first_imgSania Mirza entered the mixed doubles second round with a new partner, but the Mahesh Bhupahti-Rohan Bopanna combo made a shock first-round exit from the men’s doubles event of the US Open in New York .Sania ended her successful partnership with Bhupahti in the mixed doubles circuit after being “sacrificed” by the veteran in the infamous Olympic selection row in July.Sania and Fleming will now be up against winners of the match between Americans Melanie Oudin and Jack Sock and the fifth-seeded Slovak-Serbian pair of Katarina Srebotnik and Nenad Zimonjic.In men’s doubles, Bhupathi and Bopanna, who have been dumped from the Indian Davis Cup team for revolting against the All India Tennis Assoiation before the Olympics, were shown the door in the first round itself.The eighth-seeded Indian team was defeated 3-6 6-7 (4) by unseeded Australians Matthew Ebden and Bernard Tomic.But Leander Paes sailed into the second round with Czech partner Radek Stepanek. The fifth-seeded team outplayed the unseeded German duo of Dustin Brown and Christopher Kas 6-3 6-3.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 22 (PTI) With the Budget session of Parliament beginning tomorrow, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is most likely to skip the G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and central bank governors on February 26-27 in Shanghai.Additional Secretary from Finance Ministry Dinesh Sharma would be attending the meeting as most of the officials, including Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das, would be busy with the Budget.Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan will participate in the deliberations.Jaitley, according to sources, will not be travelling to China as he would be tied up with 2016-17 Budget. The second full fledged Budget of the NDA government will be unveiled in Parliament on February 29.China is currently holding the chair of the G20, which is a grouping of 20 developed and developing nations. The G20 Summit, in which Prime Ministers and heads of states of these countries will participate, will be held at Hangzhou on September 4-5.The G20 meetings assume significance as it comes they come in the backdrop of troubled global economy and volatility in stock and currency markets.International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest World Economic Outlook has lowered global growth projections to 3.4 per cent for 2016, from earlier estimated 3.6 per cent.India, however, stands out as a bright spot among major economies as it is expected to clock a growth rate of 7.6 per cent in 2015-16 as per CSOs estimates. PTI JD CS ABKlast_img read more

first_img 9 Socially Conscious Sweaters for Cozying Up in Comfort This Fall The New Gerber Explore Collection Offers Up Great Holiday (or Anytime) Gift Ideas Though it might not sound like a particularly complicated endeavor, hanging a sweater is tricky business — if you want to avoid wrinkles and stretches, that is.As you’ve probably noticed, sweaters are heavier and more elastic than most other articles of clothing you’ve got in your closet, so when you toss them on a hanger, they tend to sag and stretch out around the shoulder area — sometimes leading to unsightly bumps and billows in the fabric when you put them on. But not to worry; we’ve got the lowdown on a handy trick that allows you to hang a sweater without stretching it. Peep game:Step one:Fold your sweater in half, verticallyStep two:Place the hanger on top, so that the hook sticks out from the armpitStep three:Told the thick end over the hanger arm, followed by the sleeves.Step four:Voila! You’re done! Hang that mofo UP! How to Shave With a Straight Razor Editors’ Recommendations Wake Up Rested With the Best Down Pillows of 2019 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Knowlast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: After an eight-year gap, a fleet of 25 new standard floor buses will be added to the public transport of Delhi on Tuesday.Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will flag off the first lot of the 1,000 standard floor buses to be inducted under Cluster scheme of the Delhi Integrated Multi Modal System(DIMTS) in a function at Rajghat depot on Tuesday evening, a Delhi government statement said. The first batch of 25 standard floor, non-air conditioned buses will come equipped with hydraulic lifts to enable differently abled commuters to travel in them, said a government official. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe new buses are also equipped with CCTV cameras, GPS, panic buttons and rear surveillance cameras. Currently there are around 5,500 public transport buses including around 3,900 run by the Delhi Transport Corporation and over 1,600 buses under DIMTS’s Cluster scheme. The last buses were added to the Cluster scheme in 2011 while DTC fleet added new buses in 2008, the official said. The Delhi government plans to induct a total of 4,000 new buses including 1,000 e-buses by mid 2020. Transport minister Kailash Gahlot had earlier said the entire fleet of 1,000 standard floor buses under the Cluster scheme will be rolled on the city roads by December this year. The process for procurement of 1,000 low floor buses each for DTC and DIMTS is also underway.last_img read more

first_img Twitter The cast of the Mirvish production of Come From Away at Winnipeg’s Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. (Matthew Murphy/Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre) Advertisement Advertisement To accommodate the production shuffle, Opera Atelier’s April performance of Mozart’s Idomeneo was moved from the Elgin to the Ed Mirvish Theatre.Come From Away tells the true story of how the town of Gander, N.L., welcomed more than 7,000 stranded airline passengers after 9/11. Actors take part in a rehearsal for the play Come from Away in this undated handout photo. (Handout/Canadian Press) Facebookcenter_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Arts impresario David Mirvish says the Toronto run of Come From Away will be extended until next spring after the $5-million production broke even in record time.That’s theatre at its best, when people come together.– David MirvishMirvish says the homegrown hit musical recouped its costs following an “unprecedented” 14 weeks of sold-out shows at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.The show was expected to wrap up next January, but will now be moved to the Ontario Heritage Trust’s Elgin Theatre for an extended run from February to late April. Mirvish says the musical’s success has “befuddled all expectations” both in Toronto and on Broadway, where its feel-good charm managed to win the hearts of jaded New York theatre-goers as well as a Tony Award for best direction.“This is actually doing something not only for the people of … Newfoundland, it’s actually doing something for Toronto. It’s making Toronto a destination,” said Mirvish.“They’re sharing something with our community, which is really wonderful. That’s theatre at its best, when people come together.”Mirvish first staged Come From Away in Toronto from December 2016 to January 2017.The show’s momentum hasn’t slowed since: its soundtrack has been nominated for a Grammy and Canadian creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein are hard at work on a script for a film adaptation.THE CANADIAN PRESSlast_img read more

