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first_imgOff-spinner Nathan Lyon won the men’s Test Player of the Year honour at the Australian Cricket Awards 2019 in Melbourne on Monday while Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis were named the T20I and ODI Players of the Year. Pacer Pat Cummins won the Allan Border medal for the Cricketer of the Year.At 25 years and 279 days, Cummins is the youngest player to win the Allan Border medal since Steve Smith, who won the first of his two awards aged 25 years and 239 days.Lyon, who bagged his first award, had been outstanding during the voting period which was between January 7, 2018 and January 9, 2019. The veteran off-spinner received 25 votes from his teammates, umpires and media representatives, edging pacer Pat Cummins and Usman Khawaja, who had won 17 votes each. Captain Tim Paine (nine) and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh (eight) also made it to the top five, according to cricket.com.au.Nathan Lyon, who is regarded as one of the best finger spinners going around, picked up 49 wickets from 10 matches in 2018. He played all the Tests for Australia during the said voting period. Lyon is only the second speciallist bowler after fast bowler Mitchell Starc in 2017 to bag the Test honour in the last decade.The bowlers have taken over. Pat Cummins is the Allan Border Medalist!A complete summary HERE – https://t.co/P3zIS7W8nI #AusCricketAwards pic.twitter.com/YZjCYpces7cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 11, 2019Glenn Maxwell completes T20I double at Australian Cricket Awards Glenn Maxwell received his second T20 Player of the Year award after he won the honour for the first time in 2015. He polled 33 votes, three more than nearest rival D’Arcy Short. Andrew Tye, with 29 votes, Aaron Finch (19) and Billy Stanlake (18) had also made the final shortlist.advertisementMaxwell scored 506 runs at an impressive strike rate of 143.75 and picked up nine wickets from 19 T20Is during the voting period. Meanwhile, Aaron Finch, with 531, had the most number of runs among the top five shortlisted candidates and Andrew Tye led the wickets column with 31 scalps.Ever the entertainer, ever the performer.Glenn Maxwell wraps up an excellent short-form year with the T20I Player of the Year award! #AusCricketAwards pic.twitter.com/ZiwnZJeIUecricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 11, 2019Meanwhile, Marcus Stoinis won the ODI Player of the Year by a considerably big margin of eight votes. While the all-rounder polled 30 votes, ODI captain Aaron Finch finished second with 22 votes. Shaun Marsh, who was in fine form with the bat during the voting period, managed only 18 votes while Travis Head got 14 and pacers Andrew Tye and Billy Stanlake received nine votes each.Stoinis was the only Australian cricketer to play all 13 ODIs during the voting period. He scored 376 runs, including four fifties, and picked up 13 wickets.Alyssa Healy won the inaugural women’s T20I player of the year. She had won the player of the tournament award at last year’s World T20 and was also the ICC T20I Player of the Year.What a year. What a cricketer!Alyssa Healy takes home the Belinda Clark Award – her third honour of the evening. Her season HERE – https://t.co/xHRbjnEUX3 #AusCricketAwards pic.twitter.com/F6F4DXuVRecricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 11, 2019Dean Jones among three to be inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of FameFormer batsman Dean Jones, Billy Murdoch, and fast bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame while Matthew Wade won the Domestic Player of the Year.Also Read | Nathan Lyon wants Australia to enjoy cricket on challenging India tourAlso Read | Finger spinners need to reinvent to remain relevant in ODIs: HarbhajanAlso Read | Virat Kohli completes historic hat-trick: Full list of ICC award winnersAlso See:last_img read more

first_imgA federal appeals court has agreed with a lower court’s ruling upholding Nebraska’s law requiring picketers to stay at least 500 feet from funerals.The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday said that all speakers, including members of Westboro Baptist Church, have a constitutionally-protected right to express their beliefs at funerals.But the appeals court also said that those rights “are not absolute and some time, place, and/or manner restrictions are allowed.”Shirley Phelps-Roper, a prominent member of the Topeka-Kansas based church, sued in 2009, arguing, among other things, that the Nebraska law is selectively enforced.The church protests at funerals throughout the country using anti-gay chants and signs because it believes God is punishing U.S. military members and others for defending a nation that tolerates homosexuality.last_img read more

