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first_imgA closeup of an Ohio State buckeyes football helmet.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 03: Ohio State Buckeyes helmets sit in the endzone prior to the Discover Orange Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)We’re in the doldrums of the college football offseason, with spring football over and fall camps still a couple of months away.Simply put: there’s basically nothing going on right now.So, let’s get some talk going on a topic everyone loves to debate: uniforms.Few things are better at driving up some offseason discussion than uniform designs. What if every program in college football redesigned their uniforms? What would they look like?Here are some uniform redesigns from Next Gen Uniforms.Ohio StatePenn StateOle MissOregonIowaUNCFSUTennesseeMiamiPAGE 2: Notre Dame, Michigan and more >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2last_img read more

first_imgLNG Canada said that both firms have significant experience in Canada, combined with extensive LNG and mega-project experience. Fluor has nearly 70 years of Canadian project experience with over 7,500 construction personnel working on Canadian projects in 2017, while JGC has experience in construction of more than 48 LNG trains globally.The commitments LNG Canada has made to ensure the project hires locally and within British Columbia, prior to hiring from the rest of Canada, will be executed by the joint venture. LNG Canada’s commitment to some positions being made available for apprentices — open equally to women and men — will also be delivered by its EPC contractor.LNG Canada External Relations Director Susannah Pierce said that selecting an EPC contractor is a significant milestone for the project. She added that LNG Canada is working toward submitting a competitive decision-ready project to its Joint Venture Participants in 2018. The exact timing of the final investment decision is up to the Joint Venture Participants to make, and they will weigh their decision against a number of criteria, including project competitiveness, how the LNG Canada project fits within their existing portfolio of projects and investments, and available capital, amongst others. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – LNG Canada has confirmed that it has awarded the contract to design and build its proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal in Kitimat to the joint venture comprised of U.S.-based Fluor Corp. and Japan-based JGC Corp.In a post on its Facebook page, LNG Canada said that the contract is conditional on the project’s partners – Shell Canada, Mitsubishi, Kogas, and PetroChina – making a positive final investment decision. The company explained that the joint venture will – if the project proceeds – be responsible for directly hiring the majority of the thousands of workers required during the LNG terminal’s five-year construction period.last_img read more

Following the arrest of two suspects over the rape incident last week, the victim and the two suspects were taken to the police station to record statements.The victim was admitted to the Kalubuwila hospital. (Colombo Gazette) Two more people have been arrested over the rape of a woman in Mirihana last week, the police media unit said today.According to the police, the suspects arrested were from Nawinna and Nugugoda. A 47 year old woman was gang raped in Mirihana last Wednesday while she was having a bath near a well. Two other suspects had already been arrested over the rape incident. read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Sun Life Financial (TSX:SLF) says it’s considering making new acquisitions in Asia, both within its existing footprint and in other countries in the ASEAN region.“We’re certainly in the hunt,” said chief executive Dean Connor on Tuesday. “We’re certainly out talking to people.”Connor said the insurance company is interested in the region, dubbed the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, because of how quickly its economies are growing.“We see a lot of opportunity to grow our business alongside that,” he said.“We’re less focused on the more mature markets like Japan and South Korea and Taiwan.”The insurance company already operates businesses in four out of the 10 ASEAN countries: Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines.Although Connor said Sun Life is considering “many, many opportunities” for new acquisitions both within those four countries and outside of them, the company’s primary focus is on growing its existing businesses.In particular, Connor said Sun Life is focused on selling more insurance products and growing its pension offerings in countries like India and China.“There’s a lot of opportunity as people are pulled up from poverty into lower middle class,” said Connor.The aging of the Chinese population, largely due to the country’s one child policy, will also create opportunities for insurance companies to hawk their pension plans.“China needs a robust private sector pension system,” said Connor. “We at Sun Life want to be part of that solution.”Connor made his comments during an interview Tuesday after addressing business leaders and government officials at the Canada-Asia 2013 conference in Vancouver.At the conference, Connor called on Canadian companies to invest in Asia, but acknowledged that doing so can be risky.“I completely understand that it’s difficult if you’re not doing business in Asia today to take the risk, especially if you’re a publicly traded company,” Connor said.“Shareholders are, understandably, sometimes nervous about their companies going off and blazing new paths in foreign companies. There are examples where it hasn’t worked out so well.”Each country poses its own challenges, said Connor. For instance, in China, there’s an unlevel playing field between domestic insurance companies and foreign ones in terms of getting licenses to open up new branches.“We have managed that by repositioning our business there as a domestic company, by taking a smaller percentage of it,” said Connor.