Magsaysay Award winner says put under house arrest Lucknow administration denies charge

first_imgLucknow: Ramon Magsaysay Award winner social activist Sandeep Pandey here on Sunday claimed that he was put under house arrest on three occasions in the past week to prevent him from expressing views on national issues. The Lucknow district administration, however, rejected the claim. “In the past one week, we have been stopped thrice by the police and administration from freely expressing our views. I was put under house arrest on three occasions (August 11, 16 and 17),” Pandey claimed, adding that they were prevented from going to Ayodhya for a two-day programme on communal amity on Saturday. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”We were stopped mid-way,” Pandey said. The social activist slammed the alleged “stalling” of their programmes, saying it seemed as if “there was a ban on the freedom of expression”. Pandey said on August 16, they were prevented from going to Hazaratganj in Lucknow, where they were scheduled to hold a candlelight demonstration near the Mahatma Gandhi statue against the scrapping of the special status for Jammu and kashmir. “Police arrived again at my and advocate Mohammad Shoaib’s place to put us under house arrest an hour and half ago before the programme,” Pandey had said in a statement issued on August 16. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHe said their August 11 protest was for the “restoration of democracy” in the Valley. On the other hand, Lucknow District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma rubbished the claims made by Pandey, who had won the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2002 in the emergent leader category. “Who is stopping him from holding protests at the Eco Garden in the city. He cannot stage any protest in Hazratganj — the heart of the state capital — as the High Court has banned all protests in the area,” he said. “The dharna sthal (protest venue) of the district has been identified and he is most welcome to hold any protest, dharna or agitation there for as many days he likes. Why does he deliberately opts for spots where protests are not allowed?” the Lucknow DM said. Sharma said earlier Pandey was told to go to the Eco Garden but “he did not comply” with the orders. The DM denied that Pandey was put under house arrest. “He was neither put under house arrest nor detained. We intervened when they announced to go to Hazratganj.”last_img read more

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While Promoting Broadway Show Meat Loaf Proves that Rock and Roll Dreams

first_imgMeat Loaf stepped onto the stage, still looking like the kind of guy you’d hang out with over a good conversation. The show, taking place just outside Mirvish Theatre in Downtown Toronto, opened with a gang of bikers rolling up. It’s like all the best parts of your childhood standing in front of you, within reach.I’m a nineties kid, but I was lucky enough to grow up listening to Meat Loaf thanks to a family that loves music, and a collection of cassette tapes that sat in the storage below the living room stereo. I can still remember the smell of the tapes, and how frustrating it was to have to rewind each one before listening to them. If you weren’t careful, sometimes the film inside would pull out and you’d have to spin one of the circles backwards till the cassette tape would go back into place.Do I exaggerate when I say I know all the lyrics on both Part One AND Two? Far from it. Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Twitter What soon followed were the cast members performing in costume several of the songs, enough to give a taste of what’s expected from the  Broadway show. Catch a glimpse here to see the hype.“I remember everything as if it happened only yesterday,” utters Andrew Polec in the role of Strat, in the Wasted Youth monologue. Forceful enough to make Papa Shakespeare proud.And it does feel like yesterday, regardless of generation.At the point when I started listening to this album I was barely just starting to write my first scripts, and yet I could already imagine the characters and costumes for Paradise by the Dashboard Lights; lip-syncing to I’d Do Anything For Love and Good Girls Go to Heaven; Fist-pumping to the rebellion-themed Life is a Lemon…Damn, what a gal would do to get a chance at adapting that into a film.And that’s not something I’d “want my money back” from either.Fast forward a decade since and now comes the Broadway production of ‘Bat Out Of Hell’. It might not be how I’ve imagined it, or how other fans imagined it, but it’s worth it. As someone still fresh in my own youth, it’s impossible for anyone to have waited for this as long as Jim Steinman has. Jim Steinman, the mastermind and songwriter behind it, first wrote the soundtrack when he was just in college.By 1972 Jim met singer Meat Loaf (Michael Lee Aday), who at the time was a cast member on a musical he helped collaborate. As they say, the rest is history.By the time ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ was officially released onto the music scene in October 1977, it received mixed reviews that eventually grew into a cult following. Since then, it’s sold 43 million albums worldwide. Considering that many of the songs reach an average eight to ten minutes, filled with operatic vocals and loud instruments, it was hard to classify which genre it belonged to. In an interview with CTV, Meat Loaf stated that “out of hundreds of reviews, we got one good review from the Cleveland Plain Dealer.”For years there was speculation as to when it would finally be adapted on screen, or least of all, on stage.Then we always hear about that one work that makes an artist’s career. Often it’s the one you’d least expect. The one where you’re sitting and you find yourself innocently strumming the guitar, or jotting ideas pen to paper, then suddenly… You’ve done this so many times before, till you realize, this one- this one is gonna be different.Like any great art, Jim likely didn’t know the impact his work would have, but we’re thankful he brought it this far. ‘Bat Out Of Hell The Musical’ is the culmination of everything a writer works for. It’s enough to prove that in the end, “rock and roll dreams” really do come true.‘Bat Out Of Hell’ is expected to make its North American debut in Toronto at the Mirvish Theatre on October 14th 2017, running till December 3. Tickets go on sale May 24th on the venue’s website.last_img read more

