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SiriusXM to launch The U2 Experience exclusive channel on Friday June 1

first_img Login/Register With: Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO – SiriusXM Canada, the country’s leading audio entertainment company, announced today that U2 will launch an exclusive, limited-run SiriusXM channel, The U2 Experience, on channel 30 beginning Friday, June 1.The U2 Experience will showcase music from the band’s more than four decade long career, including tracks from their latest album Songs of Experience (Interscope) – ranked #6 in the Global Top albums of 2017, epic rock anthems, historic performances, and rarities. SiriusXM subscribers will also hear exclusive stories from Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, and U2’s long-time sound engineer Joe O’Herlihy, who has helped shape the remarkable sound of U2 throughout the decades since he first saw them perform in September 1978 at the Arcadia Ballroom in Cork City, Ireland. Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img On Monday June 11, U2 will take a one night detour from the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018 to perform at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater for the first time ever for a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers. This exclusive SiriusXM concert, and U2’s most intimate New York City show in nearly 20 years, will air on SiriusXM’s The U2 Experience, channel 30, on Wednesday, June 13 at 5:00 pm ET. The concert will also air simultaneously on Howard Stern’s Howard 101 channel.  Subscribers will be able to listen to SiriusXM hosts Bill Flanagan and Jenny Eliscu host the pre-show concert coverage from the historic Harlem landmark. The U2 Experience begins on Friday, June 1 at 12:00 pm ET and runs through Saturday June 30, via satellite on channel 30, and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.caThe U2 Experience is an example of SiriusXM channels created with leading artists, including Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Radio, The Beatles Channel, Diplo’s Revolution, Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville, Garth Brooks’ The Garth Channel, LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells Radio, Willie Nelson’s Willie’s Roadhouse, Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Radio, Tom Petty Radio, B.B. King’s Bluesville, Elvis Radio, Siriusly Sinatra, Ozzy Osbourne’s Ozzy’s Boneyard, Pearl Jam Radio and Eminem’s Shade 45.SiriusXM subscribers will be able to tune into The U2 Experience (ch.30) beginning on Friday, June 1 on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. Go to www.siriusxm.ca/streaming to learn more.For further information on U2, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018 or Songs of Experience, visit www.U2.com.About SiriusXM CanadaSirius XM Canada Holdings Inc., operating as SiriusXM Canada, is the country’s leading entertainment company. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; and exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.ca.Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, on Twitter at @siriusxmcanada, on Instagram at @siriusxmcanada and on YouTube at youtube.com/siriusxmcanada.SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies nine years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member. Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

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Mother speaks out after two charged in grisly death

first_imgAPTN National NewsOne of two teenage girls charged with manslaughter in the death of a First Nation woman has appeared in court.RCMP charged two teenagers yesterday in connection with the death of Roberta McIvor this week.Her body was discovered decapitated on the side of the road on the Sandy Bay First Nation in Manitoba.A police investigation revealed that McIvor’s car had been stolen from a yard on the reserve.McIvor had been sleeping in the vehicle at the time.The two girls removed her from the car and drove away.McIvor was fatally injured as the car left the scene.Her mother Cindy Rubio says the pain of losing her daughter is still very real.last_img

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Tourism Minister: Morocco Attracted 200,000 Chinese Tourists in 2018

Rabat – The number of Chinese tourists in Morocco rose from 10,000 in 2015 to nearly 200,000 people this year, according to the minister of tourism Mohammed Sajid. He met with the Chinese deputy minister of culture and tourism, Li Jinzao, on Sunday in Marrakech.Sajid said the two countries will sign an agreement this week to organize a cultural and tourism year of Morocco in China and another event in honor of China in Morocco in 2020.”This clear progress in bilateral relations came after King Mohammed VI visited China in 2016,” the minister said. ”The number of Chinese tourists in Morocco surged after it removed visas for Chinese nationals,” added Sajid.Read Also: Morocco Invites Kazakh Tourists, Partnerships with Tourism AgenciesThe Chinese deputy minister is making an official four-day visit to the Kingdom. He said that relations between the two countries are undergoing sustained development and announced a Chinese cultural center in Rabat is due to open soon.In September, Sajid met the Civil Aviation Administration of China administrator to discuss a new deal to open a direct flight between the countries and remove airspace restrictions. read more

