Prince Harry Discusses Veteran Issues With Barack Obama

first_imgPrince Harry has met Barack Obama at the White House, where they discussed issues facing veterans including challenging the stigma around mental injury.Prince Harry and President ObamaCredit/Copyright: Harry is delighted to have the enthusiastic support of the President for the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando.Earlier in the day The Prince joined First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden in Virginia at Fort Belvoir military base to meet wounded servicemen and women undertaking recovery and rehabilitation programmes.During the visit to Fort Belvoir, the party toured the USO Warrior and Family Center, a state-of-the art facility specifically designed to support wounded, injured or ill troops, their family members and caregivers.The Prince gave a speech highlighting the upcoming Invictus Games.“The Invictus Games seeks to change perceptions of physical and mental injury,” he said. “One thing we have to talk about more is breaking down these barriers around so-called invisible injuries, like post-traumatic stress, just as we have for physical injuries like the loss of a limb.“This is a topic I know the First Lady and Dr. Biden are working hard to highlight so that people are no longer afraid to ask for help. This fear of coming forward, as a result of the stigma which surrounds mental health, is one of the greatest challenges veterans face. People from all walks of life struggle with issues like post-traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression, not just veterans.“We have to help them all to get the support they need, without fear of being judged or discriminated against. Not only is it ok to talk about it, we have to talk about it. I am thrilled that the Invictus Games are happening again. Hundreds of additional veterans from around the world will benefit from taking part. And millions more people will be inspired by their stories. This is going to be four incredible days of sport.”Prince Harry also attended an Invictus Games board meeting and reception at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Washington DC. The Prince, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, met people involved in the delivery of 2016 Games and hear how event plans are progressing.Source:www.princehenryofwales.orglast_img read more

Tunisia awaits independent cabinet to oversee new elections

first_imgby Antoine LAMBROSCHINITUNIS- Tunisia was waiting Friday for the president to task Premier-designate Mehdi Jomaa with forming a cabinet of independents to lead the country to fresh elections after the Islamist-led government finally quit.Outgoing Prime Minister Ali Larayedh’s resignation on Thursday, under an agreement to end months of political deadlock and get Tunisia’s democratic transition back on track, comes nearly three years after veteran strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s overthrow in the first Arab Spring uprising. The new premier, who is a relative political novice, will have to confront mounting social unrest and the persistent threat of jihadist violence, in a political climate that remains tense.President Moncef Marzouki is now expected to ask the head of the ruling Islamist Ennahda party, Rachid Ghannouchi, to submit a candidate, with Jomaa nominated as the consensus choice to head the interim administration during crisis negotiations last month.The little-known industry minister will have 15 days to form his cabinet, which must be then approved by the national assembly.The Tunisian press welcomed Larayedh’s departure with relief, while also stressing the challenges that his successor faces.Shortly before his resignation, Larayedh announced the suspension of a new vehicle tax which came into force this year and has triggered strikes and nationwide protests, notably in the country’s impoverished interior where the 2011 uprising began.Poverty and unemployment were driving factors behind the revolution that unseated Ben Ali and remain pressing problems in Tunisia, amid lackluster economic growth and an unemployment rate of more than 30 percent among school leavers.Another key issue for Jomaa is the threat posed by armed jihadists, blamed for the assassination of two opposition politicians last year, which triggered the latest political crisis and finally forced the departure of the Ennahda-led government.“The hardest part has just begun,” warned Tunisian daily Le Quotidien, saying Jomaa had inherited a “poisoned chalice.”“With uprisings in all corners of the country, an ailing economy and a precarious situation, the future government will have its work cut out,” it said.Ahead of its formation, the national assembly is pushing ahead with the adoption of a long-delayed new constitution, voting on it intensively article by article.“We will work on it day and night,” said parliament speaker Mustapha Ben Jafaa on Thursday evening. “Maybe we’ll have a nice surprise and the constitution will be adopted on January 13,” the eve of the anniversary of the revolution.The “general principles” and the essential “rights and freedoms” in the charter have already been approved, although other chapters, including on the functioning of public institutions, have yet to be ratified.Lawmakers began examining those chapters on Friday, starting with legislative powers.There has been major progress on the issue of women’s rights, with the assembly passing an article last week that enshrines gender equality, and another on Thursday that commits the state to promoting equality of representation in elected bodies.There had been fears among secular politicians, which Ennahda has been at pains to disprove, that it would seek to roll back the extensive rights that women have enjoyed in Tunisia since independence, compared with the rest of the Arab world.The formation of an independent authority to oversee fresh elections, which the Islamists had set as a condition for stepping down, finally took place on Wednesday.last_img read more

