Casablanca Hosts 17th Annual Freight Forwarders Conference

Rabat – Five-hundred experts and business leaders from 20 countries gathered May 4 to 6 at Hayat Regency in Casablanca for the 17th Annual Conference of Freight Forwarders of Africa and the Middle East region (RAME).Under the title “Connect and achieve with efficiency and sustainability”, the three-day symposium aimed to motivate and discuss the development of investments as well as to highlight achievement of Moroccan Freight Forwarders Association (AFFM) members during International Federation of Freight Forwarders (FIATA) meetings.AFFM chairman Rachid Tahri said that 2017 is an opportunity for Morocco and AFFM to emphasize the “Africanity” of the kingdom. The global event also showcased the efforts made by the Morocco in the development of logistics and transport sectors. “By organizing this international meeting Morocco asserts its African leadership and confirms its role as an international logistics hub in the Mediterranean area and Africa,” explained AFFM president.The event was organized by FIATA in coordination with the Ministry of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water and the AFFM. read more

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New Judges Trained in Tamazight Digital Justice to Join Moroccan Courts

Rabat – New Moroccan judges from “Group 43” have taken courses in Tamazight (Berber) for the first time in the country, in line with the Justice Ministry’s preparations of an official Tamazight alphabet.In addition to Tamazight, the judges have received professional digitization training to prepare them for online courtrooms in the near future, such as accessing and participating in hearings remotely via video.At the ceremony, justice minister Mohamed Aujjar stated that the new judges are “fortunate” to be part of an independent judicial force in the current technology age to pave the way for the integration and success of digital justice by 2022 in Morocco’s judicial system. Photo: HespressPhoto; HespressThe president of the Prosecutor General’s Office, Mohamed Abdennabaoui, pointed out that the profession of a judge is a “dangerous” one and “not for anyone” because judges must maintain high ethics, confidence, and keep an eye on the latest legal updates and developments.The ceremony, which took place at the higher institute of the magistracy, was attended by the first president of the Court of Cassation, Mustapha Fares, who said that the aspirations of the Moroccan society rest on the shoulders of the new generation of judges.The new graduates will enter the next stage of practical training on Monday before assuming their roles officially.Read Also: Morocco Wins Gold and Silver Medals at Arab Math OlympicsTamazight in schools and administrative institutionsFor Tamazight’s better integration into Morocco’s education system, the government presented draft laws 26.16 and 04.16.The first law relates to the integration of Tamazight into national education and administrative institutions and the second to the National Council for the Languages and Culture of Morocco to protect and develop both Arabic and Tamazight.The number of primary school children studying Tamazight in the current academic year has increased to 600,000, according to the secretary of state at the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education, and Scientific Research, Khalid Samadi.Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani has repeatedly stressed on the use of Tamazight alongside Arabic as the two official languages of the country, in essential documents such as contracts, ID cards, passports, drivers’ licenses, and banknotes.El Othmani repeatedly asserted the need to use only Arabic and Tamazight in official documents instead of foreign languages, such as French, but noted the administrations’ “lack of consideration” of the government’s calls. read more

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Renewed deadly clashes in northcentral Somalia send thousands fleeing in October –

In an update on the situation in Gaalkacyo, which is in the north-central part of the country, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said local authorities estimate that some 20 per cent of the fatalities and injuries are from stray bullets, and 60 per cent of the internally displaced (IDPs) in north Gaalkacyo face secondary displacement. Approximately 40,000 people have faced secondary displacement, moving to the outskirts of the town. Almost a year ago, the political leadership at the Federal level and the regional bodies such as the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) launched successful efforts towards a cessation of hostilities. They promise to bring peace this time as well. An assessment conducted by humanitarian agencies and local authorities reported no civilians currently within the fighting perimeter. However, the lack of progress to establish peace in the region has been stressed by the locals. OCHA also reported fresh clashes this morning.There is also an urgent need for humanitarian aid, as all the resources previously deployed will no longer be enough if people continue to flee their homes. Humanitarian partners in Somalia are scaling up response to displaced people after violence broke out in Gaalkacyo on 7 October 2016. Photo: OCHA/Guled Isse Humanitarian partners report 13 IDP settlements in south Gaalkacyo and eight more in the north of the city abandoned. The displaced people are in need of shelters, food, water and sanitation services, and protection, according to the OCHA update. With the Deyr rainy season under way, many displaced persons – 80 per cent of whom are women, children and elderly – will be effected by potential natural hazards, such as flooding. There is also little to no access to the port of Bossaso due to the fighting, which has affected Gaalkacyo’s livestock and trade. In addition, all schools remain closed due to the violence, which has affected more than 20,000 students. The danger of the armed conflict and concerns about staff safety have prevented humanitarian agencies from easily moving around the area to assist the population, resulting in a limited movement of humanitarian supplies. read more

