In 2012, police raided the shared offices of two news websites, Sri Lanka Mirror and Lanka X News, in a move that triggered a fundamental rights case as well as international condemnation of the Rajapaksa regime.It is ironic that it was Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, who as the then head of the UNP media unit, petitioned the Supreme Court challenging the Criminal Investigations Department action to raid the Lanka X news website for not obtaining a “registration” from the media ministry.In that landmark case, the then chief justice Shriani Bandaranayake declared that the highest court had at no time said it was necessary for website to be registered with the media ministry. She made the clarification when the CID argued that they obtained a search warrant on the basis that the website was functioning illegally. The then chief justice issued strictures on the CID for obtaining a warrant by misrepresenting facts. Interestingly, the three judge bench which heard that case included K. Sripavan who is the current Chief Justice. (Colombo Gazette) Former government of Mahinda Rajapaksa slapped restrictions on news websites which had become the most effective medium of dissent during his decade in power. However, there is no law in Sri Lanka to implement such a registration. The Government which came to power promising media freedom, has revived a move to censor news web sites, a popular form of dissent that significantly contributed to the downfall of Mahinda Rajapaksa, economynext.com reported.The Ministry of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media took out an advertisement in the state-run Daily News today warning websites that they must register before the end of this month or will be considered “unlawful.” The ministry in its latest advertisement did not say under what law it required websites to register. However, a purported “Application for Registration of News Casting Web sites” demanded to know the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all contributors.The latest move follows the government’s frayed relations with the media with Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella using unprintable words against reporters and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe using derogatory language to describe media personnel loyal to the Rajapaksa regime.
“Your leadership and commitment today will serve to give new strength and inspiration to the thousands of health-care workers, teachers and community leaders fighting this disease in the poorest parts of the world, and the millions suffering from its effects,” said Mr. Annan, who had met for about 15 minutes with several Heads of State attending the summit.The Secretary-General pointed out that in the battle against the disease, “there is no us and them, no developed and developing countries, no rich and poor – only a common enemy that knows no frontiers and threatens all peoples.” At the same time, he noted that while HIV/AIDS affects both rich and poor, the poor are much more vulnerable to infection, and much less able to cope with the disease once infected. “African and other developing countries will need substantial assistance to meet the needs of their peoples” in fighting the pandemic, he said.In response to this imperative, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the establishment of a Global AIDS and Health Fund, Mr. Annan said, noting that so far, over $1 billion has been contributed by governments, foundations, businesses and private citizens. “This is a very good beginning, but much, much more is needed,” he said. “I therefore call on Governments, civil society, foundations and individuals to contribute to the fight against AIDS in any way they can.”The Secretary-General said the G-8 meeting was the culmination of a year-long process of awareness, engagement and mobilization on the issue of HIV/AIDS. “For the first time, we are seeing the emergence of a response to this deadly disease that begins to match the scale of the epidemic itself.””The magnitude and the urgency of the AIDS epidemic has created an extraordinary global response to one of these challenges, based on partnership, solidarity and enlightened leadership,” he observed. “We must all remember that.” In a welcome sign of grass-roots support for the Fund, the UN announced today that a pensioner from Denmark had contributed 100 Danish Kroner (about $11.50), which he enclosed in a letter to the Secretary-General thanking him for his “warm and strong words against AIDS.”
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) evades the Detroit Lions’ Kyle Van Noy (95) during the second quarter in exhibtion action on Aug. 9 at Ford Field in Detroit.Credit: Courtesy of MCTAs the NFL season is just days away, Cleveland Browns fans have reason for optimism because quarterback Johnny Manziel is on the team. But should he play this season?I don’t believe he should, and it’s not because recent history would back me up, but because Manziel’s play during the preseason and consistent partying during training camp make me think he’s not ready for the challenge of NFL football.Throughout the team’s training camp and preseason schedule — up until Browns coach Mike Pettine named a starting quarterback — national media outlets such as ESPN and NFL Network had constant coverage of Manziel and the quarterback who is now the team’s starter, Brian Hoyer.Once Pettine announced who was starting, I thought there was a small chance we wouldn’t see Manziel play at all this season, and I was relieved. The last thing I want for any athlete is for a coach to rush them into action, something that has happened many times in the NFL.I thought Manziel could have a similar role to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who played in just three games and threw a total of five passes his rookie season, or even like the Jacksonville Jaguars’ recent first round pick, quarterback Blake Bortles. Although Bortles had an impressive preseason, the team announced it was committed to the development of Bortles and that veteran quarterback Chad Henne would start so Bortles could sit out this season to learn the team’s offense.Of the years in which the Browns rushed a quarterback into action — whether it be former Texas star Colt McCoy or Oklahoma State Cowboy Brandon Weeden — I thought everyone within the organization realized development may be more important than a player’s pedigree.However, as the national media continue to create stories over a franchise’s decision to play one guy over another, us fans hear that the Browns have decided to explore the possibility of playing both signal callers.“People have asked me about potentially a two-quarterback system and having a package for (Manziel),” Pettine said on Sirius XM Radio on Aug. 22. “That is on the table.”As I look at the situation, having two healthy quarterbacks playing in the same game is not common, unless one is being benched or injured.And while it was obvious Manziel didn’t have a full grasp of the offensive playbook at the beginning of preseason, he continued to show flashes with his feet and the ability to create a play.I come from the mindset that you never play an athlete in any sport until they have a full understanding of what they are expected to do on the field or court.Because Manziel mostly went up against second and third-team defenses and still had problems running a play correctly or reading the defense, I don’t think he should play against first-team defenses that will make his life on the field difficult.I believe the Browns should treat Manziel like the 49ers did Kaepernick when he started. To the coaches in San Francisco, it didn’t matter what the team’s record was and it didn’t matter what their quarterback play was like. They decided to put Kaepernick in when they thought he was ready for action.If the Browns decide they want to become a successful franchise and not have a 4-12 record year after year, then they should allow Manziel to sit out this season.In the end, it’s better to gamble a little than to gamble a lot.
