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Nine students killed cartruck collision on PuneSolapur highway

first_imgPune: Nine students were killed after their car collided with a truck on the Pune-Solapur Highway here in the early hours of Saturday, police said.The accident took place around 1.30 am near Kadamwak Wasti in Pune district. “The deceased, who were in the age group of 19 to 23 years, were residents of Yavat in Pune district and returning to their hometown from Raigad,” Senior Inspector at the Loni Kalbhor police station Suraj Bandgar said. “The car was being driven at a high speed. After reaching Kadamwak Wasti, the driver lost control over the car and the vehicle first hit a divider and then collided with the truck after landing on the other side of the highway,” he said. Also Read – MP woman hangs herself after killing three childrenPreliminary investigation revealed that the accident was due to overspeeding and the driver losing control over the vehicle, Bandgar said. The inspector said some employees at a toll plaza from where the car had passed a few minutes before the accident, also said it was overspeeding. The impact of the collision was such that the car got badly mangled and eight of its nine occupants died on the spot, he said. “Local residents and police saw that one of the occupants was making some movement and he was immediately taken to a nearby hospital. However, he was declared brought dead,” Bandgar said. The bodies have been sent for postmortem and the matter is being investigated, the officer said.last_img read more

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CANADIANS AT CANNES 2018

first_imgAdvertisement Toronto, ON – Canada has a long history with Cannes. In recent years Xavier Dolan had become a festival regular and a bit of a festival darling but things changed last year when his film It’s Only the End of the World was heavily criticized in the press. There was some thought he would be at the southern France destination but announced his latest effort, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, would not be ready in time for the 71st Festival de Cannes. As a result, for the second year in a row, there are no Canadians among the film screening in competition.The name most associated with Cannes is David Cronenberg. He won the Cannes Jury Special Prize in 1996 for Crash, presided over the Cannes Film Festival jury in 1999 and in 2006 the festival honoured him with its lifetime achievement award, which is known as the Carrosse d’Or.This year the big name at Cannes is Denis Villeneuve. The Quebec filmmaker who completed five films in the last six years is a member of the Palme d’Or jury. It’s a nine-member international panel led this year by Australian actress Cate Blanchett. Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart also sit on this year’s jury. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebooklast_img read more

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Recruit battles heart condition opposition

Dealing with adversity is something that many athletes learn to cope with in their careers. Most, though, do not face potentially life-threatening situations.This was the case for Chad Hagan, the Ohio State football recruit listed at 6-feet-2-inches and 230 pounds, who last April found out he had an uncommon heart condition.“He was going in for a very minor procedure on his shin … when they went to anesthetize him, the anesthesiologist determined the irregularity in the heartbeat,” said Guy Montecalvo, Hagan’s football coach at Canon-McMillan high school in Canonsburg, Pa.The condition, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, causes irregular or rapid heartbeats, sometimes so fast that the chambers of the heart cannot fill back up with blood. This caused his heart to enlarge, which the doctors initially thought was a more serious condition.“Actually the heart had just grown larger to accommodate the more rapid, immature beats that did not allow the left side of the heart to pump out the necessary blood,” Montecalvo explained.He was able to return partway through his senior season, playing in five-and-a-half games, recording 497 yards and seven touchdowns on 87 carries and totaling 33 tackles on defense.During Hagan’s basketball season, another issue seemed to be developing with his rapid heartbeat. The doctors were again able to perform an operation, and Hagan was allowed to return to sports.While Hagan’s past has been difficult, his future with the Buckeyes looks bright.“The thing with Chad is, he could be an ultra-freak athlete,” said Kevin Noon, managing editor of Buckeyegrove.com. Registering a 4.4 40-yard dash and a 40-inch vertical, Hagan has all the physical tools to play and be successful at the college level.In terms of his past medical issues, it seems he will be alright as a Buckeye.“The doctors have pretty much given him a clean bill of health,” Montecalvo said. “He will continue to be monitored by a cardiologist … but as of now, the heart rate is good.”This is good news to Buckeye fans, as it seems Hagan has the potential to be a starter in the future in Ohio Stadium.While Hagan played both offense and defense in high school, it is on the defensive side of the ball where he is going to look to make his mark as a Buckeye. Some recruiting sites list him as a linebacker at the college level. Noon, though, thinks he has the ability to succeed as a safety.“As long as he proves he has the cover skills, I have no doubt that he’s got the rest of the physical attributes that he could probably be pretty dangerous as [a defensive back],” Noon said. “I think that would be the place he would make the biggest impact.”Montecalvo, though, thinks those that projected Hagan at the linebacker position have it right.“I think he could be a great outside linebacker. … He’s getting bigger every week,” Montecalvo said. “Ohio State initially recruited him as a safety, but that was back when he was 205 pounds after his junior year. … I believe he will be a solid 235- to 240-pound player and, needless to say, he can play a lot of places.”While placing him at a certain position may be problematic for recruiting experts, it seems like it will be a wonderful issue for OSU football coach Jim Tressel to deal with. The question then becomes how soon it will be until fans get to see Hagan on the field.“I would say he is a candidate to redshirt, but he does have the capability of being on the coverage team,” Noon said. “With the way the depth chart sets up along those lines, that a year on the scout team learning those positions [would be the best].”Regardless of when or where Ohio State fans see Hagan, it seems the Buckeyes have acquired not only a potentially great football player, but also a great person.“[Chad] is a very mature young man,” Montecalvo said. “He’s had to go through some very unique circumstances than most of the boys that I’ve coached. Consequently, that’s caused him to grow up and mature a little quicker than some people do. He’s the type of guy that people can lean on and depend on him reaching out to when they have problems.” read more