…Slams Minibus Union, City CouncilThe flooded minibus parkMinibus Operators traversing the route 42, Timehri Route and who have been recently ordered by City Hall to move from their Minibus Park located at the Stabroek Square, Georgetown to now operate on High Street, Georgetown took to the streets on Tuesday protesting the decision.The new parking space located just opposite the Ashmins Trading is being called a “river” and a “home of thieves”.When INews visited the area, it was covered in water as a result of a heavy Tuesday downpour and the protesting operators after reportedly begging the Traffic Department, were allowed to park outside of Ashmins with strict instructions to return to the assigned parking space on Wednesday.According to the angered operators, they reported to the Stabroek Square to ply their trade over two weeks ago and were informed by Traffic Officers that they were no longer allowed to ply there.Subsequent to that announcement, they were escorted to the High Street location which was then identified as their new parking area.One operator told this online news outlet that he was left dumbfounded as the said area is widely known as one which harbours thieves and one where prostitutes operate at nights.“Imagine we mixing with the prostitutes and the thieves, school children going to lessons and coming home lil late, people working and going home in the evenings and even foreigners who use the public transportation to be taken to the airport, all of we have to be in between thieves and prostitutes, no respect they (City Hall) don’t have for we” the operator explained in disgust.Georgetown’s Mayor, Patricia Chase-Greene and Town Clerk, Royston King were further called out, according to one operator, for “treating us like animals that they moving from one pasture to the next”.According to the said operator, Everton Pole, who said that he has been plying his trade for some 20 years, minibus operators make a significant contribution towards transportation in Guyana.“Let’s say that they want to relocate us from there, what is wrong with having consultations with us, what is wrong with meeting us and letting us have an input into this thing… They are treating us like animals, like me are moving from one pasture to the next…They had no discussion with us at all!” Pole explained.The frustrated man went on to slam the United Minibus Union (UMU) which he said is just as uncaring as City Hall.“I’m hearing about the minibus association, he (President of UMU, Eon Andrews)  never came to us and had any discussions with us as it relates to what our concerns are and what issues needs to be addressed urgently…When we talk about representation for this Timehri Park, it’s at zero. You can’t not be in touch with the local people but you going at a forum and want to make representation, oh no, it’s not going to happen” the man decried.Christopher Johnny, a passenger, chimed in with the operators to vent his frustration calling for the Mayor to leave her post.Efforts to make contact with the Town Clerk to provide a response proved futile. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDisplaced short drop hire car drivers protest Stabroek Market removalAugust 3, 2018In “Business”Minibus, taxi parks to be ‘relocated’ from downtown Georgetown – M&CCMay 4, 2016In “Local News”Police to regularize several Georgetown bus parksJune 12, 2015In “Business” read more

The former Hungarian and Yugoslav NT goalkeeper, Nenad Puljezevic, had a heart attack last weekend in Belgrade. He is stabil and surgery is taken into consideration.Puljezevic (45), who spent his best days a member of Hungarian Pick Szeged, but also German TSV Hannover Burgdorf, ended career few years ago at Swiss Kadetten Schaffhausen.He is working as goalkeeper’s coach at RK Partizan Beograd. Nenad Puljezevic ← Previous Story VIDEO: TOP 30 moments of EHF CL 2017/2018 Next Story → Olivier Nyokas extends deal with HBC Nantes read more

first_imgFor those of us rooting for Microsoft to catch up with the likes of iOS and Android in smartphone feature set, it’s been a long four months, but our wait has finally paid off: Microsoft has just begun distribution of its first major Windows Phone 7 update, and the headlining feature is the long-promised addition of cut-and-paste.Here’s a quick video overview of what’s new.Here’s how cut-and-paste in Windows Phone 7 works, according to Microsoft: “In many cases you just tap a word, slide your finger to highlight any additional text, then tap the Copy icon. To insert this text in a message or app, just tap the spot where it should go, then tap the Paste icon.” This actually sounds more intuitive to me than the iOS approach.Another improvement is a speed boost to apps and games. Although this update doesn’t add multitasking to the handset, it should make it significantly faster to open and resume applications, greatly improving the experience of switching back and forth between apps.Also improved is better Marketplace search, as Microsoft has streamlined search to make it easier to find specific apps, games or music. Microsoft has also improved WiFi performance, eliminating entirely the limit on the number of WiFi profiles that you can store on your device. Outlook’s also gotten some tweaks, along with messaging, Facebook support and more.It looks like a solid update. Unfortunately, whether or not you’ll see it on your phone anytime soon is up to your carrier: while Microsoft is currently pushing the update to WP7 users on unbranded (ie: carrier unlocked) phones, but carrier branded devices are a different story, as the carriers will have to approve the update for distribution and push it over-the-air to handsets themselves… and considering the fact that many handsets never got Microsoft’s last Windows Phone 7 patch, you could have a wait ahead of you yet before you get copy-and-past on your WP7 smartphone.Read more at WinRumorslast_img read more

