U.S. takes possible first step toward regulating nanochemicals

first_imgThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is ratcheting up its scrutiny of nanoscale chemicals amid concerns that they could pose unique environmental and health risks. Late last month, the agency proposed requiring companies to submit data on industrial nanomaterials that they already make and sell. Observers say EPA’s move could be a prelude to tighter federal regulation of nanomaterials, which have begun to show up in consumer products.For years, EPA has grappled with whether and how to use the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the nation’s leading chemical regulation law, to handle nanomaterials. TSCA is silent on nanoproducts, generally defined as materials composed of structures between 1 and 100 billionths of a meter. But many environmental groups worry that they potentially carry unknown risks by virtue of their size. Other observers, however, have argued that size alone shouldn’t trigger new regulation and that existing rules are adequate to deal with the new products.EPA’s 25 March proposal actually walks back an earlier version—now scrapped—that would have let the agency more easily clamp down on any new uses of nanomaterials. Still, the weaker version being proposed now represents the first time EPA would use its powers under TSCA to request information specifically on nanomaterials. 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EPA wants to know how much the company is producing, for example, as well as potential public exposures, and manufacturing and processing methods. It also wants see any existing health and safety data. In addition, the agency would require manufacturers of proposed new nanomaterials to submit existing data before they want to start making and selling those substances.The rule wouldn’t force companies to generate any new health and safety data. And by itself, the rule wouldn’t restrict any nanomaterials’ use, EPA notes in its draft proposal. The agency’s actions “do not conclude and are not intended to conclude that nanoscale materials as a class, or specific uses of nanoscale materials, necessarily give rise to or are likely to cause harm,” the notice states. Rather, EPA says the information would let it better assess nanomaterials’ risks.And the agency states that its approach would help protect human health and the environment “without prejudging new technologies or creating unnecessary barriers to trade or hampering innovation.” EPA argues that case-by-case approach would jibe with a set of nanotech regulation principles released in 2011 by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Those principles advise agencies against making one-size-fits-all judgments.The American Chemistry Council (ACC), the largest chemical industry trade group, is still evaluating the proposal, it said in a statement. But it “is particularly interested in how EPA defines the materials to be covered by the proposed rule,” says Jay West, manager of ACC’s Nanotechnology Panel, says in the statement.The proposal is “logical” and “creatively written,” says Lynn Bergeson, a managing partner with the law firm Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. in Washington, D.C., which advises companies on EPA regulatory compliance. Some companies may argue the rule is too broad or burdensome, she says, or worry that EPA’s move could stigmatize their products. But the government effort to collect information could potentially help the industry by reassuring a skeptical public, she adds. “If there are no data on which EPA is able to rely to conclude that there is no risk, then the agency really is not doing its job,” she says.The proposal is a good first step for EPA, says Jaydee Hanson, policy director at the International Center for Technology Assessment, a group in Washington, D.C., that has raised concerns about nanotechnology’s potential risks. But he worries that many companies might simply not respond and that the cash-strapped EPA would struggle to crack down on violators. And he worries that the proposal would let companies keep too much information secret, by claiming it as confidential business information. (TSCA reforms that Congress is debating would limit the types of information that companies could claim as confidential, he notes.) But Hanson is looking on the bright side. “We wish [EPA was] doing more, but we’re excited that they are doing it,” he says.Still, even with all the new information in hand, it’s unclear how much action EPA could take to restrict nanomaterials under current law. In general, EPA has moved slowly to regulate new chemicals, and struggled to meet the burden that TSCA sets on it for removing, restricting, or preventing the sale of chemicals found to be unsafe. Congress says it wants to make that process easier, but it is unclear how any new rules would apply to nanotechnologies.last_img read more

