India vs West Indies 1st Test: Dream 11 prediction, captain and vice-captain

first_img India Today Web Desk North SoundAugust 22, 2019UPDATED: August 22, 2019 12:56 IST India vs West Indies 1st Test Dream 11 Prediction. (@BCCI )West Indies will host the Virat Kohli-led side for the two Test-match series, with the first one starting here on Thursday.A win in the opening Test will be the 27th for Kohli as skipper and will put him on even keel with his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni. A century in the game (19th as captain) will place him on par with Ricky Ponting.On paper, a batting line-up that has Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant in the ranks should be termed clear favourites but this West Indies team, led by Jason Holder, is no pushover.If there is pace and bounce, Kohli is likely to go with four specialist bowlers in which Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav will be fighting for the lone spinner’s slot.The three pacers, in all likelihood, will be Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami.The West Indies team in the Test format has been an understated one with players who have more talent than what the numbers currently show.In Shai Hope, John Campbell and Shimron Hetmyer, they have the three talented youngsters. Darren Bravo is their most experienced batsman with 52 Tests and nearly 3500 runs under his belt.Batsmen: India’s new wall Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli would walk into any fantasy team of the Test matches. Darren Bravo and Kraigg Brathwaite form for the Windies in the longer formats have made them hard to ignore from anyone’s fantasy XI.Wicket-keeper: Rishabh Pant or Wriddhiman Saha? Maybe Pant, who excelled behind the wickets during the historic Australia series, could get a go-ahead against Saha, who is returning after nursing an injury.advertisementAll-rounders: Roston Chase, during the 2016 series against India, had thwarted Ashwin for a whole fifth day in Kingston after West Indies were staring at an innings defeat. In addition to that, he is a steady off-spinner with 50 Test wickets. So Ashwin, Chase and WI skipper Jason Holder would complete your all-rounder’s list.Bowling: India pace duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma have excelled in the past with their ability to pick wickets with the new ball and Kemar Roach is an ideal local pacer to keep in the team.Dream 11 team, WI vs IND 1st Test: Kraigg Brathwaite, Virat Kohli (vice-captain), Cheteshwar Pujara, Darren Bravo, Rishabh Pant, Jason Holder (Captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Roston Chase, Jasprit Bumrah, Kemar Roach, Ishant SharmaSquadsIndia: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit BumrahWest Indies: Jason Holder(Capt), Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Shimron Hetmyer, Shane Dowrich, Shai Hope(w), Rahkeem Cornwall, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, John Campbell, Kemar Roach, Shannon GabrielAlso Read | Virat Kohli turns anchor and interviews Viv Richards ahead of India v West Indies 1st TestAlso Read | Looking towards challenge of playing against Virat Kohli, R Ashwin: Jason HolderAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Dream XIFollow Dream 11 Prediction Next India vs West Indies 1st Test: Dream 11 prediction, captain and vice-captainIndia vs West Indies 1st Test Dream 11 Prediction: India will begin their campaign in the World Championship with the two-match Test series against the West Indies starting today.advertisementlast_img read more

Sen Beyak broke Senates code of conduct by posting racist letters

first_imgOTTAWA — The Senate’s ethics officer says Sen. Lynn Beyak violated the upper chamber’s conflict-of-interest code by posting racist letters about Indigenous people on her website.Pierre Legault says Beyak’s conduct did not uphold the highest standards of dignity required of a senator.Nor did she perform her duties with dignity, honour and integrity or refrain from acting in a way that could reflect negatively on the Senate, as stipulated in the code.Legault says he proposed that Beyak delete the racist letters from her website, post a formal apology and complete a cultural-sensitivity course with an emphasis on Indigenous issues, but she hasn’t done any of those things.Beyak posted the letters to show that she had support for a speech she gave in the Senate in January 2018, in which she argued that Indian residential schools did a lot of good for Indigenous children, although many suffered physical and sexual abuse and thousands died from disease and malnutrition.In a report released Tuesday, Legault concludes that five of the letters contained racist content, suggesting that Indigenous people are lazy, chronic whiners who are milking the residential-school issue to get government handouts.Beyak was appointed to the Senate in 2013 by former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper. She was kicked out of the Conservative caucus last year after refusing to remove the letters from her website.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Stars Take Their Hats Off To Alzheimers Research

first_imgSome of the world’s biggest stars have donated their favourite headwear for an auction to boost funds for the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK.Sharon Osbourne – Hats Off To Alzheimer’s ResearchHelena Bonham Carter, Simon Pegg, Seth Rogen, Boy George and Sharon Osbourne are just some of the big-name celebrities backing the charity’s first ever Hats Off To Research fundraising campaign.Helena Bonham Carter – Hats Off To Alzheimer’s ResearchFrom today until 8pm on Saturday 23 May, the celebrity’s hats – many of them signed and pictured with their famous donor – will be auctioned off at www.hatsofftoresearch.org. All proceeds from the online auction will go towards funding pioneering dementia research, giving hope to the 850,000 people across the UK living with dementia today.Seth Rogen – Hats Off To Alzheimer’s ResearchStand-out lots include a signed helmet from skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, a Philip Treacy-designed hat donated by pop icon Boy George and a signed cocktail hat from singing sensation Paloma Faith.Simon Pegg – Hats Off To Alzheimer’s ResearchOther celebrities who have donated hats to the auction include comedian John Bishop, dance troupe Diversity, racing driver Mark Webber, boyband Union J, singer Jahmene Douglas, Olympian Goldie Sayers, celeb blogger Perez Hilton, actor John Challis and milliner-to-the-stars Philip Treacy.Hilary Evans, Director at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:“The response from celebrities to our first ever Hats Off To Research auction has been fantastic; we can’t thank them enough for donating their hats to support vital dementia research. From wizard hats and Panamas to helmets and beanies, there’s a great mix of headwear going under the digital hammer.“There are around 850,000 people across the UK living with dementia – one of the greatest threats to public health now and in the future. Funding for research still lags far behind other serious diseases, but Alzheimer’s Research UK is taking the fight to dementia. Our work just wouldn’t be possible without our supporters, including those backing Hats Off To Research – each one of them is helping to power world-class studies that give us the best chance of beating dementia sooner.”To bid, visit www.hatsofftoresearch.org or email hatsoff@alzheimersresearchuk.org for more information. To find out more about Alzheimer’s Research UK call 0300 111 5555 or go to www.alzheimersresearchuk.org.last_img read more

Grains mixed livestock higher

CHICAGO — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec. delivery fell 2.40 cents at $4.7960 a bushel; Dec. corn was up 1 cent at $3.7240 a bushel; Dec. oats up .40 cent at $2.74 a bushel; while Nov. soybeans declined 10.80 cents at 8.8720 a bushel.Beef and pork was higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Oct. live cattle was rose .30 cent at $1.0238 a pound; Sep. feeder cattle was up .05 cent at $1.4125 a pound; Oct. lean hogs gained 1.10 cents at .6285 a pound.The Associated Press

Spotifys Top 10 most viral tracks

Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks by The Associated Press Posted Oct 1, 2013 3:17 pm MDT The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Sept. 23, to Sunday, Sept. 29, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.UNITED STATES1. The Chain Gang of 1974, “Sleepwalking” (Rockstar Games)2. Ylvis, “The Fox” (Parlophone Music Norway)3. Sky Ferreira, “You’re Not The One” (Capitol)4. Junip, “Line of Fire” (Mute)5. Pearl Jam, “Sirens” (Republic)6. Lorde, “Team” (Universal Music NZ Ltd.)7. Justin Timberlake, “TKO” (RCA)8. Shot At The Night, “The Killers” (Island Def Jam)9. Fiona Apple, “Pure Imagination” (Chipotle Music)10. Zedd, “Stay The Night – featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore” (Interscope)UNITED KINGDOM1. The Chain Gang of 1974, “Sleepwalking” (Rockstar Games)2. Pearl Jam, “Sirens” (Republic)3. A$AP Rocky, “r – Cali” (Rockstar Games)4. The C90s, “Shine A Light – Flight Facilities Remix” (Relish)5. Ylvis, “The Fox” (Parlophone Music Norway)6. Favoured Nations, “The Set Up” (Rockstar Games)7. Twin Shadow, “Old Love / New Love” (Rockstar Games)8. Jake Bugg, “What Doesn’t Kill You” (Virgin EMI)9. Pewdiepie & the Gregory Brothers, “Jabba the Hutt” (Gregory Residence)10. Junip, “Line of Fire” (Mute) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Red Mountain underground gold project – public comments invited

first_imgThe Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Red Mountain underground gold project, located northeast of Stewart, British Columbia. The project is also subject to requirements under the Nisga’a Final Agreement, a modern treaty signed by the governments of Canada, British Columbia, and the Nisga’a Nation.The Agency invites the Nisga’a Nation, Indigenous groups and the public to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment Report, which includes the Agency’s conclusions and recommendations regarding the potential environmental effects of the project and their significance, the proposed mitigation measures, and the follow-up program.The Agency also invites comments on the potential environmental assessment conditions for the project. Final conditions would become legally-binding on the proponent if the project is allowed to proceed.The 17,125 ha Red Mountain project is located within northwestern British Columbia’s prolific ‘Golden Triangle’, 15 km northeast of the town of Stewart and within Nisga’a Nation traditional territory. A previous feasibility study announced by IDM in June 2017 confirmed the positive economics for a near-term, high-grade, bulk mineable underground gold operation at Red Mountain.BC’s ‘Golden Triangle’ hosts multiple large and high-grade past-producing mines and deposits, several of which are approaching potential development. High-grade past-producing gold-silver mines include the Premier, Eskay Creek and Snip operations. Seabridge’s KSM Project and Pretivm’s currently producing Brucejack mine host extensive metal deposits in the same belt of rocks as Red Mountain.On June 19, 2018, IDM Mining announced the results of an updated mineral resource estimate which incorporated information from previous drilling, plus results from 29,312 meters of drilling completed during 2017. 2018 Mineral Resource Update Highlights:•39.2% increase in measured gold ounces or 147,600 oz Au and measured tonnes increased by 581,900 t or 46.7%, maintaining a high-grade of 8.92 g/t Au and 28.30 g/t Ag•20.7% increase in measured and indicated (M&I) gold ounces or 120,900 oz Au to 704,600 oz of gold plus 2,026,800 oz of silver at an average grade of 7.91 g/t Au and 22.75 g/t Ag•Measured and indicated tonnes increased by 33.6% or 696,600 t to 2,771,300 t•Inferred Resources of 61,400 oz of gold averaging 6.04 g/t Au, a slight decrease in ounces of 5.2% primarily due to strong resource conversion•Vast majority of inferred resources in the Marc, AV and JW converted to M&I•Initial resources reported for Smit, SF, Bray, Chicka and Cambria Zones•The updated mineral resource estimate, along with improved geological interpretation and engineering optimization work will support an updated feasibility study expected to be completed in the autumn of 2018.last_img read more

EHF EURO 2016 Saturday Easy wins for Spain Sweden and Slovenia

27 – FINLAND:Roslander y Makela; Koljonen (-), Joachim Broman (1), Kihlstedt (-), Forss (-), Nico Ronnberg (3), Helander (1), Weber (-), Ojala (3), Sundberg (3), Andreas Ronnberg (3), Valo (-), Benny Broman (1), Tamminen (11, 1p) y Auer (1). Three matches of the Men’s EHF EURO 2016 Qualfication on Saturday were finish without any trouble for the favorite teams. Spain beat Finland 34:27 (17:15) after solid first half of the home team. 34 – SPAIÑ:Pérez de Vargas y Sterbik; Víctor Tomas (7, 2p), Rocas (1), Maqueda (7), Gurbindo (-), Raúl Entrerríos (3), Cañellas (6), Mikel Aguirrezabalaga (-), Ruesga (3), Rivera (2), Ugalde (1), Aginagalde (-), Gedeón Guardiola (-), Andreu (3) y Morros (1). Slovenia won two important points against Latvia 39:28 (21:13) with Dragan Gajic (10 goals) in the main role.Latvia: Tihonovs (7 saves), Kukša, Kugis (2 saves); Politers, Versakovs 1, Jurdžs 7, Krištopans 6, Dude 1, Arajs 1, Straume 3, Ermanis 2, Borodovskis 1, Lilienfelds, Tuminskis 1, Pavlovics 2 (2), Trifanovs 3.Slovenia: Škof, Prošt (14 saves); Marguč 6 (2), Kavtičnik 1, Natek 3, Cehte 5, Špiler 3, Miklavčič 1, M. Žvižej 2, L. Žvižej 5, Gaber, Zorman 2, Bezjak 1, Gajić 10 (4), Bundalo, Bombač.Sweden celebrated away victory in Slovakia 33:23. EHF EURO 2016finland handballlatvia handballSloveniaSpain ← Previous Story Strahinja Milic removed from Serbian NT due to alcohol Next Story → BALKAN GIRL – Allison Pineau from Skopje to Ljubljana! read more

Mozillas Shumway project replaces Flash player with a virtual machine

first_imgThere is a growing feeling among web developers and users alike that Flash is on its way out and will be replaced by rich content created using HTML5. That’s a safe bet to make, but it does mean we are in for a potentially difficult transition period where Flash content is still in use, but no one really wants to install the Flash player anymore.Mozilla has a solution in the works, though. It is a project called Shumway, and aims to build “a faithful and efficient renderer for the SWF file format.” The desired end result is a general-purpose platform for running Flash media constructed entirely from web standards.To achieve that goal, Mozilla is using JavaScript to create a Flash virtual machine. It should be able to take any .SWF file and run it in a HTML5-compliant browser just like the Flash player would. Only, you no longer need that plug-in and Flash developers can continue to have their content run. Depending on how well it works, it may even see Flash development remain viable for a few years after Flash really has been killed off as a browser plug-in.The Shumway project is only a few months old, but builds on an earlier project called Gordon that consisted of an open source Flash runtime written in JavaScript.There’s very little detail beyond a collection of files hosted on GitHub, but development seems to be progressing. Eventually it may end up forming part of Firefox, in which case Mozilla will be able to claim Flash compatibility as standard without any collaboration necessary with Adobe.Shumway seems to offer a much cleaner solution than what Microsoft has opted for when making Internet Explorer 10 Flash-compatible. It should also bypass any of the security issues the Flash player suffers from in the future because there is no Adobe code being run in order to render the content.If you’re wondering about the choice of names, Gordon Shumway may be well known to anyone upwards of 30. He’s an alien from the planet Melmac and star of the TV show ALF that ran in the late 80’s.last_img read more

