TFA would like to congratulate and wish luck to all who are representing Australia at the 2007 FIT World Cup, and you have the opportuniy to show your support for the Aussies and do the same.Messages of support and congratulations can be sent to all Aussie players, teams, coaches, and officials currently at the tournament.Send your message by fax to:Protea Hotel Stellenbosch, South AfricaFax: 0015-27-218-809-505
It’s the little things in life that can sometimes drive us over the edge: spilled milk, a weak wifi signal, cold coffee, and the constant, rage-inducing chore of trying to remove and adjust keys on a traditional key ring. But, hold on! Take a step back from the ledge and simmer down my friend, because Kii RING is here to save you time and your fingers (it can’t help with that wifi though).Related: 12 Sturdy and Stylish Leather Key ChainsAs Kii Ring’s creator Hieu Nguyen notes, “Key rings are hard to use, requiring force and prying. They chip fingernails, hurt, and cause relentless frustration.” To prevent such frustration and damage, Kii RING was designed, unlike other key rings, with ease of access and use in mind. Made of high-strength, stainless steel, Kii RING stands apart from its competitors by flattening the traditional metal spiral and adding a small tab that extends beyond the lip of the ring itself. This tab provides a leverage point for users to simply wedge their key up, on, in, and then finally around the spiral. This whole process takes less than a few seconds and, after the first try, can be done in one fluid motion ever after. Compare that with the key ring you have in your pocket now and you’ll understand why this seemingly innocuous modification is actually a genius-level life-hack.Interest is so high in the Kii RING, its Kickstarter has raised more capital than was requested and there’s still a month to go. And that’s because, with four colors and two sizes, Kii RING is the answer to your key organization needs. No more janitor jangles here; the Kii RING dual-size system allows for you to quickly organize your keys by offsetting smaller Kii RINGs, providing quicker identification and (if necessary) removal. Beyond the standard uses for a key ring, Kii RING’s tab and lip feature opens itself up to other usage options. Nguyen recommends using Kii RING as a TSA-safe zipper lock for your bags or suitcases. He even suggests using it as a money clip on those days when a wallet isn’t wanted or required.Pledges from backers start as low as $7.00 for two Kii RINGs, so the price is right for something that will save you time and effort for years to come. Production is slated to begin in October and backers should receive their first Kii RINGs in December of this year, just in time for the holidays.Although this product might not change your life, it will certainly make it a little easier. And even if Kii RING isn’t your style, your wife or girlfriend might want one to protect and preserve her precious (and costly) manicure.Visit Kii RING’s Kickstarter for more information and to see videos on how it works. Editors’ Recommendations Koy Gear Aims to Revolutionize Men’s Everyday Apparel The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App How to Shave With a Straight Razor The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S.
Noida: Two construction labourers were suffocated to death inside a 40-feet deep bore well in sector 99 area of Noida on Thursday evening. Police have booked two supervisors of the construction company in connection with the incident.According to police, the incident occurred around 4:30 pm at a park near Supreme towers in sector 99 area of Noida where the bore well was being digged at the basement of a mobile tower. “Nearly five labourers were working at the spot when Gautam (20), a labourer from Bihar, had entered into the bore well for digging purpose” said police officials. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarPrashant Kapil, Station House Officer (SHO) of Sector 39 police station in Noida told Millennium Post that soon after Gautam stopped responding to the calls made by other labourers, Ajaypal, a labourer from Lakhimpur Khiri, entered the bore well for his rescue. “Gautam had entered the bore well and fell unconscious. Soon after he stopped responding, Ajaypal entered the bore well for his rescue but he also fainted inside. The other labourers immediately raised an alarm and police teams were informed. We immediately reached the spot and fire officials were also called. The rescue operation was started and a fire fighter along with safety equipment and oxygen cylinder went inside the bore well. Both the labourers were pulled out and were taken to nearby hospital where doctors declared them dead on arrival. The bodies were sent for post mortem and their family members were informed,” added Kapil. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceThe officer further said that the construction work was being carried out by PS construction company while two supervisors of the company have been booked in connection with the case. “Upon sustained investigations into the case, sheer negligence from the construction supervisors was highlighted. It came to light that both the labourers had entered into the bore well without any safety equipment which resulted in the fatal incident.” “We have received complaint from Ajaypal’s cousin brother, based on which we have booked two construction supervisors of the company, identified as Dulichand and Ashok Kumar, under IPC section 304 A (causing death by negligence). We are yet to make any arrested while further investigations into the case are underway,” added Kapil.