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Plug is pulled after eight years on urea and methanol plant in

BECANCOUR, Que. — Proponents of a urea and methanol project in Becancour, Que., are throwing in the towel because of their inability to obtain fixed construction costs.ProjetBecancour.ag announced “the abandonment of its project” late Monday afternoon in a bid to reduce risks, explaining that the company has been unable to negotiate a fixed price with its suppliers of engineering services and construction.The decision was made by mutual agreement among all promoters, said a news release.The partners are part of the consortium called Entreprise IFFCO Canada Ltd., composed of La Coop federee, Investissement Quebec and IFFCO, which owns 50 per cent of the shares. The other half belongs to Developpement Nauticol Quebec Ltd.This project is some seven years old, having been first announced by the Parti Quebecois government in 2012. The plan was to build a fertilizer plant in 2014. Over time, however, costs went up from $1.2 billion to more than $2 billion, which encouraged the original promoters to put the project on hold in 2015.It was then relaunched in a new form in 2017, adding the production of methanol to that of urea. At the time, proponents claimed that the plant could create up to 200 direct jobs. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 30, 2019.The Canadian Press read more

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Math and Science thesis defence

Chemistry PhD student Terry Chu will make his thesis defence Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. in MCC206. His thesis is titled, Synthesis and Reactivity of Low Valent Main Group Element Complexes. His examination committee members are: Dr. Aleksandar Necakov, Chair; Dr. Paul Ragogna (Western University), External Examiner; Dr. Georgii Nikonov, Supervisor; Dr. Rick Cheel, Internal Examiner; Dr. Tony Yan and Dr. Heather Gordon; Committee Members.

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Buckeyes put emphasis on special teams

Sophomore punter Cameron Johnston (95) and freshman kicker Sean Nuernberger (96) walk off the field during a game against Maryland on Oct. 4 in College Park, Md. OSU won, 52-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorDuring the Jim Tressel era at Ohio State, Buckeye fans knew what to expect: a largely conservative offense with an emphasis on special teams.One of those things remains true under third-year OSU coach Urban Meyer. Following an Oct. 4. win over Maryland, in which the Buckeyes held the explosive Terrapin return game to just 12.7 yards per kickoff return, Meyer was ecstatic about his special teams unit.“That kickoff team, those are my guys. I might put them in first-class on the flight home. I have so much respect for those guys,” Meyer said after the game. “I love their demeanor and how they answer challenges. I was very impressed with our coverage units.”Not only did the Buckeye kickoff team shut down the Terrapins, the punt team, despite only seeing the field twice, did not allow Maryland to attempt a return. In fact, one of those punts — a 69-yard boot from sophomore punter Cameron Johnston — pinned Maryland inside its own 10-yard line. OSU redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee picked off Maryland redshirt-senior quarterback C.J. Brown on the first play of the ensuing drive, eventually leading to a Buckeye score. Johnston said seeing his teammates capitalize on the exceptional special teams play is always enjoyable.“It was nice to be able to get it down there and then Darron (was) able to take that.” Johnston said. “It definitely feels good.”Junior linebacker and special teams specialist Craig Fada said Wednesday that the special teams units get a lot of attention in practice.“We work on special teams countless periods every day in practice and it’s just a way for us to change the game,” Fada said. “It’s a way for us to have our defense in a better position, our offense in a better position, just to help all around.”He added that playing special teams for the Buckeyes is another way for younger players or unproven players to show the coaches they are deserving of more playing time. “We put a big emphasis on special teams and it gives younger guys a place to make an impact on the game,” he said. “And all the younger guys always want to get on those, and even the guys that aren’t fully equipped to get on defense yet want to get onto special teams, and that’s just a way to help.”During last Tuesday’s Big Ten teleconference, Meyer mentioned one specific player whose play on special teams has kept him in a scarlet and gray uniform. Redshirt-sophomore running back Bri’onte Dunn, who has seen limited time on offense this season, saved his Buckeye career on special teams, Meyer said. “He was gone. He would not be renewed next year if he would not have made a jump on the field and off the field,” Meyer said. “He earned it, for about two, three weeks in a row in practice on scout punt rush he was our best player. (Gave) incredible effort, and he earned some playing time. He is now starting on three special teams phases and we are going to think about working him into the offense now.“What an incredible journey he has been on, and we hope it sticks.”Johnston, Fada and Dunn might not be household names in Columbus but neither were Mike Nugent, Jake McQuaide or Nate Ebner when they first entered Ohio Stadium. All three are now on NFL rosters as special teams standouts.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Rutgers on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The homecoming kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. read more

