Dabo Swinney Addresses Criticism Of Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence

first_imgTrevor Lawrence drops back to pass for the Clemson Tigers.SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Trevor Lawrence earned tons of praise for leading Clemson to the national championship in his freshman season. All the hype surrounding the talented gunslinger has quickly gone away as many analysts are worried about his sophomore slump.Before this season began, the consensus around the country was that Lawrence would be the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. After all, the former five-star recruit is considered the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck.Lawrence has shown signs of potential this season, but he’s also been careless with the football. He has more interceptions in three games than he did all of last season.Critics are skeptical of Lawrence and his ability to develop as a passer. As for Dabo Swinney, he’s doesn’t sound worried about his quarterback at all. Swinney went on Charlotte’s WFNZ radio to discuss Lawrence’s start to the season.Here’s what Swinney had to say:“He just needs to keep doing exactly what he’s doing. If he’ll keep doing what he’s doing, we’re going to win a lot of games. That’s all I need him to do. He’s doing a great job. He’s a great preparer. He’s an unbelievable leader. He’s got a great will to win.Part of the reason that Lawrence is under the microscope of the media is because he’s the quarterback. Most of the responsibility falls on his lap as it pertains to Clemson’s offense.Clemson has a favorable matchup this weekend against Charlotte. Trevor Lawrence could be in for a big day.last_img read more

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Anglos francophones sign deal to work together on minority language rights

first_imgOTTAWA — Quebec anglophones have banded together with francophones in New Brunswick and Ontario to protect and promote the rights of official minority language communities.The Societe de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick, the Quebec Community Groups Network and the Assemblee de la francophonie de l’Ontario called the partnership the first of its kind in Canada.At a news conference in Ottawa, the three groups said they have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together more closely despite the language divide.Geoffrey Chambers of the QCGN says it’s been difficult times for minority language rights in all three provinces and the organizations have expressed support for one another amid a number of decisions impacting their respective communities.Chambers says with a federal election coming, it’s important to have the federal parties make their positions clear on the Official Languages Act, which turns 50 later this year and is due for a renewal or an update.The three organizations say they represent some 2.4 million people between them — about 90 per cent of those living in official minority language communities.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Aglukkaq reads newspaper while Nunavut food debate flares around her

first_img(Still image of House of Commons video showing Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq reading a newspaper during Question Period Monday while debate raged about the Harper government’s food subsidy program for the North.)APTN National News OTTAWA–Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq was caught on camera reading the newspaper while debate raged around her in Question Period Monday about a food crisis in Nunavut.Aglukkaq has said she is considering legal action against Rankin Inlet’s deputy mayor Sam Tutanuak who claimed the minister tried to extract an apology during a phone conversation with the Nunavut hamlet’s senior administrative officer.Aglukkaq has flatly denied she tried to get an apology for Tutanuak’s comments to APTN Investigates that high grocery prices in the community had forced people to scavenge for food at the local dump.Aglukkaq’s office also denied claims from five different MPs that she yelled ‘that’s not true’ during Question Period last week when the NDP brought up the issue of Inuit searching for food in the dump.The Auditor General of Canada released a scathing report last Monday on the management of the Harper government’s food subsidy Nutrition North program. Auditor General Michael Ferguson said Ottawa had no idea whether the program was working or if Northern grocery retailers were passing on the government subsidy for perishable foods like vegetables.The NDP again pressed Aglukkaq on the issue in Question Period Monday, with NDP Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair using his final question to hammer the Nunavut MP on the issue.“We all heard her shameful response when she heard about people scavenging out of a landfill in her own riding. She shouted from her seat that it was not true. Now she is suing local authorities in Rankin Inlet for daring to say that it is,” said Mulcair. “Let us look at that style of crisis management: deny the truth, then deny that she is denying the truth, then personally attack the leaders who dare tell the truth. Will she apologize today to the people of Rankin Inlet for disrespect, her threats and her dishonesty?”House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer intervened because Mulcair used the word “dishonesty” which is deemed “unparliamentarily language.” Yet, Scheer still gave Aglukkaq the option to respond, but she took a pass.Cree NDP MP Romeo Saganash then took up the issue in the second round of NDP questions.“We are facing a real food crisis in the North as a result of the failure of the Conservative’s Nutrition North program,” said Saganash. “Instead of helping them, their own MP threatens a warning. It is shameful. Is the minister going to drop this attempt of legal bullying and help them, at least?”Aglukkaq responded saying, “those allegations are completely false.” She then accused the NDP of voting against investments in the North, including a highway from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk in neighbouring Northwest Territories.“That party continues to vote against those kinds of investments on a regular basis,” said Aglukkaq.Then Saganash, with a rare display of fire, said Aglukkaq had nothing to teach him about the North.“My record of my last 30 years in the North is quite brighter than hers. I have no lessons to take from the minister,” said Saganash.Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt then stepped in to respond to Saganash. Aglukkaq picked up a newspaper and started to read as the debate raged.Valcourt handled two more questions from NDP Aboriginal affairs critic Jean Crowder.Aglukkaq did put down the newspaper to respond to a question later from Liberal Aboriginal affairs critic Carolyn Bennett.“Recent footage of residents in Rankin Inlet scavenging for food at the dump did not prompt the environment minister, their MP, to acknowledge the problem. Instead, she savagely attacked the community’s deputy mayor for pointing it out,” said Bennett. “Rather than suing community leaders, will the current government finally deal with the reality that people in Northern Canada cannot afford to feed their families?”Aglukkaq said Bennett was making things up.“Those allegations are completely false. If that member has any evidence of that, I would encourage her to produce that evidence so that I can deal with it in the House. However, they are absolutely false,” said Aglukkaq. “No one knew for 30 years there was even a food subsidy going to the North. It was a Liberal decision to have the program fund an airline. The people in the North were the first—the last thing on their minds, was to subsidize an airline and to subsidize a community in Quebec, Val-d’Or.”news@aptn.ca‎@APTNNewslast_img read more

