YTV to Debut New Canadian Original Series Tricked

first_imgAdvertisement YTV is making magic this fall with the debut of the new Canadian original series, Tricked (20 x 30). Produced for YTV by Force Four Entertainment, and hosted by veteran magician Eric Leclerc, Tricked baffles unsuspecting people with magic, sleight-of-hand, and super sneaky pranks. The series premieres on Monday, September 5 and will air Monday to Thursday on YTV. YTV is making magic this fall with the debut of the new Canadian original series, Tricked (20 x 30). Produced for YTV by Force Four Entertainment, and hosted by veteran magician Eric Leclerc, Tricked baffles unsuspecting people with magic, sleight-of-hand, and super sneaky pranks. The series premieres on Monday, September 5 and will air Monday to Thursday on YTV.In each episode of Tricked, Eric goes undercover to pull well-crafted pranks on unsuspecting people, all caught on tape by hidden cameras. Well-known from his popular YouTube videos, which have garnered more than 10 million views worldwide, Eric performs illusions, misdirection and mind-reading tricks that will leave viewers in awe and disbelief day after day. Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Facebook Advertisement “Magic is universally exciting and I love its ability to connect people through wonder and amazement,” said Eric Leclerc, Host of Tricked. “We shot nearly 300 tricks for the series and each episode is jam-packed with laughs, shock, and awe for the whole family.”More magical content will be uploaded on YTV.com and YTVGo featuring tricks of the trade and tutorials on how to prank family and friends with magic that can be done at home. Also available online are videos revealing secrets from Tricked’s “Magic Camp,” where Eric and the magic team taught kids tricks using household items, which they then performed on camera.“We’re thrilled to bring Tricked to YTV this fall,” said John Ritchie, Chief Creative Officer of Force Four Entertainment. “Viewers of all ages are going to love our incredibly talented host Eric Leclerc, and how he uses his amazing magic tricks to put a whole new spin on the hidden camera genre.”Tricked is based on the highly successful ITV Studios UK show, of the same name. The YTV series results from a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the international distributor of the format. It has been adapted by Force Four for Corus Entertainment’s YTV.Tricked is based on the highly successful ITV Studios UK show, of the same name. The YTV series results from a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the international distributor of the format. It has been adapted by Force Four for Corus Entertainment’s YTV. Twitterlast_img read more

MuskratFalls protectors of the land plotting next course of action over flooding

first_imgTom Fennario APTN National NewsThe protectors of the land against Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project had a glimmer of hope when they believed the federal government would review the permits given to the province to allow flooding for the dam.And then news today that Ottawa would do no such thing.See related stories here: Muskrat FallsInstead, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador said it ordered Nalcor, the province’s energy corporation, to mitigate the threat of toxins being released into the water because of the dam.Now the protectors are planning their next course of action.tfennario@aptn.calast_img read more

Poll More Than Half of US Voters Think Trump is Racist

Rabat – According to the poll, 51% of voters think Trump is racist, compared to 45% who do not.  USA Today detailed the results, which are divided according to political affiliation, sex, race, and religion. CNN compared these findings to a September 1968 poll regarding former Alabama Governor George Wallace, who ran for president that year.  Wallace was a proud segregationist and opposed to the Civil Rights movement, which sought to grant black Americans equal rights. According to a Harris poll, 41% of voters believed he was racist, while 40% did not.  While they may not be representative of the entire population, these results demonstrate that “more voters believe Trump is racist than believed a segregationist running for president in 1968 was,” writes CNN analyst Harry Enten. Quinnipiac held similar polls in 2018, with 49% of respondents believing Trump is racist. The new poll comes on the heels of yet another racist scandal involving President Trump. In early July, he tweeted that four Democratic congresswomen of color should “go back” to their countries. The attack was directed at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar. All four are US citizens.Ocasio-Cortez was born in the Bronx, New York to a Puerto Rican family. Pressley, a black woman, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tlaib, of Palestinian descent, was born in Detroit, Michigan.Omar was born in Somalia in 1982. After fleeing the ongoing civil war, Omar’s family spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya. The family was granted asylum in the US in 1995, and Omar later became a US citizen at 17 years old. Amid Trump’s tweeting scandal, the president held a rally in North Carolina during which he doubled down on his comments. While criticizing Omar, his attendees and supporters began chanting “send her back.”A history of racist rhetoricTrump has been accused of spewing racist rhetoric since he launched his presidential bid in 2015. He also has a questionable past–records of his racist remarks date back to 1973.In June 2017, he reportedly remarked that once Nigerian immigrants saw America, they would “never go back to their huts.” At the same time, he also allegedly said Haitians “all have AIDS.” In January 2018, the President referred to El Salvador, Haiti, and various African nations as “s—hole countries,” and demanded to know why the US accepts immigrants from these places. Most recently, he referred to a majority-black district in Baltimore, Maryland as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” in a July 27 Twitter attack on black congressman Elijah Cummings.This attack came in response to Cummings’ criticism of the treatment of migrants at border facilities between the US and Mexico.  USA Today reported that Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld “warned the Republican Party that if it does not denounce Trump in 2020, the GOP will be known as the ‘party of racism in America.’” read more

UN relief chief saddened by deaths due to cyclone in Bangladesh India

26 May 2009The top United Nations humanitarian official today expressed his sadness in hearing of the loss of life and property damage caused by a cyclone in Bangladesh and India. According to media reports, Cyclone Aila has claimed over 100 lives.In a statement, John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, extended his condolences to the affected, and said that the UN “stands ready to assist as required.”

Burns falls shy of century as Chase strikes for Windies

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCrandon, Drakes, Radford to assist Richard Pybus -CWIJanuary 21, 2019In “latest news”Windies women head to Barbados for training campSeptember 8, 2018In “Sports”Kensington Oval to host first day-night Test in the CaribbeanFebruary 6, 2018In “latest news” Keaton Jennings of England loses his wicket to Alzarri Joseph of West Indies during Day Four of the First Test match between England and West Indies at Kensington Oval on January 26, 2019 in Bridgetown, Barbados.BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AFP) — Rory Burns missed out a maiden Test hundred as two bowling changes paid off for the West Indies with England reaching the lunch interval at 134 for two having been set the improbable target of 628 on the fourth day of the first Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday.Thoroughly outplayed by the home side over the previous two days to the extent that they find themselves in what looks a hopeless cause, the tourists showed greater appetite for the contest in the morning session in adding 82 runs to their overnight position of 52 without loss.However it was the loss of both openers and especially the manner in which they departed which will trouble England as they try to salvage something from the match before the teams turn their attention to the second Test beginning in Antigua next Thursday.Despite showing the traditional left-hander’s vulnerability outside the off-stump, Burns played attractively in getting to 84, the highest score of a young Test career which is just into its fourth match.His first attempt at an attacking shot in the second over of the day was edged to the third man boundary through the gap between third slip and gully at a catchable height off Kemar Roach. Still he kept on playing positively, following in the vein from the previous evening, and brought up his second Test half-century off 79 deliveries with ten fours.But he lost opening partner Keaton Jennings for 14 after a stand of 85, England’s best effort for the first wicket in Tests in more than two years. As in the first innings, Jennings’ left-hander’s flaw to deliveries angled across him proved his downfall as he drove at Alzarri Joseph in the lanky fast bowler’s first over of the morning for Jason Holder to pull down a sharp catch high to his left at third slip.Jonny Bairstow joined Burns and the two instinctively attacking players mixed discipline with aggression in a partnership of 49 which took them to the verge of the lunch interval when another bowling change by Holder brought a second wicket.Roston Chase, whose off-spin was not required in the England first innings debacle when they were routed for just 77 off 30.2 overs on the second afternoon, struck with his fifth delivery as Burns left a gap between bat and pad pushing forward to a straight ball which hit the top of off-stump.It proved to be the last ball of the session which lifted West Indian spirits even further at the same time that it deflated England’s. They will now be looking to their captain, Joe Root, who is expected to come to the crease with Bairstow (29 not out) after the interval, to match the heroics of West Indies captain Holder who dominated day three with an unbeaten 202 in an unbroken seventh-wicket partnership of 295 with Shane Dowrich.Dowrich, whose 343-minute occupation of the crease in compiling 116 not out left him with a sore back overnight, has remained in the dressing room so far on day four with Shai Hope deputising as wicketkeeper. read more

Windows 8 drops Blue for Black Screen of Death

first_imgIf you’ve ever used the Windows operating system then you’ve mostly likely heard the term BSoD, and probably experienced one too. The Blue Screen of Death is every user’s worst nightmare, usually striking just before you went to click save on hours of work, or as you’re completing a level in your current game of choice that took hours to get through with no save points.A BSoD means only one thing: something went seriously wrong in Windows and you have no choice but to restart. Data is lost and there’s little information on what went wrong. It’s basically something you really want to avoid if at all possible.In Windows 8 you may be able to avoid it completely, as it might not even exist anymore. User canouna on the My Digital Life forum noticed that in the latest beta build of Windows 8 (7955) there is still a BSoD, but that first “B” stands for Black instead of Blue. You can see the new BSoD in the screenshot below:You may remember that during early builds of Longhorn Microsoft switched to a Red Screen of Death as seen here:But Microsoft then reverted back to blue as the background color when the OS launched. We get the feeling that isn’t the case with this Black Screen of Death as it looks a lot more final and informative for the user. It’s very clear what you need to do from that first line of information.If it is final, then at least Microsoft is allowing the term BSoD to live on in its new 2011 form. But it will be the end of an era nonetheless and in some weird way I’m sure we’ll all miss that blue screen.Read more at the My Digital Life forum and Winrumorslast_img read more

Des scientifiques découvrent le responsable de lodeur de transpiration

first_imgDes scientifiques découvrent le responsable de l’odeur de transpirationEt si les chercheurs venaient de trouver la solution pour rendre nos trajets en transports en commun moins désagréables ? Grâce à leur récente découverte, on pourra peut-être bientôt dire adieu aux odeurs corporelles qui dérangent nos narines et créent d’affreux complexes. Mais avant de lever les bras de joie dans le métro, on patiente avec les explications de Maxisciences Selon un sondage TNS-Sofres datant de 2013, le pire voisin de bureau est celui qui sent mauvais ! Bonne nouvelle pour ces 32 % de salariés français, ce cauchemar olfactif sera probablement bientôt un mauvais souvenir. Grâce aux travaux de scientifiques de l’Université de York, en collaboration avec ceux de Cambridge  (Grande-Bretagne), on connaît désormais le responsable des odeurs désagréables quand on sue. « J’accuse »… une protéine !Pour rappel, la transpiration est fabriquée par deux types de glandes sudoripares. Les très nombreuses glandeseccrines (environ 3 millions) qu’on retrouve presque sur tout le corps jouent un rôle dans notre thermorégulation et produisent une sueur qui ne sent rien. Selon nos émotions et l’intensité de notre activité physique, elles peuvent secréter jusqu’à 3 litres d’eau par heure. Et les glandes apocrines dont la localisation est limitée aux niveaux des aisselles, des paupières, du pubis, des parties génitales et de la région mammaire. Elles s’excitent généralement après qu’on a été stimulé psychiquement (émotions fortes, stress) ou sexuellement.La sueur qu’elles fabriquent est plus épaisse, riche en différentes molécules et protéines. Elle est également inodore… au départ ! C’est au contact des bactéries, qui sont naturellement présentes à la surface de la peau, qu’elle devient odorante, voire malodorante ! Publiée dans la revueeLife, l’étude menée par les chercheurs britanniques a désigné le coupable de cet effluve. Il s’agit d’une protéine de transport, présente dans la sueur produite par les glandes apocrines, qui absorbe les composants inodores et les transforme alors en cette bien distincte odeur de transpiration.  Des déodorants plus ciblés et moins violentsÀ lire aussiQu’est-ce-qui donne à la pluie une odeur si agréable ?Cette découverte scientifique va permettre aux fabricants de produits d’hygiène corporelle d’imaginer des articles plus ciblés, plus efficaces et surtout moins nocifs. « Les déodorants actuels agissent comme une bombe nucléaire sous nos bras. Ils inhibent ou tuent la majorité des bactéries afin d’éviter l’odeur ce transpiration. Alors que seul un petit nombre de ces bactéries situées au niveau des aisselles est responsable des mauvaises odeurs », regrette le Dr Gavin Thomas du département de biologie de l’université de York. Et de préciser, comme le rapporte un article de BBC, que cette avancée permettra d’imaginer une « meilleure arme contre l’odeur de transpiration. Un déodorant sous la forme d’un vaporisateur ou de roll-on contenant une substance qui neutralisera cette protéine de transport ». Une bonne nouvelle pour tous et surtout pour les marques de l’hygiène et de la beauté. Il se vend aujourd’hui 111 flacons de déodorants par seconde dans le monde ! Le 4 juillet 2018 à 14:06 • Marina Marcoutlast_img read more

Pellegrini warns young players about moneygrabbing agents

first_imgWest Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has warned the club’s U23 players to beware of money-grabbing agents who could send their career down the wrong path.Since his appointment as manager last summer, Pellegrini has had the top young players of the U23s, working alongside the first team players at the club’s training base, with the youngsters promoted from the club’s academy.The former Manchester City boss has m urged those young players looking to make the step up to learn from their contact with senior first team players like Mark Noble, who came through the club’s academy.“You cannot listen to just one person alone so you have a lot of different people who will talk to you. Your maturity is so important,” Pellegrini said, according to Evening Standard.“Noble is so important, not only because he has been a player of West Ham his whole life, but he is the captain of the team. He knows the way he must develop them as a player.”Report: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United moveReport: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United move George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Declan Rice is committed to his West Ham contract and not a move to Manchester United.In an interview reported by football.london, Rice opens up…“There are a lot of other players who have different experiences. It is very important for young players to talk with Samir Nasri, with Andy Carroll, with Marko Arnautovic. There are a lot of players who have good experience.”last_img read more

Bose is having a little sale

first_imgEnlarge ImageThe SoundLink Micro is $20 off. Sarah Tew/CNET A bunch of Bose products, including headphones and speakers, are being discounted at a variety of online retailers. The savings aren’t huge, but a few deals are worth highlighting.Note that CNET may get a share of the revenue from the sale of products featured on this page.Bose SoundLink Micro wireless speaker is 20% offBose’s SoundLink Micro, one of our favorite pocket Bluetooth speakers is on sale for $79 or $20 off. We’ve seen it for as low as $70 on Black Friday, but 20% off isn’t bad. See it at AmazonBose QuietComfort headphones are $50 offBose’s QuietComfort 35 II is on sale for $299 (including the limited-edition rose gold color). That’s not surprising considering Bose’s new Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are available. As I’ve said before, while $400 is certainly expensive for a headphone — some might argue too expensive — most people would seemingly prefer to pay $50 more for the latest and greatest from Bose and ignore the old model unless it was priced significantly lower. I think the new model performs better, particularly for making calls. See it at AmazonBose true wireless headphones are $20 offFinally, Bose’s SoundSport Free true wireless headphones (in all colors) are $20 off or $180. Bose was expected to release new true wireless earphones in 2019 — the Earbuds 500 — but their release date has been pushed back to 2020. See it at Amazon Tags 23 Photos Comments Now playing: Watch this: Bose’s SoundLink Micro brings the bass Originally published earlier, updated to verify that deals are still active. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR.center_img Mobile Accessories Headphones 1:44 Share your voice 3 Bose QuietComfort 35 II adds Google Assistant Boselast_img read more

South Central Railway bags four All India performance efficiency

first_imgSecunderabad: South Central Railway achieved highest recognition at National Level by bagging four All India Performance Efficiency Shields at 64th Railway Week Awards function held at NCPA Auditorium, Mumbai on Tuesday. SCR bagged All India Performance Efficiency shields for Traffic Transportation; Personnel Management; Civil Engineering and Stores Departments. These Shields are presented by Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman Railway Board during the function. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Traffic Transportation Shield South Central Railway has registered the best ever annual freight loading performance in the history of the Zone by reaching the mark of 122.51 million tonnes (MTs) loading, which is 10% more than the target set by the Railway Board. The incremental loading registered by SCR is the best amongst all zones of Indian Railways, which is 30% of total incremental traffic over IR. The Zone has operated a highest number of Special Trains i.e, 2152 and augmented more than 10,000 extra coaches to clear the extra rush of passengers which resulted in carrying of around 30 lakh additional passengers over the Zone, which led to bagging the Traffic Transportation Shield. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Personnel Management Shield The Zone was also instrumental on Indian Railways in implementing various Human Resources initiatives viz., Employees Overseas Camp, Staff Welfare Canteen etc., and introduction of various Digital Initiatives for the benefit of staff and also promoting the green initiatives such e-settlement for beneficiary of employees superannuating; e-Office for file movement. SCR has been nominated as the Nodal Zone for developing and implementation of the Unique Medical Identity Card (UMID) for employees and pensioners on Pan India level; etc., all of which led to bag the Personnel Management Shield. Advertise With Us Stores Shield Stores Shield has been jointly bagged by South Central Railway and South Western Railway. The major contributions of SCR Stores Department are – Rs 340 crores earned through scrap sale which is 17 % more than the target set by Railway Board; the Inventory turnover ratio was the best among all Zones in Indian Railways. Overall material availability was maintained at 99.9 % throughout the year, while the availability of safety and passenger necessary items were 100 % throughout the year. SCR is the first zone to print advertisements on Unreserved Tickets (UTS) for generation of Non Fare Revenue of around Rs. 3 crores. Materials worth Rs 32 crore was purchased through Government e-Market Place (GeM) as against the target set by Railway Board of Rs 30 crore. Engineering Shield Engineering Shield is jointly bagged by South Central Railway with Western and Northern Railway. South Central Railway is amongst the first Zone over Indian Railways to eliminate all the Unmanned Level Crossings (UMLCs) well before the targeted date. Road Under Bridges/Limited Height Subways (RUBs/LHS) which were constructed by adopting Innovative methods, taking short blocks, with bare minimal impact on train services. The Deep Screening Turnouts with Ballast Cleaning Machine (BCM) for a distance of 628 Kms has been completed by exceeding the Railway Board target set for 489 Kms.last_img read more

State minister SC judge fined for driving on wrong side

first_imgA drive was conducted in front of state guest house Sugandha in the capital Sunday afternoon to seize vehicles, which were driven on the wrong side of the road. Photo: Syful IslamState minister for social welfare Nuruzzaman Ahmed was fined for driving on the wrong side of the road in Dhaka city on Sunday afternoon.The Anti-Corruption Commission, during an impromptu drive in front of state guest house Sugandha in the capital, also fined a secretary of the government, a Supreme Court judge, police officer, journalists and leaders of ruling Awami League for violating traffic rules.ACC chairman Iqbal Mahmood led the drive conducted by the police for two hours.The police sued and fined the users of a total of 50 vehicles of which, 40 were owned by the government.Senior assistant commissioner of Ramna traffic zone of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), Md Alauddin said, “Cases were filed against about 50 vehicles during the drive conducted from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The vehicles were fined as well.”Meanwhile, news agency UNB gave an update saying the number of vehicles penalised during the drive is 64.last_img read more

Govt probing Ekramul killing audio Home minister

first_imgHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan. File PhotoHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday said his ministry has received the audio record of the last mobile phone conversations between slain Teknaf ward councillor Ekramul Haque and his family members, reports UNB.The minister came up with the information while talking to newsmen at an anti-drug awareness programme on the campus of Stamford University’s Siddeswari.“A team led by a magistrate is investigating the audio tape,” said the minister.Local Awami League leader and Teknaf ward councillor Ekramul Haque was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Cox’s Bazar on the night of 26 May.The list of drug traders is very long and the intelligence units of law enforcement agencies are updating it regularly, Asaduzzaman said adding, “The drive will continue until all the listed drug traders are arrested.”In another query, the minister said that around 85,000 prisoners are now there in different jails. “Among them, 37 per cent is accused in drug-related cases.” Causalities are not expected in any drive, the minister further said. “There’s no murder which is out of the investigation,” he added.Asaduzzaman, however, urged all to raise voice against drugs.The minister said the young generation of the country is being derailed after becoming drug addicts.“Today’s youths will lead the nation in 2041. They’ve to be saved from drug abuse. The government has declared the anti-narcotics drive in a bid to save the young generation.”Stamford University vice-chancellor professor Mohammad Ali Naqi presided over the programme. Farid Uddin Ahmed, secretary of Security Services Division of the home ministry was, among others, present.last_img read more

Geek Pick Oculus Quest Is VR With Freedom Finally

first_imgStay on target The Oculus Quest headset works completely by itself. You don’t need to connect it to a computer or a phone. The 1,440 by 1,600 per eye resolution is actually higher than some tethered headsets.AdChoices广告But overall power is one of the things you’re trading off for freedom. The sensors on the headset won’t track you as accurately as base stations spread across your room. And the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, while beefier than previous standalone headsets, is no gaming PC.Still, a slight dip in graphical quality is an easy price to pay for a VR headset that actually lets you move wherever you want. Constantly worrying about the cables carefully connecting my expensive headset to my expensive computer quickly breaks immersion in other VR experiences. It discourages players from fully physically expressing themselves.But that’s not the case with Oculus Quest. And new motion controllers offer six degrees of freedom (and maybe hidden messages) fully transporting you into the virtual space. The Oculus Quest’s weaker specs may ultimately limit what games it can run. But right now it has a surprisingly amount of great titles like Beat Saber, Superhot VR, and Ballista.For more on the Oculus Quest check out the extensive review on our sister site PCMag.com. For more on VR check out our review of Nintendo Labo VR Kit and our hands-on impressions of the upcoming Iron Man VR game.More on Geek.com: Whatever your thoughts are on Oculus (and Palmer Luckey) you have got to give it up for the Facebook subsidiary for pushing long and hard to make virtual reality a thing again. And while Valve tries to push the tech to its absolute breaking point in terms of power (and price), Oculus seems to realize that in the long-term mass consumer adoption is better for the health of the platform. That philosophy has now led to the Oculus Quest, a great affordable standalone VR headset finally giving you real freedom. Geek Pick: Ikea Sonos Symfonisk Is A WiFi Bookshelf SpeakerGeek Pick: Fi Smart Dog Collar Sniffs Out Your Pet Geek Pick: Philips Hue Play Light Bar Lights Up Your MediaGeek Pick: Nokia 7.1 Is an Excellent, Affordable Android PhoneGeek Pick: Flir One Pro Is a Hot Thermal Cameralast_img read more

Irish teens idea of using bacteria to improve crop yields wins Google

first_img Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org) —Three high-schoolers from Cork County Ireland have won the top prize at this year’s Google Science Fair for their project that demonstrates a way to germinate seeds faster using bacteria as a seed treatment. Sophie Healy-Thow, Émer Hickey, and Ciara Judge won the Grand Prize by developing a way to increase crop yields in food scarce countries. After discovering nodules growing on pea plants in a family garden, which turned out to be the result of a reaction by the plant to bacteria in the soil, the teens began an investigation. They learned that the presence of certain bacteria can instill a sort of fear in a plant, causing it to speed up germination, so as to avoid being overtaken. They wondered what would happen if seeds were treated with a bacteria laden liquid before planting. To find out, they planted a garden with several different types of plants, some with treated seeds, others without, then tended the garden to see what impact the treatment would have.The group found that all of the treated seeds sprouted on average 50 percent faster than those that were left untreated, which, the team reports led to an increase in harvest amounts of some of the oats by as much as 70 percent.Speeding up germination means bacteria and other pests, such as insects, have less time to wreak havoc on new plants, which in the end results in more food being produced.The next step for the team (they’ve already applied for a patent) is to refine their process—to grow the bacteria (in soil), to harvest it and then to bottle and sell it. They may find that path easier than they thought as officials with the European Commission (the executive body of the European Union) have expressed interest in helping them develop their idea. The trio isn’t stopping there either, they plan to conduct more research—they want to know what exactly is happening inside the seeds when exposed to the bacteria—looking to see if perhaps there is another, simpler, cheaper and easier way to set off the speed-up reaction. Citation: Irish teens’ idea of using bacteria to improve crop yields wins Google Science Fair prize (2014, September 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-09-irish-teens-idea-bacteria-crop.html More information: — www.googlesciencefair.com/en/— googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/0 … -big-announcing.html Coated seeds could encourage an early start for spring planting Hayley, Mihir, Kenneth, Ciara, Sophie and Émer © 2014 Phys.orglast_img read more

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first_img Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more October 3, 2013 — Despite evidence that contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) does not improve survival rates, an increasing number of young women with breast cancer elect to remove their healthy breast to avoid recurrence and improve survival.Researchers surveyed 123 women aged 40 or younger without known bilateral breast cancer who reported having bilateral mastectomy. The purpose of the survey was to better understand how women approach the decision to have CPM. The survey included questions about the women’s health history, reason for choosing CPM and knowledge and perceptions about breast cancer. Most of the women (n = 97) had stage I or II breast cancer and 60 percent of tumors were estrogen receptor-positive. Almost all (98 percent) of the women surveyed indicated that desires to decrease their risk for contralateral breast cancer (CBC) prompted their decision to remove the healthy breast. Although 94 percent of the women surveyed said they chose bilateral mastectomy to increase survival, only 18 percent reported thinking that CPM improved survival rates. Almost all of the women surveyed overestimated the actual risk of CBC.While physicians were identified as the most important sources of information about breast cancer, only one-third of the women cited a desire to follow a physician’s recommendations as an extremely or very important factor in their decision. The authors suggest that this survey underscores a need for better risk communication strategies that help patients make decisions based on evidence.For more information: www.phys.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more read more 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). Related Content IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more News | October 03, 2013 Survey: Unfounded Fear of Recurrence Prompts Young Breast Cancer Patients to Remove Healthy Breasts Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Sept. 17, 2013 Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more last_img read more

Washington Gridlock Spells Quiet Week for Mortgage Rates

first_imgWashington Gridlock Spells Quiet Week for Mortgage Rates Share Fixed mortgage rates held more or less steady this week as Capitol Hill remained locked in debate over budgetary concerns.[IMAGE]According to data in “”Freddie Mac’s””:http://www.freddiemac.com/ Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.23 percent (0.7 point) for the week ending October 10, just up from 4.22 percent last week. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.39 percent.The 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.31 percent (0.7 point), up from 3.29 percent previously.[COLUMN_BREAK]News was similar for adjustable rates. The 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.05 percent (0.4 point), rising from 3.03 percent. The 1-year ARM averaged 2.64 percent (0.4 point), increasing a single basis point.In addition to putting markets into a “”wait and see”” position, the federal debt impasse made for a “”light week of economic data releases””–giving investors little to react to, explained Frank Nothaft, VP and chief economist for Freddie Mac.Meanwhile, “”Bankrate.com””:http://www.bankrate.com/ recorded a fifth consecutive week of declines for fixed rates in its weekly national survey. According to the site, the 30-year fixed averaged 4.39 percent this week–down from 4.41 percent–while the 15-year fixed was flat at 3.47 percent.The 5/1 ARM experienced the greatest movement, falling 6 basis points to 3.34 percent.””The ongoing government shutdown and the looming debt ceiling deadline have made investors cautious. The prospect for slower economic growth has investors moving into longer-term government and mortgage-backed bonds, bringing yields lower,”” Bankrate said in a release. “”This has been good for mortgage rates, which are closely related to yields on long-term government bonds.”” in Data, Originationcenter_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bankrate Debt Crisis Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Politics Service Providers 2013-10-10 Tory Barringer October 10, 2013 432 Views last_img read more

Oscarwinning actor Morgan Freeman apologized on T

first_img Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman apologized on Thursday to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behaviour, after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour on movie sets and in other professional settings.“Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy,” the actor, now 80, said in a statement sent to The Associated Press by his publicist, Stan Rosenfield. “I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent.”Freeman won the 2005 Oscar for best supporting actor for “Million Dollar Baby.” He was nominated four other times, including for “Driving Miss Daisy” and “The Shawshank Redemption,” and is renowned for his prolific voiceover work.Earlier this year, he was honoured by SAG-AFTRA with a lifetime achievement award. In a statement to The Associated Press, the organization, which represents actors, journalists and others, called the allegations “compelling and devastating” and contrary to its attempts to make sure working environments are safe in the industry.“Any accused person has the right to due process, but it is our starting point to believe the courageous voices who come forward to report incidents of harassment,” the statement read. “Given Mr. Freeman recently received one of our union’s most prestigious honours recognizing his body of work, we are therefore reviewing what corrective actions may be warranted at this time.”The CNN report includes the account of a production assistant on the 2017 heist film “Going In Style,” who detailed an incident in which the actor repeatedly tried to lift up her skirt, and asked if she was wearing underwear. She alleged that Freeman subjected her to unwanted touching and comments on a near-daily basis on the film.Several women alleged that he made frequent comments about their bodies, or would stare at them in ways that made them feel uncomfortable. CNN spoke to 16 people about Freeman; eight said they had experienced harassment or inappropriate behaviour, and eight said they had witnessed such conduct. Seven of them described harassment or inappropriate behaviour at Revelations Entertainment, a company he co-founded with Lori McCreary.The CNN report also cited accounts by three entertainment reporters of inappropriate remarks they allege Freeman made at press junkets, including the report’s co-author, Chloe Melas, who describes Freeman shaking her hand, “not letting go while repeatedly looking her up and down and saying more than once a variation of, ‘I wish I was there’” — and also “You are ripe.” FILE – In this May 22, 2018 file photo, actor Morgan Freeman attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior. His remarks come after CNN reported that multiple women have accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on movie sets and in other professional settings. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) by Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press Posted May 24, 2018 10:19 am PDT Last Updated May 24, 2018 at 1:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusationslast_img read more

CyBC poll shows landslide victory for Anastasiades

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades is poised for a landslide re-election against either of the two candidates likely to join him in the run-off in January’s presidential election, according to a poll presented by state broadcaster CyBC on Friday night.According to a sample of 1,100 randomly selected respondents questioned through phone interviews by Cymar from November 14 to 18, Anastasiades was seen leading the first round with 27 per cent. Akel-backed Stavros Malas and Diko leader Nicolas Papadopoulos – who is backed by his party, socialists Edek, Solidarity and the Green party – tied in second place at 13.5 per cent.Far-right Elam leader Christos Christou was a surprise fourth, with 4 per cent, ahead of Citizens’ Alliance leader Yiorgos Lillikas, who will be disappointed with the 2 per cent he garnered in the poll.Bank bondholders’ association head Fivos Mavrovouniotis followed with 1 per cent.Ten per cent of respondents said they plan to sit out the vote, while 21.5 per cent identified themselves as undecided and 7 per cent declined to answer.The aggregated results of those who stated a preferred candidate widened Anastasiades’ first-round lead, showing him at 44 per cent, with Malas and Papadopoulos trailing at 22 per cent, Christou at 7 per cent and Lillikas at 3 per cent.The 10-per-cent pool of undecideds was dissected by the pollsters, revealing that it comprised 29 per cent female and 13 per cent male voters.Per party, undecideds formed a whopping 47 per cent of those who voted for the Greens in last year’s legislative elections, 31 per cent of those who voted for the Citizens’ Alliance, and 30, 20 and 10 per cent of those who voted for Solidarity, Diko and Edek, respectively.Eleven per cent of Akel’s voters in last year’s election said they were undecided this time, while Disy and Elam’s undecideds were in the single digits at 9 per cent each.The group of undecideds belonged mostly to the younger age-groups, with a steadily declining trend among older voters. The age bracket featuring the largest share of undecideds was 18 to 24, with 28 per cent, and the smallest the 65+ age group with 12 per cent.Irrespective of their own voting preference, more than three in five respondents – 61 per cent – said they thought Anastasiades would win the election, 11 per cent named Papadopoulos as most likely to win, and 6 per cent Malas, with 22 per cent not expressing an opinion.In the second round, things become even easier for Anastasiades, according to this poll.Opposite Malas, the president tallies 42 per cent of the vote, with Akel’s candidate getting 22 per cent, as 13 per cent have still to make up their minds between the two. One in five would vote for neither – 7 per cent would abstain, 13 per cent said they would vote for neither, 4 per cent would cast a blank vote, and 2 per cent would cast an invalid vote – and 5 per cent declined to answer.If Papadopoulos were to make it to the run-off, Anastasiades would still maintain a comfortable lead, with 40 per cent, although the challenger would fare better than Malas, with 25 per cent. Fourteen per cent said they have yet to choose among the two, while 16 per cent said neither and 6 per cent said they would abstain.In the least likely scenario, Papadopoulos would beat Malas in the run-off with 33 to 27 per cent, although this is the only scenario in which the undecideds – 13 per cent – could swing the result. Over one in five – 22 per cent – said they would vote for neither, while 5 per cent declined to identify a preference.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchResearch Best Compact SUV Cars. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today!Yahoo SearchUndoLiverMD | SupplementTop Doctor Recommends Liver Health SolutionLiverMD | SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Latvian bank targeted by FinCEN operates unit in Cyprus

first_imgBy Stelios OrphanidesThe Latvian lender ABLV Bank, which US authorities described ten days ago as “a foreign bank of primary money laundering concern” by the US Financial Crime Enforcement Network (FinCEN), operates an office in Cyprus, unknown to regulators.The ABLV’s Cyprus unit is ABLV Corporate Services Ltd, registered in September 2010, and is a unit of the Riga-based ABLV Corporate Services Holding SIA, a subsidiary of the ABLV Group, according to the website of the Department of Company Registrar and Official Receiver.“The principal activity is informing clients about the branch’s head office services,” a spokesperson of the bank said in an emailed response. In September last year, the size of the bank’s balance sheet was €3.6bn.The Cypriot subsidiary is renting office space in the building headquartering the Chrysses Demetriades & Co, the Limassol-based law firm, the ABLV spokesman said.In a telephone interview also on Thursday, lawyer Michael McBride, a partner at the law firm, confirmed that the latter is renting out space to the bank’s subsidiary just as “we do this with other companies”.“We are not providing and legal services to the bank,” McBride added, a claim corroborated by the search on the website of Registrar of Companies.The Central Bank of Cyprus, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC) said that they are not supervising the activities of the unit. The three supervisory authorities supervise banks, investment and corporate services companies and accounting firms respectively.The operations of ABLV’s subsidiary was the cause of speculation among Cypriot social media users.Two sources familiar with the matter said that the type of activity of ABLV’s Cypriot unit could allow it to circumvent the need for “passporting,” i.e. notifying the Cypriot supervisory authority about its intention to operate in Cyprus after receiving the green light from the Latvian supervisor.FinCEN said that it is “seeking to prohibit the opening or maintaining of a correspondent account in the United States for, or on behalf of, ABLV Bank,” which is reminiscent of the FBME Bank case, the Tanzanian lender banned by the US from transacting in US dollar in 2014. The bank has units also in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Hong Kong.The case of ABLV, which is also suspected of aiding North Korea’s missile programme, came days before Latvian authorities arrested the governor of the Baltic country’s national bank on bribery charges, which is currently rocking Latvia whose banking system played a significant role in the laundering of Magnitsky funds as well as in the case of the Russian Laundromat. The latter scheme, uncovered four years ago, showed that Russian criminals laundered billions of euros also through Latvian banks.On Saturday, Latvian authorities detained Latvijas Banka’s governor Ilmārs Rimšēvičs, and released him on Monday. According to a February 19, Washington Post report, Rimšēvičs, who was a day later suspended from his post, requested bribes through an alleged sidekick from a banker.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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