Calgary Olympic bid rests in the hands of city councillors

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – “Tune in and get some popcorn,” Ward 3 councillor Jyoti Gondek told 660 NEWS before heading into council chambers on Wednesday.Just hours before Calgary City Council is set to vote on a motion ending the 2026 Olympic bid, the Bid Corporation has announced the provincial and federal governments have agreed to consider a new funding proposal.The deal is on a revised budget of $2.875 billion dollars, down from the previous amount of $3 billion that was needed from taxpayers.In a funding letter, provided by BidCo, each level of government would be responsible for paying the following amountsCity of Calgary$370 million cash$150 million in preauthorized Victoria Park and Stampede access improvements in conjunction with the Government of AlbertaInsurance redemption amount of $200 million which covers a defined contingency, the City of Calgary would pay $20 million of that upfront.Government of Alberta $700 million cashGovernment of Canada$1.423 billion matching the financial commitments to the core event costs by the Government of Alberta, City of Calgary and Town of Canmore$30 million of leveraging initiatives identified in the hosting plan The letter announcing the deal is signed only by Premier Rachel Notley and Federal Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan, the spot for Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s signature is blank.When it comes to the motion of ending the bid process for the 2026 Games, at least two councillors have said they will not support it.A minimum of 10 councillors need to agree to end the process for it to be dead.READ MORE: Calgary Olympic dreams hang in the balance of committee vote“I guess we’ll see today. There are a lot of questions that need to be asked. I think especially because BidCo released the terms of the proposal publicly. I would be surprised if we need to go in-camera to have the discussion since everything is before us,” Gondek said, who is unsure of which way she will decide.But Ward 6 councillor Jeff Davison and Ward 5 councillor George Chahal both said they want Calgarians to decide and will vote to move forward with the process.“I think for what we have to do to build infrastructure in the city moving forward. (We have to) rehabilitate all our existing facilities, build a fieldhouse, potentially a mid-sized arena and all that other work. Spending those funds that we’re going to have to spend anyways but leveraging the investment from the federal and provincial government to get 2,600 units of affordable housing as well and getting over $4 billion of investment in our city. I think it’s something we need to consider as a city and the public needs to weigh in and see the pros and cons of making these decisions. I think November 13th is very important that we allow our democratic process to move forward,” Chahal said.“I think when you boil that down, likely the City of Calgary over the next two budget cycles will spend $350 million of that money anyways for an additional $40 million to leverage $4.2 billion. It’s insane that we wouldn’t consider this,” added Davison.READ MORE: Calgary councillor still thinks city can’t afford the gamesThe lower cost estimate comes from efficiencies in security costs, according to James Millar, the communications director for Calgary 2026.“In September in the draft hosting plan, we were very generous with the amount that we put in the budget for security. It is a federal responsibility but we were transparent in putting that amount in our budget. The RCMP and other security officials have spent the last number of weeks looking at that number. They came back to us last week and said this can be done for less. Also, with a security budget that would be lower, there wasn’t as high a need for a combination for security personnel to come in from outside of Calgary, outside of Alberta — so we were able to find efficiencies there,” Millar said.But security costs in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games were estimated to come in just below $200 million, while the actual total came in around $900 million.“You can’t compare Vancouver and Calgary. (Vancouver) is a coastal community, so that added a lot more logistics, added a lot more personnel, added a lot more cost. Another thing that occurred in the past eight years since Vancouver had them is the RCMP and others like any organization does, it has become more efficient and this is through technology and other means. It’s looked at better ways to provide security and still keep people safe. I think one thing that many would say ‘does spending more money mean you’re safer?’ I think the authorities would look at it and say ‘we’re the experts — we know what we’re doing and we can find efficiencies just like any other organization,’” Millar added.In terms of how the process all played out, ending with an overnight agreement from the federal government, councillors are still confident to trudge forward.READ MORE: Alberta accuses Ottawa of ‘bad-faith tactics’ in 2026 Olympics talks“I think everyone is playing the chicken game. A lot of different tactics have been used to get us here. I think what we need to focus on right now is that we have a good deal in front of us and we need to focus on the fact of ‘do you want the Olympics or not?’ and stop letting a bunch of clutter get in the way of what the intent here actually is,” Davison said.“I’ve taken the position from the beginning that Calgarians need to weigh in on this decision. They should be able to exercise their right through the plebiscite. I’m going to stand by that — so I’m going to be supporting that we move forward to November 13 and Calgarians decide the outcome of the 2026 Olympic bid,” said Chahal.“There are members of the public that are extremely well informed and often know things at the same time we do when things are leaked to the media. There are still other people who are still extremely uninformed. Some because they couldn’t find the information and others because they have been reading misinformation. Your guess is as good as mine,” added Gondek.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said either way, the decision comes down to Calgarians.“We support the Calgary Olympic bid. Calgary is a world-class city. It would be great to host the Olympics in Canada but obviously, the ultimate decision is up to Calgarians and Albertans themselves. We will be there as a federal government to support the same way we’ve supported when it came to the Vancouver Olympics, when it came to the Pan-Am Games, the same way we’re doing with the Jeux de la Francophonie in Moncton. We are happy to have an opportunity to showcase Canada to the world.”The Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee issued a release Wednesday morning urging council to support the process.“The COC and CPC ask the city councillors to remember what the Games will mean for Canadians and to embrace the opportunity to renew and create new legacies for generations to come,” the release said.“A home Games in 2026, will inspire a new generation of Olympians and Paralympians and show the world once again the best of Canada.”With files from Mark Strashok and Craig Lester.last_img read more