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TOP 10 Handball Persons – Kasi Jesper as a Revolutionist

← Previous Story Igor Kos on the way to Csurgo Next Story → VELUX EHF Champions League 2011/12 Seeding List More than 36 thousand spectators in Copenhagen, 15.000 in “Bercy” at the French Cup Final, 20.000 waiting for the EHF F4 in Cologne, thousands in Kielce, Plock, Veszprem, Szeged, Koper and across Germany making handball rhapsody so nice, so big. Handball-Planet.com wants to present all the people, who with their work, motivation, vision and ideas made that possible. We made a list of TOP 10 Handball Persons, like most influential in our world – World of Handball.1. JESPER NIELSEN – KASI (Rhein Neckar Lowen – AG Copenhagen)With his influence in Rhein Neckar Lowen and AG Copenhagen, money and ideas, he became the handball revolutionist. He wanted to change the handball world, to give it more professional note and he does that.  Mannheim with 8.000 fans per game and “Parken” are symbols of his philosophy. Handball needs more “Bosses” like him…[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bvHFP9jd1M[/youtube]2. Andreas Rudolph (HSV Hamburg)After many years of Investment, Rudolph grabbed his first Bundesliga champions title. The First Man of HSV Hamburg deserved that. City of Hamburg got TOP handball team with more sold tickets than Kiel, we can tell “the most crowded hall in the World of Handball”. Hopefully, he won’t stop…3. Nikola Karabatic (France – Montpellier)Nikola went to Montpellier to put handball one step up in France. With all success with French national team, with his “Playboy” capabilities, outfit and marketing skills, he gives handball another dimension…4. Domingo Díaz de Mera (BM Ciudad Real)To keep F.C Barcelona in all kind of sports activity so many years without champions title, that is kind of Art.  Four consecutive ASOBAL title and three times EHF Champions League winner are in Ciudad Real. President is happy. Spain must find more people like him…5. Zoran Gobac (NT of Croatia, C.O Zagreb)Around him are always equal number of positive and negative voices. President, Director, “Alfa and Omega”, controversal, critical, interesting for journalist,  tough for coaches and players, but that is Gobac. It can be difficult for someone to admit, but he is the first stone for many success of Croatian handball. C.O Zagreb playing Champions League in the Arena with 15000 seats and for that, “he is guilty”..6. Marit Breivik (Norway)She is the founder of “Joy – Handball”. Even, she is now “ex” NT coach of Norwegian (1994-2009), her results and influence are so obvious. Norway is NO.1 in the World of women’s Handball and that will be “for a while with smile”. On March 16, 2009, Breivik was appointed Knight, First Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav for her efforts as a role model in Norwegian sports…7. Gro Hammerseng (Larvik – Norway)She won everything in Handball except WC’s gold, but it is on the way. Gro is very important part of the beautifull women’s movement, who  are playing handball with passion and joy. Nice and brave – perfect words for handball player. She is a kind of equivalent to Karabatic in male handball. Another brick in the wall of the global handball promotion…8. Ivano Balic (Croatia – C.O Zagreb)Magician. Balic gave to handball a basketball creativity. He doesn’t use his media and marketing potential as he can, often nervous with media and the people around him, but, when you are genius, all is forgiven. It is sad, because he doesn’t want to play in Bundesliga. That would be NBA.9. Bob Hanning (Fuchse Berlin)Another guy with a vision, coming from Germany. Secretary General of the team, Hanning made from Berlin – handball city. Handball is playing on East of Germany, again, and that was his mission. Fuchse is now serious team, with serious ambitions, 8.000 fan base and becomes huge refreshment for German and European handball. Munchen is waiting for someone…10. Bojana Popovic (Montenegro – Buducnost)She forced her small country to become ready for big things. With her in the team, Montenegro and Buducnost wants only to win in all the matches in all of the competitions. That’s kind of ambitions are growing only, when you have some spirituos in the team. Bojana won five EHF Champions League and that is enough. She is the best female handball player of 21st Century, even IHF didn’t give to her official award…photo: politiken.dk handball personsTOP 10 handballtop handball persons read more

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Felipe Borges to French Montpellier

felipe borgesMontpellier Agglomerate ← Previous Story YOUR OPINION: Who will play at VELUX EHF CL TOP 8? Next Story → SEHA F4: Three teams already in Skopje Ademar Leon suffering big financial crisis. How to survive this season is the only task of the team’s management despite solid performance of the squad, who qualified for the VELUX EHF CL TOP 16 with nice chances to secure place in the European elite next season through ASOBAL. Next departure is connected with the name of Brazilian star, left wing Felipe Borges (28). Borges transfer to French Montpellier will solve part of the debt to Montpellier for Di Panda’s transfer. He will spent 18 months in the t-shirt of the best French team of the last decade. read more

