BC Hydro says transmission clearing stoppage wont impact Site Cs schedule or

first_imgWhen asked about the potential impact on the project, Conway stated that the work stoppage would not impact the overall Site C project schedule, and that Hydro is currently assessing the potential cost implications. However, he added that any increase in costs related to the work stoppage would be covered by the project’s contingency funds.“We are proceeding with clearing and access road development along the transmission corridor outside of this area and waste wood disposal and hauling of already felled merchantable timber will continue along the entire transmission corridor,” said Conway in a statement. “We are assessing what additional work is planned for summer/fall in the other ‘critical areas’ identified in the injunction.”Conway added that this is not the first time BC Hydro has suspended work while waiting for a legal ruling. Work was suspended in the Moberly River area while awaiting a ruling after the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations launched a judicial review of construction permits in August 2015, a case that Hydro ultimately won. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A BC Hydro spokesperson says a work stoppage on clearing a path for a transmission line to connect the Site C to the rest of the provincial grid won’t impact the project’s overall schedule.BC Hydro’s Site C Community Relations Manager Dave Conway said that clearing and road access work on the dam’s transmission line corridor was stopped in at the request of the West Moberly First Nations on February 16th. The section of the corridor covers 29 of the 75-kilometre length of the future power lines, and includes Trapper Lake, Sucker Lake and Peace Moberly Tract.Conway said the area was identified by the West Moberly First Nations as a “critical area” in its late January application for an injunction to stop work on Site C pending the outcome of a Treaty infringement lawsuit, which was also filed that month. Last Friday, the B.C. Supreme Court decided an injunction hearing will take place sometime between July 24th and September 10th, and is expected to take 10 days. Conway said that BC Hydro has suspended that work until either October 1st, or a court decision on the injunction is made.last_img read more

Clean Ganga scheme fantastic community project

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a cultural faith-based perspective towards the Ganga and there will be an “Indian solution” to a clean river, says Justice Michael D Wilson of the Hawaii Supreme Court who has played a leading role in establishing a court that specialises in environmental laws in the US state.He says “Modi cares about the river” and dubbed the government’s National Mission for Clean Ganga scheme as a fantastic community project. “When somebody goes into the Ganga, they are not just getting wet. They are getting inspired. It’s a fantastic community project. Ganga has not been abandoned despite all the poisoning, people still revere it. So I think it will be cleaned up. There will be an Indian solution which will have an epic approach,” Justice Wilson told PTI in an interaction. “This is a culture which believes in longevity – a commitment that is reflected in over 2000 years of culture and faith. People of India are committed to changing the present trend of global warming and unacceptable levels of carbon emissions. Their commitment is power – it is cultural,” he says. On being asked about similarities between Donald Trump and Modi, Justice Wilson says there is a big difference between the two leaders and the Indian prime minister cares about the river. “People compare him to Trump. There can be some comparisons which can be made, but there is a big difference. I know all politicians have certain amount of hyperbole and rhetoric but I don’t doubt that the prime minister of India cares about the river Ganges. He cares about the river. This is the big difference between the Prime Minister of India and the President of the United States. Prime minister Modi’s commitment is one of faith. “I don’t know where I can find that commitment level in the executive branch of USA. The prime minister of India has a personal cultural perspective towards Ganga,” Justice Wilson says. Expressing concern over the rise in air pollution , the judge says this is not a complicated issue and just a matter of will. He says there is a need to pass a law that puts a cap on pollution and public transport system needs to be strengthened besides replacing the cars on the roads. “It’s not a matter of difficult administrative theory or science. It’s known from where the contamination is coming from. The major problems are burning of fossil fuel and agricultural residue. Most of the poisoning is of poor children. The fact that India has a high percentage of young people in population, it is a very strong indication of power in terms of civil participation,” the judge says. Justice Wilson also spoke at the ‘Green Law’ lecture on “Environmental Justice and the Rule of Law: Role of the Judiciary and Judges”, organised here by the O P Jindal Global University (JGU) and the WWF-India. The judge was here on the invitation of JGU VC C Raj Kumar. PTIlast_img read more

King Mohammed VI Calls for Joint Arab Development Initiatives in Africa

Rabat – At the opening of the 2017 Joint Annual Meeting of Arab Financial Institutions on Tuesday in Rabat, King Mohammed VI praised Arab investors’ expansion of activities beyond the Arab world into Africa and encouraged further cooperation with the countries of the continent.“It is a matter of deep satisfaction that, in addition to your institutions’ role as leading development bodies in the field of inter-Arab cooperation, their efforts and funding have gone beyond the borders of the Arab world, extending to African countries as well,” said the King. “Your institutions have therefore been contributing to strengthening cooperation and solidarity between the two groups.”The King cited his country’s work towards this end, expressing his excitement at “building on Morocco’s reintegration of the African Union to consolidate Arab-African cooperation and promote regional integration.” He gave as an example the flagship gas pipeline project between Nigeria and Morocco, which he called a model of South-South cooperation that should be supported by Arab financial institutions. He added that Morocco’s skilled human resources and expertise is at the disposal of Arab financial institutions in order to contribute to Africa’s development.The monarch reaffirmed Morocco’s commitment to boosting joint Arab action, adding that that the Kingdom is looking forward to seeing expanded joint Arab action that would boost inter-Arab economic relations and open up broader horizons for trade “to serve shared Arab interests.”The King concluded his message by thanking the Arab financial institutions for supporting economic and social development in Morocco through their financing of development and investment projects.The meeting, which will conclude on April 19, brings together Arab finance ministers, central banks, financial institutions, and representatives from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Islamic Development Bank Group to discuss finance, economy, and sustainable development strategies for the Arab world. read more

Duenas takes Brazilian girls to WCh 2017

← Previous Story BOMB: Fuchse Berlin sign Stipe Mandalinic! Next Story → Majda Mehmedovic to miss WCh 2017 The World champions 2013, Brazilian national team will try to get the best of form at upcoming Women’s World Championship 2017 in Germany. National team coach Jorge Duenas, who will start his challenge with the new country after decade of success with Spanish girls, announced squad list for upcoming tournament.Brazil are at Group C with Japan, Tunisia, Russia, Montenegro and Montenegro.Brazilian squad:Goalkeepers: Bárbara Arenhart (Váci NKSE/HUN), Gabriela Moreschi (Larvik HK/NOR), Mayssa Pessoa (Rostov-Don/RUS)Left wings: Samira Rocha (Kisvárda Master Good/HUN), Dayane Pires da Rocha (São Bernardo/Unip/BRA)Left back: Eduarda Amorim (Gyori Audi ETO/HUN), Karoline Souza (Váci NKSE/HUN)Playmaker: Ana Paula Rodrigues Belo (Rostov Don/RUS), Danielle Jóia (Pinheiros/BRA), Patrícia Matieli Machado (Vistal Gdynia/POL)Right back: Deonise Fachinello (CS Magura Cisnadie/ROU), Patricia Batista da Silva (Thüringer HC/GER)Right wings: Jessica Quintino (Odense/DEN), Mariana Costa (CS Magura Cisnadie/ROU)Line players: Lígia Costa (Pogon Stettin/POL), Tamires Anselmo Costa (Pinheiros/BRA), Tamires Morena (Larvik HK/NOR)  Brazilian handballJorge Duenas read more

Woman assaulted a number of times during Mayo breakin

first_imgA WOMAN HAS been assaulted during a break-in at a house in Mayo. The incident occurred at a house in Charlestown at approximately 11.15pm on Friday night.Two masked men, both believed to have been armed with knives, entered the house through the front door. They asked the woman, who was the only occupant of the house, the whereabouts of her partner.Gardaí said the woman was “assaulted a number of times” but her injuries are not serious. The raiders then left the house, without stealing any property. Their mode of transport it not known at this stage.One of the men is described as being 6′ and was wearing a red or green jacket. He was armed with a knife. The other is described as wearing a dark tracksuit.Anyone with information is asked to contact Swinford Garda Station on 094 9252990, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.Read: Two due in court after break-in at pub near Maynooth>last_img read more

Photos Heres an unusual 150yearold mansion up for sale for €90 million

first_imgEVEN AS MANSIONS go, this one is pretty unusual.The giant gaff in Istanbul was built in the second half of the 19th century for Zeki Pasha, a famous military leader in the Ottoman forces who also served as a minister after being appointed by Sultan Abdulhamit II, the final sultan to have control over the Ottoman Empire.The baroque-style mansion spans 5 storeys, has its own pier and dock, and comes with a view not completely dissimilar to that of the San Francisco Bay – which may go some way to explaining why it has an asking price of €89.5 million.Let’s have a look inside.last_img

Daily Gift Bone Horn Stand Amplifier for iPod

first_imgAttention iPhone owners: we have found possibly one of the coolest gifts under $25 for you. If you’ve ever strained to hear the sound on a YouTube video, or have ever tried to jam out to your tunes via your iPhone’s included speaker, you know how hard it can be to really get good audio. The Bone Horn Stand uses design elements from gramophones of the past, and brings a simple concept to the age of the iPhone. Simply stick your iPhone into the stand, and voila — the sound is automatically louder by 13 decibels. The Bone Horn is made out of silicone — and that’s it. There are no batteries needed, and no adapters to plug in. It’s simply the trumpet-shape of the horn that amplifies the sound from your phone. geek-cetera! Besides working as a way to boost your volume, the Bone Horn also acts as stand. You can prop your phone into a vertical or horizontal position. The Bone Horn Stand fits the original iPhone, iPhone 3G/3GS, the iPhone 4. It comes in beige, black, and green, and sells for $24.95 at the Cyberguys.com. Imagine the possibilities if you used the Bone Horn with the Pocket Vuvuzela iPhone app. Check out the video after the jump to see the Horn Stand in action — well, sort of.last_img read more

Oxford American Saved by Anonymous 100K Donation

first_imgAfter months of negotiations with the Internal Revenue Service over thousands of dollars owed in unpaid taxes, non-profit literary magazine the Oxford American Friday received a much-needed surprise: a donation of $100,000.“It was an extraordinarily generousl gesture,” publisher Warwick Sabin told FOLIO:. “Without it, we might have gone out of business.”Sabin said the donor, who wished to remain anonymous, is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, where the magazine is published. “The donor indicated that they had been reading the magazine since its inception and was glad that it is located on campus,” he said. “The donor saw this as an opportunity to support both the university and the magazine.” The Oxford American was founded in 1992 in Oxford, Mississippi. It folded in 2002, but was relaunched soon after in Little Rock, Arkansas. The magazine folded again a year later but was re-established four years ago as a non-profit on the university campus.Digging Out After Alleged EmbezzlementIn February 2008, Renae Maxwell, Oxford American’s former operations manager, was arrested for allegedly embezzling at least $30,000 from the magazine. At the time, founder and editor Marc Smirnoff told FOLIO: hat Maxwell had issued several company checks to herself by forging the name of a former employee. (Maxwell reportedly pleaded not guilty and is free on bail, pending a defense-requested mental evaluation. A status hearing is set for March 2.)Now, Sabin said the amount could be as high as $200,000—$57,000 of which is owed to the IRS in federal payroll taxes.On Thursday, Sabin sent an open letter to the media announcing, in part, that if the magazine was forced to make the lump payment it “would not be able to pay its employees, its writers, its vendors, or any other creditors” and “would have to cease its operations.”“I was hoping the story would get to someone higher up in the IRS who might be able to help us set up a reasonable payment plan,” Sabin said.The donor, Sabin said, requested that $57,000 of the pledge be used to pay the IRS.Sabin said the magazine’s financial future depends on the findings of an accounting firm that has been working for several months to “reconstruct” of the magazine’s financial books following the alleged embezzlement.last_img read more

Ballentine Offers Forceful Defense of Pentagons BRAC Request

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Defending the administration’s request for a BRAC round in 2019 at last week’s hearing of the House Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee was left to Miranda Ballentine, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy, who took on lawmakers’ past concerns about the economic harm borne by defense communities, implementation costs and the prospect that surge capacity could be shortchanged following a future round.But first Ballentine pointed out that 30 percent of the service’s infrastructure is excess, making a new round of base closures urgent.“Since the Gulf War, we’ve reduced combat-coded fighter squadrons from 134 to 55. That’s a nearly 60 percent reduction. Yet all BRACs in that time period have only reduced U.S. bases by about 15 percent,” she said.“Since BRAC 2005, the Air Force has thousands fewer personnel and hundreds fewer aircraft, yet we have not closed a single installation in the United States,” Ballentine noted.Later, she clarified that the excess capacity estimate is an average of multiple scenarios for the Air Force’s size.“We’ve run the numbers a number of different ways, looking at various force structures. And it ranges anywhere from 28 to 34, depending on which force structure you use,” Ballentine said.To assuage Congress’ concern about the economic blow host communities suffer following a base closure, Ballentine pointed out that 92 percent of respondents to an instant poll taken during last year’s Defense Communities National Summit said they believe the status quo — with reduced manning levels and declining funding for installations — is worse for communities than holding a BRAC round.“Without BRAC, the Air Force will be forced to continue to spread out our airmen and our aircraft. And many communities will continue to suffer from the economic detriment of hollowed-out bases without the economic support that only BRAC legislation allows,” she told the panel.To respond to lawmakers’ concern that the investment required to carry out a BRAC round is not justified by its savings, Ballentine highlighted the Air Force’s $2.9 billion annual savings from the first five base closure rounds.“The results of previous BRAC efforts for the Air Force are really staggering,” she said.Finally, Ballentine pointed out that officials have no intention of shedding infrastructure that may be needed to support future mission needs.“Through five previous rounds of BRAC and numerous force structure changes, we’ve never dipped below 20 percent excess infrastructure capacity. We’ve always left and we always will leave room for future maneuvering,” she said.Later, Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, argued that a new round of base closures is the best way to restore cuts to the services’ military construction budgets over the past several years.“The ability to catch up is called BRAC,” Hammack said in response to a question from Subcommittee Chairman Charlie Dent (R-Pa.). “The ability to catch up is the ability for us to close those facilities that have least military value, so that we can focus our funds, focus our military construction, focus our sustainment on our most critical facilities,” she said.Written testimony and a webcast of the hearing on the installations, environment and energy budget request for fiscal 2017 submitted by DOD and the military services are available on the committee website.last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 3 Shawsheen Tech Students Receive Printing Industry Award Of Excellence

first_imgWORCESTER, MA — Students representing the Graphic Communication Shop at Shawsheen Tech were presented individual Awards of Excellence at the Printing Industries of New England (PINE) annual awards gala held at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on April 10.Marcelo Freitas, a senior from Billerica, Hailey Nardone, a junior from Billerica, and Heather McLaughlin, a sophomore from Tewksbury, were recognized for the quality and creativity of their individual graphic design and print project submitted to PINE, an industry trade association, as part of the associations’ student project competition.Freitas worked on a new logo for a local construction company and Hailey Nardone designed a new logo for a brewing company.  Their respective designs were then printed and/or embroidered onto a variety of apparel that is in use at each company today.  Samples of this newly printed apparel were submitted to PINE by Heidi Lloyd and Tom Struthers, both instructors in the Graphic Communications Shop.“I was very surprised when I learned I won the award,” said Freitas. “It’s awesome.  I felt great. There is a certain type of feeling you get after you realize that you made something for someone else that they are going to use.  It’s a good feeling.”Nardone was elated when she heard the news of the award.“It felt awesome. I really like this type of work and this is what I want to do for my co-op job and then professionally for my work,” Nardone said. “This award gives me more confidence, and now the work is even more fun and interesting, knowing that I can really do this work.”McLaughlin was recognized for her framed canvas screen print of Bar Harbor Maine. “I was already working on this project.  I think I am the first person to use canvas as my material,” she said.As for the PINE award, McLaughlin added, “I felt proud of myself. I really respect my teacher, Mrs. Lloyd, for submitting my work and thinking it’s worthy of being recognized. The awards mean a lot to everyone else in the shop.  It’s really cool that three of us were recognized.  It’s great for the shop.”These students may soon be joining an industry that has a long and storied history in New England.  According to Christine Hagopian, the current President of PINE, this member-based organization has been in existence for 130 years as part of the National Printing Industry Association.However, Hagopian points out that the printing industry has a serious problem.“Our members are having great difficulty recruiting the next generation of employees for their company,” Hagopian said. “Older employees are retiring and many companies in our industry cannot find enough skilled talent to replace the people who are leaving.”“The printing industry is healthy and thriving, and there is opportunity for the next generation to do well,” Hagopian added. “This is why we started the Award for Excellence for students three years ago.  We want to recognize the schools and students that are doing good work in the graphic communications shops in New England, including Shawsheen Tech.”Students in the Graphics Communication program at Shawsheen Tech are part of the next generation of employees with the training and work experience needed  to fill the employment gap identified by Christine Hagopiian.  And according to Heidi Lloyd, an instructor in the Program, the PINE awards are a boost to her students as well as to the program.“I am thrilled that our students are being recognized! Our shop has undergone some changes over the past few years with the addition of some new equipment. We are now able to expand the education for the students with new and exciting skills and with that it is giving them more employment opportunities,” said Mrs. Lloyd.Left to Right: Hailey Nardone (Billerica), Marcelo Freitas (Billerica), Heather McLaughlin (Tewksbury) recipients of Award of Excellence from Printing Industries of New England at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Shawsheen Tech.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedShawsheen Valley Technical High School High Honors and Honors For Quarter 3In “Education”SCHOOL BUS ROUTES for Wilmington’s Shawsheen Tech Students (2019-2020)In “Education”Shawsheen Tech Announces First Quarter Honor Roll with 91 Wilmington StudentsIn “Education”last_img read more

Watch Priyanka Chopra throws cuss word at Siddharth Roy Kapur as he

first_imgSalman Khan and Priyanka Chopra.Varinder ChawlaA video has come up on social media that shows Priyanka Chopra in an awkward position after producer Siddharth Roy Kapur tried to pull her leg for quitting Salman Khan’s Bharat. The actress was so embarrassed that she ended up throwing a cuss word at the producer, of course out of jest.It was the wrap-up party of Priyanka’s next movie Sky Is Pink, where PeeCee was explaining to the guests the reason behind her choosing Sky Is Pink when she had many other big movies. Just then Siddharth interrupted her asking her which film she is referring to.This left all the guests, including Priyanka herself, laughing as it was apparent that Siddharth was teasing the actress for walking out of Salman’s Bharat. A rather embarrassed Priyanka then replied to the producer with a cuss word, which left the guests further burst into laughter.Priyanka’s decision to step away from Bharat was a controversial affair. It was speculated that Salman was extremely miffed with the actress for walking out of the project at the last moment. The superstar even took light digs at her during most of the promotional interaction with media.Even the latest report had claimed that Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted to cast Priyanka along with Salman in Inshallah. But, the actor did not want to work with her after she ditched Bharat, and hence, the director had to make a change in his casting and get Alia Bhatt on board.However, Salman had recently clarified that he has no hard feeling for Priyanka, and he has no problem in working with her if anything good comes up.Meanwhile, Salman’s Bharat that featured Katrina Kaif as the female lead has been running successfully in theatres. The film has crossed Rs 160 crore mark at the Indian box office in eight days and is expected to cross Rs 200 crore mark soon.Watch the video of Priyanka being teased by Siddharth at the party:last_img read more

Physics team develops simple way of controlling surface plasmon polaritons in graphene

first_img © 2014 Phys.org Journal information: Science (Phys.org) —A team of researchers working in Spain has developed an improved way to control surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) in graphene. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their new technique and the ways it might someday be used. Explore further Research group devises a way to control surface plasmon polaritons Credit: University of Manchestercenter_img Citation: Physics team develops simple way of controlling surface plasmon polaritons in graphene (2014, May 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-05-physics-team-simple-surface-plasmon.html A plasmon is defined as a quantum of plasma oscillation and is generally considered to be a quasiparticle. Polaritons are quasiparticles that arise when plasmons couple with photons—and as their name implies SPPs are polaritons that exist on the surface of a material and propagate into it. Researchers at several facilities are currently studying the properties of SPPs in an effort to create extremely tiny devices that operate both optically and electronically. In order to make that happen, a means must be developed of controlling the size and shape of SPPs—that’s what the team in Spain has achieved.SPPs can be made to occur in metals, but prior research has shown that graphene is a better material because SPPs can propagate deeper into it. Two years ago, the same research team in Spain (working with others) developed a way to create and image SPPs in graphene using a near-field scanning optical microscope. With this latest effort, they’ve taken that work further with the development of a method that allows for actually controlling the SPPs. To make it happen, they covered a sheet of graphene with extremely tiny (3 μm) antennas made of gold—the antennas absorb photons at a given frequency. Doing so created an optical dipole which caused the creation of evanescent light. Because the antenna was directly connected to the graphene, SPPs were created from the near field—changing the antenna size allowed for altering the SPPs that were created. The team found that a straight antenna caused the creation of planar SPP waves. When the antenna had a concave tip, the SPP waves were focused to a single point. The team also found that the SPP waves could be refracted using a two-dimensional bilayer graphene prism.More research must be done with SPPs before they can be used to create opto/electronic devices, however, because the distance they propogate into the graphene (just 1–2 μm ) is still too small to be of practical use. The team hopes to increase that distance by using better quality graphene and by developing a better doping process. More information: Controlling graphene plasmons with resonant metal antennas and spatial conductivity patterns, Science DOI: 10.1126/science.1253202ABSTRACTGraphene plasmons promise unique possibilities for controlling light in nanoscale devices and for merging optics with electronics. Here,we introduce a versatile platform technology based on resonant optical antennas and conductivity patterns for launching and controlling of propagating graphene plasmons, constituting an essential step for the development of graphene plasmonic circuits. We demonstrate the launching and focusing of infrared graphene plasmons with geometrically tailored antennas, and how they refract when passing through a 2-dimensional conductivity pattern, here a prism-shaped bilayer. To that end, we directly map the graphene plasmon wavefronts using an imaging method that will also benefit the testing of future design concepts for nanoscale graphene plasmonic circuits and devices.Press release This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Mamata to felicitate toppers today

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will felicitate toppers of different examinations on Monday.Toppers of Madhyamik, Higher Secondary, ICSE, ISC, CBSE and WBJEE examinations will be receiving prizes from the Chief Minister. The programme has been organised at Netaji Indoor Stadium and the felicitation programme is going to start from 4.30 pm. Around 250 students will be felicitated on Monday. Their parents will also be present during the felicitation programme. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIt may be recalled that the Chief Minister had tweeted on Wednesday morning: “Congratulations to all students who excelled and those who passed the Madhyamik exam. Best wishes for all your future endeavours. Good wishes to your teachers and families.” Similarly, on the day Higher Secondary result was declared, she stated in a tweet: “Congratulations to all students who excelled and those who passed the Higher Secondary Examination. Best wishes for all your future endeavours. Good wishes to your teachers and families.” The Chief Minister had felicitated toppers of the board examinations in 2017 as well and she had assured all sorts of support to the students to carry on with their higher studies. Last year, the programme was organised at Uttirnya. This time it has been given a bigger shape and is going to take place in Netaji Indoor Stadium.last_img read more

Gog twostep login for all on October 24 2016

first_imgGog: two-step login for all on October 24, 2016 by Martin Brinkmann on October 17, 2016 in Games – 9 commentsGog announced yesterday that it plans to enable two-step login for all users of the gaming service on October 24, 2016.Gog is a gaming platform that has a different business model than Steam or Origin. Three of the big differences are that Gog does not use DRM on its platform, that it concentrates more on classic games than on the latest blockbuster titles, and that it does not enforce the use of its Gog Galaxy platform.So, it is your best bet if you want to replay some of your favorite games of the past, games that you missed out on, or want to play games on any device without having to install a gaming client on that device first.The company decided to enable two-step login for all accounts to increase account security for all Gog users.On October 24th, we will start enabling Two-step login on all current accounts, with a goal to increase your account’s security. Once enabled, the first time you log in from a new device or network, we will send you an email with a unique code, which must be entered in order to proceed. If you’re using GOG mostly from home or work, you should only be required to use the Two-step code very rarely.Gog: two-step loginThe system relies on email verification, and not on mobile phone messages, voice calls or authentication applications. This means that users won’t have to add any information to their account prior to October 24, 2016 as the account email address will be used for that.Gog notes that users will receive a verification email the first time they try to sign in to their account on October 24th or later. The email contains a unique code that users need to enter to complete the authentication process. This is a manual step, there is no link in the email that users can click on.While Gog will enable two-step login for all customers, it is offering options to customers to disable the feature.Users can activate the following link prior to October 24, 2016 to disable the feature so that it won’t be enabled on their account. After October 24, 2016, users may turn two-step login off in the Account Settings.Gog users who don’t want to wait this long can enable two-step login for their account right away in the Account Settings as well:Visit https://www.gog.com/ and sign in to your account.Select Account > Orders & Settings from the top menu bar.Select Login and Security from the settings menu.Click on the enable button next to two-step login to turn the feature on.Gog sends an email to the associated email address with a code. The code is valid for 15 minutes, and needs to be entered manually. There is no link to click to automate this.Once entered, two-step login is enabled for the account.You can repeat the process to turn the feature off again at any point in time.Now You: Do you use Gog, or another gaming platform on PC?SummaryArticle NameGog: two-step login for all on October 24, 2016DescriptionThe gaming platform Gog announced yesterday that it plans to enable two-step login for all users of the gaming service on October 24, 2016.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Technology | July 31, 2008 FDA Clears Elekta’s VMAT Elekta recently received FDA clearance for its Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT).Reportedly empowering clinicians to treat more patients in significantly less time, Elekta VMAT offers the clinical efficacy of IMRT delivered in a fraction of the time, providing rapid treatment with daily 3D image guidance. Features of VMAT include faster treatment times, precise dose control, reduced radiation dose to healthy tissue and 3D Volumetric imaging. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Related Content News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more last_img read more

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first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | February 28, 2014 Skin Reactions During Radiation Therapy Preventable News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Related Content Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more center_img News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Image courtesy of Imago Systems February 28, 2014 — Severe skin reactions during radiation therapy could be prevented by applying a thin transparent silicone dressing to the skin from the first day of treatment, clinical research from New Zealand shows.Although many skincare products have been tested in clinical trials over the years, until now none have been able to completely prevent severe skin reactions, said senior lecturer Patries Herst of University of Otago Wellington’s department of radiation therapy.Herst and her team of radiation therapists, oncology nurses and medical physicists have completed five randomized controlled clinical trials in public hospitals in Dunedin, Wellington, Palmerston North and Auckland Radiation Oncology over the past five years, all focusing on side effects caused by radiation therapy.Their most recent trial was in collaboration with Dunedin Hospital, and demonstrated it is possible to prevent skin reactions from developing in breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.Skin reactions are common in these patients, ranging from mild redness to ulceration with symptoms of pain, burning and itchiness, Herst said.The dressings work by adhering closely to the small folds in the skin without the use of adhesives, so do not stick to open wounds. By protecting the radiation-damaged skin from friction against items of clothing or other parts of the body, they allow the stem cells of the skin to heal from the radiation damage in an undisturbed environment. The dressings are also free of chemicals that could react with the skin.Herst is currently setting up a trial that will test the dressings in head and neck cancer patients.The results have been published online in Radiotherapy and Oncology.For more information: www.journals.elsevier.com/radiotherapy-and-oncology FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more last_img read more

Beijing to build megaairport

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J China plans to open a new mega-airport, with Beijing Daxing International Airport pegged to transport up to 130 million passengers a year.On course to open in 2017, the new hub will take up 55 square kilometres of space just outside of Beijing and will have space for up to eight commercial runways, Daily Mail reported. The new airport will include a ‘ground transport hub’, which will transport passengers to Beijing via a 30 minute high-speed rail link and will be designed with the environment in mind.“Since the new airport will predominantly handle domestic traffic, the challenge was to fit in 100 million passenger movements on the landside areas,” the airport consulting firm responsible for the latest plan, NACO managing director Rik Krabbendam said.  Despite its sheer size, the Daxing will be the second largest airport in the world, with first place reserved for King Fahd International Airport in Damman, Saudi Arabia, covering up to 780 square kilometres.last_img read more

As I see the NFL playoff games this weekend here

first_img As I see the NFL playoff games this weekend, here’s the one player I think will be the fulcrum to determine the outcome of the game. Tweet me yours @doug987fm. Comments   Share   GAME 1Kansas City at New EnglandSaturday – 2:35 kickoffEric BerryIn order for the Patriots to win, Tom Brady has to get rid of the ball fast. If Justin Houston and Tamba Hali can be what they used to be when both were healthy, Brady will be looking for short throws to Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola.  Eric Berry has the chance to come up huge or be torched. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning yells to his team during the second half in an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) For the first time in Manning’s career, he must not lose the game. If Manning tries to win the game for the Broncos, Pittsburgh is in the AFC Championship Game. We all love a fairy tale. Manning has been great for the NFL and he’s one of the legends of the game as a player and as a person. He deserves to go out on a white horse (Bronco) and ride into another version of “Manning versus Brady.” There’s just one catch. He can’t physically do what his mind is telling him to do. Denver has a great chance to host the AFC Championship Game as long as Manning plays more like Trent Dilfer and less like Ryan Leaf. GAME 3Seattle at CarolinaSunday – 11:05 kickoffLuke KuechlyEither Kuechly is the best overall LB in the league or there’s a short list of players ahead of him. He can do so many things well but everything he has will be tested against the Seattle offense. The teams have met once this year, but Seattle wasn’t clicking like they are now so that game means very little.If Kuechly stays in to spy Russell Wilson, can he still take away the Seattle crossing routes?  If Kuechly is preoccupied with Wilson’s boots, waggles and read-options, he can’t be as effective as when he simply reads the eyes of the classic drop back passer. There’s going to be so much attention paid to Cam Newton versus the Legion of Boom, and rightly so.  However, if Kuechly has a bad game, Newton won’t be able to cover it up against Seattle’s defense.GAME 4Pittsburgh at DenverSunday – 2:40 kickoffPeyton ManningThis is the easiest one of the four games to narrow it down to one player. What does this man have left?With all the rest, he did look good in the last game of the season.  A Week 17 game can’t erase the 2015 season, though. Manning has contributed very little to the success of the Denver Broncos this year. He wasn’t even a game manager during most of the games. The Denver defense snatched victory from Manning’s jaws of defeat on multiple occasions.center_img Berry must decide when to come to help against the run and diagnose the play fake. Berry can’t let anyone deep down the field but he also must control the dink and dunk that moves the chains. If he plays well, the Chiefs have a chance for their first AFC Championship game appearance since losing to Jim Kelly and the K-Gun in Buffalo two decades ago.GAME 2Green Bay at ArizonaSaturday – 6:15 kickoffEddie LacyThe Cardinals have too many offensive weapons for Green Bay’s defense to completely shut down. This might not be an offensively explosive game, but it certainly won’t be a replay of Vikings/Seahawks. The Packers will need to score to keep up with Arizona’s offense.The play-action pass will be huge for Green Bay and the only way it works is if Lacy runs like he did in the last three quarters of the Packers’ win in Washington.  Lacy can be a stud but he’s been hit-or-miss (mostly miss) for stretches this year. If it’s an arm’s race, I’m taking Carson Palmer. I’m not claiming Carson’s had a better career than Aaron Rodgers, but I’ll take the Cardinals’ offense as a whole every day in 2015.  The Packers can’t win this game without Lacy being a major threat. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

New York New York—Reported by Elite Traveler the

first_imgNew York, New York—Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineThe Mexico Tourism Board is proud to be a promoter of the Ballet Folklórico de México’s 2010 US Tour. The internationally acclaimed dance troop, originally called Ballet Moderno de Mexico, began in 1952 by Amalia Hernandez with only eight dancers. The troupe now includes more than 75 of the Mexico’s most talented folk dancers, and has garnered more than 200 international awards.“We are proud to once again be promoting Mexico’s legendary Ballet Folklórico and their visionary interpretations of some of Mexico’s destinations and heritage,” said Mariana Pedrero, Director of the Mexico Tourism Board’s New York Office. “This year’s program is a clear example of how dance can embody the richness of a culture and provide powerful imagery worthy of Amalia Hernandez’s work and Mexico’s revolutionary spirit.”Highlights of the new program will be Dioses Aztecas (Aztec Gods), a piece that has not been performed outside Mexico in many years due to the complexity of its staging. Other new additions to the program include The Feather Dance and The Jarabes, two dances from the southern state of Oaxaca, one of Mexico’s most culturally rich states. Other dances include an homage to the central-western state of Jalisco, where most tequila is produced and where both the cowboy tradition of charrería and mariachi music were born; and El Gusto, a Mexican tap dance from the Pacific coastal state of Guerrero. And the Revolution of 1910-1917 will be celebrated through its female fighters, the soldaderas, who joined the war for democracy along with the men, in a piece called Revolución.Audiences can see Ballet Folklórico de México’s magic in the US in 55 shows in 42 cities – all in just 10 weeks.www.visitmexico.comlast_img read more

The holidays are rapidly approaching and if you ha

first_imgThe holidays are rapidly approaching and if you haven’t begun your shopping, there’s no better time to start. Heather Moore Design has set the dates for a series of upcoming trunk shows, which will feature an array of pieces from one of the finest personalized jewelry collections on the market. At each trunk show you’ll be able to meet with a Heather Moore Design Consultant and peruse all of the latest designs. The best part: All orders placed at the shows are guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas without extra rush fees, eliminating the stress from holiday shopping. The schedule is as follows:Colorado Starfish: Boulder, November 21, (303) 443-2331Missouri Ylang Ylang: St. Louis, November 27-28, (314) 567-5555Illinois Peachtree: Northfield, December 1-2, (847) 441-7585New York Mann’s Jewelers: Rochester, December 3-5, (585) 271-4000California The Apple Cart: La Cañada, November 21, (818) 952-3342Nestware: Davis, December 5, (530) 757-6400Ohio The Figleaf: Cincinnati, November 28, (513) 321-2970Hedges: Chagrin Falls, December 5, (440) 247-2344For more information, visit www.heathermoorejewelry.comlast_img read more