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ALROSAs Severalmaz deploys UAVs at Lomonosov mining complex

first_imgDiamond mining giant ALROSA at its division Severalmaz has tested unmanned aerial vehicles – a quadcopter and an airplane – for mine surveying of land objects of Lomonosov Mining and Processing Division. Preliminary estimates show that the use of unmanned technologies provides high survey accuracy, increases the speed and safety of work.Geoscan 401 Geodesy quadcopter and Geoscan 101 Geodesy aircraft by Geoscan were used for mine and geodetic surveying. There was test mine surveying of the open-pit mine, dump, ore storages and other bulked land objects. The total area of the survey exceeded 3 km2, and the flight time was 2 hours 40 minutes. To accomplish the assigned tasks, unmanned aerial vehicles flew a total of about 100 km.The processed results of mine surveying showed high survey accuracy. The resulting measurement error is within acceptable limits with a large margin. Besides that, the use of drones made the survey much faster compared to traditional laser scanning (for one of the objects the duration of work was reduced from 115 to 65 minutes), and significantly improved their safety.“Right now, mining companies in our country are only testing the drone-based surveying technology. For Severalmaz, as well as for ALROSA as a whole, this is also the first experience of their use,” says Chief Engineer of PJSC Severalmaz Igor Ivanov. “We still need to do an in-depth analysis of the results, but preliminary estimates show that the use of drones for mine and geodetic surveying can be very promising.”The unmanned aerial vehicles involved in the tests are designed specifically for mine and geodetic surveying and require no special modification.“The use of drones for surveying is one of the components for building the concept of digital production at a mining enterprise. The resulting polygonal digital model of the open-pit mine can be used to automate the processes of calculating the volume of excavated rock mass, comparing the current state of mining operations with the mining project, planning of mining operations, and to solve some other tasks,” noted the project director of ALROSA’s Strategic Projects and Analytics Center Alexey Tikhonov.last_img read more

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Camper carries 85pound pack to capture amazing video of Mt Whitney

first_imgWe here are Geek.com are big fans of time-lapse videos. They’re a ton of fun to watch and are very easy to get sucked into. However, we rarely stop to think what kind of physical effort it took the photographer to capture such amazing shots. Take photographer Sheldon Neill for example. His latest time-lapse video was shot over a five-day camping trip where he climbed Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous U.S.Climbing to the summit of Mount Whitney, which has an elevation of 14,505 feet, is bad enough, but climbing with an 85-pound backpack sounds… well, let’s just say it isn’t exactly our ideal vacation. Neill said the trip was one of the toughest challenges of his life, but, from looking at the footage, we would say it was well worth it.The video shows Neill and his two companions making their way from Cotton Wood Lakes to the summit of the mountain, which is located between California’s Inyo and Tulare counties. Neill said the weather was actually “too perfect,” and there weren’t very many clouds in the sky. Normally a camper would prefer clear skies to rainy ones, but without clouds, it’s often difficult to portray time passing in a time-lapse video.The lack of clouds may have a silver-lining though, since it makes us watch other parts of the video to notice movement. For example, the first few shots at the Cotton Wood Lakes show very few clouds in the sky, but you can notice the ripple of the water moving feverishly. There’s also a lovely scene showing water flowing down a stream in a whimsical fashion around the 39-second mark.Unlike most nature-centric time-lapse videos, Neill added a quick scene of him and his friends sitting by the camp fire, which gives the video a true sense of adventure and wilderness exploration. And, like many good time-lapse videos, there are a few shots of the night sky and what we think to be the Milky Way Galaxy around the 1-minute mark.Neill used a Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon 24mm f/1.4 L USM II lens. He had to carry six Canon LP-E6 batteries and 18 AA Energizer batteries to power his camera and Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly. Neill said he received the dolly the day before his trip so didn’t have time to practice with it. If this is the kind of footage that results from zero practice, we’re looking forward to seeing what kind of videos he produces once he plays around with it a bit more.As we’ve seen demonstrated in other time-lapse videos, the Stage Zero Dolly can provide great fluidity for the footage. However, it’s a little unwieldy to be carrying while camping as it’s made up of a six-foot-long aluminum track. Neill said he got a ton of curious looks and people stopping to ask him what he had strapped onto the side of his pack. Perhaps Dynamic Perception will create a more travel-friendly version sometime soon.last_img read more

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Access to one of Cretes most stunning beaches to be restricted

first_imgCrete is home to some of Greece’s most beautiful beaches. But with tourism to the island on the rise, Greece is taking measures to avoid congestion and protect the environment.According to reports, a presidential decree is expected to be issued any day now with restrictions on the number of people permitted to be at Elafonisi beach each day.Located in western Crete, Elafonisi is renowned across the globe for its crystal clear blue waters and light pink sand. But aside from being popular among locals and tourists, it is also home to rare species of animals and birds, whose habitat, which includes dunes, cedar trees, white lilies, and black rocks, needs to be protected.Photo: Protothema In 2017 the Association of Hoteliers of Chania put forward a proposal for visitors to pay a €10 (AUD$15.90) entry fee to spend the day at the beach, in a move to discourage overcrowding and protect the environment.“The beach is at risk from the uncontrolled flow of people,” read the proposal, which was rejected by the local council.Aside from Athens, Crete has been attracting the second largest number of tourists to the country. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Lenvoi en masse de vidéos est désormais possible sur Dailymotion