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Rahul promises exclusive Ministry for Fisheries

first_imgThrissur (Kerala): Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday assured the fishermen community that a Congress-led government will form a special Ministry for fisheries. Gandhi said this while addressing a meeting here at the ‘Fishermen’s Parliament’. “I am not like Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi who does not keep his promises. I assure you and promise you that when our government comes to power in 2019, there will be a dedicated Ministry for fisheries,” said Gandhi. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! “Go through my speeches. Whatever I have said will be done, has been done. The exclusive ministry for your needs will be like a non-violent weapon for all of you. Issues with the Sri Lankan Navy, Coastal Regulation Zone and trawlers will all be addressed,” added Gandhi. Gandhi arrived here on Wednesday night. After meeting the families of three Congress workers killed by alleged CPI-M workers in Kannur and Kasargode, he will return to Kozhikode to kickstart the Lok Sabha poll campaign in the state.last_img read more

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BJP supporters protest against nomination of outsiders turncoats

first_imgKolkata: Infighting in BJP came to light once again, with party supporters protesting against party nominees in different parts of the state.Supporters were vocal against the nomination of Nisith Pramanik, who has been fielded from the Cooch Behar Lok Sabha seat while the party’s vice-president Rajkamal Pathak announced his resignation from the post after being denied ticket for the Lok Sabha. Pathak had wanted to contest from either the Sreerampur or Hooghly seat. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSoon after the candidate list was announced, a section of workers ransacked the BJP party office at Cooch Behar and demanded resignation of their district president Malati Rava. Pramanik had recently joined the saffron party from Trinamool Congress. “We do not want any turncoat to be selected from Cooch Behar. The party did not consider leaders who have been fighting against Trinamool for years. The list is finalised after consultation with the party’s top district leadership,” a worker said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe car of Rava was ransacked and when she tried to walk home, she was allegedly heckled by some agitators. Refuting allegations against her, Rava said the central leadership had nominated Pramanik and district leaders had “no say” regarding the same. It may be mentioned that Pramanaik had joined the saffron party on February 28 in Delhi from Trinamool Congress. “They do not accept him as the Cooch Behar candidate and have expressed their dissatisfaction. It is a natural phenomenon in a political party and everything would be sorted out,” Rava said. According to party sources, Dipak Barman, a long-time party worker, may fight from the seat as an Independent Candidate. The situation has taken such an alarming turn that under the instructions of BJP president Amit Shah, the party’s observer in Bengal Arvind Menon reached Cooch Behar on Friday night to bring things under control. BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said on Friday that the party workers have to accept the decision of the central leadership. Meanwhile, Pathak expressed his discontentment over party leadership alleging that the party has ignored old and veteran leadership in fielding candidates. The party’s women’s wing president Locket Chatterjee has been fielded from Hooghly, while state youth wing (Yuba Morcha) chief Debojit Sarkar has been fielded from Sreerampur. Pathak has already sent his resignation to Dilip Ghosh. Meanwhile, posters put up in protest against the candidature of state BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu were also seen in North 24-Parganas. A banner, which bore the names of the district BJP leaders, termed Basu as an ‘outsider’.last_img read more

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Resounding success of Alberta energy rebates prompts second round

CALGARY — The Alberta government is launching a second round of discounts on energy efficient products after the initial round proved wildly successful.The instant rebates cover the same range of home products discounted in the first round of the program, including low-flow shower heads, LED lights, dimmer switches and smart power bars.Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said the government decided to add a second round after the first round resulted in a 40,000 per cent surge in low-flow shower head sales and between 8,000 and 14,500 per cent increases in LED-type light sales.Phillips said sales of energy efficient products in the first round totalled 4.3 million, resulting in energy savings of 420,000 gigajoules, which is enough energy to heat about 3,500 homes a year.Energy Efficiency Alberta CEO Monica Curtis said the spring campaign had a budget of just over $14 million, and expects this round to cost about the same, with the government subsidy amounting to about 25 per cent of the total cost of the energy efficient products.The instant rebate efficiency program runs for four weeks ending Oct. 29, while the home improvement and online rebates announced in April continue their two-year run. read more

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Situation in Central African Republic warrants continued international attention UN Security Council

Particularly worrying were clashes between the Front populaire pour la renaissance de la Centrafrique and the Union pour la paix en Centrafrique groups in the country’s central region which had assumed ethnic overtones, said Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping in his briefing to the 15-member Council. He added that the two groups were outside an ongoing dialogue, established by the country’s President, Faustin Archange Touadera, with other armed groups which was making progress in such areas as disarmament, demobilization and reintegration. In the briefing, the UN official further said that the organization supported an initiative for a national peace and reconciliation agreement recently launched by the African Union, the Economic Community of Central African States (ECOWAS) and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, as well as Angola, Chad and the Congo. Similarly, adapting to the changes, the UN mission in the country (MINUSCA) is rearranging its deployment to ensure greater flexibility and dedicate more forces to its operations. Also, the Portuguese rapid reaction force is now in place and French surveillance drones will be deployed to deter activities of armed groups. On the humanitarian side, Mr. Ladsous voiced concern, particularly for the areas outside the capital. He informed the council that more than half of the population (over 2.2 million people) faced food insecurity and more than 100,000 had been newly displaced. RELATED: Fresh violence in Central African Republic western town displaces thousands, UN office saysFurthermore, with 31 per cent of global security incidents involving non-governmental personnel reported in CAR in 2016, the country remained particularly challenging for aid workers. Going forward, he urged the international community to continue to support the CAR, and pointed out that, all too often, it reacted at the height of a crisis, only to exit before economic development had taken root and human rights had been assured. Also briefing the Council today, Omar Hilale, the Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations and the Chair of the Central African Republic configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission echoed Mr. Ladsous concerns regarding the security situation. Recent clashes in which hundreds were killed and thousands more displaced underscored the need to urgently address the security challenges, he stressed.Further, Mr. Hilale also hailed the Government’s adoption of a national disarmament, demobilization, reintegration and repatriation strategy, a security policy, and a five-year capacity-building and development plan, and called on the to tackle the root causes of the conflict and urged the international community for their support.He also informed the Security Council that an international conference on the CAR, held in the Belgian capital, Brussels, in November last year generated $2.2 billion in pledges and spoke of the Peacebuilding Commission’s work in the country. read more

