EHF CUP MT Melsungen secure TOP 8 spot

The only team who secured the TOP 8 spot in the Men’s EHF Cup after four matches of the group phase is German MT Melsungen. DKB Bundesliga team celebrated easily the fourth victory over Hungarian Balatonfuredi 29:23 and win the necessary eight points.GROUP A:Gorenje – Pfadi Winterthur 30:26HSV Handball – Haslum 36:26STANDINGS:HSV 6Gorenje 6Pfadi Winterthur 2Haslum 2GROUP B:HCM Constanta – BM Granollers 28:27Sankt Petersburg – TT Holstebro todaySTANDINGS:TT Holstebro 5BM Granollers 5HCM Constanta 3Sankt Petersburg 1GROUP C:Fuchse Berlin – Skjern 29:24FC Porto – RK Vojvodina 29:23STANDINGS:Fuchse Berlin 6Skjern 6FC Porto 4Vojvodina 0GROUP D:MT Melsungen – Balatonfuredi 29:23Eskilstuna Guif – RK Nexe 33:24STANDINGS:MT Melsungen 8Nexe 4Guif 3Balatonfuredi 1PHOTO: MT Melsungen ← Previous Story W VS V: Rocha to miss Vardar – Brumen doubtful for Wisla Next Story → Baltic F4 in Kehra – Serviti Polva win regular part of the season read more

Meet a woman whos dancing her way out of feeling like an

first_imgSource: LUCA TRUFFARELLICAOIMHÍN O RAGHALLAIGH is one of traditional music’s leading lights, and for his latest project he has teamed up with two dancers and a fellow musician to work with one of Ireland’s most promising young choreographers.What’s intriguing about this project is that O Raghallaigh (The Gloaming and This is how we fly) and Bryan O’Connell (Si Schroeder) have no background in dance – but dancer and choreographer Liv O’Donoghue has chosen them to star in her latest show, Hear Me Sing Your Song.The collaboration sees O’Connell and Ó Raghallaigh also create the music for the piece, while dancing with Maria Nilsson Waller and Clare Brzezicki.Adding a further layer of interest to the show is the fact it is based on O’Donoghue’s experiences as growing up half Irish and half Norwegian.And then there’s the cameo performance that each show will feature, bringing yet another interesting element to the Hear Me Sing Your Song.The show will be performed alongside the duet With Raised Arms (starring O’Donoghue and O’Connell) at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin from 9 – 12 July.This is the show’s second time on tour, but its first ‘proper’ appearance on an Irish stage. Last year, they presented an early stage of it at Project Arts Centre, before taking it on a mini tour of Austria and Italy. Source: LUCA TRUFFARELLI“In a way this is its real premiere, or its Irish premiere at least,” said O’Donoghue.I feel like in a way I’ve given the piece away to the performers – it’s really their show now. They put so much of themselves into the work. They were working with their own memories and ideas of things.While the two trained dancers in the show might have “muscle memory”, O’Donoghue mused that it could be different for O’Connell and Ó Raghallaigh.Why create a show with two musicians?“I wanted to have a show where I worked with some dancers but also some untrained dancers,” said O’Donoghue.“Caoimhín and Bryan had never danced before and I was interested in making a show that is more about people and something more human than a really beautiful ethereal dance show,” continued the choreographer.“I wanted to see some vulnerability and as a way for the audience to see something of themselves.”The cameo performer brings a further interesting element – again, they aren’t professional dancers.They come in, do four hours of rehearsal, and then take to the stage with the rest of the performers. Their presence means that the show “would never settle in a way – there’s always a strange presence or another person. It keeps the cast on their toes”.Family storyHear Me Sing Your Song is based on O’Donoghue’s family story.“I’m Irish-Norwegian – my mum’s Norwegian and my father is Irish,” she explained. “I wanted to make a piece that addressed that duality of having a mixed heritage. Of not feeling here or there, feeling like an outsider to an extent in both places.”The piece explores a place that has no culture, and asks: “What would happen if you dropped strangers there. How would they work together, live together, communicate? What would the language be? How would those people fit together?”The dancers work through the tensions of different people trying to work things out together, which in a way reflects how they are working in real life.“They had to work out this unity amongst themselves. This cameo joining them every day is constantly keeping this alive,” said O’Donoghue.When asked how dance helps her to explore issues like identity, home, and place, O’Donoghue answered:I think there’s something about the ambiguity of movement or dance that everybody sees it slightly differently. With a good dance show the audience feels that they can recognise something about themselves.She added: “You might be able to see something through this physical struggle or vulnerabilities – you can reflect something of yourselves onto the movement or ideas”.For her, dance and movement is a universal thing, and having people in the show who aren’t trained dancers serves to highlight this.A second piece being performed before Hear Me Sing Your Song is With Raised Arms, which stars O’Donoghue and O’Connell. O’Connell plays a theatre technician (a former job of his) who interrupts the show put on by O’Donoghue. Source: Liv O’Donoghue/VimeoO’Connell acts as a bridge between the audience and people.Dancing isn’t a lucrative career, and “it’s a tricky job to stay on top of and earn a living”, said O’Donoghue. She does this by taking on a range of projects, and said “you have to be willing to do everything and able to do anything”.But despite the cutbacks and hardships, she said there are exciting things happening in Irish dance, with “really cool things happening” and supports like DanceHouse available.There’s a “brilliant infrastucture” there, and once that’s there, “people are willing to make the work happen”.Read: Ponydance: Sexy, fun, irreverent… here’s why you need to see these dancers>VIDEO: Turning stories of addiction and trauma into a powerful dance show>VIDEO: The secrets behind the scenes at the ballet>last_img read more

