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first_imgArellano Lady Chiefs. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith three straight NCAA titles under its belt and four in the last five years overall, Arellano University has established a dynasty in the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Chiefs pulled off a “three-peat” on Tuesday after ending University of Perpetual Help’s dream run, 22-25, 25-15, 25-18, 25-18, in the winner-take-all Game 3.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Arellano head coach Obet Javier, however, is far from satisfied despite his team’s latest feat.“We’re going to try and extend this dynasty. We’re going to continue to improve. We got the three-peat but we’re not content, we’re still going to learn,” Javier said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Lady Chiefs are still going to have their core next year led by Regine Arocha and Nicole Ebuen with only Rhea Ramirez as their graduating player.Arocha just won her second consecutive Finals MVP award while Ebuen is fresh off an MVP season. Mark Abelardo eager to show Filipino fighting spirit in latest ONE assignment Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:15SC chief Peralta wants US-Marshall patterned security for PH judges02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgWhen Google introduced its Google Glass smart glasses four years ago, it turned to Glass-sporting sky divers buzzing a San Francisco convention center, Glass-adorned models at a glitzy fashion show and a Twitter campaign to notify early “Glass Explorers” of their luck in snagging a pair.This year, when Microsoft showed off an early edition of its HoloLens augmented-reality goggles, it took the opposite approach: targeting the software developers it needs to make the device useful. No stunts. No fashion spreads. No consumer marketing at all.The discreet launch reflects the daunting hurdles confronting the nascent industry of augmented reality, known in the industry as AR. Such devices overlay images as holograms onto a user’s real-life field of vision, with the goal of improving efficiency at businesses ranging from doctors’ offices to factory floors.Some industry veterans see it as an even bigger opportunity than its cousin, virtual reality, which completely immerses users in an artificial world. But early efforts around augmented reality, including Google Glass and Microsoft’s own predecessor to HoloLens called Kinect, have sputtered.”They’re taking a more measured approach with HoloLens, and it’s the right strategy,” said Tipatat Chennavasin, general partner at the Venture Reality Fund, which invests in augmented-reality and virtual-reality start-ups. “You don’t want to over hype it and get people very disappointed, and that’s what happened with Google Glass.”The market research consultancy Digi-Capital predicts the AR industry could be worth $90 billion annually by 2020. That’s triple the projections for total sales in virtual reality.advertisementAlso read: Microsoft’s HoloLens has edge over Google Glass Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Sony are among the many tech firms that are betting on augmented reality, virtual reality or both. The traditional methods of interacting with a computer – usually featuring a keyboard or a touch screen — will eventually seem quaint as these technologies proliferate, many in the industry believe.”Microsoft has a huge opportunity here, that is: to create a market for holographic, mixed reality and to dominate it,” said J.P. Gownder, an analyst at Forrester Research. Success, he said, would mean selling hundreds of thousands of units by the end of 2017 to businesses.But history suggests augmented and virtual reality still have along way to go.Virtual reality developers, newly energized by the release of Facebook’s Oculus headset, have focused on gaming, but no “killer app” — must-have software that motivates someone to buy a device — has yet emerged. Many users still experience problems with nausea, which plagued earlier virtual reality efforts.Google announced last week a big virtual reality initiative, and players in the space ranging from start-up Leap Motion to smartphone maker HTC have generated plenty of buzz. But many of the promised products have yet to hit the market.Augmented reality, meanwhile, seems destined at this stage for specialized niches in industries such as medicine and manufacturing. Google has shifted its focus too and no longer sells Glass to consumers, who found few useful things to do with the devices. Glass is still available to developers.Also read: With Daydream, Google shows its virtual reality vision “It took Google a long way to evolve to a more substantive approach,” said Ian Shakil, chief executive of Augmedix, a San Francisco startup that recently raised $17 million for a smart-glass system for doctors that automatically records patient data.Legacy of KinectThe HoloLens traces its lineage to Kinect, an add-on for Microsoft’s Xbox gaming console that was introduced in 2010. Kinect turned user gestures into commands, and deployed sensors and cameras to map the rooms where it was set up, creating the foundation for a more immersive gaming experience.Consumers liked Kinect, but it never lived up to its full potential, in part because it spawned no blockbuster games. Microsoft failed to persuade top gaming studios to invest seriously in Kinect, developers say, and by 2014 it was no longer being included with Xbox consoles.But the Kinect technology found a second life in the HoloLens, which enables users to control holograms through finger bends in a motion called the “air tap.” Kinect developer Alex Kipman and much of his team also led the creation of HoloLens.The new product, which sells in its developer version for $3,000, featured prominently at Microsoft’s recent software developers conference in San Francisco, with participants donning goggles to take a tour of Mars led by a hologram of astronaut Buzz Aldrin. They also played with the “air tap,” which controls a hologram’s movements much as a mouse manipulates icons on a computer screen.advertisementBut Microsoft makes it clear the playfulness takes