LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO, ON — ACTRA National Executive Director Stephen Waddell says yesterday’s Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission decision on license renewals for large English-language broadcasters is yet another blow delivered to Canadian television and culture by the Commission.“ACTRA is clearly disappointed the concerns our talented members brought forward were not listened to,” said Waddell. “As we noted in our submission, Programs of National Interest will continue to be under-represented without an increase in expenditure requirements. Instead of heeding our warning, the Commission went in the opposite direction.”“We are very concerned about the future of Canadian production and our members’ jobs. We look forward to a new direction at the CRTC. Canadian performers need a change from the legacy of disastrous decisions we’ve seen from the current Chair,” added Waddell. Advertisement To read ACTRA’s submission to the CRTC on license renewals, please visit: http://www.actra.ca/advocacy/crtc/ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of 23,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly-acclaimed professional performing community. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Facebook
Rabat – The National Meteorological Directorate (DMN) predicts thunderstorms and rainy, overcast conditions in Morocco on Monday, January 21.Saiss, the Mediterranean, the northern coasts, the High and Middle Atlas, and north of the Oriental, will experience rainfall and thunderstorms today.Cold weather is in store for the oriental, the reliefs, the Highlands, and the southeastern regions. Cloudy skies and scattered rain will sweep all of the Phosphates Plateaus, Oulmes, the coasts, and the central plains, on Monday morning especially.The High and Middle Atlas, and the eastern highlands will also experience snowfall of approximately 1 meter and 6 centimeters. Meanwhile, the southern provinces will witness blowing dust and sand.Read Also: Cold, Rainy Weekend in Store for Morocco, Snow to Fall in AtlasModerate to strong winds are ahead in Saiss, the Atlas region, the western and northern areas of the Oriental, the Mediterranean, and the southern regions.The temperature lows are between -4 and 1 degrees Celsius in the reliefs of the Atlas and south of the Oriental; 1 and 7 degrees Celsius in Saiss, the Rif region, the southeast, Oulmes, the eastern highlands, and the Phosphates Plateaus; 7 and 13 degrees Celsius in Souss, the northern and central plains, the Mediterranean, the northeastern regions, and the interior areas of the southern provinces; and 13 and 17 degrees Celsius in the western part of the southern provinces.The temperature highs range from 2 to 8 degrees Celsius in the reliefs; 8 to 14 degrees Celsius in Saiss, Tangier, the Oriental, Oulmes, and the Phosphates Plateaus; 14 to 20 degrees Celsius in the central and northern plains and coasts, Souss, the Mediterranean, the southeast, and north of the southern provinces; and from 20 to 26 degrees Celsius in the southern provinces.
Under Mr. Ban’s proposal, which is being examined by the Assembly’s Fifth Committee (administrative and budgetary), the Secretariat is requesting $5.06 billion for 2010 and 2011, which represents real growth of $22.4 million, or half a percentage point, over the previous biennium. There would be a net reduction of 24 posts for the world body, with an increase in the Secretariat’s Professional category being offset by a cut in jobs in General Service and related categories.Mr. Ban told the committee that the proposals take into account the global economic and financial crisis and reflect strict budgetary discipline, balancing growth in some areas with reallocation and realignment in others. “The United Nations faces increasing demands for its services,” Mr. Ban said. “As Chief Administrative Officer, I am committed to management reform and to greater transparency, accountability and efficiency.”To that end, Mr. Ban highlighted the continuing costs of implementing a new information and communications technology (ICT) system to help the world body better plan and manage its resources, personnel needs and reporting process. He also drew attention to the expense of training related to International Public Sector Accounting Standards. Mr. Ban noted that resources have also been allocated to ensure that staff have the skills necessary to meet the evolving needs of the Organization. “In order to achieve the goals of the Secretariat-wide ICT Strategy, there is an urgent need to create a budgeting environment in which major ICT projects are considered strategic and different from recurring operational expenses. “Without this kind of ‘capital’ budgeting arrangement for ICT, it will be impossible to overcome systemic under-investment in ICT, which has seen the Secretariat fall far behind other organizations in overall effectiveness and efficiency,” said Mr. Ban.A strengthened and unified security management system is among a number of significant expenditures likely to be presented in separate report to the General Assembly. “My proposals will enable us to strengthen security for our staff, their dependents and UN premises,” said Mr. Ban, urging Member States to consider these proposals favourably. “After all, our people are your people.” 29 October 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today proposed a budget of just over $5 billion to cover the work of the United Nations Secretariat for the next two years, telling a General Assembly committee that only a slight increase over the budget is needed despite increased demands for the UN’s services.
