BTIG, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking and related brokerage services, announced today its growing list of celebrity participants for the 13th annual BTIG Commissions for Charity Day on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.Throughout the event, celebrity participants act as guest traders taking calls from clients on BTIG’s global trading floors alongside the firm’s institutional traders. While working with some of their favorite stars on Charity Day, clients raise funds for hundreds of charities, many of them supporting children in need worldwide. Commissions generated from the trades executed by BTIG on Charity Day are donated to charities nominated by BTIG clients and the firm’s celebrity guest traders.“Between the long-term commitment from many of our celebrity participants and the generosity of our clients, media partners and employees, BTIG Commissions for Charity Day has grown into a global initiative. As a firm, we are passionate about the success of our annual event and are committed to supporting meaningful causes,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. Since the event’s inception in 2003, BTIG’s clients, celebrity partners and employees throughout its U.S., London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney offices, have raised more than US$30 million for hundreds of charitable organizations around the world, including over US$5 million from the May 2014 event last year.The list of celebrities who are expected to join BTIG this year so far includes Al Leiter, Allan Houston, AnnaLynne McCord, Beth Ostrosky, Bobby Valentine, CC Sabathia, Damaris Lewis, David Diehl, Eduardo Garcia, Eli Manning, Eric LeGrand, Hannah Davis, Hannah Storm, Jeremy Roenick, Joe Girardi, Joe Morgan, Joe Namath, Mariano Rivera, Mark Cuban, Mark Messier, Mark Teixeira, Nia Sanchez, Padma Lakshmi, Petra Nemcova, Phil Simms, Reggie Jackson, Ronnie Lott, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Lavin, Tom Coughlin, Tony Gonzalez, Victor Cruz and Woody Johnson. Previous participants have included Michael J. Fox, Michael Strahan, John McEnroe, Carmelo Anthony, Bode Miller, Kelly Ripa, Rex Ryan, Bridget Moynahan, Matt Dillon and David Wright in New York; Marshawn Lynch and Vida Blue in San Francisco; Marcus Allen in Los Angeles; and Mike Gatting OBE, Chris Tarrant OBE, Brian Conley, Aled Jones MBE and Sinitta in London.“We are always impressed by the number of well deserving organizations that our clients and celebrity partners support and bring to our attention each year. It’s an honor to be a part of an event that makes such a significant impact on improving opportunities for children and others worldwide,” said Scott Kovalik, Co-Founder of BTIG.
MILWAUKEE — MillerCoors and Pabst Brewing Co. have settled a lawsuit in which the hipster’s brand of choice claimed the bigger brewer lied about its ability to continue brewing Pabst’s beers to put that company out of business.The settlement came Wednesday as jurors were in deliberations.Chicago-based MillerCoors said in a statement the settlement was “amicable” and that all “outstanding issues with Pabst” were resolved. Settlement details were not disclosed.MillerCoors has brewed and shipped most of Pabst’s beers since 1999. Pabst, which was founded in Milwaukee but now based in Los Angeles, sued in 2016 after MillerCoors announced it wouldn’t have the capacity to brew for Pabst when the contract expired in 2020.Pabst claimed that the contract allowed for two five-year extensions if Pabst wanted and that MillerCoors was worried Pabst would cut into its market share. MillerCoors called the claim a conspiracy theory.Ivan Moreno, The Associated Press
Serge Brammertz, Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), said that Serbia’s failure to capture the two remaining fugitives, Ratko Mladic and Goran Hadžic, is a major concern.“Serbia must bridge the gap between its stated commitment to the arrests and the effectiveness of its operations on the ground,” he told the Council, as it met to consider the work of the ICTY and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). “Time is passing and we are not seeing results,” he stated. “Serbia needs to adopt a more pro-active approach to arresting fugitives.” Since its inception 17 years ago, the Tribunal, which is based in The Hague, has indicted 161 persons for war crimes committed on the territory of the former Yugoslavia. The proceedings against 125 individuals have been completed. Only two indictees remain at large – Mladic and Hadžic.The failure to arrest Mladic and Hadžic would leave the victims without redress, as well as impede reconciliation in the region and damage the credibility of the international legal system as a whole, said Mr. Brammertz. He also cited the request made to Croatia for important military documents, as well as the need for Bosnia and Herzegovina to redouble its efforts against fugitive networks.In terms of expediting trials and completing its work, the President of the ICTY, Judge Patrick Robinson, highlighted the pressures placed on staff and resources at the Tribunal and called for action to reduce staff attrition. He explained that the Tribunal “continues to take all measures possible to expedite its trials, without sacrificing due process.” However, he noted that the “judges have reported feeling extreme pressure to expedite the work of the Tribunal” and that “judges are entitled to work in an environment free from all external pressures, so that their independence is not compromised, or appear to be compromised.”Judge Dennis Byron, President of the ICTR, also stressed the importance of State cooperation, noting that ten fugitives wanted by the Tribunal, which was created in 1994 in the wake of the Rwandan genocide, still remain at large.“The Tribunal depends on the cooperation of Member States for the tracking, arrest and transfer of fugitives,” he stressed.The Tribunal’s Prosecutor, Hassan Jallow, pointed out that the majority of the fugitives wanted by the ICTR have been located within the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Despite his contacts with high-level officials, re-sent indictments and arrest warrants, and promises of support and cooperation from the DRC, there has been “little progress” on the matter.“It is necessary that the Governments of the DRC, Kenya, Zimbabwe and neighbouring States intensify cooperation and search for the ten fugitives, all of whom, according to our sources, are within east, central and southern Africa,” he stated.Mr. Jallow added that referrals of some key cases to national jurisdictions could possibly see the end of trials at the Tribunal, which is based in Arusha, Tanzania, by the end of 2011. In a related development, the ICTR today convicted Ildephonse Hategekimana, a former Rwandan army officer, of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life in prison. Charges against the accused included rape and murder of ethnic Tutsis, all committed in the Ngoma region during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. 6 December 2010The cooperation of States is vital in bringing to justice those responsible for war crimes in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and in facilitating the successful completion of the United Nations tribunals mandated with this task, the Security Council was told today.