Steam opens up to freetoplay MMORPGs

first_imgValve announced yesterday that five free-to-play MMOs would arrive on Steam this week. Steam already carries a number of MMOs, but this is the first time free-to-play (F2P) titles will be available in the digital download store. Spiral Knights, Forsaken Worlds, Champions Online: Free for All, Global Agenda: Free Agent, and Alliance of Valiant Arms (AVA) will be the launch titles, all of which are available now.All of the games may be available, but each of the five launch titles will host in-game events and specials to celebrate the Steam launch. Each game will also offer special in-game content to players who try the “F2P game of the day” on Steam, starting with Spiral Knights on Wednesday the 15th and concluding with AVA on Sunday the 19th. You can find all of the games in Steam’s new F2P category.AdChoices广告Gamers have been able to buy and download traditional subscription-based MMOs for years now through Steam, but this is the first time free-to-play games have appeared. The move is partially in response to the growing F2P industry, and also in response to other digital download stores that offer F2P games in their catalogs.Since free-to-play MMOs rely on micro-transactions for revenue, Valve has made the same back-end purchasing system used by Steam for game sales, DLC sales, and other premium content available to F2P game publishers. This means that gamers will be able to buy upgraded armor, skills, or any other premium offering in their favorite F2P MMO the same way they buy hats and weapons in Team Fortress 2, or a map pack for their favorite first-person shooter.These five launch titles won’t be the last free-to-play games to land in Steam. Valve has indicated that additional titles are on the way, and that they’re more than welcome in the Steam catalog.Read more at Steampowered via GamePoliticslast_img read more

Inflatable Moes Tavern Is A Dive Bar For Your Back Yard

first_img 19 out of 20 kids say that inflatables are a ton of fun. The numbers are about the same with adults, except they typically say they’re fun after showing the kids why there’s a weight limit warning. If only there were more inflatables out there designed for adults!Well, it turns out there are… you just have to know where to look. Some of them are pretty darned awesome, too, like this inflatable Moe’s Tavern. It’s a little piece of Springfield that you can blow up in your very own backyard!Yes, thanks to the whimsical minds at you too can now drown your workday sorrows like Homer, Lenny, Carl, and Barney have for the past two decades. You and up to 59 of your closest friends (or a random assemblage of drinkers) should have no problem fitting inside. The Inflate-a-Moe’s measures 23 feet square and stands almost 12 feet high.For a fully authentic experience, you’ll have to purchase a bunch of extra stuff — just provides the easy-to-set-up shell. On a good note, a bar, some stools, a giant mirror, a broken TV, and an old pool table will probably cost you less money than the inflatable.It’s not on sale yet, but when orders open it’ll cost you $4500 plus shipping. If you don’t have that kind of cash laying around you can probably get a loan. Just make sure you have collateral, so the lender doesn’t have to break your legs in advance.There’s no word yet on whether plans to do an upscale inflatable Meaux or a kid-friendly Uncle Moe’s Family Feedbag… Fiber-Based Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticEven More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beer Stay on targetlast_img read more

Shawn Michaels has no interest in a return to the ring, Brock Lesnar added…

first_imgFacebook Videos Articles WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Pinterest WhatsApp Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next should return as a manager to speak for wrestlers who aren’t too good on the mic, Blassie did it, Fuji did it, Heenan…… that tradition is more buried than a HHH opponent 15 yrs ago Videos Articles Shawn Michaels Breaks Down His Mid-Air Sweet Chin Music Move Shawn Michaels has no interest in a return to the ringTMZ Sports is featuring an interview with WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels where he revealed he has no interest in returning to the ring for WWE including rumors of a possible one-time comeback at the Royal Rumble PPV in his hometown of San Antonio.Brock Lesnar added to final RAW before the Royal is now advertising Brock Lesnar for the final episode of WWE RAW before the Royal Rumble on January 23 in Cleveland, Ohio. Goldberg is also advertised as well.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Shawn Michaels Google+ Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Twitter Seth Rollins Wayne Martin Now Playing Up Next 1 COMMENT Now Playing Up Next Comments are closed. WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions January 12, 2017 at 9:26 pm WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Lightrail funding studied

