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Bedlam Preview

first_imgPhoto Attribution: Icon SMITeams: #3 Oklahoma State 10-1 (7-1) vs. #10 Oklahoma 9-2 (6-2)Time: 7:00 PM CSTTV: ABCOn the call: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly RoweKickoff: For entertainment purposes:Spread: Cowboys -3.5Over/Under: 70.5This game opened at OSU -3 with an over/under of 78 and has since been upped to OSU -3.5 but the over/under has been lowered to 70.5, obviously because of the weather. If you’re looking to get some last-minute bets in though, it looks like the rain is going to be gone and I don’t think temperature is keeping either of these teams out of the end zone.OU to cover and take the over. The cumulative score for the last seven Bedlam games in Stillwater: OU 239, OSU 231. (courtesy of okstate.com) Justin Blackmon has more than 500 fewer yards and 5 fewer TD than last year on only 8 fewer catches. Mike Gundy can earn $564,000 with a win today (courtesty of College Gameday). OU has only lost three games in conference play once since Stoops has been there. A few stats you should know: What I’m excited about: Are you kidding me? It’s Bedlam, baby. Outside of that, I think it’s going to be just an incredible game. OSU is the better team, and anybody who tells you different is lying to themselves, but to say their Bedlam demons aren’t relevant is to say Kim Kardashian doesn’t have an attention problem.I think both of those factors form some sort of strange clash that will result in an instand classic. OSU will win if: Two things here. Either they stop the Belldozer in the red zone and hold OU to field goals, or hassle Landry to the point that he tosses multiple interceptions before OU can reach the red zone. OSU has lost the turnover battle three times (Louisiana, Kansas State, and Iowa State) and twice the game has been dicey. How worried I am (out of 10):Uniform prediction:Gun to my head: OSU 41-38 – Gina tweeted the five of the six Oklahoman writers picked OSU to score 41 points, so lump me in with that group. And if that 41 is the result of a Quinn Sharp FG as time expires, I won’t be well enough to rush the field, so enjoy.Give me your predictions below!If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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OOCL Handles More as Revenues Rise in Q3

first_imgzoom Hong Kong-based container carrier Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) reported that its volumes and revenues continued rising during the third quarter of 2017.For the quarter ended September 30, OOCL’s total volumes were 5% up from the same period last year. During the period, the company handled 1.59 million TEU, up from 1.52 million TEU reported in the same quarter a year earlier.The Asia/Europe trade saw the largest increase in volumes, which were at 297,897 TEU, up by 24.7% from 238,844, followed by the Trans-Pacific trade with 474,794 TEU, a rise of 14.1%, and Trans-Atlantic trade which saw an increase of 13.6% percent in volumes, handling 110,942 TEU. The company’s Intra-Asia/Australasia trade handled 715,693 TEU, 7.1% less in the quarter.Total revenues for the third quarter of 2017 were up by 26.5% to USD 1.45 billion, compared to USD 1.14 billion reported in the third quarter of 2016, mostly driven by the Asia/Europe trade which reported a 57.6% surge in revenues to USD 305.7 million from USD 193.9 million.OOCL said that loadable capacity increased by 9%. The overall load factor was 3% lower than the same period in 2016. Overall average revenue per TEU increased by 20.6% compared to the third quarter of last year.For the first nine months of 2017, total volumes increased by 6.2% over the same period last year and total revenues recorded a 19% growth. Loadable capacity increased by 6.6%. The overall load factor was 0.3% lower than the same period in 2016, while overall average revenue per TEU increased by 12.1% compared to the same period last year.Earlier this week, COSCO Shipping Holdings’ takeover bid for Orient Overseas International Limited (OOIL), the parent company of OOCL, passed the anti-trust review in the United States.The go-ahead was granted after COSCO Holdings’ shareholders approved the deal at the extraordinary general meeting held on October 16.The takeover offer was made in July this year when COSCO Shipping Holdings and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) placed a pre-conditional voluntary general offer to acquire all issued OOIL’s shares at an offer price of HKD 78.67 (USD 10.07) in cash, totaling in USD 6.3 billion.The EU and Chinese regulators still need to give the green light to the deal.If completed, the merged unit would become the world’s third-largest container carrier, with a combined fleet of 400 vessels.last_img read more

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Mike Myers had to rewrite Waynes World 2 at the last minute

