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amfAR To Host Annual Cinema Against AIDS Event During Cannes Film Festival

first_imgamfAR’s annual Cinema Against AIDS event will be held during the Cannes Film Festival later this month.Isabella Rossellini, Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Diane Kruger, Aishwarya Rai, Abishek Bachchan, Frances McDormand, Harvey Weinstein, Milutin Gatsby, Carine Roitfeld, Michel Litvak, and amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole will be among the chairs of the 22nd edition of amfAR’s world-renowned Cinema Against AIDS event, to be held on May 21, 2015, during the Cannes Film Festival. Other event chairs include Nayla Hayek, John C. Reilly, Remo Ruffini, and Len Blavatnik.Cinema Against AIDS 22 is presented by Harry Winston and Bold Films. The Weinstein Company is a Signature Sponsor. MoëtHennessy is Official Wine and Spirits Partner.The annual star-studded event is one of the world’s most successful benefits, and is the most coveted ticket during the Cannes International Film Festival. Held at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, this glamorous and unpredictable gala will include several musical performances and a parade of prominent appearances, as many of the celebrity guests help with the event’s over-the-top live auction.Confirmed performers include the Grammy Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons, whose recent second studio album Smoke + Mirrors debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200,the nine-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist Mary J. Blige, and Grammy-nominated British pop sensation Charli XCX.Longtime amfAR supporter Carine Roitfeld will once again curate a fashion show of one-of-a-kind looks from a who’s who of the world’s most celebrated fashion designers. Forty of the world’s top models (including event Co-Chairs Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima and Irina Shayk) will participate in the spectacular black-and-white themed runway presentation, accessorized with jewelry by Harry Winston. The fashion show will be DJ’d by multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award-winning producer Mark Ronson, whose latest hit “Uptown Funk” with Bruno Mars spent 14 consecutive weeks at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.Participating designers in the fashion show will include Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Gucci, Prada, Céline, Balmain, Giorgio Armani and Tom Ford among others.After the Cinema Against AIDS 22 dinner, guests will be invited to the exclusive After Party, presented by Moncler.amfAR’s annual Cinema Against AIDS events have been important and successful fundraising events for the Foundation for over two decades, generating more than $140 million for amfAR’s life-saving research programs and keeping the fight against AIDS in the global media spotlight. amfAR continues to fund HIV/AIDS researchers worldwide, and works to translate their research into effective policy, prevention, and treatment education programs around the globe. Additionally, amfAR recently launched “Countdown to a Cure for AIDS,” a research initiative aimed at developing the scientific basis for a cure by 2020. “Countdown to a Cure” is designed to intensify amfAR’s cure-focused HIV research program with plans to strategically invest $100 million in cure research over the next five years.Past events have been chaired by amfAR’s late Founding International Chairman Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who hosted the first Cinema Against AIDS gala in 1993, President Bill Clinton, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Nicole Kidman, Robert De Niro, Sir Elton John, and Madonna, among many others.amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS event is produced by Andy Boose/AAB Productions.Delta Air Lines is the official airline of amfAR.Harry Winston is the official jewelry and timepiece partner of amfAR.last_img read more

Bono the Edge donating time for Canada Day concert government says

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Twitter Huneault was not able to say whether the government was covering any expenses for the Irish rockers.U2, which also includes Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr., are in the midst of a world tour and are due to play Cleveland later that night.The department announced last week that Bono and the Edge would perform one song at the Canada 150 festivities in Ottawa. The song choice was not announced.The duo joins Gordon Lightfoot, Alessia Cara and Cirque du Soleil for the Parliament Hill show, which will be broadcast live on CBC.with a file from Catherine Cullen – CBC Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment U2 members Bono and the Edge are donating their time as a “birthday present to Canada” and will not be paid a performance fee for appearing at Canada 150 celebrations on Parliament Hill July 1st, said a spokesperson from Canadian Heritage.“The government of Canada is not paying U2 for their Canada Day performance,” Natalie Huneault said in an email to CBC News Wednesday.“Bono and the Edge wanted to mark the occasion with Canadians and are donating their time as a birthday present for Canada 150,” Huneault said, calling it a “great pleasure” for Canada to hosting the duo on Parliament Hill. Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

