MVP remains in full support of Gilas despite Chooks backing

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary “Even if Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas is a club team, we are still one in cheering for the, cheering Laban Pilipinas come tip off,” said SMART sports head Christopher “Epok” Quimpo.Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas will kick off its Champions Cup campaign against BC Astana on Friday in the tournament that will run from September 22 to 30. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad “We started the Gilas program back in 2008 to help achieve the Filipino dream of reaching the Olympics and the World Cup,” the executive said. “Years later, we have found a partner that can help expand the program in Chooks-to-Go. This is what sports does to us Filipinos, it brings us together.”Bounty has been bankrolling Gilas Pilipinas since their partnership started in December 2016. It is also the main sponsor for the team for 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup, an Asian club competition.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutChooks-to-Go Pilipinas is looking to make deep run in the 10-club tourney in Chenzhou, China, which is expected to give the players invaluable experience heading into the Fiba World Cup qualifiers in November.Even with the Filipino team carrying another brand for the club championships, SMART is still throwing its support behind Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View commentscenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Gilas Pilipinas members with SBP head Manny V. Pangilinan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTop sports patron Manny V. Pangilinan reaffirmed his full support for the Philippine national basketball team even with Chooks-to-go stepping up to sponsor Gilas Pilipinas.Bounty Agro Ventures Inc., the company that operates Chooks-to-Go, has been the main backer for nationals this past year and Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas chairman emeritus welcomed the company’s undying support for the program.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PBA: Meralco ties Ginebra atop standings, trips Globalport Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextlast_img read more

The best this month

first_imgA quick roundup of what’s hot around the globe this month. Choose from the hottest events, shows and happenings in the world of music, art, cinema, literature, sport, fashion, wine and food.IndiaOct 03 TO 14The long wait is finally over and New Delhi is geared up to showcase the largest sporting spectacle India has ever hosted–the Commonwealth Games. About 6,000 athletes will compete in 17 sports, ranging from boxing and wrestling to hockey and badminton, to be held at the city’s renovated stadiums. Don’t miss these sporting events. Book tickets at 06 TO 10Attention book lovers, the Frankfurt Book Fair, which dates to the 15th century, is one thing you would not want to miss if you happen to be in the city. It has everything a bookworm could dream of; story reading sessions, discussions and, of course, millions of books. Each year a different country is invited as the guest of honour, and this time it is Argentina. For details visit www.buchmesse.deMalaysiaOct 08 TO 10If you are a biking enthusiast and happen to be in Sepang, don’t miss the 20th edition of Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix where you can watch the world’s best racers build up speed and compete with each other at these race tracks. Fans will also be able to see past champions make a special appearance. Make your bookings at www.sepangcircuit.comHungaryOct 08 TO 17It seems that the Hungarian capital is in love with the Autumn season as they have an entire festival dedicated to it. The Budapest Autumn Festival has everything you can expect from a city festival–musical performances, dance competitions, theatre shows, film screenings and lots of food. The city is a buzz with action these days so if you are here catch some of the shows. Select at www.btf.huIcelandOct 13 TO 17It’s hip, it’s very popular and it’s happening. The Iceland Airwaves Music Festival celebrates music in every form; from hip hop, pop, jazz to blues. With 200 bands performing in over nine venues across Reykjavik including bars, pubs and restaurants, the city is buzzing. If you are planning to watch one of the bands perform, book your tickets now at www.icelandairwaves.isUKOct 13 TO 28Go anywhere in London and chances are that you’ll hear movie buffs talking about UK’s biggest film festival, the London Film Festival, that takes places at various venues across the city. This year there is a line-up of 197 feature and 112 short films from across the world. Besides these you can even spot celebrities and filmmakers who come to promote their films. Visit for bookings.IndiaOct 17Public grounds across New Delhi are decked up as huge wooden effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakaran and Meghnath, stuffed with fireworks are set ablaze. Here Dussehra celebrations are incomplete without Ram Lila, a dance drama depicting the 10-day battle between Rama and Ravana which ended in Rama’s victory.IndiaOct 21 TO 25There is a nip in the air and the right weather for the Rajasthan International Folk Festival at Jodhpur. This time there is a line up of international artists and bands as well. The spectacular Mehrangarh Fort provides the perfect backdrop for the performances. Buy tickets at www.jodhpurfolkfestival.orgGreenlandOct 23If you enjoy running, try it on ice and snow this time. The Polar Circle Marathon, better known as ‘the coolest marathon on earth’, takes place in Kangerlussuaq where the temperature dips to -5oC. You’ll be given seven hours to complete the entire stretch, which is more than 35 km long. For details visit www.polar-circle-marathon.comadvertisementlast_img read more