first_imgL’envoi en masse de vidéos est désormais possible sur DailymotionPour sauver ses utilisateurs les plus fidèles et les plus actifs de l’utilisation répétée et fastidieuse de leur formulaire Web d’upload, Dailymotion publie un logiciel de transfert de masse. Bugs, lenteurs, l’envoi de vidéo via un formulaire web n’est pas l’idéal. Pour ceux qui souhaitent diffuser d’importants volumes de vidéos sur Dailymotion, l’outil « Dailymotion Mass Uploader » est sans doute la solution. Ce petit logiciel qui vient de sortir permet de systématiser l’envoi de vidéos, mais aussi d’éditer à la chaîne les méta-données, c’est à dire le titre, la chaîne, les tags, la langue et bien d’autres. Il permettra aussi d’arrêter et de reprendre les transferts en cas de besoin. À lire aussiLe World Wide Web a 30 ans : devons-nous nous inquiéter de son évolution ?Le client est encore en béta, mais il a au moins une seule version unifiée pour tous les systèmes d’exploitations comme Windows, Mac OS et Linux. C’est gràce à AIR, le logiciel d’Adobe, qui le fait tourner. La simplicité est également au rendez-vous : après une simple installation, il suffira de réaliser un glisser-déposer pour les envoyer. Plus de détails sur le site de l’éditeur !Le 21 décembre 2011 à 14:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Police seek help finding runaway girl 13

first_imgSevelin Hernandez-Mendez The Vancouver Police Department is seeking the public’s help finding a runaway 13-year-old girl.The girl, Sevelin Hernandez-Mendez, was last seen at her home at around 12:30 this morning. She is 5-foot-4 and weighs about 105 pounds. She has brown eyes and dark-brown hair with purple highlights.Anyone who sees the girl is asked to call 911.last_img

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Vancouver United Church of Christ celebrates new building after 2016 fire

first_imgBert Martin, a member of the Vancouver United Church of Christ, recalled getting a phone call while deep in sleep an early morning in May 2016.His church was on fire, he learned.At the scene, he remembered, firefighters were concerned the cross atop the west steeple of the church’s sloping, boat-like roof would fall on homes below.“They wanted to take it down before it fell down,” he told to the congregation at a rededication ceremony for the church Sunday afternoon. “They worked on that cross for several hours, but as hard as they tried they could not get that cross to come down. I think that sums up our experience as a church perfectly.“The fire was a terrible experience, but through the faith of this church and the loving hand of God, we could not be brought down.”An arsonist struck the church, also known as the First Congregational United Church of Christ, at 1220 N.E. 68th St., early morning May 25, 2016. The fire nearly destroyed the sanctuary’s west steeple, did more than $2 million in damage, and displaced the congregation and church services for more than two years.last_img read more

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Enterprise sales managers receive 2017s highest bonuses

first_imgEnterprise sales managers and global account managers receive the largest median bonuses in the UK of up to £55,000 and £33,500 respectively, according to research by Glassdoor.Its UK jobs paying the highest bonuses report analysed the median compensation and median bonuses for jobs that have been anonymously shared by employees on the recruitment website. For a job title to be considered, a minimum of 25 bonus reports must have been submitted by UK-based employees between 21 September 2015 and 20 September 2017.In the report, the definition of bonuses includes cash bonuses, stock bonuses, profit sharing amounts, sales commission and tips or gratuities.The research found that global account managers could earn the second largest bonus of up to £33,500, as well as a median total compensation of £101,000 compared to an enterprise sales manager’s total median compensation of £110,000. Partners ranked third on the list with a median bonus of £30,000 and a median total compensation of £150,000.The top 10 job roles offering the biggest bonuses for 2017 are:Enterprise sales manager: Median bonus of £55,000 and median total compensation of £110,000.Global account manager: Median bonus of £33,500 and median total compensation of £101,000.Partner: Median bonus of £30,000 and median total compensation of £150,000.Chief operating officer: Median bonus of £30,000 and median total compensation of £155,000.Chief financial officer: Median bonus of £30,000 and median total compensation of £156,000.Kitchen designer: Median bonus of £26,500 and median total compensation of £42,750.Chief technology officer: Median bonus of £25,000 and median total compensation of £165,000.Chief executive officer: Median bonus of £25,000 and median total compensation of £160,000.Channel manager: Median bonus of £25,000 and median total compensation of £90,000.Business development consultant: Median bonus of £23,250 and median total compensation of £63,500.A variety of financial roles did not rank in the final top 10 list, including that of investment banking analyst with a median bonus of £21,800 and median total compensation of £74,300; equity research analyst earning a potential median bonus of £20,000 and median total compensation of £87,000; and trader who could take home up to £20,000 in median bonus and £100,000 in median total compensation.David Whitby, UK country manager at Glassdoor, said: “The earning potential of a high-performing UK sales employee is undeniable and we are now seeing sales roles beating financial positions in terms of offering the biggest bonuses. What’s even more interesting is that a career in sales does not require what we’d call a traditional degree qualification, which suggests that high-paying and rewarding roles are more accessible than ever before in the UK.”last_img read more