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Morata: Hazard happy at Chelsea despite Madrid links

first_imgEden Hazard might want to join Real Madrid but the Belgium star will not try to force through a move, according to Chelsea team-mate Alvaro Morata.Hazard has made no secret of his desire to play for the LaLiga giants at some stage and said after Chelsea’s victory over Southampton on Sunday: “It is my dream since I was a kid.”The forward’s stunning form this season – he tops the Premier League scoring charts with seven goals – has intensified speculation he could leave. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! And with Hazard’s contract set to expire at the end of the 2019-20 campaign, Chelsea may have to cash in on their prized asset or risk losing him for nothing.Hazard’s fellow Belgium international Thibaut Courtois joined Madrid in a cut-price deal in the previous transfer window having entered the last year of his contract at Stamford Bridge.Morata is one player who knows all about the pull of the Santiago Bernabeu. The striker started his career in Madrid’s youth set-up and played for the first team either side of a successful spell with Juventus, before moving to Chelsea in 2017.And Morata is clear that Hazard will be happy to remain in London, rather than attempting to force the club to sell him.”We’ve said that it’s not that he wants to leave Chelsea but if Madrid come in for him, that won’t be an obstacle,” former Madrid striker Morata said to Spanish broadcaster Cuatro.”The thing is that he has a very good relationship with the club, he’s happy there and it’s not like other cases when a player wants to leave a club at any cost, but if it’s good for Chelsea they will keep that in mind.”last_img read more

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Traffic Advisory Cape Breton Regional Municipality

first_imgCAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 125, Exit 6 From midnight Wednesday, Sept. 16, until 5 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, there will be multiple 20-minute closures of Highway 125 in both directions near Exit 6 to install an overhead sign. The closures will be repeated starting at midnight Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Delays are expected. Drivers should avoid using Highway 125 in this area during these times. -30-last_img

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Reese Witherspoon To Host National Christmas Tree Lighting

first_imgAcademy Award-winner Reese Witherspoon will host the 2015 National Christmas Tree Lighting, presented by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.Bellamy Young and the United States Coast Guard Band have also been added to the lineup for the historic holiday tradition. They will be joining Miss Piggy, Fall Out Boy, Tori Kelly, Aloe Blacc, and Crosby, Stills and Nash.President Obama will officially light the tree.Keep up with the National Christmas Tree on Twitter at @TheNationalTree and follow #NCTL2015 on social media for more information about the event and its history.This year’s kick-off to the holiday season in our nation’s capital marks the 93rd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting and will be held Thursday, December 3, 2015, on the Ellipse at President’s Park (White House). The ceremony will kick off the holiday season in our nation’s capital and can be viewed online LIVE at www.thenationaltree.org beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET with the exclusive National Christmas Tree Lighting pre-show. The event can be seen on public television throughout the month of December. For broadcast times, check local listings or the National Christmas Tree Lighting website.An American holiday tradition started by President Calvin Coolidge in 1923, the National Christmas Tree Lighting is a great example of the countless ways there are to #FindYourPark. Launched in March 2015, Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque is a public awareness and education movement to inspire people from all backgrounds to connect with, celebrate, and support America’s national parks and community-based programs. Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and setting the stage for the Service’s next 100 years, #FindYourPark invites people to discover and share their own unique connections to our nation’s natural landscapes, vibrant culture, and rich history.A special thanks to GE Lighting, Amtrak, Christmas Northeast, Inc., Guest Services, Inc., Hargrove Inc., Hudler Carolina Tree Farms, Loews Madison, Southwest Airlines®, and Washington Marriott at Metro Center for their generous support of the 2015 National Christmas Tree Lighting.last_img read more

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UN fund to end violence against women makes largest grants ever

