PV Sindhu and Carolina Marin to clash in PBL season 4 opener

first_imgPV Sindhu and Carolina Marin will renew their rivalry when they face off in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) Season 4 opener at the National Sports Club of India in Mumbai on December 22.Marin, reigning Olympic and World champion, could be the ace that actress-turned-owner Tapsee Pannu will be relying on to give the kind of kick-start that debutants Pune 7 Aces would need when they start their PBL campaign against the Sindhu-led Hyderabad Hunters.For the left-hander Marin, it comes as a challenge which she will cherish as the Spaniard would be playing against the team that she has been a part of until last season.That itself makes the opening contest an exciting affair as she is expected to take on none other than Sindhu, who will be returning home after being with the Chennai Smashers in the previous season.”I will be representing my own city and that makes this opening clash even more special. You can expect full-throated support from the Hunters which will prove to be our strength as we face Pune. I will look forward to play against Carolina and it will surely be a match to remember,” said Sindhu, talking on her singles contest against the Spaniard.The 2016 Olympic champion, who had helped Hyderabad hunt down the title last year, will have no qualms while competing against the team that she had represented. This is what makes the lung-opener in Mumbai very interesting.”I am now part of a new team and yet another Indian city; you can expect me to give my 100 percent to Pune 7 Aces. As for the match against Sindhu, both of us will want to win our tie. My job is to play to the best of my ability and I will certainly do it,” said the Spaniard.advertisementIndeed, the two have had a great rivalry, especially since the Rio Games final which spilled over to the Worlds.Sindhu, who lost on both occasions will have the home advantage and would be looking to avenge her back-to-back losses in Mumbai, to give a positive start to the Hyderabad Hunters.Full schedule of PBL 4 (Tentative): The added advantage is the South Korean mixed doubles specialist Eom Hye Won, a marquee player who can change the fortunes for the Hunters.As a counter, 7 Aces have Danish doubles former No.1, Mathias Boe and promising Lakshya Sen in their ranks.The badminton extravaganza will witness 30 ties being played including seven double headers this season; each city will be hosting one double header though Pune and Ahmedabad will see two double headers this year.”We have a new team in Pune 7 Aces and this season we will be playing in two new cities — Ahmedabad and Pune — keeping in mind BAI and PBL’s efforts to promote and take the game far and wide,” Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Himanta Biswa Sarma said.Syed Modi International champion Sameer Verma-led Mumbai Rockets will open their campaign from Mumbai on December 23. The Pune leg will witness yet another marquee clash between Sindhu and Saina Nehwal when Hyderabad Hunters meet North Eastern Warriors on New Year’s Day.This contest would be as keen for both the top-ranked Indians as well as their followers as it will be a keenly-watched uproarious contest with the locals equally divided in their support!Former world champion Viktor Axelsen-led Ahmedabad Smash Masters will start their home campaign against Awadh Warriors and later play against the defending champion, Hyderabad Hunters.India’s top-ranked Kidambi Srikanth-led Bengaluru Raptors will see the home leg starting from January 7 with the semi-finals and the final being played in Bengaluru.H.S. Prannoy turning up for Delhi Dashers will play their first match against Mumbai while Chennai Smashers will kick off their campaign against Ahmedabad Smash Masters.The 23-day event will witness nine teams Delhi Dashers, Ahmedabad Smash Masters, Awadhe Warriors, Bengaluru Raptors, Mumbai Rockets, Hyderabad Hunters, Chennai Smashes, North Eastern Warriors and Pune 7 Aces slug it out for a prize purse of Rs 6 crore in five cities with the inaugural rounds being held in Mumbai, followed by Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru.(With inputs from IANS)Also Read | BWF World Tour Finals 2018: Full list of players qualifiedAlso Read | Bengal’s top doubles badminton player Trinankur Nag dies of electrocutionAlso Read | Syed Modi International: Sameer defends title, Saina settles for silverAlso watch –last_img read more

