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first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement PARIS — Director Guillermo del Toro has called out a Canadian airline in a multi-tweet diatribe about his travel woes, which he insists was not fuelled by anger, but rather concern for any passenger attempting to navigate the “Sphinx-like” complexities of baggage retrieval.The Oscar winner recounted his quest to track down a missing bag in a series of tweets mentioning Air Canada on Thursday, saying the saga began when he arrived in Paris two days ago to be welcomed by “1 lost bag. 1 broken handle.”Of possible interest to @AirCanada : Arrived to Paris 2 days ago. 1 lost bag. 1 broken handle. Waited and hour, then filed the report. 24 hours later no one had contacted me. Many calls, email and messages later (no response at all) I spent hours tracking my bag–— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) June 28, 2018 Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro called out Air Canada in a multi-tweet diatribe about his travel woes involving his luggage. – Refugio Ruiz / AP Photo Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement He tweeted that a series of inquiries to Air Canada over the next 24 hours went unanswered, later realizing that his report had been filed under the wrong email address.After enlisting the help of friends in Toronto to call the airline, del Toro says he was assured that the bag would arrive, and it did — but his troubles wouldn’t end there.I offered to go to terminal 2 and pick it up myself. No contact for the delivery company wass offered (except a wrong number) the company is called J.A.P. Transports and the only review you can find on them are 1 star reviews. I must agree…— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) June 28, 2018Del Toro claims Air Canada then handed over the bag to a French delivery service, which after further communication issues, told him to his parcel would be dropped off within a three-hour window.On the penultimate day of his stay, he waited patiently for the delivery, first by the door, then on the street where he chatted with passersby. Several selfies later, he says, still no bag.I contacted them by finding a phone in a complaint in Google. I called. They said it would arrive between 5-8 PM. On my penultimate dsay here I waited patiently, first by the door, then standing on the street for an hour (nice conversation and selfies ensued) but alas, no call…— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) June 28, 2018Despite offering to meet his luggage at the airport terminal, del Toro says he has yet to be reunited with his belongings.It’s not about the bag — although it contains a four-volume set of short stories by Russian writer Anton Chekhov — or demanding preferential service, he insists.last_img read more

Mining company fined 200000 for dumping waste in BC river system

first_imgQUESNEL, B.C. – A mining company operating in British Columbia has been fined for violating the Fisheries Act.The federal Environment Ministry says in a news release that Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. was fined $200,000 on Jan. 12 after it pleaded guilty in provincial court to violations related to effluent regulations.An inspection of the mine by ministry enforcement officers found the company was depositing liquid waste into Lowhee Creek in B.C.’s Cariboo region without having notified authorities.The creek is part of the Willow River system, which the ministry says is an important fish-bearing watershed.The inspection also found the mine was failing to complete sampling and submit reports on time.The ministry says the fine will paid into the government’s environmental damages fund.last_img read more

SecretaryGeneral condemns deadly dual attacks in Istanbul

28 July 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned last night’s twin bombings in Istanbul that have killed at least 16 civilians and injured many others. “He deeply regrets the loss of life and conveys his sympathies to the families of the victims and the wounded,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement released today.Media reports say two explosions occurred within minutes of each other last night in the Gungoren residential neighbourhood of Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city.