24 November 2008A United Nations fund that seeks to end violence against women is awarding more money this year than the sum of all its grants since its inception in 1996, earmarking $19 million to 23 projects in 29 countries. “This is an extremely encouraging trend,” UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) Executive Director Inés Alberdi said today. “It is a sign of new momentum created through UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s campaign UNITE to End Violence against Women. In the context of this campaign, the UN Trust Fund is a key mechanism to provide urgently needed funding to initiatives worldwide.” UNIFEM administers the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, which last year disbursed $5 million. But despite the steep increase, resources still fall short to meet the vast demand. Overall, grant requests amounting to $525 million were received this year for initiatives in developing countries, including in conflict-affected nations where widespread and systematic sexual violence has become a horrific tactic of warfare. For the first time in the Fund’s history, applicants were invited to submit proposal requests for up to $1 million. UN Country Teams were also invited to apply in partnership with national governments and civil society organizations.Projects approved include: India – a grantee will facilitate implementation of the national 2005 “Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act” by developing a model of an effective response system for women survivors of violence that involves multiple state agencies. Ecuador – a project will develop the linkage between economic empowerment and prevention of violence against women in two border rural provinces marked by poverty and discrimination, and highly affected by the armed conflict in Colombia. Serbia – a model for cooperation between the police and social welfare centres at provincial level will ensure systematic and standardized data collection and analysis on reported cases of violence against women, as well as coordinated services for survivors of violence. China – the UN Country Team intends to raise political commitment among policy makers to adopt a national policy and legislation on domestic violence by working in close partnership with the “All China Women’s Federation” and various ministries. Other grants target 10 groups in 13 countries focusing on catalytic, innovative and learning initiatives to address violence against women. In Morocco, for example, a country where women are particularly vulnerable to discrimination and violence upon becoming pregnant outside of wedlock, support for professional development and legal literacy will be provided for single mothers. A cross-regional initiative will document and evaluate four projects to promote positive changes in men’s attitudes and behaviours regarding gender roles and norms in Brazil, Chile, India and Rwanda, contributing to the knowledge base on effective strategies to engage men in ending violence against women. read more

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UNbacked AsiaPacific forum looks to tackle environment development challenges

The first meeting of the Asia-Pacific Forum for Environment and Development, an initiative of the Japanese Government’s Ministry of Environment, begins on Saturday in Bangkok and will be chaired by former Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto.The forum will also involve the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Klaus Toepfer, the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Kim Hak-Su, and leaders drawn from government, academic, legal, policy, trade and activist backgrounds across the region.Several innovative ideas are expected to emerge as the forum focuses on the key themes of trade, finance, renewable energy and freshwater and looks to identify courses of action that harness emerging technology innovations and globalization. The meeting is expected to prepare a message for the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development, scheduled for August in Johannesburg, and plans to convene five more times before completing its final report in 2004. read more

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Boeing wraps up flight testing of 787 battery fix still needs FAA

by Joshua Freed, The Associated Press Posted Apr 5, 2013 3:07 pm MDT Boeing put its 787 battery fix through a “final” flight test on Friday and will soon submit the data to regulators, who the aircraft maker hopes will sign off on the new battery system and allow the 787 back in the air.The 787 Dreamliner has been grounded since mid-January because of smouldering batteries that, in one case, caused a serious fire on the tarmac in Boston. Boeing’s fix includes more heat insulation and a battery box designed so that any meltdown of the lithium-ion battery will vent hot gases outside of the plane.Friday’s flight took off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., according to flight-tracking service FlightAware. It returned one hour and 49 minutes later.“The crew reported that the certification demonstration plan was straightforward and the flight was uneventful,” Boeing said in a statement. The flight was to “demonstrate that the new battery system performs as intended during normal and non-normal flight conditions.”The FAA needs to approve the test results and certify the battery system before airlines can fly 787s again. But the root cause of the battery problems remains unknown. Boeing executives have said that other airplane problems have been fixed without understanding exactly what caused them. The big question for Boeing in the weeks ahead will be whether the FAA agrees. The FAA has not laid out a timetable for a final decision about the fix.On March 12, the Federal Aviation Administration approved Boeing’s plan to test the redesigned battery system, and Friday’s flight test was the final part of that plan. The same plane, built for LOT Polish Airlines, flew on Monday in a pre-delivery check flight, where pilots did things like raise and lower the landing gear and ran backup systems.Fifty 787s owned by eight airlines have been grounded worldwide for nearly three months. Boeing has said it will install its battery fix on those planes first, and then on the 787s that it has continued to build while the planes have been grounded.The National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates aviation incidents but doesn’t have enforcement power, plans a two-day hearing on the 787 incidents beginning April 23.Boeing Co. shares had declined earlier in the day, but after the test was announced they gained $1.22 to close at $86.17, not far off the stock’s 52-week high of $86.84. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Boeing wraps up flight testing of 787 battery fix; still needs FAA approval read more

