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first_img(Clockwise from the top left: Amber Tuccaro, Delores Browers, Katie Ballentyne and Edna Bernard)Brandi MorinAPTN National NewsThe remains of four Indigenous women have been found over the last 13 years within a small rural area near Leduc, Alta. that police suspect could be a lone killer’s dumping ground.Just last week the skull of Delores Browers was found after the Metis woman went missing over 10 years ago.The discovery was made east of Leduc in a wooded area along Range Road 241 near Rolley View road.Browers was 33 when she was last seen hitchhiking a ride in May of 2000.Edna Bernard, 28, was found in 2002 in a wooded area on Range Road 245 just north of Rolley View road.Katie Ballentyne, 40, was found in 2003 in a farmer’s field near Range Road 235, north of Township Road 500.Amber Tuccaro, 20, was found in 2012 in a wooden area east of Leduc near Range Road 241 and Highway 623.[wooslider slideshow_speed=”2.5″ slider_type=”attachments” limit=”10″]In the cases of Browers, Bernard and Ballentyne they worked as sex trade workers but Tuccaro did not.Several media outlets have suggested the rural area where these bodies have been found could be a dumping ground. The RCMP have not denied this or the possibility that one person could be responsible for all four murders.“Certainly it is a consideration and a possibility that’s being explored,” said Mary Schlosser, communications advisor for Edmonton RCMP. “These are high priority files and the investigators are working on them.”She also said it’s possible that given the close proximity of where the remains were found, the RCMP may be conducting more searches for other bodies in the area.Browers’ family waited a long time for answers in her disappearance and issued a statement expressing relief to have finally learned what happened.“While we are saddened to have confirmation that Delores’ remains have been found, there is a sense of thankfulness as well. We loved Delores and are grateful to have some closure,” the statement read.“While we are grieving with some sense of relief, we know there are many families who have yet to find the answers they are seeking.”Bernard’s family is still waiting for answers.Bernard was found dead shortly after her body had been set on fire. She was the mother to six boys and struggled with an addiction to cocaine. Bernard also worked in the sex trade in Edmonton to support her habit.Her sister Caroline Bernard remembers her as “the best sister anyone can have” and expressed sorrow for Delores’s family.“That’s painful…I hope the other families that are mourning their loss- I hope they stay strong and remember the good things about their lost loved one,” said Caroline Bernard. “I hope they catch the bastard (who did it).”Ballentyne was mother of four when reported missing in April 2003.Ballentyne also struggled with a drug addiction and sold her body for money on the streets of Edmonton.In July 2003 her badly decomposed body was found in a field in Leduc County.Tuccaro, of Fort Chipewyan, was last seen getting into an unknown man’s vehicle during a visit to Edmonton in August 2010.Tuccaro was also a mother to a 14-month-old son when she disappeared.A group of horseback riders discovered her skull in September 2012.No one has yet been charged in any of the four women’s deaths. Over the years there have been some leads and investigators have at times believe they came close to solving these crimes.According to court documents, the RCMP at one time believed Bernard and Ballantyne were victims of the same killer.In 2007, Thomas Svekla, of Edmonton was charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of two Edmonton street workers. However, he was only convicted of second-degree murder in the death of one of them and is now serving a life sentence.Syekla was also considered a suspect in several other homicide investigations including those of Bernard and Ballantyne.In 2012, the RCMP released a cell phone recording of Tuccaro and an unidentified man who was in her company when she disappeared in the hopes that someone would recognize his voice.Then in 2013, the RCMP put up giant billboards in Leduc featuring her image with the slogan “Have you heard the voice?” further hoping that it help them to find out what happened to her. The billboards have since been removed.There are two common trends in the killings that apply to all four women: they were all Indigenous and they were all hitchhiking.Hitchhiking is a common way to get around in a lot of Aboriginal communities, however, the RCMP said it’s considered high-risk behavior when done in an urban setting.“One of the messages we are trying to get out is getting into a car with someone you don’t know is not a good idea. Hitchhiking is really high risk behaviour because it makes you vulnerable,” said Schlosser.Julie Kaye, director of community engaged research and assistant professor of sociology at Kings University in Edmonton said this circumstance does arouse suspicion about the possibility of a serial killer on the loose.“How can it not?” said Kaye.After all, Canada has had serial killers before.“When you see it’s not the first time that we’ve had serial killers in this way in Canada,” she said while referencing notorious B.C. murderer Robert Pickton who targeted a large amount of Indigenous women who worked in the sex trade.However, she went on to say that regardless of whether or not a serial killer is involved there are broader questions to be addressed. That is, the long-standing issue of missing and murdered Indigenous Women in Canada and the targeting of Indigenous women for these types of crimes reflective of the broader pattern seen across the country.“It’s horrific and another example of the disproportionate violence that Indigenous women face and especially Indigenous women involved in the sex industry,” said Kaye. “They’re not consenting to violence or harm just because they’re working in the sex industry.”The tragedy of the loss of all of these women will not be forgotten until justice is served, if the Stolen Sisters and Brothers Awareness Movement (SSBAM) has anything to do with it.The Edmonton based grassroots organization has been working with the victims’ families to provide support and to assist in raising awareness to help solve the murders.“I think the fact that these were Indigenous women kind of verifies what we’ve thought all along,” said April Wiberg of SSBAM. “When women are targeted to be victims of violence there is a racial element involved… If they had not visibly been Aboriginal would they still be alive today?”bmorin@aptn.calast_img read more