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Funnyman Mike Myers had to rewrite the script for Wayne’s World 2 after movie boss Sherry Lansing realized he had based the whole plot on a 1949 British comedy.In an extract from Stephen Galloway’s new Lansing biopic, Leading Lady, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the writer reveals the then-Paramount chief was furious to learn the sequel was a rip-off of Ealing comedy Passport to Pimlico and laid into Myers.Producer Lorne Michaels tells Galloway, “I think he (Myers) believed they (studio bosses) had bought the rights to the other movie so that he was free to use it.” Advertisement To avoid production delays, Lansing demanded Myers rewrite his script.One source tells the author, “She said, ‘How dare you? How dare you put us in this position?’ She turned to Mike and said, ‘We’ll sue you. We’ll take your f—ing house. You won’t even own a f—ing home’.“(She added), ‘If I were you, Mike, I’d go to Lorne’s office right now, and stay there until you come up with a new script. We’ll slide food under the door’.”Galloway points out Myers did as he was told and rewrote the script. He never worked for Lansing again. Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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Canada US see common ground on autos as threeway NAFTA talks resume

first_imgWASHINGTON – Canada and the U.S. agreed Tuesday that one of NAFTA’s most significant hurdles — defining the content rules of North American autos — may have been resolved by Monday’s side deal between the Trump administration and Mexico.The White House is calling on Canada to endorse what President Donald Trump has described as the North America Free Trade Agreement’s replacement, by the end of the week. Trump has already rebranded it the “United States-Mexico trade agreement.”Top members of Canada’s negotiating team made an abrupt return Tuesday to NAFTA talks in Washington, where they face stiff pressure from Trump to join the deal his administration struck earlier in the week with Mexico.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, who cut short a week-long diplomatic trip to Europe to travel to Washington, met Tuesday with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. It was her first in-person NAFTA meeting with Lighthizer since the spring.After their one-hour meeting, Freeland told reporters that over the coming days, the negotiating teams would search for new areas of compromise — but she declined to answer direct questions on what could be on the table for Canada.“Some positions have moved since the last time we met face to face and we’ll be looking closely at what those changes are and what they mean for Canada,” said Freeland, who credited Mexico for making “tough decisions” to compromise on labour as part of its auto rules of origin talks with the U.S.The U.S. and Mexico agreed workers earning at least $16 an hour should make 40 per cent to 45 per cent of autos. They also agreed that 75 per cent of automobile content would come from within North America, an increase from the current 62.5 per cent.“The fact that that agreement, on those difficult issues for Mexico, was able to be reached definitely clears the way to have significant, substantive and, I hope, productive conversations with the U.S. this week,” said Freeland, who called it the autos deal a positive for high-wage countries like Canada and the U.S.She was scheduled to meet later Tuesday with her Mexican counterpart, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo.Freeland said officials will delve deeply into specific issues Wednesday.A Globe and Mail report late Tuesday, which cited unnamed sources, said Ottawa was prepared to make concessions to Washington on Canada’s protected dairy market. The report said it’s part of the effort to save an important NAFTA dispute-settlement system, maintain safeguards for cultural industries and avert tougher pharmaceutical patent protections.Canada tried to offer more dairy market access to the U.S. during NAFTA talks in May, but the U.S. refused, the report said.The Trudeau government has long insisted it will defend Canada’s supply-managed dairy sector.Earlier in the day, both Larry Kudlow, the director of Trump’s National Economic Council, and U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross turned up the heat on Canada’s negotiators during televised interviews.Serious differences remain on other issues, including the dairy sector, how to settle disputes and a U.S. proposal for a sunset clause.But Ross also told the Fox Business Network program “Mornings With Maria” that the American and Mexican progress on autos would be palatable to Canada.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled agreement.“There’s been some very positive progress particularly on autos and we’re glad to be engaging as we have been,” he told reporters Tuesday in Longueuil, Que.Trump himself has threatened automotive tariffs that would cause considerable damage to both economies if Canada declines to join the U.S.-Mexico deal.He also warned he would terminate the 24-year-old NAFTA, a treaty between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico that has been economically significant for the continent.For the last five weeks, Ottawa has watched from afar as Canada’s two continental partners moved forward with one-on-one trade talks of their own.“We have been encouraged by the progress made by our NAFTA partners over the past weeks,” Trudeau said.“This was an important step to moving forward on renegotiating and improving NAFTA.”The U.S. and Mexico also agreed on issues such as intellectual property, digital trade, labour, financial services and Mexico’s de minimis threshold for duty-free online sales that cross borders.In addition, the new deal would expire after 16 years with reviews every six years, a senior U.S. administration official said Monday during a briefing. Canada had rejected an earlier U.S. proposal that NAFTA 2.0 be renegotiated — or sunsetted, in trade lingo — every five years.Trudeau sidestepped a question about the new version of the sunset clause in the U.S.-Mexico deal.Trump, who has called NAFTA a “rip off” for the U.S., called Monday’s announcement a big win.He then delivered his ultimatum to Canada.“One way or the other, we have a deal with Canada,” Trump said from the Oval Office, where he was joined on a speaker phone by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.“It will either be a tariff on cars, or it will be a negotiated deal; and frankly a tariff on cars is a much easier way to go, but perhaps the other would be much better for Canada.”For Trump, striking a new trade deal with Mexico — and possibly Canada — would be welcomed as a political win for Republicans ahead of the crucial U.S. midterm elections this fall.Mexico would like to seal a new trade agreement before the incoming government of president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador takes office Dec. 1.— With files from Mike Blanchfield in Ottawa and Peter Rakobowchuk in Longueuil, Que.— Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

