New iPhone XI renders show new design: Massive camera bump with three large cameras

first_imgNew iPhone XI renders show new design: Massive camera bump with three large camerasA recently released set of iPhone XI and iPhone XI Max show a massive camera bump with three large cameras.advertisement Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiApril 27, 2019UPDATED: April 30, 2019 10:04 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe iPhone XI will have coloured camera bumps on the coloured models.The camera lenses will be massive as well.The third camera is expected to be a wide-angle sensor.It will be five months before Apple launches the next generation iPhone models for the market. The rumours and speculations have given us an idea that Apple will release three new models in 2019 all of them as the successors to the 2018 models. Two of the models will sport OLED panels while the third model will come with Liquid Retina LCD display. A few renders were also released to show a triple camera setup on the new models. Now, another set of highly detailed renders have been released, reconfirming most of the known details, except for one major change.OnLeaks and CashKaro have released high resolution renders of the next generation iPhone XI and iPhone XI Max. While they look similar to previously released renders, the latest set changes one major aspect of the design the camera bump. The previous renders showed a massive camera bump containing three camera lenses. However, the camera bump was blacked out, similar to the dual camera bumps on the current generation iPhone XS.The new renders show that the iPhone XI will have coloured camera bumps on the coloured models. The white variant will have the camera bump painted in white while the black variant will have it painted in glossy black. The camera lenses will be massive as well, which means that the next generation iPhones will have vastly improved camera tech under the hood. Rest of the design is pretty similar to what we have seen so far. The stainless steel frame will remain and so will glass rear panel. The front of the smartphone will resemble the present generation iPhone models narrow-bezel display with edge-to-edge screens and the big notch holding the FaceID system.advertisementThe squarish camera bump design isn’t new in the world of smartphones. Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro also sports a triple camera setup designed in a similar way. However, Huawei put the cameras in the centre, thereby making it gel well with the rest of the smartphone. The iPhone’s implementation isn’t balanced and is controversial some may like while some may want to avoid it.That said, it’s still too early to believe the rumours. Hence, you shouldn’t take these renders seriously. Rumours have suggested that Apple will indeed go for a triple camera setup on the iPhone XI and iPhone XI Max. The successor to the iPhone XR will get the dual camera system. The additional camera that the new iPhones are expected to gain could be a wide-angle unit, which has been the norm in the industry lately.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow AppleFollow iPhoneFollow smartphoneslast_img read more

Alberta releases proposed legalized cannabis rules

first_imgCALGARY – Alberta is proposing to make 18 the minimum age to use cannabis when new laws liberalizing marijuana kick in next summer.But the province hasn’t decided yet on whether to sell cannabis through government-run stores or through private operators.Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley said Alberta residents will have just over three weeks to give feedback on the proposal and legislation will be introduced in the months ahead.Under Ganley’s proposed plan, the government would directly manage the wholesale distribution of cannabis. Cannabis also won’t be sold in any store that handles liquor, tobacco, or pharmaceutical drugs.The province says it will not allow online sales until it learns more about how to keep youth from getting cannabis through the internet.The government did not propose a tax rate but said it will continue to work with Ottawa to set a levy that is fair and will avoid pushing customers toward a black market.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has proposed a federal excise tax on cannabis, with the provinces and territories receiving half the revenue.The proposal would see each gram of pot subject to an excise tax of $1 on sales up to $10, and a 10 per cent tax on sales of more than $10.However, premiers say if the provinces are on the hook for the lion’s share of the cost of regulation and enforcement, they should get the bulk of the tax revenue.All provinces are consulting or rolling out details on cannabis after the federal government tabled legislation in the spring to legalize recreational use of marijuana.Ottawa has remained firm on a start date of July 1, 2018, despite pushback from provinces, territories and police organizations that it might be too ambitious given the complexity of regulations involved.Last month, Ontario announced it plans to set the minimum age at 19 and sell cannabis through government-run outlets. New Brunswick has said it will use a Crown corporation model, and a legislature committee has recommended the minimum age be set at 19.In Alberta, the minimum age of 18 was set to align with the age restriction on alcohol and tobacco use.It will keep the public possession limit for adults at 30 grams, about 40 joints, as suggested by Ottawa.There will be zero tolerance for youth possession. Anyone caught with five grams or less will get a ticket and have their parents told, and those who have more than five grams will be subject to Criminal Code penalties.Albertans will be allowed to grow four plants inside their homes, but not in their yards, for personal use.— By Dean Bennett in Edmontonlast_img read more

Beaver Lake Cree Nation battling oil giants

first_imgAPTN National NewsLess than two months after the chief of Beaver Lake Cree Nation filed a motion in Federal court to halt new oil and gas developments on their traditional territory, oil giants BP and Husky Energy announced a plan to do just that.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto has more on this story.last_img

Moroccan Amina Doumane Won Best Doctoral Thesis in France

Rabat – The Moroccan Amina Doumane, a postdoctoral researcher at Paris Diderot University, received the Gilles Kahn award for the best Ph.D. thesis for her research entitled “On the infinitary proof theory of logic with fixed points.” The award includes an honorarium of 1,500 euros.The 27-year-old performed the research, which ranked first among the theses in France, under the supervision of professors David Baelde and Alexis Saurin. “I have always been interested in the fundamentals of mathematics. To know if all that is true is demonstrable,” explained the young woman. Doumane also earned the DIM Math Innov laureate in 2014. “I sent my file through the [Paris Diderot University]. I was selected and I had a monthly scholarship of 1,700 euros for the duration of my thesis, that is to say three years, in addition to [a stipend] of 5,000 euros to buy the material needed,” said Doumane. read more

Court issues arrest warrant on JNP MP Weerakumara Dissanayake

The warrant was later withdrawn as Weerakumara Dissanayake appeared in court. The Colombo Magistrate’s Court today issued a warrant for the arrest of Jathika Nidahas Peramuna (JNP) Parliamentarian Weerakumara Dissanayake.The warrant was issued after the Parliamentarian failed to appear in court over an ongoing case.

