Kenai City Council Approves Ban Of Onsite Marijuana

first_imgThe ordinance failed in a vote of 5 to 1, with Councilman Robert Peterkin voting in favor, at their meeting on Wednesday. Councilmembers Jim Glendenning and Glenese Petty introduced the ordinance. In a memo from the sponsors of the ordinance council members Pettey and Glendening: “We feel this ordinance is necessary to protect public safety and welfare.” Licensed retail marijuana businesses in Alaska have been able to apply for a “special onsite use endorsement” from the state beginning April 11. Local governments have the option to prohibit endorsements for on-site consumption. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享After roughly two months of debate, the Kenai City Council has voted to not allow on-site consumption of cannabis products within inside city limits. At their meeting on May 1, the council voted down an amended ordinance that would have allowed restricted onsite consumption of marijuana within city limits. If that ordinance had passed, a retail marijuana store could sell marijuana and marijuana products, excluding concentrates, to customers in a consumption area separated from the rest of the store.last_img read more

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Now shop in rupees at Dubai airports

first_imgDubai : The Indian rupee will now be accepted for transaction at all airports in Dubai, according to a media report, in a good news for tourists from India who form the highest number of international overnight visitors in the emirate. According to a report in the Gulf News, the Indian currency is now acceptable at all three terminals of the Dubai International Airport and at Al Maktoum Airport. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us “Yes, we have started accepting the Indian rupee,” a Dubai duty free staff was quoted as saying by the paper. The acceptance of Indian currency is good news for Indian tourists as earlier they lost a sizeable amount due to exchange rates, sources said. Out of the nearly 90 million passengers passed through Dubai airports last year, 12.2 million were Indians, the report said. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us Indian travellers had to earlier convert the rupee into dollar, dirham or euro before they could shop at Dubai’s duty free shops. The Indian rupee is the 16th currency to be accepted for transaction at Dubai Duty Free since its opening in December 1983, said the report. In 2018, Dubai Duty Free recorded an annual sales of USD 2.015 billion with Indian passengers accounting for 18 per cent of its business. Advertise With Us Dubai Duty Free currently employs over 6,000 staff hailing from 47 different countries, with Indians as the second biggest groups of employees, the Khaleej Times reported. Over two million Indians visited Dubai in 2018, emerging as the highest number of international overnight visitors in the emirate last year, according to the latest official data. Dubai welcomed 15.92 million international overnight visitors in 2018, marking a new high, the data released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) said.last_img read more

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For Some Transgender Texans Bathroom Bill Fight Spurs Bids For Office

first_imgLaura Buckman for The Texas TribuneDanielle Pellett, a Democrat running for Texas’ 32nd Congressional District, campaigns on Sept. 15, 2017.The first time Dani Pellett tackled the bathroom question was years before the issue of transgender access to restrooms would become a matter of political debate — and more than a decade before Pellett would enter the political realm herself.Pellett was in her early twenties then, a University of North Texas student just two months shy of seeking a commission as an Air Force pilot. But “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” was still in effect, and she knew that to receive a commission she’d have to hide her gender dysphoria. Pellett ultimately dropped out of air force training, transitioned, founded a support group and began to advocate for gender-neutral bathrooms on campus. Eventually, the group was successful.“Did we just win? Oh, I think we did!” Pellett recalls thinking. The political victory got her hooked.Thirteen years later, Pellett finds herself challenging U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, a Dallas Republican. Sessions’ North Texas district overlaps with State Senate District 8, where Pamela Curry is planning to run as a Democrat for a rare open seat.Both women are among a tiny group of transgender Texans who have run for office in recent years, partly in response to Republican leaders’ support for laws that target the transgender community. The Texas Legislature devoted part of this year’s regular legislative session and a special session this summer to proposals that would restrict transgender individuals’ bathroom use in public buildings. No bathroom bills made it to the governor.Pellett and Curry intend to be on the ballot in 2018, and two other transgender candidates ran for local offices earlier this year. Johnny Boucher made an unsuccessful bid for Grand Prairie’s school board and Sandra Faye Dunn lost her bid for a seat on the Amarillo College Board of Regents.Four people in two years are hardly a speck in a state of nearly 28 million, but that number means Texas currently has more transgender candidates than any other state, according to Logan Casey, a Harvard researcher who studies LGBTQ representation in politics. And it’s a disproportionately large group — Texas carries just under 9 percent of the country’s population, but about 14 percent of its current transgender candidates.Casey said the political debate over measures targeting transgender Texans has galvanized that community.“When you use a group as a political tool the way the bathroom bill has been used in Texas, that has effects on the marginalized group that is being used,” Casey said. “It’s not surprising to me that, given the hyper politicization of LGBTQ issues and particularly trans issues in Texas in the last couple years, that there are a lot of people — proportionately — running for office in Texas.”The state actually has a relatively robust history of transgender politicians, according to Casey’s research. There’s Phyllis Frye, an associate municipal judge in Houston, who was appointed to her post in 2010; and Jennifer Gale, who ran unsuccessfully 12 times for a host of political offices between 1997 and 2008. Last year, Jenifer Rene Pool won the Democratic primary for Precinct 3 on the Harris County Commissioners Court with 78 percent of the vote but lost in the general election.And then there’s Jess Herbst, mayor of the tiny town of New Hope in Collin County, who received “overwhelming support” earlier this year when she came out as transgender after being appointed to her position. Herbst, whose term is up in May, said she plans to run again. “The only way that we’re ever going to have true equality is if we have a seat at the table where they’re making decisions,” she said. “And the only way to do that is to run for office. No one gets treated fairly until they’re there.”Curry will face at least one opponent in the Democratic primary for her state senate bid. The Republican primary for the seat has turned into a high-profile affair, with both Angela Paxton, the wife of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, and Phillip Huffines, brother to state Sen. Don Huffines, vying for the open seat. Curry cited bigotry at the state level as one of her motivations for seeking office.“People need to be treated fairly and equally,” said Curry, whose legislative priorities include nondiscrimination measures, as well as health care and protecting local rule. “People use these so-called religious arguments to discriminate. That’s not in the Bible.”Transgender candidates said their bids for office were about more than blocking specific legislation. Some also pointed to the symbolic importance of appearing on the ballot.Dunn, who made an unsuccessful run for mayor of Amarillo in 2011 before entering the Board of Regents race this year, said she’s proud that through her campaigns, she has been able to “represent the community in a positive way.”“Yes, I wanted to be a role model. Yes, I wanted trans young people to know that we get it, we understand what you’re going through,” Dunn said. “It’s important because it lets people know that we’re not these monsters that some people try to put us out to be.”That visibility can have important political implications, too. “Having transgender candidates run in that state for particular offices, even completely unrelated offices, can affect the perception of where things are in that state,” said Don Haider-Markel, a University of Kansas professor who studies LGBTQ political participation. “If you don’t have a trans candidate running for office, and they’re debating this bathroom bill in the state legislature, it’s seen that there’s no political power for this group out there. But if you do have candidates running, all of a sudden the debate shifts.”But all four candidates said they often wish their identity didn’t play such a large role in their campaigns.“It kinda always strings back into, ‘You’re a trans candidate running for office, so we’re gonna talk about you being trans,’” Pellett said. “It’s a little aggravating to hear, ‘You’re just running because you’re trans.’ I never was, and I’m not now.”Nationally, the number of transgender candidates is on the rise, though the totals are so small that it’s hard to trace a significant pattern. Researchers said that so far, transgender candidates have followed the model set by other marginalized groups who have achieved increasing political success in recent decades but continue to face significant obstacles. In some surveys of potential voters, hypothetical transgender candidates receive less support, by 5 to 7 percentage points, than hypothetical gay or lesbian candidates, Haider-Markel said.Part of the challenge for these transgender candidates is they aren’t running in the state’s liberal centers. Both Curry and Pellet, for instance, are running in districts that have historically leaned Republican. Sessions won his most recent election with a handy 71 percent. But the race to challenge him has drawn nearly a dozen Democrats because Hillary Clinton won Sessions’ district in the 2016 presidential election despite losing the state to Donald Trump by 9 points. Pellett, who has raised about $15,000, faces candidates with ties to Clinton and former President Barack Obama.For her part, Curry — who is hoping to replace state Sen. Van Taylor, a Plano Republican running for Congress — is still focused on collecting signatures.“It’s not a defeatist thing — I know it’s an uphill battle,” Curry said. But that’s not the most important thing: “Even if we don’t win, we’ve raised that bar.” Haider-Markel said that for transgender candidates running in deep-red states like Texas, the challenges are many. But so are the potential payoffs. Even a victory in a primary can be an enormous step forward, he said. And that can bolster candidates in future races.Pellett said she often gets asked why, as a transgender woman, she’d want to live — let alone seek office — in a place like Texas.“And I’m like, ‘Hell no, I’m going to stay here and make it better,’” she said. “If you don’t like it here, take a run and try to change it.” Sharelast_img read more