HARTFORD, Conn. – By day, Jon Berk is a mild-mannered civil attorney in Connecticut.But by night (well, really during most of his spare time for the past 45 years) he is known by some as a comic book-collecting super hero.Berk’s collection of more than 18,000 books and 300 pieces of comic-book art goes on display March 11 at the Metropolis Gallery in New York City. He will then sell it off during an online auction at ComicConnect.com that begins May 15.“The time is just right to move them along and let someone else experience them,” said Berk, 66.The collection includes rare copies of the 1938 Action Comics No. 1, in which Superman makes his first appearance; the 1939 book Detective Comics No. 27, which features the first appearance of Batman; rare Spider-Man and Captain America books and several pieces of art by noted comic-book artist Lou Fine.Vincent Zurzolo, the chief operating officer of ComicConnect and Metropolis Collectibles, said Berk’s collection is one of the most important in the world because of its breadth and the number of rare books dating back to the mid-1930s.“As I’ve been going through this collection, I’ve seen books for the first time, books I’ve never seen before,” Zurzolo said. “That’s incredible, considering we’re the largest buyer and seller of vintage comic books in the world. Many of these copies are the best known to exist in the world.”Berk said he expects the collection will sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more.But he said his collecting was never about the money or investing.He said he fell in love with the serial plot lines in the books as a boy. He then began collecting them while in law school at Boston University, enjoying the hunt for a particular rare book, researching the story behind it and documenting what he refers to as a “unique American mythology.”He said friends were always shocked when he would take the books out of their Mylar sleeves and let them thumb through them.“What good is a work of art if you never look at it?” he said. “What good is a comic book if you can’t open it up, see how it feels and, yes, smells?”Up until a month ago, he was still buying the latest Spider-Man comic books (his favourite), just for fun.“I figured if I was going to have Spider-Man No. 1, I was going to have Spider-Man 700,” he said. “And I will keep some Spider-Man books, some old books, for sentimental reasons.” Rare comic books with Superman, Batman debuts go to auction by Pat Eaton-Robb, The Associated Press Posted Mar 3, 2017 7:43 am MDT Last Updated Mar 3, 2017 at 8:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Environment Minister McKenna says U.S. trade ‘number 1’ focus of government Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna speaks at a Calgary Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, March 9, 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 9, 2017 3:40 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 10, 2017 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CALGARY – The federal environment minister says Canada’s image has been burnished internationally by federal and provincial plans to combat climate change.Catherine McKenna told a Calgary Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday that within weeks of Alberta announcing a sweeping plan to tackle carbon emissions in late 2015, she heard people at international gatherings switch from derisively calling the oilsands “tarsands” to much more positive language.“I think our reputation has been rehabilitated because we have been serious,” she told a Calgary business audience.“Once you’re serious about things and you’re smart about it, I think people respond.”She said China is excited about opportunities to partner with Canada and she heard from European officials that Canada’s climate action helped get a recent trade deal across the finish line.Last fall, the federal Liberals established a Canada-wide $10 “floor price” on carbon starting next year, which will increase to $50 by 2022. Meanwhile, Alberta’s NDP government implemented a $20-per-tonne tax this year, which will rise to $30 next year.McKenna’s speech focused on growing opportunities for Canadian firms in the clean technology sector.“We’re clearly punching above our weight, although our market share isn’t big enough,” she said.She said there’s been significant growth in wind and solar capacity and a dramatic reduction the cost of that technology.“The shift is happening and it’s real and I want Canada to be taking advantage of this,” she said.McKenna also sought to assure the business crowd that trade with the United States is a top priority for the Trudeau government.“I know how important trade is to the Albertan economy, how important it is to the Canadian economy and we are on it.”There has been concern in Canada that U.S. policies under discussion by the new Trump administration — including possible changes in trade and taxes — could have major economic consequences for Canada.Canada’s Trump-related economic worries include a possible border adjustment tax, protectionist policies, a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement and corporate and personal tax reductions that some fear could kneecap Canadian competitiveness.“Our number 1 focus right now, and that includes me as environment minister, is on our trading relationship with the United States,” said McKenna. “It is absolutely critical and we are working extraordinarily hard to remind the Americans of that.”McKenna plans to visit Washington next week to reinforce that message.
