About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe delighted with Fraser formby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe is delighted with the form of Ryan Fraser.The Scotland international has been a regular presence under Howe this season and is level with Eden Hazard for most assists in the Premier League this season with nine.”He’s done so well this [season], he’s been a regular goal creator, goal scorer and his set-piece delivery has been excellent, which was evident on Wednesday,” Howe said.”Two lovely free-kicks, one floated and one whipped, with two goals coming from that. So really pleased.”I’m not surprised [by his performances]. His technical ability is so high; he’s got two lovely feet and a very good football brain.”It was more a case of wanting him to show everybody what he can do on a consistent basis and he’s started to do it this [season].”
LG launches LG X6 with 3,500mAh battery and triple rear camera setupThe LG X6 is the successor to last year’s LG X5 and it comes with a 3,500mAh battery and military grade certification.advertisement Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiJune 11, 2019UPDATED: June 12, 2019 17:09 IST HIGHLIGHTSLG has launched the LG X6 in South Korea.The LG X6 comes with a triple rear camera setup.The LG X6 comes with a 6.26-inch screen.LG electronics on Tuesday, June 11, launched a new budget smartphone – the LG X6 – in Korea with a 3,500mAh battery and a triple rear camera setup. The newly launched LG X6 is the successor to the LG X5 (2018) that was launched in the country last year and sports a massive 4,500mAh battery and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.In terms of the specifications, the LG X6 features a large 6.26-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch. It comes with a set of four physical buttons. While two buttons on the left can be used to control the volume, the third button on the same side can be used for invoking the Google Assistant. The fourth button sits on the right side which can be used for turning the phone on or off. In terms of the screen, the LG X6, just like a lot of LG’s flagship devices such as the LG G7+ ThinQ, which we reviewed last year, comes with a second screen option which gives the users a quick access to functions such as the frequently accessed contacts, emails and messages.In terms of the techical specifications, the LG X6 runs on the octa-core Mediatek mt6762 processor and sports 3GB RAM with a 64GB memory capacity. As mentioned before, it comes with a vertically stacked triple rear camera setup which includes a 16MP primary sensor, a 5MP wide angle lens with a 120-degree angle of view and a 2MP depth sensor. There a fingerprint sensor under the rear camera setup – a feature that is common to most LG smartphones. On the front, it sports a 13MP selfie camera.advertisementThe newly launched LG X6 features support for 32-bit DAC along with DTS:X technology that provides 7.1 multi channel surround sound. In addition to that, the phone supports LG Pay via NFC and it comes with MIL-STD 810G military grade certification. It will be available in South Korea in Moroccan Blue and New Aurora Black colour variants for 349,800 won (Rs 20,560 approx). As far as the availability is concerned, while the LG X6 has been launched in South Korea, there is no word on when or if the phone will be available in global markets.ALSO READ: | LG to launch a W-series smartphone with triple rear camera setup exclusive to Amazon in India soonALSO READ: | LG Stylo 5 image renders leaked ahead of launchALSO READ: | LG launches LG X5 with 4,500 mAh battery, fingerprint scanner and Android OreoGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow LGFollow LG smartphones
Jaipur: With the appointment of Kalraj Mishra as the new Governor of Rajasthan, his predecessor Kalyan Singh has become the fourth governor in the state to complete his five-year term, and the first to do so after 1967. Since independence, only three other governors have completed their tenure in the state. Raj Pramukh Sawai Mansingh served as governor from March 30, 1949 to October 31, 1956; Gurumukh Nihal Singh from November 1, 1956 to April 15, 1962; and Sampoornanand from April 16, 1962 to April 15, 1967. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Sampoornanand was the last state governor to achieve the distinction. Since then, around 40 governors were appointed, but none could complete their five-year term. Seventeen were brought in from different states and were assigned the charge for a short term. Some were transferred, while some others resigned due to government change at the Centre. Four governors died while in office. Thus a jinx — that Rajasthan governors cannot complete their tenure — came into being. After 52 years, Kalyan Singh has managed to break the jinx.