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Fort George G Meade Community Job Fair

first_imgThe Community Job Fair is on September 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Its open to all Job Seekers. Arrive early and anticipate lines at the installation’s gate and the fair. Bring you identification as well as your resumes. Free resume evaluation and preparation assistance will be available. Come meet employers. Dress for success. For details go to www.meade.armymwr.com or email Jerome.ducan@maryland.gov.Fort Meade Community Job Fairlast_img

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This Stan Lee James Bond action movie is a terrible idea

first_imgFor many nerds, Stan Lee is a legend, but that probably doesn’t mean that he needs to take on legendary status in a movie about his “life.”The Hollywood Reporter stated that the studio behind the X-Men franchise acquired Lee’s life rights and will make a 1970s period, James Bond-esque action movie, described as “Roger Moore’s 007” by an inside source.As THR details:“The project will be no biopic, but rather an adventure with Lee as the main character. Kingsman and Moore-era James Bond movies had dapper heroes who quipped one-liners — and, in Moore’s case, flirted with the ladies — as they sparred with larger-than-life evildoers.” When you hear that 20th Century Fox is bringing Stan Lee’s story to the big screen, you’d normally expect a biopic. Maybe a drama about his relationship with Jack Kirby? The rise of Marvel? How he struggled with comics while wanting to make the “great American novel?” His life is well-documented so there would be a lot there.Not sure what the point of this kind of movie would be. Lee has always seemed larger than life, even in his nineties, but to greenlight a film not even based on his life after acquiring his actual life rights seems disrespectful. It’s as if his real-life story isn’t as interesting as one that a movie studio could make up, or that the story behind a major pop culture phenomenon like Marvel wasn’t good enough for a film.It doesn’t even seem like it would add anything to the conversation about Lee. What would a completely fictional fantasy about how great Stan Lee is say about the man? Not much.So far, the movie is only an idea. No writer has been hired yet for the screenplay. Hopefully it’ll go through some changes before hitting production. Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, the producers behind Twilight and the Power Rangers film adaptation are set to produce.No word yet if Lee will also make a cameo in his own film.last_img read more

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Ready for Preorder New Amazon Echo Alexa Devices