TORONTO — The Ontario government posted a $991-million deficit last year — and said Thursday it had beat its 2016 projections by $3.3 billion.But the province’s auditor general says the Liberal government is “significantly understating” its deficit, which she pegs at $1.4 billion.Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa and Treasury Board President Liz Sandals made the announcement Thursday as they released the province’s 2016-2017 public accounts.The government attributes the results to billions of increased revenue, a cut in program spending, and smaller interest costs to service the province’s debt.In 2016, Ontario’s auditor general Bonnie Lysyk questioned the province’s decision to include a pair of public pensions — the Ontario Public Service Employee’s Union Pension Plan and the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan — as assets on its balance sheet. As a result, she has offered a “qualified” opinion on the financial statements two years in a row.Sandals maintains the government is following established accounting practices and people don’t care about the on-going squabble.“The public wants to know, are you managing your deficit?” she said. “Is your deficit getting smaller? Are you going to balance the budget this year? Quite frankly, I don’t think the public is terribly hung up on accounting disagreements.”Sousa says the province will balance its budget ahead of next spring’s provincial election.“Ontario remains committed, and on track to, balance the budget in 2017-2018,” Sousa said. “We’re restoring balance through targeted, measured, and fiscally responsible decisions, managing program spending and fostering job creation and economic growth.”Lysyk disputes the government’s figures and says “the statements were not prepared following Canadian Public Sector Accounting Standards.”“The legislature and all Ontarians must be able to rely on the province’s consolidated financial statements to fairly report the fiscal results for the year,” she said in a statement. “This year they cannot do so.”By law, the auditor general must review the province’s financial statements each year and given an opinion as to whether they “fairly and accurately reflect” Ontario’s finances. When the auditor issues a qualified opinion she believes the statements are “significantly misstated,” a statement from her office said.Conservative finance critic Vic Fedeli says it is clear that the provincial debt is “out of control.”He said in a statement Thursday that the Liberals are thumbing their nose at the legislature’s independent experts and presenting their own version of the province’s public accounts.
“We decided that much has to be done to reunite a temporarily fragmented Sri Lanka. We discussed that the events that happened one month ago and also last week are not representative of the people we are, as Sri Lankans. We decided that we will ask the business community to take a pledge that we will work towards the goal of uniting our people and that we will thereby inspire everyone in this country to do the same,” she said. The oath was also to be taken during the course of the day, at other Corporate offices around the country.The Pledge states: ACCEPTING that the Business community has a role to play in confirming that commitment and playing a proactive role in peace building WE, AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY TAKE THIS PLEDGE TODAY TO WORK TOWARDS A UNITED SRI LANKA. We members of the Business community, hereby pledge –to work towards building a united Sri Lanka in which our people can live and work together in unity, in peace and in harmony, irrespective of differences in religion and ethnicity;to acknowledge the diversity within us and treat each other with respect at work and in the community.We will, together forge a true Sri Lankan identity and thereby restore Sri Lanka as a peaceful nation. (Colombo Gazette) WHEREAS recent events that occurred in Sri Lanka have caused peace loving Sri Lankans to take serious note of a possible threat to its unity;BELIEVING that a vast majority of Sri Lankans stand for unity, peace and harmony and that our country can continue as a safe nation for all, with commitment to that cause by all peace loving people The pledge today was taken in all three languages by over 300 corporates who assembled for that purpose at the Atrium of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. Sri Lanka’s private sector today took a pledge for unity and decided to work towards the goal of uniting the people and thereby inspire everyone in Sri Lanka to do the same.Mrs. Dhara Wijayatilake, CEO of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said that last Thursday, a group of nine Chambers met to discuss the present situation in the country.
Prafullachandra Bhagwati of India said the just-concluded session – the expert panel’s 74th – marked the first time it that had disposed of so many communications, making it the most productive in history. Only five communications, of the original 29, awaited consideration during the July session. The 18-member expert panel monitors compliance by States with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and reviews individual communications submitted under its First Optional Protocol.During this session, the Committee considered the reports of Hungary, Sweden and Georgia, with each government sending a delegation to answer the panel’s questions relating to States’ obligations as parties to the Covenant. The Committee is slated to meet again from 8 to 26 July in Geneva to consider the reports of New Zealand, Yemen, Republic of Moldova, Gambia and Viet Nam.Adopted in 1966, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights affirms that all peoples have the right to self-determination as well as the right to life, liberty and security of person. It prohibits torture, cruel or degrading treatment or punishment, and the arbitrary deprivation of life. The Covenant also provides, among other protections, for freedom of movement, freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and freedom of expression.The treaty’s First Optional Protocol provides for the confidential consideration of communications from individuals who claim to be victims of a violation of any of the rights proclaimed in the Covenant.
