14 November 2008Although the overall situation in the volatile North Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is tense and unpredictable, no major ceasefire violations or attacks on civilians and property have been reported, the United Nations reported today. As a result, humanitarian agencies are forging ahead with the delivery of vital assistance to those affected by the crisis, which has forced at least one quarter of a million people from their homes in the eastern part of the vast African nation since August.The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said a dozen of its trucks loaded with 100 tons of food encountered no problems between the provincial capital Goma and the nearby towns of Rutshuru and Kiwanja. Food aid is being delivered to 12,000 people today out of a total of 50,000 who have applied for assistance.Meanwhile, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today reiterated its concern for the safety of tens of thousands of people taking shelter in two camps on the outskirts of Goma.The sites north of the capital are close to the frontlines of the fighting between Government forces (FARDC) and a rebel militia called the Congress in Defence of the People (CNDP) led by renegade general Laurent Nkunda.UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond told reporters in Geneva that the ongoing security threat has led the agency, along with provincial authorities and aid partners, to move the over 65,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the two camps in Kibati to a new 26-hectare site west of Goma.“The transfer is expected to begin next week,” Mr. Redmond said, noting that UNHCR and other agencies plotted out the locations of facilities – such as latrines, access roads and shelter blocks – at the new camp yesterday.He anticipates the voluntary move to be “complicated,” with many travelling the 15 kilometres between Kibati and the new Mugunga III camp by foot. Those unable to walk will be transported by truck.Meanwhile, UNHCR and the UN Children”s Fund (UNICEF) are continuing their distribution of supplies – including blankets, sleeping mats, soap and plastic sheeting – today in Kibati.Yesterday, a UNHCR-chartered plane landed in Goma from Uganda carrying 1,500 bales of plastic sheeting and three giant portable warehouse tents.On Wednesday, a six-truck UNHCR convoy arrived in Goma from its warehouse in Tanzania, bringing thousands of kitchen sets, blankets and sleeping mats, among other supplies.Amid the ongoing crisis, UNICEF said that armed militias have recruited children in Kitchanga, north of Goma. A number of 14-year-old children are also reported to have been forcibly enlisted in Rugare and Rutshuru, bringing the estimated total of children drafted into the fighting to 3,000.
UNEP said energy experts, scientists and private sector representatives drew up the geothermal plan to dramatically increase the levels of electricity generated from hot rocks during the Eastern Africa Geothermal Energy meeting held this week in Nairobi, Kenya. Unlike hydro-electricity or oil-fired generators, geothermal energy is not vulnerable to droughts or prone to unpredictable price fluctuations, experts at the meeting stressed.”Geothermal power has proven reliable. Kenya has used geothermal energy for power generation for 22 years at greater than 97 per cent availability,” stated a final declaration produced by delegates at the meeting. Kenya, the pioneer of geothermal energy in the region, generates 45 megawatts of electricity from hot rocks according to UNEP.The delegates also set the “challenging yet achievable target” to develop 1,000 megawatts – equivalent to the electricity needs of several million people – of this geothermal across eastern Africa by 2020. The meeting, organized by UNEP, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), aimed to overcome some of the technological and financial hurdles that have held back geothermal development in the region.
Source: UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)As an example, the report cited Brazil’s Pantaneiro cattle who have lived in the Pantanal region since being introduced by the Portuguese 400 years ago. They are believed to be resistant to various parasite-induced diseases, worms and ticks and are able to survive both floods and droughts and thrive on the course native pastures.At the beginning of the 20th century there were several thousand, but there are now only 500 pure-bred animals, threatening to erode the breed’s capacity to adapt and survive. Commercial breeds have lost some gene variants associated with fitness and survival in harsh environments, and intermixing with commercial breeds is the main threat to the Pantneiro’s survival.According to the report, 1,458 of the world’s farm animal breeds, about 17 per cent of the total, are currently at risk of extinction, while the risk status of 58 per cent is simply unknown due to lack of data on the size and structure of their populations. Nearly 100 livestock breeds worldwide have gone extinct between 2000 and 2014, with Europe/Caucasus and North America the two areas with the highest proportion of at-risk breeds. Both areas are characterized by highly specialized livestock industries that tend to use only a small number of breeds for production. A total of 129 countries participated in the new global assessment, which comes nearly a decade after the First Report in 2007 and suggests there has been some improvement since then as Governments overall have stepped up efforts to halt genetic erosion manage their breeds more sustainably.In 2007, fewer than 10 countries reported having established a gene bank. That number has now risen to 64 and an additional 41 are planning to establish such banks.“Over the last decade, countries across Europe have invested heavily in building shared information systems and gene banks as security measures,” said FAO Animal Production Officer Beate Scherf, a co-author of the new report. “Genetic diversity is a prerequisite for adaptation in the face of future challenges,” UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva said, releasing a new agency report highlighting the need to ensure that animal genetic resources are used to promote global food security and remain available for future generations.Indiscriminate cross-breeding is the main cause of genetic erosion, according to the FAO’s Second Report on the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, which also cited the increasing use of non-native breeds, weak regulation, the decline of traditional production and neglect of breeds considered not competitive enough.Beyond climate change, future challenges include emerging diseases, pressure on land and water, and shifting market demands, which make it more important than ever to ensure animal genetic resources are conserved and used sustainably.Cross-breeding, embraced by developing countries which import genetic material to enhance milk productivity and speed up an animal’s path to maturity, can lead to loss of valuable characteristics such as the ability to cope with extremes of temperature, limited water supplies, poor-quality feed, rough terrain, high altitudes and other challenging environmental conditions.