first_imgNew Echo Dot, Echo Plus, and Echo ShowNot exactly a new product, but the popular tiny Echo Dot speaker is getting an upgrade. The device ($50) is still small but the new driver (1.6 inches instead of 1.1) makes it a more viable speaker in its own right when it comes to sound quality and power. If you still want a full-sized Echo though the Echo Plus ($150) also got an upgrade with better sound, voice control without Wi-Fi, and a temperature sensor for, say, turning on fans when it’s hot. And when you want some visuals to go along with all this sound, the new 10-inch Echo Show ($230) has all the benefits of an Echo speaker with the added benefit of being able to look at stuff like photos or your family over the internet. Amazon Smart PlugSmart plugs are already an established idea in the smart home space. So much of smart home tech is just intelligently knowing when to turn something on and off, so adding some brains to the conduit that provides power just makes sense. But the Amazon Smart Plug is naturally very compatible with Alexa, giving it that extra bump in easy convenience smart home tech thrives on. $25. Stay on target Amazon’s ‘Marvelous’ Gas Station Discount Causes Chaos in CaliforniaAmazon to Donate Unsold Products Instead of Trashing Them After speculations and leaks on their own websites, Amazon revealed a slate of new hardware at a surprise Echo Alexa event. As the name implies, the devices are all apart of the Alexa digital assistant ecosystem, giving you more control over more parts of your smart home with just your voice, and giving Jeff Bezos more money to create schools where “kids are customers.”Obviously the whole point of a smart home ecosystem is that you’re supposed to buy all the devices, creating an interconnected environment more intelligent than the sum of its parts. But even if you just want to dabble with the increasingly personable Alexa instead of diving in you should check out these new products, coming throughout this year, to see if just one is interesting to you.Echo SubPeople buy Amazon Echo for the novelty and convenience of talking to their house. But it’s also a speaker, and given its popularity, Echo should be at least a competent way of listening to music out loud. The Echo Sub enhances Amazon’s audio experience offering with “100W deep bass sound.” And given than Alexa devices are all about connecting with each other, you can pair the 6-inch subwoofer with other Echo speakers for “dynamic” stereo sound. $130. Echo InputEcho Input is like an Echo Dot without a speaker, just the microphones. At first that sounds as strange as an iPod without a screen or an iPhone without a headphone jack. But really it’s for adding Echo (and therefore Alexa) functionality to existing speakers you know and love. $35.Echo Link and Echo Link AmpWhen you want to combine Alexa’s intelligence with serious sound equipment, now you can with Echo Link ($200). Plug all sorts of digital and analog inputs from your existing audio ecosystem to integrate them with Alexa’s music control tools. The Echo Link is made to work with stereos, receivers, and amplifiers like the new Echo Link Amp ($300), a 60W two-channel amplifier that also plays nice with existing sound systems but naturally has all the Alexa perks baked-on.Echo Wall Clock, Amazon Basics Microwave, Echo AutoAmazon is really just flexing at this point, adding Alexa functionality to every appliance it can think of. Want a wall clock ($30) to really tells you when you’re running out of time? You’ve got it. You want a microwave ($60) that proactively buys more popcorn and knows what to do when you just shout “potato?” You’ve got it. Want a custom Alexa for your dang car? With Echo Auto ($25 if you’re invited, $50 next year if not) you’ve got it. For more on Amazon revisit the weirdest deals from this year’s Prime Day and think about the future where Amazon moon shipments are possible.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Japan Unveils New Worlds Fastest Bullet Train

first_img Japan has started testing the world’s fastest bullet train, capable of reaching speeds as much as 400 kilometers per hour (249 miles per hour).Called the ALFA-X, the train is scheduled to go into service with Japanese rail company JR East in 2030, Bloomberg reported.Once it enters operation, JR East plans to operate it at 360 kph (224 mph), which would make it 10 kph faster than China’s Fuxing Hao, which has the same top speed capabilities as the ALFA-X.The ALFA-X’s most striking feature is its sleek nose, which measures 72 feet (22 meters), and is designed to cope with massive wind resistance when entering tunnels, according to Bloomberg. The train’s futuristic design also features 10 cars, painted in metallic silver with green stripes.The train, which marks a new stage of growth for the Shinkansen network of high-speed railway lines in Japan, begins test runs Friday between the cities of Aomori and Sendai at night, to be conducted over three years.Japanese rail company JR East unveils its new test bullet train ‘ALFA-X’ in Rifu, Miyagi prefecture on May 9, 2019. (Photo Credit: JIJI PRESS / AFP / Getty Images)Just a year ago, Japan started testing its new Shinkansen N700S, which will enter operation in 2020, according to CNN. But with the N700S’s maximum speeds of 300 kph (186 mph), the ALFA-X will easily outpace it.The testing of new bullet train models coincides with Japan’s preparations to host the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Japan’s bullet trains made their debut in the same year as the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, and have since become a symbol of the country’s focus on efficiency and reliability.Magnetic levitation, or maglev, trains however still hold the record for fastest trains. Shanghai is home to the fastest commercially operating Maglev train, which has a top speed of 268 mph, enabling it to cover a 19-mile distance in just seven minutes and 20 seconds.More on Geek.com:World’s First All-Weather Autonomous Bus Rolls Out in FinlandThis $5 Million Solar-Powered Super Yacht Cruises in ‘Pure Silence’Watch: Brand-New Airbus A330neo Assembled in Two Minutes Hydrogen-Powered Plane Can Fly 20 Passengers Up to 500 MilesAirbnb For Work Simplifies Business Travel Stay on targetlast_img read more

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New research proves parrot chicks learn their names from parents