first_img“Bogota is not a tourist place,” the customs agent at JFK said to me.“I know,” I responded through a smile, “but it was pretty damn cool!”It was the perfect exchange to sum up four days spent checking out Bogota, Colombia’s capitol and a landlocked city deep in the Andes Mountains that isn’t on most American’s to-do travel list. But the custom agent’s statement wasn’t exactly true. It’s not that Bogota isn’t “a tourist place,” it’s just that tourists haven’t discovered it. But given the cobble stone streets of the city’s old quarter, the mountain side parks flanking it’s eastern half, the abundance of ridiculously good restaurants, the boutique hotels and buzzing pedestrian filled streets, I’ll add a resounding “yet” to the end of the at last sentence.Part of that is because Colombia’s still working to beat it’s bad rap. So let’s clear that up real quick before moving on. Colombia spent most of the last 10 years waking up from it’s dark years in the ’80s and ’90s as a kidnap capitol with streets paved in cocaine, run by drug cartels and corrupt politicians who were fighting a gorilla war against leftist rebels. Like Star Wars meets Scarface. Not exactly the place most people would select to spend their vacation, but the turmoil has turned into history. These days Colombia tourism is in a sweet spot—a mix party/cultural/adventure travelers with their ears to the ground and gregarious locals who are eager to show you their country has grown up. It’s more Sophia Vergara than Mr. Escobar. More Shakira than Scarface.It is an easy 2 or 3 day pit stop on trips to Cartagena or Medellin, Colombia’s most touristy cities. Why go? Aside from upping your bad-ass cred for going off the beaten path, you’ll get a purer sense of the new post drug war Colombia.Things to do:1) Bike tour—Lets go through the top the reasons this bike tour is worth the $20 and a half day of your time. The guide was a knowledgable 21 year old anthropology student took and was not at all corny. She got us beers at a local Tejo Hall (Colombia’s national past time—think horse shoes meets skee ball and clay), walked us though a local market and introduced us to a man selling coca leaves (the chewing of which helps with altitude), whisked us through Bogota’s unbelievably seedy Red Light district (Do NOT take pictures, she said) and landed us in a cafe that roasted their own coffee beans on site. Also—a defunct bull fighting ring and an ephemeral cemetery right in the middle of the city.2) Ride a Funicular to the top of Cerro de Montserrate—It’s a mountain right in the city center of Bogota. Up top, you’ll find sweeping views, lots of vendors selling coca tea (made from the leaf of the plant that makes cocaine), and a church where Catholic pilgrims go to pray for good health.3) Be  Cultural—Bogota has two unique museums. The Gold Museum is one of the largest collections of gold in the world that’s not stuffed in a vault. It is a great place to marvel at pre-Colombian artifacts and get a sense of the country’s indigenous history. The Botero Museum is free and features a personally selected collection donated by the artist himself. Why not?4) Wander La Candelaria—This is the old part of town. Cameras will be happy. Feet will be worked. It’s the touristy part of town that’s oddly vacant of tourists.6) Visit the Coloma Coffee Farm—A good day trip out to the countryside where you can pick coffee beans, learn how they’re made and then drink. Be sure to stop at a country restaurant on the way home. (Ask about Punto Verde, it’s a local fave and a great place to try rabbit au gratin. Yup.)7) Italian Food—”There’s not a lot of traditional Colombian restaurants in Bogota,” says native son Daniel Castaño, a disciple of Mario Batali who recently moved to Bogotga from Brooklyn to get in on the new action happening here. “They want the flavor of the world. I supply the Italian.” Emilia Romagna is the name of his most celebrated restaurant and where they cure their own meats.8) The BOG Hotel—There are big chains here, yes, but the BOG is the first design hotel to open in Bogota (there are only 250 so sanctioned properties in the world). It’s located in the posh La Cabrera neighborhood, as far away as you could imagine from anything dangerous. Actually, it makes Beverly Hills look a little shabby. The hotel itself is inspired by gold and emeralds, two of Colombia’s natural exports, and has the customer services to match. The rooftop pool looks out onto the entire city and the subterranean restaurant, La Cocina Mestiza, mixes Colombian with Arabic,  French, Chinese and Italian. Mention it to anyone in town and watch them visibly start to drool.Get There: LAN flies direct from Miami to Bogota 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations How to Netflix and Chill: Mastering the Invite, Finding the Best Shows, and More Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable last_img read more

first_img A Guide to Raw Denim Jean Selection and Care The New Alex Mill Collection Is Packed With Your Fall Style Essentials The Best Father and Son Matching Outfits 1 of 4 Editors’ Recommendations Ain’t That American: 7 Great Home Decor Brands Based in the U.S.A. Since the first person wove together grasses or palm fronds or leaves into a proto-cloth and wrapped it around himself for warmth, blankets have been a foundation for human comfort both outdoors and in. Oregon’s Pendleton Woolen Mills knows the importance of blankets and has been in the business of making wool ones since the 1860s. Now, almost two decades into the 21st century, Pendleton has teamed up with venerable Japanese outdoor outfitter, Snow Peak, for a wool blanket collaboration that is just as at home on the back of the couch as it is on your back in the woods.Made from extremely soft and luxurious, 100-percent pure virgin wool, the Snow Peak Pendleton Wool Blanket is crafted using old-world techniques right here in the United States.Snow Peak Pendleton Wool Blanket – $265 Where to Find Artwork to Match Your Style Previous Shop NowThe neutral brown and cream color palette of the blanket means it will match almost any interior design you can come up with — throw it on a couch or as use it an extra blanket at the foot of a guest bed. Best of all, it’s more than capable of keeping you warm while camping, especially if you’ve got a few other Snow Peak camp comforts to see you through your stay like the brand’s slim iron table and table built for grilling.Since the holidays are also just around the corner, it’s our duty to inform you that Pendleton blankets make an excellent gift for a variety of reasons, but the first and foremost is the blankets’ longevity and durability. Since this is 100-percent virgin wool we’re talking about, a little care will go a long way toward ensuring this blanket sees it through to the next century and into the hands of your grandchildren.If you’re on the search for other ways to make your bachelor pad or apartment more cozy for the colder months, check out the best fabrics for warming up your place. Next last_img read more