Beside The Points For Monday Dec 4 2017

Things That Caught My EyeChapecoense make a return!Five days after the one-year anniversary of the crash that killed 71 people and nearly destroyed the Chapecoense soccer team, the rebuilt Brazilian club clinched a return to the 2018 Copa Libertadores, the very tournament that the 2016 squad was traveling to compete in the final against Atletico Nacional. The 2-1 victory over Coritba meant Chapecoense will finish eight and qualify for the group stages of the South American club competition. [Goal]Tiger Woods? Now there’s name I haven’t heard in a few days.Tiger Woods, golfer, competed in the Hero World Challenge last week mounting another return to professional golf. Despite being the 1,199th ranked golfer in the world, Tiger has been claiming headlines despite not winning a tournament since 2013. Indeed, he gets more ink than all the people who have at times held the No. 1 world ranking since 2014. Tiger Woods has been the most written about player in golf for 24 of the past 47 months. On one hand, that’s nuts, on the other hand, the whole objective of golf is to play the least amount of golf, right, so from that point of view the golfer not playing all that much golf may very well be the best, right? Right? [FiveThirtyEight]Ohio sports receives newest chip for amply chipped shoulderThe College Football Playoff selection committee was presented with a difficult decision on whether to award Big Ten champion Ohio State with the fourth playoff berth or whether to give America another Alabama-Clemson game. Going into the day, we estimated there was a 40 percent change Ohio State would get the ticket, 28 percent chance it’d go to Alabama, and a 20 percent chance it’d go to USC. Only one other time in playoff history did a team that wasn’t a conference champion get into the playoff Clemson will face Alabama and Oklahoma will play Georgia in the first games of the playoff. [FiveThirtyEight]How fortunate for RussiaRussia, the hosts of the 2018 World Cup, got into what appears to be one of the weakest groups in modern World Cup history, with Group A — Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Russia and Uruguay — having an average Elo rating 97.8 points lower than cup average. That’s the lowest since 1986. As a result, Russia has a 74 percent chance of advancing out of the group stage. [FiveThirtyEight]Try out our fun new interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Ingram & Kamara remain ridiculousThe tandem running backs of the New Orleans Saints have been running all over the league this season, and Sunday’s win over NFC South rivals the Carolina Panthers involved both racking up more than 100 yards from scrimmage, the fourth game this season they’ve both pulled that off. No running back duo has pulled off such a feat since Roger Craig and Wendell Tyler for the 49ers in 1985. [ESPN]Niners win and give Cleveland a path to the top pickA San Francisco 49ers win over Chicago means that Cleveland is two games ahead of San Francisco and New York Giants in pursuit of the the No. 1 pick of the 2018 NFL draft. By day end Sunday they had in the ballpark of a 90 percent chance of claiming the top pick. [ESPN]Make sure to try your hand at our fun NFL can you beat the FiveThirtyEight predictions? game!Big Number6 winsKansas City, Los Angeles Chargers, and Oakland are each 6-6, and any of them could plausibly win the AFC West. Right now Kansas City has the inside track, with a 59 percent chance, Los Angeles has a 26 percent chance and Oakland has a 15 percent chance. For each team, winning the division the only conceivable path to the postseason: They’d each be fighting the 7-5 Ravens and 8-4 Jaguars or Titans for those wildcard spots. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slack: Sunday, noonishneil:Bama!andrea:What do we think of this? I was biased in favor of Ohio despite my Michigan background but thought they’d choose AlabamaThat said all the stuff about Alabama’s consistency was surprising to me because good teams playing less good teams are going to consistently look better than good teams playing good teamsDoes that make sense?neil:Yeah, definitely. Although to Bama’s credit, they played a number of teams roughly as good as Iowa (Miss State, LSU, etc) and handled them instead of losing by 31. (Then again, they also didn’t have any signature wins like OSU had over Penn St. and Wisc…)In that sense, the committee probably did hold Ohio State’s low point against them, and downplayed their high pointsPredictions NFL NBA See more NBA predictions College Football All newsletters Oh, and don’t forgetThe Detroit’s Silverdome did not implode this past weekend, a state it has had a lot of practice of doing but this was the weekend that they really wanted it to implode. We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe See more college football predictions See more NFL predictions read more

