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first_imgOn Saturday, May 9th Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation Angel Ambassador Selenis Leyva helped chronically ill teens at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, New York get ready for Prom.Selenis Leyva At The Children’s Hospital at MontefioreCredit/Copyright: Gavin ThomasThis year’s event was the sixth annual prom at the children’s hospital where over fifty teens enjoyed food, dancing and a hip hop cello performance featuring high school students from the Kaufman Music Center.Selenis Leyva Visits The Children’s Hospital at MontefioreCredit/Copyright: Amy DruckerSelenis is an Angel Ambassador with Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research where she helps spread the word about the importance of funding cancer research and provides support through social media and events throughout the year. Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation funds junior scientific investigators conducting research in the fields of leukemia, lymphoma, and related cancers.last_img read more

first_imgAt Look To The Stars, we strive to honor all of the great things people are doing, focusing on the positive contributions people are making in the world today, and understanding that no one is perfect.As part of that, over the 9 years that we have been running this site, we have resisted sharing our own thoughts as to which politicians we support. It was more important for us to reach out and show the great things that everyone was doing, shining the spotlight on the causes we care about.However, this year there is a candidate who resonates so deeply with what we at Look To The Stars care about that we feel compelled to speak out and publicly support him. That candidate is Bernie Sanders.We like what Bernie stands for, and we admire the strong stance he has held throughout his life in his fight for equality. Whether it be racial equality, economic equality, or gay rights, women’s rights, or voting rights, he has been staunchly putting himself out there, fighting for the underdog throughout his long career in politics, and we love that.On top of this, his desire to deal with climate change and avoid unnecessary wars energizes us to work harder to do our part on a local and global scale. We find Bernie inspiring, and we aren’t the only ones.For the first time in 25 years, the United States’ largest peace and disarmament organization, Peace Action, has endorsed a candidate: Bernie Sanders. The political advocacy non-profit MoveOn, Friends of the Earth, Americans for Democratic Action, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club and Democracy for America are among the many other organizations supporting him.As for individuals, Rosario Dawson, Danny Glover, Matthew Cooke, Susan Sarandon, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Kiedis and Flea, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Spike Lee, Margaret Cho, Residente, Seth MacFarlane, Tulsi Gabbard, Ben Cohen, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Danny DeVito, Juliette Lewis, Justin Long, Jeremy Piven, Bonnie Raitt, Mark Foster of Foster the People, Janeane Garofalo, Nikki Reed, John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Michael Moore, Dave Matthews, Sam Seder, Jeffrey Sachs, Clay Aiken, Bill Maher, Alan Cumming, Zoë Kravitz, Michael Stipe and Neil Young are just some of the people who are excited at the thought of a Bernie Sanders presidency, not to mention the tens of thousands of people who attend Bernie’s rallies.Having attended one of Bernie’s rallies, we were overwhelmed by the energy and willingness of the people in attendance to try harder and to do more to make a difference. Thousands of us were out there, willing and excited to work to make things better; we had just been missing a cohesiveness that comes from having a focus and being organized. Bernie is giving Americans the focus that is needed to make life better for everyone.We encourage you to go out and vote this year – in the primaries if you have that opportunity coming up, and in the elections coming up in November. We don’t insist that you vote for Bernie – we want you to vote according to your own hopes and desires, but please do get out there and show that you are concerned about your country and where it is going. The United States’ actions and policies affect the entire planet; the world is watching, and it needs you to care.A final note: Please check your voter registration information. Check it early and often, as there have been reports of people’s registration being switched, leading them to have trouble when they arrive to cast their votes.Copyright ©2016Look to the Starslast_img read more

13 April 2010The United Nations has handed back policing responsibilities to Timor-Leste in a fifth district as part of the gradual transfer of the functions it assumed in 2006 after a wave of deadly violence shook the newly independent country. At a ceremony yesterday attended by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Deputy Special Representative Finn Reske-Nielsen and the Director General of Timor-Leste’s Secretariat of State for Security, Guilhermina Ribeiro, Ainaro in the central highlands joined the four other regions where the national police have resumed primary responsibility since last May.UN Police will maintain their presence in the districts to monitor, advise and support the national police, including in the area of human rights protection. Ainaro, with a population of 54,000 and located some 80 kilometres south of Dili, the capital, produces organic coffee.The UN Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), set up in 2006 after dozens of people were killed and 155,000 others – or about 15 per cent of the population – were driven from their homes in an eruption of violence partly due to regional tensions, currently has nearly 1,500 police and 30 military liaison officers on the ground.It replaced several earlier missions in the small South-East Asian country that the UN shepherded to independence in 2002 after it voted to separate from Indonesia. read more

MSc in Physics — Laila ObiedLaila Obied will defend her thesis on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. in WH147. Her thesis is titled “Infrared Spectroscopy of Gadolinium.” Her examination committee members are: A. Joffre Mercier, chair; Silva Mittler (University of Western Ontario), external examiner; David Crandles, supervisor; Krill Samokhin and Thad Harroun.MSc in Physics — Sepiedeh Pirasteh Sepiedeh Pirasteh will present her thesis on Friday, Feb. 3 at 2:30 p.m. in WH147. Her thesis is titled “Crystallinity, Magnetic and Electrical Properties of Bi doped LaVO3 and self synthesized LaVO3+V2O3 composites.” Her examination committee members are: A. Joffre Mercier, chair; Rachel Wortis (Trent University), external examiner; Fereidoon Razavi, supervisor; Bozidar Mitrovic and David Crandles.MSc in Biological Sciences — Brent WiensBrent Wiens will defend his thesis on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. in WH147. His thesis is titled “Functional genomics of BAHD acyltransferases in different varieties of the wine grape, Vitis vinifera.” His examination committee members are: Shyamal Bose, chair; Elizabeth Werelilnyk (McMaster University), external examiner; Vincenzo De Luca, supervisor; Adonis Skandalis and Sandra Peters.MA in Leisure Studies — Richard BroerRichard Broer will defend his thesis on Monday, Feb. 13 at 9:30 a.m. in WC204B. Title: “A basis for understanding volunteer coach retention in youth sports.” Supervisor: Trent Newmeyer; advisory committee: Philip Sullivan and Julie Stevens; external examiner: Joanne MacLean; chair: TBA.MA in Leisure Studies — Jocelyn MurtellJocelyn Murtell will defend her thesis on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. in WH147. Title: “A Foucauldian Analysis of Power and Representation in an Attempt to Run a Photovoice Project with Youth.” Supervisor: Erin Sharpe; advisory committee: Cathy Van Ingen and Hans Skott-Myhre; external examiner: Brett Lashua, Leeds Metropolitan University; chair: TBA .All are welcome to attend. read more

“He prays for Ms. Lindh’s early recovery, and wishes her family and loved ones courage and fortitude,” said a statement issued by a spokesman for Mr. Annan.”The Secretary-General sends his fond wishes to the people and Government of Sweden at this painful time, and hopes that the person responsible for this senseless act will be found and brought to justice as soon as possible,” it added.

As of this week, only 23 per cent of the $221 million requested in the Consolidated Appeal for DPRK has been received, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).The UN World Food Programme (WFP), which has only received $28.5 million of the $171 million it requires to carry out emergency feeding programmes in 2004, needs about 40,000 tons of food, worth $14.2 million, per month between now and December. Over the past two months, more than 2 million people in the west benefiting from WFP aid, including young children and pregnant and nursing women, did not receive any cereal rations, while the average caloric intake among pregnant and nursing women was only 70 per cent of the recommended amount. In the agriculture sector, many counties are performing poorly because of unfavourable rainfall patterns, while in other areas, heavy rains are causing crops to rot. The situation will temporarily improve with an expected shipment in August of wheat from Russia. Trevor Rowe, a spokesman for WFP, said the agency had hoped to feed 6.5 million people this year but because of the funding shortfall has had to cut back on its operations dramatically, reaching only 1.8 million of the most vulnerable women, children and the elderly. “A huge segment of the most vulnerable has had to make do with the meagre distributions from the public distribution system, which accounts for only 50 per cent or less of their daily caloric intake,” he said. “Several million people are still in a very, very vulnerable situation.” read more

← Previous Story EHF Cup: Wisla, Goppingen and Tatran with new victories Next Story → Hungary: Pick Szeged remains undefeated on home ground Another game with no history won by Vive Targi Kielce. This time they crashed AZS Czuwaj Przemyśl, but in fact nobody really expected a different result. Przemyśl must defend itself from relegation and also in previous matches they couldn’t resist Polish champions. From the first minutes, the team from Kielce clearly dominated the playing field. Home team were wrong in attack, so Vive could carry out counterattacks. It is worth mentioning that Mateusz Jachlewski scored five goals in first eight minutes! After thirty minutes the result was 11:24. Although in second half Vive constantly increasing advantage, can’t be said that the players from Przemyśl didn’t fight. They didn’t give up until the end – most outstanding player was Bogdan Oliferchuk, who scores eight goals (with almost 90% efficacy), and he certainly can be satisfied with his game. The meeting ended with the result 26:47, and as Sławomir Szmal said: “it is good that the match ended without injury, because with our staff shortages this is very important”.AZS Czuwaj Przemyśl: Szczepaniec, Sar, Jarosz – Dziatkiewicz, Nowak 2, Kroczek 4, Kostka 3, Stołowski 2, Sliwka 2, Hataś, Oliferchuk 8, Misiewicz 1, Papaj, M. Kubiszal 4, D. KubisztalVive Targi Kielce: Szmal, Losert, Buchcic – Grabarczyk, Tomczak 8, Jurecki 4, Tkaczyk 2, Olaffson 3, Bielecki 2, Jachlewski 8, Stojković 6, Lijewski 2, Buntić 5, Musa 5, Zorman 2Scores: Chrobry Glogow 30:31 Zabrze, Przemysl 26:47 Vive Kielce, Szczecin 37:29 Azoty-PulawyTEXT: Ida Baran bieleckijachlewskilosertmusaoliferchukprzemyslstojkovicszmalvivevive kielcezorman read more

first_imgA PRIVATE MEMORIAL for South African model Reeva Steenkamp was held in Port Elizabeth this morning, attended by her family and close friends.The ceremony and cremation took place as the man accused of her murder appeared at a Pretoria court for a bail hearing.Magistrate Desmond Nair ruled that Oscar Pistorius will face charges of premeditated murder but it is still unclear if the 26-year-old will be granted bail today.After today’s funeral, the 29-year-old model’s family spoke to reporters.Her uncle, Michael Steenkamp, broke down in tears as he remembered his niece’s wish to be an advocate for women affected by violence and abuse.Speaking outside Victoria Park Chapel, he spoke about how theirs was a family who liked to “get together”. “We are all here today as a family. There is only one thing missing today, Reeva.”He said the issue of abuse against women echoed so much in recent months because of her mentions of it. “She wanted to be an activist for that,” he continued. “That has now swung right around. Her statement is more powerful now.”Her brother, Adam, said the memorial was “sad” but that “at certain points, we were smiling” because of the happy times they had.“We only have good memories of her and that is what we were all thinking…There’s a space missing inside all of the people she knew that can’t be filled.”The family confirmed that another memorial, during which her ashes will be spread, will be held at some stage in the future.Reeva died from gunshot wounds in the early hours of 14 February at the home of Oscar Pistorius.last_img read more

first_imgIreland moves one step closer to allowing doctors prescribe medicinal cannabis People with specific conditions will be allowed access cannabis-based drugs under new proposals. Vera Twomey and People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Share3769 Tweet Email7 Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Vera Twomey and People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny By Garreth MacNamee Mar 29th 2017, 6:40 PM Wednesday 29 Mar 2017, 6:40 PM 19,797 Views center_img Multiple Sclerosis patients who are resistant to all standard therapies.Chemotherapy patients suffering from nausea and vomiting.Those who have drug-resistant epilepsy.The reference group will be made up of medical experts in oncology, palliative care, anaesthesiology, general practice, neurology, psychiatry and pharmacy to name a few.GuidelinesThey will commence work tomorrow on drafting guidelines to facilitate the prescription and supply of medicinal cannabis to qualifying patients.According to a statement released by the Department of Health this evening, the group will “have regard to the HPRA report and other international scientific evidence in developing operational guidelines for the implementation of the access programme”.It is expected the guidelines will focus on the clinical criteria for patient access including forms of medicinal cannabis that will be permitted for use, prescribing and dispensing requirements for doctors and pharmacists, education requirements for healthcare professionals and patients and the ethical implications of the scheme.Harris said that there is no legal impediment stopping him from allowing medicinal cannabis and that he has the power to grant a license to those with certain medical conditions.‘No barrier’“It has been reported in recent weeks that there is a legal barrier preventing access to cannabis-based treatments and that a change in the law is required to allow patients to access cannabis treatment,” he said. In fact there is no legal barrier. It remains open to me, as Minister for Health, to consider granting a licence under the Misuse of Drugs Acts, where the proposed course of treatment has been endorsed by a consultant. A licence has been granted for a named patient under this provision.Last week, it emerged how mother and campaigner Vera Twomey intended to hold another protest outside the Dáil saying that “nothing else will do” except new legislation.Twomey, who has come to national prominence for her campaign against what she sees as the denial of treatment for her daughter Ava, says Irish laws make doctors reluctant to apply for a special dispensation. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieAva suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet’s syndrome and her condition has been treated and has been dramatically improved by the use of cannabis-based CBD oil.Vera Twomey wants her daughter to have access to a stronger product containing THC.Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the substance in cannabis which gives the high but at low levels has been shown to be useful treating conditions such as Ava’s.But since THC contains psychoactive elements, it falls under the Misuse of Drugs Act and is therefore, illegal.“It’s just an extension of the CBD and, in the small percent that you require it, it’s a necessary addition to improve her situation and that’s really what our fight has always been about,” Twomey told TheJournal.ie.As this explainer points out, the Minister for Health can grant a licence for access to cannabis for medical purposes in individual cases when an application is endorsed by a consultant “who is responsible for the management of the patient”.With reporting by Rónán DuffyRead: ‘My daughter is seriously in need of this medication’ – Vera Twomey is coming back to the Dáil > AN EXPERT PANEL of doctors will tomorrow begin to draw up guidelines on how medicinal cannabis can be prescribed in Ireland.Describing it as “a pivotal step”, Health Minister Simon Harris said the expert reference group, chaired by Dr Mairín Ryan of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA), would start drafting guidelines on how the drug can be dispensed.Patients and clinicians will also have a say on the guidelines which are to become the main building blocks of the Cannabis Access Programme (CAP) which Harris announced at the start of the year.The Minister said that those with specific illnesses will be able to access cannabis in the future. The Health Product Regulatory Authority (HPRA) review last month concluded that a cannabis programme could allow access to medication for those with certain conditions.They include: 52 Comments https://jrnl.ie/3313834 Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgAbdoulai G. DibbaChinese Donated RiceThe distribution of the donated rice from the People’s Republic of China to the Government of the Gambia, has commenced in all the Regions except the North Bank Region. This reporter can confirm that up to yesterday, no distribution of the donated rice, has started in the North Bank Region.However, during a tour of the rural communities from 12th to the 16th of October 2017, people started to question the mode of distribution of the rice as some household heads informed this reporter that their names were found in the register at the Regional Governor’s office. Most of the people who spoke to this medium, complain of some political interference in the distribution process.Upon receiving this information, this medium contacted the coordinator of the Distribution Task Force, Musa Sonko, to shed light on the composition of the regional distribution committees for the donated rice.According to the Mr. Sonko, the Governors of the Regions are in charge of the distribution and they are supposed to form regional committees for the distribution of the rice.“We want the Governors to be independent in discharging their responsibility of distributing the rice within their regions,” he said.With regard to the composition of regional committees, he said the Governors will be in a better position to explain since they are the ones mandated to form the committees. He however said the format of the committee should be such that the Governor, the Agricultural Region Director, the Area Council, a Woman representative, a Youth Representative and a Public servant within the region who has experience in the area of distribution, would be the members of the committees.Foroyaa will approach the Regional Governors to find out whether the format has been respected or set aside. The people deserve to know.last_img read more

first_imgpic.twitter.com/SzQCuftaSu— Rep. Duncan Hunter (@Rep_Hunter) February 8, 2019RELATED STORY: Judge: Navy SEAL who killed ISIS prisoner remains in custodyFamily of jailed Navy SEAL speaks out about the accusations February 8, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News Posted: February 8, 2019 FacebookTwitter Mike McKinnon III Mike McKinnon III, Updated: 10:53 AM Met with Sean Gallagher today in my DC office, brother of Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher, regarding my letter to @POTUS @realDonaldTrump on Eddie’s case and his upcoming appearance tomorrow morning on @foxandfriends. Don’t miss it. @DonaldJTrumpJr @PeteHegseth pic.twitter.com/e576o0C3ph— Rep. Duncan Hunter (@Rep_Hunter) February 7, 2019 Brother of accused Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher: “The system is broken” Thursday, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter met with Sean Gallagher, the brother of accused Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher.Congressman Hunter and Congressman Gaetz recently wrote a letter to President Trump to “express our dismay and strong concern for the pending legal matter regarding Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Eddie Gallagher, USN a devoted husband, loving father and American war hero, who has served our nation faithfully for over 19 years.”Congressman Hunter and Gaetz noted there was a chance the trial could be postponed and Chief Gallagher could remain in the pretrial confinement conditions and  environment at the Miramar Brig for over 14 months.Friday morning, Sean Gallagher went on Fox and Friends to explain the situation his brother is in and why he needs the President of the United States to free Eddie. The segment was tweeted out by Congressman Hunter, you can watch it below.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (3-1) earned its third straight victory of the season, defeating Melrose by a score of 9-1 on Friday, April 20 at Town Park.Pitcher Ally Moran went the distance, allowing only 2 hits while recording 6 strikeouts.For the second game in a row, Wilmington had a shaky first inning, allowing one run on two errors and few passed balls.  The Wildcats tied it in their bottom half of the inning when Kayla Bourrell scored after reaching base on an error.The Wildcats scored two more in the second inning plating Ryan Bailey (single) and Emily Wright (reaching on a dropped third strike) and a RBI single by Kayla Bourrell.Wilmington blew the game open in the third inning as a result of solid and timely hitting.  DH Emily Wright had a two-run RBI.Adele Burton had a good game on both sides of the field.  Offensively, she went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.  Defensively, she had 4 strong put outs.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Defeat Lexington, Moran Picks Up Another WinIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Wrap Up Regular Season With 10-0 WinIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Defeat Greater Lowell Tech & Stoneham, Qualify For State TournamentIn “Sports”last_img read more

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh HasinaDescribing Bangladesh as mainly a country of plain land, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday underscored the need for the continuation of land recovery and river dredging on a routine basis.She made the remarks when ambassador of the Netherlands Leoni Cuelenaere paid a farewell call on her at her Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban office.Prime minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.The prime minister and the Dutch envoy mainly discussed issues related to the delta plan, women empowerment and Rohingya crisis.About the delta plan, Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh is a low-lying country and most of the rivers flowing through the country originate from the Himalayas.The capacity of the rivers decrease due to huge silts which they carry from the upstream, she said, adding that dredging is essential to increase their capacity of flowing water.The prime minister put emphasis on making river routes more active to lessen pressure on roads.About the women empowerment, she said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman ensured it through keeping women seats reserved in parliament for 15 years, while her government later extended the duration.She also mentioned that 22 female MPs are directly elected in the current parliament.Sheikh Hasina said her government is working to further increase communication network with the neighbours.She observed that the northeastern Indian states can use Chittagong port.At the meeting, the outgoing Ambassador of the Netherlands praised the government’s initiative of river dredging, saying it will help strengthen the economy of Bangladesh.Leoni Cuelenaere said the Netherlands wants to further expedite activities on trade and commerce with Bangladesh and cooperation on the RMG sector in particular.Talking about the Rohingya issue, the Netherlands envoy highly appreciated the government of Sheikh Hasina for showing human gesture by giving shelter and other supports to the Myanmar nationals forcibly displaced from the Rakhine State.Leoni Cuelenaere also expressed her gratitude to the prime minister and her government for extending cooperation in discharging responsibilities in Bangladesh.last_img read more

first_imgMicrosoft has decided to embrace the increasingly popular free-to-play model with a handful of titles set to come out on Xbox Live with no upfront charge to players. Like other free-to-play titles, publishers hope the money will come after users begin playing and get hooked, encouraging them to spend more money than they would have if it was just a box on the shelf at GameStop.A multiplayer, cartoony fighting game called Happy Wars will be the first such title to grace Microsoft’s online marketplace. Following that will be an RPG titled Ascend: New Gods, and then a series of other new games spread out over the next several months. Of course, with the Xbox 360, free-to-play comes with an asterisk because players need to be Xbox Live Gold members, which already plays on the same concept. In-game purchases will draw from users’ existing Microsoft Points account.The free-to-play model has become an inescapable part of the changing climate in gaming. While it has been a part of the industry as long as there have been computers with Internet connectivity, it did not really sweep into the foreground of mainstream gamers until the explosion of mobile gaming.It is the most profitable way to design an iPhone game. Statistics prove that people who download a supposedly “free” game from the App Store will end up spending more money over the life of that app than they would if they purchased a different game for a one-time fee of just a few bucks.This market isn’t without its controversies. Apple had to change the structure of in-app purchases after mobile game creators sneakily made it possible for children to rack up $50 to $100 in a single transaction without requiring their parents to authenticate their iTunes account.When it comes to console games, though, it’s a very different environment in terms of user demographics, expectations, and production and advertising costs. Nevertheless, this new model is starting to bleed into the market so deeply rooted in a stagnant pricing model. The online RPG Free Realms is available on the PS3 with no upfront cost. So is DC Universe Online and soon to be Dust 514.In other words, this is a trend that is here to stay, and will only continue to grow.via Official Xbox Magazinelast_img read more

first_imgCosplay is pretty awesome, and we love seeing fans dress up as characters they love, but what’s even better is when a character is portrayed by the very actor or actress that brought it to life.Jill Voth, who played Jill Valentine in 2002’s Resident Evil game has given fans exactly what they wanted and dressed up as the iconic character in a recent photo shoot. When speaking to IGN about why this is something fans have always asked of her, she said, “I think people have always felt connected to her, she’s iconic, and there’s a reason that after so many years she and the game live on.”The idea to cosplay as Valentine began after an IGN fan convention in Bahrain. On the way back to her hotel, Voth was met by an eager fan who rushed to give her a custom made STARS beret. Voth loved the gift and posted a picture of herself wearing the beret on her instagram page. The response to the picture was “overwhelming,” according to Voth.The cosplay was shot in and around downtown Los Angeles by photographer Gil Riego Jr, with additional photos by Flip Cassaday. Voth said that the shoot was “Inception-like,” and that some people who saw the shoot recognized her and called out Valentine’s name.Julia said she had a lot of fun doing the shoot and wants to cosplay as Jill Valentine again. She said that she will attend some conventions this year and cosplay as Jill. If you’re planning to be at any major conventions, be sure to keep a keen eye.You can see all of the pictures by following this link.last_img read more

first_imgUniversity student Bryan Henderson thought he was pretty lucky when he unlocked the top prize in Peter Molyneux’s experimental online game Curiosity – What’s Inside the Cube? He was supposed to get a cut of revenue from Molyneux’s free-to-play game Godus, and also take on the role of “god of gods” for the in-game universe. None of that ever happened, but now a company called Bulletproof Bit wants to make it right.Bulletproof Bit is planning a game bundle to go live in late February, and 10% of what it takes in will go to Henderson. In return, the company is using his story to promote the so-called “Forgotten God GameBundle.” The titles haven’t been announced, but it will include at least one that has previously won game of the year awards and another that has never been bundled before. The total bundle will consist of eight games that will be unlocked in tiers as you pay more, sort of like the Humble Bundle.As for Godus, the launch and ongoing development of this game has not gone as planned. That might have something to do with Henderson never getting his prize. The free-to-play game elements ended up being extremely harsh and gameplay was tedious without paying substantial cash. It just wasn’t balanced very well.The game’s poor performance has led developer 22cans to reduce its staff and give up on some of the features promised in the original Kickstarter campaign like multiplayer and additional interactive elements. So, even if 22cans wanted to make good on its promise to Henderson, it seems like they don’t have the funds. Bulletproof Bit hopes to raise $10,000 for Henderson when its game bundle goes live on February 26.last_img read more

first_imgStay on target ‘Teppen’ Is Capcom vs. Card GamesThese Are the Games You Should Check Out This Month January 2017 is here which means that it’s time to look forward to a new crop of fresh games!Typically, January is a slow month for new game releases. However, this year will offer gamers a good selection of titles to try out, especially if they are fans of Japanese games. Even though there aren’t a lot of titles dropping this month, there is still a decent amount of variety to be found.Resident Evil 7Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC Release date: January 20Easily the most high-profile release of January, Capcom’s popular zombie-slaying franchise is reborn as a modern first person horror game. After Resident Evil 4 completely changed the familiar formula of the first three games, the series had grown stale. Now, Resident Evil 7 is aiming to reinvigorate the franchise in much the same way. Considering how Resident Evil had lost its way over the years, this hard reset is not only welcome but necessary.On top of reanimating and updating the classic survival horror franchise, Resident Evil 7 may serve as the last hope for mainstream virtual reality gaming. Its position of being the first full-length AAA VR experience could bring in a new set of fans who have been on the fence about virtual reality gaming up to this point.Whether one plays on a TV, PC monitor, or with a VR headset, Resident Evil 7 is sure to be one of the most talked about games of the first quarter.Pre-order from AmazonHitman: The Complete First SeasonPlatforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC Release date: January 31Square-Enix tried something new with the latest Hitman game by releasing it as episodic DLC. Now, players can buy the full package instead of having to wait months in-between releases.What makes the new Hitman so great is the way it lets players complete assassinations in any way they choose. One can carefully gather information on their target and construct a deadly trap for them without ever being spotted. Or, players can go come into a situation with all guns blazing. The game encourages users to try missions multiple times to test out all of the different approaches available.With no new Splinter Cell in sight and Metal Gear Solid no longer being what it once was, Hitman is now the defacto AAA stealth title out there.Pre-order from AmazonGravity Rush 2Platform: PlayStation 4 Release date: January 20Because it originally came out for PlayStation Vita, few people got to experience Gravity Rush. This is a shame considering how the game’s gravity manipulation mechanics provided a new and exciting way to play an action adventure game. Despite only being available to a limited audience, Gravity Rush was popular enough to justify a sequel — only this time for the PlayStation 4.The gravity mechanic has been expanded upon to include three different modes: the original style, Lunar, and Jupiter. In Lunar mode, players become light and can make giant leaps. In Jupiter, players can make themselves extra heavy to cause more damage.Gravity Rush 2 will be massive when compared to the original. Expect larger environments, more missions, a wider range of non-playable characters to interact with, and a longer play time (around 20-30 hours). Kat and company are returning in a big way this month.Pre-order from AmazonYakuza 0Platform: PlayStation 4 Release date: January 24Japan’s answer to Grand Theft Auto, the Yakuza series is heralded for delivering a quirky mix of action, open-world gameplay, and memorable characters. Let’s not forget the ridiculous amount of mini-games and side quests to complete. Because of these factors, Yakuza 0 is definitely one of the most anticipated games of the month.Though Yakuza 0 promises to have everything fans of the franchise expect, it does contain its fair share of updates. The game’s protagonists, Kiryu and Majima, will each have three different fighting styles that they can switch between during battles. Instead of using experience points to upgrade abilities in the skill tree, players must use money earned during battles or from their established businesses. However, it is possible to lose money in fights, so players have to think carefully before starting a brawl that could leave them flat broke.With Yakuza 6 still a year away, Yakuza 0 will do a nice job of holding players over until then.Pre-order from AmazonDouble Dragon IVPlatforms: PlayStation 4, Steam PC Release date: January 30Double Dragon was one of the most popular franchises from the NES and SNES eras. But aside from a remake a few years ago, the classic series has been all but forgotten by the larger gaming world. The beat ‘em up series is making its glorious return in January with Double Dragon IV. What’s more, it has the same graphics of its predecessors.While we admittedly know little about Double Dragon IV, it is on this list purely because of the history of the franchise. Also, it’s always fun to see a brand-new game in a series that looks like something from 30 years ago (think of Mega Man 9 and 10). Again, we don’t know much about this game, but it should be one of the most enjoyable experiences of January.Urban EmpirePlatform: Steam PC Release date: January 20There have been some city-building games released over the years, but Urban Empire is doing things a bit differently. Instead of focusing on directly building a city in minute detail, Urban Empire is more about how savvy a player is at politics. If players want their city to grow and be prosperous, they’ll have to make the right political moves and ally with specific parties to get things done.Spanning over 200 years of European history (1820-2020), Urban Empire starts off simple since all parties are invested in the growth of the city. However, as time progresses, factions form with specific political ideologies that have to be taken into consideration when trying to expand the city. Do players try to maneuver through the complicated political web or do they simply bribe their way toward their goal? Urban Empire should provide a very deep experience for those who try it out.Pre-order on SteamDragon Quest VIIIPlatform: Nintendo 3DSRelease date: January 20The eighth installment in the legendary Dragon Quest series was originally released for the PlayStation 2, but it will see new life on the Nintendo 3DS. This is a great opportunity for people to check out what has been dubbed the “Final Fantasy VII” of the Dragon Quest franchise.Despite being an old game, Dragon Quest VIII on the 3DS will have new features. These include an expanded story, two new playable characters, new side quests, full voice acting, quick saves, and StreetPass functionality. It will also have slightly different graphics and even an alternate ending.Dragon Quest VIII is one of the better JRPGs to come out in the last ten years and is well worth buying if you’re a 3DS owner.Pre-order on AmazonKingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter ProloguePlatform: PlayStation 4Release date: January 24It is unclear when Kingdom Hearts 3 will be actually be released, so another weirdly numbered remake will have to hold fans over until then.Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue contains three games in one package: Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD, Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage, and Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover. Each of these games are relatively short experiences that add more lore to the already labyrinthine Kingdom Hearts plotline. However, fans of the series will no doubt eat this one up.Pre-order from AmazonTales of BerseriaPlatforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 Release date: January 24The Tales of series can be considered the Madden or Call of Duty of Japanese Role Playing Games due to how frequently new titles are released. Even though there is very little to differentiate one Tales of game from another, the series continues to deliver a solid and satisfying JRPG experience both for loyal fans and newcomers alike.Unlike most games on this list, Tales of Berseria will also be released on a last-gen console: the PlayStation 3. However, this will be the final Tales of game for a last-gen system since all future installments will only be for current-gen consoles (and PC). Because of that, this game will close a chapter in the series’ history and will usher in a brand-new era for this beloved franchise.Pre-order from AmazonPersonally, I’m very excited for Resident Evil 7, Gravity Rush 2, and Yakuza 0. I have Tales of Berseria on my radar as well, but I may save that for the summer since those three titles I just mentioned should keep me plenty busy.What are you all looking forward to playing in January? What games did I miss? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

first_imgNews | Radiology Business | August 23, 2016 Agfa HealthCare Awarded Fourth U.S. Government DIN-PACS Agreement Fourth agreement between the U.S. government and Agfa HealthCare provides access to medical imaging for military personnel, other civilian needs The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  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 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 August 23, 2016 — Agfa HealthCare announced that the U.S. government has awarded the company its DIN-PACS IV (Digital Imaging Network/Picture Archiving and Communication System) contract. The contract term includes one five-year base period and one five-year option period. According to a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Defense, the potential maximum value for Agfa’s contract is up to $768 million over the ten years. The DIN-PACS IV contract allows U.S. government healthcare providers to purchase diagnostic imaging IT and related technology solutions on-demand, providing flexibility, cost savings and quality enhancement in service to its healthcare consumers.  The announcement marks the fourth time Agfa has been awarded a DIN-PACS contract. Under the previous three contracts, Agfa has delivered more than $600 million in products and services. The new DIN-PACS IV contract includes departmental (e.g., radiology, cardiology, etc.) and enterprise imaging informatics solutions (e.g. vendor neutral archives, image sharing, etc), integration services and support programs to be used by U.S. federal agencies.Agfa’s prior DIN-PACS contracts have included projects for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Justice, and other agencies requiring DIN-PACS products and services. For more information: www.agfahealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s.center_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Toga Hospitality has signed on to distribute its hotel bookings on Asia’s global accommodation site Agoda.com.The company’s four brands Adina, Medina, Vibe and Travelodge will join the online site’s inventory of up to 160,000 accommodation buildings worldwide. In a statement the hospitality group said it expects its new partnership to increase its visibility in Asia as well as make its hotels more accessible to Asian holidaymakers. “Toga Hospitality is known for its unique range of affordable hotels and apartments across key Australian cities,” Agoda.com president Robert Rosenstein said. “They’re a great fit for Agoda’s initiative to provide the best accommodation choices to our customers.”Toga Hospitality was founded in 1963 and has buildings in major cities across Australia, New Zealand and Europe.last_img read more