first_imgNew Delhi: The Election Commission Friday said the BJP has sought 10 more days to respond to a show cause notice issued to a member of its national election committee for sharing an “audio-visual advertisement” titled “main bhi chowkidar hun” on social media without complying with the directions of the poll body. Delhi’s chief electoral officer, in a statement, said, “As regards the show cause notice dated March 26, issued for sharing the audio-visual ad titled ‘main bhi chowkidar hun’ on social media, the BJP has sought 10 days to file a reply.” Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The poll body had earlier asked the BJP election committee member to submit a reply within three days. Earlier this month, the EC had directed political parties to keep the country’s defence personnel out of election campaigning and not to use their photographs in advertisements. The EC’s Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) had issued a conditional certificate dated March 16 to BJP national election committee member Neeraj “in respect of the said advertisement subject to the exclusion of the clips depicting Army personnel”. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday In a bid to check violation of the poll code on social media, the EC had earlier asked political parties and candidates to get their digital content certified by the MCMC before posting it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on March 16, launched the “main bhi chowkidar hun” campaign by putting out a tweet that read: “Your Chowkidar is standing firm & serving the nation. But, I am not alone. Everyone who is fighting corruption, dirt, social evils is a Chowkidar. Everyone working hard for the progress of India is a Chowkidar.” He had also tweeted a video that begins with the PM addressing the people saying, “Your chowkidar is absolutely alert.” The video then moves into a song with visuals of people from across the length and breadth of the country, singing “main bhi chowkidar hun”. The clip also shows a group of men in army fatigues engaged in a mock operation.last_img read more

Rabat – According to the chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Saudi Arabia has lost influence in the US.Congress is set to vote on Wednesday and attempt to block a $1.15 billion arms sale to the kingdom, according to The Senate is not unanimous in its approach to the Saudi arms sale, with senators taking opposing sides.Mitch McConnell, Senate Leader of Kentucky, declared he would back the arms sale and believes that the US should maintain good ties with Saudi Arabia. Senator Bob Corker shared with the Saudis that public opinion in Congress and in America overall is at an all time low. Corker said he met with Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir last week, who had been in the US lobbying lawmakers in order to hinder the September 11 Bill.Saudi Arabia has been a long-standing and financially lucrative ally for the US. However, after certain policies and the rise of Wahhabism in the kingdom, US policy-makers are becoming increasingly disillusioned with such relationship. With alleged human rights abuses being carried out in Yemen and the decrease in oil-reliance, it appears that the tide is turning against the kingdom.Even the outgoing President, Barack Obama took to criticising the Saudi Arabian government for fuelling unrest and engaging in proxy wars in the region.While various senators are still keen to keep the kingdom as allies, they have also expressed their concerns over the exportation of radical Wahhabism.There also seems to be a split in opinion in terms of Saudi Arabia as an ally in combatting terrorism. Some believe the Saudi Arabian government can be a useful partner, especially in the MENA region, whereas other senators are less optimistic.Whilst opinion may be divided in the Senate on Saudi Arabia, in terms of their role as an ally and their role in combatting terrorism, what is clear that their influence and relationship with the US is seriously being called into question. The once open and amicable relationship appears to be changing. read more

23 March 2009With an estimated two million people dying prematurely due to air pollution each year, the United Nations weather-monitoring agency is focusing on the movement of pollutants around the globe as it marks World Meteorological Day today. Under the theme of “Weather, climate and the air we breathe,” the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is using the day to draw attention to the work of its 188 members’ National Meteorological and Hydrological Services in air quality data, research and forecasts. “WMO has been actively involved in international efforts to assess our evolving atmosphere in terms of air pollutants such as ground-level ozone, smog, particulate matter, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide and dioxide,” WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud said, noting that most of those result from the combustion of fossil fuels.Member States’ national meteorological services have been working together to collect and analyze the data “that are essential for forecasting atmospheric pollution