2017 Belonged to Nintendo Switch But What About 2018

first_img ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President “Nintendo is doomed” is one of the laziest long-running opinions in video games, but during the lows of the Wii U era it was hard to completely deny it. However, with 10 million units sold before the end of its first year and first holiday, on pace to overtake its predecessor in a fraction of the time, it’s also hard to deny that the Nintendo Switch is anything other than a runaway success.If you’ve been following my writing this year you know how much I’m into the Switch. It’s not perfect. I wish I could back up saves and it’d be nice to have more onboard storage. But the incredible appeal of the device is obvious. Unlike the Wii U, the Switch console/handheld hybrid concept is elegant, alluring, and can be instantly explained with just an animated logo. It’s a convenient device you just want to play on games, and Nintendo and third-party partners have been better than ever at making sure there are enough games (and apps like Hulu) for you to actually play.Since its reveal in January and launch in March, 2017 has belonged to the Nintendo Switch. But with the year now ending, naturally we’re all wondering what the system’s future will look like in 2018. We expect to see a Nintendo Direct in a few weeks that will fill in some more details, but let’s close out Switch’s fantastic first year with some speculation about its next one. And since we aren’t mobile-hungry shareholders, we’re limiting our guesses to games and features, not cold hard sales potential.OnlineThe Nintendo Switch’s online functionality is still the biggest unfinished aspect of the system. And given Nintendo’s spotty history with the internet, its quality remains a big question. The service was slated to launch in late 2017 but was pushed to 2018. It’s also the first time Nintendo plans to charge for online multiplayer access, albeit for a smaller fee than Xbox Live or PlayStation Network. We just don’t know enough details about this to feel good, and the details we do know like the cumbersome online Splatoon 2 voice chat app don’t make us feel confident. But we do think Nintendo knows it has to up its online game if it expects players to pay for the service. Miiverse can’t have been sacrificed in vain.Virtual ConsoleNintendo Switch has had enough awesome games big and small this year that we didn’t feel as disappointed as we thought about the lack of Virtual Console. Plus, between stuff like Namco Museum and the Arcade Archives series, it’s not like there aren’t ways to play old games on Switch. Still, being able to revisit NES, SNES, N64, and maybe even GameCube classics anywhere makes the Virtual Console sound better than it has ever been, even if we inevitably have to re-buy everything. Nintendo shouldn’t let mini retro consoles completely distract it from this dream. And if you need a suggestion for a killer Virtual Console launch game, at least in America, how about Mother 3 finally?GamesBetween Mario and Zelda and Splatoon, it may have seemed like Nintendo burned its biggest franchises in Switch’s year one. But in aggregate, enough B-tier Nintendo characters can still be pretty powerful. We already know about new Kirby and Yoshi games. A new real strategic Fire Emblem should still be on track. Bayonetta 1 and 2 are the next Wii U games to be rescued. And while we don’t think Bayonetta 3 and Metroid Prime 4 launch next year, the next real huge Pokemon RPG still could. Throw in enhanced ports of Smash Bros. and Mario Maker along with one more surprise or two (Pikmin? Animal Crossing???) and that’s another pretty great year when it comes to first-party.As for third-party, hopefully 2018 is when we’ll see the fruits of skeptical publishers waking up to the success of Switch and the hunger of its audience. There are announced games that just make too much sense on Switch, like Dragonball FighterZ or Monster Hunter World, that aren’t yet confirmed for the system. Ports of old games can still be quite nice. Along with Payday 2 and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, I would be delighted, and not at all shocked, to see Switch versions of GTA V and Burnout Paradise. But hopefully sooner or later we’ll get to the point where Switch is getting at least some of the same third-party games at the same time as other consoles, or Grodd forbid original third party games like Mario + Rabbids. Awesome little indie games will also keep lending a hand.Hardware RevisionsWe think 2018 is still a little too soon to introduce some new version of the Switch hardware whether it’s a smaller portable-only model or one with a power-boosting dock or a VR headset or something. Nintendo should focus its factories on making more of these Switches before moving onto something else. Still, given past Nintendo hardware, especially on the handheld side, a redesigned Switch seems inevitable. And something we could see next year are redesigned cross-compatible Joy-Cons perhaps with gimmicks like a D-pad or analog shoulder triggers.The 3DSWe understand why Nintendo would be reluctant to end its successful 3DS handheld following the failure of Wii U. There was no way to be certain Switch would succeed and having a solid foundation to fall back on is just sound business. But we’re certain Switch is a success now. And while the 3DS has been a very cool device with lots of great games, its continuing aging existence is now just holding Switch back. There’s no more need for Nintendo hardware that only works as just a console or just a handheld. There’s no more need to maintain two different software libraries. In 2018, there’s no more need for the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo Switch all day.Buy it now!Super Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Fisherman Discovers Severed Shark Head Bitten Off by Even Larger Creature

first_img Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Stay on target An Australian fisherman recently discovered an enormous severed shark head that was mysteriously bitten off by an even larger predator in the ocean.On Friday, Trapman Bermagui, also known as Jason, found the shark head off the coast of Sydney, Australia, while he was fishing near a town in New South Wales, The Sun reported. Jason picked up the mako shark head, which weighed more than 200 pounds and had massive bite marks. He has no idea what type of creature would eat the mako shark, which is also a large animal, for a meal.center_img Jason shared a picture of a young man next to the shark head on Facebook and wrote, “So this was all we got back of this monster mako. Unfortunately, we didn’t see what ate it, but must of been impressive!”He added, “It was a crazy morning of shark fishing. Hoping to catch smaller sharks, but just hooked big sharks that got eaten by bigger sharks again.”According to National Geographic, the mako shark is one of the ocean’s “ultimate hunters,” can be up to 13 feet long, and weigh up to 1,300 pounds. They’re able to chase their prey at 35 mph and their needle-like teeth enable them to grab onto swordfish, tuna, and other large sharks.Could there be a Megalodon shark eating mako sharks for dinner? No one knows for sure, but this gory discovery definitely makes a good conversation starter.More on Dog Chases Possum, Gets Stuck in 100-Foot-Long Drain PipeAmphibians Are Dying En Masse, Humans Are to BlameWatch: Kangaroo Rat Ninja-Kicks Rattlesnake in Mesmerizing Slo-Molast_img read more

