Mirvish selling Toronto highrise condo development to Great Gulf

first_imgTORONTO – The Great Gulf real estate group is buying a high-profile, high-rise development in Toronto’s entertainment district from Ed Mirvish Enterprises.The Mirvish+Gehry project currently calls for two towers — one 82 storeys and the other 92 storeys — near the Princess of Wales theatre on King Street West.Terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed in Monday’s announcement.The initial proposal announced in 2012 called for the demolition of the theatre — one of several venues owned by the Mirvish family — to make room for a third tower.Mirvish has scaled back the scope of the development in response to local objection to the height and density of the development, which will include retail, office, institutional, hospitality and condominium suites in downtown Toronto.The area is home to some of Toronto’s major entertainment venues including the Bell Lightbox, which is home to the Toronto International Film Festival, Roy Thomson Hall and the Mirvish-owned Royal Alexandra theatre.last_img read more

Countrys most talked about fashion event concludes

first_imgThe Summer edition of Asian Designer week hosted the extremely anticipated eighth edition at Vivanta by Taj Dwarka, New Delhi.The event, which started on a great note on April 27, 2019, put up a spectacular display of hottest trends to watch out for by some of the renowned and established designers. The mega fashion event was presented by Asian Fashion Design Council (AFDC). Designers like Rosy Ahluwalia, Aubhadip Mitra, Sonia Gaba, and others showcased their collection on Day 1. Thereafter, students from DIA, Jabalpur along with NextGen designers like Muskan Sainik and Bhawna Verma, Shreya Gupta, Radhika Karwa, VIDM from Bihar, Pavani Mehra and NIIFD Mumbai took away the hearts of people with the amazing designs they presented. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe day ended with ultimate collection by New Gen designer Sitara by Chandani and Ruchika. Day 2 was opened by young and aspiring designers from across the country. Manpreet, who was last seen in MTV’s show, walked the ramp for DV by DishaVadgama – an Ahmedbad based designer. Also, Robert Naorem ruled the ramp on Day 2. His collection was about handlooms textiles of North Eastern state Manipur blended with power loom textiles. Actress Shibani Dandekar also walked the ramp for budding designer Kraft Corridor. The veteran designer Rina Dhaka showcased her collection called Dark bewitching blooms. Speaking on the occasion, Vivek Rawat, creative director of Asian Designer week said, “Our objective is to give platform to the budding designers, who have the potential to take their fashion labels to global markets.”last_img read more

First Nations gather for powwow commemorating Regina residential school

TROY FLEECE / Regina Leader-Post The grand march of the The Regina Indian Industrial School (RIIS) Powwow which was held beside the Cowessess Gas and Grocery Store just east of Regina. After walking more than 20 kilometres to bring the spirits of children buried in unmarked graves, a group of nine people was welcomed with drums and singing into the Regina Indian Industrial School Powwow.Under sunny skies and a massive tent, First Nations from across Treaty 4 territory — including Ochapowace, Kahkewistahaw and Zagime — gathered on Cowessess First Nations’ urban land southeast of Regina on Saturday afternoon.Dancers — both young and old — took to the circle in the middle of the tent in intricate and brightly coloured ceremonial regalia, commemorating the children lying in unmarked graves at the Regina Indian Industrial School (RIIS) site.But for Chief Cadmus Delorme, and the others who walked with him, the event started much earlier.Around 9 a.m. the group set off on foot from the RIIS gravesite just west of the city, walking more than 20 kilometres in four hours to reach the powwow. Four kokums (grandmothers) also walked the entire distance, and Delorme said when his strength was flagging toward the end, he looked to those women and felt stronger.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Delorme explained that the walk was to bring the spirits of the children buried in the RIIS gravesite to the event so they could heal as well.“The purpose of this is for us to all heal collectively on Treaty 4, so what we did is we walked those spirits here,” he said.“We wanted to heal a little bit by walking those spirits to a powwow that’s in Regina, so this powwow is for the Regina people, but at the same time the Regina Indian Industrial School has some closure.” The RIIS operated between 1891 and 1910, and it is not known how many students died there.Glenn Pelletier, one of the event organizers and a member of Cowessess First Nation, is a residential school survivor. He attended the Lebret Indian Industrial Residential School for two years.A traditional First Nations dancer himself, Pelletier said dancing at a powwow like this also helps him heal.“We can’t dwell on that hurt or that pain. We have to go above it … To dance and then see everybody here together, it just lifts the heart,” he said.“It’s really important that we work together collectively and that we do things together to strengthen who we are, what we are and what we want to be.”This is the second annual Regina Indian Industrial School Powwow.lgiesbrecht@postmedia.com read more