a back seat to purpose. It plans to “cultivate a thriving developer community and to foster a vibrant app ecosystem,” according to a company spokesperson.Tim Gabrhel, a developer at IT consultancy Concurrency who attended the Build conference, talked about how useful HoloLens would be for maintaining industrial-scale printing equipment. Workers probing malfunctioning parts, he explained, could get tailored instructions beamed onto the screen, or perhaps a hologram of a skilled technician showing how to make repairs.Ronald van der Putten, a software architect at Honeywell, said the HoloLens could allow hands-free scanning in warehouses.Brandon Haase, an engineer at Valorem Consulting, said he could see uses in insurance: creating inventories of homeowners’ belongings by wearing a HoloLens during a walk-through of a house, for example.James Ashley, a software developer in Atlanta and an expert on Kinect, said Microsoft was aiming to “fix a mistake seen with the Kinect, that the Kinect was for gamers” only.”They’re trying to align this new technology with their core business” of building technology for corporations, he said.Eventually, perhaps some time in 2017, Microsoft will likely unveil a consumer version of HoloLens, said Gownder, the analyst.”Over time, less expensive hardware would create a larger market,” he said, adding he expected the first consumer HoloLens to be priced under $1,500.Also read: Google Daydream VR vision: With opportunity comes challengeslast_img read more

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first_imgIndia’s Rohan Bopanna and his doubles partner Florin Mergea advanced to the second round of Wimbledon but not before being tested by Marin Draganja and Nikola Mektic on Friday.The sixth-seeded Indo-Romanian pair laboured to a 7-5, 7-6 (8-6) win over unseeded Croatians. The match which lasted for 80-minutes featured only one break that came Bopanna and Mergea’s way in the 11th game of the opening set.Bopanna and Mergea went up 40-0 on their opponents’ serve and converted third third chance. They served out the set in the next game.The second too was very tight with both pairs holding serves. Eventually it was settled in the tie-breaker which was also tied 6-6 at one time. From there, Bopanna and Mergea took two straight points to seal their second round berth.(with PTI inputs)last_img read more

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first_imgChina’s number one boxer and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion Zulpikar Maimaitali has hit back at Vijender Singh ahead of Asia’s biggest showdown ‘Battleground Asia’, saying he will show the Indian knockout king what “Chinese are capable of”.Ahead of the bout, Vijender had trolled his Chinese opponent and said that he would try to finish the bout as soon as possible as “Chinese products don’t last long”.Replying to Vijender’s comments Maimaitiali said, “I will show Vijender what Chinese are capable of. We have shown India time and again what China is capable of, it is time that Vijender too learns his lesson. I am coming to your home Vijender on 5th August and will take back your belt along with mine. I am going to knock you out in the early rounds”.”I am fully prepared for this fight, this will be a big fight of my career as I am eying second belt of my pro career. I don’t think he ever stood a chance in front of me, he thinks I am a kid. I will show what this kid is made of,” he added.This fight between two top boxers of Asian subcontinent will decide the ‘King of Asia’.China’s undefeated star boxer has eight bouts under his name, same as Vijender. Zulpikar has five knock out wins and has fought 24 rounds. His last bout was with African boxer Thomas Mashali where he won his current title — WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion last year. Zulpikar turned towards professional boxing in April 2015.advertisementVijender, who remained unbeaten since his debut in professional boxing, has fought eight bouts, last one being against former world number one boxer Francis Cheka from Tanzania, where he defended his title.He clinched his first title in July 2016 against Kerry Hope of Australia, becoming the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Champion. In total, Vijender has fought eight bouts with seven of them being won by Knock-out.He has 30 rounds under his belt, which gives him a slight edge over his opponent, who has fought 24 rounds till now.The bout is scheduled to take place at NSCI in Mumbai on August 5.last_img read more

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first_imgGRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports WriterST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Not perfect, but good enough to avoid game-changing referee mistakes at the World Cup.Football’s governing body set out its aims for an experimental video review system ahead of live trials at the Confederations Cup starting on Saturday.“To eliminate a clear scandal in football, the mistake that after many years you still remember,” FIFA’s head of refereeing Massimo Busacca said Thursday of technology designed to help referees avoid and correct errors within seconds.FIFA wants video review approved next year before the World Cup to help decide key incidents: goals scored, penalty awards, red cards and cases of mistaken identity.Still, video-assisted decisions this month at the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea and international friendly matches have been widely debated.“I think the quality of the decisions are very high, never perfect,” FIFA technical director Marco van Basten said at a briefing in the St. Petersburg stadium that will host the Confederations Cup’s opening game and final.FIFA will also use the eight-nation World Cup rehearsal tournament to stress themes it wants to be more widely accepted in one year’s time, including more actual playing time.Referees must add more stoppage time for excessive goal celebrations and time-wasting by goalkeepers, because “the audience wants to see action,” Van Basten said.Video review, however, is likely to define refereeing success at a World Cup that kicks off just 18 months after the 2016 Club World Cup was the first FIFA tournament to have live trials.At the Under-20 World Cup, one decision causing confusion after advice from referee assistants watching replays was a red card for an Italy defender in a quarterfinals win over Zambia.The referee awarded a penalty for an apparent foul by the goalkeeper, then was told to award a free kick and send off the defender for a challenge seconds earlier. Replays provoked doubt if the Zambia forward was fouled at all.