The sky hasnt fallen The cannabis business is in great shape in

first_img Short URL Sunday 2 Apr 2017, 7:45 AM 11,674 Views Apr 2nd 2017, 7:45 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By AFP 28 Comments WALK INTO BRETT Vapnik’s medicinal marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles and the pungent aroma of pot is good and strong.All day long, hundreds of people file in and out – a sign of the strength of the pot industry, despite big question marks posed by the new administration of President Donald Trump.For now Vapnik, who also has a small pot garden in his store, just sells marijuana for medicinal purposes: from the plant itself, with varying degrees of potency, to beauty products and even chocolate and cookies, all laced with herb.But next year he expects sales to triple, as the most populous US state is slated to legalise sales and consumption of marijuana for recreational purposes. Shane Cavanaugh, owner of Amazon Organics, a pot dispensary in Eugene, Oregon (file). Source: Ryan KangAlmost 60% of the US population lives in states where the sale and use of marijuana is legal to one extent or another: 29 states and the capital Washington DC have laws governing its medicinal use.And of these, eight and Washington, DC allow its use for people simply to get high, for fun.But the federal government still classifies marijuana as an illegal drug.“According to them, yes, I’m a drug dealer,” Vapnik told AFP.He said that now that the Trump is in power, there is a lot of uncertainty in the industry, which had a reported $6.9 billion in revenue in 2016.White House spokesman Sean Spicer set off alarms recently when he said of federal law on marijuana, “I do believe you will see greater enforcement of it.” Sean Spicer Source: Evan VucciBut what did he mean, exactly? That there will be raids in states where sales are legalised?It is hard to tell, said Vapnik, 44 and co-owner of a dispensary since 2010.He said he does not think the DEA drug agency will intervene because Congress has barred any federal action in states where marijuana for medicinal purposes is legal — an order that can be extended to pot for recreational use.So maybe the way to crack down will be taxes, said Vapnik.Now, the tax on revenue at shops like his varies from 40% to 70%.“Technically, the federal government is our biggest partner in what they consider an illegal drug operation,” said Vapnik. He said he does not see pot being legalised at the federal level with Trump in power.So for the time being, customers keep coming into his shop and leaving with their pot in small white paper bags. His revenue is about $4 million a year.VIP Marijuana During the election campaign Trump said he supported medicinal use of marijuana and respected state laws allowing this.But for advocacy groups the bigger source of worry are people in the Trump administration like Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a conservative southerner who opposes legal pot.“While the short term prognosis is uncertain, the long term prognosis has never been better,” said Troy Dayton, head of the marketing research firm Arcview.It was Arcview that calculated the pot industry was worth $6.9 billion in 2016. By 2021 it sees the industry moving $21 billion a year.“I think by 2021 it is reasonable that Congress will end federal prohibition,” said Dayton.“The sky hasn’t fallen” in Colorado, Oregon, Washington, the states where marijuana use for recreational purposes was first legalised, Dayton told AFP.He said polls show that 60% of Americans favour pot being legalised.He said it will not be tenable for Republicans or Democrats to keep supporting a ban on something that Dayton said is safer than alcohol. A scene from a pro-cannabis event in Colorado in April 2016. Source: Matthew StaverIn November of last year, voters approved possession and consumption of marijuana in California. Rules on sales, also approved then, will be issued in 2018 when the process opens for the granting of licenses for sales of recreational pot.In the meantime, in the mist of the legal limbo, a VIP pot smokers club opened recently.For a monthly fee ranging from $300 to $1,000, members can attend members-only parties starring marijuana and take home high quality pot-based products.The founder of one of them, Sailene Ossman, said hers does not sell pot.Rather, she said, membership gives people the privilege of receiving gifts of marijuana.- © AFP 2017Read: A ‘vanishing’ congressman, a mysterious White House visit: The latest twists in the Trump/Russia saga >Read: Ivanka Trump taking on unpaid White House job > Share28 Tweet Email1 https://jrnl.ie/3316705 ‘The sky hasn’t fallen’: The cannabis business is in great shape in Trump’s America The federal government still classifies marijuana as an illegal drug, but business in booming in states where it’s legal. last_img read more

County schools teachers reach critical week

first_imgIt’s been a summer of debate between area school districts and their teacher unions. This week, those debates will turn to actions.Nearly every teachers union in Clark County has voted to strike unless pay raises are enacted by the opening day of school, most of which fall on either Tuesday or Wednesday.Unions and school districts across Washington are negotiating new salary schedules for teachers after the Legislature addressed the 2012 McCleary decision. Last year, the Legislature approved $7.3 billion in allocations to schools over four years, and this year added another nearly $1 billion for teacher salaries, meeting the Supreme Court’s order to fully fund basic education.In Southwest Washington, teachers are fighting for double-digit raises they say are long overdue. Districts are pushing back, saying they can’t afford to sustain pay scales at the level teachers want due to the state’s formula for funding schools.Unless the impasse is resolved, as many as 80,000 students in kindergarten through the 12th grade will take an extended summer vacation.So far, only Woodland schools have reached a contract with the teachers union.With the exception of La Center, where both sides have kept negotiations under wraps, here’s the latest on contract negotiations in Clark County districts:Evergreen Public SchoolsNegotiations between Clark County’s largest school district and the union will continue with the assistance of a state-appointed mediator.last_img read more