The monks had been accused of damaging property during a protest last year.The four monks were presented before the Fort Magistrate’s court today and they were granted bail. (Colombo Gazette) The four monks against who arrest warrants were issued for damaging public property, were today granted bail after they presented themselves to court.The warrants were issued by the Gangodawila Magistrate’s Court on the Venerable Bengamuwe Nalaka Thero, the Venerable Magalkande Sudatta Thero, the Venerable Ittekande Saddhatissa Thero and the Venerable Madille Panyaloka Thero.

Economist delivers potential solutions to Canada Post’s troubles in new study by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 11, 2016 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – A new study is delivering some potential solutions to Canada Post’s woes, including a recommendation that postage rates should be higher in rural areas than urban ones.The paper by the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary paints a grim picture for the Crown corporation under the status quo: the number of letters delivered dropped by nearly a quarter between 2006 and 2013 and is expected to keep falling. The rise in parcels sent to online shoppers hasn’t been enough to offset the decline.Meanwhile, the number of addresses in Canada is rising by nearly a quarter million a year.Canada Post charges the same prices to all customers, even though delivery in urban areas is cheapest.Philippe De Donder, the study’s author, said that results in “cross subsidies” — urban households essentially shouldering the cost delivering to rural areas.“We think that for a market to work well, you need to have prices which are in line with the cost of production,” said De Donder, who is with the Toulouse School of Economics in France and has researched postal systems elsewhere in the world.“And so if you sell different products and one product costs twice as much, there is no reason why the price of this product should be the same. The price should be twice as much as the other product.”Although De Donder said Canada Post should have more power over pricing, he’s not advocating for unfettered freedom either. He said there should be an independent regulator to impose caps on prices, so that the cost to consumers doesn’t get so out of hand that they stop using the mail service.As for how well that proposal would go over in rural Canada, De Donder said sees two scenarios unfolding.One is that people who choose to live in less populated parts of the country accept that they should bear some of the additional costs for mail delivery. Or, the government can make those customers whole through tax rebates or some other mechanism.“This way, it’s very, very transparent. What economists don’t like about playing with prices to redistribute is it’s totally not transparent at all,” said De Donder.De Donder said that while immediate privatization to Canada’s postal service may not be the solution, he recommends introducing more free-market competition in the sorting and transportation of mail.In 2013, Canada Post announced plans to phase out door-to-door delivery in a bid to cut costs and install community mailboxes instead. Shortly after taking power in October, the Liberal government put that process on hold, meaning some households have seen their service unchanged while others have made the switch.In his paper, De Donder said one scenario could be an extra fee for door-to-door service.“One could imagine offering a menu of contracts to recipients, with a higher price (in the form of a yearly membership fee, for instance) for door-to-door delivery, and a lower (or nil) price for delivery to community mailboxes.”Follow @LaurenKrugel on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story; An earlier version had the incorrect spelling of the author’s first name read more

