SUV crushes nine children in Bihar

first_imgAt least nine school children died and 14 were injured when a speeding SUV ran over them on Saturday when they were crossing the road after school in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar. The condition of four of the injured children is said to be critical, the police said. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ordered an investigation and announced ex gratia of ₹4 lakh each to the families of the deceased. Police officers said students of the Dharampur government middle school were returning home after school when they were hit by the vehicle.“Nine students were killed on the spot. The injured were admitted to the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur,” said Vivek Kumar, Muzaffarpur Superintendent of Police. Locals blocked National Highway 77 in protest. The school is located along the highway.The vehicle rammed into a tree after hitting the children, but the driver managed to get away. Rashtriya Janata Dal MLA from Minapur Munna Yadav, who visited the site, alleged that the driver was drunk. “Despite prohibition, liquor is available everywhere to everyone,” he said.An eyewitness said a truck had hit a woman on the national highway a little earlier and people were running about when the SUV came from the opposite direction.last_img read more

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Naomi Osaka returns to top three after seeing off Ashleigh Barty in Beijing

first_img1. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 7,096 pts2. Karolína Plíšková (CZE) 6,0153. Naomi Osaka (JPN) 5,621 (+1)4. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 5,525 (-1)5. Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 5,041 (+1)ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics 16. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) 2,580 (-2)17. Petra Martic (CRO) 2,51718. Marketa Vondroisova (CZE) 2,390 (+3)19. Elise Mertens (BEL) 2,290 (+4)20. Alison Riske (USA) 2,185 (+4)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This jewelry designer is also an architect 60-40 sharing ‘fair’ as China will spend for WPS exploration—Esperon PLAY LIST 01:2760-40 sharing ‘fair’ as China will spend for WPS exploration—Esperon00:50Trending Articles01:29DOH kicks off nationwide polio vaccination drive02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Milwaukee tops Chicago despite resting Giannis Antetokounmpo MOST READ Becoming his own man Naomi Osaka of Japan, left, is congratulated by Ashleigh Barty of Australia after winning in the women’s final at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)Naomi Osaka’s win over world number one Ashleigh Barty in Beijing at the weekend lifted the Japanese player back into the top three in the new WTA rankings released on Monday.It meant back-to-back WTA Tour titles for the 21-year-old, who won the Australian Open in January, but then failed to match those high standards at the next three Grand Slams.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical View comments DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers French Open winner Barty retains top spot and even extends her lead following the failure of Karolina Pliskova to get past the first round in China.Osaka’s rise to three means Elina Svitolina, quarterfinalist in Beijing, slips to four.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manUS Open champion Bianca Andreescu, who lost a thrilling quarter-final to Osaka last week, also climbs a place to number five pushing Simona Halep down to six.ATP Rankings as of October 7: 6. Simona Halep (ROU) 4,962 (-1)7. Petra Kvitová (CZE) 4,7768. Kiki Bertens (NED) 4,4959. Serena Williams (USA) 3,93510. Belinda Bencic (SUI) 3,84811. Johanna Konta (GBR) 3,06312. Sloane Stephens (USA) 2,81813. Angelique Kerber (GER) 2,77514. Madison Keys (USA) 2,767 (+1)15. Sofia Kenin (USA) 2,615 (+1) Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014?last_img read more

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Marvel Universe Unites for Childrens Charities

first_imgThe Walt Disney Company today announced Marvel: The Universe Unites, an epic charity campaign combining the super powers of the cast of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War to help support children’s charities.Avengers: Infinity War cast Sebastian Stan, Paul Bettany and Karen Gillan support Marvel: The Universe Unites #HeroActs The week-long event will see stars of the movie team up for a series of hero acts and social media challenges to provide funds and raise awareness for charities that support children and families impacted by serious illness. The initiative will culminate the weekend of March 3 when shopDisney.com and Disney stores in the U.S. will donate 10% of sales of all Marvel products made between March 3-4, 2018 (up to $50,000) to Make-A-Wish to help grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.“This movie has one of the greatest ensemble casts of all time, and we are challenging them to use their collective might to benefit children’s charities,” said Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “We’re kicking off by inviting some of the world’s biggest stars to get creative on social media to support Starlight Children’s Foundation, a charity that works to bring joy and comfort to hospitalized children and their families.”As part of Marvel Studios: Hero Acts, a charitable initiative launched in 2016, some members of the cast of Avengers: Infinity War will receive a special toy care package filled with new products celebrating their Marvel character to be donated to children’s hospitals.Their mission? To take a creative picture or video to reveal the new toys to fans and post it to their Facebook, Instagram or Twitter channels using #HeroActs. When their collective posts hit a million likes, they will unlock a $250,000 US donation to Starlight Children’s Foundation from Marvel.“Being a Marvel Super Hero gives us a powerful platform to directly influence positive change. Giving back to kids is the most impactful role you can play,” comments Marvel Studios’ Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman. “Marvel: The Universe Unites and #HeroActs is just a fun way to support a noble cause while entertaining kids and fans around the globe.”Marvel partners are also supporting the cause with their own #HeroActs in support of children’s charities. As part of the week’s events, Hasbro will donate $1 million US worth of cash and products to Give Kids The World, an organization that fulfills the wishes of children with critical illnesses and their families by providing them with an unforgettable trip which includes a visit to their village in Central Florida and access to Walt Disney World Resort.Funko, known for their pop culture collectibles, will make a $1 million US toy donation to Starlight as part of the Marvel: The Universe Unites campaign.“From our fantastic cast to our toy and retail partners, it’s great to see the Marvel Cinematic Universe come together in this way to support children’s charities,” comments Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios. “The launch of the products for Avengers: Infinity War is a fun way for fans to celebrate the countdown to the movie, and this initiative underscores that moment in a really special way.”Starting March 3, new Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War products will be included in the Marvel: The Universe Unites Amazon Wish List, enabling consumers to send toys directly to Starlight.Rounding out the week, on Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March 4, shopDisney.com and Disney store will donate 10% of weekend Marvel product sales to Make-A-Wish (up to $50,000 US) in support of Marvel: The Universe Unites.last_img read more