Judge rules placement of sexually violent predator Alan Earl James in East

first_imgJudge rules placement of sexually violent predator Alan Earl James in East County KUSI Newsroom March 26, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (CNS) – A convicted sex offender will be released from a state hospital and placed at a sheriff’s facility in Jacumba Hot Springs, where he will continue treatment in a conditional release program, a San Diego judge ruled.Alan Earl James, 56, was convicted in 1981 and 1986 of numerous sex- related felonies involving several minor victims — who included younger family members — and sentenced to 28 years in state prison.James, who is classified as a “sexually violent predator,” was committed to Coalinga State Hospital, where he was undergoing treatment “for an indeterminate term” until he petitioned for a monitored conditional release last summer, prosecutors said.By April 25, James will be placed at 45612 Old Highway 80 in Jacumba Hot Springs, a property under the jurisdiction of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The property previously housed sexually violent predators and is staffed by sheriff’s deputies.Placement at the facility was proposed by the California Department of State Hospitals. San Diego County Superior Court Judge Albert Harutunian — who recommended James’ integration into the conditional release program last fall based upon the evaluation of psychiatric experts — ruled that the Jacumba Hot Springs facility meets the criteria for placement.James’ impending release was met with opposition last week during another hearing in Harutunian’s courtroom, which drew a crowd that included his former victims, county Supervisor Dianne Jacob and members of the community.Harutunian told attendees that he understood their opposition to James’ release, but said citizens would be better suited directing their concerns towards the legislature, which determines sentencing guidelines and penalties for offenders.Robert N., who now lives on the East Coast, said he flew 3,000 miles to make his voice heard regarding James’ release. He said James held a butterknife to his neck and threatened to kill him if he told anyone about the abuse, which happened to him and his siblings more than 30 years ago.“My biggest fear is that this time, he’ll end up killing a kid,” he said. “I understand that he’s going to be monitored and all that, but eventually, there’s going to come to a point where someone’s going to turn their head or something and not be paying attention and that’s where he’s going to end up striking.”Robert N.’s sister, who went by L.N. while speaking to the court, said James assaulted her when she was 4 years old, and urged Harutunian to have James placed in a facility apart from communities where children and families live.“I feel he will re-offend given the opportunity,” she said. Following his conviction and release for abuse committed against her and her siblings, L.N. said James assaulted another girl and was convicted again.“I understand he has to be released. However, he just does not need to be in the community of San Diego,” she said. “I no longer live in San Diego. However, I still have family here, family that are children, as well as adults, and will all be impacted by this. I just fear that he will hurt another child and I don’t want that to ever happen again.”Jacob, whose district includes Jacumba Hot Springs, said the rural communities of eastern San Diego County have experienced “an over- concentration” of sexually violent predator placements and have become “easy pickins” for the placement of sex offenders.According to Jacob, nine sexually violent predators have been placed in Jacumba Hot Springs, Campo and Boulevard.“There are not the resources, there are not the services out there (in the East County) in order to support the ongoing treatment of sexually violent predators, yet the state has chosen to place nine of these in these communities anyway, and I believe it’s wrong and enough is enough,” Jacob said. Posted: March 26, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Junior doctors on relay fast to protest NMC Bill in Kakinada

first_imgKakinada: Junior doctors of Rangaraya Medical College (RMC), as a mark of protest against National Medical Council (NMC) Bill, participated in relay hunger strike at RMC PG quarters here on Thursday. They gathered in large numbers at Kakinada Government General Hospital (KGGH) with the support of under-graduate students and postgraduate students without disturbing the general public and patient care in the hospital. The participants raised slogans against the undemocratic, anti-poor, anti-federal, pro-corporate sections and clauses of draconian NMC Bill-2019 which was passed in the Lok Sabha on July 29. The All India Democratic Women Association extended support to the protesting junior doctors. On this occasion, representatives of junior doctors threatened to continue the protests in the form of indefinite relay fast if the Rajya Sabha also passes the NMC Bill without making necessary amendments.last_img read more

French regulator ANSM finds lapses at Biocon plant stock falls 9

first_imgBiocon Ltd Chairman and Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar Shaw.ReutersMumbai: Biocon Ltd’s biosimilars programme for Europe has hit a roadblock with French health regulator ANSM finding lapses in quality compliance at its Bengaluru plant during a inspection in March this year.In a stock exchange filing on Sunday, Bengaluru-based Biocon said that the French regulatory agency had conducted pre-approval inspection audits of its drug substance and drug product manufacturing facilities in Bangalore on behalf of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).The inspections related to the pending EMA marketing authorisation applications by Biocon for its biosimilar products Trastuzumab, pegfilgrastim and insulin glargine, Biocon said in its filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange.Reacting to the news, Biocon shares fell 9 per cent in mid-morning to afternoon trading on the BSE, but had recovered to 5 percent levels close to the end of the trading day.The company said that ANSM made no critical observations in its final report but proposed a few corrective actions. ANSM has informed it that a follow-up inspection would be required by the French agency to verify if these actions were being implemented before issuing a good manufacturing practices (GMP) compliance certificate for its products facility, Biocon said.”ANSM has reviewed the proposed CAPA plan and Biocon is progressing towards completion of the implementation of these CAPAs,” Biocon said.Until the drug product facility gets clearance, Biocon will not get marketing approval for its biosimilars.The French regulator, however, has issued GMP certificates for Biocon’s two drug substance manufacturing units in Bengaluru. The company said that the manufacture of these two substances is crucial to the production of the actual biologic product relating to GMP compliance.While Biocon did not specify the nature of the lapses, financial daily HT Mint on Monday cited a newsletter by Pharmacompass, a business intelligence and connection platform for pharma companies, as saying that the March 13-17 inspection at the Bengaluru plant raised 35 deficiencies, including 11 major deficiencies.It said the deficiencies were related to environmental monitoring and training, management of results of out-of-specification products, cleaning validation, process validation, vendors’ qualification, cross contamination risks, and batch manufacturing records, among others, HT Mint reported.”Biocon, along with its partner Mylan, will work with the French and European regulatory authorities with regard to the follow-up inspection of the drug product facility and the marketing authorisation applications with the goal of an early re-inspection,” Biocon said in the filing.The company has also filed applications for biosimilars trastuzumab and pegfilgrastim with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HT Mint added.Biocon expects revenue from its biologics portfolio in regulated markets such as the US and Europe to kick in from financial year 2018-19.last_img read more

Man killed in Ctg gunfight

first_img.A man was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Jangal Salimpur of Sitakundu upazila early Monday, reports news agency UNB.The deceased is Kalu, 42, identified as a rover by the law enforcers, also said had seven cases in his name with different police stations of the district.Mimtanur Rahman, senior assistant director of RAB-7, said that the members of elite force arrested Kalu on Sunday night.Later, they conducted drive along with Kalu in the remote area.Sensing their presence, Kalu’s cohorts opened fire on Ran men, prompting them to retaliate, triggering the gunfight which left Kalu dead on the spot, said the Rab official.The law enforcement’s version of the event was, however, not verified independently as no version of the incident was available immediately either from any witnesses or from any members of the victim’s family.last_img read more

