Alabama vs. Oklahoma: Game Time, Channel, Announcers

first_imgalabama head coach nick saban at the sec championship gameATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 35-28 in the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)For the Alabama and Oklahoma football programs, tomorrow’s the big day.The two powerhouse programs are set to meeting in the Orange Bowl, in the No. 1 vs. No. 4 game of the College Football Playoff semifinals.Alabama rolled through the regular season with an undefeated record, dominating most of the teams along the way, with Tua Tagovailoa putting up Heisman-worthy numbers, and barely needing to play in fourth quarters.Things were a little shaky in the SEC Championship Game against Georgia, especially after a largely-ineffective Tagovailoa was knocked out of the game. Jalen Hurts entered and dominated, securing yet another Playoff berth for the Tide.It was Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray that wound up edging out Tagovailoa for the Heisman, with his impressive numbers, and efficiency that even outdid the Alabama quarterback despite having to carry the team.Oklahoma was not as dominant across the board, though. The team lost to Texas during the year, a game it avenged in the Big 12 Championship, and had serious defensive struggles.Alabama and Oklahoma will play in the later game of the back-to-back College Football Playoff semifinals.The game from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami will kick off at approximately 8 p.m. ET.High Tide in Miami.#OutworkYesterday#CapitalOneOrangeBowl#CFBPlayoff#RollTide pic.twitter.com/T0AAMX88Zq— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) December 27, 2018The game will be broadcast on ESPN, with Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe on the call.The winner will face the Clemson-Notre Dame Cotton Bowl winner in the National Championship Game.last_img read more

Vatican No 2 opens online abuse seminar amid child porn scandal involving

first_imgROME – The Vatican’s secretary of state is headlining an international conference on protecting children from online sexual abuse and exploitation, weeks after he recalled one of his diplomats who was caught up in a U.S.-Canadian investigation into child porn.Organizers said the arrest warrant issued for Monsignor Carlo Capella showed the need for the conference, which opens Tuesday and ends Friday when participants bring a set of proposals to Pope Francis.Police in Windsor, Ont., said last week that Capella, 50, allegedly uploaded child porn to a social networking site while visiting a place of worship in the city between Dec. 24 and Dec. 27.Capella is accused of accessing, possessing and distributing child pornography. Windsor police said they were alerted in February that someone in the city had allegedly uploaded child porn using a social networking site.They obtained records of the internet service provider and determined the dates in question. Windsor police issued a Canada-wide arrest warrant for Capella, though it noted that he had returned to Italy.The Vatican recalled Capella, the No. 4 official in its Washington embassy, after the U.S. State Department notified it Aug. 21 of a “possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images” by one of its diplomats in Washington.Panelists at the international conference this week include leading researchers in public health, law enforcement, government as well as executives form Facebook and Microsoft — evidence of the across-the-board realization that the digital age is bringing exponential new threats to children.“The risks are everywhere. It is not a western problem,” said the Rev. Hans Zollner, conference organizer and head of the Center for Child Protection at the Pontifical Gregorian University, the Catholic Church’s leading research and education centre on sexual abuse prevention and child protection.Zollner cited a chilling statistic: In the coming years, it is estimated that 500 million more Indians will go online, many of them young Indians whose parents may not even have a smartphone, much less be aware of the “dark web” and the anonymous, unregulated regions of the internet where much of the traffic is related to sexual abuse.Most of the panelists hail from the U.S. and Europe, where research into the issue of child sexual abuse is a generation ahead of other parts of the world where the issue is still so taboo it isn’t even spoken of, much less considered viable for research funding, Zollner said.But invited guests hail from around the world, including delegations from China’s cyberspace administration, the head of the Russian internet industry association, the Saudi and UAE interior ministries, as well as a Brazilian federal judge and prosecutor, and NGOs from elsewhere in Latin America, said Ernie Allen, chair of the WeProtect global alliance.— With files from The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Activist going back to court Alberta appeals stay in pot seed giveaway