first_imgL’acupuncture réduirait bel et bien le stressSelon une récente étude américaine conduite sur des rats, l’acupuncture, cette branche de la médecine traditionnelle chinoise, aurait réellement la capacité de réduire le stress en agissant sur une protéine particulière. Branche de la médecine traditionnelle chinoise, l’acupuncture séduit aujourd’hui de plus en plus d’adeptes. Pourtant, si l’on prête de nombreux bienfaits à cette pratique, celle-ci reste aujourd’hui assez mystérieuse. De quoi intriguer les scientifiques, et en particulier une équipe de l’université de Georgetown aux Etats-Unis qui s’est penchée sur la question et a ainsi réussi à confirmer l’un des effets de l’acupuncture. Cette discipline qui consiste à implanter de fines aiguilles en différents points aurait bel et bien un effet positif sur le stress… du moins chez le rat. En effet, les scientifiques menés par le Dr Ladan Eshkevari ont mené une expérience de 14 jours sur quatre groupes de rongeurs. Le premier, de contrôle, n’a été ni stressé ni traité par acupuncture. Le deuxième a été stressé une heure par jour exposé à des températures hivernales mais n’a pas reçu d’acupuncture. Le troisième a été stressé de la même manière et a lui subi une acupuncture ‘factice’. Quant au quatrième groupe, il a été stressé et a reçu de la véritable acupuncture. Pour cela, le Dr Eshkevari a sélectionné un point très particulier appelé Zuslanli. Celui-ci est régulièrement utilisé et est connu pour soulager une variété de troubles y compris le stress. Chez les rats, ce point se trouve sur la patte juste en-dessous du genou. En “piquant” les rongeurs du groupe expérimental, les chercheurs ont alors constaté que ceux-ci présentaient un taux bien plus bas dans le sang d’une molécule appelé neuropeptide Y (NPY) comparé à leurs congénères stressés et non piqués. Or, ce peptide sécrété par le système nerveux sympathique est impliqué dans les réponses organiques à un stress accru. Des niveaux de NPY qui restent basÀ lire aussiCrise d’angoisse : symptômes, que faire et comment calmer une crise d’angoisse ?Plus précisément, il déclenche une constriction des flux sanguins vers toutes les zones du corps excepté le coeur, les poumons et le cerveau. Un stress chronique peut ainsi provoquer une élévation de la pression sanguine mais aussi des problèmes cardiaques. Dans l’expérience américaine, les rats “piqués” présentaient un taux équivalent à celui des rats non stressés tandis que le niveau de NPY des animaux stressés et non traités atteignait de hautes valeurs. Pour en savoir plus sur cette effet, les chercheurs ont mené une seconde expérience au cours de laquelle ils ont stoppé l’acupuncture mais ont continué de stresser les rats pendant quatre jours supplémentaires. Résultat : les rongeurs “piqués” ont maintenu des niveaux bas de NPY. “Cela fait longtemps que l’acupuncture est connue pour réduire le stress, mais c’est la première étude à montrer des preuves moléculaires de ce bénéfice”, s’enthousiasme le Dr Eshkevari citée par le Daily Mail. La découverte à confirmer chez l’humain Si ces recherches n’ont été menées que sur le rat, les scientifiques sont confiants et estiment que leur découverte pourrait expliquer le sentiment de bien-être que beaucoup de gens ressentent après la thérapie. Si des tests semblables sont conduits chez l’humain et qu’ils s’avèrent concluants, ceci pourrait alors fournir un traitement avéré contre le stress, d’après l’étude publiée dans la revue Experimental Biology and Medicine.Le 27 décembre 2011 à 16:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img Transformers: The Movie receives 4K remaster to celebrate 30th anniversaryFirst Dragon Ball Super clip, images reveal cast and voice actors Stay on target Anime studio Toei Animation is bringing Japanese enthusiasts of the art form an awesome new place to go and bask in all its glory. The company is opening up a new museum in the city known as the Toei Animation Museum. Toei is the very same outfit responsible for series like Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball, One Piece, and a whole lot more, so this is big news for anyone who enjoys kicking back with their favorite shounen and shoujo series.The museum will feature a wide variety of exhibits, including one that explores how anime is created, as well as a selection of original drawings, animation cels, and more. Right now, the museum is in what’s being referred to as a preview state. It will open in full on July 28, and its first opening exhibit will be based on the long-running popular magical girl series, Pretty Cure.【企画展紹介】企画展エリアでは「プリキュアあそべるひろば」を開催中!圧巻のプリキュアオールスターズパネルや写真スポット、大きなパズル、絵本やおもちゃのコーナーなど、遊べる企画が盛りだくさんです。ぜひ体験してください!プリキュア関連商品を扱ったショップも営業しています。— 東映アニメーションミュージアム (@TA_museum) July 22, 2018There’s not a lot of information floating around online about what exactly the museum will feature otherwise, but there are a ton of properties to choose from. It really gets us wondering why there’s no such appreciation in the west for the art form so we can enjoy our own types of exhibits in this form, but unfortunately we’ll probably never see one.The Toei Animation Museum joins the Toei Animation Gallery in Tokyo, which shows off historically valuable information on Toei Animation as a whole, with exhibit switches, permanent showcases, and plenty of other information there including specials on the studio’s current and previous works. If you’re ever in the neighborhood, especially in Tokyo, you might want to hit up the new location as well as this gallery for a look into the world of anime that you may never have seen before. You never know what you might learn about one of the world’s most popular art forms.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Apr 2015 – More could have been done to save British Atlantic Financial Services Ltd, and Member for Wheeland, Delroy Williams charged in the House of Assembly that the PNP Administration is not a caring government as it refused to save BAFSL despite having a fat surplus. “Only to have this Government, Mr. Speaker, stand on the side and watch the company fail. If this was a caring government they would have given that insurance company a bail out, or loan or some sort of bail out.”Thousands of policy holders were expecting Government to help after the Premier’s promise to do so. Magnetic Media had learned that there was never that meeting by Hon Rufus Ewing with the Opposition to flesh out what could be done to save the decades’ old company. Hon Williams called it a shame. “Mr. Speaker some people can’t even get new insurance due to their age and failing, this government sat on the side and did nothing. Government talks about surplus, what is the use of having surplus when you are not helping your people.”The comments came during Budget Communication in the last sitting of the House of Assembly. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:bafsl, British Atlantic Financial Services, delroy williams, pnp Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for you Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unitelast_img read more