“We still have to improve of course,” said Busacca. “We are not afraid. We don’t have many hours to instruct but the top referees are really learning very fast.”The nine referees on FIFA duty in Russia includes Damir Skomina, the Slovenian who handled the Champions League final, and Mark Geiger of the United States, who worked at the 2014 World Cup. FIFA appointed 25 refereeing teams to the last World Cup.A lesson from South Korea — where 12 decisions were made on review in a 52-game tournament — is the need for faster judgments.“In some situations we are taking too long, we know,” acknowledged Busacca, who has previously set a target of six seconds.Busacca said FIFA also wants video review to be “an incredible tool of prevention” and singled out a red card at the Under-20 World Cup for an Argentina forward for striking an opponent with an elbow.“Be careful, a camera is following you,” Busacca said FIFA is telling players in Russia. “We are talking with teams —don’t do it.”Teams have also been warned that FIFA wants referees to be strict with players crowding around them to influence decision, and goalkeepers who hold the ball for more than six seconds.“We have asked referees to remind goalkeepers that this rule still exists,” said Van Basten, who showed footage of Italy’s goalkeeper taking 21 seconds to release the ball against Zambia.Van Basten said he believes “no one will complain” when referees add on longer periods of stoppage time, especially in the second half.While FIFA has learned from other sports which adopted video review much earlier, it is not ready to follow the NFL or rugby in having referees announce their decisions or be wired for sound to broadcast how they reach a decision.“We don’t have to explain immediately why we make a decision,” Van Basten said. “It is important to show it on the screens and let the people know what is the reason. That is enough.”TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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first_imgEverton Allardyce no longer interested in Everton job after slow progress Ben Spratt Last updated 1 year ago 21:44 11/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) SamAllardyce - cropped Getty Images Everton Premier League Crystal Palace v Everton The former England manager insists he is no longer interested in replacing Ronald Koeman at Goodison Park Sam Allardyce says he is no longer interested in the vacant Everton job as he did not feel wanted by the club.The former England manager has been out of work since quitting Crystal Palace at the end of last season, but he has been heavily linked with the role at Goodison Park, where David Unsworth has been in interim charge since Ronald Koeman was sacked last month.Everton 21/10 to win at Palace Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, it now appears unlikely that Everton will appoint Allardyce as he has decided to withdraw his name from consideration due to the club’s hesitation in negotiations.”[An offer] never materialised as I thought it would unfortunately,” Allardyce told talkSPORT. “For me, such a long time without a decision, I had to make a decision myself.”The decision is that it is probably better it wasn’t me. It is a fabulous football club. It would have been a fabulous job, but it just didn’t feel right.”I think when you’re sat in my position you want people to be decisive and feel like they want you. I didn’t quite get that feeling overall. They were hesitating that I was the man.”6 – Sam Allardyce is the only manager to have taken charge of as many as six different teams in the @PremierLeague. Medley. pic.twitter.com/HstfBYeJc3— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 23, 2017Everton are 15th in the Premier League table, two points clear of the bottom three, after dramatically beating Watford 3-2 in their last fixture.They face Allardyce’s former club Palace on Saturday. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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first_img But teachers and students didn’t like so much money and attention being given to the football program, when it’s needed in other areas.One Twitter thread that got a ton of notice involved an LSU professor complaining of having to clean his office with a vacuum he bought himself. This prompted a stern response from LSU quarterback Joe Burrow.Another student pointed to the school library looking like a mess due to donations being given to football over academics.This is our library: https://t.co/ZvqgNa5L8o pic.twitter.com/xHsV5qf5wO— Cat Mckinney (@catcmckinney) July 22, 2019It’s a controversial topic with the discussion often being held at many schools at all levels of education.One thing that isn’t in dispute though is just how darn gorgeous the new LSU football facility is. LSU cheerleaders run around the field with flags.BATON ROUGE, LA – NOVEMBER 13: Members of the Louisiana State University Tigers cheerleaders celebrate after a touchdown during the game against the University of Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at Tiger Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Tigers defeated the Warhawks 51-0. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)The new LSU football facility that was unveiled earlier this week attracted a lot of attention. But while most of that attention was directed at how beautiful the facilities were, others criticized it, saying the money (roughly $28 million in donations) could’ve been used better elsewhere (notably: academics).In response to the backlash, LSU revealed that it has done more than just upgrade the football facility. The school announced that renovations have come to several academic buildings as well.LSU is proud of the renovated football operations center, and we are equally proud of academic and student buildings we have recently renovated: Patrick F. Taylor Engineering facility, Ogden Honors College, Business Education Complex and Nicholson Gateway. LSU revealed a $28 million football facility over the weekend. The LSU football came equipped with sleeping pods, an executive chef, special lighting, and countless amenities.LSU is proud of the renovated football operations center, and we are equally proud of academic and student buildings we have recently renovated: Patrick F. Taylor Engineering facility, Ogden Honors College, Business Education Complex and Nicholson Gateway. https://t.co/7IFlqhx6P4 pic.twitter.com/bQeLgMABhZ— LSU (@LSU) July 24, 2019last_img read more

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first_imgErnest Fage, minister responsible for the Emergency MeasuresAct, has declared a provincial state of emergency as of 8:30a.m., today, Feb. 19. “The snow storm has closed most major highways creatingdangerous conditions for the public and severely restrictingemergency response across the province,” said Mr. Fage. “Thepublic is to stay indoors and off the roads so emergencyservices can respond to the storm when it is safe to do so.Public safety must be our number one concern.” The minister, during the state of emergency, has the authorityto do everything necessary to ensure the health and safety ofthe public and protection of property. Nova Scotia’s emergency operations centre has been activated. Nova Scotians should continue listening to their local mediaoutlets for further updates. -30-last_img read more

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first_imgAPTN National NewsAPTN Investigates reporter Kathleen Martens talks to anchor Dana Foster about the court order that’s holding up more than 50 IAP cases.last_img

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first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,309.99, up 100.86 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up $2.22, or 23.13 per cent, to $11.82 on 38 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up $2.63, or 8.84 per cent, to $32.37 on 8.8 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up $1.49, or 7.97 per cent, to $20.19 on 5.3 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down seven cents, or 2.31 per cent, to $2.96 on 4.8 million shares.Precision Drilling Corp. (TSX:PD). Oil and gas. Up 23 cents, or 6.04 per cent, to $4.04 on 3.7 million shares.Crescent Point Energy (TSX:CPG). Oil and gas. Up 44 cents, or 4.59 per cent, to $10.02 on 3.6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd. (TSX:DRT). Engineering, construction. Down $1.21, or 17.95 per cent, to $5.53 on 2.1 million shares. The Calgary-based company’s stock dropped after it made the surprise announcement its board had replaced founder Mogens Smed as CEO. A company press release presented the changes as part of succession planning with Smed staying on as executive chairman but, on a conference call, Smed said he had only learned of the changes last Friday and “haven’t really got a clue” what his new role will be.last_img read more

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first_imgSINGAPORE – Asian markets have bounced back from their retreat after the report of strong preliminary manufacturing data in Japan.KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 0.5 per cent to 22,130.30 as a private survey suggested a recovery in manufacturing in October. The Shanghai Composite index, which closed more than 2 per cent lower on Tuesday, jumped 1.5 per cent to 2,634.50 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index surged 0.9 per cent to 25,565.27. The Kospi in South Korea picked up 0.2 per cent to 2,109.66. Australia’s S&P-ASX 200 lost 0.1 per cent to 5,839.10. Shares were higher across the region apart from in Thailand.JAPAN FACTORY OUTLOOK: A rise in the preliminary, or “flash” purchasing manager’s index to 53.1 in October from 52.5 the month before raised hopes that recent sluggishness in manufacturing demand may have been transient. A revival in new export orders, to 51.7, a seven-month high, was viewed as especially good news given concerns over China-U.S. trade tensions. Readings above 50 in the survey indicate expansion.ANALYST’S VIEWPOINT: “Following a rather disappointing slew of PMI data over the third quarter, Japan’s manufacturing sector looks set to start Q4 on a more upbeat note. The latest survey indicated stronger expansions in all the key barometers of macroeconomic health,” Joe Hayes, economist at IHS Markit, which compiles the survey, said in a commentary.WALL STREET: U.S. indexes fell on Tuesday following a broad-sell off on softening growth in China and fears that tariff hikes are beginning to hurt corporate earnings. The S&P 500 index suffered its fifth-straight loss, dropping 0.6 per cent to 2,740.69. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 0.5 per cent to 25,191.43 and the Nasdaq composite fell 0.4 per cent to 7,437.54. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks was 0.8 per cent lower at 1,526.59.U.S. EARNINGS: Sentiment was dampened as large U.S. companies kicked off a busy earnings week with warnings of rising costs related to tariffs. Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar posted a larger profit and revenue than expected in the third quarter. But the company said Trump’s taxes on imported steel were driving up production costs, causing its shares to slip 7.6 per cent to $118.98. 3M, the maker of Post-it notes and ceramic coatings, reported disappointing revenues and said it anticipates about $100 million in extra costs next year. That sent its shares tumbling 4.4 per cent. The U.S. and China are locked in a trade dispute over technology and have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each other’s goods.ENERGY: Oil futures rose after the opening of a high-profile investment conference in Saudi Arabia, amid controversy surrounding the killing of a dissident journalist. Benchmark U.S. crude added 13 cents to $66.56 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 7 cents to settle at $66.43 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, gained 30 cents to $76.74 per barrel. In the previous session, it dropped $3.39 to $76.44 a barrel.CURRENCIES: The dollar strengthened to 112.56 yen from 112.42 yen on Tuesday. The euro eased to $1.1472 from $1.1473.