and for protecting communities against its health and economic impacts,” he added.The more scientists understand the weather-climate system, the better they are able to forecast the distribution of potentially harmful atmospheric particles and gases, WMO explained. In a major initiative, networks of stations in the WMO Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) collect data on greenhouse gases – such as carbon dioxide and methane – and reactive gases, including ozone, nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide. These observations work in concert with the vast weather, climate and water observational networks coordinated through the WMO Integrated Observing System, and the national services use the data collected to produce air quality indexes and other pollution forecasts. More air quality services will soon be available, as work continues to better understand the effects of air pollution in various settings, particularly its effect on climate change, the agency added. The World Climate Conference-3, which will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 31 August to 4 September 2009, will further explore the links between climate and health, engaging scientists, decision-makers and policy-makers from the public and private sectors, WMO said.World Meteorological Day commemorates the1950 entry into force of the Convention that created the WMO, which became a specialized agency of the UN one year later. read more

15 January 2010Although Nepal’s four-year-old peace process that ended a 10-year war between the Government and Maoists remains fragile and concerns that it could derail are real, the recent urgency shown by the parties in focusing on peace-related issues gives some grounds for hope, the top United Nations official there said today. “Although the hour is late, the recent actions by the Government and the parties, if followed through with vigour, have the potential to usher in constructive actions for the next stage of Nepal’s democratic transition,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Karin Landgren told the Security Council.She cited the lifting three weeks ago by the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) of its blockade of Parliament, the establishment last week by the three major parties – Nepali Congress, Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (UML) and UCPN-M ¬– of a high-level mechanism to resolve outstanding issues, notably the integration and rehabilitation of Maoist troops, and the long-awaited discharge of 4,000 mainly under-age Maoist soldiers. In addition, the special committee set up to address the supervision, integration and rehabilitation of over 19,000 Maoist soldiers has resumed meetings and is considering a timetable for the proper integration of an agreed number into the security forces and the re-absorption of the others into society. Other issues to resolve include the scope of presidential authority that replaced the monarchy.“Encouraging as recent developments have been, it is imperative to follow through and resolve the outstanding main tasks in the peace process,” Ms. Landgren said. “Until that happens, the peace process will remain at risk.”Under the peace process a new constitution is scheduled to be promulgated by 28 May 2010 and she recommended that the Council agree to the Government’s request to extend the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) for another three months and three weeks, after the expiration of its current mandate on 23 January. UNMIN was set up at the request of the Government in 2007 to monitor the management of arms and armed personnel of the former Royal Nepal Army and its foe, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), which is now UCPN-M. It has an authorized strength of 278 personnel. As of December, 31 per cent of its 192 civilian personnel were women as were 5 of the 72 arms monitors.“The parties have recently sought greater common ground, giving rise to cautious optimism that progress can be made in the peace process,” Mr. Landgren said. “There are positions on the political left and right alike, however, arguing against the merits of peaceful resolution and adherence to the original agreements, and some speak of a fresh confrontation as being inevitable.“Fears have not fully receded that the Maoists have reneged on their acceptance of the democratic principles laid down in the peace agreements, and that the Government lacks sincerity in implementing critical reforms.” In a report released earlier this week, Mr. Ban warned that Nepal’s peace process remained largely stalled and the major disagreements “remain unresolved, increasing the risk of its collapse.” read more

“This is an important development that should help prevent human rights abuses and contribute to the peaceful resolution of the conflict in Nepal,” said a statement issued by Mr. Annan’s spokesman.The Memorandum of Understanding was signed Monday by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour and Foreign Minister Ramesh Nath Pandey and will be implemented immediately. It provides for field offices to be set up at the regional level to ensure rapid responses to reports of violations.