Mandela Annan Gates urge world to Say Yes for children

Called “Say Yes for Children,” the campaign will reach every part of the globe to rally people behind ten overarching principles to protect and promote child rights. More than a simple sign-up campaign, the effort will focus on the serious issues children face today and is intended to galvanize action at all levels of society, from political leaders to ordinary citizens. “Here is an opportunity to let leaders throughout the world know that we expect them to act, sooner rather than later, to ensure the rights of every child,” said former South African President Nelson Mandela. “And to each one of you who is hearing about this campaign, I remind you of your own power and obligation to make the world a better place for children.” The 10 principles of Say Yes build on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most ratified international human rights treaty ever, and the 1990 World Summit for Children, where nations committed themselves to specific goals for children and young people. The goal of Say Yes is to build a groundswell of support that will push leaders to live up to these commitments at September’s United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Children. “The Special Session will indeed be a special moment in history – a time for world leaders to commit themselves to specific actions to help the children of the world,” said UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. “Say Yes for Children is an opportunity for all of us to show them the way, and to give visibility and a voice to the children who need it most.” The 10 principles are the following: leave no child out; put children first; care for every child; fight HIV/AIDS; stop harming and exploiting children; listen to children; educate every child; protect children from war; protect the earth for children; and fight poverty: invest in children. They were developed by the Global Movement for Children, a broad-based coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to children’s rights and well-being. Founding organizations include the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), PLAN International, Save the Children, Netaid.org Foundation, World Vision and the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX TSX Venture Exchange

Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,055.89, up 15.46 points):Mart Resources, Inc. (TSX:MMT). Oil and gas. Down 18 cents, or 11.32 per cent, to $1.41 on 7.7 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down two cents, or 0.72 per cent, to $2.77 on 5 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial services. Up 41 cents, or 2.00 per cent, to $20.90 on 4 million shares.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Down 35 cents, or 1.62 per cent, to $21.30 on 3.2 million shares.Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Down 43 cents, or 0.92 per cent, to $46.32 on 3.1 million shares.Crocotta Energy Inc. (TSX:CTA). Oil and gas. Up five cents, or 1.14 per cent, to $4.44 on 2.9 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (1,006.05, up 7.36 points):TheScore, Inc. (TSXV:SCR). Entertainment. Up two cents, or 7.41 per cent, to 29 cents on 5.7 million shares.Keek Inc. (TSXV:KEK). Online media. Up one cent, or 7.69 per cent, to 14 cents on 2.6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Up 45 cents, or 0.87 per cent, to $51.96 on 1.7 million shares. Ottawa was scheduled to release its long-awaited decision on Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline after the market close. The $7-billion, 1,200-kilometre pipeline would link Alberta’s oilsands to the British Columbia coast. Many First Nations are against the Northern Gateway, and have threatened to take the federal government to court if the project gets the green light.Metro Inc. (TSX:MRU). Retail. Up 42 cents, or 0.63 per cent, to $66.80 on 410,236 shares. The supermarket chain is buying a majority stake in leading Quebec bakery Premiere Moisson for an undisclosed price. The Colpron-Fiset family, which founded the bakery in 1992, will retain 25 per cent of the company and continue to manage its 23 stores and three production plants.Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP). Consumer packaged goods. Down 27 cents, or 0.43 per cent, to $62.87 on 343,820 shares. The Montreal-based dairy food giant is no longer accepting milk from Chilliwack Cattle Sales, a British Columbia farm where a number of employees were captured on video beating cattle, and says it is leading the charge for reform in animal treatment.Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX:VRX). Drug manufacturer. Up $1.56, or 1.22 per cent, to $129.10 on 993,340 shares. The company says it sees no need to once again raise its offer for Allergan even though the Botox maker’s refusal to negotiate has hurt Valeant’s share price and reduced the value of its bid. Chief executive Michael Pearson said Tuesday that he expects Valeant’s share price will recover. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 17, 2014 3:00 pm MDT read more

Armani Reeves effort becoming the standard for Ohio State football defensive backs