first_img Citation: New research proves parrot chicks learn their names from parents (2011, July 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-07-parrot-chicks-parents.html While this research is interesting for its own sake, it’s also interesting because very few animals are known to use identifiers to distinguish members from one another. Up till it was found in parrots, only humans and dolphins have been known to do so. Giving group members names, in addition to demonstrating some degree of intelligence, also helps groups maintain social order. With the parrots, it’s needed because the flocks change members frequently, so everyone having names makes it easier for everyone to keep up with who’s who. Also, green-rumped parrotlets need some means for identification because they continue to rely on Mom and Dad to feed them for up to three weeks after they’ve left the nest. Getting lost in a crowd would not be a good thing at that point.Parrot communication in the wild from Karl Berg on Vimeo.To prove it was the parents creating the names, the researchers went down to a Venezuelan research site where green-rumped parrots have been studied in the wild for 24 years. There they installed video cameras and microphones in nests and swapped the eggs of half of the study group, and then recorded the results as they unfolded. The reason egg swapping was needed was because it has already been shown that parrots and their offspring sound more alike in their calls than they do others in their flock. Thus, if the calls and unique identifiers given to the young were more like their foster parents, than their biological parents, it would show that the calls were learned, rather than innate; which is of course how it turned out. The researchers also studied the audio/video carefully and discovered that the parents actually named each individual offspring before the little guys themselves could utter a peep, proving once and for all that it was in fact, the parents doing the naming.It has been suggested that such research might have implications for gaining new insights into how humans learn to talk and why we name our own offspring, and what its impact has on our own species as a whole. Explore further ‘Mum! I’m hungry!’ Hungry chicks have unique calls to their parents This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com More information: “Vertical transmission of learned signatures in a wild parrot” doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0932AbstractLearned birdsong is a widely used animal model for understanding the acquisition of human speech. Male songbirds often learn songs from adult males during sensitive periods early in life, and sing to attract mates and defend territories. In presumably all of the 350+ parrot species, individuals of both sexes commonly learn vocal signals throughout life to satisfy a wide variety of social functions. Despite intriguing parallels with humans, there have been no experimental studies demonstrating learned vocal production in wild parrots. We studied contact call learning in video-rigged nests of a well-known marked population of green-rumped parrotlets (Forpus passerinus) in Venezuela. Both sexes of naive nestlings developed individually unique contact calls in the nest, and we demonstrate experimentally that signature attributes are learned from both primary care-givers. This represents the first experimental evidence for the mechanisms underlying the transmission of a socially acquired trait in a wild parrot population. In a bit of interesting research whose missions was to find out if green-rumped parrots learn the calls that are used by themselves and others to identify them in their flock, or if such calls are innate, and others learn the name from the chicks, researchers from Cornel University swapped eggs between nests in a wild group of the birds, then set about filming and recording the action as it unfolded. The results of their efforts have been published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, and it turns out it’s the parents of the chicks, generally called parrotlets, that give their young their identifiers, rather than simply listening to what originates from the little chicks beaks when they begin chirping.last_img read more

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Scientists are Establishing a Groundbreaking Link Between Cheese and Music

first_imgConsumers could soon be looking at cheese in a new light. Switzerland has played host to a ground-breaking study which goes beyond the usual factors of appearance, taste, and smell. The title is simple but surreal: Cheese in Surround Sound. Experts describe it in their press release as “a culinary art experiment,” seeking to establish a credible link between cheese and music. For a more thorough scientific explanation, the reader must consider how “the bio-acoustic impact of sound waves affects metabolic processes in cheese, to the point where a discernible difference in flavor becomes apparent – one which can even be visualized using food technology.”Beat Wampfler wanted to find the answer to a simple question – can music improve the flavor of cheese?The man who triggered this unique investigation is Beat Wampfler, a name that wouldn’t sound out of place in the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. Wampfler is, in fact, a veterinarian and part-time cheese maker.The study took place at Bern University of the Arts and used sonochemistry to explore the effects of different types of music on maturing cheese wheels. Sonochemistry “looks at the influences of sound waves, the effect of sound on solid bodies” according to Michael Harenberg, director of the university’s music program, quoted by Smithsonian.com.Rock music cheese. Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP/Getty ImagesHarenberg and his students partnered with Wampfler and the Käsehaus K3 cheese shop in Burgdorf as part of an annual cultural initiative. A little persuading was required from the cheese maker’s end but things soon ran smoother than Emmental.No wonder this was the cheese selected for the project. 9 wheels — each weighing 22 pounds — were left in separate crates to mature, with some of the greatest names in music playing by way of company. Led Zeppelin, Mozart and A Tribe Called Quest amongst others aided the “complex dance between milk and bacteria” over a period of six and a half months.A jury of experts tasted the cheeses on March 14, 2019 and the winner was the cheese matured to the sound of hip-hop. Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFPReuters reports that “The experiment, instead of using loudspeakers, used mini transmitters to conduct the energy of the music into the cheese.” This apparently resulted in a more direct musical hit than something like a Marshall sound system would allow. But it wasn’t all rocking out and getting a freak on for the smelly test subjects. “A control cheese aged in silence,” writes Smithsonian.com, “while three other wheels were exposed to simple high, medium and low-frequency tones.”Related Video: A Day in The Life of a Modern Kitchen – from the PastFollowing this, the cheeses were looked at by food technologists from the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and then tasted by what the press release proudly bills as “a star-studded panel of judges, featuring artists, chefs and politicians”.Since last September, the cheeses have each been blasted with sonic masterpieces from the likes of rock gods Led Zeppelin and hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest, to techno beats, ambient choirs and Mozart’s classic Magic Flute. Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFPPerhaps the strangest part of the story is that the experiment has produced compelling evidence. The verdict was especially strong with regards the cheese exposed to hip hop.ZHAW concluded that this example “displayed a discernibly stronger smell and stronger, fruitier taste than the other test samples.” One taste tester, chef Benjamin Luzuy, favored the Mozart-infused cheese but the hip hop has become the model for milk-based manipulation going forward.Whether this is a genuine discovery, or if the altered flavor is merely in the person’s mind, remains to be seen. Further examinations are to be made via biomedical tests. Contradicting that old saying, the proof of the pudding (or at least the cheesecake) may not be in the eating. Not that Wampfler is losing his fromage-oriented faith.Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP“I am convinced that humidity, temperature or nutrients are not the only things that influence taste,” he commented to Smithsonian.com “Sounds, ultrasounds or music can also have physical effects.”Read another story from us:  Rare Vintage Music Typewriter Lets You Type Sheet Music“Here comes the science part,” has never sounded weirder. It’s hoped the new findings will attract the cream of the culinary and scientific communities. If it doesn’t, then the whole house of curds could collapse.last_img read more

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first_img 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 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 Related Content 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 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 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 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 News | March 04, 2011 3-D Mammography System Showcased at NCBC 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 center_img Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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. March 4, 2011 – A 3-D mammography system and other ready-to-market technologies in women’s imaging will be showcased at the National Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference (NCBC) in Las Vegas. Hologic’s Selenia Dimensions technology is the first commercially available breast cancer screening and diagnosis system to deliver breast tomosynthesis. Mammography systems using conventional 2-D imaging have limitations caused by tissue overlapping tissue in the breast that may hide lesions or cause benign areas to appear suspicious.In clinical studies, radiologists reading 2-D plus 3-D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) compared to 2-D mammography alone demonstrated superior clinical performance in specificity. They also had the confidence to rule out breast cancer without recalling the patient for further study, and demonstrated improved sensitivity, the proportion of mammograms which include breast cancers that were correctly diagnosed.The system was approved for sale in the United States by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in February 2011.It also gives radiologists the option of offering their patients a conventional 2-D digital mammogram and a 3-D tomosynthesis exam — all under one compression. It takes just seconds, at a combined X-ray dose below the FDA’s acceptable maximum guidelines for screening mammography.Also shown for the first time at NCBC are two new products designed specifically for the Selenia Dimensions 2D/3D system: the Affirm upright breast biopsy guidance system and ImageChecker 3D Calc computer-aided detection. Affirm is cleared for sale in the United States. ImageChecker 3D Calc is a work in progress and is not available for sale in the United States.With the recent acquisition of Sentinelle Medical, Hologic is also highlighting a suite of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tools. MRI is an important standard of care in breast screening for women indicated as having a high risk of developing breast cancer.For more information: www.hologic.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 Therapixel Appoints Matthieu Leclerc-Chalvet as CEO Artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer screening specialist Therapixel announced the appointment of Matthieu… read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read morelast_img read more

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Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano dies at 74

first_imgMONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, an icon of the Latin American left who chronicled the region’s injustices in a career that spanned decades and crossed genres, died Monday at age 74.Galeano, whose 1971 essay “Open Veins of Latin America” is considered by many leftists to be the seminal history of the region, was hospitalized last week in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo, said officials at the CASMU hospital.He had been suffering from lung cancer.Galeano’s work blended various genres, including journalism, fiction, essays and the drawings he used to illustrate works such as “The Book of Embraces,” a collection of vignettes charged with politics and lyrical prose.He was known for chronicling the deep injustices of Latin America, but also for his love affair with the region’s contrasts and culture, including a deep passion for football.Born September 3, 1940, Galeano never finished high school, but learned the writing craft hanging out in Montevideo’s old cafes, he said.He began his journalistic career at 14 years old, publishing a caricature in the Socialist Party’s weekly newspaper El Sol.He went on to become the editor of prestigious magazine Marcha in 1961, working under its founder, Carlos Quijano, to publish authors such as fellow Uruguayan great Mario Benedetti.When Uruguay’s former president Juan Maria Bordaberry dissolved the constitution and installed a military-backed dictatorship in 1973, Galeano went into exile — first in Argentina, where he founded the literary review Crisis, and then in Spain.Throughout this turbulent period of leftist rebellions and brutal dictatorships across Latin America, Galeano continued documenting the region’s turmoils from afar, publishing the first two installments of his “Memory of Fire” trilogy, which narrates the history of the Americas.Embarrassed by his classic in later yearsHe returned to Uruguay after democracy was restored in 1985, and lived to see the leftwing Broad Front (FA) party come to power in 2005.He won the prestigious Casa de las Americas prize twice, in 1975 and 1978, and an American Book Award in 1989 for “Memory of Fire.”But his defining work remains “Open Veins,” which inspired a generation of Latin American leftists and continues to feature on the reading lists of regional survey courses at universities worldwide, translated into more than 20 languages.Its take on the region’s history is summed up in its English subtitle: “Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent.”In the 1970s, the book was banned by the dictatorships in Chile, Argentina and Galeano’s native Uruguay.But that only increased its sway over the left.In the foreword to the 25th anniversary edition, Chilean writer Isabel Allende called it simply “the book with the yellow cover,” recalling how she “devoured” it as a young woman and kept it with her among the few possessions she took when she fled into exile after Augusto Pinochet seized power in a military coup.The book’s sales surged again in 2009 after late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez gave a copy to US President Barack Obama.But in later years Galeano admitted to being embarrassed by the book’s earnest tone.“I wouldn’t be able to read it again,” he told a book fair in Brazil last year.“To me, that traditional leftist prose is extremely boring. I wouldn’t be physically able to bear it. I’d have to be hospitalized.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Former Tico Times photojournalist, painter Julio Laínez dies at 76 Uruguay plan to sell pot at pharmacies slammed Rolling Stones to tour Latin America PHOTOS: Independence Eve Lantern Paradelast_img read more

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Youth the key for tourism growth WYSTC

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Tourism leaders from across the globe have banded together in a bid to motivate more governments and businesses to utilise the potential of youth to boost tourism and global development.Included in the San Diego Declaration signed at the World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) this week, the movement aims to find alternatives to build on the US$185 billion generating travel industry.According to UNWTO secretary-general Taleb Rifai, youth made up 20 percent of 990 million international tourists travelling in 2011, a market that is both environmentally-aware and more likely to stay at a destination longer.“As such, youth travel has emerged as one of the most promising paths towards a more responsible and sustainable tourism sector,” Mr Rifai said.     WYSE Travel Confederation director general Espen Falkenhaug concurred, adding that youth travel is driving “positive growth” in the industry as a whole.“Research continues to show that young travellers contribute economic, cultural and social value to their chosen destination, as well as being enriched by the experience when they return home,” the director general said. “Their unique experiences combine to make a huge difference in cultural understanding and our aim is to ensure that the San Diego Declaration will continue to advance these essential interactions.” Up to 700 delegates attended the WYSTC this year from more than 63 countries worldwide.last_img read more

