NEW YORK — The CEO credited with reviving a struggling Best Buy is stepping aside.Hubert Joly is handing leadership of the reinvigorated electronics retailer to longtime executive Corie Barry as part of the company’s succession plan.Joly, 59, took the helm in 2012 and focused on driving online revenue and the in-store experience as traditional retailers like faced dwindling foot traffic and sales. Online sales now account for about 22 per cent of its business.It also expanded services while adding same-day delivery service in certain areas.Barry becomes CEO on June 11. She’s been with the company in various executive jobs since 1999. She will also join the board of directors, which is expanding to 13 members.Joly will become executive chairman of the board after stepping down.The Associated Press
“According to the chief of immigration, the information they received was that these people wanted to go to Australia to ask for asylum,” Tanoni told Fairfax Media.Although there is an immigration detention centre on Kupang, Tanoni said it was full and the asylum seekers were likely to be accommodated in hotels.Fairfax Media is seeking comment from Australian Customs. Fishermen spotted two boats floating near an island in the West Rote district, 500 kilometres north-east of the Australian coast, on Sunday. The Australian navy has repeatedly turned back boats with asylum seekers on board after Prime Minister Tony Abbott came to power in 2013 vowing to “stop the boats”.The hardline tactic was also initially employed by Malaysia and Indonesia during the recent humanitarian crisis in the Bay of Bengal after boatloads of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants were stranded at sea following a Thai crackdown on people trafficking.The crackdown led to people smugglers abandoning the boats at sea, leading to deaths and starvation.Malaysia and Indonesia later agreed to assist the migrants and asylum seekers and provide shelter for up to a year but insisted the international community had to help with their resettlement. Australian customs has turned back 65 people, including 54 from Sri Lanka, after their boat reached Australian waters last week, the Sydney Morning Herald reported quoting an Indonesian police chief as saying.The 65 people from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, who reportedly claimed to be asylum seekers, are now in detention on the Indonesian island of Rote. He said the passengers included four women and three toddlers. Of the 65, 54 were from Sri Lanka, 10 from Bangladesh and one from Myanmar.They had started out from Pelabuhan Ratu in West Java on May 24 and were intercepted by Australian customs two days later.Hidayat said Indonesian police had arrested four of the six crew members. The captain, Yohanes, ran away. “He’s part of the smuggler network in Jakarta, according to the boat crews,” Hidayat said. There was confusion over the whereabouts of the sixth crew member, with some suggesting he was with Australian customs, although it was unclear what that meant. West Timor Care Foundation chairman Ferdi Tanoni said the migrants were expected to be transferred to Kupang, West Timor’s largest town and the capital of Nusa Tenggara Timur province. “They looked exhausted,” Rote police chief Hidayat said. “One female passenger is pregnant – we took her immediately to the hospital but she is ok now.” Hidayat said the migrants told him they had been caught by Australian customs on May 26, put in two blue and white boats, and sent back into Indonesian waters.“The Australians provided them with food, drinks and sufficient fuel to reach Indonesian land,” Hidayat said.
The only person to survive being accidentally swept over the Horseshoe Falls, was back at the Falls today. Roger Woodward was only 7 years old when he plunged over the Falls wearing only a life jacket for protection. Lauran Sabourin spoke to Woodward today about the miraculous event that changed his life forever.There is a picture of 7 year old Roger Woodward in July 1960, just moments after he was plunged over the Horseshoe Falls. Going over The Falls in a sensation he will never forget. “I had the sensation of floating. I guess it would be vertigo. I couldn’t tell if I was up or down. I never had butterflies in my stomach…it wasn’t like a roller coaster or anything like that…it was just floating.” Minutes earlier Roger was feeling sheer terror. The aluminum boat he and his sister Deanne and a family friend were in hit a rock. It knocked out the engine and the boat capsized. “I remember being thrown into the air like a rag doll, and coming down solid against a rock.”And then he was swept over the brink. At the base of The Falls everything went dark. And then he saw an outline of a boat. “It was the maid of the mist. Captain Clifford Keech was the skipper.” Roger was battered and bruised and screaming for help. On the third attempt he was able to grab the life ring. “As soon as they laid me on the deck I was yelling ‘my sister, my sister – you’ve got to find Deanne and Jim’”Roger spent three days at Greater Niagara General Hospital. He had a concussion, he couldn’t walk.Jim, the family friend was swept over the falls and died. Roger’s sister Deanne was carried by the rapids and pulled to safety by a tourist just six metres from the brink. “With his instruction telling me ‘please, come to me girl’ – and it was strong, and I heard it. It was a miracle to my ears. I could respond, I wanted to go to that man” recalls Deanne, who was in Niagara Falls with her brother today.People told them God must have something special planned for their lives. “I searched for 20 years to try to answer that question” says Roger. “At age 27, I came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as my savior. I realized then that I was saved that day because God knew 20 years later I would come to know him as my savior. For that I’m so grateful that Deanne and I lived.”Roger and Deanne see their survival at The Falls as a miracle. For 34 years they hadn’t talked about their ordeal. For them just being near The Falls brings back all of the sensations they felt that day 55 years ago.Roger Woodward will be the guest speaker this Friday at the Niagara Falls Prayer Breakfast. It’s at Club Italia on Montrose Road. Doors open at 6 a-m.
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Fields in Trust suggests that the UK’s parks save the NHS more than £100 million every yearCredit:Steve Parsons/PA Martin Brommell, chair of the Mapledurham Playing Fields Action Group, said: “The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is just selecting whichever site it chooses and going after it regardless of planning laws.“They bought this land for a song and clearly saw it as an easy, soft target.“If this development goes ahead, other councils will get the message that they don’t have to give up valuable development land if they can give up trust land instead.”The ESFA has pledged £1.36m to mitigate the loss of amenity and enhance the remaining facilities but the campaigners claim it will not compensate for the loss of sports pitches, recreation ground and playground.The Fields in Trust report found that green spaces save the NHS at least £111 million every year, enough to pay for more than 3,500 nurses.The figures are based solely on the number of GP visits they prevent and do not include savings from non-referrals for treatment or prescriptions, meaning the actual savings to the taxpayer would be significantly higher. The research represents the first time wellbeing benefits associated with parks and green spaces have been calculated so comprehensively.It valued such green land at £974 per person – the equivalent of approximately nine days average pay.Green spaces and parks are increasingly at risk, from both a lack of investment and the ongoing trend of selling them off by cash-strapped local authorities.Official figures suggest that the Department for Education allowed 194 playing field disposals since the Conservatives came to power almost eight years ago.Helen Griffiths, chief executive of Fields in Trust, said: “This report clearly demonstrates the economic and wellbeing benefits that parks and green spaces bring to people across the UK.“At a time when parks and green spaces are under threat this is valuable evidence that the loss of green space is hugely damaging to people’s welfare.“The research also confirms that any decision by a public body to remove a park or green space is completely short-sighted – and will in fact likely cost more money than is saved.”The research was undertaken using Treasury-approved methods that calculate the value of something by asking people how much they would need to be paid to compensate them for the loss and how it affects various things including physical and mental health.As part of its new Green Spaces for Good strategy, Fields in Trust is committing itself to protecting more green spaces, with the aim of 75 per cent of the UK population being within a 10 minute walk of a protected park or green space by 2022. It said the current figure, which it is currently calculating, is “significantly lower”.The Duke of Cambridge, president of the charity, said parks “quite simply make us happier”. Parks and green spaces save the NHS more than £100 million a year, new research has found.They provide wellbeing benefits worth a total of £34 billion annually, according to the Fields in Trust charity, which has urged the Government to ban local councils from selling school playing fields.Its report, the first of its kind, warned that the sale of such valuable land was “completely short sighted” and would likely cost more money than is saved.It came as campaigners warned that a council’s decision to approve the planning application for a new free school to be built on fields it holds in trust could pave the way for similar moves to be made up and down the country.An action group has called for a public inquiry into Reading Borough Council’s decision to develop the land originally bequeathed in charity trust for recreation only. Objectors include Sports England, the Football Foundation, Fields in Trust and the Campaign to Protect Rural England amongst others. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Poll Results: Yes, absolutelyNo, don’t see how it would helpDon’t knowVoteIf you did return, how did it work out for you and what tips would you share with others considering that change? Let us know in the comments. And if you are applying for the Fora.ie scholarship – good luck! Share5 Tweet Email Don’t know (383) http://jrnl.ie/3229482 No, don’t see how it would help (901) Poll: Would you sign up to further education, money no object? If you returned to third-level, what advice would you share with others considering that change? Wednesday 8 Feb 2017, 8:30 PM Image: Shutterstock/Matej Kastelic IN RECENT weeks, our sister publication – business site Fora – announced its partnership with the UCD Smurfit Business School to offer one reader a fully-paid scholarship for an MBA.(Details of how to apply will be in Fora’s newsletter on Friday – subscribe to that in the box below underneath the poll.)It got us wondering about further education and what value we place on it in Irish society. If you had the chance to return to further education (or perhaps attend for the first time), do you think you would? Feb 8th 2017, 8:30 PM Image: Shutterstock/Matej Kastelic 15,334 Views 25 Comments By Fora Staff Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Yes, absolutely (6296) Get Fora’s NEW daily digest of the morning’s key business news:
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The western port of Patra was declared to be in a state of emergency as a wildfire stoked by high temperatures and strong winds raged on three fronts around the city of 220,000 residents.Five villages in the rugged terrain east of the city were also declared to be in a state of emergency, while dozens of students and staff at the University of Patra, as well as residents of the village of Ano Kastritsi were evacuated as a precautionary measure.Ashes and bits of burnt wood rained down on parts of the western Peloponnese city, prompting authorities to evacuate the university campus and to put the nearby hospital at Rio on high alert.In the mountains east of Patra, Ano Kastritsi was evacuated after the fire threatened houses on the periphery of the village, while authorities called off the evacuation of Platani, another village in the vicinity, at the last minute when firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control.In Ano Kastritsi residents verbally attacked Patra Mayor Yiannis Dimaras when he arrived to inspect the evacuation, blaming him for the fact that the village has experienced a water shortage for the past two days that hampered the firefighting effort.The regional governor of Western Greece, Apostolos Katsifaras, meanwhile, said that authorities will continue to be on high alert today as gale-force winds are expected to continue unabated.“The conditions are very tough. We are using everything we have against the fire,” Katsifaras said Wednesday when asked to assess the progress of the firefighting effort.More than 70 firefighters, aided by five water-bombing airplanes, battled the blaze, which broke out in the early hours of Wednesday. The main front was more than 1 kilometer long, authorities said, adding that they believe it to have been caused either intentionally or accidentally by a person or persons.Meanwhile, the Citizens’ Protection Ministry Wednesday issued warnings for Evia, Attica and the northeastern Peloponnese as forecasts for strong winds have raised fire risk levels.
Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Although video games haven’t been around for that long in the grand scheme of things, enough time has passed for us to mourn aspects of the medium and surrounding culture that have simply faded into history. And not just specific classic games and hardware. Discs marked the end of blowing into cartridges. Remember making sure your parents weren’t on the phone when you wanted to play online? DLC and in-game purchases have pretty much killed cheat codes. And good luck renting a game through anything other than GameFly.And now modern gaming is about to claim another victim. Prima Games is shutting down and with it the biggest source for printed video game strategy guides.Video games are hard, especially in the early 1990s when Prima Games rose to prominence after forming in 1990. Remember, games had to be tough so they would feel artificially long enough to be worth buying. Nintendo could also get some money on the side offering phone lines where you could ask about Zelda puzzles or whatever. And for years the easiest way to conquer a game was to just crack open a big fat strategy guide. Solve puzzles, learn enemy weaknesses, see maps, you had it all. Strategy games were even a fun way to experience games you hadn’t played yet.But all of that only works in a world without the internet. Like printed game magazines, printed strategy guides just can’t keep up with the speed and nimbleness of websites, especially since today’s gamers are Extremely Online. Some of the best consistent (if tedious) work you can get as a games writer is crafting strategy guides for a big website because readers go back to them again and again for a long time. Having a guide open as a tab is the new holding the guide open in your lap. Or why bother reading how to beat a level, interpreting a writer’s unclear prose, when you can just watch an entire walkthrough of YouTube.Faced with this reality, Prima Games (which had already merged with rival Brady Games in 2015) announced that by Spring of 2019 it will stop making new strategy guides, both for new games and reprintings of guides for older games. Parent company Penguin Group will close the offices in Indianapolis and New York City. So put video game strategy guides on the ash heap along with napkins, non-avocado toast, love of capitalism and everything else killed by Millennials. In other news, you can read and watch all sorts of thorough online video game strategy guides on our sister site IGN. Stay on target
Facebook Hong Kong Hit With Violence as Protesters Ask Trump for Help Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next 15% of American Adults are Expected to Bet on the NFL This Season: Poll WCHS-TV out of Huntington, West Virginia, where WWE had a live event over the weekend, has a new article up noting that WWE is continuing to take extra security precautions prior to their live events ever since a report revealed that ISIS was going to target the Survivor Series PPV last week in Atlanta for a terrorist attack.The article notes that prior to Sunday’s WWE live event in Huntington, fans were asked to arrive early to the venue where the show was being held and had to go through multiple levels of security precautions, including removing any items from a purse or backpack into a clear bag, then taking their purse or backpack back to their vehicle.How long WWE plans to continue enforcing precautions prior to events remains to be seen.WCHSTV.com: Extra Security Precautions Taken At WWE Event In HuntingtonRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipStages set for big Bears kickoff, concert ahead of home opener against PackersVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 2:24/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 45.79%0:03Remaining Time -2:21 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Hong Kong Hit With Violence as Protesters Appeal for Help From Trump Impact reportedly returning to New York City for TV tapings this November Stages set for big Bears kickoff, concert ahead of home opener against Packers Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Pinterest 7/27 NXT Live Results: Atlanta, GA (Two Championship matches, Karen Q injured) Hancock: Really sorry ‘brilliant’ Amber Rudd resigned Google+ Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WWE tag team pulled from live events, Batista and RAW tonight, Former WWE star to retire
Did it feel warm enough for you Wednesday? How did you sleep Tuesday night? Unless you hunkered down in an air-conditioned dwelling, there was no escape here in the city. It was a little cooler maybe under the tall shade trees along the Lewis River. Along the open Columbia River, it was hot with exposure to those east to northeast winds that were blowing Wednesday.The immediate coastline was more tolerable, but it still reached the 80-degree mark under sunny skies. At 2:52 p.m. Wednesday in Vancouver, we had reached 96 degrees, surpassing the record of 94 degrees set in 2002. We also set a record overnight low with 61 degrees early Wednesday, breaking the previous of 60 degrees set in 2009.I believe that since we had reached 96 degrees around 3 p.m., there was still a couple of good hours for it to rise even more.Two factors kept us away from the 100-degree mark. Those hazy high clouds passing overhead held the heating down a little bit. Also, a slight wind shift from east to more west/northwesterly also tempered the heat.It doesn’t really matter, 96 degrees or 100 degrees — both are in the “hot” category. We also had a high Tuesday of 96 degrees, which didn’t surpass the record of 98 degrees but was our first 90-degree reading since Sept. 5. Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.