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Cooperation among developing nations crucial Assembly President says

“Globalization brings opportunities, and has also brought challenges,” President Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa told a high-level committee on South-South cooperation that met in New York.Emerging markets are driving growth in the world economy, which creates new opportunities for the South, she said.She pointed out that as new economic trends – including patterns of trade, investment, technological collaboration and development aid – emerge, some regions, especially Africa, have yet to be enmeshed in the world economy.Developing countries with relatively stronger economies must assist their fellow Southern counterparts, especially the most vulnerable developing countries, Sheikha Haya asserted.“In the face of all these changes however, we must remember that for all the benefits to be sustained they must be shared – by all,” she stated.Countries of the South must band together to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight targets for slashing social and economic ills by 2015, Sheikha Haya said.“Achieving the Millennium Development Goals and wider development objectives dealing with the sharp social and economic inequalities that persist is central to our collective global economic stability and prosperity,” she added. 29 May 2007To reap the benefits of globalization, countries of the global South must cooperate to achieve development goals and fully integrate into the global economy, the President of the United Nations General Assembly said today. read more

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Elder abuse charges

A shocking story about a 94-year old woman duped out of her life savings. A husband and wife are facing charges in connection with the case.94-year old Norma Marshall was an ideal victim. She was vulnerable — she lived alone — her closest relatives were in Montreal. When she needed a new cleaning woman, the stranger Norma came to rely on targetted those weaknesses. She not only volunteered to cook for Norma, she decided to move in. And she brought her husband and two children. The elderly home owner was relegated to a small bedroom. Within a matter of weeks, Norma’s furnishings, jewelry and other valuables were sold off. And her life savings estimated at 25-thousand dollars also disappeared.Norma Marshall, victim: “The life savings is one thing — but then what it does to you emotinally is worse many times. You can recover. You don’t need a lot of money when you get old. You just need your rent and some food. You don’t need a lot but you do need people around you.”It was an alert pharmacy delivery man who contacted Toronto police. A regular to Norma’s home to deliver weekly medications, he suspected the woman was in trouble.Firoz Jogiat is a pharmacy delivery man: “Usually every Wednesday I go to Norma and she would answer the door. But the previous Wednesday someone else answered the door. And it was uncommon. When I asked the gentleman, he said he was family, but I’ve never seen Norma’s family in the last ten years. So I talked to my pharamcist after that. Next week, I insisted I would like to see Norma personally and they took me to a small room where Norma was confined to the bed. And I asked a few questions why she wasn’t taking her medication regularly. But she didn’t look at me. She was just scared so I knew something was wrong”Toronto police have made two arrests. Vera Nunes and Luis Serpa DaConceicao, both of Toronto, are facing numerous charges including theft, fraud and being unlawfully in a dwelling place.As for Norma, she’s grateful for the friendship she has with both her pharmacist and his delivery man: “Thank you very much. If it hadn’t been for them, this wouldn’t come about.”And unfortunately, Toronto police don’t believe Norma is a lone victim. They expect her story will prompt other victims to come forward. They want to hear from anyone with any information. read more

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Alaska AG says court ruling requires yearly union enrolment

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska’s attorney general says a U.S. Supreme Court ruling requires members of state public employee unions to annually reaffirm or reject their membership.The Anchorage Daily News reported Tuesday that several state union officials believe the state will establish an annual opt-in system, while at least one says the move would result in a legal challenge.An Alaska AFL-CIO official says the announcement by state Attorney General Kevin Clarkson is the nation’s “most aggressive and interventionalist interpretation” of the 2018 ruling.Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s office has declined to immediately say whether a yearly opt-in system will be established as a result of the ruling.The Alaska State Employees Association director believes the state will initiate an opt-in system and says “we will sue” if that occurs.___Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.comThe Associated Press read more

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Ban appoints experienced Australian national as new UN disaster risk reduction chief