Morocco Germany Ink Declaration of Intent to Promote Cooperation in Energy

Rabat – Morocco and Germany signed on Tuesday a declaration of intent to reinforce economic and political cooperation in the energy sector between the two countries and promote investment in renewable energy in Morocco.Under this declaration, signed on the sidelines of an economic roundtable on the investment climate in the energy sector in Morocco by Energy, Mines, Water and Environment Minister, Abdelkader Amara, and Vice Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Federal Minister of Economy and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, both parties emphasize that, in both countries, the energy transition should be considered globally and in synergy with the various sectors, including transport, industry and construction.The steering committee and working groups of the energy partnership are mandated to prepare a work plan with concrete goals. This work plan shall also include the development of a prospective vision of Morocco in the energy planning by 2050 (energy scenarios), taking into account the marine STEP, offshore wind and the joint organization of a side-event during the COP22, scheduled for November 2016 in Marrakech.With MAP read more

Russian Embassy Explains Polisarios Visit to Moscow

Rabat – During the Polisario Front’s visit to Moscow led by the Saharawi coordinator of MINURSO, Mhamed Khaddad, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, stressed the need to “intensify the coordinated efforts of the international community with a view to achieving a just settlement” in the Sahara.The Russian Deputy Minister, who is the Special Representative of the President of Russia for the Middle East and Africa, received on Thursday a delegation of the Polisario Front visiting Moscow led by Khaddad. The information, published by the Algerian media, indicates that the two sides also exchanged views on the upcoming discussions of renewal of MINURSO in April next year of the Security Council. After the news was reported by many Moroccan media, noticing the “warm” welcome Moscow reserved to the Polisario delegation, the Russian embassy in Rabat felt the need to explain the details of this meeting in the form of a communique sent to many Moroccan news outlets:“Regarding the meeting of the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East and the countries of Africa, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Mr. Bogdanov, with the Polisario Front delegation.On March 23, the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East and the countries of Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, Mr Bogdanov, received the delegation of the Polisario Front, led by Mr. Khaddad, the head of the Front’s External Affairs Committee, invited to Moscow by the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on the development of the situation regarding the settlement of the conflict in Western Sahara in light of the preparations of the renewal of the mandate of MINURSO review.Mr. Khaddad expressed the view of the Polisario, which is one of the conflicted parties in the current situation.The Russian side confirmed the immutability of Russia’s position, based on the need to find a mutually acceptable political solution to this long-standing problem on the basis of the relevant United Nations resolutions. With this, Moscow emphasized its willingness to continue working in this direction in concert with all interested parties, in particular with the partners of the ‘Group of Friends of Western Sahara.’In addition, Russia stressed the need to intensify the efforts of the international community to achieve a long-term equitable settlement for Western Sahara, taking into account the fundamental interests of the peoples of the And contributing to the improvement of the situation in the Maghreb.”Moreover, a public channel devoted time to the delegation accompanying the Front Coordinator with MINURSO. A deputy from the righteous Russia (center left) party, which supports Putin’s policy, has also spoken with representatives of Polisario.The reception of Khaddad and his family in Moscow, just a few weeks before the April deadline in the Security Council, is raising a lot of eyebrows. Is it a message from Russia to Morocco? On April 20, 2016 in Riyadh, at the first Morocco-Gulf States Summit, King Mohammed VI declared that “April, which coincides with the Security Council meetings on the Sahara affair, has become a scarecrow which is agitated in the face of Morocco and sometimes a means of pressure or extortion.” read more

Overreaching extensively Notley wants Trans Mountain delays dealt with

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she wants the National Energy Board to move quickly to remove roadblocks on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.The City of Burnaby, B.C., hasn’t issued necessary permits to allow Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (TSX:KML) to expand its pipeline from the Edmonton area to a tank farm and port in Burnaby.Trans Mountain wants the board to clear the way for work to begin and Notley shares that view.“We are going to push very hard to have that matter heard very quickly, because we think they are overreaching extensively. We should not be allowing projects that are of such national significance to be held up by municipalities using laws for purposes for which they were not intended,” Notley said at an event in Calgary on Friday.“The position of the municipality in that case is not very strong. Delay is not helpful and playing around with authorities in order to create delays is not the way to go.”Kinder Morgan has said that Burnaby’s “failure to act in a timely manner raises serious issues of jurisdiction” related to the $7.4-billion pipeline expansion.The company also wants the board to set up a way to make an “expedited determination” about similar complaints in the future.Also on Friday, the Saskatchewan government said it has applied for intervener status in the energy board hearings on Trans Mountain.Justice Minister Don Morgan said the interprovincial pipeline has already been approved and shouldn’t be held up by a municipality. He said Burnaby is deliberately slowing down an important project for an industry that is just starting to recover from sluggish oil prices.“Saskatchewan has consistently taken the position that once an interprovincial pipeline has been approved by the federal government, provinces and municipalities should not be able to interfere,” Morgan said in a statement.“Our government will continue to advocate for an expansion of pipeline capacity across Canada.”Notley welcomed Saskatchewan’s decision.“The more people that can be engaged in it (the hearing), the better. As I’ve said, we’re not particularly interested in pursuing a delay in that matter.”Kinder Morgan already has energy board and federal approvals to twin the pipeline, more than tripling its capacity, but CEO Steve Kean said recently delays in permits and regulatory approvals mean the project could be almost nine months behind schedule.Notley said she doesn’t see a need for any further intervention by the federal Liberal government.“You have to respect the role of the NEB to a certain degree, so if you push too hard and you undermine the process such that it then becomes subject to challenge, that’s not helpful either,” she said.“We know the federal government has made the decision that the project is to go ahead. That’s what we needed to have happen. I think they are also working fairly hard on the issues that remain of concern to people in B.C.”Notley said she will continue her arguments on the importance of Trans Mountain when she visits British Columbia later this month.The Canadian Press read more