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Alberta politicians vote unanimously to back province in oil pipeline fight

first_imgEDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta politicians have passed a motion unanimously to back Premier Rachel Notley’s fight for the Trans Mountain pipeline.The United Conservatives, Alberta Party, and Alberta Liberals joined with Notley’s NDP to back the government motion in support of the project, which would triple the amount of oil flowing from Edmonton to B.C.The final tally was 70-0, with Notley and United Conservative Opposition Leader Jason Kenney in the chamber for the vote. However, some politicians say they still have concerns with how Notley’s government is handling the battle with B.C. and dealing with Ottawa, which has jurisdiction over inter-provincial pipelines.Kenney says Notley should have kept a recently lifted ban on B.C. wine in place, and was late to coming around to embracing the possibility of cutting off oil to B.C. to force the issue.Greg Clark of the Alberta Party says Notley’s government has failed to make the case to B.C. that Alberta shares its concerns and is taking action on climate change.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

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I am aam aadmi working in a team of motivated people to

first_imgNaveen Jaihind, a social activist, became a part of India Against Corruption in 2011 and later became a member of Aam Aadmi Party which was formed in 2012. In 2014, he fought his first Lok Sabha elections from his home town Rohtak. He may have lost the elections but that did not deter him from playing a more active political role. In 2015, his political stature further grew in the party when he was appointed as the AAP state president of Haryana. As he prepares to fight from the bellwether seat of Faridabad Lok Sabha constituency in 2019, he spoke to Piyush Ohrie of Millennium Post on various issues. He talked about Haryana model of governance, issue of nationalism being raised in the elections, campaigning amid limited resources, issues plaguing Faridabad Lok Sabha constituency and the bitter truth of political parties ultimately resorting to caste politics for seeking votes from the electorate. Excerpts Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesIn 2014 you fought your first Lok Sabha elections from your hometown Rohtak. You are now fighting 2019 general elections from Faridabad. In these five years how have you evolved as a politician and how is it reflected in your campaigning? I do not consider myself as a politician. I am an aam aadmi working in a team of motivated and driven volunteers to bring positive change in the lives of people. It is these volunteers that campaign for the party. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarAmid limited resources, how during your campaign trail are you trying to make sure that you reach out to the maximum number of people? We have a motivated team of party workers who are determined to spread the message of our developmental works in Delhi despite lack of resources. We are making sure that our workers are present and visible in all the public place and market gatherings. They speak to the people who are there on the ground directly and make them aware of the works that have been done by the AAP government in the development of Delhi. Taking a cue from the Delhi model of governance, what is your vision towards the creation of the Haryana model of governance? The issues that used to plague the common citizens of Delhi are more or less the same that trouble the citizens of Haryana. Even in Haryana, the citizens demand 24 hours supply of power in reasonable rates, regular supply of clean drinking water and better sanitation systems. Rather than being dependent on private schools and hospitals, the citizens want excellent government schools and hospitals. AAP in Delhi has worked successfully on these aspects. Unlike Delhi law and order is a state subject and we would like to reform this system in the state. We will work on the problem of unemployment. We also want to work for the betterment of farmers who are definitely more in Haryana than in Delhi. 90 per cent of the Delhi model of governance can be successfully implemented in Haryana. Haryana is a land of soldiers as well as farmers, what are your plans to take care of these major classes of citizens. The issue of nationalism has become a major point in these elections, what are your views about it? In Delhi, we have a system wherein we provide Rs one crore to martyr’s family. We wish to do in Haryana as well. As far as the farmers are concerned, the government has ensured that farming today is a loss-making venture. To begin with, the government has to be honest in trying to solve the agrarian crisis. A farmer today is debt-ridden and he is being forced to take more debts. The Kisaan fasal bima yojna brought by the government has further worsened the situation of the farmer. There is a need to incorporate newer forms of technology in farming which has not been done by the government. The Central government did not do any development works so it has been a ploy to seek votes in the name of caste and religion. They are now doing in the name of soldiers and martyrs which is shameful. Citizens are now also asking questions that why the Pakistani Prime Minister is openly endorsing the re-election of Narendra Modi as a Prime Minister despite strike on their terror camps and killing many people in their country. What are the problems of Faridabad Lok Sabha constituency? If elected as an MP, how do you wish to solve these problems? Law & Order is a big problem in Faridabad. Pollution is also a major problem that needs to be tackled. Today because of pollution, a large number of children is facing respiratory problems. We will also prevent the destruction of Aravallis that forms the lungs of the city. Like Somnath Temple, Faridabad has been looted many times. I would like to prevent this loot. Today in the governance of self-proclaimed chowkidaars, the public agencies are not performing their job well and are just making money. Once we free these agencies from the so-called Chowkidars, we will work with the people and ensure that Faridabad is free of pollution and garbage. Your decision to put Jaihind as your surname was done because you did not believe in playing caste politics. In this campaign trail, you have now begun to use pandit before your name, is caste, therefore, a necessity that has to be ultimately raised by the politicians? Yeh ek kadva sach hai ki jaatiwaad hai (this a bitter truth that caste is a reality). Not only has the Chief Minister of Haryana but even the Prime Minister uses it during his election campaigns.last_img read more

