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TV actors on being killed off a show a la Erinn Hayes

first_img“Degrassi” hasn’t killed many characters, but when it does, it’s always been in an organic way that serves the story, said executive producer Linda Schuyler. TORONTO — Erinn Hayes’s recently announced departure from the Kevin James TV comedy “Kevin Can Wait” has sparked shock and outrage among fans. Advertisement Twitter Advertisement “I was always nervous, especially after Paul (a main monitor of the clones) died too in the third season,” said Jordan Gavaris, who plays Felix on the show. “Every week there’s an actor that is not renewed, or fired,” he said in an interview when Netflix revived the series last November.“The seven-year contract that you sign when you audition is basically to protect the studio for you not to be able to leave. But it doesn’t protect you from being fired.” For some actors, going out in a blaze of glory can ease the blow. “I think it’s … built into every actor’s mentality to assume as a show wraps either an episode or a season, to think that you’re unemployed and you’ll never work again,” Maria Doyle Kennedy, who plays Mrs. S on “Orphan Black,” said on the set before the latest and final season kicked off in June. Last week, CBS announced Hayes will not be returning to play the wife of Kevin Gable, played by James, on the sitcom. Instead she’ll be killed off, paving the way for a reunion with Leah Remini, James’s TV wife for nine seasons on “The King of Queens.” “They get a week, some people get less than a week,” said Rooker. “Any death that’s happened on ‘Degrassi’ has been … to illustrate a particular issue and not to be vindictive to the actor,” she said. Receiving such news can still be devastating, not just the person who’s being axed but also their castmates. “Merle Dixon definitely went out with a bang,” said Michael Rooker, referring to his character on AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” Montreal actor Yanic Truesdale of “Gilmore Girls” said he never assumed he’d be a part of the next season until he got the official word. “Leaving can also be the best thing that happens to any actor, it’s just if you’re leaving the right way,” he said.center_img Advertisement When Samira Wiley was told her “Orange is the New Black” character would be killed off in season 4, she said she initially took it personally. After reading the script, she understood it was a necessary part of the story, but her castmates didn’t know until a week before shooting the episode. Facebook “If you don’t feel like you’ve shown enough of your character or you’ve been able to show at least one side to your character that makes it interesting, then that is my fear — of leaving without leaving a mark.”By: Victoria Ahearn “And always, whenever something big like that would happen with a character, I would bring them into my office and we’d talk it through with them beforehand so that they wouldn’t just one day get surprised about what would happen.” Alexander Ludwig of “Vikings” sees a positive aspect to being killed off a show. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: But for many actors, it seems the possibility of being killed off a show is one that’s always on their minds. Rooker knew three weeks before he had to shoot his final scene, which he said is a long time compared to the notice some actors are given. “There would be characters where you felt like, ‘Yeah, these are fantastic characters. I bet we’re really going to see an arc develop for these people,’ and then you’d watch them trickle into the table read the following week … only to see on the page that their character was dead and you’re just kind of like, ‘Whoa, this is one of those shows.’” “He came in with a bang so he might as well go out. When I got the phone call I said, ‘Well, if I’m going to go out, I’m going to go out an ass-kicker.” “By the time we went and shot it, the news was very, very fresh for them,” she said in an interview. “So in a way, even though it was happening to me and I was the one who really had to bear the crux of it, I felt like I needed to take care of other people because they were so profoundly sad.” “If and when I die on this show, it needs to be extremely powerful and that serves everything I came on the show for…. To me, dying, if nothing comes of it, then that’s a problem.last_img read more


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SC to hear fresh plea on forest dwellers today

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on Monday a fresh plea seeking a direction to authorities not to evict any forest dweller and to set up an SIT to look into alleged illegal acquisition of tribals’ land.A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna had on March 5 taken cognisance of the plea, filed by Chhattisgarh-based Tarika Tarangini Larka, seeking a direction to the Centre not to allot possession of any forest land belonging to tribals to anyone other than ‘adivasi’ residing in that particular area. The apex court, while dealing with other similar pending petition, had on February 28 stayed its February 13 order directing 21 states to evict 11.8 lakh illegal forest dwellers whose claims over the forest land have been rejected by authorities. In the fresh petition, filed through lawyer M L Sharma, Larka has alleged that authorities in Tamnar of Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh have forcibly grabbed a large area of tribal land and handed it to outsiders and now are trying to oust ‘adivasi’ from the area. “For this, they adopted simple strategy declaring forest dweller as non-adivasi to grab their land in the forest and village by rejecting their claim upon land,” the plea has said. It has sought restoration of land acquired by the government from tribals in Chhattisgarh for mining and other purposes and to provide them value of mined minerals. The petition has also sought setting up of a special investigation team (SIT) comprising retired judges of the apex court to look into the alleged illegal acquisition of land belonging to tribals throughout the country. Besides, it has sought a direction to the CBI to register an FIR under the provisions of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Act to investigate the matters brought to light by the SIT and to file their report before the apex court.last_img read more


Nigerian to be new force commander for UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan

10 June 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today named a Nigerian major-general as the new Force Commander of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today named a Nigerian major-general as the new Force Commander of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). Major General Moses Bisong Obi previously served in senior posts in two UN peacekeeping missions in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL). He also served as the commanding officer of the regional Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Monitoring Group (ECOMOG).He succeeds Lieutenant General Paban Jung Thapa of Nepal, who the Secretary-General thanked today for his dedicated service to UNMIS and his leadership of the military component through a challenging period of Sudan’s peace process.UNMIS was established in 2005 to support the peace agreement that ended the decades-long north-south civil war in Sudan, a conflict in which at least 2 million people were killed and some 4.5 million more driven from their homes. read more


Home Capital shares plunge following news that CEO has been terminated

TORONTO — Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX: HCG) has terminated its president and CEO Martin K. Reid, effective immediately.The Toronto-based mortgage lender made the announcement after markets closed Monday.“Home Capital requires leadership that can bring to bear a renewed operational discipline, emphasis on risk management and controls, and focus on improving performance,” Kevin P.D. Smith, chair of Home Capital’s board of directors, said in a statement.Shares of Home Capital were down 7.32 per cent, or $2.03, to $25.69 in morning trading Tuesday.Reid, who had been appointed CEO just over a year ago, could not immediately be reached for comment.‘Several’ Home Capital directors, officers served with OSC enforcement noticesOSC serves Home Capital Group with enforcement notice over disclosure of problems with mortgage applicationsThe announcement comes as Home Capital finds itself confronting declining stock value and earnings as well as scrutiny from Ontario’s securities regulator.Last month, the company said it had received an enforcement notice from the Ontario Securities Commission relating to its disclosure in 2014 and 2015 that some loan applications had been falsified and that remedial steps, including the suspension of brokers, have been taken.Home Capital reported net earnings for the 2016 fiscal year of $247.4 million, down from $287.3 million the year before. Its stock is also down about 20 per cent from a year ago.Reid has also been removed from the boards of directors of the company’s subsidiaries, including Home Trust.Bonita J. Then, a member of Home Capital’s board of directors, will serve as interim leader while the company searches for a new full-time replacement.The Canadian Press read more


Taoiseachs day in the life video part of governments growing social media

first_imgOn Twitter, Brian Hayes did a Twitter Q&A on the Budget which went surprisingly well given the junior minister’s less than kind words about the site in an interview with TheJournal.ie last summer.The Department of Finance also unleashed some snazzy infographics after the Budget announcement, while both Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform are making increasingly tweeting about what they’re up to.Ministers themselves are taking to Twitter in increasing numbers. Some do it better than others.Leo Varadkar has the right idea with a mix of random tweets, policy tweets and genuine engagement with users.Most important, the Minister seems to be doing the tweets himself. Others have automated feeds which are practically worthless when it comes to engaging people.There are of course pitfalls for tweeting politicians and some ministerial handlers are known to be more wary than others about allowing their bosses to engage on these new platforms.But the growing view is that if the content, invariably delivering a positive message, makes it to mainstream media as well as picking up some traction online then it’s a good thing.As for the Taoiseach’s video diary, there won’t be one every day or every week. Their frequency will be determined by what Kenny is up to.So in future, if the government has something to say, you can expect it to increasingly deliver the message through YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter.And, who knows, maybe Michael Noonan will be doing Vines and Snapchats soon enough.Read: 8 things we learned from Brian Hayes’s Budget 2014 Q&A on Twitter‘The Budget will not be easy’: Howlin and Noonan’s video preview of Budget 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCt98ousNTwYouTube: MerrionStreetNewsTHIS WEEK A smart-looking video of a day in the life of Enda Kenny emerged on YouTube showing our Taoiseach being a very busy man indeed.The ‘Taoiseach’s Diary’ for Wednesday, 30 October –  the day of the Dublin Web Summit and a Cabinet meeting among other things – is a smart, short hit of what it’s like to be Enda Kenny on a typical day and was produced in-house by the government’s official news service, MerrionStreet.ie.The video is one of a number of interesting innovations being driven by the government press office in the last few months as it ups its social media presence.Most notably, Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin recorded pre-Budget messages that were posted to YouTube and shorter versions to Instagram with the videos covered here and on other news outlets.The proliferation of this content on mainstream media did not go unnoticed in government circles.On Instagram several government ministers record short clips of what to expect from their individual budgets including Ruairí Quinn, Alan Shatter, Richard Bruton, Joan Burton and Pat Rabbitte:last_img read more


BlackBerry 2011 software roadmap leaked OS 7 in sight

first_imgWhile many of us were hitting snooze this past Saturday morning, the blogs were abuzz with news of BlackBerry’s 2011 roadmap being leaked. It seems BlackBerry is having a hard time keeping things under wrap this year. We’re not even into the second week of March and we’ve already seen leaked video of the BlackBerry Storm 3, code-named Monaco, as well as leaked photos of the BlackBerry Bold Touch, code-named Dakota/Montana. And let’s not forget the leaked BlackBerry CDMA 2011 roadmap from late January.According to CrackBerry, the leaked 2011 BlackBerry Software Roadmap slides show pretty basic things, such as updates to apps like Facebook, Twitter, Ticketmaster, Social Feeds, App World, and BlackBerry News, to name a few.The slides show both the new product names and their projected release dates. But the one piece of info that is getting people excited is the release of BlackBerry OS7, due to be released before holiday shopping time (around October to November). The operating system supposedly will be based on the QNX platform, which is used to power the BlackBerry PlayBook’s BlackBerry Tablet OS.If BlackBerry users need something to tide them over before the new OS comes out, BlackBerry Internet Service is expected to release BIS 4.0 either this month or in April. The second BIS update for this year, BIS 4.1, is expected for August or September.Other updates to look forward to this month include BlackBerry App World for Playbook, as well as Facebook 2.0 Beta 2 (with a final general availability in May). Also, BlackBerry Protect 1.0 and 1.1, Research in Motion’s smartphone protection software, are already widely used by a number of BlackBerry owners, but the revised version, 1.2 beta, should be out in May.  Another May release is the BlackBerry News app, which will allow networks to push news  to their customers.Read more at N4BB.comlast_img read more


Naturalisation and recognition of Irish citizenship will improve Roma rights

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 121 Comments Friday 7 Apr 2017, 6:30 AM By Jennifer DeWan Share489 Tweet Email1 Campaigns Manager, Nasc Ireland IT IS ESTIMATED that there are only about 5,000 Roma living in Ireland. The majority come from former Eastern Bloc countries – in particular Romania and Bulgaria – and came to Ireland following the accession of these countries to the European Union in 2007.However, some arrived earlier, either as seasonal workers (for instance fruit-picking in the southeast) or seeking asylum on the basis of persecution.This means that the majority of Roma living in Ireland have been here over a decade, if not longer. Their children have been born here and gone to school, and are now getting married and starting their own families.And yet, many of the rights that Roma are entitled to as EU citizens, and as long term residents of Ireland, are not accessible to them. And as a result, many Roma have not really integrated into Irish society, and remain marginalised.Here in Nasc Ireland, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, we provide legal advice and information to migrants, refugees and asylum seekers from all over the world.Roma are experiencing racism when accessing their rightsWe have worked closely with our Roma clients to ensure that they are able to access the rights they are entitled to, things like jobseekers allowance, child benefit, medical cards, housing assistance, and access to education and employment.We have found through this work that many people in this community can experience racism and even institutional discrimination when trying to access those rights.These are issues that Roma experience across Europe, regardless of their EU citizenship. This can be partially explained by the rules governing the 2007 accession of several Eastern European states to the European Union, states that funnily enough have high populations of Roma.When the 2007 Accession was negotiated, EU member states were given the right to restrict some employment rights of new member citizens for several years. Which effectively meant that people coming to Ireland from Romania and Bulgaria didn’t have an automatic right to work in the same way that people coming from France or Germany did.Lower literacy, health outcomes and employmentAlthough the Irish government reversed that policy in 2012, as a result of Nasc’s strategic advocacy, the policy has had a long-term impact on access to rights and benefits which we believe has had a disproportionate effect on members of the Roma community, who already tend to experience lower literacy and education levels, lower health outcomes, and less employment opportunities compared to EU and Irish citizens.Add to that what can only be described as institutional discrimination in the form of excessive requirements for documentation, arbitrary refusals that are then overturned on appeal, long delays in decision making, and sometimes even outright racism from service providers, means that some members of the Roma community live in extreme poverty, without access to social welfare, medical cards or social housing.These are all rights that as EU citizens and ordinary residents of Ireland, they are entitled to.Naturalisation is crucial to advance Roma rightsRights that exist on paper but are not accessible are hollow indeed when your family is starving, or living in one room with no heat. When you are forced to beg on the street and run the risk of a cycle of arrest and incarceration just to survive.Nasc has been working to support members of the Roma community in applying for Irish citizenship and passports for eligible Irish citizen children.Naturalisation and recognition of Irish citizenship will significantly improve access to rights and services for this community, to guarantee and vindicate those rights, which will also help promote their participation and integration into Irish society.Jennifer DeWan is the Campaigns and Communications Manager at Nasc Ireland, in Cork. As a migrant to Ireland from the US, Jennifer is committed to raising awareness about and promoting positive changes in relation to immigration and integration. To mark this year’s International Roma Day Nasc are hosting an event to promote the political and civic participation of Roma, which will include intensive advice and support on applying for naturalisation and Irish passports, as well as information on housing, social welfare, healthcare and other issues. Opinion: ‘Public inquiries are not just a diversionary tactic. They’re necessary’>Medical cannabis: ‘My dad was able to relax, sleep, laugh, and breathe a bit easier’> 1,537 Views http://jrnl.ie/3327190 Apr 7th 2017, 6:30 AM Jennifer DeWan Short URL ‘Naturalisation and recognition of Irish citizenship will improve Roma rights’ As EU citizens and ordinary residents of Ireland, Roma should not have to face discrimination here, writes Jennifer DeWan.last_img read more


Riders pedal for a cause at Broward Healths Spinathon

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Riders pedaled in place at Broward Health Medical Center, and it was all for a worthy cause.More than 200 people took part in the Second Annual Africk Family Foundation Spin-a-thon, Saturday.The teams took turns cycling over a four-hour period in a test of endurance.Registered riders received a complimentary breakfast and T-shirt, as well as a massage.Organizers said the event aims to raise awareness about the hospital’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program, which takes care of more than 800 patients a year.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img


Galaxy S10 screen deep dive Dynamic AMOLED HDR10 explained

first_img Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10E: Every camera lens and curve Now playing: Watch this: Tags James Martin/CNET The Samsung Galaxy S10 has an in-screen fingerprint reader, wireless charging of other devices, three cameras and an actual headphone jack. But its biggest feature is something its owners will be staring into every day: the screen. Samsung’s engineers didn’t neglect the new phone’s display. All four varieties — the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, Galaxy S10E and Galaxy S10 5G — have different-sized versions of “the most beautiful display that the Galaxy family has ever seen,” according to Samsung. And in 2019 it busts out more screen tech buzzwords than ever, each more arcane than the last. Share your voice Samsung Event We haven’t tested the phone yet or really seen its screen in person to compare, but as a TV reviewer (and longtime Samsung phone owner) I have seen many of those buzzwords before. Here’s a cheat sheet with Samsung’s latest such words use on the S10, and what they mean. I’ve listed them in order from most- to least-important, as determined by my reading of Samsung’s display deep-dive.Dynamic AMOLED: Samsung’s previous phones used the marketing term Super AMOLED, and so far it’s unclear exactly why they switched to Dynamic — beyond the fact that it figures into HDR and Dynamic tone mapping (see below), and it sounds cool. AMOLED is a real thing though. It stands for active-matrix organic light-emitting diode, and is one of two screen types used in phones today — the other is LCD (just about every OLED phone screen is active matrix, so just ignore the “AM”). By most measures of image quality OLED is better than LCD, in part because it can achieve an absolute shade of black, which improves contrast. Forget “Dynamic” and “AM” then: the OLED nature of the S10’s screen will, as always, be the most important contributor to its image quality. Just like with TVs. 6:04 64 Photos 1,200 nits peak luminance: Nits are a measure of light output, and 1,200 of them is hella bright. High-end LCD TVs can exceed that amount, but even OLED TVs can’t. I’m betting Samsung achieves that number for short periods in a tiny portion of the screen, but even so, I expect the S10 to be the brightest OLED phone yet — which should help not only with HDR video, but more importantly in a phone, visibility in bright sunlight. Samsung’s newer OLED phone screens have also been very good at dealing with reflections, another major factor in bright-light performance, and I expect the same from the S10.100 percent mobile color volume in the DCI-P3 color range: This means the phone should have a wide color gamut for more realistic colors. The P3 color gamut is standard for HDR (high dynamic range) and many new TVs come close to covering it — the closest I’ve measured is 99 percent on LG’s OLED models. 100 percent color volume refers to covering that gamut at every brightness level, something I don’t even measure in TVs. In my visual tests differences in color volume have only been visible in the most extreme colors. Paired with a “0.4 Just Noticeable Color Difference (JNCD) score,” in DisplayMate’s tests, I expect the S10’s colors to be extremely accurate and realistic in the best screen mode(s).Blue-light emission of 7 percent: Excessive blue light from screens can keep you awake — by signaling the brain to stop producing melatonin — and may even contribute to blindness according to one report (here’s our explainer). Samsung says the screen of the S10 lowers “the percentage of the blue light coming out of smartphone OLED panels from 12 percent to only 7 percent, a threshold never before reached in the marketplace. Moreover, the new OLED display emits 61 percent less blue light than most conventional LCD displays in smartphones today.” I asked Samsung’s representative how can do that and maintain 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut. The reply? “Previous versions of OLED had a level of color gamut that exceeded the DCI-P3 color specification, while the new OLED with lower blue light emissions fits the DCI-P3 specification 100 percent.” Samsung Display also intends to bring its blue-light-reducing tech to other small screens, including a 15.8-inch OLED laptop screen.samsung-unpacked-022019-7051The S10’s camera will be able to record HDR video. James Martin/CNET HDR10+: This is the first phone in the world to support HDR10+, the third-most-popular (at best) high dynamic range format, and one championed primarily by Samsung itself. HDR for displays — not to be confused with HDR for photography — improves image quality by boosting highlights to make them look more realistic, widening color and more. Standard HDR10 and another format called Dolby Vision are more widely available, while HDR10+ is currently only available from Amazon Prime video, namely its original series. In my comparisons on TVs it’s been tough to differentiate between the three in many cases. Here’s how they compare.Dynamic tone mapping: With HDR for TVs tone mapping refers to changing the incoming video to best match the capabilities of the display. Doing it dynamically, where a video processor automatically analyses and adjusts the image scene by scene, in theory allows improved quality with both HDR and non-HDR material. Samsung’s description sounds similar to TVs with this feature, including LG’s OLED models. Turning it on can achieve a punchier image while leaving it off keeps the image as the content producer intended. Video purists typically leave it off, but it could potentially be a good thing for some material — for example by making non-HDR mobile games look more HDRiffic.On paper and based on Samsung’s previous phone displays, the S10 could indeed be the best yet. We’re looking forward to seeing that screen in person soon and comparing it to other phones in a full CNET review. More from Samsung LG Samsung New Galaxy S10 phones pile on sweet specs Phones TVs Comments New Galaxy S10 phones bring it Galaxy Fold is the most exciting phone we’ve seen in years Every camera lens and curve on the new Galaxy S10 phones What’s the difference in all the S10 models? Galaxy Buds with wireless charging arrive March 8 for $130 8last_img read more


Congress demands white paper on Samagra Vedika

first_imgHyderabad: The Congress party on Saturday demanded that the State government release a white paper on ‘Samagra Vedika,’ an initiative which integrated personal data of citizens, taken from 25 departments. Addressing the media, All India Congress Committee (AICC) spokesperson Sravan Dasoju referred to a claim made by Jayesh Ranjan, the Principal Secretary of Information and Communications Technology, at a national conference held by a prominent organisation that he could give complete information of any person if he got his or her name. Also Read – GHMC assures solution to drainage problem Advertise With Us “Jayesh Ranjan claimed that he could see anyone’s digital footprints within seconds. This is nothing but a confession that the privacy of citizens in the State has been encroached upon. “People have a right to know how and why you captured their data? What are the data points and have people given their consent for accumulation and later integration of their personal information,” he asked. Also Read – Kukatpally: Compound wall collapses; damages 4 parked cars Advertise With Us Sravan recalled that the Telangana police had registered a case against IT Grid company for allegedly securing personal data of citizens of Andhra Pradesh. The case was linked to TDP during the last general elections. He asked whether a similar case would be booked against the Telangana State government for accumulating and integration of people’s data without their consent. “This is nothing but blackmailing people by saying that we have your complete information. Advertise With Us Invasion of privacy is a violation of Constitutional right and also the breach of trust. Citizens have furnished their personal details to different departments for various transactions. But the officials not only integrated the personal details, but also made them available to other departments without taking people’s consent,” he said. The Congress leader said that the TRS government has often been accused of spying on people through various means including phone tapping. There is no information or clarity on the data security and no guarantee that the accumulated information would not be shared with private parties. He pointed out that the Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre and Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) seeking the their response on validity of the Aadhaar ordinance allowing voluntary use of the document as identity proof for opening bank accounts.last_img read more


PM pays homage to Bangabandhu

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina. File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of forming her government for the third consecutive term, reports UNB.Sheikh Hasina paid tributes to Bangabandhu by placing a wreath at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi in Dhaka this morning, a day after she was sworn in as the prime minister for the record fourth time.After laying the wreath, she stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu.Flanked by the new cabinet colleagues, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League (AL) president, placed another wreath at Bangabandhu’s portrait as the party chief.Advisers to the prime minister, Jatiyo Sangshad chief whip, whips, AL parliament members and central leaders of the party were also present on the occasion.The prime minister and her new cabinet colleagues will later go to National Memorial at Savar to pay tributes to the liberation war martyrs.last_img read more


Trinamool Congress member shot dead in West Bengal

first_imgKolkata: A Trinamool Congress member succumbed to gunshot injuries in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district, police said on Tuesday. “Jahangir Sheikh, 40, a panchayat samiti member of the Trinamool Congress, was shot at by some miscreants on Monday. He died at a nearby hospital,” said an officer of Kandi police station. The officer said that they had not received any written complaint of the killing. Whether the incident was a political clash or the result of any personal enmity will be investigated, he added.last_img


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first_imgTechnology | November 02, 2008 Franklin and Seidelmann Offers Final Nighttime, ED Franklin and Seidelmann Subspecialty Radiology, a full-service teleradiology provider, offers final reports 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It now also provides Final Nighttime/ED (emergency department) interpretations is a new service designed to benefit a radiology groups by using a final reports teleradiology provider for nighttime coverage. These services include:- Recover costs spent on nighttime teleradiology coverage by billing the final report.- Eliminate next day over reads and use this extra capacity to interpret and bill more final reports.- Augment staffing strategies by utilizing a subspecialty teleradiology final reports service to provide the appropriate type of radiology coverage as needed day or night until a full-time radiologist is required, or for high quality overflow and vacation coverage.- Increase radiologist productivity and improve workload balance. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more


Summer delight

first_imgRelated posts:To the streets we go, bearing lanterns Time for some more sloth therapy A family chat in Santiago de Cóbano Just another manic Monday… January had an unusual number of rainy days in store for much of Costa Rica, but so far, weather-wise, February has been… well, let’s just say ahhhhhhh. Andrés Madrigal (@andresmadrigalcr) snapped this photo of Drake Bay in the country’s Southern Zone.Would you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series – the view from your home or favorite Costa Rican spot, or any other image you care to share? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to kstanley@ticotimes.net. We’d love to see the sights with you. Facebook Commentslast_img


Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Quinn says coming to Arizona is more than just a change of jersey color.“I remember checking the weather before I got here, I just was curious to see about this Arizona temperature, and I was like ‘wow!’ My biggest thing is trying to stay hydrated and get acclimated to the weather,” he said.Quinn joins a group of Cardinals tight ends that are competing for jobs. Outside of starter Rob Housler, who injured an ankle during Saturday’s loss to the San Diego Chargers, there is plenty of uncertainty on the depth chart.“I’m just trying to compete, I’m not really worried about too much,” Quinn said. “I’m just trying to learn the system as quickly as I can and get ready for the season.”It also didn’t take long for the newest Cardinal to catch his coach’s eye.“He’s a thumper, you know, a tight end blocker,” head coach Bruce Arians said. “He caught a couple good balls at practice today, so he’s got a chance.”Quinn played in two preseason games for the Bengals before his release, catching two passes for 19 yards. In his NFL career, he has one receptions for nine yards. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellingcenter_img 0 Comments   Share   It didn’t take long for tight end Richard Quinn to find a new job.The four-year veteran was cut by the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday and found a new home, signing with the Arizona Cardinals just two days later. “Yeah, this is the first phone call I got,” Quinn said following practice Tuesday. “I got here right away. I’m glad to be here, first day of practice I tried to get acclimated to everything.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more


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first_imgListed as the Arizona’s backup center, Munyer can also line up at guard, a position he played mostly in college at Colorado. His versatility earned him a roster spot, beating out rookie Dorian Johnson and second-year player Cole Toner.“Very consistent,” head coach Bruce Arians said of Munyer, who stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 305 pounds. “He’s got a good anchor. He’s very quick. Those blitz pickup drills (in training camp), he could fly out of there and get those safeties and he’s just been really consistent the whole time.”The goal now for Penny and Munyer is to remain on the roster. And really that goes for about a dozen or so players. General manager Steve Keim is one who is always looking to upgrade, or as he puts it, churn the bottom of the roster.“It was good to celebrate (making the team), but I know I got to work way harder just to stay here,” Penny said. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories TEMPE, Ariz. – The smile from ear to ear said it all. And loudly.Running back Elijhaa Penny had made the team. His name was right there, along with 52 others, listed on the 2017 Arizona Cardinals roster.After spending all of last year on the practice squad, Penny, who joined the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent, dropped 15 pounds and made special teams a priority in the offseason.“It feels good to know that my hard work has paid off. I feel relieved that I accomplished what I was working towards,” he said, standing by his locker stall on Monday. Arizona Cardinals running back Elijhaa Penny (35) celebrates his touchdown with Brittan Golden (10) and J.J. Nelson (14) as linebacker Gabe Martin (50) kneels on the ground during an NFL football training camp Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Only a few days earlier, Penny was unsure of his future with the Cardinals. Had he done enough to convince the coaches? And if not, would that mean a second year on the practice squad?As it turned out, there was never a doubt.After rushing for 77 yards on 17 carries in the preseason finale at Denver, Penny walked into Friday’s team meeting and was told congratulations by his position coach Freddie Kitchens.For Penny, that moment will never be forgotten.“I went home for the weekend, told my Mom, told my Dad. We had a little get-together, a little party,” he said.Unlike Penny, offensive lineman Daniel Munyer did have to sweat out Saturday’s roster deadline. No one gave him a heads up.Munyer didn’t get much sleep the night before, and it wasn’t until 1 o’clock had passed and a phone call from his agent that Munyer could celebrate making the team.“It means a lot, and it shows that the people here trust me and they really appreciate the work that I put on tape this preseason and during training camp, too,” he said. “For me, it means a lot because I was undrafted coming out of college and wasn’t even, like, a priority free agent. I was a tryout guy.”The Chiefs signed Munyer in 2015. In two years, he appeared in two games, including Kansas City’s Wild Card win at Houston in 2016. In between, he was released and re-signed to the practice squad six times. After his seventh release, Munyer decided a change was needed and joined the Cardinals practice squad in late December.center_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more


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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterCape Town-based specialist tour operator Opulent Living Travel is now offering a series of photographic safaris to Namibia, Kenya and Zimbabwe led by Klaus Tiedge, one of the world’s leading fine art wildlife photographers. The trips are aimed at photographers of all skill levels and discerning travellers who fancy combining the thrill of an African safari with their passion for photography for a memorable and satisfying photographic safari adventure.The trips will take place between October 2016 and April 2017. Small intimate groups of like-minded guests will join Klaus Tiedge on personalised adventures designed to reveal abundant wildlife and staggeringly diverse ecosystems, from the coastal desert to soaring red dunes and austere gorges in entrancing Namibia to the spectacular Victoria Falls, one of the greatest attractions in Africa. Photograph wildlife in Kenya’s Masai Mara as it bursts to life during brief summer rains: lush grasses lure throngs of wildebeest, springbok, gemsbok and other prey, while the region’s legendary black-maned lion, cheetah and other predators follow in close pursuit. Participants will savour ample opportunities to capture images of Africa’s legendary animals in action whilst learning insights, skills and tricks of the trade from the master.About Klaus Tiedge25 years’ experience at the forefront of his profession has given Klaus impeccable photographic credentials. Klaus’ initial career as a commercials and fashion photographer saw him shooting in many locations around the world, including New York, London, New Delhi, Tokyo and Sao Paulo. After moving to Cape Town in 2001, he started pursuing his passion for fine art photography and has been capturing the beauty and diversity of the African continent on his extensive travels throughout the African continent since. Embracing the modern digital darkroom, his distinct style traverses the boundaries between painting and photography. Klaus’ stunning work can be found in some of the world’s finest galleries, including the Marla Kennedy Gallery in New York, the Photographers Gallery in Los Angeles and Saatchi Art online.Guests stay in remote luxury camps carefully selected by OLT’s knowledgeable team. Charter flights (rather than long drives over rough dirt roads) to safari locations ensure that guests spend more time taking photos on safari, rather than in tiring transit.Opulent Living Travel photographic expeditions with Klaus Tiedge include:NamibiaHighlights of the Red Dunes and the Skeleton Coast9 -16 October 2016 – seven nightsKenyaExperience the real ‘Out Of Africa’ at the Masai Mara27 October 2016 – five nightsNamibiaSkeleton Coast and the native people of the Himbas10 – 17 February 2017 – seven nightsZimbabweVictoria Falls and pristine Africa18 – 25 April 2017 – seven nightsGo back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more


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first_img by Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press Posted Apr 18, 2018 3:09 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 18, 2018 at 5:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This July 12, 2017, file photo shows the cover of an issue of the National Enquirer featuring President Donald Trump at a store in New York. Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who said she had a 10-month affair with President Donald Trump, settled her lawsuit Wednesday, April 18, 2018, with a supermarket tabloid over an agreement that prohibited her from discussing the relationship publicly. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) Ex-Playboy model settles lawsuit over alleged Trump affaircenter_img LOS ANGELES, Calif. – A former Playboy model who said she had a 10-month affair with President Donald Trump settled her lawsuit Wednesday with a supermarket tabloid over an agreement that prohibited her from discussing the relationship publicly.Karen McDougal’s settlement with the company that owns the National Enquirer “restores to me the rights to my life story and frees me from this contract that I was misled into signing nearly two years ago,” she said in a statement Wednesday.In August 2016, the tabloid’s parent company, American Media Inc., paid McDougal $150,000 for the rights to her story about the alleged relationship, but the story never ran.Last month, McDougal filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles asking to invalidate the contract, which she said she was misled into signing. The suit alleged that the company didn’t publish the story because AMI’s owner, David Pecker, is “close personal friends” with Trump. It also charged that Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, had inappropriately intervened and was secretly involved in discussions with AMI executives about the agreement.Federal agents raided Cohen’s office and residence last week seeking any information on payments made in 2016 to McDougal and porn actress Stormy Daniels, according to people familiar with the investigation but not authorized to discuss it publicly. Daniels has said she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006. The search warrants also sought bank records, records on Cohen’s dealings in the taxi industry and his communications with the Trump campaign, the people said.Under the settlement agreement, McDougal can keep the $150,000 she was paid and AMI has the rights to up to $75,000 for any future profits from her story about the relationship. The company also retains the rights to photographs of McDougal that it already has, the settlement said.AMI had argued McDougal had been allowed to speak about her relationship since 2016 and the contract gave the company discretion over whether to publish the story.In an interview with CNN that aired last month, McDougal said Trump tried to pay her after their first sexual tryst at a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2006. McDougal said she continued the relationship with Trump for about 10 months and broke it off in April 2007 because she felt guilty.The White House has said Trump denies having an affair with McDougal. Trump married his current wife, Melania Trump, in 2005, and their son, Barron, was born in 2006.“My goal from the beginning was to restore my rights and not to achieve any financial gain, and this settlement does exactly that,” McDougal said. “I am relieved to be able to tell the truth about my story when asked, and I look forward to being able to return to my private life and focus on what matters to me.”last_img read more


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