Move over John Wooden, you’re no longer the only college basketball coach with 10 national championships. Connecticut just won its tenth national title, completing a perfect record of 10 NCAA championship appearances and 10 wins.When the tournament started, our March Madness predictions model gave UConn a 74 percent chance of winning the title. That figure went as high as 86 percent before the national championship game against Notre Dame Tuesday night, which the Huskies won 63 to 53.We were initially shocked by UConn’s projected success, enough to make us go back and adjust our model, which gave St. Francis College a mere 1 in 2.5 million chance of beating the Huskies in the first round. But as the tournament progressed, we continued to watch closely and research UConn’s stats, and came to understand just how dominant this team really was.Emergency Hot Takedown Podcast: UConn’s Dominance and Auriemma vs. Wooden More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed In the average regular-season UConn game, the Huskies were winning by 25 points at halftime, and they were ahead at the half by an average of 18 points in the tournament. Tuesday’s championship game was a little different: UConn was held to an 8-point lead at the half, thanks to Notre Dame’s strong offensive and defensive rebounding, 10 and 14, compared to UConn’s 8 and 11.But even Notre Dame’s strongest showing was no match for the best offense in the country — Moriah Jefferson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 15 apiece Tuesday. Nor could the Irish get through the best defense in the country, led by forward and now three-time Most Outstanding Player award-winner Breanna Stewart, who had 15 rebounds in the game.Perhaps more importantly, we knew going into Tuesday’s game that UConn was twice as good as Notre Dame. Their matchup was still the best rivalry in women’s college basketball — but it’s hard to call it much of a rivalry when the Irish’s chances of upsetting UConn were 14 percent.Here’s a look back at our model’s predictions for the Huskies, which never fell below 74 percent at any point in the tournament:Round of 64: 74 percent chance to win the championship.Round of 32: 76 percent.Sweet 16: 77 percent.Elite Eight: 82 percent.Final Four: 79 percent.Finals: 86 percent.Tuesday night, 10:30 p.m.: 100 percent. By Allison McCann Embed Code
Manger moins pour vivre plusÉtats-Unis – Selon des chercheurs de l’université de Washington, réduire son apport calorique quotidien permettrait de vivre plus longtemps et de vieillir en bonne santé.Le Pr Luigi Fontana et ses collègues de l’École de médecine de l’université de Washington sont en effet parvenus à prolonger l’espérance de vie et la bonne santé de souris en réduisant simplement leur apport calorique de 10 à 15%. Ils ont ensuite constaté que 30% des rongeurs vivaient plus longtemps et mouraient sans développer de maladies généralement liées à l’âge comme le cancer, les maladies cardiovasculaires ou encore les problèmes cognitifs. A l’inverse, ils expliquent qu’une alimentation abondante pourrait jouer en notre défaveur : “Notre espérance de vie pourrait également diminuer, étant donné que des milliers d’entre nous développent des maladies liées à une mauvaise alimentation pouvant être évitées, notamment le diabète de type 2”, note le Pr Luigi Fontana. D’autres recherches pourraient permettre de mieux expliquer ce processus et d’aider les personnes âgées à rester en bonne santé, plus longtemps.Le 21 avril 2010 à 10:36 • Emmanuel Perrin
Un escargot suggère que l’homme du Mésolithique naviguait de la Méditerranée à l’Irlande Publiée sur PLoS ONE, une étude britannique suggère qu’une variété d’escargot vivant à la fois dans les Pyrénées et en Irlande, n’a pu être apportée sur cette île que par l’homme préhistorique. Cepaea nemoralis est une espèce d’escargot commune en Europe occidentale, mesurant généralement 1,5 cm de diamètre. Cependant, une sous-population de cette espèce, d’une taille deux fois supérieure et dont la coquille s’orne d’une marque blanche caractéristique, ne se trouve que sur le versant français des Pyrénées et dans l’ouest de l’Irlande.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Problème : comment cette variété du mollusque a-t-elle pu coloniser cette île sans passer par l’Angleterre, où elle est absente ? En étant transportée par bateau voici 8.000 ans, au Mésolithique par des voyageurs, suggèrent des biologistes de l’Université de Nottingham (Royaume-Uni). Pourquoi 8 000 ans ? Parce que c’est l’âge donné aux plus anciennes coquilles trouvées en Irlande, datées au radiocarbone lors d’une précédente étude. Et pourquoi par des humains ? Parce que seule une longue navigation peut avoir conduit le gastéropode en Irlande, estiment les scientifiques. L’analyse génétique que vient de faire l’équipe de Nottingham confirme en effet que cette variété particulière de C. nemoraliss est bien la même en Irlande que dans les Pyrénées, sans qu’il y en est trace ailleurs. Les auteurs pensent que les mollusques ont pu être transportés accidentellement dans des brassées de végétaux emportés par ces anciens navigateurs. Ou bien que ces derniers qui, rappelons-le, venaient de France, utilisaient ces escargots comme casse-croûte. So French…Le 22 juin 2013 à 14:32 • Maxime Lambert
Because of command and control structures of disciplined forcesinstructions may often go contrary to the constitution and laws of acountry. In that case, the disciplined forces would cease to beprotectors of the people. They would be willing to shoot and killwithout regard to professional ethics or the dictates of justice.Wherever and whenever constitutions and laws are set aside or doctoredto make power absolute impunity must become the order of the day.Power which could guide disciplined forces towards virtue is one thatis bound by just constitutions and laws. In short, the 1997Constitution states that,“The Sovereignty of The Gambia resides in the people of The Gambiafrom whom all organs of government derive their authority and in whosename and for whose welfare and prosperity the powers of government areto be exercised in accordance with this constitution.”Hence it is clear that the disciplined forces should protect thesovereign people and promote their general welfare. Such forces wouldnot partake in shoot to kill policies or disappearance without tracepractices. They would strive to act within the guards and fences ofthe law knowing that security personnel who disregards theconstitution and the law becomes an armed bandit who could take lifewithout mercy or any regard for justice.Africa needs sons and daughters in uniform whose heart beats pump inunison with the heart beats of their people. Those leaders who breedthugs and make them to take command to maime and tame populations onlybreed their own kind. Impunity breeds more impunity until the statebecomes a failed state. The only road to stability is to avoid allforms of unconstitutional behaviour and impunity. A state whichsafeguards the liberty and security of persons of its citizens is theonly one which could guarantee peace, security and stability.]]>
