Aleppo – Airstrikes killed at least 12 civilians in Syria’s Aleppo Monday, activists said.This brings to 45 the number killed in 24 hours of bombardment on the battlefield city.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said five children were among the dead in the rebel-held district of Marjeh in east Aleppo and dozens more people were wounded or still trapped under rubble. Of the 45 civilians killed, the highest number of dead were in Qaterji, where Russian raids claimed 17 lives overnight, said the Observatory.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is working on a plan that would allow Americans to import lower-priced prescription drugs from Canada, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday.Azar made his comments during an interview with CNBC, saying he had just gotten off the phone with President Donald Trump discussing the plan.The two were “working on a plan on how we can import drugs safely and effectively from Canada so the American people get the benefit of the deals that pharma (companies) themselves are striking with other countries,” Azar said in the interview.Eyeing his re-election campaign, Trump has made lowering prescription drug prices one of his top priorities. As a candidate, he called for allowing Americans to import prescription drugs, and recently he’s backed a Florida law allowing state residents to gain access to medications from Canada. Trump is also supporting bipartisan legislation in the Senate that would limit prescription copays for people on Medicare and require drugmakers to pay the government rebates if the cost of their medications goes up faster than inflation.Azar didn’t elaborate on the administration’s importation plan, but HHS has said both Azar and the president are very open to the importation of prescription drugs as long as it can be done safely and can deliver results for patients.Drug prices are lower in other economically advanced countries because governments take a leading role in setting prices. But in the U.S., Medicare is not permitted to negotiate with drug companies.Some experts have been skeptical of allowing imports from Canada, partly from concerns about whether Canadian suppliers have the capacity to meet the demands of the much larger U.S. market.But consumer groups have strongly backed the idea, arguing that it will pressure U.S. drugmakers to reduce their prices. They also point out that the pharmaceutical industry is a global business and many of the ingredients in medications sold in the U.S. are manufactured abroad.AARP had pushed hard for the Florida plan, saying it’s possible to safely import lower-priced, equally effective drugs and it would promote worldwide price competition.The drug industry lobby, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, has successfully blocked past efforts in Washington to allow importation. It argues that patients would be at risk of receiving counterfeit or adulterated medications.Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press
kyle: BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOneil: LOLchris.herring: 😒 😒😒😒😒😒😒natesilver: It’s basically the Arizona Wranglers-Chicago Blitz franchise swap option.chris.herring: I will say this: We don’t exactly know how Gordon Hayward comes back. And he hasn’t shown to be someone you can run your offense through. It grinded my gears last year that Iso Joe Johnson was Utah’s end-of-game shot taker.neil: I just wanna see the look on Kyrie Irving’s face when that is announced.chris.herring: Exactly! Kyrie would throw a hissy fit if that happened. He just ran away from that situation. So you can’t deal for a guy that would put him in that scenario all over again.natesilver: You can also include a Al Horford-for-Love swap if you want as part of it — the salaries work out.neil: Even better!But, seriously, I’m curious — does the destination in-season have to be the team LeBron would be interested in re-signing with? How would the return package change between a team that thinks it can hang onto LeBron past 2018 and a team for whom he’s just a five-month rental?natesilver: I guess I’m thinking back to the Carmelo Anthony precedent — where a team would pay a lot to “lock him in.” Maybe a big premium over fair market price.chris.herring: Kind of like the Rockets just did with Chris Paul, before he hit free agency?kyle: OK, here’s an actual (and still idiotic) idea: If Cleveland is going to trade for a Boston guard, it should target Marcus Smart. Cleveland’s defense is awful. Marcus is a one-man defense. Boston very likely can’t pay Marcus this summer. Given Cleveland’s needs, Smart makes as much sense as a microwave scoring option to replace Kyrie one-to-one. It’s just much harder to justify spending assets on him to your fans and owner.natesilver: But Cleveland doesn’t really have needs anymore if they trade LeBron, right?Or at least, not short-term needs?kyle: If Cleveland trades LeBron, its short-term needs include riot gear and tarps for the 300-level.chris.herring: LOLneil: What’s incredible is that even after all of their struggles, the Cavs are still quite likely to make the playoffs. So basically this would have them limp into the postseason as a hollowed-out zombie version of a team, while some other team actually trying will miss the playoffs.natesilver: This is the kind of thing that all parties might be able to get behind IF they all admit this season is a wash.natesilver: Yeah, if LeBron went to the Lakers this year, part of the idea might be that he’d get to take the playoffs off or maybe even end his regular season early (unless they won like six in a row or something).kyle: It clears the decks for LeBron in LA