Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program awarding residents grants to improve habitats

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program is looking to give residents grants to improve habitat in the North Peace.The FWCP will accept applications from residents with notice of intent to improve the Dinosaur and Williston reservoir areas.The program is partnered with BC Hydro, First Nations, the province and many more with hopes of helping fish and wildlife populations affected by existing hydro dams. Targets for the program include lakes, streams, species of interest, reservoirs and more. The FWCP will host two one-hour information sessions online to talk to residents about the grants. Residents can register for the sessions and apply for grants by emailing deadline to submit online grant applications is October 26th, at 5:00 p.m.last_img read more

Soccer great Zidane tackles poverty in Mali as UN Goodwill Ambassador

25 October 2011The soccer ace and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Zinédine Zidane has ended a visit to Mali highlighting new anti-poverty tools in the West African country, including a multi-purpose engine that provides affordable power to mill grain, process rice, and recharge batteries. The soccer ace and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Zinédine Zidane has ended a visit to Mali highlighting new anti-poverty tools in the West African country, including a multi-purpose engine that provides affordable power to mill grain, process rice, and recharge batteries. “I’ve been able to see for myself how these simple machines can make women’s everyday lives easier, and generate economic and social development that benefits everyone in the community,” said Mr. Zidane, a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Development Programme (UNDP), who also visited a UNDP-supported women-run shea butter factory.“It would be fantastic if every village in Mali could have one of these machines,” he added on a visit to Koursalé, 60 kilometres southwest of the capital, Bamako, noting that over 1,000 villages in Mali are equipped with the technology, reducing the amount of time local women spend on household chores. The programme has so far reached about 1.5 million people in Mali, and some 3 million in West Africa now have better energy access through the engines, some of which run on biofuels such as the Jatropha vegetable oil. It focuses on women with low income and minimal access to energy. Only registered women’s associations, with support of village members, can apply for a unit. Once trained, they save an average of between two and six hours daily using the technology.Improving access to energy for some of the world’s poorest populations is part of UNDP’s poverty reduction strategy, which involves supporting governments in drawing up and putting into action policies that break poverty cycles and create opportunities for women.In Bamako, Mr. Zidane participated in a sports event with 3,000 youths as part of an advocacy effort for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight internationally-agreed goals that seek to slash poverty, hunger, lack of access to health care and education, and a host of other ills, all by 2015. UNDP acting Resident Representative Maurice Dewulf hailed Mr. Zidane as a “valuable Ambassador who has teamed up with 13 million Malians with a view to achieving the MDGs.”Prior to his departure on Friday, Mr. Zidane met with Mali’s President Amadou Toumani Touré, who acknowledged the football star’s commitment to advocating against poverty.Together with soccer great Ronaldo Mr. Zidane has been organizing charity games as a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador for the past eight years. read more

Six including five Indians arrested while transporting Kerala cannabis

Naval patrol craft deployed West of Silavathurai and Mullikulam area in the Northwestern Naval Command, arrested five Indians and seized a boat transporting approximately 120 kg of Kerala cannabis by sea last night, the Navy media unit said today.A Sri Lankan racketeer who was involved in the smuggling operation was also arrested is the same area along with a fiber glass dinghy. By the time the arrest was made, the Indian boat was heading towards Silavathurai and the Navy believes the consignment was brought from India. Sri Lanka Navy maintains continuous surveillance along the coastal belt in order to prevent drug smuggling via sea. Vigilant naval personnel have been able to apprehend a total of approx 420 kg of Kerala Cannabis in 13 occasions during cross border drug smuggling rackets with the key personnel involved during this year. (Colombo Gazette) The six persons along with the cannabis were handed over to the Kalpitiya Police for further investigations. read more

Cambodia probing where shipments of plastic waste came from

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Authorities in Cambodia say a special committee will investigate the origins of 83 container loads of plastic waste that have been discovered in the southern port city of Sihanoukville.Customs Department Director-General Kun Nhim says the committee will take seven to 10 days to find out how the waste made its way to Sihanoukville, and then have it sent back to the countries it came from.The cross-border disposal of waste became a major regional issue after China, previously its main destination, barred imports of almost all foreign plastic waste early last year. Waste shipments shifted to other countries such as Indonesia, which in turn also started rejecting shipments.Prime Minister Hun Sen said last week that Cambodia does not allow the import of plastic waste and other recyclables.The Associated Press read more