Then-sophomore cornerback Armani Reeves prepares for a play during a game against Florida A&M Sept. 21 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 76-0.Credit: Kaily Cunningham / Multimedia editorIt was Bradley Roby and Doran Grant.Heading into last football season, the cornerback position at Ohio State had been decided — there were no ifs, ands or buts about it. Then-redshirt-junior Roby had earned his spot the season before and then-junior Grant was tapped to replace Travis Howard in the lineup.But on July 21, a wrench was thrown into that plan. With Roby facing charges of misdemeanor battery in Monroe County, Ind., someone had to step up and take his place in the starting lineup as he served his one-game suspension from coach Urban Meyer.That player was Armani Reeves. The then-sophomore cornerback made his first career start against Buffalo Aug. 31 in a 40-20 win.Although Reeves didn’t see much of the field for much of the remainder of the season — he was forced to watch from the bench behind Roby in the depth chart — he heads into the 2014 season, alongside Grant, as one of the two expected starters at corner.“I feel ready,” Reeves said Thursday. “I feel confident. I think that’s half the battle when you’re corner, just know that you can do the jobs … I’m going to play with confidence and I know I can do this job, so I’m not worried at all.”Starting three games last season — against Buffalo, San Diego State Sept. 7 and Clemson in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 3 — Reeves recorded 16 solo tackles last season and had an interception.Reeves returns to a unit that lost Roby as well as safeties Christian Bryant and C.J. Barnett, a unit that finished the year ranked 112th in the country in pass defense.But Reeves said he feels he has fit into the starting line well, and knows his teammates have confidence in him to replace Roby.“I feel like they see a good side of me. I try to be a nice person so that helps,” Reeves said. “We’re all working really hard, and when you have confidence in each other that just makes a defense that much better … When I have confidence in the D-line and they have confidence in me, that makes it so much easier to do your job.”Reeves added that poor numbers from last season will serve as a drive to improve for the Buckeyes in the upcoming season.“I wouldn’t say it hurts, I would say it motivates us,” Reeves said. “Obviously everybody knows the pass defense last year, it had its ups and downs. This year we’ve got a fresh start and we’re going to come out hungry. Only thing that can do is to motivate you to play better than you did last year.”Cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs said Reeves will be successful because he works harder than anybody else on the field, going as far as to say Reeves “became the standard.”“Anybody that’s watched him play … You never have a question about how hard he’s going to go,” Coombs said. “So he’s already got that, and what a great thing for him. Right? So when I walk into my meeting room and I say, ‘OK, who’s the hardest playing guy in this room?’ Day one, that’s what I asked my guys in my unit, and they all said ‘Armani.’”Like many of the other players, Reeves is having to make the transition from a member of the younger group to a seasoned veteran who has more responsibility on his shoulders this year.In years past, Reeves said Roby was the person he always looked to, but now he has to teach some of the lessons the NFL-bound cornerback taught him.“It’s definitely weird because I looked up to him (Roby), he’s like my older brother … It’s kind of weird not having him here anymore, but I take the things that he taught me and put it to the younger guys and do the same thing that he did (for) me,” Reeves said. “There (were) times where we’ll be out here, just talking football, just trying to get me better and that’s what I try to do with the young guys … He’s one of the greatest DBs we’ve ever had here, and obviously I want the young guys and myself to be one of the greatest when we leave.”Grant, who started all 14 games last season, said Reeves is prepared to take that next step and be a go-to starter for the Buckeyes.“I feel like he’s ready. He’s been playing well this spring,” Grant said Thursday. “He’s been working hard in the offseason, training, taking coaching. He’s leading also, his voice is up, passing the energy … And he has the experience also.”Even though Reeves is likely to be the starter opposite Grant, there is no guarantee he will see as much of the field as starters have in the past.With young players like redshirt-freshmen Eli Apple and Gareon Conley, as well as incoming freshmen Damon Webb and Marshon Lattimore, Coombs said he plans on playing more than just two corners.“We’re going to play more than two, Gareon is right in the mix, Eli Apple has had a very good spring,” Coombs said Thursday. “He’s over some health issues that really had gone undetected. So I’m really excited about that and I’m eager. And I tell you what, those two freshmen coming in are going to have a chance to play. We’re going to play more than two corners that’s for sure.”Although Reeves will likely be on the field when the season starts Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, he isn’t likely to be truly tested in that game. The Midshipmen were one of only two teams in the country who averaged less than 100 yards per game through the air last season, finishing 124th in the country.But Reeves said when it comes to next season, as long as the effort is there, the defense will be up to standards.“We’ll get there,” Reeves said. “It’s a process. We just put a lot of new things in and we’ll get there. I’m not worried about it at all. As long as we play hard right now, that’s all we can ask for.”Kickoff for the season opener is set for noon. read more

