Canadianborn director Arthur Hiller Hollywood Utility Player

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Though he was never a critic’s darling, the director of ‘Love Story’ and ‘The Out of Towners’ was a flexible craftsman, bringing out the best in writers and actors he collaborated with.Arthur Hiller, who died Wednesday at the age of 92, was certainly one of the elder statesmen of Hollywood. A past president of the Directors Guild of America as well as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, he was perhaps better known for his diplomatic skills than for a distinctive directorial vision. But that diplomacy served him well when working with several strong-willed actors and writers; he was always willing to subordinate his own personality to the talents of his collaborators. Never a critic’s darling, Hiller sustained a very long career with a number of surprising highlights.Canadian born, Hiller did a great deal of work in television in the 1950s and ’60s before making his feature film debut in 1963. He showed promise as the director of 1964’s The Americanization of Emily, a biting anti-war comedy written by Paddy Chayefsky (from a novel by William Bradford Huie) and starring James Garner and Julie Andrews (in her first non-musical movie). The film, which took a sardonic look at the Normandy invasion of 1944, was mainly notable for Chayefsky’s irreverent script, but Hiller interpreted it gracefully.He worked with Chayefsky again on the scathing 1971 medical satire The Hospital, which earned an Academy Award for the screenplay as well as an Oscar nomination for George C. Scott, a year after he turned down his Oscar for Patton. (Scott was punished for his bad Hollywood manners and was never nominated again.) In 1980, Chayefsky took his name off Altered States because he was displeased with director Ken Russell’s rendering of his script. The opinionated screenwriter clearly had no such problem with Hiller. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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NDP MP Angus to call for emergency House of Commons debate on

first_imgAPTN National NewsNDP MP Charlie Angus will on Tuesday call for an emergency House of Commons debate on the suicide crisis gripping Attawapiskat and other First Nation communities.Angus’ office released a letter sent to House of Commons Speaker Geoff Regan Monday evening giving notice that the MP for Timmins-James Bay plans to rise in the chamber Tuesday morning and call for the emergency debate.“There is a suicide crisis among Indigenous peoples in Canada that is hitting our youth the hardest,” wrote Angus, in the letter. “An emergency debate is required in order to allow parliamentarians to address this crisis and show that as parliamentarians we are willing to work together because the days of shrugging off the tragedies or tinkering with Band-Aid solutions are over.”Angus said in the letter he wants the debate to not only deal with Attawapiskat, a James Bay Cree community in his own Ontario riding currently in the grips of a suicide crisis, but other communities that have been hit by tragedy.The letter mentioned Pimicikamak Cree Nation in Manitoba which declared a state of emergency last month after suffering through six suicides and 140 suicide attempts over a two month span.Angus’s letter also mentioned La Loche, Sask., a Dene community that faced a school shooting in January that left four people dead and seven injured.“This matter simply cannot wait and I cannot imagine anything more important than us showing these kids that as parliamentarians we stand with them,” wrote Angus. “It is our responsibility as parliamentarians and as parents to have an immediate and in-depth discussion about the suicide crisis. As a country, we must start putting these kids first and it needs to start with Parliament. We cannot fail another generation of First Nations children.”The Commons committee on Aboriginal affairs is also holding hearings on suicide in First Nation communities Thursday. Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon, who represents Attawapiskat and six other regional First Nations, is expected to testify along with Nishanwbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Assembly of First Nations regional Chief Isadore Day.news@aptn.ca@APTNNewslast_img read more

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UNHRC voting members to attend GTF event

Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg, Senior Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and former Conservative Party Chairman Baroness Warsi, Leader of the Opposition and Labour Leader Ed Miliband, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey and Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander will speak at the event and will be joined by a number of cross party MPs. Foreign Ministry representatives from voting countries of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) are scheduled to attend a conference hosted by the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) in the British Parliament on the 27th of this month.A GTF spokesman said that British parliamentarians, both in the government and opposition, are among a host of invitees scheduled to address the conference. A GTF spokesman said that the first ever preview of the ‘No Fire Zone’, the third film in the ‘Sri Lanka Killing Fields’ series, directed by Callum Macrae will be presented and screened by Callum at the conference.The full documentary is also scheduled to be screened in Geneva during the UNHRC session, the GTF said.Yolanda Foster of Amnesty International will release their “UNHRC submission under Item 4”, at this event and Human Rights Watch will be distributing a report on “Sexual Violence” being published by them on the same day. The International Crisis Group will be advocating a new report “Sri Lanka’s Authoritarian Turn” being published in the week prior. Also scheduled to speak is Erik Solheim, former minister in the Norwegian cabinet and main negotiator in the peace process in Sri Lanka.Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) R Sampanthan and TNA MP MA Sumanthiran, Yasmin Sooka, one of the UN Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Sri Lanka and Executive Director of the Foundation for Human Rights in South Africa are also on the guest list. Members of the International Relations of the African National Congress (ANC) including Sisa Njikelana MP will be in attendance. Award winning Indian journalists in the mainstream Indian TV Channels, who were the prime movers in the media campaign ahead of the UN resolution in March 2012, will also be present, GTF said.  (Colombo Gazette) David Miliband former British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs will be sharing his views via a video message. He visited Sri Lanka in the final months of the country’s armed conflict in 2009. read more

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New management atmosphere and menu for Isaacs