TSX falls despite rate cuts traders cautious ahead of US jobs data

TORONTO – The Toronto stock market declined Thursday as worries about the American and European economies took some of the shine off moves by central banks to give the global recovery some much needed assistance.Traders were also cautious ahead of the release of the June U.S. non-farm payrolls report before the markets open Friday morning.The S&P/TSX composite index snapped a six session rally and lost 96.96 points to 11,816.91 while the TSX Venture Exchange was down 15.45 points to 1,226.45.The European Central Bank and the People’s Bank of China both cut interest rates while the Bank of England embarked on another round of quantitative easing. This involves pumping money into the economy which, hopefully, will be lent to businesses and consumers.But early enthusiasm faded as ECB president Mario Draghi warned that further risks to euro-area growth have materialized, pointing to signs of slower growth and greater uncertainty in the second quarter. Meanwhile, a reading of the U.S. service sector increased worries that the American economy is stalling.The Canadian dollar was off 0.12 of a cent to 98.58 cents US.U.S. markets were mainly lower as positive employment data competed with a worse than expected performance of the service sector.The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 47.15 points to 12,896.67 as the Institute for Supply Management’s service sector index moved closer to contraction, coming at 52.1, down from 53.7 in May. That’s the lowest reading since January 2010. U.S. service companies employ roughly 90 per cent of the economy.The Nasdaq composite index added 0.04 of a point to 2,976.12 while the S&P 500 index was down 6.44 points to 1,367.58.Payroll firm ADP reported that the U.S. private sector created 176,000 jobs during June. Expectations for Friday’s report are modest with economists forecasting the economy only cranked out about 90,000 jobs during June.“I think that this is kind of a wait-and-see moment for the market,” said Craig Fehr, Canadian markets strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.“We have a lot of central bank news out today, the market’s clearly going to stay suspended ahead of the U.S. jobs report tomorrow, which I think will probably provide the true direction for the markets this week.”Markets had already largely priced in the European moves, helping to spark a sharp run-up in equities over the past few sessions. The TSX, meanwhile, had gained more than five per cent in the last six trading days.But traders were surprised by the China central bank’s move to cut its benchmark lending rate by 0.31 of a point to six per cent. It is the second time within a month the bank has cut interest rates in an attempt to stimulate China’s rapidly slowing economy. But the move caused some investors to worry that the downturn in the world’s second-largest economy may be worse than previously expected.The Bank of England announced it was injecting another 50 billion pounds into the ailing British economy, which has been officially in recession. The move by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee involves the bank purchasing government bonds from banks. It was widely-anticipated and raises the amount it is pumping into the British economy since March 2009 to 375 billion pounds. It is the first stimulus since February.The European Central Bank weighed in with a quarter-point cut in its key rate to an all time low of 0.75 per cent.All TSX sectors were negative and energy stocks led declines as oil prices were in the red despite data which showed U.S. crude inventories fell by 4.3 million barrels last week. Prices had briefly moved into positive territory after the release of the report as it raised hopes for higher demand.The August crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange declined cents to US$ a barrel. Oil is still up about US$10 from last Thursday, partly over increased tensions with Iran. But traders have also been hopeful that central bank action to boost economic growth.The energy sector dropped 1.71 per cent while Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) gave back 73 cents to $30.40 and Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) declined 79 cents to $27.54.The gold sector was off about one per cent as gold prices relaxed $12.40 to US$1,609.40 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) faded $1.04 to $39.30 while Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K) dropped 33 cents to $8.81.The industrials sector gave back 0.8 per cent as Canadian National Railways (TSX:CNR) dropped $1.76 to $85.59.The base metals sector shed 0.36 per cent while September copper lost five cents to US$3.49 a pound, but prices are still up about 4.5 per cent from last Thursday. Inmet Mining (TSX:IMN) gave back $1.09 to $43.02 while HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) gained 22 cents to 48.63. TSX falls despite rate cuts, traders cautious ahead of U.S. jobs data by News Staff Posted Jul 5, 2012 5:01 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Heavy truck market achieves eightyear high in first half of 2016

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) The heavy goods vehicle (HGV) market achieved steady growth in the second quarter of 2016 – up 7.6%, with more than 11,000 new vehicles registered, according to figures released today by SMMT. The performance marks the fifth quarter of consecutive growth for the sector, boosting year-to-date registrations by 12.9% to 21,434 – the highest volume for the period since 2008.Continuing a trend set in Q1, rigids drove growth for the second quarter, with registrations of vehicles in the 6-16T segment and those weighing in at more than 16T experiencing significant growth, up 25.5% and 20.5% respectively. The rise offset declining demand for 3-axle artics – down 11.4% – while tractor units were the most popular body type, accounting for 39% of the HGVs that hit British roads in Q2.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “It’s encouraging to see HGV operators continuing to invest following the growth seen last year – the result of pent-up demand created by regulatory upheaval in 2014. We’re now seeing fleet renewal patterns return to normal and all the signs point towards further growth, albeit at a steadier rate. Maintaining business confidence must now be a priority to ensure this crucial sector’s ongoing success.”Download the full release and data here. New HGV market grows 7.6% in Q2 2016, with 11,071 units registered.Rigid vehicles drive demand, up 22.3% compared with Q2 last year.Year-to-date performance up 12.9% to 21,434 units – the highest for eight years. read more