Maldives islands tensed

He said that the Male international airport and the State broadcaster were also under the control of the police and army. Maldives was tensed on Tuesday amidst opposition moves to remove President Mohamed Nasheed from power.A spokesman for the Maldives opposition Dhivehi Qaumee Party (DQP) told The Hub that the Maldives Vice President Dr. Mohommad Wahid was now running the country following overnight violence, “About 800 Police officers gathered at the Republic Square. Several of them are calling for the resignation of President Nasheed. Two Police Officers are issuing commands to these officers separately,” Jamal said.The country’s Supreme Court was to rule on Tuesday on the legitimacy of Nasheed’s Presidency as pressure mounted for him to step downThe protests began after the President ordered the arrest of a top criminal court judge over allegations of corruption. (Report by Easwaran Rutnam) Maldives is a top tourist destination in the world made up of several islands. The protests began after the President ordered the arrest of a top criminal court judge over allegations of corruption. Violence broke out on Monday night as the army and police were deployed to break up protestors gathered at Republic Square.Jamal claimed that a majority of the policemen later supported the protest seeking the removal of Nasheed and this led to a confrontation between the army and police. DQP spokesman Mohamed Maleeh Jamal said that a majority of the police and army were also backing the removal of Nasheed from power. read more

UN agency voices concern as renewed fighting forces more Sudanese to flee

A return to fighting in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state between Government forces and a rebel group has unleashed a new wave of refugees seeking sanctuary from the violence, the United Nations refugee agency warned today. According to media reports, intense fighting between Sudanese Armed Forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA-North), including ground assaults and aerial bombardments, has prompted the daily exodus of some 100 refugees to flee into the border town of Yida in neighbouring Unity state.“As tension is building up again in border areas, we remain extremely concerned about the safety of the refugees in Yida settlement, which is located in close proximity to the border,” Melissa Fleming, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told a media briefing in Geneva. “The presence of a refugee settlement in highly militarized border areas close to a conflict zone hampers efforts to preserve the civilian and humanitarian character of asylum,” Ms. Fleming added, pointing out that the safety of the refugees in Yida could not be guaranteed and that UNHCR was working with the refugee community to relocate the settlement to a safer location. She noted that the continuing violence coupled with an acute lack of food would add to the refugee flow and said UNHCR was anticipating that the Yida camp would swell from its current 64,229 inhabitants to an estimated 80,000 by the end of the year. Turning to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, where 23 cases of hepatitis E have been confirmed across the Jamam, Yusuf Batil and Gendrassa camps and 16 fatalities have already been documented, Ms. Fleming voiced concern that some 105,000 refugees could soon be cut off by the rainy season’s heavy downpours and consequent flooding. The Upper Nile region is largely affected by seasonal rains and is vulnerable to further environmental damage from floodwaters coming from the Ethiopian highlands. “Many roads are already flooded and may soon become impassable,” Ms. Fleming said, noting that in some areas, up to three kilometres of supply routes were already submerged by 50 centimetres of water. She also expressed particular concern for the refugees in Doro camp, located near the town of Bunj, where some 75 families have been affected by flooding. The families have been relocated to dry areas, she said, and targeted assistance, such as blankets to children under the age of five, has been provided. Moreover, 14 tons of nutrition assistance reached Doro over the weekend. There are close to 201,000 Sudanese refugees currently in South Sudan, with more than 170,000 located in Upper Nile and Unity states. They have arrived from Sudan’s South Kordofan and Blue Nile states after fleeing conflict and food shortages over recent months.UNHCR is currently seeking $186 million in funding to provide the Sudanese refugees with assistance. However, the agency has only received 40 per cent of this amount. read more