Ticket sales for the upcoming Ohio State men’s basketball season, originally scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday, have been postponed because of “technical difficulties,” said Brett Scarbrough, senior director of ticketing for OSU. The e-mail informing students of the launch of ticket sales was sent Monday morning, but a significant number of students did not receive the information. “We realized the problem this (Tuesday) morning that the e-mails had not broadcast,” Scarbrough said. “It had sent about 49,000 e-mails at the point where we made the decision to postpone the on-sale.” He said that makes up about 70 percent of the e-mails that were going to be sent. Once the e-mails were stopped, officials realized the problem. “Specifically it relates to how the e-mail servers at both ends of the pipeline are talking to each other and allowing the flow of e-mails to come through,” Scarbrough said. Shortly after 4 p.m., the athletic department sent out a press release stating, “Tickets were supposed to go on sale today, but technical difficulties caused the sale date to be postponed.” Other efforts to inform students included a tweet by Assistant Athletic Director of Communications Dan Wallenberg that read, “Student tickets for Ohio State men’s basketball will go on sale at 4 p.m. next Tuesday, Oct. 12. Sale today was postponed-technical issues.” Despite the efforts, some students did not hear of the change. “I still signed on at (4 p.m.), still not knowing it was even postponed,” said Jake Schaurer, welcoming director for the OSU Sportsmanship Council. A message on the university website informed Schaurer of the delay, but he never got the initial e-mail announcing that ticket sales were beginning. “I was fortunate to have contacts that are involved in athletics that told me it was going on at (4 p.m.), but I would have had no way to know otherwise,” he said. Those contacts included the student seating group Block “O.” “We did a reminder … to Block ‘O’ members about the availability of the tickets,” said Josh Daenens, president of the organization. “It really had nothing to do with the athletic department.” The university is taking the time to work out the server problems, officials said. “Instead of 24 hours or 48 hours,” Scarbrough said, “we wanted to make sure there was plenty of time to get the servers in working condition.” Chelsea Castle and Zack Meisel contributed to this story. read more

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← Previous Story HBC Nantes and Montpellier win “lower part” of EHF CL! Next Story → VIDEO: What a goal – 30 meters bomb! The group phase of the Men’s EHF Cup 2016/2017 began last Thursday with matches in Slovenia and Hungary. EHF Cup – Round 1:Group ARibnica – Fuchse Berlin 20:25Saint Raphael – GOG 32:36Group BMitjyland – Porto 29:26FA Goppingen – BM Granollers 29:28Group CTatabanya – Maccabi 27:24KIF Kolding – Magdeburg 23:23Group DMelsungen – Benfica 32:22Anaitasuna – Cocks 30:24

← Previous Story Patryk Rombel to be sacked in Motor Zaporozhye Next Story → William Accambray: To get back on national team level in Celje RK Celje Pivovarna LaskoWilliam Accambray “Real Madrid” is the second name for Telekom Veszprem among handball people across Europe due number of players which are in roster of team from Veszprem Arena. The Hungarian vice-champions will let some players to leave as they don’t have place under the “roof”, and one of them is French left back William Accambray.The 30 years-old shooter came in summer 2017 to Veszprem, but Achille tendon injury didn’t give him a lot of chance to show what he can.On his position are also Momir Ilic, Borut Mackovsek and Iman Jamali, so it’s clear that there is no chance to see him in some important role after such a tough injury. He is loaned to famous Slovenian team.But, his new team needs experience and shooting potential. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko stayed without Daniel Dujshebaev at the start of the season, surprisingly, when he left to Kielce. Now, Accambray will be more than useful addition to the squad of Tomaz Ocvirk, who has Drasko Nenadic and Josip Sarac on the same position.Some reconstruction of “Real Madrid” began…source: read more