first_imgCALGARY – A prominent cannabis activist who was arrested in Calgary during a national tour to distribute millions of free marijuana seeds to the public is heading back to court.Police charged Dana Larsen with drug trafficking and possession in April 2016 after small packets of pot seeds were handed out to the audience at an event as part of his Overgrow Canada tour.Last month provincial court Judge A. J. Brown stayed the charges saying the case took too long to get to trial.Alberta’s Justice Department said Tuesday the Crown is appealing the ruling and a court date has been set for July 2.In her ruling, Brown blamed much of the delay on the prosecution, noting the history of the case looks like “the route of a driverless bus.”“Without firm, overall direction of the prosecution, the file has been rife with unacceptable Crown delay,” Brown wrote.The case is being handled by federal prosecutors.Larsen said he’s surprised by the appeal when more serious cases have been tossed due to trial delays.“I find it disheartening that there are so many other cases in Alberta over the last year that have had charges dropped because of these court delays for people with accusations of murder, rape — serious crimes,” he said in an interview from Vancouver.“But they are finding court time to deal with me and to appeal my decision when I am giving away low THC cannabis seeds.”Larsen has distributed more than seven million free marijuana seeds to Canadians in 14 cities over the past two years, including Calgary.He said Calgary was the only place where police showed up.The aim of the campaign is to encourage Canadians to plant the seeds in public places as an act of civil disobedience.“The idea is to normalize the presence of cannabis plants in public spaces,” he said.The federal government plans to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in July.Larsen said he can’t understand why the Crown came after him when people can now openly buy high-THC marijuana seeds in stores and on online across Canada.“I am not sure if they are trying to make an example out of me to try and stop other people or trying to create a precedent,” he said.“I find it bizarre that they are going after the guy who is giving away low-THC cannabis seeds, while they don’t seem to care about the many, many businesses that are selling high THC cannabis seeds for profit.”Larsen served as editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine and was a founding member of the B.C. Marijuana Party and the Canadian Marijuana Party.He led an unsuccessful bid for a marijuana referendum in British Columbia and has run a medicinal cannabis dispensary for seven years.In 2011, he ran for the leadership of the provincial NDP in B.C.— By John Cotter in Edmontonlast_img read more

Harper government considering allowing UN rapporteur on Indigenous issues to visit Canada

first_imgBy Jorge Barrera APTN National News OTTAWA–The Harper government says the request by the UN rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples is under consideration.James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples, also met with Canadian officials in Geneva, including Ottawa’s ambassador to the UN, in July 2012.“The request of the UN special rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples is under active consideration,” said a spokesperson for Foreign Affairs in an email to APTN National News.In a February letter to the Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), however, Anaya says Ottawa had continued to ignore his year-old request to visit Canada to investigate the “human rights situation of Indigenous peoples.”Anaya says he made his first request to the federal government in February 2012. Since then, and despite at least two additional requests, Anaya says he has received no response.“I have communicated with the government of Canada to request its consent for me to conduct an official visit to the country to examine and report on the human rights situation of Indigenous peoples there,” writes Anaya, according to the Feb. 20 letter to UBCIC.. “I initially made the request in February of 2012 and am still awaiting a response from the government.”Anaya, however, met with Canadian officials last summer and they discussed a number of issues related to his mandate.Anaya has said he will find a way to meet with First Nations leaders through unofficial channels if he doesn’t receive an official invitation from Ottawa.“If I do not receive a positive response from the government in the coming months, I can explore ways of meeting with First Nations leaders from Canada outside the context of an official visit,” writes Anaya.Anaya’s letter came in response to an invitation from Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the UBCIC.Anaya’s term ends in May 2014. jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

TangierMed Port Global Maritime Hub Financial Times

London  – The Tangier-Med port, operational since 2007, has become a global maritime hub that provides an ideal connectivity with Europe, the Mediterranean and the rest of the world, the Financial Times wrote Wednesday in a special on Morocco.This large-scale port has four competitive free zones to attract investments for the industry and services sectors and create jobs, the business daily pointed out.Tangier-Med, which aspires to be an integrated strategic port, bosts 20 pc of global maritime traffic with 100,000 vessels annually, the publication said, highlighting the efforts aimed at strengthening the position of this port as an essential hub in the Mediterranean basin and Africa.  The construction of the port, which is part of the industrial development strategy of Morocco, has attracted many companies in the free zones dedicated to the automotive industry (seats, wiring, air conditioning system), the aeronautics (composite parts, air exchanger), the electronics (electronic boards, sensors), the textiles (finished goods) and the food industry notably the processing of sea products, the same source added.With MAP read more

Plant with capacity to launder 3 million litres of fuel a year

first_imgTWO MEN HAVE been arrested after a large-scale diesel laundering plant was uncovered in rural Co Meath this evening.Fuel and related equipment was also seized in a joint operation carried out by Revenue officers and gardaí in the townland of Macetown, Rathfeigh.The two men arrested, who are aged 19 and 20, are being questioned at Navan and Ashboune Garda Stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.According to a statement from gardaí, the unit had the capability to produce 3 million litres of laundered fuel per year, and the potential to deprive the exchequer of €1.5 million per year in terms of lost taxes.Read: Irish passengers diverted from Stansted Airport after technical problemlast_img read more

