New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday granted two more weeks to the CBI to complete investigation into a road accident in which the Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer were critically injured and two of her aunts killed.The apex court, which had earlier given two weeks to the CBI to complete the probe, extended the time while noting that the probe agency has done “quite an extensive investigation” so far in the case. While seeking four more weeks to complete the probe, CBI told the top court that statements of the rape survivor and her lawyer have not been recorded yet. A bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose also directed the Uttar Pradesh government to pay Rs 5 lakh to the lawyer who is in a critical condition and undergoing treatment. The bench, however, took exception to some public statements made by the family members of the rape survivor in the media and said it might help the accused during the trial of the case.
OTTAWA – The funeral for Liberal MP Arnold Chan, who died of cancer last week, will be Saturday in Toronto.His family is inviting the public to attend the service at Bloor Street United Church at 11 a.m. Saturday.A visitation to be held in the chapel at the York Cemetery Thursday and Friday evening is also open to the public.Chan, 50, learned he had nasopharyngeal carcinoma not long after he won the Toronto-area seat of Scarborough-Agincourt in a 2014 byelection.The deputy government House leader began a difficult treatment regime of radiation and chemotherapy, but revealed in March 2016 that the cancer had returned.Chan had three sons, Nathaniel, Ethan and Theodore, with his wife, Jean Yip.
(photo: Canadian troops battle with Kahnawake Mohawks during Oka crisis. Archive)By Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsOTTAWA-The federal government should dilute the existing and unbridled power held by provinces to call in the military during times of domestic turmoil, says a former Indian Affairs deputy minister who held the post during the Oka crisis.Under existing legislation, Ottawa plays no official role in a direct provincial request for military aid under the National Defence Act, or in the military’s response to that request. The federal government, however, would cover all the costs for such an event.The provincial power to call in the army dates back to Confederation, but the federal government assumed full responsibility for the cost under former prime minister Brian Mulroney’s government.Harry Swain, who was Indian Affairs deputy minister from 1987 to 1992, said it is time to bring the federal government into any decision involving the intervention of the Canadian Forces in a domestic situation.“There is no role in that for the federal leadership to say ‘gosh, maybe we should try to do this way or that way or find a compromise or to have a handle on expenses,’” said Swain, in an interview with APTN National News while promoting his new book, Oka, a political crisis and its legacy. “A system in which there are maybe two keys to the kingdom may have some appeal.”Quebec has been the only province to use its power to trigger a military intervention when faced with a conflict with First Nations since 1988, when the Mulroney government replaced the War Measures Act with the Emergencies Act, limiting Ottawa’s powers to call in the troops.The military became involved in the high-profile 1995 Gustafson Lake armed stand-off in British Columbia after the province sent a request asking the federal government for support.There were some calls for a military intervention during the Six Nations conflict in Caledonia, Ont., in 2006, but Ontario never invoked its powers.The military, however, was on site gathering intelligence and preparing contingency plans “for a possible, yet improbable, domestic operation,” according a draft chapter written by military historian Timothy Winegard for a soon to be published book on conflicts between First Nations and the state called, Blockades or Breakthoughs?: Aboriginal Peoples Confront the Canadian State, 1968-2010.Swain said Ontario made a wise choice, but, with the existence of pressure points between First Nations and the state across the country, it may be time to reign in provincial powers over the military before disaster strikes.A crisis currently looms in B.C. if Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s federal cabinet approves the construction of a gold and copper mine in the province’s remote interior.The Taseko Mines Ltd. project would lead to the draining of a lake sacred to the Tsilhqot’in people.The Tsilhqot’in have vowed to stop the project with their lives.Under the National Defence Act, a province can send a direct request of Aid to Civil Power to the military. This type of request would go around the prime minister and the minister of national defence, straight to the military’s chief of defence staff. It is then solely up to the military to decide how to respond to such a request.There are no official mechanisms allowing for federal government involvement in this scenario.In such a crisis situation, the political relationship between a prime minister and a premier can have a major impact on the outcome and resolution, said Swain.“As it is, the affair in 1990 worked well because the relationship between (former prime minister Brian) Mulroney and (former Quebec premier Robert) Bourassa worked very well,” said Swain.Swain said Bourassa and Mulroney faced different scenarios as the Oka crisis unfolded.“Mr. Bourrassa was reacting cautiously and carefully to an inflamed public opinion in Quebec, which was very decidedly anti-Mohawk at the time and there were an awful lot of people calling for quite violent solutions,” said Swain.“The dilemma for Mr. Mulroney was that this sentiment was not shared across the country. There was more sympathy for the Indian cause elsewhere.”Swain said there is too much at stake when situations such as these arise to have Ottawa frozen out of the decision-making process.“The armed forces are not just a national institution, but a unique one. A great deal of the country’s reputation and honour rests with their behaviour and it has to be exemplary,” said Swain. “You really want a mechanism for more hands on the tiller before you do something like that.”Renowned McGill University military historian Desmond Morton has written extensively on the subject. Morton said a move to dilute provincial powers on the military would mean altering one of the compromises of Confederation.Morton said the power to call in the military has already been extensively curtailed since the days when mayors and magistrates called in the troops in “literally hundreds of cases,” including to quell labour unrest.“The Constitution acknowledges co-ordinate powers for the maintenance of public orders. To transform that responsibility exclusively to a federal government, even if it owns the Canadian Forces in its responsibility for “militia and defence,” would be quite a significant amendment at a time when such interventions have been relatively few and, outside the First Nations communities affected, not perceptibly very controversial,” said Morton in an email.Morton, however, says it may be time for the provinces to foot the bill.“If you have a responsibility, even for law and order, you should, in my view, pay your bill,” said MortonAccording to Winegard, the federal government would be involved unofficially whenever the military is called.