UAE fines second player for ‘unethical hair’

first_imgAl Ain UAE fines second player in a week for ‘unethical hair’ Seth Vertelney 02:24 2/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Caio, Al-Ain Karim Sahib Al Ain World Cup WTF Brazilian midfielder Caio follows Murad Batna of Al Wahda as the Arab nation cracked down on the style of various footballers Al Ain’s midfielder Caio has become the second player in a week in the United Arab Emirates to be fined for “unethical hair.”The Brazilian was fined AED1,000 (€219) by the UAE FA’s disciplinary committee for his hairstyle. Caio’s punishment comes just a week after Murad Batna of Al Wahda was hit with a similar fine for the same offence.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The UAE’s Arabian Gulf League imposes strict restrictions on hairstyles, and players who wear mohawks or leave the side of their heads shaved are at risk of fines. Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan also ran afoul of the league’s hair restrictions last season. Gyan was one of 46 players found guilty of breaching the Arabian Gulf League’s rules at the time. Offending players are sent a letter threatening further action if the hair issue is not corrected.last_img read more

Iowa Adds 20 Recruits On National Signing Day

first_imgVeiw from the front of Kinnick Stadium.IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 7: General view as fans walk outside Kinnick Stadium before the match-up between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Missouri State Bears on September 7, 2013 in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 28-14. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)Iowa is getting ready to bring in an important recruiting class in 2019 and took a major step towards getting those players on the field during National Signing Day.The Iowa Hawkeyes Football Twitter page revealed 20 players that had joined their Class of 2019 by signing a letter of intent.Among the players announced were three 4-star prospects: OT Ezra Miller, OLB Jestin Jacobs, and OT Taylor Endres.247Sports has Miller ranked as the No. 25 OT in the country, Jacobs as the No. 17 OLB, and Endres as No. 33 OT.He holds the record for most campus visits during the Coach Ferentz Era – ?OL Ezra Miller | #Swarm19 https://t.co/wAIrCXFeUH pic.twitter.com/UUQLuzWlXb— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) December 19, 2018Bucked the rest for the Hawkeye State – ? LB Jestin Jacobs | #Swarm19 https://t.co/wAIrCXFeUH pic.twitter.com/qT4tMchD1P— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) December 19, 2018OLine U just got better – ? OL Tyler Endres | #Swarm19 https://t.co/wAIrCXFeUH pic.twitter.com/xTOq5HfhvJ— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) December 19, 2018Five of the players recruited were ranked in the top-10 in their respective states, according to 247Sports: Miller (Iowa), Jacobs (Ohio), Endres (Iowa), along with TE Logan Lee (Indiana) and OG Justin Britt (Indiana).Naturally, an Iowa recruiting class would not be complete without some tight ends.In addition to Logan Lee, the Hawkeyes added tight ends Josiah Miamen and Sam LaPorta.last_img read more

Vivo S1 set to launch in India on August 7

first_img Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiJuly 22, 2019UPDATED: July 23, 2019 15:47 IST HIGHLIGHTSVivo is set to launch the Vivo S1 in India on August 7, 2019.The Vivo S1 is likely to be available in India in two colour variants.The Vivo S1 is likely to cost around Rs 20,000 in India.Earlier this month, Vivo launched the Vivo Z1 in India with a starting price of Rs 14,990. Now, the tech giant is gearing to launch a new smartphone series in India. After successfully launching its S-series Vivo S1 in China and Thailand earlier this year, Vivo is planning to bring the same device in India very soon.As per the invite shared by the company, Vivo will launch the Vivo S1 in India on August 7, 2019. Vivo has been teasing the details of its upcoming smartphone via its official Twitter handle. The company also took to the micro-blogging platform to share a TVC of the Vivo S1 featuring Sara Ali Khan. The video showed the actress showing off the upcoming smartphone in two colour variants – one with a shade of teal and the other with a shade of blue.The TVC, besides highlighting the colours that the Vivo S1 would sport, also showed off some of the other key features of the upcoming smartphone, which includes a triple rear camera setup, a water drop notch, in-display fingerprint sensor and a design that features slim bezels.As mentioned before, Vivo has already launched the Vivo S1 in some international markets. The Chinese smartphone maker is expected to launch its S-series smartphone with similar specifications in India as well. For your reference, the Vivo S1 that has been launched in some international markets features a 6.38-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch and a screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels. The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P65 processor and runs on Android 9.0 Pie with Funtouch OS 9 on top.advertisementAs far as the RAM is concerned, Vivo launched the Vivo S1 with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal memory in the international markets. However, it is possible that Vivo might offer more memory variants in India. In terms of the camera, the Vivo S1 comes with a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 16MP primary camera, an 8MP wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, the phone will come with a 32MP selfie camera. The phone is backed by 4,500mAh battery.While there is no word on the pricing yet, but the phone is likely to be priced around Rs 20,000 in India.ALSO READ: | Vivo S1 shown off by Sara Ali Khan in new TVC ahead of August India launchALSO READ: | Vivo Z1 Pro launched in India: Key specs, special features, India price, availability and everything elseALSO READ: | Vivo S1 coming to India soon and will be big on design and camera, possible launch in AugustGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow vivoFollow vivo s1 Vivo S1 set to launch in India on August 7Earlier today, Vivo India shared a TVC of the upcoming Vivo S1. The TVC shared by the company showed Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan showing off the upcoming smartphone sporting a water-drop notch and triple rear camera setup.advertisementlast_img read more