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Engine production remains subdued in October

Engine manufacturing output – rolling year total Engine manufacturing output – January-October, 2012-2014 2,033,199 engines built so far in 2014 – a fall of 6.4%. Outlook is positive for the long-term, with UK engine production receiving significant recent investment. UK engine production fell 17.0% to 211,258 units in October as re-tooling for new models continued. Click through to download the UK engine manufacturing news release for October 2014.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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Can The Mariners Finally End Their Playoff Drought

Of all the storylines to watch as Major League Baseball begins the second half of the 2018 season, the most interesting might be whether the Seattle Mariners can hold on to their current position in the standings — and, in the process, end the longest active postseason drought in major professional sports. (The Mariners earned this dubious honor when the Buffalo Bills grabbed an AFC wild card last season.)It’s been a magical start to the summer so far in Seattle. Picked preseason to finish around .500, the Mariners instead sit nearly 20 games over that benchmark. Surprisingly, they spent much of the first half challenging the defending champion Houston Astros for the top spot in the American League West; they’ve also built for themselves a three-game cushion over the division-rival Oakland A’s in the race for the AL’s second wild card. (And they’ve done it even after losing star second baseman Robinson Cano, who was putting up great numbers before getting busted for steroids in mid-May.) If the regular season ended today, the M’s would finally be back in the playoffs.That would be a major accomplishment for a Seattle club that hasn’t tasted postseason baseball since its disappointing five-game exit from the American League Championship Series 17 years ago. When my former colleague Rob Arthur wrote about the Mariners’ streak a few seasons back, he found that no team in baseball had made the playoffs fewer times relative to expectation (based on their regular-season records) since 1998 than Seattle. It’s undeniable that, with just a little better luck, the Mariners would have sneaked into the playoffs at least a few times over the span of their drought. In that regard, they are long overdue to catch a break.In 2018, however, Seattle might be collecting all of the extra good fortune it’s owed at once. According to The Baseball Gauge, no first-half team exceeded its expected record more through luck in close games or favorable “sequencing”1Bunching hits within innings on offense and scattering them across innings on defense. than the Mariners. For instance, if you simply looked at Seattle’s runs scored (412) and allowed (414), you’d think it was precisely the .500-ish team that the preseason projections had called for. Instead, the Mariners have gone 26-12 in one-run games, which — while not exactly in 2016 Texas Rangers territory — suggests they could be due for a serious second-half downturn.In fact, Seattle’s combination of win-loss record and negative run differential is so unusual that it’s tough to find similar historical teams. Since 1950, the Mariners are the only team to be 19 games over .500 through a similar stage of the season2Specifically, between 90 and 100 games into the schedule. while also having a run differential below zero. But if we just limit ourselves to the 13 teams that were at least 10 wins above .500 and had outscored opponents by 10 runs or fewer through 97 games, those clubs won only 51 percent of their games over the rest of the season (an 83-win pace per 162). So the Mariners probably shouldn’t expect to keep cruising along at a clip remotely close to their current .598 winning percentage.Indeed, if the wheels do fall off for Seattle, naysayers may point to the team’s poor play just before the All-Star break — eight losses in its last 11 games — as a sign of when things started to go wrong. But ace pitcher James Paxton will be back from the disabled list soon, and Cano is eligible to return Aug. 14. Meanwhile, the time off should benefit the slumping quintet of Kyle Seager, Jean Segura, Dee Gordon, Ryon Healy and Nelson Cruz, each of whom seemed to be running out of gas heading into the break.In the bigger picture, there’s also something to be said for the team’s overall balance as an antidote to the notion of an impending collapse. The Mariners are one of only six teams in baseball to rank among the top 10 in wins above replacement3Averaging together the WAR values found at Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs. from both its pure hitting and its pitching, joining the Astros, Red Sox, Yankees, Indians and Dodgers — pretty good company! Of course, that brushes aside Mariner weaknesses such as baserunning (they rank 24th) and fielding (20th), but it also underscores that despite Seattle’s uninspiring run differential, the fundamentals of the team aren’t necessarily unsound.In order to stay on course for the playoffs, Seattle will need to keep getting unexpected performances like the ones they’ve enjoyed from first-time All-Star Mitch Haniger and journeyman-turned-10-game winner Marco Gonzales. Closer Edwin Diaz (who leads baseball with 36 saves) will have to keep slamming the door shut in the ninth inning, and the lineup will need to continue hitting well in big moments. None of that will be easy, especially not with Oakland zooming up in the rearview mirror. But after nearly two decades of the pieces never falling into place for a postseason push, it’s high time the Mariners had the breaks go their way.Check out our latest MLB predictions. read more