first_imgA state-appointed transit panel on Wednesday cautioned C-Tran leaders against banking too much on fares to pay for operating light rail in Vancouver.The panel’s take comes as C-Tran looks for light rail funding options that don’t require a sales tax increase — the path C-Tran had long assumed until recently. It also comes just a day after C-Tran board members called for more study of fares as a possible solution.The board asked what kind of numbers it would take for fares to cover most or all of the light-rail system’s annual operating cost. C-Tran has assumed a cost recovery rate of 40 percent through fares. But even that might be generous, according to the review panel.“Forty percent is very optimistic to begin with,” said Mike Normand, an Arizona state transit director and one of five panel members. “To go beyond that, I think, is not realistic.”The state-mandated expert review panel was formed earlier this year to look at C-Tran’s high-capacity transit plans as the agency moves toward a possible November ballot measure to help pay for them. The process centers around two proposals: a possible bus rapid transit line on Vancouver’s Fourth Plain corridor, and a light-rail extension to Clark College planned as part of the $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing project.The group wrapped up its second two-day visit to Vancouver this week. It’s expected to return for a third visit next month and submit a final report to C-Tran leaders by the end of June.last_img read more

Toy drive for migrant children held in Homestead

first_imgHOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) – A toy drive held in Homestead, Saturday, aimed to brighten the holidays for migrant children.Members of SoMi Fitness teamed up with the social services organization “enFamilia” for their eighth annual toy drive at Waterstone Charter School. They were able to give toys and food to more than 200 children from Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. @somifitness annual toy drive benefiting migrant community. #homestead @wsvn— Vivian Gonzalez (@VivianGonzalez7) December 16, 2017 We want to thank each and everyone that donated, participated, came out today to join in the 8th…— SoMi Fitness (@somifitness) December 16, 2017“We wanted to make an impact for the migrant children,” said SoMi Fitness trainer Unni Greene. “It was a big, bad year with the hurricane and everything, and we decided to benefit as many kids as we could.”center_img 7Weather meteorologist Vivian Gonzalez was on hand to help the families and spread some holiday cheer.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

GVMC officials demolish TDP Ex MLAs building in Visakhapatnam

first_imgVisakhapatnam: The GVMC officials have demolished the building which belongs to TDP former MLA Peela Govind over-identifying it as an illegal construction in Visakhapatnam. Going into details, the TDP leader Peela Govind has built a multi-storied building on the main road in Dwaraka Nagar here in the city. However, the officials have raised objections that the construction was done without proper permission by occupying the drain. Not only that, in spite of issuing several notices earlier, there was no response from the owner. In this context, the officials have started the building demolition on Saturday morning, which led to tension situation in Dwaraka Nagar. The police were deployed in large number to control the situation in the area.last_img read more

Mapping the nuclear pore complex 15 billion years of innovation

first_imgNuclear Pore Complex. Credit: Journal information: PLoS Biology (—If asked to describe the differences between humans and frogs, a child might say that one hops and rib-its while the other walks and talks. If we ask that same child how to build a frog, they will probably need a few minutes with Google. Assuming they are good, they might find that for humans you start with a diameter of 5.2nm for their nuclear pore complexes (NPCs), while for frogs the parameter you use is 10.7nm. That one detail determines a lot about what is possible in the cell, and therefore the entire organism. © 2016 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. New findings help explain how molecules are speedily transported into and out of the cell’s nucleus The reason for going into all this detail here is that to understand where Eukaryotes came from we need to understand the partitioning of the cell. The origins of NPCs (and therefore the nucleus) is only half the equation. The other half is mitochondria. The link between the two is established when we realize that in unloading almost all their DNA to the nucleus, the mitochondria had to solve much the same re-localization problem that the NPC translocators have to solve. To get their own protein products, now encoded and made by the host cell, mitochondria developed an analogous (but different) double membrane system of import/export translocators known as the Tim-Tom and Sam families of proteins. In chloroplasts, these are known as the Tic-Toc translocators. The kicker is, if we take Nick Lane’s word for it, the NPC first evolved because of the pressures applied by the acquisition of the mitochondria:Namely, the NPCs served to fence out the ribosomes from the nucleus so that the relatively slow operating spliceosomal machinery had time to work on the many rogue introns and newly acquired endosymbiont genes which managed to get mitochondrial localization sequences appended to themselves.The remarkable thing that the Rockefeller group found in their studies from the dawn of eukaryotes is that despite retaining a similar composition of important protein motifs and domains, there were gaping architectural dissimilarities between opisthokonts (yeast and vertebrates), and a group of creatures known as trypanosomes. The trypanosomes are known for many things, not least of which is being the parasites responsible for Chagas disease and African sleeping sickness. A key feature is that as a class, they have highly evolved (and degenerate as the case may be) mitochondria. The other peculiar thing about trypanosome mitochondria is their extensive use of RNA editing, typically of uracil. Some of their degenerate mitochondria have lost all their tRNA genes and must import them to translate protein. Other trypanosome mitochondria have lost their entire coding capacity altogether, and serve mainly as organelles to synthesize iron sulfur clusters or other eclectic products. At the other extreme, many trypanosomes have a huge specialized mitochondria known as a kinetoplast, which services their primary flagellum using a unique system of mini- and maxi- DNA circles. These circle parse and replicate the mtDNA in a highly evolved way not seen in any othr known organism. Incidentally, the name of opisthoconts, (of which we are one) comes from “opistho-” or “behind”, and “-kont” meaning flagellum. Most primitive creatures like trypanosomes (“trypano” means “to bore”), actually swim backwards, pulling themselves along by the corkscrew action of their flagellum. Only when things get too crowded, like in thickened blood, do they reverse gears and back out.Among the critical conserved components that the researchers in all eukaryote NUPs were the major protein folds on the core scaffold Nups lining the main pore. The Nups form the two inner rings which are in turn sandwiched between two outer rings. They contain folds known as α-solenoids and β-barrels or propellers. The importance of these folds is increasingly appreciated as they continue be found at the heart of many newly determined protein crystal structures. The mitochondrial Tom and Sam translocases have them, as do various vesicle coat proteins, including clathrin/adaptin, COPI, and COPII proteins. The authors note that these proteins share architectural characteristics with outer ring Nups, and hint at a common ancestry between the endomembrane trafficking system and the NPC. This so-called ‘proto-coatomer hypothesis’ further suggests that key components of the cell’s secretory system took origin by virtue of their ability to bend membranes, a key first step in the assembly of the pore.The further one goes out from the core, the less one finds NPC features conserved in the various clades across the millennia. Many peripheral proteins which interact with the core, like the importins and exportins which bind the localization signals and adapters, similarly tend to diverge. This general trend seems to closely parallel the predictable complexification of other major assemblies in the cell. For example, we recently detailed how comparative phylogenetics has unmasked the conserved cores of the ribosome, common enzyme complexes, ion channels, and the GTP coupling so essential to everything from the NPC cycle to olfactory reception. One specific feature seemingly unique to NPCs the authors found is a loss of an initial symmetry over time: in the ancestral condition it seems that the phenylalanine-glycine (FG) repeats responsible for the selective permeability barrier were fairly uniformly distributed. Over time, creatures from yeasts to man developed a critical asymmetric distribution, favoring FG repeats on either the nuclear or cytoplasmic side. The significance and ubiquity of a tiny feature like this has yet to be seen, however in the protein business, today’s anecdote is frequently tomorrow’s canonical motif. In a recent paper published in Plos Biology, researchers from Rockefeller university went fishing for various NPC ‘interactomes’ in order to trace of the origins and 1.5 billion year evolutionary history of Eukaryotes. The interactome is exactly what it sounds like: any exhaustive set of molecules that can be connected with thin black lines in a figure in a research paper. Practically speaking, this meant starting with a few fluorescently-tagged versions of known core nuclear pore component proteins (called nucleoporins or Nups), and ‘walking out’ from there using affinity capture and mass spectrometry to identify other proteins that stick.While there are plenty of contenders for the title of world’s greatest protein complex—the ribosome, proteosome, ATPase, and centromere for example—the NPC may be the mightiest of all. At an undisputed 50 MEGADaltons (124 for the mammalian), the NPC contains about 500 subunits comprised of some 30 different Nups. Rather than splashed together like a respiratory complex, the NPC is carefully assembled into an 8-fold symmetric structure that rivets the double nuclear membrane together. To give some idea of the budget that cells are on, the nucleus might have 2000 NPCs (more if mitosis is coming), each ferrying consumables at a rate of 1000 translocations per second.What exactly is a translocation you might ask, and who gets to go in or out? That depends on a lot of things, like that minimum pore size we mentioned above. Although there is no hard and fast size limit to what can pass through by unaided diffusion, things slow down considerably for proteins at around 60kDa. Above that, translocation doesn’t become energy dependent per say, but ultimately the ferryman needs to get paid with the hydrolysis of two GTP each time the turnstyle turns. The way it works is neatly described by something known as the Ran-GTP cycle. Many folks are familiar with the idea of gradients across membranes (usually electrical, proton, sodium or other ion), which are harnessed to power auxiliary movements. The Ran cycle is said to run on a Ran protein gradient where the concentration of the GTP bound form is high inside. and GDP bound form is low outside the nucleus. The tricky part is biasing the pore to get things moving in the right direction. Ribosomes and mRNAs made in the nucleus need to get out, while nuclear proteins translated in the cytoplasm need to get in. These affairs are all neatly enforced by an expansive array of adapters which recognize and bind canonical nucleic acid cytoplasmic localization sequences on the former, and amino acid nuclear localization sequences on the later. Citation: Mapping the nuclear pore complex: 1.5 billion years of innovation (2016, February 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore further More information: Richard Robinson. The Trypanosome Nuclear Pore Reveals 1.5 Billion Years of Similarities and Differences, PLOS Biology (2016). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002366Samson O. Obado et al. Interactome Mapping Reveals the Evolutionary History of the Nuclear Pore Complex, PLOS Biology (2016). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002365last_img read more

