Sport Relief has revealed new details about this year’s campaign, including that a very special Only Fools and Horses sketch will feature one of the show’s biggest fans – David Beckham.Back together for the first time in over 10 years, Del Boy (David Jason) and Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) will be reunited for an unmissable sketch that will be shown as part of a star-studded night of Sport Relief TV on Friday 21st March.This year’s Sport Relief is more ambitious than ever as, for the first time, the public can make every mile count by choosing to run, swim or cycle at the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games across one weekend from 21st – 23rd March 2014.It’s already warming up to be an epic weekend with events taking place in over a thousand locations around the country and at the magnificent Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Those lucky enough to get a place, and follow in the footsteps of their Olympic and Paralympic heroes, will be one of the first to experience the Park in all its glory as it fully reopens, with events and entertainment taking place over the fun-filled weekend.A host of celebrities are joining in the fun and games including Little Mix, who are recording the Sport Relief single ‘Word Up’. The band is encouraging the public to get involved and has just returned from a moving trip to Liberia to see how Sport Relief cash helps change lives.Leigh-Anne Pinnock, from Little Mix, said: “We just got back from Liberia where we visited a project that’s been helped with money raised for Sport Relief. It was shocking to see how tough people’s lives are in the slums there, but knowing how the money raised really does help change lives was inspiring and that’s why I hope everyone gets involved, signs up to the Games and does their bit this year.”Daring Davina McCall has pledged to go the extra mile in the BT Sport Relief Challenge: Davina – Beyond Breaking Point. She will travel across the UK, all under her own steam – and all in the name of Sport Relief. By running, swimming and cycling for seven solid days, Davina will hit the streets – and waters – of the UK in a bid to raise as much cash as she can and inspire the great British public to take on their own challenges, sporty or not!February will see the launch of a brand new show for Sport Relief 2014, Sport Relief’s Top Dog, on BBC Two. Celebrity team captains and members of the public will all put their best paw forward as pet pooches and their owners compete to be crowned top dog.On Friday 21st March the BBC will treat the nation to a super special night of Sport Relief TV, with presenters including Gary Lineker, Gaby Logan, Claudia Winkleman, Jack Whitehall, Clare Balding amongst others, hosting a star-studded show full of celebrity performances, comedy sketches, highlights from this year’s challenges and films about the incredible work Sport Relief supports. Del Boy and Rodney will also be back on TV screens after 10 years with a special Only Fools and Horses Sport Relief sketch. Strictly host, Tess Daly, will reveal the judges’ favourite partnership from Sport Relief Does Strictly, where four Paralympians and their professional dance partners, will have taken on a group dance challenge, hoping to impress the judges and take home the Sport Relief glitter ball trophy on the night.On Sunday 23rd March BBC One will host the Sport Relief Games Show, with Alex Jones and Matt Baker, live from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The show will bring all the highlights as the great British public are joined by numerous famous faces as they make every mile count by taking part on foot, bike or in water throughout the day.To help motivate the nation there are a whole host of famous faces from the world of entertainment and sport taking part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games up and down the country and across the weekend including Denise van Outen, Ricky Hatton, Danielle O’Hara, Ben Fogle and Gaby Roslin among many others. There are accessible and challenging events for everyone to sign-up and get involved at www.sportrelief.com.Money raised from Sport Relief will be spent helping some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and around the world.
The Duke of Cambridge was joined by a host of stars from screen and fashion to celebrate one of the world’s leading cancer-specialist hospitals this week.The Duke of Cambridge meets Emma Watson and Kate MossCredit/Copyright: DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.orgSherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame and Hollywood actresses Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter were guests at Windsor Castle for the night honouring the Royal Marsden.Supermodels Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne were also invited to the black-tie do along with designer Ralph Lauren, who has made a generous donation to help fund a new breast cancer research centre which has been named in his honour.The fashion guru’s support went further as he dressed many of the stars attending the dinner hosted by The Duke, who is the hospital’s President.The Royal Marsden was founded as the Free Cancer Hospital in 1851 by Dr William Marsden, and was the first hospital in the world dedicated to cancer treatment and research into the causes of cancer.Bonham Carter said events like the dinner were needed to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer.She said: “It requires a huge amount of money to come up with a cure for cancer.“We now live in times when it doesn’t mean death, a lot of people are living with the disease. It’s very different from when I was a child, the C word was taboo. Hopefully, for my children, it will be a thing of the past.”Cumberbatch described The Duke as a “stand up” guy.After speaking to The Duke, he said: “I’m here tonight to show my support, I’ve done work for various cancer trusts and charities but for the Marsden, it’s the first thing I’ve done for them.”The actor went on to praise the financial support the Royal Marsden has received from Ralph Lauren.Stars from popular period drama Downton Abbey – Laura Carmichael and Allen Leech – were among the guests, as was Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner.The Duke became the Royal Marsden’s president in 2007, following in the footsteps of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, who held the same position.In a speech delivered in Windsor Castle’s St George’s Hall, The Duke told his guests: “I am exceptionally proud to be President of the Royal Marsden, an incredible hospital and a world-class cancer centre carrying out ground-breaking work, influencing the treatment of cancer both nationally and internationally.“I have experienced this brilliant work first hand during several visits to the Royal Marsden. Only last year, I visited the Chelsea hospital and saw for myself some of the complex and pioneering surgery that takes place on a daily basis.“The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity is a crucial part of the life-saving work of the hospital. It is the charity that helps to provide the best state-of-the-art facilities for modern cancer care.“These include the theatre suite and Critical Care Unit in Chelsea, the surgical da Vinci robot, the latest radiotherapy machine CyberKnife, and the inspiring Oak Centre for Children and Young People.“It is the support of the charity which enables the Royal Marsden to give patients throughout the United Kingdom the very best cancer care available anywhere in the world.”The Duke has had a long association with the hospital, spending two days’ work experience at the institution’s children’s unit in December 2005. He helped out in various departments, including medical research, catering and fundraising, and toured a number of the wards.Last November The Duke visited the hospital’s site in Chelsea, west London, where he viewed sections of a breast reconstruction procedure and the removal of a bladder tumour involving two patients.Source:DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.org
He is being questioned over an alleged plot to assassinate the President and other VVIPs. (Colombo Gazette) Former Police Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Nalaka de Silva was questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) again today.He was questioned for two consecutive days last week as well.
In a message read by one of his special advisers, Mohamed Sahnoun, to the meeting in Kampala, Uganda, Mr. Annan said the progress in peace building in Sudan “paves the way for a successful completion of talks on many other matters, including power- and wealth-sharing.””With the adoption on 10 October of a presidential statement by the Security Council, the United Nations now has the mandate and responsibility to start preparatory work in search of a peace agreement,” he said. The UN would also do its utmost to gather maximum international support for the implementation of a future peace accord, he added.By contrast, since the signing of Somalia’s Eldoret Declaration, saying opposing parties would stop fighting, “serious hostilities have hindered the delivery of essential humanitarian and development assistance,” Mr. Annan said.”I urge Somali leaders to honour their commitment to ensuring the delivery of such assistance, as well as the safety of international and national aid workers.”IGAD’s members are Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, and Sudan. They were meeting today and tomorrow in Kampala, Uganda.”The (UN) Security Council is deeply concerned about the (Sudan’s) persistent cycle of violence and the continued flow of weapons and ammunition supplies and has called on all States and other actors to comply scrupulously with the arms embargo. It has also decided to re-establish the Panel of Experts to further investigate violations of the arms embargo,” Mr. Annan said.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Industry Minister James Moore has turned down the sale of 83 wireless spectrum licences by NextWave to a joint venture between Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) and Bell Canada (TSX:BCE).The joint venture, Inukshuk Wireless, was formed to build and manage a Canada-wide wireless broadband network.Moore said the proposed licence transfer would have led to unacceptable levels of concentration of spectrum in the hands of incumbent carriers.“We will not approve any spectrum transfer request that results in excessive spectrum concentration for Canada’s largest wireless companies, which negatively affects competition in the telecommunications sector,” Moore said in a statement.Bell said it had planned on using the NextWave spectrum as part of its long-range LTE rollout in rural and remote areas.“We’ll adjust and foresee no impact on Bell’s overall LTE expansion program,” Bell spokesman Jacqueline Michelis said in an email.“We acquired significant 700 MHz spectrum in the recent auction that we look forward to employing for rural buildouts.”Rogers said the decision doesn’t affect its plans to roll out 4G LTE to more customers in areas across the country.“We’ll deploy our two contiguous blocks of 700MHz spectrum to provide faster speeds, improved quality and capacity and enhance network coverage in both rural and urban areas,” said Rogers spokesman Patricia Trott.The NextWave licences are part of the Wireless Communications Services band of the wireless spectrum which is commonly used for mobile voice and data services, including cell phone, text messaging and data.The government estimated that if Inukshuk had been allowed to acquire the spectrum that Bell and Rogers, through the joint venture, would have increased their combined WCS spectrum holdings to 77 per cent from 29 per cent.Earlier this month, the 2014 federal budget anounced $325-million in funding to extend Internet service to more rural areas of Canada. by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 27, 2014 8:30 am MDT Ottawa blocks sale of NextWave spectrum licences to Bell-Rogers joint venture
Sears Canada widens Q2 loss to $21.3 million, same store sales drop 6.8 per cent by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 20, 2014 5:36 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Sears Canada Inc. (TSX: SCC) lost $21.3 million in its latest quarter as it was hit by severance and impairment charges and an unseasonably cool spring that hurt sales.The struggling retailer said Wednesday the loss amounted to 21 cents per share, in the second quarter, compared to a profit of $152.8 million, or $1.50 per share, in the same period last year when its results were boosted by early lease terminations.Revenue for the 13-week period ended Aug. 2 totalled $845.8 million compared to $960.1 million year-over-year.The drop came as same-store sales, a key measure in retail, dropped 6.8 per cent, which the company attributed partly to the unseasonably weather that it said deterred customers.“We took aggressive markdowns to clear aged inventory and surplus spring merchandise, and ended the quarter with 20 per cent less spring/summer inventory than last year,” said Sears president and CEO Douglas Campbell in a release.“This puts us in an improved inventory quality position heading into the fall season, allowing us to devote more of our selling floor space to seasonally relevant items as we move forward.”Campbell also noted that the company cut costs by 13.3 per cent in the quarter compared with a year ago after excluding restructuring and other one-time items.Sears Canada has struggled in the face of stiff competition from Hudson’s Bay Co. and Walmart and worked to restructure its operations to survive.With many shoppers looking for high-end luxury brands or super cheap deals, Sears has been caught in the middle with its focus on middle-class families.The company announced earlier this year a plan to cut 2,200 jobs on top of thousands more it eliminated last year.The company has also sold leases in some of its highest profile locations including the Toronto Eaton Centre as part of a move to reduce costs.Earlier this month, Sears said it will receive $27.7 million from the sale of its 20 per cent stake in the Kildonan Place shopping centre in Winnipeg.The move is part of a sale of the property with partner Ivanhoe Cambridge, which owns the remaining 80 per cent of the interest.
ESPN announced Sunday that the live College GameDay broadcast will be returning to Ohio State for Saturday’s game against Penn State. Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and friends will be on campus to discuss the national college football landscape, as well as the clash between border-state rivals Ohio State and Penn State. The 3:30 p.m. contest will feature a refreshed Buckeye (8-1, 4-1 Big Ten) team coming off a bye week and the Nittany Lions (6-3, 3-2), who managed a 35-21 comeback win over Northwestern on Saturday. The victory was the 400th for coach Joe Paterno. College GameDay, which airs on ESPNU at 9 a.m. and switches to ESPN at 10 a.m., last visited Columbus on Sept. 13, 2009, for the Buckeyes’ 18-15 loss to the USC Trojans. College GameDay also broadcast from Camp Randall Stadium on Oct. 16 when the Buckeyes lost at Wisconsin, 31-18.
Coach with whom Tunisian National team wrote the best chapter of the history, Sead Hasanefendic is on the way to take again the challenge with the biggest African handball force. Tunisia won fourth place at World Championship 2005 with Hasanefendic at the bench. In the mintime, experienced coach worked as Serbian headcoach, but his better part of career was with VfL Gummersbach. His last team was GVW Minden in the last three months of previous season…Ex-Tunisian coach, Alain Portes is new head-coach of French female NT. handball coachSead HasanefendicTunisiatunisian handball ← Previous Story Jakov Gojun to PSG! Next Story → Hungary has the best youth beach handball!
RIM took some heat when reviewers first got their mitts on the PlayBook for the company’s unexpected decision about built-in apps. The PlayBook has no calendar, no email client, and no address book apps. Instead, those are served from a connected BlackBerry smartphone using the BlackBerry Bridge app. Even more curious was the complete lack of a BlackBerry Messenger app. BBM is, after all, one of the most popular apps available for RIM devices, and it’s a huge reason new users buy its phones. Yet the PlayBook and Bridge both arrived with no BBM on board.With the arrival of an update BlackBerry Bridge app today, however, that’s all changed. Users will now find a BBM icon available in the PlayBook’s BlackBerry Bridge apps group — fire it up and your phone serves up the goods. The interface looks pretty much how you’d expect it to if you’ve seen the Messages app, and it looks good in both portrait and landscape mode. Just as you can on your phone, you can chat with individuals or groups. Files can be attached from your PlayBook’s internal storage or from your connected phone, though I’d like to see an option to use the camera in-app for quick snapshots.While I’m glad to finally have access to BBM on my PlayBook, it’s in need of some tweaking. The attachments screens, for example, load a bit sluggishly at times and it can be difficult to hide the on-screen keyboard if you accidentally call it up. There’s also no action assigned to swiping down from the PlayBook’s top edge, and it would be nice if something happened — perhaps displaying the contacts-only view which appears when you first launch BBM.It’s a good start, however, and with RIM’s announcement that software updates for the PlayBook will be arriving every couple of weeks, there’s every reason to suspect the BBM experience will improve very rapidly.bbm-playbookbbm-playbookbbm1bbm2bbm3
Those who choose iOS over Android tend to appreciate the streamlined simplicity of Apple’s operating system. However, in order to keep things pared down to the polished essentials, Apple says ‘no’ to many features that might get the green light in Android. If you’re an iOS user who is interested in an Android-like autocorrect bar or Ice Cream Sandwich-style panoramic photos, you can enable them right now–without a jailbreak.This isn’t due to some new flexibility and customizability of the Tim Cook era. These are actually features that Apple was (or is) testing at some point, and are hidden in iOS 5. A hacker named Sonny Dickson stumbled upon them, and discovered that they can be activated with a couple of added plist entries.One would typically need a jailbreak to activate such features, but a clever workaround allows any iOS device to add the hidden tools. This is made possible by a program called iBackupBot that lets you rip apart iTunes backup files, edit them, recompile them, and restore to your device.PanoramaPanoramic photos are easily the more desirable of the two tweaks. It works, it has a simple display, and it looks like it has potential to be officially added to iOS later on.It works by following an HUD, which instructs you to keep an arrow on a line while panning from left to right. If you want the visual guidance, you will want to take the picture with the phone held straight up, at a 90° angle to the ground.As you can see below, even an imperfect execution can lead to an impressive result:Autocorrect BarAs for the autocorrect feature, it adds a suggestion bar like the one found on many Android keyboards. While typing a word, several suggestions will fill the bar. You can then select one of the boxes to save a few taps:I wish this hidden iOS feature worked as well as it does on Android, but it doesn’t. The problem is that it forces you to pick one of the suggestions, no matter what they are. If you’re typing a word that isn’t among the recommendations, you’re out of luck.This is obviously a feature that was nowhere near ready for official inclusion in iOS. Several people have pointed out that this is a feature that is activated by default on Japanese iOS 5 keyboards, so it’s possible that it was never meant for English language use.How to enable1. To enable one or both of these features, you will first need to download the aforementioned iBackupBot. It is available for both Windows and Mac.2. Once installing the app, go ahead and backup your iOS device in iTunes.3. Now open iBackupBot, and locate the backup you just made:4a. For the panoramic photos, locate the file Library/Preferences/com.apple.mobileslideshow.plist from the right pane, and double-click to open it.Unless you have purchased the software, click cancel to dismiss the registration pop-up.Now add the following lines into the code:
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Bank of Sydney has appointed Julie Elliott as their new CEO. Ms Elliott, who has twenty-five years experience in two of Australia’s leading banking institutions and experience in customer service, will help lead the bank into its next phase. “The Bank of Sydney is delighted to announce the appointment of Julie Elliott to the role of CEO, as we expand our market with a new identity, new products and towards a new direction,” stated Nicholas Pappas, president of the Bank of Sydney. “Julie assumes the leadership with the aim to fulfil the ambitious strategic development of the Bank of Sydney, with the ultimate aim to become the leading bank in Australia,” said Mr Pappas. Ms Elliot will commence her role as CEO as of 3 June 2013.
Argentine : télécharger gratuitement en payant ses impôtsComment inciter les Argentins à payer leurs impôts tout en faisant la promotion de la légalité et des artistes locaux ? La tâche paraît plus ardue qu’elle ne l’est en réalité. Désormais, les Argentins pourront télécharger certains morceaux de musique gratuitement…s’ils payent leurs impôts. Martin Di Bella, responsable de l’Agence de Recouvrement de la province de Buenos Aires (ARBA) s’est associé à Damian Amato, président de Sony Music Argentina, pour créer le programme ArbaTracks. Il permettra aux Argentins de télécharger gratuitement 90 titres musicaux sur Internet, s’ils payent leurs impôts dans les temps.À lire aussiAbeille, Mark Zuckerberg et cancer, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 13 avrilL’objectif est de changer leurs habitudes vis-à-vis des impôts, tout en mettant l’accent sur le téléchargement légal. “Ce programme aide à la promotion de la musique argentine, puisqu’il s’agit de chansons d’artistes locaux, et met en valeur ceux qui sont en règle, encourageant ainsi la lutte contre la piraterie”, rappelle Martin Di Bella. Pour Sony, c’est l’occasion rêvée de profiter d’un petit peu de publicité… L’opération lui est plus que bénéfique puisqu’elle met en avant ses labels et ses artistes. “C’est un projet fantastique, qui crée un cercle vertueux, permettant d’inciter un changement de comportement vis-à-vis du fisc, de lutter contre la piraterie et de récompenser les bons contribuables” a déclaré Damian Amato.Les titres téléchargeables sont tous d’auteurs argentins et regroupe des chanteurs et groupes connus comme Fito Paez ou Mercedes Sosa, Vicentico et Divididos. Cela s’intègre parfaitement dans la volonté de l’Argentine de se recentrer sur ses produits. En effet, depuis quelques temps, de sévères taxes sont imposées sur certaines importations étrangères.Ce programme concernera pendant six mois, la province de Buenos Aires, l’équivalent de 15,2 millions d’habitants, soit un tiers de la population argentine. De quoi remporter un franc succès! Le 12 janvier 2012 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambert
Le naufrage du Titanic, indirectement provoqué par la Lune et le Soleil ?Publiant son étude dans la revue Sky & Telescope, un chercheur américain suggère qu’une conjonction rare de facteurs astronomiques, en janvier 1912, aurait provoqué une marée exceptionnelle, amenant des icebergs à dériver, trois mois plus tard, sur la route du Titanic.14 avril 1912 : le paquebot Titanic coule, faisant 1.500 victimes, après avoir heurté un iceberg. La présence de cette montagne de glace sur une voie maritime située bien au sud des régions où on les trouve habituellement s’explique, si l’on se donne la peine de remonter de quelques mois dans le temps, selon le professeur Donald Olson, de l’Université d’État du Texas, qui a tenté de reconstitué les faits.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?D’après lui, le 3 janvier 1912, la Terre se trouvait au point de son orbite le plus proche du Soleil. Le lendemain, 4 Janvier, la Lune, à son tour, atteignait un point situé à une grande ‘proximité’ de la Terre, un phénomène qui se produit tous les 1.400 ans. Cette configuration cosmique exceptionnelle, augmentant les attractions gravitationnelles de ces astres, aurait provoqué une grande marée suffisamment puissante pour faire lentement dériver des icebergs des côtes de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador vers le sud.Trois mois plus tard, en avril, l’un de ces icebergs, amené par ces courants inhabituels, aurait alors croisé le trajet du malheureux navire. “Nous ne prétendons pas savoir exactement où l’iceberg du Titanic se trouvait en Janvier 1912 – personne ne peut savoir cela – mais c’est un scénario plausible, scientifiquement raisonnable”, conclut le Pr Olson cité par le Telegraph.Le 7 mars 2012 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambert
2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 10 Photos 12 Photos More From Roadshow Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 69 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck null 0 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families Share your voice Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff 81 Photos Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Tags 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle The Suzuki Jimny is so fresh and so green, green 26 Photos 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 4 Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 71 Photos Enlarge ImageWe’ve never seen a more ‘roided-out-looking little SUV, and we want it, badly. Wald Toward the end of 2018, while the world was caught up in the magnificence of the new Suzuki Jimny, a tuning company called Wald released some renders of its ultimate version of Suzuki’s pint-size off-roader. The internet freaked out, and then things went quiet.Until now, that is, because Wald actually went and built its Jimny Black Bison, and the results are even better than we thought they’d be. The first part of Wald’s mission to transform the Jimny seems to have been to take all possible traces of cuteness and throw them in the dumpster, because the Black Bison is mean-looking.With a face that reads more Mercedes G-Wagen than anything and enough LED lighting to signal a passing spacecraft, the Black Bison almost doesn’t register as the little Jimny on which it’s based at all. Wald doesn’t stop at the front though, because it also adds little roof spoilers or winglets to the rear and massive fender flares at all four corners. The flares are there to cover the larger and more aggressive tires. Our favorite exterior change is the addition of hood-mounted turn signals, just like on the Mercedes G-Wagen.Wald will likely offer these components for purchase individually or as a kit, but has yet to announce pricing for any of it. Despite that, if the Black Bison is the first serious effort at customizing the new Jimny, then we’re very excited to see what the rest of the aftermarket comes up with. 25 Photos Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio. Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. Tags 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. Car Culture SUVs 52 Photos More From Roadshow 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado Share your voice 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. Suzuki,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Suzuki 18 Photos 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 68 Photos 49 Photos Comments 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Car Industry General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org) —Japanese research center RIKEN has opened an investigation, Nature is reporting, related to reports of anomalies with images published in the same journal as part of a paper on a revolutionary approach to generating stem cells. New simple way to reset cells could be transplant “game changer” Explore further Journal information: Nature © 2014 Phys.org The paper, titled “Stimulus-triggered fate conversion of somatic cells into pluripotency” described an acid-bath approach the team used to generate the type of stem cells that can grow into any body part. The approach was so much simpler than current methods that it created quite a stir in biology labs across the world. Soon after publication of the paper last month, however, comments began appearing on science blogs noting what appeared to be anomalies or inconsistencies with some of the images that were published along with the paper. Some suggested that one image had been spliced, others that parts of a placenta shown in one image may have been reused in another. As questions about the images used in the paper have grown, it appears that RIKEN, the institute where lead author and researcher Haruko Obokata works, has decided to look a little deeper to find out what is going on.Complicating the issue is that several research organizations have reported that they have thus far been unable to reproduce the results claimed by Obokata et al, though all have acknowledged publicly that they have not used the same types of cells in their experiments and that while the procedure sounds relatively straight forward, it’s actually very difficult to carry out.Problems with images in a research paper don’t necessarily mean there are problems with the research, as other posters have noted. It could be simple communication problems between writers and/or the publisher. One of the authors listed on the paper, Charles Vacanti, told Nature that he believes the image problems are due to a mix-up of some sort during the publication process—he’s requested a correction.For its part, Nature, in posting an announcement about the move by RIKEN, appears to be taking the wait and see approach—they note that the image inconsistencies appear to cast doubt on the paper as a whole, but refrain from commenting on its own vetting process as it applied to the paper it published. Obokata has not responded to queries from Nature or anyone else, though she and her team are reportedly working to uncover the source of the problem with the images and will be publishing a reply in Nature at some point. Citation: Image anomalies cast shadow on acid-bath stem-cell study (2014, February 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-02-image-anomalies-shadow-acid-bath-stem-cell.html Stress-treated lymphocytes expressed pluripotency marker Oct4. Right: STAP cells. Credit: Haruko Obokata
Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | December 06, 2010 Expert Panel Addresses Safety in Medical Imaging Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Brink, M.D., professor and chairman of the department of diagnostic radiology at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., and co-chairman of the joint Adult Radiation Protection Task Force; William R. Hendee, Ph.D., professor of radiology, radiation oncology, biophysics and bioethics at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee; and Christoph Wald, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice-chairman of the department of radiology at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass., and associate professor of radiology at Tufts University Medical School in Boston. The panel was moderated by Mary C. Mahoney, M.D., professor of radiology and director of breast imaging at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and chair of the RSNA Public Information Committee.“Medical imaging examinations are an invaluable, but complex, set of tools in the diagnosis and treatment of patients,” Mahoney said. “With this panel, we hope to address recent concerns about imaging, clear up some misconceptions regarding risk, and inform the public about what’s being done to ensure their safety when undergoing medical imaging exams.”The growth in medical imaging over the past two decades has yielded important and life-saving benefits to patients. It has allowed millions to avoid more invasive diagnostic and treatment procedures. However, overutilization can be detrimental to patients by exposing them to unnecessary radiation. Between 1980 and 2006, the annual U.S. population radiation dose from medical procedures increased seven-fold, according to the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.“Imaging procedures conducted for the wrong reasons contribute to unnecessary costs and radiation exposure to patients,” Hendee said. “Radiology is working to reduce unnecessary procedures, but some of the causes of overutilization are beyond radiology’s influence.”Recent reports have drawn attention to the ionizing radiation associated with some imaging procedures, most notably computed tomography (CT). There is general agreement in the radiology community that certain procedures are associated with risks, which must be weighed against the benefit of the diagnostic information or treatment result. Radiologists and medical physicists continue to work together to lower radiation dose without sacrificing diagnostic quality. Efforts are also underway to better monitor patients’ cumulative radiation exposure from multiple imaging exams over time.To increase awareness of cumulative radiation dose and other radiation risks and to explore opportunities to improve patient safety through appropriate utilization, quality assurance and dose optimization, RSNA has partnered with the American College of Radiology (ACR), the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) to launch the Image Wisely initiative. The goal is to increase awareness of cumulative radiation dose and other radiation risks and to explore opportunities to improve patient safety. “Rising concerns about the radiation dose associated with medical imaging have prompted vigorous responses at many levels, but perhaps the most important response has been expanded educational activities focused on radiation dose monitoring and control,” Brink said. “Imaging professionals must pledge to reduce the radiation dose as much as reasonably achievable, to seek accreditation of imaging facilities with careful attention to radiation dose monitoring and control, and to participate in dose registries that will allow imaging practitioners to benchmark their dose levels with peer institutions.”ImageWisely.org, directed at physicians and other medical professionals, was officially launched at RSNA 2010. The web site’s patient-directed content answers common patient questions about risks and benefits of medical imaging procedures. “These web sites strive to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date information about radiation safety from expert sources to help patients and their physicians make informed decisions when considering the use of powerful imaging tests which can potentially save lives, help determine whether a therapy is working or avoid an unnecessary surgery,” Wald said.For more information: www.radiologyinfo.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Video Player is loading.Mahadevappa Mahesh discusses trends in medical physics at the 2019 AAPM meetingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:01Loaded: 4.04%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | March 16, 2012 iCAD Launches Study of Early Stage Breast Cancer Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. March 16, 2012 – iCAD Inc., an industry-leading provider of advanced image analysis, workflow solutions and radiation therapy for the early identification and treatment of cancer, announced the launch of a post-market study to assess the safety and efficacy of the company’s FDA-cleared Xoft Axxent eB system when used for single-fraction, intra-operative radiation therapy (IORT) at the time of lumpectomy for early stage breast cancer. A historical comparison will be made to the current standard of care, external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). The announcement was made during the 29th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference where iCAD is showcasing the Xoft System.