Clinique de santé dans la région de Digby

first_imgLes gens de la région de Digby qui n’ont pas de médecin de famille ont maintenant accès à une nouvelle clinique de soins de santé primaires. Grâce à l’aide du gouvernement provincial, la régie South West Health a procédé à l’ouverture officielle de la clinique, aujourd’hui 10 janvier. « Nous savons que de nombreuses personnes de la région de Digby n’ont pas de médecin de famille et doivent avoir recours au service d’urgence de la région pour obtenir des soins de santé primaires », a dit le député Jim Morton, au nom de David Wilson, ministre de la Santé et du Mieux-être. « L’objectif de la nouvelle clinique de santé, dans le cadre de la stratégie pour des meilleurs soins plus tôt, est d’offrir l’accès à un médecin pour une population considérable de la région de Digby. » Les gens pourront se rendre à la clinique, située à l’hôpital général de Digby, pour consulter un médecin ou une infirmière autorisée en milieu familial, sur rendez-vous, le lundi entre 8 h 30 et 15 h 30. Des heures supplémentaires seront ajoutées à mesure qu’un plus grand nombre de médecins et de fournisseurs de soins de santé primaires seront disponibles. « Grâce à cette clinique, nous pouvons offrir aux médecins qui ne veulent pas nécessairement établir un cabinet à temps plein la chance d’offrir des services à nos patients dans un environnement de centre de santé établi, a dit la Dre Alenia Kysela, vice-présidente, Médecine, régie régionale de la santé South West Health. Lorsqu’ils offriront des services réguliers, nous espérons que certains d’entre eux seront incités à continuer. » « Il s’agit de la première étape d’un modèle de soins de santé concertés pour la prestation de services dans le nouveau centre de santé de Digby. » Le Dr Alan Dill, qui travaillera à la clinique de Digby, souligne qu’il s’agit d’excellentes nouvelles pour la région. « En offrant des services de soins de santé aux gens qui n’ont pas de médecin de famille dans la région, nous contribuerons à atténuer la pression dans les services d’urgence, ce qui contribuera à réduire les temps d’attente. » Les gens de la région de Digby qui n’ont pas de médecin de famille ou de fournisseur de soins de santé primaires peuvent prendre rendez-vous en composant le 902-245-2502, poste 3282.last_img read more

Crown expected to wrap evidence portion in Dennis Oland murder trial

first_imgSAINT JOHN, N.B. — A bloodstained jacket, a missing cellphone and a multitude of police errors — Crown prosecutors are expected to conclude the evidence portion of their case against Dennis Oland at his second degree murder trial in Saint John, N.B., today.Oland has been charged with the bludgeoning death of his father, multimillionaire businessman Richard Oland, in what the prosecution has described as a fit of rage spurred by Dennis Oland’s money problems.The Crown will wrap up its blood and DNA evidence this morning, replaying testimony from Oland’s first trial in 2015.A jury convicted the 51-year-old investment adviser at that time but the verdict was set aside on appeal and the new trial ordered.The final prosecution witness, John Ainsworth, will be cross examined by defence this afternoon.He was in the building where Richard Oland was murdered on July 6, 2011, and likely heard the murder. But he didn’t see anything and he can’t pinpoint the time.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Air Canada experiencing technical issue affecting airport operations

first_imgThe Canadian Press Air Canada says it is experiencing a technical issue affecting its airport operations, check-in and call centres.The airline says in a tweet Tuesday that it is working to resolve the problem, but did not say when they expect service to be restored.Toronto Pearson International Airport, as well as the airports in Calgary and Vancouver, say they are working to support Air Canada.The Toronto airport’s website shows more than two dozen Air Canada flights that were to depart from the city have been delayed.Air Canada could not immediately be reached for further comment.last_img read more

UN launches flash appeal as Somali refugees flood into Kenya

“This refugee migration is occurring in a predominantly pastoralist area of Kenya already severely stressed by three seasons of drought, with the majority of pastoralist households already dependent on humanitarian aid,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a news release.The UN High Commissioner for Refuges (UNHCR) said today it will lead the emergency response in collaboration with the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO), along with several non-governmental organisations (NGOs).The long-running Dadaab camp in north-eastern Kenya now hosts 160,000 Somalis in three sites, mostly from previous influxes from a country torn by 15 years of factional wars as well as by drought, “so we would need to find a new location for new arrivals,” UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told a news briefing in Geneva.“In the past two weeks, the arrival rate reached 1,000 a day on several occasions, and 2,000 per day on October 4-5. A total of 14,000 have crossed since September 1,” she added.The sudden surge comes as the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) expands its influence beyond the Somali capital, Mogadishu, and jockeys for power with the Transitional Federal Government in Baidoa and various warlord militias.UNHCR has suspended operations at the Somalia-Kenya border for the last few days to set up a more efficient screening and registration process. “We’re doing this because we’ve seen evidence that some refugees in the Dadaab camps have tried to cheat the system by registering twice so that they can get extra ration cards,” Ms. Pagonis said. “We have deployed additional staff members to Dadaab to implement emergency registration procedures, which include fingerprinting all new arrivals.” UNHCR also reported today that a three-year-old girl was diagnosed on Friday with polio in one of the three sprawling camps in Dadaab – the first case in Kenya in more than 20 years. There have been 30 cases of polio so far in Somalia in 2006. “The girl had reportedly received all necessary vaccinations but still contracted polio,” Ms. Pagonis said. “This new case is quite worrying, and a team composed of Government officials, UNHCR, WHO and UNICEF is on the way to Dadaab today to organize a response to this threat.” read more