US Skiers Killed in Avalanche Mourned

first_imgZAGREB, Croatia — U.S. Ski Team athletes competing at a World Cup slalom race in Croatia have joined in the mourning of two junior members who were killed in an avalanche in Austria.The seven starters for the United States, including Olympic giant slalom champion Ted Ligety, will wear black armbands during the race.AJ Ginnis, who grew up skiing with the pair, has duct tape on his helmet as a tribute. The American flag in the finish area will by flying at half-staff.The International Ski Federation said a 30-second moment of silence will be held before the race starts.Development team members Ronnie Berlack, 20, and Bryce Astle, 19, died Jan. 5 in the incident near the Rettenbach glacier in the mountains over Soelden, the U.S. Ski Team’s European training base since 2011.Berlack, from Franconia, New Hampshire, and Astle, from Sandy, Utah, were part of a group of six skiers who were descending from the 3,056-meter Gaislachkogel when they left the prepared slope and apparently set off the avalanche. The other four skied out of the slide and escaped unhurt.The incident left the U.S. Ski Team “in shock”, U.S. Alpine director Patrick Riml said, and men’s head coach Sascha Rearick left the World Cup group in Croatia to head back to Austria.“We’ve always been a tight family, but this is going to make us even tighter and stronger,” Rearick told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from Soelden. “Stronger mentally and stronger in many ways.”Rearick said the skiers and staff at their training base were “standing strong together.”“The emotions are coming and going in cycles,” the coach said. “But the support we are getting from the whole family of ski racing has been very nice to have. We really appreciate that. The support from different federations, different skiers, they have been coming in from New Zealand to Canada to America to Switzerland, everywhere.”After the incident, the team gathered for a walk in the woods on Jan. 5.“In the evening, when I arrived, I was overwhelmed by the power,” Rearick said. “I didn’t know what to expect but I was inspired by the collective strength. We’re holding strong, we’re putting together details for the planning for how to move forward as a group. We will move forward in a positive direction.”Rearick described Berlack and Astle as two promising athletes and as great characters, too.“Ronnie was a cheery individual who was so proud to be part of the team, and always did everything to help the team in any way he could,” he said. “Bryce had a tremendous smile, a joy of life. I will never have a shorter 10-hour drive to California than the time I drove with him.”Rearick said the team will watch the first run of the Jan. 6 race on TV together.“And then we’ll leave them,” Rearick said. “We put together individual plans for each athlete so that they can move at their pace and in their way, that’s the main goal, to start the process of moving forward.”Several members of the U.S. women’s team took to Facebook to express their feelings.“I’m heartbroken at the news of my younger @usskiteam teammates passing away,” Stacey Cook wrote. “Avalanches have stolen too many lives of friends way too early. A small comfort is knowing how much love and passion we all share for this sport, and how big I’m sure they were smiling right up to the end…”Alice Mckennis acknowledged it was “hard to put it in words how devastated and saddened our little ski world is today.”“We lost two great young men today,” she said. “Ronnie and Bryce touched many people in their lives and now remind us that every day is precious and that we must live every single one of them to the fullest and chase after our goals and dreams just like Ronnie and Bryce were.”(ERIC WILLEMSEN)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Jamaica-U.S. in Soccer’s Gold Cup

first_imgATLANTA — Forward Michael Seaton says Jamaica advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals for the first time in 17 years because the Reggae Boyz enjoyed surprising the doubters.With five-time champion United States waiting in the July 22 semifinal, Jamaica coach Winfried Schaefer is playing up the underdog role once again.“It feels like David versus Goliath,” Schaefer said. “But that’s fine. We will try everything to hit the giant when it counts the most.”Mexico, which has six Gold Cup titles, will play Panama in the other semifinal.U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann predicted a tight match against Jamaica. That’s no surprise. Other than a 6-0 win over Cuba in the quarterfinals, the U.S. has had plenty of tough matches in the Gold Cup so far.The semifinal at a sold-out Georgia Dome matches two German coaches who know each other well.“Our paths have crossed many times,” Klinsmann said. “All the times we’ve met we’ve always had a good time with each other. He loves to joke around.”Jamaica beat Haiti 1-0 to reach its first semifinal since 1998. “I think it was people doubting us and knowing the struggle a majority of us come from,” Seaton said.U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley said the team knows what it’s up against.“We certainly have the most respect for Jamaica,” Bradley said. “We know it’s going to be a difficult game. We think everybody on all four teams is sensing a big opportunity here.”Schaefer managed the win over Haiti without Vancouver forward Darren Mattocks and Dallas midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson, who were suspended for yellow card accumulation. The two will be back against the U.S. as Jamaica tries to reach its first final. It lost to Mexico in the 1993 and 1998 semifinals.Schaefer, who previously coached Thailand and Cameroon, took over Jamaica’s team in 2013.The U.S. has been led by Clint Dempsey, the Seattle Sounders star who had a hat trick in the win over Cuba. His six goals are the most of any player in the tournament.Mexico is not at full strength. Forward Javier Hernandez is out with a collarbone injury. The good news from coach Miguel Herrera is Giovani Dos Santos said he is fully recovered from a leg injury.“He’s doing well,” Herrera said. “For the first time today he told me he’s 100 percent so we’ll definitely consider him and take that into account in terms of the match tomorrow.”Panama beat Mexico 2-1 in the 2013 Gold Cup semifinals. Is there motivation for revenge, even though Mexico beat Panama 1-0 in a friendly last year?“I think yes it could be, given it’s the same tournament,” Herrera said.Midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos said players were drained when their flight to Atlanta July 20 was delayed four hours. “It’s hard,” he said of the tournament grind. “I don’t know how to do differently.”Herrera fielded more questions about his team’s 1-0 win over Costa Rica in the quarterfinals on July 19. The win came on Andres Guardado’s penalty kick in the final minute of extra time after Roy Miller was called for a questionable foul on Oribe Peralta.Herrera said video of the contested foul should settle any controversy.“Look at it on the website,” Herrera said. “You can analyze the arm of the opposing player. There is also a blow to the leg of our player and he’s pushing. So take a look and tell me.”Herrera said he didn’t expect continued discussion of the call to affect the way the game is officiated.“In general I think the referee will do his job and we’ll do our job,” he said. Panama advanced with four 1-1 draws. It beat Trinidad and Tobago 6-5 on penalty kicks to reach the semifinals.(CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Trial production begins at Kia Motors’ Anantapur plant in Andhra Pradesh