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Father son gunned down in TT

(Trinidad Guardian) An employee from the Port-of-Spain General Hospital (PoSGH) and his father, a retiree who also worked at the hospital, were both ambushed and killed by gunmen in Laventille on Tuesday, while responding to a call of an accident along Picton Road involving one of their vehicles.fresh crime scene at nightFitzroy Daniel, 65, and his son Jabari, 25, were taken to the PoSGH after the attack but Daniel was pronounced dead on arrival. Jabari died while undergoing emergency surgery hours later. Both father and son lived at Boxhill Trace, Laventille.The men were shot in the back of their heads and torsos around 12.30 pm by attackers using high-powered rifles, according to investigating officers.The T&T Guardian was told that Jabari, who works at the PoSGH’s Engineering Department, Refrigeration, reported for duty yesterday (Tuesday) when at shortly before noon he received a phone call from a relative informing him that one of his vehicles was involved in an accident with two other cars and a truck along Picton Road near Dan Kelly.A friend close to the family, who wished not to be identified, said Jabari left in his red station wagon to get his father before going to the area of the accident.“From what we hear, is that by the time they got there the fellas around there were very rowdy and things began to heat up. By then, it look like when Jabari and his dad decided to leave the scene to go back up the hill that the gunman run up on them from where the father sat in the passenger seat and opened fire,” the close friend said.It is believed Jabari, on hearing the gunshots, stopped the car, got out and attempted to run away, but the gunman chased after him and shot him several times in the head and left side of the back. The gunman then ran off.Police are yet to determine a motive for the killing, as although it may be linked to the accident they are not ruling out that it may have been a hit on Jabari.At the PoSGH yesterday, Jabari’s co-workers described him as a “quiet and hardworking” individual.“All of us were very shocked to hear what happened. We knew Fitzroy very well and he retired about five years ago and just recently, I saw him and I asked him if he wasn’t ageing,” one of Jabari’s co-workers said.“Jabari was a real nice and quiet person who was always in work. Just last week he used his other car (the blue one) to come to work and this morning (yesterday) he came with the red one.”Meanwhile, in an unrelated incident, four people were shot in San Juan just after midnight yesterday while liming at a lane off Shende Street, Sunshine Avenue.One of the victims, identified as Kareem Syndey, 29, was pronounced dead at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mount Hope. The others, Ronnie Seecharan, Cornelius Samuel and Davien Garth, remain warded at hospital in critical conditions.Police said the group of men were liming when they were ambushed by gunmen at about 12.20 am. A motive is yet to be determined in that shooting incident.The murder toll now stands at 279 for the year so far.Investigations are continuing into both incidents. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSchoolboy murdered in T&T, ten years after brotherJuly 5, 2018In “latest news”Cousins gunned down in T&TJune 19, 2017In “Crime”T&T man gunned down in range roverFebruary 6, 2017In “latest news” read more

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Kanyes My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 4 on Amazon Black Friday

first_imgAmazon is breaking out the Black Friday deals early this year. Every day until Cyber Monday, the site will be offering up five MP3 albums on the cheap, leading off what’s sure to be the biggest record for the foreseeable future, Kayne West’s new nearly universally praised record Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.The download version of the hip-hop opus will run you $3.99 for the next day or so–it’s the closest thing to a steal without actually stealing the thing (which is considerably harder, now that LimeWire has shut its doors).Today’s four other selections are new records from My Chemical Romance, Ne-Yo, Robyn, and (shudder) Dane Cooke’s Greatest Hits.last_img

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Conference Perspectives and Experiences of Childhood in the Ancient Mediterranean

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Ever wondered what life was like for children during antiquity? If so, this is an event to note down in your diary. Organised by the Universities of Sydney and New England, Children in Antiquity: Perspectives and Experiences of Childhood in the Ancient Mediterranean will be an opportunity to engage in the research of key international scholars working in the field. Major advances are being made in the study of ancient childhood studies, and this event will open up a greater understanding of the history and archaeology of children in the ancient Mediterranean, focusing on the geographical regions of Egypt, Greece and Italy.The keynote speaker during the conference will be Professor Mark Golden from the Department of Classics at Canada’s University of Winnipeg. A free event, conference attendance is open to academics, students, ancient history high school teachers and any interested members of the general public.To register for the event, visit www.sydney.edu.au/arts/archaeology/research/children_in_antiquity_2015.s… and follow the links. When: Tuesday 14 – Thursday 16 July, 2015Where: The Centre for Classical & Near Eastern Studies of Australia (CCANESA), Madsen Building, F09, Eastern Avenue, University of SydneyFor further information, contact Associate Professor Lesley Beaumont on (02) 9351 3790 or email lesley.beaumont@sydney.edu.aulast_img read more

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Geek deals Bluetooth shower speaker for 10

first_imgWant to listen to your favorite jams in the shower? Want to catch up on your podcasts while you relax in the tub? Grab this Bluetooth shower speaker from Sky Innovations, and you’ll be able to hear exactly what you want without risking your expensive electronics.• Bluetooth shower speaker for $9.99 (List price: $59.99)With a built-in suction cup, a waterproof casing, pause/play controls, skips controls, and a power button, you can handle everything right from your shower – no need to jump in and out to change tracks. Turn up your favorite songs while you wake yourself up in the morning, or kick back with some mellow tunes while you wind down for the day.And if you just have to multi-task, you can even take hands-free calls in the shower. If your spouse needs to ask a quick question, or you’re simply trying to stay awake during a conference call, you can handle it right there.While this speaker would normally sell for as much as $59.99, you can save a whopping 83% when you buy from StackSocial. And whether you’re ordering in the US or internationally, you can expect delivery by late April.Note: All sales final. Terms and conditions apply. See the StackSocial website for more information.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at commerce@ziffdavis.com.For more great deals, head over to TechBargains.com.last_img read more

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County has new event for July 4th

first_imgClark County Fourth of July revelers will have more choices this year.A new free event featuring a fireworks display, live music, food and other amenities will be offered at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds.Organizers of the event, dubbed “Clark County 4th at the Fairgrounds,” insist the new event is not intended to compete with other annual Fourth of July events at Fort Vancouver and the Port of Camas-Washougal.Instead, Clark County Councilor Julie Olson said that the new event she helped organize is intended to be an alternative for residents, particularly those in the north part of the rapidly growing county.“It’s really just encouraging people to get out in the community and celebrate and try not to blow up our neighborhoods,” said Olson.Organizers of the other events also say they’re supportive of another option at the fairgrounds outside of Ridgefield.“The more, the merrier,” said Jennifer Harmon, director of marketing and communications, for the Historic Trust, which puts on the Fourth of July event at Fort Vancouver.last_img read more

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Poll Who Are You Most Excited To See Walk The 2019 GRAMMY

first_img Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Bad Bunny & J Balvin For years, artists have been rocking some serious looks on Music’s Biggest Night. Who are you the most excited to see walk the red carpet at the 61st GRAMMY Awards?Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Jan 16, 2019 – 6:19 pm Ariana Grande, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Cardi B, Chloe X Halle, Janelle Monáe and Lady Gaga are among the talented group of current nominees for the 61st GRAMMY Awards. Other than their enviable vocal chops, here’s something else these artists have in common: They always bring their sartorial A-game, whether it’s dressing up for a music video shoot, a big event or something in between. Who are you most looking forward to seeing work it on the 2019 GRAMMY red carpet?Polls Who Are You Most Excited To See Walk The GRAMMY Red Carpet? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Ariana Grande Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Chloe X Halle Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? poll-who-are-you-most-excited-see-walk-2019-grammy-red-carpet Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Other Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images 61st GRAMMY Awards Poll: Who Are You Most Excited To See Walk The 2019 GRAMMY Red Carpet? Email Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? 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Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Twitter Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimagecenter_img Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Cardi B John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Facebook Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images 2018 was a big year for Grande, who lived up to her larger-than-life name with a GRAMMY-nominated No. 1 album, Sweetener, and her record-breaking viral No. 1 single “Thank U, Next.” There’s no doubt about it: our Princesses Of Pop is bound to give us an extra-sweet look on the red carpet.Bad Bunny and J Balvin are two of the leading men in the Stateside Latin music explosion in 2018, and both of their bright and eclectic fashion senses continue to turn heads. The former is at the helm of the Latin trap sound, and the latter is widely sited as giving reggaeton a global boost this year. They have collabed on multiple occasions, including on one of the biggest songs of Summer 2018: Cardi B’s GRAMMY-nominated “I Like It.”Speaking of Cardi, the hip-hop queen always slays in the style department, with bold looks that assert her reign in the rap game. Not only is “I Like It” nominated for Record Of The Year, the album it’s featured on, her studio debut Invasion Of Privacy, is up for Album Of The Year and Best Rap Album.Beyoncé and JAY-Z are one of the most iconic—and stylish—musical power couples of our time. And though Queen Bey doesn’t always opt to appear on the carpet, we always hold out hope for a glimpse. The duo’s surprise The Carters album, Everything Is Love, is up for Best Urban Contemporary Album, along with two additional noms for its singles.Sisters Chloe X Halle must have paid close attention to their mentors, including Beyoncé, who signed them to her Parkwood Entertainment label. While they’re both under 21, their sense of style and artistic expression far surpasses their ages. The burgeoning R&B duo are up for Best New Artist as well as Best Urban Contemporary Album for their debut studio album, The Kids Are Alright.Meanwhile, Monáe’s fashion blends bold, classic and cutting-edge in a black, white and red palate, and perfectly matches her funky, futuristic brand of R&B. Her groundbreaking third studio album, Dirty Computer, is up for Album Of The Year and “PYNK,” featuring Grimes, is up for Best Music Video.Finally, Lady Gaga’s ever-evolving musical stylings and avant-garde fashion sense make her an exciting pop culture icon to follow. Always one to keep the world guessing, she outdid herself with a lead role on the silver screen in A Star Is Born, alongside Bradley Cooper. One of their duets from the film’s soundtrack, “Shallow,” has the pair up for four noms this year, including for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year.Let us know who you can’t wait to see strut their stuff on the red carpet at the 61st GRAMMY Awards in the poll above, and don’t forget to watch the 61st GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10th on CBS.Your Favorite Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Lady Gaga 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained News Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Beyoncé & JAY-Z Read morelast_img read more