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Somalia Ban urges leaders to commit to stability and public service

“The TFIs must… show real progress on key tasks such as constitution-making, political outreach, reconciliation, the provision of basic services and improvements in security,” said Mr. Ban in an address to the African Union (AU) Extraordinary Summit on Peace and Security in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.“I am also very concerned about the humanitarian crisis. Our [AU-United Nations] cooperation in Somalia has been truly exceptional and is finally beginning to show signs of success. We must persevere,” he added.The Secretary-General took note of the successes of the forces of Somalia’s Transitional Government (TFG) against the Al Shabaab insurgents, with the support of the AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM).“I commend the courage and commitment of the leaders and soldiers of Uganda, Burundi and TFG forces. The United Nations continues to do everything possible to support the operation through our United Nations Support Office,” said Mr. Ban.Earlier this month, the Security Council called upon the TFIs to “ensure cohesion and focus on the completion of the transitional tasks,” expressing regret over the decision by the transitional parliament to extend its mandate unilaterally.The extension of the mandate also created divisions between the members of Parliament on the one hand, and the President and the Prime Minister on the other.In February, Parliament voted to extend its term for three years after the end of the transitional period in August, a move rejected by the TFG, which has instead proposed extending the interim period for one year, saying it wanted to try to enhance political stability and security. 25 May 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Somalia’s transitional federal institutions (TFIs) to demonstrate they are moving the country towards political stability and social-economic development, saying the Security Council and donors are losing patience with the tensions within the leadership. read more

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Moves to reduce traffic congestion by next month

The Prime Minister said that there are too many vehicles on the roads of Colombo and if the traffic congestion issue is not resolved then the public will need to start using helicopters. He said that once that is done, measures can be taken to reduce the number of vehicles entering the city. The Government is to take short term measures to reduce traffic congestion in Colombo by next month, Parliament was informed today.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament that a good public transport system must be in place to meet the transport needs of the public. Deputy Minister of Public Enterprise Development Eran Wickramaratne said last week that the Government has identified heavy road congestion as one of the major issues facing Colombo.Wickramaratne said that 500,000 vehicles entering Colombo daily is neither eco-friendly nor an efficient means of getting from home to work or school. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Apple to purchase Intels 5G modem business for 1B

Apple Inc. has confirmed its plans to buy Intel Corp.’s modem business for a reported US$1 billion.It’s a major move for Apple, which has been trying to sever its reliance on Qualcomm, its current provider for mobile modems, for nearly a decade.Apple’s senior vice-president of hardware technologies, Johny Srouji, confirmed the news July 25, and said the acquisition will “help expedite our development on future products and allow Apple to further differentiate moving forward.”Dimitri Mavrakis, the research director at tech market advisory firm ABI Research, said this will help Apple to differentiate itself from all the other companies scrambling to find their footing in the world of 5G.“Apple’s acquisition of Intel’s 5G modem business will not only allow the iPhone manufacturer to gain world-class expertise in cellular modems, which is one of the most challenging areas in R&D, but also allow it to strike better deals with other major 5G patent holders. Apple will also potentially be able to negotiate better terms with its current 5G suppliers as well as integrate parts of the 5G modem into its existing processors,” Mavrakis wrote in a statement. “It is important to note that by inheriting some of the key 5G patents developed by Intel, Apple will be able to differentiate its 5G offering in what will soon be a very highly competitive 5G landscape.”This acquisition does not mean that Intel is getting out of the modem business completely. The company has stated it will remain committed to developing modems for computers, IoT devices, and self-driving cars.“This agreement enables us to focus on developing technology for the 5G network while retaining critical intellectual property and modem technology that our team has created,” said Intel’s chief executive officer, Bob Swan.According to the press release, Apple will absorb about 2,200 employees from Intel.The deal is expected to close in Q4 of 2019, if approved by regulators. This section is powered by IT World Canada. ITWC covers the enterprise IT spectrum, providing news and information for IT professionals aiming to succeed in the Canadian market. read more

