The best way to reduce your carbon footprint is one the government isn’t telling you about

first_imgThomas Hafeneth/creative commons The top ways to reduce your carbon footprint The best way to reduce your carbon footprint is one the government isn’t telling you about Recycling and using public transit are all fine and good if you want to reduce your carbon footprint, but to truly make a difference you should have fewer children. That’s the conclusion of a new study in which researchers looked at 39 peer-reviewed papers, government reports, and web-based programs that assess how an individual’s lifestyle choices might shrink their personal share of emissions.Many commonly promoted options, such as washing clothes in cold water or swapping incandescent bulbs for light-emitting diodes, have only a moderate impact (see chart, below), the team reports today in Environmental Research Letters. But four lifestyle choices had a major impact: Become a vegetarian, forego air travel, ditch your car, and—most significantly—have fewer children. Credits: (Graphic) J. You/Science; (Data) Seth Wynes and Kimberly A Nicholas, Environmental Research Letters (2017) By Sid PerkinsJul. 11, 2017 , 4:30 PM Eating no meat cuts an individual’s carbon footprint by 820 kilograms of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year, on average, about four times the reduction they’d get by recycling as much as possible. (Emissions generated by eating meat result, in large part, from the large amounts of energy needed to grow, harvest, and process feed crops.) Foregoing one round-trip transatlantic flight each year would cut a person’s emissions of CO2 by 1600 kilograms. Getting rid of their car would reduce emissions by 2400 kilograms, or 2.4 metric tons. And by choosing to have one fewer child in their family, a person would trim their carbon footprint by a whopping 58.6 metric tons—about the same emissions savings as having nearly 700 teenagers recycle as much as possible for the rest of their lives.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Despite the effectiveness of these four measures, neither the textbooks in Canadian schools nor government reports or websites in the European Union, the United States, Canada, or Australia highlight these choices, possibly because most of them require such extreme changes in lifestyle.last_img read more

World’s first ‘bionic bra’ adjusts to breast movement

first_imgPicture for representational purposeScientists have designed the world’s first ‘bionic bra’ that automatically adjusts itself in response to the breast movement to provide more comfort to the wearer.Researchers from the University of Wollongong in Australia have created a new prototype of the bra, made using intelligent components.”The advent of approaches such as 3D printing has enabled us to assemble structures containing new sensing technologies to more accurately monitor movement and new artificial muscle technologies to control it,” Professor Gordon Wallace, Executive Research Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science at UOW said.”These advances have inspired us to (re)confront the challenges involved in creating the Bionic Bra,” Wallace said.Professor Julie Steele, Director of Breast Research Australia (BRA) based at UOW, has been investigating the movement of women’s breast during physical activity for more than 15 years.She said without the right breast support, long-term damage can be done, including numbness in the fingers caused by compression of nerves on the shoulders, as well as neck and back pain.”Unfortunately, the most supportive sports bras tend to be the most uncomfortable to wear. Making matters worse, BRA research has found that 85 per cent of women are wearing bras that do not fit or support their breasts correctly,” said Wallace.While vast improvements have been made recently to the design of the Bionic Bra, the researchers said there are still some kinks to iron out.”Although we have made substantial progress, we still have a way to go before the Bionic Bra can be taken from the bench top to the washing machine. However, when finished, the Bionic Bra will transform bra design,” Steele said.advertisement”Results indicate that our technologies can sense breast motion and provide additional breast support. The challenge now is to integrate these technologies into a functional, comfortable bra,” Bionic Bra team member Dr Sheridan Gho said.last_img read more

More than one lakh women have bought World Cup tickets: ICC,More than one lakh women have bought World Cup tickets: ICC

first_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT May 27, 2019 cricket File photo of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup 2019 Trophy   –  REUTERS sport File photo of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup 2019 Trophy   –  REUTERS × More than one lakh tickets for the 2019 World Cup have been bought by women and over two lakh people will come to watch the action for the first time during the course of the mega event, claimed tournament director Steve Elworthy, here Monday.“This has been one of the biggest cricket ballots we have run and the results have been incredible. We have seen more than 110,000 women buying tickets, we have 100,000 under-16s coming to witness and experience the World Cup,” said Elworthy. The organisers hope that the tournament will inspire the youth to take up the sport. “We have over 200,000 people coming to cricket for the first time. The picture that really resonates with me, when we talk about inspiring the next generation is Anya Shrubsole looking over the fence at Lord’s as a youngster who was then a key member of England winning the World Cup in 2017. “That is what we want the match-day experience to be for our youngsters,” he said.Elworthy, outgoing ICC chief executive Dave Richardson and tournament safety and security director Jill McCracken, faced the media at The Oval to outline their plans for the tournament’s 12th edition and the first on British soil in 20 years.“The tournament is expected to break new ground in a number of different areas.There were more than three million ticket applications, with some individual games receiving as many as 400,000 applications,” said the ICC in a release. The tournament begins on May 30 when hosts England take on South Africa here. Forty eight matches will be staged with 10 teams playing each other in the round robin form. Top four make the semifinals. Published on SHARE International Cricket Council COMMENTSlast_img read more