“There is nothing to say that the chief of defence staff can’t talk to the minister of national defence or the prime minister. It would be career suicide for them not to,” said Winegard, who also agrees provinces should pick up the tab.In its 1991 report on the Oka crisis, the Commons Aboriginal affairs committee recommended a review of the portion of the National Defence Act that grants provinces the power to call in the military, “in light of concerns about the need for stronger review mechanisms and additional reporting requirements respecting the use of the armed forces as an aid to a civil power.”The review never occurred.As it stands, “short of a nuclear attack,” the domestic deployment of the Canadian military occurs under three main categories, according to Winegard.The federal government can call in the military when it faces specific situations where existing laws fail.These include scenarios that threaten Canada’s sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, according to Winegard, who wrote about the issue in a book on the 1990 crisis called, Oka: A convergence of cultures and the Canadian Forces.The federal government can also call in the military for non-combat operations like narcotic traffic surveillance, fisheries issues or dealing with natural disasters like the recent clean up of Newfoundland and Labrador following Hurricane Igor.The military was also called in under this provision to aid authorities sent in to quell Akwesasne after its 1990 civil war, which preceded the Oka crisis, and to support the RCMP in Gustafsen Lake.The third category includes the provincial power to call in the firstname.lastname@example.org
The head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today condemned violence against children in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where youngsters face multiple challenges, including sexual abuse, conscription into armed groups and lack of education and health services.“What can be more repulsive than sexual violence against children, whether in the DRC or elsewhere?” posed Anthony Lake, the Executive Director of UNICEF, speaking in Goma, the capital of North Kivu province.“We all should be alarmed by the most recent allegations of rape by soldiers in North and South Kivu, and especially by reports that children are among the victims of these atrocities. This is a crime for which there can be no impunity. Perpetrators must be prosecuted and punished to the fullest extent of the law,” said Mr. Lake.Last year, 14,591 new cases of sexual violence were reported in DRC, including thousands of child victims, according to UNICEF.While there has been progress in releasing and reintegrating back into society children who have been associated with armed forces, recruitment of children remains a serious problem in the country, mostly in the more insecure parts of the east.“Children who become involved with armed forces are at grave risk of physical injury and lasting psychological harm, and they are deprived of a most basic right – to be children, to have a childhood,” said Mr. Lake.Internal displacement also continues to blight the lives of children in DRC. An estimated 1.7 million adults and children have been displaced in recent years, with nearly half a million refugees seeking safety in other countries.“Cut off from basic services – clean water, adequate sanitation, sufficient nutrition, education and basic health care – children affected by armed conflict are among the most vulnerable in DRC. Yet, they have the same right to social services as children elsewhere,” said Pierrette Vu Thi, the UNICEF Representative in DRC.Progress has, however, been made. An increasing number of children are going to school and many more are sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets for protection against malaria, and life-saving vaccines are increasingly available. “Since such progress can be made, more progress must be made,” said Mr. Lake.In a related development, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, announced today that she will make a three-day visit to DRC beginning on Tuesday to assess the humanitarian situation in the country.Protection of civilians and ensuring better access to people in need of humanitarian assistance will be one of her main priorities during the visit, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which she heads.Ms. Amos, who is also UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, will visit the provinces of North Kivu and Orientale, the areas most affected by conflict. She is also scheduled to meet government representatives and local officials, UN staff and humanitarian partners, as well as residents of the areas affected by strife. 4 March 2011The head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today condemned violence against children in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where youngsters face multiple challenges, including sexual abuse, conscription into armed groups and lack of education and health services.
5 October 2011Stronger partnerships and industry support are needed to meet the demand for life-saving nutrition products for children, which has reached an all time-high, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported yesterday. In a two-day meeting in Denmark with almost 100 UNICEF partners, the Director of the agency’s Supply Division Shanelle Hall urged the nutrition industry to “help civil society, governments and the UN to find solutions to this human crisis.”She remarked that the Horn of Africa – where a drought has left millions of people dependent on humanitarian aid – was a “harsh reminder of the importance of sustained nutrition programmes and the ability to provide a rapid response” to the more than 20 million children worldwide estimated to be suffering from severe and acute malnutrition.“Compared to 2010, we expect an increase of 50 per cent in nutrition products by 2012, but this is still only sufficient to help 15 per cent of the children facing starvation,” Ms. Hall said.According to a news release issued by the agency, the demand for nutrition supplies ranges from ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) – the most common treatment for malnutrition among children under the age of five – to children’s weighing scales.“Together with our partners and industry we have to ensure that we can meet the need by increasing production capacity, encouraging new suppliers and supporting the development of innovations in product development,” Ms. Hall said.During the meeting, UNICEF focused on the most pressing demands to ensure that communities in need have access to the right products. Participants also focused on the global production of supplementary food, such as corn soya blend flour, which feeds thousands of families in the drought and famine in Somalia and neighbouring countries.Among the practical partnerships discussed was the work between Médecins Sans Frontières, the World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF to implement a standardized quality system for producing therapeutic and supplementary food. This was the second UNICEF consultative meeting with manufacturers, suppliers and other partners to discuss ways to manage different types of malnutrition in children and mothers, as well as the technical issues on supplying nutrition products.
