Henry Cavill boards Legendarys Enola Holmes film

first_imgLos Angeles: “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” star Henry Cavill is the latest star to board the cast of Legendary Studios’ film adaptation of “Enola Holmes” books. The actor joins “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown in the project, to be directed by Harry Bradbeer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Author Nancy Springer has written the book series, which began with 2006’s “The Case of the Missing Marquess in 2006”. The story is about Enola (Millie Bobby Brown), the much younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes who turns out to be a highly capable detective in her own right. Cavill, 36, will portray Sherlock in the film, while actor Helena Bonham Carter will be playing Enola’s mother. Jack Thorne has penned the script. Besides Legendary, Brown and her sister Paige Brown are producing the film through their banner PCMA Productions.last_img read more

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Jennifer Hudson And Jon Bon Jovi Perform At Keep Memory Alive Gala

first_imgOn Thursday, April 27, 2017, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry joined Keep Memory Alive to honor remarkable philanthropist and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, Ronald O. Perelman, at Keep Memory Alive’s 21st annual Power of Love gala inside MGM Grand Garden Arena.Jennifer Hudson Performs At Keep Memory Alive’s 21st annual Power of Love galaThe star-studded event raised funds and awareness for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and its fight against brain disease including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases, multiple sclerosis and multiple system atrophy.Highlights from the night included a surprise $1 million donation from Community Achievement Award recipient and tennis super star, Andre Agassi and wife Stefanie Graf. World-renowned rock star Jon Bon Jovi kicked off the night with a performance of legendary hits “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” “You Give Love A Bad Name” and “Livin’ On A Prayer.”GRAMMY-Award winning artist Jennifer Hudson surprised the crowd and stepped in for Gwen Stefani who was unable to attend due to doctor’s orders. Hudson brought down the house with high-energy performances of “Hallelujah,” “Remember Me” and a Whitney Houston mash-up of “I’m Every Woman” and I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” Celebrity supporters who also attended the event included Steve Schirripa, Kenneth “Baby Face” Edmonds, Larry King and John Paul DeJoria.In addition to honoring Perelman for his outstanding philanthropic efforts, Keep Memory Alive recognized Siegfried Fischbacher of the legendary duo, Siegfried & Roy, with its inaugural Caregiver Award.Continuing its 20-year history, the Power of Love gala showcased a dinner prepared by superstar chefs Michael Mina and Wolfgang Puck, who has participated in every gala since its inception. In addition to enjoying the finest cuisine, wine and spirits, guests bid on one-of-a-kind experiences during the event’s signature live and silent auction. Items auctioned include a week-long vacation sailing off the coast of Australia aboard the ultra-luxurious MY Texas super yacht, a private meet and greet with GRAMMY Award-winning songstress Lady Gaga and a once-and-a-lifetime Italian vacation complete with an exclusive event at the world famous Roman Coliseum headlined by Andrea Bocelli.For more information about Cleveland Clinic’s fight against brain disease, visit clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.last_img read more

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India’s WC squad: Karthik pips Pant, Shankar in at No.4