With reports indicating that a quarter of international sex tourists are American, and that the number of children being exploited worldwide estimated at 2 million and growing, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today launched a code-of-conduct for the North American travel industry. The code requires travel agencies to train staff in countries where children are exploited; provide information about the issue to travellers; explicitly repudiate the sexual exploitation of children in any contracts with local suppliers; develop ethical corporate policies; and report annually on the issue.Marking the launch, UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said the travel industry is an essential segment of the battle against the commercial sexual exploitation of children.UNICEF estimates that two million children – mostly girls – are victims of the worldwide commercial sex trade, with as many as a third of Cambodian prostitutes under the age of majority.”We can no longer look the other way while members of our own communities are abusing children in the most unthinkable ways,” Ms. Bellamy said. “These are perpetrators of the worst kind. They not only display a callous disregard for human dignity, they do so with total impunity.”Business Week magazine reported in 1995 that the United States is host to 25 sex tour companies, and in February a New York-based agency was closed and its owners indicted – the first time this has happened in the US – after allegations emerged that the agency had organized overseas vacations where girls were available for sex.The advocacy group ECPAT USA (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes) has said that an estimated 25 per cent of sex tourists outside the US are American.UNICEF said many countries are also passing laws to make it illegal to travel internationally to have sex with children. read more

DAEGU, South Korea – The availability of skilled labour and the price of liquefied natural gas have become the major topics of concern among investors during his trip to Asia, British Columbia’s deputy premier said Tuesday.Rich Coleman, who is also the minister of natural gas development, is currently promoting the industry in South Korea and will move onto China and Malaysia for additional meetings.He said he has already met with the proponents of five of the 10 projects proposed for the province and will meet with two more.“I’m here to work with the companies … to help them to get their final investment decision to invest the billions of dollars that they’re suggesting they will invest,” said Coleman during a conference call Tuesday afternoon.Some of the proponents have questioned whether there will be enough skilled labour to build and operate the plants, said Coleman.After all, Premier Christy Clark has already said the industry has the potential to create 100,000 jobs.But Coleman said the proponents now think B.C. can deal with the issue and are willing to work on it with the province.He also said some proponents have raised concerns about the price of LNG, but the market, not government, will determine that issue.“We’re not going to be the price takers or the price makers simply because that isn’t the role of government,” he said.Coleman said he hasn’t secured any new investment because the trip isn’t a trade mission.After leaving South Korea, Coleman said he will visit Beijing and then head to Malaysia where he will meet with the country’s state-owned, oil-and-gas company, Petronas.The company announced at the beginning of the month it will invest $36 billion in B.C. on an LNG plant and the pipeline to transport the gas.Coleman said he will tour one of the largest LNG plants in the world, giving him an “on-the-ground understanding” of such projects.Clark has said the industry could pump as much as $1 trillion into the province’s economy by 2046.— by Keven Drews in Vancouver Skilled labour, LNG price are main issues of concern in Asia: B.C. minister AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 15, 2013 6:56 pm MDT read more

first_imgLABOUR HAS TAKEN A “shellacking” in the local and European elections, the party’s deputy leader Joan Burton said today as she insisted she has confidence in leader Eamon Gilmore.However, the Social Protection Minister cautioned that there could be no debate on the future leadership of the party until the final results come in over the next two days – giving the strongest hint yet that Gilmore’s position could be under threat.She quoted Barack Obama, when he once described the mid-term elections in the United States as “shellacking” for Democrats, and said: “They are mid-term elections and as I said, using Barack Obama’s phrase, the Labour Party has taken a shellacking from citizens, from people who went out to vote.”Asked if it was time to launch a heave against Gilmore she said that people are focussing on the counts, adding: “I am not going to call anything like that until we get the final results in.”Burton was speaking after arriving at the count centre in Citywest where the Dublin West by-election count shows that Labour candidate Loraine Mulligan is on course to pick up only around 5 per cent of the vote and finish in seventh place.https://vine.co/v/Mwv6lEZpIbUShe thanked all the Labour members around the country for their work in recent weeks but admitted the party is “rather lower down in the list than we’d like to be”.Burton said: “We have to reflect and examine that and think about that. I was on a lot of doorsteps, I talked to a lot of people. There was disappointment there around the Labour Party.Burton, a TD for Dublin West, said that the “issues are far wider than simply the issue of one person or personalities” when asked about Gilmore.On the Tánaiste’s future, she said: “Eamon Gilmore is the elected leader of the Labour Party and of course I have confidence in Eamon Gilmore.“But it is much wider than that, I have to look, and I think everybody who’s a member of this government regardless of their party that everyone has to actually sit down and listen to what people said.“The people have spoken, we have to think about what the people have said, examine it and see how we address those issues that people have genuinely raised.”Of Gilmore, she added: “He’s the elected leader of the Labour Party, I am the elected deputy leader of the Labour Party and of course as the elected leader of the Labour Party he has my confidence.”Read: Too close to call in Dublin West with Socialists, Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil in the runningLIVEBLOG: Local election results 2014last_img read more