Cuban Players Already Have Been Gaining Ground In MLB

Even before President Obama’s announcement Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba were re-establishing diplomatic relations, the countries’ baseball relations were warming.Twenty-five players who were born in Cuba played for a Major League Baseball team in 2014, and together they accumulated 27.5 wins above replacement, according to Baseball Reference’s Play Index. Those are the highest totals for Cuban players in MLB since 1970 — back when players such as Tony Oliva, Tony Perez and Bert Campaneris, who’d signed with major-league teams before the U.S. trade embargo kicked in, were still stars.Raw numbers overstate the growing Cuban power in the majors. MLB has expanded from 24 teams in 1970 to 30 today. There are more players of all nationalities, and more wins above replacement to go around. (Roughly 1,000 per season these days.) But even as a percentage of MLB totals, Cuban batters and total Cuban WAR reached levels this past season not seen in at least 40 years.That level still isn’t all that high. Cuban players accounted for less than 3 percent of all wins above replacement last season. But even if Congress doesn’t lift the embargo, Cuban players already in the majors are likely to keep getting better and increase their share of MLB wins. Jose Abreu, Yasiel Puig, Leonys Martin and Jose Fernandez all are in their 20s. Each man has, in just the last two years, had seasons among the best ever for Cuban MLB players.It’s possible that a player who has debuted recently or who will join the league in the warmer diplomatic climate will become MLB’s best ever Cuban player. Only two Cubans have accumulated more than 54 wins above replacement in MLB history: Rafael Palmeiro and Luis Tiant. Neither was elected to the Hall of Fame. read more

Patients are not priority warn half of staff at scandal ambulance service

Geraint Davies told staff that there were a “range of options” for staff who wanted to raise concerns including the appointment of a whistleblowing champion at board level.The executive previously in charge of whistleblowing had accused Mr Davies and the trust’s previous chief executive of bullying, in a complaint which was upheld by an independent investigation, which did not comment on the specifics of the allegations. Dave Hawkins  Credit:Simon Dack /Alamy Almost half of staff at a scandal-hit ambulance trust do not think their patients are put first, with almost one quarter too frightened to raise safety concerns with managers, research shows.The NHS staff survey shows that South East Coast Ambulance trust is the worst in the country across a host of rankings.The trust has been at the centre of a string of scandals, with at least two call handlers saying they were driven to attempt suicide as a result of an “endemic culture of bullying”.Several claimed they were left under such pressure they could not concentrate on emergency calls, impairing their responses to the public.Almost 1,300 staff from the trust – which is on special measures – responded to an NHS survey, which tracks the views of employees across the whole of the health service. Ambulance A trust spokesman said: “We recognise that the results are extremely disappointing but they reflect, to a great extent, the challenges that the Trust has faced during the last year and the impact that these have had on staff. Much has already been done to address some of the issues the survey highlights but we still have a long way to go.  Moving forwards, we remain committed to improving the working environment for our staff, as well as the service we provide to our patients.“We already have plans in place to make improvements across many areas identified in the survey e.g. tackling bullying and harassment for example, but will also use these latest results to establish where further actions need to be taken. A big part of this will be engaging with staff across the Trust on our plans and working with them to identify solutions.”Mr Sutton said last month that he stood by his record as chief executive of the trust, adding: “I refute the wholly unsubstantiated allegations concerning my personal conduct.”The NHS survey, answered by 423,000 health service workers, showed that overall almost half of hospital staff did not think there were enough staff to do their job properly. Dave Hawkins, a senior operational manager for the ambulance trust, was  reported to have said ‘the oldies have to go in the end’ The Telegraph has exposed a series of scandals at the trust, after whistleblowers raised concerns that patients were being put at risk by covert policies to delay ambulance responses, and by a culture of bullying.Last month the acting chief executive of the trust – now on leave – emailed all staff, telling them he was “saddened” that staff had gone to the press with their concerns. Paul Sutton resigned as chief executive of South East Coast Ambulance Service trust in May 2016 after he was found to have authorised a covert policy to deliberately delay thousands of calls  Paul Sutton  In the report, seen by the Telegraph, Paul Sutton,  then head of the trust, was accused of sleeping with young female staff and running a “boys’ club” which protected staff who fiddled figures, and “trashed” the reputations of whistleblowers.The trust has now begun a project to tackle bullying and harassment, and said that previous allegations of bullying had been fully investigated.A new chief executive, Daren Mochie,  from the Scottish Ambulance Service is due to take up post at the trust next month.  In recent weeks, ambulances have been stripped of drugs after unauthorised and foreign medications, without English labels, were found to be in use. The trust said no patient safety incidents had been recorded. ​ Ambulance car Credit:Terry Blackman /Alamy The trust’s findings are the worst of any ambulance trust.  On dozens of measures, it also fared worse than all hospitals. 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. In total, 43 per cent said they did not think care of patients was their organisation’s top priority – the worst finding in the country, against an average of 25 per cent among ambulance trusts.Just 49 per cent said the trust acted on concerns raised by patients, with 36 per cent having witnessed errors or near misses that could have harmed patients in the last month.When staff were involved in such incidents, less than one quarter expected to be treated fairly.One in three staff said they had been bullied by managers.And 23 per cent of staff said they would not feel “secure” raising concerns about unsafe clinical practice, the survey found.  Across the whole of the NHS, the figure was nine per cent. read more