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Australia’s Robert Glasser as Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). Mr. Glasser will succeed Margareta Wahlström of Sweden, to whom Mr. Ban is grateful for her dedication and excellent leadership of UNISDR over the past seven years, according to the spokesperson of the Secretary-General.Mr. Glasser has over 20 years of experience in in disaster response and fighting poverty. Currently, he is the Executive-in-Residence at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), where he has focussed on the humanitarian impacts of climate change.Prior to this role, Mr. Glasser worked with CARE International, where he had been Secretary General since 2007. Before joining CARE International, Mr. Glasser was Chief Executive of CARE Australia, overseeing aid and humanitarian relief programmes in Cambodia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and the Middle East, and he previously held the post of Assistant Director General of the Australian Government aid programme. read more

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Handbag investors are the new art collectors says Christies expert as Birkin

“The colouration is said to resemble the Himalayan mountains as it has a white centre and fades in to a light grey. The dying process is extremely difficult and is seen as the pinnacle of the handbag market.”Christie’s London Luxury Week sales continue on 13 June 2018 with Important Jewels. The Birkin bag The clasp features diamonds and white gold Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The clasp features diamonds and white goldCredit:Christie;s According to Ms Koffsky, the handbag market is booming because of the death of the “it-bag” following the recession.She explained: “The handbag market as we know it is really a result of the impact trend of the early 2000s which came to an end after the financial recession.”Very important bags on the runway would be worth a fraction on the secondary market.”Instead of buying this month’s “it” bag, savvy investors want to purchase a piece that will be iconic in the future, a bag which would be used for decades to come.” “The collector would want to wear the bag, they are wearable works of art. I encourage my collectors to use their bags because when you see how impeccable the craftsmanship is is how they look after a little bit of wear.” The Birkin bag Handbag investors are the new art collectors, a leading auction house has said, after a diamond-encrusted  Hermès Birkin bag broke records as it sold for £162,000 on Tuesday. The decade-old crocodile skin Himalaya Birkin bag, which features an 18-carat, white gold, diamond-encrusted lock, achieved the European record for a handbag sold at auction.Rachel Koffsky, handbag and accessories specialist at Christie’s, told The Telegraph that growing demand for “wearable works of art” has meant sales are skyrocketing.She said: “Last year our handbag sale made £2m and this year it became almost £3m.“We have two years in a row set the European record for the most valuable bag sold at auction.”While many may balk at the idea of taking a bag worth over £100,000 around the supermarket, the expert insisted the pieces are “wearable works of art,” and encourages her investors to use them.She explained: “Women are now seeing their handbag collections as not only investment opportunities but as an extension of their personalities. Now, investors are snapping up iconic Birkin bags instead, with the world record set at almost £253,000 by a similar crocodile-skin piece sold at auction in China.  Ms Koffsky said: “As it’s becoming well known how valuable these handbags are people are taking it much more seriously; they want to spend their money in a more thoughtful way.”They want to invest in handbags which will maintain their value and go up in value.”And as for the diamond-encrusted Birkin, it is expected the piece will only increase in value.The handbag expert explained: “For top collectors of handbags, this is the most desirable handbag in the world. read more

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Emma Corrin cast as young Diana Spencer in Netflix drama The Crown

The Crown has a considerable reputation for thrusting fledgling stars into the spotlight. For the first series, producers cast a little-known Claire Foy as the Queen, shaping her career in the process – Foy is now a major Hollywood talent. The move saw both Foy and her co-star, Matt Smith, embroiled in a row over the cast’s gender pay gap in 2018. The casting of one of The Crown’s most prominent characters, Lady Diana Spencer, has been announced by the period drama’s creators. Netflix released an announcement through Twitter on Tuesday evening, saying that unknown actress Emma Corrin will take the role of the young future Princess of Wales.Cambridge University-educated Corrin said in a statement: “I have been glued to the show and to think I’m now joining this incredibly talented acting family is surreal. “Princess Diana was an icon and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring. To explore her through Peter Morgan’s writing is the most exceptional opportunity and I will strive to do her justice!”Corrin will be joining Olivia Colman, who will play the Queen in seasons three and four; and Josh O’Connor, whose most recent credits include The Durrells, as her on-screen future husband Prince Charles, who will appear as a student in the forthcoming series. Camilla Parker Bowles will be played by Call The Midwife star Emerald Fennell.The Netflix hit is a major career jump for the 23-year-old, who has previously racked up only two screen credits since graduating. This year she played Esther Carter in ITV’s Grantchester, and will appear alongside Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Keira Knightley in Misbehaviour, a forthcoming comedy about the 1970 Miss World competition, which was protested by feminists. Her theatre credits are mostly limited to student productions in Cambridge. Corrin is expected to make her Crown debut in 2020, when the fourth series arrives. Season three is expected to appear on the streaming platform later this year and will span the years 1964 to 1976.Season four will take place laterand perhaps stretch into the mid-Eighties, following the ascent of Margaret Thatcher – who is rumoured to be played by Gillian Anderson – as she wins the 1979 general election. Plot details for seasons three and four are yet to be released. However, The Crown has always taken its cue from history. Lady Diana first met Charles, Prince of Wales in 1977, when she was just 16. As the Eighties dawned, she met the Queen, the Queen Mother and the Duke of Edinburgh in November 1980. The pair wed the following summer. read more