first_imgApple today sent out notices for the upcoming (still fairly far away) World Wide Developers Conference. The event is set for June 6th to 11th, in Apple’s old haunt, the Moscone Center. The five day event will focus on software. Says SVP Philip Schiller, “At this year’s conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS. If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss.”The event coincides with the expected summer release of OS X Lion. So, what about the rest of us non-developers? The timing seems right for an iPhone 5 announcement. Apple, naturally, isn’t talking. Probably time to camp out at your favorite Redwood City waterhole for answers.AdChoices广告last_img read more

first_img 19,788 Views By Aoife Barry https://jrnl.ie/4591659 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Joan Collins/Twitter Sunday 14 Apr 2019, 5:20 PM Apr 14th 2019, 5:20 PM Share10 Tweet Email center_img Source: Ian WestDAME JOAN COLLINS escaped a ‘terrifying’ fire at her London flat this weekend, she told followers on social media.The British actress and author thanked emergency services for their help with the blaze at her Belgravia home yesterday. She said her ‘hero’ husband Percy Gibson had already doused the flames – which were consuming ‘the entire wall’ of the room – by the time the fire service had arrived. She was taken to hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.In a video shared on Instagram, the damage from the fire can be clearly seen: 13 Comments Dame Joan Collins treated for smoke inhalation after escaping ‘terrifying’ fire at her home She shared footage of the aftermath on Instagram. Short URL THANK U from the bottom of my ❤️ to the marvelous @LondonFire who attended to the terrifying fire yesterday in our flat. #threealarmfire My hero Percy had already doused the flames consuming the entire wall with handheld extinguisher (#donttakethisrisk). #gratitude #firefighters— Joan Collins (@Joancollinsdbe) April 14, 2019last_img read more

700 000 people vaccinated against cholera in Coxs Bazar

first_imgFile PhotoMore than 700, 000 people over the age of one year have been administered oral cholera vaccine in the first phase of a campaign in Cox’s Bazar to protect the newly arrived Rohingya population and their host communities against the deadly diarrheal disease.”The coverage is commendable as the oral cholera vaccination campaign was planned and rolled out against very tight timelines,” said WHO representative to Bangladesh N Paranietharan.The WHO officials said it demonstrates the commitment of the ministry of health, Bangladesh, partners on the ground, as well as partners such as GAVI and the International Coordinating Group on vaccine provision, to help secure the health and wellbeing of these immensely vulnerable people.Meanwhile, Director General of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing urged more support for Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar or he said ‘thousands will suffer’.The United Nations migration agency and its partners are supporting Bangladesh in coordinating assistance for the influx of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas, including with clean water and sanitation, shelter, food and psychosocial care for the most vulnerable, according to UN News Centre.The first phase of the oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign covered 700, 487 people aged one year and above, 179, 848 of them children aged between one and five years. The campaign was launched on 10 October to cover 650, 000 people.The second phase is scheduled for early November to give an additional OCV dose to children aged between one and five years, for added protection.”The campaign has successfully vaccinated nearly 180,000 children aged one to five years. We will organise another round for these children to provide them with a second dose that will better protect them against this dangerous disease,” said UNICEF representative in Bangladesh Edouard Beigbeder.The OCV campaign was planned following a risk assessment conducted by the ministry of health and family welfare, with the support of WHO, UNICEF, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), in late September.The International Coordinating Group (ICG) on vaccine provision, which brings together WHO, UNICEF, MSF, and the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), released 900, 000 doses of OCV within a day of the Bangladesh government’s request. GAVI provided financial support.The vaccine arrived in Bangladesh on 7 October, just over a week after being released from the ICG stockpile.WHO, UNICEF and other partners supported the ministry to train more than 200 teams of vaccinators and volunteers; prepare micro-plans and monitor the preparations and implementation of the campaign.The vaccination campaign supplements other preventive measures, such as increased access to safe water, adequate sanitation and good hygiene.To help improve hygiene, a bar of soap was handed out to each recipient of vaccine.last_img read more