first_imgSouth Korean automaker Kia Motors has commenced trial production at its new 536-acre manufacturing facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The facility will be used for producing the SP2i SUV, which is based on the Kia SP Concept first showcased at Indian Auto Expo 2018.Trial production of the SP2i will enable Kia to synchronize and fine-tune the brand’s manufacturing equipments and technologies before series production commences later in 2019. The SUV is expected to bring Kia’s standards for quality to the Indian market, as well as the brand’s reputation for modern design and technology.If rumours are to be believed, SP2i SUV will be launched in India in the second half of 2019. It might be priced between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom) and will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks, Renault Captur, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford Ecosport and soon-to-be launched Mahindra XUV300.There is no official word about the engine and power details of SP2i, but it is expected that it will come in both petrol and diesel variants and have manual as well as automatic transmissions. It will come in with a bold grille and projector headlamps.The automaker also strengthened its Future Mobility Partnership with the Andhra Pradesh government by handing over a new Kia Soul EV (electric vehicle), which is part of Kia’s growing portfolio of advanced and eco-friendly powertrains.Kia’s new Anantapur manufacturing facility is capable of an annual production capacity of up to 3 lakh units. It is expected to create more than 3,000 direct and 7,000 indirect jobs across the state, the company claims. An investment of USD 2 billion in the facility has been made by the automaker and its vendor partners. The new facility employs the latest production technologies, with more than 300 robots automating the press, body and paint shops.advertisementThe Anantapur manufacturing facility houses a five-acre training facility offering a basic technical course in automobile, in collaboration with the Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation, helping develop manufacturing skills among the youth. Another important aspect of the facility is safety performance during vehicle production. It is also equipped with high-end robotics and artificial intelligence technologies and uses environmentally-conscious techniques, such as 100 per cent water recycling, to fulfill the company’s responsibilities for developing sustainable and mutually-beneficial production practices.The trial operations began with a launch ceremony at the Anantapur plant, in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and South Korean Ambassador Shin Bongkil. The ceremony was also attended by Han-Woo Park, President and CEO of Kia Motors Corporation, and Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director and CEO of Kia Motors India.ALSO READ | Land Rover launches 2019 Discovery Sport Landmark Edition, price starts at Rs 53.77 lakhALSO READ | White most preferred colour choice among Indian car buyers in 2018ALSO READ | Tata Motors makes ABS standard safety feature across all Tiago and Tigor variantslast_img read more


first_imgGovernor Kim Reynolds has signed two education funding bills into law that provide a 2 percent increase in state per-pupil funding for the budget year beginning in July:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..per student equity. ;11The measures boost per-pupil support from the state general fund to nearly $3.3 billion:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….end of 3rd grade. :15The second bill provides schools $21.3 million, including funding for transportation in districts where the cost of busing students is higher.Reynolds was joined by a group of elementary school students as she signed the bills in a ceremony Tuesday morning at the Iowa Capitol.last_img read more