Harquail family invests to advance mineral exploration research at Laurentian University

first_imgDavid Harquail announced this week that his family foundation is making a C$10 million investment to support Laurentian University’s Department of Earth Sciences and its Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC). The University’s Board of Governors has unanimously decided to honour the Harquail family by renaming the Department of Earth Sciences as the Harquail School of Earth Sciences and associate ongoing MERC efforts with the Harquail name. A celebration of the Harquail family’s generosity will be held in the coming weeks.“Laurentian University is already a global leader in mineral exploration research,” explained David Harquail. “This is a step towards making Laurentian the leading center for mineral exploration research in the world. Laurentian has mining in its DNA with its location next to mines and a cluster of mining related government departments and research agencies on campus. Success will come from the development of new concepts and tools to find the next generation of ore deposits.”An C$8.4 million endowment will be created to support new research chairs, lab equipment and supplies, technical support and scholarships for international PhD students. The balance of C$1.6 million will allow for the immediate recruitment of a Research Chair in Exploration Targeting and other support. “We are immensely grateful to the Harquail family for this transformative gift,” said Dr Douglas Tinkham, Director of the Harquail School of Earth Sciences. “The mining industry’s exploration efforts are at a low ebb and are focused on the near term. The university is committed to the longer term science that could lead to new discoveries. This investment helps us to build the capacity to do that science.”“This research is fundamental because the discovery of ore bodies creates value for all of society,” said Harquail. “Mining companies deliver that value by building and operating the mines. And that value is shared with all levels of government, the First Nations and the overall economy through the multiplier effect. None of this can happen without that initial discovery.”“Canada disproportionately benefits from its entrepreneurial strength in global mineral exploration. Even discoveries outside of Canada contribute to the well-being of Canadians. Canada’s resource entrepreneurs have been among the most generous philanthropists in this country benefiting many universities, hospitals and other institutions,” added Harquail.The Harquail School of Earth Sciences is the fourth school in less than five years renamed in recognition of eight-figure private gifts at Laurentian University from Canadian resource entrepreneurs, following the Bharti School of Engineering, the Goodman School of Mines and the McEwen School of Architecture. “This investment from the Harquail family is an exceptional gesture of support for our faculty, staff and students in Earth Sciences, and we believe it is also a testament to the momentum and growing national recognition of our university,” said Laurentian President and Vice-Chancellor Dominic Giroux.last_img read more

Lanterns lit in tribute to missing April Jones

first_imgAS THE SEARCH continues for five-year-old April Jones, locals released Chinese lanterns into the sky in tribute to her last night.Sky News reports that the lanterns were lit after Jones’ parents asked for people to remember their little girl. It has been a week since April disappeared from near her home in the Welsh town.The Telegraph reports that police said they have to prepare for the time “when we accept that we might never find April” after more than seven days of intense searching.Yesterday, Mark Bridger (46), appeared in court on a number of charges, including abduction and murder. He was also accused of unlawfully disposing of and concealing April’s body with intent to pervert the course of justice.He appeared at Aberystwyth Magistrates’ court where he was remanded in custody to appear before Caernarfon Crown Court tomorrow.Bridger was described as being “emotional” during his court appearance.Read: April Jones murder suspect “tearful” in court>last_img read more

Facebook to unveil new Android home on April 4 possibly on the

first_imgFacebook has sent out invitations to an event on April 4th that teased “Come See Our New Home on Android.” Speculation is running rampant that Facebook will finally reveal the oft-rumored Facebook Phone, but there’s a good possibility that its old friend HTC will be on hand to show off the HTC Myst. The Myst could be the duo’s third attempt at building an Android phone with deep Facebook integration.It has been said several times that Facebook doesn’t need to build its own phone. That’s because pretty much every smartphone on the market is already a Facebook phone because its apps are not only available, they’re among the most widely-installed mobile apps in the world. Although, the experience isn’t always ideal, and it’s not as seamless as Facebook would like.What Facebook wants is for its apps to integrate tightly with every phone function that’s remotely tied to what its users do on the website. Contact information. Calendar events. Photos. Messaging. Where’s the best place to go for this kind of integration? Android, of course. HTC and Facebook gave this a go with the Salsa and Cha Cha. The devices appealed to a certain crowd, but weren’t a runaway success by any means. This time around will be different.HTC is a company that’s ready to fight. It’s been pushed aside by Samsung and is now facing a mobile onslaught from the likes of LG and Sony, and CEO Peter Chou has already said he’ll step down if HTC can’t turn things around.Assuming the HTC Myst is part of the big reveal, the trick will be convincing Facebook’s millions of mobile users that there’s a compelling reason to buy this phone. The seamless Facebook experience will matter to some, for sure, but HTC can lure others in with features like an Ultrapixel camera. A low price tag wouldn’t hurt, either.It certainly looks like the Myst could be a mid-range device. Leaked specs include a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 4.3-inch 720p display. As for the all-important rear-facing camera, it’s rumored to be feature a 5MP sensor. The HTC One’s Ultrapixel camera is reported as a 4MP shooter, so that could mean HTC has opted for a more traditional setup in the Myst. It could also be an inaccuracy in the leaked specs, but perhaps we’ll find out for sure on April 4.The date lines up nicely, since the HTC Myst just stopped by the FCC a few days ago. Will it be in attendance to show off Facebook’s new Android Home?last_img read more