“We did that several years ago, shifting from a 50 per cent ownership to a 25 per cent ownership, the thought being that we’d rather own a smaller percentage of something that could grow more quickly.”Meanwhile, Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) has been waiting for the Chinese government to approve its bid to buy just under 20 per cent of the Bank of Guangzhou — the maximum stake allowed under Chinese law — since September 2011.“One thing we know about China is that decisions have a longer tail on them than they would in North America or other jurisdictions,” Brian Porter, who has been tapped as the bank’s future CEO, said last week.Regulatory uncertainty has been a major challenge for insurance companies in India, said Connor.“In 2010 the insurance regulator made swift and dramatic changes to the rules affecting life insurance companies, and across the industry it knocked sales back considerably.”But Connor believes it’s ultimately worth the hassles.“Our view is that you have to look at these as long term investments,” he said. Sun Life Financial says it’s considering new acquisitions in southeast Asia by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 4, 2013 3:54 pm MDT read more

One of Canada’s most well-respected experts in the history of Canada’s drug laws is applauding the call by Toronto’s top public health official to decriminalize all drugs for personal use.Brock University Associate Professor of Health Sciences Dan Malleck, who has authored two books on the topic and given talks around the world, said Tuesday “it’s nice to see respected officials thinking beyond drugs as simply a product of criminality and deviance.”Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, recently suggested the federal government should allow personal use of all recreational drugs. In a report to the Toronto Board of Health Monday, de Villa said her team’s research found countries around the world who have decriminalized all drugs have seen reduced drug use rates and generally improved community health.Malleck called it ironic that a medical official is the one calling for the decriminalization.“A major factor influencing the creation of the criminal system was medical professionals’ concerns about addiction caused by medical prescription,” he said.His 2015 book, When Good Drugs Go Bad: Opium, Medicine and the Origins of Canada’s Drug Laws, examined the connection between the increasing power of the medical and pharmacy professions and changes to Canada’s drug laws in the early 1900s.His research revealed that leading up to 1908, when Canada passed its first national drug law, most Canadians were recreational drug users.“When we look at the way drug illegality was constructed, we can see how other approaches may have avoided the kind of dysfunctional criminalized system we have now,” Malleck said. read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Three people were killed in a fire set by protesters in the branch of Marfin Egnatia Bank in the centre of Athens on Wednesday during a march against government austerity measures in central Athens.“People have the right to protest but there is a difference between protest and murder” – Prime Minister George PapandreouThe fire fighters who discovered the bodies, say the victims were employees of the bank. “We have found three dead people in the building that is on fire,” the fire brigade said in a statement.A Molotov cocktail thrown by protesters during the riots in the Greek capital set the bank alight. Initially the fire in the building had been small and most of the people in it had managed to escape.It is believed that around 10 people had failed to be evacuated from the building on time and were left trapped in it. After the fire was extinguished, the fire fighters discovered the bodies of two women and one man.A giant plume of dark grey smoke rose over the central Stadiou Avenue where the two-storey commercial building, housing a branch of the Marfin bank burned.Tens of thousands of Greeks marched to parliament, testing the government’s resolve in enacting the deep budget cuts in return for the billions of euros in EU/IMF aid. In the some of the worst violence since the Socialist Papandreou government came to power in October, striking demonstrators pelted police with rocks, chunks of marble and bottles, set garbage cans on fire and tried repeatedly to storm parliament, shortly before lawmakers began a debate on the belt-tightening measures.Masked youths threw petrol bombs, broke shop windows and shouted “Murderers” and “Burn the parliament”, in a sign of swelling public anger at the government’s plans for painful wage and pension cutbacks. Officials said two other buildings in the centre of the capital had been set on fire during the protest.Demos Michalopoulos, a 48-year-old real estate agent working in the city talked to Neos Kosmos “I was coming home from the office and Athens was eerily quiet, everything was closed due to the national strike. It was like 15 August [national holiday] the whole of Athens was empty and suddenly a fire” Mr Michalopoulos said.“Imagine, that the first news of the fire came from the BBC because the Greek media was on strike, and later from our Greek media outlets, no one was out there except the strikers and police” Mr Michalopoulos added.Greek news media called off their strike to report on the events, spurred by the deaths of three people at the Marfin Bank in Syntagma square.Mr Michalopoulos feels that a “radical minority is lighting fires.”“The working person may wish to protest, but they do not burn buildings, they know that people work in them it is the same people who caused the riots in 2008” he said.He went on to say that he understands the frustration of those who strike and says that many “working people” seek some justice they want to see “certain people responsible for the financial catastrophe punished by the law.”