first_img BRITISH ACTOR RICKY Tomlinson has claimed that former Countdown presenter Richard Whiteley was a member of the British intelligence services.The Royle Family actor made the claims to the Chester Chronicle while opening a Wetherspoon’s pub in Chester town centre.Along with his friend Des Warren, Tomlinson helped to organise a national building workers’ strike in a pub on the same site of the new one in 1972.The pair were the subject of an ITV documentary Red Under the Bed, which aired when they faced trial for conspiracy to intimidate, unlawful assembly and affray.The show was presented by Richard Whiteley and Tomlinson claimed the show swayed the jury to find the pair guilty. Ricky Tomlinson Source: Dominic Lipinski PA Archive/PA ImagesHe said: “And we’ve just discovered that they made a film which went out on television the night the jury were out considering their verdict called Red Under the Bed and it was so anti-trade union that two of the jury changed their mind and brought a majority verdict in of 10-2 guilty. By Sean Murray Thursday 2 Mar 2017, 4:09 PM Mar 2nd 2017, 4:09 PM TV presenter Richard Whiteley died in 2005, aged 62 Image: John Giles PA Archive/PA Images 28,784 Views We found out this week the film was designed, written, made and paid for by the security services. [Co-host] Woodrow Wyatt was a member of the security services and unbelievably so was Richard Whiteley… Richard Whiteley from Countdown was a member of the intelligence services.Despite claiming to have evidence to back up his claim, Tomlinson was not prepared to offer it.Whiteley’s wife Kathyrn Apanowicz branded the claims “ridiculous” and said the family had been in “hysterics”, Sky News reports.She said: “Really and truly, Ricky Tomlinson should take a long, hard look at himself and stop casting such stupid assertions because it’s nonsense. He’s made himself look like a bloody fool.[Whiteley] couldn’t work technology, it’s nonsense. In those days, he didn’t have an Aston Martin, he had a brown Ford Escort. He couldn’t do maths – he used to struggle with the Conundrum.Read: University of Limerick forced to cancel sexual consent workshops over lack of interestRead: Fossils point to life on Earth four billion years ago Ricky Tomlinson claims former Countdown presenter Richard Whiteley was MI5 spook Whiteley’s family have denied the claims. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article TV presenter Richard Whiteley died in 2005, aged 62 Image: John Giles PA Archive/PA Images 52 Comments Short URL Share70 Tweet Email1 last_img read more

first_imgThe windows of the white Kia Spectra were rolled down, but it was dark, hard to see the driver and front seat passenger.Vancouver police Sgt. Jay Alie approached the driver’s side door, asking the man to turn off the engine.“OK,” the driver mumbled, not looking at the officer.Suddenly, the man lurched forward, his head near the console, as his passenger turned and pointed a semiautomatic pistol at Alie.“I saw nothing but a barrel and a set of eyes,” Alie told jurors Wednesday.The gun fired. Alie dove to the ground.“I thought I was shot in the face,” he said. “I’m sure I screamed. … That second seemed to hang.”Alie’s testimony in Clark County Superior Court came on the first day of the trial of Daylan E. Berg and Jeffery S. Reed. The Portland men are charged with first-degree attempted murder, among other charges, in the shooting of Alie following an April 15, 2009, home-invasion robbery in Vancouver’s McLoughlin Heights. Alie, who had responded, was not badly injured; he was wearing a ballistic vest.His testimony came late in the afternoon and was cut short before cross-examination. He will take the stand again this morning for questioning by defense attorneys.That night, Alie said he was near 18th Street and Devine Road when he heard a call on his police radio about a robbery on Delaware Lane.Near the robbery, he saw a silver car parked in the middle of the road. Stopping to check, a Kia Spectra whizzed past at a high rate of speed. Because it matched the description of the suspects’ vehicle, Alie made a U-turn and followed the car.Still, “I didn’t know if this was just someone speeding through the neighborhood, or, ‘are we about to go into a pursuit?,’ ” Alie said.last_img read more

