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BC police officers detained in Cuba have returned home their families say

first_imgVANCOUVER — The families of two British Columbia police constables who had been detained in Cuba following an assault allegation say they have been declared innocent and returned home.In a statement posted to Facebook, the families of Mark Simms with the Vancouver police and Jordan Long of nearby Port Moody say they have “profound gratitude” for the two men’s return to Canadian soil.In April, British Columbia’s deputy police complaint commissioner said the men were arrested mid-March in Veradero following allegations that an Ontario teenager was assaulted while vacationing in the same area.The Port Moody Police Department says in a statement that one of its members was acquitted in November by a Cuban judiciary regarding allegations of being an accessory to a sexual assault.The department says the member’s travel restriction remained in place as the Cuban prosecution appealed the verdict, and it learned on Friday that the appeal was rejected and the acquittal upheld.Vancouver police say they have been in touch with their member who was detained in Cuba and can confirm he is home, but would not provide additional details.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Stocks are uneven on a mix of corporate earnings

NEW YORK — Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street Thursday following a mixed bag of corporate earnings and as concerns linger over trade and economic growth.Facebook jumped after reporting solid results for its fourth quarter, helping to lift the Nasdaq composite. General Electric soared after reporting growth in key segments. Microsoft, Hershey and Visa fell.Economic reports in Europe and China pointed to slower growth, and debate over Britain’s exit from the European Union continued with no resolution in sight.Trade talks between the U.S. and China entered a second day. President Donald Trump is voicing optimism before he meets with representatives from China, but said there would be “no final deal” until he sits down with Chinese President Xi Jinping.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index rose 7.4 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 7,248 as of 10:05 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 117 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 24,895. The Nasdaq composite climbed 65 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 7,248.LIKE: Facebook beat Wall Street’s profit and revenue forecasts, despite an increase in spending on privacy and security. The stock rose 12 per cent to $168.64.The social media company has been plagued by privacy scandals and the threat of regulation, but those haven’t appreciably slowed its expansion. Its user base grew to 2.32 billion, up 9 per cent from a year earlier and higher than analysts’ forecasts.It’s a marked difference from last July, when the company warned of slowing revenue growth and suffered a 19 per cent drop in value. That marked the worst drop in stock market history.GENERAL ELECTRIC: The industrial conglomerate reported mixed results for the fourth quarter, but revenue and profit was still higher across most of its segments. The company has been cutting costs and spinning off units for years in an effort to boost its bottom line.The stock rose 15 per cent to $10.48.The company also reached a $1.5 billion settlement with the Department of Justice over its subprime mortgage business before the 2008 financial crisis.MICROSOFT: The technology giant swung to a profit in its latest quarter profit, driven by revenue growth at its cloud-computing platform. The results beat forecasts, but the company’s key personal computing segment fell short of forecasts. The stock fell 2.6 per cent to $103.61.The company is trying to rival Amazon as a cloud-computing provider with its Azure platform. That platform saw 76 per cent revenue growth during the most recent quarter.US-CHINA TRADE: Trade talks continue Thursday between the U.S. and China. The high-level talks are aimed at settling a months’ long trade war that has raised fears of slower economic growth. Industrial and technology companies have warned about slowing sales because of the trade impasse.EUROPEAN GROWTH: Investor sentiment was hit in Europe after official data showed the 19-country eurozone economy grew only 0.2 per cent in the fourth quarter from the previous three-month period. Italy fell into recession, darkening the outlook for the country, where the populist government has been in a dispute with EU officials over its spending plans.OVERSEAS: Germany’s DAX fell 0.9 per cent. The CAC 40 in France fell 0.2 per cent. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 1.6 per cent. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index gained 1.1 per cent. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong climbed 1.1 per cent.Damian J. Troise, The Associated Press read more

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Partnership Forum spotlights UNs catalytic role in multistakeholder engagement for 2030 Agenda

“To successfully implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we must swiftly move from commitments to action,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message delivered on his behalf by David Nabarro, Special Adviser on the 2030 Agenda. “And, to do that, we need strong, inclusive and integrated partnerships at all levels.”The UN system will act as “a catalyst and facilitator, supporting initiation of efforts, including multi-stakeholder platforms, forums for accounting and review, and monitoring and impact measurement,” he said.The theme of today’s Forum is ‘From commitments to results: Leveraging partnerships for the 2030 Agenda.’ Since 2008, ECOSOC’s Partnership Forum has brought together stakeholders, particularly from business and foundations, to discuss with governments ways in which to engage in support of the internationally agreed development goals.With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships looms even larger. There is general consensus that partnerships will play a crucial role in promoting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to which all countries aspire.The UN chief said that the partnerships that work best are those with a clear vision, effective internal governance structures, commitment by all partners and trust among all involved. In that regard, multi-stakeholder working is increasingly demonstrating its value, and Governments will have a critical role to play in their governance.Breaking traditional silosECOSOC President Oh Joon also said that multi-stakeholder partnerships will be key for the implementation of 2030 Agenda.Governments, UN, civil society, private sector, philanthropic community and academia “must break down traditional silos” for more and better cross-sectoral decision-making and solutions, he stressed, noting that partnerships must leverage the interlinkages between their goals and targets to enhance their effectiveness and impact.ECOSOC is mandated to serve as the platform to review global partnerships. The body engages non-governmental actors in UN’s work and coordinates the activities of the UN development system.Since 2008, the Council has placed increased emphasis on ways to mobilize partnerships in support of the international development agenda. As such, it is uniquely situated to provide guidance on partnership initiatives or commitments to support the implementation of UN mandates, he said.General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft also delivered a statement. A keynote address was given by Princess Haya Al Hussein, UN Messenger of Peace and Chairperson of International Humanitarian City. read more

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Ohio State mens basketball rebounds from loss rolls Michigan 7152