Former Australia international Mark Schwarzer believes that Mat Ryan will be a key player for the national side ahead of the World CupThe 26-year-old was an ever-present figure in goal for the newly promoted Brighton in last season’s Premier League as they secured a 15th place finish and crucially outside of the relegation zone.Under new coach Bert Van Marwijk, Ryan has become the undisputed number one for Australia and will be expected to line-up in goal once more for the Socceroos in their Group C opener against France.Schwarzer, who made 109 appearances in goal for Australia in 20 years and played in two World Cups, believes that Ryan and two other midfielders will play a key role for the national side.“First and foremost, Aaron Mooy is a big player for us,” Schwarzer told FourFourTwo.“It’s vital he is fit, and that he is recharged after a long hard season. Mile Jedinak is still a big player for us I think he is massive and whoever plays in goals which will be Maty Ryan.“He’s had a very good season the Premier League as has Brad Jones in Holland so those guys are going to play a vital part in the performance of the team, they always do, the spine of the side is always a key.”Paulo Dybala reveals a falling out with Jorge Sampaoli Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – July 12, 2019 After having a relatively good Copa America performance with Argentina, Paulo Dybala came out to reveal a fall out with Jorge Sampaoli.We’ve discussed how…Ryan fended off competition from Brighton’s new signing Netherlands international Tim Krul to hold on to his spot as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper, which Schwarzer praised him for.“The first five games in the English Premier league were really tough for him,” he said.“They were a steep learning curve as early on it didn’t really go to plan.“He’ll be the first to admit that he conceded goals where he should’ve done better and that some of them he should’ve saved.“But in the sixth game of the season where Brighton played Newcastle and there was a lot of talk of Matt not playing that game and being dropped, he ended up starting and played really well.“From that moment on he’s kicked on and he’s gotten better and better and he’s grown in confidence as the season went on.”Australia will also face Denmark and Peru in Group C of the World Cup.
A fire in a pizza oven’s chimney created did only minor damage at an east Vancouver restaurant on Saturday but will force the business to close for a few days for repairs, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. The fire at Juliano’s Pizzeria, 15606 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., was reported about 1:20 p.m. after a passer-by alerted employees to a large volume of smoke from the restaurant’s chimney.The restaurant’s manager used a chemical fire extinguisher on the fire as smoke began to back up into the business. Diners had been evacuated into a parking lot before fire crews arrived. Vancouver Fire Capt. Scott Willis said crews were initially concerned the fire might have spread to an attic area but found nothing other than a small amount of fire damage to the roof.Danny Cressman, the restaurant’s manager, said Juliano’s will be closed a few days for repairs.
Three people that detectives believe are associated with a drug-trafficking operation were arrested Thursday by the Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force. Drug detectives developed information of a methamphetamine drug deal taking place in the Winco parking lot, 9700 N.E. Highway 99. When they arrived, they witnessed what they believed to be the transaction, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives contacted two people and arrested them on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. The sheriff’s office identified the two people as Juan Rojas-Hernandez, 26, and Jose Dzul-Uxul, 37.Additional information obtained at the scene led investigators to a residence in the 3500 block of 96th Street, where they found two additional pounds of crystal methamphetamine, according to the sheriff’s office. They arrested Luis A. Naranjo-Arias on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.In total, the drug task force seized about four pounds of methamphetamine, which has an estimated street value of $20,000 to $25,000.
OPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) – A woman is back in custody after she escaped from the back seat of an Opa-locka Police Department cruiser while handcuffed, Thursday morning, according to police.Police said Opa-locka PD officers arrested Shaneka Youte Preston, 33, for domestic violence, around 8 a.m., Thursday. While transporting Preston to the police station for processing, the officer escorting her was driving south on Northwest 37th Avenue when they approached a red light at Northwest 135th Street, according to police.While stopped at the light, Preston escaped from the car while handcuffed and evaded the officer who gave chase. The officer lost track of Preston, and police set up a perimeter.Officials said Opa-locka Police, assisted by Miami-Dade Police K-9 units and aviation units, apprehended Preston at about 5 p.m.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Sindhu exults with joy after winning the World Championships.TwitterIndian ace shuttler PV Sindhu stated that she really wanted to win the BWF World Championship after failing to do so in the last couple of years. She has become third time lucky by winning the championship after defeating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.In her post match media interaction, the 24-year-old badminton player said that after winning two bronze and two silver medals in the past she really wanted to win the gold medal. “It’s a very important win for me because after two bronze and two silver medals, I really wanted the title. I was expecting this for a long time and now finally it has happened. So, I’m really happy.”She also mentioned that the absence of defending champion Carolina Marin did not make such a difference as all the players in the top-15 have the same standard and its all about who gives the best on a given day. “The top 1-15 players are of the same standard. It’s all about who gives their best on a given day.”On being asked about how well she was prepared for the match, the Olympic silver medallist replied that as Japanese players tend to play long rallies, she was ready for it. Sindhu further added that she played like the way she did in the last two matches. Sindhu with her gold medal.Twitter”I just played the way I played my last two matches. I was really prepared for everything. Playing with the Japanese girls, it’s always going to be really long rallies and I was prepared for it,” the 24-year-old said.The ace shuttler was getting upset about giving easy points to the opponents even though she had a huge lead. “I was feeling upset whenever I gave an easy point, like a mid-court smash into the net, even though her score was really low. I was just thinking that no matter what the lead maybe, I just have to finish it off.”Since the start of the match, I was dominating. It was very important for me to remain alert because of the long rallies that (Okuhara) tends to play. I had to be prepared for everything, whether attack or defence. Every point mattered and I could not give away any easy ones,” the Hyderabad girl added.Sindhu was in terrific form throughout the tournament this time around. But she had a tough ask against world number three Nozomi Okuhara in the final.The Indian shuttler did not give her opponent any chance to dominate as she defeated her 21-7, 21-7 in straight games in Basel.India will expect another medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics from the shuttler.