BARRIE, Ont. – Closing arguments are expected to begin Wednesday in the manslaughter trial of an Ontario nurse who took a woman off life support without a doctor’s order, with jurors set to begin their deliberations next week.A scheduled hearing in the trial of Joanna Flynn was postponed Tuesday for undisclosed reasons.Flynn, whose lawyers are expected to make their closing statements first, is also charged with criminal negligence causing death in connection with the events of March 2, 2014.Flynn was working in the intensive care unit of Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland, Ont., that night and acted as Deanna Leblanc’s primary care nurse.Leblanc had no vital signs when she was brought in by ambulance early that morning, just two days after undergoing knee surgery.Court heard she was resuscitated several times in the emergency room, then transferred to the intensive care unit after her pulse stabilized. Sixteen hours later, she was dead.Prosecutors argue Flynn overstepped her duties and made a decision that should have been left to a physician. They also allege she pressured Leblanc’s husband, Michael Leblanc, into giving his consent to end life support.“There is no issue that Ms. Flynn removed Deanna Leblanc from life support, there is no issue that she did so without a doctor’s order, finally there is no issue that the removal from life support hastened her death,” Crown attorney Sarah Tarcza told the court in her opening statement.“The issue is whether she committed an unlawful act causing Deanna Leblanc’s death. The Crown’s position is that she did.”Tarcza told the court that Flynn was the one who first brought up the possibility of turning off the machines, even though Michael Leblanc had just spoken to a doctor.Flynn told him that his wife was “basically braindead” and “already gone,” leaving him with the impression that her heart would explode if they didn’t turn off the machines, the prosecutor said.It was under those circumstances that he agreed, she said.An emergency room doctor who treated Deanna Leblanc testified she had no pulse or blood pressure on arrival, and wasn’t breathing, moving or speaking.Dr. Gert Van Rooyen said he told Michael Leblanc his wife was on a ventilator, and that medical staff were keeping her heart going with medication.Van Rooyen said he didn’t sugarcoat the situation and told the man he didn’t think his wife would recover.When it was suggested that just a few hours after Deanna Leblanc’s arrival, Van Rooyen had no expectation that she would live, the doctor replied: “I agree.”He testified that though it wasn’t written in Leblanc’s medical chart that she was braindead, that must have been an oversight because he considered her to be so.Flynn also testified at the trial, as did relatives of Leblanc and several doctors and experts.
MONTREAL — Quebec youth protection officials say an unspecified number of children who were with the ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect Lev Tahor have recently returned to the province.Myriam Sabourin, a spokeswoman for the regional health authority in the Laurentians region, north of Montreal, confirmed Thursday the children are under the authority’s care. Citing privacy concerns, Sabourin declined to say how many children have returned and what services are being provided.Lev Tahor created headlines five years ago, when Quebec youth protection services investigated allegations of child neglect in the community of about 200 people — half of them children — in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Que.A 2013 probe concluded that the community’s housing was inadequate, the children’s health needs were being neglected and they were not receiving a proper education, as most of them could speak only Yiddish. There were also allegations of underage marriages.As a Quebec court ordered that 14 Lev Tahor children be placed in foster care in November 2013, sect members fled overnight, settling first in the southwestern Ontario region of Chatham-Kent. After Ontario courts took up the case, the group uprooted again, and by the summer of 2014 they were almost all in Guatemala.There were reports the group had moved again in 2017, settling in Chiapas, a southern province in Mexico bordering Guatemala.Lev Tahor spokesmen have previously denied allegations of mistreatment, though they acknowledge children are subject to a strict religious upbringing.News of the children’s return to Quebec comes as Yeshiva World News reported Wednesday that five members of the sect — identified as the current leadership group — were arrested in Mexico. That is where the sect’s founder, Shlomo Helbrans, drowned in June 2017.David Ouellette, who has followed the Lev Tahor situation as Quebec director for research and public affairs at the Jewish advocacy group CIJA, said he has not been able to independently confirm the arrests.“However, if it turns out they have actually taken place, we hope that it could foretell the dissolution of this sect,” Ouellette said Thursday. “And we hope the children who have been caught in this sect for far too long can be brought back to a secure family environment.”Helbrans founded Lev Tahor — which translates to “pure heart” in Hebrew — in the early 1980s in Israel before relocating to New York in the early 1990s.After a conviction on a kidnapping charge, he was deported to Israel. He returned across the Atlantic to Canada, where he claimed refugee status and settled in the Laurentians. His sect established itself there for about a decade before attracting the attention of provincial authorities.Quebec authorities were tight-lipped Thursday about the children and wouldn’t say where in Quebec they are living. Sabourin said religious and language considerations were factored into the assistance being provided. “They are kids who are very distinctive given their culture, so it’s part of the what we’ve kept in mind when offering the services,” she said.She added if other young sect members were to eventually return, the agency is ready to provide services.The Canadian Press
17 November 2010The United Nations envoy in Côte d’Ivoire met today with the country’s top election official to discuss challenges ahead of the presidential run-off scheduled for later this month, including security and logistical matters. The challenges should not be underestimated, said Y. J. Choi, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, adding that everyone had agreed on the necessary measures to be taken in order to meet them.Incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo and former prime minister, Alassane Ouattara, are the two candidates in the run-off slated for 28 November, which follows the first round of elections held on 31 October.The elections, originally scheduled for as far back as 2005, were repeatedly postponed. They are a major step in restoring stability in the country, which was split by civil war into a Government-held south and rebel Forces Nouvelles-controlled north in 2002.Mr. Choi said that discussions with the Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Youssouf Bakayoko, focused on safeguarding the second round of the election and making improvements where needed.He highlighted in particular the need to take an inventory of the electoral materials and, if possible, replace or reinforce them. “The electoral documents should also be provided on time, the electoral officers who have been working enthusiastically day and night should be paid, and the tally reports should be transported from polling offices to sub-prefecture commissions,” he said. They also addressed the issue of security arrangements for the elections, said Mr. Choi, who heads the UN peacekeeping force in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI).An additional 500 troops are in the country to reinforce the 8,650-strong UN force and assist with security throughout the election period.Cote
A Norfolk man is out more than $3,000 in an online scam.On Saturday afternoon, the man contacted police after transferring $3,450 to someone he met on social media.Police say that the man sent several emails to an unknown woman he met online. The pair discussed the woman’s father and an inheritance. The victim then transferred the money believing he would receive some of the inheritance.The man then got an email from someone claiming to be an attorney, which is when he contacted the police.Police say this is two scams wrapped into one.A person pretending to be a love interest will work with someone who claims to be a lawyer, banker or other foreign official. They will claim the deceased left no other beneficiaries and will say that you are legally entitled to claim the inheritance.Alternatively, the scammer may tell a victim that someone with the same last name has passed away and they can claim their fortune through legal trickery.Victims will be told that their supposed inheritance is difficult to access due to government and bank restrictions or taxes in the country where the money is held, and that they will need to pay money and provide personal details to claim it.Providing the payments will result in losing that money, and being open to identity theft, warn Norfolk OPP.OPP remind the public to be aware of the warning signs of a scam, and to never send money to someone you do not know.
