Premier Badminton League (PBL) on Saturday announced Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar as the brand ambassador for the event beginning on January 2.Akshay will actively post his comments and updates on social media via his official Twitter handle. The superstar is a known fitness freak and his association will add glamour to the tournament.”I have always believed in associating with sports and this League is yet another platform for me to showcase my support. Badminton has given us reasons to rejoice for years now and I am very excited to meet the young stars who have conquered many feats on the court,” said Akshay.”For me, they are the true brand ambassadors to this beautiful and exciting game, I wish each good luck,” he added.BAI President Akhilesh Das Gupta welcomes Akshay on board. “His association with the League is in line with our focus to create the required excitement. His presence will not only attract sports lovers but even encourage the players. We are sure we will witness a successful edition not only on the court but even off the court.”The PBL will start in Mumbai with six franchises – Delhi Acers, Hyderabad Hunters, Bengaluru Top Guns, Chennai Smashers, Mumbai Rockets and Awadhe Warriors – competing for the top honour.The two-week long event will witness the likes of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu besides international stars such as Lee Chong Wei in action.The opening match will be played between Awadhe Warriors and Mumbai Rockets in Mumbai.advertisement
Mumbai, May 13 (PTI) Sports tourism is witnessing 10-12 per cent growth as Indians are showing more enthusiasm for visiting a country to attend sports event, according to industry experts.”Globally sports tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry. According to estimates, global sports tourism was worth USD 7 billion in 2017. While it is a mature industry overseas, in India it is in infancy (stage),” Cox and Kings Head, relationships, Karan Anand told PTI here.The first love for Indians is cricket and they travel to watch the game, whether in India or overseas, he added.”There has also been a shift in the interest for other sporting events like the Soccer World Cup or the Olympics. We see 10-12 per cent growth in arrivals to these destinations, when a major sporting event takes place,” he said.Indians travel to Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and England to watch cricket matches, however, over the last 10 years there is a growing interest to watch the Olympics, the Soccer World Cup and Grand Prix Formula One motor events.The Olympics or Soccer World Cup are highlights for Indians and they love the atmosphere associated with the games, Anand said,adding that there are people who travel to specific sporting events during the Olympics or a few of them only travel for the opening ceremony.He said this segment is primarily dominated by men who come together to watch the sporting event.Large companies are also organising incentive trips for their top performers and use this opportunity for team building activities.advertisementIndians, who travel for such events, usually extend their stay for a couple of days or a week to explore the destination, Anand said.Echoing a similar view, Expedia in India Marketing Head, Brand, Manmeet Ahluwalia said India saw a change in travel patterns and rise in incidence of travelling for sports events ever since the launch of Indian Premier League in 2008.The 2011 ICC World Cup further cemented Indians love for travel coupled with watching their favourite sporting stars in action, he added.”We noticed another interesting trend during the 2015, ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Cricket fans explored these two destinations as among the most preferred honeymoon or holiday destination.”Many people also booked their honeymoons in accordance to the match schedule so they can also support their favourite matches. We saw the bookings for these destinations go up by 35 per cent,” he said.Over the years, Indians have explored and shown interest in other sporting events, including football, tennis, Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Grand Prix Formula One motor events among others, he added.KAYAK Director, India and Middle East, Abhijit Mishra said, the sports-tourism industry is growing at an unprecedented rate, which is projected to shoot up to USD 5.72 trillion by 2021.Indians have always loved both sports and travel, so holidays around sporting events are the perfect combination to satisfy two cravings at once, he added.”Many people use these trips as an excuse for a longer holiday, combining their sporting passions with a general love for travel. On the other side, many in the tourism industry have also begun to realise the value of wooing these tourists – many of them fall into the high-spending category, stay longer than other tourist categories, are high-calibre and often stimulate other tourism,” he added. PTI SM RSY MKJ BAL BAL