Intel finds cause of SSD 320 drive failures firmware update coming

first_imgIntel confirmed over the weekend that its series of 320 SSD drives have an issue that can render them pretty much useless.The issue is being called the Bad Context 13x Error, and it occurs when your SSD 320 drive suffers a power loss. On rebooting, the drive may only be recognized as having 8MB of storage rather than the 40GB-600GB capacities they ship with.AdChoices广告The problem doesn’t happen that often, but when it does the user has no way of fixing the drive. This has caused some major upset on the Intel forums, which is understandable when you consider the price premium being paid for such drives.The issue was first reported at the beginning of June, but only now has Intel managed to isolate the issue and come up with a solution. That fix will take the form of a firmware update which Intel is in the process of finalizing, but hasn’t provided a firm release date yet.The 25nm “affordable” 320 drives have understandably been popular due to their high read/write speeds (270/230) coupled with a decent range of storage capacities. Reviewers found them to be a little dated with the lack of a 6Gbps SATA interface, but even so, the performance and power consumption make them desirable if you find them at the right price.You will still find the 320s up for sale at the usual tech retailers as Intel believe this issue impacts so few drives they don’t need to recall the stock. With the firmware update released it should remove the issue completely.We do feel for those people who have had a broken drive for nearly two months, though. It’s unlikely Intel dragged their feet on this issue, it was probably just difficult to track down the cause. If anything it shows us hard drives based on flash memory may be super fast, but they also introduce a new range of potential bugs that need to be dealt with.Read more at the Intel community forums, via InfoWorldlast_img read more

PHOTO Dave Bautista with Shane McMahon at premiere

first_imgFacebook Dave Bautista Rumored To Be Making Return To WWE Ring Now Playing Up Next Zoe Saldana Kevin Owens sends cryptic NXT messages after being “fired” on Smackdown Live Videos Articles Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Dave Bautista will be a character in new video game, Finn Balor reveals new look Chad Gable advances to the finals of the King of the Ring to be held on this Monday’s RAW Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Stan Lee Dave Bautista Talks About Life After WWE And Before `Guardians Of The Galaxy` Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Tom Hiddleston Top 3: Comic-Con Moments WhatsApp Former WWE star Dave Bautista posted a photo on Twitter on Monday evening with former WWE executive Shane McMahon at the “Spectre” world premiere.Source: @DaveBautistaRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipTop 3: Comic-Con MomentsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:03/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 26.56%0:03Remaining Time -3:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Dave Bautista Doesn`t See All Elite Wrestling As Legitimate Competition To WWE Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Now Playing Up Nextlast_img

Kids celebrate summer at Chucks carnival

first_imgWhat better way to celebrate the first full week of summer vacation than by attending an old-fashioned carnival? Kids celebrated summer Monday at the Chuck’s Produce location in east Vancouver with games, prizes, popcorn, snow cones and a pie-eating contest. Camas resident Ryder Smith, 10, is all smiles as he wins a round of the whipped cream pie eating contest. At left, little feet look for the magic square to step on when the music stops during the cupcake walk. If your children missed out, Chuck’s Salmon Creek store will have a kids’ carnival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, July 9.last_img read more

Napoli name strong squad for Liverpool trip

first_imgNapoli have named their squad for the Champions League trip to Liverpool, with the likes of Simone Verdi and Vlad Chiriches the notable absentees.The match slated to take place at Anfield on Tuesday at 20.00 GMT happens to be the decider for who goes through to the Round of 16.According to Football Italia, Raul Albiol who was left out of the team for Saturday’s 4-0 Serie A victory over Frosinone will make the trip and is expected to start at Anfield.Ghoulam is equally part of the travelling party after providing two assists for Arkadiusz Milik this weekend, his first appearance since rupturing his ACL in November 2017.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.The only absentees for Ancelotti’s side are Simone Verdi and Vlad Chiriches, while Amin Younes is not on the UEFA list.Napoli squad for Liverpool: Ospina, Karnezis, Meret, Mario Rui, Maksimovic, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Luperto, Malcuit, Hysaj, Zielinski, Fabian Ruiz, Rog, Allan, Diawara, Hamsik, Mertens, Callejon, Milik, Insigne, OunasLiverpool warmed up for the clash with a 4-0 win over Bournemouth thanks to Salah’s hat-trick and Klopp is banking on their 12th man(the Anfield crowd) to roar them into the knockout stages.last_img read more