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How much can you sell your iPhone for right now

first_imgSo you’ve gotten over the shock of yesterday’s announcement that there will be no iPhone 5 and have decided you’ll settle for the iPhone 4S. Before you go sticking your old iPhone in a drawer, you may want to consider reselling it. There’s no reason your iPhone should collect dust alongside your Flip video camera, stacks of CD-Rs, and old phone chargers–maybe you only paid $200 for it, but both the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 are worth a pretty penny these days.We’ll get into how you can sell your old iPhone soon, but for now we wanted to take a look at how much money these used iPhones are worth. It’ll be a snapshot of the iPhone 4 market right now, and something we can revisit later on, say on October 15 (the day after the iPhone 4S comes out).eBay InstantSale looks to be offering the best deal at the moment, and you can sell your 32GB AT&T iPhone 4 for up to $357. However, you’ll have to be without a phone for a few days until the iPhone 4S is available as eBay is only offering this promotion until the end of the day today, October 5. You might not have to ship the phone for 7 days, but you will be without a phone for some time.eBay is also offering up to $325.50 for the 16GB AT&T model, $318.50 for the Verizon 32GB model, and $297.27 for the 16GB Verizon model. For 3GS owners looking to upgrade to the 4S, you can get up to $229 for the 32GB model, $188.75 for the 16GB model, and $179.75 for the 8GB 3GS. Amazon’s TradeIn prices are neck-and-neck, so that’s a great way to go as well and they might be more consistent than Best Buy’s which expire tonight.Plus, eBay has a feeling that some Android users may be switching over to the iPhone. It’s offering $200 for the HTC EVO 3D, HTC Thunderbolt, and HTC Droid Incredible 2. Not a bad deal, especially in light of the recent news about HTC’s Android phones having a major security issue.eBay InstantSale is just one of the many places you can resell your old iPhones. We’ve made a nice little chart for you to compare prices of different resale companies. Please note that these prices were accurate at the time of publication, and we’re sure they’ll be changing frequently as more and more people are selling their handsets. The prices were all determined by the most you could possibly get, meaning, if you have a mint-condition iPhone, these are the amounts you can expect:Long story short: eBay InstantSale is a great place to sell your iPhone, as is Amazon. Best Buy works well under some circumstances, but watch out for the smaller sites as you’ll be losing out. This might change over time though, so check back when you are actually ready to sell your iPhone.Of course it’s not very likely that you will get these exact prices, since a few little scratches here and there can bring your iPhone’s value down significantly. Also of note, Best Buy doesn’t seem to differentiate its prices between AT&T and Verizon models. But, judging by the pattern, you’re likely to get more money for an AT&T iPhone. And, don’t forget Craigslist–it’ll require a scary, in-person meeting but you can normally get very good money for a device of any condition if you go this route.Are you selling your old iPhone? If so, which company are you selling to and did you get a decent amount for your retired phone?last_img read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 Returns to Its Roots With Tabletop Prequel

first_imgStay on target You Can Now Pre-Order ‘Dungeons & Dragons Vs. Rick and Morty’ SetBest 2-Player Board Games As a sci-fi open-world RPG shooter from the makers of The Witcher, Cyberpunk 2077 was already one of our most hyped games after its full reveal at last year’s E3. And then this year CD Projekt Red went and announced that freaking Keanu Reeves is in the game. It’s enough to make you want to forget about the unfortunately regressive politics in a game named after an aesthetic and ethos as progressive as “cyberpunk.”Cyberpunk 2077 didn’t come out of nowhere though. It’s an adaptation of the classic 80s tabletop RPG Cyberpunk 2020. And while you’re waiting for the video game to release in the actual year 2020 next April, now there’s a new tabletop game to enjoy in the meantime.As reported by Polygon, Cyberpunk Red is a new game from original creator Mike Pondsmith designed as a prequel linking together the new video games with its tabletop roots. We just hope that means its jam-packed with new lore about Keanu Reeves’ character “Johnny Silverhand.”The starter set Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit is available physically for $30 starting August 1 at the tabletop gaming promised land that is Gen Con in Indianapolis. You’ll also be available to buy the digital version online. Publisher R. Talsorian Games has been steadily selling out of copies of the original Cyberpunk 2020 ever since excitement shot through the roof for the video game. But this seems like an even easier way to jump onboard.So before you wake up and starting burning cities, Samurai, roll the dice with Cyberpunk Red. For more on Cyberpunk 2077 check out the nearly hour-long gameplay demo from last year. For more tabletop/video gaming crossovers, check out board game versions of Zelda, God of War, Metal Gear, and Kingdom Hearts.last_img read more