Editor’s note: This article contains details that may be disturbing to some readersToronto police tell CityNews they are investigating two new incidents at St. Michael’s College School and there are videos of both.“What we are looking at is two additional videos turned over to us,” said Inspector Dominic Sinopoli, Unit Commander of Sex Crimes for Toronto police. “One of the videos is going to be classified as a threatening occurrence and the secondary video will be classified as an assault with a weapon.”In one of the new videos a boy is reportedly being smacked with a belt.Insp. Sinopoli says potential victims in the latest videos have not yet been identified and it’s too soon to say if additional charges will be laid.Sinopoli didn’t say who submitted the videos, but confirmed that they did not come from school officials.Toronto Police Inspector Dominic Sinopoli tells me the first video is threatening, the second video is assault a weapon. In that video a boy is being smacked with a belt. No further details.— Shaunacitynews (@shaunacitynews) November 20, 2018Police are now investigating a total of six incidents at the prestigious all-boys private school, which announced Tuesday that it was cancelling its mid-year assessments as well as all events involving external groups, teams, and public performances for the remainder of the yearOn Monday, six students were arrested and charged in connection with an alleged gang sexual assault with a broom handle that had been recorded on video and circulated on social media.The suspects, who are all between the ages of 14 and 15, were all charged with assault, gang sexual assault, and sexual assault with a weapon.WATCH: Principal of St. Michael’s College School speaks to media after 6 students charged RELATED: Timeline of events at St. Michael’s College SchoolFive of the suspects turned themselves in to police, while another was arrested while on his way to school.They were held in custody until being released on bail later Monday.Bail was set between $5,000 and $7,000 and all six are scheduled to return to court on Dec. 19.WATCH: 6 St. Mike’s students arrested in sex assault investigation Toronto Mayor John Tory spoke about the scandal Tuesday morning.“The whole thing is very sad,” he said. “This is a school that has many proud tradition over a long period of time but these are clearly very sad, very tragic, and very unacceptable events that seem to have occurred.”“I would hope that in every public school, every private school,. every community organization, people are taking awful stories like that and using it as a moment to reflect.”More to come
Twitter Jaaji, left, and Chelsey June, right, make up Ottawa duo Twin Flames. The musicians recorded their song Human for the UNESCO Year of Indigenous Languages. (Sean Sisk) CBC is doing a series of stories to recognize that the United Nations has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages. The observance is meant to raise awareness about the consequences of losing endangered languages, and to establish a link between language, development, peace and reconciliation. When Chelsey June and Jaaji take the stage as the band Twin Flames, they want to break down barriers and help people connect with each other — no matter what background they come from.That’s their message in their new single Human, which is a song for UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Languages. June, who is Métis, and Jaaji, who is Inuk and Mohawk, say they want to reach people who do not speak their languages Advertisement The band, which has won several national music awards for their work, blends contemporary folk music with Indigenous storytelling. Their songs are in English, Inuktitut and French. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement
TORONTO — Talks are continuing today between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario and its workers, who have threatened to go on strike at one minute past midnight.But there’s no word on how the talks between the LCBO and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union are going.A conciliator involved in the negotiations has imposed a media blackout and neither side will comment.The blackout remained in force as of noon.Although the union has threatened job action if a deal isn’t reached by midnight, union president Smokey Thomas had previously expressed confidence an agreement would be worked out.The LCBO extended store hours for its outlets the past couple of days to allow customers more time to stock up.A few stores are open late in downtown Toronto on Sunday because of pride festivities but most stores will close at 6 p.m.