PVR registers marginal fall in its net profit for June quarter

first_imgPVR Ltd, the multiplex chain owner, reported a marginal fall in its net profit for the June quarter (Q1). From Rs. 43.51 crore earned a year earlier, the company’s profit declined by 1.60 percent to Rs. 42.81 crore.The total revenues earned, however, shot up by 17.33 percent to Rs. 570.24 crore from Rs. 486 crore gained a year earlier. To give the break up, net sales from its operation business earned Rs. 559 crore and the other businesses earned Rs. 102 crore in revenues.Kotak Securities said in a note that the key blockbuster movies during the June Q1 were The Jungle Book, Sairat, Fan and Captain America. It added, the number of movie-watchers at PVR also increased by 9 percent to 20.7 million, while the average price per ticket grew also grew 7 percent to Rs. 195 compared to a year ago period.Food and beverage (F&B) consumption too increased 5 percent to Rs. 78 per movie-goer, while the multiplex-chain gained 13 percent growth over a year’s period in its advertisement revenue too.Business Segment RevenuesThe company’s main business segment of movie exhibition earned the lion’s share of Rs. 530 crore in revenue, followed by two other key segments like production and distribution (Rs. 26 crore) and gaming and restaurant segment (Rs. 20 crore). Net profits from the three segments were Rs. 84 crore, Rs. 1.3 crore and Rs. 60 lakh respectively.Business Segment Expenditure For the June Q1, the cost of exhibiting the movies was Rs. 121 crore, while money expended for F&B services was Rs. 36 crore. Rent and electricity expenses for the period was Rs. 91 crore and Rs. 64 crore respectively.The note added that PVR opened 8 new screens in the June Q1 and added 29 screens of DT Cinemas. It also closed 2 single screen ventures in the country, while its overall screen count stood at 551.At market close on Friday, PVR share on Bombay Stock Exchange was up by 0.19 percent to Rs. 1145.last_img read more

Man killed in alleged gunfight with RAB

first_img.A man was killed in what the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) called a gunfight in Keshabpur of Panchbibi upazila in Joypurhat early Wednesday.Deceased Sohel Rana, 42, son of a certain Solaiman Sardar of Uttar Gopalpur village in the upazila, was a drug trader, claimed the RAB, reports UNB.Tipped off, a team of RAB conducted a raid in the area around 2:30am, assistant superintendent of police Azmal Hossain, camp commander of RAB-5 said.Sensing presence of the law enforcement, the criminals opened fire on them, forcing the RAB members to fire back in self-defence, he added.At one stage, Sohel caught in the line of fire and died on the spot. Two RAB men sustained injuries during the gunfight, the ASP said.A pistol, bullets, a magazine, three SIM cards, two mobile phone sets and 60 bottles of phensidyl were recovered from the spot.Sohel was wanted in eight/ ten cases, said the RAB official.Prothom Alo, however, could not verify the law enforcement’s version of the incident independently as no version of it was available immediately either from any witness or from any member of the victim’s family.last_img read more

Pandora Punches Up Q2 Revenue Hits 6 Million Paying Subscribers as Total

first_imgPandora, which is available only in the U.S., has more overall users than Spotify — but remains well behind streaming-music category leader on paying subscribers. Spotify ended Q2 with 180 million monthly active users and 83 million Premium subscribers; in North America, Spotify has about 56 million total users, of which nearly 26 million are Premium customers.According to Pandora CEO Roger Lynch, Pandora’s recently announced partnerships with Snap and AT&T, which is offering Pandora Premium as an option for customers of its Unlimited & More Premium wireless plan, along with enhancements to ad tech and programmatic advertising offerings, “position us to further accelerate growth and ownership of the expanding digital audio marketplace,” he said in prepared remarks.During the quarter, Pandora launched its Premium Family Plan that provides access for up to six people under one billing account for $14.99 a month. The standard Pandora Premium plan ($9.99 per month) provides on-demand access to songs for a single user.Pandora closed the acquisition of audio advertising-tech startup Adswizz on May 25. The final purchase price was $146.6 million, comprising $73.7 million in cash and 9.6 million shares.Pandora’s net loss was $92.0 million (38 cents per share) for the most recent quarter, versus a net loss of $275.1 million in Q2 last year.For the second quarter of 2018, the net loss included an “unforecasted” non-cash charge of $14.6 million related to convertible debt exchange, plus a $7.2 million tax benefit for the release of a valuation allowance associated with the acquisition of Adswizz and additional expense relating to restructuring and the AdsWizz transaction fees, all of which reduced net income by approximately $10.5 million.Total Pandora listener hours were 5.09 billion for the second quarter of 2018, down from 5.22 billion for the same period the prior year. Pandora beat Wall Street targets on sales for the second quarter, and posted a smaller net loss, as the streaming-music provider continued to its grow its subscriber base — but saw overall number of active users drop.Total Q2 revenue was $384.8 million, an increase of 12% year-over-year (excluding its now-discontinued operations in Australia and New Zealand and Ticketfly, which it sold last fall). Q2 subscription revenue was was $113.7 million, an increase of 67% on a comparable basis.Pandora added 351,000 paying subscribers for Pandora Plus and Pandora Premium in the quarter, to stand at about 6 million at the end of June (up 23% year-over-year). Total active users were 71.4 million at the end of the second quarter of 2018 — down 6% from 76.0 million in the year-earlier period, and down 900,000 sequentially from 72.3 million in Q1. ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Life as we see it