OSU freshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) attempts a shot over Michigan sophomore guard Derrick Walton Jr. (10) during a game on Jan. 13 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 71-52. Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternFor the second night in a row, an Ohio State team put forth an impressive performance on national TV.However, there might not be any couches or dumpsters harmed this time around.The OSU men’s basketball team soundly defeated Michigan, 71-52, Tuesday night to bounce back from a close loss over the weekend at Indiana.“We just wanted to send a message,” senior forward Sam Thompson said. “Coming off of this weekend, we wanted to have a good performance, a good bounce back performance on both ends for 40 minutes. For about 36 minutes we did it, so we’re happy with today.”OSU (14-4, 3-2), which had trailed at the half in three of its first four conference games, appeared to be heading toward another lackluster opening period. However, the Buckeyes turned on the gas midway through the stanza and did not let up.After Michigan (10-7, 3-2) hit five of its first seven field goal attempts to begin the game, the Buckeyes clamped down defensively, holding the Wolverines to 28.8 percent shooting for the remainder of the matchup. After falling behind, 12-9, early, the Buckeyes used a 15-2 run to open up a double-digit lead.OSU worked the ball both inside and out in the first half, scoring 18 points in the paint alongside a trio of makes from outside the arc to take a 39-24 lead at the break.Thompson said the team came in determined from the opening tip to impose its will on its rival.“No matter what lineup they had on the floor, no matter what lineup we had on the floor, we wanted to show that we were the better team, and we wanted to do it decisively,” he said.Michigan coach John Beilein said OSU played well in the opening half, but it was more a function of the Wolverines coming out slowly.“The first half, we just didn’t play well,” Beilein said. “We didn’t play well, and they played very well, and we’re better than that.”Each of the eight Buckeyes to see the floor in the first half made at least one field goal, led by 10 points from freshman guard D’Angelo Russell and eight from Thompson. Freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate added six points in the half on a perfect 3-of-3 shooting.Michigan sophomore guard/forward Zak Irvin scored eight points early in the contest to lead the Wolverines, but failed to score over the final 15:48 of the half.“We knew we wanted to control the game on the defensive end,” Thompson said.The Buckeyes picked up where they left off in the second half, if not more overwhelming to the Wolverines on both ends.OSU coach Thad Matta said he stressed to his players to come out of the locker room aggressively and not be satisfied with the halftime margin.“As we tried to tell our guys at halftime, Michigan has been in this type of situation,” he said. “So we said, ‘Hey, look, by no stretch is this game over with, we can’t let them get comfortable, we can’t let them get on a roll,’ and I thought our guys did a good job with that.”The Buckeyes obliged to the coach’s pleas, kicking off the half with a 13-0 run, highlighted by a transition alley oop thrown down by Thompson, his third slam of the game.“I think they’ve been down 10 or 15 points every game for the last four games in the second half, and they’ve come back to send it to overtime or win in three of them, so we knew the game wasn’t over at halftime, we knew they were still very capable of making a run,” Thompson said. “We really wanted to come out and set the tone, send a message, and finish the game strong.”Michigan went on an 8-0 run after trailing by as much as 28 in the second half, but was unable to get within any sort of real striking distance.Russell was the Buckeyes’ leading scorer with 21. The Louisville, Ky., native also added four rebounds and six assists.Russell said he has not been happy with his consistency this season, but continues to push himself to improve, even after a strong performance like Tuesday night.“I’m in the gym constantly, getting extra reps,” Russell said. “I don’t know what I shot tonight, but I’ll definitely be in the gym tonight, just getting extra reps.”Thompson and senior center Amir Williams scored in double figures as well, with 12 and 10, respectively.For the game, OSU held margins of 11-2 in steals, 36-20 in points in the paint and 19-2 in fast break points.Tate left the game during the first half with an apparent ankle injury after landing on a defender’s foot following a made layup. He was able to limp to the locker room under his own power, and returned to the game in the second half.Redshirt-senior forward Anthony Lee missed the game with what Matta called a midsection injury suffered during the morning shootaround. Matta said he was considered questionable for the game, but was not needed.Junior guard Caris LeVert, who came into the game leading Michigan in scoring, rebounding and assists for the season, tallied a team-high 14 points, but managed only two rebounds and one assist.Matta credited the defensive performance of Thompson in limiting the 2014 All-Big Ten second team selection’s effectiveness.“I thought Sam did a great job,” Matta said. “LeVert is a tremendous basketball player, and he can get you so many different ways … Sam Thompson did a heck of a job tonight.”Irvin was second in Michigan scoring with 11 points.The win snapped OSU’s three-game losing streak to the Wolverines, including a pair of defeats last season.OSU’s next matchup is set to come Saturday at Iowa. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Iowa City, Iowa. read more

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Football Ohio State looks to make it six straight wins against rival

