21 days agoEverton boss Marco Silva: Real football fans understand situation

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton boss Marco Silva: Real football fans understand situationby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton boss Marco Silva says their “real football fans” will understand their slow start to the season.Silva accepts he as manager will inevitably face the fury of fans who want to see instant results.“This will never change, in football, the manager will always be the person who is in front,” he said. “That is something natural.“Those who understand football really, look to the situation and understand what has happened. What we did or not (in the summer) we cannot change anything now. We believe in them, so let’s support them.” last_img read more

Feel Good Friday – REVISIT

first_img How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club The New Alex Mill Collection Is Packed With Your Fall Style Essentials The Best New-School Kentucky Distilleries Fall in Love with Tentree’s New Fall Collection, Then Plant a Tree Editors’ Recommendations To Find Beauty In Yosemite, Just Whip Out Your (Honda) Passport The depressing news of our broke down congress and their lack of getting much done is nothing new. Budget cuts keep happening and most of us go on with our daily routine (besides tweeting a little aggression!). But a former TOMS VP, Jillian DiIorio and Philadelphia Eagles Tight End, Brent Celek are taking matters into their own hands.REVISIT, which launched March 4th, is a new collection of luxury unisex accessories that are made in America and will benefit the National Parks (25% of profits to be exact). Their website is also a destination to learn more about our National Parks and offers ways to get involved if you please (go on!). The team has founded the company on ‘caring capitalism’ (that needs its own hashtag y’all.) and besides donating profits to the National Parks they will be spotlighting Park Benefactors’ facts, programs and history.Jillian and Brent had the idea for REVISIT when they realized how many of our National Parks funding is facing program cuts, park closures and could be covered/protected/manned by fewer Park Rangers. “We founded Revisit to create products that honor and assist endangered or forgotten communities, cultures and histories in America,” they told us.Brent continued, “In a world where technology continues to progress, becoming a bigger part of our lives, our National Parks are some of the most important places that we can go with our families to gather and spend meaningful time unplugged. It is important to me that people are able to continue to enjoy and have access to the beautiful lands and history that our country offers through these parks. REVISIT is a way we can immediately help our Parks and inspire many to visit and revisit together.”The Founders Collection is the first product range to roll out. It includes accessories designed to honor the visionaries that founded our National Parks. The Founder’s Collection includes fifteen pieces such as the Arrowhead Necklace, Brass Money Band, Laptop Sleeve, iPhone case, iPad Sleeve, The Roosevelt backpack and The Washburn Weekender to name a few. All bags are designed with vegetable tanned leather, specially hand-treated with natural waxes, oils and water-based pigments and are 100% hand sewn and assembled by expert craftsmen in Los Angeles.REVISIT’s first Park Benefactor will be Friends of Independence National Historical Park who support Independence National Historical Park located in Philadelphia. The Park is located in the downtown historical district and was officially established in 1948. In the center of the park is Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the building where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and created. The park is currently open daily and offers many tours led by Park Rangers and volunteers.REVISIT will be launching a new collection every four months so stay tuned and keep exploring the site and our great country!last_img read more

Nova Scotia IT Companies Gain Recognition at International Technology Summit

first_imgTwo Nova Scotia companies have been named to a prestigious international list of top IT companies at a conference in Palo Alto, Calif. Coemergence and Diaphonics, both based in Halifax, are among only five Canadian firms to be named to AlwaysOn’s list of Top 100 Private Companies. Past winners of the list include Google, YouTube and Skype. Two other Nova Scotia companies, Medusa Medical and Unique Solutions, were also participating at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit. “Companies like these are great examples of some of the dynamic businesses thriving in Nova Scotia,” said Economic Development Minister Richard Hurlburt. “Our province’s IT sector is clearly making gains at home and abroad.” AlwaysOn is an online network of IT and business innovation leaders. A team of experts, including AlwaysOn editors, KPMG, Bridge Bank, Merrill Corp., Level 3 Communications, and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, evaluate contenders for the Top 100 based on innovation, market opportunity, commercialization, media buzz and stakeholder value creation. “We are so pleased to be recognized by business experts and industry leaders as a leading IT solutions provider,” said Rod Burgar, CEO of Coemergence. “Our software is installed in six of the world’s largest resource companies, and we are excited to grow our success from our home base in Nova Scotia on the heels of this accomplishment.” Coemergence was recognized under the Enabler category and Diaphonics was named under the Enterprise category. “We are honoured to be recognized as an AlwaysOn Top 100 winner,” said Andy Osburn, Diaphonics’ president and CEO. “We take pride in delivering the most innovative and user-friendly voice verification solutions, and this award is a tribute to the talent and hard work of the Diaphonics team in Nova Scotia.” The summit, which ran from July 31 to Aug. 2 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., highlights emerging trends and industry leaders in the technology sector. The three-day gathering features presentations, speeches and CEO showcases from innovative companies, investors and industry experts. Medusa Medical and Unique Solutions also made an impression at AlwaysOn. “Participation at world-class events such as AlwaysOn is crucial for staying on top of the fast pace of change in the IT space, which is where Medusa competes,” said Scott Campbell, president of Medusa Medical. Tanya Shaw Weeks, president and CEO of Unique Solutions, was among the few executives given the opportunity to present a formal CEO pitch. “This presentation gave us a chance to reach potential partners and investors,” said Ms. Shaw Weeks. “I’m excited to see the results that stem from this opportunity.” Bringing these companies to the AlwaysOn conference was a joint effort led by Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI), along with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), the Information Technology Alliance of Nova Scotia (ITANS) and InNOVAcorp. “The annual AlwaysOn Stanford Summit has become the leading global event where innovative, up-and-coming technology companies are recognized,” said Dan MacDonald president and CEO of InNOVAcorp. “Many congratulations to our clients, Coemergence and Diaphonics, on becoming the first companies based in Atlantic Canada to be named members of the AO100.” “NSBI is proud to partner with ACOA, ITANS and InNOVAcorp to bring these companies to the AlwaysOn summit,” said Stephen Lund, president and CEO of NSBI. “The world is seeing the innovation that’s happening in Nova Scotia.” Coemergence Inc., founded in 2001, is a leader in the development of advanced knowledge-based software solutions, offering the next stage of competitive advantage for professionals who find, analyze or act on strategic business information. Diaphonics provides secure, cost-effective and user-friendly voice biometrics solutions. Businesses and government agencies rely on Diaphonics’ voice biometrics applications for two-factor authentication, call center verification and automated password resets. Medusa Medical Technologies Inc. was incorporated in 1998 with a mission to develop information technology solutions that improve pre-hospital emergency data capture, improve emergency medical staff effectiveness in patient care encounters, and ultimately lead to improved pre-hospital emergency treatment protocols. Unique Solutions is the leader in providing software and hardware solutions for the health and wellness and apparel industries. Established in 1994 as Unique Patterns, the company is also the world’s largest custom-fit sewing pattern company. InNOVAcorp helps high-potential early stage Nova Scotia companies commercialize their technologies and succeed in the global marketplace. InNOVAcorp’s High Performance Incubation business model fosters innovation and entrepreneurial success. Nova Scotia Business Inc. is Nova Scotia’s private-sector-led business development agency. NSBI is the investment attraction arm of the province and helps businesses in Nova Scotia meet growth potential through advisory services, export development, financing and venture capital.last_img read more

Raj Guvs remarks supporting return of PM Modi violative of poll code

first_imgNew Delhi: Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh’s remarks supporting the return of Narendra Modi as prime minister are violative of model code of conduct, the Election Commission has concluded. Sources said since Singh holds a constitutional post, the EC will write to President Ram Nath Kovind, flagging the issue. The poll panel had examined the remarks made by the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister in the light of model code violation as holding a constitutional post makes him “apolitical”. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Addressing BJP workers at his Aligarh residence on March 23, Singh reportedly said, “All of us are BJP workers and we want the party to win. We want Modiji to become the prime minister. It is necessary that Modiji becomes the PM again.” The Governor made these remarks to placate some agitated BJP members who gathered outside his house over ticket distribution. In the 1990s, the EC had expressed displeasure to then Himachal Pradesh Governor Gulsher Ahmed for campaigning for his son. He later quit.last_img read more

MS hails John Amaratungas role during 2015 elections

The President was speaking at an event held today to coincide with Amaratunga completing 40 years in politics.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa and former President Chandrika Kumaratunga were among those who attended the event. (Colombo Gazette) President Maithripala Sirisena today said that he will not forget the role played by United National Party Parliamentarian and Minister John Amaratunga during the 2015 Presidential elections.Sirisena said that Amaratunga was able to continue in politics for several years as he was accepted by the public as he worked for the people. read more

Environment is a winner at 2006 World Cup UN agency says

A pioneering initiative to make the 2006 FIFA World Cup not only entertaining but environmentally-friendly is has already emerged as a winner, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said today.The UNEP-backed ‘Green Goal’ project, inspired by the Local Organizing Committee and the German Ministry of the Environment, aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions from transport and electricity generation during the month-long tournament.Other aims include defeating the waste mountains normally associated with large scale public events as well as using rainwater for pitches and creating environmental public awareness among fans.Committee President and German football legend Franz Beckenbauer had hoped to reduce greenhouse gas emissions drastically partly by encouraging 50 per cent of the estimated 3.2 million fans to take public transport and partly by alternative energy projects in India and South Africa.Initial estimates are that this is well on track with some 70 per cent of journeys being made on foot or by train, bus, coach and bicycle with only 30 per cent by private car.’Green Goal,’ which is also supported by private businesses, is scoring in other areas of the park, for example in the area of waste reduction at the 12 stadiums. This is partly as a result of ideas like the ‘Cup of the Cup,’ which averts waste by requiring fans to pay one Euro for a special drinks cup with the containers the only ones allowed inside the grounds.Surveys indicate that the initiative is paying off with only the occasional paper napkin used for sausages marring what have become virtually litter-free zones. “Environmental considerations have been making a first and very welcome appearance at a World Cup, and according to initial assessments, they appear to be well on the winning side,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. “We will have to wait until the final whistle to fully gauge the ‘Green Goal’s’ success, but the various tactics, from those aimed at encouraging public transport to the ones designed to minimize waste, appear to be hitting the net,” said Klaus Toepfer, the Green Goal Ambassador and former UNEP Executive Director. The only losers so far appear to be car parks with some only half or semi full.” “I hope and am confident that the ideas and strategies put in place for this tournament can be adapted and developed for other mass audience events from football to pop concerts,” added Mr. Steiner. read more

UniSelect Q3 revenues up 15 per cent despite economic softness in Canada

by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 27, 2016 12:19 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 27, 2016 at 1:09 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BOUCHERVILLE, Que. – Automotive paint and parts company Uni-Select says its revenue increased 15 per cent to US$318.5 in the third quarter compared with $276.2 million a year ago despite slow growth in Canada.The Quebec-based company says acquisitions boosted U.S. revenue by 25 per cent to US$202.2 million, while Canadian revenue grew by 1.9 per cent to US$116.3 million.Uni-Select (TSX:UNS), which reports in U.S. dollars, said it earned $17.3 million or 41 cents per share during the three months ended Sept. 30. That compared with a profit of $15.7 million or 37 cents per share in the same quarter a year earlier.Organic sales not coming from acquisitions fell 1.3 per cent, mainly due to economic challenges affecting its parts segment.Uni-Select distributes automotive refinish and industrial paint products across North America and aftermarket auto parts in Canada.The company sold its U.S. parts distribution operations last year to an affiliate of Icahn Enterprises for US$340 million.“Organic sales results were below our expectations, as a result of softer economic conditions in our Canadian business and a product line changeover in our U.S. business,” Uni-Select chief executive Henry Buckley said in a statement.“We remain highly focused on delivering profitable growth and extending our market share through our growth initiatives and by acquiring and integrating those select acquisitions.” Uni-Select Q3 revenues up 15 per cent despite economic softness in Canada read more

In Shanghai Ban urges Chinas continued support for sustainable development

“This is a time of enormous challenge,” Mr. Ban told an audience at the Shanghai Institute of International Studies (SIIS). “I look to China to provide global leadership, and I look to all of you to provide ideas and encouragement.”The UN chief, who arrived in China Sunday, highlighted in his speech the conflicts in Syria, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Ukraine, as well as the maritime tensions in Asia.“We must never forget that all tensions are best resolved through dialogue and in accordance with the principles enshrined in the UN Charter,” he urged.He noted some long-term risks and trends, among them growing inequality, the rise of intolerance and prevalent injustice which all contribute to the aggravating insecurity.“The impacts of climate change are being felt already and will affect generations to come,” he said, noting that key resources are in progressively shorter supply.To overcome these and other challenges, the UN “must rise to the moment”, he said stressing that a series of efforts will be crucial over the next 18 months, the deadline to reach the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with Wang Yi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) is greeted by Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second from left) delivers opening remarks during his visit to the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS). UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second from right) arrives in Shanghai for an official visit to China. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes an inscription in Chinese calligraphy during his visit to the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS). UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second from right) delivers remarks to a group of research fellows during his visit to the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS). UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) receives a copy of the book, “China’s Diplomacy: Theory and Practice” from its author, Yang Jiemian, President Emeritus at the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS). UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse and shares light-hearted moment with the Premier. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right), presents a gift to Chen Dongxiao, President of the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS). Mr. Ban is visiting the school as part of his official visit to China. UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon waves good-bye to faculty from the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS). UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second from left) poses for a photo with leaders from the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS), in Shanghai. UN Photo/Mark Garten ‹ › “One of the goals was to cut poverty and hunger by half by the year 2015,” he said. “Thanks in large measure to China; the world has met that ambition years in advance.”The international community is now shaping a post-2015 development agenda which “will allow us to focus on sustainable development as a model for the global economy,” said the top UN official.China’s role in sustainable development was also discussed today during a bilateral meeting between Mr. Ban and President Xi. A UN spokesperson said Mr. Ban also expressed gratitude for China’s “strong support and contribution” to the UN’s work to promote peace and security, and human rights. Among the specific issues covered, the two leaders discussed issues related to the Korean Peninsula, and the situation in Myanmar. In an earlier meeting, Mr. Ban and Foreign Minister Yi agreed that there was a need to work together on issues related to human rights and the “Every Woman, Every Child” initiative to improve the health of women and children around the world, as well as climate change.“We all know what scientists and the public are telling us. It is in all our interest to address climate change now!” he stressed in his remarks to SIIS.China is “on the frontlines of the fight,” Mr. Ban added, with new carbon markets, large investments in renewable energy and strong new laws on pollution.Senior Chinese representatives are due to participate in a climate summit at the UN Headquarters in New York in September where Mr. Ban said he is “calling on all leaders to be on the right side of history.”Tomorrow, Mr. Ban will participate in the opening ceremony of the Fourth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA). The two-day conference, which will be attended by many of the regional leaders, is themed around increasing dialogue, mutual trust and collaboration to build a new Asia. Unconventional security issues are also expected to be on the agenda, according to media reports. Mr. Ban is also due to visit the capital city of Beijing during his stay in China.The SIIS, the venue for today’s speech, was chosen in part due to its partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP). SIIS is an academic partner of UNDP for the Second Global Governance Forum to be held this October. read more

Video shows aftermath of East London acid attack

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Footage filmed at Queensbridge Road in East London shows police dealing with the aftermath of one of five acid attacks which took place across the capital on Thursday night.last_img

PSG HANDBALL Viran Morros and Henrik Toft Hansen for start of Gonzales

PSG HandballViran Morros and Rene Toft Hansen ← Previous Story Gonzalo Perez de Vargas at Blaugrana until 2023! Next Story → Six players extend contracts with Telekom Veszprem Viran Morros and Henrik Toft Hansen will be the first two signings of Paris Saint Germain Handball at the start of Raul Gonzales’ era in the “City of Light”, writes French L Equipe.The two experienced players will join the club with the biggest budget in world of handball at the end of current season.The Spanish defensive specialist will replace Danish star Henrik Mollgaard, who will join Skjern Handbold at the end of the season.Henrik Toft Hansen will replace Jesper Nielsen. read more

Two of Obamas Secret Service agents removed for misconduct

first_imgTWO US SECRET Service agents have been removed from President Barack Obama’s security detail for alleged misconduct, The Washington Post reports.The move came a year after the agency was involved in a prostitution scandal in Colombia.The Post said Ignacio Zamora Junior, who it said was in charge of about two dozen agents in the president’s security detail, was allegedly found last spring trying to re-enter a woman’s room at a luxury hotel near the White House after leaving behind a bullet from his service weapon.In a subsequent probe, the service found that Zamora and another supervisor, Timothy Barraclough, sent sexually suggestive e-mails to a female subordinate.The Post quoted what it said were people with knowledge of the case.It said the Secret Service has removed Zamora from his position. Barraclough was taken off the detail to a separate part of the division.The hotel is the Hay-Adams. The Post said details about the hotel incident and related findings were provided by four people who have been briefed on the case.The Post said the Secret Service declined to comment on an internal review of the hotel incident.- © AFP, 2013Read: Obama names first female Secret Service chief > Read: US secret agents are dressing up as Irish farmers during the G8 > Read: We could tell you about the Irish Secret Service budge, but then we’d have to kill you >last_img read more

Damaged hurting and eating lamb kebabs The week in quotes

first_imgIT WAS A week when the Government came under fire for its stance on the conflict in Gaza.A man claimed a small part of Africa, and lamb kebabs were found not to be lamb.All that, and more, it’s the week in quotes: Source: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda Our pain is intense and relentless. We live in a hell beyond hell. Our babies are not here with us — we need to live with this act of horror, every day and every moment for the rest of our lives.The words of Anthony Maslin and Rin Norris, who lost their three children in the MH17 crash. [Mashable] Source: shioshvili via Flickr/Creative CommonsI think the Angelus is a part of the aural landscape of Ireland, whether you like it or not, just as spires and steeples shape the skylines of our towns and villages.Donal O’Keeffe in favour of the Angelus being kept. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandIt’s damaged, yes. It’s hurting, yes. It’s in need of change, yes. It’s hungry for change, absolutelyActing Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan said that reform is necessary within the force. Source: sanjitbakshi via Flickr/Creative CommonsThe UN Human Rights Council could have changed its name a long time ago to UN terrorist rights council. They are protecting terrorists.The Israeli ambassador to Ireland Boaz Modai, who is facing calls for his expulsion, didn’t mince his words about Hamas on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland. Source: Mark Stedman/Photocall IrelandI am going into very difficult budget negotiations in the next few months to try and secure the biggest budget possible for health and having health interest groups attack me and weaken me is not good for health or people who need to use our health services. Minister for Health Leo Varadkar lashed out at his critics. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandThis case raises important legal issues of the rights of every individual in this State; the conduct of committees of the Parliament and of constitutional law.Angela Kerins on her legal action against the PAC. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesI want to survive, and if I don’t, remember that I was not a Hamas man or a fighter. I wasn’t used as a human shield, either. I was home.A tweet from a young resident of Gaza during Israeli shelling. [Al Monitor] Source: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall IrelandNobody takes parliament seriously, including parliament itself.Independent TD Stephen Donnelly (right) criticised the way in which the Oireachtas works, claiming that nobody takes it seriously. Source: Jeremiah Heaton/FacebookMy family and I sat down once we realized that legally we had a valid claim and have established a government there. I asked them, ‘How can we utilize this piece of ground for the betterment of the world?’.Jeremiah Heaton, who claimed a small part of north-eastern Africa. Source: Alex Kehr via Flickr/Creative CommonsWhen you order a lamb kebab you expect to get a lamb kebab and not a beef and chicken kebab.Chief executive of the Food Safety Authority Professor Alan Reilly after it was revealed that many lamb kebabs do not actually contain lamb. Source: AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteIf you are basically still an American company but you simply change your mailing address in order to avoid paying taxes then you are really not doing right by the country and its people.US President Barack Obama wasn’t impressed with Ireland’s tax laws.last_img read more

Hotmail introduces email aliases

first_imgMicrosoft has decided to play a little catch up to Google’s Gmail (update: and apparently .Mac/Mobile Me) with a new addition to its Hotmail email service. Back in November, Hotmail added the ability to use any existing email address. Now Microsoft has extended that service to include the ability to create and manage multiple email aliases from a single account.Why would you want to create an email alias? The first obvious answer is that it’s an easy email address to get rid of if you have someone you don’t want to communicate with anymore, or if you have found the email address to become a magnet for spam. Hotmail and Gmail both have given users the ability to add just a plus sign to their email address like doctor-smith+shopping@live.com to help manage different kinds of email. Of course, the plus sign did very little to hide your primary email address since it would be easy to figure out a person’s actual address.The newest Hotmail feature allows the creation of a completely different email address or alias which can be delivered to your primary mailbox, but also turned off when you no longer have need for it. Hotmail will allow users to add up to five email aliases per year up to fifteen aliases total. In comparison, Google‘s Gmail only allows you to add email aliases by creating a new Gmail account and using the Send As feature to have email delivered to your primary mailbox.Read more at the Windows Live Bloglast_img read more

Petting your dog while driving may soon be a primary offense

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – Petting your dog while driving could soon earn you a citation if several Florida lawmakers have their way.State Rep. Jackie Toledo and Sen. Wilton Simpson proposed a new bill that would redefine what kind of distractions are grounds for an officer to pull you over, the Tampa Bay Times has reported.While the law aims to make texting while driving a primary offense, it will also include a wide range of other things it deems a distraction.Among the things the bill defines as “inattentive or distracted driving” include, reading, writing, personal grooming, applying makeup, interacting with pets and using a cell phone.According to a AAA survey, 18 percent of drivers admitted to reaching into the back seat to interact with their dog.Seventeen percent allowed their dog to sit in their lap or held their dog as they operated a vehicle.The survey noted that the most common activity was petting their dog while driving (52 percent). last_img read more

Downtown Houston Flooding On Monday Mimicked Last Memorial Day

first_img– / 3Downtown got only about 6 inches of rain but more than twice that fell miles away in Northwest Houston along the White Oak  Bayou watershed.That water ended-up where the Bayou merges with Buffalo Bayou in downtown Houston.Floodwaters topped street bridges near the University of Houston Downtown main campus.In the nearby Theater District, maintenance workers erected a four foot high metal floodgate across a loading dock that faces the bayou.Northwest of downtown in the Heights, just like what happened Memorial Day last year, White Oak Bayou Drive went underwater, inundating a few units and a few cars in a condo complex.The Katy Freeway at Taylor Street flooded, routing big trucks through otherwise quiet residential streets.Where Houston Avenue dives down under Memorial Drive, the underpass flooded.But unlike in past floods,  one of the newly installed flood warning gates came to life, it’s arm dropping down to block drivers, a yellow warning light came on to call attention to a “road closed” sign.The gate was installed last summer and the city hopes to someday have the automatic warning barriers at a total of 27 flood-prone underpasses. Sharelast_img read more

VIDEO Jameis Winston delivered one of the worst pregame speeches youll ever

first_img Advertisement The Bucs got destroyed, 30-18, on the road in New Orleans, and Jameis Winston’s horrible pregame speech to his team might have been an omen that it wasn’t gonna be their day.While addressing his team on the field before the game, Winston launched into a weird speech where he licked his fingers and said they tasted like a “W”. He then said he wanted to eat a “W” for dinner, which didn’t pump up anyone and was just weird. The baffled looks on his teammates’ faces perfectly sum up how bad Winston bombed.It turns out L’s were on the menu and Winston needs to go back to the drawing board and come up with a new speech. This is one of the worst you’ll ever see.Jameis Winston is benched to start the half & this is probably the reason why #Bucs pic.twitter.com/S7w76uZ1Uz— The Sports Talk (@_TheSportsTalk) November 5, 2017last_img read more

360 Degree Image of the Fujifilm FCT Embrace CT System

first_img Loading…Fujifilm’s first FDA-cleared computed tomography (CT) system, the FCT Embrace, at the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 2018 meeting in October. It is the world’s first 85 cm wide bore CT system. It offers 64 or 128 slice configurations. Optimized for both oncology and radiology applications, it is combined with other market-leading oncology solutions, offers enhanced and efficient CT simulation in radiation oncology.Watch a VIDEO on what is needed for advanced CT imaging to aid treatment planning. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 360 Photos | 360 View Photos | November 07, 2018 360 Degree Image of the Fujifilm FCT Embrace CT System last_img read more

Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals stays bu

first_imgLarry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals stays busy during his offseason.His travel adventures have been well-chronicled. He’s always stays involved in various charity endeavors and, since he’s playing again in 2017, he’s getting ready for the rigors of an NFL season.But there’s always time for a little fun, too.Fitzgerald visited the NBA on TNT crew in Atlanta Monday night and hung with the guys from Area 21, the players only portion of the show hosted by former All-Star Kevin Garnett. Growing up in Minnesota, Fitzgerald was a fan of Garnett in his early days with the Timberwolves, and he shared a story of wanting to be like his idol and reminisced about the first time he met the star..@LarryFitzgerald recalls the first time he met Kevin Garnett… #KGArea21 pic.twitter.com/T51eQBRkeX— KG’s Area 21 (@KGArea21) March 21, 2017He then shared a little wide receiver knowledge with Garnett, Chris Bosh, Chris Webber, Isiah Thomas and Baron Davis..@LarryFitzgerald stops by the #PlayersOnly set to drop some 🏈 knowledge on @BaronDavis, @iamisiahthomas, @realchriswebber & @chrisbosh! pic.twitter.com/3v9KWzqimR— KG’s Area 21 (@KGArea21) March 21, 2017He did elaborate on his extensive travel experience, talking about some of the 96 countries he’s visited in his life.Around the 🌍 with @LarryFitzgerald… #KGArea21 pic.twitter.com/4XUGn1cWMZ— KG’s Area 21 (@KGArea21) March 21, 2017And he ended his appearance like others have — by signing Area 21’s backboard. Fitzgerald signed right under another one of his childhood favorites, Randy Moss, because as Fitz put it, “you gotta know your place.” 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling .@LarryFitzgerald signs off from #KGArea21! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/8HGfsHFGhl— KG’s Area 21 (@KGArea21) March 21, 2017 Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

in the photo the Suspension bridge model photo

first_imgin the photo: the “Suspension” bridge model[photo by Ivan Pintar]in the photo: the exhibition opening.[photo by Ivan Pintar]in the photo: the model of 3D Jersey in the atrium.[photo by Ivan Pintar]in the photo: The 3D Jersey model viewed from above.[photo by Annette Del Zoppo]There was a lot of press about this exhibition, some of the notable articles were:“Structure to House a City” by Paul Richard, WASHINGTON POST, February 17. 1970.‘Cities in Buildings’ Exhibits Lure, Rebel at the Corcoran” by M.M. Flatley, THE EVENING STAR, Washington D.C., February 21. 1970.“Fantasy Metropolis” by Wolf Von Eckardt, THE WASHINTON POST, February 21. 1970.“Will Tomorrow be lived in a Soleri City” by Diana McLellan, THE EVENING STAR, Washington D.C., February 26. 1970. Part of this article is about Paolo Soleri’s wife Colly “The Woman Behind Soleri”.“Architect of Tomorrow – A radical vision of the future in a spectacular exhibition at Washinton’s Corcoran Gallery”, ART GALLERY MAGAZINE, March 1970.“There’s no Place to go but up” by Paul Richard, THE SUNDAY STAR BULLETIN, March 1. 1970.“The Arcologist” by Douglas Davis, NEWSWEEK, March 2. 1970.“The Fantastic City” CHRONICLE SUNDAY PUNCH, March 8. 1970.“Architect Views a Crowded Spaceship” by John V. Conti, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, March 11. 1970.“Prophet in the Desert” by Ada Louise Huxtable, THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 15. 1970: “The Architectural Vision of Paolo Soleri” is an important and beautiful show.”“Mr. Soleri and His Better Plumbing” by John Pastier, THE NATIONAL OBSERVER, March 23. 1070“Soleri and Guimard are subjects of two major exhibits – Arcology stirs up a storm” ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, April 1970.“Soleri’s Solution” FORUM, April 1970.“Soleri’s Cities on Display” PROGRESSIVE ARCHITECTURE, April 1970.“Architeture” by Frederick Gutheim, NATION, New York, April 13. 1970.“A Dream to cure the urban nightmare – Sea Cities and vertical land cities”, INDUSTRY WEEK, April 20. 1970.“Visions of the City” by Louise Huxtable, THE STARS AND STRIPES, April 21. 1970.“Paolo Soleri: The Fine Art of Living” by Allen Brown Gardner, FINE ARTS, April 27. 1970.“Paolo Soleri & His Arcologies” by Tom Miller, ROLLING STONE, April 30. 1970“The Arcology of Paolo Soleri” by Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, ARCHITECTURAL FORUM, May 1970“Soleri’s urban landscape” INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, May 1970This report continues on Friday, July 8. 2016. July 6, 2016We continue our report about the Paolo Soleri exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. in 1970 with photos of the exhibition opening.The exhibition “The Architectural Vision of Paolo Soleri” opened on February 21. 1970. in the photo: at the opening in front of “Mesa City” plan, a montage of three scroll drawings, each 48 inches wide, making a display of 34 feet wide and 12 feet tall.[photo by Ivan Pintar]in the photo: at the opening – the model of the original “Arcosanti” design.There was an invitation mounted at the Arcosanti model, something along the lines of: “This summer we are starting to build Arcosanti in the Arizona desert, come join us”.And people came and they are still coming.  [photos by Ivan Pintar]last_img read more