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Mahinda ready to lead the SLPP

He said that since the SLPP will be celebrating two years in November it will be ideal that Rajapaksa be appointed the party leader. SLPP Chairman, Professor G.L Peiris told reporters on Monday that the SLPP will look to appoint Rajapaksa as the party leader before the end of this year. Peiris also noted that if an issue were to arise over his Parliament seat then the legal side of it will be looked into.Rajapaksa is a member of Parliament elected under the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) ticket and is a member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he is ready to lead the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).Rajapaksa is to be officially invited to take over the leadership of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna. Peiris also noted that the SLPP has performed exceptionally well at recent elections. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Brock labour expert receives national honour

Canada’s top academic body has elected Brock University labour expert Kendra Coulter into its College for emerging intellectual leaders across the country.Coulter is one of 70 scholars chosen by their peers to be a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.“It’s an honour to have my scholarship recognized by Canada’s premier academic society, particularly since the inductees are selected from across disciplines,” Coulter said after the news was announced by the RSC Tuesday, Sept. 12. “I hope a distinction like this will inspire students and other scholars to be bold and generative in their own work, particularly young women.”University President Gervan Fearon said Brock is elated by the news, and extended warm congratulations to Coulter.“Brock is extremely proud of Dr. Coulter’s accomplishments,” Fearon said. “Kendra has established a reputation across Canada and around the world for insightful and groundbreaking work. It is a well-deserved honour for her to be in this prestigious body of some of Canada’s very best scholars. It speaks well about the calibre of outstanding scholars at Brock.”Coulter, an associate professor in the Department of Labour Studies, has carved out a global reputation for her analyses of animals and labour, and is at the forefront of reshaping how we think about other species, as well as human-animal relations. Her research on gender and labour, particularly in the retail sector, has also garnered national and international attention.Of particular note are her first-of-its-kind study of animal cruelty investigators and their work in Ontario, and her gender wage gap report focused on retail workers in Ontario.Some of Coulter’s work can be found on her website, Revolutionizing Retail, which is also the title of her book that captured the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies 2015 Book Prize.Her latest project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, is developing the revolutionary concept of humane jobs — jobs that are beneficial to both people and animals.Coulter supports student learning and experiences in this area through the Promise Prize for Top Achievement in the Study of Animals at Work and the Humane Jobs MA Fellowships.“The College (of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists) is a unique institution that is able to respond to the challenges of today through broad creativity and innovation, cutting across the traditional divisions of sciences, social sciences, arts and the humanities as well as across the diverse linguistic and cultural map of Canadian institutions of higher learning and beyond,” said College President Cynthia Milton. “The incoming cohort reflects this vision of engaged knowledge for the social good.”Coulter said her election into the College has reaffirmed her “commitment to innovative and ambitious intellectual contributions.“My scholarship helps us better understand the realities of work, but is also about possibilities and about how work-lives and our multi-species societies could become more just and ethical. I am relishing this recognition, while also thinking ahead.”The RSC will honour Coulter and the other inductees at a ceremony in Winnipeg in November.   The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists has three goals:to provide a forum for highly talented individuals to collaborate across disciplines and thereby to create new synergies in Canadian intellectual lifeto capture and celebrate the rapidly evolving intellectual landscape of Canada, which now embraces a diversity of disciplines, languages, cultures and ethnicities unimagined when the Royal Society of Canada was foundedand to recognize and promote emerging Canadian scholars, artists and scientists at national and international levelsThe Royal Society of Canada: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada was established in 1882 as the senior Canadian collegium of distinguished scholars, artists and scientists. The primary objective of the society is to promote learning and research in the arts, the humanities and the natural and social sciences. read more

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NHL approves expansion to Seattle as leagues 32nd franchise

SEA ISLAND, Ga. — The NHL is coming to Seattle.League commissioner Gary Bettman made the announcement on Tuesday at a press conference following the conclusion of the board of governors meetings.The NHL’s 32nd team was unanimously approved in a vote and will begin play in 2021-22.Seattle’s ownership group led by billionaire David Bonderman and a number of minority partners, including Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer, will pay an expansion fee of $US650 million.The Vegas Golden Knights paid $500 million when they joined the league in 2016.Seattle will play in the Pacific Division, meaning the Arizona Coyotes will move to the Central Division.The new team gives the NHL an even 16 franchises in the Eastern and Western conferences and will provide the Vancouver Canucks a natural geographic rival for the first time.Viewed as a slam dunk ahead of the vote, expansion to Seattle — the largest U.S. market without an NHL or NBA team prior to today’s announcement — required 75 per cent approval, in this case a thumbs up from 24 of 31 owners, to pass.The $650-million expansion fee will be divided up between 30 NHL teams. Vegas does not get a cut of the money and is exempt from the expansion draft.The board’s nine-member executive committee recommended proceeding with the expansion application back in October after a presentation that included Bonderman, Bruckheimer and Seattle Hockey Partners president and CEO Tod Leiweke.KeyArena, which was home to the NBA’s SuperSonics before they moved to Oklahoma City in 2008, is primed to undergo a massive $700-million renovation.A ground-breaking ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday in downtown Seattle.After the NHL said it would consider the potential ownership group’s expansion application at this time last year, a season-ticket drive to gauge interest resulted in a jaw-dropping 32,000 deposits, including 10,000 purchased in the first 12 minutes.There are also plans to build a $70-million practice facility.—Follow @JClipperton_CP on TwitterJoshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press read more

