The Manual Wind: Hublot Big Bang Unico Magic Gold

first_img 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts The wristwatch is an isolated accessory.  A collectable commodity status symbol with some serious values.  It is still a worn accessory none the less.  Durability has become more focal in the watch industry in recent years.  Research and development teams are working hard to engineer new alloys and machine current materials into the fine timepieces we see today.  Hublot is one brand that has coined their new alloy to truly describe its amazing properties; Magic Gold.Magic Gold is the product of years of metallurgy research at Hublot.  Combining pure gold with ceramic, they have been able to create one of the hardest metals to be used in watchmaking.  Magic gold has enough parts pure gold to remain 18k while the boron carbide (ceramic) makes this alloy 2.5 times as hard as gold and 1.5 times as hard as steel.Incorporating this awesome alloy, Hublot has released a timepiece that is as durable as it is sharp; the Hublot Big Bang Unico Magic Gold.  A fusion of materials, this watch incorporates a hardened matte finish ceramic case, a ribbed rubber strap with titanium PVD coated buckle, and a Magic Gold bezel.  With the bezel being the most compromised part of the watch during wear, this scratch resistant material is well suited to combat door frames, walls, and any other obstacles that pop out on you to compromise your watch.At 45.5mm in diameter, this case harbors Hublot’s in-house chronograph movement; the UNICO.  Behind this matte black skeleton dial, the UNICO offers a double clutch column wheel flyback chronograph with a 72 hour power reserve.  Also finished in matte black PVD, even the movement fits with the look of this rugged yet refined timepiece.While most collectable items maintain secure homes on walls, in books, and even in temperature controlled garages, the wristwatch doesn’t always have that luxury.  Attached to the end of an extremity is not the safest place for a valuable item.  Hublot is one brand to recognize the importance of durability and combine the right materials for the job.  With Magic Gold as part of this construction, your bezel might be protected but your wallet is certainly compromised. Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Awake G7 Watch Makes Fishing Nets Fashionable and Sustainable last_img

Flawed Facebook app let children chat with strangers

first_imgSan Francisco: Facebook has admitted a design flaw in its Messenger Kids Service that exposed thousands of children on group chats with unauthorised users. According to a report in The Verge on Tuesday, the design flaw “allowed users to sidestep that protection through the group chat system, thereby letting children to enter group chats with unapproved strangers”. The social networking platform introduced Messenger Kids in 2017 and is aimed at kids under 13 years of age. Despite call for withdrawal by experts, Facebook said a “technical error” was behind the problem in group chat. Facebook sent notification to parents, saying it has disabled the group chats in cases where the flaw was detected. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “We recently notified some parents of Messenger Kids account users about a technical error that we detected affecting a small number of group chats,” a Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying. “We turned off the affected chats and provided parents with additional resources on Messenger Kids and online safety,” the company added. Messenger Kids is a video chat and messaging app designed for kids to communicate with family and close friends that parents or caregivers approve. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India Parents set up and manage their child’s Messenger Kids account through their own Facebook account. It is unclear how long the bug was present in the app’s group chat feature. Last year, more than 100 child health experts wrote an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to discontinue the Messenger Kids app. “At a time when there is mounting concern about how social media use affects the well being of adolescents, it is particularly irresponsible to encourage children as young as pre-schoolers to start using a Facebook product,” the authors wrote. Facing the flak from lawmakers and experts, Facebook in February this year decided not to build a new app called “LOL” to let children share and post humorous meme content. Instead, the social media giant said it would focus more on its Messenger Kids service.last_img

Political parties not interested in electoral reforms

first_imgHyderabad: Former Chief Election Commissioner T S Krishnamurthy expressed anguish on Tuesday that political parties were not evincing serious interest in taking up electoral reforms and claimed that they were “happy” with the status quo. On the ongoing Lok Sabha election campaign, he lamented that political parties have been indulging in “personal attacks” which could have been avoided. “But no party seems to give respect to that (the model code of conduct in force)”, Krishnamurthy, who oversaw the 2004 General Elections, Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singhsaid. “Unless there is some kind of respect for rule of law, we will have this kind of problems (like violations of model code and hate speeches), and I would say the need for electoral reforms is much more felt now than probably in the last elections,” he said. If political parties are serious about electoral reforms, they would have been listed in their manifesto, Krishnamurthy said. “They (political parties) are happy with the status quo”. Electoral reforms have been recommended by Law Commission, Election Commission, Goswami and Inderjit Gupta Committees, among others, but “they lie uncared,” he said. Political parties should take serious interest to take up electoral reforms in the long term interest of the country, he added. “Political parties should realise the need for urgent electoral reforms, particularly first-past-the-post system, criminals being prevented from contesting elections, separate law for political parties; all these are important. These are the things they should attend to,” Krishnamurthy said.last_img