The Business of Tech is a weekly, ‘byte’-sized look into some of the top business stories in the world of technology, hosted by 660’s Jonathan Muma.S1E7: This week, Jonathan speaks with Mount Royal University Professor and Chair at the Department of Health and Physical Education David Legg about shrinking NFL viewership and what the league is doing to draw people back. He also chats with Colin Robertson of Sportsnet 590 The Fan’s ‘Got Game’ about the future of E-Sports in the Olympics, which is looking increasingly more likely.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. (Stock Photo/ NEWS) Business of Tech: NFL ratings and E-Sports at the Olympics by Jonathan Muma Posted Aug 21, 2017 9:44 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Over the weekend, fighting between Nigeria’s military and Islamic extremists caused the deaths of at least 185 people in the northeastern town of Baga, media sources have reported.“The Secretary-General reiterates his firm conviction that no objective sought can justify this resort to violence,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement. “He expresses his condolences to the bereaved families and calls on all extremist groups to cease their attacks.”Violence fuelled by sectarian motives is not uncommon in Nigeria where the Islamist group, Boko Haram, has frequently resorted to targeting civilians. Last year, over 100 people were killed when the radical group attacked churches in Kaduna State, drawing widespread condemnation from the UN. Mr. Ban “underscores the need for all concerned to full respect human rights and safeguard the lives of civilians,” the Secretary-General’s statement added. read more

The Duchess of Cambridge left Court 14 after watching British player Harriet Dart lose her first set.Asked if she had enjoyed the tennis, she said: “Very much so.” Kate makes her way through Wimbledon to courtside We have royalty in attendance today!The Duchess of Cambridge is watching Harriet Dart on court 14#wimbledon #bbctennis— BBC Tennis (@bbctennis) July 2, 2019 She went on to win the match in two hours and 19 minutes, saying afterwards that it was “pretty surreal” to have the duchess watching her play. Kate in the Royal Box on Tuesday afternoonCredit:Eddie Mulholland For The Telegraph Kate makes her way to Court 14Credit:Reuters The Duchess told the children: “I love tennis, I think it’s a great sport. I was really sporty when I was little, less so now that I’ve got lots of babies.”She has been a regular guest at Wimbledon since making her first visit as a member of the royal family in 2011.Dart, 22, is ranked 182nd in the world and is a Wimbledon wildcard entry. “She was very interested to hear what my thoughts were and what Katie’s thoughts were on the game, she was clearly enjoying the tennis as well.”Keothavong said she had also discussed the remarkable win of 15-year-old Cori Gauff, known as Coco, over Venus Williams on Monday.”Yes we spoke about that and she was very impressed with Coco’s performance,” she said. The Duchess of Cambridge on Court 14Credit:Getty Asked if Kate’s presence had affected her game she replied: “I don’t think so. I don’t even know at which point she left.”Obviously I was just aware she was there at the start, as the chair umpire informed me.”The British number four added: “It’s pretty cool to have royalty watching you. Such a privilege for me for her to get to see me play.”Hopefully she’ll come to many more of my matches,” she said.Speaking after the match’s first set, Keothavong said of the duchess: “It’s brilliant to have the opportunity to sit there and chat to her and talk about Fed cup and British players and I guess just everything and anything about tennis. The Duchess of Cambridge has swapped the Royal Box for a low-key seat on the Wimbledon outer courts, as she lends her support to British wildcard player Harriet Dart. The Duchess, who is patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, will spend the day at Wimbledon meeting players and watching the second day of action.Expected to sit in the centre court Royal Box as usual for the most high profile matches of the day, she surprised ticket-holders on Court 14 this morning to watch Dart play American Christina McHale.She was accompanied by players Anne Keothavong and Katie Boulter, joined by a small number of staff and security in the ordinary seats in Wimbledon’s outer courts. The Duchess is a regular at Wimbledon, usually joined by members of both the Royal Family and the Middletons throughout the fortnight. She has previously spoken of queuing up for tickets as a young woman, finally getting in late in the day to soak up the “special” atmosphere of Henman Hill and the ground courts.  The Duchess of Cambridge on Court 14 Kate makes her way through Wimbledon to courtsideCredit:Getty A spokeswoman for the All England Club said: “We are delighted that the  duchess in her capacity as Patron of the AELTC was keen to see the full breadth  of The Championships and we were pleased to facilitate a visit to watch play on  the outside courts and to watch practice at Aorangi Park.” Last year, the Duchess joined a tennis training session at a primary school in Mitcham, south London, and joked at the time how she was less “sporty” now she has children.The youngsters at Bond Primary were receiving training sessions under the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative – the outreach programme of the All England Club. Kate makes her way to Court 14 The Duchess late took her seat in the royal box to watch Roger Federer play Lloyd Harris. She will also be touring the grounds, visiting a number of courts throughout the day. Kate in the Royal Box on Tuesday afternoon The Fed Cup captain said it was a “real honour” for Dart to have the duchess watch her play.She said: “Before they started the match actually I’m pretty sure I caught Harriet’s eye looking over and smiling at the coin toss.”Sign up for our free newsletter,  Your Royal Appointment for exclusive insight from Camilla Tominey and Hannah Furness. read more

