Video Norwegian Bliss Floated Out

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Norwegian Cruise Line’s latest newbuilding, the Norwegian Bliss, was floated out on Saturday, February 17 from the covered building dock at the Papenburg-based MeyerWerft yard in Germany.The mega cruise ship has been berthed at the shipyard’s outfitting pier to be fitted with its funnel.The the 167,800 gross ton ship will remain in the shipyard port until its passage through the river Ems up to the North Sea, which is scheduled for the second weekend in March.In the meantime, further outfitting work will continue together with testing and acceptance procedures by the ship owners.At the same time, the approx. 1,600 members of the crew will start their training on board, as the cruise ship will be welcoming its first guests mid-April 2018 straight after delivery.Norwegian Bliss is the third ship in the line’s Breakaway-Plus class and it will have the capacity to accommodate 4,000 guests.The ship features a two-level go-cart racing track spanning around 1000 feet, making it the largest race track at sea. Among other amenities of the ship are a laser-tag course, a high-end barbecue venue, a water slide that sends riders out over the ocean.During its inaugural summer 2018 season, Norwegian Bliss will sail weekly seven-day Alaska cruises each Saturday from the recently expanded Pier 66 Cruise Terminal in Seattle. The ship’s itinerary will feature calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, British Columbia, along with scenic glacier cruising.However, the very floating out procedure required several maneuvers to be carried out at the crowded yard.Namely, in order for Norwegian Bliss to be able to berth at the out-fitting pier, the first floating section of the AIDAnova that was moored there was moved to another berth in the shipyard port.The second floating part of the ship that was also in the building dock II in front of the Norwegian Bliss had to leave the dock already on February 16 to berth in the shipyard port.After Norwegian Bliss has vacated the building dock II, the two floating parts of the AIDAnova will be maneuvered back into the dock for work to continue.Image & Video Courtesy: Inseelvideolast_img read more

Linkin Park Unveils Charity TShirt At Hard Rock In Tokyo

first_imgOn Friday, August 9, 2013, Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park made a special appearance at Hard Rock Cafe Tokyo Roppongi to unveil Hard Rock International’s Linkin Park Signature Series: Edition 31 T-shirts, benefiting Music for Relief and its Power the World initiative.Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park unveil Hard Rock’s new Linkin Park Signature Series: Edition 31 T-Shirt during a press conference held at Hard Rock Cafe Tokyo on Friday, August 9, 2013, in Roppongi.Credit/Copyright: Tsutomu Fujita / Invision for Hard Rock International / AP ImagesThe exclusive merchandise line, a partnership between the Grammy-Award winning band and world-renowned entertainment and lifestyle brand, includes men’s and women’s T-shirts featuring artwork by band member Mike Shinoda. These special-edition products will be available for a limited time online and at select Hard Rock Cafe, Hotel and Casino locations worldwide beginning in August 2013.Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park discuss their partnership with Hard Rock International for the Signature Series: Edition 31 T-ShirtCredit/Copyright: Tsutomu Fujita / Invision for Hard Rock International / AP ImagesA portion of the retail price from sales of Hard Rock’s Linkin Park Signature Series: Edition 31 T-shirt will benefit Music for Relief, a non-profit organization founded by Linkin Park, and its Power the World campaign. Worldwide more than one billion people have no access to electricity; compromising health, education, safety and livelihoods. Linkin Park and Music for Relief launched Power the World to raise awareness about what it means to live without energy access and to highlight innovative clean energy solutions. Visit for additional details.Chester Bennington of Linkin Park signs Hard Rock’s new limited-edition Linkin Park Signature Series: Edition 31 T-ShirtCredit/Copyright: Tsutomu Fujita / Invision for Hard Rock International / AP ImagesFor additional partnership details please visit read more