InfraredInfused Activewear Promotes Recovery

first_img Covert Dock for Nintendo Switch Fits in Your PocketRugged BlackBerry Clone With QWERTY Keyboard Hits Kickstarter Stay on target Anyone who stays active—playing sports, doing yoga, going to the gym—understands the need for high-quality workout clothes.As does Spiritus, an Australian startup crowdfunding its specially engineered activewear.The athleisure line is made from an “exclusive” fabric—the result of a collaboration with tech and textile manufacturers XT2 and Celliant.Embedded infrared fibers help promote blood circulation, energy recovery, and cell regeneration, while silver material kills bacteria to prevent odors and keep clothes smelling fresh. (That doesn’t mean you don’t have to shower between barre class and work.)Activewear by Spiritus (via Kickstarter)The quick-dry fabric wicks away moisture and promises drying time up to 35 percent faster than standard polyester; it also protects wearers from harmful UV radiation.“We created Spiritus with young professionals in mind,” co-founder Kevin Dinh said in a statement. “With this active wear, anyone can transition seamlessly from the office to the gym. They will feel less sore after their workout, and Spiritus dries quickly and smells fresh—even after the most strenuous workout, whether outside or in the gym.”Collections are available now to pre-order—as individual pieces or a bundle. Keep in mind, though, that male clothes (T-shirt, tank top, compression shorts) cost about $40 less than the female set (crop top, tank, leggings)—the result of divergent production costs, Spiritus told Geek in an email.Activewear by Spiritus (via Kickstarter)This isn’t the manufacturer’s first Kickstarter rodeo: Spiritus last month launched the same campaign, which shuttered after two weeks, only to relaunch on July 11. A smart move, it seems, as the company surpassed 100 percent funding only four days later.As of press time, Spiritus activewear has collected more than $8,000 from 75 backers; interested customers have 21 more days to pledge.The Melbourne-based team includes engineer Dihn, sports-shoe entrepreneur Kent Le, fashion designer Brianna Wood, and an in-house personal trainer.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our surveylast_img read more

Water nanodroplets zip across graphene faster than a cheetah

first_img Explore further The researchers, Ermioni Papadopoulou and Petros Koumoutsakos at ETH Zürich, Constantine M. Megaridis at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Jens H. Walther at ETH Zürich and the Technical University of Denmark, have published a paper on the fast-moving water droplets in a recent issue of ACS Nano.”We can get very high-speed directed transport of water droplets on the nanoscale, without expending any energy but simply through the patterning of graphene,” Koumoutsakos told “This may have important applications in nano-fabrication and precise drug delivery. It also provides for the first time a simple quantitative explanation for the ultrafast transport of water at the nanoscale.”This nano-/microscale mode of transport is very different than anything observed on the macroscale. The graphene surface was structurally patterned to create wettability gradients, ranging from hydrophobic to hydrophilic. The water nanodroplets, each consisting of approximately 1500 water molecules, were then placed on the surface. The different surface patterns created large contact angles on the hydrophobic domains and smaller contact angles on the hydrophilic domains. The differences in the contact angles at the advancing and receding ends of the water droplets set the droplets in motion and accelerated them forward.Similar mechanisms are found in nature, such as on the surface of the Namib desert beetle and the vein network of banana leaves. These surfaces have patterns that result in the improved collection and transport of water. In experiments with the graphene, the researchers observed water droplet velocities on the order of 100 meters per second, which is two orders of magnitude faster than the highest velocities reported for water droplets propelled by certain other methods, such as surface energy gradients. As expected, smaller droplets move faster than larger ones due to the larger droplets’ increased inertia and greater friction with the surface.After analyzing the underlying mechanisms for the water transport, the researchers derived a scaling law and developed a model that can be used to predict droplet trajectories. This information can be used to design future devices for potential applications, such as high-efficiency drug delivery, electricity generation, and ultrafast heat dissipation for nano- and microscale systems. The researchers plan to further investigate high-speed water transport mechanisms in places other than graphene.”We are examining ultrafast transport of water in other nanostructures, such as carbon nanotubes,” Koumoutsakos said. More information: Papadopoulou et al. “Ultrafast Propulsion of Water Nanodroplets on Patterned Graphene.” ACS Nano. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b00252 A comparison of velocities of water nanodroplets on patterned graphene, a race car, and a cheetah. Credit: Papadopoulou et al. ©2019 American Chemical Society Are we at the limits of measuring water-repellent surfaces? Journal information: ACS Nanocenter_img © 2019 Science X Network In a new study, researchers have propelled water nanodroplets across a graphene surface at speeds of up to 250 km (155 miles) per hour—which, for comparison, is about twice as fast as a sprinting cheetah. The water droplets’ ultrafast velocities don’t require any pump, but instead occur simply due to the geometric patterns on the graphene surface, which create different contact angles at the front and back of the moving droplets to propel them forward. Citation: Water nanodroplets zip across graphene faster than a cheetah (2019, May 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Bengal minister slams Maneka for exceeding her brief

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Minister and senior Trinamool leader Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay on Friday accused Union Minister Maneka Gandhi of “exceeding her brief” by directly communicating with the Kolkata Police in a sexual assault case in which the victim is a two-year-old boy. The West Bengal Power Minister said Gandhi should have spoken to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee first. Chattopadhyay said the Constitution was being “disrespected” by some Union Ministers who were trying to infringe upon the state government’s powers. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed “This is a state matter and even if anything has happened, the Minister for Women and Child Development should have spoken to the Chief Minister first. “Gandhi cannot directly speak to subordinate officials, as this amounts to exceeding her brief,” said Chattopadhyay. “Recently, I have seen some Ministers are infringing upon the state’s powers. I feel this way the Indian Constitution is being disrespected,” he added. On Thursday, Gandhi said that it was shocking for her to know that the incident happened at a play school run by a well-known group. “I have spoken to the Director General of Police, Kolkata, about the case and expressed my displeasure that they have not been able to arrest the accused when a play school has very limited number of employees. “I have requested him to ensure that immediate action be taken to arrest the accused,” the Union Minister tweeted.last_img read more