first_imgNew Delhi: Dinesh Karthik has beaten Rishabh Pant in the race to become the second wicket-keeper in the Indian team for the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales. The five wise men of Indian cricket, led by M.S.K. Prasad, met in Mumbai on Monday and picked the 15-member squad. Vijay Shankar goes to the showpiece event as the number four batsman and Ravindra Jadeja has been picked as the third spinner ahead of a fourth pacer. KL Rahul joins in as the back-up opener. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details While skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, M.S. Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah picked themselves on the back of some consistent show in recent times, there were three main areas of concern that the selectors needed to take a call on. The much-debated number four slot, whether Pant or Karthik go as the second wicket-keeper behind MS Dhoni and finally, if the team will pick a fourth pacer or an additional third spinner considering that the wickets will be on the slower side at this time of the year in England has been answered. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The current Indian team management and selectors have often spoken about continuity and that is exactly what they have done with regards to the team for the World Cup. Having tried Shankar at the top, they have backed him in the squad. The fact that Shankar continued to bat at number three or four in this edition of the IPL for the Sunrisers Hyderabad was another hint that the team management had asked him to settled down to the idea of batting at the top. Karthik has eclipsed Pant to the second wicket-keeper’s spot. Even though Karthik failed to do much in the 12th edition of the cash-rich league, the team management had already said they aren’t looking at it. In the bowling department too, it was a case of backing an in-form Jadeja because not only has he done well for Chennai Super Kings, but also, wickets are expected to be on the slower side during the showpiece event. More importantly, Jadeja brings with him solidarity at the lower end of the batting and not to forget his brilliance on the field. Pandya, having missed the series against Australia, due to issues with his core is back and fits in as the all-rounder who will also be looked at as the finisher. While both Prasad and captain Kohli had made it amply clear that players’ performance in the IPL would not be considered, sources in the know of developments told IANS that it was indeed difficult to ignore some of the breathtaking knocks played by the likes of Rahul. India’s 15-member World Cup Squad: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik.last_img read more

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Nepal launches its first satellite NepaliSat-1 into space from USA

first_imgKathmandu: Nepal Thursday successfully launched its first satellite into space from the US to gather detailed geographical information of the Himalayan nation, evoking unbridled excitement among the people and scientists. Developed by the Nepalese scientists, NepaliSat-1 satellite was launched at 2:31 am (Nepal time) from Virginia in United States, according to Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). Two Nepali scientists, Aabhas Maskey and Hariram Shrestha who are currently studying at Japanese Kyushu Institute of Technology, developed the satellite under the BIRDS project of their institute. Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli congratulated all the scientists and institutions involved in the development of the satellite. He said it was a matter of prestige for the country to have its own satellite. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”Though a humble beginning, with the launching of NepaliSat-1 Nepal has entered the Space-Era. I wish to congratulate all those scientists and institutions that were involved right from the development to its launching thereby enhancing the prestige of our country,” he said in a tweet. Spokesperson for NAST Suresh Kumar Dhungel said they invested in the satellite in a bid to open new paths for space engineering in the country. He said with the help of NepaliSat-1, ground station located at NAST office will communicate and gather images of the geographical area of the country. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsNepaliSat-1 is a low orbit satellite which will be in the 400-km distance from the Earth’s surface. It will be stationed at the International Space Station for a month and then it will be sent to orbit the earth, according to NAST. The satellite will take photographs on a regular basis to gather geographical information of the country. The satellite has a Nepali flag and the NAST logo. It also has the name of the scientists involved in the making of the satellite. Nepal Academy of Science and Technology has invested nearly Rs 20 million for the satellite that weighs 1.3 kilograms, a small satellite with limited capability. Nepal’s first entry into space has brought huge excitement among people and scientists. NAST initiated the launch of the country’s own satellite under the BIRDS project of the Japanese Kyushu Institute of Technology. The BIRDS project has been designed in association with the United Nations and aims at helping countries launch their first satellite.last_img read more

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Thousands of young Ivorians to receive job training under new UN project

The two-year, $3.5 million project by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will complement the ongoing demobilization and reintegration programme in the West African nation, which became split by civil war in 2002 into a rebel-held north and Government-controlled south.Under the project, which will be funded by the Japanese Government and carried out in the Bouaké region, UNIDO will rebuild a centre which will offer training in areas such as welding, vehicle mechanics, woodwork, plumbing, building construction, tailoring, healthcare and food nutrition. The project is designed “to assist the Government of Côte d’Ivoire in its efforts towards a lasting peace, poverty eradication and sustainable social and economic development,” said Yoshiteru Uramoto, Deputy to the Director-General of UNIDO.“Young people, including demobilized combatants, will benefit from a series of training courses. They will get new skills in the productive sectors, and develop entrepreneurial abilities to set up their own micro-enterprises and income-generating activities,” he added. The agreement on the project was signed today in Abidjan by Mr. Uramoto and the Ambassador of Japan to Côte d’Ivoire, Yoshifumi Okamura.“Japan attaches great importance to the role of UNIDO in the post-conflict countries, notably in the restoration of the damaged economy as well as in consolidating peace,” said Mr. Okamura.“What is needed for the future of those countries is for the young people to acquire qualified skills, aside from humanitarian or basic human needs, so as to involve them in the economic recovery and reconstruction.”In keeping with the Ouagadougou Peace Agreements, the 2007 blueprint for political reconciliation, Côte d’Ivoire’s peace process has been focusing on priorities such as the holding of elections, disarmament and all aspects of the reunification of the country. 2 August 2010Some 3,000 young people in Côte d’Ivoire, including ex-fighters and women, will receive training in the construction, manufacturing and service sectors under a new United Nations project that seeks to help them get involved in their country’s economic recovery. read more