OSU redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) pushes past Michigan defenders during the second half of the Buckeyes’ 30-27 win on Nov. 26. Credit: Lantern File Photo“The Game” returns Saturday.Having already punched its ticket to the Big Ten Championship game, No. 9 Ohio State (9-2, 7-1 Big Ten) will travel north to take on its rival, No. 24 Michigan (8-3, 5-3 Big Ten), to finish the regular season. The two teams will clash for the first time since the first-ever overtime game between the rivals last season in which Ohio State won 30-27 on a walk-off touchdown in double-overtime by H-back Curtis Samuel. Ohio State offense vs. Michigan defenseOne of the top offenses in the country will square off against one of the top defenses in the nation Saturday, with Ohio State’s potent offense (third in the nation in scoring) and Michigan’s stout defense (11th in the nation in fewest points allowed) pinned against one another. The heart and soul of the Wolverines’ defense this season has been its ability to stifle opposing aerial attacks. Michigan’s top-ranked pass defense has allowed 144.4 yards per game and the third-fewest yards per attempt at 5.7. Only once this season has Michigan allowed more than 200 passing yards and it has yet to allow multiple passing touchdowns in a single game.That passing defense has been carried by the performance of two of its starting safeties, Khaleke Hudson and Tyree Kinnel. The pairing are No. 2 and 3 in total tackles on the team, respectively, and both have a pair of interceptions so far this season. Hudson also has forced two fumbles while Kinnel returned an interception for a touchdown. This secondary will be tested Saturday, however, against the top passing offense it will face all season. Before Ohio State, only Penn State cracked the top 25 in passing yards per game at No. 24, and Ohio State sits firmly six places ahead of them at No. 18. The Penn State offense put up 282 passing yards and a touchdown against Michigan’s defense.Michigan’s front seven, led by Butkus semifinalist linebacker Devin Bush, defensive tackle Maurice Hurst and defensive end Rashan Gary, will apply pressure to the offensive line and quarterback J.T. Barrett. The Wolverines are tied for seventh in sacks per game with 3.27, and Bush, Hurst and Hudson all have more than five sacks. However, Ohio State’s offense has gone away from the passing game lately, posting its two fewest pass attempts over the past two games. That is why so much of this game will come down to Michigan’s ability to stop the run. The Wolverines have been one of the top teams in the nation at stopping the run, allowing the 15th-fewest yards per game (116.8) and 17th-fewest yards per carry (3.41). However, that rush defense has been either boom or bust for the Wolverines this season. It has often been suffocating, allowing just 11 yards on 27 attempts to Florida and less than 100 yards in five other games. At times, it also has been exposed. Michigan has allowed more than 150 yards on the ground five times, including a 224-yard, five-touchdown outburst from Penn State, led by its star running back Saquon Barkley. That has been a trend for the Wolverines this season. They have have allowed an average of 3.13 yards per carry to unranked opponents, but 4.9 yards per carry to ranked opponents. And against the Buckeyes, they will be tasked with trying to stop the second-best rushing offense they have faced all season. Ohio State has the 12th-most rushing yards per game and is tied for seventh-most yards per carry. The Buckeyes also are an offense that is clicking as of late, having put up its two highest rushing totals of the season at 335 and 325 yards against Michigan State and Illinois, respectively. Ohio State defense vs. Michigan offenseThe flip side of the matchup does not appear to be quite the same battle. Michigan’s offense has struggled this season, posting only the 101st-most yards per game at 360.4 and is tied for the 82nd-most points per game at 26.3. Ohio State’s defense, on the other hand, has done its part to keep opposing offenses at bay, allowing the 22nd-fewest points (19.8) and eighth-fewest yards per game (291.5).If the Wolverines are to find any success, it will have to come on the ground. Their rushing offense ranks 35th in the nation in yards per game at 194.2 and has the 52nd-most yards per carry at 4.64. The bulk of that production has come from junior running back Karan Higdon, who has rushed for 874 yards on 136 carries and 10 touchdowns. Michigan also will  lean on running backs Chris Evans and Ty Isaac,who have both rushed for more than 500 yards and have combined for eight touchdowns. Unlike Michigan, Ohio State has been consistent in stopping the run this season. The Buckeyes have only allowed more than 150 rushing yards three times and have held teams to under 100 six times this season. Even matched up against ranked opponents like Penn State, Michigan State and Oklahoma, Ohio State has only allowed 2.4 yards per carry. Where Ohio State struggles most defensively also happens to be where Michigan struggles the most offensively. Ohio State has looked incapable of defending against the pass at times, even if the 15th-fewest passing yards per game appear to tell a different story. But the Wolverines also have struggled to pass with any consistency. They have only three games with more than 200 passing yards, and they have just eight touchdowns to seven interceptions.The biggest question mark for the team will come down to the man under center since Brandon Peters had to enter concussion protocol after taking a hit against Wisconsin. Peters had shined in his five games played, throwing four touchdowns and no interceptions. And with last season’s starter Wilton Speight still questionable for the game, Michigan might have to turn to John O’Korn, who has a 53.2 percent completion rating and one touchdown pass to five interceptions.The latest edition of the rivalry does not appear destined for a shootout. Michigan’s offense does not appear to have the firepower to rack up gaudy point totals, but its defense could provide Ohio State with one of the Buckeyes’ toughest challenges of the season.Predictions:Edward Sutelan: Ohio State wins 28-20Colin Hass-Hill: Ohio State wins 34-21 read more

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LSU Offers Football Scholarship To 8th Grader Dylan Moses

There’s being ahead of the competition and then there’s what Les Myles did this week. The LSU coach who is known for his bold – and questionable – decisions during a football game and his staff offered Dylan Moses a scholarship for when he is ready to attend college. And that would be in 2017.You see, Moses is 14 and headed to the eighth grade. That is not a typo.Following a warped lead established by Washington, which had an eighth-grader commit to its school, the LSU coaching staff watched with amazement as the youth ran a 4.46 in the 40-yard dash at a Tigers’ football camp. Throw in that he is maturely built at 6-feet, 2o5 pounds, and the coaches were salivating.The offer, though, even stunned the kid.“I was kind of shocked when I first heard it — it was a dream come true,” Moses said. “I’ve always wanted to play for LSU since I was a kid, and now it’s coming true in front of my eyes.”“The coaches told me they were offering — and they were serious. I thought they were playing,” Edward Moses said. “Really, I thought that they were joking around until I saw the serious look on their faces. So I rolled with it. Let’s see where it’s going to end up.”Much has been made of the offer since word got out the Tigers were interested in a soon-to-be eighth grader. Indeed, even if he accepted the offer,  Moses couldn’t officially sign with LSU for another five years.His workout numbers certainly don’t reflect that youth. In addition to the blistering 40 time, the middle-schooler posted a broad jump of 9 feet, 3 inches and a 34-inch vertical leap. Impressive as they were, the latter two weren’t so surprising to his father.“I already knew that he could jump the 34-inch vertical, and we were actually working toward 9 feet in the broad jump. I didn’t think it was going to come then, but I felt it coming,” Edward Moses said. “The 40 — that blew me away. I wasn’t expecting a 4.46 40-yard dash.”And he was not expecting his son to draw an offer this soon. “The coaches told me they were offering — and they were serious. I thought they were playing,” Edward Moses said. “Really, I thought that they were joking around until I saw the serious look on their faces. So I rolled with it. Let’s see where it’s going to end up.” read more

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Tajh Boyd Making Case for Heisman Trophy Leads Clemson