Uber taps Barney Harford as COO

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Uber has named Barney Harford its new COO, the same day the European Union’s top court dealt it a blow, ruling that the ride-hailing company should be regulated like a transportation company and not a technology service.Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Wednesday that Harford would oversee Uber’s global operations, marketing and customer support teams beginning on January 2.Even before the EU setback announced earlier Wednesday, Uber has had a rough 2017, from the ouster of CEO Travis Kalanick, sexual harassment allegations and the revelation that it covered up a massive breach of customers’ data. Kalanick resigned in June, under pressure from the board after a video surfaced of the former CEO arguing with a driver for the company.Last week, a federal judge unsealed an inflammatory letter in which a former Uber security specialist accused the ride-hailing service of corporate espionage. The judge urged prosecutors to investigate allegations that Uber stole technology from Waymo, Google’s autonomous vehicle unit.The company, founded in 2008 and based in San Francisco, has also seen numerous defections by executives and board members in the past year.Harford, who has been serving Uber in an advisory role since October, is the former CEO of Orbitz and serves on the boards of United Airlines and RealSelf. He moved to the U.S. from Britain in 1999 to work for Expedia, where he worked with Khosrowshahi.last_img read more

BJP candidates step up campaign

first_imgNew Delhi: BJP’s Delhi candidates are strategising their campaign in a way with some of them focusing on national issues, while others picking on opposition members. Parvesh Verma (W Delhi) and Ramesh Bidhuri (South Delhi) solely kept their focus on national security and armed forces on Friday whereas, Manoj Tiwari (North East Delhi) and Gautam Gambhir (East Delhi) connected with voters on local issues and opposition bashing.While holding “nukkad sabhas” in Najafgarh and Dwarka constituencies, Verma said that 50 years’ worth of prayers from mothers across India were answered when Narendra Modi became Prime Minister in 2014. “The only reason we are able to celebrate Diwali in peace is that our PM Modi spends the day on the border strengthening the spirits of our soldiers. Modi’s sacrifices allow us to spend the festival happily and in peace,” Verma said. He also spoke of national policies that the BJP government has brought under the Modi regime and added that when people vote for the saffron party on May 12, they can be assured of their promises getting fulfilled. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesMeanwhile, South Delhi’s Bidhuri also picked up on the Azhar news at a public meeting in Badarpur. He said Azhar’s listing goes to show that the sacrifices made by the Indian Armed Forces have not gone to waste. “It is necessary to increase nationalist powers and elect BJP again,” he said. However, Delhi BJP chief Tiwari chose to play it closer to home and bashed the opposition at social welfare programmes in his constituency for trying to stop Modi’s national schemes from being applied in the Capital.last_img read more

Morocco, Netherlands Agree to Strengthen Cooperation

Rabat – The city of Rabat convened Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Stef Blok and Moroccan officials, including Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani. During the meeting, both Morocco and Netherlands expressed their willingness to bolster bilateral ties and cooperation on Friday.Having arrived in Morocco for a working visit, Blok voiced his country’s interest in growing partnerships between the two countries, including the Morocco-EU fisheries deal.A statement from the Moroccan cabinet noted that El Othmani and Blok reviewed various aspects of the bilateral ties and commended the quality of friendship linking the two countries. The officials have also discussed means to strengthen Moroccan-Dutch cooperation in different fields, to encourage fruitful partnership between the two countries. El Othmani also introduced Morocco’s potential and investment assets available, owing to Morocco’s business strategy The statement added that cultural exchange talks were also part of the meeting agenda.Maghreb Arab Press reported that the Dutch minister also met with Morocco’s Minister of Justice, with whom he held talks on ways to reinforce cooperation on justice. Blok also expressed Netherlands interest in reinforcing ties in the fields of justice, fight against terrorism and crime-related issues.Moroccan Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita also received Blok in a meeting. The Dutch Minister emphasized that Morocco is a close and significant partner of the Netherlands in different fields, such as emigration and the fight against terrorism.The list of issues addressed by the Dutch and Moroccan officials included business, agriculture, climate change, sustainable energy, transport, and logistics. read more

