Amman- The criminal court in Amman on Sunday sentenced two Jordanian men to death for killing their sister in June “to cleanse the family’s honour,” a court official said.“The two men, aged 23 and 20, took their divorced sister, also in her twenties, to the garden of their house and strangled her in June 2013,” in Zarqa, a city northeast of Amman, the official told AFP.“They confessed to killing their sister, who worked in a kindergarten after suspecting that she had behaved badly,” the official said without elaborating. “They said that they wanted to cleanse the family’s honor,” the official added.Murder is punishable by death in Jordan, but in “honor killings” courts usually commute or reduce sentences if the victim’s family requests leniency.Maximum punishment“For the first time in several years, the family of the victim refused to ask the court for leniency, demanding the maximum punishment,” another court official told AFP without giving further details.Between 15 and 20 women die in so-called “honor” murders each year in the kingdom, despite government efforts to curb such crimes.A study by Cambridge University’s Institute of Criminology in June said many Jordanian teenagers believe killing a daughter, sister or wife who has “dishonored” or shamed the family is justified.
October 2, 2019
University officials say the handful of students relocated from Lowenberger Residence after a small fire on Monday night (April 23) will not be disrupted in writing their exams.Fewer than 30 students from Lowenberger were relocated to other residence rooms following the incident around 9 pm Monday.Nobody was injured and damage, mostly caused by smoke, was contained to the fourth-floor room after some paper, allegedly set alight in a bathroom, ignited surrounding materials and triggered the fire alarm. The St. Catharines Fire Department responded and the fire was quickly extinguished.The fourth floor of Lowenberger remains closed for cleaning and ventilation. Because most students have complete their exams for the term, the residence was mostly vacated. The final exams will be written on Wednesday afternoon, and students will have vacated the residences by the following afternoon.Niagara Regional Police have charged a student who lived in the residence with arson in connection with the fire.
September 30, 2019
The Los Angeles Lakers, already struggling, will have to go on the road without three significant big men because of injuries: Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill.Howard has a torn labrum in his right shoulder, and is expected to miss at least a week of action before his injury is re-evaluated. He injured his shoulder in Friday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers and aggravated it in Sunday’s defeat to the Denver Nuggets.“It shouldn’t keep me out for awhile, but to make sure that I’m cautious, to make sure that I’m healthy, that’s the most important thing,” Howard told reporters at the Lakers practice facility on Monday.The most encouraging the news about Howard’s injury is that he will not need surgery.”I was in pain (Sunday night), and the biggest thing right now is I have to make sure I’m 100 percent,” the six-time All-Star said. “I don’t want to play with my shoulder weak. I’d have a chance for more injuries. I’ve got to let it heal up.”In the meantime, Gasol will be out after sustaining a concussion in Sunday night’s loss to the Nuggets, when he was hit in the face with an elbow from Denver center JaVale McGee.Hill, a key reserve forward, has a right hip injury that he suffered during Sunday’s game as well. An MRI revealed a small tear of the labrum in his left hip, according to ESPNLA.com. He will also be re-evaluated in a week.The Lakers, who are 15-18 and sit in 11th place in the Western Conference, hardly could afford such a rash of injuries to key personnel.“When it rains, it pours, man,” star guard Kobe Bryant said. “It’s like the old Mr. Magoo thing. You just try to get through it.”Los Angeles coach Mike D’Antoni added: “The NBA is unforgiving, and nobody is feeling sorry for us. There’s 29 other teams that are happy, and we’ve got to do the best we can do.”D’Antoni said he will have to resort to a smaller line-up until the team gets healthy again. Darius Morris, Antawn Jamison, Earl Clark and Devin Ebanks – bench players who had not made a significant contribution this season – will receive more playing time. The Lakers will also call up rookie center Robert Sacre from their D-League affiliate, the Los Angeles D-Fenders.“Guys have to step up, and I made sure everybody knew because we want to make sure everybody is in the right frame of mind (Tuesday), whether it being playing a different position or playing a little bit differently than they normally have,” D’Antoni said.D’Antoni also said small forward Metta World Peace might play both forward positions and center until the big men return.“If you feel sorry for yourself, if you complain, if you make excuses, that’s when frankly I think you delay the turnaround or prohibit the turnaround,” point guard Steve Nash said.The Lakers, who have lost their three games, play their first game without the trio of big men Tuesday night at the Houston Rockets. They will end their short road trip at the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday night and return to home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night — a tough stretch when healthy, and a much tougher one missing three key components.