Robert Griffin III Impressive in Leading 1st GameWinning Drive

In his first attempt to bring his team back in the waning moments of an NFL game, Washington’s Robert Griffin III had more than the Tampa Bay Bucaneers’ defense to contend with: He was playing on the road, so the crowd was a factor. And then, all of a sudden, the headset in his helmet to communicate with the coaching staff went dead.Not good.And not surprising to the Redskins’ Santana Moss.“Happens every time,” Moss said. “No lie. I’ve been in the league 12 years, I’ve been in plenty of games, and the home team goes, ‘Oh well.’ ” Then he mimicked yanking an imaginary plug out of a wall.Whatever the reason for the technical difficulty, Griffin had to take Moss and the Redskins all the way down the field, and do so with only the single play he ran onto the field with after a touchback stopped the clock with 1:42 to play and the Redskins down 22-21.And he did. Griffin, using arm and legs,  methodically moved the Redskins down the field for the game-winning field goal by Billy Cundiff as time expired.Before Tampa Bay’s Connor Barth kicked a field goal to put his team up late in a second half in which the Redskins had scored zero points, backup Rex Grossman turned to Griffin on the Washington sideline and said, “You want them to make this so you can lead the team down the field and win.” Griffin laughed and said, “Yeah, I also want him to miss this field goal.”Above all, Grossman’s position shows just how much the Redskins think of RG III.“Every week,” Grossman said after the game, “the way he handles himself. The way he translates what he learns – it’s extremely impressive. As a whole, that’s the most impressive thing to me. Not the plays he makes, but the total sum of what he’s been doing. It’s the whole [expletive] thing.” read more

Keemo Paul reprieves affected bowlers confidence – Mashrafe

Nazmul Islam drops a catch AFPESPNcricinfo-Bangladesh came away from their four-wicket loss to West Indies in the second ODI ruing two dropped catches at crucial stages of the game, which Mashrafe Mortaza felt affected the confidence of the bowlers.Keemo Paul was the batsman to benefit from both chances, in the 44th and 48th overs, and the fielder on both occasions was substitute Nazmul Islam. In the first instance, Paul was on 6 when Nazmul rushed in to catch a mis-timed slog sweep but couldn’t hold on to it. Then, with West Indies needing 23 off 13 balls, Nazmul overran Paul’s full-blooded pull but managed to stop a boundary. Paul’s unbeaten 18 was a perfect foil for Shai Hope during their 71-run unbroken seventh-wicket that helped the visitors level the ODI series.“We definitely suffered due to the dropped catches especially when we dropped Paul twice,” the Bangladesh captain said. “If Kemar Roach had come to the crease, it would have been slightly more difficult for them to rotate the strike. [Rubel] did get hit for a six first ball but he came back in the last four balls. He created two chances, and if that catch was taken off his bowling, the last ball would have been a dot. These small moments give confidence to bowlers.“We had two fielders [Liton Das and Imrul Kayes] outside today. We had Ariful [Haque], our best fielder, when Imrul left the field. [Nazmul Islam] Apu is the quicker of the two. He was having trouble seeing the ball on that side, although you can’t give excuses at this level.”Nazmul wasn’t the only one to put down chances on Tuesday. Imrul Kayes dropped a sitter at short fine leg before Shimron Hetmyer had opened his account. While it didn’t really hurt Bangladesh at that stage, as Hetmyer fell a couple of overs later, it brought to attention their fielding mixed-bag during this ODI series.While Tamim Iqbal took one of the best catches of the year in the first ODI, Ariful Haque, Rubel Hossain and Mushfiqur Rahim dropped catches. Darren Bravo was given reprieves on 13 and 18, after Ariful dropped a sitter at point while Mushfiqur was stretched by a chance that wicketkeepers usually want to take. Rubel dropped Rovman Powell’s skier off Shakib and although it didn’t affect the fielding side in terms of runs, the lapses brought unwanted focus on an area that has seen improvements in recent months.“You have seen the type of training we do. We do fielding drills every day, even on days when we don’t bat or bowl,” Mashrafe said. “But it is about confidence in the field. When you are uneasy dropping a catch, you tend to drop an easy one. It is totally about one’s mentality.“We missed a number of catches in these two matches, but we still want to move from this game with the positive things.”In the second ODI, Bangladesh were also slowed down by wickets right when they were looking to accelerate. Tamim and Mushfiqur fell in the space of a few overs after they had added 111 runs for the second wicket, and scored fifties. Mahmudullah fell in the 41st over, at the start of his favoured time in an innings. Shakib also fell three overs before the end.“We should have scored 15-20 runs more. We may have reached nearly 300 had Tamim and Mushfiqur batted longer. If the Shakib-Riyad partnership would have extended by 6-7 overs, we may have at least reached 270-280, which would have definitely helped the bowlers,” said Mashrafe. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedShai Hope stars with 146* as West Indies level seriesDecember 11, 2018In “latest news”Bangladesh need top-order lift to challenge WindiesAugust 4, 2018In “Sports”Tamim Iqbal returns from injury with match-winning ton against WindiesDecember 6, 2018In “Sports” read more