first_imgMorshed Mishu. Photo: Prothom AloWe arrange a cartoon exhibition every year from Unmad (a satire monthly in Bangladeshi). A few years ago, we were preparing for such a programme. Everyone was submitting their work. Some were sending their work by post or by courier too. In such a busy time, a boy came up, holding some A-4 size papers.Have you brought a cartoon? I asked him. He nodded.I found he brought some feature-type cartoons for Unmad. With an editor-like seriousness I said, “See, the dustbin is over there—throw those there.” The young cartoonist was startled. I comforted him saying it was not what he thought it to be. We used the dustbin to keep the cartoons for the next issue.This is the rule at Unmad office. The selected cartoons are stored in the dustbin there. We made this rule after an incident. I said forget about this cartoon now and rather paint a big cartoon for our exhibition. Our cartoon exhibition was due in two days. But I did not tell him that his cartoon could not be selected at all. I told him the subject. The theme of the exhibition was environment. He departed thanking me.What a surprise! He returned in the afternoon with a big colourful cartoon. The idea was splendid too–a number of hands with an image of trees emerging out of the globe. It was an intellectual one. We loved it. It was placed in Unmad’s special exhibition on environment.This is how Morshed Mishu’s inauguration in cartoons took place directly at the gallery. Then, his cartoons began being published in Unmad regularly. He painted better than that of his usual age. Our chief features were generally done by the senior cartoonists. I assigned him once to do this. He did it easily and did the cover too. I thought, he was improving so fast and he could do more. We recruited him officially as an assistant editor.But all on a sudden he went missing. I arranged the search for him. One said, he (Mishu) was ‘destroying’ all the walls of Dhaka. I came to know that he was professionally illustrating the walls at certain expensive restaurants, auditorium, office, classrooms in Dhaka. They were huge tasks and could no be done with colour and brush. He was using peculiar things including nails, screws, trash iron and tires and so on. The restless young artist soon returned to cartoon. By this time his boyish looks changed into that of Che Guevara. The pattern of his drawing also underwent changes. He started sketching ‘Global Happiness Series’.We held an exhbition printing these in big volumes on the 40th year of Unmad. The rest is history. These cartoons spread into 26 countries of the world. Our ‘Morshed Mishu’ was named on the famous Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list. Abdullah Al Morshed is his full name.It is not uncommon that people get stardom overnight in sports or music. But Mishu proved it was possible through cartoons too. Congratulations, Mishu!*Ahsan Habib is an author, cartoonist and editor of monthly satire magazine Unmad. This piece originally published in Prothom Alo print edition has been rewritten in English by Nusrat Nowrin.last_img read more

first_img“His power came from some great reservoir of spiritual life else it could not have been so universal and so potent, but the majesty and beauty of the language with which he clothed it were all his own.” — Claude Bragdon. The musical play titled Paighamber staged at India Habitat Centre is inspired by the classic The Prophet, written by Dr Kahlil Gibran. The plays revolves around the character Anannt, portrayed by Harsh Mayar. The entire act was divided into many chapters dealing with love, marriage, children, joy and sorrow, buying and selling, crime and punishment, reason and passion, pain, good and evil, beauty, religion, and death. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Our life is made of five elements — earth, water, fire, air and ether, each having its own character. The play begins with the birth of a human life Anannt, created out of these five elements. In the play, Anannt discusses his life with these elements, portrayed by a group of people.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe play depicts the various moments in his life when he met Paighamber and how Paighmaber guided and enlightened Anannt with his advice which led him grow up as a better human being. Tom Alter playing the role of Paighamber and Amit Behl in roles of Khalil Gibran, the narrator, showcased their characters with finesse. It was later divulged that the grown up-bright-witted Annant is none other than Dr Kahlil Gibran and the Paighamber who guided him at various aspects of life was his own subconscious. On the musical note, the play incorporates the rich folk music of Chhattisgarh and Haryana and the famous Karma dance form of Chhattisgarh. The manifestation of Khalil Gibran’s famous novel was never less than a life where his believes always regarded humanity.last_img read more

first_imgGlobal Miniature Injection Molding Machine Market to reach USD XX billion by 2025.Global Miniature Injection Molding Machine Market valued approximately USD XX billion in 2017 is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than XX% over the forecast period 2018-2025. The Miniature Injection Molding Machine Market is continuously growing in the global scenario at significant pace. Miniature injection molding machines perform the injection molding process, which is generally used to manufacture plastic parts; however, they can also be employed to manufacture products or parts made of various other materials apart from plastic. The injection molding process can be employed to manufacture a wide variety of parts or products, which might vary greatly in their structures, dimensions, and end-use applications. The injection molding machine melts the material to be injected into the shaping mold, where the molten material cools off and solidifies, taking the shape of the desired component. Enhancement in injection molding technology and growing demand from end-user industries are the substantial driving factors of the market during the forecast period. Moreover, rapid industrialization in developing economies is the factors that likely to create numerous opportunity in the near future. However, high cost of machine is one of the major factors that limiting the market growth of Miniature Injection Molding Machine during the forecast period.