After splitting a pair of games in Sweden to open the season, the Columbus Blue Jackets returned to Nationwide Arena Friday night, dropping their home opener to the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, 5-2. The Jackets receiving overwhelming cheers from a sellout crowd of 18,305 as they stepped onto the ice during pre-game festivities, but those cheers soon turned to boos as Columbus was dominated in every facet of the game. “That was a big, fat egg laid by us tonight,” said first-year Jackets’ coach Scott Arniel. “All 20 players had a tough night tonight. Give Chicago credit, they jumped on top of every mistake we made.” Chicago winger Patrick Sharp made the most of the Jackets’ mistakes, leading his team with two goals and a franchise-record 13 shots on goal. Down two goals after one period of play because of a pair of Chicago goals just over a minute apart in the middle of the period, the Blue Jackets were out-shot 19-11 and generally outmanned in the first stanza. Looking to right the ship in the second, the Jackets came out quick, cutting the lead in half with an R.J. Umberger short-handed goal just 1:11 into the period. After garnering a power play just minutes later, momentum seemed to be shifting in Columbus’ favor. However, after a blind pass from center Antoine Vermette led to a Jackets’ turnover, Sharp netted a short-handed goal of his own to extend the Blackhawks’ lead to 3-1. “We were excited and fired up,” Umberger said. “They got a lead on us there and it looked like, at the start of the second period there, we were on the bench, we were hungry. When we got into it, it looked like we were going to make it a game and the short-handed goal was a little bit of a back breaker.” Two minutes later, Sharp was at it again. Following a Troy Brouwer shot being turned aside by Jackets’ goalie Steve Mason, Sharp put his rebound attempt into the back of the Columbus net to extend the Chicago lead to three. A chorus of boos filled the arena as the downtrodden Blue Jackets squad returned to the dressing room facing a large deficit. “I’ve been a fan before being in this position and I was watching the games before, so I know what the feeling is like,” Vermette said. “It’s a long season but the fact that it was tonight sucks.” Adding insult to injury, the Blackhawks pushed their lead to four with another goal just 15 seconds into the third period before the Jackets added a late Kristian Huselius goal to end the embarrassment at 5-2. “We should be a little bit embarrassed about the way things went here tonight,” said Blue Jackets’ defenseman Kris Russell. “We have a lot to prove as a team, especially the way we ended last year.” Looking to put their tough home opener behind them, Columbus headed to St. Paul, Minn. Saturday night for a Western Conference battle with the Minnesota Wild. Going behind early the previous night, the Jackets reversed the trend Saturday as they were able to draw first blood thanks to a Derek Dorsett rebound goal from the front of the crease. Led by solid play in net from Jackets’ goaltender Mathieu Garon, who stopped 21 of the 23 shots he faced, Columbus would not trail the rest of the night. Earning two goals to Columbus’ one in the second period, the Jackets and Wild emerged from their respective changing rooms for the third period knotted at 2-2. But after providing one of the few bright spots for the Jackets the previous night, forward R.J. Umberger mustered his second short-handed goal in as many games to regain the lead 3-2 halfway through the final period. Following a lengthy review, the play was ultimately confirmed a goal and eventually proved to be the game-winner. With the 3-2 victory, the Jackets pushed their record to 2-2 on the year. “It was more how we wanted to play,” Arniel said of Saturday night’s win. “Just our compete level, just how we do it as 20 guys. That’s what it takes, you learn from your mistakes. We put our nose to the grindstone.” The Jackets return home Wednesday night to take on the Anaheim Ducks at Nationwide Arena.
The Hungarian Siofok will have trouble to cover position of left back until end of the season as experienced Serbian shooter Sanja Damnjanovic parted way with the team (contract until 2019). The 30-years old Serbian national team member is pregnant, so she had to stop playing and focus on the most important thing until the end of 2018.Damnjanovic came to Hungary last summer from ZRK Vardar Skopje, where she played last two years.The World Championship 2013 silver medal winner with Serbian on home court, has in CV teams like ZRK Zajecar, RK Krim Mercator, RK Podravka and Viborg HK.According Balkan-Handball.com, Damnjanovic could be ready for EHF EURO 2018 in December, but it is more realistic to start new handball life in the second part of the season 2018/2019. Sanja Damnjanovic ← Previous Story NEW ZEBRA: Harald Reinkind to join THW Kiel? Next Story → Telekom Veszprem launch campaign “HandballHelpsKids
The investigation is ongoing.Read: Man charged over flag protest-related attack on police officer “He was arrested a short time later and currently remains in custody assisting police with their enquiries.” A 42-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested by police in Co. Antim after officers responded to reports of a fight last night.The arrest came after police were called to respond to an altercation in the residential Rashee Park area of Ballyclare, a small town near Newtownabbey.According to the PSNI, there was “no fight ongoing” when officers arrived “however a man was sighted in possession of a suspected firearm”.