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US and Iranian presidents speak by phone in first direct contact since

first_imgUS PRESIDENT BARACK Obama and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani spoke by phone today — the first direct contact between leaders of their two nations since the Islamic revolution of 1979.The call, which came after the two leaders failed to meet at the UN General Assembly in New York, provided dramatic evidence of an unprecedented opening in relations between the Islamic Republic and a foe it has reviled as the “Great Satan.”“Just now, I spoke on the phone with President Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Obama said in a televised statement.“The two of us discussed our ongoing efforts to reach an agreement over Iran’s nuclear programme,” Obama said.“We’re mindful of all the challenges ahead. The very fact that this was the first communication between an American and Iranian president since 1979 underscores the deep mistrust between our countries, but it also indicates the prospect of moving beyond that difficult history. I do believe that there is a basis for a resolution.”Obama said he told Rouhani that he believed a “resolution” was possible to the dispute over Iran’s uranium enrichment programme, which the West believes is a covert effort to produce nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran denies.Washington and Israel have both warned of the possibility of military action if diplomacy fails to assuage their concerns over the nuclear program.TwitterThe Iranian presidency confirmed the telephone call between Obama and Rouhani.“The two insisted on political will for quick resolution to the nuclear issue, as well as paving the ground for resolving other issues and cooperation in regional issues,” the presidency said on its website.A Twitter account run by Rouhani’s office also gave details of the call.“In phone convo, President Rouhani and President @BarackObama expressed their mutual political will to rapidly solve the nuclear issue,” one tweet said.President Rouhani listens to a question as security personnel wait in the wings during a discussion at the Hilton Hotel in Manhattan yesterday (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Another tweet paraphrasing Rouhani read: “I express my gratitude for your hospitality and your phone call. Have a good day Mr President”.Obama meanwhile even apologised for the traffic in New York, according to a Rouhani tweet, in a startling sign of the new tone in relations between the two longtime enemies.The call took place after pathbreaking bilateral talks yesterday between Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at the UN — on the sidelines of wider discussions on the nuclear programme between Iran and major world powers.Rouhani earlier continued his charm offensive in New York, a trip which set the next high level talks on the nuclear program next month.He said in a press conference that Iran would present a plan at the talks in Geneva to resolve concerns over its nuclear programme and vowed never to deviate from promises to the West.“Iran will prepare that plan and will present it in Geneva. We hope it will serve as an even more effective step to settle the nuclear issue,” Rouhani said.Rouhani said he hoped to resolve the nuclear row in a “short period of time,” a day after his foreign minister said that major powers had set a goal of a deal within one year.The soft-spoken cleric swept to power in June, succeeding the firebrand Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on promises to ease tensions over Iran’s nuclear programme, which has triggered a crippling US-led campaign of sanctions on Iran.© AFP, 2013Read: Government closure possible in US as politicians deadlocked over budget >Read: Bill Gates admits CTRL-ALT-DELETE was a mistake >last_img read more

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No is the answer Taoiseach wont ask Minister Alan Shatter to resign

