zoom Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has strengthened its links to cruise industry owners and operators by becoming a member of the Cruise Lines Industry Association’s Global Executive Partner Program.WSS counts some of the world’s biggest cruise operators among its clients, providing port agency, safety and technical support services to 279 cruise ships on a global basis. Joining the CLIA Global Executive Partner Program as a member of the Technical and Supply Chain group will enable WSS to build closer links to cruise customers and access the latest thinking about how these services are evolving.Justin Scholl, Key Account Manager, WSS said: “Like other shipping sectors, the cruise market is confronting change in terms of the need for optimisation and efficiency, compliance with regulation and best practice. Controlling total cost of ownership over the lifetime of products and services is critical. WSS is uniquely placed to provide such solutions and this partnership enables our experts to work with decision makers within the cruise lines to achieve these goals.”Under the Global Executive Partner Program, WSS will support CLIA’s technical and regulatory expertise, while interacting with its team on issues and subjects impacting the industry where partners can provide input.WSS, March 11, 2014
zoom US Port of Oakland has been hit by a new round of work stoppages as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) representatives declined to dispatch workers over the weekend causing a shutdown of terminal operations at the port.Namely, as informed by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), ILWU Local 34 officials refused to dispatch workers for the second shift on Sunday, despite reaching a new agreement in the protracted 2014 negotiations with PMA on a dispatch procedure for Sunday and holiday operations at the port.The ILWU’s work stoppage occurred after the PMA informed Local 34 officials on Wednesday, May 27, that the new dispatch process would be put in place beginning with the second shift on Sunday, May 31, PMA added.Its implementation was initially scheduled for the prior weekend but was postponed to the 31st by mutual agreement so as not to complicate dispatch during the Memorial Day weekend.After the ILWU’s move on Sunday, the PMA took the matter to an area arbitrator who ruled that ILWU officials and dispatchers took a unilateral action in violation of the agreement with PMA.The arbitrator further instructed the ILWU to accept and dispatch employers’ labor orders. The arbitrator also ruled that the ILWU reneged on an agreement to work around the dispute.“This is the third work stoppage caused by the ILWU in Oakland in just over a week. By sanctioning illegal work stoppages, the local ILWU leaders are not just violating the new contract, but are disrespecting the truckers, local residents and small businesses whose livelihoods depend on the efficient and reliable movement of cargo through the port,” PMA said in a statement. “We have a new coastwise contract in place that was recently ratified by both parties, a new understanding in Oakland on dispatch and an arbitrator’s ruling finding the ILWU in violation of that new understanding. It’s time for the ILWU leaders in Oakland to recognize these facts, follow the provisions of the new agreement and join us in regaining the shipping community’s confidence in West Coast ports,” said PMA spokesperson Wade Gates.The PMA reports that labor orders were properly processed for the first shift on Monday, and operations at the Port of Oakland are currently normal.
APTN National NewsA battle on Twitter has been raging for the past couple of days.At the heart of it is Conservative MP Rob Clarke’s private members bill to repeal sections of the Indian Act.One of those who posted their opposition to this was former candidate for National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Pam Palmater.She joined APTN National News anchor Michael Hutchinson from Toronto to discuss.
The initial repatriation involved 146 Afghans returning through the Islam Qala crossing point, west of Herat, according to Kris Janowski, a spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The agency is briefing all returnees about the danger of landmines and security conditions inside Afghanistan. In addition, UNHCR is providing relief supplies such as plastic tarpaulins, stoves, blankets, quilts, sweaters and hygiene materials, while the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is furnishing a food ration. Tension in western Afghanistan forced UNHCR to halt plans to repatriate Afghans from Iran directly to the region starting today, he said. “Instead we have had to send some 21 families homewards via Islam Qala, to the north.”In eastern Afghanistan, meanwhile, Mr. Janowski reported that security problems have disrupted returns from Pakistan. “The bombing in Jalalabad yesterday that killed several bystanders as the Afghan Defence Minister was passing took place near UNHCR distribution centre, which is closed today,” he said. “We hope that security can be restored throughout the region in the next days so that Afghans can again travel via the main Torkham crossing.”Tension is rising at Takhta Baig, just outside Peshawar, where thousands await the reopening of traffic from Torkham into Afghanistan, according to the spokesman. “The refugees are anxious as truck drivers charge them $6 a day while they wait at the crowded site, and everyone wants to see the situation resolved as soon as possible.”