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ regional analysis of Global Miniature Injection Molding Machine Market is considered for the key regions such as Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and Rest of the World. Asia-pacific is the leading/significant region across the world in terms of market share due to rapidly growing end-user industries such as healthcare, automotive, packaging etc. in the region. Further, Europe is estimated to grow at stable rate in the global Miniature Injection Molding Machine market over the upcoming years. North America is also anticipated to exhibit higher growth rate/CAGR over the forecast period 2018-2025. These region is mainly driven by growing automotive industries in the region.The major market player included in this report are:Haitian International Holdings LimitedChen Hsong Holdings LimitedSumitomo Heavy IndustriesMilacron Holdings CorporationEngel Austria GmbHNissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd.Arburg GmbH & Co. KGHusky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.Dongshin Hydraulic Co. Ltd.The Japan Steel Works Ltd.KraussMaffei Group GmbHNegri Bossi S.P.A.L.K. GroupThe objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming eight years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within each of the regions and countries involved in the study. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, the report shall also incorporate available opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players. The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:Get a discount on this research report @ Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains across the world . Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

first_img Henry T. Casey, The best part of Amazon Prime Day is finding new all-time-low prices and laptop deals. It even happens on super-cheap, sub-$400 laptops, whose prices fall even further.Walmart currently has the Asus VivoBook 15.6-inch Laptop (F510QA) on sale for $249. That’s $150 off its usual price, and $10 cheaper than it was three weeks ago, in late June.Asus VivoBook 15.6-inch Laptop (F510QA) for $249 ($150 off)This VivoBook offers budget shoppers a sleek design and a sharp 1080p panel: two things we rarely see at this low a price, as laptops under $400 often include low-res 1366 x 768 displays. Walmart offers a version of this laptop that includes an extra 1TB internal storage, but that one costs $399. MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46  Henry T. Casey, on Author Bio by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoCNN International for ANAWhy Tennis Pundits Are Tipping This WomanCNN International for ANAUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. Spec-wise, the VivoBook F510QA features a 2.7 GHz AMD A12-9720P quad-core processor, 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. The laptop also has great port selection, giving you USB Type-C, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and HDMI, so you won’t need to buy extra adapters for accessories and external screens. Biometric security also comes standard, thanks to a built-in fingerprint reader.For everyday users who want a big screen at a small price, this deal is definitely one to consider.last_img read more

first_imgFeature | Cardio-oncology | May 13, 2016 | Dave Fornell Assessing Cardiotoxicity Due to Cancer Therapy A new field of cardiac-oncology is rapidly growing to help fight the second leading cause of death among cancer patients Epsilon’s EchoInsight software helps analyze cardiac function by evaluating wall motion strain.  News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). 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Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications GE Healthcare’s cardiac ultrasound cardiac strain assessment software helps quanitify left ventricular wall motion to determine if there is damage to cardiac function due to cancer therapy. 12PreviousNext 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 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 Toshiba’s cardiac ultrasound wall motion tracking software helps quanitify myocardial strain to determine cardiotoxcity caused by cancer treatments.Cardio-oncology is an emerging field that combines the expertise of both cardiology and oncology to assess and treat cancer patients for the second leading cause of death among cancer survivors — cardiovascular disease brought on by their treatments. Specific types of chemotherapy and chest-directed radiation therapy are known to cause cardiac dysfunction, mainly due to cardiotoxicity — the symptoms of which may not present until months or even years after cancer treatment. Watch video interview with Federico Asch, M.D., on how echocardiography is used to assess cardiotoxcity and to see examples of dyanmic strain imaging.Cancer treatments can lead to cardiovascular health problems, including increased risk of cardiac dysfunction, heart failure, arrhythmias, valvular heart disease, accelerated atherosclerosis and pericardial disease. Cardio-oncology as a field includes both cardiology and oncology specialists working together across all aspects of cardiovascular risk determination, prevention and treatment, starting at cancer diagnosis and continuing throughout survivorship. The cardiac assessment of these patients centers on cardiac ultrasound to monitor myocardial damage or structural damage caused by cancer therapy. This new specialty area was the focus of several presentations at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2016 annual meeting. There are 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States today, said Anecita Fadol, Ph.D., RN, FNP, FAANP, assistant professor, Department of Nursing, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, speaking at ACC.16. She explained the leading cause of death among these survivors is 51 percent mortality due to the cancer itself, but another 33 percent die due to cardiovascular disease that is often caused by or exacerbated by the cancer treatment. Cancer Therapy and Heart DamageBoth chemotherapy and radiation therapy are largely based on the concept of slowly killing cancer cells through several treatment sessions. These are spaced out to allow healthy, normal cells in the body time to repair and recover before the next treatment. Cancer cells cannot recover or repair DNA damage as quickly, or as well, as normal cells. This leads to cancer cell death or leaves these cells too badly damaged to replicate. Fadol said numerous clinical studies have confirmed anthracycline chemotherapy agents (including doxorubicin, epirubicin, idarubicin and mitoxantrone) are the primary cause the cardiovascular toxicity. Doxorubicin has the most studies, so there is a large amount of data showing its clear impact on the myocardium. Radiation therapy also can lead to cardiovascular dysfunction, including valve and vascular disease. Fadol said this is often seen in women who undergo radiation treatments for breast cancer. She said the worst cardiovascular outcomes are seen in patients who undergo combined radiation and anthracycline treatments.