first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville men’s golfer Matthias Schmid shot a 5-over-par 76 in the Open Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland on Thursday.The junior qualified by winning the European Amateur Championship June 29, Schmid earned a spot in the British Open.Playing in his first PGA Tour event, Schmid bogeyed his first hole, but responded with birdies on No. 2 and No. 7 to shoot an even par on the first nine holes.Hailing from Maxhvette, Germany, Schmid didn’t fare so well on the back nine by firing a 5-over-par to sit in a tie for 128th place. Schmid was also a member of Team International in the Arnold Palmer Cup last month after a successful sophomore season.At the end of the year, he was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team while earning second team All-American honors, becoming just the fifth Cardinal to achieve this feat. He closed the season by setting the school’s record for stroke average at 70.55.Schmid’s second round will begin at 7:19 a.m. on Friday morning,Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The Association of Minority Professional Academic Institutes, popularly known as ‘AMPAI’, on Tuesday announced that Common Entrance Examination “CEE-AMPAI-2018″will be conducted in the state for the 5th consecutive year on May 13, under the supervision of the state Higher Education department. This offline examination, equivalent to West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination 2018, will be conducted for admission to 4-year B.Tech and B.Pharm courses, as per government order. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsCommenting on the announcement of the entrance examination, Sardar Sohan Singh, secretary, AMPAI, said: “Since its inception in 2010, the aim of AMPAI has been to facilitate opportunities in the field of higher education in the areas of engineering and pharmacy, to meritorious students across the country.” The common entrance examination presents yet another excellent opportunity to the students aspiring for degrees in B.Tech and B.Pharm courses, to secure admission in the top ranking engineering colleges of West Bengal. This year, the CEE-AMPAI examination will be held at 21 centres in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh.last_img read more

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We’ve ranked every major player from Apple to Huawei based on review scores, tech support, innovation and more.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0001:3001:30Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:07How to Find Your MAC Address in Windows 1001:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display关闭  Reviews (27/40)Acer continues to offer some of our favorite budget and mainstream laptops, but the company struggled this year on the whole. Not one of the 20 laptops we reviewed were Editor’s Choice picks, and only five of them received a 4-star rating. Acer laptops averaged a score of 3.4 stars, the lowest of any brand we tested.AdvertisementDespite Acer’s lackluster grades, there are a few standout laptops in its ranks. The Aspire E 15 remains a top pick on our Best Laptops under $500 rankings, thanks to its long battery life and decent performance. Another top budget laptop, the Swift 1, has a slim aluminum chassis and a wide range of ports. Acer also proved this year that it could compete in the premium and gaming space with the incredibly thin Swift 7 and Predator Triton 500.Design (12/15)When it comes to design, Acer is truly like that proverbial box of chocolates. For the creme de la creme of what the company has to offer, take a gander at the Swift 7 and Swift 5. A pair of ultra-svelte laptops, the Swifts pushed the portability envelope with their sleek, aluminum, barely-there dimensions. The company wasn’t afraid to bring its mantra of thin to its gaming laptops, like the Predator Triton 500.Acer will also play with colors. The company is ditching the tired red-and-black gaming laptop palette for the eye-catching turquoise and black as seen on the Predator Helios 300 and the white-and-gold Predator Helios 300 Special Edition. The company even had some color leftover for the Chromebook 11, giving it a striking indigo-blue finish. From there, you have the lovely Chromebook 13, which sports an aluminum chassis and a special hinge to raise the keyboard ever so slightly for a more comfortable typing experience.But for every delectable chocolate truffle, there’s a coconut or molasses disaster waiting to wreck the flavor profile. For Acer, these are its plastic-clad laptops like the Spin 3, the Chromebook Spin 11 and the Aspire E 15, which we love for their price and specs, but the bulky, boring design leaves much