After having his players put on their pads Saturday morning for the first time this spring, saying that Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer has placed an emphasis on competition might be somewhat of an understatement. After the two-hour practice, Meyer had his offense, players and coaches running sprints from sideline to sideline while the defense moved off the field for Gatorades and post-stretch. Harsh, perhaps. But in the culture that Meyer is establishing at OSU, winners are rewarded and losers punished. In this particular case, the offense lost a scrimmage drill against the defense toward the end of practice. And redshirt senior linebacker Etienne Sabino did his best to drive home that point. “Defense won today, make sure you all got that,” he said playfully, albeit seemingly proud. Maybe it was because, for Sabino, Saturday was “like Christmas.” “It was so fun. You got six weeks of running around here, around cones and stuff, and you’re finally able to hit somebody,” he said. “It’s fun, everything’s fast paced, it’s real competitive and we’re having a great time.” For OSU, it’s the first spring under Meyer and another reminder of how much things have changed for the Buckeyes in the past year. Aside from not even being a year removed from former coach Jim Tressel’s scandal-induced resignation, Meyer’s ultra-competitive philosophy coupled with an new additions to the coaching staff suggests his players have had a lot to adjust to. Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said while his offense is “not even close” to what they want it to be, it’s a normal progression. “I think once you get to Day 3 (of practice), it gets to be a little bit overwhelming, and that’s kind of the plan,” he said. Herman said the staff wants to throw as much as they can at them and in about a week go back and re-teach the finer points of the offense. It’s part of the reason why he thinks sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller is struggling a bit. “The mental part of the game is just getting to him right now,” Herman said. A reserved, borderline shy Miller said he’s trying to get better everyday. “What I really want to improve on is knowing where everybody’s at, (what) everybody’s doing,” he said. “I just feel good about the whole game plan right now.” Herman said Miller grasping the offense is critical in getting him to be the coach on the field they need him to be. But having started last season has helped prepare him to be a leader, Miller said. “I feel heavier,” he said. “I feel like I know I got my first year under me and just keeping working hard and progressing.” Sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier, who came on strong for OSU toward the end of the season, said adjusting to all the changes has been a fresh start. “It’s the same team, we just have a new beginning,” he said. “Everything happens for a reason.” Similarly, the struggle adjusting to change isn’t limited to the players. Luke Fickell, who served as the Buckeyes head coach in 2011 before taking the roles of defensive coordinator and linebackers coach under Meyer, said it’s good the coaches have differing opinions in terms of putting things together for next season. The key, he said, is coming together and figuring out what’s best for the program. “You can’t get anything better than having a little bit of different perspectives at times,” he said. “None of us like change at times, but it’s good. Sometimes it’s uncomfortable, like coach (Meyer) will tell you, change is uncomfortable, but it’s really good. It’s good to help you grow.”
Sophomore defender Tyler Kidwell (12) fights for the ball during a game against Michigan State on Oct. 4 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 3-2.Credit: Ed Momot / For The LanternFresh off a pair of wins over top-20 opponents, the Ohio State men’s soccer team is set to take on an unranked foe.The Buckeyes (4-3-3, 2-1-0) shook off a three-game losing streak to defeat then-No. 5 Louisville on the road Sept. 30 before returning home to top then-No. 17 Michigan State on Saturday.“We just never stopped fighting,” senior midfielder Yianni Sarris said. “Our confidence was a little down after three straight losses, but we came back on top and got two huge wins.”Sarris scored a goal in each of the two wins, including the lone goal against Louisville. The senior was named OSU Athlete of the Week in recognition of his performance.OSU is now set to take its newfound confidence to Rochester, Mich., to take on the Oakland Grizzlies (2-5-1) on Wednesday night.Oakland began the regular season with five straight losses. However, it has turned it on since beginning Horizon League play, going 2-0-1 in its last three.“They’re a team that’s starting to gain some belief and gain some momentum right now,” OSU coach John Bluem said. “They’re looking to get a big win and we’re the next big team coming to town.”Bluem said he has made it clear since the Michigan State game ended that his team shouldn’t overlook Oakland and fall into a trap of sleepwalking through what could be seen as an easy win.“We talked about it right after the game the other night when we got in the huddle, we talked about how this is a tricky game coming up,” Bluem said. “We’ll try to make them realize that this is a pretty good team you’re up against.”Bluem stressed that if the team hopes to receive an NCAA Tournament bid, it cannot let down against teams like Oakland, regardless of whether OSU is able to defeat ranked opponents.Sarris said he understands the importance of not overlooking Oakland or any other opponent on the schedule.“For what we know right now, it’s our biggest game of the season,” Sarris said. “We can’t take any opponent lightly, so we’re going to go out there and get the ‘W.’”Bluem echoed his senior’s attitude with the mantra he stresses to the team.“The important thing for this team to realize is, one game at a time,” Bluem said. “The next most important game of the season is Wednesday night, and after that, the next most important game of the season is the next one.“We’re not just going to show up and people are going to quit, we need to be at our very best to win games,” Bluem continued. “And if we do that, there’s a chance this team is going to make the NCAA Tournament this year.”Last week’s win in Louisville, Ky., ended a long winless streak in non-neutral away matches dating back to 2012, a streak of 13 games.“Playing on the road is difficult compared to playing at home because you’re used to playing at home, you’re comfortable playing here,” junior defender Liam Doyle said. “Going into the unknown makes it really tough.”OSU has faced Oakland in three of the last four seasons, with the Buckeyes defeating the Grizzlies in each of the three meetings. Last season OSU blew out Oakland, 4-0, in Columbus.Doyle said the Buckeyes’ recent success has the entire team confident moving forward.“I think right now we’re as good as we’ve been all year,” he said. “Everyone’s playing well, the confidence is high, so I think we’re the best we’ve been this season.”After the game at Oakland, OSU is set to return home to take on No. 10 Indiana on Sunday. That game is scheduled to kick off at 2 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
John Delaney (file photo). Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO By Paul Fennessy Subscribe John Delaney (file photo). THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION of Ireland has today confirmed it has offered to bring forward their upcoming Oireachtas committee hearing.The meeting had been originally proposed for January, but was subsequently postponed until 20 February.That hearing then did not go ahead, as Delaney was unable to attend due to a clash with a Uefa event in Switzerland the same day.Delaney, who is part of Uefa’s executive committee, thanked the committee for facilitating a request to postpone the meeting until April and the association has now suggested putting it forward from 10 to 3 April.A statement read: “The Football Association of Ireland has today written to the Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport.“The Association has offered to bring the April 10th meeting with the Committee forward to April 3rd and the FAI awaits the Committee’s response. No Comments Share2 Tweet Email Thursday 21 Mar 2019, 3:12 PM FAI offers to bring forward John Delaney’s Oireachtas hearing The association’s chief executive is likely to come under scrutiny, after it emerged he gave a €100,000 loan to the association in 2017. Mar 21st 2019, 3:12 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 16,969 Views Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO https://the42.ie/4554200 Short URL The Association also confirms that CEO John Delaney will lead the FAI delegation to this meeting.”Delaney and the association have been embroiled in controversy over the past week, after it emerged that the chief executive issued a personal cheque worth €100,000 to the Football Association in April 2017.The CEO defended this move, explaining that it was a “bridging loan” and insisting that he had acted in the best interests of the FAI.However, there has been a considerable backlash to the news, with Sport Ireland among those seeking further clarification, and there are likely to be further questions asked of Delaney and his colleagues at next month’s hearing.Comments are closed for legal reasonsSubscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here:
League of Greeks from Egypt and the Middle East (EEAMA) invites you to a family fun day at Mt Buller this August.Snow trip to Mt Bullet is planned for Sunday, 25 August. The group will leave Melbourne at 5.45 am and return from Mt Buller at approximately 6.30 pm the same day.Seats are limited, and those wishing to spend a family day out at Mt Buller are advised to book seats early. Cost is $30 per person. When: Sunday 25 August at 5.45 am. Busses will leave at 6.00 am sharply Where: Meet at EEAMA, 1C Bell Street, Preston (Melbourne) For more information, contact Sam Criticos 0428 399 219, or Dimi Vavlitis 0408 055 609 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Pesticide : la majorité des cours d’eau français contaminésLe Commissariat général au Développement durable publie un rapport sur la qualité des eaux en France. Bilan : 93% des cours d’eaux sont contaminés, et de nombreuses régions dépassent le seuil d’autorisation à la consommation.Le rapport du Commissariat Général au Développement Durable, publié sur le site du ministère de l’Écologie, est sans appel : 93% des cours d’eau français sont contaminés par les pesticides. Sur 176 secteurs hydrographiques (découpage géographique par bassins versants des rivières) en France métropolitaine, 63 présentent des taux supérieurs au seuil où l’eau est jugée “impropre à la consommation humaine”. La situation est même encore pire dans les régions d’Outre-mer, où 7 secteurs sur 12 dépassent ce seuil.Plus de 20 pesticides différents retrouvésSans surprise, ce sont les régions agricoles qui sont les plus touchées, telles le bassin parisien, le nord ou le sud-ouest. Dans ces zones, le taux moyen de pesticides dépasse les 0.5 µg/L (microgramme par litre), seuil de potabilité de l’eau. Seules les régions peu agricoles, ou avec une agriculture peu intensive, voient leur taux de pesticides descendre en dessous des 0.1 µg/L, comme le quart sud-est et l’Auvergne.Selon le Commissariat, “cette contamination est souvent le fait d’un grand nombre de pesticides : plus de 20 pesticides différents ont été décelés sur 18% des points de mesure.”Le rapport note aussi une disparité entre la métropole et les DOM-TOM : ces derniers sont plus pollués en insecticides, alors que les régions métropolitaines sont sujettes à des contaminations par les herbicides. Cela s’explique par les types de cultures pratiquées et les différences climatiques entre la France métropolitaine et les régions d’Outre-mer.Les nappes phréatiques moins touchéesToutefois, le rapport indique que les nappes phréatiques sont moins touchées que les eaux de surface. Seules 4 des 176 entités hydrogéologiques métropolitaines présentent des concentrations supérieures à 0.5 µg/L. Sont concernés le sud du bassin parisien, le Vaucluse, la Charente et les Alpes de Haute-Provence. Encore une fois, les DOM-TOM sont plus sévèrement touchés, par exemple en Martinique où 70% des nappes sont contaminées au-delà du seuil de potabilité.Les nappes phréatiques sont les parties saturées en eau du sol. C’est d’elles que l’on tire l’eau de notre consommation. En fonction du type de sol, celles-ci sont plus ou moins protégées des pollutions de surface. Le rapport indique que les nappes argileuses et de montagne sont les mieux préservées, car l’écoulement y est plus lent. À lire aussiCe corail préfère manger du plastique plutôt que de sa nourriture habituelleLe filtrage par le sol permet de peu à peu dégrader les molécules, c’est pourquoi on ne trouve en profondeur que les produits de dégradations des pesticides. Ces métabolites n’en restent pas moins dangereux pour la santé et l’environnement.Objectif eaux propres en 2015En 2000, le Parlement Européen a adopté la directive cadre sur l’eau (DCE), qui vise à préserver et restaurer les milieux aquatiques. Son objectif est le bon état des eaux Européennes d’ici à 2015. Mais avec de tels résultats, il semble peu probable que la France puisse atteindre son objectif.Le 25 juillet 2013 à 16:01 • Emmanuel Perrin
The best scare-zone of last year’s event gets the full fledged house TREATment this year. Michael Dougherty’s Trick r’ Treat is a Halloween classic among many horror fans and this house is simply a gift. Walking through Mr. Kreeg’s home as the holiday entity Sam stalks his prey was beyond delightful. Weaving past homes and through streets during the downtown Halloween party felt a tad desolate compared to the zone last year. But it was the school bus and the abandoned quarry that brought me back grinning from ear to ear. The masks and costumes in this house are breathtaking and the final scene where the wolves have their way with Mr. Wilkin’s is basically what this house was made for. Fans of this season, this one is a must!House Rating: 4 out of 5DEAD EXPOSURE: PATIENT ZERO House Rating: 5 out of 5BLUMHOUSE HOUSE OF HORRORS This is the house everyone attending the event has been waiting for. We’ve all wondered what it would be like to enter the upside down and now the park is giving us that chance. This marks the first haunted house based on a Netflix series and Universal pulls no punches. You walk through the Byers residents, make your way through Hawkins and into the containment area where Eleven is being held. I’m not sure where Universal finds these adults to portray the kids from the series, but they are spot on! Even the moving demogorgon’s to the statues are beyond detailed. You cannot get a more immersive Stranger Things experience than this one.House Rating: 5 out of 5POLTERGEISTI don’t think I’ve ever met a person who has ever said they did not like this 1982 classic. That’s why it’s the perfect film to get a house at this years event. The thing I really loved about this house was that it lets you see the film from a different side of the lens. You actually walk through the ancient indian burial grounds smelling the dirt and decomposing bodies inches away from your face. Carol Anne Freeling announces that they are indeed here in many different and trippy ways. Even the ghostly demon who attacks is puppetered here in Orlando as opposed to the simply standing statue out in Hollywood’s event. A lot of love and care for this film went into making this one and that’s why it’s one of the best. House Rating: 5 out of 5CARNIVAL GRAVEYARD: RUST IN PIECES All photos via halloweenhorrornights.comGet your tickets for Halloween Horror Nights 28 here! Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Every fall a new darkness descends on Orlando, Florida. One that is constantly changing and evolving around the Universal Orlando property. Last year it brought out the horrors of Stephen King’s The Shining, Jigsaw, vampires, scarecrows and a chainsaw armed king to save us from all the devious tricks and treats.This year, Halloween Horror Nights 28 called back to 80’s nostalgia and brought us some really horrifying delights. Not only is the event going for a record breaking 36 nights that are happening now until November 3rd, but there are 10 amazingly themed houses, five scare zones and one intense live show. A lot of these are themed after some of the most iconic horror properties that will have fans turning into gluttons for punishment and returning night after night. House Rating: 4 out of 5 SLAUGHTER SINEMA For fans of films like Fun House and House of 1000 Corpses, Carnival Graveyard: Rust in Pieces transports you into a terror filled carnival of sinister evil. You as a guest trespass into the old carnival that was once full of fun and delight. Now you discover that these old rides have transformed into rusty torture devices and are run by the most sinister ring masters and evil carnies this side of Coney Island. The walls are painted with blood and the the tunnel of love is now anything but. I love the look this one had and this is easily the sleeper hit house of the event. Will you make it past the houses evil dancing sisters alive?House Rating: 4 out of 5SCARY TALES: DEADLY EVER AFTERThis is the final original IP house of the event. Scary Tales has always brought the more sinister side of fairytales to the forefront and really focused on the darker moments of these fabled tales. This year the Wicked Witch of the West has cured the land of the fairies, twisting beloved stories beyond recognition. There are no fairytale endings here. From flayed childhood characters to large and hungry bears this house was full of surprises and really made me just want to watch the film adaptation. House Rating: 3 out of 5 This is the parks 28th time running the event and they tend to outdo themselves each and every year. I’m back again and rating each house by how terrifying each one was. Think of this as your friendly guide through the terror. Keep all limbs inside the vehicle at all times now. You would’t want to loose them now. HALLOWEEN 4Our first stop was in Haddonfield, Illinois where we were pit face to face with none other than The Shape himself, Michael Myers. It was interesting seeing a house based on this installment of the franchise. It really did feel like we were walking in and out of a stack of old VHS tapes on Halloween night; because sometimes the video store was out of the first film on Halloween. This meant not only was Michael getting the scares, but fan favorite Jamie Lloyd in her classic clown outfit was as well, especially nearing the final act. Pulling in aspects of the thorn films was a nice touch, but this house felt a tad a quick and the abundance of Michael’s felt almost overbearing at times. But this cast was into it and I witnessed one of the best Dr. Loomis lookalikes I’d ever seen. I’d be thrilled to see another installment of the Halloween franchise at future events (come on Season of the Witch!)House Rating: 3SEEDS OF EXTINCTION This is the first original IP house we entered of the evening. The story involves humanity being wiped off the face of the planet by a meteor. Only a select few still roam the desolate planet, as humans. Most have been taken over by plant life and they crave human flesh. As you walk up to the house, you pass a school buss with tree limbs growing through through the vehicle and out the windows. Once inside all of your fears of piranha plants come to life as the walls next to you move in the shadows. Warning: This house has a lot of dripping water and spray gags. Though, that is not necessarily a bad thing when having to stand in hot Florida lines all evening. You’ll probably welcome the cool touch of dripping acid. This house blends its scare-actors into their environments so well, they attack mere inches away from your face. Once you turn a corner and realise you’re entering not a plant nursery, but an actual human nursery; the creep factor rises to the top. All I can remember screaming through this one was “The plants have teeth! The plants have real human teeth!” House Rating: 3½TRICK R’ TREAT This year Jason Blum’s house of horrors returns. Only this time Sinister and Insidious (two of the companies best films) take a backseat, while Happy Death Day takes their place and The Purge stays around for another year. I think by this point, it’s safe to say most of us are kind of tired of seeing The Purge at this event. Though I will say it was nice seeing only two films being represented in the house this year as opposed to three, which made you feel more immersed in each film. The Happy Death Day part of HoH did a fantastic job by throwing us into the slasher version of Groundhog’s Day as we re-lived each kill over and over again in the same setting. Sadly that is really the one part of this house that stuck out with most. I think it’s safe to say Sinister is ready for its own house!House Rating: 2STRANGER THINGS I say, if you’re going to make a horror film; have fun with it. That’s why I have always been so drawn to Grindhouse type cinema. Well this house immerses you in just that! This is our next original IP house of the year and it’s full of horrifying made up films such as Pumpkin Guts, Amazon Cannibals from Planet Hell and Cult of the Beast Baby. This house can be a laugh riot, that is until a random werewolf biker or insane barber pop out and try to attack you. The smell of popcorn is pumped through the house giving off that feeling of being stuck in an old and sticky 42nd street theater. This was easily one of my favorite houses of the event and the only original IP to get a perfect score. There you have it fiends! 10 houses of frights and terror based off some of the scariest properties of the 1980’s, along with originally conceived ones to boot. Hopefully this guide will help you pick which houses you should wait in line for. Especially if you are not purchasing a fastpass type deal this year. As I stated earlier, there are also five amazing scare zones, some based on some spooky fun properties as well. But I will be bringing you an inside look at those soon. I want to thank Universal Orlando for having me out and for throwing the best Halloween event in the country. Here is another classic IP that was revamped and brought back. Dead Exposure: Patient Zero is pretty damn terrifying. This house is all about scaring you in complete darkness and the things you do see, you’re not sure if you really saw them or not. This one reminded me a lot of the film As Above, So Below. It takes place in the city of Paris, only you are not below it; you are stuck in the middle of the streets during a blackout in 198 as chaos reigns and death is surely nigh. Those who are not infected suffer from blindness, and the hordes of undead are coming. The outside of this house looks like the containment center set up outside Elliott’s home in E.T. Before walking in you are sprayed clean, making sure you do not contaminate the area. That’s over real fast once you enter a lab full of ravenous monkeys breaking out of their cages and ready to claw your eyes out. Through the streets you will encounter some of the most fun gags in any of the houses this year. I promise you that the terror is ramped up to eleven in this one!
These films were all designed to blow your mind. Consider making a weekend of it.The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry has been hosting a science-fiction film series on its vast, four-story Empirical Theater screen throughout the month of August. Most of that is gone now, and we still don’t have any way for you to rewind time and catch up — but never fear, the series reaches the outer limits of futuristic weirdness, and just a little Hollywood cheese, this weekend.Cheese comes in the form of “The Last Starfighter,” a 1984 knock-off of “Star Wars” that starts in a trailer park where the only relief from hard-luck life is the arcade game of the title. But the game turns out to be a test for unsuspecting kids who might become actual space pilots for the Rylan Star League — as arcade games do, of course.“The Last Starfighter” got respectable reviews and became a bit of a cult classic; critics lauded the surprising final film appearance of Hollywood legend Robert Preston, in an updating of his beloved role in “The Music Man” — as an interstellar military recruiter and con man. Actually, make that con alien.Also on tap is “The Matrix,” a 1999 sci-fi action film that really did blow minds with amazing special effects that embody the idea of our comfortable reality as nothing but a constantly shifting, machine-made illusion. “The Matrix” was the first film to employ what’s called “bullet time,” with the action slowed down dramatically while the camera — and the viewer’s eye — continues to perceive at normal speed. The impressively weird result helped make “The Matrix” into one of the most celebrated mind-benders ever filmed.Also a mind-bender is the world of “Blade Runner,” blending film-noir motifs like overwhelming gloom, urban alienation and a tough-guy cop with genetically re-engineered androids, among them a femme fatale our hero cannot resist. “Blade Runner” was considered slow and strange in 1982 — and the 25th anniversary director’s cut being shown at OMSI is even slower and stranger — but its anxious, cyberpunky feel eventually made it a cult classic. It’s now considered one of the greatest science fiction films ever made, and the sequel that came out in 2017, “Blade Runner 2049,” was embraced more quickly and completely than its predecessor.
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are the obituaries published on Wilmington Apple during the week of September 2, 2018:Lived In Wilmington At Time Of Passing:Charlotte J. (Johnson) Atamian, 82Priscilla G. (Levy) Farnsworth, 79Previously Lived In Wilmington:Ronald L. Blake, 75Amanda I. Lamplot, 94Philip S. Park, Jr., 85Worked In/Volunteered In/Connected To Wilmington:Harold A. “Harry” Christopher, 69Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of June 23, 2019)In “Obituaries”
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington-based iPods for Wounded Veterans is looking for volunteers for the Bunker Hill Parade this Sunday, June 16, 2019 in Charlestown. They will leave at 8:45am from Wilmington Community Television Headquarters at 10 Waltham Street in Wilmington. Please contact Paul Cardello for more information at 603-770-5336.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, June 16, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”iPod For Wounded Veterans Looking For Volunteers For Gift Wrapping FundraiserIn “Community”Wilmington’s iPods For Wounded Veterans Travel To Arizona, Partner With Teamsters To Give Gifts To VeteransIn “Community”
un logoUN human rights experts have strongly urged states to take firm steps to ensure accountability for violence and attacks against journalists, reversing and resisting the appalling trend of impunity, reports UNB.They made the call while speaking ahead of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against journalists that falls on 2 November.”Journalists around the world face threats and attacks, often instigated by government officials, organised crime, or terrorist groups. Political leaders incite hostility by framing reporters as ‘enemies of the people’ or ‘terrorists’,” the statement reads.The UN experts are David Kaye, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions; Tae-Ung Baik (Vice Chair), Bernard Duhaime (Chair), Houria Es-Slami, Luciano Hazan, Henrikas Mickevicius, Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.They said hundreds of journalists are detained or forcibly disappeared because of their journalist work, according to the statement UNB received from Geneva.”Governments conduct surveillance of journalists and undermine digital security as part of the daily attack on free and independent media. Press freedom organisations conservatively estimate that dozens of reporters have been killed this year alone.”They said the states have not responded adequately to these crimes against journalists.”Most recently, states and the international community, including the United Nations, have failed to address the enforced disappearance and murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. The only way forward is to establish an independent, transparent and credible investigation into his murder, one authorised by and reporting to the United Nations. Anything short of a complete investigation, recognised as such by the international community, will make a mockery of government claims of commitment to the safety of journalists.”As a matter of urgency, the experts called on all states to implement the international legal framework on safety of journalists.They said the high-level commitments, such as the latest resolution on the safety of journalists adopted this year by the Human Rights Council, must be implemented.”We call on all leaders worldwide to end their role in the incitement of hatred and violence against the media. These last weeks have demonstrated once again the toxic nature and outsized reach of political incitement against journalists, and we demand that it stop,” the statement reads.
Yauatcha, the Michelin starred Dim Sum tea house from London is a contemporary yet casual teahouse that offers an all-day dining experience. Serving modern Cantonese cuisine, it offers affordable luxury in the world of eclectic food expression. Modern authenticity is at the root of Yauatcha’s cuisine and service. They are inspired by history, acknowledge the traditions of the past yet also interpret them for today. The aim is authenticity in a modern setting, and we embrace an environment that is ever changing, dynamic and new. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The chefs have taken recipes from all over China, and using cooking methods true to a thousand years of Chinese tradition, have infused them with a modern sensibility. The result is authentic Cantonese cooking with a contemporary flair, at once subtle and thrilling, and all made with the best ingredients.Emotional architecture is the root of Yauatcha’s design which relates to how the space feels. The palette of design materials used in Yauatcha forms a modern interpretation of the old Chinese teahouse. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixOn walking through the reception, one discovers the expanse of the restaurant featuring the open kitchen where the master chefs are at work, the main dining area and a dramatic bar perched on the center stage of the restaurant. The main dining has contemporary partitions interspersed with blue glass and white marble. The restaurant is wrapped in cosy black pine and fly ash bricks. The best alcoholic beverages are Lalu, Lychee Martini, Cha La Lai, Lam peak Martini and Baron Vert. Top five selling dishes are Crispy prawn cheung fun, Stir fry udon noodles in black pepper sauce, Schezuanmabo tofu, Crispy duck roll and Raspberry delice.
The global waste management market size is expected to reach $530.0 billion by 2025 from $330.6 billion in 2017, growing at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2018 to 2025. Waste management is the collection, transportation, and disposable of garbage, sewage, and other waste products. It involves treatment of solid waste and disposal of products and substances in a safe and efficient manner.The global growth of the waste management market is driven by increase in adoption of proactive government measures to reduce illegal dumping. In addition, surge in population and increased globalization have led to rise in the overall waste volume, worldwide. The urban population produced about 1.3 billion tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) in 2012, which is expected to grow to 2.2 billion tones by 2025.Download Sample Copy @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/2963646?utm_source=ANIL-HTNTop Market Players: Advanced Disposal Services, Biffa Group, Clean Harbors, Inc., Covanta Holding Corporation, Daiseki Co. Ltd., Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Remondis AG & Co. Kg, Suez Environment S.A., Veolia Environment S.A., Waste Management Inc.Moreover, increase in industrialization in the emerging economies, such as India, China, and Taiwan, has led to the development of chemical, oil & gas, automobile, and medical industries, which generate enormous amount of waste and cause pollution. These factors are expected to significantly contribute toward the growth of the global market. However, high cost of procuring and operating waste management solutions is expected to hamper the market growth. Conversely, increase in awareness among public and government agencies about these solutions and upsurge in need to develop waste-to-energy solutions are expected to provide lucrative growth opportunities for market players during the forecast period.The global waste management market is segmented based on waste type, service, and region. On the basis of waste type, the market is divided into municipal waste, industrial waste, and hazardous waste. Depending on service, it is classified into collection services and disposable services.The collection services segment is sub segmented into collection & transportation, storage & handling, and sorting. The disposable services segment is further segregated into landfills, recycling, compositing & anaerobic digestion, and others. Region wise, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Europe accounted for the highest market share in 2017, and is expected to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. This is attributed to factors such as rapid industrialization in the region and adoption of proactive measures toward adoption of recycling technologies along with implementation of stringent government regulations to reduce air pollution. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to emerge as a lucrative market with the maximum growth potential, owing to rise in urbanization and increase in disposable income.Inquire for Discount @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/2963646?utm_source=ANIL-HTNTable of ContentsChapter 1. Waste Management Industry OverviewChapter 2. Waste Management Up and Down Stream Industry AnalysisChapter 3. Asia Waste Management Market AnalysisChapter 4. 2014-2019 Asia Waste Management Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and ForecastChapter 5. Asia Waste Management Key Manufacturers AnalysisChapter 6. Asia Waste Management Industry Development TrendChapter 7. North American Waste Management Market AnalysisChapter 8. 2014-2019 North American Waste Management Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and ForecastChapter 9. North American Waste Management Key Manufacturers AnalysisChapter 10. North American Waste Management Industry Development TrendChapter 11. Europe Waste Management Market AnalysisChapter 12. 2014-2019 Europe Waste Management Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and ForecastChapter 13. Europe Waste Management Key Manufacturers AnalysisChapter 14. Europe Waste Management Industry Development TrendChapter 15. Waste Management Marketing Channels Development Proposals AnalysisChapter 16. Development Environmental AnalysisChapter 17. Waste Management New Project Investment Feasibility AnalysisChapter 18. 2014-2019 Global Waste Management Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and ForecastChapter 19. 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Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Real-time location systems can quickly localize medical equipment, showing on-screen their location, availability and the attending staff. (Photo courtesy of Versus)The transition from film to flat panel has dramatically improved the efficiency of portable X-ray units. Transmitting images directly to viewing stations and PACS has streamlined operations by eliminating the need to return these systems to a home base for image processing. But this freedom has created inefficiencies of its own.Digital radiography (DR) units can be just about anywhere. They may be functioning as they should — or not. And staff may or may not be nearby.In search of these wayward systems, their status and their operators, the radiology department at Johns Hopkins Hospital tried several solutions. They tried calling techs verbally; setting up whiteboards for them to sign machines in and out; even posting sticky notes. None worked, at least not well. Then came RadLocator, a Web-based system that updates the location and status of portable DR systems in real time.In RadLocator, infrared sensors and radiofrequency tags are installed on portable DRs and embedded in personnel badges. These sensors feed raw data into the system, which calculates locations and merges them into Hopkins’ radiology information system (RIS). Techs also signal the availability of their machines. They may be “in use,” “available” or “temporarily available,” for example, due to an unexpected pause in a scheduled exam. Or they may be “out of order” and in need of repair.RadLocator records and then displays the location of staff and portable DRs on a list or diagram. It color codes the status of the machines. It even indicates the date and time each is moved from one place to another.According to Hopkins staff, who reported in May on its use at a Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) 2015 session, RadLocator serves as both a “situational awareness tool and a communication tool.” The Hopkins team concluded that the system “decreases the wasted time required for staff members to locate portable DR machines … and allows technologists (to) make informed decisions regarding utilization.” 