programming Guide.About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will be at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada. Twitter
New Delhi: A cloud of uncertainty hung over the fate of Super Cup, scheduled to start in two days’ time, after seven I-League clubs on Wednesday pulled out of the tournament citing unfair treatment by the All India Football Federation. Minerva Punjab FC, whose players are in Bhubaneswar for the past four days, could be called back to their base in Panchkula if the AIFF fails to acknowledge the aggrieved clubs’ concerns, owner Ranjit Bajaj said. “We are yet to get any response from the AIFF, I am not expecting to get one either by tomorrow. So, I might just call my players back here,” Bajaj said. While the AIFF has managed to convince Churchill Brothers to not side with the aggrieved clubs, Chennai City, East Bengal, Mohun Bagan, Neroca FC, Aizawl FC, Gokulam Kerala and Minerva Punjab stayed united in their protest against the national federation. “We have together resolved to withdraw our respective teams’ participation from the upcoming Hero Super Cup 2019,” a collective release by the clubs stated. The Super Cup is scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar, with the qualifiers starting from March 15. The final is slated for April 13. Minerva had on Tuesday pointed out that the I-League clubs are being neglected in all aspects by the country’s football federation. The clubs said it had written a letter to the AIFF in February regarding multiple concerns such as the future of the league but they are “yet to hear back” from the federation. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherMinerva also highlighted how the AIFF has “not provided any financial assistance to the participating teams” despite having a title sponsor for the event. With no AFC competitions also on offer, the club felt the competition lacked any incentive for the teams. The Super Cup is a knockout tournament hosted by the AIFF where I-League teams lock horns against the Indian Super League teams. It is India’s main club knockout tournament and Minerva was scheduled to play the qualifying round against FC Pune City on the March 15. Meanwhile, Bajaj has decided to sue the match commissioner of the I-League game between Minerva Punjab and Chennai City, Balasubramaniam, in criminal and civil defamation case, for insinuating that the game may have been fixed, in his report to the AIFF.
(Updated) NATO has wrapped up an impromptu meeting after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet they say entered their airspace.NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says that the common enemy is ISIS and that calm and de-escalation are needed to solve today’s incident between NATO ally Turkey and non-NATO ally Russia. NATO says that they stand in solidarity with Turkey and support their findings that the Russian plane entered their airspace and was shot down after it was warned 10 times in 5 minutes that it breached their rules of engagement.Rebel fighters have claimed to have shot at the ejected pilots but we have no official word that confirms the condition of the Russians.Russia has been leading attacks on rebels and ISIS forces just across the border in Syria.This is the first time a NATO country has shot down a Russian military aircraft since the 1950’s. Russian president Vladimir Putin called Turkey’s decision to shoot down the plane a “stab in the back by the terrorists’ accomplices,” and that there will be “severe consequences”.Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu says his country has the right to act when their airspace is violated. NATO has confirmed that authorities in Moscow and Ankara are in talks. As a result one of Russia’s largest travel agencies plans on pulling its group packaged tours to Turkey.Turkey changed its rules of engagement a few years ago, after Syria shot down one of their planes. The new rules say that Turkey would consider all “elements” approaching from Syria as an enemy threat. Last month, Turkish jets shot down an unidentified drone that it said had violated Turkey’s airspace.