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New details revealed about the passing of Dusty Rhodes

first_img WWE issues statement on passing of former Kaientai manager Wally Yamaguchi Tim Bannon defies all odds, competes in Chicago Triathlon Google+ Facebook According to a new report by TMZ, emergency personnel responded to the home of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes at 5:56 a.m. Wednesday morning after receiving a call that Rhodes had taken a fall. Rhodes was taken to a nearby hospital where he suffered “numerous complications” throughout the night. Rhodes passed on Thursday morning.TMZ: DUSTY RHODES WWE LEGEND DIES (Update)Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipThe Purge Has Begun For Florida IguanasVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:49/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:45 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Luchasaurus talks about how Dusty Rhodes came up with his gimmick, teaming with Jungle Boy Jerry Lawler sues Hardeman County for $3 Million over death of his son Brian Lawler How to Make Tomato Compote Easy Spanish Recipe Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img The Purge Has Begun For Florida Iguanas Twitter Thinking Of Switching Toothpastes? Here`s How To Pick A Good One Now Playing Up Next Trimming trees before a storm could save lives Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApplast_img
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Driver hospitalized after crashing into Hialeah house

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – A car had to be towed away after a driver smashed his car into a Hialeah home.Hialeah police and fire rescue responded to the scene of the crash, along Palm Avenue and West 42nd Street, Monday morning.The 31-year-old driver was airlifted to the trauma center with a head injury.The driver’s vehicle, a black Ford Mustang, has some damage and was towed from the scene.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Torontos OVO Fest Drake Delivers Promises New Album

first_img Facebook Email News Drake and special guests triumph onstage at this year’s OVO Fest as the GRAMMY-winner teases upcoming releasesPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Aug 8, 2017 – 4:01 pm GRAMMY.comFor the city of Toronto, and Drake fans around the world, the Aug. 7 OVO Fest was hotly anticipated — tickets had sold out in minutes — and yesterday Drake and his lineup of special guests smashed it while fans set their sights on upcoming projects he teased on stage.Promo’s for the announced lineup from OVO Sound’s artist roster — dvsn (pronounced “division”), Majid Jordan, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and Roy Wood$ — have been lighting up the Toronto skyline for weeks. Guest artists on stage last night included Cardi B, Tory Lanez, and fellow Canadian The Weeknd. Drake put The Weeknd on the spot on-stage — while apologizing, “I don’t want to do this to you on stage” — that even greater collaborations between these two Torontonians should get done. Their fans agree.As this year’s OVO Fest excitement became (another) one for the history books, Drake teased his forthcoming album, following up on March’s More Life success. With hometown pride, Drake declared, “I’m about to go back to making this new album in Toronto, just for you. I will see you next year! We’ll be bigger, we’ll be better. I go by the name of Drake, this is an OVO Sound thing for life!” On the map and steadily growing, Toronto’s cultural impact on the world music scene still feels like a newcomer. Not for long.More at Billboard, including video clips, on how Drake — having won two GRAMMYs earlier in the year — is managing this emerging sonic phenomenon that is bigger than himself.See Drake-Collaborator Rihanna’s Crop Over Fashion In Barbados Twitter Toronto’s OVO Fest: Drake Delivers, Promises New Album Drake’s OVO Fest Delivers torontos-ovo-fest-drake-delivers-promises-new-albumlast_img read more

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More than double inmates crammed into jails

first_imgPhoto : BSSInspector General of Prisons brigadier general Syed Iftekhar Uddin said that the number of prisoners across the country stood at around 82,000 while the existing prisons have the capacity to accommodate 36,614 inmates, state news agency BSS reports. The inspector general revealed the information while speaking to reporters  after visiting the construction work of Madaripur prison on Wednesday.He said that the government has undertaken a number of projects to build prisons to facilitate accommodation of additional prisoners across the country.”Re-building of prison is urgently needed”, Iftekhar said adding that some prisons are accommodating five to six times prisoners beyond their capacity.He also said that the government is trying to increase capacity of the existing prisons.“Old prisons are being renovated to solve the accommodation problem of prisoners,” he said.He also hopes that this problem will come to a tolerable level by the next years.Among others, Madaripur district administrator Wahidul Islam, civil surgeon Farid Hossain, police super Sarwar Hossain and Madaripur district jail super Shahidul Islam were present with him at the visit.last_img read more