Sri Lanka elected to UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee

Sri Lanka recognizes that intangible cultural heritage is an important factor in maintaining cultural diversity in the face of growing globalization, and that an understanding of the intangible cultural heritage of different communities helps promote intercultural dialogue, and encourages mutual respect for other ways of life. The decision to seek election to the Committee at this juncture is driven by the Government’s commitment to the process of reconciliation in the country through which Sri Lanka endeavours to preserve and promote ancient traditions of all communities in the country while fostering respect and understanding of each other’s ways of life, practices, customs and traditions.Sri Lanka is deeply appreciative of the invaluable support received from all the States Parties to the Convention that enabled Sri Lanka’s success at this election. (Colombo Gazette) Sri Lanka was elected today (06 June 2018) to one of four seats available for the Asia-Pacific, in the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, for the period 2018-2022, at the election that took place in Paris during the 7th General Assembly of UNESCO.Eight countries contested from the Asia-Pacific Group, namely, Bangladesh, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Malaysia, Palau and Sri Lanka. With Palau withdrawing its candidature earlier today, seven countries stood for election. The countries that succeeded in being elected are: China, Sri Lanka, Japan and Kazakhstan, securing 123, 122, 107, and 98 votes respectively. Recognizing the need to safeguard the traditions and living expressions among communities in Sri Lanka as well as in other countries of the world that are inherited from our ancestors such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festivals, knowledge and practices concerning nature, and knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts, Sri Lanka became a State Party to the Convention in 2008. This is the first time that Sri Lanka contested for a seat in the Committee since becoming a State Party to the Convention. The Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage which became a milestone in the evolution of international policies for promoting cultural diversity was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO in 2003 at its 32nd session. read more

UN commission adopts safety guidelines for vitamin and food supplements

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said in a joint release that the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), a subsidiary of both agencies, adopted the recommendations at the end of a weeklong meeting in Rome attended by delegates from 120 countries.The CAC adopted global guidelines for vitamin and mineral food supplements, calling for labelling that contains information on maximum consumption levels of vitamin and mineral food supplements. These labels will assist countries to increase consumer information, which will help consumers use them in a safe and effective way.According to WHO, the guidelines ensure that consumers receive beneficial health effects from vitamins and minerals. The guidelines say people should be encouraged to select a balanced diet to get the sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals. Only in cases where food does not provide sufficient vitamins and minerals should supplements be used.The CAC also tentatively agreed to a task force to address antimicrobial resistance, with a formal decision set for next year. WHO, FAO and the inter-governmental World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) have all drafted guidelines for prudent use of antimicrobials in treatment of human illnesses and animal production.But agreement has been difficult as it involves collaboration from different sectors: animal health and production, human health and drug manufacturing. The new task force will bring all these sectors together and develop a holistic approach to this growing problem.Resistance to antimicrobial drugs such as antibiotics, is an emerging public heath problem caused by a number of factors, including inappropriate use of antibiotics in humans, and antibiotic treatment of sick animals used for human consumption and, in some cases, to promote faster growth. Use of antimicrobials as pesticides is also a factor.Resistant microorganisms developed in animals used for human consumption may be transmitted to humans mainly by contaminated food. For example, resistant strains of salmonella and other food-borne microorganisms are now frequently encountered, limiting the effective treatment of human infections, which in some cases can result in death. The CAC has 172 members, all of which are members of FAO or WHO or both. read more

UN peacekeeping reaps return on investment as postconflict countries contribute police

Timor Leste and Croatia became new contributors in 2005, while Bosnia and Herzegovina upped the number of officers it is providing and El Salvador increased its police deployment seven-fold over 2004. Collectively, these four countries – all of which once hosted UN peacekeeping operations – last year contributed 67 of the 7,258 police officers deployed in 15 operations worldwide. While that represents a small portion of the overall force, UN officials say the significance goes beyond the numbers. “Governments in countries where the UN was once deployed to keep peace are now showing their appreciation for the stability we have cultivated by sending their own officers out to other hotspots,” said Police Advisor Mark Kroeker. “It is a vote of confidence for United Nations peacekeeping from those who know best how we operate.”The addition of new police contributors in 2005 is part of a trend that Mr. Kroeker intends to expand. Last year, 81 countries provided police; his target for this year is 100. “This is an ambitious goal but I believe we can meet it,” he told the UN News Service. “And by adding more States we can further diversify our contingents.” Mr. Kroeker is aiming not only to extend the geographic base of contributors but also to encourage greater participation by women. “Female representation currently stands at 3 per cent, which I consider shameful,” he stated. “Female officers have a distinct and important role to play, and I strongly urge more police contributing countries to provide women to our operations.”Recently, the small and remote Pacific island nation of Palau provided its first contribution, sending two female officers that were trained in Greece to serve in Timor-Leste.Other countries have significantly increased their deployments, such as Guinea, which contributed 3 officers in 2004 and 96 in 2005, and Senegal, which went from 155 in 2004 to 417 in 2005.UN Police play a crucial role in peacekeeping operations and other field missions, patrolling, providing training, advising local police services, helping to ensure compliance with human rights standards and assisting in a wide range of other areas. In so doing, they help to foster a safer environment where communities will be better protected and criminal activities will be prevented, disrupted and deterred. read more

Jeff Gordon Fined 100000 For Intentional Crash

Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon was fined $100,000 and docked 25 points for intentionally wrecking Clint Bowyer at the Phoenix International Raceway, touching off a melee in the garage after the race.Gordon was not suspended, but he was fined placed on probation Dec. 31. But he’ll be allowed to close out the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway despite his actions in Sunday’s race and the ensuing fight in the garage area between the two drivers’ crews.”I take responsibility for my actions on the racetrack,” Gordon said in a statement. ”I accept NASCAR’s decision and look forward to ending the season on a high note at Homestead.”The penalty drops Gordon to 11th in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with one race remaining. He’s now four points behind Martin Truex Jr. for 10th, and only the top-10 drivers have formal roles in the season-ending awards ceremony in Las Vegas.Rick Hendrick also was docked 25 car owner points, and crew chief Alan Gustafson was placed on probation through the end of the year.”I’ve always respected Jeff for standing his ground,” said Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports. ”We also respect that NASCAR needs to police the sport and send a message when situations like this occur. It’s been a great year, and we’re going to put our focus on finishing in a positive way this weekend.”Gordon intentionally slowed his car and waited for Bowyer on the track Sunday to wreck him on what was scheduled to be the final lap. There had been contact between the two a few laps earlier, and Gordon viewed it as the final straw in an apparently escalating on-track feud with Bowyer.He said after the incident he was ”fed up” with Bowyer, and had to take a stand Sunday and would wait to see how NASCAR responded.”They’ve got to do what they’ve got to do, and I guess I had to do what I had to do,” he said.The accident collected Joey Logano and Aric Almirola, and happened right in front of championship contender  Brad Keselowski, who had to weave his way around the carnage.It also led to the brawl in the garage that began when Gordon appeared to be jumped from behind by a Michael Waltrip Racing team member. Gordon was grabbed by a Hendrick Motorsports crew member and pulled out of the fracas and into his team hauler.Bowyer, bewildered to find his stall empty when his burning race car came to a stop on pit road, saw the fight on the infield big screen and sprinted over the wall and through the garage to back up his guys. He was held back by NASCAR officials from entering Gordon’s hauler.Bowyer crew chief Brian Pattie was fined $25,000 and placed on probation through the end of the year for failing to maintain control of the crew.NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton considered the matter closed after issuing the penalties.”There’s no doubt that a unique set of circumstances combined with a championship battle on the line resulted in raw emotions coming into play,” he said. ”We consider the penalties appropriate and those involved understand our decision and we expect them to abide by them.” read more

Caval Ridge coal handling plant contract won by Monadelphous

first_imgMonadelphous Group has been awarded a contract valued at approximately A$100 million to construct the coal handling plant for BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Caval Ridge mine project, southeast of Moranbah in Queensland. The contract is for the provision of civil, structural, mechanical, piping, and electrical and instrumentation works for the coal handling plant. Work will commence immediately and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2013.The 5.5 Mt/y dragline and truck mine is located in the northern section of the Bowen Basin, southeast of Moranbah. The project includes a new coal mine and a coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP). The new CHPP will also process an additional 2.5 Mt/y of product coal from the expansion of the neighbouring Peak Downs mine, which will be transported via conveyor. So its total CHPP throughput will be 8 Mt/y of high quality, hard coking coal.last_img read more