You’ve seen them around, heard about them in the news, may have played with them, you might even have one in your pocket right now. That’s right; I’m talking about fidget spinners. Originally developed as a learning aid for students with ADD, autism, and other learning difficulties, they help curb excessive energy and improve focus. They’ve also become an extremely popular toy for anyone who needs to relieve stress or just want to have fun.Now, you can design your own fidget spinners in Fusion 360 with the help of Desktop Makes. While they offer Fusion 360 tutorials for $20 a pop, they also have some free tutorials, including one on making a basic fidget spinner. Autodesk Fusion 360 is powerful, easy-to-learn CAD program. It’s free for students and educators, $40/month or $300/year for everyone else.The Desktop Makes classes are taught by Vladimir Mariano and are very easy to follow. The fidget spinner design starts with creating a central hole for a skate bearing in sketch mode, which is at the heart of every fidget spinner. Next, he shows you to create the holes for the hex nut counterweights at the end of the spinner arms. While fidget spinners commonly have three arms, you can make as many even spaced arms as you wish by using the circular pattern tool.AdChoices广告Once the fidget spinner is fully laid out in sketch mode, you simply need to extrude it to the proper thickness and add bevels to the entire model. You can 3D print the fidget spinner in the material of your choice; PLA should work fine. I recommend printing at 200 microns, as detail is not as important as strength. As more weight usually translates to longer spins, a high infill setting should help with that.After printing just adds the hex nut counterweights and centered skate bearing. The skate bearing is press fit; a vice may be necessary to squeeze the hex nuts into place. That’s it. It’s an easy build and lots of fun to play with. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get making and start spinning!Below is the fidget spinner tutorial: Prepare To Be Amazed By This Tiny Working Lego PianoPlug a Floppy Drive in to Your Android Phone For a Retro Storage Boost Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target
As winter sets in, early mornings become more pleasant than ever and the concept of ‘Morning Ragas’ catches on. The eighteenth edition of ‘Morning Ragas’, a series introduced by Legends of India in association with Sangeet Natak Akademi, was organised in the national Capital, recently. The depth, the style and perfectness of Kedia Brothers in presenting the tradition of ‘Maihar Gharana’ with effortless ease, enchanted the audience. It is said that when lord Shiva was carrying the body of the dead mother goddess (Mai in Hindi) Sati, her necklace (har in Hindi) fell at this place and hence the name ‘Maihar’ (Maihar = Mai+Har, meaning the ‘necklace of mother’) was originated. The Kedia Brothers had a wonderful taiyari, perfect mutual understanding and marvelous anticipation which attracted the audience to the dizzy heights of ecstasy and brought them to fathom eternal tranquility and serenity of music. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWith young talented artistes, many young music lovers swayed their heads and tapped their feet while some sat still – heads bowed and eyes shut – in deep thought, throughout the soulful recital in ‘Raag Sindhu Bhairavi’. Mormukut and Manoj Kedia commenced their concert with ‘Raag Todi’ where vilambit and chhota khayals were set in ‘Teen taal’.Then the artiste-duo drenched the audience in the labyrinth of music-ocean. Through their soulful and intelligently woven presentation of both the ragas they depicted their absolute command and maturity in their crafts. It was indeed an amazing and spectacular jugalbandi of two great artistes in a true sense. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe Founder Chairman of Legends of India and the curator of Morning Ragas, Dipayan Mazumdar said that the purpose of presenting these soulful renditions were to bring the young generation into the fold of Classical music and uphold our Cultural traditions.Over the years, traditional ragas meant to be played essentially in the mornings have been widely neglected. Therefore, the concept of this weekend series was designed by Legends of India primarily to resurrect our tradition and cultural heritage. ‘Morning Ragas’ shall help re-live the traditional morning ragas which are on the verge of extinction. This concept of the on-going series is designed to promote dedicated young musicians. The series of ‘Morning Ragas’ showcase the Legends in the making.
Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Related Content News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… 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 more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more 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 | Advanced Visualization | November 08, 2016 ContextVision to Unveil New Brand, Artificial Intelligence Research, Product Updates at RSNA 2016 Highlights of annual meeting will include debut of company’s first AI-based prototype to reduce ultrasound exam times, make exams more automated and user-friendly News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more November 8, 2016 — At this year’s annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2016), ContextVision will demonstrate its wide range of imaging enhancement software solutions for ultrasound, X-ray-based modalities and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).This past year, ContextVision has made investments in artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning. The company has been exploring the use of deep learning to optimize image quality, automate ultrasound and develop organ-specific segmentation with ultrasound. VEPiO, the first AI-based prototype from ContextVision, is designed to decrease patient examination time, make ultrasound examinations more user-friendly and provide automated diagnostic confidence. This has led to the debut of the company’s new branding, which highlights their new role within artificial intelligence.In a recent machine learning competition, the Tumor Proliferation Assessment Challenge 2016, ContextVision placed second with its SLDESUTO partner (HES-SO).For more information: www.contextvision.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At various points over the past two years, U.S. Internal Revenue Service officials singled out for scrutiny not only groups with “tea party” or “patriot” in their name but also nonprofit groups that criticized the government and sought to educate Americans about the U.S. Constitution, according to documents in an audit conducted by the agency’s inspector general.The documents, obtained by The Washington Post from a congressional aide with knowledge of the findings, show that the IRS field office in charge of evaluating applications for tax-exempt status decided to focus on groups making statements that “criticize how the country is being run” and those that were involved in educating Americans “on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.”The staffers in the Cincinnati field office were making high-level decisions on how to evaluate the groups because a decade ago the IRS assigned all applications to that unit. The IRS also eliminated an automatic after-the-fact review process Washington used to conduct such determinations.Marcus Owens, who oversaw tax-exempt groups at the IRS between 1990 and 1999, said that delegation “carries with it a risk” because the Cincinnati office “isn’t as plugged into what’s [politically] sensitive as Washington.”Owens, who is now a member of the law firm Caplin & Drysdale, said that before the agency’s most recent reorganization, it had a series of “tripwires in place” that could catch unfair targeting of groups, including the fact that the IRS identified its criteria for special scrutiny in a public manual.“There’s no longer that safety valve, and as a result, the IRS has been rolling the dice ever since,” said Owens, who worked at the agency for nearly a quarter-century and now represents some organizations seeking tax-exempt status.The IRS came under withering attack from GOP lawmakers Sunday.Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a moderate Republican, described the practice as “absolutely chilling” and called on President Barack Obama to condemn the effort.“This is truly outrageous,” Collins said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” adding that even though White House spokesman Jay Carney has said the matter deserves an investigation, “the president needs to make crystal clear that this is totally unacceptable in America.”In March 2012, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, told Congress that the agency was not targeting conservative groups. On Sunday, the agency declined to answer questions about whether senior officials asked IRS exempt organizations division chief Lois Lerner and her staff in Cincinnati about this heightened scrutiny before testifying it did not take place.“There has to be accountability for the people who did it,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” adding, “And, quite frankly, up until a few days ago, there’s got to be accountability for people who were telling lies about it being done.”The appendix of the inspector general’s report — which was requested by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and has yet to be publicly released — chronicles the extent to which the IRS’s exempt organizations division kept redefining what sort of “social welfare” groups it should single out for extra attention over since the 2010 Supreme Court ruling Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. That decision allowed corporations and labor unions to raise and spend unlimited sums on elections as well as register for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(4) of the tax code, as long as their “primary purpose” did not consist of targeting electoral candidates.The number of political groups applying for tax-exempt status more than doubled in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case, forcing agency officials to make a slew of determinations despite uncertainty about the category’s ambiguous definition.On June 29, 2011, according to the documents, IRS staffers held a briefing with Lerner in which they described giving special attention to instances where “statements in the case file criticize how the country is being run.” She raised an objection and the agency adopted a more general set of standards. Lerner, who is a Democrat, is not a political appointee.But six months later, the IRS applied a new political test to social welfare groups, the document says. On Jan. 15, 2012 the agency decided to look at “political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding Government, educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, social economic reform movement,” according to the appendix in the IG report,The agency did not appear to adopt a more neutral test for 501(c)(4) groups until May 17, 2012, according to the timeline in the inspector general’s report. At that point, the IRS again updated its criteria to focus on “organizations with indicators of significant amounts of political campaign intervention (raising questions as to exempt purpose and/or excess private benefit.)”Campaign reform groups have been pressing the IRS for several years to conduct greater oversight of nonprofits formed in the wake of the Citizens United case, given that many have become heavily involved in elections.“But this isn’t the type of enforcement we want,” said Paul Ryan, a senior counsel at the Campaign Legal Center. “We want nonpartisan, non-biased enforcement.”Loyola Law School professor Ellen Aprill, who specializes in tax law, said any group that has applied for tax-exempt status has “opened themselves up to scrutiny” by the IRS.“It’s part of their job to look for organizations that may be more likely to have too much campaign intervention,” she said. “But it is important to try to make these criteria as politically neutral as possible.”Aprill said one of the problems is the agency’s top officials have not provided clear enough guidelines on what constitutes too much political activity for a social welfare group because it’s been “a hot potato,” and that now with this new controversy, “it’s going to make it even more difficult to do so.”Toby Marie Walker, president of the Waco Tea Party, said the IRS subjected her group to a series of unreasonable requests after they applied for tax-exempt status in June 2010. The requests came in early 2012, Walker said, after being initially informed by an official in the Cincinnati field office that he was “sitting on a stack of tea party applications and they were awaiting word from higher-ups as to how to process them.”The agency asked the group’s treasurer to supply information on its “close relationship” with current candidates and elected officials as well as future candidates, along with detailed information about its contributors and members. The IRS also asked for transcripts of any radio interviews its officials had done and hard copies of any news article mentioning them.“That would take me years to do,” Walker said, noting that in some cases, Chinese media outlets referred to her organization. “Am I responsible for every news article across the globe?”The group had even more difficulty providing transcripts and details of speakers at their event, since they hosted informal gatherings such as “rant contests” where anyone could come and express their views.While the IRS awarded the Waco Tea Party tax-exempt status about six weeks ago, Walker said the group was now considering suing the agency since the process not only consumed time and effort but prompted the group to scale back its 2012 get-out-the-vote operation. “We were afraid to do it and get in trouble,” she said.Sal Russo, chief strategist for the Tea Party Express, said that even though the agency’s actions intimidated tea party adherents, he gives the IRS “credit for standing up and admitting” it targeted them. And while only two of the agency’s officials — the commissioner and the chief counsel — are political appointees, Russo said the administration needs to conduct better oversight.“The culture is set at the top,” Russo said. “Obviously you can’t control what every employee does. But you have to set a standard, particularly with the IRS, to be squeaky clean.”Josh Hicks and Julie Tate contributed to this report.© 2013, The Washington Post Facebook Comments No related posts.
11. Get contemporary at Museum Ostwall The place to come for a slice of contemporary culture in Dortmund, this museum is dedicated to art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Permanent exhibitions include Expressionism and a look at the experimental Fluxus movement of the 1960s and 1970s, while the past fifty years are also well-represented with names like Wolf Vostell, Joseph Beuys and Martin Kippenberger on display.Opening times: Sat to Weds 11am – 6pm, Thurs & Fri 11am – 8pm (closed Mondays).Location: Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität, Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse 2. Price: (Permanent collection) Adults €5, Concessions €2.50. Temporary exhibitions may charge more. 2. Uncover past glories at Zollern CollieryWhilst now it’s a hi-tech hub, Dortmund was once a giant of steel and coal. Get a handle on faded glories of the industrial Ruhr region, with a visit to this LWL (Landscape Association of Westfalen-Lippe) Museum in a former colliery. Zollern Colliery, more closely resembles a stately home, with an elaborate red brick frontage and doorway that’s worth the visit alone for Art Nouveau enthusiasts. Behind the grand facade lies a different story about the hard realities of life down the mine, with sensory exhibits and interactive activities for the kids.Opening times: Tues to Sun & public holidays, 10 am – 6 pm.Location: LWL-Industriemuseum, Westphalian State Museum of Industrial Heritage, Zeche Zollern, Grubenweg 5.Price: Adults €4, Children €2. 3. Pay your respects at SteinwacheFind some historical context at the particularly moving Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Steinwache memorial museum. On the site of one of Nazi Germany’s most notorious prisons, the Steinwache houses an exhibition about Dortmund during the Third Reich, honouring the 66,000 people incarcerated here between 1933 and 1945, many of whom were tortured and killed. Guided tours are available if you book three weeks ahead – telephone 0231-50-25002.Opening times: Tues to Sun & public holidays, 10am – 5pm.Location: Steinstr. 50 Price: Donations welcome. 13. Visit the German Football MuseumCan’t get enough of the Bundesliga? Germany is world-renowned for its premier football players and this museum dedicated to the beautiful game is a must for any soccer fan. The museum effectively builds the same sense of excitement you get on match days, greeting visitors with its huge outdoor LED displays, footballing mementos from famous matches of years gone by and, of course, a recording of the German national anthem. The exhibitions are well-laid-out and tell the story of German football at national and international levels, and brings things right up to date with information on how Germany nurtured home-grown talent in more recent times, leading to a spectacular win at the Rio World Cup in 2014.Opening times: Tues to Sun 10am – 6pm.Location: Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1. Price: €12. How to get to DortmundRyanair and easyJet run non-stop flights to Dortmund from London Stansted and Luton airports respectively, with a flight time of around 1 hour 15 minutes. Dortmund Airport, also known as Wickede Airport, is a fairly small airport 13km from the city centre. Alternatively, you can fly into Dusseldorf Airport and travel onward to Dortmund (around 1 hour by train); this gives you more flight options from the likes of Manchester and Birmingham airports.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 6. Take it slow at Wasserschloss Haus RodenbergSat in quiet Aplerbeck just outside of Dortmund (catch the U-Bahn to Aplerbeck station), the foundations of this picturesque building go back to the 1200s, but it was later transformed into a seventeenth century ‘water-castle’. It’s defensive moat remains, enclosing pretty gardens and the gabled manor house that now houses an adult learning centre and a restaurant. Settle with a stein under the linden trees of the beer garden and watch the rest of the world rush by.Opening times: Sun to Sat 11.30am – 12am.Location: Rodenbergstraße 36, Aplerbeck. 15. Take a trip to CologneGet to know a rather different Rhineland at Cologne, the oldest city in Germany and founded by the Romans, no less. A gilded skyline of spires, a medieval Aldstadt and one very famous Christmas market have all made Cologne a popular city break destination in its own right. If you’re coming from Dortmund, it’s just an hour and a half on the train, leaving you plenty of time to explore the gorgeous Gothic Kölner Dom (cathedral), see some top-grade artworks by the likes of Rembrandt and Monet at the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and cruise along the Rhine with a glass of local Riesling in hand. Read more about beautiful Cologne, in our guide to the best things to see and do. 7. Eat at the Alten MarktIf you’re looking for somewhere old school to go for a pint and a bite to eat, head to Zum Alten Markt in the city’s old market square, also a pleasant spot for al fresco drinking on warmer days. Pay homage to hearty German fare by tucking into pfefferpotthast (spicy beef and onions stuffed in a roll daubed with mustard) and get stuck into a Hövels Original, or three. There’s a good atmosphere when the football’s on and don’t miss the Markt’s moose, which escaped from Dortmund Zoo in a blizzard in 1957, but sadly got hit by a brewery truck. The moose lives on, appropriately watching over beer drinkers in this traditional German hostelry.Opening times: Mon to Thurs 10am – 1am, Fri 10am – 3am, Sat 9am – 3am, Sun 11am –11pm.Location: Markt 3. 4. Be a culture vulture at Konzerthaus DortmundTake in some high-brow entertainment at the magnificent Dortmund Concert Hall. There are regular classical concerts by the likes of the Berlin Philharmoniker, as well as more contemporary music shows. Book your tickets online or at the box office and grab a pre-show drink at the Stravinski restaurant – they also have an affordable lunch deal every day for €7.15 (see the menu for today’s special). 12. Go outdoors at HengsteyseeHengstey Lake is a reservoir on the Ruhr river, between Dortmund, Hagen and Herdecke and makes for a perfect day trip from Dortmund. Flanked by the Ardey Mountains to the north, the woodlands in this area are known for their bird and waterfowl populations, while out on the water itself, you can canoe, sail and pedal(boat) to your heart’s content on a summer day. There are cycle and hiking tracks running for 6.5km around the lake, and serious cyclists can take the trail all the way up to the Emperor Wilhelm monument at Hohensyburg. It’s in the mountains, so you may be out of puff when you reach the top, but the reward is an incredible view of the confluence of the Ruhr and Lenne rivers running into the reservoir. 8. Admire St. Reinold’s ChurchRestored in the 1950s after suffering severe bomb damage during WWII, St. Reinold’s has represented the spiritual heart of Dortmund since the first church was built on this site, way back in the tenth century. You can still admire its medieval Romanesque style, with its long lancet windows and dome-and-spire bell tower, originally built in 1443. There are regular organ recitals on Wednesdays at 6pm and expect a flurry of concerts and events in 2017 to mark the 125th anniversary of the Dortmund Bach Choir. 10. Refresh in the RombergparkDortmund’s Botanischer Garten Rombergpark is a tranquil nineteenth century arboretum and botanical garden, designed with romantic landscaping in mind, complete with carefully placed lakeside lodges to pause for a spot of contemplation. Its greenhouses are chock-full of flora from all over the world, and the bloom of colour and greenery in the spring and summer provide a welcome contrast to the industrial vibe of downtown Dortmund.Opening times: The park is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The plant nurseries are open (April to Sept) Sat, Sun & holidays 10am – 6pm; (Oct to March) Sat, Sun & public holidays 10am – 4pm.Location: Am Rombergpark 49B. Price: (For the plant nurseries) €2.50. 5. Go shopping on KleppingstraßeAs the saying goes, Saturdays are for shopping, and if you’re a sucker for retail city breaks, then you’re in luck. Dortmund is the fourth most popular shopping destination in Germany (after Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt) so max out your cards on the Kleppingstraße, the perfect place to pick up an impressively expensive gift for that special someone back home, or yourself. 14. Go carting at DASA – Arbeitswelt AusstellungBrought the kids for a weekend break? Take them to this playful, hands-on museum about how humans and technology interact, and they’ll soon be scrambling into (virtual) heavy-goods trucks and helicopters, chatting to robots and having a go on the ‘DASA-Drom’, a hectic cart ride through a mocked-up warehouse that’s a lot more fun than it sounds.Opening times: Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat & Sun 10am – 6pm.Location: Friedrich-Henkel-Weg 1-25. Price: Adults €8, Reduced (6-17yrs/students/disabled) €5. 9. Climb the FlorianturmGet an introduction to the city from on high, at Dortmund’s landmark Florian Tower. Standing over 140 metres tall in the Westfalenpark, the viewing platform offers sweeping 360 views over the urban sprawl and surrounding countryside. You won’t even have to make the climb yourself, as the lift will do all the hard work for you, but be prepared for queues in the summer.Opening times: Weds to Fri 2pm – 6pm, Sat, Sun & holidays 12pm – 8pm.Location: Westfalenpark, Florianstraße 2.Price: (Park and tower) €5.50 until 6pm, €4 after. Search for flights to Dortmund1. Visit WestfalenstadionTo most football fans, the name Dortmund means just one thing. Borussia Dortmund, who reached the final of the Champions League in 2013, where they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the first ever all-German final. Step into one of the top attractions in Dortmund, the mighty Westfalenstadion (or Signal Iduna Park, to give it its official name) and you’ll appreciate why it’s known as ‘Bundesliga’s opera house’. This famous stadium boasts a whopping 80,000 capacity; 25,000 of the seats are in the Südtribüne (South Bank) – the largest terrace in Europe. If you’re in Dortmund for a longer break, take the stadium tour, including a visit to the stadium prison.Opening times: Tours between 11am and 6.30pm on non-match days; (see website for times and dates).Location: Strobelallee 50.Price: Adults €12, Concessions €8.
by The Associated Press Posted Aug 27, 2018 7:13 am PDT Last Updated Aug 27, 2018 at 11:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ALMA Awards return after 3 years in agreement with Fuse LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The American Latino Media Arts Awards, or ALMAs, will be back this fall after a three-year hiatus in time for the 50th anniversary of UnidosUS, previously known as National Council of La Raza.Fuse Media has made a multi-year agreement to become the exclusive multiplatform media home of the ALMAs, which has had Jennifer Lopez and Eva Longoria among its hosts.Organizers say they will present a re-envisioned show celebrating Latino heritage and leading entertainment and media personalities through an engaging, inclusive format, with more details and a specific date to be announced.UnidosUS is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. In 1995 it created the ALMA Awards as a way to promote fair, accurate, and balanced portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment industry.