Suspected gas leak at Grafton Steet River Island

first_imgThe busiest online shopping day >Clerys reopens for Christmas > THE RIVER ISLAND store on Grafton Street has closed because of a  suspected gas leak.Bord Gáis Networks received a call at 10am today to dispatch a team out to the shop.The store was completely evacuated and remains so as technical staff investigate the possible leak.A spokesperson for River Ireland said they were unsure when the store might reopen.last_img

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Eamon Ryan Who really won in the ESB dispute

first_imgWE ARE ALL glad not to be waking up this morning to the power cuts that had been threatened by strike action in the ESB. One week on from the Labour Relations Committee resolution, it is interesting to consider who were the real winners and losers in the dispute. We will only know the answer to that question next February when the annual accounts for the ESB are published.If the auditors KPMG insist on the company setting aside some €300 million to cover future pension liabilities, then the common view that the company caved in will be confirmed. If,on the other hand, the balance sheet of the company remains largely unchanged, then the unions will have pushed things to the brink just for a change of wording around a rather technical accounting practise issue. The promised negotiations in the event of a future deficit, were on the table in the first place.I hope it ends up with the company not having to put more money aside to cover the accounting risk. If it does have to do so, then the real losers will be the hundreds of young electrical engineers and technician across the country who will be deprived of vital new job opportunities. Those new jobs would disappear because the only way the company could raise the necessary money would be to cut back various capital projects which should be the source of that employment. The unions would have real questions to answer about whether they have prioritised older and more established members at the expense of the young graduates or trainees.What is the Government hoping for?The Government is keeping quiet on the issue, which makes me think it is rooting for a no-cost solution for the company. The reason it would want that is it has already done real damage to the company’s investment plans by demanding a half a billion cash dividend from the ESB, which no one was planning for.It has  pedalled the false line that it was forced to do so by the Troika agreement, but that is not true. It could reverse its own dividend decision tomorrow, and if I was in the unions that is where I would be looking to put some pressure, so that the long term future of the company – and thus its pensions – are assured.The key to this dispute was whether the company would be able to pay those pension contributions in 10 or 20 years’ time. It would be a bitter irony if the dispute ended up delivering an outcome which make the company weaker and less able to meet those commitments.The old electricity model is dyingThe unions are no longer dealing with the same state-owned monopoly of the 1970s or 1980s; that old electricity model is now dying right across Europe. An energy transition is happening as power moves from old base load fossil fuel plants to new distributed renewable generation systems. In five years time, how many customers will want to buy electricity from the ESB at 16 cent for each kilo watt hour when the same power could come from a solar panel at two thirds the price?The best way for the ESB to secure its future is to invest in the growing energy services area and become a leader in home energy management systems, electric vehicles and flexible generation. In a more integrated regional electricity market, the company is also going to have to expand into the UK and use the expertise it develops here to gain a competitive advantage there. That strategy is going to be undermined if capital spending is cut. The company will still be able to manage on a day-to-day basis but its future prospects will start to look more and more uncertain; investors will start to lose faith in the company and its borrowing costs will start to rise.My guess is that the auditors will not force the company to make an extra provision in its accounts. Brendan Ogle has said that the issue is a matter between the company and KPMG. That makes sense. We need to get away from the idea that their has to be winners and losers in the first place.Eamon Ryan is the leader of the Green Party. You can follow him on Twitter at@EamonRyan.We’re interested in your ideas and opinions – do you have a story you would like to see featured in Opinion & Insight? Email opinions@thejournal.iePoll: Are you satisfied with the resolution of the ESB strike threat?Read: Strike averted, but ESB and unions differ on terms of the deallast_img read more

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The 9 at 9 St Stephens Day

first_imgEVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee.1. #WEATHER: Met Éireann has issued a weather warning from 5pm this evening until 3pm tomorrow with windy and stormy weather expected across the country. Winds in some areas are expected to be as high as 120 kilometres per hour.2. #ADRIAN DONOHOE: Two men living in New York have been questioned by gardaí in connection with the murder of detective sergeant Adrian Donohoe in Louth nearly a year ago, the Irish Daily Mail reports today.3. #WEXFORD: A man who was being detained by gardaí in connection with the discovery of the body of a man at a house in Courtown Harbour in Co Wexford on Christmas Eve has been released without charge.4. #WINTER SALES: The post-Christmas sales are already under way this morning with Grafton Street a busy place at 7am. Retailers around the country are offering discounts of up to 80 per cent on some items. Here is some essential information if you’re heading out today.5. #ADVISERS: A total of nine ministerial advisers earn salaries higher than public sector pay guidelines, according to details released just before Christmas. People working for ministers including the Tánaiste, Richard Bruton and Joan Burton all earn above the pay cap the coalition itself implemented.6. #INSOLVENCY: Thousands of people have contacted the Insolvency Service of Ireland in the first three months of its existence according to recently-released figures. The website of the ISI has been visited over 107,000 times.7. #HEALTH INSURANCE: People who have taken out health insurance at a young age will be rewarded over those who take out a policy in later life under plans being formulated by Health Minister James Reilly, the Irish Independent reports today.8. #O’CONNELL TOWER: Visitors to the famous O’Connell Round Tower in Glasnevin Cemetery will soon be able to climb to the top of it for the first time in over four decades with planning permission to reconstruct its wooden staircase secured in recent weeks. The nationalist monument was bombed by loyalists in 1971.9. #INDIA: An Indian gangster linked to dozens of murders escaped from police custody after apparently serving food laced with sedatives to officers guarding him. AFP reports that Vikram Paras carried out the daring escape as four armed officers were escorting him from the busy Old Delhi Railway Station in the capital yesterday.last_img read more