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National Mourning Day today

first_imgBangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur RahmanThe nation is observing today the National Mourning Day, paying rich tribute to father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his 42nd anniversary of martyrdom.  The killing of Bangabandhu and most of his family members on the night of 15 August, 1975 is the ugliest chapter of the nation’s history.The self-confessed killers of 15 August did not assassinate Bangabandhu alone, but also killed 16 other members of his family, friends and relatives.They include his wife Begum Fazilanunnessa Mujib, sons Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Russell, daughters-in-law Sultana Kamal, and Rosy Jamal, brother Sheikh Naser, brother-in-law Abdur Rab Serniabat, nephew and eminent journalist Sheikh Fazlul Huq Moni, his pregnant wife Arzoo Moni and colonel Jamil.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, the eldest daughter of Bangabandhu, escaped the planned assassination with her sister Sheikh Rehana as they were staying overseas then.The killing of Bangabandhu, the greatest son of the soil in thousand years, descended a pall of gloom and spread a sense of deep sadness among the people in the country and across the globe.The world protested and condemned the killing saying it is an irreparable loss to millions of people of Bangladesh.Like previous years, the government, Awami League and, different political and socio-cultural organisations, educational institutions and professional groups chalked out elaborate programmes to pay the utmost respect to the greatest son of the soil on the day of his martyrdom.The nation, however, started observing the month of mourning from 1 August, recalling the killing in its history and renewing the pledge to safeguard perpetually the country’s independence and sovereignty.The government drew elaborate programmes to observe the day with due respect and solemnity. As part of the programme the national flag will fly half-mast atop the offices of all government, semi-government and autonomous bodies, and educational institutions on the day.In the morning, president M Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina will place wreaths at the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Museum in the capital city.A smartly turned out contingent of the Armed Forces will give a guard of honour to the portrait of the Bangabandhu. A special munajat and fateha also will be offered there.Later in the morning, Sheikh Hasina will place wreaths and offer fateha at the Banani graveyard for all family members of the father of the nation and others, who embraced martyrdom with Bangabandhu on 15 August, 1975.Following the president, and the prime minister and other dignitaries, people from all walks of life wearing black badges will throng the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum to pay their homage to father of the nation by placing wreaths at his portrait there.In the morning, prime minister will also place wreath at the mazar of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Tungipara in Gopalganj. Fateha will be offered and the Armed Forces will again give a guard of honour there. A special milad mahfil and dua will be held there after Zohr prayers on the day.In line with the national programme, different ministries and departments, directorates and agencies will organise various programmes at their respective institutions.Similarly, all city corporations, district councils, municipalities and union councils will organise different programmes to observe the day with due respect and solemnity.Bangladesh missions abroad will arrange discussions with hoisting the national flag half-mast atop their respective offices.Awami League (AL) will keep the national flag and the party flag at half-mast while black flag will be hoisted at the Bangabandhu Bhaban, and all other offices of the party across the country.AL and it associate bodies will place wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi 32 in the morning. Leaders, workers and supporters of AL and other organisations will also pay homage to the martyrs of 1975 at the Banani graveyard, offer fateha and munajat there today.AL will distribute special foods among the poor, destitute and orphanages. The party will hold milad-mahfil and offer doa at Bangabandhu Bhaban after Asr prayers.It will organise a discussion meeting at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) at 4:00pm on 16 August with party president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.A delegation of the Awami League central executive committee will visit the shrine of Bangabandhu in Tungipara today.Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, and Bangabandhu Gobeshona Parishad have also chalked elaborate programmes to mark the National Mourning Day.Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television, private TV channels and radio stations will take special programmes in observance of the National Mourning Day. National and regional newspapers will bring out special supplements on the occasion.Besides, especially designed posters will be displayed at educational institutions and other public places, reminding the black chapter of the country’s history.Shishu Academy, Bangabandhu Memorial Museum and many other educational institutions and organisations will organise discussions on Bangabandhu’s life and works.The district and upazila administrations will observe the day through doa mahfil and discussion meetings in line with the national programmes.Different institutions, socio-cultural organizations and people from all walks of life will place wreaths at Tungipara and at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Road no 32, Dhanmondi in the city and will hold doa mahfil and discussions there.The Press Information Department (PID) has already set up a digital display on Bangabandhu’s life and works at the Bangladesh Secretariat while a PID photo exhibition on Bangabandhu is going on at the Department of Films and Publications (DFP).On the day of national mourning, special prayers will be offered at all mosques across the country seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of Bangabandhu and his deceased family members.Besides, special prayers will also be offered at all temples and places of worships of other religions.last_img read more

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Myanmar warns poets of taking action for performances against govt