Arthropodes découverte du cactus qui marche créature inhabituelle

first_imgArthropodes : découverte du “cactus qui marche”, créature inhabituelleDes scientifiques allemands sont en train d’étudier le “cactus qui marche”, un organisme découvert dans le sud-ouest de la Chine. Il pourrait aider à mieux comprendre l’origine du groupe des arthropodes.Les arthropodes sont des organismes caractérisés par un squelette externe (le plus souvent formé de chitine, comme chez les fourmis par exemple) et disposant de pattes. Ils regroupent plus d’un million et demi d’espèces différentes parmi lesquelles on retrouve les trilobites, les crustacés, les arachnides et toutes sortes d’insectes.À lire aussiLe secret de mystérieuses pyramides chinoises enfin percé ?Des chercheurs de l’université de Berlin font part de la découverte du “cactus qui marche” dans la revue Nature. Il pourrait s’agir là du plus proche parent connu des arthropodes actuels, indique Sciences et Avenir. Mesurant six centimètres, cette créature ressemble à une espèce de ver mais qui possède dix paires de pattes articulées et épineuses.Ce lobopodia (ver disposant d’appendices) a en tout cas suffisamment évolué pour posséder des membres articulés extrêmement aboutis. Pour les chercheurs, cela tend à prouver que cet organisme a évolué en durcissant progressivement ses pattes avant que n’apparaisse son squelette externe. L’étude doit se poursuivre pour déterminer si tous les autres arthropodes ont suivi la même voie.Le 24 février 2011 à 14:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Sony des jumelles pour filmer en 3D

first_imgSony : des jumelles pour filmer en 3DSony vient de dévoiler deux nouvelles paires de jumelles, qui permettent de réaliser des photos et des vidéos en Full HD et en 3D. Les deux modèles seront commercialisés dès le mois de novembre prochain.Dans un communiqué publié sur son site Internet, Sony annonce le prochain lancement de deux nouvelles paires de jumelles, les premières qui permettent de capturer des photos et des vidéos en Full HD et en 3D. À lire aussiArchéologie : le vrai visage de Cléopâtre reconstitué en 3DBaptisés DEV-3 et DEV-5, les deux modèles différent notamment au niveau de la puissance de leur zoom. Alors que le DEV-3 peut grossir une image jusqu’à dix fois, le DEV-5 permet grâce à son zoom numérique de zoomer deux fois plus. Ce second modèle de jumelles est en outre doté d’une puce GPS permettant de géolocaliser les photos et les vidéos. A noter que les deux paires de jumelles, commercialisées dès le mois de novembre, sont l’une et l’autre équipées d’un stabilisateur d’image optique SteadyShot, qui offre aux images une plus grande netteté lorsqu’elles sont zoomées. Des images qui pourront être diffusées sur des téléviseurs HD ou 3D grâce à un câble HDMI. Des performances qui justifient le prix très élevé des jumelles. Alors que le modèle DEV-3 est annoncé à 1.400 dollars (970 euros), le DEV-5 sera vendu 2.000 dollars (1390 euros).Le 23 août 2011 à 11:38 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Toy Tuesday The Best Playmobil Sets

