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Athenahealth fetches 57 billion cash buyout offerAthenahealth fetches 57 billion cash buyout offer

first_imgAthenahealth shares soared Monday after the struggling medical billing software maker received a $5.7 billion cash buyout offer.Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital plan to give athenahealth shareholders $135 per share in a deal that will take the company private. That represents a roughly 12 per cent premium over the closing price of athenahealth shares on Friday.But the latest deal is smaller than a $6.5 billion bid that prominent investor Elliott Management Corp. made in May.Elliott Management made its offer for $160 per share in cash after saying it had grown frustrated with athenahealth’s struggles, which included missed guidance targets and churning through five chief financial officers in the last four years.A month after Elliott made its offer, co-founder and CEO Jonathan Bush said he was stepping down.Athenahealth said Monday that Elliott Management supported the latest deal offer. Evergreen Coast Capital is an Elliott affiliate that invests in technology.Athenahealth, based in Watertown, Massachusetts, makes medical record, revenue cycle and care co-ordination products and delivers most of it through the cloud. On Friday, it reported third-quarter earnings that topped analyst expectations, but its revenue fell short of the average forecast on Wall Street.The latest athenahelath bid offers “a decent valuation for what has increasingly appeared to be a struggling business,” Leerink analyst David Larsen said in a research note.“We believe that following the long and tumultuous sales process it is unlikely another bidder will emerge,” he wrote.Evergreen and Veritas plan to pair athenahealth with Virence Health, which Veritas bought earlier this year. The combination will operate under the athenahealth brand and stay headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts. Virence Chairman and CEO Bob Segert will lead it.Athenahealth’s board of directors unanimously approved the deal, which the company expects to close in the first quarter. Shareholders still have to vote on it.Athenahealth stock jumped about 9.5 per cent, to $131.73 while broader indexes slipped Monday morning.last_img read more

Grains livestock mixedGrains livestock mixed

CHICAGO — Grain futures were mostly higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for July delivery was up 7.80 cents at $4.6920 a bushel; Jul corn rose 4.44 cents at $3.8220 a bushel; July oats gained 1 cent at $2.9360 a bushel; while Jul soybeans fell 14 cents at 8.4320 bushel.Beef and pork higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Jun. live cattle rose 1.65 cents at $1.1112 a pound; May feeder cattle was up .83 cent at $1.3460 a pound; Jun lean hogs was .95 cent higher at .9200 a pound.The Associated Press

On independence anniversary President calls for war on corruptionOn independence anniversary President calls for war on corruption

The President also paid tribute to the members of security forces who made immense sacrifices to defeat the LTTE. “When the LTTE terrorists attempted to break our country, our Army, Navy, Air Force, Police and Civil Defence Services made sacrifices, their lives and limbs and being handicapped, even denying their children and families a proper family life, suffering many such painful experiences on behalf of the future of the nation, freedom of the nation and unity and the territorial integrity,” he said.President Sirisena pointed out the need for communal harmony among the Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim, Burgher communities to build the nation. Pointing out the right of the people to live as equal citizens, the President said the fullest commitment and support of every section was essential to achieve true reconciliation. (Colombo Gazette) President Maithripala Sirisena said the fight against corruption is the self defence of the nation and it is an imperative need of the era.He said that corruption has become one of the main impediments to the progress towards prosperity, which is the aspiration of all citizens. Stating the importance of identifying development priorities, the President pointed out that there were adverse repercussions due to the implementation of personal agendas in development strategies.Emphasizing the need for financial discipline, President Sirisena said politicians as well as public servants including every head of departments fulfilling the responsibilities towards the people must act with utmost fiscal discipline. “There is a requirement of a national movement against corruption in order to establish a clean political culture and such a collective movement must be mobilized with the participation of the intellectual community of the country,” he said.He also said that the experiences gained during the past 70 years must be used to face the future challenges.“One of the main challenges is poverty and every government implemented different programmes to free the people from poverty and they have made positive contributions. With those experiences, we have launched programmes to achieve that end and there is a need to make them more intelligent and efficient and I am sure with such measures we can win this challenge,” the President said. Addressing the nation on the occasion of the 70th independence anniversary celebrations at the Galle Face in Colombo today, the President said that a broad national movement against corruption is essential for the self defence of the march towards progress of the country. He said that bribery, corruption, fraud and malpractices are having the most adverse impact on the economic independence of the country and so all the politicians should fulfill their duties in an exemplary manner. read more

Valeant Pharmaceuticals announces shakeup on its board of directorsValeant Pharmaceuticals announces shakeup on its board of directors