Gone are the days of wobbly table legs propped up by paper coasters in Isaac’s Bar and Grill.Known to alumni as Skybar Lounge, the second level of the Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) restaurant is under new management and boasts a new atmosphere, menu and name.Over the past several months, nearly $100,000 has been invested in Union Station and Isaac’s Bar and Grill. Most noticeable is the new look of the second floor, now known as Isaac’s Bar and Grill. The restaurant’s walls are adorned with Badgers jerseys, photos and memorabilia to give it a sports bar feel. A fresh coat of paint, tables, chairs and sustainable flooring complete the new look.Members of the Brock University Students’ Union management team Executive Chef Dave O’Connor, Bar and Hospitality Manager Dan Celetti and Director of Business Operations Heather McLearn are excited about the improvements to the second level of Isaac’s Bar and Grill, formerly known as Skybar.“There’s a long-standing joke we have around here about blowing budgets on coasters to prop up wobbly table legs,” said Heather McLean, Director of Business Operations for BUSU. “It’s been a long time since any TLC was put into the space.”Less visible improvements have been added in the form of specialized food and beverage equipment.Also new to the venue is Dave O’Connor, BUSU’s Executive Chef.O’Connor joined BUSU in August, leaving a position he held for three years as Director of Food and Beverage, and Executive Chef for Four Points by Sheraton St. Catharines Niagara Suites. When asked why he chose to come to Brock, O’Connor said he was ready for a new challenge.“Brock’s atmosphere is unique to this industry,” said O’Connor. “The dynamic of students makes me feel young again. I often make reference to older things and they have no idea what I’m talking about.”Since joining BUSU, O’Connor has improved the menu, which now features items like hand-made gluten-free burgers and club sandwiches as well as Halal ground beef nachos and taco salad. A Halal burger is expected in January.Items such as salsa, bruschetta, gravy, marinara sauce and some salad dressings are made from scratch with fresh, local ingredients. Daily specials are posted outside in the lounge and include items like hot turkey sandwiches and chicken wings.The bar serves local favourites including Brock’s own Badger Beer. Special events include beer and wine tastings with live music. McLean said catering packages are available for Brock faculty and staff.“We’ve catered anywhere from 10 to 15 for a breakfast to more than 100 people for a luncheon,” she said.Brock’s Shipping and Receiving team recently hosted its holiday party with a hot turkey and stuffing lunch. Every Badgers men’s and women’s basketball pre-home game meal is hosted at the restaurant.In addition to the upgrades and personnel changes, a new loyalty program rewards members with points that can be redeemed for future food and beverage purchases.But while McLean and O’Connor are pleased with the recent developments at the restaurant, they’re most proud of the opportunity it affords to students.Between Isaac’s Bar and Grill, Union Station and General Brock, BUSU employs nearly 150 students in the food and hospitality industry. Their hours are flexible around class schedules and other commitments.“The students learn important life lessons,” said O’Connor. “For example, the eight students working in the kitchen learn how to follow a recipe and make many of the food items from scratch. They also learn about cleanliness and organization — skills that are transferrable to managing their own homes.”Students interested in working for BUSU are encouraged to view job postings at brockbusu.ca and CareerZone. A job fair will take place in early spring to hire for September positions.Faculty and staff interested in catering are asked to contact Jessica Carey at x5069 or jcarey@brockbusu.ca“We hope that these improvements will show how important student-owned businesses are on campus,” said McLean. read more

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Worst roundabout in Britain Multiple crashes at lethal roundabout cause concern

first_imgIt is hardly an accolade to which many developers would aspire.But having borne witness to a purported 10 crashes in just 48 hours and been described as all but invisible, it might prove hard to shrug off the dubious honour of being branded Britain’s most dangerous roundabout.The roundabout on a 70mph dual carriageway in Derbyshire only opened at the weekend, but on Monday no one could deny its rather inauspicious start.The local council has been forced to take action after several crashed cars were abandoned at the site amid claims of poor lighting and a lack of adequate signage.  Derby Telegraph / SWNS.com “I am not familiar with the area but there was no lighting and no signage and I just drove straight into the roundabout and bumbled over it until we came to a stop.“It is a bad one, as you simply don’t know it is there. Other people are going to crash there until something is sorted.“There need to be rumble strips warning you it is there, the lighting needs to be better and so does the signage.” Crashed cars are seen abandoned by the roundaboutCredit: Derby Telegraph / SWNS.com The new roundabout saw three cars crash the day after it opened A spokesman for Derbyshire police said: “We have received a number of reports of cars being left abandoned on the roundabout at Hospital Lane in Mickleover. Anyone with information should call us on 101.” The new roundabout saw three cars crash the day after it opened near DerbyCredit: Derby Telegraph / SWNS.com Local police confirmed that at least one crash took place on Sunday evening and that they were aware of more taking place over the weekend, but could not give an exact figure.A Derbyshire County Council spokesman said : “The new roundabout is being built by Barratt Homes as part of their adjoining development.”The developer’s designs, including signage, lighting and road markings have all been subject to scrutiny by our engineers as well as an independent Road Safety Audit.”Further audits will be carried out now that the works are fully open to traffic and any necessary changes to the design carried out.”We are already working with the developer to ensure that appropriate temporary signage remains in place until the roundabout scheme is fully complete and making sure that the permanent signs and road markings are in place.”It is difficult to comment on the reasons why these incidents have happened without knowing the full circumstances but they will be investigated as a matter of urgency.” David Wilson, 46, said another motorist who had crashed at the roundabout witnessed his accident and, while they were waiting for recovery, a Land Rover also drove straight over the new island having failed to realise it was there.Mr Wilson, from South Normanton, told the Derby Telegraph: “It was around 4am and I was taking my cousin to Manchester airport for her flight home to Canada.center_img “Ironically, when they were completing the works to create the new junction, it was one of the most well-lit stretches of road in the city – now it’s like the Black Hole of Calcutta.” Peter Hall, from Mickleover, said: “These accidents are not driver error but the result of a poorly designed, unlit roundabout on a 70mph dual carriageway.”By my reckoning at least ten vehicles have had accidents within less than 48 hours of this new junction opening – so it is probably the most dangerous roundabout in the country.”Another motorist who used the road over the weekend said: “I can see why the accidents are happening at night – there are no street lights switched on at the roundabout – they stop a couple of hundred yards before and start again a couple of hundred yards after – that means the area is pitch black at night.”People are saying ‘how can you not see a roundabout?’ But it’s just a flat grassed area and, when the first car went over and smashed down the signs, then there were no signs. When they were completing the works, it was one of the most well-lit stretches of road in the city – now it’s like the Black Hole of CalcuttaPeter Hall, Mickleover resident Crashed cars are seen abandoned by the roundabout Cars and vans ploughed straight over the traffic island on the A516 in Mickleover, where road signs and debris can be seen flung across the carriageway.One motorist who crashed said he drove straight over the roundabout in the early hours of the morning because he simply could not see it. Credit: Derby Telegraph / SWNS.com Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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This robot might beat your Angry Birds high score