first_imgTAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has said that he will not ask Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to resign.Speaking this afternoon during Leaders’ Questions, the Taoiseach was called on by opposition leaders to ask Shatter to withdraw his remarks on whisteblowers.However, Kenny said the Minister “will deal with this on Thursday”.Kenny said that Shatter had been “one of the most reforming Ministers of Justice in the last 50 years”.“So many issues of societal importance have been, are, and will be dealt with by him as Minister for Justice.”“Follow the example”Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin said that the Taoiseach should “follow the example” of other Ministers who called on Shatter to ‘correct the record’.The camera turned to other government minister during Leaders’ Questions this afternoon. (Image Credit: Oireachtas.ie)“What Minister Shatter has done is unacceptable and his position is untenable,” Deputy Martin said.Questions from Sinn Féin were in a similar vein, with leader Gerry Adams saying that “at every turn [Shatter] protected the Commissioner, he undermined GSOC, he discredited the whistle-blowers,” adding that recent controversies would not have come to light without them.The Minister should go.He asked whether or not Minister Shatter would be asked to resign, to which the Taoiseach replied: “No, is the answer to your question”.Garda CommissionerAdams said that former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan had “undoubtedly done some service to the state”, but that his resignation was welcome.The Taoiseach praised Callinan’s 41 years of service, while Martin called him “a man of great dedication” and called the resignation “a sad reflection of how the government has handled these crises”.However, Adams criticised that the media was informed of Callinan’s resignation at the same time as politicians, and that the Taoiseach did not announce it in the Dáil instead.Both Adams and Martin received a private briefing from the Taoiseach ahead of the official announcement by government, although the Garda Press Office had issued a statement on the matter ahead of this.“Don’t come in and say the government is running off to journalists,” the Taoiseach said, and received a laugh from the House as he added: “Sometimes the government is running away from journalists.”“On this particular account, you are wrong. The statement came from the Garda Press Office itself.”Future garda reforms, such as the establishment of an independent authority, were also discussed, with the Taoiseach saying work needed to be done in order to ensure there was public trust in the force, and will be addressed on Thursday.Read: Calls for Minister Shatter to quit >Catch up: Everything you need to know about GardaGate in one place >last_img read more

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Kastellorizian treasures a hit

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Those interested in the vibrant history of Kastellorizo were delighted to find a number of stunning artefacts on display at the Kastellorizian Association of Victoria’s clubrooms earlier this month. ‘Treasures from Kastellorizo, From the Cabinets of the Memory Keepers’, curated by Connie Gregory, was an exhibition held over two days showcasing costumes and jewellery, along with embroidery and household items passed down through generations.“The work involved in putting the display together was hugely rewarded by the evident enjoyment of all those who attended,” Mrs Gregory told Neos Kosmos.Researcher and co-author of An Island in Time, Nick Bogiatzis, presented a lecture on Kastellorizian jewellery and artefacts, while many attendees brought along their own personal possessions for discussion. “Mr Bogiatzis spoke for one-and-a-half hours to an attentive audience who would happily have stayed on for much longer, as he was such a charismatic and knowledgeable speaker,” said Mrs Gregory.“He also brought along a large and startling image of the island of Kastellorizo, taken from a plane about to bomb the island in 1943.”President of the Kastellorizian Association Dr Nick Lolatgis said he was heartened by the number of young people who attended the event. “The level of interest amongst Kastellorizians in learning more about their heirlooms bodes well for the continued preservation of their treasures,” said Dr Lolatgis.The event was recorded on video from start to finish and will be made available through the association’s archives.last_img read more

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Free fishing reels in anglers

first_imgSize: 280 acres; the lake was formed by a volcano.Activities: Swimming, fishing, and hiking on 10 miles of trail. You can ride horseback on separate trails, as well.How popular? Ranks about 46th of the state’s approximately 150 parks.Campsites: 50.Parking: Enough for 200 cars.Price per night: Standard campsites are $22; hook-ups are $29 and cabins are $71.30.Reservations: 888-CAMPOUT. On the Web: http://www.parks.wa.gov.The lure of free fishing hooked Ryan O’Haver of east Vancouver as he cast his line from the dock into tranquil Battle Ground Lake on Sunday afternoon.“This is my first time in 15 years,” he said about 4 p.m. He was confident he’d hook one anytime.It was his first time at Battle Ground Lake State Park, and he gave this assessment: “It’s gorgeous.”Close by on the dock, Nedo Tanjo of Vancouver was happy with a 10-inch trout. He was fishing with his father, Inas Tanjo, who brought in another one just moments later.“It’s a nice, quiet area. Good people. And lots of fish,” Nedo Tanjo said.He was correct about the fish. The state planted 3,000 trout in the lake Wednesday. The limit is five or two that are 21 inches or longer, said Park Ranger Reuben Stuart.Perched on a log nearby, Aaron Brown of Vancouver was trying his luck with his 3-year-old son, Carter. “We got skunked,” Brown said. “He doesn’t last too long, an hour or two.“We came out here on Memorial Day weekend. Got skunked then, too.”Brown, who has a fishing license, said he was not aware that this was free fishing weekend in the state. But he did notice the numerous fishermen on the banks and in boats.“Man, people like it here,” Brown said. “It’s a busy spot.”Camping and moreThe state park with its 50 camping spots is popular, too, ranger Stuart said.Although the park is close to Battle Ground, Stuart offered, “As soon as you get here, you feel you’re out in the middle of nowhere.”last_img read more