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FRANCE 2017 Who are new stars of worlds handball

IHF World Championship 2017 in France ended last Sunday with domination of the domestic team. More than two weeks of fantastic battles all over France put on forehead some new stars from the generation which will give their best in upcoming years.Handball-Planet.com made a list of TOP 10 new stars of the world’s handball which made a great impact to the results of their national team in France.Torbjorn Bergerud (goalkeeper, Norway – Team Tvis Holstebro)2. Artsem Karalek (line-player, Belarus – Saint Raphael)3. Sander Sagosen (playmaker, Norway – Aalborg *PSG Handball since summer 2017)4. Jerry Tollbring (left wing, Sweden – IFK Kristianstad *Rhein Neckar Lowen 2017)5. Nedim Remili (right back, France – PSG Handball)6. Marko Mamic (left back, Croatia – US Dunkerque * Vive Tauron Kielce 2017)7. Vincent Gerard (goalkeeper, France – HC Montpellier)8. Matevz Skok (goalkeeper, Slovenia – PPD Zagreb)9. Adam Juhasz (playmaker, Hungary – Tatabanya)10. Blaz Janc (right wing, Slovenia – RK Celje PL *Vive Tauron Kielce 2017) ← Previous Story Ljubomir Vranjes about Veszprem’s move: It’s time for a new way! Next Story → Ljubomir Vranjes leads Hungary until Tokyo 2020! read more

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Gilmore asks Revenue to reconsider property tax deadline

first_imgEAMON GILMORE has said he believes that 2014 property tax should be paid in 2014 and not this month and has urged the Revenue Commissioners to “reconsider” the deadline.Property owners who opt to pay the Local Property Tax for 2014 using a debit card, credit card or cheque will have to pay by next month, according to the Revenue Commissioners.Controversy was sparked this week when the Revenue wrote to 960,000 property owners asking how they intend paying next year’s tax.The letter asked people who made a single payment this year to contact the Revenue to let them know their preferred payment option for 2014.PaymentsThe issue surrounds the people who wish to make payments with credit or debit cards.A spokesperson for Revenue Commissioners told TheJournal.ie that they are not asking people to pay before Christmas, stating that they are just asking for people to let them know now what payment method you wish to choose “so that we can have the range of payment options set up in good time for next year”.They stated that if people choose to pay by debit/credit card online, your LPT will be deducted when the transaction is made.“This is the nature of the credit/debit card system. In line with data protection requirements and more specifically best practice in relation to data retention, Revenue does not retain credit/debit card details for longer than is absolutely necessary to process and validate the payment and therefore cannot postpone the deduction of LPT until 2014 for this payment method,” she said.A Government spokesperson told RTÉ News today that the administration and collection is a matter for the Revenue Commissioners and not Government.As of today 30,000 customers specified how they want to pay the tax.Read: Calls to delay 2014 property tax payments due next month>Read: Administrative issues stop some welfare recipients paying property tax>last_img read more

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Sunset Overdrive Could Continue Outside of Microsoft Says Insomniac

first_img Sunset Overdrive is one of the strongest Xbox One exclusive games of this generation. Unfortunately, it wasn’t exactly a big seller. This is probably why there hasn’t been a sequel even more than two years after its initial release. However, all hope is not lost for the future of Sunset Overdrive.Game Informer asked Insomniac Games’ president Ted Price why there hasn’t been any word on a sequel to the game. He replied with: “You’d have to ask Microsoft.” Considering how Sunset Overdrive is an Xbox exclusive title, it is ultimately up to Microsoft to green light a sequel. However, it seems that the franchise can continue, even without Microsoft.“We are passionate about that franchise, and we own it, so you may see more Sunset in the future from us,” said Price. “No promises, and no timeline to speak of, but it is something that represents our willingness to create unexpected experiences.”It’s possible that Microsoft and Insomniac have a timed exclusivity deal for the Sunset Overdrive franchise. If that is the case, then it is only a matter of time before it expires. At that point, Insomniac could produce Sunset games for competing systems like the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Curiously, a PC port of Sunset hasn’t been released. This is odd considering Microsoft’s renewed interest in that platform.Will we ever get another Sunset Overdrive in the future? Who knows? But as a fan of the franchise, I would love to see it released on multiple consoles so that it could reach more folks. In my opinion, Sunset Overdrive is one of this generation’s gems and deserves all of the attention it can get. Insomniac has been a busy studio as of late, but I’m sure they can produce more Sunset games if given a chance. Stay on target Hands-On: ‘Stranded Sails’ Is a Relaxing Farm Sim AdventureHere’s an Hour of Incomprehensible ‘Death Stranding’ Gameplay last_img read more