TORONTO — The plunge in global stock markets over the past week has dragged down the Canadian dollar and oil prices, but some market observers see signs the loonie’s fortunes will change this year even as the Canadian dollar continued its slide Monday.The loonie is down slightly in the opening months of the year as the global stock market rout that started at the beginning of February has investors turn to safe-haven assets like the U.S. dollar and the Japanese yen.After climbing from 79.71 cents US at the outset of 2018 to as high as 81.38 cents US on Feb. 1, the loonie reversed course at the end of last week. As of Monday morning, the loonie was down to 79.40 cents US.The Canadian dollar tends to move on several types of data — particularly commodity prices — which have also seen their fortunes reverse during the heightened levels of volatility in the marketplace. When oil prices fall, the loonie typically follows suit, especially against the greenback as oil prices are denominated in U.S. dollars.The C.D. Howe Institute says the Canadian economy is particularly open and, because of its reliance on commodity exports, vulnerable to shocks from abroad.The Canadian dollar’s response during recent tumult is consistent with past periods of volatility, said Mark McCormick, North American head of FX strategy for TD Securities.He forecasts the loonie will bottom out at about 79 cents US and settle into a range of 80 to 81 cents US within the next couple of months.“If we start to see equity markets selling off and volatility moving higher, the way that global capital flows move is there’s usually repatriation of Japanese investors having overseas investments where they bring that money home, and U.S. investors also tend to bring their money home,” he said.The Canadian dollar is also influenced by the Bank of Canada. The currency soared last year after the central bank surprised the markets and raised interest rates twice in the third quarter. However, policymakers subsequently tempered their hawkish tone, emphasizing that the bank will proceed cautiously in order to gauge the impact of higher borrowing costs and a stronger loonie on the economy.While a stronger currency may appeal to Canadian businesses buying goods and services from the U.S. and Canadians vacationing south of the border, a weaker loonie makes it easier for Canadian businesses to export products and bolsters our own tourism industry.Sometimes larger macroeconomics trends can affect the loonie — an unanticipated rise in employment, for example — typically means a rise in the Canadian dollar.The tumult that saw global equity markets begin to fall at the beginning of February was triggered by U.S. jobs data that showed wages grew more than anticipated, raising worries that signs of higher inflation might push the U.S. Federal Reserve to increase interest rates more quickly. Many market watchers had also been predicting a pullback after the market’s relentless march higher over the past year.“All of this has really triggered a spike in volatility because it’s brought into question whether higher interest rates are going to curtail the global growth story or erode corporate profitability,” said Bangsund.The VIX index — Wall Street’s so-called “fear gauge” because it measures how much volatility investors expect in the future — had spiked above 50 early Tuesday, quadruple where it was about two weeks ago, before settling at 25 late Wednesday and them ramping up to 34 by late Thursday. By Monday morning it was hovering above 27.Despite the nervousness in the market, Bangsund said her firm believes there is strong support for the Canadian dollar right now and has increased her 12-month target for the loonie to 85 cents US from 82 cents US.“There’s a good fundamental floor because of the strong economy, because of the fact that commodity prices are moving higher,” she said.“This is very positive for the Canadian dollar. Right now, we’re just in a risk-off phase and what you’re seeing is an over-reaction.”
In January, Sri Lanka’s Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) arrested five men, four of whom were formerly with the LTTE. They reportedly plotted to kill Mr. Sumanthiran, a Tamil National Alliance MP who has been a key negotiator, along with Leader of Opposition and TNA leader R. Sampanthan, engaging the government on Tamils’ expectations. Rajapaksa – who spoke to newspersons in Anuradhapura – said while in power he had rehabilitated around 12,000 LTTE members. However, his government often pointed to a possible revival of the LTTE and justified the heavy surveillance and military presence prevalent in the north and east. After unseating Sri Lanka’s former strongman in the January 2015 presidential elections, President Maithripala Sirisena promised to address concerns over militarisation. His government has since returned some land formerly held by the army in the north and east. While the degree of obvious surveillance appears to have lessened in the last two years, apprehensions over militarisation linger.The recent arrest of the former LTTE cadre, which prompted Mr. Rajapaksa’s remarks, has evoked strong reactions from other politicians in the south as well. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has accused the Government of dropping its guard on the LTTE by scaling down intelligence operations in the island’s Tamil-majority north and east, The Hindu newspaper reported.Commenting on the recent arrest of four ex-LTTE members, for allegedly plotting to assassinate Tamil legislator M.A. Sumanthiran, the two-time President said: “They [Maithripala Sirisena government] removed military camps and reduced the level of intelligence operations. Now they are seeing the results of that irrational action,” according to a PTI report on Wednesday. Days after news about the alleged plot broke, Cabinet Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, a prominent politician in the Sinhala-nationalist Jathika Hela Urumaya (National Heritage Party), led largely by Buddhist monks, has said that the 12,000 former LTTE members who were rehabilitated should be arrested in the interest of the “island’s security”.Cautioning against such “hurried conclusions”, Northern Provincial Council member M. K. Sivajilingam told the media that the government must undertake a thorough investigation to probe the alleged assassination plot targeting Mr. Sumanthiran. It was important to find sound evidence, rather than hurriedly blaming the LTTE, he said.A Tamil leader being targeted, reportedly with explosives, was a matter of “serious concern” in Sri Lanka’s post-war context, he said, adding that such developments could be a major setback to ongoing efforts [towards a political solution]. “President Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should soon inform the parliament about the actual situation to prevent speculation and fear-mongering,” he told The Hindu. (Colombo Gazette)
