LSU Reportedly Decides On New Contract For Coach O

October 26, 2019

first_imgEd Orgeron wearing a headset looking worried.BATON ROUGE, LA – NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Ed Orgeron of the LSU Tigers looks on as his team takes on the Texas A&M Aggies during the first half at Tiger Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)Ed Orgeron is reportedly set to receive a new contract as the head coach of LSU’s football program.The Tigers are reportedly set to give Coach O a contract extension following his 2018 season.LSU had a promising 2018 season, going 10-3 with a win over UCF in the Fiesta Bowl to end the year.NOLA.com is reporting that LSU is set to give Orgeron a contract extension.LSU head football coach Ed Orgeron will receive a contract extension, a LSU senior official confirmed to NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on Wednesday afternoon.The official said the details of the contract extension are being finalized.Orgeron’s current contract, which guarantees him $3.5 million annually, runs through 2021.Orgeron has been LSU’s head coach since midway through the 2016 season. He’s gone 25-9 as the Tigers’ head coach. LSU went 6-2 in his first season, 9-4 in 2017 and 10-3 this past season.The Tigers bring back several key players for the 2019 season, including quarterback Joe Burrow.ESPN has LSU ranked No. 10 in its way-too-early preseason top 25 poll for the 2019 season.LSU has several big games set for 2019, including a road non-conference trip to Texas and conference contests against Auburn and Alabama.last_img read more

Change is needed to encourage women to enter politics says Trudeau

October 17, 2019

first_imgThwarting inappropriate behaviour amongst those who wield power and building on international trade agreements are both essential elements to creating a better country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday as he rallied his party’s caucus.A day before Parliament was set to resume sitting after its winter break, Trudeau told Liberal MPs that change is needed to encourage more women to enter politics.“Add women, change politics is how we will make a better country,” Trudeau told the gathering as he referenced a women in politics social media campaign the prime minister said was more than just a hashtag.“Sexual harassment is a systemic problem. It is unacceptable.”His comments came as the recent fast-paced movement against sexual misconduct, which saw the resignations since Wednesday of the Progressive Conservative party leaders in Ontario and Nova Scotia, was felt within the federal Liberal caucus room.Absent from the meeting was Trudeau’s former sport and persons with disabilities minister, Kent Hehr, who resigned last week after being accused of sexual misconduct while he was a member of the Alberta legislature.While Hehr remains a member of the Liberal caucus, the Prime Minister’s Office said he decided not to attend the meeting.Had he been there, however, Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould said she wouldn’t feel uncomfortable by his presence.“Sexual harassment on the Hill is a very serious issue, and we need to take it seriously,” she said.“But we also need to make sure that we’re allowing due diligence.”Other Liberals, however, struggled over questions of why Hehr was allowed to remain in caucus while a fellow Alberta MP, Darshan Kang, resigned from the party’s caucus last summer after being accused of sexually harassing two female employees in his office. Kang has denied the allegations.Members of Parliament were expected to debate legislation Monday, Bill C-65, which would strengthen sexual harassment protections for federal employees, including those working on Parliament Hill.As Sunday’s caucus meeting began, Trudeau also boasted about last week’s signing of a new, comprehensive international trade agreement — known as the CP-TPP — that he said included significant gains for Canada over the former Trans-Pacific Partnership approved by the previous Conservative government.The prime minister said his government hopes to make similar gains during negotiations of a new North American Free Trade Agreement with the United States and Mexico.As the sixth round of talks to reach a deal were wrapping up in Montreal, Trudeau also set aside nonpartisanship over NAFTA, accusing the Opposition Conservatives of being willing to bend to U.S. demands for changing the pact.“They wanted us to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership with no improvements,” Trudeau said of the Tories.“And if they had their way, we’d give into American demands on NAFTA.”While visiting Washington earlier this month, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said his party was united with the Liberals in seeking an updated NAFTA. Scheer has in the past, however, accused the Trudeau government of not properly spelling out a plan for the NAFTA talks.last_img read more

City of Burnaby going to court to help remove pipeline protest camp

October 17, 2019

first_imgBURNABY, B.C. – The City of Burnaby is going to B.C. Supreme Court asking for help in enforcing an eviction order on a pipeline protest camp that has grown to include two-storey structures, a shower and a sacred fire.A statement from the city issued Thursday says it has attempted to negotiate with those at “Camp Cloud” but there is no willingness by occupants to comply with its bylaws.City manager Lambert Chu says the city will seek an order from the court empowering it to enforce the notice it issued on July 18 to remove buildings and trailers.Chu says they aren’t trying to prevent peaceful protest during the day, but unlawful structures, fires and other overnight camping facilities need to go.After the city issued the notice last week, a protest spokeswoman said they would not comply with the eviction order and would not put out their sacred and ceremonial fire.The city is still part of a court challenge of the government’s decision to allow the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, based on its claims that the new facilities would cause significant negative impacts for residents.last_img read more