first_img With the massive success of the Lego movie franchise, it’s not surprising that more toy companies are getting in on the act. Originally buried at the end of the August release schedule but now bumped to December is Playmobil: The Movie, a French animated flick based on the rotund plastic toys invented by Hans Beck in 1971 and brought to the world by Geobra Brandstätter.Over four decades, Playmobil has released a staggering amount of product, and collectors go nuts to get them all, no matter how weird. If you’ve never dug into Playmobil culture, here are 11 sets to get you started.Private JetLive a life of plastic luxury with this sleek private jet, which is big enough to accommodate a pilot and two passengers as well as luggage and in-flight entertainment. The wheels fold back into the fuselage and the roof comes off for cut-away views. This kit is a pretty great example of how Playmobil’s design philosophy diverges from Lego’s — it’s all smooth lines and gentle curves, with no seams visible, to create a clean plastic world that manages to be both realistically detailed and pleasing to the eye. If you’ve always wanted a private jet, this is the most affordable option.Get it at AmazonPyramidOne of the coolest things about Playmobil is how, despite their white-bread European origins, they try and represent lots of different cultures and world regions. Released in 2008, the Romans and Egyptians Pyramid is one of several pyramids the company has put out, but this one is our favorite. Really interesting design features include stairstepped corner pieces, a sarcophagus with the head of Anubis, a gold capstone with the eye of Horus on it and a bunch of figures, including one of Playmobil’s classic skeletons. Plenty of sweet hidden treasure too.Get it at AmazonSatellite Meteorite LaserWhile the world of Playmobil is mostly a bucolic one, danger does lurk around every corner. This 2016 kit posits the plastic Earth is under threat of deep impacts from outer space, and the only thing standing between them is a laser-zapping satellite manned by a lone astronaut. Just as Lego has their “flick missiles” for staging action scenes, Playmobil has their own equivalent, and this orbiting death device comes with the ability to launch a quartet of warheads at any meteor that even thinks about entering our atmosphere.Get it at AmazonGhost Whale SkeletonPlaymobil’s supernatural stuff is usually our absolute favorite, because it takes a bizarre, gentle Euro fairy tale approach to the world of darkness. Take this glow-in-the-dark whale skeleton, which isn’t something we would have ever though we needed but totally do. The green-boned skeleton is moored on a clump of rocks that features a built-in cannon, and the whale’s skull is cleverly designed for a ghost pirate to be able to sit in it. The company does glow in the dark like nobody else, and it’s employed to spectacular effect here.Get it at AmazonGreat Dragon’s CastleSure, the smaller Playmobil sets are where all the quirky ideas get worked out, but when the company goes big, they go really big. Case in point, the massive Great Dragon’s Castle, which is a battlefield for fantasy warfare that dwarfs nearly everything else. Consisting of a pair of towers connected by rough-hewn stone bridges, it features a wide assortment of special features and gimmicks, including a fire-launching ballista and a light-up beacon to signal for reinforcements. The castle comes with four armored warriors and, yes, a massive red dragon with fiery breath.Get it at AmazonGhost Pirate ShipOne area that Playmobil really has the advantage over its competitors is boats. I don’t know what the reason is, but the company makes a lot of really cool boats in a lot of different styles, from old-school galleons to modern speedboats and ferries. If you dig a touch of the supernatural like we do, the hot choice is the 2009 Ghost Pirate Ship. With tattered sails and ragged hull, this eldritch vessel has hidden compartments that reveal a firing cannon and a trio of glow-in-the-dark ghost swashbucklers manning the rigging. The company also makes an optional motor kit so the ship can actually sail, which is awesome.Get it at AmazonPolice Headquarters With PrisonCrime apparently runs rampant in Playmobil world, as they need a militarized police headquarters to deal with all the domino-masked robbers swiping plastic bags with dollar signs on them. The massive Police Headquarters with Prison is a seriously impressive construction set, boasting a three-tiered structure with multiple unique areas. Book crooks into the processing room with fingerprint scanner, march them to their cells in handcuffs and monitor the streets for crime in the control room. There’s even a breakthrough wall in one of the cells for daring prison escapes.Get it at AmazonHazardous Materials TeamThe Playmobil world is much like our own, for better or for worse, and there are some dirty jobs out there that have to be done. As part of the company’s bizarre quest for realism, they introduced the Hazardous Materials Team to clean up any toxic waste spills or radioactive leaks that might occur in the midst of your gleeful fantasy play. The weird contrast between grim realism and all-out fantasy is what really characterizes the pro Playmobil collector, so this small set is a must-have.Get it at AmazonPlaymobil Ghostbusters FirehouseWhile Lego has gleefully chased pop culture licenses for a while and made bank with Star Wars and others, Playmobil didn’t go into that game until 2017. They still only have two — How To Train Your Dragon and Ghostbusters — but they’re doing some pretty neat stuff with them. Their take on the iconic firehouse headquarters of New York’s spectral disposal squad stands nearly a foot and a half tall and is replete with cool features like a ghost containment unit in the basement and silicone slime splatters that you can stick to smooth surfaces.Get it at AmazonDwarf FlyerPlaymobil’s fantasy world might not have the depth of lore of something like Middle-Earth, but man is it expansive. The company has made plenty of castles with brave knights and dragons, rampaging malevolent trolls, and — our favorite — a whole civilization of dwarves with fascinating inventions. You wouldn’t imagine that a stocky little humanoid could take to the air, but with the Dwarf Flyer they can zoom over the battlefield zapping rocks from his slingshot on their helpless foes. And who doesn’t like to do that?Get it at AmazonPortable Bathroom With CrewOne of the biggest pleasures of Playmobil is the sheer wild diversity that they bring to the product line. Hundreds of sets have hit the market that cover just about every fantasy play category for kids, even the super weird ones. Case in point: kids who love construction play have their choice of backhoes, bulldozers and vehicles, but what if one of those union workers needs to use the toilet? Why, there’s a portable bathroom for that. It even comes with a pair of workmen to keep the plastic poop enclosure clean and move it from place to place. Now that’s attention to detail.Get it at AmazonMore on Geek.com:The Best G.I. Joe ToysThe Best Animal ToysThe Best Rock and Roll Toys Toy Tuesday: The Best ‘South Park’ ToysThe New Lego UCS Imperial Star Destroyer Is Nearly Four Feet Long Stay on targetlast_img read more

Emery out to change Arsenals history against topsix teams

first_imgArsenal boss Unai Emery is aiming to write a new chapter of the club’s history against top-six clubs ahead of their game with LiverpoolThe Gunners won just once against Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool across nine matches last season.But Emery, who’s currently enjoying a 13-game unbeaten run at Arsenal, is determined to change that – starting with Liverpool this Saturday.“We want to write a new history,” Emery told reporters on Arsenal.com.“Our new history is with the present and also with our players and with our quality.“I believe in our players and this project and we are starting this project very positively and in our mentality.“We need to improve but each match gives us a lot of information on how we develop and I trust in our players.”The Spanish coach lost to City and Chelsea in his opening two games in charge of Arsenal.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“These two matches are so far and also they are so near, so close,” said Emery.“Tomorrow is similar because Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are in front of us in the table and now we want to compete against them and this test.“I think, is a very important test but I trust in our players, I trust in our way. The result tomorrow is very important.“But first I want to show them, to show you and to show everybody our best mentality in the game.“I know if we have a very big mentality in the game and a very big performance individually and collectively, and also we need some luck, then I think we can win.Arsenal are in fourth place in the Premier League table and just four points shy of leaders City and Liverpool.The Gunners will host the latter at the Emirates on Saturday with kick-off at 18:30 (CEST).last_img read more

2 cops held for looting cattle traders money

first_imgsatkhiraDetectives on Wednesday detained four people, including two policemen, on charge of looting around Tk 950,000 from a cattle trader.The detainees are assistant sub-inspector Abdur Rauf and constable Nadim of Dumuria police station in Khulna, and Moni, driver of Kamalnagar village, and Raju Hossain Ghospara village in Sadar upazila of Satkhira.Akkas Ali, officer-in-charge of Khulna Detective Branch of police, said the two policemen snatched Tk 945,000 from cattle trader Liton Sarder of Nalkura village in Satkhira Sadar upazila from Chuknagar in Khulna on 15 February.Later, the victim filed a general diary (GD) with Dumuria police station accusing the duo.Khulna DB police arrested the policemen from the police station after the allegation was found to be true in primary investigation.Later, the two others were arrested from Satkhira as per the information given by the policemen.Two years back, ASI Abdur Rauf was arrested on charge of snatching gold from a smuggler in Patkelghata upazila of Jhenidah.last_img read more

Ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas continues in Myanmar UN official

first_imgTen Rohingya Muslim men with their hands bound kneel as members of the Myanmar security forces stand guard in Inn Din village. ReutersMyanmar’s “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims is continuing, a senior UN human rights official said on Tuesday, more than six months after insurgent attacks sparked a security response that has driven nearly 700,000 people into Bangladesh.Andrew Gilmour, the UN assistant secretary-general for human rights, made the comment after a four-day visit to the Cox’s Bazar district in neighbouring Bangladesh, where he met people who have fled from Myanmar recently.“I don’t think we can draw any other conclusion from what I have seen and heard in Cox’s Bazar,” Gilmour said in a statement.After Rohingya insurgents attacked 30 police posts and an army base on 25 August, Myanmar soldiers and police swept through villages in what the government says was a legitimate operation to root out “terrorists”.Rohingya who sought shelter in Bangladesh have reported rape, killings and arson by security forces. The United Nations and United States have concluded the campaign amounted to ethnic cleansing.Gilmour spoke to refugees who recounted abductions by security forces and at least one apparent death of a Rohingya man in custody in February, the statement said.“It appears that widespread and systematic violence against the Rohingya persists,” Gilmour said.“The nature of the violence has changed from the frenzied blood-letting and mass rape of last year to a lower intensity campaign of terror and forced starvation that seems to be designed to drive the remaining Rohingya from their homes and into Bangladesh.”Despite Myanmar saying it was ready to accept back refugees under a pact signed with Bangladesh in November, he added, “Safe, dignified and sustainable returns are, of course, impossible under current conditions”.Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay said he had not seen the UN statement published on Tuesday, but that Myanmar was not committing ethnic cleansing.“We don’t drive out the refugees,” he said.‘Ordered to vacate’Separately, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said it was concerned about people living just inside Myanmar at its border with Bangladesh.The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is monitoring developments after several thousand people living in a makeshift camp “were reportedly ordered to vacate the area by the Myanmar authorities”, the agency said.Residents of what is called “no-man’s land”, as it sits outside Myanmar’s border fence but on its side of a creek that separates the two countries, say Myanmar officials have warned them on loudspeakers that their presence on the border line is illegal.“UNHCR underscores that everyone has the right to seek asylum, just as they also have the right to return home when they deem the time and circumstances right,” it said in a statement late on Monday.“People who have fled violence in their country must be granted safety and protection and any decision to return must be voluntary and based upon a free and informed choice.”Zaw Htay said Myanmar had the right to move people from its territory and part of an agreed “buffer zone” with Bangladesh. Authorities had received information that “terrorists” linked to the August attacks on Myanmar’s security posts were sheltering there, he added.“According to procedure security forces have to clear the area for security reasons,” he said.Zaw Htay said he believed the people were staying on the border to “trap” Myanmar into conducting a “clearance operation”, which he said media and the United Nations would label as ethnic cleansing.Bangladesh last week protested to Myanmar’s ambassador in Dhaka after Myanmar security personnel, estimated to number more than 200, gathered near the border.“Troop movements so close to them are making things even worse,” said Major Iqbal Ahmed of Bangladesh’s border guard. “They are now even more reluctant to go back to their homeland.”last_img read more

Road crashes kill 4 in Chattogram

first_imgRoad Accident logoFour people, including a woman, were killed in separate road accidents on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Sitakunda and Mirsarai upazilas on Friday, reports UNB.Three of the deceased were identified as Ruby Akhter, 55, Arif, 40, Kawser Alam, 42.Masud Alam, inspector of Kumira police outpost, said an accident took place when a pick-up van crashed into a stationary truck in front of Gul Ahmed Jute Mills in Kumira area around 7:00am, leaving the unidentified truck driver and pick-up passenger Arif dead on the spot.Ruby Akhter was killed following a collision among three vehicles — a bus, a truck and a lorry — in Chattogram’s Sitakunda bypass area around 3:00pm.In another accident, Kawser was killed and two people were injured as a car hit a batter-run rickshaw at Baropakia of Mirsarai around 5:00pm.last_img read more

