Every June, students gather with excitement to cross the stage at Convocation and, just like those before them, they are anxious and optimistic about what lies ahead.The tradition — and the attached emotions — has remained the same since Brock’s first graduates celebrated their accomplishments in 1967.This year, that inaugural Brock University class will mark the 50th anniversary of its graduation during Homecoming Weekend from Sept. 15 to 17.With a name that placed him at the top of the Convocation list, John Auld (BA ’67) was the first graduate to ever cross Brock’s stage.Brock University’s first graduates, the Class of 1967, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation during Homecoming weekend in September.He’s eager to return to campus to reconnect with past friends, classmates and faculty during the September festivities.“I returned in 1968 for the first-ever Homecoming and cannot wait to see what this year brings,” he said.Auld, who went on to become a professor of consumer studies at Guelph University, has missed some Homecoming celebrations over the years, but always makes sure to return to his old stomping grounds for the University’s milestone events. He enjoyed returning to his alma mater for Brock’s 25th, 40th and 50th anniversary celebrations.Auld said his connection to Brock has remained strong over the years, with past friendships and memories made during his time on campus considered a cherished part of his life.Brock’s founding president, the late Dr. James A. Gibson, mailed Auld a Brock University hood and robe years ago.“I wore it proudly to each and every convocation I attended,” Auld said, while reflecting fondly on the gesture.The Class of ’67 has always shown immense pride and loyalty to each other and to the University.“We were all really good friends,” Auld said, adding he is saddened that many of his classmates and professors are no longer around to share in the celebrations.Just as the graduates are proud of their connection to their alma mater, Brock is equally proud to call the group of wise, inspirational and educated individuals its first graduating class.The University will recognize and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Class of ‘67 during the Alumni Recognition Reception held Saturday, Sept. 16 in Lowenberger Dining Hall. Also honoured during the event, which begins at 2 p.m., will be the 2017 Distinguished Alumna and Faculty Distinguished Graduate award winners.More information about the reception is available online.
The presenter asked: “We talk about you as being British but you were born in Hungary, Australian citizenship, and I seem to remember that the Australian High Commissioner when you won the quarter-final said ‘Great to see an Aussie win’ and we were saying ‘Great to see a Brit win’ – so what are you?” Ms Konta laughed incredulously before she replied: “I was actually born in Australia to Hungarian parents but I’ve lived here for half my life now almost and I’m a British citizen and I’m incredibly proud to represent Great Britain… I’ve represented Britain in the Olympics so I’m definitely a British athlete.”Hundreds of people on Twitter sprang to defend the tennis star, who moved to Great Britain in 2005. John Humphrys was patronising to Johanna Konta….even saying: “Are you really a Brit then?” …he could work for passport control! #r4today— Vivid Ricky (@VividRicky) July 18, 2017 One listener asked the presenter to “grow up”, writing: “Note to John Humphrys: Johanna Konta isn’t a politician. She is a tennis player that brought joy to millions during Wimbledon. Grow up.”Another suggested alternate employment for Mr Humphrys, writing: “John Humphrys was patronising to Johanna Konta….even saying: ‘Are you really a Brit then?’ …he could work for passport control!”The BBC has been contacted for comment. This is a cringeworthy interview. Johanna Konta didn’t get through but being subjected to this is beyond the pale #r4today— AliceHeywood (@22carrots) July 18, 2017 Veteran BBC presenter John Humphrys has been accused of xenophobia and sexism after an interview with British tennis star Johanna Konta. Listeners to BBC’s Today Programme on Radio 4 were incensed to hear him question Ms Konta’s British citizenship after she made it to the semi-finals of Wimbledon.The 26-year-old had to clarify that she had lived in the country for half of her life – and that she had represented Britain in the Olympics. Another fumed: “What an appalling interview with Jo Konta by John Humphrys. Very impressed with how she kept her cool and calm.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. One user wrote: “John Humphries interviewing Konta – aggressive, sexist, patronising, inaccurate and xenophobic. How is this allowed BBC?!” Well done to Johanna Konta for dealing with that nonsense from Humphrys #r4today— Adam Shaw-Mellors (@adamshawmellors) July 18, 2017