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Contrary to the prevailing stereotype of veterans as having difficulty coping when they re-enter civilian society, a new survey reveals that veterans have greater civic involvement than non-veterans.Veterans are three times as likely as non-veterans to be involved in civic groups, and are more likely to vote, contact public officials and help neighbors than their counterparts who did not serve in the military, according to the study.“It’s important for all of us to provide counterpoints to the misconceptions we have been told for years and years,” said Army veteran Chris Marvin, managing director of nonprofit Got Your Six, which sponsored the study.“We want people to know that we are not a population that requires services. But a population that has services to offer,” Marvin said, reported the Washington Post.The study, conducted in partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship, shows that communities across the nation have been strengthened by veterans who volunteer, vote, engage in local government, fix problems in their neighborhood and participate in community organizations at a higher rate than their non-veteran counterparts.“One of the most interesting things is that this is the actual hard data for something we have known was true,” Marvin said. “That vets are civic assets and it’s great to have real empirical evidence to back that.”last_img read more

first_img Tags Putting facial recognition out to pasture: Drones on… 5 Drones Don’t have too much fun with your drone. Getty Images The US Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday put out a notice reminding the general public that it’s illegal to operate a drone with a dangerous weapon attached. Among the things you shouldn’t stick on a drone, according to the FAA: guns, bombs, fireworks and flamethrowers.”Perhaps you’ve seen online photos and videos of drones with attached guns, bombs, fireworks, flamethrowers, and other dangerous items,” reads the FAA notice. “Do not consider attaching any items such as these to a drone because operating a drone with such an item may result in significant harm to a person and to your bank account.”The FAA said flying a drone with a dangerous weapon — anything capable of causing death or serious injury — attached violates Section 363 of the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act. It could violate other state and federal laws regarding weapons and hazardous materials, the FAA said. Operators are subject to civil penalties up to $25,000 for each violation. 4:31 Now playing: Watch this:center_img You don’t have to look hard to find exactly what the FAA is warning against. Videos guns, flamethrowers and other weapons mounted to drones are easy to find on YouTube and other sites.  Drones have become more common for both recreational and commercial use — with the unmanned arial vehicles being both pest and problem solver. Farmers monitor crops and cows with drones, real estate agents photograph homes with them and some states use them to help fight wildfires. However, drones have also shut down traffic at major airports, including London’s busy Heathrow and Gatwick. Share your voice Comments Safety Alert: The #FAA warns against attaching weapons to #drones. Operating a drone with a weapon attached is not only dangerous, it is illegal and violators could face significant civil penalties💲. #FlySafe— The FAA (@FAANews) August 22, 2019last_img read more

first_imgClose San Franciscos iconic Golden Gate bridge, one of the most popular tourist sites in California, is getting a $76m (£49m) safety net of steel wires.The plan to create suicide barriers on the bridge, where 1,600 people have leapt to their deaths since it opened in 1937, was a subject of controversy for decades, with opponents arguing they would mar the structures beauty. According to John Eberle, deputy district engineer for the Golden Gate Bridge, the steel safety net of wires will be located far enough from the bridge to avoid obstructing views.We selected it because number one it is located below the sidewalk level so it doesnt obstruct views of the city or the bay and number two we put it down at an elevation where people will really have to think about jumping into it, because its not going to be a soft landing, Eberle said.On 13 October, the bridge authority invited companies to bid for the project. Getting funding has been a challenge; some critics say funds would be better spent for mental health care to prevent suicide attempts in the first place. Most people working on the bridge have training to help those in distress, and security patrol the site as well, but its not been enough to stop the suicides.According to officials in 2014, 38 people jumped to their deaths from the span. The Golden Gate is the second-most popular bridge for suicide in the world, after Chinas Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge.You know, what were looking for is to deter people from jumping. Weve done studies in Europe in Switzerland, Germany, also on the East Coast Ithaca by Cornell University they put up similar net systems where the nets have been installed its deterred people almost 100% from actually even trying to jump off those structures, Eberle said. The authorities hopes the safety net will be in place by 2019.last_img read more