In a report released on Thursday, Children, HIV and AIDS: The World in 2030, current trends indicate AIDS-related deaths and new infections are slowing, but the downward trajectory is not happening fast enough.“The report makes it clear, without the shadow of a doubt, that the world is off track when it comes to ending AIDS among children and adolescents by 2030,” said UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore, The end of AIDS is an ambitious goal envisioned by the UN agency coalition established to tackle the epidemic, known as the UNAIDS, Fast-Track strategy.More than half of those children known to be dying of AIDS won’t reach the age of five, the report reveals.Prevention and infection treatment efforts, Ms. Fore noted, are still missing the mark, specifically when it comes to “HIV transmission from mothers to babies,” she said. “Programmes to treat the virus and prevent it from spreading among older children are nowhere near where they should be,” she added.We can’t win the fight against HIV if we don’t accelerate progress in preventing transmission to the next generation.–UNICEF chiefThe number of mother-to-child infections have fallen by around 40 percent in the last eight years, but girls still account for two-thirds of all adolescent HIV infections, and rates of infection among older children are the slowest to decline, according to current data.Furthermore, the report cites a global target reduction in the number of HIV-infected children by 2030 to 1.4 million, while the projected number today of 1.9 million, shows that the world is off-track by around 500,000.Currently, 3 million persons 19 years and younger, are infected with HIV worldwide.Two million new infections could be averted by 2030, if global targets are met—this means providing adequate access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services, and testing and diagnoses.The major shortfalls show slow progress in prevention among the young, and a failure to address the key drivers of the epidemic. Many infected children and adolescents are unaware of their illness, and even when tested HIV-positive, rarely adhere to proper treatment.The UNICEF vision for an AIDS-free generation entails upscaling family-centered testing to help identify children living with HIV who have not been diagnosed, and greater use of digital platforms to improve education when it comes to HIV and AIDS contraction and prevention. “We can’t win the fight against HIV if we don’t accelerate progress in preventing transmission to the next generation,” said Fore.
The couple pictured together at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2015Credit:David M Benett/Getty Images Europe ENB dancers have also complained of feeling bullied into working while injured. But Rojo said: “We couldn’t recognise our company in that description. People had left, yes, but we felt it was explicable because a lot of change had been going on. We didn’t feel it was unnatural, that there was anything to be concerned about.”Rojo was appointed artistic director in 2012 after 12 years as a Principal at The Royal Ballet, and continue to perform as Lead Principal. She trained in her native Spain. Hernández, from Mexico, was previously with the San Francisco Ballet and Dutch National Ballet. Rojo said she had not ruled out marriage or children with Hernández and, when asked how she felt about the age gap, replied: “Lucky. He makes me feel lucky. He’s amazing. I highly recommend it.”She added: “In many ways he’s more grown up than me. In a strange way he felt perfect, like a good relationship should feel. The age gap doesn’t seem to be in our relationship, other than being in a positive way.” Her comments are unlikely to quell dissent at the company.The Ballet Position website quoted anonymous dancers who said Hernández had become “cocky” about his status, turning up late for classes. Fellow dancers fear he acts as a “second pair of eyes ready to report back” to Rojo. “It makes people feel very uncomfortable and stops dancers talking freely among themselves,” it was claimed.Rojo said she was taken aback by the criticism. In an interview with the Evening Standard, she said: “All I can say that we’ve always been honest and I hoped there was no animosity towards us.” He was 14 when he first met Rojo at a gala in Mexico. “Of course I was always dreaming that maybe one day I would be able to dance a full-length ballet in London with her,” he said shortly after joining ENB in 2015.A year later he said: “It’s important to be in a place where the director has your best interest at heart. Many now understand that what’s best for the dancers is also good for the company. It’s convenient for them to have happy dancers.“I feel that Tamara is giving me the opportunity to be the best dancer I can be.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. It is the romance that has shaken English National Ballet: Tamara Rojo, the artistic director, dating a dancer 16 years her junior.But Rojo has defended her relationship with Isaac Hernández, the dashing lead principal, and declared that she can “highly recommend” taking up with a younger man.Last month, it was reported that the company has lost a third of its dancers in two years. Alongside allegations of bullying and harassment, there were complaints that the relationship between Rojo, 43, and Hernandez, 27, was a conflict of interest that had “changed the dynamics of the company, and not for the better”.In her first interview about the row, Rojo, dismissed the criticism and said she had given Hernández no special treatment.“He has won all the awards you can possibly win, so there was nowhere I could promote him,” she said, pointing out that he was a “fully fledged star” before arriving at ENB. “There is not even a possibility of conflict.” Rojo and Hernandez rehearsing for their performance of Carmen in 2016Credit:John Nguyen/JNVisuals