LONDON — The British government has flown home the first 14,500 people stranded by the collapse of tour operator Thomas Cook, and is expected to ramp up the repatriation effort to get all the 150,00 U.K.-based customers home in two weeks.The Civil Aviation Authority said Tuesday the first batch of people were flown back after Thomas Cook ceased all operations Monday, leaving hundreds of thousands stranded around the world.It was still unclear how many of the 600,000 total that were travelling with the company as of Sunday would remain stranded. German authorities were still mulling a request for a bridging loan from airline Condor, a subsidiary of Thomas Cook.The company’s Dutch subsidiary said all flights scheduled for Tuesday were scrapped and customers won’t be able to use accommodation they booked.The Associated Press
Wide receiver Duron Carter, son of Ohio State legend Cris Carter, has left OSU and enrolled at a community college in Kansas, coach Jim Tressel confirmed Monday in a statement released by the OSU athletic department.Carter caught 13 passes for 179 yards and one touchdown in his freshman season, but was ruled academically ineligible for the Rose Bowl. He also sat out all of spring practices because of academic issues.BuckeyeSports.com first reported Carter’s withdrawal from OSU. According to the report, Carter enrolled at Coffeyville Community College. Division I athletes can transfer to a non-Division I school without losing a year of eligibility. An athlete transferring to another Division I school must sit out a year.Carter would still have three years of eligibility remaining should he transfer to another Division I school or back to OSU after a year at Coffeyville.Carter posted a message on his Twitter account Monday morning, saying: “yes, the rumors are true.”He posted Monday afternoon that he would ideally return to OSU after getting his academics back on track, saying: “yes i would love to go back to OSU! im a buckeye all the way!”Tressel also announced that defensive lineman Keith Wells will not be a part of the team in 2010. Wells saw limited action as a freshman in 2008, then redshirted last season.
A HEALTH INFORMATION and Quality Authority (HIQA) report into fostering services in the Dublin North East Region has concluded that inspectors were not assured that all children were safe.Some children had remained in placements despite allegations being made about foster carers, according to the report’s findings – based on inspections carried out in October of 2012.The report uncovered serious deficits with the foster care service in the Dublin North West Local Health Area, noting that that “not all foster carers took up training opportunities and most has not undergone reviews.” It also found that 116 children in foster care (32 per cent) had only been assigned a designated social worker in the three weeks prior to inspection.Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald described the report as unacceptable, saying that she would be meeting the HSE and Gordon Jeyes, Chief Executive Designate of the Child and Family Support Agency as a matter of urgency to discuss the “critical issues identified”.Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy has described the report as “shocking and extremely worrying”, saying the fact that one third of foster carers did not have a link social worker to support them was one of the most serious findings.“This HIQA report has found that ‘there were a number of carers who were not deemed suitable for the task yet continued to have children in their care’. Quite frankly this is unbelievable and the Minister must urgently clarify why this remains the case,” Troy said.A second HIQA report into foster care in Limerick found that, while the standard of social care was good, safeguarding arrangements were not as robust as required. A number of children were recorded to be living with unapproved carers.Read: HIQA’s report into the Dublin North West fostering serviceRead: HIQA’s report into the Limerick fostering service
The highway between Sterling and Cooper Landing has been opening and closing as conditions in the area change due to activity and smoke from the Swan Lake fire. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Fire Chief Michelle Weston with the Girdwood Fire Department took to social media to urge residents to avoid any non-necessary trip through an area with active fire, saying “Your life is worth more than any non-necessary trip”. The Swan Lake Fire is currently at 158,042 acres with 20% containment. Residents have taken to Facebook to post photos and videos while driving through highly active fire situations along the Sterling Highway. Travel on the Sterling Highway from Watson Lake to the Seward Hwy (MP 71-26) is NOT advised and is “subject to change at any time”. Weston: “We have many large fires impacting the Parks and Sterling Highways right now. Fire Conditions and wind directions can change very quickly with wind and these extremely dry fuel conditions. Fires also create their own wind dynamics.As Alaskans we expect our highways to be open to travel no matter if there is zero visibility from snow white outs or extreme fire behavior or major fatality accidents.As the public, you need to know that an open highway, may not necessarily be a safe highway.Please plan carefully your trips through areas of active fire if you have a vehicle prone to breaking down, or family members with difficulty breathing, or are not good at driving in low visibility. A vehicle accident in these conditions could prove fatal.As firefighters we see many people die tragically on a weekly basis. We just want you all to stay safe, and stay on this earth as long as you can for those who love you.Stay safe, minimize risk and we will all get through this fire season like we did the earthquake.”