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Aer Lingus will offer special rescue fares to passengers affected by WOW

first_img https://jrnl.ie/4564484 Thursday 28 Mar 2019, 8:13 PM 35 Comments Share339 Tweet Email4 66,140 Views Mar 28th 2019, 8:21 AM Source: Shutterstock/Vytautas KielaitisIRISH AIRLINE AER Lingus has confirmed that is offering special rescue fares to passengers affected by the collapse of Icelandic airline WOW Air. WOW Air announced in a statement this morning that it had ceased operation, cancelling all flights and disrupting thousands of passenger’s travel plans. The budget airline advised passengers to check available flights with all other airlines. “Some airlines may offer flights at a reduced rate, so-called rescue fares, in light of the circumstances,” WOW Air said.Aer Lingus confirmed today that it was offering some rescue fares to affected WOW Air customers who were due to fly between now and 11 April.“Following WOW Air’s cessation of trading, Aer Lingus can confirm that it is offering impacted WOW Air passengers special rescue fares, in accordance with our voluntary agreement with International Air Transport Association (IATA), and subject to availability on the Aer Lingus network,” an airline spokesperson said.People looking to avail of the rescue fares are told to contact Aer Lingus.EarlierThe 10.45am flight from Dublin Airport to Keflavik in Iceland was cancelled. The 9.30am inbound flight from Iceland was also cancelled as a result of the collapse. Following the announcement, the Commission for Aviation Regulation has issued advice to passengers.WOW Air had been struggling financially for months. Talks of a takeover between the budget airline and Icelandair broke down in recent days, the second time Icelandair had cancelled plans to buy the no-frills airline. The first was in November last year. Founded in 2011, the airline targeted Iceland’s location in the middle of the North Atlantic to offer a low-cost service between Europe and North America.However, it began to experience financial trouble in recent years due to heightened competition and rising fuel prices and had been searching for an investor for months.On Monday, the airline said it was in talks to restructure its debt with its creditors after Icelandair ended brief negotiations.WOW Air was left needing €37 million to save the company.The airline had reduced its fleet in recent months from 20 to 11 aircraft, eliminating several destinations – including those to the United States – as well as cutting 111 full-time jobs.With reporting from © – AFP, 2019  Aer Lingus will offer special rescue fares to passengers affected by WOW Air collapse The budget airline had advised passengers to check available flights with all other airlines. By Cónal Thomas Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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European Parliament condemns lack of transparency in Cyprus deposit tax decision

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The European Parliament has heavily criticized eurozone officials, accusing them of a lack of transparency over their decision to enforce a deposit tax in Cyprus.“We regret the lack of transparency and democratic accountability in the original solution proposed by the Commission, IMF and the ECB for Cyprus,” said European Parliament President Martin Schulz on behalf of the majority of political group leaders in the European Parliament Conference of Presidents – EPP Joseph Daul, S&D Hannes Swoboda, ALDE Guy Verhofstadt, Greens/EFA Rebecca Harms and Daniel Cohn-Bendit, ECR Martin Callanan.“Eurozone finance ministers also must take responsibility for this original solution for the Cyprus banking sector. The proposed solution was taken behind closed doors in the early hours of the morning without proper reflection on the consequences for ordinary people. Yet the ‘blame-game’ on whose proposal this was only serves to undermine confidence in the EU.”The European Parliament leaders said that deposits of less than 100,000 euros should be exempt from any tax.“A fairer and sustainable solution for the Cypriot people must be found,” they said in their statement. “We need a European solution to the Cyprus problem, not an external one. Ordinary people’s savings should not be used to bail out the banking sector.“The eurozone banking system is undergoing a radical overhaul with the establishment of a banking union and a single supervisory mechanism. The situation in Cyprus underlines the need for these to be put in place as soon as possible. Direct EU supervision over eurozone banks will be key in ensuring that similar crises as the one in Cyprus would be avoided.”Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

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Riot police break up party in Wash college town

first_imgSEATTLE — Hundreds of college-age revelers in Washington state — thwarted in efforts to continue a large party — threw projectiles at police who responded with pepper spray to disperse them, authorities said.Multiple partiers were arrested during the melee late Saturday and early Sunday in Bellingham, according to police Sgt. Mike Scanlon.“There was drinking, it became disorderly and pretty much an out and out riot,” he told The Associated Press.He said the unrest began as police dispersed a noisy party that had drawn a few hundred people.Lauren Boushey, 20, a Western Washington junior, who was at the apartment complex party said it broke up around 9 p.m. and police officers politely asked people to go home.“It was set up to be … this really nice night and nothing reckless or ridiculous like it turned into,” she said Sunday, noting that the party wasn’t connected to the riots and that people lingered and a crowd started forming a block away.Many of the revelers then moved to nearby Laurel Park, where they were joined by even more people, Scanlon said, calling it a “large, intoxicated, disorderly crowd.”The situation “finally boiled over,” he said. “They began hurling projectiles at police.”Up to 500 people had converged on the park as police worked to disperse them, at one point using pepper spray, Scanlon said.It took about 45 minutes to clear the area and restore order.Boushey said she saw several people throwing bottles and beer cans at police officers and provoking them. She saw multiple officers get hit by bottles.last_img read more

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Haitian Millennium Development gala highlights investment opportunities in Haiti

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – The first Haitian Millennium Development gala kicked off yesterday in Hollywood.The event showcased growing investment opportunities in Haiti and was hosted by 200 members of the First Haitian Millionaire’s Club.The goal of the event was to rebuild the country and to get the Haitian economy back on track with a particular focus on improving the energy sector.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Walker House Dems aim to put climate policy back on the table

first_imgLt. Gov. Byron Mallott (with Gov. Bill Walker, right) is heading up an effort to develop a formal climate change policy. Pictured April 20, 2016. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)Climate change has always been a sticky issue for Alaska policymakers. In a state that sits on the front lines of global warming but remains deeply dependent on oil, it sometimes seems like the easiest option is just not talking about it at all.Listen nowBut now, Gov. Bill Walker and Democrats in the state House are considering some tentative steps to tackle the issue. And they’re picking up where another Alaska governor left off.The Walker administration has been signaling for months that it wants to develop a formal climate change policy. The governor even previewed the effort in his State of the State speech on Jan. 18.“Alaska is the only Arctic state in the nation, and we are ground zero for climate impacts,” Walker said. “We must maintain the integrity of our land, air and water for future generations. My administration is developing a framework to engage Alaskans in this effort [to] protect our way of life.”In the speech, Walker sounded a lot like the last Alaska governor to tackle climate change — Sarah Palin.“As the largest and only Arctic state, we’re also studying climate change, through our DEC-led sub-cabinet,” Palin said in her last State of the State speech in 2009. Her sub-cabinet — essentially a working group of government officials established by administrative order in 2007 — was the last major statewide policy effort on climate change.Larry Hartig chaired that effort, as commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation — a job he still has, two governors later. He said when his team first started talking about climate change adaptation, they were ahead of their time.“In the early years, I would go to meetings with other states or other countries, and I would be talking about adaptation, and they would look at me like I was doing something sinful,” Hartig said, because talking about climate change was supposed to mean talking about stopping climate change, by cutting greenhouse gas emissions.“It was like you were distracting people from the real work if you wanted to talk about how you’re going to adapt to change,” Hartig said. “It was kind of like giving up.”Now, of course, nearly ten years later, adapting to climate change is no longer an outlandish idea.Palin’s sub-cabinet was supposed to draft an overarching state climate strategy, to deal with impacts, cut emissions and triage the most threatened communities. Hartig says a lot of good work came out of that effort — you can still find the reports online. But there was never any final strategy. Under Gov. Sean Parnell, the focus shifted. The sub-cabinet is still on the books, but it last met in 2010.Now, Walker is trying to revive that effort, and he’s tapped Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott to head it.“Well, there is a climate policy process in the works,” Mallott said. “What’s in it, is a work in progress.”If that sounds vague, well, it is — deliberately so, Mallott said. He said he knows climate change is a touchy subject, and he’s trying to get a lot of input before moving forward. He said he wants to get beyond the political debate over what causes climate change, and focus on dealing with its impacts.“Let’s get at making progress in such a way that regardless of your core belief as to what causes it, [we can] focus on its reality and how do we deal with that,” Mallott said. “Because if I start from the place, ‘I believe it’s human caused,’ then I’ve already begun to disengage from voices that believe differently. And they need to be heard.”Ultimately, Mallott said, the state needs to plan not only for environmental change, but for changes in international policy and the markets, which, he said, are likely moving toward a low-carbon future whether Alaska likes it or not.The administration is aiming to release something more concrete this spring.Meanwhile, Rep. Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage, the new co-chair of the House Resources Committee, plans to introduce a climate bill within weeks.Josephson said the issue has taken on a new urgency since the November election.“It’s a higher priority because I don’t have a White House anymore that cares,” Josephson said. “And that is profoundly concerning and frustrating. So for the next three years and 11 and a half months, it’s not going to come from the federal government.”Josephson said his bill will likely call for an outside commission to recommend specific legislation. He’s also considering a climate change mitigation fund. That would add a small per-barrel carbon tax on oil production to fund climate adaptation, like evacuation roads or new schools for eroding villages.But there is less appetite in the Republican-controlled state Senate.Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, is chair of the Senate Resources Committee. She said Alaska already taxes oil production to pay for infrastructure — that’s basically how the state budget works.And Giessel pointed out that Alaska has a different set of incentives than, say, California. In a state that still gets much of its revenue from oil, she said, if we want more money to deal with climate impacts, we need more oil production, not less.“Should we hamper Alaska in developing our financial means to handle these challenges?” Giessel asked. “I think that it would be very short-sighted and imprudent.”Giessel, who is also the Senate chair for Arctic Policy, said she has doubts about whether human activity is the main driver behind climate change. And she worries that even discussing the issue opens up a dangerous can of worms.“Every day we have change in our environment. Of course we plan for change,” Giessel said. “But there are many folks that take this opportunity to advocate for completely shutting down our state. And that’s the risk when you start opening this kind of conversation up.”last_img read more