first_img.Most Dhaka roads are pockmarked by dangerous and deep potholes filled with murky, dirty water, after the heavy rains in the last two days in particular.City commuters are becoming ill getting jerked up and down the craters in the roads.Cars, trucks, rickshaws, buses are crawling along ever so slowly, navigating cavernous potholes, visible and hidden in murky water. Roads in the capital are in gridlock, whether they be thoroughfares, lanes, or by-lanes.There are five major thoroughfares, stretching from Kuril to Jatrabari via Pragati Sarani and Rampura, Abdullahpur to National Press Club via Mohakhali and Farmgate, Gabtali to Azimpur, Mahakhali to Gulistan via Maghbazar, and Pallabi to Farmgate in the city.Of these arteries, only the road from Abdullapur to National Press Club is in a relatively better condition. State guests, VVIPs, and important personalities use this road the most.Field visits by Prothom Alo reporters and officials of two city corporations in Dhaka revealed that more than about half of the 2,400 kilometres of roads in the capital have been damaged. The road condition from Gabtali to the Sadarghat embankment is the worst.Urban specialists and planners said this situation is due to the city corporations’ unplanned and low-quality maintenance.They also said proper and timely repair works would have gradually decreased the length of roads in need of repairs, as well as the expense.Contrary to this view of experts, the length of repairable roads in two city corporations – Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) – remains the same while the cost of repairs is rising every year.DSCC and DNCC repaired 520-km of roadways last year and planned to repair 519-km of roads this year. The cost of repairs in the past fiscal was Tk 1,500 crore while the budget sanction in the current fiscal is Tk 1,831 crore.Of the 519-Km roads to be reconstructed this year, DSCC and DNCC planned to repair 22 per cent before the monsoon.Officials of the engineering departments of the two city corporations said more than half the roads are not in good shape due to heavy rains and waterlogging.On condition of anonymity, they also said the sufferings have increased as digging at 500 spots, started during the last dry season, has not been completed.The city corporation workers are filling the potholes with bricks, saying the situation might return to normal after reconstructing the roads in the next dry season.Additional chief engineer of DNCC, Kudrat Ullah said to Prothom Alo, “Many roads have been damaged in the rainy season. We are laying out bricks on the most damaged city roads so that vehicles can at least move. The city corporation is doing this for now. Major reconstruction work will be done in the dry season.”Echoing Kudrat Ullah, additional chief engineer of DSCC, Asaduzzaman said, this year the rate of precipitation is higher than earlier years. This has damaged the roads more. “We are currently focusing on temporary repair works.”Rebutting the views of DSCC and DNCC engineers, Jahangirnagar University’s urban & regional planning department professor Akter Mahmud, also general secretary of Bangladesh Institute of Planners, said to Prothom Alo, “It is not true that only waterlogging created this condition of the roads. Movement of overloaded, heavy vehicles and poor construction work are also responsible.”In response to a question about maintenance lapses, DNCC’s additional chief engineer Kudrat Ullah said that generally the city corporation does not reconstruct a road in consecutive years. However, “It would’ve been impossible to move on Dhaka roads if we didn’t maintain those properly.”City corporation engineers and experts said that generally newly constructed roads need no repairs for 15-20 years. Nevertheless, since Dhaka roads are old and bear heavy traffic, once repaired, they should last for 6-8 years.* This piece, published in the print edition of Prothom Alo, has been rewritten in English by Shameem Rezalast_img read more

first_imgjoypurhatTwo passengers of a battery-run auto-rickshaw were killed and three others injured in a road accident at Puranapoil-Paikortali on Joypurhat-Hili road in Sadar upazila in Joypurhat on Monday evening.The deceased were identified as Achhia Khatun, 56, wife of Solaiman Ali of Barotajpur village in Sadar upazila, and Akkas Ali, 61, son of Rahim Bakh of Puranapoil village in the upazila.Md Mominul Haque, officer-in-charge (Investigation) of Sadar Police Station said the accident took place as the auto-rickshaw collided with a sand-laden tractor coming from the opposite direction around 7:00pm, leaving two people dead on the spot and three others injured.Later, the injured were taken to Joypurhat Adhunik Hospital, the OC addedlast_img