EDMONTON — When markets opened Monday morning, observers were quick to note that oil prices were pogo-sticking around, causing no small consternation.“It is the biggest shock to the oil markets since (Hurricane) Katrina. And, like Katrina, it will likely haunt us for months, at least weeks,” Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst for the Oil Price Information Service, told CNN.The reason: on Saturday, someone used drones to blow up oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, operated by the state-owned Saudi Aramco enterprise. Saudi Arabia is the second-largest producer of oil in the world, after the United States.Houthi rebels in Yemen — where Saudi Arabia has been intervening militarily — claimed responsibility. (Iran backs the Houthis, adding a layer of complication here.)But does this matter to me, a Regular Canadian?Short answer, short term: Not really.Long answer, long term: We’ll have to wait and see. The attack took about five per cent of global oil production offline over the weekend. That’s half of Saudi Arabia’s exports and 5.7 million barrels of oil per day. (Alberta, for comparison, produced 2.8 million barrels per day in 2017.)Please explain …As with everything in economics, when supply goes down and demand remains the same, prices will increase.“It creates a short-term supply deficit,” said Allan Fogwill, president and CEO of the Canadian Energy Research Institute in Calgary.That’s what happened first thing Monday morning.When oil prices do wild things, this is of concern to regular people, not just those in offices in Calgary and New York, because it also affects the price of other crude oils, such as Western Canada Select, produced in Alberta. Reuters All of these corresponding effects are likely to push gas prices up a bit.But!The reason this probably won’t matter too much to you at the moment is because there are oil reserves in hand. Saudi Arabia says it has enough oil to tide everyone over.The United States keeps 695 million barrels of oil in underground caverns in Texas and Louisiana just for this purpose — to stabilize oil prices in case of catastrophe. (The U.S. will use these as necessary, the Trump administration said.)This means the supply will more or less remain the same, with the gap between actual production and demand smoothed over from this rainy-day collection of oil, so the prices won’t go haywire enough to trickle down much to the regular consumer.Oh?Yeah. “The initial spike in the price has been muted after analysts start looking at ‘what does it mean in the short term?’” said Fogwill.But of course, this is a short-term smoothing-over.The U.S. reserves, for example, would last 143 days.If it takes an especially long time to get oil production in Saudi Arabia back up online, then a supply issue — and therefore a price issue — could arise. (Not super relevant to your regular person, but there has been an oversupply issue for some time, said Fogwill, and this could actually bring the market back into balance.) Couldn’t everyone just buy their oil from Alberta, where Iran is unlikely to attack?That’s actually one of the arguments people have been making about Alberta oil for a long time. Secure, safe, ethically produced, etc.“(The attack is) a bit of a reminder for the crude oil buyers and sellers that there is still geopolitical risk in the Middle East,” said Fogwill. “When you get a period of calm, people tend to forget that.”But could Alberta have profited from this?It’s hard to say. Maybe?Why’s that?Who buys Saudi oil? Asian countries. Some 75 per cent of Saudi oil exports go to Asia, wrote RBC Capital Markets analyst Michael Tran in an email to the Financial Post.“The unprecedented outage over the weekend would have been a boon for Canadian crude if the TMX pipeline was operational given the close proximity to Asia,” Tran wrote. “The ability to move Canadian crude to fill a supply gap does not only bring financial benefits for Canada, but also serves the world from an energy security perspective.” Donald Trump says oil price rise after attack on Saudi plants ‘not a problem’ Crude prices jump most on record in the single worst sudden disruption to the oil market ever Saudi oil attack too sophisticated for Yemen rebels, U.S. says, and photos, location implicate Iran So, if we had more pipeline capacity, then there would have been a way to take advantage, Fogwill explained, but “TMX is much more of a long-term infrastructure need for the industry.”Still, Alberta Energy got in on this: “With the third-largest oil reserves, Canada can do much to supplant high-risk sources overseas. But our country actually needs to build pipelines to help supply a world economy hungry for reliable sources of energy,” said a written statement. So this means nothing?Well …“We have to wait and see how the market’s going to react,” said Fogwill. “There’s a lot of complicating factors.”In conclusion: wait and see.With files from the Financial Post and the Calgary Herald.• Email: email@example.com | Twitter: Gas prices are expected to rise with the recent attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, but not by a lot. Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 14, 2019. Gavin Young/Postmedia
Eight countries are contesting five seats that are divided according to an agreed geographical allocation, and the winning nations will replace Argentina, Denmark, Greece, Japan and Tanzania when their terms end on 31 December.Guatemala and Venezuela have expressed their desire to vie for the seat awarded to a member of the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States, while Indonesia, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Nepal have done the same for the Asian Group seat.The elections in the other regions are uncontested. South Africa is the only candidate for the African Group seat and Belgium and Italy are the only contenders for the Western European and Others Group, where two seats have been allocated. But formal balloting will still take place for those seats on Monday because the Council is a principal organ of the UN.Elections to the Council are held by secret ballot, and a winning candidate requires a two-thirds majority of ballots of members present and voting. If there is no winner in the first round, the second round will be restricted to those countries obtaining the largest numbers of votes. If after three restricted rounds there is still no winner, the election is then open to all members. Balloting will continue until a State achieves the required majority.In the Asian race, all three competing countries have previously served on the Council – Nepal and Indonesia