Go Figure September 2012

first_imgAre you ready to start cracking the next Go Figure mystery?Deadline October 15, 2012 Enter Go Figure ContestThe July mystery seems to have stumped our readers. We aren’t golf fans for sure. The image is that of golf tees.  Related Itemslast_img

Super Cup: University of Tsukuba hands PSL Shine 2nd straight loss

first_imgDuterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Indonesia axes coach Simon McMenemy after World Cup losing streak Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:11Makabayan 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 Rem Palma over Miku Taniuchi. PSL PHOTOMANILA, Philippines–University of Tsukuba made full use of its familiarity and speed to crush PSL Shine, 25-10, 25-16, 25-16, Thursday for its second straight win in the Philippine Superliga Super Cup at FilOil Flying V Center.Ami Yamashita scored 15 points to lead the reigning Japan inter-collegiate champs in demolishing the squad made up of league selection.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Rice industry paralysis The Japanese team is expected to go for a sweep when it takes on the Philippine team on Friday.MJ Phillips and Remy Palma led PSL Shine which absorbed its second straight defeat in the week-long tournament to accommodate the national team training for the Southeast Asian Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Hundred vs South Africa Rohit Sharma’s best ODI innings, says Virat Kohli

first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli picked Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 122 in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 opener vs South Africa as the opener’s best ODI innings. Rohit played a match-winning knock as India opened their campaign with a 6-wicket win.Virat Kohli heaped rich praise on Rohit Sharma for showing a lot of composure during the start of India’s 228-run chase at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Kohli pointed out that it’s not easy to remain composed when the ball is zipping away as it did on Wednesday when Kagiso Rabada and Chris Morris came up with some unplayable deliveries with the two new balls.Rohit was beaten umpteen times in the first 10 overs and even survived a close chance when Faf du Plessis grassed a tough chance but the India opener remained rock solid and didn’t throw it away.After wading through the difficult phase, Rohit Sharma found his groove and put pressure on the South Africa bowlers. Rohit stitched handy stands with Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and MS Dhoni as India got to the 228-run target with 15 balls to spare. Rohit remained unbeaten on 122 off 144 balls, having hit 12 boundaries and 2 sixes.”I think, in my opinion, this is by far his [Rohit Sharma] best ODI innings because of the kind of pressure the World Cup opener brings with it. I know as a batsman when you go in and a few balls bounce like that, it’s not easy to gather yourself again and play in a calm manner,” Virat Kohli told the reporters in Southampton after India’s 6-wicket win.advertisement#TeamIndia #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/7BxL81vGKrBCCI (@BCCI) June 5, 2019Kohli added: “A lot of times batsmen tend to hit their way out of the situation. He was very composed. He has played so many games and we expect a lot of composure and maturity from him.”Of all the brilliant innings he has played, this, for me, is on top of the pile because of the way he paced his innings. At no stage, he felt like he was going to throw it away. He played the perfect innings for that kind of a situation and that kind of an attack.”India was the last team in the 10-team World Cup to get their campaign underway but they have certainly begun with a bang. Kohli maintained that India is quite happy after having started the tournament on a high.”It was a very professional effort from us. It was a low-scoring game, not the kind of total that you see in ODI cricket these days. That because of the way the pitch played. We’re pretty happy with the way we played. It’s very important to start well,” Kohli added.India next face defending champions Australia at the Oval on Sunday.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli doffs his hat to Rohit Sharma as India start on a highAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Centurion Rohit Sharma explains why he couldn’t play his natural gameAlso Seelast_img read more

Man gets himself murdered for insurance payout to family

first_imgJaipur: A man in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district got himself murdered so that his family members could claim Rs 50 lakh insurance he had bought and spend the rest of their life in comfort. Balbir Kharol (38), a money lender, took the bizarre decision not because he was debt-ridden, but because he failed to recover money from people who had taken loans from him, according to police. The two accused, Rajvir Singh and Sunil Yadav, who were arrested on Monday for killing Kharol, revealed during interrogation that the money lender was initially considering to orchestrate his own death in an accident but was doubtful he might survive, Superintendent of Police Harendra Mahawar told PTI on Tuesday. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “This is very unusual thing, but this is what the murder accused have revealed,” the SP said. Kharol had lent nearly Rs 20 lakh to different people but was unable to recover the amount. For the last six months, he did not receive any payment, Mahawar said. He then planned his own murder so that his family can get the insured amount and lead an easy life, the officer said. Kharol had bought the insurance policy from a private bank a month ago and paid the first premium. He then hired Singh and Yadav and promised to pay them Rs 80,000 for executing the murder, the SP said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K As per the plan, on September 2, Kharol made an advance payment of Rs 10,000 to the two men and went with them to an isolated place. He told them that he had kept rest of the amount in his pocket, which they can take after murdering him, the officer said. When they reached the decided place in Mangrop area, Yadav tied Kharol’s hands and legs with a rope and later Singh strangled him, Mahawar said. He said the accused were arrested on the basis of Kharol’s call details and a CCTV footage. Kharol is survived by his wife, children and parents.last_img read more