Australia foils terror plot to bring down airplane

first_imgPolice man a check point in the Sydney inner suburb of Surry Hills. Four people were arrested in a series of raids across Sydney on 29 July which the prime minister said were carried out to foil plans for terrorist attacks in Australia. Photo: AFPAustralian authorities said Sunday they had stopped an allegedly Islamist-inspired “terrorist plot” to bring down an airplane with an improvised explosive, after four people were arrested in raids in Sydney.“I can report last night that there has been a major joint counter-terrorism operation to disrupt a terrorist plot to bring down an airplane,” Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters.Additional security has been put in place at all major domestic and international airports, with travellers told to arrive two hours early for screenings, he added.Officials did not specify if the alleged plot targeted a domestic or international flight, but Sydney’s Daily Telegraph reported that a local route had been the objective.The four men, arrested in a series of raids across Sydney on Saturday, were allegedly linked to an “Islamic-inspired” plot, Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin said.“In recent days, law enforcement has been become aware of information that suggested some people in Sydney were planning to commit a terrorist attack using an IED (improvised explosive device),” he told reporters.But he added that police did not yet have “a great deal of information on the specific attack, the location, date or time”, with the investigation expected to be “very long and protracted”.Turnbull said the alleged plan appeared to be “more in that category of an elaborate plot” rather than designed by a lone wolf, but added that the national terror alert level would remain at probable.Canberra lifted the alert level in September 2014 and introduced new national security laws amid rising concerns over attacks by individuals inspired by organisations such as Islamic State.Counter-terrorism police have also made a string of arrests since late 2014 across the nation and say they have prevented 12 terror attacks on home soil, before the latest announcement, in the past few years.But several attacks have taken place, including a cafe siege in 2014 where two hostages were killed and the murder of a Sydney police employee in 2015 by a 15-year-old boy.last_img read more

A Mattress A Toilet Whats The Craziest Debris Youve Seen On Houston

first_imgCourtesy of Sheriff Ed GonzalezA loose spool on Interstate 10 on Nov. 12, 2018. Listen Share 00:00 /18:37center_img When a Houston police officer on a motorcycle was injured last week in a crash on the North Freeway near North Main, initial reports indicated he ran into road debris.That was later corrected. Turns out, another vehicle cut him off, and he bailed from his bike as he began to lose control of it. The officer, Michael Moreno, is recovering.One of our motorcycle officers was injured in a crash on the 45 North Fwy inbound near North Main about 535 am. The officer was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital. At this time, we’re happy to report he’s conscious, breathing & reported to be in stable condition.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) February 7, 2019Unfortunately, such accidents do occur on Houston roads. But what we found interesting was how we Houstonians knowingly nodded our heads when we heard that road debris might have played a role.That’s because, well, we’ve got a lot of it here — whether it’s a mattress someone lost from the bed of their pickup while helping a friend move or it’s the numerous incidents in 2018 of large industrial spools falling off the backs of flatbed trucks.In the audio above we talk with News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter about why we have so much debris on our roads and invite listeners to share examples of unusual debris they’ve seen littering the road. What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen on Houston roads and highways? Share yours at talk@houstonmatters.org.Then, we revisit our 2017 conversation with Houston artist Gabriel Martinez, who turns street debris into art. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Xlast_img read more

Britney brings Vegas to the beach btch Brighton and Hove Pride is

first_imgBritney Spears will headline Brighton and Hove Pride. | Photo: Britney: Piece of Me Britney Spears’s Las Vegas show has been voted the #1 residency in the city. | Photo: Britney Spears/FacebookIt’s Britney, bitchAs every year, marchers will welcome amazing international acts. After the likes of Boy George, Pet Shop Boys, Paloma Faith, Years & Years, Fatboy Slim, Carly Rae Jepsen and more, this year it’s Britney Spears‘s turn to grace Brighton and Hove Pride with her presence.Straight from one of the most loved Vegas residencies, her Piece of Me set is surely one to remember. The Baby One More Time singer will take the main stage in Preston Park alongside Ella Eyre and Pixie Lott. Mnek, Mabel, and Louise will also perform.Marchers at 2017 Brighton and Hove Pride. | Photo: Chris Jepson via Brighton & Hove Pride/FacebookLove BN1 FestWhile the tickets for the festival on Saturday are now sold out, there is still the chance to attend Love BN1 Fest on Sunday. A full day of family-friendly, community fun, the festival will see Nile Rodgers & Chic headlining. Jess Glynne, Gabrielle, and Raye will also take the stage.Find the full list of events here.UK newspaper The Guardian has dubbed Brighton and Hove Pride the most popular LGBTI event in the country. | Photo: Chris Jepson via Brighton and Hove Pride/FacebookRead more about Prides:All you need to know about Pride Amsterdam’s suggestive Canal Parade Often dubbed the UK’s most popular LGBTI event, Brighton and Hove Pride returns to the south coast of England for its 27th year. Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The festival takes place over the weekend of 3-5 August, with the parade taking to the seafront on Saturday 4 August.Colour My World at Brighton and Hove PrideThis year’s theme is Colour My World, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the creation of the rainbow flag. 300,000 people are expected to wave their flags and sport their best outfits for the big day.Set to attract the largest crowd to date, the Carnival of Diversity Community Parade starts at Hove Lawns at 11am. It will then travel through the city center, passing Brighton’s landmarks such as the Royal Pavilion. See the full parade route here.This year’s theme is Colour My World. | Photo: Chris Jepson via Brighton & Hove Pride/FacebookThe festival at Preston ParkPeople from all over the world will flood into Brighton to take part in the celebration for the LGBTI community during the festival.Kicked off by one of the official Pride parties, Queer Prom: Rainbow Ball, on 3 August, the festival will start at 12pm on 4 August. The one-day event will see Preston Park transformed into a playground of performance and dance tents. There will also be a wellbeing field, and food and drinks stalls to keep revelers fueled throughout the day.Moreover, QueerTown, a new area in the north end of the park, will provide attendees with alternative live music, cabaret, comedy, burlesque, and performance art. GAYSTARNEWS- Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/brighton-and-hove-pride-britney-vegas/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)last_img read more