CIBC divorce from PC Financial shines light on bruised loyalty card industry

MONTREAL — Another divorce in Canada’s loyalty card sector has consumers stuck in the middle asking questions about the future of an industry still bruised by the actions of some of its largest providers.The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce announced this week it is severing ties with Loblaw’s (TSX:L) President’s Choice Financial and rolling PC’s two million bank accounts into its Simplii Financial brand starting Nov. 1.It is the latest split between loyalty programs and the country’s banks, which are increasingly moving towards digital banking, following prior breakups between Shopper’s Drug Mart and Royal Bank of Canada and Costco and American Express. TD took over from CIBC as the primary card for Aeroplan, while Air Canada recently said it plans to move away from Aeroplan to start its own loyalty program after 2020.Technology and the structure of loyalty programs have dramatically changed since CIBC and Loblaws partnered almost two decades ago, said Jacques Nantel, marketing professor emeritus at the University of Montreal’s HEC business school.The industry has been going through an upheaval, he said, because of the high cost to retailers of operating a rewards program.“The payback is not what it used to be.”CIBC’s experience running the PC Financial online banking operation will allow it to compete with rivals such as Tangerine, while Loblaws will focus on its credit card and PC Plus loyalty program, said Patrick Sojka, a travel rewards expert and founder of“Even though banks are still making tons of money they are trimming the products that aren’t adding enough to the bottom line,” he said.Some industry observers believe the breakup clears the deck for Loblaws, which purchased Shoppers in 2014, to merge or overhaul the PC Plus and Optimum programs, recognized in surveys as among the most favoured by Canadians.“What it tells me is get ready for a Loblaws-Optimum merger,” said Ken Wong, marketing professor at Queen’s School of Business.He said the emergence of data analytics even in the last two years has prompted companies to seek to control their data.Retailers mine card use data to target members with personalized deals designed to lure them to return and spend more.Meanwhile, consumers increasingly want programs that allow them to collect and redeem points quicker. That has favoured programs, including those offered by credit cards, that provide cash rewards on purchases instead of points that need to be saved for big redemptions.Canadians carry on average 12.2 loalty cards, up 25 per cent in the last four years, according to marketing agency Bond Brand Loyalty. However, they only actively use about seven of them.Satisfaction is highest for co-branded debit cards like PC Financial, coffee cards, credit cards and programs run at drugstore, grocery and gas retailers, according to the Bond Report. It is lowest at coalition programs like Air Miles.The ire of members has been stoked after several cards unilaterally made changes. Air Miles owner LoyaltyOne Co. abandoned a plan after customer outrage last December to void unused Air Miles after five years.In 2013, Aeroplan found itself in the midst of an uproar for attempting to invalidate miles that weren’t used over a seven-year period.Shopper’s Drug Mart this week settled a long-standing class action with a Quebec consumers’ rights group, which filed claim in 2010 after Pharmaprix changed the Optimum points program.But while consumers have witnessed musical chairs by banks and retailers, they seem to be taking it in stride, said Scott Robinson, vice-president design and strategy at Bond Brand Loyalty.“What we know is that Canadians have an insatiable appetite for loyalty.” read more

Quebecor CEO dangles offer for Transat if Air Canada deal cant take

MONTREAL — The head of Quebec telecommunications giant Quebecor Inc. is dangling a potential offer for Transat A.T. if the tour operator’s shareholders or regulatory authorities block Air Canada’s $720-million offer.Pierre Karl Peladeau, who says he owns about 1.6 per cent of the outstanding shares of Air Transat’s parent company, says he plans to vote against the $18 per share offer by Canada’s largest airline, saying it is “contrary to the public interest.”A vote Friday must secure the support from at least two-thirds of Transat shareholders.Peladeau says in a news release that the deal goes against “the best interests of (Transat AT), its employees, Quebec consumers and the Quebec economy” since Air Canada would control 60 per cent of the market, an unacceptably high level that would hurt competition.The businessman and former politician says he has “gathered around him strong and established partners of international renown” in order to submit a possible proposal he says would be fair, without mentioning a price.Transat’s largest shareholder with a 19.3 per cent stake, Letko, Brosseau and Associates, says it would support Air Canada’s offer, after earlier rejecting it when the bid was $13 per share. Companies in this story: (TSX:TRZ, TSX:AC, TSX:QBR.B).The Canadian Press read more

UN food relief agency ramps up operations in Syria preparing to feed

“This is an agonizing time for Syrians, with millions of people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance,” said UN World Food Programme (WFP) Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Amir Abdulla said in Damascus. “In spite of significant logistical and security challenges, especially in conflict zones, WFP is doing all it can to reach these vulnerable people,” he added. The agency currently feeds 2.5 million people inside Syria and more than one million refugees in neighbouring countries. During his two-day visit, Mr. Abdulla spoke with Syrians receiving their monthly WFP food basket at a Syrian Arab Red Crescent food distribution point in Al-Kisweh, 15 kilometres south of the capital. He also visited a WFP logistics and packaging facility in Adliyeh outside of Damascus where food items, including rice, bulgur wheat, lentils, sugar, vegetable oil and salt, are packaged.During the visit, Mr. Abdulla also met with Syrian authorities and partners to discuss access to families in the coming months. Parts of the country have been temporarily inaccessible by fighting between the Syrian Government and opposition forces seeking to oust President Bashar Al-Assad. Since March 2011, more than 70,000 people have been killed and 6.8 million left in need. In addition, the UN estimates that some 1.5 million Syrians have fled their country to escape conflict. read more

Ban condemns deadly xenophobic violence in South Africa

“He expresses his condolences to the families of the victims,” said a statement released today in New York by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson. “The Secretary-General notes the actions and statements of the President of South Africa and the Government to address the violence,” that statement added. Mr. Ban in the statement also welcomed the public expressions of the many South Africans who have been calling for peaceful coexistence and harmony with foreign nationals. “He urges that all efforts are made to avert future attacks, including any incitement leading thereto, and encourages peaceful solutions,” the statement said.