They were once happy to parade through the host cities of the World Cup, proudly displaying not only their loyalty to the team but also their own unique charms.Who can forget after all the sight of Victoria Beckham, Coleen McLoughlin and Louise Bonsall as they lit up the streets of Baden-Baden with their blend of high glamour and girl-next door, dancing on nightclub tables and holding impromptu shopping trips in front of the world’s press during Germany 2006.But today’s generation of WAGs appear to be far more shy and retiring.So much so that the FA has retained the services of Farrer & Co, the Queen’s solicitors, to safeguard the privacy of the wives and girlfriends of England’s 2018 World Cup squad.With intense focus on the on-pitch fortunes of the players a number of their partners are understood to have expressed concern at the prospect of finding themselves the subject of attention over the coming weeks.The FA is also concerned that coverage of what the players’ families are doing – either back home or in Russia – could distract the team.It comes despite Rebekah Vardy, the wife of England striker Jamie, giving interviews and explaining on social media why says she is taking the couple’s children out of school to travel to Russia to support him.She said: “I’m going initially for 12 straight days, so we’re taking the kids out of school, and I’ve got the school’s blessing to do so. I don’t have to go, but I couldn’t not go. I want to be there to support my husband.” In response to some criticism of her decision Mrs Vardy – who has previously appeared on I’m A Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here – added: “My kids have the opportunity of experiencing something amazing! It’s not a holiday on the beach. Also a tutor and homework! So in reality I’m homeschooling for 12 days… problem with that?”A number of the other WAGs also frequently appear on social media, with the likes of Megan Davison, the girlfriend of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford; defender Phil Jones’s wife Kaya and Dele Alli’s 23-year-old girlfriend Ruby Mae, a model, posting photograph of themselves along with comments about their daily lives.Many of the team’s partners appear to have stayed away from Russia, perhaps daunted not only by the huge distances involved in travelling to England’s matches, but also the poor state of relations between Putin’s regime and the west.Kaya and Phil Jones were apart for their wedding anniversary on Saturday, with Mrs Jones, who gave birth to a baby daughter last month, posting a plane emoji and heart on Twitter, saying “sending all our love to you”.Similarly, Ms Davison posted a photograph of herself on Instagram in a white spotted dress standing on an apartment balcony in Vilamoura, Portugal, as her boyfriend prepared for England’s opening match against Tunisia tomorrow.Several of the player’s partners are reluctant to discuss their relationships in public, preferring to remain out of sight, just as many of the current squad have yet to become household names compared to the superstar status of previous player such as David Beckham and Wayne Rooney.Rebecca Burnett – the 27-year old’s wife of Jordan Henderson, shies away from media attention, as do John Stones’s girlfriend Millie Savage and Fabian Delph’s wife Natalie.Russia 2018 looks likely to be an altogether more restrained affair than Germany 2006.“It’s not like Baden-Baden where we’re all going to be going out getting drunk and dancing on tables, and things like that,” said Mrs Vardy. Victoria Beckham arriving at the Brenner Park Hotel in Baden-Baden, during the 2006 World Cup in GermanyCredit:C. Uncle/FilmMagic Rebekah Vardy, wife of Jamie Vardy, arriving at Elland Road with her children to watch England v Costa Rica friendly before the start of the World Cup in RussiaCredit:Splash News Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc., a global leader in off-highway truck customisation, has introduced the Push Block for articulated and rigid-frame trucks. PHIL engineered the Push Block to integrate with the rear chassis on off-highway trucks ranging from 20 to 400 tons. The optimal positioning of the Push Block allows operators a safe and engineered “push point” to dislodge trucks from areas with poor ground conditions without damaging the truck body or pushing equipment.“Contractors on large jobsites, from road construction projects to dam building sites, traverse sticky, muddy ground that can cause trucks to become stuck,” said Josh Swank, PHIL Vice President of Sales. “Prior to the development of the Push Block, support equipment, such as a dozer, pushed directly on the truck body to move it to dryer ground where it could regain traction. This type of pushing on the truck can damage the tyres, hinge and even the body since there’s no component of a truck designed to take this type of pin-point pressure.”The Push Block provides a stable assembly that transfers rear pushing force directly to the truck’s frame, preventing damage. By transferring the pushing and pulling forces through the Push Block to the truck frame, operations prevent damage, downtime and the associated costs without affecting the loading process or payload. Without the Push Block, trucks can experience body damage that impacts material flow or tailgate damage of as much as $15,000. An integrated hook also allows the Push Block to be used for pulling a disabled or stuck off-highway truck.PHIL designed the articulating Push Block for simplicity and durability. The Push Block pivots downward for unobstructed dumping, and is made of high-strength, abrasive-resistant Hardox 450 steel to ensure long-term stability. PHIL offers the Push Block alone or as part of a versatile, customisable package designed to enhance productivity. Incorporating a load ejector, for example, minimises carryback within the truck bed while sideboards increase carrying capacity and Autogate® Tailgates further maximise volumetric capacity and reduce carryback for haul trucks working in applications with sticky materials.
Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Sunday 29 Jan 2017, 12:05 AM Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Short URL 37 Comments 10,770 Views Share Tweet Email1 By Michelle Hennessy In its correspondence, revealed by RTÉ last year, IMAC said it agreed with reports describing MMA as “pornographic, sadistic and voyeuristic to its core”.When contacted by this website, President of IMAC, Brendan Dowling, would only comment that discussions about the regulation of MMA were “ongoing”.Kavanagh said he believes MMA has been a “soft target” in recent years: “It’s a popular sport, it’s going to get you headlines.”“At least before you make up your mind, open your mind,” he urged.“If that’s not possible, if we can’t fit together and decide on a path, that will take longer for sure. I’m not sure how long, but we’ll keep chipping away.”TheJournal.ie asked spokespeople for both Minister Ross and junior sports minister Patrick O’Donovan how much MMA they had seen and whether this was pro or amateur, in gyms, live events or on a screen. Neither responded.Questioned recently in the Dáil about the topic, Ross said Sport Ireland was continuing its engagement with representatives with a view to the establishment of appropriate governance arrangements for mixed martial arts.“While I am keen that this should proceed as quickly as possible, the process is a detailed and rigorous one and it is not possible in these circumstances to determine a precise timescale for its completion.”This week TheJournal.ie spent time with former MMA fighter Paddy Holohan at SBG Tallaght, where children as young as 7 are taking classes. See our report tonight to find out why the young people in Tallaght are so passionate about it and read their views on the safety of the sport. Read: Minister for Sport Shane Ross vows to tackle ‘disturbing’ MMA> IN HIS LATEST statements about MMA, Minister for Sport Shane Ross said he found some parts of it “quite disturbing” and that rules should ensure there is an “absence of brutality or savagery”.“I know a lot was made of Shane Ross’ comment, but there wasn’t really anything in it that disturbed me,” John Kavanagh, coach to MMA champion Conor McGregor told TheJournal.ie this week.He and his colleagues in Irish MMA circles are, in fact, “running towards” the regulation Ross has been talking about. They, like the many politicians who have spoken out about the sport, want fighters to be safe from the amateur level right up to the top.“In theory now, anybody can run an MMA event on a Saturday night and they could run it to whatever standard they see fit.”March last year saw the establishment of the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association (IMMAA), of which Kavanagh is president. The body does not have any legal powers right now, but still “the vast majority” of active MMA clubs have signed up, he said.As a group, we’ve done things like we have an insurance policy that all clubs can avail of specific for MMA. We’re going through the process so we can do garda vetting for coaches of juniors and vulnerable adults. We want to be come a proper national governing body.“We lean on promoters to follow safety standards, which are very high – equal to that of the UFC and of professional boxing.”The problem now is that clubs and promoters are under no obligation to follow the IMMAA’s standards “and we can’t stop them from doing that”.‘Sadistic and voyeuristic’ Kavanagh has been working with Sport Ireland and is positive about the progress that has been made so far. The main question is whether regulation of MMA will come under an organisation that already exists – the Irish Martial Arts Commission (IMAC) – or whether the sport will have a separate national body.“We have an important meeting coming up in the next few weeks to decide that. If we fit in under the umbrella of IMAC which is already an established organisation for martial arts, that would be the quicker route,” he explained.He is likely to face opposition from IMAC, however, as it wrote to the Olympic Committee of Ireland last year saying that MMA is not a sport and is instead like “dog fighting”. How close is Shane Ross to regulating mixed martial arts in Ireland? Meetings over the next few weeks will determine whether the sport needs its own governing body – something that could significantly delay the process. Ross said he finds some of the scenes in MMA “quite disturbing”. http://jrnl.ie/3209662 Jan 29th 2017, 12:05 AM Ross said he finds some of the scenes in MMA “quite disturbing”. Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
L’iPhone 4 arrivera le 24 juin en FranceFrance – L’iPhone 4 sera disponible dès le 24 juin en France. En attendant, Steve Jobs a présenté hier l’appareil aux développeurs. Une opération séduction réussie.Lundi soir, Steve Jobs a comme prévu présenté le successeur de l’iPhone 3GS lors de la WWDC organisée en Californie : “Nous allons faire le plus grand bond en avant depuis le premier iPhone.” Un effet d’annonce plutôt ambitieux lorsque l’on connaît le succès dont ont déjà bénéficié les premiers iPhone.À lire aussiLe jour du dépassement, c’est quoi exactement ? L’iPhone 4 sera-t-il vraiment une révolution ? Le patron d’Apple a révélé quelles étaient les nouveautés de l’appareil disponible le 24 juin en France, et celles-ci semblent permettre d’affirmer que oui ! “Avec 9,3 millimètres d’épaisseur, c’est le smartphone le plus fin du monde. La résolution affiche 326 pixels par pouces. Un tel niveau de performance poussera l’utilisateur à ne pas pouvoir revenir en arrière.” Steve Jobs est ambitieux et énumère par la suite les autres nouveautés de son produit : “Une caméra frontale apparaît, un slot est prévu pour les cartes micro-sim et un appareil photo d’une capacité de 5 millions de pixels. Je pense que c’est bien ce que beaucoup de gens attendaient.” L’autre grande performance de l’iPhone 4 est son autonomie: 6 heures en conversation 3G et près de 300 heures en mode veille. L’appareil sera disponible au prix de 199 dollars pour le 16 Go et 299 dollars pour le 32 Go aux États-Unis. Le 8 juin 2010 à 12:17 • Emmanuel Perrin
Helen Woodward staff members and 80 rescued animals to return from Houston Tuesday RANCHO SANTA FE (KUSI) — 9/4/2017 — The Helen Woodward Animal Center is expecting 80 orphaned cats and dogs from Houston to arrive Tuesday. The non-profit, located in Rancho Sante Fe, sent a team of four veterinarian technicians to the flood-ravaged area Thursday. They spent time helping shelters, inundated with abandoned animals from Hurricane Harvey, by administering vaccinations and medications.The team will return with animals that were already in shelters, to make room for the countless others who still need to be reunited with their owners. Southwest Airlines partnered with the animal center, offering free passage for the team of vets and animals. Helen Woodward Center is also raising money for the Montgomery-County Animal Shelter in Texas, which has the bigger burden of taking in not only dogs and cats but abandoned livestock, horses, and reptiles. The flight lands in San Diego around noon. The animals will then be transported to the center around 2 p.m. The center is inviting the public to come welcome the new animals to San Diego, while also informing them how they can adopt or become foster parents. Foster parenting allows the animals to become socialized so they can find a forever home faster. There is a critical need for cat fosters parents. For more information, visit the Helen Woodward Animal Center Facebook page. 8/31/2017 — Four staff members from the Helen Woodward Animal Center boarded a plane Thursday morning bound for Texas to help rescue stranded animals. With the Houston-Hobby Airport remaining closed, the flight was Austin-bound with an SUV ready to drive the group to the Lone Star Convention Center where Montgomery County-based rescue organization – Operation Pets Alive! – had set up an emergency shop. There, 100s of orphan dogs and cats pulled from devastated Houston shelters are waiting for rescue and Helen Woodward Animal Center is ready to assist.The destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey has captured the media spotlight globally for days, depicting unimaginable loss and nightmarish scenarios few can imagine.For the staff at Helen Woodward Animal Center, however, the tales have a ring of familiarity to them. In 2012, Center staff welcomed 60 orphan dogs and cats from New Jersey (who had been stranded in underwater shelters during Hurricane Sandy), via a donated charter from Southwest. Similarly, in 2005, the Center aided with the transportation and placement of Hurricane Katrina animal victims. The impact of helping those who were unable to help themselves, orphan dogs and cats facing displacement and possible euthanasia, made its mark on all who had a hand in it.One such person is now Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Director of Operations Jennifer Shorey. In 2012, Shorey had been part of a team who had donated their services to the Helen Woodward Animal Center rescue by chaperoning the orphan pets across the country. Her work with those rescued dogs and cats played a part in her decision to begin working with Helen Woodward Animal Center. “You look at all of those faces and know that their stay at the shelter was meant to be temporary,” Shorey stated. “It was supposed to lead them to forever homes. But when something as devastating as a hurricane hits, so much has to be left behind. People lose their homes, their possessions, and just focus on survival. And those orphan pets are left behind too. You realize how much of a difference you can make and how many lives you can save.”Helen Woodward Animal Center’s rescue of Houston pets was initiated by a call for help from Operation Pets Alive! – a non-profit, all volunteer organization “striving to elevate Montgomery County to a No-Kill Community.” Helen Woodward President and CEO Mike Arms immediately agreed to assist. As in 2012, Southwest also jumped in to donate the use of a plane, with Southwest Employees donating their time, all for the extraordinary rescue.“These are the silent victims,” Arms said. “There are shelters that have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey, without electricity, without supplies. Operation Pets Alive! has taken in an overwhelming number of orphan dogs and cats who had inhabited those shelters before the storm and were suddenly facing euthanasia simply because they had no place to go. We are honored to help save those lives and we are lucky to have incredible friends like Southwest to help make this all possible.”Tuesday, Sep. 5, approximately 80 orphan dogs and cats (from Operation Pets Alive!) are flying across the country to Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe. “The devastation of Hurricane Harvey has impacted a number of our communities along the Gulf. Our hearts are with our Customers, Employees, family and friends who have experienced loss and devastation from the storm,” said Linda Rutherford, Southwest Airlines Chief Communications Officer. “We’re so happy to partner with the Helen Woodward Animal Center to extend hope to Houston by transporting shelter animals to a new home in San Diego, while making additional space for family pets whose humans are currently displaced. Our Employees care so deeply for our Customers and all those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, including our sweet little four-legged friends.”HOW YOU CAN HELP: Helen Woodward Animal Center is also sending a $5,000 donation to Operations Pets Alive! to assist with the continued orphan animal rescue efforts and encourages other to make a donation to the organization as well. To do so, please log onto https://poundwishes.com/donate/2159787/help-for-harvey-s-homeless-pets.To assist the Houston arrivals here in San Diego, Helen Woodward Animal Center asks for the donation of towels and blankets. Show Caption Hide Caption Posted: August 31, 2017 Show Caption Hide Caption Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 12 August 31, 2017 Show Caption Hide Caption , Show Caption Hide Caption
At Comic-Con, Marvel president reveals Mahershala Ali as “Blade” AP, July 20, 2019 AP Posted: July 20, 2019 SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two-time Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali will be Marvel’s new “Blade.”Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige closed out an epic presentation Saturday at Comic-Con with the news.Ali joined his fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe stars on stage and simply put on a black baseball hat that had the word “Blade.”No other details, including a release date or director, were announced. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Publishers upload content into the Adrenalin content management system using XML/RSS feeds and, through a single interface, the content is automatically outputted to print, web, mobile, and tablet platforms. Mediaspectrum works with publishers to establish custom templates, creating a “baseline that allows you to pump out this information automatically,” says Miller. Then, a publisher has the option of spending additional time on further customization. The tool allows publishers to create two types of apps: a more customized “Adrenalin News Reader” or what it calls its “Replica+,” which recreates the print version with the option of adding videos and additional content. Miller says that, while the former has become increasingly more popular, the latter may actually help publishers and advertisers better understand the print product: “You can see how the content is read, where there are clicks on the page, and you can go back to advertisers and say, ‘This is how readers respond here.’” Mediaspectrum, a “cloud computing platform,” has released a 2.0 version of its Adrenalin tool, which allows publishers to create customized apps, integrated with advertising and subscription systems. The new version now supports Android as well as Apple and features a “more robust” ad serving and tracking system that monitors banner ad clicks as well as content read, both online and offline.“I’m being told by publishers more and more that their advertisers are demanding they become much more measurable with what’s happening with their advertising,” says John Miller, strategy consultant to Mediaspectrum. “What you read online or in an iPad format is probably at least, if not more important than what banner ad you click on. The deep data Adrenalin 2.0 provides is compelling to advertisers.” Morris Communications, publisher of 13 daily and 28 weekly newspapers as well 18 magazines, has implemented all of its content and ad production into the Mediaspectrum system, creating “one big platform and a single source of data.” Adrenalin can work with other content management systems as well, but Miller calls this type of consolidation “the holy grail”: “The more separate systems you have, the more siloed your data is.”The tool also aims to offer cost-savings: “I work with a lot of publishers who can’t afford to put out even a single iPad app or edition,” says Miller, who has worked for twenty years as a magazine and newspaper consultant. While pricing varies based on the scope of each project, he says, “Most publishers are spending way too much money on their production process and producing their digital assets. We pretty much guarantee that [new Adrenalin users] are going to be paying less than they’re paying now.”
Wipro, India’s third largest software services exporter, said on Wednesday that it will be buying Viteos Group, a BPaaS provider for the Alternative Investment Management Industry, for $130 million.The news of the acquisition did not impact Wipro’s share price, with the stock trading with a modest gain of 0.13% at Rs 556.40 on the BSE at around 1.35 pm.The Sensex was trading at 25,844, up 0.99%.New Jersey-based Viteos has about 400 employees and specialises in shadow-accounting services, besides providing customised outsourcing activities across all asset classes, Wipro said in a statement on Wednesday.Brokergage Angel Broking said that Viteos had revenues of $26.5 million in 2014-15, translating into a market cap of 4.9 times its FY2015 earnings. It added that Viteos Group’s revenues will fully reflect in Wipro’s revenues in FY17 and contribute 0.3% to its sales for 2016-17.Wipro said that the acquisition will strengthen its capital markets domain.”The IT services industry is moving to an ‘as-a-Service’ model, and the future of BPS is going to be BPaaS (Business Process as-a-Service). Viteos will further our strategy in the Capital markets domain,” said Shaji Farooq, President & Chief Executive of Finance Solutions at Wipro.Viteos Group founder and CEO Shankar Iyer said the acquisition will enable the company to grow further.”Our search for a global partner who gives Viteos exceptional market reach in expanding our presence while preserving the entrepreneurial characteristics of Viteos culminated with this acquisition by Wipro. It gives me immense pleasure in continuing to be part of a growth story that can reach even greater heights,” he said.Viteos Group comprises Viteos Fund Services LLC, Viteos Capital Market Services Limited and Viteos Fund Services Limited and has offices in the US and India.The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and will be completed in the quarter ending 31 March, 2016, Wipro added in its statement.
Police arrested a young man from Natun Bandura of Nawabganj upazila in Dhaka on Wednesday night for posting a comment on Facebook ‘defaming Islam’.The arrestee is Bikash Saha, 24, son of Bhakta Saha of the area and also a third year student of Dohar Nawabganj College.Shafiqul Islam, sub-inspector of Nawabganj police station said they arrested Bikash for making ‘derogatory comments’ on Islam on his Facebook wall.On Thursday, Moajaddid Hossain Khan, a resident of Bagmara area, filed a case under section 57 of the ICT Act against Bikash, he said.
Share Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APWhite House senior adviser Jared Kushner denied any wrongdoing in the Russia case last July, and the administration is now restoring his top-level security clearance.Updated at 3:50 p.m. ETWhite House senior adviser Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, is regaining a top security clearance following a marathon interview last month with special counsel investigators, a person familiar with the matter said.Kushner met with Justice Department investigators for seven or eight hours in his second interview in the Russia investigation, the person said. The session covered “all the appropriate topics,” including the campaign, the presidential transition and post-inauguration events such as the firing of FBI Director James Comey.Kushner’s business and financial dealings did not come up either in his April interview with the special counsel’s office or in an earlier one last November that mostly focused on former national security adviser Mike Flynn, the person said.The developments appeared to be a positive turn for Kushner. One lawyer who regularly represents government employees in security clearance matters said the White House’s decision about Kushner’s clearance suggested he may be escaping the cloud from the Russia imbroglio.“Certainly if I were Jared Kushner, I would be breathing a sigh of relief and sleeping easier tonight,” said national security attorney Mark Zaid.“The favorable adjudication is not dispositive that he’s out of the crosshairs,” Zaid said. “But it’s certainly reasonable to believe if there were a significant criminal problem, the special counsel’s office would have given the intelligence community a heads-up to withhold the favorable adjudication.”Kushner’s clearance was downgraded in February as part of a broader effort within the White House to impose stricter requirements following the resignation of then-staff secretary Rob Porter. Porter and others, as it then emerged, had been working in sensitive jobs with tentative clearances.Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told NPR on Wednesday that he and Trump were not worried about Kushner’s meeting with the special counsel’s office.“They can spend all the time they want with Jared. He’s got no knowledge of Russian collusion of any kind,” Giuliani said.Key player in 2016 raceKushner, who is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, was a top player in the 2016 Trump campaign and had several contacts that year as the Russian government launched a wave of active measures against the U.S. election.In June 2016, Kushner joined his brother-in-law Donald Trump Jr. and the Trump campaign’s then-chairman, Paul Manafort, for a meeting in Trump Tower with a delegation of Russians. Emails to Trump Jr. described an offer of help to the campaign from the Russian government, although the tip that Kushner, Trump Jr. and Manafort are believed to have gotten was not the potent dirt they were expecting on Hillary Clinton.Kushner was later present at an event also attended by then-Sen. Jeff Sessions, an adviser to the campaign, and Russia’s then-ambassador to the United States. After Inauguration Day, Kushner and Flynn met with the ambassador, and then Kushner later met with the head of a Russian state-controlled bank.Kushner told congressional investigators last summer that he wasn’t aware of any conspiracy between Trump campaign aides and Russia’s attack on the election and that he had done nothing wrong.“I am very grateful for the opportunity to set the record straight,” he said then. “I also have tried to provide context for my role in the campaign, and I am proud of the candidate that we supported, of the campaign that we ran, and the victory that we achieved.”NPR correspondent Ryan Lucas contributed to this report.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Anyone for a Long Island Blockchain?Long Island Iced Tea Corp. this week jumped on the cryptocurrency bandwagon, rebranding itself Long Blockchain Corp.The Hicksville, N.Y.-based company launched its first ready-to-drink iced tea flavors in 2011. Six years later, it is shifting its primary corporate focus “toward the exploration of and investment in opportunities that leverage the benefits of blockchain,” according to a press release.“We view advances in blockchain technology as a once-in-a-generation opportunity,” CEO Philip Thomas said in a statement. “And have made the decision to pivot our business strategy in order to pursue opportunities in this evolving industry.”In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, blockchain is a technology for decentralized, self-regulating data. That is, information can be managed and organized without an intermediary like a bank, government, or accountant.Its best known (but by no means only) application is the digital payment system bitcoin, which cuts out the middleman to enable direct electronic cash transfers.The scheme relies on members of the general public to validate and timestamp transactions. Those transactions are then added as “blocks” to a cryptographically protected, unalterable chain (hence the name) and shared on a private (with restricted membership) or public network.Blockchain, according to the refreshed company, is creating a “fundamental paradigm shift” across the global marketplace. The firm already has its eye on a few partnerships, investments, and potential acquisitions involving the financial services industry.“We are pursuing our new direction in a thoughtful and deliberate manner,” the CEO said.Long Island Iced Tea, the product of a 2015 merger with Cullen Agricultural Holding Corp., had a net loss of $3.9 million on sales of $1.6 million in the three months ending Sept. 30, as reported by Bloomberg. The firm lost $11.6 million on sales of $3.9 million in the first nine months of the year.Since its name change on Thursday, Long Blockchain Corp. shares rose as much as 289 percent.The parent company, which reserved the Web domain www.longblockchain.com, will continue operating Long Island Brand Beverages, LLC, with a sustained focus on ready-to-drink refreshments.“I am incredibly proud of what we have accomplished in the beverage industry and we are committed to growing our business both on a national and international scale,” Thomas said, assuring customers, suppliers, and partners of the firm’s “continuing support” of the Long Island Iced Tea portfolio.“Your support over the years has helped to drive our growth and elevate our brand, and we remain committed to maintaining and fostering these relationships,” he added. Master Blockchain With These Easy Online CoursesAtari Explains What ‘RollerCoaster Tycoon’ On Blockchain Even Means
Blake Griffin has gone from playing for Lob City under the bright lights of L.A. to NBA purgatory in Detroit and fighting to sneak as the last playoff seed in the Eastern Conference.After a 98-94 win against the Pelicans, Griffin was interviewed after the game and said he wasn’t satisfied with the win because Detroit was unfocused and squandered a late game lead to barely hold on for the W.Enter Reggie Jackson – renowned for his lack of maturity – who decided to bomb the interview by cutting in, acting like a clown, and basically proving Blake’s point. In terms of bad timing, this is one of the most awkward postgame interviews you’ll see this season.Good lord this cringeworthy.Blake very seriously talking about how unfocused the team is down the stretch. Reggie Jackson picking the wrong time lol pic.twitter.com/3hwC20SPRV— Isiah has 1 a (@riinawith2eyes) January 24, 2019
Technology | Flat Panel Displays | December 06, 2018 USEI Introduces Windows-Based iPad Medical Imaging Viewing Solution at RSNA 2018 U.S. Electronics Inc. (USEI) recently announced the release of what it calls the world’s first Windows-compatible… read more News | Oncology Diagnostics | February 06, 2019 Oxford University Hospitals Employs Barco Synergi for Multi-disciplinary Cancer Conferences Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) is trialing clinical collaboration technology from Barco for its Multi-disciplinary… read more Photo courtesy of Barco The DBI CL8MPS from Double Black Imaging Related Content Technology | Flat Panel Displays | May 17, 2019 Tru-Vu Monitors Releases New Medical-Grade Touch Screen Display Tru-Vu Monitors released the new MMZBTP-21.5G-X 21.5” medical-grade touch screen monitor. 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With this new display, Barco expands its Nio family of high-performance diagnostic display systems.Danny Deroo, product manager for diagnostic display systems at Barco Healthcare, explained, “The Nio Color 2 MP HB expands our Nio product line and brings our high-bright color technology to the 2-megapixel market. Featuring a color display with increased luminance, the new Nio is optimized for diagnostic imaging at a 2-megapixel resolution. The display is perfectly suited for color and grayscale modalities like 3-D PACS (picture archive and communications systems), 3-D echo, ultrasound, orthopedic imaging, MR (magnetic resonance), CR (computed radiography), CAD (computer-aided detection), image fusion, nuclear medicine and PET (positron emission tomography).”The Nio Color 2 MP HB offers a high-bright LCD panel with a 1,600 x 1,200 resolution. Boasting a digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) calibrated luminance of 400 cd/m² throughout its entire life time, the new display system is fit for multi-modality diagnostic imaging. The Nio Color 2 MP HB offers unrivalled color accuracy, accurate grayscales, a high contrast ratio (1050:1) and a 176-degree viewing angle to ensure confident image reading. As part of the Nio family, the new 2MP color display comes with integrated Backlight Output Stabilization technology, ensuring fast power-up and long-term luminance stability.Additionally, the Nio Color 2 MP HB is compatible with Barco’s latest generation of high-performance MXRT display controllers, ensuring higher bandwidth, easy installation and fast communication. Featuring the latest AMD FirePro technology for high-speed image rendering, MXRT display controllers support the latest 3-D computed tomography (CT), MR and PET applications. Full compatibility with Microsoft Windows XP and Windows 7 is ensured.Barco’s Nio Color 2 MP HB is bundled with a quality assurance (QA) solution – MediCal QAWeb solution. This online solution guarantees continuous diagnostic quality of the display by providing automated DICOM calibration, quality assurance, asset management, issue solving and advanced reporting. Furthermore, the Nio Color 2 MP HB complies with all currently available international QA standards and guidelines.To protect the high-bright LCD panel against damage from intensive use in clinical environments, the Nio Color 2 MP HB features a protective front cover. Its non-reflective coating reduces reflections, improving the overall diagnostic experience. As for all other Barco diagnostic displays, the Nio Color 2 MP HB comes with a five-year warranty.For more information: www.barco.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Flat Panel Displays | June 18, 2019 Double Black Imaging Announces Expanded Display Line and Ergonomic Workstation Solutions Double Black Imaging (DBI) and their Image Systems Division are releasing their new clinical and diagnostic display… read more Sponsored Content | Videos | Flat Panel Displays | September 26, 2018 LG Medical Monitors Leveraging years of industry-leading expertise in flat-panel display technology, LG Business Solutions has expanded t read more Feature | Flat Panel Displays | April 18, 2018 | Melinda Taschetta-Millane Flat Panel Display Market Outlook The global flat panel display market is predicted to reach $177.3 million by 2027, according to a new report titled “… read more Technology | Flat Panel Displays | November 28, 2018 LG Unveils New Diagnostic Monitor, Digital X-ray Detectors at RSNA 2018 LG Electronics is expanding its U.S. medical imaging portfolio with a new high-performance 21-inch diagnostic monitor… read more Feature | Flat Panel Displays | April 11, 2019 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane Flat Panels to Help Enhance and Streamline Workflow The flat panel display market shows signs of maturing, however many new applications are available that can help to s read more Technology | Flat Panel Displays | March 30, 2018 Canvys Introduces New 27- and 32-inch 4K Ultra HD Displays Canvys, a Division of Richardson Electronics Ltd., recently enhanced its 4K Ultra HD custom display series of high-… read more