twice and the Republic of Korea once, in 1996-97. Nepal last served in 1988-89, while Indonesia was most recently a Council member in 1995-96.In the contest in the Latin America and the Caribbean Group, Guatemala has never served on the Council before, while Venezuela has been a member four times, most recently in 1992-93.The Council’s five other non-permanent members, whose terms end on 31 December 2007, are Congo, Ghana, Peru, Qatar and Slovakia. The five permanent members are China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Amazon.com’s unmanned aircraft deliveries face legal and regulatory obstacles AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Scott Mayerowitz, The Associated Press Posted Dec 2, 2013 11:37 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Jeff Bezos’ idea to let self-guided drones deliver packages may be too futuristic for Washington to handle.The Amazon CEO is working on a way to use the small aircraft to get parcels to customers in 30 minutes or less. While flight technology makes it feasible, U.S. law and society’s attitude toward drones haven’t caught up with Bezos’ vision.Amazon.com Inc. says it’s working on the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project but it will take years to advance the technology and for the Federal Aviation Administration to create the necessary rules and regulations.The project was first reported by CBS’ “60 Minutes” Sunday night, hours before millions of shoppers turned to their computers to hunt Cyber Monday bargains.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in the interview that while his octocopters look like something out of science fiction, there’s no reason they can’t be used as delivery vehicles.Bezos said the drones can carry packages that weigh up to five pounds, which covers about 86 per cent of the items Amazon delivers. The drones the company is testing have a range of about 10 miles, which Bezos noted could cover a significant portion of the population in urban areas.Bezos told “60 Minutes” the project could become a working service in four or five years.Unlike the drones used by the military, Bezos’ proposed flying machines won’t need humans to control them remotely. Amazon’s drones would receive a set of GPS co-ordinates and automatically fly to them, presumably avoiding buildings, power lines and other obstacles.Delivery drones raise a host of concerns, from air traffic safety to homeland security and privacy. There are technological and legal obstacles, too —similar to Google’s experimental driverless car. How do you design a machine that safely navigates the roads or skies without hitting anything? And, if an accident occurs, who’s legally liable?Delivering packages by drone might be impossible in a city like Washington D.C. which has many no-fly zones.But technology entrepreneur and futurist Ray Kurzweil notes that “technology has always been a double edged sword.”“Fire kept us warm and cooked our food but also was used to burn down our villages,” says Kurzweil.“It’s fascinating as an idea and probably very hard to execute,” says Tim Bajarin, an analyst with Creative Strategies who sees Bezos as an unconventional thinker. “If he could really deliver something you order within 30 minutes, he would rewrite the rules of online retail.”Amazon has already done that once. In 1995, with investments from family and friends, Bezos began operating Amazon as an online bookseller out of a Seattle garage. Over nearly two decades, Amazon grew to become the world’s largest online retailer, selling everything from shoes to groceries to diapers and power tools.Amazon spends heavily on growing its business, improving order fulfilment and expanding into new areas. Those investments have come at the expense of consistent profitability, but investors have been largely forgiving, focusing on the company’s long-term promise and double-digit revenue growth.The company spent almost $2.9 billion in shipping last year, accounting for 4.7 per cent of its net sales.There is no prohibition on flying drones for recreational use, but since 2007, the Federal Aviation Administration has said they can’t be used for commercial purposes.“The technology has moved forward faster than the law has kept pace,” says Brendan Schulman, special counsel at the law firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP.Schulman is currently challenging that regulation before a federal administrative law judge on behalf of a client who was using a radio-controlled aircraft to shoot video for an advertising agency. Autonomous flights like Amazon is proposing, without somebody at the controls, are also prohibited.The FAA is slowly moving forward with guidelines on commercial drone use. Last year, Congress directed the agency to grant drones access to U.S. skies by September 2015. But the agency already has missed several key deadlines and said the process would take longer than Congress expected.The FAA plans to propose rules next year that could allow limited use of drones weighing up to 55 pounds. But those rules are expected to include major restrictions on where drones can fly, posing significant limits on what Amazon could do. Many of the commercial advances in drone use have come out of Europe, Australia, and Japan. In Australia, for instance, an electric company is using drones to check on remote power lines.“The delay has really been to the disadvantage of companies here,” Schulman says. “Generally, the government wants to promote the advancement of science and technology. In this case, the government has done exactly the opposite and thwarted the ability of small, startup companies to develop commercial applications for this revolutionary technology.”Amazon isn’t the only company awaiting guidelines. A Domino’s franchise in the United Kingdom released a test flight video in June of the “DomiCopter,” a drone used to deliver hot pizza.“We think it’s cool that places like Amazon are exploring the concept,” says Domino’s spokesman Chris Brandon. “We’d be surprised if the FAA ever let this fly in the States — but we will surely stay tuned to see where this all goes.”Matt Waite, a journalism professor at the University of Nebraska and head of the university’s Drone Journalism Lab, says a bigger problem for Amazon is that the rules are not expected to allow autonomous drones, so a remote pilot would have to be in command of the aircraft at all times.Indeed, the FAA said Monday that it is moving forward with “regulations and standards for the safe integration of remote piloted (drones) to meet increased demand.” The agency reiterated that “autonomous (drone) operation is not currently allowed in the United States.”Given the slow pace at which the FAA typically approves regulations, Waite calls Bezos’ prediction of four or five years for approval unrealistic.Safety concerns could be the real obstacle in delaying drones for widespread commercial use.