September 25, 2019
The returning families unit run by the Tavistock is funded by the Home Office and provides “local authorities with expert support”, according to an official letter sent to council chief executives and heads of children’s services in October 2017.The letter states: “The majority of these children have lived in a war zone for a number of years.“They will have been exposed to terrorism and extremist ideology and witnessed incidents such as violence, murder, beheadings, rape and many other horrors that will almost certainly have had an impact on their mental and emotional development. Some will have undertaken military training, and/or been involved in terrorist activity during their time in Syria.” A child safeguarding advice document circulated to local authorities also warns that children must be first assessed when re-entering the UK to determine the level of “trauma they have experienced”; their vulnerability; and the “potential risk” they pose in “carrying out terrorist activity”.The Tavistock declined to say how many families had been treated but the numbers are thought to be small. Its budget is also unclear but it funds a number of psychiatrists and experts as well as support staff.In a statement, the Home Office said the Tavistock “ensures coordination for the provision of mental or emotional health interventions for the child and family as identified by their assessments”.Ben Wallace, the Security Minister, said: “Everyone should understand that the UK and its allies have a range of measures at their disposal to deal with foreign fighters, which includes prosecution, citizenship deprivation… and in some cases a coalition military response.”A spokesman for the Tavistock said: “The service is a pilot programme set up to specifically address the emotional and psychological needs of children returning from this war zone and who hence face a number of challenges to their well-being and development Shamima Begum, 19, is one of numerous British citizens looking to return to the UK after fleeing to Syria to live under IsilCredit:Laura Lean/PA Dealing with returning jihadists has come under the spotlight following the Shamima Begum case.The east Londoner ran away to join Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in 2015 when she was 15. Now aged 19 and nine months pregnant with her third child, she has begged British authorities to bring her home from Syria.Out of 400 jihadists who returned to the UK, just 40 have been prosecuted, with the vast majority placed in rehabilitation schemes instead. The Home Office has declined to reveal the cost of its various projects – likely to run into tens of millions of pounds – or the number of jihadists treated on them.Although Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, has insisted he will use “all available powers” to prevent Ms Begum from returning home and prosecute her if she does, the reality, according to sources, is the Home Office has largely tried to offer mental health treatment to returning jihadists. Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, has insisted he will use “all available powers” to prevent Ms Begum from returning home Credit:Dominic Lipinski/PA 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. The Home Office is paying a leading mental health clinic to treat returning jihadists and their children, The Telegraph can disclose.The Government set up its “returning families” unit 15 months ago to cope with an influx of jihadist brides expected to come back to Britain.The unit was put in place to treat “British minors returning from the conflict in Syria and Iraq”. Parents also receive “emotional and mental health interventions”.The national scheme is run in conjunction with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in Hampstead, north London.The Tavistock Centre is internationally renowned and widely recognised as the UK’s leading mental health unit.
September 21, 2019
Finally, after what seemed like an eternity of waiting, Android users recently got their hands on a version of Instagram they could call their own. The photo filter and sharing app was a runaway success with iPhone users, and it’s been one of the hottest apps in Google Play since it launched. Popularity comes at a price sometimes, and on the Android platform that price is often the rise of knock-off malware apps.Sophos has spotted a Russian website that pretends to be offering visitors an Instagram download, but it’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Once installed, the fake app tries to line its creators’ pockets and rack up charges via background SMS messages.But before we all board the “Android malware is a massive problem” train, it’s important to note that this fake Instagram app can only be installed if users have flipped the switch to allow unofficial sources. If you stick to stores like Google Play and Amazon Appstore, you’re not going to run into this Trojan — or many other malicious apps for that matter. If you roam the web and download .APK files from questionable websites without giving a second thought to security, you’re asking for trouble.While poseur malware is certainly a problem, there are plenty of other folks much more concerned that the official Instagram app may have crossed over to the dark side. Everyone’s favorite little photo app is now owned by Mark Zuckerberg and company, following the highly-publicized $1 billion acquisition of the 13-employee shop.More at Sophos
September 21, 2019