By Madiba SinghatehThe Director of Forestry Muhamed Jaiteh, has warned that his institution will enforce the Forest Act to the letter and any body found wanting for illegally cutting down trees or encroaching into forest parks will be brought to justice.He made this statement last week in reaction to the cutting down of trees at the Bamboo Forest Park in Jamburr by one Modou Jammeh who claimed ownership of the piece of land.Jaiteh further reiterated his Department’s warning for people to desist from illegal encroachment and occupation of forest parks. He said Forest parks cannot be reclaimed as settlements; adding that this is clearly stipulated in the Forest Act.In a swift reaction to the bulldozed strip of Bamboo forest by Modou Jammeh, responsible heads of departments from various Ministries with a stake in the country’s national forest parks, were present on the ground last week to inspect and assess the extent of damage and destruction done to this unique forest park.The head of these departments toured the parks until late at the night, inspecting and assessing damages done to the forest parks, in order to adequately report to their respective seniors in their various Ministries.According to Forestry Officials, this particular strip of bamboo forest was Gazetted in 1952, and is among the sixty-six forest parks belonging to the state.Among the high-powered officials who visited the scene were the Director of Physical Planning, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of the Environment, and the Director of Forestry. The heads of these departments were on the ground to assess the damage and discuss the way forward to avoid future plundering of such magnitude, of the country’s natural resources in future. They toured other areas of concern to see the illegal encroachment and degradation on the one hand, and pollution and illegal dumping on the other, which is taking its toll on the nation’s forest parks.Modou Jammeh, who claimed ownership of the said land; said the area was given to him by his uncle Kebba Bojang, who lives in Jamburr village.The Head of the Technical Unit in charge of Forest parks at the Department of Forestry, Kebba Jammeh, said the visit was for the heads of those departments that have immediate stake in the country’s environment and natural resources to see for themselves what has happened, and to be able to assess the damage done to this unique forest. He added that the delegation is already aware of what is going on; that previous meetings were held with most or all of these institutions in Banjul, regarding the situation of the forest parks in the country in particular, forest parks within the Western RegionThe delegation consists of the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Lands and his Deputy Buba Sanyang and Musa Badji respectively; Director of Physical Planning Mamudu Manjang and Deputy Director of Lands Lamin Jammeh; Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of the Environment Pateh Jah and Dr. Malanding Jaiteh, adviser to the Minister.
Hailing from Aachen, Germany, Denis experimented a lot with the genre of media that would cater to the taste of his niche market. While his journey started in Germany, but soon he became global.Denis Piszczek with his page Faktglaublich is an example of how to seize every opportunity media throws at you. It is the 21st Century and we try to cling to everything that makes us happy, everything we can relate to. Memes would constitute a major chunk of that happiness. After all, there are some pros to the information overload the world is going through right now. We long for that moment when we scroll through the various social media handles to get over our daily drudgery. The meme culture started with the “Trolled, LOLOLOLOL, We got a badass over here” images. That marked the ignition of a culture, a culture that would engulf every age group, regardless of their taste in comedy. It is this broad market on which Denis set his eyes upon. He embarked on his journey back in 2011 with his page Faktglaublich. Back then, his goal was to create media content that would be accepted by the mass.While the meme culture seems like an assured shot at success, setting foot in this empire isn’t a child’s play. Like any other business, this environment is dynamic. There is no assured shot at success and nobody can predict which media content will go “viral”. Memes are a subset of social media and there are no patterns on consumer behaviour which focuses on how a media content shall be received.Starting initially, Denis’ Faktglaublich focused on understanding his audience, through closely observing what made people not only like and share his content but also come back as regular audience. Faktglaublich caters to every age bracket- be it some for the edgy teens, the matured adults and an emotional rollercoaster for the old.Denis has left a mark on the meme culture and that was just the beginning. His business started with the sale of a book which has registered over 2000 buys today. He gets paid from Facebook for creating traffic. The combination of sold postings of brands (the pages are also being marketed by Denis), sponsored posts of smaller page owners and the monetization of videos by mid-roll ads ensures that Denis makes a luxurious living for himself. Largely, unknown Internet users who want to make it big use the opportunity just as brands do, approach Denis and he is the guru to provide the platform to these voices. Be it budding music creators, meme creators, designers, comedians who want the world to discover their talent, Video Trends has become a go-to place.Denis proves that “Seize the day” is important but “Seize every opportunity” is more important.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.