“You’re putting a device with eight rapidly spinning blades into areas where people are assumed to be,” Waite says. “The threat to people on the ground is significant.”It’s not hard to imagine that the world’s biggest online retailer has some significant lobbying muscle and might be able to persuade the FAA to alter the rules.Amazon spokeswoman Mary Osako says the company has been in contact with the FAA “as they are actively working on necessary regulation.”One of the biggest promises for civilian drone use is in agriculture because of the industry’s largely unpopulated, wide open spaces. Delivering Amazon packages in midtown Manhattan will be much trickier. But the savings of such a delivery system only come in large, urban areas.Besides regulatory approval, Amazon’s biggest challenge will be to develop a collision avoidance system, says Darryl Jenkins, a consultant who gave up on the commercial airline industry and now focuses on drones.Who is to blame, Jenkins asked, if the drone hits a bird, crashes into a building? Who is going to insure the deliveries?There are also technical questions. Who will recharge the drone batteries? How many deliveries can the machines make before needing service?“Jeff Bezos might be the single person in the universe who could make something like this happen,” Jenkins says. “For what it worth, this is a guy who’s totally changed retailing.”If Amazon gets its way, others might follow.United Parcel Service Co. executives heard a presentation from a drone vendor earlier this year, says Alan Gershenhorn, UPS’ chief sales, marketing and strategy officer.“Commercial use of drones is an interesting technology, and we’re certainly going to continue to evaluate it,” Gershenhorn says.The U.S. Postal Service and FedEx wouldn’t speculate about using drones for delivery.__With reports from Barbara Ortutay in New York, David Koenig in Dallas and Sam Hananel in Washington D.C.__Scott Mayerowitz can be reached at http://twitter.com/GlobeTrotScott.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Austin Davis attempts a pass during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Jan. 3, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Courtesy of TNSSince returning to the shores of Lake Erie in 1999, the Cleveland Browns have established themselves as the laughingstock of the NFL. There have been two separate ownership families, seven head coaches and an uncomfortable number of starting quarterbacks — 24, to be exact. Cleveland has tried a lot of different things since joining the league as an expansion team, and nearly all of them have not panned out. If they did, the Browns would have made the playoffs more than just once, they would have had a coach who lasted more than 64 games (Romeo Crennel) and they would have had more than a single season in which one quarterback started every game (Tim Couch in 2001). After the 2015 season came to an end, the change in regimes once again took place. Coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer were both fired, sticking the Browns back in rebuilding mode. Since relieving Pettine and Farmer of their duties, owner Jimmy Haslam began his process to replace them. In it, he turned heads across the country with two out-of-the-box hires. First, Haslam promoted Sashi Brown to executive vice president of football operations from his previous role of executive vice president of general counsel. As part of the promotion, Brown was given final say over the 53-man roster. Outrage ensued from the Cleveland fan base, mainly because of Brown’s credentials. A Harvard-educated lawyer without a formal football background granted final say in the roster clearly is unconventional. Obviously, you can’t please everyone, and Haslam likely expected some backlash from the move. Cleveland fans, like myself, are known for their passion. They want their team to break out of this 16-season slump. They weren’t sure what in the world was on Brown’s résumé that Haslam thought made him worthy of his new role. Haslam pointed to Brown’s background in analytics as what made him suited for the job. OK, that’s fair. Brown’s appointment means Cleveland is going the route of advanced statistics to make talent accusations, like many teams within the MLB do. It has worked in baseball, why not in football? Right? Then, just two days later, the Browns really showed the world they were serious about analytics when they brought New York Mets’ vice president of player development and scouting Paul DePodesta on board as chief strategy officer. DePodesta, a Harvard graduate like Brown, is known for his knowledge of analytics. He was also featured in Michael Lewis’ book “Moneyball” about the Oakland Athletics. The fire that Brown’s hiring ignited only grew more intense after the addition of DePodesta was announced.But here is the thing: Cleveland consistently has gotten hirings and personnel moves wrong. Each time it hit the reset button, the organization tried to be like other teams, bringing in former New England Patriots’ assistants like Crennel and Eric Mangini. The Browns brought in Mike Holmgren and Joe Banner, who each enjoyed success in previous stops around the league. But just a few seasons later, they were dismissed after failing to engineer results. Promoting Brown and poaching DePodesta to come to Cleveland and try building a team with a strong commitment to analytics is the opposite of what the franchise has done in the past. If nearly everything the Browns have previously tried has been wrong, what is the harm in doing the opposite? Analytics are not foreign to football. Many within the game are hesitant to adopt them, but that doesn’t mean they cannot be successful. The Browns spent the past 16 seasons being behind teams. Maybe now, just maybe, they’re getting ahead of everyone else.A new coaching staff needs to be assembled and a fresh general manager needs to be hired, but with the numbers on their side, perhaps the Browns are finally turning things around. Of course, the experiment with Brown and DePodesta could be a massive failure. Or it could be a major success and winning football might finally exist in Cleveland again. Cleveland fans’ displeasure with the two new hires only stems from the fact they want their team to be successful. It is hard to imagine, though, that analytics can assemble a team worse than what the Browns have had lately.