first_imgForum of Indian Photographers and Artists) presented a two – artists show titled ‘Jugalbandi’ – a confluence of photographs by Vimal S Mehta and paintings by R B. Santosh Kumar at SILVO Fraser Suites, Mayur Vihar, in the Capital from April 17 to 21. The show was inaugurated by Maheish Girri, Member of Parliament from East Delhi in the gracious presence of Niren Sengupta, Senior artist, S R Gohri, Senior artist and many other art lovers on April 17. The confluence of artworks, a chosen mix of photographs and paintings mesmerize the audience and viewers. Both the artists have showcased a mix of their works which includes landscapes, abstract, glamour, lifestyle and various other frames of life. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Vimal S Mehta, a senior photographer, has been clicking photographs since his childhood days. He has been a regular participant in national and international Photographic salons and has received more than 25 awards and over 1000 acceptances. He has held six Solo shows and numerous group shows. R B Santosh Kumar, a banker by profession, is a Delhi based artist. He has held 15 solo exhibitions, six of which were held at the Visual Art Gallery at the India Habitat Centre.last_img read more

Cops to probe role of doctors kin in Amherst Street gold loot

first_imgKolkata: The Amherst Street police is examining the role of a relativeof the doctor at the Vishudhanand Saraswati Marwari Hospital in the alleged loot of some silver articles and gold jewellery at the doctor’s Amherst Street residence on February 24. Police officers recovered a major chunk of the articles of silver and some gold ornaments from Sodepur in North 24 Parganas on Saturday night though no one has been arrested in this connection. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataOn the incident day, the doctor’s relative had alleged loot at knife-point by two persons and claimed that she was alone with her 8-year-old nephew when the criminals looted the residence. She claimed that her nephew was fast asleep when the crime was committed. However, the probe in the case and the recovery has revealed that the doctor’s relative is very likely to have hidden the gold and silver articles herself and a fabricated story of the loot. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateShe had allegedly sold them to a jeweller based in Sodepur in North 24 Parganas from where the police officers recovered a portion of the booty. “It seems to be simply an incident of theft and no loot. We are questioning some people in this connection to fix up the offender,” an investigating officer said. A police source revealed that the doctor’s relative , who is the prime suspect in the case, had been practising black magic for which she needed money. So she deliberately planned the whole episode, the source said. The complaint at the police station stated that the loot continued for 25 minutes and the duo had threatened to kill the victim’s nephew. The two were masked so the victim could not identify them. The police had suspected the role of some insider in the incident from the very beginning.last_img read more

NASA Takes Radiation Shielding In Spacecraft Very Seriously Heres How They Do

first_img (1) $13.99$24.99 ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission. ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY Let’s Explore The Sun & Moon [Download] The Apollo Program Begins, Caves & Planck (15) Close In 2024, NASA will send astronauts to the surface of the Moon for the first time since the Apollo programs ended.However, before any launch, the space agency is first making sure that each spacecraft that will deliver man or rover to destinations across the solar system, including the sun, can survive the harsh conditions in space.Making A Spacecraft Radiation-ReadyEach spacecraft launched are designed to weather the different environment that it will encounter during a mission, whether it be extreme temperatures or space radiation. Bestseller Bestseller (42) NASA Space Program Space Cat – 2.75″ Astronauts Spa… Related Products Bestseller ENDS IN Bestseller $4.97$4.97 Ads by Amazon ENDS IN AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches All Wow facts 4Share this videoCopyPausePlay00:00% Buffered0PreviousPausePlayNextLive00:00 / 00:00UnmuteMuteExit fullscreenFullscreenCopy video urlPlay / PauseMute / UnmuteReport a problemLanguageBackMox PlayerDefaultEnglishEspañolУкраїнськаРусский”Based on where they’re going, we tell mission designers what their space environment will be like, and they come back to us with their instrument plans and ask, ‘Are these parts going to survive there?” said Megan Casey, an aerospace engineer at the Radiation Effects and Analysis Group at NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center in Maryland. “The answer is always yes, no, or I don’t know. If we don’t know, that’s when we do additional testing. That’s the vast majority of our job.”First off, the engineers equip a spacecraft with parts hardened to survive radiation or use materials that are not susceptible to particle strikes. They use layered aluminum or titanium, for example, which slow down and prevent energetic particles from reaching the cargo.Testing A SpacecraftThe Radiation Effects Facility is capable of imitating varying amounts of radiation. Engineers use computer models to trace how much radiation a spacecraft will face during its journey and when it arrives at its destination.Before launch, a spacecraft goes through testing in the radiation facility. A component will be placed in a room where it will be blasted with a medley of energetic particles to see if it will survive radiation throughout its mission.The engineers also watch out for slow degradation due to long-term exposure to mild but constant radiation.After testing, the engineers might add shielding if needed. Shielding adds bulk and weight, raising fuel needs.However, an encounters the most energetic particles would be a death sentence to a spacecraft. According to calculations, there is a once every 1,000 days chance that a traveling spacecraft would encounter such a blow.In such a case, a common strategy at NASA is to pack multiples of the same parts that work together simultaneously. If one part stops working, the other will be able to continue the mission.”Refining our models of space radiation ultimately helps us make better selection of devices,” said Michael Xapsos, a member of the Project Scientist Team at NASA’s Space Environment Testbeds.”With more data, engineers can make better trades between risk, cost, and performance in the electronic devices they pick.”At the end f June, NASA will launch the Space Environment Testbeds, which will investigate space environment and determine how it will impact hardware performance. TAG NASA, Radiation, space DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Zenwells Emergency Mylar Thermal Blanket Bulk (10 P… $0.99$0.99 Ads by Amazon $9.99$9.99last_img read more