Goldcorp turning tailings into money at Peñasquito Pyrite Leach project

first_imgGoldcorp has achieved first gold at the Pyrite Leach project (PLP) at its Peñasquito operation in Mexico.Commissioning commenced in the September quarter and the PLP is now processing 100% of the existing plant tailings, with the PLP plant operating 24 h/d as it continues to ramp up.David Garofalo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Goldcorp, said the project was a major investment decision for the company and one of the first that went through the “Goldcorp Investment Framework”.“We are very pleased with the results in completing the project both ahead of budget and schedule. We are already moving forward with a post investment review where we can take our lessons learned to continue to improve our framework and overall capital allocation strategy,” he said.The PLP is part of Goldcorp’s $420 million investment to improve the processing facilities at its Peñasquito operation. It is expected to recover some 35% of the gold and 42% of the silver currently reporting to the tailings and add production of over 1 Moz of gold and 45 Moz of silver over the current life of the mine.The PLP plant processes the existing plant tails, feeding a sequential flotation and leach circuit with precious metals recovered through a Merrill Crowe process, producing doré as the final product. Tails from the new plant will report to the existing tailings storage facility. As the plant is ramped up to achieve design recovery, there will be ongoing optimisation of the circuit chemistry and regrind performance.Goldcorp highlighted that the PLP was delivered with over 9.5 Million site-hours, zero lost time incidents and an industry-leading all injury frequency rate of 0.09. It was constructed by a 100% Mexican workforce, commissioned two quarters ahead of schedule and came in 9% under the $420 million budget.Commercial production is now expected by the end of 2018, two quarters ahead of plan, the company said.The carbon pre-flotation circuit (CPP), which is integral to the performance of the PLP and existing plant, was commissioned in the June quarter as planned and the circuit has now treated 6 Mt of high-carbon ore and is operating and exceeding initial performance expectations.The completion of the CPP de-risks not only stockpiled material, it also enhances flexibility to sequence ores and has the capability to process the complex organic carbon ore types remaining in the reserves. CPP achieved commercial production on October 1.The CPP circuit currently consists of three stages of flotation to remove organic carbon from the cyclone overflow prior to the existing lead flotation circuit.last_img read more

Pogba believes United has rediscovered itself

first_imgManchester United footballer Paul Pogba believes that his team is back to the place they belong, thanks to interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.After Jose Mourinho was sacked as manager of Manchester United, the board of directors appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim coach.And with him, the Red Devils have won their six matches played so far.This is why footballer Paul Pogba believes his team is returning to the place they belong, thanks to Solskjaer.“The way we are playing we have more possession of the ball. We know more where to attack and where to go. We have more of a pattern of play and more of a structure,” Pogba told Sky Sports News.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“That makes it easier for everyone. So I would not say it is only myself. Yes, I have scored a few goals and had a few assists but it is all the team [that deserves credit].”“It was great for us. It was great to show we are coming back and getting closer to the top,” Pogba said. “We needed points and we showed that we could beat a big team,” he added.“I wouldn’t say [we had] luck because you create your own luck. David did his job and I thank him for that.”“I think the team performance was great. We played against a good team. You cannot say they are not a good team because they have top players,” Pogba commented.“It was a great game and it was a good victory for us.”last_img read more

Lifeguards rescue man stuck on cliff in Torrey Pines

first_imgLifeguards rescue man stuck on cliff in Torrey Pines February 22, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Lifeguards and firefighters Thursday morning rescued an uninjured man who became stranded on a cliff while trying to climb down the beachfront bluffs in Torrey Pines, authorities said.The man called for help a little after 6:30 a.m. while attempting to reach the beach from the Torrey Pines Gliderport after he “found himself in a spot where he couldn’t go any further,” San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.Lifeguards responded to the beach area below the Gliderport in the 2800 block of Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, but they were initially unable to locate the stranded man from their vantage point on the sand, Munoz said. An SDFD helicopter spotted the man precariously perched on a ledge roughly half way down the cliffs.“He was lowered down using a rope system by lifeguards and firefighters,” Munoz said, adding the non-injury rescue should serve as a warning to others.“This is a good example of why you should heed the signs and not climb down the cliffs,” Munoz said. Posted: February 22, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Fort Lauderdale Police seize car on I95 linked to shooting suspect

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police towed away a car that is possibly linked to a shooting after the vehicle caused a scare on Interstate 95 in Fort Lauderdale.According to Fort Lauderdale Police, the vehicle was located on the southbound lanes near the Sunrise Boulevard exit, Saturday evening.Officials said the car matches a shooting suspect’s vehicle.Investigators initially believed there was someone barricaded inside. A SWAT unit also responded.The southbound lanes near Sunrise Boulevard were shut down for some timeNo one was found inside the car.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

SleaterKinney Confirm New Album In The Works

first_img Sleater-Kinney Confirm New Album In The Works sleater-kinney-confirm-new-album-works News Sleater-Kinney Confirm New Album In The Works Twitter The indie-rock trio will release their ninth studio album this year, following their reunion record, 2015’s ‘No Cities To Love’Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Jan 8, 2019 – 5:32 pm Today Sleater-Kinney shared some big news with their fans—they’re working on a new album, due out this year, produced by none other than GRAMMY winner St. Vincent. Facebook Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney posed for a photo in the studio with Anne Clark, aka St. Vincent, sharing it to their Twitter earlier today. The post read: “Sleater-Kinney. Produced by @st_vincent. 2019.” Clark, wearing a big grin, followed up with a similar photo.Smiles or not, it’s safe to say that this is a pretty exciting collab for all involved. Brownstein, who many may also recognize as half of the “Portlandia” comedy duo, recently spoke to NPR about the new project.”We always planned on getting back in the studio — it was just a matter of when. If there is an overarching principle to this album, it’s that the tools on which we were relying proved inadequate. So we sought new ones, both metaphorically and literally,” Brownstein said.While this is the first time (to our knowledge) that Sleater-Kinney and St. Vincent have worked in the studio together, as highlighted by NPR, Clark has appeared on episodes of “Portlandia” (most recently in 2014) and has shown Sleater-Kinney love with a cover. In January 2018 Clark posted a video of her playing “Modern Girl,” from Sleater-Kinney’s 2005 album, The Woods.The currently unnamed 2019 album will be Sleater-Kinney’s first album since 2015’s No Cities To Love, which broke their decade-long hiatus since The Woods.One of Clark’s most recent projects, St. Vincent’s MASSEDUCTION, is currently up for consideration at the 61st GRAMMY Awards. Tune in to CBS on Sunday, Feb. 10 to catch the show and all the GRAMMY excitement.Primavera Sound 2019 Features A “New Normal” Equal-Gender LineupRead more Email last_img read more

Cartoonist and food blogger Nikhil Pai commits suicide

first_imgNikhil PaifacebookA 28-year-old cartoonist and food blogger committed suicide by consuming poison at his residence in Mangaluru on Saturday (April 14).Nikhil Pai, a popular food blogger and one of the founders of Three Hungry Men, a food blog, ended his life at his house in Malemar-Derebail area in Mangaluru.The reason behind him talking this extreme step is yet to be ascertained. Although, it is alleged that some personal issues had taken a toll on him and this triggered him to end his life.His mortal remains were taken to AJ Hospital in Mangaluru for the autopsy. The Kavoor police have registered a case on his death. He is survived by his wife, mother and sister. His father died two years back.An amateur cartoonist, Nikhil rose to fame after the initiation of his food blog along with his friends Rajat Rao and Colin Vernon D’Souza. The trio used to hold several food-related events and used to review restaurants all around the nation. They were quite famous among the youths in Mangaluru.Nikhil had taken over the family business after the death of his father. He was managing the petrol bunk owned by his father at Baikampady.last_img read more

MPO enlistment a bad programme Muhith

first_imgFinance minister AMA MuhithFinance minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday told parliament that the enlistment of schools under the Monthly Pay Order (MPO) is not a good programme for the development of education, reports UNB.He, however, said fund has been allocated in the national budget for bringing schools under the MPO in the current fiscal year (2018-’19).The (enlistment of schools) MPO is a very bad programme which we had taken once upon a time. And we have been continuing it,” said Muhith replying to a supplementary question from Tarikat Federation chairman Syed Nazibul Bashar Maizvandary, MP.The finance minister said there are many good programmes for the development of education such as stipend for students and school-feeding and providing education materials.Muhith asked the MPs to change their attention from the MPO programme to school-feeding one.He said, “There were anomalies in the MPO process and our minister (Nurul Islam Nahid) is reducing these…but it’s not a very good programme.”last_img read more

Netflixs La Casa de Papel Part 3 Wows at World Premiere

first_imgMADRID  —  “La Casa de Papel” (“Money Heist”) Part 3 wowed at its world premiere in Madrid Thursday night, boosted by the presence of creator Alex Pina, a 23-strong cast headed by the Professor’s Alvaro Morte and Tokyo’s Ursula Corberó and Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.Just Episode One was screened and its contents under wraps for the press until the global bow on Netflix on July 19.If the reaction of the Madrid audience was anything to go by, however – though they might be called a little biased, including multiple members of cast, Pina’s Vancouver production house crew, who emerged as one of the stars of proceedings – Ep. 1 is one 50-minute adrenaline fix.Several moments drew applause and cheers from the a knowing audience, well versed in Parts One and Two which spilled out onto the central Callao Square inMadrid enervated by the episode. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Sarandos’ presence alone speaks volumes of the importance of the show for the streaming platform not only in terms of global audience but what it says about Netflix’s gameplay: To drive up international subscriptions not only by the appeal of foreign-language shows in their own local markets but also far beyond to many of Netflix’s now 148 million subscribers around the world. Related ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Creator Jenji Kohan and Star Uzo Aduba Bid Farewell “For generations one country and one culture have been exported around the world, but what ‘La Casa de Papel’ proves is that great stories can come from anywhere in the world and make the whole world happy,” said Sarandos,Introduced to the audience by Francisco Ramos, Netflix VP, Original Series, producer of “Elite,” another big Netflix hit, Sarandos added: “The show is extraordinary. It is from Spain but viewed all over the world. From Istanbul to Paris, from Rio to Los Angeles, fans love this show, they cannot wait, they can’t get enough of this infamous men, and they are waiting for the return.”Thanking Pina and his producing partner Cristina López, Sarandos announced that “we really have the best international superstar cast to make this show possible” – an indirect reference to how the fame of the series’ actors, none real stars outside Spain before “La Casa de Papel” – has spiked hugely with the series, which was declared by Netflix in April of last year to be its most-watched non-English series ever.Pina also thanked Diego Avalos, previously  in Los Angeles but named head of fiction in Spain this February, for a night of conversation “about phones and socks” before describing the La Casa de Papel gang as a band which “robs, feels and makes people laugh.” Pina’s take on his series is that it is an eminently Latin action thriller whose characters wear their emotions far more on their sleeves than more buttoned U.S. personages.Giving thanks above all to the crew of “La casa de papel” – whose work on Part 3 looks destined to be one of the talking points of the new season – Alvaro Morte delivered a message in English to “La Casa de Papel” fans:center_img What’s Coming to Netflix in September 2019 “Thank you for being there watching the show, supporting us, sending us our love that we feel in our stomach,” he said, adding: “We are here tonight just for you. We are a band, we are a family, now you are part of that band, we are the resistance. And now you are the resistance too.”Talking about resistance to the system, Morte looks to be teasing one of the appeals of Part 3 where the band’s representation of the world’s disaffected, social write-offs, misfits, the marginalized – may become all the more clear.In a festive atmosphere, the presentations were met by cheers by a hugely enthusiastic audience. The after-premiere party will have gone on far into the night. Popular on Variety last_img read more

Alienware Gaming Laptops 2018 Brand Rating and Report Card

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameKiller or Socializer – which character are you?Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndoAdvertisement Reviews (33/40)We reviewed two Alienware laptops during the past year: the Alienware 17 R5 and the Alienware 15 R4. Both laptops earned four stars, but only the 17-inch system got our coveted Editor’s Choice award, thanks to its highly customizable RGB lights and impressive audio. As expected, both systems offered stunning displays, booming audio and comfortable keyboards, cementing Alienware’s status as a top competitor in the gaming space.Design (15/20)Alienware maintained its laptops’ tried-and-true intergalactic designs, complete with lighting options that would make the aliens from Close Encounters jealous. The company changed things up a bit for the Alienware 17 R5 and 15 R4, which now comes in a stunning Epic Black that only serves to further accentuate that alluring, customizable backlighting.AdvertisementThe company has also managed to make both systems slightly slimmer than their predecessors. However, as attractive as the design is, it’s one we’ve seen many times before.Display (12/15)Typically, Alienware is at the top in terms of its displays, as the Alienware 17 R5’s 2560 x 1440 panel shows. This display covers 110 percent of the sRGB color gamut and emits an awesome 352 nits of brightness.With a panel that hits 119 percent of the gamut and averages 311 nits of brightness, the Alienware 15 R4 is also a sight to behold.Innovation (7/10)Alienware took an “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to gaming laptops over the past year, making some subtle but significant changes to the flagship Alienware laptops.The new Alienware 15 and 17 now sport a total of 13 customizable lighting zones as well as tweaked designs that look slimmer, stay cooler and produce better audio.Software (8/10)Both the Alienware 17 and 15 include the newly revamped Command Center, which now gives you one clean interface from which to launch all of your games. And its Fusion tricks allow you to overclock performance by dragging a slider. There’s even a test feature to check for stability.Command Center also provides customization options for keyboard LED lighting, with 12 effects and a 16.8-million-color palette, as well as programmable macros and power-management adjustment. Once you’ve created custom themes, you can also assign them to specific games.MORE: Which GPU is Right For You?Similar to its predecessor, the Alienware 17 R5 includes Tobii eye tracking. Not only is this technology supported by more than 100 games, so you can aim with your eyes in select titles, but it also has a Streaming Gaze Overlay tool to record and track eye movements, so you can analyze your behaviors to see if you can get better. The Alienware 15 also supports Tobii’s technology, but in a limited fashion. Used in tandem with the webcam, the 15 allows you to wake the laptop from sleep and dim the lighting effects with just a glance.Configurations and Warranty (5/5)With a selection of overclocked processors and graphics cards, copious amounts of RAM and even an OLED display armed with G-Sync technology, Alienware offers state-of-the-art hardware with a variety of optional upgrades at reasonable prices for every size.MORE: The Best Gaming LaptopsEach Alienware laptop comes with a one-year warranty with on-site hardware service after remote diagnosis. However, Alienware offers Premium Support and Premium Support Plus plans starting at $119 and $219, respectively. The former service includes 24/7 hardware and software support as well as international assistance. Support Plus sweetens the pot with automated PC optimization and virus removal, and adds accidental-damages protection.Scorecard & WinnersAcerAlienwareAorus / GigabyteAsusDellHPLenovoMSIOriginRazer The gaming laptop space is nothing if not competitive, so it was not a shock to see Alienware fall from the top spot in our brand rankings to second place. Dell’s sub-brand still delivers gobs of power and some of the most unique-looking systems in the business. However, the designs are getting a little long in the tooth, especially with competing companies turning heads with incredibly thin-and-light systems.That’s not to say Alienware doesn’t have a few tricks up its sleeve; just check out its revamped Alienware Command Center software. But it’s going to take more than that for this brand to return to the top of the podium. Why MSI Is the Best Gaming Laptop Brand of 2018Finding the perfect gaming laptop is tough, which is why we’ve evaluated every major brand on everything from reviews and configurations to innovation and warranty. Here’s why MSI beat out juggernauts like Alienware, Razer and HP.Check out our complete coverage: 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0001:4501:45Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display01:25How to Freeze Rows in Excel关闭 last_img read more

Two lanes shut due to accident on M6

first_imgAn accident is causing delays on the M6 motorway in South Cheshire tonight (Tuesday September 18). Two lanes are closed and there is queueing traffic due to accident on the southbound carriageway between J17 A534 Old Mill Road ( Sandbach / Crewe) and J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). Lanes one and two (of three) are closed according to traffic data company Inrix. The accident is reported to have taken place shortly before 11pm. We have no information on what kind of vehicles are involved at this stage, or how many. Traffic England are also reporting two lanes are closed, and say traffic is expected to return to normal by 1.45am. Read MoreStoke-on-Trent properties raided in national fuel fraud investigation There is also onne lane closed due to a broken down vehicle on the M6 Southbound from J19 A556 Chester Road (Knutsford) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Lane one (of three) is closed. Elsewhere motorists are being urged to take extra care on the roads in the region due to heavy rain, while Highways England have issued a severe weather alert for strong winds across Northern England tomorrow. We will bring you updates on this accident as we get them on the live feed below.00:06ClearedThis accident has now cleared23:29Closure down to one laneInrix and Traffic England are now both reporting the closure is down to one lane.last_img read more

GE Introduces Freelium Technology to Reduce MRI Helium Needs

first_img Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 06, 2017 GE Introduces Freelium Technology to Reduce MRI Helium Needs Magnet technology designed to use 20 liters of liquid helium instead of 2,000 liters News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more 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 | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more Related Content News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Technology | 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 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more February 6, 2017 — At the 2016 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, GE Healthcare unveiled Freelium, a magnet technology designed to use 1 percent of liquid helium compared to conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) magnets. Instead of the average 2,000 liters of precious liquid helium, Freelium is designed to use only about 20 liters.Helium is a critical component in MRI systems that has gone through two potential shortage crises, impacting hospitals and patients around the globe. But the helium supply is finite and demand has been rising over the past decades.MRI uses superconducting magnets cooled to minus 452 degrees Fahrenheit in order to take high-definition pictures of a patient’s brain, vital organs or soft tissue. The only way to keep MRI magnets currently in clinical use that cold is by using thousands of liters of liquid helium mined from below the earth’s crust.Magnets with Freelium technology are designed to be less dependent on helium, much easier to site, and eco-friendly. Thanks to Freelium technology, hospitals would no longer need extensive venting that often necessitates siting a magnet in a separate building or newly constructed room. Additionally, a Freelium magnet would not need any refilling during transportation nor throughout its lifetime. Therefore, when the Freelium technology is integrated into a commercialized product in the future, it could make MRI more accessible and less expensive to site and operate. This is particularly important in developing regions that lack necessary infrastructure, and in major metropolitan cities where siting a magnet can cost more than the magnet itself. Patients who currently do not have access to the diagnostic benefits of MRI today may have access in the future due to this breakthrough technology.Freelium is technology in development that represents ongoing research and development efforts. This technology is not a product and may never become part of a product. It is not for sale and is not cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or any other global regulator for commercial availability.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

LOS ANGELES — The late Chris Cornell will be honou

first_img LOS ANGELES — The late Chris Cornell will be honoured with a tribute concert in Los Angeles on Jan. 16 featuring members of his former bands along with Metallica and the Foo Fighters.Organizers on Tuesday announced the Forum concert that is being called “I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell.”Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the night will take fans through Cornell’s career and catalogue, with performances by members of his bands Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog. Ryan Adams is also performing, and more artists will be announced later.Cornell’s wife, Vicky, is on the evening’s host committee.A new album and four-disc box set of Cornell’s career will be released Friday.Cornell died in May 2017 at age 52. His death was ruled a suicide.The Associated Press Metallica, ex-bandmates to pay concert tribute to Cornell by The Associated Press Posted Nov 13, 2018 10:07 am PDT FILE – In this July 29, 2015 file photo, Chris Cornell poses for a portrait in Agoura Hills, Calif. Cornell will be honored with a star-studded concert event, “I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell,” at The Forum in Los Angeles on January 16. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP, File) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

Coop official slams ECB over vetoing CSE listing

first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesFormer Co-op board member Kypros Ellinas told investigators on Thursday that bank’s plan for a listing of its share that would have otherwise allowed it to tap private capital was unfairly blocked by supervisors, the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) reported.Ellinas, the first witness to testify on Thursday at the committee appointed by Attorney-General Costas Clerides tasked with probing the reasons that led to the demise of the state-owned bank recapitalised by the taxpayers with €1.7bn, said that the bank had already prepared itself for a listing on the Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) in 2016, which would have allowed it to seek fresh private equity whenever deemed necessary.“We started early (and) had two years (ahead) to tap capital,” said Ellinas who served as board member from July 2016 until June 2018, when he stepped down.The disappointing outcome of the Co-op’s attempt to get its stock listed was one of the events that gave the bank the impression that it was treated unfairly, and prompted his resignation, he said.After supervisors told the Co-op in September that it wouldn’t require additional capital, the onsite inspection that took place early this year produced an unprecedented result both at home and abroad, as it concluded that provisions for loan impairments had to be increased by €800m, the former board member said. This led to supervisory pressure to find a strategic investor for the bank with procedures which were not very transparent.While supervisors, i.e. the Central Bank of Cyprus and the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Single Supervisory Mechanism, did insist on shorter procedure that would have taken 30 days, this deadline was extended to 40 days which proved insufficient to attract investors, he said.The SSM was pressuring towards the sale of the Co-op’s operations, especially in 2018, Ellinas said.He added that the sale of the bank could have not been completed before a merger with the 18 independent cooperatives it administered had been completed which ultimately happened in early 2017.In March, two months after the disappointing results of the SSM’s onsite inspection, he travelled to Frankfurt together with chief executive officer Nicholas Hadjiyiannis and chairman Giorgos Hadjinicholas, to convince the supervisor of the merits of the bank’s privatisation plan via capital increase.The message they got there was that the supervisor was favouring a break-up of the bank into a bad bank and a good bank that could be acquired by another Cypriot lender, as this would benefit the Co-op, the banking system and the economy, he said.He added that the supervisors already objected to the listing already in 2017, Ellinas said.While the Co-op was making progress in reducing its non-performing loans, its supervisors did not give more time to reduce them, he said. A target ratio of 20 per cent for its delinquent loan portfolio was impossible to achieve given that the lender’s portfolio comprised mainly of mortgages. Still, the lender managed to reduce them by €800m at the end of last year compared to August.The sale of loans, he continued, was not possible with the legislation in place at the time. Ellinas questioned the timing of the amendment in the law on the sale of loans early July, part of a reform package aiming at facilitating the management of non-performing loans requested by the European Commission in exchange to the approval of the sale of the Co-ops assets to Hellenic Bank.The majority in the bank’s board was in favour of assigning a prominent external loan manager to allow the sale of immovable property.Ellinas said that rumours about a possible bail-in in the Co-op led to an increase in supervisory pressure to the bank amid an increase in deposits outflow, while the issue of the €2.4bn government bond in early April in favour of the bank and the subsequent deposit of €2.5bn was considered state aid.While supervisors were mainly concerned about governance and to a lesser degree, about weaknesses they spotted at the bank’s officials, they failed to have those they considered incompetent replaced he said.The lender, he said, did have a skills gap, as it lacked the proper human resource management systems.Ellinas said that the bank’s plan to offset the reduction in net income from the management of non-performing loans, via its insurance business, a reduction of its deposit rates and a voluntary exit scheme plus a reduction of its branch network, could have worked.He also said that other banks were eying the Co-op for years amid rumours about a possible bail-in which intensified ahead of the presidential elections. Indicatively, Bank of Cyprus, the island’s largest, expressed interest in acquiring the cooperative bank of government employees, while a consultancy company advised Hellenic Bank to buy the Co-op early on.With respect to Altamira, the Spanish non-performing loans management specialist, Ellinas said that Citi, the US bank hired to assist the Co-op find investors, opined that it the agreement was fair for the bank and that related expenditure would have a neutral impact on the bank.You May LikeNew ArenaWhen This Children’s Hospital Doctor Saw The Faces Of His Young Patients, He Knew How To Cheer Them UpNew ArenaUndoTopsJournal.xyz10 Most Beautiful Places In IndiaTopsJournal.xyzUndoHealthZapMulti-Millionaire Does The Unthinkable In A Cave Fearing The Consequences of The Cold WarHealthZapUndo Clear winner in first round of Kition bishop voteUndoKorkolis brings magic to the stageUndoProperty owners price themselves out of the marketUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more