TransCanada PR firm cut ties over Energy East campaign concerns

A Canadian pipeline company will no longer work with a controversial U.S. public relations firm on the Energy East proposal after leaked documents raised concerns about suggested tactics.TransCanada has cut ties with the multinational firm Edelman on the campaign to build support for a plan to bring Alberta’s oil sands crude to eastern refineries after it recommended secretly using third parties to attack the pipeline’s opponents.The tactics were contained in documents leaked to the environmental group Greenpeace.“In the current environment, we can’t have the respectful conversation that we want to have with Canadians and Quebecers about Energy East,” TransCanada spokesman Tim Duboyce said Wednesday in a release.“We need to discuss the project on its merits, responding to valid concerns such as how we will protect water and marine life, instead of talking about communications tactics.”The documents outlined what Edelman call a strategy with a “strong heritage in the more aggressive politics and policy fights in the U.S.”Edelman recommended working with proxies to secretly “add layers of difficulties for our opponents,” the documents say. The plan suggested TransCanada conduct research on environmental groups and hand the results over to third parties, who can “put the pressure on, especially when TransCanada can’t.“We will work with third parties and arm them with the information they need to pressure opponents and distract them from their mission.”TransCanada immediately denied it had implemented those tactics, which were widely criticized. Edelman defended its proposal in a statement released Wednesday, the first time it had addressed the issue.“We stand by our strategy,” it said. “It was both ethical and moral, and any suggestion to the contrary is untrue.“Unfortunately, the conversation about our efforts has become so loud in certain areas that it is impossible to have an open and honest conversation about the pipeline project.”TransCanada has its work cut out for it, said Keith Stewart of Greenpeace.“They’re going to face a skeptical public,” he said.“We want to see a different approach, not just a different PR company. How the debate is conducted is always important to the substance of the debate.”TransCanada has acknowledged some of Edelman’s advice is in play. The company will collect publicly available information on its opponents and has started an extensive social media campaign.But spokesman James Millar said TransCanada will also increase its community meetings and public engagement.“You need to get out there and speak to people,” he said. “That’s a good idea on both sides.” Millar said TransCanada signed up 1,500 supporters on its social media website last week after news broke about Edelman’s suggestions.“It’s not the old world that a lot of people are used to. There’s a new way of doing business and that means engaging with people on their own turf and on their own terms and we need to focus on that.”Edelman, in its documents, proposed a campaign directed at opposition groups like the Council of Canadians and the David Suzuki Foundation, as well as a small community group in Ottawa that usually fights for more bike lanes and park enhancements.Ben Powless, an anti-pipeline campaigner at Ecology Ottawa, said he was somewhat surprised that Edelman, the largest independent public relations firm based on revenues, would be concerned about his small group’s influence. Ecology Ottawa has about nine paid employees and mainly relies on volunteers who tend to be students and retirees.“To me, it’s a smear campaign really trying to shut down the voices of local people who have legitimate concerns,” Powless said.With files from The New York Times News Service read more

Nestle buying Quebec vitamin maker Atrium Innovations for US23 billion

MONTREAL — European packaged goods giant Nestle says it will acquire Quebec-based vitamin maker Atrium Innovations for US$2.3 billion.Nestle says the purchase of the privately-held company will support growth in its consumer health-care business.The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018, subject to customary approvals.Established in 1999, Atrium’s 2017 sales are expected to reach almost US$700 million. Its largest brand is Garden of Life, which is sold in more than 14,000 health food stores and online in the U.S.Atrium and its 1,400 employees will become part of Nestle Health Science, a division of the world’s largest food and beverage company. Its existing management team will remain in place, headed by president and CEO Peter Luther.Nestle Health Science CEO Greg Behar says the Atrium brands will extend its range of products by adding probiotics, plant-based protein nutrition, meal replacements and an extensive multivitamin line that is part of a fast-growing consumer trend. read more

We are not against Muslims – Bodu Bala Sena

He said that even if Singhalese Buddhists take part in unethical activities the ‘Bodu Bala Sena’ will strongly oppose it.“We will not promote anti-religious activities and that is why even on our website we put a statement against the campaign using Facebook,” he said. “We condemn any attempt to degrade any religion. We have nothing against Muslims. We were not involved in the Maharagama incident or in Kulliyapitiya. Our fight is only against unethical elements,” he said. Withanage said that the main goal of the ‘Bodu Bala Sena’ is to strengthen Singhalese and Buddhism and not attack a religion. The ‘Bodu Bala Sena’ says it has lodged a complaint with the police saying some groups were using the name of the organization to create a rift between Buddhists and Muslims.Executive Committee member of the ‘Bodu Bala Sena’ Dilantha Withanage told The Sunday Leader that the logo of the organization had been used in Kulliyapitiya during a protest by a group recently. read more

Warrant reissued for Mahendran Arjun further remanded

A warrant was reissued for the arrest of former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran over the Central Bank treasury bond scam.The court was told that steps are being taken to obtain an Interpol red notice to arrest Mahendran. Meanwhile Perpetual Treasuries head Arjun Aloysius and Chief Executive Officer Kasun Palisena have been further remanded till April 12 by the Fort Magistrate over the scam. (Colombo Gazette)

Saskatchewans Wall aims to woo Quebec on Energy East as opposition grows

Saskatchewan’s Wall aims to woo Quebec on Energy East as opposition grows SAINT JOHN, N.B. – A day after pitching the Energy East pipeline to an enthusiastic New Brunswick crowd, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall faces a more skeptical audience Thursday: Quebec.Wall, continuing a swing through Eastern Canada, told an energy conference in Saint John Wednesday the $15.7 billion project proposed by TransCanada (TSX:TRP) will benefit all of Canada, will be safe, and won’t make climate change worse.The project would transport more than a million barrels of western Canadian oil a day to refineries in Eastern Canada and a marine terminal in Saint John.“If we’ve made a mistake, perhaps it’s that we haven’t been as engaged as we could have been, with our neighbours and our friends, with telling the real story,” he said during a speech that closed to a standing ovation.Many of the people in the audience were from the Saint John business community and Irving Oil, who would benefit from the pipeline and a proposed export terminal.But Wall heads to Montreal Thursday for a meeting with Philippe Couillard, the premier of Quebec, where Energy East has run into stiff opposition. Politicians, environmentalists and other critics there question whether the ecological risks outweigh the economic rewards, concerns that Wall said he understands.“While a big part of the project is conversion, the new construction does go through Quebec. So it is reasonable that Quebecers would have serious questions about that. It’s a lot of construction in some potentially pretty sensitive areas,” he said.“Let’s make sure we do it in a safe way, but let’s make sure we answer all of the questions that Quebecers have and satisfy the concerns that they have,” Wall said.On Wednesday, though, the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador formally declared its opposition to Energy East.A resolution adopted in Quebec City requests that Ghislain Picard, the AFN chief for the region, lead opposition to the pipeline, both inside and outside the province of Quebec.And it says the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People — officially adopted last month by the Trudeau government — bolsters aboriginal rights over lands and resources affected by the pipeline project.Wall has also been at odds on social media with Montreal-area mayors who oppose Energy East.He has said the pipeline is expected to generate $55 million in economic benefits for Canada, including $4.3 billion in Saskatchewan and $9.3 billion in Quebec.The Council of Canadians issued a statement calling Wall’s tour of Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick “a desperate attempt to save a failing project.”“Wall is acting as an industry lobbyist for a pipeline that’s a huge economic liability for Saskatchewan and all of Canada, not to mention an environmental and public health disaster,” said the council’s Daniel Cayley-Daoust.In Saint John, Wall said Canada needs to reduce its dependence on imported oil and needs to find a safer way to get western Canadian oil to tidewater for export. Wall said that the pipeline would eliminate 1,500 rail tankers per day from rail lines across the country.Energy East dominated a closed-door discussion between Wall and New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant earlier in the day.“We talked about how the Energy East project would allow New Brunswick, Quebec and the country to reduce its dependency on foreign oil,” Gallant said in an interview following the meeting.“We also talked about how it is a safer mode of transport. Hundreds of thousands of rail cars each year go through major cities in the country.”Gallant said he and Wall agree that a pipeline would stimulate economic growth and there is a need to continue to promote the project.“It’s important for us to keep going to different areas of the country and to our respective provinces to talk about how we think this will have a positive impact on job creation and the economy,” Gallant said. “It’s great to have national leaders like Brad Wall talk about this in Toronto and in Saint John.” by Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 15, 2016 7:52 am MDT Last Updated Jun 15, 2016 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

In turnaround commodities giant Glencore to resume dividend

by The Associated Press Posted Dec 1, 2016 10:35 am MDT Last Updated Dec 1, 2016 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This April 14, 2011 file picture shows the Glencore headquarters in Baar, Switzerland. Commodities giant Glencore has announced Thursday Dec. 1, 2016 a $1 billion dividend after announcing that its debt-reduction plans are far ahead of pace. The Anglo-Swiss company says it’s reinstating the dividend after having completed divestment processes at $6.3 billion, over three times its previous guidance. (AP Photo/Keystone, Urs Flueeler, file) In turnaround, commodities giant Glencore to resume dividend GENEVA – Commodities giant Glencore will resume paying a dividend worth $1 billion, a sign of improved financial health for a company that was just last year facing questions about its ability to cope with slumping prices.The Anglo-Swiss company says it’s reinstating the dividend next year after having sold off assets worth US$6.3 billion — over three times its previous guidance.Two major Canadian pension funds were among the buyers, paying a total of US$3.125 billion to buy nearly half of the Swiss company’s agricultural products division, which includes the Viterra grain-handling business.Glencore — based in Baar, Switzerland, but listed in London — has about 150 mining and metallurgical sites. It markets over 90 commodities including copper, zinc and nickel to industrial customers.Its shares nosedived last year as investors worried about Glencore’s ability to handle debt. The company responded by cutting production and costs, and selling off assets.It acquired Viterra — a multinational grain handler and agricultural products company headquartered in Regina — in late 2012 for C$6.1 billion.In April of this year, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board agreed to pay US$2.5 billion for 40 per cent of the Glencore Agri agricultural products business that includes Viterra. In June, the British Columbia Investment Management Corp. agreed to buy 9.99 per cent of Glencore Agri for US$624.9 million cash.CEO Ivan Glasenberg said Thursday that Glencore had delivered on its commitments to cut its debt and strengthen its balance sheet, and now “can look forward to the future with confidence.” read more

Markets Right Now US stock indexes manage tiny gains

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):4:00 p.m.Major U.S. stock indexes managed to eke out tiny gains on Wall Street after a day of wavering between small gains and losses.Banks climbed Friday as investors priced in an increasing likelihood that interest rates will rise in the coming months.Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen helped stoke those expectations in a speech in which she said an improving job market and rising inflation would likely prompt the Fed to increase borrowing costs.KeyCorp and Comerica each rose 1 per cent.Other parts of the market lagged. Real estate companies fell the most.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 1 point to 2,383. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 2 points to 21,005. The Nasdaq composite increased 9 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 5,870.___11:45 a.m.Real estate companies led stocks lower in midday trading, extending the market’s losses from a day earlier.Energy stocks bucked the trend Friday and rose as oil prices headed higher.Investors were looking ahead to a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen in hopes of gleaning whether the central bank will raise interest rates again later this month.Costco slid 3.9 per cent after the warehouse club operator reported earnings that missed estimates.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 3 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,378. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 25 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 20,978. The Nasdaq composite gave up 7 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 5,853.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.51 per cent.___9:35 a.m.Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen later in the day.Investors will be listening for clues Friday on whether the central bank will raise interest rates again later this month.Several companies were moving after reporting their latest quarterly results.Costco slid 3.6 per cent after the warehouse club operator reported earnings that missed estimates.Marvell Technology rose 2 per cent after the semiconductor maker’s latest earnings and outlook beat estimates.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped a fraction to 2,381. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 27 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 21,027. The Nasdaq composite gave up 3 points to 5,858.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.49 per cent. by The Associated Press Posted Mar 3, 2017 7:40 am MDT Last Updated Mar 3, 2017 at 2:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Markets Right Now: US stock indexes manage tiny gains read more

New book explores the monsters of cinema

As you dust off your Freddie Krueger claws or get your Frankenstein costume ready for Halloween, Brock University film expert Barry Grant is shedding some light on why we love — or love to hate — movie monsters.In Monster Cinema, the 35th book written by the Communication, Popular Culture and Film professor, Grant examines the vast menagerie of monsters in the movies and describes how they help to define and affirm human civilization.This is especially noticeable around Halloween, when people dress up like monsters to try and scare each other for the sake of amusement.“Halloween allows us to become monsters by role playing,” says Grant. “Watching monster movies and donning a monster suit for a costume party are both socially sanctioned ways of expressing our inner demons and anxieties.”Part of the Quick Takes series from Rutgers University Press, Monster Cinema is a small book that packs a big punch, examining human, natural and supernatural monsters in cinema, from crazed killers to malevolent trees to vampires.“The classic monsters embody our timeless fears and anxieties, and are able to adapt to concerns of a given historical moment,” Grant says.Grant is headed to the University of Wisconsin next week to speak at a conference celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. In his new book, the professor writes about a Frankenstein megatext — some 80 films based on the novel since 1910 and more than 200 films with Frankenstein in the title.“The belief that ‘science is dangerous’ is as central to the horror movie as is the existence of supernatural creatures like werewolves,” Grant says. “Dr. Frankenstein stands as the archetypal mad scientist, a general figure of scientific hubris. Such a character can only be viewed as increasingly relevant given the pace of scientific advances in recent years.”Indeed, monster movies often have a foot in two camps — horror and science fiction. People tend to think of sci-fi movies as having a premise involving science, and horror movies as involving something frightening, but Grant says it’s not that simple.“Science fiction movies often present their science as horrifying, while horror films sometimes depict their monsters as sympathetic — more sympathetic than the humans.”So why do we love monster movies so much?“Bad special effects are fun because they are usually unintentionally bad. The sense of monstrous threat is dispelled when you can see the zipper on the creature’s suit,” Grant explains. “But if the effects succeed in convincing us when we see them, then it goes right to the core of the complex experience of monster narratives.“We’ve all had the experience at some point of covering our eyes to avoid seeing something we thought too frightening in a horror movie, but then peeking through our fingers just a little anyway. We enjoy monster movies because they offer controlled thrills and we can temporarily suspend our disbelief.”In spite of the vast array of monsters described in Grant’s book, his personal favourite monster movie is still Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.“It established most of the elements of the modern horror film — a human monster, the monstrous hiding within the normal — in a masterfully constructed film.”Monster Cinema will be available in bookstores this winter. read more

Clergy buy cassocks recycled from bottles as Church of England joins war

The Church of England has joined the war on plastic as vicars buy cassocks made from recycled bottles. A clerical clothing manufacturer has launched the first-ever plastic cassock in a bid to make priestly clothing more eco-friendly. Butler & Butler has begun selling a men’s cassock made from 100 per cent recycled polyester made from reclaimed PET bottles. The company, which specialises in fair trade and organic clerical outfits, first began selling the clothing a fortnight ago and Mr Butler says it  has been popular with ethically-minded clergy. Director of the company the Rev Simon Butler said it had come up with the idea following the “huge swell of interest” in reducing plastic waste following the Blue Planet series which drew attention to the issue at the end of last year “Ecological concern and naturalism is a natural outworking of a well-developed Christian faith, particularly the need to be responsible stewards of creation. I hope it’s an area in which Christians and Christian businesses can take a public lead.” A fabric mill in India is producing the fabric for the £189 cassock, which Mr Butler said was closer to a “softer wool feel” than traditional polyester. “The company has been going for ten years and we have a strong customer base who really like what we do with the Fairtrade and the organic. “So the move into the recycled plastics just seemed like a really good fit. Our existing customer base have been really pleased and supportive of the idea, and we have been taking them around vestment fairs for people who are being ordained this coming July and the response has been really good, I think because it’s such a live topic and a live issue,” he said. A pilot whale was filmed carrying her dead newborn baby around the ocean for days. David Attenborough told viewers it was possible the calf was poisoned by its mother’s own contaminated milk.Credit:Blue Planet /BBC David Attenborough told viewers it was possible the calf was poisoned by its mothers own contaminated milk. The company currently only sells a men’s version, with the women’s cassock taking longer to design and develop because “the men have a simpler taste, whereas the women’s garment is slightly more crafted”, he added. The Church of England has regularly spoken out on environmental issues, with its pensions fund divesting from some fossil fuels in 2015 following a vote in General Synod for it to adopt an ethical position on its investments. Many businesses were prompted into action by the Blue Planet episode which showed the volume of plastic waste in the ocean and a mother pilot whale carrying her dead calf, which it said may have been killed by plastic-related chemicals in her milk. The series also led the Government to commit to eliminating avoidable plastic waste by 2042. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

VIDEO Du Rietz saves Lions in Szeged – Routine Vardar win in

← Previous Story Fantastic come-back of Viktor Szilagyi! Next Story → New Barca win in Plock! Pick SzegedRhein Neckar LowenVelux EHF Champions League German champions Rhein Neckar Lowen got a point with Kim Ekdahl Du Rietz equalizer five seconds before the final buzzer in away match in Szeged at the start of the VELUX EHF Champions League! At the end, team of Juan Carlos Pastor didn’t get another German scalp – 28:28 (13:12).Siarhei Gorbok netted six goals for the winners, while Andy Schmid had the same score among the “Lions”.MOL-Pick Szeged – Rhein-Neckar Löwen 28:28 (13:12)Mol-Pick Szeged: Sierra, Sego; Obranovic (2), Källmann (5), Bodo (1), Gorbok (6), Goncalves, Zubai, Balogh (3), Skube (2), Blazevic, Gaber (2), Sostaric (3), Rodriguez (1), Banhidi, Buntic (3)Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Appelgren, Palicka; Schmid (6/2), Sigurdsson (5), Manaskov, Baena (2), Steinhauser, Pekeler (5), Groetzki (5), Abt, Reinkind (1), Guardiola (1), Petersson, Ekdahl du Rietz (3)In the second match of Group B on Sunday, RK Vardar Skopje won in Swedish Kristianstad 28:23 (15:12). Team of Raul Gonzales routinely outplayed the rivals after only problematic first 15 minutes in which Swedish champions had 7:4…Alex Dujshebaev netted seven goals for the winners…STANDINGS:Vive Tauron Kielce 2RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko 2RK Vardar Skopje 2RNL 1PICK Szeged 1PPD Zagreb 0Meshkov Brest 0IFK Kristianstad 0 read more

Rhein Neckar Lowen routine win over PPD Zagreb

3.Barcelona4310130:1157 ← Previous Story 2020: Borut Mackovsek to stay at RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko! Next Story → PSG Handball strongly on 5/5 – Montpellier stay in the race 2.Szeged5311149:1337 4.Vardar4310107:927 1.Rhein-Neckar5320154:1308 7.Wisla Plock5014134:1551 6.PPD Zagreb5023124:1432 Rhein Neckar Lowen celebrated the third win at VELUX EHF Champions League. The “Lions” extended winning run and series of fantastic performances by beating RK PPD Zagreb 31:24 (15:11). Andreas Palicka was in good form by saving 17 shots of the visitors, who had no chance to stay close to the favorites from SAP Arena…Rhein-Neckar Löwen: Palicka 17 saves, Pekeler 7, Mensah Larsen 7, Schmid 4, Sigurdsson 3, Reinkind 2, Petersson 2, Tollbring 2, Guardiola 2, Taleski 1, Groetzki 1, Appelgren, Baena Gonzalez, Radivojevic, Bliznac, Rnic, PPD Zagreb: Skok 12 (1) saves, Kastelic ; Mrakovčić 1, Božić – Pavletić 2, Kontrec 1, Vori , Ž.Marković 6, Šušnja 1, J. Valčić 2, T. Valčić, Mandalinić 4, Ereš, Hrstić, Vuglač 3, Bičanić 4. STANDINGS: 8.Kristianstad4013106:1301 5.Nantes4112104:1103 Rhein Neckar Lowen read more

Larsenal bactérien des dragons de Komodo

first_imgL’arsenal bactérien des dragons de KomodoDes scientifiques ont percé le secret de l’efficacité prédatrice des dragons de Komodo, ces lézards géants qui dévorent des proies plus grandes qu’eux : leurs morsures libèrent un véritable bouillon de culture, une salive où les bactéries infectieuses sont constamment fortifiées par le mode de vie grégaire de ces reptiles.On connaissait déjà le ‘mangue d’hygiène buccal’ des dragons de Komodo – les plus grands lézards du monde, atteignant près de 3 mètres – dont la gueule est infestée de bactéries. Mais à ce point-là non ! À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Des chercheurs ont trouvé que leur salive contenait en moyenne 58 espèces différentes de bactéries, dont 93% sont potentiellement pathogènes. L’une d’elles, Pastuerella multocida, tue même les malheureuses souris auxquelles on injecte de cette salive. Plus encore, cet arsenal infectieux est entretenu et ‘affuté’ par le mode de nutrition de ces varans, qui dévorent souvent à plusieurs les grosses proies en se jetant à la curée sans trop se soucier de leurs congénères, tout aussi voraces qu’eux, avec lesquels ils échangent ainsi, à leur insu, de la salive. Transmises d’une gueule à l’autre, les bactéries prospèrent et se diversifient, transformant la salive de chaque reptile en un véritable poison. Sangliers, cerfs et même buffles, mordus par l’un ou l’autre de ces prédateurs, s’affaiblissent très vite, et sont alors submergés par les assaillants – et leurs morsures toxiques – accourus en nombre…Le 3 juin 2012 à 15:29 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Rakitic feels Barca deserved a win against Valencia

first_imgBarcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic feels his side played well enough to secure a win against Valencia at the Camp Nou, despite the game ending in a stalemate.The 2-2 draw against Marcelino’s men ended the club’s eight-game winning streak in the League and could only stretch their lead to six points above Atletico Madrid.Two goals for Lionel Messi helped Barcelona to fight back, after falling 2-0 behind after 35 minutes, but the Croatian international believes they had the chances to collect all three points.⌛️FULL-TIME: There’s the whistle! Leo Messi scores twice as Barça battle back from 2-0, first-half deficit to earn a tie!FT: Barça 2 – 2 Valencia⚽️ #Messi 39′ (p.), 64′ / Gameiro 24′ , Parejo 32′ (p.)🔵🔴 #BarçaValencia— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 2, 2019“We surely deserved to win. We played a much better game than Valencia. He revealed in a quote cited on Football Espana.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“Maybe in the first half we did not play that well, but in the second half we dominated, and at times we were almost playing handball around their area.“But in the end, we came up short, and it is not easy to play against a counter-attacking team like Valencia, particularly after a hard game in midweek as we had against Sevilla.”Atletico Madrid will be hoping to reduce the gap to three points when they face Real Betis on Sunday.Real Madrid could also be in the mix for the title if they maintain a winning form for the rest of the campaign.Barcelona host Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey semi-final on Wednesday night, and Messi and defender Gerard Pique are doubtful after picking up injuries in the Valencia tie.🗣 @ivanrakitic 🗣 Ernesto Valverde⚽️ #BarçaValencia— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 2, 2019last_img read more

Operation Smile rescues 581 children in just a year

first_imgSerilingampally: The first anniversary celebrations of the ‘Operation Smile’ progamme, which was intended to protect children and taken up by the Cyberabad police, were organised at the Commissioner’s office in Gachibowli. Commissioner of Police V C Sajjanar, SHE team in-charge DCP Anasuya, Madhapur Traffic DCP Vijaykumar and CWC Chairperson Padmavathi attended the programme. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us Addressing the function, Sajjanar stated that the main aim of the programme was to free children aged below 14 years involved in begging, working in factories, rag-picking, liberating bonded labour and to educate them. He revealed that 581 children found begging, collecting garbage at main centres, temples, tourist places, railway stations and also those in factories were freed and sent to schools with the cooperation of the State government and NGOs. ‘This is laudable’, the CP remarked. Also Read – CM KCR praises PRO for his books on Telangana Advertise With Us Sajjanar asserted that Cyberabad would be rendered a child labour-free zone. He stated that three Operation Smile teams in Cyberabad would register cases against those employing children and take stringent action against them. The CP urged colony welfare/residential welfare associations to provide information regarding child labour to the police. If not, he warned that action would be taken against the associations if they fail. Sajjanar stated that the Cyberabad police were striving every day to ensure safety of women and children. He complimented all those cooperating with the Operation Smile programme.last_img read more

Democrats Introduce Legislation to Restore Open Internet Rules

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals February 4, 2014 2 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.center_img Democrats in Congress are fighting to keep the Internet open.Two parallel bills were introduced by Democrats in both the Senate and in the House to restore net neutrality. The bills, introduced Monday, make up the Open Internet Preservation Act of 2014.The bills are seen as a stopgap measure until the Federal Communications Committee has the opportunity to make a final action in response to a decision in a Washington D.C. court last month that overturned net neutrality. The court ruled that the FCC does not have the authority to dictate to wireless carriers — including the plaintiff, Verizon — what they can charge to whom and when.Related: U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns Net Neutrality“Net neutrality” is also often called “open internet” and advocates argue that no government or company can regulate the flow of the internet. The fear is that, without net neutrality protections, large service providers will give preferential treatment to larger companies that can pay more. Smaller companies that don’t have as much money won’t be able to pay for premium Internet service, putting them at a disadvantage.Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) introduced the bill in the House and the sister bill introduced in the Senate was brought by Ed Markey (D-Mass.).“The Internet is an engine of economic growth because it has always been an open platform for competition and innovation,” said Waxman, in a written statement. “The FCC can and must quickly exercise the authorities the D.C. Circuit recognized to reinstate the Open Internet rules. Our bill makes clear that consumers and innovators will be protected in the interim.”Related: Understanding Net Neutrality and Anti-Government Regulation Register Now »last_img read more

Get an Unlocked HTC One M9 for Just 300 – Massive Savings

first_imgAhead of the holiday season, HTC has started some hard-to-ignore promotions on both its current and last year’s flagship smartphones. If you are looking to buy a new Android smartphone, HTC is giving you some delicious discounts on HTC One M9 and HTC 10.Save $200 on HTC One M9The company is now offering its HTC One M9 from 2015 for just $300. The original price of the unlocked HTC One M9 is $499. This means you get $200 in savings that you can spend on VR headsets or an Android Wear smartwatch, maybe?HTC launched its One M9 last year in March. The flagship smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip, 3GB of RAM and offers 32GB of internal storage with microSD slot. 20MP camera, 4 MP f/2.0 front-facing camera, 5.2-inch Full HD Super LCD3 display, a 2,840 mAh battery, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow (with upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat) complete the high-end specs list of the HTC One M9. The smartphone is available in gold, silver, pink, and gray. Share Tweet Submit This $300 price is valid for an unlocked device with compatibility for GSM carriers. There’s no word when this promotion ends, so act fast.HTC 10 sale continues with $150 offBut, if your budget is above $500, and you’re looking for the very latest flagship Android smartphone, HTC still has the answer to your worries. HTC 10 is now available for $549, reduced from its original price tag of $699. The Big 10 Sale will end October 31st, but there’s a high chance of it lasting further. No promises though.HTC 10 is the latest flagship from the Taiwanese manufacturer and sports a Snapdragon 820, world’s first dual OIS cameras, and 5.2-inch QHD display. HTC 10 is available in Silver, Carbon Gray, Camellia Red, and Topaz Gold. While the smartphone packed the high-end specs of this year, many avoided the purchase due to its high price tage. If that was the reason you didn’t buy the latest HTC 10, this deal gives you some strong reason to finally get your hands on “the most powerful smartphone in the world.”Head over to to avail these promotions on HTC One M9 and HTC 10.Buying any of these HTC flagship smartphones or will you wait for more such deals to pop in? Don’t forget to share your shopping carts with us.Imagelast_img read more

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first_img News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more June 8, 2011 – The Society of Nuclear Medicine’s (SNM) 2011 Image of the Year illustrates the ability of positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) scans to identify abnormal bone reaction in patients who have received spinal fixation hardware implants. Researchers selected this image from more than 1,800 studies presented over the course of four days during SNM’s 58th annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.Each year, SNM chooses an image that exemplifies the most cutting-edge molecular imaging research today and demonstrates the ability of molecular imaging to detect and diagnose disease and help select the most appropriate therapy. “This year’s image demonstrates the clinical utility of PET/CT using the newly approved PET 18F sodium fluoride bone imaging agent to correctly pinpoint the cause of recurrent pain after surgical placement of spinal fixation hardware,” said Peter Herscovitch, M.D., chair of SNM’s Scientific Program Committee.Andrew Quon, M.D., assistant professor of radiology and chief of clinical PET/CT for the molecular imaging program at Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., and lead author of the study, further noted, “The NaF PET/CT image shows the potential of molecular imaging for helping patients with a very common orthopedic problem, and it is available to patients right now. It’s very exciting because it reminds us that the future of molecular imaging lies not just in cancer imaging but in a wide range of disease processes beyond oncologic applications.”Serious spinal instability and disease often necessitate the implantation of hardware, such as plates, cages, rods and screws, or bone grafts to support the spine. There are many reasons why patients experience pain after initial surgery, including hardware failure and infection, or both. Determining the source of pain can be difficult, especially when patients have complex medical histories. In this study, a combination of PET/CT and 18F NaF, an injected radiotracer that uses sodium fluoride to target “hot spots” or areas of high bone turnover and inflammation during imaging, was used to evaluate patients with back pain after spinal surgery. This form of molecular imaging was shown to be highly accurate in determining the culprit of patient’s chronic pain by highlighting both the structure of the bone and the physiological processes involved in inflammation, an indication of injury and infection.For this prospective study, 20 patients presenting with spinal pain were evaluated with PET/CT using 18F NaF at least eight months after surgery. A total of 24 bone or tissue abnormalities were found in 17 of the 20 subjects. Of the original 20 patients, 12 received exploratory surgery and four participants received local anesthetic nerve blockade, a common and minimally invasive treatment that numbs the affected nerve, providing short-term pain management as an alternative to surgery. The research indicates that 18F NaF PET/CT is highly effective for the evaluation of pain after spinal surgery. In more than 85 percent of cases, this form of molecular imaging was able to identify the exact source of patient’s pain.For more information: News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more Technology | Information Technology | June 20, 2019 DOSIsoft Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Planet Onco Dose Software DOSIsoft announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Planet… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more center_img News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | June 20, 2011 SNM 2011 Image of the Year: 18F NaF PET/CT Evaluation of Cervical Spine Fixation Hardware Related Content News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Figure 1. A high-fidelity 3-D tractography of the left ventricle heart muscle fibers of a mouse from Amsterdam Ph.D. researcher Gustav Strijkers. News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 07, 2019 Amsterdam University Medical Center Wins MR Solutions’ Image of the Year Award The Amsterdam University Medical Center has won MR Solutions’ Image of the Year 2019 award for the best molecular… read morelast_img read more