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Kosovo heading towards phase of greater stability UN envoy says

Lamberto Zannier, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and the head of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), presented the latest report on the work of the mission, stressing that further progress in dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade is “key to finding solutions to the unresolved issues that hamper Kosovo’s development.”Mr. Zannier said the process of dialogue has begun positively, with three face-to-face meetings so far between the representatives of Kosovo and Serbia.The discussions have “focused on issues of importance to the day-to-day lives of Kosovo’s inhabitants,” he said, citing such subjects as civil registration, freedom of movement and telephony.“I am hopeful that both Pristina and Belgrade will demonstrate the resolve needed to find solutions to all relevant issues in a constructive spirit, so as to solve problems for all communities, as well as to create better conditions for progress on reconciliation and for the further advancement of the entire region towards a common European future.”Mr. Zannier stressed that it is also essential for the parties to treat the situation on the ground both cooperatively and with respect for the concerns of all of Kosovo’s communities.“Solutions that foster trust between Kosovo’s communities stand a much greater chance of serving the interests of long-term peace and stability,” he said.He noted that many problems remain, notably in the north of Kosovo, where inter-communal relations are especially poor and the census has not yet been carried out as scheduled.“The process has been unduly politicized and UNOPS [the UN Office for Project Services] reports that cooperation from local institutions on a number of operational aspects has not been forthcoming, in particular with regard to the formation of local census commissions and recruitment of field staff.“This situation, if not rectified, will be detrimental for everybody. Without proper collection of data on the dimension and composition of the communities, it will be more difficult to plan the much needed interventions to promote the economic and social development of this region.”The returns process across Kosovo also remains slow, in part because of a struggling economy marked by high unemployment and heavy public spending.“Although there are expectations of significant economic growth, there is still a lack of foreign investment; moreover, inflation is rising and in March the consumer price index was 10.8 per cent higher than it had been one year before,” the Special Representative said. 12 May 2011Kosovo appears to be heading towards a period of increased political stability that should in turn promoter greater dialogue between representatives of Kosovo and Serbia, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today. read more

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Ukraine Ban welcomes release of abducted military observers urges calm as violence

In a statement issued by his spokesperson in New York, the UN chief expressed his appreciation to all who helped facilitate their safe release, including Russia. The observers, under the auspices of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and accompanying Ukrainian military staff, had been held since 25 April by gunmen in Slovyansk, the scene of a spate of recent violence. “[The Secretary-General] once again underscores that those responsible for the capture and detention of the unarmed monitors should be held accountable for their actions, as well as those who continue such unlawful acts in the country,” says the statement, reiterating that international missions and their counterparts working in Ukraine must be allowed to perform their duties unimpeded. Briefing an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council yesterday, Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, who, at Mr. Ban’s request, will be heading to region next week, reported that Slovyansk has been occupied by armed insurgents since 12 April. During the ongoing operations by the authorities, according to Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense, two helicopters were shot down over the city Thursday night, with at least one pilot killed, Mr. Feltman told the Council, as he also warned of rising violence in Odessa. That sentiment was echoed in the statement by Mr. Ban, who welcomed the release of the monitors, but also expressed deep sadness at the tragic loss of lives yesterday in violent clashes in the city of Odessa. “He extends his condolences to the families of those killed and wishes the many injured a speedy and full recovery. He calls for swift and conclusive investigations into this tragic incident,” the statement said. Media reports suggest that clashes at a trade union building in the Black Sea city sparked a fire that killed and wounded dozens of people. “The Secretary-General once again stresses that a political and diplomatic solution is the only way out of the crisis” says the statement, reiterating Mr. Ban’s urgent call to those involved and all those with influence on the situation to assume their responsibilities and to play a constructive role to de-escalate, end the violence and work towards a peaceful and lasting resolution. “He underscores the need for all to fully respect Ukraine’s unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the statement concludes. read more