Drug House Closed Under Province Police

first_imgA North Sydney neighbourhood is safer and more secure today, May 31, after the province and Cape Breton Regional Police closed a home. Justice Cindy Bourgeois granted an order to vacate a property at 17 Lorne St., under the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act, ruling on May 17 that the evidence showed it had been extensively used for drug trafficking. Today the property was shut down. The property will be closed for 90 days, beginning today at noon. “All of our neighbourhoods in Nova Scotia should be safe and secure places for us and our families,” said Justice Minister Ross Landry. “The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act gives community members the power to help fight crime in their neighbourhoods. I encourage people to call Safer Communities team whenever they notice a problem property.” People can report a problem property by calling, toll free, 1-877-357-2337. The Cape Breton Regional Police Service have searched the house many times and laid numerous charges on the occupants of the house. “By targeting drug crime like this, we are working to make our communities safer,” said Sgt. Kevin Gillis of Cape Breton Regional Police Service. “By shutting down this property, we hope neighbours and citizens in the area will now feel a stronger sense of security.” There have been more than 700 complaints since the act began in 2007. Including the North Sydney closure, there have been eight formal evictions using community safety orders. There have also been more than 122 voluntary evictions. The Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods team improves community safety by targeting and, if necessary, shutting down residential and commercial buildings and land that are regularly used for illegal activities. Illegal activities identified in the act include bootlegging, drugs, prostitution and illegal gaming. More information on the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act can be found at www.gov.ns.ca/just .last_img read more

Oil and gas border taxes and a vanishing deadline federal politics this

first_imgOTTAWA – Even as Ottawa was overrun with tourists hoping to catch a glimpse of two giant robots shaped like a dragon and a spider strolling through the capital this week, there were enough politicos left around Parliament Hill to natter for days about Rolling Stone.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau graced the magazine’s latest issue on Monday, and was gifted a gushing profile that compared him ever-so-positively to U.S. President Donald Trump.The heap of flattering international coverage of Trudeau has long prompted eye-rolling among opposition members, and the Rolling Stone version ramped that reaction up a notch.On a more material level, however, Trump’s administration and the Trudeau government actually saw eye to eye on a key development this week: the U.S. proposal for a border adjustment tax.The week was also notable for major news on how Canada is managing its natural resources, and how it may be mismanaging its military purchasing.Here are three ways politics touched Canadians this week:The dreaded BAT:Of all the alarming pronouncements made by the Trump administration since taking office, probably none has shaken Canadians’ confidence more than the threat of a border adjustment tax.The proposal would have taxed imports into the United States more heavily than domestic goods, with the dual purpose of encouraging production within America’s borders and building up some revenue to bring down U.S. domestic taxes in other areas.Now, the idea has been nixed —much to the relief of the federal government and business leaders. Even though most U.S.-watchers believed the tax didn’t stand much of a chance of ever becoming reality, the risk was high enough to prompt some jitters among people thinking of investing or expanding in Canada.The federal Liberals were quick to take some credit, pointing to all the lobbying they had done to make the point in Washington that the tax would hurt American consumers and was not worth pursuing. But there were many Americans, including Republicans, making the same argument.Oil, gas and the future:There were two major turns this week in Canada’s longstanding push to sell the world more of its oil and gas.First, Malaysia’s Petronas announced it was pulling out of a $36-billion liquified natural gas development in British Columbia. Both the Stephen Harper government and the Trudeau government had backed the massive Pacific NorthWest LNG project, with Trudeau arguing it was a prime example of socially responsible energy interests working to Canada’s benefit.The company blamed poor market conditions, while opposition critics in B.C. blamed government red tape.Then, the Supreme Court shut down seismic testing near the Clyde River community in Nunavut, but at the same time gave a green light to the expansion of the Line 9 pipeline in southwestern Ontario. The court used the two rulings to contrast how the National Energy Board could do things wrong (Clyde River) and do things right (Line 9) when it comes to thoroughly consulting with Indigenous Peoples.Taken together, the week’s developments show the world of investors that it might be possible — but certainly never easy — to develop and export oil and gas here.The case of the vanishing deadline:The federal government is in the midst of figuring out how to spend about $60 billion on new warships, what will likely be the largest planned military purchase in Canadian history and a project taxpayers will be financing for years and years.But deadlines for companies to have their proposals in for consideration have come and gone, and have not really been replaced. Experts worry it’s a sign of dysfunction behind the scenes, given Canada’s troubling and litigious history of procurement gone awry.The government says not to worry, there are plenty of signs that companies are ready and willing to participate in the competition and everything will unfold as planned.Construction on the new fleet is meant to begin between 2019 and 2021. The $60 billion is intended to pay for the building of 15 new ships to replace the navy’s frigates and destroyers.last_img read more