SUBSCRIBE TO PEWIDPE https://t.co/phy6fVqdFe— sir (@_apandah_) December 3, 2018The pro-PewDiePie campaign took an especially bizarre turn last week: A hacker claims to have hijacked 50,000 internet-connected printers to spit out messages urging people to subscribe to PewDiePie and unsubscribe from T-Series. In the printout, the guerrilla hacker complained that T-Series “simply uploads video of Bollywood trailers and songs.”Subscriber counts obviously reflect YouTube channels’ popularity and earning power. But it’s not clear whether PewDiePie’s millions of new followers will deliver a commensurate long-term lift for him, or if they’re just subscribing as part of the thrill of the chase.PewDiePie has treated the rivalry with T-Series as something of a game — and, naturally, it has become fodder for more content (and views) on his YouTube channel.In October, PewDiePie posted a song dissing T-Series called “Bitch Lasagna” whose lyrics include “Sit the f— down T-Series / I’m here to spill the real tea / You tryna dethrone me from spot on number one / But you India, you lose, so best think you haven’t won.” The video has more than 50 million views, and the track has been covered by several fans.Kjellberg, who is 29, has courted controversy with weird pranks. In 2017, he lost business deals with Disney’s Maker Studios and YouTube after staging an anti-Semitic “joke,” which Kjellberg apologized for, saying “I admit that the joke itself went too far.” PewDiePie and his supporters are fighting hard to keep him the No. 1 most-subscribed YouTuber on the platform.In recent weeks, PewDiePie’s five-year reign as the YouTube creator with the most subscribers on the platform has been threatened by T-Series, an Indian entertainment conglomerate whose YouTube channel features music videos. On Sunday, T-Series’ subscriber count came within less than 50,000 of surpassing PewDiePie, the online handle of game-focused vlogger Felix Kjellberg.Then PewDiePie got a new boost from Markiplier, another popular game-focused YouTuber (real name: Mark Fischbach). In a live-streamed, telethon-style video Sunday, Markiplier urged his own 22 million subscribers to subscribe to PewDiePie.Markiplier issued a nearly messianic (but clearly tongue-in-cheek) call to action. “Do your part! This isn’t just about you. This isn’t just about me. This is about what’s right,” Markiplier breathlessly intoned said in the video, titled, “I Literally Won’t Shut Up Until You Subscribe To PewDiePie.” As of Monday morning, PewDiePie’s YouTube channel had about 73.6 million subscribers — up 4.4 million in just the last 30 days. T-Series currently has 73.3 million subs.The underlying message from PewDiePie and his followers: Don’t let a corporate entity like T-Series beat an independent creator who ostensibly represents YouTube’s founding ethos. “This is about respect and I respect the fact that PewDiePie needs to have more subscribers than T-Series,” Markiplier said in the video.Efforts by Kjellberg’s supporters to rally users to subscribe to his channel have included buying ads and posting fliers, including in India, as illustrated in PewDiePie’s shout-outs in this Nov. 6 video. Backers have included MrBeast — the YouTube handle of Jimmy Donaldson, who has made a name by making large donations to other creators — and YouTuber Justin Roberts of Jake Paul’s Team 10, who claimed he bought a $1 million Times Square billboard promoting PewDiePie. Popular on Variety ×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
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Darjeeling: On the heels of talks on Bodoland in Delhi, Gorkha leader Bimal Gurung who is in hiding, made an appeal to all hill political outfits to unite and hold similar parleys with the Centre for the formation of Gorkhaland.On Thursday, a tripartite talk was held between the Centre, Assam Government and pro-Bodoland forces in Delhi, chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The pro-Bodoland forces had dubbed the meeting fruitful. A day after the meeting, Gurung dispatched audio clips from an undisclosed location appealing to all hill political outfits to unite for the formation of Gorkhaland.