The Mosaic Company has acquired the US Army Corps of Engineers 404 permit for its Ona phosphate project in Hardee County, Florida. This was the final remaining permit for the project and secures 160.2 million tons, or 145.33 Mt (metric), of phosphate rock for future mining, the company said.The overall project covers 22,483 acres (9,099 ha) with 16,778 acres of land permitted for mining.“The western extent of the project will extend the life of Mosaic’s Four Corners mine by 14 years, while the eastern extent will provide mining for future decades at the South Pasture mine once production resumes at that facility,” the company said.Mosaic President and CEO, Joc O’Rourke, said: “This important project helps secure the continued operation of our Florida manufacturing facilities. It will deliver tremendous value to the local community, our employees and our investors well into the future.”Permitting efforts for the Ona project began in 2011. Mining permits from the State of Florida were issued in 2015 and local government permits were secured in July 2018.Fluor completed the front-end engineering and design scopes for the Ona project, which includes an expansion of the existing South Pasture beneficiation plant, an extension of the life of the existing Four Corners beneficiation plant, and installation of a 24 km mining access/pipeline corridor.Late last month, Mosaic reached a major milestone in the development of its multi-year mine project at Esterhazy K3, in Saskatchewan, Canada, with the commissioning of the production hoist and sending of the first bucket of potash on the overland conveyor to the Esterhazy K2 mill.The commissioning of the K3 production hoist, which will move 60-ton skips, takes the company one step closer to mitigating Esterhazy’s brine inflow costs and risk, it said. K3 is expected to reach full operational capacity by 2024.
Aussie shares went backwards in 2011 and superannuation mostly lost ground – so what should people be investing in this year? I suggest a serious look at investing in property and renting it out to tenants. There are several reasons for this outlook, including soft house prices, strong rental demand and good total return. One of the first rules of buying property is that you must not over pay and with property prices having dropped between 3-4 per cent in 2011, it’s seems like a good time to find a bargain. Housing affordability is also attractive for investors right now. Disposable household incomes grew about six per cent in the year to September 2011 while dwelling values declined by a total of 3.3 per cent since May 2010, according to RP Data-Rismark research. Rental demand is also looking good for investors: weekly rents across the capital cities rose 1.0 per cent over the December 2011 quarter and are 6.3 per cent higher than at the same time last year. This means rental demand is exceeding supply, which is good for landlords. If you feel you can buy cheaply in the current property market, and you can take advantage of the strong rental demand, then you have to think about your total return. In the current environment, the return enjoyed by property investors around Australia has averaged 1.0 per cent over 2011, much better than the losses experienced in Aussie shares. The average capital city apartment is now offering a gross rental return of 5.1 per cent. And that’s with a relatively flat property market – if you build future capital growth into your calculations, total returns are likely to be stronger in the next few years. I believe this is a good scenario for property investors right now, but I advise potential landlords to hold out for a property that is in a sought after area, close to shops, transport and schools. It’s no point having a rental property that you can afford when no one wants to pay to live in it. As a final hint to first time property investors, I would urge you to take professional advice before entering into this: consult a solicitor or accountant about your tax position as a landlord, use an insurance broker to get the right insurances, and spend some time finding the right property management company. It’s a good time to be a landlord, but only if you do it properly. * Mark Bouris is the Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road, a financial services company offering home loans, financial planning, accounting & tax and insurance. Email Mark on firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries you may have or check www.ybr.com.au for your nearest branch. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Paul Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Becky Lynch will be defending the Smackdown Women’s Championship this Tuesday night on Smackdown Live from Indianapolis, Indiana.It was announced at Saturday’s Super Show-Down event in Melbourne, Australia that because of how her title defense ended against Charlotte Flair, Smackdown Live GM Paige has ordered she defend her title in a rematch against Charlotte on Tuesday.If you missed it, Lynch used her Smackdown Women’s Championship to cause a disqualification ending to her title defense against Charlotte on Saturday. Charlotte had a Figure Four locked in and was ready to bridge into her Figure Eight when Lynch reached back and hit Charlotte with her championship to retain. WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte
Marko Arnatouvic continued his fine form in a West Ham jersey as his brace helped to secure a 2-2 draw against Preston North End in a pre-season friendly.The Hammers have spent close to £100million on signings since Manuel Pellegrini was appointed the manager in May, but it was last summer’s big buy Marko Arnautovic who made headlines at Deepdale.The £20m capture from Stoke has been linked with a big move to Manchester United. But performances like this would only increase the admiration for the maverick forward whose finishing prowess keeps improving.2️⃣ goals from Arnie, but it ends all square at Deepdale. pic.twitter.com/jG0nvpM9NC— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) July 21, 2018The burly striker struck twice before the interval with goals which deserved a bigger stage than a pre-season friendly against Preston.English Premier League flops of the week Taimoor Khan – August 25, 2019 The third round of English Premier League football is pretty much over and we need to take a look at players and coaches who…Jack Wilshere enjoyed a 45 minute run out on his debut since he swapped life at Arsenal for London’s East End and looked neat and tidy.Pellegrini selected four of his new boys, £25m former Toulouse defender Issa Diop plus his free transfers Fredericks and Jack Wilshere in addition to Ukrainian forward Yarmolenko.But the 1,000 travelling Hammers fans lapped it up as first after just seven minutes the 29-year-old striker took advantage of quick thinking by skipper Mark Noble to control a free-kick and bury his fierce shot past stunned Preston keeper Chris Maxwell.Great to finally see @JackWilshere in Claret & Blue… pic.twitter.com/9YdoaE20Pu— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) July 21, 2018
Related Items:jamaica, jamaica information service, kingston, television department Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Recommended for you Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, March 17 (JIS):The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) is to receive an increased budgetary allocation of $170.6 million for capital expenditure in the 2015/2016 Budget to relocate the Television Department to premises at 5-9 South Odeon Avenue in Kingston.“The Television Department can no longer be accommodated at the premises at Caenwood Centre, Arnold Road, which is owned by the Ministry of Education,” said Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, Minister with responsibility for Information, under whose portfolio the JIS falls.“The Ministry of Education requires the property because they are relocating their agencies to the building which is occupied by JIS TV,” the Minister explained.The relocation matter was discussed at the meeting of the Standing Finance Committee on March 3 and was supported by Opposition Spokesperson for Information, Ms. Olivia Grange, who mentioned that the TV Department’s move was long overdue.A total allocation of $522.2 million is in the 2015/16 Budget, of which the JIS is required to earn $3.2 million more than last year to support its operations, bringing the projected earnings to $65.6 million.
Authorities of a Zajira school have ordered an investigation after one of its teacher was accused of forcing more than two dozen students to drink sewer water as a punishment, officials said Monday.Parents lodged a complaint against Shahnaz Parvin, the teacher from Jajira south of Dhaka, after several students fell ill.Zajira’s government administrator, Rahela Rahmatullah, said an investigation was underway into allegations 28 children had been force-fed drain water.“We will take necessary legal steps if she is found to have breached rules,” she told AFP.The 25-year-old teacher denied forcing the children to drink the water, saying she was only trying to scare them after they failed to prepare for class.Administrators at Gangaprasad Primary School described the teacher’s actions as “reprehensible” and said they would await the outcome of the investigation.“Even scaring little children like that was absolutely inappropriate,” said Jajira education official Hafizur Rahman.Students described being sick after Parvin passed around a jug of filthy water for them to drink.“My teacher asked me to fetch a jug of water from the sewer. And then she fed it to the rest of the class,” one unidentified student told a daily newspaper.The news has caused outrage in Bangladesh, where corporal punishment in schools was officially banned in 2010.But beatings and other punishments are regularly meted out and rights groups often raise instances of abuse.
Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch Part of me is afraid we’re never going to get another game on Nintendo Switch quite as great as launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But that’s only because Nintendo’s open-world reinvention of its staple franchise is so lovely, creative, elegant, exploratory, and just plain magnificent. It’s the best Switch game, the best game of this nebulous generation, and the best Zelda game.However, Breath of the Wild is also a very different kind of Zelda with its sheer openness and experimentation replacing the crafted bespoke adventures of past games. And there’s something to be said for those old styles of Zelda, too, even if they did begin to wear out their welcome. Fortunately, Zelda has been just so influential that other great games have used those old templates for their jumping off points. And Okami and Minit, two very contrasting takes on what are still ultimately Zelda formulas, have just arrived on Switch now that you’ve surely exhausted all Breath of the Wild has to offer.Okami on Switch is the HD port that also landed on other modern console a few months ago. It’s got some nifty Switch specific bonuses like touch screen and motion controls (reminiscent of Okamiden on Nintendo DS and the Okami Wii port, respectively). But at its core this is a prettier version of the 2006 Capcom PlayStation 2 classic from the folks who would later start Bayonetta studio Platinum Games.AdChoices广告And Okami is a beautifully, lovingly made new creation painted on top of a blank Zelda canvas. As the wolf sun goddess Amaterasu you venture across ancient Japan ridding the land of the demon curse. Often times this involves typical Zelda action-adventure gameplay like solving environmental puzzles in huge dungeons, interacting with NPCs in the lush overworld, and wailing on enemies in basic but satisfying combat. Even the signature hook of painting with the Celestial Brush to change the real world feels like a particular magical Zelda item. Instead of throwing bombs just draw them.But Okami never feels like a clone if only because of the sheer craft and creativity on display. The living painting Japanese art style is as stunning as anything in The Wind Waker, especially now in HD. If anything the abstract design just makes the world feel that much more real and lived in, like you can see the hand of the old-world artists telling this fairy tale. The lengthy plot itself is a little too chatty and has about three false climaxes. But the themes of renewal and faith adds a warming spiritual element to what would’ve just been a stirring adventure. Playing it portably does even more to blend the epic and the intimate. The ending song “Reset” still gets me.Okami is definitely a riff on the huge, sprawling 3D Zelda adventure. Ocarina of Time and its direct descendants basically. But that’s not the only valid take on Zelda. Plenty of people first fell in love with the series when it was a modest top-down 2D franchise about exploring caves. Fortunately, tons of indie games are carrying on that tradition as well, and Minit (now on Switch) is one of the most inventive examples.Minit starts out like an old Zelda, and we mean really old given the monochrome color and basic pixel graphics. It’s got major Link’s Awakening vibes with the modest scope and offbeat humor. But once you get your sword everything gets flipped turned upside down. You see, Minit actually means “minute” as in you only have one minute in the world before you die. And as you can imagine, this changes your entire approach to a game genre known for lengthy, persistent adventures.Fortunately, death doesn’t bring progress to a screeching halt, What do you think this is, a roguelike? Items and currency collected carry over. Completed quests stay complete. And as you find new safe houses to respawn in, you can get a head start in that area. But really your progress comes from your increasing understanding on the world, finishing crab puzzles more quickly and finding better routes through snake mazes. One of the most crucial items is a pair of sneakers that just lets you run faster and get more done in those unblinking sixty seconds..One of the most intimidating parts of Zelda games, even 2D ones, is the sense that you’re lost and don’t know what to do next because there are so many options for where to go next. Minit’s brilliant solution to this is using runs to get players to focus on what you can accomplish in the time frame. You feel good when you succeed and don’t sweat the stuff you have to put off until later anyway. Progress is always in sight and it’s thrilling. Paradoxically, you just have to slow down and take it one minute at a time.Okami and Minit just add to growing list of great Zelda experiences on Nintendo Switch, which also includes games like Oceanhorn and Blossom Tales. Nothing is taking the crown from Breath of the Wild any time soon, but it is nice to have a big royal family.For more on the Nintendo Switch here’s everything you need to know along with some games to play before Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.Buy it now!OkamiNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target