The teenagers are part of a team based in Utah in the United States. Their participation in the sport allows them to meet other Americans helping them to make friends and integrate into their new communities.According to the UN migration agency, IOM, there are currently over 65 million refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people around the world.The power of football or soccer to inspire and unite people globally is due to be played out in the World Cup which begins in Russia on Thursday.The host of the “A Way Home Together,” a podcast which was inspired by a UN campaign to promote safety, dignity and respect for refugees and migrants travelled to Utah to speak to the young men.For more click here: http://features.iom.int/stories/true-colours/’
3S. Ohtani’18AngelsSplit-finger586.41 11C. Carpenter’04CardinalsCutter865.06 6T. Ohka’05Nats/BrewersSplit-finger936.17 5M. Mulder’03AthleticsSplit-finger2336.38 20M. Mulder’02AthleticsSplit-finger1144.22 9J. Fernandez’13MarlinsSlider3315.39 12M. Mulder’04AthleticsSplit-finger3165.01 7A. Wood’18DodgersChange-up526.06 Ohtani has probably already done enough on both sides of the ball to confirm that he’s the real deal. (So much for those shaky spring training stats, huh?) According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first MLB player since the dead-ball era1So since about 1920. to get two wins as a pitcher and hit three home runs in his team’s first 10 games of a season — meaning few baseball fans were alive the last time a two-way player did what Ohtani has done. If we had to pick one part of his game to bank on most, though, there is reason to believe that Ohtani’s pitching will outpace his hitting as his rookie year goes on.If you read the scouting reports written before Ohtani’s debut, pitching was always supposed to be his strongest suit. And all he’s done on the mound since is compile some truly eye-catching stats: So far this year, Ohtani has the fourth-highest strikeout percentage and the 17th-lowest walk percentage among qualified pitchers, and he ranks fourth in strikeout-to-walk percentage differential — one of the strongest predictors of how well a pitcher will perform going forward. Perhaps most tellingly of all, he’s also currently first in swinging strike rate, a very important measure of sheer pitching dominance, and he ranks third in average fastball velocity. Granted, those numbers have come in the microscopic sample of 13 innings (over two starts against the Oakland A’s, one of the worst teams in baseball). But they validate the story of a pitcher billed as having ace-level stuff when he first pondered coming over from Japan.Ohtani’s split-finger fastball in particular might be the nastiest pitch in baseball so far this season. (The splitter, which is thrown with the index and middle fingers spread wide over the seams, isn’t a true fastball in the same sense as the four-seamer; it’s more like a change-up that looks like a fastball to hitters before abruptly dropping at the last second.) Based on data from ESPN’s Stats & Information Group, he has thrown the splitter 58 times, and it’s already generated 13 strikeouts; only Houston’s Lance McCullers (curveball) and Arizona’s Patrick Corbin (slider) have gotten more K’s on a single pitch than Ohtani has gotten with his splitter so far. According to MLB.com, opposing batters have come up empty on 26 of 37 swings (70.3 percent) against Ohtani’s splitter, good for the best swing-and-miss rate of any starting pitcher on any single pitch type in 2018.2With a minimum of 20 swings against that pitch. And at a minimum of 50 total pitches in a season, the 6.4 runs added per 100 pitches by Ohtani’s splitter makes it the third-most effective pitch in FanGraphs’ entire database (which goes back to 2002): 4M. Prior’03CubsChange-up1056.38 19M. Batista’03D-BacksSplit-finger2704.30 Excluding pitch/pitcher combinations with fewer than 50 pitches in a seasonSource: FanGraphs 17J. Santana’04TwinsChange-up7224.38 10L. Severino’18YankeesSlider815.15 13C. Kluber’17IndiansCurveball8074.68 18T. Hudson’03AthleticsSplit-finger5144.31 16S. Gray’18YankeesCurveball624.38 14T. Lincecum’09GiantsChange-up7434.62 8S. Manaea’18AthleticsFastball1165.75 Just a little more than a week into his major league career, Los Angeles Angels phenom Shohei Ohtani has been so impressive as both a pitcher and hitter that it’s difficult to decide which aspect of his play stands out most. At the plate, he belted home runs in three consecutive games, crushing one pitch Friday for the seventh-longest homer of the young 2018 season. As a pitcher, he carried a perfect game into the seventh inning of his start Sunday, finishing the game with 12 strikeouts — tied for the most of any starter in a game so