first_imgThose of us who grew up in the latter part of the 20th century were inundated with sci-fi fantasies of humanoid robots flying spaceships, helping to win wars, and engaging in witty banter with humans and other robots alike. You could make the case that real robots have now done all of the above, but what we have here may be a robot occupation that had never occurred to you. This robot prefers to keep things simple. His speciality is slingshotting birds into unsuspecting pigs.Yes, this robot has been built to play Angry Birds. It uses a retractable finger-like rod that is covered in some kind of skin-like synthetic material that fools a touchscreen into thinking it’s a human finger. The robot’s creator, Jason Huggins, then sends signals to two servo motors via keys on a remote. While there’s no C3PO-like (or even Siri-like) artificial intelligence involved, what we do have is a remote-controlled robot that can smash swine with the best of them.Huggins calls his creation BitBot. He isn’t just a hobbiest who wants to beat high scores without putting his donut down though. He is the co-founder of Saucelabs, and the creator of Selenium. Selenium is a portable software testing framework for web applications. Do you see where he’s going with this? He envisions a future where his company will have a building full of BitBots, testing mobile applications. It would essentially be the physical equivalent of the Selenium testing software.It isn’t immediately clear exactly what benefit would come from having thousands of robots sitting in a building, testing the latest Gameloft or Chillingo title. Perhaps the sheer multitude of mechanical fingers that would be swiping and tapping at the game would make bugs more likely to be found? Maybe they would be powered by an application-specific program that would tell them how to play the game? Suddenly this is sounding more applicable, and it would be one way to get some beta testing without having to worry about pre-launch leaks.The only downside I can see here is that every little kid’s fantasy career, “video game tester,” may soon be taken over by robots. Sorry, lads.More at BitBeam, via O’Reilly Radarlast_img read more

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Fujitsu develops invisible video watermarks your smartphone can read

first_imgUsing your smartphone camera to view a QR code or watermark has been a common practice for finding out more information about a product. Such codes can automatically load a website, pop up a trailer for a game, or give your the preview of a new movie.The system works well, but it is limited to a static image placed on a surface or embedded in a video where it overlays the action. Fujitsu believes they can do better where video is concerned, and has developed a new video embed that is completely invisible to the human eye.What Fujitsu has done is manage to embed 16 bits of data within a video without interfering with the playback. However, if you hold your smartphone camera up to view the video it detects the embedded information which then acts just like a QR code and can load relevant information.How did Fujitsu manage to do this? By varying how light and dark the whole display is during playback, but not in a way the user can notice. By doing this, information can be embedded and repeated every second giving the smartphone camera time to capture it. An associated app then takes that data and does something with it, like loading a website, displaying a flyer, or playing a video.The system is sure to be of interest to advertisers who want to show off products in their best light without filling the screen with information like a web address or phone number. Instead, they can just put an ad on TV and ask the viewer to point their phone at the screen to find out more. The same is true of any digital display ad that is a screen.Fujitsu created the invisible watermark system for content protection originally, but then saw its potential as an advertising tool. And as the only thing you need is a special app on the smartphones we carry around, getting into consumer’s hands isn’t going to be a difficult task. If advertisers use the right incentives (free stuff for pointing your phone at the screen), we’ll happily use it, too.via Diginfo.tvlast_img read more

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Macau to conduct interim review of FiveYear Development Plan

first_img Galaxy offers first glimpse of new Galaxy Macau convention center ahead of 2021 launch RelatedPosts Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August The Macau SAR Government has announced that the Committee for Development of the World Centre of Tourism and Leisure will conduct an interim review of the city’s first Five-Year Development Plan in order to prepare for the formulation of the next five-year plan.The decision to conduct the interim review was made last Thursday 20 September during a plenary meeting of the advisory body, itself convened to review the Five-Year Development Plan spanning from 2016 through 2020. The Committee for Development of the World Centre of Tourism and Leisure is headed by Macau Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On.The Five-Year Plan, unveiled in February 2016, outlined seven primary objectives of the government – namely stable economic growth, improving the structure of industry, improving quality of life for residents, improving education, environmental protection, strengthening government efficiency and the legal industry and most notably turning Macau into a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure.That final policy goal has included an increased focus on diversification of the gaming industry, with Chui stating in his 2016 speech that, “We will encourage gaming operators to engage more in large-scale tourism projects that will help diversify the sector by offering more leisure activities and non-gaming elements.”Macao Government Tourism Office Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes stated during a panel discussion at G2E Asia in May that she hoped to see Macau’s IR operators one day achieve 40% of revenue from non-gaming facilities.“Whatever the mix is going forward there has to be a balance for the operators and I don’t think Macau can reasonably expect to reach 60% like Las Vegas, but I think 40% non-gaming is the goal in the mid-term,” she said. “Going forward there are a lot of possibilities.”Part of the government’s World Centre of Tourism and Leisure goal, as presented in 2016, included various infrastructure projects such as completion of the long-awaited light rail system, better links between Macau and Guangdong and a fourth bridge to Taipa – none of which have yet been finalized.Nevertheless, the government stated last week that its latest quarterly evaluation showed it had achieved “an average accomplishment rate of 90%” across all of its many policy goals.According to Chui, the Committee plans to broaden the areas covered by the Five-Year Plan in order to include Macau’s role in the development of the Greater Bay Area. JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Load Morelast_img read more

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Unlikely allies US and Russia work together on walrus