Author Bio Henry T. Casey, by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisement And on top of that, the M5 Lite’s cameras feature distance sensors and posture detection, so it can teach your child to hold its bright screen at a distance (9.8 inches, or further, away). There’s also a blue light filter, so that the screen isn’t as harsh on their eyes, as well as a feature dubbed Enhanced Eye-comfort Mode.The M5 Lite’s screen is certainly no slouch, though, as the Avengers: Endgame trailer looked solid on it during my hands-on time. Those wellness features were also active, and immediately shamed me into straightening up and sitting further away.Another pro in favor of the M5 Lite over the iPad is that it includes a stylus, the M Pen Lite, inside the box. That’s a lot better than spending $99 on the Apple Pen (or $129 on the 2nd Gen Apple Pen).The M5 Lite’s design borders on elegant, with its metal Space Gray chassis with diamond-cut edges. Its back panel features a sandblasted finish. The tablet’s screen features ClariVu 5.0 enhancement technology, while its quad-speaker setup is certified by the audio specialists at Harmon Kardon.The slate runs on a Kirin 659 processor, packs 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM. It also features a USB Type-C port for quick charging, as well as a microSD slot for memory expansion (up to 256GB) and a headphone jack because not everyone has jumped to Bluetooth headsets yet (it also offers Bluetooth).In terms of skinning, the MediaPad M5 Lite runs Huawei’s EMUI 8.0 interface, which kids will probably be OK with (though Android purists might resist).Sure, families could just get a cheaper Amazon Fire Kids tablet, and many do. But the MediaPad looks to blend the premium quality of an iPad with the family-friendly features of Amazon’s tablets. We can’t wait to test it.Credit: Laptop Mag Size9.6 x 6.4 x 0.3 inches While Apple’s premium-quality iPad is a family friendly device that everyone can understand, it still doesn’t offer individual user accounts. This is where Huawei is stepping in with the MediaPad M5 Lite, a 10.1-inch Full HD tablet arriving in late January that features multiple users and a kids mode. Oh, and at $299, it’s $30 cheaper than the iPad. Once families set up the MediaPad M5 Lite, they’ll use its fingerprint sensor to sign right into their own accounts. That means kids get access to the Kid’s Corner: a bright, friendly interface featuring the parental controls, including time limits, that parents rely upon.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/huawei-mediapad-m5-lite-price-specs?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite Specs OSAndroid 8.0 with EMUI 8.0 Memory32GB Price $299 Battery Life (Estimated)13 hours of video playback Weight1.05 pounds Display10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200-pixels Processor Octa-core Kirin 659 Henry T. Casey, on Special FeaturesM-Pen Lite included Storage3GB Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. PortsUSB Type-C, microSD reader
Videos | Digital Radiography (DR) | August 03, 2018 VIDEO: AHRA Regulatory Update Part 2: CR to DR Transition Sheila Sferrella, president of Regents Health Resources and Bill Finerfrock, president of Capitol Associates, discuss read more News | September 09, 2008 Two New Fuji CRs Target Private Practices The FDR Go’s user-friendly platform helps to make the technologist’s job easier and improves the patient’s experience. Edward Hospital & Health Services is a full-service, regional healthcare provider offering sophisticated medical specialties, located in west suburban Chicago. Sponsored Content | Whitepapers | Remote Viewing Systems | September 28, 2015 White Paper: DRX Plus Detectors: Going from Good to Great The company that introduced the world’s first wireless, cassette-sized DR detector does it again. read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | April 09, 2015 Agfa HealthCare and Hitachi Medical Systems America Partner in U.S. Market Agfa HealthCare announced that it has entered into a sales and marketing agreement with Hitachi Medical Systems America… read more Feature | RSNA 2016 | February 01, 2017 | By Greg Freiherr RSNA 2016 Predicts the Future of Value Imaging There are plenty of uncertainties surrounding medical practice in this country. But, if the Radiological Society of… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Digital Radiography (DR) | September 08, 2017 | By Ryan Garland, MHA, BS, RT (R) An Effective Approach to X-ray Equipment Upgrade Edward Hospital & Health Services is a full-service, regional healthcare provider offering sophisticated medical… read more September 9, 2008 – Two new FUJIFILM Computed Radiography (FCR) systems – FCR XL-2 and FCR XC-2 – are customized to meet the imaging needs of private practices, including orthopedic, chiropractic, internal medicine and urgent care facilities, and are now available. Both systems include enhancements to the previous generation of Fujifilm’s digital x-ray systems, delivering superior image quality and enhanced throughput in a compact design, making them ideal for any private practice.Known for their user-friendly interface, the FCR XL-2 and FCR XC-2 are full-featured computed radiography systems that take up only 2.41 square feet of floor space, so they can easily fit in areas with limited physical space like small exam rooms or even under countertops. They both also come standard with a wide range of customized anatomical menus to select from to address the unique imaging needs of the specialty practice. Exams can be completed both swiftly and with extraordinary image quality for diagnostic confidence.The FCR XL-2 is designed for practices where higher volume imaging is demanded. It offers 50-micron resolution (10 line pair/mm), which is reportedly among the highest resolution modes available today in a single plate CR reader. The FCR XC-2, with throughput speeds 20 percent faster than its predecessor, produces up to 72 images per hour, making it optimal for areas with variable workflow needs but big image quality demands, according to the manufacturer. 