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Marine technology inspired by dolphins speed

first_img Citation: Marine technology inspired by dolphins’ speed (2006, June 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2006-06-marine-technology-dolphins.html A bottlenose dolphin exhibits porpoising in the wake of a boat, a behavior that increases the animal’s swimming efficiency. The dolphin’s spindle-like body shape, along with other characteristics, continues to inspire marine vessel design. Photo credit: NASA. Since the days of Aristotle, humans have looked to dolphins with awe, envy and inspiration because of the marine animal’s speed and strength in the oceans. Swimming at speeds of up to 20 mph, the dolphin seems to defy nature’s laws. In fact, in the 1930s, the scientist James Gray thought that the power needed for the dolphin to swim at such speeds exceeded its available power nearly 10 times over, which is known as Gray’s paradox. To explain his paradox, Gray theorized that the water against the dolphin’s skin has layers that slide past each other and reduce drag, called “laminar boundary layers.” (It was previously assumed that the water against the skin was made of several mixed layers that increase drag, called “turbulent boundary layers.”) In actuality, no mechanisms have been demonstrated that maintain a completely laminar boundary layer for the dolphin.“While Gray may have missed the actual mechanism for the high swimming speed of dolphins, his focus on these extraordinary animals and their performance was not without merit,” scientist Frank Fish of West Chester University told PhysOrg.com. Fish, who has researched dolphin drag and propulsion for many years, recently published a review in Bioinspiration and Biomimetics examining the different mechanisms on drag reduction. “[Gray’s] focus on laminar and turbulent flows helped to define a large body of research on animals with consideration to their aquatic adaptations and energetics. Furthermore, because of Gray’s work, a whole new mechanism for drag reduction – compliant surfaces – was developed.”Today it’s common knowledge that Gray’s paradox had a few flawed assumptions: Gray calculated that dolphin musculature resembles that of humans, while in reality dolphin muscles can generate several times the power of human muscles. Also, Gray observed dolphins swimming at short sprints, but neglected to account for the greater power output generated by the type of muscle fiber (fast glycolytic) used for short bursts as opposed to the type of muscle fiber (slow oxidative) used for slow, sustained activity. Finally, Gray did not consider that the dolphin was using a passive drafting technique to swim at high speed. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. According to Gray’s paradox, dolphins swim faster than they should be able to. Since Gray, scientists have discovered flaws in the details of the paradox, although some explanations of these creatures’ aquatic grace have proven to hold more water than others.center_img Hidden oil spill: New study contradicts owner’s claims Explore further Despite the flaws in Gray’s paradox, however, the dolphin still possesses superior swimming capabilities compared with technologies from nautical engineering. Throughout the past several decades, scientists have offered a plethora of ideas explaining how the dolphin actually swims as quickly as it does. In his review, Fish examines how these ideas reduce drag, which range from mechanisms for laminar boundary layer conditions (viscous damping and accelerated flow), strategically located skin ridges, skin shedding/secretions, skin heating and others. The two most significant reasons, Fish concludes, are not special mechanisms, but rather the streamlined body shape and behavioral mechanisms.“Dolphins are among the fastest of marine creatures,” said Fish. “That ability is powered by large muscles that are mechanically linked to an oscillatory pair of flukes, producing thrust with greater efficiency than conventional marine propellers.”A dolphin’s “fusiform” body shape – with its rounded front, maximum thickness at 34-45% of the body length, and slowly tapering tail – allows water to flow inseparably from the body until the tail region. This delayed separation results in a small wake and reduced drag. Further, the crescent design of the flippers, dorsal fin and tail (“flukes”) of the dolphin reduce drag and can also efficiently generate lift when needed.Because dolphins belong to the cetacean order, they are mammals that require oxygen. However, wave drag at the surface can reach five times the frictional drag for a dolphin at one-half a body length under water, so the animals use a breathing method called “porpoising.” While maintaining high speeds, a dolphin partakes in a series of rhythmic leaps to the surface, and scientists calculate that it takes less energy to leap at these speeds than to swim an equivalent distance underwater. A second behavioral mechanism that dolphins employ is gliding, a behavior which allows lung collapse and minimizes buoyancy when descending in deep water, conserving both energy and oxygen. Finally, young dolphins often utilize drafting by swimming below the mid-section of the mother, taking advantage of flow structure and energy savings of up to 60%.Fish concluded that although Gray’s laminar boundary layer may not have been demonstrated for dolphins, the explanation – along with some of the other proposed ideas – could still have technological applications. “The need to move more economically on or under the water will necessitate the development of better propulsive systems,” he said. “This will be more important as we further explore the recesses of the ocean, on this planet or others. We currently rely upon rotating propellers to move ships and boats, but these devices have a limited efficient speed range.”Fish predicted that the development of new hull designs, skin mechanics and propulsive systems may take advantage of nature’s swimming mechanisms. “Submarine and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) may benefit from copying the body design of dolphins to enhance not just speed but also maneuverability,” said Fish. “The elastic structure of the dolphin skin and its underlying blubber may serve as a model for future wetsuits or competitive swim suits. The arrangement of fibers applied to competition suits will reduce drag from vibrations and folds produced by the swimming motions of human swimmers. Perhaps swimmers in the next Olympics will wear suits based on dolphins to break existing records.”Citation: Fish, Frank E. “The myth and reality of Gray’s paradox: implication of dolphin drag reduction for technology.” Bioinspiration and Biomimetics. 1 (2006) R17-R25.By Lisa Zyga, Copyright 2006 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Technology Improvements in Current Generation CT Systems