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Frozen yogurt heats up again

first_imgMiriah Mallory might be tempted to blame pregnancy for her frozen yogurt craving. But Mallory, 24, discovered frozen yogurt during a visit to southern California about one and a half years ago, long before she became pregnant.“There’s something about the texture and taste,” the Vancouver resident said, standing at the register of Yo 2 Go, a frozen yogurt shop in Vancouver’s Salmon Creek area that opened this summer.Texture and taste that are closer to ice cream than the frozen yogurts of the past are selling points to a growing number of customers in Vancouver and nationally. So is the self-service system embraced by the new wave of yogurt shops that appeal to the wide difference in customer taste buds and appetites.Mallory had built her own concoction, choosing from a bank of flavored frozen yogurt that dispenses like soft-serve ice cream, and then dishing up the toppings and syrups and finishing it off with a request for whipped cream on top. That’s the standard for frozen yogurt these days: Serve yourself, make your own sundae concoction and pay by weight at a register. The set-up gives customers control over portion size and extras.“If I only want two bites, I’m only paying for two bites,” said Christine Borquez, assistant manager of Yo Licious in Hazel Dell. It’s one of two Yo Licious locations in Clark County, with the other in Orchards.last_img read more

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Tacoma woman in hospital after van rollover on Interstate 205

first_imgA Tacoma woman was in the emergency unit of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Sunday night after the van she was riding in overturned on Interstate 205.The Washington State Patrol said Sang L. Yoou, 65, was driving a 1996 Ford Econovan when the left tire came apart, causing the van to fishtail, enter the grass median and roll over once, coming to rest on its wheels. His passenger, Sang S. Yoou, also 65, was injured and taken to PeaceHealth.The accident happened about 6:14 p.m. Sunday near the southbound Mill Plain Boulevard exit.last_img

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Editorial Shakeups at Elle and Cosmo Sites

first_imgEarly Tuesday, two top-level editors in Hearst Magazine’s Digital Media (HMDM) division were given pink slips, effective immediately.Mashable first broke the news of the layoffs saying both Elle.com editor Amina Akhtar and Abby Gardner, digital director at Cosmopolitan magazine, were let go from their respective posts.Akhtar tweeted her layoff confirmation writing, “What a Tuesday! Officially looking for work if you know of anything. #layoffs” and changing her biography on the site to include “Formerly of Elle.com. Free agent. Hire me, really.” Following those comments, it was confirmed that Gardner was also out.At least for today the layoffs seem like isolated incidents as opposed to a larger, across the board editorial shuffle. However, HMDM’s subsequent hiring announcement later in the afternoon clearly indicated the company was looking to make big changes.HMDM president Troy Young, who himself only joined the company from Say Media in May, announced the just-vacant posts were already occupied, hiring Amy Odell as editor of Cosmopolitan.com and Leah Chernikoff as editor of Elle.com, effective Sept. 16.“Cosmo and Elle are starting important conversations, breaking news and offering commentary on the big stories that matter to our users: young women who care about the worlds of fashion, entertainment, politics, women’s issues and world news,” Young says in the release.Though Young did not explicitly mention a new direction for the titles, the hiring of both Odell, formerly of BuzzFeed and the founding editor of New York magazine’s The Cut, and Chernikoff, editorial director of Fashionista.com since June 2010, does allude to the notion that he is looking to take a more aggressive online presence with both sites.“Amy’s well-respected point of view will drive Cosmo as the site evolves its content,” Young contends. “Leah’s deep knowledge of the industry and her news sensibility will grow Elle.com’s influences as a leading voice of fashion.”In addition to Odell and Chernikoff, Young also appointed Annie Fox to director of programming. She will work with content and product teams to evolve HMDM’s community connections and media platforms, according to the release.Fox comes to Hearst from Spin Media, formerly BuzzMedia, where she launched BUZZMAKER, a network of online influencers responsible for growing audience, engagement and revenue.last_img read more