Mamata writes to Gadkari over fund crunch for NH works

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Union minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari, raising the issue of “inadequate” allotment of fund by his ministry “for vital National Highway works”.As only a minimum percentage of the total project cost was allocated, the Chief Minister has stated in the letter that the allocation of the fund is “not only extremely inadequate, but is also devoid of any justification.”Highlighting the issue of “extremely inadequate” fund for the project, Banerjee also urged the Union minister to allot the remaining amount, so that Bengal doesn’t get “deprived”. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe state government had sent a draft plan to the Centre for construction of roads and bridges under National Highways in Bengal and the project is worth Rs 1,499.62 crore for the year 2018-19. But the Centre has allotted only Rs 153 crore to Bengal for the National Highway works.Stating that the allotment “is one of the lowest among all the states of the country”, Banerjee wrote: “Our government had sent a draft plan for road/bridge works under National Highways in West Bengal for Rs 1,499.62 crore, for the year 2018-19. You will appreciate that allocation of only Rs 153 crore against such a plan is not only extremely inadequate, but is also devoid of any justification.” Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPShe further maintained in the letter: “In view of the above, I would request you to kindly allot the balance amount for vital National Highway works for the year 2018-19, so as to ensure justice in the matter and also not to deprive West Bengal.”Banerjee has also stated in the letter that Rs 2,096.70 crore and Rs 1,605.85 crore was allotted by the Centre for Bengal in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 financial years under the same head.It may be recalled that the Chief Minister had earlier repeatedly criticised the Centre for slashing its allocation for different projects.There are 28 such projects, for which the Centre has reduced its share of fund. But the Mamata banerjee government has continued the projects, so that people do not get deprived of the benefits.last_img read more

Troye Sivan announces The Bloom Tour across the US

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- yooo kim petras praised dr. luke and talked about how “positive her experience” was with him, undermining what kesha was put through by him. maybe having her open for you wasnt the best move. we love you, and we arent afraid to tell you like it is. reconsider. talk to management.— sam nsfr (@jadedepths) May 30, 2018 Troye Sivan’s latest single is an 80s jam – about how ‘whipped’ he isTroye Sivan’s music video for his song about bottoming is a sensual treatTroye Sivan surprises Taylor Swift on stage, drops date and name of new albumRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : cute but remove kim— hayden (@onlyangelics) May 30, 2018For some it’s even affecting their decision to buy tickets.Was considering getting tickets. This has definitely changed my mind. Hopefully he addresses the issue.— Courtney Parker (@CParker_56) May 30, 2018Sivan has not yet responded to the criticisms of Petras joining his tour.His album Bloom arrives on 31 August.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Petras frequently works with Dr. Luke, saying her experience with him has been ‘very positive’. She also added that she respects both Kesha and Luke and wants to ‘stay out of it’. Then, she told NME, she wouldn’t work with someone she ‘believes to be an abuser of women’.Fans are not taking particularly kindly to this.hey so…..let’s talk about kim real quick. i totally get that this probably wasn’t your decision. but she went on record in numerous different interviews supporting dr. luke and invalidating kesha’s struggles. i’m sure you don’t agree with that.— evelyn (@drivinatninety) May 30, 2018 Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… how about…we talk about your opening act troye. she openly supports a sexual abuser. i’m sorry but not many people are happy about this— morg (@bloomlipa) May 30, 2018 eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Yup, it’s named after his forthcoming album — and that bop about bottoming.The tour begins on 21 September in Texas and takes him all across North America, eventually ending 8 November in Vancouver, Canada.That’s not the only exciting news, though. Tickets go on sale 5 June and anyone who orders a ticket also gets a physical copy of the Bloom album.THE BLOOM TOUR PRE-SALE TICKETS TO MY US TOUR GO ON SALE ON JUNE 5TH IN MY APP. AAAND EVERY TICKET ALSO COMES WITH A PHYSICAL BLOOM ALBUM. GO OFF!— troye sivan (@troyesivan) May 30, 2018Sivan first announced his album when he joined Taylor Swift for her Reputation tour. It gave fans a good taste of what’s to come from a live Sivan performance.Many are excited about the promise of both a tour and an album.EVERY TICKET. WITH AN ALBUM. OKAY SIS U WON— emmi (@puppysivan) May 30, 2018Not everyone is happy with his lineup for his tour, however. Joining him is Kim Petras, as well as Leland and Carlie Hanson on specific dates.Petras is a trans singer-songwriter from Geris many and not everyone is thrilled about her as Sivan’s opening act because of her collaboration with Dr. Luke.Will this affect the tour?Dr. Luke is the music producer whom Kesha accused of emotional distress, sexual harassment and assault, and employment discrimination. In two instances, she alleged he drugged and raped her.Many artists came out in support of Kesha. She released a new album last year and her musical comeback has been emotional, both for the artist and her fans. The tour announcement | Photo: Twitter @troyesivan Rising gay star Troye Sivan announced his North American tour, The Bloom Tour, on Twitter last night (29 May).last_img read more

Early Black Friday Offer OneDay Price Drop on Ethical Hacker Bonus Bundle

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first_img 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 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 | 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. 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 | 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 December 5, 2008 – The release of the new T-form SecureVac Box Adapter from Bionix Radiation Therapy is a replacement of the current carbon fiber adapter, which aids in the positioning of vacuum bags. By placing a vacuum bag over the T-Form SecureVac Box Adapter, the vacuum bag will form around the adapter creating an outline of the adapter. This is said to create secure repositioning of a vacuum bag throughout the course of treatment.The T-Form SecureVac Box Adapter offers a lightweight design and MR compatibility.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | 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 Technology | December 05, 2008 New RT Vacuum Bag Adapter Offers Cost-Efficient Solution 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 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 last_img read more

Argentines plan to shoot gulls to save the whales

first_img“At year’s end, we’re going to inaugurate garbage-separation plants,” Maza said. “All the garbage in the protected Peninsula Valdes area that isn’t recyclable will be properly disposed of, which will enable us to mitigate the open-air garbage dumps.”Schvartzman said that if humans don’t solve the problem quickly, the whales will simply stop coming.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Whales also are changing their behavior in response: Instead of breaching the water and dramatically displaying their tails, they rise just barely enough to breathe through their blow-holes before descending to safety, Bertellotti said.Bertellotti’s answer: Shoot the gulls that display this behavior with air rifles and hunting guns, and recover each downed bird before they are eaten along with the ammunition, causing still more damage to marine life. His “100-day Whale-Gull Action Plan” was approved by the government of Chubut, and provincial officials came out Tuesday in defense of it.“We are preparing a pilot plan that seeks to stop the damage from the gulls that pick at the flesh of the whales, because this is putting at risk the resource. It will be a minimal intervention to protect the life of the southern right whale and thus provide a response to the complaints of the sightseeing businesses that operate in the place,” Gov. Martin Buzzi posted on his Facebook page.Whale-watching is big business for Chubut. Southern right whales have recovered to about 8 percent of their original population since becoming a protected species worldwide, and hundreds come to the relatively calm and warm waters of the gulf formed by the Valdez Peninsula to give birth and raise their newborns each July to December. Top Stories Seeing them surface from nearby boats can be a magical experience, and gull attacks were rare until about eight years ago, said Milko Schvartzman, who coordinates the oceans campaign for Greenpeace in Latin America.But more gulls have caught on, and their population has boomed to the point where whales are attacked at least every fourth time they surface, he said.Now the tourists are suffering along with the whales. “It’s not so pleasant anymore,” Schvartzman said.Environmentalists say the only way to effectively reduce the seagull population is to deny the birds food by closing open-air garbage dumps around the gulf and stopping people from dumping fish parts. Activists have been lobbying Chubut for many years to develop plans to reduce, recycle and properly contain garbage and strictly regulate fishing, but politicians have resisted, Schvartzman said.Chubut’s environmental minister, Eduardo Maza, blamed the problem on previous governments, and said the province is now working on permanent solutions. Shooting the gulls “is surely not the most pleasant measure, but it’s necessary to do something to control a situation that has been growing after many years of inaction,” Maza said. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Comments   Share   The vital role family plays in society Environmentalists say the plan is misguided and that humans are the real problem, creating so much garbage that the gull population has exploded.Both sides agree that the gull attacks in one of the whales’ prime birthing grounds is not only threatening the marine mammals, but the region’s tourism industry as well, by turning whale-watching from a magical experience into something sad and gruesome.Seagulls around the city of Puerto Madryn discovered about a decade ago that by pecking at the whales as they come up for air, they can create open wounds. Then, each time the whales surface, it’s dinner time: Gulls swoop down and dig in, cutting away skin and blubber with their beaks and claws.The problem has only grown more severe since then as more gulls caught on and the bird population exploded due to easy access to human detritus _ not only open-air garbage heaps but fish parts as well, dumped directly into the water by fishermen and a seafood packing plant.“It’s not just that the gulls are attacking the whales, but that they’re feeding from them, and this way of feeding is a habit that is growing and becoming more frequent,” said Marcelo Bertellotti, who works for the National Patagonia Center, a government-sponsored conservation agency. “It really worries us because the damage they’re doing to the whales is multiplying, especially to infant whales that are born in these waters.” Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Associated PressBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – What began as bizarre bird behavior has turned into something out of a horror film for threatened whales in Argentina, where seagulls have learned that pecking at the whales’ backs can get them a regular seafood dinner.Seagull attacks on southern right whales have become so common now that authorities are planning to shoot the gulls in hopes of reducing their population. Sponsored Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more

Visitor drop affects Tourism

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P Kimberley region The Australian Bureau of statistics reported visitors to the Pilbara and Kimberely region have dropped from 64,360 to 59,800 in the March quarter 2011.New figures show a seven per cent decrease in visitors to the North West of Australia, however occupancy was steady at 49 per cent, ranging from 36 per cent in Broome to 60 per cent in Port Hedland.Kimberely Wild, tour operator James Weeding said he has noticed a decrease in tourism to Broom over several years.“Broome is an expensive destination, so it’s always tough when people are looking at where they’re spending their dollars,” Mr Weeding said.“Places like Bali and other overseas destinations are very attractive at the moment,” He added.Tourism Council chief executive Evan Hall said leisure tourism was not performing well in the area and suggested a calendar of cultural and sporting events would increase visitors of the region.Mr Hall said finding a room in Perth has become increasingly difficult and wants planning policies to help add an additional 300 rooms a year. “ABS figures indicate room availability during the quarter fell from 5836 to 5802 which is a concern,” Mr Hall said.last_img read more

Tahiti Tourisme reveals new Stars of Global Destination campaign

first_imgTahiti Tourisme reveals new Stars of Global Destination campaignToday Tahiti Tourisme revealed the cast of real-life travelers who will star in its next digital video series promoting The Islands of Tahiti to audiences around the world.The new stars, a family from England and two couples from Brazil and the U.S., were selected from a global casting call that attracted more than 400 auditions from people around the world on social media.The lucky travelers will fly to The Islands of Tahiti in June, courtesy of Air Tahiti Nui, for an incredible experience ranging from “getting away from it all” in secluded luxury to “being a part of it all” in the vibrant Tahitian culture and adventure.Activities will also highlight Tahitians’ belief in “Mana,” the spiritual life force that connects all things.  Mana is at the heart of Tahiti Tourisme’s global brand “Embraced By Mana” and its current video series starring real couples, “Two Stories/One Mana.”“We’ve been casting real-life couples and families because we want people to relate to the authentic experiences of real travelers and be able to picture themselves finding their own Mana in The Islands of Tahiti,” said Tahiti Tourisme CEO Paul Sloan.The stars’ travels this summer will be featured in a new video series set for release in 2018.Meet the CastThe Gobbet FamilyOriginally from Zimbabwe, Derek and Debbie now live in England with their children, Sean and Kyla, and work together as professional photographers.  They love a good adventure and exploring off the beaten track. “We have never had the opportunity to travel anywhere as fabulously extraordinary as The Islands of Tahiti – this is truly a dream destination for us!”Stefania and HelderStefania, a crime scene investigator in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Helder, an offshore oil drilling professional, both love the ocean. They’ve snorkeled since they were kids and recently learned to scuba dive. “We are incurable water addicts. We frequently choose seaside destinations, but we’ve never been to The Islands of Tahiti before!”Erin and EvanErin and Evan are newlyweds in Southern California who love getting out of their comfort zones.  As an ocean lifeguard, Evan is at home on the water, while Erin, a career blogger, is more of a land adventurer.  “We have talked many times about one day traveling to The Islands of Tahiti… it’s at the top of our list, but we’ve never been able to make it happen!”Global CampaignTahiti Tourisme introduced the global brand campaign “Embraced By Mana” in 2016 to reset expectations for The Islands of Tahiti experience and increase the destination’s share of global tourism to the South Pacific.The campaign also includes digital and print ads in the U.S., Canada, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K, Korea, Japan, China, Spain, Germany, Belgium, South America and Brazil. Tahiti TourismeSource = Tahiti Tourismelast_img read more