Fastgrowing Parkland Fuel posts profit beat on refining margins as revenues rise

October 12, 2019

Companies in this article: (TSX:PKI)The Canadian Press CALGARY — Shares in Parkland Fuel Corp. rose about seven per cent after Canada’s largest independent fuel marketer reported strong fourth-quarter results driven by higher refining profit margins.The Calgary-based company that sells fuel through brands including FasGas, Esso and Chevron is reporting net earnings of $77 million in the last three months of 2018, up from $49 million in the year-earlier period.The earnings are well ahead of analyst expectations for $63 million, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Revenue for the quarter was $3.5 billion, up from $3.4 billion in the same three months of 2017.Parkland reports revenue for all of 2018 was $14.4 billion, up 50 per cent from $9.6 billion the year before, as it enjoyed the first full year of returns from its 2017 purchases of American fuel retailer CST Brands and the B.C. refinery and fuel outlets of Chevron Canada.Parkland says it is increasing its monthly dividend by the equivalent of two cents per share per year.“A standout fourth quarter in the supply segment underpinned our record results, while continued synergy realization and underlying organic growth initiatives positively contributed,” said CEO Bob Espey in a statement.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Parkland’s shares gained $2.52 or 6.84 per cent at $39.34 in late-morning trading. read more

A Buckeye fans dream Michigan USC in trouble

September 28, 2019

Sometimes in life we are faced with difficult choices. I’m talking about the provocative kind of ‘What If?’ questions that your professors pose to you in class on morally ambiguous issues, the things that poke holes in previously held, ironclad ethical beliefs. For those comics buffs out there, think of the ending of Alan Moore’s fantastic graphic novel ‘The Watchmen.’Today’s perplexing problem is this: If you were forced to choose between the University of Southern California and the University of Michigan to be gutted by possible NCAA sanctions, which would you choose?First, some history is in order.Recent thorn in Ohio State’s side, USC, is facing all sorts of potential trouble. The issues started when questions began surfacing about past USC Heisman Trophy-winning running back and future Mr. Kim Kardashian, Reggie Bush. Bush has been accused by two would-be sports marketers of accepting a car, cash and a lavish home for his parents in return for a business partnership once Bush turned pro.According to these two men, when it became clear that Bush had no intentions of following through with his end of the bargain, the businessmen filed a civil suit that brought all the dirty laundry to light.Then there is the case of another USC tailback, Joe McKnight. He was allegedly seen driving an SUV registered to businessman Scott Schenter. According to reports, Schenter owned a company which had registered the domain name 4joemcknight.com.Apparently the USC practice facility parking lot looks an awful lot like the lot outside a typical Jay-Z party—unusual for college kids living on a small stipend.Add to this the already-proven improper benefits accepted by former USC basketball player O.J. Mayo and you have the beginnings of what is known as “a lack of institutional control.” This is often the first note in the death knell of some universities’ athletic programs. At the very least, it can lead to a loss in number of scholarships or the vacating of wins or titles.In the case of Michigan, the infractions appear to be far less serious and yet, could have greater ramifications for OSU’s football program.According to the findings of the NCAA investigation, already-embattled Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez violated NCAA rules by failing to comply with practice time rules. He allegedly allowed members of his staff to improperly conduct and monitor ‘voluntary’ summer workouts.While this may sound trivial to most, in conjunction with his failings on the field, Rodriguez is under heavy fire from not only the NCAA, but his own fan base. This is the first time in the storied history of UM’s football program that there having been allegations of impropriety, and UM’s snooty alumni are all up-in-arms.Apparently the wine-and-cheese crowd at the Big House has short memories and has already forgotten about the basketball banners that were unceremoniously removed from the rafters of their hoops arena following the Fab Five debacle.So there you have it. Who would you rather see laid low by the heavy-hand of the NCAA infractions committee? The Trojans who ruined what could have been a magical season long before the Purdue Boilermakers got their chance to, or archrival Michigan, who Buckeyes bear the deepest of enmity for?It’s like choosing between steak and lobster or paper and plastic: nearly impossible. It’s like choosing between Todd Boeckman and Terrelle Pryor. Okay, maybe that’s a bad example.Part of me would like to pick USC, but I’ve come to realize that most of the reasons I held them in contempt revolved around their jerkishly smug former coach Pete Carroll. But with the grim specter of possible sanctions hovering over his head like the sword of Damocles, he bolted for the rainy gloom of Seattle.The other part, the one that has hues of scarlet and gray, wants to select Michigan. My disgust for the maize and blue has grown since the hiring of Rodriguez, and I’d like nothing more than to see him looking for work. However, that may not serve the long-term interests of Buckeye fans.His grating personality and fish-out-of-water offensive attack may be just the thing to keep us in a position of dominance in the Big Ten for years to come.Faced with a choice like this, I guess I’m gonna have to be a “have your cake and eat it too” kind of guy. I say to hell with ‘em both. read more