Time to Stand Up for Education Funding

first_imgSince 2011, funding for vital public school infrastructure projects in the 45th District has ranked last or second-to-last each year compared to the rest of Baltimore City. While other electoral districts in the city have received up to three times the financial support for newly built or renovated schools, our district has lagged dramatically behind. These statistics are especially distressing given the existing disadvantages that our students already face.The facts are simple. The 45th District is among the most economically and socially disadvantaged in the state. Our neighborhoods confront high levels of crime, poverty, and unemployment. For example, 44.4% of the family households in Oldtown/Middle East live below the poverty line. Because of this, students enrolled in our schools stand to benefit tremendously from equitable investments in their educational facilities.Cory McCray (Facebook Photo)As a recent Baltimore Sun article explains, the disparities that exist when it comes to funding for infrastructure also have racial implications. According to the Sun, “predominantly white neighborhoods were slated for almost twice as much [capital] spending over the past five years as mostly minority parts of the city.” This is an issue that elected leaders from our legislative district cannot afford to sidestep or ignore, especially when it comes to education funding.One of the great philosophies that underlie the concept of public education is that it acts as an equalizer that allows a student in East Baltimore, for example, to have the same opportunities as her peers in a more affluent community someplace else. If this philosophy is to become reality, we have to advocate for an approach that affords Student A and Student B comparable learning facilities regardless of geographic location. Unfortunately the 21st Century Schools Initiative, which is the strategic plan for school construction in Baltimore City, places a disproportionate amount of capital funding outside of the 45th District.I saw the results of disinvestment firsthand during a recent tour of Collington Elementary-Middle School. Though the teachers and administrators at Collington work hard each day to improve the lives of their students they are left with no choice but to do so in sub-par facilities. There is no doubt that students who attend school there would benefit from greater investment in their school’s infrastructure. Meanwhile, Furley Elementary was shut down altogether after years of neglect and rising maintenance costs that would have likely been manageable had they been addressed right away.This is one of the many reasons that I sponsored House Bill 76 (2017), a piece of legislation that will develop and implement a scoring system for evaluating public school infrastructure projects. This will make the process more transparent for residents throughout the city who may inquire as to why one school was prioritized over another. It will also provide greater opportunity for community engagement throughout the capital expenditure process.When confronted with systemic inequities such as the ones we have seen with school funding, it is imperative that our legislators advocate for the needs of the families they serve. Asked about his response to this inequitable funding in a Nov. 27 interview with the AFRO, our district’s senator, Nathaniel McFadden, cast fault on a consultancy firm commissioned by the school system. Blame shifting like this obscures the true responsibility of a state legislator: to provide oversight in matters exactly like these.As citizens, we entrust our leaders with a seat at the table under the expectation that they will represent the interests of the communities they serve. While school system leaders provide critical technical expertise, it is the job of an elected official to both ask tough questions and explain the needs of the communities that he is charged with representing. If he declines to do so, we must ask ourselves if that legislator’s interests are truly aligned with the needs of his constituency. Elected leaders sitting idly by as our schools’ infrastructural necessities are overlooked doesn’t just hurt the caliber of our public schools, it erodes the fabric of our neighborhoods and strips away confidence in our institutions.Consequently, the decisions we make in the voting booth have direct implications for the progress we see everywhere around us, especially within the schoolhouse gates. As the primary election nears, voters must ask themselves if the person they have hired to be their voice in Annapolis has shown that he is actually willing to speak up on their behalf when it counts. I’m running for State Senate in the 45th District because if I’m elected I will always stand up for the families that live and work in our district.Cory McCray is currently a Delegate representing the 45th District in Northeast Baltimore. He is running to unseat Sen. Nathaniel McFadden, who also represents the 45th. Both McCray and McFadden are Democrats.last_img read more

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first_img Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more March 9, 2012 — Researchers have developed a method to label transplanted cells so they can be tracked by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In the future, as cell therapies become a more integral part of regenerative medicine and tumor treatment, there could be increased need to measure how many transplanted immune or stem cells reach their target.A team combined three U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs to form a complex that, when incubated in transplant cells, labeled nearly 100 percent of those cells for MRI in animal models.”Less than 3 percent of intravenous transplanted cells get to their target. This brings up questions of cell dose, multiple doses, and dose timing and how to make cell therapy approaches more effective,” said Joseph A. Frank, M.D., chief of the National Institute of Health (NIH) Clinical Center (CC) for radiology and imaging sciences laboratory of diagnostic radiology research said.Cell death and distribution to other areas prevent most treatment cells from reaching the intended site. By using MRI to track cell arrival or homing to the desired site, researchers can compare dosage amounts and frequency for the most beneficial treatment.In clinical practice, cell tracking is done with introduction of a radioisotope or implantation of an easily located reporter gene, but short half-life of isotopes, modification to the cell genome, and possibility of other toxicity limit these methods.Frank and his team explored the use of ferumoxytol, a drug with iron oxide and magnetic properties that allow for MRI tracking. Two other drugs — heparin (with a strong negative charge) and protamine (with a strong positive charge) — allow for successful and smooth incorporation into the transplant cell. Ferumoxytol, heparin, and protamine form a complex through electrostatic interaction that, when incubated in transplant cells, label them for MRI tracking.The complex contains concentrations of each drug substantially below recommended clinical doses and biodegrades safely through the iron metabolic pathway. Since these three drugs are used clinically, extensive safety testing should not be necessary and investigative new drug application evaluation should be shortened.”The discovery of a technique to track cells developed for potential clinical use is one of many examples of the cutting-edge research at the NIH Clinical Center, which works to rapidly translate scientific discovery to clinical practice,” said CC director John I. Gallin, M.D.The technology, pending regulatory agency review, will be first tested in humans in an ongoing trial (NCT01172964) at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, Calif. Supported by the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, the study is testing the transplant of genetically engineered neural stem cells on patients with a type of brain tumor.Researchers from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich., and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, part of the NIH, also contributed to the Nature Medicine article.For more information: clinicalcenter.nih.gov FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco 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 Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | March 09, 2012 NIH Researchers Discover New Method to Label Cells for MRI Tracking News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more Related Content Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read morelast_img read more