BSE closes points 245.27 up on Dec 193.4K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 245.27 up on Dec 193.4K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 245.27 points up to stand at 27,371.84. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 65.90 points up to stand at 8,225.20. NCC and GUJARAT GAS CO.LTD.were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 10.60% and 10.54% along with JSW ENERGY and ATUL with an increase of 9.55% and 8.62% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Vakrangee Ltd. and IIFL with a decrease 19.14% and 8.45% along with POLARIS and TORNT POWER with a decrease of 6.77% and 6.70% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 23.33 points at 18,366.56 while the banking sector is down 159.61 points at 21,146.99 and the reality sector is down 11.86 points at 1,498.95. The Indian currency is down 0.11% at Rs 63.18 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 245.27 points up to stand at 27,371.84. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 65.90 points up to stand at 8,225.20. NCC and GUJARAT GAS CO.LTD.were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 10.60% and 10.54% along with JSW ENERGY and ATUL with an increase of 9.55% and 8.62% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Vakrangee Ltd. and IIFL with a decrease 19.14% and 8.45% along with POLARIS and TORNT POWER with a decrease of 6.77% and 6.70% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 23.33 points at 18,366.56 while the banking sector is down 159.61 points at 21,146.99 and the reality sector is down 11.86 points at 1,498.95. The Indian currency is down 0.11% at Rs 63.18 per dollar.
Local tobacco trader Momtaz Uddin of Mohishkhocha, Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat district, presents a brass boat replica to state minister of social welfare Nuruzzaman Ahmed upon his joining AL for the third time. Photo: Prothom AloLocal tobacco trader of Mohishkhocha, Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat district, Momtaz Uddin, 60, joined the local Awami League on Monday. This is the third time he had joined the party. He joined the Jatiya Party once in the past and joined BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) twice.Momtaz, son of the late Soimuddin from Barghria village in Aditmari, is famous in the area for altering his political affiliations often.A ceremony, held to celebrate his latest change, was attended by AL member of the parliament of Lalmonirhat- 2 and state minister of social welfare, Nuruzzaman Ahmed. Momtaz presented him a brass boat replica, the electoral symbol of AL.He spent Tk 1.8 million on a feast for 20,000 people and erected six extravagant gates for the celebration.Momtaz said, “It’s true that I have shifted my party allegiance several times, but I don’t want to do it anymore. Awami League is the best political party in the country, the most people-centred party. There is much scope to working here, so I return again and again. Pray that I do not have to change it again.”The grand feast yesterday included beef and mutton along with pilau. About 300 persons wearing special T-shirts made for the occasion were busy cooking and packing the items.Momtaz Uddin spent Tk 1.8 million on a feast for 20 thousand people. Photo: Prothom AloMamunur, son of Momtaz said, ‘My father loves to treat people and so he bought five cows and 15 goats to treat the special guests and the local people.”Momtaz made his first move from Jatiya Party to AL in 2011. Later, when he was denied his wish to become the union AL president in 2012, he joined BNP. Again in 2016, before the union parishad polls, Momtaz went back to district AL. However, failing to gain the AL ticket for the polls, he returned to BNP that year.Momtaz joined AL for the third time Monday evening at the ceremony at Mohishkhocha multipurpose high school and college compound.State minister Nuruzzaman, as chief guest, said, “Awami League is a development-oriented party. New faces as well as those who left the party before may join. We want to serve the country together.”AL general secretary and district council chairman Matiar Rahman along with the district AL vice president Sirajul Haq were special guests there while Nabiar Rahman, the union AL president, presided over the programme.Abdul Mazid, member of the ward-4 at Mahishkhocha Union Parishad, observed, “Such an extravagant programme was never held over here before.”Nuruzzaman Ahmed, an auto-rickshaw driver at Bargharia (Sardarpara) said, “Only Momtaz Uddin can say which party he is going to join at any time. Only he can say how long he will remain with AL.”*The piece, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English, by Nusrat Nowrin.