Rahane and Kohli have their own unique strengths as captain: Rajasthan Royals coach

first_imgThey have been an integral part of India’s journey to the top of the ladder in Test cricket, but the next two months will see Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli fight it out as both teams look to win the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).While Kohli has led RCB for a while now, this will be Rahane’s second season as RR captain and head coach Paddy Upton is excited to have the calm and cool ‘Jinx’ (as Rahane is fondly called) at the helm of affairs.Speaking to IANS, Upton made it clear that while comparisons were a part and parcel of any sport, both Rahane and Kohli were unique in their own ways and the way Jinx reads situations and his teammates, is what makes him succeed.”You get players who are naturally big-pictured and strategically minded individuals and they make good on-field captains and then you get some who are very good people leaders and inspire other players. Each captain brings a different quality with their leadership which then needs to be balanced by other senior players.”Rahane has his own unique way of reading and understanding the game and dealing with people. His personality is very different from that of Virat Kohli so they have their own unique strengths,” he said.Rahane was elevated to the captain’s role last season after Steve Smith was suspended, due to the ball-tampering scandal in the Cape Town Test. This season will see the India batsman take charge for the second time.advertisementAsked if there would be added pressure on the captain since the team did well under him in 2018, Upton feels otherwise.”I think it will actually be less pressure as the first time you have to adjust a lot more and now there is more comfort so I feel he will be more at home.”Coming back to Smith, the former Australia skipper is already with the team and Upton is excited to have him not just as a solid bat in the middle-order, but also as someone who will keep helping the youngsters in the RR unit.”Smith is a seriously good player. He knows how to pace an innings or set the chase. He will be hungry and looking to get back into the groove as early as possible. I feel he will be the perfect support for Rahane in helping with decision-making. Exciting to have him back in the middle-order,” he said.Two other players who will be looking to play an integral role in this edition if RR are to go on and lift the trophy are Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler. Upton says that he is banking on them to make it count.”Every player in the XI is important and then you have some who are match winners. Ben Stokes is one of them. We want to create a culture which will give him the best possible chance to fire as often as possible. This will be my first season with him.”Jos has been very successful not just for England or in the IPL. He has done well for almost all teams he has played for. He is a class-player and he is going to have a minimum of 35 quality bowlers bowling at him and I don’t think they can keep him quiet,” he explained.While RR has done well as a unit constantly, the trophy has eluded them post their maiden triumph in 2008 and Upton believes that the team will be working towards improving in all possible areas to increase the chances of lifting the coveted title.”Each year we are looking to pay more attention to what we call the 1 per cent-ers. Just to be in constant search to do whatever possible to give us the best chance to succeed. Luck is a factor in T20 cricket and one individual can make the difference. Looking to constantly improve. We have some new plans and ideas so looking to be positive.”We have got a slightly more older/senior players than previous years. But that isn’t by design. The philosophy is to give people opportunities to flourish won’t change,” he said.A chat with the head coach of RR remains incomplete without a mention of team ambassador Shane Warne and Upton says he is looking forward to having the leg-spinner around.”I have never worked with Shane before. Looking to meet him and build the relationship so that we can extract the best out of that mind for the players,” he concluded.advertisementlast_img read more

Dortmund complete €25m Yarmolenko signing

first_imgTransfers Dortmund complete €25 million Yarmolenko signing Chris Myson Last updated 2 years ago 21:11 8/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Andriy Yarmolenko Dynamo Kiev Getty Images Transfers Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga Dynamo Kyiv Premier League Ousmane Dembélé The Bundesliga giants have moved quickly to replace Ousmane Dembele after the France international completed his move to Barcelona Borussia Dortmund have sealed the signing of winger Andriy Yarmolenko from Dynamo Kiev in a deal worth a reported €25 million.The 27-year-old completed his move to the Bundesliga club on Monday, putting pen to paper on a four-year contract.Dortmund 6/1 to win the Bundesliga Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Andrey Yarmolenko stürmt für Borussia Dortmund https://t.co/YbpNWXAC6Y pic.twitter.com/F9fhIRCpgJ — Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) August 28, 2017 His arrival comes on the same day Ousmane Dembele finalised his switch from Dortmund to Barcelona in a massive transfer worth an initial €105m.Yarmolenko’s move ends a 10-and-a-half-year stay with Dynamo, where he won Ukraine’s Premier League on three occasions.He will wear the No.9 shirt at Dortmund, which suggests Emre Mor – who has been linked with Inter and Torino – is set to depart.”Andriy is a player we have been pursuing for a long time and who is on top level both at club level and in the service of the Ukrainian national team for football,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc told the club’s website.Yarmolenko himself added: “I am very grateful that Dynamo Kiev has fulfilled my dream of being able to switch to a big European club!”I will work hard in every training to help BVB achieve its highest goals – that’s what I always do.”last_img read more

Shortcut: The App That Brings the Barber to You

first_img Editors’ Recommendations The Best Podcasts to Listen to During Your Workout The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional Most grooming establishments maintain hours that don’t work for the average working stiff. For the 9-5 guy who prefers to leave his grooming needs in the hands of a professional, getting a haircut usually means spending a lunch hour or a precious weekend afternoon planted in the barber chair. Until now.A new app called Shortcut makes summoning a talented barber to your home, office, or hotel as easy as ordering an Uber. Shortcut is the brainchild of three friends, Irvin Slobodskaya, Will Newton and Jeff Umansky, and born out of personal necessity. “I had grown frustrated by the fact that often times my busy schedule prohibited me from getting an appointment at my favorite barbershops, especially when I really needed a cut quickly and I didn’t have time to plan ahead,” says Slobodskaya. “After talking to friends, family and colleagues, I realized there was a void in the market and that’s how it began.” So the trio made it way more convenient to get a trim: Simply complete a brief profile and a barber, picked based on your needs and location, will be delivered to your door like a pizza for slightly more dough ($75 to be exact). And this can all be done between the hours of 8am and midnight.Suddenly, you have no excuse for looking like Shaggy. Unless, you happen to live outside of New York City, which is the only city currently serviced by the app (though other locales are in the founders’ sights). Order up, New Yorkers!last_img read more

