Bloomberg Preparations said to be underway in Kitimat for LNG Canada decision

first_imgLast week, LNG Canada CEO Andy Calitz spoke with Bloomberg News from Vancouver, saying that the overall conditions for Royal Dutch Shell to make a positive final investment decision were good.“That is, and feels, so very different to 2016 when the project was delayed,” said Calitz.LNG Canada, which is a joint venture led by Shell and includes Mitsubishi, Petronas, PetroChina Co., and Korea Gas Corp. as partners, delayed making an FID twice in 2016.Story courtesy Bloomberg News: “We are currently reviewing the decision support package that LNG Canada submitted to joint venture participants,” said Shell Canada in an email to Bloomberg today. The company declined to comment on the announcement date and whether a final decision has been made.The group has long said an investment decision will be made this year. British Columbia has set a Nov. 30 deadline for a final decision if the project is to claim as much as C$6 billion in tax breaks and savings.On Tuesday, The Globe and Mail reported that the Federal government has conceded that LNG Canada can’t source steel domestically for the LNG facility, a decision that could clear the way for the project to be exempt from steel tariffs.Unnamed officials from the Prime Ministers office are said to have told LNG Canada that it agrees the project will need to be built from imported steel.LNG Canada requested an exemption from tariffs on the steel needed to build the facility – tariffs that could have added $1 billion to construction costs.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also met with Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Buerden in New York Tuesday. KITIMAT, B.C. – Royal Dutch Shell and its partners in the LNG Canada joint venture could be announcing a final investment decision for the proposed $40-billion liquified natural gas terminal on B.C.’s North Coast as early as next week, with sources telling Bloomberg News that the partners will be approving the project.Bloomberg is reporting that sources with direct knowledge of events say that preparations are underway for a final investment decision to be made on October 5th, with an LNG Canada event and fireworks display at a local golf course the following day.Those anonymous sources added that the situation is fluid and the timing could change.last_img read more

Sahara is Moroccan, Will Remain So Until End of Time: King…

Rabat – King Mohammed VI of Morocco delivered a speech to the Moroccan people on the occasion of the 39th anniversary of the Green March, which allowed Morocco to recover its sovereignty over the so-called Western Sahara. In a strongly-worded speech that will undoubtedly set the new tone of the Moroccan diplomacy in its defense of the Moroccaness of the ‘Western Sahara’, the King said that the question of this disputed territory is the issue of every Moroccan citizens, that it is an existential issue for Moroccans, adding that it will remain Moroccan “until the end of time.”“The Sahara is not an issue for Saharan people only. The Sahara is the cause of all Moroccans. As I said in an earlier speech: the Sahara is a crucial, existential issue, not just a question about borders,” the king emphasized. “Morocco will remain in its Sahara, and the Sahara will remain part of Morocco, until the end of time,” he added.While renewing Morocco’s determination to defend its rights over territory against all odds, he recalled all the sacrifices the Moroccan people have made in order to preserve this part of the country and allow the Saharawis to lead a dignified life.“In addition to the lives given for the Sahara, Moroccans have made other forms of sacrifice – moral and material – for the development of the southern provinces, sharing whatever they had with their brothers and sisters in the south,” the King said.This statement was a clear message directed to those who support Polisario and Algeria’s claims that Morocco is exploiting the natural resources of the ‘Western Sahara’ to the detriment of its population.The Moroccan king recalled the situation that prevailed in the territory when Spain ceded it to Morocco in 1975 and its situation at the economic and infrastructure levels nowadays. He pointed a fact that many overlook when they accuse Morocco of exploiting the wealth of the ‘Western Sahara.’ He recalled that not only Morocco doesn’t benefit from the alleged wealth of the territory, but that latter has rather constituted a burden for the Moroccan people, who had to pay from their own pocket to contribute to its development.“It is a fact that what is produced in the Sahara is not even enough to meet the basic needs of its population. Let me say this, in all sincerity: Moroccans have borne the cost of developing the southern provinces. They have paid out of their own pockets and given from the earnings intended for their children so that their brothers in the south may lead a dignified life as humans,” the King underscored.“Since we recovered the Sahara, for every single dirham of revenue from the Sahara, the state invests 7 dirhams there, as part of the solidarity between the regions and between the sons and daughters of the nation.”To back his statement, the Moroccan monarch made a comparison between the human development indicators in the region in 1975 and nowadays, as well as between the Saharawi cities and the rest of Morocco.In this regard, he said that while human development indicators were 6% lower in the Sahara than in northern Morocco, they are now above the national average.“Today, those indicators are much higher in the southern provinces than the national average. Therefore, let me say this, loud and clear: stop spreading false allegations that Morocco is exploiting the region’s wealth,” he said.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

PlayStation Mobile service available on October 3rd

first_imgSony has announced that their new mobile service, PlayStation Mobile, will be available on October 3rd.PlayStation Mobile was originally known as PlayStation Suite and has been talked about for a number of years now, but finally it’s becoming a reality and it’s Sony’s very own way of competing with the mobile gaming market. On launch of PS Mobile, 30 games will be available to download and play. Price range wise, the cheapest games will be around $0.63, a little cheaper than your average mobile app, with the premium games costing around $10.77. Those are converted Japanese prices, so most likely they will become $0.99 through $9.99 in the US.As for what the launch games will be, it seems there’s a mix of third-party games and some from across Sony’s own studios. The details of which are sure to be released as we get closer to launch day.To attract more developers to make games for PlayStation Mobile, a developer kit will be launching in November offering all the tools required to get on the store. Using the developer program will cost $99 a year, which which is comparable to what other app stores do.PS Mobile will be available for PlayStation Certified devices, which includes a growing range of non-Sony mobile devices and of course, the PS Vita. The latest companies to join the Certified program are Fujitsu and Sharp, meaning even more ways to play PS Mobile apps in the near future.With the launch of both PS Plus on PS Vita and PS Mobile just around the corner, Sony really is trying hard to make the Vita a much more desirable investment. Will it persuade you to pick one up this Christmas?via IGNlast_img read more

16yearold pulled helmet over Gardas face before punching him in the head

first_img16-year-old pulled helmet over Garda’s face before punching him in the head multiple times The incident happened on Henry Street last June. By Tom Tuite Saturday 4 Feb 2017, 7:45 AM Short URL 22,278 Views Feb 4th 2017, 7:45 AM File photo Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.iecenter_img No Comments Share Tweet Email Image: Sam Boal/ A YOUTH IS facing sentence for attacking a Garda sergeant on Dublin’s Henry Street.The 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty at the Dublin Children’s Court to assault causing harm to the officer on 18 June last.Garda Sergeant Adrian Kinsella said there were difficulties among a crowd watching a street performance.He said his colleague spoke to the busker and asked to see his permit when the boy and another youth attempted to intervene.They were not connected to the busker and were directed by the garda sergeant to move on at which the boy turned but on leaving he said “fuck yourself” to the sergeant.The youth pulled the garda’s bicycle helmet over his face and punched him in the head. Both fell to the ground and the boy got on top of the sergeant and continued to punch him in the face and head area.The garda then restrained the teenager. A medical report was furnished to the court and Judge John O’Connor noted that the sergeant recovered from his injuries.Defence counsel Damian McKeone put it to the witness that the attacked garda said in his statement that he had been punched just twice.However, Garda Sergeant Kinsella disagreed and said that he had seen CCTV footage which showed his colleague was punched a number of times.He did not agree that the youth had complied with the direction to leave the area because he did do so in a peaceful manner.The teenager had one prior criminal conviction for violent disorder for which he was placed on probation for 12 months in February last year.The court heard he is attending a youth drug and alcohol treatment service.Judge O’Connor said an attack like this was very serious and he adjourned sentencing for four weeks to allow time for a probation report on the youth to be furnished to the court.The teen, who did not address the court, was accompanied to court by his mother and remains on bail.His co-defendant, another 16-year-old boy, is due back in court later this month to indicate how he will plead.Read: Russian man who says he was born here in 1940 has citizenship bid overturnedRead: Two men jailed for attacking bin man and garda because their bin wasn’t collected File photo Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Les séismes au Chili auraient déformé la Terre de façon permanente

first_imgLes séismes au Chili auraient déformé la Terre de façon permanenteSelon une récente étude, les nombreux séismes qui se sont produits au Chili dans le passé ont causé des dommages permanents à la surface de la Terre, suggérant que celle-ci n’est pas aussi élastique que les chercheurs ne le pensaient.Violents et imprévisibles, les séismes sont capables de faire des milliers de morts et de causer des dommages considérables sur les infrastructures lorsqu’un pays n’y est pas préparé. Mais les séismes ont aussi un impact à la surface même de la Terre : causées par une brusque libération d’énergie dans les profondeurs, les secousses causent souvent des fractures ou des déplacements au niveau des régions touchées. Néanmoins, depuis de nombreuses années, les chercheurs estimaient que la croûte terrestre présentait une certaine élasticité qui lui permettait au fil des mois ou des décennies de revenir en place. Ce phénomène a été observé pour la première fois après le tremblement de terre survenu en 1906 à San Francisco, qui a permis de donner naissance au modèle du “rebond élastique” : au cours du XXe siècle, des systèmes satellite ont permis de mettre en évidence les mouvements de blocs de croûte et de constater qu’ils avaient tendance à se remettre tels qu’ils étaient avant que le séisme ne se produise. Toutefois, ceci ne serait pas toujours valable comme le suggère une nouvelle étude publiée dimanche dans la revue Nature Geoscience. Dirigés par le géologue Richard Allmendinger de la  Cornell University, ces travaux indiquent que des séismes de magnitude égale ou supérieure à 7 survenus par le passé auraient déformé de façon permanente la croûte terrestre dans le nord du Chili, en causant des fractures irréversibles. Des fissures préservées pendant des milliers d’années C’est en se rendant sur place avec des collègues que le chercheur a constaté le phénomène. “Au départ, mes étudiants et moi sommes allés dans le nord du Chili pour étudier d’autres motifs. Pendant que nous étions là-bas, notre collègue chilien, le professeur Gabriel Gonzalez de l’Universidad Católica del Norte, nous a emmenés dans une région où ces fractures étaient particulièrement visibles”, a expliqué à OurAmazingPlanet Richard Allmendinger.”Je me souviens encore m’être senti bouleversé – je n’avais jamais vu quelque chose comme ça en 40 ans de carrière de géologue – et perplexe aussi. Qu’étaient ces motifs et comment s’étaient-ils formés ? Les scientifiques détestent laisser des choses inexpliquées, donc ça a continué de me trotter dans la tête”, a t-il indiqué. Le nord du Chili est l’une des régions les plus arides qui existent sur Terre. Aussi, “nous avons virtuellement un enregistrement unique des importants séismes qui sont survenus au cours du dernier million d’années”, a précisé Richard Allmendinger. En effet, alors que les analyses réalisées n’enquêtent que sur des cycles de trois à quatre séismes, “notre enregistrement des fissures de la plaque supérieure couvrent des milliers de cycle de séismes”. 1 à 10% des déformations seraient permanentes Grâce à cela, les chercheurs ont pu examiner l’impact de nombreux séismes sur une période bien plus longue. Ils ont ainsi découvert qu’une petite mais significative portion (1 à 10%) des déformations de la Terre causées par 2.000 à 9.000 secousses au cours des 800.000 à un million dernières années était permanente. Ces déformations comprennent des fissures de quelques millimètres à plusieurs mètres observées dans la croûte notamment dans le désert d’Atacama, suggérant donc une bien moins bonne élasticité que les chercheurs ne le pensaient.”C’est seulement dans un endroit comme le désert d’Atacama que ces fissures peuvent être observées – dans tout autre endroit, les processus de surface les auraient effacé en quelques jours ou semaines – mais à Atacama, elles ont été préservées durant des millions d’années”, a ajouté Allmendinger à OurAmazingPlanet. “Nous avons toutes les raisons de penser que nos résultats seraient applicables à d’autres régions, mais ceci n’est simplement pas préservé de la même façon qu’il ne l’est dans le désert d’Atacama”.  Des modèles géologiques toujours fiables ? D’après ce scientifique et ses collègues, cette découverte soulève naturellement des questions quant à la fiabilité des modèles établis par les géologues qui étudie les cycles sismiques. “Leur modèle suppose généralement que toute la déformation de la plaque supérieure liée au cycle sismique est élastique – récupérable comme une bande élastique – et non permanente. Si une partie de cette déformation est permanente, alors les modèles devront être repensés”, a estimé Allmendinger. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pour en savoir plus et confirmer ou non leur hypothèse, l’équipe compte bien poursuivre les travaux dans la même région, au niveau de la ville d’Iquique située à proximité d’une faille tectonique. Ceci est “l’un des rares endroits le long de la côte ouest d’Amérique du Sud qui n’a pas eu de séisme important au cours des 100 dernières années et donc qui a une forte probabilité de séisme majeur dans les prochaines décennies”, a indiqué Allmendinger. “Nous pourrons alors peut-être tester nos prédictions au sujet des tremblements de terre”, si un tel évènement survient, a t-il conclu.Le 2 mai 2013 à 11:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

The Rock and Siri Made a Gigantic MovieStyle Ad

first_imgTeamed w/ @Apple to make the biggest, coolest, sexiest, funnest (is that a word?) movie ever. Drops TOMORROW!#ROCKxSIRI #DominateYourDay— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 23, 2017Along with the tweet, came the announcement that the movie would be posted in its entirety on Apple’s YouTube channel. That was enough to get some people speculating that this thing was an actual full-length movie. Like with a plot and everything. Could The Rock really have made an action movie where his only partner is an artificial voice on his phone? Johnson’s Facebook post also seemed to imply to some that it was a feature-length movie.“I make movies for the world to enjoy and we also made this one to motivate you to get out there and get the job done. I want you to watch it, have fun with it and then go LIVE IT,” he wrote.It wasn’t until someone asked Johnson on Twitter what the thing was actually going to be, that we got a clearer idea. Haha it’s a crazy fun commercial we’ll drop tomorrow. Dominate your day brother — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 23, 2017So it’s a commercial. Of course, it is. But Johnson wasn’t lying. The ad dropped on Apple’s YouTube channel today, and it’s probably the biggest, craziest, most movie-like commercial it’s possible to make.Already, it’s way better than any of the previous iPhone 7 ads the company has made. It doesn’t have that air of smug pretentiousness that permeates so much of their advertising. It feels like someone was given a whole bunch of money and the freedom to go absolutely nuts with it. The premise is ridiculous. Johnson hears on the news that he can’t possibly take on any more projects, so he starts checking off life goals before shooting the climactic scene from his next big-budget sci-fi movie. Siri keeps him on schedule. And of course, there’s a “smell what The Rock is cooking” joke in there. We haven’t had one of those in a while.So the movie turned out to be a big-budget three-minute commercial, because what else was it going to be. It’s still more fun than any iPhone ad we’ve seen before. Even when he’s hawking phones, The Rock is still fun to watch.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. California Wants to Limit Storage of Smart Speaker RecordingsFacebook’s Virtual Assistant To Challenge Alexa, Siri Stay on target Dwayne Johnson, also occasionally known as The Rock, is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. He’s grown from a cheesy CGI scorpion-man to legitimate star who knows his way around comedy as well as action. It seems like everyone wants to work with the guy. Even artificial intelligence assistants. Sunday afternoon, Johnson announced he was making the “biggest, coolest, sexiest, funnest… movie ever” with Apple’s Siri.last_img read more

Puel expects Kasper to stay back with Maguire at Leicester

first_imgLeicester star Kasper Schmeichel has been heavily linked with a move out of the club.Speculative reports suggest Chelsea are in search of a replacement for outgoing goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Puel believes Kasper should stay back at Leicester along with Maguire even if Chelsea wants to his services.‘We cannot lose players just a few days before the beginning of the season,’ he said as quoted Metro Uk.‘We would not be able to find a solution and we cannot be behind.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.‘Kasper and Maguire are so valuable for us. It is important to maintain our structure, our squad and all our valuable players for the team.‘We know all the difficulties after the World Cup, to work in this condition to prepare all of the squad, to keep good mentality and spirit and to find a good level for every player.‘If we have another surprise before the end of the pre-season, it will be tough.’last_img read more

Dortmund director Jadon Sancho will be with us for a long

first_imgBorussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc reckons that Jadon Sancho won’t be leaving anytime soonThe 18-year-old winger is one of football’s hottest young prospects following a breakthrough campaign at Dortmund this season.Sancho’s impressive displays at Signal Iduna Park have helped Dortmund become the surprise leaders of the Bundesliga with a two-point advantage over reigning champions Bayern Munich.In light of this development in Germany, Gareth Southgate called up Sancho for the England squad during the recent international break – where he made his debut against Croatia.Sancho’s profile grew yet again over the weekend, where he scored his first ever brace in Dortmund’s 2-2 draw with Hertha BSC.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.But, amid growing interest in the youngster, Zorc expects to retain Sancho for quite some time yet.“I’m pretty sure Jadon will be playing with us for some time,” said Zorc on Sport Bild.Sancho has managed five goals and seven assists in 13 appearances for Dortmund across all competitions this season.The England international is contracted at the German club until June 2022.last_img read more

Police say prolific armed robbery suspect caught in Portland

first_imgClark County deputies helped build a case that led to the arrest Wednesday of a Portland man who allegedly robbed 21 restaurants and retailers over a six-week stretch. Detectives with Portland’s Special Emergency Reaction Team on Wednesday took into custody 49-year-old James Robert Wiley, who was arrested on suspicion of armed robberies in Clark County and Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah counties in Oregon, according to a news release issued by Portland police.The news bulletin announced the arrest of a “prolific armed robbery suspect.”Wiley was arrested after he was stopped in a vehicle at Northeast 81st Avenue and Fremont Street in Portland. Detectives searched his vehicle and a nearby hotel room, and recovered two replica firearms and other evidence they allege connects him to the robberies. The robbed businesses included hair salons, a cigarette shop, a market, a flower and gift shop, a gelato place, a jewelry store, three Subway sandwich shops, a Big Lots store and a Pizza Hut, police said.The armed robberies were committed between Dec. 27 and Feb. 4. Wiley was believed to have robbed Hair Face & Nail Place, 6400 N.E. Highway 99 in Vancouver, on Jan. 6.last_img read more

Man attempts to saw off arms in California Home Depot

first_imgA crazed, unidentified mans walked into a Home Depot in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening and attempted to saw his arms off in front of horrified customers, according to several news sources.The LA Times reports that police say they arrived at the store to find the man passed out on the floor surrounded in blood.Police Cpl. Rudy Lopez told The Times that an off-duty Pasadena paramedic was inside the store and helped officers treat the man by making tourniquets from twine and rags found in the store.The man was taken to a nearby hospital, but his condition is unknown at this time.Lopez told KABC-TV in Los Angeles that “witnesses said they first noticed him in the action of cutting himself with the saws. The scene itself was quite gruesome.”This story will be updated as more information becomes available.last_img read more

Heavy rains likely from tomorrow

first_imgMedak: The Southwest Monsoon continued to be weak over Telangana for the second day during the last 24 hours ending at 8.30 am on Thursday. Rain occurred at isolated places across the State. There was one cm rain in Tekmal of Medak district, according to the Met department bulletin. It warned of heavy rain very likely to occur at isolated places in Telangana for three days from June 29. Also Read – Solve farmers problems, demands Congress in Kamareddy Advertise With Us The forecast said light to moderate rain or thundershowers are very likely to occur at a few places over Telangana. Light to moderate rains or thunder showers very likely to occur at many places in the State from June 28 to July 1. The rain is being caused by the upper air cyclonic circulation over the west-central Bay of Bengal off the Andhra Pradesh coast which lies over the north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts. A low-pressure area is very likely to form over the north Bay and its neighbourhood around June 30 which is likely to become more marked subsequently.last_img read more

Breaking News 53 magnitude earthquakes jolts Manipur no casualties

first_imggoogleA low-intensity earthquake has hit the northeast states of India on Thursday measuring a magnitude of 5.3 at the Richter scale.According to the Indian weather office, the earthquake struck around 1.15 pm and the epicentre of the earthquake was in Senapati district of Manipur.The mild earthquakes have however jolted the neighbouring states of Assam and Nagaland. The tremors lasted for around 20 seconds.No causalities have been reported so far.(awaiting further updates)last_img

Too Many Dying Too Young

first_imgBy Alexa Imani Spencer, Howard University News ServicesThis is the second of a two-part series on the murders of teenagers throughout the U.S.  Read the first part here. While the nation’s attention is focused on deaths in school shootings, most teenage murders occur daily in African-American and Hispanic neighborhoods with little fanfare or public debate.  Steven Slaughter was blithely walking home from the 7-Eleven store with friends on a Sunday afternoon at the beginning of the year in his southeast Washington, D.C. neighborhood when it happened.Steven Slaughter, a 9th grader, dreamed of playing football for a major college. He was murdered at 14 while walking home from a local store. (Courtesy photo)It was January 14, the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Steven, a 9th grader who dreamed of playing football for a major college, and his friends were looking forward to being out of school Monday for the national holiday.When they got to the 1700 block of Minnesota Avenue, a man, who police say is 21-year Anthony D. Allen, pulled a gun and tried to rob them.  Something went wrong, and Steven was shot several times.When police arrived at 6:59 p.m., Steven lay bleeding on the ground in front of Garden Memorial Presbyterian Church, just a block from his house.  Medics took him to a local hospital, but not long after his arrival he was dead, and with him the dreams of a young Black child and all the hopes and aspirations that his parents, relatives and friends had for him.  He was 14.Steven was the youngest of four teenage victims of gun violence in one month in the nation’s capital at the start of the year.  The others were Paris DeShawn Brown, 19; Davon Fisher, 17; and Taiyania Aaliyah Thompson, 16.While America mourns the deaths of 17 teenagers killed in a Florida high school shooting and debate gun control in the wake of such incidents, lost in the conversation is the fact that a similar number of children and teenagers are shot and killed every week.  Nearly 20 Americans between the ages of 13 and 19 are murdered on average each week by gun violence, according to Statistica, a data website.Instead of mass murders victims, they are single, solitary deaths that occur on average two a day. They are Miracle McGowan, 15, killed January 12 in a drive-by shooting as she and three other people sat in a car in the Florence-Firestone neighborhood in Los Angeles.They are Natalie Hernandez in Dallas, 14-year-old fatally February 12 as she and three other W. W. Samuell High School students were sitting in a car in a city park.  They are Ga’Quavious Williams, 17, found dead in February outside of an Atlanta home with a gunshot wound in the back.Mostly they are Black and Hispanic, and their deaths rarely become a national rallying point around guns or gun control.  Instead, family members and friends place their photos on T-shirts and place mementos around the places they were killed.Four murders of teenagers in one month was an oddity for D.C., but it was also a reminder of disparate toll that gun violence takes on black communities.This is a look at some of those lives.To honor him, Steven Slaughter’s classmates and staff at his school decorated his locker. (Photo by Alexa Imani Spencer)Steven was described as a good student with lots of friends.“Everybody who came across him, they loved him,” his mother, Tiffanie Jones, 35, told the Washington Post, “They could feel his energy.”At Friendship Collegiate Academy, where Steven went to school, 9th Grade academy director, Lauren Johnson, recalls Steven as a “lively,” “giving,” and “sweet” student. He worked hard for his grades and was highly regarded by many teachers and students, she said.Shortly after his death, the school held a ceremony at the flagpole to honor his life.  Led by the campus’ counselor-pastor, students read poems, lit candles, and released balloons.   Students signed laminated posters with kind words and thoughts to give to his mother. Grief counseling also took place in each of the classes that he attended. Many students cried, Johnson recalled.Steven’s locker remained decorated with photos, balloons, and signatures in March, as did his seat in his former English and math classes. On the 14th of February and March, the school gave prizes at lunch to commemorate Steven’s core values.“We have done so much to honor Steven,” Johnson said.  “I wish we could do more.” Johnson said.Taiyania Aaliyah Thompson,  was the last teenager shot and killed in the nation’s capital in January.Taiyania Thompson, 16, pictured above. (Courtesy photo)Thompson, 16, was fatally shot Jan. 25 while sitting on a living room sofa inside an apartment on Mount Olivet Road in Northeast Washington. Nearly a week after the shooting, police arrested Taiyania’s boyfriend of 8 months, Dekale Bowman.Bowman, 18, has been charged with second-degree murder while armed. An affidavit filed in D.C. Superior Court stated that he shot Taiyania “by accident.”As a child, Taiyania was given the nickname “Mama” by family for her caring nature, who said. In an interview, her family described her as “youthful,” while also having a maturity level unusual for her age.Her sister, Tiashaundra Thompson, 19, said the two had a special relationship. Thompson recalled Taiyania consoling Thompson’s daughter when she was a baby. Taiyania could stop her from crying with little effort, an ability that her older sister could not understand.“She had my back and I had hers, and we had that understood,” Thompson said.Taiyania wanted to become a veterinarian, her mother, Lajoyina Thompson said.“She used to want to rescue all the animals that she saw outside,” Thompson, 41, said.While attending Sustainable Futures Public Charter School, Taiyania began to experiment with fashion and makeup and hoped to one day open her own clothing store, her family said. She was a private person, they said. She spent much of her time writing about life experiences; filling notebooks with raps, songs and poems.Taiyania Thompson kneels at the grave of her father, who was gunned down in an attempted robbery when he was 17. Thompson didn’t live as long as he did. Thompson, one of four teeangers killed in the nation’s capital in January, was shot and killed st 16. (Courtesy photo)“Her uniqueness was remixing everything in her own way,” another sister, Tiandra Thompson, 21, said.Taiyania’s family said she was deeply affected by her father’s death, even though she was just 5 months old when he was fatally shot, allegedly in a robbery in D.C.  He was 17—just one year older than Taiyania when she died.“[His death] was something that she had to carry with [her],” sister Tiashaundra Thompson said.For years, Taiyania yearned for her father, her family said.Taiyania’s sister Tiandra said two have been reunited in death.“He’s gone and she’s up there with him,” she said, “and that’s all that she basically ever wanted. That’s all she ever needed.  Nothing here on this earth, on this world, could’ve satisfied her but that.”Lajoyina Thompson said her daughter left her a message in a post Taiyania made on social media.In the comment, written weeks before her passing, Taiyania referred to her mother as a “strong, beautiful, young, black queen.”“I think that’s why I’m able to stay as strong as I am,” her mother said, “because that was my daughter’s last image of me, and I want to uphold that image that she left having of me.”last_img read more

2DS and 3DS mod allows use of GameCube controller for input

first_imgAnyone who’s played a Smash Bros. game knows how intense it can get and how much stress it can place on a controller. Nintendo has even gone so far as to add support for and resurrect the best controller to play Super Smash Bros. with: the GameCube controller.There’s two versions of Super Smash Bros. heading to retail, though. The first hits store shelves on October 3 for the 3DS. Wii U owners will be kept waiting until the end of December for their version with GameCube controller support built-in (and costing $100 in a bundle). Japanese gamers have already got their hands on the 3DS version and it is breaking the Slide Pad. The rubber top either falls off or the plastic underneath breaks due to the stresses placed on it from repeated play.The only real answer to this issue is to be more careful and gentle with your 3DS/2DS, but that’s not easy to do when you’re engrossed in the game. So modder Loopy came up with an alternative solution: he modded a 2DS to allow a GameCube controller to be used for input.Here’s the mod in action with the controller being used to play Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition:Since Loopy’s mod appeared the same has been implemented for the 3DS:Granted, this isn’t a fix the majority of 2DS/3DS owners would be capable of or willing to  implement. However, it could give Nintendo the idea of actually supporting the GameCube controller for its handheld hardware in some fashion. I’m sure they wouldn’t mind a few extra sales of GameCube controllers and converters.last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | July 23, 2009 Siemens Debuts IM-RealART Treatment Planning Solution Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 22, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Machine Learning to Automate Radiotherapy Treatment Planning Leigh Conroy, Ph.D., physics resident, Universi read more News | Radiation Therapy | July 09, 2019 Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Deliver Personalized Radiation Therapy New Cleveland Clinic-led research shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can use medical scans and health records to… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Feature | Treatment Planning | July 01, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis New Treatment Planning System Technologies Treatment planning systems (TPS)… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more syngo RT OncologistJuly 23, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare (booth #711) brings the treatment plan to the patient with the IM-RealART Solution, debuting at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in Anaheim, Calif., July 26-30. IM-RealART Solution is described by Siemens as a real-time adaptive radiation therapy solutions, resulting in high-quality plans that can be produced in approximately 10 minutes or less, and is said to not require patient re-positioning or extensive re-planning processes.With current image-guided solutions, doctors have the ability to track shape changes in a patient’s anatomy between treatments, but unfortunately, this does not allow for adjustments in the treatment plan prior to the treatment delivery within an acceptable timeframe. IM-RealART Solution accounts for the difference in the patient from scan to scan, while still maintaining the same timeslots.”Image-plan-treatment is the wave of the future in radiation therapy,” said X. Allen Li, Ph.D., DABMP, FAAPM, chief of Physics and professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. “With IM-RealART, I can create new plans in as little as eight minutes, enabling me to make real-time corrections to the plan based on the interfractional anatomy variations.”IM-RealART Solution is designed specifically for immediate replanning within Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT). It combines Siemens CTVision system with the PROWESS RealART Treatment Planning System, designed to offer diagnostic-quality, in-room imaging, while allowing physicians to react immediately to changes in patient anatomy and replan the treatment on the spot. The Siemens booth will also feature a theater area, where live presentations will be presented, further demonstrating Siemens’ commitment to radiation oncology. Presentation topics scheduled for the theater area include: the IM-RealART Solution, the SOMATOM Definition AS CT scanner, a new image review and approval solution (ImageGrid RT Viewer) and the recently launched Biograph mCT.In the booth at this year’s conference, Siemens will also be highlighting the following:syngo MultiModality Workplace (MMWP) – Formerly known as LEONARDO, this syngo post-processing workplace provides the ability to view, process, and evaluate the results from various imaging modalities to accurately screen, diagnose, prescribe, and then plan the treatment. The MMWP provides the ability to view different images, such as CT, MR, PET, or X-ray, and then compare, overlay, and fuse the datasets in a single database. syngo RT Therapist 4.1 – The syngo-based Therapist Workspace™ combines Siemens imaging expertise, advanced data processing, and syngo standard medical imaging platform to provide a comprehensive Oncology Workflow Solution for radiation therapists. The syngo-based Therapist Workspace is the first application to truly integrate and automate the processes of image guidance and treatment delivery. This application supports automated 2D and 3D image acquisition, patient offset determination, patient setup, treatment delivery, and full access to the oncology information system. syngo RT Oncologist* – This application provides the oncologist with all necessary data and applications required for localizing and contouring the target and critical adjacent structures, visualization, and review of 2D and 3D images prior treatment history – all in the privacy of the oncologist’s office.Biograph mCT – In addition to being the first imaging device to offer whole-body PET•CT scanning in just five minutes, Biograph mCT is an ideal solution for radiation therapy planning. It gives you a large 78-cm bore for RTP devices, a sturdy, extra-wide 500-pound capacity bed, integrated PET and CT gating, excellent tumor delineation, and full DICOM RT connectivity with all major RTP vendors. Additionally, mCT’s Adaptive Dose Shield protects the patient from unnecessary pre- and post-spiral radiation, conserving 20 percent dosage in routine CT exams.MVision – MVision is a unique volumetric in-line target imaging solution and the natural next step in IGRT. The system is one of the first commercial implementation of cone beam technology utilizing a standard radiotherapy treatment beam. Designed to complement a clinic’s oncology workflow, MVision fully integrates and automates all processes, including acquisition, reconstruction, registration, assessment, patient positioning, and clinical review. With a few simple steps, therapists can calculate 3D offsets, send them to the treatment couch to compensate for daily variations, and safely deliver therapy. PreScision Stereotactic Solution – This package combines the ONCOR linear accelerator, 550 TxT treatment table, a variety of beam-shaping devices, and an array of stereotactic apparatus and patient fixation devices for radiosurgery.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Treatment Planning | July 02, 2019 RaySearch Releases Version 9A of RayStation Treatment Planning System RaySearch announced the release of RayStation 9A, the latest version of its radiation therapy treatment planning system… 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 Mahadevappa Mahesh discusses trends in medical physics at the 2019 AAPM meetingVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:01Loaded: 4.04%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_imgAir France KLM has announced a new partnership with Qantas’ low cost subsidiary, Jetstar Airways, that will see the two airlines offer daily one-stop flights between the Gold Coast to Europe, via Japan.Announced this morning, passengers can fly with Jetstar from Coolangatta Airport, the Gold Coast to Tokyo or Osaka before connecting to an Air France flight to Paris or KLM service to Amsterdam.Air France KLM Australia and New Zealand regional manager Tom Reeves said the partnership would increase the airline’s offerings from the Australian market as well as “add a new option” for travellers from the Gold Coast heading into Europe.“Air France and KLM together offer an enormous global network, including more than 150 destinations throughout Europe,” Mr Reeves said. “From Australia, our group already offers more than 500 departures per week through code share or commercial partnerships with a range of airlines.”Last month Air France KLM announced the launch of a new campaign targeting Australia’s resources industry, educating them on the carrier’s flights to Africa’s oil, gas and mining regions. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

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