Images chocs sur les paquets de cigarettes la mesure adoptée en France

first_imgImages chocs sur les paquets de cigarettes : la mesure adoptée en France, la campagne de la Grande-Bretagne en imagesFrance – La lutte contre le tabagisme franchit une nouvelle étape. La ministre de la Santé Roselyne Bachelot a en effet signé l’arrêté stipulant que des photos chocs devront désormais occuper 40% de la surface du recto des paquets de cigarettes.Cette mesure devait être mise en place pour la fin 2009. Alors que des pays comme la Belgique, le Royaume-Uni et la Finlande l’ont déjà adoptée, la France y a recours à son tour. À lire aussiCanicule : voici où il faut aller vivre pour échapper à la chaleurRoselyne Bachelot, déterminée, a déclaré aujourd’hui sur RMC : “Jusque là, pour combattre le tabagisme qui fait 60.000 décès par an, des morts évitables, il y avait des messages, par exemple ‘fumer tue, fumer nuit à la fécondité’. Et j’ai signé hier soir l’arrêté qui impose ce qu’on appelle les images chocs sur les paquets de cigarettes, ce qui fera que 40% du recto du paquet comportera des images comme celle […] d’un cancer du larynx. Nous avons quatorze types d’images chocs. Il faut que les nouveaux paquets aient cette image choc. Nous autorisons pendant un an les fabricants à écouler les stocks existants, mais dans un an : terminé ! Sur tous les paquets, il y aura ces images chocs”. Des images choquantes, provoquant des réactions de dégoût, seront donc utilisées. L’image d’un cancer du poumon, ou celle d’un bébé enfumé, sera-t-elle efficace ? On peut en douter, sachant que l’adoption de l’arrêté par la Belgique n’a pas empêché la population du nord de la France de continuer à acheter ses cigarettes dans le pays, où les tarifs du tabac sont toujours avantageux. Pour avoir une idée de cette prochaine campagne, visualisez celle déjà en place en Grande-Bretagne : https://www.maxisciences.com/tabac/la-campagne-choc-anti-tabac-menee-outre-manche_art6938.html Le 16 avril 2010 à 12:02 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

2017 Nassau Grouper Closed Season ends February 28 2017

first_img Bahamas Govt warned not to extend Nassau Grouper season Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, February 6, 2017 – The Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR) would like to remind all fishing interests, restaurants and general public that Tuesday, February 28th will be the final day of the closed season for Nassau Grouper for 2017.Fishers are reminded of Regulation 14 of the Fisheries Protection Regulations, as amended, that states that:Any person who takes or is in possession of, or sells, any marine product smaller than the legal size commits an offence.For the purpose of this regulation the legal size means, in relation to –(ca) Nassau Grouper –(i) A minimum length of 21 inches; and(ii) A maximum length of 35 inchesThe DECR appeals to citizens, residents and visitors in the Turks & Caicos Islands, to familiarise themselves with and to uphold the Fisheries Regulations, and urges all responsible citizens to call DECR at 338 4170 or environment@gov.tc to report any violations.#MagneticMediaNews #NassauGrouper Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #NassauGrouper Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Effort in place to revive Nome National Forest