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Ohio State volleyball takes down Michigan Michigan State

OSU senior outside hitter Erin Sekinger (12) enters the court to take on Michigan State on Oct. 24 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-2. Credit: Taylor Cameron / Lantern photographerAfter defeating Michigan and Michigan State over the weekend, members of the No. 20 Ohio State women’s volleyball team had a brighter outlook than earlier in the season.“We’re starting to believe in ourselves,” senior outside hitter Erin Sekinger said. “We are stepping on the court believing we can take any team and hang with any team.”Against the Wolverines (10-10, 5-5) on Saturday, the Buckeyes (16-6, 7-3) completed a clean sweep (25-21, 25-21, 25-19), a first against a Big Ten opponent at home this season.The Buckeyes were led in kills by Sekinger and freshman outside hitter Luisa Schirmer who each had 12. Senior setter Taylor Sherwin led all players with 37 assists and added nine digs. Sophomore libero Valeria León led the team in digs with 11.Wolverine freshman defensive specialist Caroline Knop led all players in kills with 13 and junior defensive specialist Lindsey Lerg led all players in digs with 13. Senior setter Lexi Dannemiller, a native of West Chester, Ohio, led the Wolverines in assists with 35.OSU junior middle blocker Andrea Kacsits got her first start of the season since she injured a finger on her right hand before the first match of the season against Oregon. She had two kills, a dig and a service ace.With the win against the Wolverines, the Buckeyes topped their six Big Ten wins from a season ago and have their best record after 10 conference games since the 2005-06 season when the Buckeyes also started Big Ten play at 7-3 through 10 conference games.Against the Spartans (12-9, 5-5) on Friday, the Buckeyes were challenged as they played in their eighth five-set match of the season, but prevailed to stay undefeated at home (25-20, 14-25, 25-20, 14-25, 15-6).Junior Elizabeth Campbell led all players in kills with 16 and added 11 digs, followed by Schirmer who had 14 kills. León led all players in digs with 23 and Sherwin led all players in assists with 40.Spartan freshman setter and Big Ten Freshman of the Week Rachel Minarick almost had a triple-double as she provided the Spartans with 34 assists, 10 digs and nine kills. Senior libero Kori Moster, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, led her team in digs with 22.The Buckeyes’ win against Michigan State is their first since Oct. 20, 2012, when they defeated the Spartans, 3-1, in East Lansing, Mich.Coach Geoff Carlston said he was glad he saw the number of error’s go down against the Wolverines, as the Buckeyes had 33 attacking error’s against the Spartans, causing them to have a .077 attacking percentage for the game.“We took the win (against Michigan State) and we ran,” Carlston said. “They’re very different teams and very different situations…we played a lot better. We played a lot cleaner (against Michigan) than we did last night.”The Buckeyes’ next opponent is No. 7 Penn State (20-3, 8-2), whom they’re scheduled to play twice this week.The Buckeyes are scheduled to play the Nittany Lions in State College, Pa., on Tuesday at 7 p.m., before returning to St. John Arena on Friday for another 7 p.m. match start. read more