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first_img by Jill Lawless, The Associated Press Posted Mar 27, 2018 1:22 pm PDT Last Updated Mar 27, 2018 at 3:41 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this file photo dated Nov. 27, 2017, showing Harvey Weinstein’s former assistant Zelda Perkins during a media event in London. During an interview with The Associated Press Tuesday March 27, 2018, Perkins said she tried to stop Weinstein abusing women two decades ago, making him sign a legal agreement that required him to seek therapy and mend his ways. (Ian West/PA via AP) LONDON – Harvey Weinstein’s former assistant says she tried to stop him abusing women two decades ago, making him sign a legal agreement that required him to seek therapy and mend his ways.Zelda Perkins quit Weinstein’s film company in 1998, along with a colleague who accused the movie mogul of trying to rape her.As part of a settlement, Perkins signed a non-disclosure agreement. It kept her silent, but also committed Weinstein to attend therapy for three years. And it required the company to spill the beans to its then-owner, the Walt Disney Co., or to fire Weinstein if he made any more payouts over alleged wrongdoing.Perkins said her hope was to “create protection for people in the future.”Under the terms of the agreement, Perkins chose the therapist Weinstein was to consult. She doesn’t know whether he ever went to the sessions.“I have no idea if any of the obligations were upheld,” Perkins told The Associated Press on Tuesday.She said that a year after she left the company she ran into Weinstein at the Cannes Film Festival, and “he told me that everything I had done was pointless.”Perkins is due to testify Wednesday before the British Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee, which is investigating sexual harassment and the use of non-disclosure agreements, or NDAs. Conservative lawmaker Maria Miller, who chairs the committee, says there are concerns the gag orders might be used to “mask the scale of this problem.”NDAs are common in the corporate world, but Perkins says her experience shows they can be used to let perpetrators get away with wrongdoing while silencing their victims.The agreement Perkins signed kept her quiet about Weinstein’s behaviour for almost 20 years. He continued to be one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers until last fall, when women — including Hollywood stars — publicly accused him of groping, exposing himself to them or forcing them into unwanted sex.Weinstein has since been fired by the company he co-founded and expelled by Hollywood’s film academy. Police in the U.S. and Britain are investigating multiple claims of sexual assault.Weinstein denies all allegations of nonconsensual sex.Perkins was in her early 20s and says he had barely heard of Weinstein when she began working for his then-company, Miramax, in London. She says he was a challenging employer.“Everybody knew that he had a roving eye and he pushed it with women,” she said. He also had a fearsome temper, and didn’t respect usual office boundaries, sometimes walking around naked or in his underwear.“I was 22 and I was like, ‘OK, this is what it must be like in the big league,’” Perkins said. “This guy is really important — he doesn’t have time to wear his trousers.”Perkins says she wasn’t aware of any allegations of sexual assault until a younger colleague came to her in distress during the 1998 Venice Film Festival and said Weinstein had tried to rape her. The pair flew back to England and went to lawyers, “with the presumption that we were going to prosecute him in court.”Told they could not prosecute in England because the alleged crime took place in Italy, the two women ended up negotiating an agreement that saw each receive 125,000 pounds (now $177,000).While Perkins managed to get the agreement to impose conditions on Weinstein, she said the negotiating process “was humiliating and degrading. I was made to feel like I was in the wrong for trying to expose his behaviour.”She was told she would be held responsible if her family or friends disclosed details of Weinstein’s behaviour. She couldn’t see a therapist unless the therapist also signed a non-disclosure agreement. Perkins was not even allowed to have a copy of the agreement she had signed.Perkins said the experience left her “trapped in a vortex of fear.”After a couple of job interviews in Britain where people “presumed that I’d been his girlfriend,” Perkins she left Britain for several years. She now works as a theatre producer in the U.K.“I think I’m only just beginning to realize what it stole from me,” Perkins said of her experience with Weinstein — and his lawyers. “It stole my belief and my confidence in myself and in society.”She plans to urge the British lawmakers to tighten up rules so that NDAs can’t be used to silence reporting of crime.Perkins says the Me Too and Time’s Up movements against harassment and inequality which have erupted in the wake of the Weinstein revelations have made her feel “hugely liberated.”“It’s given me a faith back in society, and huge motivation to actually join in society and do something about it,” she said.“The fact that Harvey was the beginning of this snowball, to me, is just completely thrilling.”___Follow Jill Lawless on Twitter at Ex-Weinstein assistant says she tried to stop him in 1998last_img read more

May 28 2014From May 23rd through May 25th Arcosa

first_imgMay 28, 2014From May 23rd through May 25th, Arcosanti had the privilege of hosting the first iteration of brand-new musical event called FORM: “An artist-curated platform imagined by Hundred Waters & Family, FORM brings together artists of all mediums to create and perform together at inspiring events and locations around the globe.”[members of ‘Hundred Waters’ at Arcosanti Morning meeting, photo by Sue Kirsch, all text by Kate Bemesderfer]What had started out as an idea to play a small concert for friends, family and residents soon became a 3-day weekend celebrating the May 27th release of Hundred Waters new album, “The Moon Rang Like a Bell,” inspired partially by the band’s previous stays at Arcosanti.[‘How to Dress Well’ afternoon warm-up, photo by Sue Kirsch] Drummer Zach Tetrault was the driving force behind the dynamic festival, and used the words of Paolo Soleri (featured on shirts that were given away to all attendees) as its foundation: “To survive, we must develop more knowledge, more tolerance, more wisdom, and become aware of what we call love or compassion.”[photo by Sue Kirsch]Rather than sell tickets, the event was free to attend, but required an application. Hundred Waters hand-picked their audience from the applicants, who were asked such questions as, “What inspires you?” and “Why do you want to come?” [photo by Conrad Strano-Macanany]Ultimately, over a hundred people camped in the Minds Gardens and over a hundred more came to be part of the occasion, which included live music, delicious food from Pho King, a Sunday afternoon pool party, and artist installations: Arjan Miranda’s “Infinity Forever” dodecahedral sound booth, Milagros Collective’s Spirit Sticks and Owen Fritts’ geodesic dome. [Milagro art project, photo by Conrad Strano-Macanany] Mainstage performers and DJs included Julie Byrne, Suno Deko, How to Dress Well, Alvin Risk, ESKMO, Majical Cloudz Kodak to Graph, and, of course, Hundred Waters.[Pho King, photo by Sue Kirsch][terrific DJ E.B. Sollis, photo by Sue Kirsch]Produced by OWSLA (the band’s label) and Family Artists (their management company), FORM:Arcosanti brought together an international group of musicians with Arcosanti residents and guests from Seattle to LA, Denver to Dallas, New Oreans to New York, most of whom had never been to Arcosanti before, and some of whom had never even been to Arizona before.  We hope to see all of you–artists and attendees–again soon![‘Hundred Waters’, photo by Sue Kirsch]last_img read more