___AP Business Writer Alex Veiga contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Jeff and Jacqui Parker returned to their Clifford Street home in Port Dover on Monday afternoon to what sounds like a crime scene.There was a broken window, torn drapes, destroyed blinds, furniture knocked over, and blood over the floor and walls.The intruder was a female deer in good condition.Just after 2 p.m., an alert citizen parked across the street at Len’s Mill Store alerted police after spotting the doe breaking into the house through the living room window while the Parkers were away.The family and OPP soon arrived on scene and carefully entered the house.“It was standing there looking at us,” Jacqui Parker explained. “It stayed there for about an hour and a half, didn’t show an inclination to move.”They soon enlisted in the services of Chantal Theijn, founder of Hobbitstee Wildlife Rescue in Jarvis.Theijn came up with a game plan, which included closing blinds to prevent the deer from seeing an alternative getaway. Two officers formed a wall at the front door and, while holding a laundry rack, Theijn guided the animal out the patio door at the rear of the residence.“It worked out well,” said Theijn. “The deer was actually remarkably calm, it makes me wonder if somebody in the area is feeding deer because it didn’t seem to be too put out by my presence within the room.”“One of the OPP officers said ‘she’s talking to it, she’s a deer whisperer’,” Parker laughed. “It must’ve worked.”Officers were able to track the animal as it safely made its way across Highway 6 and into a wooded area near Concession 2.“It’s very dangerous to scare a deer, they can literally scare themselves to death … so it was just really nice this deer managed to handle this in as stress-free a manner as possible, which will certainly benefit the recovery,” said Theijn.When the news hit social media, some guessed the doe was seeking a reprieve from dropping temperatures, but Theijn debunked that theory.“It’s more or less a deer finding itself in an unusual location and getting spooked,” said Theijn, adding these situations take place a couple times per year locally. “Deer are pretty much unaffected by this kind of weather. Right now, because it hasn’t been cold for an extended period of time, there’s plenty of food for them.”Theijn said the alert citizen making the call did the right thing by notifying OPP and residents finding themselves in a similar predicament should do the same.“Do not make these efforts yourself,” she continued. “Adult deer can injure you in horrible, horrible ways. Those nimbly little legs are extremely strong, those feet are very sharp and the injuries you can get as a result are dangerous. This is really a situation you have to understand how these animals move and what makes them move.”The Parkers spent the rest of the day sweeping up shards of glass and cleaning their furniture – a nuisance to be sure, but they were glad everything worked out. The family thanked both the OPP and Theijn for their efforts, as well as the citizen who notified police.“I was happy not to see any severe injuries,” Parker said. “With the amount of blood we saw, we didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t want it to have to be put down.”“The cats were traumatized but they showed up later, they were OK.”jrobinson@postmedia.com read more

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first_imgVisitors at Kew Gardens braving the hottest weather Tuesday was the hottest day of the year so far, the Met Office has confirmed, as temperatures rocketed past 34C (93F). A temperature of 34.4C was recorded at Gravesend in Kent, making it the hottest September day since 1911. Heathrow and Kew Gardens followed as they both recorded temperatures of 32.8C at lunchtime.  When you step outside today and it feels like you’re stumbling through the deserts of Tatooine #heatwave pic.twitter.com/PGviTedehB— Star Wars UK (@StarWarsUK) 13 September 2016 “There are some torrential downpours passing through parts of the country at the moment but they will ease probably in the next two hours.”Manchester City’s Champions League clash with Borussia Monchengladbach has been postponed – with pictures showing huge amounts of water on the pitch. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain for the North West, North East, Yorkshire and into parts of Scotland saying the deluge could cause flash flooding and travel disruption. The weather in London is so perfect today. See you outside.— Peter Smith (@OneMorePeter) September 13, 2016 Meteorologist Mark Wilson said “there has been a lot of rain in a very short space of time” in the North West – along with “a lot” of thunder and lightning.”Prestbury has had 32.4mm of rain in an hour – which is pretty exceptional,” he added. “The warning we put out does talk about the risk of up to 30mm in an hour. Did someone say ice-lolly treats? What better way to cool off on the hottest day in September since 1949! #heatwave pic.twitter.com/gFZf3ygkRE— ZSL London Zoo (@zsllondonzoo) 13 September 2016 Others were fed up with the constant updates and reminded those not living in London that elsewhere it was raining:  Today is set to stay hot across the country! Help your cool cats enjoy the late summer sun: https://t.co/pMxp95bHsH pic.twitter.com/IItp8AV6Rt— RSPCA (@RSPCA_official) 13 September 2016 Thunder and lightning over ManchesterCredit:Richard Amofa Now that was some rain! ☹️ #cityvbmg #mcfc pic.twitter.com/ugoGJEOl3O— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 13, 2016 When you forget to check the forecast and arrive at work layered up #heatwave https://t.co/IX988H5FOD pic.twitter.com/iaDlbhUqtE— Tate (@Tate) 13 September 2016 🌡Heathrow and Kew Gardens have recorded a temperature of 32.8 °C, making it the hottest September day since 1949🌡 #heatwave— Met Office (@metoffice) September 13, 2016 Punters on the River Cam in CambridgeCredit:David