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Free treats on Tax Day help frazzled filers chill in Vancouver

first_imgKara Benedict strolled up to the Kona Ice truck Monday afternoon with surprising perkiness for someone who got up at 4:30 a.m. to work at Starbucks.“After-work bonus,” Benedict said to no one in particular as she scanned the list of shave ice flavors before settling on a watermelon-sour cherry combination.Steve and Kelli McCulloch parked their Kona Ice truck Monday on West 13th Street, across from the downtown Vancouver post office. For two hours, the Ridgefield couple dispensed 150 to 200 free shave ice treats as part of Kona Ice’s “Chill Out Day” for April 15, when federal income tax returns are due.“It’s a stressful day,” Steve McCulloch said. “So we are helping them chill out a bit.”Benedict, who lives in the 13 West Apartments next to where the McCullochs parked their truck, said her “fabulous” mother-in-law already filed her tax return. So she wasn’t too stressed about tax day — or if the Kona Ice truck was running out of sour-cherry flavoring.“I’m not picky,” she said. “I’m getting this for free. I’m happy either way.”Elizabeth Blankenship said she drove 10 minutes to pick up a frozen dessert commonly associated with the Hawaiian islands.“I needed this,” she said. “I had to pay this year, six grand.”The IRS expects about 90 percent of federal income tax returns to be filed electronically, which made it unlikely that a horde of final-day filers would descend on the post office.last_img read more

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Salvation Army bellringing volunteers decrease

first_imgThe Salvation Army of Clark County is reporting that volunteerism, large donations and even applications for minimum-wage employment are down this holiday season.Maybe that’s because of an improving economy. A statement from the Christian nonprofit agency speculates that folks are starting to get “higher paying service jobs instead of minimum wage to stand in the cold and rain.”“For us, not having enough workers results in valuable store fronts going unmanned,” the statement says. At least 13 percent of the agency’s annual budget comes from the donations that local shoppers drop into red kettles in front of Fred Meyer and other local stores. The Salvation Army uses that money to provide Christmas food and gifts for needy people as well as housing and services for Salvation Army clients all year long. It’s also come to count on some big donations that have not come through this year, according to the statement from Majs. Michael and Susan Nute, leaders of the Salvation Army Clark County.This weekend, the Nutes added, the Salvation Army is glad to have youth participation from groups such as the Washington Timbers Soccer Club, Pop Warner Football and the Skyview Key Club and Skyview girls basketball team.But, “Unfortunately, even these numbers are down. Last year we had many more youth and more hours.”For more details regarding volunteer opportunities call JD Chandra at 360-448-2874.last_img read more

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Social service by TRS cadres on KTR birthday

first_imgSerilingampally: Local MLA Arekapudi Gandhi was the chief guest at the birthday celebrations of TRS working president K Tarakarama Rao in Hafeezpet/Madhapur divisions on Wednesday. Attended by Corporator V Pujita Jagadishwar Goud, Gandhi distributed tiffin boxes to 186 sanitation workers of the two divisions.Several ‘seva’ programmes, like providing mid-day meals for 1,500 students in Shantinagar, Gangaram, Madinaguda, Old Hafeezpet, Ambedkarnagar (900 students) and in Adityanagar, Kanamet, Izzatnagar, Gokul Plots, Chandranaik Thanda (600 students), gifts to meritorious students of 11 government and Urdu medium schools, presentation of cycles to top students of fourth and fifth classes and water bottles to students of classes one to three, were arranged in the divisions. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us Speaking at the birthday functions, Goud stated that KTR’s call for gift-a-smile challenge to mark his birthday was evoking a good response in the Twitter. She pledged to provide whatever assistance possible to the poor. The corporator pointed out that KTR as a minister and now as the TRS Working President was promptly responding however busy he might be to public appeals for assistance – “Every month KTR is helping 20-30 persons.” Pujitha said she had herself been inspired to take up service programmes and to participate in the gift-a-smile programmes. She observed that helping the maximum number of people as part of the challenge was the real gift to the TRS leader.last_img read more

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Khaleda shouldve been given more rigorous punishment Law minister

first_imgLaw minister Anisul Huq. File photoLaw minister Anisul Huq said on Sunday that BNP chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia should have been awarded with more rigorous punishment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.The fifth special judge’s court of Md Akhtaruzzaman on 8 February sentenced the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson to five years in jail along with a fine of Tk 21 million.“Considering her age, physical ailment and social dignity, the judge has awarded her a lesser punishment compared to what she deserves as per the gravity of the offence,” observed the law minister.He was speaking at a discussion on criminalised politics organised by ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) in the capital’s CIRDAP auditorium.Although the topic of the discussion was politics of corruption and criminalised politics, the central point of discussion was the BNP, Khaleda Zia and her exiled son Tarique Rahman.One to two discussants, however, talked about the corruption committed by ruling AL party’s leaders and activists.Claiming that the verdict against Khaleda had no link with politics, Anisul said the ruling AL has no involvement with the case in which Khaleda has been convicted.He further alleged that the conviction of Khaleda has pushed the BNP towards its crisis of existence.“The Awami League’s involvement is only with the trials which should be done for establishing rule of law and the Awami League is only ensuring that,” he added.The law minister went on to say, “You’ve swindled the money meant for orphans and now you are calling it a political case. This is a lame excuse. They’ve nothing to say other than this.”last_img read more