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Army comes under fire for holding makeup sessions to recruit women soldiers

first_imgHowever, critics have described the “Military Makeup” initiative as a “huge gender stereotyping blunder” which betrays the Army’s out-of-date approach to women in the military.Adrian Trett, a Lib Dem parliamentary candidate, wrote on Twitter: “Awful gender stereotyping by Army advert.”Baroness Burt, the Liberal Democrat equalities spokesman, added: “If the Army thinks that some green make-up is the way to recruit women, they are very seriously out of touch with modern women.“This kind of patronising gender stereotyping will do nothing to enhance the image of the army – to men or women.”Lawyers who deal with cases of gender discrimination in the military, say the initiative is an example of discrimination right at the start of the recruitment process and gives the impression women are unlikely to be treated equally, either on the frontline orin the barracks.Ahmed Al-Nahhas, a partner in the military team at London-based legal firm Bolt Burdon Kemp, said: “There is a great deal of concern about sexual culture and harassment in the military. Service men and women are protected against discrimination by law and the Ministry of Defense has detailed guidance about the rights of service personnel in the workplace.“This is yet another example of the law and regulations being disregarded. Even where such behavior might be unintentionally offensive, or at worst patronising, it can create a harmful atmosphere and encourage the wrong attitudes. Our service men and women are equally deserving of respect and their rights should be protected.” The Army described the initiative as “light-hearted”, but apologised for any offence it might have caused. A spokesman said: “We’re proud that the Times placed us in its top 50 Employers for Women this year because we’re firmly committed to promoting equality. We regret any offence caused by this light-hearted appeal for visitors at a make-up fair to trial military camouflage.”  The row comes just days after the Football Association was criticised after it suggested girl players should be given pink whistles and colourful bibs which “smell nice” and that music should be played during matches to increase female participation in football.The document, hosted on the Sussex FA website, suggests coaches should “incorporate a Twitter break” and “should allow girls time to check their phones within a session”.The FA guidance also states that girls should be offered incentives such as pocket mirrors, cinema vouchers and pink knitted gloves.Girls at one school in Durham have written to Martin Glenn, the FA chief executive, saying: “We aren’t brainless Barbie dolls, we don’t all like the same colour pink.” 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. The British Army has long pronounced itself in favour of greater diversity by encouraging more women and ethnic minority recruits to join its ranks.But it now faces criticism after trying to attract more women by staging “Military Makeup” sessions.The official Army recruitment channel has been deploying targeted advertising on social media to encourage more women to attend its events, with the promise of “girly” make-up practice.An army recruitment Facebook page targeted women in Scotland, encouraging them to attend its stand at the Girls’ Day Out fashion and beauty show, at Glasgow’s Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre.A notice on its Army Jobs thread stated: “Ladies, have you been to our ‘Military Makeup’ stand at SECC #Glasgow yet? We’re here all weekend, so come and try out some Cam cream and take some selfies with Our Girls. Make sure you pop along to see us and ask your #ArmyJobs questions and to take some #selfies with the team. #ABetterYou #ItsanArmyGirlThing.”The 154 Scottish Regiment RLC then posted several photographs of women soldiers, including some applying camouflage make up.It stated: “The @GirlsDayOutShow has an all female recruiting @ArmyScotlandteam. Come and chat to our team. We want to know the girls behind the make up! We are searching for real beauty #SheWhoDaresWins.”The posts were taken down after attracting criticism on social media.Those behind the initiative say it was intended to broaden the appeal of the Army to young women who might not otherwise consider joining by promoting the recruitment message in an innovative way. Army tweet Social media message promoting the British Army women's recruitment campaign Social media message promoting the British Army women’s recruitment campaignlast_img read more

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Croatia defeat Serbia again but harder than in Umag

croatiahrvatskaManuel StrlekMomir IlicrukometserbiaSlavko Goluzasrbija ← Previous Story Spanish smash Norway with 18 goals – Poland beat Hungary Next Story → Germany with second win over the Czech Republic The Croatian and Serbian handball players played their last preparation game before the World Championship 2015 in Qatar which commences on the 15th of January. Croatia already won in Umag once, and the following day they defeated Serbia yet once again, but with much more difficulty. In front of full hall in Rijeka and where attack proved stronger weapon for both teams than their defence, the Slavko Goluza boys were able to celebrate 34:30 (16:14) victory over Serbia. Manuel Strlek scored 6 goals for Croatia, while Momir Ilic was the most top scorer of the match with 8 goals. read more