ThyssenKrupp Material Handling supports clients in large scale material handling applications specifically in the areas of open pit mining, minerals processing and bulk material handling. The company contacted Bonfiglioli to supply drives for discharge and spillage conveyors on Lihir Gold’s process plant expansion project at its Lihir Island operation in New Ireland province of Papua New Guinea. The application consists of two jaw crushing lines operating in parallel. Each Line has two conveyors; one for discharging and one for spillage. The discharge conveyors have a throughput of 1,200 t/h (wet), while the spillage conveyors receive 20% of that throughput in finer ores from spillage. The general needs of the application were for operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks per year. Discharge conveyors to have right angle bevel helical with rigid flange couplings, backstops, fluid couplings. Spillage conveyors to be shaft mounted gear motors with torque arm Bearing L-10 life to be greater that 60,000 hours and gear life to be 100, 000 hours. The Lihir upgrade will increase total annual gold production on average by approximately 240,000 oz/y from 2012 over the remaining life of the operation.Bonfiglioli has extended the versatility of its new HD series of advanced heavy duty drives by introducing an alignment-free configuration that cost-effectively integrates motor and gearbox. The company’s recently expanded Drives Service Centre came up with an ‘Alignment Free’ input design for the Lihir project which negates the need for a costly baseplate. The ‘Alignment Free’ input is basically a large bell housing that contains the fluid coupling, fan and provides a standard IEC interface for the flange mounted motor. This type of input also saves time and labour during commissioning of the drive as the alignment of the transmission components has already been done. Vents cut in the bell housing allow air from the fan to be forced along a path to provide optimum cooling for the gearbox. The bell housing also has a additional benefit as it provides a collection point for fluid lost by the fluid coupling in case of a blowout. The job was won simply by providing more benefits at a lower cost.Discharge Conveyor Specifications: two 2 x HDO110 3 24.6 LPB R1 VP B3 FAN MOP A CW TK OLG ‘Alignment-Free’ drives fitted with free issued Teco 75 kW four-pole motorsSpillage Conveyors: A703 US 72.5 P132 fitted with free issued Teco 5.5 kW motorsThe new HD AFD joins Bonfiglioli’s expanding range of Australasian-engineered mounting options for specific applications, offering an alternative to laser-aligned baseplate types that allows the use of close coupled IEC B5 flange mounted motors up to a G315 frame size. The HD AFD combinations – with capacities up to 1,722 kW and 150,000 Nm – complement Bonfiglioli’s Hi Torque drives and offer quick, trouble-free assembly and maintenance of high speed components including fans, fluid couplings and brakes.HD AFD models can save both time and money in a range of applications because there is no need to laser align the motor and gearbox shafts, says the Managing Director, Bonfiglioli Transmission (Australia), Malcolm Lewis. In addition to reduced initial costs compared with traditional baseplate designs, the HD AFD configuration enhances serviceability by permitting high speed components to be removed and replaced without the need for re-alignment.Applications include conveyor drives, shuttle drives, bucket elevators, inching drives and other materials handling equipment. The HD AFD is produced in Australia on Bonfiglioli’s new production and testing line that cuts delivery times out of Europe by more than half for most models. Local production, combined with in-depth local engineering expertise, enables Bonfiglioli to custom-engineer specific solutions for industrial equipment and mobile equipment. Bonfiglioli’s HD drives series is a totally new generation of large industrial drives resulting from more than three years development to produce outstanding reliability and torque densities to record values, says Lewis.
iDJ Pro de Numark pour scratcher avec l’iPadNumark présente le iDJ Pro, console de mixage, compatible avec l’iPad et haut-parleurs AirPlay. Vous pouviez jouer au DJ sur iPad via des applications mais là, on passe au niveau supérieur, grâce à Numark. Le iDJ Pro vous confrontera physiquement à la platine pour scratcher, spinner et mixer du son via l’interface de votre iPad. L’ensemble est également compatible avec l’application Djay Algoriddim. De plus, le Numark iDJ Pro fonctionne aussi avec les enceintes AirPlay, dénuées de fils, ce qui fait de vous un DJ nouvelle génération, pouvant mixer n’importe où sans avoir à trimballer tout un tas de matériel…Pour plus d’informations, jetez un œil sur le site de Numark, mais pour le moment le prix n’est toujours pas indiqué. Le 21 janvier 2012 à 09:06 • Maxime Lambert
Spurs boss Pochettino has been linked to clubs like Manchester United and Real Madrid since arriving at Tottenham in 2014.Mauricio Pochettino joked that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is “worried” that he’ll lose his services to other elite clubs. The Argentine coach has yet to win a trophy with the Spurs but just led Tottenham to a 1-1 Champions League draw against Barcelona that secured their spot in the knockout stages of the tournament.“Daniel [Levy] does not laugh. I know it gets boring but he maybe is worried, he is concerned. It is normal. It is not nice for Daniel to hear all that history of course,” he told UK newspapers, according to FourFourTwo.Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“Do I have to reassure him? No. It is like in football when the sporting director or the club president says, ‘No, the manager is going to be here and we trust in him’, and next game [he is] out.“If you reassure something it is because you are thinking different things. He is a worried man because he is jealous about me.”