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Nanditas Vishwamitra passed by censor board Raajkiran announces release date

first_imgNandita Raj in VishwamitraPR HandoutDirector Raajkiran’s Telugu movie Vishwamitra starring Nandita Raj, Sathyam Rajesh, Prasanna Kumar and Ashutosh Rana, has completed its censorship and is gearing up to hit the screens on June 14.Vishwamitra is a suspense thriller, which is about a middle-class woman, who gets along with everyone as if they are her own. When she faces a big problem in her life, an unknown person comes to her rescue. Who is that individual? That’s the suspense. The story links the creation and human imagination.Raajkiran of Geethanjali and Tripura fame has written the script and directed Vishwamitra. He has also co-produced this thriller movie alongwith Madhavi Addanki and S Rajinikanth. Nandita Raj, Sathyam Rajesh, Prasanna Kumar and Ashutosh Rana are playing the lead roles in the film.Vishwamitra has received a U/A certificate from the censor board. Announcing the release date, Raajkiran says, “The Censor Board members have appreciated our movie. Our faith in the product has only increased after listening to their praises.”Talking about the story of Vishwamitra, director Raajkiran said, “The film says that anything is possible in the universe. Nandita is seen as a middle-class girl, while Sathyam Rajesh is the one who helps her. Ashutosh Rana plays the heroine’s boss, while her friend’s character is played by Prasanna.” Nandita Raj and Vidyullekha Raman in VishwamitraPR HandoutHe further added, “We have completed the business dealings related to the film. Zee Telugu has acquired the Hindi and Telugu satellite rights at a good price. This film is based on real incidents and belongs to the romantic thriller genre. It is a family entertainer.”Vishwamitra features Vidyullekha Raman, Chammak Chandra, Cartoonist Mallik, Jeeva, Rocket Raghava, CVL Narasimha Rao, and Indu Anand in the supporting cast. The movie has Anup Rubens’ music, Anil Bandari’s camera work, Upendra’s editing Dragon Prakash’s action, Suchitra-Banu’s dance choreography, Chinna’s art direction and Vamsikrishna Akella’s dialogues.last_img read more

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Ali Riaz awarded Eimermann professorship

first_imgAli Riaz. Photo: UNBIllinois State University’s distinguished professor Ali Riaz has been awarded the inaugural Thomas E Eimermann professorship for the years of 2018-2020.The professorship will support Riaz’s research on Islamic seminaries, namely madrasas, in Bangladesh, according to a statement of the university, reports UNB.”The project will examine Bangladeshi madrasas, which have been a part of socio-cultural-educational milieu of the society for more than a century,” Riaz said adding that they have increasingly become important in social and political domains in recent decades.”Dr Riaz’s work will make important contributions to the growing body of knowledge on Islamic education and society,” said politics and government chair TY Wang.Riaz joined Illinois State University in 2002 and was promoted to full professor in 2008.He held the university professor designation between 2012 and 2017. He is currently a distinguished professor in political science.Riaz served as the chair of the department of politics and government from 2007 to 2017.His studies have contributed to more than a decade of scholarly works. His forthcoming book is a coedited volume titled Political Violence in South Asia (2018).The Thomas E. Eimermann Professorship was established by Illinois state alumnus David Crumbaugh in honour of Eimermann, who taught law-related courses for 38 years at Illinois State, served as ISU’s first pre-law advisor, founded and directed the mock trial programme, and was chair of the Political Science department from 1992 to 1998.The purpose of the professorship is to support the academic work, including professional development and research, of faculty in the department of politics and government.The Thomas E. Eimermann Professorship is the first named professorship in College of Arts and Sciences.last_img read more