Experts from the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and Imperial College in London, made their findings known in a new article in the New England Journal of Medicine released today, six months after the UN health agency was first notified of the outbreak in West Africa. In the article, public health epidemiologists and statisticians reviewed data since the beginning of the outbreak in December 2013 to determine the scale of the epidemic, better understand the spread of the disease, and what it will take to reverse the trend of infections, according to a WHO press release. The examination of the data also showed the spread more clearly. In late December, the first cases were reported in the forest areas of Guinea. By March, when the government sounded the alarm to WHO, cases had already spread from the forest area to the capital of Conakry. In May, the focus of the outbreak in Guinea expanded strongly to Sierra Leone and in June it really took hold in Liberia. From July onward, there were sharp increases in case numbers in all three countries. Although the current epidemic in West Africa is unprecedented in scale, the clinical course of infection and the transmissibility of the virus are similar to those in previous Ebola outbreaks. “We infer that the present epidemic is exceptionally large, not primarily because of biologic characteristics of the virus, but in part because of the attributes of the affected populations, the condition of the health systems, and because control efforts have been insufficient to halt the spread of infection,” says Dr. Christopher Dye, Director of Strategy for WHO, and co-author of the study. There are challenges in this region that exacerbate the struggles to contain the disease. Certain characteristics of the population may have led to the rapid spread of the disease, for example, the populations of hard hit Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone are highly interconnected, with extensive cross-border traffic at the epicentre and relatively easy connections by road between rural towns and villages and the densely populated capital cities. “Forward projections suggest that unless control measures – including improvements in contract tracing, adequate case isolation, increased quality of care and capacity for clinical management, greater community engagement, and support from international partners – improve quickly, these three countries will soon be reporting thousands of cases and deaths each week,” says Dye. The WHO press release quoting from the Journal said more than 20,000 people will have been infected by early November unless Ebola control measures in West Africa are enhanced quickly.In its latest Ebola update issued Monday, WHO said 5,843 cases and 2,803 deaths have been reported in the current outbreak by the Ministries of Health of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.Experimental therapeutics and vaccines offer promise for the future, but are unlikely to be available in the quantities needed to make a substantial difference in control efforts for many months, even if they are proved to be safe and effective.“This study provides the evidence needed for an urgent wakeup call requiring intensive scaling up of control measures while working towards rapid development and deployment of new medicines and vaccines,” WHO said.
The Gingerbread update for the popular Nexus One was supposed to happen last November, but the latest reports show that the 2.3 update has finally made it to the platform this week. But that’s not all, Nexus S owners will get an OTA update too.Hopefully by now users with this phone will get a message signaling that the 2.3 firmware can be downloaded (however, we recommended doing this over a Wi-Fi connection), but as with most updates you may need to wait a few days for this to appear as Google will likely push this out incrementally to avoid overloading their servers.As for the Nexus S which already has 2.3, the update will feature various bug fixes in the shape of fixing random reboot issues, changes in the way Facebook syncing works, performance enhancements and additional support for its Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.NFC is a system that allows the phone to read tags which are encoded with special NFC chips, the info that is read could include text and web url’s for example. Previously you could only read the info by using the supplied app on your phone, but now thanks to the update you can also create your own tags and more importantly what information you would like to share with others. This would then allow another NFC-equipped phone to receive this info as soon as the two devices come in close proximity to each other. You can also transmit your data to Google NFC stickers.At the moment NFC is still in its infancy, but with more and more phones being shipped with NFC, and other manufactures like Apple joining in the fun with their next gen phones, it’s only a matter of time before it takes off in a big way.Read more at TechCrunch
One of SpaceX’s key goals is to create a reusable rocket system (a Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle) that will be used for launches and then return rather than burning up in the Earth’s atmosphere. That rocket is known as the Grasshopper, and it has just managed to successfully triple the height it can leap while returning to land safely.SpaceX has been carrying out test launches of the Grasshopper since September last year, with each launch seeing the 10-story-tall rocket leap a little bit higher. Each test sees the rocket launch, rise to a predetermined height, hover, and then descend to land back on the launch pad.In September, Grasshopper performed a 2.5 meter leap. In November, that increased to 5.4 meters, then to 40 meters in December. On March 7 the height doubled again to 80.1 meters, but yesterday SpaceX tripled the height of the leap, which saw Grasshopper leap to 249.9 meters before hovering and performing a successful landing. You can see the impressive test in the video below:The flight time was around 58 seconds and relied on a Falcon 9 rocket first stage tank along with a Merlin 1D engine. The legs it lands on include hydraulic dampers and the lower structure holding the rocket together is made of steel.If SpaceX manages to perfect the Grasshopper VTVL vehicle, which it looks on course to do, it will lead to some major cost savings and in their words, “transform the space industry.”