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Trump gives mammoth twohour speech attacking Democrats socialism and the Russia investigation

first_img Sunday 3 Mar 2019, 7:30 AM By AFP US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump rallied right-wing activists yesterday with a speech touching on immigration, trade and the threat of “socialism”.Trump’s speech came as he sought to move on from a bruising week in domestic and international politics.“We believe in the American dream, not in the socialist nightmare,” he said to applause from hundreds of supporters at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) near Washington.“America will never be a socialist country,” Trump added in a mammoth two-hour speech that seemed to draw energy from the fervent reception offered by some of his influential supporters in the room.It was his first public appearance since coming home empty-handed, and to criticism from all sides, after a nuclear-disarmament summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un.He told CPAC the meeting was “very productive” – but that he would not “make a deal just for the sake of doing it”.The White House is also smarting from explosive testimony on Capitol Hill by Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen on Wednesday that branded him a cheat and a racist.Trump, often speaking in mocking tones, portrayed the Green New Deal climate strategy touted by the left of the Democratic party as a socialist plan that will devastate the fossil fuel and automotive industries.He said progressive healthcare policies would “lead to colossal tax increases” – and accused the Democrats of having “totally abandoned the American mainstream” on issues such as immigration and abortion.‘These people are sick’With the federal investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia reportedly approaching its conclusion, Trump again berated Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team as partisan hacks out to get him, adding that “these people are sick”.His voice dripping with sarcasm, he suggested that his call in summer of 2016 for Russia to find and release Hillary Clinton’s emails was a joke that had been obtusely taken at face value by the media.On the foreign front, Trump repeated his claim that the last Islamic State group fighters in Syria would be captured or killed imminently – “as of tomorrow”.On Thursday he told US troops “we just took over” 100%of the caliphate.Two weeks earlier Trump had declared the fall of the so-called caliphate would be announced “over the next 24 hours.”He railed against Chinese tariffs on American goods and said the US loses $500 billion a year to the world’s second biggest economy – “such a disaster.”Trump regularly ignores the dominant US services sector to focus only on goods, when in 2017 the US trade deficit with China was actually $337 billion – not $500 billion.Trump last year initiated a tariff war with Beijing, which has taken a nasty bite out of US growth.Although both sides say they are now close to resolving the dispute Trump insisted he’s “fine with it” and told his supporters: Share357 Tweet Email 31,654 Views Image: Tasos Katopodis/Pool via CNP The beauty is this. I have $250 billion more to put tariffs on.The word “socialism” has been in heavy rotation since some Democratic candidates began openly embracing liberal platforms including the Green New Deal and a Medicare for All.On Friday, Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the four-day conference in National Harbor, Maryland, to warn that Democrats are taking a “hard left turn” ahead of 2020.“Under the guise of Medicare for All and a Green New Deal, Democrats are embracing the same tired economic theories that have impoverished nations and stifled the liberties of millions over the last century. That system is socialism,” he said.Trump’s speech came at the same time Senator Bernie Sanders, who has embraced the label of “democratic socialist,” spoke at a rally in New York, assailing Trump as “the most dangerous president in modern American history”.‘Freedom’ or ‘socialism’It was Sanders’ first major speech since announcing he will again seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.Republicans hoped Trump’s address would serve as a diversion from the Mueller investigation and to the testimony this week on Capitol Hill by the president’s former personal lawyer Cohen implicating him in crimes.In December a court sentenced Cohen to three years in prison for hush-money payments to two women and for lies to Congress – both of which he said were to protect Trump — and tax evasion.© – AFP 2019 US President Donald Trump hugs the US flag during CPAC yesterday. Image: Tasos Katopodis/Pool via CNP Trump gives mammoth two-hour speech attacking Democrats, ‘socialism’ and the Russia investigation Trump’s speech came as he sought to move on from a bruising week in domestic and international politics. https://jrnl.ie/4521697 US President Donald Trump hugs the US flag during CPAC yesterday. Short URL Mar 3rd 2019, 7:30 AM 79 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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11 Fast Furious Characters That Deserve Their Own Movies