first_imgmap of khulnaWorkers of state-owned jute mills in Khulna division are enforcing a 24-hour strike to press home their nine-point demand that includes payment of outstanding wages, reports UNB.The strike began at 8am Tuesday.”Our major demands include implementation of wage commission and regularisation of job,” said Md Murad, convener of Bangladesh Jute Mill Workers League of Khulna-Jashore region.last_img

first_imgListen Share Every once in a while, after a period of serious, heavy – okay, let’s face it, even occasionally depressing news, we like to take some time out to give you the opportunity to focus on the good news in your life.It could be about your personal life, about your friends or family, about that new restaurant, a movie you saw, a heart-warming story you heard, who got married or had a baby or won an award.Or, it could be about something actually in the news – some development, some report, some experience, something heartwarming you think is worth highlighting. What’s the good news of recent months, Houston? What’s making you smile? What makes Houstonians… happy?Joining us for this latest session are Jessica Brown, co-founder of Station Theater, and Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse. 00:00 /22:34 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Xlast_img read more

first_imgMy first glimpse of the series was not Star Wars itself, but Space Balls. A parody of a film series I had yet to see. It was recorded onto an old VHS tape from a local television station. Where my parents roared at the parody of it all, I fell in love with the unique aesthetic of the characters, ships and distant worlds. It wasn’t until family friends came into town to experience MGM Studios new Star Tours experience. This would be the first and the last time I ever heard “You’ve never seen Star Wars?!” A complete VHS collection was taken out of the families RV camper, and I’ve honestly never been the same.To say Star Wars is an important part of my life is almost an understatement. As a kid, I’ve formed friendships over silly theories “But the Sarlacc belched!” As an overly geeky adult, I use it as a dating tool. “She has to have had at least seen Star Wars!” With events like Celebration, I feel as if I am part of a fun and like-minded community full of pure love. Currently, things are tough and I have a job where I write about the franchise. The give and take comradery I have with the series has honestly been a blessing in disguise all along and I don’t know where I’d be today without it.Here are some super fan artists showing off their appreciation of 40 years of galactic magic, Jedi wonder, and above all belief in hope.View as: One Page Slides1. Rostyslav Zagornov2. aka_outwork3. Claudiu Limbasan4. Lunipse5. Sassy Brush6. Brett Coulsonart7. Nekroticism8. Andy Fairhurst9. Terry Dodson10. Andy Barbieri‏11. Ana Mendes‏12. Courtney Morelock‏13. Anthony Rodrigues14. Cam Kennedy15. Zionlast_img read more

first_img Raspberry Pi 4 Is the Most Powerful Yet and It’s Still Just $35Intel ‘Twin River’ Prototype Teases Our Dual-Screen Tablet F… ECS Liva1/11The first wave of tiny computers was primarily intended for the electronics hobbyist market — take the Raspberry Pi as an example. While that kit initially had fairly sparse functionality, machines like the ECS Liva deliver a lot more oomph. This unassembled computer is light on the wallet at just $169, but delivers a remarkable amount of power for a box about the size of a can of soda. Inside is a dual-core 1.6GHz processor that is completely passively cooled through a small heatsink, and power comes through a micro USB port in the back of the machine. One cool thing about the Liva is that it supports both HDMI and VGA output and can be used to run dual monitors.<><> Stay on target One of the most famous maxims in hardware construction is Moore’s law, which holds that for every two years, the amount of transistors on a chip will double. That means that computers get stronger and smaller at about the same pace. A computing task that would take a wheezing behemoth of a supercomputer to accomplish in the 1980s can now be performed by something that fits in the palm of your hand.One piece of hardware that hasn’t really kept pace with this trend is the desktop PC. Home computers have been stuck in the same tower form factor for the better part of two decades, and they’re really an eyesore. Even though physical media like DVDdrives are barely necessary, desktop boxes still have slots for them, and lots of other cruft besides. There is a new trend in hardware, however, taking inspiration from Apple’s 2005 Mac Mini (which was way ahead of its time, and also way underpowered) and packing a ton of power into a very small footprint. These boxes are designed to give you all the functionality of a desktop tower while remaining unobtrusive, and are great as media centers too. These 11 computers prove that size doesn’t matter, and how you use your hardware is what really counts. For tiny spaces, or carrying around in your pocket for emergencies, these tiny computers are powerful enough to get the job done — whatever that job may be.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_imgDo you want to develop exciting iOS games that can bring you to the league of the top mobile gaming developers? Grab this iOS game development bundle which is almost free now, at a whopping 99% discount. You heard that right. Originally priced at 2,291, this bundle is available for a limited time for just $20. Makes you feel excited? It surely does. Following are the details of this iOS gaming bundle and what you are going to learn in this opportunity of a lifetime.Save $2,271 on iOS game developer bundle:This iOS game developer bundle includes 4 different sections that help you get the basics and leads you to develop full-fledged iOS games. From building a variety of work and math games designed to engage your players’ intellect, to then design addiction-based action gaming titles. Not only will you learn the theory behind building games, you will also learn what precise ingredients make some games more addictive than others. Grab the deal now and be sure that you will have a few published and fully enjoyable iOS gaming titles on your name in the App Store. Following courses are included in this game development bundle: Share Tweet Submit Word & Math Games:With this course set, you’ll build a variety of word and math games designed to engage your players’ intellect.Use iOS kits to map out your games’ UICode in the Swift programming languageNavigate the Xcode development environmentEasily create games using included source codeSet up a source of passive income through app purchases & ad revenueMaster the game creation process for simple, addictive gamesTest your players’ knowledge even as they’re having funiOS & Arcade Classics:The second set of 5 courses will teach you to build iOS apps for classic games ranging from Tic-Tac-Toe to Whack-a-Mole. Replicate the classics, appeal to your audience’s thirst for nostalgia, and make some side money with ad revenue and in-app purchases. You’ll trick out your iOS development skills—and be on your way to building games like a pro.Casual Sports Games:Take the next big step in honing your game development skills with 5 courses on cloning popular casual sports games for iOS, ranging from Swing Copters to Jumpy Skating. Continue mastering the skills you’ve established in earlier courses, tricking out your app portfolio, and publishing real games that people will download and play.Learn to develop games using Xcode & Objective-CReplicate top-ranked iOS gamesSource & create game graphicsPublish fully functional apps to the iTunes app storeAction Games:Finally, you wrap up this complete iOS game developer training by creating a set of addictive action-packed games. Your players will work to evade airborne obstacles, hop through landscapes riddled with drops, and more. With this last set of 5 courses, you’ll build games that aren’t just playable, but will also captivate your audience for hours on end!Sign now now and get 20 courses to help you become an expert iOS game developer. Get a new job, switch your career, surprise your college friends, or simply earn money in ad revenues.Buy the bundle now from Wccftech Dealslast_img read more

first_img Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Can you tell when someone is lying? read more March 13, 2014 — Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corp. exhibited at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), March 6-10 at the Austria Center, Vienna.  Spellman presented its high voltage solutions for the diagnostic medical imaging industry including: the K&S HFe R/F series of generators; CT gantry mounted generators; the PDM series Dental Monoblock for both panoramic and CT applications; the VMX series mammography generator; Monoblock X-Ray Sources for Bone Densitometry; and DGM series power supplies for image intensifiers.  Spellman also displayed its solutions and single source options for the full XRAY image chain, supporting both digital radiographic and digital fluoroscopic applications. For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more center_img News | March 13, 2014 Spellman High Voltage Electronics Exhibits at ECR Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Related Content Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough discusses bridging diversity gaps in medical physicsPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 2.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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