[1]Fadol said the onset of anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity is usually seen several months after treatments begin, but there can be late onset up to a year or more after treatments ended. The injury includes permanent cell damage that can progress to uncompensated heart failure. However, she explained heart failure is not a death sentence for cancer patients, because today the condition can be managed with medication and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), and this is an area where collaboration with cardiology is important.Fadol said the biggest impact of cancer treatment cardiotoxicity is seen in children. “All survivors of childhood cancer are at increased risk of cardiotoxicity regardless of the therapy used,” she said.Anthracycline doses above 250 mg/m2 usually result in a higher incidence of cardiovascular dysfunction in children. With levels above 450 mm/m2, cardiovascular toxicity occurs, Fadol said.Other types of chemo agents can also impact the heart, said Eugene Storozynsky, M.D., Ph.D., University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y. An example of this is the monoclonal antibody agent trastuzumab, which interferes with the HER2/neu receptor in breast cancer. He explained the agent inhibits the neuregulin-1 (NRG-1) pathways, which are essential for the activation of cardiomyocytes and the maintenance of cardiac function. The result is a reduction in contractile force that results in reduced ejection fractions.Risk factors involved in assessing patients include cumulative dose of chemo, age of patient at exposure, concomitant administration of other cardiotoxic drugs, and concurrent or prior radiation therapy, Fadol said. Imaging to Monitor Cardiac Function Cardiac imaging surveillance of cancer patients can be done using echocardiography, nuclear imaging or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), said Storozynsky. However, echo is the easiest modality for most patients and centers to access, and is less expensive than nuclear or MRI. He said 3-D allows the calculation of very accurate ejection fractions. Live tissue Doppler allows imaging of cardiac function by allowing assessment of wall motion, and this can be enhanced using echo contrast.  One cardiac ultrasound innovation that is widely used to assess cancer patients’ hearts is echo strain imaging. This advanced visualization software allows simultaneous assessment of three different views of the myocardium. The software allows quantification of the amount of left ventricular (LV) systolic function muscle strain in each view. Storozynsky said strain imaging can show microscopic changes in movement of the myocardium prior to the presentation of symptoms. A recent echocardiographic study[4] of 1,820 adult survivors of childhood cancer using 3-D LV ejection fraction (LVEF) and strain imaging found abnormal global longitudinal strain and diastolic function may better identify subsets of survivors at higher risk for poor clinical cardiac outcomes who may benefit from early medical intervention. Only 5.8 percent of survivors had abnormal 3-D LVEFs of less than 50 percent. However, 32.1 percent of survivors with normal 3-D LVEFs had evidence of cardiac dysfunction by global longitudinal strain (28 percent). Abnormal global longitudinal strain was associated with patients who received chest-directed radiotherapy and an anthracycline dose of more than 300 mg/m2.The ongoing Strain surveillance during Chemotherapy for improving Cardiovascular Outcomes (SUCCOUR) Trial is the first large-scale, international randomized study of chemotherapy patients at risk of cardiotoxicity. The study includes 12 countries, including U.S. centers. Patients will undergo cardioprotection guided by measurement of LV strain, compared with cardioprotection guided by measurement of LV ejection fraction, for avoidance of cardiotoxicity. The trial began enrolling patients in 2014 and will follow them out to three years. Storozynsky said the results of that trial will definitively show whether strain is a better marker than ejection fraction for earlier detection of cardiotoxicity.He said another approach is to use multimodality imaging (echo and nuclear) starting at the onset of administration of chemotherapy. Follow-up exams are then done after half of the cumulative dose has been administered and before every subsequent dose thereafter. After treatment is completed, follow-up imaging should take place at three, six and 12 months to assess ejection fraction.  National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for patients who receive anthracycline treatments call for screening for heart failure within one year of treatment. At MD Anderson, Fadol said patients usually get a baseline echo exam prior to treatments and are followed up with an echo after treatment is completed. Patient Risk Assessment, ModificationMost cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy get cardiomyopathy with some loss of LV function, said Joseph R. Carver, M.D., chief of staff and professor of medicine, Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. He said heart failure is seen in between 1-5 percent of these patients. Radiation therapy further extends risk to all cardiac structures, not just the myocardium. Carver said this includes the conduction system, valves, endocardium and the myocardium. He said risk factors include radiation doses above 30 Gy per day, higher dose/fractions of 2 Gy per day and the field volume being treated. Those patients who do develop heart failure are usually in American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Stage B, for which Carver said there are guidelines to assess and treat them. “Cardio-oncologists can help oncologists make decisions about care and treatment,” Carver explained. He said primary prevention of cardiotoxicity can be accomplished via risk factor modifications. These include use of a non-anthracycline regimen, lower dosing, decreasing peak plasma concentration or use of “targeted” doxorubicin. Protective pharmacology might also be implemented, including use of dexrazoxane, which protects the heart against the cardiotoxic side effects of chemotherapeutic drugs, including anthracyclines. ACE/ARB beta-blockers, statins and ACE inhibitors may also offer options to help protect the heart, Carver said. Another cardio-protective treatment option is the use of liposomal doxorubicin, which Carver said uses a lipid encapsulation of the chemo drug. This increases the size of the drug molecule, which prevents it from entering the heart, but it can still infiltrate tumors. An investigational chemo agent now in trials that may offer additional cardioprotection is zoptarelin doxorubicin, a so-called Trojan horse agent. It consists of doxorubicin linked to a small peptide agonist to the luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) receptor.  