After Tajh Boyd threw five TDs in Clemson’s season-opening victory against Georgia, the quarterback made a statement that he’s a real contender for the Heisman Trophy this year. Now, the QB is proving his case for the trophy for best college football player at the end of the regular season.Boyd threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another as he lead the Clemson Tigers to a 56-7 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday. The outstanding performance made him only the second Atlantic Coast Conference quarterback to score 100 career TDs.“It was a fun game,” Boyd said. “I got a lot of chances to smile out there.”Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris told Boyd to just go out there and “Have fun.” Morris mentioned before the game that he thought Boyd was putting too much pressure on himself, and that the quarterback just needed to relax and play his game.“The biggest thing for me is just to go out and enjoy,” playing football, Boyd said. “I’ve pretty much accomplished everything you can accomplish in a college career, minus a couple of things. But, now I’ve got to enjoy this last go-round with my guys.”Boyd’s accomplishments against Wake Forest left him at 102 TDs in his college career. He joined former North Carolina State QB Phillip Rivers as the only two players in ACC’s history who managed to hit the 100th touchdown mark. Boyd also surpassed Charlie Whitehurst as Clemson’s total offense leader, by throwing for 311 yards and running for 69 yards. read more

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Climate Council short sighted on longterm coal need

first_imgA report predicting gloom and doom for the future of coal is short sighted in its analysis of the long-term global energy outlook. In particular, the Climate Council report targets Queensland’s Galilee Basin in Australia and says that coal demand is dwindling as the world moves toward renewable energy.Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said last week the report lacked any depth in its analysis of global coal demand, while turning a blind eye to Queensland being on the cusp of achieving record coal exports in the financial year ending June 2015.“The independent International Energy Agency does account in its forecasts for the uptake of renewables and gas in its 2014 World Energy Outlook report however forecasts that coal-fired electricity output is still set to rise 33% by 2040,” Roche said.“China alone added 1,000 MW of coal-fired electricity generation capacity every week last year, so in just eight weeks they added the equivalent of the entire capacity of Queensland’s coal-fired capacity.“As China moves to roll out more advanced technology in their new coal-fired power plants – and shut down older technology, higher polluting plants – China may in time use fewer tonnes of coal but require more of the high energy, low pollutant coal produced in Queensland.”Roche pointed out that the Climate Council report did not dispute that India’s use of coal would increase but said that India “may” reduce its coal imports and cease all coal imports “within the next few years”.“The Climate Council’s prediction on coal imports by India is based on material from The Guardian media outlet, an outlet financially backed by Graeme Wood who publicly admits he is throwing millions into both renewables and the anti-coal activist movement,” Roche said.“In fact we know India has 300 million people without electricity and that Prime Minister Modi is determined to give those people access to affordable electricity by 2040.“We also know that no credible forecaster expects India to be able to meet Modi’s target without use of imported coal to supplement domestic supply.”It is important to remember that from 2017, every new coal fired power station built in India must use super critical technology which requires high quality, high energy coal that India just cannot supply, Roche said.“Queensland is ready to step up to the plate to satisfy that high quality coal demand from the Galilee Basin and other coal basins in Queensland, including satisfying demand from China, India and other parts of developing Asia which are striving to give their people access to affordable power.“If these countries cannot source coal from Queensland, they will simply seek it elsewhere, and that coal may not be as high quality, producing a worse outcome for global carbon emissions while denying Queensland thousands of new jobs.“The claims that coal is a dying energy source are ludicrous and according to the recent BP 2015 Statistical Review of World Energy over the decade to the end of 2014, coal use grew by 968 Mt of oil equivalent – or four times faster than renewables, 2.8 times faster than oil and 50% faster than gas.“In 2014, if the world had relied on renewable energy like wind, solar and biomass for primary energy, then the world would have had just nine days of heat, light and artificial horsepower.“The Climate Council report is another in the long line of reports from the well-funded anti-coal brigade, who have made it clear their goal is to shut down the Australian coal industry, and hang the consequences for local jobs and for the energy poor millions in developing Asia.”last_img read more

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14man Cork see off Waterford to book Munster hurling final clash with

first_img Sunday 18 Jun 2017, 5:40 PM By Fintan O’Toole 26,597 Views Jun 18th 2017, 5:40 PM Follow us: the42.ie No country for young men! Impressive Tyrone power past hapless Donegal to book Ulster finalGalway score a massive 33 points as they cruise past Offaly into Leinster final Short URL Cork 0-23Waterford 1-15Fintan O’Toole reports from Semple Stadium, ThurlesTHEY TOPPLED THE All-Ireland champions last month and now Cork have added the scalp of Waterford in their Munster campaign.Patrick Horgan and Conor Lehane weighed in with 0-14 between them in Semple Stadium today as Kieran Kingston’s side overcame the 61st minute dismissal of corner-back Colm Spillane when he was shown a second yellow card. Waterford’s Austin Gleeson challenges Cork’s Conor Lehane. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOThe teams had been tied at 0-10 apiece at the interval but Cork exploded from the blocks in the second half and despite Maurice Shanahan grabbing the only goal of the game in the 46th minute, Waterford never managed to use that as a springboard.Derek McGrath’s side only bagged 0-3 after that Shanahan goal had brought them level, the Lismore man bustling through the Cork rearguard and availing of the sliothar falling kindly for him to whip home a close-range shot.center_img But it was not a turning point in their favour as Cork dominated thereafter to end Waterford’s hopes of contesting a third successive Munster final.An absorbing opening period saw the teams tied at 0-10 apiece at the interval. Cork had reason to rue not being in front as they spurned three goal chances, the most clearcut occurring in the 34th minute when Stephen O’Keeffe produced an astonishing save to deny Seamus Harnedy.Pauric Mahony was Waterford’s top scorer and kept them in the hunt after they had trailed 0-8 to 0-5 in the 19th minute. They were two points adrift in the 28th minute before Jamie Barron and Kevin Moran tied the teams at the break. Cork and Waterford players battle for possession. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOCork began the second-half impressively as they picked off their points to surge ahead 0-15 to 0-11. They leaked that goal to Shanahan but responded with five of the next six points in the game to move into the driving seat.Spillane was sent-off when Cork were in front 0-20 to 1-13 but even that setback did not deter them as they outscored Waterford 0-3 to 0-2 in the closing stages and claim an impressive victory. Kieran Kingston and Diarmuid O’Sullivan celebrate Cork’s victory. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOScorers for Cork: Patrick Horgan 0-10 (0-7f, 0-1 ’65), Conor Lehane 0-4, Seamus Harnedy 0-2, Mark Ellis, Mark Coleman (0-1 sideline), Bill Cooper, Darragh Fitzgibbon, Alan Cadogan, Michael Cahalane, Luke O’Farrell 0-1 each.Scorers for Waterford: Pauric Mahony 0-5 (0-1f), Maurice Shanahan 1-1 (0-1f), Stephen Bennett, Austin Gleeson, Jamie Barron 0-2 each, Brian O’Halloran, Shane Bennett, Kevin Moran 0-1 each.Cork1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)2. Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers)3. Damien Cahalane (St Finbarr’s)4. Colm Spillane (Castlelyons)5. Christopher Joyce (Na Piarsaigh)6. Mark Ellis (Millstreet)7. Mark Coleman (Blarney)8. Bill Cooper (Youghal)9. Darragh Fitzgibbon (Charleville)10. Luke Meade (Newcestown)11. Conor Lehane (Midleton)14. Seamus Harnedy (St Ita’s)13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)15. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)12. Shane Kingston (Douglas)Subs25. Michael Cahalane (Bandon) for Kingston (55)21. Daniel Kearney (Sarsfields) for Fitzgibbon (60)24. Luke O’Farrell (Midleton) for Meade (60)22. Brian Lawton (Castlemartyr) for Lehane (inj) (68)23. Dean Brosnan (Glen Rovers) for Cadogan (72)Waterford1. Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner)2. Shane Fives (Tourin)3. Barry Coughlan (Ballygunner)4. Noel Connors (Passage)9. Conor Gleeson (Fourmilewater)5. Tadhg de Burca (Clashmore / Kinsalebeg)7. Philip Mahony (Ballygunner)8. Jamie Barron (Fourmilewater)10. Kevin Moran (De La Salle)12. Stephen Bennett (Ballysaggart)11. Pauric Mahony (Ballygunner)14. Michael Walsh (Stradbally)6. Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)21. Maurice Shanahan (Lismore)13. Shane Bennett (Ballysaggart)Subs19. Tommy Ryan (Tallow) for Stephen Bennett (46)20. Brian O’Halloran (Clashmore-Kinsalebeg) for Shane Bennett (54)15. Darragh Fives (Tourin) for Fives (58)23. Jake Dillon (De La Salle) for Austin Gleeson (63)22. Patrick Curran (Dungarvan) for Walsh (66)Referee: Barry Kelly (Westmeath)The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! http://the42.ie/3450684 14-man Cork see off Waterford to book Munster hurling final clash with Clare Patrick Horgan and Conor Lehane hit a combined total of 0-14 for the winners. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 56 Comments Share109 Tweet Email last_img read more