first_imgStudents from Dagon University perform Burmese traditional slam poetry or thangyat during Burmese New Year in Yangon, Myanmar, on 13 April 2019. Photo: ReutersIn a classroom on the outskirts of Myanmar’s biggest city, a thin, bespectacled university student led about a dozen peers in boisterous chants of “Censorship is a shame!” and “We don’t believe in censorship!”It was the final rehearsal of a troupe performing “thangyat”, a centuries-old custom allowing free rein to satirise rulers and society during New Year celebrations that began on Saturday.The tradition, featuring a mix of comedy and slam poetry set to drums, has sparked controversy this year, with troupes in Yangon, the commercial capital, saying the first democratic government in 50 years forced them to submit lyrics to a censor panel.”We founded the thangyat in order to serve as the people’s messengers to the government,” said the student, 20-year-old Thant Zin.”Why don’t they dare to listen to the people of the country, students of the country?” added Aung Min Thu, a 23-year-old who helped organise the troupe.The issue has ignited debate on social media and highlights Myanmar’s limits on freedom of speech under the government of Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a year ahead of elections set for 2020.A spokesman for Suu Kyi’s ruling party, the National League for Democracy, said the curbs on thangyat were “temporary” as Myanmar moves towards democracy.”Currently our country hasn’t achieved democracy,” said Myo Nyunt. “We worry that unnecessary things will happen due to the thangyat. So the authorities issued temporary restrictions.”He added, “We always prioritise and are working on freedom of speech and freedom of expression.””Can’t Allow Obstructive Ways”The military junta that ruled Myanmar for decades outlawed thangyat performances but they resumed in 2013 after a return to semi-civilian rule. Many supporters of Suu Kyi’s party pushed for the revival.But in March, ahead of this year’s celebrations, authorities in Yangon, home of the most elaborate performances, set up a panel to scrutinise the lyrics of thangyat, and performers must now seek its approval.The panel aims at averting ethnic or religious conflict, rather than censorship, its chairman, Zaw Aye Maung, told Reuters by telephone.”There is freedom of speech, but we can’t allow obstructive ways, can’t speak harmful words about individual people or organisations,” he said.”The main thing is not to destroy the unity of ethnic people, not to destroy the sovereignty of the country, not to destroy the union.”However, officials with loudspeakers have gone around at least two townships warning they would take action if thangyat performances targeted the government, residents told Reuters.Thant Zin’s troupe, and members of others, said they had refused to submit their lyrics to the panel and planned to perform on the street anyway.Students from Dagon University perform Burmese traditional slam poetry or thangyat during Burmese New Year in Yangon, Myanmar, on 13 April 2019. Photo: Reuters”The stages which accepted us during previous festivals apologised and rejected us,” said Thant Zin.His troupe is one of several planning lyrics that criticise the government’s failure to amend the 2008 constitution, which reserves power for the military, as well as lacklustre economic growth and controversial development projects.”Thangyat reveals the obstacles of the people,” he said.Free Speech RepressedThree-and-a-half years after a landslide 2015 election win that brought Suu Kyi’s government to power, it faces international pressure for its response to a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in August 2017 that drove some 730,000 into neighbouring Bangladesh.The campaign was executed with “genocidal intent”, the United Nations has said.At home, critics say the administration has been slow to fulfil election promises to reconcile armed rebels in different regions and amend the military-drafted constitution.Activists say authorities have failed to safeguard freedom of expression. One group, Athan, or “Voice” in Burmese, says 44 journalists and 142 activists have faced trial under the Suu Kyi government.Among them are Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, jailed in September for seven years on convictions of breaking the colonial-era Official Secrets Act.”The government cannot fix the problems if they cannot hear the criticisms,” one political activist, Kyaw Ko Ko, told Reuters by telephone.”Especially with the 2020 election coming, they need to listen to the situation, what is happening among people.”last_img read more

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Party Politics Thanksgiving Edition Ep 34 One Year Of A Donald Trump

first_imgDonald Trump after he was elected to the office of President of the United States of America  And finally, Brandon and Jay ask is it “Transformational Trump” – has Donald Trump redefined the American presidency? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.  ECONOMICS – looking at a NAFTA rewrite, tax reform and massive regulatory changes.  00:00 /20:54 Listen Party Politics is produced by Edel Howlin and our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.   This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share On this special Thanksgiving episode of Party Politics, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus take a look at where Texas and the country is one year after Donald Trump was nominated President of the United States. They delve into:  center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: IMMIGRATION – repealing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a potential travel ban and building a wall along the U.S border with Mexico.  RUSSIA-GATE – interference in the 2016 elections, the appointment of a special counsel and some indictments.  HEALTH CARE –  repealing and replacing Obamacare.  FOREIGN POLICY – withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, America first and some strong language used towards Iran and North Korea. Xlast_img read more

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No Matter Who Wins We Lose With Diablo Immortal