These receptors are present in large numbers in endometrial, ovarian, prostate and breast cancers. Carver said the receptors allow targeted release of the doxorubicin mainly in cancer cells, instead of systemic use of the agent where it causes collateral damage to the heart. Cardio-oncology Services Still LackingA nationwide study conducted by the ACC and published in 2015 identified current frequent barriers to cardio-oncology services in the United States. According to the study, many hospital training programs have no formal training or services in cardio-oncology, and a lack of national guidelines and funding also creates barriers.[5] Of the 106 respondents, more than 70 percent felt the cardiovascular implications of cancer treatments were a very important consideration in the cancer patient treatment continuum. Sixty-five percent thought access to consultants with specialized training would provide an advantage in caring for cancer patients suffering cardiovascular complications.However, only 35 percent of centers surveyed included cardio-oncology services in their pre-operative consultation services managed by general cardiology, and only 27 percent of centers had an established, specialized cardio-oncology service with multiple clinicians. Sixteen percent had a single cardiologist with expertise in treating cancer patients, and 12 percent had no cardio-oncology services but planned to add them within a year.Almost half of respondents said their programs offered no formal training in cardio-oncology, with a majority of the other half offering exposure during regular rotations. For 44 percent of programs surveyed, the reason for no or limited training was both a lack of national guidelines in cardio-oncology and a lack of funding.But the need is there. A significant number of those surveyed reported they did not feel confident in dealing with cardiovascular care specific to cancer patients, and gave themselves only an average rating when asked about their level of understanding of the impact of holding or stopping cancer treatments on cancer outcomes.”Despite the common belief that cancer patients with treatment-related cardiovascular issues would greatly benefit from a specialized team devoted to the cardio-oncology field and a significant number of cancer patients experiencing treatment-related cardiovascular issues, we are lacking the proper resources to care for these patients,” said Ana Barac, M.D., Ph.D., lead author of the study and director of the cardio-oncology program at MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute in Washington, D.C. “A newly formed American College of Cardiology section dedicated to filling this gap will give physicians in the field a forum to discuss best practices and work together to develop methods for training more physicians in providing the best possible care for these unique patients.”References:1.    Armstrong, et al. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2013. 319290.3673-3680.2.    Swain SM, Whaley FS, Ewer MS, et al. “Congenital Heart Failure in Patients.” Cancer 2003. 97:2869-79. 3.    Yeh ET, Bickford CL, et al. “Cardiovascular Complications of Cancer Therapy.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2009. 53:2231-47. 4.    Gregory T. Armstrong, Vijaya M. Joshi, Kirsten Ness, et al. “Comprehensive Echocardiographic Detection of Treatment-Related Cardiac Dysfunction in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer — Results From the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study.” J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;65(23):2511-2522. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.04.013.5.    Ana Barac, Gillian Murtagh, Joseph Carver, et al. “Cardiovascular Health of Patients With Cancer and Cancer Survivors — A Roadmap to the Next Level.” J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;65(25):2739-2746. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.04.059 GE Healthcare’s cardiac ultrasound cardiac strain assessment software helps quanitify left ventricular wall motion to determine if there is damage to cardiac function due to cancer therapy. 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first_img LINCOLN, NB — Nebraska’s no longer nice, at least in its next tourism campaign. The new sales pitch has a decidedly self-deprecating bent: “Nebraska. Honestly, it’s not for everyone.”The slogan, which the Nebraska Tourism Commission unveiled Wednesday at a Nebraska City conference, will replace the current “Through My Eyes” campaign this spring, commission marketing manager Jenn Gjerde said Thursday.State tourism director John Ricks told the Omaha World-Herald that because Nebraska consistently ranks as the least likely state tourists plan to visit, the marketing campaign needed to be different.“To make people listen, you have to hook them somehow,” Ricks said. “We had to shake people up.”Nebraska has used several slogans in its efforts to entice tourists, including, “America’s Frontier”, “My Choice, Nebraska” and “Nebraska … the good life.”The slogan that debuted in 2014 was: “Visit Nebraska. Visit nice.”One of the new video ads that will begin running next spring opens with a boy peering through oversized glasses into the camera. The background music is quirky.More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthThen comes a voice: “Nebraska is kind of like that odd kid. Didn’t say much in school. Slightly peculiar maybe. But when you took the time to get to know him, turned out he was pretty interesting.”Another ad shows two people walking and jumping over the toadstool rock formations at Toadstool Geologic Park in northwestern Nebraska. Words appearing on the photo say: “Famous for our flat, boring landscape.”Ricks told the Lincoln Journal Star that “the perception of a place to visit in people’s heads is more important than the things to see and do when you get there.”“Because, if they’re not here, they don’t get to enjoy those things. … So we had to find a way to get people here,” he said. Nebraska’s message for tourists? “It’s not for everyone” Share Friday, October 19, 2018 By: The Associated Press Tags: Nebrasha << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