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first_imgIn the early 20th century, a construction boom took hold in large cities of the U.S. such as New York and Chicago. Gigantic skyscrapers were erected from the ground up, demonstrating the lavish economic power of American industrialists who were literally competing with each other in terms of who could build the highest building in the city. Racing to the sky, these magnates often overlooked the safety of their workers, who would die by the dozen during construction. It was once estimated that for every $1 million spent on a construction site, a worker would lose his life due to an accident.A photograph of a cable worker, taken by Lewis Hine as part of his project.A worker at the edge of a platform, looking north.Atop the Empire State – in construction – Chrysler Bldg & [Daily] News in middle foreground.A construction worker on the Empire State Building.There were no helmets involved and rarely any safety ropes, thus the construction workers were left on their own to overcome severe issues of vertigo and other problems that came when working sometimes up to 1,250 feet (380 m) off the ground. As one work foreman famously stated:“Building skyscrapers is the nearest peace-time equivalent of war.”Empire State Building construction, photographed by Lewis Hine.Empire State Building construction, photographed by Lewis Hine.Painters working on the bridge, October 1914, photograph taken by Eugene de Salignac.However, while the workers faced death on a daily basis, over time many of them became comfortable with the idea of working in such a dangerous environment. Their lifestyle soon came into the spotlight, with reports being written and photos often snapped, capturing the horror and glory of the skyscraper construction worker.Nicknamed “Cowboys of the skies” by the press, these daredevils were glad to risk their lives for a photograph or two in the newspapers. This was how a number of unnerving pictures were created, in which these “cowboys” seem to defy gravity itself, while certainly defying their fears and testing their balance.‘Raising the Mast, Empire State Building,’ photograph, silver print, by the American photographer Lewis W. Hine. Yale University Art Gallery, gift of Lisa Rosenblum, B.A. 1975. Courtesy of Yale University, New Haven, Conn.Riveters attaching a beam.Two construction workers at the corner of two steel beams, pointing to the left.Worker attaching a bolt onto a beam.Whether it be eating lunch atop of the Rockefeller Centre, or walking blindfolded on a girder, hundreds of feet off the ground, the death-defying attitude soon turned into a trademark for the people who chose to participate in the construction of some of the highest buildings ever made.Read another story from us:  Old-fashioned danger – the daredevils that enthralled crowdsPracticing balance was key, as they had no one else to rely on apart themselves. We can still marvel at these daredevils through photographs that captured them casually strolling the skeletal structures of future skyscrapers, or even ordering a meal on the tenth floor of the unfinished Waldorf Astoria, delivered by two equally brave bow tie and jacket-clad waiters.last_img read more

PPS Monofilament Market Global Market Trend Share Profit Growth and Key

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Ikonopedia Introduces Enhanced Breast Ultrasound Reporting Module at SBI

first_imgNews | Ultrasound Women’s Health | April 11, 2018 Ikonopedia Introduces Enhanced Breast Ultrasound Reporting Module at SBI Streamlines reporting for screening and diagnostic exams acquired with automated and handheld ultrasound systems IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. April 11, 2018 — Ikonopedia will introduce its next-generation breast ultrasound reporting module at the 2018 Society for Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Symposium, April 12-15 in Las Vegas. The new and intuitive, Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS)-compliant interface is designed to streamline reporting for both screening and diagnostic exams acquired with both automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) and handheld ultrasound. Ikonopedia will demonstrate its complete suite of breast imaging structured reporting tools at SBI.   The new module is based on the teaching files of A. Thomas Stavros, M.D., FACR, one of Ikonopedia’s founders and author of the popular reference book Breast Ultrasound. The module guides breast imagers through the interpretive process for breast ultrasound exams with an intuitive lesion locator tool designed specifically for breast ultrasound.  It leverages Ikonopedia’s proprietary reporting interface and lesion locator that has increased efficiency for breast imagers in other breast imaging modalities. All reports are guaranteed to be 100 percent BI-RADS language-compliant and current with the Atlas 5th Edition. Ikonopedia is fast without sacrificing accuracy while eliminating reporting errors common with dictation such as inappropriate BI-RADS, incomplete reports and wrong-side reporting, according to the company.Stavros said the module’s situational-based display of only relative icons unclutters the screen, and makes reporting cleaner, faster and more efficient.Ikonopedia is a structured breast reporting and Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) management system designed to dramatically improve reporting efficiency and optimize facility operations.  All findings are saved as discrete data, which allows Ikonopedia to prevent errors, maintain BI-RADS-compliant language and automate many time-consuming processes. Ikonopedia also provides users with the first-ever web-based version of the Tyrer-Cuzick Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool. The tool is utilized to inform women about their lifetime risk of developing breast cancer and to help them make decisions about genetic testing and breast cancer screening options.Ikonopedia’s icon-based structured report automatically populates a back-end database from which turnkey performance audits can be generated by breast center employees. Stavros said establishing an audit for supplemental breast ultrasound screening is a critical first-step in developing a supplemental breast ultrasound screening program, but a step that many breast imagers are uncomfortable developing and initiating on their own.For more information: News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more center_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Image courtesy of Imago Systems read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Related Content Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).last_img read more

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first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineAs Official Watch of the UEFA EURO 2012, and also present on the referee board of the 14th UEFA European Football Championship, Hublot has chosen the Kyiv Olympic Stadium, an imposing 68,000-seater structure and the venue which will host several UEFA EURO 2012 matches as well as the final scheduled for 1st July 2012, as the symbolic location for the unveiling of its two official UEFA EURO 2012 watches.As the competition’s Official Watch, Hublot held a press conference, attended by Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot, Martin Kallen, Director of Operations at UEFA Events S.A, Markiyan Lubkivskyi, Tournament Director in Ukraine, and Friend of UEFA EURO 2012 Sergey Bubka, Ukraine’s sporting legend (he remains the men’s world pole vaulting record holder, President of the National Ukrainian Olympic Committee and member of the IOC) for a large number of local and international journalists, at which it unveiled the two King Power UEFA EURO 2012™ watches, one made from King Gold and ceramic and mainly featuring the blue of the Ukrainian flag, and the other in titanium and ceramic featuring the red of the Polish flag. This King Power chronograph, 48 mm in diameter, with elegant sporty lines, was specially created for this event and includes a 45-minute counter at 9 o’clock amongst its special features, indicating the duration of half a football match as a nod to the footballing world. The official UEFA logo is featured on the watch’s sapphire crystal case-back, surrounded by a graphic representation of a football, inspired by the competition’s official logo.Hublot started out as a trailblazer in 2006, as the first luxury brand to get involved as a partner of football, and has continued to develop its commitment to the sport: Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the FIFA™ World Cup, Official Timekeeper for Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Ajax Amsterdam… These privileged relations have given rise to a host of synergies and to a high level of creativity, providing Hublot with global visibility.www.hublot.comlast_img read more

BoC completes sale of its UK subsidiaries

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President, Hertog argues, I’ve not spoken to another team once, of McIntosh,Myrold stated the app is intended to help teachers improve the academic success of K-12 students by using relatively objective behavioral data points. happy to do the scoring in the do-or-die raids.However this approach suited Services who were able to hold firm in defence ably led by Surjeet Singh giving very little away to Karnataka’s raiding trio of Shabeer Bapu Sukesh Hegde and Prashanth Kumar Rai Karnataka who had depended massively on their raiders to do the scoring throughout the tournament failed to display patience and calm while defending allowing in-form Services raiders Nitin Tomar and Monu Goyat to pluck points away in their raids The 2017 national champions eventually enforced an all-out on Karnataka to take a 11-2 lead in the first half Karnataka reacted by playing more freely thereafter and dragged themselves in contention on the stroke of half time when they inflicted an all-out on the Services side Hegde was at the forefront of the South Indians’ resurgence but his efforts could only reduce the deficit to six points at the interval Services displayed great all-round game to win the Federation Cup Kabaddi tournament in Mumbai Image Courtesy: Mumbai Upnagar Kabaddi Association Taking a 15-9 lead into the second half Services defence sat deep in their half making them less vulnerable to Karnataka’s raiders However Hegde wasn’t to be denied as his two-point raid midway through the second half brought Karnataka within a point of Services A tackle on Goyat meant Karnataka completed a fine comeback but a bit of complacency allowed the wily Tomar to steal bonus points away and put Services in front again With less than 10 minutes remaining on the clock Hegde once again showed his class and rattled the Services defence with his raids to bring the game level at 22-22 However it was Goyat who had the final laugh Exposing the slight weaknesses in the Karnataka defence the Patna Pirates raider picked up two crucial points in his raids in the dying minutes to swing the encounter back in Services’ favour with a 25-24 lead Bapu had a chance to pull Karnataka back in the reckoning but the U Mumba man succumbed in a do-or-die raid to put Services within moments of glory At the buzzer Services erupted in joy after sealing a 28-15 victory in a tense final The victory was quite satisfying for Services having overcome strong sides like Indian Railways and Haryana on their way to the final A fine show from Goyat had helped Services come from behind to beat Anup Kumar’s Haryana 38-31 in the semi-final while Karnataka got the better of national champions Maharashtra after a fairly comfortable 39-31 victoryin the last-four clash Indian Railways prevail in exciting women’s finale Indian Railways rode on Pinki Roy’s superb catch of the Himachal Pradesh raider in the final minute to win the closely-contested women’s final 26-25 Indian Railways held their nerves in a tense final against Himachal Pradesh to clinch the Federation Cup Kabaddi tournament Image Courtesy: Mumbai Upnagar Kabaddi Association For large parts of the encounter it appeared as if the Railways side would run away with it but national champions Himachal Pradesh showed why theyare such a difficult side to beat as they staged a late comeback in the final after trailing 16-9 at half time Raider Nidhi Sharma (6 points) and defender Sarika (3 points) led Himachal’s fightback in the second half as they packed off the entire Railways team with five minutes to spare to reduce the deficit With pressure mounting Railways players were guilty of making too many errors and both the teams were locked on 25-25 with a minute to play But the experienced Roy kept her nerves to catch Sharma and help her team avenge last month’s loss in the Nationals Payal Chowdhary and Sonali Singate earned five points each from their raids for the champions New York City police officers along with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo NYC mayor Bill de Blasio and Vice President Joe Biden paid tribute to one of their two colleagues killed by a gunman last week in a funeral Saturday morning that was expected to draw thousands Rafael Ramos was hours away from becoming a lay chaplain and graduating from a community-crisis chaplaincy program before he was gunned down in Brooklyn in the patrol car he shared with Wenjian Liu The New York Police Department expects some 25000 police officers from around the country to attend the funeral Saturday CNN reports Vice President Joe Biden is also expected to attend Witness the Aftermath of Police Shooting in Brooklyn The skyline of Manhattan is seen in the background as investigators work at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on Dec 20 2014 John Minchillo—AP Police are pictured at the scene of a shooting where two New York Police officers were shot dead in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on Dec 20 2014 Carlo Allegri—Reuters Police are pictured at the scene of a shooting where two New York Police officers were shot dead in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on Dec 20 2014 John Taggart—EPA A police officer wipes tears away from his face as he walks away from the scene of a shooting where two New York Police officers were shot dead in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on Dec 20 2014 Carlo Allegri—Reuters Police pay their respect outside Woodhull Hospital as two Police ambulances carrying the bodies of two murdered officers head to Bellevue Hospital in New York City Dec 20 2014 Paul Martinka—Polaris A man leaves flowers at an impromptu memorial near the site where two police officers were killed the day before in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on Dec 21 2014 Seth Wenig—AP New York City police officer Darren Cox right accompanied by fellow officers leaves flowers at a memorial in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on Dec 21 2014 Mark Lennihan—AP Donna Salvaggio (L) and a woman who gave her name as Reverend Jordan hug at a makeshift memorial at the site where two police officers were shot in the Brooklyn borough of New York City Dec 21 2014 Carlo Allegri—Reuters A man takes part in a prayer vigil at the site where two police officers were fatally shot in the Brooklyn borough of New York City Dec 21 2014 Carlo Allegri—Reuters Mourners take part in a prayer vigil at the site where two police officers were fatally shot in the Brooklyn borough of New York City Dec 21 2014 Stephanie Keith—Reuters New York Police Department officers Mark Cava left and Jason Muller participate in a moment of silence for two slain NYPD officers before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Detroit Pistons in New York City on Dec 21 2014 Jason DeCrow—AP New York Police Department officer Jason Muller salutes during the national anthem after participating in a moment of silence for two slain NYPD officers before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Detroit Pistons in New York City on Dec 21 2014 Jason DeCrow—AP A woman recites from a Bible while standing over a makeshift memorial during a prayer vigil at the site where two New York Police Department (NYPD) officers were fatally shot in the Brooklyn borough of New York City Dec 21 2014 Stephanie Keith—Reuters Mourners take part in a prayer vigil at the site where two police officers were fatally shot in the Brooklyn borough of New York City Dec 21 2014 Stephen Shames—Polaris 1 of 14 Advertisement Ramos 40 was a father of two sons and an active member of the Christ Tabernacle church in Queens where he served as an usher Ramos “had an infectious and disarming smile” the church said in a statement “He was a humble man and was willing to help at any capacity; helping people to their seats moms with their baby carriages or the elderly in and out of our elevator” He leaves behind a wife of over 20 years Maritza and sons Justin and Jaden Police have identified Ismaaiyl Brinsley 28 as the lone gunman who shot Ramos and Liu execution style as they sat in their patrol car Brinsley posted messages on his Instagram account about killing police officers in revenge for the police killings of unarmed black men in Staten Island and Ferguson Mo Protests over those killings and police outrage over the murders of Ramos and Liu have put Mayor Bill de Blasio in the most delicate political position of his tenure so far Witness the Aftermath of Police Shooting in Brooklyn The skyline of Manhattan is seen in the background as investigators work at the scene where two NYPD officers were shot in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on Dec 20 2014 John Minchillo—AP Police are pictured at the scene of a shooting where two New York Police officers were shot dead in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on Dec 20 2014 Carlo Allegri—Reuters Police are pictured at the scene of a shooting where two New York Police officers were shot dead in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on Dec 20 2014 John Taggart—EPA A police officer wipes tears away from his face as he walks away from the scene of a shooting where two New York Police officers were shot dead in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on Dec 20 2014 Carlo Allegri—Reuters Police pay their respect outside Woodhull Hospital as two Police ambulances carrying the bodies of two murdered officers head to Bellevue Hospital in New York City Dec 20 2014 Paul Martinka—Polaris A man leaves flowers at an impromptu memorial near the site where two police officers were killed the day before in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on Dec 21 2014 Seth Wenig—AP New York City police officer Darren Cox right accompanied by fellow officers leaves flowers at a memorial in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on Dec 21 2014 Mark Lennihan—AP Donna Salvaggio (L) and a woman who gave her name as Reverend Jordan hug at a makeshift memorial at the site where two police officers were shot in the Brooklyn borough of New York City Dec 21 2014 Carlo Allegri—Reuters A man takes part in a prayer vigil at the site where two police officers were fatally shot in the Brooklyn borough of New York City Dec 21 2014 Carlo Allegri—Reuters Mourners take part in a prayer vigil at the site where two police officers were fatally shot in the Brooklyn borough of New York City Dec 21 2014 Stephanie Keith—Reuters New York Police Department officers Mark Cava left and Jason Muller participate in a moment of silence for two slain NYPD officers before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Detroit Pistons in New York City on Dec 21 2014 Jason DeCrow—AP New York Police Department officer Jason Muller salutes during the national anthem after participating in a moment of silence for two slain NYPD officers before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Detroit Pistons in New York City on Dec 21 2014 Jason DeCrow—AP A woman recites from a Bible while standing over a makeshift memorial during a prayer vigil at the site where two New York Police Department (NYPD) officers were fatally shot in the Brooklyn borough of New York City Dec 21 2014 Stephanie Keith—Reuters Mourners take part in a prayer vigil at the site where two police officers were fatally shot in the Brooklyn borough of New York City Dec 21 2014 Stephen Shames—Polaris 1 of 14 Advertisement Contact us at editors@timecom should appear before it “and tell us why the court orders should not be obeyed) Dickson Akoh who was carrying a woman on its back can be seen in a video of the incident charging towards the crowd and knocking another woman out of the way " said Donnell Preskey Hushka’ now is not the time to decrease government transparency by forcing people to one electronic portal which is not accessible to everyone the binding energy of oxygen is more than twice what scientists had calculated decades ago: 0 after hydrogen and helium She rose to prominence as an 11-year-old girl who advocated for girls’ rights to education as a 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