Diplomatic community concerned over MR returning

The United States, United Kingdom and EU member countries are concerned the human rights situation in Sri Lanka will return to its dark days if Rajapaksa is allowed to return to power.Rajapaksa’s return to power could also see Sri Lanka once again lose the EU GSP plus trade concession in the event a Rajapaksa-led administration refuses to comply with the EU conventions related to human rights which the unity-Government followed in order to regain GSP plus. (Colombo Gazette) The concerns arise from steps taken by President Maithripala Sirisena to have talks with the joint opposition to form a United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Government. There are fears that if a UPFA Government is formed it will set the path for the return of Rajapaksa to power. The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by Rajapaksa, which won the Local Government (LG) elections last week, has already called for early Parliament elections.The SLPP has said it will support the President to bring the required amendments in Parliament to the 19th Amendment to allow the holding of early Parliament elections. The diplomatic community is concerned over the possibility of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa returning to power in the near future.Western diplomats are believed to have raised their concerns with the Government and among the diplomatic community. read more

Environmental protection moves closer to the people through new human rights agreement

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) will strengthen cooperation with OHCHR, as threats to individuals and communities defending their environmental and land rights intensify. Reports suggest that an average of more than three rights defenders were killed every week last year. We cannot ensure a life with dignity for all, if we cannot guarantee a healthy environment. Delighted to sign an agreement with @mbachelet to strengthen our collaboration with @UNHumanRights on environmental and human rights.— Inger Andersen (@andersen_inger) August 16, 2019 Although more than 150 countries have recognized the right to a health environment in their constitutions or legal frameworks, “significantly more work is needed” to inform policy makers, institutions and the public, say the leaders, both women, of the two UN bodies. “A healthy environment is vital to fulfilling our aspiration to ensure people everywhere live a life of dignity”, said UNEP Executive Director, Inger Andersen. “We must curb the emerging trend of intimidation and criminalisation of land and environmental defenders, and the use of anti-protest and anti-terrorism laws to criminalise the exercise of rights that should be constitutionally protected.” “UNEP and the UN Human Rights Office are committed to bringing environmental protection closer to the people by assisting state and non-state actors to promote, protect and respect environmental and human rights. In doing so, we will move towards a more sustainable and just planet,” she added. Human, environmental rights, need ‘stronger global partnerships’UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said: “Our planet is being recklessly destroyed, and we urgently need stronger global partnerships to take action to save it…We call on leaders and governments to recognise that climate change and environmental degradation severely undermine the human rights of their people, particularly those in vulnerable situations – including the generations of tomorrow.” A key part of the new protection agreement is to monitor threats to environmental human rights defenders more closely, develop better defenders’ networks, urge more effective accountability for perpetrators of violence and intimidation, and promote “meaningful and informed participation by defenders and civil society, in environmental decision-making.  Ms. Bachelet said every State needed to be encouraged “to develop and enforce national legal frameworks which uphold the clear linkages between a healthy environment and the ability to enjoy all other human rights, including the rights to health, water, food – and even the right to life…We also strongly encourage greater recognition that the actions and advocacy of environmental human rights defenders are deeply beneficial to all societies.” read more