President Higgins Thanks to all who work for others over Christmas

first_imgMay I offer my warmest wishes for Christmas and the New Year to everyone in Ireland, in a special way to our emigrants abroad, and to the members of the extended Irish family wherever they may be.Christmas is a season of homecoming. It is a time when we rekindle those embers of friendship and kinship that bring meaning, warmth and joy to our lives – lives lived within communities.As so many of us at this time come together in fellowship, we should be mindful of those who are in distress, alone, or separated from a loved one.May I, as Uachtarán na hÉireann, thank each and every one of you who are caring for our communities throughout the holiday season and indeed during the rest of the year – including An Garda Síochána, the Prison Service, all of the staff in our hospitals and emergency services, and members of the Defence Forces who are building or supporting peace abroad.In this year of the Gathering, we extended a warm welcome to the Irish Diaspora.Christmas, however, reminds us that true hospitality endures and reaches beyond kin and one’s own community; it extends to the stranger, the newcomer, the outsider.Christmas is a time to reflect on what binds us together, as members of the same family, as neighbours, as fellow-citizens and as human beings.The message of Christmas, shared by many faiths, invites us to care for one another and to be – in an ethical sense – one another’s keeper.Faoi scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine, our own ancient language tells us.At my inauguration two years ago I expressed my wish to engage with a number of themes that affect the welfare and future of our people.I am pleased that the first of these initiatives, ‘Being Young and Irish’, has borne fruit. Ireland has young people of great ability who deserve to have confidence in their future and pride in their country.During 2014 I will be encouraging the widest possible discussion of ethics in every aspect of our lives, nationally and globally.This will, I hope, make a contribution towards moving beyond a version of our society and economy that has brought so much hardship, required so much sacrifice.As a New Year beckons, I am confident that Irish people will draw on the character and resilience they have so often shown to craft a vision of our shared Irishness that is defined by the values of care, solidarity, trust and responsibility.In the year ahead, I will continue to dedicate my abilities to the service of the Irish people at home and abroad,  and I greatly look forward to the State Visit to our nearest neighbours and friends in the United Kingdom in April.May the joys of giving and receiving extend well beyond these precious few days spent in the company of those we love.Sabina and I wish you all a very happy Christmas. MICHAEL D HIGGINS has a special message for all of those working through the festive season: Thank you.In his annual Christmas and New Year message, he acknowledged the work of those Irish people who will be on duty to care for the community here and abroad.He also had a special greeting for the Irish diaspora – and asked the nation to be as welcoming to our own new Irish: “it extends to the stranger, the newcomer, the outsider”.His wish for 2014? That we focus on “the discussion of ethics in every aspect of our lives, nationally and globally”.Here is his full message to the Irish people: Don’t forget about them: Irish Defence Forces abroad sent Christmas wishes>last_img read more