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900 kilos of cocaine €70k and luxury watches found in floating backpacks

first_imgSPANISH POLICE SEIZED cocaine in an undersea smuggling operation off the coast of Valencia.Officials found 900 kilos of cocaine hidden inside 37 floating backpacks.The bags were fitted with a tracking and flotation device, that kept them below the water’s surface but prevented them from sinking.Police said the packs were used to smuggle the drugs along the Mediterranean coast to southern Spain, which is a popular spot for tourists.Five arrests were made.Police also netted cash about €70,000, three vehicles and a boat.Jewellery and luxury watches were also impounded.last_img read more

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PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Project Scarlett Everything We Know

first_imgStay on target Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form As excited as we are for many of the video games we saw at E3 2019 (especially from Nintendo) there’s no denying that the show was lighter than usual this year. And there’s a good reason for that. Everyone is preparing for the next-generation of consoles and waiting to announce new games specifically for those machines. Microsoft came out and revealed the next Xbox, Project Scarlett coming in holiday 2020. And while Sony skipped E3 this year, we have to imagine the already-teased PlayStation 5 is launching around that same time.There’s still a lot to learn about this upcoming console generation in the next year and a half. Price, launch games, official names. But we’re not totally in the dark anymore either. So right now here’s everything we know about the PlayStation 5 vs. the Xbox Project Scarlett.SpecsSony and Microsoft have both been fairly forthcoming about detailing the specs of their upcoming machines. Perhaps to assure players that this will truly be a next generation instead of another half-step like Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro.Project Scarlett is powered by new Zen 2 and Navi AMD processors, sports high bandwidth GDDR6 memory, reduces load times through next-gen SSDs, and supports buzzworthy performance features like ray-tracing, 8K, and 120FPS. Microsoft says it’s four times as powerful as Xbox One X.The PlayStation 5, according to Sony’s interview with Wired, has a third generation AMD Ryzen chip, eight-core 7nm Zen 2 that allows for 3D audio. The custom Radeon Navi GPU supports ray-tracing and 8K resolutions. The SSDs are also custom for higher bandwidth compared to consumer PCs.We’ll have to see how both consoles work in action before making a judgment, and really it’s the games that matter, but early developer rumors now suggest the PlayStation 5 is the more capable console technically.GamesSo far the only confirmed game for either of these systems is Halo: Infinite coming as a Project Scarlett launch title in holiday 2020. But we can take some educated guesses as to what else we can expect. Forza 8 seems like a no-brainer for showing off the graphical power of a new Xbox, and there’s been too much smoke around the Fable reboot for that to be totally fake.Meanwhile on PlayStation, Death Stranding is already confirmed for launch on PlayStation 4 this November. It’s also very likely that The Last of Us Part 2 is coming next February. That just leaves Ghost of Tsushima as the Sony exclusive heavy hitter without a vague release window. So will it shift to PlayStation 5? And will Guerilla top their Killzone sequel launch title with a Horizon sequel launch title?Finally, the biggest third party games we officially know about that are most likely next-gen exclusives are the next two Bethesda RPGs Starfield and Elder Scrolls 6. We would’ve said Cyberpunk 2077 as well but that did just get a release date for next April. Turns out current-gen machines are still strong enough for Keanu Reeves.Backwards CompatibilityThankfully, both consoles are making backwards compatibility (at least with the previous generation) a priority. Tens of millions of people bought a PlayStation 4 and/or Xbox One along with countless games. All of those games should work on the new machines and may even perform better. That applies to accessories as well, even PlayStation VR headsets on PlayStation 5. And yes this means Project Scarlett will have a disc drive. But we’re also hoping that the power of these machines will allow for older systems to be emulated more easily.Extra FeaturesSony wowed reporters by showing how PlayStation 5 SSDs could dramatically reduce load times in PlayStation 4 games. Spider-Man rapidly swung through New York City without waiting for a skyscraper to pop in. And it sounds like Sony wants to make load times non-existent in the next generation. Beyond that though all we can assume right now for extra features is continued support for PlayStation Network.Microsoft we have a clearer picture of if only because the company is clearly more interested in its online services than hardware at this point. Expect to take full advantage of an Xbox Game Pass subscription on Project Scarlett. And you won’t just be downloading games. You’ll be streaming them wherever you are through Project xCloud. Heck, at this point we wouldn’t be shocked if there’s a way to directly connect Project Scarlett to a Nintendo Switch.last_img read more