EU fund will help meet grand societal challenges of our time Minister

first_imghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plUkb2p3sEYAN EU-WIDE MULTI-BILLION euro fund for research and innovation will help meet “the grand societal challenges of our time” the Minister who helped negotiate it has claimed.Seán Sherlock, the Minister of State for Research and Innovation, was speaking to TheJournal.ie about the Horizon 2020 fund, which was largely agreed during the course of Ireland’s EU presidency earlier this year, with the Cork East TD chairing the negotiations.The new programme for the next seven years will fund research and innovation in businesses across Europe with some €79 billion in total available. A target has also been set that up to 20 per cent of the funding will go to small and medium-sized enterprises.Ireland aims to draw down around €1.25 billion from the fund, double what it has taken under the old programme, known as the ‘Seventh Framework Programme’.Sherlock explained how it might work: “If you can imagine a population that’s increasing, you’re going to be looking at things like functional foods. “How are we going to feed our population, [are] there new ways of embracing new scientific endeavours in terms of meeting that challenge?”Irish universities, businesses and researchers will be able to find out more about the fund at an event being held in the Convention Centre in Dublin next Tuesday.Watch Sherlock explain how the fund might benefit Ireland in the video above Read: Jobs boost expected thanks to €70bn Horizon 2020 programme‘Relentless pursuit’: Kenny hopes unemployment will be under 10 per cent by 2016last_img read more

Haitian Migrants apprehended in Ragged Island

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 15, 2017 – Nassau – Just over 60 Haitian migrants were apprehended in the southern Bahamas on Thursday morning during a joint exercise by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and Immigration authorities.Shortly after 8:30 am, a Haitian sloop arrived offshore at Ragged Island. Defence Force and Immigration officials along with community members engaged in a joint exercise to take into custody the migrants, who were quickly located on the sparsely populated island. The undocumented migrants included 40 men, 10 women, and 14 children. The migrants will be transported to the Capital by a Defence Force patrol craft for further processing by immigration officials.This latest group of Haitian Nationals is the second apprehension within the past two weeks. On July 3rd, a total of 69 Haitian migrants were apprehended on the Great Bahama Bank by Her Majesty’s Bahamian Ship Lignum Vitae.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains committed to defending the territorial integrity of The Bahamas and keeping our borders secure.Press Release: BISPhoto Captions:Migrant Photo 1 shows: Haitian migrants being escorted shortly after their arrival at the Defence Force Base.Migrant Photo 2 shows: The Haitian migrants seated at the Defence Force Base after they were apprehended at Ragged Island on July 13, 2017.(RBDF Photos by Leading Mechanic Al Rahming) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Bahamas Power Company evacuates its employees

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 6th, 2017 – Nassau – Brave residents who opted to remain on the islands of Mayaguana, Inagua, Crooked Islands, Acklins, Long Cay and Ragged Islands despite the Prime Minister’s invitation for emergency evacuation, will be left without electricity tonight and tomorrow.This comes as the Bahamas Power and Light Company’s chairman, Darnell Osbourne announced that all BPL employees in Southern Bahamas will be evacuated to New Providence today. The move was made as Bahamians brace for Hurricane Irma’s possible catastrophic arrival.Last night, Prime Minister Minnis stated, “let me be very clear, those who refuse to evacuate, place themselves in potentially great danger from this monster hurricane, including from dangerously strong and high storm surge, which is one of the greatest threats from a hurricane.”Already, there have been two flights via Bahamasair out of Inagua today. However, many residents remain in their homes and will soon lose power.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passed August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#BPL, #HurricaneIrma, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

RS Medical plans to double work force

first_imgRS Medical plans to double in size to more than 1,000 employees within two to three years, chief executive officer John Konsin said this week. About 200 of those new jobs are likely to land at the firm’s Vancouver headquarters, where half of its 600 employees work, he said. This growth could place RS Medical, also known as International Rehabilitative Sciences Inc., at the forefront of an effort to build the metro area region into the fourth U.S. hot spot for medical device manufacturers, after Boston, Minneapolis and San Francisco. “It would bring so many jobs and so much stability to the Portland metro area,” Konsin said.The 20-year-old business, which makes electrotherapy devices and braces for pain management and rehabilitation, has undergone major changes since the beginning of the year, when longtime CEO and co-owner Rick Terrell stepped down to oversee the research division, Meagan Medical. Terrell hand-picked Konsin, previously a vice president with Covidien of Waltham, Mass., as his replacement to shepherd RS Medical toward rapid growth. Konsin has since completely reorganized the company.It has been transformed from a family-owned culture with somewhat haphazard bottom-up growth to a corporate top-down culture that’s strategy- and profit-driven, said Dean Mannello, a Vancouver-based technical recruiter who consulted briefly with RS Medical. The changes already are yielding results. The company this week announced its first federal supply contract to provide its pain management devices to veterans and others with federal health benefits.last_img read more

Surgery of burned Madrasa girl done on life support

first_imgMadrasa girl is undergoing at the hospital. Photo: Ahmed ZayeefThe physicians carried out a surgery on the Feni madrasa girl on Tuesday to make her lungs functional.”We have conducted the operation keeping her on life support,” Brigadier General Nasir Uddin, a director of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), told newsmen at the Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit of DMCH on Tuesday.Nasir Uddin said the burned girl is facing a number of complications.Alongside blood and lung infection, she has developed problems in her kidney.He said they were trying to provide the girl the best treatment.”We hope the girl will survive. He requested the countrymen to pray for her,” Nasir Uddin added.Quoting Singapore physicians, he said she could not be taken abroad for treatment in such a critical condition.On Saturday, the student had gone to Sonagazi Islamia Fazil Madrasa to take the Alim examination. She was set on fire after being tricked into going to the roof of the madrasa. On 27 March, the student’s mother filed a case against the principal on charges of sexually abusing her daughter. The student was set on fire as she refused to withdraw the case against the principal. She was admitted to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital in a critical condition.last_img read more

The Brothers Mario are back and things are getting hairy in Kong

first_imgThe Brothers Mario are back with a sequel to one of the greatest Mario mashups YouTube has ever seen. When the first video was released in December, The Brothers Mario made both fans of the Mario Bros. and Grand Theft Auto squeal with joy, evidenced by the more than 3.7 million page views the video has received.The short, in the guise of a movie trailer, puts a twist on Mario’s eternal battle to win Peach’s heart and to beat Bowser. You know, the usual. The machinima is all done on GTA’s terms, which means, guns, drugs, mobs, and more guns. Mario and his crew are turned into Italian mafia guys. The sequel is no different, except that a new enemy comes into the picture: Donkey Kong. (Also, for those unfamiliar with the term, a “machinima” is when someone creates a movie using game characters, environments, and tech.)The Brothers Mario 2: Kong Country introduces our new antagonist, Don Key Kong, who’s bent on taking out Bowser and the Mario brothers. Kotaku says the sequel shows a more “streetwise and strapped” Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Yoshi. The crew is up against Donkey Kong Country’s classic characters (now villains), including Candy, Cranky, Diddy, and Funky. It’s a blood bath to gain territorial control over the Mushroom Kingdom.Mario references are strewn throughout the movie, but not in an overly overt and cheap-laugh kind of way. It’s very tastefully done. The Country Club has created a trailer so good, I wish someone would actually make it into a feature-length film.Also new to the sequel is the addition of a theme song created by Rawn called “Do the Mario.” You can actually purchase this song via iTunes if you’re a fan of Nintendo-themed hip-hop.via Kotakulast_img read more

Marvels Best Ongoing Series of 2016

first_img2016 is coming to a close, and Geek.com is taking a look back at the year in pop culture. With that amazing Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer that dropped last night, we figured it would be best to start with a look at some of the best, must-read Marvel Comics series of 2016! This list can include any series from the publisher that was ongoing in 2016, whether it began, ended, or ran throughout the year.1. VisionSuperstar writer, Tom King (Batman, Omega Men) with artist Gabriel H. Walta and colorist Jordie Bellaire, have just recently wrapped their twelve issue run on Vision for Marvel Comics. Surely a modern classic, Vision takes a dark look at the avenging android, taking him and his new family to their lowest points. A look at humanity, grief, and sacrifice, Vision managed to be one of the most human books of the year despite, well, being about synthezoids.Both Volumes #1 and #2 are available now.2. Black PantherWriter Ta-Nehisi Coates, known for his work on The Atlantic and his book, Between The World And Me, was tapped by Marvel to write the newest launch of Black Panther, meant to launch alongside his appearance in the Captain America: Civil War. A superhero story ingrained with all of the politics of Game of Thrones; the new Black Panther series is exactly the kind of series we need right now. A spin-off, World of Wakanda, recently released its first issue as well.Black Panther Book 1 is out now.3. Black WidowComing off of their Eiser award-winning run on Daredevil, writer Mark Waid and writer/artist Chris Samnee have set their aim on Marvel’s woman of mystery. The new Black Widow series, which began in March of this year, reads like a spec script for a Black Widow standalone movie. Sending Natasha back to fight her past in the Red Room works extremely well, and Chris Samnee is a master of visual storytelling.Black Widow Volume 1 is available for purchase now. 4. Civil War II: KINGPINFan-favorite writer Matthew Rosenberg and artist Ricardo Lopez Ortiz put out one of the most compelling books of the year in the Civil War II: Kingpin mini-series. A story focusing on what makes the man who he is, Kingpin is the series we have needed since the character’s starring role on the Daredevil Netflix series. Rosenberg’s series was so well received that he has gotten his own Kingpin ongoing that will begin in February 2017.The first 120 pages have been collected and are on sale now.5. Patsy Walker aka HELLCAT!While Marvel has had no shortage of great women lead titles in recent years, with Ms. Marvel, Thor, and Squirrel Girl to name a few, Patsy Walker aka Hellcat! really stood out as something special. One of the most genuine comics coming out from the publisher, Hellcat! focuses on the superhero antics of a young woman just trying to find her place in the world, while also trying to do right by those close to her. A breath of fresh air, Hellcat! by writer Kate Leth and artist Brittney Williams has been on the publisher’s most consistent titles every month, always a breath of fresh air.Hellcat had two volumes out now for you to buy.6. Howard the DuckHoward the Duck may have recently reappeared in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but the character had faded into the background in recent years. The newest series by writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Joe Quinones brought the feathery curmudgeon back into the spotlight, giving him a solid supporting cast of his own and dragging him into every nook and cranny of the Marvel Universe. A ridiculously fun story of finding your place in the world, Howard recently wrapped up its run with two volumes. Follow writer Chip Zdarsky to his new Star-Lord series which begins later this month, and artist Joe Quinones to his Miss America Chavez series coming out next year.Three Volumes are out now for purchase.7. The UltimatesWriter Al Ewing has been writing Marvel team books consistently for the past few years, and while they have all been great, his masterpiece is the recent Ultimates series. A team of cosmic scale Avengers, featuring Captain Marvel, Blue Marvel, Miss America, Black Panther, and Monica Rambeau, the book featured the team going up the cosmos in an effort to save the fabric of reality. One of the most fun series coming out, it was recently relaunched as Ultimates2.Volume one is available now, while Volume 2 will be hitting shelves January 3rd, 2017.8. Darth VaderEver since Marvel relaunched the Star Wars series at the beginning of 2015, Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca’s Darth Vader stood above the rest. A space epic that really explored not only Darth Vader’s place in the galaxy but the true scope of his power, the series was a constant joy to read and a great love letter to the source material. It recently wrapped up with issue #25, with a Doctor Aphra spin-off recently beginning.Volume 4 is out now for purchase.last_img read more

Watch This New Avengers Endgame Trailer and Get Your Tickets Now

first_img As I type this, I’m currently in a virtual line waiting for tickets to Avengers: Endgame. With no other films left before this era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe concludes, theaters across the country are finally opening the doors and letting the eager masses reserve their spots for the big finale. And in case there were still somehow people left on the fence, Marvel released another hype-raising new trailer teasing a showdown over what remains.If Marvel and the Russo brothers are sticking with their claims that Endgame’s marketing only covers the film’s first act, then we’re in for a pretty packed intro. This new trailer shows the surviving Avengers, along with folks like Captain Marvel and Ant-Man and Rocket Raccoon, already taking the fight directly to Thanos, now wearing actual armor instead of just pants. It all lends credence to rumors that even after being defeated Thanos can’t reverse the snap, forcing the heroes to travel back in time. Plus Tony and Steve trust each other again. Cute!But with just a few weeks left to go, it’s time to stop speculating and just get ready to see the dang movie. Like the trailer says, tickets are available now and there are only so many seats to go around. Don’t you wish you could snap away half the audience? And if you’re really feeling up to it, some theaters are even offering 60-hour marathons of the entire 22-film Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thanos won’t need to kill you because you’ll already be dead.So rush over to Fandango and get your tickets before the April 26 premiere. For more on Avengers: Endgame check out these new character posters revealing which characters survived and which ones didn’t. You can also check out our hands-on impressions of the upcoming Iron Man VR game. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Director Explains Thanos’ Faceoff With Captain America‘Marvels’ Expands Marvel’s Podcast Universe Stay on targetlast_img read more