“Here the government was making announcements about the austerity measures last week and [the previous prime minister], Karamanlis, was at the beach sunning himself!”The city centre, especially Syntagma square, Stadiou avenue and the troubled neighborhood of Exarhia, was a battleground in the early afternoon, as police clashed with small groups that stayed behind following the nationwide strike and massive demonstration to protest the recently announced draconian measures.Though it had disipated, the smell of tear gas and burning plastic dumpsters still hung in the air.Greek media also reported that clashes had broken out at the Athens Polytechnic and the surrounding area. There was also reports of damage to numerous shops and cars in the streets surrounding the Polytechnic.The three deaths, two women and one man, appear to be from asphyxiation as the building was set alight from Molotov cocktails. This is an unprecedented development that has shocked the country and likely to mark a watershed regarding the use of petrol bombs by protesters. Most of the clashes by late afternoon were by splinter groups (some of whom smashed shop windows in various parts of the city centre) much to the disappointment and anger of the majority of demonstrators who were hoping for a firm and unequivocal expression of anger and disillusionment at recent developments. As expected, most of the discussions in the streets but also by commentators in the news focused on the deaths in Syntagma. Prime Minister George Papandreou condemned the protest on national television “People have the right to protest but there is a difference between protest and murder” Papandreou said. “We stand by those who lost loved ones, there are three families grieving now” he said.Police estimated that 27,000 people were at the march. But eyewitnesses said there were at least 40,000 — easily the biggest protest since Greece was first hit by a debt crisis late last year.This is the third joint strike between public and private sector workers this year. They have grounded flights, shut shops and brought public transport to a standstill. “These measures are horrible,” said Maria Tzivara, a 54-year-old saleswoman.“I’m afraid I’ll get fired or my salary will be cut. It will be very tough.” Prime Minister George Papandreou submitted an austerity bill to parliament on Tuesday that envisages 30 billion euros ($40 billion) in new savings through deep cuts in wages and pensions and a rise in value-added tax.The conservative opposition has vowed to vote against the bill, dooming hopes of a national political consensus on the measures. The government enjoys a comfortable majority in parliament and expects to pass the legislation this week.Until now, anti-austerity protests had been fairly peaceful but the violence on Wednesday echoed that seen in riots that shook the country in December 2008 after a teenager was killed by police.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The multi-million dollar punting club The Edge, co-ordinated by BC3 Thoroughbreds chairman Bill Vlahos – which allegedly owes its members at least $million – is likely to be thecause of a violent attack on him and the torching of a car last weekend. It is believed that outlaw motorcycle gangs and other criminal elements were among Mr Vlahos investors in a $500 million scheme. Others included police, real estate agents, restaurateurs, construction industry executives and syndicates.On Sunday, police responded to reports of an assault at a property owned by Mr Vlahos in Connewarre, southwest of Melbourne. He was treated at the scene for facial injuries.After what appears to be intimidation over Mr Vlahos’ co-ordination of a gigantic betting syndicate known as The Edge, a day later he resigned as director and secretary of BC3 Thoroughbreds. Vlahos’ resignation came just days after he appeared in court over allegations he mishandled nearly $200 million linked to the exclusive punters’ club.During his NSW Supreme Court appearance, his lawyer who resigned later on this week, warned that Mr Vlahos had received threats and was concerned for his safety. Emails obtained by Fairfax Media also revealed that Mr Vlahos feared physical violence and action directed against him. During the court hearing Mr Vlahos denied any knowledge of the fate of the punters’ club money, claiming that his Dubai-based business partner Mr Daniel Maxwell had been responsible for its accounts.“I’m shocked. I’m worried about everyone’s funds, including my own, which are substantial,” Mr Vlahos told the court.The Edge’s members, believed to include amongst others high-profile sporting and media identities, were promised 25 per cent annual returns on their investment.Questions are now being asked as to whether The Edge actually placed bets at all, with major betting companies in Australasia reporting they had not handled any wagers from the group.Mr Vlahos admitted in court that an account set up to bank members’ stakes over the past six years did not exist.After early returns of 21.1 per cent each quarter, The Edge paid out over 46 per cent on clients’ investments in the final quarter of 2012. When a number of members took their money out earlier this year, the scheme began to unravel, prompting Vlahos to wind up the club. It is reported that in August this year that PLG Capital Funding Group from the United States agreed to lend Mr Vlahos a sum of money believed to be in the vicinity of $US 178 million. It is not known yet whether Mr Vlahos actually received the money.Mr Vlahos has also been accused of failing to pay a $5 million bill for the half-brother of Black Caviar’.Subsequently Racing Victoria has said that its Integrity Department is to investigate the conduct of BC3’s business affairs.Racing Victoria has regulatory control over the conduct of thoroughbred racing in the state but does not have control over punters clubs or wagering schemes. The Fraud Squad is also reported to have begun an investigation into BC3’s affairs.The Vlahos case will return to court on December 20. Until then, an order freezing more than $26 million of his assets money is in place. Vlahos is also prohibit him from leaving the country.Sources: Fairfaxlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook : les données de 100 millions d’utilisateurs en téléchargement libreLes données de près de 100 millions d’utilisateurs de Facebook circuleraient dans un même fichier sur les réseaux peer-to-peer. Dans ce fichier, noms, photos, numéros de téléphone ou encore adresses.L’auteur de ce fichier s’appelle Ron Bowes. Il s’agit d’un chercheur en sécurité qui a libéré ce fichier sur la toile dans le but de sensibiliser les utilisateurs du célèbre réseau social aux failles de sécurité qui entourent la plate-forme. En effet, il explique qu’il s’est procuré ces données sans aucun piratage, seulement en les prélevant dans l’annuaire de Facebook qui recense l’ensemble des profils d’utilisateurs dits “publics”.Il n’empêche que le fichier de 2.8 Go contenant toutes ces données s’échange sans relâche depuis le mercredi 28 juillet. Pour Facebook, aucun problème de sécurité puisque les données étaient publiques. Reste à savoir ce qui sera fait de ces données maintenant qu’elles sont en libre-accès sur la toile.  