Rose “Most heat disorders occur because someone has been over-exposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition,” he said. “Simple steps such as avoiding exposure to the hottest time of the day, drinking plenty of fluids and even simply wearing a hat on hot days can all make a real difference. Manchester Airport also tweeted saying: “The adverse weather continues to affect flights. Please contact your airlines for specific inquiries.”Chaos also ensued on the Manchester Metrolink network with various lines suspended throughout the evening as the rain fell on the region. In a tweet the travel company provider said the weather affected their “comms, substations and trams”.Elsewhere in the country, West Midlands Fire Service said it was called to three different houses affected by lightning, and in Cornwall and Devon the heavy downpours also caused flooding in parts.It was a different story for most of the South, which basked in a heatwave. A heatwave alert is triggered when the daily maximum temperature is expected to exceed the average by 5C (9F) for more than two consecutive days.  Even in the South East, the average September maximum is only 18.9C ( 66F) so the soaring temperatures are well beyond what is needed to trigger a heatwave. Sunbathers enjoy the warm weather at Green Park in LondonCredit:ANDY RAIN Outside in the midst of a #heatwave with no ice cream van visit this week like #ButWhyIsTheIceCreamGone pic.twitter.com/W1MTxaHPU3— Sea of Thieves (@SeaOfThieves) 13 September 2016 Sunbathers enjoy the warm weather at Green Park in London Some people got a bit apocalyptic …And there was plenty of advice on looking after pets in hot weather How to stay chic during a September heatwave Hot enough for you, Earthlets? Cool off with a FREE Alan Moore ‘Future Shock’! https://t.co/O8eaDqiy52 pic.twitter.com/taUcDhf3Mv— 2000 AD (@2000AD) 13 September 2016 Supporeters of Borussia Moenchengladbach look on in the rain prior to the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Manchester City FC and VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach at Etihad Stadium Hot in London today. Lunchtime run nearly meant a by-election in #Plymouth pic.twitter.com/78W2JN8CRB— Johnny Mercer MP (@JohnnyMercerMP) September 13, 2016 I am too ginger for this weather #heatwave— Louise Haigh MP (@LouHaigh) September 13, 2016 On my lunch break, thoroughly enjoying the #heatwave in Bath today.. pic.twitter.com/nyiBq6VL0S— George Aylett 🌹 (@GeorgeAylett) September 13, 2016 “As we’re in September, the sun may not be as strong but the temperature is still high. People will be losing fluids more quickly, especially if they’re exercising outside, so it’s important to keep hydrated.”If someone does become dehydrated give them plenty of fluids to drink. Water is good, but coconut water, milk and even tea will do the trick.”The weather also prompted two hedgehog orphanages to issue a warning, urging residents to leave out shallow bowls of water for the animals.  The wildlife orphanage wrote on Twitter: “Hot weather this week, so please leave a shallow bowl of water for young hedgehogs who’ve just left mum.”  The weather caused a stir on social media, with hundreds of people commenting on the unexpectedly hot temperatures, which make some parts of Britain hotter than Bangkok, Ibiza and Marrakesh.Lots of people welcomed the high temperatures and the fact that they could eat lunch outside:  Supporeters of Borussia Moenchengladbach look on in the rain prior to the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Manchester City FC and VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach at Etihad StadiumCredit:Getty Elsewhere on Twitter:Branded accounts hopped on the #heatwave bandwagon Share & RT!Your #pets really suffer in a #heatwave🐾🐾#hottestdayoftheyear #doglover #animalsarefamily #thepetreader pic.twitter.com/noSrMDuNfu— The Pet Reader™️ (@ThePetReader) 13 September 2016 Thunder and lightning over Manchester London mid-September and it’s 31C outside. Shorts weather. WOW.— T (@burukuru) September 13, 2016 When you hear the ice cream van coming in a #heatwave. #AutumnVibes pic.twitter.com/No7v1cP9Aj— ITV2 (@itv2) 13 September 2016 Large parts of England were placed on heatwave alert, the first time Public Health England has ever issued a warning in September, with hot and humid weather forecast for the next few days. Heading into Wednesday the Met Office said it would be a drier day across the country, with another warm day expected in the South East – where the mercury could reach into the low 20s or up to 30C (86F).However, there was a striking North/South divide as parts of northern England and Scotland suffered bad flooding. How do you keep a hot dog cool? The lovely folks at @BDCH have got the #heatwave sorted! 🐶🍦 pic.twitter.com/wwyRFkckzZ— BBC Three (@bbcthree) September 13, 2016 In this hot weather, ensure pets don’t overheat through overexertion. Fetch should be conducted like this. #heatwave pic.twitter.com/WFTY7Oj6MJ— Dick King-Smith HQ (@DickKingSmith) 13 September 2016 Who else is feeling the heat today? #hottestdayoftheyear #heatwave #BWAAAH pic.twitter.com/hW9WLTP3uW— Ubisoft UK (@UbisoftUK) 13 September 2016 Humans are crawling into fridges. Snails are in flames. Birds are walking. Bins are actually melting. #heatwave pic.twitter.com/o5C08Cg7dJ— craig stone (@craigstone_) 13 September 2016 I’m not saying this #heatwave is hot but this just happened. pic.twitter.com/BCOcPlHYJA— Tiernan Douieb (@TiernanDouieb) 13 September 2016 I know it’s all about #weather but huge thunderstorms, hail and power cuts in #verwood #Dorset and unbelievable head in #London #crazyday— Laura Castell (@ljcastell) September 13, 2016 Visitors at Kew Gardens braving the hottest weatherCredit:Paul Grover Dr Thomas Waite, of the Extreme Events team at PHE, said: “Because the heat is going to arrive very soon, think today about what you can do, and for those around you, to stay cool during the daytime and particularly at night.“For some people, such as older people, those with underlying health conditions and those with young children, summer heat can bring real health risks.  Punters on the River Cam in Cambridge The current heatwave warnings have only been in place since 2012, but this is the first September warning so far.Joe Mulligan, head of first aid education at the British Red Cross, warned Britons to stay indoors at lunchtime and drink plenty of fluids. It’s hotting up this week with temps of 31°C in East Anglia and SE Eng! https://t.co/gOgs9OLbqi pic.twitter.com/gzztN34Uey— MeteoGroup UK (@WeatherCast_UK) September 12, 2016 “To keep homes and sleeping areas cool at night remember to close curtains on windows that face the sun during the day, once the sun is off windows open them up to get a breeze and think about turning off electrical devices all over the home as they can generate unwanted heat too.” Thank God everyone is posting screenshots of weather forecasts on facebook. I was beginning to worry I wouldnt know how hot London is today— Lush Juan (@ClassicWillard) September 13, 2016 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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first_imgClick here for larger imageAn outside vendor is selling the item on Wal-Mart’s marketplace, but many people still found the poster ironic.“Quite possibly the only thing funnier than being able to purchase a Ché Guervara tee shirt at a big box chain store would be the ability to buy a panoramic poster featuring Occupy Wall Street’s encampment in Lower Manhattan from that chain,” wrote Andrew Kirell at Mediaite.This is the best quality image of the poster we could get:- Ashley Lutz.Read: More than 80 arrested at ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest>Read: Occupy Dame Street protesters taking part in global day of action> How to delete a PlayStation 4 user account, if you’ve run out of space for accounts Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens left a message from beyond the grave touting his Twitter rivalry with Drake and his favorite life lessons OCCUPY WALL STREET was a movement protesting the greed of big corporations – including Wal-Mart.Now, in an ironic twist, Wal-Mart is selling a poster portraying the protests in New York City.Here’s a screengrab from Wal-Mart’s website:center_img Stocks finished mixed as the Fed remains divided over further rate cuts I tried KFC’s new fried-chicken-and-doughnut sandwich, and it’s a near-perfect answer to the craze over the sold-out Popeyes sandwich (YUM) last_img read more

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first_imgBRIAN O’DRISCOLL HAS moved to nip World Cup 2015 speculation in the bud by declaring ‘one more year’ means just that.The Leinster centre, who has recovered from his back spasm and hopes to start Saturday’s Pro12 Final against Ulster, fronted his team’s press briefing at UCD today. O’Driscoll declared he had shot all talk of staying on after 2013/14 down during his interview on the Second Captain’s podcast.The IRFU announced last Thursday that the Dubliner had signed a one-year contract extension but, with the World Cup kicking off in England in September 2015, inevitable speculation linked a fit O’Driscoll to a final Webb Ellis tilt.He told TheScore.ie, “I’ve signed for one more year and, as far as I’m concerned, that will be that.”The 34-year-old said he was sick of answering the same questions about his future all season and added ‘you get sick of your own voice giving the same answers’.He added, “Once I was able to say what the season, definitively, was, it was a big relief because I know exactly what’s coming next year.”Asked if he was happy to be fit again, after missing the Amlin Cup Final, O’Driscoll remarked, “Genie, my sole focus right now is getting right for a Rabo Final. You work all season to get to this point and we’ve felt a fair bit of pain [losing league finals] over the last three seasons around the Saturday afternoon of this time of the year.“We want to put that right and though it isn’t technically a home venue for us, it is home.”With regard to Ulster being the home team for the final, Leinster manager Guy Easterby confirmed that Mark Anscombe’s men, who topped the league standings, did not seek to shift the Blues from their home dressing room.Forwards coach Jono Gibbes added it was “unlikely” that Sean O’Brien would feature in the Saturday clash with Ulster.It would be devastating if Leinster lost the Pro12 Final – Cian HealyUlster’s landmark season ‘all for nothing’ if final is lost, says Bestlast_img read more

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first_imgDr Anna Ahimastos, a much-respected researcher working for Melbourne’s Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, has admitted to making up data in a medical study.A member of the Australian Society for Medical Research, in 2010 Dr Ahimastos was named a ‘Tall Poppy’ – an Australian Institute of Policy and Science campaign which recognises scientific excellence.Dr Ahimastos has admitted fabricating research published in two major international medical journals – for the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the American Heart Association.A statement published in the journals said the Melbourne researcher was solely responsible for data collection and the integrity of the study, which showed that the blood pressure drugs Ramipril and Prilace alleviated pain in patients suffering from peripheral arterial disease.The paper based on the study was retracted after an internal analysis by Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute “revealed anomalies that triggered an investigation which resulted in an admission of fabricated results by Dr Ahimastos”.Institute spokesperson Dr Bronwyn Kingwell told reporters the organisation took action as soon as the fabrication came to light. “Dr Ahimastos admitted to fabricating records for some patients,” she said.“These actions compromised the overall findings of the study and so we moved quickly to correct the public record by retracting the relevant papers.”Dr Virginia Barbour, chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics, told the ABC that while corrections were common in academic journals, a full retraction of a paper was more rare.“If you talk to academics nowadays, there is a real publish-or-perish culture,” she said.