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Overseer Leah White Celebrates 25 Years in Ministry

first_imgBy Joi Thomas, Special to the AFROMarch is Women’s History Month. What a fitting month for Overseer Leah White to celebrate 25 years of pastoring Greater Faith Baptist Church of Baltimore. A wonderful celebration banquet has been planned to commemorate this milestone on Friday March 29th, 7 p.m. at Pavilion, in Randallstown.Pastoring a church is no easy feat. Overseer White’s faith has helped her navigate pastoral waters. “My guiding principle for the past 25 years has been to be a model of faith, love and integrity,” said White. “My pastoral journey has been marked with trials and triumphs, which are all a part of the process that God uses to make us who we are to become, and I’m still being formed in the image of Christ,” she added. “I realize that the trying of my faith is a necessity in the growth process. Faith that can’t be tried can’t be trusted.”Overseer White grew up watching her mother, the late Rev. Dr. Mary Antoinette Phillips minister across the city. Being a female minister called to pastor a church in 1994 was monumental. Overseer White knew that the church had made a courageous move. “I salute the Remnant Baptist Church (Now Greater Faith Baptist Church) for having the courage to go against the tide and call me, realizing the controversy it would cause.”Under Overseer White’s leadership, Greater Faith Baptist Church has grown by leaps and bounds. One of Overseer White’s proudest moments as Pastor was moving into their new church building. “I felt 10 feet tall when we marched into our current home. We had been a storefront that was so small that we had to go out of the building and come in the back to march around the offering,” said White. “So, purchasing a 300 seat sanctuary ws na enormous feat. That day I said, See what the Lord has done with a people of greater faith, thus the changing of our name from Remnant Baptist, to Greater Faith Baptist.”Greater Faith continues to be a positive force in the community. “For the past ten years, we have provided a weekly food pantry, servicing the homeless, the community and our congregants. In the past, we have also served many senior citizen complexes and as well as shelters,” White said. “Also, each week, we provide ministry to the Lockerman-Bundy Elementary School through Child Evangelism Fellowship, and for more than a decade, provided mentoring for young girls SWIM (Sister WithIn Me), in addition to ongoing mission outreach events and projects, just to name a few.”Overseer White is also actively involved in ministry outside of Greater Faith. She is the founder and leader of Sisters In Ministry, Inc., on the executive committee of the Ministers Conference of Baltimore and Vicinity, Director of Women’s Ministry of the Ministers’ Conference of Baltimore and Vicinity.Greater Faith Baptist Church welcomes everyone to help them celebrate their pastor on Friday March 29th at her 25th Pastoral Anniversary banquet. Bishop Walter Thomas will be the guest speaker. For ticket information, go to www.gfbcbaltimore.org or call the church (410) 889-1700 Sunday services are held every week at 10:45 a.m. Greater Faith is located at 3000 Huntingdon Avenue in Baltimore.last_img read more

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Meet the MagicBook Pro the Worlds Most Shameless MacBook Clone

first_imgJust when we thought Apple would be the first to release a 16-inch laptop, Huawei has swooped in and stolen its thunder. Huawei yesterday unveiled the 16.1-inch Honor MagicBook Pro, a not-so-subtle jab at Apple’s rumored MacBook Pro. The cheeky branding isn’t the only thing reminiscent of Apple’s laptops; the MagicBook Pro, sold under Huawei’s Honor brand, looks nearly identical to a MacBook Pro, sporting a sleek silver aluminum chassis with an edge-to-edge display. But despite the larger screen, the MagicBook Pro weighs only 3.7 pounds, which is even lighter than the current 15-inch MacBook Pro, which checks in at 4 pounds.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/huawei-magicbook-pro-macbook-pro-clone?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 But don’t get too excited about the MagicBook Pro being the Windows 10 alternative to the MacBook Pro that the MateBook X Pro is to the MacBook Air. According to GizChina, the MagicBook Pro will only be available in China starting at $799. There is no word yet on whether it will ever make it to the U.S. We wouldn’t bet on it ever arriving given Huawei’s recent struggles with the U.S. government. As a refresher, the Chinese tech giant was placed on a blacklist by the U.S. Department of Commerce after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that forbids U.S. firms from using tech made by a company the government considers a security threat. Many feared Microsoft would revoke Huawei’s Windows license, but those worries were quelled when the software giant promised to continue to support Huawei laptops. The laptop is equipped with an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics card. The U-series Intel chip is more efficient than the H-series CPUs in the MacBook Pro but nowhere near as powerful. Combine that low-power processor with a 56-watt battery and the MagicBook Pro is rated for up to 14 hours of battery life. Less impressive is the webcam built into the laptop’s keyboard, which is certain to look straight up your nose. While only a rumor at this point, Apple’s mysterious 16-inch MacBook Pro is much more likely than the MagicBook Pro to be sold in the U.S. You can learn more details about that intriguing new laptop — including pricing, specs and release date — by reading our up-to-date rumors hub on the 16-inch MacBook Pro.  What Happens to Huawei MateBook Laptops After US Ban? by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoCNN International for ANAWhy Tennis Pundits Are Tipping This WomanCNN International for ANAUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoForbes.comSerena Williams Definitely Made This Forbes ListForbes.comUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoAdvertisement Phillip Tracy, Author Biocenter_img Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. Phillip Tracy,last_img read more