salary-wise, moves one but not all of the young talent, and slots in LeBron with Lonzo, Kyle Kuzma, a possible Julius Randle re-signing (haven’t done that exact math) and another free agent.tchow (Tony Chow, video producer): Jumping in late here, but if we’re doing Lakers trades, I’m just going to leave this here. TEAM BANANA BOAT!tchow: According to our projections, the Cavs have a 16 percent chance of reaching the finals again and a 5 percent chance of winning the title. And that’s with giving them a huge post-season bonus that assumes they’ll be a much better team in April than they are now.kyle: The reason the Cavs shouldn’t trade LeBron is pretty simple to me: certainty. They are trash right now, but we do expect at least some elevation come playoff time, just given recent history. But if you can make two assumptions, it’s crazy to trade him:Assumption 1: The Cavs are still a lock or a heavy favorite to advance out of the East. This is not a certainty! But I’m still having a very, very hard time taking Boston and Toronto at face value.Assumption 2: If a star Warrior is injured, the Cavs, as currently constructed, can beat that team, or at least be competitive.Assumption 1 gives you certainty: For the same reason that teams’ championship odds go WAY up once they advance a round and the other teams in the pool are still locking up their series, being chalk for the finals gives the Cavs a huge edge — if we think that’s still true.Assumption 2 is more important, though: If we think it’s true, it means their win-condition has not meaningfully changed. The Cavs were never going to compete with a full-strength Warriors team. They may have thought they were, but given the state of their roster and the state of Golden State’s, it was not going to happen. They always needed something to go sideways. In other words, this is still the best chance the Cavs will have at a title, and those chances maybe aren’t as diminished from earlier this season, or last season, as it seems.natesilver: (If you use a system like Basketball Power Index that doesn’t include a playoff boost, the Cavs’ odds of winning the title are … 0.2%).kyle: That said, they should definitely try to trade LeBron for Kawhi Leonard and see what happens.neil: Yes!natesilver: But what are the chances that Isaiah Thomas isn’t still complete trash by the playoffs?Or maybe that’s setting a low bar — but that he’s an above-average point guard (meaning very good offensively given his defensive liabilities).kyle: Low! But that doesn’t change the premise here. The question isn’t how much better the Cavs can get here; it’s whether improving this last-gasp roster with LeBron, who may leave this summer, is the best shot Cleveland has at a title. The alternative is tearing it all down and playing the lottery game, but that isn’t anything close to a guarantee at a roster that can mount even an empty challenge for the title.We’ve seen what rebuilding without LeBron looks like in Cleveland.natesilver: I guess I’m just assuming that he’s more likely than not to leave and that if he stays, he might only stay for a year.neil: What do you think those odds are, Nate, if you had to put a number on it?natesilver: I think there’s a … 70 percent chance that he leaves? I dunno. I’m not Woj. I just think there are other places where he’d be more likely to win a title and that he doesn’t have a lot to prove in Cleveland.kyle: I get that, but my argument here is that one playoff run with LeBron is worth several years of potential value, because certainty is very hard to come by and LeBron is as close to a sure thing as we’ve had. So if you can flip the Nets pick and Isaiah for, say, Kemba Walker, you should max out in your window. The bill will come due, but I think it’s reasonable to max out when you think you’ve got a shot, even a faint one.(FWIW, Woj-types believe Cleveland won’t trade the pick before the deadline.)neil: Yeah, a lot of it depends on what we think the Cavs’ odds of winning this season are as currently constructed in addition to the odds that LeBron would return to Cleveland (which could happen!), versus the chance that they’d be able to build a team as close to contending as this one using the Brooklyn pick plus whatever assets they get in a LeBron trade.Which I think is what you’re getting at, Kyle.natesilver: I think our odds showing them with only a 16 percent chance of winning the East are too low. But they’re really dysfunctional right now, they have a lot of work to do just get functional, they’re probably going to have to win a couple of road series just to make the finals … and then they’re going to have to beat the Warriors, or maybe the Rockets.kyle: Anyway, back to my Kawhi trade. LeBron and Pop! LeBron could make a pairing with LaMarcus Aldridge work! Remember that no-look Hammer pass that LeBron claimed he was the the only person in the world capable of throwing but actually Boris Diaw threw for the Spurs for years and years? Run that back!!!Also not for nothing, but Boris was a useful player in the league very recently, and he was essentially Washed-Up LeBron. I’m pretty sure LeBron could be 2015 Boris at age 60.natesilver: Why would San Antonio do that, though?chris.herring: There’s a part of me that wants Bron to play out the rest of the season as a Cav and then just maneuver a way to San Antonio or Houston.kyle: So LeBron’s no-trade clause makes all of this very academic. But in the timeline in which this happens, it would be backchanneled that he’d stick around a while. And IF the rift between Kawhi and the front office is real and IF Kawhi’s mysterious leg injury persists … Pop still tells Cavs owner Dan Gilbert to eat dirt, but it would be fun.And in theory, it would get him down there under the cap.chris.herring: I don’t think he would truly elevate anyone to championship level this year, aside from maybe Boston. The gap is too wide between the Warriors, the Rockets and everyone else.neil: And that factor is a big part of any LeBron trade — since he has the no-trade clause, as you mentioned, Chris, he basically gets to choose what situation would be best for winning over the rest of this season.natesilver: Here’s another idea that I stole from some Bucks blog I was reading: (Edit: Actually, here.)natesilver: natesilver: Wait, what is happening? I can’t even process it with all those colors.kyle: The Lakers would win 25 games. This makes some sense from both sides if you think about it.natesilver: :inhales from vape:kyle: The Cavs add rebounding and passing in the frontcourt and youth in the backcourt.natesilver: :inhales deeply:chris.herring: Wow, Kyle.neil: LOL. I think we’re done here. kyle: This is a real thing, though: Building in a small market is HARD. This is why teams like the Pistons take such big risks just to get a guy like Blake Griffin or why Memphis paid Mike Conley and Marc Gasol knowing the clock was up on that core. Things worked out, eventually, for the Philly teardown, but even those guys, good as they look, are playing .500 ball in the East at the stage Penny Hardaway and Shaquille O’Neal were making the finals.If the Cavs parachute out of the LeBron era, they have to be VERY certain that there’s no chance whatsoever this season and that LeBron is very, very likely to leave.chris.herring: I honestly think he’d have to straight-up tell them he’s gone. Anything short of that, and fans will never forgive you. We’re a site that deals in probabilities, but no fan would give a damn about that.natesilver: I mean, I feel like we’re going in circles here. Let’s say the Cavs have a (i) 5 percent to 10 percent chance to win the title this year; (ii) 70 percent chance that LeBron leaves this summer; (iii) a further 70 percent chance that LeBron leaves next summer, even if he’s still here this summer. And let’s say you can get a potential franchise talent — not a Ben Simmons level talent, but say Donovan Mitchell or Ingram — in return.chris.herring: All it would take is LeBron saying 20 years from now that he never wanted to leave, and Dan Gilbert would get threatening letters in droves for a decision that actually seemed wise at the time.neil: That’s the thing with LeBron — he loves to keep his options open.kyle: neil (Neil Paine, senior sportswriter): We are all gathered here because FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver had a very hot NBA trade deadline take that he needed to get out into the world. Nate, what is your idea?natesilver (Nate Silver, editor in chief): I think the Cavaliers should trade LeBron James.🔥neil: Go on …natesilver: I think the Cavaliers are a dumpster fire right now, and their trade options aren’t very attractive because their second- and third-best players are at the bottom of their market value (because of an injury in Kevin Love’s case). And I think it’s too risky to trade Brooklyn’s No. 1 pick when there’s a good chance that LeBron leaves anyway this summer. So it’s maybe their least-worst option.kyle (Kyle Wagner, senior editor): Disagree, vehemently, but also I have a muscle emoji trade proposal for if they do, so willing to hear this out.natesilver: I’m assuming they can get something pretty good, though.chris.herring (Chris Herring, senior sportswriter): Funny thing is, I think Love’s value would have been pretty decent now had it not been for his injury.neil: So this notion implicitly assumes that the Cavs have no chance this year and should just wave the white flag on the season. Is that fair for a LeBron-led team that has won the East three years running, even given how bad they look right now?chris.herring: But this dumpster fire does feel fundamentally different from the past midseason lulls.natesilver: Just to set a fairly low bar here … what if the Cavs could get Brandon Ingram + Lonzo Ball + an unprotected No. 1 from the Lakers. (Plus a bunch of crap to make the salaries work.) They’d definitely be smart to do that, right? (Assuming that LeBron telegraphs that he’ll sign in LA long term, which is part of the Lakers’ calculus.)chris.herring: I guess it comes down to this: Yes, it would be devastating and perhaps crippling to lose the guy for nothing. At the same time, don’t you have to be 100 percent sure that he wouldn’t come back before you deal him?(It’s also worth mentioning here that he has a no-trade clause. So they couldn’t just deal him away without talking with him first.)natesilver: That’s … not terrible, right?kyle: I don’t think the Bucks make sense at all, tbh. There’s a ton of duplication of skills with Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Giannis isn’t developed the way Dwyane Wade was in 2010 to play next to LeBron as a non-shooter.natesilver: But they’re getting 2018 Wade in the deal! Return to Milwaukee!I agree that they have overlapping-ish skill sets (which is a very, very nice thing to say about Giannis). But if the Bucks already had LeBron and you could clone him — well, you’d give up Jabari Parker and Khris Middleton and Thon Maker and Matthew Dellavedova for that, wouldn’t you?kyle: That’s the same reason the 76ers don’t really work. Joel Embiid is an amazing fit, but Ben Simmons not being able to shoot past the length of his arm is a tough, tough sell. Look at the players who have thrived next to LeBron — aside from Wade, who turned into a killer off-ball cutter and could always get to the rack, there isn’t really another guy who thrived with James without an outside shot. LeBron teams just run the LeBron offense, and a star like Giannis or Simmons doesn’t really fit that mold.In a way, the Bucks would be better off keeping Jabari and Middleton in that deal and finding another way to get value for Giannis.natesilver: Are you ready to get trolled? Here’s my next idea.chris.herring: LOL. Nate’s next idea must be a doozynatesilver: The NBA trade deadline is Thursday afternoon, so we assembled FiveThirtyEight’s resident basketball writers — plus editor-in-chief/trade machine troll Nate Silver — to bandy about some, um, creative trade ideas for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sure, James says he won’t waive his no-trade clause. (He says a lot of things.) But if LeBron somehow does assent to a deal, should the Cavs think about trading him? The transcript below has been lightly edited.
THE CENTRAL BANK has issued a warning to consumers over the unregulated status of crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending.The two cash-raising techniques have become increasingly widespread as small businesses find it hard to raise traditional bank finance.They involve businesses raising funds by amalgamating small sums invested by non-experts, often through third part platforms.The Central Bank’s warning details concerns about risks specific to lending money through crowdfunding platforms, including the risk of the investor company or indeed the platform itself failing.It also flags “the risk of misleading or insufficient information disclosure, unfair contract terms of misleading commercial practices, and the absence of dispute resolution and redress mechanisms”.The bank’s statement does acknowledge that crowdfunding or peer-to-peer lending “is a type of market-based finance that could help stimulate funding to small and medium sized enterprises as well as personal lending”.Read: Borrowing without banks – here’s how you’ve done it.While the Central Bank told TheJournal.ie this morning that it is not hitting the ‘red alert’ button on crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending, it considers it important nonetheless that consumers know its regulatory status.Industry responseA spokesperson for one of the leading Irish peer-to-peer platforms, Linked Finance, said that the company wanted to see the industry regulated.“We have engaged from the outset with the Department of Finance and the Central Bank and consistently called for regulation within our industry.”Linked Finance said that it has multiple measures in place to assess the loans that go through the platform and that it adheres to anti-money laundering requirements to vet lenders and borrowers. Whilst we are not a regulated entity, we ensure that the principles of these regulations form the basis for how we safeguard our lenders and borrowers fundsThe spokesman concluded by saying that the company would welcome the government taking action and regulating the peer-to-peer sector.Read: Want to get a project successfully crowdfunded? Make sure it’s about the arts>Read: Following the crowd: How crowdfunding changed the way projects are made>
Des soupçons de fraude fiscale chez MicrosoftLa filiale française du géant américain est au cœur d’une enquête lancée par les services de Bercy. Le siège social de l’entreprise a été perquisitionné.Microsoft est visé par les services fiscaux français. Le 28 juin, le siège social de la filiale française de l’entreprise américaine a fait l’objet d’une perquisition dans le cadre d’un contrôle fiscal, nous explique ainsi Clubic. Les services de Bercy soupçonnent en effet la firme de Redmond d’avoir échappé à l’impôt français sur les sociétés via un système de facturation concernant Microsoft Online.À lire aussiPour Steve Ballmer, Microsoft, il y a 4 fois plus de Windows Phone vendus en 2012 qu’en 2011Le système mis en place consistait en effet à facturer les clients français de Microsoft France par le biais de sociétés étrangères, alors même que les prestations concernées auraient été accomplies en France par des employés de filiales dépendant directement de Microsoft France. Une stratégie qui s’explique aisément quand on regarde le taux d’imposition sur les sociétés pratiqué dans l’Hexagone, 33%, contre par exemple 12,5% en Irlande ou même 0% dans certains états américains.Fraude encore plus considérable Selon Le Canard Enchaîné, qui révélé l’existence de ce contrôle, les services de Bercy se demandent même si cette “fraude présumée, déjà consistante” ne serait pas “encore plus considérable”. Du côté de chez Microsoft, on nie bien évidemment la fraude fiscale et on explique que le contrôle du 28 juin est quelque chose de tout à fait normal.”C’est un contrôle de l’administration fiscale qui a lieu au siège. C’est banal, il n’y a rien d’extraordinaire”, a ainsi expliqué à l’AFP Marc Mossé, directeur des affaires juridiques pour Microsoft France. Malgré ces déclarations, cette affaire tombe quand même bien mal, la tête de Microsoft France venant de changer avec la nomination d’Alain Crozier en tant que président de l’entité. L’affaire est donc à suivre avec la plus grande attention…Le 5 juillet 2012 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambert
The Clark County Historical Museum’s “Haunted Walking Tours” are returning for a third year, every weekend in October other than Halloween (Friday, Oct. 31).The trips begin at the Museum, 1511 Main St., Vancouver, at 7 and 9 p.m. each Friday and Saturday; fees are $10 per person for the public and $8 for Clark County Historical Society members.The tours will blend local urban legends, oral histories and research on Vancouver’s sometimes-sordid past.One tale in particular is homegrown, according to a press release, as the museum itself is home to a mischievous presence that walks the stairs and lounges in the basement library.The tours are for people 13 and older; participants should bring flashlights.Reservations are limited and go quickly. Pre-payment is required; call 360-993-5679 or email email@example.com for information and reservations.Also visit The Columbian’s Ghost Stories blog for more local ghost stories at blogs.columbian.com/ghost-stories/.
Jenny Davidson has been hired as interim head of reward at telecommunications organisation Three.Davidson’s areas of speciality include benefits programmes, European pensions design and legislation, and executive and non-management short-term incentive plans.Davidson has previously held roles such as interim head of reward at Virgin Atlantic, group reward director at Dixons Carphone, interim head of reward at TalkTalk, and director of compensation and benefits, Europe, Middle East and Africa at CSC.
MIAMI (WSVN) – An assistant principal faced a federal judge, Thursday, after he was arrested on child pornography charges.On Tuesday, 48-year-old Fienberg-Fisher K-8 Center assistant principal Don Clippinger was arrested on charges of downloading child pornography from the internet, but this isn’t the first time he’s found himself in trouble with the law.7News learned from a bond hearing, Thursday, that Clippinger had two previous DUI convictions. The government said he used what they referred to as “Application A” to log on to chatrooms to engage in virtual acts of depravity.In court on Thursday, federal investigators alleged Clippinger had used his personal computer at home and entered chat rooms using the name “666PRV.”Investigators said this was a video conferencing chat room that shows pictures of child pornography. They also added Clippinger exposed and touched himself in the chat room.He allegedly held conversations with someone using the name “Pervy Bud.”Clippinger’s attorney spoke with 7News after Thursday morning’s proceedings. “All we have are allegations. We have neither evidence nor facts,” said attorney Ben Kuehne. “We do know that from the court hearing, it is universally acknowledged Donald is a good person who has a long history, a positive history in South Florida. We intend to provide the best representation in this very difficult case.” Clippinger spent his days around children, and according to investigators, he spent some of those days online.According to the criminal complaint against him, Clippinger stated, “while logged into a meeting room of ‘Application A,’ he observed streaming videos of child pornography” and “usually accessed ‘Application A’ in the mornings. They said he also “admitted that he was the male depicted in the images.”The images they’re referring to are of a nude man on the site touching himself.His attorney said he will take a closer look at the alleged confession. “We intend to determine precisely what happened while in government custody and will act accordingly,” Kuehne said.Several family members and two pastors appeared in court, Thursday, to speak on his behalf.Clippinger’s family used their homes as collateral and posted his $200,000 bond.Clippinger is expected to be released by the end-of-day, Thursday, on house arrest. His next day in court is Feb. 15. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Post a comment In a brief call with reporters Feb. 26, IAI space division manager Opher Doron said he was unsure if the delayed burn would affect the mission’s target date for arriving at the moon. “We are studying the implications and we hope it won’t, but it may,” he said.After checking the spacecraft and finding all systems operational, the canceled burn was done on Thursday instead. Beresheet’s main engine lit up for four minutes and lifted the probe to an elliptical orbit around Earth that will send it 131,000 kilometers (81,400 miles) away at its furthest point. Another maneuver is set for next week Falcon 9 launched the Israeli moon lander, Beresheet, on Feb. 21. SpaceX “We’ve managed to find our way around several problems that we had,” explained Doron. “It’s quite normal for a spacecraft to have some ‘teething problems’ in its first days and we’ve overcome them all.”Beresheet also has an issue with the star tracker it uses for navigation being susceptible to blinding by the sun’s rays. “Currently we are coping with that situation without problems on the mission itself,” Doron said Feb. 26. “We’ll see how that develops as we go along.” It’s not yet clear if the planned landing date of April 11 will be delayed due to the mission’s early complications. SpaceIL has contingency landing dates and even backup landing sites built into its mission planning. “We are on our way to the moon,” affirmed SpaceIL CEO Ido Anteby on Thursday. Sci-Tech 0 Space Share your voice Tags This Israeli spacecraft is expected to land on the moon in early 2019. Eliran Avital The first commercial lander bound for the lunar surface is one step closer to the moon after inexplicably hitting the reset button.The Beresheet spacecraft, about the size of a washing machine, launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Feb. 21. It was built by Israeli nonprofit and former Google Lunar XPrize team SpaceIL with support from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The lander’s path to the moon is complex, involving a number of engine burns and swings around the Earth and then the moon before a planned landing April 11. Beresheet’s first maneuver was a success on Feb. 24, but a few days later a glitch caused the on-board computer to reset and a second maneuver was canceled as a result.
A premiere date wasn’t revealed as part of the Saturday announcement. When it does come out, it’ll be the latest Marvel show providing a spotlight for superheroes from more-diverse backgrounds, following the Marvel Rising series of shorts that spotlight Gwen Stacy’s Ghost Spider, Riri Williams’ Ironheart, Squirrel Girl, Ms. Marvel, Inferno and America Chavez, among others.First published at 12:30 p.m. PT. 4:27 Comment TV and Movies Marvel Animation One of Marvel’s newest superhero geniuses is getting her own animated series for the Disney Channel. Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur was revealed during Disney’s D23 conference on Saturday, and it’s being executive produced by Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland.The series will follow Lunella, a 13-year-old child prodigy who accidentally opens a time vortex, sending a 10-ton T. rex named Devil Dinosaur into present day Manhattan. Her superpower helps her work with this giant creature, protecting New York’s Lower East Side neighborhood.”Disney Channel is the perfect platform to explore this pint-sized female African American superhero, and I can’t wait for their audience to enjoy the lighthearted adventures of Lunella and Devil Dinosaur,” Fishburne said in a statement sent to various media outlets.Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is a relatively new comic book series for Marvel, launching in 2015. Lunella is an Inhuman in the comics, allowing her to share a mental link with the dinosaur. That status will likely carry over to her Marvel series.The animated show was previously teased last year during New York Comic-Con 2018, when a young girl asked Marvel Animation Senior Vice President Cort Lane if a Moon Girl series was coming. At the time it was in “some stage of development,” Lane said. Tags Now playing: Watch this: 1 #MarvelRising EP Cort Lane was asked by a young girl about if #MoonGirl is coming to the series, his response: “I can’t comment on…Who knows. I can mention as it was leaked to press months ago that there is a Moon Girl series in some stage of development.” #NYCC— Mike Sorrentino (@MikeJSorrentino) October 6, 2018 Marvel Avengers cosplay at SDCC 2019 Marvel Disney Share your voice
Tuluksak (Photo from NOAA)Generator problems have meant ongoing power outages for Tuluksak over the past month. Lack of electricity to operate freezers means that many people have already lost their summer subsistence harvest, and the problem is expected to continue into early next week.Listen nowFor Tuluksak resident Angela Alexie, living in the lower Kuskokwim River community is like living at a giant fish camp.“You know, when you’re living out at fish camp you have to have a generator, or some people have a generator,” Alexie explained.Alexie hears the motors of generators running day and night; the power has been out for about a week. Earlier in July, it was out for another week. Alexie’s generator is small and can only run a few appliances at a time. She has to buy diesel every day to fuel it, and it’s not big enough to run her stove or her freezer.“I had to take some of my fish out and take it over to my parents’ freezer before I lost everything,” Alexie said.Alexie’s dry fish should be fine. She’s whipped her salmon berries into akutaq to prolong them, but Alexie has not been able to save everything.“All my half-dry fish, gaamaarrluk, that I had to feed to the dogs,” Alexie said.Alexie has lost about a quarter of her subsistence fish, which is shared among four families: Alexie’s, her parents’, and her two sisters’. She’s hoping for a strong silver salmon run to help replace what was lost, but the drying weather in August is not expected to be as good as it was earlier in the summer.In Tuluksak, not every home has a generator. Alexie’s parents bought hers two years ago after another week-long power outage that wiped out her fall and winter subsistence catch. Multi-day power outages are a frequent problem in the community, and residents have become frustrated with the inconvenience and cost of the situation.“Here and there, there’s more generators every year in the village,” Alexie said.The Tuluksak Native Community operates the power plant. Parts for the broken generator are expected to arrive in Anchorage on Monday.