Royals vs Orioles Tops Our List Of Comeback Clashes In League Championship

8. 1989 NLCS: San Francisco Giants (86.3) vs. Chicago Cubs (83.0); harmonic mean 84.6. The Cubs have appeared in the NLCS three times — in 1984, 1989 and 2003 — and all three of those cases appear on this list. However, the 1970s and 1980s, what gets factored into their 1989 WALT score, weren’t quite as bad as some other eras for the franchise. The Giants had reached the NLCS in 1987, but that had come after awful play in the early 1980s. 4. 1969 NLCS: New York Mets (104.5) vs. Atlanta Braves (75.1); harmonic mean 87.4. Before 1969, the Braves hadn’t made the postseason since 1958, when they did so in Milwaukee. But they had been a winning team for most of the 1960s — the high rank of this series is despite them rather than because of them. Instead it was the “miracle” Mets, who had averaged a record of 56-105 between their inaugural year in 1962 and 1968, who went on to win the NLCS and the World Series. The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals meet Friday night in Baltimore for Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, and they’re no strangers to the ALCS. The Orioles will be making their 10th ALCS appearance — only the New York Yankees (15 appearances) and the Oakland A’s (11) have made it more often. Kansas City will be appearing for the seventh time.But both franchises’ glory days came long ago. The Orioles last made the ALCS in 1997 and averaged a 73-89 record between 1998 and last season. The Royals last made the ALCS in 1985 and were respectable for the next few years, but Kansas City had an average record of 68-94 from 1996 to 2013.How unusual is it for two such moribund franchises to get their act together and meet in the League Championship Series?In baseball, there’s a precedent for pretty much everything — so there are some other examples like this, such as the Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians in 1995. Still, the Orioles-Royals series qualifies as being as underdog-y as any other since the ALCS and NLCS began in 1969.To identify cases in which two franchises with long losing track records met in the LCS, I took a weighted average of each team’s loss totals for the 20 seasons prior to the year it appeared in the championship series. We can call this figure WALT, for Weighted Average Loss Total. In calculating WALT, the most recent prior season is given a weight of 20, while a season from 20 years ago is given a weight of one. (Loss totals are prorated to a 162-game schedule.)Then I took the harmonic mean of the WALT score for the two teams to appear together in each LCS. The harmonic mean places more emphasis on the lower of the two values. What this means is that a series will rank higher if both teams have been bad, as in the case of the Orioles and Royals, rather than if one has been awful while the other has been OK.Here are the 10 most underdog-y championship series as rated by this measure:10. 2007 NLCS: Colorado Rockies (87.8 WALT) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (81.8 WALT); harmonic mean 84.4. The 2007 NLCS featured the novelty of two 1990s expansion teams facing each other. But the Diamondbacks had gotten off to a quick start, winning the World Series in 2001. The Rockies had struggled more, having reached the playoffs just once before 2007. 7. 2002 ALCS: Minnesota Twins (86.7) vs. Anaheim Angels (83.7); harmonic mean 85.2. The Twins won the World Series in 1987 and 1991, but they were terrible for most of the intervening seasons before making the playoffs again in 2002. The Angels had been following their usual Atlanta Hawks-esque pattern of being slightly below .500 and never making an impact in the playoffs. In fact, 2002 was their first postseason appearance since their classic series against the Red Sox in 1986. 2. 1984 NLCS: San Diego Padres (91.7) vs. Chicago Cubs (87.2); harmonic mean 89.4. This has been a painful list for Cubs fans. The ball that went through Leon Durham’s legs in the decisive fifth game of the 1984 NLCS is not remembered as well as a similar play by Bill Buckner in the 1986 World Series (or the Steve Bartman incident in 2003). But it was every bit as consequential; the error improved the Padres’ probability of winning the series by 20 percent — about as much as Buckner’s play did given that the Mets and Red Sox still had a seventh game to play. However, the Padres rank as the slightly worse team by WALT: 1984 was their first playoff appearance and just the second time they finished with a winning record. 2014 ALCS: Kansas City Royals (92.1) vs. Baltimore Orioles (87.7); harmonic mean 89.8. It’s almost certainly just a coincidence, but the other series on this list have given us more than their fair share of extraordinary moments. Here’s hoping the Orioles and Royals will give us a few more. 9. 1982 ALCS: California Angels (85.1) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (83.7); harmonic mean 84.4. The Angels had been mediocre rather than awful for most of the 1960s and 1970s; they’d reached the ALCS only once before (in 1979) but also never lost more than 95 games in a season. The Brewers were terrible from 1969 (when they began as the Seattle Pilots) to 1977 but were due for a breakthrough by 1982, having posted winning records in each year from 1978 to 1981. 6. 1991 NLCS: Atlanta Braves (91.0) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (81.0); harmonic mean 85.7. Atlanta and Pittsburgh would meet in the NLCS again in 1992, which is remembered for Francisco Cabrera’s walk-off single. But their 1991 series also went to seven games and featured four games decided by one run. It ranks slightly higher according to WALT since the Braves made the playoffs for just the second time since 1969 — and after having averaged 96 losses per season from 1985 through 1990. 5. 2003 NLCS: Florida Marlins (88.1) vs. Chicago Cubs (85.6); harmonic mean 86.8. Between 1909 and 2002, the Marlins and Cubs won only one World Series between them, and that went, in 1997, to Florida, who had come into existence as an expansion franchise only four years earlier. But the Marlins blew up their roster a year later and had a losing record for the next five seasons before winning the World Series again in 2003. The Cubs, meanwhile, missed their moment in 2003 in about the most painful way imaginable. But don’t worry, bleacher bums: Your team is going to win the World Series in 2015, according to “Back To the Future Part II.” 3. 1995 ALCS: Seattle Mariners (90.0) vs. Cleveland Indians (87.2); harmonic mean 88.6. If I were ranking the series subjectively instead of by a formula, this one would stand out along with Royals-Orioles. The 1995 ALCS fits the template of two notoriously terrible franchises hitting their stride at the same time. The Indians had a winning record just once from 1982 to 1993, and 1995 was their first postseason appearance since 1954. The Mariners had posted a winning record just twice in franchise history and had never made the playoffs before. read more