Radioplayer Canada Announces Streaming Skill for Amazon Alexa

first_imgAdvertisement Radioplayer Canada is featured as a streaming service on the Amazon Echo product packaging, website literature, and promotional material. Participating stations are currently cross-promoting the integration with Amazon Alexa in their on-air promotional announcements for Radioplayer Canada.Radioplayer Canada brings CBC/Radio-Canada together with the stations of Bayshore Broadcasting, Blackburn Radio, Blackgold Radio, Byrnes Communications, CAB-K Broadcasting, Central Ontario Broadcasting, Clear Sky Radio, Cogeco Media, Corus Entertainment, Durham Radio, Fabmar Communications, Golden West Broadcasting, Harvard Broadcasting, Larche Communications, Newcap Radio, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, Rogers Media, Rawlco Radio, RNC Media, Saskatoon Media Group, Vista Radio, and Westman Communications Group, as well as the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC).Radioplayer Canada app is available on the App Store and on Google Play. For additional business opportunities, please visit www.radioplayer.ca.About Radioplayer CanadaRadioplayer Canada is a highly collaborative partnership among many of Canada’s finest radio broadcasters to provide listeners with a world-class streaming experience across a variety of platforms and connected devices, on mobile, tablet, desktop and in-car. Radioplayer Canada unites broadcasters, fosters competition on content, and allows radio to compete with other digital forms of audio. For more, see www.radioplayer.ca follow @radioplayercanada on Twitter.About Radioplayer WorldwideRadioplayer Worldwide is a group of collaborating broadcasters across Germany, Austria, Ireland, Norway, Belgium, Canada, and Peru. They are all using the Radioplayer technology platform, and between them they represent thousands of stations. They work alongside UK Radioplayer to ensure radio stays strong in car dashboards, smart speakers, and on mobile and desktop platforms. For more, see www.radioplayerworldwide.com or follow @rpworldwide on Twitter. Advertisement TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2017 – Radioplayer Canada, the radio streaming app that features more than 500 Canadian radio stations, has just announced its streaming service is available with Amazon Echo, powered by Alexa. Amazon Echo users may now simply ask Alexa to play their favourite radio station on Radioplayer Canada, once the skill is enabled by the listener. Facebook Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement “This integration with Amazon Alexa is great for Canadian radio,” said Julie Adam, Senior Vice President, Rogers Radio, and Board Chair of Radioplayer Canada. “The integration echoes the mission of all participating radio broadcasters to be available however, wherever, and whenever our listeners want. Alexa makes it easier than ever!”This latest consumer product integration follows the recent smart device integrations of the Radioplayer Canada app with Sonos, Google’s Chromecast, and Apple CarPlay. Twitterlast_img read more

Fort St John Capital Budget

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At the recent Regular Council Meeting on January 28, 2019, Council, provided a first reading of the 5-year Financial Plan Bylaw and approved the Capital Budget only in principle to apply for Peace River Agreement Funding. There are still a few more steps until it is officially approved.In 2019, the capital budget includes four-laning of 100 street up to Northern Lights College for $5.9 million, $5.5 million for renovations at Centennial Park, $2.8 million for the new RCMP building with more money budgeted for that project in 2020 and 2021.  The list of projects in 2019 also includes a fire training centre for $1.5 million and sewage lift station upgrades worth $4 million.The City has budgeted $255.8 million for capital projects over the next five years that are funded by sources such as; Peace River AgreementReservesLong Term BorrowingGrantsCurrent Year SurplusContributions by othersThese monies then become funding for infrastructure under the titles;Transportation, Roads, SidewalksFacilities, Buildings, ParksWater, SewerEquipment, Fleet, Machinery, ITStudies, Plans, ProjectsThe Budget also showed that the City has $70.7 million in reserves for both its capital and operating budgets, and has a current debt capacity available of $76.6 million, with a debt servicing capacity of $14.1 million per year.For more details CLICK HERE or view the below slide showlast_img read more

‘Nakedness’ Becomes a Trend in Moroccan Society: Moroccan Imam

Rabat – Moroccan preacher and imam of Hassan II Mosque, Omar Kzabri said on Sunday that “nakedness” has become a phenomenon in Morocco, referring to people’s manner of dress in wearing revealing clothing.In a post on his Facebook page, Kzabri described Morocco as a society teeming with “naked individuals” and characterized by nudity and obscenity.The imam went on to ask, “If it is commonly believed that progress is to appear naked [believe me] this is an unhappy progress that is not accepted by God.” Kzabri said that the Prophet Muhammad had warned women against appearing naked, citing one of Prophet Muhammad’s Hadiths.“There are two types of people who will be punished in Hell and whom I have not seen: men having whips like the tails of cows and they will beat people with them, and, women who will be dressed but appear to be naked, inviting to evil; and they themselves will be inclined to it.… They will not enter Jannah [Paradise] and they will not smell its fragrance which is perceptible from such and such a distance,” Kzabri quoted from the prophet’s Hadith.Kzabri stated that individuals advocating “nakedness” are going astray: they do not know what they want and they try to fight against decent and fully clothed individuals.“If pro-nakedness individuals believe in their principles, why do they not allow anyone else to choose what he/she wants to wear?” he asked.Kzabri said that “pro-nakedness individuals” feel embarrassed by “decent women who wear Hijab and veil.” He added that “pro-nakedness individuals” believe that undressed individuals deride decent women because they do not enjoy life’s pleasures.The preacher said that there are people behind the phenomenon of nakedness with an agenda to obliterate Muslim values and principles.Edited by Elisabeth Myers read more

Lebanese pop star Nancy Ajram named UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Middle East

Award-winning Lebanese pop star Nancy Ajram will use her fame to spotlight the needs of young people in the Middle East and North Africa as she takes on her new role as regional Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today.Ms. Ajram, who won a World Music Award in 2008 and whose popularity spans beyond the region, was appointed by UNICEF in recognition of her dedication to children’s issues in her native Lebanon.“We are delighted to welcome Nancy Ajram to UNICEF,” said Sigrid Kaag, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. “Goodwill ambassadors help focus the world’s attention on the needs of children and can act as agents of change.”Ms. Ajram, will raise awareness of children’s issues, particularly in relation to early childhood development, protection from harm and young people’s participation.“It is an honour for me to be given this opportunity to contribute to this work for children,” Ms. Ajram said. “As a young mother with a small child myself, I relate even more to children and to mothers of the region.”Ms. Ajram joins Egyptian Actor Mahmoud Kabil as one of only two UNICEF regional Goodwill Ambassadors for the Middle East and North Africa. 22 October 2009Award-winning Lebanese pop star Nancy Ajram will use her fame to spotlight the needs of young people in the Middle East and North Africa as she takes on her new role as regional Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today. read more

Zoysa Gunawardene charged under Emirates Cricket Board AntiCorruption Code

The International Cricket Council (ICC), on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), has charged Nuwan Zoysa for breaching four counts of the ECB Anti-Corruption Code for Participants for the T10 League (the ‘Code’) and Avishka Gunawardene for two counts.The charges relate to the T10 Cricket League played in the UAE in December 2017.The ICC was appointed by the ECB as the Designated Anti-Corruption Official for the purposes of the ECB’s Code for this tournament and as such are issuing these charges on the ECB’s behalf.The charges follow a recent amnesty to participants who had previously failed to report any information concerning corrupt conduct in Sri Lankan cricket. The two former Sri Lanka players have been charged with the following offences under the Code: That provisional suspension remains in full force and effect and Mr Zoysa has additionally been provisionally suspended under the ECB Code pending the determination of these new charges.Avishka Gunawardene:Article 2.1.4 – Directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any Participant to breach Code Article 2.1. Article 2.1.4 – Directly or indirectly soliciting, inducing, enticing, instructing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally facilitating any Participant to breach Code Article 2.1. Mr Gunawardene has also been provisionally suspended under the ECB Code pending the determination of these charges.Mr Zoysa and Mr Gunawardene have 14 days from 9 May 2019 to respond to the charges. The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage. Article 2.4.4 – Failing to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations received to engage in corrupt conduct under the Code. Article 2.4.5 – Failing to disclose to the ACU (without unnecessary delay) full details of any incident, fact, or matter that comes to the attention of a Participant that may evidence Corrupt Conduct under the Anti-Corruption Code by another Participant. Article 2.4.6 – Failing or refusing, without compelling justification to cooperate with any investigation carried out by the ACU in relation to possible Corrupt Conduct under the CodeMr Zoysa is already suspended as a result of being charged with three breaches of the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code in November last year, these charges are pending determination. Nuwan Zoysa:Article 2.1.1 – for being party to an agreement to influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspect(s) of a match. read more