The First Brit Secrets of the 10000 Year Old Man review –

September 25, 2019

first_imgBritain's oldest complete skeleton  Adrie (left) and Alfons Kennis sit beside their full facial reconstruction model of a head based on the skull of Britain's oldest complete skeleton We learned that Stone Age people kept dogs and made shelters out of wood and animals skins, which could be quickly moved if needed. You may have known all this already, but there was a twist in the tale.Around 5,000 years before Cheddar Man, temporary visitors appeared in Britain during an ice age thaw. It appeared, from cut and chew marks on bones, that they were cannibals.Dr Silvia Bello examined the finger and toe bones of a toddler and two teenagers, which were probably crushed “between the teeth to suck the grease.” It was enough to put anyone off their supper, especially if chicken wings were on the menu.Intriguingly, the cannibalism wasn’t driven by hunger. Instead, the team thought that the act of drinking out of your dead nan’s skull, for example, was a sign of respect. So was Cheddar Man descended from cannibals? In which – case dun, dun, dun – were we? Oo-er. The First Brit: Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man (Channel 4) started with a Union Jack flag billowing against a cloudy sky and Speaker Bercow’s idiosyncratic “Order! Order!”. “There’s been a lot of talk lately about Britain,” boomed narrator Jim Carter (Downton Abbey’s Mr Carson). “About who belongs and who doesn’t.”“Now science is about to reveal the truth about where we come from,” he continued. “And. Who. We. Really. Are.”It was a sensationalist beginning. The edit flashed forward to what would be the climactic scene: the exposing of Cheddar Man’s face. Dun, dun, dun! Up went the curtain to reveal the first Brit who, as you’ll know if you’ve read the news recently, was not the light-skinned Viking once assumed.Thankfully, the hyperbole ended there. The story was told by the impressive group of ancient DNA experts at the Natural History Museum, genetics professors at UCL and archaeologists who worked together to analyse the entire DNA of Britain’s oldest skeleton for the first time.Beforehand, the facts about Cheddar Man were sparse. His skeleton was unearthed in Gough’s Cave, Cheddar Gorge, Somerset in 1903. He was 5 ft 5, 10 stone, and died in his early twenties about 10,000 years ago.Using the latest sequencing technology, the scientists conducting the full DNA analysis promised to tell us what he looked like, where his ancestors were from, and how he related to us today.The documentary artfully brought the story of Cheddar Man to life. Animated maps of Mesolithic Europe showed bands of hunter gatherers hopping across Doggerland to set up home in Britain. A flint turned into a knife to slice through raw flesh and harpoons were whittled from antlers. But back to the main question. What did he look like? Charismatic Dutch identical twins and prehistoric model-makers Alfons and Adrie Kennis were tasked with the reconstruction. Details started to flood in as DNA was crunched in London. Eyes? Blue. Hair? Dark and curly.The real surprise was skin colour. It turned out he had much darker skin than expected, suggesting that paler skin in Britain and Europe may be a far more recent phenomena than previously thought. We learnt that Cheddar’s ancestors came from the Middle East, which had been suspected but never proven – and that we share his genetic legacy.Even if you’d seen photos already, the reveal was quite something. The model of Cheddar Man looked like a real man, with intelligence, humour and sensibility. And, no, there wasn’t a direct link with the cannibals. But, as one of the scientists said, it may be we have to rethink some of our notions of what it means to be British. Britain’s oldest complete skeleton  Adrie (left) and Alfons Kennis sit beside their full facial reconstruction model of a head based on the skull of Britain’s oldest complete skeletonlast_img read more