Due to heavy inflow from the upstream, around 44 gates of Jurala project have been lifted on Saturday. Currently, the inflow of the project is 5.85 lakh cusecs and the outflow is 5.87 lakh cusecs. The project received 317.20 tmc as against the total 318.516 tmc. The project currently has 7.097 tmc of floodwater. On Sunday, the project got inflows of 8.69 lakh cusecs at 9 pm and the outflow was over 8.52 lakh cusecs. The project had got the highest inflows of over 10.37 lakh cusecs of inflows and 10.2 lakh cusecs of outflows on October 3, 20019.
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News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more March 6, 2012 – Accelitech and partners have just completed a transaction to bring the first and onlyCyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery system to the Republic of Ireland. Scheduled to begin treatingpatients in fall of 2012, the center will open on the campus of the Hermitage Medical Clinic in Dublin.The partnership includes the following parties: Accelitech (lead developer), Neurosurgery Ireland (aprominent Irish neurosurgical group), Regent Surgical Health (a developer of high-end specializedsurgical programs), the Hermitage Medical Clinic and several other local providers, all of whom sharethe vision and interest in bringing this state-of-the-art cancer treatment technology to the people ofIreland.Historically, Irish patients requiring CyberKnife radiosurgery treatments—and in many cases theirtreating neurosurgeons — have been required to travel to other countries to complete treatments.”This partnership is a big win for the people of Ireland,” says Scott Milligan, chief development officerfor Accelitech. “The new CyberKnife program will combine the very best clinical teams in the countrywith the latest advanced technology in a conveniently located, patient-focused facility.”For more information: www.accelitech.biz FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | March 13, 2012 Accelitech Expands into Europe, Partners to Create First CyberKnife Center in Ireland Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Generally, when a player is not among those chosen in the NFL Draft, there is a reason.Sometimes, there are off-the-field concerns; other times, a player does not have prototypical size, speed or attributes.Every now and then, a player is not called because he attended a lesser-known school, and therefore there were doubts about his competition.That might be the case with QB Antonio Pipkin, who the Cardinals have reportedly brought in from Division II Tiffin. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments Share Tiffin quarterback Antonio Pipkin runs through drills during practice for Saturday’s Senior Bowl college football game, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) In other words, Pipkin is like many other undrafted rookie free agents in that he is carrying little in the way of real expectations, though there is at least reason to believe he is someone worth taking a closer look at. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling That’s in Ohio, by the way.While you may not have heard of Pipkin, the QB landed on ESPN Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr.’s list of 25 undrafted free agents to watch.Playing at tiny Division II Tiffin, Pipkin had 85 career touchdown passes to just 28 interceptions while completing 64.8 percent of his passes. He didn’t impress at the Senior Bowl, however, and doesn’t have ideal size (6-1, 225). There was some thought the Cardinals would use their first-round pick on a quarterback, but they didn’t draft one. Arizona is thin behind Carson Palmer, with only Drew Stanton and Zac Dysert on the roster.Pipkin was not on the list the Cardinals released of undrafted rookie free agents they had signed, which means if he is in Arizona, it is likely on a tryout basis. If he is, Pipkin is one of two undrafted QBs the Cardinals will have in rookie camp this weekend, joining Texas A&M’s Trevor Knight.“Both really good athletes,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said of Knight and Pipkin at Steak 44 in Phoenix. “Trevor bounced around from Oklahoma — that Sugar Bowl game he had at Oklahoma against Alabama, he dropped about four or five dimes on them; got into more of a read-option offense at A&M, so yeah, he’s an intriguing guy. “And the young fella from Tiffin, we’ll see; I liked him at the Senior Bowl — Senior Bowl was good for a lot of guys — so we’ll wait and see how that pans out.”As Pipkin told the Advertiser-Tribune back in April, his goal is to show the other 31 NFL teams they missed out on a great player. He also said the Cardinals presented the best situation for him.“I got a call from my agent saying the (Cardinals’) staff really liked me,” Pipkin said.There’s reason to be intrigued.Last year, as a senior, Pipkin passed for 2,534 yards and 25 touchdowns while rushing for 905 yards and seven scores. He completed 64.9 percent of his passes and was intercepted just six times.A dual-threat who accounted for most of his team’s offense, Pipkin’s NFL.com draft profile says he is a “quick ball-handler with an even quicker release on inside play-action from the gun,” while noting he throws fades and seam passes easily and takes care of the ball.On the down side, his profile says he is short for the position, and he has a tendency to get antsy once his initial read is not open. His pocket poise also needs work, it says, and he also has some footwork issues.