DC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC NewsOur Favorite TV Superheroes Ranked Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Wally West has been sorely missed from The Flash, but it looks like he’ll get another crack at this whole superhero thing on Legends of Tomorrow. Eventually. The trouble with adding a new hero at this stage in the season is that there’s already so much going on. We have the search for the totems, the Darhk family drama and the encroaching threat of Mallus. With all that, it’s hard to find time to fit Wally in as a member of the team. He got to play the hero a little bit in this episode, but he wasn’t used all that much. Nor were any of the Legends except Ray Palmer, really. That turned out to be OK though. The stuff this episode did focus on made for one of the best stories this show has given us.Ray Palmer is still kidnapped, being tortured into working with the Darhks and Kuasa. They want him to help them fix the broken fire totem they found in Detroit. Even if he wanted to, there isn’t enough energy. To recharge the totem, they’d have to go back to the Big Bang. Or maybe not, as Damien Darhk has another solution. Cold fusion, it turns out, was actually invented back in the 1960s, but an assassin took out the scientist who invented it, so it never caught on. Complicating matters, that assessing is the younger, long-haired Damien Darhk. I enjoy how these Legends of Tomorrow gives characters a long wig when they want to make them look younger. It always looks terrible, but it’s so funny.Tala Ashe as Zari and Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)This episode has a lot of fun with the fact that Damien Darhk is a dad now. I don’t know if the doting comes from the fact that she almost died last episode, but it’s about time the show addressed it for real. They gave him a daughter earlier this season, and she’s so far been just another villain. Now we get to see what suddenly having a daughter in his life has done to Damien. And how having her father reappear after two decades has affected Nora. They handle it in a funny, refreshingly human way. Nora responds with rebellion, and Damien responds with dad jokes. And murder. Magically flinging a Silicon Valley tech bro against a wall is the kind of father-daughter bonding I can get behind.Nora is sick of her dad constantly dictating what she does, and she’s looking for some space. She convinces her dad to let her and Ray go save the scientist themselves. First, it’d be bad for past Damien Darhk to run into his future self, and second, she needs a science genius around to help talk to Dr. Vogel. They appear in Vogel’s bathroom and try to convince him to come with them. Unfortunately, he stops trusting them once Nora grows frustrated with his refusal to leave without a doll for his daughter. This all triggers a three-way fight between Ray and Nora, Vogel’s bodyguards and the younger Damien. This episode really took the fight scenes of the show to a new level. Legends of Tomorrow has always had gook fights, but they’ve never been quite like this. True to the episode name, “No Country for Old Dads,” fights are carried out with a Coen Brothers-esque mix of comedy and stark brutality.Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, Jes Macallan as Ava Sharpe and Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Steel (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)The direction overall is a step up for the series. Its use of color and different filters for each period communicates the atmosphere of the different scenes so well. The split-screen scenes with quick cuts are a great artistic illustration of the Legends and Darhk’s methods being awkwardly forced together and juxtaposed. The Arrowverse shows rarely display this kind of artistic direction. That’s the value of having one series that doesn’t take itself super seriously. It’s free to experiment with different styles like this. That lets the show find new ways of telling its story, heightening not just the comedy and action, but the dramatic elements as well.This episode was especially good for Damien Darhk. Since his debut in season four of Arrow, this is the third time he’s been a major villain of an Arrowverse series. And this episode is the first time he’s really worked as a villain. Last week started showing us the more human, caring side of Darhk with his reaction to the near-death of his daughter. This week dove deeper into that, mixing a real sense of parental concern with the sadism that’s always made him, at the very least, a decently fun villain. We can see him as human now, which should finally make him a compelling villain on his own. Add it to the list of things Legends of Tomorrow accomplishes easily that Arrow and The Flash struggle with.Tala Ashe as Zari and Maisie Richardson- Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)In the fight with young Damien, Nora’s time transporter gets shot, and they have to come up with a new plan. Their tardiness worries future-Damien, who goes back in time to take care of things, further annoying his daughter. Ray gets