Debate held between San Diego County Supervisor candidates Dumanis and Fletcher Posted: October 11, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsOn public safety and sex offenders: 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom October 11, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — KUSI’s Allen Denton hosted a debate between San Diego Board of Supervisor candidates Bonnie Dumanis and Nathan Fletcher.On helping San Diego County’s homeless:
The Anchorage Assembly during its April 26th meeting. Photo: Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media.The total price-tag on Anchorage’s 2016 operating budget is about $488 million. That’s up around $7 million dollars from a few months ago, $3 million of which is a result voter-approved measures in the April elections, according to Lance Wilber, director of the municipality’s Office of Management and Budget.For property owners, the mill rate will rise very slightly to 14.16, or $1,416 per every $100,000 of a home’s assessed value. For the owner of a $300,000 home that translates to a $42 increase over last year. The amount of money coming into the municipality through property taxes is up 6.7 percent, though Wilber told assembly members most of that is from new construction and population growth.Also approved were amendments creating two new employee positions: One for a additional fire inspector, the other for a code enforcement officer to deal with commercial cannabis businesses as they head towards opening in the year ahead.The Assembly devoted lengthy sections of its meeting to parsing a complicated financial situation involving a modest budget surplus of about $15 million, an adjustment to the tax-cap formula as a result of voter approval for Proposition 8, and a lack of clarity from Juneau on multiple appropriations. At issue was how to best apportion surplus monies in a way that benefits residents, but also provides flexibility in the budget process next year. In the end, the measure that passed directs up to $5 million in tax-relief to property owners by the end of the year, depending on how much money is left in the Fund Balance.
You can learn how to overcome early challenges at the workplace and get an insider view of what makes organisations tick; you can also take the yogic path for slimming and weight loss; and you may also explore how ‘Kathak’ dance has shaped and evolved over the millennia – from the Mughal invasion to the present day. The shelf has an eclectic offering this weekend. Soak it all up. ‘The Secret Life of Organisations – Invisible rules of success for the young Indian professional’ by Shalini Lal and Pradnya Parasher Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDoes one really need a mentor to succeed? Have you ever noticed how great gamers manage to keep moving up the levels of a game by working out the secret passages and the secret rules? “This book is for anyone who is just starting out in their career and wants to understand the invisible rules by which organisations operate,” say HR professionals Lal and Parashar, who tap into decades of experience and observations from working with prominent firms across the world to steer you through the fascinating inner life of companies. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIn the process, they answer myriad questions: how do you effectively transition from student life to a high-stakes work environment, how do you navigate hidden patterns of corporate culture, how do you capitalise on your personality to be most effective at work, how do you prepare for the unknowns of a fast-evolving work environment – and more. “It has taken us a few decades to get closer to our own personal sweet spots, but it is our hope that you will be way smarter. After all, you are starting your careers off with a ‘secret’ understanding of your organisations that we simply didn’t know of,” the authors say. ‘Yoga and diet for weight loss’ by Bijoylaxmi Hota When the mind is tense, nurtures negative emotions or thinks too much about a subject, the ‘prana’ (the subtle bio-energy) is directed more to the ‘ida nadi’ (meant to energise all mental work), leaving less ‘prana’ for the ‘pingala nadi’ which supplies energy to the body tissues for physical activities, says Hota, an Integrated Yoga Therapist with 40 years of experience who gives as much importance to diet as to yoga as diet plays a major role in one’s health. Thus, if you are trying to lose weight, this is the right book for you. Unlike most other weight-loss programmes, which are partial and superficial in their approach, the methods contained in this book deal with the deeper and more subtle aspects of a human being and root out the core causes. “Slimming is not just about what you eat, how much you eat, how much you exercise or what form of exercise you do…more importantly, it is how fast your body utilises your food,” Hota writes. In other words, how efficient is your metabolism? The target should be to hasten the process and make it so fast that without being a clinical problem, it can burn all your calories quickly. How to do this is exactly what the book teaches you. ‘Kathak – The Dance of Storytellers’ by Rachna Ramya Like other Indian art forms, the Kathak dance was shaped and evolved over the centuries through a multitude of influences, such as the Mughal courtly culture, the Bhakti Movement, the system of patronages and various cross-cultural exchanges throughout India. To this end, the book explores both the philosophical and practical aspects of Kathak – that originated more than 2,000 years ago as a form of storytelling – including its origin, development, schools techniques and music. Reverence for Kathak declined during the British Raj and it suffered greatly from being labelled as a nautch dance – a style purely for sensual pleasure. Kathak in independent India regained its space and became the classical dance of North India. The book further delves into the use of the Kathak repertoire to express an idea or a story, essential principles and techniques of the form, its schools and major artists, the format of a performance, the application of music, the importance of conscientious training and the system of practice through the lens of theory and application.