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Photos Car Cemetery Is Worlds Eeriest Traffic Jam

first_img Photos: Animals Rescued From Illegal Trafficking in ColombiaEagle Steals Rabbit From Fox in Mid-Air Battle Stay on target Sweden is covered by more than 50 percent forest, where more than 1,800 plant and animal species make their home. One forest in the region of Värmland, however, is home to a forgotten — and less alive — species. Hundreds of vintage cars from the 40s, 50s, and 60s, are hidden among the trees, abandoned and left to rust in an eerie kind of traffic jam.Adventurous hikers have spotted vintage Fords, Volvos, Opels, Buicks, Audis, and Saabs overgrown with moss and trees in the car graveyard, said to be owned by two brothers.A warning sign at the site reads:AdChoices广告“This car cemetery is private property. You may still look, take pictures but DO NOT take away parts. Do not destroy or in any other way disrupt this place. If you open a car door, please shut it again so the next visitor get the same experience as you did!! For info: after about 30 burglaries this year I’m fed up with it! I’ve made traps in the buildings so if you get hurt or die, I don’t care! Remember in this place no one can hear you scream…”Click through the slideshow to see images from the car graveyard.View as: One Page Slides1/191. Båstnäs Car CemeteryPhoto Credit: Rune Hellestad/Corbis via Getty ImagesHundreds of vintage cars from the 40s and 50s are abandoned in ‘car cemetery,’ located in a forest in Båstnäs, Sweden.2. Båstnäs Car CemeteryPhoto Credit: Rune Hellestad/Corbis via Getty ImagesHundreds of vintage cars from the 40s and 50s are abandoned in ‘car cemetery,’ located in a forest in Båstnäs, Sweden.3. Båstnäs Car CemeteryPhoto Credit: Rune Hellestad/Corbis via Getty ImagesHundreds of vintage cars from the 40s and 50s are abandoned in ‘car cemetery,’ located in a forest in Båstnäs, Sweden.4. 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Båstnäs Car CemeteryPhoto Credit: Rune Hellestad/Corbis via Getty ImagesHundreds of vintage cars from the 40s and 50s are abandoned in ‘car cemetery,’ located in a forest in Båstnäs, Sweden.15. Båstnäs Car CemeteryPhoto Credit: Rune Hellestad/Corbis via Getty ImagesHundreds of vintage cars from the 40s and 50s are abandoned in ‘car cemetery,’ located in a forest in Båstnäs, Sweden.16. Båstnäs Car CemeteryPhoto Credit: Rune Hellestad/Corbis via Getty ImagesHundreds of vintage cars from the 40s and 50s are abandoned in ‘car cemetery,’ located in a forest in Båstnäs, Sweden.17. Båstnäs Car CemeteryPhoto Credit: Rune Hellestad/Corbis via Getty ImagesHundreds of vintage cars from the 40s and 50s are abandoned in ‘car cemetery,’ located in a forest in Båstnäs, Sweden.18. Båstnäs Car CemeteryPhoto Credit: Rune Hellestad/Corbis via Getty ImagesHundreds of vintage cars from the 40s and 50s are abandoned in ‘car cemetery,’ located in a forest in Båstnäs, Sweden.19. Båstnäs Car CemeteryPhoto Credit: Rune Hellestad/Corbis via Getty ImagesThe warning sign at the Båstnäs Car Cemetery.More on Geek.com:63 Incredible Images of Earth from Space33 Surreal, Alien-Like Landscapes on EarthAbandoned Water Park Is Straight Out of a Horror Filmlast_img read more

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Legions Second Season Premiere Blurs the Line Between Secret and Delusion

first_img The second season of Legion aired its premiere last night, and it’s still the same surreal mind trip of a show it was last year. At the same time, it’s entirely different. David Haller is in a new place this season, both physically and mentally. He knows his strong telepathic abilities aren’t schizophrenia. After last season, he’s better able to control them. He’s not quite as consumed by sensory overload as he once was. As a result, the filming techniques had to change. Noah Hawley isn’t relying on the same tricks he was last season. Not only would that get boring, it wouldn’t make sense anymore. That’s not how David experiences the world.That’s not to say he’s entirely on solid ground. Right away in season two, there’s just as much disorienting him and us as there ever was. The Shadow King has escaped in the mind of Oliver Bird, and the pair have run off. Melanie Bird hasn’t taken that so well. She only just got her husband back before he was stolen away again. During her one brief scene of the episode, she seems out of it. She’s smoking Vapor, and rants at Syd about the men in their lives. About how they disappear with no notice. Absence, she says, is a form of control. She may have a point. While David was gone, we learn, Syd started holding her breath while boiling water for tea. If she could do it, she told herself, David was still alive. That’s what his absence forced him to do. And she can’t even be mad at him about it because he didn’t have a choice. He was taken.(Photo via FX)As the episode goes on, we start to feel like David is steering this ship much more than he’s letting on. When the episode begins, he’s unconscious, having just been found by his old Summerland friends. David thinks he’s only been gone for a day, when in reality, an entire year has passed. In that time, Summerland and Division 3 realized they have a common enemy in The Shadow King. They’ve since joined forces. Division 3 has realized that mutants are not the bad guys. Rather, this specific mutant is. Amahl Farouq, we learn, is searching for his own body that’s been hidden away ever since his battle with Professor Xavier. If he finds it, he’ll be unstoppable. Division three wants this to happen.Having been out of it for a year, David is immediately thrust in to an unfamiliar situation. That’s where Legion’s signature storytelling comes to the forefront. Much as it did in season one, the show constructs every scene to disorient you. But David isn’t so easily overwhelmed anymore. Instead, we’re introduced to confusing, nonsensical things that pass by without comment. We, like David, are forced to take it in, acknowledge the strangeness and move along. The head of Division 3 has some beehive-looking device permanently installed over his head. He speaks through mustachioed female (I think?) robots who speak in vocoded tones. Clark is a good guy now, and is largely presented in profile, with only the briefest shots of the burned half of his face. There’s a man in a pig mask that goes unremarked upon in Melanie’s room. Division 3 is a stranger place than Summerland ever was, and we, like David, are forced to just take it all in.Rachel Keller (Photo via FX)Division 3 is looking for Farouq, and they’ve linked him to something genuinely unsettling. There’s a virus going around called the Catalyst. It causes its victims to stand completely still, unmoving except for a constant chatter of teeth. I’ve been watching a ton of horror TV lately, and nothing has creeped me out quite like that image. Every time an outbreak strikes, it turns out Oliver and Farouq had been there moments before. I wish the episode had focused on it a little more. I want to know more about Division 3’s investigation, and how this virus works. Why is the Shadow King causing people to do this? I imagine we’ll get more of that as the season goes on. If the Catalyst virus turns out to be a slow burn mystery that unfolds over the entire season, that could be real fun and creepy. If that’s the case, I just wanted a little more set-up now. But hey, the episode is long as it is and it’s not a bad thing that the show left me wanting more.As we and David try to make sense of the world in season two, the show presents a couple of narrative breaks to remind us how futile that effort is. One tells a classic story of a young man dreaming of being a butterfly. When he wakes up, it occurs to him that he has no way of knowing whether or not he’s actually a butterfly dreaming of being a man. We tell ourselves whatever we need to to decide what reality is the real one. So what then, the second break asks, is a delusion? A delusion, it says, begins with an idea like any other. It uses eggs as a visual metaphor. One egg hatches a chick. That’s a normal idea. The other egg hatches a gooey black creature that Aubrey Plaza’s still-terrifying Shadow King picks up. A delusion, the narration says, is an idea that hangs around and takes hold of you. Later, when David and Syd lie in bed together, we see that creature crawl under David’s side.Aubrey Plaza (Photo: Screenshot via FX)So the question the episode raises becomes, what is the difference between a secret and a delusion? There may not be one. To keep a secret, you have to lie convincingly. To do that, on some level, you have to believe in the lie. You have to treat the lie as if it were true. And isn’t that the exact definition of a delusion? Division 3 spends the whole episode both catching David up and trying to figure out where he’s been for the past year. He insists he doesn’t remember, but when Ptonomy looks into his mind, we see that may not be entirely true. Though Ptonomy can’t find any evidence that David is lying, we do see images of David trapped in the sphere, among some trees on a city skyscraper’s rooftop, and in a club. He has some memory of where he’s been. Later, Carry puts David into a machine to try and see his memories. We get a scene of David in a club, running into Oliver and Lenny/Farouq. A wondrous, surreal interpretive dance scene breaks out. Even Carry starts doing it. It doesn’t tell us a whole lot, but like all of Legion’s dance scenes, that’s the point. It’s obscuring the truth. Making us question what is real and what isn’t.In the first season, we learned that David has remarkable control over his own mind. When he was being tormented by the Shadow King, he builds walls and barriers to escape. He created fake memories to hide things he wasn’t proud of from the people of Summerland. By the end of last night’s premiere, I got the feeling he could be doing it again. He has more memories of the past year than he’s letting on. After he got sucked into that strange orb, we learn, he met a version of Syd from the future. She tells him that The Shadow King is looking for his body. And for some reason, David must help him find it. It’s very important to future Syd that he do before time runs out. So David is working against Division 3 on some level. And it’s looking like he created a delusion for himself to keep that secret.Jemaine Clement (Photo: Screenshot via FX)It’s entirely possible that he’s being played too. As we saw from their reunion, David loves Syd and will do anything for her. Could the Shadow King be using that against him? Was that image of future Syd really just the Farouq trying to enlist David in the search for his body? Expect that question to be wrestled with for the next couple months as the season progresses. Right now though, I’m so happy Legion is back. No other superhero show is experimenting with the genre quite the way this one is. If last night’s episode is any indication, we have nine weeks of beautiful, terrifying, trippy, artistic stories ahead of us. And by changing how David reacts to disorienting stimuli, the show has given itself even more tools with which to tell, or hide, its story. I can’t wait to see what delusions it has in store for us. Stay on target Don’t Hold Your Breath For Noah Hawley’s ‘Doctor Doom&…How ‘Legion’ Uses Superpowers to Explore Mental Illness center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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NASA publishes 1035 new images of Mars heres 60 of the best