You might already be aware that one of the biggest changes within Windows Phone 8 was the arrival of the NT kernel. That change allowed Microsoft to bring over loads of additional code from Windows 8, including Secure Boot and BitLocker encryption, as well as some pretty big chunks of Internet Explorer 10 — which provided a nice mobile browsing boost to WP8.Apparently, the kernel brought a few other desktop bits with it, including the Windows Recovery screens. And when Windows Phone 8 fails to start, it asks you to pop in your Windows installation disc just like it would on a desktop or laptop. Don’t worry if you can’t locate your disc. As Microsoft always recommends in situations like this, you can also contact your friendly local admin or the company that manufactured your computer for assistance.Clearly the screen we see here is foreshadowing the next generation of Windows Phone devices, which are obviously going to feature 8cm slot-load DVD drives. Full-sized drives would be great, but they’d add just a bit too much bulk.All joking aside, it’s impressive to think that so much of the Windows 8 core is present in Windows Phone as well. That parity should make it easier for Microsoft to maintain a seamless experience across its desktop and mobile platforms in the future.Lest you think the screen was staged by security expert Mikko Hypponnen (who shared the image above on his Twitter feed), it’s appeared for other Windows Phone users as well. It’s not device-specific either: the recovery screen has popped up on everything from a Nokia 920 to the HTC 8s. Some have seen it after becoming stuck in a reboot loop while others were trying to load modified firmware when the message appeared.via WM Power User
Videos Articles Pinterest Now Playing Up Next John Cena To Take Part In New Facebook Series Now Playing Up Next Twitter Videos Articles Videos Articles Charlize Theron Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next Vin Diesel Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Why Total Divas Didnt Change Their Name After WWE Rebranded Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Chris E. Hayner of Zap2It.com is featuring an interview with WWE star John Cena talking about his recent time off from WWE to film the new “American Grit” FOX reality series.“I’ve been a cornerstone of WWE programming since 2002. That’s a long time, it’s more than 10 years. So much so that a portion of our audience has direct complacency with me. ‘Man, Cena holds everybody down. He doesn’t give the new guys a chance.’ From a company perspective, as you know I hold it very near and dear to my heart, the dance floor is open, boys. I’m gone, let’s see who steps up. And I like that. As much as I want to try to distance myself or as much as someone who views me would try to distance myself from WWE, I’m never going to go.”You can check out the full interview with Cena at the link below.Zap2It: John Cena on why he left WWE for ‘American Grit’Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -1:02 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Elias Pokes Fun At John Cena’s Hair In WWE Performance Google+ John Cena WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel
The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto the Senate version of the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill over dozens of provisions, but focused its criticism on the measure’s effort to reorganize the Pentagon.“Reorganizing DOD without careful study and consideration would undermine the department’s ability to continue to carry out its national security functions, and comes at a dangerous time, with U.S. forces deployed across the globe, including as part of the Counter-ISIL campaign and NATO mission in Afghanistan,” the Office of Management and Budget’s Statement of Administration Policy said.The administration singled out language which would eliminate the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, and assign its duties to multiple officials, including an undersecretary for management support, reported the Hill.“These changes would roll back the acquisition reforms of the last two decades and risk returning the department to an era in which overly optimistic cost estimates, inadequate system engineering and developmental testing, inappropriate reliance on immature technologies, ineffective contractor management, and lack of focus on life-cycle costs by the military departments led to explosive cost growth and the failure of multiple major defense acquisition programs,” according to the statement.The White House also criticized provisions imposing new restrictions on the size of the civilian and contractor workforces for DOD headquarters, as the department already is carrying out a plan to trim the size of its headquarters by 25 percent by FY 2020.“The department believes that the imposition of additional limitations on subcategories of headquarters and the revival of old and inconsistent headquarters definitions would add unnecessary bureaucratic requirements, further complicate the mission of reducing headquarters, and reduce the department’s capacity to respond to emergent mission changes and requirements,” OMB stated.The statement also slammed the defense policy bill, S. 2943, for rejecting the administration’s request to hold a new BRAC round in 2019.“Maintaining excess infrastructure is costly and wasteful, and it deprives the department of the ability to reallocate scarce resources to address readiness, modernization, and other national security requirements,” OMB said.As it has in recent years, the White House blasted restrictions on transferring detainees at Guantánamo Bay to the United States.The Senate began debating the authorization bill Monday with the goal of finishing its work by Friday. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
On Thursday (Feb. 16), the U.S. House approved a bill to lift Obama administration restrictions on hunting and trapping of bears, wolves and other predators on federal wildlife refuges in Alaska.Listen nowThe Fish and Wildlife Service said last year the rule will help maintain sustainable populations of bears, wolves and coyotes on national wildlife refuges across the state.Alaska Congressman Don Young said the rule undermines Alaska’s ability to manage wildlife on refuge lands- one-fifth of its land mass. He said the regulation violates the Statehood Act, which gives Alaska the right to manage fish and game.The Humane Society of the United States has been running ads against Young’s repeal bill. They say the rule prevents animal cruelty by banning practices such as killing bears and wolves in their dens and using large leghold traps.The measure was approved on a 225-193 vote. It goes now to the Senate.
Anyone who wants to see how good a video game is before they buy it will likely head on over to Metacritic to see a round-up of all the reviews. There’s also a section and overall score for gamers to give their own opinion making it one of the best independent views of video games there is.Metacritic hasn’t just limited itself to game scores, however, and also ranks game publishers. This week it has expanded its scoring system even further to include individual developers. That means well-known developers, or anyone active in the games industry with titles released will have a career score based on the games they are involved in.While it may put a bit of pressure on individual developers to only make good games, it’s interesting for us to see how the popular developers are performing. It might suprise you to find Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto is not the highest ranked, although he does score a very respectable 80.The average scores given are a little misleading as it is based on the number of games you have released. So someone like Max Shaefer who only has Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and Diablo/Diablo II to his name has a score of 90. Miyamoto on the other hand has many hits, but a few misses so his average goes down.Other notable developers on the list include Peter Molyneux (82), Hideo Kojima (83), Cliff Blezinski (86), Warren Spector (82), John Romero (75), and John Carmack (78).To find out what your favorite developer has scored just visit the Metacritic Advanced Search page and narrow the result down to People/Artists and the Games category.via Gamesindustry.bizMatthew’s OpinionThe score Metacritic comes up with is based on incomplete information so must be taken with a grain of salt. Still, it’s better than nothing and should see those developers who consistently create well-received titles rise to the top. This is about quality, not quantity of games sold after all.Publishers are split into two categories based on how many games they have shipped and do ship each year. It may benefit the career scores to do the same, or at least to take a subset of the games by each developer to make the scoring a little more fair. It’s hard to compare the score of someone who has released 2 games to another who has released 30.
2K Games is continuing the slow trickle of information regarding what we can expect to find in BioShock Infinite. And the video released today gives us some insight into how the team is working to really shake things up with different enemy units.This video is all about a character known as the Handyman. He’s encased in a metal suit with an exposed heart and cut up face, while the back story as to why he’s like like that is meant to be quite sad, apparently. But it’s his abilities in-game that has me excited.As well as being a formidable foe due to his size and massize ceramic fists, he can appear from distance very quickly due to his ability to jump long distances (think The Hulk). That makes him a constant threat you may hear arrive before you actually see him.Interestingly, even other enemy units are scared of him. That’s not because he means them harm, but he will search them out and actively use them against the player. For example, he may pick up a smaller enemy and throw them at the player causing an immediate threat to you. In so doing you have two threats to worry about while he’s around: the Handyman trying to grab or hit you himself, as well as the units he launches directly at you while moving in closer for an attack.I expect there’s going to be more than a few memorable set pieces involving this character throughout the game, which sees a release on October 16.
Captain Henry Morgan is best known today as the face of a famous brand of spiced rum. However, this legendary buccaneer was actually a real life character, known for his incredible adventures on the high seas. According to Historic UK, Henry Morgan was born in 1635 to a wealthy farming family in South Wales. Although Morgan came from a relatively privileged background, little is known of his early life other than the fact that he left for the West Indies as a young man.Captain Morgan Spiced Rum bottleSome early biographers argued that he was kidnapped and sold into indentured service, but it is now widely accepted that he joined Cromwell’s troops in 1654 and was sent to the Caribbean to attack the Spanish. As part of this expedition, Morgan landed in Barbados in 1655 and participated in the conquest of Jamaica.During this period, according to Historic UK, the British were engaged in a protracted war against the Spanish, much of which was fought in the Americas and the Caribbean. In order to destabilize their Spanish foes, the British empowered private merchant vessels crewed by men known as privateers, and granted them license to attack Spanish ships in times of war.Henry MorganEssentially legal pirates, these privateers came to the Americas in droves in order to earn glory and riches on the open seas. They were loosely organized in a coalition known as the Brethren of the Coast, and based themselves on the island of Tortuga and the city of Port Royal in Jamaica.Henry Morgan was one of these enterprising fighters and is credited with transforming the Brethren’s structure and organization, helping to develop a code of conduct that would regulate the behavior of his fellow privateers. He quickly earned the respect of his followers, due to his sharp wit, strategic mind, and skill as a commander.Morgan’s attack on the Castillo de San Jeronimo, Porto BelloIn 1666 he was made Colonel of the Port Militia and was elected to the position of Admiral by his fellow privateers. One of his most notable successes came in 1668, when he raided the Spanish town of Porto Bello, devising an unusual strategy in order to take the three fortresses that guarded the city.Morgan captured a group of Spanish nuns and used them as a human shield as he stormed the city. Fearful of invoking the wrath of God by harming the nuns, the Spanish soldiers could not retaliate, and Morgan and his men successfully overcame the 3,000-strong Spanish force.“Capt. Hen. Morgan before Panama which he took from the Spaniards” (c. 1736 engraving)Not content with simply capturing the city and all the wealth contained within it, Morgan then set about ransoming his new conquest. He demanded an astronomical sum (100,000 pieces of eight) and threatened to raze the city to the ground if the Spanish governor didn’t pay up within the allotted time. Aware that Morgan was a man of his word, the governor capitulated, and Morgan and his followers became rich men.Related Video: 10 Crazy Pirate Traditions Most People Don’t Know AboutMorgan continued his career as a privateer, and was renowned for his generosity towards his own men, and his ruthless lack of mercy towards those he captured. His reputation as a fearsome commander and scourge of the Spanish grew, particularly following the conquests of Maracaibo and Panama, where he overcame the carefully guarded city losing just 15 of his men. His success attracted more and more recruits, and the privateers soon held sway over the Caribbean.Morgan attacking Panama, 1671However, Morgan’s attack on Panama, the jewel in the Spanish crown, was a step too far. Unbeknownst to him, the British and the Spanish had signed a peace treaty in Madrid two years earlier, meaning that Morgan’s actions were no longer sanctioned by the British state. In 1672 he was recalled to London and arrested in a move designed to appease the Spanish.However, although he was nominally reprimanded, Morgan was received in London as a conquering hero. Instead of earning a punishment for his illegal activities, he was released, knighted and sent back to the Caribbean in a new post. His privateering days were over, and Morgan was appointed as Deputy Governor of the British colony of Jamaica.Captain Morgan, Brugal rum and Coors Light signs displayed on buildings in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, US Virgin IslandsThis privateer-turned-politician continued to earn as much success on land as he had at sea. Morgan became a respectable, wealthy landowner, and grew rich on the profits of trade. He was a talented politician and he remained in his post longer than any other governor of Jamaica.Read another story from us: 5 Fascinating Facts about Robinson Crusoe on its 300th BirthdayA legendary buccaneer, his exploits as a privateer have inspired countless stories of piracy and adventure on the high seas, providing a model for much-loved characters such as Jack Sparrow. However his career as a politician has been largely forgotten and instead he remains best-known as the colorful character that graces the bottles of spiced rum that bear his name.
April 24, 2015 The Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger just imploded and Mark Cuban isn’t happy about it. The outspoken billionaire investor and “Shark Tank” star took to Twitter today to kvetch about the failed fusion, sarcastically congratulating the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its “first skin on the wall” in its crusade for a free, open Internet. Cuban’s cranky tweet-venting on the foiled merger, the news of which broke yesterday, doesn’t come as a surprise. (What did, however, was the tweet’s lack of profanity.) It’s no secret that the swear-happy serial entrepreneur vehemently opposes net neutrality, nor that he would point the finger at the FCC and its net neutrality rules for the demise of the $45 billion merger.Related: What Is Net Neutrality, and How Can It Affect Your Business?He’s not off the mark. After all, Comcast and Time Warner climbing into bed together would give rise to a single media monopoly wielding power over 40 percent of the public’s access to the Internet. Nothing neutral about that. In the past, Cuban has called the FCC’s Open Internet Order the “dumbest thing ever” and warned that “it will *uck everything up.” And, apparently to him (and everyone else who can see the forest for the trees), it did just that with the dashed Comcast-Time Warner mega merger. The Chicago-based former tech exec, who, mind you, built his own empire on the open Internet, made no bones about placing blame for the merger meltdown:Congrats to the Department of the Internet-@FCC for their first skin on the wall- @Comcast @TWC Merger.Disagree with #NetNeutrality and boom— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) April 24, 2015Basically, Cuban is saying that, monopoly issues aside, because the two corporate giants are against net neutrality, the FCC turned their potential marriage into a divorce before they even said “I do.” Related: Despite What Mark Cuban Says, Net Neutrality Will Not Create ‘Uncertainty’As you probably know by now, last February, the FCC adopted a landmark policy known as net neutrality. On the day of the historic ruling, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the aim of the controversial policy is to make sure “that no one — whether government or corporate — should control free and open access to the Internet.” In short, the order doesn’t allow broadband ISPs, like Comcast and Time Warner, to charge content providers for faster speeds. Instead, they must remain neutral Internet traffic gateways that handle different types of online traffic the same way and for the same costs. Sorry, Cuban, no fast lanes allowed. Related: FCC Adopts Tough Net Neutrality Rule in Historic Regulatory ShiftThe FCC reclassified broadband ISPs as “telecommunication services” subject to regulation similar to the telephone monopolies of the last century. The reclassification gives the commission far greater authority to prevent the companies that own bandwidth from favoring some content providers.Cuban recently told the Washington Post that he thinks ISPs should be able to charge content providers for fast lanes, saying that future high-bitrate applications that we can’t even fathom yet will require them. These coming applications, he says, could include bandwidth vampire medical apps that would enable doctors to view live video from accident scenes over 5G networks, as well as machine vision apps. Without fast lanes, the content won’t be delivered quickly enough, he claims.Related: Mark Cuban: Why This Tech Bubble Is Worse Than the Tech Bubble of 2000 Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 3 min read
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Money and prisoners are streaming in as the Ladysmith Gazette’s Toys for Joy ‘Jail and Bail’ continues to be the talk of the town.One local businesswoman has already donated over R10,000 towards the campaign during her stay in the cells.Everyone is biting their finger nails to see who is going to be arrested next.We can confirm that a senior businessman from a multi-national business is expected to be arrested within the next 2 hours.Also read: Ladysmith Gazette Toys for Joy’s Jail and Bail a huge success so far Also read: Ladysmith Gazette Toys for Joy’s Jail & Bail a huge success so farAlso read: Gazette staff seen preparing hampers for last years Toys for Joy Also read: Gazette staff raising money last year at Wimpy EngenHe is well known and well liked within the community, and his arrest will come as no surprise, as he is always willing to help out a good cause.If you can guess who it is, comment below.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!
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 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 Related Content November 15, 2012 – Intelerad Medical Systems is currently ramping up for this year’s RSNA, which takes place November 25-30 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The Intelerad booth this year is #4814, which is located in Hall A of the event center’s South Building.“We’re very much looking forward to RSNA this year,” said Randall Oka, president and CEO, Intelerad. “As a company, we’ve grown a lot in the past few years and are looking forward to meeting with current and future customers to discuss our new offerings and how they help manage the challenges of radiology practices today.”New ProductsFlow™ by Intelerad® provides radiologists with fluid diagnostic experiences across streamlined workflows, accelerating team collaboration and growing business in complex distributed environments. With its unified interface, intelligent worklists, structured reports and embedded subspecialty tools, Flow is a high performance enterprise diagnostics solution that lets teams deliver quality results smarter, faster.InteleConnect Clinical Hub is an online portal for referring physicians, providing easy access to patient images and exams, anywhere and anytime. Through the solution’s universal clinical viewer, InteleConnect provides physicians with zero-footprint access to any internal or third-party PACS or DICOM archive, using desktop web browsers, mobile devices, or even a streamlined iOS app.Nuage™ Disaster Recovery Services provides hosted disaster recovery solutions for hospitals and ambulatory imaging providers. Built on the Nuage Cloud Imaging Platform by Intelerad, Nuage services are scalable and supported by Intelerad infrastructure. Secured at multiple tier-3 data centers and monitored 24/7, Nuage provides cost-effective PACS data security and reliable business continuity.Intelerad’s InteleOne Solution Receives High Marks from KLASIn October, Intelerad’s InteleOne solution received an overall grade of A- in the KLAS research report InteleOne: A KLAS Innovation Review. The report was written by KLAS analysts, with the findings based on a comprehensive series of interviews conducted with InteleOne customers.Amongst the report’s key findings, InteleOne customers reported improvements in efficiency and workflow, with over 70% seeing a good or excellent ROI. Furthermore, over 60% of customers have seen improved customer relationships. In terms of integration, KLAS validated that InteleOne currently interfaces with 36 different PACS, RIS and EMR solutions.Intelerad-sponsored events at RSNAOn Sunday, November 25 at 11 a.m., Intelerad will present Radiology Business Journal’s list of the 100 largest radiology practices. This list will be unveiled at Intelerad’s booth.On Tuesday, November 27, Intelerad is sponsoring the first annual RSNA 5K Fun Run, which benefits the RSNA Research & Education Foundation. 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Pope Francis could become the first pontiff ever to address Congress after being offered a historic invitation by US House leaders on Thursday.House Speaker John Boehner sent a formal, open invitation to the pontiff, who on Thursday marked the first anniversary of his election to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. Boehner’s office said the Vatican had yet to respond to the invite.Boehner in a statement lauded Francis’s popular message of mercy and serving the poor and how it transcended religious and cultural differences.“Pope Francis has inspired millions of Americans with his pastoral manner and servant leadership, challenging all people to lead lives of mercy, forgiveness, solidarity, and humble service,” Boehner said in a statement.“His tireless call for the protection of the most vulnerable among us — the ailing, the disadvantaged, the unemployed, the impoverished, the unborn — has awakened hearts on every continent.”No date was mentioned in the invitation, but reports have said the pope hopes to visit the United States next year to attend a global conference on families in Philadelphia in September.Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi, who attended Francis’s inauguration last year at the Vatican, said she was pleased that the pope would be able to bring his message directly to Americans. Pelosi, like Boehner, is Catholic.Pope Francis, everyone’s favorite pope, also has an open invitation from Laura Chinchilla to visit the Costa Rica. Facebook Comments Related posts:Chinchilla meets everybody’s favorite pope, invites him to Costa Rica Pope Francis shows off his new Sele jersey Pope Francis meets the Castros after mass on iconic Havana square Pope Francis tells bishops that clergy abuse must not be repeated
Related posts:Police seize $1 million collection of pre-Columbian art in Santa Ana Random Photo of the Month: Ethiopians watch Costa Rica’s La Sele get beat by Spain With abortion banned in Zika countries, women beg on web for abortion pills Solís promises rapid rebuilding in Hurricane Otto’s wake; donation drives continue LONDON – The search for four Britons missing in the North Atlantic Ocean was called off Sunday, three days after their yacht began taking on water.The crew of the Cheeki Rafiki, a 40-foot performance racer-cruiser, first ran into difficulties on Thursday some 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) east of Cape Cod in Massachusetts.The yachtsmen were returning from Antigua Sailing Week in the Caribbean.They were diverting to the Azores, the Portuguese island group, on Friday when contact with the yacht was lost.The men were sailing the boat back to Southampton on the southern English coast for the yacht training and charter company Stormforce Coaching.“They had not been able to ascertain where the water ingress was from and were diverting to the Azores,” said Stormforce director Doug Innes.“Unfortunately we lost contact during the early hours of Friday morning and we believe it is possible the crew abandoned to the life raft.“Search and Rescue authorities were mobilized and a mixture of Canadian and U.S. aircraft along with merchant vessels searched throughout Friday and Saturday.“Although the search efforts coordinated by Boston were exceptional we are devastated that the search has now been called off so soon.“Our thoughts are with the four yachtsmen and their families and we hope and pray for them all.”A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “We are aware of a missing yacht off the east coast of the USA with four British nationals on board.“We are in continual contact with the U.S. Coast Guard and are providing consular assistance to the families.” Facebook Comments
In this Thursday, June 25, 2015 photo, a pirated copy of the book “Liar’s Poker” by Michael Lewis, hosted on and loaded from a website run by the Chinese Commerce Ministry, is displayed on a computer screen in Beijing. A complete bootlegged copy of Lewis’ bestselling book about Wall Street, “Liar’s Poker,” was hosted on the official website of the ministry, the agency responsible for intellectual property protection in China, The Associated Press has found. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)n New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Comments Share Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of China has a long and troubled history with copyright infringement. Despite high-level attempts to bolster enforcement, particularly as Beijing turns to innovation as a source of economic growth, piracy remains rampant — and widely tolerated.Andrew Hay, director of security research at OpenDNS, a network security firm based in San Francisco, confirmed the file was hosted on the Ministry of Commerce website and was not a spoof.Internet registry records show that the website was created in 2003 by the ministry’s Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Department. The pirated copy of “Liar’s Poker” — which had been available at http://images.mofcom.gov.cn/kjxh/accessory/200801/1201672069708.pdf — was created in 2006, according to metadata embedded in the PDF file. The pirated e-book has been lurking on the ministry’s website since at least 2008, according to the San Francisco-based Internet Archive, which preserves copies of old websites.It isn’t clear whether whoever uploaded the pirated book to the ministry’s servers meant for it to be seen across the Web, but it’s clear many have noticed — and downloaded it — since. One message board user included a link to the ministry’s website in a 2013 post entitled, “Best Business Books.” Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The “Liar’s Poker” PDF on the ministry’s website carried a banner ad for a Chinese website called www.gushow.com , which offers free downloads of bootlegged books, including Chinese translations of books by George Soros.Lei Geng, who runs www.gushow.com , said he was surprised his company was advertised on the ministry’s website.“Before you called me I had no idea my website’s ad was on the Ministry of Commerce website,” he said. Lei said that he downloaded PDFs of the bootlegged books he distributes from Baidu, China’s most widely used search engine.Asked whether he was aware that it is illegal to distribute copyrighted material for free, he said, “Don’t pretend that you find this unusual.”The Commerce Ministry is not the only place to offer free copies of Lewis’ book in China. The AP was able to find three bootlegged copies of “Liar’s Poker” on Baidu Library, a document sharing platform, and one on Baidu’s cloud storage platform. Together, they had been read by over 500 people.“Those should not be there,” said Baidu spokesman Kaiser Kuo. Once the copyright holder reports the infringement, Baidu will “remove them with alacrity,” he said. “If Michael Lewis’ publisher would contact us, it would be great.” Sponsored Stories 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches In 2012, a Chinese court ordered Baidu to pay 145,000 yuan ($23,350) compensation to three best-selling Chinese authors for copyright infringement.Since then, Baidu has stepped up copyright enforcement, instating 999-character limits on uploads to Baidu Library and working closely with publishers to flag infringing content.Dorothy Cook, who is responsible for international sales at W.W. Norton & Co., which publishes “Liar’s Poker,” said Thursday night that she had alerted the department that handles copyright violations and take-down notices of the infringing content pointed out by the AP. “We’ve already reported this and are trying to get them taken down,” she said. “It’s a perennial problem.”The 25th anniversary edition of “Liar’s Poker” sells for 201 yuan ($32.00) on Amazon China.___Satter contributed from London.___Follow Kinetz on Twitter at twitter.com/ekinetz and Satter at twitter.com/razhaelCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories SHANGHAI (AP) — A complete bootlegged copy of Michael Lewis’ bestselling book about Wall Street, “Liar’s Poker,” was hosted on the official website of the Chinese Commerce Ministry, the agency responsible for intellectual property protection in China, The Associated Press has found.How and why a PDF, in English, of Lewis’ raucous memoir about the excesses of Wall Street in the 1980s ended up on the ministry’s site remains a mystery. The ministry did not respond to multiple requests for comment this week, but on Friday removed the page from its website. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall
Kit van Wagner Silverseas cruisesSilversea Cruises hosts pre Antarctica season expedition trainingAhead of the Antarctica season, 12 members of Silversea’s Expedition Team spent four days at pre-season training in the Chilean Andes. Between 29 October and 3 November 2018, the team of expedition specialists undertook a number of educational activities, building on their existing skillsets and enabling them to enrich the offering for Silversea’s guests. In its 10th season of deep travel in Antarctica, the cruise line is investing heavily in the training and development of its knowledgeable Expedition Team.The training included four days and three nights of camping with skills-based learning and leadership development. Several team-building activities were included throughout the program, which also included a challenging high ropes course, snow and ice awareness workshops, route-finding and orienteering sessions, a wilderness medicine refresher, and an emergency evacuation scenario.With a base camp located near Chile’s breathtaking El Morado Natural Monument, the activity-rich programme was a highly challenging, high altitude, skills-driven, experiential learning and leadership building tour-de-force. After camping in the rough, practicing emergency medical scenarios, and brushing up on ice and snow skills, the team members parted ways ready to greet the wilds of Antarctica and welcome Silversea Expeditions’ guests aboard. Of the 12 Expedition Specialists who participated in the training, eight embarked Silver Explorer ahead of the Antarctica season.“As a way of enriching the cruising experience for our expedition guests in the region, the pre-Antarctica training camp was a huge success,” says Kit van Wagner, Silversea’s Director of Expedition Training and Staff Development. “This training represents Silversea’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of expedition cruising. Silversea’s industry-leading expedition team offers on-board lectures and workshops, and leads excursions in each destination. Through these types of training events, their knowledge is improved and our guests’ experiences are enhanced.”Silversea’s Expeditions Team’s skills will be put into practice on a number of immersive voyages in Antarctica, including the following sample itineraries:· 1925 – Buenos Aires to UshuaiaSilver Cloud will begin the Antarctic season in 2019, departing the vibrant city of Buenos Aires for Ushuaia on 24 November. This 16-day voyage will take guests deeper into the authentic beauty of Antarctica on a one-of-a-kind itinerary, which will see the most luxurious expedition ship afloat call at Puerto Madryn, New Island, West Point Island, Stanley, Elephant Island, Antarctic Sound, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, and Drake Passage. During this in-depth tour of Antarctica, guests will witness penguins and other remarkable wildlife, journey to see where Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men were stranded for four months, and cruise around vast icebergs by Zodiac® craft, among other standout experiences. Fares start at AUD$19,080* per person, based on double occupancy in a Vista Suite, including a 10% Early Booking Bonus.· 1927 – Ushuaia to UshuaiaDeparting on 20 December 2019, Silver Cloud will unlock a number of Antarctica’s highlights for guests on this 15-day roundtrip voyage from Ushuaia, offering a festive holiday season and a memorable New Year celebration in an icy wonderland. After a day at sea, guests will reach West Point Island, from which they’ll journey to Saunders Island, Stanley, Elephant Island, Antarctic Sound, the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands, and Drake Passage. Incorporating enriching experiences in the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, this remarkable itinerary promises an unforgettable expedition. Fares start at AUD$21,600* per person, based double occupancy in a Vista Suite, including a 10% Early Booking Bonus.· 7004 – Ushuaia to UshuaiaAboard the intimate Silver Explorer, guests will traverse the legendary Drake Passage to explore the Antarctic Peninsula on this classic 12-day roundtrip itinerary. Departing 21 February 21 2020, the voyage will take guests to Antarctic Sound via Drake Passage, before calling at the Antarctic Peninsula, and the South Shetland Islands, before returning to Ushuaia via the Drake Passage. Four overnights at the Antarctic Peninsula will enable guests to take to the water on Zodiac® crafts, as they journey to witness penguin rookeries, seals, whales, and rare birds; tabular icebergs; and sites of historical interest. Fares begin at AUD$16,200 per person, based double occupancy in an Adventurer Suite, including a 10% Early Booking Bonus.Silversea Antarctica All-InclusiveWhen booking select Antarctica voyages, guests will also receive: complimentary international economy return airfares to Buenos Aires or Santiago, or Business Class fares for just AUD$2,999 per person each way; economy roundtrip domestic flights; transfers between airport, hotel and ship; and one night pre-cruise accommodation.Aboard Silversea’s expedition ships, the cruise line’s guests are able to journey into the world’s remotest destinations in ultimate luxury. As well as on-board lectures and shore excursions included as standard, guests enjoy ocean-view suites, sumptuous cuisine, and the personalised service of a butler. Enriching the experience are such all-inclusive amenities as complimentary premium wines and spirits, speciality coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks served throughout the ship; an in-suite bar, stocked with guests’ preferences; a 24-hour in-suite dining service; and unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi (location permitting).View Silversea’s voyages to Antarctica: https://www.silversea.com/destinations/antarctica-cruise.htmlSource = Silversea Cruises
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “No,” he said. “It’s just raw emotion.”Follow Craig Morgan on Twitter – / 21 GLENDALE, Ariz. — When Cardinals outside linebacker Chandler Jones discusses the joy of the sack, the double meaning is intended.“It’s right up there with sex,” Jones said, laughing. “They’re both very high on the list.”Jones isn’t concerned with which one ranks higher.“I can’t compare them,” he said. “One’s work and one is pleasure.” Chandler Jones pressuring the quarterback at training camp. (Adam Green) Jones understands his role clearly, and aside from winning and the aforementioned, extra-curricular activity, there is nothing he would rather do than sack the quarterback.“It’s a great feeling, honestly,” he said “You get an adrenaline rush after driving the quarterback into the grass.”Of the 36 sacks Jones has recorded, two stand out. Last season, he was double-teamed in Miami.“It was a three-man rush and they had an eight-man protection,” he said. “I split between two guys and I sacked Ryan Tannehill. I liked that move.”Then there was the sack he produced in Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale.“There’s nothing like a Super Bowl sack, and now I’m playing in that same stadium,” he said. “I was actually playing a 4-technique, a defensive end in a 3-4. I got off the ball quick and I just beat my guy off the ball, swiped him, ran Russell Wilson down and got up and did a little dance.”Jones always has a gameplan for how he’s going to attack an offensive line, but much of that plan evolves over the course of a game.“First, you look at alignments, then assignments then it’s about execution,” he said. “A lot of times, you have everything in your mind that you want to do but it almost never goes as planned. “With good offensive tackles, they change their sets so I’m more of a reactionary rusher — whatever they give I take. I go through a series of moves depending on what he gives, and then I’ll decide this is what I need to do because this is his weak point. I don’t care how good you are, you’re going to have some weak points in your game and throughout that first half I’m trying to find it, if I don’t know it already.”Jones always knows when he’s in an opponent’s head.“Not after the first time you beat a guy, but for me, after I beat a guy inside a couple times I know, ‘now I’ve got this guy,’” he said. “For an offensive lineman to give away his inside, that’s the cardinal sin. If you can do that you have him right where you want him.”Some players rehearse their sack dances ahead of time for maximum choreography. Jones is an ad-libber who normally opts for spontaneous celebrations.“I know a lot of people try to brainstorm and plot them out, but mostly I just try to do whatever comes to mind or whatever I saw that looked cool the week before,” he said.When Jones finally reaches his goal, he said there are no words to describe the joy feels after recording a sack. Comments Share If everything goes according to plan for Jones this season, he’ll be drawing a great deal of pleasure from his work. The Cardinals acquired the 26-year-old pass rushing specialist in March for underachieving guard Jonathan Cooper and a second-round pick. The team had been looking to add a young, elite pass rusher for the past several seasons, but that commodity is one of the most difficult to find.“He’s long and he’s everything that you thought he was,” coach Bruce Arians said Sunday. “He’s a great worker. I’m glad he’s on our team right now. I think he’s going to have a great year.”In four NFL seasons, Jones has 36 sacks, including a career-high 12.5 last season for New England. The chance for Jones, defensive end Calais Campbell and outside linebacker Markus Golden to play off each other this season has the trio dreaming of the endless opportunities ahead.“Oh yeah,” Campbell said. “The sky is the limit this year and it could really be a big year for all of us.“Chandler and I will probably get a lot of protections sliding our way, but then Markus has been dominant on the other side as well so when you have a team full of guys who are playmakers, you just pick your poison. You can only stop so many of us.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments Share TEMPE, Ariz. — When speaking Sunday about Carson Palmer’s status for his team’s Thursday night matchup with the San Francisco 49ers, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians made it clear the veteran was unlikely to be ready to go.Palmer suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter of the team’s 17-13 loss to the Rams, and at that point was entered into the league’s protocol for such injuries.“Probably not, probably not,” Arians said then when asked if Palmer could play against the 49ers if he is healthy by Thursday evening. “We’ll be very, very careful with this injury. It’s not like a sore wrist or a sore shoulder.” From there, it’s all a matter of the player no longer displaying or suffering from any effects, at which point they will be cleared to return to practice and then, as long as that goes well, game action.Palmer has a ways to go before that can be a possibility, but at the same time, Arians said he would not be surprised if his starter was in fact able to play.“Nothing surprises me with these guys getting healthy, anymore,” he said.Arians went on to say Palmer was going to do the physical activity part of the process on Monday, and because of that if things go well, the chance for him to play is there.The coach said Palmer sounded good when he spoke with him Sunday night, adding that he spoke mostly to Palmer’s wife. But, his QB did have something to say.“He said ‘I’m OK, don’t worry about it,’” Arians said. “And that’s about it.”In four games this season, Palmer has completed 90-of-153 passes for 1,150 yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions. His numbers are not what they were last season, when he was in the conversation for league MVP, but with the Cardinals at 1-3, having him on the field Thursday would be ideal.If Palmer is unable to go, Stanton will get the nod for his first start since the 2014 season, when he also played in relief of an injured Palmer. Arians and the players have expressed nothing but confidence in him, with the coach saying Monday that the game plan would not change one bit if Palmer isn’t available. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “They’re so similar and we don’t have to change anything when he’s in there,” he said.And even if Palmer does not get on the practice field Tuesday or Wednesday, Arians now says that would not necessarily prevent him from suiting up on Thursday.“No, he doesn’t (have to practice),” he said. “He doesn’t practice on Wednesdays anyway. It’s not like they’re doing something he hasn’t seen before. He’d be more than ready to go.”When the clock reached zero on Sunday’s loss, the idea that Stanton would be starting seemed all but certain. But less than a day later there is a chance Palmer could be ready, which Arians said is encouraging.“Yeah,” he said. “From what I thought yesterday, I thought there was no chance.”Follow Adam Green on Twitter Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws under pressure from Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) That made sense — concussions are a very tricky and delicate thing to deal with. Some dissipate quickly, whereas some are difficult to shake.But on Monday, after his team finished a walk-through to begin their week, the coach had a decidedly different and more optimistic tone with regards to Palmer, who is still in the protocol.“He got better last night and improved,” Arians said. “I talked to him last night and his wife, and like I’ve said, it’s all up to the doctors.”Palmer’s backup, Drew Stanton, also got a sense that the QB is doing better.“I did,” he said. “I think that Carson is a true professional. He is one of those guys that is going to do everything in his power to get ready to play whenever the next time comes.”To prepare for Palmer’s potential absence, the Cardinals reportedly have signed quarterback Zac Dysert off the practice squad to add depth behind Stanton.At 1-3, the sooner Palmer gets back on the field, the better. But it’s not up to him or the team.The concussion protocol states that when a potential concussion is identified the player should be immediately removed from the field, which Palmer was. From there, the team’s physician as well as an unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant will review video of the play and perform a focused neurological exam. If at that point there is suspicion of a concussion, the player will be taken to the locker room for a full assessment, and at that point it’s a matter of no longer displaying symptoms from the injury — while participating in some physical activity — before being allowed to return. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact