first_imgDefinitionA computed tomography (CT) scan of the knee is test that uses x-rays to make detailedimages of the knee.Alternative NamesCAT scan – knee; Computed axial tomography scan – knee; Computed tomography scan – kneeHow the test is performedYou will lie on a narrow table that slides into the center of the CT scanner.When you are inside the scanner, the machines x-ray beam rotates around you. (Modern “spiral” scanners can perform the exam without stopping.)A computer makes several images of the body area, called slices. These images can be stored, viewed on a monitor, or printed on film. Models of the body area in 3-D can be created byadding the slices together.You must stay still during the exam, because movement blurs the pictures. You mayhave tohold your breath for short periods of time.The scan should take less than 20 minutes.How to prepare for the testSome exams require a special dye, called contrast, to be injected intoyour body before the test. Contrast helps certain areas show up better on the x-rays.Contrast can be given through a vein (IV) in your hand or forearm. If contrast is used, you may also be asked not to eat or drink anything for 4-6 hours before the test.Let your doctor know if you have ever had a reaction to contrast. You may need to take medicines before the test to avoid this problem.Before receiving the contrast, tell your health care provider if you take the diabetes medicine metformin (Glucophage). You may need to take extra steps if you are taking this medicine.Too much weight can cause damage to the scanners working parts. Talk to your doctor about the weight limit before the test if youweigh more than 300 pounds.advertisementYou willneed toremove jewelry and wear a hospital gown during the CT exam.How the test will feelSome people may be uncomfortablelying on the hard table.Contrast given through an IV may cause:Slight burning feelingMetallic taste in the mouthWarm flushing of the bodyThesefeelings are normal and usually go away within a few seconds.Why the test is performedA CT scan can quickly createmore detailed pictures of the knee than standard x-rays. The test may be used to detect:Abscess or infectionBroken boneExamine fracturs and pattern of fracturesThe cause of pain or other problems in the knee joint (usually when MRI cant be done)Masses and tumors, including cancerA CT scan may also be used to guide a surgeon to the right area during a biopsy.Normal ValuesResults are considered normal if no problems are seen.What abnormal results meanAbnormal results may be due to:Abscess (collection of puss)ArthritisBroken boneBone tumors or cancerWhat the risks areRisks of CT scans include:Exposureto radiationAllergyto contrast dyeCT scans give offmore radiation than regular x-rays. Many x-rays or CT scans over time may increase your risk for cancer. However, the risk from any one scan is small. You and your doctor should discuss this risk compared with the value ofan accurate diagnosis for the problem.Let your doctor know if you have ever had an allergic reaction to injected contrast dye.The most common type of contrast contains iodine. You may havenausea or vomiting,sneezing, itching,or hivesif you have this an iodine allergy.If you need to have this kind of contrast, your doctor may give you antihistamines (such as Benadryl) or steroids before the test.The kidneys help remove iodine out of the body. You may need extra fluids after the test to help rid your body of the iodine if you havekidney disease or diabetes.Rarely, the dye may cause a serious allergic response called anaphylaxis. This can be life-threatening. Notify the scanner operator right away if you have any trouble breathing during the test. Scannershave an intercom and speakers so the operator can hear you at all times.ReferencesDeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez?s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 23.Grainger RG, Thomsen HS, Morcos SK, Koh DM, Roditi G. Intravascular contrast media for radiology, CT, and MRI. In: Adam A, Dixon AK, eds. Grainger & Allisons Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 2.Shaw AS, Dixon AK. Multidetector computed tomography. In: Adam A, Dixon AK, eds. Grainger & Allisons Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 4.Review Date:1/17/2013Reviewed By:advertisementC. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

first_imgWhen the ATP Race standings were updated this week Andy Murray, the world number one, languished down at 13th.It is not a statistical anomaly either.Unlike the actual world ranking that is a rolling 12-month points total, the Race standings are a gauge of form since January when everybody starts on zero.On current form 13th is probably generous.With the French Open starting on Sunday, Murray has accrued 1,210 to the 4,915 of Rafael Nadal and looks a pale imitation of the player who won his last 24 matches of 2016 to knock Novak Djokovic off his pedestal and seize power in men’s tennis.Not since Pete Sampras in 1999 has a world number one had a worse start to a year with Murray’s win percentage at a fairly modest 70.8 percent — a figure that actually disguises just how bad the slump has become of late.There was an encouraging run to the semi-finals in Barcelona where he lost to Dominic Thiem but in Madrid, where he went down with a whimper against Borna Coric, and in Rome where he was defending champion he was outclassed by Fabio Fognini.Last year, when Murray won nine titles including a second Wimbledon, a second Olympic title and the ATP Tour Finals in London, he suffered nine losses all season.This time his win-loss record reads 16-7 and it’s only May.Murray seems muddled and at a loss to explain his struggles.But with a huge haul of ranking points to defend in the next couple of months, starting at Roland Garros where he lost to Djokovic in last year’s final after his best claycourt season, he needs a solution fast.advertisement”There is no reason for it from my end,” Murray said.”I’m just not playing good tennis and I need to try and work out how to turn that around. Last couple of weeks have been a struggle and a long way from where I’d like to be.”It is the nature of the defeats that is most surprising.At the start of the European claycourt swing in Monte Carlo Murray lost to Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas having led 4-0 in the final set. In Madrid he was bullied by the 20-year-old Coric and in Rome he was flattered by the 6-2 6-4 scoreline against an inspired Fognini.Earlier in his career Murray was criticised for being too passive with his game — a preference for playing counter-attacking tennis based on rock-solid defence and superhuman court coverage rather than taking it on.With the help of coach Ivan Lendl, he became more forceful, leading to breakthrough titles at the 2012 U.S. Open and Wimbledon in 2013 and Lendl’s second stint as coach spurred Murray to become world number one.However, he seems to have slipped back into lock-down mode and has paid the price especially against aggressive opponents who enjoy playing on the front foot such as Thiem and Fognini.A closer look at the data offers some clues on Murray’s woes. Last year he won 85 percent of his service games compared to 79 percent this year.In 2016 he won 54 percent of points on second serve — an area of weakness he worked tirelessly to make more of a weapon.That vulnerability seems to have returned as in his last two defeats he managed to win 37 and 35 percent respectively.And his forehand, another shot that became far more potent under Lendl, seems to have lost some fizz.Murray insists the number one ranking has not weighed him down and the fact that he has reached 30 should not be significant — as these days 30 appears to be the new 20.The bout of shingles he suffered after the Australian Open and elbow problem that flared up during a first-round defeat to Vasek Pospisil at Indian Wells have been contributory factors while there are suggestions his pre-season training block left him jaded for the battles ahead.It could all turn round at Roland Garros, where Lendl will be a reassuring presence back in his box after leaving match-day coaching duties to Jamie Delgado for most of this year.But with vulnerability having replaced the sense of invincibility Murray worked so hard to build, the vultures will be circling above him on the red Parisian clay.last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — There’s a new name in the Yankees’ record book after Aaron Judge eclipsed a franchise icon.The 6-foot-7 outfielder hit his 30th home run of the season Friday night, breaking Joe DiMaggio’s mark for most by a New York rookie.Judge, who leads the majors in homers, reached the plateau in his 82nd game of the season. DiMaggio hit 29 home runs over 138 games in 1936, his first year in pinstripes, and went on to a Hall of Fame career.