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Government of Canada Working Group on Canola to restore the market

first_imgOTTAWA, O.N. – The Government of Canada Working Group on Canola held its first meeting on April 4.The Government says the meeting is to resolve the market access issue affecting Canada’s canola seed exports to China.According to the Chinese Government, the recent halt of imports of Canadian canola is due to pest-related issues. “It is imperative that we find a science-based solution to this issue and we look forward to getting a response from Chinese authorities regarding the proposed Canadian delegation. Resuming canola seed exports with China is the canola industry’s top priority. It is essential for our farmers and their families, and for our entire agricultural industry.”The Working Group says they will continue to meet regularly to closely monitor the situation and collaborate to resolve this issue. During the meeting, representatives discussed the importance of focusing on a science-based solution to resolve this issue.The Group also touched on future opportunities to expand into new markets for canola and reviewed support available to affected producers.The Working Group is co-chaired by the deputy minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the president of Canola Council of Canada and its membership includes the president of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the president the Canadian Canola Growers Association, deputy ministers from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.According to Government statistics, Canada is the number-one producer and exporter of canola in the world, accounting for approximately $11 billion of the country’s exports each year.In addition to the working group, the Canadian Government has called for in-depth technical meetings with Chinese officials, proposing to send a delegation of Canadian plant health experts to China to meet face-to-face with their counterparts, in order to identify a science-based solution to this issue as quickly as possible.Canola Council of Canada President, Jim Everson, says resuming canola seed exports with China is the canola industry’s top priority as it is essential for the entire agricultural industry.last_img read more


Benatiq The 5 Million MREs Always Defend Moroccos Territorial Integrity

Rabat – Moroccans living overseas have received special thanks from Minister Delegate in Charge of Moroccans Residing Abroad and Migration Affairs Abdelkrim Benatiq, who emphasized their important role in defending Morocco’s national cause across the globe.In a meeting held on Sunday in Skhirat, a coastal city 45 kilometers south of Rabat, Benatiq underscored the contribution of Moroccan expats to consolidate their ties with their homeland.The official then said that the number of Moroccans living abroad is estimated at 5 million. He added that wherever Moroccans are living, they always show concern for issues related to their country.The meeting was dedicated to evaluate several issues of concern to MREs, including investment.According to the minister, Moroccan expats “represent a model of coexistence and respect for each other’s beliefs.”To express gratitude for the expats, Benatiq said that his ministry is working to implement programs to further consolidate the ties between Moroccans and their country of origin.These programs, according to the official, are part of the national strategy aimed at preserving the identity of the members of the Moroccan community overseas. It is also designed to protect their rights, interests, and to promote their adhesion to the development of Morocco.The meeting also marked Morocco’s ongoing celebration of Throne Day, which started on July 29 and will continue until Tuesday, July 31.Head of the Moroccan Center for Strategic Studies Mohammed Benhammou emphasized in a statement to Maghreb Arab Press that unity and territorial integrity are a priority for Moroccan foreign policy. He added that the country is in a strong position on all diplomatic levels.Khalid Chagraoui of the Institute of African Studies said that Moroccan investments in Africa are of strategic importance.He noted that Africa is full of natural resources, including 260 million hectares of undeveloped agricultural land that could improve food security on the continent.He added that Morocco has considerable experience in agriculture and food industries.Earlier this month, Benatiq said that the number of Moroccans returning may peak in the last two weeks of July before Eid Al Adha, the “Festival of Sacrifice,” the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide annually.Morocco is expected to celebrate Eid Al Adha on August 22.The official claimed that 961,000 Moroccan expats returned to Morocco on July 17 alone. read more


Indigo shares drop on earnings miss as it works through strategy shift

TORONTO — Shares of Indigo Books & Music Inc. were down more than 14 per cent in late-morning trading Wednesday as the company missed earnings expectations amid a strategy change.The Toronto-based retailer said its revenue dropped and its loss widened in its first quarter as it worked to cut promotions and low-margin merchandise, as well as remodel stores and offerings.CEO Heather Reisman said the transition pressures have led to lower sales, but are already helping with margins.“We have strategically moved to be far less promotional” she said.“We just have to live through it this year, we just have to live through it.”The bookseller said its revenue totalled $192.6 million for the period ended June 29, down $12.8 million from $205.4 million for the same quarter the previous year.Comparable sales, including stores and e-commerce, fell 7.6 per cent.Reisman said the pullback on lower priced items and promotions was having an impact online, where customers are more price sensitive. It has also somewhat affected sales in stores, though the company is still seeing steady foot traffic.“We are seeing our customers come in, but they’re spending a bit less.”Reisman said products led by new chief creative officer Nathan Williams, who started June 3, would start rolling out in about nine months.The revamped and selective product offerings are part of Indigo’s efforts to differentiate itself from online retailer Amazon, which Indigo generally matches on book prices.“There’s no question that the intensity with which Amazon is in the market is huge and we have several categories that are up against them,” Reisman said. Indigo’s net loss came in at $19.1 million or 69 cents per common share in the quarter compared with a net loss of $15.4 million or 57 cents per share in the first quarter of its 2019 financial year.Analysts surveyed by financial markets data firm Refinitiv expected revenue of $237.2 million, and adjusted net loss of $12.45 million or 46 cents per share. The company didn’t provide an adjusted loss for the quarter.The company’s shares were trading down $1.18, or 14.99 per cent, at $6.69 mid-morning on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Companies in this story: (TSX:IDG)The Canadian Press read more


Foreign investment keeps falling but outlook healthier UN report says

World Investment Report 2004, released today by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), argues that the outlook for the year ahead is promising, thanks to better economic growth, increasing corporate profits, higher stock prices and more mergers and acquisitions.Foreign investment is also increasingly being targeted at services, especially the business, financial, telecommunications and leisure industries, and away from manufacturing and primary industries.The annual report shows that foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows dropped 18 per cent to $560 billion last year from $679 billion in 2002 – well below the $1.4 trillion mark reached in 2000.The slow and irregular pace of economic recovery in the developed world – which dominates the overall FDI totals – was the biggest reason for the slide, with the United States (down 30 per cent to its lowest levels since 1992) and the European Union (down 21 per cent) both suffering.FDI inflows into Central and Eastern Europe also slumped, but the report’s authors at UNCTAD forecast that trend will turn around given many of the region’s nations joined the EU on 1 May.The picture in the developing world was more mixed, with Africa and the Asia-Pacific – led by China – gaining overall, but Latin America and the Caribbean enduring another fall. The changes were unequal even within continents, with many of Africa’s most impoverished countries unable to attract nearly as much FDI as their neighbours.African States rich in natural resources, such as Morocco, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria and Sudan, attracted the bulk of the increased FDI to the continent – a total of $15 billion – whereas 24 countries received less than $100 million each.Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Special Adviser to Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – a set of eight, time-bound targets for reducing poverty and hunger and improving overall living standards – told a press briefing today that the outlook for the globe’s poorest States remains bleak.”Many of the poorest countries are simply being bypassed by globalization, and the promises of the rich countries are not being fulfilled,” he said, adding that FDI is so important because it is one of the strongest engines for growth in the developing world.Professor Sachs said the solution was not to try to halt the forces of globalization but to make them fairer, and to pressure affluent nations to meet their pledges.”We need more globalization that reaches the poor countries, and more successful globalization, not less. The kind of globalization that the poorest countries are feeling is brain-drain. They’re not seeing the inflow of foreign investment.” read more


Why The Warriors Are So Tough To Beat

The Warriors were 17-4 during the regular season with average shooting. That equals a .810 winning percentage — tops in the the NBA — or the equivalent of a 66-16 record over an 82-game schedule.The reason for the Warriors’ strong record with average shooting is simple: They also play great defense. It gets overlooked because they play at a frenetic pace, but the Dubs held opponents to a .514 TS% during the regular season, the third-best figure in the league after Chicago and Portland.It can get even worse for opponents, and it often does: The Warriors went 46-3 with good shooting during the regular season. But “pretty good” shooting — average shooting, even — is usually plenty good enough for the Warriors. They’ll need to throw up a lot of bricks the rest of the way. Otherwise, James — as brilliant as he’s been — may become the first finals MVP in a losing cause since Jerry West in 1969. Through the first three games of the NBA Finals, the storylines were intricate and rich:Could LeBron James carry one of the worst supporting casts in recent finals history to an NBA title?Was James’s experience — and sheer force of will — trumping the Golden State Warriors’ youth?Was Steph Curry just in a shooting slump, or was he rattled by his scary injury against the Houston Rockets?Could the Cleveland Cavaliers keep playing stifling defense, or might Golden State’s smallball lineup be its ace in the hole?Were Cleveland’s poor finishes — it was outscored by a combined margin of 105-84 in the fourth quarter and overtime of the first three games1And if you include Game 4, it’s now been outscored 132-96 from the fourth quarter onward. — the sign of a spent team?Was Kevin Love’s injury (suffered in the opening round against the Boston Celtics) the ultimate example of Bill Simmons’s Ewing Theory? And maybe Kyrie Irving’s injury too?Is Matthew Dellavedova the Australian Tim Tebow?Does God hate Cleveland?But after a 103-82 Golden State win in Game 4, it all seems so simple.The Warriors are really, really good. You have a shot at beating them if their shooting goes ice-cold. Otherwise, it’s next to impossible.Let’s review the series from the standpoint of true shooting percentage (TS%), a relatively simple stat that gives appropriate credit for 3-pointers and free throws along with 2-point shooting attempts. Golden State led the NBA with a .571 TS% during the regular season, while Cleveland (.557) ranked fourth. The adjacent table lists each team’s TS% in each finals game so far, along with its percentile rank as compared to all NBA games during the 2014-15 regular season.Game 4 was the first time we’ve seen the Warriors shoot like they typically did during the regular season. Their .579 TS% was close to their regular-season average, and — since an average Golden State performance is so good — ranks in the 77th percentile as compared to all NBA games.But the Warriors’ defense has also been very good. It held Cleveland to a .409 TS% in Game 4, which ranks in just the 1st percentile. And it kept the Cavaliers to a .441 TS%, in the 6th percentile, in Game 2 on Sunday night.Wait — didn’t the Cavs win Game 2? They did (in overtime). The team with the higher TS% wins about 85 percent of the time2Based on the 2014-15 regular season. — this was one of the exceptions. Cleveland was able to take seven more field-goal attempts and 15 more free-throw attempts than the Warriors as a result of rebounding, turnovers and fouls. You can win as the slightly less efficient team when there’s a big differential in those categories.Still, Cleveland wouldn’t have won Game 2 had Golden State shot a little better. If the Warriors had hit shots at the NBA average TS% of .535 (never mind that the team’s TS% is typically way better than that), they’d have scored an additional eight points and won 101-95.And that’s the thing: The Warriors don’t have to shoot the lights out to win. If they shoot as well as the average NBA team, they’re very likely to win also.In the next chart, I’ve tracked each team’s record based on its TS% during the regular season. I divide games into three categories, which include about a third of regular-season games each:Good shooting — a TS% of .560 or higher.Poor shooting — a TS% of .510 or lower.Average shooting — anything in between. read more


Kim Andersson joins KIF Copenhagen

kif copenhagenKim Andersson The biggest Swedish handball star, Kim Andersson (30) will play in Denmark even after bankrupt of AG Copenhagen. Now, there is new formed team, KIF Copenhagen, who lost the place at the VELUX EHF Champions League and some players (Mikkel Hansen), but not rich sponsors, who will give all the necessary conditions for the fight for European TOP in the upcoming seasons.– I had an offer from Barcelona, but this was too far away for me. I don’t want to be too far from Sweden,” said Andersson. He also had financial attractive offer from Qatar, but still stayed foucs on Europe and his family needs… ← Previous Story BM Atletico Madrid confirmed HP news: Balic goes back to Spain! Next Story → Heiner Brand: “THW Kiel haven’t done anything for German Handball” read more


UN experts visit Greece to assess efforts and challenges to end discrimination

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The UN Working Group on discrimination against women in law and in practice will make its first official visit to Greece from 1 to 12 April 2019 to assess progress in eliminating discrimination against women and achieving gender equality.“We are particularly interested in legislative and policy measures and their impact on the realisation of the human rights of women and girls in Greece,” said Elizabeth Broderick, a member of the group of human rights experts.The visiting delegation, which also includes Alda Facio, will hold meetings in Athens, Thessaloniki and Lesvos.“We will be looking at all aspects of life for women. We will examine achievements and good practices, as well as existing gaps and challenges Greece is facing including as a result of the imposed financial austerity measures,” the experts said.They will examine the situation of all women, including migrants and those who encounter multiple forms of discrimination. They will meet national and local Government officials, representatives of State institutions and civil society organisations, and individuals.The experts will present their preliminary observations at a press conference at 12:00 noon local time on 12 April at the Electra Hotel, 5 Ermou Str, Athens.The Working Group will submit its full report to the UN Human Rights Council in June 2020.last_img read more


More homes hit market in Clark County; prices up

first_imgMore homes are hitting the market in Clark County this year, but they’re barely satisfying demand and keeping prices in the rafters.The latest data from the Regional Multiple Listing Service shows there have been about 10 percent more homes for sale so far this year, but buying activity is almost as aggressive. Median home prices have risen to $350,000.The raw numbers: 4,860 more homes have been listed this year, compared with 4,421 last year. Closed sales have risen from 3,108 to 3,303.Real estate agent and analyst Mike Lamb called the year so far “really significant” for demonstrating the demand for new homes and people’s willingness to pay despite the swelling prices.“It’s significant. You can see the growth in the listing activity and the growth in sales. I think it’s the best total sales, year-to-date, since 2005,” he said. “And we’re coming off several really, really good years.”Affordability continues to be a mixed bag in the area, however. The rise in median home prices can be prohibitive for first-time buyers. But, Lamb noted, Clark County is still cheaper than the likes of Seattle and Portland.Portland’s median home price rose to $409,000 in May, according to the RMLS, which is 5.4 percent higher than it was this time last year. Meanwhile, Clark County’s is 11 percent higher.last_img read more


Crypto phone maker Sikur wants you to bank through your mobile carrier

first_img Phones Security Share your voice reading • Crypto phone maker Sikur wants you to bank through your mobile carrier Post a comment Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone Mobile World Congress 2019 • Mobile World Congress 2019 May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec comparedcenter_img 0 Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 Sikur is setting up its own banking platform. Andrew Hoyle/CNET The mobile banking revolution might be underway, but the trustworthiness of mobile banking applications still has a question mark hanging over it for many phone owners.Maker of security-focused phones Sikur launched its own mobile banking platform on Tuesday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it hopes will change all that.The platform is designed to combine all the user-friendly aspects of digital banking apps already on the market with premium security features. Sikur’s aim is to use its expertise in security to protect users from the weaknesses of payment apps and point-of-sale data breaches that have affected companies including Ticketmaster and British Airways.In 2018, analysts from Juniper Research predicted that 2 billion people, or 40 percent of the global population, would be using mobile banking by the end of the year. This number incorporates people using digital tools provided by their own banks, but also those embracing new banking systems and tools such as Monzo, which has grown in popularity in the UK and may have a US launch on the cards soon.”People are moving from the traditional banks and this kind of platform, so you can easily open your account and do all the transactions as you do in a regular and traditional bank,” Alexandre Vasconcelos, CEO of Sikur, said in an interview with CNET.In the past, Sikur has focused solely on making its own devices, controlling both hardware and software to provide a totally locked-down experience for customers. At last year’s MWC, it unveiled its own “unhackable” phone with built-in cryptocurrency wallet. But in September 2018, Sikur showed that it could also equip other phones with the same levels of security when it loaded its SikurOS onto two Sony phones.Now it wants to provide more phone users around the world with access to the secure technology it is known for. The first way it’s doing this is through Sikur Bank, which it hopes will be delivered to phone users through partnerships with carriers. In partnership with fintech company LogBank, the Brazilian company has built its end-to-end platform that’s fully compliant with financial regulations. Sikur will release a software development kit that will allow carriers to develop their own banking apps based on its secure technology. It’s currently in talks with carriers in Brazil, but is also keen to take advantage of the willingness to adopt new banking models throughout Europe and the US.app-store-6The Sikur App Store. Sikur The second way it’s bringing a more secure experience to phones is through the Sikur App Store. Most Android phone owners download their apps through Google Play, but there’ve been many documented problems with developers pushing Android apps out into the world with security flaws or malicious code on board.”We are building our own store where we do all the security verifications apps right before publishing them,” Vasconcelos said.Using a Sikur SDK, customers will be able to create their own siloed app stores and fill them with pre-selected apps that Sikur will screen on their behalf. The customer base isn’t so much individual phone users but businesses and governments that want to keep devices used by their employees as secure as possible. “They can have their own app store and deliver those apps to ride on their own devices and they will be able to manage that,” Vasconcelos said. Tags Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone See All Sonylast_img read more


MS Dhoni goes bald and India unites beyond every divide as a

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:05/0:32Loaded: 0%0:05Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:27?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Virat Kolhi smashes bowlers in the nets on match evecenter_img An entire nation of over a billion people was still leaping with elation beyond compare but the eyes must have been heavy from lack of sleep and abundance of overzealous celebration – it was just hours ago that India had become the first host nation to lift the ICC World Cup and the streets were still full of people draped in the tricolour.The captain of the nation’s cricket team had disappeared in his room of the Taj Mahal Hotel and was unavailable for any interviews or thoughts. The last the nation remembered of him was the iconic moment when he launched Nuwan Kulasekara over long on for the winning six. Dhoni had held his pose for a couple of extra seconds, gazing into the night sky almost in disbelief – the boy from Ranchi who was only a ticket collector last time India was in a World Cup final had not only led India to the promised land but also scripted its final chapter as only he could.The next the nation saw of him was a Dhoni whose head was completely shaved and with World Cup trophy in hand, he was posing in front of the Gateway of India. MS Dhoni went bald after winning the 2011 cricket World Cup.Ritam Banerjee/Getty ImagesFor far too long June 25 was India’s day of triumph and after 28 long years, as India rejoiced, an entire generation would now grow up with April 2 as their happiest childhood memory. But for the man who won it in 1983, it was too much to take as Kapil Dev broke down on national television lauding the efforts of India’s third great leader, Sourav Ganguly. Indeed the 2011 team had a big imprint of the Ganguly era – Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra and as Dhoni’s biopic suggested, MSD himself.The debate between Ganguly and Dhoni has always been hotly contested in these parts of the world but on this day, 8 years ago there could be no divide. For a country having a penchant for division on extremely trivial grounds, April 3 was a landmark occasion. It did not matter what colour you were; it did not matter what meat you ate or whether you ate meat all; it did not matter how big your house was or if the pavements were your shelter; it did not matter which faith you followed or whether you were an atheist – the embraces lasted a little longer and the tears refused to dry up. You were irreproachably Indian and only sport can unite beyond every divide with such unflinching assurance.”Dhoni is the greatest captain of our country,” Ganguly would later go on to tell Mid-Day. “His record is proof of that. Under Dhoni, India have won the Twenty20 World Cup and the Asia Cup. Under him, India have become the No. 1 ranked side in Test cricket. And now, we have won the World Cup. Obviously, he is the greatest ever captain to lead India.” The winning moment of the 2011 Cricket World Cup.INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty ImagesBut why did India’s greatest captain go bald? Dhoni would later tell a journalist that his head felt heavy and he shaved it himself in his room to feel light. Everyone the team met in the two World Cup months had only one thing to say, “World Cup aa raha hai na?” or as the English were singing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, “Is it coming home?” Captain cool was only human and he needed a respite from the Everest of expectations.Thus, from flowing mane to a bald head, MS Dhoni had aged a thousand but after the hurly-burly was done, the battle was convincingly won and won.last_img read more


Hasina for strategic partnership with KSA

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina speaking with Saudi chief of general staff General Abdul Rahman Al-Bunaiyan. Photo: BSSPrime minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh could be a strategic partner of Saudi Arabia through extensive training cooperation, capacity building, military infrastructure construction, shipbuilding and export of military equipment from Dhaka.She said this when visiting Saudi chief of general staff General Abdul Rahman Al-Bunaiyan met her at her official residence Ganobhaban on Monday.The prime minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.The prime ,inister mentioned that Saudi Arabia always enjoys a special place in the hearts of Bangladeshi people and both the countries have traditional close relations.Talking about terrorism, she said the government maintains a zero-tolerance stance on the social menace.Hasina also said the government is involving mass people in various activities to create awareness in this regard.About Bangladeshi nationals working in Saudi Arabia, she said they are contributing to the economy of the Arab country.Before sending the manpower, the prime minister also mentioned, the government gives them necessary training so that they can learn the language of the respective country and have ideas about its laws.General Abdul Rahman Al-Bunaiyan termed the relations between the two countries excellent and important.He also said the relations between the armies of Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia are very good.Regarding the terrorism, the Saudi chief of general staff General said both the countries are against the menace.The prime minister’s adviser Gowher Rizvi, principal secretary Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury and military secretary major general Mian Mohammad Joynul Abedin were, among others, present at the meeting.last_img read more


Spotlight on Kyra Snyder

first_imgEpisode 13: Kyra SnyderThe Snyder FileNumber: 45Full name: Kyra SnyderNickname: KeeksClass: SophomorePosition: 1B/RHPBats/Throws: R/RHometown:  Lake Forest, Calif.High School: Mission ViejoTravel Team: OC BatbustersMajor: PsychologyFun Fact: Her mom played softball for UC Riverside The University of Louisville Softball Player Spotlight series features short interviews with each of the Cardinals’ players. Episode 13 features sophomore Kyra Snyder.  Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Story Linkslast_img


Best External Hard Drive For PS4

first_img Back in the day video game file sizes were very modest. Sure at the time they took up a lot of space, given hardware restrictions. But now you can collect every NES game ever made in less than a gigabyte of storage. However, as games have grown grander, their worlds bigger, their graphics more detailed, their sounds more lush and clear, files sizes have rapidly ballooned. And limited disc storage, along with customer desire to own all their games digitally, means directly downloading those files onto your console. Do you want to enjoy Red Dead Redemption 2? You better be prepared to wait for nearly 100GB of data to pour in from the internet tubes.Console manufacturers try to help players out by including a healthy amount of storage in the base hardware itself. If you’re paying a couple hundred dollars for these machines the least they can do is give you a terabyte of storage space. But if you’re an avid gamer you’re still quickly going to run out of room. So what are you supposed to do? Deleting games is not an option.If you’re a PlayStation 4 owner you’re in luck because current PS4s support external hard drives for game storage, useful if you’re enjoying lots of titles from a PlayStation Plus subscription. Sure you can manually swap out the internal drive for a faster solid-state drive or something. But just plugging in an additional drive easily expands your space while keeping read/write speed enough to not saddle gameplay with insufferable load times. And compatibility-wise, it’s all pretty generous. You just need a USB port. So from across a variety of brands, here are the best external hard drives for PS4. For in-depth reviews of all these hard drives read the extensive reviews on our sister site PCMag.com.Seagate Fast SSDFast is right in the name. And this Seagate drive’s speed is especially impressive considering you can get up to a terabyte of SSD space for an affordable price. Doubling your PS4’s space this well this easily for this price makes this one of the best external hard drives for PS4. Read more on PCMag.com. Stay on target CalDigit TuffNot that we expect players to take their PS4 outside that often, but maybe if you have multiple systems you want to carry games with on an external drive to enjoy wherever you’re gaming. And if that drive broke somehow it would sure suck to download those games all again. Don’t worry about that with the waterproof, dust-proof, drop-proof CalDigit Tuff, the toughest best external hard drive for PS4. Read more on PCMag.com. PlayStation 4 Becomes Fastest Console to Sell 100 MillionOrigin PC Ends Console Wars With PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Combo Case ADATA SE730H External SSDThis ADATA drive is maybe the chicest piece of tech on this whole list. Yeah you’ll only get 512GB of space. But in exchange you’ll get a really stylish drive that’ll frankly make your PS4 look ugly. And the performance speed USB-C over no slouch either for this, one of the best external hard drives for PS4. Read more on PCMag.com. Samsung Portable SSD T5This Samsung drive has basically everything you want. Lots of space. All kinds of USB ports. Fast speed. And an attractive compact design that won’t be this ugly gaudy brick next to your sleek PlayStation 4. The only catch is the higher price but that’s a price worth paying for one of the best external hard drives for PS4. Read more on PCMag.com. Western Digital My Passport Wireless SSDThis Western Digital drive’s coolest feature, its ability to transmit data wirelessly, might not be exactly useful if you just want to plug it into your PS4 via USB. But it does make it one of the best external hard drives for PS4 that you can use in awesome other situations with other tech you might have. Read more on PCMag.com.For more on PlayStation check out the lineup for the PlayStation One Classic (old games that would take up a fraction of space on these big drives) and learn more about the PS4 Pro’s Boost Mode for enhancing performance of previous games. And for more great hard drive picks, check out the full list of best external hard drives of 2018 on our sister site PCMag.com.Purchase PS4 Prolast_img read more


WB Green varsity to be renamed as Rani Rashmoni Green University

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Green University which is coming up in Hooghly will be named after Rani Rashmoni in commemoration of her 225th birth anniversary.The West Bengal Green University (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was passed in the Assembly on Monday after the state government had decided that the name of the West Bengal Green University be changed as Rani Rashmoni Green University. State Education minister Partha Chatterjee said in the Assembly that a proposal has been received to name the university after Lokmata Rani Rashmoni. The process has begun following instructions from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Rani Rashmoni had played an important role in the spread of education in the state. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”The life and preachings of Rani Rashmoni have been included in the curricula of the school education following the Chief Minister’s direction,” Chatterjee told the House. Meanwhile, it may be mentioned here that a photograph of Rani Rashmoni was also unveiled in the state Assembly on Monday. The West Bengal Green University Act was passed in the Assembly in 2017 for setting up the university. It would be developed as a centre of excellence for learning and research in various branches of studies related to environmental studies, surface management studies and bio-diversity management. There will be courses in undergraduate and post-graduate levels and job oriented training as well.last_img read more


Cozumel post office suspended due to faulty ceiling

first_imgCozumel, Q.R. –More than a dozen postal workers were unable to work Tuesday after the municipality suspended activities due to an unsafe work environment.Municipal Civil Protection closed the building after a piece of the roof collapsed. Civil Protection said that due to the ceiling and roof situation, the building has been determined unsafe for workers and customers.Suspension seals were placed on the glass doors of the Cozumel post office. The municipal Civil Protection Directorate added that they determined that the building does not have appropriate conditions to guarantee safety inside and so suspension seals were placed at the entrances after employees were evicted.The post office is expected to resume business once the faulty roof and ceiling are repaired.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_img 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 November 15, 2012 — Carestream extended its leadership in the wireless digital radiography market by demonstrating a smaller-format 25 cm x 30 cm CARESTREAM DRX 2530C Detector as a work in progress. The new cesium iodide detector is designed to offer high efficiency for dose-sensitive pediatric, orthopedic and general radiology exams. “Healthcare providers voiced the need for a smaller detector that would deliver important imaging advantages in pediatric and orthopedic environments, so our engineering team worked to develop the new DRX 2530C detector,” said Diana L. Nole, president, Digital Medical Solutions, Carestream Health. “We are committed to continuously improve our innovative DRX product family with new software and hardware options that help imaging service providers deliver a higher level of patient care.”The smaller detector is designed to fit into pediatric incubator trays and offer higher DQE (detective quantum efficiency), which can lead to lower dose requirements than CR cassettes or gadolinium scintillator detectors. The new DRX 2530C detector is intended to be used with CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution or CARESTREAM DRX-Mobile Retrofit Kits for mobile imaging of neonatal or pediatric patients.In orthopedic and general radiology imaging, the smaller detector is designed to aid in positioning for tabletop exams such as knee, elbow, skull and other exams that require a patient to hold the detector or require a smaller field of view.Like all DRX detectors, the DRX 2530C is designed for use with the family of DRX systems as part of Carestream’s commitment to help healthcare providers maximize the use of imaging resources while lowering costs.  Carestream’s DRX Software delivers image processing specific to pediatric views that can optimize image quality by choosing default processing parameters to suppress noise and enhance detail based on patient size. The software expands and integrates a range of seven patient sizes as specified by FDA guidelines for pediatric exams. Carestream Health will display its latest medical imaging and healthcare IT solutions at Booth #2636 in the South Building Hall A as part of the tradeshow conducted concurrently with the RSNA meeting.For more information: www.carestream.com  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 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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Roomorama unveils Lofty merger

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Sealing its spot in the rental market sector, Roomorama has announced its merger with short-term rental site Lofty.com to make the united company one of the “largest online short-term rental providers worldwide”.With US$2.1 million set in seed funding, Roomorama founder Jia En Teo explained the company was in the process of integrating the properties for Lofty to offer travellers “even more options when travelling domestically and abroad”.“International travellers and property owners are continuing to embrace the short-term rental model, and I’m confident that this merger will deliver what the industry has been seeking – higher quality, improved reliability, and a swifter booking process,” Jia En Teo added.Lofty founder Fabrice Grindaalso added that the merger would also treat travellers as it will combine the strengths of both companies while reinforcing “its position as a leader in the industry”.With up to 50,000 properties already in its portfolio, Roomorama said this figure is likely to double before the year’s end, with Australians among the company’s top ten markets.For more information check out the company’s website: Roomorama.com Roomorama Founders in their Roomorama property in New Yorklast_img read more


They basically turned the facility over to us an

first_img“They basically turned the facility over to us, and it wasn’t just being able to use their fields,” Byrne said. “They did all the little things. There were banners as the team drove up welcoming the University of Arizona and that was throughout the facility.”The Cardinals also painted Wildcat logos in an end zone and gave the team access to the training room and the equipment room. Byrne said that if some Wildcats players weren’t Cardinals fans before, they for sure are now. LISTEN: Greg Byrne, UofA athletic director Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The team wasn’t going to be able to practice unless it traveled somewhere else. University of Arizona Athletic Director Greg Byrne told Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Friday that he decided to reach out to the Arizona Cardinals in case there was a chance the Wildcats could use their training facility in Tempe.Byrne called up Cardinals GM Steve Keim, who told him he’d try to figure something out. About 10 minutes later, Cardinals’ president Michael Bidwill was on the phone asking Byrne what the organization could do to help the Wildcats out.“They had stepped up and welcomed the Arizona Wildcats into the Valley,” Byrne said. “We had a great two days up there and just they were completely first class all the way around and we cannot thank the Cardinals organization enough for what they did in a very challenging time for our university and our program, and just wanted to take time and say thank you.”Bidwill, who said giving the Wildcats access to the facility was “an easy decision,” went above and beyond to make sure the team from Tucson had everything they needed. Because of that, Byrne said the Wildcats felt right at home. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Before practice, @Greg_Byrne & @CoachRodAZ thanked Cards President Michael Bidwill for his amazing hospitality. pic.twitter.com/vWapPBjudX— Arizona Football (@ArizonaFBall) August 11, 2016“Just an absolute first-class organization,” Byrne said. “Michael and Steve and everybody from the organization deserves all the credit in the world.”Byrne added that despite moving the team to Tempe for a couple days and figuring out all of the practice plans, the hardest thing he had to do all week was talk to Hemmila’s family about Zach’s death. Somewhere in those conversations, plans were already put into motion on how to recognize the offensive lineman. The Arizona Wildcats didn’t suffer a defeat on the field, but the football team was dealt a big loss this week when offensive lineman Zach Hemmila passed away in his sleep early Monday morning.Hemmila, who was entering his senior year, was no stranger to the Valley as he was a product of Chandler High School.Then, as the Wildcats were grieving the loss of someone in the family, pouring rain came down in Tucson on Tuesday morning, making the practice fields unplayable. Top Stories Your browser does not support the audio element. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “We talked to his family already, and this is a unique set-up for us, obviously,” Byrne said. “We have our first game of the year in the Valley against BYU out at the Cardinals’ stadium. It’s kind of ironic, and then we have our first home game the next week against Grambling, and so we’re actually already planning to do a recognition at both games, especially since Zach is from the Chandler area and then with it being our first home game the next week, we’ll do a recognition at both games.“And I think it’s going to be good to have Arizona fans both in the Phoenix area as well as down here in Tucson an opportunity to recognize and say thanks and give a chance to support and rally around each other. We’re very fortunate during this time that we have the community and the family that we have that we can all do this together.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more


Filmmakers troubles not our fault ministry says

first_imgThe education ministry’s cultural services on Thursday denied claims of discrimination by film director Panicos Chrysanthou who went on a hunger strike over the debt he amassed for one of his films in 2006 because it was banned.Chrysanthou, who began the hunger strike last week in protest over “discrimination and exclusion in the field of cinema”, had called on the education ministry to deal with the problems he was facing as a director, which, he said, concerned the very structure of the system in which Cypriot cinema is produced.He also said that he has amassed €180,000 in debt for his 2006 film “Akamas”. He blames the cinema advisory committee of the education ministry (Sekin), for “deliberate delays in payment, administrative measures, breach of the cogeneration contract and a ban on the film”.Chrysanthou said that the then government did not take direct action to stop the film production but it made it very difficult for its successful completion by withdrawing crucial funds and severely limiting its market potential by making distribution almost impossible and by banning it from Cypriot TV and Cypriot cinemas.The ministry’s cultural services and advisory committee said on Thursday despite the fact they recognised and appreciate Chrysanthou’s contribution to Cypriot cinema, they “do not intend to succumb to pressure because they operate in accordance with democratic and prescribed procedures for the development of the cinema sector”.The cultural services said Chrysanthou received in total €375,610 for the film “Akamas”, and an additional €138,000 from the European Cinema Support Fund (Eurimages).It also said that “Akamas” has been included in a special box edition along with other Cypriot films, whose copies have been sent to the embassies of the Republic of Cyprus across the world for screening. It did not address the issue of the ban at home.The announcement said the cultural services supported Chrysanthou’s other business activity – a cinema archive – and said he also participates in a number of other ventures.“Cinema and funding for its development are insufficient for the livelihood of a creator over a lifetime, so in order to live with dignity, the overwhelming majority of directors are forced to work in other productions and /or lines of business,” it said.  “The need to borrow for the completion of cinematographic productions is a frequent phenomenon and this exists in all countries of the world”.The most recent film by Chrysanthou is the “The Story of the Green Line”, which premiered at Nicosia’s K-Cineplex in March and the public’s response was massive. The story focused on bonds formed between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots.Chrysanthou, is still at the end of Ledra Street where he started his hunger strike. He is also  holding a photo exhibition titled “Dear Ingmar, can I say I have become a director?”  A comment by film director Michael PapasPanicos Chrysanthou is not a friend of mine. In fact, he has criticised my work fiercely in the past.But I cannot stand by and not support him in his dramatic attempt to stand up against what is rotten in the state of Sekin (Advisory Committee on Cinema), which is the sole source of funding for filmmakers in Cyprus.I have experienced worse than Panicos Chrysanthou, and decided a long time ago to have nothing more to do with the diseased situation that exists in my country, but his action now obliges me to speak out.Sekin is run by civil servants who have no professional knowledge or experience of film-making but have the audacity to dictate to film makers how to do their job, how to write their screenplays, and to exercise censorship at any stage of the creative process.For over 15 years Sekin has operated with the same people handling the public funds allocated for film production and wielding the power to dictate which films are made and which are rejected.It is unacceptable that government after government should maintain and support this flawed system for almost two decades without change (unheard of anywhere else in Europe).  It is particularly unacceptable that this system operates under the ministry of education and culture with a complete lack of informed film policy.Sekin operates with Orwellian tactics behind a smokescreen of subordinate and submissive committees, and “accommodating” film directors, thus preventing the healthy development of film production in Cyprus for more than two decades. It is responsible for a tragic waste of talent, opportunities, and public money.The case of Panicos Chrysanthou deserves a proper hearing and solution. The system of film funding in Cyprus must be re-structured, and must operate under a new and independent organisation.Michael Papasfilm producer/directorwww.michaelpapas.com You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


Anastasiades urges voters not to go back to failed past policies Updated

first_imgIncumbent President Nicos Anastasiades on Sunday said the election results were a strong signal of approval from voters for what his government has built over the past five years.“All Cypriot citizens have been part of this and I would like to appeal to those who voted for me, those who made other decisions and even those who abstained,” he said from the presidential palace following the results of the election that takes him to the second round  on February 4.“Next Sunday is critical – it will determine whether it will proceed with stability towards the future for us and our children,” said Anastasiades who will come up against Akel-backed independent candidate Stavros Malas who came in a second in Sunday’s first round with more votes than expected from the polls.“The choice was never more simple,” said Anastasiades.  “Either we choose potential for tomorrow or a move that has caused bankruptcy,” he added, referring to the near-collapse of the economy under the previous Akel government of Demetris Christofias, in which Malas spent some time as a minister.“We will either move forward or go back towards insecurity that marred the previous government,” the incumbent said. “This is not the time to experiment. We will continue with conscientious policy for our energy plans. Our country is a member of the EU’s and has strong relations with neighbouring states.  In the past five years, together we rescued Cyprus from bankruptcy.”Anastasiades said he never considered the other candidates as rivals and was ready for cooperation with other parties and the losing candidates. “You need a majority in parliament to vote bills into law,” he said. “The priority is the good of the country.”He congratulated the other candidates for the campaigns they ran and thanked those who worked on his own team.“Next Sunday, we are called to decide on a path of stability,” which, he added, attracts investments and creates jobs.He also said that a solution to the Cyprus problem should abolish guarantees, occupation and security forces.  Anastasiades presided over the last round of Cyprus talks, which ended in failure at Crans-Montana in Switzerland last July. He believes he is the only one that can resurrect the negotiations from where they left off.After speaking at the palace, Anastasiades went to his campaign office, arriving to loud cheers from his supporters.“I am here to express my gratitude for everything you have done, which resulted in the public sending us astrong command to continue next Sunday, the path which we began in 2013,” he said.“We have ensured economic recovery, ensured a modernised state, brought about steady development and a state that is respected by its neighbours playing a significant role not just in region and EU but is significant because it exercises its energy rights…without problems.”He said he was certain the public would embrace “everything we aim for through unity”.“I want to repeat that they way we have operated for the past five years, is how we will continue for the next five years if the public honours us with their votes. The next days after elections are days of hard work – for us and for you.”Referring to the abstention rate of 28 per cent, Anastasiades said: “Too many words mean nothing. As of tomorrow morning, we have work to do. We have to expand our allegiances,” he said.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more