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Yacolt man dies while pushing disabled car off road

first_imgA Yacolt man died pushing his disabled car from the road on state Highway 503 south of Amboy Tuesday afternoon, according to the Washington State Patrol.State troopers said Yacolt’s Keith B. Sneed, 66, was heading south on Highway 503 when, around 1:30 p.m., his 1996 Ford Contour broke down just south of the Yale Bridge.A good Samaritan joined Sneed to help him push the car out of the roadway, but shortly after, Sneed suffered some kind of medical event, according to the state patrol.The good Samaritan performed CPR on Sneed until medical crews arrived on the scene, but they were ultimately unable to revive him. Sneed died at the scene.His car was impounded for safekeeping.last_img read more

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Mayor Turner Touts Houstons Economic Health Harris County Criminal Justice Center Reopens

first_img Share Monday, May 20, 2019Top afternoon stories:Gail Delaughter/Houston Public Media Aerial view of downtown Houston.Mayor Turner Touts Houston’s Economic HealthHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner used his annual message to the Greater Houston Partnership to tout the city’s economic health. But Turner offered few new ideas as he heads into an election.Mayors typically use the State of the City address to roll out major policy initiatives, but Turner spent much of the speech trying to make the case that he’d been a good steward of the city government and deserved another term.The speech came just days after a judge invalidated voter-mandated raises for firefighters, passed as Proposition B, which would have required hundreds of such layoffs.Turner cited Houston’s unemployment rate as the lowest since 1981.Houston Public Media/ArchiveThe Harris County Criminal Justice Center is located in downtown Houston.Harris County Criminal Justice Center ReopensHarris County’s 16 Criminal Courts at Law resumed operations in the Harris County Criminal Justice Center (CJC) on Monday as one more sign of post-Harvey recovery.The hurricane flooded the CJC and the criminal courts have had to share courtrooms for bond docket and trial operations in the county’s Family Law Center. The county opened four floors of the CJC in June 2018, but the remaining floors had still been undergoing renovations. Operations are resuming in temporarily assigned courtrooms.County officials have stated moving back to the CJC will provide greater access to courts and more opportunities for trials. It will also eliminate the need for sharing courtrooms.Laura Isensee/Houston Public MediaOther colleges in Greater Houston that have partnered with the Houston Food Bank to provide food scholarships include Houston Community College, Lee College, San Jacinto College and Texas Woman’s University.UH Downtown Expands Food ScholarshipsRecent national surveys show that nearly half of college students who participated say they’ve gone hungry in the past month. In Greater Houston, one university is taking an aggressive approach to change that.Known as food scholarships, students can shop at a campus marketplace for fresh produce and other groceries on credit, often depending on how many hours of classes they take.At the University of Houston Downtown (UHD), interest in the program has skyrocketed so much this semester, that the university plans to expand it. In 2019, all students who apply will receive food scholarships.As more students at UHD use the scholarships — receiving about $60 dollars worth of food for every credit hour they take — researchers from the Houston Food Bank will track how it affects their overall success on campus.last_img read more

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Nyle DiMarco posts amazing thread for National ASL Day

first_imgNyle DiMarco slams Jimmy Fallon and Jamie Foxx for promo he says mocks hearing impairedNyle DiMarco hilariously catches woman taking photos of him on NYC subwayNyle DiMarco posts epic then and now photosRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/nyle-dimarco-posts-amazing-thread-national-asl-day/ Nyle DiMarco helps explain the importance of National ASL Day. | Photo: Nyle DiMarco / Instagram He tweeted: ‘For example, raising your eyebrows may indicate you’re asking a yes or no question while furrowing them means you’re asking a who, what, where, when, why question.’The Dancing with the Stars winner also wanted to break some myths.He said: ‘If Deaf children are taught ASL, they wont learn to speak IS A MYTH. Research has shown that knowing ASL enhances the ability to learn to speak English.‘It gives deaf children a linguistic base from which they can learn spoken language as a second language,’ he said.Give the whole thread a read on Twitter:Today is #NationalASLDayA THREAD consisting of American Sign Language history, facts, and myth busters:— Nyle DiMarco (@NyleDiMarco) 15 April 2018 Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The deaf ‘sexually fluid’ winner of America’s Next Top Model wants to dispel myths and talk facts about sign language in the U.S.He wrote on Twitter: ‘Today is National ASL Day.‘Why April 15? On this day in 1817, the first school for the Deaf in the United States opened. To this day, The American School for the Deaf in Connecticut still runs,’ he said.He continues to explain important milestones about American sign language, such as the fact ASL has different accents.The sign for “I love you” is (a combination the signs for letters I, L, and Y)OR #NationalASLDay pic.twitter.com/nqhmWwic3N— Nyle DiMarco (@NyleDiMarco) 15 April 2018‘Share this thread and spread love’DiMarco explains American sign language is also about body language. It’s National ASL Day (American Sign Language) today (15 April) so Nyle DiMarco took to Twitter to post an amazing thread. GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