forced into the role of family therapist for both of them, and I love it so much. He naturally falls into to role, once Darhk stops choking him. He makes Darhk see that he needs to actually let his daughter know that he loves her and he’s proud of her. All she does is try to impress him and prove she’s good enough. By the end of the episode, even Ray has a newfound understanding of Nora Darhk. She may be the villain, but he doesn’t tolerate other Legends calling her crazy. Her dad died and then injected her with an ancient demon so he could come back to life. Anyone would have issues with something like that.On the Waverider, Agent Ava Sharpe’s relationship with Sara is already getting a little awkward. Zari can’t even talk about doing irresponsible but fun things with time travel equipment with all the time Ava is spending on the ship. Things only get more uncomfortable when she mentions that Ava is wearing the same clothes from the previous day. They don’t even realize that Ray’s gone missing until the Time Bureau contacts them. Ray sent a recorded message, informing them of his kidnapping and warning them not to come after him. So of course, they go after him. Not that we get to see much of that.This has been the only disappointment of Wally joining the Legends of Tomorrow. He isn’t given all that much to do. Amaya and Zari meditate to search for the missing Spirit Totem. Wally, who’s been meditating for a while now, offers to help. He makes an awkward comment about Nate getting dumped on his birthday (which turns out to be about Amaya) and leaves. It’s funny, but that’s nearly all he gets to do here. Wally is a great character, and I was so excited to hear that he was joining this show after being shoved out of The Flash for no reason other than the writers couldn’t figure out what to do with him. So far, Legends doesn’t have many great ideas either.Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary (Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW)He does get to shine very briefly at the end. Zari and Amaya find the location of the spirit totem just as the Darhks were about to get their hands on the formula for cold fusion. Damien fights off his past self in the most ridiculously cool fight scene of the season so far. (Young Damien: “Magic! I’ll have to look into that!”) Ray is about to escape onto the Waverider with the formula, but Nora activates the spirit totem and grabs onto him with gorilla strength. That’s when Wally runs in to save the day. Ray didn’t get Amaya’s totem back, but the did manage to escape with the Fire Totem and the means to recharge it. Two out of three isn’t bad.Legends of Tomorrow continues to knock it out of the park week after week. It’s consistently the best Arrowverse show, and this episode’s direction and emotional, funny writing was still a cut above its usual high standard. It even delivered its cliffhanger perfectly. Once everyone is back aboard the Waverider, Ava gets a call from her superior, chewing her out for not arresting Rip Hunter. All the while, the scene builds anticipation with an image of Gorilla Grodd destroying everything in the background. As Ava’s supervisor continues talking, Grodd jumps on him. Ava is now in charge of the Time Bureau. Her first order of business is to reinstate Rip Hunter. He’s back. Better still: We get more Grodd next week! Stay on target
2019 Tech Trends Worth Getting Hyped AboutYou Can Finally Buy A Terabyte SD Card Thanks to Lexar Stay on target Segway-Ninebot is here to help you get from point A to point B with its new short distance mobility fleet.At CES 2019, Segway-Ninebot introduced its new micro mobility products, including the Shared Scooter Model Max, a shared scooter built to withstand costly repairs, and Loomo Delivery, an autonomous delivery vehicle. Segway-Ninebot did not disclose a price or specific release date for both items in a press release, but it’s likely they’ll be available later this year.The Shared Scooter Model Max was designed to improve users’ ride experiences and safety. This new generation of shared scooters is built to handle challenging shared usage situations, customer overuse of mobile vehicles, and maintenance costs.Photo Credit: Segway-NinebotWith the Shared Scooter Model Max, users will have a more comfortable riding experience with tubeless tires and a vehicle drive algorithm to adapt to tricky road conditions. Plus, its electrical components reach the IPX7 waterproof level to prevent damage from wet weather conditions.Photo Credit: Jeff Wufu/Segway-NinebotSegway-Ninebot is also coming for your next take-out order: The company also debuted Loomo Delivery, an autonomous vehicle that can handle small delivery items, including food orders and parcels.Loomo Delivery was created for office buildings, shopping malls, and other destinations where convenient and fast delivery is needed for customers or employees. It’s high-tech features include an easy-to-use interactive screen interface, cloud-based service dispatching, real-time monitoring, and elevator integration.For more information on the Shared Scooter Model Max and Loomo Delivery, visit Segway-Ninebot’s website.More on Geek.com:Drones, Doctors, and Disney Praise Verizon 5G at CES 2019Yandex’s Self-Driving Car Is a High-Tech Ride This $1,800 Smart Cat Treadmill Will Give Your Overweight Pet a Workout