Munster wrap up home quarter final after burying Edinburgh at Thomond

first_imgMunster scorers:Tries: Coughlan, Murphy, Murray, O’Mahony, Zebo, Jones.Conversions: Keatley (4)Edinburgh scorers:Penalties: Laidlaw (2) Munster 38Edinburgh 6MUNSTER EVENTUALLY FOUND top gear to eviscerate Edinburgh at Thomond Park and secure a home quarter final in the Heineken Cup.Rob Penney’s men had an underwhelming first-half before trusting their forwards to pile into the Scots and make them wilt. Conor Murray sniped over from close range to add to the two tries picked up in the opening 40 minutes and Peter O’Mahony powered over to wrap up the required bonus point before the hour mark.Edinburgh hit the front after seven minutes through scrum-half Greig Laidlaw’s penalty but home nerves were settled on the eight minute mark when Paul O’Connell’s dummy run freed up James Coughlan to score. The Munster scrum was well on top and as Edinburgh worried about the penalty try, Murray found winger Johne Murphy to score. Laidlaw tagged on a penalty to make it 12-6 at the break.The Munster pack forced itself onto the Edinburgh line, three minutes into the second half, and Murray dived through a gap to touch down. There was a sense of inevitability to the fourth score but O’Mahony still had to bash through three black shirts to ground the ball. The decision went before the TMO but the Munster captain, and fans, were already celebrating. It was duly awarded.Conor Murray snipes over to score Munster’s third try. INPHO/Billy SticklandEdinburgh were completely sapped at that stage and substitute Simon Zebo was starting to have some fun. Fields of Athenry was ringing out as Munster bossed another scrum, allowing Murray time and space to pick out Zebo on the left wing to ghost past his man and dot down.Referee Wayne Barnes denied BJ Botha what would have been a brilliant try, by calling play back for and Edinburgh penalty. Try number six was not far away, however, and a sweeping backline move was finished off by Felix Jones to give the scoreline a look of largesse. Munster: F Jones; K Earls (S Zebo), C Laulala, J Downey (JJ Hanrahan), J Murphy; I Keatley, C Murray (D Williams); D Kilcoyne (J Cronin), D Varley (D Casey), S Archer (BJ Botha), D Foley, P O’Connell (Do. O’Callaghan); P O’Mahony (c), T O’Donnell, J Coughlan.Edinburgh Rugby: J Cuthbert; D Fife, N De Luca, B Atiga (J Dominguez), T Brown; G Tonks (C Bezuidenhort), G Laidlaw (c) (G Hart); A Dickinson (W Blaauw), R Ford (A Lutui), W Nel (G Cross), G Gilchrist, I Van Der Westhuizen (O Atkins); C Du Preez, R Grant (T Leonardi), D Denton.As it happened: Munster v Edinburgh, Heineken CupMuller pays tribute to Pienaar as Ulster clinch Ravenhill quarter finallast_img read more

Sleepless nights for Schmidt who looks to keep the wheels firmly on

first_img Friday 15 Jun 2018, 8:00 AM Murray Kinsella reports from MelbourneTHE IRISH TEAM bus broke down just as they were leaving St Kevin’s College after their training session yesterday, quite probably adding to what has been a stressful week for the winning-addicted perfectionist that is Joe Schmidt.The last time Ireland had bus issues they lost to Scotland in Murrayfield in 2017 but Schmidt and his players have been working hard to ensure that any possible bad omens this week are meaningless. Schmidt speaking in Melbourne yesterday. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOTo be fair to the Ireland coach, he was in good form by the time he arrived at his scheduled press conference back at the team hotel, slightly late but delivering plenty of apologies.For Schmidt, the painful wait is almost nearly over.While his players have been feeling the stinging sensation of last weekend’s Test defeat to the Wallabies, it’s questionable whether it hurts anyone more than Schmidt.The Ireland boss has endured several sleepless nights this week, beginning immediately after the 18-9 loss in Brisbane last weekend.Schmidt got back to the team hotel following the game and the first thing he did was watch South Africa’s thrilling win over England on TV, “so I could take my mind off it for a while.”He then faced the inevitable and fired up his laptop to take in the first half of Ireland’s defeat, fell asleep for a couple of hours, and awoke to review the second half.By the time he arrived down to breakfast on Sunday morning, Schmidt was comfortable with his impressions of the game – what Ireland had done well and what needed to improve ahead of the second Test.No one escapes Schmidt’s desperate search for improvement, himself included.“I’m not sure whether we win, lose or draw that I am not self-critical,” says Schmidt.“I would say it is always more self-analytical because if you do not critique what you have done, there is always a danger that you will overlook something and even if you get the win, you will get stung at some stage if you are not looking back over things and using a critical eye to be as forensic as you can.” Schmidt speaks to Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOSchmidt’s forensic eye will have honed in on the detail around the breakdown, the scrum, the aerial battle and many other elements of the game that are not as obvious to the rest of us.And while Schmidt does focus on what Ireland need to do better, he has also been keen to underline to his players that they should have confidence in their ability to bounce back this weekend, Grand Slam champions as they are.“I think the players have talked about backing themselves,” says Schmidt. “I am not sure if an Irishman ever promotes himself and says they are better than other people. It is probably not so much in their character to step out and say, ‘I am really good at this game’.“I think there is a big sense we are capable of winning this game, that we have the personnel, the individuals, who would be able to do it.“Garry Ringrose was speaking to you earlier; he is a guy who would say very little about himself but if he does not have confidence deep down, I would be surprised because I think he is a super player.“What we can bring this week hopefully will give their confidence a little bit of boost. While we probably won’t talk about it too much, hopefully it will consolidate a bit of self-belief.”Schmidt’s eight changes to the starting team should mean a stronger Irish effort, particularly with the likes of Johnny Sexton, Ringrose and Dan Leavy offering something different.Andrew Conway gets a chance to shine on the right wing, having impressed Schmidt last November before missing the Six Nations through injury.The inclusion of Niall Scannell at hooker came as something of a surprise but Ireland were disappointed with Sean Cronin’s scrummaging effort off the bench and he pays the price in being omitted from the matchday 23 altogether. Cronin has missed out on selection. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO“We always came with the intent to give a little bit of experience to guys and to give everyone a little bit of an opportunity,” says Schmidt. “One of the features from last week was the scrum and we are hopeful Niall can add a bit of value in the scrum, and we also felt that Robbie Herring got better and better as the game went on at scrum time.“The other thing is our lineout was super last week and Rob Herring threw really, really well. So we know we are going to have to be really good at the set-piece.“The forecast is mixed, so whatever it ends up being – it seems to vary, much like Dublin does, it goes up and down – so there is a fair bit of thought and consideration given to all the selections but to that one obviously, and I would certainly defer to our experts in that area of the pitch to make some calls that will hopefully benefit the team.“At the same time, we know how good Sean can be for us and has been over a number of years, so there is another opportunity next week, so we are probably trying to balance things through the three weeks.”After a Grand Slam-winning season in which Ireland also enjoyed a clean sweep of their November Tests, Schmidt is aware that a defeat this weekend – ensuring the loss of the Test series – would be a dour note to end the campaign on.“You are as good as your last game and I know that is a horrible cliché but you are,” says Schmidt. “Certainly, how we felt after losing the first Test, it hurts.“You don’t sleep too well, you run it over in your mind a few times, you watch it back a fair few times, and you try to find solutions to problems.“Some of them were self-created and some were created by a really good Australian side and that is something we do not want to forget – how good they are.“So we will do our best to achieve [a win] because we don’t want to feel we have let ourselves down after going 12 months unbeaten and having some fantastic moments.“To have your holiday start on the back of a poor tour would make the holiday break not quite as enjoyable.”Schmidt will be more determined than anyone to keep the wheels firmly on the bus.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! 11 Comments Share1 Tweet Email3 By Murray Kinsella Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Jun 15th 2018, 5:46 AM Sleepless nights for Schmidt, who looks to keep the wheels firmly on the bus The Ireland head coach said the door is not closed on hooker Sean Cronin. 20,441 Views Ringrose back as the centre of attention in Ireland’s defensive lineRef review: How accurate were the big calls in Ireland’s defeat to the Wallabies? Follow us: the42.ielast_img read more