first_img Lego Adds Two More ‘Overwatch’ Sets: Wrecking Ball and Junke…Watch: ‘Diablo III’ Is A Game To Play Before You Die Stay on target I didn’t really want to write about Diablo Immortal. When Blizzard announced this mobile spin-off of its beloved Satanic action-RPG series at BlizzCon last week, I said “Oh, that’s neat I guess” before going back to playing Diablo III on Nintendo Switch and wondering how much I needed that loot goblin amiibo. But then for a variety of deeply dumb reasons, Diablo Immortal and the controversy surrounding it become all anyone could talk about in the gaming world this weekend. And not to “both sides” this, but in the fight over Diablo Immortal, no matter who wins we lose.Where to even begin. Diablo Immortal isn’t even the next core entry in the series. Set between 2 and 3, it’s a mobile spin-off co-developed by Blizzard’s Chinese online infrastructure partner NetEase, which already has history in this genre with Crusaders of Light (which Diablo Immortal is not a reskin of). The fact that lots of mobile games already are descendants of Diablo’s loot-grind dungeon crawling should explain why Blizzard thought it should bring the real deal to the platform.But for angry fans, this wasn’t the real deal. Not wanting to play a game is one thing. It’s easy enough just to ignore something that looks bad or you think just isn’t for you. Plenty of great people I know wrote off the franchise after Diablo II and have been happily ever after since because they are adults who understand not every video game needs to be for them.What we couldn’t ignore though was the embarrassing response from fans, the same Diablo fans that complained when Diablo III was “too colorful.” I don’t care if you feel entitled to the game you want because you paid to go to a fan fest, a fan fest where Blizzard told you ahead of time Diablo IV was coming but wasn’t ready yet so don’t get your hopes up. It’s just not cool to berate developers onstage, “savagely” call their work an April Fools Day joke, and endlessly complain online in ways gamers just can’t stop doing these days.With a response from the fans like that, I totally get the reaction to defend Diablo Immortal. I absolutely push back against this gatekeeping nonsense that mobile games aren’t “real games” because they don’t specifically appeal to the marketing-constructed artificial gamer identity.But all that being said, I don’t think Diablo Immortal is going to be very good. And not just because touch screens are bad for precise action.I’ve reviewed literally hundreds of mobile games for almost ten years and the thing I keep saying is that mobile games are way better than gamers give them credit for but simultaneously way worse than anyone ever imagines. It’s not that mobile games aren’t “real games.” Again, that’s gatekeeping nonsense. A great casual Zach Gage puzzle game played by a mom is just as real as the next mediocre shooter lapped up by bros. Threes is better than Call of Duty: Ghosts.However, unfortunately nearly all of the great mobile games have been squeezed out of the market because of the scourge of free-to-play mechanics. I’ve already written about how much better we’d be off if audiences would just pay upfront for mobile game and then stop. But suffice it to say I strongly believe games that cost nothing upfront but later entice you to spend infinite money on timers and currency or whatever are inherently exploitative and unethical.Free-to-play mechanics and game design supporting them only make games worse. They’ve ruined mobile games. They’re ruining paid console games like Star Wars Battlefront II. And they’ll probably ruin Diablo Immortal. At best, it’ll be Hearthstone-level production value and restrained design quality. At worst, it’ll be the real money auction house that almost destroyed Diablo III multiplied by Activision’s cartoon-level mobile greed. Don’t forget, this is the same company that bought Candy Crush. So honestly, for me, gamer harassers and current mobile games business models can both go to Hell.last_img read more

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Update Names of Roosboom drowning victims released

first_imgRoosboom residents were left in shock after the sad passing of two young boys whose lives were claimed in two separate drowning incidents recently.On February 1, nine-year-old Samkelo Lusanda Mkhize drowned after experiencing difficulties while swimming in a dam in the Roosboom area.Then, on February 4 at about 5.30pm, a mere three days later, 13-year-old Nkosingiphile Sipheshile Mazibuko drowned while swimming in another dam in Roosboom.Also read: Breaking News: 9-year-old boy drowns in dam just outside LadysmithAlso read: Breaking News: 13-year-old boy dies in yet another drowning in Roosboom just outside LadysmithOn both occasions, the body was recovered by officers from the Ladysmith K9 Search & Rescue Unit.The following safety measures can be used to prevent drownings:* Do not dive into shallow water – many paraplegics broke their necks by diving into shallow pools and dams.* Never leave a young child unattended near water and never make a child responsible for another child – not even for five minutes. Teach children to always ask permission to go near water.* If a child is missing, check the water first. Seconds count in preventing a drowning or permanent disability. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite * Swimming aids, such as water wings or noodles, are fun toys for kids, but they should never be used instead of approved flotation devices.* One cannot gauge the strength of flowing water or gauge where strong undercurrents are just by looking. Rather be cautious and remain close to the edge of the dam where your feet still touch the ground.* Unseen danger may lurk beneath the water. This can include debris such as tree stumps or branches which can knock you off your feet or trap you under the water. Slippery and loose rocks can also pose a danger.*  Do not attempt to cross with vehicles, since flash floods are known to carry vehicles away too. Small children should be kept away from rivers and streams, and must always be within eyesight, as it takes only a few seconds for a child to slip into the water and drown.* Rest often while swimming so that you will have sufficient strength to swim to the side if you get tired or get into difficulty in the water.*  Always carry fresh drinking water with you and drink the water often so you do not become dehydrated.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!last_img read more

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first_img Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more Video Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more News | January 06, 2010 Physiologic Factors Affect CT Coronary Artery Images Video Player is loading.Mahadevappa Mahesh discusses trends in medical physics at the 2019 AAPM meetingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:01Loaded: 4.04%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Video Player is loading.Pierre Qian explains radiotherapy to ablate VTPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:34Loaded: 2.19%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Related Content Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more January 6, 2010 – The image quality of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) scans used for the noninvasive detection of coronary artery disease can be significantly affected by patient characteristics, such as ethnicity, body mass index (BMI), and heart rate. Researchers explained the details of these findings from a large multicenter international trial in the January issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.The large multicenter international trial study included 291 patients with coronary artery calcification and found that compared with examinations of white patients, studies of black patients had significantly poorer image quality.In the study, led by Melvin E. Clouse, M.D., researchers found that diagnostic accuracy of MDCT are limited by physiologic factors when compared conventional invasive coronary angiography. These factors included high heart rate, arrhythmia, obesity, and high coronary calcium burden with motion. The study was significant because it showed a relevant influence of BMI, heart rate, ethnicity, and breathing artifact on the degradation of image quality. Dr. Clouse added that the diagnostic ability of any imaging method is directly dependent on image quality.For more information: www.jacr.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Videos | AAPM | July 29, 2019 VIDEO: Trends in Medical Physics at the AAPM 2019 meeting … read morelast_img read more

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