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LisaRaye cries in TCI court proceedings resumed today

first_img Related Items:#LisaRayMcCoytestestifies, #magneticmedianews, #SIPTtrialcontinues Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 17, 2017 – Providenciales – There was crying in the court yesterday as the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team trial continues into alleged government corruption by the Mike Misick administration.   Misick’s ex-wife, American actress, LisaRaye McCoy was reportedly inconsolable as she attempted to present evidence for the prosecution about life and dealings while she was married to the former premier.Dressed in her signature colour, white, McCoy was asked about Z&M Media LLC, the entertainment company formed with the help of some of the accused and that is when she lost it.   The emotional breakdown of McCoy, who is giving testimony by way of video link forced the judge to adjourn court; proceedings resumed since noon today.#MagneticMediaNews#SIPTtrialcontinues#LisaRayMcCoytestestifieslast_img read more

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Mauricio Pochettino not expecting any favors from Barcelona

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino insists he is not expecting any favors when his team travel to face Barcelona at the Camp Nou in upcoming weeks.Barcelona are already group winners, having taken 13 points from their five games, but may decide to rest players for their clash against Spurs on December 11.Spurs have to match Inter’s result to make it to the second round, but Pochettino is not expecting to get any favours.“I expect that they are going to play with all the best players, but I don’t know how they are going to prepare the side,” he said, according to Sports Mole.“We need to approach the game in the best way and believe that we can win.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“What Barcelona is going to do is not in our hands. In the Champions League no one is going to give a present and not care about the result.”Speaking about his team’s 1-0 over Inter Milan on Wednesday night, Pochettino said: “I think the performance was very good, we fully deserved the victory,” he added. “We scored at the end but we beat a very good team.“Inter Milan showed a great level, a team that’s so difficult to beat.”Luciano  Spalletti expects Inter to qualify for the second roundlast_img read more

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Californias Catholic bishops targeted in sex abuse lawsuit

first_img Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who claims he was sexually abused decades ago by his parish priest said Tuesday he is suing all Catholic bishops in California and the Archdiocese of Chicago, seeking to compel church officials to release records on clergy abuse.The filing Monday in Los Angeles by Thomas Emens claims a civil conspiracy among church officials to cover up clergy sexual assault and move offending priests to other parishes.Emens said at a news conference that he was abused for two years starting in 1978 when he was 10 years old by Monsignor Thomas Joseph Mohan. The priest, who is deceased, arrived at St. Anthony Claret Catholic Church in Anaheim in the early 1970s from Chicago, according to the lawsuit.Attorney Jeff Anderson said the goal of the so-called “nuisance” lawsuit is to force the church to reveal the names of all priests accused of child molestation. He said church documents would reveal a “playbook” among bishops and other officials to protect offending clergy by keeping files under wraps and moving the priests across the country and, in some cases, out of the U.S.RELATED STORY: Bishop Robert McElroy to hold eight listening sessions around San Diego and El CentroThe lawsuit asks a judge “to abate the continuing nuisance” of abuse by ordering each diocese to name all accused priests, detail their history of alleged assault and identify their last known addresses.A call seeking comment from officials at the California Catholic Conference of Bishops, which oversees the state’s 12 dioceses, was not immediately returned. A call to the Archdiocese of Chicago was also not returned Tuesday.The court filing invokes both public and private statutes of nuisance law in California. Such laws generally involve behavior that negatively affects a community or interferes with the use and enjoyment of private property, said John Nockleby, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.Alleging nuisance violations in relation to past sexual abuse by a single priest is a “creative approach” by Emens’ lawyers, said Nockleby, adding that it will be very difficult to prove in court.Criminal charges are not feasible in this case because they would fall outside California’s statute of limitations. KUSI Newsroom Updated: 3:37 PMcenter_img California’s Catholic bishops targeted in sex abuse lawsuit October 2, 2018 Posted: October 2, 2018last_img read more