UN refugee agency cautions against stigmatizing refugees in wake of violence in

“We caution against stigmatization of refugees and asylum-seekers,” said a statement from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).The Geneva-based agency additionally urged Kenya to “continue to uphold the rights of refugees and asylum seekers who have fled to Kenya in search of protection.” UNHCR said this would be in keeping with the east African country’s “long-held commitment to refugee protection.”Kenya currently hosts 630,000 refugees – more than half a million of whom are from neighbouring Somalia, where civil war has raged for years. In response to a wave of bombings, shootings and grenade attacks, mainly in the capital, Nairobi, and also near the border with Somalia, Kenya this week ordered refugees and asylum seekers in towns to report to two camps, media reports say.According to the reports, the move affects more than 100,000 refugees of various nationalities, while the attacks are blamed on militants from Somalia, and come in the wake of Kenya’s dispatch of soldiers into that country to help displace the al-Shabaab, an Islamist armed group reportedly linked to al Qaida.While UNHCR said in its statement that it condemned the recent violence, it added that it noted the Kenyan Government’s recent decision to “discontinue the reception and registration of asylum-seekers in Nairobi and other cities, and move these activities to the refugee camps in Dadaab and Kakuma.”Situated near the Somali border, Dadaab is the world’s largest refugee camp, hosting the majority of the Somali refugees in Kenya. According to reports, it is severely overcrowded, and holds four times the population it was built to receive. Kakuma is located near Kenya’s border with South Sudan.“UNHCR understands that registered refugees will be allowed to remain in the places where they have established themselves,” the agency statement said.It added that UNHCR would “continue to support the Government of Kenya in ensuring that asylum-seekers have access to reception and registration procedures, as well as other services to meet their protection and assistance needs.”In a reference to camp overcrowding, the refugee agency said it counted on the authorities to “ensure that adequate land and facilities are made available so that the provision of asylum in Kenya remains in line with international standards.”On the recent violence in Kenya, UNHCR noted that refugees, as well as Kenyans, had lost their lives. “The UN refugee agency condemns these attacks and extends its sympathy and solidarity to all victims, the Kenyan people and their government,” the agency said.Kenya has “generously been providing a safe haven for refugees for decades,” UNHCR said, highlighting that the country is a signatory to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, which defines state obligations towards people driven from their homes across international borders, and the 1969 Organization of African Unity Refugee Convention, another key refugee-protection document adopted by the regional organization now known as the African Union. read more

Brock family rally to support Badgers D Milan Doczy

Brock Badgers defenceman Milan Doczy was recently diagnosed with Melanoma Skin Cancer that has spread to his closest lymph node.  A Brock fundraiser will be held in the new year, but please consider donating here:  http://milandoczy.com/Watch this website for updates in 2015.

Mens soccer Ohio State ousted by Louisville

OSU junior defender Niall Logue (5) prepares to kick the ball while OSU sophomore midfielder Abdi Mohamed (26) follows during the Buckeyes game against Valparaiso on Sept. 21 at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes won 4-1. Credit: Janaya Greene | For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s soccer team looked to continue its elevated play as of late, matching up against No. 13 Louisville on Tuesday night.The Buckeyes luck would run out, however, as the Scarlet and Gray were ultimately outplayed in a 2-1 contest against the Cardinals.Despite facing a 19-3 deficit in shots in the game, OSU was able to get on the board first.In the 32nd minute, senior defender Austin Bergstrom had a throw-in that found sophomore midfielder Abdi Mohamed on the right side of the net. Mohamed got his foot on the ball and redirected it back across the net to the left side. Senior forward Christian Soldat blasted the ball past a diving keeper to give the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead.Soldat’s first goal of the season would be the only score of the opening period for either team.The Cardinals came out in the second half with a much more aggressive game plan, and they were rewarded accordingly for their efforts.In the 51st minute, Louisville senior midfielder Daniel Johnson hit junior forward Mohamed Thiaw with a cross. Thiaw put the ball inside the far left post from six yards out, giving Louisville the early second-half equalizer.It was Thiaw’s 10th goal this season.Later in the period, in the 65th minute, the Cardinals would take the lead.Freshman midfielder Cherif Dieye snuck a ball through a host of defenders from 20 yards out that got just inside the left post to give Louisville its first lead of the game, a 2-1 advantage that would end up as the final.Despite the losing effort, OSU redshirt freshman goalkeeper Parker Siegfried had an impressive night in net. He had his hands full all game, registering a season high nine saves.The Buckeyes will have their sights set on their match this Friday against Michigan, one of their last two Big Ten matchups of the season. read more

