EgoTripping Dennis Rodman Thinks He Deserves Nobel Peace Prize

Dennis Rodman, the attention seeker and former NBA player, wants a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition for his recent peacemaking efforts.A few months ago “The Worm” traveled to North Korea with the Harlem Globetrotters, where he met and conversed with the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un and pronounced him a “friend for life.”As a result of the meeting, Rodman feels he should get recognition by the Nobel Committee for trying to mend the relationship between the United States and North Korea.  He compared himself to peacemakers such as American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and South African social rights activist Desmond Tutu.“My mission is to break the ice between hostile countries,” Rodman told Sports Illustrated in an interview for its annual “Where are they now?” issue.“Why it’s been left to me to smooth things over, I don’t know. Dennis Rodman, of all people. Keeping us safe is really not my job; it’s the black guy’s [that would be President Obama] job. But I’ll tell you this: If I don’t finish in the top three for the next Nobel Peace Prize, something’s seriously wrong.” read more

Backtoback OT losses for OSU mens soccer

Then-sophomore defender Austin Bergstrom (25) kicks the ball during a game against Michigan in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Nov. 9 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.Credit: Lantern File PhotoOn Sunday night, the Ohio State men’s soccer team lost their second overtime game in a row, this time to UC Santa Barbara 1-0.The only score in the match was by Gaucho junior midfielder Kevin Feucht on a far cross from freshman forward Jonah Adomakoh. The goal came just three minutes into the first overtime period. “You can’t win when you don’t score,” Ohio State coach John Bluem said. “We probably, maybe deserved a draw in both games we played this weekend. To come up on the short side in both and in overtime is mentally tough on the team.” The game kicked off at 9:15 p.m. after a delay that lasted over two hours due to rain and lightning in the area. The Buckeyes spent much of the early goings with possession of the ball, playing solid defense and connecting on their passes. However, OSU was unable to find scoring opportunities, getting outshot by UC Santa Barbara 8-1 through the first 45 minutes. Opportunity presented itself for the Gauchos as a shot by sophomore striker Nick DePuy was saved by OSU redshirt freshman goalkeeper Parker Siegfried. DePuy launched another shot a minute later, this time the ball ricocheting off the post and out.  Offside calls were an issue for the Buckeyes in the first period, registering three in the first 25 minutes of play. One such offside call resulted in a would-be goal getting taken away from OSU senior forward Danny Jensen. The teams went into the half tied at zero. In the 56th minute, OSU had a good scoring chance with a three-on-two man advantage in the Gauchos zone, but UC Santa Barbara freshman goalkeeper Titouan Le Roux made a diving save on a shot by Buckeye junior forward Marcus McCrary. OSU had opportunities to put one in the back of the net in the second period, including a stretch around the 71st minute that included four straight corner kicks, all of which were defended well by the Gauchos. In a match that got continuously more chippy as the night went on, UC Santa Barbara was called for 19 fouls, including two yellow cards, while OSU was called for six fouls. Siegfried had a big night in net for the Buckeyes. The redshirt freshman goalkeeper recorded six saves, including a huge save in the 83rd minute on a penalty kick by Feucht after an OSU handball in the box. Siegfried thwarted his goal attempt, guessing correctly and falling to block the right side of the net, stopping the ball in its tracks.Despite the impressive night in goal for Siegfried, the Buckeyes would eventually fall short. “Its tough taking two overtime losses like that, but the one thing we really do have is a lot of fight,” Siegfried said. “This team is really made of a lot, and these guys have a lot of heart.”Despite the two losses over the weekend, Bluem remains confident in his team’s abilities.“I am very pleased with our performance,” Bluem said. “I know we can get better. We just got to encourage the guys to stay with it and keep after it, because we are going to be a good team.”The Buckeyes next matchup is Friday, Sept. 2 at 10 p.m. at the University of Portland. read more

HANDBALL FUN FRIENDS – Granollers Cup 2015

← Previous Story TUS Lubbecke sign Slovenian goalie Matevž Skok Next Story → WCh 2013 TOP scorer Susann Muller to miss rest of EURO 2014 One of the fastest growing youth summer tournaments in Europe- Granollers Cup 2015 waiting for the teams all across the World in fantastic enviroment and in the cooliest atmosphere of one of the bastion of Spanish handball. City of the huge handball tradition 24 – 28 June, 2015. City – home of BM Granollers, one of the best Spanish handball team ever and certainly with one of the loudest and most emotional fans fans in ASOBAL, would like to host handball guests, teams, coaches and players and take them to another handball dimension.PROMOThe Balonmano Granollers handball Club, one of the most traditional clubs of this sport in Spain, will be organizing the 17th edition of this International handball Tournament for young handball players, the Granollers Cup. Our Club, with seventy years of history, has been participating always in the Spanish Highest Division, and three times champion in the European competition. A team full of players who grew within the teams of its own handball school.In 1992, the city of Granollers was chosen to be the official venue for the men and women Barcelona Olympic Games handball competition as a recognition of its handball tradition, promotion and hard work during so many years.Also in 2013 Granollers was one of the views of the World Championships Men’s that was played in Spain on January.Such important events represented a remarkable step in the history of the club and an extra motivation to keep up with the daily effort of promoting handball.The number of participants in the tournament increases every year getting up to 293 teams from 16 different countries and more than 3.833 players in the 2014 edition, 894 games was played with a total of 26.926 scored for all the participants.Teams from all the world have been playing in Granollers Cup, teams from Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Korea, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech, Denmark, Egypt, Faroe Islands, France, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, Hungrier, Iceland, Italia Latonia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldavia, Nigeria, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Rumania, Scotland Serbia, Slovenia, Taiwan, Tunisia, Uruguay, Venezuela.Apply for Granollers Cup 2015 Granollers Cup 2015 read more

Review Roomba 770 vacuuming robot

first_imgThe Roomba 700 series (specifically the 760, 770, and 780) has been available for a few weeks now and in that time a Roomba 770 has been humming away, picking up all sorts of debris and detritus from my floors. I’ve put it through its paces in order to see how the new series stacks up against my expectations for new generations of robotic vacuums.For this article the Roomba 770 ($499) was tested. If you are looking for an explanation of the three different 700 series models you can read’s previous coverage and if you want more background on the popular Roomba 560 check out our review.The Roomba 770 retails for $500 so I had high hopes for it. Being a dedicated Roomba 560 user I also expected the problems with that robot to have been addressed (namely the problematic CHM and the furniture-unfriendly front bumper). More than those though, I was hoping that the next generation Roomba would be both smarter and better at cleaning.At first glance it’s clear that the 770 is the best looking Roomba ever. The robot looks futuristic and cool, not like a child’s toy. It has squared edges and a cleaner design, making for a more industrial looking product. The contrast of gloss and matte surfaces makes it visually interesting and more fitting for the living room of a modern home than the plastic-looking models that came before it.The interface has been cleaned up as well. The controls are nearly the same, but the lights on the top are now blue, and they shine more often. There are four buttons instead of five, and the whole thing is easier to control (for tasks like scheduling and setting the time). The Roomba 770 I’ve been using has actual buttons though, where the $600 Roomba 780 moves over to touch sensitive controls.Fundamentally the Roomba 770 is much like the older 500 series but it has HEPA filters, a new cleaning head module (basically the beaters and gearbox), a new dust bin, improved dust handling, and better dirt detection. iRobot didn’t say anything about improved iAdapt cleaning algorithms, but this thing has some new tricks up its sleeve as well–soon into my first run with it I noticed the bot clean an area, start to pull away, and then reverse back into it to clean again. The 560 (or Scooba 230 for that matter) isn’t that clever.When it comes to cleaning, the Roomba 770 is a slight improvement on the older models. It seems to have better coverage than the 500 series and has yet to get stuck where my 560 does. There seem to be a few trouble spots the 560 tends to miss where the 770 will pick up, but it’s easy enough to assume a new models just fixes everything when in fact there is some randomness to what areas the iAdapt cleaning algorithm hits. Along the same lines, it’s hard to compare actual debris pickup but I don’t see a major change in the areas where the bots have gone (again, the 770 seem better at finding dirty spots).Overall, it does a very good job and I’m quite happy with the performance on my hardwood floors. The 770 does seem to be a bit louder than the 560, but this could simply be that I’ve been used to hearing the older model’s buzzier tone.It’s worth noting that the gearbox design has been fixed and the 700 series should avoid the dreaded “Roomba clunk”. The internal design is more protected from hair and build-up then the 500 series’ original CHM was. Hair still collects around the side brush, and while less hairs seems to stick the bottom due to static, the glossy top always looks like it’s covered in dust and other floor junk. This means that an otherwise handsome device that is always out in the open tends to looks like it’s seen better days but with a quick wipe down everything will be fine.The front bumper was changed to be more accommodating to furniture but it can still hit objects hard, especially if you have any furniture that tapers as it goes up. This is the worst scenario as not only can the sensor not see it, but the extended lip at the bottom of the front bumper will miss it and the furniture will be hit full speed with hard plastic. I’ve found that, as with my 560, you can add a thin strip of adhesive-backed rubber (available at any hardware or home goods store) it will will prevent damage to your furniture without affecting the Roomba’s docking. Some extra padding seems like a must if you want to protect your furniture from repeated full-speed Roomba bashings.Maintenance is largely unchanged from the previous models, but some points have been improved. The most important new feature on this front is a dust bin fullness indicator so you simply look at the top to see if your Roomba needs to be emptied. The new dust bin design means all the debris falls out in one nice clump after a gentle shake and the beaters seem to collect less hair than previously. The side brush still gets wrapped with long hair and requires frequent cleaning, but the front wheel seems to be maintenance-free. The ends of the beaters require much less cleaning than before (a major problem with the 500 series), but it’s still good to clean them out every week or so. After a few weeks of use I still feel like I have a long time to go before I’ll need to flip over the Roomba and do a serious clean.After spending a few weeks with the Roomba 770 I’m rather impressed. The back-of-the-box features–like HEPA filters, a dust bin indicator, and improved battery lifespan–are great but the big changes won’t be as clear to non-geeks. The improved cleaning head module was a crucial change based on my experience with the 560 and the new dust bin design is a major improvement. There are also changes on the software side, like the addition of the Persistent Pass Cleaning Pattern, which makes the 700 series a bit smarter than older models when it comes picking up debris. When it finds the dirt the Roomba 770 should be 20% better at picking it up thanks to some of those changes, so at the end of the day it’s not just a smarter robot, it’s also a better vacuum.The Roomba 760 uses the old silver/black coloring and is missing some of the big changes found in the 770 and 780 (like Dirt Detect 2). This means that the changes from the Roomba 560 and 562 Pet come down to a new dust bin and HEPA filters, so it does not seem to be worth the extra $80-100 over the 500 series models. The 770, if you are prepared to pony up $500 for a robot vacuum, is the sweet spot at the top of the line-up–it has all the new features, uses the all-black design, and is only missing the top-of-the-line 780’s touch-sensitive buttons and two Virtual Wall Lighthouses.If you can justify the substantial price, this is the Roomba to get. The Roomba 770 looks like it’s from the future, cleans better than I do on my own, and is smarter then previous generation. iRobot didn’t reinvent the Roomba with the 700 series, but it’s a nice generational improvement on the best cleaning robot on the market.Screen shot 2011-05-12 at 9.11.14 AMScreen shot 2011-05-12 at 9.11.14 AMroomba_770_04roomba_770_03roomba_770_02roomba_770_01roomba700Our test unit was provided by iRobot.last_img read more

Novembre 2013 le plus chaud depuis 130 ans

first_imgNovembre 2013, le plus chaud depuis 130 ansCette année, la planète a vécu le mois de novembre le plus chaud depuis le début des relevés de températures en 1880. C’est ce que révèle un rapport de l’Agence américaine océanique et atmosphérique (NOAA).Les records de température ne cessent d’être battus. Alors que juillet 2013 s’est classé parmi les trois plus chauds depuis le début des relevés en 1880, c’est au tour du mois de novembre d’intégrer le classement. Selon un rapport publié par la National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), novembre 2013 serait en effet le plus chaud jamais enregistré depuis 130 ans. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Le mois dernier, la température moyenne dans les terres et à la surface des océans a atteint 13,68°C. C’est 0,78°C au-dessus de la moyenne du siècle dernier qui a été de 12,9°C, indique la NOAA dans un communiqué. Par ailleurs, novembre 2013 constitue le 37e mois de novembre consécutif et le 345e mois d’affilée avec une température moyenne dans les terres et à la surface des océans supérieure à celle du 20e siècle. D’après l’agence, il faut remonter à novembre 1976 pour pouvoir observer un mois de novembre dont la température se situe au-dessous de la moyenne du XXème siècle. Les régions qui ont le plus pu ressentir une chaleur inhabituelle le mois dernier sont l’Eurasie, la plupart des régions du sud de la Russie, les côtes africaines, l’Amérique Centrale et du Sud, certaines zones de l’Atlantique Nord, le sud-est du Pacifique et l’océan Indien, indiquent les relevés. Cependant, certaines régions ont connu une tendance inverse. On a ainsi enregistré des températures plus froides que d’habitude dans le nord de l’Australie, certaines parties de l’Amérique du Nord, le sud-ouest du Groenland et dans des parties de l’océan, près de l’Amérique du Sud. Mais aucune région du globe n’a enregistré des records de froid durant ce même mois, précise la NOAA.Le 21 décembre 2013 à 09:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

MCU News Venom in the MCU Maybe Casting Hemsworth and McAvoy Shaves

first_img Spider-Man is in an increasingly weird position as far as cinematic universes are concerned. We start here with our MCU news. Though some legal acrobatics, he is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe even though Sony still owns his movie rights. Sony is using the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming to launch their own Spider-verse of movies that will include Venom and Black C:Lat and Silver Sable. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently stated that Venom would not be part of the MCU. Yes, it’s weird that that leaves Spider-Man straddling two universes, but that was it.Now Sony, showing all the confidence of a studio launching a new cinematic universe into a world that is growing tired of them, appears to be trying to attach their Spider-verse to Marvel’s MCU. In an interview with Filmstarts, former head of Sony Amy Pascal described the upcoming Spider-verse movies as “adjunct” to the MCU.“Well, those movies will all take place in the world that we’re now creating for Peter Parker,” she said. “They’ll be adjuncts to it, they may be different locations, but it will all be in the same world, and they’ll be connected to each other as well.” She also said that Tom Holland could make an appearance in the movies as Spider-Man.It’s obvious why Sony would want to approach their movies like this. Marvel has been the only company to make the cinematic universe idea work. Warner Bros. and DC, outside of a recent major triumph, has struggled. And Universal’s Dark Universe… well, it’s not off to a great start. If you’re trying to launch yet another cinematic universe in 2017, it makes sense to try and attach your wagon to the only successful one. Of course, there’s no official deal in place, so Venom will not truly be part of the MCU. They can say they’re set in the same world all they want, but they won’t be able to interact with, affect or be affected by the MCU like Marvel Studios’ own movies can. They can still be good movies, but they won’t be MCU. No matter how much Sony wants us to think they are.Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok. (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube/Marvel Studios)In other, less confusing news, Chris Hemsworth appeared at the Supernova Comic Con in Sydney, Australia, and had some very interesting things to say about what’s next in the MCU. The Infinity Stones have played major roles in the most recent MCU movies. Five of them so far have shown up, but fans have been wondering when we’d see the sixth. According to Reddit user lawrensaw, who was in the audience during the Q&A, we won’t have to wait too long. “Chris does know where the soul gem is and we’ll find out real soon,” they wrote.That probably means the stone will show up in Thor: Ragnarok, which comes out November 3, 2017. Since that movie features Hela, the goddess of death, it’s a logical place for the Soul Gem to make its first appearance before Avengers: Infinity War. Hemsworth also reportedly commented on the apparent difference in tone between the previous Thor movies and Ragnarok. Hemsworth said that during production, neither he nor director Taika Waititi liked where the character was going, and made some major changes for Ragnarok. So far, it seems to have worked. After that fun trailer, this is the most excited I’ve been for any Thor movie.Another curious comment Hemsworth made involved actors working in both Marvel and DC movies. According to Twitter user Tyler James, Hemsworth said it’s “illegal for actors to be in both universes. Tom Holland Responds to Disney-Sony Spider-Man Feud‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… It’s ‘illegal’ for Marvel actors to appear in DC films. #ChrisHemsworth #Supanova— Tyler James (@Tyler_Cull3n) June 18, 2017That appears to contradict what Kevin Feige told The Hollywood Reporter two months ago. After it was announced that Josh Brolin would play both Cable and Thanos (technically two different series/universes), Feige said there’s nothing in Marvel contracts preventing actors from taking any other role. That, plus all the recent talk about how there’s no rivalry between Marvel and DC makes Hemsworth’s reported comments odd. It’s possible he was just being hyperbolic. There may not be anything legally preventing an actor from working for both studios, but they may fell a strong sense of loyalty to Marvel. That would be especially understandable in Hemsworth’s case, considering Thor is what made him a household name. We may never know exactly what he meant, but we’ll be on the lookout for any clarification from Hemsworth or Marvel over the next few days.Finally, over in the X-Men series, James McAvoy announced his return to the role of Professor Charles Xavier on Instagram. McAvoy will appear in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which will hopefully make us forget X-Men III: The Last Stand ever happened. McAvoy has been great as a younger Professor X, and his return is fantastic news. It’s not quite as fantastic though, as the way he announced it. Just watch. Stay on target That’s hilarious. If it’s any consolation, this may be the last X-Men movie of the current series, so McAvoy can probably give those clippers a rest after Dark Phoenix wraps. At least until that Split sequel happens.Let us know how we’re doinglast_img read more

Seth Rollins and Dolph Ziggler qualify for the World Cup Six names

first_img Ali, Chad Gable advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament Baron Corbin advances to the Finals of the King of the Ring tournament this Sunday Google+ Pinterest Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img Elias, Chad Gable advance to the Semifinals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament Twitter Both Dolph Ziggler and Seth Rollins qualified on RAW for the WWE World Cup Tournament taking place at Crown Jewel on November 2.Seth Rollins defeated Drew McIntyre by count out to qualify for the tournament, while Dolph Ziggler defeated Dean Ambrose to qualify.Eight talents from RAW and Smackdown Live will be taking part in the tournament taking place on November 2 live on the WWE Network from Saudi Arabia.Six out of eight men have qualified so far:1) John Cena2) Kurt Angle3) Jeff Hardy4) Randy Orton5) Seth Rollins6) Dolph ZigglerThe other two spots will be determined during Smackdown 1000 on Tuesday night featuring the return of Rey Mysterio vs. United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura and another qualifying match featuring The Miz vs. Rusev. Facebooklast_img read more

Pulisic vows to fight for Chelsea spot

first_imgNew Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic understands that his price tag doesn’t guarantee him a place at Stamford Bridge.Pulisic joined Chelsea on Wednesday for a fee of €64m but will spend the remainder of the season on loan at Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund.The 20-year-old became the third most expensive signing in Chelsea history, a tag he knows meant hard work.“You have to go in and earn your spot and prove you are worthy of being on the field,” he told ESPN.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I think they definitely see me in one of the wider areas, but I think they also know that I can play kind anywhere across the attack. So I’m ready for wherever I need to be filled in really.”Pulisic also revealed that he hasn’t had a chance to speak with Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri.“No, nothing like that,” he said.The Dortmund player will join up with Chelsea in next summer’s pre-season tour.last_img read more

Dedication of NewlyRefurbished Stephen Dillet Primary School

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 4, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of Education, Science and Technology, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd gave the keynote address on Monday at the Dedication of newly-refurbished Stephen Dillet Primary School.    Addressing students, parents, administrators, teachers, other staff of Stephen Dillet Primary School, and senior Ministry of Education officials, Minister Lloyd said $4 million was spent on the refurbishment which took place from June 1 to October 1, 2017.Thirty general classrooms, two pre-school classrooms, a Tuck Shop, a lunchtime area and offices are all among amendments and improvements made to the physical plant of the Wulff Road & Windsor Lane urban educational establishment.   Fr. William Quiamjot dedicated the school through prayer.   Minister Lloyd is pictured chatting with descendants of the late Stephen Dillet for whom the school is named.(BIS Photos/Derek Smith) Related Items:last_img read more

Fans go gaga as Hrithik Roshan arrives in China for premiere of

first_imgHrithik Roshan in ChinaPR HandoutHrithik Roshan’s Kaabil is all set to hit the theaters in China and the actor is already in Bejing for the premiere of the film where fans were ready to welcome their ‘Da Shuai’ at the airport.It’s a well-known fact that Hrithik has a humongous fan base across the world and now when the actor visted China, fans cannot keep calm as they meet the superstar.Excited fans welcomed Hrithik as the actor arrived in the Bejing city and showered love all the way. The fans stood with Hrithik’s posters, welcome placards and greeted the actor giving him a warm welcome. Hrithik clicked pictures with them and gave them autographs.The superstar himself is super excited for the release as he took to his social media and shared a poster of the China version of Kaabil captioning, ” He’s probably wondering why I’m so happy  .KAABIL in CHINA. .Ground zero. ( as you can tell ) .Just landed in Beijing. Feels like the start all over again. Thank you to all my fans in india and China and everywhere else for making this incredible experience happen ! Love you all so much ! .And congratulations team KAABIL !! Xièxiè nǐ de ài CHINA! #ilovechina #newbeginnings #Xièxiènǐdeài #kaabilinchina”.The actor is known as ‘Greek God’ in India for his looks. He has made a mark in the hearts of Chinese movie-goers as well. The film is slated to hit the Chinese theatres on June 5 and will have its premiere on June 2.Kaabil was a huge success in India at the box office with a collection of Rs 86 crore. It featured Yami Gautam alongside Hrithik who played the role of a visually challenged lover.On the work front, the actor is currently gearing up for the release of his next film, Super 30 where he will be reprising the role of a mathematician.last_img read more

Funimation and Crunchyroll announce partnership

first_imgThe clouds parted, and the sun shone through, and the anime gods said, “Let there be light!” Anime fans can rejoice because a match made in heaven has just been announced: anime giants Crunchyroll and Funimation are partnering to vastly expand the reach and availability of their licensed properties for the English-language market. They will be sharing their titles across their streaming, home video, and electronic sell-through platforms. Crunchyroll will continue creating the massive amounts of subtitled content that their viewers know them for on their streaming site while adding a slew of Funimation’s titles. Funimation will focus their talents on creating English-language dubs of both companies’ titles for fans to enjoy, as well as handling distribution of Crunchyroll’s titles through home video and electronic purchase.This is win-win for both the companies involved, as well as anime fans. Starting yesterday, Crunchyroll subscribers already had access to some of Funimation’s summer simulcast titles. On Funimation’s streaming platform, called FunimationNow, viewers will soon be able to watch dubs of their favorite titles previously only available via Crunchyroll, like Mob Psycho 100 and Orange.Mob Psycho 100Gen Fukunaga, founder and CEO of Funimation, mentions, “Our commitment is first and foremost to our fans, and by partnering with Crunchyroll, together we can expand the reach of anime by making shows available to an even larger audience around the world. Funimation will continue to be the best place for fans to experience dubbed content while we also work with Crunchyroll to grow the market for anime. This is a thrilling next step for both companies.”This is only the tip of the iceberg, as both companies are preparing to begin streaming of their catalog titles like Cowboy Bebop and Free! Iwatobi Swim Club on their sites. Truly, it is a great time for us anime nerds to be alive.Cowboy BebopAlthough it seems like viewers would automatically only subscribe to one platform and not the other due to money concerns, the great news is that FunimationNow has lowered their subscription cost to $5.99 per month or $59.99 a year, which means you can subscribe to both FunimationNow and Crunchyroll and not break your otaku piggy bank.Kun Gao, Founder and GM of Crunchyroll states, “This partnership will allow Crunchyroll to continue making the best subtitled simulcast experience for all fans. Anime is a lifestyle experience shared by millions, and we look forward to new ways to delight fans together.”We can only hope that other big licensing giants will jump into the friend-zone with these guys. We’re looking at you, Netflix.It still seems like a dream that we can get simulcasts of anime direct from Japan in the same week it airs in the land of the rising sun. Remember the days when you could only get anime from a shady dude at the Chinese market for, like, $40 for 4 episodes in an unmarked plastic case? How far we have come, my fellow otaku.How we had to get our anime in the early ’90s. You kids don’t even understand how good you have it these days.Our biggest question now, is what do we call this awesome mashup of our two favorite anime distribution companies? FuniCrunch? Crunchination? FuniRoll? CrunchyFun?The world is truly our oyster.Click here to sign up!Crunchyroll (30 Day Trial Offer)FunimationNowlast_img read more

3C 17 is a member of a newly identified galaxy cluster observations

first_img Radio galaxies emit huge amounts of radio waves from their central cores. Black holes at the center of these galaxies are accreting gas and dust, generating high-energy jets visible in radio wavelengths, which accelerate electrically charged particles to high velocities. Radio galaxies are observed to interact with their environment in often spectacular ways. For instance, in some of them, jets emanating from the central black hole are bent due to supersonic ram pressure of the intracluster medium.At a redshift of 0.22, 3C 17 (also designated PKS 0035–02) is a broad-line radio galaxy showcasing strong indications of interaction with its environment. Previous observations of this galaxy found that its radio morphology is dominated by a single-sided, dramatically curved jet.The remarkable morphology of 3C 17’s radio jet, and several unclassified sources along the jet’s path, motivated a group of astronomers led by Juan P. Madrid of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia, to perform further studies of this galaxy. As part of their research, the team conducted observations of 3C 17 using the Gemini Multi Object Spectrograph (GMOS) of the Gemini Observatory, and analyzed observational data of this galaxy provided by NASA’s Chandra X-ray spacecraft.”An optical and X-ray study of 3C 17 and its environment was carried out using Gemini and Chandra data,” the researchers wrote in the paper.The observations allowed Madrid’s team to identify a previously uncatalogued cluster of galaxies at a redshift of 0.22, with a projected virial radius of about 1.2 million light years, and a velocity dispersion of around 821 km/s. They found that 3C 17 belongs to this cluster and that with an absolute magnitude of –22.45 it is the brightest cluster member. Furthermore, the study also revealed that 3C 17 is dominated by broad emission lines.”Its surface brightness profile is best fit with a double component model characteristic of BCGs [brightest cluster galaxies],” the paper reads.Moreover, based on the analysis of Chandra data, the scientists uncovered the presence of extended soft X-ray emission surrounding 3C 17. They assume that this emission most likely has its origin in the hot gas of the intergalactic medium.In concluding remarks, the authors of the paper say that 3C 17’s membership in a galaxy cluster explains its radio morphology. They noted that the jet of this galaxy is sharply curved as it propagates through a dense intracluster medium.The researchers added that bent-tail radio galaxies like 3C 17 could be used by astronomers as signposts for distant galaxy clusters in wide-field radio-continuum surveys to be conducted in the future. Using the Gemini Observatory and NASA’s Chandra spacecraft, a team of astronomers has provided new information about the radio galaxy 3C 17 and its environment. The observations show that 3C 17 is the brightest member of a newly found galaxy cluster. The finding is reported in a paper published October 18 on Broadband 0.5 − 2 keV (left panel) and 0.5 − 7 keV (right panel) ACIS-S flux images centered on 3C 17. Image credit: Madrid et al., 2018. Explore further Researchers investigate the peculiar radio source IC 1531 Citation: 3C 17 is a member of a newly identified galaxy cluster, observations reveal (2018, October 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: Juan P. Madrid et al. 3C 17: The BCG of a galaxy cluster at z=0.22. arXiv:1810.08274 [astro-ph.GA]. © 2018 Science X Network 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.last_img read more

Giant Pumice Raft Floating Towards Australia C

first_imgGiant Pumice Raft Floating Towards Australia Could Help… by NPR News Shannon Van Sant 8.25.19 5:26pm A massive raft made of pumice stones is floating towards Australia, carrying marine organisms that scientists say could help replenish Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Some of the stones are as large as basketballs, and have formed a giant sheet stretching about 58 square miles — nearly the size of Washington, D.C.An explosion from an underwater volcano near the tiny island nation of Tonga is thought to have produced the raft, according to NASA. Michael Hoult and Larissa Brill, an Australian couple that was sailing to Fiji on a catamaran, posted to Facebook about the pumice sheet on August 17th. They had heard the previous day of “pumice fields,” and in a Facebook post, they reported they encountered a “faint but distinct smell of sulfur” when they were near a location “charted as area of volcanic activity.”Later, the couple wrote they “entered a total rock rubble slick made up of pumice stones from marble to basketball size … The rubble slick went as far as we could see in the moonlight and with our spotlight.”Volcanoes have “a lot of dramatic ways to announce their presence,” according to NASA, including plumes of ash and steam, lakes of lava, mud flows and earthquakes, and the sudden rising of an island above a water’s surface.”One of the more subtle and rarely observed displays is the pumice raft,” according to NASA. “Many of the world’s volcanoes are shrouded by the waters of the oceans. When they erupt, they can discolor the ocean surface with gases and debris. They also can spew masses of lava that are lighter than water. Such pumice rocks are full of holes and cavities, and they easily float.”Scott Bryan, an associate professor at Queensland University of Technology, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation the raft is floating towards Australia, and will hit the coast in about seven to 12 months. He says by that time, the raft will be “covered in a whole range of organisms of algae and barnacles and corals and crabs and snails and worms.””Each piece of pumice is a rafting vehicle. It’s a home and a vehicle for marine organisms to attach and hitch a ride across the deep ocean to get to Australia,” Bryan told The Guardian. Bryan said the organisms will help regenerate the Great Barrier Reef’s corals, half of which have been destroyed by climate change.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.last_img read more

Of shared histories that teach valuable lessons

first_imgIndia experienced historical encounters with the Iranian, Greek and Chinese civilizations in pre-historic times with tremendous cross-cultural impact, a panel of historians and academicians from India and abroad told an international meet here today, making a strong case to further validate this phenomenon with rigorous historical research.The conclave of formidable array of historians also sought to debunk the colonial historical narrative that the oriental culture, which flourished in India, China and Iran, was greatly influenced by the Hellinistic culture of classical Greece. On the contrary, the Greek civilization reached its apogee when it came in contact with the Asian countries during the antiquity (5 BCE to 5 CE).  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The interesting observation was made at the three days-seminar on “Cross Cultural Knowledge Exchange in Antiquity: Interactions between Greece, Iran, India and China”, which got underway at the National Museum Institute (NMI) on January 7, the seminar will go on till January 9.NMI is organising the multi-venue seminar as part of its Silver Jubilee celebrations and in collaboration with the Centre for Community Knowledge, Ambedkar University, Delhi and Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Delhi.    Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixDelivering the keynote address, U P Arora, Professor, Greek Studies, JNU, said several historians from Europe had extolled the Greek civilization by saying that it greatly influenced the oriental cultures.  Explaining, he said India, Bactria, Iran and Mesopotamia formed an ‘Oriental Continuum’ and Greece was part of it. “Greeks pride on Alexander the Great and their small police states, hailing them as examples of democracy in the pre-historic times. But the fact is Alexander destroyed democracy,” he contended. “It is imperative for historians to look beyond the timeframe and geographical boundaries and reassess the interconnectedness of civilizations through multicultural perspectives,” he told the gathering that saw the attendance of Satish Mehta, DG, Indian Council of Cultural Research (ICCR) , and Lotika Varadarajan, noted historian and a Tagore Fellow. Daryoosh Akbarzadeh, Professor, Iranian Studies, Teheran, said the texts and archaeological evidences from the Sasanian Empire (224-651 AD), the most significant milestone in ancient Iran, showed strong relations that Sasanian had with India, China and the Hellenic World.Earlier, in his welcome address, NMI Vice Chancellor Venu Vasudevan said the seminar was a stellar example of partnerships between academicians and institutions across India and outside to look afresh into multiculturalism.last_img read more

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first_img News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more March 1, 2011 – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, purchased dual-detector Carestream DRX-Evolution systems and Carestream DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kits for its radiology department. The award-winning, 631-bed hospital will install the DRX-Evolution suites in its Level 1 Trauma Center. The digital X-ray imaging systems deliver images to physicians for review in as little as five seconds, allowing for rapid diagnosis and treatment. The design also minimizes the need for patient movement, which is especially important for patients who are critically ill or have sustained major injuries. “After viewing the DRX-Evolution suite in use at other hospitals, we believe it will provide the flexible positioning we need for our ER patients,” said Elisabeth A. Grady, BS, RT(R) (CV), general diagnostic manager of the radiology department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “The removable, cassette-size detector will allow us to capture difficult exams while moving our trauma patients as little as possible.” Grady also said installing DR suites will help the trauma center manage growing patient volumes using its existing X-ray rooms. The mobile retrofit kits will upgrade existing CR-based mobile X-ray systems to DR technology. This will provide immediate image access for on-site physicians and wireless image transmission to the hospital’s PACS. The software can display a companion image, based on the original exposure, that is optimized to show the location of tubes and lines. This feature allows physicians to immediately verify that positioning is correct, or to change placement, without even moving the detector. This enhances both the comfort and care of our patients. The medical center was recognized in 2010 by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine as one of the nation’s most wired hospitals. It hosts nearly 750,000 patient visits annually. The DRX-Evolution suite has a motorized wall stand with extensive range of motion and a fixed, elevating table to enhance patient care in trauma and general radiology areas. The cassette-sized, wireless DRX detectors can be removed from the bucky to provide greater positioning flexibility.The mobile retrofit kit allows healthcare providers to upgrade selected GE, Siemens and Shimadzu mobile X-ray systems to cassette-sized wireless DR technology. With it, physicians can make diagnosis and treatment decisions while at the patient’s bedside. For more information:, FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more News | March 01, 2011 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Purchases Mobile X-Ray Retrofit Kits Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more center_img Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 28, 2019 Springfield Clinic Deploys 17 Carestream Digital X-ray Systems Springfield Clinic implemented 14 Carestream DRX-Evolu read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Related Content News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more last_img read more

Technological Advancements in Flat Panel Displays

first_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Flat Panel Display Comparison ChartITN has created a flat panel display comparison chart of the specifications for these systems. It can be accessed at This will require a login, but it is free and only takes a minute to register. The chart includes all manufacturers of radiology display monitors that sell systems in the United States. News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Breast ImagingAs breast tomosynthesis becomes more widespread, the demand for high-resolution, accurate renderings of breast images grows. Barco recently introduced the Nio Color 5 megapixel (MP) diagnostic color display with a 5.8 MP resolution, making it suitable for general radiology as well as breast imaging, including breast tomosynthesis. It is equipped with Barco’s color calibration technology for consistent images — both in color or grayscale — to ensure the accuracy of the display and to support confident diagnostic decisions.The Nio Color 5 MP was designed for demanding radiology applications that require excellent grayscale rendition and detail, both crucial for mammography and breast tomosynthesis. It includes sophisticated calibrated color that also improves gray images, a feature previously only available on Barco’s Coronis Uniti display system. Its 5.8 MP resolution offers more pixels than traditional mammography displays, allowing more of the image to be seen. SteadyColor technology ensures consistency in color from display to display, so a diagnosis can be made based on reliable images. The Nio Color 5 MP comes with a set of tools to help radiologists work smarter, not harder, including features for dimming of auxiliary displays, enhancing visualization of details and personalizing display settings. Commercial availability in the U.S. is pending U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance.At RSNA 2016, Eizo announced the release of RadiForce GX550, a 21.3-inch, 5 MP monitor for viewing detailed digital breast tomosynthesis and mammography images. It is the successor model to the RadiForce GX540 and features superior imaging capability and ease-of-use. It features Eizo’s Sharpness Recovery technology, with which the decrease in sharpness (MTF) is restored, displaying an image on the monitor that is true to the original source data, even at high brightness levels. The design features thinner black front bezels that make it easier to focus on images in dark reading rooms. For workspace efficiency, the monitor’s width, height and depth were reduced by 28 percent to 21, 36 and 45.5 mm respectively. The company has received FDA 510(k) clearance for digital breast tomosynthesis and digital mammography for the RadiForce GX550. Last May, Eizo received FDA clearance for breast tomosynthesis for its 8 MP multimodality monitor, the RadiForce RX850. It now has approval in tomosynthesis, mammography and general radiography. Its high resolution 4,096 x 2,160 screen displays 8 MP of information with a pixel pitch of 0.1704 mm for viewing medical breast images in exceptional detail. To detect small structures, the monitor offers a high contrast ratio of 1,450:1.  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 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Read the related article “What is New in Flat Panel Displays.”Watch the sponsored VIDEO “Eizo Celebrates 45 Years of Expertise in Flat Panel Displays,” from RSNA 2016. The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Multimodality MonitorsRichardson Healthcare unveiled an integrated radiology reading station featuring Image Systems 5 MP Color displays (C5MPn) that can view all types of imaging modalities at RSNA 2016, and also a portable reading station for emergency department use featuring two Image Systems 3 MP Color (C3MPn) displays. New productivity tools on the Image Systems diagnostic displays, such as PinPoint and CursorGenie, enhance productivity and improve the viewing experience.Also at RSNA, Eizo released RadiForce RX660, a 30-inch, 6 MP monitor ideal for multimodality applications. It is the successor model to the RadiForce RX650 and features new functionality for improving reading room efficiency. It is equipped with Eizo’s original space and time saving function called Work-and-Flow, which is included with the bundled RadiCS LE software. Compared to its predecessor, the RadiForce RX660 hosts a slimmer, more compact housing for an efficient workspace. The monitor’s width and depth have been reduced along with the size of the power supply, resulting in a monitor that takes up 23 percent less space. The 6 MP screen provides ample space for displaying numerous applications at once, making it an effective replacement for a dual 3 MP monitor setup. center_img Image courtesy of Barco.In market research firm Frost & Sullivan’s Analysis of the U.S. Medical Image Displays Market Assessment and Outlook of Diagnostic and Surgical Displays Through 2017, the study’s authors noted that as the imaging space matures, the market for diagnostic displays is facing saturation, leading to a drastic drop in the average selling price of display monitors. The study notes that while LCD displays with LED backlights are common, complete LED and OLED surgical displays can play a crucial role in the competitive scene of the surgical displays segment.Although the market is maturing, many new applications are available that help to streamline workflow and enhance productivity for clinicians. Several new state-of-the-art displays were highlighted at the 2016 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting.  Related Content Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more 4K MonitorsUltra-high resolution is a necessity for clinical and surgical use. Double Black Imaging’s 4K LED displays help meet the requirements for clinical review, modality imaging, surgical suites, operating rooms, emergency rooms and procedural facilities. The 8 megapixel displays offer quadruple the resolution of most surgical displays available.Canvys, a division of Richardson Electronics Ltd., featured its custom displays that deliver 4K x 2K resolution (3,840 × 2,160 pixels), four times that of full high definition (HD), at RSNA 2016. The new 4K2K custom display series is available in seven screen sizes — 23.8, 27, 31.5, 55, 58, 65 and 84 inches — and deliver sharp, precise, detailed images with enhanced depth and color representation. In addition to displaying high-quality images, the monitors are multimodality.   News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more Feature | Flat Panel Displays | April 10, 2017 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane Technological Advancements in Flat Panel Displays This article originally appeared as an introduction to the Flat Panel Display comparison chart in the April 2017 issue. You can view the full chart here.  News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read morelast_img read more

New Bill Could Change DoddFrank Regulations for Community Banks

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Share Community Bank Regulations Dodd-Frank 2017-09-29 Joey Pizzolato New Bill Could Change Dodd-Frank Regulations for Community Bankscenter_img September 29, 2017 579 Views A new bipartisan bill was introduced recently that would allow the Federal Reserve to exempt smaller banks from standard bank oversight restrictions.The bill was introduced by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) and Senator David Perdue (R-Georgia), and aims to make “’commonsense fixes’ to financial rules, providing regulatory relief to small regional banks subject to unnecessarily overly-burdensome regulations put in place by the “Dodd-Frank” financial reform bill—rules that were never intended for banks that primarily engage in ordinary consumer banking practices,” according to Sen. McCaskill’s official press release. The bill would reduce regulations on regional banks with more than $50 billion in assets that would also have no global financial risk in the event of another market collapse.The bill rides on the coattails of Senator Blaine Luetkemeyer’s (D-Missouri) similar bill passed last year.“When even some of the architects of ‘Dodd-Frank’ agree the law is unnecessarily burdensome on regional banks, you know we’ve got a problem on our hands,” McCaskill said. “This is a commonsense fix that’ll untie the hands of our small regional banks and return to them the flexibility to lend to Missouri customers who want to buy a house, or start a business. I’m glad to join Congressman Luetkemeyer’s efforts to help get this bill across the finish line in the Senate.”Purdue stresses the importance of regional bank’s contribution to local economies.“Regional banks offer a lifeline to small businesses and entrepreneurs looking to create jobs,” Perdue said. “Dodd-Frank overregulated these banks by placing them into the same category as huge banks with a global reach. This sent these banks’ compliance costs through the roof and limited their ability to do what they do best—support their communities. This legislation would actually test banks for systemic risk rather than forcing banks to comply with an arbitrary figure.”Currently, under Dodd-Frank, all banks with assets over $50 billion are subject to the same regulations. The newly introduced bill aims to change that regulation.last_img read more

15yearold in hospital after injuring himself with fathers gun

first_imgA 15-year-old is being treated at a private clinic in Nicosia, it emerged on Tuesday, after he was injured the day before while playing with his father’s flobert rifle, which fell to the ground and went off.The bullet injured the 15-year-old from Peristerona on the right wrist and in the abdomen area, though the minor’s condition is not life-threatening.According to the police, information was received on Monday at around 6pm that a minor was transferred to a Nicosia private clinic.Searching the 15-year-old’s home, police concluded that the minor was injured when the hunting gun, registered in his father’s name, fell from the boy’s hands, after which it fired.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 AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Rep Miller schedules town halls to discuss school retirement system

first_img State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis has scheduled three town hall meetings to discuss Michigan’s school employee retirement system and other education-related topics.The schedule for the public forums:8 p.m. Wednesday, June 7: Three Rivers High School auditorium, 700 6th in Three Rivers.8 p.m. Thursday, June 8: Ross Beatty High School auditorium, 22721 Diamond Cove Road in Cassopolis.8 p.m. Thursday, June 15: Sturgis High School lecture hall, 216 Vinewood Ave. in Sturgis.Miller’s town halls come with legislation pending in the Michigan House that would close the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System pension to new hires. New employees instead would go into a 401k-style plan identical to one for state workers. Retired and current school employees would not have to change their plans and their benefits remain intact.“I want to get input from the education community on this legislation,” said Miller, a former high school mathematics teacher and coach. “This is a great opportunity to converse in person on this subject and other education-focused topics important to southwest Michigan.”No RSVP is needed to attend the forums. 01Jun Rep. Miller schedules town halls to discuss school retirement system Categories: Miller News,Newscenter_img ###last_img read more