Ever since Valve released the first Portal game there have been a number of really well done replica Portal guns and turrets made, Ben Heck created a Portal shirt, and there’s even a live show that uses portals. No one has managed to actually make a working portal yet, though, and it will remain impossible until someone figures out teleportation. However, you can create portals that look like the real thing using a few off-the-shelf components.That’s exactly what two offices have done in the US. We don’t know which company it is, but we do know that the portals give the office in New England a view of another office on the West Coast and vice versa. You can see the “working” portal in the photo above.The kit required to create it includes a couple of high resolution webcams, PCs, widescreen displays, some boarding to create the portal shape around each display, and of course a reliable web connection. Put it altogether, mount both units on a wall where the webcams have decent views of the office, and you have a working portal system, albeit one you can’t actually physically use.If nothing else it’s a talking point and will act as a reminder that the company is bigger than just your office.The idea works even if you only want the portal to work one way. Just create one portal and place a webcam at the location you want to see, or even better, link it to a public camera viewing something of interest. That cuts down on cost while still creating the same effect for your viewing pleasure.Now all we have to do is wait for someone to realize this would sell and attempt to get the idea off the ground using Kickstarter.via Reddit
September 20, 2019
Alcoolémie : définition, comment cela se passe, et y a-t-il des risques ?En France, les accidents de la route représentent la première cause de mortalité chez les 18/25 ans. Une alcoolémie excessive est à l’origine de près d’un quart d’entre eux. C’est la raison pour laquelle les forces de police contrôlent régulièrement le taux d’alcoolémie des automobilistes. Qu’est-ce que l’alcoolémie ?L’alcoolémie désigne le taux d’alcool présent dans le sang. Celle-ci est évaluée en grammes par litre (g/L) de sang, si elle fait l’objet d’une analyse de sang, ou en milligrammes par litre (mg/L) d’air expiré lorsqu’elle est mesurée par un éthylomètre. En France, le taux d’alcool autorisé pour un conducteur est de 0, 5 gd’alcool par litre de sang (0,2 g pour un jeune conducteur) ou de 0,25 mg d’alcool par litre d’air expiré. Il faut savoir qu’un verre d’alcool augmente le taux d’alcoolémie de 0,20 g à 0,25 g. Il s’agit là d’une moyenne qui est susceptible de varier en fonction des individus : sexe, corpulence, état de santé général, fatigue… En règle générale, le taux d’alcool maximum est atteint une heure après la fin de l’absorption lorsque celle-ci survient au cours d’un repas, contre une demi-heure en étant à jeun.Comment est évalué le taux d’alcoolémie ?Pour mesurer le taux d’alcoolémie, il existe deux solutions. La première consiste à souffler dans un éthylotest. Désormais obligatoire dans chaque voiture, ce dispositif dans lequel il faut souffler indique si le seuil maximal d’alcool autorisé a été dépassé ou non par l’utilisateur. Si les cristaux restent jaunes, le conducteur peut prendre la route. S’ils revêtent une coloration verdâtre, le seuil est dépassé. Le véhicule ne doit pas être emprunté. Si ce sont les forces de police qui effectuent un test éthylométrique qui s’avère positif, elles vont immédiatement procéder à une mesure précise du taux d’alcoolémie par :- prise de sang : l’analyse sanguine permet de mesurer le taux d’alcool dans le sang- éthylomètre : cet instrument permet de mesurer la concentration d’alcool dans l’air expiré.Alcoolémie : quels sont les risques et contre-indications ?À lire aussiL’étrange maladie qui rend ivre sans boire une goutte d’alcoolConduire avec un taux d’alcoolémie supérieur aux seuils légalement fixés est répréhensible. Lorsque le taux d’alcool est compris entre à 0,5 g et 0,8 g par litre de sang, le conducteur reçoit une amende forfaitaire de 750 €, se voit retirer 6 points et peut, dans certains cas, se faire suspendre son permis de conduire. Au-delà de 0,8 g par litre de sang, il s’agit d’un délit. Les sanctions peuvent aller d’une amende de 4 500 € à une peine d’emprisonnement en passant par une suspension du permis de conduire de trois ans. Il faut également noter qu’un automobiliste qui refuse de se soumettre au contrôle de son taux d’alcoolémie commet une infraction. Le dépistage du taux d’alcoolémie est obligatoirement réalisé en cas d’accident de la circulation ayant occasionné un dommage corporel et en cas d’infraction au Code de la route.Le 28 juillet 2017 à 15:57 • Maxime Lambert
September 17, 2019
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp “This is good news because water is essential to life, and although residents have electricity, water was lacking and now, that is a thing of the past,” noted Minister Darville. Minister Darville noted the project is a joint effort between the Ministry for Grand Bahama, the Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama, Grand Bahama Utilities, and Water and Sewerage. After 30 years of using fresh water wells operated by electric pumps, 102 families will soon be able to apply to Grand Bahama Utilities for potable water. The focal areas are Holmes Rock Avenue and Robinson Road, and Chisolm Avenue in the community of Holmes Rock. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFREEPORT, Grand Bahama, May 31, 2016 – Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville led a team of government officials and West Grand Bahama Local Government Council representatives on a tour of West Grand Bahama Potable Water Phase One, May 30, so as to get an understanding of the depth of this major project. He further said that the Government is making plans to announce the construction of a new school with state of the art sporting facilities in Holmes Rock, so putting water and electricity infrastructure in this planned area will be a catalyst for young people to establish permanent roots within this community. The West Grand Bahama Potable Water project has three phases and is contracted to Waugh Construction. Related Items:
September 16, 2019
The Agricultural Markets Advisory Council (AMAC) recently partnered with Purdue University and the PPin providing an ag economy barometer that’s updated monthly. Click here to check it out.The American Soybean Association (ASA) participates in AMAC and is currently represented on the council by ASA Director Dan Roe (WI).The AMAC consists of representatives of CME Group’s participants, including grain merchandisers, millers and food producers; leaders from agricultural organizations like ASA; and members of the academic space.AMAC’s goal is to facilitate an open dialogue among agricultural organizations, commodity groups and academics; gain insights from its members, and address the macro issues that impact their respective constituents as well as agricultural markets in general.
September 15, 2019
PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – A driver in an SUV collided with a pole near the entrance of a Publix in Pembroke Pines.Pembroke Pines Police responded to the scene of the crash near University Drive and Pines Boulevard, Thursday.Police said the driver somehow lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the pole.Only minor injuries were reported.The cause of the crash remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
September 14, 2019
Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-cen-pen-AC-elections.mp3VmJennifer-on-cen-pen-AC-elections.mp300:00RPd The agenda for the meeting will be updated and include any other business that may properly come before the committee. Advisory committees are local groups that meet to discuss fishing and wildlife issues and to provide recommendations to Alaska Board of Fisheries and Alaska Board of Game. The Central Peninsula Advisory Committee currently has 11 members residing in Ninilchik and Clam Gulch. The committee meets 2-3 times per year. The committee is interested in hunting, commercial fishing, and intensive management on the Kenai Peninsula. The meeting will take place at the Ninilchik Public Library at 7:00 p.m., on January 8. All meetings are open to the public. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Central Peninsula Fish & Game Advisory Committee will hold an election meeting on Monday, January 8. The election will include four member seats with terms expiring June 2020, and up to two 1- year alternates to expire June 2018.
September 9, 2019
Marijuana (Creative Commons photo by Brett Levin)A Kodiak dispensary is one step closer to opening its doors after getting City Council approval on Thursday. For now, High Rise LLC won’t be authorized to sell edible marijuana products.The Kodiak City Council moved to approve an application for a new marijuana dispensary in downtown Kodiak at Thursday night’s meeting. The retail store application was brought forward by High Rise LLC. Its owner, local resident Jack Schactler, assured the council that the company would be locally owned and operated during the public hearing section of the meeting.“We will create multiple new jobs for the people of Kodiak, as well as tax income for the city,” Schactler said. “As marijuana advocates, we are excited to provide this new retail service to the people of Kodiak in the most professional way possible.”Half an hour later, Councilman Randall Bishop proposed the council move forward with a letter of non-objection with conditions. In this case, that the dispensary be prohibited from selling edible marijuana products.According to Forbes, other pot-friendly states like Colorado and Washington have seen edibles sales skyrocket in the last few years, especially as the smoking rate among adults declines. Bishop acknowledged that point in his closing statements, explaining the city council’s approach to the relatively new industry as cautious.“We are definitely not opponents of edibles,” he said. “Just to clarify, I believe we decided to, maybe in a year, take a look at it and just take that conservative approach for the community to feel safe towards our youth and whatnot as this is a new industry prospering in our community. With everything that is new comes a lot of unknown variables that will get figured out.”Schactler said Friday that he wasn’t surprised by the city’s choice to prohibit to edibles sales, adding that he hopes the regulation opens up in the future.“It’s more of a conservative approach, which is fine,” he said. “We just need to show everyone that marijuana is just a normal business. This is strictly business, this is not anything different than the liquor store down the street.”The motion to issue a letter of non-objection with conditions passed unanimously among the five City Council members present. Schactler says High Rise LLC will have another public hearing before the Borough Assembly on April 18, then a state board hearing, and finally a business inspection. He says he expects the company will open for business no earlier than June.