Valeant Pharmaceuticals announces shakeup on its board of directors by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 29, 2016 6:38 am MDT Last Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 4:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Valeant Pharmaceuticals is shaking up its board of directors, with half of them not standing for re-election, the Quebec-based drugmaker announced Friday.Among the seven of the 14 board members not seeking re-election are the company’s outgoing CEO, Michael Pearson, and former chief financial officer Howard Schiller. The board had previously requested Schiller tender his resignation as a director, but he refused.In addition, five independent directors will not stand for re-election at the company’s annual meeting scheduled for June 14, when the board will be reduced to 11 members.The company also announced three new independent director nominees.“As we transition to new leadership, it is a natural time to welcome three independent nominees who bring important new perspective and expertise to the board,” Robert Power, the chairman of the nominating and corporate governance committee of the board, said in a statement.The news came after the company announced it filed its restated financial statements for 2015 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The pharmaceutical giant had received default notices from its debtholders due to the failure to file its form 10-K with the regulator.Valeant (TSX:VRX) said Friday the filing of the document corrects the problem and it is in full compliance with its credit agreement.Valeant missed a March deadline because of a need to restate how it reported about US$58 million of revenue from U.S. mail-order pharmacy Philidor Rx Services, an affiliated company that has since been shut down.Once Canada’s most valuable company by stock market value, Valeant’s stock has plunged by nearly 90 per cent amid controversy on several fronts, including its relationship with Philidor and its increases to drug prices.Pearson, Schiller and Bill Ackman — a new director whose hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management is the second-largest shareholder in Valeant — expressed regret for hiking drug prices during a grilling Wednesday by a U.S. Senate committee.In addition to Congressional probes over alleged drug-price gouging, it is under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Attorney’s offices in Massachusetts and New York.The company also disclosed Friday it is under investigations by the North Carolina Department of Justice over three drugs under scrutiny from Congress and the State of New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety over Philidor.Quebec’s securities regulator, L’Autorite des marches financiers, has also requested documents about the internal committee it set up to review Philidor, its relationship with the company, Valeant’s accounting practices and other matters. read more

JT Barrett picks up records awards early in careerJT Barrett picks up records awards early in career

OSU redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) carries the ball during a game against Kent State Sept. 13 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won 66-0.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorOhio State redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett has made quite the impact during his first three weeks as a starter.The Wichita Falls, Texas, native joined fellow Texan Kenny Guiton atop the OSU record book when he tied for the most touchdown passes in a single game as he tossed six against the Kent State Golden Flashes.Barrett also became the first Buckeye to throw for more than 300 yards in a game since Troy Smith did it in 2006 against Michigan. Barrett finished with 312 on 23 of 30 passing.Because of his performance, Barrett was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, in addition to earning his second Big Ten Offensive Freshman of the Week honor.The young quarterback became the first Buckeye to win the Big Ten offensive Player of the Week award since running back Carlos Hyde won it following a Nov. 16 win against Illinois in which he rushed for 246 yards and scored five total touchdowns.Barrett said after the win against Kent State on Saturday that he feels like he is improving game by game.“I feel like I’m progressing each week. I’m just trying to get better each week,” he said. “I definitely feel more comfortable every week as I get more reps. Things are starting to slow down for me in the game.”OSU coach Urban Meyer said he purposely put the ball in Barrett’s hands early and often against the Golden Flashes so he could further evaluate the young quarterback’s progression.“I wanted to force him to make plays, and receivers — it’s not just him, it’s the whole combination of quarterback/receivers,” Meyer said Saturday. “I thought he played good. I thought there was a couple misses, too, now that we could have had.”The misses that Barrett made were minimal, but he attributes the limited mistakes to getting used to the speed of the game.“That is one thing (senior quarterback Braxton Miller) told me,” Barrett said. “He said ‘at first, everything is going to be flying around, and you will be really unsure and things like that but as you go, it starts to slow down,’ and that is just game experience.”Redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas, who has caught four touchdowns from Barrett in OSU’s first three games, said he believes in the quarterback’s abilities.“J.T. is a real mature guy. We hold each other accountable and trust each other,” Thomas said. “I trust him and tell him I’ve always got his back out there.”That trust has been evident on the field as Thomas is currently the Buckeyes’ leading receiver with 11 catches for 214 yards and the four scores.Going forward, Meyer said he, as well as his coaching staff, is looking for more ways to put Barrett in a position to succeed.“We actually did some empty (formations), I think he’ll be a good empty quarterback, five receiver set, so we’re still, once again, figuring out exactly how we’re going to be moving the ball as an offense once we start getting to the Big Ten season,” Meyer said.The Buckeyes are set for a bye week before taking on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Sept. 27 at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. read more

Compensation payout for mum left unable to open her jaw wider thanCompensation payout for mum left unable to open her jaw wider than