True strength How Londoners have been keeping calm and carrying on after

first_imgLondoners have been showing bravery and calm in the hours after the terror attack which rocked the city.People have been writing inspirational messages on Tube signs, opening their homes, offices and places of worship to those in need and giving out food and tea to emergency service workers.A sign at Oval said: “Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength. Evacuate? Well, OK. But this beer cost £6 a pint. I’m taking it with me. #LondonBridge— Andrew Brooks (@taxbod) June 4, 2017 The Telegraph’s Eleanor Steafel spotted supermarket workers near the scene in Borough handing out food to police officers.Two guys from Sainsbury’s on Borough High Street are going around with a pair of trolleys delivering food to police officers. Sainsbury’s staff are bringing sandwiches and snacks to the police #LondonBridge— Alice Ross (@aliceross_) June 4, 2017 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. And the local priest brings out tea #LondonBridge— Gawain Towler (@GawainTowler) June 4, 2017 On Saturday night, Sikhs opened their temples to those in need, offering food, shelter and help.Gurdwaras across London were available to those who affected by the attack. Others living in the area also offered their homes as refuge. The awkward moment after you say goodbye to someone and you both walk in the same direction. #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling— Sam (@sxmwillixms) June 4, 2017 Finding a free U2 album sitting unasked for in your iTunes library. #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling— Paul Sharp (@Petersbrooking) June 4, 2017center_img And this man made sure he didn’t spill his pint as he ran from terror. People who don’t respect correct tea strength etiquette #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling— Faith Crummack (@FaithCrummack) June 4, 2017 These are the gurdwara in near the incidents if anyone is need of shelter and food or can’t get to their hotel #LondonBridge #BoroughMarket— ਰੌਕੀ ਿਸੰਘ (@RockySingh) June 3, 2017 Writer JK Rowling and others  have hit out at The New York Times for claiming that the UK is “reeling” after the terror attacks in Manchester and London Bridge.Many have pointed out that London and the rest of the UK are mourning their dead but not “reeling” and that life is going on as usual.Some have said that to “reel” and create an atmosphere of fear is what the terrorists want and that to say British people are “cowed” or “reeling” is letting them win.Rowling tweeted. “The thugs who mowed down innocent people would love to think of the UK ‘reeling’ but it isn’t. Don’t confuse grief with lack of courage.”The hashtag #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling trended:  Someone standing ambiguously near the back of a queue, but not quite in it.#ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling— SadfaceOtter (@SadFaceOtter) June 4, 2017 Sunday 4th June Thought Of The Day From Oval & Clapham North Stations #LondonBridge #LondonIsOpen— Oval Tube Station (@Oval_station) June 4, 2017 “We’re not open until midday but we just wanted to give them some food because some of them have been working overnight,” one of them said.”We have told them they can use our canteen and toilets if they need to throughout the day.”A local priest gave out tea to police officers. People who stand to the left on the Tube escalator #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling— Olivia Solon (@oliviasolon) June 4, 2017last_img read more

Des décès suspects associés à lanticoagulant Pradaxa

first_imgDes décès “suspects” associés à l’anticoagulant PradaxaLundi, le laboratoire pharmaceutique Boehringer Ingelheim a annoncé qu’au moins 260 décès “suspects” par hémorragie étaient survenus chez des patients traités avec son anti-coagulant Pradaxa, destiné à prévenir les attaques cérébrales. “Depuis la première autorisation de Pradaxa en mars 2008 jusqu’au 31 octobre 2011 (…) le nombre total d’hémorragies suspectes a atteint 260”. C’est ce qu’a indiqué lundi le laboratoire pharmaceutique Boehringer Ingelheim qui commercialise cet anticoagulant. Utilisé aux Etats-Unis, au Canada, en Australie et en Europe, celui-ci est prescrit dans la prévention des accidents vasculaires cérébraux chez les patients souffrant de fibrillation auriculaire. À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Or, depuis plusieurs mois, le médicament suscite l’inquiétude du grand public quant à des effets secondaires potentiellement dangereux voire mortels. C’est ce qui a poussé, selon ses dires, le deuxième laboratoire pharmaceutique allemand à publier ses chiffres, ajoutant également : “80 cas ont été rapportés dans lesquels une grave hémorragie a été mêlée à d’autres causes de décès”.Néanmoins, malgré ce constat, le groupe Boehringer Ingelheim souligne que le risque d’hémorragie constaté est plus faible que celui prévu dans les études menées lors de la demande d’autorisation. Ce qui ne l’a pas empêché de modifier “tout récemment” la notice distribuée aux pharmaciens et médecins de l’Union européenne, pour tenir compte des facteurs de risque que sont “l’âge avancé, les insuffisances rénales, les antécédents hémorragiques ou la prise d’autres anticoagulants”, précise l’AFP.En France, le médicament n’est remboursé qu’en prévention des thromboses après l’installation d’une prothèse de hanche ou de genou, mais la Haute Autorité de santé ne lui trouve “pas d’avantage clinique démontré par rapport à l’énoxaparine” ou Lovenox, commercialisé par le laboratoire français Sanofi Aventis, dans cette indication, relève Le Le 15 novembre 2011 à 20:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

John Terry undergoing Spartak Moscow medical

first_img37-year-old John Terry has made the decision to keep playing and he’ll do it in an unlikely destination – Spartak Moscow.According to Gianluca Di Marzio via Daily Mirror John Terry is set to join Russian Spartak Moscow.#Calciomercato | #SpartakMosca, visite mediche ok per #Terry: in giornata la firma— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) September 8, 2018Aston Villa explains why they spent so much money on players Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Aston Villa’s chief executive, the team needed to spend £144.5 million on 12 players in order to stay competitive.The former Chelsea captain has been without a club since leaving Aston Villa and was contemplating retirement. However, based on recent developments, he has made up his mind to continue playing.Spartak Moscow lost their starting center back Samuel Gigot with a serious injury which will likely keep him out of the football terrains for the rest of the season. John Terry will come in and fill the void left by the injured Frenchman.The Russian team is undefeated in six games so far this season and sits in second place with four wins and two draws. Spartak Moscow qualified for the Europa League as well, where they’re in a group with Villarreal, Rapid Vienna and Rangers FC, which means an interesting meeting between Terry and Rangers’ manager Steven Gerrard is lurking on the horizon.last_img read more