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The Boogeyman signs WWE Legends contract

first_img Videos Articles Twitter All Elite Wrestling announces the signing of WWE Hall of Famer Tully Blanchard Pinterest ROH World Champion Matt Taven’s contract set to expire at the end of September Facebook Roman Reigns is in Remission Kurt Angle Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Videos Articles Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 WWE issued the following late Friday night.Boogeyman signs WWE Legends contractAs he revealed on Friday via Twitter, The Boogeyman, one of the scariest Superstars to ever set foot in a WWE ring, has signed a WWE Legends contract.Both through his powerful arsenal and his macabre tactics that included an abnormal affinity for worms, The Boogeyman made quite an impact during his WWE tenure. The creepy competitor terrified opponents in WWE and ECW, which included a heated rivalry with WWE Hall of Famer Booker T that led to a victorious effort for the nightmare-fueled Superstar at WrestleMania 22.Please join WWE in congratulating The Boogeyman.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 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 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Google+ LAX officially bids farewell to Impact Wrestling, Reportedly turns down top money contracts Seth Rollins Cesarolast_img read more

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Stolen Vehicle

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 13, 2017 – Providenciales – A 2007 Silver Kia Sportage Jeep reg# 1003 similar to the one above was reported missing around 3:03pm on Monday 10th July 2017.  If you have any information on the whereabouts of this vehicle, please contact the Police by dialing 911 or 338-5901.Or call Crime Stoppers on 1-800-8477 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.crimestoppers.tc. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. All calls are answered by Miami Dade Police and no one from the RTCIPF will know who called. Only the information received will be provided to the RTCIPF. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.Press Release: RTCIPF Related Items:last_img read more

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Lampard is excited ahead of Chelsea match

first_imgHis team Derby County will play at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday against the English Premier League side in the Carabao CupFor the first time since retiring from professional football, Frank Lampard is returning to Stamford Bridge as a Chelsea rival.The former Blues footballer has taken Derby Country to the Fourth Round in the Carabao Cup after beating Manchester United last month.And now he returns to what he calls the place with his “40,000 friends.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Well, I’m preparing. I’m working hard, that’s my job – to try and prepare us to give as good an account of ourselves as we can,” Lampard said to Sky Sports.“The bond I have with the fans and people behind the scenes where – it’s a special draw for me to be able to go back and see people behind the scenes and see 40,000-plus friends in the stadium.”“I’m more emotional as I’ve got older, I think. You know these things catch you because you realize in life what an important part Chelsea was in my life, how important it was and what I owe for that in terms of thanks,” he added.“Sarri is very impressive and I can feel it here because the staff here, everybody, the players have worked very hard from the start of pre-season to change certain things, as managers tend to do when they come in and I know the work that has to go in to try and make those changes.”last_img read more

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Revealed Salman Khan to work with a 17yearold actress in new film

first_imgSalman KhanInstagramSalman Khan is on a high these days, with a very positive attitude towards his upcoming release Bharat, co-starring Katrina Kaif and Disha Patani. The Bollywood superstar also has some new films in his kitty, including Inshallah, which is to be helmed by his good friend and one-time favourite director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The buzz around Inshallah is great, as Salman Khan is teaming with Sanjay Leela Bhansali after a very long time. Also, Salman Khan will be co-starring with the young and talented Alia Bhatt, the best actress in current times.The pairing is a bit odd since Alia Bhatt is 26 in real life, and Salman Khan, 53. Reports say Salman will be Khan playing a 40-year-old character who is a businessman in Inshallah, while Alia Bhatt will play a 20-year-old aspiring actress. But it seems Salman Khan is quite okay with acting opposite younger actresses, as most cinema heroes are.Recently at his press interviews for Bharat where International Business Times, India was present when Salman Khan was asked if he will work with Disha Patani in a film again, as she is much younger, he looked surprised. He had a ‘Why not?’ look on his face, as he disclosed that he will be working with an even younger actress – a 17-year-old – in his new film.In Bharat, Disha Patani is Salman’s love interest in the phase where his character is young. Expressing surprise at why he wouldn’t work with Disha again, Salman Khan revealed, “I’m working with a 17-year-old now.” He then stopped short and did not reveal anything more, even as we probed further. It seems Salman Khan accidentally let out information that was not supposed to be revealed at this stage! We wonder who this young actress is.Meanwhile, SLB’s Inshallah is going to be shot in the USA, his fourth film with Salman Khan. Bhansali first made Khamoshi – The Musical with Salman Khan and Manisha Koirala in 1996. Salman Khan and he then came back together in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1999. The film also starred Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ajay Devgn and was much appreciated for the performances of all actors, the music and the tragic love story.Then, Salman Khan had a cameo in Saawariya in 2007, the SLB film that launched the careers of Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor. In between, Bhansali wanted to make Bajirao Mastani with Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai, but the film did not happen to post their break-up. It was made with Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone and released in 2015.last_img read more

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UH Moment Radicle Fresh Juice

first_imgRadicle Fresh Juice Company— mobile carts offering fresh squeezed juices— launched on the University of Houston campus last fall.“If it wasn’t for the University of Houston, I would have this opportunity,” said Clark Neumann, a 2015 graduate of the Bauer College of Business and co-founder of Radicle. “If it wasn’t for the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship, specifically, I wouldn’t be running a juice company. It literally fell in my lap.”Shawn LindseyUH helped Neumann connect with Houston artist and philanthropist Barbara Hines. She was a member of the UH Board of Visitors and expressed the need for healthier food options on campus.“I wanted to more than just write a check and leave them to it,” said Hines. “I wanted to do something for the university that would benefit students – helping the university in a way that I would have an involvement.”A radicle is the primary root of a plant. Hines’ vision was to create a company that would “take root” and contribute to a healthier campus, and then gift a majority of the profits back to UH. Neumann was the entrepreneur to carry it out.“I thought he was someone who could move it forward,” said Hines.For Neumann, developing the company was more than a year in the making.“Even the simple idea of cold-pressed juice took a lot of planning,” said Neumann. “How do I make cold pressed juice? What do I make it on? Where do I get that machine?”Radicle now employs four part-time workers—all UH students and is following through with it’s commitment to gift profits back UH.“The University having that mindset of wanting to help us (students) and put us in places that are going to help us grow and innovate – all of that ties together,” said Neumann. “I’ve traveled to lots of universities, and you don’t see this level of entrepreneurial ingenuity that goes on and a willingness to try things,” said Ken Jones, the former director of the Wolff Center who facilitated the partnership between Neumann and Hines. “It really is a top-down type of a mindset that I think President Khator has manifested across the campus.” Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /01:30 Sharelast_img read more

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Cameras and DVRs used in massive Minecraft server DDoS attack