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Abhinandan fit to fly again

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan when Delhi and Islamabad were involved in aerial skirmishes earlier this year, has reportedly cleared all medical tests and is fit to fly again. After his capture in February, Wing Commander Varthaman was taken off flying duties due to injuries sustained in Pakistan after ejecting from his MiG-21. Also Read – Subramanian Swamy cross-examined in National Herald case Advertise With Us He then underwent a series of tests over the next month-and-a-half to decide if he can fly a fighter jet again. Varthaman was captured by the Pakistani Army on February 27 after his MiG-21 Bison jet was shot down in a dogfight with Pakistani jets during an aerial combat. He downed an F-16 fighter of Pakistan before his plane was hit. After he was captured, Varthaman showed courage and grace in handling the most difficult circumstances for which he was praised by politicians, strategic affairs experts, ex-servicemen, celebrities and people in general.last_img read more

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BTS Burn the Stage The Movie Documentary Set to Hit YouTube Premium

first_img Popular on Variety BTS’s next concert film, “BTS World Tour Love Yourself in Seoul,” will have the widest event-cinema release in history: It’s slated to hit 3,800 theaters across 95 countries as part of a one-day release on Saturday, Jan. 26.On YouTube, BTS has been ragingly popular. They are the first Korean group to surpass 600 million views on YouTube for a single video with the music video for “DNA.” They also hold the record as the Korean artists with the most music video views on YouTube, with four music videos over 400 million views — “Fire,” “Dope,” “Fake Love,” and ‘Mic Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)” — and three music videos over 300 million views — “Blood Sweat & Tears,” “Save Me,” and “Idol.”“I am glad that we have been able to reintroduce the story of such great global artists like BTS,” said Nadine Zylstra, head of YouTube Originals for Asia Pacific. “I hope that ‘Burn the Stage: The Movie’ will become another special present to our viewers around the world.”YouTube Premium is now available in 29 countries, including South Korea, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain and Sweden. The service is priced at $11.99 per month in the U.S., and includes ad-free access to all YouTube videos and YouTube Music as well as full access to YouTube Originals.BTS is an abbreviation of “Bangtan Sonyeondan” (“bulletproof boy scouts”). The group — comprising members RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook — debuted in June 2013. Silicon Valleywood: Content Creators Discuss if Storytelling is Driven by Data “Burn the Stage: The Movie,” a documentary following K-pop group BTS on their 2017 concert tour, will be streaming on the YouTube Premium subscription service starting this Friday.The movie is based on the previous YouTube original series “BTS: Burn the Stage.” Since its release in theaters worldwide last November, “Burn the Stage: The Movie” has drawn more than 2 million fans in more than 70 countries and regions. The 83-minute documentary film features additional footage beyond the series including narrations, studio interviews, and an appearance by Bang Si-Hyuk, CEO of BTS’ label Big Hit Entertainment.“Burn the Stage: The Movie” will be released on YouTube Premium on Jan. 18 at 11 p.m. KST / 9 a.m. EST on YouTube Premium. Also on Friday, viewers around the world will be able to watch an exclusive five-minute highlight of the film through the new YouTube Premieres feature (at this link) and participate in the release countdown using YouTube’s global live-chat function to connect with other fans. Related ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 YouTube Rings in Era of Ad-Supported Originals By Making ‘Cobra Kai’ Free to Watchlast_img read more

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Auris Health Unveils FDACleared Monarch Platform for Robotic Bronchoscopy

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | July 29, 2019 New AI Tool Identifies Cancer Outcomes Using Radiology Reports Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have demonstrated that an artificial intelligence (AI) tool can perform as… read more Technology | Endoscopes | March 26, 2018 Auris Health Unveils FDA-Cleared Monarch Platform for Robotic Bronchoscopy Flexible remote-controlled technology provides continuous visualization of small, hard-to-reach lung nodules News | Interventional Radiology | May 06, 2019 Ultrasonic Device Safe and Effective for Lung Vessel Sealing in Minimally Invasive Lobectomy According to a new study, an ultrasonic vessel-sealing device can improve patient outcomes by reducing the incidence of… read more News | Lung Cancer | May 29, 2019 Vast Majority of Heavy Smokers Not Screened for Lung Cancer Out of more than 7 million current and former heavy smokers, only 1.9 percent were screened for lung cancer in 2016… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | June 03, 2019 SIIM and ACR Host Machine Learning Challenge for Pneumothorax Detection and Localization The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) are collaborating… read more News | Lung Cancer | April 29, 2019 Physicians, Patients Talking Less About Lung Cancer Screening Smoking rates are down nationally, but so are discussions among physicians and smokers about lung cancer screening,… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | May 13, 2019 FDA Approves Zebra Medical Vision’s HealthPNX AI Chest X-ray Triage Product Zebra Medical Vision has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for HealthPNX, an artificial… read more center_img News | Lung Cancer | July 17, 2019 New Lung Ambition Alliance Aims to Double Five-year Lung Cancer Survival by 2025 The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), Guardant Health, the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (… read more March 26, 2018 — Auris Health Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the company’s Monarch Platform. The Monarch Platform integrates the latest advancements in robotics, software, data science and endoscope innovation, with the goal of improving patient outcomes, enhancing physician capabilities, and lowering costs to the healthcare system.Auris’ first targeted disease state is lung cancer. The FDA cleared the platform for diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic procedures. The goal of the technology is to enable more accurate diagnosis, and eventually treatment, of small and hard-to-reach nodules in the periphery of the lung.Founded and led by surgical robotics pioneer Frederic Moll, M.D., Auris has raised more than $500 million in equity capital from leading technology investors including Mithril Capital Management, Lux Capital, Coatue Management and Highland Capital.There are a variety of diagnostic options currently available for lung cancer, but all have limitations in accuracy, safety, or invasiveness. These limitations can lead to false positives, false negatives or side effects such as pneumothorax (collapsed lung) and hemorrhage, which may increase healthcare costs and extend hospital stays.“Four hundred fifty people die every day in the United States due to lung cancer. It is the No. 1 cancer killer of both men and women in the world. Lung cancer screening has given us an opportunity to save some of these people by diagnosing the cancer early, while we have a chance to cure it. Despite the benefit, we still are limited by the current technology in making a diagnosis,” said Michael Simoff, M.D., director of interventional pulmonology at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. “The development of new advanced technology, like the Monarch Platform, could allow us the opportunity to make the diagnosis early, which translates directly to saving lives.”The Monarch Platform is a flexible endoscopic technology that holds promise to fight lung cancer by allowing physicians to diagnose, and eventually treat, hard-to-reach, small peripheral nodules with greater precision. The platform utilizes a familiar controller-like interface that physicians use to navigate the flexible robotic endoscope to the periphery of the lung with improved reach, vision and control. Combining traditional endoscopic views into the lung with computer-assisted navigation based on 3-D models of the patient’s own lung anatomy, the Monarch Platform provides physicians with continuous bronchoscope vision throughout the entire procedure.For more information: www.aurishealth.com Related Content News | Artificial Intelligence | May 20, 2019 AI Detects Unsuspected Lung Cancer in Radiology Reports, Augments Clinical Follow-up Digital Reasoning announced results from its automated radiology report analytics research. In a series of experiments… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | May 31, 2019 AI Biomarker Demonstrates High Predictive Power for Lung Cancer Immunotherapy Lunit announced an abstract presentation of its artificial intelligence (AI) precision medicine research portfolio at… read more News | Radiation Therapy | July 09, 2019 Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Deliver Personalized Radiation Therapy New Cleveland Clinic-led research shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can use medical scans and health records to… read more last_img read more