Holiday Message from the LOO Hon Charles Washington Misick

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 28, 2016 –  “It is with profound pleasure that I bring holiday greetings to the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands on behalf of the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, and the Progressive National Party during this advent season and as we look forward to the New Year.” “This annual season gives us an opportunity like no other time to reflect and introspect.  Reflect on the events of the last twelve months and how it has shaped the lives of us all.  In that regard we have much to be thankful for as our beloved Turks and Caicos continues to prosper, and be peaceful albeit new concerns about increased crime. Introspective as we look-back over our own behavior and actions to discover consistencies and contradictions regarding our calling to ‘Love mercy and do justly’ and to walk in humility before our God. ““In the words of the great philosophers – ‘the unexamined life is not worth living’. As we examine our own lives let us extend charity in words and in deed and repent of the motives for the way we have judged others so that the spirit of goodwill to all men ushered in by the saviour will prevail.”“As we face a new year we will continue to experience triumphs and despair at the personal and national level for so goes the course of life.  Let us resolve to summon the courage to face these girded in the faith of our fathers pledging our commitment first to God and our loyalty to country above self and all others.”  “As some of you look forward to the promise of change I find the words of Shakespeare appropriate.” “This above all: to thine own self be trueAnd it must follow, as the night the dayThou canst not then be false to any man.”“May God’s blessings continue to be with us all during this season.” ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianewscenter_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting #MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Manchester City De Bryune cant stand losing games

first_imgManchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne says he can’t stand losing, either on the football pitch or playing a board game at home with his family.The Citizens host Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night, hoping to close in on Liverpool’s seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League standings.De Bruyne is expected to start the game against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side after an injury-blighted season which has seen him restricted him to just six league appearances.Pep Guardiola’s men are looking to become the first Premier League side to successfully defend the title since Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United team in 2009.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…City defeated Liverpool 2-1 in their last Premier League outing and will be hoping for another win when Wolves come visiting.De Bruyne was asked what motivates him, the Belgium international, replied, as quoted by the Independent:“Winning. I can’t stand to lose.”“Even at home, playing boards game with the missus, the son, whatever, I can’t lose against them. It’s just the way I am. It just drives me to keep going and to become probably the best I can be in football.”last_img read more

Homer City Council Votes Against Marijuana Establishments On The Spit

first_imgWhen Homer began drafting its regulations for commercial marijuana the spit was among the areas where the retail facilities were not allowed. According to Mayor Zak the council intends to revisit this proposal in the future. Currently the only areas in Homer were marijuana stores can operate are in the central business district, two general commercial districts and the East End district. According to Zak, the council agreed to give more time in order to determine what the sales and atmosphere is like in the areas where Homer currently allows establishments. Homer Mayor Bryan Zak: “There was pretty good testimony from the public on both sides of this issue, and the council had good discussions on both sides also. So, basically it came down to they mayor to make the final decision.”center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Homer City Council voted against allowing retail marijuana establishments on the spit at their council meeting on Monday, March 12. Zak: “Not saying no forever, but we are taking a slower approach, and not immediately open up the Homer spit to establishments.”-last_img read more