first_imgDownload AudioNome is a community surrounded on all sides by either treeless tundra or ocean. This time of year, sled dogs and a wave of tourists flood the city’s streets for the annual Iditarod Trail Race. It is also the only time of year visitors will have the opportunity to wander through a truly unique kind of evergreen forest.Cutouts in a Nome garage (Photo by Mitchell Borden)Three men repair and paint a variety of large plywood cutouts. There’s a duck, Mickey Mouse, and various other shapes scattered throughout a vacant garage. Painting is not Mitch Erickson’s normal weekend activity. Erickson is the ringleader of the group that is diligently preparing colorful decorations to disperse out on the sea ice. Volunteer Charlie Painter may not have found himself painting a large yellow duck if it hadn’t been for a particular motivation.As Painter said,”I hope Mitch is going to look favorably on me and buy beer later.”If you gaze out from Nome’s front street this time of year, you will see Norton Sound covered with ice that extends to the horizon. By this time next week, the giant yellow duck and the community’s old Christmas trees will dot the frozen ocean a unique site for a community surrounded by tundra peppered only with willows and musk ox. Mitch Erickson and the rest of the crew are trying to revive the Nome National Forest, a tradition that has all but died out.Erickson says the forest began as a creative way for the community to discard their Christmas trees.He states, “The history behind it is somebody put a Christmas tree out there and another person and another person. The next thing you know it became a tradition.” Erickson says reviving the Nome National Forest was Mayor Richard Beneville’s idea.According to Erickson, their strategies for gathering trees has so far been, “The Mayor Drives around and says “Hey Mitch I saw a tree at so and so location go get it”. So I go get it and now ones shot at me yet.”Mayor Beneville states his main reason for bring back the forest is, “Because I am Mayor and I want it, how is that for a reason that may sound egotistical but it, you know the mayor has some power.”The original founder and a few organizers of the Nome National Forest passed away so there have not been trees on the ice for at least 3 years. Mayor Beneville believes re-establishing this event and others like it will draw more tourists downtown for the festivities that take place during the Iditarod Trail Race.As he puts the finishing touches on a plywood ghost and listens to the radio, Charlie Painter, is not thinking of tourism but rather what the trees and cutouts bring to Nome’s view.Painter reflects, “It’s a pretty cool thing I gotta admit. You look out on the ocean and there’s nothing to look at. Its just a sea of white and it is beautiful in itself, but its kinda cool to look at something and these cutouts are pretty cool to look at.”Mayor Beneville wants this so bad that he has even created a radio add to ask residents for their discarded Christmas trees.Beneville hopes to rejuvenate this classic Nome tradition. The Mayor and the rest of the volunteers expect to set up the trees and cutouts in time for Iditarod spectators and dogs teams that will arrive in less than two weeks. The Mayor is already planning for the Nome National Forest to return next year.He says, “Next year I want to get back up to 100 trees, Yeah! who else but a bunch of Nomies put Christmas trees out and a make a forest out of it. I think it is very cool.”last_img read more

Imam recruitment turns violent man killed in clash

first_imgMap of SylhetAn elderly man was killed and ten others injured in a clash between two groups over recruitment of an imam (Islamic cleric) in a mosque in Sylhet’s Gosainpur village under Kanaighat municipality on Friday, according to UNB.The deceased was Md Ali, 60, of the same village.Locals said two groups locked into an altercation after Juma prayers over recruitment of an imam at the mosque ahead of the month of Ramadan.At one stage, the clash became a fierce one that left eleven people injured.Later, severely injured Ali was rushed to Kanaighat Health Complex where the on-duty physician declared him dead.On information, police rushed there and brought the situation under control said Abdul Ahad, officer-in-charge of Kanaighat police station.However, additional forces have been deployed after the clash.last_img read more

This Kirby is an adorable magnetic allconsuming nightmare god

first_imgLet’s talk about how terrifying Kirby is. He looks like a cute pink ball, but he can consume anything and take its power. This was especially horrifying in Kirby Triple Deluxe, where the Hypernova power-up made him a world-destroying vacuum. I still remember seeing a Waddle-dee cling futilely to a pipe, trying not to get sucked in as Kirby consumed the stage. That actually happened in the game.But he’s a Nintendo mascot, and of course he has action figures and other toys. This one is the Good Smile Nendoroid Kirby, a Japanese collectible figure and the first Loot Drop video we have in an all-new format. Watch, understand the horror, and then we’ll talk about the toy.Like all Nendoroids and Figmas (Good Smile’s on-model collector figures, while Nendoroids are super deformed figures, though Kirby is literally both at the same time), Kirby comes with a bunch of accessories. He has four different faces (happy, angry, sucking, and full mouth), two feet, three hands (including one with a peg for holding accessories), a star rod, a sword, a Link hat, a fireball, a fire hat, and a clear articulated stand.Kirby’s body is split evenly in half. The front half consists of whichever face you choose, and twists securely onto the back half. The back half has a peg hole for the stand. There’s a separate stand arm for the fireball, so you can show Kirby breathing fire. Kirby’s body and limbs are magnetic, so you can freely move them around. It’s a clever way to make his figure extremely flexible for posing while using almost no joints or pegs. It also let me give Kirby a sword-dick, which is still hilarious. The hats are also magnetic.The sword accessory and Link hat highlight what a terrifying monster he is. Kirby gets his powers from those he consumes. He gets a sword and a green cap. He ate Link. He just ate him. And he’s going to eat me, and probably you and everyone else.Since Kirby’s a Japanese collector’s figure, he’s more expensive and difficult to find than your usual action figures. You can expect to spend around $40 on him either online or at comic book and anime shops and other specialty stores. He’s a horrific monster, but he is adorable. And I need him to fill a space on my desk since I can’t find my Link Figma anywhere.last_img read more