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 9, 2017 – Kingston – Jamaica will join other countries globally to observe World Antibiotic Awareness Week from November 13 to 19, under the theme; ‘Antibiotic, the end of an Era’.Speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’, today (November 8), Senior Veterinary Biochemical Analyst at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Georgette Thompson, said the focus is to raise awareness of the need to preserve the power of antibiotics through appropriate use and highlight the impact of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to food, animal and the health sector.She explained that AMR is the ability of a microorganism, such as bacteria, virus and some parasites, to stop an antimicrobial (such as antibiotics, antivirals and antimalarial) from working against it. As a result, standard treatments become ineffective, infections persist and may spread to others.Miss Thompson said the week’s activities will start with a church service on November 12 at the St. Margaret United Church, Liguanea, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Another activity will be the official launch of Antibiotic Week at the Vice Chancellery of the University of the West Indies on November 14 starting at 10:00 a.m.Miss Thompson noted that the Minster of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, and the Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, will be patrons at the event. Following the launch, Miss Thompson said there will be a session called Media and Medicine forum.“This session is to give media practitioners a session on how they report on issues of this nature. So, special invitees from various media houses have been selected to attend the event,” she said.On Thursday, November 16, the Ministry will host an Agriculture Day, at Juci Verandah, Tollgate, Clarendon, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Veterinary Services Division and schools will be present to interact with the public and give one-on-one advice to farmers and other interested parties. On Friday, November 17, a breakfast session will be hosted for members of the business community at the Marriott Hotel in Kingston starting at 8:00 a.m.Miss Thompson said the event is to engage the business sector and to update them on the impact of AMR on health and the country. The week of activities culminate with the AMR Symposium at the Sir Kenneth Standard Lecture Theatre, faculty of Medical Science, at the UWI.Miss Thompson said the Ministry will be working in partnership with the World Health Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health, the Food and Agriculture Organization and other stakeholders to execute the activities.The Senior Veterinary Biochemical Analyst explained that all plans are to ensure that stakeholders in the human, animal and plant health sectors have a shared responsibility in preventing and minimising the effects of AMR in the country.Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Google, Lego Group, Microsoft and The Walt Disney Company are among the organisations named as having the best corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance, according to the Reputation Institute.Its 2017 global CSR RepTrak 100 report, which is based on 170,000 ratings from interviews with members of the public from the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, USA, Canada, Japan, China, India, Australia and South Korea, ranked organisations based on its respective CSR performance, with the top 100 reputable businesses being named and published in the final report.Organisations are measured against three main components: workplace, which explores fair employee rewards, employee wellbeing and equal opportunities; citizenship, which looks at how organisations support good causes, produce a positive societal influence and take environmental responsibility; and governance, which investigates an organisation’s openness and transparency, ethical behaviour and fair business practices.The top 10 organisations with the best CSR performance are:Lego GroupMicrosoftGoogleThe Walt Disney CompanyBMW GroupIntelRobert BoschCiscoRolls Royce AerospaceColgate-PalmoliveJames Bickford, managing director at the Reputation Institute, said: “The top [organisations] with stronger CSR scores have improved reputation and stakeholder support with CSR. They have demonstrated their leadership is actively engaged in CSR, and their commitment to the cause is driven by action and not just rhetoric.“For an organisation, having a strong CSR agenda is important, because it ensures customers will do business with [it], policymakers and regulators will give [it] license to operate, and potential employees will be more willing to work for [it]. CSR is increasingly a top driver of stakeholder support. It equates to good will and good business.”