min read Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. September 12, 2011 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Though the service has a number of applications, AnyMeeting president and CEO Costin Tuculescu said the service is ideal for training courses and online education. A marketing company might, for instance, use the service to provide prospective clients with a social media bootcamp.What it is: AnyMeeting’s ticketing service lets users charge a flat admission fee to their AnyMeeting conferences. For the ticketing service, users link their PayPal merchant account to their AnyMeeting conference and specify that a PayPal payment is required from conference participants when they register for the conference. Users can then set the meeting price (minimum $5) and program in any discount codes. Conferences can also be recorded and accessed later — and you can charge for those, too. Conferences, which are password-protected for paying users, can be shared via Web link or through social media.What you might like: AnyMeeting’s ticketing system offers a surprisingly easy way of turning online content into a paid event. AnyMeeting boasts some impressive features, including conference call lines, screen sharing, the ability to broadcast live video and capacity for up to 200 attendees. For more on the service, check out this (free) tutorial.What you might not like: AnyMeeting and PayPal both get a cut — which adds up to a little less than 25 percent. While those deductions are clearly listed when setting up a conference, that can add up to real money. And, as always, while these tools are great in theory, you are still stuck with the hard part of getting people to pay for an experience on the Web.Bottom line: AnyMeeting supplies a relatively easy way to get paid for online content. Getting people to pay for that content, however, is solely up to you.What unexpected ways have you managed to generate added revenue streams? Let us know in the comments section. Need an extra revenue resource? You can now sell tickets to your next webinar.Huntington Beach, Calif.-based AnyMeeting recently launched a Web-conferencing tool that uses an online ticketing system to turn any webinar, meeting or collaborative event into a paying gig.Through a PayPal merchant account, AnyMeeting lets users charge for access to a web demonstration or Webinar — giving businesses and organizations a relatively painless option to getting paid online.
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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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Technology | May 01, 2012 FDA Clears Toshiba’s Aquilion Prime 80 CT System Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more May 1, 2012 – Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. announces the FDA clearance of the Aquilion Prime 80 series CT system, the latest addition to the Aquilion CT product line. Producing high-quality clinical images and reducing radiation exposure with Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction 3D (AIDR 3D), the system can generate 80 unique slices per rotation. The Aquilion Prime 80 series, designed with in-field upgradeability to 160 slices, gives healthcare facilities the ability to perform a wide variety of advanced clinical procedures today and to grow as clinical needs expand.The Aquilion Prime features a 0.5 mm detector, a 7.5 MHU large-capacity tube and 0.35 second scanning. This high-speed rotation allows rapid data acquisition and shortens scan times while the fast reconstruction unit further improves throughput, all of which help provide faster, safer and more accurate diagnoses. The system also features a 78cm aperture gantry, the largest currently available in a high-end CT system. The combination of a 660-pound patient-weight-capacity couch with a large gantry bore makes the Aquilion Prime 80 series an ideal system for routine clinical scanning or bariatric patient studies.To reinforce the principle of As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) imaging, AIDR 3D and NEMA XR 25 Dose Check Software are standard features on the Aquilion Prime 80 series. AIDR 3D, the newest dose-reduction technology for the Aquilion CT product line, is an iterative process that helps to remove noise from the image with reduced radiation dose. Toshiba’s NEMA XR 25 Dose Check Software enhances user awareness of the radiation dose being administered to patients. This software includes Dose Alert and Dose Notification, addressing the two main components of MITA’s CT Dose Check Initiative, as well as Tracking and Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM), to further enhance dose awareness.For more information: www.medical.toshiba.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享
Existing Home Sales to Pick Up in September; Market Shifts to Buyer’s Favor Share in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Market Studies, News Auction.com Buyer’s Market Existing-Home Sales Realtor.com 2015-09-29 Staff Writer September 29, 2015 518 Views Existing home sales had a less than promising performance in August, but Auction.com’s Real Estate Nowcast projects that they will pick back up in September.Auction.com predicts that existing home sales for the month of September will fall between seasonally adjusted annual rates of 5.23 and 5.57 million annual sales, with a targeted number of 5.4 million, an increase of 1.7 percent from August and 5.9 percent from a year ago.”While the modest growth that the Auction.com Real Estate Nowcast predicts for September will not be enough to completely recoup all of the losses experienced in August, it shows that sales are expected to move back in the right direction and maintain solid year-over-year progress,” the report said.”All the right underpinnings are in place to support continued demand, from improving labor markets and wage growth to a more approachable lending environment.”According to Auction.com, home prices have also experienced recent declines on a seasonally adjusted basis, but remain healthy. The Nowcast predicts that sales prices for existing homes will fall between $216,372 and $239,148 in the month of September, with a targeted price of $227,760, an 8.9 percent year-over-year increase.“All the right underpinnings are in place to support continued demand, from improving labor markets and wage growth to a more approachable lending environment,” said Peter Muoio, Auction.com chief economist. “That said, we’re expecting growth to assume a much more modest pace as we approach the end of 2015.”Realtor.com also released their ‘Advance Read of September Trends’ report Tuesday.The data shows home price declines and increased time on the market has moved the September housing market from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market. This transition means that it is easier for buyers to purchase a home compared to any other time so far this year.“The spring and summer home-buying seasons were especially tough on potential buyers this year with increasing prices and limited supply,” said Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for realtor.com. “Buyers who are open to a fall or winter purchase should find some relief with lower prices and less competition from other buyers. However, year-over-year comparisons show that fall buyers will have it tougher than last year as the housing market continues to show improvement.”Median list prices are also falling from July’s peak as demand in a seasonally weaker period, the report found. Inventory has also peaked for 2015, which means that buyers will not have as many choices for the rest of the year.The national median list price is $230,000, down 1 percent over August and up 6 percent year-over-year. Inventory levels stand at 80 days, up 6.7 percent from August, but down 5 percent year-over-year. Realtor.com predicts that listings inventory will end the month 0.5 percent lower than August’s numbers.Click here to view Auction.com’s Nowcast.