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first_imgNews | August 03, 2009 Radiology Group Gets ACR Accreditation for High-Field, Extremity, Open MRI Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more News | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 01, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Medical Device Safety in MRI Environment The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new draft guidance titled Testing and Labeling Medical Devices for… read more Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. August 3, 2009 – Northeast Radiology reported it received the first-in-the-nation American College of Radiology (ACR) Accreditation for its high-field, extremity, open MRIs located in Danbury, Conn. and Mount Kisco, N.Y., featuring the MSK Extreme MRI from ONI Medical Systems.Northeast Radiology worked closely with the ACR to meet the standards of excellence for extremity, open MRI. When a patient needs an MRI for their knee, hand, wrist, elbow, foot, or ankle, they can sit in a reclining chair while placing only the body part needing imaging inside the scanner. The patient can read a book or listen to music. Parents or guardians appreciate that they can sit next to a child and interact while the child has a comfortable MRI.“I have found that the high-field, extremity, open MRI is especially suited for claustrophobic or pediatric patients,” explained Kei Doi, M.D., musculoskeletal radiologist for Northeast Radiology. “It is an extremely comfortable examination and the feedback we’ve received from our patients has been favorable.”ACR accreditation demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care and is recognized for its value by major health care providers. ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in their field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.For more information: www.nerad.com and www.onimri.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more Related Content News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read morelast_img read more