6 NFL Teams Reportedly Reached Out To Iowa State’s Matt Campbell

first_imgHead coach Matt Campbell of the Iowa State Cyclones coaches from the sidelines in the first half of play at Jack Trice Stadium.AMES, IA – OCTOBER 28: Head coach Matt Campbell of the Iowa State Cyclones coaches from the sidelines in the first half of play at Jack Trice Stadium on October 28, 2017 in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)In three seasons at Iowa State, Matt Campbell has righted the ship and led the Cyclones to back-to-back bowl games and a 16-10 record since 2017. He’s also attracted plenty of NFL attention.Campbell was reportedly contacted by the New York Jets for their head coaching vacancy this offseason, but declined to interview. However, the Jets apparently were not the only team to send interest Campbell’s way.Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register reports that six franchises reached out to Campbell.According to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, six NFL teams reached out to Campbell during this most recent NFL hiring cycle. Campbell declined to comment on which teams may have been interested in an interview in Tuesday’s interview, but the New York Jets were one team that reportedly had interest. Campbell did not pursue that opening.If Birch’s report is correct, that means nearly all of the teams that hired a new head coach were intrigued by Campbell. Eight franchises hired a new front man during this latest cycle.They were the Jets, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals.Campbell agreed to an extension in December that aims to keep him at ISU through 2024. The new deal also provided an additional $1 million to spend on assistant coaches.Campbell is 54-34 as a collegiate head coach, including a 35-15 mark at Toledo from 2011-15.last_img read more

The All-New 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography is a First-Class SUV

first_imgJust ahead of the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, Land Rover unveiled its 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography, the brand’s most luxurious SUV ever. We had a chance to poke around the revised model and walked away wishing for a trust fund.With the ultra premium SUV segment heating up, Land Rover is finding the upper limits for a high-riding travel. Bentley’s Bentayga, Rolls Royce’s upcoming Cullinan, Mercedes-Maybach’s anticipated model, and Lamborghini’s Urus won’t be stealing Land Rover’s well-earned spotlight anytime soon.Based exclusively on the long wheelbase version of the standard Range Rover, the SVAutobiography is a dedicated effort from the automaker’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) unit. SVO is also responsible for high-performance (SVR) and highly capable (SVX) models.Miles Branman/The Manual Miles Branman/The Manual Highlights of the updated model include power rear doors that close at the touch of a button, a rear seat refrigerator, and a fully digital cockpit. Rear seat passengers benefit from 3.9 feet of legroom, a seat recline of up to 40 degrees, a hot stone massage function, heated calf and foot rests, and 22-way adjustment. Though the Range Rover sits at a convenient height for loading and unloading, customers can also order a power veneered floor to make cargo access even easier.Cabin technology takes a big leap, starting in the front. Land Rover’s InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment has been pulled from the new Range Rover Velar. A pair of 10-inch touchscreens cut down on the clutter significantly while integrating all media, navigation, climate control, and other functions in an easy-to-use module. Like all Land Rovers, the SVAutobiography knows how to get dirty. Terrain Response adjusts suspension, braking, throttle, and more to accommodate specific driving conditions. Rear riders get their own 10-inch entertainment screen with 4G WiFi connectivity.Exterior distinctions for the SVAutobiography include a special grill with chrome inserts, Bright Atlas finish, a unique rear bumper with integrated exhaust ports, and new 22-inch wheels. Inside, there’s a new Zenith clock inspired by the Elite 6150 watch embedded within the rear center console, new seats sheathed in Poltrona Frau leather, aluminum treadplates, two new veneers, and five new interior trims.Miles Branman/The Manual Miles Branman/The Manual If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? Editors’ Recommendations Under the hood is a familiar 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that now makes 557 horsepower (up 7hp from last year). Paired with a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, the SVAutobiography blasts to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds (impressive considering its curb weight of over 5,600 pounds).“The Range Rover SVAutobiography is the epitome of luxury, comfort and refinement,” remarked Gerry McGovern, Land Rover’s chief design pfficer. “Our standard-bearer for quality and precision exemplifies the attention to detail and sophistication that has been a hallmark of our most luxurious SUV stretching back almost 50 years.”The 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography will be built at the SVO Technical Center in Warwickshire, United Kingdom. Prices start at $207,900 and delivers will commence in early 2018. All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected The Fine Art of Restoring a 1974 Range Rover Classic 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now last_img read more

K Line Executive Jailed for Price Fixing

first_imgzoom An executive of Japan-based Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K-Line) was sentenced to 18 months in a U.S. prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to fix prices in the car carrier business, the US Department of Justice said on Friday. According to the one-count felony charge, Hiroshige Tanioka, who was at various times an assistant manager, team leader and general manager in K-Line’s car carrier division, conspired to allocate customers and routes, rig bids and fix prices for the sale of international ocean shipments of roll-on, roll-off cargo to and from the United States and elsewhere, including the Port of Baltimore. Tanioka participated in the conspiracy from at least as early as April 1998 until at least April 2012.“For more than a decade this conspiracy has raised the cost of importing cars and trucks into the United States,” said Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer for the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. “Today’s sentencing is a first step in our continuing efforts to ensure that the executives responsible for this misconduct are held accountable.”The sentence was the first to be imposed against an individual in the division’s ocean shipping investigation, the DoJ said. Previously, three corporations have agreed to plead guilty and to pay criminal fines totaling more than USD 136 million, including Tanioka’s employer K-Line, which was sentenced to pay a criminal fine of USD 67.7 million in November 2014.Tanioka was sentenced to serve an 18-month prison term and pay a USD 20,000 criminal fine for his participation in the conspiracy. In addition, Tanioka has agreed to assist the department in its ongoing investigation into the ocean shipping industry.last_img read more

Ottawa will work with Canadian aluminum steel companies to ensure jobs safe

first_imgHALIFAX – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will work with Canadian steel and aluminium companies hit by punishing U.S. tariffs to make sure jobs and workers north of the border are protected.In a CBC radio interview in Halifax this morning, Trudeau said he had spoken with steel and aluminum producers and assured them “that Canadian workers and communities continue to do OK despite these unnecessary and punitive actions from the United States.”Trudeau didn’t specify what that might mean in the wake of U.S. measures aimed at Canada, Mexico and the European Union that slap import duties of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum.Asked about how the measures affect relations with the United States and President Donald Trump, Trudeau said it marked “a bit of a turning point, but we’ve always known that this administration is unpredictable.”Canada has responded by imposing dollar-for-dollar tariff “countermeasures” on up to $16.6 billion worth of U.S. imports.They come as the two countries, along with Mexico, are trying to hammer out a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement and after Trump sent a warning to Trudeau late Thursday that the days of the U.S. being taken advantage of in trade deals “are over.”Trudeau was in Halifax to speak to the annual conference of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.last_img read more

In the news today July 3

first_imgFive stories in the news for Tuesday, July 3———MMIW INQUIRY LAWYER STEPS DOWNA lawyer for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has resigned and lists government interference among his reasons. Breen Ouellette, who worked as a commission counsel at its Vancouver offices, says he believes the federal government has “undermined the independence and impartiality of the national inquiry” and that he cannot remain part of a process that he says “is speeding towards failure.” Federal officials say “at no time” has the government made any effort to restrict or otherwise limit the powers the national inquiry.———NAFTA FUTURE CLOUDY WITH NEW MEXICAN LEADERThe future of the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations is under another layer of uncertainty following the election of a new president in Mexico on Sunday. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he supports a new NAFTA pact, but the three-way negotiations have been stalled for several weeks and Lopez Obrador enters the scene as tensions between Canada and the United States have intensified as the two countries ramp up their trade dispute.———TORONTO RAP COMMUNITY MOURNS TWO SLAIN MENFriends and family of two men gunned down in Toronto’s Entertainment District on Saturday says the two emerging rap artists will be remembered for their hard work and ambition. Jahvante Smart, 21, known as Smoke Dawg and Ernest (Kosi) Modekwe, 28, known as Koba Prime, were fatally shot. Police said a woman was also shot, but is expected to recover. A memorial for Modekwe was held Sunday evening while a vigil for Smart was held last night in front of an east-end church.———STORMS CUT POWER TO THOUSANDS IN QUEBECThousands of homes and businesses in Quebec were without power and air conditioning following violent storms in the western part of the province. As of early today, about 57,600 Hydro-Quebec customers were blacked out, mainly due to fallen trees and branches on power lines. Most of the outages were in the Laurentian region north of Montreal in the Lanaudiere area northeast of the city. Hydro-Quebec could not yet say when full power would be restored.———NO RELIEF YET FROM HEAT, HUMIDITY IN CENTRAL, EASTERN CANADAA wave of heat and humidity that stifled some outdoor Canada Day weekend activities will stick around a while longer. Environment Canada has posted heat warnings throughout southern and northwestern Ontario, southern Quebec and much of the Maritimes. Most areas covered by the warnings can expect humidex readings to remain in the 40 C range today. The heat and humidity is expected to ease off later in the week.———CHURCHILL HOPES PROPANE CRISIS SPARKS RAILWAY REPAIRA northern Manitoba community is hoping it’s current propane crisis can spark a railway repair. On Friday, Churchill sent a notice that it was critically low on propane to heat homes and businesses. It was so cold during the Canada Day weekend that many celebratory activities were cancelled or moved indoors and people were asked to take measures to preserve the fuel. Churchill has been without a rail link to the south for more than a year after flooding washed out portions of the tracks.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Alberta Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda will announce a program to address and combat racism.— Surrey, B.C. Mayor Linda Hepener will release recommendations from a task force on gang violence prevention.— The Calgary Stampede will outline safety and security measurements for the 2018 Stampede.— The Humboldt Broncos hockey club will make an announcement regarding the team’s head coach position.last_img read more

Ontario police forces to publish names of impaired drivers as deterrent

first_imgHigh numbers of impaired drivers on local roads have prompted two southern Ontario police forces to resort to public shaming as a potential deterrent.York Regional Police and the South Simcoe Police Service, two forces operating slightly north of Toronto, said they’ve documented either stubbornly high or rapidly increasing instances of impaired driving in recent yearsThey said that since high-profile cases and public awareness initiatives have done little to curb the behaviour, they’re reversing long-standing policies and beginning to identify those who wind up facing charges of driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.South Simcoe Police said the move is temporary for now, lasting only through the month of December, but York regional police said their new approach is expected to stay in place indefinitely.“We’re really trying every possible avenue we have at our disposal because we haven’t seen the numbers decreasing,” Const. Laura Nicolle of the York Region force said in a telephone interview. “We really are at that place where we have to keep being aggressive. We can’t allow it to go on.”Nicolle said York Region officers have seen persistently high numbers over the past few years, adding at least 1,400 impaired driving charges have been laid in the region throughout 2018 alone.The force said 27 of those charges came this past weekend, including some against a man alleged to have been driving with a blood alcohol content four times over the legal limit.Five fatalities in the past 11 months have done nothing to keep people from taking the wheel while under the influence, she said, adding even a particularly high-profile tragedy involving a drunk driver three years ago didn’t bring people to their senses.In September 2015, three young children and their grandfather were killed when Marco Muzzo slammed into the car they were travelling in while on his way home from a bachelor party. Muzzo ultimately pleaded guilty in the case, received a 10-year prison sentence, and had his parole application denied last month.Nicolle said the force had hoped to see a decrease in impaired driving episodes in the wake of the Muzzo case, but said that never materialized.In South Simcoe, police said they’ve documented a surge in impaired driving offences since 2016.They said the force’s month-long Festive RIDE program netted 15 arrests in December 2016, but said the number jumped to 26 one year later.So far this year, the force said it has made 96 impaired driving arrests.The force’s police chief said the prospect of public notoriety will hopefully give people pause about taking the wheel while impaired.“We hope that by being held publicly accountable, it might cause people to think twice about their actions,” Andrew Fletcher said in a video shared on the force’s Twitter account. “We need to change the conversation about driving while impaired and make it socially unacceptable to put others at risk because of the poor decisions of a few.”One criminal defence lawyer is openly skeptical that the move will be an effective deterrent, adding that it also stands to pose problems for the accused long after charges have been resolved.Sean Robichaud said public identifications can live indefinitely online and brand someone for life, potentially having ramifications on everything from social standing to employment prospects.He said police forces may lack the resources to update their online lists if someone accused of impaired driving has been acquitted or had their charges withdrawn. The same applies to media outlets that may choose to report the charges and then name those accused, he said, noting that several news organizations opt not to publish names in many cases in order to avoid complications down the road.Nicolle said York Region police will expunge the names of those facing charges after 30 days. Robichaud, however, said the damage may already have been done.“I think it’s almost a way of circumventing a criminal record and making it far more public and accessible than one you’d be able to obtain through a criminal record search which typically requires one’s consent,” he said.Robichaud also questioned whether or not publicizing names is effective as a deterrent, citing a lack of evidence to support the practice.Ontario’s Niagara Regional Police Service, which has been sharing names of those charged with impaired offences for the past five years, did not provide arrest numbers for the period before or after their policy went into effect.“What we have seen is that the release of names has kept the conversation around impaired driving in the Niagara Region at the forefront,” spokeswoman Stephanie Sabourin said, noting that the force keeps news releases on the charges online for 30 days.Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Security Council wraps up latest debate on Middle East crisis

The debate, which was convened at the request of Tunisia as Chairman of the Arab Group, began on Thursday when representatives of some 30 countries took the floor. During the debate, many speakers focused on Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s proposal for the deployment of a multinational force to the region, and stressed the need to implement recent Security Council resolutions, including 1402 and 1403, which demand an end to Israeli-Palestinian violence and outline steps towards reaching that goal.After concluding its open debate, the Security Council reconvened late in the afternoon for closed-door consultations on the Middle East crisis. Video – Security Council meeting