Amaraweera to visit New Delhi to discuss fishermen issue

Scores of Tamil Nadu fishermen and their boats are now in detention in Lanka on charges of poaching. Meanwhile a team from the Indian Air Force will be visiting Palaly in the Jaffna Peninsula to upgrade the air force base and civilian airport there. To improve sea links with South India, the fifth and sixth stages of the upgrading of the Kankesanthurai port in Jaffna district will also be undertaken, Pall said. Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera will visit India at the earliest at the invitation of the Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, the New Indian Express reported.External Affairs Ministry Joint Secretary Renu Pall said that problems relating to fishing were discussed between India and Sri Lanka yesterday at the Joint Commission talks and both sides agreed to look at the issue from the livelihood and humanitarian points of view and come to an “innovative solution.” An added dimension in Lanka-India defense cooperation will be counter-terrorism, Joint Secretary Pall said. There will be cooperation in the aeronautical field also with Lankans using the Indian Gagan satellite system.In the economic sphere, the Joint Commission discussed the establishment of a Special Economic Zone for India in Trincomalee in Eastern Lanka. A delegation of the Indian Railway construction company RITES will be visiting Lanka to discuss rail upgrading projects.There is already an Indian credit line of US dollars 400 million for railway work in Lanka. Joint Secretary Pall described the current state of India-Lanka relations as a ” wide ranging and transformative one.” (Colombo Gazette) The much-delayed Indo-Lankan joint venture to build a 500 mw power plant in Sampur seems to be making progress with environment clearance coming a couple of days ago, Pall observed. The use of the giant oil tanks in Trincomalee was also raised. Progress in this had been tardy.The proposed Economic And Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) was discussed in the light of Lankan fears about Indian domination.It was agreed to hold a workshop this month in Colombo on the ETCA to clear doubts. The India-Lanka CEO’s Forum would also meet to discuss ways of increasing private sector investment in the two countries,Pall said.Two MoUs were also signed – one to renovate 27 war destroyed schools in the Northern Province and the other to supply medical and surgical equipment to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital in the East.

Government says no demand for merged North and East

Some groups have raised concerns the new Constitution will result in the North and East being merged and divided from the South. Kiriella however said the Tamil political parties have asserted they will not push for the division of the county or the merger of the North and East. Rural Economic Affairs Minister P. Harrison said that the new Constitution is still at a discussion stage.He said that nothing has been finalised and when the draft is prepared it will be put before the leading Buddhist clergy in the country for their approval.Harrison said the government has made it clear the new Constitution will protect Buddhism. (Colombo Gazette) The Government says there is no demand for a merged North and East through the new Constitution.Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella said the process to draft a new Constitution has obtained the support of Parliament, including that of the minority political parties. “For the first time all the parties in Parliament are trying to draft a new Constitution. We need a new Constitution which gives justice and equality to everybody,” he said.The Minister said once the Constitution is drafted it will be put forward for a referendum to obtain the consent of the public.

Math camp exposes students to new ways of thinking

Last month, Brock’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics hosted a number of middle and high school students for a weeklong math camp.Last month, Brock’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics hosted a number of middle and high school students for a weeklong math camp.The camp was designed to expose students to new ways of thinking involving mathematics and to allow those who share a common interest in mathematics to interact.The camp was organized by Professor Thomas Wolf, who also administers the online Caribou Mathematics Competition. Having participated in math camps regularly as a child he wanted to provide today’s students who enjoy mathematics with a similar experience.In addition to participating in mini courses, which covered such topics as combinatorial game theory, problem solving and hyperbolic geometry, the campers were able to experience University life. They stayed in residence and enjoyed a variety of social activities that included a movie night and an evening of games at Isaac’s.They also enjoyed Brock’s athletic facilities as well as activities like rock wall climbing and archery. Another highlight was joining Youth University participants for a magic show, put on by camp instructor Jason Cruz.Professor Wolf wishes to thank Dot Miners, who served as camp leader, as well as the instructors who not only led the mini courses but also served as role models for the campers.