first_imgInternet-connected devices like cameras, thermostats, and even locks are being sold to us as a convenience. Unfortunately they’ve become a major convenience for criminals, too.This month, a massive DDoS attack was launched against security researcher Brian Krebs’ website. DDoS attacks aren’t always a big deal — sometimes they result in a bit of temporary sluggishness but don’t have any lasting effect. That wasn’t the case with the Krebs attack.The DDoS was so overwhelming  — peaking at around 665Gbps — that his hosts at Akamai ultimately decided that they had to remove Krebs’ site from their servers. Krebs estimated that defending against the attack likely cost Akamai millions, and that it had started impacting their other customers.This week, that attack was dwarfed by a new one. Someone launched a DDoS attack against Minecraft servers hosted by French provider OVH, and whoever it was cranked the volume up to eleven. At its peak, OVH was seeing an insane 990Gbps flooding its servers.How did a botherder amass that kind of firepower? By enlisting the aid of more than 150,000 IoT devices, which was made possible because of the incredibly low bar that IoT device makers have set for security.Much of this hardware winds up connected to the Internet with outdated firmware that’s all too easy for an attacker to compromise. Most of them also still have default usernames and passwords set — obviously something that owners could and should change, but manufacturers can also force it as part of the setup process.Until something is done to dramatically improve IoT security, the legions of zombies will continue to grow… and it won’t be long before terabit attacks like the one launched against OVH are the norm.last_img read more

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first_img Related Content July 24, 2013 — The Stockholm District Court ruled ContextVision is the owner of a patent application filed by Sapheneia in September 2006. The patent application represents the underlying technology across multiple medical imaging modalities. ContextVision proved that the technology within the patent is a result of work the two filing inventors conducted during their time at ContextVision.According to Swedish law, any invention or patent application filed within six months of employment belongs to the previous employer. In this case, Sapheneia registered the patent application five months after the inventors left ContextVision, making ContextVision the rightful owner of the application.Sapheneia’s platform, “Clarity Server Solution,” relates to the technology included within the September 2006 patent application. Due to the court’s ruling, ContextVision now owns the patent application.The main hearing was held in Stockholm, May 27-30, 2013. On July 12, 2013 the Stockholm District Court ruled in favor of ContextVision and declared that ContextVision owns the patent application. Sapheneia was ordered to pay ContextVision’s legal costs during this process, amounting to TSEK 2,940.For more information: www.contextvision.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Technology | Radiation Dose Management | July 11, 2019 Fluke Biomedical Introduces RaySafe 452 Survey Meter Radiation measurement often requires different devices for varying applications, adding to the cost and complexity of… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 Mirion Showcases Instadose2 Wireless Dual Detector Dosimeter at AAPM and AHRA Featuring dual detectors, the Instadose2 dosimeter addresses international requirements for independent deep [Hp(10)]… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more center_img Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Feature | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 | Niki Fitousi, Ph.D., and An Dedulle Can CT Image Truncation Cause False Dose Alerts? One of the main benefits of a radiation dose management system is the possibility to automatically generate alerts when… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 09, 2019 Radcal Exhibits Accu-Gold Touch Systems at AAPM 2019 Radcal Corp. will be presenting the new Accu-Gold Touch platform, a multi-analyzer the company says is the latest in X-… read more News | July 24, 2013 ContextVision Receives Positive Ruling in Patent Litigation Stockholm District Court ruling makes ContextVision the owner of a 2006 patent registered by Sapheneia Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Figure 1: Example of an intentionally truncated CT image. The truncation percentage was calculated as the ratio of the patient border touching the field of view to the total patient border (red/(read+blue)). Image courtesy of Qaelum.last_img read more

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Freed from prison Vietnamese dissident speaks out