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Calgary Scientific Demonstrates ResolutionMD With AI Support

first_img 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 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. 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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  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 News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… 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 November 15, 2017 — Calgary Scientific announced advancements to its ResolutionMD enterprise viewing platform for improved image and data access, collaboration and diagnosis. The company will showcase the latest capabilities at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference, Nov. 26-Dec. 1 in Chicago.  Enhancements include:Support for artificial intelligence (AI)-based visual analysis, learning and interactivity. ResolutionMD can be seamlessly integrated with third-party AI visual learning systems, enabling faster analysis and improved clinical decision making;Comprehensive patient-centric, hospital-wide access and viewing. With the latest release, ResolutionMD offers the broadest approach to non-DICOM integration, which allows hospitals to seamlessly view DICOM and non-DICOM images and reports, with new native support for cross-enterprise document sharing for imaging (XDS). This complements existing electronic health records (EHR)/electronic medical records (EMRs), and enables better patient-centric viewing across all departments in the healthcare enterprise, all within ResolutionMD; andCloud-based analytics to manage viewer deployments and increase reliability.  ResolutionMD Managed Services increase operational awareness and provide proactive support of on-premise or cloud deployments. With rich reporting and analytics overseen by a team of experts, hospital systems get premium enterprise viewer monitoring to increase reliability and uptime, and lower the cost of ownership.”ResolutionMD is a leading industry provider for secure and scalable enterprise viewing solutions, and now with its new support for AI-based visual analysis and managed services, together with improved patient-centric, hospital-wide access and viewing,” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Dinesh Kumar. “Calgary Scientific is ideally positioned to make the most of healthcare shifts and mega trends such as enterprise informatics, artificial intelligence and big data analytics.”“We are excited about the direction of Calgary Scientific and its ResolutionMD platform enabling AI-systems to connect with image data. Their zero-footprint enterprise viewer is an excellent match for our deep learning-enabled diagnostics,” said Rob Russell, co-founder of Realize.ai, provider of deep learning solutions for radiology. “We look forward to working together to visualize and enable better clinical outcomes and improved quality of care, while also maintaining secure access across the healthcare enterprise.”For more information: www.calgaryscientific.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Technology | Remote Viewing Systems | November 15, 2017 Calgary Scientific Demonstrates ResolutionMD With AI Support Latest version of viewing platform adds patient-centric, hospital-wide imaging capabilities, and new cloud-based managed services for high reliability and uptime 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 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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Costa Rican woman dies in twoseater plane crash in US

first_imgA 56-year-old Costa Rican woman died Saturday morning in a plane crash in Michigan, in the U.S. The pilot of the two-seater plane, a 79-year-old Michigan man, remains in critical condition at a local hospital.The plane had engine troubles and crashed on take off, according to multiple media reports. The Costa Rican woman was dead when paramedics showed up at the crash site. Residents first reported the crash at 8:30 a.m. local time (6:30 a.m. in Costa Rica).Authorities needed to use chain saws and an inflatable boat to reach the heavily-wooded, swampy area where the single-engine plane went down. The victims’ names have not been released. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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Philippine Airlines boasts bumper growth in Oz