to be desired.Support (14/20)Acer’s phone-based support system did better than it’s done in years, delivering correct answers to all of our questions in a quick and friendly manner. If only its other representatives, working its social media and live chat channels, held up their end of the bargain. Unfortunately, those agents failed at providing the solutions our undercover support agents needed, proving quite frustrating.Acer pays for the shipping when it sends fixed laptops back to users, but you’re the one who’s paying to get your notebook to their depots. Acer laptops come with a single-year warranty, and you can pay $60 to $189 for an additional one to three years of warranty protection, with the high-end option including accidental-damage protection. For even more money, your plan can include on-site service.Innovation (8/10)Acer is innovating on multiple fronts, especially ultraportable laptops and gaming systems. The Acer Swift 7 is a stunning design achievement, as the machine’s 0.35-inch frame makes it the thinnest laptop in the world. You also get built-in LTE and over 9 hours of battery life. And this system keeps cool, thanks to an ultrathin, 0.03-inch heat pipe.Two Acer gaming laptops grabbed our attention, starting with the Predator Triton 900. With the Ezel Aero hinge, you can use easily switch between multiple modes, and Acer is bringing this design to the Concept D9 laptop for creative pros. The upcoming Acer Predator Helios boasts a HyperDrift keyboard, which slides forward to improve cooling and performance.Value and Selection (14/15)Acer sells a wide variety of laptops across the spectrum, from budget to premium. For just $179, the Acer Chromebook 15, which features a full metal chassis and a sharp 1080p display. There’s also the detachable Acer One 10 for $218 and the $329 Acer Aspire E15, which offers an 8th Gen Core i3 CPU and great battery life.If you’re looking for a mainstream laptop, look into the Acer Spin 3 ($599), which boasts a strong Core i5 and long battery life, all packed into a 2-in-1 design with decent speakers. There’s also the Aspire R15, available for $799 and the Aspire 7 ($918). On the premium end, you’ve got the hybrid Switch 7 Black Edition ($1,699) and Acer Swift 7 ($1,699) that slides in at just 0.4 inches thin and comes with a surprisingly comfortable keyboard and a gorgeous 14-inch display.MORE: Best Acer LaptopsAcer also has a decent selection of gaming laptops. They range from affordable, like the convertible $649 Nitro Spin 5 and the Nitro 5 ($719), to exorbitantly expensive, like the Predator Triton 500 ($1,999). But before you crack open your wallet, let’s examine the mid-tier options. For $999, you can get the Predator Helios 300, or pay $1,199, for its snazzier-looking cousin, the Predator Helios 300 Special Edition, which comes packed with a strong 8th Gen Core i7 processor and an overclockable Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU, a colorful 15.6-inch display, and a remarkably cool chassis.The only thing that Acer is really missing is a workstation-class notebook, but the company is taking steps to change that with its ConceptD series. And it looks like the company is looking to court business users once again, bringing back the TravelMate X3 ($999).center_img Top Rated Acer LaptopsBest Design: Acer Swift 7Best Premium Gaming Laptop: Acer Predator Triton 500Incredible Value: Acer Aspire E 15 After a solid 4th place showing in 2018, Acer fell a few spots this year. The company made some strong innovations heading into 2019 (including the impossibly slim Acer Swift 7), and continues to offer one of the best overall selections around, with mainstream and gaming machines for every budget.However, Acer’s laptops had mixed results in our reviews this year, and we found some of the company’s recent designs to be lacking. And while Acer’s technical support is solid overall, we had some issues getting help over the web and via social media. The company still offers some of the best laptops around, but these shortcomings kept Acer from surpassing many of its competitors in 2019.Acer’s Key StrengthsExcellent value and selection. Acer’s laptop lineup truly has something for everyone, from entry-level machines like the Acer Chromebook 15 and Acer Aspire E15, to speedy ultrabooks like the Acer Swift 7 and mammoth gaming machines such as the Predator Triton 500.An eye towards innovation. Acer continues to push the envelope when it comes to laptop designs, delivering the thinnest laptop ever in the Acer Swift 7 and the multi-mode design of the Triton 900.Good customer support (over the phone). Acer’s phone agents proved swift and reliable in our recent tech support testing, providing accurate answers in a timely manner.Acer’s Key WeaknessesMixed quality: Acer’s bountiful lineup had mixed results in our reviews, with only five of the 20 Acer laptops we reviewed scoring 4 stars or better.Some dated designs: The dull plastic looks of laptops like the Spin 3 and E 15 could use a facelift.last_img read more