“That’s a pretty special name he passed. It’s really incredible what he’s done in the first half,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after his team’s 9-4 loss to Milwaukee. “You talk about the home runs, but the runs, the walks, the average he’s hit for, the defense that he’s played, it’s been a pretty special first half.”Judge also joined Oakland slugger Mark McGwire as the only big league rookies to hit 30 home runs before the All-Star break. McGwire had 33 at the break in 1987.“I wish all 30 were game-winners, but it really doesn’t mean nothing,” Judge said.Leading off the fifth inning, Judge connected against rookie left-hander Josh Hader and sent a 432-foot drive to center field, giving the Yankees a 4-2 lead and surpassing Joe D.The ball struck the dark restaurant windows above Monument Park and caromed onto protective netting.“It’s quite an honor,” Judge said. “It’s been a fun first half so far, just to be in this position with my teammates around me, always putting me in the right spot and just helping me do my best and helping me succeed.”Judge was all smiles in the dugout as he high-fived fellow Yankees. After the game, he was asked when he will have a chance to sit down and reflect on his astounding first half.“After my career is over, to be honest,” he said. “I’ve got it in my notes: I look at it every day — .179, what I hit last year. It’s just a reminder that this game will humble you quick, so I just keep taking it one day at a time. I don’t do too much reflecting right now.”Milwaukee rallied to win behind two homers and seven RBIs from another rookie, Jesus Aguilar, who hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the seventh inning. He matched a franchise record for RBIs in one game and became the first Brewers rookie to have seven.New York has dropped three straight and 17 of 23.“It’s tough answering questions like this after a loss,” Judge said. “It just makes it a little tough.”INJURY UPDATESYankees DH Matt Holliday (viral infection) is feeling better and is scheduled to be the DH in a pair of minor league rehab games over the next couple of days. He said the plan is for him to come off the DL next weekend in Boston, during the team’s first series after the All-Star break. Holliday took batting practice Friday against ex-Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte.“It was fun,” Holliday said. “He didn’t throw that soft when I played against him. I wish he had.” … All-Star 2B Starlin Castro (strained right hamstring) took batting practice on the field and also is slated to play a minor league rehab game or two before an anticipated return from the DL next weekend in Boston. Castro was replaced on the AL All-Star team by ex-Yankees 2B Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners.By MIKE FITZPATRICKTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgAfter announcing the Galaxy Fold, Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 series at its Unpacked 2019 event in San Francisco. The company’s latest flagship lineup includes the Galaxy S10, S10e and S10+. These phones have been leaked multiple times in the past, and the official specs and design are in line with what we have seen already. The Galaxy S10 lineup will be coming to India soon, and Samsung is reportedly holding preview events in 8 cities in India on Thursday, February 21.The Galaxy S10 and S10+ are the company’s high-end flagship offerings that tout new Infinity-O displays, ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensors, reverse wireless charging and Exynos 9820 chipsets, among other things. The Galaxy S10e, on the other hand, is equivalent to the iPhone XR in Apple’s premium lineup. The S10e misses out on a few features without compromising on the experience, and it also comes with a more affordable price tag.Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e priceThe Galaxy S10 series has been announced for the US market right now, but the flagships will come to India soon enough. In the US, the Galaxy S10 carries a starting price of USD 899 (approx Rs 63,000), while the S10+ starts at USD 999 (approx Rs 70,000). The S10e is the cheapest of the lot with a starting price of USD 749 (approx Rs 53,000). The Galaxy S10 trio will be available for preorder starting Thursday, February 21. The devices will start shipping from March 8. The India pricing and release date have not been announced just yet.advertisementGalaxy S10, S10+ and S10e specificationsThe Galaxy S10 and S10+ offer a similar design language as they both get curved AMOLED Infinity-O displays, Gorilla Glass 6 rear panels and triple cameras. The two phones mainly differ in size as the regular S10 gets a 6.1-inch QHD+ (3040×1440) display and the Plus models sports a 6.4-inch QHD+ (3040×1440) display. Both the phones offer 19:9 ratios with super thin bezels all around and displays that support HDR10+ and up to 1200 nits of brightness.The other big difference is the hole-punch display on the two phones, where the former gets a small cutout for a single selfie camera, while the latter gets a pill-shaped hole for dual selfie cameras. Both the phones are also the company’s first to sport an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, which Samsung claims is a more intuitive sensor that uses ultrasonic waves to detect and match your fingerprint with the data stored in the device. All three phones come with glass back panels to support wireless charging, and like the Huawei Mate 20, the Galaxy S10 supports reverse wireless charging, allowing you to charge a device like the Galaxy Buds by placing it on the back of the S10.The Galaxy S10e gets a smaller 5.8-inch screen with a flat AMOLED panel and a FHD+ (2280×1440) resolution along with HDR10+ support. It does not get an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, but rather a side fingerprint sensor embedded in the power button.Powering the Galaxy S10 trio is the new Exynos 9820 chipset based on a 7nm process. This is the version that will be coming to India, while the Galaxy S10 in the US will ship with a Snapdragon 855 SoC. The Galaxy S10e will be offered in 6GB/128GB and 8GB/256 configurations, while the S10 will come in 6GB/128 and 8GB/512GB versions, and the S10+ will be offered in 6GB/128, 8GB/512GB and a whopping 12GB/1TB.Both the Galaxy S10 and S10+ come with similar triple camera systems on the back that includes a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens, a 12MP wide-angle lens with Dual Aperture (f/1.5-2.4), and a 16MP ultra wide-angle f/2.2 sensor. The triple camera system supports Dual OIS and HDR10+ recording. The S10e loses out on the 12MP telephoto lens, but gets the same 12MP Dual Aperture and 16MP ultra-wide angle cameras.As for the selfie camera, the Galaxy S10 and S10e will both offer a 10MP f/1.9 selfie camera housed in the punch hole display with support for Live Focus. The Galaxy S10+ gets a wider cutout to offer a 10MP f/1.9 main camera and a 8MP f/2.2 RGB depth camera with support for Live Focus. Camera features will include 10 scene optimizer settings, AR Emoji, stickers, live focus, zoom effect and more. The Galaxy S10 will also support 4K video recording via the selfie camera.Lastly, the Galaxy S10e houses a 3,100mAh battery, the S10 gets a 3,400mAh battery and the S10+ offers a 4,100mAh capacity. The phones support