Primera División Real Madrid Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Real Sociedad Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 14:40 2/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Primera División Real Madrid v Real Sociedad Real Sociedad Real Madrid Everything you need to know as Los Blancos take on the Basque outfit at the Santiago Bernabeu this weekend… Real Madrid will look to return to winning ways in La Liga on Saturday after a disappointing draw at Levante in their last league game.Zinedine Zidane’s side were held to a 2-2 draw at the Ciutat de Valencia last weekend and missed the chance to move into third place in the table.Los Blancos remain 19 points behind leaders Barcelona, while they are only two ahead of fifth-placed Villarreal, albeit with a game in hand. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player A win on Saturday will see Real move into fourth if Valencia fail to claim victory in that city’s derby at home to Levante on Sunday.REAL MADRID INJURIES Zidane will have almost all of his players available for Saturday’s game. Defender Jesus Vallejo is still sidelined with a muscle problem and midfielder Dani Ceballos is doubtful, but the French coach has an otherwise full-strength squad at his disposal.REAL MADRID SUSPENSIONS Zidane has no players suspended for the meeting with Real Sociedad.REAL MADRID POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UPZidane is likely to pick an unchanged side for the game on Saturday, despite some disappointing displays from his forward players against Levante last weekend.Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema have now started the last two matches together, having previously not done so for 279 days.All three will be expected to feature from the outset again, with Isco likely to be on the bench once more.Some reports in Spain have claimed Isco wants to leave, but Zidane said: “What has been said is not true. I love Isco and I want him to stay here forever.”REAL SOCIEDAD TEAM NEWS Real Sociedad came sixth last season, but the Basques are enduring more difficulties this time around and are currently down in 14th place after 22 rounds of matches.Eusebio’s side have won just seven games in La Liga this season, three of those on the road, but will be buoyed by last weekend’s 5-0 victory at home to Deportivo La Coruna.Striker Willian Jose had hoped to be fit for Saturday’s game, but the Brazilian misses out through injury along with attacking midfielder Adnan Januzaj and defender Carlos Martinez.TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Real Madrid versus Real Sociedad kicks off at 20:45 local time on Saturday, with viewers in the United Kingdom (UK) able to watch live on Sky Sports Football from 19:40 GMT.In the United States (US), the match is live on BeIN Sports and kicks off at 14:45 ET.BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Real Madrid have only lost one of their last 21 La Liga games against Real Sociedad (winning 17 of those). Their sole defeat was a 4-2 loss at Anoeta in August 2014. At home, Los Blancos are unbeaten in their last 10 games against Real Sociedad in La Liga (winning nine of those). Their last defeat against the Basques at the Bernabeu was a 4-1 loss in May 2004. Xabi Prieto scored his first-ever league goals with a double in that game and he has netted more against Real Madrid (nine) than against any other side in the Primera Division. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in each of his six league games against Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu (12 goals in total). Only against Sevilla and Getafe (13 apiece) has he scored more home goals in La Liga. Gareth Bale has been directly involved in nine goals in his eight La Liga games against Real Sociedad (six goals and three assists).
Amritanshu Mukherjee New DelhiMay 2, 2019UPDATED: May 2, 2019 17:54 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Motorola Z4 will come with an edge-to-edge display and a waterdrop style notch.The renders show a single rear camera, suggesting a 48MP camera.The Z4 will come with support for Moto Mods.Motorola may not have the most exciting starts for 2019 compared to other smartphone vendors but the Lenovo-led company has big plans for the year. The Motorola RAZR is the next big product from the company that has got the tech community excited. While that might take some while to be out officially, rumours of the successor to the Motorola’s conventional flagship smartphone lineup – the Motorola Z series, have been around for a while. A fresh set of official renders have leaked on the web, giving us a glimpse of the expected design of the Motorola Z4.Leaked by Sudhanshu Ambhore on Slashleaks, the Motorola Z4 seems to be a combination of the classic Motorola Z series design language and some modern design elements. From the front, the Motorola Z4 looks similar to the Motorola G7 Plus launched a few weeks ago. However, the bezels are narrow with an extremely slim forehead and chin. Motorola has cleverly hidden the forehead and chin with a curvy design. The forehead accommodates the earpiece while a small waterdrop notch houses the front camera.There’s no fingerprint sensor noticeable on the device which means the Motorola will go for the modern in-display fingerprint sensors. In order to accommodate the sensor, Motorola will have to rely on an AMOLED display to make it work. The rear looks pretty identical to the Motorola Z3 launched last year. The usual glass body with a big camera bump and the Moto Mods connector pins are present in their usual layouts. The phone also has a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB-C port.advertisementSurprisingly, instead of dual camera setup, the renders show a single camera. The Motorola Z3 and Z3 Play had dual camera setups. Even the more affordable Moto G7 series comes with dual cameras. If these renders are accurate by any means, then Motorola could offer the 48-megapixel camera and rely on computational photography to deliver better results, similar to Google’s Pixel series of smartphones.Motorola never launched the Z3 series in India and has been playing it safe with its Moto X series and Moto G series phones in India. It is not known whether Motorola will bring the Z4 to India. But if it brings, the company could position it against the likes of the upcoming OnePlus 7. The Motorola Z4 could come with this year’s flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset and could sport at least 6GB RAM. Motorola could be offering a 5G variant of the Z4 in the supported countries while other countries will only get the 4G variant.ALSO READ | Moto G7 Power officially launched for Rs 13,990, India gets more RAM and storageALSO READ | Mysterious Motorola smartphone with 48-megapixel quad cameras, waterdrop notch leaks: Is this Moto M2?ALSO READ | Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power and G7 Play launched: Price, Specifications and everything you need to knowGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAmritanshu Mukherjee Tags :Follow MotorolaFollow androidFollow smartphones Motorola Z4 images leak: Edge-to-edge display with waterdrop notch, single rear camera and other featuresThe latest leaked renders of the Moto Z4 show a familiar Moto Z design with a modern edge-to-edge display. There’s only a single rear camera with a huge camera bump. The Moto Mods connector also stays.advertisement
How to Cook Steak in the Oven I’d be hard pressed to name something I enjoy consuming more than beer.With so many diverse beer flavor profiles readily available, it’s easy to pair any occasion with a different brew and never tire of it.Hypothetically, if I were to enjoy a flavor more than a solid brew, it would be bacon.High quality bacon, expertly prepared, is salty, sweet and smoky with the most satisfying crunch around the edges and a soft pull of the fat against your teeth. A light coating of rich grease is the metaphoric icing on top of the cake.So why not put the two amazing sensory experiences that beer and bacon provide together into a delicious (if not exactly healthy) dessert-worthy snack? Here’s my do-it-yourself recipe for beer-candied bacon.Related Post: Eat Bacon Around the ClockIngredients½ Cup Brown Sugar1 lb. Thick-cut Bacon1 Bottle of Can of Dark BeerBlack Pepper (just a pinch)Beer Note:In many beer recipes, you may be tempted to buy a lower-quality, inexpensive beer for your cooking experiments. However, in this case, you will have a good bit left over to consume, so buy a good beer that you enjoy drinking. I recommend cooking this recipe seasonally with the currently available Yeti Imperial Stout variant from Great Divide Brewing Co.Bacon Note: Try to avoid the mealy factory-farmed bacon and help responsible local farmers like these guys when buying your bacon. Happy pigs make for tastier bacon.Directions:Pour two ounces of beer into the brown sugar and whisk into a syrup-like consistency. Sprinkle in a bit of pepper. Enjoy drinking the remaining ten ounces of beer.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Arrange the strips of bacon on the foil and bake for ten minutes. Drain the grease, flip the bacon, and then return to the oven for another ten minutes until the bacon slightly begins to crisp. Drain again if necessary.Brush the beer and sugar glaze onto the bacon and keep baking until the sugar starts to caramelize. Flip and repeat with the other side. Continue this process until both sides of the bacon have received two coats of syrup and the bacon turns into a deep red color with dark, crispy artifacts of caramelization on the surface.Move the beer-candied bacon to a cooling rack where they will harden into stiff, sugary planks. Serve with beer (of course).Vegetarian Option: For the vegetarians out there, you may be tempted to try this with veggie bacon. Let me save you the trouble and report that it turns out like maple syrup coated cardboard. In this specific case, beer and “bacon” are two tastes best separated. How to Make Loco Moco, a Hawaiian Staple Dish How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipes Editors’ Recommendations How to Grill Fish: A Quick and Easy Guide to Getting it Right Every Time
EDMONTON – Charges have been laid against two people in connection with a fire that killed a five-month-old baby in Edmonton.Police allege patio furniture on the porch near the front door of the home was purposely set on fire early Tuesday.Cordell Brown, the father of the boy, said he was sleeping on the main floor and that his wife Angie Tang was asleep on the second floor with their son, Hunter.Firefighters rescued Tang and Hunter, but the boy died of smoke inhalation and Tang is in hospital.Brown and six others who lived in the house were able to escape the fire on their own.Bronson Woycenko, 19, faces charges that include second-degree murder, arson and disregard for human life while Jessica Tammerand, 18, is charged with arson and disregard for human life.On top of those allegations, they also each face a charge of mischief under $5,000.Several Edmonton media outlets are reporting that Brown told them Woycenko and Tammerand were former tenants he had evicted.Police say the two suspects were arrested Friday evening without incident, it’s not know when they’ll appear in court.Police are still investigating the case.
Do blue and green get along? What does it mean to be gold? How do you manage an orange?These colours that relate to personality dimension make perfect sense to Debbie (Joachim) Nazir (BA ‘94).Student mentees and nearly 30 Brock alumni career mentors, like Nazir, from Brock’s Mentorship Plus program participated in Personality Dimensions this past November and December, a professional development workshop and networking event co-ordinated by Brock’s Offices of Career Services and Alumni Relations.Personality Dimensions is a fun, interactive assessment tool that focuses on self discovery. The workshop allows participants to learn more about themselves, explore their ‘colours’ and understand how to use this information to enhance their interactions with others.Nazir learned that she was orange. “I quickly recognized that I had many of the orange personality traits – always busy, enjoys multi-tasking and is very social,” said Nazir. “Oranges are also ‘free-spirits’, which I didn’t think I was. But upon further reflection, I realized that although I may not consider myself a free spirit, I crave flexibility and freedom, which is why I’m likely having trouble in my current job — I don’t feel I have the freedom to do things my way.”
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — An Ontario legislator is racking up online praise for his response to Islamophobic remarks directed at him at MuslimFest over the weekend.A video posted online and viewed more than 250,000 times shows NDP Gurratan Singh, who represents the riding of Brampton East, responding to a man’s anti-Muslim remarks at the event in Mississauga, Ont.In the video, Singh tells the man that he condemns racism.Wow. Incredible vid captures Brampton MPP @gurratansingh & NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s brother, facing down a racist hater spewing Islamophobia at #Muslimfest2019. “I condemn your racism.” pic.twitter.com/0MdWKzzrJv— Mohammed Hashim (@mohashim) September 2, 2019Singh, who is Sikh, tweeted that he will never respond to Islamophobia with “I am not a Muslim.”He says that instead, he will stand with Muslims and say that hate is wrong.The man holding the microphone later identified himself as Stephen Garvey and said he was the founder of the National Citizens Alliance.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“Political correctness and pandering to ethnic minorities confronted…. someone had to do it,” Garvey said.Singh’s brother is federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, who made headlines in 2017 for responding to a woman’s racist diatribe by saying that he supported her rights but wouldn’t be deterred by hatred.In both cases, the Singhs were asked whether they support Shariah law.Online, some Twitter users are applauding Gurratan Singh for refusing to point out that he isn’t Muslim.
Erick Gonzalez (BA ’18) remembers a time when he was completely overwhelmed.During the early portion of his university career, the Master of Public Health student felt he could only focus on what was going wrong in his studies and those emotions at times seemed all-consuming.However, thanks to some helpful strategies, Gonzalez has found a way to break through the ceiling of academic worries he felt was hanging over him and is now helping others to do the same.On Friday, March 22, Gonzalez joined Brock University Counsellor George Nicolaidi and fellow student Andrea Sacco to share strategies about how to manage exam stress with a first-year Geography class.Along with breathing exercises and appropriate study techniques, Gonzalez also spoke to the group about not allowing negative thoughts to creep in and create unfounded stress.“They need to know the catastrophes they imagine are often just their own negative appraisals of a worst-case scenario,” he said. “Being prepared mentally is really important, and a lot of the strategies that were discussed, including organization and maintaining a positive mindset throughout, can help students to more easily take hold of any negative thoughts and release them.”With similar presentations taking place in select classes across the University, and written materials available at all Student Wellness and Accessibility Services locations, Nicolaidi hopes students will take a proactive approach towards managing their exam stress just as Gonzalez did.“Through different styles of learning, we want to connect with more people and help them to realize they are not alone,” he said. “Exam stress is a very common issue, but with appropriate techniques and study habits, students can manage their bodies and minds to better control that anxiety.”Having learned to manage his own test anxiety, Gonzalez is also now working as a peer health educator in the Student Health and Wellness Hub (TH 134), and has used the lessons he has learned to help others in a variety of situations.“Recently, I was in the library and I noticed someone who looked upset,” he said. “They told me they were extremely stressed about a test and I was able to share about my own experiences and give some advice that seemed to help.”Though he wishes he could meet with every student, Gonzalez hopes that anyone in need will come to see him or his colleagues in the Hub, book a time to speak with Nicolaidi in the From Intention to Action (FITA) program or another counsellor in Personal Counselling Services, or pick up some of the written materials that are available.“We are here to help students let go of their negative thoughts, focus on the positive aspects of themselves and plan in advance for what they can do to overcome obstacles,” he said.To learn more about the many mental health initiatives at Brock, visit brockumentalhealth.ca or brocku/swacStudents in need of immediate, 24-hour assistance can call Counselling Services at 1-833-276-2533 or the Good 2 Talk Hotline.
Even though they held a one-point lead with just more than a minute left in Game 4, Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors found themselves with their backs against the wall on Sunday in Philadelphia.The Sixers and their raucous home crowd at Wells Fargo Center could almost taste a victory, one that would have given them an enormous 3-1 series advantage over Toronto heading into Game 5. And they would be accomplishing that despite getting a poor scoring effort from Joel Embiid, who was under the weather for the second time during the series.But as the clock ticked down to that final minute, Leonard, who’d gotten almost everything he’d wanted Sunday, had other plans. He used a screen from teammate Marc Gasol, and four dribbles to his right, but both of Philly’s pick-and-roll defenders — Embiid and Ben Simmons — opted to follow Leonard to the right wing. Where another player might have passed the ball, Kawhi chose to elevate, lofting a rainbow 3-pointer over the outstretched left arm of the 7-foot-2 Embiid.Aside from all but assuring that Toronto would knot the best-of-seven series at two games apiece, the shot punctuated yet another virtuoso performance by Leonard, who logged 39 points on 13-of-20 shooting and 14 rebounds, and is so far having one of the most efficient postseason runs we’ve ever seen from an NBA player, let alone a wing player specifically.In this series against Philly, Leonard is somehow averaging 38 points on 62 percent shooting, with a perfect-looking shot chart. He’s drained an unthinkable 21 of his 24 uncontested shot attempts through the four games, including hitting 6-for-6 on Sunday.Leonard did all this while continuing to have an impact on the defensive end, where he held Simmons in check during the first half before sliding over during the third period and heavily limiting swingman Jimmy Butler, who had scored efficiently up until that switch occurred.Leonard wasn’t solely responsible for Toronto’s win Sunday. Gasol — who’d been held to eight points or fewer in Games 1-3 — was more aggressive and finished with 16 in Game 4. Similarly, Kyle Lowry looked for his shot early and finished with 14 points after having just seven in Game 3. Danny Green was a perfect 8-for-8 from the line. All of these contributions were helpful in light of Pascal Siakam, arguably Toronto’s second-best player, shooting 2-of-10 from the floor while playing through a calf injury, and Serge Ibaka being the only Raptor to score off the bench.But make no mistake: Kawhi has played as if he were content to do this all by himself if need be. And in many ways, that spectacle is still noteworthy considering how far a cry it is from what Leonard was earlier in his career, before he became a clear-cut franchise player.During this postseason, just 33 percent of Leonard’s baskets have been assisted, according to NBA Advanced Stats, while the other two-thirds have been self-created. Snapshots over time illustrate how that’s flipped almost entirely, as he’s become more of a 1-on-1 player. During the 2012-13 regular season, for instance, 65 percent of Kawhi’s makes were assisted. That share of assisted baskets dropped to 54 percent during 2014-15, and to just under 48 percent in 2016-17 before dwindling to just a third during these playoffs.The question to raise here, of course, is whether it’s possible for Leonard to keep this up. He can’t keep shooting 70 percent from midrange when he was a 46-percent shooter from there during the regular season, right?On some level, the answer to that may depend on whether the Sixers are willing to be more aggressive about forcing the ball out of Leonard’s hands. We’ve written before about what makes Leonard so different from the other stars in the NBA (aside from how mysteriously quiet he seems to be): He does just about everything at an above-average level, while defending and scoring better than almost anyone. But if there’s one area to test, it’s his playmaking, which generally pales in comparison to LeBron James’s or even Kevin Durant’s. (Both contemporaries regularly enjoy 2-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratios, while Leonard has yet to post such a season.) Leonard, who had five assists and seven turnovers Sunday, has closer to a 1-to-1 ratio this postseason, with 31 assists and 29 turnovers so far.Going one level deeper, Kawhi was the NBA’s least efficient wing player1Among the 60 players who faced at least 25 traps and blitzes. this past regular season when opposing defenses either blitzed or trapped him in pick-and-rolls, with the Raptors scoring just 0.46 points per chance in such situations, according to data from Second Spectrum.So while Philadelphia hasn’t been able to stop The Terminator-like Kawhi yet, the Sixers at least have something they can try in hopes of slowing him down as the series moves back to Toronto.
Ontario is investing in mining industry research that will reduce operating costs, create jobs and enhance miner safety. The province is providing support through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp (NOHFC) for the following two projects led by Sudbury, Ontario-based research organisations.The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation is creating a mobile canopy system to enable mining companies to develop underground drifts faster while keeping workers and equipment safe. By speeding up the development of deep mineral deposits, the provincial investment will help make it more cost-effective to open new mines, leading to more mining jobs in Northern Ontario. The Canadian Mining Industry Research Organization is testing filters to protect miners from pollutants from underground diesel equipment. By reducing the volume of fresh air ventilation needed in mines, it will lower operating costs, which will help companies extend mine life and retain jobs. It is estimated this will indirectly create as many as 20 jobs and could retain as many as 500.“We are making smart investments through the NOHFC to help support innovation and job creation in key sectors like mining. When we support Northern Ontario’s success and build on the North’s unique strengths in mining, we ensure a more prosperous future for the entire province,” said Kathleen Wynne, Premier of OntarioMichael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, and Chair of the NOHFC responded: “I am very pleased that the NOHFC is investing in innovative research in Northern Ontario. These projects will further advance Sudbury’s position as a leader in the mining services and supply sector. And they will have a large impact on underground workplaces, and on the health and safety of underground workers.”Through the NOHFC, Ontario is providing $783,916 to the Canopy Project at the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation, a not-for-profit organization that directs innovation projects in the mining industry. The picture shows a Canopy Project screen capture.The province is providing $100,000 through the NOHFC for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Research project at the Canadian Mining Industry Research Organization. It is a not-for-profit organization that brokers research projects in the mining sector.
If you did a quick specs comparison of the Sony PS Vita and the Nintendo 3DS, I think most people would choose the 3DS as having the longer battery life. It’s hardware isn’t as powerful and it has two low resolution displays. The Vita on the other hand has a 5-inch touchscreen, another touch panel on the back, and a 4-core ARM processor and 4-core graphics chip pumping out HD visuals.Even so, the PS Vita thrashes the 3DS on battery life. And by thrashes I mean offers an additional 1 hour and 10 minutes between charges.Proof of this comes in the form of a video recorded by a Japanese gamer who owns a 3DS, PS Vita, and PSP-3000. His simple test was to turn on all three fully-charged handhelds simultaneously and time how long they ran for just looping a game. The Vita played Uncharted: Golden Abyss, the 3DS played Monster Hunter 3G, and the PSP played Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. All three machines had their brightness set to full, and the 3DS had 3D on the highest setting too.The 3DS empties its battery first after just 2 hours and 35 minutes. The PS Vita went 46% longer achieving 3 hours 47 minutes. The PSP was the clear victor though, managing over 9 hours. However, the PSP cheated by having an extended battery installed (2200mAh).The reason for the large time differences between the 3DS and Vita can be put down to two aspects of the systems. The 3DS uses significantly more power when 3D is turned on and it has a much smaller battery: 1300mAh compared to the Vita’s 2100mAh. The Vita still impresses though when you consider the hardware it uses.What this does show is that the Vita is surprisingly the better portable gaming unit to take on a trip away from a power outlet. It also offers much better visuals and will soon catch up on the breadth of games offered too.via Andriasang
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A Battle Ground man who allegedly pointed a loaded rifle at his neighbors who were trimming back tree branches made a first appearance Monday in Clark County Superior Court.Allan C. Cheney, 73, appeared on suspicion of first-degree assault in connection with the Sunday incident in the 22000 block of Northeast 224th Street, court records show.Clark County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at about 12:30 p.m. to a report of a firearm being brandished. The victim, Todd Sanders, and a witness, Hayden Sanders, told deputies they were doing yard work and trimming tree limbs that were hanging over the fence line, blocking the access road, when Cheney walked up to them with a rifle, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Superior Court.Cheney loaded the rifle and pointed it inches away from Todd Sanders’ chest and head, and told him he was going to kill him, the affidavit says. Sanders darted behind a tree trunk, but Cheney chased him around the tree with the barrel alternating from the right to left sides. He was yelling, “I’m going to kill you,” the affidavit states.He eventually unloaded the rifle and said, “If you touch the trees, I will kill you.” Cheney then went back to his house, court documents said.Court records show that Cheney will hire his own attorney. His bail was set at $15,000, and he will be arraigned Friday.
Retired Clark County Superior Court Judge James Rulli shared some sound advice with his successor, ranging from practical — not to run while wearing her robe (he once tripped) — to philosophical.“You know, you’re going to be handling thousands of criminal cases now, and it’s important that you have patience, you advise them of their rights,” Rulli told Jennifer Snider during her swearing-in ceremony Thursday afternoon.Gov. Jay Inslee announced April 23 he had appointed Snider to replace Rulli, who retired May 1 after serving more than two decades on the bench.“I believe I’ve shown you that I value equal access in my courtroom,” Snider said moments after she was sworn in during a ceremony at the Clark County Courthouse with dozens of lawyers, clerks, commissioners and judges present. “There’s no question that the trust you have in my abilities led Gov. Inslee to appoint me as the Superior Court judge.”Snider was one of six candidates for the judicial appointment and the Clark County Bar Association’s overwhelming favorite for the position. In the bar association’s preference poll, 57.75 percent of the 213 respondents said Snider was their “choice.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMiddle Caicos, TCI, February 16, 2017 – Bambarra Beach is home to the middle Caicos mini regatta and for the 17th year, the model sail boat races will take place with four categories including a new couples race. TCI Ferry and Big Blue Unlimited are making getting to the event in the country’s largest island easy and adventurous. There is the ferry ride from the dock in eastern Provo and then a bus ride which takes you through the main settlements of very green, North Caicos, over the one mile causeway which is now repaired since last February and onto Bambarra Beach where there will be other games and lots of native food. The journey to the event will cost, but the actual Valentine’s Day Cup is free and it is a great opportunity to support the Middle Caicos Co-op and its products which include the model boats and straw craft.Turquoise Morning will be there with cameras rolling, its another beautiful Turks and Caicos cultural event we get to show off to the entire Caribbean.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews
Much like Resident Evil 4 before it, Resident Evil 7 is a complete reinvention of the classic franchise. Instead of having players use a multitude of weapons to kill hordes of zombies, the seventh entry goes back to basics by focusing on pure survival horror. Despite the radical changes, gamers have, for the most part, embraced the new direction and style of Resident Evil 7.My own feelings about the game have been mixed. While I fully supported Capcom taking the franchise in a bold new direction (especially after the train wreck that was Resident Evil 6), I wasn’t sure if I would be able to play it due to my admitted cowardice when it comes to playing survival horror games in first person (and especially in VR). I didn’t see myself having the endurance to play an entire game where I felt like a lamb surrounded by wolves.I had a chance to play nearly an hour of Resident Evil 7 at a recent press event. All of the trailers and demos released suggested that players would be utterly helpless and could do little more than hide from enemies. Playing just a small slice of the final game showed me that players would need to be proactive to survive. More importantly, I was able to see that, despite all of the monumental changes made in this installment, that at its core, Resident Evil 7 is very much a classic Resident Evil experience.Recent Resident Evil games have focused almost exclusively on action, but the series used to be well known for its intricate puzzles. Even during my brief playthrough, I was tasked with solving a number of small puzzles to progress. These ranged from finding a box cutter that could slice or break specific items, to locating pieces of keys that needed to be put together to unlock doors. These type of puzzles should sound very familiar to fans of the series.Resident Evil 7 can be downright oppressive with its unsettling atmosphere and sound design, so solving puzzles and exploring gives players some sort of respite. Balance is important when creating a solid horror game, and a wise developer knows when to ease up on the tension, so it doesn’t become overbearing. With that said, the game does kick you out of your comfort zone when you least expect it. Focusing on puzzles can be a reprieve from the horrors around you, but only for a limited time.Though the game does give players firearms to defend themselves, they aren’t a cure-all. Despite getting a handgun and a shotgun halfway through the demo, I quickly learned that weapons are more for slowing enemies down than outright killing them. Simply having a firearm will not immediately get you out of danger but it will give you an opportunity escape and come up with a different strategy for stopping your foe.Having guns that don’t outright kill enemies may not seem all that useful, but this is actually a brilliant design choice. After all, if players can simply mow down anything with a shotgun then any sense of horror and suspense would be shattered. At the same time, being able to shoot bad guys does offer a sense of empowerment, albeit a small one. I can’t say what sort of weapons will be found in the latter parts of the game, but I’m sure that even the most powerful among them will be balanced so that players don’t become overpowered.I’ve played Resident Evil 7 demos several times but this was the first occasion where I was able to do so on a 4K, HDR enabled television. The game looks great on a standard PS4, but on a PS4 Pro with all of the bells and whistles turned on, it looks absolutely stunning. This isn’t a game that is meant to be beautiful given how it mostly takes place in run-down buildings covered in dirt and detritus. However, even with its filthy and grimy environments, RE7 is a visual wonder from a technical standpoint, and this comes across better on a PS4 Pro.The survival horror genre has made a bit of a resurgence this generation thanks to some quality, independent games. Given how receptive players have been to the genre, it is fitting that the franchise which popularized it is returning to show what a AAA production can provide. Though Resident Evil set the standard back in the mid 90’s, it is good to see the series taking what has worked for modern survival horror games and weaving those elements into something uniquely Resident Evil.Anyone who is or was a Resident Evil fan that held any reservations about Resident Evil 7 owe it to themselves to give this game a chance. I kept this write-up spoiler-free, but rest assured that this is very much a Resident Evil game with many subtle, and not so subtle, callbacks to past entries. From the way certain enemy encounters play out, to its greater emphasis on puzzles and exploration, this is a title the franchise was in desperate need of; the perfect palette cleanser. Fans and newcomers alike should be pleased with what Capcom has in store for them next month.Resident Evil 7 will be released on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox one on January 24. You can pre-order it now on Amazon.
Lena Katina and Saara Aalto. | Photo: Courtesy of EuroPride Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Saara Aalto came second in the first edition of The Voice Finland. | Photo: Courtesy of EuroPrideThe complete lineupThe two artist will be joined on stage by several artists. The complete lineup includes:Eleni Foureira (Cyprus 2018)Lena Katina/t.A.t.u (Russia 2003)Kati Wolf (Hungary 2011)Robin Bengtsson (Sweden 2017)Saara Aalto (Finland 2018)WiktoriaNanoJessica Andersson (Sweden 2003)Magnus CarlssonDotterLindsay Dracass (UK 2001)Taking place at the EuroPride Park, the concert will start at 8pm and will last about three hours.The parade goes double this yearThe annual march will see the LGBTI community and allies take to the streets of the capital on 4 August. Kicking off at 1pm, this will be the first part of a double parade, set to continue in Gothenburg on 18 August at 3:30pm.After the parade in Stockholm, 2014 ESC winner Conchita, who is also the ambassador for Vienna EuroPride 2019, will perform.Read more about Prides:EuroPride goes double this year with celebration in Stockholm and Gothenburg Britney brings Vegas to the beach, b*tch: Brighton and Hove Pride is back Northern Ireland Comes Out For Change at this year’s Belfast Pride paradeHere are 21 of the happiest EuroPride Stockholm pictures because we deserve nice things5 reasons why Sweden is the perfect EuroPride hostRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/t-a-t-u-s-lena-katina-and-saara-aalto-will-perform-at-europride-stockholm/ GAYSTARNEWS- EuroPride 2018 Stockholm has revealed the complete lineup for this year’s Schlager event on 2 August. All you need to know about Pride Amsterdam’s suggestive Canal Parade Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The Swedish capital will share the honor to host EuroPride 2018 with Gothenburg. The city in southern Sweden will be home to the festivities later this summer, from 14 to 19 August.Lena Katina and Saara Aalto’s first EuroPrideLena Katina from Russian duo t.A.t.u. and Finnish singer Saara Aalto will perform on the main stage on 2 August, alongside a pool of beloved artists.t.A.t.u. rose to fame in 2002, when they released one of the most popular LGBTI anthems, All The Things She Said. In the music video for the song, Katina and Julia Volkova kissed passionately in the rain. Not one for Putin, that’s for sure.They split in 2011, after six studio albums. Katina then released her solo debut album This Is Who I Am in 2014.Lena Katina was the half of Russian pop duo t.A.t.u. | Photo: Courtesy of EuroPride‘It is amazing to have been invited to EuroPride and take part in this special evening,’ said Lena Katina.‘I am so looking forward to lots of sing-a-long.’‘This will be my first EuroPride and I am so thrilled to be a part of this very important event, filled with so much love,’ Saara Aalto echoed Katina’s feeling.The singer voiced Princess Anna in the Finnish version of Frozen. Furthermore, she represented her country twice at the Eurovision Song Contest.She also said: ‘I cannot wait to meet the everybody and feel all the joy and see all the colors of the rainbow. To be able to spread so much love through my music during EuroPride Stockholm will definitely be the highlight of my summer.’
Technology | July 24, 2012 GE’s FREEdom Edition CT System Receives FDA Clearance System introduced the world’s first cardiac spectral computed tomography scanner Related Content Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 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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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more July 24, 2012 — GE Healthcare announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its new cardiac imaging platform, the Discovery CT750 HD FREEdom Edition. Addressing the main challenges of cardiac imaging – coronary motion, calcium blooming, plaque composition and accurate myocardial perfusion – the FREEdom Edition is designed to provide a new level of cardiac CT (computed tomography) performance and to help physicians better serve patients.Based on exclusive FREEdom technologies (Fast Registered Energies and ECG), the Discovery CT750 HD FREEdom Edition represents a three-prong solution to the challenges in traditional cardiac CT: 1) Motion FREEdom, with intelligent motion correction via SnapShot Freeze; 2) Calcium FREEdom, with enhanced coronary visualization using Gemstone Spectral Imaging (GSI) Cardiac; and 3) Horizon FREE opportunities, with plaque material composition assessment and accurate perfusion calculations.“SnapShot Freeze will be a game changer by improving the effective temporal resolution; and from the initial images, I see significantly reduced motion artifacts and significantly improved image clarity” said James Min, director of cardiac imaging research and co-director of cardiac imaging at Cedars Sinai Hospital and current president of Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT).SnapShot Freeze can help significantly reduce coronary motion and overcome the inherent limitation of all hardware-only solutions. By precisely detecting vessel motion and velocity, SnapShot Freeze can determine actual vessel position and intelligently correct the effects of motion during cardiac CT exams. Bench-top evaluation of SnapShot Freeze intelligent motion correction has demonstrated that SnapShot Freeze can achieve a 58-millisecond (ms) equivalent gantry rotation speed, which is four to six times faster than hardware-only gantry rotation speed alone. This translates to a 29-ms effective temporal resolution, which achieves for the first time a cardiac CT temporal sampling similar to the frame rate of a cath lab.“FREEdom Edition has the potential to significantly improve coronary artery imaging with CT,” said Jonathon Leipsic, head of radiology, Providence Health Care at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia. “By intelligently reducing motion artifact in CT images, SnapShot Freeze improves visualization, which may allow for reduction in the number of non-interpretable segments and increases reader confidence of CCTA (coronary computed tomography angiography).”The FREEdom Edition’s first U.S. installation was at the University of Washington, Seattle. The installation at UW follows around two dozen installations in Europe and Japan, where physicians are currently using SnapShot Freeze and GSI Cardiac in routine practice for coronary evaluation, and pushing the horizons of cardiac CT in plaque composition and myocardial perfusion assessment.The Discovery CT750 HD FREEdom Edition is also the first cardiac spectral CT scanner that merges GE’s SnapShot Pulse technology with GSI’s fast kV switching, allowing for a registered spectral CT dataset. Spectral CT takes CT beyond anatomy to create images of quantitative material density, which can then be synthesized into monochromatic energies. Monochromatic images have key advantages in virtually beam hardening artifact-free images, and improving contrast-to-noise at a given dose. For the first time, coronary images with calcium suppression are possible for challenging patients with high calcium burden. Additionally, GSI Cardiac enables investigations into new areas of CT coronary plaque assessment and quantitative myocardial perfusion.For more information: www.gehealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring 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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News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 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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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more