“While many breast surgeons and radiation oncologists have already experienced the benefits of treating early stage breast cancer patients with a single dose of radiation during lumpectomy, external beam after lumpectomy remains the current standard of care, subjecting many patients to weeks of daily radiation treatments,” said Helena Chang, MD, PhD, University of California Los Angeles and co-principalinvestigator for the study. “This study will enable users of the Xoft System to treat patients with suitable early stage breast cancer under a standardized IORT protocol and follow long-term patient outcomes in a controlled manner.”The study, “A Safety and Efficacy Study of Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy (IORT) Using the Xoft Axxent eBx System at the Time of Breast Conservation Surgery for Early-Stage Breast Cancer,” is a prospective, multi-center, historical control trial. Researchers plan to enroll up to 1,000 patients at as many as 50 study sites across the U.S. and Europe. Study subjects will be followed for 10 years after treatment to determine the safety and efficacy of IORT with the Xoft System, and interim data will be collected on an annual basis. The studies will also assess cosmetic outcomes and quality of life for subjects treated with Xoft IORT.“We believe the results from this study will further validate existing data showing IORT to be as safe and effective as external beam radiation, positioning the Xoft System as a treatment alternative that may be delivered more conveniently while improving a patient’s quality of life,” said Ken Ferry, President and CEO of iCAD. “Compliance rates with EBRT vary widely between different populations based on proximity to care, length of treatment, and other factors. The use of Xoft’s technology significantly expands patient access to this potentially life-saving treatment. This study underscores iCAD’s continued commitment to advancing the field of cancer detection and treatment.”For more information: www.clinicaltrials.gov FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | 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 Related Content News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems 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 | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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Mortgage refinance applications increased for the second straight month in June, but a drop in home purchase activity dragged total application numbers down.Macroeconomic research company Capital Economics calculated a 0.1 percent decline in total loan application volumes throughout June following a 1.8 percent uptick in May. The company’s figures are based on weekly reports put out by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).So far this year, applications have risen in three months and fallen in the other three.Helping to temper the month-over-month decline was a 0.4 percent pickup in refinancing activity as interest rates came down. According to MBA’s metrics, the average 30-year fixed rate was 4.33 percent in June, 4 basis points lower than in May and 30 basis points down from the start of the year.Even with the latest improvement, however, Capital Economics notes refinancing applications remain down by more than half compared to last year and are 75 percent down from their late 2012 peak, when mortgage rates hovered near 3.50 percent.”The bigger picture is that refinancing will remain very low for the foreseeable future after 2012’s refinancing boom left many borrowers sitting on favourable mortgage interest rates,” wrote Paul Diggle, property economist for the firm, in a letter to clients.Applications for purchase loans—an indicator of future housing market demand—fell 1.4 percent month-to-month, putting an end to a three-month streak of increases that saw applications rise 9 percent.The last time purchase loan applications were so low was in the mid-1990s.”The weakness of mortgage applications for home purchase is the missing piece of the housing recovery,” Diggle said. “Nevertheless, the falling mortgage delinquency and foreclosure rates, the sharp drop in negative equity and the improving outlook for jobs and income growth all point to an improvement in mortgage applications over the coming months.”In its latest survey, MBA reported a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent decline in mortgage loan applications for the week ending June 27 as a 1 percent drop in purchase applications offset a 0.1 percent nudge in refinances. Capital Economics Mortgage Applications Mortgage Bankers Association Purchase Loans Refinance 2014-07-02 Tory Barringer in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Headlines, News, Origination July 2, 2014 519 Views Mortgage Apps Down 0.1% in June Share
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