London maternity hospital suffers bedbug outbreak

September 25, 2019

A maternity ward has become infested with bedbugs forcing hospital staff to wear protective clothing and a series of deep cleans to be carried out regularly.The 50-bed ward at the King’s College Hospital in South East London has also reduced the number of visiting times for relatives and friends of patients who are staying in the areas suffering the infestation.New mothers arriving and leaving the William Gilliatt Ward at the Denmark Hill site have been issued with appropriate advice about dealing with the problem.A number of patients had written online about being surprised by a series of warnings about the bedbugs that have been placed around the postnatal ward in the maternity department.In recent years, there have been reports of an increase in “super-resistant” bedbugs – often having developed an immunity to chemicals used to kill them – infesting parts of London.One theory behind the rise in reports of the bloodsucking insects suggests holidaymakers returning from foreign hotels may be carrying the bugs. Meanwhile, some experts believe gap year travellers may bring the insects back to the UK after their rucksacks become a breeding ground for them.London and the South East have proven particularly susceptible to outbreaks of infestations. Pest controllers have found insects can mutate and become immune to some chemicals if they receive only a non-lethal dose.The tiny bedbugs, which can hide in mattress seams, are usually transparent unless they have fed on blood, often turning them red.They are capable of reproducing rapidly, with a single insect able to spawn a colony of hundreds in a matter of just weeks. They can also survive for months without feeding.A spokesperson for King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “A number of beds on the postnatal ward in our maternity department are being treated for bedbugs.“Following specialist advice the appropriate treatment is being carried out in the affected areas, which includes deep cleaning.“While the treatment process is ongoing, we have taken the decision to reduce visiting in maternity, and staff working in the affected areas are wearing appropriate protective clothing.“Women being admitted to the unit are being informed of the situation, and those being discharged are being given advice and guidance.”Meanwhile, space technology is being used to track down bedbugs. Dr Geraint Morgan of the Open University is testing a detector he helped create and that was used on the Rosetta comet landing mission to hunt the insects by tracing pheromones they release. 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. read more

More details surface about the LG Optimus Nexus

September 21, 2019

first_imgIt’s that time of the year for fans of the stock Android experience. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus%displayPrice% at %seller% is starting to show sign of age, and it’s right around this time every year that Google takes to the stage an unveils the next Nexus device. There have been no shortage of rumors flying around, everything from five different Nexus devices powered by every popular manufacturer to a tablet and phone combo. Several sources have now come together with details on the next Nexus device, some of which we have confirmed independently, that paint a pretty clear picture of the LG Optimus Nexus.There’s an expectation from several sources that the LG Optimus Nexus would closely resemble the recently LG Optimus G. In fact, according to Android hacker Paul O’Brien the Optimus Nexus will not have the same design as the Optimus G. LG will, however, be supplying their 1280×768 “True HD” IPS screen and the same battery technology found in the Optimus G. It has also been confirmed that the device will have an 8MP camera instead of the 13MP ultra slim camera currently being worked on by LG.Some basic specs have been confirmed as well, namely that the device will be running a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, though no mention yet of clock speed.The LG Optimus Nexus will be released with 8GB and 16GB versions, with no microSD slot available for additional storage. This is far from a shock, especially considering Google’s stance on removable storage. During the Android team fireside chat at I/O this year, it was made clear that Google felt it was a disservice to make so much space available for media and not for apps. These are the same storage options that are available for the Nexus 7 as well, and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is only available from Google at 16GB.Some of these specs seem somehow less than the Optimus G that was recently announced, and that’s not at all surprising. Google’s primary goal for the Nexus devices is to sell then unsubsidized in the Google Play store, as was the goal from the beginning. Releasing a $650-$700 device to the Google Play Store guarantees that very few people will make the investment. Instead, users will just get the phone from whatever carrier it is available on. By releasing the device closer to the $400 price tag we see the Galaxy Nexus at right now, users would be able to purchase the phone outright and add it to whatever network they chose.via MoDaColast_img read more