first_img Feature | Radiology Business | July 23, 2019 | Greg Freiherr Liars in Radiology Beware! Can you tell when someone is lying? read more News | Radiology Imaging | July 22, 2019 AHRA and Canon Medical Systems Support the 12th Annual Putting Patients First Program For the past twelve years, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has partnered with read more Related Content Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:05Loaded: 0.00%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read morecenter_img Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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She said medical imaging department administrators can use this knowledge to help in hiring decisions and managing staff.  Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  When 64-slice computed tomography (CT) systems were introduced nearly a decade ago, they were purchased in large numbers to upgrade older 16-slice systems and soon became the new standard of care. Soon after that boom period for CT, sales abated due to the economic slowdown and the uncertainty of future reimbursements due to U.S. healthcare reform. This made many hospitals think hard about replacing CT systems as frequently as they had previously, with many extending the service life from five years to 10 or more. The conversion to a value-based payment healthcare system and concerns over radiation dose also have changed what hospitals look for in return on investment, cost-effectiveness, efficiency and increasing patient safety. This is the setting as many providers now begin thinking about replacements for their older, first generation 64-slice systems.Higher Slice SystemsAfter the introduction of 64-slice systems, some vendors introduced higher slice systems in an effort to improve image quality, reduce scanning times, eliminate stitching artifacts, and to freeze cardiac and respiratory motion. Today, several vendors offer premium 80-, 128-, 256-, 320- and 640-slice systems in addition to their workhorse 64-slice models. Critics of these systems say 64-slice CT can accomplish any scanning tasks without the increased price tag of the larger slice systems. Supporters of higher slice systems cite their utility in scanning particular types of patients. With children, the speed of these systems can freeze motion, increase image area coverage, reduce radiation exposure and reduce the need for repeat scans. The systems also benefit cardiac scans, where the motion of the heart and breathing is less of a concern because the scans are completed in milliseconds. The larger imaging area of these systems enable whole organ imaging in a single rotation of the gantry, without the need to stitch multiple images together.New Detector TechnologyIn the past few years, GE Healthcare, Philips, Siemens and Toshiba introduced new detector technology for their CT systems that uses microelectronic circuits. This technology reduces electronic noise and enables sharper images. GE, Philips and Siemens also have introduced new detectors to enable dual-energy spectral imaging on their newest generation CT systems. Iterative ReconstructionUntil recently, all CT systems reconstructed images based on filtered back projection because it was fast and could be accomplished in a reasonable amount of time using older computer technology. However, with rapid advances in computing power and the reduction in costs for that power, all the major CT vendors now offer iterative image reconstruction. This software revises the image over and over with multiple iterations to clean up artifacts and clarify the image pixel by pixel. This enables diagnostic image clarity on low dose scans that was previously not possible. This enables CT scanning at much lower doses than a decade ago.CT Lung ScreeningIn August, GE Healthcare became the first vendor with a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared low dose CT lung cancer screening option. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended the use of low dose CT lung cancer screening for high-risk individuals in December 2013. Additionally, Medicare has now approved reimbursement for its beneficiaries who are eligible for the use of low dose CT lung cancer screening in high-risk patients. GE Healthcare’s new low-dose screening reference protocols are tailored to the CT system, patient size and the most current recommendations from a wide range of professional medical and governmental organizations. GE said all new 64-slice and greater CT scanners, and most of the 16-slice CT scanners that it sells, are now qualified CT lung screening systems and will include the new screening option. The solution is also available for some GE scanners currently in use.Spectral CT ImagingSpectral CT (also called dual-source or dual-energy CT) has the potential to become a major trend in the coming years, as all the major CT vendors are now integrating this capability into their scanners. Similar to the way a prism breaks visible light down into its parent chemical elements on the periodic table for analysis, spectral CT can break down X-ray photons by chemical elements.Spectral CT is based on viewing the same anatomy at two different kV energies. This can be accomplished with a dual-source CT scanner, or newer methods that use fast kV switching between different energies during the scan, or detector elements that record different kV levels during a scan. Different anatomical features are enhanced at different energy levels. Instead of needing to scan a patient multiple times at different energies to achieve various tissue enhancements, spectral CT allows different energy views to be created from a single scan. Additionally, the spectral software can highlight or eliminate specific chemical compounds based on their atomic number, including iodine, calcium and metals. This allows differentiation between calcified coronary lesions and iodine contrast in the blood vessel. It also enables contrast and non-contrast images to be created from a single contrast scan, since iodine can be removed via spectral filters to create a virtual non-contrast dataset.Applications for the technology include definitive identification of gout, differentiation between different types of kidney stones to better guide treatment, improved metal artifact reduction and clearer identification of pulmonary embolism. The vendors say additional applications are being researched and all of them have made big investments in the technology in anticipation of its use in next-generation CT diagnostics in the coming years. Philips Healthcare has made a big push for spectral technology in the past couple years and received FDA clearance in September for its Spectral Diagnostic Suite, which offers a set of advanced visualization and analysis tools designed for its IQon Spectral technology. The software offers enhanced spectral viewing and clinical application capabilities.Siemens has been the leader in dual-source CT for several years, but announced at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2014 annual meeting it was relaunching its Somatom Definition Edge single-source CT system with spectral capability. The new feature allows dual-energy images to be acquired using a single-source system in clinical routine. GE Healthcare’s Revolution scanner also contains technology to allow spectral imaging. This is enabled via a very fast kV switching system, changing the scanning energy level back and forth between 40-140 kV during the scan using the same detector and X-ray tube. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | AAPM | July 23, 2019 VIDEO: Bridging Diversity in Medical Physics to Improve Patient Care Cynthia McColl… read more Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | November 11, 2015 | Jeff Zagoudis and Dave Fornell Technology Improvements in Current Generation CT Systems This article appeared as an introduction to a comparison chart on CT Systems in the November/December 2015 issue.last_img read more