AUDEUR to remain high

first_imgThe Australian dollar has hit an all-time new high against the euro, making Europe a much cheaper holiday destination than ever before. The euro peaked at 85 cents on 20 July, and has remained above the 80 cents mark all July. The new high was in retaliation to a volatile euro zone and recent fears from the US market slowing down. Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Dr Ben Bernanke said further stimulus measures might be needed for America, indicating less than expected growth from the world’s biggest economy. The Eurozone’s problems don’t seem to be improving anytime soon and speculation of Greece returning to the drachma to improve the euro’s health is still an option entertained by some economists and politicians. Treasury Manager for the Bank of Cyprus, Gina Morgan, predicts the Australian dollar will remain high against the euro in months to come. “It’s difficult to make concrete projections for the future given the current market’s volatile state. However, in light of continued uncertainty existing in Europe it would expect that over the next 6 months to see the AUD/EUR remain well supported above 0.7500,” she told Neos Kosmos. In the last 10 years, the Australian dollar against the Euro has spent the majority of its life trading in a 0.48 to a 0.62 range. Since 2010, it has been moving higher and higher, making many economists believe it is trying to find a new trading range. Ms Morgan believes it will settle around the 0.67 to 0.87 range, “with possible outbreaks outside of that range from time to time”. With a high Aussie dollar, many will be spending their dollars overseas with the better exchange rate, shifting money away from the Australian economy. Australian consumers are set to see cheaper prices for overseas products, if the strong exchange rate is passed on. Ms Morgan believes despite the harm some industries will feel, the strong dollar will provide a lower inflation rate and benefit the larger economy. “A strong AUD does make our country more expensive to visit and also to do business with. One area that has received recent attention is the drop in overseas student numbers which, in part, has be attributed to a high-valued Australian dollar. Similarly, tourism has also slowed. However a high AUD is helping ease the impact of tradable inflation and providing benefits to the aggregate economy,” she says. Australia’s stable position is seeing foreign investors lap up the Aussie dollar as a viable, more stable option than the more common American dollar. More investment will see the dollar remain high. “Currently, our financial system is stable just as is our political system which allows for Australia to become a better option for foreign investors,” Ms Morgan says. “Taking all this into account, we can only expect that these demands for Australian denominated assets to move the AUD higher.” So pack your bags, it’s never been a better time to visit Europe. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Thomas Tuchel praises his teams performance against Lille

first_imgOn the eve of Paris Saint-Germain’s trip to the Stadio San Paolo, Thomas Tuchel has gone public to praise his team performance against LilleThe Parisians have recorded their 12th successive Ligue 1 triumph, setting a new record in top five European leagues. Led by the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, the reigning French champions seem virtually unstoppable in the national championship.However, things are not going as smooth as expected in the Champions League. Apart from a devastating 6-1 win over Red Star Belgrade, PSG have lost to Liverpool and barely secured a 2-2 draw with Napoli at Parc des Princes.In a post-match interview on Friday night, Tuchel has hailed his players, labeling a 2-1 victory over Lille a ‘best performance of his team this season,’ which has been broadcasted by the Sport 360.“I think it was our best match this season,” former Borussia Dortmund coach said.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“It was necessary against this opponent, and it will also be necessary on Tuesday night. Napoli have a different style, and it will be a big challenge.“The team is confident after this game. It was necessary to play with a lot of quality, and we did.“It was a wonderful performance. There was a lot of structure, possession of the ball, we closed the spaces. We were very serious, very disciplined, and we have to congratulate my team.”Paris Saint-Germain will take Napoli on Tuesday, as Tuchel hopes to see his side achieving the first road points in Europe this season.last_img read more

Pochettino keen on building Spurs momentum

first_imgMauricio Pochettino has expressed delight at the manner his team cruised to a 3-0 win over Cardiff City and now wants more of the results on a consistent basis.Spurs erased the memories of Saturday’s shock home defeat to Wolves thanks to goals Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, and Son Heung-min to move within six points of Premier League leaders, Liverpool.And Poch was quick to praise the performance of the players heading into the crucial part of the campaign.“I think it was so important (to win) and build another positive run,” Pochettino revealed to RTE.“It was so important for our confidence because in three days we are going to start another competition, the FA Cup.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“Then we are going to play the Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea.“It was so important to start the new year with a victory, away from home in a very difficult place, against a team like Cardiff who came from beating Leicester.“They came with massive confidence in the way they played the last game and it was a massive victory for us.“It is three points that make us believe a little bit more in our possibility to be in a very good position in the table.”last_img read more

Soldotna Teen Center To Close Doors This Summer

first_imgSchloeman presented to the Soldotna City Council during a work session on Wednesday, April 11. The current location, which is located across Soldotna Elementary School is too expensive to continue operating the services. Heather Schloeman, Boys and Girls Club Executive Director: “We’ve been having funding issues, the state grant that we received several years back has ceased two years ago. We just haven’t found a sustainable funding source to continue the program.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Teen Center in Soldotna will be closing this summer due to an absence of affordable program space and financial support.center_img According to Schloeman they are currently looking for a new location in order to continue the after-school teen program: “We just can’t afford the lease currently, at the location that we are in, so we’re trying to find a new home for that program in the fall.”  The Soldotna Teen Center averages about 23 kids a day in the program currently. The Boys and Girls Club plans to continue the search for a new “home” for the teen program throughout the summer with the intent of being able to start back up in the fall.last_img read more

Wilmington Youth Soccers Latest InTown Game Summaries

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are Wilmington Youth Soccer in-town game summaries from Saturday, September 8, 2018.Boys Grade 2 GamesNoneGirls Grade 2 GamesSky Blue FC vs. Seattle Reign:Nobody stayed home for this action-packed game. The Sky Blue FC’s Bridget Bloom scored, getting the crowd jumping out of their seats. Outstanding offense by Madison Scanlon, Suki Harper, Callie Lamarche, Lila Rosa, and Emma Moriarty set up many scoring chances. The flawless defense of Kiera Barry, Pauline Douzepis. Mikayla Field, Alexis Wang, and Mia Constantimo provided great protection for the goalkeepers, Caitlin Barret and Julia Marra.Utah Royals home vs. Washington Spirit:The air was full of excitement, as the much-anticipated match between the Utah Royals and the Washington Spirit commenced. Fantastic ball skill were displayed by Kylie Afthim, Kaylee Chan, Nyla Chimwanda resulting in goals by Isabella DeOliveira, Emily Falk and Keli Tkachuk. The midfield and defensive play of Alexa Rivera, Alaina Roy, Emily Viveiros and Reighan Glover kept the Utah Royals in excellent shape. The crowd roared to their feet when Olivia Howie, Olivia Marasca and Kelsie Morrow made some spectacular saves.Boys Grade 1 GamesColumbus Crew vs. DC United:In what could have been confused as a World Cup game, the Columbus Crew started off strong with great offensive pressure from Levi Delleo and Tyler Shellgren. Coupled with the defensive efforts of Alki Rozopoulos, Maxwell Andrew and Jackson Pysz, their efforts made for an incredible game.  Bobby King and Max Patterson scored for the home team.Girls Grade 1 GamesNoneBoys Kinder GamesNoneGirls Kinder GamesNonePre-K Boys GamesNonePre-K Girls GamesNone(NOTE: The above game summaries were submitted by Wilmington Youth Soccer.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Youth Soccer’s Latest In-Town Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Youth Soccer’s Latest In-Town Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Youth Soccer’s Latest In-Town Game Summaries (October 31)In “Sports”last_img read more

Here are the ridiculous gadgets hidden in the Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5

first_img 1 While the devices are still “subject to final engineering approval,” there will still be plenty on offer even if the automaker has to ditch one or two. On the outside, there will be a smoke screen emitter, an oil slick delivery system, revolving number plates, fake twin machine guns up front, a “bullet resistant” (let’s not test it) rear shield and battering rams on both bumpers. The interior will get a fake radar tracker, a phone in the driver’s door, a button on the gear knob, a weapons storage tray under the seat and switches on the armrest and center console.Before you get excited at the notion of sending tailgaters into the jersey barrier with a well-timed oil slick, it’s worth noting that these $3.5-million creations are not at all road-legal. Trying to build an accurate modern representation of a vintage car is hard enough without adding crash tests to the equation. Review • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage: Beauty is a beast Share your voice 2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive: An attractive and compelling midsize sedan Aston Martin Goldfinger DB5 Continuation will sport functional gadgets Preview • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage: A fresh take on a modern classic More about 2019 Aston Martin Vantage 21 Photos 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything bettercenter_img More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Aston Martin Aston Martin Tags Comment Enlarge ImageSure, the machine guns are “functional,” but don’t expect them to shoot actual bullets. This isn’t being built in Texas. Aston Martin When Aston Martin announced that it would build a series of 25 Goldfinger DB5 Continuation vehicles, film and car geeks expressed equal delight. While deliveries won’t happen until 2020, Aston Martin did see fit to give us an idea of what sort of 007-quality tricks will be hidden up the car’s metaphorical sleeve.In addition to the DB5 Continuation model providing an accurate aesthetic recreation of Bond’s classic ride, Aston Martin made sure to note that the car would contain working versions of some of its gadgets. As the automaker explained in the press release, making this all work in harmony may actually be harder than shooting the original film, because multiple cars could be mocked up to represent a single car on camera. This time around, everything needs to be shoehorned into each of the 25 cars that Aston is building in conjunction with Eon Productions. Auto Tech Classic Cars Exotic Carslast_img read more

Govt agencies involved in Farhad abduction BNP

first_imgRuhul Kabir Rizvi. File PhotoThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has alleged that government agencies were “involved in the abduction of noted columnist and poet Farhad Mazhar”.Demanding immediate return of Farhad to his family, the opposition party further alleged that the abduction didn’t happen beyond the knowledge of the government.Poet, essayist, and political analyst Farhad Mazhar was abducted from his Adabar residence early Monday, said his family.The police, however, said Farhad Mazhar remained missing after he “went out of his residence in the morning in his normal clothes”.At an impromptu press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan headquarters on Monday, party’s senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said the government had made him (Farhad) a target, being afraid of his writings and thoughts.He said people will take to streets if the “noted intellectual” is not released immediately.Rizvi said Farhad might have been kidnapped to divert people’s attention following the hope that was emerged in public mind after the Supreme Court declared the 16th constitutional amendment illegal.He also said the columnist might have been picked up for his statements given at a press conference on Sunday along with Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman.Asked about the basis of his allegation that the government agencies were involved in the abduction, the BNP spokesperson said, “We’ve seen such incidents in the past. Ilias Ali, Chowdhury Alam, and many others were picked up in such a fashion. The government agencies are picking them up by microbus and then stage a drama, saying, ‘we are looking into matter’.”Further reading:Farhad Mazhar ‘abducted’ from residence: Familylast_img read more

Check Out Final Forms of Sun and Moons Starters plus more Pokemon

first_img Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KNew Trailer ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ Reveals Team Yell Punks Stay on target Pokémon Sun and Moon is just around the corner, and Nintendo’s kept up with almost weekly updates on what we can expect with the new games. Earlier today on the Official Pokémon YouTube Channel, we got proper introductions to the final evolutions for each of the new starting Pokémon plus some additional news.We’ll start with Rowlett, the Grass-Flying starter. Rowlett evolves into Dartrix who then evolves into Decidueye, a portmanteau of deciduous trees and… well… eye. Because owls. Decidueye (I’m never going to get used to typing that) looks a bit like Robin Hood in owl form and has a special attack — spirat shackle, which prevents your opponent from switching out.Next up Incineroar, Litten’s final evolution. She looks something like a professional wrestler with a flaming belt around the waist and muscles on top of muscles. Incineroar’s signature move, darkest lariat, will ignore any status changes your foe’s put on themselves. So if they’ve increased their evasiveness or defense, you can cut strait through and attack regardless.Finally, we have Popplio’s last form, Primarina. Her special attack, Sparkling Aria, is a bit perplexing. In the video, it’s clearly shown to be an offensive attack, but it also heals the burns of any Pokemon it hits. Given that burning an opponent’s Pokemon would be beneficial for you, it’s not clear why you’d want to take that off and essentially heal your enemy — but, we’ll see. Maybe it has some special use in double or team battles.Also worth mentioning are the type changes for each of the starters. Decidueye drops its prior forms’ flying typing for Ghost, Incinerorar becomes a Dark type, and Primarina gets fairy typing — this should make for some really interesting match-ups with friends who pick different starters.It’s well-known that the setting for Pokemon Sun and Moon, Alola, is loosely based on the Hawaiian Islands. Each island also has their own guardian spirit Pokemon. We saw the first, Tapu Koko, the protector of Melemele Island a few months ago, but we got brief looks at the other three, as well as each of their special Z-Moves in today’s video.Tapu Lele is a Psychic-Fairy type and protects Akala island. Its special ability is Psychic Surge, which causes the battle to “get weird.” Tapu Bulu guards Ula’ula Island with the grass surge technique, which gradually drains health from opponents. And, last Tapu Fini is Poni island’s resident Water-Fairy Pokemon. Its ability, Misty Surge, like Tapu Lele’s, doesn’t have a clear effect, so we’ll have to wait for the final game to see how those abilities work.Each of the Tapu Pokemon shares the special Z-move Guardian of Alola, which transforms them into a giant golem that can crush enemies.There are a few other announcements and features in the trailer, including Cosmog, an adorable Psychic Pokemon, as well as Persian’s Alolan form.Perhaps most interesting is that you’ll see the foundation of the Alolan Pokemon League, battle with other famous trainers like Cynthia from Diamond and Pearl as well as Red and Blue — the protagonist/rival pair from the original Pokemon games, marking their first appearance since Black 2 and White 2.If anything, this trailer has me thinking I have a Poke-Problem. I know I shouldn’t be, but I’m irrationally excited for Sun and Moon. What about you, did you find anything interesting about today’s reveals?last_img read more

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first_img News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Image courtesy of Imago Systems Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | October 02, 2013 New Study Identifies Preferred Method to Assess Patient Reactions to Radiation Therapy North Shore-LIJ Health System presented data at ASTRO’s 55th Annual Meetingcenter_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Related Content October 2, 2013 — The North Shore-LIJ Health System Department of Radiation Medicine presented a study to evaluate the reliability of different systems used by caregivers to assess toxicity for patients receiving radiation therapy at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).Typically, a radiation oncologist and nurse using a formal grading scheme assess the severity of reactions to radiation therapy. Research conducted by North Shore-LIJ’s radiation oncologists evaluated the reliability of these grading systems by independent caregivers.The study assessed whether independent caregivers would assign the same grade to the same adverse reaction using a common grading scheme. Images of breasts that had undergone radiation in 30 breast cancer patients on skin care protocols were presented to radiation oncologists and nurses who were asked to assign grades independently based on their evaluation of the images and provide feedback explaining their choices. The assessments were then analyzed and the level of agreement among caregivers was determined using statistical methods.As presented at ASTRO, the study determined that overall, there was a significantly better agreement in the assessments based on the use of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) scale, which was developed by the National Cancer Institute to standardize the assignment of grades across various caregivers. Analysis of the comments provided by the caregivers revealed a reliance on assessment criteria that was not necessarily explicit in the grading definitions.”Establishing the reliability of the scale used to assess adverse reactions among different caregivers is an important step to enhance uniformity and consistency of the care to our patients,” said Ajay Kapur, Ph.D., lead author of the study and director of medical physics research and education in the North Shore-LIJ Department of Radiation Medicine. “The specific grading scheme used must demonstrate a high level of reliability amongst various caregivers.”For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more last_img read more