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Senate witnesses describe dark side of Russian bear

first_imgRussia is still on good terms with the U.S. in the Arctic, where their coast guards cooperate. But since Moscow annexed Crimea, Americans have been warily eyeing President Vladimir Putin’s military buildup in the far north. At a U.S. Senate hearing today, witnesses described Putin more as a cunning bully than a good neighbor.Download AudioThe hearing in the Foreign Relations Committee was all about Europe, not the Arctic. Specifically, it was about Putin’s propaganda strategy. But a portrait of Putin emerged from the Russia experts who testified, and the image has fangs.As they described it, Russia uses its English-language RT news channel , among other platforms, to pollute the information sphere with all kinds of partial truths and hoaxes. The goal is to feed conspiracy theories and sow doubt.“They’re not trying to get Putin’s (polling) numbers up. They’re just trying to erode faith in democratic systems elsewhere,” says Peter Pomerantsev is a fellow at the Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank.  “Putin doesn’t want to be loved internationally. He wants to be feared. That’s a very very different kind of process.”He says Putin is trying to sully America and all it stands for, both in the information realm and on the ground.“The aim is never Crimea or Syria. Their aim is you,” Pomerantsev said, pointing his finger at the senators behind the dais. “They’re after you. They want to psychologically prove that America is impotent. Therefore Pax Americana … is pointless, and therefore why don’t we be more corrupt, more violent.”A senator on the panel asked about Putin’s popularity at home. Pomerantsev says it’s hard to measure such things in an authoritarian regime.“But without a doubt, there’s been an emotional, you know, catharsis from the Crimean experience,” he said, adding that it’s unclear how long the feeling will persist in Russia. “So I think that’s what we’re all asking ourselves: Is this a momentary high? Or is this something more long-term and much more frightening?”Heather Conley, a Europe and Arctic expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, says information infrastructure is at risk, too. She says Russian submarines have been examining the locations of Europe’s undersea fiber-optic cables. Severing those, Conley says, could disrupt Internet service, essential commerce and military command and control.“In fact, this summer, a Russian vessel continually harassed a Swedish research vessel, which was laying a new fiber optic cable, connecting Sweden to Lithuania,” she said.She contends America needs to re-engage in civil life in Europe, to be as omnipresent as it was on the continent, before the European Union and the expansion of NATO. Conley warns it won’t be an easy sell to taxpayers.“But that’s about how we build the antibodies to growing Russian influence,” she said, “because if we’re not there, Russia will step in.”Conley also believes the U.S. and Russian coast guards should continue to cooperate in the Arctic, in part to keep the channels of communication open.last_img read more

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AP New Governor BB Harichandan visits Tirumala

first_imgTirupati: The newly appointed Governor of AP Biswa Bhushan Harichandan, along with his family members, reached Tirumala on Tuesday. He has left Bhubaneswar in charted flight to Renigunta airport and reached Tirumala Tirupati Temple by road. The TTD EO Anil Kumar Singhal, Chairman YV Subba Reddy, and other officials have given a grand welcome to the Governor couple. On Wednesday at 11:30 am BB Harichandan will swear-in as AP new Governor in Amaravati.last_img

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Contractor Calls For Investigation Into Citys Pending Recycling Contract

first_imgJen Rice The city is negotiating a new recycling contract.The CEO of a company that vied to become the city’s new recycling contractor is calling for an investigation into the bidding process.EcoHub was in talks with former Mayor Annise Parker’s administration to lead the high-profile One Bin for All initiative, but last week Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the city is close to a decision in a different direction.George Gitschel, the CEO of EcoHub, wants the city attorney to investigate how the city selected a new recycling contractor.“It was definitely a rigged bid, in the classic sense of the word,” he said. “I’ve done everything the right way and I’m going to build this plant. If I have to file a lawsuit, I’ll file a lawsuit.”Four years ago, Houston secured a $1 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies to develop the One Bin Initiative. The cutting-edge plan called for Houstonians to use one bin for all garbage, recyclables, and yard waste. It would be sorted later at a facility.EcoHub was close to finalizing a deal to build that $100 million facility – with the old administration. Now, pending approval from City Council, Mayor Turner is going ahead with FCC Environmental to oversee the city’s recycling program.“No one is going to coerce me into a deal that did not originate on my watch, in which I find no merit,” Turner said.Mayor Turner said Gitschel’s company could have applied when his administration asked for bidders last year.“They had every right to submit a bid, like five other companies did,” he said. “They chose not to.”Gitschel claimed the recent bidding process excluded his company. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:17 Listen X Sharelast_img read more

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Spotify Reveals 2 Million People Used Hacked Apps to Suppress Ads

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Spotify has restated key usage metrics for 2017 leading up to its IPO next month, claiming it recently discovered 2 million users had been accessing the free version of the streaming-music service using unauthorized apps that blocked ads.“On March 21, 2018, we detected instances of approximately two million users as of December 31, 2017, who have been suppressing advertisements without payment,” the company said in an amended F-1 filing Friday with the SEC.Spotify made the disclosure ahead of its planned April 3 public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, in a nontraditional direct-listing IPO. The 2 million fraudulent users represented 1.3% of its previously reported total user base.Earlier this month, Spotify confirmed that it had begun cracking down on use of unauthorized apps, designed to circumvent the limitations of Spotify’s free service. That includes disabling ads between tracks and accessing on-demand playback on mobile devices — features available in Spotify Premium, which costs $9.99 per month. Popular on Variety center_img As a result of the fraudulent activity it identified, Spotify reduced its monthly active user count as of the end of 2017, from 159 million to 157 million total. That includes 71 million paying premium subscribers.In addition, the company restated the total number of content-hours streaming in 2017, by 1.2%, to account for the unauthorized usage. Previously, Spotify said users worldwide consumed 40.3 billion hours of audio and video last year; now it says users accessed 39.8 billion hours of content.Spotify said that “we currently do not have, and may never have, the requisite data available to adjust such key performance indicators and other metrics prior to January 1, 2017, and as a result, such key performance indicators and other metrics for such periods may be overstated.”In the risk factors outlined in its IPO filing, Spotify noted, it says it is “at risk of artificial manipulation of stream counts and failure to effectively manage and remediate such fraudulent streams could have an adverse impact on our business, operating results, and financial condition.”In a filing Tuesday, Spotify said about 31% of its outstanding shares (55.7 million of 178.1 million total) will be available for sale on the first day of trading. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek is eligible to sell 15.8 million shares (less than one-third of his total holdings).Spotify identifies Apple Music as its chief rival. Apple last week announced it now has 38 million paying subscribers for Apple Music, a little over half as many as Spotify’s reported year-end 2017 total.last_img read more

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Preacher Saved Its Best Episode of the Season for Comic Con Weekend