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The detector uses mirocircuits in place of soldered circuit boards, which helps reduce electronic noise, providing for clearer images at lower radiation doses. Computed tomography (CT) vendors highlighted several recent improvements to their imaging systems during the 2012 Society of Cardiovascular CT (SCCT) annual scientific meeting in July in Baltimore, Md. GE highlighted its Discovery CT750 HD FREEdom scanner, which offers a new type of detector for better signal-to-noise ratios and new reconstruction software to reduce stitching artifacts and noise of low-dose scans. It also offers the ability to perform dual energy scans using a single X-ray tube modulated every 0.5 milliseconds between 80 and 140 kVp.The system’s FREEdom (Fast Registered Energies and ECG) software offers intelligent motion correction via SnapShot Freeze, enhanced coronary visualization even in the presence of calcium, detailed plaque material composition assessment and accurate perfusion calculations. SnapShot Freeze is supposed to significantly reduce coronary motion and overcome the limitation of all hardware-only solutions. It precisely detects vessel motion and velocity and determines actual vessel position and makes corrections.“SnapShot Freeze will be a game changer by improving the effective temporal resolution, and from the initial images, I see significantly reduced motion artifacts and significantly improved image clarity,” said James Min, director of cardiac imaging research and co-director of cardiac imaging at Cedars Sinai Hospital and current president of SCCT. He is a principal investigator for the VICTORY trial, which is evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of SnapShot Freeze motion and stitching artifact correction.Toshiba’s newest CT system is the Aquilion Prime, which is the replacement for its previous 64-slice system. It is an 80-slice system that can be upgraded in the field over a weekend to a 180-slice system. It offers a 78 mm bore and has 660-pound capacity tables to accommodate larger patients.Earlier this year, Siemens introduced the new Stellar detector for its CT systems, which uses integrated, printed microcircuits instead of soldered circuit boards. This reduces the amount of electronic noise in scans by about 20 percent. The new detectors also overall improve image quality by reducing calcium and metal blooming, so it is easier to evaluate in-stent restenosis. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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No related posts. A judge extended the pretrial detention period of a man accused of killing two Austrians in 2009. The suspect, with the last name of Rojas, has been in jail since September 2011 while awaiting trial. His preventative prison sentence was set to expire soon, but a criminal court in the southern Pacific port city of Golfito chose to extend the detention by three months.Rojas is accused of planning and committing the murders of Horst Hauser, 67, and Herbert Langmeier, 65, who disappeared from Puerto Jiménez, a town on the Osa Peninsula, in December 2009. Earlier this month, polices arrested Rojas’ 29-year-old sister, a 24-year-old man named Murillo and a 33-year-old man named Muñoz. A police officer named Obando also was arrested. Authorities believed the four arrested were accomplices in the homicides. They also received three-month preventative-prison sentences, which end on Aug. 23.DNA tests identified remains found on the beach in Puerto Jiménez in 2011 as the bodies of Hauser and Langmeier. The positive results confirming Langmeier’s remains came last week after Costa Rican authorities sent genetic information to Austria. The Prosecutor’s Office said the remains matched with the DNA of Langmeier’s sister and mother.The two Austrian citizens appeared to have been bludgeoned to death by a blunt object. One of the victims had a broken jaw, and the other showed brain trauma after multiple blows to the head, according to a Judicial Investigation Police report.The brother Rojas was the prime suspect in the investigation since January 2010, when he was seen driving Hauser’s and Lagmeier’s car days after their disappearance. He also withdrew more than $5,000 from the two victims’ bank accounts. In August 2011, he turned himself in after hiding in the mountains for months. Hauser and Langmeier were retired and arrived to Costa Rica from Knittelfeld, Austria. Officials said the motive for the suspects was a land grab, as the alleged murderers hoped to take over the Austrians’ property. Facebook Comments
Sand, a calm ocean, palm trees, occasional crocodiles, and a vibrant community of Costa Ricans and expats: you’ll find all that in the Costa Rican beach town of Tamarindo, Guanacaste. Located in the ninth district of the canton of Santa Cruz, this small but diverse town is home to 7,299 people, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC).During our visit, we found different pieces of the globe scattered about the town, in the form of Tamarindo’s residents: folks from Argentina, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Brazil, the United States, England, and of course people from our home country as well. In essence, we found the world in a small beach town that once belonged to the Chorotega indigenous people and the Diriá caciques. It’s a microcosm of the rich international heritage we highlighted throughout 2017 in our ongoing series “The World in Costa Rica.”Meet just a few of the international residents we met in and around Tamarindo, all making their mark through their businesses, art, teaching and more.Argentina – Mariel Marmorato, yoga instructorMarmorato moved to Tamarindo in 2001 and established her own yoga studio, Ser Om Shanti. She teaches in both English and