US President Donald Trump walks across the tarmac after stepping off Air Force One upon arrival at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, New Jersey. Photo: AFPDonald Trump’s administration ramped up the pressure on North Korea on Sunday ahead of a week of high-stakes diplomacy at the United Nations, warning Pyongyang will be “destroyed” if it refuses to end its “reckless” nuclear and ballistic missile drive.With US officials and their allies scrambling to find ways to contain an increasingly belligerent Pyongyang, the US president will address the UN General Assembly on Tuesday and then confer Thursday with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts on the sidelines of the meeting.Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-In spoke by phone Saturday night and pledged “stronger pressure” on Kim Jong-Un’s regime, the South’s presidential office said, adding that the North must be made to realize that “further provocation” would put it on a “path of collapse.”The Security Council last Monday imposed a new raft of sanctions on North Korea-but their impact depends largely on whether China, Pyongyang’s ally and main economic partner, will fully implement them and on Russia, which is hosting tens of thousands of North Korean workers.Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, kept up the rhetorical pressure ahead of the upcoming meetings in New York, asserting that if the North should pose a serious threat to the US or its allies, “North Korea will be destroyed.”Trump’s earlier warning he would rain “fire and fury” on a recalcitrant North Korea, she said, was “not an empty threat.”“None of us want war,” Haley added in an interview on CNN. “We wanted to be responsible and go to all diplomatic means to get their attention first. If that doesn’t work, General Mattis”-the US defense secretary-“will take care of it.”Enforcement in focusAs the US and its allies emphasize the diplomatic track, South Korea is also deploying a state-of-the-art US missile defense system. In their latest call, the White House said Trump and Moon had committed to “take steps to strengthen deterrence and defense capabilities” of South Korea, offering no details of how it might do so.Analysts say that in the event of hostilities, millions of people in the Seoul area-as well as the 30,000 US troops in South Korea-would be vulnerable to attack by the thousands of artillery pieces the North has positioned near the border, with potentially staggering casualties.So far, every effort to persuade the North to back away from its fast-developing nuclear and missile programs-including its most powerful nuclear test yet, on September 3 — has proved futile, at times even seeming to prompt new acts of defiance from Pyongyang.The North’s latest show of resistance came when it launched a long-range missile over Japan on Friday, just four days after the UN Security Council had passed a tough new package of sanctions.At the request of the United States, the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level meeting Thursday on ways to enforce the latest sanctions, which include an export ban on textiles, freezing work permits to North Korean guest workers and capping oil supplies.‘Rocket Man’Haley said sanctions had already provided a “punch in the gut” to Pyongyang but that strict enforcement was crucial.Separately, Trump’s national security advisor, H.R. McMaster, agreed that “the critical thing is going to be to get all countries, every one, to do all they can to enforce those sanctions, to do everything they can, short of a military conflict, to resolve this problem.”But if diplomacy and economic pressure fail, he added, “We have to prepare all options.”Pyongyang, an insular country with few outside contacts, says it needs nuclear weapons to protect itself from “hostile” US forces and is determined to build the capacity to deliver a nuclear warhead that could hit the US mainland.North Korea said Saturday it was bent on nothing less than military “equilibrium” with the United States.As his administration continued its efforts to rein in the North, Trump himself gave a more unbridled account of his latest diplomatic contacts.“I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!” Trump tweeted, apparently finding a new nickname for Kim (McMaster confirmed that that was probably Trump’s intention).Whether there are gas lines is unclear; very few people own cars in North Korea, outside military and government officials.