first_img News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more December 1, 2010 – A completely Web-based picture archiving and communication system (PACS) is on display at the RSNA 2010 meeting. Infinitt PACS is hardware-agnostic and offers an embedded 3-D PACS viewer and a full array of image visualization and management tools.Several hospitals in the United States are switching to the company’s PACS system because of the savings it offers.”InfinittPACS reduced our costs significantly,” said Karen Buono, radiology administrator at the Brooklyn Hospital Center. “We were spending almost a million dollars a year in film, which has gone down to only several thousand dollars now. That was accomplished rather quickly.”The system reduces patient waiting time and is eco-friendly by saving material, file and storage costs. It enhances workflow and productivity while providing easy access and distribution of images among hospitals, which is especially useful when patients change healthcare providers. The 3-D diagnosis support solution provides complex image processing through the PACS viewer. It offers real-time 3-D volume rendering with superior image quality for integration into dedicated solutions such as CT colonography, cardiac 3-D, lung, fusion solutions and other sub-specialties.For more information: www.infinittna.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content 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 | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Technology | October 28, 2010 Web-Based PACS Streamlines Workflow 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 News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… 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 | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read morelast_img read more

first_img News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more April 12, 2017 — Theraclion announced results of a study evaluating the long-term assessment of breast fibroadenoma (benign tumor) volume reduction following treatment with the company’s Echopulse, a non-invasive treatment employing ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound. The study, entitled “Long-term efficacy of ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (US-guided HIFU) treatment of breast fibroadenoma,” was published online in the March 2017 issue of the Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound and is available online.The study assessed a total of 20 female patients with 26 breast fibroadenomas (BFAs) before and for up to 24 months following echotherapy treatment with Echopulse. Nineteen BFAs received a single treatment and seven BFAs a second treatment six to nine months after the initial session. BFA volume was measured by ultrasound. Patient satisfaction on cosmetic results and symptom relief were surveyed and safety and tolerability was recorded. The study demonstrated consistent echotherapy results confirmed at 24 months:Mean BFA volume was significantly reduced by 77.32 percent after a single procedure and by 90.47 percent after two procedures at 24 months follow up;No cases of re-growth of treated lesions were observed during the 24 months follow-up;Treatment was very well-tolerated regardless of whether one or two echotherapy sessions were performed. Side effects were mild and transient and resolved completely; no serious side effects were observed;Of the 20 patients who completed a satisfaction survey, all 20 (100 percent) were completely or highly satisfied with the cosmetic results and 19 of 20 (95 percent) were completely or highly satisfied concerning symptom disappearance; andAuthors concluded that “US-guided HIFU represents a promising non-invasive method with sustainable FA volume reduction and patient’s tolerability. Although one treatment is highly efficient, the volume reduction can be increased with second treatment.”Roussanka Kovatcheva, M.D., professor of endocrinology at the University Hospital of Endocrinology of Sofia, Bulgaria, and Principal Investigator said, “Our results show the long-term efficacy and safety of US-guided HIFU generated by Theraclion’s Echopulse in patients with breast fibroadenomas. US-guided HIFU is definitely an effective non-invasive alternative to surgery enabling more than 90 percent volume reduction without re-growth or serious adverse events.”For more information: www.jtultrasound.biomedcentral.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | April 12, 2017 Theraclion Reports Positive Long-Term Echopulse Results in Breast Fibroadenoma Study results reveal mean volume reduction at 24 months; treatment is safe and well-tolerated by patients News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Related Content 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 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | 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 morelast_img read more