2015 Alaskan Wildfire Tally is Below Normal

first_imgDownload AudioSo far this year, about 78,000 acres have burned in 280 fires in Alaska. That may sound like a lot, but it’s actually below normal. That’s according to Pete Buist, a public information officer for the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center. Buist has worked on fires in Alaska and the rest of the country for 48 seasons.Buist says the fire season in the state usually unfolds in a predictable pattern.Lori: How does this season compare to other years in Alaska?  Pete: It’s early, actually closing in on mid-season. Year-to-date acres is 78,000, year-to date-number of fires is 280 –that’s fairly low compared to busy years, that’s fairly low. Early in the season, we have a lot of fires that are human caused fires and later in the season, lightening caused, that happens about now, it actually a little late this year. So we’re on the low side in terms of numbers of starts and numbers of acres.Lori: Is that surprising given how dry it is? Didn’t have a lot of snow last winter and dry spring, were you anticipating it would be worse by this time?Pete: At my age, I don’t anticipate, I wait and see what happens, however we have folks, it’s called the predictive services section, who do computer models and they had predicted a pretty busy season, not just in Alaska but through the Lower 48, so they had predicted a heavy season. That has not transpired so far, but interestingly, for example, this is very much the way 2004 started out which turned out to be our record year, with somewhere in the neighborhood of 7 million acres burning in Alaska alone.Lori: Are there signs we could be heading toward something similar?Pete: I don’t think so. We’re busy right now, we’re not as busy as we get, but we’re busy and the lightning season is coming on, we’re obviously going to get busier for a while, but despite the dire predictions, there’s really no way to accurately come up with what’s going to happen next week, much less what’s going to happen next month. And normally by a month from now, our fire season is pretty much over.Lori: What about the location of the fires? Are there more fires burning farther south this year?Pete: That is something that I’ve observed, that there is a little more activity in Southcentral Alaska, normally places like the Kenai and the Mat-Su, the fire danger is the greatest between breakup and green up and when we’ve got wind in the spring, that sort of thing, it’s very busy down there, this year that seems to have extended a bit farther into the season.Lori: How unusual is it to have several fires threatening primary structures?Pete: It’s fairly unusual in Alaska just because we don’t have that many built up areas. But certainly there is some pressure on the fire suppression agencies because of the fires that happen to be by built up areas.Lori: You have the perspective of a long tenure in fire work, working on fire information, based on what’s happening right now, how worried are you for the rest of the summer?Pete: As I say, by a month from now, normally we’re into more precipitation and lightning becomes less of a problem. I have no reason to think that won’t happen this year, but I suspect we’re going to have a busy two or three weeks before we get to that point.Lori: We saw burn bans coming out, being put in place just yesterday, which seems puzzling, in a dry spring and early summer like this, why isn’t most of the state under a burn ban already?Pete: Well, the conditions vary from one place to another and until we have a problem, we don’t like to restrict people. If it gets to the point where our initial attack resources are a little thin and we’re adamant that we don’t need any more new starts and we’ve got some lightning fires, we don’t like to tell people that you can’t burn or you can’t do this or that, people in Alaska are better than people in lots of places about not doing unsafe things, so we’d rather not restrict people but if it gets to the point we have to, we will.Lori: That’s an interesting point that people here seem to be more fire aware and make better decisions about making sure their campfires are out. Is that what you’re saying?Pete: That’s been my experience, we all do lots of camping, lots of fishing and we have campfires and know how to take care of them, but in any subset of the population, there’s that few percentage points of folks who are not that careful and they’re the ones that cause the problems.Lori: The Fourth of July is coming up, how concerned are you about fireworks this year?Pete: Obviously we don’t need any new starts when we’re as busy as we are. We always mount a small campaign to tell people to be careful about use of fireworks and I’m sure that will be the case again this year, particularly if we’re spread even more thin, we don’t need any new starts.Lori: We’ve heard that the sockeye fire has been determined to be human caused, but there’s no information yet, about what that may have been. Is there anything new that’s being discovered about pinpointing that?Pete: There’s investigators working on that and it will probably take a while. I used to be a fire investigator myself and you start with the full array of what it could be and you start eliminating things and what you’re left with would be the cause of the fire. So it’s not always, we think it’s this and here’s some evidence so we’ll call it that. You have to rule out the other things it could have been. So the first thing is, for example, if there’s no lightning in the area, chances are it wasn’t lightning, then when it comes down to human caused, there’s lots of ways that humans cause fires, most inadvertent but if this particular fire is human caused, there’s millions of ways it could have been started. They’re going to winnow through what’s there and discard the things that don’t fit and hopefully come up with a cause.Lori: It seems like that must be really difficult work. We were hearing reports today from reporters who were in the field, about vehicles being melted by the heat at some places that had burned. How difficult is it, given what’s left, to make after a fire goes through to make that determination?Pete: Well, interestingly, the origin of a fire is not always burned as completely as downwind from where the fire got bigger and faster and hotter. So you work with burn patterns and work your way back and try and identify where that origin was and then you look for clues and evidence at that origin. But for example, if you were to go out and start a fire with a match or a BIC lighter, that fire is not going to be hundreds and hundreds of degrees at that point. Where it goes and where it is in an hour or so will be much hotter. So very often there is a lot of evidence left at the origin itself.The bottom line it’s not an unusual year, but it’s not over yet, so we’ll see what happens and we’ll all be able to give a better evaluation at the end of whether it was unusual.last_img read more

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Virat Kohli claims that tournament can get

first_imgThis can’t keep happening with the bails !!! Hard enough being a bowler nowadays .. needs changing— Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) June 9, 2019India defeated Australia in their second match of the tournament by 36 runs. Next, they are going to face New Zealand on June 13. Virat KohliICCIndian skipper Virat Kohli and Australian skipper Aaron Finch condemned the unfair advantage some batsmen are getting due to the ‘zing’ bails at the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup. India faced Australia in a much-awaited clash in the tournament on June 9 at the Oval, in London. The incident with the bails happened during Australia’s run-chase.India set a massive target of 353 for Australia to chase in 50 overs in the second half of the game. In the second over of the run-chase, Australian opener David Warner played a delivery of Jasprit Bumrah which after hitting his bat and his boot crashed into the stumps. But the Indian players were stunned to see that the bails did not fall off and Warner went on to score 56 runs. This was not the first incident of this kind that happened with the bails in the tournament. The same thing has happened five times already in this year’s edition.Indian captain Virat Kohli expressed concern over the incident after the match, saying, “This is not something that you expect at international level. Technology is great but if you have to smash the stumps to get a wicket it’s not right. These are fast bowlers and the ball hit the stump quite hard but the bails did not fall.” File photo: David Warner got saved as the bails dd not fall after the ball hit the stumps.Daniel Kalisz/Getty ImagesHe added, “If you bowl a good ball to get someone out and if the batsman still survives then what is the point? This may hamper the tournament.”Australian captain Aaron Finch also voiced his feelings on the incident. He said, “Today, we were lucky that it went on our side, but the other day we can be on the receiving side as well. This needs to be fixed otherwise it can hamper important and crucial matches in the tournament.”The International Cricket Council (ICC) has defended the zing bails stating that they are much more lighter than the wooden bails.The cricket world reacted to the incident quite harshly, former English cricketer Nasser Hussain asked ICC to take immediate action to save the tournament from getting hampered and  Michael Vaughan made fun of the incident.Nice era to Bat when you can’t get bowled !!!!! These stumps/Zinger bail combination have to be changed ….. #CWC2019— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 9, 2019last_img read more