first_img The Fast & Furious franchise peels out in a new direction this week with Hobbs & Shaw, the first spin-off in the series. Stepping away from the traditional ensemble cast, the new flick focuses on the uneasy partnership between DSS agent Luke Hobbs and assassin Deckard Shaw as they hunt down a MI6 operative who has lost his marbles and is on the trail of a bioweapon that could wipe the Earth clean of humanity. While the F&F series is famous for big car action, it also has plenty of characters that could anchor their own movies. Here are our picks for 11 Fast & Furious spin-offs we’d buy tickets to see.Letty OrtizFor a testosterone-soaked series about big crashes and bigger explosions, F&F has more than its share of strong female protagonists. One who has gone through a lot is Letty Ortiz, played by Michelle Rodriguez since the first film. One of the biggest holes in her story is her amnesiac period between the fifth and seventh films, where she wound up working for Owen Shaw’s crime syndicate. That’s a great prompt for a story that could see Letty front and center in her own movie, as things she did in the past and has no memory of could come back and haunt her, forcing her to deal with her actions in a way that would hopefully involve lots of stunt driving and maybe an introspective flashback or two.Tej ParkerLudacris’s mechanic character has been a mainstay of the series since the second film, but one thing has always stuck out like a sore thumb. When we first meet Tej, he claims that he can’t race anymore because of a leg injury. That makes sense, sure, but later on in the series he drives like a maniac and does a bunch of other stuff that would seem to belie that claim. So what’s the truth? A flashback flick that took us back to before he got set up with his garage would be dope, exploring how he learned all of his l33t hacker skills and made millions of dollars in the process. Not sure who could play a young Luda but I’m sure there’s plenty of talent out there.Han Seoul-OhHan’s fridging as a method of motivating Dom to seek revenge has always been one of the most annoying things about the series. He was a character with so much potential that we barely got to see. There are plenty of unexplored moments in Han’s life, especially his early days in street racing before he met Dom Toretto. Even more interesting is the fan theory that Han from the F&F movies is the same Han from Justin Lin’s earlier Better Luck Tomorrow, which implies a whole cinematic universe about to burst wide open. Fans love the character and it seems like a no-brainer to get him back on the screen in a way outside of flashbacks and funerals.Roman PierceTyrese Gibson’s character typically serves as comic relief in the Fast & Furious universe, but we think he could anchor his own adventure that answers a commonly-asked question: what exactly does this guy do in between movies? It seems like he’s always ready to come and help out whenever Dom makes the call, but what is Roman’s private life like? We can’t imagine that he’s able to turn his faucet of a mouth off when he’s off the job, so we’d love to see a flick where Roman’s mouth ends up getting him in deep and he doesn’t have his buddies to back him up and help him out of it. It’d be a fun vehicle, no pun intended, for Tyrese’s sizable charisma.Mr. NobodyHere’s another one where a little time jump would be ideal. We first meet Kurt Russell’s Mr. Nobody in Furious 7 when he makes a deal with Dom to retrieve the God’s Eye surveillance software in exchange for a lead on Deckard Shaw. He takes a bullet in that flick but recovers for the next one, but what we really want to see is how he got to where he is – let’s set a prequel in the 1970s, have a new young actor in the role and let him take all of those classic American muscle cars to the streets in their original form. Make it half Steve McQueen, half James Bond and you’ve got a recipe for a truly kick-ass flick. Weird bit of trivia: before they cast Russell, other names on the list for Mr. Nobody were Halle Berry and Taylor Lautner. They made the right choice.Tego & RicoTego Leo and Rico Santos are two of the series’ most durable supporting characters, having shown up in numerous movies starting with Fast & Furious. Played by Puerto Rican singer/actors Tego Calderón and Don Omar, they have proven themselves to be dependable backup on multiple occasions, but they never get a shot at center stage. We’d love to see a spin-off starring these two friends as they try to step out from under Dom’s shadow and run a heist for themselves, only to find out that it’s a lot more complicated than it looks. Their chemistry could definitely carry a brisk 90 minutes.Magdalene ShawThe Shaw family have been dependable antagonists – and allies – to the F&F crew over multiple movies. But in The Fate of the Furious, we were introduced to the matriarch of the clan, the imposing Magdalene. Played by the great Dame Helen Mirren, Magdalene Shaw not only makes badass babies, but also can hold her own in a scrap. Apparently in Hobbs & Shaw she’s back both in the present day and in flashback scenes where she’s played by Stella Stocker. A solo Mama Shaw film could run with either of those women in the lead – while we’d love to learn more about her past, a Fast & Furious movie with Helen Mirren in the lead is an irresistible fantasy.Orange JuliusBear with me here, because this one’s kind of a stretch. The mainline Fast & Furious movies typically concern themselves with the winners, right? Dom and Brian and their crew are the best, the fastest, the heroes. But what about the other street racers? Case in point: Orange Julius, as played by Amaury Nolasco in 2 Fast 2 Furious. This dude obviously has a whole gimmick: he dresses in orange, his car is orange – but we see him in that flick’s opening race where he wimps out at the bridge jump and then he’s never seen again. What was this guy’s deal? Let’s get back to the street and give the runners-up a time to shine as we do a side story that gets the franchise closer to its roots.KaraBad guy henchpeople usually don’t last long in the Fast & Furious world, but one notable exception who managed to survive a run-in with Dom’s crew is the mysterious Kara, a brutal female hand-to-hand fighter played by Ronda Rousey in Furious 7. She threw down with Letty during that movie’s heist of the God’s Eye in Abu Dhabi. Sure, she didn’t get a ton of character development beyond “woman who likes to hit people in the face,” but Rousey’s recent stint in pro wrestling showed that she has some talents that haven’t been fully tapped in the UFC and with the right script and director she could handle a solid bodyguard action flick.Sean BoswellTokyo Drift is very much the black sheep of the franchise, given that it dispensed with almost the entire cast of regulars to jump across the pond to Japan (and also goof up the timeline, as it takes place after the next few movies until Fast 7). Protagonist Sean Boswell, who was sent to Japan to stay out of juvie but would up the newly crowned Drift King, has showed up in cameos but never anchored any action. We’d love to see what Sean’s life was like after the events of Tokyo Drift as he held on to his throne and contended with the Japanese underworld. Yakuza violence and street racing sounds like a can’t-miss combo.More on Geek.com:9 Things Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Should Fight Next11 Marvel Characters That Deserve Their Own Streaming Shows11 ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movie Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWatch These Movies Before ‘Hustlers’ Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Senate Panel Stays within Budget Cap for Defense Spending Bill

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday approved a $574.6 billion fiscal 2017 spending bill that stayed within the budget caps agreed to last fall, an accomplishment touted by the panel’s ranking member.“We built our appropriations bill around the $574 billion that is consistent with the budget agreement,” said Dick Durbin (D-Ill.). “It’s remarkable that we have achieved as much as we have without resorting to gimmicks that arbitrarily cut off military operations before the next president takes office,” Durbin said, reported the Hill.The bill, which passed the subcommittee by voice vote, would provide $515.9 billion for the base defense budget and $58.6 billion for the overseas contingency operations (OCO) account.Durbin’s comments were a reference to the House’s defense spending and authorization measures, which allocate more than $15 billion in OCO funds for base budget needs not requested by the Obama administration. The budget maneuver will require the next administration to request additional funds for operations overseas before the account runs out at the end of April. The Senate Appropriations panel’s spending bill follows the lead of the Senate Armed Services Committee and rejects that approach.A summary of the spending bill, however, does not make clear whether it relies on any OCO money for base programs. DOD’s budget request called for shifting $5 billion from its war fund for base budget needs.The panel still found a way to meet many unfunded requirements identified by the services by redirecting $15.1 billion generated from more than 450 specific budget cuts.  Those funds were used to increase funding for readiness accounts, shipbuilding and aircraft procurement, according to the summary.The bill provides $150 million above the administration’s request to invest in facility sustainment, restoration and modernization programs. The bill also includes an additional $2.45 billion available for transfer to the services to improve military readiness, including increased training, depot maintenance and base operations support.It provides a $2.1 billion increase and three ships over the budget request for Navy shipbuilding programs. The panel recommends more than $2.5 billion over the department’s request for aircraft procurement requirements for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Air National Guard.last_img read more