September 1, 2019
Did you pick up the new SimCity at launch or had it pre-ordered? Have you actually been able to play the game yet? If the answer is “no,” we are not surprised as EA’s requirement that you connect to a server in order to play has totally backfired in what seems to be a complete underestimation of demand.EA confirmed you’d require a constant Internet connection to play the new SimCity back in March last year. The publisher argued that the game requires a connection, even for single-player mode, simply because players can impact each other’s cities. But as predicted back then, server troubles are making it very frustrating to play the game.Anyone attempting to connect to the game when it was unlocked last night was met with a queue of other players waiting to gain access to a server. The wait time was set at 30 minutes. That is totally unacceptable however you look at it, and you have to wonder what EA was thinking when it decided how many servers to allocate to the launch.It gets worse, though. Once you’ve managed to gain access and start playing you are tied to that server. So, if you leave the game and return to find your server busy, you can choose to play on another server, but EA doesn’t allow you to access your cloud-stored save game. They have tied each save to a specific server meaning you’ll need to start over on the new server or keep waiting for your original server to have a free slot.Once the launch is a distant memory then access to EA’s servers should become easier, but I’m sure it’s left many who invested $60 buying the game wondering why they bothered. And don’t forget that other issue we will have down the line–what happens when EA announces it is shutting down the SimCity servers in a few year’s time? Will they implement a way to play offline at that point, or just shut the game down completely?
September 1, 2019
Today, the biggest game for the Xbox One finally has a companion app, which is kind of a bummer if you’re playing Titanfall on your PC.There can be no doubt that Titanfall has been a huge hit for everything on which it has released so far, and now that the first DLC pack has made more maps available, there’s bound to be an all-time high of people stomping around in giant mechs this weekend. It’s the perfect time for Respawn to launch the companion app that they promised for the game back when it was announced, and that’s exactly what they have done. Whether you’re on iOS, Android, or Windows, you can now have the Titanfall Companion app for free. Unfortunately, it only works if you’re playing on the Xbox One.As far as companion apps go, Titanfall’s is okay. You get a good breakdown of all the things you can strap to your mech and pilot, and there’s also leaderboard access. Perhaps most useful, there’s a top-down map during gameplay that can give you that little bit of tactical advantage when you really need it. The UI is nice, making it look like a pilot accessory was a good choice, especially if you’re the type to have your tablet on a stand next to you while you play. However, it also feels a little on the clumsy side when swiping around. Respawn separated the app from the Xbox One app so that Origin and PC support could be added in later, but right now it’s just for the main event.This is clearly the kind of thing that will get much better with time, but it’s enough to leave PC users deeply frustrated, which you can see in the ratings and comments left by those who have tried to install it already. You can grab the iOS app here, and the Android app over here.
August 31, 2019
More information: A Fully Size-Resolved Perspective on the Crystallization of Water Clusters, Science, 21 September 2012: Vol. 337 no. 6101 pp. 1529-1532. DOI: 10.1126/science.1225468ABSTRACTThe number of water molecules needed to form the smallest ice crystals has proven challenging to pinpoint experimentally. This information would help to better understand the hydrogen-bonding interactions that account for the macroscopic properties of water. Here, we report infrared (IR) spectra of precisely size-selected (H2O)n clusters, with n ranging from 85 to 475; sodium doping and associated IR excitation–modulated photoionization spectroscopy allowed the study of this previously intractable size domain. Spectral features indicating the onset of crystallization are first observed for n = 275 ± 25; for n = 475 ± 25, the well-known band of crystalline ice around 3200 cm−1 dominates the OH-stretching region. The applied method has the potential to push size-resolved IR spectroscopy of neutral clusters more broadly to the 100- to 1000-molecule range, in which many solvents start to manifest condensed phase properties. Explore further (Phys.org)—It would seem that figuring out how many molecules of water are needed to form the smallest, or most basic ice crystal would have been discovered long ago, but that is not the case, because to measure both the size and structure of a water molecule cluster at the same time, two types of devices must be used, which up till now meant one disturbing the other, ruining the results. Now a group of chemists working at the Max Planck Institute has discovered a way around that problem and report that the minimum number of water molecules necessary to form an ice crystal is 275. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes the process they developed and how they obtained their results. Citation: Chemists find smallest number of water molecules needed to form an ice crystal (2012, September 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-09-chemists-smallest-molecules-ice-crystal.html Finding may end a 30-year scientific debate Journal information: Science Illustration of the emergence of the crystalline core in clusters containing more than 123 water molecules. The pictures of 293 and 600 water molecules show central slices of the clusters. Credit: Victoria Buch, Cristoph Pradzynski and Udo Buck © 2012 Phys.org To find out the lowest number of water molecules needed to form an ice crystal, a means of detecting water molecule clusters and how many molecules are in them must be used as well as a means of determining if that cluster is a crystal structure. To measure the first, researchers use mass spectrometry. To determine the second, infrared spectroscopy is used because the frequencies that are absorbed by chemical bonds that occur in regular water clusters are slightly different than those absorbed by ice crystals.To allow for both tests to be made at the same time, the team got around the problem of interference by doping just the surface of the water molecule clusters with sodium atoms. This allowed for mass spectrometry measurements of the cluster without disturbing its structure which meant that the team could also determine if the structure was a crystal using infrared spectroscopy.To find the smallest possible ice crystal was then a matter of brute force. The team measured water cluster sizes that ranged from 85 to 475 molecules and found that crystallization consistently occurred only after there were at least 275 molecules involved.The team suggests that smaller ice crystals cannot form due to their not being enough space after starting from a base around a center ring made of just six water molecules which are hydrogen bonded. They also suggest their method could also be used to study the crystal structure (and the way they grow) of other materials as well. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
August 31, 2019
Carlos Santana, the 10-time Grammy winner and guitar legend, is in Delhi with wife Cindy Blackman for a performance at the F1 Rocks. He had, earlier in Bangalore, told the press ‘in our hearts, we are all one.’ Spreading the same message of world peace at the Delhi presser, Santana said, ‘I still adhere and live by the principles of the 60’s and music for me is to bring about global peace at large.’‘What religion and politics failed to achieve, like human trafficking and child labour, we are trying to do away with by spreading the message of peace and love,’ the 65-year-old said. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘We want to make music, heal people, honour and respect women and children so that we can stop war all over the world,’ he said.Santana, a self proclaimed hippie, said the true hippie is is an individual ‘who does not belong to a herd.’He added it is about taking a stand. ‘We, during the movement in the 60’s, clearly made a point across to the Pentagon and then President Richard Nixon that no we are not afraid to die but we won’t die to make him richer.’ Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘The youth today’, he quipped,’ ‘have other preoccupations like the stupid TV.’ He added the spirit of a hippie lies in having ‘the courage to go against the corrupt system and to agree to disagree.’Dressed in a Hawaiian printed shirt and trousers, a black hat, Santana was accompanied by his wife Cindy Blackman.About his music he said: ‘My music is 99 percent African. Like spirituality and spices are to India, rhythm is to Africa.’He added: When I play music, it’s more than Mexican or American or Cubic. It is more than a genre. It is to re-connect with your heart, something we learned from you. India, he said, is the land of spirituality, of great people like Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa who taught world peace.Santana said that he is open to any collaboration with Indian artistes but the time and music has to be right. ‘I would have loved to collaborate with Ali Akbar Khan, but it didn’t happen till now’.Santana said he is in awe of Indian food. ‘I wish there was a television channel wholly dedicated to Indian cuisines.’ ‘We had masala dosa for our breakfast,’ quipped his wife Cindy.