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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In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more Not Always a SolutionAlthough appealing and available, RTLS may not be the answer in all settings. Infrared and radiofrequency ID technologies can interfere with medical equipment, just as the operation of medical equipment may prevent RTLS from operating correctly. Radio waves from medical equipment, for example, can degrade RTLS signals, as can metals, water and even people.Then there is the human factor. In a particularly epic fail in 2001, a RTLS designed to track nurses in the new wing of a London Hospital never got off the ground. Nurses refused to wear their ID badges.Winning the acceptance of staff, who may be concerned about privacy, is no less important than ensuring that the tracking technology is suited to the environment in which it will operate. Contracts must be written to ensure that the selected system meets the operational goals of the hospital and department — not just “functional specifications.”These caveats aside, the savings possible through real-time asset management remain one of radiology’s widely untapped potentials.Greg Freiherr has reported on developments in radiology since 1983. He runs the consulting service, The Freiherr Group. Read more of his views on his blog at www.itnonline.com. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Efficiency Takes OverRadLocator — and systems like it — may be coming into vogue, as the transition from fee-for-service reimbursement to pay-for-performance puts a premium on efficiency. Real-time location systems (RTLS) offer hospitals a way to make the most of their equipment and staff — and not just in radiology. Administrators have used RTLS to identify bottlenecks and improve workflow for a range of medical devices. Savings have accrued through fewer equipment purchases, reduced labor costs and more uptime achieved with better maintenance. The potential in radiology is particularly huge. About 13,000 portable X-ray units are operating in the United States at some 4,200 radiology departments, according to a 2010 survey conducted by IMV Medical Information Division. Many, if not most of these units, are digital.Several companies offer products that could be used to track them. Versus Technology, which provides the tracking technology used at Johns Hopkins, offers its Advantages Asset Management system. GE’s AgileTrac can be customized to track medical devices. Agfa two years ago unveiled a radio frequency identification (RFID)-enabled tracking system for locating medical devices and staff. 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Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 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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She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff. Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Related Content Feature | X-Ray | September 10, 2015 | Greg Freiherr How to Get the Most From Portable X-ray News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more
Quick workouts for men The injured have been taken to a nearby hospital, Sangliana told The Associated Press.India has the world’s deadliest roads, with more than 110,000 people killed every year. Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and aging vehicles.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) GAUHATI, India (AP) – A government official in India says 18 people are dead after a bus fell into a deep gorge after being hit by hurtling boulders during a landslide in the mountainous northeast. Another 17 people are injured.Arunachal Pradesh state Transport Minister Zoram Sangliana says the bus plunged about 45 meters (150 feet) into the gorge early Saturday near Keifang, a village 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of Aizawl, the state capital. Monsoon rains triggered the landslide in the region. Top Stories Sponsored Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Comments Share Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates 3 international destinations to visit in 2019
A packed tourist ferry has sunk off the coast of Pattaya in Thailand, killing at least six passengers. The double-decker boat – carrying approximately 150 passengers – sank on Sunday afternoon near the island of Koh Larn, the Australia News Network reported. The Australian Embassy in Bangkok has said that they are communicating and working with local authorities to find out if there were any Australians on-board the ferry during the incident. At least half the passengers on-board the ship were Russian tourists, according to news reports. Fifteen passengers were injured and six people were reportedly killed during the accident, including three Thai nationals, a Chinese traveller and two as-yet unidentified foreigners. Local police and media have speculated that engine problems on the overcrowded vessel forced passengers to one side of the boat, causing it to list and take on water. Source = ETB News: P.T.
Go back to the enewsletterSamsonite Australia has launched its first-ever sustainable collection, the Spark SNG Eco suitcase. Made out of textiles engineered from 100% post-consumer recycled PET plastic bottles and genuine cork material, Recyclex is promoted as being “as durable and reliable as Samsonite’s polyester fabric made from virgin materials.”Cork material serves as a nature-conscious alternative for the polyurethane trim on the carry handles, logo, ID tag and back protection, making Spark SNG Eco a strong, tactile and trendy option for travellers. Plastic waste is a critical global environmental issue that communities cannot ignore. To address this issue, Samsonite has been working tirelessly to create sustainable materials that are suitable for travel and lifestyleproducts.“Sustainability is a priority that runs through our products, from our hands to consumers. We recognise that travellers are increasingly aware of environmental protection and looking for ways to reduce theirenvironmental footprint,” said Subrata Dutta, President of Samsonite Asia Pacific.“We are proud to present the first wave of Eco Collection in Asia, as part of our commitment to increasing the sustainability of our products with more responsible and environmentally friendly materials. We expect to generate stronger awareness of environmental protection in the market, and will continue to seek opportunities to maximise the use of recycled and recyclable materials in our products and packaging.”“Samsonite is excited to work towards even more sustainable products while sustaining the passion for making high-quality bags and accessories.”In 2018 and 2019, Samsonite will launch at least 30 product lines worldwide that are made from recycled materials such as rPET or recycled polypropylene.The new SPARK SNG ECO will be available to purchase from leading luggage retailers and online in three sizes (55cm, 67cm and 79cm) and prices ($349, $465 and $499 respectively).All Samsonite travel products include a ten-year global limited warranty.See www.samsonite.com.auGo back to the enewsletter