Voyager cleans up at the btTB Business Travel Awards

first_imgSource = Voyager Voyager team with their awards Voyagerhasbeennamed“TravelManagementServicesProvideroftheYear”forthethirdyearrunningattheannualbtTBTravelManagementAwardsdinner.VoyageralsotookouttheTechnologyServicesAwardfortheirexclusivemanagementinformationsoftware,Zuno,aworld-­-classbusinessintelligencesolutionthatprovidesunprecedentedinsightintoclient’scorporatetravelprograms.InAprilthisyearVoyagerlaunchedanewiPadAppfortheproprietaryZunotechnologyhelpingclientstoincreaseefficienciesandsavemoneyontheircorporatetravelprograms.VoyageristheonlyTravelManagementCompanytowintheTravelManagementServicesProviderawardthreeyearsinarowandautomaticallyqualifiesthecompanyfortheIndustryHallofFame.Theawardwasjudgedbyanindependentgroupofcorporatetravelindustryprofessionalsonacombinationofquantitativeandqualitativefactors,amongstnomineesselectedthroughinputfromthecorporatetravelbuyercommunityinAustralia.“Thisisincredible.Wehavehadanexcellenttwelvemonthsandthisreallytopsitoff,towinthisaccoladethreeyearsrunning.Thisistheonlycorporate-­-travelfocusedawardintheAustralianmarketvotedbytravellersandtravelbuyersandclearlytheawardhasenormouscredibility,”saidRichardSavva,ChiefExecutiveOfficer.“IwouldliketothankourcustomersfortheirsupportfornominatingVoyageraswellasprovidingthepaneltheirinputasitdemonstratesthestrengthofourcustomerrelationships.”AlsoforthesecondyearrunningVoyagerisanomineefortheAustralianFederationofTravelAgents(AFTA)awardsinthecategoryof‘BestNationalCorporateManagementTravelCompany.’“Sincewinninglastyear’sawardwehaveexperiencedasignificantincreaseinnewbusiness,andexpectwiththisthirdwintoournameVoyager’sgrowthwillonlycontinue.Ourclientvotesofconfidenceareatrueindicationthatasaprivate100%AustralianownedTMC,Voyagerisfullycapableofcompetingonanequalfootingagainstmajorglobalcompetitors.WealsoexpectourreputationasaleaderintravelmanagementandtechnologieswillbefurtherenhancedoverthecomingyearwithanexcitingnewsoftwaredevelopmentexclusivetoVoyagerinfinaltestingstages.Watchthisspace!”Mr.Savvasaidlast_img read more

TAA Australia must focus on service standards to grow Chinese market

first_imgGrowing the Chinese inbound market to over one million visitors is a triumph for Australian tourism, says Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) Chair, Martin Ferguson, but the industry will need to be able to access higher-levels of skilled workers if Australia is to continue growing the market.In figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), China increased its visitor numbers to Australia by 21.6 per cent (177,900) to 1,001,200 in the year ending November 2015.Mr Ferguson, a former Federal Tourism Minister, said the Australian tourism and hospitality industry had stepped up to the mark to attract greater numbers of Chinese visitors, with Tourism Australia and the Government providing support through proactive marketing, free trade agreements and facilitation of bilateral airline agreements.However, with international competitors increasingly targeting China for their tourism business, Australia would need to offer the highest levels of service to maintain and grow its market position.“The Federal Government has rightfully identified tourism as one of five major National Investment Priorities, but a recent report on the Australian Tourism Labour Force identified that the industry would need some 123,000 additional workers, including over 60,000 skilled positions, by 2020 if we are to keep up with demand,” said Mr Ferguson.“The hotel industry is undertaking its largest expansionary phase in decades, which will provide the quality of accommodation needed by the Chinese market, but staffing and service standards are equally important, and the industry has reached a bottle neck in terms of skilled workers.“While hotel groups are doing their best to recruit and train, a combination of outdated industrial relations conditions and restrictions on temporary skilled migration is holding back the industry’s potential to grow employment and enhance service standards.“Current Minister for Tourism, Senator Colbeck, stated yesterday that ‘there is still more work to be done to ensure we can cater for the increased demand into the future and to encourage tourists to visit our unique rural and regional areas’. He is very correct in this view, with labour shortages one of the most critical factors affecting regional and remote performance.“We would call on the Government to act urgently to address these issues to ensure operators can access skilled staff to provide high quality service standards.“When international visitors come to this country they – just like Australians – expect to see restaurants, shops and attractions open across weekends and on public holidays, but with 1950s industrial relations conditions still in place, it is a disincentive for businesses to open.“We hope that the Fair Work Commission will follow the lead of the Productivity Commission and accept that IR provisions need to be updated to the 21st century to benefit both tourism businesses and workers.” Tourism AccommodationSource = Tourism Accommodation Australialast_img read more