first_img <> NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been sending photos back home nearly every month since 2005, expanding our knowledge of the red planet immeasurably. But this month it’s outdone itself, sending back 1,035 brand new high-res images. That’s not to say they’re only looking for plains. As well as landing sites you’ll see plenty of pictures that are keeping track of new crater impacts, slope flows, and ice in the polar regions. NASA wants to see how the world is changing and find any more signs of water, which will be the focus of their next visit.You can find the entire collection of images available here in all manner of formats and sizes. If you were in the market for a new desktop wallpaper, you aren’t any more.  Why the sudden surge in output? Planetary Image Research Laboratory director Alfred McEwan explained in an interview that this was because the timing was just right. Every 26 months the line of sight between Mars and Earth coincides with Mars’ equinox, which offers plenty of light and gives the MRO views from the north to south pole. The rest of the time half of the globe is wreathed in shadow, so this moment is the only opportunity to get a glimpse of the entire thing.We’ve chosen some of the most amazing photos for your perusal. Among them you can find possible landing sites for their future missions, such as the Mars 2020 rover mission. NASA needs to find just the right terrain for the rover to navigate, so it appears they have looked for flatter, more manageable land for sites.center_img <> <>last_img read more

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Browns GM John Dorsey Enjoys Prank Calling Colts GM Chris Ballard While

first_imgBrowns GM John Dorsey has a reputation as a no nonsense, old school football guy, but he’s apparently been hiding a sense of humor underneath his trademark sweatshirt.Dorsey and Ballard developed a tight relationship while working together in the Chiefs front office, and Dorsey likes to keep in touch with his old pal by giving him a prank call in the war room while Ballard is on the clock. This year, Dorsey dialed up the Colts war room while Ballard was trying to finalize his second round draft pick. Ballard knew it was Dorsey and immediately hung up to get back to running his billion dollar NFL organization.Dorsey’s shenanigans were captured in the Colts all-access draft documentary. The two also used their big boy phone privileges to hammer out a trade earlier in the round that allowed the Browns to move and draft LSU corner Greedy Williams.Hey Chris Ballard, is your refrigerator running? Well you better go catch it.Draft Day shenanigans with GM Chris Ballard and @Browns GM John Dorsey. 😂FULL EPISODE ➡️ https://t.co/LeZhX68dFZ pic.twitter.com/4hT28Zaz3l— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) May 2, 2019last_img read more

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first_imgNews | May 08, 2009 Siemens Applies to FDA for New Imaging Agent for Amyloid Plaques News | PET-CT | June 19, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Install of uMI 550 Digital PET/CT United Imaging announced the first U.S. clinical installation of the uMI 550 Digital positron emission tomography/… read more News | Radiation Therapy | May 31, 2019 RefleXion Opens New Manufacturing Facility for Biology-guided Radiotherapy Platform RefleXion Medical recently announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Hayward,… read more X-ray images such as the one on the left fail to indicate many cases of advanced bone destruction caused by multiple myeloma, says the author of new guidelines on imaging for patients with myeloma and related disorders. Image courtesy of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Feature | Contrast Media | July 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How To Manage Risk in the MR Suite Macrocyclic contrast agents have the best safety profile of all the magnetic resonance (MR) contrast media that are n read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more Technology | Contrast Media | July 15, 2019 FDA Approves Bayer’s Gadavist Contrast for Cardiac MRI in Adult Coronary Artery Disease Patients The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | June 05, 2019 BGN Technologies Introduces Novel Medical Imaging Radioisotope Production Method BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University (BGU), introduced a novel method for… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more May 8, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare has filed an exploratory Investigational New Drug (eIND) application with the FDA for a new imaging agent [18F]-SMIBR-W372, to image amyloid plaque associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. The latest result of Siemens broad PET biomarker research program, this new plaque imaging agent, when imaged using positron emission tomography (PET), has been designed to seek out amyloid plaques in the living human brain. Together with other agents developed in the program, [18F]-SMIBR-W372 may assist Siemens in achieving its goal of diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease in its earliest stages. Through Siemens Molecular Imaging Biomarker Research Center in Culver City, Calif., the company is actively investigating tools that may support a more personalized approach to medicine. Imaging biomarkers not only enable early diagnosis, but also allow the measurement of how well certain therapies, such as prescription drugs, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, are working by measuring the impact of treatments on the disease indicators. This may aid the development of new therapies, and enable clinicians to noninvasively assess therapeutic responses and quickly adjust therapeutic approaches to arrive at optimum outcomes.The exploratory eIND application with the FDA has been filed under Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc.For more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 17, 2019 International Working Group Releases New Multiple Myeloma Imaging Guidelines An International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has developed the first set of new recommendations in 10 years for… read more Related Contentlast_img read more