Blade Runner sequel or prequel could be in the works

first_imgIt seems that the Star Wars franchise doesn’t have a monopoly on sci-fi movies that receive prequels and sequels. The next target by Hollywood sounds like it will be the Blade Runner universe. Ironically, we all know Harrison Ford starred as Han Solo in the Star Wars movies so Blade Runner was probably a refreshing character change for the actor. Blade Runner was released in 1982 only a year before the release of Ford’s final Star Wars movie, The Return of the Jedi.In Blade Runner, Ford plays a retired police officer who while active would hunt down biologically engineered humanoids referred to as replicants. Replicants are used on off-world colonies and legally cannot return to Earth. When they do, they are hunted down by special police officers like Ford referred to as “blade runners.” Unwillingly, Ford is drafted back into service as a blade runner and the plot takes off from there. While Blade Runner did poorly at the box office in its initial run, it has developed a cult following which has led to interest in the possibility of making prequels or sequels based on the storyline.According to Variety, Alcon Entertainment is in final talks to secure film, television and ancillary rights for Blade Runner. Fans of the original movie will be happy to hear those rights do not include the ability to remake the original movie.Once secured by Alcon their next step is not entirely clear since they are still trying to figure that out as well. The entertainment company hasn’t even decided whether or not Ridley Scott, the original director of the film, will be involved in any future movies. In fact, it sounds like the only thing that is a definite is that Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, who are with Alcon Entertainment, won’t direct.Read more at VarietyBrian’s OpinionMessing with a cult classic is a dangerous thing. Fans come to love cult classics in their original form so when people start talking about messing with the mojo around that fans can get a little crazy. Just think of all the controversy around George Lucas and his prequels and sequels for Star Wars. Here is a franchise that most would agree Lucas has some liberty with because it was his dream child to begin with. Yet to this day some people still talk about how the different movies and remakes may have been blasphemous to the original trilogy.I agree with Alcon Entertainment that there is great potential around the Blade Runner franchise. Not only could a new movie attract those who have been fans of the original for almost twenty years, but it could introduce the original movie to a whole new audience. So, there is indeed the potential for great rewards, but it comes along with great risk as well. Here’s hoping Alcon don’t screw it up.last_img read more

Home prices rise by 10 per cent

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Australia’s capital cities may be reaching new highs, after home values in eight capitals rose by 9.8 per cent over the 12 months to 31 December 2013. In Melbourne, median home value rose 8.5 per cent last year, while median unit values rose 8.7 per cent, to a record $481,000, RP Data-Rismark’s December home value index shows.Melbourne house prices increase comes after Sydney and Perth house value rises, that are now 15.2 and 10.2 per cent respectively more expensive than they were in December 2012. According to RP Data-Rismark, in comparison with rising home values across Australia’s capital cities, wages growth in 2013 has been less than 3 per cent.A study of housing affordability last year found Melbourne was one of the world’s least affordable cities, with its median-priced property costing seven and a half times the median annual household income.The Demographia International survey, which ranked cities in seven countries based on house prices against income, found Melbourne was less affordable than New York but more affordable than London.According to The Age, an independent Fairfax Media analysis found that 50 years ago, Melbourne house prices were about three times annual income. Relative to income, this means houses today are two and a half times more costly than they were in 1964.The median house price in Melbourne hit $625,000 in December, still 0.9 per cent below the peak of October 2010. Angie Zigomanis, senior manager at commercial property analysts BIS Shrapnel, told The Age most growth in Melbourne had been in inner and northern suburbs, while the outer suburbs had been flatter.”People in Melbourne’s outer suburbs are more working in manufacturing or retail, areas that are more under pressure in the economy, leading to a lack of confidence,” Mr Zigomanis said. ”Whereas people in the middle suburbs have been able to take advantage of those lower interest rates to wade into the market.”Source: The Agelast_img read more

Les problèmes des abonnés Free seront réglés sous 15 jours

first_imgLes problèmes des abonnés Free seront réglés sous 15 joursLe quatrième opérateur téléphonique connaît tant de difficultés et de pannes de réseau qu’il a été mis en demeure par UFC-Que Choisir. L’opérateur promet de régler tous les problèmes d’ici 15 jours.Le réseau Free Mobile est plombé par des incidents techniques. Les appels, notamment, ne passent, en général, pas en fin de journée. Lundi, l’association de consommateurs UFC-Que Choisir a adressé une lettre de mise en demeure au nouvel opérateur pour lui rappeler ses obligations de transparence et d’information à l’endroit de ses abonnés.L’opérateur vient de promettre sur son site internet dans l’espace réservé aux abonnés à ses services mobiles que ces problèmes seraient totalement résolus sous 15 jours.”Suite à la congestion de certains liens d’interconnexion avec l’opérateur d’itinérance (Orange), il est possible qu’il soit nécessaire d’effectuer plusieurs tentatives afin d’établir des appels en soirée”, indique Free Mobile, proposant ainsi un début de solutions pour ses utilisateurs. À lire aussiTéléphonie mobile : Numéricable devient opérateur virtuelAinsi, bien qu’un contrat entre Free et Orange permette au premier d’utiliser en partie le réseau du second, la communication entre les deux réseaux se passe mal. Furieux d’être mis en cause, Orange menace de suspendre (lien non disponible) temporairement son contrat avec Free “si des incidents sur le réseau de Free Mobile devaient affecter la qualité de service” pour ses propres clients. Le 29 mars 2012 à 12:00 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

NIB reports on increases for Contributors

first_img Related Items:increase contributors, NIB Bahamas NIB Manager remanded, charged with extortion Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Apr 2015 – While higher wage earners nationwide brace for the fact that more money will be taken out of their salaries to pay National Insurance Board costs after the announcement that the wage ceiling has been raised; the NIB is rolling out a list of payout increases which are set to take effect on April 15th for its contributors. Retirement Pension and Invalidity Pension minimums are now increased by $35 to $370 per month; Funeral Grant is increased by $190; so contributors get $2,190. Maternity Grant is up $50, to $550 per child and there will be a $20 per month increase to widows and widowers. There is also an increase for payments to children, at $10 more per month. Walter Gardiner of the NIB says now deceased children, for example as dependents of contributors will get $1,420 and not $1,300 for funeral grants. Bahamas Police denies suspect hide out in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Walter Gardiner new CEO of NIBlast_img read more

Police report another Serious Accident this time in Grand Turk

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, TCI, September 9, 2016 – From Press Liaison Kevin Clarke:  “Three male college students were involved in a one vehicle accident around 12pm today in Grand Turk.  The driver reported that he lost control of the vehicle and it came to a stop after gitting a pole on Lighthouse Road.  Two were taken to the hospital and the other refuse medical treatment stating that he is fine.  The two are said to be in stable condition” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:2 men taken to hospital after vehicle they were in overturned, 3 college students get in accident on Lighthouse Road, truck overturned in Grand Turklast_img read more

Domestic car sales How Honda Nissan Ford Renault Hyundai performed in September

first_imgDomestic car sales during September were robust for most of the automobile companies, barring Honda Cars India, which continues to skip the growth wave. Maruti Suzuki posted 29 percent growth, while others saw mixed growth figures, such as Ford Motors (up 9 percent), Renault India (up 590 percent) and Nissan (up 96 percent). Honda car sales fell 18.7 percent. Hyundai domestic sales remained flat while exports rose 18 percent. Some of the companies announced their sales data last Saturday (Oct. 1). Among them, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (MSIL) reported growth of 29.4 percent, while Mahindra & Mahindra and Toyota Kirloskar Motor saw volumes rise 5 percent and 6 percent, respectively, in domestic car sales.MSIL shares were trading at Rs. 5,681 apiece on the BSE at around 12.02 pm on Monday, up 3.68 percent from their Friday close while Tata Motors was up 1.35 percent at Rs. 541.95 on 24 percent growth and Mahindra shares were trading 2.85 percent higher at Rs. 1,446 apiece.Honda Cars India Honda Cars India sold 15,034 units in India last month, a drop of 18.7 percent when compared to 18,509 cars the company sold in September 2015. The top-selling model was Honda City, followed Amaza and Jazz. The company was hopeful of improved numbers in the context of the festival season.”Our enquiry levels have seen a significant increase since the beginning of this festival season and we are looking forward to continuing good sales momentum through Oct’16. We are offering a lot of exciting promotions on our cars to make this festive season more attractive and rewarding for our customers,” Yoichiro Ueno, President and CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd., said in a statement.Ford MotorsThe Indian arm of the American car manufacturer sold 9,018 units in the domestic market, up 9 percent from 8,274 cars the company sold in September 2015. Renault, NissanThe two companies saw domestic car sales spurt in September. Renault sold 12,300 cars, up 590 percent from 1,781 units the company sold last September, while Nissan’s September 2016 sales stood at 5,151 cars, up from 2,616 units sold in September 2015, according to the Business Standard. Hyundai Motor IndiaHyundai Motor India Ltd. sold 42,605 cars in India, 100 units more than September 2015, while exports rose 18.3 percent to 16,606 cars, according to a statement released by the company on Monday.last_img read more

Vader Immortal Coming to Oculus Quest Rift Watch Story Trailer

first_img“Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series” is coming to the Oculus Rift and Quest headsets this spring, and ILMxLAB and Oculus released the story trailer for the game’s first trailer during Star Wars Celebration on Friday.The game, set for a spring release, will be a three-part series that combines immersive cinematic storytelling with dramatic interactive play, according to the developer.Set between the events of “Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope,” “Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series” is an original narrative adventure that lets audiences step into the role of a smuggler operating near Mustafar, the volcanic world that Darth Vader calls home. In typical Star Wars fashion, they’ll soon find themselves in the middle of a grand adventure as they are unexpectedly pulled out of hyperspace — and eventually come face to face with the Sith Lord himself.The first episode has players take on the role of the captain of a smuggling ship called the Windfall, who, along with their droid sidekick Zoey (voiced by Maya Rudolph) is shanghaied by imperial forces and brought to Darth Vader’s fortress. The story is about why Vader has chosen you and needs you.The game lets you walk the corridors of Vader’s castle and wield a lightsaber, according to the talk at Celebration. You can watch the full talk below for more details. It starts about one hour and 23 minutes into the video below. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety last_img read more

Farhan Akhtar replaces Milkha Singh in Bengali textbook picture

first_imgKolkata: State Education minister Partha Chatterjee on Sunday said that the government will conduct a probe and take action if actor Farhan Akhtar lodges a specific complaint regarding an error in a textbook in Bengali language, where legendary athlete Milkha Singh, popularly known as the ‘flying Sikh’, has been depicted wrongly. Instead of Milkha Singh’s photo, the book has used Farhan’s picture, who played the role of the sprinter in the 2013 superhit Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The actor has requested state Education minister Partha Chatterjee in a tweet to look into the matter. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeChairman of the syllabus restructure committee Avik Majumdar reiterated that the book is not taught at any government-run school in the state. “The error may be on the part of any publisher of books at the private level. I have talked with the officials of the state Education department and we will hold an inquiry,” Majumdar said. The syllabus restructure committee in the state oversees the books that are taught in government schools across the state. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned that a Twitter user, who goes by the name of ‘Lyfe Ghosh’, noticed the goof-up and shared the picture of the textbook page on the microblogging site and tagged the actor.Sharing the picture on Twitter, he wrote: “image of @FarOutAkhtar is portrayed as Milkha Singh in a West Bengal text book. Not at all shocked. Its become a regular incident here (sic).”Taking cognizance of the person’s tweet, Farhan urged Bengal’s minister of School Education to replace the textbook. He wrote: “To the Minister of School Education, West Bengal. There is a glaring error with the image used in one of the school textbooks to depict Milkha Singh-ji. Could you please request the publisher to recall and replace this book? Sincerely.” The actor tagged Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’ Brien in his tweet, who replied promptly on his Twitter handle: “On it. Thanks for the feedback.” Farhan thanked him in another tweet, saying he had tagged the MP because of his strong commitment to education.It may be mentioned that the actor had portrayed the challenging role of the legendary track athlete in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag that had hit the theatres in 2013. Milkha Singh, one of the most successful Indian athletes, had scripted history when he took to the track in the 1958 Commonwealth Games.last_img read more

No trains to London Euston on Easter Sunday

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailNo trains will run to London Euston on Easter Sunday due to railway updates at Wembley – Network Rail have announced. No trains will run to the station on Sunday April 1 as a result of the work, which is described as ‘essential. All trains from Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire to the capital terminate at London Euston – with Virgin Trains and London Northwestern both providing direct services. As a result many people face making two or three changes if they’re making their way to the capital on that day – with changes in places including Birmingham, Leamington Spa and Wolverhampton listed. Destinations in the region that have a direct service to London include Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford, Crewe, Stone, Kidsgrove and Alsager. Network Rail said alternative options would be in place including rail replacement buses and ticket acceptance on other trains – but advised people to avoid travelling on the railway on Easter Sunday if possible. A spokesman said: “Network Rail engineers are carrying out essential railway upgrades at Wembley. “No London Northwestern Railway or Virgin Trains west coast trains will run to or from London Euston on Easter Sunday, April 1. Read MoreChildren seen playing on railway tracks in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire “Network Rail are doing this work on these days because bank holidays are generally a less busy time for rail travel across the UK. This means fewer people will experience disruption. “To make the most of the Easter bank holiday weekend, plan ahead and try to travel on Thursday Friday, Saturday or Monday. “If train travel is unavoidable on Easter Sunday, 1 April, please plan your journey well in advance and check before you travel.”last_img read more

Department of Veteran Affairs Selects Laurel Bridge Softwares Enterprise Imaging Solution

first_imgNews | Enterprise Imaging | August 19, 2015 Department of Veteran Affairs Selects Laurel Bridge Software’s Enterprise Imaging Solution VA will implement DICOM image routing software across entire VistA Imaging system News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Videos | Enterprise Imaging | July 08, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 1 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison read more Videos | Enterprise Imaging | July 09, 2019 VIDEO: Building the Right Team for Enterprise Imaging Success — Part 2 ITN Associate Editor Jeff Zagoudis speaks with Don Dennison read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more CarolinaEast Health System News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more center_img News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Enterprise Imaging | July 02, 2019 Reducing Complexity and Cost at CarolinaEast Health System — A Transformative Approach Quality care matters deeply to CarolinaEast Health Syst… read more August 19, 2015 — Laurel Bridge Software announced their Compass DICOM image routing solution is being implemented across the entire Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA) VistA Imaging system.VistA Imaging, the national system that enables VA hospitals to maintain an enterprise-wide paperless and filmless electronic health record (EHR), captures more than 468 million images annually. While currently used at 10 of the 21 Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) within the VA system, managing a wide range of medical imaging workflows, Compass will now be deployed across the entire VistA Imaging system. Once completed, most, if not all, of the medical imaging studies managed by VistA Imaging will pass through Compass.The Compass image routing solution from Laurel Bridge automates the ingestion and distribution of imaging studies among disparate clinical imaging and archiving systems. This ensures they are delivered at the right time to the right radiologist, specialist or reading workstation, regardless of the number of locations. Compass can also ensure that imaging studies are properly identified and associated with the correct patient, originating location and study description to enable:Creation of site-specific workflows that span technology domains;Distribution of imaging studies to multiple reading and archiving locations;Automation of the manual study ingestion process; andFaster implementation of a vendor neutral archive (VNA) strategy.For more information: www.laurelbridge.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:52Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:52 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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Violent demonstrations in Guinea leave 4 dead

first_img Top Stories Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) – Victims’ relatives and authorities in West African nation of Guinea say four people are dead following violent demonstrations against an upcoming legislative election.A cousin said Friday that student Cherif Souleymane Diallo died after being shot by a police officer Friday. A second man, Mamady Camara, who was wounded Thursday by a thrown rock, also died.A third unidentified man died from a gunshot wound, doctors said. The fourth victim of the protest-related violence was a police officer killed by demonstrators, according to authorities. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenixcenter_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Long-delayed legislative elections have been set for June 30, though opposition to the poll date has prompted a series of demonstrations in Guinea’s capital.Guinea went through decades of dictatorship and strongman rule before a landmark 2010 presidential election.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 treatments for adult scoliosislast_img read more