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Radio Hit celebrates its fifth anniversary tonight at Hoxton Pub

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rican band Zòpilot! performs for the last time tonight at Cine Magaly Punk rock band Title Fight to play for the first time in Costa Rica Dub sounds in Costa Rica: Mad Professor and Mad Elaine After three-year hiatus, Blues Festival plays in Guanacaste The Costa Rican radio station Radio Hit (104.7 FM) is celebrating its fifth anniversary tonight at 9:00 PM at the Hoxton Pub in Los Yoses. The station has planned a night full of music, including Costa Rican bandsMagpie Jay, Síndrome de Estocolmo and Bird & Fish. Dirk Stammes will continue the celebration at the after-party with his musical project Funka. Celebrate along with Radio Hit on its fifth anniversary! [Courtesy Radio Hit]A pop-up store will also be part of this celebration, selling clothing, records and other products throughout the night.As part of the activity Radio Hit will communicate its plans for 2016, which include new radio programs, original podcasts, music festivals and other initiatives to be incorporated into the new and improved station.For more information visit Radio Hit’s Facebook event page. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Sydneys Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel to launch Chocolate High Tea

first_imgSource = Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney – Chocolate High TeaSydney’s Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel to launch Chocolate High TeaRadisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is launching their new Chocolate High Tea for chocolate lovers and sweet tooth’s alike, to coincide with the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory show in town.Already renowned for their high tea offerings (including vegan, gluten free and child friendly options) the hotel have launched their new Chocolate High Tea from January 2018. The chocolate high tea menu features mouth-watering sweet items such as handmade passionfruit lollipops, chocolate mud cake, chocolate mousse, caramel popping candy tarts, Oreo macarons and chocolate chip scones with cacao cream and strawberry jam. Savoury items include spinach and feta rolls and sausage rolls.All of the items on the menu are made from scratch and prepared fresh daily by pastry chef Noa Nisell-Hauser, who has designed this menu which can be enjoyed by both little kids and kids at heart.Pastry chef Noa joined the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney after working for several years in other iconic cities such as Stockholm and Tel Aviv. Noa’s passion for baking is evident in the Chocolate High Tea menu, as she wanted to provide something she could enjoy, as well as her child. The goal was to create a high tea that created the excitement and dazzle, that can be found in Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.With this high tea being a sensory and tasty chocolate experience, it also is available during February, making it the perfect Valentine’s Day treat. The hotel will also be running a competition to allow one lucky winner to spoil their loved one to a chocolate high tea during the “month of giving”. Our hotel’s act of kindness will also involve giving away 3 Chocolate High Tea family passes to The Infants’ Home, a Sydney early childhood centre.Radisson Blu General Manager, Peter Tudehope, said:“Our food and beverage team are committed providing the highest quality High Tea for our customers, in addition to our large range of menu items available at the Fax Bar. To be able to order our special Chocolate High Tea, we’re making the high tea experience even better! For this reason, we’re also pleased to give away 3 High Tea family passes for some families of The Infants’ Home to ensure everybody can enjoy such an exciting, chocolate-filled experience.”The hotel is known for their progressive high tea menus, being one of first Sydney hotels to launch a gluten free high tea in 2015 and the first 5-star hotel in Sydney to introduce a Vegan High Tea in 2017. High tea is served daily in the Fax Bar or Lady Fairfax Room of the hotel between 10:30am and 4:30pm. Group bookings and private high tea functions are also welcomed. As the Chocolate High Tea is a specialized high tea, bookings are essential. The Chocolate High Tea is available for $49 per person or $125 for families of 2 adults and 2 kids under 10.For reservations Email:  communications@radisson.com Phone: +61 2 8214 0000last_img read more