Revenue seizes oil cigarettes and cash uncovers a mobile oil laundry

first_imgOFFICERS OF THE Revenue Commissioners have shut down a mobile oil laundry, as well as seizing over quarter of a million euro worth of tobacco.In an intelligence-led investigation with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), officers from Revenue, backed up by An Garda Síochána yesterday seized approximately 581,000 smuggled cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €278,880 and potential loss to the Exchequer of €234,400.A further 26,000 litres of mineral oil were seized for suspected licensing offences and approximately €60,000 of cash was seized under the proceeds of crime legislation, in addition to the seizure of two vehicles.Officers searched a number of premises along the border in both jurisdictions in the north Louth and south Armagh areas, searching three premises in the Ballybinaby and Castleroche area of north Louth.Searches carried out by HMRC in the south Armagh area resulted in the seizure of documents, computers and telephones.In a separate operation, Revenue shut down a mobile oil laundering unit in Kilcurry, county Louth on Monday.The equipment, concealed in a cow trailer, included a filtration system, pump and a bleaching agent mixing container which is transported by the trailer to different sites to carry out oil laundering activity.It was capable of processing 20,000 litres per operation and Revenue moved to remind motorists that laundered fuel can damage engines.Read: Not ‘foil containers’ but in fact 1.1 million illegal cigaretteslast_img read more

3D printing used to perfectly recreate Final Fantasy VII characters

first_img3D printing in the home has a long way to go before it becomes mainstream. The costs remain high, and increase substantially depending on how detailed you want your 3D models to be.However, we’re at a point now where you can gain access to a 3D printer that’s capable of creating the low polygon models found in many PSOne-era games. And that has led to the cast of Final Fantasy VII being perfectly recreated using a 3D printer.The creation of these models is the work of Joaquin Baldwin who is an artist and animator currently working for Walt Disney Animation Studios as a digital cinematographer. But he clearly has an interest in 3D printing and has created this stunning set of 26 Final Fantasy models.As is a growing trend, you can actually purchase the models via Baldwin’s Shapeways store. They aren’t cheap, though, with each character being offered for between 13-29 euros (US$17-39). If you want Odin, the Guardian Force riding his horse Sleipnir, that’s going to cost you 52 euros (US$70).If Final Fantasy VII isn’t your thing, then don’t forget there’s also all the items from The Legend of Zelda available to purchase as 3D printed models, too. However, the complete set costs a cool 270 euros (US$360).You have to wonder at what point the companies who own popular character IP like this will sit up and take notice. At the moment this is a niche product that not many people will be able to afford and own. But what about when high quality 3D printers are cheap and the model data for different characters becomes available to download? We could have a whole new area of piracy and lawsuits on our hands in a few years from now when that inevitably does happen.last_img read more