Spanish, but enjoys using Spanish as an homage to her homeland and to the country that has welcomed her for the past 17 years. Yoga instructor Mariel Marmorato. (Via Ser Om Shanti’s webpage)Belgium – Griet Depypere, owner of La Senda farmAt La Senda, located in Santa Rosa, Tamarindo, Depypere has an ecological farm with all- organic food production using a methodology called agroecology, in which food production does not harm the environment. Griet Depypere, owner of La Senda farm. (Via La Senda’s webpage)Italy – Federico Pilurzu, surfer and manager at Cala Luna Boutique HotelPilurzu wears two hats: he’s a renowned surfer who also manages Cala Luna, located in Langosta Beach. His commitment to an environmentally sustainable hotel concept has led Cala Luna to be recognized by NatGeo Travel as one of the world’s top luxurious boutique hotels. Cala Luna’s manager Federico Pilurzu. Jordi Louzao / The Tico TimesGermany – Wolfgang Gollas, businessman and owner of the Tamarindo DiriáGollas purchased the Tamarindo Diriá Hotel more than 25 years ago and has played a significant role in the rapid development in the area. Wolfgang Gollas, who hails from Germany, owns the Tamarindo Diria Hotel. Jordi Louzao / The Tico TimesBrazil – Malu Moreira, artist and owner of La GaleríaIt’s back to America now for a visit to Brazil. Moreira moved to Costa Rica with her family five years ago and jumpstarted her career as an artist in Tamarindo. Costa Rica inspires her art and has given her the chance to explore a more expressive style in her paintings. The artist with an abstract painting and a mannequin piece focused on women’s empowerment. Jordi Louzao / The Tico TimesUnited States – Rob Pisani and Nadine Hays, relocation gurusThis U.S. couple came to Costa Rica in search of a calmer lifestyle. They traveled throughout the country to get to know its regions and cultures – Hays chronicled their experiences in the best-selling “Happier than Billionaire” series – and finally settled the northwestern Pacific as the place to build their home. They reside in Brasilito, north of Tamarindo. Rob Pisani and Nadine Hays moved to Costa Rica ten years ago in search of a calmer and happier lifestyle. Jordi Louzao / The Tico TimesEngland – Nikki Hurren, brew master at Volcano Brewing CompanyHurren is a British surfer who came to Tamarindo for the waves and ended up working as a brew master at the local Volcano Brewing Company, mastering the art of creating quality beer. Nikki Hurren, Volcano Brewing Company’s brew master. Jordi Louzao / The Tico TimesConsidering Tamarindo’s size, the diversity of nationalities is quite broad – all wrapped up in one warm and enjoyable little town.Read more: Facebook Comments How I built my Costa Rican dream home: Brasilito, Guanacaste Related posts:A letter to our readers From Russia to Costa Rica: ‘This is a blessed country’ Football legend Dave Rimington: ‘There’s a lot to like about Costa Rica’ Lama Thubten Wangchen: ‘You are so lucky to be Costa Ricans’
7. Mid-CityGood for: A great range of hotels and a chilled out vibe.Don’t let the name of this next neighbourhood put you off. It’s one of the city’s most creative districts, and it’s famous for its diverse range of galleries, including the ones at Bergamot Station, which, as you’ll probably have guessed, was once a railway station. It’s a great place for casual dining but you’ll also find some of the city’s best restaurants, including Mélisse, which was recently awarded two Michelin stars. Once you’ve sampled Mid-City’s delicious cuisine, enjoy a walk along the neighbourhood’s wide, palm-fringed boulevards. For a hotel with great access to this area’s best bits, you can’t beat the Best Western Plus Gateway Hotel Santa Monica, which is just a short walk from Bergamot Station, which has several great perks for guests, including complimentary WiFi . Now see if you can resist Santa Monica… Related5 reasons to pick Santa Monica as your perfect LA baseA stay in Santa Monica, Los Angeles’s soulful beachside city, means that you’ll wake up with the waves and end your day with an oceanfront sunset. Santa Monica’s ideal location (within greater Los Angeles) is perfect for anyone who wants the quintessential Californian beach holiday and be close to all…The best cities for a pre-Christmas shopping spree Planning a Christmas shopping trip? Head to one of these destinations to kill two birds with one stone – you’ll whittle down your present list while enjoying a pre-Christmas break in a beautiful city, too.10 best places to shop in New YorkFrom hipster flea markets to world-famous department stores, find retail heaven with our shopper’s guide to NYC. 2. Pico BoulevardGood for: Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica College, and Virginia Avenue ParkPico Boulevard connects Santa Monica State Beach to downtown Los Angeles, with destinations like the Staples Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center to the east. Pico’s restaurants serve up a fantastic range of cuisines, from Korean and Chinese to Indian and Peruvian. If you like your grub straight from source, check out the farmers’ market at Virginia Avenue Park – it’s held every Saturday, from 8am to 1pm. Ice cream aficionados shouldn’t miss Sweet Rose Creamery (826 Pico Boulevard). Flavour-wise, we recommend the heavenly cookies and cream. 