Island off Seattle known for low vaccine rates is changing

first_imgVASHON ISLAND — Sarah Day is a school nurse with “street cred” when it comes to the polarizing issue of vaccines on an idyllic island in Washington state known for its rural beauty, counterculture lifestyle and low immunization rates.Since she began communal living on Vashon Island more than 20 years ago, the registered nurse has advocated for getting kids their shots against a loud contingent of anti-vaccine parents in the close-knit community of about 11,000 that’s accessible only by ferry, a serene 20-minute ride from Seattle.And it may now be working, thanks to a “perfect storm” of changes being felt on the island, Day said.The Vashon Island School District has seen a significant increase in fully immunized children. The number of kindergartners who received the required set of state-mandated vaccines jumped by 31% in the past six years, from 56% to nearly 74% in the 2017-18 school year, according to the King County Public Health Department.Amid the nation’s largest measles outbreak in 25 years, pro-vaccine advocates are cheering this apparent shift that challenges Vashon’s reputation as a hotbed of highly educated, anti-establishment parents who choose not to vaccinate their children from preventable and potentially devastating diseases.“We’ve been the poster children for the anti-vaccine or vaccine-hesitancy movement for so long,” Day said.She attributes the rising numbers to increasingly visible pro-vaccine information, expanded access to shots and media coverage of measles outbreaks in the Pacific Northwest and New York this year.last_img read more

Man arrested in house party shooting one injured

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: June 16, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter June 16, 2019 Man arrested in house party shooting, one injuredcenter_img Updated: 5:02 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – One man is recovering from a gunshot wound and another man is under arrest after a shooting at a house party last night in the Jamacha Lomita neighborhood, police said today.The shots were fired at about 11 p.m. as a group of people attending the party were fighting in the street in the 1100 block of Koe Street, according to police.The suspected gunman fled in a white Scion but was later found by police at a nearby 7-Eleven store. Police said they found a gun in the car and took the driver into custody. The victim was treated at Paradise Valley Hospital for a wound that was not considered life-threatening, according to police.Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call San Diego police, or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Vancouver Lake Half Marathon runners bask in sunny skies fast times

first_img Jesse McChesney didn’t follow his plan for Sunday’s Vancouver Lake Half Marathon. But that didn’t keep the 26-year-old from the result he was after.Despite running the first few miles significantly quicker than planned, the Vancouver resident reached the finish line on schedule, finishing in 1 hour, 9 minutes and 44 seconds to win the 13.1-mile race for a second time. McChesney and three of his training partners were the first four to cross the finish line at Vancouver Lake Park, but only McChesney broke the targeted 70-minute barrier.“I hit the time that I wanted, but I think if we had gone out a little more conservative, then I could have picked it up more on the second half,” McChesney said. “But I’m still happy with it.”There were plenty of happy faces among the hundreds of runners and walkers. The flagship annual event staged by the Clark County Running Club to fund its scholarship program, the Vancouver Lake Half Marathon is a race with a reputation for testing participants’ resolve with wind, rain and sometimes snow. Sunday’s conditions for the 24th edition of the January race would have been welcomed by runners any time of year.The sunshine helped get Susie Scott to the race.“I was tired this morning waking up, but I thought ‘I have to do it. It’s so great outside,’” Scott said.The 27-year-old Portland woman got it done in 1:24:45 and was the first female to the finish line.Race organizer Russ Zornick predicted that McChesney and training partners Ahrlin Bauman and Oscar Bauman of Vancouver were prepared to run fast. They started faster than planned. Jesse McChesney, who took first place, runs in annual Vancouver Lake Half Marathon on Sunday.last_img read more