In The Herd Enes Kanter is hearing Kyrie and Jimmy Butler are

first_imgKnicks Center Enes Kanter is no stranger to trolling Colin on social media, but today stopped by the studio for a face-to-face confrontation to defend his former teammate Russell Westbrook, and push back at Colin’s criticism of the Knicks.The most surprising revelation in Kanter’s sit down, however, came when Colin asked about the possibility of Kyrie Irving joining forces with Jimmy Butler on the Knicks when the two hit free agency next summer.Kanter said he is hearing Kyrie’s interested, and his sources sound more well placed than a random blog post citing “reports.” The Knicks have been a doormat for decades, but Kyrie forming a super team in New York would be the best news for Knicks fans since the 90’s.Does Kanter know something everyone else doesn’t? Watch and judge for yourself:.@ColinCowherd: A lot of people are saying, Kyrie’s interested [in joining the Knicks].@Enes_Kanter: Yes he is and not just him. Jimmy Butler and you know what, why not Kevin Durant? pic.twitter.com/9jFUuUlImV— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 23, 2018last_img read more

Arrested with drugs in the CBD

first_imgA 38-year-old man was arrested for possession of drugs in the CBD on Monday evening. Ladysmith police officers were carrying out crime prevention patrols in town when they spotted a suspicious-acting man in Forbes Street at around 11.15pm. In his possession, police found 25 straws and three mandrax halves. The street value of the drugs is estimated at around R1500. The suspect appeared in the Ladysmith Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, facing charges of being in possession of drugs.Anyone who knows of any drugs being sold in the Ladysmith area is encouraged to report this knowledge to police. You can remain anonymous. You may contact Crime Stop on 08600-10111.If you wish to take advantage of the SAPS informer programme, make contact with the station commander or detective head of Ladysmith SAPS for more details. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more For more information: www.avreo.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more November 14, 2011 – Avreo is thrilled to announce Cross Platform Support available in Version 7 for preview at RSNA 2011. As healthcare professionals expand their preferred communication tools, it is important to embrace these tools to facilitate communication and information exchange.Version 7 represents an extensive platform change to support key areas of growth for features such as cross-platform support for Windows®, Mac OS® X, Apple® iOS, and Android™ operating systems to easily review images and reports.   John Ciccarelli, Avreo Vice President of Sales and Marketing said, “While everyone raced to provide iPad functionality for referring physicians, we took the next step to provide Cross Platform connectivity.” Related Content Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… 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 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s.center_img 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 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. 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 Technology | November 23, 2011 Avreo Introduces Cross Platform Support for Version 7 News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more last_img read more