BMO steady economic growth for Manitoba 12000 new jobs in Winnipeg by

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 17, 2013 12:05 pm MDT WINNIPEG – Manitoba is headed for a period of steady economic growth, according to a report issued Wednesday by Bank of Montreal.In Winnipeg alone, the bank expects to see 12,000 new jobs created over the next three years.That would pull the jobless rate in the province’s largest city down to five per cent, among the lowest in Canada.“Manitoba’s diverse economy continues to grow at a steady pace,” BMO senior economist Robert Kavcic said.“Stability remains one of Manitoba’s key economic strengths, and the city of Winnipeg is no exception.”The bank estimates Manitoba’s economy will grow by two per cent this year, down from 2.7 per cent last year, but still better than the national average.It says Manitoba’s manufacturing sector is on the mend after falling seven per cent during the 2009 recession.Manufacturers that serve the transportation and aerospace sectors were hit especially hard during the downturn. Fiscal woes in many U.S. cities, along with tightened travel spending, meant fewer orders for new planes, trains and buses.But now, BMO says companies such as Boeing Canada are ramping up production. Boeing’s Winnipeg site is the largest aerospace composite manufacturer in the country, producing parts for several commercial airplane models.And Winnipeg-based public transit bus-maker New Flyer Industries Inc. (TSX:NFI) announced some encouraging news earlier this week.It said it received new orders for 513 buses, including 253 firm orders and 260 options, during the second quarter — a big increase from the same period last year, when it only received 90 orders.BMO said exports should be boosted further if recent weakness in the Canadian dollar persists.The bank said Manitoba’s mining and energy sectors are also seeing strong momentum, though they are a relatively small part of the province’s economy.Oil production was at about 18 million barrels in 2012, up substantially from eight million barrels just five years ago.On the housing front, Winnipeg is experiencing some softness, as many other Canadian cities are in the wake of tightened federal mortgage rules announced last year.Existing home sales in Winnipeg were down 6.3 per cent in the first six months of 2013 compared to the same period a year ago.However, average prices are up seven per cent and new listings were up eight per cent from a year ago in June. BMO said housing in Winnipeg remains much more affordable than Calgary, Vancouver or Toronto.Housing starts were at just over 4,000 units in the year leading up to June — close to the highest level since the late 1980s. BMO: steady economic growth for Manitoba, 12,000 new jobs in Winnipeg by 2016

Women could pay the price of botched attempts to tackle screening scandal

It is inevitable that some women will experience delays in receiving a diagnosis, or peace of mindBaroness Morgan Promises to offer all victims of the NHS breast screening scandal a mammogram within six months are unrealistic – and could leave those with suspected cancer to “pay the price,” leading medics say.More than 300,000 women in their 70s who were denied screening over the last decade have been promised the opportunity to have scans this year. It follows blunders in the national programme, which date from 2009 which meant many were not offered check-ups.In a letter to the Daily Telegraph, the Presidents of The Royal College of Radiologists, the Royal College of Radiographers and Baroness Delyth Morgan, chief executive of Breast Cancer Now, said there were too few staff to cope with the workload facing them.And they said that even if existing staff worked evenings and weekends, there would be still be too few of them to uphold the commitment. In the letter, the three state: “We are extremely concerned that the breast screening workforce does not have the capacity to absorb such a crisis,” highlighting a 20 per cent shortall of radiographers and mammography staff.Baroness Morgan said attempts to rectify the “colossal failure” by screening services could leave women with suspected cancer worse off, forcing some to wait longer.“Thousands of women are rightly being offered catch-up screening, but it will fall on the same workforce responsible for performing mammograms for those referred urgently with symptoms of breast cancer to pick up the strain – and it’s vital we ensure women do not pay the price,” she said. A Department of Health and Social Care spokesman said: “NHS England is taking major steps to make sure screening services are expanded to meet this extra demand – including over evenings and weekends – working closely with all local services and commissioners to fill any extra screening required. “We are confident that all areas of the country will be covered.” 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. The charity is calling for extra resources for the catch-up programme, to ensure routine screening, and that for women with suspected cancer is not disrupted.Baroness Morgan said:  “Unless these staff shortages are addressed, it is inevitable that some women will experience delays in receiving a breast cancer diagnosis, or peace of mind, which would be extremely distressing.“This is completely unacceptable and we need the Government to heed these wake-up calls and deliver on its promise to expand the screening workforce as soon as possible.While the total number of women attending screening rose by 13 per cent from 2012-2016, the breast radiologist workforce grew by just 6 per cent, the experts said.Up to 450,000 women aged 68 to 71 eligible for breast cancer screening checks were denied mammograms as a result of an error that was not spotted for almost a decade. Show more The scandal only came to light two weeks ago, when Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, said up to 270 women may have had their lives cut short as a result.Around 140,000 of the women have since died. Health officials have now embarked on efforts to contact around 300,000 women in their 70s, offering them the chance to have mammograms should they choose to.However, there is much debate about the benefits of screening later in life, with an increasing risk of women suffering needless tests and treatment for cancers which were growing too slowly to have caused them harm.