Congressman Clyburn Warns of Capitulating Fraud of Black Inferiority

first_imgCongressman James Clyburn (D-S.C.) is no stranger to the struggle to reconcile America’s constitutional allegiance to liberty and democracy with legislative efforts that promote its selective application. From his humble beginnings in Sumter, S.C. to political dexterity as the third highest-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, Clyburn has led an extraordinary life. In his new memoir, Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black, Clyburn details his “Saul to Paul transition,” which was precipitated by witnessing legendary civil rights attorney Matthew Perry in court as a child. He noted that this encounter would ultimately lend itself to his political ascension and President Barack Obama describing him as, “one of a handful of people who, when they speak, the entire Congress listens.”Written, in part, to document his own experiences in government, Clyburn said he also wanted to encourage the many young African Americans he has encountered not to give up when obstacles seem insurmountable.“I don’t think anyone would deny that young African Americans back in the early part of the last century were schooled and brainwashed into believing that there was something inferior about being Black. Blackness is not a condition that anybody ordered for themselves and therefore not a condition to which anyone has license to assign value,” Clyburn told the AFRO in an exclusive interview Nov. 21. “My mother and my father made sure that I would feel that way and I’ve tried to make sure my children feel that as well. I open this book with a letter to my children – and those similarly challenged – that they ought to conduct themselves a certain way despite the challenges they may face.”But in an age where segments of the American population believe a pseudo-euphoric shift has occurred, eliminating the need for race-based legislation or consideration—or even civil rights organizations like the NAACP and the Urban League, Clyburn faces both apathy from those most in need and an under-appreciation for collective engagement.“There is part of the book that talks about roles. Years ago as a student I was arrested for a protest and the person responsible for raising bail money, Reverend Newman, was also arrested unbeknownst to me. It was three days before we got out of jail. I was in the same suit, shirt, and underclothes during that three days. What was supposed to have been a three hour stay in jail for protesting, turned into three days. I determined at that time that we would never get our roles confused again,” Clyburn said. “Everyone has their roles and we have to play our roles. People tend to assign worthiness to different roles; however, we all have critical roles to perform and none is more important than the other. If I do my job in the Congress and you do yours on the city council and the other person does theirs on the county council or legislatures, the job gets done. We all have roles to play and they must be played well.”Clyburn told the AFRO that convincing the average citizen to become civically engaged, however, has become the real conflict. The eye-opener for him came during November’s mid-term elections when he encountered a woman who took issue with the manner in which her children were being educated, but refused to vote.“I tried to explain that her participation would ensure she could elect better people to the school board, but she said she would not get ‘mixed up’ in voting. That is where our real battle is. She did not want to get mixed up in the political process,” Clyburn said.Similarly, Clyburn pointed to the 6 percent voter turnout in Ferguson in November to note that there is much work to be done to help citizens understand the connections between failure to exercise suffrage rights and suffering social inequalities.“In 2012 when Barack Obama was running for re-election, 70 percent [of Ferguson residents] went to vote for him, but it is in these local elections that people don’t want to participate—where the police chief, school board, and those impacting their day-to-day experiences are elected to office. Ferguson is 67 percent Black, but many are buying into this narrative of inferiority. We have to take some responsibility for some of this stuff taking hold. I can’t blame others for trying to perpetrate a fraud; I have to blame us for capitulating that fraud. This 2014 election says to me that we may not be drinking the Kool-Aid, but we are sipping it. I’ve got to warn everyone before we start gulping it or we are going to relive some of what we thought we had fought and won years ago.”last_img read more

20000 People Demand Netflix to Cancel Good Omens in Petition Fail

first_imgStay on target Syfy Axes ‘Krypton’ Superhero Series After 2 SeasonsWhat to Stream on Amazon Prime This Weekend Thousands of people demanded the cancellation of Good Omens, a dark comedy TV show based on the hit novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Their petition was almost making moves, except it was addressed to the wrong company—Netflix.The petition, which was started by the Return to Order campaign, and has since been removed as of Thursday evening, surpassed its signature goal of 15,000 individuals, USA Today noted. People who signed the petition claimed that the series makes fun of God’s wisdom by showing “devils and Satanists as normal and even good.” They weren’t thrilled that an angel and a demon could be buddies and that God was voiced by a female.Good Omens, a new Amazon Prime series, highlights an angel and a demon who form a friendship (Michael Sheen and David Tennant), so they can save the planet from an apocalypse caused by the anti-Christ, who happens to be a young middle school boy.Gaiman, who caught wind of the petition on Wednesday, poked fun at the petition’s complaints in a cheeky tweet.I love that they are going to write to Netflix to try and get #GoodOmens cancelled. Says it all really.— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) June 19, 2019“I love that they are going to write to Netflix to try and get (‘Good Omens’) cancelled,” Gaiman tweeted in response to the anti-Good Omens petition. “Says it all really.”Some audiences have not been happy with movies and TV shows lately: Earlier this month, Marvel fans formed a petition to bring back Tony Stark, since Iron Man sadly didn’t live in the film Avengers: Endgame. In May, many Game of Thrones fans urged HBO to re-do the show’s last season in a petition, which racked up more than one million signatures.More on‘Good Omens’ Trailer Turns the End of the World Into the Ultimate PartyNeil Gaiman’s ‘Good Omens’ Fantasy Series Is Coming to Amazon on May 31‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ Completes Netflix’s Anime Ambitionslast_img read more