Saint Lucias SLAM is back with discounted rates for travel agents

first_imgTags: Saint Lucia Share << Previous PostNext Post >> SAINT LUCIA — The Saint Lucia Tourist Board’s annual travel agent incentive program SLAM (Saint Lucia Agent Months) is gearing up for a July start. Now in its seventh year, SLAM’s aim is to showcase Saint Lucia to visiting travel agents so that they have an intimate knowledge of the island. It is also an opportunity for the agents to conduct site inspections at various hotels.“Travel agents are vital to the success of any tourist destination, a fact that the Saint Lucia Tourist Board never loses sight of,” says the SLTB. The SLAM promotion runs through Nov. 30 and includes special rates on accommodations, tours and attractions. A wide range of hotels and resorts are participating in SLAM and they include: Alize Inn, Anse Chastanet, BLU St. Lucia, BodyHoliday Saint Lucia, Coco Palm, Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, Harmony Suites, Hotel Chocolat, Jade Mountain, La Dauphine Estate, Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort, Rendezvous, St. James’s Club Morgan Bay, Sugar Beach – A Viceroy Resort, Ti Kaye Resort & Spa and Villa Beach Cottages.Travel agents can also take advantage of tours and attractions provided by Rainforest Forest Sky Rides/Adventures St. Lucia, Botanical Gardens and Diamond Falls among others. SLTB’s Director of Marketing – USA, Kelly Fontenelle-Clarke, lauds SLAM as “a great way for the travel agents to experience the destination while they get updated on all the product offerings that Saint Lucia has to offer their clients”. An added bonus of SLAM is that agents can save 50-70% off published fares via WestJet Vacations when they book and travel by Dec. 15. Blackout dates will apply. Interested agents should call WestJet at 1-877-664-3205 to take advantage of the airline’s travel agent discount program.More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoFor more information about SLAM click on the Travel Trade link at stlucia.org. Saint Lucia’s tourism sector is poised to undergo significant expansion within the next few years. A number of major hotel projects will see the island’s tourism room stock increase by 2,000 rooms over the next four years. Already for this year, the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa has opened its doors with 455 rooms in two hotels one catering to families and the other, adults only. Serenity Villas at Coconut Bay Resort, has also unveiled its 36 luxury villas and the Harbour Club is to open in September with 117 rooms.Work will begin on the Fairmont Saint Lucia Resort in Sabwisha, Choiseul in September this year. This resort will be a unique space that integrates local nature, a low-rise building complex and a wide range of recreational facilities. The hotel will include 120-five-star hotel rooms, 37 villas, three restaurants, a spa, commercial areas for local producers and traders and three swimming pools.The Reduit beach will be redeveloped and will become the home of a luxury five-star dual branded hotel called Curio by Hilton. This property will be built where the Rex Resorts was previously located. The Curio by Hilton will feature 500 luxury rooms; 350 rooms assigned to the Hilton and 150 assigned to the Curio by Hilton. Work on this property will begin within the last quarter of 2017.Work should also commence on the Honeymoon Bay Resort in Cannelles very soon, says the SLTB. This resort will consist of two hotels. The first is a 250-room 5-star luxury, family all-inclusive hotel and the second is an 80-room, 5-star luxury hotel. This resort will feature an 18-hole golf course and clubhouse and a museum.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterMeanwhile Range Developments signed an agreement with Saint Lucia’s government to acquire the Black Bay lands and develop Black Bay into an integrated master planned luxury touristic community. The Black Bay Master Development will consist of a luxury branded hotel and villas with other amenities set on 180 acres on the southern tip of the island. The hotel is expected to have 180 rooms and will be the central anchor of the Black Bay Master Development. Initial site works are expected to commence in the fourth of quarter of 2017 or the first quarter of 2018 and the hotel is expected to be complete by the end of 2020.Sandals Resorts International has confirmed plans to add a fourth resort on Saint Lucia. The property will offer 350 rooms and suites inclusive of the exotic Sky Pool Butler Suites, all-butler signature swim-up Rondoval Suites and an infinity-edge sky pool bar. Groundbreaking for the project is set to begin in 2018.In addition to hotel developments the island is also looking to create and capitalize on the concept of village tourism. Eight fishing villages will be transformed into unique tourism villages based on their attributes and strengths, says the SLTB. Travelweek Group center_img Posted by Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Saint Lucia’s SLAM is back with discounted rates for travel agentslast_img read more

first_img Comments   Share   The koala’s visit was captured by security cameras, and the footage released by the Western District Health Service on Tuesday.“He was quite relaxed, just sort of checking everything out, and then he sort of came back past the doors and they opened and he went on out again,” Kelly said. “He wasn’t stressed at all. It was nice to just watch him poke around there for a little while.”The Health Service’s CEO nicknamed the creature “Blinky Bill,” after a fictional koala first popularized in a series of children’s books.Although Australia’s famously unique fauna occasionally ends up in odd places — a crocodile wandered into a Northern Territory bar a few years ago, for example — Brigid says the hospital has never had a koala visitor before.“This is a first for us,” she said.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SYDNEY (AP) — Staffers at an Australian hospital’s emergency department received a rather unusual late night visitor — a koala.The marsupial casually strolled through the automatic doors of Hamilton Base Hospital in Victoria state at 3:30 a.m. on April 20, said Brigid Kelly, spokeswoman for the Western District Health Service.Surprised staff, not wanting to put any pressure on the animal, watched from a distance as it wandered around the emergency department’s waiting room for about three minutes before showing itself back out. Sponsored Stories 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