Feb 12th 2018, 8:03 AM Source: ShutterstockEVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #PENTIRE: A vulture fund has ramped up its legal actions against homeowners.2. #NORTHERN SUMMIT: Leo Varadkar and Theresa May will meet today in Belfast ahead of last-gasp talks aimed at ending the Assembly deadlock.3. #SHANKILL: A woman has been charged over an incident in which a three-year-old girl was injured over the weekend.4. #LOUTH: A man has died after his car crashed into a tree in Ardee.5. #SOUTH AFRICA: Leader Jacob Zuma looks like relinquishing power amid a stream of corruption scandals.6. #WEATHER: Icy conditions have led to treacherous roads and some public transport cancellations this morning.7. #LONDON: All flights in and out of London City Airport have been cancelled after the discovery of a World War II bomb.8. #POOL HIJINKS: Cambodia has deported 10 tourists after police accused them of ‘singing and dancing pornographically’ at a pool party.9. #LOOKIN’ GOOD: Irish consumer sentiment was at its highest in January since 2001. Share Tweet Email Short URL 12,648 Views Monday 12 Feb 2018, 8:59 AM By Cianan Brennan The 9 at 9: Monday Leo and Theresa May due to meet in Belfast, and vulture fund ramps up legal actions against homeowners – it’s the 9 at 9. http://jrnl.ie/3847132 No Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Asda has appointed Aon Hewitt as actuarial adviser to the Trustees of the Asda Group pension scheme.The retailer, which is part of Walmart, has 13,500 members in its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme.Trustees of the scheme have chosen Aon Hewitt to be the actuary of the scheme.
No one was injured.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. HIALEAH GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – An arsonist is accused of setting off three separate fires inside a Walmart in Hialeah Gardens.Cellphone video showed shoppers as they rushed out of the store when the three fires were ignited, Monday night.The incident happened at the Walmart near Northwest 95th Street and West Okeechobee Road.The suspect, identified as Sasha Guillen Alarid, allegedly started one fire inside the bathroom and then two others on the floor.Employees were able to extinguish the flames and evacuate shoppers.Alarid was arrested soon after.She’s charged with arson and criminal mischief.
As conservationists celebrate 50 years since the passage of the Wilderness Act, a U.S. Forest Service proposal to make certain wilderness area regulations permanent has brought forth accusations that the agency is infringing on First Amendment rights. Nearly a third of the 17 million-acre Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska is designated wilderness.Download Audio:Aerial view of Tongass National Forest (Photo by Alan Wu/Flickr Creative Commons)The Forest Service has extended the public comment period on the regulations and chief Tim Tidwell issued a statement saying the regulations do not apply to news gathering activities. Two public media organizations in the Lower 48 disagree and are attempting to organize national opposition.Forest Service officials say the regulations are based on the Wilderness Act of 1964. Regulations requiring commercial photographers and filmmakers to apply and pay for special use permits have been in effect for four years. Because the regulations expire next month, the Forest Service is proposing making them permanent.Breaking news situations are exempt from the permitting requirement, however they have to meet the Forest Service’s definition of breaking news. That aside, permits are required and might come with a cost. The Forest Service’s acting wilderness director Liz Close, clarified the regulations to The Oregonian, saying that reporting in support of “wilderness characteristics” would be permitted. The qualification of such reporting is left up to forest supervisors.And that is particularly troublesome for news people: A government entity determining which stories are worthwhile and don’t require a paid permit, or charging for access on stories that don’t support their mission.That became the issue for Idaho Public Television a few years ago, shortly after the regulations were implemented. General Manager Ron Pisaneschi says for years their filmmakers were allowed to go into wilderness areas without permits or pre-approval. Filmmakers showed up to document conservation workers in 2010, and were told they needed a permit. They applied and were then told they would have to pay for the permit.The decision was eventually reversed, but Pisaneschi says it forced the cancellation of the production. In that case, Pisaneschi says the Forest Service official determined it was a commercial use because the filmmakers were not volunteering their time.“We are licensed as a non-commercial television station by the FCC, the IRS says we are a non-profit entity,” Pisaneschi says. “To make matters even more non-commercial in nature, we are a state agency, we are a state entity, but none of those seem to be sufficient as the guidelines are written currently.”Pisaneschi says the regulations define news too narrowly, define commercial use too broadly and are open to interpretation.“It may be fine if the forest is on fire at that given moment, that seems to be an acceptable thing to film,” Pisaneschi says. “But if you’re going to do a long-form documentary about the impact of drought on forest health, that’s not considered breaking news and you would need to get a permit for that.”Forest Service officials in Alaska did not respond to requests for comment, so it’s unknown how many applications for permits in the state have been submitted and if any have been denied.Idaho Public Television and Oregon Public Broadcasting have been fighting the regulations for some time now. OPB President and CEO Steve Bass sent out an email Wednesday to public television general managers across the nation – including KTOO’s General Manager Bill Legere – asking them to join the effort.Bass wrote that the rules are a barrier for public media and create a system where print journalists have unrestricted access to Forest Service wilderness lands, but multimedia journalists must be permitted.Conservationist and commercial wildlife photographer Adam Andis says the regulations seem less strict than he would have interpreted from the Wilderness Act.