first_img Next Image info heading info content Price: $1,790,000COD: 1100Email: realestate@ticotimes.netPhone: +(506) 2258-1558Province: San JoseCantón: EscazúConstruction: 600m2Land: 2577m2Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2.5Parking: 6Casa Country is arguably the most unique estate home in Escazú. This luxury residence is minutes from downtown Escazú and steps from the famous Country Club Resort, yet feels like a setting far from the bustle of the big city. The private setting in a prime location gives the potential buyer the best of both worlds: convenience and privacy.The massive property features one of the top security systems in Costa Rica resulting in a truly safe environment even for the most demanding buyer. The privacy on this 27,746 sq ft lot is second to none, including a total of 10,876 sq ft of construction (house, garage, gym, and patio area) hidden behind an artistic gated entrance with no visible access. The residence’s design focuses its views towards the expansive lush gardens and forest. Upon entering the gates of this astonishing residence, visitors are amazed by the tropical landscape, the sound of the babbling river and a sense of solitude. As you enter the home, the attention to detail is immediately captivating, from the two story teak tongue and groove ceilings to the hand polished floors, Venetian stucco walls, and of course, the floor to ceiling windows which draws your eyes to the unique garden setting.The open floor plan in the main area of the home boasts a professional kitchen with Viking professional appliances including four refrigerators, an ice maker, a wine cellar, dish washer, duel door oven with skillet and char broil top, rotisserie BBQ and bread warmer, as well as a functioning fire cook fireplace in the kitchen. It also has the ultimate outdoor cooking and entertaining patio with the same quality equipment, bar and grill area including a fire pit for the evening gatherings.The residence boasts two en suite guest rooms, with custom bathrooms featuring Turkish marble, Kolar steam shower and walk out terraces, as well as built in custom teak closets. The master suite is accessed via a pivot panel door and is a true escape, with floor to ceiling windows that open up completely to the private gardens, outdoor solace area, as well as stunning indoor/outdoor bath complete with an expansive mirror fit for (several) queens, outdoor shower, bathtub, solar hot tub and a walk in closet that doubles as a panic room.This home features level five security with a Milestone IP camera system (1 week recording capability, remote access/iPad/iPhone/security company), duel remote gate, full alarm system inside and out, and a high voltage 4m fence with alarm.20 year seamless roof all steel structure, fully automatic Cummings 4.0 generator that supports the entire property, and has a 24 hour run capacity, sensitive circuits on UPS system, a panic room with communication, video surveillance and gate control, full wireless internet, IP/TV, full voice-over IP telephone system with US and Costa Rica numbers, 100% Solar Hot Tub with secondary heat pump.The house also has a Kohler steam room, UV filtered/spring fed live pond with over $5000 in exotic fish and white sand beach, a functioning orchard with mandarins, lemons, tangerines and Florida pink grape fruit, a spice garden, solar hot water tank, a gym equipped with professional grade cyber fit equipment, professional landscaping as well as a fully automatic Toro irrigation system for the entire yard, an automatic light system, reverse osmosis water filtration system featuring triple filter ultraviolet and water softening for the entire house. Polished flooring, Turkish marble bathrooms, custom bar, office, full maids quarters and much more.This elegant property is ideal for a high net worth individual, ambassador, private family, sophisticated bachelor or in general, a buyer with the finest and taste and expectations in mind. Previous Image See this and other listings in the new Tico Times Real Estate section here. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

first_imgTOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities have closed part of a popular hot springs area to the public because of fears a volcano might erupt.Increased earthquake activity at Mount Hakone prompted the Japanese Meteorological Agency to raise the alert level earlier this week to 2 on a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being the lowest.The town of Hakone met on Thursday with tourism industry representatives who are concerned about the possible impact on business. How men can have a healthy 2019 Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help New Valley school lets students pick career-path academiescenter_img About 50 people who operate businesses in the restricted area were allowed to make a temporary visit to maintain their facilities and collect necessities, according to Japanese broadcaster TBS. It quoted a cafe owner saying he hopes the situation will be over soon.The closed area includes Owakudani, a well-visited site where tourists can see steam emerging from vents in a crater from a past eruption. Both a section of a ropeway that passes nearby and trails to Owakudani have been closed.Hakone, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of Tokyo, attracts visitors from both Japan and overseas. Most of Hakone’s other sights remain open.The eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan last September killed 57 people.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona 0 Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

first_imgSource = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wiseman 2014 was a strong year for Melbourne Airport which finished with 8 million international passengers for the year, which was an increase of eight per cent compared to 2013.Melbourne Airport chief executive officer Chris Woodruff, said 2014 was a record year for the airport.“In 2014 we invested a record $680 million in our infrastructure to expand and enhance Victoria’s aviation gateway. During the year, we upgraded passenger facilities, expanded capacity on our airfield, built bigger and better roads and our freight and logistics capabilities are now better than ever,” Mr Woodruff said.“There’s more to come in 2015, with a number of major projects, including a new domestic terminal, major new road and a new tri-generation power plant all set to come online.”North Asia led international growth in 2014 with Japan, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan all growing by more than 15 per cent. Australian passport holders increased by seven per cent.“To support Melbourne Airport’s physical transformation, we introduced a new vision that focuses on the customer experience. In 2015, we will continue to focus on delivering that vision,” said Mr Woodruff.For the month of December 2014, international passengers increased by 4 per cent and domestic passengers increased by two per cent compared to the same month last year.“The records continued in December as we reached the milestone of more than 100,000 international passengers departing Melbourne Airport in one week. There were also more arriving and departing international passengers in December than any other month,” Mr Woodruff said.last_img read more