The University of Massachusetts Lowell, in the United States, in cooperation with the nongovernmental organization Mesoamerican Development Institute, this week signed a memorandum of understanding with four Central American universities to establish a research and education consortium known as the Networked Engineering Research Center at UMass Lowell (NERC).Civil and environmental engineering associate professor Kenneth Lee will lead the efforts to develop collaborative engineering and science projects between UMass Lowell, UMass Amherst, the National Autonomous University of Honduras, the University of the Autonomous Regions of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua and the National University of Costa Rica.The Technological University of Panama will join NERC when it signs the agreement later this year.Recognizing the importance of this inter-American partnership, the National Science Foundation awarded a two-year, $45,300 grant to get the project going. “We will focus initially on the sustainable production of biofuels and coffee as well as essential oils, which are used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry,” Lee said. Facebook Comments No related posts.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Minister for Tourism Martin Ferguson exhibited his commitment to the Indian market by introducing the India 2020 strategic plan at the Australian Tourism Exchange 2012.According to Mr Ferguson, India is one of the fastest growing outbound tourism markets and one of the key Asian markets driving growth in Australia.“The objective [of the plan] is to identify the opportunities that can assist Australia in winning further market share and in doing so, grow the Indian travel market by up to 2.3 billion in annual visitor expenditure by the decade’s end,” Mr Ferguson said.Mr Ferguson illustrated that India is Australia’s tenth most valuable market and outlined five core issues that helped in developing and aim to sustain the new 2020 strategy.Click back onto e-Travel Blackboard for more next week.
In an effort to add depth to the inside linebacker position, the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday added seven-year veteran Desmond Bishop to their roster.Bishop, 30, spent last season with the Minnesota Vikings and met the Cardinals in Minneapolis prior to their second preseason game of 2014. The Cardinals weren’t counting on him to play Saturday against his former team, but he was given the option Saturday after completing a pair of workouts, as head coach Bruce Arians told Bickley and Marotta Monday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. 0 Comments Share “I mean, we worked him out in the weight room, then we took him out and ran the snot out of him, trying to get him in shape,” Arians said.“So, he’s coming off the field after the double workout and I say, ‘You want to play tonight?’ And he says, ‘Yeah.’ I said, ‘Well, do you know anything?’”Arians joked that Bishop’s openness to taking the field was surprising, if not crazy. “I said, ‘Well, if you want to play, we’ll put you in for a few snaps,’” he recalled. “He ended up playing like 15 plays. He’s directing it. He obviously knew what he was doing. He looked like a vet out there.”In those snaps, which all came in the second half, Bishop recorded a tackle while being quick to the ball all over the field.Prior to joining the Vikings in 2013, Bishop spent six seasons with the Green Bay Packers, with whom he won Super Bowl XLV — a game he started, registering eight tackles, including three for a loss.Given Bishop’s play Saturday, Arians was asked by the show to assess the linebacker’s chances of making the 53-man roster. He was frank.“After what I saw the other night, I’d say it’s high,” he said. “Very high.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Your browser does not support the audio element. And it wasn’t just Bishop’s Saturday night against Vikings third-stringers nor his impressive resume that caught the coach’s eye. It was his attitude and desire to play that won Arians over.“He became one of my favorites real fast,” the coach said. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories LISTEN: Bruce Arians- Cardinals head coach
(Portsmouth, NH) Alpha Flying, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, has appointed H.L. “Skip” Hockman Sales Specialist for its PlaneSense Fractional Ownership Program, following continued growth in its primary operating area, formerly east of the Mississippi. It has recently been expaned westward to include parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. In addition, responding to requests from PlaneSense Program participants, the number of airports served in the Bahamas has been increased from twelve to nineteen. Flights within the primary operating area do not incur a fee to re-position the aircraft, resulting in lower costs to the owner.Says Pat Reed, Vice President Sales & Marketing, “The addition of a new Sales Specialist is in response to the accelerating growth of the PlaneSense program in general, as well as the burgeoning demand for PlaneSense service in the South Central states, especially in Texas. Skip has been a proven “trailblazer” in building sales territories and increasing revenues for a number of prominent business aviation companies and is an ideal fit to join our team of Sales Specialists in covering our extended sales territory.These days, we see much more interest in fractional ownership and its economic advantages over other forms of aircraft use, as companies rethink their positions in business aviation. And with the world’s largest fleet of fuel-efficient Pilatus PC-12 turboprops, we feel we have a strong competitive advantage in this arena.www.planesense.aero/