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first_img News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more February 2, 2009 – GE Healthcare IT launched of Centricity Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Services version 5.2, a significant release which introduces new efficiencies in the healthcare claims and payments process, providing tools to help customers track key indicators of financial health The new version of EDI Services offers physician practices the increased ability to receive proactive notification of payer issues, powerful reports to help practices identify the root causes of claim submission issues and new tools to monitor overall practice performance. Centricity EDI Services brings together central financial management tools with the GE Healthcare all-payer claims gateway to give physician offices greater control of the revenue cycle. New reports in Centricity EDI Services version 5.2 include “warning reports” which indicate charges that are currently being processed and paid without problems, but which may be affected by pending changes to payer rules. To provide this report, GE Healthcare reaches out to payers to understand changes that could affect customer payments, allowing the customer to focus on any steps they might need to take to prepare for the new rules before they come into effect. Washington University Physicians, the third largest clinical practice in the U.S., is a beta site for version 5.2. “One of the things we appreciate the most about GE’s EDI Services is the proactive monitoring, which helped increase the number of clean claims we sent out the door,” said Connie Belcher, claims manager, Washington University Physicians. “We can pull up the new Rejection Trending report for an at-a-glance view of the errors that can contribute to claims rejection issues for our practices. This helps us understand the source of these problems so we can address them up front, and also allows us to track the effectiveness of process changes.” Centricity EDI Services is a completely web-based solution, so there is no upgrade or service pack installation process for current customers. For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative 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. Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more Related Content 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 Technology | February 02, 2009 GE Launches Centricity Financial Management Upgrade Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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 | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read morelast_img read more

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first_img Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. 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 News | February 27, 2015 Medical 3-D Printing Purchases to Eclipse 2,000 by 2020 Modeling, surgical guides among uses driving high demand Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Related Content News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more center_img February 27, 2015 — In a new report, SmarTech Markets Publishing forecasts shipments of 3-D printers in the medical industry will reach 2,135 units in 2020, growing to 3,055 units in 2024. The report, “3-D Printing in Medical Markets: An Opportunity Analysis and Ten-Year Forecast,” shows where opportunities will be found.The report includes 10-year forecasts with breakouts by printer technology, materials type and software expenditures. It also contains market analysis for a wide variety of medical applications including implants, surgical tools and guides, medical models, medical devices and equipment prototyping. The report further discusses where 3-D printing must adapt to meet the needs of medicine. Comprehensive profiles of medical related strategies of 15 leading 3-D printer firms are included.Companies discussed in the report include: 3-D Systems, Arcam, Autodesk, Bespoke Innovations, e-Nable, EnvisionTEC, EOS, Innovation MediTech, Lima Corporate, LUXeXcel, Medical Modeling, Optomec, Organovo, Ossis, Oxford Performance Materials, Protos Eyewear, Rapid Shape, Renishaw, Stratasys, Visualization Sciences, voxeljet, Within Technologies and Worrell.In 2014 just over 1,100 printers were sold for medical applications, more than 60 percent falling into the photopolymerization or material jetting categories. Both these types of medical 3-D printers can handle modeling, surgical guides and tools, medical prototypes and hearing aid shells. They are not suitable for implants and prosthetics, where requirements are highly specific. By 2020, shipments of medical 3-D printers are expected to have almost doubled.Revenues of materials for medical 3-D printing were almost $50 million in 2014 and are expected to reach $345 million by 2020. After 2020 revenues from 3-D printed medical materials will be larger that revenues from the printers themselves. SmarTech’s bullish forecast for materials is due to rapidly increasing print volumes for medical applications. Primary drivers for these increased volumes are medical models and orthopedic implants. Currently, most of the sales of 3-D printed materials for medical applications are photopolymers and metal powders.For more information: www.smartechpublishing.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more last_img read more

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