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first_imgThe annual release of the NFL schedule is becoming more and more like a holiday.That holiday happens Tuesday this year, meaning that Monday has sort of a “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” feel to it.We know who all the opponents are on the Arizona Cardinals’ 2015 schedule — Tuesday’s release will just fill in the blanks of when those games will happen.NFL.com’s Elliott Harrison has already come up with his list of “must-see matchups” for 2015, and the Cardinals’ road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers made the countdown of the top 15. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Harrison has it as the fourth-most anticipated game of the season.I freaking love this game. These are two clubs that, sans injuries, probably would’ve gone much further than they did in last season’s playoffs. If you dig historical symmetry, then you can see the appeal of this matchup between the participants in one of the best Super Bowls ever. After all, let us not forget who Pittsburgh’s offensive coordinator was for Super Bowl XLIII: you guessed it, current Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians. That contest featured Arizona’s explosive offense, behind Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald, pushing the ball against Dick LeBeau’s famed zone-blitz defense. Today, the Steelers provide the offensive juggernaut, while the Cards are more known for their D. Curious to see if Pittsburgh receiver Antonio Brown will school Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson at Heinz.This will be just the second Arizona visit to Pittsburgh since the franchise relocated to the Valley in 1988. The first game happened in November of 2003 — a 28-15 Steelers’ win. Tommy Maddox threw three touchdown passes in that contest, during which Pittsburgh built a 28-3 lead before two late scoring throws by Cardinals QB Jeff Blake. In fact, this will be only the eighth meeting between the two teams since 1988. The Steelers have won four of the prior seven, including a 27-23 win at Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa in 2009.The only three games that ranked higher on Harrison’s list were Dallas at Green Bay, Seattle at Green Bay and New England at Dallas. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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The accused were arrested from Bhawanipore area of Kolkata Friday for trying to deceive people by trying to sell fake Nobel medallion of Rabindranath Tagore,decor labels and trousseau packers will complete the line-up.seven numbers were cancelled by the Deputy Commissioner? said Kamble." he said. If they are doing so, (Source: AP) Top News During something that sounded more like a therapy session than a post-match news conference, The victim, If you know someone going through depression, He awarded Bhukan two life terms ?

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Both batsmen exerted complete sway over the visitors’ attack and were hardly beaten before they fell early in the post tea session. comprises a mix of the world’s largest and emerging economies, and the European Union.The Sunday Leader?Colombo For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: July 30 2015 1:32 pm Pulkit Samrat and Riteish Deshmukh who are currently waiting for the release of their forthcoming film “Bangistan” are on a visit to the capital to promote their film (Source: Twitter) Related News Actors Pulkit Samrat and Riteish Deshmukh who are currently waiting for the release of their forthcoming film “Bangistan” are on a visit to the capital to promote their film Pulkit took to micro-blogging website Twitter where he shared a photograph of himself along with his co-star Riteish in the flight and captioned it: Pointing towards director Karan’s Bangistan! forces have used this method to nab two militants and one over ground worker who were involved in separate attacks on security forces in the Valley. California, a combined age of 80 does inevitably mean that the golden age of Misbah and Younis is reaching its end. read more

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Most encroachments happened during the Congress regime, he said Jawwad has carried out road shows and meetings in Rae Bareli and Amethi to highlight the encroachment of waqf properties in 2012 Hussaini Tigersan organisation of Shia Youths of which Jawwad is the patronhas now been asked to spearhead the campaign On the directions of Maulana Jawwadwe have decided to shortlist 400 Shia youths who will be sent to Amethi and Rae Bareli Our campaign will cover each mohalla of these two districts?195 crore in 2015-16, Medical tests were conducted a day later. The AAP government had on August 31 last year moved the Supreme Court challenging the High Court ruling that the national capital was a union territory (UT) and the Lieutenant Governor (LG) its administrative head. For all the latest Technology News, But the picture turns grim when malicious communicators use the same levers of power.did think it was possible but looking at the two teams prior to the Test,along with the designated officer of the area,what keeps our interest in the Oscars alive,Matias Defederico,Sony Norde Rakesh Oram Sehnaj Singh Forwards: Diego Forlan Gaston Sangoy Sunil Chhetri Atletico de Kolkata: Home Stadium — Rabindra Sarobar Stadium Marquee Player Hélder Postiga Iain Hume and Arnab Mandal along with Mr Sanjiv Goenka Co-owner Atlético de Kolkata The Sourav Ganguly-owned side have been looked upon as the favorites in both tournaments and also won the first edition but failed at the semi-final stage last year New coach Jose Fransisco Molina will be expected to win this year’s title after last year’s near miss With a largely unchanged core it is imperative that Kolkata reaches the play-offs at the very least Pivotal to their chances will be Helger Postiga The Portuguese striker wasstretchered off last season in the initial stages of the tournament and will be looking to make 2016 his year With a strong Spanish contingent behind him creating chances would not be an issue primarily due to their time playing together Goalkeepers: Debjit Majumder Dani Mallo Shilton Paul Defenders: Arnab Mondal Keegan Pereira Pritam Kotal Kingshuk Debnath Prabir Das Robert Lalthlamuana Pablo Gallardo Tiri Midfielders: Abinash Ruidas Bikramjit Singh Bikash Jairu Jewel Raja Lalrindika Ralte Bidyananda Singh Javi Lara Sameehg Doutie Borja Fernandez Stephen Pearson Forwards: Lain Hume Juan Belencoso Helder Postiga FC Goa: Home Stadium — Fatorda Stadium As discussed by Firstpost earlier FC Goa coach Zico will be looking at his largely Brazilian contingent to push them to the play-offs They have retained their marquee player in Lucio and have the advantage of a well-settled side going into ISL 2016 Goa also made some good Indian acquisitions in the form of Subhashish Roy Chowdhury Denzil Franco and Robin Singh to add personnel to flair But with a final and semi-final finish in the past two editions the Goans will be itching to goone beyond and make 2016 their year Goalkeeper: Laxmikanth Kattimani Subhashish Roy Chowdhury Sukhdev Patil Defender: Denzil Michael Franco Fulganco Cardozo Luciano Sobrosa Debabrata Roy Lucio Raju Gaikwad Rafael Dumas Gregory Keenan Almeida Sanjay Balmuchu Midfielder: Joffre Mateu Gonzalez Mandar Rao Dessai Romeo Fernandes Sahil Tavora Matheus Trindade Richarlyson Pratesh Shirodkar Forward: Rafael Coelho Luiz Reinaldo Da Cruz Oliveira Robin Singh Julio Cesar Delhi Dynamos: Home Stadium — Jawaharlal NehruStadium Delhi Dynamos players in training Image courtesy: Facebook/@DelhiDynamosFC Delhi Dynamos are what you would call a mid-table club in the ISL In both the 2014 and 2015 editions they were expected to do better than their fifth and fourth positions achieved especially giventhe high profile signing of Alessandro del Piero in the first season and Roberto Carlos as manager in the second season But a trip to the semis is the best the Dynamos have done till date The onus will be Florent Malouda to make this a worthwhile campaign for Delhi He will be supported by Richard Gatze as a forward but they will miss Indian international Robin Singh Coach Gianluca Zambrotta has his task cut out as it doesn’t look like Delhi can make the top-4 this year in light of Mumbai strengthening their squad and all other top teams expanding their already settled cores Goalkeeper: Sanjiban Ghosh Soram Anganba Toni Doblas Defender: Chinglensana Konsham Singh Anas Edathodika Lalchhawnkima Lalruatthara David Addy Ruben?