Improved wireless charging speeds with Fast Wireless Charging 2.0. All three phones will ship with the latest One UI based on Android Pie. One UI offers a cleaner, minimalistic interface that is designed to make large phones easy to use with one hand. The new interface displays action buttons on the bottom half of the screen, while keeping the top half for headers and content. One UI also brings a system-wide dark mode, which is pretty great.advertisementThe Galaxy S10 trio will be offered in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Green and Prism Blue colours. The S10e gets an additional Canary Yellow colour, while the S10+ top-tier model will be offered in Ceramic White and Ceramic Black colours.Samsung Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy FitSamsung also announced a few new wearbles as well. The first is the Galaxy Buds truly wireless earphones with AKG support. The new high efficiency chipset allows for 5 hours of playback on a single charge. The earbuds also get Bixby support. The Buds support wireless charging with the case and can be charged by placing it on the back of the S10.The Galaxy Watch Active and Gear Fit fitness wearables. The former is a smartwatch that ditches the traditional rotating bezel. Samsung offers over 60,000 watch faces. The Gear Fit is a water resistant fitness band with a colour AMOLED display. Both the devices can auto-detect exercising and come with sleep tracking and heart-rate monitor.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy Fold with Infinity Flex Display announced, may cost around Rs 1.5 lakh in Indialast_img read more

first_imgUEFA Champions League Are Real Madrid the greatest Champions League team in history? Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 19:15 5/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(35) Sergio Ramos Marcelo Real Madrid 2017-18 Getty Images UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid Liverpool Los Blancos have claimed the European Cup in each of the past three seasons and four times in five years. So where do they stand among the very best? Real Madrid made history on Saturday night. Zinedine Zidane’s side beat Liverpool in Kiev to win the Champions League for a third season in a row and secure a record 13th European Cup for the Spanish side.Such success is unprecedented. Until last year, no team had won back-to-back editions since the competition changed format from the old European Cup to the Champions League in 1992-93. But Zidane’s side achieved that with victory over Juventus in Cardiff and Real’s 3-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday made it three in a row.”It’s something unbelievable, it’s something historic,” midfielder Luka Modric told BT Sport after the game. “I don’t know if anyone will repeat this in the future. It will be very difficult. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “Twice was something amazing but this is heroics. We watched a movie yesterday about basketball teams like Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers. When they won it three times in a row and they called it a dynasty. I think this it is a dynasty in football.”It is hard to disagree and with 13 European Cups now in their trophy cabinet at the Santiago Bernabeu, this latest run of wins in the continental competition – which stretches to four in the past five seasons – is the club’s second such dynasty.Madrid won the first five editions of the old European Cup between 1956 and 1960, before adding another in 1965-66. Those were the days of the legendary Alfredo Di Stefano, Ferenc Puskas and Paco Gento, the latter being the only player to win the trophy six times.Ajax and Bayern Munich each won the competition three times in a row in the 1970s, while Liverpool claimed four between 1977 and 1984. More recently, Arrigo Sacchi’s superb AC Milan side was the last before Real to take home the trophy back to back (in 1989 and 1990), while Pep Guardiola’s great Barcelona team won it twice (in 2009 and 2011).Those last two are considered to be two of the best sides in modern times, but in European competition at least, this current Real Madrid team has eclipsed them both.Cristiano Ronaldo Champions LeagueSacchi’s side, like this modern-day Madrid, were less consistent in the league. During his tenure, Milan won Serie A only once, in 1987-88, with the team’s biggest successes arriving in Europe.Something similar is happening at Real. With Barcelona continuing to dominate in La Liga, Los Blancos have claimed the title only twice in the past decade and just once in the last five seasons.That is despite the fact they have been able to win four Champions League crowns in that time. In Europe, of course, Madrid have been able to avoid both Barca and Lionel Messi in each of those successes.Yet while Barca have dominated domestically, the Blaugrana are without a Champions League win now since 2015 and the Catalan club have not been able to win the competition in successive seasons – not even under Guardiola.”In my country, you can’t talk about hegemony when nobody has won two Champions Leagues in a row,” Jose Mourinho said in 2012 when asked about the success of Pep’s teamZinedine Zidane Real Madrid Liverpool UCLHe also claimed that, despite not winning the Champions League with Real, his team had been “the best in Europe” in 2011-12, when they claimed La Liga with a record 100 points and lost in the semi-finals in Europe.Mourinho described La Liga as “the most difficult competition” and both Guardiola and Zidane have said similar things this season. And if anything, Real’s recent results are proof of that fact. Because despite winning the Champions League this term, Madrid finished third in the Primera Division.In fact, Zidane’s three Champions League wins have come in just 33 games in the competition, having taken over after the group stages in 2015-16. That is five games fewer than a single season in La Liga. And none against Barcelona.”This is a great achievement, but no, this Real Madrid is not one of the great sides,” former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson said after Saturday’s game. “Not as the good as the Barcelona side with Xavi, Andres Iniesta, and Lionel Messi, it wasn’t and isn’t as good as that.”Pep Guardiola Lionel Messi Barcelona 25052012Three Champions Leagues in successive seasons and four in five means Madrid must be considered a great team, but winning in Europe does not necessarily make them the continent’s best side, much like Liverpool are not the finest from the Premier League.For all its glamour and glory, the Champions League is still a cup competition and unlike in the old European Cup, teams do not need to win their domestic league to qualify. “It is seven games and, one bad game, you are out,” Guardiola said in April, referring to the knockout stages of the tournament.After finishing second in their group, in which they lost to Tottenham, Real got past Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern Munich en route to the final, albeit with a healthy dose of good fortune along the way, and Saturday’s win over Liverpool saw Zidane’s side write a new chapter.However, the feeling persists that despite the significance and the sparkle surrounding the astonishing achievement of their three in a row, the historic feat means this Real Madrid team will be remembered for being a better side than they actually are. 