J Lauritzen Takes Six Bulkers on TimeCharter

first_imgzoom Danish shipping company J. Lauritzen has continued adding vessels to its chartered fleet on the back of a slight improvement in the dry bulk shipping market.The company took six handysize bulk carriers on medium-term time-charter with options to extend, J. Lauritzen said in its first half of 2017 report.As the dry bulk industry showed some signs of recovery at the beginning of 2017, which continued in the second quarter of the year, the company managed to narrow its loss for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017, to USD 8.4 million, against a loss of USD 22.4 million reported in the second quarter of 2016.“Restoring dry cargo markets will, despite market improvements in Q2, take yet some time,” Mads P. Zacho, J. Lauritzen CEO, said.“Our largest gas carriers are being negatively impacted by the influx of new tonnage in the size segments above ours,” Zacho added.For the first half of 2017, the company’s loss stood at USD 20.8 million compared to a loss of USD 30.6 million seen in the first six months of 2016.last_img read more

Two 15yearolds arrested after stabbing of Halifax police officer

first_imgHALIFAX – Halifax police say two 15-year-olds have been arrested after an officer was stabbed Tuesday morning while responding to a stolen-truck call.They say Const. Andrew Gordon, who has been on the force for eight years, is in stable condition after surgery.Police say he approached two people seen fleeing from a stolen truck on Highway 102 near Ashburn Golf Course at about 5:49 a.m.As Gordon attempted to speak to them, one suspect stabbed him before they both fled again.A police dog unit located two youths, a boy and a girl, who are now in custody.Inspector Andrew Matthews said police have recovered four weapons, all knives, as well as the stolen vehicle which was seized by the forensic identification unit.“This incident is a reminder of the inherent dangers of policing,” Matthews told reporters Tuesday.Police say the investigation, the first Halifax police stabbing since 2013, is continuing.“The officer was transported to hospital where he underwent surgery. He is in stable condition and recovering in hospital,” police said in a release.“Investigators with the Integrated General Investigation Section are currently investigating the incident; charges are anticipated.”Matthews said he cannot disclose how the suspects know each other nor whether they are known to police.He said they are not looking for anyone else at this time.last_img read more

Forest Whitaker Opens Education Center For Refugees

first_imgFilm star Forest Whitaker is putting refugee education and peacekeeping training in the spotlight.The Western Union Foundation has joined the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative in funding and opening an education center to empower refugees in Uganda. The mission is simple: education is a life-changing tool for the world’s refugees.The Western Union Foundation’s contributions will total US $1.24M over three years to support refugee education through Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative. Here’s why this initiative is so important:- According to the United Nations, wars, conflict and persecution have forced an unprecedented 65.3 million people to flee their homes.- Refugees make up one in every 113 people on Earth.- Uganda in particular hosts the eighth largest refugee population in the worldSince its inception in 2001, the Western Union Foundation has committed more than US $111 million in grants to more than 2,900 nongovernmental organizations in more than 135 countries and territories.last_img read more