August 30, 2019
America’s first leaders led the fight for freedom from the Kingdom of Great Britain. They created a different kind of “kerfuffle” in their private lives. Alexander HamiltonAlexander Hamilton portrait by John Trumbull, 1806.Devastatingly handsome (have you checked out a $10 bill lately?), and, according to one historian, “brimming with libido,” Alexander Hamilton was the nation’s first public figure to be embroiled in a sex scandal.Alexander Hamilton, 10 dollar bill closeupHe came clean…and then some. Instead of merely offering a mea culpa, Hamilton, in a major TMI moment, described his indiscretions in what was termed “almost picaresque detail,” making colleagues cringe.Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson, 1791.As a young man in college, when facing his crush, Rebecca Burwell, Thomas Jefferson said, “I was prepared to say a great deal.I had dressed up in my own mind such thoughts as occurred to me, in as moving language as I know how, and expected to have performed in a tolerably credible manner.”Statue of Thomas Jefferson inside memorial in Washington, D.C.“But, good God! when I had an opportunity of venting them, a few broken sentences, uttered in great disorder, and interrupted with pauses of uncommon length, were the too visible marks of my strange confusion.”Thomas Jefferson.Suffice to say, Jefferson shook the whole shyness thing years later, becoming quite the catch — not to mention the very definition of a Renaissance man: violinist, inventor of words (belittle, to name one), a gourmet and a wine connoisseur (during his eight years in the White House, he ran up a wine bill of about $10,000 — nearly $150,000 today!).Benjamin FranklinSure, Ben Franklin had a way with words — he published the Poor Richard’s Almanac, after all. He was particularly fond of advising others on all things lust-related.Benjamin Franklin in London, 1767, wearing a blue suit with elaborate gold braid and buttons, a far cry from the simple dress he affected at the French court in later years. Painting by David Martin, displayed in the White House.Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) , North American printer, publisher, writer, scientist, inventor and statesman.For example, centuries before the word “cougar” became part of the vernacular, he offered a pal eight reasons why he should take an older mistress. (Among them: “Because there is no hazard of Children, which irregularly produced may be attended with much Inconvenience.”)Statue of Benjamin Franklin at Washington Square Park in San Francisco, CA. Statue was donated to the city of San Francisco by Henry Cogswell in 1879.Later in life, after the death of his wife Deborah, Franklin became an ambassador to France and famously indulged in all “extracurricular activities” with the high society of Paris.John AdamsJohn Quincy Adams.Granted, John Adams wasn’t much in the looks department — short and stocky, his nickname around the nation’s capital was “His Rotundity.”John Quincy Adams.But in letters to wife Abigail, he was Mr. Smooth: “I am, with an Ardour that Words have not Power to express, yours.”George WashingtonGeorge Washington by Gilbert Stuart, 1797.A renowned tough guy, George Washington relished being in the frontline and had two horses shot from beneath him in the heat of battle.American General Washington surveys the area, white horse in the background, on the night before the Battle of Princeton.He once wrote to his brother, “I heard the bullets whistle and, believe me, there is something charming to the sound of bullets.”Print from 1870 portraying George Washington as Master of his Lodge.But the bruiser had a soft side, too: He named one of his hunting dogs “Sweet Lips.”John HancockJohn Hancock.The man with one of America’s most famous signatures apparently liked his women feisty. To wit: Before their marriage, Hancock told wife-to-be Dorothy Quincy that she couldn’t return to Boston (to be by her father’s side) in the wake of the Battle of Lexington.But Dorothy gave as good as she got, responding: “Recollect, Mr. Hancock, that I am not under your control yet. I shall go to my father tomorrow.”Portrait of John Hancock by John Singleton Copley, c. 1765.But her pluckiness may not have been the only reason Hancock was bewitched: Legend has it, he got a gander at Dorothy’s dainty feet (during a church service, of all things) and found them very attractive.Patrick HenryPatrick Henry, oil on canvas.“Give me liberty, or give me death!” was a fiery proclamation shouted by Patrick Henry, on the eve of the American Revolution. But this patriot also had a softer, more sensitive side.When his wife and childhood sweetheart, Sarah Shelton Henry, become mentally unstable, prone to depression and violent outbursts, Henry ignored recommendations to place her in an institution.Read another story from us: George Washington and Marijuana: Fact vs FictionInstead, he cared for her at the couple’s home, Scotchtown plantation, creating a cheerful apartment for her to reside in — unheard of at a time when mental illness was seen as sinful.
August 27, 2019
Technology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 24, 2019 FDA Clears Perspectum’s MRCP+ Digital Biliary Tree Viewer First quantitative AI tool for biliary disease enables quantitative and objective assessment of the bile ducts for the first time Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more January 24, 2019 — Perspectum Diagnostics received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its MRCP+ advanced biliary visualization software.Perspectum has developed quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) images to provide improved visualization of intra-hepatic ducts, and measure the widths of bile ducts, biliary tree volume and gallbladder volume. Combining image viewing, processing and reporting tools, the metrics provided are designed to support physicians in the visualization, evaluation, monitoring and reporting of hepatobiliary structures. This is especially relevant for serial evaluation in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) patients.”I am excited by the FDA clearance of MRCP+. Non-invasive MRCP+ detection of both the numbers and diameters of strictures in patients with PSC has the potential to become a primary end point for therapeutic trials in PSC, a disease for which no effective treatments exist,” commented John M Vierling, professor of medicine and surgery, Baylor College of Medicine and former president of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.The diagnosis of PSC is hindered by lack of effective biomarkers. Interpretation of conventional MRCPs itself is both qualitative and subject to relatively low inter-operator reliability. Perspectum worked closely with patients with biliary disease to design and validate the software, scanning over 140 patients. MRCP+ has shown diagnostic potential for PSC in a study released at AASLD The Liver Meeting 2018 and is being evaluated for acute biliary imaging later this year.Martine Walmsley, chair of trustees for the organization PSC Support, said, “The ability to diagnose and monitor the progression of PSC is needed to help develop new treatments, improve methods for cancer surveillance, and allow the early management of symptoms and complications of PSC. To this end we welcome the clearance of MRCP+ which will provide additional information for clinicians and researchers, helping address unmet need for patients with PSC.”MRCP+ is already cleared for clinical use in Europe, with CE-marking. It can process data from all 1.5T and 3T GE, Siemens and Philips MR scanners that support 3-D MRCP sequences, providing standardized quantitative metrics for the pancreatobiliary system. MRCP+ is safe, non-invasive, involves no contrast and a typical scan takes less than 15 minutes with same-day results.For more information: www.perspectum-diagnostics.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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August 19, 2019
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Did you know LOS ANGELES — Going to the bathroom on a plane isn’t anyone’s idea of fun. The quarters are cramped, the toilet paper is horrendous, and there’s often a long queue of irate passengers waiting impatiently outside the door. But according to one former flight attendant, there are two perfect time slots during a flight when you can actually relieve yourself in relative peace and comfort.In an interview with Mel Magazine, Erika Roth said that the best time to ‘go’ is when the seatbelt sign immediately turns off. This is because passengers are just settling in and won’t have any need for the bathrooms yet.However, the problem with this is, of course, is that you may not need to go either. So, the next best window of opportunity is at the start of drinks service, when most passengers are more focused on getting their drink on than visiting the loo. (Just remember, you may be boxed in by the drinks cart on your way back to your seat!)More news: Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaAnother tip from Roth is one she says flight attendants are quite familiar with. To combat the problem of poor ventilation, ask an attendant for packets of coffee grounds then hang them up in the lavatory. “The grounds will soak up the odour.”And there’s your handy tip for the day – you’re welcome! Share These are the two best times to go to the bathroom while on a plane Travelweek Group Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Posted by
August 18, 2019
Dorin Chirtoaca, the pro-European candidate for mayor of the Moldovan capital celebrates after seeing exit polls in a runoff for local elections in Chisinau, Moldova, Sunday, June 28, 2015. Near-final results gave a pro-European Union candidate a comfortable lead in the runoff vote for mayor of Moldova’s capital, in an election seen as a test of whether the former Soviet republic moves closer to the EU or to neighboring Russia. (AP Photo/Dan Morar) Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Mesa family survives lightning strike to home ___Alison Mutler in Bucharest, Romania, contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments Share “Today a new pro-European offensive starts from Chisinau and in all of Moldova,” the 38-year-old Chirtoaca said. “The pro-European path should go all the way.”Sunday’s local elections were seen as a test of whether Moldova moves closer to the EU or to Russia.Chirtoaca’s victory was a boost for Moldova’s pro-European parties, who hold have 55 of the 101 seats in Parliament yet struggle to remain united. Pro-European parties won 17 counties Sunday while parties that want more cooperation with Moscow took 11 counties.Final results gave Chirtoaca 53.5 percent of the vote to 46.5 percent for his pro-Russian challenger, Zinaida Greceanai, a former prime minister.Moldova, which declared independence in 1991 after the Soviet Union broke up, lies between Romania and Ukraine. Last year, it signed an association agreement with the 28-nation EU, angering Russia, which then banned some of Moldova’s fruits and vegetables. That hurt the largely agricultural nation of 4 million people, one of Europe’s poorest.Chirtoaca, who won another four-year mandate, has been mayor of this city of 1 million since 2007.However, leader of the Socialists’ Party, Igor Dodon, claimed the ballot was flawed by irregularities. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Sponsored Stories Top Stories CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — The new, pro-European Union mayor of Moldova’s capital called Monday for the former Soviet republic to renew efforts to form a pro-European government.Dorin Chirtoaca, who is also deputy chairman of the Liberal Party, told Radio Chisinau that Moldova should have a new government in place by the end of August to avoid an early election.Parliament has until Sept. 12 to approve a new government after former Prime Minister Chiril Gaburici resigned June 12 amid a probe into the authenticity of his high school and university degrees. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Four benefits of having a wireless security system New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation