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Battleground Ontario Trudeau Scheer hope Golden Horseshoe proves lucky

first_imgOTTAWA — Ontario: A place to take a stand, a place to grow your votes.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and Liberal rival Justin Trudeau are each hoping to discover a bountiful crop of support as they focus today’s federal campaign efforts on the densely populated suburbs north of Toronto and the rest of the so-called Golden Horseshoe.For Trudeau, it’s his second straight day courting suburban family voters; he spent Sunday in Brampton, Ont., promising the picket-fence crowd a big-ticket tax cut worth billions and a 25 per cent reduction in their cellphone bills.Given the task ahead for Trudeau, who is in Hamilton today, it’s hardly surprising that he’s bringing out the expensive china: the questions about last week’s shocking blackface controversy may have abated, but they have not disappeared, and this week a clearer picture of the extent of the damage is sure to emerge.Scheer, meanwhile, arrives in the suburban community of Vaughan, Ont., after a visit to Prince Edward Island, where he made a commitment of a  different kind: a pledge to veterans to personally oversee efforts to reset the Conservative party’s relationship with Canada’s ex-soldiers.NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Green Leader Elizabeth May take their undercard battle to Atlantic Canada, where Singh is introducing a new “star candidate” in Bathurst, N.B., before moving on to Halifax; May makes an announcement in Fredericton.Scheer not only promised to correct a host of the reasons why veterans in Canada are mad at both the Liberals and the Conservatives — clear the benefits backlog, overhaul their hated pension plan, improve transition supports — but he also promised to oversee the efforts himself and enshrine respect for veterans in legislation.“As prime minister, I will take a personal interest in ensuring the commitments we made today are followed through on,” Scheer said.On Sunday, Singh continued to make public concern about climate change and natural disasters a priority.During a stop in Gatineau, Que., Singh pledged to add $2.5 billion to the federal government’s disaster mitigation fund. The idea, he said, is to help people — like those in west Quebec who recently faced severe flooding — avoid disasters and be able to stay in their current homes.“We can’t just close our eyes” to the prospect of more weather-related disasters, he said.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 23, 2019.— With files from Kelly Geraldine Malone and Morgan LowrieThe Canadian Presslast_img read more

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WhyHungers Hungerthon Raises 11 Million To Fight Hunger In The US

first_imgWhyHunger has announced that for the second year in a row, their annual Hungerthon campaign raised $1.1 million for the fight against hunger and poverty in the U.S.WhyHunger teamed up with its radio partners and celebrity ambassadors for a coordinated month long effort including radio broadcasts, merchandise, social media and an extensive celebrity-driven online auction to raise awareness and critical funds for their work. WhyHunger staff, celebrity ambassadors and community-based partners were also heard participating in over 40 substantive radio interviews and live broadcasts, educating the public on hunger and its intersections.“We are proud of and thankful for our community of supporters, artists, radio partners – Entercom Radio New York, SiriusXM, Cumulus New York and iHeartMedia – and celebrities who have again come together to raise another $1.1 million for our work to fight hunger and poverty in the U.S.,” said Noreen Springstead, WhyHunger Executive Director. “With impending legislation threatening to cut critical services that families depend on, these funds raised will bolster our work to help more families access healthy, affordable food and advance social justice.”Thousands of individual donors contributed financially to the campaign. Funds raised through Hungerthon support innovative community-based solutions to hunger across the U.S. to ensure everyone has access to nutritious food and communities are able to build a future free from hunger. From increasing local food access, to supporting sustainable food production and strengthening efforts to organize and advocate, WhyHunger focuses on supporting and connecting grassroots-led efforts for long-term change.With over 150 auction items and experience packages hosted on charitybuzz.com, this year’s top auction items included: • Bruce Springsteen Autographed 1952 Fender Telecaster Guitar • Guest DJ on SiriusXM’s 70s on 7 in New York City with Set of Autographs • Guest DJ on SiriusXM’s Big 80s on 8 in New York City • Meet Willie Nelson with 2 Tickets to Willie Nelson & Family New Year’s Show • Have your Child Co-Host “The Absolutely Mindy Show” at SiriusXM Studio • Meet Kenny Chesney & Receive 2 Sandbar Tickets to 2018 Tour Stop • Visit the Set of “The NFL Today” & Meet the Hosts in New York City • Visit the Osgood File Radio Studio & Have Lunch with Charles Osgood • 2 Tickets to See Billy Joel Live at MSG, Plus a Signed Guitar • Acoustic Guitar Signed by James Taylor, Jimmy Buffet and Sarah McLachlan2017 Hungerthon Ambassadors included Tom Morello, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Jon Batiste, Southside Johnny, Mark Weiss and KWL Management’s Jojo Brim, all of whom used their public platforms to educate and engage their fans as they help raise awareness and funds for the campaign.Additionally, WhyHunger’s long-time board member and Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Tom Chapin and legendary musician Peter Yarrow joined the team at Entercom Radio New York to play and support the live radiothon on Nov 21st.Special thanks goes to over 100 volunteers who gave their time and talents, our incredible radio partners; SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Entercom Radio New York, Cumulus New York and iHeartMedia, and this year’s corporate sponsors PSS Distribution Services, RLB Wealth Planning and ShopRite Wines & Spirits for their support.You can still get involved at Hungerthon.org through the end of the year and donations are accepted year round at WhyHunger.org.last_img read more

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ACTRESS SANDRA OH ON HER BANNER YEAR CHALLENGES SHES FACED AND HER

first_imgThe Korean-Canadian actress, who’s well-known for her role as Dr. Christina Yang on the hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy from 2005 to 2014, has a lot to be proud of.A ‘moment’ that’s taken years to achieveShe currently stars as MI5 officer Eve Polastri obsessed with a psychopathic assassin on the critically-acclaimed BBC America series Killing Eve.She’s taken home multiple awards for the role, including a Golden Globe and a Critic’s Choice trophy.And she also became the first Asian woman to be nominated for a 2018 Emmy in the category of lead actress in a drama series. Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Advertisement There was this year’s Golden Globe win. Her Screen Actor’s Guild Award. Last year’s ground-breaking Emmy nomination. And a stellar performance recently on Saturday Night Live. After years of hard work, Sandra Oh has been raking in the recognition lately.But getting appreciation from her home country with the prestigious Governor General’s Performing Arts Award holds special meaning for the Killing Eve star, who hails from the nation’s capital.“You always wish that your career starts with such opportunity, but you actually have to work on it for 30 years,” Oh told The National‘s Rosemary Barton during a sit-down interview in Ottawa ahead of Friday’s ceremony. “It forces me — because I’m also not really good at this — to be proud of things.”center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Sandra Oh Twitterlast_img read more

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No need to turn off the taps for now in Trans Mountain

first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she sees no immediate need to turn off the oil taps to British Columbia now that the federal government is taking over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Notley says there is more certainty around the project than there has ever been and she doesn’t plan to use her province’s legislation to regulate the flow of oil exports for now.“Because the crisis has passed, at least for now … I don’t know that we’re going to be looking to exercise this (legislation) in the very near future,” Notley said as beaming cabinet ministers stood behind her.“We still have it. It remains something that we would consider using should it become something that’s necessary for us to maximize our resources.”The federal Liberal government announced Tuesday that it will spend $4.5 billion to buy Trans Mountain and all of Kinder Morgan Canada’s core assets.In return, Kinder Morgan will go ahead with its $7.4-billion plan to twin the pipeline carrying diluted bitumen from Alberta’s oilsands to the B.C. coast and from there to overseas markets.Once the sale is complete later this summer, Canada will continue construction on its own.Alberta is making up to $2 billion available if needed to keep the project going, but Notley said it’s “very possible” the province will never pay a cent of it.She also said any money the province puts in will be converted to equity in the pipeline, so there should be no negative effect on Alberta’s credit rating.“We said we should get the pipeline built and we are getting it built. We will not stop until the job is done,” Notley said.“Pick up those tools, folks. We have a pipeline to build.”Notley said the pipeline will be under federal jurisdiction, which will limit how British Columbia laws can be applied to the project.She suggested that could mean B.C.’s constitutional argument over that government’s say in what moves through the province will have less relevance.B.C. Premier John Horgan went to court with the intent of blocking the expansion, which he has said puts the province at an environmental risk should there be a spill.(Companies in this story: TSX:KML)last_img read more

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Algerian MP Dismisses Accusation of Sexual Harassment as Morocco-France Conspiracy

By Sana ElouaziRabat – Accused of sexual misconduct, Mohamed Moussaoudja, the vice president of the Algerian parliament, has denounced the allegations as a plot engineered by Morocco and France. A journalist for Agence France Presse (AFP), Joanna Chiu, accused members of an Algerian delegation of sexual harassment last week on Twitter, while she was covering the Beijing High-Level Dialogue between the Chinese Communist Party and political parties around the world, including the Algerian representatives. Chiu wrote that an Algerian delegate said he wanted to marry her to his colleague, and that another Algerian delegate put his hand on her lower back when she was about to leave.I’m covering a CPC meeting with world political parties and this delegate from #Algeria says, “I want to marry you to my colleague.” I give death glare and he says, “It’s a joke!” As I leave after chewing them out, another delegate rests his hand on my lower back. WTF. pic.twitter.com/ouBsoKE6rX— Joanna Chiu ??? (@joannachiu) December 3, 2017After the journalist’s unexpected reaction, other Algerian MPs tried to calm her down and avoid a scandal, claiming that Moussaoudja was only making a “compliment” to the young woman and that it is part of their culture. It was the vice-president of the Algerian parliament. His staff said I “overreacted” and “don’t understand” their culture. He was trying to “give me a compliment.” And yes I’m an accredited journalist and can report and take photos. https://t.co/682yAC4gd4— Joanna Chiu ??? (@joannachiu) December 3, 2017In a statement to Ennahar TV, the FLN deputy rejected Chiu’s statement, claiming that Morocco and France had plotted against him for his political stances. “I made a statement in favor of the Saharawi and Palestinian causes, as a result of the work of the High-level Dialogue in Beijing between Chinese Communist Party and political parties from other countries, which attracted attention and especially disturbed,” said the Algerian official. “The Moroccan and French lobby are behind this maneuver, they asked her to meet me after giving a vibrant speech at the meeting to discredit me,” he added. According to news outlet Algerie-Focus, the deputy has used “the same old story” that Algerian officials use when they find themselves in a critical situation. Moussaoudja also argued that the Algerian delegation was closely monitored in Beijing, which according to him would make it impossible to harass any woman.“We were received as an official delegation by senior officials and supervised by a very strict protocol,” he said. read more

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Court Rules Against French Company in Saudi Prince Porn Film Scandal

Rabat – A French court in Nanterre, near Paris, has said that a French company did not make its case against the late Saudi Prince Saud Al Faisal. The company, Atyla, accused Al Faisal of commissioning adult movies without paying for them.The court ruled that Atyla did not prove the presence of a contract with SCI Bugeaud, owned by several members of the Saudi royal family.Al Faisal, who died in 2015, had served as foreign minister of Saudi Arabia. Quoting the court’s decision, AFP reported that Atyla “does not produce any contractual document justifying that the late Saudi Prince ordered services of a pornographic nature and in particular the realization of a film of this nature.”The court sentenced Atyla to pay €5,000 in damages to SCI for reputational loss.During the trial, Atyla’s lawyer asserted that the Saudi prince asked the company to film three pornographic videos of his alleged Moroccan girlfriend.Read Also: Saudi Prince Faisal Bin Saud Bin Abdulaziz diesEuroNews reported that the sudden death of the prince in 2015 following a heart attack prevented payment of the dues. Atyla then asked Al Faisal’s daughters and relatives of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to pay the fees.The company accused the late prince of owing them more than €90,000.Newsweek reported in April 2018 that the only evidence of the scandal was email and mobile messages between Boyle Antolin Dugenian, an alleged personal assistant of the late prince, and Atyla’s manager, Marc Paulay.The messages about the film  include discussing the date and location of shooting and scripts.“He does not like blindfold and being tied. Make a new one,” Dugenia wrote in an alleged email “in response to a script describing the female character, played by the prince’s Moroccan friend, being tied up and blindfolded,” according to Newsweek. read more

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Diligent Theresa May failed to solve the UK’s Brexit puzzle

LONDON — If all had gone to plan, Britain would be starting its first summer out of the European Union and Prime Minister Theresa May would be looking forward to a well-earned vacation.Instead, May steps down Friday as leader of a Conservative Party in turmoil and a country in limbo — half in, half out of the EU. She will remain as caretaker prime minister for a few weeks during a party leadership contest to choose her successor.May will be remembered as the latest in a long line of Conservative leaders destroyed by the party’s divisions over Europe, and as a prime minister who failed in her primary mission: to lead Britain out of the EU. But history may also see her as a leader who faced a devilishly difficult situation with stubborn determination.The daughter of a rural Anglican vicar, May attended Oxford University and worked in financial services before being elected to Parliament in 1997.She was quiet and diligent, but also ambitious. One university friend later recalled that May hoped to be Britain’s first female prime minister, and “was quite irritated when Margaret Thatcher got there first.”She was not a natural political campaigner; her stiff public appearances as prime minister landed her the nickname “The Maybot.” Her only touches of flamboyance are a fondness for bold outfits and accessories like brightly patterned kitten-heel shoes.But she soon established a reputation for solid competence and a knack for vanquishing flashier rivals.May served for six years in the notoriously thankless job of home secretary, responsible for borders, immigration and law and order. In 2016, she beat flashier and better-known politicians to become Britain’s second female prime minister.May was the surprise winner of a Conservative leadership contest triggered when Prime Minister David Cameron stepped down after voters rejected his advice to remain in the EU, instead voting 52%-48% to leave.In her first speech as prime minister in July 2016, May sketched out plans for an ambitious policy agenda. She spoke of giving the poor a helping hand and lifting barriers to social mobility.But Brexit soon crowded out almost all other policies.Like Cameron, May had campaigned to remain, but in office she became a champion of Brexit. “Brexit means Brexit” became her mantra — a meaningless one, said her detractors, as it emerged that undoing 45 years of ties with the bloc would be a fraught and complex process.Attempting to win the support of Conservative Brexiteers suspicious of her past pro-EU leanings, May set out firm red lines in negotiations with the EU: Britain would leave the bloc’s single market and customs union and end the right of EU citizens to live and work in the U.K.For a time, May’s resolve helped her unite the warring factions of her party, which for decades has been divided over policy toward Europe.But she then gambled on a snap election in June 2017, in an attempt to bolster her slim majority in Parliament and strengthen her hand in Brexit negotiations with the EU.The move backfired. May ran a lacklustre campaign on a platform that included plans to cut benefits to pensioners and change the way they pay for long-term care — quickly dubbed a “dementia tax.” The Conservatives lost their majority, and May had to strike a deal with 10 lawmakers from Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party to stay in power.The DUP’s support became a complication when the border between Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland emerged as a major issue in Brexit negotiations. The unionist party strongly opposed special measures to ensure the border remained free of customs posts and other barriers, worrying they might weaken the bonds between Northern Ireland and the rest of the U.K.May pressed on and in November 2018 struck a divorce agreement with the EU, setting out the terms of Britain’s departure and establishing a transition period of almost two years for the two sides to work out their future relations.All that remained was for the British and European Parliaments to ratify it. And that is where May’s best-laid plans came undone.Her careful compromise of an agreement was rejected by both sides of the Brexit debate. Brexiteers felt it gave too much away and left Britain bound to EU rules. Pro-EU lawmakers wanted a softer Brexit that kept close economic ties to the bloc. In January, May’s deal was rejected by 230 votes, the biggest government defeat in British parliamentary history.Whatever her flaws, May was no quitter. Late last year she likened herself to Geoffrey Boycott, a cricketer who was famous for his dull but effective batting style.“Geoffrey Boycott stuck to it and he got the runs in the end,” she said.She tried again to get her Brexit deal approved, losing by 149 votes. A third attempt narrowed the margin of defeat to 48.She tried talks with the Labour Party about securing a compromise, but managed only to further alienate her own lawmakers with her concessions to the opposition. A promise to let Parliament vote on whether to hold a new EU membership referendum was the final straw.Most Conservatives, even those sympathetic to her plight, concluded that May was the problem and would have to leave before Brexit could be sorted out.Now almost a dozen Conservative lawmakers are competing to succeed her as Conservative leader and prime minister. Party members and lawmakers are scheduled to choose the winner by the end of July.The leading candidates, including Brexit champion Boris Johnson, Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, all vow to succeed where she has failed and lead Britain into the sunlit uplands outside the EU.Only May, perhaps, knows how hard that will be.“To succeed he or she will have to find consensus in Parliament where I have not,” May said in her May 24 resignation statement. “Such a consensus can only be reached if those on all sides of the debate are willing to compromise.”___Follow AP’s full coverage of Brexit at: https://www.apnews.com/BrexitJill Lawless, The Associated Press read more

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Hotpoint owners claim cigarette could have caused Grenfell Tower fire in desperate

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Hotpoint sent out a product notice about the affected model of fridge-freezer following the fireCredit:Hotpoint/PA Hotpoint sent out a product notice about the affected model of fridge-freezer following the fire “These conclusions have also been verified by the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser.” Mr Menon said the suggestion was a “transparent attempt by a multinational corporation to try to avoid liability and minimise reputational damage and financial loss”.Sir Martin must conclude the fire started in the fridge-freezer, he urged, so that “as a society we can try to regulate in the interest of public safety”.He continued: “The inquiry must set the record straight and unequivocally declare Mr Kebede bears no responsibility indirectly or directly for the outbreak of fire in his kitchen, its spread and its fatal consequences.”The inquiry is currently hearing closing statements from lawyers representing the bereaved, survivors, and organisations involved with the tower.A spokesman for Whirlpool said: “We are committed to assisting the Grenfell Tower inquiry in any way we can as it continues to investigate all the potential origins and causes of the fire and how it spread.“Separately, we would like to reassure owners of these products that they are safe and they can continue to use them as normal.“Two separate investigations have been carried out into this model of fridge freezer –one by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and another by Whirlpool.”Both investigations independently found no evidence of any fault with this model and confirmed that it fully complied with all safety requirements. “As far as the theory of the fire having started as a result of something being thrown through the open window is concerned, this is pure speculation, desperate to put it politely,” he continued.”There is no evidence in support, it would have been impossible for a cigarette or some other mystery item to have been launched from ground level four floors down and it is equally impossible to imagine how a cigarette or some other mystery item discarded from a flat above could have miraculously entered the kitchen through the open window, let alone set anything in the vicinity alight.” The makers of the fridge-freezer suspected of causing the Grenfell Tower fire have been accused of a “desperate” attempt to save face by suggesting a cigarette may have started the inferno.A closing statement to the public inquiry from Whirlpool Corporation, the owner of the Hotpoint brand, is said to argue that its appliance may not have been responsible.Instead, it reportedly speculates whether the blaze may have begun “by someone throwing something – perhaps a burning cigarette – into the kitchen through the open window”.An expert previously concluded that the fire, which led to 72 deaths, probably started in the Hotpoint FF175BP in the kitchen of Flat 16 on the block’s fourth floor.Rajiv Menon QC, who represents the tenant of Flat 16, revealed details of Whirlpool’s statement – allegedly circulated among lawyers – in his own closing address to the inquiry on Tuesday.He called for Sir Martin Moore-Bick to “unequivocally” clear Behailu Kebede, 45, of any responsibility for the tragedy. read more

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Leo Varadkar is asking for your help with something

first_imgTHINK YOU KNOW what it takes to make Ireland more attractive to tourists from around the world?Here’s your chance…Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar is asking for your input on an 11-year tourism masterplan, although he does have a few thoughts of his own on the subject, obviously.Unveiling the Government’s Draft Tourism Policy today, Varadkar announced plans to create 50,000 new jobs and add an extra €1.7 billion in tourism revenue – every year between now and 2025.Here’s how: Launch a new capital investment fund in 2016Carefully target marketing campaigns around the world using data on geography, tourist types, and high growth potentialFund and plan festivals and events on a multi-annual basis, rather than year to yearFocus on events that “bring in actual numbers,” and don’t just generate publicity“The main focus of tourism policy in the past has been to grow overseas visitor numbers,” Varadkar said in a statement today.“In future, we are proposing that the focus should be on growing employment, and revenue from overseas,” he added.The Department of Tourism is looking for submissions on their grand plan from interested parties, and has invited you to email your ideas to tourismpolicy@dttas.ieIf you’re curious about what the Government itself has in mind (and you have the time), check out today’s draft policy below…Reading this on a mobile app? CLICK HERE to download the report.http://dttas.ie/sites/default/files/content/tourism/english/general/tourism-policy-review-2013/2014/draft-tourism-policy-statement-2014.pdflast_img read more

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What Would it Have Taken to Make Iron Fist Good

first_img Iron Fist, the final new series in the Marvel Netflix partnership before the big Defenders crossover series, plopped onto the streaming service last Friday. Now that an entire weekend’s gone by, those who care way too much about the Marvel Cinematic Universe (me) has had a chance to binge through the 13-hour season. By now, it shouldn’t surprise you to hear that it’s bad. It’s exhaustingly bad. I write about TV for a living and watching Iron Fist is the most it’s felt like work in a long time.It’s a surprising misstep because Marvel’s Netflix efforts have overall been great. Daredevil has been a fun, faithful take on one of Marvel’s most underrated heroes, Jessica Jones was pretty close to perfect and Luke Cage was beautiful to watch and listen to, even if the story had its problems. Iron Fist has almost nothing going for it, and ends up being a weird outlier. Did it have to be this way? Is there anything they could have done to make this show work? We may never know for sure, but let’s play armchair showrunner for a bit to to try and find out what, if anything, would have made Iron Fist better.Would Casting an Asian Lead Have Helped?This was something many people have demanded ever since they found out Marvel was making an Iron Fist show. The character is a product of the 1970s, when stories about white dudes being better at Asian martial arts than Asian people were common. Marvel created the character as a response to a trend. That being the case, I can totally see the argument that Finn Jones’s casting is just being faithful to the character. But just because something is a product of its time doesn’t mean it can’t or shouldn’t be updated. The white savior story doesn’t work for a growing number of audiences anymore. And such an update isn’t entirely unheard of. Marvel’s superheroes have changed identities, sexes, races, backstories, etc. plenty of times. Everything can be and has been retconned, most of the time for the better. Nothing is sacred in the world of comics, especially not marketing decisions made 40-plus years ago.Would this have made Iron Fist a better show? Absolutely not. It would still have terrible pacing, dialog and action (we’ll get to that stuff later). The only thing it would fix is that not every line out of Danny’s mouth would be cringe-inducing. It wouldn’t sound so terrible when he talks about his chi, or when he’s giving Colleen Wing unsolicited advice about her form or her dojo. He’d still be an ass, but there wouldn’t be a colonialist undertone to the whole thing. At the very least, it would feel like Marvel was trying something new with a dated character. That might even be enough for some audience members to overlook the show’s other, more glaring flaws. Maybe.Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing. (Photo via Netflix)Make Colleen Wing the Main CharacterWhy do we have to follow Danny anyway? Throughout the entire season, it’s never quite clear what his mission is or what reason he has to do anything. Colleen has an arc. She has a goal and obstacles that change her outlook on the world. Her story could potentially make for a pretty great season of TV. Jessica Henwick also does a great job on the series, and for the most part, her fight scenes look much better than Danny’s.As it is, the show is more concerned with Danny’s (almost nonexistent) journey than Colleen’s. She has maybe one decent episode in the first have of the season, and the rest of her story is crammed into the last three. You can see the seeds of a much more interesting story in there. Unfortunately, with so much time spent on the senseless Danny/Meechum storyline, Colleen’s is rushed through in the final hours of the season. Iron Fist season two is not something I’d want to see after this past weekend, but I could definitely get on board with Colleen Wing season one.Wai Ching Ho as Madame Gao. (Photo via Netflix)Pick a Villain and Stick With ItThe first two-thirds of Iron Fist are an unfocused mess. There’s nothing driving Danny and he’s completely unaware of the specific people working against him. You know what would really help? A clear villain. Since we’re not very familiar with Iron Fist at this point (and Danny Rand is super lame), a good villain would give him someone to work against and give the audience some sense of who Danny is. Daredevil had Wilson Fisk. Jessica Jones had Kilgrave. Luke Cage had Cottonmouth. Iron Fist has… a serious of increasingly poorly-developed antagonists.Seriously, for the first few episodes, the closest thing the series has to a villain are the Meachum siblings, and they’re just generic rich a-holes. Then for a while, it seems like it’s going to be Harold Meachum, but he never does anything that bad. Then it’s Madame Gao, but she’s dealt with surprisingly quickly, considering how scary she’s been in Daredevil. Then it’s Bakuto, but again, that only lasts for a few episodes. Then, right at the very end, surprise, Harold Meachum was the bad guy all along. The end result is a series about things happening to Danny, rather than Danny doing things.Tom Pelphrey, Finn Jones, and Jessica Stroup. (Photo via Netflix)Give Danny a PurposeThe biggest problem with the first half of the series is that Danny doesn’t seem to have much reason for anything he does. He’s just a former rich kid who wants to get back in his company because… that’s where his childhood friends are? It’s almost the same story as Arrow, only when Oliver Queen came back to Starling City, he had a purpose. He had a list of people who were corrupting his city and a clear mission to take them out.Danny has none of that. He doesn’t know who he’s after or really why he wants to rejoin his family’s company.If Danny had any sort of concrete goal early on, it could have solved the terrible pacing that plagues the entire series. Having a clear, focused goal tends to do that for stories. At the very least, it would have given the audience some reason to root for him. A good superhero needs to be, you know, a hero. If he did anything heroic before episode six, maybe we’d all feel a tiny bit better about this series.Finn Jones as Danny Rand. (Photo via Netflix)Do More With the Iron FistFor a show called Iron Fist, we didn’t see a whole lot of the titular superpower. The first time we see it is the end of episode two when Danny busts out of the mental hospital. It is admittedly a cool scene, and it should have come much earlier. This should have been the series’s hook, and you can’t ask an audience to wait two hours before anything superheroic happens.The Iron Fist is a really cool special effect. Some of the show’s better moments are when Danny uses his superpowers. Unfortunately, those moments come and go way too fast, and they happen so rarely. As a result, it’s less of a superhero show and more of a dull conspiracy thriller that doesn’t know where it’s going. Once again, for a superhero show, there isn’t a whole lot of “super” going on. Using the Iron Fist more might at least have added some excitement.Finn Jones as Danny Rand (Photo via Netflix)Let Us See What’s Going On in Action ScenesThis may be Iron Fist‘s biggest sin. Did nobody involved watch any of Marvel’s other Netflix shows? Coming out two years after the first season of Daredevil, there is no excuse for the fight scenes to look this way. All of Marvel’s shows up until now have had excellent fight scenes. Daredevil especially had those brutal long takes that made you feel every hit. I don’t understand how you could see that and think that these fight scenes are at all in the same league.Iron Fist didn’t even necessarily have to copy that style. (Though it would have helped.) Just let us see the action. Pull the camera back a bit. Hold it still sometimes. Let a shot last longer than a fraction of a second. Any one of these suggestions would have made the fight scenes watchable. I wonder if Daredevil found it easier to shoot those beautifully brutal action scenes because that hero wears a mask. Once the suit is on, you can’t really tell if it’s a stunt double or not. Since Danny Rand doesn’t have a costume, I wonder if they can’t linger on the fight scenes for too long lest we see that it’s not really Finn Jones throwing all those punches. If that’s the case, maybe they could have cast someone who already knew martial arts. Then you wouldn’t have to cover up the action with dizzying cuts.Iron Fist is a series based on a character even most comics fans barely remember. The character and his books always kind of sucked, but that doesn’t mean this series had to. Would these suggestions have made Iron Fist a critically acclaimed masterpiece? Probably not. But any one of them would have made the series tangibly better, even if just a little bit. At the very least I wouldn’t be regretting spending the entire weekend on it. Stay on target The Cinematic Sex of Marvel’s Netflix UniverseMarvel’s Axed Netflix Shows Could Be Revived by Disney last_img read more

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Charges dismissed against former Vancouver teacher in child porn case

first_imgA former Vancouver Public Schools teacher who was accused of possessing child pornography has escaped prosecution a second time.Jay E. Michaud, 65, of Ocean Park was charged in Clark County Superior Court with six counts of first-degree possessing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The charges stemmed from when Michaud was a teacher on special assignment in the school district’s administrative offices in July 2015.He was originally charged in federal court for allegedly downloading child pornography from a hidden website, called Playpen, operated on Tor — a network that provides users anonymity by routing communication through numerous computers around the world. But federal prosecutors dropped the charges in March 2017 after the U.S. Department of Justice refused to disclose classified information about the hacking techniques used to gather evidence against Michaud.The case was then pursued in April 2018 in superior court. However, earlier this spring, the case against Michaud was dismissed without prejudice, meaning it could be re-filed at a later date, because the defense’s motion to suppress evidence — specifically, evidence seized by federal authorities — was granted, court records show.Judge Scott Collier found that the prosecution had not established that the evidence in the case was lawfully obtained. Furthermore, he found it was seized in violation of the Fourth Amendment — “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.”According to the judge’s findings, the FBI in February 2015 sought a search warrant in the Eastern District of Virginia. An IP address seized through that search led investigators to Michaud.last_img read more

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Reiss Nelson drops a hint over Arsenal future

first_imgArsenal loan star Reiss Nelson has stated that he aims to become a club legend as he dropped a hint of a possible return in JanuaryThe 18-year-old forward has already bagged six goals in seven appearances on loan at Hoffenheim this season.Following Danny Welbeck’s horrific injury last week, Nelson has been tipped to make an early return to the Emirates Stadium.Now the teenage star himself hinted that it could happen while discussing his plans to become an Arsenal legend.“Arsenal are my boyhood club,” Nelson told BBC.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I’ve been with them since I was eight, so that’s 10 years.“I just want to go back there stronger because at the time I was at Arsenal I was 16, 17 and I didn’t feel confident.“I didn’t think I was a man, but now I’m feeling stronger and I think a couple more months or even a year in Hoffenheim will make me strong and give me the belief and confidence to go back to Arsenal and do very good there.“I want to be an Arsenal legend. And, for England, it’s the best. You can’t beat playing for your country I don’t think.”Nelson made 15 appearances for Arsenal last season and signed a new long-term contract with the Gunners in the summer.last_img read more

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Marks weather 821

first_img Posted: August 21, 2018 August 21, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego’s average temperature of 76.8 degrees from July 1 to Aug. 20 is the hottest on record for that 51-day period, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday.The previous record was 76.6 degrees set in 1984.“For whatever reason the early ’80s had warm summers,” NOAA meteorologist Alexander Tardy said, noting that ocean temperatures were above normal and conditions were generally muggy. NOAA has documented similar trends this summer that partially contributed to a July streak of 17 consecutive days with an average temperature at 80 degrees or higher.The same 51-day average in 2017 was 73.1 degrees, the 13th highest average all-time and much closer to San Diego’s 30-year average, measured from 1981-2010.Average temperatures for the July-to-mid-August stretch were also high in regions adjacent to San Diego. Escondido’s average was also its highest ever at 81.6 degrees, nearly three degrees higher than the previous record of 78.7 degrees set in 1992, according to NOAA.August tends to be the hottest month each year in most regions but Tardy believes San Diego could see a slight reprieve in temperatures in the coming week. “It should be the relatively coolest part of the month, but it’ll still be above normal,” he said.NOAA takes temperature readings for San Diego at San Diego International Airport because its data dates to 1875 and the airport’s climate is usually cooler than areas of the city further inland. The airport’s data from 1875 is the longest-standing available to San Diego climate and weather researchers. Mark’s weather 8/21 We officially hold the hottest July 1 to Aug. 20! Mark Mathis Mark Mathis, Categories: Local San Diego News, Weather FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Iditarod Committee Beals will not compete in 2017 race following domestic violence

first_imgThe Iditarod Trail Committee Board released a statement today regarding rules related to musher conduct. Recent reports of domestic violence charges against musher Travis Beals have prompted Iditarod officials to disallow any 2017 application from Beals.Download AudioThe statement says Beals will be out of the Iditarod for 2017 and for an ‘indefinite period of time thereafter saying the duration will be dependent on successful completion of court ordered rehabilitation.24 year old Beals was in court in Palmer on Tuesday for a domestic violence charge that was filed before the 2016 Iditarod race. In an earlier, May 2015 domestic violence assault charge, he pleading guilty to a lesser offense.last_img read more

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When Rakhi Sawant tried flirting with Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 star Parth

first_imgParth Samthaan; Rakhi SawantinstagramParth Samthaan is one of the most loved television celebrities and while the Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 actor enjoys a lot of female attention, he recently left everyone in splits when Rakhi Sawant tried to grab his attention.It happened during one of the matches in the ongoing Box Cricket League 4(BCL 4) when Rakhi, who is also part of the tournament, tried to flirt with Parth.A hilarious video has surfaced online, where one can see Rakhi trying to distract Parth by dancing and flirting with him, while the latter runs away from her and tries to focus on the game.Meanwhile, rumour has it that Parth and Hina Khan, who play the roles of Anurag and Komolika, respectively, in Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, shared an awkward customary greeting at one of the matches in BCL 4 held recently. Despite the two having shot several scenes together for their show, Parth and Hina apparently didn’t even strike a brief chat before crossing each other’s path.An eye-witness told SpotboyE: “We thought that Hina and Parth would chat, given the fact that they are working on the same show Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 (mind you, Hina has not yet gone for a break exactly as we had told you that it won’t happen before April is over). But both did not say anything to each other except mumble a ‘Hello’. It was so much in the face that hardly anybody who was within a near radius missed it.”The witness added, “It is now so evident that Parth and Erica are dating, and in fact, their relationship is growing by the day. Earlier, Parth did not invite Hina to his birthday party. And now, the two couldn’t strike a 2-minute conversation.”last_img read more

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WBSEDCL meets record power demand in state

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has successfully met a record power demand of 7080 MW across the state.A press statement issued by the CPRO WBSEDCL, Biswarup Mukherjee on June 17 said throughout the last week there was a huge demand of power across the state and the WBSEDCL acted promptly to meet the need caused due to a rise in the demand of power. On June 13, the WBSEDCL fulfilled its all-time high power demand of 7,080 MW in the state. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to the press statement, the highest demand of power was recorded around 11.30 pm on June 13. On June 12, there was a power demand of 6,852 MW and the figure remained at 6,610 MW on June 14. The WBSEDCL successfully catered to the record demand. It may be mentioned here that earlier on July 19 in 2018, the WBSEDCL recorded a highest demand of 6,961 MW of power, while in September 2017 there had been a demand of 6,991 MW. WBSEDCL is committed to provide 24-hour uninterrupted power and quality service throughout the state. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIt may be mentioned here that the state Power department has started adopting various new technologies for strengthening the power distribution system with special emphasis on quick identification of faults in electricity supply lines. The WBSEDCL adopted SEEDN technology, which enables the agency to locate the exact area of the fault as they start moving from the substation located in a particular area, from where the fault has been reported. The technology is equipped with a fault passage indicator, which helps in quick location of the electric pole, where there has been a problem. The power department earlier had to travel long distances and check every single pole to identify the exact place of the fault. The department has already installed this technology in 50 feeder boxes across the state. The agency has been in the process of installing more sub-stations across the state. It can also be stated here that the state power department last year achieved another milestone, as the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited had been conferred with the prestigious SKOCH Order-Of-Merit for ‘Intellectual Billing with Automated Supervisory Check System’, at the 52nd SKOCH Summit in New Delhi.last_img read more

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Oculus Rift Touch VR System Portable Hard Drives SSDs and More Computer

first_imgIf you want to give your system a speed boost through an SSD upgrade or simply want to immerse in gaming sessions that take your experience to the next level, we have some terrific discounts lined up for you. There is no telling when these discounts are going to be valid, so make your purchase as fast as possible.Discounts Include a Wide-Range of Solid State Drives, Portable Hard Drives, and MoreOculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System: $349 ($50 discount)Solid State DrivesSamsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD: $84.99 (43 percent discount)Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSDSamsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD: $299.99 ($200 discount)Samsung 850 PRO – 256GB – 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD: $109.99 (31 percent discount)Samsung 850 PRO – 512GB – 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD: $213.80 ($66.19 discount)Samsung 850 PRO – 1TB – 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD: $399.99 ($130 discount)Portable Hard DrivesWD 1TB Black My Passport Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0: $55.00 (31 percent discount)WD 2TB Black My Passport Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0: $69.99WD 4TB Black My Passport Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0: $99.99 (16 percent discount)WD 1TB My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0: $59.99WD 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0: $89.00WD 4TB My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0: $109.99WD 256GB My Passport SSD Portable Storage – USB 3.1: $99.99 (19 percent discount)WD 512GB My Passport SSD Portable Storage – USB 3.1: $169.99 (15 percent discount)WD 512GB My Passport SSD Portable Storage – USB 3.1: $339.99 ($67.90 discount)Huge sale on Razer notebooksSale on Logitech Circle 2 home security camera Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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first_img News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more June 17, 2010 – The Swedish company Sectra has been awarded a contract to install a dedicated Breast Imaging PACS and three MicroDose Mammography units for use in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The new integrated mammography solution will provide radiologists with the ability to access digital images and information. This way, the screening and reading centers in Canberra will be able to exchange data and share workload in a secure way.In the Australian Capital Territory and southeast New South Wales, BreastScreen ACT offers free screening services to asymptomatic women between 50 and 69 years old, under the program run by BreastScreen Australia. Between 2005 and 2006, over 1.5 million Australian women participated in this program.For more information: www.sectra.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | June 17, 2010 Swedish Company Awarded PACS Contract in Australia News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Related Content Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read morelast_img read more

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first_imgTechnology | August 13, 2013 Merge Unveils eClinical OS Marketplace and Mobile Applications at DIA Customers will benefit from electronic document translation, study-specific training videos and real time mobile analytics and visualization News | PACS Accessories | May 28, 2019 Intelerad Showcases Clario SmartWorklist at SIIM 2019 The Clario SmartWorklist intelligently manages picture archiving and communication system (PACS) reading workflow by… read more News | Breast Imaging | April 03, 2019 Konica Minolta Highlights New Exa Mammo Features at SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. will highlight new features of Exa Mammo, a picture archiving and communication… read more August 13, 2013 — Merge Healthcare Inc. said the eClinical OS Marketplace is extending its clinical trial platform to connect customers with premier industry service providers. In the latest release of eClinical OS, Marketplace allows customers to request and receive services directly from within study workflows, further enabling study sponsors and CROs to run studies more efficiently. The newest release also introduces Trial Connect, a new mobile alerts and reporting application for accessing study metrics on the go.This connectivity further supports the company’s focus on improving study efficiency with shorter deployment times and more cost effective trial design. Users will be able to electronically request and receive document language translation, embed interactive study-specific training and patient education videos, and access real-time clinical data visualization, analytics and reporting through any mobile device.”We’re integrating and delivering services from other best in class providers via eClinical OS; creating unprecedented value and efficiency in the industry’s leading digital clinical platform,” said Zaher El-Assi, general manager, eClinical Solutions for Merge.”New releases of our platform will both advance eClinical OS features and aggressively expand what’s possible for our customers within a single, cloud study solution via the Marketplace. The aggregation of premium services and software — true partnerships that provide seamless benefit to users in the cloud — enable us to deliver efficiencies that significantly improve and accelerate the clinical trials process.”Merge integrates with TransPerfect to offer electronic transmission of documents and system text for translations within eClinical OS Merge and TransPerfect, a premier provider of translation services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare companies, have partnered to streamline the translation of critical documents for global studies.Expanding its commitment to global trials beyond support for 25 languages and real-time helpdesk interpreting, Merge eClinical now offers on-demand translation of Case Report Forms and supporting documents.”Merge eClinical customers can now seamlessly request the translation of Case Report Forms, and their supporting documents directly from within their eClinical OS study,” explained El-Assi.Translation is available by clicking a link next to an uploaded document. The document is pushed to TransPerfect for translation, then returned within eClinical OS.”TransPerfect is a prime example of what we’re doing with the eClinical OS Marketplace,” continued El-Assi. “Take a premium third-party capability, which used to require a separate upload, purchase, and delivery process, and embed it within the eClinical OS study workflow. We’re able to remove steps, decrease costs and margin for error, and increase efficiency.”Merge partners with Comprehend Systems to provide clinical data visualization, analytics and reportingMerge and Comprehend Systems Inc. partnered to enable real-time analytics and visualization across multiple studies tracked within eClinical OS.”Our partnership with Comprehend improves the way clinical researchers access, understand, explore and analyze data,” said El-Assi. “Non-technical users can create ad-hoc reports and visualizations in real-time, from numerous sources and across different trials.”Merge eClinical OS customers will be able to use Comprehend Clinical analytics tools, including highlights, filters, graphs and visualizations to create, save and share eClinical OS reports and interactive dashboards.”Comprehend specializes in bringing intuitive data insights to clinical trials,” added El-Assi, “and is a perfect fit for eClinical OS, which exists to improve efficiency, support better decisions, and drive results.”Merge integrates with Emmi Solutions to provide interactive training tools within eClinical OSMerge and Emmi Solutions will partner to integrate high-quality, interactive training presentation within eClinical OS.”With Emmi, our customers can create and embed interactive, on-demand training modules within eClinical OS workflows,” continued El-Assi. “eClinical OS already allows customers to build entire training programs, design and deliver comprehension tests, and track results.””We expect the combination of using interactive content and our strong training and competency tracking features to improve study performance for our customers, while supporting FDA and quality compliance requirements.”Merge eClinical OS customers will be able to embed their own content, or take advantage of content made available in eClinical OS by Merge or other approved partners. Training requirements are presented to users within their eClinical OS workflow, based on site, role or other training criteria.”Our goal is to offer not only the tools customers need to develop and track training requirements, but for our Marketplace to serve as the leading online content provider for everything clinical trials,” concluded El-Assi.Merge releases new mobile application for eClinical OSIn addition to aggregating premier service offerings to streamline the clinical trials process, the latest version of eClinical OS brings Trial Connect, a mobile alerts and reporting companion application, allowing users to review study data directly from any mobile Web-enabled device.”With eClinical OS Trial Connect, our clients now have a convenient way to stay connected with their team and their active studies while on the go,” said El-Assi. “Whether they need to share metrics with key stakeholders, or just want to stay in the loop while traveling, they now have critical study data at their fingertips.”For more information: merge.com, comprehend.com, emmisolutions.com, transperfect.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS Accessories | June 13, 2019 M*Modal and Community Health Network Partner on AI-powered Clinical Documentation M*Modal announced that the company and Community Health Network (CHNw) are collaborating to transform the patient-… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | April 15, 2019 Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Implements Change Healthcare Enterprise Imaging Change Healthcare successfully implemented its Radiology PACS (picture archiving and communication system), Image… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | April 05, 2019 Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform Highlighted at 2019 SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium Visage Imaging will be exhibiting the latest version of the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform at the 2019 Society of… read more Related Content News | PACS | May 22, 2019 Brazil’s Santa Casa Hospital System Chooses Carestream for Unified Diagnostic Workflow Santa Casa de Misericordia has selected Carestream to replace its legacy diagnostic workflow technology across all… read more News | Teleradiology | April 10, 2019 vRad Receives 19th Patent vRad (Virtual Radiologic), a Mednax Radiology Solutions practice, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | May 13, 2019 FDA Approves Zebra Medical Vision’s HealthPNX AI Chest X-ray Triage Product Zebra Medical Vision has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for HealthPNX, an artificial… read more News | PACS | June 07, 2019 PaxeraHealth Wins Four New PACS Projects in Chile Picture archiving and communication system/radiology information system (PACS/RIS) developer PaxeraHealth has won four… read more last_img read more

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AirAsia X capacity increase

first_imgPreviously operating nine weekly flights in Perth, 12 flights in Sydney and Melbourne and five on the Gold Coast, in addition to the recent service increase, the airline also commenced its double daily service from Melbourne on 1 October and grew to seven weekly flights on the Gold Coast today. “We are confident these newly increased services will meet the increasing demand for our services and provide guests with a choice of travel times and improved flight connections, further encouraging the growth of tourism and trade between Australia and Asia.” AirAsia X’s recent capacity increase in Australia is a result of the finalisation of a revised bilateral agreement between the Australian and Malaysian governments as well as an expansion of the carrier’s long-haul fleet. “Since launching here six years ago, we’ve changed the aviation landscape in Australia by increasing capacity, launching new services and making overseas travel more affordable,” AirAsia X chief executive officer Azran Osman-Rani said.center_img Source = ETB News: L.B. Long haul budget airline AirAsia X has bumped its service to 54 flights and over 20,000 seats per week out of Australia to Kuala Lumpur, with the launch of twice daily flights between the Malaysian capital to Sydney and Perth and five weekly flights Adelaide flights.last_img read more

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