Beatification of Romero signals new understanding of martyr

first_imgA martyrdom declaration exempts the saintly candidate from the beatification requirement that the Vatican confirm a miracle attributed to his or her intercession. A second miracle is usually needed to be canonized.Romero was killed by right-wing death squads — presumably baptized Catholics from the overwhelmingly Roman Catholic El Salvador — who vehemently opposed his preaching against the repression of the poor by the army at the start of the country’s 1980-1992 civil war. Romero was gunned down on March 24, 1980, as he celebrated Mass in a hospital chapel in San Salvador.Romero’s sainthood case had been held up for years by the Vatican, primarily due to opposition from conservative Latin American churchmen who feared his perceived association with liberation theology would embolden the movement that holds that Jesus’ teachings require followers to fight for social and economic justice.It was also delayed over related questions about whether Romero was killed out of hatred for his faith or his politics. If killed for his politics, it was argued, he couldn’t be declared a martyr of the faith.In the end, Pope Francis decreed that Romero was killed as a martyr out of hatred for the faith — or “in odium fidei.” But the decree confirmed the acceptance of a new understanding that martyrs can be killed, even by church-going Catholics, out of hatred for their Gospel-inspired work in favor of the poor and disenfranchised, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the postulator or main proponent of Romero’s cause. “If in the past the term ‘in odium fidei’ was strictly linked to the faith … today it is filled with the great themes of charity, justice and peace,” Paglia told reporters last week.Behind that new understanding is the exhortation from the Second Vatican Council, the 1962-65 meetings that brought the church into the 20th century, for pastors to get out of the sacristy and work for social justice causes, particularly for the neediest, he said.The bishops of Latin America took that message to heart and in the years after Vatican II developed an entire spiritual and pastoral program — crystalized in liberation theology — that focused on the church’s “preferential option for the poor,” he said.“The Latin American church is the church that first — and more than any other — understood this perspective of Vatican II,” Paglia said. “It’s impossible to understand Romero without Vatican II.”That said, Romero isn’t the first to be declared a martyr under this new understanding of the word.St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish priest who traded his life for that of a married man at Auschwitz in 1941, was beatified under normal procedures in 1971. But when St. John Paul II canonized him in 1982, he announced that he would be venerated as a martyr. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober For decades, officials insisted the death was accidental. But the case was reopened in 2010 after a former priest who had been riding with the bishop said their car had been forced off the road.Last year, a court sentenced two former military officials to life in prison for the crime, which was one of the most notorious of the country’s Dirty War.The Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez, the father of liberation theology, said 20th century martyrs like Romero and Angelelli “were assassinated by baptized Christians, who called themselves Christian.”He said the Latin American church now considers that martyrs are those who are killed for their love of God, the church and its people.“This Latin American martyrdom has helped something — for justice, for the love of people,” he told a Vatican press conference recently. “I think something has changed.”___Follow Nicole Winfield at www.twitter.com/nwinfieldCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FILE – In this March 24, 2011 file photo, people march carrying portraits of slain Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero in San Salvador, El Salvador. The upcoming beatification of El Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero is doing more than just giving Latin America its long-awaited saint-in-waiting. It has helped redefine the Catholic Church’s concept of martyrdom and paved the way for others killed for doing God’s work to follow in Romero’s saint-making footsteps. (AP Photo/Luis Romero, File) Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk More recently, an Italian priest, the Rev. Giuseppe “Pino” Puglisi, was beatified as a martyr in 2013 after being gunned down by mobsters in a bid to silence his anti-Mafia preaching.In both cases, a more expansive definition of martyrdom was used: Kolbe presented himself to his killers to spare the life of a young father, an act of immense charity. Puglisi was gunned down because of his preaching about justice.“They wanted to kill an incarnate faith, a faith informed by charity, a faith informed by justice,” Paglia said. “And in Romero all of this appears with great clarity and evidence.”Paglia says Romero’s beatification has now provided a “fairly robust opening” for similar martyrs, particularly from Latin America.In fact, around the same time that Romero was declared a martyr, the beatification process began for his friend, the Rev. Rutilio Grande — the inspiration for his ministry in favor of the poor. Grande was a Jesuit similarly gunned down by El Salvador’s right-wing death squads, and he is also being considered for beatification as a martyr.Recently, the Vatican gave the green light for the martyrdom beatification process to begin for a contemporary of Francis’ from Argentina, La Rioja Bishop Enrique Angelelli. An avowed leftist, Angelelli was killed Aug. 4, 1976 in a car crash, shortly after Argentina’s military seized power and began a crackdown on suspected leftist “subversives.” VATICAN CITY (AP) — The upcoming beatification of El Salvador Archbishop Oscar Romero is doing more than just giving Latin America its long-awaited saint-in-waiting. It has helped redefine the Catholic Church’s concept of martyrdom and paved the way for others killed for doing God’s work to follow in Romero’s saint-making footsteps.Traditionally, the Catholic Church recognizes martyrs as people who were killed for refusing to renounce their faith, often during bouts of anti-Christian persecution. It assumes that the killer intended to kill out of hatred for the person’s belief in Christ, such as the many Christian martyrs being killed today in the Mideast at the hands of Islamic extremists.center_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. 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Chubbs Travel Survey reveals four Singapore leisure travel trends