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Opened officially in March 2017 Banyan Tree Jiuzh

first_imgOpened officially in March 2017, Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou is a picturesque mountain retreat 2500 metres above sea level. Located 2.5 hours away from Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport and a 60-minute drive from Jiuzhaigou National Park, the resort allows guests easy access to the nature reserve while providing a Sanctuary for the Senses away from the hustle and bustle of city life and tourist crowds.Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou has welcomed guests back into the fairytale nature reserve, just in time to enjoy the late spring blossoms, sparkling lakes and a 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and valleys. To give guests an authentic Jiuzhaigou experience, the resort has curated an annual event calendar that includes a series of unique moments covering nature exploration and cultural immersion from May until the end of the year.As a one-stop resort designed to delight all kinds of guests, Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou presents a handpicked collection of luxury amenities. To celebrate its reopening, Banyan Tree Jiuzhaigou welcomes all old and new guests with a special offer. From now until 15 July 2018, guests may book the Night On Us promotion online to enjoy one complimentary night for every two nights stayed. For a complete experiential package, book the three-day/two-night Sense of Exploration package and enjoy daily breakfast, two set meals and a half-day village tour including roundtrip transfer and farmhouse lunch for two.Go back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletterBanyan Tree Jiuzhaigou officially reopened to guests on 28 April following the reopening of Jiuzhaigou National Park in early March after 7 months of post-quake reconstruction efforts. A UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in the mountainous region of Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, Jiuzhaigou National Park is famous for its otherworldly beauty.last_img read more

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first_img by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Aug 9, 2018 4:06 pm PDT Last Updated Aug 9, 2018 at 4:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email AP Exclusive: Casey Affleck opens up in the wake of #MeToo LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Casey Affleck has been mostly absent from the public eye for the past year, but in the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements and with a new film coming out this fall, he is for the first time addressing lingering questions about earlier harassment allegations.The 42-year-old actor, producer and director is taking responsibility for the “unprofessional” atmosphere on the set of 2010’s “I’m Still Here” that led to civil lawsuits from two women who worked on the film. He also spoke to The Associated Press about what he’s learned from the #MeToo conversation and what he’s doing at his production company to bring new voices into Hollywood.During Affleck’s best actor campaign for “Manchester By the Sea” in 2016, the spotlight was turned back on the civil lawsuits filed by a cinematographer and a producer who worked on “I’m Still Here” for breach of contract. One of the women also sued for sexual harassment, and both described an uncomfortable atmosphere on the set of the unconventional mockumentary.“It was an unprofessional environment … the buck had to stop with me being one of the producers and I have to accept responsibility for that,” Affleck told the AP of the making of “I’m Still Here,” which he produced and directed. “I contributed to that unprofessional environment and I tolerated that kind of behaviour from other people and I wish that I hadn’t.”He added: “I behaved in a way and allowed others to behave in a way that was really unprofessional. And I’m sorry.”Although the lawsuits were settled out of court, Affleck’s name in 2016 and 2017 became associated with a long list of men who have abused power in Hollywood. While Affleck has addressed the lawsuits, including in an AP interview from July 2017 , he also has not spoken publicly since #MeToo and Time’s Up overtook the culture ten months ago.In that time, Affleck also opted out of presenting the best actress award at the Oscars — traditionally the responsibility of the previous year’s best actor winner. Instead, Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence handed the trophy to Frances McDormand.“I think it was the right thing to do just given everything that was going on in our culture at the moment,” Affleck said. “And having two incredible women go present the best actress award felt like the right thing”Affleck said he’s been learning a lot in the past few years listening to the conversation and has moved away from a place of defensiveness to one of finding his own culpability.“I think bigger picture, in this business women have been underrepresented and underpaid and objectified and diminished and humiliated and belittled in a bazillion ways and just generally had a mountain of grief thrown at them forever. And no one was really making too much of a fuss about it, myself included, until a few women with the kind of courage and wisdom to stand up and say, ‘You know what? Enough is enough,’” Affleck said. “Those are the people who are kind of leading this conversation and should be leading the conversation. And I know just enough to know that in general I need to keep my mouth shut and listen and try to figure out what’s going on and be a supporter and a follower in the little, teeny tiny ways that I can.”Of his decision to do an interview now, Affleck said, “If I’m not promoting a movie, I’m not going to do any press, so that’s why you haven’t heard from me.”He’s also taking these lessons both to work and home to his two sons, who are ages 14 and 10.“I want to be in a world where grown men model compassion and decency and also contrition when it’s called for, and I certainly tell (my sons) to own their mistakes when they make them,” he said.Over the past year, Affleck has been spending time with his kids and girlfriend, and hard at work on various projects, including “The Old Man & The Gun,” a kind-hearted film where he plays a cop trying to track down an older bank robber, played by Robert Redford. He also has directed a film, “Light of My Life,” a father-daughter story co-starring Elisabeth Moss which he said some people will see soon.“The Old Man & the Gun,” his third collaboration with director David Lowery, will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening in theatres on Sept. 28.“(Lowery) always assembles a really nice group of people around him,” Affleck said. “It sort of makes its way into the movie. It’s such a nice experience to watch one of his movies.”At his production company, Sea Change Media, he said he and his development partner Whitaker Lader are looking to shepherd filmmakers with stories that aren’t well-represented in Hollywood.“It’s nice to be able to take the teeny tiny bit of experience that she and I have and use it to help other people get started,” Affleck said. “There’s really no better feeling than that.”___A Q&A and Video of this interview are available here: https://apnews.com/e50db6e255364f7da01412a6734a3685last_img read more