For the sheer love of fashion and travel

first_img‘Once upon a Time in Aqua’ – summer festive fashion presentation depicting designer Pranay Baidya’s love for fashion and travel, was held in Kolkata on February 13.The showcase was organised in association with The Park, in the presence of eminent personalities like Tiffany Anderson, Chinni Dragon, Diana Trellor, Corina Poppa, Alexey Idamkin, Fabrice Placon, Jürgen Thomas, Micheal Fiener, Carmen Espinoza, Venus Asawapoom, Dhruv Bhalla, Pradeep Khemka, Nayantara Pal Chowdhury, Nilanjana and Srinjoy Bose, Nilufer Archmant, Shaheb Bhattacherjee, and Koneenica Banshyopadhayay. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”My wanderlust and gypsy-soul has always inspired the fashion I craft,” said Pranay while speaking on the occasion. In keeping with iconic love stories, the presentation was divided into three dedicated chapters. First one titled ‘From Bankura to Sicily’ had textiles which were lovingly hand printed by skilled artisans offering an alternative to mass produced fast fashion. Also, it aimed at keeping alive the dying art of hand block and silk screen printing in this age of digital printing. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe capsule collection featured a bohemian mix of shirt dresses, ruffled maxi dresses and tunics in Sicilian hues of pistachio green, blossom pink, lemon yellow, grotto blue, coral red and marsala. ‘Wanderlust’ Mens Celebration wear – A range of contemporary ethnic-wear separates celebrating equal love, and the belief that in the end love always wins. “The idea is to curate a collection which is impactful yet easy to wear and sparks a dialogue,” mentioned the designer. ‘Inspired by India’ – Womens and Men’s Celebration wear was the third chapter showcasing artisanal printmaking on the lehengas, skirts, sarees and menswear, inspired by mughal miniatures and their exquisite filigree architecture. The showstoppers, Mrs India International Richa Sharma dazzled in an intricately embroidered nude peach Mughal garden inspired organza Lehenga and Amrapali Jewels. Ace directors Nandita Roy was a vision of elegance in a tussar-georgette Benarasi Saree with intricate Pasha motifs woven in Antique gold thread, and Shiboprasad Mukherjee in a Royal Blue Chanderi embroidered kurta ensemble stole all the limelight. The evening witnessed Aqua at The Park transformed into a multilevel destination with models sashaying up to the glass facades encompassing the poolside, brilliantly curated by choreographer and makeup artist Rajat – Kaushik.last_img read more

FDA Report Highlights Mammography Facility Inspector Training

first_img News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more June 6, 2016 — A new report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) details the training process for its 200-plus inspectors that perform the annual inspections of over 8,700 mammography facilities. The inspectors cover facilities in the United States, its territories and its military bases abroad.Every year approximately 15-20 students arrive at FDA’s headquarters in White Oak, Md., according to the agency. The Division of Mammography Quality Standards (DMQS) in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, in collaboration with the Office of Regulatory Affairs, conducts annual MQSA Inspector Training for students from states and FDA districts across the country. The FDA said prospective inspectors have diverse backgrounds ranging from students who are radiologic technologists to those who are physicists or equipment service engineers.The rigorous training to become a Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA)-qualified inspector consists of three parts: Courses I and II are online, with a focus on radiation physics and X-ray imaging and image processing; and Course III is an on-site, two-week-long course which focuses on reinforcing the theory and providing practical sessions simulating what might be encountered during a facility inspection, and knowledge testing.According to the FDA, the call for nominations for MQSA training occurs in September of each year. Course I starts in January, Course II in February and March, and Course III is given in April at FDA headquarters. The training is for students from states with whom FDA contracts to conduct MQSA inspections (44 states have MQSA contracts), as well as from states who are certifiers and students who are FDA employees.The minimum qualifications for students to qualify for MQSA Inspector training include:A bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited college or university with a major in physics or with a major in another field but with at least 30 semester hours in physical, health or life sciences at the college level; orA bachelor’s degree in radiologic technology; orCertification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, with at least two years of experience in diagnostic radiologic technology or radiological health work; orGeneral or unrestricted state licensure to practice diagnostic radiologic technology plus at least two years of experience in diagnostic radiologic technology or radiological health work; orAn associate’s degree in science, or at least two years of college level courses, with at least 16 semester hours in science, plus at least two years of experience in diagnostic radiology or radiological health work.Course I, Introduction to Radiologic Health Physics, an online course, provides students with the fundamental concepts of radiation physics in an effort to provide the basis for inspections of diagnostic medical radiographic/fluoroscopic medical X-ray facilities.Course II covers the basic patient mammography examination, mammography X-ray systems, film and digital imaging processing, and quality assurance procedures specific to mammography. After completing this course, the inspector will be able to define and apply MQSA concepts to mammography quality and the MQSA inspection procedures. A comprehensive final exam must be passed at the end of the course. When the student has successfully completed the course, DMQS awards them a Certificate of Completion. Students are then required to accompany and observe an already MQSA-qualified inspector on at least two inspections to gain practical field experience prior to attending Course III, according to the FDA.Course III focuses on simulated facility inspections and evaluations of mammography X-ray systems. After successfully completing Course III, the FDA said students are required to perform at least three mentored inspections under the direct supervision of an MQSA-qualified inspector.The agency said MQSA inspectors are required to maintain continuing education requirements. They must have taught or earned a total of 15 Mammography Continuing Education Units every 36 months. FDA provides funding to assist with maintaining this requirement. The requirement is a minimum, and FDA encourages inspectors to obtain more than the minimum requirement. MQSA-qualified inspectors must also meet continuing experience requirements. Each inspector must complete at least 24 MQSA inspections every 24 months.DMQS continuously strives to improve the training content and process by soliciting feedback from the inspectors and monitoring compliance and technological trends in mammography. Some examples include making the course material more focused on digital technology. Additionally, making more information online increases opportunities for initial and continuing education. The program, with the help of FDA field personnel, also created a mechanism to provide training in between training program cycles when there is an urgent need, and made the evaluation and testing process more transparent so that both students and the entities that submit their names for training are more aware of what it takes to become an MQSA inspector.Since the inspector training program began in 1994, over 90 FDA and 500 state inspectors have qualified through this MQSA program, the agency said. These dedicated inspectors, along with mammography facilities themselves, and MQSA partners such as accreditation bodies, state regulatory agencies, certifying states, and FDA district offices, help ensure women have access to quality mammography in order to detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. 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Nicaragua quarantines US embassy staffer over Ebola fears