first_imgEveryone knows about the space pen. NASA spent millions on R&D to create the ultimate pen that would work in zero gravity and the result was this incredible machine. Well, no. In fact it was made by a pen manufacturer in 1966 — but it wasn’t until October of 1968 that it went into orbit and fulfilled its space pen destiny.The pen was created by pen maker (naturally) Paul Fisher, who used $1 million of his own money to create the AG-7 anti-gravity pen. As you may or may not know, the innovation was a pressurized ink cartridge and gel ink that would deploy reliably regardless of orientation, temperature or indeed the presence of gravity.He sent it to NASA, which was of course the only organization reliably worried about making things work in microgravity, and they loved it. In fact, the Russians started using it shortly afterwards, as well.Walt Cunningham, Wally Schirra and Donn Eisele took the pens aboard with them for the Apollo 7 mission, which launched on October 11, 1968, and they served them well over the next 11 days in orbit.A 50th anniversary edition of the pen is now available to people who have a lot of money and love gold stuff. It’s $500, a limited edition of 500, and made of “gold titanium nitride plated brass,” and it comes with a case and commemorative plaque with a quote from Cunningham:“Fifty years ago, I flew with the first flown Space Pen on Apollo 7. I relied on it then, and it’s still the only pen I rely on here on Earth.”Okay, that’s pretty cool. Presumably astronauts get a lifetime supply of these things, though.Here’s to the Fisher space pen, an example of American ingenuity and simple, reliable good design that’s persisted in use and pop culture for half a century.last_img read more

first_imgCancún, Q.R. — The regional delegate of the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur), Juan Emanuel González Castelán, was visited by the Minister of Tourism of Ecuador, Enrique Ponce de León in Cancun Wednesday to exchange ideas.Through a statement, the federal official said that during their meeting, the Ecuadorian diplomat was interested in learning the operating model of the Centro Integralmente Planeado (CIP) Cancun. He explained that due to the tourism success of the city, they want to apply similar strategies in the development of their Riviera del Pacífico.During the visit they also toured the Cancun Hotel Zone, the beaches and parks, which are all managed by the Nacional de Fomento al Turismo.Ponce de León said that the global success of Cancun is a reference for the creation of new tourism developments, hence his interest to learn about the planning, operation and experience of Fonatur at CIP Cancun.González Castelán reiterated the commitment of the federal agency to continue with the promotion of tourism while attracting new investments to the region, which contribute to its development.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgNews | October 31, 2011 Toshiba Introduces the Industry’s Only 16-Channel MR Flex Coils News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more October 31, 2011 – To ensure MR imaging is as efficient and safe as possible, Toshiba America Medical Systems has unveiled enhancements to its Vantage Titan MR (magnetic resonance) product line, including the first high-density 16-channel flexible coil system (works-in-progress). The new additions to the Vantage Titan MR systems are designed to make it easier for clinicians to complete high-quality exams and improve diagnostic efficiency.With availability targeted for the Vantage Titan 1.5T and 3.0T systems, the 16-channel flexible coil system conforms closer to the anatomy, improving signal-to-noise ratio for more accurate images. The flexible coils are planned to be available in small, medium and large sizes, and are ideally suited for pediatrics and general musculoskeletal applications. For pediatrics, where standard coils are often too large, the small and flexible coils can fit to nearly any body part, including the head, spine and extremities.Other enhancements include M-Power, a customizable user interface allowing technologists to streamline scanning processes and enhance diagnostic efficiencies. M-Power has an easy upgrade path for those systems already installed, and is available on Toshiba’s Vantage Atlas and Vantage Titan 1.5T and 3.0T MR systems. Non-contrast CSF Flow Visualization is also available for M-Power equipped systems. This new application of Toshiba’s advanced Time-Spatial Labeling Inversion Pulse (Time-SLIP) non-contrast technique enables clinicians to evaluate cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow disorders.For more information: Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco 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. 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 News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more center_img Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more Related Content News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n 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 last_img read more

first_img MIAMI — Family sticks together, as the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has proven. In an effort to help recovery efforts in hurricane-hit communities, the organization has launched a new initiative called ‘One Caribbean Family’.As part of the initiative, a new booking initiative has been launched to allow hotels in the Caribbean help those who’ve been adversely impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. At the same time, CHTA is highlighting the fact that more than 70% of Caribbean destinations have not been affected and are ready to welcome visitors as usual.The ‘One Caribbean Family’ movement has been developed to help the tourism industry get back on its feet. It will serve as a hub for hotels, travel advisors and tour operators who would like to make a contribution through guest bookings. Donations made through the initiative are sent to the Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund managed by Tourism Cares, a non-profit organization that has partnered with CHTA to anchor the industry’s hurricane recover efforts in the Caribbean.“We want to show our solidarity with the Caribbean countries affected by these storms, not just in words but with actions that can bring relief to those in need,” said Karolin Troubetzkoy, President of CHTA and executive director of Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain resorts in St. Lucia. While encouraged by the initial pledges of support for the One Caribbean Family initiative by some of the region’s hotels and international tour operators and travel advisors, she would like to see more Caribbean hotels and trade partners come onboard.More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”“How can any hotel or hotel chain in the region and our trade partners feel good about securing incremental business as a result of hotel closures due to hurricanes?” asked Troubetzkoy. “While this may sound idealistic, the need to come together and act as one Caribbean tourism family has never been greater.”The CHTA President applauded tourism industry partners who have launched fundraising initiatives of their own, but hopes these will not deter them from also participating in the One Caribbean Family initiative. “To bring aid to the countries and the people who were affected will be an enormous task, and the One Caribbean Family initiative is a unique way to spread the good word that most of the Caribbean is open for business while helping those destinations most in need,” she said.Troubetzkoy is leading by example, with her company pledging to donate up to $50 for each booking for travel between Oct. 1, 2017 and Dec. 19, 2018. “We started this pledge for direct reservations and bookings through our travel advisors,” Troubetzkoy said, “but now we are also including some wholesalers who will match our donation.”Guests wishing to make additional contributions to the Fund will receive resort credits up to $250, depending on their contribution.More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA Sales“When any part of the region is affected, it hits us so close to home, because the entire Caribbean is our home,” she added, declaring, “this is one tangible way our tourism community can stand in solidarity with our neighbors.”The Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund allows tourism industry stakeholders and friends of the region throughout the world to pool their resources in support of vulnerable, devastated parts of the Caribbean that welcome millions of visitors in a region that supports 2.4 million tourism-related jobs.The Fund’s focus on the recovery of islands directly affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria complements existing relief efforts and gives the tourism industry a way to leverage its resources to help the region bounce back, ideally better than before.Hotels and tourism trade partners interested in participating in the One Caribbean Family promotion and support campaign should complete the pledge form at Participating hotels and trade partners will be showcased online and through a public relations and social media campaign.Donations are tax deductible where applicable and can also be made directly online at or by check payable to Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund c/o Tourism Cares, 20 Vernon St., Norwood, MA 02062, USA or by donating securities. Questions may be addressed to travel updates, visit Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Share 70% of Caribbean is ready for visitors, says CHTA, after launching hurricane recovery initiativecenter_img Travelweek Group Tags: Caribbean Tuesday, October 3, 2017 last_img read more

first_img Men’s health affects baby’s health too Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The pressure to work for such low wages is unlikely to ease, since European consumers expect low prices even for prime Italian produce — while the flow of migrants is projected to surpass even last year’s record of 170,000.___Associated Press television producer Trisha Thomas contributed.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. This week, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano suggested that the newcomers do volunteer work while they wait for their asylum requests to be processed. They are more likely, however, to work under-the-table to earn cash to send home or to fund the next leg of their journeys north.“The work is good,” said Khamis, a 33-year-old from Sudan who was harvesting potato fields near Syracuse this week. He said he earned 50 euros ($56) a day, more than the amount typically cited by aid groups. Payment is usually cash in hand, but often a local agent gets a cut.In Italy, which has seen a near-record 26,228 migrants arrive so far this year, would-be refugees are housed in special centers where food and clothing are provided. Depending on their immigration status, some receive pocket money in the form of vouchers or cash. Some are allowed to work while their asylum bids are being reviewed, others must wait months or even years before getting the necessary papers.Those wishing to escape boredom and privation in overcrowded welcome centers are left with few choices, given Italy’s 13 percent unemployment rate. Most do find something, “whether it’s legal or on the black market,” said immigration lawyer Angela Ghennet Lupo. Adem showed the way to a place he called ‘Hotel Sudan’ — the remains of an abandoned old farmhouse surrounded by makeshift shacks, tarps and mattresses — where half a dozen men were washing clothes in large plastic tubs. It was clear that nobody there had found work that day.While anti-immigrant sentiment runs high in parts of northern Italy, Sicilian farmers welcome the labor.“Here, immigration is a resource,” said Chiara Lo Bianco, whose agricultural business produces organic citrus fruit and vegetables for customers in northern Europe.While the more desirable jobs — such as picking lemons — are filled mostly by Sicilians, immigrants tend to the trees and harvest zucchini from the farm’s many hundred plastic greenhouses.Lo Bianco pays her employees well — about 1,200 euros a month, all above board, so that they are entitled to social security benefits. Other farmers aren’t so scrupulous.Alberto Barbieri, of the Italian aid group Doctors for Human Rights, said conditions at sites in Sicily’s neighboring region of Calabria were much tougher. “Eighty percent are paid under the table with an average salary of 25 euros a day,” he said. Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home SYRACUSE, Sicily (AP) — Colorful plastic boxes lie evenly spaced on a freshly turned field, ready to be filled with potatoes destined for the plates of diners across Europe. The 14 men lining up to pluck them from the rich soil of eastern Sicily are almost all newcomers to a continent where many eye them with a mix of pity and suspicion.The desperate quests of record numbers of migrants to cross the Mediterranean have been well-documented. But few know that those who make it here often spend years trapped in an immigration limbo where the only way to make money is to do the back-breaking farm labor that locals shun — but which is critical to feeding the continent. Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academiescenter_img Top Stories Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober For men, who make up the bulk of the migrants, this often means working on the farms of Italy’s southern breadbasket, which provides a sizeable chunk of the produce that feeds Italy and countries beyond. Competition for jobs is fierce and some decide to move out of the migration centers to live in abandoned stone huts that dot the countryside, in order to be closer to the villages where workers are hired each morning.“The majority lives in dilapidated shacks in the fields without any services, without water, without toilets,” said Lupo. “They cook with a little fire on the ground putting big pots on top and they work all day long.”Such encampments aren’t marked on any maps, but locals know where to find them.“The countryside is big here. You may not see them, but they are there,” said Safi Adem, a 38-year-old from Sudan, who offered to show reporters a site.Adem said he himself wasn’t willing to work in the fields and had been lucky enough to get a job with the city of Rome for several years. After that ended, he decided to team up with a fellow migrant and come back to Sicily to start a store selling fruit and vegetables. The business failed, and on Thursday he was heading into Syracuse to wind up the company. A migrant pauses as he picks potatoes, in Siracusa, Sicily, southern Italy, Thursday, May 7, 2015. Colorful plastic boxes lie evenly spaced on a freshly turned field, ready to be filled with potatoes destined for the plates of diners across Europe. The 14 men lining up to pluck them from the rich soil of eastern Sicily are almost all newcomers to a continent where many eye them with a mix of pity and suspicion. The desperate quests of record numbers of migrants to cross the Mediterranean and reach Europe have been well-documented. But few know that those who make it here often spend years trapped in an immigration limbo where the only way to make money is to do the back-breaking farm labor that locals shun _ but which is critical to feeding the continent. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizonalast_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Candace Bushnell’s next project: A book for the #MeToo era by The Associated Press Posted Mar 29, 2019 4:07 am PDTcenter_img NEW YORK — Candace Bushnell’s next project is a book for the #MeToo movement.HarperCollins Children’s Books announced Friday that the “Sex and the City” author is teaming up with bestselling young adult writer Katie Cotugno on “Rules for Being a Girl.”The novel is scheduled for April 2020. It tells the story of a high school senior named Marin and what happens when a teacher makes advances on her. In the spirit of Bushnell’s Carrie Bradshaw, Marin becomes a columnist, writing “Rules for Being a Girl” in the high school newspaper.Bushnell said in a statement that she wanted to address a “new generation of girls” about how they’re treated.Cotugno has written such books as “99 Days” and “How to Love” and describes herself as the author of “messy, complicated, feminist love stories.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

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