Microsoft expected to launch Google Glass competitor in 2014

September 21, 2019

first_imgBefore Google Glass was even being whispered about, a leaked document detailing the future of Xbox revealed that Microsoft had designs on building something similar. Late last year, a patent filing for such a device surfaced. Now, apparently, there’s a chance that Microsoft will actually bring the “Fortaleza” augmented reality eyewear to market as early as next year.That’s assuming that you’re willing to take an analyst’s word for it. Topeka Capital Markets’ Brian White dropped a note to investors yesterday that included a predication that Microsoft will indeed challenge Glass in 2014.Wearable computing has been predicted by many to be the next big thing. Samsung is nearly ready to release a smartwatch and rumors persist about Apple having an iWatch ready to sell later this year. Google Glass is being tested extensively in the real world and is already being banned by bars and businesses.If Microsoft wants to be relevant in this space, it’s going to have to make a move soon — otherwise it’ll end up having to dig itself out of a hole like it’s been doing with Windows Phone.There’s no doubt Microsoft will offer something up. Will it be a Google Glass-like set of specs, and will it arrive next year? That’s a possibility, but you certainly can’t call it a lock because of White’s speculation.This is the same analyst who recently predicted that Apple’s not only going to ship its long-rumored HDTV this year, but also include a “9.7-inch mini iTV” that buyers can use to stream content from the set itself. White never addressed the fact that this mini iTV sounds a heck of a lot like an iPad, which can already stream content from other Apple devices.Now, last June White did correctly predict that Apple would launch the iPhone 5 in September. However he also said we’d see refreshed iPad and iPad mini models last month, and, well, that didn’t happen.White’s making an educated guess based on discussions with his industry sources. But today’s Microsoft is a very different beast. The company managed to keep Surface a secret until the launch was imminent.For all we know, Microsoft could have an Xbox Monocle to show off at Build this year ahead of a retail launch this holiday season.last_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Sunday

September 21, 2019

first_imgHere’s What Happened Today: Sunday An assault in Tallaght, a surprise G7 summit visit and an air crash in Mallorca made headlines today. NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Pilates instructor Juliana Campos wearing a Brazilian made carnival costume, ahead of the Notting Hill Carnival, London. Source: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images Sunday 25 Aug 2019, 7:45 PM Share2 Tweet Email 1 Comment Get our daily news round up: 11,582 Views By Cónal Thomascenter_img Aug 25th 2019, 7:45 PM France’s President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump at the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France. Source: PA Wire/PA Images#AMAZON: Hundreds of new fires have begun in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, official data shows.#BREXIT: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the chances of a Brexit deal with the EU are now “touch and go”.#G7 SUMMIT: An official Iranian plane carrying Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif landed in Biarritz in France during the G7 summit.#SPAIN: Seven people were killed in a collision between a helicopter and a small plane on the Spanish island of Mallorca.PARTING SHOTFor what could be one of the last fine days of summer, here’s Ms Nina Simone to play us out.  Source: Onácia Nacinha/YouTube https://jrnl.ie/4781505 A man in his 30s was rushed to hospital after being found with serious head injuries in west Dublin.The government has  been accused of producing a “wall of silence” over the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross asked that government funding to the greyhound industry be terminated in the wake of the RTÉ Investigates programme.Banks subject to the investigation of tracker mortgage complaints are now expected to row back on their planned challenges after a public rebuke by the country’s financial services watchdog.An elderly man died after a single-vehicle collision in Skibbereen, Co Cork yesterday evening. An Irish golf fan was among six people who were injured after lightning struck trees at a golf tournament in the US on Saturday.A man in his 20s was arrested in connection with a serious assault in Co Meath on Saturday morning.THE WORLD Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

September 18, 2019

Giorgio Chiellini Andrea Barzagli renews contracts with Juventus

first_imgTwo Juventus defenders Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli of Juventus have renewed deals with the club; a deal which will keep them with Juventus until 2020 and 2019 respectively.Chiellini has played 26 times in the Bianconeri’s  Serie A last season, while Barzagli was featured 25 times as either center-back and right-back.The two defenders will continue their play with the club for another season which could be a major boost for Juventus to concede an average of 0.7 goals-per-game, win 2.3 points-per-match when they link up together, Spotsmole claimsFranck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.A club statement read:“Side by side they fought, they brought Juventus into #My7H and the historic fourth consecutive Italian cup and now they will continue. Always side by side, to defend the Bianconeri colours with pride, class and passion.“Juventus could not be happier to maintain the services of two men, who for so long have embodies the club’s Fino Alla Fine (to the bitter end) mindset. Here is hoping for further success for both players and the club starting next season.”last_img read more