Heres What Happened Today Monday

first_img NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Source: Sam BoalTaoiseach Leo Varadkar paid his first visit to No. 10 Downing Street today for talks with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.Attorney General Máire Whelan has been officially appointed to the Court of Appeal.The body of a man in his twenties has been recovered after he got into difficulty while swimming with his brother in Carrick-on-Suir in Tipperary this afternoon.A man who falsely imprisoned, tied up and raped a woman in a hotel meeting room during a Dublin gaming convention has been jailed for 12 years.The Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr caused a stir this weekend with a hoax statement suggesting that people with disabilities may be allowed to use cycle lanes in the city.There has been a surge in interest in Islamic State propaganda magazines from Irish internet users recently.Ireland’s teen suicide rate is the fourth highest in the EU according to new figures.The current sunny spell is set to last for the early part of the week, but we can expect thundery downpours on Wednesday.INTERNATIONAL Source: John Stillwell#LONDON: A man has been arrested after a suspected terror attack in London that saw a van crash into pedestrians outside a mosque.#PARIS: A car loaded with gas canisters rammed into a police van on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris today, leaving the driver dead in what the interior minister said was an “attempted attack”.#PORTUGAL: Portugal is in mourning as firefighters continue to battle a giant forest fire that killed at least 62 people.#LA: Carrie Fisher had a mixture of drugs including cocaine and ecstasy in her system when she suffered a fatal mid-air heart attack, a coroner’s report revealed today.PARTING SHOT Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan learned not to mess with Aer Lingus on Twitter this morning.The Roscommon politician complained that Aer Lingus flights consistently leave late and that the company doesn’t provide sufficient information on the actual time that they expect to take off.But Aer Lingus replied to Flanagan when his flight landed with this burn, “Hi Luke, we see that your flight landed a few minutes early today. We hope to see you on board again soon!” No Comments Monday 19 Jun 2017, 9:12 PM Jun 19th 2017, 9:12 PM 9,953 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Here’s What Happened Today: Monday Varadkar visits Downing St, man killed outside mosque in London and Máire Whelan has been officially appointed to the Court of Appeal – it’s the Evening Fix. Source: Aer Lingus/Twittercenter_img Get our daily news round up: Hi Luke, we see that your flight landed a few minutes early today. We hope to see you on board again soon!— Aer Lingus (@AerLingus) June 19, 2017 Short URL Share2 Tweet Email By Cliodhna Russelllast_img read more

Job ads up

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Job advertisements continued to rise in August in Australia, following a trend which is at odds with the unemployment rate.The relevant job ads ANZ index rose 1.5 per cent in August. So far over 2014, it has risen 8 per cent.Unemployment, on the other hand, was 6.4 per cent in July, up from 6 per cent at the start of the year.Internet job ads – representing 95 per cent of the index – rose 1.4 per cent. Newspaper job ads rose 1.8 per cent after two months of declines.“Recent trends in job advertising are consistent with a gradual turnaround in the labour market,” said ANZ chief economist Warren Hogan, but he went on to say that unemployment will remain slightly above 6 per cent for a few quarters.Source: Fairfax Medialast_img

House Beautiful Uses Watermark To Gain Visitor Info Boost Engagement

first_imgHearst’s House Beautiful magazine is taking advantage of the newest publishing technology trend—digital watermarks—to provide expanded content options and to tap insights about readers.“I see this Digimarc water mark as the next technology to be incorporated into the magazine experience,” says Newell Turner, editor-in-chief of House Beautiful. “This allows us to be able to deliver additional content and different content in ways that we haven’t been able to do before.”The November issue of House Beautiful will be one of the first magazines to feature a a digital watermark on its cover, placed in the lower right-hand corner (pictured). The watermarks allow the magazine to see what devices a person is using to access the content. “Whether it’s an Android device, an iPhone or an iPad 2, the watermark tells us,” he says. “We’re really interested in getting that information because it will be revealing in some ways.” Turner says digital watermarks are like QR codes in that they can enhance editorial content. However, he says, a digital watermark can do so without disrupting a publication’s style and format with a QR code graphic. Additionally, the editor says it can help engage younger audiences and expand demographics.“It’s all natural to them to be able to connect to different mediums,” he says. “This can be a seamless, obvious next evolution for them.”The editorial mission can be expanded—and keep people in-app longer—through utilizing the watermark to integrate features a traditional magazine could never provide. In the case of House Beautiful, which may photograph a beach home, capturing a view of the ocean out a window was difficult. Now within a photo placed next to an article, a watermark can be incorporated to provide readers with a 360-degree view.According to the most recent comScore figures, House Beautiful has 489,000 unique visitors and over 13 million page views. The average time spent on its Web site is 20 minutes. The group would not disclose how many users have download the magazine’s iPad app.Turner says the publication will commit to doing at least 5 digital watermarks per issue beginning with the October edition—he says the number was picked to create a minimum presence within the digital pages. An area in the table of contents of the digital magazine is also devoted to links that include all the watermarks in the publication.So far, readers seem to be engaged with the new watermark and product.Ambience Inspired Interiors wrote on the editor’s Facebook page, “I’m enjoying the highly interactive November issue! Thanks for taking HB to the next level—it is so enjoyable!!!last_img read more