Shane Ross If you could save one persons life would you

first_img Source: Irish Road Victims/Twitter 68 Comments Shane Ross There is no doubt that the measures being proposed by the minister will deter drivers from engaging in drink driving. Apr 16th 2017, 6:30 AM By Shane Ross The role of the Road Safety Authority is to save lives and prevent injuries. The Role of the Vintners on the other hand is to promote the sale of alcohol.Confused? But perhaps the Vintners were confused. Maybe they really didn’t understand the statistics in the RSA report. Maybe they needed some clarifications.Which is precisely why Moyagh Murdoch, CEO of the RSA offered to go before the Joint Oireachtas Committee for Transport and answer any and all of their questions. Share Tweet Email2 JUST IMAGINE YOU were asked the following question:“If you were offered the power to save one innocent person’s life, would you take it?”Most people would answer “yes” wouldn’t they? We would be astonished if they didn’t. And yet when given the choice – not just to save one but possibly many lives – there are some among us who are refusing to do so.Why? What manner of self-interest or muddled thinking would make right-thinking people balk at the chance to save lives?It’s a question that’s been asked many times recently.Not just by me, but also by the Road Safety Authority and the families of those who lost their lives needlessly on our roads, as well as by the vast majority of ordinary people up and down the country (as evidenced by a recent RSA survey), most particularly those in rural Ireland where most fatal road collisions occur.The statistics are plain. Between 2008 and 2012, 35 people were killed in crashes where drivers/motor-cyclists had a recorded BAC (blood/alcohol level) of between 21 and 80mg (and were deemed culpable due to alcohol being a contributory factor).Sixteen of these fatalities were killed in collisions where drivers/motor-cyclists had a recorded BAC level of between 50-80 mg/ml (and were deemed culpable due to alcohol being a contributory factor).Now, those with a lower than 50mg BAC are actually within the current law – yet fatalities occurred within these limits. But those with a BAC of between 50-80mg are driving illegally and they know it. Yet many, when caught, just pay a fine, lose three penalty points and get back into their car.‘Political cop out’Again, as proved by recent RSA research, the vast majority of people in this country want this ‘anomaly’, ‘loophole’, ‘political cop out at the behest of vested interests’ – call it what you will, it’s still wrong – removed from our legislation.The figures show that it will save lives. And it will also send a very strong message that drinking and driving is not tolerated. It may also encourage those who think they can have the one pint, not to have a second or third.So, who on earth could be against this measure? It’s hardly radical. It’s just making the penalty for drink driving more equitable. It’s not zero tolerance.Vintners Federation of Ireland This week the Vintners’ explained to the Joint Oireachtas Transport Committee why they don’t support this Bill.Their reasons?In a letter sent out earlier this week to try influence public and political opinion the VFI (Vintners Federation of Ireland) wrote: https://jrnl.ie/3341107 The Road Safety Authority (RSA) utterly rejects this assertion by the Vintners Federation of Ireland. Their statement is simply not true. It is not backed by the facts. The VFI has conducted a highly selective and disingenuous interpretation of the RSA’s Pre-Crash Report on Alcohol. The basis of our argument is that the report that the minister is relying on does not produce any evidence that those between 50mg and 80mg have caused fatal accidents.The report the VFI are referring to is one published by the Road Safety Authority entitled ‘Fatal Collisions 200-2012 Alcohol as a Factor’.In response to the accusation that analysis of its own research was incorrect, the RSA had this to say. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The RSA said the fact remains that over the five-year period, 2008 – 2012, a total of 35 people were killed and eight were seriously injured in collisions where drivers/motorcyclists (of all vehicles) had a recorded BAC level of between 21 and 80mg/100ml (the number of people killed by drivers deemed culpable due to alcohol as a contributory factor).The statement went on to explain their research.It is important to note that our research examined fatal crash files only so it refers to serious injuries resulting from fatal crashes. An examination of serious injury only crashes would probably reveal many more serious injuries linked to alcohol. Sunday 16 Apr 2017, 6:30 AM Shane Ross: ‘If you could save one person’s life, would you?’ The fact that my Bill will save lives is not a truth some vested interests want to hear, writes Transport Minister Shane Ross. They have deliberately tried to lessen the role of alcohol as a contributory factor in fatal crashes, and to lessen the value of a life, and conveniently ignored the fact that the percentages they quote represent lives lost, broken bodies and communities devastated. 322 Views This isn’t a game. There are lives at stake here.The RSA was very keen to go before the Vintners and clear up any misconceptions or problems or issues they have said they have with their research. For some inexplicable reason unbeknownst to me or them – their offer was refused. Why?Are the Vintners afraid to have their views challenged by facts? Don’t they want to hear the truth of the matter? Unfortunately this would seem to be the only coherent answer.Saving lives The fact that my Bill will save lives is not a truth some vested interests want to hear – and they are going to great lengths to ensure you don’t hear it either.Last week they sent a letter to licensed vintners saying: “We have been lobbying very hard with all of the relevant parties in relation to this piece of legislation.”And they are entitled to do that and represent the interests of their members, which is to sell alcohol and make profits.But before the Oireachtas committee this week, the VFI also said: “There is no evidence to support the step being proposed by the minister.”Now, everyone is entitled to air their views, but not imagine their own facts. And the facts of this case are abundantly clear.They are, once again for the hard of hearing:Between 2008 and 2012, 35 people were killed in crashes where drivers/motor-cyclists had a recorded BAC (blood/alcohol level) of between 21 and 80mg (and were deemed culpable due to alcohol being a contributory factor).Sixteen of these fatalities were killed in collisions where drivers/motor-cyclists had a recorded BAC level of between 50-80 mg.There can be no such thing as ‘collateral damage’ where alcohol and road safety is concerned. We have the power to save lives. In all honesty – how can anyone argue with that? Shane Ross is the Minister for Transport and Sport and member of the Independent Alliance.‘Tribunals and commissions achieve nothing. They just shield the guilty from prosecution’Julien Mercille: Liberals are wrong to cheer on Trump’s bombs Minister Ross joined our vigil at Dail today as Vintners’ lobby group in Oireachtas advocating for drink driving #RoadSafety #RoadVictims pic.twitter.com/YmlpdXuKbT— Irish Road Victims (@IRVAroadsafety) April 12, 2017 Short URLlast_img read more

Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they’re now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by environmentalists to limit the drilling process known as fracking. “The shale became a lifesaver and a lifeline for a lot of working families,” said Dennis Martire, the mid-Atlantic regional manager for the Laborers’ International Union, or LIUNA, which represents workers in numerous construction trades.Martire said that as huge quantities of natural gas were extracted from the vast shale reserves over the last five years, union work on large pipeline jobs in Pennsylvania and West Virginia has increased significantly. In 2008, LIUNA members worked about 400,000 hours on such jobs; by 2012, that had risen to 5.7 million hours.Nationally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says total employment in the nation’s oil and gas industry rose from about 120,000 in early 2004 to about 208,000 last month. Less than 10 percent of full-time oil and gas industry workers are represented by unions.Alex Paris, head of a Pittsburgh-area contracting firm founded by his grandfather in 1928, said many of the jobs in the early years of the boom went to out-of-state workers, perhaps because the biggest drilling firms come from Texas and Oklahoma. Now there’s been a shift to hiring local contractors that use union labor.last_img read more

Critical Role Expands Vox Machina Animated DD Special to 88 Minutes Tops

first_img ×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 “The support of the community on this project has been humbling, to say the least,” Critical Role told fans in the update. “We’re so excited to bring this animated special to life.” They added, “P.S.: CRITTERS ARE THE BEST. Our hearts are full and our eyes are teary. We love you.”Critical Role — led by veteran Dungeon Master and voice actor Matthew Mercer — partnered with animation studio Titmouse for “The Legend of Vox Machina.” Writer Jennifer Muro (“Justice League Action,” “Star Wars Forces of Destiny”) has signed on to script the special.Contributors to the “Vox Machina” included two backers who pledged at the second-highest $20,000 level — giving them an invite to a special lunch with the cast of Critical Role in the fall 2020 and an executive producer credit. (There have been no takers for the $25,000+ “Deity” level, which would include an all-expenses paid trip to L.A.) The top-tier rewards also include a Titmouse studio tour with Critical Role; a personalized portrait by Titmouse’s animation team; and invites to a private launch party and screening for “The Legend of Vox Machina.”“The Legend of Vox Machina,” based on Critical Role’s first campaign, is slated for fall 2020 release. It hasn’t settled on a distribution plan right now for the animated special but promised Kickstarter backers that they’ll be the first to get access to it. Contributors are slated to get rewards starting in May 2020.Set in Exandria, the show’s fantasy world, The Legend of Vox Machina” features the seven-member band of loners who proceed on their first “grown-up” mission, pitting them against dangerous and legendary beasts — eventually transforming them into a band of adventurers called Vox Machina. “They will become heroes… if they don’t murder each other first,” according to Critical Role. A record-breaking outpouring of fan funding for Critical Role’s animated Dungeons & Dragons special has prompted the team to quadruple the length of the project — from 22 minutes originally to a feature-length 88 minutes.Critical Role, which produces a popular weekly live-streamed D&D role-playing show, launched its Kickstarter campaign at 10 a.m. PT Monday. That beat its original $750,000 goal in less than an hour. In the first 24 hours, about 32,500 “Critters” — the nickname for the D&D role-playing show’s fans — had ponied up $4.33 million for the project.After the campaign hit $3 million in pledges Monday, Critical Role said in an update on its Kickstarter page that “The Legend of Vox Machina” special will be extended to 88 minutes of animation. More updates to the project are in store as the pledges keep coming in, Critical Role promised.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