first_imgWhat brought Soviet Russia and the U.S. together during the Cold War? Walruses.USGS Wildlife Biologist working at a haulout near Point Lay, Alaska. (Photo by Ryan Kingsbery/USGS)Now a new federal database, created with over a century of information, shows where those animals haul out on both sides of the border. And that’s especially important as sea ice disappears and the animals spend more time on land.Listen nowTony Fischbach says a cacophony of walruses has a lot of bass.“There’s so many animals there. It really reverberates in your chest, especially when you’re laying in the sand,” he said.Fischbach is a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He’s describing listening to more than 10,000 walruses on the beach in Point Lay. When he’s in the field, Fischbach dresses up in an outfit that looks like beach debris to sneak up on the animals to radio tag them.He says, not too long ago, this spot looked different.“Well, prior to 2007, we’ve never had large numbers of walruses on the North Western Coast of Alaska,” Fischbach said.Anatoly Kochnev observes a large walrus haulout near Cape SerdtseKamen’. (Photo by Anatoly Kochnev/Russian Academy of Sciences.)That’s when the sea ice disappeared off the continental shelf of the Chukchi Sea. In the summer, female walruses and their babies spend time offshore hauling out. They float on sea ice to a walrus version of the grocery store, an area full of nutrient-dense food like clams.But with the melt, they’ve had no choice but to come onshore.“When they’re onshore, if they get moving, they can develop into a panic, and there can be trampling, injuries and deaths,” he said.Fischbach says he’s encountered over 100 walruses who died like this, mostly babies.But this isn’t the only time in history biologists have been concerned about the Pacific walruses. In the 1960s, Fischbach says commercial overharvesting — not melting sea ice — was seen as a potential danger. And to get an idea about walrus population, the United States had to team up with an unlikely ally.“Even the Cold War was not able to stop this work from happening,” said Anatoly Kochnev in Russian.Kochnev is the coauthor with Fischbach on the Pacific Walrus Coastal Haulout Database, which holds 160 years worth of information. It’s a historical treasure trove — from old ship logs to joint aerial surveys that happened before the fall of the Soviet Union. Our countries go way back on working together on walrus.“Walruses are not political and do not respect any political boundaries,” he said.Knowing that, Kochnev says Russian and American scientists agreed to work together. Our countries collected and shared information on walruses that could shape policy decisions today. All of this when Russia was still a ruled by a Community party.“In the Soviet era, financing was provided to the scientists and that was provided to do the aerial surveys by plane, and the last one of those was in 1990, and that was the last year the Soviet Union funded the surveys,” Kochnev said.Since then, Kochnev says Russia has been through some tight economic times, and the funding for projects like this has largely dried up. So, I ask, how is he able to spend months at a time in remote parts of Russia studying walruses? My translator, Elisabeth Kruger, responds to his answer with a laugh.“He says I know myself how he finds money, and that I don’t need to ask him,” Kruger said.She works for the World Wildlife Fund. The organization helps pay for Kochnev’s research.Remember Point Lay — the spot where Tony Fischbach observed over 10,000 walruses hauling out? Just across the Bering Strait is Cape Serdtse­Kamen’. Kochnev has documented more than 100,000 walruses hauling out there.Map showing Pacific walrus coastal haulout locations reported in the past four decades. (Courtesy of USGS.)And over the years, he says he’s witnessed the effects of climate change firsthand. Polar bears attacking and killing walruses. Something he says biologists hadn’t observed at the haulout before. Just recently, they’ve seen evidence of walruses eating birds.“That could be an indication that they are finding it more difficult to find food,” Kochnev said. “And that their normal food source is not enough. The walruses predating on birds happened 30 years ago, but it was very rare. Now we’re starting to see it more often.”Both Kochnev and Fischbach say they hope the haulout database can help illuminate what’s happening to the Pacific walrus. Next year, the feds will decide if the animal should be on the endangered species list. And the database has already received attention from a private company that advises the industry on oil and gas.Fischbach says the database couldn’t have happened without decades of scientists working across the Bering Strait.“Even down to the small details,” Fischbach said. “I was having trouble working with the Russian language, representing the Russian script in the database because it’s in Cyrillic. And I’m using Latin script, and the complexity of that on computer systems is really daunting.”And a Russian scientist — who wasn’t even working on this project — put in the time to lend a hand.last_img read more

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Is Anupama Parameswaran dating Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah Actress responds

first_imgAnupama Parameswaran, the dazzling actress from Kerala, made her grand debut in the entertainment industry with ‘Premam’ that featured Nivin Pauly in the lead role. The success of ‘Premam’ helped her to fetch more offers from other industries, and within a very short period of time, she made her presence felt in Tollywood, Sandalwood and Kollywood. However, in recent days, several tabloids reported that Anupama is apparently dating Indian cricketer Jasprit Bumrah.Rumours regarding their romantic affairs got heated up when Anupama was spotted following Bumrah on Twitter. As fans of the actress started sharing the romantic rumour on the internet, the actress refuted the claims and made it clear that she is just a good friend of Bumrah. A report published in Pinkvilla also revealed that the duo is not dating.This is not the first time that Jasprit Bumrah’s name is heard in connection with a film actress. Earlier, his name was connected with South Indian starlet Raashi Khanna. As the rumours became viral, Raashi Khanna revealed that she doesn’t know Jasprit Bumrah personally, and all she knew was he is a cricketer.Anupama Parameswaran is now awaiting the release of her new Telugu movie ‘Rakshasudu’, which is being directed by Ramesh Varma. The film has Bellamkonda Sreenivas in the lead role, and this film is a remake of Tamil blockbuster ‘Ratsasan’.On the other hand, Jasprit Bumrah is currently playing a crucial role in determining the successful course of India in the ICC cricket world cup. As of now, Bumrah has grabbed 17 wickets from the eight matches he played in this edition of the world cup. Experts believe that Bumrah’s performance will be quite crucial as India will lock horns with New Zealand in the semifinal of the world cup on July 09, 2019.last_img read more

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Free treatment Darjeeling flags off Clinic on Wheels

first_imgDarjeeling: The “World Cup Town” finally paved way to “Clinic on Wheels.” The ambulance was flagged off on Sunday in Darjeeling.Run by Darjeeling North Point School Alumni Association (DNPSAA) and supported by Darjeeling Planters’ Association, “Clinic on Wheels” is a unique outreach programme named after Late Father Van, former Rector of St. Joseph’s.An ambulance fitted with medical test facilities including ECG and 42 different tests will visit far flung remote areas including tea gardens offering medical services free of cost.DNPSAA had organised the event “Darjeeling the World Cup Town 2018″ on June 2 to raise funds for the outreach programme — Fr. Van Memorial Clinic on wheels. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThousands had participated in the football parade followed by a variety entertainment programme at Chowrasta on June 2. The proceeds from the World Cup Town programme in the form of registrations helped fund the ambulance.”We also organised the first medical camp at Happy Valley Tea estate in Darjeeling,” stated Deven Gurung, President, DNPSAA.90 patients were checked and tests including ECG conducted. “Many of the patients were unaware of their medical complications. There were patients with coronary artery disease, sinus tachycardia and anemia with hemoglobin less than 6 gm,” stated Dr. Plaban Das.Camps will be conducted twice a month initially. “In the Hills, hypertension and anemia are common health problems. It is a common practice specially in remote areas to drink salt tea which aggravates hypertension,” stated Dr. Devendra Pradhan,last_img read more