September 17, 2019

Charges Follow Police and Integrity Commission Investigation

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 31, 2017 – Providenciales – On Monday 27 March 2017 two females working at the Employment Services Unit of the Immigration Department were arrested on suspicion of Uttering numerous amounts of Turks and Caicos Islands Government Work Permit Cards.Following a joint investigation between the RT&CIPF Financial Crime Unit and the Integrity Commission, a 48 year old female of Providenciales was formally charged and caution for 13 counts of uttering forged document, one count of corruption and one count of use of criminal property.   The investigation commenced in November 2016 after number of allegations of Forged Turks and Caicos Islands Work Permits being issued to a number of persons within the Haitian and Dominican Communities.The person charged appeared at court yesterday and was not allowed to enter a plea.   The 48 year old is presently on $10, 000 bail.Press Release: RTCIPF Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

September 17, 2019

Two men shot one dead in Spring Valley shooting

first_img KUSI Newsroom Two men shot, one dead in Spring Valley shooting KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter SPRING VALLEY (KUSI) – Sheriff’s detectives Thursday were investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another man hospitalized in Spring Valley, authorities said.Dispatchers received reports shortly after 11:55 p.m. Wednesday of a shooting in the 10000 block of Campo Road, San Diego County Sheriff’s Lt. Rich Williams said.The circumstances leading up to the shooting were under investigation.Two men, believed to be in their early 30s, were taken to a hospital, where one was pronounced dead, Williams said. The victim’s name was withheld pending family notification.The other man was treated for at least one gunshot wound, which was not believed to be life-threatening, Williams said.A motive for the shooting is unclear. A description of the suspect or suspects was not immediately available.Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call sheriff’s homicide investigators during business hours at (858) 285-6330 or during non-business hours at (858) 565-5200. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can also call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. September 27, 2018 Posted: September 27, 2018last_img read more

Federal bill introduced to fund Erins Law

September 9, 2019

first_imgErin Merryn, a victim of sexual abuse as a child, testified last year in the House Education Committee on House Bill 233, also known as Erin’s Law. Rep. Geran Tarr is the bill sponsor. (Photo by Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska)Three U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would fund the implementation of Erin’s Law in states where it’s been adopted.The bill would amend the Child Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention Act of 1965 and define standards sexual abuse awareness and prevention programs must meet to qualify for funding.The bill requires the program’s curriculum “be based upon an assessment of objective data” in order to improve student safety and health, and to strengthen parent and community engagement. The program must also consider input from teachers, principals, school leaders and parents.Programs funded by the grant would be required to undergo a periodic third-party evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the program. Schools would be required to use the results of the evaluation to improve their program.The final clause in the bill prohibits the federal government from mandating, directing or controlling the programs developed by local schools.The Alaska Legislature passed a version of Erin’s Law — the Alaska Safe Children’s Act — last month during a special session. The bill was first introduced during the 2014 session by Rep. Geran Tarr of Anchorage. The bill died in committee, but was reintroduced in 2015 by Republicans and Democrats from the House and Senate.After a thorough reworking and much controversy, the legislature passed the bill introduced by Rep. Charisse Millett, a Republican from Anchorage, during a special session in June.U.S. Senate Bill 1665 was released just as Congress was breaking for the Fourth of July. Spokespersons for Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Sen. Dan Sullivan and Rep. Don Young all said the lawmakers were looking forward to reviewing the bill.Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif, are sponsoring the bill.last_img read more

September 3, 2019

Road crash leaves schoolgirl dead in Cumilla

first_imgA schoolgirl was killed in Cumilla Tuesday.A schoolgirl was killed and another injured when a bus knocked her down on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway at Gomta in Chandina upazila, Cumilla on Tuesday, says UNB.The deceased is Aklima Akter, 16, a student of Gomta Isakia High School and daughter of Aboti Mia of Bhabtipara in Muradnagar upazila.Manirul Islam, in-charge of Eliotganj police camp, said the accident took place in the area when a speeding bus knocked her down while she was returning home from school, leaving her dead on the spot.A man was also injured in the accident and he was taken to local hospital.last_img read more