Popular on Variety Leading Chinese auteur, Chen Kaige (“The Legend of the Demon Cat,“ “Farewell my Concubine“) is to shoot a series for mainland Chinese streaming service iQIYI.“The Eight“ is Chen’s first foray into long form series. He will also act as executive producer of the show.The story is set in China and Paris, France in the early Chinese revolutionary period at the beginning of the 20th Century. It features a young man who has both Chinese and Western roots. He becomes sucked into the underworld while simultaneously attempting to save the Chinese revolution, which could easily be stifled by opposition forces.“The rise of premium Internet drama has opened up a huge space for creative innovation,“ said Chen in a prepared statement.IQIYI, which has been spun out of China’s leading search engine group Baidu, recently raised some USD2.5 billion from an IPO on Nasdaq. The company is now engaged in a wide ranging campaign to develop and acquire original content. In addition to giving it unique properties that are unavailable to its competitors, original IP is used to attract and convert users of its free to use advertising-supported tiers into paying subscribers.It’s series “Tientsin Mystic“ and “Burning Ice“ were among 2017 commissions that will play on Netflix, following a content licensing deal. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
Explore further The REF will come into effect in 2012 to replace the current system of assessment, the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). The scheme will allocate the 1.76 billion British pounds (approximately $2.7 billion US) spent annually on university research according to three main elements — outputs, impact, and environment — which are considered to be indicative of excellence in research. The first factor the REF will consider is outputs, which will be reviewed by a panel of experts who take into account factors such as citations to the work. The second is the impact of the work; research that demonstrably benefits the economy, public policy, society, culture or quality of life, will attract the greatest funding. The impact will be assessed by a case study approach. The third factor is environment, which will consider the research department’s ability to support continuous excellent research and disseminate the results. This will look at factors such as the department’s staff, training for postgraduates, research strategies, and public relations.The new system aims to put an end to research the government has criticized in the past, such as “David Beckham studies” and “surf studies”, and to stop the practice of hiring “star” academics to boost results. The scheme is also intended to steer universities towards research that will have economic, social and cultural benefits, since these projects will receive the greatest funding.The director of research at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), David Sweeney, said the new system is designed to ensure public funds are used effectively. The scheme would apply to research in humanities and arts as well as in science, and aims to develop internationally recognized and competitive research that contributes to the nation’s prosperity and wellbeing.Academics have warned the new system will mean an end to speculative research, for which the economic or other benefits are unknown until the research has been done. The University and College Union (UCU) is also concerned the emphasis on citations will distort academic activity and could threaten academic freedom. UCU’s General Secretary Sally Hunt also pointed out that some of the biggest scientific advances have arisen from speculative research. Research should never be measured in purely economic terms, Hunt said.The HEFCE is currently running a pilot exercise to test their proposed method of assessing the impact of research. It is also continuing consultations on the REF until mid December, and invites responses from universities and interested organizations affected by or using the results of research.&2009 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: UK Research Funding to Reward Economic Benefits (2009, September 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-09-uk-funding-reward-economic-benefits.html (PhysOrg.com) — The UK government is developing a new scheme, the Research Excellence Framework (REF), to assess university research proposals and allocate public funds for research. The scheme is being developed in collaboration with higher education bodies in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland, and will make much greater use of quantitative information (bibliometrics) than its predecessor. Madoff scandal’s impact on the life sciences
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The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Proton Therapy | October 20, 2015 Korean National Cancer Center Adopts Pencil Beam Scanning Technology Nation’s only proton therapy center now offers advanced treatment options for numerous cancers News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more Related Content 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 | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Image courtesy of IBAOctober 20, 2015 — IBA announced that Korea’s National Cancer Center (NCC) has recently installed and deployed its pencil beam scanning (PBS) delivery modality. On Sept. 22, PBS treatment was initiated for the first cancer patient to benefit from the superior precision of this delivery technique in Korea.Established in 2000 to reduce the incidence and mortality of cancer in Korea, the NCC has offered local access to proton therapy to cancer patients since 2007. It remains the only such facility in the country today.NCC’s clinical staff members have two gantry rooms and one fixed beam room available. Liver cases make up the majority of patients at the NCC Proton Therapy Center, but indications such as pediatric, lung, brain, head and neck, and pancreatic cancer are also treated.As a very precise delivery modality, PBS opens the door to intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT), which allows clinicians to further minimize the dose to surrounding normal tissue. With the acquisition of PBS, the center broadens the scope of indications eligible for proton therapy, and is better equipped for complex cases such as large-volume tumors