A festival for new age visual storytellers

first_imgThe first edition of the Delhi Comic Arts Festival (DeCAF) 2017 will be held at the India International Centre (IIC) from December 4 to 6. This festival has been created for comic creators, particularly the new generation of visual storytellers, professionals who are associated to the many branches directly connected to the world of comics and audiences who are looking for more diversity and range in the world of graphic storytelling.Established superheroes and cartoon figures are not the focus of this festival. They already have several platforms and resources to showcase themselves. At DeCAF you will get to hear and meet new graphic storytellers from India and abroad as they make presentations about their projects, their work and their experiences. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDeCAF 2017 features a prominent international and Indian presence. These include the Artistic Director of the Fumetto Comics Festival, Jana Jakoubek from Switzerland along with Pierre Thome and Lika Nuessli who will be at DeCAF. Reinhard Kleist, an artist of great repute along with Arne Jysch from Germany will be attending. As will be the creator of the new Superhero (the Urban Legend) Josef Yohannes from Norway, Bia Bittencourt (curator) from Brazil, Bettina Egger from Austria, Miguel Gallardo from Spain and Amruta Patil from France. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFrom India, names who have made a strong impact in the world of comics will also be present for the event. Artists like Vishwajyoti Ghosh, Kaveri Gopalakrishnan, Appupen, Priya Kuriyan, Bharath Murthy along with editors like Karthika V.K, Urvashi Butalia can all be seen and heard at the festival.As part of the festival, there will be an exhibition of 250 artworks spread around the campus of IIC featuring works by the participating artists as well as others. “In the past, when I started dabbling with comics as an Editor, there weren’t too many people working with the medium in India. Very few were supported by the big publishing houses and almost nobody then and even now, have been able to make sense of the commercial dynamics. People are still doing it out of their love for the medium and it is great to see that the number of people creating comics has grown significantly in the country. Many new independent publishing houses have shown praiseworthy initiative and presented comics in diverse narratives. We hope to soon create similar versions of this festival and travel to other cities of India. With this festival we hope to boost the culture of visual storytelling in the country and create a platform for graphic storytellers from all around India,” says Anindya Roy, Director of the Delhi Comic Arts Festival.DeCAF 2017 is organized in collaboration with India International Centre in association with, Max Mueller Bhavan/Goethe Institut, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Alliance Française de Delhi, Embassy of Norway, The Austrian Cultural Forum, Cervantes Institute, Embassy of Spain, Embassy of Brazil, Norla and Hochschule Luzern who have all extended their support to this festival.last_img read more

Do cell phones cause cancer in humans

first_imgA recent US study claiming that radio-frequency radiation emitted by cell phones causes cancer in rats does not apply to humans, according to experts. There is “clear evidence” that male rats exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation (RFR) like that used in cell phones developed cancerous heart tumours, the study had concluded. The USD 30 million study by the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) that took 10 years to complete also showed “some evidence” of tumours in the brain and adrenal gland of exposed male rats. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFollowing the report, some NGOs and scientists propose that the WHO’s Inter Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) must upgrade the present Group 2B (possible human carcinogen) classification of RF radiation to Group1 (human carcinogen). But specialist agencies have asserted that the finding does not apply to humans. The International Commission on Non Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), published a note categorically stating the study does not provide any actionable input to change the currently existing safety guidelines for RFR. It may be mentioned here that India’s safety guidelines for RFR are only 10 per cent of the ICNIRP values. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”For female rats, and male and female mice, the evidence was ‘equivocal’ as to whether cancers observed were associated with exposure to radio-frequency radiation,” a statement from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences said. “We believe that the link between radio frequency radiation and tumours in male rats is real, and the external experts agreed,” senior NTP scientist John Bucher said. However, he conceded that one could not compare the exposures used in the studies directly with the exposure that humans experience when using a cell phone. On the limitations of the study, he said, “In our studies, rats and mice received radio frequency radiation across their whole bodies. By contrast, people are mostly exposed in specific local tissues close to where they hold the phone. In addition, the exposure levels and durations in our studies were greater than what people experience.” The FDA’s mandate is to ensure that cell phones and any radiation emitting electronic product are safe for the public to use. Shuren assured the public that “we only begin to observe effects to animal tissue at exposures that are 50 times higher than the current whole body safety limits set up by the Federal Communication Commission for radio frequency energy exposure”. He referred to the unusual findings in the study: the rats exposed to whole body radio frequency energy lived longer than rats that were not exposed to any radiation (control group); only male rats exposed to the highest radiofrequency energy dosage developed a statistically significant number of heart schwannomas, which are very rare in humans, when compared to the control group in this experiment. He disagreed with the NTP’s finding of clear evidence for heart schwannomas. There was a lack of a clear relationship between the doses of radiation administered to the animals and their subsequent tumour rate. “The study was a huge fishing expedition that looked at many tissues and did not correct for multiple comparison issues. Consequently the results (increase in one rare tumour type in male but not female rats, and not in mice of either sex) may be statistical flukes,” Ken Foster, professor bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, told this writer. He also felt that, as the exposures to the animals were very high, their body temperature increased, so there may have been some level of heat stress. “So if there is a real effect it may well be due to heating,” he cautioned. Will NTP study trigger a revision of IARC’s classification of RFR? “I am skeptical that IARC would consider the totality of evidence changed sufficient to have another assessment by the working group,” he replied.last_img read more