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first_img News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Related Content September 22, 2014 — Randomized trials from the 1970s and 80s suggested that mammography screening prevents deaths from breast cancer. But the methods used by some of these studies have been criticized, and this has raised doubts about the validity of the findings. Advances in technology and treatment have also led to questions about the reliability of older trials to estimate the benefits and harms of modern day screening.So, researchers in Norway set out to evaluate the effectiveness of modern mammography screening by comparing the effects on breast cancer mortality among screened and unscreened women.They analyzed data from all women in Norway aged 50 to 79 between 1986 and 2009 — the period during which the Norwegian mammography screening program was gradually implemented. They compared deaths from breast cancer among women who were invited to screening with those who were not invited, making a clear distinction between cases of breast cancer diagnosed before (without potential for screening effect) and after (with potential for screening effect) the first invitation for screening.They also used a simulation model to estimate how many women aged 50-69 years would need to be invited to screening every two years to prevent one breast cancer death during their lifetime.Based on more than 15 million person years of observation, breast cancer deaths occurred in 1,175 of the women invited to screening and in 8,996 of the women who were not invited.After adjusting for factors such as age, area of residence and underlying trends in breast cancer mortality, the researchers estimate that invitation to mammography screening was associated with a 28 percent reduced risk of death from breast cancer compared with not being invited to screening. The screening effect persisted, but gradually declined with time after invitations to screening ended at 70 years of age.Using the simulation model, they also estimate that 368 women aged 50-69 would need to be invited to screening every two years to prevent one death from breast cancer during their lifetime. Further analysis to test the strength of the findings did not substantially change the results.”In our study, the estimated benefit for breast cancer mortality (28 percent) associated with invitation to mammography screening indicates a substantial effect,” say the authors. But evolving improvements in treatment “will probably lead to a gradual reduction in the absolute benefit of screening,” they conclude.This study “adds important information to a growing body of observational evidence estimating the benefits and harms of screening,” say U.S. researchers in an accompanying editorial, and should “make us reflect on how to monitor the changing benefits and harms of breast cancer screening.” They call for women to be given balanced information to help them make informed decisions about screening.For more information: www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g3701 FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | September 22, 2014 New Study Suggests Benefit of Screening on Breast Cancer Deaths An accompanying editorial says this study largely confirms what is already known — that the benefits of breast screening “are modest at best” — and calls for women to be given balanced information including the screening harms of over diagnosis, psychological stress and high healthcare costs. Image courtesy of Imago Systems Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more read morelast_img read more

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How Far Can a Dollar Go When Buying a Home

first_img The median home value is at its highest level ever, at nearly $220,000, with some of the biggest markets reporting double-digit annual home value growth. In order to better understanding how much value a homebuyer can get, though, can be difficult. Zillow Research aims to help buyers understand just how far their dollar can go with a map which shows how much a dollar can buy in each market.On the national level, one dollar can buy 1.07 square inches of the average home, compared to 1.23 square inches a year ago, and 2.09 square inches in 1998. In San Jose, however, where home prices are 84 percent higher than they were 20 years ago, a dollar will get you just 0.20 square inches. Ten years ago, one dollar could buy you 0.37 square inches, and in 1998, it could buy close to a full square inch.San Jose is still not the most expensive market for your buck. A dollar will only get you 0.14 square inches in San Francisco, compared to just under a full square inch 20 years ago.A homebuyer’s dollar goes the furthest in Memphis, where it will get you 2.5 square inches of a the average home. In 1998, that dollar would get a homebuyer 3.13 square inches.“A dollar today isn’t what it used to be, particularly when it comes to real estate in light of the rapid pace of home-value appreciation that the American economy has witnessed over the past half-decade,” said Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas. “A dollar gets you about 20 times more space in an affordable market like Memphis than in a pricey place like San Francisco. Figuring out exactly how much space a dollar does – or doesn’t – buy you can be sobering, but enlightening. The space we live in is a tangible thing, with real value, and this shows how true that is.”Find the complete research report here. September 3, 2018 776 Views Home Prices rates Square Foot Study 2018-09-03 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Data, News, Originationcenter_img How Far Can a Dollar Go When Buying a Home? Sharelast_img read more

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EU technical team to visit Cyprus for additional assistance on migration

first_imgA technical team from the EU Directorate General on Migration will visit Cyprus on Tuesday to meet officials and discuss additional assistance to Cyprus which is facing increased migration flows.The visit comes following the discussions held in Nicosia between Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos with the Cyprus ministerial committee last month as well as Nicosia’s actions to the EU institutions over the increased influx of migration to the island.“At the instructions of Avramopoulos, a technical team of the DG General on Migration will visit Cyprus to meet Cypriot officials to examine ways for additional assistance through the Emergency Funds of the Asylum Funds,” Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides told CNA.The visit was agreed during the meeting between Avramopoulos and the ministerial committee.According to Petrides, the meetings will determine the additional assistance to be granted to Cyprus both by the Emergency Fund and other funds.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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