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Bruno Mars Honored By MakeAWish Foundation

first_imgMake-A-Wish recently announced the recipients of several awards the organization presented at their 35th Anniversary Global Conference last week in Anaheim, Calif.The wish-granting organization took time to celebrate some of their most passionate and devoted ambassadors as part of their Evening of Excellence awards reception.Make-A-Wish and Disney celebrated the 100,000th Disney-related wish during a special event emceed by Disney Channel “Girl Meets World” star Ben Savage, marking a momentous milestone in the organization’s 35-year relationship with Disney. Nearly 8,000 Disney wishes are granted globally every year – including experiences at Disney Parks, voyages on Disney Cruise Line, and visits to TV and movie sets. From the first wish 35 years ago to the 100,000th wish together, Disney and Make-A-Wish have brought comfort and smiles to wish kids and families when they need it most.Each year, some of the world’s most famous celebrities provide inspiration to thousands of wish kids — meeting them on sets, at concerts, in their hospital rooms and everywhere in between. Make-A-Wish honors four of these celebrities annually with the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award. These celebrities, despite their hectic schedules and never-ending demands, have been dedicated to creating meaningful, life-changing experiences for wish kids. The 2015 Chris Greicius Celebrity Award recipients are:• “Disney Channel”: For many wish kids, the characters they watched every day — passing the time in hospitals as they sit through treatments, recovering from surgery or waiting on test results — became their best friends, and the chance to meet them in person inspired them to keep fighting. • Bruno Mars: The internationally known singer, songwriter, record producer, voice actor and choreographer has been granting wishes since 2012 for children all over the world. Bruno has quietly but enthusiastically brought joy to the lives of more than 16 children. • Norman Reedus: Known most recently for his role in the mega hit, The Walking Dead, the long-time actor has granted 10 wishes, even flying out to meet a wish kid in the hospital with less than 24 hours’ notice. Norman also designated Make-A-Wish as the charity beneficiary of his OMAZE campaign. • Shaun White: Born with the same congenital heart condition as many of our wish children, the highly decorated American professional snowboarder and skateboarder’s drive and life achievements speak to wish children in knowing that they, too, can do whatever they put their heart into. Shaun has granted 17 wishes, starting in 2008, and continued to grant wishes every year since.Make-A-Wish also celebrated a historic milestone: the granting of 500 wishes by one individual. WWE Superstar John Cena started granting wishes in 2004, and this summer, granted his 500th wish. As his popularity as a WWE Superstar quickly soared, so did the number of wish requests. His motto, Never Give Up, serves as a rallying cry to hundreds of sick kids and a commitment that he’ll keeping fighting right alongside them.Make-A-Wish honored ESPN’s “My Wish” series with the Douglas Kiker Award for excellence in media. The award, accepted by ESPN commentator Chris Connelly, recognizes individuals and media organizations for their extraordinary efforts to extend Make-A-Wish stories to the public. Since 2005, ESPN has told 53 stories of wish children and the athlete heroes who made their wishes come true through the ESPN “My Wish” and “Mi Deseo” series.To cap off the festivities, Make-A-Wish presented The Walt Disney Company with the 100,000th Wish Award, which was accepted by Spencer Neumann, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chief financial officer and executive vice president, Global Guest Experience, and Make-A-Wish America board member.“A wish-come-true helps wish kids feel better and in some cases get better,” said Make-A-Wish America president and chief executive officer David Williams. “Corporations like Disney and WWE, celebrities, like John Cena, Bruno Mars, Shaun White and Norman Reedus, can make a very real, lasting impact on wish kids’ ability to handle and overcome the medical challenges they face.”last_img read more


Indian court declares tycoon Vijay Mallya economic offender

first_imgNEW DELHI — An Indian court has declared tycoon Vijay Mallya a fugitive economic offender, a ruling that empowers authorities to confiscate his properties and assets.Judge M.S. Azmi’s decision on Saturday comes less than a month after a British Court ruled that Mallya should be extradited to India to face financial fraud allegations. Mallya remains free on bail in London and can appeal the ruling.Mallya, who left India in 2016, is accused of money laundering and cheating Indian banks out of hundreds of millions of dollars. He has denied wrongdoing.He was declared a fugitive economic offender under a new Indian law that applies to a person accused of financial fraud of over 1 billion rupees ($14.2 million) and who has fled India to avoid prosecution.The Associated Presslast_img


Local gardener recognized on national level in Best Backyard Contest

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A local resident has been recently recognized on a national level for their backyard garden.Carla Demers, of Fort St. John, was the recent recipient for the grand prize of the Communities in Bloom 2019 Canada’s Backyard Contest.Demers says, back in July, she came across the contest on Facebook and, not having much of a horticultural background, decided to enter it on a whim with no thought of actually being a finalist or of even winning it. “I entered the contest on a whim one day, while I was drinking coffee in the morning, and actually I never thought much about it until I got the phone call saying that I was a finalist. I just thought “what the heck, I’ll give it a try” and never really thought about it again.”Demers had entered three photos into the contest and was up against about 400 other entrants from across Canada.As being a top winner, Demers received a $1,000 Home Hardware gift card, which she says will be put to good use for the next garden season.last_img read more


Mindtree Q4 net up 8.9% to Rs 198.4 cr

first_imgNew Delhi: Mid-sized IT firm Mindtree Wednesday said its consolidated net profit grew 8.9 per cent to Rs 198.4 crore for the March 2019 quarter, from Rs 182.2 crore in the year-ago period. The Bengaluru-based company’s revenue also increased by 25.6 per cent to Rs 1,839.4 crore in the said quarter, as compared to Rs 1,464 crore in the year-ago period, Mindtree said in a regulatory filing. Mindtree, which is facing a hostile takeover bid by infrastructure giant L&T, said its board has also declared an interim dividend of Rs 3 per equity share, and recommended a special dividend of 200 per cent (Rs 20 a share) to “celebrate the twin achievements of exceeding $1 billion annual revenue milestone and 20th anniversary of the company” subject to shareholders’ nod. “Mindtree has delivered exceptional performance for both the fourth quarter and the full fiscal year as we cross the historic $1 billion milestone. Over the course of two decades our strategy of being expertise-led and backed by a unique culture continues to help us attract world class people and create customer successes,” Mindtree CEO and Managing Director Rostow Ravanan said. He added that the company is “well-poised to continue delivering industry leading returns for all our stakeholders, the best is yet to come”. Mindtree’s FY’19 net profit grew 32.2 per cent to Rs 754.1 crore, while revenue was up 28.5 per cent to Rs 7,021.5 crore from the previous fiscal.last_img read more


Morocco’s FM Bourita Wants to Rid AU of ‘Sterile and Useless…

Rabat – Nasser Bourita, Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, called for the depollution of the African Union of “sterile, useless and out of step with reality” debates about Western Sahara.On Tuesday, March 19, Bourita spoke at a joint briefing with his Rwandan counterpart Richard Sezibera. Sezibera co-chaired the first session of the Morocco-Rwanda Joint High Commission. Morocco and Rwanda are working together to advance the AU reform agenda. Such reforms are implemented with the goals of making African voices heard at the international level, launching integration projects, and developing the AU as a more effective instrument for the continent.Sezibera said that his country is committed to doing what it takes to achieve a “fair and equitable solution to the question of the Moroccan Sahara.”Bourita spoke in favor of Kigali’s role in the AU as upholding a “spirit of realism” when it comes to the issue of Western Sahara.Previously, the African Union has moved to limit its role in the Western Sahara dispute. In July 2018, the chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, released a report which supported the United Nations’ authority on the issue.The report stated that the UN was the only body with full legitimacy to find a mutually accepted solution to the dispute. The AU’s role going forward would be to simply support the UN in its efforts. The AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) would no longer have the right to discuss the issue of Western Sahara.The change was widely seen as a win for Morocco which has long believed that AU-led efforts are biased against the Moroccan claim. read more


Old facilities, changing times, catch up to three western livestock feed plants

SASKATOON — Aging facilities and business consolidation are being cited by Federated Co-operative Limited as reasons for its decision to close three of its six livestock feed production plants on the Prairies.FCL says its Co-op Feeds operations in Melfort, Sask., and Brandon, Man., will shut down in August and October respectively, while production at a facility in Edmonton will be moved south to Wetaskiwin.Manufacturing will continue at plants in Calgary , Saskatoon and Moosomin, Sask.The plants produce cattle, horse, sheep and poultry feed in bags and bulk orders.Ten jobs will be lost through the Brandon and Melfort closures, but FCL associate vice-president Patrick Bergermann hopes the employees can find work in the company’s retailing system.He says the company will do its best to ensure that livestock producers affected by the closures will continue to get the products they need from the three remaining plants.Bergermann said there has been consolidation on both the producer side and manufacturing side of the feed business. He also said the plants slated for closure have “a lot of age.”“They were going to require a lot of capital investment … we needed to look at what was going to be sustainable.”Bergermann also said the shutdown of the Melfort facility is not an indictment of the quality of work done by its employees.“We’ve got a lot of great people there that have been doing a good job in serving local producers for a long time,” he said. (CKBI)The Canadian Press read more


Bishop of Colombo calls for calm after attacks

“I call upon people to be calm and prayerful and discern the very promptings of the holy spirit. May God’s healing and grace be upon all those who are hurting. I also call upon people to work against destruction and value life,” Bishop Diloraj Canagasabay said. (Courtesy India Today)Anglican Bishop of Colombo Diloraj Canagasabay calls for calm following multiple bomb attacks in Sri Lanka #srilanka #lka #EasterSundayAttacks #EasterSundayAttacksLK pic.twitter.com/fzxEEJ0Z51— Colombo Gazette (@colombogazette) April 21, 2019 “I join all people who are going through untold hardship, suffering and loss of lives of their loved ones on the day when we are supposed to celebrate resurrection of Lord Jesus. It is sad that such a thing should happen in a country like ours,” Bishop Diloraj Canagasabay said. “We have our people living in harmoney and peace after going through 30 years of war… Civil war… trying to build our lives again,” Bishop Diloraj Canagasabay said.Bishop Diloraj Canagasabay called upon the people to be calm and work against destructive elements and value life above all. He also said that the people of Sri Lanka have been living in peace after the Civil War which lasted for about 30 years and the people have worked really hard to rebuild their lives. Diloraj Canagasabey, the Bishop of Colombo, on Sunday condemned bomb blasts in Sri Lanka that targetted churches and hotels in Colombo and other parts of the island nation.Bishop Canagasabay expressed sorrow that such a tragedy had befallen the people of Sri Lanka on Easter, which is considered to be the day of Jesus Christ’s resurrection. read more


Annan voices sympathy for flood victims around the world pledges UN support

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today voiced his sympathy for the people and the governments around the world suffering the effects of flooding and pledged to continue UN assistance to those stricken by the disasters.Several countries in Central Europe and South Asia, as well as the Russian Federation, Iran, China and the Philippines, have been struck by massive flooding, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people from their homes.A statement released by a spokesperson for Mr. Annan said the UN was providing support to affected countries that have requested it by delivering relief materials, mobilizing donor support, and serving as a conduit for the timely sharing of information. “The UN stands ready to assist any other affected countries that ask for help,” the statement said.The Secretary-General also pointed out that the upcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development, scheduled to open on 26 August, would provide an opportunity to move forward on developing strategies to reduce the effects of natural disasters and to confront the serious environmental challenges affecting the planet.”Such strategies must become and essential component of sustainable development policies and practices,” the statement said. read more


The 2019 Favorites And Breakout Picks For The National League

Nationals15368973+7459%38%6% The division race: Welcome to the tightest division race in baseball. Four teams in the East are projected to win at least 84 games, the most in any division this season. The Washington Nationals are slight favorites despite losing Bryce Harper, thanks to an existing core that includes SP Max Scherzer (8.8 wins above replacement1According a mix of Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs’ competing versions of the metric. last season), 3B Anthony Rendon (5.2), SS Trea Turner (4.4) and 20-year-old LF Juan Soto (3.3) — all of whom were better than Harper last year anyway. Add in a few notable offseason additions, and Washington has a ton of talent. Another team that loaded up this offseason is the New York Mets, who will return a dominant rotation of Jacob deGrom (9.7!), Zach Wheeler (4.3) and Noah Syndergaard (4.1) to go with an overhauled lineup and bullpen. We see them improving substantially on last year’s 77-win record, though it might not be enough to get back to the playoffs. The Philadelphia Phillies have also improved a bunch since last season, when they collapsed down the stretch (and had the run differential of a 76-win team anyway). Staff ace Aaron Nola (7.5) might quietly give deGrom and Scherzer a fight for the title of division’s best pitcher. But like the Mets, Philly could also get caught up in the East’s numbers game. Finally, the Atlanta Braves are the defending division champs, and their award for that accomplishment is the fourth-best forecasted playoff chances this season. Our projections are skeptical about Atlanta’s staff (both in terms of health and performance), and the model generally dings teams the year after making huge leaps in record — the Braves went from 72 wins in 2017 to 90 in 2018 — particularly in the absence of big personnel upgrades. But keep an eye on LF Ronald Acuna Jr. (3.9), who could develop into an MVP-type talent before too long.The difference-makers: Harper (2.4 WAR) got all the headlines for his move from Washington to Philadelphia, though he might not be the most important new face on his own team. He trails C J.T. Realmuto (4.5) and SS Jean Segura (4.1) in terms of incoming WAR. As for the Nationals, big additions such as SP Patrick Corbin (5.5) and C Yan Gomes (2.5) — as well as top prospect CF Victor Robles — should keep them afloat without Harper. The Mets’ big-name pickups include closer Edwin Diaz (3.3), 2B Robinson Cano (3.1) and C Wilson Ramos (2.5), part of maybe the best influx of net WAR any team added this offseason. (Don’t sleep on prospect 1B Pete Alonso, either.) Finally, the Braves snagged former MVP Josh Donaldson (1.3) in free agency and will give a bigger role to up-and-coming SP Touki Toussaint — though, to the consternation of Atlanta fans, they added little else of consequence for their division-title defense.Gone tanking: The Miami Marlins. (The less said, the better.) How Elo is forecasting the NL West race Avg. Simulated SeasonChance to… Welcome to our two-part guide to the 2019 MLB season through the lens of our MLB prediction model. In each division, we’ll outline the key teams in the division race, discuss the incoming players who will make the biggest difference and classify the tanking teams you should ignore on principle. Let’s start with the National League: Mets15238577+3642233 TeamElo RatingWinsLossesRun Diff.Make PlayoffsWin DivisionWin World Series Braves15168478+2437192 Pirates14997983-2121111 Phillies15198478+2839213 The division race: Unlike the other two National League divisions, this doesn’t seem like much of a battle on paper. The Los Angeles Dodgers are the prohibitive favorite here, with a projected 13-win cushion over their next-closest foe. L.A. lost Grandal and Manny Machado in free agency and traded away Puig, but this remains the most impressive collection of players in the entire NL, spearheaded by starters Clayton Kershaw (4.0 WAR) and Walker Buehler (3.4) along with 3B Justin Turner (4.4) and a host of multipositional talents including Max Muncy (4.7), Cody Bellinger (3.9), Chris Taylor (3.6) and Kiké Hernandez (2.9). The Colorado Rockies are the most logical candidates to challenge Dodger supremacy — which they happened to do all of last season, tying L.A. with 91 wins through 162 games and forcing a one-game playoff for the West crown. Colorado brings back 3B Nolan Arenado (5.7) on a fresh extension, but the team lost 2B DJ LeMahieu (2.5) and RP Adam Ottavino (2.3) while adding few impact names. The projections think they’ll be weaker. And it’s not clear how the San Diego Padres (who aren’t tanking anymore but don’t appear ready to contend yet) or the Diamondbacks (who lost Goldschmidt, Corbin and A.J. Pollock) could step up to push L.A. Then again, you could have said something similar last year, and the Dodgers barely managed to win the division.The difference-makers: This West’s biggest offseason acquisition was easily Machado (6.0 WAR), who signed with the Padres in February. Along with new 2B Ian Kinsler (2.4) and infield prospects Fernando Tatis Jr. and Luis Urias — plus top-40 prospect pitcher Chris Paddack (who could pair with fellow spring breakout Matt Strahm to raise eyebrows his year) — Machado will help make San Diego relevant again, even if its division odds remain slim. As for the Dodgers, they signed Pollock (2.5), a 7-win player back in 2015, and ex-Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly (0.5); maybe young OF Alex Verdugo can also make some kind of dent in a crowded field. Meanwhile, Colorado added 2B Daniel Murphy (-0.1) — who was highly productive in 2016 and 2017 but injured and ineffective in 2018 — and little of note otherwise. The Rockies will look ahead to the future with infield prospects Brendan Rodgers and Garrett Hampson. Arizona made some moves at the margins, but its offseason storyline was mainly about shedding established talent and restocking the farm system. And the Giants had a terrible winter, striking out in the Harper sweepstakes and barely upgrading a roster that won 73 games last season.Gone tanking: The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants. (Maybe?) The D-backs aren’t bad enough to fully qualify yet, but they seem to be steering in this direction. And while the Giants would never commit to a full tear-down with their attendance numbers being what they are, it’s not totally obvious where the franchise goes from here — with the core of its dynasty eroding and a lack of reinforcements on the way. How Elo is forecasting the NL Central race Reds14967785-331891 Based on 100,000 simulations of the 2019 MLB seasonSources: Baseball prospectus, Fangraphs, Clay Davenport Rockies15158280+1334173 Dodgers15629567+12379%66%13% Cubs15218478+2338233 Padres14847587-50146<1 TeamElo RatingWinsLossesRun Diff.Make PlayoffsWin DivisionWin World Series TeamElo RatingWinsLossesRun Diff.Make PlayoffsWin DivisionWin World Series Marlins14376498-1581<1<1 Based on 100,000 simulations of the 2019 MLB seasonSources: Baseball prospectus, Fangraphs, Clay Davenport How Elo is forecasting the NL East race Giants14667191-9363<1 The division race: This looks like a tough three-team fight at the top. We give a razor-thin edge to the defending division champ Milwaukee Brewers, who bring back a core featuring the NL’s 2018 MVP, RF Christian Yelich (7.6 WAR), plus CF Lorenzo Cain (6.3), 3B Travis Shaw (3.8), 1B Jesus Aguilar (3.2) and a dominant bullpen that ranked among baseball’s best last season. The rotation has question marks, though, including breaking in a couple of young converted relievers in Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff. The St. Louis Cardinals should be right on Milwaukee’s heels either way, thanks to a couple of big-name additions — see below — on top of a deep group that was already good for 88 wins last season. Third baseman Matt Carpenter (4.9) remains an underappreciated WAR star, and 2018 breakout SP Miles Mikolas (4.5) anchors a solid, hard-throwing rotation. Finally, we have one of the most polarizing teams in baseball going into the season: the Chicago Cubs. Baseball Prospectus’s PECOTA projections forecast only 79 wins (!) for the Northsiders this year, and while other systems are higher on the team, the Cubs appear to be far removed from their glory days of 2016. That said, Chicago still has plenty of productive talent, including SS Javy Baez (5.8), SP Kyle Hendricks (3.1) and a pair of likely bounce-back candidates in 1B Anthony Rizzo (2.8) and 3B Kris Bryant (2.1). It would be foolish to discount the Cubs from this division race.The difference-makers: The biggest NL Central pickup of the offseason belonged to the Cardinals, who traded for 1B Paul Goldschmidt (5.3 WAR) in December. With a 7.9 WAR season under his belt in 2015, Goldy is legitimately capable of mounting an MVP bid. Also of note, St. Louis added RP Andrew Miller (0.3) in free agency; Miller was injured for most of 2018 but isn’t far removed from being a game-changing bullpen weapon. Cardinal pitchers Dakota Hudson and Alex Reyes could also make a difference off the farm. Milwaukee’s consensus top prospect, 2B Keston Hiura, might make an MLB appearance this year, but the Brewers’ most important acquisition was former Dodgers backstop Yasmani Grandal (4.1), a big upgrade over last year’s Manny Pina/Erik Kratz timeshare. As for the Cubs, the meager additions of utility man Daniel Descalso (1.3) and reliever Brad Brach (0.5) may pale in comparison to the impact of getting SS Addison Russell (1.7) back in early May from a 40-game domestic violence suspension.Gone tanking: Nobody? Although the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds will struggle to figure into the division battle, both teams are in range of .500. The Pirates are projected to win 79 games, which will presumably help continue their reign as the most average franchise in sports. And the Reds picked up a few name-brand players (RF Yasiel Puig; SPs Sonny Gray, Tanner Roark and Alex Wood) who should help them be more competitive. Based on 100,000 simulations of the 2019 MLB seasonSources: Baseball prospectus, Fangraphs, Clay Davenport D-backs14977983-192191 Brewers15298676+4246%29%4% Avg. Simulated SeasonChance to… Avg. Simulated SeasonChance to… Cardinals15258577+3844284 read more


Westminster victim left face down in water for five minutes as passing boat

Andreea Cristea was pulled out of the river by fire and rescue crewsCredit:Jamie Lorriman  Asked if he thought it would have been possible to get Ms Cristea out of the water more quickly or more safely, Mr Cooper said: “In the conditions or circumstances, no.”Mr Patterson added: “With hindsight, Mr Cooper, do you agree the more appropriate course of action would be immediately to get Gordon to try and get that person out of the water as a matter of emergency?””Of course, it was physically impossible,” said Mr Cooper. The barrister suggested: “But you never did.””No sir,” Mr Cooper replied. Gareth Patterson QC, representing Ms Cristea’s family, said she had been face down in the river for two minutes when she was first secured, but remained immersed for five minutes before she was brought out.The inquest heard at one point that Mr Markley even released her to fish out a certificate he spotted floating in the river.Mr Patterson asked Mr Cooper: “My suggestion is, if you wanted to get her out, Mr Gordon Markley and another man could have brought her out of the water with that 15ft pole.”My suggestion is the hook is sufficient to grab the person and pull them up with the assistance of another person.”This was a young woman of 5ft 5in, of slim build, weighing only 11 stone. Are you really suggesting she could not have been lifted by two men?”The witness said: “Definitely not” “We presumed it was a body that had been in the water for a long time. It wouldn’t have been nice for anyone involved. There were children sitting downstairs.” Andreea Cristea on Westminster Bridge moments before she was hit by Khalid Masood's car Mr Markley told the court he only learned later that Ms Cristea was alive when she was taken to hospital.The first aid trained licensed skipper said: “We don’t bring dead bodies aboard the boat.”Mr Patterson suggested Ms Cristea “immediately started breathing” when she was pulled from the water.He said: “Perhaps with hindsight you might have approached things differently and at the very least tried to raise her face to see whether she might start breathing?”Mr Markley replied: “With hindsight yes. I would have loved to have gone down into the water and done that. We did what we thought was appropriate.” Andreea Cristea was pulled out of the river by fire and rescue crews Mr Patterson continued: “Mr Cooper, there was nothing stopping her being lifted by a matter of inches to see if she was alive, to lift her face out of the water?””I don’t know,” Mr Cooper replied.Mr Cooper told the inquest he had past experience of fishing unconscious people out of the water, but had no training on how to do it on the high-sided clipper. The inquest heard London Fire Brigade’s Fire Flash boat arrived on the scene and used a specialist piece of equipment to bring Ms Cristea on board. She died in hospital on April 6 last year.Giving evidence, Mr Markley denied making a “death gesture” with his hand to the fire boat as he was handing over Ms Cristea.He insisted there were “no signs of life” and he presumed she was dead. But as he got closer, he began to harbour doubts on seeing a “vast amount of blood swirling around the body”, he said.Jonathan Hough, QC, for the coroner, asked: “Was there any way you could have got the body onto the boat safely?” Andreea Cristea Andreea Cristea on Westminster Bridge moments before she was hit by Khalid Masood’s carCredit:PA/Metropolitan Police The captain said he thought lifting her one-and-a-half metres up the side of the boat risked causing “more damage”.He said he flipped a piece of paper out of the water, thinking it had come out of Ms Cristea’s backpack. Andreea Cristea pictured on CCTV just two minutes before the attackCredit:PA/Metropolitan Police Vital time was lost in the battle to save a victim of the Westminster terror attack who was left face down in the river for five minutes because a passing boat captain wrongly thought she was already dead, an inquest has heard.Andreea Cristea, 31, had plunged into the Thames after being hit by Khalid Masood’s car as she walked on Westminster Bridge with her boyfriend, Andrei Burnaz.Mr Burnaz was desperately searching for his partner as Michael Brown shouted and gestured to alert a passing tourist boat to her floating face down in the water.Despite an emergency distress signal, along with shouts from Mr Brown and passengers on the City Cruises tourist clipper, Skipper Danny Cooper initially thought Ms Cristea’s body was “garbage”.CCTV footage captured Captain Gordon Markley asking if it was a “wind-up” before heading outside with a boat hook.Mr Cooper said he and his colleague assumed the Romanian tourist had been in the water for hours or days and believed it was “impossible” to fish her out using the hook. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more


SAEs medal stuffup

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Four months after the end of the PanHellenic Games held in Melbourne in November last year, a significant number of winning athletes have yet to receive their medals. It is estimated that about 34 athletes who competed in the Games are still waiting for either gold, silver or bronze medals. One 15-year-old athlete from Queensland who won three gold medals in discus, shot putt and javelin respectively, two more athletes from Victoria and the rest from NSW have been put on hold. However, some confusion still exists as to what is the exact number of people who will finally receive the long belated medals.According to a spokesperson from SAE Oceania the medals fiasco was generated because some athletic events were scheduled last minute. “There were younger athletes under 16 who wanted to compete in additional sports from what they were scheduled and we couldn’t refuse them that prerogative,” the SAE spokesperson said to Neos Kosmos.It should be noted that this is the second consecutive Games after the one hel=d in Adelaide that the same problem of a shortage of medals has been experienced by the SAE organising committee. When asked why SAE had not anticipated such issues, and in response ordered extra medals the SAE spokesman said that they had arranged for 40 extra medals. He went on to defend SAE’s organisation, claiming that an added problem was created with the unanticipated number of team officials who were also awarded with a medal each.He added that the members of the winning water polo team, who also have not received their medals, “were more than what originally reported” causing a further medals shortage. When pressed by Neos Kosmos to say if SAE thought that an apology was due to the athletes who have yet to be awarded with their medals, he said “SAE is not denying them of what is theirs and the athletes will get their medals” so no apology was due. The SAE spokesperson did say that “the Games were a cultural event so the medals were not the core objective per se.” He did, however want to apologise for the “extended delay” now close to four months. When asked why such a delay occurred he claimed “problems with the supplier”, arguing that SAE placed the order for the extra medals shortly after the Games. He refused, however, to produce documents showing exactly when the order was placed. The SAE spokesperson did commit that the medal situation will be resolved at the latest by the end of next week.last_img read more


SANDAG to Begin Three Nights of I5 Closures at Voigt Drive

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Association of Governments and Caltrans will begin three nights of overnight closures of northbound Interstate 5 Tuesday evening after completing overnight work along southbound I-5 ahead of schedule.Work crews will close northbound I-5 from state Route 52 to Genesee Avenue from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night though Thursday, according to SANDAG. The closures are necessary to remove wooden structures that supported the recently completed construction of a trolley overpass at Voigt DriveNeither agency expected to begin closures of northbound I-5 until later this month or early July due to similar work on a trolley overpass spanning southbound I-5 at Nobel Drive, which began June 9. Those closures were expected to last until June 28 but concluded early last Tuesday morning. SANDAG expects to conduct additional closures of northbound I-5 June 23-27.The closures are part of the $2.17 billion Mid-Coast Trolley Blue Line Extension, which includes a planned 11-mile extension of trolley service by San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System from Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego to University City. The extension will add trolley stops in Mission Bay Park, UC San Diego and Westfield UTC. SANDAG is receiving $1.04 billion in funding from the Federal Transit Administration to complete the project.The extension and related projects are intended to reduce traffic congestion as the county’s population increases. Construction on the extension began in 2016 and is scheduled to be completed in 2021. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 18, 2019 SANDAG to Begin Three Nights of I-5 Closures at Voigt Drive June 18, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more


Police 1 suspect in custody in Coral Gables home breakin 2nd suspect

first_imgCORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – Police said one suspect is in custody while a second is at large in connection to a break-in at a Coral Gables home, Monday afternoon.Streets were blocked off near Granada Boulevard and Mariana Avenue, as K-9 units and armed officers searched for the suspects.Related: Suspected home invader strikes homeowner, tries fleeing policeThe home was unoccupied at the time.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img


Shawn James Shares His Folksy Southern Blues Soul For Press Play

first_img Press Play: Shawn James Shares Folksy Blues & Soul shawn-james-shares-his-folksy-southern-blues-soul-press-play Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Dec 27, 2018 – 1:15 pm Shawn James Shares Folksy Blues & Soul: Press Play Twitter Facebook News The Chicago-born singer/songwriter performs his latest release, “Burn The Witch,” letting his aptly self-described sound of “ecstatic joy and painful anguish” take you on a journey on the latest episode of the Recording Academy’s video series, Press PlayAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Dec 27, 2018 – 1:15 pm Growing up in the South Side of Chicago and performing from a young age, starting with church choir, Shawn James has soulful music running through his veins. You can hear the influence in his sound today, in his sound which he describes as “ecstatic joy and painful anguish,” blending blues, folk and soul. James gives you a taste of this in the fourth episode of the Recording Academy’s latest video series, Press Play, which will let you discover, get to know and love artists you may not have heard of yet through original performances. Shawn James Shares His Folksy Southern Blues & Soul For Press Play PlayIn this episode James performs “Burn the Witch,” which he wrote and recently released as the lead single for his upcoming third full-length solo studio album, The Dark and The Light. The song is about discrimination and those who stand up against it. James offers powerful emotion with his guitar, whistling and stirring lyrics. With a powerful conviction he sings: “What they don’t understand, they condemn/ What they can’t comprehend, must meet its end/ But I won’t scream, won’t give them that satisfaction.”RewindMusic has always played a big part of the artist’s life, surrounded by soulful sounds growing up in Chicago, where, in addition to singing in his church’s choir, he studied orchestra and voice in high school. He initially moved to Nashville, Tenn. to pursue a career in music, then to Fayetteville, Ark., where he now resides, although he spends a lot of time on the road, playing over 200 shows a year.RecordIn addition to his solo recordings and shows, James also performs and records delta blues style rock with his band the Shapeshifters. His passion and talent for music hasn’t gone unnoticed, as he gained viral success with songs featured on numerous hit TV shows and video games, including in 2016 when his song “Through The Valley” was featured in the trailer for the Sony PlayStation game “The Last Of Us Part II.”James was also the first artist featured in the latest season of the Recording Academy’s ReImagined series, offering his take on Macy Gray’s GRAMMY-winning hit song from 2000, “I Try.”Fast-forwardJames’ upcoming solo album which features “Burn The Witch,” The Dark and The Light, is due out March 22. Stay tuned to find out which cities he will be visiting in 2019 in support of the new album. Given his love of performing and 200-plus annual show date record, he may very likely be visiting a city near you.Damien Escobar Showcases His Sultry Violin Sounds For Press PlayRead morelast_img read more


Kodiaks Alutiiq Museum Earns National Recognition

first_imgThe Alutiiq Museum in the city of Kodiak preserves and exhibits many Alaska Native artifacts from the Kodiak Archipelago region and other areas, and now the State of Alaska’s Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums has designated it as the state’s first natural and cultural history repository.Marnie Leist is the Curator of Collections at the Alutiiq Museum and says the recognition is especially significant because they’re the second nationally accredited tribal museum in the United States.They play a part in keeping and protecting Native history.“Almost 80 percent of our collections are on loan to the museum,” says Leist. “It is our responsibility to help care for other tribal organizations, federal state agencies, to care for the collections in perpetuity. And, because we have a dedicated, professional staff, maybe a 1000 years from now those 7000 year old artifacts are still around for future generations.”She says that takes physical upkeep of the objects.“I try to put things in micro climates if they’re sensitive to help preserve them. Large objects, we do dust them and we actually just had a great workshop with the conservators from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology from Boston come and teach us more about how to vacuum objects, like kayak frames and other types of skin objects,” says Leist.Part of maintaining artifacts is making sure they can survive in their environment. Here’s a very Alaskan example.“Right now, we’re doing a paper test, so in our long, sunny, bright summer days we have lots of light. Well, UV damages objects, so I created this little test really quickly and here in another couple of weeks, we’ll see how much the paper bleached out in just those few weeks,” says Leist.Scott Carrlee is the Curator of Museum Services at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau and says granting the Alutiiq museum repository status was easy. He says that’s because it’s one of the seven institutions in the state accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.“That means that they’ve been through a review process. A very rigorous review process,” says Carrlee. “What we are concerned about is this designation is really strictly the collection’s care, collection’s management portion of what the museum does, so the fact that the Alutiiq Museum is already accredited, that gave the committee a comfort level with designating them as a repository.”Amy Steffian is the director of research and publication for the Alutiiq Museum and refers back to the year she first joined the staff.“I’ve been with the museum since it opened in 1995 and I’ve seen the repository grow from a young organization learning professional practices, and to see us achieve both national and now state recognition for our practices is really lovely,” says Steffian.The Alutiiq Museum’s collection holdings range from bone and ivory objects to photographs and historical documents.The Museum will hold its annual Community Archaeology dig from July 13 to 31where volunteers from around Kodiak can work on an archaeology site to build that collection.last_img read more


WhatsApp CoFounders Reaction to Snapchat I Dont Give a Sht About This

first_imgFebruary 20, 2014 2 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freecenter_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Ah, competition. It inspires us to work harder, to develop new tools and features that customers will drool over — not to mention give you a leg up on the guy who’s trying to steal those customers from you.Competition also gets us fired up. Sometimes with entertaining results.Like many of us, I’ve been reading all the “inside stories” on the founders of WhatsApp, the mobile messaging company that was just acquired by Facebook for an astounding $19 billion in cash and stock. A passage in one of those stories gave me a good laugh.In a feature in Wired magazine, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton goes off about Snapchat, another messaging service that Facebook tried to buy. Oh, right, you might recall that Facebook offered $3 billion to buy Snapchat last November, but was turned down.Related: This Is the 23-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Just Turned Down $3 Billion From Facebook”I don’t give a shit about this,” Acton told Wired when asked about Snapchat. But that’s not all he had to say. Here’s the excerpt from that article. It’s worth a read (and a chuckle):”It’s not 100 percent clear to me what’s working about Snapchat,” Brian Acton says. “Great, teenagers can use it to get laid all day long. I don’t care. I’m 42, essentially married with a kid. I don’t give a shit about this. I’m not sexting with random strangers. I send the ‘I love you’s in text. She’s sending me photos of our baby. These are memories. It’s not clear to me that being goofy with Snapchat necessarily creates that level of intimacy. Clearly [Snapchat cofounder] Evan Spiegel only has his pulse on one part of the world. We have a whole wall of stories about people who got to know each other long distance and eventually got married. You’re not going to do this over Snapchat. And people want chat histories. They’re a permanent testimony of a relationship.”Related: Facebook Buys WhatsApp in Whopping $19 Billion Deallast_img read more


How to remove DarkMatter Certificates from Firefox

first_imgHow to remove DarkMatter Certificates from Firefox by Martin Brinkmann on February 24, 2019 in Firefox – Last Update: February 27, 2019 – 108 commentsCyber-security company DarkMatter, based in the United Arab Emirates, applied to become a top-level certificate authority in Mozilla’s root certificate program recently.Certificates are a cornerstone of today’s Internet; HTTPS ensures that communication is encrypted. A company in control of  a root CA could potentially decrypt traffic that it has access to.A Reuter’s article links DarkMatter to the United Arab Emirates government and surveillance operations. One such operation, called Karma, saw the team hack iPhones of “hundreds of activists, political leaders, and suspected terrorists” according to Reuters.The EFF notes that DarkMatter’s “business objectives directly depend on intercepting end-user traffic on behalf of snooping governments”.DarkMatter has an intermediary certificate already issued by QuoVadis. QuoVadis is owned by DigiCert which means that there is some oversight in place currently but that it would be lost if DarkMatter would get the root certificate.So, the chain is DigiCert > QuoVadis > DarkMatter currently. It is possible to remove root certificates in Firefox. Note that doing so would impact any certificate issues by QuoVadis. In other words, any site you visit that uses such a certificate won’t load anymore.Note: As some readers have pointed out, certificates get restored with every update. You may also need to clear a site’s cache if you run into loading issues. See this guide.Removing the certificatesHere is how you can remove certificates from Firefox:Load about:preferences#privacy in the Firefox address bar to open the Privacy & Security settings.Scroll down to the Certificates section on the page.Click on the View Certificates button.Firefox lists all authorities in an overlay. Scroll down until you find the QuoVadis Limited listing (or any other listing you want to remove).Select a certificate, it does not matter which. Tip: Hold down Shift to select multiple certificates.Click on “delete or distrust”.Select ok to remove the certificate from Firefox.Repeat steps 5-7 for all other certificates that you want to remove. until the QuoVadis Limited listing is no longer there.You can follow the discussion and integration of the root certificate on Mozilla’s Bugzilla website and the Firefox Dev Security Policy group on Google Groups.SummaryArticle NameHow to remove DarkMatter Certificates from FirefoxDescriptionCyber-security company DarkMatter, based in the United Arab Emirates, applied to become a top-level certificate authority in Mozilla’s root certificate program recently.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more


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first_imgVideo Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more June 3, 2010 – Positron emission tomography (PET) combined with computed tomography colonography (CTC) may provide a suitable alternative for detecting polyps and cancer in the colon and does not require sedation or bowel preparation, according to a study published in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Authors of the study, “Nonlaxative PET/CT Colonography: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Pilot Performance in Patients at Higher Risk of Colonic Neoplasia,” researched the effectiveness of using a combination of CTC, an imaging technique that is less invasive alternative to the standard colonoscopy test, and PET scans without any bowel preparation to detect significant abnormalities in the colon. The current study is the largest to date investigating combined PET CTC in patients without any bowel preparation.Fifty-six patients agreed to undergo a one-hour CTC and PET scan without the use of laxatives two weeks before their scheduled colonoscopy. Patients then completed a questionnaire to see how they tolerated the tests and which one they preferred.The colonoscopy results were then compared with the CTC scan on its own and with the CTC and PET scans combined. The study found that the combined PET CTC scans detected all the important larger polyps found by the invasive colonoscopy technique. In addition, most patients found the combined scan technique more comfortable and preferred it to colonoscopy.“The work has shown that combined PET CTC is technically feasible, well tolerated by patients and capable of achieving high diagnostic accuracy,” said Stuart A. Taylor, M.D., University College London, and lead researcher of the study. “This test would be mainly used in patients less able to tolerate invasive investigations or the preparation required if physicians want to exclude any major pathology in the colon and abdomen.”Reference: Taylor, S., Manpanzure, L., et al. “Nonlaxative PET/CT Colonography: Feasibility, Acceptability, and Pilot Performance in Patients at Higher Risk of Colonic Neoplasia.” The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. June 2010.For more information: www.snm.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more center_img News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | June 02, 2010 Combined PET CTC Feasible Without Laxatives Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Related Content Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Air India terrorist appeals perjury conviction

first_img Sponsored Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Reyat was accused of lying during the 2003 trial of Ripudaman Singh Malik and Ajaib Singh Bagri, who were acquitted of mass murder in the bombing of Air India Flight 182. Another explosion at an airport in Tokyo killed two baggage handlers.Prosecutors maintain the bombing was revenge by Sikh separatists for a deadly 1984 raid by Indian forces on the Golden Temple at Amritsar, Sikhism’s holiest shrine.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top Stories Top holiday drink recipescenter_img Parents, stop beating yourself up VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – The only person convicted in the 1985 Air India bombing that killed 329 people off the coast of Ireland is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to overturn his perjury conviction.Inderjit Singh Reyat had already served 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter for his role as the bomb maker. He was convicted of perjury in September 2010 and sentenced to another nine years in prison. He filed the appeal Monday. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project The vital role family plays in society Comments   Share   last_img read more


Brett JardineCATO

first_imgBrett JardineCATO Former cruise industry association leader, Brett Jardine, is stepping into the role of Managing Director of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO). Jardine was at the helm of Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) for close to a decade and in 2017 set up Cruise Boss where he has been consulting on projects with Viking Cruises and the Intrepid Travel Group. CATO is on a mission to raise the profile of the organisation, and Chairman Dennis Bunnik believes Jardine is the ideal candidate to steer a fresh new direction.“For the past two years CATO has been working on planning for the future by increasing its profile and better engaging with members. Brett coming on board allows us to continue this journey and fast track a number of priorities,” Bunnik said. “Brett is a proven leader in the travel industry and we are delighted to have him onboard. The CATO committee and I look forward to working with Brett in the coming months and years to grow CATO and realise the organisation’s full potential.” Jardine takes over from Peter Baily, who after some 25 years with at the helm of CATO, will retire at the end of March. “Peter has been with CATO from the very beginning, first as its inaugural chairman then as General Manager,” said Bunnik.“He has been the heart and soul of CATO and now becomes our first Life-Member. Peter’s contribution to CATO and the touring & wholesale sectors of the industry has been outstanding and we look forward to celebrating this with him at a special function in April.” last_img read more