first_imgStay on target 11 Forgotten Vertigo Comics That Would Make Awesome TV ShowsThe Greatest Romances in Comic Book History Now, this was more like it. Preacher‘s trip to Angelville brought the tone of the show down a bit, but last night’s episode was everything we want from this show. It doesn’t waste any time giving it to us, either. Now that Tulip knows exactly how to get Jesse out of his contract, she’s determined to get it over with. The show wants you to think it’s going to happen right away, what with Tulip standing over a sleeping Madame L’Angelle with a gun. But we know how this show works. We’re going to spend a lot more time in Angelville before Jesse’s grandma gets it. So instead, Tulip puts the gun away and talks to Jesse about the plan. Jesse doesn’t get a chance to respond, though. TC and Jody have found the remnants of Cassidy’s skinsuit and put things together. They’re on their way up to give Jesse an ass-whoopin’.Here, we get one of those brutal, messy Preacher fight scenes that have been so few and far between this season. There’s a fantastic moment in the bathroom where Tulip and TC both improvise weapons to use on each other. TC even calls it out. “Found Object: Bathroom weaponry.” He makes a flamethrower out of a hair dryer and some toilet paper, Tulip grabs an eyelash curler and a… razor? Doesn’t matter. She knocks him out with her fists. Because sometimes improvised weapons are funnier in our imagination. Outside, the fight hasn’t gone that well. Jody’s knocked Jesse out, and is carrying him down the stairs. Tulip tries to save him, but TC shows up with a shotgun, and Madame L’Angelle, having woken up in all the commotion, is using the blood compact to choke the life out of Jesse. As punishment, they put Jesse inside the coffin, submerging him. So this is the scene Seth Rogen found out about at Comic Con.Dominic Cooper, Jeremy Childs (Photo via AMC)Jesse spends most of this episode trapped in the bottom of the coffin. At first, it doesn’t add too much to the story, other than a few cool scenes themed around an old western. I guess this 4:3 black and white world with a John Wayne soundalike is how Jesse gets through this particularly harsh punishment. Thankfully, it doesn’t take too long for the episode to ramp up the stakes a bit. After a real squicky role-play scene between TC and Madame L’Angelle, they make plans to grab Tulip and eat her soul. So Jesse needs to find his own way out of the coffin, and that’s when the episode gets real tense. Not just because Jesse has a time limit now, but because of his method of escape. He plans to use his cigarettes to blow up the air pump keeping him supplied with oxygen. That destroys the coffin, allowing him to escape. It works, but not before a few failed attempts. During which time, the coffin slowly floods with water. This was not the episode for claustrophobic people, huh?After all this, Jesse’s ready to kill his grandma and save Tulip. And he does… but we all knew it wasn’t going to be that easy. As soon as Madame L’Angelle dies, Tulip does as well. Kind of an insurance policy she built in. In a fast, exciting and slightly disgusting scene, Jesse brings his grandma back to life. For now. Turns out all that adrenaline is really hard on her heart. She needs to eat a soul to survive, and TC and Jody are already eyeing Tulip. The show doesn’t give us another fight this episode. It doesn’t want to spoil us. The scene cuts away just as the four lunge at each other. There were some great fights in this episode. I only hope next week’s makes good on the promise of this last shot.Gran’ma (Betty Buckley) and Tulip O’Hare (Ruth Negga) Photo by Alfonso Bresciani/AMC/Sony Pictures TelevisionOver in New Orleans, we finally check in with The Grail. Herr Starr is busy training Humperdoo in the art of Messiah-ing. He’s able to form the right words to bless people, but he keeps eating the actor-queen’s ring instead of kissing it. Baby steps. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Humperdoo. Nice to be reminded how messed up this show can get. It turns out there is someone Starr fears just a little bit. He takes a call from the leader of The Grail, the Allfather. Starr is clearly nervous when talking to him, going as far as to lie about his interactions with Jesse. He really doesn’t want the Allfather to find out he’s been searching for another savior.Starr reports that training Humperdoo isn’t proceeding along as quickly as they’d hoped. He only has one skill, and it’s not very Messiah-related. Nonetheless, Allfather asks for a demonstration. What follows is, no lie, the funniest scene of the entire show so far. The inbred descendant of Jesus, with a dopey grin on his face, tap-dancing while Hoover plays a soft-shoe song on the piano. Hardest the show has made me laugh yet. I guess we’re seeing the origin of the phrase “Jesus Tap-Dancing Christ?” Let Humperdoo into your life. #Preacher pic.twitter.com/cy2egMSROR— PREACHER (@PreacherAMC) July 23, 2018I’m not the only one who enjoyed it either. The Allfather loved the performance so much, he’s convinced Humperdoo is ready to be the Messiah. Starr is visibly pained to learn that the second coming will consist of the drooling product of centuries of incest tap-dancing his way into Christian hearts. He desperately needs to get to Jesse now. Featherstone gets a fun gag in this scene. She dramatically says “I have an idea,” while a dramatic music queue plays and the camera zooms in on her. Then, Starr yells at her to spit it out already. This is the most comedy this show’s had all season. I like it. The show works best when it’s striking this tone.Featherstone’s idea involves using Cassidy to get to Jesse. Cassidy is in New Orleans trying to move on. He’s got himself an account on the vampire version of Tinder. His first date doesn’t go too well. For a second, he thinks he’s found another vampire, someone who really understands him. When they go to have sex in the bathroom though, it turns out to be just a fetish. She puts in some fake fangs and asks him to bite her. It’s only when he threatens to bite for real that she figures out what he really is. Fortunately, Cass still isn’t a bad guy. He gives her a good scare, then storms to the bar for some whiskey and horse tranquilizer. That’s when Featherstone gets him.Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) Photo by Alfonso Bresciani/AMC/Sony Pictures TelevisionFor a particularly strong episode, it ends with something that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. The Grail has Cassidy read a ransom letter to the camera. It’s meant to lure Jesse back to The Grail so he can be The Savior instead of Humperdoo. Then instead of holding onto their hostage, they… dump him in a basement with some a bunch of other vampires? Why? It’s not explained. Maybe The Grail was using this group to get to Cassidy, and now they’re ensuring he stays in one place. Either way, it appears most of these Children of the Blood are fake vampires with plastic teeth. Except, perhaps, for one. I’m hoping for a better explanation of what’s going on next week. You know, in addition to all the vampire camp that is assuredly coming.center_img Preacher spent much of the first half of this season dealing with the baggage the last one left it. With Cassidy in a mood and Tulip out of action for most of it, we just didn’t get to see much of the Preacher we love. This episode felt like the show getting back to its roots. All the greatest hits were here: The Grail, Humperdoo, whimsical violence, giddy blasphemy… plus, it had a tightly told story that moved the overall plot forward. This is the kind of episode we wish Preacher would do every week. Promisingly, it set up some big stakes for the next few episodes too. The rest of this season could be a lot of fun if it can keep this momentum going. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Capital can feel and  enjoy the essence of the Punjabi music and culture as the Festival of Traditional Music of Punjab is ready to go live. Punjabi Aademy, Dept. of Art and Culture, Delhi Govt. brings us the two days Punjabi Kheyal Bandishes (compositions) and Thumri and Sufiana Kalaam. The audience will indulge into the mood by the melodious renditions of veteran singers like  Ustad Mazhar Ali Khan and Jawad Ali Khan, Baljeet Singh Namdhari among others. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The opening day of the festival (30 May) will feature Baljeet Singh Namdhari and  Pt Somdutt Battu. Ud Jawad Ali Khan, Ud Mazhar Ali Khan and Alankar Singh will be closing the festival on the following day (31 May).Mazhar Ali is a Hindustani classical vocalist of the Patiala Gharana, known for his performances of dadra and thumri. He has performed in India, Pakistan, and North America. He is the grandson of the doyen of the Patiala Gharana, Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. Jawad Ali is the brother of Mazhaar Ali and vocalist of Kasur Patiala Gharana. He started his musical career in the early 80’s. He is also a vocalist of All India Radio. He has performed at almost every music conference of India with his brother Mazhaar.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTalking about Punjabi Academy, Delhi, after independence it emerged as a cosmopolitan city of diverse cultures and languages. It has always been the endeavor of the Delhi Administration to provide all possible facilities for the development and promotion of different languages and projection of the composite culture of Delhi. Ever since its inception the Academy has been playing a catalytic role in the proliferation of Punjabi literary and cultural activities in the spheres of music, folk dances, seminars, symposia, short story, poetry, novel, literary criticism, drama etc. During the last two decades, the Academy has assumed a significant role and status of premier organization in the field of Punjabi language, literature and culture.When: 30 –31 May, 6.30 pm onwardsWhere: Indian International Centrelast_img read more