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Estefans to host 10th annual Feed a Friend event

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Gloria and Emilio Estefan are hosting their 10th annual Thanksgiving Feed a Friend event, Wednesday.Students gathered at the Miami Culinary Institute near Biscayne Boulevard to get ready to prepare the food for families in need.“We are very happy to be involved, and I think the students really embrace that fact that we are giving and we are doing something special for somebody who may not have anything to eat,” said Assistant Professor Jose Casals.Over the past nine years, this annual event has served more than 14,000 meals.The feast will include the traditional American dishes along with some Cuban classics. Families attending will also enjoy live music and activities for kids.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Palmer telecom begins work on first overland fiberoptic link to Lower 48

first_imgMTA has begun preliminary work on a fiber-optic network that would extend from North Pole to the U.S.-Canada border, where is would link up with Canadian carriers. (Graphic courtesy of MTA) A Palmer-based telecommunications company announced last week it’s begun work on a fiber-optic internet network that’ll connect Alaska to the Lower 48 by linking up with Canada’s network. It’ll be the state’s first all-terrestrial network, and MTA officials say it’ll provide more bandwidth and faster internet connections for their 30,000 customers – and many others whose local internet service providers connect to the new network. “So you have a major earthquake in Southcentral Alaska near Anchorage – it’s likely not going to take out this cable that’s running down the Alcan Highway,” Burke said. MTA calls its new network AlCan ONE, which stands for Alaska Canada Overland Network. It’ll be installed along the Richardson Highway from North Pole to Delta Junction, then along the Alaska Highway, also known as the AlCan, to the Canadian border. MTA chief executive Michael Burke says the terrestrial network that a company subsidiary is building will provide Alaska with much greater capacity for data flowing to and from the global internet than is now available through four submarine cables laid on the Pacific Ocean floor. Burke says new network’s overland route through Canada also would make its connectivity less vulnerable to natural disasters or other problems that can knock out submarine cables. Burke declined to say how much AlCan ONE will cost to build. But he says it’ll save MTA money in the long run, because once it’s built the co-op won’t have to pay bigger companies like Alaska Communications for access to their high-speed internet connections. And he says a terrestrial network is much easier to maintain than a submarine cable. “You could effectively run all of the video and voice and other types of internet communications that’s happening across the entire state through this fiber, many times over,” Burke said in an interview Thursday. Burke says a contractor working for MTA Fiber Holdings has been surveying along the route and doing design and engineering over the past few weeks. He says the company will begin burying cable next week in Delta, both north to North Pole and south to Canada. “If you ever have a problem, you can put a crew in a truck and they can drive to it and fix it,” Burke said. “With a submarine cable, if you have a problem, you’ve got to mobilize a very expensive ship to go out, lift the cable off the bottom of the ocean, bring it up, make the repair and drop it down. That can cost you a couple million dollars. “We have materials staged up there, like in Delta and Tok and some of the key areas along the route,” he said, “so that the material is ready be deployed.” “And then when we get to the border,” Burke said, “we’ll just interconnect with Canadian carriers that are completing a fiber build of their own from Haines Junction. And then they take our capacity south through Canada all the way down into the Lower 48.” An MTA Holdings news release says the AlCan ONE network will be up and running next summer.last_img read more

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Flight operations at Dhaka airport resume

first_imgPhoto of Hazrat Shahjalal International AirportFlight operations at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport resumed around 10:30am on Friday after six and half hours of disruption due to heavy fog.The airport authorities earlier said the flights came to a complete halt around 4:00am due to the dense fog.Met office said moderate to thick fog may occur over Dhaka and its neighbourhood and at places over the country during mid-night till morning.The met office also said weather might remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the country.It also said mild to moderate cold wave is sweeping over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh and Khulna divisions and the region of Sreemangal.It may continue and spread over adjacent areas, it added.last_img

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Oikya Front wants 60 police officials be withdrawn from election duty

first_imgBNP joint secretary general Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal at Nirbachan Bhaban in city. Photo: Tanvir AhmedJatiya Oikya Front on Thursday demanded the withdrawal of more than 60 senior police officials from election duties before the upcoming 11th parliamentary polls.The opposition alliance made the demand by submitting a list of the officials to election commission (EC) secretary at Nirbachan Bhaban in the afternoon.On behalf of Oikya Front, BNP joint secretary general Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal submitted the list and a letter containing their other demands and observations to create a level-playing field.The alliance urged the EC not to engage police officials who are the followers of any particular political party in the election duties.Talking to newsmen, Alal said, “We’ve demanded the withdrawal of over 60 officers of different ranks of police, including DIG, additional DIG and police superintendent, who are busy creating obstacles towards ensuring a level-playing field.”He said they also submitted detailed information to the EC about the police officials they are seeking to be pulled out from the electoral responsibilities.The BNP leader said the chief election commissioner on Thursday called upon the police officials to remain neutral, but the commission has the authority to give them order.He claimed that some government and EC officials have been carrying out activities that go against the electoral code of conduct after the announcement of the election schedule. “We’ve presented some documents in this regard and sought preventive measures.”Alal alleged that some ‘controversial’ officials at National Telecom Monitoring Centre (NTMC) and Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) had blocked Skype and internet services around their chairperson’s Gulshan office as their leader Tarique Rahman was interviewing the party’s nomination seekers. “It’s also violation of the election code of conduct.”He said police kept arresting BNP leaders and activists, including the nomination hopefuls.Alal said the EC instructed all to remove the election campaign materials, including posters and billboards, but many city areas are still replete with posters of Boat and Plough. “We’ve placed enough documents before the EC in this regard and demanded necessary actions.”He said different city corporations and other government organisations are still carrying out campaigns in favour of Awami League in the name of development. “We demanded the commission stop it immediately.last_img read more

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Legend of the White Dragon Reunites Original Power Rangers

first_imgStay on target The Original ‘Power Rangers’ Movie Should Have Stayed SmallThe Future Looks Bright for ‘Power Rangers: Beast Morphers’ The Power Rangers franchise is something that has at times been duplicated but the success of which has never been properly replicated. Back in the Mighty Morphin’ heyday of the brand shows like VR Troopers, Masked Rider, and Big Bad Beetleborgs took similar approaches to the show by repurposing footage from Japanese tokusatsu programs and refitting them with new American footage to create a “new” show. While some found moderate success, nothing came close to the buzz generated by the original. Even as recently as the late aughts there was Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight, a decent but short-lived effort to bring the Japanese franchise Kamen Rider to American audiences. However, a recent Kickstarter project looks to have the best shot at recapturing some of the magic of the original franchise — largely thanks to the fact that it stars a number of former Power Rangers. Legend of the White Dragon is a new film project from Bat in the Sun that seeks to raise $500,000 in funding as the film’s budget.The big draw here is the number of former Rangers in the cast, among them Jason Faunt (Time Force), Ciara Hannah (MegaForce), Yoshi Sudarso (Dino Charge), and Johnny Yong Bosch (Mighty Morphin’, Zeo, Turbo). Oh, and at the center of it all is Jason David Frank, the actor behind the legendary Tommy from — uh, you know, like half a dozen seasons of Power Rangers at this point.Legend of the White Dragon looks to provide a more mature take on the archetypes established by Power Rangers — it’s not subtle about the influence of the series at all, actually. The city in which it takes place is called Angel Graves, about as Dark N’ Gritty a take on the original Power Rangers city of Angel Grove as you can get. Angel Graves is something of a post-apocalyptic city in which the former “Power Ranger”-esque figures have been blamed for the decimation of the city, stripped of their powers, and are now hunted by the law. When evil arises once again, they must look to the power of the legendary White Dragon in order to defend the world once more.(Photo Credit: Bat in the Sun / Kickstarter)From the looks of the first trailer, it looks like Legend of the White Dragon will feature both good and bad hallmarks of Power Rangers. The stunt choreography is a lot of fun and the design of the world and costumes is pretty cool. That said, it also continues the long-standing Power Rangers tradition of sub-par at best acting and hackneyed dialogue. The trailer’s highlights definitely aren’t any of the moments in which characters are talking to each other but rather the scenes in which they’re all trying to kick each others’ asses. If you’re trying to secure a digital download of the film and its score a small $25 donation will get you there, but higher reward tiers include signed props and set visits. The campaign is off to a great start but there’s still a long way to go before funding is secured. If you’d like to help make Legend of the White Dragon happen, head over to the Kickstarter page for more info. More on Geek.com:The Original ‘Power Rangers’ Movie Should Have Stayed SmallThe Future Looks Bright for ‘Power Rangers: Beast Morphers’‘Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Is a Real Ranger Fighting Gamelast_img read more

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Developing an App or a Game Take a Retro Lesson From PACMAN

first_imgDecember 29, 2017 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Yes, believe it: Retro games are making a big comeback.The Commodore 64 gamer computer, a smash in the 1980s, will soon be providing players with a second round, via the upcoming release of the $70 C64 Mini — a system complete with 64 games, a joystick and easy connectivity to a TV or other peripherals. Nintendo, meanwhile — which is at the heart of this resurgence — is selling out retailers’ stock with its SNES Classic.Related: 4 Ways Games Can Help Your Company InnovateNot only are these old titles nostalgic, but their simpler game-play requirements, and innocent themes and graphics, are resurrecting the good ol’ days of gaming, when elegance and predictability predated the frenetic pace of today’s high-tech apps and hyper-realistic games.The implication here — also evidenced by the return of vinyl records and high-quality turntables — is of a kind of back-to-basics approach and even an emotional pining for the technology of yesteryear.The message for entrepreneurs? Those looking to build or expand their software products and businesses might want to take note.The retro boom and today’s apps aren’t so far apartA marvel of the modern mobile age is rapid, handheld multitasking. But so many small tasks swarming around people can be overwhelming. They can feel they’ve fallen “behind” — unless they’re rewarded there, in the moment, by being able to check a task off their list.Retro games bake this process into their approach. As the world becomes more complicated, small, satisfactory moments become a welcome reprieve, and retro games’ straightforward game mechanics and easy-to-complete functions are fundamental to that satisfaction.Remember? When you play, using the old-style approach, you jump into a block with a question mark on it and get a mushroom, accompanied by a pleasant and memorable sound effect. Drop down a hole, and you access a subterranean level.Even the “practice makes perfect” mantra seems more integral to retro games. Although any game, however complex, can be mastered through practice, it’s cathartic to hone your skills at the simple yet compelling tasks of old video games. Take Victor Sandberg, for example.In 2013, according to The Verge, Sandberg, a marathon gamer, put in more than 56 hours to beat a 30-year-old high-score record in the 1980 arcade game Missile Command. This created a legacy of return that enabled him to further interact with that game.What’s of note here is that, whether you’re talking computer games or task managers, modern software can mimic retro games by giving people a quick way to complete something and feel accomplished. Certainly, some of today’s apps already have that simplicity and “practice makes perfect” quality; players can swipe left on a task to make that task disappear .The point is that entrepreneurs, too, can get in on this trend, and capitalize on the same qualities that make retro games so beloved. Here are the steps they should follow.Related: How ‘App-preneurs’ Turn Ideas into Business1. Keep it simple.Whether it’s a game or a social media application, complicated software can deter users. Even those who tough it out to learn the software’s functionality slog forward without that magic ingredient of satisfaction; frustration isn’t fun for anyone.A good way to keep your app simple is to avoid scope creep — a problem that results when a project evolves beyond its initial concept, with destabilizing results. The military seems particularly vulnerable to this problem, illustrated, for example, when $6 billion was wasted on a failed radio project, as described by Ars Technica.Scope creep, then, can actually derail your app or other project, bogging it down in unmanageable complexity so that the the app’s original mission or vision gets lost.Instead, keep your project on the right track by always focusing on user happiness. Ensuring that your game or application stays in tune with its users by conducting frequent user tests is key. Such tests assess a user’s level of satisfaction or frustration and produce insights that can guide project decisions.In short, you get to work on perfecting what you already have rather than letting a project merely drift toward new features.2. Make it engaging.Simplicity isn’t everything, though. Users also demand engagement. Beauty, taste, a sense of whimsy and a mechanism for reward all go a long way toward helping you promote user engagement.Starbucks gets this engagement right in the look and feel of its app. The app’s color and font match the brand’s, and the app also provides a slick user experience. By the end of 2015, in fact, Business Insider reported, the Starbucks app was responsible for 21 percent of ithe company’s U.S. transactions.Along with aesthetics and function, an app’s gamification features foster engagement. While this term often gets associated with badges or points, it’s more about breaking down tasks into small moments of satisfaction — both auditory andrvisual. Such moments build a user’s affinity for the software and drive adoption, which is how some of the most famous retro games became so successful in the first place..Remember PAC-MAN and that unforgettable sound effect when it ate a ghost?Related: How Gamification Is Engaging Customers and Employees Alike3. Never stop striving.Even after you’ve created a simple and engaging app, never let past success stall progression or lead you to assume that what’s worked before will continue to engage users again.Although this point might seem to contradict the notion of keeping things simple, it’s not. Evolution doesn’t equate with complexity; and achieving elegant and growth-oriented simplicity requires commitment. You must remove the dross and clutter to present a pure and clean user experience that “just works.” Along with scope creep, this notion is essential to app development.Example? When L’Oréal launched its successful Makeup Genius in 2014, it provided face-mapping technology that turned the smartphone into a mirror and allowed users to try out its products in a virtual setting. Having already logged 20 million claimed users — including millions in China — the company didn’t have to release this app. But it did so because it wanted to provide a simple, efficient experience for customers — particularly younger ones — that could be utilized outside of its technological wheelhouse.Such a creative, forward-thinking move is likely to boost the company’s sales, growing a brand that is already an industry giant. It also serves as a blueprint for entrepreneurs wanting to examine their own market space, to find new opportunities for customer engagement.In sum, this retro game fad doesn’t mean that entrepreneurs should be thinking retroactively or that simplicity equates with ease. Even David Crane, whose simple but compelling game, Pitfall, spent 64 weeks at No. 1 on the video games bestsellers list, had to overcome technical challenges along the way. While old may be new again, entrepreneurs need to realize that they should learn more from the experience than the product.Considering that today’s consumers are being bombarded by 24-hour sound bites, software updates, text messages and many other data inputs, it’s possible that they sometimes seek solace. Maybe they can find it with Mario and Luigi, or maybe with one of your own elegant, responsive apps designed to make people’s lives better.The effort to simplify apps, delight users and push forward can be its own reward, and you may be surprised by how rewarding, in terms of adoption and revenue, this approach can be. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 7 min readlast_img read more

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Chrome OS 75 to Fix Laggy Touchscreen Issues

first_imgMay 14 Update: Chrome OS 75, currently in development, reportedly fixes this issue.Is your Chromebook sluggish in tablet mode? We have good news for you: Google is getting close to releasing a fix.As spotted by Chrome Unboxed, a Google bug report describes an animation hiccup that causes Chromebooks to respond slowly when navigating to certain parts of Chrome OS. An About Chromebooks report reveals that this fix is coming in Chrome OS 75, which is showing speedier tablet animations in its dev build version, seen in this YouTube video: Author Bio by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoForbes.comCrazy Rich Asians for RealForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement AdvertisementThe performance issues present themselves in tablet mode, specifically when users drag down from the top of the display to see Overview, an interface that shows all of your open windows. Reviewers and customers alike have complained about animation lag when performing this gesture on detachable Chromebooks, such as the Pixel Slate and HP Chromebook x2.According to Google’s bug report, “a lot of animation jank” is being caused by background blur and the layers Google uses to create rounded corners on animations.Fortunately, preliminary tests with rounded corners turned off have seen a significant improvement in performance, especially on the Celeron model of the Pixel Slate.Also, navigating to the Overview UI using alternative methods — via a three-finger swipe on a Chromebook’s touchpad or pressing the dedicated key — doesn’t seem to cause the same amount of lag, so we suggest using those methods until Google patches its OS.Chrome OS 75 is expected to release on the stable channel of Chrome OS releases on June 11, according to Chromium.org’s schedule. Coming off its critically acclaimed Pixel smartphones, our expectations were high for the Slate. However, the device has been riddled with performance issues, from the sluggish animation seemingly caused by this bug to some severe Bluetooth connectivity problems that my colleague, Henry Casey, noted in our review.This article was originally published on January 2, and has been updated with the news that the fix is coming in Chrome OS 75. Phillip Tracy, Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. Phillip Tracy,last_img read more

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first_img News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more December 10, 2008 – Frost & Sullivan (F&S) awarded Zecotek Photonics Inc. (Zecotek) the 2009 Enabling Technology Award in the PET and PET/CT medical imaging markets in recognition of the its research and clinical validation for its next-generation scintillation crystals and solid-state photo detector technology.”We are extremely impressed with Zecotek’s best practices in strategic alliances and technology development of medical imaging products,” said Travis Chong, industry analyst, Medical Devices, Healthcare of F&S. “We expect their advanced scintillation crystals and solid-state photo detectors to act as a springboard to delivering next-generation oncology and neurology imaging equipment, such as the first-ever combined PET/MRI scanner, accelerating the delivery of truly personalized medicine to the general public.””Being recognized for our leading edge technologies, which allow for improved and less expensive oncology and neurology diagnostics, is second only to delivering better health care to more people,” said Dr. A.F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President, and CEO of Zecotek. “At Zecotek we are driven by the needs of our community and our reward is seeing our new technologies being put into action and helping those around us.”Zecotek distinguished itself from its competitors through its best practices in strategic alliances and technology developments for its medical imaging products. Some of Zecotek’s achievements include:1) Integrating a portfolio of technologies to create higher resolution and compact medical imaging devices;2) Receiving patents for its LFS scintillation crystals in multiple countries including: USA, China, Europe, Russia, Japan and Canada;3) Achieving a series of pending and granted patents for its novel MAPD solid-state photo detector;4) Filing a number of patent applications for its important, novel Depth of Interaction design considerations.”What truly stands out about Zecotek is that development, commercialization, and IP protection of its enabling technologies have all been accomplished since the company’s inception only five years ago in 2003,” concluded Mr. Chong.For more information: www.frost.com and www.zecotek.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PET-CT | February 06, 2019 SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT: Examining the Value of Digital PET/CT Technological advancements in positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) offer both clinicians and pat read more News | December 10, 2008 F&S Recognizes Zecotek for PET/CT Technology News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. 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