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to visit the US on a maiden trip on July 20 during which he would face-to-face talks with US President Donald Trump, according to a media report. Khan, would have first face-to-face talks with US President Donald Trump, the Express Tribune reported. The prime minister would begin his five-day trip from July 20, official sources confirmed to the paper on Friday. The trip, originally planned in June, was postponed because of the prime minister’s prior domestic engagements, especially due to federal budget 2019. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday told reporters that a meeting between Prime Minister Khan and Trump was expected soon. He, however, did not share the date of the visit. Qureshi said the prime minister would be visiting Washington on the invitation of President Trump, who wanted to discuss important regional issues. This would be the first high-level engagement between the two countries under the Trump administration’s tenure and comes at a time when talks between the US and Afghan Taliban are thought to have entered the decisive phase. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us Relations between Pakistan and the US have remained tense during Trump’s tenure. The US president has publically said that Pakistan has given us “nothing but lies and deceit” and also suspended security and other assistance for backing terror groups. The US has repeatedly asked Pakistan to end its support to the militant organisations operating from within its territory against India and Afghanistan. Efforts for arranging the Imran-Trump meeting have been going on for months, the report said. Some officials linked the two leaders’ summit with the possible positive outcome of the ongoing efforts seeking a peace deal in Afghanistan. Though the bilateral ties have been hit, the US president has expressed his desire to work with the Imran-led government.
Citation: Best of Last Week – Superabsorption theoretically demonstrated, sailing stones mystery solved and origin of anger face (2014, September 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-09-week-superabsorption-theoretically-stones-mystery.html Explore further (Phys.org) —It’s been a strong week for physics. One team showed that theoretically, superabsorption could be demonstrated using quantum engineering techniques—real world materials that take advantage of it could include quantum camera pixels, the transmission of power via light, and solar cell technology. Also, researchers working at Fermilab announced that they are set to test the very nature of the universe—they want to know if we actually exist in a 2D hologram. Another team working in Vienna has developed a revolutionary new imaging method—they’ve created an image of a cat without bouncing light off of it using entangled photons. Meanwhile, another team working at the University of Wisconsin has fabricated a qubit with an integrated micromagnet that increases the speed of quantum manipulation in silicon—another step in the march towards creating a true quantum computer. In one potential method to realize superabsorption, a superabsorbing ring absorbs incident photons, giving rise to excitons. Credit: Higgins, et al. 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. © 2014 Phys.org Picturing Schrodinger’s cat: Quantum physics enables revolutionary imaging method Less complex but still interesting are the results of experiments carried out that solved the mystery of the sailing stones of Death Valley, California—the odd trails they leave behind have puzzled those who have seen them for hundreds of years. Also of interest, a combined team of researchers from several universities has begun work on what they’re calling Robo Brain—a computer network that scours the Internet for informational content and then makes it available via a robot interface—leading, perhaps, to robots in the home or at work that can provide on-the-spot information about whatever needs attending to—how to fix your clothes dryer, for example, or when is the best time to fertilize your lawn. In completely unrelated news from Canada, a team of researchers has confirmed that “invadopodia” plays a role in the spread of cancer—they found cancer cells have tentacle-like structures that allow them to latch onto other organs, leading to the growth of tumors in the new location. This is good news because if a drug can be found to stop the latching, it would mean an end to the spread of cancer. Also, in perhaps worrisome news, a team exploring the ocean depths has found over 500 gas plumes bubbling off the east coast of the U.S.And finally, if you’ve been wondering why your mug morphs into a hideous amalgam of stretched and folded flesh when your temper flares, you might be happy to know that a team of researchers has identified the origin and purpose of the anger face—and it’s quite menacing.