Shimadzu School of Radiologic Sciences Approved at Midwestern State University

first_img 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 News | Digital Radiography (DR) | March 05, 2019 Shimadzu School of Radiologic Sciences Approved at Midwestern State University First-of-its-kind collaboration provides multiple X-ray rooms, turnkey installation, on-demand training and 10-year service plan News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Video Player is loading.Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 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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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 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more March 5, 2019 — Shimadzu Medical Systems USA (SMS) announced that The Shimadzu School of Radiologic Sciences has been approved by Midwestern State University (MSU) Texas Board of Regents.The MSU Texas Board of Regents approved a corporate sponsorship agreement with SMS, a division of Shimadzu Precision Instruments Inc. The sponsorship provides medical equipment and a 10-year service plan for the university’s radiologic sciences program. In recognition of the $2.4 million value of the sponsorship, the board approved the naming of The Shimadzu School of Radiologic Sciences in honor of the company.                    “We are honored to enter into this agreement with Shimadzu Medical Systems,” said MSU President Suzanne Shipley. “Our students and faculty will have access to state-of-the-art technology that is rarely afforded (or accessible) in an educational setting.”                    Through the agreement, SMS will provide multiple X-ray rooms, as well as turnkey installation of the equipment, on-demand training on its use, and complete parts replacement for 10 years on the equipment. The new equipment will be installed in the new health sciences building, scheduled to open for instruction in fall 2019.                    “This is a giant step forward for MSU Texas and for the radiologic sciences,” said James Johnston, MSU provost and vice president for academic affairs. “I know the national leads of the organizations that accredit, certify, and establish how we practice radiography in the United States and to the extent they were able to research, this is the first corporate naming of a radiologic science program in the United States.”                    Johnston said he is already fielding questions from other institutions as to how this partnership might be duplicated. He credits the reputation and leadership of MSU Texas’s radiologic sciences over the decades in attracting such a valuable partnership.The radiology program at MSU Texas began in 1972 and today is a forerunner in medical imaging education through quality classroom instruction and detailed clinical practice.    The partnership presents a unique opportunity for both institutions, as this is the first corporate and public educational partnership of its type in the radiological sciences.For more information: www.shimadzu-usa.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more 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 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more last_img read more

Microsoft and Cisco propose ideas for a Biometric privacy law after the

first_imgLast month, the state of Illinois passed a Biometric privacy bill where a person can claim damages when their fingerprint is used without consent. Now, Cisco and Microsoft propose ideas for biometric privacy. The Cisco proposal states: ‘Ensure interoperability between different privacy protection regimes.’ This could threaten GDPR. ‘Avoid fracturing of legal obligations for data privacy through a uniform federal law that aligns with the emerging global consensus.’ This means gelling multiple levels of law systems, like state national into one, so a violation would go through only one level of a lawsuit. ‘Reassure customers that enforcement of privacy rights will be robust without costly and unnecessary litigation.’ Litigation is expensive, for individuals and more so for corporates, this can make it less expensive for the corporations. Microsoft is lobbying for a federal bill on facial recognition in Washington, according to a Bloomberg report. Bradd Smith, President at Microsoft, told Bloomberg: “Opening up the software for third-party testing is one of the key parts of the bill”. If the Washington bill is passed, it will affect companies like Amazon, Microsoft and any other companies that use personal data with a consumer base above 100,000. Meanwhile, Amazon has not made any comments on the bill as it’s still being modified. Cisco and Microsoft supporting federal privacy bills would sound like good news, but it’s not. If a new federal privacy bill is supported by a company, it would be designed to provide leeway to the company on how the rules regarding data collection and usage are set. According to a New York Times report from August last year, “In recent months, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft and others have aggressively lobbied officials in the Trump administration and elsewhere to start outlining a federal privacy law, according to administration officials and the companies. The law would have a dual purpose, they said: It would overrule the California law and instead put into place a kinder set of rules that would give the companies wide leeway over how personal digital information was handled.” The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act is a good way forward for the consumers and should set an example of respecting user privacy. This may seem too strict but maybe that’s what is needed at this point. Read next Biometric Information Privacy Act: It is now illegal for Amazon, Facebook or Apple to collect your biometric data without consent in Illinois ACLU files lawsuit against 11 federal criminal and immigration enforcement agencies for disclosure of information on government hacking The district of Columbia files a lawsuit against Facebook for the Cambridge Analytica scandallast_img read more

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