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Top app downloads for Mexico in 2017 include games dating

first_imgAccording to US-based market data and insights company App Annie, Mexico Andriod and iOS users downloaded a hefty amount of trending entertainments apps over the past year, positioning several among leaders.Apps such as Tinder, Netflix, YouTube and Clash Royale were the most downloaded by Mexicans in 2017.The most downloaded apps for iOS were Netflix, followed by Clash Royale, YouTube, Tinder, Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, HBO Go, Spotify Music, Pokemon Go and the game Slotomania: Vegas Slot.Although the list for Android varies by popularity, it is very similar with Clash Royale, Pokemon Go and Netflix being ranked in the top three downloads followed by Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans, Tinder and Google Drive.Oliver Aguilar, analyst at the IDC consultancy, said that all the demand is linked to the goal of the developers of apps to generate greater profits for the experience they offer.“The maximum objective of an application is to provide an experience, but also receive a monetary income that allows them to generate development and work on better experiences for the client,” he said.Applications like Spotify are offered in a scheme called freemium, a mix between free and premium where the user is given limited access on several devices, but once subscribed they have access to another areas of the app that provide a better experience.At the end of 2017, the market value of downloadable applications in Mexico reached $40 million USD, but by 2018, a 30 percent increase is expected, reaching $52 million USD, according to projections of the company Statista.They say that during 2017, there were 5.7 million app users in the country and that by 2018, there will be about 7.2 million.According to the market research company, they forecast that between 2017 and 2022 the market value of application downloads in Mexico could grow 160 percent.The study ComScore international on trends and mobile behaviors shows that each Mexican spend an average of 3,355 minutes per year using mobile apps. This figure is ahead of other app-savvy countries such as Germany, Italy and China.The most popular dating apps used in Mexico include Tinder at 59.6 percent, followed by Badoo, Happn and Ginder Gay Dating with 9.7 percent.Efrén Páez, analyst Mediatelecom Policy & Law, said that although trends focus on the experiences with the highest demand in dating and game apps, there are segments that still need to be developed in the market to have a more solid ecosystem.“A user can include health applications, financial services and even purchases, which are still segments that have a very high growth trend,” he said.Worldwide, Statista reports that China is the king in application downloads with a market value of $591.4 million USD followed by the United States with $525.5 million USD. India comes in third with $113.5 million, while Japan spends $92.1, the United Kingdom $80.1 and Mexico with $40.4 million USD of the market.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgSiemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 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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News | September 20, 2013 Using Serial Neuroimaging Studies to Identify Timing of Abusive Head Trauma in Infants News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more 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 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. 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 News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | 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 Related Content Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Hershey, Pa.) have categorized the appearance and evolution of abnormalities on neuroimages that represent abusive head trauma (AHT) in infants. The researchers’ descriptions of these abnormalities are important for narrowing down the timing of AHT, which can aid police in identifying and excluding potential perpetrators. Appearances of a variety of abusive traumatic injuries on cranial CT scans and MRIs at different time points are described and discussed in “Serial neuroimaging in infants with abusive head trauma: timing abusive injuries. Clinical article,” by Ray Bradford, M.D., Arabinda K. Choudhary, M.D., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.R, and Mark S. Dias, M.D., published online, ahead of print, in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. This study is the largest one on timing of AHT to date, and its findings confirm and extend those of a previous, smaller study conducted by the senior author, Mark S. Dias, M.D. The researchers hope that this article will serve as an important reference for professionals called upon to provide a time frame for abusive head injuries.Bradford and colleagues examined the medical records and imaging studies of all infants (younger than 24 months of age) with abusive head trauma (AHT) who were admitted to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center between January 1997 and December 2007. The researchers identified 105 infants whose patient charts contained specific injury dates and for whom serial CT (computed tomography) scans were available. These infants were selected for the study population; they ranged in age from 0.3 to 23 months (mean age 5.3 months, median age 3.9 months). More precise timing of injury (time of day) was noted in the charts of 43 of these infants, and MRIs (magnetic resonance images) were available in all cases in this subgroup. In none of these cases was serial MRI scanning performed.The researchers examined intracranial abnormalities on the infants’ CT scans and MRIs that are indicative of a variety of abusive head traumatic injuries. The characteristics of these neuroimaging abnormalities and the timing of their appearances post-injury are detailed and analyzed in the text of the paper as well as in four tables and nine figures. Table 2, for example shows timing of the first appearances of various intracranial abnormalities on CT scans. Abnormalities indicating epidural hematoma, acute subdural hematoma, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and brain hypodensity appear shortly after injury; abnormalities representative of brain softening and atrophy appear later. Figure 8 demonstrates the timing of MRI studies post-injury in the subgroup of 43 infants mentioned above. All injuries in the subgroup were subdural hematomas. Table 3 lists a variety of patterns these subdural hematomas exhibit on MRIs, and the researchers discuss how these patterns relate to the timing of injury. Table 4 summarizes the timing of various abnormalities shown on both CT scans and MRIs after AHT.The most common injury in the patient group was subdural hematoma (92% of cases). Other frequently found injuries included brain hypodensity (38%), edema (30%), and skull fracture (26%).Bradford and colleagues believe that their findings can provide a framework on which physicians can make broad estimates of the timing of the AHT. They caution, however, that neuroimaging findings should not be used alone to make definitive statements about the timing of the original injury. They point out that the patient’s clinical history may suggest a more limited temporal window for the injury than the neuroimaging evidence. The researchers recommend that the neuroimaging findings should be used in conjunction with the patient’s clinical history to more accurately estimate the timing of injury.In describing the study, Dias said, “This study will contribute to our understanding of how CT and MRI scans evolve over time following an abusive head injury in an infant and plays an important role in sorting out when abuse occurred. This study allows us to provide ranges within which injury may have occurred, although there are necessary limitations to such a study, and more studies are needed to help pinpoint the time of injury with even greater accuracy.”For more information: www.thejns.org, www.AANS.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Imago Systems Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… 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 morelast_img read more