“As a professional photographer I would rather see a stricter limitation that makes it harder for me to take pictures in those areas than to see those wilderness areas lost,” he says.Andis is on the boards of the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance and the Alaska Wilderness Recreation and Tourism Association. He says he’s never been required to get a permit for his commercial photography. He said that he’s filmed a documentary in a wilderness area; a Forest Service official agreed to waive the permit fee because it promoted “wilderness character.”“It’s not necessarily that they’re trying to make value calls on who gets the right to be there and who doesn’t,” Andis says. “Their job is to make sure that there isn’t this mass of people all using this resource in an unsustainable way, so they have to figure out some way to put limits on it.”Ultimately, there are a few key things that Andis, the conservationist, and Pisaneschi, the public television manager, agree on. Both think that the Forest Service should be more nuanced in their approach to permitting–two people with a camera and backpack will have far less impact on a wilderness area than a full Hollywood crew. Both also agree that allowing the untamed wilderness to be documented and shared promotes the goals of the Wilderness Act.The biggest difference between the two is that Andis wants the wilderness protected at any cost, even if it means restricting press access, and Pisaneschi sees documenting the wilderness as one of the best ways to protect it.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville Vice President, Director of Athletics Vince Tyra unveiled a new design for Denny Crum Court in the KFC Yum! Center on Thursday morning. The new design features the “Dunking Cardinal” at midcourt, while the baselines pay homage to both Freedom Hall and the city of Louisville.”No other Louisville logo elicits more affinity across all generations of our fan base than our Dunking Cardinal,” said Tyra. “After a lot of thought and consideration, we determined that showcasing that was something that would really resonate with our fan base. We are excited about both the men’s and women’s upcoming seasons and can’t wait for our fans to see their new court.”Louisville athletics worked in conjunction with adidas Basketball on the timely new court design, which required an update once the NCAA Rules Committee ruled to move the Division I men’s 3-point arc back to match the international distance of 22 feet, 1 ¾ inches.The updated floor design seeks to honor the storied legacy of Louisville Basketball in a modern way while setting the stage for the next chapter for both the men’s and women’s basketball programs.Great care was taken to slightly update the Dunking Cardinal mark for clear brand recognition on broadcast television, while retaining the vintage appeal. Fans may notice that the facial feathers, eyes and beak were refined to more closely align with Louisville’s primary brand mark, the Bird Head. Additionally, this version of the Dunking Cardinal features adidas basketball shoes.The baseline “Louisville” font pays homage to the iconic scorer’s table signage at Freedom Hall, while the tone-on-tone fleur de lis that appear in the corners of each baseline pay tribute to Louisville’s city flag.Work will begin on the new floor in mid-August and will be completed prior to the start of the men’s and women’s 2019-20 seasons.Denny Crum Court in the KFC Yum! Center has served as the home for both Louisville men’s and women’s basketball since the 2010-11 season. In the first nine seasons at the KFC Yum! Center, the men’s basketball team has posted a 145-25 record, while the women’s basketball team has produced a 139-16 record. Combined, the two teams have posted an impressive 284-41 record at the downtown arena. Men’s basketball season tickets are on sale now, including reduced pricing throughout the arena, and are available at www.GoCards.com/mbbtix.Women’s basketball season tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, Aug. 5. Additional information is available online at www.GoCards.com/wbbtickets.Print Friendly Version Story Links
Building your own PC is pretty cool. Building your own PC in a of retro gaming gear? Even better. One master modder was not content with a run-of-the-mill case mod. He built a HTPC in the shell of an Nintendo 64. Not cool enough for you? It’s a hackintosh, too.The modder, who goes by the handle Polvorito, found a used N64 console at a flea market for just 15€. The inside of the unit was a little dusty, but he was able to clear out all that obsolete hardware and make room for mounting a Zotac ION-ITX A-E mini-ITX motherboard. This is an Atom-based system with integrated Nvidia Ion graphics capable of some neat stuff, like 1080p video out.This might seem like a sluggish choice for a new computer, especially a hackintosh. Plus OS X doesn’t even have native Atom support. But an HTPC doesn’t need to be incredibly powerful and Polvorito’s main concerns were heat and noise, making this an ideal choice. After mounting the board and cutting a custom plastic back panel cover, he tested just how well that Atom chip would run in the case.Unfortunately, the CPU was still getting pretty toasty without proper airflow — upwards of 90°C. That’s dangerously hot for an Atom. He was forced to add a low-speed 70mm fan to the case. This got the CPU temperature down to 40°C. The rig also has 2GB of RAM, and a 30GB SSD (which is mounted to the top surface inside the console).With victory in sight, Polvorito rigged up the original power and reset buttons to the pin headers on the motherboard. He actually had to build small 90° adapters for the wiring here because the N64’s buttons set directly on top of the RAM. The finishing touch was a white/gray paint job. It’s okay to be jealous.via Best Case Scenario