CriticallyAcclaimed Drama 192 Lands on CTV for its Climactic Final Season July

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter  @CTVNews @CTVNationalNews CTV @CTV_television 19-2 @19-2 @AdrianHolmes @JaredKeeso “Producing 19-2 has been an extraordinary adventure,” said Jocelyn Deschênes, Founding President and Executive Producer, Sphère Média. “The final season will be an exciting one, as there’s no better way to send off this series. I can’t thank Bell Media enough for their trust over the years. A thousand congrats to the whole creative team.”Winner of multiple Canadian Screen Awards including Best Drama as well as Best Actor for both Keeso and Holmes, 19-2 has garnered much critical acclaim and accolades throughout its three-season run. Cited as a series that “defies expectations” by the New York Times, and “exciting” by the Wall Street Journal, the series was also nominated for a 2016 International Emmy® Award.Season 4 of 19-2 begins with Nick and Ben working to avenge the death of Nick’s sister and Ben’s lover, Amelie. In the process, they find themselves pulled into an escalating cycle of mob violence and revenge. While Nick is determined to move forward, Ben fights to keep his faith in justice and in himself. As a raging gang war intensifies, the entire squad is pushed to their limits and forced to depend on each other more than ever.In the Season 4 premiere episode, “Swimming,” (Monday, July 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV) Nick and Ben are set on taking down Inspector Elise Roberge (Krista Bridges, RANSOM) in order to avenge the brutal murder of Nick’s sister Amelie. Nick is first on site at a horrific event with many casualties. Meanwhile, Ben and Audrey are implicated in a tragic accident.19-2 is co-produced by Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media in association with Bell Media. Executive producers are Jocelyn Deschênes, Virginia Rankin, and Josee Vallee from Sphère Média Plus, Luc Châtelain from Echo Media, and showrunner Bruce Smith.19-2’s exceptional cast ensemble sees the return of CSA-nominee and Gemeaux winner Laurence Lebeouf (MARCHE À L’OMBRE) as fiery officer Audrey Pouliot; CSA-nominee Dan Petronijevic (SAVING HOPE) as angry beat-cop J.M.; CSA-nominee Benz Antoine (MARY KILLS PEOPLE) as jovial officer Tyler, on the mend and in recovery; Mylène Dinh-Robic (Sleeper) as no-nonsense Béatrice, seeking redemption after losing her stripes; CSA-nominee Bruce Ramsay (21 THUNDER) as manipulative District Commander Marcel Gendron; and Alexander De Jordy (LETTERKENNY) as young cop Richard Dulac. CSA-nominee Maxim Roy (BAD BLOOD) returns to guest star as Nick’s ex-wife Detective Isabelle Latendresse.Joining 19-2 this final season are Aiza Ntibarikure (THE ART OF MORE) as Roxanne, a new young female cop; and Sagine Sémajuste (LOST GIRL) as Farah, a social worker.Writers Bruce Smith (CRACKED), Nikolijne Troubetzkoy (CALL ME FITZ), Lynne Kamm (8 Count) return, with Jackie May (Van Helsing) and Greg Nelson(SAVING HOPE) joining the writer’s room this season. Louis Choquette (THIS LIFE, VERSAILLES) and Sturla Gunnarsson (MOTIVE), return to direct.Bell Media production executive is Michele McMahon. Tom Hastings is Director, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media. Advertisement Advertisement About Bell Media Original ProgrammingBell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, MASTERCHEF CANADA, hit drama CARDINAL, and upcoming original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK as well as KILLJOYS, WYNONNA EARP, and DARK MATTER; Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2; CraveTV hit comedy LETTERKENNY; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON, CORNER GAS ANIMATED; and multiple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and A IS FOR APPLE. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.About Sphere MediaHeadquartered in the Montreal area, Sphère Média Plus has established itself as a major player in television production. Founded by Jocelyn Deschênes in 1997, the company has earned universal acclaim for the boldness, originality and quality of its productions. With nearly 1,200 hours of series television to its credit – including hit shows like LES HAUTS ET LES BAS DE SOPHIE PAQUIN and its English adaptation SOPHIE, the police drama 19-2 (in French and English versions), BAD KARMA, TOUTE LA VÉRITÉ, MÉMOIRES VIVES, and NOUVELLE ADRESSE (adapted into English as THIS LIFE), as well as the brand-new L’IMPOSTEUR and TROP – the company produces cutting-edge primetime programming that consistently earns high ratings and critical raves.Sphère Média Plus productions have been sold or adapted in numerous international markets. In Canada, the company’s programs have been seen on the ICI Radio-Canada, TVA, Séries+ (Corus Média), CBC, Bravo (Bell Media) and CTV networks. 19-2 has been acclaimed in both English and French, with the English version being crowned Best Dramatic Series at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. Over the years, Sphère Média Plus has won numerous industry and people’s choice awards, including more than 135 Prix Gémeaux (French Canada’s TV industry awards). The company continues to develop new projects for French and English-language markets.About Echo MediaEcho Media is a film and television production company headed by President and Founder Luc Châtelain. Over the last 30 years Echo Media (formerly Spectra Television) has produced a rich portfolio of hundreds of hours of programming in all genres that have won the hearts of audiences, critics and industry members alike. The company offers a rich catalogue of award-winning drama series (19-2, ARMISTED MAUPIN’S FURTHER TALES OF THE CITY); animation series (LIFE ON THE BLOCK, FRED’S HEAD); documentaries (Inside The Cirque du Soleil, 10 x OTTO DIX, Building the Future in Haïti, Life is a Highway); feature films (Memories Corner; Metallic Blues) youth programming (MIAM!, TOOPY AND BINOO, KID PADDLE); as well as comedy and music and variety events coverage (Cirque Éloize’s Rain, Nomade, and Nebbia; Amelia by Edouard Lock, Brian Setzer Orchestra). Nominated for the most prestigious of prizes and festivals, Echo Media is a recipient of numerous awards, notably the Geminis, Gemeaux, ADISQ, Banff Rockie, Montreux Rose d’Or, and International and Primetime Emmys. Echo Media’s productions have been distributed in over 180 countries around the world.About CTVCTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 14 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.center_img Social Media links Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: TORONTO (July 10, 2017) – CTV announced today that after a successful three-season run on Bravo, the final eight episodes of the critically acclaimed drama 19-2 will premiere on CTV in a special final-season broadcast event, Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning July 31. The hour-long drama sees the return of Canadian Screen Award-winning actors Adrian Holmes and Jared Keeso as beat partners Nick Barron and Ben Chartier, navigating systemic corruption in Montréal while in the wake of a shared personal tragedy.Season 4 of 19-2 will also get a CraveTV First Look with all new episodes premiering one day earlier, Sundays at 10 p.m. ET beginning July 30. Seasons 1 – 3 of the critically acclaimed drama are streaming now, exclusively on CraveTV.“For three gripping seasons, 19-2 captivated discerning viewers with layered storylines, complex characters, and gorgeous cinematography,” said Pat DiVittorio, Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. “We’re so incredibly proud of this series that we wanted to amplify its final season by premiering it on CTV and offering a CraveTV First Look. Congratulations to the incomparable cast led by the inimitable Adrian Holmes and Jared Keeso, our incredible production partners Sphère Média Plus and Echo Media, and the brilliant creative team led by showrunner Bruce Smith, who brought 19-2 to an English audience and delivered a masterful and satisfying conclusion to this award-winning series.”last_img read more

Trans Mountain pipeline work destroyed salmon habitat scientist says

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – Work on a Trans Mountain pipeline crossing in a British Columbia stream has destroyed salmon habitat, raising concerns about the Crown corporation’s ability to build infrastructure through waterways if the expansion project proceeds, a scientist says.Mike Pearson says the “amateur hour” work on the Stewart Creek crossing in Chilliwack will reduce food sources for coho and chum salmon and limit their ability to hide from predators. The fish are part of the diet of endangered southern resident killer whales.“There was no consideration given whatsoever to the habitat, which is just not acceptable,” said Pearson, a biologist with 30 years’ experience, in an interview. Federal and provincial officials inspected the terminal in April and found improperly installed sediment and erosion control measures. A follow-up energy board report concluded Trans Mountain had fixed the problems by the end of November.Trans Mountain said in a statement that the BC Oil and Gas Commission approved its Stewart Creek work and found no issues in site inspections during and after construction.It said a third-party engineer designed the plan to protect the exposed line and conducted a study to ensure it would not impede fish passage. Environmental plans were created and work was monitored full-time by a qualified environmental professional, it said.As for Pearson’s 2015 criticism of the Sumas Mountain crossing, Trans Mountain said an independent environmental consultant completed an assessment and made a management plan. The work was monitored by an environmental professional and the oil and gas commission found no issues. It also said “extensive” sediment control measures and mitigation efforts are in place at its Burnaby terminal.The corporation added that field crews investigated all potential watercourse crossings for its expansion project even before it applied to the energy board for approval.“The information gleaned from this fieldwork allows us to avoid or minimize impact to fish and fish habitat during pipeline construction,” it said, adding environmental inspectors will monitor construction.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has purchased the pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion.The expansion would triple the capacity of the existing line that runs from the Edmonton area to Burnaby. The energy board completed its first review in 2016 and recommended the government approve the project with 157 conditions.In its report, the board wrote the watercourse crossing plans “would effectively reduce the extent of effects on fish and fish habitat.”Ten conditions relate to fish, including that the company must file details on the presence of fish and fish habitat with the board before starting construction on watercourse crossings.Most of the conditions are “a plan to make a plan,” argued Eugene Kung, a lawyer with West Coast Environmental Law.“They don’t have any actual measurable effect on the outcome.”The Federal Court of Appeal quashed the project’s approval in August in part due to the board’s failure to consider marine shipping impacts. The government ordered the board to conduct a new review looking at this issue and produce a report by Feb. 22.Scientists and environmentalists say the new review, which is limited to 12 nautical miles off B.C.’s coast, is neglecting the streams and rivers that support salmon.Board spokesman James Stevenson said it will consider all evidence on the record relevant to assessing impacts of project-related marine shipping, including but not limited to impacts on southern resident killer whales.“Some parties have filed evidence regarding (southern resident) prey, including salmon,” he said.The board rejected Pearson’s evidence because Yarrow Ecovillage filed it nine days after a December deadline, but the board noted the evidence “may have some relevance as it pertains to salmon, which is a food source of the (southern residents).”Chinook salmon comprise roughly 80 per cent of southern resident orca diet in the summer, but chum, coho and steelhead trout make up about 14 to 18 per cent, and little is known of their winter diet, said Pearson in his filing with the energy board.Paul Spong, founder of Orca Lab research station on Vancouver Island, said chum are the whales’ second choice after chinook, adding that starvation is the biggest threat to their survival.“Anything that interferes with salmon using river systems is detrimental to the orcas.”center_img Trans Mountain Corp. filed documents with the National Energy Board showing its plans to cover exposed pipe in the Fraser Valley creek. It wrote that it would place concrete mats in the channel, extending about eight metres upstream and nine metres downstream of the exposed line, and cover it with small stones.Pearson said the work was completed in August to September of last year. He visited the site in December and took photos that he says show most of the stones have been swept away by currents, leaving the concrete blocks exposed.“The work has degraded habitat in several ways,” he wrote in an assessment filed with the energy board by intervener Yarrow Ecovillage.The smooth, hard concrete provides no hiding places for salmon, supports very few of the aquatic invertebrates they feed on, inhibits plant growth and prevents fish from burying their eggs, the document says.Pearson believes it’s not an isolated incident. An assessment he did of a pipeline creek crossing on Sumas Mountain in 2015 for Pipe Up Network, an anti-pipeline group, concluded the site was physically unstable and reconstructed with materials inappropriate to restoring habitat.A stream-keeper has also raised concerns about excavation at Trans Mountain’s terminal in Burnaby. John Preissl has filed several complaints with the energy board alleging the work has caused sediment to fall into two salmon-bearing creeks.last_img read more

Angola UN health agency sends in more international experts as cholera toll

With cases now numbering 35,775 and deaths 1,298, a fatality rate of 4 per cent, since the outbreak began in February, the UN World Health Organization (WHO), together with the Angolan Ministry of Health and other partners continue to develop field activities to control the outbreak.These include daily coordination meetings, house to house visits for following up contacts, disinfestations, collection of specimen for bacteriological laboratory examination, distribution of safe drinking water and chlorine and dissemination of preventive measures through local media and social mobilization groups.About 35 per cent of victims are children under five. Even at the best of times, Angola faces one of the highest under-five mortality rates in the world as the southern African country struggles to rebound from a devastating civil war that ended in 2002 after destroying much of its infrastructure over the previous 27 years.The outbreak and quick spread of the epidemic is largely due to poor sanitation and a shortage of safe drinking water in the overcrowded slums of Luanda, the capital, a legacy of the war. Only 50 per cent of Angolans have access to safe water.Cholera, an acute intestinal disease caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, causes copious, painless, watery diarrhoea that can quickly lead to severe dehydration and death if treatment, including rehydration, is not given promptly.The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has already distributed at least 527,300 sachets of Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) and more than 2,000,000 water purification tablets. Water treated with UNICEF’s support has been trucked into Luanda, providing a safe supply for 1 million people. read more

Dear Lionel Messi Please Please Dont Quit Argentina

To: Lionel Andres MessiFrom: Benjamin Morris, professional skeptic, sports researcher and Messi obsessiveDear Mr. Messi,Over the past half dozen years, you have been far and away the best player in the world’s most popular sport, but we know you’ve been having a bit of a rough time of late. You’ve been dealing with tax evasion charges. You’ve dealt with injuries, and fallen to third in scoring in La Liga. Your club team Barcelona was unable to repeat last year’s amazing treble after being knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in the quarterfinals.And finally, following Argentina’s loss against Chile in the Copa America final – in which you missed a kick that may have been the difference in a penalty shootout – you seemed to indicate an inclination to retire from the Argentine national team:It was the thing I wanted the most, but I couldn’t get it, so I think it’s over. I think this is best for everyone. First of all for me, then for everyone. . . . It’s very hard, but the decision is taken. Now I will not try more and there will be no going back.We’re not entirely sure what you meant by this, and I hope by the time this letter reaches you, you’ll have relented. But, just in case: Retiring is a terrible idea.Of course you don’t owe anyone anything, and you can do what you want. But here’s why you shouldn’t:You missed a damn free throw.Look, you screwed up. You missed a penalty kick that would have put Argentina ahead, and your team ended up losing. You also failed to put the ball on frame – thus violating the first rule of penalty kicking.But let’s dispel the myth that penalty kicks are easy. In the top divisions of soccer (the Big Five leagues and major international tournaments) about 75 percent of the penalty kicks taken connect – similar to the rate at which free throws are made the NBA (76 percent in 2015-16). But even this partly masks their difficulty, as penalty kicks are generally taken by the designated (and typically best) penalty kicker on each team.You’ve made about 78 percent of your penalty kicks, for both club and country. This is below the rate of some other top strikers like Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (who have made around 85 percent each), but is above average overall. For comparison, LeBron James has made around 74 percent of his free throws in his career (below average in the NBA) — and just made 72 percent against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.High-leverage misses are painful — had LeBron missed his second straight free throw in the waning seconds of Game 7 and the Warriors tied the game, it would have been a disaster, percentages be damned. But percentages win out in the long run nonetheless, and following this miss, you’ve now made three of your four shootout shots for Argentina, perfectly in line with your career penalty kick conversion rate.International play may not be as pretty, but you’re still the best at itAnother persistent myth in soccer is that you haven’t been as good for Argentina in international play as you’ve been for Barcelona in club play. While it’s true that the numbers you’ve put up at Barcelona have been mind-boggling, you’ve also played brilliantly for Argentina. To see just how much so, let’s look at some very basic stats: Goals plus assists per game played, for both club and country (excluding international friendlies). Here’s what we have according to ESPN Stats & Info data (which includes data from most club and some international results back to 2010-11, and from World Cups back to 1966): Your play for Argentina has been the third-most productive on a game-by-game basis (0.88 GPA/G over 42 games). Of the 324 soccer players with at least 20 appearances for both (Big Five) club and country, only two have put together more productive runs: David Villa, with 0.90 GPA/G over 31 games for Spain and Klass-Jan Huntelaar with 0.96 GPA/G over 29 games for the Netherlands. (In fact, despite international soccer being notoriously low-scoring, the international version of yourself has been more productive than any club players save yourself, Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic and Luis Suarez.)As great as Villa and Huntelaar have been, they’re basically the result of the field playing playing “best hand” against you. How well have their international hot streaks have been corroborated by their club careers? In the Stats & Info data, Villa scored 0.49 goals plus assists per game in club play, and Huntelaar scored 0.61. You’ve scored 1.46. In other words, their combined club production still falls well short of yours.Your play with Argentina does affect your legacy. It cements it.But let’s face it: In Barcelona, you pretty much play for an all-star team in a game so unequal it makes Major League Baseball look like a communist revolution. You play for a team so good that you aren’t even the most productive player on it! I mean, you’re likely still more valuable, but Luis Suarez has had a Messi-like season.Playing for Argentina is your one chance to play a substantial number of games on a relatively even playing field.Of course, other players benefit from playing for what are essentially all-star teams as well, but on the other side: While Argentina is a decent team on its own, without you it doesn’t have the star power as Germany, Brazil, Spain or the Netherlands. Many players have been significantly more productive playing for their international team than their club team, and vice versa. We don’t always know which represents a player’s true strength, so let’s look at the less productive setting of the two for everyone: You come out on top, even though some players have fewer games and higher variance (the three other dots in your neighborhood are – you guessed it – Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic and Suarez). Of the players who have done worse for club than country, only Neymar and Robin Van Persie have produced within 0.1 GPA/G of the 0.88 you put up for Argentina.If you take an unweighted average of country and club performance, your 1.17 GPA/G easily tops all players, with Ronaldo second at 1.08 and Ibrahimovic in third at 0.96.Still not convinced? Here are a few hundred million other reasons to keep playing.So you’ve never won a major cup for Argentina. Continuing to play is no guarantee that you will. And no matter what you do, some Argentinians will never think you’re better than Maradona. International play is hard and high variance.But it’s also incredibly popular.You’ll be turning 31 at the start of the 2018 World Cup, meaning you could legitimately have two or three more runs on the grandest stage in sports left in you.Of the hundreds of millions of soccer fans who have seen you play, most have seen you in the blue and white.1Note your most famous fan isn’t wearing creamsicle. I think I can safely speak for all of us when I say that we appreciate seeing your magic on the international stage, even if it’s a long, frustrating and potentially futile struggle. read more

Teens catch release shark at Dania Beach Pier

first_imgDANIA BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A group of teenagers caught a shark at the Dania Beach Pier, Saturday afternoon, witnesses said.A 7News viewer sent in video showing the marine predator swimming while the teens attempted to catch it with a net.The shark was pulled to shore and released unharmed.Remember, if you see news happening and can do so safely, take a picture or shoot video and send it to: senditto7@wsvn.com.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

All Hail Trypticon Giant Dinosaur Transformer

first_imgStay on target Bandai Makes Star Wars and Marvel so Much Cooler with SamuraiNetflix’s Marvel Heroes Are Coming out in Action Figure Form Grimlock, Grimlock, Grimlock! That big dumb t-rex Transformer is all anyone thinks of when they think about Dinobots. He isn’t the biggest or strongest dinosaur Transformer by a long shot. That title goes to Trypticon, the only Decepticon who can go head-to-head with Metroplex. And, as Hasbro showed off at its Toy Fair media briefing, he’ll be joining Metroplex as the newest Titan-class Transformer.The Titan-class Trypticon is a massive gray-and-purple t-rex who stands over 20 inches tall, with working jaws that let him swallow Titan Master figures (the tiny Transformers that can form the heads of other Transformers in the current Titans Return sub-series of Hasbro’s Transformers Generations line). Don’t worry; those figures pop out of his chest when he’s done. He stands alongside Metroplex and Fortress Maximus as a huge, triple-changing Transformer designed for collectors.Trypticon’s dinosaur form is the most easily recognizable, but he can also become a big Decepticon space ship. Yes, this dinosaur is one of the only ways you can have your own Nemesis. Trypticon can also become a Decepticon “city” like Metroplex and FortMax (pictured; the spaceship form wasn’t shown at the event), and his head and neck even form into a road Deluxe-class car Transformers can drive down.A new Transformers movie is coming soon, and that means, even more, Transformers on top of the Generations line (which is getting a handful of new Deluxe, Voyager, and Leader-class figures in addition to the Titan-class Trypticon). I don’t know anything about the plot of Transformers: The Last Knight, but I know that there are some pretty rad dragons in the toy line, starting with the speed-metal-band-name Leader-class Dragonstorm. Steelbane is a Deluxe-class Transformer that turns into another dragon, and his robot form looks like a knight in plate armor.Megatron is getting another Leader-class Transformer for the movie. He once again becomes some dumb alien jet thing, but he has his signature arm cannon, so that’s a bit of an improvement.Even if the Transformers movies are all terrible, Bumblebee’s design is pretty great. That’s why Hasbro is putting out a Masterpiece Bumblebee based on his classic-for-the-movies (he was closer to a Volkswagon Beetle in the original cartoon) Chevrolet Corvette design. Like most Masterpiece Transformers, expect him to be expensive and impressive regarding detail and build quality.Also, after five movies and no payoff, you’ll finally get a cube you can put in a Transformer’s chest. The new Allspark Tech line features a glowing, sound-effects-producing Allspark cube that you literally slot into the chest of certain Transformers. They’re simple figures, but now you can actually do as Optimus Prime says and put the cube in his chest.last_img read more