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first_img[photos and text: construction intern Maureen Connaughton] [photos & text: Maureen Connaughton] The southwest bed was recently amended for new salad greens. Seed starts in progress include: tomatoes, cantaloupe, peppers, and chiles. center_img Through the winter and early spring, the High Tunnel Greenhouse will be supplying the café and CSA members with fresh greens like butter crunch, red leaf, spinach, baby bok choy, romaine and chard as well as herbs like dill and parsley. February 2, 2011Last year was prolific for the southwest bed in the High Tunnel Greenhouse for tomatoes.  last_img

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first_imgA thief or thieves stole a safe containing money from a residence in Peyia on Monday afternoon, police said.A British visitor told police that between 7.30pm and 10.20pm the house he is staying in was broken into and thieves took a safe containing €1,200 and GBP115.Police officers who visited the scene discovered that entry had been gained via a balcony door which had been left unlocked.They collected various items to facilitate investigations.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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first_imgOne of the greatest sporting events in Cyprus will take place on the 23-24 March at the coastal front of Limassol.For the fourth consecutive year, CNP ASFALISTIKI, a member of the French colossus CNP ASSURANCES S.A., is going to insure the event as the Health and Safety sponsor for the OPAP Marathon of Limassol.CNP ASFALISTIKI’s General Manager Andreas C. Stylianou stated the following in this respect: “It is an obvious principle for CNP ASFALISTIKI to adopt and implement the legitimate demand of society which expects powerful local businesses to contribute to important sectors and return value to the society.“We provide our support to this great and established sporting event and this is evidenced by the thousands of Cypriot and foreign runners who take part in it.”He also added that “every year, the organisation of this event sets the bar even higher, creating a sporting event of an international calibre which promotes Cyprus’ modern image and highlights the beautiful city of Limassol.”The OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO is being held for the 13th consecutive year and it is the Pancyprian Marathon Championship of the Cyprus Amateur Athletic Association.It conforms with the highest international standards of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races which certify it.On the occasion of the 13th OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO, CNP ASFALISTIKI this week hosted a cocktail party where organisers, sponsors, supporters, stakeholders and representatives from the media had the opportunity to meet ahead of the big race.As part of the event, Andreas Spyrou, Business Development Manager of the organisation, presented the most important aspects of the race as well as the innovations introduced this year.For more information please visit www.limassolmarathon.com and www.facebook.com/limassolmarathonFollow the organisation on Social Media:www.facebook.com/limassolmarathonwww.instagram.com/limassolmarathonYou May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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massive stash of cocaine just lying around is like being a kid in a sweet shop Thats exactly what happened to one opportunistic drug dealer who discovered £50million ($66million) worth of cocaine washed up on a beach Thats not your average trip to the seaside Julian Underhill of Caister-on-Sea Norfolk took tens of thousands of pounds worth of the 360kg stash comparing the find to Willy Wonkas Golden Ticket Oompa Loompa Credit: SWNSUnderhill 34 was quickly caught after news of his haul got around when he sent a text to a woman bragging about the fact hed picked up more than a bucket spade and stick of rock on his trip to the coast Prosecutor Martin Ivory said: "The defendant in his text message to another individual said that he had effectively stumbled upon what he described as Willy Wonkas Golden Ticket and that he anticipated that he could be £20000 ($26200) to £30000 ($39300) better off as a result of that find" The 94 percent pure drugs contained in holdall bags were rapidly seized by the National Crime Agency after they washed up on Caister-on-Sea and Hopton beaches in Norfolk in February Police believe that the drugs had been tied to buoys off the coast by smugglers but were swept onto the beaches after their ties were broken by strong winds and waves Guess thats what you call blow Norwich Crown Court heard that 88g of cocaine – worth between £360 ($472) and £450 ($590) – was found when they arrested Underhill at his home on March 3 along with 853g of cannabis worth around £5000 ($6500) Underhill told officers that he had found two 1kg packages which had already been opened on the beach after the holdalls washed up on February 9 In defence of the event Andrew Oliver said that Underhill was not a usual cocaine dealer saying that he only sent the text to impress a woman and had used or sold around 150g of cocaine since his bonanza "He says hes effectively bragging to a female friend and its of note that he doesnt want anyone else to know about it" said Mr Oliver "But these things being as they are it obviously gets out because when one goes down the list of texts that Mr Hamilton (the officer in the case) identified there are clearly request for him for cocaine" Credit: SWNSMr Oliver explained that prior to this Underhill had just been a low-level cannabis dealer calling him a somewhat pathetic heavy user of cannabis and crack cocaine Oliver said