Game of Thrones latest episode was a memorable one (warning: spoilers to follow), where fans witnessed the the death of the Night King, one of the Iron Throne contenders who had a good shot at dominating Westeros before Arya Stark stabbed him. Even though the Night King was “dusted,” photos of Vladimír Furdík, the actor who plays the villain on the series, show the incredible transformation of a man into one of Game of Thrones’ most horrifying characters.Furdík’s Instagram account reveals a behind-the-scenes look at all the prep work required to become the Night King. Fans were able to see Furdík in human form during a Game of Thrones episode where Leaf, a Children of the Forest member, stabs a man who turns into the Night King. Bran Stark witnesses the event that sparked the major battle in Season 8, and is puzzled on why the Children of the Forest would create such a monster that could destroy humans and their race as well.Photo Credit: HBOOnce he’s not a human anymore, the Night King has small horns, a transparent complexion, and glowing blue eyes that give anyone the creeps. And, achieving this nightmarish look isn’t an easy makeup job, as shown on Furdík’s Instagram. ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Explains Why Arya Ambushed the Night King’Game of Thrones’ Star Sophie Turner Predicts Sansa Stark’s Future The Night King might be gone, however, Furdík shared a sweet tribute photo on Twitter with his fellow cast members. “The cast that gave the #WhiteWalkers a hard time on the episode to come…Oh isn’t that #Melisandre! She’s back,” Furdík wrote in a Twitter post. RIP, Army of the Dead leader.The cast that gave the #WhiteWalkers a hard time on the episode to come.. Oh isn’t that #Melisandre! She’s back #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/xxZaKgBPji— Vladimir Furdik (@Vladimir_furdik) April 28, 2019Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4 airs on HBO on Sunday, May 5, at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 4 Preview: One Last War to Win‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 3 Recap: Winter Fell‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams: Arya’s Major Kill Was ‘Unexpected’ According to the Instagram caption above, there’s still five more hours required for this epic transformation. And, here’s a taste of what the end result looks like below, which makes Furdík almost unrecognizable. Stay on target
Sometimes the biggest talents are the ones most lacking in confidence. Take the Beatles and John Lennon for example. They blazed a trail across the world stage between 1960 – 1970, yet for their most attention-grabbing member fame was a source of anxiety. Speaking to 60 Minutes, Sir Paul McCartney told interviewer Sharyn Alfonsi that Lennon once confided in him over the single biggest fear he had and the doubt he was having about his public persona.Despite being much-admired by an army of aficionados, Lennon told McCartney “I’m worried about how people are going to remember me.”Paul McCartney performing on April 19, 2014 at Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, Uruguay. Photo by Jimmy Baikovicius CC BY-SA 2.0Alfonsi and viewers saw that McCartney was clearly moved by the experience, even decades on. He “recalls trying to console him by saying, ‘John, listen to me, look at me. You’re going to be remembered as one of the greatest people.’ I’m getting choked up. I said… ‘Cause you are, you’re fantastic.’”It may sound surprising that a performer of Lennon’s stature was quite so concerned about his legacy. However for McCartney it goes with the territory.Paul McCartney and John Lennon, 1964.“I think if you care about what you’re doing, if you really want to get it right, then you’ve got to deal with insecurities,” he says in the interview. “It’s what makes it right. It doesn’t matter how elevated you get or your reputation gets, you still worry about things.”Maybe Lennon’s insecurity stemmed from his complex personality. As noted in a review of Being John Lennon: A Restless Life by Ray Connolly in The Washington Post this month, “Connolly’s account of Lennon, whom he calls ‘a labyrinth of contradictions,’ emphasizes his sardonic, rebellious, self-inventing qualities.”John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Photo by Jack Mitchell CC BY-SA 4.0Lennon was clearly looking to be more than just another rock star, as his association with Yoko Ono among other developments proved.Connolly “recalls, for example, Lennon saying that his youthful ambition was ‘to write Alice in Wonderland and be Elvis Presley’ — as succinct and prophetic a description of the Beatles’ career as one could imagine.”McCartney, Harrison, Swedish pop singer Lill-Babs and Lennon on the set of the Swedish television show Drop-In, 30 October 1963.He was arguably a man of such high ambition that he would always be subject to self doubt. But he went on achieve titanic feats in rock and pop music, spanning skiffle, psychedelia and the peace movement.One of the bedrocks of his life was his long-standing friendship with McCartney, with whom he wrote such classics as “Ticket to Ride” and “Help!” (both 1965).Not that it was the smoothest of partnerships. Like with any creative pairing, the road could be rocky. The pair have contradicted each other over who contributed what.And McCartney revealed to 60 Minutes that his pal wasn’t exactly generous when it came to dishing out the praise.Paul McCartney. Photo by Oli Gill CC BY-SA 2.0In contrast to McCartney’s reassurances to Lennon, Paul revealed that there was only one single occasion where Lennon praised McCartney’s songwriting prowess. The track was “Here, There & Everywhere”, as featured on the band’s Revolver album of 1966.“That’s a really good song, lad,” Lennon reportedly said. “I love that song.”John Lennon. Photo by Roy Kerwood CC BY 2.5Tragically Lennon wasn’t able to reflect too long on his contribution to global music. On December 8, 1980, at the age of just 40, he was gunned down in New York by Mark David Chapman.As mentioned on the History.com website, “Chapman was a troubled individual who was obsessed with… various celebrities… he decided that Lennon was a phony and, while listening to Beatles tapes, Chapman decided to plan his murder.”A request for parole, Chapman’s 10th, was refused late last year. It was a horrifying end to a successful life. That said, it hasn’t diminished the impact of Lennon’s work in the close to four decades since his assassination.Read another story from us: The Psychedelic Revolution of the BeatlesAs long as family, friends like McCartney, and millions of fans are there to speak of him with love then he’ll always be remembered as one of the all time greats.
Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more December 5, 2014 — A major new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) found that digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography, has the potential to significantly increase the cancer detection rate in mammography screening of women with dense breasts.Breasts are considered dense if they have a lot of fibrous or glandular tissue but not much fatty tissue. Research has shown that dense breasts are more likely to develop cancer, a problem compounded by the fact that cancer in dense breasts can be difficult to detect on mammograms.Other imaging modalities like ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are often used to help find cancers that can’t be seen on mammograms, but both modalities have higher rates of false-positive findings. This higher false-positive rate often results in more tests and unnecessary biopsies, making MRI and ultrasound expensive to implement in high-volume screening programs, according to study lead author Per Skaane, M.D., Ph.D., from the department of radiology at Oslo University Hospital in Oslo, Norway.Skaane and colleagues have been studying tomosynthesis as a promising breast cancer screening option that addresses some of the limitations of mammography by providing 3-D views of the breast.”Tomosynthesis could be regarded as an improvement of mammography and would be much easier than MRI or ultrasound to implement in organized screening programs,” Skaane said. “So the intention of our study was to see if tomosynthesis really would significantly increase the cancer detection rate in a population-based mammography screening program.”The researchers compared cancer detection using full-field digital mammography (FFDM) versus FFDM plus digital breast tomosynthesis in 25,547 women between the ages of 50 and 69. Breast density was classified based on the American College of Radiology’s Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS). The BI-RADS breast density scale runs from 1 to 4, with 1 being the least dense and 4 being the most dense.There were 257 malignancies detected on FFDM and a combination of FFDM and tomosynthesis in the study group, including 105 in the density 2 group and 110 in density 3. Of the 257 cancers, 211 — or 82 percent — were detected with FFDM plus tomosynthesis, a significant improvement over the 163 — or 63 percent — detected with FFDM alone.FFDM plus tomosynthesis pinpointed 80 percent of the 132 cancer cases in women with dense breasts, compared to only 59 percent for FFDM alone.”Our findings are extremely promising, showing an overall relative increase in the cancer detection rate of about 30 percent,” Skaane said. “Stratifying the results on invasive cancers only, the relative increase in cancer detection was about 40 percent.”Tomosynthesis not only improved the cancer detection rate in women with dense breasts, it also helped increase detection for women in the “fatty breast” BI-RADS categories. The addition of tomosynthesis to FFDM improved the cancer detection rate from 68 percent to 84 percent in women with BI-RADS density 1 or 2 breasts.For more information: www.radiologyinfo.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… 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 Feature | December 05, 2014 3-D Mammography Improves Cancer Detection in Dense Breasts Study indicated adding tomosynthesis to full-field digital mammography improved cancer detection rate by 30 percent Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. 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1. Choose your seat carefullyIf you’re the kind of person who can knock back ten bottles of Evian without needing the toilet for the duration of the flight, the best seats on a plane are by the window. You can take control of the window shutter, avoiding potential blindness when your neighbour yanks it open halfway into the flight, and you’ll be able to lean against the side of the plane, rather than your fellow passengers. Best of all, they can answer calls of nature without waking you from your slumber. However, if you’re someone prone to restlessness (or you’re very tall) it might be better to opt for an aisle seat. You’ll have more room to stretch out your legs and you can embark on laps around the cabin (essential for anyone wondering how to reduce the risks of DVT) without driving your neighbours insane.2. Raise a toast to your travels (sensibly)To be perfectly clear: we’re not suggesting knocking back the tequila. The effects of alcohol at altitude are different to those which occur at ground level. Additionally, alcohol can also interfere with your body clock, making your journey to the land of nod even trickier. So if you’re wondering about the best ways to beat jet lag, getting hammered certainly isn’t the answer. Our advice? There’s nothing wrong with a glass of wine or a beer – you’ll feel nicely relaxed and a pre-flight glass of vino will certainly kick-start that holiday feeling. Just make sure that you don’t overdo it, and that you’ve got plenty of water to hand to prevent dehydration. 8. Have a flexible approach to flightsWhile we’re aware that there are plenty of factors to consider when booking your flight, such as finding the cheapest flights and, oh yes, actually getting to the airport serving the destination you’re heading to, a little flexibility can make your journey much more relaxing. If you’re someone who struggles to sleep on flights, opt for a night flight if possible. You’ll feel naturally sleepy, and will hopefully arrive feeling refreshed and raring to go. It’s also worth researching the various perks offered by the airline in question. As we’ve mentioned, Monarch recently hit the headlines for their free upgrades, so they might be your best bet if you’re hoping for an invitation to first class comfort. It’s also important to remember that although that bargain-basement ticket might seem like a dream come true, some of the smaller airlines also have some of the smallest seat pitches, meaning you might well spend the entire flight struggling to slumber.Like this? Try these other tips to help you get the most out of your travels:7 hidden extras you can get on flightsSeven fantastic in-flight extras and how to get them, from extra meals to toothpaste.How to survive a long haul flightFollow our 10 survival tips for long flights to emerge refreshed, relaxed and ready to start your holiday when you touch down…10 ways to make Economy feel like First ClassWe’ve got ten hacks to make your economy flight feel like it’s First Class – at a fraction of the cost!How the laptop ban will affect your travel plansThe laptop ban means that those long-haul flights are no longer an opportunity to finish that all-important assignment or to tidy up that spreadsheet. We’ve got the low-down on how it will affect you.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 5. Opt for an upgradeFiguring out how to get an upgrade isn’t as tricky as it used to be. While it’s certainly still possible to get a decent amount of shut-eye in economy (Vietnam Airlines, Air Canada and Air France have the best economy seats when it comes to size, if you were wondering) bagging an upgrade can mean more room to stretch out your legs and some fantastic sleep-inducing perks. One of the best in-flight amenity kits is offered to Emirates’ first class passengers, who get a beautiful moisturiser-infused pyjama set. We’ve got a handy guide full of tips to help with snagging an upgrade right here.6. Avoid the caffeineLove your caffeine fix? Consume with caution. If you struggle to work out how to recover from jet lag, knocking back coffee isn’t going to help – it’s merely going to make it harder to sleep, meaning the inevitable tiredness will hit you like a hammer once you arrive. Instead opt for a herbal tea. Cabin staff will happily provide cups of boiling water, so make sure you’ve got a couple of teabags in your carry-on. The best herbal teas for sleep are ones containing chamomile. This potent herb won’t just help you sleep, either – it’s also one of the best remedies for an upset stomach, which we’re more likely to experience on trips abroad. 3. Bring your own headphonesWe’ve all read horror stories about the headphones handed out on planes, and wondering if those cheap earphones you’ve just been given might contain some weird strain of bacteria is hardly a fast-track ticket to slumberville. Instead, bring your own. And don’t forget that these days, seat-back entertainment systems are seriously impressive; audio options are no longer limited to Michael Bolton albums. Most airlines have options specifically designed for passengers trying to get some shut-eye, including the best mindfulness apps, such as Headspace (available on British Airways). Nature-based audio recordings are often available, too. Sounds such as bird calls or babbling brooks help us sleep because unlike sharp, sudden sounds, which the brain translates as an alarm and which can jolt us awake, these noises imply calm. 4. And breathe…Breathing might sound like an obvious one, but when you’re trying to drift off, take time to think about how you’re inhaling and exhaling. If you know how to meditate, you’ll probably have this down, but you don’t need to me a yogi-in-training to master some breathing basics. “Close your eyes and focus on your breathing while mentally and softly repeating the words IN and OUT,” says Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, a a physiologist and sleep therapist. “Do this for 10 to 20 minutes to calm any jitters but also to help to balance out your energy. And with your eyes closed, visualise roots coming out from your feet and sending them down to the centre of the earth. This is very grounding and can help to minimise the destabilising effect of flying.” It’s also worth investing in a sleep spray or roll-on remedy designed to help you relax. Lavender is one of the best herbs for people who struggle to sleep. We love Neom’s Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist (£20, Neom). 7. Dress downWhat you wear can have a huge affect on your ability to sleep. Opt for layers which can be removed and added with ease and as soon as you settle into your seat, remove your shoes. Doing so will send a signal to your brain that it’s time to relax, and you’ll find it easier to sleep. Choosing clothes which can be layered will also make it easy to regulate your body temperature, and being too hot will make it much harder to sleep. “We need to be able to lose heat in order to call asleep, so being too hot or too cold can prevent this process and make it harder to sleep,” warns Professor Steven Lockley, a sleep expert based at Harvard University. “Traveling with layers that you can add or remove will help you regulate your temperature better. And of course using the air vent to cool down or using a blanket to warm up will also help.” Related10 travel tips to get a good night’s sleep on a long-haul flight with Air TransatWhat’s your trick for getting to sleep on a plane? A luxury eye mask? Noise-cancelling headphones? 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