Benjamin Franklin was Very Popular with French Women

first_imgDuring the 1780s, Benjamin Franklin, already in his 70s was serving a diplomatic post in France as American ambassador. His performance for the job was stellar and proved worthy for the American cause. As good as he was making his way with French diplomats, he also had his way with French women. Well, in fact, with many women keeping in mind his flourishing intimate history.Our admired and esteemed Founding Father, inventor, writer, and scientist, did have an exceptional prowess to impress women with his libido since a very young age.Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) , North American printer, publisher, writer, scientist, inventor and statesman.As we learn from his autobiography his urges remained ubiquitous even late into life. “The hard-to-be-governed passion of my youth had hurried me frequently into intrigues with low women that fell my way,” he writes.His libido indeed ‘hurried’ him once he was in Paris, though at the beginning he was a bit feeble. His wife Deborah Read with whom he had been married for 44 years had recently passed away due to a stroke in their home in Philadelphia. Franklin quickly recovered, however. The two of them had grown distant over the last years.Benjamin Franklin’s Reception at the Court of France 1778In the French capital, Franklin was a popular face and the attention he received from French women soothed him well. He was their perfect ‘amitie amoureuse’ which translates to amorous friendship in English.The term describes a special form of intimacy which entails the exchange of tender cheek kisses and hugs, exchange of affectionate words over a cup of coffee and in letters, but not necessarily going to bed with someone.Aerial view of the gardens of the Petit Trianon. The Petit Trianon is in the center, the Temple de l’Amour is behind, the Pavillon français is in front in the same perspective. Photo by ToucanWings CC BY-SA 3.0At Versailles for instance, Franklin met with Marie Therese Louise of Savoy, Princess de Lamballe who was a close confidante of Queen Marie Antoinette. He befriended Princess de Lamballe and once joined her on a trip to Amsterdam.Madame la princesse de Lamballe by Antoine-François Callet (circa 1776, Callet)He also sought close female friends among his neighbors. One of them was Anne-Louise Brillon de Jouy. The two of them lived in Passy, at the time a fancy neighborhood outside Paris. Franklin lived in this neighborhood for most of his stay in France, from early 1777 until the summer of 1785.Anne-Louise was much younger than Franklin, with almost 40 years age difference. She had an ear for music and was the composer of March of the Insurgents which toasts the victory of America in the War of Independence.Statue of Benjamin Franklin at Washington Square Park in San Francisco, CA. It was donated to the city of San Francisco by Henry Cogswell in 1879.“She follows with invitations to tea, chess games and tete-a-tetes in which she pours out her troubled soul to him. The delighted Franklin, now in his 70s, soon presses her for more tangible evidence of her affection. She plays coy, however, and steers the relationship with ‘Cher Papa’ (her endearing term for him that soon catches on widely) into a safer daughter-father pattern, over his useless protests,” writes Claude-Anne Lopez, author of Mon Cher Papa: Franklin and the Ladies of Paris.Another woman Franklin got close to was Countess d’Houdetot, who was 25 years his junior. Also called Sophie, she is best noted for having inspired the French writer and philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau during the 1750s.Depiction of the 1776 Staten Island Peace Conference. On the right stands Admiral Richard, Lord Howe. On the left, John Adams, Edward Rutledge, and Benjamin FranklinComing from a well-moneyed family and married to an army man, this countess loved discussing politics with Franklin. However their conversation probably gravitated away from politics, especially taking into account that one of the letters she sent to Ben read “a million tender compliments to Mr. Franklin” at its signature.But perhaps the most intriguing woman to whom Franklin fell for in Paris and with whom he probably had a more intimate relationship with was Anne-Catherine de Ligniville or simply Madame Helvétius.When Franklin met her, she was already a widow, just like himself. In her 60s, she was called Minette by her friends and was an exceptionally jubilant and animated person. They were most definitely a good match.Benjamin Franklin in London, 1767. Painting by David Martin, displayed in the White House.Madame Helvétius had used the inherited fortunes from her late husband to open the hottest salon in the city–La Société d’Auteuil. Stories from her smashing parties traveled far and wide. Her salon gathered the most esteemed intellectuals which Franklin found most enjoyable. He loved this place. Keeping company in the salon was also Madame Helvétius’s small army of fancy Angora cats.While Franklin was captivated by Madame Helvétius, not all of his friends liked the idea of them together. We learn that from letters authored by Abigail Adams, spouse of statesman John Adams. John and Abigail were invited to dinner with Franklin and Madame Helvétius during their trip to Paris, a city which Abigail described as “the very dirtiest place I ever saw.”Anne-Catherine de Ligniville HelvétiusFor Madame Helvétius, Abigail writes: “I was highly disgusted and never wish for an acquaintance with any Ladies of this cast.” She goes on: “After dinner she threw herself upon a settee where she shew more than her feet. She had a little Lap Dog who was, next to the Dr., her favorite. This She kisst and when he wet the floor she wiped up with her chemise. This is one of the Drs. most intimate Friends, with whom he dines once every week and She with him.”This letter was sent to Lucy Cranch and is dated 5th September 1784 a year before Franklin departed from France. And why did he leave?At the time rumors were flagrantly shared that Franklin wanted to propose to Madame Helvétius. Both of them were widowed and enjoyed each other’s company. If he did indeed propose, apparently his proposal was turned down. Friends criticizes Madame Helvétius for her reported decision and Franklin was deeply missed by more than just one woman in Paris.Read another story from us: In the late 1700s, Benjamin Franklin invented a musical instrument that some thought caused melancholia and even deathWhen Benjamin Franklin passed away in 1790 he was buried next to his wife. As instructed in his will, the writing on the tomb simply reads ‘Benjamin and Deborah Franklin’.last_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | March 25, 2013 Esaote’s New Weight-Bearing MRI Improves Imaging For Patients With Pain New G-scan Brio with eXP technology speeds exams while reducing operating costs News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… 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 Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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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 | Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) | July 16, 2019 AAPM 2019 Features More Than 40 Presentations on ViewRay’s MRIdian MRI-guided Radiotherapy ViewRay Inc. announced that the company’s MRIdian System is the focus of more than 40 abstracts selected by the… read more March 25, 2013 — For many patients, diagnosing their back, hip or knee pain is best accomplished by imaging anatomy in a weight-bearing, or standing, position. At the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in Chicago, Esaote introduces the new G-scan Brio with eXP technology to give physicians a cost-effective tool for performing both traditional and weight-bearing musculoskeletal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams.G-scan Brio is an open, non-claustrophobic musculoskeletal MRI system designed for cost-effective operation and patient comfort. New eXP technology is a combination of hardware and software that enables faster imaging exams while decreasing power consumption and reducing operating costs.Traditional MRI systems require the patient to lie down on a bed and be transported into an immovable tube for the exam. With G-scan Brio, a patient will lie down on the bed, and then the bed and open magnet both rotate on a central axis, enabling the patient to be examined in a weight-bearing position. Physicians can now compare weight-bearing and traditional supine studies to make the most accurate diagnosis.“For many patients, their symptoms worsen when they’re standing or in a weight-bearing position,” said Douglas Smith, M.D., founder of Musculoskeletal Imaging Consultants in San Antonio, Texas. “Traditional MRI systems scan these patients in a recumbent position, which fails to explain their symptoms. Consequently, many patients don’t receive the proper treatment and suffer needlessly.”New eXP technology combines powerful hardware platform with advanced software to decrease imaging time by as much as 40 percent, which is critically important when imaging patients with pain. Since many patients have metal implants, new metal artifact reduction sequences minimize metal artifacts associated with MR imaging.Along with G-scan Brio’s unique weight-bearing spine imaging capabilities, the system also provides high quality images of the hip, shoulder, arms and legs that rival large, expensive whole body MRI systems.“We created G-scan Brio, with eXP technology, to address an important clinical gap, while operating at a fraction of the cost of a whole-body MRI system,” said Bill Conn, director of MRI Marketing at Esaote North America. “Shortening imaging exam times makes the entire process more efficient for both patient and operator. New eXP technology not only adds clinical enhancements, but also takes a smart approach to MR hardware that reduces power consumption, space requirements and operating costs for healthcare facilities.”For more information: www.esaoteusa.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019 Insightec’s Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for Insightec’s… read more last_img read more

Germany has culinary delights from 1500 kinds of sausage to UNESCO bread

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Share Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Devin Kinasz center_img Germany has culinary delights, from 1,500 kinds of sausage to UNESCO bread Tags: Germany TORONTO — Did you know Germany has 5,000 beer brews, 1,500 different varieties of sausage, 140 wines and that German bread making is recognized on the UNESCO list of cultural heritage? It’s a country of culinary delights and to celebrate all the national delicacies – and another buoyant year of Canadian visitation to Germany – the new Director of the German National Tourist Office in Canada, Julia Dywelski, invited industry partners to toast the holiday season with some traditional German cuisine, festive spirit and, of course, German wine. “We want to show you what Germany has to offer, our wide range of culinary delights,” said Dywelski at last night’s industry dinner in Toronto. “From homestyle cooking clubs to high-end Michelin-starred restaurants, Germany offers options to satisfy every different kind of traveller. And of course a good glass of wine goes hand in hand with a good meal, and Germany has 13 wine regions with almost 80,000 producers.”Food and tourism pair together very well in Germany with interesting (and delicious) things to do all across the country. Travellers can visit the fish market in Hamburg, savour gingerbread in North Rhine-Westphalia or goat cheese in Saarland, and scarf down the original bratwurst in Thuringia. The GNTO created the ‘Culinary Germany’ campaign theme for 2018, serving up promotions incorporating typical traditional offerings from all of the German regions. It also included tourism innovations, special locations and gave visitors the possibility of experiencing these regions through their culinary traditions.Germany has a wide range of regional cooking styles and specialties. An increasing number of restaurateurs are developing their culinary offerings using regional and seasonal products and traditional recipes, to prepare local and delicious cuisine.Regional weekly markets or traditional festivals throughout the year provide visitors from around the world with an especially authentic experience of German culture in terms of food and drink. German wines are also a draw for tourism, and many visitors enjoy wine walking tours that combine active travel and wine tastings. In 13 wine-growing regions, travellers to Germany are accompanied by one of 500 qualified wine tour guides. DWI Riesling Lounges, where select culinary experts introduce German wines, provide an opportunity to discover wines outside of the wine-growing regions.For more information, visit germany.travel/en.last_img read more

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