ASA Underscores Importance of US Trade with China

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) reiterated its significant concern with the Administration’s decision yesterday to move forward and apply a 25 percent tariff on nearly $50 billion in goods imported from China.The looming threat of tariffs creates uncertainty in the marketplace and for soy growers, whose livelihoods rely on the ability to export their crops and products to China.“This is real money to a soybean farmer trying to determine when to sell their crop,” said ASA President and Iowa farmer John Heisdorffer. “Farm income is projected to be the lowest in more than five years and farmers cannot afford to have the bottom fall out now.”ASA continues to ask the Administration to work with soybean farmers to find ways to reduce our trade deficit by increasing competitiveness rather than erecting barriers to foreign markets, and is confident in this week’s negotiations.“We are very pleased to have USDA send some of their best negotiators in agriculture to this week’s meeting with officials in China,” Heisdorffer added. “Soybeans lead the way for agricultural trade with China, accounting for nearly $14 billion in exports to China annually. As we have called for months, we believe soybeans can be part of the solution and we’re hopeful to be a part of the conversation this week.”last_img read more

News Notes From WCTV WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville Answers YOUR Questions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — This week is the second part of my answers to questions and comments from our community survey conducted last spring. We had well over a hundred responses and a lot of inquiries about WCTV that can be answered in this format.But before we get going, a reminder: Our Podcast Meet-Up will be held at the studio on Wednesday, August 28th at 7PM. It’s for both beginners and advanced users. Learn how the studio is set up and get tips from other local podcasters about how they produce their programs. WCTV has a LOT of great podcasts right now. To learn more and to RSVP, contact Lisa Kapala at lisa@wctv.org.…Comment: I was excited that my in-laws were able to recently watch the band concert and they live in Arlington.Perhaps the biggest change in community media (and media in general) over the past 10 years is how available everything now is.  For so long, you had to be a cable subscriber in Wilmington to watch Wilmington programs. Now, there are LOTS of options for viewers who don’t have cable, are away from the TV or want to watch in another location.Our website, wctv.org/live, maintains a stream of our channels 24/7.  We also stream through the WCTV Mobile App, available for Apple and Android devices. If you download the app, you’ll get a mobile alert whenever we have a live program, including meetings, community events, sports and more!We’ve also recently launched a channel on Roku. If you have a Roku device, just add the WCTV Streaming Channel.  You’ll not only get our live feed, but can also watch videos-on-demand.  And if you want to watch through and Amazon Firestick, we’ve set up a special link so that you can watch our live stream fullscreen. Go to your internet browser and open tiny.cc/wctvlive.We love hearing stories of how people watch WCTV outside of town!Comment: Please add library events.To be fair, we do quite a few. But I know what you’re saying. The library has a lot of great programs for kids and adults. Looking at the calendar, there are often 1-2 events per week that we find interesting.But there is a staffing element to this. We don’t have someone dedicated to just getting events around town. And even if we did, there are also great events at the Senior Center, Silver Lake and elsewhere that would also warrant coverage.  We do our best to get a balance of events around town that appeal to all parts of our Wilmington audience.Here’s where you can pitch in: Anyone in Wilmington can become a WCTV member, check out a camera, and record an event around town. You’d be surprised how easy it is to learn about the gear. If you love what the library does and want to share what they do with the community, let us know and we’ll get you signed up and trained! Contact Lisa Kapala at lisa@wctv.org to learn more.Comment: Wish I could schedule programming on my cable box to record.You can!  But it’s a little more complicated than recording your favorite primetime shows.We’ve heard from a number of viewers who will manually set up record times on Comcast 9 or Verizon 37.  Most DVRs will allow you to record the same time period each week and then auto-delete the older blocks of time.Want to record the Selectmen?  Set your recording for Mondays from 7P-11P.  School Committee is Wednesday from 7P-11P.We’ve also created some special program blocks that you can record each week and get the latest content that falls into specific categories.  Wildcat TV (sports, concerts, WHS events) airs each Friday and Sunday from 7-11P. Community events and interviews are Tuesday and Saturday from 7-11P.Comment: I keep waiting for the Class of 1995 Graduation, Promenade and other events. You seem to have others from that era.We’ve looked. Unfortunately, at some point in the past 26 years, something appears to have happened to a box of VHS tapes labeled “1995”.  We literally still have hundreds of VHS tapes to digitize as part of our archiving project, but so far, no sign of these 1995 videos. We’ll keep our eyes peeled.There are now nearly 1,300 videos on our WCTV Archive page dedicated to content from Wilmington’s history dating back to 1986. You can find a link on our home page, wctv.org.  And each week, we profile a new video as part of our Throwback Thursday segment. Old programs air each Thursday from 12-3P and then from 7-10P.(NOTE: The above announcement was submitted by WCTV Executive Director Shaun Neville.)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… RelatedNews & Notes From WCTV: Did You Know WCTV Has A Podcast Studio That YOU Can Use?In “Community”WCTV Wants To Help YOU Launch Your Own PodcastIn “Community”News & Notes From WCTV: Learn About A Bill At The State House That Will Help WCTV & Other Local Access TV StationsIn “Community”last_img read more