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Hero Motocorps Updated Super Splendor Launched in India Price Availability Details

first_imgHero Motocorp’s Updated Super Splendor Launched in India; Price, Availability Detailsheromotocorp.comHero MotoCorp, India’s largest two-wheeler maker launched a new updated Super Splendor in the country with a price tag of ₹53,735 (ex-showroom, Mumbai).Powered by a single cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled 124.7cc engine which can pump in a power of 9.12PS and a peak torque of 10.35Nm, Hero’s new model Super Splendor claims a top speed of 90kmph. The bike has received several cosmetic changes from its previous model and will be available in six colours – Black with Electric Purple, Candy Blazing Red, Graphite Black, Heavy Grey, Vibrant Blue and Black with Fiery Red in the country.Clad in a tubular double cradle type frame, Hero’s new offering comes with telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers at the front and swing arm with five-step adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. It measures 1995 mm in length, 735 mm in width, 1095 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1265 mm.Earlier in March, Hero launched its Splendor iSmart motorbike in India with a price tag of ₹47,250 (ex-showroom Delhi). The Splendor iSmart, which comes equipped with stop-and-start i3S technology, packs 100-cc air-cooled, 4-Stroke Single Cylinder OHC engine. The engine can churn out a power of 5.74 KW (7.8 Ps) at 7500 rpm and maximum torque of 0.82 Kg-m (8.04 N-M) @ 4500 rpm.Recently, Hero also updated its Xtreme motorbike in India. The new Xtreme comes with a price tag of ₹68,725 and is offered in two varints- front- only disc model and the front and rear disc version. The bike packs 150cc, single cylinder; air-cooled engine, which can churn out a power of 14.4PS and a peak torque of 12.8Nm. The engine comes mated to 5-speed transmission and comes with both kick and self start options.last_img read more

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You can now play PC games on your iOS devices Heres how

first_imgClose 11 Most Anticipated Games Of 2019 Sometimes, you want to curl up in bed under a blanket with a cup of coffee and your favourite game. However, PUBG: Mobile may not be enough to satiate the needs of the gamer. One may want to take on a boss in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice or finish one more puzzle in The Witness. In such cases, playing with a laptop on the bed can be a bit of a problem, so Valve solved this with a mobile app that enables players to stream their game on a mobile device.Valve’s Steam Link app enables users to play Steam games directly on mobile devices by connecting a controller. The mobile device with Steam Link has to be logged on to the same account and connected to the same network as the computer running Steam.Under the hood, the app functions by making a real-time encoding of H.264 video and sending it via a low-latency network protocol to the Steam Link app, which displays the game on the mobile device. The app automatically adds black bars to ensure that the aspect ratio doesn’t get tainted, but players are free to zoom in and remove the black bars if needed. Now, players can take their game with them, even to the toilet, and ensure a truly ‘seamless’ experience. Steam Link app for iOS devices goes liveGoogle Play Store screenshotThe app is still in beta for Android, as Valve is trying to do more exhaustive testing. It supports devices running Android 5.0 onwards. On Apple hardware, it supports any iPhone or iPad running iOS 11.0 or later and Apple TV running tvOS 11.0 or later.A bit of historyThe Steam Link app was removed from the App Store earlier, as Apple charges a commission for in-app purchases. Valve had to remove the ability to purchase games through the app (even though Steam does not sell iOS games) before it could go back on the App Store. The 30% tax leveraged on developers has been seen as a problem by many.There have been instances of developers lashing out at Apple in the past. One instance involving Spotify created headlines when the developers of the Swedish music streaming app called Apple a “monopolist”, citing the heavy taxes that it imposes for hosting apps on its store. Those taxes were the reason Spotify could not bring their Premium subscription for iOS users, as it became unfeasible for them. Steam Link app for iOS devices goes liveGoogle Play Store screenshotThey even released a video on YouTube, calling Apple a “bully” for taking money from an app which tries to deliver ad-free music. Apple had retorted by saying there had been no discrimination, and that Spotify wanted “all the benefits of a free app without being free”.However, Apple’s 30 percent tax is real, and it affects developers. This persistence by Apple can have serious repercussions, as explained by Jesus Diaz on Tom’s Guide. The European Union’s antitrust body can punish the abuse of monopolistic power.”The EU doesn’t fool around — the commission can fine up to 10% of all global revenue,” writes Diaz. Previously, the EU had slammed Google and Microsoft with billion-dollar fines for employing monopolistic tactics.Valve’s Steam Link app is now available for download for free from the Android and iOS stores.last_img read more