Why did Uber created Hudi an open source incremental processing framework on

first_imgIn the process of rebuilding its Big Data platform, Uber created an open-source Spark library named Hadoop Upserts anD Incremental (Hudi). This library permits users to perform operations such as update, insert, and delete on existing Parquet data in Hadoop. It also allows data users to incrementally pull only the changed data, which significantly improves query efficiency. It is horizontally scalable, can be used from any Spark job, and the best part is that it only relies on HDFS to operate. Why is Hudi introduced? Uber studied its current data content, data access patterns, and user-specific requirements to identify problem areas. This research revealed the following four limitations: Scalability limitation in HDFS Many companies who use HDFS to scale their Big Data infrastructure face this issue. Storing large numbers of small files can affect the performance significantly as HDFS is bottlenecked by its NameNode capacity. This becomes a major issue when the data size grows above 50-100 petabytes. Need for faster data delivery in Hadoop Since Uber operates in real time, there was a need for providing services the latest data. It was important to make the data delivery much faster, as the 24-hour data latency was way too slow for many of their use cases. No direct support for updates and deletes for existing data Uber used snapshot-based ingestion of data, which means a fresh copy of source data was ingested every 24 hours. As Uber requires the latest data for its business, there was a need for a solution which supports update and delete operations for existing data. However, since their Big Data is stored in HDFS and Parquet, direct support for update operations on existing data is not available. Faster ETL and modeling ETL and modeling jobs were also snapshot-based, requiring their platform to rebuild derived tables in every run. ETL jobs also needed to become incremental to reduce data latency. How Hudi solves the aforementioned limitations? The following diagram shows Uber’s Big Data platform after the incorporation of Hudi: Source: Uber Regardless of whether the data updates are new records added to recent date partitions or updates to older data, Hudi allows users to pass on their latest checkpoint timestamp and retrieve all the records that have been updated since. This data retrieval happens without running an expensive query that scans the entire source table. Using this library Uber has moved to an incremental ingestion model leaving behind the snapshot-based ingestion. As a result, the data latency was reduced from 24 hrs to less than one hour. To know about Hudi in detail, check out Uber’s official announcement. Read Next How can Artificial Intelligence support your Big Data architecture? Big data as a service (BDaaS) solutions: comparing IaaS, PaaS and SaaS Uber’s Marmaray, an Open Source Data Ingestion and Dispersal Framework for Apache Hadooplast_img read more

Bolivias Evo Morales marks 10 years in office

first_imgRelated posts:Bolivia announces plans for nuclear research complex Morales facing defeat in key Bolivia vote: early data Bolivian president asks to see child born to ex-girlfriend In Bolivia, silver mountain at risk of collapse TIWANAKU, Bolivia — Bolivian President Evo Morales, the country’s first indigenous head of state, marked a record-setting 10 years in office Thursday with an ancient ceremonial rite in the pre-Incan city of Tiahuanaco.In a dawn ceremony, the leftist leader extended his arms to receive the first rays of the morning sun before breathing in the incense from a large pyre lit to bring good fortune.The ritual, set to the sounds of Andean music, was held at the archaeological site of Tiahuanaco (or Tiwanaku) in western Bolivia, a collection of stone ruins thought to have been a spiritual and political center from AD 400 to 900.“With this small but very important act, I would like to take the opportunity to express our gratitude for these 10 years of service to the Bolivian people,” said the president, who faces accusations of seeking to cling to power for up to a decade more.Morales took office on Jan. 22, 2006, after defying centuries of discrimination against Bolivia’s indigenous communities to win a landslide election victory. He has since presided over a period of robust economic growth and transformative changes for the long-suffering indigenous majority.A former coca grower who got his start in politics as a union leader, he has deftly managed the resource-rich economy, which has more than tripled in size during his decade in office.With the opposition riven by infighting, Morales, 56, has won resoundingly in the past three presidential elections: 54 percent of the vote in 2005, 64 percent in 2009 and 61 percent in 2014.But Morales, who is already the longest-serving president in Bolivian history, is increasingly accused of trying to cling to the presidency for as long as he can.Three years ago, Bolivia’s Supreme Court cleared the way for him to serve a third term when it ruled that his first term was exempt from a new constitution adopted in 2009 that imposed a limit of one reelection for sitting presidents.His current term ends in 2020, but now he is pushing for a referendum to amend the constitution and enable him to serve until 2025.Morales will officially mark the anniversary Friday with a ceremony in Congress, where he will deliver a nationally televised address. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Contiki sees strong Asia growth

first_imgInterest in Thai islands products booming: Contiki Experiencing double digit growth for their Asia offerings, Contiki Holidays is looking at increasing capacity on its popular Asian product, managing director Fiona Hunt told e-Travel Blackboard.“Asia for us has been sensational”, she said.“So much so that we’re looking at increasing departures on our Thailand product – essentially doubling our capacity.” Ms Hunt attributed the rise in consumer demand to the fact that Contiki Holidays fits a “a niche that isn’t covered”, claiming that Contiki’s demographic-based segmentation was distinctive compared to some of the more attitudinal or lifestyle-based offerings in the market.“We’ve realised there’s a real need for the Contiki style of travel in Asia for that young group market so it’s really hitting a nerve that the consumers have got.”Looking at current trends, Ms Hunt said that the demographic for Contiki’s Asian tours has seen bookings from a slightly older age group than European tours.“The European trip is very much that rite of passage trip; it’s something that everybody loves to do in their early twenties,” she said. “We think that Asia is the ‘what’s next?’. ‘What’s the next exciting destination that still has that style that we loved in Europe’.”Going forward Contiki Holidays are looking to manage the demand for existing product. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A.last_img read more