Share Posted by Jason Gouveia You can slide to your gate at this world-class airport SINGAPORE — Gone are the days of making a mad dash through an airport to catch your flight. Now you can simply slide down to your gate in record time.Singapore’s Changi Airport, often referred to as the best airport in the world, is making headlines for having not one, but two slides inside their terminals. Though ‘The Slide@T3’ made its debut back in 2010, the four-storey attraction and its smaller sister slide in terminal 4 are creating buzz once again thanks to social media.Btw there’s a huge slide inside Changi Airport – Dunno if it’s for adults but i barely made the height requirement lol pic.twitter.com/3RcSWinj3n— ジェイちゃん (@Jayda_b) February 6, 2017At 12 metres tall, The Slide@T3 spans from Level 1 all the way to Basement 3 and is considered Singapore’s tallest slide and the world’s tallest slide in an airport. It’s not clear when the slide at Terminal 4 opened or how long it is but it looks equally fun, ending at the foot of Changi’s famous ‘red chandelier’ playground.More news: Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksYes, a slide and a playground inside an airport. What a time to be alive!For every S$10 spent at Changi Airport in a single, same-day receipt, passengers can redeem one ride at either slide. A maximum of 10 rides per receipt can be redeemed on the same day. Also, riders must meet a minimum height requirement of 1.3 metres, and a maximum height of 2 metres. So for anyone over six feet, sorry but you’re outta luck. You’ll just have to get to your gate the plain ol’ fashioned way – on foot. Tags: Changi Airport, Singapore Wednesday, July 10, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >> About Latest Posts Jason Gouveia Latest posts by Jason Gouveia (see all) Costa Cruises debuts redesigned ‘Costa Extra’ portal for travel advisors – July 24, 2019 You can slide to your gate at this world-class airport – July 10, 2019 Swoop turns one year old today – June 20, 2019
in Headlines, News April 10, 2015 500 Views RedVision Makes New Appointments for Sales, Operations Leadership Positions New Jersey Real Estate Solutions Providers RedVision 2015-04-10 Seth Welborn New Jersey-based RedVision, an independent, nationwide provider of real property title data, search examination, and curative-ready solutions, has appointed Amy Holder to the new executive role of New Jersey sales director and James Sandifer as VP of regional operations for the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions.Holder, who joined RedVision in 2012 as VP for the mid-Atlantic region, has more than 25 years of experience in the industry. The mid-Atlantic region improved significantly and streamlined operating metrics. In her new role as New Jersey sales director, she will bring the same level of expertise to oversee RedVision’s strategic growth and development in the state.”Amy Holder is a proven leader with deep industry expertise, client relations and a strong track record in the title industry, and more specifically, in New Jersey,” said Leanne Zinn-Cox, EVP of sales and marketing. “Her domain knowledge and customer-centric focus ensure that RedVision’s solutions will continue to set the industry standard for title production.”Sandifer’s extensive experience and knowledge of real estate research and title production processes includes serving as production center manager for national production services at First American Title Insurance Company. In his new role with RedVision, he will be directing operations for both the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions for the company.”Sandifer’s career includes over 25 years in the real estate market place. He brings a diverse background of business development, customer management and operations focused in the title industry,” said Michael Carus, president. “I am confident that his leadership and insights will continue to enhance RedVision’s strategic operational excellence.” Share
Yet, don’t expect any finger pointing to take place.“That’s all you can try to do is stay together,” linebacker Daryl Washington said. “You don’t want to do that finger pointing and saying ‘well they need to pick it up, we need to pick it up.’“We gotta just stick together and stay together as a team. We’re a team before anything. We win and we lose as a team.”Washington was also mighty generous when saying that perhaps the defense could have done more in Sunday’s loss. He alone had 11 combined tackles, with one interception and one pass defended. “We left some plays out there on the defensive side of the ball as well,” he said. “We could’ve made some stops at the end when they got the field goal going into halftime and it would’ve been a 13-16 game.”Washington did acknowledge that the defense is playing at a high level right now, and when you force your opponent to give up the ball six times, you normally come away with a win. “When you play like that you kind of think that nine times out of 10, you’re gonna win the game,” he said. “I think that’s the most frustrating thing that when you do play well on the defensive side of the ball like we did against a good offense and you don’t come out with the win, it’s just difficult, it’s frustrating.” The Arizona Cardinals go back to the drawing board again this week as they come off a 23-19 loss to the Falcons in Atlanta. It was their sixth consecutive defeat and it came despite an incredible performance by the defense. Arizona forced six Atlanta turnovers Sunday with five Matt Ryan interceptions and one Jason Snelling fumble. On the other side of the ball, the offense was 2-for-16 on third down and recorded only 178 yards of total offense. The defense repeatedly put the offense in good field position, and repeatedly the offense failed to capitalize. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Falcons’ Matt Ryan became the first quarterback since Green Bay’s Bart Starr in 1967 to win a game despite throwing five interceptions and zero touchdowns, a statistic that has made the rounds over the last day or so.Washington and the rest of the Cardinals’ defense is not taking the bait that the media and other analysts are putting out there; they instead will continue to shoulder some of the blame for the losses and still feel they have room to improve.“You try to figure out what can you do better next time to build momentum,” Washington said. “Defensively as a team we played pretty well, they just made more plays than we did.” – / 18 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