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Symposium Discusses The State of the Black Man in America

first_imgChester Marshall and Ernest Robinson were panelists at the symposium.From Trayvon Martin to Michael Brown, the state of Black Men in America is declining due to different scenarios of young Black males being killed by police.  The “On the brink of Ferguson, The State of the Black Man in America” discussion was held to show the relevance of Black and minority men, and to discuss the state of the Black man in America.The symposium, at Busboys & Poets in Northwest D.C., was in honor of the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) from Sept. 24 to Sept. 27. Panelists included the Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and CEO of the Institute for African Man Development; Chester Marshall, president and CEO of the B- Ernest; Howard University Gentleman of Drew Social Club, Ernest Robinson; and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.).About 50 guests attended the event to discuss various topics on the Black man’s situation in America, including: Black men’s mental health, the future of Black Men fueling the technology and education sectors, the financial security of Black men in America, the value of the Black man in America, and how Black men’s fashion impacts the perception of America. Jackson opened the symposium by addressing “The Future of Black Men Fueling Technology and Education Sectors.” He discussed a multitude of topics including Emmitt Till, the importance of voting and persistence.“It’s a lot of Fergusons around the country,” Jackson told the crowd.  “In terms of starting our own business, we are choosing pride over policy.  We cannot just vote and go away.  Voting is just a step in a long-term process.  When the next election comes, will we fight back or step back?  I’m hoping that we fight.”Marshall addressed the mental health topic. He described two types of people, “The Victorious Brothers,” and the “Disconnected Brothers.”“The Victorious Brothers are everyday brothers that walk the face of the earth, trying their best to do and be better,” he said.  “This season, I’ve seen more African American families send their children off to college then their children going to jail, but nobody talks about it. The only time they talk about Victorious  Brothers is when they are in trouble or they have too much money.”According to Marshall, disconnected Brothers are males that were cut off from the elements that should sustain them such as family, family values, and culture, among others.  “Some males have left and came back.  Others have left and are on their way back.  Some have left and have forgotten how to come back, and those are the ones that are disconnected,” he said.Marshall also mentioned the impact of slavery. “Every African American has to ask themselves: How are they dealing with slavery,” he said.  “Slavery continues to be a metaphoric reason for mental health illness because we haven’t dealt with it.”Robinson spoke about the value of Black men in America. “We need to prioritize ourselves,” he said.  “You can’t do it alone but you alone must do it.  We need to regain trust amongst one another.  It should not just be brothers in my frat that I trust.”last_img read more

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11 PS2 Games That Deserve Remasters

first_imgGraffiti KingdomThere were several games on the PS2 that let players harness their creativity, but one of the most interesting was Graffiti Kingdom, developed by Taito. The sequel to the prior Magic Pengel, it cast gamers as Prince Pixel of the Canvas Kingdom, who gains possession of a magical wand that lets him draw things in the real world. You use that ability to sketch out monsters, assigning attacks and moves to individual body parts, creating animations and more. People used the tools to create insanely cool characters and shared them with each other. Throw in a soundtrack by Yasunori Mitsuda and you’ve got a pretty sweet game. PlayStation 4 Becomes Fastest Console to Sell 100 Million‘Death Stranding’ Is Your PlayStation 4 Holiday Exclusive Shin Megami Tensei: NocturneThe Persona series has obviously done very well on Sony systems, with the recent Persona 5 one of the most talked-about RPGs of the generation. But one of the best games in the franchise hasn’t been seen since PS2 games, and definitely deserves a comeback. Nocturne casts you as a high school student who is transformed into a half-demon after the Conception, an apocalyptic event that ends the world in order to make way for a new one. You navigate ruined Tokyo fighting and negotiating with other demons. The turn-based combat system is deep and unforgiving, with attacks on vulnerable elements giving you extra turns – but the same goes for your foes. A cool cel-shaded art style means this one still looks good 15 years after it was released. The GetawayOne of the most hyped games published by Sony had the awful luck to hit stores at around the same time as Grand Theft Auto III. But although The Getaway isn’t as wild as Rockstar’s massive hit, it still has a lot to recommend it. Set in an intricately detailed recreation of 10 square miles of London, the game let you control both reformed bank robber Mark Hammond and suspended police officer Frank Carter. One of the most notable elements is the game’s lack of a HUD – developers Team Soho were pushing the “cinematic” experience almost two decades ago. It was hugely popular in Europe but underrated here in the States. Disaster ReportThe increased processing power of the PS2 enabled it to create environments that were more complex and varied than any other console, and Irem’s unique Disaster Report bit down on that with gusto. As newspaper editor Keith Helm, you get to your new job on the man-made Stiver Island just as an earthquake strikes it, collapsing the city and creating a hellacious maze of falling concrete, polluted water, and corporate cover-ups. As you link up with other survivors, the experience gets even tenser. With an emphasis on exploration and careful traversal over combat, it was a unique title that spawned several sequels. Incredible Hulk: Ultimate DestructionLicensing issues will probably prevent this one from ever seeing a remaster, which is a damn shame. After decades of shoddy Hulk games, this was the one that finally got the character right by making him a living wrecking ball who could careen through levels smashing everything in his path. Bruce Banner has exiled himself to a remote northern cabin, letting the Hulk out to blow off steam by smashing the wilderness without endangering people. But when the U.S. government tries to bring him in, things get popping. This game was a complete joy to play, letting you flatten buildings and decimate hordes of troops while also fighting super-strong foes like the Abomination. Fatal FrameAnother fascinating survival horror franchise, Koei’s Fatal Frame armed your protagonist with nothing more than a camera to rid a haunted rural mansion of the terrifying spirits that inhabited it. On a quest to find a reclusive author, siblings Miku and Mafuyu Hinasaki are pushed to the limits of their sanity by some of the most terrifying apparitions in video game history. Their “Camera Obscura” allows them to capture the spirits, but each shot requires a piece of film, which becomes uncomfortably rare the more you play. It’s a bizarre fusion of first-person shooting and exploration that really scores on atmosphere. God HandOne of the biggest cult hits of its era, Clover Studios’ God Hand was way ahead of its time in presenting a 3D brawler with bone-hard difficulty and a wicked sense of humor. As wandering warrior Gene, you face off against a motley crew of bizarre foes using the mighty God Hand to pummel them into submission. Much like Dark Souls and other modern action games, even the weakest enemy could give you a struggle if you were sloppy, and fights were all about timing, spacing and quick evades into brutal counterattacks. The graphics were one of the biggest problems with the game, so a modern facelift could bring it the glory it rightly deserves. Yes, we know that it’s virtually impossible to keep up with the avalanche of incredible new video games that come out week after week. But it’s even harder to reckon with all of the games that have already come and gone. A dedicated gamer would have to be an eight-armed insomniac to play them all.If you ask many gamers what they consider the absolute best console of all time, you’ll hear more than a few say the PlayStation 2. Sony ditched the sophomore slump and blew past the Dreamcast, GameCube, and original XBox to completely dominate their console generation. The company’s policy of reaching out to third-party developers while also building in-house talent created a library that’s tough to beat, and they’ve already started going back and delivering modern remasters of some of the best games like Shadow of the Colossus.Some of the best PS2 games have already received excellent remasters. But we’re not satisfied until our favorite titles come back with a new age facelift so that today’s games can play them too. Here’s Geek’s wish list for PS2 games that we want to see remastered.R-Type FinalThe era of arcade-style horizontal shooters was coming to a close in the PS2’s heyday, but developers IREM managed to take their most famous franchise out with a hell of a bang. R-Type Final worked along the same lines as the other titles in the series, pitting a lone fighter against the rapacious Bydo empire, but adds a staggering amount of replayability by introducing 101 playable spaceships, each with their own loadout of weapons, special abilities and more. Levels also change significantly based on your actions, with branching paths and some seriously hellacious bosses. ChulipOne of the quirkiest games ever released for any platform, Yoshiro Kimura’s Chulip is the only video game we know about kissing. As a young resident of Long Life Town, you must build your confidence to win the heart of your dream girl by kissing everyone and everything you can. It’s not as easy as just walking up and locking lips, though – each and every resident has a different condition for smooching, and many only come out at certain times of the day. The game’s sense of humor is totally bizarre (you save in the bathroom), and some of its puzzles are deeply frustrating, but it’s an experience like no other and deserves a bigger audience. Steambot ChroniclesIrem’s cult classic Steambot Chronicles – known as Bumpy Trot in Japan – is one of the most curious genre fusions of all time. The majority of the game involves main character Vanilla roaming the world in his Trotmobile (a kind of bipedal mecha) battling thugs and solving puzzles. But Vanilla is also a musician, and in the game he can learn and play a variety of instruments including harmonica, trumpet, accordion and electric guitar for in-game tips. Each instrument has its own musical minigame and several different songs associated with it. A sequel was announced but never released, but this is a hidden gem that deserves to be unearthed for modern gamers. Gitaroo ManThere were plenty of rhythm games on the PS2, but nearly all of them followed the same formula of having players press buttons in time with music and on-screen prompts. Gitaroo Man went in a different direction, harnessing the analog sticks of the DualShock 2 to simulate the experience of shredding and bending notes on a guitar. A surreal story about a kid name U-1 taught to play by a dog (don’t laugh, that’s how Steve Vai got his start) is enlivened by a wild visual style and some truly tremendous tracks. The battle against the three-skeleton Sanbone Trio is one of my favorite music game moments of all time.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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VIDEO Nick Saban dominates recruiting visit by showing off his dance moves