Doctor Who Episode 1 Jodie Whittaker Shines in Solid Start

September 1, 2019

first_imgJodie Whittaker is 100% my Doctor. Couldn’t have asked for a better premiere. #DoctorWho @DoctorWho_BBCA— Matthew Vlossak (@MatthewVlossak) October 7, 2018 Joy unbound watching my girls watching female #DoctorWho from behind the sofa cushions. Old traditions regenerated. — Sophie Walker (@SophieRunning) October 7, 2018 Literally never watched an episode of #DoctorWho before. Watching in now cos I’m quite excited by the prospect of a Yorkshire accented woman playing such a legendary role. Go Jodie! — Jo Grady (@DrJoGrady) October 7, 2018 HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster How often do little girls see women on telly FIXING and MAKING stuff? Bravo. #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/BK0mk9bLPA— Caroline Green (@carolinesgreen) October 7, 2018 Woowho all the way!an absolutely brilliant new series on every level #DoctorWho @BBCOne edge of sofa totally immersed ! JodieWhitaker gave it to us with both hearts ♥ & the whole team made me one very happy old companion knew DW wouldnt let us down— KatyManning Official (@ManningOfficial) October 7, 2018 This article contains spoilers for “The Woman Who Fell to Earth,” episode one of Doctor Who season 11.Well, that was exciting.Jodie Whittaker brilliantly led a new cast and crew through all of space and time Sheffield Sunday night in the premiere of Doctor Who.The hugely anticipated debut—of Whittaker, three new companions, and showrunner Chris Chibnall—did not disappoint, packing action, humor, heart, nostalgia, and purpose into one 63-minute romp.Ryan Sinclair introduces the episode with a homegrown YouTube video describing “the greatest woman I ever met.”Only 19 years old, Ryan (26-year-old Tosin Cole) was taken in by his grandmother, Grace, when his mom died six years before. Plagued by coordination disorder dyspraxia, he still can’t ride a bike—and doesn’t much appreciate Grace and husband Graham O’Brien’s attempts to teach him.When the frustrated (and curiously strong) teenager chucks his two-wheeler into the woods, he sets himself on a life-changing track toward adventure.Jodie Whittaker makes her debut as the Thirteenth Doctor (via BBC)It’s there he runs into Yasmin Khan (30-year-old Mandip Gill), an old school friend-cum-second-year probationary police officer keen for a challenge—sent to the forest to investigate the giant blue glowing Hershey Kiss that appeared “out of nowhere.”Meanwhile, on a train stopped between Hathersage and Grindleford, Grace (Sharon D. Clarke) and Graham (Bradley Walsh) find themselves in a heap of trouble. Enter: A mysterious woman, unable to remember her name, who crash lands in the carriage, right between the frightened travelers and a tentacled invader pulsing with angry electricity.Confused but willing, the unlikely quartet follow this fast-talking, nonsensical, alien-alleging character—dressed in tattered clothes and clunky boots—on a wild goose chase around South Yorkshire, ending with a surprising death and an unsurprising partnership.New season, new companions (via BBC)A throwback to the show’s 1960s roots, the plot (in all its ludicrousness) is classic Who: Aliens wreak havoc on Earth, various locals become entangled in the process, the Doctor mocks the Big Bad and gives a righteous speech before defeating the villain.“We’re all capable of the most incredible change,” Whittaker’s Doctor tells Tim Shaw (the humanized name she gives to brute Tzim-Sha of the Stenza). “We can evolve, while still staying true to who we are. We can honor who we’ve been and choose who we want to be next.”The appeal is equal parts pep talk, homily, and lecture. But perhaps more importantly, it’s a lead in for the singularly greatest moment of this episode: “Bit of adrenaline, dash of outrage, and a hint of panic knitted my brain back together. I know exactly who I am,” Whittaker declares. “I’m the Doctor.”My giddiness scared the cat out of the room.center_img A complete beautiful reinvention of #DoctorWho. So relatable, down to earth, with such character and sense of place. A great new Doctor too. And we immediately love all her friends. Drama, scares and comedy for all the family. Brilliant.— Paul_Cornell (@Paul_Cornell) October 7, 2018 Jodie: I know exactly who I am.I’M THE DOCTOR. #DoctorWhoMe: pic.twitter.com/rXpt8ttTr7— aricia (@edmvnds) October 7, 2018Behind all of that excitement, though, is an emphasis on characterization—something sorely lacking since the long-ago days of Russell T. Davies.Precocious and competent, Yaz is still a bit vague. But Ryan’s dyspraxia and painful family history, and Graham’s in-remission cancer give them depth, a little extra meat for viewers to snack on. Here’s to hoping our eager-beaver policewoman gets the same treatment as the series goes on.In exchange for three-dimensional characters, though, we were treated to a rather clumsy storyline, featuring DNA bombs, inconsistencies, and so many questions.The Doctor to the rescue (via BBC)“Don’t be scared. All of this is new to you and new can be scary,” the Doctor tells Graham, a disbeliever ready to walk away from the situation entirely. “Now we all want answers. Stick with me, you might get some.”Preferably, how she survived that fall to Earth. But I’ll also take an explanation for where and when the TARDIS is, and how Chris Noth landed a guest-starring role on the British TV staple.The bottom line: Jodie Whittaker is entirely worthy of this groundbreaking role. Tosin Cole and Yasmin Gill (though hard accept as 19-year-olds) are likable and intriguing, with so much room to grow. And I don’t hate Bradley Walsh.This is a solid start to what I expect will be a fun, fresh season. And I’m not the only one. Stay on target That was the most ‘Doctor Who’ episode of Doctor Who for a long time. Jodie Whittaker has nailed it at the first attempt. #doctorwho⁠ ⁠⁠ ⁠ pic.twitter.com/mEVgVf3MIn— Jeff Howells (@JeffHowells72) October 7, 2018 My show’s back! My Doctor’s back! And I couldn’t be happier! #JodieWhittaker IS #DoctorWho! If that wasn’t obvious before, it is now (whether you like it or not)! Series 11 is going to be an absolute blast! I’m already anxious for next week’s adventure! pic.twitter.com/CJ5zrCLUrw— Sean Livingston (@TimeLordNeas) October 7, 2018Doctor Who glossary (for all your British-to-American-English needs):Cuppa: A cup of teaGet in: An expression of victory or happinessNVQ (National Vocational Qualification): A work-based aptitude test that recognizes the skills and knowledge a person needs to do a jobWind up: To tease or irritate someonelast_img read more