Le 29 juillet 2010 à 16:00 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Oct 2014 – National Heritage Month moves to Zone 3 which is North and Middle Caicos where there will be a Sponge, Sisal and Cotton Festival at the Horse Stable Beach and a selfie contest. Historic sites are to be featured in those selfies, there is a cash prize for the winner. On Sunday is a gospel concert featuring praise teams of the islands and the Gospel Pioneers. New Government contracts mean new clinic for Kew in North Caicos Agriculture Police consultation meeting announced Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:middle caicos, national heritage month, North caicos PNP open North & Middle Caicos causeway in tribute Recommended for youlast_img read more

first_img Comments 4 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Electric Cars Concept Cars SUVs Crossovers 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Jan 22 • Our highlights of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show Feb 7 • Chevy’s full-scale Lego Silverado is plastic fantastic in Chicago See All reading • Cadillac shocks Detroit Auto Show with electric SUV preview More From Roadshow Tags Feb 4 • 2020 Kia Telluride: Detroit Auto Show debut turns Super Bowl ad star Detroit Auto Show 2019 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 72 Photos “Cadillac’s EV will hit the heart of the crossover market and meet the needs of customers around the world,” said Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac. “It will represent the height of luxury and innovation while positioning Cadillac as the pinnacle of mobility.”Our last encounter with Caddy — when we reviewed the 2019 XT4 — impressed with brand’s equipment, style and design, but left us disappointed by its powertrain and performance. Perhaps a jolt of electric torque and efficiency will be just what the brand needs to stay competitive. On the eve of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, Cadillac has surprised the media with a first look at an upcoming electric crossover SUV, perhaps the first of many electric vehicles to come for the marque.After recently learning that the Cadillac luxury brand would become General Motors’ “lead electric vehicle brand,” we all expected to see an EV unveiled soon, just not this soon. That said, we’ve only so far seen renderings of the electric crossover with few details regarding specs.Enlarge ImageGM is vowing to reposition Cadillac as an EV brand. Cadillac The EV’s name and specific details regarding its powertrain and range will be revealed closer to an also yet-unspecified launch window. So far, what we do know is that it will be based on GM’s upcoming future “BEV3” electric vehicle platform. The electric Caddy crossover will be just the first in a range of vehicles to make use of the platform, which has been designed to accommodate front-, rear- or all-wheel drive configurations. Expect to see BEV3 underpinning a wide range of GM vehicles globally over the next few years.The rest of the Cadillac brand is also ramping up for lineup overhaul, starting with the XT6 crossover which also debuted ahead of the Detroit show this week. Cadillac also expects to debut about a half-dozen new models — roughly one every six months — leading up to 2021, including the next-generation Escalade and an upcoming performance sedan. How many of those will be plug-in vehicles? We’ll just have to wait and see. Detroit Auto Show 2019 Cadillac Share your voice May 14 • History of the Toyota Supra, a Japanese sports car legend 2020 Cadillac XT6: Caddy’s new three-row crossover is heavy on tech • Cadillaclast_img read more

first_imgIMA Jewels showroomTwitterThe SIT investigation into the multi-crore IMA fraud has seen a major twist after the investigating officers arrested the assistant commissioner of Bengaluru City police (North) LC Nagaraj on Friday for taking bribe from IMA director Mohammed Mansoor Khan.LC Nagaraj, who is the assistant commissioner of the revenue department, had received Rs 4.5 crore bribe for issuing a no-objection certificate (NOC) to Khan in order to raise a bank loan. The SIT sleuths have also arrested a village accountant Manjunath for helping Nagaraj carry out the transactions with Khan. This is the first time that government officials have been arrested in connection to the IMA Ponzi scam, which had defrauded nearly 50,000 of its investors. BCP North Assistant Commissioner (Revenue) LC NagarajTwitterNagaraj was appointed by the Karnataka government as a competent authority to probe over the functioning of IMA after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a circular against the firm. He knew about the financial irregularities committed by IMA but concealed the facts and submitted a clean report favouring the firm. He has been arrested for misusing his position and for extorting money.Nagaraj, according to sources, had accepted the bribe from Mansoor in three instalments, two instalments of Rs 2 crore each and one of Rs 50 lakh with Manjunath serving as a conduit to transfer the bribe, reports Deccan Herald.He had earlier claimed that he tried to take actions against IMA and Khan by slapping several notices against the company. Nagaraj was arrested from the Karnataka High Court canteen and his house was also raided by the officials.