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A According to Mr Miller product improvements have resulted in enhanced yield for PR, particularly with business travellers taking advantage of the “exceptional value for money service in the Philippines”.“Overall, through the year we’ve seen an improvement over last year,” he said.PAL claim a 60 per cent share of all flights from Australia to the Philippines and a 65 per cent chare of all direct flights between the destinations. Posting a record winter of Australian sales, Philippine Airlines (PR) announced double digit passenger traffic growth between May and July of this year compared to 2009.PR chief commercial advisor Richard Miller attributed the growth to this year’s launch of PR’s new Boeing 777-300ER, along with both an intensive marketing campaign to grow interest in the Philippines and new wholesale programmes and preferred agreements. The national carrier, which is not beholden to fifth and sixth freedom traffic given the almost guaranteed travel of ‘balikbayan’ customers (Filipinos living overseas who return home to visit friends and relatives), has taken active steps to boost traffic from Australia.“We’ve increased capacity by 50 per cent, which is significant considering where the market was last year,” PR Country Manager Arnul Pan said. The carrier also introduced services between Brisbane and Manila in March and debuted its new Boeing 777-300ER on its flights between Sydney and Melbourne and Manila.“We’ve done a lot of advertising and PR to…get the word out about how easy and comfortable it is to fly to Manila with us, while at the same time raising awareness about the appeal and value of the Philippines as a holiday destination,” PR’s Australian general sales agent, RAKSO, General Manager Brett McDougall said“We’re agent friendly,” Mr McDougall told e-Travel Blackboard. “We offer five per cent commission to agents and all rates on our website are gross.” Speaking during this week’s Destination Philippines Showcase for travel agents, Mr Miller waxed lyrical about his experience of living and travelling through the Philippines over the last eighteen months.“The Philippines is without a doubt the most stunning place to visit… there’s not a place you would not recommend,” he gushed.“The job for us is to convince Australians to get there; we’ve just got to crack the unknown factor.”“But we’re certainly getting there.”center_img PR’s Arnul Pan and Brett McDougall with Philippines Department of Tourism’s Benito Bengson and Vicente Romano, PR’s RichardMiller and Consuelo Garcia Jones (also with DoT).last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter InterContinental Singa

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterInterContinental Singapore sets to redefine luxury at the heart of heritage Bugis with the launch of brand new guestrooms and public spaces with its multi-million dollar renovation project.FBEYE International, an award-winning interior design firm, was commissioned to embark on the 403-room hotel’s transformation following the successful revamp and launch of the Heritage rooms and suites in August 2011. The new spaces, including the hotel lobby, tower guestrooms and suites, fitness centre, European dining restaurant as well as lobby lounge, will showcase influences of the city’s rich heritage and multi-faceted cultures inspired by the vibrance of the surrounding locale, and at the same time incorporate the contemporary comforts desired by today’s modern traveller. Situated in proximity to cultural and heritage districts such as Arab Street, Kampong Glam, Little India and Chinatown, the newly launched spaces will not only embrace the rich heritage connection to local cultures, but will also breathe new life into the landmark hotel, which was established in 1995.The Deluxe Rooms, which make up a bulk of the guestrooms in the main tower, exude a residential charm with plush beddings and custom furnishings, and are specially designed with the pinnacle of luxury and elegance in mind. An inviting sanctuary within the city, the light-filled interior displays a harmonious blend of textures and colours, with silk-threaded wall coverings and panels against white walls, adorned with gold trimmings on the ceiling for an added touch of luxury. The refreshed heritage-inspired design extends across all 338 guestrooms of the main tower.The comprehensive renovation project also includes the hotel’s European dining restaurant and lobby lounge.Owing to the clever use of lighting, the dynamic space where the revamped European dining restaurant, Ash & Elm sits, transforms throughout the day, taking the ambience from a chic breakfast buffet to a stylish dining destination by night. The skylight canopy which runs the length of the dining area provides a sense of movement, as glimmers of natural daylight provides an ever-changing colour palate to the space in the day. The Lobby Lounge is an elegant space comprising a delightful lounge seating area that radiates an ambience of old-world charm. Lofty white-washed colonial pillars stand juxtaposed with customised period-pieces of furniture, offset with injections of contemporary elements such as lounge chairs upholstered in stylish hues of duck egg blue and a rich palette of rusts and greens on the carpet.Experience redefined luxury amidst the heart of heritage Bugis at InterContinental Singapore with their Opening Room offer. Rest and relax in elegantly redesigned guestrooms and relish a variety of dining options including European dining at Ash & Elm, exquisite Chinese at Man Fu Yuan, or an indulgent Afternoon Tea at the charming Lobby Lounge, with S$50 worth of dining credits each stay. With convenience of location, and the arts and cultural districts located at your doorstep, take time also to explore and discover the precinct that brims with heritage.Priced from S$350 per room per night, Discover Heritage includes accommodation in a Deluxe Room or Premier Suite, daily buffet breakfast, S$50 dining credit for use at all hotel-operated dining outlets (excludes in-room dining, Chikuyotei and Baker & Cook), complimentary internet connectivity, and late check-out till 4pm (subject to availability). Guests who book the Premier Suite will also enjoy the Club InterContinental experience, which includes exclusive access to the Club InterContinental Lounge where Afternoon Tea and Evening Cocktails will be available, alongside comprehensive business services and a host of other exquisite privileges.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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