Liveaction Futurama fan film will make you laugh haunt your dreams

first_imgYou know that Futurama meme where Fry squints and can’t figure out if the thing he’s looking at is one thing or something else? That’s how I felt watching the trailer for this upcoming Futurama fan film.I couldn’t tell if I was excited to see such a loving and funny homage to one of my favorite shows, or if I was horrified to see just how monstrous and disturbing these characters look in live action. See for yourself and make up your own mind.Fan-O-Rama is currently being made by California production company Cinema Relics. The film was first conceived in 2014 but there’s currently no planned release date. The creators simply say the film will be done “when it’s done.”Considering the complexity of the project, though, it’s easy to see why it might take a while to finish. The filmmakers have gone to painstaking lengths to translate Matt Groening’s 2D-friendly cartoon character designs into the harsh third dimension. And to be honest, while the results are consistently impressive, some characters are easier on the eyes than other.Let’s start with the good. Fry is just a normal dude, and the normal dude playing him totally looks the part. The complicated Bender Bending Rodriguez prop also looks like a lot of fun to watch. Amy Wong and Hermes Conrad and Richard Nixon’s floating head seems to be straight out of the show, and overall the colorful environments are instantly recognizable to fans of Planet Express.But oh man, I just can’t look at grotesque versions of Zoidberg and Leela and Professor Farnsworth (right out of Adam Savage’s workshop with individually plucked nose hairs) without fearing for my life. A crab monster and a cyclops and an impossibly old man work on comedy cartoons but not so much in low-budget live-action fan films. Brief glimpses of wholly inhuman characters Nibbler and the Hypnotoad could also scare small children.Still, sci-fi run amok is a core theme of Futurama, so maybe Fan-O-Rama is just demonstrating how even when you have the tech to pull something off maybe you shouldn’t. Fan-O-Rama is already funded and not looking for backers to shut up and give them money, but if you want to monitor the progress of the film keep checking the website. Hopefully it won’t run into trouble like the recent Star Trek fan films, and hopefully the final result won’t make me want to not live on this planet anymore.last_img read more

Microsoft Pays Woman 10000 for Unwanted Windows 10 Update Here Are 5

first_imgJune 28, 2016 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »center_img It’s no secret that PC users have been fuming these past few months over Microsoft’s pushy Windows 10 update. Finally, one of these victims has seen glory.Terri Goldstein, a small-business owner based in California, sued the company and won $10,000 for her unwanted Windows 10 update with claims that her PC didn’t function properly after. “I had never heard of Windows 10,” Goldstein tells The Seattle Times. “Nobody ever asked me if I wanted an update.”  Like Goldstein, many PC users and companies are angered by the interruptions the upgrade has caused. Here are five horror stories from people who received the automatic update at the seemingly worst possible moment.1. During a live newscast.Metinka Slater, a meteorologist for Iowa’s KCCI Channel 8, was reporting the day’s weather during a live broadcast when the Windows 10 upgrade notification appeared over the map behind her. Taken by surprise, Slater briefly found herself reporting on the software update rather than the forecasted rainfall.2. During a nine-hour gaming marathon.Many online gamers are complaining that the blue “window of doom” pop-ups have made their games unplayable and forced them to exit — a major problem for competitive gamers like Erik Flom, who has a following of nearly 130,000. A forced installation caused Flom to panic, and his expletive-laden outrage was captured live on the video-streaming service Twitch. After facing the emotional distress of having to break during a nine-hour gaming marathon, Flom realized nothing could be done to stop the upgrade.3. During a radio show.Popular radio host Thom Hartmann’s server went offline when his system suddenly decided to upgrade in the middle of this show, interrupting his YouTube livestream.Our youtube stream is down because the computer it runs out of is “automatically” updating to Windows 10 WITHOUT our permission. Grrrrrrr.— Thom Hartmann (@Thom_Hartmann) March 11, 20164. During final exams.   The update may even threaten students’ grades. With summer approaching, the last thing stressed-out students need is a delay as they scramble to finish final exams. A student complained on a Reddit forum that she got up from her desk for a couple of minutes and came back to find her PC in the middle of an update.5. During a visit to the doctor.On a more serious note, Windows 10 has presented some inconvenience in the workplace, even in one doctor’s office. A Reddit user reported: “I needed to set up my department’s bronchoscopy cart quickly for someone with some sick lungs… when I turned on the computer it had to do a Windows update.” Seriously, Microsoft? Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more

DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510k Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software

first_img The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software Software provides dosimetry functionality for molecular imaging and molecular radiotherapy Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Image courtesy of NinePoint Medical News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Related Content Advanced and interactive dosimetry quantification (profile, dose-volume histograms, statistics, etc.); Compatible with PET images acquired with another radioisotope (correction of branching ratio and decay parameters). Analysis down to any liver sub region: healthy liver, lobes, tumors, toxicity regions; Voxel-based dosimetry based on 90Y-microspheres-PET (or SPECT Bremsstrahlung) series; For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more center_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 14, 2019 FDA Clears NvisionVLE Imaging System for Pancreatic and Biliary Applications August 14, 2019 — NinePoint Medical Inc. announced it has received U.S. read more Dose computation models: Local Deposition Method and Voxel S Value Dose Kernel Convolution approach; Ability to scale to known activity; and Planet Dose: The dosimetry module including 3-D personalized voxel-based internal dosimetry computation dedicated to molecular radiotherapy (MRT) Planet Onco provides advanced tools to display, co-register (including deformable registration), compute standardized uptake value and import/export results (contours and quantification results) to/from treatment planning systems and picture archiving and communication system (PACS) devices for assessment, treatment planning and response of patients undergoing a course of oncology treatments.DOSIsoft has transferred its external radiation therapy advanced software technology to nuclear medicine and molecular radiotherapy. CE marked since March 2016, Planet Onco Dose is the first fully integrated imaging and personalized 3-D dosimetry platform for radionuclide-based therapies, according to the company.Planet Onco Dose is intended to assist the user in the diagnosis, quantification and verification of radiation doses received by tissues as a result of administering permanent Y90 microsphere implants, as well as in therapy response follow-up.The software provides tools for post-treatment absorbed dose calculation and evaluation on PET and SPECT images. The following functions are available to allow dose calculations for patients after they have received a treatment using permanent Yttrium-90 microspheres: Three-dimensional (3-D) liver-lung shunt assessment; News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more June 20, 2019 — DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet Onco Dose software for its oncology and yttrium-90 (Y-90) microsphere SIRT 3-D dosimetry components.Planet Onco Dose is a comprehensive software platform dedicated to medical diagnosis aid, therapy response assessment aid, contouring for radiotherapy and internal dosimetry computation, using molecular imaging modalities.Planet Onco Dose is a modular software suite composed of two main elements: Planet Onco: The oncology module with core system features, comprehensive reviewing of multimodal molecular image series (computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, single photon emission computed tomography), fusion and registration, automatic and semi-automatic contouring of regions of interest, tumor segmentation, quantification, tumoral activity monitoring and therapy response assessment; and News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read morelast_img read more

Jamaica police charged with killing pregnant woman

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Quick workouts for men Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Associated PressKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) – Jamaican prosecutors announced Tuesday that a veteran Jamaican policeman will be charged with murdering a heavily pregnant woman as he was trying to arrest her for cursing in the middle of a town square.Horrified eyewitnesses in the coastal town of Yallahs told investigators that Corporal Dwayne Smart shot Kayann Lamont in the head with his Glock service pistol during a scuffle as he tried to arrest her for using “indecent language,” a crime in Jamaica.center_img (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) “The man kill off my sister, you know, for nothing at all,” Shem Lamont told the TV station, her eyes welling with tears.Police Supt. Michael Smith said the officer was “remorseful” and always seemed to be a level-headed individual. He said he was known as a religious man who was active in his church.More than 2,000 fatal shootings by security officers were reported by police over the last decade in this Caribbean country of 2.8 million people, and 211 reported police killings were reported last year. Human rights groups have long complained that a culture of impunity has allowed Jamaican police to serve as judge, jury and executioner.Police typically say shooting deaths occur as they respond to unprovoked gunfire. Police statistics show that more accused officers have fled the island than have been convicted of abuse since 1999.Most of the killings occur in rough neighborhoods that are seldom seen by tourists who flock to the scenic island’s beach resorts.___David McFadden on Twitter: Four benefits of having a wireless security system Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of He then allegedly shot her sister in her upper body, and was apparently aiming at the third sister but his gun ran out of ammunition. Eyewitnesses report that Smart appeared to be reloading his weapon when he was restrained by a fellow officer.The 25-year-old Lamont was about eight months pregnant and just coming back to the Yallahs area after a shopping trip to downtown Kingston with her two sisters.The Saturday afternoon slaying of the pregnant woman and the shooting of her sister, Novia, have sent a shock wave through much of the island’s society. Dozens of furious Yallahs residents have demonstrated in the town, denouncing police and calling for justice.Linda Palmer-Hamilton, the island’s acting director of public prosecution, ruled Tuesday that Smart will be charged with murder, wounding with intent, assault and firearm violations. She made the quick ruling spurred by widespread outrage.The Independent Commission of Investigations said Tuesday that Smart was quickly taken into custody on the insistence of Indecom as investigators were concerned that he was a flight risk.The uninjured sister, Shem Lamont, told Television Jamaica that her elder sister was overheard using a commonly-used Jamaican curse word to a nearby market vendor as she got out of a minibus in Yallahs Square. She said the accused officer immediately tried to arrest the woman and was trying to drag her to a police station when she tried to get out of his grip.last_img read more