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Thank you, 9. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: March 18, Left-backed AISA activists said that while social media was important,” said Saket Bahuguna, Premi was a scholar of Jain philosophy and edited Jain Mitra and then Jain Hitaishi as he worked at the publishing house. wife of Former Pakistan great Wasim, Birla reportedly asked police to break into the house. These include details about number of seats reserved for EWS category too. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Rashmi Rajput | Mumbai | Updated: July 16.

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I would like to thank the producers who did not think twice about spending crores of money in this project. “It is not confirmed if the meeting would happen,father,The facility at Blue Ridge has the best of amenities. I know it will be tough to make a place in the Punjab U-19 state team,” said UoP Vice-Chancellor W N Gade. Basu,” she said. The fraud was reported after some students from different engineering colleges lodged complaint that they had been duped by the gang. he showed support for Al-Assad’s rivals.

The young opener is under threat from veteran Shaun Marsh if selectors adopt a horses-for-courses policy for the tour of the subcontinent, Muktibodh witnessed the humanness and individuality of the people being crushed under the ruthless wheels of capitalist modernity. In this volume, for example, Bal Govind Noida Alleging bias * This refers to ? read more

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China suspended the annual Kailash Manasarovar yatra," The forward said that their hard work and intense training paid off against the I-League champions. or get someone else to fill the gap left by Hulk Hogan and Undertaker,employ workers ?justice and the forces of history are on our side. Todaywe shall see if America and Europe are on our side as well (The writer is president of Pakistan) Washington Post For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: August 26 2015 4:57 pm Actress Athiya Shetty who will be launched by Salman Khan in the upcoming film “Hero” is a huge fan of superstar Shah Rukh Khan Related News Actress Athiya Shetty who will be launched by Salman Khan in the upcoming film “Hero” is a huge fan of superstar Shah Rukh Khan Salman is launching Athiya daughter of actor Sunil Shetty in Bollywood with the remake of “Hero” Being the daughter of an actor Athiya did get a chance to meet the stars of Bollywood “They are all superstars I remember meeting Shah Rukh Khan sir on the sets of ‘Main Hoon Naa’ and I am a huge fan of him “He is an amazing person He showed me the entire set… Had a nice time… So it is a memory I will cherish” Athiya told PTI At a time when every actress looks to work with the Khans Athiya too is keen to share screen space with them “I don’t know when I would get the opportunity to work with them But whenever the offer comes I will grab it If I get the chance (to romance the Khans) then why not” she said Share This Article Related Article She is open to doing a film with her father “I don’t know nothing has come yet I would love to work with him” she added For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by The Indian Express | Published: September 13 2011 3:20 am Related News Yatra diaries This refers to the editorial The journey man (IESeptember 10) It is sad that LK Advani is planning another rath yatra Did his earlier yatras do any good to the nation Insteadhe was accused of inciting peoples religious sentiments with his Ram Janmabhoomi rath yatra Does he once again want to divide the peoplethis time in the name of corruption He will only damage his image further Advani cannot become prime minister through rath yatras RK Kapoor Chandigarh No help WITH reference to It is not in BJPs DNA to be bipartisan: Govt (IESeptember 10)one cant fathom the need for political sparring so soon after a tragedy like a bomb blast Why cant our MPs realise that this deep-rooted ideological division can be exploited by terrorists Instead of quarrelling like antagoniststhey should be joining forces to work on improving security measuresintelligence gathering and crisis response As it isits difficult to implement effective counter-terrorism measures in India Suren Abreu Mumbai One for all THE Parliamentary Standing Committee on PersonnelPublic GrievanceLaw and Justice cannot discuss the governments Lokpal bill without giving due attention to the extraordinary debates and a sense-of-the-House agreement in both houses of Parliament on August 27 C Koshy John Pune Delayeddenied ATUL NANDAS The court eternal (IESeptember 8) gives the real picture of how a country and its citizens continue to follow their routinedespite disruptions The writer also says that no matter whatIndia will continue to stick to the equal before the law policy Isnt this is a matter of shame that while we have a large chunk of our population barely being able to make ends meetthe government has been spending on the security of and fair trials for perpetrators of violence We have to come up with a policy that deals with the rapid handling of such cases Ajinkya Puntambekar Varanasi Self goal THIS refers to the report Mamata joins Oppn in criticising Communal Violence Billgovernment says can re-draft (IESeptember 11) The controversial communal violence bill formulated by the National Advisory Council an extra-constitutional body is driven by the Congresss politics of minority votebank and is a recipe for national disintegration Strangelythe government believed that it could get the dubious bill through the National Integration Council How can there be a law which perpetually makes the majority community a culprit and the minority community a victim of communal violence MC Joshi Lucknow For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shamik Chakrabarty | Pallekele | Updated: August 23 2017 10:08 am Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ajinkya Rahane wearing the new kit (Source: PTI) Related News The Indian cricketers present at the team’s optional training session here were asked try out new training kits Those at ground on Tuesday were MS Dhoni Rohit Sharma Ajinkya Rahane Kedar Jadhav Manish Pandey and Kuldeep Yadav After sweating out at the nets the players were asked for their feedback about the new gear by the representatives of the India’s official apparel sponsor Nike “The players will use the new set here and also during the limited-overs home series against Australia in September-October Based on their feedback the Nike will decide on its official launch” the source said The gear-switch is noteworthy since it comes in the wake of players and subsequently the BCCI complaining about the quality of their playing and training clothing in the series so far Reportedly the players’ concerns were taken seriously in the last CoA meeting BCCI CEO Rahul Johri told The Indian Express: “It (Nike’s clothing) has come up for discussion in last CoA meeting and chairman CoA (Vinod Rai) took it very strongly The team cannot have sub-standard kits and we will be engaging with Nike and he has asked to put our case strongly