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When a world leader wants to entertain his visitin

first_imgWhen a world leader wants to entertain his visiting counterpart in style and privacy, where does he choose? In the case of New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English, the answer was aboard the luxury superyacht Pacific Jemm.Mr English and his wife Mary took Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy cruising on Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu aboard Pacific Jemm during their most recent trans-Tasman visit.Pacific Jemm, the only high-end charter boat available in Queenstown, offers customised cruise options to suit any special event, celebration, holiday or adventure, guaranteeing a personalised experience.The luxury yacht has an elegant main salon, entertainment area and bar, formal dining area for up to eight people, a sun bridge with shaded barbecue area, conference and meeting facilities, iPod docking stations and outdoor speakers, and more. It also has overnight accommodation for eight and two chefs creating a variety of menus.Popular cruise destinations, depending on time-frame, include the main lake, with Frankton Arm and Kelvin Heights; cruise Frankton Arm to Walter Peak sheep station, Wilson Bay and return to Queenstown; Bob’s Cove, for spectacular mountain views; or Frankton Arm, Walter Peak Station, cruising up Lake Wakatipu to the islands to take in the mountains and Lord of the Rings scenery, Glenorchy and return to Queenstown.The mooring is located in central Queenstown, within walking distance to shops, restaurants and local attractions.For visitors to Auckland, Pacific Jemm also offers cruises aboard the luxury 28-metre sailing superyacht Tawera, based in Viaduct Harbour and available exclusively for overnight accommodation and private charters. Tawera is available for private charter throughout New Zealand and the wider South Pacific.last_img read more

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And in case you cant just jet off heres the ult

first_imgAnd in case you can’t just jet off, here’s the ultimate guide to having a romantic break right here in the UK… Signed up? Then expect more of this…Cheap flight deals of the weekLooking for cheap flights or fancy a last-minute holiday? Each week we round-up the best travel offers and the cheapest flights to a range of destinations. So whether it’s a sunny beach or a budget city break you’re looking for, check out the best deals here before you book.Get the best air fares with Skyscanner Price AlertsOur handy flight price tracker will keep an eye on your chosen flight and let you know as soon as the price drops – or if it starts to climb. The Skyscanner guide to finding a late dealLast minute flights used to be the go-to for travellers looking for cheap flights. But in our era of budget airlines, are last minute flight deals dead?20 money saving travel tips and secretsFrom booking flights to fine dining: find out how to save cash on holiday. Why pay more than you need to on travel?*Flight prices are for journeys from the UK for two adults and are correct at time of publication and subject to availability.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. Find cheap flights from: RelatedCheap flights to dream honeymoon destinationsA honeymoon on a budget doesn’t mean you have to say no to Barbados, the Maldives or any of your other dream destinations. Pause all that stressful wedding prep for a moment and plan the perfect post-wedding holiday, without needing to extend that bank loan. There’s no need to panic,…Weekend city breaks from just £20Make the most of the next bank holiday and get those Instagram filters at the ready. We’ve got cheap flights from airports across the UK – all you’ve got to decide is whether to go for a city break or a few days lazing on the beach! Go on, you…Cheap flights for Easter holidays from £31With so many ridiculously cheap flights to choose from, why not over-indulge on chocolate Easter eggs somewhere exotic this year? Check out our flight deals and you could pay a visit to your loved ones or explore a new city this Easter weekend. Because cheap flights make you happier than…center_img ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Looking for more city break or romantic holiday inspiration?last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Oct 26, 2018 4:55 am PDT Last Updated Oct 26, 2018 at 7:01 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Sinead O’Connor announces conversion to Islam FILE – In this Oct. 5, 2014 file photo, Irish singer Sinead O’Connor performs during the Italian State RAI TV program “Che Tempo che Fa”, in Milan, Italy. 51-year old O’Connor has announced Friday Oct. 26, 2018, that she has converted to Islam and said she has changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, FILE) center_img LONDON – Irish singer Sinead O’Connor has announced she has converted to Islam and said she has changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt.The 51-year-old has been posting selfies of herself wearing hijabs on Twitter in recent days, as well as a video in which she sang the Azan, or call to prayer.She tweeted on Oct. 19: “This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim. This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture study leads to Islam. Which makes all other scriptures redundant.”The singer ripped up a picture of Pope John Paul II during a Saturday Night Live appearance in 1992 as a protest against the Catholic Church.In recent years she has openly spoken about her mental health issues.last_img read more

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