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first_img Editors’ Recommendations Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce Ride Out the Apocalypse With the 1,000-Horsepower Rezvani Tank X SUV The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider We can all agree that today’s sophisticated man values experiences over “stuff,” right? (Except when it comes to Lamborghinis. Lamborghinis trump everything.) So why not skip the tired boxed gifts this father’s day? Instead, opt for a once-in-a-lifetime, bucket list-worthy Father’s Day travel experience that your pops will remember far longer than that bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label you bought him last year and the year before.Drive the Silk Road (Europe/Asia)For more than 30 years, MIR Corporation has been figuring out how to get travelers to some of the most remote sites in Europe and Asia. While they offer scores of prepackaged trips, their custom itineraries are where the adventure really begins. Their bespoke overland expeditions are meant for adventurous travelers looking to get far, far off the beaten path. Imagine sending pops on a driving tour — via Land Rover, vintage car, or motorcycle — following the original Silk Road, cruising the remote towns of Siberia, or exploring the steppes of Mongolia. If dad is keen to bring along a few well-heeled friends, the company can even recreate an overland auto race through some of Asia’s wildest, most rugged terrain.Cowboy Up at a Working Ranch (USA)Red Reflet Ranch Ten Sleep, Wyoming/PhotoFor something a little closer to home, and more realistic for most “common” men, check out Red Reflet Ranch in Ten Sleep, Wyoming. The 25,000-acre ranch provides real-life, working vacations where would-be ranchers can live out their own personal John Wayne fantasies. Daily activities include all the trappings of life as a western rancher: horseback riding, fishing, shooting, and generally playing cowboy. More active pursuits like hiking, mountain biking, and dirt bike riding are also available. For a true one-of-a-kind experience, visitors can even opt to take part in a cattle drive.Pedal Tip to Tip in South America (South America)If dad is the sort who prefers to earn his vacation, look to the pedal-powered trips offered by TDA Global Cycling. Their aptly named South American Epic is a cross-continent monster of a bike tour that traverses 8,400 miles of South America. The journey starts at the Caribbean before crossing the equator and heading all the way to the Beagle Channel in legendary Tierra del Fuego. Along the 166-day trek, riders experience Ecuador’s Volcano Alley, the Bolivian salt flats, Argentinian wine country, and, of course, Machu Picchu. Shorter, custom itineraries are also available if your father is indeed not Lance Armstrong.last_img read more

first_imgWith all this farm to table hoo-ha all over our menus and social feeds, men took it to the next level and got back to hunting their own food. We say, bravo, gents!If you are going to eat sustainably sourced meat, what better way than to hunt the beast yourself? Brad Neathery saw this trend coming and founded Modern Huntsman, a biannual publication out of Dallas, Texas. Neathery is looking to shift the public’s perception of hunting by publishing the experiences, emotions, and traditions that are associated with the activity. Basically, he is moving hunting away from Duck Dynasty and back to Earnest Hemingway, and we thank him for that. An Astronomically Fun Chat About Space and Wine With a Winemaker and Former Physicist The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The publication will span the globe,  from the Texas Hill Country (where we found some amazing barbecue) to the plains of East Africa. There will be interviews with wildlife conservationists, as well as exclusive photo journals and updates on hunting news. Contributors include some of the best photographers and writers from the outdoor world (they even have their Instagram handles next to their names — this is modern!), including John Dunaway, Eamon Waddington, and Jillian Lukiwski.Neathery has a refreshing life story. He didn’t grow up hunting; as he told The Manual, “We foraged our food from the thrilling terrain of the Tom Thumb grocery aisles in East Texas!” In fact, he used to pass a bit of judgment on the hunting community, thinking, “Why do you need to kill something when there is an abundance of meat in the grocery store, and it is already dead?”Much of his understanding (or lack thereof) stemmed from his view of hunters as gruff, middle-aged, overweight rednecks wearing camo; grinning over the body of a bloody, dead animal; and holding a six-pack under his arm. On top of that, the media makes hunters out to be the bullies of wildlife and, frankly, the hunting industry wasn’t doing much to improve the perception (enter Duck Dynasty).Neathery owns a creative agency in Texas, and it wasn’t until he was introduced to one of his clients (and now partner in Modern Huntsman), Elliott Hillock — who was building a hunting lifestyle goods store in Corsicana, Texas called Freedom Shooting Sports — that he had to really ask himself where he stood on the topic of hunting.“Through social media and brand partnerships, I began meeting creatives in the hunting industry who would spend the whole conversation talking about conservation, public land management, the responsibility we have to steward the progression of all species of animals. The amount of love and respect that these folks have for the land, wildlife, and their intention to protect the ethics and traditions are what make this lifestyle so special. I was immediately convinced and my whole perspective changed,” Neathery tells us.A light bulb went off when Neathery realized that these people didn’t have a platform that was a fitting showcase for their work. Their voices either ended on their own internal channels or were published through outlets that didn’t fully do their creative brilliance any justice. Thus, Modern Huntsman was born — a collective that will pull together and distribute content from the creatives in this industry who are actively working to change perceptions.Editor’s Note: When we first profiled this magazine it was just in its Kickstarter phase. Modern Huntsman is now available on their website and Neathery is hoping to roll out in several nationwide retailers soon. Understanding Diets and Dieting with Shawn Wells center_img 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Euronav Belgian tanker owner and operator Euronav NV has secured USD 173.6 million credit facility for its Ice Class Suezmax quartet set to be delivered this year.The loan was signed at the end of March with Kexim, BNP and Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment bank.The financing deal coincides with the delivery of the company’s first Suezmax from the batch, the Cap Quebec, from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The 156,600 dwt newbuild has started a seven-year contract with an unnamed refinery player. When taking delivery of the ship, the company paid USD 45.5 million and a total of USD 12.4 million worth of installments to support the construction of the three remaining Suezmaxes, to be handed over by September this year. The remaining capex for these vessels is USD 130 million.Euronav has also secured a USD 220 senior secured credit facility with TI Asia and TI Africa. The facility consists of a term loan of USD 110 million and a revolving loan of USD 110 million, which will be used for refinancing Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) duo.The company said that it retained around USD 817 million of liquidity as at the end of March 2018.Q1 PerformanceThe lingering difficult market conditions in the tanker sector have pushed Belgian tanker company further into a net loss in the first quarter of 2018.The company booked a loss of USD 39.1 million in the first three months of this year, a major drop when compared to the corresponding period in 2017 when it posted a profit of USD 34.3 million.Proportionate EBITDA  for the same period was USD 30.7 million, also down from last year’s USD 106.1 million.“Oil demand has been consistently upgraded over the past six months which along with increased levels of recycling (21 VLCC YTD) are encouraging developments for all tanker operators. However, the rebalancing of the tanker market requires further affirmative action in reducing primarily older tonnage, restraint from contracting and a supportive oil price structure. “Freight rates will remain under pressure until this process of rebalancing is much further advanced. Euronav retains both now and going forward substantial balance sheet capacity and fixed income visibility to navigate through such periods and remains confident on the medium-term trends for the crude tanker market,” Paddy Rodgers, CEO of Euronav, said.last_img read more