Harmonix launches Kickstarter for sequel of its best game Amplitude

first_imgYou likely know the name Harmonix from creating the Guitar Hero franchise before Activision took it over, then moving onto Rock Band and Dance Central. However, intrepid or rhythmically inclined will remember Harmonix from its first two PlayStation 2 ventures, FreQuency and its sequel Amplitude. Though the plastic instrument craze was extraordinarily fun, old-school Harmonix fans always wished for a new, updated FreQuency or Amplitude. Now, we’re finally getting our wish, as Harmonix has launched a Kickstarter for an updated remake of what was the original rhythm game crack.Rhythm game fans did come close to getting a new Amp, as the PSP Rock Band featured extremely similar gameplay — no plastic instruments, just pressing buttons that correspond to on-screen gems that, when cleared, release a snippet of music from the song you’re playing. FreQuency and Amplitude are where that gameplay was derived, but while both games did feature some rock music, their soundtracks were geared more toward electronic music and trippy atmospheres.Both FreQuency and Amplitude were cult phenomenons and critically acclaimed, but they didn’t enjoy the same level of monetary success. Thankfully, Harmonix hit big when it essentially attached a plastic guitar to the games and created Guitar Hero. Now that the company is back to being independent, and Kickstarter has proven to help fund just about anything, Harmonix can work on passion projects.If funded, the game will release for PS3 and PS4, with an estimated delivery time of March 2015. Harmonix’s asking price is steep — $775,000 — so make sure you hop aboard as soon as possible. You’ll get some neat rewards, such as a $15 early bird special that nets you a cross-buy code for both the PS3 and PS4, while $200 will get you a collector’s edition including a vinyl of all the original songs int he game. Meanwhile, a pledge of $3,501 gets you dinner with Double Fine’s Tim Schafer for some reason, while $7,500 will get your song in the game. If you remember how Freezepop blew up after being featured in the original FreQuency, a $7,500 pledge might not be such a bad idea.If you don’t have fond memories of Amplitude, you should really check it out. It’s one of the hidden gems of the PS2, and still holds up today. Some of us may have even been ranked second on the leaderboards, never pushing into first. Give some of us a chance to finally do that. Check out the campaign page here, and please, give Harmonix some money.last_img read more

Railway Management System Market 2017 Global Analysis of Key Players –

first_imgGlobal Railway Management System Market: get comprehensive research offering detailed regional analysis and growth outlook in a new report now available at Railway Management System Market to reach USD 66.02 billion by 2025.Request a sample of this report at: Railway Management System Market valued approximately USD 28 billion in 2016 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 10% over the forecast period 2017-2025. A railway management system combines solutions and associated services for improving the speed, safety, and reliability of rail services, leading to the smarter utilization of railway infrastructure. Railway management systems leverage a combination and integration of technology, planning, and greater intelligence to harness the power of data to meet the consumers demand for better services and safer travel, and help rail management authorities manage routes, schedules, and capacity on a real-time basis.The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within each of the regions and countries involved in the study. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, the report shall also incorporate available opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players. The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:Some of the key manufacturers involved in the market are Alstom, Cisco , General Electric, ABB, IBM, Hitachi, Bombardier, HUAWEI, Tech Mahindra,& Nokia.Acquisitions and effective mergers are some of the strategies adopted by the key manufacturers. New product launches and continuous technological innovations are the key strategies adopted by the major players.By Solution:Rail Operations Management SystemRail Traffic Management SystemRail Asset Management SystemRail Control SystemRail Maintenance Management SystemRail SecurityRail AnalyticsFreight Information SystemPassenger Information SystemAvail the Discount on this Report @ Services:ConsultingSystem Integration and DeploymentSupport and MaintenanceRegions: North America: S., Canada, Europe, UK, Germany.Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan. Latin America: Brazil, MexicoRest of the WorldFurthermore, years considered for the study are as follows:Historical year 2015Base year 2016Forecast period 2018 to 2025 Target Audience of the Railway Management System Market Study:Key Consulting Companies & AdvisorsLarge, medium-sized, and small enterprisesVenture capitalistsValue-Added Resellers (VARs)Third-party knowledge providersInvestment bankersInvestorsEnquire about this report @ Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact us: 5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail Railway Management System Marketlast_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more March 24, 2011 – Infinitt North America and Intelligent Business Solutions (IBS) announced a marketing partnership to enable a single point-of-access to both the CardioPulse Cardiovascular Information System (CVIS) and Infinitt Cardiology Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) functionality. This integration will save customers’ time and increase productivity by eliminating manual data collection and submission to national and state registries. Infinitt’s Cardiology PACS was launched in 2009 and has continued to expand its functionality with advanced capabilities. It now includes visualization, analysis, post-processing and reporting tools for all types of cardiology imaging: echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, nuclear medicine, noninvasive vascular and electrocardiograms (ECGs).”This integrated solution is user-friendly and requires very little training. Integrating technology solutions such as these is an important step towards creating a common repository and point of access for all images and data related to a patient’s cardiovascular condition,” said David Smarro, president and CEO of Infinitt North America. The Infinitt Cardiology PACS runs on the same database as the Infinitt PACS for radiology and features Web-based reporting with auto-population of data, automatic distribution capabilities, advanced post-processing with measurement analysis tools and statistical generation for monthly management and accreditation reports. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Related Content News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Technology | March 24, 2011 Web-Based Cardiology PACS Now Compliant With ACC-NCDR, STS and State Registries Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more last_img read more