first_imgRelated posts:Russia’s Putin in Cuba, Nicaragua to rekindle Latin America ties Central American leaders concerned over rekindling of Nicaragua-Russia military ties Nicaraguan legislature approves Russian satellite bases Nicaragua expels human rights activists Nicaraguan authorities said Monday they have quarantined a U.S. embassy staffer who came into contact with Ebola patients in Liberia, but the United States denied he was exposed to the disease.The 51-year-old U.S. citizen “confirmed that he spent time in health facilities where Ebola patients are being treated” during a trip to Liberia, said the ministry’s head of epidemiology, Carlos Saenz.The U.S. embassy in Nicaragua acknowledged the unnamed man had traveled to Liberia, but denied he had come into contact with Ebola patients.Before returning to Nicaragua, he was examined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, which confirmed he had no symptoms of the hemorrhagic fever, the embassy said in a statement.Nicaragua‘s own health ministry had cleared him to return to the Central American country and resume work, the embassy added.Nicaragua said the man had arrived there Sunday after traveling to Liberia “in the past three months.”The Nicaraguan government has asked the U.S. State Department to send a plane “with all equipment necessary” to take him back to the United States, said Saenz.In the meantime, the health ministry has isolated him at his home, set up a security corridor around it and ordered a medical team to visit him twice a day.The man does not show symptoms of the disease and the measures are strictly preventive, Saenz said.Last year, Nicaragua declared a health alert over Ebola and detained at least 16 undocumented immigrants from Africa, placing them in quarantine.But no cases of the disease have been detected in the country.The Ebola outbreak that erupted in West Africa last year has ravaged Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, killing more than 10,600 people in the past 15 months.But the number of new infections has fallen, and the World Health Organization said last week that the risk of international spread appeared to be receding. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

CFPB Releases Online Tool to Reveal MarketLevel Mortgage Loan Data

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Consumer Financial Protection Bureau FHA HMDA Investors Lenders & Servicers Service Providers Veterans Affairs 2013-09-18 Krista Franks Brock A new tool released Wednesday by the “”Consumer Financial Protection Bureau””: (CFPB) provides heat maps and illustrative graphs that detail local mortgage market trends. The “”tool””: relies on data gathered through the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HDMA) to offer consumers information on mortgage loan applications and originations, mortgage loan volume, and the volume of loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Veterans Administration (VA).[IMAGE]The tool considers first-lien, owner-occupied, one- to four-family homes and manufactured homes. “”Our tool puts valuable information into the hands of the public in an accessible way, so they can understand what is happening in their local mortgage markets,”” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “”A more transparent mortgage market will lead to a better marketplace and better outcomes for consumers,”” he said. The HDMA–originally passed in 1975 to expose loan information to consumers–was under the jurisdiction of the Federal Reserve Board until the authority transferred to CFPB in 2011.[COLUMN_BREAK] “”The public information is important because it helps show whether lenders are serving the housing needs of their communities; it gives public officials information that helps them make decisions and policies; and it sheds light on lending patterns that could be discriminatory,”” CFPB said with the launch of the new online tool Wednesday. The tool currently reveals information about loan markets from 2011 to 2012. In that time, home loan originations increased 39 percent, while purchase originations increased 13 percent. The HDMA data confirms what has been noted throughout the industry–that refinances have driven the increase in loan originations. Refinance applications increased 6.6 percent from 2011 to 2012 and made up 8 million of the 13 million loan applications completed in 2012, according to CFPB.””Just as the real estate motto ‘location, location, location’ was true before the recent financial crisis, it was true for the crisis. Every community was affected differently,”” Cordray said. The new tool reinforces Cordray’s statement, revealing a 47 percent rise in refinances in Cincinati, Ohio, and a 205 percent increase in Las Vegas, Nevada. The amount of loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) also varies by location. Overall, FHA loans increased 15 percent over the year in 2012, while VA loans increased 7 percent. Metro areas with a high population of military families, however, tend to have a higher percentage of VA loans, according to CFPB. For example, in Gulfport, Mississippi, 21 percent of home loans were insured through the VA in 2012, and in Fairbanks, Alaska, 29 percent of loans were VA loans. Share in Data, Origination, Technologycenter_img CFPB Releases Online Tool to Reveal Market-Level Mortgage Loan Data September 18, 2013 459 Views last_img read more