first_imgFamilies in a Yarmouth neighbourhood are getting help to fix the exterior of their homes and revitalize their community. Housing Nova Scotia Minister Joanne Bernard was in Yarmouth today, Aug. 11, to announce more than 180 homes in the south end of town are eligible for grants to improve curbside appeal. The program is part of Housing Nova Scotia’s Neighbourhood Improvement Initiative. “People need to feel good about their surroundings. It is key to building vibrant and healthy neighbourhoods and it’s more than bricks and mortar,” said Ms. Bernard. “We are committed to working with our partners to create innovative solutions, and this is a great example of building healthy, vibrant communities.” The improvements will complement work by the Town of Yarmouth. Homes within the designated area — Williams and Forbes streets to the east, Kempt Street and Marshall Lane to the south, Water Street to the west, and Haskell and Albert streets to the north — may be eligible for grants of up to $3,000 for projects such as landscaping, exterior painting and some repairs. Landlords may qualify for $2,000 grants per unit, which they have to match. The municipality has helped bring vibrancy to the neighbourhood with improvements such as new decorative lighting on South Main Street, underground services and paving. It also plans to: “The Town of Yarmouth is thrilled to welcome and support this program,” said Mayor Pam Mood. “The process of revitalization goes so much deeper than beautification, it brings communities together, instills a sense of pride and generally enhances the quality of life for residents. We’re excited to see the outcomes on every level.” Partnerships with private developers help draw on the strength of the community. Andrew Cameron and his father Gordon have built two developments with Housing Nova Scotia, creating eight units. “It’s important that everyone has access to a home — a place they are safe in, they feel proud of and they can afford,” said Mr Cameron. “The south end is a historically significant part of the town and I believe this partnership will be the turning point that will help reinvigorate this neighourhood.” Denise Vacon is a public health promoter with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and a member of CHOICE, a group of community members committed to improving safe, accessible and affordable housing options in Yarmouth County. “We are very excited to hear that the Town of Yarmouth will be benefiting from the Neighbourhood Improvement Initiative. Improving physical infrastructure is a key factor to quality of life, health and social well-being,” Ms. Vacon said. “This initiative will enhance an already strong sense of community pride, create momentum and engage residents to be part of a project that will have many positive impacts.” Housing Nova Scotia staff will deliver applications over the next few weeks to homes in the area. They are also available online at —– . add box culverts on Argyle Street at Broad Brook to handle increased runoff from storms introduce an updated sign bylaw to help create a more historical downtown feeling to the commercial area approve a new public parking lot in the south end, across from the Red and White storelast_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – Alberta’s premier says she’s worried that marijuana legalization could drive up policing and court bills her province cannot afford to pay.The justice system is already overburdened and enforcing new pot-related measures could make things worse, Rachel Notley warned in an interview with The Canadian Press.Notley said she was surprised by the recent federal proposal to levy an excise tax on recreational marijuana once it becomes legal next July, with the provinces and territories receiving just half the revenue.Alberta and other provinces have already expressed displeasure about the sharing plan, saying they should get the bulk of the revenues to cover their costs. The issue will resurface at a meeting of federal, provincial and territorial finance ministers next month.It is not reasonable to make the provinces do most of “cost-based heavy lifting” on implementing the new cannabis regime “with only a portion of the taxation,” Notley said.The federal government says legalizing recreational use will help keep marijuana out of the hands of young people while denying profits to criminal organizations. But it acknowledges the need to train and equip police to better deal with the phenomenon of drugged driving.The Trudeau government has earmarked just over $274 million to support policing and border efforts associated with legalized pot, with some of the money to be made available to the provinces.There are still many unanswered questions, including around enforcement, Notley said.“The issue with enforcement is if we don’t get it right what we do is we drive up policing and court costs quite significantly,” she said.“The justice system is stretched, and so to inject something like this in without a clear understanding of how we’re going to prosecute those things that we’re being asked to enforce could really drive a lot of costs.”In response to Notley, Liberal MP Bill Blair said Wednesday that the advent of a new approach will also mean cost reductions.“We know that each year, tens of thousands of people are charged with simple possession of cannabis,” Blair said in an interview. “Those charges will come out of the criminal justice system.”Ottawa will closely monitor the cost impacts of legalization, said Blair, parliamentary secretary to the justice and health ministers.“I think there is a very real possibility of savings but we also know it requires investment in oversight and administration and, where appropriate, enforcement,” Blair said.“That’s part of the ongoing work that we’re doing with provinces, territories and municipalities to make sure funding is available.”At the same time, cannabis producers are seeking clarity on future regulations for the recreational pot regime, noting they need to make critical decisions now on everything from fonts to layout for future packages.The federal government released a nearly 70-page consultation document late Tuesday that shed more light on proposed regulations including strict limitations for colour, graphs and font size for products.Canopy Growth Corp. president Mark Zekulin said Wednesday his company is already preparing mock-ups for products ahead of marijuana’s legalization, adding that key details remain unknown. The lack of information means the company has to play a guessing game, he said.“If you had all the information now, you could prepare a jar, for example, with elements already pre-printed on it,” Zekulin said.“These are the choices that we will need to make and frankly we’ll still need to make them now, there will just be a lot of risk that we make the wrong choice.”In its consultation document, Health Canada also proposed mandatory health warnings similar to those on tobacco products.The document will be open to public input for 60 days.A Health Canada official said Wednesday the department is looking at creating standardized requirements for all packages and labels for cannabis products while it also allows the industry some space to provide consumer information as part of efforts to undercut the black market.The department’s goal is to publish an additional document by winter to summarize the key results of the consultations and provide details in areas including packaging and labelling, the official said.— Follow @JimBronskill and @kkirkup on Twitterlast_img read more

SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators were poised for a bankruptcy declaration by the nation’s largest utility as it faces billions of dollars in potential damages from wildfires in the state.Pacific Gas and Electric Corp. had said the decision could come on Tuesday, and the California Public Utilities Commission scrambled ahead of the deadline to ensure PG&E would have financing that the company says it would need to continue providing electric and gas service under Chapter 11.The four members of the commission voted unanimously Monday at a raucous, hastily announced meeting to exempt PG&E from a longer approval process for bankruptcy credit and loans.The decision cleared a major obstacle to the company’s planned bankruptcy filing— a move that would likely set off a yearslong court battle that could result in legislative changes, higher utility rates and less money for wildfire victims.PG&E announced on Jan. 14 that it planned to file for bankruptcy in the face of at least $30 billion in potential wildfire damages. The company said it faced hundreds of lawsuits from victims of catastrophic wildfires in 2017 and 2018.The fires included the nation’s deadliest in a century — a November blaze that killed at least 86 people and destroyed 15,000 homes in Paradise and surrounding communities.The cause of that fire remains under investigation, but speculation has centred on PG&E after the utility reported power line problems nearby around the time it started.State investigators last week cleared the company’s equipment of any fault in a 2017 fire in Northern California’s wine country that killed 22 people. The finding prompted questions about whether PG&E still needed to file for bankruptcy. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office estimated that more than half of the roughly $30 billion in potential damages the company cited was from the wine country fire.Legal experts said they still expected PG&E to move forward with bankruptcy in part because that would give the company space to formulate a plan to prevent its equipment from causing more catastrophic fires and reduce its future wildfire liability.California may have to change an existing law that holds utilities entirely liable for damage caused by their equipment regardless of whether the company was negligent, said Kenneth Ayotte, who teaches corporate finance and bankruptcy law classes at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.PG&E would also be able to consolidate all wildfire lawsuits in bankruptcy court, where victims would have to tussle with creditors and would likely end up with less money.Monday’s CPUC meeting may have provided a glimpse of the acrimony that would accompany any bankruptcy filing. Protesters repeatedly denounced and spoke over members of the commission and booed and shouted, “Shame,” as it voted to allow PG&E to immediately obtain credit and loans as part of any Chapter 11 filing. PG&E has said it has lined up $5.5 billion in credit and loans so it could continue operating during bankruptcy.Commissioner Martha Aceves said the CPUC’s decision would allow “the continuation of the lights being on” if PG&E declared bankruptcy. She was then drowned out by protesters in the crowd. Commission President Michael Picker said the decision did not “encourage or enable” the company to seek bankruptcy and was not in any way an endorsement of that decision.The commission faced criticism after it gave short notice of the meeting. State law generally requires multiple days of notice for public meetings, but the CPUC cited an exception for emergency situations that affect public health or safety.Protesters accused the commission of holding the meeting illegally and bailing out PG&E despite its role in wildfires.“This is absolutely disgusting what you’re doing right now,” Jessica Tovar, a member of the group, Local Clean Energy Alliance, said during a public comment session.Christopher Chow, a spokesman for the CPUC, said in an email it had met its noticing requirements for the meeting.Sudhin Thanawala, The Associated Press read more

The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today reversed an earlier decision to suspend the case against a notorious Congolese warlord, ruling that his trial will resume.In July, the Court’s trial chamber suspended proceedings against Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, founder and leader of the Union of Congolese Patriots in the Ituri region of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), saying that prosecutors had refused orders to disclose information to his defence. It also ordered the warlord’s release.Today, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, who presided over the appeals, said that it is undisputed that the prosecution did not divulge certain information.But he said that the trial chamber erred by immediately ordering the proceedings to stop without first imposing sanctions to ensure prosecutors complied with its orders.“Sanctions are a tool for Chambers to maintain control of proceedings within the trial framework and to safeguard a fair trial without having to have recourse to the drastic remedy of staying proceedings,” Judge Song stressed.Mr. Lubanga Dyilo, whose trial at The Hague-based ICC began last January, stands accused of having committed, as co-perpetrator, war crimes of enlisting and conscripting of children under the age of 15 into the Patriotic Forces for the Liberation of Congo, and using them to participate actively in hostilities in Ituri district between September 2002 and August 2003.The case was referred to the ICC by the Congolese Government in April 2004. Other suspects standing trial at the ICC for alleged offences committed within the context of the DRC conflict are Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui. Bosco Ntaganda has been indicted but remains at large. ICC investigations in the DRC are ongoing.In a statement issued after the ruling, the Office of the Prosecutor for the ICC welcomed the decision to lift the stay of proceedings and not release Mr. Lubanga. “Victims can rest assured that his trial will be continued, and that his criminal responsibility will be decided by the judges at the conclusion of a fair trial,” the statement said. 8 October 2010The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today reversed an earlier decision to suspend the case against a notorious Congolese warlord, ruling that his trial will resume. read more

It was the second visit for the Secretary-General to the University, which bestowed on him today an honorary doctorate in recognition of the valuable work being carried out by the Organization. In his lecture, Mr. Ban hailed New Zealand’s “ingenuity and hard work” for the UN, including the contribution of military and civilian personnel to its peacekeeping operations. “This country has been a long and staunch champion of nuclear and conventional disarmament,” he went on to say, adding his hope that with New Zealand’s ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty, it will come into effect by the end of this year.He also voiced appreciation for New Zealand’s contributions over the years to promoting security in Afghanistan, Timor-Leste, the Solomon Islands and Bougainville in Papua New Guinea.New Zealand is also a pioneer on gender equality as the first country in the world where women received the right to vote, the Secretary-General noted, saying he admired this “far-sighted vision.”The country, he continued, is a party to most of the core international human rights treaties, and its aid programme and assistance have been pivotal to helping countries in the Pacific region to develop. On a personal note, the Secretary-General recalled a programme organized by the American Red Cross Society that he participated in while in high school that sponsored him to travel across the United States with other young people from more than three dozen countries. “During that programme, Jocelyn Jones and Shirley Keen were representing New Zealand. We have met several times over the years, including three years ago when I was in Auckland. And I am happy that they are here with me today,” said Mr. Ban.Also today, Mr. Ban met with Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General of New Zealand, and voiced his appreciation the country’s contribution to UN peacekeeping and significant support to the Third UN Conference on Small Islands Developing States. They also discussed New Zealand’s important role in the upcoming World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, to take place on the margins of the 69th General Assembly later this month, and exchanged views on developments in Ukraine, Iraq, the Middle East and South Sudan – subjects that the Secretary-General also discussed with Prime Minister John Key yesterday. read more

The Preliminary round groups for the Junior World Championship in Brazil are drawn on Thursday. Exactly 24 teams will compete in the four groups. Four best teams from each group will qualify for the knock-out stage.The tournament will be played between July 20 and the first day of August.This will be the last competition for generation 1994.Group ASwedenRussiaNetherlandsTunisiaBelarusParaguayGroup BSpainRomaniaSerbiaQatarAngolaPortugalgroup CDenmarkFranceArgentinaChileSouth KoreaAlgeriagroup DGermanyBrazilEgyptNorwayUruguayJapan IHFJunior World Championship 2015 ← Previous Story MOMENT OF HANDBALL HISTORY: Bravo Laszlo, goodbye Atilla! Next Story → Marko Curuvija to PICK Szeged! read more

first_imgSprint is apparently looking to lure in more current iPhone owners that are fed up with the increasingly troublesome data caps on other carriers. Starting May 18th, iPhone users on AT&T and Verizon are encouraged to bring their device into a Sprint store to receive a $100 credit on a new iPhone 4S with an unlimited data plan.Taking your device into the physical store is the most convenient way to take advantage of this deal. You will get the $100 off on the spot with a new contract on the iPhone 4S. If you prefer to make your phone purchases without the aid of human salespeople, you can buy a new iPhone then request a shipping label to send off the old one to get a guaranteed $100 account credit in 2-3 billing cycles.You may be wondering about the economics of this deal. Does it make financial sense to trade in your current iPhone for $100? Well, that depends. If you’ve got an iPhone 3GS, it almost certainly makes sense. A good condition iPhone 4 might be worth quite a bit more if sold on Craigslist. Although, Sprint doesn’t seem to be too concerned with the condition of the old device as long as it is functional. In fact, Sprint has confirmed that even if the device is appraised at under $100, it will make up the difference.The simplicity might be the most compelling reason to go this route. You stroll into the store, trade in your phone, get $100 off your new one, and you’re out the door. That puts the cost of a new iPhone 4S at $99 for the 16GB model. Sprint says the new device has to activated by 7/3/12 to be eligible for the program, and if you are sending in the old phone by mail, that has to be done by 8/14/12.via Sprintlast_img read more

first_imgIn September, the Firefox beta for Android added support for ARMv6 processors, and now the update has made its way to the stable build. While that might not make much difference to techy types that update their devices on a regular basis, it’s great news for those who tote around more humble smartphones.Mozilla‘s goal is to make sure that everyone who uses Android has access to an up-to-date, feature-rich mobile browser so all can enjoy the ever-evolving web. By bolting on support for ARMv6, millions more Android users can download and install Firefox on their phones. Most of the phones you’ve read about over the past two years on don’t run the older ARM architecture, but the HTC Cha Cha and Status, Samsung Galaxy Ace, and LG Optimus Q all do.For now, 512MB of memory is required — which means that many who own low-end or older Android devices will still be left out in the cold. That’s going to change in the near future, however. The Foundation is already working away at Project 256meg, an effort that will cut the minimum RAM requirement in half.Although these optimizations are taking shape in Firefox for Android, there’s little doubt that Firefox OS is also a prime target. Mozilla and its partners will almost certainly be focusing on entry level devices for emerging markets. In those areas, phones are the number one way that people access the Internet. With Firefox OS and its Android cousin tuned for low-cost and older hardware, Mozilla will be able to make good on its promise of bringing today’s Web to everyone.More at Mozillalast_img read more

first_img 17 Comments By Michael Kelly Saturday 28 Jan 2017, 12:30 PM 168 Views Jan 28th 2017, 12:30 PM Short URL Grower WE ADDED TEN new hens to the flock here at home this week, ostensibly so the Eldest Child could satisfy his entrepreneurial instincts and start to sell our excess eggs. We had 5 hens up to now: 4 Rhode Island Red hybrids and a beautiful little white Leghorn who produces equally beautiful white-shelled eggs.They were reliable layers for most of last year, but went off the boil (see what I did there?) over the last few months and we were down to one or two eggs a day over the winter, a serious thing in an egg-obsessed house like ours.After several consecutive days of me cutting one poached egg in half to share between our two children for breakfast, Eldest Child decided to take matters into his own hands and buy new hens to get things back on track. As we debated how many to buy, he explained that ten extra was the perfect number, so that he could start selling eggs once we’d satisfied requirements at home.He intends to do so at the gate here or at the service entrance door at GROW HQ (Head Chef JB beware). He’s even started to stockpile egg cartons, a signal of the seriousness of his intent. Since he intended to buy the hens with his communion money, I could hardly refuse.Choosing hensSo, last weekend we took ourselves off to Kehoe’s poultry farm just outside New Ross with a poultry crate in the boot of the car. As luck would have it Mr Kehoe had a grand selection of “point of lay” (ready to start laying) hens ready to go.Picking breeds of hens is usually a tradeoff between beauty and egg-laying reliability. You generally sacrifice one for the other. You can have a beautiful Columbian Brahma with a mad array of white feathers along its legs so it looks like it’s wearing leg warmers, but it probably won’t result in much income for the egg business.Given the quantity of hens we were buying, we reckoned we had some artistic licence, and opted for two each of Marans, Bluebells, Black Rock, Amber and Speckled Diamond. This required a communion money investment of €130 but with (potentially) 70 eggs to sell a week, he won’t be long making that back. Source: Shutterstock/ddsignIntroducing new hens to the flockIt is always a fun if slightly turbulent time introducing new hens into an existing, well-established flock. Hens quickly and often brutally establish and enforce a rigid pecking order so that everyone knows their place in the grand scheme of things.The best time to introduce them to each other is at night-time, so they get used to each other’s sounds in the dark when they are roosting, more placid and less prone to aggression. Closing the door, we listened and giggled at the sounds of restrained discontent and growling murmurs of “bok bok bok” from the elder lemons inside. Then Eldest Child went off to bed, no doubt to dream of all that egg money.I will be giving an Introduction to Hen Keeping class at GROW HQ on Wednesday February 8th, priced at €20. For more information and to book, visit or call 051 584422.Bringing New Hens Home1. Young hens (called pullets) will start laying eggs generally at about 6 months. At this stage they are called “point of lay” pullets. It’s an ideal time to buy them. Any earlier and you will be feeding hens that aren’t giving you an egg return. Expect to pay between €10 to €15 for a hen, depending on the breed.2. Hens are best transported in a specialist crate or carrier, or a cardboard box if you don’t have one (firmly closed so they can’t get out, but with ventilation holes). Line the base of the box with newspaper and straw.3. Leave new hens in their house for a few days to acclimatise and get used to their new home, particularly if they will eventually be free ranging. They need to get used to their house as their new base. Minor skirmishes are unavoidable when you bring new hens into a flock, and it takes a few days for them to establish their pecking order.Recipe of the Week – Kale and Smoked Cheddar Risotto Source: Shutterstock/Martin RettenbergerJB Dubois, our Head Chef at GROW HQ delivered a course on vegetarian cooking last week. The idea was to show people that introducing a couple of veggie dinners to your repertoire each week can be healthy and delicious. This was one of the recipes featured. Don’t be turned off by the idea of making your own stock . It takes just half an hour to make and makes all the difference. Serves 4.IngredientsVeg stock1 small carrot1 sprig thyme2 cloves garlic1 small leek1 stick of celeryRisotto250g arborio rice20g butter1 clove garlic1l veg stock100g kale1 carrot100g Knockanore cheese (or other smoked cheddar)toasted sesame and poppy seedsDirectionsFirst make the veg stock. Wash, peel and roughly chop the vegetables. Place them and the thyme in a pot, cover with 1.5l of cold water and a pinch of sea salt.Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to infuse for another 10 minutes. Then pass through a fine sieve.Wash and chop the kale. Peel and grate the carrot. Peel and chop the garlic. Grate the smoked cheddar. Sweat the garlic with the butter in a large pot, on a low heat for 2 minutes.Add the rice and sweat it off for 2 to 3 minutes (keep stirring to avoid sticking). Add a good pinch of sea salt and pepper. Add the veg stock little by little, stirring every few minutes. The rice should be cooked when all the stock has been absorbed (15 to 20 minutes).When the rice is cooked, add the kale, the grated carrot and the grated cheese, give it a quick stir and serve immediately. Garnish with the toasted seeds. Add a squeeze of lemon.Michael Kelly is founder of GIY and GROW HQ. Click here for more GIY tips and recipes. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Michael Kelly Gardening column: How to keep hens, plus a kale and cheddar cheese risotto recipe Keeping hens is a fast growing pastime. Find out how to do it well with Michael Kelly. Share Tweet Email9 last_img read more

first_imgDes gants CRTouch transforment de vieux moniteurs en écrans tactilesSi vous ne le saviez pas, il existe des moyens pour interagir directement avec les moniteurs à tubes cathodiques sans avoir à modifier l’affichage. Il y a déjà plus d’une vingtaine d’années que Nintendo l’avait fait, avec les fameux Duck Hunt et NES Zapper, où vous deviez tirer sur les canards en pointant un accessoire sur votre TV. Rien d’autre n’intervenait. Aujourd’hui, c’est un groupe d’étudiants belges, de l’Université de Hasselt, qui a développé un système de gants équipés de photo-transistors au bout des doigts. L’écran peut donc afficher le faisceau d’électrons dessiné par votre doigt.L’inconvénient pour le moment est que les gants CRTouch devraient être accompagnés d’autres accessoires comme une sorte de gomme pour effacer les tracés, qui restent à l’écran. Pour avoir une idée plus précise, jetez un œil sur cette démonstration. Le 10 mars 2012 à 10:30 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,I am writing to endorse Jesse Fennelly for School Committee.I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Jesse over the past few years, and I can think of no one more deserving of a seat on the school committee. His interest and dedication to the continued betterment of our town is admirable, and I feel strongly he should be given a chance to serve on the School Committee.Jesse is the proud father of two young boys who is committed to doing everything and anything he can to improve our schools. I know he will be a strong, vocal advocate on our behalf. Using his experience working at the State House, Jesse will seek input from parents and the PACs before making important decisions. I believe this approach will serve him well as he advocates on behalf of the parents in Wilmington.I’ve seen firsthand Jesse’s dedication to our community and to making Wilmington thrive and flourish. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of WCTV and is a member of the town Historic Commission, among others. In speaking with him, I know he will bring the same drive, passion, dedication and enthusiasm to the school committee.Jesse understands that great schools are a sign of a great community. I’m sure he will work tirelessly to ensure the Wilmington School Department continues to be an innovative, progressive learning environment for all students. Jesse has earned my vote, I hope you will consider joining me in casting a ballot for Jesse Fennelly for Wilmington School Committee on April 28.Sincerely,Gary DePalmaNOTE TO CANDIDATES & CAMPAIGNS: Got announcements, press releases, letters to the editor, etc.?  Email Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE RACE PREVIEW: Everything You Need To Know Before You VoteIn “Education”Special Education PAC Chair Jo Newhouse Appointed To Wilmington School CommitteeIn “Education”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Former Wilmington State Rep. Endorses Fennelly For School CommitteeIn “Letter To The Editor”last_img read more

first_imgThe last major sled dog race of the season got underway Thursday in Kotzebue. Fifteen mushers drew bib numbers Wednesday night at the start banquet for mid-distance Kobuk 440.Download AudioMusher Jeff King traverses the Kobuk 440 trail in 2015 betweenthe checkpoints of Shungnak and Kobuk. (Photo by Francesca Fenzi, KNOM – Nome)Fog enveloped parts of Western Alaska most of Wednesday, which was enough to keep flights grounded and mushing fans from the Kobuk 440 start banquet, but Kotzebue’s local radio station, KOTZ, broadcasted the event live.Kotzebue local Harriet Snyder gave the blessing before mushers and race officials dove in to platefuls of sheefish in the High School cafeteria.Local musher Louie Nelson will marshal this year’s race.“One thing we have to remember is once you get into the villages, the villages are really excited to see all the ushers so we have to act as outstanding sportsmanship and show that and they’ll love you more,” he said.Nelson dedicated the race to Elder Clarence Jackson of Noorvik, who passed away last fall.“Clarence has been a really good friend of mine for years and every time I’d come to Noorvik he was always there to welcome me into the village and we’d have something to eat and talk about old times and this year we’ll miss him,” he said. “But this year, the race is dedicated to Mr. Clarence Jackson.”Fifteen mushers will start the last major competitive sled dog race of the season. Danish native Mille Porsild is one of only three women who will compete this weekend. She doesn’t race often, but she told a small crowd she was delighted to have an opportunity this year.“It’s really, really special to be out here in Kotzebue,” she said. “I’ve looked so much forward to coming to do this race and I can’t thank the race organization enough and everyone in Kotzebue for the wonderful hospitality and wonderful food and really looking forward to going up the trail and meeting all these beautiful communities.”Three mushers who finished in the Iditarod’s top ten plan to drive teams in the Kobuk 440, including Nicolas Petit.“It’s really nice to come to little races like this — or big races actually where you feel so welcome,” he said. “I’ve been to races where we feel like criminals so, it’s really nice and welcome and so thank you.”Petit will be the last musher to leave the start chute. Kotzebue’s own John Baker will also leave near the back of the pack after pulling bib number 14. But with a considerable amount of enthusiasm, he told the crowd he had no plans to remain at the back for long.“I don’t know what number I am but I’ll go sometime … but I’m going to come back quick!” he said.Dog teams leave the start line on the sea ice midday Thursday. They’ll pass through six Western Alaskan villages. The first team is expected across the finish line sometime Saturday. Whoever it is will claim a large portion of a purse estimated at $50,000 this year.last_img read more