WATCH Burton says she hasnt talked with Gilmore about rift

first_img BURTON HAS said she has not spoken with Eamon Gilmore about reported tensions between the pair that were the subject of considerable media coverage earlier this year.The Social Protection Minister was speaking to at the Labour Party conference in Killarney last weekend.An apparently ongoing rift between the Labour leader and deputy leader was detailed in The Price of Power by Pat Leahy with one anecdote noting how Burton had stored the infamous ‘Gilmore for Taoiseach’ posters in her father’s garden shed.Asked whether reports of a rift between them had been overblown, Burton repeated previous comments on her relationship with Gilmore.“Myself and Eamon have always had a very good working relationship,” she said. “He is the leader of the Labour Party I am very happy to support him. He’s been really happy to support me.”Watch more in the video above Joan Burton: ‘Eamon Gilmore has always been supportive of me and I am for him’Burton: I’m perfectly happy to support Eamon Gilmorelast_img

Portal turret plushie is interactive adorably awesome

first_imgMany of you are still arms deep in the awesomeness that is Portal 2, and others have already finished it. The game is full of memorable characters, like the humble sentry turret. She knows when you’re there, she misses you when you’re gone, and sure enough now she’s real. In plush form, anyway.Jonathan Guberman, author of Up, Not North, decided that he wanted a sentry turret so badly that he had to make one himself. The results are fantastic. When he started playing Portal, he ran into something that I think a lot of players experienced: there’s a lot of love on the Web for the Companion Cube, but the Sentry Turret is a much more lovable character. After all, at least she talks to you.AdChoices广告Guberman’s sentry turret (lovingly named Trudi,) is equipped with motion detectors, pressure sensors, and tilt sensors. She also sports an LED light-up red eye, true to form, and – wait for it – she talks. She uses all of those sensors to keep track of where you are, so she can respond accordingly. Pass in front of her and she’ll speak to you, using lines from in-game dialogue like “There you are,” and “Target acquired.”If you tip Trudi over, she’ll cry and ask for help. If you pick her up, she’ll ask you to put her down. All of the dialogue comes straight from the game, so if you’re a fan of the lines the turrets in Portal and Portal 2 get in-game, you’ll love this. It also doesn’t hurt that Trudi has an exaggerated head and thin legs, so she’s built to be cute. Now if only she had machine guns on-board.Guberman had help from a friend when it came to building Trudi’s interior, and he walks you through the process. Her legs are wire, and the circuit inside is essentially an Arduino at the core, an Adafruit WaveShield to play the sounds, and the various motion and tilt sensors used to detect movement and position.Trudi was a labor of love, so don’t expect to be able to buy one anytime soon – but Guberman is forthcoming with how the adorable little turret was made, so if you’re looking for a DIY project, this is a great one to take on.Read more at Up, Not Northlast_img

Potomanie définition traitement risques de quoi sagitil

first_imgPotomanie : définition, symptômes, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il ?La potomanie est un trouble psychologique caractérisé par le besoin permanent et irrépressible de boire de l’eau. Définition : qu’est ce que la potomanie ?La potomanie est un trouble psychologique caractérisé par le besoin permanent et irrépressible de boire de l’eau. Les personnes atteintes peuvent ainsi boire jusqu’à dix litres d’eau par jour, alors que la moyenne est habituellement de 1,5 litre. S’il est recommandé de boire régulièrement de l’eau, une telle hydratation peut avoir des conséquences néfastes sur l’organisme comme un œdème dans le cerveau, par exemple.Symptômes de la potomanieEn plus d’une forte consommation d’eau, la potomanie s’accompagne d’une polyurie. C’est-à-dire une production fréquente et en grande quantité d’urine (plus de trois litres par jour). Le comportement des personnes atteintes de potomanie reste très discret et passe le plus souvent inaperçu.Causes de la potomanieLa potomanie peut connaître de nombreuses causes différentes :- diabète- psychose ou nécrose infantile- perturbation des centres cérébraux de la soif- schizophrénie et démence- olygophrénie- retard mental – troubles neurologiques- troubles psychanalytiques  Risques et conséquences de la potomanieÀ lire aussiAmygdalite : chronique, caséeuse, cryptique, de quoi s’agit-il ?Les conséquences de la potomanie peuvent s’avérer très graves. Au delà de dix litres par jour, l’organisme ne parvient pas à absorber toute l’eau ingurgitée. Cela implique une trop forte hydratation des cellules et une baisse du taux de sel dans le sang. Ce phénomène se traduit par l’apparition d’un œdème au sein du cerveau. Dans les pires cas, la potomanie peut donc s’avérer mortelle. Traitement de la potomanieLe meilleur traitement de la potomanie passe par une psychothérapie et une psychanalyse. Untraitement par approche progressive peut être mis en place. Il s’agit de faire diminuer progressivement la consommation d’eau de la personne atteinte en donnant des objectifs à respecter. Le 5 décembre 2016 à 12:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img

Doctor Who Tuesday Trope Ragtag Bunch of Misfits

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster From survivor’s guilt to the action girl, Doctor Who‘s cup runneth over with repetitive motifs.Each week, I’ll tackle another trope, examining its use, effectiveness, and relevance to the long-running BBC show. Motley crew, assemble!RAGTAG BUNCH OF MISFITSMeaning: An odd mix of hastily assembled or second-rate characters Usage in Doctor Who: The Doctor habitually acquires plebes with whom he travels across space and time, repeatedly saving the worldThe Tenth Doctor and his ragtag team (from left): Sarah Jane Smith, Mickey Smith, Jackie Tyler, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones, Captain Jack Harkness, Donna Noble (BBC)When Amelia Pond first meets the Doctor in “The Eleventh Hour,” he is the literal definition of ragtag: shabby, mangy, tattered; wearing clothes ravaged during a violent regeneration.But her Raggedy Man more often epitomizes the other meaning of the term.A sort of anthropological pack rat, the Doctor travels through space and time, amassing a random collection of friends and allies to help fight evil and defend humanity.A literal star-gazer, he stole a time machine and ran away from home, along the way indiscriminately picking up space pilots, 18th Century Scottish Highlanders, journalists, cavewomen, flight attendants, shop assistants, lunch ladies, and even a weaponized robot dog.Historically, the phrase “tag and rag” was commonly used in the 16th and 17th Centuries pejoratively, referring to members of the lower classes. By the 18th Century, the expression broadened to mean the lower classes or “the entire lot of something” (as opposed to just its more desirable parts), according to Merriam-Webster.Eventually shortened to “ragtag,” the adjective now usually describes a motley crew of sorts.Like the one, the Eleventh Doctor assembles to rescue Amy, and her baby in “A Good Man Goes to War.” The 900-year-old time traveler is joined by companion Rory Williams, a 2,000-year-old Roman Centurion; Commander Strax, a Sontaran nurse; Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint, a Victorian crime-fighting interspecies couple; and Dorium Maldovar, a large, blue, immoral humanoid. Oh, and there were space pirates, too.The Time Lord similarly recruits companions, Amy and Rory, along with Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, Edwardian big-game hunter John Riddell, and (inadvertently) Rory’s father Brian, for a mission in “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.”Despite decades of adaptations—the Marvel and DC cinematic universes, The Mighty Ducks, Pitch Perfect, The Dirty Dozen, Little Rascals, Legends of Tomorrow, every Dungeons & Dragons party ever—the trope has persisted, often with hilarious, charming results.After all, who wants to see a special team of experienced, skilled professionals save the day when a group of undisciplined low-lifes can do it instead?Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership. Stay on targetlast_img

Clark County Historical Museum carefully stores American Indian basketry

first_imgThe baskets needed a break.Now a temporary museum closure is helping them step out of the spotlight.With the Clark County Historical Museum closed for remodeling, its contents are moving out. That includes the “Woven History” exhibit that has been on display since 2004.Museum staffers are taking 98 pieces of American Indian basketry out of a gallery this week and boxing them up for long-term storage.“It’s an amazing collection,” said Katie Anderson, the museum’s executive director.Amazing on several levels, actually.As she examined a small cedar-bark basket made for huckleberry picking, Anderson explained what she found amazing: “That it’s survived, for one thing.”It’s also a great example of someone making use of the resources at hand, she said.Another artifact, an Aleut basket woven from rye grass, amazed her because of its combination of native artistry and practicality.“It was made for utilitarian purposes, but it’s incredibly beautiful, too. It looks so delicate, yet it’s made to be used,” Anderson said.The artistry is even more impressive when the baskets are removed from their protective glass cases. Nothing stands between a viewer and the distinctive woven patterns and bold geometric designs created with plant fibers.“It was such a thrill to hold them, to see them up close,” said Julie Daly, who was part of the team that organized the exhibit more than a decade ago.last_img

Sarri admits Zaha struggle

first_imgChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted his team struggled to cope with Wilfred Zaha during the team’s win against Crystal Palace on Sunday.The Blues defeated Roy Hodgson’s side 3-1 thanks to two goals from Alvaro Morata and one from Pedro Rodriguez, as Chelsea moved up to the second position on the Premier League table.Although the Côte d’Ivoire international failed to carry on with his penchant for scoring against the Blues, the winger was a constant source of worry for the Blues’ backline in the encounter.Sarri expressed his concern about his team leaving him space to attack, he was quick to point that playing against the former Manchester United winger is not an easy task.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“Because Zaha is very fast. Sometimes, I have to say that, especially in the first 20 minutes in the first half and the first 15 minutes of the second half, we were not in good positions under the ball line in the offensive phase,” Sarri admitted after the game, according to Goal.“We were in trouble because we gave them, and especially him, spaces to attack. So it’s not easy to run with Zaha in a long race.”Chelsea travel to Belarus on Thursday to face Bate Borisov in their fourth game of the UEFA Europa League, looking to maintain their perfect record in the competition this season.last_img

Offduty firefighter assists after seriousinjury crash

first_imgAn off-duty Clark County firefighter offered help early Sunday morning in Beaverton, Ore., after he witnessed a hit-and-run vehicle crash in which a pickup truck collided with a motorcycle, seriously injuring the motorcycle’s driver, according to the Beaverton Police Department.The crash, near Southwest 139th and Tualatin Valley Highway, took place shortly after midnight. Clark County Fire District 6 Capt. Scott Taube helped the motorcycle’s driver until emergency crews arrived. Just before the crash, the motorcycle was traveling at about 45 mph in a westbound lane on Tualatin Valley Highway. The truck was traveling east on the highway and started to turn left onto 139th, hitting the motorcycle head-on, police said.At the same time, Taube of Hillsboro, Ore., was driving his family home after catching a late movie for his daughter’s 18th birthday. “I told my wife, ‘There’s been an accident, can you call 911?’ ” Taube said Sunday.He approached the scene and noticed the truck’s air bags had been deployed, but its driver had fled. Taube then found the motorcycle’s driver on the curb, about 30 feet from the point of impact.last_img

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Miller Paolucci Named To Presidents List At Southern New

first_imgMANCHESTER, NH — It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the Winter 2019 President’s List:John MillerJake PaolucciThe winter term runs from January to May.Eligibility for the President’s List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average (GPA) of 3.7-4.0 and earn 12 credits for the semester.About Southern New Hampshire UniversitySouthern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, nonprofit institution with an 86-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults. Now serving more than 130,000 learners worldwide, SNHU offers over 300 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. Recognized as the “Most Innovative” regional university by U.S. News & World Report and one of the fastest-growing universities in the country, SNHU is committed to expanding access to high quality, affordable pathways that meet the needs of each learner. Learn more at The above announcement is from Southern New Hampshire University via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List & President’s List At SNHUIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Southern New Hampshire UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 5 Wilmington Students Receive Academic Honors At Southern New Hampshire UniversityIn “Education”last_img