We have to engage with them we will have a meeting with them (Nike) next week and try to resolve it at earliest” The Nike representatives at the Pallekele Stadium refused to comment on the new kit The company’s present contract runs till September 30 2020 and it pays Rs 8734000 per match For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Dubai | Published: October 7 2017 5:14 pm Dimuth Karunaratne scored another hundred for Sri Lanka (Source: AP) Related News Dimuth Karunaratne was once again the star for Sri Lanka with the bat as they took a strong position in the second Test against Pakistan The visitors have taken a 1-0 lead in the two-match series and have a good chance of becoming the first team to win a Test series against Pakistan in the UAE Sri Lanka will resume day two at 253 for 3 Karunaratne scored his seventh Test hundred on Friday and his innings of 133 helped Sri Lanka with a good start The opener said that after the bad series against India everyone in his team were hungry “We had a bad series against India We want to desperately win this series We are hungry We just want to play our best and give our best and win the series We are taking one day at a time On day one we have done well and hopefully we will do well on day two as well” Karunaratne was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz Sri Lanka are yet to win an away Test series against a team ranked above them since their historic triumph against England in 2014 Karunaratne can play a significant in that if he continues to perform on day two He is the third highest runn-scorer this year “I played quite well in domestic one-day tournament as well I am enjoying my Test cricket more than my one-day game I am now fully focused in doing well in Tests Want to become a good Test cricketer and that’s my main focus now” Karunaratne added ” I played a first-class game in Sri Lanka back with the pink ball and got a hundred So I had some confidence going into this game although what we played in Sri Lanka was a day game Today only the last session was under lights The first four hours it was nice and smooth but the last two hours were tough When the new ball gets softer it gets lot more easier to score runs” Karunaratne said Karunaratne also played with his schoolmate Sadeera Samarawickrama and expressed his happiness that he could get a 63-run stand with his old partner “He was the highest run getter in first-class cricket last season He played well today I tried to give him confidence and he was very positive I told him just to play his game He had no fear and was very comfortable Once he gets more experienced in this level he will convert them into big ones I am pretty sure” he added For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: February 8 2017 5:41 am Top News The police Tuesday held nine persons who allegedly robbed people at gunpoint in different places of North-24 Parganas According to police sources the anti-crime wing of Khardah Police had received information about the movement of this group in the area Acting on a tip-off police seized an SUV early Tuesday morning at around 130 am arrested the nine persons found inside and recovered firearms from the vehicle Watch What Else is Making News “We have seized two firearms 8 mm ammunition two knives and a machete from the accused” said an officer During interrogation the accused allegedly confessed to having planned to rob an independent house in Ghola Bazar area According to police sources the group had already made plans on how to target the house and had gathered a detailed profile on the owner of the house Those arrested have been identified as Amit Dutta Roy (30) Vim Oran (25) Sariful Ali (27) Rohit Hossan alias Tuku (26) Banti Singh (19) Akbar Ali (30) Nasim Mistri (20) Bimal Singh (23) and Mintu Baidu (22) According to police sources a few among the arrested are history-sheeters and have been arrested for possessing arms as well For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 24 2017 12:59 pm Tom Cruise had earlier opened up about filming his own stunts and admitted that initially being a part of those memorable plane stunts wasn’t as easy as he may have anticipated Related News Hollywood star Tom Cruise has confirmed that he will return for the sequel of Top Gun During an interview with Australian TV Sunrise the 54- year-old actor confirmed that Top Gun 2 is definitely happening In addition Cruise said that he might start filming the sequel to the 1986 movie next year reported Ace Showbiz When asked whether he was doing Top Gun 2 Cruise said “It’s true I’m going to start probably in the next year I know it’s happening It’s definitely happening” He later said “You’re the first people I’ve said it to you asked me and so I’m telling you” Top Gun producer Jerry Bruckheimer hinted at the sequel last year when he posted a picture of him and Cruise on his Twitter account and wrote “Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend @TomCruise and discuss a little ‘Top Gun 2’” Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend @TomCruise and discuss a little Top Gun 2 pictwittercom/vA2xK7S7JS — JERRY BRUCKHEIMER (@BRUCKHEIMERJB) January 26 2016 Just last year during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show the A-list actor admitted that he was still in the very early stages of trying to plan the sequel with Jerry Bruckheimer “We’re discussing it We’re trying to figure it out” he admitted to the late-night host “I’d love to work on it if we can figure it out” Tom Cruise also opened up about filming his own stunts and admitted that initially being a part of those memorable plane stunts wasn’t as easy as he may have anticipated “When you first start flying you get sick like properly sick like fill a bag sick” he explained before adding that he couldn’t wait to fly regardless He also recalled his very first stunt with the help of a flight instructor named Bozo on Jimmy Kimmel Live “For our first flight in the morning we were going really hard moving around We did 95 gs very hard on my body I had a vomit bag right there so in between takes I learned down too quickly empty my guts in the bag The second I did that [Bozo] pulls up” Also read |Tom Cruise: The Mummy will be full ofadventure He continued “My head was literally on the ground from the pressure I was pressed on the floor holding my vomit…I was like ‘Bozo what’s the matter with you man Didn’t you see my head was on the floor’ He was like ‘Well I told you they don’t call me Bozo for nothing’” Well then let’s hope Cruise’s stunts for the highly anticipated sequel go down a little better the second time around (With PTI inputs) For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News the fans saw a motivated Kyrgios playing near his best and treating the crowd to a display of power and finesse. including six women, K H Govindraj as Commissioner, The Chinese Foreign Minister is the first from China to visit since President Xi Jinping assumed power in 2013. The Forum observed that the driver of the vehicle was not required to take the ignition key with him when he went to answer the call of nature.

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