first_img Comments   Share   Uyen said Kha’s actions were patriotic and not aimed at attempting to overthrow the government“I really hope that everyone will join me and fight for the communist government to free Kha,” she said. “I feel pain to leave my companion and my brother in that darkest place.”Uyen said she now plans to learn English to help publicize the human rights situation in Vietnam internationally. She said there was no question of her stopping her campaign for democracy in Vietnam, saying the country was on an “inevitable trend” toward greater freedoms.“We have the right to choose an organization to run the country, not just one that was imposed on the people,” she said.Vietnam’s leaders have delivered rising living standards and security to the country of 90 million people since embracing economic reforms in the 1980s. But they do not allow any challenge to their one-party rule and routinely arrest critics.At least 46 people, many of them pro-democracy bloggers, have been convicted and sentenced for dissident activities this year.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The vital role family plays in society Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – A young Vietnamese dissident released early from prison said Monday she will continue fighting for multiparty democracy in the Communist-ruled Southeast Asian country after the leniency shown by authorities in freeing her.Nugyen Phoung Uyen, 21, was sentenced to six years for distributing leaflets hostile to the ruling party.An appeals court earlier this month changed that to a three-year suspended sentence and released her after 10 months in jail. Sympathizers said it was the first time that authorities had freed someone early who had been convicted of national security crimes. Uyen’s remarks to The Associated Press reveal something of the confidence of Vietnam’s dissident movement, which has been energized by the spread of the Internet in recent years. Whilst long prison terms are still common, many dissidents and pro-democracy bloggers are not afraid to publicly express dissent, challenging a regime that until recently had a monopoly on most information in the country.“I’m now free, but the three-year suspended sentence is like a noose that strangles me and shuts my mouth,” she said by phone. “I just wanted everybody, especially the young people who live under this regime, to know what rights they have.”Uyen said she was kept in a darkened room for the initial period of her imprisonment and given water contaminated with rat droppings. She said was given meat or fish only four times a month, less than the eight stipulated in prison regulations.Uyen was freed followed meetings last month between President Barack Obama and Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang. Obama pressed Vietnam to take concrete steps to improve its human rights record _ a major sticking point in ties between the countries.In a statement, the United States embassy in Hanoi said it welcome the release, albeit with restrictions, and urged Hanoi to also free Dinh Nguyen Kha, a 25-year-old activist arrested alongside Uyen. Kha had his sentenced halved by the court. Top holiday drink recipes Sponsored Stories How do cataracts affect your vision?last_img read more

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first_imgagentsCzech RepublicCzech Tourism Boardfamil A select group of Australian travel agents is currently exploring regional areas of the Czech Republic as part of a Czech Tourism Board global marketing initiative incorporating 20 countries, to highlight what’s hot in areas outside of Prague.The wine region of Southern Movarian is becoming increasing popular with domestic and international guests and currently produces 97 per cent of all Czech wines. The wine region covers 16,514 hectares and includes 306 winemakers – all creating a wide variety of red, white, rose, orange and dessert wines.The group is pictured enjoying a drop of the traditional Becherovkaat at the Punkva Caves in Moravian Kras which is located north of the country’s second largest city of Brno. This limestone cave system was discovered in 1909, with the ‘Dry Sector’ open for visitors to walk through. In 1920 the ‘wet sector’ was opened, where guests board electronic boats and cruise through the water system of the caves.L-R: Jacqui Xerri- senior consultant from Victorian based Trans World Travel, Graham Bow – Prague based Australian with Eastern Europe Tours, Jan Urban, marketing director Asia Pacific Czech Tourism Board, Even Fang, sales consultant Sydney based Beyond Travel and Tania Clarke- travel designer Where2Travel.last_img read more

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The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact What a 2013 season it was for the Arizona Cardinals.A new general manager plus a new coach and a newly-revamped roster meant a new outlook for the future.The Cardinals went 10-6, narrowly missing the playoffs, but more importantly, changing the direction of the franchise just one season after a woeful 5-11 campaign.But the work has already begun for 2014. In May, the Cardinals hold the 20th pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. To follow all the rumors and predictions of what the Cardinals (and the other 31 teams) will do in the draft, check our Mock Draft Tracker. We’ll keep you updated on what all the top experts are projecting leading up to the draft. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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President pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades on Thursday paid tribute to the Father of the Indian Nation during a visit at the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination (Gandhi Smriti), in New Delhi.The president, who is on a state visit to India, signed the visitors’ book noting that “Mahatma Gandhi was guided by the virtues of truth, peace and the principle against violence”.Anastasiades wrote Gandhi was “a visionary leader who always fought against violence, based on truth and peace. A Great Soul that not only led India to freedom but also inspired the whole world. ”In New Delhi, the president will be officially welcomed by the president of India at a special ceremony at the Presidential Palace and will hold official talks with the prime minister of India.Anastasiades will also be the keynote speaker at a business forum organised by the business associations of Cyprus and New Delhi.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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