Go back to the e-newsletter >Etihad Airways has unveiled a new partnership with global aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn, to complement its exclusive The Residence and First Apartment cabins, both available on the airline’s Airbus A380 fleet.The agreement with Chapman Freeborn is to promote and market the luxurious living spaces to its top-tier clientele, giving them the opportunity to receive the levels of luxury, discretion and technology they expect on private jet, which can now be enjoyed on Etihad Airways’ long-haul network.Shane O’Hare, Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President Marketing, said: “Etihad Airways’ A380s are unrivalled for their innovation and comfort. We have elevated the travel experience for premium guests by configuring our flagship aircraft with genuine living spaces, providing the levels of privacy, technology and discreet service only found on the most luxurious private jets.“Chapman Freeborn’s customers can now enjoy a private jet experience on the largest passenger aircraft in the world, and the infrastructure of a world-leading airline, operating to primary gateway airports. We chose Chapman Freeborn for their great experience and professionalism and we know that this partnership will showcase our beautiful cabins to the most discerning travellers.”Russi Batliwala, Chapman Freeborn Chief Executive Officer, said: “Etihad Airways is at the forefront of the commercial aviation industry, leading the way with its Residence and First Class cabin innovations. It is therefore a perfect fit for our private jet services. We are proud to be in partnership with Etihad Airways, offering our customers a totally unique best-in-class experience which complements our private jet service perfectly.”Etihad Airways’ A380s currently operate three daily services from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow, and one of its two daily services between Abu Dhabi and Sydney. On 1 December, Etihad Airways will deploy an A380 on one of its two daily flights from Abu Dhabi to New York JFK.Guests travelling in The Residence and First Apartments will also be able to charter private jets through Chapman Freeborn for travel onwards from Etihad Airways’ A380 gateways, providing a point-to-point experience to their final destination.Chapman Freeborn provides access to a large fleet of executive jets from the larger-cabin, long range aircraft such as the Gulfstream G650 and Dassault Falcon 7X, to smaller, versatile types such as the Cessna Citation X and Bombardier Challenger 350.Measuring 125 square feet, The Residence has changed the landscape of premium airline travel, providing a private three-room cabin, including a living room, double bedroom, private bathroom, dedicated Savoy-trained Butler, and onboard Chef.The Etihad Lifestyle Concierge team, which works closely with the airline’s Butlers in-flight, delivers a highly personalised experience, offering a range of services including dining reservations, entertainment bookings, special events, destination information and lifestyle services. On the ground, a VIP Concierge team assists guests with all check-in and security formalities, dovetailing perfectly with Chapman Freeborn’s global private jet service.The Etihad Airways A380 is configured with nine ground-breaking First Apartments, featuring a completely private living space with a reclining lounge chair and an ottoman which converts to become a separate 80.5 inch long fully-flat bed. The onboard Chef provides First Apartment guests with superior à la carte dining, or a menu tailor-made from a larder of fresh ingredients.Guests staying in The Residence and First Apartments enjoy full inflight connectivity, including WiFi and mobile services, advanced personal entertainment systems, and luxury chauffeur transfers to and from airports served by Etihad Airways’ A380 fleet.Go back to the e-newsletter >
Co-op bank employees will have two weeks to choose whether or not to accept a voluntary retirement scheme to be presented to them on Wednesday, the shareholders of the bank decided at a meeting on Tuesday.The scheme will be presented to 900 workers in the framework of transferring all the ‘good’ assets of the Co-op to Hellenic Bank.The plan seeks to provide up to €180,000 of compensation to the employees, and takes into account their years of service and annual gross salary of 26 per cent. The total cost of the plan is estimated to be €128 million.All employees of the Co-Op have the option of benefitting from the scheme, CNA reported, including those who were transferred to Altamira Asset Management.The unions Oiyk-Sek, Pesey-Peo, and Pasydy all signed off on the scheme, and called on their members to choose to take the deal, once they have stabilised their personal finances.Banking union, Etyk, however disagreed with the agreement, saying it was not attractive.You May LikeBest BikesTop 10 Best Bikes in India 2019- Price Mileage Images FeaturesBest BikesUndoIdentity Theft Protection | Search AdsSleep At Night Knowing Your Identity Is Protected. Research The Best Protection From Identity TheftIdentity Theft Protection | Search AdsUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndo Companies must use buying power to root out slavery, says UK officialUndoTwo days of music to dance toUndoBale’s China move called off by Real MadridUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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