first_imgNick Saban is probably the best recruiter in the history of college football because he’ll do anything to close the deal, even if it means getting on the dance floor.During a recent recruiting visit to 4-star Louisiana recruit Eddie Smith’s house, Saban didn’t hesitate to break out some moves while dancing to “The Cupid Shuffle” with a room full of Smith’s family. He seemed right at home and way happier than he ever does on the sidelines. Always be closing.Coach will probably be breaking down this film to see where he can improve once he gets back to Tuscaloosa. Dominance never sleeps.last_img

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M6 reopens after car overturns

first_imgThe M6 was closed after a car overturned in an accident this afternoon. The crash took place on the northbound motorway between Junction 14 and Junction 15 – leaving the motorway blocked between Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. One lane on the southbound carriageway was also closed but reopened soon after. It is not known if any other vehicles were involved. The accident is believed to have happened shortly after 3pm – with the northbound carriageway closed until around 3.40pm. A spokesman for Highways England said: “All lanes are now open on the M6 in both directions between J14 – J15. Long delays remain but should start to ease now.16:07Delays of 40 minutesThere are delays of 40 minutes against expected traffic now – according to Highways England.15:59Delays of 60 minutesThere are expected to be long delays as traffic clears.15:50Motorway now reopenedThe motorway has now reopened – Highways England have confirmed.A spokesman said: “All lanes are now open on the M6 in both directions between J14 – J15. Long delays remain but should start to ease now.”15:35Image from the sceneHighways England have tweeted an image of the scene.15:35M6 southbound reopensThe lane on the southbound carriageway has reopened. But the northbound remains blocked.15:34Delays of 50 minutes reportedThere are delays of 50 minutes on the motorway as a result of the accident – according to Traffic England.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | August 11, 2011 Washington State Hospital Launches Tomosynthesis Breast Cancer Detection Technology 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 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 | 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 | 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 August 11, 2011 – Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Wash., announced that revolutionary three-dimensional mammography imaging technology, known as tomosynthesis, is now available for patient appointments at the Evergreen Breast Center, which is the only comprehensive breast center in the Seattle area to offer the breakthrough screening and diagnosis technology.Tomosynthesis uses precise, 3-D digital imaging to create a complete reconstruction of the breast, which gives radiologists the ability to identify abnormalities that are more difficult to identify with traditional 2-D mammography screening.”The introduction of tomosynthesis helps us stay at the forefront of important technological advances in breast-health screening and diagnostic tools,” said Kara Carlson, M.D., medical director of the Evergreen Breast Center. “This helps us deliver on our commitment to achieving positive outcomes through early detection.”Tomosynthesis benefits all screening and diagnostic mammography patients, and is especially valuable for women receiving a baseline screening, women who are 40 to 60 years old, those who have dense breast tissue and women with a personal history of breast cancer.The tomosynthesis screening experience is similar to that of a traditional mammogram, but the new technology’s superior 3-D imaging allows for more precise readings that reduce the need for follow-up appointments by up to 40 percent.  Evergreen also provides a softer and warmer mammography experience thanks to the MammoPad, an ergonomic cushion that leads to 50 percent less discomfort for most patients.The new technology is part of the comprehensive breast-health services offered by the Evergreen Breast Center and is available to all screening and diagnostic patients.  All patients can request a tomosynthesis screening appointment at the Evergreen Breast Center beginning this week, and may also schedule Saturday appointments for increased convenience.  The technology was funded through the 10th Annual Evergreen Healthcare Foundation Gala in April 2011. The Foundation initiated a $10 million capital campaign to create a comprehensive cancer center providing wide-ranging patient-support services, research facilities and state-of-the-art breast cancer detection and diagnostic equipment.The Evergreen Breast Center was named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in February 2011, and is accredited by the ACR in mammography; breast ultrasound and ultrasound guided breast biopsy; and stereotactic breast biopsy. In 1998, it was the first medical center in the state to use computer-aided detection mammography (CAD), and it was the first comprehensive breast center to provide digital mammography on the Eastside in 2006.For more information: www.evergreenhospital.org/mammography 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 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 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 more Related Content 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 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 | 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 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.last_img read more