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Stock image of surgeons  I was in pain around my jaw and throat but I thought that must be normalAmanda Walker Ms Walker, who has an 11-year-old son named Louis, at first did not realise the severity of the situation.She said: “I was in pain around my jaw and throat but I thought that must be normal. In the immediate aftermath of the operation I was taking ibuprofen so that masked some of the pain.”Days later I knew that it wasn’t right. I was still in a lot of pain. But at that point I didn’t even connect the pain in my jaw with the operation. It was only when I went to see my dentist and I was told the amount of damage that I started to put two and two together.”I was in total shock to think this could have happened.” She had to live on a diet of bananas and soup The last thing she expected following the procedure was to be enduring years of agonising pain in her jawRoss McWilliams, medical negligence lawyer Ms Walker has had to go through numerous operationsCredit:Christopher Furlong /Gettycenter_img Ms Walker, from Knarsborough, North Yorks., has received a payout between £100,000 and £400,000 and a written apology from the hospital.She said: “It turned out that during the operation I had not been given enough anaesthetic so I started to come around mid-procedure.”In her panic to rectify the situation the anaesthetist used a Laryngeal mask – a medical device that keeps a patient’s airway open during anaesthesia or unconsciousness – designed for a 25 stone man, forcing it down my throat.” In April 2011 Ms Walker’s jaw was drilled and forcefully flushed out to try and align the joints – but this only worked on her left-hand side.She had the same procedure in August of that year but again it did not work. The following month she had open surgery to shave away bone on the right side of her jaw, but once more it did not work.In the meantime, Ms Walker was in immense pain and was only able to open her jaw a tiny 2cm – if she tried to move it any more than that pain would shoot through her face.In May last year Ms Walker had a partial titanium jaw replacement at Bradford Royal Infirmary, West Yorks. Bananas  Ross McWilliams, an expert medical negligence lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, who represented Amanda, said: “Amanda has had an extremely difficult time over the last five years. She went into the hospital at a very distressing time for her, shortly after a miscarriage, and the last thing she expected following the procedure was to be enduring years of agonising pain in her jaw.”She is determined that the Trust and staff at the hospital learn from what happened to her. She was left in agonising pain that completely turned her life upside-down and she needed extensive facial surgery to correct the problems she suffered as a result of her dislocated jaw.”Amanda is aware that there she is likely to need further surgery in the future, which is obviously causing her a great deal of anxiety.”We are glad that the Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust has finally admitted liability for the injuries Amanda suffered and agreed a settlement with her.”However, the Trust denied responsibility for what happened to her for four years, which caused a great deal of distress and prolonged the litigation unnecessarily for someone who has been desperate to put this terrible ordeal behind her and begin to get her life back on track.”No disciplinary procedure was ever brought for the anaesthetist reponsible for the damage.Dr David Scullion, Medical Director at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The Trust is pleased that an agreement has been reached. We have apologised to Ms Walker for the impact this injury has had on her, and I would like to reiterate that apology now.”We conducted an investigation into Ms Walker’s care with us in 2010 and want to give assurance that we have learned all we can from this incident.” A mother-of-one has received a six figure payout after a botched operation left her unable to open her mouth wider than 2cm for five years.Amanda Walker lived on a diet of soup and bananas, had difficulty talking and laughing and was in constant pain after a doctor dislocated her jaw while fitting breathing apparatus during a procedure.The 48-year-old had started to come around during a routine womb operation at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust Hospital just days before Christmas in December 2010 which she needed as she had miscarried twins.The anaesthetist used excessive force when fitting a special mask to keep her airway open dislocating her jaw.last_img read more

Bad weather could affect search for missing fishermanBad weather could affect search for missing fisherman

first_imgTHE SEARCH FOR a missing fisherman resumed at Lough Ree in Co Roscommon this morning, but bad weather looks set to interfere with the task.Three men went into the water after their boat capsized on Lough Ree on Thursday.While two of the men were rescued from the water, one of men – who was in his 20s – died just hours after his rescue. The second man is in critical condition in hospital.The accident happened when the men were travelling to Carnagh from Hodson Bay in Athlone on Thursday evening.The alarm was raised by a member of the public who saw the conditions the boat was facing.The crew found one of the three men in the water at around 4pm, while the second was found at 5.15pm.SearchThe third man has still not been found and the Coast Guard, gardaí and other emergency and rescue services are involved in a search for him.The Coast Guard helicopter was out for an hour and a half this morning, before returning to base to refuel.Nothing was found during its search. The Coast Guard said that a number of boats are taking part in the search, and the Lough Ree lifeboat is currently out at the moment.However, the forecast is “fairly poor” and as the day goes on the weather is set to deteriorate, with squally and gusty winds predicted.This will most likely affect the search for the missing Co Armagh man.The search is being concentrated on the south and east sides of the lough.All pics of the search: Pic: Brian Lawless/PA Read: Search for missing fisherman stood down for the evening>last_img read more

Suspect arrested in Vancouver Bank of America robberySuspect arrested in Vancouver Bank of America robbery

first_imgA suspect in a lunchtime robbery at Bank of America in downtown Vancouver was arrested later Friday a short distance away, according to the Vancouver Police Department.The robbery was reported at 12:28 p.m. Friday at the branch, at 805 Broadway, according to dispatch records.Witnesses told police a man entered the bank, passed a note to a teller and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, a police statement said. Officers canvassed the area immediately after the report and could not locate anyone matching the robber’s description.Later, a detailed description and surveillance photo were sent to law enforcement, and a Vancouver Police Department administrator spotted a man matching the description in the 600 block of East Evergreen Boulevard, the statement said.Officers converged on the scene and took the man into custody and positively identified him as the robbery suspect, according to the statement. The man, Alejandro Velasquez Mendoza, 25, was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of first-degree robbery and for an outstanding warrant. He is scheduled to make a first appearance Monday in Clark County Superior Court, according to the jail’s roster.last_img read more

I5 Publishing Buys Say Media Pet PropertiesI5 Publishing Buys Say Media Pet Properties

first_imgI-5 Publishing is adding to its portfolio of pet brands by purchasing Dogster and Catster from Say Media.Terms weren’t disclosed.”As the world’s largest owned and operated online pet network, we want to bring a pet owner’s voice to our line of products, while executing on our commitment to growing our digital footprint, which is critical as we continue to evolve and expand our business,” says Mark Harris, CEO of I-5 Publishing, in a statement. “We look forward to integrating and leveraging the Dogster and Catster properties to bolster our company efforts and serve current and future pet owners and pet businesses across the globe.”The deal brings another 2.5 million unique visitors to I-5, doubling traffic to give the publisher the largest digital network in the $58-billion pet market. Much of I-5’s original portfolio (including Dog Fancy and Cat Fancy) came from the acquisition of BowTie Inc. early last year.For Say Media, which has 10 remaining titles primarily in fashion and tech verticals, the deal moves Dogster and Catster to more fitting company.”Taking them to the next level requires a company like I-5 Publishing where pets play a key part of the overall sales and editorial strategy,” says Matt Sanchez, Say Media CEO. “We’re thrilled to see Dogster and Catster find a home with a company that has a strong commitment to growing these brands and investing in the pet community.”last_img read more

Acuras working on a flagship concept for Monterey may also revive ZDXAcuras working on a flagship concept for Monterey may also revive ZDX

first_img 3 Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 10 Photos More From Roadshow 52 Photos Share your voice Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 0 Car Industry General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura Comments 2019 Nissan Maxima review: The ‘four-door sports car’ that isn’t 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Post a comment 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families 12 Photos Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. Honda Acura,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. Share your voice 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model Concept Cars Car Industry Crossovers Coupes Tags Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUVcenter_img 2019 Acura NSX review: Hitting its stride 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 68 Photos 81 Photos 4 Photos More From Roadshow 69 Photos 26 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck Tags Acura Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 18 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Enlarge ImageIf Acura’s forthcoming, nearly production-ready flagship concept looks like the Precision concept did, then it’s safe to say that it’ll make a splash in Monterey. Mullen Lowe With a couple of notable exceptions like the NSX and the last RSX, Acura has been living quite solidly at the dull end of the automotive spectrum for the past couple of decades. That started to look like it might change when the brand released the beautiful and aggressive Precision concept back in 2016.Unfortunately, the Precision concept didn’t herald any significant immediate changes, but now the rumor is that Acura is preparing to launch a new concept during this year’s Monterey Car Week that will be nearly production ready and would be a look at a soon-to-come flagship sedan, according to a report by Car & Driver published on Thursday.This new flagship concept would bear some resemblance to the long, low, sleek and suicide door-sporting Precision concept — and in our opinion, that would go a long way toward curing Acura’s lack of excitement. That would be doubly true if it threw the excellent turbo four-cylinder engine from the Civic Type R under the hood, though we wouldn’t hold our breath for that.Also included in Car & Driver’s article were hints that we might even be able to expect the second generation of Acura’s ZDX crossover coupe thing which originally ended production in 2013. Clearly, that car was ahead of its time, as has been proven by the plague of other coupe-overs to hit the market in the last year.Acura execs are allegedly looking at early designs for a new ZDX, and if that goes well, we’d expect to see one in the next few years.Acura representatives declined to comment on future products. 2010 Acura ZDX 71 Photos 2020 Cadillac XT6 first drive: Sometimes ‘more’ is more 49 Photoslast_img read more

Identify villagewise government lands tahsildars toldIdentify villagewise government lands tahsildars told

first_imgEluru: West Godavari District Collector R Muthyala Raju has directed the tahsildars to identify village-wise government lands and submit reports at the earliest. He convened a videoconference with officials from district headquarters on different administrative issues here on Wednesday. He asked the tahsildars to specify the kind of government land and based on which he would conduct field inspection. If any mistakes observed during inspection, the concerned officials would have to face departmental action, he warned. Also Read – DGP Gautam Sawang warns over objectional posts on social media Advertise With Us During survey of lands, the officials should identify the vacant lands feasible for distribution of house site pattas to the poor. The Collector enquired the municipal commissioners about the training to village volunteers. He also reviewed arrangements for test to be conducted for recruitment of staff for newly coming up village secretariats. He asked ZP CEO to supervise arrangements as about two lakh candidates would attend for the test in the district.He also referred to various issues in the videoconference. Joint Collector M Venugopala Reddy accompanied him.last_img read more

The Eerie Prophecies of Mother Shipton that Terrified all of EnglandThe Eerie Prophecies of Mother Shipton that Terrified all of England

first_imgMother Shipton still provides a scare to British folklorists. In the spring of 1881, families across England deserted their homes, too terrified to sleep in their beds. They slept in fields or prayed in churches and chapels for God to spare their lives in the apocalypse that was foretold: “The world to an end shall come; in eighteen hundred and eighty-one.” The source of the population’s terror was Mother Shipton, also known as Ursula Shipton, a woman whose prophecies had been circulating through England and beyond since the 17th century.In often cryptic verse, the crone-like seer predicted wars, rebellions, and all types of natural disasters. After London burned in 1666, Samuel Pepys wrote in his diary: “Mother Shipton’s word is out.” Her prophecies were published in one form or another over 20 times between 1641 and 1700.But in the 1800s, her predictions grew even more terrifying: The end-of-the-world was foretold in a book published in 1862. Its other prophetic verse included: “A carriage without a horse shall go; Disaster fill the world with woe; In water iron then shall float; As easy as a wooden boat.”The world did not end in 1881. People began sleeping in their beds once more. It was not the first time that fear of a Mother Shipton prediction convulsed a nation and it would not be the last.Mother Shipton and Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, whose downfall as Henry VIII’s minister she foretold.Today there is considerable skepticism that a prophetess named Mother Shipton ever existed. Many of her written predictions are, after all, confirmed forgeries, created to sell greater numbers of chapbooks and almanacs. Her 1684 “biographer” spun spooky details of her birth and existence; the 1881 end-of-the-world prophecy was debunked when the Victorian editor Charles Hindley publicly confessed to concocting the verses himself.Nonetheless, belief in Mother Shipton persisted. Today a thriving tourist attraction called Mother Shipton’s Cave, at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, features the cave where she was born and the petrifying well where objects can turn to stone. There’s also a shop selling mugs, tea towels, thimbles, and wishing-well water in dark pink, ruby red, and kelly green.But just because Mother Shipton has become the label on kelly-green wishing-well water does not mean that she has no basis in fact. Like Robin Hood or King Arthur, it’s believed that if we were able to trace the myth-making back to the very beginning, a living, breathing person could be identified.Mother Shipton in Knaresborough Photo: Immanuel Giel CC BY 3.0There are no written references to Mother Shipton in the 1500s. That name does not appear in print until 1641; prophecies in her name didn’t exist in her lifetime or for decades afterward. But a mention of a “witch of York” in a chilling letter written by King Henry VIII himself could be the elusive source of the legend.The context of the letter is critical. It was written to Thomas Howard, duke of Norfolk, while the duke was in the middle of a clean-up operation following the Northern rebellion against the king known as the Pilgrimage of Grace. Thousands of commoners and a fair number of nobles rose up against the reforms in religion forced on the country by Henry VIII. The rebels were particularly upset by the fresh taxes and the closing of the monasteries, which in the poorer regions of the North were needed sources of food, shelter, and medical care.The Duke of Norfolk had defeated this 1537 outbreak, which followed the main rebellion of 1536, and he was now imprisoning and then executing people without trial, imposing martial law. He wrote his king that he hanged more than 70.Mother Shipton’s houseHenry VIII, who wanted harsh measures taken against the rebels, dictated the following letter to Norfolk in response:“We approve of your proceedings in the displaying of our banner, which being now spread, till it is closed again the course of our laws must give place to martial law; and before you close it up again, you must cause such dreadful execution upon a good number of inhabitants, hanging them on trees, quartering them, and setting their heads and quarters in every town, as shall be a fearful warning, whereby shall ensue the preservation of a great multitude… You shall send up to us the traitors Bigod, the friar of Knareborough, Leche, if he may be taken, the vicar of Penrith and Towneley, late chancellor to the bishop of Carlise, who has been a great promoter of these rebellions, the witch of York and one Dr. Pykering, a canon. You are to see to the lands and goods of such as shall now be attainted, that we may have them in safety, to be given, if we be so disposed, to those who have truly served us…”“The witch of York”…could this be a contemporary reference to a woman who not only caused enough trouble to incite the wrath of Henry VIII but also transformed into Mother Shipton?Her legend grew and grew in the 1600s, in published almanacs: Ursula was born in a cave in 1488, the child of an orphan servant girl and an unknown father–perhaps Lucifer himself. She was singularly ugly, called “Devils Bastard” and “Hag-face.” Nonetheless, Ursula married a builder named Toby Shipton and lived quietly with him, never prosecuted for witchcraft though regularly uttering prophecy. “Her stature,” wrote her biographer, “was larger than common, her body crooked, her face frightful; but her understanding extraordinary.” How much of this describes the “witch of York” described by Henry VIII is unknown.Sculpture of Mother Shipton in her alleged birthplace, a cave in Knaresborough .Photo:chris 論 –CC BY 3.0The fact that Mother Shipton’s first known prediction concerned the fate of Cardinal Wolsey is significant. According to Wolsey’s gentleman usher and later biographer, George Cavendish, Wolsey, near the end of his life, was disturbed by a prophecy he heard. Cavendish wrote: ” ‘There is a saying, quoth he, ‘that When this cow rideth the bull, then priest beware thy skull.” According to Tudor-court interpretation, the cow was Anne Boleyn, who in her holding sway over Henry VIII and convincing him to divorce his queen to marry her, triggered the break with the Catholic Church. Mother Shipton was not attributed to this prophecy by Cavendish. But in the future, her soothsaying would intertwine with Wolsey’s fate.Belief in prophecy ran through every level of Tudor society. It reached a fever pitch during the dangerous 1530s, when queens and courtiers were beheaded, monasteries fell, and rebels were hanged from trees across the North of England.Mother Shipton’s cave.  Photo:chris 論 –CC BY 3.0Many prophecies were used for political purposes. Uprisers against Henry VII said they were following the ancient sages. The rebels of the Pilgrimage of Grace cried that Henry VIII was the ancient “Mouldwarp,” a monster ruler foretold by Merlin who would be “cast down.” Anthony Babington, who conspired to assassinate Elizabeth I, carried a prediction of Merlin’s sayings. One popular prophecy during Elizabeth’s time was “When HEMPE is soon, England’s done.” HEMPE was thought to stand for Henry-Elizabeth-Mary-Philip-Elizabeth.Madeleine Dodds in Political Prophecies in the Reign of Henry VIII wrote: “Political prophecies tended to be invoked at a time of crisis, usually to demonstrate that some drastic change, either desired or already accomplished, had been foreseen by the sages of the past.”Related story from us: Eleanor Cobham, a seductive royal duchess, was found guilty of witchcraft in 15th century and forced to walk through London in penanceIn the 1700 and 1800s, Mother Shipton’s prophecies broadened to cataclysmic disasters, amazing inventions, and, of course, the end of the world. Stripped of politics, they were more potent than ever. Perhaps they filled a deep craving within to feel that everything happens by some design, even if it is drawn by an ancient mystic, sage or witch. We are all of us fulfilling an obscure and coded destiny.It’s a craving that we still see around us today. It just might be part of being human.Nancy Bilyeau, the U.S. editor of The Vintage News, has written a trilogy of novels set in the court of Henry VIII: ‘The Crown,’ ‘The Chalice,’ and ‘The Tapestry.’ The books are for sale in the U.S., the U.K., and seven other countries. For more information, go to read more

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first_imgManage Windows Defender Notifications by Martin Brinkmann on August 05, 2016 in Windows – 17 commentsWindows Defender is the default antivirus solution that ships with Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system.It is turned on by default unless antivirus solutions are installed that Windows Defender recognizes.Despite contrary reports, it is still possible to turn off Windows Defender if it does not recognize another antivirus solution or none is installed on the system.One option to do so is by enabling the “Turn off Windows Defender” policy in the Group Policy editor. The confusion came from Windows Defender’s real-time protection feature which turns itself back on after being turned off.Manage Windows Defender NotificationsWindows Defender displays notifications about certain events by default automatically on the desktop. This is the case for critical events that require user interaction, for instance if a download was blocked.The latest version of Windows Defender ships with a feature called “enhanced notifications” which may inform you events that are not critical. This can be something as mundane as informing you that the last scan did not detect any issues.Windows 10 users have several options to manage Windows Defender’s notification behavior.Option 1: The SettingsYou may enable or disable enhanced notifications in the settings but that is about it.Tap on Windows-I to open the Settings application on the desktop.Select Update & Security, and then Windows Defender.Scroll down until you find the enhanced notifications preference. Use the toggle to switch it on or off.Option 2: Group PolicyThe Group Policy is the better location to control Windows Defender notifications as it gives you more control over the functionality. There you find the option to turn off Windows Defender completely as well.Please note that access to the Group Policy is restricted to Professional versions of Windows 10. This means that Home users don’t have access to it. Jump to Option 3 instead.Do the following to open the Group Policy Editor.Tap on the Windows-key, type gpedit.msc, and hit enter.Suppress all notificationsComputer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Defender > Client InterfaceIf you enable “suppress all notifications”, notifications are no longer displayed on clients.  While that does take care of notifications on the desktop, it means that you may not receive information about critical events, blocked downloads or removed files among other things.Option 3: Windows RegistryYou may turn off all Windows Defender notifications using the Windows Registry. This method is identical to using the Group Policy to do so (which sets the same Registry key).Tap on the Windows-key, type regedit.exe and hit enter.Confirm the UAC prompt.Navigate to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender\UX ConfigurationIf a key does not exist, create it by right-clicking on its parent and selecting New > Key.Right-click on UX Configuration and select New > Dword (32-bit) Value.Name the new Dword Notification_Suppress.Double-click on it afterwards and set its value to 1.This suppresses notifications. If you want to revert the setting delete the Dword to do so.Closing WordsSuppressing notifications won’t stop Windows Defender from running on the device. You may still open the program and check the quarantine section for instance to restore blocked file downloads or files.Now You: Do you use Windows Defender?SummaryArticle NameManage Windows Defender NotificationsDescriptionThe guide walks you through the steps of configuring Windows Defender notifications on Microsoft’s operating system Windows 10.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Safe online shopping with your credit card this festive seasonSafe online shopping with your credit card this festive season

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Here are some tips to keep your credit card details safe whenever you shop online, especially this festive season…If you are among the many customers taking advantage of the ease and convenience of shopping online with their credit cards, it is important to empower yourself with a few tips to keep your card details safe whenever you shop online, especially during this festive season.Chris Labuschagne, CEO of Credit Card at FNB, said, “Online shopping continues to be a growing trend in South Africa. More and more consumers regularly buy everything (from basic household necessities to clothing, gifts and gadgets) at the click of a button. Not only is it safe and convenient, you earn eBucks every time you shop online with your FNB credit card.”“However, to continuously get the best experience when shopping online, it is important to ensure that you are not caught off-guard by online fraudsters.”He shared some tips for consumers to consider when shopping online with their credit cards:Ensure that you are buying from reputable sites and AppsEnter the provider’s website by typing in the web address yourself instead of accessing it via a search engine, as it might lead you to a spoofed site.Never access the website from a link you receive in an e-mail or SMS.Make sure you are not on a spoof site by clicking on the security icon on your browser tool bar, look for the Padlock, and check that the URL begins with ‘https’ rather than ‘http’.Never save your personal and banking details on any merchant website. If the option presents itself, always remember to click ‘No’.Always remember to log off immediately when you have finished shopping.Always ensure that you download the latest anti-virus software on your PC and mobile device where possible.Never provide your credit card details if you did not initiate the transaction.If you are an FNB customer, ensure your inContact details are up to date in order to be notified when money leaves your account. Also ensure that Online Secure is activated on your credit card, as it provides an extra layer of security that keeps you safe and in control when shopping online. How does it work? It will generate a One Time Pin (OTP) that will be sent to you when completing your purchase, and will be required before finalising your purchase on a registered website.This is done so you can enjoy the convenience of shopping online and still remain in full control of your security. Remember, FNB will never ask you to share your OTP by email, SMS or phone, so keep it safe.“Following these quick safety precautions and keeping up to date with the measures that your bank is using to prevent online fraud will give you peace of mind when shopping online with your credit card,” Chris concluded.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

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first_img News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more July 27, 2012 — Accuray Inc. announced the extension of its Emerald Service Program for the TomoTherapy system, which provides equipment protection and product updates that improve clinical uptime and enhance technology utilization, to customers throughout Japan. As part of its ongoing commitment to strengthening customer service globally, Accuray will now interact directly with TomoTherapy customers in Japan to provide service programs in the Japanese radiation oncology market.”We are dedicated to helping advance radiation oncology treatment in Japan, and this is a significant move toward ensuring that our current and future customers throughout the country benefit from the highest quality customer service,” said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Accuray. “We have seen clear traction for both the TomoTherapy and CyberKnife systems in Japan and believe that by managing the service program directly, we will be able to increase touch points with our customers, hear about their needs firsthand and reaffirm their confidence in our products.”The TomoTherapy system received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) in December 2004, and the first TomoTherapy system was installed in 2005. Presently there are 26 TomoTherapy systems and 25 CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery systems in use in Japan.Previously, Hitachi Medical Corp. provided service and support for TomoTherapy customers in Japan. With the rollout of the Emerald Service Program, Hitachi Medical will transfer the regulatory approval and service business to Accuray. The move to take service in-house provides new opportunities for growth and further market penetration for both the CyberKnife and TomoTherapy systems in Japan. Accuray forecasts that the transfer of the service business from Hitachi Medical to Accuray will drive an increase in service revenue.Accuray and Hitachi Medical will continue to partner on sales and distribution, enabling Accuray to benefit from Hitachi Medical’s deep territory penetration in the Japan’s radiation oncology market. Accuray expects the relationship to also provide opportunities for future growth of the TomoTherapy business globally.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Related Content News | July 27, 2012 Accuray Rolls Out Comprehensive Customer Service Program in Japan Company strengthens commitment to Japanese market, supporting growth of TomoTherapy system globally Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

Sneak Peek savings in the UK Europe with BackRoads TouringSneak Peek savings in the UK Europe with BackRoads Touring

first_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Back-Roads Touring Thursday, May 25, 2017 ‘Sneak Peek’ savings in the U.K. & Europe with Back-Roads Touringcenter_img LONDON — Back-Roads Touring has announced its Exclusive Sneak Peek Special, which includes savings of up to $1,080 per couple on some of its most popular tours in the U.K. and Europe.Unveiled ahead of the company’s full 2018 UK & Europe product launch later this summer, the Special will be available from now until Aug. 21. A total of nine tours will receive 10% off as part of the pre-release special, including the popular ‘Corners of Cornwall’, ‘Italian Indulgence’, ‘Iberian Inspiration’ and more.James Tedesco, Vice President of Sales – North America, said now is the perfect time for holidaymakers to book the U.K. and Europe. “Back-Roads tours are purpose built to deliver authentic experiences off the traditional tourist track that feed the mature traveller’s sense of discovery, and we’re excited to be providing our customers with the opportunity to make great savings on select 2018 tours to beat the rush,” he said.More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthTours included in the Exclusive Sneak Peek Special include: ‘Corners of Cornwall’; ‘A Scottish Journey’; ‘Ireland – the Emerald Isle’; ‘Discover Portugal’; ‘Iberian Inspiration’; ‘Italian Indulgence’; ‘Highlights of England’; ‘Corners of Southern Ireland’; and ‘Tuscan Treats’.“From wine tastings and cooking classes in the Tuscan countryside to savouring Scotland’s scenic highlands or exploring the old haunts of England’s literary greats, each itinerary is brimful with unique local experiences and led by passionate and knowledgeable tour leaders that mark the Back-Roads difference,” added Tedesco.For more details go to Share Posted bylast_img read more

ACV has more capacity and a brand new route for Winter 201819ACV has more capacity and a brand new route for Winter 201819

first_img Monday, July 9, 2018 ACV has more capacity and a brand new route for Winter 2018/19 Posted by Tags: Air Canada Vacations, New Routes Travelweek Group center_img Share MONTREAL — Air Canada Vacations has revealed its new lineup for winter 2018/19 sun destination flights onboard Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge.The schedule includes a new route, new 737-MAX aircraft, increased frequency on most-requested routes and increased capacity in the fall.Here’s a look at what ACV will be offering for winter 2018/2019:NEW ROUTEACV’s brand new route, between Vancouver and Lihue, Hawaii, starts Dec. 15, 2018 and operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and SaturdaysNEW 737-MAX AIRCRAFTAir Canada says its new 737 MAX aircraft feature technological advances for quiet, efficient and environmentally-friendly air travel. The following flights will be flown on the new aircraft: Vancouver and Calgary flights to Hawaii, Vancouver flights to Mexico and Calgary flights to CancunMORE FLIGHTS TO THE SUNFor winter 2018/2019 ACV will offer 58 new flights to the sun.From the West:29 additional flights per week, consisting of 20 to Hawaii (including double daily flights from Vancouver to each of Honolulu and Maui), three new flights from Vancouver to Lihue, two additional flights from Vancouver to Kona and one additional flight from Calgary to Maui.There are nine additional flights to Mexico including three additional flights from Calgary to Puerto Vallarta (now four flights weekly), two additional flights from Calgary to Los Cabos (now three times weekly) and 2 additional flights from Vancouver to each of Ixtapa (now three times weekly) and Cancun (now four times weekly).More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesFrom Ontario:19 additional flights per week including three additional flights from Toronto to Liberia (now daily service), three additional flights from Toronto to Cancun (now 17 flights per week), two additional flights from Toronto to Los Cabos and one additional flight from Toronto to each of Cartagena, Curacao, Grenada, St. Vincent, Belize City, Honolulu, Aruba, Bermuda and Kingston.From Ottawa, Air Canada will feature an additional flight to each of Punta Cana and Cancun.ACV will also be resuming service from Toronto to St. Maarten on Dec. 15 and San Juan on Oct. 28.From Quebec:10 additional flights per week including 2 additional flights from Montreal to each of Cancun (now 14 flights per week) and Liberia (now three times per week) and one additional flight from Montreal to each of Curacao, Montego Bay, San Jose, Puerto Vallarta, Cozumel and Martinique. Air Canada Vacations will be resuming service from Montreal to San Juan on Dec. 15.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTEARLY FALL PROGRAM:Three routes will commence in November this year, rather than mid-December:Montreal to Liberia will start Nov. 3Vancouver to Ixtapa will start Nov. 1Toronto to St. Kitts will begin Nov. 3In addition, nine flights will start in late October (Oct. 28 or 29) including:Vancouver to Cancun & Los CabosCalgary to Los CabosMontreal to Cayo Coco, Cozumel & Puerto VallartaToronto to Cozumel, Liberia & Los Cabos“Air Canada Vacations is pleased to demonstrate its commitment to the travel trade by offering consumers the ability to access our packaged vacations with so many more flight options from our top gateways across the country,” says Nino Montagnese, Managing Director, Air Canada Vacations. “We know the travelling public wants options, and we are excited to be able to provide them.” << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Review Dave Keunings solo album has a homemade fReview Dave Keunings solo album has a homemade f

first_imgReview: Dave Keuning’s solo album has a homemade feel, alas AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Jan 25, 2019 9:20 am PDTcenter_img Dave Keuning, “Prismism” (Thirty Tigers)The Killers’ founding member and guitarist Dave Keuning shows off some very different sides of his music on a new solo album. The question is who besides Keuning really wants to hear them.“Prismism” is both too much and too little — a collection of 14 tracks with all the instruments — aside from some drum, keyboard and guitar parts — played by Keuning himself.If it sounds very homemade, there’s good reason. The album was written and recorded by Keuning in his San Diego home studio. To be honest, it often sounds like a guy messing around with instruments to see what sounds cool. And what’s cool to Keuning is apparently 1980 synth pop.Thick swaths of synthesizer try to keep this record afloat but too often they sound tinny, like those old, cheap Casio keyboard kids played on in the ’80s. Some of the highlights include The Cars-like “Boat Accident” and the hard-charging “I Ruined You.” But so much else — like the fraudulent “Broken Clocks” and the non-nourishing “Gimme Your Heart” — is the sound of someone just treading water after an initial riff idea.Keuning’s lyrics are full of angst and alienation, and his gloomy voice can grate over prolonged exposure, continually exposed for its narrowness. In the title song, he sings completely in a computer fog, a self-indulgent mess of a tune which album producer Brandon Darner evidently did not work hard enough to stop.There may be some popular interest in the new album since it comes off the Killers’ masterful 2017 album, “Wonderful Wonderful,” but not many of the tunes from “Prismism” would make it on a Killers’ album. Actually, not many of these tracks will make it to a second listen._____Mark Kennedy is at Kennedy, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Anastasiades in Moscow due to meet Medvedev MondayAnastasiades in Moscow due to meet Medvedev Monday

first_imgBilateral relations between Cyprus and Russia, the developments on the Cyprus problem, EU-Russia relations, as well as regional and international matters will be on the agenda of President Nicos Anastasiades’ meetings with the Russian political leadership on Monday and Tuesday in Moscow, while bilateral agreements will also be signed.Anastasiades who is paying a working visit to Russia, at the invitation of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, arrived in Moscow Sunday night.He is being accompanied by the ministers of foreign affairs Ioannis Kasoulides, finance, Harris Georgiades, transport Marios Demetriades, and Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides.On Monday Anastasiades will meet Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev and on Tuesday with Putin, in the framework of which bilateral agreements will be signed.These include agreements between Cyprus and Russia on maritime transport and international road transport, and information technology.A Memorandum of Understanding will also be signed between the ministry of justice and the Russian prosecutor-general’s office, which will be signed by Kasoulides, and also a joint declaration on Cooperation in the sphere of modernisation of the economies, that will be signed by Georgiades.During his stay in Moscow, Anastasiades will attend a dinner with Russian businessmen organised by the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA), a delegation of which is also visiting Moscow.Anastasiades will also give a press conference to Russian Media, at the Tass News Agency.The president will return to Cyprus on October 24.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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