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Figurative sculptures reflecting society

first_imgTo present a blend of beauty and strength, a solo show by artist Arun Pandit titled ‘Power & Pathos’ will be held from April 2-8 at Lalit Kala Akademi in the national Capital. The show, which has been curated by Uma Nair, will feature sculptural work by Arun Pandit.Arun Pandit’s artwork is a perfect blend of aesthetic value and realistic approach towards the subject. There are two distinctive features of Arun’s sculpture: one is his endeavour to give a three dimensional appearance along with the motion of the object and other one is the use of a cast in the final product. The cast is used as an inseparable part of his sculptures. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Artist Arun Pandit creates a suite of 20 sculptures. Human figures and bulls become his metaphors for the observations and comments he makes on everyday society. Totally taken in by the invasion of the internet age and its paralysis with the term Error 404, these works sometimes give us a mirror image of multiple reflections that go back and forth in time. While his bulls and human forms create a stirring residue of emotions within us what unveils is both the power and pathos of human endeavours and predicaments.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThough he admires installations, Pandit could never garner the courage to make them because of space constraints but he has always been on the lookout for the medium that he combines with sculptures to give them movement and life and shake the conscience of the viewer.“For me the internet experience is a kind of disorientation which is the beginning and ends in a way where it’s like a closed question that operates in a basic perceptual textbook in the human psyche.You see the image one way and if you turn in space then it becomes different experientially”, said Arun Pandit.The best part of the show is when the  artist’s works give us an abstraction born out of realism. If his human figures make you stand and think and ponder then his Bull series reflect the Error 404-as an impassioned fragment of the unfinished business of time.Curator Uma Nair commented: “To the term ‘curiosity’ we can also add the word ‘openness’. We may not feel curious, but there is something there that we want to figure out. I think that Pandit’s work is about experience and the analysis of the human angst within. His work ‘Maa’ is an impassionate work that combines feminine and abstract tenors.”last_img read more

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IISWBM likely to be upgraded to university says Partha Chatterjee

first_imgKolkata: Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management (IISWBM) — the country’s oldest B-school — will surely get the status of a university, said state Education minister Partha Chatterjee after attending a meeting comprising the Board of Directors (BoD), at the management institute on Monday afternoon.Chatterjee happens to be the president of the BoD of IISWBM that was set up by the Calcutta University senate together with the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Bengal Chief Minister Bidhan Chandra Roy and Dijendra Kumar Sanyal Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifein 1953. “We have had a detailed discussion in the Board of Directors’ meeting. All the members have agreed that IISWBM should have the status of a university,” Chatterjee said after the meeting. A senior official of the state Higher Education department said the parameters like teacher transfer, student-teacher ratio and other modalities will be finalised soon. “This is the first business school not just in India but in entire south-east Asia. If this becomes a management university then several management schools and institutes scattered all over the state will come under our aegis,” a top IISWBM official said Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned that the state government has allocated a land of 3-acre to IISWBM for setting up its second campus at Rajarhat opposite to Amity University. The work for the building has already started. The management institute has seen a phenomenal placement in recent times. As per statistics, in 2015-16 the placement was 96 percent, while in 2016-17, it was 98 percent. It has recently set a precedence in its placement record with one of its students bagging a job with Amazon India with a hefty monthly pay package of Rs 12 lakh. It may be mentioned that at present, Calcutta University grants degrees to our students since IISWBM is affiliated to it.last_img read more

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Want to Build the Next Candy Crush Heres How

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free I have good news and bad news for app developers. The good news is that consumers are insatiable when it comes to great apps. Usage patterns indicate that the most engaged users frequently search for new sources of entertainment or productivity resources on their mobile devices — so the opportunities for selling to them are limitless.Unfortunately, however, insatiability often equates to fickleness. App users constantly seek the next big thing. Inbox was yesterday’s mobile email darling; today, that title has been usurped by Airmail. A few months from now, users will want an even shinier tool that serves the same purpose but has that new-car luster.Related: 3 Factors That Could Limit The Growth Of Your Mobile App StartupBut you can use that capriciousness to your advantage. App revenues are on pace to hit $76.52 billion by 2017, and that sum includes significant increases in paid- and in-app purchases. Paid-for app revenues could reach $1.95 billion by 2017, and in-app purchases will likely hit $28.9 billion the same year.Although consumers are clerly intoxicated with the “free” aspect of “freemium” content, many now realize that the best experiences lie behind a pay wall. And that’s actually okay, as the demand for apps has never been higher.The key to cashing in on this trend, then, is to invigorate your existing fan favorites in ways that appear novel and exciting. Here’s how to do that:1. Rebrand.A quick re-skinning sometimes proves the best option when you’re stuck creatively with the current incarnation of your app. Risks lure here, though, because re-launching means redefining your user base. As Facebook learned when it rebranded its controversial Internet.org app, stale products hurt your brand, so sometimes you need to take the plunge.Some companies push new products into the market as competitors to their existing offerings, so they can own both the market leads and their alternatives. Yet that strategy is difficult to maintain, because the products must feel significantly different in order to prevent users from catching on. It also forces you to hire separate development teams, plan independent release cycles and create distinct marketing plans. Tread this path only if you’re sure you have the resources to pull it off.Related: Boost Your App’s Chances of Being Featured by Apple With These 7 Tips2. Build with monetization in mind.Avoid the cardinal sin of app development, which is ignoring monetization in favor of increasing user numbers. I’ve seen many companies say, “We’re more focused on users right now, and we’ll figure out monetization down the road,” only to regret this strategy a short time later.You can’t go from giving something away for free to suddenly demanding payment, without incurring backlash — this is something Apple has been trying to amend since the introduction of the freemium craze. If in-app purchases or paid upgrades have always been on the table, people will feel less taken aback when you ask them to shell out for a cool update or to unlock a premium feature.3. Use a subscription model.Subscription apps, such as the newly released coffee app BrewPass, generate revenue even after users lose interest in the app (often because most either forget or don’t care enough to cancel their payments). Target an audience that is comfortable with subscription models, because you’re not going to convince freemium users to start paying every month. Go to market with subscriptions as your goal.4. Incorporate value-added features.Value-added features are at the heart of the freemium model. Everyone can use your tool for free, but only paid users enjoy the full functionality and features. To make this profitable, your core offering must be enticing enough to attract users at the outset.5. Nurture your audience.It’s not enough to build and release a great app. You need to earn a strong enough following that people will use the product, pay for upgrades, tell their friends and support your future apps. Outreach and relationship maintenance are essential to profitable app businesses.When Bethesda Softworks released its Fallout Shelter mobile game, it opted for a surprise launch tied to the trailer release for its main console game. Bethesda banked on fans’ franchise loyalty, and the move paid off, as the mobile product quickly racked up downloads.Related: The Beginner’s Guide to Building and Launching an AppNovelty is the name of the app sales game. Audiences crave what’s unique, so don’t rely on their past loyalty. Develop products in a way that allows you to constantly intrigue users with interesting features and content. April 1, 2016 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | December 22, 2014 Toshiba Maximizes Workflow of R/F and X-ray Imaging Enhancements to T.RAD and Kalare optimize time and business results Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Related Content Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Italys regional elections puts focus on migrant arrivals

first_imgIn this picture taken on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Issa Konate, from Mali, attends an interview with The Associated Press past election posters near a migrant holding center in Baone, near Padua, northern Italy Housing migrants who continue to flood Italy, many risking death in Mediterranean crossings, has become a contentious campaign issue in Italian regional elections set for Sunday. It has unleashed a wave of anti-migrant resentment that Matteo Salvini, the up-and-coming leader of the populist Northern League, has both benefited from and fomented. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) Top Stories “Maybe they are against us,” Jatta said, adding that the photo-taking made him uncomfortable. “We are not afraid. We don’t do anything. We just walk.”Favarin said he also has been abused by residents: “When I go down the street, people spit on me, they accuse me, they use vulgar language.”The migrants pass the time waiting for their asylum applications to be processed, learning woodwork and tending a small garden. They make occasional trips to the police station to process their requests, and to the train stations to meet newcomers. Sometimes they go on cultural outings. Favarin said they have created no disturbances during their stay.“We believe that welcoming the migrants is a value that you cannot debate,” Favarin said. “You can debate the methods, you can debate the timing and the resources, but taking them in, from a human and Christian point of view, cannot be a matter of debate.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Salvini’s anti-immigrant, anti-Europe party is poised to be the second largest vote-getter in seven regional votes this weekend, including the wealthy Veneto region where Padua is located. The provocative leader has backed Padua’s Northern League mayor in his opposition to a program by Rome officials to seek private homes to shelter the migrants.“We don’t know who we are putting next-door,” Salvini told The Associated Press by telephone from Sicily, where he was campaigning. “There are no controls, no guarantees, not even for health. … It is a problem of safety and cohabitation. There are 4 million Italians without work, and millions more living under the poverty level. I don’t think we can give housing to half the world.”He is unapologetic about fears that such rhetoric could encourage racism. He says Italy’s 5 million legally resident migrants are “welcome” and noted that Britain’s conservative Prime Minister David Cameron won elections in Britain “saying he wouldn’t even take one immigrant,” referring to Britain’s refusal to take part in a proposed EU quota system for distributing asylum-seekers around Europe. But the Rev. Luca Favarin, who runs the Percorso Vita charity, which has been trying to find private homes for new arrivals in Padua province, says the province took in just 500 new migrants last year, less than half of its 2014 quota set by the Interior Ministry, despite the availability of EU funds. He is currently working with the national prefect in Padua on getting approval to put migrants in 23 homes on the grounds that keeping migrants in smaller groups spread through the territory created a more familial environment and made it easier for locals to get to know them, and help them with their trauma.He acknowledges that the plan — by spreading migrants over a wider area — “makes more people unhappy.”In Rivadolmo, a total of 22 migrants are living in a spacious house that belongs to a man serving prison time for pedophilia. Favarin said the reaction of neighbors has been “borderline racist.”Amadu Jatta, a 30-year-old Gambian, said he was photographed as he walked down the street earlier this week. He said he believed it was for posting on a community Facebook page that includes comments, often derogatory, on the migrants’ presence. The page includes complaints that the migrants had taken over the local soccer field, displacing a group of 11 and 12-year-olds who had been playing for an hour. The entry is titled “Here is the integration of our … political refugees!” Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   Parents, stop beating yourself up “The number one priority is lack of jobs, which generates frustration and anger, the desire for change, along with indecision and polarization,” said Roberto D’Alimonte of Rome’s LUISS University. Experts are projecting high levels of absenteeism.Polls indicate the results could catapult the Northern League to second place in the overall regional vote count, behind Premier Matteo Renzi’s Democratic Party, which would make the Northern League the main opposition party. It would allow Salvini’s camp to overtake Beppe Grillo’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement as the principal lightning rod for disaffected voters. But Salvini is setting his ambitions higher: He wants to take command of Italy’s center-right — which has suffered a void as former Premier Silvio Berlusconi has found himself crippled politically by a tax fraud conviction.Europe was shocked into devising a plan to accommodate the migrants, and ease pressure on Italy, after more than 800 people were believed to have drowned an April shipwreck. The result is a proposed national quota system aimed at helping Italy and Greece manage the massive influx of migrants — and oblige reluctant EU partners to share the burden. 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Salvini hopes to ride the anti-establishment wave evident in recent elections in Poland and Spain. He called the results “a slap in the face for Europe, the common currency and migration.” The Northern League, under Salvini, is seeking to become the rallying point for Italy’s nationalist right, venting its anger at Brussels in a bid to widen its appeal beyond its traditional secessionist base with roots in northern Italy. Despite his attempt to moderate some of the Northern League’s past rhetoric, particularly against southern Italy, he still riles public opinion in campaign stops across the country.Political analysts say the major electoral concern among Italian voters remains the economy, as the country weakly pulls itself out of recession. But in Veneto the race between the Northern League’s incumbent Gov. Luca Zaia and the Democratic Party candidate Alessandra Moretti is also being shaped by the emotional migrant issue. Italy has been struggling to deal with the huge inflows of migrants, with more than 26,500 landings this year through the end of last month, on top of last year’s total of 170,100. And the Northern League has found fertile ground for its message in Veneto, once the powerhouse behind the Italian economic miracle of the 1960s, which now has fallen on hard times. Four benefits of having a wireless security system New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies RIVODOLMO, Italy (AP) — The community’s hostility is veiled, but palpable. When the young migrants from Nigeria and Gambia venture away from their house in this hilltop idyll south of Padua, they say neighbors come out and snap their photos in a gesture of intimidation. They have been pressured to stop using the local soccer field, accused of taking the pitch away from Italian kids.Housing migrants who continue to flood Italy, many risking death in Mediterranean crossings, has become a contentious campaign issue in Italian regional elections set for Sunday. It has unleashed a wave of anti-migrant resentment that Matteo Salvini, the up-and-coming leader of the populist Northern League, has both benefited from and fomented. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving soberlast_img read more

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first_img Del Monte Kenya has invested Ksh580 million (US$5.6 million) in a new fresh fruit packing facility in the East African country as part of its plan to expand production and distribution, Capital Business reports.The new facility will have a processing capacity of 60 metric tons (MT) of fresh fruits per year, it added. These fruits will include pineapples, avocados, mangos and passion fruit.The company says the new plant will create 200 new jobs, boosting the economies of Murang’a and Kiambu counties.Del Monte’s managing director Stergios Gkaliamoutsas believes this move will help the company increase its reach.“Del Monte Kenya plans to source fruit from local and regional growers in Murang’a and Kiambu counties,” he says. “We will prepare and package the products from the new Del Monte facility for both local and international markets.”Workers are now constructing the plant within Del Monte Kenya’s plantation in Murang’a. The company reportedly expects to begin operations there in August 2019. Driscoll’s takes California Berry Cultivars (CBC) … U.S.: OTA launches “groundbreaking” organic fraud … July 08 , 2019 Del Monte Kenya’s relationship with the countryCurrently, Del Monte Kenya employs over 6,500 employees and creates additional 28,000 jobs indirectly through its activities.“Over the past several decades we have turned vacant, unoccupied, unused land into thriving plantations with irrigation and water infrastructure, roads, clinics, and schools that benefit the entire community.”We’re now looking forward to taking these accomplishments further alongside the Kenyan government and its people,” Gkaliamoutsas emphasized.Still, the company has faced its fair share of resistance in the country.In April, it lost a land lease suit in the nation just as it began the process of renewing its 99-year lease, which comes to an end in 2022.Locals James Mwangi and Ephantus Githae petitioned to halt the corporation’s land renewal process. They argued it should not commence again until public bidding was finished.center_img DSV to buy Panalpina for US$4.6B and create freigh … U.S.: Half of California cherry crop devastated by … You might also be interested inlast_img read more

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first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Patriots will look a little different Sunday. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be making his first career start in place of the suspended Tom Brady (did you hear he was suspended?). Defensive end Rob Ninkovich is also suspended — he got busted for performance-enhancing drug use and well, got the same penalty as a guy who may or may not have ordered a little bit of air be taken out of the game balls two seasons ago.Sunday’s matchup is one of the premier games on the schedule in Week 1, and marks the Patriots’ first-ever regular-season visit to UOP Stadium, although they’ve played in two Super Bowls in the building.All week, we’ll keep you updated on the Patriots and their preparation for the Cardinals as we go Behind Enemy Lines.Friday, September 9• Rob Gronkowski’s hamstring still bothering him (Boston Globe)Rob Gronkowski has been in and out of practice this preseason, and the Patriots tight end said Thursday that he’s still not fully healthy three days before the regular-season opener.• Patriots’ D.J. Foster keeps late sister’s memory close to his heart (Boston Herald)He misses his big sister, Jennifer, but he isn’t without her. The image, that beautiful memory, is permanently painted over his heart with the message, “Sweet Dreams.” 0 Comments   Share   Read more at: http://nesn.com/2016/09/patriots-mailbag-barkevious-mingo-has-starting-potential-in-base-defense/Thursday, September 8• Scouting the 2016 Patriots (Boston Globe)Here’s a position-by-position look at the 2016 Patriots, with a rating of how the group compares to last season.• Bill Belichick is a master of roster manipulation (Boston Globe)The architect of the Patriots dynasty, Belichick and his staff have made trading commodities (i.e. players and picks) an art form. It’s only fitting, as Belichick was the central figure in the biggest trade in franchise history: the 2000 blockbuster that brought him to New England from New York.• Patriots defense poised to unleash surprise weapon on opponents (Boston Herald)The collection of personnel Bill Belichick has assembled at defensive end and linebacker, and the interchangeable nature of the players, allows him to bring some confusion every down.Translation? The best Patriots pass rusher will be the one the quarterback won’t know is coming.• Malcolm Butler shows he’s more than a one-trick Super Bowl hero (Boston Herald)Malcolm Butler is returning to the scene of the crime.But the Patriots’ serial burglar might not appreciate his Super Bowl fame as much if he hadn’t turned it into a springboard for his career. Now, Butler is gearing up for his first appearance at University of Phoenix Stadium in 588 days. In addition to Gronkowski and Hightower, two other players on the current 53-man roster were named captains, safety Devin McCourty and perennial Pro Bowl special teamer Matthew Slater.• With Patriots’ acquisition of CB/S Eric Rowe, start with size and athleticism (ESPN.com)At 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, and with 31.5-inch arm length, he has good size and length for a cornerback. Some teams viewed him as a solid press corner coming out of the 2015 draft, while others projected him to safety, but most seemed to be in agreement that he was a top-50 talent regardless.• New England Patriots face arguably toughest opening game in Bill Belichick’s tenure (ESPN.com)Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 11, at Arizona Cardinals, 8:30 p.m.One could make the case that this is as challenging of an opening game as the Patriots have had in Belichick’s 17 years as head coach. It was going to be a major test, even if Brady was at quarterback. Record: 0-1. The Arizona Cardinals, fresh off a 1-3 preseason, won’t have the luxury of easing into the 2016 season.Not there’s any easy weeks in the NFL, but the Cardinals will kick off season four of the Bruce Arians coaching tenure by hosting Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots Sunday night at University of Phoenix Stadium.New England has been the NFL’s picture of consistency, racking up 13 consecutive double-digit win seasons and seven straight playoff appearances. Over the last five years, Belichick’s team is an NFL-best 61-19 with a win in Super Bowl XLIX. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires • Patriots Injury Report: Rob Gronkowski Among Seven Limited In Practice (NESN.com)Rob Gronkowski is still nursing the injury that held him out of practices late in training camp. Gronkowski was one of seven players limited in practice Wednesday.Gronkowski was one of seven players limited in practice Wednesday.• Patriots Notes: Week 1 Bring Malcolm Butler Back To Spot Of Super Bowl Glory (NESN.com)Sunday’s game will be the New England Patriots’ first at University of Phoenix Stadium since Super Bowl XLIX — the contest that introduced the world to Malcolm Butler.• Jimmy Garoppolo Draws Tony Romo Comparison Ahead of Patriots-Cardinals (NESN.com)When Jimmy Garoppolo was preparing to enter the 2014 NFL Draft, Bruce Arians saw a lot of Tony Romo in the young quarterback — and not just because the quarterbacks are from the same school.• Carson Palmer on Tom Brady: You get busted, you suffer consequences (Boston Globe)All the way on the other side of the country, nearly 3,000 miles from Gillette Stadium, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer stoked a Deflategate flame during a news conference Wednesday.Tuesday, September 6• Danny Amendola pronounces himself fit for the opener (Boston Globe) • Patriots’ Defense Set For Breakout While Out Of Tom Brady’s Shadow (NESN.com)For the Patriots to have success and come out of Brady’s suspension with a winning record, the impetus is on the team’s defense, more than Garoppolo, to get it done. New England has all the piece to be considered among the best defenses in the NFL, and it’ll get to prove that Sunday night against a high-powered Arizona Cardinals offense.• Bill Belichick shuts down question on Jimmy Garoppolo’s ‘smoother operator’ comment (NESN.com)New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo said Wednesday he’s experiencing a “smoother operation” now that Tom Brady’s four-game Deflategate suspension has begun. One day later, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked if he agrees: Are things running more smoothly with Brady out of the mix?He did not appreciate the question. “That’s his opinion,” Belichick responded, referring to Garoppolo.Wednesday, September 7• ‘Smoother operation’ for Jimmy Garoppolo as he takes Patriots reins (ESPN.com)Although a large mural of Tom Brady is visible from both sides of the lighthouse at Gillette Stadium, the keys to the New England Patriots’ offense have officially been handed over to Jimmy Garoppolo for the next four weeks. • Sean Payton’s support of Tom Brady, Patriots appreciated by Bill Belichick (ESPN.com)When the New England Patriots erected a Tom Brady mural on both sides of the lighthouse at Gillette Stadium, with Brady’s No. 12 on the top, it was noted by New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton on Twitter. Payton’s tweet has more than 3,000 retweets and 6,000 “likes.”• Super Bowl preview? Patriots, Jimmy Garoppolo face Cardinals in prime time (ESPN.com)Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss and Patriots reporter Mike Reiss take an in-depth look at Sunday night’s matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots in a battle of the two conference championship game losers.• Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski still not 100 percent with hamstring injury (ESPN.com)Gronkowski’s inclusion on the team’s first injury report of the season Wednesday adds context to what he’s been facing health-wise. Gronkowski took himself out of a joint practice with the Chicago Bears on Aug. 15 after attempting to catch a pass from quarterback Tom Brady along the sideline. He returned to practice Aug. 24, but didn’t play in either of the final two preseason games, which wasn’t a major surprise considering Gronkowski hasn’t played in the preseason since 2012. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling After missing the entire preseason while recovering from offseason knee and ankle surgeries, Amendola declared himself ready to play in the season-opening game against the Cardinals in Arizona Sunday night.• Patriots trade Josh Kline to Eagles for cornerback Eric Rowe (Boston Globe)Coach Bill Belichick told WEEI that Rowe “could possibly be a matchup-type of coverage player. Maybe he’ll be able to play safety. We’ll have to wait and see.”• Patriots a work in progress, but with real games to play (Boston Globe)“I don’t think you really know your team until the middle of October, especially now with limited training camp,” he told reporters Tuesday before the Patriots practiced in Foxborough to prepare for Sunday’s season-opener in Arizona.• Belichick on Brady banner: Not focused on ‘decorative and marketing things’ (Boston Herald)“Our focus is on the Cardinals. That’s who we play this week. All the other decorative and marketing things and so forth are not really part of the team’s preparation,” Belichick said. “We’re focused on Arizona.”• Rob Gronkowski, Dont’a Hightower named first-time Patriots captains (ESPN.com) • Nobody knows what Jimmy Garoppolo will be for Patriots (Boston Herald)Appearances can be deceiving, especially when those appearances come in exhibition football games. That is why, for all the talk the past month or two of what Jimmy Garoppolo is going to be this season, the truth is nobody knows. Not you, not me and not Bill Belichick either.• Chandler Jones ‘excited’ but downplaying reunion against Patriots (ESPN.com)“I’m just taking this like a regular Week 1, like any Week 1 I would go through,” Jones said. “A lot of people would say this is a big game for me, but I’m approaching it like any other game.”• Patriots have reason to feel good about their side of Chandler Jones trade (ESPN.com)When the initial swap was made, the Patriots received guard Jonathan Cooper and a 2016 second-round pick (61st overall). They turned the draft pick into a third-rounder (guard Joe Thuney) and fourth-rounder (receiver Malcolm Mitchell).• Patriots Mailbag: Barkevious Mingo Has Starting Potential In Base Defense (NESN.com)Mingo offers the most upside in that role because of his Jamie Collins-esque explosive athleticism. The Patriots might feel McClellin is a stouter run defender, however.last_img read more

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Mexican relatives win injunction against Frida Kah

first_imgMexican relatives win injunction against Frida Kahlo Barbie FILE – In this April 14, 1939 file photo, painter and surrealist Frida Kahlo, who was the wife of noted Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, poses at her home in Mexico City. Distant relatives of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo have won a temporary injunction on Thursday, April 19, 2018, that stops sales of a Frida Barbie doll. (AP Photo/File) MEXICO CITY – Distant relatives of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo said Friday they have won a temporary injunction that stops sales of a Frida Barbie doll.Kahlo’s great-niece Mara de Anda Romeo argues that Mattel doesn’t have the rights to use Kahlo’s image as part of its Inspiring Women series.According to a copy of the ruling, the toymaker and department stores in Mexico must stop commercializing the doll until the issue is resolved.Pablo Sangri, a lawyer for de Anda Romeo, said those named in the suit can appeal the ruling.Mattel has said it worked with the Panama-based Frida Kahlo Corp. which it claims has rights to the artist’s image. The corporation said it got the rights through Kahlo’s niece, Isolda Pinedo Kahlo, more than a decade ago.Mattel did not immediately respond to requests for comment Friday.Critics also say the doll doesn’t reflect Kahlo’s heavy, nearly conjoined eyebrows, and its costume doesn’t accurately portray her elaborate Tehuana-style dresses.That is, it’s more Barbie-like than Frida-like. Barbie is an American icon that has often been criticized as promoting an unrealistic body image and consumerist lifestyle. Kahlo was a lifelong communist who died in 1954 before the doll was introduced.center_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 20, 2018 11:04 am PDT Last Updated Apr 20, 2018 at 12:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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