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Related Increased flights to Monastir from Robin H

first_img RelatedIncreased flights to Monastir from Robin Hood AirportIncreased flights to Monastir from Robin Hood AirportFlybe to introduce extra flights to JerseyFlybe to introduce extra flights to JerseyWizz Air to launch new flights to GermanyWizz Air will introduce two new flights to Germany in the spring Cheap flights to Wroclaw from Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport reopened earlier this month.Wizz Air’s twice-weekly route to Poland’s fourth-largest city resumed last Friday (March 12th) and has so far proved popular among both Brits and Poles.Jodi Stow, Robin Hood Airport’s marketing and communications manager, said she is “thrilled” to welcome back cheap flights to Wroclaw.”Wroclaw is a beautiful Polish city and a great place for short breaks. These flights will also provide a gateway for Polish visitors wishing to visit our fantastic region,” she commented.Ms Stow went on to say that the service’s first Polish arrivals were greeted at the airport with traditional food prepared at Robin Hood’s authentic Kuchnia Polska restaurant.Airport staff had been busy practising their Polish before the reintroduction of the route and handed out Polish information booklets to passengers.Robin Hood Airport will see a further new service on March 28th thanks to a franchise agreement between Aer Lingus and Aer Arann, with the airlines launching six weekly flights to Dublin.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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Police to increase road safety measures and presence

first_imgPolice said on Tuesday they would increase road safety measures following an increase in the amount of fatal and serious traffic accidents.Authorities agreed at meeting with Police Chief Zacharias Chrysostomou to increase the number of traffic police, by moving 50 officers from other departments in addition to 50 police cadets who finished the first phase of their training.Existing staff will also be compensated with overtime pay, in an effort to increase checks during high risk days and times, police said.Authorities added that they will work to raise the awareness of the public regarding road safety.“In July, as part of a justice ministry initiative, with the support of the police and the transport ministry, an information and awareness campaign for the public will begin,” police said.According to authorities, another measure to be undertaken is to make use of the Comstat system, geared at evaluating statistical data, used by authorities to aid decision-making.Alcotests and narcotests are also set to increase.Police also noted that cameras will be placed on the roads and that an evaluation of a study by UCy on increasing charges for dangerous and reckless driving will be taken into account for the creation of a new bill.“There is a serious lack of road safety consciousness,” police said, adding that an educational framework starting in nursery school and running through the end of high school must be put in place.You May LikeNCH SoftwareDocument Converter Software. Convert Word PDF WPS ODT etc. Free DownloadNCH SoftwareUndoNutrition Expert7 Best Painkillers You Can Make at HomeNutrition ExpertUndoNewsDHe Started Digging His Backyard And Finds A Decade Old HatchNewsDUndo Greece to overturn law that made universities no-go zone for policeUndoBritain preparing for a no-deal BrexitUndoWidowers threaten legal action over pensionsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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