Lacking snow a short ceremonial start to Iditarod 44

first_imgJason Campeau’s team getting ready to head to the starting line of 4th Avenue in Anchorage. Photo: Zachariah Hughes, APMThe 44th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race kicked off with the ceremonial start to the race in downtown Anchorage Saturday.At 85 mushers, it’s one of the largest fields the race has ever seen.This year, race officials had to shorten the traditional 11 mile course to just three miles out of safety concerns stemming from a lack of snow within town. The Alaska Railroad donated the freighting costs to move more than 300 cubic yards of snow from Fairbanks to the streets of Anchorage.The Municipality of Anchorage also strategically stockpiles snow throughout winter to aid in Iditarod efforts every March.On Friday night, with street closures throughout the truncated trail, dump trucks unloaded large mounds along the route towards Mulcahy stadium.Snow conditions along the festive streets Saturday morning were decent, with temperatures hovering in the 20s keeping the slush at bay.The official restart is in Willow on Sunday, with the first musher scheduled to leave at 2 p.m.[unitegallery iditarod]last_img read more

180 killed in new Med migrant boat disaster

first_imgAround 180 people are presumed to have died in the first major migrant boat disaster of 2017 in the Mediterranean, officials said Tuesday after interviewing a handful of survivors.Humanitarian workers from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), recounted harrowing details of a capsize that occurred on Saturday in waters off Libya after talking to four rescued passengers, two Eritreans and two Ethiopians.The survivors, three men and one woman, arrived on Monday evening in the Sicilian port of Trapani, in a “traumatised and exhausted” state, aid workers said.They said their two-tier, wooden boat had left Libya on Friday with more than 180 people packed on board, all of them originally from East Africa.After five hours at sea, the engine cut out and the boat started to take on water. As it slowly sank, more and more of the people on board were submerged under water.One of the survivors described his desperate effort to find his wife, who had taken a spot in the centre of the ship along with around 70 other women. A number of children were also on board and none of them survived.After hours in the water, the four survivors were rescued on Saturday 30 nautical miles from the Libyan coast by a French boat operating as part of the European borders agency Frontex’s Operation Triton before being transferred to another Frontex ship, the Siem Pilot.Siem Pilot, provided by the Norwegian coastguard, arrived in Trapani on Monday evening with the four survivors, four recovered corpses and 34 people rescued from another stricken migrant boat.The latest deaths and rescues follow a record year for the number of migrants trying to reach Europe on the western Mediterranean route from north Africa to Italy.Some 181,000 people were registered at Italian ports in 2016 while the UNHCR recorded more than 5,000 deaths and presumed deaths on all migrant routes across the Mediterranean.Despite the mid-winter weather making crossings particularly perilous, the start of 2017 has brought no sign of departures slowing with some 2,300 migrants already registered in Italy since January 1. A total of 226 people have died, according to a UN count covering the entire Mediterranean.last_img read more

New Hospital Tower Underway At Baylor St Lukes Medical Center

first_imgListen Carrie FeibelFather Michael Barrosa, chaplain at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, sprinkles holy water on the site of the future hospital towerExecutives at CHI St. Luke’s Health broke ground Tuesday on a new hospital tower for its McNair campus, off Old Spanish Trail. The celebration comes almost three years after Catholic Health Initiatives in Colorado acquired the St. Luke’s hospital chain here in Houston.But it wasn’t until a few months ago that CHI confirmed that St. Luke’s will exit its historic tower in the medical center and move farther south. The new campus is across Cambridge from the DeBakey VA Medical Center. “We are building a new hospital, this is it, that’s where it’s going to be,” said Wayne Keathley, president of the new hospital, now called Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. He later grabbed a silver shovel and posed beside a symbolic pile of dirt, joined by other executives from St. Luke’s and Baylor College of Medicine.Carrie Feibel(From left): Father Michael Barrosa, Congressman Al Green, Dr. Paul Klotman, Dr. C. Kent Osborne and Scotty Arnoldy, chairman of the executive building committee.The complex will house three affiliated healthcare brands — CHI St. Luke’s, the Texas Heart Institute, and Baylor College of Medicine, which employs more than 3,000 doctors and researchers throughout the medical center.Baylor’s president, Dr. Paul Klotman, said his institution will benefit from the increased visibility.“One of our problems at Baylor is people ask me ‘Where do you guys actually practice?’” Klotman said. “It turns out we see about half the patients in the medical center.”Baylor doctors practice and teach at Texas Children’s Hospital, Ben Taub Hospital, the VA, the Menninger Clinic, and in several outpatient office buildings around the medical center.But Klotman says that until now, the Baylor name wasn’t featured prominently on any of those major buildings. The new complex is jointly governed by Baylor and CHI St. Luke’s.“Buildings do play an important role, they’re iconic. They’re places that catch your eye, and you go ‘Oh, that’s where they are,’” Klotman explained.  The entire campus will be finished in 2019, at an estimated cost of $1.1 billion. 00:00 /01:37 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

Men brawl at gay XLSIOR Festival in Mykonos to The Greatest Showman

first_imgWould Paddy Power have had better luck trying to find bisexual football players?Pride Month: How is LGBTQ tourism doing these days?Gay guy attacked with rocks after leaving queer festival Mighty HooplaRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/xlsior-festival-mykonos-fight-gay/ GAYSTARNEWS- Shirtless Man B falls to the floor as A keeps attacking him. The crowd then intervenes to hold the fighting men at back. A swarm of identical men, like an outtake from a gay porn parody of World War Z.Then, as the crowd separates, a single man appears. His skin is as red as his shorts. He charges forward, attacking A as he flees into the crowd. While he throws his slaps with the bluster on his face normally reserved for Dads who see someone else’s Argos number get called before them, the song continues.It’ll never be enough, never be enough.Bad punches. Shoves. Inexplicably angry faces. Friends probably telling him the other guy’s not worth it. All while a musical love song plays in the background. Now that’s art.More from Gay Star News:Clip of Britney’s hot dancers doing Slave 4 U routine in gay club hits TwitterSee this man hilariously recreate Instagram thirst traps from Queer Eye’s AntoniThis is the best thing to have happened at the iHeartRadio MMVAsGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img Things got hotter than usual at XLSIOR Festival | Photo: XLSIOR Mykonos, Facebook Fights are rubbish and people are rubbish at fighting. After a few vodka and cokes everyone thinks they can swing punches like an anime character believing in the power of friendship but in reality, it devolves into a few pushes, calling the person the c-word, and then some light crying as you walk away. (I mean, presumably. I don’t get into fights, because I’m not a teenage boy)But on the gay Greek paradise of Mykonos, a fight broke out that is so embarrassing that every time it flashes on my laptop screen I have to slowly slam the lid onto my head. It occurred during XLSIOR Festival, a week-long event filled with DJs, beach parties, sun, and endless streams of identical shirtless men.However, the mixture of booze, sun, and muscles so big it makes Love Island look like the land of inarticulate stick insects got the better of these lads.But this already sad, sad fight is made so much worse, as they brawl to a remix of The Greatest Showman’s Never Enough.Break it down nowShirtless Man A, wearing the longest of the black shorts, throws the first punch caught on camera. We don’t know what started the fight, but still, it looks like he’s only heard of punching from a badly translated school book on bullying.last_img read more

Sigmascreening to Introduce Sensitive Sigma Paddle at RSNA 2016

first_img News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Related Content 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 Technology | Mammography | November 22, 2016 Sigmascreening to Introduce Sensitive Sigma Paddle at RSNA 2016 Device has multiple sensors to measure breast size and tissue stiffness for personalized compression during mammography Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more November 22, 2016 — Sigmascreening will introduce the Sensitive Sigma Paddle at the upcoming 102nd Annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting, Nov. 27-Dec. 2 in Chicago. The Sensitive Sigma Paddle enables personalized compression for better quality mammograms without unnecessary discomfort for patients.Each year, an estimated 125 million women throughout the world are imaged using mammography. To get the best image quality during a mammogram with the least amount of radiation, the breast needs to be flattened. This is done by compressing the breast. Under-compression can lead to blurred images, more retakes and a higher average glandular dose (AGD), while over-compression causes discomfort and unnecessary pain for the patient. British research estimates that up to 20 percent of screening-eligible women worldwide decide not to have a mammogram because of the pain. This can decrease the rate of early detection, and delay medical treatment of tumors, thus decreasing women’s chances of survival.The patented Sensitive Sigma Paddle has multiple sensors that measure each breast to optimize compression for each breast. Based on breast size and tissue stiffness, the device calculates the pressure to achieve an optimal compression of 75mmHg and allows for a highly reproducible procedure. Sigmascreening said the Sensitive Sigma Paddle is the first pressure-based compression paddle in the market which provides this pressure information real-time.Investigational in the United States, the device is CE-marked and is actively being used at breast screening centers and hospitals in England, Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland since receiving CE-mark last year.The relationship between pressure applied during compression of the breast and screening performance was recently investigated in the study “Performance of breast screening and cancer detection depends on mammography compression,” which was presented at the 13th International Workshop of Mammographic Imaging in Malmö, June 2016, and published in Breast Imaging. Researchers computed the compression pressure applied to a series of 113,464 screening mammograms. Screening performance measures were determined for each group. Results demonstrated that compression pressures that are too low lead to a higher recall rate and false positives, and compression pressures that are too high reduce detectability of breast cancer. Cancer detection rate and the positive predictive value were optimal in the middle compression category.For more information: www.sigmascreening.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. 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 IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more last_img read more

Google cloud and GOJEKs announce Feast a new and open source feature

first_imgGoogle Cloud announced the release of Feast, a new open source feature store that helps organizations to better manage, store, and discover new features for their machine learning projects, last week. Feast, a collaboration project between Google Cloud and GO-JEK (an Indonesian tech startup) is an open, extensible, and a unified platform for feature storage. “Feast is an essential component in building end-to-end machine learning systems at GO-JEK. We’re very excited to release it to the open source community,” says Peter Richens, Senior Data Scientist at GO-JEK. It has been developed with an aim to find solutions for common challenges faced by Machine Learning Development teams. Some of these common challenges include: Machine Learning features not being reused (features representing similar business concepts get redeveloped many times when existing work from other teams could have been reused). Feature definitions vary (teams define features differently and many times there is no easy access to the documentation of a feature). Hard to serve up-to-date features (teams are hesitant in using real-time data). Inconsistency between training and serving (training requires historical data, whereas prediction models require the latest values. When data is broken down into various independent systems, it leads to inconsistencies as the systems then require separate tooling). Feast gets rid of these challenges by providing teams with a centralized platform that allows teams to easily reuse the features developed by another team across different projects. Also, as you add more features to the store, it becomes cheaper to build models Feast Apart from that, Feast manages the ingestion of data by unifying it from both batch and streaming sources (using Apache Beam) into the feature warehouse and feature serving stores. Users can then query features in the warehouse using the same set of feature identifiers. It also allows easy access to historical feature data for its users, which in turn, can be used to produce datasets for training models. Moreover,  Feast allows teams to capture documentation, metadata and metrics about features, allowing teams to communicate clearly about these features. Feast aims to be deployable on Kubeflow in the future and would get integrated seamlessly with other Kubeflow components such as a Python SDK for use with Kubeflow’s Jupyter notebooks, and Kubeflow Pipelines. This is because Kubeflow focuses on improving packaging, training, serving, orchestration, and evaluation of models. “We hope that Feast can act as a bridge between your data engineering and machine learning teams”, says the Feast team. For more information, check out the official Google Cloud announcement. Read Next Watson-CoreML : IBM and Apple’s new machine learning collaboration project Google researchers introduce JAX: A TensorFlow-like framework for generating high-performance code from Python and NumPy machine learning programs Dopamine: A Tensorflow-based framework for flexible and reproducible Reinforcement Learning research by Googlelast_img read more

Transats EBB promo and new Club Class entice clients to book South

first_img Friday, March 3, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Transat’s EBB promo and new Club Class entice clients to book South & Florida trips Tags: Air Transat, Transat Travelweek Group center_img MONTREAL — Clients have until April 30 to take advantage of Transat’s new Early Booking promotion on South and Florida packages.The promotion includes savings of up to $600 per couple and a $50 future travel voucher. Clients also have the option to change their travel dates up to 21 days before departure.Bookings must be made with a deposit of $100. This promotion is valid for travel between May 1 and Oct. 31, 2017.“Booking South or Florida summer packages is the perfect way for solo travellers, couples, families or groups to simplify their lives and plan exactly how much they’ll spend on their vacations, without having to worry about the ups and downs of foreign currencies,” said Annick Guérard, President and General Manager of Transat Tours Canada. “More and more Canadians are booking ahead of time to ensure that the destinations and dates of their choice are available. It is with these types of travellers in mind that Transat offers an enticing Early Booking promotion every year.”More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJExtra perks for families include kids eat and stay for free at many hotels. Moreover, parents travelling alone with children under age 13 can benefit from reduced rates at certain properties.As an added bonus for Transat clients, Air Transat has launched Club Class on all its flights aboard Boeing 737s. Club Class passengers receive priority services prior to departure and at the airport, complimentary seat selection, generous baggage allowance, choice of gourmet meals (depending on flight duration), and small inflight extras.Club Class seats are located at the front of the aircraft, and to provide more space for passengers, middle seats in each row remain unoccupied.Passengers can now book Club Class on Boeing 737s for travel to Florida and the South. This travel class has already been available on all flights within Canada.For more details go to transat.com. Share Posted bylast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Over recent months rai

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterOver recent months, rainfall in the Northern Territory, Queensland and South Australia has led to an influx of water into the usually dry and barren inland sea, transforming Lake Eyre into a desert oasis, flourishing with life. Due to its remote location and unpredictable nature, this truly is a once-in-a-lifetime moment to experience.To take advantage of this rare phenomenon, APT has released a new seven-day Lake Eyre and Flinders Ranges journey. Travel in complete comfort aboard a custom-built 4WD vehicle and stay in a range of hand-picked accommodation, including two nights in luxury safari-style tents at the Wilpena Pound Resort.Covering thousands of hectares, Lake Eyre takes on a pink hue as it floods, thanks to the developing presence of algae, while freshwater fish and a vast array of birdlife (including white pelicans) begin to thrive. See this natural masterpiece spring to life with Poached-egg Daisies and Sturt Desert Peas in full bloom.APT’s seven-day Lake Eyre and Flinders Ranges trip includes all meals, the services of an expert Driver-Guide and a range of APT Signature Experiences, including a scenic flight over Kati Thanda (Lake Eyre). Walk on the dazzling salt flats of Lake Eyre South, traverse the iconic Oodnadatta Track and become immersed in the incredible scenery of the Flinders Ranges.Prices start at $3,995 per person twin share, including savings of up to $500 per person, with multiple departures running from 29 March until late May 2019.For more information, go to https://www.aptouring.com.au/trips/australia/sa/gole7Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more