“We do feel one of the problems is that authors are pressured to publish, and publish in very high journals.”Dr Barbour said there were cases of substantial misconduct where grants had to be handed back. Dr Ahimastos has resigned from her position at the National Centre of Research Excellence for Peripheral Arterial Disease.Source: ABC Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram After years of boggling the minds of Greek archaeologists, a 7,000-year-old bird-like statue has been put on display at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens as part of ‘The Unseen Museum’ exhibition. Referred to as the ‘7,000-year-old enigma’, the statue from the late Neolithic period is very unique. Standing at 36 centimetres, it is bigger than statues from the period which have rarely been found exceed 35 centimetres, and is carved out of hard rock, despite metal tools not being available at the time, rather than the more common soft stone. What also continues to puzzle archaeologists is the sex of the figure.“It could depict a human-like figure with a bird-like face, or a bird-like entity,” museum archaeologist Katya Manteli told Reuters.“The enigma has to do with [the fact] that we cannot identify with clarity its sex. It could be a pregnant figure but there are no breasts. On the other hand it lacks male organs so it is presented as an asexual figure.”Also unsure of its exact origins in Greece, experts have narrowed it down to the region of either Macedonia or Thessaly.The enigma has been put on display as part of a monthly exhibition showcasing artefacts from the museum’s closed storerooms each month, which has close to 200,000 antiquities hidden from public view on any given day.last_img read more

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first_imgThe pair have teamed up for several hits, including “Rebel Yell,” “White Wedding” and “Dancing With Myself,” which they’ll perform along with deeper album cuts and “songs that influenced them,” according to a statement. Idol will also be delivering “spoken-word interludes.”The run of shows kicks off Mar. 3 in Vancouver, making stops in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, New York, Washington D.C. and more, closing out in Red Bank, N.J. on Apr. 4. Prior to the string of duo dates, Idol will embark on his second Las Vegas residency at The Pearl Theatre at Palms Casino Resort on Jan. 18 with Stevens and a full band backing him.Idol earned his first GRAMMY nomination in 1984 for “Rebel Yell” for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male, a category he’s been nominated in twice since for “To Be A Lover” and “Cradle Of Love.” Stevens won a GRAMMY for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, (Orchestra Group Or Soloist) for 1986’s “Top Gun Anthem” from the film by the same name.Tickets for the Turned On, Tuned In and Unplugged tour go on sale Friday, Jan. 18.King Crimson Tour And Special Releases Celebrate Band’s 50th AnniversaryRead more Twitter News For the first time as a duo, Idol and Stevens will hit the road for 15 shows on the Turned On, Tuned In And Unplugged TourNate HertweckGRAMMYs Jan 17, 2019 – 12:11 pm GRAMMY-nominated punk rocker Billy Idol and his GRAMMY-winning sidekick guitarist Steve Stevens have announced a 15-date tour together, marking the first time the longtime collaborators will hit the road as a duo. Billy Idol & Steve Stevens Team Up For Tour billy-idol-and-steve-stevens-team-north-american-tourcenter_img Billy Idol And Steve Stevens Team Up For North American Tour Facebook Email last_img read more

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first_imgSrikakulam: Old students of NTR Municipal High School in Srikakulam city vowed to develop the school on all fronts. The old students of different batches and association representatives organised a meeting on the school campus on Sunday. On the occasion, the new body elected for Old Students’ Association. Prof H Lajipathi Rai, who served as VC of BR Ambedkar University, Etcherla previously, was elected as honorary president. VGK Murthy was elected as president, J Bhima Sankara Rao as general secretary T Balamurali Krishna as organising secretary, JSS Prakash Rao was elected as treasurer and ten others elected as body members. Speaking on the occasion, honorary president Lajipathi Rai announced that they will put pressure on officials for quick completion of new building works and planned to meet district collector and other concerned officials.last_img read more

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first_img 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 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.  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 | 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 | 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 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 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 News | July 29, 2010 ASTRO introduces Radiation Oncology MarketPlace for Equipment, Services Related Content July 29, 2010 – The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has launched the Radiation Oncology MarketPlace to provide radiation oncology treatment team members with the ability to search for radiation oncology vendors, products and services in a centralized location. Vendors also benefit by listing their company information on a site created specifically for their target customer.Customers can search by type of equipment, vendor location or ASTRO membership status (e.g., exhibitor, Ambassador or Corporate member) and be directed to relevant company profiles that include website links and contact information. Suppliers are able to upload basic company contact information for free, with the option to upgrade available.For more information: www.astro.org/Membership/MemberBenefits FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 | 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 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 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 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 last_img read more

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