far this year. RkPlayerYearTeamPitch TypePitchesRuns/100 1D. Price’18Red SoxCutter59+6.88 Shohei’s splitter is in rare territoryMost runs added per 100 pitches in a season for a single pitch, 2002-18 2T. Lincecum’08GiantsSlider636.50 15M. Redman’06RoyalsCutter744.54 All of this obviously comes with the usual small-sample caveats and then some. (It’s barely been one week!) As “the book” comes in on Ohtani and his uber-out pitch, it’s unlikely that he’ll continue to befuddle hitters quite so much with the splitter. One of the things that makes baseball’s core pitcher-batter duel so great is that it’s a constantly evolving chess match of adjustments and counteradjustments. Right now, though, Ohtani is winning that battle on the mound.Of course, his success as a hitter can’t be overlooked. But there are at least a few signs that Ohtani might cool down from his early 1.310 on-base plus slugging start at the plate. According to Baseball-Reference.com, his batting average on balls in play — a sign of how lucky a hitter has been — is .364, well above what’s considered sustainable. Of further concern: He’s striking out four times for every walk, swinging at the first pitch far too frequently (1.5 times as often as the average batter) and getting himself into a good hitter’s count3Defined as either a 3-0, 2-0 or 3-1 count. about half as often as the average batter. A full 50 percent of his fly balls have left the yard, which is also an extremely unsustainable rate. As MLB pitchers see him more often, Ohtani will probably go through more growing pains as a hitter than he will as a pitcher.But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the sheer excitement of what he’s already accomplished. According to research from MLB.com’s Mike Petriello, the maximum outputs from Ohtani’s Statcast data — gathered by radar and cameras that track every move made on the field — show that Ohtani possesses an arm that can throw harder than 87 percent of pitchers, a bat that can launch balls faster than 89 percent of hitters and legs that run faster than 84 percent of base runners. As unreal as the hype was around Ohtani before he ever played an MLB game, somehow the beginning of his career has exceeded it. We can only wait with anticipation for what comes next.Check out our latest MLB predictions.
Matla coal mine owned by diversified resources group Exxaro Resources is rolling out a wetland conservation project which enables it to expand its underground operations while preserving one of the larger and ecologically valuable wetland systems in Mpumalanga’s Highveld. Exxaro believes that the Matla wetland project is unique in that, in conserving the valuable ecological resources, the approach adopted is a combination of a river diversion and the adaptation of a mining method. The result maintains the water flow and function of the Blesbokspruit/Rietspruit ecosystem and protects its biodiversity. “This is an example of innovation and nature working hand in hand. At Matla we are going below the wetland using undermining, a technique typically used when a mine extends under a building, roadway or town,” said Dr Joseph Matjila, Exxaro’s environmental manager. “We have adapted this approach into an innovative engineering design that allows our operations team to extend Matla’s underground shortwall mining operation while minimising the impact on the wetland that lies above the surface,” he said.The water flow and function of the wetland is protected through a shortwall mining design that allows for even subsidence of the area. The entire wetland area will drop by 1.8 m, reducing the formation of ponds and ensuring the continued natural flow of water. The flow of water into the wetland is controlled in a way that protects the ecosystem and allows mining to continue without the risk of flooding.The Blesbokspruit/Rietspruit wetland is one of the larger and more sensitive wetland systems in the area. This innovative solution has ensured that the normal wetland function and biodiversity will remain intact. It has protected some 120 ha of identified non-channeled riparian wetland and another 132 ha of the seasonally inundated non-channeled floodplain at the bottom of the valley.Design and planning of the wetland project started in 2006 with implementation taking place from 2007. The project has been approved to continue until 2017. The Matla team has worked closely with the Department of Water Affairs, Department of Mineral Resources and non-governmental environmental groups and stakeholders in developing the project. It forms part of the mine’s approved environmental management plan and water use licence.In the 2009 financial year Matla coal mine produced 11.3 Mt of power station coal which was supplied to local Eskom.
IT’S BEEN AN emotional day. Some have welcomed the news of Trapattoni’s departure while others feel it was too soon to say goodbye to the Italian.Ryanair has decided to say bye-bye to Trap in their own special way… by offering cheap flights to Milan so we can all go an visit him.Arrivederci Trap!(Hat-tip to Vivienne Hesnan for the screengrab of Ryanair’s website)Read: 15 of the most memorable quotes from Trap’s Ireland career>Read: Dunphy: Martin O’Neill is the man we are looking for>
Greece and Latvia are reportedly the first EU countries to have had their geographical opt-out clauses approved by the EU from growing genetically modified (GM) crops by US corporation Monsanto. Germany and France, are expected to follow, requesting geographical opt-outs from growing Monsanto’s MON810 GM Maize in September. German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt informed German states last week of his intention to use the new EU law, passed in March, to ban the use of GM crops. Britain is in favor, however, the Scottish government is against it as research has shown GM cultivation threatens biodiversity.The law signed in March allows individual EU countries to exclude themselves from GM cultivation. In a statement the EU’s Commission said its zero-tolerance policy against non-authorized GM products remains in place and that it was simply be seeking advice on a “scientific question” unrelated to trade negotiations with the United States.The EFSA said it would issue a scientific opinion on the question by the end of 2017.Meantime, Monsanto agreed to abide by Greece’s and Latvia’s decision to refuse genetically modified (GM) crop across their lands, but accused them of ignoring science.GM crops are widely-grown in the US and Asia, but Monsanto’s pest-resistant MON810 is the only variety grown in Europe.Monsanto issued a formal statement regarding Latvia’s request saying it “contradicts and undermines the scientific consensus on the safety of MON810”.“Nevertheless, we regret that some countries are deviating from a science-based approach to innovation in agriculture and have elected to prohibit the cultivation of a successful GM product on arbitrary political grounds.”“We have no immediate plans to request approvals for any new GM seeds in Europe,” Monsanto said.Environmental campaigners urged other nations to follow the example of Greece and Latvia.Friends of the Earth Europe also circulated letters showing the European Commission is examining rules for imports of products with trace levels of GM and had requested the expert opinion of the European Food Safety Authority.Source: Reuters, Sustainable Pulse Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech 11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Aug 2015 – The talk to determine what the public is thinking when it comes to the Ritz Carlton project to develop a 12-storey building on the Grace Bay strip last night drew many to the Gus Lightbourne Gym; some estimated hundreds. The Minister of Finance and Investment, who also has the portfolio for ‘Physical Planning’ led the discussion which was also aired live on national radio. Minister Washington Misick said the country needs to move away from its dependency on one big hotel brand carrying the bulk of its tourism popularity. While the Minister did not say Beaches Resort Villages and Spa, it is well known that over 700 rooms are at the property and that Beaches is responsible for some 25% of room inventory in the country. Hon Misick brought to light that in 1985 a law was developed to govern the area of height density, and that it was a decade ago in 2005 that the policy was changed to allow for taller developments. The minister labeled the dialogue as a ‘grown up’ conversation and called on those who would make contributions at the meeting, to not be swayed by negatives about the project. It was clear, and he stated as much, that the PNP Administration is strongly in support of the project coming to fruition saying the country could use another luxury, internationally recognized resort brand. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:12 storey, grace bay, pnp, washington misick TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite
Today Media, publisher of regional titles such as Westchester, Hudson Valley, Main Line Today and Delaware Today, has acquired Berkshire Living, which serves the southwestern part of Massachusetts. Included in the deal are 20,000-circ Berkshire Living magazine, 10,000-circ. BBQ: Berkshire Business Quarterly and Berkshire Living home+garden. The Berkshire Living brand generates more than $1 million in revenue, according to founder and CEO Michael Zivyak, who remains as publisher. The Bershire Living magazines suspended publication when negotiations began with Today Media in late 2010 and will relaunch in the spring (the Web sites, newsletters and social media outlets remain active). “At this very difficult time in the industry we reached a point where it made sense for us to team up with the adjacent market (Hudson Valley), where we could leverage each other’s strengths, share resources and talent and grow together,” says Zivyak. Regional Media Advisors handled the transaction.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Thursday, January 3, 2019:#1) Pints & Pages At Pancho’s CantinaThe Wilmington Memorial Library is hosting its monthly Pints & Pages (social book club for 20 and 30-year-olds) meeting at 7pm at Pancho’s Cantina. Instead of discussing a particular book this month, meet up to share your latest favorite reads, watches & listens! Plus get great recommendations from others. Bring along at least two (books, movies, series, podcasts, etc.) to share! If you don’t have it in hand, that’s okay! Just remember the title. Register HERE.#2) Board Game Design For Teens At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a Board Game Design workshop for teens. Have an idea for your own board game? Bring it to life! Over the course of six sessions, you will come to understand the process from start to finish through instruction by a professional board game designer, while you work on your projects at home. Space is limited. Grades 7-12. Registration is full, but there is a waiting list HERE.#3) Lego Building At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a Lego Building session from 3:45pm to 4:45pm. Build a unique LEGO creation. For Kindergarten & up! No registration required.#4) Drop-In Meditation At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a meditation class at 12:30pm. Join technology librarian Brad McKenna for his weekly drop-in meditation sessions. It will be a mixture of silent and guided meditations. The Insight Timer app will be used so you can continue your practice at home. No registration required.#5) Wilmington Recreation Commission MeetingThe Wilmington Recreation Commission meets at 5pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, September 5, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, July 11, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, September 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and took stock of the flood situation in the state, where the deluge has claimed 11 lives this year while millions are affected, officials said. During the telephonic conversation, the Chief Minister briefed the Prime Minister about the current situation and informed him that 31 of the state’s 33 districts were hit by the current spell of floods. Modi assured Sonowal of all assistance from the central government in dealing with the situation, an official said. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us On Saturday, the chief minister had briefed Home Minister Amit Shah about the flood situation in Assam. Shah directed the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and other agencies to provide all necessary help to the flood affected people. The flood situation in Assam worsened on Sunday with the death toll rising to 11 and nearly 26.5 lakh people affected. Barpeta is the worst-hit district with 7.35 lakh people facing the flood fury, followed by Morigaon where 3.50 lakh people are hit. In Dhubri district, 3.38 lakh people are affected, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said. About 70 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park, the habitat of the Great Indian Rhino and a world heritage site, has been affected too.
Kolkata: Tension ran high among the villagers of Debra in West Midnapore after a woman was bitten by a rare species of spider, once again revisiting the fear of Tarantula in the state. The victim, Mamata Patra Santra, a resident of Raghunathpur village has been undergoing treatment in Debra Superspecialty hospital. Locals claimed that a Tarantula spider had bitten the victim. After being informed, the forest department officials reached the spot and recovered the spider. The insect had stung her hand following which it had swollen. The doctors have, however, said that the patient’s condition is stable. Tarantula is a species of spider that is commonly found in South America and Africa. Senior officials from the district health and forest department on Sunday visited the district to assess the situation. The forest department officials have started an investigation to identify the insect that had bitten the villager and where it had come from. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe district administration suspects that the insect came from the adjacent areas of the Kasai river. Though, the forest department officials are yet to identify the insect, it has alrea dy brought back the fear of Tarantula in the villages of West Midnapore district. They suspect that this could be a poisonous spider. According to the villagers, the insect that stung the victim is furry and looks almost like Tarantula. The patient has been given antibiotics. According to a forest department official, there is no fear of death in such cases. There are 100 types of Tarantula in the world. They are found Africa, South America, some parts of Asia and Australia.
Samsung unveiled a slew of new devices at Unpacked 2019, but the most surprising moment of the event was when Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took the stage to announce a partnership between the two companies.In many ways, this unlikely collaboration makes a lot of sense. For Samsung, a close relationship with Microsoft will allow it to harness the features of its popular smartphones and brings them to Windows 10 laptops, like the new Galaxy Book S. MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/samsung-microsoft-partnership-note-10?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Conversely, new Windows 10 features exclusive to the Galaxy Note 10 will incentivize Windows users to purchase Samsung’s mobile devices. In the end, everyone wins. Including customers who, thanks to this partnership, will see tighter integration between their smartphones and Windows 10 devices. But what specifically does this mean for Galaxy phone and Windows PC owners? Here’s what you need to know about Samsung and Microsoft’s partnership. DeX on PCSamsung’s DeX is a desktop-like interface that gives tablets and phones features they’d normally find on a full-fledged desktop OS. Before, DeX required you to plug a phone into a monitor to view the full desktop software but now a new version of DeX lets you plug a Galaxy Note 10 into a Windows (or even Mac) computer via a USB connection to transfer files between devices and use mobile apps with a mouse and keyboard. Galaxy Note 10 Gains ‘Link to Windows’ FeatureA “Link to Windows” feature built into the Galaxy Note 10’s Quick Panel lets you quickly merge your smartphones and laptop so you can send messages, manage notifications, sync photos and mirror your phone on a PC using the pre-installed Your Phone app. Samsung even announced that Windows 10 users will be able to make and receive phone calls on their laptop. OneDrive Cloud Storage The Gallery photo and video-storage Android app pre-loaded on Samsung phones will add the option to sync files with OneDrive. This means that starting this fall, users will be able to access photos and videos across their Samsung mobile devices and Windows PCs using OneDrive. Better Outlook app for Note 10 ownersMicrosoft Office apps, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook, will come pre-installed on the Note 10. Outlook, the email and calendar manager, will get some extra love on the Note 10 in the form of a new “optimized and integrated app.” Samsung says the app will let Note 10 owners hover over email, calendar events and contacts with the S Pen to get short previews. Two-way sync of the Outlook calendar and Samsung calendar features is expected to arrive by the end of 2019. A new Outlook app is also coming to Galaxy wearables and Outlook for Android will get a better tablet experience. Buy Galaxy Note 10 at Microsoft Microsoft will now sell the Galaxy Note 10 at its retail and on-line stores and currently offers the new phone for preorder with a $150 in Samsung credit and six months of Spotify Premium. OutlookSamsung Electronics CEO DJ Koh and Nedella made it clear at Unpacked that the renewed partnership between Samsung and Microsoft is more than a marketing ploy and will have an appreciable impact on Windows 10 and Galaxy smartphone users well into the future.“Microsoft and Samsung share a long history of innovation and collaboration, and today’s announcements mark the next stage in our partnership,” Nadella said. “Our ambition is to help people be more productive on any device, anywhere – and the combination of our intelligent experiences with Samsung’s powerful, new devices makes this a reality.”While you should be reluctantly optimistic about how much will come from this partnership, it does seem that Samsung and Microsoft will continue to bring new ways of merging the mobile and desktop experiences in the coming year. 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Home was launched around ten years ago by Patricia and Tom Rixton. It immediately made an impression and helped establish this corner of the city’s Palermo neighborhood as one of the up’n’coming, hip areas of the city.The district is now teeming with trendy bars and restaurants, but Home retains its reputation as one of the coolest places to stay.The restaurant and bar area at Home Hotel (Photo: Home Hotel)Enchanting gardenAs soon as you step off the street and into the cool, shaded interior, you feel that you’ve entered some chic, exclusive getaway. The lobby area is full of stylish furniture and art. Through glass partitions, you catch a glimpse of the restaurant area – half inside and half outside the enchanting garden.My allocated suite was separate to the actual hotel: tucked away behind the garden and swimming pool in its own little private compound.The Garden Suite (Photo: Home Hotel)The Garden Suite feels mid-20th century American in design. Vines and ivy coat the exterior walls. A decorative, shallow paddling pool lies past the entrance gate, behind which you can see the rooms of the suite through floor-to-ceiling windows. It feels both exposed but completely private.The interior follows the same aesthetic: Palm Springs meets Latin America. A mint-green rug sits upon the polished concrete floor. A garish wallpaper print of palm leaves brings the outdoor foliage theme indoors. One of the hallmarks of a fantastic hotel room is that you prefer to stay in it than have to tear yourself away and explore the city you’re visiting. That’s exactly how I felt about the beautiful Garden Suite at Home Hotel in Buenos Aires. The Garden Suite at Home Hotel in Buenos Aires (Photo: Home Hotel) eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- The large windows ensure the lighting throughout is fantastic (fans of bathroom selfies will appreciate the skylights above the shower and the large mirror on the opposite wall). A spiral staircase leads to a private sun deck – again hidden from prying eyes behind a jungle of creepers.The swimming pool in the enchanting Home Hotel garden (Photo: Home Hotel)Light and shadeWe all know it’s the small details that count, and the small details here heighten the guest experience. My room featured a record player and stash of old and classic vinyl, which I found an unexpectedly delightful pleasure to play around with late into the evening.The neighboring garden area – now presumably more jungle-like than when the hotel first opened – is a true oasis in this concrete-heavy city. Glittering, decorative, avian-inspired garden art peeks out from behind the vines.Many interior designers focus on maximizing openess and light, but at Home, the aesthetic is balanced between light and dark. The cultivated areas of shade both within the hotel and its beguiling garden strike a transcendental equilibrium.My booking included breakfast, which was an OK buffet selection of cereals, pastries, ham, cheese, eggs, etc. There’s also a spa, which offers facials and massage. I didn’t get the chance to check it out but the prices seemed reasonable. Upon checking in, the staff provide a handy little guide to the neighborhood. I found its recommendations very useful.I left a bit of my heart at Home: a shame I was only staying a couple of nights.Home Hotel, Honduras 5860, C1414 CABA, Argentina. +54 11 4779-1006. homebuenosaires.com Standard rooms start at US$140 (Garden Suite from US$380).Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Your gay guide to Buenos AiresSerenity and style at the Serena Hotel in Buenos AiresGay beach vacations in Crete: The essentialsRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/home-hotel-buenos-aires/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…
Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailUPDATE: The road has now reopened, according to traffic data company INRIX – although there are now reports of a second accident. A road was closed after a vehicle overturned this morning. Traffic data company Inrix reported Hilderstone Road was closed in both directions due to an overturned vehicle between B5027 Uttoxeter Road and Butterhill Lane. The road was closed after the accident near Twirlow Farm and this is affecting traffic between Hilderstone and Sandon and the A51. The accident is believed to have taken place shortly after 5.30am this morning – with the road reopening at around 6.20am. Read MoreFirefighters tackle early morning house fire The approximate location of the accident (Image: Inrix/Google)
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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 The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Segmentation of the aortic root including anatomical landmarks.January 2, 2013 — Siemens Healthcare recently received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for syngo Aortic ValveGuide, an integrated image processing software that helps cardiologists and cardiac surgeons prepare and perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The syngo Aortic ValveGuide automatically reconstructs a 3-D representation of the aortic root from cross-sectional images acquired with the angiography system and provides the best projection angle for the valve replacement. The software selects anatomical landmarks and overlays the 3-D image with 2-D images acquired during live fluoroscopy, enabling the physician to obtain real-time 3-D guidance in the patient’s body while navigating the new valve to its intended location. This groundbreaking software, which is now available to customers, reflects the spirit of Siemens Healthcare’s Agenda 2013 — a recently announced two-year initiative designed in part to strengthen the Healthcare Sector’s innovative power and competitiveness.During the minimally invasive TAVR intervention, an artificial aortic valve is inserted via the femoral artery or through the apex of the heart. syngo Aortic ValveGuide provides the physician with automated 3-D guidance by segmenting the aortic root in 3-D mode from images created using the angiography system. With the aid of anatomical landmarks in the 3-D vessel representation, syngo Aortic ValveGuide calculates the exact perpendicular view on the aortic root. The C-arm adjusts to the corresponding angulations for live fluoroscopy, enabling the physician to precisely position the new valve. Consequently, as soon as the software overlays the 3-D image of the aorta with the 2-D live fluoroscopy, the cath lab cardiologist – or, respectively, the heart surgeon in the hybrid OR — can begin the intervention. Since syngo Aortic ValveGuide only requires a short fluoroscopy time prior to the procedure, the patient’s exposure to radiation and contrast can be reduced considerably.Prior to syngo Aortic ValveGuide, users had to rely on preprocedural (or intraprocedural) computed tomography (CT), manually co-registering it with live fluoroscopy and overlaying it on a live fluoroscopy image to determine the correct angulation. This process required additional steps and highly skilled personnel. The new syngo Aortic ValveGuide uses syngo DynaCT Cardiac — Siemens software that processes CT-like cardiac images from images acquired using the angiography system.”syngo DynaCT allows us to evaluate the anatomy of the aortic root and the position of the coronary ostiae. The overlay of the intra-procedural 3-D image over live fluoroscopy gives us an additional level of confidence for the valve implantation,” says William O’Neill, M.D., professor of medicine and cardiology, executive dean for clinical affairs and interim-executive dean for research and research training at the Miller School of Medicine and chief medical officer at University of Miami Health System. “The automated workflow of the syngo Aortic ValveGuide makes the procedure easier — and the indication of a perpendicular view plane helps to make it even safer.”For more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | January 02, 2013 Siemens 3-D Angiography Imaging Software Cleared by FDA New processing software simplifies workflow for minimally invasive heart valve implantation News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative 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 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Related Content Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more
Source = Virtuoso Leading luxury travel network, Virtuoso®, along with its award-winning magazine VIRTUOSO LIFE, announced this year’s winners of the prestigious “Best of the Best” hotel awards at the recent 2010 Travel Mart conference at the Bellagio in Las Vegas from 15-20 August 2010. This marks the fourth year Virtuoso has reviewed its collection of more than 800 world-class properties and recognised hotels that set new standards in luxury travel, and hospitality professionals who elevate the industry through their efforts. Virtuoso CEO, Matthew D. Upchurch, VIRTUOSO LIFE publisher, Terrie Hansen, and Virtuoso vice president of hotels, destinations & tours, Albert Herrera, revealed the award winners at Travel Mart.“Those named ‘Best of the Best’ deserve this honour in every respect,” said Herrera. “Characterised by the service and standards they set, these recipients are emblematic of the exceptional properties and individuals within our network. They were chosen by our travel advisors, the most knowledgeable travel professionals in the industry who also possess the most exacting standards for their clientele. These hoteliers and world-renowned properties continually deliver in their respective categories, raising the bar and guest expectations year after year.”Editors of VIRTUOSO LIFE magazine, the Virtuoso network’s award-winning publication, collaborated with the organisation’s elite travel advisors to select hotel nominees in ten categories that ranged from best architectural design to top hotel and hotelier of the year. Winners represent the best in their category, demonstrating innovation, dedication, social conscience and even courage.Travel Mart brings together more than 1,500 of Virtuoso’s member travel advisors – considered the top producers in the industry – and over 1,600 of the world’s best travel providers to participate in the industry’s preeminent networking event. Award categories and winners follow:Best Achievement in Design: Armani Hotel DubaiKnown for his classic style, Armani had his hand on everything from the A-shaped swimming pool to the zebrawood paneling. The 160-room hotel goes minimalist inside Dubai’s cloud-piercing Burj Khalifa, with curved walls, metallic finishes and limestone floors – the bronzed A-shaped arches in the triple-height lobby are one of Armani’s favorite details. Best Hotel Dining: Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, Dorchester Hotel, London Awarded three Michelin stars, Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester offers contemporary French cuisine in a random and elegant décor along with professional and friendly service. Guests can book tables overlooking beautiful Hyde Park; or parties of six can book Table Lumière, a table surrounded by a shimmering curtain of 4,500 fiber-optic lights. Best Bar: Sir Elly’s, The Peninsula Shanghai Crowning the upper two floors of the new hotel, Sir Elly’s has an edge when it comes to gigantic views – a circular bar area and three raised sofas facing huge windows ensure everyone gets a great look at The Bund, the Huangpu River and the Pudong skyline. Named for Peninsula’s founder Sir Ellis Kadoorie, this glam space seals its staying power by offering inspired cocktails and cuisine from a five-star French chef. Best Family Program: Rocco Forte Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily With its exclusive beach, acres of wide-open countryside, two championship golf courses and idyllic climate, Verdura makes the perfect destination for a family holiday. There are kid-size bicycles, a shallow children’s swimming pool and free organised activities. Little ones enjoy mime classes, treasure hunts and biscuit making, while the Teenagers Club offers rugby, beach volleyball and golf.Best Spa: The Spa at Grand Velas All-Suites & SPA Resort, Riviera Maya At 89,000 square feet, The Spa at Grand Velas All-Suites & Spa Resort is the largest spa in the Yucatan. Built amid the lush jungle that hugs the resort, the Spa boasts an organic style reflective of its Mexican surroundings. A cavernous lower level takes its inspiration from the region’s underground water pools, or cenotes. A hand-hewn rock wall emerges from a winding chlorine-free pool that’s outfitted with water-bubble beds, cascades and a gurgling volcanic geyser. Most Innovative Guest Experience: Amanfayun, Hangzhou, China Hidden in a picturesque valley, Amanfayun enjoys a serene setting surrounded by tea fields, natural forest, quaint villages and a pilgrimage circuit of five significant Buddhist temples. Designed in the spirit of a traditional Chinese village, the property comprises 47 dwellings, several of which date back more than 100 years. Bonds forged with local monks at the fourth-century Temple of Goodness make it possible for guests to hike up the mountainside to join them for prayers before sunrise and afterward share a traditional vegetarian breakfast. Most Socially Responsible: Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo Since 2001, the Four Seasons’ owners have been the backbone of the Growing Together program, which benefits rural communities on the Papagayo Peninsula through customised volunteer experiences that support local schools and conservation efforts. Now 12 staff ambassadors match guests who want to volunteer with communities that have the greatest need. One to Watch: Alan Fuerstman, Montage Hotels & Resorts As a young college graduate, Alan Fuerstman was hired as a bell captain at Rancho Las Palmas where, it is said, even J.W. Marriott himself was impressed by the young man. Fuerstman moved on and up, running good resorts and making them better. He left the Bellagio in Las Vegas to start Montage. With Utah’s Montage Deer Valley Resort set to open in December, all eyes are on the 53-year-old as he expands Montage beyond the West Coast. Hotelier of the Year: Claudio Ceccherelli, General Manager Park Hyatt Milano When Claudio Ceccherelli was a 25-year-old reception manager, he taught at the Aurelio Saffi hotel school in Florence. Now, at 53 years of age and the general manager of the Park Hyatt Milan, Ceccherelli is a gracious old-world gentleman who’s not too buttoned-down to come to work wearing an Inter Milan team jersey the day after a big win or don chef’s whites and cook lunch for the staff. He’s an exceptional mentor for an hotelier on his way up. Hotel of the Year: The Goring, London For almost a century, four generations of the Goring family have run the exceptional property. Opened in 1910, The Goring was the first hotel to introduce private bathrooms and central heating for every room. Today, the hotel is a bastion of quality and absolute individuality. Well-known British designers Nina Campbell, David Linley and Tim Gosling have all had a part of the design concept; and later this year, the hotel will debut six new Russell Sage-designed rooms done up with historic fabrics – and sheep. In addition to the “Best of the Best” awards, Virtuoso recognised its outstanding members and suppliers in the annual Virtuoso Performance Awards at Travel Mart. Among the winners were Silversea Cruises (Best Small Ship/ Specialty Cruise Company); Regent Cruises (Best Large Ship Line), and Lufthansa German Airlines (Best Airline).
Ovolo Hotels have announced the establishment of their first international headquarters in Melbourne, Australia.The move marks a new era for the independent hotelier as it grows outside its Hong Kong home market and takes on Australia, and the world’s hotel scene.The Victorian Government provided investment facilitation services to Ovolo Hotels to secure the placement of the Group’s regional headquarters in Melbourne.Ovolo Hotels chief operating officer Dirk Dalichau said that Ovolo is excited about the new home in Melbourne.“Ovolo Hotels has found a home in Melbourne, we were very encouraged by the Victorian Government’s commitment. Now we will get to work growing our business and contributing to Melbourne’s buzzing tourism sector,” Mr Dalichau said.Ovolo Hotels first entered the Australian hotels market 2 years ago with the launch of Ovolo Laneways in 19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, which was recently named Australasia’s Best City Boutique Hotel at the 2014 World Boutique Hotel Awards.Over the past year, Ovolo Hotels has been ramping up its developments in Australia, where it now owns four properties, and is now exploring more investment opportunities in other major urban centres in Australia.Recent hotel acquisitions follow a landmark year for the Group which has seen it open Hong Kong’s first warehouse conversion hotel and third member of Design Hotels, Ovolo Southside.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wiseman
After all, it’s not like the idea that Fitzgerald’s contract was going to need to be restructured caught everyone by surprise.“I think the biggest thing is, in any negotiation, you’ve got to find a balance where both parties feel like we have a good situation,” he said. “And again, we’re working tirelessly — that’s my number one objective right now, it’s our number one objective as an organization, and we’ve said it all along and it hasn’t changed. “Larry Fitzgerald, we want him to retire a Cardinal.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Keim said he has opened up contract negotiations with Fitzgerald, whose contract, if unchanged, will see him count $23.6 million against the team’s salary cap in 2015. “I don’t want to negotiate through the media,” he said. “I have a lot of respect for not only the player — tremendous amount of respect for Larry Fitzgerald — but have a great relationship with (Fitzgerald’s agent) Eugene Parker, who I’ve worked with on a number of players.“The communication has been constant and hopefully we have a resolution that both parties are happy with.”Fitzgerald, of course, is the franchise’s all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. An eight-time Pro Bowler, he is the face of the franchise. Last season, he caught 63 passes for 784 yards and two touchdowns. Though the numbers are modest, he led the team in first downs and proved time and time again how important he was both as a blocker and leader on the field.Keim said they would prefer to have a new agreement in place by March 10, when free agency begins, but that does not mean they will part ways if a deal isn’t worked out by then. He will chat with Parker more at the Scouting Combine next week, but noted how there has been a “constant dialogue” over the last year or so. Your browser does not support the audio element. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments Share Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Either Larry Fitzgerald will agree to restructure his contract with the Arizona Cardinals, or he won’t.If he doesn’t, then the future Hall of Famer’s 11-year run with the team will come to an end.And that’s not really a thought general manager Steve Keim would like to entertain.“It would be awfully tough for me to see Larry Fitzgerald wearing another uniform,” Keim told Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Friday as part of Newsmakers Week. LISTEN: Steve Keim, AZ Cardinals General Manager