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto via YouTubePrairie View A&M University.A federal lawsuit alleges a Prairie View A&M University coach helped a male student accused of sexual assault flee Texas to avoid arrest.An unidentified female athlete filed the lawsuit Friday in Houston. It accuses the university of creating a hostile educational environment and violating the federal law prohibiting gender discrimination in educational institutions, the Houston Chronicle reported .According to the lawsuit, the woman reported to university police the day after the Feb. 18, 2015, assault in her campus apartment. She alleged she confided to her coach, who isn’t named, and identified her attacker.The coach responded by telling her not to alert her parents, and then bought the accused student a plane ticket to leave town, according to the lawsuit.The coach left his position several months later and told the woman’s teammates she was the reason for his departure, the lawsuit stated. The suit didn’t mention which sport the woman played.The unidentified accused student was found in Florida and charged with sexual assault in May 2015, according to the lawsuit, which didn’t provide details on the case’s outcome. The woman alleged she learned the coach paid for the student’s plane ticket while she attended a bail hearing on the case.“If the people responding to survivors are acting more like gatekeepers keeping the case from going forward, that’s not justice — that’s abetting a rapist,” said Christopher Kaiser, director of public policy for the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault.The university doesn’t comment on pending litigation but officials take allegations of sexual assault seriously, said Yolanda Bevill, spokeswoman for the university.The accusation is the latest federal lawsuit accusing a college campus of not properly handling allegations of sexual misconduct, a problem universities nationwide have long faced. Federal officials are reconsidering guidance on how universities should respond to reports under Title IX.“If you can’t trust your coach, if you can’t trust your school, if you can’t trust the police, who do you turn to?” said Brenda Tracy, a victim advocate who has worked with Texas college sports teams. “You have a responsibility for the well-being of this human in front of you. This is serious trauma with serious consequences.”___Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com Sharelast_img read more

first_imgAmid much fervour and gaiety, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), on Wednesday, celebrated the first anniversary of the world’s largest wooden charkha by decorating it by flowers, banners and posters. This Charkha, made under the aegis of KVIC, was unveiled by BJP president Amit Shah, in presence of Union Minister of MSME Kalraj Mishra and Ministers of State for MSME Giriraj Singh and KVIC Chairman Vinay K Saxena in a grand function on July 5 last year at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe four-tonne charkha is made of high-quality Burma teak wood and is estimated to last for over 50 years. It is 9 feet wide, 17 feet tall and 30 feet long. The order to make the spinning wheel was given to Paryog Samiti, a KVIC unit, near Sabarmati Ashram, where 42 carpenters made it in 55 days.Enthused by the massive response from the commuters, who overwhelmingly hailed India’s quest to foster an egalitarian society as demonstrated by the Father of our Nation Mahatma Gandhi throughout the year, KVIC chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said, “As per a random survey made by KVIC in initial three months, on average, more than 3,250 visitors, including foreign travellers, had taken ‘Selfie with Charkha’ per day. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOn the basis of this figure, more than 12 lakh commuters took selfies in the last one year. And, since most of them were travelling to different foreign countries, they must have shared their pictures with this symbol of non-violence and signature fabric Khadi across the globe.”Vinai Kumar Saxena to the initiative to install the world’s largest charkha at the international airport on the wishes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to showcase India’s symbol of non-violence to the world through the airport where around 2,50,000 people visit every day. Mr Saxena further said that the idea behind displaying the world’s biggest spinning wheel at the country’s busiest airport was to promote India’s rich cultural heritage through a symbol of Swadeshi, swablamban (self-sufficiency) and sahbhagita (interdependence). The KVIC staff wholeheartedly took care and maintained the Charkha round the clock. In the words of VK Saxena, “Like the memorial to unknown soldiers is memorial to the unknown rural masses, who heard the call of the father of the nation and took to the demonstrated ways of self-reliance and dignity of labour.”last_img read more

first_imgSeptember 20, 2018 Register Now » 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. You’re not just imagining it: You’re getting more robocalls.Next year, almost half of all calls to cell phones will not be business calls or check-ins from loved ones, but scam calls. That grim forecast is according to First Orion, a company that makes caller ID and call-blocking software.In 2017, First Orion estimated that about 3.7 percent of all calls to mobile numbers were spam. Today, they make up about 29 percent, but by early 2019, the company projects that proportion will skyrocket to 45 percent.Some of the numbers for those incoming calls probably look eerily like your own phone number. (For me, the first six digits are often the same as mine.) That’s to trick you into thinking the call might be coming from someone who lives near you, whom you might know. If you’re like me, you’ve wisened up to this trick, dubbed “neighborhood spoofing,” and decline each call.But for those who are fooled and answer, only to realize it’s the same pesky automated call from the same familiar-looking number again, there are tools out there to block these spammy scams, one number at a time.The deluge of unwanted calls disrupts our busy days. As a reporter, I’ve more than once had my audio recording of an in-progress interview paused by an incoming call. Worse, they target individuals based on demographics, with attempts to convince immigrants they’re in legal trouble or fraudulently persuade people to wire them money, posing as utility companies, charities and more.More than half of all complaints the U.S. Federal Communications Commission receives pertain to unwanted calls, The Washington Post reports.There are several ways to combat this onslaught, but be aware that the perpetrators of scams are savvy, and have found workarounds to number blocking and other measures individuals can take. For one, they don’t honor the “Do Not Call” list many households are on to thwart telemarketers. First Orion is in the process of developing new “CallPrinting” technology, which it plans to implement through a major U.S. mobile carrier. Already, T-Mobile provides its  subscribers with “Scam Likely” caller ID messages.As Entrepreneur described in a piece on banishing distractions earlier this year, an iPhone user can tap the blue circled “i” symbol next to the number in their recent calls list and select “Block this Caller.” Android users can hold down the number in their recent calls list, then select block. That is, until the next scam call comes in from a different number.Check out Entrepreneur’s Guide to Reducing Unneeded Distractions and Time-Sucks so You Can Be More Productive for more tips on blocking robocalls and managing other types of interruptions.last_img read more

first_img News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Related Content News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | November 19, 2008 German Hospital Selects Mobetron to Treat Cancer Patients News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more November 19, 2008 – IntraOp Medical Corp. announced its second German order for the Mobetron, which delivers intraoperative electron-beam radiation therapy (IOERT) to cancer patients.The University Hospital Giessen and Marburg GmbH (Marburg), located in Marburg, Germany will be the second Mobetron installation in Germany. The first is the Strahleninstitut in Cologne.The Mobetron reportedly enables surgeons and radiation oncologists to target the exact area that requires radiation and to deliver high doses of radiation directly to the affected tissue during the cancer surgery. The mobile, self-shielded linear accelerator can move between operating rooms with ease, avoiding the high cost of building shielded vaults to accommodate traditional linear accelerators. Key patient benefits of IOERT are said to include: lower recurrence rates, increased survival rates, shorter treatment cycles and fewer side effects.Marburg is a leading hospital for cancer care in Germany, maintaining more than 1,000 beds and conducting nearly 15,000 operations in eighteen operating theatres each year. Professor Engenhart-Cabilic of the department for Radio-Oncology at Marburg, commented, “We are very excited to bring the Mobetron and IOERT to Marburg. By providing this form of radiation treatment to our cancer patients, we are able to offer them the best in cancer care.”For more information: www.intraopmedical.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. last_img read more

first_imgTags: GLP Worldwide, Hurtigruten, Norway Share Posted on December 21, 2017 TORONTO — GLP Worldwide is offering qualified agents a fam trip and exclusive opportunity to what is considered by many the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Voyage’ along Norway’s coast.The fam trip is scheduled for May 6-16, 2018 on Hurtigruten’s MS Kong Harald. GLP is the Canadian representative for Hurtigruten, offering sailings that explore Norway, Antarctica, Greenland and Iceland as well as other polar expeditions.To register and more information: info.glpworldwide.com/2018-hurtigruten-fam-trip.Space is limited and the fam is for qualified agents only. Final pricing will be provided early in the new year and will cover transfers and train tickets per itinerary, one night hotel in Oslo, one night in Kirkenes and one night in Bergen, guided city tours per itinerary, Guest of Honour cards in Olso and Bergen and five nights accommodation with full board on the MS Kong Harald.“This is a special cruise – there is an onboard Expedition team who gives each passenger a deeper understanding and insight into the scenery, the culture and the marine and wildlife they will see on the voyage,” said Alan Law, GLP Worldwide’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “This cruise is all about interacting and experiencing first hand and not just observing.”More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsStarting above the Arctic Circle in Kirkenes, the cruise will sail down south along the fjord-filled coast of Norway visiting Trondheim, the North Cape and Bergen.The 590-passenger MS Kong Harald, refurbished in 2016, has three restaurants, a bakery, an ice cream bar, sauna, fitness room, two Jacuzzis, panorama lounge, sundeck and daily briefings and lectures.Prices exclude international airfare and taxes, items of a personal nature, travel insurance and gratuities. Included transfers are based on flight schedules as booked by GLP.To register and get more information for this limited space fam trip see info.glpworldwide.com/2018-hurtigruten-fam-trip.GLP notes that space is limited and only selected agencies will qualify for the fam. The company adds that all participants will be selected at GLP’s discretion. Payment in full is due once qualified agents have been selected. Airfare is confirmed on a first come, first served basis. Proof of trip cancellation insurance and out of country medical insurance is required. Norway cruise with new GLP Worldwide fam in May 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

first_img Posted by Wednesday, April 25, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Caesars Entertainment LAS VEGAS — Caesars Entertainment Corporation, best known for its gambling resorts in Vegas and Atlantic City, is making good on its plans to expand into new markets with non-gaming properties with news of a 500-room beachfront property coming to Los Cabos.The US$200 million luxury beach front hotel will be managed by Caesars Entertainment and developed by Mexico’s Grupo Questro.The resort represents Caesars’ first investment in Mexico. “Bringing Caesars Palace to Puerto Los Cabos will represent further progress on our strategy to expand the company’s non-gaming businesses into premiere resort and gateway destinations,” said Caesars Entertainment President and CEO, Mark Frissora.The non-gaming luxury beachfront hotel will feature 500 rooms and suites, a 40,000-square foot convention centre, a 25,000-square foot full service spa, three fine dining restaurants, an array of amenities including an entertainment venue, pools, cabanas, fitness centre, tennis courts and access to the two signature golf courses.The property will be situated in the Puerto Los Cabos Tourist Corridor and the San Jose del Cabo resort city on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthCaesars says Puerto Los Cabos is a prime market for these early days of Caesars’ expansion, with the number of airline passengers into the market up 40% since 2015 with the majority coming from the U.S. and Canada followed by Mexico.The announcement of the Puerto Los Cabos project follows last week’s announcement that Caesars Entertainment will manage two luxury hotels and a beach club at Meraas’ Dubai-based Bluewaters Island development. In late 2018, Bluewaters Island is expected to become home to Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai and Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, and will be the company’s first non-gaming resorts.center_img Caesars Entertainment takes on Mexico with new Los Cabos resort Travelweek Group Sharelast_img read more

first_imgRabiha Diab, the women’s affairs minister in the Palestinian self-rule government, said the killing of Zaboun, and the failure to prevent, it were troubling.“Every once in a while, there is a case that makes us feel worried and afraid that we are going back to square one (as women),” she said, noting that law enforcement agencies need to look at what they can do to protect women.She called for harsh punishment of Zaboun’s killer. “We should set an example because … he slaughtered her like a sheep,” she said.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) The case reverberated across Palestinian society because of the brutality of the attack. However, violence against women continues to be tolerated _ similar to attitudes in other parts of the Arab world _ and women’s rights activists say abusive husbands are rarely punished.Zaboun was regularly beaten by her husband, 32-year-old Shadi Abedallah, at times so severely that she had to be hospitalized, said Khaula al-Azraq, who runs a West Bank counseling center where Zaboun sought help.Even so, Abedallah was never arrested. Police only made him sign pledges he would stop hitting his wife, said al-Azraq, adding that Abedallah himself is a former police officer.Zaboun was killed after attending a hearing in her divorce case. She was walking on the steep paths of an open-air market _ not far from the Church of the Nativity, marking the traditional birthplace of Jesus _ when she was fatally slashed.On Wednesday, several dozen women staged a memorial for Zaboun in the Bethlehem market alley where she was killed, holding signs and chanting, “No to violence against women.” One sign read, “Shame on us Palestinians for killing our women.”Women have scored some breakthroughs in traditional Palestinian society in recent years, including gaining a greater role in public life. However, tribal laws still remain strong, and violence against women is generally viewed by police as an internal family matter. Al-Azraq said violence against women appears to be on the rise because of a deteriorating economic situation and because abusers don’t fear punishment.Last year, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed a decree that ended a long-standing practice of treating killings within a family with leniency. Justice Minister Ali Mohanna said such killings are now treated as any other slaying, and claims of assailants that they were protecting “family honor” are no longer taken into account.Zaboun’s husband could face life in prison if convicted, the minister said.Thirteen women were killed by family members or in suspicious circumstances blamed on relatives in 2011, said Farid al-Attrash of the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights. In 2012, 12 women were killed by relatives, including three in so-called “family honor” cases, he said. Those include suspected adultery and similar cases.Zaboun was married at age 17, and the couple has three children, ages eight, six and three. Al-Azraq said the beatings began immediately after the wedding.Abdel Fattah Hemayel, the district governor of Bethlehem, said the authorities stepped in at some point, attempting to solve what he described as a family dispute. He confirmed that the husband was asked to sign pledges to stop beating his wife. Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Comments   Share   New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, familycenter_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Associated PressBETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) – The brutal killing of a battered wife in front of horrified witnesses in an open-air Bethlehem market prompted angry accusations Wednesday that Palestinian police and courts ignore violence against women.Nancy Zaboun, a 27-year-old mother of three, had her throat slashed Monday after seeking a divorce from her abusive husband of 10 years. The husband was arrested at the scene and is the prime suspect, West Bank officials said. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

