Court to rule on BCs pipeline permit law in crucial case for

first_imgThe Canadian Press VANCOUVER — A court will rule today if a proposed British Columbia law that restricts diluted-bitumen shipments through its borders is constitutional.The decision is expected to be crucial for the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and Alberta’s efforts to get oilsands crude to overseas markets.A panel of B.C. Court of Appeal judges has been mulling B.C.’s constitutional reference case that asks whether it can create a permit regime for companies that want to increase the flow of heavy oil through the province.READ MORE: Appeal court to decide on B.C. pipeline lawB.C. argues the proposed law is aimed at protecting its lands, rivers and lakes from a hazardous substance, but Alberta and the federal government say the goal is to delay or block the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.The Trudeau government has purchased the pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion and Alberta sees it as an essential development to revitalize its sagging energy sector.READ MORE: Feds paid top dollar for Trans Mountain expansion: spending watchdogSaskatchewan, Trans Mountain Corp. and Enbridge Inc. also argued in court against B.C.’s proposed permit regime, while First Nations, cities and environmental groups supported it.last_img read more


first_img Twitter Facebook With Hollywood’s seemingly endless thirst for reboots, one classic comedy that has yet to receive the remake treatment is “Three Men and a Baby”, the 1987 farce starring Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg as a trio of single guys whose lives are turned upside down when they’re entrusted with the care of an infant.Twitter user Erick Sanchez had a brilliant casting idea for a new version of the film, and pitched his dream-cast concept to none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, envisioning the former WWE champ teaming up with frequent co-star Kevin Hart and Vancouver-born funnyman Seth Rogen for a reboot.@TheRock I know you’re in the midst of promoting @skyscrapermovie, and I can’t wait to see it. Having said that, I’d really love for you to consider teaming up with @KevinHart4real and @Sethrogen to reboot the ‘Three Men and a Baby’ franchise.— Erick Sanchez (@erickmsanchez) July 15, 2018 Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement The tweet earned a response from Johnson himself, who used the opportunity to take a playful shot at Hart, with whom he’s co-starred in “Central Intelligence” and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”.“Great idea,” tweeted Johnson, while joking that “technically we’d have to call it “Two Men and a lil s**t head.”Great idea, but if I teamed up with @Sethrogen and @KevinHart4real to remake “Three Men and a Baby”, technically we’d have to call it “Two Men and a lil shit head” ????? https://t.co/MMDu6MsMTL— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 15, 2018Rogen jumped in to pile on Hart, joking, “With no CGI, @KevinHart4real could easily play the baby.”With no CGI, @KevinHart4real could easily play the baby.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) July 15, 2018While Hart has yet to enter the fray, this is far from the first time that Johnson has goofed on the five-foot-four comedian’s diminutive stature, jokingly referring to Hart “snack-size Denzel” and even sharing a Photoshopped pic depicting him as an infant.By BRENT FURDYK | ET Canadalast_img read more

Gulf Crisis: Qataris Tease Saudi Arabia with Pictures of Moroccan Milk

Rabat- Pictures of cardboard containers of milk produced by Moroccan companies have gone viral on social media in the Gulf countries.Qatari social media users have shared pictures of the “Moroccan” milk to tease Saudis over the embargo imposed by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain following their decision to sever ties with Qatar over its alleged support of terrorism and undermining of their national security.Morocco and Turkey have both sent food supplies to Qatar to alleviate the sanctions imposed by its sister countries. Rabat and Ankara entertain good relations with Doha. Despite facing this dramatic situation, Qataris seem to have kept their sense of humor.A massive wave of sarcasm spread on social media in the country as a reaction to a comment by a Saudi analyst who said that “the Qatari stomach can’t get used to Turkish food.”Saudi Okaz EIC: “Qatari stomach can’t get used to Turkish food”. This isn’t The Onion,it’s AlArabiyapic.twitter.com/RpPl6AkUsG #??????_???????— ??? ?????? (@Reem_AlHarmi) June 12, 2017The pictures of Moroccan milk were widely posted and shared on Twitter along with funny comments.“Moroccan milk has arrived. To your health. I don’t need to remind you of the benefits of Moroccan milk on the Qatari stomach,” reads a tweet.??????? ??? ? #??????_??????? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ?? ???????? ????? ?????? #??? ??? ????? ????? ??? ?????? ??????? ?#??????#Qatar #Maroc pic.twitter.com/LlmPOTqsL4— ???? ???? (@lachyab) June 19, 2017Another tweet humorously commented: “After Turkish milk, Moroccan milk is now in the markets. Before you say anything, the Qatari stomach is ready.”In addition to adopting a neutral position vis-à-vis the Gulf crisis, Morocco has sought to mediate between the quarreling states.King Mohammed VI is known to be a personal friend of the leaders of the Gulf countries, and the Kingdom is seen as a major Gulf ally.Earlier in June, the monarch sent the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita as an envoy to the Gulf to mediate the crisis and express Morocco’ support for the Kuwaiti initiative to try to put an end to the unprecedented dispute that threatens to disintegrate the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), seen as the only successful Arab bloc. read more

Cell busted but LTTE men still in Tamil Nadu

During questioning, the arrested men said they had taken the house in Pammal on rent more than two months ago. Doss was a carpenter and Maheswaran a photo editor. (Times of India) Suresh Kumar, an electronics expert who lost his legs in an explosion during the Eelam war and now moves around on a wheelchair, told investigators that “three more LTTE operatives were roaming around in the state and one of them was in Madurai.” Investigators said Krishnamurthy, who supplied water cans in the locality, befriended Udaya Doss and Maheswaran and took them to Suresh Kumar.The former LTTE operative trained them to make improvised explosive devices ( IEDs) and electronic circuits for a variety of bombs and planned to send them to the island nation.“Two of the four arrested men came to Tamil Nadu as refugees in 2001 and 2003, while the others managed to sneak into the state in 2009 when the Eelam war was in its final stages,” the officer said. Though Suresh Kumar didn’t reveal their names, police teams have been formed to nab the three operatives.A ‘Q’ branch police officer said the “operatives planned to attack many places in Sri Lanka to create a law and order problem there.” Three more LTTE men are moving around in Tamil Nadu, investigators questioning the four LTTE operatives arrested on Wednesday have learnt.One of the three, as part of a plan to revive the organisation in Sri Lanka, is said to be in Madurai, trying to bring together sympathisers of the outfit that had been destroyed by the Sri Lankan army in 2009. On Wednesday, based on information provided by the Sri Lankan army, Tamil Nadu Q branch sleuths raided a house at Pozhichalur near Pammal in suburban Chennai and arrested LTTE operatives S Suresh Kumar alias Chera Suresh, 34, D Udaya Doss, 39 , T Maheswaran, 33, and K Krishnamurthy, 29. read more

Teen makes statement at human rights commission

The teen falsely accused over the rape and murder of Seya Sadewmini in Kotadeniyawa, made a statement before the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka today.The 17 year old boy and another individual who was also falsely accused over the murder, appeared before the Commission to make a statement. The Minuwangoda Magistrate had earlier this month ordered the release of the 17 year old youth and the other man. Officers attached to the Kotadeniyawa police also appeared before the commission when the statements were being recorded. The order was given after DNA tests found that the two suspects had no direct connection with the murder of the child.The 17 year old boy later claimed that he had been tortured while he was in police custody. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Thomians beat Royalists in 140th Battle of the Blues

S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia beat Royal College Colombo by 7 wickets at the SSC Ground this evening to win the 140th Battle of the Blues.Batting first the Royalists scored 158 runs in the first innings while the Thomians scored 296 runs. In the second innings, Royal scored 259 runs and the Thomians scored 124/3 and won the match.

Former Croatian General Ante Gotovina pleads not guilty at UN war crimes

Former Croatian General Ante Gotovina today pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and inhumane acts brought by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) at The Hague.The suspect is accused in connection with the August 1995 Croatian military offensive known as Operation Storm, which aimed, in part to forcibly and permanently remove the Serb population from the Krajina region.The indictment alleges that as commander of the Split Military District, Mr. Gotovina was the overall operations commander of Operation Storm in the southern portion of the Krajina region.During and after the offensive, Croatian forces attacked and took control of towns, villages and hamlets in the southern portion of the Krajina region and subjected the local Serb population to persecutions while plundering and destroying their property. The indictment alleges that Mr. Gotovina encouraged others to perpetrate these crimes.He is accused of persecutions, murder, plunder of property, wanton destruction of cities, towns or villages, deportation and forced displacement, and other inhumane acts, which took place under his command and control against the Serb population. read more

SMMT Update – 9 May 2014

SMMT’s weekly round-up, including all the latest news from UK automotive and a message from SMMT’s Chief Executive.CLICK HERE: SMMT Update 317 online.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

15yo with disability to receive corrective surgery with help from US

…US40,000 equipment to be donated to GPHC to help others with same problemsShebena Belle’s feetThe dreams of a mother seeing her daughter walking normally might soon be realised following the substantial intervention made by a US based Guyanese through a chapter in Georgia.Overseas based Guyanese Dr Slater Jeffery has stepped forward to champion the cause of fifteen-year-old Shebena Belle who was born with a disability that has prevented her from walking properly.Giving an insight into the project, Dr Jeffery disclosed that in 2016 he was visiting Guyana on a mission of securing pigeon peas seeds.He said that it was during his visit to Bare Root, while visiting a farm that he had an accidental meeting with Shebena.He went on to note that after taking a major surgery, which is a heart transplant, he decided this year to make a meaningful contribution to the life of Shebena Belle as he recognised that he is privileged to be alive and therefore wanted to contribute to someone’s life in an equally meaningful way.Dr Jeffery said that since arriving in Guyana he and the family of Belle have met several times with both the Orthropaedic (bone specialist) surgeon and HERO Mission officials as they decided how the surgery would be done.Region 4 Regional Chairman Genevieve Allen, Shebena Belle, Dr Slater Jeffery, her brother, mother and Ernest ElliotHe disclosed that the visiting surgeon is Dr Claude B. Scott, noting that the local surgeon would be Dr A. Watson who is the Orthropaedic surgeon at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).  It was pointed out that for Shebana to have the surgery done successfully a number of specialised tools would be needed and Dr Jeffery said that he and the team have already secured the equipment, which includes a CR machine which costs some 40,000 USD.Dr Jeffery assured the family that regardless of what it takes he is prepared and committed in ensuring that young Shebena would be able to benefit from the surgery.He revealed that the Bladen Hall Multilateral third former was assured that the surgery would be done in Guyana and would take place in March 2019.He said that joining the list of donors was the Guyana Association of Georgia President, assuring him that the association stands in solidarity with the family as they unified their efforts in correcting the disability that Shebena has encountered since birth.Dr Jeffery declared that a team of persons would be here in Guyana to ensure that the surgery is completed, adding that they are currently working in securing the expensive but needed equipment.He noted that the equipment would be donated to the GPHC, thus making it easy for other persons plagued with similar challenges to have same surgically corrected.He said that he is happy that they would be giving the machine to the hospital, noting that after visiting the hospital he was made aware that at least 100 persons are in need of similar surgeries. “When I visited the hospital I saw at least 100 persons who are in need of the surgery so the good thing is that the machine would not only service Shebena but a number of other persons would benefit similarly from this,” he said.Expressing confidence that Shebana would walk normally after the surgery, the visiting US based Guyanese said that the team of doctors that would be working on Shebana are experts who have had a very long history of performing such successful surgeries.Regional Chairman Genevieve Allen in congratulating Dr Jeffery, in a statement, hailed his contribution as timely, appropriate and a testimony of the commitment to community development.She appealed for other US based Guyanese in the diaspora to give back in their own way, stressing that it is critically important as it augurs well for national and holistic development.The home where Shebena and her family resideMother of the child, Abena Belle said that she is very relieved with the assistance being given.She singled out her husband and father of Shebana who she said played an exceptional role, noting that many times from birth he has literally carried his daughter in his hands or on his back as he has supported her wholeheartedly. “It is the support and help of the father that has kept us going since her birth because he refuses to give up and gives Shebena the support she needs,” the mother said.Meanwhile, an evidently happy Shebana said that while the disability affects her to some extent she is more interested in the prospects of walking normally for the first time in her life.She said that her greatest challenge is being able to traverse a number of stairways, noting that this is very difficult especially during her days at school.The intelligent young lady noted that while she tries to cope with the disability, she never encountered discrimination because her colleagues at school recognise that despite her physical disability her performance academically is at a high standard.A very emotional Shebena in expressing her thanks to Dr Jeffrey was moved to tears stating that the thought of being able to walk properly for the first time in her life has certainly made her every emotional. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTrinidadian medical team performs eye surgeries at GPHCOctober 28, 2015In “Business”NY-based Guyanese woman dies after drunken off-duty cop slams into her carApril 25, 2017In “latest news”Chinese Medical team to assist in training local doctorsDecember 17, 2015In “Business” read more

Red Sox honour victims of Boston Marathon bombing

first_imgThe Boston Red Sox players and coaches observe a moment of silence.Pic: AP Photo/Mark DuncanNames of Boston bombing victims emerge as Obama plans sombre visit THE BOSTON RED Sox honoured victims of Monday’s bombing in their home city by posting a 7-2 road win over Cleveland in the MLB on Tuesday.The players were in buses en route to the airport when they were told of the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured almost 200.They regrouped to score a victory that improved their season record to 9-4, keeping them on top of the American League’s East division.Manager John Farrell said the team had been playing for the city against Cleveland.“This was a good way to send some positive energy back toward Boston. (The tragedy) was fresh on everyone’s mind.“Even though we might not be in Boston right now, we carry this with us.”The Indians played the Neil Diamond song ‘Sweet Caroline’ – broadcast at Red Sox home games for more than a decade – before the encounter, and teams across the league followed suit in solidarity with Boston.The game was decided by a seven-run second inning from the visitors – Mike Napoli hit a three-run double, while Pedro Ciriaco scored another run with a sacrifice fly and Jacoby Ellsbury added an RBI single.With Monday Jackie Robinson day, players from both sides wore the number 42 to honour Robinson, the first African-American man to play in the MLB.last_img read more

TCI Hospital investigates tourist complaint

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 8, 2017 – Providenciales – An investigation is now launched into the informal complaint says TCI Hospitals in light of the TripAdvisor post by a guest who claims treatment lacked empathy at the facility after she was attacked by a robber while out jogging on Monday morning.PR Executive with the hospitals, Nikira John last night issued statement for the InterHealth Canada hospitals which said:  “TCI Hospital is aware of the unfortunate report posted via Trip Advisor by a robbery victim expressing dissatisfaction with the level of service provided at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre. We value feedback from our patients to help us improve our service. Clinical staff members will be reminded to be more responsive to victims of crime as these types of cases escalate.”The hospital said it is prepared to put in place corrective measures for better service and apologized to woman for “the overall experience in Turks and Caicos Islands.”#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Send ASA Your Family Farm Pics and Be Featured in American Soybean

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to see your family harvest photos for our fall issue of American Soybean magazine. As you begin harvest this season, snap a photo and send it our way. If you have some great shots from previous years, we’d love to see those too!Have a photo of your family helping you prepare equipment, doing other work or having fun on the farm? Send your best shots of life on the farm and you could be featured in the upcoming issue of American Soybean magazine.Email photos directly to Communications Manager Jordan Bright at jbright@soy.org. Make sure to include your name, city, state and a brief description of the photo.last_img read more

Martin Garrix Kaskade Marshmello Set To Headline 2018 Electric Zoo

first_img Lost FrequenciesPhoto: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images Prev Next Martin Garrix, Kaskade, Marshmello Set To Headline 2018 Electric Zoo 7 DJs Who Lit Up Ultra 2018 Facebook Go Inside Miami Music Week’s Hottest Parties MusiCares Protects Hearing At Ultra 2018 Electric Zoo 2018 will be held at Randall’s Island in New York City from Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. Tickets are available via the festival’s website.”[It’s] is Electric Zoo’s 10th birthday, and we’re going to make sure that this is the biggest, wildest fiesta that we’ve ever thrown down,” say festival producers. “#EZooTen will be a blow-out of epic proportions, featuring the world’s finest DJs and most mind-melting production in the heart of The City That Never Sleeps.” 2018 Miami Music Week/Ultra Music Festival Carl Cox At Ultra 2018Photo: Courtesy of Ultra Music Festival Nora En PurePhoto: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images MusiCares 2018 Electric Zoo Phase 1 Lineup Announced martin-garrix-kaskade-marshmello-set-headline-2018-electric-zoo David GuettaPhoto: Daniel Mendoza/Recording Academy Why Did David Guetta Work With Sia Again? Go Inside Miami Music Week’s Hottest Parties Inside The New Dance Doc ‘What We Started’ MusiCares Protects Hearing At Ultra 2018 Carl Cox At Ultra 2018Photo: Courtesy of Ultra Music Festival Carl Cox At Ultra 2018Photo: Courtesy of Ultra Music Festival Martin GarrixTim Mosenfleder/Getty Images Martin GarrixTim Mosenfleder/Getty Images David GuettaPhoto: Daniel Mendoza/Recording Academy 7 DJs Who Lit Up Ultra 2018 Nora En PurePhoto: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Photos: WireImage.com Photos: WireImage.com TiëstoPhoto: Steven Lawton/Getty Images Go Inside Miami Music Week’s Hottest Parties Get To Know Deep House DJ Nora En Pure Lost FrequenciesPhoto: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images Lost FrequenciesPhoto: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images Take a look at the artists slated to perform during the three-day festival in New York CityRenée FabianGRAMMYs Mar 29, 2018 – 3:16 pm The popular DJ/electronic music festival Electric Zoo is getting ready to celebrate its 10th year, and their first-phase lineup announcement proves they mean business.Headlining the festival this year will be DJs Kaskade, Marshmello and Martin Garrix. Other artists added to the schedule so far include Virtual Self, 3LAU, Zeds Dead, Alan Walker, Illenium, Zomboy, Krane, GG Magree, Eprom, and many others, with an additional 50-plus performers still to be announced. Get To Know Deep House DJ Nora En Pure Why Did David Guetta Work With Sia Again? MusiCares Relive The Turn-Up At Ultra’s 20th Anniversary TiëstoPhoto: Steven Lawton/Getty Imagescenter_img Tiësto Talks Ultra, Healing Through Music MusiCares hearing clinic at Ultra Music FestivalPhoto: The Recording Academy 5 Parties You Missed At Miami Music Week Relive The Turn-Up At Ultra’s 20th Anniversary Inside The New Dance Doc ‘What We Started’ MusiCares hearing clinic at Ultra Music FestivalPhoto: The Recording Academy Ultra: David Guetta, MusiCares, Tiësto & More Nora En PurePhoto: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images 5 Parties You Missed At Miami Music Week David GuettaPhoto: Daniel Mendoza/Recording Academy Swedish House Mafia Reunite To Close Ultra 2018 Swedish House Mafia Reunite To Close Ultra 2018 Swedish House Mafia Reunite To Close Ultra 2018 Why Did David Guetta Work With Sia Again? Twitter Swedish House MafiaPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Images Get To Know Deep House DJ Nora En Pure Email Photos: WireImage.com MusiCares Protects Hearing At Ultra 2018 Tiësto Talks Ultra, Healing Through Music Tiësto Talks Ultra, Healing Through Music Getting The Latest Music News Just Got Easier. Introducing: GRAMMY Bot. Find it On KIK and Facebook MessengerRead more Martin GarrixTim Mosenfleder/Getty Images Ultra: David Guetta, MusiCares, Tiësto & More News 5 Parties You Missed At Miami Music Week 7 DJs Who Lit Up Ultra 2018 Swedish House MafiaPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Images Inside The New Dance Doc ‘What We Started’ MusiCares hearing clinic at Ultra Music FestivalPhoto: The Recording Academy MusiCares Relive The Turn-Up At Ultra’s 20th Anniversary TiëstoPhoto: Steven Lawton/Getty Images Ultra: David Guetta, MusiCares, Tiësto & More Swedish House MafiaPhoto: Steve Granitz/Getty Imageslast_img read more

Florence The Machine Drop New Single Big God From High As Hope

first_imgWelch’s feelings of abandonment aside, the song’s emotional and sonic extravagance remind us why the album is so highly anticipated. The first two singles released from High As Hope were “Sky Full Of Song,” which previewed in April, followed by “Hunger” in May, currently running more than 13 million views on YouTube for its official video.The band’s previous album was 2015’s GRAMMY nominated How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, which reached No.1 on the Billboard 200 that summer. Florence + The Machine will begin their North American tour for their upcoming album on Aug. 5 in Montreal, Canada. Dates continue through Oct. 20 in Minneapolis, Minn.Tour information and tickets are available via the band’s website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more News Florence + The Machine Drop New Single “Big God” From ‘High As Hope’ Twitter https://twitter.com/flo_tweet/status/1009108606367739904 Email Listen: Florence + The Machine’s “Big God” florence-machine-drop-new-single-big-god-high-hope The build up for the group’s ‘High As Hope’ grows more intense with the release of its latest stark-yet-lush balladPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jun 19, 2018 – 1:32 pm The new Florence + The Machine album High As Hope is due out on June 29, and on June 19, Florence Welch unleashed its third preview track, “Big God.”Built on a simple piano bassline, the song brings in flute and features Kamasi Washington on saxophone. Emilie Haynie co-produced the track with Welch and Jamie xx co-wrote the song. Welch said “Big God” is about “obviously, an unfillable hole in the soul … but mainly about someone not replying to my text.” Facebook last_img read more

Christmas gifts 2018 iPhone and Android phone camera accessories

first_imgSarah Tew/CNET Most people use their phones as their only camera because it’s always with them. While phone cameras have massively improved over the past several years, they still have their limitations. Phone camera accessories can help fill in those gaps.If you’re getting a gift for someone who loves shooting pictures or movies with their phone and are in favor of anything that allows them to do more with the tech they have, this roundup is for you.Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.  Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Sarah Tew/CNET Olloclip has been developing iPhone camera lenses since 2011, so it has something for every model out there, including the new iPhone XS and XR. Don’t have an iPhone at all? Olloclip has a multidevice clip that lets you use any of its latest lenses on a wide variety of Android devices.  If you’re buying for someone who’s already pushing their phone’s camera capabilities, consider picking up one of the company’s Filmer’s Kits — they include a hand grip, multiple lenses and a case to keep them all ready for travel.  See at Olloclip Black Eye clip-on multidevice lenses Bitplay’s case offers flexibility others don’t. Want a slim case that slips in your pocket? No problem. But if you prefer a bigger grip to make it feel more camera-like, you can just screw one on. The case pictured has a clever shutter release mechanism on top that actually triggers the phone’s volume button on the opposite side. Or, you can get its latest grip that adds a Bluetooth shutter release that can be removed and used as a remote trigger. And, like others here, Bitplay makes a whole series of lenses to add to its cases.  Sarah Tew/CNET Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Apple iPhone XS Taylor Martin/CNET See at Amazon Add a camera grip and controls without buying an entirely new case with the Pictar One. Just snap your phone into its spring-loaded holder, launch its free app for iPhone or Android and start shooting. The camera controls work instantly because the Pictar actually talks to your phone using high-frequency sound instead of needing a Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or direct connection to the phone. For more serious phone photographers, Miggo has a Pro version coming soon that has more substantial controls and an add-on viewfinder so you don’t have to fight screen glare when framing your shots. PanoClip Available for the iPhone 7, 8, Plus and X, the ShiftCam case allows you to easily slide between a set of wide, telephoto, fish-eye and macro travel lenses, so you can switch up your shots in a flash. And you can use either camera on dual-lens models. The multilens unit can also be swapped out entirely for larger, higher-quality telephoto, wide and macro lenses. The travel lens set and case start at $70, with single ProLens add-on lenses priced from $80 to $100.  Olloclip for iPhone and Android Sandmarc filters and lenses See at ShiftCam Best Buy Pictar One camera grip See it Bitplay Snap case, grip and lenses Sarah Tew/CNET Hitcase 2.0 for iPhone If you want “what the pros use” in the world of phone camera lenses, you want Moment. Its current lineup has six lenses for macro, telephoto, wide-angle and fisheye as well as a new anamorphic lens for filmmakers. You’ll need one of its cases to mount the lenses to — they’re available for the latest iPhone, Galaxy and Pixel phones.  Sprint Sarah Tew/CNET Holiday Gift Guide 2018 CNET Holiday Gift Guide: Hand-picked gifts for every budget.Best phones to give as gifts: 15 of the best phones from 2018. Comments Sarah Tew/CNET Phones have small camera sensors, which generally require a lot of light to get good photos and video. The Lume Cube Air gives you a bright boost when you don’t want to ruin your shot with a flash. With its built-in Bluetooth and mobile app, you can wirelessly connect the light to your phone to control brightness, strobe speed and flash duration. It comes with diffusers to help soften its light and the compact, lightweight design even has a magnetic back in addition to a tripod mount so you can use it hands-free, too.  See at Amazon David Carnoy/CNET 22 Photos Sarah Tew/CNETcenter_img Lume Cube Air Black Eye is just now breaking into the US market, but it has a big presence in Europe where its clip-on lenses are popular with action-sport junkies. (The company was started by professional snowboarders Eero Ettala and Fredu Sirviö and their pro photographer friend Arto Ekman.) The lenses work with just about any phone, tablet or even the webcam on your laptop thanks to the clip mount. And since the lenses simply twist off the mount, you can quickly swap between fisheye, wide-angle, telephoto and macro shots. Depending on your budget, Black Eye makes pro-quality models as well as mid- and entry-level kits.  Last-minute Christmas gift ideas See at Amazon Boost Mobile Give the gift of tech for under $100 $999 The dual-lens PanoClip iPhone accessory lets you easily take 360-degree photos and “tiny planet” shots instantly by combining images taken with the front and rear phone cameras. The free app used with the lens system even lets you turn shots into cool sharable video clips.  1:13 Moment lenses for iPhone, Galaxy and Pixel ShiftCam 2.0 for iPhone See at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET See It $999 Share your voice See at Amazon $999 Now playing: Watch this: See It Tags See at Amazon If your gift recipient likes to go on adventures, but also likes to capture all the action with their iPhone, consider getting them the Hitcase Pro 2.0. The case itself protects your iPhone from water and falls — it’s waterproof down to 10 meters (33 feet) — and includes a rail attachment that lets you mount your phone like an action camera. HItcase also sells a variety of lenses that screw into the case. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Sarah Tew/CNET Sandmarc makes all kinds of lenses for iPhones, but my favorite set is its polarizer and neutral density filters. They’re excellent quality and can be used with just about any phone since they simply clip on. For anyone who wants to kill reflections, punch up blue skies or use a slower shutter speed in bright lighting, these are a must-have accessory. See at Amazon See It Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) 2 $999 See at Amazon Mobile Accessories Cameras Amazonlast_img read more

Law enforcement taps Googles Sensorvault for location data report says

first_img Tech Industry Google Alphabet Inc. Comments 4 Share your voice Tags Nasir Kachroo/Getty Images When law enforcement investigations get cold, there’s a source authorities can turn to for location data that could produce new leads: Google.Police have used information from the search giant’s Sensorvault database to aid in criminal cases across the country, according to a report Saturday by The New York Times. The database has detailed location records from hundreds of millions of phones around the world, the report said. It’s meant to collect information on the users of Google’s products so the company can better target them with ads, and see how effective those ads are. But police have been tapping into the database to help find missing pieces in investigations. Law enforcement can get “geofence” warrants seeking location data. Those kinds of requests have spiked in the last six months, and the company has received as many as 180 requests in one week, according to the report.Google declined to answer specific questions about Sensorvault but said the company has narrowed how much identifiable information it gives police.”We vigorously protect the privacy of our users while supporting the important work of law enforcement,” Richard Salgado, Google’s director of law enforcement and information security, said in a statement. “We have created a new process for these specific requests designed to honor our legal obligations while narrowing the scope of data disclosed and only producing information that identifies specific users where legally required.”For geofence warrants, police carve out a specific area and time period, and Google can gather information from Sensorvault about the devices that were present during that window, according to the report. The information is anonymous, but police can analyze it and narrow it down to a few devices they think might be relevant to the investigation. Then Google reveals those users’ names and other data, according to the Times.News of the law enforcement tactic comes as the tech industry faces intense scrutiny over its data collection practices. Facebook has been in the hot seat since its Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which user information from tens of millions of people was misused by a third party. Google has also been subjected to scrutiny after the AP reported last year that Google tracked people’s location even after they’d turned off location-sharing on their phones.It’s not uncommon for law enforcement to seek help from tech companies during investigations. But the use of Sensorvault data has raised concerns about innocent people being implicated. For example, the Times interviewed a man who was arrested last year in a murder investigation after Google’s data had reportedly landed him on the police’s radar. But he was released from jail after a week, when investigators pinpointed and arrested another suspect.last_img read more

50 million budget cut latest indicator of waning support for state gasline

first_imgSen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, and Sen. Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasill, listen to Alaska Gasline Development Corporation President Keith Meyer, aduring a Senate Finance meeting focusing oncorporation’s budget on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)The head of Alaska’s Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) is in China this week, working to attract buyers and woo investors into supporting a state-run LNG export project. Meanwhile, political support in Alaska for the ambitious project is waning.Listen nowEarlier this session House Republicans fired a warning shot, threatening to cut millions from the corporation’s budget. Last week, the Senate unanimously voted to strip $50 million from its gasline budget.The budget isn’t done yet, but if the Senate’s cut stands the state corporation tasked with building Alaska’s massive liquid natural gas pipeline will be tackling the $45 billion project with only $45 million in the bank.Last week, the Senate moved to divert money set aside for the gas pipeline and instead use it to hire more state troopers and prosecutors and fund road maintenance.Alaska Gasline Development Corporation President Keith Meyer, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack discuss meetings with potential buyers of Alaska’s LNG during a press conference on Friday Sept. 30, 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney)AGDC spokesperson Rosetta Alcantra said the cut could send a mixed message to potential investors.“You know, there’s a lot of positive movement out there and from the perspective of potential customers, I don’t think that helps the message,” Alcantra said.Alcantra said if the cut stands, the corporation will have to prioritize how it spends it money as it pursues the federal permitting, customers and financing it needs to build the project. She said it would be difficult to prioritize any one thing over the other.“You can’t move forward without a (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) license. You can’t move forward without a commercial interest either,” Alcantra said. “I can’t say one is more important over the other. I think they’re complementary and need to be operated on a parallel path,” Alcantra said.Lawmakers on the House Finance committee told the Alaska Journal of Commerce earlier this week that they will reverse the cut.But it’s another setback for the state’s ambitions of a gasline project.The Alaska LNG project would connect two oceans and pipe natural gas from Prudhoe Bay to the Kenai Peninsula, then ship it to buyers in the Asia Pacific.But there has been bipartisan doubt about the project since the state took the lead in late 2016.Lawmakers grilled the corporation about its budget this session, questioning the wisdom of an Iditarod sponsorship and its decision to open offices in Tokyo and Houston.Between the two lawmakers who created the state corporation — one launched an audit of it in December and the other, Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said he understands the legislature’s frustration with the corporation and the project.“I know the people in my community, a number of them are frustrated because they’ve been told this stuff is happening and in all reality it’s not … We’re not checking things off the list in order to move forward,” Chenault said. “The list just keeps getting bigger.”Chenault said he supports an LNG project, but he said the corporation has to prove that it makes good economic sense for the state to continue to invest millions in developing the project.“Maybe they’re huckeldy-buck and everything is going hunky dory but that’s not the vibes that I get from talking to people around and people in the industry,” Chenault said.Chenault said he’s heard a lot of confusion and complaints from constituents in his Kenai Peninsula District and hometown of Nikiski. The unincorporated town sits at the end of the proposed pipeline. Residents have seen several hundred acres carved out of the middle of the town to be potentially used as a site for a liquefaction plant.Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre sent a letter to the corporation earlier this week criticizing its assertion that it will take just two years to make it through the federal permitting process and start construction on the project. He said the corporation could be building up false hope for property owners, contractors and job seekers in the communities that would be impacted by the project.The House and the Senate will have a conference committee on the budget.  If the cut stands, Gov. Bill Walker could still veto it.Grace Jang, the governor’s spokesperson, said he won’t comment on the pending cut until it reaches his desk.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Wednesday May 23 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowState-run raffle could be new way to fund schoolsAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauAlaskans could have a new choice for what to do with their permanent fund dividends next year – a raffle that would fund public schools. Lawmakers passed a bill to start a raffle that could pay a top prize as high as 24 million dollars in the future.Bethel’s AC Quickstop liquor store shuts downTeresa Cotsirilos, KYUK – BethelIn a game-changing and emotional decision, the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board decided against renewing AC Quickstop’s liquor license on Tuesday night, which effectively shut down Bethel’s only operating liquor store.Alaska man pleads guilty in Florida airport shootingAssociated PressAn Alaska man has pleaded guilty in exchange for a life prison sentence in the Florida airport shooting that killed five people and wounded six.Alaska jail sued over alleged mistreatment of Muslim inmatesZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageIn a complaint, the Council on American-Islamic Relations claims prisoners in an Anchorage jail are being denied their constitutional rights on observation of Ramadan.Transboundary mine meeting includes State Department, B.C. repsEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauAlaskans concerned about possible affects of British Columbia mines on cross-border rivers will get an update during a June 1st meeting in Juneau.Final lecture from beloved UAF history professor Terrence Cole to be held tonightRobert Hannon, KUAC – FairbanksA long-time and popular University of Alaska Fairbanks professor gives his final lecture this evening. Terrence Cole has taught history at UAF for 30 years. Cole is retiring to concentrate on his health and finish a book.HistoryMakers to document diversity of Alaska African Americans as part of national projectLori Townsend, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageDocumenting the rich diversity of the lives of African Americans is the mission of a national group called The Historymakers. Videographers are in Alaska this week for the first time to capture the stories of 11 Alaskans.last_img read more

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This affordable computed radiography (CR)-based image acquisition and mini-picture archive and communications system (PACS) solution performs Web-based patient scheduling, fully featured image review and reporting as well as offering flexible archiving options.The newest version of Image Suite Software contains specialized tools and functionality to address the needs of urgent care centers, imaging clinics and a broad range of physicians and specialists including orthopedists, podiatrists and chiropractors. This new software, which is scheduled to be available worldwide in October of 2011, does not support mammography applications in the United States.Image Suite Software’s comprehensive image review capabilities include magnification, annotations, common measurements, multi-format layouts and additional specialty measurement tools. While most mini-PACS systems limit image manipulation by only allowing window/level adjustments to a pre-processed image, Image Suite Software provides comprehensive manipulation of the raw image data. Combined with Carestream’s exceptional DirectView EVP Plus image processing software, users can effortlessly optimize image quality for each exam. Users can output imaging exams to CDs, networked drives, digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) printers and other PACS systems.Image Suite Software options include: reporting software that allows users to create, edit and view reports attached to studies; DICOM storage for magnetic resonance (MR), computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound exams; long-length imaging software; up to eight concurrent licenses for web viewing and/or patient registration; and advanced measurement tools for chiropractors.Carestream’s new software delivers compelling advantages, including:·         Patient scheduling can be performed remotely and multiple images can be requested in a single order. ·         Dual monitor support for Web-based clients enables increased efficiency by allowing practitioners to view multiple images at once, including current and prior images or images from other modalities. ·         Optional reporting software is available for Web-based users as well as clinicians at the primary workstation, which expedites secondary or specialty exam reading; and ·         Images from CT, MR and ultrasound and other CR systems can be imported for image viewing and storage. The flexibility to integrate other imaging modalities expands the utility of Image Suite Software and enables it to serve a diverse user base. Image Suite Software can be packaged with a choice of DirectView Classic CR, DirectView Vita/Vita LE/Vita SE CR or Carestream’s Point-of-Care systems. Image Suite Software can run on a variety of standard PC-based workstations to help lower costs and deliver greater flexibility for users.For more information: www.carestream.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read morelast_img read more

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