August 31, 2019

Displaying the aura of colours

first_imgLife is a vast array of colours that present an aura of emotions expressed in various artistic forms, but it is only imagination and innovation that drives artists to present this in ways that often perplex the common viewer.And when artists with different ways of looking at their environs come together, the result will be something that will be pleasing to the eye and satisfying to the soul.The exhibition which will continue till 9 March is a group show of established and upcoming artists, exhibiting a harmonious blend of contemporary and modern styles of paintings. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The foray has canvases with an array of colours and an aura of various artworks combined with emotions expressing each artist’s mindset and a certain theme that he or she wants to share with the discerning viewer.The curator of the exhibition, Savita Agarwal says that the artist’s vision, perception, imagination and depiction of his thought process is depicted with such clarity that life is infused in the art and it speaks for itself and takes the viewer into the soul of the painting.The moods and moments of the work depend on the artists’ state of mind at the particular point of time he is depicting with his brush and colours.This one’s for the art lovers so head over and make sure you get a look into the magic the 13 have created.WHEN: On till 9 MarchWHERE: Epicentre, Sector 44 Gurgaonlast_img read more

August 27, 2019

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first_imgNews | June 03, 2010 Low Dose SPECT Imaging Helps Reduce Radiation Exposure News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. June 3, 2010 – A single photon emission tomography (SPECT) system may significantly reduce patient and staff radiation exposure by using significantly less radioactive imaging agent.Spectrum Dynamics, developer of the new D-SPECT cardiac imaging system, is announcing the two studies of the system are now underway at this weekend’s Society for Nuclear Medicine (SNM) Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City.The system uses less technetium-99m (Tc-99m) isotope than conventional cameras, which reduces the radiation dose to the patient, medical staff and allows more studies to be performed every day. Also, newly published multicenter trial results in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology show D-SPECT provides myocardial perfusion imaging quality equivalent to conventional SPECT imaging in less time.Spectrum Dynamics will exhibit the system at its booth, 501, at the SNM meeting.For more information: www.spectrum-dynamics.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more Related Content News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read more News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more last_img read more

August 10, 2019

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first_imgSome travellers have complained of dubious practices by some disreputable car hire companies.Double-charging, charging for non-existent damage or parking tickets that were never issued appearing on credit card statements months after you’ve rented, are some of the scams being reported.Marcus Gibson, editor of the Gibson Index, recommends taking a picture of your car at the start and end of the hire period and telling the rental company you’ve done so.This helps to dissuade unscrupulous car hire firms from taking liberties and means you’ve got evidence of the car’s condition when you returned it.Got a travel tip? Email sam@skyscanner.netRead more Travel TipsReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedDisabled travel: expert advice for planning your trip to Rio 2016 and beyondWith the Olympic and Paralympic Games quickly approaching, Skyscanner and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have teamed up to bring together travel advice and information for disabled travellers heading to Rio this summer.Skyscanner’s first left hand driving schoolWith a quarter of British travellers afraid to drive abroad, we offered one off free classes at our unique ‘Left Hand Driving School’.Top 10 travel scams and how to avoid themWondering how to stay safe when abroad? Start by brushing up on the most common travel scams, and more importantly, how to avoid them.last_img read more

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