By Annette ChrysostomouTHE Health Insurance Organisation (HIO) has announced that a number of issues related to the registration of persons entitled to Gesy have been concluded and the problem of drug shortages is being addressed.Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou is expected to submit a proposal to the cabinet on Monday, under which medicines in stock in the public sector will be distributed to private pharmacies in a move to address the shortages on the market.As there are currently drugs which are not available in private pharmacies, and the private sector is not allowed to substitute them with exchangeable drugs, transferring them from the public to the private sector will solve the problem.“We hope by the end of September, we will completely have solved the shortcomings,” the head of the Pancyprian Pharmaceutical Association Eleni Piera said.In addition, public outpatient pharmacies will be closed until the end of August, Piera added. Under Gesy, the public pharmacies will only be for inpatients, she stressed.She also clarified that vaccines for the private sector will not be given to pharmacists but to paediatricians to cover a free vaccine programme developed by the health organisation.Based on new arrangements, persons falling under the following categories may proceed with their registration process to Gesy: Those with Cypriot ID cards with code 00+, who, at the recommendation of the migration and civil registry department, have one of the following nationalities: British, South African, Australian, Canadian, American, Greek, Congolese or Sudanese.“As per a relevant assessment of the civil registry and migration department, Cyprus IDs with code 00+ and citizenship other than those mentioned above, as well as Cyprus IDs with code 05+ of persons without Cypriot citizenship, are invalid,” the health organisation warned.“As a result, their holders are not considered eligible Gesy beneficiaries. These persons are advised to contact the department towards requesting the issue of valid identification documents and permits e.g. apply for appropriate residence permits /obtain Cypriot citizenship, as applicable.”Birth certificates with code 03+ which concern children born in the Republic of Cyprus who do not have Cypriot nationality, but have been issued with a birth certificate by the authorities of the Republic, can proceed to enroll in Gesy using the number written on their birth certificate (03+ΧΧΧΧΧΧ).These children must acquire relevant residence permits. As such, shortly following their registration to the Gesy, the HIO will be requesting the submission of a valid residence permit for such children towards confirmation of their eligibility as Gesy beneficiaries. Therefore, parents are advised to take all necessary measures to acquire the appropriate residence permits for their children in order to avoid the possibility of de-registration of their children from the health scheme.Persons who have expired permits (up to nine months) and their permit renewal is pending, can proceed to submit a Gesy enrollment request.You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementBad Digestion Slowing You Down? Top Doctor Reveals What You Need To DoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
President Nicos Anastasiades on Friday said he would deal at his own discretion with the issue that has risen concerning a possible conflict of interest in the employment of the head of the board of the organisation of state health services (Okpy), Sir David Nicholson.Auditor-general, Odysseas Michaelides, called on Thursday on the cabinet to examine, as a matter of urgency, the possibility of a conflict of interest in the employment of Sir David at the helm of Okpy that is overseeing the implementation of the national health system (Gesy).In an urgent letter, Michaelides asked the cabinet to review the appointment of Sir David as head of Okpy, citing the legal opinion by the Attorney-general who said that at first glance there seemed to be a conflict of interest.The AG said he would like more information about Nicholson’s connection with KPMG and the exact services he had provided the health ministry.KPMG has won the government contract to make state hospitals autonomous as part of the health system.Nicholson had said he was a senior consultant at KPMG on health schemes when declaring other interests. KPMG Cyprus said he was not an employee of the local branch but an external associate of KPMG International between 2015 and 2017.“I will handle it at my discretion, and as the Attorney-general rightly points out, some facts are missing,” Anastasiades said.In response to Michaelides’ call, he said that the president was the one to decide when the cabinet would convene and “not anyone else.”The medical association, that called on its members on Friday to boycott Gesy, said in a written statement that the issue concerning Sir David’s appointment was “yet another example of thehaphazard and problematic plans that govern the proposed changes in public health.”CyMA said that both the actions of the Auditor-general and the ruling of the AG justify its reservations and confirm “our concerns for the way hospital autonomy is being pursued.” You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementBad Digestion Slowing You Down? Top Doctor Reveals What You Need To DoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Remand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola