first_imgFILE – In this July 14, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama throws out the ceremonial first pitch during the MLB All-Star baseball game in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, file)NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s plan to attend Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday will continue a rich tradition of intertwining the American presidency with America’s pastime.Franklin D. Roosevelt’s limousine drove onto to the field ahead of the 1933 World Series, the last time the nation’s capital hosted the Fall Classic. Congressional hearings on the stock market collapse were postponed so senators could attend the game.ADVERTISEMENT That event also underscored Trump’s tumultuous relationship with professional sports. Several Red Sox stars, including Mookie Betts, and the team’s manager, Alex Cora, declined to attend the White House ceremony. Trump has disinvited other championship teams, including the Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia Eagles, from attending after some of their players criticized him.Trump is, so far, the only president since William Howard Taft in 1910 not to have thrown a first pitch at a major league game. (The first president known to attend a game was Benjamin Harrison in 1892). Calvin Coolidge, nearly a decade before Roosevelt, was the only other president to attend a World Series game in Washington.Trump will sit with league officials and likely watch from a luxury box, behind security and away from much of the crowd. That would be very different from some of his predecessors, including John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, who sat by the field for their ceremonial duties.“In the old days, they would throw from the presidential box,” said baseball historian Fred Frommer, who has written several baseball books, including a pair of histories about Washington baseball. “Players from both teams would line up on the first base line and would fight for it, like a mosh pit. And whoever emerged with it would take it to the president for a signature.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ A longtime New York Yankees fan who was spotted regularly at games in the Bronx, he was also a high school player with enough talent that, he has said, he drew the attention of big-league scouts.Presidential attendance at baseball games has “become an institution and a unifying influence in a nation that is losing both,” said Curt Smith, a former Bush speechwriter and author of “The Presidents and the Pastime.”“It is part of the job description, irrespective of whether the president is a Republican or a Democrat or a liberal or a conservative. Bush found it a joy, he understood the symbolism of the moment. And he was the rule, not the exception,” Smith said.Trump mentioned his World Series plan to reporters in the Oval Office on Thursday. But when asked whether he might throw out the first pitch, he said, “I don’t know. They’re going to have to dress me up in a lot of heavy armor,” apparently referring to a bulletproof vest. “I’ll look too heavy. I don’t like that.”But the Nationals, who decide on ceremonial first pitches, made clear that the president was not asked to take the mound. That honor instead will go to a notable Trump critic, celebrity chef Jose Andres, whose humanitarian work has been widely acclaimed.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical This jewelry designer is also an architect Becoming his own man LATEST STORIES DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Harry S. Truman tossed out a first pitch from the stands of a regular season game in August 1945, just days after the end of World War II, giving Americans a sense that normalcy was returning after years of global conflict.George W. Bush wore a bulletproof vest under his jacket when he threw a perfect strike from the Yankee Stadium mound during the 2001 World Series, not 10 miles from where the World Trade Center was attacked a month earlier.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceTrump, who has yet to throw out a ceremonial first pitch since taking office, plans to arrive after the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros are underway and leave before the final out, in hopes of making his visit less disruptive to fans, according to Rob Manfred, baseball’s commissioner.While it will be Trump’s first time attending a major league game as president, he has deep ties to the sport. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics MOST READ Andres, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Spain, has been a longtime critic of the president’s views on immigrants and he halted plans to open a restaurant at the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington. The Trump Organization then sued Andres, who also denounced the administration for failing to do enough to help the people of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria in 2017.There’s some suspense around how Trump might be greeted at the game.Though the fans at the high-priced event are likely to skew more corporate than at a regular season Nationals contest, Trump is extremely unpopular in the city he now calls home. In the 2016 election, Trump won just 4 percent of the vote from the District of Columbia.Trump’s White House staff has long tried to shield him from events where he might be loudly booed or heckled, and he rarely ventures out into the heavily Democratic city. (With the exception of his hotel, a Republican-friendly oasis a few blocks from the White House.)“It’ll be loud for Trump but every president gets booed: both Bushes, Reagan, Nixon. When Americans pay for their ticket, most of them buy into the great American tradition to boo whomever they want,” says Smith. “He should embrace it: So what if the elites boo you? Think of how it plays with your voters elsewhere in the country, thinking ‘There they go again, booing our guy.’ Use it!”Trump has long been a baseball fan, especially of his hometown Yankees. Before he became president, he would be spotted at games, sometimes along the first-base line with then-Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. Trump was also memorably photographed behind home plate across town in the moments after the final outs of the 2006 NLCS when the New York Mets lost to the St. Louis Cardinals.Trump played high school baseball at New York Military Academy, where he was a star first baseman. His coach, Col. Ted Dobias, told Rolling Stone in 2015 that Trump “thought he was Mr. America and the world revolved around him.”“He was good-hit and good-field,” Dobias said. “We had scouts from the Phillies to watch him, but he wanted to go to college and make real money.”Phillies spokesman Greg Casterioto said Friday that the team’s scouting records do not go back that far and there is no way to verify that claim. But Trump, when honoring the 2018 World Series champion Boston Red Sox at the White House in May, fondly remembered his time playing the sport.“I played at a slightly different level,” Trump said, “but every spring I loved it. The smell in the air.” Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! NFL is losing its reputation for boring trade deadlines Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’ PLAY LIST 02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgBorussia Dortmund Dortmund off to record start in Bundesliga Goal Last updated 2 years ago 05:45 24/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Omer Toprak Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga PATRIK STOLLARZ Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund v Borussia M’gladbach BVB have come flying out of the blocks to start the season, with Saturday’s demolition of Monchengladbach setting some new high marks for the club Borussia Dortmund have set a couple of new club records with their flying start to the 2017-18 season.BVB have picked up five wins and a draw through their opening six matches, good enough to push them three points clear of Bayern Munich at the top of the table, and have conceded just one goal in the process.Hamburg 13/2 to beat Leverkusen Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Their points total of 16 is a club record through six matches and, with the club having netted 19 times, the current side has also set a new best for goal difference over that span at plus-18.16 – 16 points & a goal difference of +18 after 6 #Bundesliga games 2017-18 – club record for @BVB. Top.— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) September 23, 2017The German side’s strong start to the campaign will be tested on Tuesday when they host Real Madrid in Champions League action before returning to the Bundesliga to take on Augsburg next Saturday.last_img read more

first_imgTransfers Orlando City acquires Lamine Sane from Werder Bremen Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 01:00 2/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Lamine Sane Werder Bremen Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images Transfers Orlando City Werder Bremen MLS Bundesliga The Senegal international joins the Lions after spending a season and a half with the Bundesliga side Orlando City has announced the signing of center back Lamine Sane from Werder Bremen. Sane, 30, joins the Lions after spending a season and a half in Germany with the Bundesliga side. AdChoices广告The defender’s contract was set to expire in the summer and Orlando City was not expected to pay a fee to acquire his services.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Lamine will significantly strengthen our back line,” Orlando City general manager Niki Budalic said in a club statement.“He brings tremendous experience at the highest levels of European football and we believe he will fit right in with what we’re trying to build in Orlando.”Sane made 38 total Bundesliga appearances in 2016-17 and 2017-18 with Bremen, scoring two goals and adding one assist. The Senegal international was an undisputed starter for the club in 2016-17, before losing his grip on a starting spot this season. Prior to his time in Germany, Sane spent seven seasons with French side Bordeaux, making 188 appearances in Ligue 1 between 2009 and 2016. The center back has been capped 25 times by the Senegal national team, which is one of five African nations to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.last_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Valencia, Atletico Madrid battle for Man Utd striker Alexisby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlexis Sanchez is wanted in Spain.The Chilean winger, who has struggled to make any impact at Manchester United, could have a route out of the club.Sanchez is wanted by Valencia and Atletico Madrid.And Spanish publication El Gol Digital suggests he is determined to leave United on a permanent deal.One stumbling block would be the player’s wages, which are reportedly £350,000-per-week before bonuses.Sanchez may also want to prove himself under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before deciding on his future in the summer. last_img read more

first_imgLionel Messi had his moments, but ultimately the battle of two Barcelona idols finished with one clear winner. Dani Alves and Messi led their teams out in Brazil’s 2-0 Copa America victory over Argentina, with the former coming up with a sublime performance to lead his team from the back and put the Selecao just 90 minutes from glory on home soil. Let not the relatively equal historical standings of South America’s two biggest nations fool you. Brazil and Argentina went into Tuesday’s Superclasico in vastly diverging states.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Tite’s men have been drilled and moulded by their coach over the last three years into a formidable unit, tasting defeat in competitive matches just twice since the former Corinthians man took over from Dunga in the wake of the 2016 Copa Centenario debacle. The new names on the team-sheet, such as Everton and Arthur, have slotted effortlessly into a team that knows what they are doing on the field and act accordingly. Argentina by contrast are very much a work in progress. That gulf in preparation and quality showed early on. Brazil harried incessantly from the very start, a swarm of furious, genetically enhanced yellow and blue bees to give the Albiceleste a torrid opening in Belo Horizonte. Starved of time on the ball, Lionel Scaloni’s charges nevertheless showed a dogged attitude to keep Everton, Roberto Firmino and Gabriel Jesus away from danger. With Everton inserted firmly and safely in the pocket of the towering Juan Foyth, a revelation at right-back, it was down the other flank that Brazil made the breakthrough. Needless to say, perhaps, Alves, impossibly fresh and motivated even at 36 and coming off a harrowing run of injuries, was the inspiration. Gaining possession off Lautaro Martinez in the middle of the pitch the PSG star cut a swathe through the Argentina backline, which paid the price for a moment of absent-mindedness. Firmino was lying in wait on the right and rolled the ball into the area, where Jesus was waiting with glee to break a 600-minute competitive goal drought and open the scoring. Roberto Firmino Brazil Argentina Copa America 2019That could have been the cue for Argentina to fold. But to the underdogs’ credit they kept up the pressure on their hosts, who failed to capitalise on the goal advantage, and if not for some rotten luck and the woodwork could well have fought back into the game. Aguero saw a header rebound off the crossbar to safety, before Messi – much-improved from the rather disappointing figure seen in the early rounds – rattled Alisson’s left-hand post with a savage shot. The Selecao seemed to be content with the slimmest of winning margins, ready and waiting to take advantage should the opportunity arise. Sure enough, such a chance fell into their laps 20 minutes from time. With the entire Argentina team protesting over a supposed foul on Aguero, at the other end Jesus was speeding towards goal with almost zero resistance. After turning Manchester City team-mate Nicolas Otamendi in knots he squared selflessly to return the favour for Firmino as Franco Armani scrambled helplessly across his exposed net. The night, however, belonged to Alves. First Marcos Acuna and later Angel Di Maria tried and failed to best the old warrior, who was a constant headache to Argentina on his raids forward while barely putting a foot wrong when the time came to defend. What other right-back, for example, could double up as their side’s primary playmaker? Alves notched up more passes than anyone else on the Brazil team, 30 more than even Arthur in the middle. He is crucial to this team, and when he plays – as against Peru – he seems to lift the whole squad up with him. Alves and Messi were the only two survivors left in Belo Horizonte from the last time Brazil met Argentina in a major finals. In 2007 the full-back came off the bench to score the third in a 3-0 trouncing of Messi’s men, marking the first of four finals in which the Barcelona wizard has ended on the losing side for his country. Twelve years later, Leo gave his all for an Argentina team that are still in the process of development, but it was not quite enough. It is Alves who will go on to the final and the chance to win the silverware Brazil covet so dearly, a fitting outcome for a player who has rolled back the years at this Copa to fire his side forward.last_img read more

first_img 11 Under-the-Radar Cities in Canada Worth Exploring Visitors head there to golf. Or to catch some sun during the cold, dreary days of winter. But surprisingly, Phoenix has a bit more to offer than just sun and a hole in one. The city has a thriving food and art scene and an increasingly diverse populace. Here are our favorite spots in town to escape to:PlayPhoenix is not all fuddy duddy retirees. The city has a number of stellar cultural institutions such as the Heard Museum, which showcases Native American art and history. The Desert Botanicals Gardens are still a huge draw, thanks to the unique fauna. Head there at night to check out Chihuly in the Garden, a showcase of artist Dale Chihuly’s studio glass works set amid the landscape. Music and drinks are on hand to get you in the mood. If golf is what you came here for nothing beats heading to the legendary Boulders resort for a round. You’ll get a stunning desert setting and much needed space on the fairway.Eat & DrinkLast Spring, James Beard Award–nominated chef Kevin Binkley opened Bink’s, an upscale American joint in Midtown. We loved the Chicken Karaage with lemon pickles and cilantro and the paella with squash and corn. The Henry opened to much fanfare in December and is known for its friendly vibe and comfortable setting. Grab a coffee here in the morning or come back to sit by the fireplace as you dine on authentic Swedish meatballs. Don’t forget to grab a drink at The Gladly, which crafts unique cocktails and has an extensive list of wine, beer and spirits. Stay Phoenix and Scottsdale are home to many world-class resorts but we love the Omni Montelucia in Scottsdale. The expansive Mediterranean-style resort sits at the base of iconic Camelback Mountain and offers 293 luxe suites and rooms, several swimming pools, Prado restaurant—which has some of the best appetizers and service this side of the Mississippi—and the top spa in town. Indulge yourself at Joya Spa, a behemoth of a space that offers classic services with a Southwestern twist—think holistic and life affirming. The Hammam alone is worth the price of admission. You’ll be in expert hands and leave town feeling thoroughly invigorated. All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Welcome to Funner, California (Yes, It’s a Real Place) center_img Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON – As its trail of arrests gets closer to U.S. President Donald Trump, the Russia investigation is facing a multi-front assault. The attacks have ramped up following news that Trump’s close confidant Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty and become an informant.The president’s defenders are now seeking to poke holes in, and undermine, the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller. Here are six avenues of attack:1.Mueller is biased: “It’s so disturbing and troubling,” Trump aide Kellyanne Conway told Fox News on Monday. She was speaking about weekend news that the Mueller probe removed a top investigator over the summer, after the discovery of texts to a lover blasting the president. This is atop reports that the same FBI investigator, Peter Strzok, was a key figure in the emails investigation that yielded no charges against Hillary Clinton. And there’s more: a paper trail of political donations shows several senior probe employees have a history of donating to Democrats. Another report said Strzok was involved in interviewing Flynn. Said Republican lawmaker Ron DeSantis: “It was almost as if they bent over backwards not to make the case on Hillary. With the Mueller probe, they’re just scorching the earth finding whatever little ticky-tack charge they can find on anyone… (Strzok’s role) undercuts the legitimacy of both those investigations.”2.Presidents can’t be charged for obstructing justice: This is potentially a key question. There’s evidence Trump tried thwarting an investigation into Flynn. The argument here is he’s allowed to. Trump lawyer John Dowd expressed it via the Axios website: “The president cannot obstruct justice.” Harvard scholar Alan Dershowitz says Trump has constitutional power — to pardon Flynn himself, to fire the FBI director, and to issue instructions to the Justice Department. So what’s the legal problem if he orders the FBI to lay off Flynn, Dershowitz asks: “We’d have a constitutional crisis (if Trump is charged with obstruction),” he told Fox News. “You cannot charge a president with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional power.” He says presidents can only be charged with obstruction that involves innately illegal acts — like the Nixon White House destroying evidence and paying hush money. Other legal scholars call this a laughable, quasi-regal, anti-democratic argument. One headline on the Vox website said, “Trump’s lawyer: the president can’t obstruct justice. 13 legal experts (say): yes, he can.” A list of law professors cited legal precedents, and the fact that the president’s power comes from the Constitution — the same Constitution that says he must faithfully execute the law. Peter Shane of Ohio State University called the Dershowitz-Dowd argument “nonsense.”3. It’s a nothing-burger: They say this investigation is built on a flawed foundation. Mueller’s probe was struck to examine collusion with Russia — during the election. His critics note that four people are now charged — two for financial crimes predating the election, two for lying to the FBI after the election. This view is articulated in a Washington Examiner piece, “Was it all about the Logan Act?” In this narrative, the root of the probe is a dust-gathering, never-used law from 1799, the Logan Act, which forbids people from undermining U.S. foreign policy: Flynn spoke with Russians during the presidential transition; the FBI then questioned him about it; Flynn lied; he and James Comey were forced out; Flynn was charged; now he’s a co-operating witness against Trump. A closely related argument involves the notorious Steele dossier — a document filled with jaw-dropping allegations that the Russians spent years recruiting Trump as an asset, and collecting blackmail material on him. The document was gathered by a former British spy and handed to the FBI. But his original customers were Trump campaign opponents. Critics now argue that any evidence stemming from this dossier is illegitimate. Others say this entire line of attack is wishful thinking — there are already several documented communications during the campaign with Russians, or suspected Russian intermediaries like Wikileaks, and some other investigation targets, like Paul Manafort, had reportedly been under surveillance for years.4. Cut off funding: This is reportedly the route suggested by Steve Bannon. Trump’s ex-staffer, and still-ally, doesn’t want him to fire Mueller. He’s publicly said so. What he’s urging, reports say, is that Congress slash Mueller’s funding. That view is articulated by pro-Trump congressman Steve King, who told Politico: “For them to say to us, ‘Vote for an open-ended appropriation into a Mueller witch hunt,’ I think you’ll see significant objection.”5. Fire Mueller: Several Republican lawmakers have introduced a motion calling for Mueller’s recusal over alleged conflicts of interest. The Wall Street Journal editorial page urged him to resign, given his personal friendship with a key witness, Comey. Some conservative groups like Judicial Watch are calling for Mueller to be fired. A Canadian friend of Trump’s doesn’t go that far. Conrad Black says Mueller should simply be reined in. Black calls the investigation a “never-ending fishing expedition” and suggests a series of moves aimed at keeping it in check — replace the secretary of state with the director of the CIA; appoint to the CIA Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has recused himself from Russia-related matters; have Dershowitz replace Sessions; and get Dershowitz to limit the probe to its main purpose: Russian involvement in the 2016 election.6. Rally the base: Ultimately, politics could decide all of this. Trump’s fate could eventually rest with Congress, given the legal realities — the president’s power to pardon; doubts about whether a sitting president can be charged; and the aforementioned debate about obstruction of justice. Impeachment, the ultimate political punishment, requires a two-thirds vote in both chambers of Congress. That’s 290 in the House, 67 in the Senate. It means more than 100 Republicans would have to turn on their president. And the full-throated assault on Mueller — from Trump’s Twitter feed, Fox News, and conservative news outlets — provides a daily rallying cry for the ranks to remain united.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said Steve King was a senator, and that Conrad Black suggested bringing in a new attorney general to fire Mueller.last_img read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 14, 2013 7:09 pm MDT TORONTO – One of the key selling features of the new BlackBerry smartphones will soon be available on phones made by its major competitors.The company (TSX:BB), which formerly called itself Research In Motion, said Thursday the technology that allow users to operate their BlackBerry as both a business and personal device entirely separate from each other is headed to both Apple’s iPhone and the Android operating system.The version of BlackBerry Balance for other phones will be called Secure Work Space when it’s launched in the coming months.The technology has widely been promoted by BlackBerry as one of the most appealing features exclusively available on its new devices. The touchscreen version of the latest phone hit Canadian stores in February and is rolling out in the U.S. this month, while a keypad version is expected sometime this spring.“We’re extending as many of these features as possible to other platforms, critical in today’s bring-your-own-device world,” said David Smith, executive vice president of BlackBerry mobile computing operations.The latest announcement is another sign that BlackBerry is moving away from features that are exclusive to its own smartphones.Earlier this year, the Waterloo, Ont.-based company opened up the availability of its secure enterprise service for IT professionals to give them the flexibility to accommodate a growing trend of bringing your own device to the workplace, in particular the iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S3 phone, which uses the Android system.The move was made as competition heats up for the highly lucrative corporate smartphone market, which has largely been a stronghold for BlackBerry for years.On Wednesday, it announced it has sold one million of the new devices to an “established partner” it declined to name. It was the first time the company had provided any sort of sales figures since the phones launched.In a note published on Thursday, BMO Capital Markets analyst Tim Long addressed the ambiguity around the recent announcement.“We do not know who placed this order, nor do we know the timeframe. We believe it is most likely a distributor, but it could also be a large U.S. carrier,” Long wrote.“In our view, most of these (recent sales) statements are vague, and lack the detail needed to determine if the Z10 has been successful. We believe that, if viewed in a proper context, these statements do not imply any substantially positive news for the company.”Analysts have been divided over the specifics of the sales of the BlackBerry Z10 touchscreen phone since it launched, some citing anecdotal evidence that some stores in the U.K. sold out of the devices, while others refuted those claims.Chief executive Thorsten Heins has said the new BlackBerry Z10 touchscreen phone is selling better than the company expected, while Canadian carrier Bell (TSX:BCE) said last month that pre-orders broke its previous records for BlackBerry.Three major U.S. carriers have also announced they will stock the device by the end of this month, including AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile, which only has plans to supply it to business users at this point.On Thursday, RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Sue boosted his fourth-quarter expectations for BlackBerry shipments to 500,000 units from 350,000.He noted that sales of the device “appears to be slowing in Canada and the U.K. from launch-week highs, this is normal, and U.S. demand is still too early to quantify.” BlackBerry makes key work, personal smartphone feature available to competitors read more

first_imgDeveloped to meet the need for a more productive and longer lasting rotary drill bit, Sandvik’s RR221 is the latestupdate in the complete rotary blasthole bit range from Sandvik. Through comprehensive R&D expertise,Sandvik says it has made “even greater advancements in the engineering of a more resilient bit designed to extendbearing hours – saving customers money, reducing safety risks and boosting productivity.”The new Sandvik RR221 series of drill bits runs on a patented, modularised air bearing platform, minimising spalling during sustained loads and delivering 10-25% longer bearing hours and life increase of up to 30% compared with the previous generation Sandvik RR220 range. The result is significantly lower drilling costs. “Today it is more important than ever for our customers to maximise the value of their investments, and Sandvik RR221 delivers,” says Simon Mitchell, Vice President Rotary Tools at Sandvik Mining. “Our latest tools feature application-focused cutting structures and are more effective and hard wearing than their predecessors. They have better longevity thanks to multiple design improvements, where we have matched our proprietary Sandvik cemented carbide shapes and grades to specific drilling conditions. This will help to reduce wear and breakage, further increasing bit life and improving penetration rates.”Sandvik RR221 sizes range from 159 to 311 mm (6 ¼ to 12 ¼ in) and rock hardness capability from 10 MPa toover 500 MPa. Now equipped with the patented Sandvik RR221 bearing, these bits offer high bearing hours anda low cost per drilled metre in a wide range of applications. “As a leading supplier to the mining industry, the full Sandvik offering of rock tools delivers the best combination for all blasthole drilling conditions. Highly trained, expert engineers from Sandvik are able to provide the right parts and service for safe operation, low operating costs and long service life.”last_img read more

first_imgThe mining industry is facing a number of challenges including declining ore grades, environmental pressures, and water scarcity. To deal with these challenges, and continue to strengthen operations, mine sites need suppliers that truly understands their business and can help drive initiatives and improvements, overcoming challenges together. Weir Minerals believes it is just such a company.“We are much more than an equipment supplier. We have the engineering expertise, technical know-how and local support to help our customers optimise their entire circuit. Mine operators need more than just another equipment supplier, they need someone they can rely on and we take every opportunity to partner with our customers,” states John McNulty, Vice President Global Engineering and Technology for Weir Minerals.Weir Minerals believes the only way to effectively optimise a mine’s process is by working closely with the customer. “With over 1,070 service centres across the globe, Weir Minerals’ expanded service network ensures the team are available throughout the entire process from installation and commissioning through to on-site maintenance.”“We are not driven by what other suppliers are doing. We are customer-centric. It’s all about our customers, their businesses and our ongoing shared successes. We are doing this to be the partner of choice now and well into the future,” states McNulty. Weir Minerals have built its entire philosophy upon this customer-centric approach which it has termed Integrated Solutions. It’s a global team effort from process and service engineers, to product specialists all working together to tackle any given problem.“Our team work with the customer to understand their vision, identify any problems and then work with them at real solutions, not remotely but on site. Wherever possible we want to be part of the entire process from the brainstorming right through to the installation. This instils confidence in our ability to deliver whatever the customer requires,” states McNulty. Integrated Solutions is just another way of saying partnership, “and when Weir Minerals partners with customers it works. This is evident across multiple projects.”In Finland, the Weir Minerals team helped the Yara Siilinjärvi phosphate mine to increase its tailings storage space without expanding the mine’s footprint. Yara’s existing tailings storage facility (TSF) was reaching full capacity. They conducted an extensive study for future storage of tailings and decided to go for a thickened tailings solution. The tailings would be thickened to 68-72% by weight in order to build a +2 degree deposit, thereby sufficiently increasing the storage capacity.Weir Minerals supplied a complete pumping solution to Yara, comprising of three GEHO® TZPM 2000 pumps and Warman® centrifugal pumps. In addition, Weir Minerals also supplied the required hydraulic actuated slurry valves, suction strainers, slurry instrumentation and helped develop the functional description for Yara’s distributed control system (DCS). The system was successfully commissioned in February 2017, with slurry solids concentrations reaching target, resulting in a slope at the TSF of approximately 3 degrees. This has extended the current life of the mine well beyond 2035.Over in South Africa, Weir Minerals helped CNC Crushers optimise their entire process. The team were experiencing high wear on the installed conventional hydrocyclone as well as old technology Envirotech® pump, having to replace it every 120 hours. The Weir Minerals team re-evaluated how the site operated, analysing the issues and sketching up a completely new process for the site. A Warman® WBH® 100 slurry pump, a Cavex® 400CVX10 hydrocyclone, and Trio® TC cone crushers were all installed to increase up-time and reduce maintenance costs. In addition, a spares and service agreement was put in place to ensure that maximum plant availability was maintained. The results of this refit surpassed all expectation with a 2,007% decrease in pump maintenance, a 45% increase in plant throughput, and a 100% boost in plant output.When asked about the partnership with Weir Minerals, Carl Crous, CNC Owner stated: “Partnering with Weir Minerals increased my production output significantly and my uptime increased overnight, I should have done it long ago.” Both projects are just two examples of how Weir Minerals’ Integrated Solutions approach “can revolutionise the operation of a site.”last_img read more

first_imgThis week we’ve gone hands-on with the phone that was made for everyone and the portable gaming rig made for the geekiest among us. We’ve played indie strategy space games in real-time and braved the frontiers of Kingdom Rush. It’s time to Geekout.Motorola’s press meetings have come and gone, and the Moto X has officially arrived. While I work on a proper review of this new phone, it seemed right to take a few minutes to talk about some of the things we liked and didn’t like about the phone. One thing is for sure: Motorola has done something interesting here. While it may not be the very best phone on the market today, the Moto X is every bit as big a deal as the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. Hard to believe? Check out Ryan and I as we compare the new Moto flagship to the latest from Samsung and HTC, in those those links.Would you buy a $299 Nvidia Shield? That’s going to be the big question for a little while, it seems. This bulky little game system is an impressive feat of manufacturing and performance, but it is not exactly pocketable. The big impressive feature, being able to stream games from your PC to the Shield, is still in beta testing phases. That doesn’t mean that you cant have some fun with Android games that are controller friendly, but if you play a game that forces you to use the touch screen you had better be ready to violate everything you have ever been told about holding a laptop by the screen in order to play the game. Since most of the weight for the Shield is in the controller, it’s a little awkward to feel the weight imbalance by picking it up from the screen.If you’re looking for something new to do this weekend, you may consider checking out a super-minimal RTS called Rymdkapsel. It’s available on iOS, Android, and PS Vita. We’ve got a few tips for success if you get stuck somewhere along the way.If you’d like to join us on our weekly Geekouts, or if you’ve got a topic you’d like us to talk about on next week’s broadcast, leave us a message here or on our Google+ page.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#GrandLucayanResortsaleandreopening, #magneticmedianews, #saleforLucayaHotel Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 11, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Prime Minister Perry Christie revealed on Friday night that a letter of intent for the sale and reopening of the Grand Lucayan Resort has been signed with a new purchaser, whose plans will transform the hotel in Lucaya, Grand Bahama.Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe will be leading a team to Canada on Sunday to negotiate a Heads of Agreement to facilitate “an early completion of the sale,”  Mr. Christie told Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) supporters at a rally in Freeport at the party’s headquarters on Beachway Drive this past Friday night.The island lost 40% of its room inventory, its only casino and 1,100 jobs in the tourism industry following Hurricane Matthew in October.  The Hutchison Whampoa Group of Hong Kong, owners of the Grand Lucayan Resort, had also put the property up for sale over a year ago.   With just weeks to a General Election, Prime Minister Christie said that he is very excited about the sale and the proposed plans by the new purchaser, who has not yet been revealed.According to the Prime Minister, the prospective new owner has plans not only to upgrade the property, but to also bring in recognized operators for the three hotels and casino, plus additional tour operators with connections from multiple North American cities.The government, he said, is working with the new purchaser/developer for the creation of a “compelling and exciting destination experience which will completely transform and expand the product offering in Lucaya with lasting results, and not just a short term fix.”#MagneticMediaNews#GrandLucayanResortsaleandreopening#saleforLucayaHotellast_img read more

first_imgAccording to Mediaweek, Rodale president of interactive and chief marketing officer Bill Ostroff has left the company. Michaelson is said to be assuming Ostroff’s interactive responsibilities. A Rodale spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment. Several management-level staffing changes were announced Friday at Rodale. Men’s Health editor-in-chief and Best Life editorial director David Zinczenko will have the added responsibility being editorial director of Women’s Health.Zinczenko’s new role at Women’s Health marks the “next step” in the magazine’s evolution, including a multi-platform expansion, said Rodale president and CEO Steven Pleshette Murphy. According to first quarter Publishers Information Bureau figures, Women’s Health advertising sales reached $15.5 million—a 133 percent spike in advertising sales over the same period last year. Ad pages increased more than 50 percent.Other staffing changes included the promotions of Rodale Direct executive vice president Gregg Michaelson to executive vice president of customer marketing and Bicycling editor-in-chief Steve Madden to vice president and editorial director of Rodale International. Madden will be replaced as editor-in-chief by executive editor Lauren Mooney.last_img read more

first_imgSaraval Bhavan Hotel founder P RajagopaltwitterSaravana Bhavan founder P Rajagopal, who fought a losing battle to avoid jail term, died in Chennai on Thursday morning after suffering a massive heart attack.Rajagopal, 72, was admitted to a Chennai hospital on Saturday following a cardiac problem. He was put on ventilator on Wednesday and doctors said that he was in critical condition. The ‘dosa king’, had surrendered in the court last week, after the supreme court threw out his plea to postpone imprisonment in a murder conviction. Rajagopal had orchestrated the murder of Prince Santhakumar, the young husband of the daughter of one of his employees. It was reported that the wealthy hotel chain owner wanted to marry Santhakumar’s wife on the advice of an astrologer. The Madras High Court had sentenced Rajagopal and others to life imprisonment in 2009 but they were let out on bail. Rajagopal had challenged the High Court verdict.Rajagopal was plagued with health issues over the past two weeks and had arrived in an ambulance last Tuesday at the IV Magistrate court in Chennai. He was strapped on a bed and was wearing an oxygen mask. Rajagopal was admitted at Stanley Medical College the same day to undergo treatment. Rajagopal was originally sentenced to ten years in jail by the a sessions court in in 2009. The sentence was later changed to life imprisonment by the Madras High Court. Rajagopal had challenged the verdict in the Supreme Court, which upheld it after 10 years. The Saravana Bhavan owner was given time till July 7 to surrender but he requested an extension citing health problems. However, he was not given any relief and was told to surrender as soon as possible. Here is a timeline of the events1990s – Rajagopal has his eyes on 20-year-old Jeevajothi and had proposed to her but was declined. 1999 – Jeevajothi marries Santhakumar, leaving Rajagopal furiousSeptember 2001 – The couple file a police case against the Saravana Bhavan founderOctober 1, 2001 – Santhakumar is kidnapped and strangled to death by Rajagopal and eight othersOctober 30, 2001 – Santhakumar’s dead body is discovered in Perumalai in KodaikanalNovember 23, 2001 – Rajagopal surrenders after the news comes to light2003 – Fresh charges filed against Rajagopal for intimidating Jeevajtohi and offering her Rs 6 lakh as bribe.2004 – A local court convicts Rajagopal of murder and sentences him to 10 years in jail. However, the sentence was suspended eight months into the termMarch 19, 2009 – Madras High Court rejects Rajagopal’s plea against the jail term and awards him a life sentence. He got out in bail a few months later citing health issues.March 30, 2019 – Supreme Court passes landmark judgment ordering Rajagopal to surrender by July 7.July 4, 2019 – Rajagopal gets himself admitted to the hospital and appeals to the top court for an extension citing health reasons.July 7, 2019 – Rajagopal fails to surrender.July 9, 2019 – Supreme Court rejects Rajagopal’s appeal and directs him to surrender immediately. Rajagopal arrives at the court in an ambulance, complete with an Oxygen mask and sent to the prison ward of the Stanley Hospital in Chennai and is under the care of Puzhal prison ward.July 13, 2019 – Rajagopal suffers a heart attack and is admitted to the hospital.July 17, 2019 – Rajagopal in critical condition, put on a ventilator.July 18, 2019 – Rajagopal passes away after suffering a massive heart attack.last_img read more

first_imgIndian prime minister Narendra Modi (R) shakes hands with Bangladeshi president Mohammad Abul Hamid prior to a meeting in New Delhi on 31 May, 2019. Photo: AFPThe people of Bangladesh have been waiting for years to see the Teesta river water sharing issue settled, president Abdul Hamid told Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday.”I believe an agreement will be signed soon, which will fulfil India’s commitment in this regard,” president Hamid said.A deal on sharing the water of Teesta has remained pending since 2011 but the Indian government has been assuring Bangladesh that it is working to conclude the deal as early as possible.Prime minister Modi said that the unsettled bilateral issues “will be settled very soon” but he did not particularly mention the Teesta water sharing issue. He also stressed on strengthening and making the joint river commission effective.President Hamid went to Delhi to join the swearing-in ceremony of Modi. They met at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi and during their discussion, the Rohingya issue also came up.The president noted that the Rohingya issue has not only become a burden for Bangladesh but also a security threat for South Asia.He said India is Bangladesh’s closest friend. “India’s role in early resolution of the Rohingya issue is very crucial,” he said to Modi.”India may create pressure for ensuring a congenial environment in Rakhaine state so that Rohingyas can voluntarily return to their homeland,” the President said.Modi said that India always talks about the Rohingya issue in different international forums.”Rohingya issue is not a problem for Bangladesh alone. This is now everyone’s concern. India is always with Bangladesh in solving the issue,” the Indian prime minister said.Strengthening bilateral tiesHamid congratulated Modi on his reelection and conveyed the best regards of prime minister Sheikh Hasina.”She and the people of Bangladesh are eagerly waiting to welcome you at an early date,” the president said.He said that the Bangladesh-India bilateral ties have seen remarkable progress, virtually in all areas and noted that the neighbours amicably settled enclave and maritime boundary issues.Addressing India’s security concern, the president said: “Bangladesh doesn’t allow its territory to be used by any terrorists, groups or entity against any state or people. We’ll never allow our territory for any terror activities.”The president said he was looking forward to working closely with Modi and the Indian government in coming days to “move forward with common aspirations to further consolidate our relationships, settling all outstanding issues between the two countries”.Prime minister Modi spoke about jointly celebrating the 50th Independence Day and birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. “It’ll have a global impact,” he said.”It’ll also play a positive role in strengthening the bilateral and multilateral relationship [between Bangladesh and India],” Modi said.last_img read more

first_img The Most Anticipated Games of 2018 Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is one of the more noteworthy JRPGs of the past five years. This is due in large part to the involvement of Studio Ghibli. The game was both a critical and commercial success (especially in the West). Despite suffering a couple of delays, Level-5 is finally releasing Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. After spending two weeks with it, I can finally share my thoughts about the game. Ni no Kuni II is a phenomenal JRPG thanks to its innovative gameplay mechanics, endearing story, and charming visuals.Ni no Kuni II centers on a boy-king named Evan, who loses his kingdom in a violent coup. Having survived the massacre, Evan, along with a group of allies, sets out to create a new kingdom. His ultimate goal is to end all war by uniting the world’s kingdoms into one. This task won’t be easy thanks to an evil sorcerer whose mysterious motives threaten to destroy everything Evan and friends are building.Like its predecessor, Ni no Kuni II has the aesthetics of a Studio Ghibli film. This is despite having no direct involvement from the famed Japanese animation house. You won’t find any animated cutscenes like the previous title. Instead, every inch of the game is expertly rendered using in-game graphics. Since it runs on PS4 and PC, the graphics are nearly indistinguishable from traditional animation. Though I certainly miss the animated cutscenes, I can’t complain too loudly. Ni no Kuni II is still a visual feast.AdChoices广告The original Ni no Kuni had relatively straight-forward RPG mechanics. Players traveled to and from different cities, forests, caves, and other-worldly locales. They fought creatures found in the overworld or in dungeons via real-time combat encounters. For the most part, combat in Ni no Kuni II follows the flow of the previous game. Thankfully, it introduces new elements which make things far more interesting.Players can freely move during battles. This is useful for avoiding hits, and focusing attacks on specific monster parts. Depending on the situation, it is sometimes best to block assaults rather than dodge them. Players can pummel foes with melee attacks, ranged attacks, or magical attacks. Magic attacks deal the most damage, but deplete the magic gauge quickly. At times, golden orbs will drop on the field. These allow players unlimited magic attacks for a short time. Though they’re certainly aggressive, battles are also strategic; especially because of a new (and adorable) mechanic.Aiding your three-person party are tiny creatures known as higgledies. These Pikmin-like beings help by either attacking foes or giving your party much-needed buffs. Some higgledies fire cannons, while others create a healing ring to stand on. Higgledies act on their own volition, but you can also activate them by press X while standing over a group of them. You can find new higgledies by offering different items to higgledie statues found around the world. Knowing when to use their abilities during the heat of battle certainly makes encounters more strategic.One can certainly survive most of Ni no Kuni II’s encounters by leveling up and having the right gear. Thanks to the Tactic Tweaker, players can adjust specific parameters to make battles easier. More than that, they can fine tune the rewards they’ll get after vanquishing enemies.Every battle awards Battle Points. With enough of them, you can augment four categories in the Tactic Tweaker. They include: Monster Affinities, Elements and Ailments, Spoils Settings, and Arts of War. You can adjust their parameters by leveling them up with battle points. For example, you can change the settings to make you deal more damage to liquid enemies. You can also change what elements you’re more resistant to, depending on which types of creatures you’re fighting. The Tactic Tweaker may overwhelm some players who just want to go into combat and beat things up. Those who want more depth from combat will find it an indispensable tool.Ni no Kuni II introduces mechanics from genres you wouldn’t normally associate with JRPGs: Real-Time Strategy and city-building simulator. While their inclusion sounds odd, they actually make perfect sense. After all, you are trying to build a kingdom. In order to do that, you’ll have to lead your army into battle against rivals. You’ll also have to build your kingdom one structure at a time. Thankfully, both of these mechanics are streamlined in a way that makes them easy and fun to understand.During skirmishes, Evan commands up to four groups of warriors. You can rotate these soldiers to face specific unit types. As you fight, you can unleash special attacks on enemies. However, special attacks consume military might. It’s best to hold special attacks like aerial bombardment for the latter half of a skirmish. You can replenish troops lost in battle at the cost of military might. Military might can be bolstered by taking over enemy encampments. Even if you are not into RTS games, you’ll likely find skirmishes enjoyable because of their accessibility.When not fighting monsters or engaging in skirmishes, you can build your kingdom. You can make buildings like armories, item shops, training grounds, shipyards, and more. In order to buy and improve buildings, you must spend a special currency called kingsguilder. Your kingdom generates kingsguilder over time. You can speed up the process by assigning specific people to specific buildings. A soldier won’t do much good working in a fishery, for example. Researching new items not only gives you useful tools like better armor and weapons, but also speeds up the production of kingsguilder. On the surface, having to manage a kingdom sounds incredibly dull, especially if you’re not a fan of city-building games. Like skirmishes, kingdom building is actually a great deal of fun, even for those who typically dislike games with similar mechanics.One great thing about kingdom building is that it makes sidequests more meaningful. Like other games, Ni no Kuni II has its fair share of “fetch quests.” These have you running around the world looking for items to give NPCs. The big difference is most side quests reward you with a new citizen for your fledgling kingdom. It feels like you’re actually working towards something, as opposed to just doing filler work. Having a king doing silly tasks like delivering food or climbing mountains doesn’t make much sense. But, if it’s ultimately for the greater good of the kingdom, then it’s forgivable.I’ve played enough Ni no Kuni II to credibly say it’s better than the original. While it doesn’t have animated cutscenes, it more than makes up for that with deep and meaningful gameplay mechanics. Level-5 always delivers excellent JRPGs, and this is no exception. If you’re a fan of the first game or just want to play a thoroughly satisfying JRPG, you need to check this game out.Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Wings lands on PS4 and PC on March 23.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgNativeShot screenshot tool for Firefox by Martin Brinkmann on May 29, 2016 in Firefox – Last Update: March 12, 2018 – 37 commentsNativeShot is a Firefox add-on that enables you to take screenshots of anything that is displayed on the monitor even outside of Firefox’s window.What makes NativeShot particularly interesting besides that is the fact that it supports many of the features such as hotkey support, delayed screenshots or an editor that desktop screenshot programs offer.The extension adds an icon to Firefox’s main toolbar during installation, and looks like any other screenshot tool for the browser on first glance.NativeShotThe first difference becomes obvious when you click on the button or tap on the Print screen on the keyboard. Instead of limiting the area that a screenshot can be taken of to the browser window, you are free to include any other area of the screen.You could use NativeShow as your main screenshot taking tool for Windows because of this functionality.You will notice the toolbar that the extension displays on the screen when its functionality is triggered. The default option selected automatically is a selection tool that allows you to draw a rectangle on the screen to take a screenshot of that area. You can switch to fullscreen or a window selecting mode instead using the toolbar.The toolbar lists other options that help you take screenshots. You can enable a zoom view which zooms in automatically on the area the cursor is o, or draw on the screenshot, for instance by adding text, using the blur tool or drawing shapes or lines on it.The editing interface lacks an arrow drawing option but that is the only thing that appears to be missing from it.The processing options are equally interesting. Images can be saved to the local system, printed, opied to the clipboard, or even processed to extract text from them using one of three text recognition algorithms the extension supports.You may also upload the screenshot to popular online destinations such as Imgur, Dropbox, Google Drive, or social media sites (Twitter supported, Facebook coming).Last but not least, you may run a reverse image search on the screenshot using Google Images or Tineye (with Bing coming soon).The toolbar can be controlled using the mouse or by using shortcuts. The developer of the extension highlights all available shortcuts on the add-ons homepage over on the Mozilla AMO website.Another interesting option when it comes to the add-on is that it supports delayed screenshots. A delayed screenshot is taken after a certain amount of time and not instantly. This can be useful if you want to capture a menu for instance.To create a delayed screenshot hold down the Shift-key before clicking on the capture button. Each Shift-click adds 5 seconds to the timer which adds more flexibility to the process.NativeShot displays a notification at the bottom of the Firefox window whenever you save a screenshot or process it. It highlights the action and displays options that you can make use of.You may open the saved folder on the local system for instance using it. Also, information may get saved to the clipboard right away. If you save a screenshot to the local system for instance, its path is automatically saved to the clipboard.NativeShot OptionsThe options are divided into two main areas: first settings that provide you with controls to change the local save folder, disable the global hotkey, or disable the print preview, and second the dashboard that acts as a history.You find the supported save options listed on the dashboard and may select one of them or the “all” listing to display screenshots you have taken previously.These are displayed by the extension then provided that they still exist and have not been removed.An option to clear the dashboard or to prevent the recording of the history in first place is missing unfortunately.Closing WordsNativeShot is a powerful screenshot capture extension for Firefox that offers functionality that goes beyond the browser frame. It is comparable to dedicated screenshot capturing programs, and while one or the other option is missing right now, it is well-designed and easy to use.Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 7 votes Software Name NativeShotSoftware Category BrowserLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Sponsored Content | Videos | Contrast Media | January 22, 2019 itnTV “Conversations”: Guerbet Unveils Portfolio of Advanced Digital Solutions ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr speaks with Guerb read more Conversations with Greg Freiherr: Guerbet Unveils Portfolio of Advanced Digital SolutionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:46Loaded: 2.87%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:46 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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Image courtesy of Enhao Gong, Ph.D. Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more News | August 26, 2010 Polymer Bottle Packaging Receives GE’s Ecomagination Approval Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Neuro Imaging | March 18, 2019 Non-Contrast MRI Effective in Monitoring MS Patients Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without contrast agent is just as effective as the contrast-enhanced approach… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more center_img Related Content Sponsored Content | Case Study | Contrast Media | January 30, 2019 Captisol-enabled Contrast Media with Reduced Renal Toxicity in Development The medical imaging market relies heavily on contrast media, injected into patients to increase the contrast of bodil read more News | Radiology Business | April 24, 2019 ITN Wins Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Technical Content April 24, 2019 — Imaging Technology News (ITN) was recently named the 2019 Jesse H. read more Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more Feature | Contrast Media Injectors | April 11, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Using Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Gadolinium Contrast One of the most controversial issues in radiology in recent years has been the use of… read more August 25, 2010 – Polymer bottle packaging for contrast media is now included in the GE Healthcare ecomagination campaign. The +Pluspak, a packaging container for contrast media, offers advantages over traditional glass packaging that includes reduced storage, improved workplace safety for healthcare workers who administer contrast media to patients, and decreased cost of waste disposal.Radiology departments using the innovative GE Healthcare +Pluspak packaging can reduce contrast media red bag waste weight by more than 75 percent. +Pluspak is made of unbreakable polypropylene and features a metal-free, twist-off cap that is easy to open and avoids cuts from metal crimps. A survey conducted by the College of Radiographers showed that by replacing traditional contrast media glass packaging with the +Pluspak, a department of 24 radiographers could eliminate sharps wounds associated with glass packaging.The same survey showed the department could improve productivity by saving approximately 3.5 hours a month typically spent treating sharps injuries while also reducing the associated risk of blood-borne pathogen transmission.+Pluspak packaging dovetails with the GE’s ecomagination criteria for improving workplace safety and convenience. +Pluspak packaging offers significant timesaving, cost-saving and environmental advantages over the glass packaging traditionally used to package contrast media. 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first_img The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. 3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more May 3, 2011 – Imaging the World announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.Co-Founders of Imaging the World, Kristen DeStigter, M.D., vice chair of radiology at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care and associate professor, radiology, UVM College of Medicine, and Brian Garra, M.D., associate director, division of imaging and applied mathematics/OSEL, U.S. Food and Drug Administration and chief of imaging systems and research in radiology at the Washington, D.C., Veterans Affairs Medical Center, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Low-Cost Sustainable Solution for Rural Ultrasound.”Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) funds scientists and researchers worldwide to explore ideas that can break the mold in how persistent global health and development challenges are solved. DeStigter and Garra’s project is one of more than 85 Grand Challenges Explorations Round 6 grants announced today by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  “GCE winners are expanding the pipeline of ideas for serious global health and development challenges where creative thinking is most urgently needed. These grants are meant to spur on new discoveries that could ultimately save millions of lives,” said Chris Wilson, director of Global Health Discovery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   To receive funding, DeStigter, Garra and other Grand Challenges Explorations Round 6 winners demonstrated in a two-page online application a bold idea in one of five critical global heath and development topic areas: polio eradication, HIV, sanitation, family health technologies and mobile health. Applications for the current open round, Grand Challenges Explorations Round 7, will be accepted through May 19, 2011.  DeStigter and Garra are developing a low-cost, scalable solution based in technology, education and community outreach to bring ultrasound diagnoses to pregnant women in areas of high maternal/neonatal mortality. By giving advance warning of critical maternal conditions, this model will improve maternal/fetal morbidity and mortality on a grand scale.Grand Challenges Explorations is a $100 million initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Launched in 2008, Grand Challenge Explorations grants have already been awarded to nearly 500 researchers from more than 40 countries. The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline and from any organization. The initiative uses an agile, accelerated grant-making process with short two-page online applications and no preliminary data are required. Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded two times a year. Successful projects have the opportunity to receive a follow-on grant of up to $1 million.   For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 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first_imgGerman news agency dpa quoted one of the lawyers, Wolfgang Heer, as saying ahead of the court’s decision that if the court approved their resignation, the trial against Zschaepe would likely have to start over.German media have reported that Zschaepe distrusts Heer and his two colleagues, Anja Sturm and Wolfgang Stahl. Her recent request that they be replaced was denied by the court, though it did grant her a fourth attorney.Revelations about the authorities’ bungling of the case have caused deep embarrassment in Germany, as well as accusations of deliberate cover-ups.Official inquiries showed investigators in different parts of Germany failed to exchange important clues about the group after they were first sought by police in 1998.For years police also attributed most of the killings to immigrant gangs, sparking a debate about institutional racism in Germany.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Lawyers of defendant Beate Zschaepe, alleged member of the neo-Nazi group National Socialist Underground, NSU, from left : Anja Sturm, Wolfgang Stahl and Wolfgang Heer leave the court in Munich, Germany, Monday, July 20, 2015. The three court-appointed lawyers for the sole surviving suspect in Germany’s biggest neo-Nazi murder trial have asked the court for permission to resign. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader) Top Stories Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk BERLIN (AP) — A Munich court on Monday ordered three lawyers to continue their defense in Germany’s biggest neo-Nazi murder trial, rejecting their request to resign from the case.The three court-appointed attorneys had asked to be relieved from defending Beate Zschaepe, who has been on trial since May 2012 for alleged complicity in 10 murders.Prosecutors allege that she was part of a group, calling itself National Socialist Underground, which allegedly killed eight Turks, a Greek and a German policewoman between 2000 and 2007. The group’s two other members died in an apparent murder-suicide in November, 2011. Comments   Share   Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall The vital role family plays in society New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Centerlast_img read more