first_imgCollector sues to block daughter from selling Basquiat work by Karen Matthews, The Associated Press Posted May 4, 2018 1:01 pm PDT Last Updated May 4, 2018 at 1:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – A prominent art collector has filed a lawsuit against the auction house Sotheby’s to block his daughter from selling a masterpiece by Jean-Michel Basquiat that’s worth an estimated $30 million.Hubert Neumann’s lawsuit, filed Thursday in state supreme court in Manhattan, seeks to prevent his daughter Belinda Neumann from selling Basquiat’s 1983 painting “Flesh and Spirit.”Neumann’s wife, Dolores Ormandy Neumann, signed a will before her death in 2016 leaving most of her estate to Belinda Neumann and disinheriting her husband.Hubert Neumann, 86, is disputing the will, which he alleges is invalid because it was executed while his wife was receiving serious medical treatment.He also contends in his lawsuit that the Basquiat sale violates an agreement with the auction house that gave him a say in how works from his family’s collection are marketed.According to the lawsuit, Sotheby’s promised Neumann that it would seek his approval on “all matters relating to cataloging, placement, and exhibiting each and every work consigned.”The lawsuit charges that Sotheby’s capitalized on a “difficult family situation” by entering into an agreement with Belinda Neumann to sell the painting.The 12-foot-by-12-foot (3.6-meter-by-3.6-meter) painting is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York on May 16.Sotheby’s said in a statement that Neumann’s “eleventh hour claim” is entirely without merit.The auction house added, “We are confident that the ‘agreement’ Mr. Neumann relies on does not exist and the court will find in our favour and the auction will proceed as scheduled.”Belinda Neumann did not respond to a request for comment.The Brooklyn-born Basquiat rose to fame as a graffiti artist in the late 1970s. Dolores Neumann befriended Basquiat during his brief career, which ended with his death in 1988.Sotheby’s sold a Basquiat painting, “Skull,” for $110 million last year. The sale set an auction record for a work by an American artist.center_img FILE- In this April 9, 2018 file photo, a man looks at the painting entitled ‘Flesh and Spirit’ by Jean-Michel Basquiat, in London, Prominent art collector Hubert Neumann has filed a lawsuit against Sotheby’s auction house on Thursday, May 3, 2018, seeking to block the artist’s daughter from selling the masterpiece that’s worth an estimated $30 million. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File) last_img read more

first_imgThe UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Cyprus, Elizabeth Spahar, said on Tuesday she was continuing to talk with both sides as the issue of a possible dinner between the two leaders remains up in the air.Speaking to reporters outside the presidential palace in Nicosia after meeting for half an hour with President Nicos Anastasiades, Spehar said: “All I can say is that I continue to talk with both sides and as soon as there is more news I will definitely tell you.”The meeting was expected to focus on setting up a social dinner between Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.According to CNA a number of contacts have been held in recent weeks, but no there have been no developments as far as such a meeting is concerned.The leaders have not met since the Cyprus talks collapsed last July in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.Speaking after the meeting government spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said the UN was continuing its efforts to arrange a social meeting between the leaders.He said Anastasiades had reiterated to Spehar, his willingness to meet without preconditions on a social basis.“The efforts [of the UN] are continuing. We saw in recent months that there is a willingness to start a process on Cyprus again. Our response is a given,” said Prodromou.Anastasiades is due to be at the European Council meeting in Brussels on March 22 and 23. He is due to leave the island on Wednesday, according to the palace.EU leaders are expected to decide this week whether Ankara meets the conditions for convening a meeting on EU-Turkey relations in the Bulgarian city of Varna on March 26 or not.  In February, Anastasiades informed his EU counterparts about Turkey’s violations of the island’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) when it blockaded an ENI drillship.At the time, EU Council President Donald Tusk expressed solidarity with Cyprus and called on Turkey to terminate its activities. He also reiterated EU support for the sovereign right of Cyprus to explore and exploit its natural resources, in accordance with EU and international law, including the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.According to Tusk, Ankara’s actions contradicted Turkey`s commitment to good neighbourly relations and their normalisation with all member states and said the EU would assess Turkey’s behaviour at the March European Council as to whether the conditions were there to hold the Leaders` Meeting with Turkey in Varna on March 26.Asked on Tuesday if the government would request postponement of the Varna meeting, Prodromou, who will accompany the president to Brussels, said the last meeting, after which Tusk had spoken out, had been an informal meeting of the Council. “Mr Tusk announced that a final decision on an EU-Turkey meeting in Varna would be taken officially at the European Council meeting [this week],” said the spokesman. “The president has presented our positions at the informal meeting and the message came from Mr Tusk.” Prodromou added Anastasiades would submit Cyprus’ positions again in Brussels and seek the support and solidarity “of our partners”.  You May LikeTop Journey MagThe Do’s and Don’t’s When Choosing Your Outfit For A FlightTop Journey MagUndoTheHealthyLifeTips.com20 Advantages of Working Out RegularlyTheHealthyLifeTips.comUndoReport Globe8 Cutest Exotic Dog BreedsReport GlobeUndo Widowers threaten legal action over pensionsUndoFresh case of Blue Nile virus in northUndoKorkolis brings magic to the stageUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img