and skull base chordomas, or situations requiring craniospinal irradiation. The cancer patient who was selected for the first PBS treatment session currently receives combined double scattering/PBS proton treatment. Two more patients will join the PBS treatment program in the course of this week.Access to the latest developments in cancer treatment is crucial in a country where cancer has been the leading cause of death for decades and that, despite the decrease in cancer mortality, is still facing a significantly increasing cancer incidence.Se Byeong Lee, M.D., chief medical physicist at the National Cancer Center of Korea, commented: “Cancer being one of the primary health concerns in Korea, access to state-of-the-art treatment modalities is imperative for us. We have been anticipating PBS for a while now. It is exciting to know that our proton therapy treatments will not only gain in accuracy, but that we will also be able to open up our proton therapy facilities to a widening group of patients.”For more information: www.iba-worldwide.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享
Opening on February 15, 2010, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles will be the first luxury hotel of its caliber in Downtown L.A. and will be a cornerstone of L.A. LIVE, the $2.5 billion sports and entertainment center, which is at the forefront of the renaissance of Downtown Los Angeles.The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles will feature 123 well-appointed guestrooms, including 14 suites with contemporary décor, as well as the downtown district’s only full-service hotel spa, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, providing a luxurious, 8,000-square-foot sanctuary. Steps away from Staples Center, The Nokia Theater, The Grammy Museum and an array of restaurants and nightspots, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles will be at the center of one of the most exciting parts of the city.“L.A. LIVE brings a much-needed dimension to Downtown Los Angeles, with many dining and entertainment options that simply were not available previously, while The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles provides an oasis in the middle of this rejuvenated area,” said General Manager Javier Cano.The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles will partner with a celebrity chef on its signature restaurant and lounge, which will be situated on the 24th floor. Guests will be surrounded by panoramic vistas of downtown and surrounding Southern California. A private dining room and wine cave will complete the offerings of this exciting new destination restaurant.The 3,400-square-foot signature Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge will also boast spectacular views from the 23rd floor. In addition, guests can enjoy the city sights from the 26th floor as they lounge by the exclusive, private rooftop pool and bar. Cabana and conversational seating arrangements will allow guests to enjoy the outdoors both day and night. For those interested in more active pursuits, a 2,000-square-foot fitness center on the 26th floor will allow for productive workouts while enjoying the city views.The Gallery Collection will offer the most efficient meeting space in Downtown Los Angeles, with more than 77,000-square-feet of ballroom and meeting room. With the size and flexibility of the event space, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles will serve as the long awaited headquarter hotel supporting the Los Angeles Convention Center.The hotel’s location in the heart of the L.A. LIVE project will give guests direct access to a unique collection of entertainment and sporting options, including:-STAPLES Center – The world’s most successful arena, STAPLES Center is home to five professional sports teams in addition to serving as the premier venue for musical performances, family entertainment and televised award shows, including the GRAMMY® awards. -NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE – A state-of-the-art 7,100-seat venue for live performances and events, NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE is the new home to two of the most highly coveted awards shows, the ESPY Awards and Emmy® Awards, not to mention the upcoming American Idol finale shows. -Club NOKIA – Expected to host 150 events a year, the 2,200-capacity Club NOKIA will be the perfect venue for emerging acts and cultural shows, while providing excellent space for corporate events and private parties. -ESPN Broadcast Studios and ESPN Zone – The broadcast studios will be home to a number of live shows and original programming, and the ESPN Zone is the nation’s most popular sports-themed restaurant and bar. -The GRAMMY® Museum – Developed by The Recording Academy (NARAS) and AEG, the museum will offer visitors a one-of-a-kind museum experience paying tribute to music’s heritage and rich cultural history. -Conga Room – The legendary venue will relocate from its mid-Wilshire location to open at L.A. LIVE. The intimate performance venue is owned by a group of high-profile celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez and Jimmy Smits. -Lucky Strike Bowling Center- In addition to 18 bowling lanes, the popular Lucky Strike will feature a café, bar, billiard tables, darts and private function rooms.L.A. Live currently offers guests a multitude of dining options from the city’s top restaurateurs, including:-Katsuya – The sushi and robata bar concept created by nightlife guru, Sam Nazarian -Wolfgang Puck – A California cuisine concept brought to life by the culinary icon himself -Rosa Mexicano – A fine dining concept of traditional and nouvelle Mexican food in a contemporary David Rockwell designed space -Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar – Located on the bustling corner of Olympic Blvd. and Figueroa St., the well-known steakhouse will occupy approximately 7,250 sq. ft. -The Farm of Beverly Hills – An American restaurant from one of Beverly Hills’ most popular operators that serves breakfast, lunch and dinnerThe Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles will share space with The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE and the JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE in a one-of-a-kind, distinctive 54-story tower designed by Gensler that will be LEED certified.www.ritzcarlton.com