Jim Eastwood has been appointed global sales direc

first_imgJim Eastwood has been appointed global sales director at Travel Counsellors.Eastwood has a wealth of sales and management experience for a number of well-known global brands. He joins from Groupon, where he held a number of senior leadership roles, and was most recently the firm’s vice-president of sales for the UK and Ireland.He finished as runner-up on the seventh series of BBC reality show The Apprentice in 2011, with Lord Alan Sugar referring to him as ‘the world’s greatest salesman’.In his new role, Eastman will be responsible for driving Travel Counsellors’ leisure and corporate sales internationally, working across all areas of the company, including marketing, business development and recruitment to identify opportunities for growth and improvement. He will also be working closely with the company’s Travel Counsellor franchisees to continue to improve the support it offers globally.“Jim not only has a wealth of experience and talent, but he also shares the ethos and values of the company, putting people and customers at the heart of everything. Jim also has considerable experience of working on a global scale, which will be crucial when it comes to supporting our 1,600 Travel Counsellors across the world,” said chief executive Steve Byrne. Travel Counsellorslast_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Having Cromartie would be quite a boon for Arizona, especially given that it looked like he would be out for an extended period of time immediately after he suffered the injury.But the Cardinals, who are 10-3 and trying to make a push toward the postseason, would certainly be happy to have him on the field against a 6-7 Rams team that is playing well and has a solid group of receiving threats.“Oh there’s no doubt that we need to be full strength,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. “Especially with Tyrann (Mathieu) down.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Wednesday afternoon, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Antonio Cromartie said he wasn’t sure if he would be able to play Thursday night against the St. Louis Rams, adding he would know after he went through warmups before the game.Cromartie, who suffered an ankle injury last Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, apparently did not even need that to make a determination.Cardinals CB Antonio Cromartie, listed as questionable with ankle injury, will play tonight versus St. Louis Rams, per team official.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 11, 2014 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling If you didn’t know any better, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer’s play in Saturday’s preseason opener versus the Kansas City Chiefs resembled that of a player in midseason form and without the accumulated physical and mental rust of languishing on the sidelines as a spectator following a season-ending knee injury nearly a year ago.Which makes Palmer’s performance in his first action since having surgery to repair a torn ACL suffered versus St. Louis last November all the more impressive. “Just glad to get the first one out of the way and it didn’t seem like we came away with very many injuries…that’s what you want out of these games, to go out there, execute and be efficient and get away without guys having to miss time.”In addition to the focus, familiarity also appeared to play a major role in the strength behind Palmer’s outing.  Entering his third year in the Cardinals offense orchestrated by the offensive brain trust that is head coach Bruce Arians, assistant head coach Tom Moore and offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin, Palmer admitted that there’s a level of comfort he hasn’t felt perhaps dating back to his time in Cincinnati.“I think Year 3 in any system is really a big year for you,” Palmer said.  “There’s not a lot of new faces other than Mike (Iupati) and Jermaine (Gresham) and J.J. (Nelson).  There’s a lot of continuity between our guys and guys have played next to each other for awhile now and been in this system for awhile now and I think we’re right where we need to be.  We’ve done a good job and we’ve got a long way to go and there’s a lot of things we need to clean up…maybe not things that showed up on today’s game film, but just things that have happened in practice.  We’ll just continue to work at it and get better each week.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Though he only played one series versus the Chiefs, Palmer played as if he’s been operating the high-powered Cardinals offense without interruption.  His final line: 4-of-4 for 77 yards, with his singular drive spanning seven plays and covering 80 yards, punctuated by a one-yard rushing touchdown by Andre Ellington.The 12-year NFL veteran summed it up perfectly, calling the series “clean” and “efficient” in the aftermath of Arizona’s 34-19 loss.“Other than that first run play down on the goal line, it was very efficient, very clean and I thought we executed at a high level,” Palmer said.  “That’s what you want.  You know you’re not going to get many opportunities and many plays, and the ones you do get, you want to execute them and make sure you’re firing on all cylinders and I think we did that.”They did, with Palmer exuding confidence and poise despite playing on a surgically repaired knee that had yet been truly tested by an opponent wearing a different jersey prior to Saturday.If he was nervous, it didn’t show.“It was an exciting couple day build up to it and just excited to be able to play again and fortunate and thankful and blessed to be able to play,” Palmer said.  “But then when I got to the stadium, it was kind of a very focused couple hours before the game and a very focused three or four minutes or however long that drive was. Comments   Share   For Palmer, his coaches, his teammates and Cards fans everywhere, however, it was a sight for sore eyes to see the hard work and resiliency pay off this week, with an encouraged and hopeful eye fixated on the future. – / 45 Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Top Stories last_img read more