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Windows 8 lOS mobile pourrait bénéficier du Kinect

first_imgWindows 8 : l’OS mobile pourrait bénéficier du KinectDes rumeurs laissent penser que le prochain téléphone Windows 8 de Microsoft, l’Apollo, serait doté d’une technologie Kinect. Un ajout sans doute destiné a contré le Siri d’Apple.Des sources à VR-Zone affirment avoir discuté en privé avec des employés de Microsoft à propos de la prochaine étape dans les technologies liées au Kinect. Il ressort de cet entretien officieux que Microsoft travaillerait à faire tenir la Kinect Natural User Interface de la Xbox 360 sur le petit format de ses appareils Windows 8. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Microsoft dédierait apparemment de plus de fond à cette possibilité, voulant sans doute trouver une réponse contre les commandes par la voix de l’iPhone 4S. Le Kinect est un outil puissant, peut-être même la caméra ultime. En plus de reconnaitre la voix comme le Siri d’Apple, il peut détecter vos gestes, où même, dernier ajout, vos émotions ! À quand un thème visuel Windows 8 qui vire au rouge quand vous êtes en colère ?Pour inclure ces commandes visuelles à l’Apollo, Microsoft devra le doter de pas moins de 3 caméras. La troisième est une caméra infrarouge, et c’est celle qui est le plus susceptible d’être sacrifiée pour gagner de la place. Le Windows Phone Apollo est attendu vers le milieu de l’année. Le 12 avril 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Immigration Attorneys perspective on government shutdown

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Immigration Attorney’s perspective on government shutdown 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Local Immigration Attorney Esther Valdes stops by Good Morning San Diego to discuss the government shutdown on day 34. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Posted: January 24, 2019 KUSI Newsroom January 24, 2019last_img read more

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ENSTAR strike ends without a new contract

first_imgThe ENSTAR operating employees strike is over, but the workers do not have a new contract. After two and a half weeks, they voted to return to work today.Download Audio:Greg Walker with Local 367 says not all of the employees wanted to go back, but he says they didn’t want the community to suffer.“There’s a tremendous amount of work that needs to be done in the state. I know that the developers, many of the people who have new construction and are looking for gas service to be put to those homes, are way behind schedule. And we don’t want the community to suffer in this strike.”Walker says the union is trying new tactics to come to a contract agreement with Canadian-owned ENSTAR over retirement benefits. He says they will continue to picket, and the strike sent the company a strong message.“Did we make any progress whatsoever? We’ll only know that answer down the road,” he said.John Sims with ENSTAR said in a statement that the company accepted the employees’ unconditional offer to return to work, and all offices are open for regular business.The union says the operating employees’ old contract is still in full force while negotiations continue.last_img read more

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Traffic After Harvey And Fertitta Buys The Rockets The Good Bad And

first_img Share A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in on the massive traffic delays the city is experiencing as the region tries to recover from Hurricane Harvey, JJ Watt’s abundant fundraising for Harvey relief efforts, and Tilman Fertitta buying the Rockets.Our panel of non-experts this week includes:Vlad Davidiuk, communication director for the Harris County Republican PartyLisa Falkenberg, columnist for the Houston ChroniclePaul Pendergraft, retired Houston Public Media producerlast_img read more