first_img“With the proliferation of mobile devices in a highly connected society such as Singapore, it is not surprising that 88 percent of the respondents would frequently book their leisure trips online while 72% would purchase their travel insurance online. What is disturbing is that close to 30% of the survey respondents have travelled without insurance but wish they hadn’t. We delved further and found that half of them travelled thrice or more in a year, incurring a higher exposure to travel mishaps without the safety net provided by travel insurance. The findings reinforce our push to educate consumers on the benefits of travel insurance and also provide 2 useful tips to help our customers travel smarter and be better prepared for their trips,” said Greg Dodds, Country President of Chubb Insurance Singapore Limited.Jon Ford, Vice President & Regional Head of Travel, Asia Pacific for Chubb, commented, “We are constantly seeking to understand Singapore travellers’ attitudes towards travel insurance and their motivation for purchase. As a responsible insurer, we also want to identify potential travel mishaps that they are likely to encounter so that we can tailor our travel insurance product to provide relevant and timely coverage. By conducting surveys, coupled with an innovative approach to product development and testing, we are committed to meeting the evolving needs of today’s consumers.”Source = Chubb’s Travel Insurance Chubb’s Travel Survey reveals four Singapore leisure travel trendsChubb today revealed four trends pertaining to leisure travel in Singapore. From November to December last year, 1, 998 Singapore travellers participated in an online survey conducted by Chubb Travel Insurance.Their responses uncovered the following insights:Seventy-nine percent of Singapore respondents travelled twice a year ormore, across all ages and gender.– Singapore travellers continued to be avid travellers despite the slowingeconomy during the last quarter of the year. Although this was a mere 2%percent drop from a similar survey done in 2014, it reinforced the fact thatSingapore travellers have a large appetite for vacations overseas. Theadditional public holiday from the SG50 celebration also had a part to play.Their vacations overseas have not been totally incident-free as 80% of therespondents had experienced a travel mishap, up from 75% in 2014.– Flight delays continued to occupy the top spot. Falling ill was the nextmost common incident, followed by trip postponement or cancellation.The survey respondents also indicated that theft (52%) was their top travelfear, followed by being injured in an accident (44%) and then loss or delay ofluggage (43%).– It appears to be a trend for younger respondents (those less than 30 yearsold) to be most worried about travel inconvenience such as theft and lossor delay of luggage. This is in contrast to the older respondents of 40 yearsand above, who were worried most about suffering an injury and falling ill.This is a similar finding in the 2014’s survey results.Thirty percent of the survey respondents have travelled without insurancebut wish they hadn’t.– This is an increase from 23% last year.last_img read more

Low Homeownership Rates Push Homebuilders into Rental Market

first_img in Daily Dose, Headlines, News Low Homeownership Rates Push Homebuilders into Rental Market homeownership rates Lennar rentals 2015-03-20 Samantha Guzman Lennar homebuilder made a big move when they decided to enter the rental market after disappointing homeownership rates. Now, according to a report from Bloomberg News that risk could be paying off, influencing other homebuilders to make the jump and increase their rental properties.The business news company reports, Lennar opened its first community of single-family rental homes this month in Sparks, Nevada, and has a construction pipeline of 20,000 apartments exceeding $5.5 billion, the Miami-based company said today.“We’ve seen and continue to see outsized improvement in the rental market in terms of low vacancies and higher rental rates,” Chief Executive Officer Stuart Miller said on Lennar’s earnings conference call Thursday. “The inability of the American family to access the mortgage market” is forcing many families to consider renting single-family homes because they aren’t able to buy.The U.S. homeownership rate fell to its lowest level in 20 years at the end of 2014 at the same time the rental housing vacancy rate dropped to its smallest share since 1993, according to the Census Bureau. Demand has shifted toward rentals as millions of homeowners lost properties to foreclosure and potential buyers couldn’t afford to own real estate or had trouble qualifying for loans.Sales and construction of new homes remain below historical averages. Single-family home starts plunged 15 percent in February from the previous month to an annual pace of 593,000 as bad weather slowed development, the Commerce Department reported this week. The average since 1995 has been 1.04 million.Institutional investors have purchased more than 528,000 single-family rental homes for $68 billion since 2011, creating a new asset class in what has been a mom and pop industry, according to a report this month by Haendel St. Juste, an analyst at Morgan Stanley. Most of the houses bought by landlords such as Blackstone Group LP’s Invitation Homes, with 47,000 rentals, and American Homes 4 Rent, with 35,000, have been foreclosures, which cost less than the new houses Lennar is offering.Lennar held a grand opening March 14 of model houses at Frontera at Pioneer Meadows, an 80-home community near Reno, Nevada. Rents will start at $1,399 for the two-, three- and four-bedroom properties with amenities such as finished yards, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and washer-dryers.The single-family rentals are an experimental “hybrid between our for-sale and our multifamily apartment community program,” Miller said on the call. “If the rental concept doesn’t work as well as we’d like, we can always convert to a for-sale platform.”Lennar’s offering of houses for lease “may be a wise business move since first-time mortgage availability remains constrained versus historical norms,” Jay McCanless, an analyst with Sterne Agee & Leach Inc. said in a March 16 note to clients.Toll Brothers Inc., the largest builder of luxury homes, has also entered the rental-apartment and student-housing business as a hedge against uneven demand for new-home purchases.Lennar on Thursday reported better-than-expected net income for the three months through February of $115 million, or 50 cents a share, up from $78.1 million, or 35 cents, a year earlier. New orders climbed 18 percent to 5,287 homes and increased 25 percent in value to $1.8 billion.Lennar was little changed Thursday, closing at $49.65. The shares are up 11 percent this year, compared with a 3.5 percent gain for the 22-member Bloomberg homebuilding index.(Reporting by John Gittelsohn)center_img March 20, 2015 596 Views Sharelast_img read more