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The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. July 29, 2014 —IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA) presented its Proteus ONE and Ambient Experience designed with Philips at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) from July 20-24, 2014 in Austin, Texas.IBA held a Proton Therapy Symposium at AAPM July 22 to present the advantages of Proteus ONE and show how it enhances IMPT accuracy with advanced image guidance, while also offering a soothing patient experience through its clinically optimized design, the Red Dot Best of the Best award-winning Ambient Experience.Working with clinicians and nurses in the development of proton therapy worldwide over the last 25 years has led the IBA team to understand that successful treatment does not only depend on proton beam physics. Proteus ONE has been designed to enhance patient experience and to facilitate medical staff’s daily practice at the same time.Based on insights from patient groups, healthcare staff and experts, Philips and IBA have managed to develop a solution that improves the overall patient and staff experience, turning a cold, impersonal environment into a comforting and reassuring one. Designed for Proteus ONE, integrating technology, spatial design and workflow improvements to create comfortable, stress-reducing environments, the Ambient Experience has been awarded the “International Red Dot Best of the Best Award 2014” for its contribution to patient well being.For more information: www.iba-worldwide.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 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 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 | July 29, 2014 IBA Shows Proteus ONE With Ambient Experience To Calm Patients 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 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 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 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 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 | 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 more
Share July 19, 2013 425 Views in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Genworth’s “”U.S. Mortgage Insurance””:http://mortgageinsurance.genworth.com/ (USMI) unit has been recognized by the “”National Association of Federal Credit Unions””:http://www.nafcu.org/default.aspx (NAFCU) for its efforts to educate companies on mortgage origination practices.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]NAFCU Services Corporation awarded USMI with its 2013 Innovation Award for its Genworth Mortgage Insurance Learning Series (GMILS), a series of webinars for credit union executives that provides a comprehensive look at topics related to mortgage origination. USMI has hosted five “”webinars””:http://www.nafcu.org/genworth/ so far in 2013, attracting more than 1,400 credit union professionals.””Our customers consistently tell us that they value the training we provide, and that it helps them improve their skill levels and enhance their operational efficiency,”” said Geriel Thornburg May, director of customer experience and market segmentation for USMI.””The willingness of Genworth to provide cutting edge educational content delivered online makes it as easy as possible for mortgage professionals to get the latest information and best practices, and certainly differentiates them from other mortgage insurance providers,”” said David Frankil, president of NAFCU Services Corporation. Genworth USMI Recognized for Educational Webinar Series Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Credit Unions Genworth Mortgage Insurance Corp. Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-07-19 Tory Barringer
Flying high this week… RelatedCabin Crew Interview: life of a flight attendantCabin Crew Interview: life of a flight attendantAer Lingus luggage rules explained: how to maximise your cabin baggage allowanceHow many cabin bags can you take on an Aer Lingus flight? What’s the airline’s hold luggage allowance? Don’t get caught out, check our complete guide to Aer Lingus baggage restrictions, plus our best tips on how to make the most of your baggage allowance.Falcon found on plane – the strangest things left on board revealedFrom underwear to onions, parrots to marriage proposals, our latest survey reveals the most bizarre items found by cabin crew. Kung Fu cabin crewNext time you fly Hong Kong Airlines be sure to be perfectly polite to the cabin crew. In a bid to help their staff deal with unruly passengers, the crew are being trained in the art of Wing Chun kung fu! Apparently the martial art is ideal for small confined spaces, so don’t start whinging or you might get wing chunned! You have been warned. Oddest ever check-in itemsVirgin Atlantic have just revealed the strangest items that passengers have ever tried to check in. Amongst the list were the following oddities: a dead cow wrapped in plastic, a bath tub and bag full of Caribbean sand – a souvenir for a couple who had fallen in love there.Superhero stewardess uniformDelta Air Lines have commissioned artist Nancy Judd to create a superhero stewardess uniform made entirely from bits of Delta Air Lines scrap, including leather seat covers, plane tickets and an old Delta blanket.Weirdest wedding souvenirsWith Royal Wedding hype reaching fever pitch, companies all over the world are trying to cash in on Will and Kate’s big day. From condoms to cupcakes, DIY dolls to dishcloths – it seems no product is safe from the Royal Wedding treatment. See more here.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map