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Tim Cook Says the Apple Watch Will Be Available in April

first_img The Apple Watch is shipping in April, CEO Tim Cook announced Tuesday.However, Cook did not give a specific launch date. He only said development was on track.When Apple first introduced the Apple Watch in September, it only said it was targeting an “early 2015” launch. Earlier reports suggested Apple was targeting a March launch.Apple will likely need to hold another event to go over more details about the Apple Watch. At the initial unveiling, we only got a tiny glimpse at everything it’ll be able to do.Some big questions remain. We know the cheapest Apple Watch model will cost $350. But the device comes in several variations made out of premium materials like stainless steel and gold. Some have predicted the most expensive Apple Watches could cost as much as $5,000.Battery life is another mystery. Apple’s official line is that you’ll have to charge the Apple Watch every night, but it wouldn’t get more specific than that. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman reported that Apple was targeting 19 hours of use on a charge as of 2014. It’s possible Apple has been able to squeeze more battery life since then. Rival smartwatches like Samsung’s Gear 2 can last two to three days on a charge under normal use.Finally, Apple still needs to explain how it plans to sell the Apple Watch. There are so many different variations and options that Apple will likely need to change how it sells the device in stores. It’ll also be interesting to find out which third-party retailers will sell the Apple Watch. 2 min read This story originally appeared on Business Insider Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. January 27, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more

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What is Chromes Copyless Paste feature

first_imgWhat is Chrome’s Copyless Paste feature? by Martin Brinkmann on May 16, 2017 in Google Android – 4 commentsCopyless Paste is a new Google Chrome feature on Android devices that provides suggestions based on previous activity in the browser.A basic example is the following: you visit the website of a restaurant in Google Chrome on Android, and check it out. When you switch to Maps afterwards, that restaurant may be listed in the suggestions so that you don’t need to copy and paste the name or other information anymore.Before we take a look at the feature in detail, how to enable or disable it right now, it is probably a good idea to address privacy concerns beforehand.Google notes that Copyless Paste (or App Indexing) is a local-only feature. No data is transferred when the feature is enabled, as the feature uses local indexing only.Enable Copyless PasteCopyless Paste is an experimental feature right now in Chrome for Android. You need to run at least Chrome 60 to enable it, as it is not yet part of Chrome Stable or Beta (which are on 58 and 59 currently).Google describes Copyless Paste in the following way:Provide suggestions for text input, based on your recent context. For example, if you looked at a restaurant website and switched to the Maps app, the keyboard would offer the name of that restaurant as a suggestion to enter into the search bar. The data is indexed locally and never sent to the server. It’s disabled in incognito mode.To enable the feature, check the version of Chrome first by tapping on menu, and selecting Help & Feedback > Menu > Version info.Once you have made sure that the Chrome version is at least 60.x, you may do the following to enable the new Copyless Paste feature of the browser:Type chrome://flags in the browser’s address bar and hit submit.You may load chrome://flags/#enable-copyless-paste as well if you read this page in the browser. This jumps directly to the right flag on the experimental flags page.If you don’t, select Menu > Find on page, and enter copyless paste. This should bring you to the same preference right away.Switch the status of the preference to enabled.Tap on the restart button to restart the mobile browser.Copyless Paste is enabled now.Note that Copyless Paste may not work as intended right now. I tried several restaurant searches in Chrome, but never got the suggestions when I checked out the Maps application. Maybe it is still being worked on, or requires a specific version of Android to work.Anyway, if you want to give it a try, you know how now. You can follow the instructions above to disable the feature again. Just set the status of it to disabled this time, and restart the Chrome browser on the Android device.Closing WordsIt should be clear that the feature won’t replace copy and paste completely. While it may help you in some situations, it won’t do anything if you want to copy text for instance. It may be convenient at times, but there is no way of telling whether the feature picked up the right bits of text until you open another app and look at the suggestions.Now You: Is copyless paste a useful feature?SummaryArticle NameWhat is Chrome’s Copyless Paste feature?DescriptionCopyless Paste is a new Google Chrome feature on Android devices that provides suggestions based on previous activity in the browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Gus Kenworthy claps back at people unhappy he boycotted White House visit