that while Underhill accepted that he supplied and consumed some of the cocaine the precise value he took may never be known Oliver added that Underhill helped to care for his grandmother and had a history of depression having previously attempted to take his own life Sentencing Underhill Judge Maureen Bacon QC said that he came within a whisker of being jailed after he admitted possession with intent to supply Class A and B drugs Underhill who is unemployed was given a two-year suspended prison sentence and was also ordered to undergo a drug rehabilitation course Maybe after this ill-thought out 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We agree that corruption is indeed a radicaliser because it destroys faith in legitimate authority “Let me remind you gentlemen that radicalisation is a key causative factor of terrorism” the minister said Mohammed said that he would soon kick-start a series of town hall meetings across the country to take the sensitization campaign which he launched in Abuja last Monday directly to Nigerians The town hall meetings he said would be in addition to using the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the relevant units of the Ministry of Information and Culture to reach every part of the country ”We know that those who stole us dry are powerful They have newspapers radio and television stations and an army of supporters to continuously deride the government’s war against corruption “But we are undaunted and will not relent until corruption is also decimated” the minister said Mohammed said that corruption was responsible for the endemic poverty in the country today noting that whereas Nigeria’s national budget has increased from just over N900 billion in 1999 to over N6 trillion in 2016 poverty has also increased almost by the same proportion ”The reason is not far-fetched: Appropriated funds have mostly ended up in the pockets of a few looters” he said ”When the money meant to construct roads is looted the end result is that the roads are not built and the people suffer and even die in avoidable road accidents “When the money meant to provide electricity is looted we all are perpetually sentenced to darkness When the money meant for healthcare is pocketed by a few we are unable to reduce maternal and infant mortality These are the costs of corruption” he said According to Mohamed whereas the sum of N51829 billion was appropriated for 1278 projects in the Zonal Intervention Projects for 2015 a total of 21 individuals and companies benefited from the ‘Dasukigate’ to the tune of N54659 billion “The implication is that the amount received by 21 individuals and 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me) as a person who would consider Justin Biebers new facial tattoo one of the most important news items in the world on May 9 Engineers would have us believe that algorithms are altruistic bits of code that make our lives better Google defines them as "computer programs that look for clues to give you back exactly what you want” But the truth is more complex Facebook this week is being forced to grapple with that complexity after the technology news site Gizmodo alleged that the social networks "Trending" box is subject to a significant amount of human curation and therefore bias According to unnamed former members of the Trending team interviewed by Gizmodo some curators purposefully excluded articles from conservative outlets such as Breitbart and RedState from appearing in the module even when they were popular enough to earn the trending designation These curators contract workers who often had journalistic backgrounds were essentially exercising editorial judgment to determine which stories were newsworthy enough to warrant inclusion in the Trending feature the piece alleges The story surprised many readers who believed the Trending to mean trending aka an impartial reflection of what’s popular on Facebook Responding to the Gizmodo story Facebook said it doesn’t prohibit any news outlet from appearing in the module and uses rigorous guidelines to ensure “consistency and neutrality” Thats fine Determining what information in the world is worthy of wide dissemination is a role news organizations have played for centuries But Facebook doesnt explain anywhere in or around the trending box that humans are selecting some of the stories that receive such prominent placement Nor does the company explain that the "Trending" items are tailored to each users interests rather than an ordered list of the biggest news items across Facebook on a given day The end result nudges users to place a disproportionate amount of trust in an algorithm and an unknown team of curators whose processes are completely opaque All of this is occurring at a time when traditional media outlets are held accountable by their readers more than ever thanks in part ironically to social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter Its long past time for Facebook to be more transparent about the methods it uses to amplify information The Menlo Park Calif company like many tech giants wants to be seen as a nonpartisan entity whose role is to deliver information from one user to another Heres Adam Mosseri Facebook’s product management director for News Feed explaining to TIME last year how the company organizes information in the feed: "The thing thats important to remember is we cant start an editorialized feed That doesnt mean we dont have values but theres a line that we cant cross which is deciding that a specific piece of information–be it news political religious etc–is something we should be promoting Thats an editorial point of view the way a newspaper has so we cant do that" 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