Maruti Suzuki says it will have to move to electric cars

first_imgCorporate office of Maruti Suzuki India Limited is pictured in New DelhiReutersMaruti Suzuki India, the country’s biggest carmaker, said on Friday it planned to build electric cars as the government strives to electrify all new vehicles by 2030, though it didn’t give a timeline for the process. Maruti Suzuki’s chairman said there was still no clear roadmap on how the government aimed to achieve its target and a lot would depend on that.”We will make electric cars but I can’t give you the date just now because it is all very much a work in progress,” RC Bhargava told reporters after the company posted a 3 percent rise in quarterly profit, beating analysts’ estimates.India is working on a new auto policy that promotes the use of electric cars, and a draft is likely to be made public before the end of the year. This is a shift from an earlier policy that promoted hybrid and electric vehicles.Sales of electric cars in India remain negligible, however, mainly due to the high cost of batteries which make the vehicles expensive and out of reach for many buyers in a country where cars are as cheap as Rs 2.5 lakh ($3,800). A lack of charging stations also makes the whole proposition unviable for now.Maruti’s parent, Suzuki Motor Corp, has electric car technology which it can provide, Bhargava said, adding the Japanese company was also in talks with Toyota Motor Corp to form an alliance which may include sharing technologies like hybrid and electric.Maruti dominates the small car market in India and has been launching more premium vehicles as competition heats up with newer and planned entrants such as Kia Motors and SAIC Motor Corp.Maruti also manufactures hybrid cars, demand for which has taken a beating after the government raised sales taxes on them to as much as 43 percent. Bhargava said the future of hybrid cars in India would depend on the level of taxes and the company was in talks with the government to lower them.Growth slowingBhargava said while the company continued to expect double digit sales growth over the remainder of fiscal 2018, it would slow from the 18 percent posted in the second quarter.Earlier on Friday, Maruti reported a profit of Rs 2,484 crore ($381.86 million) for the second quarter ended September 30, versus Rs 2,402 a year ago, helped by higher sales of compact and utility vehicles. Analysts, on average, had expected a profit of Rs 2,229 crore, according to Thomson Reuters data.Maruti, which provides the bulk of Suzuki Motor’s revenues, sold a total of 4,92,118 vehicles during the quarter, up about 18 percent from a year ago.Sales of compact vehicles, which include the Swift and Baleno, rose 43.5 percent, while sales of utility vehicles like the Ertiga and Vitara Brezza climbed 27.6 percent.Maruti shares closed slightly higher at Rs 8,114.45.last_img

Barapukuria power plant closed again

first_imgBarapukuria coal mine yard. Photo: UNBA unit of Barapukuria Coal-fired Thermal Power Plant which resumed operation eight days ago to meet the demands of electricity during the Eid-ul-Azha was shut down again on Tuesday, reports UNB.Executive engineer and manager of the power plant Mahbubur Rahman said the unit having a capacity of producing 125MW electricity went out of operation around 3:45pm as the reserved coal got exhausted.The operation of the power plant will resume again depending on the availability of coal, he said.After remaining closed for about a month, the unit-2 of the Barapukuria power plant resumed its operation on 20 August.Barapukuria Coal-fired Thermal Power Plant was shut down on 22 July for shortage of coal.last_img