first_imgGus Kenworthy’s funny ‘leave me alone Adam Rippon’ tweet upset peopleAdam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy: ‘We’re here, we’re queer’Gay Olympian Gus Kenworthy: Anti-LGBT VP Mike Pence is ‘bad fit’ to lead Winter Olympics delegationRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gus-kenworthy-claps-back-at-people-unhappy-he-boycotted-white-house-visit/ Gus Kenworthy. | Photo: Gus Kenworthy / Instagram He wrote: ‘To those saying @Adaripp [Adam Rippon] and I shouldn’t get gov’t funding since we skipped the White House visit: WE DON’T!‘Absolutely $0.‘The US is one of the only countries that doesn’t pay a penny to it’s Olympic team to train/ compete. All money comes from sponsors and private donations,’ he tweeted.Adam Rippon agreed and replied to the tweet: ‘Go off mom.’The pair became very close during the Winter Olympic Games earlier this year, posting photos together during the competition. They even tweeted: ‘We’re here, we’re queer.’They even shared a kiss on stage at the GLAAD Awards earlier this month.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The Olympic freestyle skier took to Twitter on Thursday (26 April) to address the situation. He tweeted: ‘All US Olympians and Paralympians are invited to visit the White House and meet the President after the Games.‘Today is this year’s visit and USOC spokesperson says he’s never seen so many athletes turn down their invites. The resistance is real,’ he said.Other Olympians boycotting the event include Lindsey Vonn, Erin Hamlin, Adam Rippon, Chloe Kim, Jessie Diggins and David Wise.Adam Rippon: ‘Go off mom’But then backlash erupted when unhappy people claimed the athletes shouldn’t receive government funding if they don’t attend the White House reception.Gus Kenworthy at the ESPY Awards. | Photo: Disney | ABC Television Group / FlickrSo, again, Kenworthy took to Twitter last night to explain. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Gus Kenworthy clapped back at people who were unhappy he didn’t attend a White House reception on Friday (27 April).last_img read more

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first_imgNews | June 07, 2013 Toshiba Ultrasound Achieves 28 Percent Business Growth Aplio 500 and 300 systems drive 52 percent growth in radiology, according to Klein Biomedical Consultants 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral valve on a GE Healthcare Vivid E95 … read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more Related Content News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 26, 2019 Intelligent Ultrasound Group Collaborating With the National Imaging Academy Wales Artificial intelligence (AI)-based ultrasound software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group plc (AIM:… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more June 7, 2013 — Led by the launch of the Aplio 500 and Aplio 300 ultrasound systems, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. saw a 28 percent U.S. ultrasound business growth in 2012, far exceeding the industry’s 3 percent, according to Klein Biomedical Consultants Inc.’s industry report published in April 2013.“Toshiba developed significant momentum in 2012, achieving a radiology business growth of 52 percent, to go along with its impressive overall performance,” said Harvey Klein, Ph.D., Klein Biomedical Consultants Inc. “We also conduct a competitive assessment of ultrasound manufacturers based on 31 different criteria, like company reputation, financial condition, products, marketing, service and others. Toshiba made the largest jump of any of the 11 major companies in the industry, finishing third, a testament to its product portfolio and corporate strength.”For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read morelast_img read more

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Viking Ocean Cruises and Fincantieri have signed a

first_imgViking Ocean Cruises and Fincantieri have signed a memorandum of agreement for the construction of two additional cruise ships, with an option for another two. The two new ships will enter Viking’s fleet in 2021 and 2022 respectively, and will follow delivery of Viking Sun in late 2017, Viking Spirit in 2018, and a sixth, yet-to-be-named, ship to be delivered in 2019.The new ships will follow the same successful and award-winning design as the current ships ordered and in operation. The entire fleet is comprised of all-veranda staterooms; each ship has a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons and accommodates 930 guests in 465 cabins. As with the other sister ships, the new ships will be built according to the latest navigation regulations and equipped with the most modern safety systems, including the “safe return to port” system.Viking is forecasted to have a dominant market share of the luxury ocean industry in 2020 of 23.9% (on a per berth basis according to Cruise Industry News). The agreement will be effective subject to financing and other customary closing conditions.IMAGE: Viking Star Viking Cruiseslast_img read more

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