3. Wilshire BoulevardGood for: Amazing architecture, independent boutiques and treat-filled patisseriesLocated just south of Montana, Wilshire is one of Santa Monica’s most beautiful neighbourhoods. In 1977 renowned architect Frank Gehry purchased a bungalow here, before adding tilted glass cubes to the property, giving it a tilted, lopsided look – a style known as deconstructivism. The house can be found at 1002 22nd Street, and although it’s now privately owned, you can admire it from the outside. You’ll also find an abundance of beautifully preserved Victorian homes in this neighbourhood, and on Wilshire Blvd, the main artery, there are plenty of independent boutiques to browse. We particularly love the Vanilla Bake Shop and the wonderfully old-fashioned Waverley Books. When it’s time to crash, splash out on a room at the luxurious Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, set in the heart of beautifully landscaped gardens. We’ve got the low-down on where to eat and drink, along with some fantastic hotels for every budget. Read on to discover the beating heart of this beautiful coastal city.Content powered by Santa Monica Travel & Tourism.1. Montana AvenueGood for: Fashionable boutiques, outdoor café culture, independent cinemaMontana Avenue is a laid-back alternative to Rodeo Drive. This tree-lined shopping district is known for its upscale boutiques, hip restaurants and historic movie theatre, Aero, which you’ll find at 1328 Montana Avenue. Just a few miles from Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade, Montana’s ten-block stretch boasts more than 150 places for you to splash your holiday cash. During the day you’ll find stylish locals sipping espressos in chic cafés and browsing the designer boutiques – all of which have a friendly and welcoming local vibe. Supplement your shopping spree with slice of pie from Sweet Lady Jane at 1631 Montana Avenue – if they’re good enough for Oprah then they’re good enough for everyone!Click on any of the images below to find hotels in Santa Monica. 4. Main StreetGood for: Farmers’ markets, galleries and delicious foodDon’t be fooled by the name, because Main Street is actually one of Santa Monica’s most chilled out neighbourhoods – think Sydney’s Manly Beach or Huntington Beach in Orange County. You’ll find several galleries and independent craft stores, including Mindfulnest, which is part-gallery, part-shop. Head here for gorgeous handmade jewelry and unusual gifts. Can’t go for more than a couple of hours without a coffee? Then you’re in luck, because Main Street has Santa Monica’s highest concentration of coffee shops. And you’re in the right place if you’re a fan of exotic cuisine too, because this achingly cool neighbourhood’s restaurants cover all corners of the globe, from delicious ramen at the Jinya Ramen Bar to the sweet and savoury pies at Aussie Pies. 2427 Main Street is where you’ll find the visitor’s centre – head here to pick up maps and find out about the hottest local attractions. If you love your food, why not see how many dishes you’ve ticked off our list of the 10 dishes every gourmand should have tried? 5. Downtown Santa Monica and Third Street PromenadeGood for: Quirky art installations, shopping and street performers.Head east from Santa Monica’s famous pier and you’ll soon arrive in Downtown Santa Monica, which is where the city’s residents eat, drink and play. There’s something for everyone here, but we particularly love the pedestrianised Third Street Promenade, which has all the big name brands, from Apple to Urban Outfitters. There’s a fantastic farmers’ market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and from November you’ll be able to take a few laps of honour on the ice rink. It’s an incredibly colourful area, with dozens of street performers. The latest additions are the colourful, hand-shaped pedestrian crossings painted by local artists. Who knew crossing the road could be so much fun? If you’re planning on spending some time here, a great potential base is the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Santa Monica, which is just a short walk from Third Street Promenade. The super-sized rooms are especially ideal for families. If all that shopping has left you with some knots to iron out, consider spending the night at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel is also one of California’s most beautiful hotels, and the spa is legendary. This article was produced in conjunction with and paid for by British Airways and Santa Monica Tourist Board, who also supplied the images.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 6. Santa Monica Pier and Ocean AvenueGood for: Beautiful beaches and the historic pier.No visit to Santa Monica would be complete without a pilgrimage to its famous pier, which opened in 1909. But don’t make the mistake of thinking this is an old fashioned affair; the ferris wheel is solar-powered and the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is a wildlife-filled paradise which uses the latest technology to teach visitors about California’s marine life. Head to one of the pier’s snack bars to sample some fresh seafood (while trying to not to think about their distant relatives in the nearby aquarium), or to the wonderfully retro Playland Arcade for some vintage fun, before crashing out at Hotel Carmel, where you’ll enjoy wonderful sea views. But make sure you venture beyond the pier, which is located on Ocean Avenue. This famous street stretches from the north of Santa Monica to Pico Boulevard. It runs parallel to some fantastic beaches, and it’s also a great people watching spot. 8. Ocean Park Boulevard and Santa Monica Airport AreaGood for: Museums and art storesHistorically, the best neighbourhoods aren’t necessarily close to the airport but that’s not the case in Santa Monica. Wedged between Pico Boulevard and the southern city limits, Ocean Park is a largely residential area with an artsy vibe. It’s also where you’ll find the Museum of Flying – if you’re an aviation buff, you’ll love the replica of the Wright Flyer. You’ll also find plenty of independent stores, selling everything from upcycled furniture to vintage clothing, and there are plenty of coffee shops for that post retail-caffeine fix.
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