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Authentic paddlewheeler sailings on Americas iconic rivers with AQSC

first_img Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Authentic paddlewheeler sailings on America’s iconic rivers with AQSC Posted by Travelweek Group center_img NEW ALBANY, IN — With American Queen Steamboat Company clients can experience the romance of the past in modern comfort on the Mississippi, Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers onboard the company’s authentic paddlewheelers: the iconic and opulent flagship American Queen or the luxurious new boutique paddlewheeler, the American Duchess. Or clients may prefer to explore the great Pacific Northwest on the American Empress.The company’s ‘Uniquely American River Cruises’ range from shorter six-day trips to 16- and 23-day journeys that traverse the whole of the Mississippi River – the line’s epic Mighty Mississippi cruise. Most voyages are nine days, with itineraries and special themes.AQSC’s all-inclusive cruises offer a pre-cruise hotel night prior to embarkation; all meals including 24-hour room service and alternative dining venues; snacks, specialty coffees, soft drinks, and bottled water throughout the voyage; wine and beer with dinner; and shore excursions in each port of call. Guests can also sit in on daily enrichment programs and check out nightly Broadway-caliber entertainment.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthShore excursions are especially popular with AQSC guests, who may find themselves exploring a specialty museum, visiting an interpretive centre, touring a World War II naval destroyer, tasting wines made nearby or shopping for souvenirs from local artisans.Onboard dining is also a pleasure, with AQSC’s culinary teams taking inspiration from the regions the river cruise line sails through, for fresh, artful and healthful dishes. The team can cater to guests’ special dietary needs.And while the line “loves taking care of its guests,” it also supports travel agents in several ways. Steamboat Academy on-demand training allows agents to participate in an online certification program that gives them the knowledge to speak confidently about AQSC’s products and destinations.Agents also have opportunities to increase their commission income by selling trip enhancements such as additional hotel nights, City Stay packages, an Unlimited Beverage package and premium shore excursions. They can also take advantage of top-line marketing support. “Make promotional flyers your own with an option to customize, and simplify your inventory with online brochure ordering,” says the company.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksAgents can visit AQSC’s Travel Agent Portal at agents.aqsc.com to learn how to work with American Queen Steamboat Company to send clients on never-forget vacations. Monday, April 22, 2019 Tags: AQSC, Videolast_img read more

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Court dismisses criminal investigation of presidential candidate Rodrigo Arias

first_imgA criminal court in San José on Thursday dismissed a case against presidential candidate and former Presidency Minister Rodrigo Arias for suspicion of illegal management of public funds.The court’s decision brings to an end the investigation carried out by the Prosecutor’s Office against the politician, as a judge determined there is “insufficient evidence to proceed in the case against Arias.”The investigation focused on three donations totaling $2 million made ​​by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration between 2007-2008, which were used to pay consultant services during the government of Arias’ brother, former President Oscar Arias. Rodrigo Arias served as presidency minister in his brother’s administration, which gave him the authority to earmark the aid bank’s funds.The court also ordered Otto Guevara, former lawmaker and ex-presidential candidate from the Libertarian Movement Party, to pay court costs, saying that “the complaint the way Guevara described it alleged crimes without attributing any crime accurately and without providing valid evidence.”In a press release, Rodrigo Arias said he was satisfied, and that he had “hoped with serenity and patience for this issue to come to an end.” Facebook Comments TicoTimes.net Poll Do you agree with the court’s decision not to prosecute Rodrigo Arias?  Yes. There was no evidence of wrongdoing.  No. The accusations should have been investigated further.  No response.center_img No related posts. Presidential hopeful Rodrigo Arias in the clearlast_img read more

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Irans president mocks Romney visit to Israel

first_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Ahmadinejad questioned why Romney would make “concessions to get some pennies for (his) campaign?”Ahmadinejad made the comments during a speech Tuesday broadcast on state TV.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Top Stories center_img TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is calling a visit to Israel by U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney as “kissing the foot” of the Jewish state to boost his bid for the White House.Ahmadinejad did not specifically name Romney, but his comments were an unmistakable jab at the Republican contender’s stop this week in Israel. Romney strongly backed Israel’s drive to stop Iran from possibly seeking nuclear weapons. Tehran denies the claims. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Men’s health affects baby’s health too New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debateslast_img read more

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