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first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Larry Fitzgerald’s 100th touchdown grab of his career was a doozy.It’s nothing we haven’t seen before. There are highlight reels of spectacular Fitzgerald catches that would take hours to comb through. Jump-balls, one-handed diving grabs and fierce catch-and-runs dot the Arizona Cardinals receiver’s career, and it’s almost daunting to cut Fitzgerald’s best catches into a list of five. Perhaps it wasn’t the most difficult of plays, but it did express just how much Fitzgerald has aged over time and showed more of the offensive creativity that has helped him build one of the best postseason careers for a receiver.Fitzgerald closed with 176 receiving yards and a touchdown on eight receptions for the game.2009 vs. Panthers(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)The 2009 NFC Divisional Round game for the Cardinals wasn’t much of a contest.Arizona would win 33-13 in Carolina as Fitzgerald rolled up 166 yards on eight catches. His one touchdown followed a first-quarter jump-ball catch in double coverage. OK, so that one was a better highlight package, but Fitzgerald’s diving touchdown at the pylon made for a pretty good image.It was a good summation of the game, as the Cardinals went ahead 27-7 before the half.2009 vs. Pittsburgh(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Fitzgerald’s go-ahead touchdown with 2:37 left in the game may have been more iconic — and painful — for Arizona fans, in Super Bowl XLIII but his mid-fourth-quarter score that pulled the Cardinals within 20-14 made for the better still-shot. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo At the 1-yard line, Kurt Warner threw a corner fade that Fitzgerald caught at its peak. However, Steelers defensive back Ike Taylor also got a mitt on the ball.At this moment, it looked like there was too much going on for either to make a clean grab. But Taylor wasn’t able to do anything but lose grip as Fitzgerald’s hands gripped and shoulders ripped the football at an awkward angle as he came down for the touchdown.2012 vs. Eagles(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)There’s not much to say here. This was a 2012 regular-season game, and Arizona led 10-0 when quarterback Kevin Kolb hit Fitzgerald up the middle for a score in the second quarter. There is no grand storyline to this eventual 27-6 win, nothing that really stood out.Except for the amazing Spanish radio call of Fitzgerald’s catch. And that this photo was repurposed in pencil by an artist on a YouTube timelapse. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) catches his 100th career touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game as New England Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan (26) defends, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) So, compromise is in order.They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and to honor Fitzgerald’s leap into the top-10 of the most touchdown receptions spanning a career, we look at five striking images of his best scoring grabs spanning his career. It just so happens that most of the memorable ones came in the postseason.2009 vs. Atlanta Falcons(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)While Fitzgerald has seemingly not lost his speed or athleticism, his leaping grabs like this one are in the past — or at least not as common since he’s shifted to playing more as an inside receiver.Arizona’s NFC Wild Card round of the 2009 playoffs began with an aggression that would propel the upstart 9-7 team all the way to the Super Bowl. Quarterback Kurt Warner flung a 42-yard touchdown pass to Fitzgerald in the end zone off a flea-flicker play.It had the Falcons’ Lawyer Milloy and Chris Houston throwing up their arms as they realized they’d been had.That gave the Cardinals a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter, a fine start to an eventual 30-24 victory.2015 vs. Green Bay Packers(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)A Green Bay Packers Hail Mary pushed last year’s NFC Divisional Round game into overtime, and just when it felt like the Cardinals had lost momentum, Fitz came to the rescue. His 75-yard catch-and-run play set up Arizona inside the 5-yard line, and a shovel pass from Carson Palmer allowed the receiver to finish what he started, giving the Cards a 26-20 victory. 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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