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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 | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Aurora is one company that offers a breast MRI system.May 23, 2012 — Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides an indication of a breast tumor’s response to pre-surgical chemotherapy significantly earlier than possible through clinical examination, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.Women with breast cancer often undergo chemotherapy prior to surgery. Research has shown that women who receive this treatment, known as neoadjuvant chemotherapy, are more likely to achieve breast conservation than those receiving chemotherapy after surgery.Clinicians track a patient’s response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy through clinical measurements of the tumor’s size and location. Contrast-enhanced MRI offers a promising alternative to the clinical approach through its ability to detect blood vessel formation in tumors, known as angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is an earlier and more accurate marker of tumor response.“MRI was better than the clinical approach for predicting which patients would go on to have complete tumor response,” said Nola M. Hylton, Ph.D., professor of radiology and biomedical imaging at the University of California in San Francisco. “It gave us great information on early response to treatment.”For the study, researchers analyzed data from ACRIN 6657, the imaging component of the multicenter Investigation of Serial Studies to Predict Your Therapeutic Response with Imaging And moLecular Analysis (I-SPY TRIAL) breast cancer trial.They compared MRI and clinical assessment in 216 female patients ranging in age from 26 to 68 years undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy for stage II or III breast cancer. MRI sessions were performed before, during and after administration of a chemotherapy regimen. The researchers correlated imaging results with subsequent laboratory analysis of surgical samples.MRI size measurements were superior to clinical examination at all time points, with tumor volume change showing the greatest relative benefit at the second MRI exam. MRI was better than clinical assessment in predicting both complete tumor response and residual cancer burden.The study shows how imaging can play a vital role in characterizing a tumor and monitoring treatment response. “What we see on imaging helps us define not just the size of the tumor but its biological activity,” Hylton said. “We can observe if the signal increases after contrast injection, and interpret that increase as angiogenic activity. We can also use water diffusion measurements with MRI to provide an indirect reflection of the density of the cells.”Hylton and colleagues currently are assessing I-SPY data to see if MRI is better for predicting the likelihood of breast cancer recurrence. 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US VP Biden vows to tackle unacceptable child migrant surge

first_imgRelated posts:‘Writing was on the wall’ for child immigrant crisis, says new study US to grant refugee status to Central American child migrants Central American foreign ministers meet in Washington to lobby Obama on immigration crisis Central American leaders offer plan to slow child migrant surge GUATEMALA CITY – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Friday that Central American nations had a “responsibility” to work with Washington to stem a surge of thousands of illegal child migrants into the United States.Biden issued his blunt call to action in Guatemala as the White House announced new measures to speed up deportations of the illegal child migrants, amid a row with Republicans that has further dashed dimming hopes of passing a new immigration reform law.“We’re approaching this issue with a shared recognition that the current situation is not sustainable,” Biden told Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina at a joint press appearance. “It is unacceptable. And we have a shared responsibility to take significant steps to address this issue.”Biden argued the tide of thousands of child migrants from countries including Guatemala and Honduras, through Mexico and then across the southern U.S. border, was prompted by poverty, insecurity and the lack of the rule of law in their home countries.Such comments were sure to have irked the likes of Pérez Molina, who has put the problem down to Washington’s failure for years to pass immigration reform, to update entry procedures and to provide a path to citizenship for 12 million illegal immigrants.Biden leavened his remarks by saying he understood the “burdens” the flow of immigrants had placed on Guatemala.But he was forceful in arguing that the root cause of the problem lay in Central American nations.“This is a serious humanitarian issue standing alone all by itself, and … it is a fundamentally shared problem for the United States, Mexico, and this entire region,” Biden said.In Washington, a group of lawmakers simultaneously proposed a program to boost Central American security that would cost between $130 million and $230 million to stem the tide of undocumented migrants.US boosts immigration resourcesThe White House said the U.S. government would step up enforcement resources to hold and process children and adults who bring them into the country illegally.Hearings will be held “as quickly and efficiently as possible while also protecting those who are seeking asylum” to allow U.S. Customs and Immigration officers to return unlawful migrants to their own countries as soon as possible, it added.Between October 2013 and the end of May 2014, U.S. border officials intercepted more than 47,000 unaccompanied minors trying to illegally enter the United States, almost twice the number registered between October 2012 and the end of September 2013.Guatemala says around 1,550 of its emigrant children are currently in shelters in Texas and Arizona.The White House also said that it would provide $9.6 million to help Central American governments reintegrate repatriated citizens.In a call with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández on Friday, Biden stressed that migrants who arrive to the United States without the proper paperwork will not qualify for a reprieve or for legalization under immigration reform measures currently before Congress.Honduras said Wednesday it was preparing to receive around 13 undocumented migrant children detained in the United States and Mexico.Biden was also meeting Salvador President Salvador Sánchez Cerén, Mexican Interior Secretary Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong and a senior representative from Honduras’ government to develop proposals to stem the flow of unlawful migration, the White House said.U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday spoke with his Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto on the eve of the talks to discuss a “regional strategy” to tackle the mass migrations of minors.The flow of child migrants has injected fresh toxin into the debate over immigration reform, which has passed the U.S. Senate but is stuck in the Republican-run House of Representatives.Conservatives, many of whom see the plan as tantamount to amnesty for illegal immigrants, see the latest crisis as proof that the Obama administration is not committed to properly enforcing laws already on the books.House Speaker John Boehner wrote to Obama on Friday and demanded that National Guard reserve troops be placed on the southern border to halt the migrant flow.“The policies of your administration have directly resulted in the belief by these immigrants that once they reach U.S. soil, they will be able to stay here indefinitely,” Boehner wrote. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Increased rainfall expected over Costa Rica this week

first_imgRelated posts:More heavy rains over Costa Rica expected starting Thursday night More rains expected over Costa Rica starting Tuesday evening Emergency officials downgrade weather alert for Costa Rica’s Caribbean, northern regions Landslides block roads, cause losses at farms in Tilarán Costa Rica’s National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported Monday that tropical wave number 15 arrived in the country during the evening and will increase rains overnight.The wave’s effects were recorded first in the Central Valley and the Caribbean region with heavy showers and electrical storms. Several Caribbean communities on Monday afternoon recorded rainfall levels up to 55 millimeters, according to meteorologists.Accumulated rainfall in San José and Heredia provinces surpassed 30 millimeters and an IMN station at the Juan Santamaría International Airport in Alajuela reported 33 millimeters during the evening.The tropical wave also is expected to cause cloudy conditions and intermittent showers throughout most the country in coming days, but mainly it will increase rains over the Central and southern Pacific regions.According to IMN forecasts, these regions will register rainfall accumulations up to 40 millimeters, “and even larger amounts in some communities.”Heavy rains also are expected in the mountainous areas of the Caribbean region and in the northern zone, with rainfall levels ranging between 20 and 40 millimeters.High temperatures will be recorded along the Pacific coastline during the mornings throughout the week, while cloudy skies will be constant at the Caribbean and Northern zone most of the days.Trade winds are expected to increase this coming weekend throughout the country and this situation likely will increase rains over most of the Caribbean region.IMN recommended caution in areas prone to flooding, and warned drivers to exercise safe driving as foggy conditions in mountainous areas will reduce visibility on roads in Limón and in cantons in the northern region. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke The Cardinals made sure to bring Ware back, signing the free agent in the wake of Adrian Wilson’s biceps injury, suffered Saturday.A veteran of seven NFL seasons, Ware has found a niche with the Cardinals as a backup safety, a role the Cardinals would likely want him to fill again this season.Whatever he ends up doing for the Cardinals, things will be a little different this time around for the 28-year-old, as new defensive coordinator Ray Horton is instituting a few changes.Ware is a fan.“It’s definitely an attack defense,” he said. “Watching the film from Saturday’s scrimmage, just saw guys flying around and having a lot of fun.”For his career Ware has tallied 115 tackles and one interception.ArizonaSports.com’s Kyndra de St. Aubin contributed to this report 0 Comments   Share   Matt Ware is comfortable with the Arizona Cardinals.The safety has spent the last five years of his career with the team, making the decision to come back a fairly easy one.“Obviously I know the staff, I know a lot of the guys that are here,” he told reporters at Cardinals training camp Monday. Then again, Ware added that he’s not trying to be comfortable right now, that it’s all about taking advantage of the opportunity he’s been given. center_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories last_img read more

Poised to redefine the Indian luxury hotel scene

first_imgPoised to redefine the Indian luxury hotel scene, the highly anticipated debut of W Goa marks the brand’s 50th hotel worldwide, bringing the category disrupter one door closer to reaching 75 hotels by 2020.Imagined by interior design house Design Wilkes and architects Eco-ID, W Goa combines the rustic and dramatic landscape of Goa with an exuberant spirit that is unique to W Hotels.Situated on Vagator Beach in the northern part of Goa, W Goa draws inspiration from the state’s rich history as a mecca for the alternative, one steeped in a vibrant culture that includes an influx of visitors from hippies in search of paradise, New Age devotees, purveyors of psytrance and yogaphiles from around the globe. W Goa captures the rustic and dramatic landscape of Goa as well as its cosmopolitan, multicultural vibe, injecting Vagator with the exuberant spirit uniquely known to W Hotels. W Goa offers 160 spacious guestrooms, chalets and villas discreetly spread out across the private coastal setting with views of the sea.last_img read more

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