New ASE Guideline Assesses Imaging Strategies for Holes in the Heart

first_img The ScanTrainer transvaginal simulator is one example of Intelligent Ultrasound’s simulation technologies. 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 08, 2019 360 Degree View of an Echocardiography Exam on the SC2000 System This is a 360 degree view of a live cardiac echo demonstration for the Siemens Healthineers Acuson SC2000… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 11, 2019 360 Degree View of a Smartphone Performing a Cardiac Ultrasound Exam This 360 degree photo shows a basic, point-of-care cardiac echocardiogram being performed using a smartphone turned i read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 31, 2015 New ASE Guideline Assesses Imaging Strategies for “Holes in the Heart” Document examines different types of congenital defects, modalities used to evaluate them News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 31, 2019 Studies Confirm Clinical Value of ShearWave Elastography for Liver Fibrosis Evaluation SuperSonic Imagine announced the publication of the results of its prospective multicentric clinical study conducted in… read more July 31, 2015 — The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) released a new document describing various imaging strategies for diagnosing a “hole in the heart,” one of the most common types of congenital heart defects. The document, Guidelines for the Echocardiographic Assessment of Atrial Septal Defect and Patent Foramen Ovale: From the American Society of Echocardiography and Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, describes the various defects, the modalities used to evaluate them, and clearly lays out strategies for optimal imaging.Nearly one in four adults have one type of such defect called a patent foramen ovale (PFO), a small hole between chambers which does not close fully after birth. In many cases, PFOs and other types of atrial septal defects (ASDs) are small and may not cause symptoms for years, if ever. But when these defects are larger, they may cause problems and often need to be repaired, either in childhood or adulthood.In such cases, echocardiographic imaging is essential to make the diagnosis, determine the severity of the defect, determine the need for intervention, and in many cases guide the intervention as it is performed. The writing group for the ASE guideline was chaired by Frank E. Silvestry, M.D., FASE, associate professor of medicine, and director of the cardiovascular disease fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. Silvestry noted, “This collaboration between the ASE and SCAI represents a tremendous step forward in defining and standardizing the echocardiographic imaging of patients with atrial septal abnormalities. It represents a unique collaborative effort between adult and pediatric cardiologists, including both imagers and interventionalists, and will serve as a tremendous resource for all interested in this area.”The paper describes the different types of atrial septal abnormalities in detail, and also fully outlines the advantages and disadvantages for each type of echocardiography that may be employed: transthoracic echo (TTE), transesophageal echo (TEE), three-dimensional echo (3DE), intracardiac echo (ICE), Doppler echo and transcranial Doppler (TCD). The document contains more than 50 figures, 10 tables and 28 videos, which include imaging protocols, strategies for overall evaluation, and recommendations for guidance and follow-up imaging after various interventions.The paper will appear in the August 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE).In conjunction with the publication of the guideline document, Silvestry will conduct a live webinar, including a question and answer section, on Sept. 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm ET.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 360 Photos | Ultrasound Imaging | July 09, 2019 360 Degree View of a Mitral Valve Ultrasound Exam on a Vivid E95 System A view of a mitral read more

Cincinnati ChildrensUC Health Announce Grand Opening of Proton Therapy Center

first_imgNews | Proton Therapy | August 10, 2016 Cincinnati Children’s/UC Health Announce Grand Opening of Proton Therapy Center New center, which will include a dedicated research bay, expected to treat first patients in September August 10, 2016 — Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and UC Health are celebrating the grand opening of the new Proton Therapy Center. Located at Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus, the $120 million facility is one of the most advanced proton research and cancer treatment centers in the world. The first patients are expected to be treated in September.”This important investment will transform cancer care for children and adults and generate a new wave of discovery,” said Michael Fisher, president and CEO at Cincinnati Children’s. “Proton is advanced cancer therapy. I am pleased it is now available to our pediatric patients with the most challenging types of cancer, underscoring our deep commitment to always provide the safest and most effective treatment options.”Proton therapy is a form of radiation treatment used for certain types of cancers. The medical procedure involves a type of particle therapy utilizing a beam of protons to blast diseased tissue with remarkable precision. It works by extracting positively charged protons from hydrogen gas and accelerating them through a cyclotron (a particle accelerator) up to nearly 2/3 the speed of light. The protons are guided to the tumor site by powerful magnetic and electrical fields. They carry just enough charge to reach a precise point in the tumor.Traditional radiation treatment kills targeted cancer cells but can also damage surrounding healthy tissue. It’s estimated as much as one-third of the radiation dose a patient receives can wind up deposited away from the targeted tumor. Proton therapy is expected to significantly reduce the risks because of its precision, allowing cancer survivors to have far fewer long-term consequences.The types of cancer best treated by proton therapy include Hodgkin lymphoma, pediatric brain tumors, neuroblastoma and soft tissue sarcomas. In the adult population, the targeted treatment is specifically helpful in cancers of the brain, eyes, head, neck, lungs, prostate and spinal cord.The center will have the world’s only proton treatment gantry fully dedicated to research along several tracks including: basic biological research to better understand exactly how protons kill cancer cells; applied research and development for evaluating imaging methods, computer-targeting technologies and patient positioning techniques; and translational research to develop and refine other treatments that can augment proton therapy.The research will be done in cooperation among Cincinnati Children’s, UC Medical Center, the University of Cincinnati Physicians, the UC College of Medicine and Varian, the proton equipment manufacturer. Some collaborations will also involve research centers in Germany and Israel. More multi-institutional partnerships are likely.The Proton Therapy Center features two treatment gantries, one research gantry and a shelled treatment bay for future expansion. One treatment gantry is devoted to pediatric patients and one to adult patients.  The Center, located at Cincinnati Children’s Liberty campus, will have separate and clearly-marked entrances for children and adults.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Related Content News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 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 Oncology read more